Alternative Math

 

Rarely do we have the opportunity to laugh at the antics of the Left and the irrationality of their ideas. Instead, we bemoan the distortions of truth and call out for rational, sensible behavior. Sometimes, it’s satisfying to just laugh at all of it.

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  1. Whistle Pig, Timely Rain Member
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    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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  2. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Whistle Pig, Timely Rain (View Comment):

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    No kidding! It is 10 minutes of pure bizarreness (is that a word?) and unfortunately, probably happens in some way many times a day, every day! Hysterical and frightening!

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  3. Miffed White Male Member
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    Hah!

    “Right 0ut of Nazi Germany”.

     

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

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  5. Miffed White Male Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, I caught that too.  

    You know, because conservatives are all anti-intellectual and stuff.

     

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  6. Jager Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math. 

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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    Jager (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math.

     

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  8. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    My husband pointed out an “error”; she should have put $2,000 next to $2,000 and told them they owed her $20,002,000. I hate new math.

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  9. KentForrester Moderator
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    Susan Quinn:

    Rarely do we have the opportunity to laugh at the antics of the Left and the irrationality of their ideas. Instead, we bemoan the distortions of truth and call out for rational, sensible behavior. Sometimes, it’s satisfying to just laugh at all of it.

     

    Susan, I think you’re absolutely right.  We need to laugh at, giggle at, satirize, make fun of (I’m beginning to run out of synonyms) the Left’s absurdities.  I find it easy to shake off someone’s opposing argument.  I don’t find it so easy to shake off someone laughing at my arguments with satire. 

    Whoops, I just parenthesized right in front of you. I’m sorry.  

    Kent

     

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  10. Miffed White Male Member
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    Anyone else find that the teacher remind them of Betty White?  Both looks and voice?

     

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Whoops, I just parenthesized right in front of you. I’m sorry.

    Kent

    Buy you books, send you to school . . . [sigh]

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  12. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    In the end the teacher did not get the math right.  It was $2000 for her last pay period and $2000 for her current one so the math is $20002000.  Being a government worker and our current labor laws this is most likely a reasonable rate.  

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  13. Hoyacon Member
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    Jager (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math.

    Panel member:  “So, this teacher . . this liberal elitist . . .”

    Commentator (Rush type?):  “If you hate America that much, why don’t you go teach in Commie France.”

    I wish that I could see this as an attempt at balance, but it’s led me to wonder if the filmmakers see the relativism and coddling of students in the video as something not squarely at the feet of the left.

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  14. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    In the end the teacher did not get the math right. It was $2000 for her last pay period and $2000 for her current one so the math is $20002000. Being a government worker and our current labor laws this is most likely a reasonable rate.

    Please note my comment #8. But I like your description better!

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  15. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    I wish that I could see this as an attempt at balance, but it’s led me to wonder if the filmmakers see the relativism and coddling of students in the video as something not squarely at the feet of the left.

    Details, details. I think there was some confusion on their part, but I’m not going to let it spoil my fun!

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  16. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    Anyone else find that the teacher remind them of Betty White? Both looks and voice?

    Yep, I thought so too.

     

     

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  17. Dave of Barsham Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Jager (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math.

    Panel member: “So, this teacher . . this liberal elitist . . .”

    Commentator (Rush type?): “If you hate America that much, why don’t you go teach in Commie France.”

    I wish that I could see this as an attempt at balance, but it’s led me to wonder if the filmmakers see the relativism and coddling of students in the video as something not squarely at the feet of the left.

    Self awareness is hard, I’ll give them some grace. With enough time the folks that made it may shoot up in bed in the middle of the night with the realization that, “OH NO, it’s us.”  

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  18. Hoyacon Member
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    Dave of Barsham (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Jager (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math.

    Panel member: “So, this teacher . . this liberal elitist . . .”

    Commentator (Rush type?): “If you hate America that much, why don’t you go teach in Commie France.”

    I wish that I could see this as an attempt at balance, but it’s led me to wonder if the filmmakers see the relativism and coddling of students in the video as something not squarely at the feet of the left.

    Self awareness is hard, I’ll give them some grace. With enough time the folks that made it may shoot up in bed in the middle of the night with the realization that, “OH NO, it’s us.”

    My take from the parent’s Nazi comment, as well as the picketing and the Star Chamber, is that they see it–to a degree.  But the portions quoted lead me to think they’re struggling for that breakthrough.  

     

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  19. drlorentz Member
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    Susan Quinn: Rarely do we have the opportunity to laugh at the antics of the Left and the irrationality of their ideas.

    I’m going to have to disagree with this. The opportunities are many, varied, and frequent. The video was an especially good example. Usually, they just do it to themselves.

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  20. C. U. Douglas Thatcher
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    Dave of Barsham (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Jager (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Extremely well done.

    However, didn’t I detect, during the segment on the talking heads, that it was conservative attitudes being skewered in two places?

    Yeah, most of the conservative and apolitical parents I know are the ones who dislike common core and the “new” way of doing math.

    Panel member: “So, this teacher . . this liberal elitist . . .”

    Commentator (Rush type?): “If you hate America that much, why don’t you go teach in Commie France.”

    I wish that I could see this as an attempt at balance, but it’s led me to wonder if the filmmakers see the relativism and coddling of students in the video as something not squarely at the feet of the left.

    Self awareness is hard, I’ll give them some grace. With enough time the folks that made it may shoot up in bed in the middle of the night with the realization that, “OH NO, it’s us.”

    Essentially. One of my more reasonable lefty friends will bring up some issues he has in discussions, and frequently either side of the debate will have plenty of examples of how it’s the other side that’s doing it. Self-examination seems to be a much-needed skill in this day and age.

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  21. Randy Webster Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Whistle Pig, Timely Rain (View Comment):

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    No kidding! It is 10 minutes of pure bizarreness (is that a word?) and unfortunately, probably happens in some way many times a day, every day! Hysterical and frightening!

    I think you want “bizarrity.”

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  22. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Whistle Pig, Timely Rain (View Comment):

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    No kidding! It is 10 minutes of pure bizarreness (is that a word?) and unfortunately, probably happens in some way many times a day, every day! Hysterical and frightening!

    I think you want “bizarrity.”

    Thank you! What was I thinking? !

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  23. aardo vozz Member
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    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer.  At least until it happens for real. 

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  24. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer. At least until it happens for real.

    Don’t want to raise your blood pressure but I’d bet some version of it is already going on. Sigh.

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  25. wilber forge Inactive
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer. At least until it happens for real.

    Don’t want to raise your blood pressure but I’d bet some version of it is already going on. Sigh.

    As I look back, this tidbit may have just be more comparable to the current time than thought. Seems to apply across the board and creepier now.

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  26. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    wilber forge (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer. At least until it happens for real.

    Don’t want to raise your blood pressure but I’d bet some version of it is already going on. Sigh.

    As I look back, this tidbit may have just be more comparable to the current time than thought. Seems to apply across the board and creepier now.

    Oh my gosh. Serling did amazing work. That piece is amazing and terrifying .

     

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  27. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    wilber forge (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer. At least until it happens for real.

    Don’t want to raise your blood pressure but I’d bet some version of it is already going on. Sigh.

    As I look back, this tidbit may have just be more comparable to the current time than thought. Seems to apply across the board and creepier now.

    Oh my gosh. Serling did amazing work. That piece is amazing and terrifying .

    That Serling episode was a Christian Echo of 1984. In it, Truth could be made into government ‘truth.’ It is true that Christian fundamentalists have at times turned against evolution but the real assualt on science and Truth comes from the left.

    Look at what the Left has been able to do with transgenderism and the inescapable reality of biological sex. Furthermore, there is more and more evidence to suggest that race is a biological rather than a social construct.

    An actual scientst can explain this in more detail than I.

    https://www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html

     

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  28. Whistle Pig, Timely Rain Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    aardo vozz (View Comment):

    I just have to keep repeating to myself “It’s only satire… It’s only satire…” There now . Feeling calmer. At least until it happens for real.

    Don’t want to raise your blood pressure but I’d bet some version of it is already going on. Sigh.

    Our firm uses self-evals as part of the evaluation process.  Up until last year it included a requirement for some self-statement of EEO principles.  Each year I’ve used the same language about how I endeavor to treat each member of staff, each associate and each of my partners with the curtesy, respect and dignity which is their due as an individual.  Since the election the SJW diversity efforts have ramped up big time.  Last year the diversity question was changed to a statement of the firm’s diversity standard and a request for a clear certification from each partner that he/she/it/zir/whatever agrees to same.  I included my same statement.  I didn’t hear anything back.

    One of my conservative partners is in management and has used similar language.  He got a call asking for a clearer statement of support.  He said his statement was perfectly clear.  As far as he knows there have been no repercussions.  Retirement is 5 years, 5 months 27 days away.  Neither of us expects to get there on the current trajectory.  Our commitment to judge people on their merits isn’t likely to be tolerated.

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  29. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Whistle Pig, Timely Rain (View Comment):
    As far as he knows there have been no repercussions. Retirement is 5 years, 5 months 27 days away. Neither of us expects to get there on the current trajectory. Our commitment to judge people on their merits isn’t likely to be tolerated.

    We are all going to suffocate in a miasma of mendacity. Heaven help us all.

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  30. kidCoder Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    My husband pointed out an “error”; she should have put $2,000 next to $2,000 and told them they owed her $20,002,000. I hate new math.

    I made the same comment to Serif!

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