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DiscordTiger On about 15 hours ago
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#616New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 20:36:45
@mrmhead Said

Amy*

*Forever with an asterisk.
( She's the one ...)



I mean she was the prettiest of all the other nominees on the list they gave to Trump.

Her actual law qualifications are mediocre at best.

Just sad that someone that say he wants to surround himself by all the best people keeps putting forward such mediocrity. Seriously like 3 years on the bench, never tried a case, and teaching at the same school she graduated from?
Maybe if you're not in academia that, sounds impressive if the school is a big name. But in the field, it's a sign of desperation to fill a position, that the school couldn't find someone "good" and had to settle for their own. Promoting from within is not seen as a great thing when faculty is involved. Oh, the school will officially say different, they treat everyone as a "big win" but there is always that suspicion. University faculty searches are weird, and a bunch of unsaid politics unless you know the game.

Granted its slightly better than having a University of Phoenix degree, but not by much.
mrmhead On 39 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#617New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 20:49:05
@DiscordTiger Said

I mean she was the prettiest of all the other nominees on the list they gave to Trump.

Her actual law qualifications are mediocre at best.

Just sad that someone that say he wants to surround himself by all the best people keeps putting forward such mediocrity. Seriously like 3 years on the bench, never tried a case, and teaching at the same school she graduated from?
Maybe if you're not in academia that, sounds impressive if the school is a big name. But in the field, it's a sign of desperation to fill a position, that the school couldn't find someone "good" and had to settle for their own. Promoting from within is not seen as a great thing when faculty is involved. Oh, the school will officially say different, they treat everyone as a "big win" but there is always that suspicion. University faculty searches are weird, and a bunch of unsaid politics unless you know the game.

Granted its slightly better than having a University of Phoenix degree, but not by much.


My son just graduated and we talked about seeing if there was anything to go back and teach (he was a TA/Tutor as undergrad) ... if it weren't such a podunk town, me may have considered it.

....

But you get those cool socks .. don't you?
chaski On 5 minutes ago
Stalker





Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#618New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 21:59:10
@gakINGKONG Said

If Biden does win, no Trump supporters will riot.




So if Biden gets elected right wing extremists are going to climb back under the slimy rocks from which they come?

Not likely.

Leon On November 27, 2020




San Diego, California
#619New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 22:58:44
@gakINGKONG Said

If Biden does win, no Trump supporters will riot.


If Biden wins, there will not be rioting, but we will probably see a few instances domestic terrorism in the near future from militia right wing nut jobs going beserk.

If Trump wins, there will be massive protests, many threats to leave the country, and, overall, a severely dejected majority. Which I am sure you will gloat with glee over - the only reason I can fathom why you stick with your tribe, as Trump is a disaster that everyone else can clearly see.

Well, that and religion.
DiscordTiger On about 15 hours ago
The Queen of Random

Administrator




Emerald City, United States (g
#620New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 23:27:04
@mrmhead Said

My son just graduated and we talked about seeing if there was anything to go back and teach (he was a TA/Tutor as undergrad) ... if it weren't such a podunk town, me may have considered it.

....

But you get those cool socks .. don't you?



He just got his BA right? or did he get his masters from there?

If he does want to live in that area to "teach" having the BA from there is fine, but he will probably have to get the masters or Phd from another school. Especially if interested in tenure-track. Though teaching while finishing your own degree is normal. Amy just seemed to be "done" with all her impressive achievements, and ND was end point, not a transition point. I can see where she was tenure track, but nothing to confirm she actually earned tenure. Which is either a flag, or it means the media sources don't realize the difference. Or they think that "tenured" might be a triggering word to conservatives. So they are leaving it out, but it actually makes her look worse.

Most faculty are Phd, Law counts as Phd level, as its slightly more than a masters, but seen as less than typical doctorate, they don't really call people with a JD doctors, but they technically could...another little academic degree snobbery. Also you get your degree all from one school instead of two, in a typical master, phd Program. Like I knew if I ever had aspirations to teach at my university, I would have to get the masters or phd from somewhere else. If I did go to law school, (which was an option at one point)...If I applied for our law school, I better be prepared to practice law not teach. If teaching was an aspiration, I would be better off, applying to different law school and then coming back if I wanted to stay in our state. If I picked a different field, getting a masters somewhere else (which is what I did - I have a masters from a California School) would be the answer. So I can apply to be faculty in my library, It's just going to be that yeah, but your not a "dr." faculty. Status is insanely important sometimes, it's annoying. I have to forward that pettiest s*** to my boss, because it has to be answered by a "faculty" rather than staff, even though I know the answer to the question better than she does, since its my job to know not hers.

I'm contemplating the PhD, and I would do it my school, but it pretty much means I'd be done here. Granted I would be finishing up 25 years as staff, and having the degree paid for by benefits. So I could "retire" and do something new and basically take a year off and have a second income. That second thing could just not be teaching in higher ed my current state. Not that all PhD's teach, it's just one option.

Academia just doesn't work like the public or private sector. The rules of the game are different. That is one of the reasons why it's so hard to get in if you're not used to it. It's too easy to do the wrong thing because it sounded like a good idea at the time. Our interviewing and hiring processes are also a crazy choreographed dance. I've failed people that I know would do a good "job" because they didn't pass the rubric to get to the interview stage, and people that look good on paper, but are absolute horror shows.

Education is another weird feild like law, it's a EdD instead of a PhD in Education, so sometimes the unrelated PhD, will rank higher.

Library, the terminal degree is Masters, though there are a few schools that offer a doctorate in information science, that means that while all our faculty are tenured and all, if they don't have a PhD in something else, they can't sit on Doctoral committees, and other bs rank s*** type committees. The real power and prestige in being a faculty is in the committees and publications, or research, either your own or development of others. Teaching classes is cool and all, but literally that is lowest of the jobs on the faculty totem pole.

Certainly pays the bills, and there is nothing wrong with that. It's just not the best of the best, I'd expect to see on a life-time appointment for the highest court in the land. That's why calling her a scholar sounds so wrong, she not actually doing anything scholarly. Teaching alone is not scholarly, though many scholars also teach. It's like siting in a garage doesn't make you a car, just because some cars sit in garages.
mrmhead On 39 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#621New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 23:39:27
@DiscordTiger Said

He just got his BA right? or did he get his masters from there?

If he does want to live in that area to "teach" having the BA from there is fine, but he will probably have to get the masters or Phd from another school. Especially if interested in tenure-track. Though teaching while finishing your own degree is normal. Amy just seemed to be "done" with all her impressive achievements, and ND was end point, not a transition point. I can see where she was tenure track, but nothing to confirm she actually earned tenure. Which is either a flag, or it means the media sources don't realize the difference. Or they think that "tenured" might be a triggering word to conservatives. So they are leaving it out, but it actually makes her look worse.

Most faculty are Phd, Law counts as Phd level, as its slightly more than a masters, but seen as less than typical doctorate, they don't really call people with a JD doctors, but they technically could...another little academic degree snobbery. Also you get your degree all from one school instead of two, in a typical master, phd Program. Like I knew if I ever had aspirations to teach at my university, I would have to get the masters or phd from somewhere else. If I did go to law school, (which was an option at one point)...If I applied for our law school, I better be prepared to practice law not teach. If teaching was an aspiration, I would be better off, applying to different law school and then coming back if I wanted to stay in our state. If I picked a different field, getting a masters somewhere else (which is what I did - I have a masters from a California School) would be the answer. So I can apply to be faculty in my library, It's just going to be that yeah, but your not a "dr." faculty. Status is insanely important sometimes, it's annoying. I have to forward that pettiest s*** to my boss, because it has to be answered by a "faculty" rather than staff, even though I know the answer to the question better than she does, since its my job to know not hers.

I'm contemplating the PhD, and I would do it my school, but it pretty much means I'd be done here. Granted I would be finishing up 25 years as staff, and having the degree paid for by benefits. So I could "retire" and do something new and basically take a year off and have a second income. That second thing could just not be teaching in higher ed my current state. Not that all PhD's teach, it's just one option.

Academia just doesn't work like the public or private sector. The rules of the game are different. That is one of the reasons why it's so hard to get in if you're not used to it. It's too easy to do the wrong thing because it sounded like a good idea at the time. Our interviewing and hiring processes are also a crazy choreographed dance. I've failed people that I know would do a good "job" because they didn't pass the rubric to get to the interview stage, and people that look good on paper, but are absolute horror shows.

Education is another weird feild like law, it's a EdD instead of a PhD in Education, so sometimes the unrelated PhD, will rank higher.

Library, the terminal degree is Masters, though there are a few schools that offer a doctorate in information science, that means that while all our faculty are tenured and all, if they don't have a PhD in something else, they can't sit on Doctoral committees, and other bs rank s*** type committees. The real power and prestige in being a faculty is in the committees and publications, or research, either your own or development of others. Teaching classes is cool and all, but literally that is lowest of the jobs on the faculty totem pole.

Certainly pays the bills, and there is nothing wrong with that. It's just not the best of the best, I'd expect to see on a life-time appointment for the highest court in the land. That's why calling her a scholar sounds so wrong, she not actually doing anything scholarly. Teaching alone is not scholarly, though many scholars also teach. It's like siting in a garage doesn't make you a car, just because some cars sit in garages.


Actually a BS in a tech field.


... and I should have warned "Trigger" for you
DiscordTiger On about 15 hours ago
The Queen of Random

Administrator




Emerald City, United States (g
#622New Post! Oct 27, 2020 @ 23:55:31
@mrmhead Said

Actually a BS in a tech field.


... and I should have warned "Trigger" for you



I try to forget the BS exists. lol

I wish we did get cool socks though. So cold...
darkman666 On 49 minutes ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#623New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 02:01:27
@dookie Said

A view on the election from the UK newspaper, The Guardian.....

The 2020 US Election


this article tell just perfect, what we have deal with.

this article shows bozo's good quality, do you have an article show bozo's bad quality?

darkman666 On 49 minutes ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#624New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 02:15:54
Basily, bozo and the republicans just want amy as a pasty to manulate for their bidding.
dookie On about 1 hour ago
Foolish Bombu





, United Kingdom
#625New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 08:09:14
As I see it, if Joe Biden wins then the closeness of the result will be a determining factor as far as "unrest" is concerned. It is not unfair to think that Donald Trump will not be gracious in defeat, will in fact - if the result is particularly close in the so called "swing states" - then he will attempt by various means to call the result into question. This will "excite" his more extreme supporters. The sense of being "cheated" from their birthright.

If Donald Trump should win, then I would say that the size of the popular vote margin (which I just cannot see as being other than in Joe Biden's favour) could determine any "unrest" from his supporters.

The safest result, all things considered, is a Democratic landslide, uncontestable. Even for Donald Trump.
gakINGKONG On about 5 hours ago




, Florida
#626New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 11:51:17
@Leon Said

If Biden wins, there will not be rioting, but we will probably see a few instances domestic terrorism in the near future from militia right wing nut jobs going beserk.

If Trump wins, there will be massive protests, many threats to leave the country, and, overall, a severely dejected majority. Which I am sure you will gloat with glee over - the only reason I can fathom why you stick with your tribe, as Trump is a disaster that everyone else can clearly see.

Well, that and religion.


By a very large margin, the people with no political sportsmanship have been gravitating to the left. Pick a week in 2020 and we see mayhem and destruction by the hands of leftist. Two days ago riots and attacks against police in the "City of Brotherly Love." Its easy to identify right wing violence because it's an anomaly. Blm and antifa are square in the corner of Biden but he couldn't use his bully pulpit against them if you gave him four days rest and two bottles of ensure.
dookie On about 1 hour ago
Foolish Bombu





, United Kingdom
#627New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 13:46:23
@gakINGKONG Said

By a very large margin, the people with no political sportsmanship have been gravitating to the left.



What does "political sportsmanship " even mean?



@gakINGKONG Said

Pick a week in 2020 and we see mayhem and destruction by the hands of leftist.


OK, pick a week and I'll take a look.

@gakINGKONG Said

Two days ago riots and attacks against police in the "City of Brotherly Love."


Well, Donald Trump, "without providing evidence of a link" said:- "Last night [Monday] Philadelphia was torn up by Biden-supporting radicals." Donald Trump says a lot of things. Most have learnt to take most of it with a pinch of salt.

@gakINGKONG Said

Its easy to identify right wing violence because it's an anomaly.


Is it? Really?

@gakINGKONG Said

Blm and antifa are square in the corner of Biden but he couldn't use his bully pulpit against them if you gave him four days rest and two bottles of ensure.


"Bully pulpit"........are you for real?
Leon On November 27, 2020




San Diego, California
#628New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 13:51:23
@gakINGKONG Said

By a very large margin, the people with no political sportsmanship have been gravitating to the left. Pick a week in 2020 and we see mayhem and destruction by the hands of leftist. Two days ago riots and attacks against police in the "City of Brotherly Love." Its easy to identify right wing violence because it's an anomaly. Blm and antifa are square in the corner of Biden but he couldn't use his bully pulpit against them if you gave him four days rest and two bottles of ensure.


I said protests, not riots. Obviously you have been suckered into equating the two by the false narrative set by Trump, like everything else.
Leon On November 27, 2020




San Diego, California
#629New Post! Oct 28, 2020 @ 13:54:56
6 Days Before Election Day

Total early votes cast in election so far: 71,063,000
Total early votes cast in 2016 election: 47,015,000 (34% of total votes cast)

Total votes cast in 2016 election: 138,847,000 (60% voter turnout)
Total votes cast in 2018 midterms: 118,581,000 (50% voter turnout)

Current average polling at 6 days before election: Biden 7.2% lead over Trump
Average polling at 6 days before 2016 election: Clinton 1.9% lead over Trump
Popular vote result of 2016 election: Clinton 2.1% lead over Trump

Current Electoral map projection: Biden 311 Trump 227
2016 Electoral map result: Clinton 227 Trump 304

Current Senate map projection: DNC 51 GOP 49
Present Senate map makeup: DNC 47 GOP 53

Current House map projection: 214 DNC 182 GOP 39 tossup
Present House map makeup: 232 DNC 197 GOP 6 other/vacant
mrmhead On 39 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#630New Post! Oct 29, 2020 @ 01:45:05
Would you vote for someone after they brow-beat you?

"I may never have to come back here again if I don't get Iowa," he said. "I'll never be back."

"We win Wisconsin, we win the whole ballgame," he said last week on yet another frigid airport tarmac, this time in Janesville. "What the hell do you think I'm doing here on a freezing night with 45-degree winds?"

"Damnit, I better win Pennsylvania or you'll really have a Christmas to remember!"

"If I don't get Florida's electoral college votes, I'm going to annex you to Puerto Rico!"

"And if I lose Texas, I'm taking my wall and going home!!"
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