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Post by chicojuarz on Sept 11, 2012 12:02:35 GMT -5
I hope all of you have an incredibly safe day. We had one freaky moment near the office that has now been settled. None the less, it was a moment of shock. Still checking the news to see if there are any details.
Post by chicojuarz on Sept 12, 2012 7:54:02 GMT -5
Well, must not have been anything major. I still dont see anything in the papers.
Yesterday I walked out of the train station market and saw a large amount of black smoke coming out of the bank of america building's ventilation and a bunch of people starting to stare. Then all the cops and fire department came, but right about when they got there the smoke stopped.
At first I thought that all but a few of those people had horrific spelling and grammar skills, then I just realized they're just speaking with that "country slang" on the internet.
I TOLD YOU DAVE! YOU DON'T HAVE AN ACCENT!
But seriously, these people are aware that text has no accent, right? I don't spell a word 65 different ways depending on who I'm talking to and where I'm talking from, right?
It seems these are the kinds of people who decided their vote the moment Obama didn't have an American flag pin on his lapel.
Voting booths should have f*cking reading comprehension and math problems that you have to solve prior to voting. What's that? You can't structure a proper English sentence without busting a blood vessel in your noggin'? You can't do simple entry-level algebra? You are not needed for this decision, so why don't you just sit this one out and photoshop turbans onto Obama's head.
While those people are quantifiably stupid, I don't think intelligence tests before voting is really a great answer to that problem.
I obviously realize this will never, ever, ever happen. But I think it's fair to have a euphoric desire for a world where voting is a privilege, not a right. Voting should indicate some level of critical thinking and understanding of what, exactly, you're voting on. I don't want Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel voting for Mitt Romney because Obama is black and I don't want Moonbeam Flowerchild to vote for Obama because Romney is rich and therefore indisputably evil.
None of this matters since your vote doesn't even count unless you're in a handful of states, but it's fun to fantasize.
I had a FB friend go off on a rant last week about how the only people who should be allowed to vote are property owners. Like back in the good old days. smh
Wow that kool-aid runs deep..
It'll be even funnier when they realize their house is mortgaged and the bank owns their property. Or, better said if they COMPLETELY own their property.. that those in cities should just defer to our landlords? HA, ya that will go well for the non-rich (says guy who just had his rent increased by 20% [if anyone saw me add the % first, can you tell I've been making business spreadsheets?]; and who lied to my face even with a face-to-face handshake deal).
Sometimes I forget that people don't read the the preamble of our Constitution - "in search of a more perfect union"
I picked the wrong day to do the whole "hit snooze so many times I can either shower or wash hair but not both" routine.
The campus news crew just showed up outside my office door.
Dudes: "Hey, we're gonna set up the camera right by your door. Can we get a..." Me: "No. Go away." Dudes: "But we just need a quick shot of..." Me: "Don't care. Not happening."
Before that, the cute flirty professor stopped by twice this morning. At one point we talked football. Between my unwashed hair & my extremely limited knowledge of the sport (I wasn't even sure which conference our school is in, OK? Yeah. Y'all can revoke my native Southerner card now. ), this has been a most interesting day...
And WTF is up w/universities having football games on Thursday nights anyway? Is that a new trend for the especially crappy small-conference schools who want their Saturdays free so they can watch some real games?