May 27, 2014

Tuition refund in order

Or, journalism.

Never before have I prayed so intently for my sons to find an interest in something offered by the University of Phoenix.  Jesus.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 2:59pm
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  1. Wow.
    So I guess none of their journalism graduates would be prepared to do any war or crime reporting. Or anything else that might be emotionally harmful. Geez.

  2. Don’t short sell a good vocational or technical institute.

    Assuming those haven’t all been outsourced to either China or India by 2022.

  3. Student papers are so people can moan about the new student parking being so far away, see what band is playing in the Union on Friday night, and get coupons for burritos or and hookah bars.

    Real news papers are so dogs have something to shit on when they can’t get outside.

  4. it’s all about their feelings what they feel inside in their special feeling place

  5. And badly drawn unfunny cartoons.

  6. Ban education and journalism degrees, and all majors that end in “…Studies.”

  7. Give the kids a break, they may have to quote Janet Napolitano for that article.

  8. At this point “journalism” is not only dead, but starting to smell bad.

    Might as well just replace the whole lot of ‘em with some Narrative Science bots or some sort of Google counterpart and call it a day.

    Heck, I doubt anyone would notice the difference (but I would miss the New York Post’s delightful outlook on the world…).

  9. Maths. Get them interested in the maths.

  10. she’s such a filthy whore

    i don’t think she should be around food if we’re going to serve it to kids

  11. Ban education and journalism degrees, and all majors that end in “…Studies.”

    I was pursuing a PhD in “Romance Studies.”

    Meaning language, linguistics, and literature of Latin-derived tongues, is all. None of that weird stuff.

  12. >I was pursuing a PhD in “Romance Studies.”<

    nah you were studying the latin language, culture, and off shoots. did you study latin disfunction? no body notices latin disfunction.

  13. They’ve probably renamed that major “Cisheteropatriarchy Studies: Western Mediterranean Macho Culture.”

  14. My degree is in “Government,” now named “Institutional Double Plus Good Revolution.”

  15. They could have prefaced it with trigger warnings and reported on it anyway.

  16. Let me second Ernst’s trade school recommendation, a good electrician, plumber, or welder will earn as much or more than your average graduate without the burden of crushing student loan debt. An associate degree from a technical school or serving a three or four year apprenticeship gives a much better bang for the buck than a degree in “angry studies”.

  17. I would say learn a trade and then go to college later if you want to. There is no reason to go to college right out of high school except for tradition.

    I wish I had done some hard work before going to college. I probably would have been a better student.

  18. college? learn the stuff what be interesting to you. me thermodynamics yes-christian marriage/irish literature/vibration engineering with no

  19. My brother never went to college and after 30 years in construction — whereupon California’s bubble burst — he’s homebound and on state disability with a mentally disturbed wife, two troubled stepdaughters, and too much invested in his home to consider leaving and starting over at 56.

    I got two college degrees that have done me no material good and most of what has gone well for me has been because of who I married and the fact we’re both content to stay together.

    It was even for her that I shook California off my boots while the getting was good.

  20. the getting is still very good

  21. Then git.

    Me? I’m going to enjoy the Santayananesque thrill of watching the plains states try to keep the “Calies” out Grapes of Wrath style.

  22. i will git in due time

    I’m committed through January and if I left now I would have to break up with my orthodontist and we’re busy right now making me super-gorgeous so I can have a winning go-get-em-tiger smile like Jared Padalecki

    after that though i’m probably going to mosey

  23. “Grapes of Wrath”

    Grapes of Wrath (both book and film) was purple agitprop bullshit though. About all it got right was that some Okies moved to California for a while to find work. You can’t get real life revenge for some invented FDR dick sucking disguised as a historical novel.

  24. that bitch Annie and her little bitch dog sucked them some FDR dick too

  25. I’m hoping that when the Cali’s get out of the left-oid reality distortion fumes they’ll see that they were sitting in a pile of dry leaves the whole time and the fantastical faerie banquet they were attending was all a glamor.

  26. annie are you ok

    are you ok

    are you ok annie?

  27. “Ban education and journalism degrees, and all majors that end in “…Studies.””

    Prediction: Some troll will try to use this as proof that right wingers seriously want to assume command of the education system by force an that proves Nazi racist rape Koch Brothers pollution 1% something.

  28. Like they’d be against it if we did want to.

  29. Now that’s interesting. How did ‘feets 9;46 & 9:47 (comments 10835-75 &-77) get interpolated between Palaeo’s 9:44, 9:47 & 9:53? (comments 10835-69, -70 & -72?)

    I’m not suggesting anything nefarious, or even untoward. I’m just wondering how wordress goes about insterting comments into a thread that weren’t there a minute or two ago.

  30. I can’t seem to type worth a damn right now, can I?

  31. National Soros Radio

    One of the most horrifying [reactions] has been the pushback that “not all men do this,” “not all men think like this.” Well, of course, not all men are killers, not all men are violent misogynists. But the idea that before we speak about misogynistic extremism we should take men’s feelings into account and make sure no man listening to that conversation feels threatened or has his ego bruised, that’s really, really dangerous. That’s the language of silencing. And that’s what the #YesAllWomen hashtag was a response to.

    yup hoochie

    that is indeed fucking horrifying

    sweetie please to tell us more about your deep thoughts about hashtags

    Change doesn’t happen when one person stands on a platform and says something powerful. Change is about tiny little alterations in mindset, and the Internet lets that happen much, much faster and much, much easier. It makes it impossible to ignore. And personally for me, that’s what a hashtag does; that’s what it’s about. It all happens so much faster, and it happens on a much more intimate, personal level. It’s both personal and political, and that’s what makes it so powerful.

    that’s what it’s all about, bitches

    #hashtagsftw

    http://www.npr.org/2014/05/27/316452303/a-killers-manifesto-reveals-wide-reach-of-misogyny-online

  32. I’m gonna be pissed off if Happy Feet is alter ego. I deserve a better shadow self than that. I never should have let that Zingaran water elf soul-touch my ka.

  33. ” Well, of course, not all men are killers, not all men are violent misogynists. But the idea that before we speak about misogynistic extremism we should take men’s feelings into account and make sure no man listening to that conversation feels threatened or has his ego bruised, that’s really, really dangerous.”

    Unless we apply this “principle” to muslims. Then suddenly it’s “shut your islamophobic mouth you stinking racist* ‘Murican”.

    *(despite muslims not being a race)

    cisheterowesternimperialistwhitemen are fungible for purposes of assigning the class guilt from the actions of individuals. Muslims? Even leftists? HELL NO! That’s different! WAY WAY WAY different! Trigger warning! Outrage!

  34. Skynet wants blog threads to be better organized.

  35. Change doesn’t happen when one person stands on a platform and says something powerful.

    Does that mean we can stop observing MLK Day and take his name off all those streets?

  36. Y’know, happyfeet, and I mean this with all sincerity, –really, I’m not busting your balls this time– you’re point would have been much stronger without the hootchie and sweetie and bitches internet tought guy swagger. The feminazi double standard speaks for itself here, just like the other leftist double standards do in the many items that geoffb linked earlier today.

    You’re hootie sweetie bitch so much of the time that when you have a real, honest to God point to make, it gets lost in all the noise, because, well, you’re always hootie sweetie bitch this and hootie sweetie bitch that.

    That’s why so many here, myself included, consider you a troll. Because 90 to 95% of your schtick is bullshit, interspersed with just enough sincerity to keep folks like cranky and Mcgehee and myself from constantly playing whack-a-troll on you. And, moreover, it’s not just bullshit, it’s deliberately, calculatedly offenisve bullshit. Reading you besmirching military service on Memorial Day reminded me of that Gene Hackman line from Unforgiven Truth be told, I wouldn’t mind seeing you get the Richard Harris treatment.

    You’re either very, very disordered, or your the best damn troll on the internets.

    And if being the best damn troll on the internet is your goal here , then I can only feel deeply sorry for you and the hollowness of your existence.

  37. mostly i just need a hug

  38. Personally, I think you need somebody who loves you enough to beat some respect into you. I’m sorry your parents didn’t love you the way you deserved, but that’s no reason to take it out on the rest of us.

  39. this is the language of silencing

  40. Anything is the language of silencing if you want it to be. No ground means you can just fall and fall forever and never even know.

  41. You only say that because you have almost nothing to say that’s actually worth saying.

  42. You know what I admire about Jeff? Jeff knows he’s a fucking pain in the ass, and he’s willing to accept the consequences because that’s what integrity demands.

    Happyfeet is a pain in the fucking ass, and he thinks he’s a goddamn Bob Hope, and that we’re too fucking stupid to understand the joke.

    The difference between Hope and the Pichachu being that Hope respected his audience, and ‘feets has no audience, because the only person he’s interested in amusing is himself.

  43. “Kay, different approach, because you’ve got me playing your game.

    That was a hug. Dumbass.

  44. Jeff also seems to have anger when he’s angry. He’s reacting to a real thing in a real way. HF seems to be putting on a show like he’s modeling vintage jeans at a flea market that he only goes to because it’s ironic that someone like him would go to a flea market. I can’t get my head far up my ass enough to relate. I guess my head’s too big or my ass is too small.

  45. That would be because Jeff is authentic, and happyfeet is, or, at the very least, has chosen to be, a poseur.

    Vogue baby

  46. i’m super-authentic ask me about my honor student

  47. HF is sort of like a blend of Meghan McCain and Andy Dick.

    Only less busty and more sober?

  48. i have to go watch deadwood now

  49. Okay, tell us about your honor student.

  50. realized the honor student gambit was a loser, huh? Enjoy deadwood. It’s likely to be the most productive thing you’ve done with your free time today.

  51. Lessee… griefer says something disgusting, gets called on it… griefer fires off distractions like an aircraft deploying chaff and flares to evade incoming missiles. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  52. He has taken it upon himself to slowly drive people away from this site. It has worked on a few.

  53. Only less busty and more sober?

    At least one of these assumes facts not in evidence.

  54. You only say that because you have almost nothing to say that’s actually worth saying.

    Or worth reading.

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