Hmmm... gee, they sound like really well-informed political commentators... oh, no, wait, that's what THEY say about idiots like Limbaugh & O'Reilly.
The lack of oversight that led to HALLIBURTON'S utter BOLLOXING of the capping of that well is a big fat steaming mess that belongs on CHENEY'S back, because he's the one who handed this country over to BP, ExxonMobil, Entergy, etc. and told them, "Yeah, sure, you can REGULATE YOURSELVES!" I wonder why THAT part of the story has fallen off of the commentary... Hmmm... convenient memories, maybe? These guys aren't even old enough to remember what GHWBush did to destroy the INDEPENDENT oil & gas industry in this state, or the crippling recession/economic collapse of '81-'83, they obviously have no idea who's pulling the strings here.
Nice way for Cheney to set-up Obama, especially to pull it off in time for "Earth Day," it just kills me that people think that regime change, especially when the ENTIRE GOVERNMENT is stocked to the sills with unqualified Cheney/Bush cronies and THEY HAVEN'T BEEN FIRED YET. Same idiots who let BP/Deepwater Horizon/Halliburton SIGN-OFF ON THEIR OWN INSPECTIONS REPORTS. My one big complaint with Obama: CLEAN HOUSE, ALREADY!!!
I wonder if they're so enamored of Piyush "Bobby Brady" Jindal that they'd go duck-hunting with him and Cheney, y'know, if the ducks ever come back...
Tim, if only Jindal and his home-schooled buddy Timmy Teepell MEANT what you BELIEVE that they're up to... if only Dick Cheney hasn't made trillions off of killing hundreds of thousands of people, ours *and* "theirs." If only monkeys could fly outta my butt.
There are a lot of problems with UNO, I know, but destroying it in favor of making everyone from a working-class income go to community colleges and trade schools, when those are not their goals, is just fulfilling the delightfully-condescending smirks of Dumbya Bush from not so long ago, when he came down here to tell us how "lucky" we lower beings are, to have so many good community colleges & trade schools (including scams like MedVance et al), since obviously, none of us will ever be "worthy" of university educations. Remember that speech? I sure as hell do.
I went to LSU, and left it for UNO. While I might not have gotten the jobs that my major led me to believe that I *could* get, I did get one hell of an education there, and I did get good jobs. If that's not the point of education, what is? Yes, pure research and the true meaning of education are ideals, but UNO has never had that kind of budget, nor do the majority of its students. SUNO has turned out exemplary graduates in every concentration, as well as having made enormous contributions to the city of New Orleans and the communities within it.
Bobby-Brady-Wannabe Piyush Jindal doesn't give a flying rat's ass about any of that, nor do the regents. It's just a further continuation of his caste-system class warfare, like killing Charity and Earl K. Long, with Lallie Kemp not long for this world. Anyone who believes ANYTHING that comes out of that rich boy's mouth has drunk the wrong kool-aid. He's never had to WORK for ANYTHING, a day in his life, and he's not going to start now.
He's too busy with his rich cronies and enjoying the company of "his base," (again, so much like Dumbya), taking out his frustrations about being treated as "Kenneth The NBC Page" (by the GOP tools who use him as their token) upon the poor & working-class citizens of this state.
Maybe if his mama had never gotten him that DHH job in the first place, and he'd had to get a job FOR HIMSELF (again, so much like Dumbya), we wouldn't be in the state that we are currently in, so to speak.
But of course, connections & money talk, don't they... and if you don't have those, you don't have a snowball's chance in this state. So why bother saving universities that provide opportunities to the unconnected, the not-rich, right? Yes, there is always improvement to be made, and I suggest that they start with the bloated, overpaid jackasses that make BILLIONS off of LSU's sports franchises & pharmaceutical-testing conglomerates whilst they delete required freshman classes, silly stuff like ENGLISH, y'know, stuff that nobody "really" needs, right?
Yeah, 'cause if you can't afford Princeton like Genocidal Jindal, obsessively compulsive about destroying DHH, food stamps (esp. for non-breeders), etc., then YOU DON'T DESERVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION **AT ALL,** RIGHT?
Biggest difference between LSU & UNO? LSU makes BILLIONS off of their sports franchises & pharmaceutical-testing near-monopoly, but fires professors for REQUIRED COURSES, especially if they teach "unnecessary" stuff like ENGLISH or COMPOSITION. When I transferred from LSU to UNO, y'know what *I* noticed? At UNO, I actually had to DO HOMEWORK. And girls who'd never been enrolled in the classes NEVER SHOWED UP TO TAKE THE TESTS FOR THE JOCKS WHO JUST "HAPPENED" TO NOT BE IN CLASS THAT DAY.
LSU is all about screwing working-class kids, passing lazy/coke-whore rich kids without the work or the grades, and making billions of dollars off of 'roided-up jocks and using the poor & homeless as guinea pigs.
UNO is far from perfect, very far, but it sure as hell beats that JOKE of a "university" that every redneck in Baton Redneck Republicunt Rouge buys-into, even though only 10% of 'em actually WENT TO *ANY* college.
And how is preserving SUNO supposed to mean that we're "stuck on stupid"? Because historically-black universities "aren't worth it"? Tell that to Hillman or Tuskeegee or Grambling. Oh, wait, Grambling's more profitable and surrounded by the CenLA crackers who helped get Piyush Jindal elected, so they wouldn't DARE touch Grambling. Southern turns out lawyers, engineers, scientists and educators every damned year, who take the jobs that lily-white crackers from LSU wouldn't DEIGN to do, with or without the clusterfluck that is the "Recovery School District."
I'll take one UNO or SUNO over a million LSUs. And anyone who believes that Piyush is gutting this state's universities to "help" or "save" them probably also believes that New Orleans is "better off" with white republicunt carpetbaggers and no Charity Hospital. "Kandace" up there pretty much made HER statement, and I'd wager that SHE didn't attend a Louisiana state university, either. Isn't it handy how we've been overrun by rich brats who went to private/parochial schools and out-of-state private universities (most likely NOT on scholarships, but thanks for that trust fund, daddy!), who think that THEY know "what's best" for THE REST OF US?
I bet that they know "Mein Kampf" by heart, cover to cover. Piyush's caste system marches on.
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