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Posted By: Susan Williams on September 30, 2008
Darn, I'm trying so hard to dialogue to consensus with you. But you keep writing howlers like "hypocracy." The word is "hypocrisy."

I disagree with you: basic errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation disqualify someone from credibility in the marketplace of ideas.

So you still say that I am "arrogant and elitist" for pointing out that you and the others on this thread who are anti-Palin are exposing the lack of merit in their thinking skills by a rather embarrassing lack of language skills?

Or do you somehow believe that quality of language skills has nothing to do with quality of thinking skills? That's crazy. What do we think with? Language.

I'm not trying to bash you, and I'm sorry if I've hurt your feelings. I'm trying to tell you the truth: if you misspell words and use poor grammar and punctuation, it reveals confusion and error within your mind. It reveals a lack of precision and carefulness. It reveals you as a person who is vulnerable to misunderstanding and easily misled. You're garbling up ideas in your mind and coming to erroneous conclusions and opinions because of the disordered language patterns. And that's what I see among educators, more and more. It's sad and scary.

This breakdown in thinking skills is what explains how on Earth educators could be supporting a frightening radical like Obama for President, and how they could write nasty, illogical, uncivil commentaries like this. They simply don't grasp how off base they are because their intellects have been dulled by Politically Correct acceptance of error and bias, which is widespread among educators.

Or if they do understand how harmful Obama would be to our country, and indeed, to the education industry as a whole, they don't care, which in many ways is worse.
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