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2013-02-17 07:16:12 AM
FTFA:
"She came into the assembly and told everyone to be quiet because she had President Obama on the phone," Clemons said. "She kept talking to us then going back on the phone. It was like he was on hold. President Obama ain't got time to wait for students to quiet down and be on hold on the phone. That's when I started doubting."

That's the best English a "language arts teacher" can use? XD
 
2013-02-17 07:22:46 AM
Obama told me that biatch be crazy.
 
2013-02-17 07:26:49 AM
I like how the school's principal, the person ultimately responsible for the whole thing, refuses to give out the biatch's contact information. The only thing I can imagine is he received part of the money, or is banging the biatch.
 
2013-02-17 07:35:33 AM
Someone needs a little jail time over this one. The students did get to be in D.C. during the ceremony and the buses weren't free so the money was spent at least in part on what they promised. I'd say a 75% refund from the school (since the article does  say they paid their fee to the school bookkeeper) and the lady's butt in jail for 3-6 months. Someone in the school administration also needs to be put out to job hunt.
 
2013-02-17 07:41:17 AM
 "She kept talking to us then going back on the phone. It was like he was on hold. President Obama ain't got time to wait for students to quiet down and be on hold on the phone."

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2013-02-17 08:00:20 AM
Well, I guess school is about education, they certainly learned something from this.

/I would have gone with his social secretary is on the phone, not the president himself.
 
2013-02-17 08:03:57 AM
Rubes.
 
2013-02-17 08:05:06 AM
Quick, somebody go sell that town a monorail.
 
2013-02-17 08:14:19 AM
There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.
 
2013-02-17 08:25:56 AM
I'm only surprised when people are surprised at "news" like this. The new segregation is even worse than the old. Apparently it's racist to require adult supervision and management of schools now.
 
2013-02-17 08:26:03 AM
Anytime the word lottery is used, move on.  Either he will meet with the class or he won't, not a lottery will decided one kid will get to meet him.

I wouldn't be surprised if Jones is the perpetrator of the scam and the guy on the phone simply was an agent trying to schedule the bus and hotel.  Her excuse,'I just wanted everyone else to be as excited as I was, but it got out of hand and now I have this nice purse and matching shoes'.
 
2013-02-17 08:26:54 AM

Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.


So is this better or worse than Madoff, in your opinion?
 
2013-02-17 08:29:07 AM

Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.


bingo. make it worth the sin and make it worth your time. two bit hoods nickel and diming are more annoying than ants at a picnic. hell, many legitimate fund raisers and charities rob the public blind legally, you're better off going that route.
 
2013-02-17 08:31:17 AM

BolloxReader: Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.

So is this better or worse than Madoff, in your opinion?


This might surprise you, but some people have no problem with what Madoff did. I know some libertarians that believe him to be a hero, much like Ayn Rand.
 
2013-02-17 08:35:28 AM
"President Obama ain't got time to wait for students to quiet down and be on hold on the phone."

And that, "y'all," is a classic Southern education.
 
2013-02-17 08:41:23 AM

sevenpointsixtwo: And that, "y'all," is a classic Southern education.


What's so special about your local vernacular, chum?
 
2013-02-17 08:58:01 AM
How do you like that?
These students actually learned something in a government school.
How to get scammed out of your money.
 
2013-02-17 09:08:35 AM
She said open your mouth, the president is coming
 
2013-02-17 09:14:08 AM

digistil: BolloxReader: Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.

So is this better or worse than Madoff, in your opinion?

This might surprise you, but some people have no problem with what Madoff did. I know some libertarians that believe him to be a hero, much like Ayn Rand.


No, it doesn't surprise me, but it does tell me quite a bit about some of the people who think of themselves as "libertarian." A libertarian society requires more trust, not less; more private charity, not less; more sincerity and cooperation, not less. What Madoff did was confirm the need for strict regulation in the marketplace. He should be excoriated by those who are champions for deregulation. The only people who would cheer him on are the "burn the system to the ground" types, the anarchists and whatnot. And I can understand that feeling, I felt it myself (which is why I left the financial industry). The problem is that the Madoff types time and again show the need for greater regulation and less trust in the system, like the whole financial crisis did. And that is something that should be antithetical to libertarian ideals.

And really, my question was mostly in jest. Everyone knows that pushing rich folks to suicide over the loss of fortunes is a net improvement for society, while stealing from kids is always bad.
 
2013-02-17 09:24:00 AM

BolloxReader: Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.

So is this better or worse than Madoff, in your opinion?


It could be argued that the students learned a lesson to not trust anyone asking for money but I tend to agree with Krispy Kritter that this is just annoying;  Madoff connived supposedly "intelligent" investors out of billions but was too stupid/greedy and got caught.  I think it's the "stupid" factor that ticks me off and I just cannot respect that.

Probably because Madoff did not directly impact my life I find the entire situation "meh, white people's problems" but kids not so much.
 
2013-02-17 09:36:26 AM
FTFA: "We wanted to believe it was all true," Butler senior Zakiyyah Muhammad said.

And here's your takeaway.

The person that did this to you is an ass of epic proportions, and should be held accountable.   If you fall for something like this again anytime in the future after learning this lesson, then it's on you.
 
2013-02-17 09:43:18 AM
Richmond County isn't exactly one of the rich parts of the state either. $135 is a lot of money to some of those kids.

I guess she could have tried scamming Walton High in Cobb County where the kids wear $135 socks but none of them would have gone.
 
2013-02-17 09:55:09 AM
I don't that anyone should be allowed to make a pitch to students or even be in a school if they haven't been checked ot first.

If it wasn't a school function then what was she doing there? So no school endorsement, we don't know who you are. But we will let you take all these kids and their money for a ride.
 
2013-02-17 10:01:43 AM
They actually gave $135 each to an organization called DRBJ? Am I the only one who sees that as "Doctor Blowjob?"

/spends too much time on the internets
 
2013-02-17 10:15:51 AM
Why not contact the media to say the school won? The media would find out the truth faster.

Usually.

And it would scare potential scammers.
 
2013-02-17 10:24:53 AM
Unfortunately, we seem to have developed a bit of an Affirmative Action- problem here in Augusta. The black-majority city just inaugurated their very first black Sheriff ever, solely on the basis of his skin color. This is largely thanks to the fact that a steady trickle of white residents have been fleeing the city for nearby Columbia County for at least the past 20 years. Whether the new Sheriff has the qualifications for the job remains to be seen, but days from taking office, one of his first major official actions was to hit the city council up for a major raise. And this, after being suspended multiple times for playing very loosely with the rules in the past:  http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2012/mar/13/wjbf-looks-sheriff-candidates-p e rsonnel-files-ar-3405546/  Despite all this coming out in the media during the election, he was still elected Sheriff. Seems like no other qualifying factor other than race is necessary for some people. Pity, considering what they're inviting.
 
2013-02-17 10:29:13 AM

HAMMERTOE: Unfortunately, we seem to have developed a bit of an Affirmative Action- problem here in Augusta. The black-majority city just inaugurated their very first black Sheriff ever, solely on the basis of his skin color. This is largely thanks to the fact that a steady trickle of white residents have been fleeing the city for nearby Columbia County for at least the past 20 years. Whether the new Sheriff has the qualifications for the job remains to be seen, but days from taking office, one of his first major official actions was to hit the city council up for a major raise. And this, after being suspended multiple times for playing very loosely with the rules in the past:  http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2012/mar/13/wjbf-looks-sheriff-candidates-p e rsonnel-files-ar-3405546/  Despite all this coming out in the media during the election, he was still elected Sheriff. Seems like no other qualifying factor other than race is necessary for some people. Pity, considering what they're inviting.

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2013-02-17 10:46:31 AM

Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.


This is Augusta we're talking about.
 
2013-02-17 10:50:22 AM
Sounds like she wanted to go to the Inauguration and needed some help getting there.


$4590 is approximately what was collected. Chartering a bus from August, Ga to D.C. and back sounds about right.
 
2013-02-17 10:58:34 AM

bmr68: Sounds like she wanted to go to the Inauguration and needed some help getting there.


$4590 is approximately what was collected. Chartering a bus from August, Ga to D.C. and back sounds about right.



That's my guess.  If she was after the money, she would have skipped town the moment she had the children's cash in hand.  The fact that she kept one of the only four tickets to herself so she could be up front kinda confirms it for me.
 
2013-02-17 10:58:35 AM

dpaul007: They actually gave $135 each to an organization called DRBJ? Am I the only one who sees that as "Doctor Blowjob?"


Great. Now I do, too.
 
2013-02-17 11:17:10 AM
"Zakiyyah Jones said she realized many of the promises Jones Obama made were far-fetched, but excitement made her believe."

This IS a repeat from 2008 and 2012...
 
2013-02-17 12:35:00 PM
Good for her. What's the purpose of the naive if not to give us their money?
 
2013-02-17 01:13:10 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Rubes.


Bingo. There's a lot of stupidity in that article. The truly funny part about all of this is that any of that story could've been checked, easily, in about 15 minutes had any of the adults in the room engaged a few brain cells. That express train to Derpistan could've been derailed at the station.
 
2013-02-17 01:21:59 PM

Prussian_Roulette: "Zakiyyah Jones said she realized many of the promises Jones Obama made were far-fetched, but excitement made her believe."

This IS a repeat from 2008 and 2012...


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2013-02-17 01:33:11 PM

BolloxReader: digistil: BolloxReader: Spanky McStupid: There is no honor in stealing from children.  If you are going to rob people, make it for more than a couple of thousand; go big or stay at home.

So is this better or worse than Madoff, in your opinion?

This might surprise you, but some people have no problem with what Madoff did. I know some libertarians that believe him to be a hero, much like Ayn Rand.

No, it doesn't surprise me, but it does tell me quite a bit about some of the people who think of themselves as "libertarian." A libertarian society requires more trust, not less; more private charity, not less; more sincerity and cooperation, not less. What Madoff did was confirm the need for strict regulation in the marketplace. He should be excoriated by those who are champions for deregulation. The only people who would cheer him on are the "burn the system to the ground" types, the anarchists and whatnot. And I can understand that feeling, I felt it myself (which is why I left the financial industry). The problem is that the Madoff types time and again show the need for greater regulation and less trust in the system, like the whole financial crisis did. And that is something that should be antithetical to libertarian ideals.

And really, my question was mostly in jest. Everyone knows that pushing rich folks to suicide over the loss of fortunes is a net improvement for society, while stealing from kids is always bad.


And if you believe what some random person on the internet says about 'libertarians they know', you probably also were in the market for one of these tickets.
 
2013-02-17 01:49:34 PM
yeah i would have found this stank to high heavens from the moment she said she Obama on the phone and he was waiting for the crowd to calm down The presidents doesn't wait you do.
 
2013-02-17 02:22:08 PM

dpaul007: They actually gave $135 each to an organization called DRBJ? Am I the only one who sees that as "Doctor Blowjob?"

/spends too much time on the internets


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"Normally, the Head Nurse handles this, but I'll make an exception."
 
2013-02-17 02:41:44 PM
But they WANTED TO BELIEVE! That makes it okay to ignore all the warning signs, not do any background checking, etc.
 
2013-02-17 10:36:06 PM
Regardless of whether the Principal, teahers, parents or school board were at fault for letting this woman speak to the students at all...  Anyone with a single goddamn once of common sense could see this could not possibly be anything more than a bus ride to DC to watch the inauguration with the rest of the crowd.

...the F*ck, Georgia?
 
2013-02-19 08:45:04 AM
Ikam:
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Yeah, that did seem quite a bit non-sequitur, upon review. Perhaps I should have prefaced the entire comment with, "I bet I know what color the swindler was."
 
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