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Perfect: The GOP Is About to Overrule the Supreme Court and Make Discrimination Against White and Asian People Legal Again Through a Backdoor Deal on Behalf of Their Corporate Donors
Update: Don't Go to Doctor from UCLA Medical School

Congress -- including Republicans, of course -- is gearing up to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that struck down affirmative action in college admissions (and by implication, in hiring in all jobs), in the mode it's most comfortable with: in a sneaky backdoor way with plausible deniability, so that the liberals posing as Republicans can say "we're really fighting affirmative action quotas by re-authorizing them."


More than two-thirds of Americans think the Supreme Court was right to hold Harvard's race-based admissions policy unlawful. But the minority who disagree have no doubt about their own moral authority, and there's every reason to believe that they intend to undo the Court's decision at the earliest opportunity.

Which could be as soon as this year. In fact, undoing the Harvard admissions decision is the least of it. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have embraced a precooked "privacy" bill that will impose race and gender quotas not just on academic admissions but on practically every private and public decision that matters to ordinary Americans. The provision could be adopted without scrutiny in a matter of weeks; that's because it is packaged as part of a bipartisan bill setting federal privacy standards--something that has been out of reach in Washington for decades.

Why would Republicans screw over their voters like this?

For the usual reason -- they're selling us out to please their liberal corporate donors.

And it looks as though the bill breaks the deadlock by giving Republicans some of the federal preemption their business allies want while it gives Democrats and left-wing advocacy groups a provision that will quietly overrule the Supreme Court's Harvard decision and impose identity-based quotas on a wide swath of American life.

This tradeoff first showed up in a 2023 bill that Democratic and Republican members of the House commerce committee approved by an overwhelming 53-2 vote. That bill, however, never won the support of Sen. Cantwell (D-WA), who chairs the Senate commerce committee. This time around, a lightly revised version of the bill has been endorsed by both Sen. Cantwell and her House counterpart, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). The bill has a new name, the American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA), but it retains the earlier bill's core provision, which uses a "disparate impact" test to impose race, gender, and other quotas on practically every institutional decision of importance to Americans.

Disparate impact -- the doctrine that says you're racist even if you've done nothing racist nor ever had a racist thought.

If you hire based on merit, and that results in a "disparate impact" with minorities getting fewer jobs, then hiring based on merit is racist and illegal.

And Republicans are behind this!

I am at my absolute end.


"Disparate impact" has a long and controversial history in employment law; it's controversial because it condemns as discriminatory practices that disproportionately affect racial, ethnic, gender, and other protected groups. Savvy employers soon learn that the easiest way to avoid disparate impact liability is to eliminate the disparity -- that is, to hire a work force that is balanced by race and ethnicity. As the Supreme Court pointed out long ago, this is a recipe for discrimination; disparate impact liability can "leave the employer little choice . . . but to engage in a subjective quota system of employment selection." Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio, 490 U.S. 642, 652-53 (1989), quoting Albemarle Paper Co. v. Moody, 422 U.S. 405, 448 (1975) (Blackmun, J., concurring).

...


Not surprisingly, quota advocates don't want to fight such a war in the light of day. That's presumably why APRA obscures the mechanism by which it imposes quotas.

Here's how it works. APRA's quota provision, section 13 of APRA, says that any entity that "knowingly develops" an algorithm for its business must evaluate that algorithm "to reduce the risk of" harm. And it defines algorithmic "harm" to include causing a "disparate impact" on the basis of "race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability" (plus, weirdly, "political party registration status"). APRA Sec. 13(c)(1)(B)(vi)(IV)&(V).

At bottom, it's as simple as that. If you use an algorithm for any important decision about people--to hire, promote, advertise, or otherwise allocate goods and services--you must ensure that you've reduced the risk of disparate impact.

The closer one looks, however, the worse it gets.

Read the whole thing.

I cannot believe this. And yet, of course it's true.

You know what's going on, right? Liberal corporate donors have gotten used to the racial quota system and their DEI officers are screaming about the possible end to racial quotas. So the big corporations are telling Republicans that they want some legal authority to continue discriminatory practices, now that the Supreme Court has outlawed the practice. They don't want to be sued by all the white and Asian people they're turning away on racial grounds.

So they contact the people who slavishly serve them, and tell them, "Fuck over your own voters again, vote in favor of discriminating against us, so that we don't have to face internal strife from our DEI brigades and we can keep doing business as usual."

And the GOP, of course, doesn't need to have its arm twisted much to fuck over Republican voters. It's what they do. It's all they do.

Meanwhile: College students can't read, partly due to "education reforms" based on the idea that any standards in education cause "disparate impact" on blacks and therefore must be eradicated.


Whom the gods destroy, they first make stupid.

Another seal of the Education Apocalypse is opened.


Many college students don't read very well, their professors say. And they don't think they should have to work very hard. "Some struggle with reading endurance and weak vocabulary," writes Beth McMurtrie in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Others aren't willing to struggle.

Furthermore, "a significant number of those who do the work seem unable to analyze complex or lengthy texts," say professors at colleges ranging from Wellesley to Cal State LA. Students don't seem to "have the context to understand certain arguments or points of view."

In 15 years of teaching, Theresa MacPhail has adapted to the declining number of students willing and able to complete reading assignments. "She began assigning fewer readings, then fewer still," reasoning that less is more, she told McMurtrie. "She would focus on the readings that mattered most and were interesting to them."

MacPhail is an associate professor in science and technology studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, a selective university. But more and more of her students "still weren't doing the reading, and when they were, more and more struggled to understand it." They complained about having to write a research paper. It was too hard.

...

Few students or parents worry about college readiness or academic well-being, surveys show. Grade inflation has persuaded them they're prepared for college work. Look at those A's!

"I have a lot of students who think they've already mastered the art [of writing], and other students who've never been required to really try," says Gutierrez. He blames minimal writing requirements in high school and "good grades for mediocre work" for the decline in literacy. His students think writing 750 words is too much.

The pandemic spread grading reforms, such as "equitable grading practices," that let students turn in work late, retake tests and receive points for assignments they didn't do. "Critics argue that such an approach can backfire, because, if done poorly, it conveys to students that deadlines, homework, and effort don't matter," writes McMurtrie. A Fordham critique argued that the practices "lower academic standards and are likely to do long-term damage to the educational equity their advocates purport to advance."

"Critics say."

Critics say that lowering standards lowers standards. Those crazies!

Update: the wages of DEI is death (for patients).

Andrew Sibarium at Free Beacon.

Long considered one of the best medical schools in the world, the University of California, Los Angeles's David Geffen School of Medicine receives as many as 14,000 applications a year. Of those, it accepted just 173 students in the 2023 admissions cycle, a record-low acceptance rate of 1.3 percent. The median matriculant took difficult science courses in college, earned a 3.8 GPA, and scored in the 88th percentile on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).


Without those stellar stats, some doctors at the school say, students can struggle to keep pace with the demanding curriculum.

So when it came time for the admissions committee to consider one such student in November 2021--a black applicant with grades and test scores far below the UCLA average--some members of the committee felt that this particular candidate, based on the available evidence, was not the best fit for the top-tier medical school, according to two people present for the committee's meeting.

Their reservations were not well-received.

When an admissions officer voiced concern about the candidate, the two people said, the dean of admissions, Jennifer Lucero, exploded in anger.

"Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?" Lucero asked the admissions officer, these people said. The candidate's scores shouldn't matter, she continued, because "we need people like this in the medical school."

Even before the Supreme Court's landmark affirmative action ban last year, public schools in California were barred by state law from considering race in admissions. The outburst from Lucero, who discussed race explicitly despite that ban, unsettled some admissions officers, one of whom reached out to other committee members in the wake of the incident. "We are not consistent in the way we apply the metrics to these applicants," the official wrote in an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. "This is troubling."

"I wondered," the official added, "if this applicant had been [a] white male, or [an] Asian female for that matter, [whether] we would have had that much discussion."

Since Lucero took over medical school admissions in June 2020, several of her colleagues have asked the same question. In interviews with the Free Beacon and complaints to UCLA officials, including investigators in the university's Discrimination Prevention Office, faculty members with firsthand knowledge of the admissions process say it has prioritized diversity over merit, resulting in progressively less qualified classes that are now struggling to succeed.

Race-based admissions have turned UCLA into a "failed medical school," said one former member of the admissions staff. "We want racial diversity so badly, we're willing to cut corners to get it."

You'll never guess what happened next.


Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 01:00 PM




Comments

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1 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at May 23, 2024 01:00 PM (8RNuU)

2 lead

Posted by: Ciampino - One goes with the other ... at May 23, 2024 01:00 PM (qfLjt)

3 The stupid party. Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

And we get stuck voting for these assholes because they are (usually) the lesser evil.

Posted by: Bete at May 23, 2024 01:02 PM (LX4y3)

4 Check your Drs credentials...might've went to UCLA Med.

Posted by: BignJames at May 23, 2024 01:02 PM (AwYPR)

5 Insane

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:02 PM (gNz8y)

6 There is only one party and none of you are in it.

Posted by: Hail Hydra at May 23, 2024 01:03 PM (Q0Pyr)

7 I don't get the motivation of the GOPe in this

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:03 PM (gNz8y)

8 Now do the UCLA medical school, where whistleblowers have noted that half of the medical students can't pass simple tests of medical competence.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:03 PM (uxCna)

9 Republicans and Democrats in Congress have embraced a precooked "privacy" bill that will impose race and gender quotas not just on academic admissions but on practically every private and public decision that matters to ordinary Americans. The provision could be adopted without scrutiny in a matter of weeks; that's because it is packaged as part of a bipartisan bill setting federal privacy standards--something that has been out of reach in Washington for decades.
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Good 'ole "privacy" standards. Good for abortion, good for racial quotas, good for whatever.

But never ever ever ever EVER say the "P" word when it comes to actual privacy from the state or big tech.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:04 PM (d04cU)

10 How many of these professors concerned about student reading ability, etc. also support their students majoring in outside activism?

I mean, you can’t demand the administration allow them to camp out in the quad for weeks and months, then b$tch about students’ academic performance, right?


I know, of course they can, they’re lefties - there are no consequences in lefty La La land, only more demands and victimhood.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2024 01:04 PM (Hkcdp)

11 I'm sure this has been tried in other countries.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:05 PM (fI2Ya)

12 that half of the medical students can't pass simple tests of medical competence.
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Not surprising since about half of them shouldn't have been admitted in The first place.

Posted by: Obviously at May 23, 2024 01:05 PM (Q0Pyr)

13 And Republicans are behind this!

I am at my absolute end.

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That's okay. So is the GOP.

The GOP is finished. They serve no purpose. They're just cashing out as rapidly as possible while they still can.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:05 PM (d04cU)

14 His students think writing 750 words is too much.

I had a history final that was 90 min straight of writing 3 responses. Fuck these kids.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 01:06 PM (IG4Id)

15 don't get the motivation of the GOPe in this
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:03 PM (gNz8y

They're working for the enemy like usual. HOW ARE YOU

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:06 PM (fI2Ya)

16 Off topic
Biden is about to have a presser with the President of Kenya.

Posted by: Ries Gorthanes at May 23, 2024 01:07 PM (nQLtf)

17 Might as well call it the Harrison Bergeron bill.
More metaphorical weights and chains put on those who check one or more of the DEI “privilege “ boxes.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2024 01:07 PM (Hkcdp)

18 Here's how it works. APRA's quota provision, section 13 of APRA, says that any entity that "knowingly develops" an algorithm for its business must evaluate that algorithm "to reduce the risk of" harm. And it defines algorithmic "harm" to include causing a "disparate impact" on the basis of "race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability" (plus, weirdly, "political party registration status").
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That's not weird, that's the payoff to the GOP.

If you're a member in good standing of the Outer Party, then they want to throw you a bone. Note that it isn't political belief, or political position, but party registration. The GOP is looking to shore up the numbers and delay its demise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:07 PM (d04cU)

19 Many college students don't read very well, their professors say.

Is this a center for kids who can't read good?

Posted by: Derek Zoolander at May 23, 2024 01:07 PM (CsUN+)

20 Posted earlier:

White men (and orientals) are expected to do these things without fanfare or celebration. Matter of fact, if white men CAN'T do these things with apparent ease then they're viewed as failures or less-thans. They're white men so they're capable and it's just a given.

While women and blacks are celebrated because...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:08 PM (w67Ex)

21
People who criticize leftard shit - critics
People who criticize America shit - experts

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:09 PM (fI2Ya)

22 I suspect another reason is that nobody quite believes that quotas are on the way out and will stay out (thanks Sandra D.). Therefore, they want to continue racially discriminating so that they can't be sued by minorities.

Posted by: Derek Zoolander at May 23, 2024 01:09 PM (CsUN+)

23 Then again, the civil engineer exam in most states was 8 hours on two days. 750 words is a stretch?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 01:09 PM (IG4Id)

24 ... Liberal corporate donors have gotten used to the racial quota system and their DEI officers are screaming about the possible end to racial quotas. So the big corporations are telling Republicans that they want some legal authority to continue discriminatory practices, now that the Supreme Court has outlawed the practice. They don't want to be sued by all the white and Asian people they're turning away on racial grounds.
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Your last sentence here is more to the point that the first sentence. What they've done is illegal. It was illegal when they did it, and it has just been reaffirmed as illegal. The liabilities are enormous (and, crucially, unbounded) and the finance people and lawyers are panicking at the same time that the komissars running the major enterprises, academies and agencies are fuming with rage.

This *must* be fixed. It's an existential problem for everyone who played (or is playing) these games, which is basically "all the things everywhere." So the GOP will deliver. It always delivers/

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (d04cU)

25
American Privacy Rights Act of 2024

I like how they name bills so you can instantly see what they're destroying.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (RKVpM)

26 Many college students don't read very well, their professors say. And they don't think they should have to work very hard. "Some struggle with reading endurance and weak vocabulary," writes Beth McMurtrie in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Others aren't willing to struggle.
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I'll mention again that Ivy-competitor Morehouse has to teach at B+ high school level so that their students can try to read and eventually understand the material.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (w67Ex)

27 American Privacy Rights Act of 2024

I like how they name bills so you can instantly see what they're destroying.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (RKVpM)

Inflation reduction act

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (NtVYv)

28 The unasked question. How can you have gender quotas for each of the 10 bajillion genders?

Oh I know how, it will work because we live in an asylum.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:11 PM (fI2Ya)

29 The unasked question. How can you have gender quotas for each of the 10 bajillion genders?

-

I still like the part where "non-binary" acknowledges that there are only two.

Shut up, they/them explained.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (w67Ex)

30 HOW ARE YOU
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:06 PM (fI2Ya)

I am better than yesterday
I did have a rough night - low blood sugar and hugh blood pressure
But no dizziness anymore, whether its due to meds or healing on its own. Last neurolo resident who came by said positional vertigo
Btw all the docs here are minorities

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (gNz8y)

31 Not surprising since about half of them shouldn't have been admitted in The first place.

The thing about this is that black doctors will be steered to treat black patients (since white/Asian doctors butcher black patients, according to highly reputable "studies").

Guess who suffers if the black doctors are much less competent than the white/Asian doctors?

America's developing apartheid medical system.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (uxCna)

32 The day after the Roberts Traitor Obamacare 4D chess decision the meme the Left immediately deployed was "law of the land law of the land law of the land".

So that was a lie.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (fI2Ya)

33 And thanks for asking and thanks for prayers!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (gNz8y)

34 Many college students don't read very well, their professors say. And they don't think they should have to work very hard. "Some struggle with reading endurance and weak vocabulary," writes Beth McMurtrie in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Others aren't willing to struggle.
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I grew up in a very literate and very loquacious household. I have a decent vocabulary. When I was in college in the aughts, I was astounded at how few words most of my peers knew. When I entered the workforce it got a little bit better, but not much.

At the time, about 20 years ago now, I was astonished at the poverty of working vocabulary amongst my peers. If it's now being described as "weak," I can't even imagine how few words these people have.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:13 PM (d04cU)

35 Is there anyone who fights for ordinary Americans anymore?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:13 PM (g9W3m)

36 33 And thanks for asking and thanks for prayers!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (gNz8y)

Sounds like you are in good hands

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 01:13 PM (Akjoo)

37 "Republicans and Democrats in Congress have embraced a precooked "privacy" bill that will impose race and gender quotas not just on academic admissions but on practically every private and public decision that matters to ordinary Americans."


I think we already have that in about 90% of the country outside your house. You just aren't allowed to mention it.

Posted by: Ripley at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (JojsZ)

38 Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:12 PM (gNz8y)

Ok hon take it easy and take liquids. Did they give you Zofran I wonder. Stuff has saved me a few times from some Crohns bs.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (fI2Ya)

39 The terrorists might win you guys!
(Not you, we mean those other Republicans, the ones in the red hats. And maybe the... smaller hats)

Posted by: PATRIOT Act at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (gKWVE)

40 "Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?" Lucero asked the admissions officer, these people said. The candidate's scores shouldn't matter, she continued, because "we need people like this in the medical school."
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What does one have to do with other? Is there any evidence that a dearth of black female doctors results in lower-quality medical care for black females?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (d04cU)

41
Politicians are like real estate developers when it comes to names. 'Quail Crossing'? The quail will all be gone when the subdivision completes Phase Four. Homeless.

'Pheasant Grove'? Same problem.

Now, 'Del Boca Vista' Phase Four was the exception to the rule.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (RKVpM)

42 Race-based admissions have turned UCLA into a "failed medical school," said one former member of the admissions staff. "We want racial diversity so badly, we're willing to cut corners to get it."
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It results in failure everywhere.

Failure may not be the goal (I am unsure), but failure is an acceptable price to pay for "fairness."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (d04cU)

43 At the time, about 20 years ago now, I was astonished at the poverty of working vocabulary amongst my peers. If it's now being described as "weak," I can't even imagine how few words these people have.

--

I remember during the Summer of Love when it was accidentally admitted that inner city schools have a 75% illiteracy rate and something like a 90% high school graduation rate.

Wait, what?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (w67Ex)

44 I don’t remember not being able to read.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (v6JzV)

45 I grew up in a very literate and very loquacious household.

It's loquacious, mendacious, and fallacious.

Posted by: Jackie Chiles at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (CsUN+)

46 35 Is there anyone who fights for ordinary Americans anymore?

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:13 PM (g9W3m)

There's that one guy but he has a tendency to say "pussy."

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (KbCG3)

47 Hm. Medicine has never been all it's cracked up to be. Keep yourself healthy by doing common sense healthy things -- common sense diet, exercise, hygiene, moderation of fun vices, etc. Avoid the pill pushers and DEI hacks with MDs.

Posted by: Field Marshal Zhukov at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (wBaIH)

48 Furthermore, "a significant number of those who do the work seem unable to analyze complex or lengthy texts," say professors at colleges ranging from Wellesley to Cal State LA. Students don't seem to "have the context to understand certain arguments or points of view."
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Social media is not conducive to context or long durations.

Education is a sewer of malice and incompetence, but non-school behaviors contribute to this, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (d04cU)

49 If a rule itself is unconstitutional... how would a disparate impact claim make it constitutional?

Posted by: Inogame at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (53oGX)

50 The lady who collects the regular hospital trash came by thus morning. She asked how I was and I said ok and asked how she was.
She said she was blest because of her Lor Jesus Christ.
I asked her to pray with me and after she'd done my room she washed her hands and prayed over me. I was bawling. She kissed my forehead and left.
So, an angel.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (gNz8y)

51 There's that one guy but he has a tendency to say "pussy."

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I just realized why Paul Ryan disliked him so much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (w67Ex)

52 that half of the medical students can't pass simple tests of medical competence.
==
Not surprising since about half of them shouldn't have been admitted in The first place.
Posted by: Obviously

___________

Saw a study that claimed AI is already better than doctors at reaching a correct diagnosis.

It also found that patients perceived AI as showing more empathy than doctors.

I can believe both.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (cVWyh)

53 I am at my absolute end

..

Oh no!

We are super sorry you feel this way.

Anyway...we have to win or the Democrats will destroy the country!

Posted by: Speaker MAGA Mike at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (xfbZ+)

54 I grew up in a very literate and very loquacious household. I have a decent vocabulary. When I was in college in the aughts, I was astounded at how few words most of my peers knew. When I entered the workforce it got a little bit better, but not much.
At the time, about 20 years ago now, I was astonished at the poverty of working vocabulary amongst my peers. If it's now being described as "weak," I can't even imagine how few words these people have.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

You can't be serious. Aren't you a cop? Low class people have NEVER been literate or had a vocabulary. I've read accounts from the 1700s and nobody in that class had a vocabulary past fucking and fighting and drinking.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:17 PM (9yXr+)

55 "Republicans and Democrats in Congress have embraced a precooked "privacy" bill that will impose race and gender quotas not just on academic admissions but on practically every private and public decision that matters to ordinary Americans."


I think we already have that in about 90% of the country outside your house. You just aren't allowed to mention it.


You are correct. We've been living with de facto quotas for at least 50 years.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:17 PM (CsUN+)

56 From the update:

"Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?"

Well, admitting incapable black doctors should fix that right up.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:17 PM (KbCG3)

57 What does one have to do with other? Is there any evidence that a dearth of black female doctors results in lower-quality medical care for black females?

Yep. There are lots of "studies" "proving" this - the DEI bureaucracy keeps cranking them out.

One well-publicized study recently claimed that the infant mortality rate for black infants was much lower when pregnant black women were treated by black doctors than when the pregnant black women were treated by white doctors.

The study was garbage, of course, but it served its political purpose.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (uxCna)

58 40 "Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?" Lucero asked the admissions officer, these people said. The candidate's scores shouldn't matter, she continued, because "we need people like this in the medical school."
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What does one have to do with other? Is there any evidence that a dearth of black female doctors results in lower-quality medical care for black females?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (d04cU)

Furthermore, how is it solved by admitting incapable people?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (KbCG3)

59 That emergency medicine rotation at UCLA isn't looking too good.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (rJ48h)

60 Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:16 PM (gNz8y)

Sweet. She sounds like a real Christian Nationalist.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (fI2Ya)

61 57 One well-publicized study recently claimed that the infant mortality rate for black infants was much lower when pregnant black women were treated by black doctors than when the pregnant black women were treated by white doctors.

The study was garbage, of course, but it served its political purpose.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (uxCna)

========

Calling a study garbage shows your anti-Science biases in favor of outmoded worship of the invisible spaghetti monster in the sky.

Unless the study counteracts something a high school educated Swedish girl says about anything, of course.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (cD1dp)

62 If a rule itself is unconstitutional... how would a dispauota system, and why this latest subterranean attempt to reimpose them has been pushed forward the way it has. When you tell people overtly that you're imposing quotas, they tend not to like it. Hence, holistic admission criteria.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (CsUN+)

63 One well-publicized study recently claimed that the infant mortality rate for black infants was much lower when pregnant black women were treated by black doctors than when the pregnant black women were treated by white doctors.

The study was garbage, of course, but it served its political purpose.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (uxCna)

They forgot to mention that they included white abortion doctors. 😂

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (fI2Ya)

64 28 The unasked question. How can you have gender quotas for each of the 10 bajillion genders?

Oh I know how, it will work because we live in an asylum.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:11 PM (fI2Ya)
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For every White male you have to hire:
one feminine tranny; one masculine tranny,\; one non-binary; one Black lesbian female; one White female (maybe); one Black male fudge-packer ..... there are more ...!

Posted by: Ciampino - One goes with the other .... at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (qfLjt)

65 To yell at Joe Mannix, human beings are not innately literate. Anyone believing such a thing is stupid.
The vast, overwhelming majority of human beings learn only enough sign to get by and that's it.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (9yXr+)

66 "Some struggle with reading endurance and weak vocabulary," writes Beth McMurtrie in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Yes. Orwell was incisive. The most valuable part of "1984" is, in my opinion, the Appendix called "The Principles of Newspeak."

The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought—that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc—should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. ... Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive. Newspeak was designed not to extend but to DIMINISH the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.

The only part Orwell got wrong is that it would result from a grand, centralized Party plan.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:20 PM (d04cU)

67 I remember during the Summer of Love when it was accidentally admitted that inner city schools have a 75% illiteracy rate and something like a 90% high school graduation rate.

Lots of inner-city high schools where fewer than 5% of the students read at grade level.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:20 PM (uxCna)

68 58 What does one have to do with other? Is there any evidence that a dearth of black female doctors results in lower-quality medical care for black females?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:14 PM (d04cU)

Furthermore, how is it solved by admitting incapable people?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:18 PM (KbCG3)

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They aren't incapable. They are poorly served by racist institutions that deny them the ability to succeed by not speaking to them using the idioms that they understand.

They will be the best doctors because they will bring their lived experiences to their practice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:20 PM (cD1dp)

69 Well, #62 certainly didn't go as planned.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:20 PM (CsUN+)

70 Sweet. She sounds like a real Christian Nationalist.
Posted by: ...

Lol

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (gNz8y)

71 It's (R)enfield and (D)racula. You can keep being the bugs in Renfield's dinner if you want. Or not. Suit yourself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (0FoWg)

72
I thought it was strange when the doctor came into my room, took a swig of rum, spit it on the wound, swung a chicken carcass over it and started chanting "Kalunga Jawagi'i".

Posted by: Frank Barone at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (+oR7L)

73 67 I remember during the Summer of Love when it was accidentally admitted that inner city schools have a 75% illiteracy rate and something like a 90% high school graduation rate.

Lots of inner-city high schools where fewer than 5% of the students read at grade level.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:20 PM (uxCna)

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I feel like this came out about New York's system several years before 2020.

It was the Republicans in Albany's fault.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (cD1dp)

74 OT, but this morning I watched half of the Kelly/Maher interview. I gave up because I couldn't stand any more. (I can barely stand Maher at the best of times.)

I just do not see the gloat from the right. She "schools" him? BS. She did raise counter arguments, but unless it happened in the 2nd half, she never went in for the kill. He was always saying "We see it differently" or similar crap. And he was left, as always, smugly convinced he's the one honest rational man.

He is not. He is intellectually dishonest, and not remotely rational. IMO, his current "sanity" is just recognition that there's a market out there. One that Stephen Frye noticed years ago.

No sale here.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (1bNHn)

75 AOC:
that Bronx voters shouldn't support Trump b/c he'll make gasoline more expensive by enabling energy producers to "price gouge"

People can tell who doesn't drive.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (cf/0E)

76 re 35: joe biden, he fights to keep them ordinary

Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (B1FKF)

77 American Privacy Rights Act of 2024
I like how they name bills so you can instantly see what they're destroying.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (RKVpM)

Inflation reduction act
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 23, 2024 01:10 PM (NtVYv)

Infrastructure Law

Build Back Better

As if...

Posted by: Lady Who Always Has a Burning Question at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (JCLJi)

78 OT-_Apparently A )-C is triggered by Alito putting out "An Appeal to Heaven" flag .Let's all put one out and annoy her further.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (XkYcA)

79 Unless the study counteracts something a high school educated Swedish girl says about anything, of course.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:19 PM (cD1dp)

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HOW DARE YOU?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (DRSnL)

80 75 AOC:
that Bronx voters shouldn't support Trump b/c he'll make gasoline more expensive by enabling energy producers to "price gouge"

People can tell who doesn't drive.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (cf/0E)

AOC, champion of affordable fossil fuels.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (KbCG3)

81
The Funeral industry is really excited for the DEI in Medicine reducing mortality rates.

Posted by: Frank Barone at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (+oR7L)

82 I feel like this came out about New York's system several years before 2020.

It was the Republicans in Albany's fault.


It was true in Chicago high schools in the 1970s.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (uxCna)

83
My options for health care 'provider' are a man-hating Nurse Practitioner or a dot not feather Male Doctor who probably looks down on me as a lower class then him.

All I basically need is someone to write me a script when I get Lyme again. After getting it before. And before that.

Those diminutive ticks are tenacious in my neighborhood.

/ trying to up my vocab game with last sentence.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (RKVpM)

84 78- TYpo. Sorry. Meant A O-C.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (XkYcA)

85 It was the Republicans in Albany's fault.


--

I know for a fact that's how Baltimore works.

White people left in 1970, and no one has been able to figure out how to do anything with some of the best situated land in the United States in the 50 years since.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (w67Ex)

86 You can't be serious. Aren't you a cop? Low class people have NEVER been literate or had a vocabulary. I've read accounts from the 1700s and nobody in that class had a vocabulary past fucking and fighting and drinking.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:17 PM (9yXr+)
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Even poor, uncultured, comparatively uneducated people used to have much broader vocabularies. Letters home from the front during the War Between the States were often poetic and complex.

Milieu has a lot to do with it, and the milieu - even in poor areas - used to be a lot more literate. Is literacy inherent? Of course not. If it were, then the written word would not be a seminal achievement in every culture that developed it. But it can be encouraged or discouraged as a matter of course, and it used to be a much deeper undercurrent than it is today.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (d04cU)

87 The Funeral industry is really excited for the DEI in Medicine reducing mortality rates.
Posted by: Frank Barone at May 23, 2024 01:22 PM (+oR7L)


You stab em, we slab em.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (NtVYv)

88 So I may go back to Japan, where some years ago a woman known as a sex symbol divorced her husband from an arranged marriage because, despite her being scorching, smoking, insane hot, didn't bang her enough and according to the divorce proceedings was 'too vanilla'.

Oh, Cutie Honey, I can help you with your problem.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (9yXr+)

89 85 I know for a fact that's how Baltimore works.

White people left in 1970, and no one has been able to figure out how to do anything with some of the best situated land in the United States in the 50 years since.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (w67Ex)

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I think that was the intended point of The Wire.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (cD1dp)

90 Who controls the urban public school systems? Obviously it's the Dems who have controlled the city governments for decades, often closer to a century, and the teacher's unions. The teachers in most of those schools are largely minority.

Yet somehow, it's our fault that the students there can't read and cipher. I'm sure the Joos and Asians are also somehow to blame.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (CsUN+)

91 The admission to ?Harvard? test in the early days included translating one of the gospels from Greek to Latin.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (cf/0E)

92 I thought it was strange when the doctor came into my room, took a swig of rum, spit it on the wound, swung a chicken carcass over it and started chanting "Kalunga Jawagi'i".
Posted by: Frank Barone at May 23, 2024 01:21 PM (+oR7L)
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That's how you know it's working!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (si1C0)

93 86 Even poor, uncultured, comparatively uneducated people used to have much broader vocabularies. Letters home from the front during the War Between the States were often poetic and complex.

Milieu has a lot to do with it, and the milieu - even in poor areas - used to be a lot more literate. Is literacy inherent? Of course not. If it were, then the written word would not be a seminal achievement in every culture that developed it. But it can be encouraged or discouraged as a matter of course, and it used to be a much deeper undercurrent than it is today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (d04cU)

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Alexis de Tocqueville did something of a survey of rural New York when he was doing the research for Democracy in America.

His estimate was that rural New York had a literacy rate of about 95%.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (cD1dp)

94 I cannot believe this.


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Really?

Why?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (KSNKu)

95 Oh man, vmom, get well soon!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (Hkcdp)

96 91 The admission to ?Harvard? test in the early days included translating one of the gospels from Greek to Latin.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:24 PM (cf/0E)

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Well, it was a Divinity School.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (cD1dp)

97
Milieu has a lot to do with it, and the milieu - even in poor areas - used to be a lot more literate. Is literacy inherent? Of course not. If it were, then the written word would not be a seminal achievement in every culture that developed it. But it can be encouraged or discouraged as a matter of course, and it used to be a much deeper undercurrent than it is today.'

I want to hear this while you engage in discourse with some drunk, high dude with a knife.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (9yXr+)

98 White people left in 1970, and no one has been able to figure out how to do anything with some of the best situated land in the United States in the 50 years since.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (w67Ex)

Baltimore chose to become Oakland rather than San Diego.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (rJ48h)

99 End Wokeness @EndWokeness 19h
Biden just confirmed his 200th judge.

27% were black (vs 5% of lawyers)
37% were white (vs 80% of lawyers)
14% were Asian (vs 5.5% of lawyers)
15% were Hispanic (vs 6% of lawyers)

Was this based on merit? Let's find out:

LSAT score average, by race:

Whites: 153
Asians: 153
Latino: 146
Black: 142

But wait. It gets even more interesting.

Among the “elite scorers” (170 or above), 82.5% were white, 15.6% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic, & 0.3% were black.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (ZdexC)

100 Alexis de Tocqueville did something of a survey of rural New York when he was doing the research for Democracy in America.

His estimate was that rural New York had a literacy rate of about 95%.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (cD1dp)

I grew up in rural NY. I can assure you, that number has since come down.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (KbCG3)

101 Vmom,
You were visited by an angel. God was clearly working through that woman. Have faith, you will be ok.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (gdEDO)

102 Isn't Build Back Better just another way of saying Make America Great Again? Of course it is.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (fI2Ya)

103 You stab em, we slab em.
Posted by: Hatari

Sorry, on hiatus

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (gNz8y)

104 What's the federal preemption idea the Republicans want? I know federal preemption is the idea that federal law trumps local. The businesses find it too onerous to comply with all the different state laws, so they are shielded by making the legal argument that federal laws trump local and therefore they're in compliance and the state can kick rocks?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (Odg76)

105 100 I grew up in rural NY. I can assure you, that number has since come down.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (KbCG3)

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Ah, so you are younger than vic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (cD1dp)

106 Okay, we're past 100 so I am going to say:

I watched one episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and it wasn't horrible. They're clearly pushing the diversity crap like everyone else, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:26 PM (w67Ex)

107 And why am I always next to the guy with the boiled egg farts?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 01:27 PM (gdEDO)

108 nurse, I agree
I am blessed

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 23, 2024 01:27 PM (gNz8y)

109 I want to hear this while you engage in discourse with some drunk, high dude with a knife.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (9yXr+)
++++
The presence of stupid, illiterate or violent people across time does not negate the wider condition with regard to literacy. We used to be more literate, and we used to have a larger average vocabulary.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:27 PM (d04cU)

110 White people left in 1970, and no one has been able to figure out how to do anything with some of the best situated land in the United States in the 50 years since.

There is a project now underway to build a port on the old Sparrows point steel mill site. The site was outside of the FSK bridge, and so was thought to be perfect, since ships would no longer have to navigate under and around the bridge to offload and onload. The new (federally funded) bridge will almost certainly be much higher and more easily navigated than the old one. Oops.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:27 PM (CsUN+)

111 If a Democrat is elected POTUS in November, everything described in this post and everything Biden has done for 3.5 years will be continued - on steroids. Ending school and employment anti-discrimination laws in order to favor minorities and victim groups. Open borders. Student loan bailouts. EV mandates in all but name. Windmills and solar cells replacing fossil fuel electric generating plants regardless of base load implications. More and more land fenced-off as Federal nature preserves, monuments, and parks to prohibit mining and oil and gas extraction. Tranny rights, (i,e., privileges and preferences) stomping on all rights of normies. FBI and DoJ persecuting enemies of Democrats. Stealing elections.

All will be amped-up by the Leftists by God knows how many decibels.

Posted by: Gref at May 23, 2024 01:27 PM (5fDan)

112 78- TYpo. Sorry. Meant A O-C.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (XkYcA)

Dunno why but your other version seemed correct. Maybe because she's a nutcase.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (fI2Ya)

113 750 words!? This morning, I literally wrote more half that amount in 15 minutes for something I had to turn around quickly. And it only took that long because I had a maximum word limit and had to make sure it was brief. If you can't write 750 words at all, I'm not hiring you.

Posted by: DPICM at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (otMgO)

114 Why would anyone discuss cultural history with a knife-wielding hophead?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (0FoWg)

115 Isn't Build Back Better just another way of saying Make America Great Again? Of course it is.

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It's no-joke a worldwide communist slogan IIRC tied to the UN. Break stuff fast (shock and awe), rebuild it how you want it. Emergency, emergency, emergency.

Makes a lot of sense when you think of where we are now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (w67Ex)

116 114 Why would anyone discuss cultural history with a knife-wielding hophead?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (0FoWg)

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Really, is there anyone else interested in the topic?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (cD1dp)

117 750 words!? This morning, I literally wrote more half that amount in 15 minutes for something I had to turn around quickly. And it only took that long because I had a maximum word limit and had to make sure it was brief. If you can't write 750 words at all, I'm not hiring you.
Posted by: DPICM at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (otMgO)
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Oh yes you will. There will be no disparate impact or you'll be exposed to civil liability.

Posted by: The United States Government at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (d04cU)

118 So illegals are left out of the algorithm?

Ay carumba!

Posted by: torabora at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (LYYkT)

119 Milieu has a lot to do with it, and the milieu - even in poor areas - used to be a lot more literate. Is literacy inherent? Of course not. If it were, then the written word would not be a seminal achievement in every culture that developed it. But it can be encouraged or discouraged as a matter of course, and it used to be a much deeper undercurrent than it is today.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (d04cU)

If I may, I'd like to brag a bit on how child #1 has embraced reading... read full novels at 6. It was stuff like Harry Potter, but wanted to read them, by himself.
Knocked them out fast too...
#2 is going to start working on reading now, I how she is as excited.

Posted by: Inogame at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (53oGX)

120
750 words? Here's two - fuck and you.

-Me in school*

and also Die Hard 2

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (fI2Ya)

121 66 The only part Orwell got wrong is that it would result from a grand, centralized Party plan.

*whistles innocently*

Posted by: illuminati at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (sGtp+)

122 The whole thread from...

Aaron Sibarium @aaronsibarium
2h • 50 tweets • 10 min read • Read on X

'unrolled as an ordinary web page.


https://tinyurl.com/4jpsy64h
Includes all charts and graphics.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (ZdexC)

123 Anyway about literacy. I think much of reading is rote.
I do not put much value in The Word.
I've met ghetto punks who could rhyme far past my ability and yet, what do they do? Do they put ships into space?

Yes, literacy has been more, in the past, but with the Internet, literacy has become irrelevant and nobody obsessed with The Word seems to know what to do about it.

I've done a lot of work on this question but I'm not a Western Christian so I've found it doesn't hold up well with Bible people.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (9yXr+)

124 LSAT score average, by race:

Whites: 153
Asians: 153
Latino: 146
Black: 142

But wait. It gets even more interesting.

Among the “elite scorers” (170 or above), 82.5% were white, 15.6% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic, & 0.3% were black.


It is worth noting that the LSAT score range is 120-180. I guess you get 120 points for signing your name.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (CsUN+)

125 If I may, I'd like to brag a bit on how child #1 has embraced reading... read full novels at 6. It was stuff like Harry Potter, but wanted to read them, by himself.
Knocked them out fast too...
#2 is going to start working on reading now, I how she is as excited.
Posted by: Inogame at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (53oGX)
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Good. Excellent. Literacy must be taught, but it also must be cultivated. Some kids are spontaneous readers, but most aren't. Once the dam breaks, though, it's all upside.

Congratulations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (d04cU)

126 Kaiser wanted to start its own medical school a few years back. They wanted doctors that "looked like their patients" to treat them. They were the first to eliminate a lot of book learning to concentrate on clinical. They knew that their students could not handle the science.

Posted by: PJ at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (G1dq6)

127 Kids have to see mom and dad reading. That is more important than almost anything else.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (w67Ex)

128 They’re making it so that I will never hire any non-hire male for anything.

Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (tpjlM)

129 In personal news, a gangster thug at my wife's school just got arrested again.

This time he threatened to shoot up the school.

The kid was on probation for armed robbery and his social media has a picture of him holding a gun inside a backpack on school grounds. He certainly had access to a gun.

Why was he in school after committing armed robbery? A woke judge put him on probation and "kids have a right to an education."

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (Odg76)

130 I do not put much value in The Word.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (9yXr+)

That's a shame.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (fI2Ya)

131 The presence of stupid, illiterate or violent people across time does not negate the wider condition with regard to literacy. We used to be more literate, and we used to have a larger average vocabulary.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'

I disagree.
I just do. I've spent a lot of time around people.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (9yXr+)

132 Salmon has been banned from my office kitchen.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (cf/0E)

133 We are screeching full tilt into Idiocracy before our very eyes. Tards will become surgeons, airline pilots, air traffic controllers because equity.

Posted by: Can't spell DEI without "die" at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (Wc83a)

134 The Future of Medicine right here, folks:

https://tinyurl.com/2djbvzn2

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (tT6L1)

135 107 And why am I always next to the guy with the boiled egg farts?

eddies in the flatonic ether

Posted by: anachronda at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (sGtp+)

136 >If I may, I'd like to brag a bit on how child #1 has embraced reading... read full novels at 6. It was stuff like Harry Potter, but wanted to read them, by himself.
Knocked them out fast too...
#2 is going to start working on reading now, I how she is as excited.
Posted by: Inogame at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (53oGX)

I think those Harry Potter novels enticed a lot of kids to read.

Posted by: mr tmz at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (rJ48h)

137 Isn't Build Back Better just another way of saying Make America Great Again? Of course it is.

I have no idea what it means. It's gibberish. They like it because all the words start with B.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (CsUN+)

138 Disparate Impact is insane.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (Cus5s)

139 136 I think those Harry Potter novels enticed a lot of kids to read.
Posted by: mr tmz at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (rJ48h)

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But not much further.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (cD1dp)

140 Does the Biden ChiCom Penn Center for Illegal Immigration have anything good to say about this invidious diversity?

Posted by: torabora at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (LYYkT)

141 Really, is there anyone else interested in the topic?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:29 PM (cD1dp)


Perfect.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (KSNKu)

142 I think I see the problem:

|| Those tests, known as shelf exams, which are typically taken at the end of each clinical rotation, measure basic medical knowledge and play a pivotal role in residency applications. Though only 5 percent of students fail each test nationally, the rates are much higher at UCLA. ||

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (ZdexC)

143 Heard and read some interesting attacks on merit based hiring so you know the big push to outright forbid it is on. The argument comes down to that hiring solely on merit does not produce higher quality, efficient organizational because they are not diverse. And it is know diversity is what counts and makes profit and smooth running operations. Plus diversity is good.

No data or logic or supporting evidence, just feelz and fairness. Which is what really counts (after diversity)

This country is so screwed.

Posted by: Ripley at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (JojsZ)

144 The presence of stupid, illiterate or violent people across time does not negate the wider condition with regard to literacy. We used to be more literate, and we used to have a larger average vocabulary.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


I'm not sure about the vocabulary part, Joe. I think it's more of a shift in the nature of the vocabulary. We've lost a lot of colorful words for everyday phenomena, so that our vocabulary is much less poetic, but, at the same time, we have more words for technical/scientific phenomena that people in earlier times did not have knowledge of (including things that had not been invented yet). So I think the shift has been from a poetic vocabulary to a technical one.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (v6JzV)

145 Heck, read some of the letters civil war soldiers sent home to get an idea of how far literacy has dropped.

If you’re primarily immersed in hip hop and pop music, watch YouTube and ticktoc, you will be illiterate.
Also rude, crude and mean.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 23, 2024 01:34 PM (Hkcdp)

146 Good. Excellent. Literacy must be taught, but it also must be cultivated. Some kids are spontaneous readers, but most aren't. Once the dam breaks, though, it's all upside.

Congratulations.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:30 PM (d04cU)

Wife had read a ton on the correlation between parents reading to kids and literacy... so we read... all the time. We also have a pretty strict no TV no electronics rule... during the week and all mornings. That keeps them analog except for weekend afternoons.

Posted by: Inogame at May 23, 2024 01:34 PM (53oGX)

147 Me, doing utility cutoffs:
"Ma'am, I'm from X Utility, I have a work order to this property to stop service to this address. Is there anything we can do today to resolve this issue?"

Customer:
"What?"

Me:
"X Utility. I'm shutting off your shit."

Customer:
"WHAT!? I Told them motherfuckers-"

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:34 PM (9yXr+)

148 The good news is we've seen no indication that anti-white rhetoric has gotten more and more vitriolic in the past few years. I'm sure this won't result in more dead white people.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:34 PM (IHRQq)

149 Probably the biggest indicator of having a large vocabulary is from reading a lot. My so n(who was always a big reader) told me that he met kids in his school in the 11th grade who hadn't read a book they weren't required to since the 5th grade. I'm sure they were probably smart kids. They just didn't read. I found that very sad.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 01:34 PM (XkYcA)

150 hello?

oh, good morning dr biden, this is charles from the funeral home, we seem to have gotten our instructions mixed up, did you want mr biden buried or cremated?

both, but wait till he's been re-elected

Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 23, 2024 01:35 PM (B1FKF)

151 Heck, read some of the letters civil war soldiers sent home to get an idea of how far literacy has dropped.'

Methodists! All Methodists!

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:35 PM (9yXr+)

152
What they want more than anything is puppet leftards "disrupting" every single possible industry.

Leftards can't get ahead on merit because they're lazy entitled fucks. But you can sure as shit get stupid people in, and stupid people are easily controlled.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:35 PM (fI2Ya)

153 119 If I may, I'd like to brag a bit on how child #1 has embraced reading... read full novels at 6. It was stuff like Harry Potter, but wanted to read them, by himself.
Knocked them out fast too...
#2 is going to start working on reading now, I how she is as excited.


an odd reading motivation for jr. chronda was that he really liked to play final fantasy, but mrs. chronda got tired of reading the menus for him, so he decided that he needed to be able to do it himself.

Posted by: anachronda at May 23, 2024 01:35 PM (sGtp+)

154 Build Back Better... with Biden! The Extra B!

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2024 01:35 PM (SYTee)

155 ‘This is your doctor, Dr. Cornelius.’
‘Hazel! Get my clothes! We’re getting out of here!’

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (o2ZRX)

156 Why was he in school after committing armed robbery? A woke judge put him on probation and "kids have a right to an education."
Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (Odg76)
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I'm pretty sure they have education programs in juvie.

They probably don't work well and most of the inmates aren't interested, but that's probably true on the outside, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (d04cU)

157 Build Back Better... with Biden! The Extra B!

Build Back Better By Bouncing Biden! That's a program I can get behind.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (CsUN+)

158 A while back I saw something on LinkedIn about a new medical school that graduated its first class. 75% non white. And all the comments were celebrating how important this is because you need POCs in the POC communities treating POC patients. I guess Whitey doesnt understand cancer in a black patient, only a black doctor can.

Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (tpjlM)

159 158 A while back I saw something on LinkedIn about a new medical school that graduated its first class. 75% non white. And all the comments were celebrating how important this is because you need POCs in the POC communities treating POC patients. I guess Whitey doesnt understand cancer in a black patient, only a black doctor can.
Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (tpjlM)

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And white people are racist for wanting white doctors.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:36 PM (cD1dp)

160 I got a flyer from the local Unitarian "church" that they are having a "Pride Party"

They note teenagers are very welcome and...no dress code.

The kicker? The art on the flyer has a rainbow colored shaft with two hands wrapped around suggesting, err, Toobin-esque activities.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (ibTVg)

161 They are not interested in diversity or fairness or any other bullshit they talk about.

They just want to colonize everything and this shit is the fastest way to do it without firing a shot.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (fI2Ya)

162 In a few years, we'll have lots of surgeons twerking and rapping in the OR like that one in Atlanta. Keepin' it real.

Posted by: Dirac_Delta at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (JSF6W)

163 I've said I'll never vote for Tom Cole again vote against him every primary and in the last couple generals I have just sat out that race. If he votes for that ARPA bill I will cast my first ever D vote

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (MGB5H)

164 Has there ever been a Republican the Democrats won't accuse of racism?

Yet the Boomer Republicans continue to delude themselves that just one more surrender to the Democrats and they won't call them a racist.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (g9W3m)

165 I mean, I'd figure you would ponder the bigger questions in life at your leisure, in better company, and focus on killing the knife-wielding hophead.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (0FoWg)

166 Kaiser wanted to start its own medical school a few years back. They wanted doctors that "looked like their patients" to treat them. They were the first to eliminate a lot of book learning to concentrate on clinical. They knew that their students could not handle the science.

Posted by: PJ at May 23, 2024 01:31 PM (G1dq6)

I worked at a electric utility and they were pushing the employees should look like our customers. I pointed out that our customers were 93% white and the company had about 13% minorities. So which minorities were they going to replace with more whites?

Posted by: Beartooth at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (XT+5H)

167 It's all about Something For Nothing.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (SYTee)

168 Also, Joe Mannix, in my encounters with people on my walk to work at 03:00 I do not engage in discourse. I remove my pistol, hold it down along my leg, and then inquire:

"What you want?"

This kind of thing has never been Shakespeare and the majority of people have never been what you seem to think.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (9yXr+)

169 After a Native American applicant was rejected in 2021, for example, Lucero chewed out the committee and made members sit through a two-hour lecture on Native history delivered by her own sister, according to three people familiar with the incident. [...]

She also told those who voiced concern that they had no right to an opinion because they were "not BIPOC" and insisted that a Hispanic applicant who had performed poorly on her anesthesiology rotation in medical school should be bumped up. Neither candidate was ultimately moved.

Lucero's comments from the meeting were flagged in an email to UCLA's Discrimination Prevention Office, which has received several complaints about her since 2023, emails show.

The office has declined to act on those complaints on the grounds that they aren't "serious enough" to merit an investigation, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (ZdexC)

170 I'm not sure about the vocabulary part, Joe. I think it's more of a shift in the nature of the vocabulary. We've lost a lot of colorful words for everyday phenomena, so that our vocabulary is much less poetic, but, at the same time, we have more words for technical/scientific phenomena that people in earlier times did not have knowledge of (including things that had not been invented yet). So I think the shift has been from a poetic vocabulary to a technical one.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (v6JzV)
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The size of working vocabulary among American adults has been declining since the 1970s per various studies. All of those studies are limited, but the trend crops up repeatedly, even when controlling for education level (the largest declines show up among those with the highest educational attainment, which is probably unsurprising because it was also the highest baseline and the higher you are, the more room there is to fall).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (d04cU)

171 139 136 I think those Harry Potter novels enticed a lot of kids to read.
Posted by: mr tmz at May 23, 2024 01:32 PM (rJ48h)

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But not much further.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (cD1dp)
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It depends. My wife's nephew and godson took to reading in a big way, with Potter as the gateway drug. While he was still in middle school, I gave him Saki's stories. Shortly after, they read a story in school, which he hadn't yet gotten to, but he guessed it was, from the style.

I count that as a big success.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (1bNHn)

172 Has there ever been a Republican the Democrats won't accuse of racism?

Yet the Boomer Republicans continue to delude themselves that just one more surrender to the Democrats and they won't call them a racist.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (g9W3m)


Charlie Brown / Lucy / football.
Bullwinkle / rabbit.
220 / 221 - whatever it takes

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 01:39 PM (I5AAM)

173 164 Has there ever been a Republican the Democrats won't accuse of racism?

Yet the Boomer Republicans continue to delude themselves that just one more surrender to the Democrats and they won't call them a racist.
Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (g9W3m)

=========

"They didn't mean it when they were saying it about Reagan. Besides, Reagan always made me uncomfortable because he was dumb. They only really mean it now because Trump is so dumb."
-Boomer GOP, writing his $1,000 check to fight Democrat radicalism to Former Speaker Paul Ryan

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:39 PM (cD1dp)

174 No way man.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (sEYaD)

175 To be accepted to medical school as a white straight male you have to be a fucking genius. Best of the best really. Which only incentivizes me more to seek out these doctors in the future.

Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (tpjlM)

176 i just remembered something from years ago. as i recall, prison officials spent a couple of thousand dollars on pornographic novels because they thought it would encourage the inmates to read. i suspect most of them already knew those words, though

Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (B1FKF)

177 Racism is the pretense by which Democrats advance their agenda and Republicans pretend to be afraid not to advance the same agenda.

Republicans were supposedly afraid of opposing Obama because they didn't want to be called racist.

What is their excuse with being the exact same way under Biden?

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (fI2Ya)

178 I'm reminded of Moby's evergreen observation about all the houses featured on MTV's Cribs:

You'll never see a book on their bookshelves.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (g9W3m)

179 Here is my closing argument for the Trump Trial:

"At the start of this case the Prosecution promised you a Pony. Instead of a giving you a Pony, the Prosecution has given you a few tons of horse manure, in the hopes that you will be stupid enough to think: 'With all this manure, there must have been a Pony in here somewhere." The only actual crime identified in this case was uncovered by the Defense when we got the Prosecution's star witness to admit to stealing ten's of thousands of dollars from the Trump organization. Remember, the whole world is watching this case, do you want them to think New Yorker's are so stupid that they can't see what is obvious to them: that the Prosecution never produced a Pony."

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (CecP5)

180 >They’re making it so that I will never hire any non-hire male for anything.

Selecting doctors by race is a thing, maybe as strong as it was in 1968. Democrats have a way of summoning the thing they pretend to ward off.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (cf/0E)

181 The size of working vocabulary among American adults has been declining since the 1970s per various studies.All of those studies are limited, but the trend crops up repeatedly, even when controlling for education level (the largest declines show up among those with the highest educational attainment, which is probably unsurprising because it was also the highest baseline and the higher you are, the more room there is to fall).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (d04cU)

This was an express goal of the Party in 1984 through the use of Newspeak. The smaller your vocabulary, the less ability to formulate independent thought.

Posted by: Orwell called it at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (Wc83a)

182 167 It's all about Something For Nothing.

and chicks for free

Posted by: dire straits at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (sGtp+)

183 It's all about Something For Nothing.
Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2024 01:37 PM (SYTee)


You asked for it!
(definitely a deep cut)
https://youtu.be/p3LDsVm5OVM

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (I5AAM)

184 Also, Joe Mannix, in my encounters with people on my walk to work at 03:00 I do not engage in discourse. I remove my pistol, hold it down along my leg, and then inquire:

"What you want?"

This kind of thing has never been Shakespeare and the majority of people have never been what you seem to think.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:38 PM (9yXr+)
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I never once said that "all men are inherently literate, peaceful, intelligent philosophical types." I said that the baseline, average level of literacy and size of vocabulary used to be higher and that I imagine it's worse today than what I experienced 20ish years ago.

I appear to have set something off, for which I apologize, but these are not things I said and not things I implied. I said that I have a comparatively strong vocabulary and that I found it surprising at the time that it was abnormal, but that this leads me to believe that the degradation since then is likely to be remarkable and that it's the continuation of an existing trend. That's it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (d04cU)

185 To be accepted to medical school as a white straight male you have to be a fucking genius. Best of the best really. Which only incentivizes me more to seek out these doctors in the future.
Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:40 PM (tpjlM)

Don't discount them being the relative of someone important. Meaning essentially your doctor will be Hunter Biden.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (fI2Ya)

186 50 years of non stop immigration, both legal and illegal from non white countries. And weirdly this has led to elected officials telling white people to fuck off. Weird huh?

Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (tpjlM)

187 Republican Traitors to their voters:

"You fucked up. You trusted us."

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (Aoykm)

188 Afternoon.

We're so fucked, aren't we?

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (1Yy3c)

189 750 words!? This morning, I literally wrote more half that amount in 15 minutes for something I had to turn around quickly. And it only took that long because I had a maximum word limit and had to make sure it was brief. If you can't write 750 words at all, I'm not hiring you.
Posted by: DPICM at May 23, 2024 01:28 PM (otMgO)
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Yup.

A friend of mine said he was tasked with writing 1500 words yesterday by 3 p.m. He ended up with around 2000 words by the time he was done.

I can crank out 750 words on just about anything without breaking much of a sweat.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (si1C0)

190 This was an express goal of the Party in 1984 through the use of Newspeak. The smaller your vocabulary, the less ability to formulate independent thought.
Posted by: Orwell called it at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (Wc83a)
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:: whistles past comment 66 ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (d04cU)

191 Oh, what really blew me away? The higher echelons of Corporate. Men in charge of global disasters who hadn't read a book since 3rd grade.
Almost wholly illiterate.
Corporate heads?
Some of the most illiterate men you will EVER meet. They can barely read a menu.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (9yXr+)

192 If I had kids, I would treat Harry Potter as a gateway to Terry Pratchett etcetera.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (cf/0E)

193 Doctor from UCLA Medical School

WIPIPO WITH KNIVES!!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenkoism in Solidarity with the Struggle at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (tUsoy)

194 If the Supreme Court said disparate impact is unconstitutional, how does passing a law saying "nuh uh!" change that?

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (Ectld)

195 187 Republican Traitors to their voters:

"You fucked up. You trusted us."
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (Aoykm)

=========

To be fair, I didn't vote for the Republican House candidate last election (it was Nancy Mace...I've since moved).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (cD1dp)

196 143 Heard and read some interesting attacks on merit based hiring so you know the big push to outright forbid it is on. The argument comes down to that hiring solely on merit does not produce higher quality, efficient organizational because they are not diverse. And it is know diversity is what counts and makes profit and smooth running operations. Plus diversity is good.

No data or logic or supporting evidence, just feelz and fairness. Which is what really counts (after diversity)

This country is so screwed.
Posted by: Ripley at May 23, 2024 01:33 PM (JojsZ)
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Those studies may very well be correct. I am a "merit" skeptic, as I believe it usually amounts to "my kind of people." After all, that is what we had for most of the postwar era; gave us Robert McNamara, among other hits.

My own reading of history, and my personal experience, is that that picking the right people for a job is among the most difficult things we are asked to do. IMO, the best we could do is set reasonable minimum standards, then choose by lot. I honestly believe that would work better than what "merit" will give. And of course, better than quotas.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (1bNHn)

197 Here is *my* closing argument for the Trump Trial:

"Everything that guy just said is bullshit. The defense rests."

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (fI2Ya)

198
I can crank out 750 words on just about anything without breaking much of a sweat.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (si1C0)
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....yeah, about that....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (tT6L1)

199 Black women are dying 2 or 3 times, while white men are living forever! Where's the outrage?!?!?!?

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (hqVaF)

200 This brunette in a tight dress and high boots thinks pay-for-play medical tourism might be a booming future business:
http://tiny.cc/77k7yz

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (d04cU)

201 750 words is a typical corporate email in detail.

Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (tpjlM)

202 "it was Nancy Mace...I've since moved"

I really do hate that bimbo.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (Ectld)

203 I don't really get to choose my doctor since I have go to the base, and there are usually only one or two. But I've been lucky so far.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (DRSnL)

204 So Lucero screams about black women dying at a much higher rate than others. Her solution is to admit unqualified applicants who will be incompetent doctors, thereby killing more black women. Genius level thinking

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (SaBu/)

205 Republicans- screwing over their own voters for 50 years! (They're just more obvious about it now.)

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (N1DT3)

206 201 750 words is a typical corporate email in detail.
Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (tpjlM)

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Mine are, like, 15.

But, I'm a bad employee.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (cD1dp)

207 The average college student is incapable of reading Ace's movie reviews.
Discuss.

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (hqVaF)

208 750 words is a typical corporate email in detail.
Posted by: Montec at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (tpjlM)
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To a peer colleague, maybe.

Not to the boss. Certainly not to an executive.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (d04cU)

209 Went to an ER to see a patient, walking down the corridors nearly every bed had a black person laying in it.

What's up with that? Is there another pandemic I haven't heard of?

Posted by: Ju at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (aTmM/)

210 202 "it was Nancy Mace...I've since moved"

I really do hate that bimbo.
Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (Ectld)

======

My new district is an open seat but deep red.

It'll be interesting to see if the new guy is a slow turncoat or a fast one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (cD1dp)

211 190 This was an express goal of the Party in 1984 through the use of Newspeak. The smaller your vocabulary, the less ability to formulate independent thought.
Posted by: Orwell called it at May 23, 2024 01:41 PM (Wc83a)
++++
:: whistles past comment 66 ::
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (d04cU)

You could've said "great minds think alike" but OH NO, you had to be all passive aggressive. Which is suspiciously cop-like behavior.

Posted by: I'm starting to have doubts at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (Wc83a)

212 Last time I went to an ER it was almost all illegals getting detox.

I know some Spanish but I learned a lot more...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (ibTVg)

213 When I was younger, I used to read the dictionary. So I know a lot of obscure words that I seldom use except in puns.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (v6JzV)

214 You could've said "great minds think alike" but OH NO, you had to be all passive aggressive. Which is suspiciously cop-like behavior.
Posted by: I'm starting to have doubts at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (Wc83a)
++++
LOL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (d04cU)

215 it was Nancy Mace...I've since moved"

I really do hate that bimbo.
Posted by: Ribbed

I'd take her over Tom Cole. Same voting but at least I can look at her on mute.

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (MGB5H)

216 Well, I take it back. I suppose if I were at a MoMe, I might meet a couple knife-wielding hopheads with something interesting to say. But the exceptions test the rule.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (0FoWg)

217 When I was younger, I used to read the dictionary. So I know a lot of obscure words that I seldom use except in puns.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (v6JzV)
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Puns are their own reward.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (d04cU)

218 214 You could've said "great minds think alike" but OH NO, you had to be all passive aggressive. Which is suspiciously cop-like behavior.
Posted by: I'm starting to have doubts at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (Wc83a)
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LOL
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (d04cU)

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That's just what a cop would say.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (cD1dp)

219 If the Supreme Court said disparate impact is unconstitutional, how does passing a law saying "nuh uh!" change that?

I'd like an answer to this question from all the lawyers.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (CsUN+)

220 I taught 200 level courses at a university as an adjunct 15+ years ago.


The... err... "sentences"... I got back from short answer test questions made me weep, THEN, for college students ability to read and write.

I can only imagine the horror now.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (N1DT3)

221 Obama assured me, if I like my asian doctor I can keep my asian doctor.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (cf/0E)

222 Afternoon.

We're so fucked, aren't we?
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (1Yy3c)

=====

#1, it's still morning. And #2, yes.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (DRSnL)

223 "What's up with that? Is there another pandemic I haven't heard of?"

Yeah, it's called Medicaid.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (Ectld)

224 So Lucero screams about black women dying at a much higher rate than others. Her solution is to admit unqualified applicants who will be incompetent doctors, thereby killing more black women. Genius level thinking
Posted by: Smell the Glove

Are you saying you expect her to understand second or even third order effects of her policies?

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (MGB5H)

225 207 The average college student is incapable of reading Ace's movie reviews.
Discuss.

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (hqVaF)

The typical college student will be triggered 3 times reading the first paragraph of anything Ace writes.

Posted by: davidt at May 23, 2024 01:46 PM (SYTee)

226 Also to Joe's point, the only book that many lower-class people used to read was the Bible. And the Bible was a great enhancer of vocabulary.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (v6JzV)

227 204 So Lucero screams about black women dying at a much higher rate than others. Her solution is to admit unqualified applicants who will be incompetent doctors, thereby killing more black women. Genius level thinking
Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (SaBu/)

Even if that's true perhaps it might be more related to, say, comorbidities from disproportionally high rates of obesity among black women, rather than white supremacy or what have you.

Posted by: Just saying at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (Wc83a)

228 83

Those diminutive ticks are tenacious in my neighborhood.

/ trying to up my vocab game with last sentence.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:23 PM (RKVpM)
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So you were stochastically bitten by stochastic ticks?

Posted by: Ciampino - The IBM Random Routine at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (qfLjt)

229 This proves the assertion that white males are so superior to everyone else that they have to be discriminated against to try and 'level they playing field'.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (lTGtQ)

230 Stand and deliver, mewling quim!

Posted by: knife-wielding hophead with something interesting to say at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (cf/0E)

231 I had a history final that was 90 min straight of writing 3 responses. Fuck these kids.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 01:06 PM (IG4Id)

Sounds like my history of economic thought final.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (N1DT3)

232 It'll be interesting to see if the new guy is a slow turncoat or a fast one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:44 PM (cD1dp

That we even have to wonder about this, drives me up a wall.

I'm investing in a new start up:

Pinochet Airways, LLC

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (Aoykm)

233

Dummitdown - a limerick for slow readers with limited vocabulary and endurance

There...was...a...guy
Who...just...got...by
Will...he...study?
"Sure."...said...nobody
So...instead...he...got...high

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (991eG)

234 I know for a fact that's how Baltimore works.

White people left in 1970, and no one has been able to figure out how to do anything with some of the best situated land in the United States in the 50 years since.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

We just rammed a cargo ship into a bridge, and are officially out of ideas.

Posted by: Baltimore at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (RMngd)

235 "Obama assured me, if I like my asian doctor I can keep my asian doctor."

In his defense, Obama had no idea the knockout game would become so popular among young black men.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (Ectld)

236 Obama also said that if you like your chef, you can keep your chef. But if you DON'T like your chef...

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (hqVaF)

237 Also to Joe's point, the only book that many lower-class people used to read was the Bible. And the Bible was a great enhancer of vocabulary.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:47 PM (v6JzV)
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Yeah, William did a great job with KJV. Lost some accuracy but the man definitely knew how to put together words.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (tT6L1)

238 This proves the assertion that white males are so superior to everyone else that they have to be discriminated against to try and 'level they playing field'.

Haha, you so funny, loundeye.

Posted by: Asians at May 23, 2024 01:48 PM (CsUN+)

239 There's no substitute for a habit of reading.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (cf/0E)

240 http://tiny.cc/77k7yz
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (d04cU)

She looks just about ready to go.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (1Yy3c)

241 239 There's no substitute for a habit of reading.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (cf/0E)

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What about a habit of axe throwing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (cD1dp)

242 re 200: looks very spanish-y. if she supports trump i'd buy her a coffee

Posted by: gnats local 678 at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (B1FKF)

243 I can crank out 750 words on just about anything without breaking much of a sweat.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:42 PM (si1C0)
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....yeah, about that....


Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:43 PM (tT6L1)
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For comparison, this week's Sunday Morning Book Thread includes a minimum of 2000 words from yours truly in addition to the copy/pasted content from other Morons...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (si1C0)

244 In case anyone missed it:

A 'journolist' with a Discord channel has doxx'd Grummz home address putting the guy's family in danger.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (to8tq)

245
My brothers first grandchild may never see her aunt. But her aunt who taught early ed for three decades has so many books to send her, there's no excuse for her not to be reading by two years of age.

The postal clerk automatically asks, "Book rate?" when she walks in the door with a package.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (RKVpM)

246 Mister Plinkett was exhausted by Ace's movie reviews.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (cf/0E)

247 When I was younger, I used to read the dictionary. So I know a lot of obscure words that I seldom use except in puns.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (v6JzV)

And they all begin with A

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (fI2Ya)

248 243 For comparison, this week's Sunday Morning Book Thread includes a minimum of 2000 words from yours truly in addition to the copy/pasted content from other Morons...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:49 PM (si1C0)

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This Saturday's movie post is 2187.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (cD1dp)

249 "For comparison, this week's Sunday Morning Book Thread includes a minimum of 2000 words from yours truly in addition to the copy/pasted content from other Morons..."

But what about the axe throwing? No axe throwing? Sheesh.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (Ectld)

250 I hope DeSantis wins the presidency in 2028, and brings this energy to a national level:

MSNBC: Ron DeSantis' new target in his 'war on woke'? Colors, apparently...bridges in the state will have no choice but to be illuminated in red, white and blue from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The order bars any bridges from carrying rainbow colors for Pride Month — or any other colors to commemorative other occasions. As The Washington Post reported:

The Ringling Causeway Bridge over Sarasota Bay usually lights up in rainbow colors for a week in June, and also marks other causes during the summer, such as orange for National Gun Awareness Month and yellow for Women’s Equality Day.


He is such a petty, mean minded little man. He probably has issues with his own sexuality.

Stop. Please. Most homophobes are not repressed homosexuals, so it's not honest to place the blame on homosexuals for the homophobic behaviour of bigots.

+1000. Manufactured outrage. "Look at Lil' Ronnie over there tilting at bridge colors, while we GOPers steal: your pension, medicare, right to a decent wage, future...

Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (bcQ7x)

251 When I was younger, I used to read the dictionary. So I know a lot of obscure words that I seldom use except in puns.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:45 PM (v6JzV)
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Puns are their own reward.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

When I told a girl in college that I read the dictionary, she looked at me very seriously and said, "Don't ever tell that to any woman."

Fortunately, my wife is fine with it. She used to read the phone book when she was a kid.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (v6JzV)

252 To be accepted to medical school as a white straight male you have to be a fucking genius. Best of the best really. Which only incentivizes me more to seek out these doctors in the future.

Posted by: Montec



Yes, the end result of this is that credentials now mean nothing, you will need to value people by the color of their skin.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (lTGtQ)

253 Old Joe is selecting reporters to ask him questions along with the President of Kenya.

First guy stands up and says, "Mr. President I have two questi.." Biden cuts him off and tells him, "You get one question, one question." The guy says, "OK, I'll try." Asks his first question about why no US forces in the Int'l Force in Haiti, then begins his second, about Israel. He gets out about 5 words and Biden cuts him off again, saying, "You get one question."

Joe is a (types/deletes)

Posted by: Gref at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (5fDan)

254 250 He is such a petty, mean minded little man. He probably has issues with his own sexuality.

Stop. Please. Most homophobes are not repressed homosexuals, so it's not honest to place the blame on homosexuals for the homophobic behaviour of bigots.

+1000. Manufactured outrage. "Look at Lil' Ronnie over there tilting at bridge colors, while we GOPers steal: your pension, medicare, right to a decent wage, future...
Posted by: Intercepted DU Transmissions brought by the Intrepid AoS Liaison at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (bcQ7x)

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So, is disgracing a flag bad or not in their minds?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (cD1dp)

255 She looks just about ready to go.

Obligatory: https://tinyurl.com/mpnd4p67

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (CsUN+)

256 Axe throwing?

Well that is one way to split an infinitive.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (to8tq)

257 What I want to know is what will be the text on the segregated water fountains signs when the make a comeback a couple years from now.

Posted by: lost in space at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (glxRK)

258 Thinking about it, I think the decline in vocabulary which IS real has to do with the decline in hands-on manufacturing. I was out for coffee with The Kid and realized in discussing a... thing? that I was trying to describe, spatially, a three dimensional part and how it related to other parts, and she simply does not have the vocabulary to do that.
She grabbed her phone and pulled up... a picture.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (9yXr+)

259 Obligatory: https://tinyurl.com/mpnd4p67
Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (CsUN+)
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Alternate: https://youtu.be/JgffRW1fKDk

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:52 PM (d04cU)

260 This Saturday's movie post is 2187.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (cD1dp)

I'm sorry but I think I saw that Pixy had a server meltdown scheduled for that time. You'll have to reschedule.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:52 PM (1Yy3c)

261 When I told a girl in college that I read the dictionary, she looked at me very seriously and said, "Don't ever tell that to any woman."

It wouldn't have bothered me. My son was complaining a while back that we didn't have an Oxford English Dictionary in the house. We do have a dictionary-just not that one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 01:52 PM (XkYcA)

262 260 This Saturday's movie post is 2187.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (cD1dp)

I'm sorry but I think I saw that Pixy had a server meltdown scheduled for that time. You'll have to reschedule.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:52 PM (1Yy3c)

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I am well-versed in Pixy...I can copy directly from Word and have no issues.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (cD1dp)

263 And Republicans are behind this!

I am at my absolute end.
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Which is why I stopped using the phrase "RINO" and stopped calling myself a Republican at the same instant.

Look, I can't deny that the showroom models I look at are almost entirely from the Republican line, but the PARTY is not something that I care to bother with anymore.

Because I'd bet most of us would be surprised how many would jump party if the Mothership called and told them "masks down".

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (krQz2)

264
I used to see being handed the 'Blue Book' at final exam time as a challenge.

:: raises hand ::

"Yes, you can write on the back cover if necessary."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (RKVpM)

265 Pixyese?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (to8tq)

266 I love you, Muldoon.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (gdEDO)

267 Thinking about it, I think the decline in vocabulary which IS real has to do with the decline in hands-on manufacturing. I was out for coffee with The Kid and realized in discussing a... thing? that I was trying to describe, spatially, a three dimensional part and how it related to other parts, and she simply does not have the vocabulary to do that.
She grabbed her phone and pulled up... a picture.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (9yXr+)
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Hmmm.

I could certainly see that for disused terms of art, for sure. If you've never encountered something before or worked with it, describing it might prove difficult - especially if you have a crutch to lean on (the cell phone).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (d04cU)

268 When I told a girl in college that I read the dictionary, she looked at me very seriously and said, "Don't ever tell that to any woman."

Fortunately, my wife is fine with it. She used to read the phone book when she was a kid.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (v6JzV)

How far did you get?

I mean with the girl, not the dictionary.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (1Yy3c)

269 Thinking about it, I think the decline in vocabulary which IS real has to do with the decline in hands-on manufacturing. I was out for coffee with The Kid and realized in discussing a... thing? that I was trying to describe, spatially, a three dimensional part and how it related to other parts, and she simply does not have the vocabulary to do that.
She grabbed her phone and pulled up... a picture.

Posted by: LenNeal


That is part of it; another part is reading. People used to read regularly, instead of spending their time watching videos. Reading vastly expands your vocabulary and your ability to visualize.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (lTGtQ)

270 When I told a girl in college that I read the dictionary, she looked at me very seriously and said, "Don't ever tell that to any woman."

Fortunately, my wife is fine with it. She used to read the phone book when she was a kid.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (v6JzV)


I used to study ADC map books of my local area and Rand McNally road atlas books. It's pretty tough for me to ever get lost when I'm driving!!

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (I5AAM)

271 If the Supreme Court said disparate impact is unconstitutional, how does passing a law saying "nuh uh!" change that?

I'd like an answer to this question from all the lawyers.
Posted by: Archimedes
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The SC hasn't gone that far yet. Race based quotas and disparate impact are not the same thing in the court's eyes.

Posted by: Biff Pocoroba at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (cVWyh)

272 High Point University (a NC institution of higher learining that I haven't heard of before) released a poll today (available at RCP) stating that the GOP gubernatorial candidate for governor, Mark Robinson, has a +5 point lead over Dem Josh Stein. High Point U. polling gives Trump a +2 lead over Biden in NC.

Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (rj6Yv)

273 How far did you get?

I mean with the girl, not the dictionary.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (1Yy3c)

The letter O

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (fI2Ya)

274 O my...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (to8tq)

275 It's loquacious, mendacious, and fallacious.
Posted by: Jackie Chiles at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (CsUN+)

You forgot obsequious.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (MkuC5)

276 I love you, Muldoon.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (gdEDO)

Went from hating everyone to loving Muldoon. That's a helluva mood swing!

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (1Yy3c)

277 The letter O

The ladies all love a good...origami

Posted by: 18-1 at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (ibTVg)

278 The only dictionary we allow in my house is the Urban Dictionary. My children are required to look up all words on the internet because it is the source of all facts.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (IHRQq)

279 272 High Point University (a NC institution of higher learining that I haven't heard of before) released a poll today (available at RCP) stating that the GOP gubernatorial candidate for governor, Mark Robinson, has a +5 point lead over Dem Josh Stein. High Point U. polling gives Trump a +2 lead over Biden in NC.
Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (rj6Yv)

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State level polling of state wide races seem to be...really prone to misses.

The LA governor's race last year was predicted to be neck and neck. The GOP won by something like 20 points.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (cD1dp)

280 Fortunately, my wife is fine with it. She used to read the phone book when she was a kid.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:50 PM (v6JzV)

How far did you get?

I mean with the girl, not the dictionary.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (1Yy3c)


Bulg's theme song...
https://youtu.be/NF8O9ewd_3k

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (I5AAM)

281 I am well-versed in Pixy...I can copy directly from Word and have no issues.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:53 PM (cD1dp)
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I usually compose my posts in a separate web-page editing app so I can test out my HTML to make sure it's gonna work more or less as intended. It also color codes all of my tags to help me verify it's all formatted correctly. Then copy/paste from there into Pixyware.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (si1C0)

282 If the Supreme Court said disparate impact is unconstitutional, how does passing a law saying "nuh uh!" change that?

I'd like an answer to this question from all the lawyers.
Posted by: Archimedes
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Not a lawyer. But John Roberts does seem to be getting questions about the size of the army he commands more frequently these days.

See school loan forgiveness.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (krQz2)

283 I used to read the encyclopedia when I was a kid.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (gdEDO)

284 It wouldn't have bothered me. My son was complaining a while back that we didn't have an Oxford English Dictionary in the house. We do have a dictionary-just not that one.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

The local library closest to me no longer has the OED. If I want to look something up in it, a have to drive an extra three or four miles to the next-nearest library.

I do have Webster's Third in my house. It's really out of date (50s or 60s), but at least it's not woke.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (v6JzV)

285 It's loquacious, mendacious, and fallacious.
Posted by: Jackie Chiles at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (CsUN+)

You forgot obsequious.
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (MkuC5)
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Obstreperous.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (tT6L1)

286 13 When I was younger, I used to read the dictionary. So I know a lot of obscure words that I seldom use except in puns.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus

*******

You 1 percenters. We had no dictionary. When I was a kid all i had to read was the ingredients on the back of my dewormer tube.

But on the positive side, I was the only kid in my kindergarten class who could spell fenbendazole.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2024 01:57 PM (991eG)

287 281 I usually compose my posts in a separate web-page editing app so I can test out my HTML to make sure it's gonna work more or less as intended. It also color codes all of my tags to help me verify it's all formatted correctly. Then copy/paste from there into Pixyware.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (si1C0)

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I also don't do much more than bold and italicize things.

My big thing is making sure the smart quotes get pulled. Still have no idea why we can do them here in the comments but not there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:57 PM (cD1dp)

288
Disparate, but not serious...

Posted by: Republican Caucus Congo Line at May 23, 2024 01:57 PM (krQz2)

289 I read mostly cereal boxes and look how I turned out.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:57 PM (fI2Ya)

290 It's loquacious, mendacious, and fallacious.
Posted by: Jackie Chiles at May 23, 2024 01:15 PM (CsUN+)

You forgot obsequious.
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (MkuC5)
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Obstreperous.

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And shamelessly aeronautical as well.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (IHRQq)

291 Mr. Congressman, can you please describe what you think you mean by the term 'algorithm'?

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (MkuC5)

292 Not a lawyer. But John Roberts does seem to be getting questions about the size of the army he commands more frequently these days.

Which will be interesting when President Trump says Nuh-uh!

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (CsUN+)

293 I usually compose my posts in a separate web-page editing app so I can test out my HTML to make sure it's gonna work more or less as intended. It also color codes all of my tags to help me verify it's all formatted correctly. Then copy/paste from there into Pixyware.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (si1C0)
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If you're not using VIM for your html or css you're just not doing it right.

I suppose if you use Nano I'll let it slide....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (tT6L1)

294 I used to read the encyclopedia when I was a kid.

Posted by: nurse ratched


Same here. I got the world book encyclopedia for Christmas one year, and when August arrived, I was asking if there were any more volumes.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 01:59 PM (lTGtQ)

295 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 01:59 PM (Zz0t1)

296 I used to read the encyclopedia when I was a kid.
Posted by: nurse ratched


Oh yeah. Funk & Wagnalls and World Book. I would copy articles out of them verbatim.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:59 PM (v6JzV)

297
When I was a kid all i had to read was the ingredients on the back of my dewormer tube.

Look at the guy whose family could afford dewormer.

We called them dessert. Recycling isn't such a new thing.

"What come around goes around as they say."

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (RKVpM)

298 Fuck John Roberts. He deserves everything coming to him.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (2QA3G)

299 Fuck the, I'm too busy to finish this sentence

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (J8LnB)

300 The part involved was a cylinder stop for a revolver.
I was unable to describe, in words, what it did.
However, it is not a standard stop in the Heritage .22 it is a split, stamped metal part and seems more accurately described as a kind of 'forked expanding detent'?
She did not have the vocabulary OR the mechanical background to even comprehend the idea of a rotating shaft and what might be used to stop or locate it in a certain position.
Concept of a capstan?
No.

AoP has an amazing vocabulary of engineering terms and in some years I've only seen him stumped once!
It did not involve a Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (9yXr+)

301 Fuck John Roberts. He deserves everything coming to him.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (2QA3G)
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But do *we* deserve all the defiance that might be coming his way?

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (krQz2)

302 How far did you get?

I mean with the girl, not the dictionary.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 01:54 PM (1Yy3c)


It was a girl at one of the sororities I worked at as a busboy and dishwasher. Sorority girls don't date the hired help.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (v6JzV)

303 State level polling of state wide races seem to be...really prone to misses.

The LA governor's race last year was predicted to be neck and neck. The GOP won by something like 20 points.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (cD1dp)


What's notable is that Robinson has a higher margin than Trump in the same polling sample.

Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (rj6Yv)

304 Yes. By all means, let’s reward the incompetent and diminish the quality of life for everyone so a bunch of RINO shitheads don’t have to be called racist (they will be anyway).
If this is the only news there is to read, I might as well go back to work.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (jbnUc)

305 Spent many a morning reading the entire cereal box. Still no clue what riboflavin is but it's in every cereal.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (KbCG3)

306 I read mostly cereal boxes and look how I turned out.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 01:57 PM (fI2Ya)

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Dashing, handsome, and charming?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (DRSnL)

307 Mx. Lucero has an email address:

jmlucero@mednet.ucla.edu

Posted by: hamitchell at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (kE/nb)

308 If you're not using VIM for your html or css you're just not doing it right.

I suppose if you use Nano I'll let it slide....
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (tT6L1)
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I used to use TextPad, but that's no longer free.

Now I use Atom.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (si1C0)

309 It was a girl at one of the sororities I worked at as a busboy and dishwasher. Sorority girls don't date the hired help.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (v6JzV)
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If she was willing to give you that bit of advice, she probably thought you were okay.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (tT6L1)

310 303 What's notable is that Robinson has a higher margin than Trump in the same polling sample.
Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (rj6Yv)

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Which I find doubtful.

Republicans have shown resistance to black candidates recently.

Though, I'm not sure how representative the KY example should be considering, you know, the McConnell machine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (cD1dp)

311 Roberts worries about "the integrity of the Court" like a fish worries about a bicycle.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (fI2Ya)

312 308 Now I use Atom.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (si1C0)

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I prefer injections of Adam.

Get more plasmids that way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (cD1dp)

313 If you're not using VIM for your html or css you're just not doing it right.

I suppose if you use Nano I'll let it slide....
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 01:58 PM (tT6L1)
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I used to use TextPad, but that's no longer free.

Now I use Atom.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (si1C0)
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God gave us edlin.

We have to make due.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (krQz2)

314 The local library closest to me no longer has the OED. If I want to look something up in it, a have to drive an extra three or four miles to the next-nearest library.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 01:56 PM (v6JzV)

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The libraries around here are all full of homeless people. I avoid them.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (DRSnL)

315 Among the “elite scorers” (170 or above), 82.5% were white, 15.6% Asian, 1.6% Hispanic, & 0.3% were black.
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 01:25 PM (ZdexC)



Upon the evening in question, per se, your Honor, my client was col' chillin' up in his hizzouse and was no where NEAR the incident being perpetuated up in dis here court today.

Posted by: DaVarious Courtside - Attorney at Law at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (Zz0t1)

316 Dashing, handsome, and charming?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (DRSnL)
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and the answer is:

What are things I am not?

What did I win?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (tT6L1)

317 I think the issue with Republicans voting for blacks isn't the opposition to blacks. It's the opposition to the very obvious racebaiting mentality that drives it. And the black politicians want to continue to push leftist black policy. Tim Scott was on stage at the Republican debates talking about increasing EITC. Ridiculous welfare handouts that reward popping out kids on the government dime.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:04 PM (IHRQq)

318 Israel War Room @IsraelWarRoom 2m
As @UCLA Chancellor Block was testifying before Congress regarding antisemitism on campus, the pro-Hamas mob launched a new encampment and took over a lecture hall at UCLA.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (ZdexC)

319 Biden can't even handle a press conference with the president of Kenya without being given the questions and answers in advance.

They can't let this clown debate Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (LkLld)

320 316 Dashing, handsome, and charming?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (DRSnL)
-----------------

and the answer is:

What are things I am not?

What did I win?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing

I've met you. Yes you are.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (gdEDO)

321 RASMUSSEN POLL: Deporting all illegal immigrants is more popular than Donald Trump.

Posted by: SMOD at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (RHGPo)

322 257 What I want to know is what will be the text on the segregated water fountains signs when the make a comeback a couple years from now.
Posted by: lost in space at May 23, 2024 01:51 PM (glxRK)

I don't know about the text, but the font will be comic sans

Posted by: Moki at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (wLjpr)

323 Which I find doubtful.

Republicans have shown resistance to black candidates recently.

Though, I'm not sure how representative the KY example should be considering, you know, the McConnell machine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (cD1dp)


I don't find it surprising. NC is a conservative state and the latest anti-Robinson ad barrage has been quite fierce - mainly on cultural issues. That seems to be backfiring on the Dems. I believe that in their heart of hearts, the Dems would rather concede NC to Trump than have Robinson win. They will lose both.

Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (rj6Yv)

324 Upon the evening in question, per se, your Honor, my client was col' chillin' up in his hizzouse and was no where NEAR the incident being perpetuated up in dis here court today.
Posted by: DaVarious Courtside - Attorney at Law at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (Zz0t1)


Inspired by Key and Peele's "East-West Bowl" reels??

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (I5AAM)

325 Oli London @OliLondonTV 1h
Ilhan Omar berates UCLA Chancellor for not ‘preventing’ October 7th video footage being played outside the anti-Israel encampment.

Omar branded the video ‘vile and disturbing.’

The video was played to educate students on the Oct 7th atrocities.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (ZdexC)

326 They can't let this clown debate Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (LkLld)



They won't.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:06 PM (Zz0t1)

327 White people are really getting the screws turned on them.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (sEYaD)

328 Inspired by Key and Peele's "East-West Bowl" reels??
Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (I5AAM)



Not sure, actually. Just popped into my head. I do know I've seen that video, so there's a chance something stuck.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (Zz0t1)

329 300 The part involved was a cylinder stop for a revolver.
I was unable to describe, in words, what it did.
However, it is not a standard stop in the Heritage .22 it is a split, stamped metal part and seems more accurately described as a kind of 'forked expanding detent'?
She did not have the vocabulary OR the mechanical background to even comprehend the idea of a rotating shaft and what might be used to stop or locate it in a certain position.
Concept of a capstan?
No.

AoP has an amazing vocabulary of engineering terms and in some years I've only seen him stumped once!
It did not involve a Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:00 PM (9yXr+)


Why did you expect her to know what a capstan is? Can you describe to me the exact mechanical operation and the design of the key parts of the vector-sensitive capture latch in a Russian APAS docking system? Perhaps you should have drawn a sketch for her on a napkin.

Posted by: Gref at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (5fDan)

330 Mudpants won't debate Trump.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (2QA3G)

331 So Russia is smarter than us by now.
I guess the vodka slowed them down.
Wonder when we'll be attacked?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (J8LnB)

332 Dashing, handsome, and charming?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:02 PM (DRSnL)

Well I don't like to brag. 😋

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (fI2Ya)

333 Thank you, Nurse, you are too kind.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (tT6L1)

334 Ilhan Omar berates UCLA Chancellor for not ‘preventing’ October 7th video footage being played outside the anti-Israel encampment.

Omar branded the video ‘vile and disturbing.’



That's the point, you obnoxiously stupid brother f*cker.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (Zz0t1)

335 But in all fairness, as the sole and single greatest perpetuator of evil in the history of mankind, white people kind of deserve it.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (Ectld)

336 Oli London @OliLondonTV 1h
Ilhan Omar berates UCLA Chancellor for not ‘preventing’ October 7th video footage being played outside the anti-Israel encampment.

Omar branded the video ‘vile and disturbing.’

The video was played to educate students on the Oct 7th atrocities.
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (ZdexC)

They're making the moosleeeeeeems look bad!

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (1Yy3c)

337 What did I win?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (tT6L1)

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Free admission to the TXMoMe! You are at least two of those things, though.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (DRSnL)

338
They can't let this clown debate Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM


Trump pulled a classic LBJ out of the bag, "I just want the bastard to deny it," when he demanded drug testing of Biden.

No debate will happen.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (RKVpM)

339 CNN prime time line up is now drawing almost 83,000 viewers in the primary demographic from 8pm to 11pm. Sounds like their business plan is working.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (lTGtQ)

340 "You are at least two of those things, though."

Stone cold.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (Ectld)

341 336 Oli London @OliLondonTV 1h
Ilhan Omar berates UCLA Chancellor for not ‘preventing’ October 7th video footage being played outside the anti-Israel encampment.

Omar branded the video ‘vile and disturbing.’

The video was played to educate students on the Oct 7th atrocities.
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (ZdexC)

They're making the moosleeeeeeems look bad!
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (1Yy3c)

Oh, so now we're just going to keep showing the world more people doing something?!?!?!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (KbCG3)

342 But in all fairness, as the sole and single greatest perpetuator of evil in the history of mankind, white people kind of deserve it.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (Ectld)
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That's a strange use of "fairness".

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (krQz2)

343 Omar branded the video ‘vile and disturbing.’
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Wasn't high resolution enough?

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (fI2Ya)

344 CNN prime time line up is now drawing almost 83,000 viewers in the primary demographic from 8pm to 11pm. Sounds like their business plan is working.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (lTGtQ)



CNN's lowest ratings in 30 years.

Yet they're still profitable. Amazing, that.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (Zz0t1)

345 OMG the Old Cat is on a howling tear I couldn't figure out why, turns out I actually made the day bed I sleep on, in the small front bedroom when I know I have to work at 20:00 and the New Cat has plopped herself right in the middle of Her New Awesome Bed so the Old Cat is all mad.

You know, technically, it's MY bed, I'm the human who pays for all this.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (9yXr+)

346 >>>>>High Point University (a NC institution of higher learining that I haven't heard of before) released a poll today (available at RCP) stating that the GOP gubernatorial candidate for governor, Mark Robinson, has a +5 point lead over Dem Josh Stein. High Point U. polling gives Trump a +2 lead over Biden in NC.
Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 01:55 PM (rj6Yv)
*******
Re: High Point University. Don’t know about their polls, but I heard their guns are crap.

Posted by: Tom Terrific at May 23, 2024 02:09 PM (Jpaxf)

347 @342 There's more of that white rage on display.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (Ectld)

348 I gues I am …”.Just a Dirty White Boy”..

Posted by: tubal at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (PCK5/)

349 324 Upon the evening in question, per se, your Honor, my client was col' chillin' up in his hizzouse and was no where NEAR the incident being perpetuated up in dis here court today.
Posted by: DaVarious Courtside - Attorney at Law at May 23, 2024 02:03 PM (Zz0t1)

Inspired by Key and Peele's "East-West Bowl" reels??
Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 02:05 PM (I5AAM
The left can say what the want, but the laugh at Key and Peele, just like the laughed at Amos ‘n Andy.

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (o2ZRX)

350 What's notable is that Robinson has a higher margin than Trump in the same polling sample.
Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 02:01 PM (rj6Yv)


————

Robinson got more votes than Trump in 2020. I dunno if it is some ordinarily Dem blacks going for Robinson or what.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (sEYaD)

351 Not sure, actually. Just popped into my head. I do know I've seen that video, so there's a chance something stuck.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:07 PM (Zz0t1)


There are several, and they're awesome.

A 10-minute compilation!!
https://youtu.be/wwFsxogUFVc

Posted by: Doof at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (I5AAM)

352
They're making the moosleeeeeeems look bad!

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (1Yy3c)



They do that to themselves quite well.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

353 The truth about mohammedans is offensive - well, yes, we knew that.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (lTGtQ)

354 And, with that, Jordan proves just how kind our Bacon Wench is.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (tT6L1)

355 @342 There's more of that white rage on display.
Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (Ectld)
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Sorry, I'm a Sense Supremist.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (krQz2)

356 353 The truth about mohammedans is offensive - well, yes, we knew that.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (lTGtQ)

Robert Spencer has some thoughts on this…

Posted by: tubal at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (PCK5/)

357 "Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?"

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More than cowards? I hear they die twice.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (wzAuc)

358 nood portland ex-DA

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at May 23, 2024 02:12 PM (ZdexC)

359 "Did you not know African-American women are dying at a higher rate than everybody else?" Lucero asked

I apologize for bringing math to the discussion, but I'm pretty sure the death rate for all races and sexes is exactly 1.0

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2024 02:12 PM (RsQu7)

360 It is comical listening to blacks and their Democrat handlers try to blame white people for everything and no one wants to push back at all. It's bizarre. Watching that go on at my job right now.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:13 PM (Ectld)

361 I apologize for bringing math to the discussion, but I'm pretty sure the death rate for all races and sexes is exactly 1.0
Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2024 02:12 PM (RsQu7)
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Rate includes a timeframe.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:13 PM (krQz2)

362 More than cowards? I hear they die twice.
Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (wzAuc)

A thousand times. Shakespeare said so.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 02:14 PM (1Yy3c)

363 Robinson got more votes than Trump in 2020. I dunno if it is some ordinarily Dem blacks going for Robinson or what.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 02:10 PM (sEYaD)

I've only seen some of Robinson's endorsements this year (online), but it seems Mark has a strong hold on the church-going black community. A lot of pastors are on the Robinson campaign train.

Posted by: mrp at May 23, 2024 02:14 PM (rj6Yv)

364 But in all fairness, as the sole and single greatest perpetuator of evil in the history of mankind, white people kind of deserve it.

Posted by: Ribbed at May 23, 2024 02:08 PM (Ectld)

Scary Christians - Everyone sins and by God's grace alone shall receive forgiveness should they choose to accept it through Christ

The Good People - X group is the perpetrator of all evil in the world and will be punished, and we may decide on a different group tomorrow

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 02:14 PM (fI2Ya)

365 Why did you expect her to know what a capstan is? Can you describe to me the exact mechanical operation and the design of the key parts of the vector-sensitive capture latch in a Russian APAS docking system? Perhaps you should have drawn a sketch for her on a napkin.
Posted by: Gref'

It was 02:30 at a Kwik Trip and they did have napkins, I did have the gun with me and a pen, but it seemed unseemly to pull it out at the coffee counter and disassemble it on a napkin. I mean, it is a rotating motion cylinder or shaft, and in what way can it be stopped or paused? There are terms for this.
Pawl; Cog; Notch; it was more about the concept.
I think the absence of mechanical knowhow has reduced literacy.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:15 PM (9yXr+)

366 Disparate, unequal, not identical.

No two people are identical.
Statistically impossible. The closer you look, the less identical they are likely to be.
Keep it simple, count total hairs on whole body, weight as measured by scale accurate to the milligram, and age to the split second...

Now compare two arbitrary groups of people.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at May 23, 2024 02:16 PM (OK/wy)

367 No two people are identical.
Statistically impossible. The closer you look, the less identical they are likely to be.
Keep it simple, count total hairs on whole body, weight as measured by scale accurate to the milligram, and age to the split second...

Now compare two arbitrary groups of people.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher'

It's a favorite of mine to point out that even of two Things might seem identical, even they ARE identical, down to the last measurement, they must be crafted in different moments in Time.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:18 PM (9yXr+)

368 Can you describe to me the exact mechanical operation and the design of the key parts of the vector-sensitive capture latch in a Russian APAS docking system?'

WTF?

Why are you talking like this.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:20 PM (9yXr+)

369 A while ago it was discovered in the NFL combine interviews that a player from Florida State didn't know how to read at all.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 23, 2024 02:20 PM (TcRmE)

370 It's funny that the people who proclaim so adamantly that they believe in a system whose lesson is that those at the top end of the gradient of "fitness" demand nature to yield everything in equal portions.

Nah, it's not funny. It's fucking nuts.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:23 PM (krQz2)

371 "Therefore, they want to continue racially discriminating so that they can't be sued by minorities."

This will only ensure that they get sued by more minorities. What they're worried about is getting sued by the majority that they are in the process of replacing.

Posted by: Kitchener Lesley at May 23, 2024 02:24 PM (nVi9d)

372 Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at May 23, 2024 02:11 PM (wzAuc)

Actually 1,000 times.

Posted by: Bill S at May 23, 2024 02:24 PM (wGerL)

373 It's a favorite of mine to point out that even of two Things might seem identical, even they ARE identical, down to the last measurement, they must be crafted in different moments in Time.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 23, 2024 02:18 PM (9yXr+)
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Have you ever seen industrially fine-finished metal under a microscope?

It's still a crag of canyons.

No two things are identical.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:26 PM (krQz2)

374 The reports about Milei's success in Argentina in just five months have NOT been greatly exaggerated...his crusade to return Argentinian currency to its actual value has been the greatest success - that and letting the people of his country be free of government servitude under 80 years of idiotic and destructive socialist rule.

If Milei lasts for another two years, Argentina will be a paradise of freedom, wealth and production...if he lasts. Hardships needed to cure the patient are always hard to endure, and already the Argentinian legislation is balking at more cuts to the typical 80-year government pay outs system to criminal lay abouts - payments that were worthless anyway given the useless over inflated money there. But old habits are tough to correct, not after that many decades of useless labor culture...

Still, give it two years - the way it's going, if Milei succeeds, might have to buy a retirement home in Buenos Aires.

Posted by: Boswell at May 23, 2024 02:30 PM (K+UlC)

375 Rate includes a timeframe.
Posted by: Axeman


So "fertility rate" is measured in children/time? Because I've always seen it in children/woman. As in, 2.2 is the fertility rate needed to maintain a stable population size.

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2024 02:30 PM (RsQu7)

376 Rate includes a timeframe.
Posted by: Axeman

So "fertility rate" is measured in children/time? Because I've always seen it in children/woman. As in, 2.2 is the fertility rate needed to maintain a stable population size.
Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2024 02:30 PM (RsQu7)
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Yeah, when you can produce more than 1.

You can't contribute more than 1 to the death rate. So, it's over time.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 02:50 PM (krQz2)

377 "If a Democrat is elected POTUS in November, everything described in this post and everything Biden has done for 3.5 years will be continued - on steroids."

Biden has been enormously destructive but he has not backed off or admitted a single mistake he has made, or a single decision or policy he might even rethink or possibly change. They have gone full bore ramming their crap home.

The country is in rough shape and he has brought it to the brink. If we as a country are not smart enough after four years of the results of hard core Democrat rule to make a change...well I would expect if they remain in power they would view it as an absolute mandate to charge ahead, further than they have.

Posted by: RM at May 23, 2024 02:56 PM (urbih)

378 Anyone who has had kids in high school over the last ten years knows why college kids don't read. They haven't had to. Literature and composition classes turned into "critical reading" and instead of reading classic English Lit starting with Shakespeare and moving forward to the 20th century, they read excerpts of essays and poems about racism and vaginas.

Posted by: Lost My Cookies at May 23, 2024 03:00 PM (kYEdG)

379 When someone ᴡrites an piece ᧐f writing he/she retains the іdea of a user in his/her mind
that how а user can know it. Tһerefore that's wһy this post is great.

Thanks!

Posted by: tidings at May 23, 2024 03:17 PM (aCqYG)

380 "...and no one wants to push back at all. It's bizarre. Watching that go on at my job right now."

No pushback = get to keep the job...bigot.

Another O'Barry son/daughter is suing Derek Chauvin (read: Minneapolis taxpayers) for 90 mil.

Why not? Maybe we can all jump on that gravy train...anybody here got any Fentanyl?

Posted by: Ju at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (aTmM/)

381 Vote harder you bastarddy

Posted by: Roberto at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (Tnelo)

382 Vote harder you bastards

Posted by: Roberto at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (Tnelo)

383 Needed to add sarc/off...

Posted by: Ju at May 23, 2024 05:23 PM (aTmM/)

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