Friday, June 10, 2005

ATTENTION «ROCKER»

I am not a so-called «bot» and I am not stupid. I am an education major at Princeton University and you do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid. My GPA is a steady 3.8. I wish to educate those who I feel are uninformed, and I have been vilified. I feel that once you open your mind, you will feel that there is a progressive answer to today's issues. You have to open your mind not keep it narrow. I am messenger for progressive change. My views are shared by many people.

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At 7:45 PM, June 10, 2005, Anonymous Lisa vignetted...

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At 7:47 PM, June 10, 2005, Anonymous Lisa vignetted...

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At 9:41 PM, June 10, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

Hiya Bot, uh, i mean, Howie,

Howie says : I am not a so-called «bot» and I am not stupid.

Rocker says : Whoa there pardner! Keep yer longJohns on. You got my thumbs up for what you do in talking about 'progressive stuff'. And to EVERYBODY HERE, Howie deserves credit for that you hear! Just kicking you for promoting your site all 'bot-like'. That's a separate issue, so don't get your knickers in a knot over it.

Howie says : I am an education major at Princeton University and you do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid.

Rocker says : But Ivy-league-rs GENERALLY get in because Ivy League-rs GENERALLY come from rich-ass backgrounds...and becos of that can afford all that stuff that goes into creating a gal or a guy who can get whatever scores you talked about in that 'gpa' thing. But I suppose you're too 'smart' to know that huh? And anyways, getting in doesn't make you a smart ass. Unless the test you take to get in tests the entire spectrum of your intellegence. But i suppose you're too 'smart' to know that huh? Being an 'education major' is not the same as being an 'education GRADUATE'. But i suppose you're too 'smart' to know that huh? Being an 'education major' doesn't make you all round smart in all other areas. Therefore you can call yourself 'specifically quite smart' and then try and prove why that makes you 'generally very smart'. But I suppose being as 'smart' as you are, you wouldn't have thought about that huh?

Howie says : I am messenger for progressive change. My views are shared by many people.

Rocker says : So are you a messenger for progressive change becos your message is progressive or becos it is 'shared by many people it don't mean squat whether it is 'shared by many people'. In fact, if it is 'shared by many peopl'e, than you better be wary. The world couldn't have become this shit if it wasn't for ideas 'shared by many people'.

 
At 10:38 PM, June 10, 2005, Anonymous Suzie_Q vignetted...

Rocker says on his loony tunes blog: "from the steel tips of my boots."

Get a grip, weirdo. Did you take your pills today?

 
At 10:38 PM, June 10, 2005, Anonymous Binky vignetted...

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At 2:13 AM, June 11, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

yeah. Got a few on loan from your mom.

 
At 3:02 AM, June 11, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

Nice blog Howie, I too have a blog; a very progressive one.:)

 
At 3:03 AM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous Oikono vignetted...

On a tangentially related note:

My friend, at dartmouth if I remember correctly, once told me that the college republicans complainted about the faculty being biased towards hiring left leaning professors, hence the skewed ration of liberal professors to right-leaning professors.

One of the professor wrote in reply that they can't help it if smart people chose to vote democrat.

 
At 7:08 AM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous Suzie_Q vignetted...

That's what's making Rocker so angry, jealous, and full of hate, I reckon.

 
At 7:19 AM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous Mack vignetted...

Rocker needs an overhaul. He's missing a few circuits.

 
At 9:31 AM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous hotlibgirl vignetted...

Howie i so totoly want u. U R so hot n so smart. Thay tride to maek me a neocon but i xcaped.

 
At 1:48 PM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous mack makes me laugh vignetted...

".... the college republicans complainted............blah blah blah
One of the professor wrote in reply that they can't help it if smart people chose to vote democrat"


Using oikono & the professor(s) (il)logic---oikono must be a repub. Not that I'm "complainting".

 
At 2:02 PM, June 11, 2005, Blogger Saintperle vignetted...

Hey -- I assumed and think from what I see here, you ARE intelligent, but I fear you highly overvalue the worth of an Ivy league education, what it does to actually straight-jacket your intelligence into a lovely, large, plush box, but a closed box nonetheless.

So go to it, keep the grade-point average up, keep posting those ideals we need to remember, but bear in mind, the real world does NOT respect the Wise Men of New Jersey's opinion of moonlight. And a Princeton education really isn't actually an education as such. You want a real one -- transfer down to St. John's in Annapolis and see what education is like without the walls.

Aside from that, I enjoy your blog. And there ain't no crime in being young and not yet having found out what the rest of the world thinks about what they perceive as privilege on your part.

Oh -- I was, I guess, a hippie, actually, that was a media thing, a media name -- we of the 63-64-65 guys regarded ourselves as freaks. What had been called Bohemians in old terminology, meaning the educated version of what came to be called "hippie." But most of the real stuff was never seen via media because journalists don't know how to see anything that's outside their definition structure. Or if they do, they reduce it to that stricture they know, no matter how inappropriate or incorrect.

Saintperle

 
At 5:12 PM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

Why I'm joining the GOP! Leaving the left for fun and profit!
by Jeff Gillenkirk

After a lifetime voting for and working for Democratic candidates and independents, I'm finally going to make the switch and become a Republican.

The reasons are many, not the least of which is age. I turned 55 recently and, having lived more than half my life, I can't afford to worry anymore about the other guy. It's time for me.

As a Republican, I can now proudly -- indeed, defiantly -- pledge to never again vote for anyone who raises taxes for any reason. To hell with roads, bridges, schools, police and fire protection, Medicare, Social Security and regulation of the airwaves.

President Bush has promised to give me more tax cuts even though our federal government owes trillions of dollars to its creditors. But that's someone else's problem, not mine. Republicans are about the here and now, and I'm here now.

As a Republican, I can favor exploiting the environment for everything she's got. No need to worry about quaint notions like posterity and natural legacy. There are plenty of resources left for everyone, and if we don't use them, someone else will.

I want a party that doesn't worry about things before we have to. Republicans refuse to get hog-tied by theories such as global warming, ozone depletion, fished-out oceans and disappearing wetlands. The real problems -- if there are any -- aren't forecast to take hold for at least 50 years. So what do I care? I'll be dead.

As a Republican, I can swagger and clamor for war -- in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, wherever -- even though I've never fought in one or even been in the military. I can claim that we're fighting for Democracy, ignoring reports of torture at Abu Ghraib, Bagram Air Base and Guantanamo Bay, and a spreading gulag of secret detention centers around the world.

Freedom, as every American should know after spending $300 billion for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, isn't free.

As a Republican, I can insist on strict moral values when it comes to sex and ignore the growing moral chasms in business, politics, sports, journalism and the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church.

A society that loses control of its sexual urges faces unwanted pregnancies, socially transmitted disease, broken families. Those overzealous about wealth, however, produce only a higher GDP, lifelong security for their family and more minimum wage jobs for the lower classes. What's wrong with that?

As a Republican, I can favor strict punishment of criminals, except for those who happen to be my friends or neighbors. Isn't that the very definition of community -- looking out for friends and family?

I will be pro-death penalty and anti-abortion, pro-child but anti-child care, for education but against funding of public schools. As a Republican, I'll have a better chance of getting to spout my opinions in the media, which for some reason seems convinced that since Bush was re-elected with the smallest electoral margin of any sitting president in history, liberals are passe.

As a Republican, I'll say goodbye to "old Jesus" and hello to "new Jesus. " Sure Christ started out as a liberal Jew, and look where that got him. Compassion, love and diatribes against the rich only encourage the weak and punish the most successful among us. The Jesus that Republicans worship is a muscular, decisive, pro-war crusader hard at work cleansing the world of evildoers, not, God forbid, turning the other cheek.

My decision to become a Republican didn't come easily. For years I clung to the idea that the foundation of a democratic society was our implied social contract, each of us committing some level of personal sacrifice to the common good of all.

I regarded taxes as dues we pay for better roads and schools, safe inspection of meat and dairy products, maintenance of parks and protection of wilderness areas. I see now that looking out for the common good resulted in shortchanging the most important element in this formula -- me.

Let Democrats continue promising the "greatest good for the greatest number." Republicans clearly have my number -- No. 1.

I'm sure a lot of my friends reading this will ask me, "How can you sleep?" My answer will be, "Who's got time? I'm busy earning money." While they're bellyaching about rising deficits, the outsourcing of jobs and casualties in Iraq, I'll be marveling at the march of freedom in the Middle East, upticks in the GDP and the president's plan to link Social Security to the magic of the marketplace.

As a Republican, I simply won't listen to bad news anymore. Bad news doesn't get me or my family anywhere! If you don't have anything good to say about somebody, don't say anything at all -- unless it happens to be about a Democrat, of course.

 
At 9:52 PM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous kissmyassamerica vignetted...

at the end of the day, it's an american education....oxymoron. princeton, harvard, ivy, blah, blah, same american idiot talking nonsense with better vocabulary. Americans are dumb ####.

 
At 9:53 PM, June 11, 2005, Anonymous kissmyassamerica vignetted...

it takes a majority of idiots to elect an idiot like bush

 
At 3:56 AM, June 12, 2005, Anonymous Oikono vignetted...

To mack makes me laugh:

If you measure intelligience using language as a benchmark, especially off the cuff comments, you must be a republican. =)

Seriously, I couldn't care less either way about the whole Republican/ Democrat divide.

 
At 7:38 PM, June 12, 2005, Anonymous Hankmeister vignetted...

Gee, anonymous, nice parody about becoming a Republican. About time you wised up.

kmaAmerica - what kind of progressyve attitude is that given John Kerry, the Vietnam hero who admitted to being a war criminal, actually had a lower GPA at Yale than Bu$Hitler? You're making progressyves look really bad with that kind of sloppy ranting. This is not our strongest point to argue, how dumb Shrubya is. If he's so damn dumb then why has he won two elections? He had to be pretty damn smart to steal the first one and to then snooker an extra four million voters to vote for him after all the negative lies we liberals and our media lapdogs were able to toss at Amerikans.

 
At 7:38 PM, June 12, 2005, Anonymous Hankmeister vignetted...

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At 2:00 PM, June 13, 2005, Blogger Emerson vignetted...

Jeez, I remember when Howie was a Liberal Larry guy. Now he's Tony Clifton. Rough choice but good luck with it!

 
At 2:05 PM, June 13, 2005, Blogger hooey vignetted...

Excuse me. Tony Cifton? Who's that?

 
At 6:43 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger r/r vignetted...

i'm a hipster too

i like your blog as a first impression. it emanates hope.

hope you don't mind me contributing in the comment sections.

i may come off as an extremist from my blog but i assure you that it's only from a frustration that i'm sure you know as well.

good work jersey, i'll link you if you let me.

 
At 7:07 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger r/r vignetted...

i meant that last comment to be posted on the relevant post..

but you're going to be busy if you respond to everyone who attacks you on a personal level. i say don't bother. if that's all they got...it's what they're resigned to, and you can go on pushing for change.

there's no way that you can put these truths out in an environment of ignorance without coming across as at least somewhat arrogant and pretentious, unless you hide it in fiction.

 
At 7:22 PM, June 14, 2005, Blogger KrappHammer vignetted...

>>you do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid.<<

I'll stipulate that you are not stupid, but you stopped short of full disclosure there, old buddy-- shoulda said

You do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid.... unless you have a rich daddy, preferably an alum.

Check out: The President is Not Stupid which appeared on
Sten Gazette
last October. Now there's a progressive blog. It was kinda the inspiration for Krapphammer but I seem to spend more time commenting on other people's blogs than writing for my own.

Anyhow, the idea is that Bush is not stupid, just ignorant and lazy. There's a difference.
If you can honestly say there are no ignorant and lazy "legacies" at Princeton, then I'd say you're not looking hard enough. They tend to skip class a lot and are mostly visible at frat parties.

Keep up the good work, let the criticism and personal attacks roll off your back like turdlets off a well-swung craphammer, and keep the faith!

 
At 11:21 PM, June 15, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

Hotlibgirl said :

Howie i so totoly want u. U R so hot n so smart. Thay tride to maek me a neocon but i xcaped.

Rocker says : you forgot to add on, '...with a spelling impediment.'

 
At 11:23 PM, June 15, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

Suzie_Q said...

That's what's making Rocker so angry, jealous, and full of hate, I reckon.

Rocker says : Yeah, reaaal jealous, 'specially since i was acquainted with those perspectives whilst at uni myself.

 
At 11:26 PM, June 15, 2005, Blogger Rocker vignetted...

Oikono said : Seriously, I couldn't care less either way about the whole Republican/ Democrat divide.

Rocker says : Yep. especially since they are both UNITED under the same american perspective. 'Republican', 'Democrat'...the american illusion of 'choice'. They both 'give it to you' but in different positions.

 
At 4:33 PM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous vignetted...

"I am an education major at Princeton University and you do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid. My GPA is a steady 3.8"

Is John Kerry writing this blog?

 
At 12:11 PM, June 20, 2005, Blogger Chauncy Biggins vignetted...

I'm not here to call you stupid or denegrate your intellect. I think it can be a failing of the intelligent, however, to think they can do anything at all. No matter what the problem is, they often think they can solve it. Like in the instance of socialism. It's very easy for a very intelligent person to ignore the history of socialism and say, "That wasn't true progressive socialism. When we do it, it will be different." What you don't realize is that giving the bureaucrats control over your economy is what paves the way for all the problems of the USSR, North Korea, Cuba, etc..You can say they weren't real communists, but how often are politicians real communists. If you let unscrupulous bastards administer your system, they will corrupt it. Communism is giving the thieves the keys to your home!

ps. I wonder how the Democratic Party would enjoy having their link so close to the CPUSA link. I think it's highly appropriate!

 
At 12:15 PM, June 20, 2005, Blogger Chauncy Biggins vignetted...

Why is it that all you guys ever do is trash people and insult them. I would have you know that Republicans started the EPA. Republicans abolished slavery. You may like to think that we're all evil half-wits, but that's only hurting you. You should actually learn to understand the views of your opponents if you ever hope to defeat them.

 

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