F.O.O.T. – Rock the Senate

Drink a little drink, smoke a little smoke. It’s Friday night!

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Sean Spicer Resigns

Melissa McCarthy is hardest hit:

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

Terabytes of pixels will be killed opining on this. Honey Badger Trump don’t give a shit.

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Just when you think we’ve reached peak stupid, some liberal goes and proves you wrong.

Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra?

Algebra is one of the biggest hurdles to getting a high school or college degree — particularly for students of color and first-generation undergrads.

It is also the single most failed course in community colleges across the country. So if you’re not a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, math), why even study algebra?

That’s the argument Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California community college system, made today in an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel.

At American community colleges, 60 percent of those enrolled are required to take at least one math course. Most — nearly 80 percent — never complete that requirement.

Oakley is among a growing number of educators who view intermediate algebra as an obstacle to students obtaining their credentials — particularly in fields that require no higher level math skills.

That’s what this country really needs – lower standards!

I remember reading a story about a college student complaining about being required to take calculus. “I’m planning to be a doctor. Why do I need to study calculus?” he asked.

The teacher replied, “We require students to pass calculus to make sure that idiots don’t get into medical school.”

This is your Thursday Overnight Open Thread.

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O.J. Thursday

I have my first law school exam tonight. It’s a practice exam, thank goodness. Wish me luck!

In other news, O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing is being broadcast on 37 channels and has captivated Twitter:

This is an open thread.

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WOT’s Happening

Welcome to the Wednesday Open Thread.

It’s Hump Day!

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(Tuesday Overnight Open Thread)

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I Blame The Voters

The news today is that Obamacare repeal has gone down in flames. I blame the voters.

Here are a few incontrovertible facts:

1. Our healthcare system is FUBAR.
2. Obamacare made a bad situation worse.
3. Voters still want what Obama promised but didn’t deliver.
4. Voters want a healthcare system that is universal, high quality, efficient, as well as cheap or free.
5. Millions of people who voted for Obama already had healthcare insurance, they just thought it was too damn expensive. They thought Obamacare would lower their premiums.
6. The Left has already won the ideological battle because the voters have reached a consensus that the federal government should be in charge of healthcare. All that is left to argue is the best way for the government to provide quality healthcare.
7. Obamacare is here to stay.

Trump has very smartly distanced himself from the alleged reform effort. It’s not his plan and he hasn’t put forth much effort to pass it. The GOP Congress is calculating that they will pay a higher price for repealing Obamacare than if they do nothing. This has all been a big Kabuki circle-jerk.

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