“I Know You Went to Yuba Community College and Couldn’t Graduate…”

Don’t miss Republican congressman Don Young (R-AK) abusing Rice University professor Dr. Doug Brinkley, by calling him “garbage” and, apparently, forgetting his name (article/YouTube). Credit to Dr. Brinkley for standing up for himself, and successfully weaponizing the tea party “we pay your salary” mantra against the anti-intellectual, disrespectful, and profoundly uninformed Young.


  1. Hmm.

    Republican Party, 1912 (Teddy Roosevelt): “The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.”

    Republican Party, 2011 (Don Young): “We have sort of an elitist group for going up there [to ANWR], an elitist group. … as a college professor in an ivory tower you can go up there and camp and spend your time. And I hope you spend a lot of money. But the reality is this area should be drilled.”

    They’ve come a long way in a hundred years, haven’t they?

    1. See conservation verses preservation.

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