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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Some of my very best friends are Millwrights.
    I've worked with them when they study for tests on Nukes for shutdowns--and we're now at shutdown season for them right now.
    I've watched them practice their Knots.

    Our custodians at school where I retired have some of the best common sense I've seen.
    Meanwhile, I remember my Air Force Dad complimenting me when I was young:
    "If your head wasn't screwed on, you'd lose it ".

    I've read a lot of your stuff and respect you.
    And your computer skills will be invaluable to our society as you grow older like I am--60.

    My forte was Chem/Physics teaching--and I'm very proud of what the kids have accomplished with THEIR hard work.
    My ultimate goal was to prepare them for that first college year with very tough College Professors in my subject areas.
    Not to mention teaching them how to be a good student in anything--including real life .
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mittner View Post
    Touché.

    I suppose I'm a bit sensitive on the topic since I have nothing more than a high school diploma and a handful of practical, career-focused college courses under my belt. And despite being active and outgoing in extracurricular activities (co-president of Drama Club, Asst. Editor and Chief of the school newspaper), I barely managed to get that high school diploma on time. I just wasn't a good fit for the classroom environment.

    But despite that, I'm now a Vice President for a technology firm in the economic development industry, and I'm only 34. While I do sometimes chuckle at the title, it does represent the high end of my responsibilities to the company. That being said, I doubt I would have climbed the ladder I've climbed if not for a decent amount of intelligence.
    Never sell yourself short.
    I used to get a lot of "you don't know what it's like to have kids" from everyone in my life.
    I'd retort, "aren't you glad to have a teacher who dedicates his whole life to your kids ?
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Hey I take offense at that. LOL

    I graduated from a community college with honors and transferred to a state university. Guess what? At the CC I had small classes, a prof in each classroom, and individual attention. At the state college I had none of that. The state college's claim to fame in the business school was how many they flunked out. If the grade point average on the quizzes were above a C the AI's were blasted.
    I went to two CC's at the same time...high school with ash trays.

    But..you moved on to a real college, so did I...Limbaugh? Not so much....
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I signed one oath of office for an insignificant board of directors position on a county workforce training board...that was enough government for me.
    Tell me about it. My first experience with politics was applying for a state summer job. I was told if I was not a republican I could kiss the job goodbye. That was when my state of Indiana had patronage clearance forms as part of the job application. I had to go around and get signatures from various county officers including the county commissioner. 2 percent of your pay also went to the party of power if you were hired. Evan Bayh got rid of it thank God.

    Being involved in lots of non profits including president I've had my fill of politics. I don't volunteer for anything anymore.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Some of my very best friends are Millwrights.
    I've worked with them when they study for tests on Nukes for shutdowns--and we're now at shutdown season for them right now.
    I've watched them practice their Knots.

    Our custodians at school where I retired have some of the best common sense I've seen.
    Meanwhile, I remember my Air Force Dad complimenting me when I was young:
    "If your head wasn't screwed on, you'd lose it ".

    I've read a lot of your stuff and respect you.
    And your computer skills will be invaluable to our society as you grow older like I am--60.

    My forte was Chem/Physics teaching--and I'm very proud of what the kids have accomplished with THEIR hard work.
    My ultimate goal was to prepare them for that first college year with very tough College Professors in my subject areas.
    Not to mention teaching them how to be a good student in anything--including real life .
    I have a friend that had to go to two universities at once to get his EE degree, he never went to class, just did the tests, same for grad school. His father owned a large machining company that did lots of DOD stuff, he was building satellites in high school. But, he had to do the coursework to get the degrees. Great guy, brilliant in some things...not so much in others...
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Tell me about it. My first experience with politics was applying for a state summer job. I was told if I was not a republican I could kiss the job goodbye. That was when my state of Indiana had patronage clearance forms as part of the job application. I had to go around and get signatures from various county officers including the county commissioner. 2 percent of your pay also went to the party of power if you were hired. Evan Bayh got rid of it thank God.

    Being involved in lots of non profits including president I've had my fill of politics. I don't volunteer for anything anymore.
    LOL...mine came about as a result of my position in the local employment/hiring/workforce readiness community..sat on a few boards. Still sit on one board, but that is easy and fun and we get to deal with DOL folks....
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I went to two CC's at the same time...high school with ash trays.

    But..you moved on to a real college, so did I...Limbaugh? Not so much....
    Perhaps but the classes were the same at the CC. No difference. Trig was trig, organic chem was organic chem, etc., etc., Now some of my fellow students there... that was a different story. Only four or five us graduated with our science degrees. Our prof was a real SOB. Not an easy man to please.

    Here's something crazy. All of my out of state credits transferred from the CC to the university in Indiana. My twin who has taken courses at an extension of that university was not allowed to transfer any. And some of the profs were the same profs!

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Indiana huh?
    We used to go to Bill Monroe's Bean Blossom every year back in the 70's and 80's.
    I'm a rock-and-roll guy but I can dig on most everything--like Risky's thread on old-time country.

    How about your governor Pence tacking to the center--kinda pissed off the TEAs.
    And I like Sen. Donnelly but don't hear enough from him.
    And just love 80/90 when they replace tollway people with machines that **** up .
    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Tell me about it. My first experience with politics was applying for a state summer job. I was told if I was not a republican I could kiss the job goodbye. That was when my state of Indiana had patronage clearance forms as part of the job application. I had to go around and get signatures from various county officers including the county commissioner. 2 percent of your pay also went to the party of power if you were hired. Evan Bayh got rid of it thank God.

    Being involved in lots of non profits including president I've had my fill of politics. I don't volunteer for anything anymore.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Palin's greatest crime was that she ran for VP and is a woman. That just pissed the left off so much they stalk her to this day. Of course with them it's hands off guys like Bill Clinton who party on down.
    No, Palin's greatest crime was she was a clown that was selected by John McCain to run as a VP, in a move that amounted to a hail mary to save his already off the rails campaign. The move not only exposed McCain's poor judgement, but the fact that so many took her seriously exposed the lack of judgment on the part of too many of the electorate... We not only had a uneducated politician so close to such a high office; we had an uneducated electorate that was willing to put her there. That all said, most of us are glad that her 15 minutes of fame finally ran out (a year or two late)....

    It appears, however, that she may have stolen a page from Tonya Harding (I swear they are cousins or sorority sisters, of something) on how to stay in the news. event does nothing by further her reputation as a minor league, backwater politician called up to have a cup of coffee in the majors because the parent club was going nowhere and needed to sell tickets.

    At the end of the day, Sarah Palin is harmless. What is really scary are the people that think she could be a leader.
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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    But I thought were supposed to ignore academic superiority? You know like Obama's over Palin's?
    Academic superiority ?

    I served with grunts who were high school dropouts who had a 130 GCT.

    George W. Bush flew the F-102 Delta Dagger, considered the most difficult aircraft to fly in the Air Force. Not really a fighter but an interceptor armed with nuclear tipped air to air missiles. Most Air Force fighter jocks couldn't qualify flying the F-102.

    Sorry but the Air Force doesn't put dumb people in the cockpit of a fighter, especially a F-102.

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    Re: Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I've read a lot of your stuff and respect you.
    And your computer skills will be invaluable to our society as you grow older like I am--60.
    Thanks, and I certainly hope so. Technology is a constantly moving target, and programming is even faster paced. New languages, database technologies, frameworks, etc. pop up every few years and it's tough to keep up with them to remain competitive. So I've tried to diversify myself some, entering the realm of management and now higher level decision making. I'm hoping that provides a path for me even if I fall behind on the latest and greatest technologies.

    My forte was Chem/Physics teaching--and I'm very proud of what the kids have accomplished with THEIR hard work.
    My ultimate goal was to prepare them for that first college year with very tough College Professors in my subject areas.
    Not to mention teaching them how to be a good student in anything--including real life .
    Heh- chemistry is one of those classes I can't actually remember passing, but I must have since I graduated. I had wanted physics but it was full. The harder a subject is to learn, the harder it's got to be to teach. And the patience and conviction to deal with kids... I could never do that. I've never liked that phrase, "those who can't do, teach". The people saying that clearly don't remember what their own teachers had to deal with.

    I used to get a lot of "you don't know what it's like to have kids" from everyone in my life.
    I'd retort, "aren't you glad to have a teacher who dedicates his whole life to your kids ?
    I remember some of that. My son wasn't born until I was 30, and I was involved in a lot of education and child-related debates before that. I like to think I have a strong sense of empathy and could imagine parents' perspectives, but there are times since my son was born that I've thought things that my empathy didn't allow me to reach. Like how I could quite possibly beat someone to death if they hurt my son--and I am not a violent or confrontational person.

    But... I think I'm getting a bit off-topic.

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