1:22 PM yesterday
commented on The Homeschool Apostates
Wow the homeschoolers certainly know how to flood a comments page and redirect attention away from the problem of lack of supervision for homeschooling families and the special problem that causes for the children of fundamentalists.
It's almost like they know there's something very wrong with their movement and they're working hard to keep it under wraps. Like maybe the fundamentalist wing of homeschooling is rife with abuse and bone-chilling Right Wing indoctrination and the non-fundamentalist wing care more about keeping their own kids out of school then it cares about keeping some other kids from getting married off when they're 12.
commented on The Morning News
It makes a lot of sense for the government to just nationalize an industry if the only way private companies will do the work involves massive government subsidies.
commented on SLLLOTD: Tenure Track
It'd be simpler to just adopt two different personalities for the dates so when they compare notes they won't think you're the same person. Try speaking in an English accent for one date and then wear a fez for the second one, but speak like you're from the Northern MidWest.
commented on Test Drive the Ford Bubble Today
@3- "There's no way to fake up the valuation of a new car." Ah... yes you can. Easier loans for people who can't really afford them mean that you can smack a bigger and bigger MSRP on new cars, which is in effect the same thing.
"Cars are the closest thing we have to a monetizable possession, perhaps second only to gold bullion."
Replace cars with Real Estate and I heard this a decade ago.
"...so they could resell their loans, collect their fees and take their cut."
Guess what you can do with car loans too.