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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:36 AM

A Confederacy of Dunces

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Reply A Confederacy of Dunces (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Jan 25 OP
werdna Jan 25 #1
rampartc Jan 25 #3
werdna Jan 25 #7
3Hotdogs Jan 25 #2
geardaddy Jan 25 #4
usaf-vet Jan 25 #5
rampartc Jan 26 #8
MagaSmash Jan 25 #6

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 07:40 AM

1. You've seen the tiktok, now read the book!

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Response to werdna (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:06 AM

3. i've read the book.

now i want to see the movie.

but who would be the star? belushi would be perfect. dead
candy might work. dead. sam kinnison? maybe not, but dead .

any ideas i can pitch to hollywood?

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Response to rampartc (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:47 PM

7. Will Sasso n/t

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:21 AM

2. My only criticism of this --- his disparagement of Bobo's G.E.D.

In NJ., they are more difficult to earn than traditional h.s. diploma. I praise people who go through the effort.

Two relatives come to my mind: My uncle Frank was one. I wrote about him in past D.U. posts. My grandmother was a piece of work. (Not that her childhood with an alcoholic father was a walk in the park.) Anyway, Frank dropped out of high school and he was allowed to enlist in the Army at age 17, during the Korean War.

Fast forward, he got his G.E.D., went to college at nights and graduated from Newark College of Engineering. He earned every rank from P.F.C. to Lt. Colonel before he retired.


Then there was my father. He was orphaned at age 14. He never made it beyond the 8th. grade. He quit school and was passed from home to home until he joined the army at age 18. He was discharged from the army and then joined the navy after Pearl Harbor. He was a veteran of Iwo Jima.

After the war, he got a job with the township public works department. He wanted to apply for promotion to foreman but that position required a high school diploma. He was then 50 years old. So he went to the high school principal's office and asked how to get a diploma so he could take the test to get the promotion.

The principal listened him and told him that his military and life experiences qualified him for a diploma and had a diploma certificate prepared and presented to my father.



'nuff said.





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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:48 AM

4. Thank you for this

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:04 PM

5. Given your description of your Uncle Frank I would be very comfortable with him helping to make....

..... decisions that affect my life and my family's life.

But "Bobo," regardless of how she got her high school diploma. She has shown herself to be a gun-toting conspiracy nut.

Who appears to think she is capable of making decisions that are in the best interest of all Americans, not just her fellow cult members?

Her public behavior demonstrates to me that she aligns herself with the worst of the worst serving in congress. Through and now, including Santos, the man of a thousand lies as of this writing, but who knows what the count will be by the end of the day, week, month, or year.

She is not capable of independent thought and reasoning based on her public behavior.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 26, 2023, 01:42 AM

8. +1

life interferes with high school for many people. a ged is a great opportunity for them to rejoin the mainstream.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:15 PM

6. Even appointing Pee Wee Herman would have been a step up. Unfathomable Dangerous Incompetency.

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