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Racism is Everywhere in our schools . . . Except in Florida

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Prospective math textbook for Florida students:
Conservatives are racially prejudiced

I recently ran across a social media post which included a Fox News story about how Florida rejected 41% of the 132 submitted textbooks. One of those "reasonable" liberal commenters (I really don't think he is from the hard left) thought it was lame that the story included no examples of CRT or other offensive materials in the math textbooks. People responded with examples of teacher textbooks and other materials, but it really was difficult to verify information from the newly reviewed textbooks. I tried, and only succeeded in finding something on a teaching conference concerning English and Rhetoric instruction (below the fold). Anyway, back to math:

Florida called for textbook submissions from publishers in 2021 in accordance with a 2019 executive order from DeSantis aimed at eliminating Common Core standards in the state. The textbooks rejected "were impermissible with either Florida's new standards or contained prohibited topics."

The 41% rejection rate was the highest in Florida's history.

132 textbooks were submitted, according to the story. How many new textbooks did they need?

Publishers have the right of appeal. That's when things might get interesting.

Yesterday, Epoch Times reported that Florida had released examples of "problematic" materials from the textbooks. Here is one. There are more at the link in the quote:

The examples' publishing followed the DOE's Monday announcement to "reject publishers' attempts to indoctrinate students" with ideologies such as the CRT.

In one of the pictures shown on Florida's DOE website, a math question on polynomials shows what appears to be a quantified measure of racial prejudice on the vertical axis plotted against "political identification" on the horizontal axis.

The figure appears to imply that those who are politically conservative have a higher level of racial prejudice.

See the figure at the top of the page.

From the Florida DOE:

DISCLAIMER: Based on the volume of requests the Department has received for examples of problematic elements of the recently reviewed instructional materials, the following are examples provided to the department by the public and presented no conflict in sharing them. These examples do not represent an exhaustive list of input received by the Department. The Department is continuing to give publishers the opportunity to remediate all deficiencies identified during the review to ensure the broadest selection of high quality instructional materials are available to the school districts and Florida's students.

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More on Math Instruction

Reassurance that all is well from a social media commenter:

My teacher friend assures me that indoctrination is impossible, because she can't even get students to turn in their homework.

Well, maybe that's because MATH IS RACIST!

Ace linked this piece more than a year ago, but it is still relevant. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation bankrolled this program. I read another piece about its use in Oregon, but I can't find it now.

This toolkit is for grades 6 - 8:

Math is racist. Wrong answers are white supremacy

The toolkit focuses on the 2021 progressive buzzword of "equity" and claims white supremacy and mathematics go hand in hand.

The resources help educators rid their classrooms of the scourge of racist math by making their students dumber. For example, the lessons in Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction warn educators that "white supremacy culture" shows up in the classroom when teachers "treat mistakes as problems by equating them with wrongness" because it "reinforces the ideas of perfectionism (that students shouldn't make mistakes) and paternalism (teachers or other experts can and should correct mistakes)."

It doesn't explain why this is white supremacist culture. It just says that it is. . .

A quick way to dismantle the white supremacist culture, according to the text, is to eliminate order in the classroom. . .

Instead, it recommends you teach math via "storytelling circles, incorporating dance, music, song, call and response, and other cultural ways of communicating."

Don't powerhoard by having kids raise their hands!

The guidebook will help you admit your virulent racism and reform your mind and life so that you can effectively reach your marginalized students:

Once completed, you're on your way to challenging "the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views."

"Often the emphasis is placed on learning math in the 'real world,' as if our classrooms are not a part of the real world," the text reads. "This reinforces notions of either/or thinking because math is only seen as useful when it is in a particular context. However, this can result in using mathematics to uphold capitalist and imperialist ways of being and understandings of the world."

Maybe you could help your students understand why Bill Gates is interested in bankrolling this math program.

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In December, USA Today also asked, Is math racist?

Baldilocks commented:

If @USATODAY editors had a pair, they'd come straight out and ask whether blacks are inferior or not. Because that the question they are really asking.

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A little more news on math instruction via David Thompson: Sweden is lowering math standards, too. That is not consistent with their reputation. GUESS WHY. Give yourself 5 seconds, then follow the link.

And in Ontario, Canada:

It is now illegal to use a math test to make sure that math teachers know the material they would be teaching.

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Standardized English is Racist

While I was looking for a non-conservative commentator with whom the liberal critic of the Fox News story on Florida textbooks might relate, I ran across this piece concerning challenges to the teaching of standard English:

At the 2022 Conference on College Composition and Communication, the flagship conference in the field of rhetoric and composition, prominent scholars participated in a panel on proper learning outcomes and anti-racist teaching practices. The panel involved a discussion on allowing students in First-Year Writing classes--which are mandatory in most institutions--to write in what is called "home dialects" or "code-meshed English." The former refers to a non-mainstream dialect that is the preferred mode of communication in a student's home environment, and the latter to a synthesis of a student's home dialect and a more standardized dialect of English. According to the panelists and many others in the field of rhetoric, teaching standardized English to students of color, especially black students, is inherently racist and oppressive. In order to achieve "linguistic justice," therefore, it is believed that students must be allowed to write in their home dialects.

"Linguistic justice!"

. . . the following question was posed during a Zoom Q&A session after a panel presentation by a professor concerned about the resistance he was experiencing from his "BIPOC" students:
What do we do with their resistance to code meshing, for example, in our writing classrooms [when it] comes from our BIPOC students? I ask because my attempts to encourage students to use their home dialects in writing, black students in particular often resist those practices [as] setting them up for failure, which only reflects how ingrained they are in a system that is inherently racist, that they become unable to trust efforts to resist standard American English as the only way of writing/composing.

WHAT? BIPOC students would rather learn standard English? If they do, they are selfish. All the top professors of English and Rhetoric agree!

One of the professors, Asao Inoue, is a -- if not the -- leading anti-racist scholar in the field of rhetoric and composition. Inoue's answer to the aforementioned question about what to do in the face of resistance to code-meshing or home dialects, excerpted here, was even more troubling. . .

Reminiscent of the now-infamous "Aspects of Whiteness" flier from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Inoue sees several vices in what many -- I dare say most -- would call virtues. In Above the Well: An Antiracist Literacy Argument from a Boy of Color, a half memoir/half argument for "linguistic justice," Inoue writes that individuality, rationality, self-control, clarity, and order are aspects of white spaces and are therefore confining to people of color who find themselves in them.

In a textbook example of defeatism and fatalism, Inoue also insisted later in his response that minority students, and minorities in general, are doomed in American society. . .

Inoue clarifies throughout his response that his real purpose in teaching is counter-hegemonic activism, not giving young people the writing skills they need to be successful in the professional world. Both Inoue and the professor who asked the initial question are impeding the healthy development of each student's individual identity. Demanding that students of color see themselves first and foremost as members of their racial group and not as individuals is, in a very real sense, a racist endeavor. This exchange perfectly reflects the devolution of my field of rhetoric, which I have witnessed first hand over the last decade, as well as the increasing infantilization and victimization of black students that has become so common within academia.

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David Thompson found the same piece and has some typical, incisive points:

But in Dr Inoue's classroom, a student's ambition to develop linguistic skills, to be clearly understood, and to succeed in life, must be subordinate to the paranoid, tribal politics conceived, rather feverishly, by Dr Inoue. So, no selfishness there, clearly. As a display of the pernicious and perverse, it's quite a thing. Achieving proficiency and wishing to be taken seriously as someone capable of thought are framed by Dr Inoue as some kind of internalised oppression. And being able to express yourself precisely, and getting a job you want, is somehow a failure, a betrayal of authentic blackness. And by implication, getting on in life - being able to provide for yourself and your family - is, according to Dr Inoue, "a really shitty choice."

This, then, is the man to whom hopes should be entrusted.

This is the kind of guy whose writing David Thompson likes to monitor:

Dr Inoue has of course been mentioned here before, as when telling us that teachers should "dispense almost completely with judgements of quality when producing course grades," on grounds that a student's ability to convey their thoughts in writing - and to formulate thoughts by writing - is merely a manifestation of "white language supremacy," an allegedly lethal phenomenon. And when boasting that a simple 495-word press release for his own "racial justice" Writing Centre took "over a year" to write. As if this reflected some profundity of thought, and not a more prosaic explanation.

As noted at the time,

Apparently, the way for minority students to flourish as writers is for them to dismiss any criticism of their prose, and any attempt to improve it, as a racially motivated "microaggression" and an "oppressive practice," and thus proof of "an inherently racist society." You see, students with brown skin needn't be articulate, verbally self-possessed, or precise in their thoughts. And that ungrammatical job application, the one enlivened with incomprehensible sentences and lots of inventive spelling, will do just fine. And by the time the real-world consequences of this "social justice" posturing become difficult to avoid, Dr Inoue will have been paid - and be merrily exploiting the next batch of suckers.

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Did they really just outlaw parts of this kind of nonsense in Florida?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation on Friday that aims to regulate how schools and businesses address race and gender, the state's latest effort to restrict education about those topics.

The law, which has become known as the "Stop WOKE Act," prohibits workplace training or school instruction that teaches that individuals are "inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously"; that people are privileged or oppressed based on race, gender, or national origin; or that a person "bears personal responsibility for and must feel guilt, anguish, or other forms of psychological distress" over actions committed in the past by members of the same race, gender, or national origin. The law says such trainings or lessons amount to discrimination.

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David Thompson also linked some earlier materials to demonstrate that Dr. Inoue was not the only problem.

Sounding dim and uneducated is now, it seems, something to aspire to and encourage, especially at universities:

A sociolinguist from Stanford University claims the way African-Americans speak leads to discrimination across the board -- in the court system, interactions with police, education, and employment. Professor John Rickford says, "Black Vernacular English" is viewed as less "trustworthy, intelligent and well-educated" than so-called standard "white" English, and that "dismantling this construction is part of the fight for racial justice." Rickford, who is the current president of the Linguistic Society of America, said the "modern-day racialisation of language" -- which mandates that African-Americans conform to the white norm -- has its roots in slavery.

In other words, bad whitey. Because judging people by what falls from their mouths - its comprehensibility, precision and so forth - is racist and oppressive. And if someone sounds barely literate, and uninterested in being understood by anyone outside of their immediate circle, then you should pretend that this is somehow your fault. It's the way of the woke.

We've been here before, of course, when CUNY's Dr A. W. Strouse - an enthusiast of "social justice" and whose dissertation is titled Literary Theories of the Foreskin - denounced "bourgeois white teachers" and insisted that correcting errors of spelling and basic grammar can "make students feel bewildered, hurt, or angry," and should therefore be abandoned. . .

Someone sent in an article from The Atlantic on college debaters who were breaking down white supremacy in college debate in America. Here was a winning team using the debate style celebrated in the piece in The Atlantic. David Thompson:

Again, via the comments, behold the zenith of this mindset:

Uh, man's sole "jabringing" object disfigure religion trauma and nubs, uh, the, inside the trauma of representation that turns into the black child devouring and identifying with the stories and into the white culture brought up, uh, de de de de de, dink, and add subjectively like a white man, the black man!

Do watch the video. Though I should point out that you may want to bite down on something. But hey, a degrading racial caricature, a cartoonish pantomime of blackness, complete with claims of "nigga authenticity" and actual jabbering, is now the last word in wokeness.

How far we've come.

They really had to study hard for that debate. You could tell, right?

Actually, the above "debate" is quite symbolic of the broader Angry Studies hustle. Credulous and ungifted students are being told, by ungifted educators, that the way to win a debate and to establish one's intellectual heft, is to retreat into a degrading racial caricature, a cartoonish pantomime of blackness, complete with actual jabbering, while ignoring the ostensible topic, disregarding the rules for reciprocation, and shouting profanities at the moderators. As if this behaviour, for which they're applauded by their peers, will serve them well in the adult world. Say, when looking for a job.

And so we have pseudo-students who are laughably unsuited to an academic environment receiving a pseudo-education that's intellectually vacuous and actually hinders their chances in life, thanks to incompetent and dogmatic pseudo-educators, all bankrolled with loans that may never be repaid. If it weren't actually happening, for real, at great expense, it would be darkly hilarious.

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"The Angry Studies Hustle" . . . I like it.

Wilfred Reilly, thread:

All Wokism is just facially stupid bullshit, originating in the academic fields that were initially set up as "too easy to fail." #no_punch_line

wokkrey.jpg

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Has Higher Education become too self-absorbed even outside Angry Studies?

Not all of the incomprehensible nature of the debate above is due to Angry Studies, though. Where did this CEDA style of debate come from? What is it useful for?
Must cost a lot in student loan money. Maybe they should change the debate rules so that the students need to show they can operate a backhoe, rather than read an essay really, really fast.

Read the comments.

Below, Berkeley v. Harvard

Comment:

this is the most unpleasant thing I have experienced in a very long time, and maybe its just because I am autistic, but I would prefer to live in a country where this is completely illegal and people are arrested for ever showing it to me.

unfortunately I cannot do much else but just say, this is beyond my usual capacity to tolerate the existence of something "not in my wheelhouse". I would feel very considerably more comfortable living in a world where this doesn't exist at all and I hope by some mercy one day I will. For now I will try to forget this experience and hope I never, ever encounter it again.

The debate organizers are obviously ableist bigots.

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Music

Ragtime Nightingale


Hope you have something nice planned for this weekend.

This is the Thread before the Gardening Thread.

Serving your mid-day open thread needs


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Posted by: K.T. at 11:16 AM




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1 I'll fetch em

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 11:17 AM (2JoB8)

2 I'm really done with the Outrage Of The Day.

National divorce. That's all I want to talk about. I don't care what those people do with their textbooks or their vulnerable children or redistributive justice or anything else.

Let's figure out how to build a country without them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:20 AM (NWBBy)

3 I'm beginning to think being lazy is racist.

Don't make me get up and come over there!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at April 23, 2022 11:25 AM (LkM8p)

4 The resources help educators rid their classrooms of the scourge of racist math by making their students dumber.

*******

Eventually somebody will have to deal with the aftermath.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:25 AM (kXYt5)

5 Instead, it recommends you teach math via "storytelling circles, incorporating dance, music, song, call and response, and other cultural ways of communicating."

-
Two plus two is five
We don't need none of your white ass jive

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 11:26 AM (FVME7)

6 K.T. I like the Ragtime Nightingale. Thanks.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 23, 2022 11:27 AM (AiZBA)

7 BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:20 AM

They really can come up with an outrage of the day, can't they?

Posted by: KT at April 23, 2022 11:27 AM (rrtZS)

8 >>> 2 I'm really done with the Outrage Of The Day.

National divorce. That's all I want to talk about. I don't care what those people do with their textbooks or their vulnerable children or redistributive justice or anything else.

Let's figure out how to build a country without them.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:20 AM (NWBBy)

The country was already built without them and they infiltrated the one we had.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 23, 2022 11:28 AM (llON8)

9 The only long term solution is a ticket on a spaceship to an adjoining star system. That may not be far enough, but it's a start.

Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 11:28 AM (ZsR3z)

10 LOL. Yesterday evening, I taught my 7 year old grandson how to do long division.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at April 23, 2022 11:29 AM (JVCkA)

11 No videos but read all the content so far.
The newer term Antiracist is of course double-speak for racist or reverse racism.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 11:29 AM (2JoB8)

12 BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:20 AM

They really can come up with an outrage of the day, can't they?
Posted by: KT at April 23, 2022 11:27 AM (rrtZS)

And I do appreciate your efforts to argue against it. There's something noble about wanting to persuade, to counteract, but I'm just done. I don't think there's any saving this republic, there are too many of them, and they're too deeply entrenched.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:30 AM (NWBBy)

13 Good Lord, how did I wake up in this world?

Posted by: Infidel at April 23, 2022 11:30 AM (AhBAQ)

14 Well in PA some school districts are just cutting to the chase and approving Satanist clubs for their extracurricular activities. They're cutting out the Woke Middleman, as it were.

Posted by: kallisto at April 23, 2022 11:31 AM (DJFLF)

15 I did the math.
I'm living in a 3rd world country but I'm paying high rent.
Everything is legal and illegal. I call it elite anarchy.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 23, 2022 11:31 AM (E6ri0)

16 Public schools are now just Marxists Seminaries, didn't change to that overnight so won't be changed but the same way they became that way.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 11:31 AM (2JoB8)

17 If @USATODAY editors had a pair, they'd come straight out and ask whether blacks are inferior or not. Because that the question they are really asking.

Bravo for the Baldilocks comment. Except it isn't really a question; they've already reached their conclusion, they just lack the integrity to say it.

Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 11:33 AM (ZsR3z)

18 I have a number of math books from the 1880's. Dad had them from somewhere, no idea, but these were the ones like my great grandfathers used to learn math. One was a civil engineer and the other a farmer.

Math hasn't changed, just the education. And that has proven to have become terrible and useless.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 23, 2022 11:33 AM (xhaym)

19 It's North Korean math instruction.

If the glorious soldiers of the Korean People's Army kill 13 Yankee imperialists, and the next day kill 18 Yankee imperialists, how many Yankee imperialists have they killed?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (I2/tG)

20 I recall watching that "debate" footage when it first came out. As a former formal debater, I found it appalling. It was no more than a slam poetry session dominated by illiterates who could barely speak, other than to say "uh uh uh" and "n*gga" as many times as they could. It's like what TFG would do if he was street.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (II3Gr)

21 anti-racism seems to be straight up old fashioned bigotry to me. "group X is inherently stupid, lazy, etc. so we have to have lower standards for them" is what it seems to amount to. I try to avoid the steaming pile of shit, but my workplace is on the crazy train of wokeness.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (3cGpq)

22 Elon posted a picture on his Twitter of Bill Gates with his fat belly and wrote If you need to lose a boner fast. LOL!

Posted by: Jmel at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (bVhJi)

23 Made it through 15 seconds of the waw powrz deebate. Lord have mercy.

Posted by: Eromero at April 23, 2022 11:35 AM (gktX6)

24 Do watch the video.

*****

I tried KT. I really did. Managed about 30 seconds. Something in her speech patterns seemed off, and inhibited my comprehension, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe I should try playing it at 33-1/3 rpm.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:35 AM (kXYt5)

25 If a cattle car filled with evil conservatives left Chicago traveling 30 mph how long would it take to arrive at the camps 180 miles away?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:36 AM (rWvc2)

26 I did the math.
I'm living in a 3rd world country but I'm paying high rent.
Everything is legal and illegal. I call it elite anarchy.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 23, 2022 11:31 AM (E6ri0)


it is Anarcho-Tyranny. Terry Pratchett complained that there were no laws for the lawless, and no laws for the powerful, which means the laws were for the powerless in the middle

Posted by: Kindltot at April 23, 2022 11:36 AM (xhaym)

27 Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (II3Gr)

I had never seen that...first impression...wtf?

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 11:37 AM (AwYPR)

28 Government skools are rayciss.

Abolish them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 23, 2022 11:38 AM (R/m4+)

29 If Elon Musk buys TWTR I just may rejoin to see all that ensues…

Posted by: keena at April 23, 2022 11:38 AM (RiTnx)

30 As Ace correctly notes, Stewart has always been not funny. His funniest performance of his career was his cameo in Half Baked, and that was trite stoner humor.

He's also always been a stupid and ill-informed person, with a serious mean streak. This isn't any new development. The only reason media lefties pretended otherwise was that he's a good Party man.

If they're suddenly criticizing him for his dim wits, ugly demeanor, and lack of talent, it's not because he's suddenly become a conservative or anything. He's the same old small-minded, small-dicked Communist bully as ever. He's not the one who changed; they are.

I expect it's just that he's an old, white, male Jew with his original genitalia still attached, and he doesn't have sex with men, at least publicly. That's not cool with them anymore.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 11:38 AM (UGDPW)

31 Remember the push for Ebonics maybe in 90s? Because getting Black students to learn proper English was against their culture?
Yet is it a surprise international Air flight is supposed to be a English exclusive?

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 11:39 AM (2JoB8)

32 Posted by: Insomniac

*******

Obligatory: As a former formal debater did you ever achieve master debater status?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)

33 The Oregon Health Sciences University, practicing racial discrimination in medical care:

OHSU has only limited supplies of Evusheld. We are calling and offering it to patients with a medical need and who lack equal access to health care. (Emphasis supplied)

Guess what that's code for.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 23, 2022 11:40 AM (I2/tG)

34 Elon posted a picture on his Twitter of Bill Gates with his fat belly and wrote If you need to lose a boner fast. LOL!
Posted by: Jmel at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (bVhJi)

One of the things we know is that Elon was invited to some of those bazillionaire gatherings at which Epstein and Jizzlaine had free reign.

What we don't know is how badly he was pursued and how far they went to persuade him to join the cult.

We also to really know the extent to which he resisted, but we can suspect he did, by some of his actions now, including trolling Gates. I get the impression Musk is angry, and I don't know how far he's going to go, but I'm welcoming his decision to join the fight, head on.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (NWBBy)

35 If I understand correctly, there's no such thing as right and wrong either morally or mathematically.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (FVME7)

36 If the glorious soldiers of the Korean People's Army kill 13 Yankee imperialists, and the next day kill 18 Yankee imperialists, how many Yankee imperialists have they killed?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 23, 2022 11:34 AM (I2/tG)


and the answer is "All glory to the memory of our departed leader Kim Jong-Il and and to the eternal glorification of his son, our beloved leader, Kim Jong-Un, who is the personification and eternal defender of Juche that we strive for every day. Death to the American CIA"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (xhaym)

37 Jon Stewart is a million times funnier than Trevor though I know multiplying by zero is zero. Appropriate.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (rWvc2)

38 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation bankrolled this program.

*types* *deletes*

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (Xrfse)

39 Elon posted a picture on his Twitter of Bill Gates with his fat belly and wrote If you need to lose a boner fast. LOL!

Gates apparently has a half-billion dollar short on Tesla.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 23, 2022 11:42 AM (I2/tG)

40 Performance art in the boardroom will be a big hit.

Posted by: Roug at April 23, 2022 11:43 AM (NjAJt)

41 Wife is getting war updates on a Russian website..."RUTUBE"...heh.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 11:43 AM (AwYPR)

42 it's a bright Saturday morning! sorry to be O.T., but my neighbor has a clean up crew working on the downed trees in his yard, and their front end loader just ran into the wooden fence between our properties, knocking the whole thing down into my driveway. But ho hum, it's a bright Saturday morning!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 11:43 AM (r46W7)

43 The guy who works across the hall from me teaches math, and he has repeatedly said that this is the worst semester he's ever had in terms of the quality of students. The last exam he gave, I think he said two of the students got an A, and all the rest failed.

And this is in an area where >95% of the student body is white. Our education system is in tatters regardless of racial demographics.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:45 AM (tp+tP)

44 How do math teachers propose getting black students to the correct answer if they don't point out incorrect answers with direction as to how to get it right?
Are they really prepared to leave correct answers to white and asian students?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:45 AM (eGTCV)

45 Oprah is narrating another fake victim documentary about unequal access to medical treatment in the United States.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:46 AM (rWvc2)

46 my hunch is that Jon Stewart is happy to be getting any attention

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 11:46 AM (sJHOI)

47 >>>"reinforces the ideas of perfectionism (that students shouldn't make mistakes) and paternalism (teachers or other experts can and should correct mistakes)."

I remember a few years back a video of some black female grad student teacher, teaching black history, arguing that there are no right answers. And proudly arguing that!

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (/xkVv)

48 39 Elon posted a picture on his Twitter of Bill Gates with his fat belly and wrote If you need to lose a boner fast. LOL!


Bill Gates is fat? I always thought he was a scrawny, dweeby Woody Allen type. Mind you I haven't seen a photo recently.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

49 41 Wife is getting war updates on a Russian website..."RUTUBE"...heh.
Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 11:43 AM (AwYPR)

I thought that was where Kim Jong-Un posted his videos!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (r46W7)

50 I expect it's just that he's an old, white, male Jew with his original genitalia still attached, and he doesn't have sex with men, at least publicly. That's not cool with them anymore.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 11:38 AM (UGDPW)

Any number of so-called conservatives were praising Stewart when he did his whole rant about the Wuhan bat virus lab which JUST HAPPENED to be right next door to where the Wuhan bat virus started.

I suspect a lot of leftists also condemned him for that, but I got the impression he was signaled by whoever controls his kind, to finally "joke" about something that was, until it was allowed, was not allowed.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:48 AM (NWBBy)

51 I watched the debate.

There is no hope.

Posted by: creeper at April 23, 2022 11:48 AM (cTCuP)

52 46 my hunch is that Jon Stewart is happy to be getting any attention
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 11:46 AM (sJHOI)

Yeah. Ka-ching.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:49 AM (/xkVv)

53 That Barbara Billingsley bit in Airplane! was strangely prophetic, no?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 23, 2022 11:49 AM (u73oe)

54 All debate classes are cancer. They teach kids how to be useless and harmless.

They will not make a dent in the frog-meme samizdat that walks over them, thank god.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 23, 2022 11:49 AM (ybIRR)

55 Sharpening drill bits, wifi has been OK so far so testing before a video

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 11:50 AM (2JoB8)

56 Democrats are quick to claim that CRT is not being taught in schools. FL Department of Education proves otherwise with four examples.


https://tinyurl.com/24uw9em9

Posted by: Vic at April 23, 2022 11:50 AM (mZwKe)

57 "How many new textbooks did they need?"

Textbook publishing is an even bigger grift for K-12 than it is for college. Well, college textbooks are a grift; Getting your textbook chosen in a state for K-12 is winning the grift lotto. Hell, even Richard Feynman wrote about the topic in one of his books.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (hOAT3)

58 It seems like black educators are performing the same role as slave masters of the past--keeping blacks uneducated and uninformed so they remain obedient slaves.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (eGTCV)

59 Oprah is narrating another fake victim documentary about unequal access to medical treatment in the United States.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:46 AM (rWvc2)

Of course there's unequal access. There's also unequal access to whatever bazillionaire community she lives in.

But people who are willing to work for a living can generally get health benefits, and those who are not willing to work... I didn't say CAN'T work, I said unwilling to work, have to settle for whichever services they can get with their Medicaid cards. If they're not too lazy to apply for Medicaid, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (NWBBy)

60 Perhaps the video would make more sense if we knew what language the debate was being held in.

Posted by: creeper at April 23, 2022 11:52 AM (cTCuP)

61 >>> 42 it's a bright Saturday morning! sorry to be O.T., but my neighbor has a clean up crew working on the downed trees in his yard, and their front end loader just ran into the wooden fence between our properties, knocking the whole thing down into my driveway. But ho hum, it's a bright Saturday morning!
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 11:43 AM (r46W7)

Seriously?! Get lots of pictures (if you haven't already).

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 23, 2022 11:53 AM (llON8)

62 I think the fact there are educators trying to deny black students access to education, legitimate education that will teach them the skills they need for success, should be a massive scandal.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:54 AM (eGTCV)

63 there were no debates posted in this thread.

none.

Oh, anybody who says some shit like, "blah blah blah in the world of the Affirmative" in my presence gets the Throat Punch

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 11:54 AM (sJHOI)

64 Bill Gates is fat? I always thought he was a scrawny, dweeby Woody Allen type. Mind you I haven't seen a photo recently.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

Maybe not overweight, but he is flabby and out of shape. Like a bag of bread dough.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (x8Wzq)

65 Textbook publishing is an even bigger grift for K-12 than it is for college.

Posted by: Chuck C at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (hOAT3)

I worked for a small publishing company for awhile, and so I had an idea of how much it cost to print the textbooks I was using in college. It is shocking what the markups are.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (XIJ/X)

66 And to think: Every one of these asshole professors are still alive. Same goes for the school administrators that hired them. Not one of them is dead.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (Qhnrt)

67 Bill Gates is fat? I always thought he was a scrawny, dweeby Woody Allen type. Mind you I haven't seen a photo recently.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

He's let himself go ever since his "wife" and his underaged houseboy left him.

But mostly his underaged houseboy.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (NWBBy)

68 Got half way through the debate video, it's a rap debate session and cracking up from it cause it's funny

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (2JoB8)

69 >>> 64 Bill Gates is fat? I always thought he was a scrawny, dweeby Woody Allen type. Mind you I haven't seen a photo recently.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

Maybe not overweight, but he is flabby and out of shape. Like a bag of bread dough.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (x8Wzq)

He's got moobs.

We should totally listen to him for health advice.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 23, 2022 11:55 AM (llON8)

70 Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse . . .

Kamala Harris To Replace Neil DeGrasse Tyson As Host Of 'Cosmos'

From the Bee.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 11:56 AM (FVME7)

71 This is the product of a decade plus of Twitter banning anything they dont like and screaming Nazi at everything but the mirror

I'm hoping Elon wins and retools Twitter to prevent the daily outrage factory because that's exactly what it is. The left has had 100 percent complete control over the media and consequently our culture. Information must continue to flow freely or we are going to spiral down this woke toilet bowl faster than you can say REEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

Posted by: GetchaPull at April 23, 2022 11:56 AM (aR6C/)

72 He's got moobs.

We should totally listen to him for health advice.


He's 66. Kind of goes with the territory. Or so I'm told.

Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (ZsR3z)

73 I remember a few years back a video of some black female grad student teacher, teaching black history, arguing that there are no right answers. And proudly arguing that!
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (/xkVv)


I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.

Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)

74 Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (NWBBy)

Sorry I thought it was understood that it was 'intentional unequal access for black people'

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (rWvc2)

75 The only thing that could get me to watch one of those all the way through would be the promise that one of the fuckwits hyperventilates and does a full faceplant

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (sJHOI)

76 Oh forgot, thought when reading the content like Marxism the 130 some new books are changing because the past is changing, the future is known.

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (2JoB8)

77 Obligatory: As a former formal debater did you ever achieve master debater status?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)

Yes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (II3Gr)

78 Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:51 AM (NWBBy)

Sorry I thought it was understood that it was 'intentional unequal access for black people'
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (rWvc2)

That might be her premise, but that's because she's racist.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 11:58 AM (NWBBy)

79
I see that fake lawyer fraud Jenna Ellis took Disney's and the groomers' side and criticized DeSantis.

I also noticed Trump has nothing to publicly say about Disney/Florida. How...odd.

Did he? Maybe I missed it. I dunno.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at April 23, 2022 11:59 AM (YXQrO)

80 I think we're working toward a time where we speak a completely different language from these people.

I mean that literally

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 11:59 AM (sJHOI)

81 Here's elon's nitter post with the photo of Bill Gates:

https://tinyurl.com/338f6ykh

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:59 AM (/xkVv)

82 It seems to me there was a time, maybe 100 years ago. when black colleges were known for the rigorous education they provided.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 11:59 AM (eGTCV)

83 53 That Barbara Billingsley bit in Airplane! was strangely prophetic, no?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 23, 2022 11:49 AM (u73oe)

Heh. It's the very thought I have every time this subject is discussed.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 11:59 AM (Qhnrt)

84 I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)


Go on...

Posted by: Marie LaVeaux at April 23, 2022 12:00 PM (cTCuP)

85 I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)

I would take that over what's posted above

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 12:00 PM (sJHOI)

86 wow, we are so screwed as a nation. it's unclear to me how or where i'll be finding the next generation of system engineers given the crapola coming out of universities. probably recruit soley from florida based higher education such as embry riddel, florida state and whatever other schools are down there educating florida man/woman.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at April 23, 2022 12:00 PM (UgAdJ)

87 Jon Stewart is a million times funnier than Trevor

-----

True.

But so is cancer. Trevor Noah is so untalented, it hurts to watch him. He's just so bad that it's glaringly obvious that he's only employed because of his race, and it's cringey. I almost, but not quite, feel sorry for him. What a pathetic existence.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (UGDPW)

88 In the 1st debate video the only sound I could get was the commercial at the start. Brave browser not only block ads, it also stops inane blathering. Bravo, Bravo.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (AiZBA)

89 73 I remember a few years back a video of some black female grad student teacher, teaching black history, arguing that there are no right answers. And proudly arguing that!
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (/xkVv)


I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)

This might be the same video!

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (/xkVv)

90 Obligatory: As a former formal debater did you ever achieve master debater status?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)

Yes.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (II3Gr

He won the prestigious debating award named after noted debater Harry Palms .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (rWvc2)

91 High School debate and other public speaking contests are covered by the National Forensic League. Honestly, I was in the NFL in high school!
That was not the NFL...

Posted by: MkY at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (cPGH3)

92 I also noticed Trump has nothing to publicly say about Disney/Florida. How...odd.

*peers intently at tea leaves*

Clearly this means he is letting DeSantis have all the publicity on this, and that means that he (Trump) isn't running in '24.

Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (ZsR3z)

93 90 Obligatory: As a former formal debater did you ever achieve master debater status?
Posted by: Muldoon at April 23, 2022 11:39 AM (kXYt5)

Yes.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (II3Gr

He won the prestigious debating award named after noted debater Harry Palms .
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (rWvc2)

Did he do it until he needed glasses?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (eGTCV)

94 He won the prestigious debating award named after noted debater Harry Palms .
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 12:01 PM (rWvc2)

The Harry Palms D'Oro Award to be exact.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 12:03 PM (II3Gr)

95 Clearly this means he is letting DeSantis have all the publicity on this, and that means that he (Trump) isn't running in '24.
Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (ZsR3z)

Frankly, I hope you're right.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 12:05 PM (NWBBy)

96 I remember a few years back a video of some black female grad student teacher, teaching black history, arguing that there are no right answers. And proudly arguing that!
Posted by: m

1776, 1967, what's the difference?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:05 PM (FVME7)

97 Tom Servo is right...it is a bright Saturday morning. Of course, I can say that...my fence is intact.

Second load of wood has been off-loaded. Third will be here shortly. I baked a loaf of bread for the woodman, in thanks for the fresh asparagus he left yesterday.

Bright Saturday morning, indeed. Fences can be fixed. And you needn't hurry, Tom. It'll be there when you get around to it...waiting patiently in your driveway.

Posted by: creeper at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (cTCuP)

98 "... on your way to challenging 'the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views'."

Building a better mousetrap is "capitalist, imperialist, racist"?

They don't come right out and say they are communist, but they hate meritocracy. But capitalism without laws protecting liberty can indeed become "imperialist", as we see with Woke Corp collusion with DeepState, to give us Big Tech Tyranny.

BigTech and BigEducation and the various leftist powers at every turn carve out special rights for their special identity groups, always targeting American Liberty and its inclusiveness. The weakest and most racist are forced to "the top" ... but imo that is part of the Marxist critical theory, which is a weapon of destruction, not a real belief system.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (Cus5s)

99 Wow Megan is totally the blog waifu now. No I get it. She always stunningly cute now. Everytime I see her I think she gets more adorable. And she's always saying the right things. I know she's done you wrong before but what dork is gonna live in the past when she's right there being charming, vocally, orally (ahem) oratorially pleasing, staring up at you with those eyes. No dude I get it. I'm happy for you bro, damned right. I'm just saying, maybe have a backup plan, ya know?

Posted by: banana Dream at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (kc6S6)

100 That must have been a really bad movie..

How about a math problem that shows two graphs -
- marriage rates among black Americans vs. year
- Federal wellfare spending vs. year
Fun with line fitting and correlation!

Using linear regression fond the formula for y = f(x) on each graph.
Now find Marriage Rate as a function of Welfare Spending.
Draw the function as a graph.
What happens when welfare spending goes up?
Is that good and why so?

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (hrob2)

101 1776, 1967, what's the difference?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:05 PM (FVME7)

We'd have to ask Taylor Lorenz. She would know.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (NWBBy)

102 100

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (/xkVv)

103 102 100
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (/xkVv)

I blame math.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:07 PM (/xkVv)

104 Good morning all

Education does not happen in a vacuum. Knowledge is passed on thru words, written or spoken. The author of the words has a bias of some sort. That will come across in the transfer of words.

Children will absorb the bias of the author along with the knowledge. An easy example of this is the revision of text books to reflect The Current Thing. The knowledge doesn't change, the presentation changes.

This causes at least two problems; the demand on teachers to learn new presentations and the indoctrination of the students by the authors of the knowledge.

So, when you send your child to government school, they are being "taught" by the bias in the texts provided and by the bias of the words chosen by the teacher.

Unless you know that you share these biases, you are turning your child over to be influenced, several hours a day, contrary to your own world view.

Tl;dr. Homeschool is your best choice to protect your child's understanding of the world. Thoroughly vetted private schools, curriculum, and individual teachers is a much lower second choice. Government school is the worst option.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:08 PM (IDhUW)

105 102

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 12:08 PM (sJHOI)

106 Townhall.com
@townhallcom
BIDEN: "This ain't your father's Republican Party...this is a MAGA party now."

-
Those MAGA bastards are opposed to paedophilia! And not ashamed to admit it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (FVME7)

107 105 102
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 12:08 PM (sJHOI)

Thank you.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (/xkVv)

108 103 102 100
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:06 PM (/xkVv)

I blame math.
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 12:07 PM (/xkVv)


Knock it off, you meatheads.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (ZSK0i)

109 Megyn that is, from sidebar. My autocucumber is a jealous b

Posted by: banana Dream at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (kc6S6)

110 That "debate" is the dumbest thing I have seen in a long time. Those kids should get full refunds of their tuition.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (UuD2k)

111 don't you oppress me

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (sJHOI)

112 6 wow, we are so screwed as a nation. it's unclear to me how or where i'll be finding the next generation of system engineers given the crapola coming out of universities. probably recruit soley from florida based higher education such as embry riddel, florida state and whatever other schools are down there educating florida man/woman.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at April 23, 2022 12:00 PM (UgAdJ

I know. It's almost as bad as people not capitalizing names and proper nouns.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (Qhnrt)

113 don't you oppress me
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (sJHOI)


[Cuing up knuckle sandwich with GoH's name on it]

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (ZSK0i)

114 My kids are black, but we're in a "good" white school district (shifting rapidly to illegal alien, though). This is NOT a racial thing. These "good" white schools SUUUUUCK.

I am finally making some progress at remediating the damage they've done to their education, particularly with the girl (because she's better at applying herself than the boy).

My big clue was last year. A ten year old shouldn't struggle with fractions. She's fractioning away now, and reading much, much better. Writing/spelling needs work, but one thing at a time.

In any event, the schools teach *nothing.*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (UGDPW)

115 Speech and debate is, when done properly, rooted in the classical notions of the trivium. What's shown above is total garbage.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. Honker. at April 23, 2022 12:12 PM (Z4vGy)

116 BIDEN: "This ain't your father's Republican Party...this is a MAGA party now."

-
Those MAGA bastards are opposed to paedophilia! And not ashamed to admit it!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:09 PM (FVME7)

Yes.... Because Make America Great Again is terrible.....

Posted by: It's me donna at April 23, 2022 12:12 PM (dvgPQ)

117 Bif sez:

wow, we are so screwed as a nation. it's unclear to me how or where i'll be finding the next generation of system engineers

It's worse than that. I'm watching in real time how the nuclear field is rapidly going woke.

The potential for disaster there is extremely serious.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 23, 2022 12:13 PM (ZSK0i)

118 The Man uses dat Tricknology to keep The People down!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at April 23, 2022 12:13 PM (JQ81d)

119 112 6 wow, we are so screwed as a nation. it's unclear to me how or where i'll be finding the next generation of system engineers given the crapola coming out of universities. probably recruit soley from florida based higher education such as embry riddel, florida state and whatever other schools are down there educating florida man/woman.

I must say that the 4 of us are immediately and most pleasantly available!

Posted by: Raj against the Machine at April 23, 2022 12:13 PM (trdmm)

120 Wow. Can we have that body language lady watch a few seconds of that?

Posted by: klaftern at April 23, 2022 12:13 PM (taPSh)

121 This is NOT a racial thing. These "good" white schools SUUUUUCK.

-
It's Harrison Bergeron all the way down.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:13 PM (FVME7)

122 Nuclear bomb instructions are in English.

That's how you teach white man voodoo.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at April 23, 2022 12:14 PM (E6ri0)

123 Modern rap/hip hop is also, to my hearing it, get words out as fast as possible, someone gave these kids that it is the same idea. Firing out more words in time allowed makes you the winner.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 12:14 PM (2JoB8)

124 In any event, the schools teach *nothing.*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:10 PM (UGDPW)

Gov't daycare.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 12:14 PM (AwYPR)

125 > wow, we are so screwed as a nation. it's unclear to me how or where i'll be finding the next generation of system engineers given the crapola coming out of universities.
___________

You won't. As things start to break down, systems deteriorate and fall apart there will be nobody able to repair them. Our particular society and/or civilization will perish.

IMO not soon enough.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 23, 2022 12:14 PM (BFigT)

126
Since when does one model the type of data in the first photograph with fooking polynomials? I'd reject that textbook right out of hand simply for demonstrating improper data modeling practices.

Who are the idiots who wrote it? Fire them, too.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 23, 2022 12:15 PM (q1ouM)

127 What. The.
Is that a racist parody of a debate?

Posted by: Jimco Industries at April 23, 2022 12:16 PM (buTO7)

128 It's worse than that. I'm watching in real time how the nuclear field is rapidly going woke.

The potential for disaster there is extremely serious.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy

Don't worry about that. Joe is going to start WWIII any day now.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (FVME7)

129 >>>Firing out more words in time allowed makes you the winner.

Leaning forward and whispering in a raspy voice is most persuasive.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (hrob2)

130 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 23, 2022 12:15 PM (q1ouM)

I vote we beat them to death with a copy of Bevington's "Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences". At a minimum, leave a copy of the chapter on using the reduced chi-square stuffed in their windpipe.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (ZSK0i)

131 I'm hoping Elon wins and retools Twitter...

For free speech.

Whether this happens or not. I am trying to be more precise in my use of language and resist limits on speech in a respectful yet firm way.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (IDhUW)

132 BTW, tomorrow is Orthodox Easter. Best wishes for a beautiful and holy Easter to all you Orthodox 'rons and 'ronettes out there!

Posted by: Nemo at April 23, 2022 12:18 PM (S6ArX)

133 99 Wow Megan is totally the blog waifu now. No I get it. She always stunningly cute now. Everytime I see her I think she gets more adorable. And she's always saying the right things. I know she's done you wrong before but what dork is gonna live in the past when she's right there being charming, vocally, orally (ahem) oratorially pleasing, staring up at you with those eyes. No dude I get it. I'm happy for you bro, damned right. I'm just saying, maybe have a backup plan, ya know?
Posted by: banana Dream at April 23, 2022

If what they say is true there's nothing wrong with bringing them up. Fuck the last time Glenn Greenwald got brought up as much as he has been, he was claiming it wasn't him attacking his critics.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 23, 2022 12:18 PM (YQ7zn)

134 Don't worry about that. Joe is going to start WWIII any day now.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (FVME7)


Well, that'd fix the problem sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at April 23, 2022 12:18 PM (ZSK0i)

135 I am 29, so I observed racism really, really up close. As has been said many times recently, racism today is so scarce, they have to create it. The individuals shrieking hysterically about racism have no idea what actual anti-black racism looks like.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at April 23, 2022 12:19 PM (HVZDN)

136 "Math is racist. Wrong answers are white supremacy"

This is a pretty clear application of "anything we don't like is (thing which is currently bad)" They don't like math because they don't like anything that stakes a claim to having some sort of objective status. Two huge leaps in what I can only really describe as the technology of human ideology in the last 2 centuries, and they're sorta both related.
One: requiring signals of compliance, not to acclimate people to compliance, but to highlight opposition and create an outsider group that self-identifies (this is what is going on with mask mandates that many conservatives fail to grok). See: Hijab. They don't want everyone to comply, they want some to resist.
Two: complete departure from the the concept of objective reality. See: Lenin. They combine this with #1 to create an ever-shifting landscape of (thing which is currently bad). At the top level there is competition to define by force of will (thing which is currently bad), at the mid levels there is competition to out-conform and inform on each other, and at the bottom you have the underclasses hopelessly out of step and therefore forever guilty of wrongthink.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at April 23, 2022 12:20 PM (zpYVI)

137
Whether this happens or not. I am trying to be more precise in my use of language and resist limits on speech in a respectful yet firm way.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:17 PM (IDhUW)

Word

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:21 PM (Qhnrt)

138 The Variety Arts Theater (a beautiful 1924 bldg with many bars, stages, a library and living quarters) hosted the infrequent (and free) Maple Leaf Club where ragtime pianists would preform and rare records played.

Long gone, mores the shame. We can't have nice things in SoCal.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at April 23, 2022 12:22 PM (JQ81d)

139 I really don't understand all this racist bs. I wasn't raised that way and it was never on my radar. I always just thought people were people. The only thing I remember from my childhood against another race was Grandpa's hatred for the Japs. But then, he was a sailor in WWII.

Posted by: Infidel at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (AhBAQ)

140
In any event, the schools teach *nothing.*

I know what you're saying, but I think it's worse than this. Schools actively teach Save the Planet, Recycle, Climate Change, Submission, Repression of Free Speech, "Tolerance" and many more lies and wickedness.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (IDhUW)

141 Yeah all the public schools suck these days because they cater to the lowest denominator but I also think black kids are at a disadvantage because their peer pressure is based around 'acting white' as an insult.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (rWvc2)

142 Since when does one model the type of data in the first photograph with fooking polynomials? I'd reject that textbook right out of hand simply for demonstrating improper data modeling practices.

Who are the idiots who wrote it? Fire them, too.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at April 23, 2022 12:15 PM (q1ouM)


You'd model it with a poly, looks at least 4th, 5th degree, if you wanted to do some easy calc on it, integrate, differential. I agree that doesn't make any sense for that data. Time variant stuff is always better for that. Stats of sets are a terrible example for that.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (kc6S6)

143 "95 Clearly this means he is letting DeSantis have all the publicity on this, and that means that he (Trump) isn't running in '24.
Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (ZsR3z)

Frankly, I hope you're right.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 12:05 PM (NWBBy)"

Not to be deliberately offensive to our older readers, but - while PDT was needed, he's probably just too boomerish to carry the football into the endzone. He tried, and the rubble of his attempt became an obstacle to what had been the prog plan - I will give him that.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (zpYVI)

144 Tired of all these pols and celebrities--Ron Howard is only the latest-- tweeting pics of themselves masked up and signaling that they will continue to mask up no matter what a Trump judge says, and the thought occurs to me that they are bullshitting. They probably NEVER mask up--anywhere, anytime. But they are willing to beclown themselves because they want YOU--the lower orders, the drudges, the serfs--to mask up.
They FEAR catching it from YOU scumbags. They want YOU masked up.
Forever.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 12:24 PM (mR6Gs)

145 the somewhat funny thing about that "debate"; if you've ever seen any clips from hard core black fundamentalist churches, the kind that most white folks *never* see the inside of, you'll recognize the style immediately. They're just putting a racial, rather than a religious spin on it. (or I should say they're just promoting a different religion)

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 12:24 PM (trdmm)

146 >>>Firing out more words in time allowed makes you the winner.

Damn, I was ahead of my time.

Posted by: John Moschitta, the FedEx ad fast talker at April 23, 2022 12:24 PM (ZsR3z)

147 Not to be deliberately offensive to our older readers, but - while PDT was needed, he's probably just too boomerish to carry the football into the endzone. He tried, and the rubble of his attempt became an obstacle to what had been the prog plan - I will give him that.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (zpYVI)

Too boomerish - good point. He's old. The last 24 hours he's been saying that he's totes fine with McCarthy no matter what stupid things McCarthy has said.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 12:26 PM (trdmm)

148 The 'debate' reminds me of super woke Australians hiring translators to translate english into 30 IQ aboriginal english
youtu.be/MJuxwiXuyVI

Posted by: Jimco Industries at April 23, 2022 12:26 PM (buTO7)

149 95 Clearly this means he is letting DeSantis have all the publicity on this, and that means that he (Trump) isn't running in '24.
Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (ZsR3z)

Trump is running. DeSantis may or may not be his VP, but Trump is running.
DeSantis was born in 1978. He's going to president, after Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 12:26 PM (mR6Gs)

150 I also think black kids are at a disadvantage because their peer pressure is based around 'acting white' as an insult.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (rWvc2)

Yeah, I don't play that. If being a fucked-off dumb shit is acting black, then they're just gonna have to act white. No excuses.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:26 PM (UGDPW)

151 Tired of all these pols and celebrities--Ron Howard is only the latest-- tweeting pics of themselves masked up

-
Jesse James was ahead of his time.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 12:27 PM (FVME7)

152 The best way to watch the videos is with CC turned on. From the second embedded video starting at 7:11 - "death is an adversary somebody stop her gifts ever happen they say suffering is something but yes somebody's devil juice your difference you have the suffering of the wadi see if something today what was the biggest frustration with things like my Reese's they're out of control"

Posted by: scruboak at April 23, 2022 12:27 PM (I+dwr)

153 I did CEDA debate in 1988-1992. Two of the best debaters on my team (better than me) and also, in general, were black. Debate back then was actually serious.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 23, 2022 12:27 PM (KAi1n)

154 States having to legislate to stop the infestation of schools, businesses... whatever... of the woke bullshit is incredibly sad.

It also won't stand the test of time.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 23, 2022 12:27 PM (BFigT)

155 A good read onthis is Race Marxism by James Lindsay, he explains how it was started, by many of the Critical Race Theorists as a new offshoot of Marxists.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 12:29 PM (2JoB8)

156 requiring signals of compliance, not to acclimate people to compliance, but to highlight opposition and create an outsider group that self-identifies (this is what is going on with mask mandates that many conservatives fail to grok).

Thanks for this. Mask submission really bothered me but I didn't know why. I was unsure what TPTB end goal was. Your comment explains a lot of it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:29 PM (IDhUW)

157 Too boomerish - good point. He's old. The last 24 hours he's been saying that he's totes fine with McCarthy no matter what stupid things McCarthy has said.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 12:26 PM (trdmm)

I think Trump is attempting to do what Nixon did from 62-68, and that elite Romans did in history---buy up goodwill from potential rivals by supporting them with the idea that they will support HIM when he calls in his chits.

Whether or not this works remains to be seen.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 12:29 PM (mR6Gs)

158
Not to be deliberately offensive to our older readers, but - while PDT was needed, he's probably just too boomerish to carry the football into the endzone. He tried, and the rubble of his attempt became an obstacle to what had been the prog plan - I will give him that.
Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at April 23, 2022 12:23 PM (zpYVI)

Just think. If it wasn't for us old boomers, we probably wouldn't be discussing this.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:30 PM (Qhnrt)

159 A Perfect Video of western fighting styles vs 3rd World fighting styles - take it as a metaphor for Debate styles, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VmLCEistg

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 12:30 PM (trdmm)

160 Word
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 12:31 PM (IDhUW)

161 What killed CEDA debate was technology. In my time, you had to find evidence the old-fashioned way and then copy it. With computers and internet, it became a mess. Most "gutspreaders" are/were incomprehensible. A few are really good.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 23, 2022 12:31 PM (KAi1n)

162 154 States having to legislate to stop the infestation of schools, businesses... whatever... of the woke bullshit is incredibly sad.

It also won't stand the test of time.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 23, 2022 12:27 PM (BFigT)

I disagree. This is EXACTLY what the 10th Amendment is for.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:32 PM (Qhnrt)

163 They are going full Babel in order to better control the unwashed masses.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 23, 2022 12:32 PM (AKbjD)

164 All debate classes are cancer. They teach kids how to be useless and harmless.

They will not make a dent in the frog-meme samizdat that walks over them, thank god.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 23, 2022 11:49 AM (ybIRR)

Right? My first thought on watching that Cal - Harvard debate is that it's like watching a boxing match, where someone wins on points and no one gets a bruise.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at April 23, 2022 12:32 PM (wBpKf)

165 Let the Boomer Wars commence!

Posted by: Sadly Obligatory at April 23, 2022 12:33 PM (Xrfse)

166 scruboak not far off from The Ho speaking

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 12:36 PM (2JoB8)

167 The problem some "boomers" seem to have, perhaps Trump among them, is that they grew up during a rare event - the inflection point of a civilization. Much as American society rapidly changed in prior generations, before then, you were still living in the same country, with the same core values, as your elders. For people my age, we've never known anything besides this corrupt Leftist dystopia. Boomers are stuck in the middle, trying to reconcile and synthesize two entirely different worldviews. Just my $0.02.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:38 PM (UGDPW)

168 95 Clearly this means he is letting DeSantis have all the publicity on this, and that means that he (Trump) isn't running in '24.
Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 12:02 PM (ZsR3z)

Frankly, I hope you're right.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 23, 2022 12:05 PM (NWBBy)

Simple [old world] candidate calculus. If it's T vs D in a primary, don't say a good thing about your opponent.

YMMV

Posted by: Two Weeks at April 23, 2022 12:39 PM (+P7VR)

169 If Trump runs, he gets my vote. He's earned it. I want a very pissed off Trump to take a wrecking ball to the swamp. I just hope he's learned the lessons of personnel.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 23, 2022 12:39 PM (u73oe)

170 This is the point I was trying to make a few days ago. They HAVE math and science and so on in schools, its not like they're just lecturing woke crap all day. They slip the woke crap INTO the science and literature and history and math and all the rest. Kids are learning reading and writing, its just reading and writing that's designed to brainwash them into woke ideology.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 23, 2022 12:40 PM (KZzsI)

171 All debate classes are cancer. They teach kids how to be useless and harmless.

THe problem with debate classes as presented is that instead of teaching rhetoric, logic, and how to arrange ideas properly in your mind to present them, they're about how to get along and follow the rules.

Debate is like verbal geometry, its a way of systematizing thought and conversation into a logical pattern that reaches truths. That's been lost in modern education.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 23, 2022 12:43 PM (KZzsI)

172 When I worked at graduate level State U 10-15 years ago, the mandate to include race, etc., in every new class was already in the Ed Code.

We had to check and make sure that somehow new classes met those standards.

Posted by: pj at April 23, 2022 12:43 PM (G1dq6)

173 167 The problem some "boomers" seem to have, perhaps Trump among them, is that they grew up during a rare event - the inflection point of a civilization. Much as American society rapidly changed in prior generations, before then, you were still living in the same country, with the same core values, as your elders. For people my age, we've never known anything besides this corrupt Leftist dystopia. Boomers are stuck in the middle, trying to reconcile and synthesize two entirely different worldviews. Just my $0.02.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:38 PM (UGDPW)

Wow. Just......wow.

Have you ever considered how Trump even won his first election, let alone his re-election?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:46 PM (Qhnrt)

174 Is that a racist parody of a debate?

Posted by: Jimco Industries at April 23, 2022 12:16 PM (buTO7)

Free form debate.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 12:46 PM (AwYPR)

175 Have you ever considered how Trump even won his first election, let alone his re-election?
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:46 PM (Qhnrt)

Sure, it was Russian hackers.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 23, 2022 12:47 PM (UuD2k)

176 S'funny. When I was in my thirties racism was pretty well licked. Yes, it still existed but was roundly condemned by the rest of society.

Now it's proudly shouted from the rooftops...by the original victims.

Posted by: creeper at April 23, 2022 12:48 PM (cTCuP)

177 Take a woke structural engineering student and put them in front of the schematics for a bridge, with a fatal flaw. Any chance of them finding it let alone fixing it?

This is what our future holds.

Kids coming out of engineering schools, medical schools, etc. will have no idea how to actually deal with the realities of the world around them and try to invoke the woke instead. A lot of death is going to result from that. Perhaps on purpose, perhaps not.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 23, 2022 12:49 PM (BFigT)

178 For people my age, we've never known anything besides this corrupt Leftist dystopia. Boomers are stuck in the middle, trying to reconcile and synthesize two entirely different worldviews.

And believe it or not, we feel for you. Elder generations have traditionally been resistant to change. This is nothing new. Yet, change is grudgingly accepted when the perception is that it is, for the most part, for the better. None of us are seeing a glimmer of hope, on that score. As a society, we are regressing at an alarming pace. So, a little forgiveness might be in order. It's human nature to have a tendency to long for better, simpler times. What we all are facing here in 2022 sucks mightily. Hopefully you young'uns will find the fortitude to salvage and rebuild. Best wishes and Godspeed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 23, 2022 12:49 PM (Xrfse)

179 I think that its very important for people to understand and absorb something that they once knew here but have drifted away from: the president cannot fix what's wrong in Washington. Not even with a willing and eager congress supporting him.

ITs too broken, the rot goes too deep, and the corruption is too wide spread. This is NOT going to be fixed by politicians and elections, no matter who they are.

Look at DeSantis. How well would he be doing if congress, if law enforcement, and if his very own staffers in the governor's office simply refused to do what he ordered and worked to undermine and counter him at every turn? He wouldn't look like a genius and savior of the nation would he?

Now put him in the White House and that's exactly what he'd experience, just like Trump.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

180

Sticking shoelaces up your pee-hole is racist.

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (8er2b)

181 So from a American Thinker article it's a group Free Speech for the People who are charging MTG to be taken off the ballot for Insurrection.
George Orwell was a visionary

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (2JoB8)

182 This is my very first exposure to woke debating.

Thanks, I guess.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (sWM8x)

183 Return of the Son of Ebonics

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 23, 2022 12:52 PM (63Dwl)

184 These "debaters" better hastily mumble a prayer that they find jobs in academia (or public schools), because not even an auction house would hire them otherwise.

Posted by: PabloD at April 23, 2022 12:54 PM (pU8Zi)

185 Is the object of that debate to see who can spew the most words? It's like the worst rap ever.

Posted by: fd at April 23, 2022 12:54 PM (vrz2I)

186 Algonquin Round Table.

Posted by: klaftern at April 23, 2022 12:56 PM (taPSh)

187 Look at DeSantis. How well would he be doing if congress, if law enforcement, and if his very own staffers in the governor's office simply refused to do what he ordered and worked to undermine and counter him at every turn? He wouldn't look like a genius and savior of the nation would he?

Now put him in the White House and that's exactly what he'd experience, just like Trump.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

So very much THIS!

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:56 PM (Qhnrt)

188 Is there that much demand for auctioneers?


Posted by: Toad-O at April 23, 2022 12:57 PM (cct0t)

189 So even white kids are using rap debating, isn't that stealing culture?

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 12:57 PM (BoHLr)

190 These "debaters" better hastily mumble a prayer that they find jobs in academia (or public schools), because not even an auction house would hire them otherwise.
Posted by: PabloD at April 23, 2022 12:54 PM (pU8Zi)

Are the debaters "masked?"

Mask debaters?

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 12:58 PM (mR6Gs)

191 Have you ever considered how Trump even won his first election, let alone his re-election?
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 12:46 PM (Qhnrt)

I'm not bagging on him. He won his election s against all odds, because he's an awesome guy. But he was unable to deal with the constant treachery in DC, especially in the GOP faction of the Uniparty. And I think that may stem from growing up when America was a decent country, and not being able to fully comprehend that it simply isn't anymore... That there is no such thing as fair play, or any morality, anywhere in public life.

A reformer like him has to hate DC and everyone in it, and go to war with his own country. I don't think Trump sees it that way, and I think that's a function of his age, and I don't mean it to disparage him or any other boomers.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 12:58 PM (UGDPW)

192 Free form debate.
Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 12:46 PM


Free Form Guitar > free form debate

Posted by: Terry Kath at April 23, 2022 12:58 PM (hOAT3)

193 Wow, that Implicit Association test is still getting quoted? Even the honest Lefties in sociology/psychology have flushed that thing for the unscientific turd it is.

Posted by: McLurkerson at April 23, 2022 12:59 PM (wNDOJ)

194 Up until about 5 or so many years ago, I judged Science Fairs. The best part of it was finding a few kids that really had done a good project and had a real comprehensive understanding of how they applied the Scientific Method to their effort.

The worst part was in dealing with the other judges, mostly woman that self-identified as being experts who had absolutely no rational abilities at all.

The last year I did it, one of the other "Judges" in our group got hysterical and demanded that I withdraw from judging because as a white male, I was inherently prejudiced against other ways of proving things to be true or some garbage as that. A couple of the other judges supported her. I was so embarrassed that I got up and walked out and have never returned.

Posted by: pawn at April 23, 2022 12:59 PM (Cfk8j)

195 9 The only long term solution is a ticket on a spaceship to an adjoining star system. That may not be far enough, but it's a start.
Posted by: Retromingent at April 23, 2022 11:28 AM (ZsR3z)

*******

Much shorter time span and distance to travel if we put them on the spaceship and shoot them into the sun.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at April 23, 2022 01:01 PM (xxG/v)

196 Now put him in the White House and that's exactly what he'd experience, just like Trump.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 23, 2022 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

I'm not so sure.

Oh, the media will tear him apart every chance they get--that is, everyday-- but unlike Trump, DeSantis has held elective office before. And unlike Trump , DeSantis went to the "right" schools. This will allow him a cushion of sorts in his dealings with other elected Republicans.
He's in the club. And I say this not because i think he's Deep State in disguise.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 01:01 PM (mR6Gs)

197 The fate of Constitutional freedom is going to be decided by the states, not DC. DC (the fed) is hopelessly lost in it's own shit.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:02 PM (Qhnrt)

198 I lived in Hawaii for about 10 years total. I remember a controversy years ago where teachers were doing classes in PIDGIN! That was supposedly stopped and frankly, I didn't pay much attention to it. At least not until I became a beat cop on the west side of Oahu in the town of Waianae.

Thank God I understood pidgin (this NY boy wouldn't speak it. Seemed silly to me.), cause I ran into many locals who could barely speak standard English. I actually had one guy asked me to write his statement for him cause, "I go school Hawaii." No joke.

The statements I did get from people, particularly teens, were in pidgin and barely comprehensible. I got into the habit of writing the statement for them, then going over it with them in detail to make sure they understood it. SMH just remembering.

To say the least, the Hawaii school system had a horrible reputation. I'm sure it still does.

Posted by: RobertM at April 23, 2022 01:03 PM (IZxia)

199 Math song? What, are they singing Tom Lehrer's "New Math" and "Lobachevsky"?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at April 23, 2022 01:04 PM (ARs9M)

200 , DeSantis has held elective office before. And unlike Trump , DeSantis went to the "right" schools. This will allow him a cushion of sorts in his dealings with other elected Republicans.
He's in the club. And I say this not because i think he's Deep State in disguise.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 01:01 PM (mR6Gs)

Yeah. Sure. *snickers*

------Deep State

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:04 PM (Qhnrt)

201 Free Form Guitar > free form debate

Posted by: Terry Kath at April 23, 2022 12:58 PM (hOAT3)

Yes, it is.

Posted by: BignJames at April 23, 2022 01:05 PM (AwYPR)

202 So, in "Pulp Fiction" when Samuel Jackson said "English, mf'er! Do you speak it?" he was using the tools of the Oppressor against himself, and guaranteeing his own failure.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (m0zqP)

203 I recollect that the Chinese Cultural Revolution destroyed the traditional academic faculties of the Chinese universities. It seemed, and was, a horrible thing, and set back the country.

The same thing is happening here, just a little more softly.

All of the above are infuriating. The schools no longer have much to do with academe, and a great deal to do with indoctrination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (RuRuy)

204
Algonquin Round Table.
Posted by: klaftern


In Bizarro world mirror universe

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (63Dwl)

205 Oh, the media will tear him apart every chance they get--that is, everyday-- but unlike Trump, DeSantis has held elective office before. And unlike Trump , DeSantis went to the "right" schools. This will allow him a cushion of sorts in his dealings with other elected Republicans.
He's in the club. And I say this not because i think he's Deep State in disguise.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 01:01 PM (mR6Gs)

There's a reason why having previously been a State Governor is the *Best* possible path to the Presidency. They've already been exposed to all of this crap, at least to some extent. DeSantis is being attacked by the MSM every day now, if you hadn't noticed - but none of it is effective.

Trump's biggest problem was that he had *no* *one* who he could trust - contrast with DeSantis, who had done the work with his State Legislators to the point that, when he called for Disney's special perks to be eliminated, they did it for him within 48 hours. That wasn't just "good luck".

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (r46W7)

206 If you subscribe to the idea that The Powers That Be select the President and allow the unwashed masses a "vote" you can sort of understand how Trump slid into the White House and why he had to be destroyed.

I'm on the fence with the idea of "TPTB" being a real thing, but it sure seems that way to me. It would also answer a lot of questions about the last election and potentially the next several.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (BFigT)

207 Trump went to boarding schools and Wharton. He's an elite's elite.

If DeSantis wants to be a reformer, the GOP won't give a single shit where he went to school. Their entire role in our government is to thwart any attempt at reform. It's the only purpose they serve, and they serve it zealously. They wouldn't care if Socrates was his personal tutor. They'd still go T-1000 on his ass.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:08 PM (UGDPW)

208 This week I had a teacher tell me how adorable a 5 year old student was, when while picking up trash for Earth Day, threw his arms open and declared, "we're saving the earth."

Yes, that's adorable, but what is the world view that this child is absorbing? The Earth needs saving. People can save the Earth.

(Sister called, so I was away for a bit)

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:08 PM (IDhUW)

209 He may be making a yuge mistake, but I think Trump supports well-known candidates such as JD Vance and Dr. Oz because he believes they'll have no choice but to support HIM when he runs. The thinking is these candidates are "tainted" by HIS support, so they can't really turn on him without a huge backlash--from BOTH sides.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 23, 2022 01:09 PM (mR6Gs)

210 Yes, that's adorable, but what is the world view that this child is absorbing? The Earth needs saving. People can save the Earth.

(Sister called, so I was away for a bit)
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:08 PM (IDhUW)


We are the world.
We are the children.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 23, 2022 01:10 PM (AiZBA)

211 They wouldn't care if Socrates was his personal tutor.
----------
We got that Kritias asshole out of that deal.

Posted by: Athenians at April 23, 2022 01:12 PM (ARs9M)

212 We are the world.
We are the children.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV

"Do they even know it's Christmas?"

NO! You dumbasses! iirc 60% of the earf's pop is non Christian.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 23, 2022 01:13 PM (Msys3)

213 Maybe the Deep State misread DJT thinking he said what he was going to do but would really be a Deep State friend

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 01:13 PM (BoHLr)

214
Trump's biggest problem was that he had *no* *one* who he could trust - contrast with DeSantis, who had done the work with his State Legislators to the point that, when he called for Disney's special perks to be eliminated, they did it for him within 48 hours. That wasn't just "good luck".
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:06 PM (r46W7)

Okay. Now get those good people approved by congress over the deep state's preferred candidates.

See the problem?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:13 PM (Qhnrt)

215
If DeSantis wants to be a reformer, the GOP won't give a single shit where he went to school. Their entire role in our government is to thwart any attempt at reform. It's the only purpose they serve, and they serve it zealously."

There are 2 GOP's now - the old guard, and the insurgents. The insurgents are typified by MTG and the Florida Legislature, for 2 examples. There are more. They're not in control yet, but all of the energy is on their side. They're growing, and the old guard is dying.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:15 PM (r46W7)

216
The last year I did it, one of the other "Judges" in our group got hysterical and demanded that I withdraw from judging because as a white male, I was inherently prejudiced against other ways of proving things to be true or some garbage as that. A couple of the other judges supported her. I was so embarrassed that I got up and walked out and have never returned

I'm sorry that happened to you. Multiply that experience across the country and think about who is in control of the government schools.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:15 PM (IDhUW)

217 Maybe the Deep State misread DJT thinking he said what he was going to do but would really be a Deep State friend
Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 01:13 PM (BoHLr)

They certainly thought they'd quickly bring him to heel, like every other federal elected official in my living memory. When that didn't happen, they initiated several sloppy and very public coup attempts, until they finally got him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:16 PM (UGDPW)

218 The "debate" reminded me of Monty Python's reenactment of the Battle of Pearl Harbor.

https://youtu.be/d67rhIzUhhk

Posted by: CNN+ at April 23, 2022 01:16 PM (BJKQV)

219 Okay. Now get those good people approved by congress over the deep state's preferred candidates.

See the problem?
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:13 PM (Qhnrt)

Every journey begins with a single step.
Step 1: Don't nominate idiots like Jeff Sessions. Or Omarosa. Or Prince Riebus.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:17 PM (r46W7)

220 Step 1: Don't nominate idiots like Jeff Sessions. Or Omarosa. Or Prince Riebus.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:17 PM (r46W7)


What are you talking about? -- Mike (I call my wife 'Mother') Pence

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 23, 2022 01:19 PM (AiZBA)

221 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:17 PM (r46W7)

One of my very favorite funny moments in his Presidency (and there were many) was at the very beginning, when he brought Priebus on stage during his victory speech. The guy looked like he'd seen a ghost. A really disgusting ghost that makes you want to vomit all over the place.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:19 PM (UGDPW)

222 Homeschooling isn't that difficult. There are also homeschool co-ops. There is a lot of resources available.

If I did hashtags

#takebackourchildren

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:20 PM (IDhUW)

223 Trump and DeSantis need to have a meeting and agree to run as The Ticket from the start.

Primaries would be pointless and help to build a huge cash on hand advantage before the General.

That's the ticket that every one of us could get behind.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:20 PM (cknjq)

224 And in Ontario, Canada:
It is now illegal to use a math test to make sure that math teachers know the material they would be teaching.


This has been happening for quite a while. Back in the late 80s, I was involved in developing a skillz test for new manufacturing employees. We sold our stuff by the square foot, at various widths and thicknesses.

You might think that the ability to add/subtract and multiply/divide, read a ruler and micrometer, and pick out relevant facts from a written paragraph to calculate square footage just *might* be useful skills for all new hires to have.

But enter the 'reasonable accommodation' dragon. And various lawyers. Twenty question test. 45 minute time limit. Very few got all 20 right. Or finished in time. Sigh.

Great post, KT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 23, 2022 01:21 PM (F0YaR)

225
There are 2 GOP's now - the old guard, and the insurgents. The insurgents are typified by MTG and the Florida Legislature, for 2 examples. There are more. They're not in control yet, but all of the energy is on their side. They're growing, and the old guard is dying.

I appreciate your optimism.

\no snark

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:22 PM (IDhUW)

226 That's the ticket that every one of us could get behind.
Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:20 PM (cknjq)

It's the best ticket. But it would be the Republican ticket. And I won't vote Republican. Not for any federal office. If I lived in a different state with a better State GOP, I could possibly consider voting for a *very* special state level candidate, but I don't.

For me the (R) on the ballot is a deal breaker.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:23 PM (UGDPW)

227 And before That Guy chimes in, yes I know.

Trump's "home residence" is/was fluid.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:25 PM (cknjq)

228 And I'll say again, the plight of Constitutional freedom is not going to be determined by any president or congress. It will be decided by the governors and legislatures of the individual states.

Start paying attention to matters closer to home.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:26 PM (Qhnrt)

229 PDT has a rally today. I will be watching to try to get a sense of where he's at.

I think we should focus our efforts locally and work for election integrity.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:26 PM (IDhUW)

230 My little guys are in their 30s now, so this issue is not personal to me. But it appalls me that this shit is going on. And I guaran-damn-tee that me and The Missus would have taken steps to home-school.

Hell, we got them into a charter school (Core Knowledge - NOT! Common Core. Fooking leftists do that naming shit on purpose. Bastiges). We literally cleaned desks and helped the place get going. Our boys were original students in that school.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 23, 2022 01:26 PM (x8Wzq)

231
One of my very favorite funny moments in his Presidency (and there were many) was at the very beginning, when he brought Priebus on stage during his victory speech. The guy looked like he'd seen a ghost. A really disgusting ghost that makes you want to vomit all over the place.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at

Link? I think TPTB thought they had the election won but PDT voters overcame the built in election fraud.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:29 PM (IDhUW)

232 Link? I think TPTB thought they had the election won but PDT voters overcame the built in election fraud.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:29 PM (IDhUW)

I'm sure it's out there... I just remember watching it on election day and laughing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:31 PM (UGDPW)

233 Just awakened and started throwing up. It's interesting. I haven't thrown up in years.

Other than dizziness, I do not feel bad otherwise. Food poisoning, maybe?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:31 PM (dNqv+)

234 Hell, we got them into a charter school (Core Knowledge - NOT! Common Core. Fooking leftists do that naming shit on purpose. Bastiges). We literally cleaned desks and helped the place get going. Our boys were original students in that school.

Nice. Do you mind saying where? I recently was in a Core Knowledge charter school. Good foundation, infiltrated by teacher led wokism now.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:32 PM (IDhUW)

235 Glenn Greenwald interviews Julie Kelly re: J6 political prisoners:

https://tinyurl.com/3v45h7vh

Posted by: kallisto at April 23, 2022 01:33 PM (DJFLF)

236 233 Just awakened and started throwing up. It's interesting. I haven't thrown up in years.

Other than dizziness, I do not feel bad otherwise. Food poisoning, maybe?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:31 PM (dNqv+)

Maybe it's stomach cancer.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:33 PM (Qhnrt)

237 Maybe it's stomach cancer.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:33 PM (Qhnrt)

Could be.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:34 PM (dNqv+)

238 Garden Thread is up
Nood

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 01:35 PM (BoHLr)

239 Hopefully nothing serious Aetius!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 23, 2022 01:35 PM (nxdel)

240 Vomiting upon waking up is either food poisoning or Ebola. Probably Ebola.

Posted by: WebMD at April 23, 2022 01:35 PM (u73oe)

241

Gardenin treads is racist

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at April 23, 2022 01:36 PM (8er2b)

242 What kind of dumb name is Reince, anyway? Fuck that guy, in particular.

And yeah, Trump needed him so he get the GOP's voter data for Brad Parscale's stripped down digital ops. But his ass should have been out the door and far away from Trump in November of '16.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:36 PM (UGDPW)

243 Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:31 PM (dNqv+)

I think food poisoning makes one feel awful.

I was hit by a stomach bug recently and treated with C, D, and quercetin.

The possibility of lingering ChiVi effects passes through my mind.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:37 PM (IDhUW)

244 Food poisoning usually comes with sharp abdominal pain.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:38 PM (UGDPW)

245 Maybe it's stomach cancer.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at April 23, 2022 01:33 PM (Qhnrt)

Could be.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

This place

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:38 PM (IDhUW)

246

Womiting is waciss

Posted by: Xtreme Denise .ru at April 23, 2022 01:39 PM (8er2b)

247 Every journey begins with a single step.
Step 1: Don't nominate idiots like Jeff Sessions. Or Omarosa. Or Prince Riebus.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 23, 2022 01:17 PM (r46W7)

Scaramucci, Elaine Chao, Gina Haspil et al. To be fair there were some good ones like Navarro but too many major whiffs

Posted by: 7man at April 23, 2022 01:39 PM (qwO6y)

248 240 Vomiting upon waking up is either food poisoning or Ebola. Probably Ebola.
Posted by: WebMD at April 23, 2022 01:35 PM (u73oe)

Well, my tissues do not feel like they are liquifying.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)

249
73
I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)

------

That was a couple of years ago in South Africa, I believe. The country whose national health director said AIDS could be treated with native yam soup, no need for the white man's fake medicines. We're halfway there ourselves.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 23, 2022 01:40 PM (qOuMB)

250 This is my very first exposure to woke debating.

Thanks, I guess.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist

Once seen, it can't be unseen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:41 PM (FVME7)

251 Morning sickness

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:43 PM (cknjq)

252 The Associated Press
@AP
Twitter says it will no longer allow advertisers on its site who deny the scientific consensus on climate change, echoing a policy already in place at Google.

-
Yeah, there's just been too much free speech breaking out all over.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:44 PM (FVME7)

253

Not letting a witchdoctor stick unladen African swallows up your butt is raciss

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at April 23, 2022 01:45 PM (8er2b)

254 251 Morning sickness
Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:43 PM (cknjq)

Unless I am an elephant, seems unlikely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:45 PM (dNqv+)

255 The Democratic primary presidential debates should be done in woke style.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 23, 2022 01:46 PM (63Dwl)

256 You know, aside from the obvious lack of uterus. Lack of vagina as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:46 PM (dNqv+)

257 You know, aside from the obvious lack of uterus. Lack of vagina as well.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 23, 2022 01:46 PM (dNqv+)

Obviously some kinda deranged racist

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 01:47 PM (cknjq)

258 Hope you feel better soon Aetius

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:47 PM (IDhUW)

259

You could be gestating the fetus in a box!

Uteri are raciss!

Posted by: Xtreme Denise at April 23, 2022 01:48 PM (8er2b)

260 Nikki Fried
@NikkiFried
Don't Say DeSantis.

-
Boy, that's going to be tough to beat!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:48 PM (FVME7)

261 Someone needs to redo the Lego "everything is awesome" to "everything is racist"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:49 PM (IDhUW)

262 Have a great day all

Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 23, 2022 01:51 PM (IDhUW)

263 Showed the debate champ up top to my stepdaughter just now.

Reaction "Why is she wasting her breath on this stupid stuff? Just go play Minecraft or something."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 01:51 PM (UGDPW)

264 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:48 PM (FVME7)

she's the only statewide elected demorat since 2012.

Agricultural Commissioner.

Posted by: kallisto at April 23, 2022 01:53 PM (DJFLF)

265 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:48 PM (FVME7)

she's the only statewide elected demorat since 2012.

Agricultural Commissioner.
Posted by: kallisto

Well, I knew she was familiar with bullshit.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:55 PM (FVME7)

266 Aetius that at leaves out turning into a zombie.

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 01:57 PM (2JoB8)

267 a math question on polynomials shows what appears to be a quantified measure of racial prejudice on the vertical axis plotted against "political identification" on the horizontal axis.
_______________

Teach the kids about Gaussian distributions and standard deviations. "If one subgroup has an average one standard deviation from the mean, in what percentile of the entire group does an average person of that subgroup belong?

Answer: 16%.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 01:58 PM (YqDXo)

268 Sometimes try to drink a Coke if stomach issues

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 02:00 PM (2JoB8)

269 Instead, it recommends you teach math via "storytelling circles, incorporating dance, music, song, call and response, and other cultural ways of communicating."
_______________

Twerking?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:00 PM (YqDXo)

270 Guy Lafleur died. 70. Man, he was old school as hell. Back when hockey was blood on the ice all the time.

Rest in Peace, eh.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 23, 2022 02:02 PM (x8Wzq)

271 For the so-called "Anti-Racist" professors who think stressing the correct answer in mathematics and written communication is wrong, I'd like to offer them a free ticket to the resort of their choice on an airplane built by those who could not get the correct answer in math or communicate specifications clearly. It will, for obvious reasons, be the first flight of the aircraft.

Anyone else remember "Ebonics", the effort to teach black children in the language of their homes? Hello boys, it's back!

Those "debate" people must have been raised on Sesame Street reruns of John Moschitta's schtick. He did commercials for Fedex in which he talked at incredibly fast pace. Did the same on Sesame Street. Maybe these "students" (if you can call them that) didn't realize it was humor.

Posted by: George V at April 23, 2022 02:08 PM (U2Tva)

272 If @USATODAY editors had a pair, they'd come straight out and ask whether blacks are inferior or not.
______________

Do watch the video.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:09 PM (YqDXo)

273 The Associated Press
@AP
Twitter says it will no longer allow advertisers on its site who deny the scientific consensus on climate change, echoing a policy already in place at Google.
______________

cc: Elon Musk.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:11 PM (YqDXo)

274 For the so-called "Anti-Racist" professors who think stressing the correct answer in mathematics and written communication is wrong, I'd like to offer them a free ticket to the resort of their choice on an airplane built by those who could not get the correct answer in math or communicate specifications clearly. It will, for obvious reasons, be the first flight of the aircraft.
_____________

Or stand underneath a footbridge built by Woke Associates, PC.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:12 PM (YqDXo)

275 That was a great Saturday read. Regarding the CUNY perfessor Dr. A.W Strouse's piece, I wish I was his publisher. I would have included the alternate title: "Literary Theories of the Foreskin or, A Treatise on the Profundities of Frumundah Cheese".

Posted by: Riddle at April 23, 2022 02:14 PM (+KUZs)

276 I'll do you one better: there's a video out there somewhere of a black female grad student (actually a direct African immigrant, I think) arguing in a college science seminar that witchcraft is real, and that witch doctors can use it to summon lightning bolts. Really. She was pretty proud about it as well.
Posted by: Dr. T at April 23, 2022 11:57 AM (tp+tP)
____________

That was in South Africa, which, surprisingly enough, is going down the crapper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9SiRNibD14

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:24 PM (YqDXo)

277 270 Guy Lafleur died. 70. Man, he was old school as hell. Back when hockey was blood on the ice all the time.

Rest in Peace, eh.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at April 23, 2022 02:02 PM (x8Wzq)

Tabernac, eh.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, oops, I commented again. Sorry, eh at April 23, 2022 02:25 PM (eGTCV)

278 cc: Elon Musk.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 23, 2022 02:11 PM (YqDXo)

Mark Cuban (I know) says Google and FB are burning up the phone lines to DC about getting approval to make a white-knight acquisition and save the company from Musk.

If that's actually happening, I have no doubt Brandon's SEC will give them a pass on the anti-trust laws.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 02:29 PM (UGDPW)

279 I am sure that climate change policy shift at Twitter is to show DC a good faith effort, and that if they permit Google to make their illegal acquisition play, then Brandon's people (Jarrett and Klain) can expect to have the same hand-in-glove relationship with Twitter that they already have with Alphabet Corporation.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 02:36 PM (UGDPW)

280 So, these fucked up 'academics' would like blacks to become illiterate, uncivilized savages?

Got it.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 23, 2022 02:39 PM (WFO41)

281 That was a couple of years ago in South Africa, I believe. The country whose national health director said AIDS could be treated with native yam soup, no need for the white man's fake medicines. We're halfway there ourselves.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at April 23, 2022 01:40 PM (qOuMB)

I used to have a tenant many moons ago in the dark wilds of South Florida who was Haitian. She had the booty flu and said the mango was a cure. She also hung her washing out in the tree and hedges to dry like she did back in her shit hole country. Straight up Savage.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 23, 2022 02:40 PM (R/m4+)

282 storytelling circles, incorporating dance, music, song, call and response, and other cultural ways of communicating."

Suck my fat greasy hog.
This shit infuriates me, lol.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 23, 2022 02:41 PM (WFO41)

283 I wonder if Google has reopened their Obama-era physical satellite office inside the White House. Trump ended that monstrosity, but I expect with him out of the way, it's probably been quietly reinstated.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 02:44 PM (UGDPW)

284 I remember a few years back a video of some black female grad student teacher, teaching black history, arguing that there are no right answers. And proudly arguing that!
Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 11:47 AM (/xkVv)

They are mistaken.
Are they going to say I'm wrong and they are right?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 23, 2022 02:47 PM (WFO41)

285 Speaking of Barky, are they still working on the shrine to his honor in Chicago or Hawaii or Cairo?
Heaven knows there won't be anything worthy of the term Library there, nothing he ever wrote can be avaliable

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 02:52 PM (BoHLr)

286 Isn't Barky's libarium a brutalist cube?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 23, 2022 02:54 PM (WFO41)

287 Isn't Barky's libarium a brutalist cube?
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 23, 2022 02:54 PM (WFO41)

If I recall correctly, it's stuck in some kind of endless recursive loop of corrupt Chicago machine in-fighting. I don't think they've even broken ground on it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 02:56 PM (UGDPW)

288 Nope. After five years of delays:

"On September 28th, 2021, the Obamas, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and Lightfoot participated in the groundbreaking ceremony."

So it should be up within a few years.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 02:59 PM (UGDPW)

289 Yud that somehow is very fitting

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 03:01 PM (BoHLr)

290 What the heck?

Posted by: LASue at April 23, 2022 03:03 PM (5y7pR)

291 This new phone just isn't as good with wifi as old one

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 03:03 PM (2JoB8)

292 Wait until union overruns costs for it to triple

Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 03:05 PM (2JoB8)

293 Re: "Black Vernacular English" I remember back in the 90s when this was called "Ebonics", and Walter Williams, sitting in for Rush Limbaugh, opened the show "Dis here be Walter Williams sittin' in for Rush Limbaugh. If you gots a question you wants to ax me, call 800-282-2882."
No one did it better. RIP Walter and Rush.

Re "Anger Studies" San Francisco State just announced that it will provide degrees in "Race and Resistance Studies". Good luck getting a job with one of those.

Posted by: 370H55V at April 23, 2022 03:10 PM (WusEB)

294 Wait until union overruns costs for it to triple
Posted by: Skip's phone at April 23, 2022 03:05 PM (2JoB

Bush's construction and endowment fund was $500m.

Obama's? $1.8b. That's whole shitload of graft, baby!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 03:12 PM (UGDPW)

295 Good luck getting a job with one of those.
Posted by: 370H55V at April 23, 2022 03:10 PM (WusEB)

Luck has nothing to do with it.

Posted by: Every corporate HR department in America at April 23, 2022 03:13 PM (UGDPW)

296 Re "Anger Studies" San Francisco State just announced that it will provide degrees in "Race and Resistance Studies". Good luck getting a job with one of those.
Posted by: 370H55V at April 23, 2022 03:10 PM (WusEB)

A job? Why would I go to college to get a job?

- Teenagers, everywhere.

Posted by: t_bodie - Lurker. Unless you are reading this. at April 23, 2022 03:16 PM (6jpby)

297 With a Race and Resistance degree, you will be placed in a powerful, highly paid HR position where even the CEO walks in fear of your shitty little whims, approximately one nanosecond after you graduate.

These fucking mongrels are the American version of workplace political commissars in the Soviet Union.

Within fifteen years, people like them will have the power to revoke Party cards, employment permits, and internal passports, sealing your fate.

Do not scoff at them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 23, 2022 03:21 PM (UGDPW)

298 These fucking mongrels are the American version of workplace political commissars in the Soviet Union.


Absolutely. Reincarnated.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 23, 2022 03:29 PM (Xrfse)

299 250 This is my very first exposure to woke debating.

Thanks, I guess.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist

Once seen, it can't be unseen.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 23, 2022 01:41 PM (FVME7)

This is why I ain't watching it.

Posted by: m at April 23, 2022 03:44 PM (/xkVv)

300 I actually found the rapping debates funny, and not surprised really white kids doing it as see many 20 something white kids listening to rap.

Posted by: Skip at April 23, 2022 04:25 PM (2JoB8)

301 Whatever the fuck that was, it sure as hell isn't "debate."

Posted by: FriscoYoda at April 23, 2022 04:39 PM (+56GQ)

302 Re "...there are no right answers..." There are only wrong answers.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at April 23, 2022 04:42 PM (+56GQ)

303 I lost IQ points reading this Ian Millheiser gem at Vox:

Ron DeSantis’s attack on Disney obviously violates the First Amendment
This isn’t a close case.

In short: Corporations have a constitutional right to spend money lobbying against the state and use their media production to those ends, and the state does not have the right to strip them of a special arrangement which is not held by any other entity in the state. He equates it to the state stripping the liquor license from a bar owner who does not vote to reelect the governor.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 04:44 PM (DZ0Pl)

304 He equates it to the state stripping the liquor license from a bar owner who does not vote to reelect the governor.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 04:44 PM (DZ0Pl)

Seems like the store finally has to pay for the same liquor license everyone else has to buy.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 04:47 PM (cknjq)

305 Elon Musk is based.
He accepted a meeting with Bill Gates to talk about climate change philanthropy. Gates flew down. Sent a text to Elon reporting that he just landed. Elon asks if Bill still has the massive short against Tesla. Bill says "sorry, yes". Elon tells him to fuck off. He can't be serious about climate change if he is shorting Tesla stock.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 04:53 PM (DZ0Pl)

306 Musk followed up by tweeting out a juxtaposition of a picture of Bill Gates in a blue t-shirt and the Apple pregnant man emoji.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 04:55 PM (DZ0Pl)

307 Today, Joe Biden shook hands with
Gaige Grosskreutz, the felon who
nearly murdered Kyle Rittenhouse and
lied to the police about carrying an
illegal firearm:

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 05:13 PM (DZ0Pl)

308 307 Today, Joe Biden shook hands with
Gaige Grosskreutz, the felon who
nearly murdered Kyle Rittenhouse and
lied to the police about carrying an
illegal firearm:
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 23, 2022 05:13 PM (DZ0Pl)
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So?
You think you're perspective is more important than anyone else's who was born on the same dirt as you were?

Posted by: Broken Apple at April 23, 2022 05:38 PM (2JOiJ)

309
What a day. Trying to find a gender reassignment facility for my six year old daughter but they only offer one option to her - not the forty or fifty we assumed possible. As the tears flowed from her eyes at the news I tried my best to console her.

At last she spoke, "Why are the Republicans doing this to our country?"

I just don't have the answer for her.

Posted by: CheChe at April 23, 2022 05:41 PM (dQvv7)

310 wow

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 23, 2022 05:48 PM (cknjq)

311 So clearly, black students learning French in order to be understood by French people is race treason and a internalized kowtow to the white man.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at April 23, 2022 06:09 PM (yQpMk)

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