Occupy Fail Street

If there is one thing we hate more than fads such as taking pictures of yourself holding a piece of paper with some barely legible scrawl on it, it’s seeing such a fad and failing to make fun of the losers of the intelligence lottery participating in it.

I stayed in school in hopes that the economy would rebound. IT DIDN’T.
With my family too broke to help pay, I took out loans.
SEVEN years;
TWO degrees;
$60,000 of debt;
and NO job prospects later…
I am the 99%

So tell us if we got this right: You stayed in school in order to avoid… What, exactly? Unemployment? Here’s a hint for you, cupcake, staying in a situation that offers no income at all and requires you to take out loans in order to exist (but kudos to you for not leeching off of your parents, nonetheless) is not a Smart Move™ compared to, say, leaving school and taking any job at all which, no matter how much of a horrid skinflint your employer might be, still would pay more than, wait for it, not a frackin’ dime.

And you followed this apocalyptically asshatted “plan” for not one but two degrees, whereupon we find you whining at us that you still can’t find a job?

You had two shots at choosing a degree in something that might make you employable but, for reasons known only to your bong-addled brain, you chose poorly both times?

Your parents need to arrange for an intervention before you start out on degree number 3 while waiting for openings to appear in unicorn mane braiding.

My greedy, corporate loan servicer “fraud-closed” on my home with forged documents. All after I paid them over 25K to obtain a PROMISED permanent loan modification.
Jail the Bankers!
I am the 99%!

No, we don’t know what “fraud-closed” means either, so please don’t ask. What we do know is that if a loan modification is being offered for the low, low price of $25,000, then the guy offering it to you probably doesn’t have your best interests at heart. And that’s assuming that what you scribbled down even bears a passing resemblance to what actually happened, which we’re not willing to bet the price of a used TIE fighter thrust converter on.

Yes, we are aware that unscrupulous, ethically challenged bastards who love nothing more than screwing you out of your money actually exist, we even know examples of such, but we also know that all too often the self-proclaimed victims of such turn out to be victims of their own lack of familiarity with the axiom that “if it sounds too good to be true, it is” as well as that timeless one: “Read the frackin’ small print.”

And, for the love of G-d, if you don’t understand the small print, then hire somebody who does before you sign anything. They’re a lot cheaper than $25,000 and a lost home.

I worked an 80-hr week with a chronic illness so that I could get healthcare to get my illness diagnosed.
Now I work part-time and manage without healthcare.
I have $29,685 in student loans.
I worry I will never be out of debt. I worry about the next time I have a medical emergency.
And I worry about all of you.
My heart is with you.
We are the 99%.

Well we’re certainly glad that it turned out that your chronic illness forcing you to work 80-hour weeks just so you could get it diagnosed was mild enough that you can get by without healthcare at all while working half days.

As to your worries: Welcome to the real world. They failed to teach you about that in public school? Not enough time left after the daily self esteem and navel gazing classes, we suppose.

We all worry because, no matter who we are and how well off we are, we’re all just one catastrophic event away from losing it all. There are different ways of tackling that sort of worry. One is to learn to live with it as a fact of life while you plod along, doing the best you can to shore up your defenses against such an eventuality, another is to start whining and puling in a drum circle somewhere while demanding that somebody else makes all of the big scary stuff go away.

Your way doesn’t work. Just thought you ought to know.

I am a 28-year-old college student with 24k in school debt and a useless degree. I understand that I made the choices that got me here. However, my choices were led by the FAILED INSTITUTIONS that make up this nation.
I AM THE 99%!

No. You most manifestly do not understand anything of anything at all.

Unless you can tell us which “failed institution” held a gun to your head and forced you to amass $24,000 in debt for a degree that you yourself admit is useless. And if you can do that, which we seriously doubt, then kindly explain to us in a coherent, intelligent fashion how you square that away with “understanding that you made the choices that got you there.” You cannot simultaneously “make” and “be led to” a choice, no matter what your professor in postmodern beardology told you.

On second thought, please don’t try to explain. Our head hurts already.

I’m just another aging American with a masters … and just another housekeeper … who works 4 people who work on Wall St … I am the 99% and I did occupy Wall St 10/02/11.
I’ve been living in rented rooms since 2004, the year I graduated with my Masters in Publication Design. We need to change the wage structure and education structure in this country fast. We need to hold government AND universities more accountable in terms of wages and helping Americans obtain JOBS pertaining to their academic experience.

First off: Enough with the frackin’ ellipses, already. They’re neither cute, cool nor spunky. The only thing they tell us is that you obviously didn’t major in English, and you already told you as much. “Publication Design?” You can get a real, bona fide, printed on actual paper master’s in how to design publications? And you paid for this? Degrees in Marketing, Desktop Publishing etc. don’t have courses that cover the intricacies of solving the old “two vs. three columns per page?” conundrum?

Really? No wonder we have a glut of masturbating, entitled fools banging on drums because they can’t find a job after years in college. Those college marketing people are friggin’ geniuses when it comes to selling useless crap to gullible twatheads!

So the government should provide you with a wage that is acceptable to you and we should all pay to create jobs for you, no matter how little actual use anybody has for your, ahem, “particular skill sets?” Is that it? Are we, how do you say this in the hip vernacular of unwashed hippies sleeping in their own filth on the streets?, “feeling” you on this? So if one of the Imperial Heirs decides to get a master’s degree in dragon riding, then it becomes everybody else’s “responsibility” to dang well drum up some dragons so he can earn a living riding them?

Is that it?

Here’s a counter proposal: How about you and the rest like you actually start doing some research into future employment opportunities before signing up for a PhD in Comparative Folk Dancing? And then, if you still “feel” that you will never ever be truly “happy” (which we’re sure is also somehow a “basic human right”) unless you follow your dreams, quit whining, whinging, bleating and braying about it when you find out that your freshly earned degree isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, not to mention the $80,000 you more than likely paid for it.

Don’t buy what is obviously a bloody Yugo and then come screaming at the rest of us when you discover that it won’t do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and, to top it off, requires that you fill it up with gas every once in a while, because it’s getting more than just a little bit old.

Thatisall.

For now.

39 comments

  1. 1
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Heheheh

    These take downs on the idiot class are popping up all over. The best one was by Lori Ziganto and Jenn Taylor of Human events. I borrowed from them on a post I did a few weeks ago.

    Here’s one that slipped through the cracks of the 99%’rs:

    When I was 17, I chose to attend an affordable state school in a village close to home even though I had been accepted to 2 “Ivy’s” and many of my friend were attending prestigious Universities around the country. My parents, who worked blue collar jobs, could not provide much support for my education so I chose state school knowing that I would have to pay the debt in full. I worked two jobs through college to make ends meet and networked constantly my junior and senior year to try to find work after school. The Monday after graduating with my “useless” communications degree, I started as an intern in IT at a local college, making minimum wage doing work that was not related to major, but work nonetheless. After a year of showing up on time and doing my job, they hired me full time and I was awarded affordable health benefits and a retirement fund. Two years and no raises later, they offered to pay for my MBA through their program at the business school. In 2010, I bought my first car, a new toyota corolla with money that I’d saved for almost 5 years. In 2011, I bought my first house on my own after living on my own since college in a shared apartment — a $72K, 1 bedroom condo with mortgage payments that were affordable, even with my low income. Shortly after, I finished my MBA and I was promoted into a higher paying job that allowed me to make larger payments against my debt while continuing to live a modest life. I do not live with a great deal of luxury, but my life is the result of constant forethought and planning to secure comfortable means to live by. I do not not now, nor have I ever relied on anyone else to pay my way through life.

    And of course, the response from Ms. Ziganto & Taylor:

    Dear Subversive Infiltrator,
    How in the hell did you sneak in? This does not suit. You with your subversiveness and your infiltrating–how can the slacker whiners continue their mewing when you demonstrate the horrifying traits of personal responsibility and a good work ethic?

    Not buying things that you can’t afford? Not leeching off your parents and driving them into debt? What kind of dark magic is this? You must be one of those evil Wall Street Fat Cats in disguise. People shouldn’t have to, you know, act responsibly and pay their own way. People shouldn’t have to succeed on their own merits nor plan ahead for their own futures. How can the 99 percenters tweet stuff about The Man ™ keeping them down from their oh-so-hip iPhones and such if you are speaking all truth to power in their FACE?

    Fascist.

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    Draven32 growls and barks:

    Publication design? in 2004? is this person serious?

    Unless it focused heavily on building and managing large web sites, you might as well go to tech school to learn how to make buggy whips…

    Take it from someone that used to make a portion of his income writing for dead tree media computer mags… all of which are dead or went online.

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    Lady H growls and barks:

    Like I am telling my son, at the very least, get a “degree” from a vocational school (ie, electrician, plumbing). If you cannot get a job in your chosen field (say, music in his case, or computer technology), at least you will have something that can much better guarantee employment.

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    Lady H growls and barks:

    And does anyone but me write in cursive anymore? :em05:

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    Teufelhunden_JD growls and barks:

    Lady H says:

    And does anyone but me write in cursive anymore?

    Only when drawing up contracts on souls. Blood only really works in a fountain pen, after all…

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    NR Pax growls and barks:

    I am sympathetic to a certain extent. I graduated with 25K in student loans after two years at a state school. I took jobs that paid little more than $9/hr and I wasn’t in the field I wanted to work in. But I just kept on working and living below my means rather than blame someone else.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Lady H says:

    Like I am telling my son, at the very least, get a “degree” from a vocational school (ie, electrician, plumbing). If you cannot get a job in your chosen field (say, music in his case, or computer technology), at least you will have something that can much better guarantee employment.

    My grandfather was the one who told me to “learn a trade and you’ll never have to kiss any man’s ass” – after having been a Tool & Die Maker for 40+ YEARS, I believe that was excellent advice.

    Far too many people are turning themselves into educated idiots. Many of these people don’t have the common sense God gave a goose yet they’re able to spend the money to get an advanced third party’s opinion as to their ability to play the game rather than said opinion attesting to actual knowledge in a useful field. Unfortunately, this is the manner of trash that believes it’s OK to screw over the country and citizens so they can become wealthy – that’s evidently what the liberal garbage in the education system are teaching people today.

    We need a season on liberals and politicians (regardless of supposed affiliation). :em08:

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    Pick a city in the US. Any city at all that has a motorcycle patrol. Stand on the street corner until a cycle cop shows up.
    Try blocking his path with your mangy carcass. If he decides to pass you up (not likely),, push his bike over.
    See what he does.
    I guarantee you he’ll treat you better than I will if you knock MY scooter over.
    All Frank (Teh Fail) Roper got was a little face lift,, my reaction would likely have left him getting his chow through a tube.
    Badge or no badge, never attack a biker without an exit plan. :em05: :em01: :em05:

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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    staying in a situation that offers no income at all and requires you to take out loans in order to exist (but kudos to you for not leeching off of your parents, nonetheless)

    So, instead she/he/it is mooching off of the taxpayers. Thanks, but no thanks. I have spent nearly thirty years in higher education. I can say, unequivocally, that a good many of those who racked up student loans should not even BE IN SCHOOL. They don’t do their work; they show up to class two days (first and last so they can collect their financial aid); they buy work off of the internet; the jocks spend most of their time sleeping, with their ball caps turned round; they spend EVERY FREE MOMENT texting on their cell phones. WHY THE HELL ARE THEY HERE??????

    On a side note, Watts has posted the ultimate of ironies. The day of the BIG SNOW in NY happened on the day that the OWSers had declared “climate justice day.” I kid you not. Really. I could not make this stuff up.

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    TheRoyalFamily growls and barks:

    If the first one had been smart (I know, I know), she would have gotten a Masters in whatever, instead of spending seven years on two useless degrees. At the very least, she could have been a teacher somewhere. My best friend’s wife has a degree in Medieval European History or somesuch, and a related Masters with an emphasis in museum management or whatever. Even went to England to do that. But she also got a teaching certificate, so she taught in elementary school instead of being a future “occupier.”

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Having a degree used to mean something to a potential employer. Now colleges and universities are nothing more than sausage machines designed to put out more and more product regardless of quality. Garbage in, garbage out and employers know it. You walk in with five years of experience (military a real plus) and your going to be ahead of the guy with the degree by a mile. The employer knows you can get up in the morning, be ready to work and work a full, productive day unlike the college guy who maybe was hard working but also could have been slacker who drank his way through college, how’s does he know? An employer isn’t going to take a chance on the college guy when he already has somebody who has proven his/her worth in life.

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    Virago growls and barks:

    Here’s a good article about the 1%.
    http://www.teapartynation.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3355873:BlogPost:1592957&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post

    I went to college in the 80’s, worked full time around a full time college schedule. Paid for it myself without student loans. The cost of tuition was a lot less in purportion to now. I wonder if the exorbitant cost of a higher education has to do with the fact that student loans exist and universities will be paid no matter.

    My daughter (she sent me the article link) who is 25 chose to not get student loans and worked her way through community college. She is now a mother and marine wife living at TwentyNine Palms while her husband is deployed in Afganistan. She is a grammer Nazi, and has learned three languages. French , Spanish and Italian. She wants to learn more, and is attempting the unpronouncable Celtic. She is writing novels and hoping to get published. I’m very proud of her. When the grandson is in school (he’s four now) she plans to continue on in college (without loans). She learns for the joy of learning and is living almost debt free. Many of her high school friends, now out of college are thousands in debt with loans, and have moved back in with their parents since they can’t manage financially.

    While it’s a different world now from when I went to college, some things hold true. Don’t spend money foolishly.
    Get a degree you can use to help you get a job. Get a job. Don’t borrow money you can’t payback. Later when your more financially flush, you can then spend money for fun stuff. Learn because you want to. Not everyone is college material, that’s OK. The world needs trades people.

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    Just Another Random Nut growls and barks:

    Don’t forget industry certifications. My degree is a good one (biology) but it means absolutely not a damn thing, because I now make more in my chosen trade (Internet engineering) than I ever would as a PhD researcher in biology. How do I qualify for my trade? Industry certifications. I’m working on several right now, and when I finish them all (probably a couple of years from now) my salary will START at six figures.

    Seriously, folks. Forget the women’s studies and anthropology and basket-weaving. There are jobs available if you know a trade. I got laid off last March, put my resume out on four job sites, and had 2-3 phone calls a DAY from recruiters desperate for someone with my skillset. Four weeks after being informed that I was being laid off, I had multiple offers in my hand.

    That’s not just tech, either. EMT’s and nurses are in high demand. I swear these kids are a lot of spoiled brats.

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    Just Another Random Nut growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID @ #:

    An employer isn’t going to take a chance on the college guy when he already has somebody who has proven his/her worth in life.

    It’s not quite that simple. It’s hard to get experience in a field when nobody will hire you without it. Still somebody has to tell these kids that you can’t expect to be handed something, you have to work for it and learn for it. In my field, experience is absolutely priceless. Deja moo* means you can fix what’s broke that much faster.

    * Deja moo – I’ve seen this bull before

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    LC Proud Infidel growls and barks:

    FrankOK @ #:
    A Moonbat Hunting season? Here are the proposed regulations as I remember them:

    MOONBAT HUNTING REGULATION PROPOSAL:

    1.SPOTLIGHTS MAY BE USED. Many moonbats have colorful tattoos and shiny jewelry in their multiple body piercings that will reflect the light.
    2.THE USE OF BAIT IS PROHIBITED. This includes decoy welfare offices, soup kitchens, etc.
    HUNTING AROUND PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT IS PROHIBITED. You could hit a working taxpayer by accident.
    3. Known places of congregation of the species includes but is not limited to: protest demonstrations, mailboxes at the beginning of the month, coffee shops, college campuses, and headshops.
    4, Traps used MAY NOT exceed 3,500 pounds in weight.
    5.A single moonbat MAY NOT be chased by more than 400 hunting and /or attack dogs at once.
    6. Methods of harvest may include but are not limited to: Rifle, pistol, shotgun, long bow, crossbow, knife, icepick, spear, punji pit, boobytrap, ball peen hammer, baseball bat, medieval mace, screwdriver, front bumper of a vehicle, machine gun, rocket launcher, landmine, claymore mine, or incendiary device. Check all laws as to what is allowed by law or regulation in your jurisdiction.
    7. Daily limit for an individual is 60, the season limit for an individual hunter is 4,500.
    8. Hunting is allowed 24/7.

    GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HUNTING! :em01:
    DISCLAIMER: The previous post was meant for humor only and is NOT meant to be taken seriously by anyone in any way, shape, or form. :em07:

    As for me, I’m a college dropout who enlisted for 3 years of Active Duty, and I’ve worked for what I’ve got since. when I got laid off in one field, I used some of my savings to get my CDL, and I supported myself doing that for awhile. I work in a well-paying job right now, and I had to get off my ass and go get it myself, they didn’t knock on my door begging me to go to work for them like these fools obviously expect. Could it be that just telling kids in school to only feel good about themselves, everybody owes them, and handing them everything has come full circle, and now they don’t know their own ass from a muddy pothole in real life? :em03:

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Well….there is always the Post 9/11 GI Bill that allows you to pretty much get PAID to go to school, now even online.

    Oh….but wait….to qualify you would have to actually make a commitment to the country! :em03:

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Just Another Random Nut @ #:

    That’s why I swear by the military to get experience. I’ll use my son as an example. Wrench bender on C-130Js. He’s already a 7 level after 5 years, has two associates, nearing his BS in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering and is testing for Tech Sergeant next year.

    He’s already getting calls with offers including paying for his Masters if he wants it and the little shit just turned 24.

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    Just Another Random Nut growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID @ #:

    As long as you remember that military service is not an option for everyone. I know a number of people who due to eyesight or physical limitations are perfectly good contributing members of society but do not qualify for military service.

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Just Another Random Nut says:

    LC Light29ID @ #:

    As long as you remember that military service is not an option for everyone. I know a number of people who due to eyesight or physical limitations are perfectly good contributing members of society but do not qualify for military service.
    Just Another Random Nut recently posted..OWS (Occupational Whining and Silliness)

    There’s always something that a person, regardless of physical condition, can do for their country as an alternative to staying home and selling dope. There are many clerical and other functions in the military that needn’t require a deployment for those in not-so-great physical condition that would make use of skills not needed on a battlefield (like typing reports). Any service would be better than none, for both the person and the country.

    Perfection just isn’t in the human genome and our military, of all organizations, ought to understand that and be willing to take all comers excepting, of course, common sense situations like a quadraplegic or other severe handicap that would subject that person to mortal danger just to be out of a medical environment – some reasonable restrictions should be applied.

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    Draven32 growls and barks:

    LC Draco says:

    Well….there is always the Post 9/11 GI Bill that allows you to pretty much get PAID to go to school, now even online.
    Oh….but wait….to qualify you would have to actually make a commitment to the country!
    LC Draco recently posted..Gary O’neal

    Unfortunately, the Post 9/11 GI Bill doesn’t pay enough to both live on and pay tuition at most colleges these days.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    ” rel=”nofollow”>We are Wall Street! (sublime beatdowns and threats to the blathering, self-absorbed ninnies you have shown)

    :em01:

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    Southern Libertarian growls and barks:

    LC Light29ID says:

    Just Another Random Nut @ #:

    That’s why I swear by the military to get experience. I’ll use my son as an example. Wrench bender on C-130Js. He’s already a 7 level after 5 years, has two associates, nearing his BS in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering and is testing for Tech Sergeant next year.

    He’s already getting calls with offers including paying for his Masters if he wants it and the little shit just turned 24.

    F***! I knew I should have joined the Air Force! All I got from the Army is a craptastic EMT license even though they expect us to function at a Paramedic level. F***! Oh well at least I got my GI Bill.

  23. 23
    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    Radical Redneck @ #:
    Excellent! The rich will ALWAYS be rich. You could take away every dime they have, and they will get rich again. The po’ will ALWAYS be po’. You can give them every dime you take from the rich, and they will get po’ yet again. That’s why redistribution of wealth NEVER works.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    Draven32 says:

    LC Draco says:

    Well….there is always the Post 9/11 GI Bill that allows you to pretty much get PAID to go to school, now even online.
    Oh….but wait….to qualify you would have to actually make a commitment to the country!
    LC Draco recently posted..Gary O’neal

    Unfortunately, the Post 9/11 GI Bill doesn’t pay enough to both live on and pay tuition at most colleges these days.

    I think that is one reason for the changes. Now you can actually take ALL your courses online and still draw BHA. I realize it will not cover everything, but there are other income issue….SSDI, military medical retirement, etc. But at least the new changes are for the better IMHO!!

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. says:

    Radical Redneck @ #:
    Excellent! The rich will ALWAYS be rich. You could take away every dime they have, and they will get rich again. The po’ will ALWAYS be po’. You can give them every dime you take from the rich, and they will get po’ yet again. That’s why redistribution of wealth NEVER works.

    Didn’t Oprah try to give money to some po’ folks in, Chicago I think, and they blew it on TVs, manicures, cars, etc? None of them tried to save or invest.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:

    Excellent! The rich will ALWAYS be rich. You could take away every dime they have, and they will get rich again. The po’ will ALWAYS be po’. You can give them every dime you take from the rich, and they will get po’ yet again. That’s why redistribution of wealth NEVER works.

    There was a brilliant skit by Dave Chappelle describing the outcome of total Negroe reparations. The whites didn’t sweat it because after 1,000,000 new record labels and the septupling of KFC’s stock, the whities had all the money back within a year. :em05:

    Every entrepreneur I have ever seen asked this following scenario has agreed. If you took everyone’s wealth away and left everyone with the same – within a year the exact same people would again hold all the wealth. It’s a gift or ability like anything else.

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    Lady H @ #:
    I do. With a fountain pen. That I made.

  28. 28
    irish19 growls and barks:

    Teufelhunden_JD @ #:
    You could use it with a dip pen, but you’d probably need to put a thinner in it so it wouldn’t clot.

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    So these deluded knot heads think that by hand writing (and I use that term loosely considering the quality of shown examples) a whining screed, taking a picture of it, while trying to look suitably forlorn and serious, will convince us that these poor fools are genuine?

    I suppose we can’t blame them too much. I’m sure they are only doing what their Rice Krispies tell them to do.

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    If one were so inclined, one might be tempted to view the gatherings of these dumb-asses as a great way to thin the population of Obama voters … target rich environment and all that.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    I didn’t get one dang trick or treater tonight! 🙁

    ” title=”” rel=”nofollow”>Must of been my uber horrifying Michelle Obama jack o lantern outside! :mrgreen:

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Radical Redneck @ #:

    Release the Kraken!

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Radical Redneck @ #:
    That ain’t a Wookie ….

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    http://tinyurl.com/3gyah2e

    Promote ahead of peers!!

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    LC Robohobo growls and barks:

    I was drafted in 1972 during the lottery. #55 when they drafted thru #55 in the county. Served 3 years. Was a radar tech. Came back home to be spit on by my peers in ’75. Worked crap jobs for a few years and realized I needed to do better. Used the old style GI Bill (paid $450/month for 48 months) to get a tech degree from the local Technical-Vocational Institute. One of the instructors said to go to the local state school and get my engineering degree. During this time I worked also. Enrolled in the state school telling myself if I could get a ‘B’ in the first calculus class I would continue. Got the ‘B’. In summer school. Enrolled full time that fall. Got the grants I could and worked as a tech in the Chemistry Dept as a work study student and then when the work study funds would run out they would hire me until the start of the next work study money as a student employee. Worked 30 hours per week. They liked me somehow. Got my AAS in EE after two years with a 3.0 GPA. Not sterling but adequate. Decided to change the major my junior year. Spent two more years getting my BS in Mathematics with a minor in Physics. BTW, went to school 3 semesters a year not two. Went to work as a tech for a Fortune 500 high tech company no one has ever heard of that does some neat things. Like run areas in the Nevada desert. Yup. Got laid off. Then went to work for for a big gov’t contractor for a few years. Went back to the first company for another 4 years. Spent long enough with them to get a small pension when I retire. Went to work for a robotics company in the semiconductor industry. Spent 9 1/2 years with them. Went to a Japanese company that did the same thing for a while. Did some consulting for a couple of years. Got laid off in ’08 from the gig. Oh, yeah, somewhere back there I got a Master in Project Management while working full time. After 1 1/2 years out of work got a gig as a tech with a semiconductor manufacturing company working the fab side rather than as a vendor. After a year the boss promoted me to an equipment engineer position.

    Lesson for those puling whiners at the Occupy protests ……. GET TO FRAKKIN WORK YOU LAZY BASTARDS!

    Take shower. Refresh the resume. Mow lawns. Pour fancy coffee. Whatever it takes but get to work. I ain’t supporting your lazy, drugged out, smelly butts.

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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    the amazing Zombietime visits Occupy Oakland.. this is classic:

    http://zombietime.com/occupy_oakland_10-22-2011/

    Today is their general strike in Oaktown.. will be interesting to see what happens.. from my office window i should be able to see the plumes of smoke from the riots.

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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    “I’m a loser in life and I hate the winners. Whaaaaaa”

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/01/BAOS1LP3SB.DTL#ixzz1cYrKu6da

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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    Good morning protesters! Welcome to another day of rage. I send you off with words of encouragement:

    Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you!

    Go forth in boldness and demand your share in the wealth that others have earned, but you so richly deserve! Ask not why, for it cannot be answered.

    Wall Street CEOs, drunk with greed, stole your money and deserve your wrath (47%ers, ignore this part, OK – it wasn’t actually your money), but dare not question the politicians who enable them (unless they wear the Scarlet ‘R’).

    (go kinda easy on millionaires like Obama, Pelosi, Michael Moore, and the Hollywood crowd, especially Sean Penn, OK? Our enlightened ones are authorized wealth, for they have much to teach us)

    Condemn the rich CEOs for their capitalist greed (except Steve Jobs cuz Apple makes really super cool stuff)

    Demand your 1st amendment rights be honored, despite your behavior. Know that the freedom to camp wherever, is implied within. The law provides exception for your righteous cause, for others (the homeless) not so much.

    Defecate with abandon, for your cause is noble! Cast your refuse aside, piles upon piles, as a monument to this day, that others might reflect in awe. Let the lesser ones (common city workers) clean up after you’re done. The 53% shall pay costs.

    Demand the rich pay their fair share (simply defined as ‘more’), whenever you feel envious, or government wants it.

    Have a wonderful Day, O valiant ones!

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/01/BAOS1LP3SB.DTL#ixzz1cYsuwMYA

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    LC Spare Parts growls and barks:

    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. @ #:
    Sounds like the Climate won. :em05: