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(The Hill)   Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) says he thinks he may be the only US senator to have ever failed civics   (thehill.com) divider line 19
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2013-07-09 01:48:13 PM  
3 votes:

Diogenes: I guess it's somewhat impressive they even tried to teach it.

I never had a civics class, per se.  Whatever they attempted to formally teach was kind of rolled up into history and social studies classes.


I took an ethics course once. ONCE.

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2013-07-09 04:15:57 PM  
2 votes:

Somacandra: FTFA: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

What the hell does that have to do with getting good grades or not? Plenty of people make good grades and don't get jack shiat done in their lives.


Then the irony is he ends up making a living on the govt payroll
2013-07-09 02:42:17 PM  
2 votes:

kbronsito: that would explain this:


In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees.[24] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[24]


Nice.  King James version, to boot.  He probably failed Sunday school, too.
2013-07-09 05:26:22 PM  
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

Sounds like a bullshiat story.


Not at all.  In fact, after telling him that, he had Scott help him with a special project back in the storeroom.  You know, the place with no windows where the lights no longer work.
2013-07-09 05:16:01 PM  
1 votes:

BitwiseShift: Well, Senator, in case you get bicurious, there's how to say "My hovercraft is full of eels in Yiddish:
"מיין פראָם ( שוועבשיף ) איז פֿול מיט ווענערס" You're welcome.


Trololo.

Also, I have something to add to my "learn to pronounce" list, apparently.
2013-07-09 05:00:06 PM  
1 votes:
"I also failed Spanish and English," Scott recounted. "When you fail Spanish and English, they don't call you bilingual, no sir. They call you biignorant because you can't speak in any language."

Well, Senator, in case you get bicurious, there's how to say "My hovercraft is full of eels in Yiddish:
"מיין פראָם ( שוועבשיף ) איז פֿול מיט ווענערס" You're welcome.
2013-07-09 04:20:31 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: How is this person supposed to be credible?


You're own credibility is diminishing.  Font up, man!  We want to hear what you have to say and some of us have old eyes.
2013-07-09 04:17:37 PM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: FTFA: Scott said the Senate should have a broader conversation on school choice and charter schools. "Parents need more choices so their kids will have a chance," Scott said. "Whatever can improve our education system should be on the table for discussion."

Is this guy a liberal plant or something? Why would you tell people your views on education after admitting you flunked your own studies? How is this person supposed to be credible?


There you go again, assuming logic and intelligence have a place in this discussion.
2013-07-09 04:16:48 PM  
1 votes:
What kind of person would vote for a guy who is an avowed dumbass?

OH!

Quelle surprise!
2013-07-09 03:53:09 PM  
1 votes:
It's unclear to me why subbies bother to put the political party in the headline when the person in the headline says or does something stupid or applies his phallus liberally to a chicken (ironic adverb applied intentionally).
2013-07-09 03:49:12 PM  
1 votes:

Dust: I think it's interesting how proud he is of his constant failures in school, seeing as he pointed out two other classes.

It would be too easy to point to the letter next to his state and regard this as some sort of obvious sign.


Even too easier,
2013-07-09 03:42:51 PM  
1 votes:
He used his story of growing up a single-parent household in South Carolina to explain his personal and political beliefs. Scott wasn't doing well in high school until a small business owner befriended him and taught him that he would have to work hard to succeed rather than rely help from the government.

...and this makes me really want to vote for him. I only vote for candidates who hate civics and government.
2013-07-09 03:38:54 PM  
1 votes:
"I think I'm the only United States senator to have ever failed civics," Scott said in his first Senate floor speech.

"I also failed Spanish and English," Scott recounted. "When you fail Spanish and English, they don't call you bilingual, no sir. They call you biignorant because you can't speak in any language."


Sounds like the kind of guy you can have a beer with. I think I'll vote for him.
2013-07-09 03:27:34 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-07-09 03:24:55 PM  
1 votes:
And this retard serves on an Education committee, too.  If he got a dishonorable discharge he'd be on the Armed Services committee.
2013-07-09 02:39:24 PM  
1 votes:
Failed civics? Spanish? English? How'd he?...

Oh, he's a Republican from SC. Carry on.

A fresh face in DC is potentially a good thing. Maybe he'll come up with an original idea.

Scott also called for the repeal of ObamaCare less than a week after the Obama administration pushed back the employer mandate from 2014 to 2015.

Or not.
2013-07-09 02:32:12 PM  
1 votes:
that would explain this:


In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees.[24] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[24]
2013-07-09 02:14:10 PM  
1 votes:
I think it's interesting how proud he is of his constant failures in school, seeing as he pointed out two other classes.

It would be too easy to point to the letter next to his state and regard this as some sort of obvious sign.
2013-07-09 01:39:57 PM  
1 votes:
Depends. Does he mean the formal class, or the daily application of it?
 
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