Open Thread 4/1

- Your April Fools joke isn’t as funny as you think it is.

Vote Yes on Prop 1

– Fox News is awesome at graph making.

– And it’s not like we won’t know that people signed up.

It’s sort of precious, isn’t it? Kind of like a 5th grade essay about a little girl’s puppy.

– Anyone doing 30 days of biking?

Leave it to Darrell Issa to infuriate Democrats with his pointless obsession, while infuriating Republicans for being bad at it.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Heed What I Say, Not What I Do, Dep’t

    “The owners of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, were so offended by the idea of having to include emergency contraceptives and intrauterine devices in their health insurance plans that they sued the Obama administration and took the case all the way up to the Supreme Court.

    “But Mother Jones reported on Tuesday that the company’s retirement plan has invested millions of dollars in the manufacturers of emergency contraception and drugs used to induce abortions.

    “Hobby Lobby’s 401(k) employee retirement plan holds $73 million in mutual funds that invest in multiple pharmaceutical companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and abortion-inducing medications.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Conservative hypocrisy is so pervasive this should surprise no one.

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    Deathfrogg spews:

    Rosa Parks: My Story

    On the evening of December Rosa Parks decided that she was going to sit in the white people section on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. During this time blacks had to give up there seats to whites when more whites got on the bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Her and the bus driver began to talk and the conversation went like this. “Let me have those front seats” said the driver. She didn’t get up and told the driver that she was tired of giving her seat to white people. “I’m going to have you arrested,” said the driver. “You may do that,” Rosa Parks responded. Two white policemen came in and Rosa Parks asked them “why do you all push us around?” The police officer replied and said “I don’t know, but the law is the law and you’re under arrest.

    That is what passes for an A- paper at UNC for a football player. While I’m getting red marks for misplaced commas or sentence fragments as well as the occasional typo, these guys are being awarded with higher grades than I get on their papers that wouldn’t pass at 4th grade level. The individual who wrote this is functionally illiterate.

    Education is being subverted for the purpose of maintaining a GPA that permits an individual to remain on the team, just so the big Sports Universities can maintain the illusion of their original purpose. That purpose being to enhance an individual’s knowledge of a subject to a point where they could start teaching it, and developing a greater level of knowledge of a subject to enable further research into that subject. The above “essay” indicates the individual just isn’t intelligent enough to do anything but sweep floors, dig ditches or wash dishes.

    Most people who go to University go to the BA or BS or something and then step off into the working world without going any farther with the subject. Often the people who go on to a higher degree are doing so to credential themselves for work that requires a high level of real understanding and acumen. Any damn fool can become a Lawyer, Louie Gohmert proved that. One not even need to be able to form a coherent sentence. But to become a Physician or a Geologist or a Chemist, one needs to know shit. Real shit. Like basic analysis of information and processing data through one’s own mind and getting real information from that.

    The Bachelors level degree is rarely used other than as a qualification for the job, as it offers no real credential.

    They’re teaching at Universities in the United States what they used to teach at the High and Junior High school level. We used to teach Latin, mathematics, languages, music, art and careful analysis of information. Now, at Universities, we have remedial reading classes and remedial Mathematics taught at the 4th grade level merely to accommodate the athletes who serve no other function than to generate cash flow for corporations that serve no other purpose than entertainment. They are preventing scholars from entering merely to preserve those slots for functionally illiterate imbeciles who have no business whatsoever attending University, and likely would never have graduated High School without their ability to bounce a ball around. Who cares if Johnny can read, that motherfucker can throw a football. So what if he tears out his anterior Anterior cruciate ligament in his Junior year and can never play again. At least he looked good on the television while he could play.

    If I was a business owner and I saw athletic scholarships and play at the University level by someone applying for a job, that would be an instant red flag for me, and I would not hire such an individual. The grades are false, and the education level deficient.

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Ahhh yes that few day old UNC story in the HuffPo. And a link from OWS Racist Fraggy! Too bad all can see OWS Racist Fraggy cobbled his “post” from those sources at the bottom of the web page.

    Good try but Puddy is onto your crap OWS Racist Fraggy!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Now for real news… Openly lying to the family of a fallen Border Agent gets a pass in the Obummer sadministration. And other DUMMOCRETINS want to celebrate this liar! So sad eh Idiot Wabbit? Is this one of your 50-50 DUMMOCRETINS? Looks like the real 50% showed up here, not the 50% that they try to project!

    .The. .worst. preznit. .ever.

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Meanwhile Harry Reid upset Tom Coburn is telling the truth about Obummercare and cancer treatments!

    Unfortunately for Coburn, he was required under the law to enroll in the Affordable Care Act. As a result, Coburn has joined the ranks of those who have lost their preferred doctor as a result of the law.

    Unlike the crazed clueless databaze deala… this is truth with ABSOLUTELY no expiration date! That’s why Harry Reid is upset with Tom Coburn!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Meanwhile in other news from the Obummer sadministration

    The tactics, first exposed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, include everything from teaching people how to illegally saw off shotguns, using brain damaged and mentally disabled teenagers for stings, asking mentally disable teenagers to get a giant squid tattooed on their neck, losing fully-automatic machine guns, damaging private property, exposing the names of undercover agents and more.

    Puddy wonders if B. Todd Jones came to Seattle to interview some of the HA DUMMOCRETIN posters for those positions. So many leftists are lately missing from these threads. Must be B. Todd Jones rejected the likes of rujax, better, Hans, OWS Racist Fraggy and the crazed clueless databaze deala as potential storefront operation employees. Their IQ is cellar dwelling. The Idiot Wabbit is too old!


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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    If I was a business owner and I saw athletic scholarships and play at the University level by someone applying for a job, that would be an instant red flag for me, and I would not hire such an individual.

    Really OWS Racist Fraggy… Puddy has a old friend from university who was a track star who had a 4.0 GPA in Electrical Engineering. Yeah he IS black (negro to OWS Racist Fraggy) and became a Rhodes Scholar. So another of your EPIC FAYLE “ANALyses” KAAAAABBBBBBBBLAAAAAAAAAMMMMOOOOO!

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    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    Damn, Psych 101 Projection again from @8.

    Truth sux when it slaps you in da face!

    Sux to be the OWS Racist Fraggy!

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    ArtFart spews:

    @1 Most of my classmates in the third grade could (and did) write better stuff than that. Of course, we don’t need to go all the way to North Carolina to find examples of bad writing. We’ve got Puddles right here.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Mass Shooting Of The Day (TM)

    At least 14 people were wounded today by a shooter at Fort Hood, Texas. The shooter, who committed suicide, is the only reported fatality so far.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Guns aren’t the problem, people are. So, instead of locking up guns, let’s lock up all of you humans. If we let guns freely circulate in society, but keep you stupid humans confined so you can’t mingle with guns, there won’t be any more incidents like this.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Media sources now report 4 are dead (including the shooter) and 11 are wounded (some seriously) in today’s Fort Hood shooting. Authorities say the shooter was a soldier and the shooting resulted from a “soldier dispute.”

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    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    15)What the NLRB may be able to do because of the politicians interfering with that vote, pales in comparison to what the German equivalent of the UAW can do. Half the seats of the board are in the hands of the unions or the works council. One of the management seats goes to a German State government that owns shares in VW. The current coalition running Lower Saxony is a Social Democratic/Green Government. The Chattanooga plant may not get any new lines right now. The Puebla, Mexico plant is union, even though it may be a weak one.

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    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    By the way, the last Lower Saxony election was last year, and it’s a 5 year term, unless the Social Democrats lose Green support.

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    Hans spews:


    From the comments section of that article

    Amazing!…when you look at the moon, you see 1 second into the past…when you look at a Creationist, you see 2000 years into the past!…