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Someone please dispell this rumor

bladeofgondorbladeofgondor Posts: 12Registered User New Member
edited March 2005 in Cornell University
Hail all Cornellians,
Several people recently told me that they would not go to Cornell because 1. the weather "sucked"; and 2. the people there were so politically correct that it was easy to offend everyone. I personally would love to go to Cornell, but would also enjoy hearing what you think. Thanks!
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Replies to: Someone please dispell this rumor

  • mercurymercury Posts: 908Registered User Member
    I've heard that the weather is just like anywhere else in the northeast. Consider that Boston, perhaps the city with the most colleges in the United States, is further north.

    Here's something I came across. It seems very similar to what I experience at home in Jersey.
    http://www.14850.com/web/tnt/chart.gif

    The second statement I find very hard to believe.
  • SpanksSpanks Posts: 3,612Registered User Senior Member
    well, you won't be able to offend me with any political incorrectness, that's for sure
  • xaviermaniaxaviermania Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    As long as you're a conservative Republican, I'm OK with you.

    Others need not apply.
  • JacoPastoriusJacoPastorius Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    Let's not forget the distinction between conservative Republicans and Bush Republicans. I can list 10 individual policies off the top of my head that are at serious odds with conservatism but that the Bushies embrace. I'm a moderate leftist (think Paul Krugman, he's my idol-- sound economics combined with an eye for social injustice) and I am highly aware of the disenchantment of real conservative policy makers and columnists and analysts with Bush #2.
  • sparticus800sparticus800 Posts: 4,092Registered User Senior Member
    dont worry blade, the winter break is like 6 weeks, and "ithaca is gorges" shirts abound. and cornell is not PC its pretty liberal from what I hear...
  • xaviermaniaxaviermania Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    Jaco---

    Still waiting for those issues.

    This should be good :)

    W '04
  • RegisNYCRegisNYC Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    ummm, jacopastorius, did you call Paul Krugman a "moderate leftist"? not quite...the guy is so far to the left it's not even funny.

    and PC and liberal are more or less synonymous...i.e. liberals are concerned with being PC
  • sempitern555sempitern555 Posts: 3,350- Senior Member
    while conservatives are concerned with being blowhards and offending everybody?

    hey, as long as we're not stereotyping :)
  • SpanksSpanks Posts: 3,612Registered User Senior Member
    I'm pretty liberal, but not politically correct
  • Dadaist2Dadaist2 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    "liberals are concerned with being PC"

    I agree with that. And this:
    PC and liberal are identical terms since political correctness is just a way for liberals to define themselves as inherently correct.
  • NickyJane18NickyJane18 Posts: 1,754Registered User Senior Member
    Dang, what is with all the liberal hatin around here...have you all actually been to CU????
  • SpanksSpanks Posts: 3,612Registered User Senior Member
    Liberals is pimps ;)
  • NickyJane18NickyJane18 Posts: 1,754Registered User Senior Member
    & Gangstas!!!!!!!
  • JacoPastoriusJacoPastorius Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    First of, Paul Krugman is not far left. He is not a socialist, anarchist, radical, etc. The Bush administration's policies, however, make moderates look like communists. If anyone thinks Kruugman is a communist, he/she is a complete idiot.

    Anyway, here's the list of 10 policies/nonpolicies of the Bush administration that are NOT conservative in the American sense.

    1. The invasion of Iraq (interventionism)
    2. Expansion of Medicare (PD benefit, big gov't)
    3. Cutting taxes during war
    4. No Child Left Behind (big government)
    5. Protectionism (steel tariffs in PA, for one)
    6. Disregarding states' rights (Terri Schiavo)
    7. PATRIOT Act (gov't control over citizens' lives)
    8. Privatizing social security (creates a HUGE fiscal problem)
    9. Cutting veterans' benefits
    10. Support for amending the constitution (gay marriage)

    How's that?
  • hockeygenius17hockeygenius17 Posts: 173Registered User Junior Member
    This is the problem with Paul Krugman. He thinks he knows what conservatism embodies. A lot of the above policies are in response to 9/11. The Shiavo case deals with Bush's pro-life view, and if you havent realized, Bush has done little other than make some statements. In the past few days, I think he has let the states do their work. Privatizing S.S. creates a huge fiscal problem?? S.S. will create a huge fiscal problem if unaltered. Wait and see if you want. Unfortunately, the Bush admin has acquired the bad habit of deficit spending. (Remember however that we are in a time of war and that deficit spending can actually stimulate economic growth). I don't want to lose your respect, but I lost all respect for Paul Krugman after watching him on Hardball sometime within the past 5 months. Like it or not or in truth or not, Bush is the leader of the country and he falls the closest to being a conservative Republican. Conservatives will follow him because he is closer to their policies than JFKerry, Algore, Edwards, Clinton, etc...
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