Is It September Yet?


My mouse is jealous of my new keyboard.

This is an open thread.

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I was born and raised in a different country - America. I don't know what this place is.
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41 Responses to Is It September Yet?

  1. DeniseVB says:

  2. driguana says:

    klown, it’s a classic kat and mouse game….type in “cheese” in real large point and the mouse usually gets it….

  3. The Klown says:
    • leslie says:

      If Putin didn’t go to Columbia and Harvard, what he says doesn’t count.

      • votermom says:

        Just because something is utter nonsense never stopped Obama from doing it, so why should it stop Assad? πŸ˜€

      • Constance says:

        In the world of the Ivy Indoctrinated anyone who didn’t go to school in their world doesn’t even exist. I think it is about time we stop allowing these types to control our government and economy. I think a clean break would be best leaving them their own little world to control. We could check out of the Federal union leaving them with their parsed and bastardized version of the USA Constitution and start a separate non corporate government based on the real USA Constitution. But of course they would fight that, or rather hire some poor people who went to public school from the rural areas to fight for them. Reform from within would be much harder as they are dug in and comfortable in their little exclusive world.

  4. Eight hours and 18 minutes and counting……..

    • DeniseVB says:

      Wouldn’t that make a fun hashtag game πŸ˜€ #UnspokenRulesForLiberals of course they’d counter w/conservatives and just be nasty.

      #3 is great !

  5. votermom says:

    Hard Times for Gender Studies Major
    β€œI have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis
    in two weeks. I am also apply for jobs and I can
    only find stuff in the service industry. I applied
    for a Hotel Front Desk Clerk job today.
    My degrees mean NOTHING.
    I am at the end of my rope.β€œ

    Oh, the humanities!

    • The Klown says:

      What did the Gender Studies Major say to the Accounting Major?

      “You want fries with that?”

      • votermom says:

        I saw a link to this prediction on STEM jobs – what do you guys think?

        • DandyTIger says:

          STEM seems largely tied to a country’s economy and if it’s moving up or down the ladder amongst its peers. Frankly the jury is out on that for the US. But some STEM areas are probably a better bet than many non STEM related fields. Not sure about his particular list and what’s good or not, though I think he might be right about academic/phd level stuff not faring so well.

        • votermom says:

          My kids are still blank on what they want to do/be after HS. I’d like to get them into a good paying field that they’d enjoy.

          The older one is a typical dreamy bookworm introvert who prefers working indoors alone or in small groups. She’s good at math (as in her math teachers love her, but she’s just in honors classes, not years ahead of her peers or anything like that).

          The younger one is a bit more extroverted, gets good grades in general without any specific forte, is into stuff like karate & ballet, and is passionate about legos. Every birthday/christmas it’s what she wants – she constantly rebuilds & renovates her lego dream house.

        • Constance says:

          I think your article on decline in employment for STEM jobs is very accurate. I have a BA (teaching degree) in Biology from (OMG!) a state University and have managed to stay employed as a research technologist for many years. I’m paid by grants but through the university structure. I work for people who have PhDs but recently many of the tech positions are being filled by extremely resentful PhDs. I make about two and a half times the salary of the very few new hires and over the last 5 years at least 10 women over 50 have been laid off and have not found new jobs in the field. At the same time the work we do is far less demanding. We used to go to the chemical cupboard mix the reagents we needed and run our assays. Now you order a kit with concentrated reagents already made and if you order by 10am it is delivered the next day. Dump the mystery concentrate in a liter of water and mix. It eliminates errors and there is no need to hire workers who know what 1N means. So they have far more educated and resentful workers doing dumbed down procedures for half the salary. Currently the only work I’m finding with my years of varied experience in a lab is a few hours here and there teaching practicalities to people my kids age who catch on quickly. I expect to be retired by this time next year although I was never shooting for early retirement. So I think STEM education is overrated in terms of employment opportunities.

          Engineering seems to be OK still, however it is still dominated by men so that may be the reason my daughter has had no trouble finding job offers. Possibly male engineers are having trouble finding employment. I did notice that while in high school she was heavily recruited by engineering programs who vowed to have her through school in 4 years. I don’t know one boy her age who finished his engineering program in 4 years simply because the boys couldn’t get in the classes they needed to graduate and my daughter was overloaded into any class she requested. I’m not saying she isn’t extremely qualified and capable mind you. I’m saying she was favored in class selection and possibly job selection.

        • votermom says:

          That’s what I hope they’ll be able to do – get recruited into girls into engineering programs or something.
          Any tips from your daughter? πŸ™‚

      • driguana says:

        Small, large or super-sized.

      • DeniseVB says:

        You should tweet that myiq !

  6. Lulu says:

    The Tea Party takes the lead on Syria: “The talk of war in Syria has offered Tea Party lawmakers a unique chance to position themselves as the voice of reason on national security – with potential benefits for Paul should he run for president in 2016.”–tea-party-takes-lead-on-syria

  7. driguana says:

    Happy Labor Day week-end….

  8. votermom says:

    Craig Zucker: What Happens When a Man Takes on the Feds Buckyballs was the hottest office game on the market. Then regulators banned it. Now the government wants to ruin the CEO who fought back.

    How the Feds banned Buckyballs

  9. Mary says:

    Obama speaking from the Rose Garden re Syria at 1:15 ET.

    Does he dare announce bombings before the UN inspectors have even finished their analysis?

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Well he is the WON he can do whatever he pleases . :mrgreen:

    • Constance says:

      The thing is I have heard Assad is busy busing prisoners to prime military sites to act as human shields. So the more Obama delays the more inevitable collateral damage. He was stupid to announce he was planning anything because Assad is making good use of the heads up.

      • DeniseVB says:

        So let Obama execute them ? heh. There’s so much flurry of rumor out there, especially that Kerry used photos from 2003 Iraq victims to prove FACTS in this foreign policy kerfluffle.

    • Mary says:

      He’s now gonna seek Congressional authorization.

      Acting like he always agreed with same—but it’s cuz he got so much negative feedback from Congress critters.

      • Mary says:

        Oh wait—just said he knows he has the authority to do it on his own, but is “willing” to include Congress in the decision making.


      • Constance says:

        Ahhh ha! A stalling tactic that lets him save face. Congress can’t do anything quickly so he has the perfect stall and then he can even blame them. I’m glad he found a face saving way out of bombing them.

  10. westcoaster says:

    Cindy Lou (Obot) : Why are you sending us to war, why?

  11. The Klown says:

    Politics 101: When faced with the inevitable, pretend it was your idea.

  12. The Klown says:
  13. helenk3 says:

    Obama: ‘After careful deliberation I have decided the United States should take military action against Syria’ – Live video

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