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  1. Locke n Load says:

    Yer mom was a hottie 😉

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    You know who had some great bouffant hairdoos? The Ronettes.

  3. Bman says:

    her hair is bigger than her ass

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Oh, like they don’t wear their hair like that to this day in North Dakota…

  5. Bman says:

    they still wear that style in Iowa…under their pants though…

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Only the men.

  7. sortahwitte says:

    Bouffant hair and tatertot hot dish. My oh my.

  8. Bman says:

    would need a weed wacker to take a leek

  9. Bman says:

    i meant leak

  10. Uke says:

    Figured this belonged here:

    I figured in a few hundred years, pubic hair will have been evolved out of humans.

    I mean, if we’re not extinct by then, I mean.

  11. notamobster says:

    Today’s example of how Unions are killing American industry:

    So, we have shipments at 0700 and 1900 hrs every single day, to our customers. The number of particular vehicles being ordered determines the number of each part we manufacture and ship. Simple.

    Our production scheduler has not been on-the-ball this week. A couple of scheduling mishaps and I’ve been put in a 9-line bind for two days in a row. I’m a big boy, I can handle it!

    So, I wheeled and dealed, flipped, flopped and tossed and made it happen last night. Good times.

    Tonight, required 5 people to work through lunch to complete an order for a waiting truck. 4 of the 5 assigned personnel volunteered to go to lunch after the deadline was met, because that’s what grown-ups do…. The 5th employee said he didn’t want to wait the extra half-hour – so what ever. On to finding a relief to work longer and take lunch afterward. Union rules are very wierd so I called the union rep to find out how to select a volunteer for the task. His exact words were:

    “Why are you trying to punish these people because someone else didn’t do their job? Send them to lunch. Miss the truck. Maybe then, they’ll learn to schedule right.”

    I informed said individual that this was “…not acceptable and would not happen on my watch. The folks who volunteered to stay, did so because they recognized a problem, knew how to fix it, and weren’t willing to accept mediocrity. They are good workers.”

    This tool says to let the company lose thousands of dollars, to protect what wasn’t even a union rule, but rather, sour grapes on his part.

    Have I ever mentioned my opinion of unions?

  12. Locke n Load says:

    Nota, thats a perfect example of why I don’t pull loads out of union shops. 24 pallets, s/b 30 minutes tops. At a union shop it will take 4 hrs or MORE and the dirtbags on the docks will take 2 breaks during the load. The only people who do any work in those union shops are the non-union supervisors.

    Headed to Morgan City tonight, ever been there?

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Iowa two weeks ago: Blizzardzilla

    Iowa one week ago: -23 degrees F at 6:00 am

    Iowa today: 70 degrees F, 95% of snow gone

    Iowa one week from today: Flood

    Iowa two weeks from today: Blizzard

    Lovely here in the Heartland.

  14. RJM says:

    Iowa is like a box of chocolates….

  15. Bman says:

    70 degrees? blizzard as we speak. It was fun driving home from Minot today. Blizzard then freezing rain in devils lake. A defroster on high doesnt do much good for freezing rain. I found myself scraping on the fly

  16. notamobster says:

    Locke: That’s where I worked for the past 6 years. Morgan City. “What a miserable shithole.” (Those were the exact words that spat forth from my mouth the first time I saw the place back in 2004)

    Coincidentally, the same words were spoken when I left.


    RD: It’s in the 40’s here. Snow’s almost gone. Ice is thawing on the river. Snow on Monday. Back in the 40’s on Wednesday.

  17. Air Force Brat says:

    I feel guilty. It was in the mid-70s here . . .

  18. R.D. Walker says:

    On another site arguing the Madison situation, I called the US a democracy. Here was the response I got.

    we live in a Federation..guess you could have used more school too..

    Here was how I humiliated him.

    Ah yes, the song of the uneducated. I hear people with a little bit of information and no knowledge make that argument all the time.

    First off, you should at least try to frame the argument correctly. The United States, in fact, is a federal republic.

    Now, as for the argument that the United States isn’t a democracy. If you use the most narrow, limited definition of the word – all power in the people and all decisions made by plebiscite – then, no, the United States is not a democracy.

    But see, words in the English language have various definitions and the word “democracy” also means “government of the people.” This is why the terms “Democratic Republic” and “Representative Democracy” exist and are not contradictions in terms. In fact, the United States is a Federal Republic in which political power is ultimately vested in the people. That means it is also a democracy in every way except by the most narrow definition of the word.

    There. I just took you to school.

    Is there any sign of a lack of education that is more obvious than the “gotchya” type of debate in which they try to trip you up on some obscure technicality? It is even worse when they can’t even frame the argument correctly.

    • notamobster says:

      “Ah yes, the song of the uneducated. I hear people with a little bit of information and no knowledge make that argument all the time.”

      Ouch. I “make that argument all the time…” 🙁

      Of course, I make the argument based on the premise that lefties the world over want the people to like and support “democracy”. They want the people to submit to mob rule. They understand just how easy it is to cajole people into doing what you want them to do, “for their own good” by being the best organized, and thus able to assemble the biggest mob.

      I submit that leftists truly understand human nature better than almost any other. Everything they do seeks to capitalize on that which is weak and timid in human nature……. I’m done.

      This will become a full piece, very soon.

  19. Air Force Brat says:

    You’ll excuse my evil laugh, I hope. I’m having the most delightful visual of a Chihuahua with a mouth full of peanut butter, unable to yap.

  20. Locke n Load says:

    Words mean things… aint it a bitch?

  21. TN_Cat says:

    Just had Fox news on in the background while watching tonights 1987 videos. Heard Carlie Rangel say “the tax code will not be debated on TV, we need management, labor and state to sit at the table”. Charlie is always good as a window into the mind of the left. That comment is disturbing. They see wall street, unions and government as a representation of the country tax payers. Sorry, don’t trust any of them to represent my wishes.

  22. Locke n Load says:

    Ha! perfect example TN.
    So much of what we express is determined by subconscious memes. In the world of the politicians, the memes are so often repeated they almost substitute for actual thought and in that way can slip out like Fruedian flashing red lights,lol.

  23. Slaphappypap says:

    @ Lock and Nota: My co-worker and I would have your trucks loaded in 15 to 20 minutes. The union truck drivers are in shock when we fly through freight.

  24. Locke n Load says:

    THAT Slap, would be something I rarely get to see: efficiency at the dock. Most of them don’t understand how our HOS (hours of service) rules work. Extended dock time makes for VERY long days, sneaky rule bending, and miserable health on the road. Seriously, thanks for giving a damn. If all my days were bump n runs I’d probably knock 25 hrs off my week and get that much more sleep. God knows I can use it. Btw, if you have a place to put the truck overnight in Chicago, give it up buddy. I usually have to park in Gary In. and have my brother drive me back into the city. Leaving my rig unattended in Chicago is asking to have it stripped

  25. R.D. Walker says:

    Taking the family and heading to the Sunshine State for seven days. I will still be blogging, but it may be a little light. The old man needs a break.

    • notamobster says:

      I hear tell there’s a nice white deacon who inhabits a black church, down Jacksonville way. You may wanna stop in and tell him I said “hi”.

      Enjoy Florida, Sir. It’s great for those who like that sort of thing. I’ll take the snow and blistering cold any day of the week…..

  26. Locke n Load says:

    Might want to steer clear of Jacksonville. I hear crazy people live there…

  27. Locke n Load says:

    Interesting. Ditched the comment count to extend the recent comment section?

  28. notamobster says:

    Looks like the recent comment section was shortened and the comment count eliminated in favor of more space at the bottom, to me.

    Good riddance to the comment count. That thing made me self-conscious when I showed up on it. (I’m fragile)

    Oh…. by the by, that broad at the top of the thread is so hot….. I’m not nuts for blondes, but her curves. Hmmm… she’s someone’s granny or nana, or other yucky, non-hot old woman by now. In that picture she was f-ing gorgeous! (I once told my ex-wife’s maternal Grandmother: “wow you were beautiful” … young and inexperienced. I know better now)

  29. Slaphappypap says:

    Locke, just yesterday we had a truck driver in the dock with his skid ready to band and load. A co-worker of mine told him 5 minutes. He was hot under the collar and his dispatcher told him to leave. This is a waste of time. My supervisor calls his dispatcher and asks him why he pulled his driver. He says he can’t sit more than 15 minutes in the door and must keep moving. Funny, when this certain trucking company is two hours late we hold their freight for them. If I was in charge I’d tell my customer that the company they’re using is uncooperative on timing and would suggest to use someone else.

  30. R.D. Walker says:

    It’s great for those who like that sort of thing.

    I hear you. My folks live down there in the winter so this is as much for the boy to see grandma and grandpa as anything.

    We will be way down at the bottom of America’s wang. Not up where the pubes and Brad are.

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    Made it to the sunshine state.

  32. sortahwitte says:

    I used to train twice a year in Beaumont, TX. The joke down there was: “Orange, TX, – where the sewer meets the sea”. Orange is next door to Beaumont.

  33. sortahwitte says:

    The good looking young women at the top of the post reminds of a girl I used to date in high school.

    Well, I didn’t date her, but she was a good friend.

    Well, I didn’t really know her but she sat in front of me in study hall and as I went to sharpen my pencil for the umpteenth time, I would lean forward and try to smell her perfume.

    Well, that’s when she said: “f*ck off pervert or my boyfriend will rip out your liver.”

    Ah. Those golden highschool memories.

  34. notamobster says:



  35. R.D. Walker says:

    Sorta: I know of what you speak, brother. In 1980, I had the same relationship with a gal who looked like this.

    • notamobster says:

      RD: The banner for the “Most commented (last 30 days)” has disappeared, too. The bottom of the top 10 writers just blends right into the most commented section.

  36. R.D. Walker says:

    Thanks Nota. Fixed. Like everything else, the Revo waits for me to be on vacation to start falling apart.

  37. notamobster says:

    Isn’t that what vacations are for? To mete out all the bugs that refuse to show their face while you’re there….

  38. Bman says:

    This is the hockey league I played in back in 91-93. Things really havent changed much since then….

  39. notamobster says:

    Bman I had no idea you were a semi-pro. Nice. Looks like the guy at the far boards near the blue line shoulda picked someone different to fight with…

  40. Bman says:

    Not semi-pro Nota- junior hockey. Kids in this league still retain their college eligibility. They dont get paid a dime. I lost my college eligibility my last year playing by accepting living allowences and a year and a half of paid college by the team I played for in Seattle. Pretty good deal for me when I look back at it.

    I remember the first fight I got into in this league. Got my ass handed to me. Fought Chris Muller form the Lakeland Jets. He was their goon, but I didn’t know that being a rookie and all. Lesson learned.

  41. notamobster says:

    Oh, I didn’t look it up, just assumed. Still sweet. My uncle was sponsored the Gaylord Grizzlies before they moved. They were NAHL.

    I was the captain of my team through bantams and midgets. Most penalty minutes in my conference my senior year. Seems I may have had an attitude problem. (I didn’t start playing til 9th grade)

    My goalie had polio, so he sat on his legs during play. He had extremely quick hands, but could only reach so high. I was uber-defensive of him, we were very close. Great guy. Incredible outlook on life.

    My brother plays in the local C & B league for over 30’s. Well, he doesn’t really play hockey — he’s a goalie. He’s been harrassing me about starting to play again, but I’m afraid of getting hurt. I can’t afford to miss work. I really, really want to play again, I just don’t want to get hurt.

  42. Bman says:

    I don’t play at all anymore either because I don’t think I can take another groin pull. Co-ed volleyball and golf are my games nowadays…

  43. Bman says:

    Funny you mentioned Gaylord. I played in Saginaw who eventually moved to Gaylord. That was some years later after my days of the NAHL.

    Saginaw is a shithole, btw….

  44. notamobster says:

    Yes it is. I live an hour west of Sag-nasty.

  45. Locke n Load says:

    Just drove thru there actually. If i didnt have 1200 more miles to run by Tues pm i’d have stopped. Juuuuust missed the Heart of thhe Mitten,lol.

    • notamobster says:

      Were you on US-127? If so, you passed within 4 miles of my house. It’s the Middle of the Mitten, by the way. I can’t wait til you have time to stop in and drink a few. I’ll keep the light on for you, just give me a few hours notice.

  46. Bman says:

    If you would’ve stopped, your rig would be sitting on blocks right now….

  47. TN_Cat says:

    Great post at Big Peace right now by Rob Miller. His idea is to declare a no fly zone over Libya. Last line, a tweet out of Libya s a must read.

  48. notamobster says:

    OKAY…so, I turn Glenn Beck on at night while I jump into the fray here at The Real Revo. I like the noise and hope to catch something that we don’t have on here already.

    All I’m saying is — Glenn — hook a brother up with a job, if you’re gonna jack our stuff!

    At the very least, give us an honorable mention. Tip o the hat . . . something. I’m just sayin.

    I’ll work 80 hrs a week and get you good info, but you have to let me continue to post on the Revo. Simple terms, if you’re askin my opinion.

  49. Bman says:

    Nota! What did he say????

  50. R.D. Walker says:

    On our way to Orlando today to take the boy to pay homage to the Mouse. God help me.

    I have been raising kids for 26 years so far and I only have 13 more until my youngest is 18. I should get an award or something.

  51. BrunDawg says:

    I’ve read some stories here about your kids. I think your ‘award’ is pretty sweet. But you already knew that. Enjoy the trip.

  52. notamobster says:

    Yeah, your award is an empty nest and kids who aren’t in prison…

    Bman: He covered one story we had — coincidence. Then two… then three … He covered them all in a row. Like he was rolling through the Revo front page.

  53. TN_Cat says:

    Headline of the day:
    San Fran to vote on circumcision ban

    You can suck juniors brains out if he is in the womb, cut his spinal cord if he is fresh from the oven but you better not touch little Johny’s pee pee.

    Fucking idiots!

  54. MadBrad says:

    People on the Glenn Beck show staff have obviously read the Revo starting a while back.

    Then again…

    We are all being drawn together and are starting to get on the same sheet of music because the ideals expressed here and on the Glenn Beck show are timeless. It is only now that people are standing up for those ideals on a daily basis. I’m glad that the stuff we talk about here goes out to Becks audience. That’s a pretty big crowd.

  55. notamobster says:

    Me too, Brad. I just figured I’d throw it out there in case he’s looking for some folks to work paid positions. (wink, wink…nudge, nudge, know what I mean?)

  56. MadBrad says:

    Limbaugh just said that this shit with the teachers unions and the SEIU is going to end in bloodshed. I know that he’s known this for a while. I’m glad that he’s finally saying it.

  57. Bman says:

    Feb 22, 1980…..

  58. locke n load says:

    alt-Country canadian style. enjoy…

    1400 miles down, still another 260 to go tonite.
    these guys got me smilin tho…

  59. locke n load says:

    Now compare the above to THIS, 180 proof American style alt-country..

    reminds me of the band we had playing our house party at KU

  60. Slaphappypap says:

    Rham is mayor of Chicago. That is all.

  61. Locke n Load says:

    you are SO fucked

  62. notamobster says:

    You are SO fucked!

  63. notamobster says:

    I heard through the grapevine that the President of the Union Local was told that I’m shit for a supervisor.

    (big grin) I must be doing things right.

    My boss told me on Friday that when I hit my 3 months mark (I’m a contractor-to-hire for 6 months)…but, when I hit my 3 month mark, they’re planning on promoting me (my boss and his boss — both new guys brought in to change the culture) .

    I’m encouraged that folks are complaining about me. It shows that I’m putting them out of their comfort zone.

  64. locke n load says:

    Just got off the phone with a mortgage guy and for the first time ever I wasn’t the most bearish guy talking. What a trip…
    Trying to guage the speed of the economy’s fall is getting harder every day but I still think we’re in major Muni default territiroy by summer meaning QE3 by fall. The kid I was talking to, an econ-finance degree holder, thinks we won’t even finish disbursing QE2 before the whole system collapses upon itself. Get that? he thinks we’re belly up by summer. Kinda makes me wonder why I should even worry about refinancing the loan down a couple points if I’m going to be paying it back with monopoly money anyway, roflmao.

    Bman, if you have the means, nows the time to get that home loan buddy. I just hope the place has some land.

  65. sortahwitte says:

    LnL. Same down here. Lots of financial advisors with unhappy looks. They’ll figure what you want but are more bullish on short term stuff. Yeah. Shoulda bought gold 10 years ago.

  66. Locke n Load says:

    I love gold but am DAMN skittish about the prospects for legal ownership under any re-monetization scenario here in the states. If the dollar is destroyed (ok, ok, WHEN) the US is going to be hard pressed to show value of any kind in the debt markets. Under a tyrant like Obama or a fool like Beranke all gold holding could be nationalized like back in the 30’s. Thats why I’m looking at Silver, Platinum, and farmland investments.

    Oh, wouldn’t mind looking at folks with huge water rights either. Nestle brings in ungodly amounts from canada and the northern states and ships it overseas, much to China. They have some crazy ass long term lease to the water for something like $1 a year,lol.

  67. Locke n Load says:

    Nice sunset over the mountains tonight, eh Roy?

  68. notamobster says:

    🙂 A couple of my jarhead buddies have sent this to me…

  69. sortahwitte says:

    I guess they have started training in the Corps on how to be subtle.

  70. vanagram says:

    My lucky day!…this just arrived in my in box:

    Hello My Friend!
    I write to you the letter, and I hope to receive the answer from you.
    My name is Marina.
    I the young woman, average years, I have brown hair. I the beautiful woman 🙂 And live in Russia, city Zelenodolsk. Me 29 years old.
    My city is in 920 km from Moscow.
    And if you wish to get acquainted with me, I shall be very happy to answer your letter.
    And I would like to tell why I write to you.
    The matter is that in 2 weeks I shall visit the USA or other country in the Europe.
    Now I have the plan to visit USA.
    But I have no friends or relatives in the USA or other country in the Europe.
    And while I at all do not know what country better to visit.
    In WHAT CITY OR ANOTHER COUNTRY YOU LIVE NOW? We could have our meeting?
    Tell to me more about your state and city? What interesting?
    I shall have the tourist visa, and I can visit any country in the USA. And can travel in Europe.
    But main my purpose, it to find the good friend for me.
    The man for serious attitudes and if you are now alone?
    You have not the wife or children I ask you to write to me the letter.
    And we could learn better each other.
    I have not boyfriend, and I have not children.
    To write to you the letter, I have addressed in agency of acquaintances, and to me give yours e-mail.
    It not a spam or other bad things. So, please, answer me!!!
    My letter, this offer to acquaintance and to learn better each other.
    In my next letter I will send you my photo!!! I hope you will be like see me. 🙂 And I would like to receive your photo too.

    Please, answer only my personal e-mail

    She talk more better than Koko the gorilla.

  71. sortahwitte says:

    I bet she more scary Koko.

  72. locke n load says:

    the Bonneville Salt Flats are very UNimpressive and UNexciting on a moonless night.
    that is all

  73. MadBrad says:

    Dammit man. I wish I could be there in the passenger seat to experience the nothingness over some wildly meaningless conversation.

  74. locke n load says:

    T’would be good, true. We’re both masters of the meaningless, extraneous, and obvious 🙂

  75. locke n load says:

    puttin down in Wells Nv shortly.
    moonless nights are cool when crossing into nevada. you drive for an hour thru inky blackness then out of nowhere Wendover comes into view.
    The city is in a valley so as you approach it seems to rise out of nothingness like a giant UFO mothership,lol

  76. Slaphappypap says:

    I found this on Facebook. Somebody please rip this apart. Piece. By. Piece.

    Are you sick of highly paid teachers?

    Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit!

    We can get that for less than minimum wage.

    That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours).

    Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

    However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

    LET’S SEE….

    That’s $585 X 180= $105,300

    per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

    What about those special

    education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an

    hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

    Wait a minute — there’s

    something wrong here! There sure is!

    The average teacher’s salary

    (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days

    = $277.77/per day/30

    students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

  77. locke n load says:

    Working on it now Slap, picadillo is cooking so I have a few minutes 🙂

  78. locke n load says:

    RE: I found this on Facebook. Somebody please rip this apart. Piece. By. Piece.

    Are you sick of highly paid teachers?
    Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year!

    Not correct really and that’s not the argument an informed debater should present. With such a condescending tone to your posting I’m gonna have to assume you’re covering for shameful ignorance in this regard. That said, time for some schoolin punk 
    1) Teachers “pay” is, first of all, not a flat price deal like you suggest. Teacher takehome pay is typically 30-50% lower than actual earnings because of automatic, contractual, pretax deductions for health insurance and pensions. Union dues, of course, are not and so come out of the check of the teacher in a box on the checkstub. Ergo, if a teacher is bringing home 50K they’re actually EARNING 80-100K. Yes, that’s the truth. What is in fact driving up taxpayer costs consists of contractually obligated COLA raises, long term liabilities, and payouts for retired workers as well. In the case of Wisconsin the common prole plaint is that Gov Walker has “cut” corporate taxes to force a budget showdown and break the unions. Patently false. Wisconsin has heavy state income taxes and as a result has to offer other incentives to lure businesses. Those businesses, like anywhere else in the country, angle for tax exemption time windows when they move there. Regardless, if Walker were to actually raise corporate taxes to “make up” the shortfall the end result would be less business, fewer jobs created, and even LOWER tax reciepts. The ultimate irony is that most corporate taxes are passed onto the consumer anyway (surely you’ve heard the phrase ‘corporations don’t really pay taxes’) so in the end, the teacher union’s demand for higher pay ultimately is born by the taxpayer. Again.

    It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit!
    We can get that for less than minimum wage.
    That’s right. Let’s give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan– that equals 6 1/2 hours).

    2) Interesting proposal. The model already exists actually and if you are willing to concede YOUR child is an utter moron and deserves “daycare” at 12 yrs old lets go with this. Your plan is already working in every town, probably dozens of times, and is run all over the country. Its called “daycare”. If you had kids you’d be familiar with the pricing schedule. Last time I looked (2 years ago) the states regulated how many kids each “teacher” could handle at 4 or 6 depending on degree and the facility. The one we looked at had 10 kids, all free-range brats, and the class earned a grand total of $8,000/mo divided between the facility and the THREE “teachers” Lets be generous and assume they kept 50% of that so they were earning $1333 each/mo. (10x$800/mo divided by 3 times 50%). Of course thses teachers could work 12 months so hey, that’s almost 16K a year! Oh wait, that doesn’t include benefits…bummer.

    Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

    Yup, that WOULD be a bargain for your “babysitting” scenario for a parent! 19.5 x 20= $390/mo or HALF the price of our existing childcare! You might be onto something here kid! See if you can get your teacher to agree to that. And make sure to point out they have to find their own benefits thank you very much.

    However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.
    LET’S SEE….
    That’s $585 X 180= $105,300
    per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries)

    3) See above, sheesh.

    What about those special
    education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an
    hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

    4) Interesting suggestion. However in the real world the charges for current daycare would prove your pricing model outragous. Special needs kids usually cost about 50% more than so-called normal kids and require greater supervision, meaning more teachers, meaning less money to go around. Fuck. Math sucks, doesn’t it? Free market pricing is SUCH a bitch.

    Wait a minute — there’s
    something wrong here! There sure is!
    The average teacher’s salary
    (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days
    = $277.77/per day/30
    students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student–a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!

    Yeah, what a deal indeed. For the teachers that is… Actually I don’t begrudge a lot of them the salary they take home. My brother is a teacher and watches over your ugly-fuck-dumb-as-dirt-too-fucking-stupid-to-stay-out-of-gangs kids. And guess what. The problem is YOU. You think throwing MY money at the problem will fix things. YOU think paying them several million dollars of ZERO MATCH pensions (meaning 100% taxpayer funded!) in retirement is “fair”. YOU don’t take enough time to discipline your kids, YOU don’t take enough time to go over their homework with them DAILY, and YOU, you arrogant little marxist turd, YOU have the balls to constantly blame the school when your little genetic freak of an offspring can’t read at the pathetic national standard!
    Here’s an idea. Discipline your children. Check their homework. Make them do MORE than the school recommends because you know damn well its crappier than what YOU had as a kid. Keep an eye on their friends and act like a PARENT. Get active in your school district, start a bookdrive, supplies drive, or gym equipment fundraising. Volunteer in the kid’s classroom, library, or PTA. Do ALL this and you can call yourself a decent parent. If you aren’t willing to do the hard work then don’t go taking MY tax dollars to support YOUR inept child as he stumbles through life. Accept your responsibilities, grow up, and if your teachers strike? Demand they be fired.
    And one last thing, arguably the most important if you ever want to get serious about WHY education costs so much. In the last several decades we’ve pumped untold billions into raising per-student spending but to no avail, correct? Ever ask yourself why it hasn’t worked? Have a look at the rate of increase in the education beauracracy vs the number of techers and students and you’ll see something that should startle you. We’ve increased our spending on administrators at least threefold the rate of teachers, capiche? Here’s an idea, cut the meddling counter productive USELESS administrative FAT and you might, just MIGHT, be able to manage the balooning costs of teacher’s pensions. At ;least you might be able to buy yourselves some time. THINK. Stop being a drone.

  79. Locke n Load says:

    Hows that?

  80. notamobster says:

    A kwality bitch-slapping if ever I seen one. (sarry…edukated in publik skewl)

    Hell, by this retard-math, I should be making eleventy-seven jillion dollars a year, because I babysit those same dumbfuck kids … now in adulthood! I wish I was paid per special-needs child I babysit at work.

    What kind of inbred, mouth-breathing, dumbfuck came up with this? They should be slapped and spayed or neutered to prevent further contamination of the gene pool.

  81. Locke n Load says:

    That, my friend, is sadly one of the more coherent arguments I’ve seen from the mouth breathers. The avg-joe on the street’s understanding of the problem is horrifying. If you can explain that to them and they STILL argue? They’re either retarded or Union drones. Or both.

    • notamobster says:

      I heard a similar argument from a union-drone-lefty at work (who is LITERALLY) a slow-talking, slurred-lisp having, mouth-breather. He’s the guy that told me everything I didn’t know about the oil business on my first day at work. Fucktard! I heard him spouting his shit today, shook my head, and walked away.

      His exact words at one point: “and now the government wants to kill the unions. they want the lowest-paid people out there – teachers – to give up all of their rights and make less money….they teach our kids (he doesn’t have kids – I doubt he’s ever talked to a woman he didn’t have to give money to first) and it’s not right to put them in poverty”.

      I just didn’t have the energy to engage the target.

  82. Locke n Load says:

    Bwahahaha! Dude, he’s a clay pigeon, treat him as such. I’m posting up something on the teacher thing in just a bit. long read

  83. BrunDawg says:

    van-a-gram, you wouldn’t happen to live in Naperville, IL would you? Turns out, believe it or not, some of these girls are fake – you read it here first.

    2/25/11; “A Naperville man has been scammed out of $200,000 after wiring money overseas to an online girlfriend he didn’t realize was fake.”

  84. Locke n Load says:

    Ha! Naperville?! I lived there for a few years when I was just married. From the looks of the folks there you’d think they were smarter than that. Still, Vans letter is fucking hillarious.

  85. jacksonsdad says:

    Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day…maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

    I didn’t have time to check but…. did this dipshit actually try to make the case that a public school teacher should be making almost 600 bucks a day?

    I’m going back to get that extra 6 months of schoolin’ and turn my worthless BA into a friggin’ AWESOME Teaching Certificate!

    Seriously though… how many professions make 600/ day? And of those, how many get consistently increasingly rewarded for consistently increasingly poor performance?

    What a joke. If they had been willing to concede even a little they could have continued on their gravy train. They’ve been funneling confiscated loot for many moons and We The People have been so indoctrinated that we’ve let it happen in broad daylight. Now, with everybody feeling the pinch, the veil is drawn back on who is SELFLESS and who is SELFISH. It’s easy to talk about ‘sacrrifice’ when you and your constituents are immune… not so much when the ‘fat cats’ you’ve been demonizing are revealed within your ranks.

    It turns out (as it is with most things), “Never let a crisis go to waste” cuts both ways.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I pay about $25 per day to send young Samuel Adams to private school for kindergarten, but that covers everything, not just the teacher’s salary. Building, electricity, staff, cruiculum and on and on. It is a damned fine private school too.

      Kindergarten is as high as this school goes, however. Next year he goes to public school… unless I puke all over it and send him to a church school.

  86. Locke n Load says:

    $25 is a BARGAIN, wow. Are the kids being used as a miniature labor force to augment the school’s earnings? Thats really an amazing rate.

    Wish I could find the Great Escape scene for the Simpsons to illustrate this better… remember this?

  87. Bman says:

    shit…my last year teaching was in 2004. I grossed around $32,000 for that year. Obviously, with bennies it was almost twice that much. However, my contract was for 191 days. Lets see, divide 32,000 by 191, carry the one, and….I was being paid over 20 bucks an hour, (not including benefits). I was more than satisfied with my compensation. But then again, I wasn’t all about the chilllllldren apparently….

  88. Locke n Load says:

    Hey Bman, you need to find this Hays Carll tune and sneak it in the jukebox rotation,lol. Don’t you agree?

  89. Locke n Load says:

    Has anyone here read The Great Divorce and if so, how would you rate it among the rest of CS Lewis’ works? Seems it isn’t in my collection

  90. Locke n Load says:

    Oh, and RD, what happened to the visitor count and bot count stats at the bottom of the Dashboard? I found that stuff fascinating just like the viewer ‘hits’ map you once had up

  91. R.D. Walker says:

    Locke: Damn, that’s gone too? This site is like owning livestock. It doesn’t like me on vacation. Getting on a plane back to the icebox this morning. Will be there by lunch time and will look into it.

  92. R.D. Walker says:

    Locke: I checked it. I still see the visitor count info on the bottom of the Dashboard page. Do you see it?

  93. Locke n Load says:

    Its back now…weird