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(The New Republic)   More kids from one pricey D.C. private school landed White House internships than kids from all of Pennsylvania. But it doesn't have anything to do with the way that's the private school where all of the Obama insiders send their kids   (newrepublic.com) divider line 89
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2013-09-25 10:30:06 AM
Obama insiders?

Do insiders from republican preseidncies go somewhere else, or is the submitter a partisan hack?
 
2013-09-25 10:32:58 AM
You don't want skeevy unconnected serfs rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful.
 
2013-09-25 10:33:24 AM
Wingnut welfare is now a bad thing. Good to know
 
2013-09-25 10:33:51 AM
The best part of this article, which actually contains no best parts at all and so is somewhat exceptional in this regard, is where the writer admits that both she and two of her editors went to exactly the same school. I wonder what conclusion we can draw about the New Republic's hiring tendencies.
 
2013-09-25 10:35:56 AM
If we take a moment for some honest introspection, I think we can all agree that we are all better off with fewer White House interns from Pennsylvania.
 
2013-09-25 10:40:35 AM
Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?
 
2013-09-25 10:41:29 AM
RHIP
 
2013-09-25 10:44:01 AM

mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?


Loosely translated, it reads: "I am trying as best I can, but I am the product of conservative homeschooling.  I do not understand my linguistic limitations."

At least, that's what I pulled from the headline.
 
2013-09-25 10:45:55 AM

Vodka Zombie: mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?

Loosely translated, it reads: "I am trying as best I can, but I am the product of conservative homeschooling.  I do not understand my linguistic limitations."

At least, that's what I pulled from the headline.


Well that's like, do way what with your, man...
 
2013-09-25 10:47:10 AM

Marcus Aurelius: You don't want skeevy unconnected serfs rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful.


Precisely. Poor is a disease, and one we can't risk our government officials catching.

/came down with a touch last week, but I'm much better now
 
2013-09-25 10:47:28 AM
Having constant contact with those in power provides a benefit to their children which advantages them significantly over their peers, who do not have parents with strong social ties to business and political decision makers?

You're totally sh*tting me. I never in a million years would have guessed this.

Sincerely,
George HW Bush
Mitt Romney
George W Bush
Robert F. Kennedy
Ted Kennedy
Jeb Bush
Mario Cuomo
James Hoffa
Nelson Rockefeller
Hank Greenberg, Jr.
*.Walton
Jack Grubman
Sandy Weil
John Reed
And two-thirds of the fortune 500,
40% of congress,
12 Governors,
and too many goddam state legislators to even count.
 
2013-09-25 10:47:36 AM
Is it Troll Wednesday?
 
2013-09-25 10:57:27 AM
I'm horrified to learn how criminally underrepresented Bob Jones and Liberty Universities are in this administration.

I urge Rep. Issa to launch an investigation immediately.
 
2013-09-25 11:04:52 AM
Used to be all you had to know was how to suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-25 11:06:47 AM
I suspect there are more qualified applicants from a single private school than exist in Pennsylvania.
 
2013-09-25 11:13:54 AM
No, it doesn't.
 
2013-09-25 11:17:23 AM

mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?


There has been a lot of this going on lately. Every third headline seems to have at least one grammatical error. Maybe the submitters didn't go to this school.
 
2013-09-25 11:59:40 AM

Mentat: Is it Troll Wednesday?


Is it ever NOT Troll Wednesday?
 
2013-09-25 12:07:59 PM
BREAKING NEWS: Kids who are from a politically active family are more likely to want to be involved in politics.

More at 11.
 
2013-09-25 12:10:04 PM
Sidwell Friends School is THE insider school in the DC area. There are typically hundreds of applicants for tens of empty (non-legacy) spots in the elementary classes every year because it's supposed to be academically rigorous.

I've known several people with very, very smart kids but limited influence get passed over and a few well-connected (read: wealthy) people with dumb kids who sailed right in.

Of course they continue to take care of each other later on. That's why their Ivy League acceptance rate is high, which accounts for the academic reputation.
 
2013-09-25 12:14:40 PM
I'm sure the Obama administration is the first ever in which this sort of thing has happened.

IMPEACH!!1!
 
2013-09-25 12:21:15 PM
One's family connections have an impact on one's career options? That's not how REAL Americans do things!
investorplace.com
 
2013-09-25 12:25:13 PM
I'm pretty sure the school they go to isn't as big a factor as subtard would like to think
 
2013-09-25 12:25:57 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm sure the Obama administration is the first ever in which this sort of thing has happened.


It really IS fun to blame Obama for the way Washington has been running for the past 60 years.

"Hurp de durr! Lots of interns come from this one school, the same school where the Obama administration sends their kids! And let's all pretend that this same school hasn't had the same intern track record for the past 30 years! Wharrgarble!"
 
2013-09-25 12:28:34 PM

Mentat: Is it Troll Wednesday?


It's troll day every day.  Welcome to Fark.
 
2013-09-25 12:28:39 PM
People who live in a city are more likely to get jobs in that city.  Fantastic insight.  Really.
 
2013-09-25 12:28:52 PM
B... BUT THOSE OTHER GUYS DID IT T... TOO!
/so can we stop talking about it now?
 
2013-09-25 12:30:16 PM

Pocket Ninja: The best part of this article, which actually contains no best parts at all and so is somewhat exceptional in this regard, is where the writer admits that both she and two of her editors went to exactly the same school. I wonder what conclusion we can draw about the New Republic's hiring tendencies.


Much like POWs during the Vietnam War had to disguise messages through blinking the word TORTURE or giving the finger in photographs, this was the author's way of letting the world know that even the NEW REPUBLIC DOT COM E-MAGAZINE has fallen under the sway of the lamestream MSM media.
 
2013-09-25 12:30:24 PM

Pocket Ninja: The best part of this article, which actually contains no best parts at all and so is somewhat exceptional in this regard, is where the writer admits that both she and two of her editors went to exactly the same school. I wonder what conclusion we can draw about the New Republic's hiring tendencies.


Hilarious!

/Wait, what?
 
2013-09-25 12:30:41 PM

Lando Lincoln: Lionel Mandrake: I'm sure the Obama administration is the first ever in which this sort of thing has happened.

It really IS fun to blame Obama for the way Washington has been running for the past 60 years.

"Hurp de durr! Lots of interns come from this one school, the same school where the Obama administration sends their kids! And let's all pretend that this same school hasn't had the same intern track record for the past 30 years! Wharrgarble!"


And the GOP does this without a hint of irony. It's fascinating to watch.
 
2013-09-25 12:32:35 PM
Oddly enough, more kids from Central PA went to Hershey Park than went to DC during the same period.
 
2013-09-25 12:32:50 PM

mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?


Obama continues the longstanding tradition of networking being important in virtually every aspect of life, and TNR has a mad about it.
 
2013-09-25 12:33:13 PM
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2013-09-25 12:33:31 PM
During the Bush year most of the Interns cam from Patrick Henry College. A Fundamentalist Christian School in Virgina.
 
2013-09-25 12:33:40 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: One's family connections have an impact on one's career options? That's not how REAL Americans do things!
[investorplace.com image 157x237]


newsbusters.org
 
2013-09-25 12:33:42 PM

super_grass: B... BUT THOSE OTHER GUYS DID IT T... TOO!/so can we stop talking about it now?


No, that's not why it's a dumb article.  It's a dumb article because it presents a context-less problem, no long-term solutions, and is a cheap-dig at the current administration(which addressing either of the preceding points would fix).
 
2013-09-25 12:33:50 PM

Lionel Mandrake: I'm sure the Obama administration is the first ever in which this sort of thing has happened.

IMPEACH!!1!


*Obama does something*
"LOL, what a maroon. Amateur hour."
*is relatively common for presidents*
"LOL, bet you were HOPING for some CHANGE, eh libs?"
 
2013-09-25 12:34:59 PM
More kids from the University of Washington land jobs at Boeing than kids from all of Montana and Idaho combined. I blame Obonghit.
 
2013-09-25 12:35:35 PM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?

Obama continues the longstanding tradition of networking being important in virtually every aspect of life, and TNR has a mad about it.


But that they fail to realize is that nepotism and favoritism is rampant in government on all levels, and it should not be a shock that kids from connected schools and parents get desirable positions.

Personally, I'm okay with it. Society has its alphas, betas, and deltas. Let the alphas mingle with other alphas, it's not for us to judge.
 
2013-09-25 12:36:19 PM

BMulligan: More kids from the University of Washington land jobs at Boeing than kids from all of Montana and Idaho combined. I blame Obonghit.


This is a perfectly accurate depiction of this article.
 
2013-09-25 12:37:01 PM
More intern's hired then that's enntire state combined.
 
2013-09-25 12:39:15 PM

super_grass: Obama's Reptiloid Master: mediablitz: Can someone decipher the second sentence in the headline for me?

Obama continues the longstanding tradition of networking being important in virtually every aspect of life, and TNR has a mad about it.

But that they fail to realize is that nepotism and favoritism is rampant in government on all levels, and it should not be a shock that kids from connected schools and parents get desirable positions.

Personally, I'm okay with it. Society has its alphas, betas, and deltas. Let the alphas mingle with other alphas, it's not for us to judge.


Nepotism and favoritism is how the goddamned world works.

I graduated law-talking school, and our valedictorian had a hard time finding a job, while Douchebag McFratty and Spoiled Princess #7 waltzed into high-paying jobs thanks to family connections and nepotism.

I could be bitter about it; after all, no one is going to make me an equity partner because the senior partners play golf with my dad. I've actually got to work for stuff.

But I'm not, because I love my job, what I do, and who I am. Would my life be easier if my parents were wealthy political insiders who could buy me favor and influence? Of course; who's wouldn't?

Does it make me mad that it is what it is? No.
 
2013-09-25 12:40:20 PM
There's nothing wrong with this unless Republicans are doing it.
 
2013-09-25 12:42:13 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: One's family connections have an impact on one's career options? That's not how REAL Americans do things!
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hehe....
 
2013-09-25 12:42:17 PM
What does make me mad is autocorrect. fark you, phone.
 
2013-09-25 12:43:08 PM
Since no one covered it:
Wait, you're telling me that kids from a insider school INSIDE Washington DC has more kids getting temporary internships in the city they live in that kids from several states away?
 
2013-09-25 12:45:03 PM
nice work, derpmitter
 
2013-09-25 12:45:33 PM

Obama's Reptiloid Master: fark you, phone.


There's an app for that?
 
2013-09-25 12:47:53 PM
Oligarchy, it's how we roll here in the states.
Pray you do not forget that.
 
2013-09-25 12:48:10 PM
"But it doesn't have anything to do with the way that's the private school where all of the Obama insiders send their kids"

Subby, can you English?  Because I'm pretty sure you can't English.
 
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