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2011-07-19 01:41:17 AM
FTFAKeene says it is well worth it, despite having his own family obligations to tend to living with his elderly mother and his wife being in a full-time care facility.

"When you have a passion for something you just feel it through your whole body and you wanna be a part of it. It's a break away form your everyday work and all the other things going on in your life. Just something you can hold on to," he says.


You know what? School is for learning-not football. If the Janitor did it to buy school supplies or books for the kids, then I would be happy. But this is just pampering jackasses that have no need of pampering. Football is not a needed commodity in our society.

As it is, this fark head has family responsibilities that he's ignoring. Apparently mom and wife really have no need of anything special in their lives.
 
2011-07-19 03:07:19 AM
Teachers are evil and the cause of all the problems in this country because unions.
Janitors, not so much.
 
2011-07-19 03:27:34 AM
And if you don't like it he'll stab you in the face with a soldering iron!
 
2011-07-19 03:28:47 AM
You mean the janitor subby?

Looks like he has done more for the school in one day than you will in your entire career.
 
2011-07-19 03:29:18 AM
Nice guy.
 
2011-07-19 03:32:39 AM
There is a creepy factor here, he seems okay, but theres just something..odd about him..
 
2011-07-19 03:33:09 AM
And the rest of you should feel like shiat. The one person who could afford this the least steps up and takes one for the team.
 
2011-07-19 03:34:34 AM

JuicyJ: You mean the janitor subby?

Looks like he has done more for the school in one day than you will in your entire career.


What I don't get is what does the school do with the money they get from ticket sales? Does it go back into the athletic program? Or is it used to pay some for some overpriced administrator's salary?

What gets me is that schools that get money from taxpayers all over the place are too irresponsible with their money and have to poor-mouth so much that a guy like this feels compelled to sacrifice to protect the football team. Sure, let some jock spear a tackle and get paralyzed for life and hear the outrage from the community because the overpaid bureaucrats were too cheap to pay $$$ for proper equipment.

I was in a civic club years ago and one of our pet projects was to buy kevlar jackets for the police so if they got shot they wouldn't get killed. The city was bloated with BS spending but didn't have the money to spend on the cops barely making minimum wage.
 
2011-07-19 03:36:12 AM
This guy sold his car and blew all his savings on football helmets for a bunch of high school kids when he is caring for an elderly mother and has a wife in a full time care facility. Cool tag needs to be blasted aside by the Dumbass tag.
 
2011-07-19 03:40:42 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: JuicyJ: You mean the janitor subby?

Looks like he has done more for the school in one day than you will in your entire career.

What I don't get is what does the school do with the money they get from ticket sales? Does it go back into the athletic program? Or is it used to pay some for some overpriced administrator's salary?

What gets me is that schools that get money from taxpayers all over the place are too irresponsible with their money and have to poor-mouth so much that a guy like this feels compelled to sacrifice to protect the football team. Sure, let some jock spear a tackle and get paralyzed for life and hear the outrage from the community because the overpaid bureaucrats were too cheap to pay $$$ for proper equipment.

I was in a civic club years ago and one of our pet projects was to buy kevlar jackets for the police so if they got shot they wouldn't get killed. The city was bloated with BS spending but didn't have the money to spend on the cops barely making minimum wage.


What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"? Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.
 
2011-07-19 03:41:24 AM
Custodial Engineer...that sounds hell of a lot better than calling myself a janitor! Maybe I can pick up ladies with that!
 
2011-07-19 03:41:56 AM
This makes sense, considering the football team members will someday grow up to be janitors. He just saw a little bit of himself in them, and wanted to foster their future development.
 
2011-07-19 03:42:01 AM

The Iron duke: There is a creepy factor here, he seems okay, but theres just something..odd about him..


Sounds like he played a few too many games without a helmet.
 
2011-07-19 03:49:11 AM

devildog123: What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"? Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.


Cops make a hell of a lot more than teachers in pretty much every community where I've ever lived.
 
2011-07-19 03:49:20 AM

devildog123: This guy sold his car and blew all his savings on football helmets for a bunch of high school kids when he is caring for an elderly mother and has a wife in a full time care facility. Cool tag needs to be blasted aside by the Dumbass tag.


Unless, of course, this completely selfless and noble gesture garners enough notoriety that a few other wealthy people might want to cut him a check or two.
 
2011-07-19 03:50:40 AM

devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?


THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.


THI.. wait, what?
 
2011-07-19 03:56:01 AM
Good for him. I would much rather have seen him done something that would have benefited the entire school (or at the least more students than a small handful of athletes), but I still think what he did was a noble gesture. I hope that some care dealership in his area gives him a nice gift.
 
2011-07-19 03:56:52 AM

gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?


Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.
 
2011-07-19 04:02:12 AM

gunther_bumpass: devildog123:

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?


I was a Marine, and my wife is a soldier. My wife is an officer, and she makes pretty damn good money. I was enlisted, and made decent money too. Solid pay, great benefits, little chance of layoffs, and lots of opportunities for education and training if you're willing to take them. However, military people whine constantly about how underpaid they are.

My brother-in-law is a cop. He and his buddies all make pretty good money too. But they all whine constantly, and even more than the soldiers I know. That was all I was saying.
 
2011-07-19 04:03:26 AM

Mock26: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.


I was referring to the idea of soldiers making 'bank'. I might be wrong but I don't think those guys make tons of money - especially when you consider the chronic bullet dodging that many of them do. And yes, I know police officers do their share of bullet dodging, but as a profession, if I had to choose one over the other with the criteria that I had to make more dollars per bullet dodged, I would pick cop every time.
 
2011-07-19 04:06:09 AM

gunther_bumpass: Mock26: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.

I was referring to the idea of soldiers making 'bank'. I might be wrong but I don't think those guys make tons of money - especially when you consider the chronic bullet dodging that many of them do. And yes, I know police officers do their share of bullet dodging, but as a profession, if I had to choose one over the other with the criteria that I had to make more dollars per bullet dodged, I would pick cop every time.


I was just pointing out a little tidbit about cops living near the poverty line. That is all.
 
2011-07-19 04:06:13 AM

devildog123: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

I was a Marine, and my wife is a soldier. My wife is an officer, and she makes pretty damn good money. I was enlisted, and made decent money too. Solid pay, great benefits, little chance of layoffs, and lots of opportunities for education and training if you're willing to take them. However, military people whine constantly about how underpaid they are.

My brother-in-law is a cop. He and his buddies all make pretty good money too. But they all whine constantly, and even more than the soldiers I know. That was all I was saying.


oh, ok.. I think we're on the same page then, except for the fact that you're on the 'informed' page, and I'm still on the 'ignorant' one. You deserve every penny. Probably more.
 
2011-07-19 04:07:59 AM

Mock26: gunther_bumpass: Mock26: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.

I was referring to the idea of soldiers making 'bank'. I might be wrong but I don't think those guys make tons of money - especially when you consider the chronic bullet dodging that many of them do. And yes, I know police officers do their share of bullet dodging, but as a profession, if I had to choose one over the other with the criteria that I had to make more dollars per bullet dodged, I would pick cop every time.

I was just pointing out a little tidbit about cops living near the poverty line. That is all.


Many people do these days. Fewer have to deal with the shiat that cops do. WHY DON'T YOU PEOPLE GO TO BED ALREADY?
 
2011-07-19 04:08:03 AM

Mock26: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.


Well, that's pure bullshait.

From the Alaska State Trooper's own website:

The base monthly salary for a State Trooper Recruit varies based on geographic location. Sitka and Ketchikan's salary is $4,390; Anchorage , Palmer, and Soldotna is $4,078; Fairbanks is $4,231. Salaries are subject to modification by terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Minimum base salary after successful completion of probation and promotion to State Trooper is $4,726 per month.


The most boot Alaska State Trooper, in the lowest paying part of the state starts at over 48,000 a year. Then you throw in the lack of state taxes, plus the extra 1500-2000 you'll get just for being an Alaska resident, the most basic trooper makes $50,000. And it only goes up once you get past your probationary period.
 
2011-07-19 04:14:17 AM
As someone who spent 5 years getting a PEng, I take umbrage with this man's title! If he is an engineer, I'm Christopher Wren!
 
2011-07-19 04:15:32 AM
Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team, the very school subby teaches at   

This story raises two very interesting questions:
Why does the special Ed school have a football team? And why does the school teacher end a sentence with a preposition?
 
2011-07-19 04:17:12 AM
devildog123, stop posting facts. Facts aren't what this discussion needs, it needs numbers that are pulled out of someone's backside, numbers with "feeling".
 
2011-07-19 04:20:04 AM

NorCalLos: Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team, the very school subby teaches at   

And why does the school teacher end a sentence with a preposition?


That's what I wanted to know.
 
2011-07-19 04:20:40 AM

NorCalLos: T
Why does the special Ed school have a football team?


Having you ever seen a better Football game than one with lots of retard strength on the field? Those kids go flying left and right, in the air, down into the dirt, LITERALLY through one another.
 
2011-07-19 04:21:49 AM
This is nice I guess considering most of the jocks that I knew, highschool was the best 4 years of their lives. Everything else was downhill from there.
 
2011-07-19 04:32:53 AM
"I am a master of the custodial arts. or a janitor if you want to be a dick about it"
 
2011-07-19 04:37:13 AM

NorCalLos: Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team, the very school subby teaches at   

This story raises two very interesting questions:
Why does the special Ed school have a football team? And why does the school teacher end a sentence with a preposition?


Because the not ending sentences in a preposition rule is utter prescriptivist bullshiat. Just because you can't do it in Latin doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it in English (just like splitting infinitives).
 
2011-07-19 04:51:38 AM

devildog123: Mock26: gunther_bumpass: devildog123:
What city do you live in that the cops "barely make minimum wage"?

THIS!

Cops whine and claim poverty worse than soldiers, and I always thought they were the worst.

THI.. wait, what?

Well, state troopers up in Alaska start at something like $35,000 a year, and given the high cost of goods up there that puts them barely above the poverty line.

Well, that's pure bullshait.

From the Alaska State Trooper's own website:

The base monthly salary for a State Trooper Recruit varies based on geographic location. Sitka and Ketchikan's salary is $4,390; Anchorage , Palmer, and Soldotna is $4,078; Fairbanks is $4,231. Salaries are subject to modification by terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Minimum base salary after successful completion of probation and promotion to State Trooper is $4,726 per month.


The most boot Alaska State Trooper, in the lowest paying part of the state starts at over 48,000 a year. Then you throw in the lack of state taxes, plus the extra 1500-2000 you'll get just for being an Alaska resident, the most basic trooper makes $50,000. And it only goes up once you get past your probationary period.


And after taxes that will be around $35,000.
 
2011-07-19 04:54:13 AM
On one hand, I wanted to say that that was a really nice thing, but in the end, I have to agree with Darth_Lukecash. Schools would be much better off with a focus on academics rather than pandering to sports, and I've always thought this, especially with the USA's significant lag in academic scores compared to global ones.
 
2011-07-19 04:54:23 AM
Great. Just what this country needs is more goddamned football in schools. Kids are flunking out of special ed, and all people give a f*ck about is how the team's doing this year. When was the last time you remember seeing the state championship debate team, or quiz bowl team, or something like that in the newspaper? I mean, even on page Z97? But if the football team has a goddamned 6-5 season, they're on the front page getting gold-plated blowjobs from the whole school board. And we wonder why our children isn't learning.
 
2011-07-19 05:02:10 AM

TopoGigo: Great. Just what this country needs is more goddamned football in schools. Kids are flunking out of special ed, and all people give a f*ck about is how the team's doing this year. When was the last time you remember seeing the state championship debate team, or quiz bowl team, or something like that in the newspaper? I mean, even on page Z97? But if the football team has a goddamned 6-5 season, they're on the front page getting gold-plated blowjobs from the whole school board. And we wonder why our children isn't learning.


So long as professional sports are such huge money makers and so prevalent on TV it will continue to be the main focus in many public schools. Also, sports alumni tend to donate more money than academic alumni, and the schools will cater to this. I think it sucks when academic extracurricular activities get cut while sports stays, but I really do not foresee it changing any time soon.
 
2011-07-19 05:07:30 AM
Well damn. I suck because I put my family before the recreation of others.

Though to be honest, it's possible he's getting rid of things so he can get some government assistance for his wife. He might not be able to qualify for her care if he actually has a car and savings. In which case, why not help out some teens.
 
2011-07-19 05:48:40 AM
It sounds like the janitor accepted he will never amount to anything and therefore redirected his energy to beg for acceptance and recognition from a group he desperately looks up to and desperately wants to be a part of. So, it's similar to the US custom of having some big spender burn a pile of money in donations to some college to get a wing named after him, but a bit more pathetic.
 
2011-07-19 06:18:56 AM
the very school subby teaches at

I hope subby doesn't teach English...
 
2011-07-19 06:41:38 AM

SouthernManDunWrong: cops barely making minimum wage.


wut
 
2011-07-19 06:44:07 AM

Skullduggery: NorCalLos: Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team, the very school subby teaches at   

This story raises two very interesting questions:
Why does the special Ed school have a football team? And why does the school teacher end a sentence with a preposition?

Because the not ending sentences in a preposition rule is utter prescriptivist bullshiat. Just because you can't do it in Latin doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it in English (just like splitting infinitives).


Preach on brother. Basterds tryin' to force Latinate grammar on a Germanic language. Let's get some double negatives while we're at it, with.
 
2011-07-19 06:55:48 AM
I haven't read the comments yet but has anyone pointed out that Subby has a crappy grasp of grammar?
 
2011-07-19 06:56:11 AM
A preposition is a perfectly good word to end a sentence with, except in this case, Subby, as in, "Where're you at?"
 
2011-07-19 07:04:57 AM
Wake me when the money is used to purchase something that's really important for children in school.... Like school supplies.
 
2011-07-19 07:07:06 AM
This would be right:
"Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team at the very school subby teaches."

This would be better:
"Custodial engineer at the school subby teaches sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team."

Everyone would have been better off had the janitor giving then money to the teachers to learn the subjects they teach. I weep for America's children.
 
2011-07-19 07:07:32 AM
... because as everyone knows, out of all the school programs in exitance, football is chronically underfunded *rolls eyes*. farking moron.
 
2011-07-19 07:18:43 AM

Skullduggery: NorCalLos: Custodial engineer sells his car and uses that money to buy football helmets for the high school team, the very school subby teaches at   

This story raises two very interesting questions:
Why does the special Ed school have a football team? And why does the school teacher end a sentence with a preposition?

Because the not ending sentences in a preposition rule is utter prescriptivist bullshiat. Just because you can't do it in Latin doesn't mean that you shouldn't do it in English (just like splitting infinitives).


Do you have not an exam in need of you to study for? Goto bed.
 
2011-07-19 07:36:05 AM

Skullduggery: Because the not ending sentences in a preposition rule is utter prescriptivist bullshiat.


"This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put."
--Winston Churchill (allegedly)
 
2011-07-19 07:39:05 AM
First off, I think that people can do what they want with their money, including this janitor.

Here's what i got from the story: School is in need, and they get...football helmets. The guy giving them has clear needs and priorities that, to a sensible person, would be far above a school needing football helmets. If the school can't afford the right equipment, then the players shouldn't play. But here in America, the rules are 1) Keep America safe, 2) Remember the heroes, 3) Must play football or the terrorists win.

What I got from (some of) the comments are 1) teachers are lazy fat overpaid leeches 2) cops live in poverty and 3) liberals don't care if America-protecting high school football jocks are paralyzed.

If the school "won't" buy the "right equipment," my guess is that it's because the local citizens have refused a bond issue. My guess is that, around the time this bond issue was up for a vote, the citizens were saying, "No I'm not voting for that, cut band, cut teacher's aids, cut after-school programs." And if you had asked, "What if it means dropping football?" the answer would have been, "I am not voting for that bond issue."

So, those of you who are in the "Barack Hussein Obama instituted a reign of socialist nanny-state tyranny, long live free markets, all teachers are overpaid, and all cops are underpaid" camp, it seems to me that your view of the world dictates that either this team just shouldn't play football, or...better yet, they do play football, but the players all understand that, in this bootstrappy world, they have to take responsibility for themselves, and not be whining crybabies, and if they have to play without the right equipment, that is the free market at work--let freedom ring! And if they want better equipment, then they can get a job and earn money and buy it, instead of demanding "slave reparations" that we can't afford, because after all, this is a spending> problem not a revenue problem. So get a job and buy yourself a helmet, or else play with the risk, and let freedom ring etc.
 
2011-07-19 07:42:51 AM

Honest Bender: the very school subby teaches at

I hope subby doesn't teach English...


lol
 
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