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You gotta love Republicans! LMAO!!!!!(14 posts)

You gotta love Republicans! LMAO!!!!!OldEdScott
Nov 21, 2003 6:20 AM
He hasn't even taken office yet! Bonehead Play of the Year award!

I guess he's too busy polishing his jackboots for the inaugural parade to deal with the state's largest newspaper. HA HA HA HA HA! Go Ernie!

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/11/21ky/met-front-fletcher1121-4366.html
Don't know a thing about Fletcher or ...Live Steam
Nov 21, 2003 7:19 AM
most of the State of Kentucky, but I like his style. I had a professor like that. He figured we'd learn more about the subject and ourselves if we wrote down our questions instead of blurting them out. He knew we would answer them on our own once we thought about them, instead of asking him a stupid question just for the sake of asking them. He was right. Most people ask obvious questions just to ask and feel like they are involved or ask a question rather than taking the time of finding out the answer for themselves. The lazy way out.

Sounds like this is akin to the LA Times and Arnold scenario. Hey they should take him up on this if they want to catch him on something. Once it's in writing he can't say he didn't say it.
The paper is going to get lots of good publicity over this.MR_GRUMPY
Nov 21, 2003 9:01 AM
What's next ? Is he going to walk around with a paper bag over his head, so that he can't see unpleasant things ??
This guy is going to make george look smart.
Sounds like your professor was the lazy one. (nm)czardonic
Nov 21, 2003 10:01 AM
That's what everyone thought, but ...Live Steam
Nov 21, 2003 10:10 AM
he was on the mark. He gave great lectures. He did answer questions on those. He didn't answer questions that were tangentially related to his lectures. He wanted to see how the student applied their intuition, investigative sense and "plain old smarts" as he put it. He didn't forget the questions either. He would out of the blue ask Mr. So-and-so what he found out and what he could share with the class, on a question they may have had days prior. It actually kept people on their toes. He didn't lecture on any of the text books either. He believed that would just be regurgitating the same info. He believed he was hired by the college to impart his knowledge. I think he had more work as a result. He was a piece of work too :O)
Now I see.czardonic
Nov 21, 2003 10:23 AM
The in class follow-up was involved was the missing piece.

I remember practically rolling my eyes out of joint at the obvious and superfluous questions that dominated some lectures (invariably emanating from the front row). Your guy might be on to something.
I tell my students...dr hoo
Nov 21, 2003 12:07 PM
... that while I grade them on their answers, I judge them by their questions. Forming a GOOD question is a heck of a skill to have, and pretty darn uncommon.

I would never do what Steam's prof did, but that is a stylistic thing. It would not "fit" with how I run my classes. It sounds like a GREAT method though, and I will pass it along to my colleagues when the topic comes up.
Bonehead Play of the Year? That's the best you can do? nmDougSloan
Nov 21, 2003 7:23 AM
As a Kentuckian, the KY Democrats are..PaulCL
Nov 21, 2003 7:43 AM
..just gearing up to complain about everything. Afterall, the "good ole boys" are not controlling the statehouse anymore after decades of power. I've heard whining and complaining from my KY democrat friends already about everything from the new team to the timing of Fletcher's recent surgery???? Huh??? Heck, the guy hasn't even taken office and the "jackboot" comments are flowing. No offense OldEd, but suck it up - you guys lost, the tide is turning.

Now go have a drink and eat some turkey. Remember, Rush Limbauh made millions based upon whining and complaining. Personally, I'm blowing off this afternoon to ride. Cheers.
Me too. A lovely day in KY for a ride. nmOldEdScott
Nov 21, 2003 7:50 AM
you ride northeast, I'll ride southwestPaulCL
Nov 21, 2003 8:50 AM
We'll meet in the middle and I'll buy you a cup of coffee?

Sorry if any part of my post seemed upset. I just came out of a coffee meeting with a client of mind who was bichin' and complaining about Fletcher. As a good client, I just had to keep nodding my head yes. I think I was frustrated that I couldn't tell him to just shut up. How can anybody complain about the man yet?? Give him time, I'll be complaining too.

Enjoy the ride, I know I will. I don't think the big old roadrash wound on my hip will even hurt on such a beautiful day!

Paul
Nah, hell, it's just politics.OldEdScott
Nov 21, 2003 8:58 AM
Meet you at Carrollton. That should be about halfway. I'll be the guy with Bourbon in his Camelback.
Local interest, if that...No_sprint
Nov 21, 2003 9:10 AM
I think the overwhelming mass majority of the country will never hear of this.

I couldn't even read more than one line of the work of written art. I don't even know what the deal is and my guess is it won't affect anyone, myself, or local Kentuckian in any way. We shall see if I'm wrong. What I call spinnin' wheels.

Never heard of the courier-journal, won't start now. What's the international circulation?
Man, I wish OUR governor would do that.Cory
Nov 21, 2003 9:47 AM
Actually he's a pretty good guy, for a Republican--the right-wing wackos hate him, and the anti-tax crazies are trying to recall him (watch out--California's contagious!). But I'd LOVE to be the guy who gets to write, "The governor once again refused to answer questions about his plans for (pick as many as apply)" about 10 times a week.