Comments on: Tips for toads: no one votes for smartypants http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:08:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Hey, good lookin’ : Historiann : History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-858622 Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:13:42 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-858622 [...] of looks: I am chagrined that Comrade PhysioProf thinks I’m going to be endorsing Republicans just because I said that their presidential and vice-presidential candidates lately are [...]

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By: Matt_L http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-858170 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:59:08 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-858170 Thanks for the post Historiann. I don’t like Perry. I don’t like his policies, but as a teacher, I think its a major violation of trust to ‘out’ a student or former student’s transcripts like this.

Besides, I just don’t think his grades are all that bad. I have plenty of students who work hard and come by their grades honestly. I think we forget that a C is not a terrible grade.

In video game parlance a C means you mastered enough of the material to move on to the next level. You did not get the high score, or any extra lives, but hey you knocked Donkey Kong off his perch. So good work and get on with your next class.

Plus, I think its wrong to say that grades are an indicator of intelligence. One of my proudest moments was earning a C on a language test. Better than any A I ever earned.

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857330 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:46:09 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857330 You mean “Gonne,” yes? (See Pratchett, Terry.)

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857318 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 03:20:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857318 GUNNES!!!!!!!

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By: koshembos http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857286 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 02:00:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857286 A lot of intelligent people with comments mostly that miss the interesting issues. We know by now that the public debate tends to elevate the insignificant and bury the significant. (See the debate about a meaningless future deficit at a time that tens of millions out of work and the country heads for another recessional ditch.)

Of course the discussion will be about garbage. The hidden question, applies to Westen too, could we realize that Obama doesn’t have what it takes to be even an average president in the 2008 primaries? My answer is ABSOLUTELY. He had no experience at 40+; we call that a bum. In all the debates, he was clearly not up to par; his logic was iffy. I can go on. Some name calling is informative. For instance, Obama was a bum like Bush and not much smarter.

Now, kill me.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857274 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:29:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857274 Teaspoon: one of the tags on the post is “Today in Racism,” which I assume Melissa tagged when she wrote the post. It’s the commenters I’m disagreeing most with here, but because she chose that tag, I’m assuming that she’s also linking it to race.

Agree with your comments overall. Hilarious (as in LOLsob!) on the evil genius part.

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By: Teaspoon http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857273 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:23:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857273 I’m not seeing where Melissa McEwan says racism is part of Stephen’s comments, only one commenter with one comment agreeing with it. It looks like that sentence might’ve gotten mangled in a revision, though, so maybe that’s where I’m getting confused. I agree that it’s not explicitly included in Stephens’ article, and I’ve no information about whether it was among his motivations.

I wish the various media outlets would spend their time discussing the platforms and track records of the candidates. Intelligence is often nice, but I’m more interested in what it’s paired with. With our current situation, I’m sort of afraid we’ll end up with a genius…of the “evil” variety.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857270 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:08:50 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857270 I will never advocate voting for Republican candidates. I just think their presidential and vice presidential candidates are better looking than the Democrats, that’s all. I mean, Rick Perry versus Joe Biden? Gimme a break.

More gun posts, for sure. I forgot to take a photo of my target from 2 weeks ago, which I’ll post when I am back at 4800 feet above sea level. It’s very intimidating.

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857266 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:57:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857266 Historiann, I will still read your blogge even if you advocate for voting for the republican presidential candidate. But in return, MOAR GUNNE POSTES! ahahahahahahah

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/08/09/tips-for-toads-no-one-votes-for-smartypants/comment-page-1/#comment-857255 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:43:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16171#comment-857255 HA! Good one, DR. Is MM coming back in September? But I think the Dry Look is still a few seasons away. It’s only going to be 1965 or 1966, right?

There are only two other question right now: just how drunken will Don and Megan’s wedding be? (If it even comes off, that is.) And will the show actually employ black actors in meaningful roles, or will they continue to be marginal/walk-on characters?

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