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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 21, 2014, 09:17:09 pm
Submitted resume's to Snyder's office and the MI GOP for unpaid internships. Hopefully something turns up. If not, I may be able to nab a paid internship at Quicken Loans for either the winter semester or for the summer. Will still be scouring for jobs somewhat related to my major in the meantime. Also, it turns out that a website called "usajobs.gov" has found all new ways to make me feel unqualified for the job market. Considering going to a Fire or Police Academy...

Spoke with my academic adviser earlier today and we spent almost the entire time bitching about how this school is in decline and sucks for liberal arts, and how much we hate pre-law students. It looks like that, come my junior or senior year, I may be taking classes part time at Wayne State University so I can get a political science degree that concentrates in public administration. Given the sorry state of political science at UDM, I'll either have to do that or spend a semester in D.C. to actually get a degree in said subject. Luckily, Criminal Justice is still somewhat alive at the school, and I could hop ship if need be just to that to salvage my diploma if I want to graduate with only one major. My adviser also suggested I look to other departments not only for research opportunities (my idea) but to see if professors with connections to various industries might be able to land me an internship (the example being how my econ professor works with GM, and how companies like GM need "public policy regulatory analysts" and, how while I may not be qualified, maybe there are internships there).

In short, things continue.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 21, 2014, 09:08:29 pm
Bushie, for future reference, there's a website called usajobs.gov and you can search by location.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 06:49:20 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.

Oh stop.

Being a Marxist means breaking from the liberal-humanist frame of mind. It was hard for me and it will be hard for you.
Or you could just quit trying to be a Marxist and be normal you know?

^^^^^^^^^^^^

Seconded.  Whenever you feel like dropping this pseudo-Marxist act of yours, Snowstalker, you let us know.  It's no longer entertaining -it's just irritating.  It's making me miss the old you, back in the day when you were just another left-of-center hackish Democrat.

Remember this?


Pseudo-Marxist? I've done more than enough reading that I don't think that's quite an accurate label. I am a Leninist. As for my teenage Democrat years...I opened my eyes and saw that American left-liberalism was every bit as imperialistic, paternalistic, and dedicated to maintaining the overall existing social order as American conservatism.

You're honestly one of my favorite posters right now.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Republican Party (1854-1874) on: October 21, 2014, 06:47:16 pm
The war was justifiable on the singular notion that the Union should not be allowed to dissolve. I'm not sure why people keep dragging slavery into this.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Republicans) on: October 21, 2014, 06:46:06 pm
Voted for Hayes.

McKinley was a pretty horrible president, but Hayes set the stage for the right wing takeover of the GOP by ending Reconstruction, busting unions, and being a pro-gold hack.  The effect that surrendering the South to the Democratic Parties that existed then was an incredible mistake that arguably effected virtually every single vote Congress took from 1877 onwards.

Arguably, you could blame Hayes for why goldbug warmongers like McKinley eventually became the standard in the GOP rather than the exceptions.

Remember when you use to actually examine figures in history rather than make them into absurd stereotypes?

In any case, voted Hayes.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Democrats or Unionists) on: October 21, 2014, 06:41:45 pm
Buchy the Empire Slayer.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of wormyguy on: October 21, 2014, 06:37:05 pm
Thoroughly engrossed by his long-awaited return. Awaiting more. FF.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Our President continues to be the best on: October 21, 2014, 06:22:12 pm
Our capitalist media reports on fluffy human interest stories rather than the destruction caused by rapacious predatory capitalism. Typical.

Oh stop.

Being a Marxist means breaking from the liberal-humanist frame of mind. It was hard for me and it will be hard for you.

Fixed that fer ya.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you hire Bushie for a $20/hour job? on: October 20, 2014, 11:47:39 pm
If I don't make $20/hour, why should he?
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: October 20, 2014, 11:46:24 pm
My daughter would never date a fan of Hillary Clinton.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best President, of these three on: October 20, 2014, 11:34:28 pm
Ugh. Truman, I guess, though that's more for not being the other two.
12  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the US propose annexation with Canada? on: October 20, 2014, 11:26:37 pm
I support the annexation of Canada. I'm not sure what "annexation with Canada" means, but it sounds like a partnership. No, we must subjugate them. I'm all about cold weather and flannel and booze or whatever it is Canucks like, but we will fly only one flag, that of the United States.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which Flame Warrior is the preceding poster? on: October 20, 2014, 03:46:04 pm
Maybe Eagle Scout and Troglodyte mixed? You do have xenophobic tendencies (in both senses of the word here) as well.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 03:43:55 pm
Also, once again, construction/demolition companies don't pay horribly, and they'll even hire ex-convicts, so you shouldn't have a problem getting a job.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - Lowborn Egoism Herrings on: October 20, 2014, 03:42:16 pm
It brings a tear to my eye to change someone's contact in my phone from "Sosandso Pledge" to "Soandso Lastname". Cry Another one bites the dust. And he was a good one, too. It's about time we started screening all remaining pledges to see if they as well will have unexpected family medical emergencies. We're gonna have to haul ass during winter rush (including possibly recouping a few of the dropped kids) to make up for these piss poor numbers. Hopefully their family medical crises are resolved by then. Starting to worry me.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 20, 2014, 03:40:03 pm
I have nothing against those working for lower wages, but I am not going to apply for anything paying less.  Everyone here thinks I can only work minimum wage jobs and be stuck there my entire life, but I do deserve to be paid more.  Heck, I'm worth $20 an hour, but I know I won't get it.  $11-$12 is as low as I can go.

Jeff, this is when you have to realize that a vote for Republican politicians like James Lankford is a vote against your own quality of life. Increase the wage to $15, you might easily make $20/hr.

But he certainly wouldn't deserve it.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1824 Presidential Election on: October 20, 2014, 03:35:41 pm
My boy JayQuay.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1940 Presidential Election on: October 20, 2014, 03:03:52 pm
How the Hell is a lightweight like Willkie beating FDR?

We ran into a similar situation in 1936

I admit, I voted for Landon in that. However, entrusting the office of President to a party-switching neophyte on the eve of the Second World War is an outright mockery of our system.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you consider yourself morally superior to the average Atlas poster? on: October 19, 2014, 05:04:24 pm
Of course. Belief in one's moral superiority is one of the near-essential qualities of the self. A lot of people create a connection in their head that claims that what they do is right since they like doing it and thinking of oneself as wrong is unpleasant. It allows people to get away with a lot of terrible things through the mere fact that they felt like doing them. It's absurd.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Cynical poll based on reading the comment section on a birth control article on: October 19, 2014, 12:54:12 pm
Just awful.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer freepcrusher-style Democrats or krazen-style Republicans? on: October 18, 2014, 09:11:32 pm
I see it with Krazen, but how is Freepcrusher in any way sociopathic?

For one, I recall him claiming that his economic/political philosophy was based on punishing people he didn't like in high school.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is hating hip-hop racist? on: October 18, 2014, 05:53:58 pm
Might I also point out, what on Earth do you think I heard at college keg parties? Sure I did go to some "indie" ones but starting out it was typical keg parties with typical keg party music, meaning having to put up with this about a million times.

Although actually I don't mind it when drunk. That's basically the only time I like hip-hop music. In fact I use it as a measure of too drunk to drive, if hip-hop is playing and I like it, then yep, drunk.

Sober: That song is some of the most idiotic and disgusting trash ever recorded.

Oh yeah, the definitive hip-hop education, listening to Ludacris on repeat at an 18 year olds' frat party.   

I didn't go to frat parties. Remember I am staunchly anti-frat.

But point is, I went to high school around the turn of the century, of course I've heard plenty of hip-hop.

*fraternity
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1944 Primaries on: October 17, 2014, 07:08:43 pm
It's frightening how much love for isolationism there is in this party. Vandenburg, yo.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Under whose leadership would you rather have lived? on: October 17, 2014, 07:07:49 pm
Dubya>Some British lady
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which Presidents would you most want to go drinking with? on: October 17, 2014, 02:19:16 am
Rockefeller GOP is right: Harding would be the man. It'd also be hilarious to get in a drunken discussion with Nixon. Teddy Roosevelt seems like a good suggestion, though I'm unsure as to his drinking habits.
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