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2012-01-07 01:19:23 PM  
"I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

Um, being an auto mechanic (at least one that pays well) is a TECHNICAL job. You have to go to SCHOOL for that.

GAH JESUS CHRIST WHAT A F--ERGGGH
 
2012-01-07 01:25:35 PM  
The modern GOP cannot survive if the population were educated.

They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda.
 
2012-01-07 01:43:25 PM  
Someone's gotta work at Burger King.

Maybe that's what he's getting at?

/he still scares me.
 
2012-01-07 01:45:23 PM  

make me some tea: "I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college

because I've been greasing the palms of ivy league universities for 20 years. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

He wants his kid to use your hands to change the lube
 
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2012-01-07 01:47:32 PM  

lohphat: The modern GOP cannot survive if the population were educated.

They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda



As is having a memory capable of recalling events over the previous 4 to 8 years. The Republican party contradicts it's self every few months and their followers never seem to notice.

The video below puts it all in perspective. Republican hypocrisy is beyond apparent, it's beyond obvious, it's beyond extreme.
Link (Watch This)
 
2012-01-07 01:52:55 PM  
That will probably win him quite a few Republican votes.
 
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2012-01-07 01:53:29 PM  
i1221.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-07 02:00:03 PM  

NFA: [i1221.photobucket.com image 280x280]


That is the entirety of the Republican platform.
 
2012-01-07 02:03:07 PM  

NFA: lohphat: The modern GOP cannot survive if the population were educated.

They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda


As is having a memory capable of recalling events over the previous 4 to 8 years. The Republican party contradicts it's self every few months and their followers never seem to notice.

The video below puts it all in perspective. Republican hypocrisy is beyond apparent, it's beyond obvious, it's beyond extreme.
Link (Watch This)


Wow, that was aired almost 2 years ago, and it's still relevant.
 
2012-01-07 02:06:54 PM  
But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him

What's the going rate for a santorum lube?
 
2012-01-07 02:07:07 PM  

make me some tea: Um, being an auto mechanic (at least one that pays well) is a TECHNICAL job. You have to go to SCHOOL for that.


Typical libtard... he didn't literally mean auto mechanic. He was just using that as an example of the kind of job that an ignorant uneducated plebe might have.

He could just have easily said ditch digger or United States Senator.
 
2012-01-07 02:15:20 PM  

NFA: i1221.photobucket.com


lohphat: They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda.


The world needs ditch-diggers too.
 
2012-01-07 02:17:45 PM  
oh my god, just scrape out my brain and start over, I actually think I get where he's going with this.

And (wimper) he's almost right..

the world does needs ditch diggers and garbage men.

IT JUST DOESN'T NEED SO DAMN MANY. You simpleton.
 
2012-01-07 02:31:22 PM  

urban.derelict: NFA: i1221.photobucket.com

lohphat: They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda.

The world Republicans need ditch-diggers uneducated low-income wage slaves who don't compete for management perks too.


FTFY.
 
2012-01-07 02:59:28 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance:
He could just have easily said ditch digger or United States Senator.


Hey now! The world needs ditch diggers.

/Senators not so much.
 
2012-01-07 03:33:10 PM  
This is the kind of snobbery that we see from those that think they know how to run our lives

I can really think of no one more deserving of a cockpunch than this guy.
 
2012-01-07 03:57:12 PM  
You know who else wanted Americans to be educated? The Founding Fathers, which is why they supported public education and created several colleges.
 
2012-01-07 04:00:44 PM  
ralfschwartz.typepad.com

Santorum's three building blocks of government
 
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2012-01-07 04:02:50 PM  

urban.derelict: The world needs ditch-diggers too.


1) There are virtually no ditch diggers any more because that work is performed by machines. Those machines require training.
2) 'We need ditch digger's', so we pull the rug out from under this nation's future by stifling education efforts?
3) What's wrong with having educated ditch diggers?
4) You're an idiot, turn off the Fox Channel and open your eyes to the world around you. EVERY major nation is cramming education down the throats of their people. China has more honors students than America has students.
5) The Republican ignorance machine is steering America towards the bottom rung of the international technological innovation ladder.
 
2012-01-07 04:07:24 PM  
...smearing santorum on the curtains...
 
2012-01-07 04:11:12 PM  
The GOP has always despised education. As soon as one becomes educated, they cease being a republican.
 
2012-01-07 04:12:34 PM  
fta: "I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

Darn that Fartaxbongo guy, WTF is his problem?

Truly histories greatest monster, demanding that every kid go to college and saying those who don't are fit to clean his shoes like the argula munchin', brown mustard eatin', ivory tower eleetist he is!!11.

Oh wait, he didn't say any of that?

fta: Obama has repeatedly said he wants the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Earlier this year, while announcing plans to reform "No Child Left Behind," Obama also said he intends for every student to graduate "career and college ready."

Well, I just feel silly now. Never mind. All apologies.

/Yer turn, Rick.
 
2012-01-07 04:12:57 PM  
"The hubris of this president to think that he knows what's best for you [...] This is the kind of snobbery that we see from those that think they know how to run our lives," the former Pennsylvania senator said in a forum at St. Anselm's New Hampshire Institute of Politics.



I'd like to introduce you to Rick Santorum: pro-choice and pro-gay marriage GOP candidate for 2012.
 
2012-01-07 04:13:42 PM  
WE GET IT. HE'S BLACK.
 
2012-01-07 04:16:29 PM  

NFA: lohphat: The modern GOP cannot survive if the population were educated.

They have to oppose higher education to survive. Critical thinking and logic are toxic to their agenda


As is having a memory capable of recalling events over the previous 4 to 8 years. The Republican party contradicts it's self every few months and their followers never seem to notice.

The video below puts it all in perspective. Republican hypocrisy is beyond apparent, it's beyond obvious, it's beyond extreme.
Link (Watch This)


I like that woman. She makes me smile.
Her subject matter, however, drives me even further into depression and makes me loose even more faith in the human race. :(
 
2012-01-07 04:16:36 PM  
He's right, everyone shouldn't go to college. There's simply no need for it. A lot of people just don't have the brains for it. That unfortunately has lead to a decline in the academics of this country where the standards have been lowered so the dumb kids can pass. There are a lot of dumb kids in America.

Everyone should have the opportunity to go to college though, regardless how rich their parents are.
 
2012-01-07 04:17:15 PM  
* Wanting all Americans to go to college
* Eating pork chops
* Eating fancy mozzarella (and no peas)
* Chewing gum
* Eating chicken prepared by someone else
* Having hair that appears to look different in differing lighting conditions
* Wearing flip-flops in Hawaii
* Michelle wanting healthier school lunches
* Imaginary $200 million/day India trip
* Thanking the Native Americans on Thanksgiving
* Endowed with certain unalienable rights
* Eating lobster
* Snookigate
* Ditching the press corps
* Corpsemen
* Using an F-15 backdrop when discussing the F-22
* Hoping KSM is found guilty
* Not updating his own Twitter account
* Bowing to the Japanese Emperor
* Winning the Nobel Peace Prize
* Giving lab coats to doctors for a photo op
* Arguing for the Olympics to be held in Chicago
* Following the traditional chain of command
* Some random teacher leading kids in a weird Obama song
* Following the unanimous advice of the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Michelle giving a speech at a farmer's market
* Following the long tradition of appointing czars
* Suggestion-collecting website
* Giving motivational speeches to schoolchildren
* Continuing the very long tradition of appointing donors as Ambassadors to Embassies that don't matter
* Fact-checking website
* David Axelrod collecting money from a company he sold
* Watching Apollo missions and pretending to wave to the astronauts
* Imaginary million-dollar ham
* Imaginary assgazing
* Abiding to the Iraqi security pact
* T-Shirtgate
* HR 2454, Section 788
* Working with Russia
* ACORN
* Michelle's garden
* "Shocked and Outraged" vs. "Saddened"
* 57 states
* One of the largest Muslim nations
* Date night
* The non-shelter dog
* Watching Star Trek in the White House
* Air Force One photo op
* Dijon mustard
* Michelle's shoes
* The pizza delivery (TF only)
* Possibly bowing to the Saudi King
* The iPod
* Michelle touching the queen
* The DVDs (TF only)
* Cocktail parties
* Drinking a beer at a basketball game
* Imaginary White House dress code
* Arugula
* The teleprompter
* The birth certificate
* "Only" a concentration camp
* Drinking orange juice

No psychosis like right-wing psychosis
 
2012-01-07 04:17:38 PM  

justafarkingchef: The GOP has always despised education. As soon as one becomes educated, they cease being a republican.


As far as Republicans are concerned, "education" = "liberal indoctrination".
 
2012-01-07 04:19:04 PM  
I guess Dick Santorum is trying to eliminate the fact that he did undergraduate and law at Penn State (a second tier school) while for Obama is was Columbia and Harvard.
 
2012-01-07 04:20:45 PM  
Too bad that link of mine where the conservatives want everyone else to drop out but Santorum didn't get greenlit. It's the perfect match to this one.
 
2012-01-07 04:21:14 PM  
This guy is either dangerously insane or our nation's finest troll.
 
2012-01-07 04:21:35 PM  
iconicphotos.files.wordpress.com

Is this Santorum's grocery scanner moment?

//Honestly I would have thought it was Romney who would say something so out of touch .
 
2012-01-07 04:23:38 PM  
Obama wants children to get an education.

Truly he is history's greatest monster.
 
2012-01-07 04:23:49 PM  
I'm really torn here. On one hand, I think this guy would be decimated by Obama in a general election, which makes me kind of/sort of want him to gain the nomination. On the other hand, the mere fact that Rick Santorum might get that some level of popular support is disturbing.
 
2012-01-07 04:24:34 PM  

Wayne 985: I'm really torn here. On one hand, I think this guy would be decimated by Obama in a general election, which makes me kind of/sort of want him to gain the nomination. On the other hand, the mere fact that Rick Santorum might get that some level of popular support is disturbing.


Yikes. Me fail English?
 
2012-01-07 04:24:41 PM  
I don't think he's entirely wrong, although he is an asshole. Increasing the number of college graduates would not necessarily be a good idea- I mean, there are a lot more of them now than there were in previous decades, yet we still don't live in a utopia for some reason. Improving the quality of education is something I could definitely get behind, however (incidentally, this would probably actually decrease the number of graduates), and I also think a lot of work needs to be done to make higher education available to anyone who is capable and deserving. Aside from that, the world needs plenty of bartenders, factory workers, etc., but they need to be paid a living wage, which I'm sure is a concept that would outrage Santorum.
 
2012-01-07 04:27:25 PM  

make me some tea: "I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

Um, being an auto mechanic (at least one that pays well) is a TECHNICAL job. You have to go to SCHOOL for that.

GAH JESUS CHRIST WHAT A F--ERGGGH


The GOP wants to bring back the Medieval "apprentice" system, where you work unpaid for seven years while you learn the job from your master/owner.

/no, I'm not exaggerating, they just haven't publicly proposed it yet, but it will be proposed within this election cycle, trust me
 
2012-01-07 04:27:40 PM  

Wayne 985: Wayne 985: I'm really torn here. On one hand, I think this guy would be decimated by Obama in a general election, which makes me kind of/sort of want him to gain the nomination. On the other hand, the mere fact that Rick Santorum might get that some level of popular support is disturbing.

Yikes. Me fail English?


Don't worry. According to Santorum, you can still be an auto mechanic.
 
2012-01-07 04:29:53 PM  
In a stupid, roundabout way, Santorum is kinda right, as is Obama. We can have a large population of college graduates, but where the economic stability lies is within those technical positions that always need workers: mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and so on. If some guy barely squeaks through high school, why in the hell would he want to go to college? It's better to get him in a technical program (preferably while in high school), and train him so he can enter the workforce immediately, and still have enough time to advance as far in his field as he wants. The U.S. needs more tech program graduates than English majors.
 
2012-01-07 04:30:25 PM  

Huggermugger: make me some tea: "I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

Um, being an auto mechanic (at least one that pays well) is a TECHNICAL job. You have to go to SCHOOL for that.

GAH JESUS CHRIST WHAT A F--ERGGGH

The GOP wants to bring back the Medieval "apprentice" system, where you work unpaid for seven years while you learn the job from your master/owner.

/no, I'm not exaggerating, they just haven't publicly proposed it yet, but it will be proposed within this election cycle, trust me


I believe apprenticeships actually required you provide some room and board. Also skilled craftsmen belonged to guilds, which are like unions (some unions even use the word Guild) so that's socialism.

Nope, we'll find the unpaid internship as the training method of the future. And forget about getting a second job, Gingrich wants to replace janitors with children already, don't think that job list won't expand to every low skill position.
 
2012-01-07 04:30:43 PM  

malaktaus: I don't think he's entirely wrong, although he is an asshole. Increasing the number of college graduates would not necessarily be a good idea- I mean, there are a lot more of them now than there were in previous decades, yet we still don't live in a utopia for some reason. Improving the quality of education is something I could definitely get behind, however (incidentally, this would probably actually decrease the number of graduates), and I also think a lot of work needs to be done to make higher education available to anyone who is capable and deserving. Aside from that, the world needs plenty of bartenders, factory workers, etc., but they need to be paid a living wage, which I'm sure is a concept that would outrage Santorum.


You don't need to be torn. Note the bolded part below. Santorum missed it too.

Obama also said he intends for every student to graduate "career and college ready."
 
2012-01-07 04:31:56 PM  
Old Frothful strikes again.


/going to keep using that in the hopes it catches on.
 
2012-01-07 04:33:02 PM  

SilentStrider: Old Frothful strikes again.


/going to keep using that in the hopes it catches on.


Oh come, all ye frothful?
 
2012-01-07 04:33:35 PM  

Sabyen91: SilentStrider: Old Frothful strikes again.


/going to keep using that in the hopes it catches on.

Oh come, all ye frothful?


Froth no more?
 
2012-01-07 04:33:44 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: In a stupid, roundabout way, Santorum is kinda right, as is Obama. We can have a large population of college graduates, but where the economic stability lies is within those technical positions that always need workers: mechanics, plumbers, electricians, and so on. If some guy barely squeaks through high school, why in the hell would he want to go to college? It's better to get him in a technical program (preferably while in high school), and train him so he can enter the workforce immediately, and still have enough time to advance as far in his field as he wants. The U.S. needs more tech program graduates than English majors.


Obama's actual words were "College and career ready". And most of those tech jobs require some college (community college is college). Some can be done through high school tech programs, but Santorum seems to think any idiot can open an engine fresh out of high school. Given the rapid changes brought on by hybrid engines and computerization it's going to take more than a high school shop class to achieve a decent paying mechanic job.
 
2012-01-07 04:34:46 PM  

make me some tea: "I have seven kids. Maybe they'll all go to college. But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him, that's a good paying job, using your hands, using your mind," he said.

Um, being an auto mechanic (at least one that pays well) is a TECHNICAL job. You have to go to SCHOOL for that.


We should follow Germany's model where they try and educate as many people as possible whether that be college or just trade school. The GOP seems to want to keep people stupid, like they are ;)
 
2012-01-07 04:35:03 PM  
But if one of my kids wants to go and be an auto mechanic, good for him

Not any of the girls, though, right? Because their job will be to have procreative sex.

Dirty, dirty procreative sex.
 
2012-01-07 04:37:01 PM  

SilentStrider: Sabyen91: SilentStrider: Old Frothful strikes again.


/going to keep using that in the hopes it catches on.

Oh come, all ye frothful?

Froth no more?


Epic
 
2012-01-07 04:37:46 PM  
Hey Rick, shiathead, you're doing it wrong. If your kid wants to be an auto mechanic, you give him your blessing as long as he goes to college first and still wants to be an auto mechanic after he graduates.

Farking dumbass
 
2012-01-07 04:38:43 PM  

Sabyen91: SilentStrider: Old Frothful strikes again.


/going to keep using that in the hopes it catches on.

Oh come, all ye frothful?


Frothty the Snowman
 
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