Monday, April 07, 2014

Embarrasing Phone Call

Professor Stephen Barrows, an economics professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., has a pretty straightforward policy when it comes to phones in class — if it rings, you have to answer the call on speaker phone.

The clip begins with Barrow telling student Taylor Nefcy to answer her ringing phone, reminding her, "You have to answer it!"

So she does, only to be greeted by an unexpected message:

"Hi, this is Kevin from the Pregnancy Resource Center. Per your request, I am calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations."


Come On SPRING!!!

Obamacare trumps Prohibition

Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law
and is new enabler of our biggest organized crime family

Prohibition's legacy was of course creating and bankrollong massive organized crime families known as  Mafioso. Obamacare similarly extends the reach of today's biggest organized crime family only this time Elliot Ness works for them.

Obamacare replaces Prohibition as most-hated federal law

Like President Carter who has lost his reputation as the worst President in recent times Andrew Volstead (R-MN) has lost his distinction as the author of the most hated legislation in modern history with a politician's name attached to it.  The Volstead Act which implemented Prohibition has now been replaced by Obamacare and Congressman Volstead has been replaced by President Obama.  According to a recent Associated Press poll Obamacare has the approval of a resounding 26% of the American electorate.

Let's hand the internet over to this guy

Oh My

COMMON CORE Shortfals +

Common Core and Sex Porn Shortfalls

Skoonj forwarded this April Fool parody from the Big Cheese

By chance, our church bulletin yesterday included this insert about "Common Core" requirements in Maryland. As you can see, the state recommends a single math course for each grade up through the 6th grade; culminating with Algebra in the 8th. 

By the by, our parish strongly recommends home schooling as a secondary option, and supplies several support programs. 

Why am I showing this? If it resonates, you'll know the answer.

If this doesn't apply to your set of priorities, perhaps The 5 Parts of Sex Porn Doesn't Prepare You For  will.

You're welcome.

Taqiyya, Fuqiya

Taqiyya very much

Ron Metzger sent the deliciously true taqiyya  reference that also allows Muslims to deny their faith if it means saving their hides. I am certain that 100% of anybody who sees this will be thinking what I have fleshed out for you below. 


WASHINGTON (AP) - At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.
" It is unclear how many members of the House rank and file knew of it because the legislation was passed by a highly unusual voice vote without debate. ... . the provision reflects a calculation that no matter how hard the party tries, the earliest the law can be repealed is after Obama leaves office in 2017. "

Democrats describe the change involving small-business coverage options as a straightforward improvement of the type they are eager to make, and Obama signed it into law. Republicans are loath to agree, given the strong sentiment among the rank and file that the only fix the law deserves is a burial.

It's only because my wife was employed by the health industry, and thus lived through it real time, that I was aware that, even after the Gingrich revolution supposedly  ended all notion of Hillary-care, the GOP enacted whole parts of it piecemeal.