2065. vonKreedon - 5/28/2009 2:59:32 AM
Exactly, and the irony, let's not forget the irony.
2066. Ms. No - 5/30/2009 7:35:25 PM
Arrrrrg!!!! Motherfucker just let me get through my presentation and quit dragging us off topic into the same fucking argument about why you believe that white males are the most disenfranchised and discriminated against group in America.
God I'm so fucking pissed I can't even form a coherent thought. Well, not on paper, anyway. I just need for us to be released for break so that I can go out and rant in the parking lot.
LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!!! I didn't choose the goddamned chapter, I didn't write it and if you'd get your head out of your ass you'd realize that I haven't even MENTIONED all the shit you're ranting against.
And now the professor has been waxing on and on and on for the last ten minutes about fucking nothing.
2067. arkymalarky - 5/30/2009 8:43:25 PM
Welcome to the world of the typical university education program!
2068. arkymalarky - 5/31/2009 4:39:00 PM
That was a drive-by post, but when are you going to be done with all that? And what do things look like for you for next year?
Mose's masters program actually turned out great compared to a lot of ed programs and inservice teacher training, etc, for alternative certification, because they formed a community of first year teachers who had all their classes together. She made several (life-long, she believes) friends. They're trying to phase the program out, but I hope they don't. The heads of the program where she went are a husband and wife team and the woman literally kept Mose from quitting in the middle of last year when she was so overloaded. So now she's fully certified with a masters and the raise that goes with it and two years of teaching experience under her belt. Can't beat that, really.
2069. PsychProf - 10/20/2011 2:21:05 PM
Just turned the lights on.
2070. Ms. No - 10/21/2011 7:52:31 AM
ha! Makes me think of the Warner Bros. interjection:
"Shut out that light!!!"
2071. wabbit - 3/26/2012 12:53:28 AM
Posting here to avoid clogging up AP any further.
AP 42678 - "If there wasn't incivility before he returned it was in part because there was almost no discussion before he returned."
I would hope you would defend the folks being called lemmings, airheads, liars, halfwits, etc. Actually, I believe you did once recently. Perhaps there wasn't incivility here because everyone is more or less preaching to the choir. Boring, but who needs to chime in and agree with everyone else? We've always been short on conservative voices here, t'ful.
Concerned has been the most eloquent conservative we've had. imho, of course. I'm sure he appreciates your defense.
2072. judithathome - 9/16/2014 8:22:09 PM
No one is using this thread so I think I will:
Rand Paul is sounding sane on this idea of arming the rebels in Syria...he is saying we don't really know if those arms will end up in the hands of ISIL.
John "bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran" McCain is almost apoplectic yelling "Rand Paul hasn't been to Syria, Rand Paul doesn't KNOW these people"...he's the authority, you see.
Where does he think ISIL got their weapons? They have stolen some of them from others...frankly, if the rebels aren't more committed to their cause than the American-trained Iraqi Army was, I don't have much hope for McCain's pals to stand firm against the ISIL "enemy".
2073. judithathome - 9/16/2014 8:27:13 PM
It's time for John McCain to go....
And his pal Lindsey Graham ought to follow...he is saying ISIL is coming here to kill "every last one of us".
That's the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a theatre.
On the same note, I think any senator/representative who has served more than 12 years should step aside and let younger blood have a go...if you can't progress any further than constant war with the world and refusing to work with a president...of either party...then you've proven yourself to be inept at the job and you need to give someone else a chance.
Term limits is the way to go.
Look at this way: if you've had a financial investment...a stock in your portfolio...and it has done NOTHING in years, wouldn't you think about selling it and investing in something else?
2074. Ms. No - 9/16/2014 9:30:48 PM
I don't think forcing me to let go of stock that's performing well is an appropriate price to pay, though.
2075. arkymalarky - 9/17/2014 2:11:51 AM
I gotta go with No here.Arkansas was at its peak when Dale Bumpers and David Pryor serving and I would hate to have seen them term limited out. Wheather idiots are new or old they're still idiots.
2076. arkymalarky - 9/17/2014 2:13:10 AM
Insert and correct as needed.
2077. iiibbb - 9/17/2014 12:39:31 PM
At least we know if he had been elected Palin never would have been president.
2078. arkymalarky - 9/17/2014 6:20:01 PM
assuming that the weight of the presidency didn't kill him. and of course we would be in world war iii, so there's that.
2079. judithathome - 9/17/2014 6:52:43 PM
Arky, your argument about keeping good Senators is the same one people use for keeping bad ones.
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees which one is "good" and which is "bad"...the Koch brothers have their faves and they probably aren't the same faves as you and I have. However, if people knew going in that they only had a certain amount of time to make a name for themselves, they might be spurred on to accomplish more or at the very least, accomplish SOMETHING.
2080. arkymalarky - 9/17/2014 10:59:59 PM
That's beside the point. People vote in bad and good ones, whether repeatedly or not. Good ones who build experience and relationships, and even some bad ones, benefit their constituents. I don't care if McCain is reelected until he dies, but I'd greatly miss Bernie Sanders.
2081. arkymalarky - 9/17/2014 11:04:15 PM
The younger Koch-backed congressmen are the worst, and their lack of experience and understanding of the system makes them even worse. The revolving door and increasing corporate control of the process is what's killing congress. Not fossils like McCain.
2082. wabbit - 9/20/2014 5:48:25 PM
I have mixed feelings about term limits, but not about getting the big money out of the electoral process.
Corporations are NOT people. Money is NOT free speech.
Love Bernie Sanders.
2083. arkymalarky - 9/20/2014 6:36:57 PM
Amen amen amen
2084. arkymalarky - 9/20/2014 6:45:23 PM
Term limits weaken rural states like Arkansas, because the way that I can build influence, especially in the Senate, it's through seniority.
Another thing that makes me wary of term limits is seeing what it's done in Arkansas at the state level. It's very difficult to get legislators to be serious about needs of their districts, because they're going on to the next thing and trying to make connections once their term-limited out. Koch money flows like wine to these folks. It's also difficult for those serious legislators like my brother in law to build up support and long-term planning to get significant things done. They mostly play defense.