The Morning Rant: Saved From A Liberal College Education - More University Lockdowns Please

This heartwarming story about collapsing college enrollment has been reported on by all the major media in the past few days.

Enrollment Marches Downward (Inside Higher Ed – 01/13/2022)

Total enrollment—which includes undergraduate and graduate students—dropped by 2.7 percent in fall 2021 compared with fall 2020, according to the clearinghouse report. Since the pandemic began in spring 2020, enrollment has declined by 5.1 percent across the board, with 937,500 fewer students enrolled at American colleges and universities.

As damaging as the high priests of Covid have been to liberty and the economy, they have inflicted some welcome collateral damage to the agents of institutional leftism, above else to the educational establishment.

Watching the university cartel commit suicide to show their fealty to Covid sharia has been very satisfying. This is now the 3rd school year interrupted by campus lockdowns, and colleges seem as committed now as they were two years ago to locking down. More please.

Colleges Extend Remote Instruction (Inside Higher Ed – 01/10/2022)

Some institutions that began the semester online are now pushing their return-to-campus dates further out in response to Omicron, citing spiking numbers and breakthrough infections.

If “remote learning” is still around in Fall of 2022, we will have had four-consecutive school years that involved classroom closures. (The last full “normal” school year was 2018 - 2019.) Again, this is a beautiful thing. We are getting further and further away from incoming freshman having a concept of what college was like in the pre-Covid days.

In an era when the education one gets from college can be obtained online for a fraction of the cost (or for free, actually) it is “the college experience” and associated networking that has kept the cartel in place.

With university administrators now acting like prudish church ladies who disapprove of any socializing or pleasures in life, colleges are killing off their primary selling point. Godspeed to them. Please keep it up.

A.J. Kay formerly wrote for Medium, but she had her entire catalog of stories pulled from Medium for expressing wrongthink about Covid and its impact on kids. Her child started college at an elite East Coast university, struggled with the lockdowns, and finally ended up thriving at a conservative Christian university that did not lock down. (I can tell from the picture in the thread that it is Hillsdale.)

A.J. is grateful that her daughter is getting a traditional, albeit somewhat conservative, college experience. Above all else, it is a blessing that Covid kept her daughter from ingesting the poisonous leftism of elite-college indoctrination. Here is Ms. Kay’s thread, extracted for easier reading:

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In March 2020, my just-turned-18-year-old was told not to return to her ultra-liberal, elite, east coast university that she had worked her ass off to get into. She finished the semester online. In the fall of 2020, she took personal leave after learning the C19 restrictions…

…which included: - being socially isolated - living alone on campus - masks in and outdoors - no clubs or in-person events - online classes - mandated weekly testing - take-out meals only, and - harsh punishment and public shaming—including expulsion—for breaking C19 rules…

That’s not what college is about. College is about learning and growing and exploring and becoming more independent and dating and joining clubs and eating shitty cafeteria food *with* friends and all-nighters and moving forward…

So tried desperately to stay optimistic, hoping the hysteria would fade. She was so lonely. Come April, she’d decided on a fall return. Restrictions had eased w/ the vaccine rollout & the elderly faculty were now protected. And then her school mandated vaccines for students…

She thought they might rescind with pushback, but they didn’t. So she called her Dean & walked away from school - and a $75K/yr scholarship and 3.9 GPA. We got on a plane, retrieved her belongings from storage across from her dorm, & flew home w/ no idea what might come next.

She knew she wanted to go back to school so she began seriously looking for schools where life was normal & no one was forced to vaccinate. It was not an easy search but I was also so glad she didn’t give in. The mandates weren’t bringing back normal life, as promised.

We queried our many friends in academia. I put a call out on Twitter. We kept hearing one particular school named over & over. So we looked into it. It was an unexpected pivot but, the deeper she looked, the more she realized her values aligned with theirs. So she applied…

I was trepidatious. We are city people. This school was very rural. I’ve been a registered Dem my entire adult life and this school was decidedly conservative. Our family is not religious. There’s was strong faith-based component. And no full ride. Seemed like a stretch…

But this past Sat night, in the freezing rain, I got this pic of her as we walked the campus of her new school and just looking at it brings me to tears. She looks alive again. She’s been waiting 2yrs for her adult life to begin & it’s finally happening. She’ll be 20 in Feb…

As I type this, she’s in a big, beautiful house accepting a sorority bid and celebrating with her soon-to-be sisters. She had new student orientation earlier today & met transfers who landed there for the same reason she did. She’s not alone anymore. School starts Weds…

And because of that cognitive reframe, she’s *finally* getting back to learning, growing, exploring, becoming more independent, dating, joining clubs, pledging, eating shitty cafeteria food *with* friends, pulling all-nighters & moving forward…

I tend to believe that the college experience can have as many downsides as upsides, but at least this young lady is not getting anti-American communist indoctrination with her college experience. Any story in which a young person rejects a leftist education is a happy story.

If there’s one thing that the left-wing college establishment loves to do, it’s poke a finger in the eye of us stuffy old conservatives. We’re opposed to lockdowns, so they are locking down hard. Please, college administrators, keep teaching us a lesson with your rigid Covid obedience. You can make your point about how backward and bigoted we are by maintaining remote learning for a couple more semesters. Heck, if you really want to teach us a lesson, keep classrooms closed in perpetuity...until all viruses have been entirely eradicated.

“Zero classes until zero viruses” is a motto we can all embrace.

[buck.throckmorton at protonmail dot com]

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at 11:00 AM




Comments

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1 I'm fine with the destruction and the potential obsolescence of many institutions like this.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 17, 2022 11:01 AM (gSQsl)

2 School's out.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 17, 2022 11:02 AM (vuisn)

3 Thievery...by knaves and scoundrels.

Posted by: BignJames at January 17, 2022 11:03 AM (AwYPR)

4 Now the French Sports authority says no French Open for Djokovic unless he gets vaxxed. This goes far beyond tennis now though I knew it would take something like this to wake people up to today's Tyranny.

First they came for the unvaxxed and I said nothing because I was vaxxed. Then they came for ......

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 17, 2022 11:05 AM (RJMSR)

5 University of Michigan president's annual salary: $927K. See Daily Mail.

Posted by: Double-Charm Tetra-gp at January 17, 2022 11:05 AM (qpX6U)

6 My only problem with this is that COVID response is only resulting in marginal declines. The universities need to be actively destroyed, rather than left to languish.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:05 AM (DU+/6)

7 Nice post Buck - thanks!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:05 AM (mD/uy)

8 College was always expensive, but when the government took over the loans, everything changed, and not for the better.

I'd rather mu kids learn a trade or find a job right out of high school instead of headed to an indoctrination camp.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:06 AM (XSRBF)

9 The university where I don't teach anymore has asked me to come back for the Spring semester. Cool! Was getting low on beer money so the timing is good.
Just checked the class roster. It's half the size of the last three classes I taught. Interesting.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:06 AM (axyOa)

10 Every college is turning into University of Phoenix.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at January 17, 2022 11:06 AM (RJMSR)

11 Imagine how much more we could do to save kids from indoctrination if we would cease all government funding to these institutions. It might just save the country.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 17, 2022 11:06 AM (4thlk)

12 If you point out to Branch Covidians that lockdowns, masks, and clot shots are hurting children the response you get is, "BUT I'M AT RISK FROM COVID!"

What a society we are where we require the young to suffer the burdens of protecting the old.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

13 "She looked alive again."

Drat it, the Left says. They don't simply want us locked down, miserable, isolated and hopeless. They want to snuff the last spark of life from our eyes.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (H8QX8)

14 As someone who works for an institution of higher ed, I'm not too thrilled about potentially losing my job.

That being said, my institution is a much smaller cog in a larger state university machine. The "mothership" always treats us like a red-headed stepchild and is constantly scheming on how it can grab money donated to us.

I think we have some options for privatization if necessary because of the alumni who support us and the companies who rely on us as a pipeline for quality STEM employees.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (K5n5d)

15 What a society we are where we require the young to suffer the burdens of protecting the old.
Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (ESjRY)

Not one worth surviving.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (H8QX8)

16 >>>My only problem with this is that COVID response is only resulting in marginal declines. The universities need to be actively destroyed, rather than left to languish.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Agreed. PA is considering combining six or seven colleges into one big college, because the state schools are hemorrhaging students. It's hilarious.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (XSRBF)

17 University admins have all the courage of Dr. Smith.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 17, 2022 11:08 AM (4I/2K)

18 If her daughter completes her education and never votes liberal again, will mom disown her or will she also decide to try the red pill? I doubt it, but the Lord says anyone can be redeemed.

Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2022 11:08 AM (Ti+Tv)

19 Yes, breakthrough. Let's go with that term. The vaccine never stopped the virus but only helps to alleviate symptoms. Like the flu shot. I'll wait to see what happens if or when side effects happen. Nephew already spent 5 days in the hospital with myocarditis from the shot and he's been cleared of the side effects. Let's see what the future holds for my 20 year old nephew when he's 25, 30 and up.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (2NHgQ)

20 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

21 That is a truly heartwarming story... Although I wonder how this trend of otherwise liberally inclined students transferring to conservative colleges for this reason will accelerate the decline of those colleges. Locust syndrome writ small, possibly?

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (Bg96i)

22 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors. There's a funny meme already with the headline and pictures of Jill Biden, a can of Dr. Pepper, Doc Ock from Spider-Man, and Dr. Seuss.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (eabWM)

23 Thought experiment: Even if we did close down all of the useless degree programs (e.g. Studies), how many baristas do we really need?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (K5n5d)

24 If you think [education] [health care] is expensive now, just wait until the gubmint provides it for free!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (4I/2K)

25 I'm generally against mix and match pronouns but this kind of makes sense.

The lunacy has come full circle, my friends. Here you have a dude pretending to be a woman who is talking about a friend who wants to be called "clown" instead of "you."

https://bit.ly/3AeinYL

He can go f*ck clownself.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (FVME7)

26 >>>Thought experiment: Even if we did close down all of the useless degree programs (e.g. Studies), how many baristas do we really need?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Only the hot ones.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)

27 17 University admins have all the courage of Dr. Smith.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 17, 2022 11:08 AM (4I/2K)

Along with HR departments, the most craven and morally evacuated.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (H8QX8)

28 22 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors. There's a funny meme already with the headline and pictures of Jill Biden, a can of Dr. Pepper, Doc Ock from Spider-Man, and Dr. Seuss.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (eabWM)

Sign me up

Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

29 enrollment has declined by 5.1 percent across the board, with 937,500 fewer students enrolled at American colleges and universities.
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That is an astonishing figure. That implies that college enrollment is around 18.4 million people. That means that an astonishing 5.6% of the entire US population, about 17.5% of the population aged 20-45 and a staggering 47% of the population aged 15-25.

That's a crazy level of enrollment.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (DU+/6)

30 16 >>>My only problem with this is that COVID response is only resulting in marginal declines. The universities need to be actively destroyed, rather than left to languish.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Agreed. PA is considering combining six or seven colleges into one big college, because the state schools are hemorrhaging students. It's hilarious.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:07 AM (XSRBF)

Yes, but will they cut the number of administrators to reflect the new, combinded college? Somehow, I doubt it.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (mdjgu)

31 They want to snuff the last spark of life from our eyes.

Well, it's not fair that we enjoy life when there are people being miserable.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (SzC/5)

32 What a society we are where we require the young to suffer the burdens of protecting the old.

Alternatively, they believe their own bullshit and are putting the burdens on young people in the hopes that they stay healthy and vote Dem while the old people who mostly vote Republican die. I mean, Andrew Cuomo made the existence of that thinking pretty clear.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (uTTaN)

33 College was always expensive, but when the government took over the loans, everything changed, and not for the better.

It's kind of the Federal Reserve model- loan students absolutely as much as they want and put the American people on the hook for it.

Posted by: t-bird at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (pbStR)

34 >>>If you think [education] [health care] is expensive now, just wait until the gubmint provides it for free!
Posted by: Count de Monet


I think that's an issue with the colleges. Parents don't want to mortgage their house for a college education when there are other, sometimes better options.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (XSRBF)

35 Only the hot ones.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)

I think you might have found the bright spot here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (hOUT3)

36 I'd rather mu kids learn a trade or find a job right out of high school instead of headed to an indoctrination camp.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

Yep - my youngest joined the Navy and ended up working on the launch systems for missiles. When he got out he had his pick of well paying, interesting jobs with a future.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (mD/uy)

37 latest switcheroo: high levels of hospitalizations from confirmed or suspected cases of covid.

suspected.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (Ynyl9)

38 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors. There's a funny meme already with the headline and pictures of Jill Biden, a can of Dr. Pepper, Doc Ock from Spider-Man, and Dr. Seuss.
Posted by: Ian S.

Doc Holliday, Dr. J, Doc Watson . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)

39 35 Only the hot ones.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)

I think you might have found the bright spot here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (hOUT3)

This is why we come here, for the education.

Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (Ti+Tv)

40 You want an example of shake your head in disbelief stupidity. My daughter was attending classes on-line in the University of Texas system, working on getting her Nurse Practitioner degree. They won't let her attend her on-line courses until she gets the covid vaccination. On-line courses. She has taken and passed multiple courses in which she has never stood in the presence of her teacher or fellow classmates. And yet, they insist she get the shot. She's not going to get the shot, so the medical profession is poorer one advanced level practitioner.

Good job U.T. U.T. is doing this in defiance of Abbott's "No mandates" edict. Haven't heard what, if anything, he is going to do about it. Hope at the very least he pulls funding for the University system. We shall see.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (3TihK)

41
Only the hot ones.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)


This.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (axyOa)

42 I fear what my child is going to decide her future needs to be after she graduates next year. I've tried to keep her in the conservative mindset, but the evils of public education, while not uber liberal in this area, is obvious.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (Zz0t1)

43 College education is not worth the money anymore (except for STEM degrees).
A trade education is far more useful.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (ufFY8)

44 >>>It's kind of the Federal Reserve model- loan students absolutely as much as they want and put the American people on the hook for it.
Posted by: t-bird

Then give them amnesty, so people without kids in college foot the bill. I graduated from college in 1991, and I paid my last loan installment in 1998, a year after I got married.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (XSRBF)

45 Here you have a dude pretending to be a woman who is talking about a friend who wants to be called "clown" instead of "you."

I'm OK with that if it means we can call Biden "clown" and it's a hate crime if people disagree.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (uTTaN)

46 28 22 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors. There's a funny meme already with the headline and pictures of Jill Biden, a can of Dr. Pepper, Doc Ock from Spider-Man, and Dr. Seuss.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 17, 2022 11:09 AM (eabWM)

Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.

Posted by: Doc Pomus at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (mdjgu)

47 Wyatt...they shoulda put in Minshew.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (axyOa)

48 Some of our ills have simple fixes.

End the college student loan madness.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (i0slg)

49 I was trepidatious. We are city people. This school was very rural. I've been a registered Dem my entire adult life and this school was decidedly conservative. Our family is not religious. There's was strong faith-based component. And no full ride. Seemed like a stretch...
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Hillsdale or Bob Jones, if I had to guess. Given the "freezing rain" reference, more likely Hillsdale.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (DU+/6)

50 Buck you need a Monkey title

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (mTZLV)

51 ok, that's funny, just saw on Fox news that Romney said "Biden has had 52 weeks of bad weeks"

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (Ynyl9)

52 You can add my name to the list.

Posted by: Doc Tari at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (MFphb)

53
Only the hot ones.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)



I don't go anywhere there's a "barista" on the payroll, so I really don't care if they're hot or not. That being said, does the rule about 'dipping your stick in crazy' no longer apply?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)

54 Good job U.T. U.T. is doing this in defiance of Abbott's "No mandates" edict. Haven't heard what, if anything, he is going to do about it.
Posted by: Darth Randall at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (3TihK)

My money's on nada.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (H8QX8)

55 A whole generation of kids who won't get scammed by the higher ed industrial complex.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (gryET)

56 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors.

I didn't spend six years in evil medical school to be called 'Mister'!"

Posted by: Dr Evil, signatory at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (ESjRY)

57 Who dis? is Rula Lenska and Frank DeVol.

Posted by: Not a Fan at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (snngm)

58 I have a relative at Hillsdale. He loved his academic experience so much that he now works there after graduating.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (6RgRK)

59 Yes, but will they cut the number of administrators to reflect the new, combinded college? Somehow, I doubt it.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (mdjgu)

HR will become even more important in evaluating the intersectional equity score of each new applicant!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (hOUT3)

60 You can add my name to the list.
Posted by: Doc Tari at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (MFphb)


Me too.

Posted by: Doc Martens at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (axyOa)

61 52 You can add my name to the list.
Posted by: Doc Tari at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (MFphb)

Count me in.

Posted by: Dr. Phil at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (H8QX8)

62 "College was always expensive"

My freshman year tuition at U of Ill was $600. That was way back when we were still on the gold standard. The earth's crust had not yet cooled completely into a solid.

Posted by: Double-Charm Tetra-gp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (qpX6U)

63 Doc Holliday, Dr. J, Doc Watson . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)

Don't forget me, I have a vagina, too!

Posted by: Dr. Who at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (ufFY8)

64
Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (mdjgu)



I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: Doc Holliday at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

65 Only leftists could ruin college.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (ZLI7S)

66 >>>I've tried to keep her in the conservative mindset, but the evils of public education, while not uber liberal in this area, is obvious.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt


My neighbor's daughter was a staunch conservative. Four years in Kutztown and she's a radical leftist who has not talked to her parents in a few years.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (XSRBF)

67 The left's stranglehold on the academic sector will be difficult to fix. After the last decade they're really able to see the fruits of their labor.

I presume they're very proud.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:16 AM (BFigT)

68 Alternatively, they believe their own bullshit and are putting the burdens on young people

In my interactions with Branch Covidians it is NOT that they thing the clot shots protect the young. They don't care either way, because the believe the clot shots will protect THEM

Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2022 11:16 AM (ESjRY)

69 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored". Less than 100 are actual medical doctors. There's a funny meme already with the headline and pictures of Jill Biden, a can of Dr. Pepper, Doc Ock from Spider-Man, and Dr. Seuss.
Posted by: Ian S.

Doc Holliday, Dr. J, Doc Watson . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)


Dr. Hook. Dwight "Doc" Gooden. Mike "Doc" Emrick. Dr. Feelgood. Doctor Detroit.

Posted by: Doof at January 17, 2022 11:16 AM (mZUr4)

70 64
Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus at January 17, 2022 11:13 AM (mdjgu)


I'm your huckleberry.
Posted by: Doc Holliday at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (Zz0t1)

Hi-ohhhh!

Posted by: Doc Severenson at January 17, 2022 11:16 AM (mdjgu)

71 Michigan Democratic Party explains 'the purpose of a public education in a public school': - and gives away Dems' true intentions for our kids

https://bit.ly/34OsCHy

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)

72 Nearly a million less in Party Daycare.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (yQpMk)

73 Count me in.
Posted by: Dr. Phil at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (H8QX

I am leaving my island for this.
Add me.

Posted by: Dr. Moreau at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (ufFY8)

74 My neighbor's daughter was a staunch conservative. Four years in Kutztown and she's a radical leftist who has not talked to her parents in a few years.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (XSRBF)

So sad. All my relatives except one are goners too.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (H8QX8)

75
My neighbor's daughter was a staunch conservative. Four years in Kutztown and she's a radical leftist who has not talked to her parents in a few years.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (XSRBF)



My overwhelming fear.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

76 Yeah I would agree. My own small College in East Texas never fully locked down and returned to limited face-to-face instruction in Fall 2020. We are now breaking even with enrollment and aren't locked down at all.
...
Of course we're also not a far-left indoctrination factory, either.
...
And something that I will say over and over again big "elite" institutions offer no substantial increase of quality of education. If someone really wants a college education, go local, go small and really put your effort into this classes.

Posted by: Keith Eppich at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (p4WDN)

77 Oddly, Dr. Nick Riviera is on our side of this issue.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (x8Wzq)

78 Only the hot ones.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:10 AM (XSRBF)


I don't go anywhere there's a "barista" on the payroll, so I really don't care if they're hot or not. That being said, does the rule about 'dipping your stick in crazy' no longer apply?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:14 AM (Zz0t1)
***

I will say that daughter #2 of Diogenes is a barista. Has been working the job for years and I admit, she's pretty good looking for a mom of two. But her boss...
wowza!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (axyOa)

79 Oldest will start this fall at an out of state small state university. So far have heard nothing about shots required. Trying to decide to ask them, or wait.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (7bRMQ)

80 Beware of Wheaton College IL.

It's not what it was.

Posted by: OCB238 at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (SUECK)

81 If you had banks loaning 18 years olds with no source of income hundreds of thousands of dollars for anything OTHER then college the loan officers would be arrested for predatory lending and violating their fiduciary responsibilities.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (ESjRY)

82 My neighbor's daughter was a staunch conservative. Four years in Kutztown and she's a radical leftist who has not talked to her parents in a few years.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

And I'd wager she never set foot in Letterman's Diner since Doug is a loud supporter of PDT. Her loss.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (mD/uy)

83 College was always expensive, but when the government took over the loans, everything changed, and not for the better. ...
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 17, 2022 11:06 AM (XSRBF)
++++
Government, in essence, only has two available responses to any given problem: guns and butter.

They can compel you to do something (guns) or pay for you to do something (butter). That's it. There are no other responses. It's always naked compulsion or bribery, because the government actually produces nothing and so can't fill in any other blank.

Of the two, butter is the preferred method. So when the government goes to solve a problem, they hurl money at the problem. And when you hurl money at a problem, you cause inflation. So it has been with college education. They went to "solve the college cost crisis" in earnest in the 1980s, and college costs have done nothing but escalate at a blistering pace ever since. The moment the government stops throwing money at that particular problem, it will solve itself pretty quickly. And involve a huge crash in enrollment and big spike in institutional bankruptcy. So be it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (DU+/6)

84 Romney said "Biden has had 52 weeks of bad weeks"

Hang in there, Joe! That streak is nothing!

Posted by: The 1976 and 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (ELgVT)

85 Good.

Now all the layabout "students" can get jobs instead of wasting money and time learning absolutely nothing of value at kollege.

Or they can live with mommy and daddy, who pay all their bills, until they are in their late forties, like some losers I know.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (R/m4+)

86 Holy moly. Doc Severinsen is still alive. Born in 1927.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (mdjgu)

87 The conservative university in our new hometown has mandated masks. This distresses me. It may have something to do with all the funding it gets from the right branch of the Walton family. I did ask if I could come to the fitness facilities unmasked since I have a doctor's note, and they were fine with that.

(I'm healthy, but wearing a mask for more than a few minutes makes me sick every single time. I almost never get sick without a mask.)

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (6RgRK)

88 Doc Holliday, Dr. J, Doc Watson . . .
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:12 AM (FVME7)

Well, I think Doc Holliday was an actual dentist.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (P3gRi)

89 The Morning Rant: Saved From A Liberal College Education - More University Lockdowns Please

**

The new thing is literally paying top athletes to come play at HBCUs for promotional purposes via the new NIL rules that went into effect, and no one can talk about it because of obvious reasons.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (hjymu)

90 Even though it's not lupus, count me in!

Posted by: Dr House at January 17, 2022 11:20 AM (hOUT3)

91
I will say that daughter #2 of Diogenes is a barista. Has been working the job for years and I admit, she's pretty good looking for a mom of two. But her boss...
wowza!
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:18 AM (axyOa)


Does she have a degree in "x" studies?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

92 The conservative university in our new hometown has mandated masks

**

Spoilers: Admin and HR aren't conservative.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (hjymu)

93 I've been trying to tell you that that robot causes Covid.

Posted by: Dr. Smith at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (uTTaN)

94 Four years in Kutztown and she's a radical leftist who has not talked to her parents in a few years.

That might explain the big change in my one nephew (after six years)

Posted by: t-bird at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (AytXr)

95 A Carmen and Child reunion is only a habanero away-ay-ay!

Sorry. I've been shovelling 30" of drifted and fallen snow off of my 1-car driveway and porch from 9:30 to 10:55 and so missed the Art Thread.

Luckily it was fairly light and not wet, packing snow.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

96
Well, I think Doc Holliday was an actual dentist.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:19 AM (P3gRi)



He was, but didn't seem to practice all that much.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:22 AM (Zz0t1)

97 My freshman year tuition at U of Ill was $600. That was way back when we were still on the gold standard. The earth's crust had not yet cooled completely into a solid.
Posted by: Double-Charm Tetra-gp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (qpX6U)

$457 for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:22 AM (P3gRi)

98 I'll talk to animals like you mooks before I listen to Rogan again

Posted by: Dr. Doolittle at January 17, 2022 11:22 AM (MFphb)

99 Holy moly. Doc Severinsen is still alive. Born in 1927.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

-
I saw a documentary about him a little while ago (on PBS but still . . .). He visits a lot of schools and does master classes and what not.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:22 AM (FVME7)

100 Does she have a degree in "x" studies?
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (Zz0t1)

Not sure what you mean...but she grew up an army brat, can shoot as well as I can, and starts home schooling next month.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (axyOa)

101 Colorado universities recently mandates boosters. The community college system so far does not mandate shots, but only non-jabbed must undergo weekly tests.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (6RgRK)

102 Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

So much beauty in the tracks of her tears...

Posted by: Dr. Music at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (ufFY8)

103 At the beginning of 2021, 49 percent of the country identified as Democrats, while 40 percent said they were Republicans. At the end of 2021, 47 percent said they were Republicans, and only 42 percent said Democrat. That's a 14 point shift towards the GOP.

Posted by: SMOD at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (wyL+Z)

104 My college savings plan for my kids was to have the education bubble bust before they get there.

Daughter 1 is a HS senior next year.

Mission accomplished

Posted by: blaster at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (mbFEM)

105 I have 2 nephews, they went in to the trades. They are fine young men, and are making serious bank, even during covid.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (jTmQV)

106 Michigan Democratic Party explains 'the purpose of a public education in a public school': - and gives away Dems' true intentions for our kids
https://bit.ly/34OsCHy
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 17, 2022 11:17 AM (FVME7)
++++
"The purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to know."

That is the line, and it always has been for as long as there has been public school. The problem, as always, is the false choice (as if voters and taxpayers should have no say in public services, education philosophy notwithstanding) and the always enormous problem of determining what "society" means. Who is "society?" Who is the public? What is their good?

Well, if you're involved in contemporary education - and all education since the 1900s - all of that is determined by John Dewey's vision. And his vision was nasty indeed.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (DU+/6)

107 Did anyone mention Doc Johnson?

It's like I don't even know you people!

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (mD/uy)

108 Science has established that dipping your stick into any female, crazy or not, is a healthy act. Science is also working on a technique that turns the female into a pizza afterwards.

Posted by: observer at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (lqDXh)

109 >That might explain the big change in my one nephew (after six years)
Posted by: t-bird at January 17, 2022 11:21 AM (AytXr)

K-town has been lefty for a long time. Was particularly obnoxious when I was there in the mid 80's. The School of Visual Arts was the big draw. Most of the faculty were a bunch of commies. They despised me.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:24 AM (gryET)

110 I don't often look at the NYT's cover these days, but noticed the headline yesterday over the fold about the "miraculous sprint to get the Covid vaccine."

It wasn't "miraculous" unless the NYT is now saying that Trump has divine powers.

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (i0slg)

111 The school I went to the Political Sci department was quasi fascist and affiliated with all sort of spookhouses like the "Foreign Policy Research Institute".

The History department was straight-up Marxist-Leninist. So that was fun.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (EZebt)

112 Sp 900,000+ fewer students is a 5% decrease. Somewhere just under 20 million total college students.

I wouldn't have guessed there were that many total people between the ages of 18 and 37.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (m45I2)

113
Not sure what you mean...but she grew up an army brat, can shoot as well as I can, and starts home schooling next month.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (axyOa)



It started with the initial comment:

Thought experiment: Even if we did close down all of the useless degree programs (e.g. Studies), how many baristas do we really need?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

114 33 College was always expensive, but when the government took over the loans, everything changed, and not for the better.

It's kind of the Federal Reserve model- loan students absolutely as much as they want and put the American people on the hook for it.

Two words: Cloward Piven

Posted by: Garth Stonehocker at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (gWAUD)

115 France's parliament has voted to ban untervaxxinated from restaurants, movie theatres, and other venues.

Meanwhile, Canadian truckers are gonna run a convoy, good buddy, against mandated vaxxing.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:26 AM (UHVv4)

116 "62 "College was always expensive"

My freshman year tuition at U of Ill was $600. That was way back when we were still on the gold standard. The earth's crust had not yet cooled completely into a solid.

Posted by: Double-Charm Tetra-gp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (qpX6U) "


This ! Exactly right. textbooks maybe another 100.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 17, 2022 11:26 AM (9CuDT)

117 It started with the initial comment:

Thought experiment: Even if we did close down all of the useless degree programs (e.g. Studies), how many baristas do we really need?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)
***

ahh...gotcha.
Coffee hasn't kicked in yet.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:26 AM (axyOa)

118 and your Social Security #, all 9 digits, was your student ID #

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 17, 2022 11:27 AM (9CuDT)

119
ahh...gotcha.
Coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:26 AM (axyOa)



This is a valid excuse.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:27 AM (Zz0t1)

120 Colleges have become a place where you pays your money and you gets a "credential", regardless of your actual abilities. Grading is a joke. Try giving a minority student a bad grade, even a C, for not showing up at half of the classes.
You will catch hell from the higher ups.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:28 AM (jTmQV)

121 Honestly, My oldest is taking classes at the Community College with an Apprenticeship program. There are days that he hates it and days he enjoys it, so like any other job. I wish he had more of a choice in his elective classes. (He had to take a truly woke class last semester). But he is doing well. That said he had already told me he plans on joining the army on Graduation.

Posted by: Picric at January 17, 2022 11:28 AM (Nzpac)

122 I still don't understand how Haaahvaaahd can charge people gazillions of dollars to attend, and then be discriminatory in who it allows in.

My nephew is a good kid. Not too bright, but he's a good kid. Parents don't have a lot of money. Seems to me the powers that be have made a judgement on who gets to be part of the elites, and who doesn't, right off the bat.

Given that he could do Haaahvaaad from his parents' basement, in his underwear, rather than shoot on up to Massofpooshits, or wherever the vacant campus is, I don't see why they won't let him in.

For free.

Free Ivy League Edge a cashion for all!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 11:28 AM (4GFH7)

123 Buck you need a Monkey title
Posted by: Skip's Phone

Buck Dolenz ?

Posted by: JT at January 17, 2022 11:29 AM (arJlL)

124 and your Social Security #, all 9 digits, was your student ID #
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Which they posted on the professor's door when posting grades.

Someone please point out to me where 'progressives' have initiated any progress.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:29 AM (mD/uy)

125 Colleges have become a place where you pays your money and you gets a "credential", regardless of your actual abilities. Grading is a joke. Try giving a minority student a bad grade, even a C, for not showing up at half of the classes.
You will catch hell from the higher ups.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:28 AM (jTmQV)



Go to school in California. They've removed failure. Everyone gets a degree! YOU get a degree and YOU get a degree and YOU get a degree!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:29 AM (Zz0t1)

126 Is that censor letter still going around?

Posted by: Dr. McGuillicuddy at January 17, 2022 11:29 AM (Ti+Tv)

127 Omicron may have peaked in Houston. Texas Medical Center stats for week of Jan 10 have all turned downward.

https://tinyurl.com/2p92b988

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (4I/2K)

128 Neighbor told hubby that a local plumber is looking for apprentices. $30/hr for the first few months. Graduate and you are licensed can go on your own $50/hr.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (2NHgQ)

129 Sp 900,000+ fewer students is a 5% decrease. Somewhere just under 20 million total college students.

I wouldn't have guessed there were that many total people between the ages of 18 and 37.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:25 AM (m45I2)


I went to college when I was 44.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (Ez6QX)

130 Science is also working on a technique that turns the female into a pizza afterwards.
Posted by: observer

Take a walk on the wild side!

Posted by: Calzone Fucker at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (YMZVN)

131 Tangentially related re COVID's impact: My son is a CPA. He tells me that he and his colleagues are referring to the spring tax season this year as Dumpster Fire v.2.0.

He saw a report that the IRS only answered something like 2% of incoming phone calls last year.

Plan accordingly.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (m45I2)

132 Someone please point out to me where 'progressives' have initiated any progress.
Posted by: Tonypete

A watched toilet never flushes !

Posted by: JT at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (arJlL)

133 Yes, but will they cut the number of administrators to reflect the new, combinded college? Somehow, I doubt it.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (mdjgu)

They'll have to hire more admins, and more consultants of the "M&A" type to handle the consolidation.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (qyH+l)

134 Leftist indoctrination is a virus. So there's that.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (eGTCV)

135 Meanwhile, Canadian truckers are gonna run a convoy, good buddy, against mandated vaxxing.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:26 AM (UHVv4)

They all ought to bring sea cans filled with trash, to Parliament Hill, and wall the sucker in with sea cans. And unemployed oilfield welders could weld all the sea cans together.

A veritable iron curtain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (P3gRi)

136 Also slightly on topic newly inaugurated VA governor Youngkin issued an executive order ending mask mandates in our public schools, stating that parents should be making this choice not schools.

Two large liberal districts have already responded that they are going to have to evaluate the executive order rather than follow it. Youngkin said well he might have to use "state resources " to enforce it. Which of course means he is Hitler.

Libs are cheering the districts that are defying the law rather than calling them destroyers of democracy.

Posted by: blaster at January 17, 2022 11:31 AM (mbFEM)

137 Science is also working on a technique that turns the female into a pizza afterwards.
Posted by: observer


dude!

Posted by: Guy who sells you weed at January 17, 2022 11:31 AM (Ti+Tv)

138 Tangentially related re COVID's impact: My son is a CPA. He tells me that he and his colleagues are referring to the spring tax season this year as Dumpster Fire v.2.0.

He saw a report that the IRS only answered something like 2% of incoming phone calls last year.

Plan accordingly.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:30 AM (m45I2)



The IRS still hasn't processed my 2020 taxes according to their website.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:31 AM (Zz0t1)

139 The great thing about Hillsdale is that if this daughter comes in with a bunch of socialist ideas Hillsdale will not shut her down or cancel her. Instead she will be expected to logically defend her views with facts and not emotional drivel. She will be taught how to evaluate her views via real history and accurate portrayal of events and then be able to articulate her views with thought and understanding. We have met many Hillsdale students and they are impressive.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 17, 2022 11:31 AM (GFSAu)

140 >>>270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored

>I'm all in on a strong rebuke.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (6liew)

141 I went to college when I was 44.
Posted by: Jordan61

Umpossible! I figured you at 29 when I met you.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (mD/uy)

142 I went to college when I was 44.
Posted by: Jordan61

So, you're not really 29 !

Posted by: JT at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (arJlL)

143 Pfizer CEO tells French TV station that the Coof will continue to circulate for many years to come.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (UHVv4)

144 My freshman year tuition at U of Ill was $600. That was way back when we were still on the gold standard. The earth's crust had not yet cooled completely into a solid.
Posted by: Double-Charm Tetra-gp at January 17, 2022 11:15 AM (qpX6U)
++++
Let's assume 1970. I don't know if it was 1970, but it should be close enough for government work.

In 1970, median family income in the US (Census) was $9,870. Your $600 tuition was 6.1% of national median family income.

In 2020, University of Illinois tuition was $15,150 in-state, $32,600 out-of-state. National median family income (Census) was $67,521. The in-state tuition was 22.5% of national median and out-of-state was 48%.

Assuming you were an IL resident and got in-state tuition, and that 1970 is close enough to the mark, the University of Illinois in-state tuition is now 3.7x more expensive on a national median income basis.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (DU+/6)

145 Pfizer CEO tells French TV station that the Coof will continue to circulate for many years to come.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (UHVv4)



Because it's like the flu. And the fact they're admitting that means the vaxx is utter bullshit and they know it.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (Zz0t1)

146 lol, Tonypete, just so !
no names, to preserve privacy.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (9CuDT) at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (9CuDT)

147 Tangentially related re COVID's impact: My son is a CPA. He tells me that he and his colleagues are referring to the spring tax season this year as Dumpster Fire v.2.0.

That name was already slated for the free government COVID testing website.

Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (Ti+Tv)

148 Granddaughter, almost 20, spent most of her first three college semesters on-line.

Her thoughts were that she could be "miserable and bored" at home for far less money. As this involved living in her father's home office, it was kind of miserable...

She is now at UT ( I know, but better than U of Az). We will see how this works out. Neither of her parents finished college, so it's important to them that the kids go.

Posted by: sal at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (bJKUl)

149 Good for the Canadian truckers. I can easily see this vax mandate for border crossings just resulting in truck companies changing up schedules with employees that chose to vaccinate being assigned short hops back and forth and loads handed off to the purebloods. It is both the blessing and curse of smallish business ingenuity.

Because they find workarounds for stupid government red tape the population doesn't learn the hard lesson to demand the pols cut red tape instead of wrapping more and more around the economy.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (3cGpq)

150 >>I still don't understand how Haaahvaaahd can charge people gazillions of dollars to attend, and then be discriminatory in who it allows in.


Harvard doesn't really charge kids all that much to attend. They advertise high costs but the reality is most don't pay anywhere near the full bill.

My niece went to Harvard and ended up paying less than her brother who went to UMass.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (ZLI7S)

151 This is the best silver lining to dark clouds of tyranny. The more they squeeze hard to stay in power the more that slip through their fingers. Eventually they are squeezing hard on nothing.

The story of tyrants everywhere.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (0OmEj)

152 France's parliament has voted to ban untervaxxinated from restaurants, movie theatres, and other venues.



When in the Course of human events....

Posted by: Some smart old dead white guys at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (ESjRY)

153 140 >>>270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored
---
>I'm all in on a strong rebuke.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (6liew)

270 doctors have a problem with him opening a comedy club? Or is it his MMA fighting style?

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (4GFH7)

154 > Because it's like the flu. And the fact they're admitting that means the vaxx is utter bullshit and they know it.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:33 AM (Zz0t1)

We like to think of it as a profit center.

Posted by: Pfizer CFO at January 17, 2022 11:34 AM (gryET)

155 Meanwhile, Canadian truckers are gonna run a convoy, good buddy, against mandated vaxxing.
Posted by: andycanuck


One of the biggest trucking companies in north America is going to close their operations in Canada over this crap. Three or four hubs will be shut down and relocated to the US.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 17, 2022 11:34 AM (Vxu+H)

156 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Posted by: SMOD at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

157 That drop is mainly due to men. We are turning into a society where men are not going to college while women are. I cant possibly see any serous societal problems with that. Right?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (mwb23)

158 156 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID
Posted by: SMOD at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (RHGPo)

but still negative for courage and integrity.

Posted by: Roy at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (Ti+Tv)

159 DIE MILLEY!!!
and I mean that.

Posted by: observer at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (lqDXh)

160 My life is a mess now, so I'll sign up

Posted by: Doctor Zhivago at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (gWAUD)

161 156

Oh dear. He will have sniffles for 2 days.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (mwb23)

162 In my area the typical "college student" is a Guatemalan 19 year old house cleaner taking a couple criminal justice courses at night in the local community college.

Is she included in these statistics?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (h36FC)

163 Meanwhile, Canadian truckers are gonna run a convoy, good buddy, against mandated vaxxing.
Posted by: andycanuck

And we crashed the gate
Doing 98
Let them truckers roll
10-4

Posted by: Count CW McCall at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (4I/2K)

164 I'm going to post this link again. It's street art in Washington D.C. done in the old Soviet propaganda style. It's very well done and has already been taken down by leftists.

Goes to Twatter. Scroll to the right to see all 4 panels.

https://tinyurl.com/324nfy7t

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (BFigT)

165
One of the biggest trucking companies in north America is going to close their operations in Canada over this crap. Three or four hubs will be shut down and relocated to the US.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 17, 2022 11:34 AM (Vxu+H)



Good.

Reap it, bishes......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (Zz0t1)

166 I went to college when I was 44.
Posted by: Jordan61

*****

And I would wager you had a clear idea of your planned course of study and degree requirements.

I was merely making a lame joke (who, me?) about kids who approach college as 13th through 16th grade of high school and fritter away 8-10 years getting a 4-year degree.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (m45I2)

167 That drop is mainly due to men. We are turning into a society where men are not going to college while women are. I cant possibly see any serous societal problems with that. Right?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (mwb23)
++++
Nope, not a one. It will have no important consequences and will not have any effect whatsoever on mating and marriage or achievement. This will be a cost-free development in terms of consequences and will underscore the success of retooling all public education to emphasize female academic achievement as the primary goal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (DU+/6)

168 157 That drop is mainly due to men. We are turning into a society where men are not going to college while women are. I cant possibly see any serous societal problems with that. Right?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (mwb23)

Right. Until they grow neckbeards and start packing AKs, that is.

Posted by: kraken at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (6Je/Q)

169 "College was always expensive"

**

It was, but it was an attainable expensive. We've discussed it here before. Up until 1990 or so people could work full time in the summer and part time in the school year and have no debt while attending a state school.

That changed at almost the exact same time everyone in academia strangely decided that every student was college material and everyone should take out loans to attend college. It was all on purpose to support an educational industry, and had little to nothing to do with the kids.

IIRC Hogmartin mentioned an actual research paper out of Michigan that has all the details on the financial aspect of the shift.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (hjymu)

170 Federal Health Canada approves the Pfizer C-19 antiviral pill -- the one that works the same way as Ivermectin.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (UHVv4)

171 270 doctors signed the letter.

Only 100 were MDs.

Most of those were academics not actual practicing physicians.

Posted by: blaster at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (mbFEM)

172 Add me in too
Doc Holiday

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (FOfta)

173 That drop is mainly due to men. We are turning into a society where men are not going to college while women are. I cant possibly see any serous societal problems with that. Right?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:35 AM (mwb23)

None at all.

Posted by: The Male University Student With A Golden Penis at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (4I/2K)

174 Keep otherizing the unvaccinated. Like truckers, who have some very difficult jobs, long hours, away from home for days, weeks. Long waits at ports. Regulated like crazy.

They will stay home.
Then you will have the mother of all supply chain problems.

Look around your house. How many things do you own that didn't come on a truck?

Not many.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

175
Goes to Twatter. Scroll to the right to see all 4 panels.

https://tinyurl.com/324nfy7t
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (BFigT)



That's brilliant.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (Zz0t1)

176 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID


**

Thank goodness he got the test or else he might not have known.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (hjymu)

177 What white boy wants to go to a school full of angry racist women?

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (h36FC)

178 171 270 doctors signed the letter.

Only 100 were MDs.

Most of those were academics not actual practicing physicians.

Posted by: blaster at January 17, 2022 11:37 AM (mbFEM)


Was DOCTOR Jill one of the signatories?

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (AMIL/)

179 Antonio Horta-Osorio, chairman of Credit Suisse, is forced to resign after leaving a 10-day COVID quarantine early, to go to the Iberian peninsula from Switzerland.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (mdjgu)

180 Most of those were academics not actual practicing physicians.

**

But were they wearing those white coats?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (hjymu)

181 >Goes to Twatter. Scroll to the right to see all 4 panels.

https://tinyurl.com/324nfy7t
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (BFigT)

Really well done! Sabo perhaps?

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (gryET)

182 College does not equal intelligent.

Posted by: kraken at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (6Je/Q)

183 Does Senile Joe have any recommendations for his fellow truckers?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (eGTCV)

184 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)

185 Does Senile Joe have any recommendations for his fellow truckers?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (eGTCV)



Get vaccinated, duh.....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (Zz0t1)

186 Thank goodness he got the test or else he might not have known.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (hjymu)

At least he will never get brain cramps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (P3gRi)

187 And we crashed the gate
Doing 98
Let them truckers roll
10-4
---------------------------
Right turn, Clyde!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (UHVv4)

188 Science is also working on a technique that turns the female into a pizza afterwards.
Posted by: observer


dude!
Posted by: Guy who sells you weed at January 17, 2022 11:31 AM (Ti+Tv)


Ahhh...someone else who brings their own mushrooms into the pizza place.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (axyOa)

189 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)



I'm going to need to go to confession for the thoughts I just had......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (Zz0t1)

190 Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)

Age.
Weight.
?????

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (Q9lwr)

191 184 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)

Look at him. He looks like a schnitzel.

Posted by: kraken at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (6Je/Q)

192 In my area the typical "college student" is a Guatemalan 19 year old house cleaner taking a couple criminal justice courses at night in the local community college.

Is she included in these statistics?
Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 17, 2022 11:36 AM (h36FC)
++++
I suspect she is. Based on the information provided, it implies that 47% of the 15-25 population is enrolled in college. This is higher than any value I can find from the federal DOE (and the age ranges don't match Census rollups, of course), but it is closest to the DOE top-line figure of ~41% of the 18-24 population being in some kind of higher education, be it 2-year schools or 4-year schools. So in order to get to the total student body population implied by the decline (18.4 million persons), it will have to include the enrollment outside of traditional 4-year residential colleges and universities.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (DU+/6)

193 Really well done! Sabo perhaps?
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (gryET)


Sabotage denies.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (6RgRK)

194 College does not equal intelligent.
Posted by: kraken at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (6Je/Q)


THIS.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (Ez6QX)

195 Is Canada mandating vaccines for all trucking? Not just crossing the U.S. border? Sorry but I'm not even keeping up on what the U.S. situation is.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (3cGpq)

196 193 Sabo (maybe short for sabotage?)

AutoCucumber strikes again!

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (6RgRK)

197 Its times like this I wish I had kids just so I can tell them "nah bro, no leftist shithole college for you".

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (VwHCD)

198 Age.
Weight.
?????
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (Q9lwr)


Diabeetus?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)

199 I feel qualified to chime in here.

Posted by: Dr. Hook at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (yQpMk)

200 " College does not equal intelligent."

In a lot of cases it's a net negative.
You come out dumber than you went in, and poorer, and literally immune from ordinary logic.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (jTmQV)

201 Antonio Horta-Osorio, chairman of Credit Suisse, is forced to resign after leaving a 10-day COVID quarantine early, to go to the Iberian peninsula from Switzerland.
--------------------------------
WHY YOU
NO
TUNNEL?

Posted by: the horta at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (UHVv4)

202 179 Antonio Horta-Osorio, chairman of Credit Suisse, is forced to resign after leaving a 10-day COVID quarantine early, to go to the Iberian peninsula from Switzerland.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (mdjgu)

#insearchofspock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (BgMrQ)

203
Diabeetus?
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (Ez6QX)



Dance wiff da one who brung ya.

Posted by: Zombie Wilford Brimley at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (Zz0t1)

204 195. Yes. Jan. 22, all essential workers from the US including truckers must be vaccinated to cross the border.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (GFSAu)

205 gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM


I have been saying this since the covidiocy started. Fuck with the truckers and the bigger trucking companies will shut this shit down pronto.
You don't want our unvaxxed truckers in your state/country?
No problem! Enjoy eating grass in the dark and cold bitch!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (Vxu+H)

206 it will have to include the enrollment outside of traditional 4-year residential colleges and universities.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (DU+/6)

I wonder whether they are counting high school students enrolled in AP classes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (Q9lwr)

207 PaleRider, here's an article:

https://lynnwoodtimes.com/2022/01/12/
vaccine-mandate-for-truckers/

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (6RgRK)

208 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (BFigT)


I'm going to need to go to confession for the thoughts I just had......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:40 AM (Zz0t1)

To brag, right? lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (VwHCD)

209 196 193 Sabo (maybe short for sabotage?)

AutoCucumber strikes again!
Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (6RgRK)

Sabo is a street artist based in LA. Did a lot of pro-Trump guerrilla style art in LA and NYC.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (gryET)

210 I feel qualified to chime in here.
Posted by: Dr. Hook at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (yQpMk)

You got that rockin' pneumonia? Or the boogie-woogie flu?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (P3gRi)

211 Yes. Jan. 22, all essential workers from the US including truckers must be vaccinated to cross the border.
Posted by: Jen the original at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (GFSAu)



Guess it's good I've been to the Hockey Hall of Fame already. I'll never be going back to Canada, it seems.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (Zz0t1)

212 $75K/year scholarship. How do you spend $75,000 a year for college in the first place?

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (vN+oL)

213 Sabo is a street artist based in LA. Did a lot of pro-Trump guerrilla style art in LA and NYC.
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (gryET)

Was an alright third baseman for the Reds for a while too.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (4GFH7)

214 Charles McGee, a Tuskegee airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died at 102.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)

215
To brag, right? lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (VwHCD)



Heh. Maybe......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (Zz0t1)

216 I wonder whether they are counting high school students enrolled in AP classes.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (Q9lwr)


Oh, interesting. There are some high school programs where the kids can graduate with an associates degree, right?

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

217 In all seriousness, I can't believe they let Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley be unvaccinated.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (hjymu)

218 Sabo is a street artist based in LA. Did a lot of pro-Trump guerrilla style art in LA and NYC.
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (gryET)


The AutoCucumber switch got me to wondering if his nickname of Sabo is short for sabotage.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (6RgRK)

219 At the beginning of 2021, 49 percent of the country identified as Democrats, while 40 percent said they were Republicans. At the end of 2021, 47 percent said they were Republicans, and only 42 percent said Democrat. That's a 14 point shift towards the GOP.
Posted by: SMOD at January 17, 2022 11:23 AM (wyL+Z)


At some point, unless you're...well...stupid. Or completely brainwashed. You've got to recognize when you're being lied to or gaslit.
And then do something about it.

It's interesting that LibMom let her kid go to Hillsdale, which wouldn't have been thinkable pre-COVID. And libKid(?) is going to be exposed to logic and people and ideas, she wouldn't have thought she'd ever do pre-COVID.
Yes, the Left/Our Betters/ Democrats/ Communists/
China/ US China Lackeys won a great victory with COVIDmania. Only that victory was completely based on lies and arm-twisting.
Now, the lies are being exposed and the arm-twisting resented.

Interesting that their Greatest Victory Evah may lead to their complete and humiliating defeat.
History is a funny old thing, ain't it?

Posted by: naturalfake at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (5NkmN)

220 Aren't all the top military staff on the chunky side?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:47 AM (eGTCV)

221 $75K/year scholarship. How do you spend $75,000 a year for college in the first place?
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (vN+oL)


And you still have to buy and sneak in your own beer.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:47 AM (axyOa)

222 I wonder whether they are counting high school students enrolled in AP classes.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:43 AM (Q9lwr)
++++
They shouldn't. That's still secondary education, not post-secondary (albeit high-achievement secondary). But then, the numbers involved in the "declined by 5.1 percent across the board, with 937,500 fewer students enrolled at American colleges and universities" assessment are so huge that it makes me raise an eyebrow since according to the federal DOE, total enrollment in 2019 was 16.6 million students, not the 18.4 million implied by the movement quoted.

They found two million more students somewhere, but I have no clue where they found them or how they defined them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:47 AM (DU+/6)

223 >The AutoCucumber switch got me to wondering if his nickname of Sabo is short for sabotage.
Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (6RgRK)

According to the Wik: His name derives from sabot, a weapon most commonly used in firearm or cannon ammunition

The more you know...

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (gryET)

224 >>>College does not equal intelligent.
Posted by: kraken at January 17, 2022 11:39 AM (6Je/Q)

THIS.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:41 AM (Ez6QX)

======

And all this time I thought my nic kept me anonymous! ;-)

My dad and my HS principal thought I was college material. I'd argue the 7 1/2 years spent getting an Ed. degree (that i no longer use) proved them wrong.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (CGPKL)

225 I wonder if anything could force university administrators to back off the extreme communism bandwagon.
I doubt it, but I wonder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (eGTCV)

226 210 I feel qualified to chime in here.
Posted by: Dr. Hook at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (yQpMk)

You got that rockin' pneumonia? Or the boogie-woogie flu?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (P3gRi)


No, his problem is that Sylvia's mother does not like him. (deep, obscure trivia)

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (AMIL/)

227 217 In all seriousness, I can't believe they let Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley be unvaccinated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (hjymu)

Forgot your sarc tag. He's prolly had 6 shots.

Posted by: observer at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (lqDXh)

228 In all seriousness, I can't believe they let Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley be unvaccinated.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (hjymu)

And I would assume he wears a mask at all times, even when his tranny hooker has him tied to a horse trailer, and his whipping him with the entrails of Afghani loyalists.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (4GFH7)

229 212 $75K/year scholarship. How do you spend $75,000 a year for college in the first place?
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (vN+oL


That always puzzled me. The state pays the school to operate and also pays students to go there. Then the instructors get paid $17 per hour to do what is supposed to be the primary service offered by the school, which is to teach.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:49 AM (6RgRK)

230 Charles McGee, a Tuskegee airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died at 102.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)

A good friend of mine was a friend of his.
A real gentleman and an excellent officer.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:49 AM (axyOa)

231 According to the Wik: His name derives from sabot, a weapon most commonly used in firearm or cannon ammunition

Which comes from the French for "shoe." Which is the same root as sabotage.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 17, 2022 11:50 AM (nfrXX)

232 My DD is enjoying her at home in state college experience. We are making it worth our practically full tuition money, which living at home and being in state isn't bad...and she avoids ALL testing and almost all Covid requirements as offsite, so that's been a total blessing.

I will say, I mentioned last week my DD getting 3 interviews for summer camp counselor jobs from 3 resumes. Part of the reason they were so fast was she put 2 university music instructors she's had (her choir leader and her private tutor) on as her recommendations...and one responded so fast, that my daughter hadn't finished all the click thrus on the online app.

So, I'm even happier that this U is still interested in "helping employ their students" b/c that's why my kids go to college. If they were handy or tech savvy, we'd probably skip, but mine aren't...for us, it's transactional, not life-finding...

Posted by: Nova local at January 17, 2022 11:50 AM (exHjb)

233 Charles McGee, a Tuskegee airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died at 102.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)



Godspeed, sir. Thank you for your service.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:50 AM (Zz0t1)

234 >>>No, his problem is that Sylvia's mother does not like him. (deep, obscure trivia)
Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (AMIL/)

======

Thank goodness for the "Look Up" feature on phones. Otherwise 90% of the references made here would go right over my head/

Posted by: Turn Two at January 17, 2022 11:50 AM (CGPKL)

235 On January 23rd, they [Canadian truckers] will begin a "slow roll", from as many border points as possible, to slow down major road transportation routes across the Country. Truckers, and all others, are invited to join the convoy, to send a message to the Government, that forced vaccinations will not be tolerated.

[link in my sock]

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:51 AM (UHVv4)

236 $75K/year scholarship. How do you spend $75,000 a year for college in the first place?
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (vN+oL)
++++
Easily. It is not covering tuition, it's covering full freight - tuition, room, board and probably also labs and books. My alma mater - a mid-tier private college that is nothing special outside of their three flagship programs - is up to $65.5k total cost of attendance per year before any student aid is applied.

Go for a bigger and more elite school and $75k is less than the full freight. Take NYU for an example. Pre-aid total cost there is $77.6k.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:51 AM (DU+/6)

237 During my working life (now mostly in the rear view mirror) no employer ever asked to see my degree (and I have one) all they cared about was my ability to do the job.
The minute I could no longer do that, I would be let go, and that was OK with me.
These days, you can screw up your job flatter than hammered feces and not only keep your job, probably get promoted.
Look at any left wing "journalist".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:51 AM (jTmQV)

238 Be nice if the students who actually go to college for an EDUCATION have their concerns addressed.

My immediate family has 2 girls that embody those students. Neither want any more to do with the current shit, but are pretty much trapped.

Figure out a sane solution, and I'll agree with the decline of enrollment as a good thing.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (KATBx)

239 Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

I was assured that The Right People can't get covid, and yet there's him and AOC.

Posted by: Dr. Smith at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (CPe1/)

240 A real gentleman and an excellent officer.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:49 AM (axyOa)

409 missions in three wars.

That is almost incredible...except it isn't. That's just what they did.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (Q9lwr)

241 And all this time I thought my nic kept me anonymous! ;-)

My dad and my HS principal thought I was college material. I'd argue the 7 1/2 years spent getting an Ed. degree (that i no longer use) proved them wrong.
Posted by: Turn Two at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (CGPKL)


As I was reading this I thought for sure you were going to say..."the 7 1/2 years spent in high school..."

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (axyOa)

242 Charles McGee, a Tuskegee airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died at 102.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)

With all these older WWII vets dying, at some point you gotta wonder, are they dying because they're old, or because they've decided they don't want to live in THIS world anymore.

Considering you fought to get rid of fascists, and to see them everywhere in governments, all over the West...

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (4GFH7)

243 During my working life (now mostly in the rear view mirror) no employer ever asked to see my degree (and I have one) all they cared about was my ability to do the job. ...
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:51 AM (jTmQV)
++++
Me neither. And it's a good thing, because I have no clue where it is. My parents probably have it in a drawer somewhere.

I strongly suspect that most people could just lie about their degree status and never be caught.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

244 Citi has given all employees until Jan 31 to get vaxxed or be fired.

I think the ceo desperately needs a tax cut am I right my fellow Republicans?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (mwb23)

245 226 210 I feel qualified to chime in here.
Posted by: Dr. Hook at January 17, 2022 11:42 AM (yQpMk)
You got that rockin' pneumonia? Or the boogie-woogie flu?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (P3gRi)
No, his problem is that Sylvia's mother does not like him. (deep, obscure trivia)
Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (AMIL/)
But he's in love with a beautiful woman.

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (0OP+5)

246 The media's trumpeting that "270 doctors signed a statement demanding Joe Rogan be censored".

Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus


Don't forget me!

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (Bpn47)

247 PS - And my kids' school has been fully in person since she started in Fall 2021...and while we are in the midst of our biggest Covid outbreak here, they reaffirmed full in-person for Spring 2022 last week...elections matter!

Posted by: Nova local at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (exHjb)

248 243
I strongly suspect that most people could just lie about their degree status and never be caught.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

========

Until you get greedy.

"Yes, I graduated with my MBA from Harvard in 2009."
"Amazing! Our CEO was at Harvard at that time! Perhaps you knew him!"
"Oh...shit..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

249 During my working life (now mostly in the rear view mirror) no employer ever asked to see my degree (and I have one) all they cared about was my ability to do the job.
The minute I could no longer do that, I would be let go, and that was OK with me.
These days, you can screw up your job flatter than hammered feces and not only keep your job, probably get promoted.
Look at any left wing "journalist".
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:51 AM (jTmQV)



What?

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Postal Worker at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (Zz0t1)

250 During my working life (now mostly in the rear view mirror) no employer ever asked to see my degree...

I applied for a job some place that wanted my college transcripts from 20+ years ago. Didn't get the job and now I don't even remember what it was.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (nfrXX)

251 >Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

As long as there's no fighting in the war room, I'm in.

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (gryET)

252 244 Citi has given all employees until Jan 31 to get vaxxed or be fired.

I think the ceo desperately needs a tax cut am I right my fellow Republicans?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (mwb23)

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I think the move requires a disparate impact study.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

253 When is that 4 star admiral tranny going to get sick? Transitioning has to be a comorbidity.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (eGTCV)

254 Laughably, I have been hearing from the education establishment that while many kids have learned practically no math, reading, science etc... the past two years they have learned resiliency!


That is pathetic BS on multiple levels and being said with a straight face, not late night comedy.

Posted by: Ripley at January 17, 2022 11:54 AM (MxEKc)

255 Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus

Don't forget me!
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (Bpn47)



Piker.

Posted by: Dr. No at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

256 Citi has given all employees until Jan 31 to get vaxxed or be fired.

I think the ceo desperately needs a tax cut am I right my fellow Republicans?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (mwb23)
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And Citi claims that the workforce is "more than 90% compliant" per CNBC. So how much workforce will they shed? 5%? 9%? Is that US or total global employment?

I dunno. The culling will likely be significant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (DU+/6)

257 234 >>>No, his problem is that Sylvia's mother does not like him. (deep, obscure trivia)
Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (AMIL/)

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Thank goodness for the "Look Up" feature on phones. Otherwise 90% of the references made here would go right over my head/

Posted by: Turn Two at January 17, 2022 11:50 AM (CGPKL)


It is stomp-down amazing how much data is in the brain of someone a bit over 29, along with pathways to recover data from deep, dark, cobweb-fiilled caverns that haven't been pinged for data in decades.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (AMIL/)

258 I strongly suspect that most people could just lie about their degree status and never be caught.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)


When I interviewed for this job the department director literally went through my transcripts and asked me about some of the classes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)

259 Which comes from the French for "shoe." Which is the same root as sabotage.
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From protesting French and Belgian workers throwing their wooden sabot shoes into the early industrial age machinery to bugger up the works.

Like a factory-owner or boss saying, "I've been shoed!!!"

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (UHVv4)

260 There are what 100k doctors in the country? So 270 signed a petition. WOW!!!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (mwb23)

261 Yes, the IRS is a mess. I e-filed in February last year. Was supposed to get a small refund. They've never contacted me and the site continues to say they are processing it. Since they sent me a covid payment for my husband after his death, I suspect I won't get the refund. It would be nice to know what's going on, but I also don't want to be told I need to pay more taxes.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (5HBd1)

262 According to the Wik: His name derives from sabot, a weapon most commonly used in firearm or cannon ammunition

Which comes from the French for "shoe." Which is the same root as sabotage.
Posted by: Oddbob

*****

Which in turn got its name from folks who thought machinery would put them out of a job and threw wooden shoess (sabots) into the machinery to damage it. See also: "clogging up the works"

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (m45I2)

263 According to the Wik: His name derives from sabot, a weapon most commonly used in firearm or cannon ammunition

The more you know...
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (gryET)

"Sabot" was French for a type of wooden shoe. "Sabotage" was literally the act of throwing wooden shoes into machinery to jam it. And, being Fwench, the final "t" is silent, hence "Sabo". Sah-bo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (P3gRi)

264 Degree?
Who needs 'em?

The local burger joint is starting at $16.50 an hour, offers a signing bonus and free college tuition. And you start on the salad bar.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (axyOa)

265 260 There are what 100k doctors in the country? So 270 signed a petition. WOW!!!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (mwb23)

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It wasn't 270. It was like 100. The rest aren't doctors.

And the letter was written by two people without MDs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (LvTSG)

266 Except for a handful of fields, you can get a free college education without even going online.

1.) Go to the liquor store and by a shit-ton of beer.

2.) Turn on your TV to any channel while you drink it, and let the propaganda and hate wash over you in your stupor.

Do this for four straight years and you will be the braindead NPC you always wanted to be.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (4odx6)

267 Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus

Don't forget me!
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (Bpn47)



I'm sure they were all wearing lab coats in the Rose Garden when they signed it, too.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (Zz0t1)

268 When I interviewed for this job the department director literally went through my transcripts and asked me about some of the classes.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)
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That is entirely outside of my experience. In my industry and in my experience, it's just a tick mark. College degree or not. I have never been asked for (or asked for) any evidence that the degree achievement was legitimate.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (DU+/6)

269 235 On January 23rd, they [Canadian truckers] will begin a "slow roll", from as many border points as possible, to slow down major road transportation routes across the Country. Truckers, and all others, are invited to join the convoy, to send a message to the Government, that forced vaccinations will not be tolerated.

Lyric Update:

So we nudged the gate
Doing Zero Point Eight
Let them truckers roll
10-4

Posted by: Count CW McCall at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (4I/2K)

270 Any corporate job these days involves a background check. You cant lie about shit like education degrees anymore.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (mwb23)

271 218 Sabo is a street artist based in LA. Did a lot of pro-Trump guerrilla style art in LA and NYC.
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:44 AM (gryET)

The AutoCucumber switch got me to wondering if his nickname of Sabo is short for sabotage.
Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 17, 2022 11:46 AM (6RgRK)

I think his name is short for 'sabot', but, yes, the same idea.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (mdjgu)

272 On January 23rd, they [Canadian truckers] will begin a "slow roll", from as many border points as possible, to slow down major road transportation routes across the Country. Truckers, and all others, are invited to join the convoy, to send a message to the Government, that forced vaccinations will not be tolerated.

Posted by: andycanuck


This is just brilliant. Less than 2 months ago, BC was hit by a colossal wet front that washed out the rail lines and highways. The city of Vancouver was completely cut off from the rest of Canada. The only access in was through the southern roads into the US. They *really* want to set up a permanent transportation garotte which can be tightened at any time?

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (Bpn47)

273 I strongly suspect that most people could just lie about their degree status and never be caught.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)


I bet Joe has a picture of a woman who would never lie about her degree status.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (axyOa)

274 Do this for four straight years and you will be the braindead NPC you always wanted to be.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (4odx6)
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But you won't have the paper proving it!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (DU+/6)

275 I find it lousy she doesn't identify the college, although I suppose it could be for security reasons.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (7MBHe)

276 I have never been asked about my degree and training in any job after my first in the field.

Nobody seemed to care.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (yQpMk)

277 An online degree from the Khan Academy would be saying something. Online from one of the 4000 colleges in the US...? I'm going to want to see their quality or rigor.

Posted by: t-bird at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (l0Lgi)

278 See also: "clogging up the works"

******

Which is basically a croc.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (m45I2)

279 Any corporate job these days involves a background check. You cant lie about shit like education degrees anymore.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (mwb23)
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Do background checks look at education? I thought they were usually criminal and legal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (DU+/6)

280 Ya'll banned Gab from the handle link? Sad.

Posted by: squid_hunt at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (7MBHe)

281 I could find 270 people to sign a petition demanding Elvis is alive and needs to be found by the CIA.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (mwb23)

282 >"Sabot" was French for a type of wooden shoe. "Sabotage" was literally the act of throwing wooden shoes into machinery to jam it. And, being Fwench, the final "t" is silent, hence "Sabo". Sah-bo.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (P3gRi)

Who needs college when you can get this kind of knowledge dropped on you for free!

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (gryET)

283 >>> 143 Pfizer CEO tells French TV station that the Coof will continue to circulate for many years to come.
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:32 AM (UHVv4)

Have you seen the earnings estimates the analyst have published?! It had *better* keep circulating!

Posted by: Pfizer CEO at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (llON8)

284 Are there any stats regarding covid and biological men who are getting hormone treatments and/or getting their genitalia removed?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (eGTCV)

285 I bet Joe has a picture of a woman who would never lie about her degree status.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (axyOa)



She's Pre-Med.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (yQpMk)

286 This smiling brunette in sportswear only went to college to hang out in the gym, so she finds that "remote learning" is pointless:
https://is.gd/O8CdUw

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (DU+/6)

287 Musical group Sylvia and the Plathers??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (UHVv4)

288
"The purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to know."

That is the line, and it always has been for as long as there has been public school. The problem, as always, is the false choice (as if voters and taxpayers should have no say in public services, education philosophy notwithstanding) and the always enormous problem of determining what "society" means. Who is "society?" Who is the public? What is their good?

Well, if you're involved in contemporary education - and all education since the 1900s - all of that is determined by John Dewey's vision. And his vision was nasty indeed.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11: 24 AM (DU+/6)

The purpose of Dewey's "Common School" was to take the kids of Catholic immigrant and turn them, if not into WASPs, at least into "good" generic American Protestants, whether the parents wanted them to be, or not.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (qyH+l)

289 >>Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley tests positive for COVID

Does he have 3 or more comorbidities? Asking for a friend.


He's FAT. Would not be surprised if he has heart issues or diabetes.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (URNdm)

290 See also: "clogging up the works"

******

Which is basically a croc.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (m45I2)



garrett hardest hit.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (Zz0t1)

291 >>>As I was reading this I thought for sure you were going to say..."the 7 1/2 years spent in high school..."
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:52 AM (axyOa)

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To be honest, two years of juco were pretty much a repeat of jr/sr of HS.

Posted by: Turn Two at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (CGPKL)

292 279

They look at everything. Education, past employment, criminal and in most cases credit checks as well.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (mwb23)

293 Morning, all:

Outstanding video at Gateway Pundit, Boston Police get schooled by one of their own at a Pizzeria. Absolutely amazing job.

https://tinyurl.com/bdhant6p

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 17, 2022 12:00 PM (OssQ4)

294 255 Sign me up
Posted by: Dr. Scholl at January 17, 2022 11:11 AM (Ti+Tv)

Me too.
Posted by: Doc Pomus

Don't forget me!
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (Bpn47)

Piker.
Posted by: Dr. No at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (Zz0t1)

Who wants pizza?

Posted by: Dr. Love at January 17, 2022 12:00 PM (lqDXh)

295 See also: "clogging up the works"

******

Which is basically a croc.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (m45I2)
***

Don't forget us!

Posted by: Riverdance at January 17, 2022 12:00 PM (axyOa)

296 Charles McGee, a Tuskegee airman who flew 409 fighter combat missions over three wars, has died at 102.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 11:45 AM (UHVv4)


Godspeed, General.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (VwHCD)

297 Pfizer CEO tells French TV station that the Coof will continue to circulate for many years to come.

**

Of course it will.

It's a type of cold virus. They've literally conditioned people to be shocked that folks are catching a cold virus, and will continue to catch a cold virus.

All they had to do was re-name it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (hjymu)

298 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:53 AM (DU+/6)

When I interviewed for this job the department director literally went through my transcripts and asked me about some of the classes.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (Ez6QX)

That seems a bit overdone. However, I've never had anyone not check my credentials. Sorta starts with the license though, which means the licensing body has already check the kollej nonsense, so the job folks are much less interested in that.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (4GFH7)

299 University of Michigan president's annual salary: $927K. See Daily Mail.
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The football coach makes 4xs what I make!

Posted by: Bitter Leftist College Prezy at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (9wCCZ)

300 Do background checks look at education? I thought they were usually criminal and legal.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (DU+/6)

SSBI looks at what happened to your placenta after you were born.

Posted by: Fox2! at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (qyH+l)

301 299 University of Michigan president's annual salary: $927K. See Daily Mail.
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The football coach makes 4xs what I make!
Posted by: Bitter Leftist College Prezy at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (9wCCZ)

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Public servants really are sacrificing everything to go into public service, aren't they?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (LvTSG)

302 Sign us up too!

Posted by: doctor, doctor tell me the news at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (UHVv4)

303 The culling will likely be significant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (DU+/6)

And something that the big banks and investment houses do almost every year.

But this time they will be firing their most independent thinkers instead of their lowest-performing employees, and that seems to be a sub-optimal plan.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (Q9lwr)

304 This smiling brunette in sportswear only went to college to hang out in the gym, so she finds that "remote learning" is pointless:
https://is.gd/O8CdUw
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (DU+/6)

Must be pretty warm in there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (P3gRi)

305 Who wants pizza?
Posted by: Dr. Love at January 17, 2022 12:00 PM (lqDXh)

Now, do you mean pizza pizza, or the blood and flesh of small children?

Posted by: DC Elites at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (4GFH7)

306 >>> 174 Keep otherizing the unvaccinated. Like truckers, who have some very difficult jobs, long hours, away from home for days, weeks. Long waits at ports. Regulated like crazy.

They will stay home.
Then you will have the mother of all supply chain problems.

Look around your house. How many things do you own that didn't come on a truck?

Not many.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 17, 2022 11:38 AM (jTmQV)

Maybe Karen McWinemon will finally get a fcking clue about how important "glowball warmening" really is and why the teewee keeps screaming about it.

Yeah right...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (llON8)

307 I wonder if anything could force university administrators to back off the extreme communism bandwagon.
I doubt it, but I wonder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (eGTCV)

Maybe, ma cherie!

Posted by: Mdm Guillotine at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (7bRMQ)

308 It's cold outside, I don't want to go outside.

I feel like a lump.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (yQpMk)

309 I bet Joe has a picture of a woman who would never lie about her degree status.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (axyOa)

She's Pre-Med.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (yQpMk)

286 This smiling brunette in sportswear only went to college to hang out in the gym, so she finds that "remote learning" is pointless:
https://is.gd/O8CdUw
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 11:59 AM (DU+/6)
***

For her I'd turn my head to the left and cough.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (axyOa)

310 That seems a bit overdone.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (4GFH7)


I think he was being a dick. After I got the job and got to know him, and like him, I told him he was a total jerk to me in my interview and I thought he hated me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (Ez6QX)

311 In an era when the education one gets from college can be obtained online for a fraction of the cost (or for free, actually) ...

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Merely watching PragerU videos for free will teach young people more about wisdom, history, critical thinking, etc. than any Ivy League college or university today. ["The only difference between kindergarten and college today is the age of the kinder." -- Adam Carolla IIRC]

Only reason to go to school post-high school is STEM, which is already being corrupted by the Irrationality/Cult of #Wokeness; technical trade schools should be lit AF going forward ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (6Xyqy)

312 307 I wonder if anything could force university administrators to back off the extreme communism bandwagon.
I doubt it, but I wonder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (eGTCV)

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Putting colleges on the financial line for student loan delinquency.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

313 And something that the big banks and investment houses do almost every year.

But this time they will be firing their most independent thinkers instead of their lowest-performing employees, and that seems to be a sub-optimal plan.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 17, 2022 12:02 PM (Q9lwr)
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Yeah, my suspicion is that they are hoping to use a proxy for their annual layoffs that will allow them to virtue-signal instead of being the fat cat bad guys who fire people every year. If that's the case, then they're assuming that those who are opposed to the shots for whatever reason are the same people they don't want because they're dead weight on the organization. That's a pretty serious gamble, and probably wrong.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 17, 2022 12:04 PM (DU+/6)

314 > But this time they will be firing their most independent thinkers instead of their lowest-performing employees, and that seems to be a sub-optimal plan.

Might depend on what "The Plan" (tm) is there Comrade.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 12:05 PM (BFigT)

315 IRS and Prince's estate finally agree on a $156.4-million valuation 5+ years since his death.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at January 17, 2022 12:05 PM (UHVv4)

316 Of course it will.

It's a type of cold virus. They've literally conditioned people to be shocked that folks are catching a cold virus, and will continue to catch a cold virus.

All they had to do was re-name it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - CDC releases COVID study proving masks don't do sh1t, literally not even 2% change at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (hjymu)

And Pfizer gets to Fput all those over the counter ingredients into a special Covid drug, and reap more bazillions from it, for decades to come.

With each subsequent "variant," they can change one ingredient, and repackage the horse medicines that we'll only be able to get with a prescription.

They may not have to kill most of us after all.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:06 PM (4GFH7)

317 "Couer en sabot" is a phrase used in cardiology and radiology describing the silhouette on a chest x-ray of the heart of a person with the congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot. The phrase was originally coined in France (duh) and refers to the upturned tip of the left ventricle resembling a classical sabot with its upturned toe. In American parlance it has morphed into "boot-shaped heart".

It is unusual to see it these days as most tetralogy patients have their defect surgically repaired early in childhood before they develop the classic x-ray shape.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 12:07 PM (m45I2)

318
As Big Academia dies, what will all the holders of higher degrees in discarded or discredited majors do for work?

Comrades! Your glorious future awaits you at the Greater North American Dignity Canal!

No experience necessary! Requisite skills taught as you work!

Avoid the rush! Sign up for your glorious future today!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (pNxlR)

319 I said Brrr!
It's cold in here
There must be some COVID in the atmosphere

Posted by: Kirsten Dunst at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (h5TKJ)

320 Conservative MAGA lover Pete Hegseth is having a 5 part series on Fox Nation called The Miseducation Of America which looks really good. You can sign up for 90 dat free trial with using code: CLASSROOM.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (NpAcC)

321 It is stomp-down amazing how much data is in the brain of someone a bit over 29, along with pathways to recover data from deep, dark, cobweb-fiilled caverns that haven't been pinged for data in decades.

Posted by: Gref at January 17, 2022 11:55 AM (AMIL/)

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Often heard in a basement in Delaware: "Give me a ping, Valerie. One ping only, please."

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (6Xyqy)

322 "They may not have to kill most of us after all.

Posted by: BurtTC "


Killing your customers is not a good business model. However getting them addicted to your product (by fear in this case) is.

Posted by: Ripley at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (MxEKc)

323 Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:01 PM (4GFH7)

I think he was being a dick. After I got the job and got to know him, and like him, I told him he was a total jerk to me in my interview and I thought he hated me.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (Ez6QX)

Good. Some people do seem to get off on being able to bully people during the job selection process.

Perfectly brilliant British term "Little Hitlers" is apt.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:09 PM (4GFH7)

324 Prince didn't kill himself. Oh, not that Prince?

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2022 12:09 PM (0OP+5)

325 Just once I'd like to see a college president expell students for rioting because free speech is allowed on campus.
It will never happen.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 17, 2022 12:09 PM (eGTCV)

326 Comrades! Your glorious future awaits you at the Greater North American Dignity Canal!


Where the Living will envy the Dead, and eat them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 17, 2022 12:09 PM (yQpMk)

327 "They may not have to kill most of us after all.

Posted by: BurtTC "

Killing your customers is not a good business model. However getting them addicted to your product (by fear in this case) is.
Posted by: Ripley at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (MxEKc)

I am reminded from time to time, the Great Reset does not imply there's one uniform set of goals among our elites.

Some of them would like most of us gone, and some of them want to hook us up to the Matrix. Pfizer seems to be of the Matrix type.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:10 PM (4GFH7)

328
Good for the Canadian truckers. I've always been of the opinion that when the shit hits the fan the truckers in this country will flex their muscles. Maybe they already are.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 17, 2022 12:10 PM (dQvv7)

329 OT...
At 1800 hours tonight Pacific time (6:00 PM for you Navy guys) I will raise a brew in salute of my comrades in arms who 31 years ago today, launched Desert Storm.
Y'all join in as you wish.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 12:11 PM (axyOa)

330 Dr Jimmy dont plat that!

Posted by: Roger Daltrey at January 17, 2022 12:11 PM (j2mKL)

331 People who spent thousands for a degree in underwater lesbian basket weaving should complain.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 17, 2022 12:11 PM (eGTCV)

332 And Pfizer gets to Fput all those over the counter ingredients into a special Covid drug, and reap more bazillions from it, for decades to come.

With each subsequent "variant," they can change one ingredient, and repackage the horse medicines that we'll only be able to get with a prescription.

They may not have to kill most of us after all.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:06 PM (4GFH7)

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"Guess who else also profits handsomely?" -- The Corrupt Entities Known as The FDA and Dr. Faucistein, but mostly Dr. Faucistein

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 17, 2022 12:12 PM (6Xyqy)

333 Killing your customers is not a good business model. However getting them addicted to your product (by fear in this case) is.
Posted by: Ripley at January 17, 2022 12:08 PM (MxEKc)


I thought from the beginning that this was a weird, backward way of hooking a clientele. An endless series of injections - this just has a built-in ick factor, conjuring up images of junkies or insulin takers. Why didn't they go for pills, and maybe introduce something pleasant or addictive to keep the populace demanding more? Why NEEDLES of all the naturally repellent things?

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (Bpn47)

334 328
Good for the Canadian truckers. I've always been of the opinion that when the shit hits the fan the truckers in this country will flex their muscles. Maybe they already are.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 17, 2022 12:10 PM (dQvv7)
Remember ubama's civilian security force 'as big as the military'? We compared them to the brownshirts, but maybe they'll be truck drivers. You can train a truck driver in 3 weeks, right?

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (0OP+5)

335 >>> 272
.....
This is just brilliant. Less than 2 months ago, BC was hit by a colossal wet front that washed out the rail lines and highways. The city of Vancouver was completely cut off from the rest of Canada. The only access in was through the southern roads into the US. They *really* want to set up a permanent transportation garotte which can be tightened at any time?
Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 17, 2022 11:57 AM (Bpn47)

Well.... yes.

Posted by: Great Resetters at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (llON8)

336 I went to a top tier college which definitely helped me in my career. One guy who interviewed me went to Princeton. He saw my resume and was like oh you went to X? And the rest of the interview was chatting about stuff that had nothing to do with the job or the company. First job I got out of college was from a guy who went to Cornell and everyone of the noobs who he hired were from top schools as well.

I always say there is a lot of value if you go to a top 50ish college. Even if it costs $75k a year it is good value long term. But if it is Northeast Southern Western State..... probably not worth the money or time.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (mwb23)

337
Comrades! Your glorious future awaits you at the Greater North American Dignity Canal!


Comrades! The Greater North American Dignity Canal welcomes with open arms those who look forward to Klimate Kaos! They know that, the more the sea levels rise, the less they have to dig!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (pNxlR)

338 We're down to Joe Rogan as our leading champion?

I have no problem with the guy, but that's still pitiful.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 17, 2022 12:14 PM (H8QX8)

339 At 1800 hours tonight Pacific time (6:00 PM for you Navy guys) I will raise a brew in salute of my comrades in arms who 31 years ago today, launched Desert Storm.
Y'all join in as you wish.
Posted by: Diogenes


******

And for you Marines, that's when Mickey's little hand is on the 6 and his big hand is on the 12.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 17, 2022 12:15 PM (m45I2)

340 nood utah

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:16 PM (LvTSG)

341 329 OT...
At 1800 hours tonight Pacific time (6:00 PM for you Navy guys) I will raise a brew in salute of my comrades in arms who 31 years ago today, launched Desert Storm.
Y'all join in as you wish.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 17, 2022 12:11 PM (axyOa)
Right there with you.

Posted by: Eromero at January 17, 2022 12:16 PM (0OP+5)

342 $75K/year scholarship. How do you spend $75,000 a year for college in the first place?

Those Diversity Equity and Inclusiveness worker bees have to be paid somehow.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 17, 2022 12:16 PM (FmZS0)

343 How many miles of highway would be covered if elites were stretched on road surfaces in front of the truckers' convoy?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 17, 2022 12:17 PM (eGTCV)

344 >>> 312 307 I wonder if anything could force university administrators to back off the extreme communism bandwagon.
I doubt it, but I wonder.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, getting serious about lurking at January 17, 2022 11:48 AM (eGTCV)

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Putting colleges on the financial line for student loan delinquency.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

They can pay for it out of their multi-billion dollar endowments.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 17, 2022 12:17 PM (llON8)

345 31 years? Damn. I was in HS and still remember watching it live in CNN.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 12:17 PM (mwb23)

346 Nood. Salt Lake City Madness.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 17, 2022 12:17 PM (mdjgu)

347 I was in a bar in Alexandria, VA after work with some friends when CNN cut in... 31 years ago today, at 1800hrs. The base I was working at had sandbagged machine gunners greeting the civilian workforce the next day.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 17, 2022 12:18 PM (BFigT)

348 "Sabot" was French for a type of wooden shoe. "Sabotage" was literally the act of throwing wooden shoes into machinery to jam it. And, being Fwench, the final "t" is silent, hence "Sabo". Sah-bo.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 17, 2022 11:56 AM (P3gRi)

Who needs college when you can get this kind of knowledge dropped on you for free!
Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 17, 2022 11:58 AM (gryET)

Wait, haven't we all watched Star Trek VI?

Posted by: Robert at January 17, 2022 12:18 PM (jvU1d)

349 Salt Lake City Madness is a good name for a punk rock band.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss Delta Variant at January 17, 2022 12:18 PM (mwb23)

350 344 Putting colleges on the financial line for student loan delinquency.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:03 PM (LvTSG)

They can pay for it out of their multi-billion dollar endowments.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 17, 2022 12:17 PM (llON

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Until the endowments dwindled away because students would understand that they could just get an expensive degree from the university, fail to pay any of the payments, and get the university to pay for it all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 17, 2022 12:18 PM (LvTSG)

351 Dan Bongino is well worth hearing today.

https://tinyurl.com/4fbf8nr5

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at January 17, 2022 12:20 PM (ZEHVO)

352 Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:06 PM (4GFH7)

"Guess who else also profits handsomely?" -- The Corrupt Entities Known as The FDA and Dr. Faucistein, but mostly Dr. Faucistein
Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 17, 2022 12:12 PM (6Xyqy)

We are told sometimes, that of course Faulci doesn't profit from his doings, because as a government employee, he's prevented from doing so.

It's funny, cuz in 2022, you still have to remind people, some folks are motivated by things other than cash.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 17, 2022 12:20 PM (4GFH7)

353
Canadian truckers are gonna run a convoy, good buddy, against mandated vaxxing.

Tell that Rubber Duck to take off, eh!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 17, 2022 12:22 PM (63Dwl)

354 73- Sign me up and I'll wave a wand and end this plague.

Posted by: Dr. Bombay at January 17, 2022 12:28 PM (33kEg)

355
People who spent thousands for a degree in underwater lesbian basket weaving should complain.
Posted by: N.L. Urker


That's a tougher row to hoe than you may think.

Getting all those lesbians under water and keeping them there as you weave them into a "rich tapestry of diversity" is far tougher than you can imagine!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2022 12:29 PM (pNxlR)

356
Wait, haven't we all watched Star Trek VI?
Posted by: Robert


My thoughts, exactly. Kim Cattrall spelled it out completely and succinctly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 17, 2022 12:31 PM (pNxlR)

357 I"m in! And wash your hands!

Posted by: Dr. Bonner at January 17, 2022 01:01 PM (33kEg)

358 I"m in! We must protect Paul McCartney!

Posted by: Dr. Roberts at January 17, 2022 01:03 PM (33kEg)

359 As someone who just finished my Masters in Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering, I was really happy to go virtual. All of my grades got better on tests, I wasn't commuting to campus after work, I wasn't paying for parking or dinner, and I had more free time to myself. I didn't have to sit in a classroom where the teacher was reading from completely prepared slides, I got to ignore everyone else, and could multitask while in class, reading the news or whatever on the internet.

My work paid for most of the degree, and after getting it, it further cemented my disdain for electric vehicles. I had just spent the last 4 years of my free time learning exactly why electric vehicles are not the future, and I would talk with every single professor about stuff they wouldn't mention in class.

We are at least 30 years off from widespread acceptance of electric vehicles. And that timer doesn't start until energy density can improve at least 20 to 30 times what it is right now. Then we need the infrastructure to handle all the electric vehicles, and all of the electricity being run in homes and businesses.

Posted by: unclerudy at January 17, 2022 01:45 PM (wxFjS)

360 Daughter went to Purdue. Record incoming class. In person education, commitment to free speech and inquiry. I wonder if there's a connection to the fact that they've grown? It doesn't hurt that they've kept tuition under control, too.

Yeah, she's loving it. Sorority, loves the bible study at her sorority, already a Greek VP as a soph, loving her Stats major, geeking out with other geeks at a STEM-focused university, working her butt off but learning a bunch. I approve.

Posted by: nerdbert at January 17, 2022 10:00 PM (mayVJ)

361 Deep South the Area around the small University south of us is a sea of masks in an area of no masks needed, slowly the masks disappeared because no one could go and those who did could not come outside.

Posted by: obsidian at January 18, 2022 10:39 AM (BqRW1)

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