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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day, GN!

It’s Thursday; teh yay!!1!

k3wL thread GIF, Mac.

Sources in the Cleveland area are of the opinion that the GOP convention is going to be met with much “civil disobedience”…by which they pretty much mean outright thuggery. Several have referenced Chicago in 1968.

I think the city -- and the region -- are going to learn the hard way that there are limits to that old showbiz adage “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”.

I also wonder WTF the GOP was thinking when they chose Cleveland for their convention.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Good morning Fatwa and the rest of the GN!

Sorry to hear about your continuing problems with your employer, Paddy. Hopefully it all gets straightened out soon.

The convention this year, one way or the other, ought to be interesting. I wonder if the GOP leaders ever discussed the possibility of a Trump-like event happening. Doubtful.

I am muy tired this morning after a rough night of vivid dreaming. During the first half, Mrs Sven was divorcing me and not being very nice about it as she morphed back and forth with my first wife who was a real piece of work. One of those dreams where you wake up, look around the room, fall back asleep and pick up the dream right where it left off.

Then during the second half of the night, I got fired from the bestest place ever.

What does it all mean? No idea.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven!

Hope your vivid dreaming last night doesn’t leave you with a “REM hangover”…crikey!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

A REM hangover before the sun rises on St. Paddy’s day would surely suck. Speaking of teh Irish, you have mail, Fatwa.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Got it; response sent. 🙂

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Carp. I have to shave this morning. Poof

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven and Fatwa!

Sven -- sorry about your lack of sleep (followed by going to the Bestest Place Evah!).

Frivolity at my workplace continues unabated. Yesterday morning my supervisor wanted me to take over H’s classes (her last day of work was yesterday). Sure, no problem. Can I get the list of students? Access to the virtual classroom? Access to the students’ records? Access to the curriculum? Response: do you have a login for program Y? No? Oh carp!

That was the last I heard from her until 4:20, when I got another IM from her (the work day ends at 4:00). Long story short: I’m teaching two writing classes today and two tomorrow. I’ve got the curriculum and access to the classroom. After spring break (next week), I’ll get moar training and teach moar classes. The interesting thing is, I’ve been sitting around, bored, most of the time and was told “Don’t worry, things will slow down after spring break.” I’m beginning to think the pay is so low because you don’t actually work much.

TehMermaid
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TehMermaid
5 years ago

leprechan
Luck ‘o the Irish to all..

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy and Cali!

Bummer…Dad’s peeps have become so debased they can’t even be bothered to steal chickens for themselves anymore:

A Romanian Member of Parliament has been sentenced to two years in prison for handing out vast quantities of fast food to voters in a bid to win an election.

Florin Aurelian Popescu, a Liberal Democrat (PDL) politician resigned his parliamentary seat this month ahead of sentencing as he came to answer for a crime committed in 2012. Mr. Popescu was not an MP then, but was seeking re-election on a local council, reports the Telegraph.

Despite it not being a seat in the national parliament Mr. Popescu saw fit to give away 60,992 kg of “grilled chicken”, ordering it in bulk from a local business and sending campaign volunteers to collect and distribute the meat. The prosecutor told the court every package of chicken was “distributed for election purposes”.

Heartbreaking. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Not only that, they couldn’t be bothered to cook the chicken themselves! Leave it to the Liberal Democrats to try to enslave the populace with the yoke of dependency.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Two classes down, two more to go this week. Of the 14 students in my first class, none showed up. 3 of 20 showed up for the second class.

It’s weird talking to a computer screen and not getting the non-verbal cues from your students. Am I just sitting here, making a fool of myself, or are they paying attention?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sheesh, Paddy…sounds like the place you’re working for is run just a leetle haphazardly.

Would I be correct in assuming from the carpy attendance that the students -- or their families -- are not paying for this out of their own pockets?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

You would be right. This is a public charter school. Technically, if students don’t attend, they are breaking their contract and can be kicked out, but since the school is paid per body (like all other public schools, at least in CA), they don’t really want to get rid of anyone.