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Extended ‘funemployment’

by Kafir ( 109 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Economy, Politics at May 11th, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Unemployed for 27 Weeks and Over

Graph of the day at American Thinker from the St. Louis Fed/FRED.

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  1. buzzsawmonkey
    1 | May 11, 2010 5:35 pm

    CCC se puede!


  2. RIX
    2 | May 11, 2010 5:38 pm

    See, this is exactly the kind of distracting, diversionary information that the Dear Leader warned us about.
    Assume the lotus position & chant Obama, Obamaaa, Obamaaaa.
    And remember to report all negatibve comments to whitehouse.org.


  3. buzzsawmonkey
    3 | May 11, 2010 5:53 pm

    “I have seen the future, and it doesn’t work.”


  4. chickadee
    4 | May 11, 2010 5:56 pm

    There a lot of people who will stay on the dole as long as zero makes it possible.
    These are the new welfare bums whose vote he is counting on.


  5. RIX
    5 | May 11, 2010 5:58 pm

    chickadee wrote:

    There a lot of people who will stay on the dole as long as zero makes it possible.
    These are the new welfare bums whose vote he is counting on.

    Dependent people usually vote democrat.
    BHO does not do this out of generosity.


  6. vagabond trader
    6 | May 11, 2010 6:01 pm

    All you need do is check the permanent unemployment rates of the EU member states.Its a feature, not a bug in their system.


  7. chickadee
    7 | May 11, 2010 6:05 pm

    RIX wrote:

    chickadee wrote:

    There a lot of people who will stay on the dole as long as zero makes it possible.
    These are the new welfare bums whose vote he is counting on.

    Dependent people usually vote democrat.
    BHO does not do this out of generosity.

    Commies don’t have a heart. Everything they do is abt. staying in power.


  8. chickadee
    8 | May 11, 2010 6:10 pm

    vagabond trader wrote:

    All you need do is check the permanent unemployment rates of the EU member states.Its a feature, not a bug in their system.

    It is why they are failing. It is disgusting that socialism is failing there, right now, in real time and zero keeps pushing it here.


  9. waldensianspirit
    9 | May 11, 2010 6:10 pm

    Hey President Obama? You suck


  10. 10 | May 11, 2010 6:10 pm

    But I thought we are having the greatest economic boom in our history?


  11. 11 | May 11, 2010 6:10 pm

    @ chickadee:

    He’s pushing Cloward-Piven.


  12. chickadee
    12 | May 11, 2010 6:14 pm

    I just caught a snippet of Mark Levin talking abt. Russia encountering 11 Somali pirates today and none were Mirandized, none were taken into custody for civilian trials. Unfortunately, they all died in a gun battle “while trying to escape.”
    Has anyone heard this? Please tell me that it is true.


  13. 13 | May 11, 2010 6:17 pm

    Live! It’s The Return of the Great Depression, starring Barack Hussein Obama!


  14. RIX
    14 | May 11, 2010 6:17 pm

    chickadee
    6 | May 11, 2010 18:
    Commies don’t have a heart. Everything they do is abt. staying in power.

    Yes, Joseph Stalin was a perfect example.

    Joseph Stalin -- Wikiquote
    Said in April, 1945, as quoted in Conversations with Stalin (1963) by Milovan … Variants: One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is just a statistic. ..

    Nice guy.


  15. 15 | May 11, 2010 6:18 pm

    Hmmm, The Jawa Report reporting Mullah Omar’s capture…


  16. 16 | May 11, 2010 6:21 pm

    @ doriangrey:

    Yeah we had that story yesterday. No official confirmation.


  17. 17 | May 11, 2010 6:22 pm

    @ chickadee:

    Yes it’s true. The Russians stormed the ship and dealt with the Jihadis without mercy.


  18. Nevergiveup
    18 | May 11, 2010 6:22 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ doriangrey:

    Yeah we had that story yesterday. No official confirmation.

    But one hell of a handsome man ha?


  19. RIX
    19 | May 11, 2010 6:23 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Hmmm, The Jawa Report reporting Mullah Omar’s capture…

    The Times of India is saying that Pakistani officials are claiming
    that they captured Mullah Omar in March.
    We’ll see.


  20. 20 | May 11, 2010 6:24 pm

    OT:

    I apologize for the interruption, but this from Israel Matzav is important!

    Sign the petition to name the Temple Mount an Israeli National Heritage Site

    As Carl said:

    Do you know what would make Barack Hussein Obama really angry? If Israel were to name the Temple Mount an Israeli National Heritage Site. Here’s your chance to make it happen.

    No sites in Judea and Samaria were included on the list – until wide-scale protests and politicking by coalition whip MK Ze’ev Elkin and others led to the inclusion of the Machpelah Cave (Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hevron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem. These are the only two sites on the National Heritage Sites list that are located in areas liberated by Israel during the Six Day War of 1967.

    A petition to Netanyahu urging him to include the Temple Mount, site of both Holy Temples, has garnered nearly 3,100 signatures at http://www.gopetition.com/online/35455.html.

    “The Temple Mount is the holiest site in the world for the Jewish people,” the petition states, “yet the Muslim authorities, aided by Israel Police, systematically deny the right of religious expression on the Mount to all non-Muslims. On numerous occasions the High Court of Justice has upheld the Jewish people’s right to pray at the site, yet the police continue to prevent this. Furthermore, Jewish visitors are harassed and degraded… Israeli law is not recognized by the Wakf authorities; illegal digging has destroyed priceless historical remnants of Jerusalem’s Jewish history. Please, end this travesty and… include the Temple Mount in your ‘Heritage Plan’of sites significant to the Jewish people.”

    The Temple Institute in Jerusalem notes that though the Temple Mount is the holiest place in the world, “Jews and all non-Moslems are denied the right to pray in groups, and even as individuals; this refusal is accompanied by their constant degradation, and they are granted no opportunity for any religious expression whatsoever on the Temple Mount.”

    The Temple Institute further states: “Only Jews are forced to wait an extended period of time before being allowed through security. Only Jews are forced to present their ID’s to the police. Only Jews are followed and harassed by Israeli police and Muslim Wakf guards throughout the entire visit on the Mount. Only Jews are arrested for crimes such as prayer, closing eyes, bowing down or singing.”

    Tick off Obama. Go sign the petition. Let’s make this one go viral.


  21. RIX
    21 | May 11, 2010 6:24 pm

    See ya later.


  22. citizen_q
    22 | May 11, 2010 6:25 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ doriangrey:
    Yeah we had that story yesterday. No official confirmation.

    But one hell of a handsome man ha?

    Bet he smells good to. /


  23. citizen_q
    23 | May 11, 2010 6:27 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    Live! It’s The Return of the Great Depression, starring Barack Hussein Obama!

    I think they are aiming for something bigger than a depression. I think zero is aiming for a new dark age, complete with an aristocracy and serfs.


  24. 24 | May 11, 2010 6:27 pm

    And the fun part is this doesn’t include the people who were gotten rid of in a way the couldn’t collect unemployment (a favorite of employers in my part of the woods), or those who can no longer collect it.


  25. 25 | May 11, 2010 6:29 pm

    @ RIX:

    That probably was the source for that story. Let’s wait for more confirmation.


  26. 26 | May 11, 2010 6:30 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    That is the goal of Progressives, Neo-Feudalism.


  27. 27 | May 11, 2010 6:33 pm

    @ Mars:
    The Baucus version of the Hellcare bull basically had the establishment of debtors prisons for those who couldn’t pay for insurance.


  28. 28 | May 11, 2010 6:33 pm

    @ citizen_q:
    that was meant to reply to you. lol. damn talking to myself again.


  29. 29 | May 11, 2010 6:38 pm

    When questioned about it, Baucus hiccuped, belched, and fell off the stage. My Senator ladies and gentlemen he’ll be here for years.
    /Actually he didn’t, but he was never able to give a coherent answer to people on why he thought throwing American citizens in jail for not buying a product was acceptable.


  30. citizen_q
    30 | May 11, 2010 6:38 pm

    Mars wrote:

    @ citizen_q:
    that was meant to reply to you. lol. damn talking to myself again.

    Your #24? No worries, I mess-up all the time. Often its just me, sometimes no-script (I use the firefox browser) helps me.


  31. lobo91
    31 | May 11, 2010 6:38 pm

    And over the next several weeks, things are just going to get worse, as a whole bunch of people graduate from either high school or college and enter the workforce.


  32. 32 | May 11, 2010 6:38 pm

    @ citizen_q:
    Yeah, I had to ditch no-script, made some websites that I go to impossible.


  33. 33 | May 11, 2010 6:40 pm

    @ lobo91:

    It’s OK the economy is roaring!
    /


  34. citizen_q
    34 | May 11, 2010 6:42 pm

    Mars wrote:

    When questioned about it, Baucus hiccuped, belched, and fell off the stage. My Senator ladies and gentlemen he’ll be here for years.
    /Actually he didn’t, but he was never able to give a coherent answer to people on why he thought throwing American citizens in jail for not buying a product was acceptable.

    Hmmm….at first I thought you might have had a Senator Bacchus. :-)

    http://www.answers.com/topic/bacchus


  35. Nevergiveup
    35 | May 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    And over the next several weeks, things are just going to get worse, as a whole bunch of people graduate from either high school or college and enter the workforce.

    And most will enter the mom and dad welfare program for recent grads without any skills what so ever other than partying. All hail the American Education System


  36. chickadee
    36 | May 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ chickadee:

    Yes it’s true. The Russians stormed the ship and dealt with the Jihadis without mercy.

    That is the only way to handle such a scourge. Once word gets out that these scum can’t just sail up and take control of huge ships and their crews, we will see piracy go down.
    (What a novel approach to piracy on the high seas . . . stopping them in their tracks.)


  37. lobo91
    37 | May 11, 2010 6:43 pm

    My tier I extended unemployment runs out in about 2 1/2 weeks. That’ll be 52 weeks unemployed for me.

    After that, there’s 13 weeks of Tier II, and 13 weeks of Tier III, which basically goes to about Thanksgiving.

    Colorado doesn’t qualify for Tier IV, because our unemployment rate isn’t high enough.

    Funny…mine is 100%.


  38. 38 | May 11, 2010 6:45 pm

    @ lobo91:

    That sucks.


  39. 39 | May 11, 2010 6:45 pm

    @ citizen_q:
    Google his youtube videos, not a lot of difference. Has addressed the Senate while wasted a number of times. Rumors that he had a stroke some years ago cannot account for his utter incoherence in several speeches.


  40. lobo91
    40 | May 11, 2010 6:46 pm

    @ chickadee:

    Unfortunately, our people won’t do that.

    We end up capturing them and turning them over to a court in Kenya, since Somalia doesn’t have a functioning government.

    I think the Kenyans mostly turn them loose.


  41. 41 | May 11, 2010 6:47 pm

    @ chickadee:

    AGreed but the West doesn’t have the balls.

    We must be tolerant and compassionate!
    /


  42. 42 | May 11, 2010 6:47 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I think the Kenyans mostly turn them loose.

    After a ransom probably.


  43. citizen_q
    43 | May 11, 2010 6:48 pm

    chickadee wrote:

    Rodan wrote:
    @ chickadee:
    Yes it’s true. The Russians stormed the ship and dealt with the Jihadis without mercy.

    That is the only way to handle such a scourge. Once word gets out that these scum can’t just sail up and take control of huge ships and their crews, we will see piracy go down.
    (What a novel approach to piracy on the high seas . . . stopping them in their tracks.)

    From the halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli……

    Send so many of them to their celestial virgins, that allah will wonder if the U.S. military is a muslim dating service.


  44. 44 | May 11, 2010 6:48 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I’ve been pretty much unemployed since 2002. 4 1/2 years college plus a few two to three month jobs. That’s been it. Now since I’m a PCA for my disabled father and probably will be for the rest of his life, I can’t see myself getting hired in my 60′s and 70′s since he’s got another 20 to 30 years left.


  45. lobo91
    45 | May 11, 2010 6:48 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I’m sure they call it a “fine.”

    But yeah.


  46. chickadee
    46 | May 11, 2010 6:50 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    And over the next several weeks, things are just going to get worse, as a whole bunch of people graduate from either high school or college and enter the workforce.

    And most will enter the mom and dad welfare program for recent grads without any skills what so ever other than partying. All hail the American Education System

    The libs are happy. They spent 50 years trying to bring abt. the destruction of the American Education system, turning out brain washed, indoctrinated little mush heads.
    And so much money is spent on this result. What a fcking waste, in every way.


  47. 47 | May 11, 2010 6:52 pm

    @ chickadee:
    What private schools do for under 8000 a student per year, public school can’t do with 16000 per student a year. And they keep begging for more.


  48. citizen_q
    48 | May 11, 2010 6:54 pm

    @ Mars:
    That is a really rough hand you’ve been delt. I wish you the best in facing it.


  49. 50 | May 11, 2010 6:57 pm

    @ Mars:

    That sucks!


  50. 51 | May 11, 2010 6:57 pm

    @ savages_girl:

    Thanks for that!


  51. savages_girl
    52 | May 11, 2010 6:58 pm

    @ Rodan:
    You’re welcome!


  52. 53 | May 11, 2010 6:59 pm

    OT:

    H/T: Atlas Shrugs

    Meanwhile in Sweden…

    Artist Attacked by Muslims During Free Speech Lecture UPDATE: VIDEO ALLAHU AKBAR!


  53. goddessoftheclassroom
    54 | May 11, 2010 6:59 pm

    @ Mars:
    Give public schools the same latitude for discipline and expulsion and you’ll see similar results.


  54. chickadee
    55 | May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

    Mars wrote:

    @ chickadee:
    What private schools do for under 8000 a student per year, public school can’t do with 16000 per student a year. And they keep begging for more.

    It’s a racket now. Too many teachers think abt, fattening their retirement fund and having all their benefits, They are pricing themselves out of the market. Especially since many can not read or write adequately themselves. Teaching used to be an honored profession.


  55. buzzsawmonkey
    56 | May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

    WrathofG-d wrote:

    Meanwhile in Sweden…

    Artist Attacked by Muslims During Free Speech Lecture UPDATE: VIDEO ALLAHU AKBAR!

    Orcs.


  56. Nevergiveup
    57 | May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

    Yankees rained out in Detroit


  57. 58 | May 11, 2010 7:02 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:
    Agreed, also let the teachers have a little more flexibility in how they teach. My mother has worked at a Montessori school for 10 years and my research has shown a nearly perfect success rate for Montessori methods. Though locally we only have pre-school and kindergarten.


  58. buzzsawmonkey
    59 | May 11, 2010 7:04 pm

    chickadee wrote:

    Teaching used to be an honored profession.

    Teaching is still an honored profession.

    Unfortunately, there are many people in the profession who are unworthy of that honor. Too many people putting on Ayers.


  59. goddessoftheclassroom
    60 | May 11, 2010 7:04 pm

    @ Mars:
    Also, people tend to value more things they pay for.


  60. lobo91
    61 | May 11, 2010 7:04 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Yankees rained out in Detroit

    I have a ticket for tonight’s Sky Sox game, but I’m not going.

    It’s 42 degrees, windy, and supposed to rain/snow.

    Fortunately, tickets for Tuesday evening games are only $2.


  61. chickadee
    62 | May 11, 2010 7:05 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:
    Of course you are an exception to the rule.
    :)


  62. Nevergiveup
    63 | May 11, 2010 7:05 pm

    Why are they having hearings on the oil rig blast int he Gulf? Shouldn’t they be concentrating on stopping the leak? I mean do all these people in congress have their heads up their asses?


  63. 64 | May 11, 2010 7:06 pm

    Right now in our school district 2 percent of the teachers are receiving 40% of the pay. Most of those no longer teach and are instead working in the administration building. They are also all within 4 years of retirement. One of our candidates for school board a couple years ago showed that we could early retire those and hire new teachers at actual competitive wages. That includes their retirement benefits. By the time we were done we would have twice as many qualified teachers hired on at 30,000+ a year instead of the 18,000 a year we are hiring at now.


  64. savages_girl
    65 | May 11, 2010 7:08 pm

    @ WrathofG-d:
    #53 -- Wrath -- you posted the same thing I did 2 posts before yours!


  65. lobo91
    66 | May 11, 2010 7:08 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Why are they having hearings on the oil rig blast int he Gulf? Shouldn’t they be concentrating on stopping the leak? I mean do all these people in congress have their heads up their asses?

    No to mention that fact that whatever they’re talking about right now as a cause is pure speculation.


  66. chickadee
    67 | May 11, 2010 7:08 pm

    I think it says a lot that from zero on down, the left is not happy at the prospect of giving up it’s monopoly on “educating” our children. Look how zero tried to end the charter schools in D.C.


  67. The Osprey
    68 | May 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    citizen_q wrote:
    citizen_q wrote:

    I think they are aiming for something bigger than a depression. I think zero is aiming for a new dark age, complete with an aristocracy and serfs.

    Osprey don’t serf.


  68. savages_girl
    69 | May 11, 2010 7:09 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:
    #60 -- goddess -- I still remember all my teachers and have great memories of most of them! Some of us still value teachers :)
    {goddess}


  69. lobo91
    70 | May 11, 2010 7:10 pm

    chickadee wrote:

    I think it says a lot that from zero on down, the left is not happy at the prospect of giving up it’s monopoly on “educating” our children. Look how zero tried to end the charter schools in D.C.

    He brought in a great pick to be Secretary of Education.

    Very few people have experience at running as big a failing school system as Duncan.


  70. buzzsawmonkey
    71 | May 11, 2010 7:11 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    I mean do all these people in congress have their heads up their asses?

    Their actions are very logical. Proctological, true—but logical nonetheless.


  71. 72 | May 11, 2010 7:11 pm

    @ savages_girl:

    Next thread coming up!


  72. Nevergiveup
    73 | May 11, 2010 7:12 pm

    Did Biden’s son have a stroke?


  73. 74 | May 11, 2010 7:13 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Teaching is still an honored profession.

    Agreed!


  74. 75 | May 11, 2010 7:13 pm

    @ Nevergiveup:

    Yes, that is the reports.


  75. goddessoftheclassroom
    76 | May 11, 2010 7:14 pm

    @ savages_girl:
    {savages_girl}

    Awwww…

    With all due modesty, I’ve been told that I’m the English teacher most often requested for the grade I teach.

    I don’t think people would be as outraged over teachers’ benefits as they are becoming if they didn’t feel that some of these teachers were substandard.


  76. citizen_q
    77 | May 11, 2010 7:14 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:
    citizen_q wrote:
    I think they are aiming for something bigger than a depression. I think zero is aiming for a new dark age, complete with an aristocracy and serfs.
    Osprey don’t serf.

    You have made zero a very sad demi-g-d. /


  77. buzzsawmonkey
    78 | May 11, 2010 7:15 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    You have made zero a very sad demi-g-d.

    I think of him more as a sad pander.


  78. 79 | May 11, 2010 7:16 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:

    I have no qualms with teachers getting paid good. In fact I think they are underpaid!


  79. Doppelganger
    80 | May 11, 2010 7:17 pm

    Back to the original topic

    This graph fails to account for the millions of new green jobs

    /


  80. lobo91
    81 | May 11, 2010 7:17 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Did Biden’s son have a stroke?

    We trained his unit (261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade) prior to their deployment in the fall of 2009.

    I didn’t realize that he was 41. He’s a JAG captain, as well as the Delaware AG.

    His father had surgery for a brain aneurysm when he was only 45, so I guess it runs in the family.


  81. citizen_q
    82 | May 11, 2010 7:20 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:
    You have made zero a very sad demi-g-d.
    I think of him more as a sad pander.

    I was thinking of sexual harassment panda. Too funny.

    But perhaps might he might also be a sad panderer?


  82. 83 | May 11, 2010 7:20 pm

    @ Doppelganger:

    Green jobs, I guess they mean when we all have to farm!


  83. Nevergiveup
    84 | May 11, 2010 7:20 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Nevergiveup:

    Yes, that is the reports.

    Well i hope he recovers fully.


  84. lobo91
    85 | May 11, 2010 7:21 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:

    I don’t think people would be as outraged over teachers’ benefits as they are becoming if they didn’t feel that some of these teachers were substandard.

    When I went back to school in the late ’90s to finish my BA, I had students out of the College of Education in several of my classes.

    I was uniformly unimpressed. It really seemed to be the dumping ground for students who shouldn’t have been in the university in the first place.


  85. chickadee
    86 | May 11, 2010 7:22 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    chickadee wrote:

    I think it says a lot that from zero on down, the left is not happy at the prospect of giving up it’s monopoly on “educating” our children. Look how zero tried to end the charter schools in D.C.

    He brought in a great pick to be Secretary of Education.

    Very few people have experience at running as big a failing school system as Duncan.

    zero was involved with Ayers in the “Annenberg Challenge” in Chicago. It was a dismal failure. The students didn’t excel in that ridiculous p.c. setting. All that money down the drain.
    zero’s idea of education is not the same as ours though. He wants students to see their country as the enemy. That is his idea of a sound education. Because, the commies can take it from there.


  86. Nevergiveup
    87 | May 11, 2010 7:22 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Did Biden’s son have a stroke?

    We trained his unit (261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade) prior to their deployment in the fall of 2009.

    I didn’t realize that he was 41. He’s a JAG captain, as well as the Delaware AG.

    His father had surgery for a brain aneurysm when he was only 45, so I guess it runs in the family.

    So I out rank him


  87. citizen_q
    88 | May 11, 2010 7:22 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Doppelganger:
    Green jobs, I guess they mean when we all have to farm!

    Or work for muslims.


  88. 89 | May 11, 2010 7:23 pm

    @ Nevergiveup:

    Agreed!


  89. 90 | May 11, 2010 7:23 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    :lol:


  90. goddessoftheclassroom
    91 | May 11, 2010 7:25 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I am a bit of a snob. I think secondary teachers should have a degree in their subject area.

    I am a cooperating teacher for student teachers from the local university. English Ed majors do NOT get a course in teaching grammar. It infuriates me.


  91. lobo91
    92 | May 11, 2010 7:27 pm

    @ Nevergiveup:

    So I out rank him

    Yup. He’s an O-3. That’s what most JAG officers start as, unless you get someone with a bunch of experience who decides he wants a commission.


  92. lobo91
    93 | May 11, 2010 7:29 pm

    goddessoftheclassroom wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I am a bit of a snob. I think secondary teachers should have a degree in their subject area.
    I am a cooperating teacher for student teachers from the local university. English Ed majors do NOT get a course in teaching grammar. It infuriates me.

    Oh, I absolutely agree.

    If I were in charge, I’d shut down the entire undergraduate program in education, and make it either a masters program or a graduate certificate that you got after getting a BA in a real subject area.


  93. lobo91
    94 | May 11, 2010 7:32 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:

    At my alma mater, UNM, they get a degree in Multicultural Teacher Education, with an emphasis in whatever content area they’re going to teach.

    Seriously.


  94. Empire1
    95 | May 11, 2010 7:32 pm

    @ WrathofG-d:
    Done. I was signer #3345, and left the following comment: “The Mount is a vital part of Israel’s history, and deserves the fullest protection the State of Israel can give it.”


  95. Nevergiveup
    96 | May 11, 2010 7:33 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ Nevergiveup:

    So I out rank him

    Yup. He’s an O-3. That’s what most JAG officers start as, unless you get someone with a bunch of experience who decides he wants a commission.

    But his dad outranks us all and there is the problem


  96. 97 | May 11, 2010 7:33 pm

    test


  97. goddessoftheclassroom
    98 | May 11, 2010 7:34 pm

    @ lobo91:
    I completely agree.
    I earned my BA in English and completed the certificate requirements at the same time. I later earned a Masters in Secondary English Education. As much as I respect my colleagues--and they’re good teachers--they haven’t the breadth of literature study I do.


  98. Nevergiveup
    99 | May 11, 2010 7:35 pm

    Gee it’s just the second inning and the Mets are down 3-0 and the Nats have the base loaded with 2 out


  99. Doppelganger
    100 | May 11, 2010 7:35 pm

    Dork Falcon sighting


  100. lobo91
    101 | May 11, 2010 7:42 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:

    I find the whole system frustrating on a personal level, as well. I would consider teaching at the secondary level, but I would have to go back and get another degree in order to qualify. I have a BA in political science, and a masters in public administration, along with about a decade of experience teaching in the military, but they’d rather hire a 21 year old who’s probably never even voted.

    The alternative credentialing programs are a joke, as well. From what I’ve seen, the only way I could actually get a position is if I were a football coach or something.


  101. Speranza
    102 | May 11, 2010 7:43 pm

    These truly are ominous times we are living in. It can only get worse.


  102. Nevergiveup
    103 | May 11, 2010 7:45 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    These truly are ominous times we are living in. It can only get worse.

    Party pooper


  103. Empire1
    104 | May 11, 2010 7:54 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:

    I am a bit of a snob. I think secondary teachers should have a degree in their subject area.

    I totally agree!

    And just as an aside, it might not be a bad idea for them to read a [Subject Name] for Dummies book, as a hint to where students may have trouble. I did okay in HS chemistry, but didn’t really “get it” until I read “Chemistry for Dummies” by John T. Moore. If I’d had him instead of The Loudmouth (most of the time; dropped his voice when he wanted us to pay attention), I’d have done a lot better.

    I wonder if there’s a “Plane Geometry for Dummies”? I got a courtesy D in that, and I always thought I could’ve done better with a bit of help instead of a ‘you’re just a girl, don’t worry about it’ attitude on the teacher’s part.

    By the way, I got straight As in English. And Mechanical Drawing.


  104. 105 | May 11, 2010 7:55 pm

    @ Empire1:

    I was 3354.


  105. 106 | May 11, 2010 8:02 pm

    @ lobo91:
    Major in bullshit and a minor in horseshit. Perfect for teaching the little shits how to conform to Obama’s demands.


  106. Facetious - bar
    107 | May 11, 2010 8:07 pm

    @ goddessoftheclassroom:
    I was thinking the opposite with regard to my wife being a pre-school teacher. She had to get an AS and put up with a lot of BS just to clean crappy pants.


  107. 108 | May 11, 2010 9:30 pm

    Nevergiveup wrote:

    Why are they having hearings on the oil rig blast int he Gulf? Shouldn’t they be concentrating on stopping the leak? I mean do all these people in congress have their heads up their asses?

    Right now, it’s a show trial. Inquisition.

    Congressional hearings asking the the top management what went wrong. They don’t know, nobody knows until a thorough investigation is done.

    For instance, they asked why was the mud removed from the well bore?
    Because, by federal regulations, you can’t release used mud in the Gulf. The supply boat Bankston was offloading it from the rig. That’s why you change it with seawater. After that remove riser, BOP and associated materials to await the completion rig.

    That’s one of the specifics the top management didn’t have an answer for.


  108. 109 | May 11, 2010 9:32 pm

    goddessoftheclassroom wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    I am a bit of a snob. I think secondary teachers should have a degree in their subject area.
    I am a cooperating teacher for student teachers from the local university. English Ed majors do NOT get a course in teaching grammar. It infuriates me.

    Why bees dat?


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