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  1. about 9 hours ago on Doonesbury

    umm, where did I troll, or name call? Just because someone points out a truth or observes things you don’t like does not make it derogatory or an attack. In fact in posting this comment you proved my point about the importance of learning the tools of rhetoric.

  2. about 11 hours ago on Doonesbury

    you are confusing college with vocational school. Those paths are available, and sorely in need of students to replace the aging out plumbers, electricians, construction, and metal workers. We work with construction companies and they can’t find enough people to do the jobs. They are out there. Liberal Arts degrees are not about one job, they are about developing your brain so you are prepared to tackle any job in broad fields that require thinking and planning skills. Jobs in finance, law, government, human resources, business management, advertising, economics, research, the list is kinda endless.

  3. about 11 hours ago on Doonesbury

    omg people! Please get over the freaking stereotypes! There are literally millions of gainfully employed and even business owning liberal arts majors. This “liberal arts are useless” is just the bs made up in the 20th century by the right wing Christian “moral majority” to undermine/devalue freethinking because it was the biggest threat to their agenda.

    Up to that point, it was understood that anyone who could think for themselves and problem solve on a vast array of topics was a desirable employee. But the MM realized it was too late for adults so they focussed a two prong attack starting with denigrating and demonizing, “the academic elite” to the un-college educated voters. This made making nefarious changes to the education system easier. Falwell’s plan got Bush elected, who instituted the “no child left behind” education/indoctrination system which dumbed down US education. It made sure children were not learning to be independent thinkers and problem solvers, but to know only what was needed to pass “The Test.” It did this by forcing schools to cut funding for the classes that were necessary for critical thinking skills that sniff out dangerous lies and false statements. Classes like Civics, that taught how to evaluate and understand government and the role of a citizen in it, and Rhetoric that taught how to judge whether something said was true or not, and how to effectively counter false statements without resorting to, trolling and name calling.

    That 40 years later folks on a comic forum are parroting the same anti-education refrain like it is God’s truth shows how dangerously successful the plan was. And btw yes, I have one of those liberal arts degrees, and I own a contracting company in a field that requires a liberal arts degree to get hired, even at the entry level. The young folks out of school who come to work for us land solid middle class jobs that pay their student loans, buy cars, and get them houses. No burger grease involved

  4. 1 day ago on Back in the Day

    I do agree, within limits. Nobody needs to/should put up with things that make them feel hurt, sad or injured, just because they are “in a relationship,” either a friendship or more than that. Cold clammy hands are certainly in the safe realm of “I like/love you. I will hold your cold clammy hand.” You are probably in a pretty good place with somebody as a friend if that’s all you have to put up with, chuckle.

  5. 8 days ago on Skippy

    it think it might be? Doesn’t Sooky always have saggy clothes? I still have a hard time discerning what tells he uses to differentiate his characters, if there is a set cast, and not just random kids that come in and out. I do know the “sharpest shooter on Vesey Street” is always dressed up in tartans, I think.

  6. 8 days ago on Candorville

    yeah, I think we lost half a morning to it in our office…lol. Good thing the bosses are the ones who shared it (wink.)

  7. 9 days ago on Candorville

    uh huh. One of the funniest bits in the piece I shared above revolves around certain aromas you can’t escape in a tiny dwelling… chuckle.

  8. 9 days ago on Skippy

    Hazels are the best! I get to stare lovingly into hazels every day. Mine are neutral grey, so they take on color depending on the surroundings or what I’m wearing. I wear a lot of green, lol.

  9. 10 days ago on Skippy

    well, maybe a few more than that… grey, green, hazel….

  10. 10 days ago on Skippy

    This one is kinda creepy. I can’t figure out what is going on with the kids eyes. Are we supposed to surmise they are always swollen in shiners? that’s actually really sad.