Yes, there are llamas in Phoenix.
And if that isn't enough llamas for you, here's a Monty Python bit about them...
"We are spending billions of dollars trying to send students to college and maintain them there when, on average, they read at about the grade 6 or 7 level, according to Renaissance Learning’s latest report on what American students in grades 9-12 read, whether assigned or chosen," education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky [said].... "The average reading level for five of the top seven books assigned as summer reading by 341 colleges using Renaissance Learning’s readability formula was rated 7.56 [meaning halfway through seventh grade]."I teach political science and history classes and have used the same (or similar) primary source texts for many years. Since the past five or even ten years, I now receive complaints from students about how difficult the readings are. Today's students simply cannot process the readings anymore. Those who do process them, filter them through some progressive-laden filter and miss the plain meaning.
I had a hard time writing on these topics, the Compact in particular.
I did not like this assignment. The wording on these documents was hard to understand.A strong indicator over recent years of student inability to read is a decline in overall grades. As I mentioned, I've used the same readings and the same grading rubric for many years, but the overall average grades have declined from an average of around 90% to an average of around 78%.
It is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat, but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make us giggle, then tell us to run along and pick marigolds. Talk about man creating God in his own image!I know some of you will discount the quote because of its source, but the source doesn't negate its accuracy. We hear these ideal echoed in so many phrases of today:
The gospel of progressivism only accepts moral relativism when it comes to other people's beliefs. Anyone who disagrees with its dogmas deserves ridicule and retribution. In some twisted way, Obama is saying to the rest of the world that America and the West deserve ISIS.Now I understand liberals more than they seem to understand me or the conservative point of view. And I understand them far more than is comfortable for my own peace of mind. After all, some of my best friends are liberals.
You don't know what moral relativism is. It's [sic] means you think your faith gives you morality that is not found elsewhere, whereas we believe your morality is no more privileged than any others [sic].Besides this liberal troll's absolute certainty in his moral stance to condemn others, he demonstrates his "superior" critical thinking (as he, himself claimed) with a condescending comment, as well as a poor definition of moral relativism.