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2018-04-15 01:54:59 PM  
Sentiment also applies to headline writers.
 
2018-04-15 01:59:17 PM  
This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.
 
2018-04-15 02:00:25 PM  
Heel bee hear awl weak.

/try the veal, it's delicious
 
2018-04-15 02:14:01 PM  
Yes, Coach
 
2018-04-15 02:15:17 PM  
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we know how he voted.
 
2018-04-15 02:17:26 PM  
Those teachers become administrators.
 
2018-04-15 02:32:34 PM  
Those who can't do, teach.
Those who can't teach, teach PE.
Those who can't teach PE become guidance counsellors.
Those who can't be guidance counsellors become administrators.
 
2018-04-15 02:34:53 PM  
Borderline subtle, subby. I give you a half point.
 
2018-04-15 02:36:59 PM  
I sea what you did there, subby.
 
2018-04-15 02:40:21 PM  
Barbara Bush inspired John Corcoran to ask for help and finally learn to read

*BLINK*

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The sad thing is, I actually miss having him as president.
 
2018-04-15 02:50:33 PM  
If your a teacher who cannot read or right, are you even a teacher?

FTFY, subby.
 
2018-04-15 02:59:49 PM  
But what about teachers who cannot read or left?
 
2018-04-15 03:52:59 PM  
Depends, can you rithmetic?
 
2018-04-15 04:02:32 PM  
Bad examples are educational, too
 
2018-04-15 04:31:45 PM  
The world needs shop teachers too.
 
2018-04-15 05:03:07 PM  
I remember praying at night and saying, "Please Lord, let me know how to read tomorrow when I get up"

Behold! The power of prayer!
 
2018-04-15 05:42:58 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Those who can't do, teach.
Those who can't teach, teach PE.
Those who can't teach PE become guidance counsellors.
Those who can't be guidance counsellors become administrators.


And those who can't be administrators, often, stay as administrators anyway.
 
2018-04-15 05:44:40 PM  
You could teach braile
 
2018-04-15 05:45:08 PM  
Spokesman for Holiday Inn?
 
2018-04-15 05:52:37 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Barbara Bush inspired John Corcoran to ask for help and finally learn to read

*BLINK*

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The sad thing is, I actually miss having him as president.


No. No, you do not.
Just because he's been moved into second place in the worst president ever category, he is still a war criminal who failed to prevent an attack, spent a third of his time in office on vacation, precipitated the Great Recession, and who passed away the Clinton budget surplus.
Just no.
 
2018-04-15 05:53:15 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: ecmoRandomNumbers: Barbara Bush inspired John Corcoran to ask for help and finally learn to read

*BLINK*

*BLINK*

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The sad thing is, I actually miss having him as president.

No. No, you do not.
Just because he's been moved into second place in the worst president ever category, he is still a war criminal who failed to prevent an attack, spent a third of his time in office on vacation, precipitated the Great Recession, and who passed away the Clinton budget surplus.
Just no.


Pissed away.

Dammit, Mike.
 
2018-04-15 05:53:49 PM  

Pocket Ninja: This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.


He can't read at all, managed to get a college degree, then proceeded to teach for 17 years and nobody noticed anything. Yep, seems legit.

/ too legit. Too legit to quit
 
2018-04-15 05:55:20 PM  
I worked with a Devops guy who didn't understand Boolean logic.  Spent many a long night unf*cking monitoring rules he created.

"AND means the value could be this and it could be this and it could be this..."

/sigh
 
2018-04-15 05:57:54 PM  
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2018-04-15 05:58:14 PM  
If you are teaching kids to pronounce "R" as "Ah-rah" kill your self, if you find the time.
You are creating a negative stereotype.
 
2018-04-15 06:00:36 PM  
As long as you can write a letter F when someone can't climb the rope and make an X on the line where it says "96 months at 14% interest" when buying a 1994 Eclipse what else do you need?
 
2018-04-15 06:01:32 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: ecmoRandomNumbers: Barbara Bush inspired John Corcoran to ask for help and finally learn to read

*BLINK*

*BLINK*

[img.fark.net image 349x268]
The sad thing is, I actually miss having him as president.

No. No, you do not.
Just because he's been moved into second place in the worst president ever category, he is still a war criminal who failed to prevent an attack, spent a third of his time in office on vacation, precipitated the Great Recession, and who passed away the Clinton budget surplus.
Just no.


We have had WAAAAY worse than W. Buchanan let the South seced, launching us into a bloody civil war and killing hundreds of thousands of people. Hoover exacerbated the Great Depression. ETC.

/ History is replete with examples.
 
2018-04-15 06:05:18 PM  

iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.

He can't read at all, managed to get a college degree, then proceeded to teach for 17 years and nobody noticed anything. Yep, seems legit.

/ too legit. Too legit to quit


There's places in America where this is totally possible.
 
2018-04-15 06:07:26 PM  
Witchever one of you submitted this, well done.
 
2018-04-15 06:11:11 PM  
FTFA:  I remember praying at night and saying, "Please Lord, let me know how to read tomorrow when I get up" and sometimes I'd even turn on the light and get a book and look at it and see if I got a miracle. But I didn't get that miracle.

Maybe you DID get the miracle.  Just not the one you were expecting.  God just wants you to stay stupid.  Yay God!! \o/
 
2018-04-15 06:14:50 PM  

UsikFark: iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.

He can't read at all, managed to get a college degree, then proceeded to teach for 17 years and nobody noticed anything. Yep, seems legit.

/ too legit. Too legit to quit

There's places in America where this is totally possible.


To be fair, I would probably be in that boat too as I have dyslexia.

When I was in grade school, the nuns didn't know what the hell to do with me. I was always really good at math but I couldn't read well and my handwriting looked like my hand was broken (it wasn't).

Eventually, it got to the point that they brought in my mom and told her that I'd never pass grade school; much less go on to high school or college. My mom really didn't like that at all and got a second job so she could hire a tutor for me. It worked out pretty well.
 
2018-04-15 06:20:25 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Those who can't do, teach.
Those who can't teach, teach PE.
Those who can't teach PE become guidance counsellors.
Those who can't be guidance counsellors become administrators.


Those who can't be administrators serve on the school board.
 
2018-04-15 06:20:44 PM  
I had a coworker who couldn't read or write in English (she was originally from Greece). I don't think most people noticed she couldn't read. She was past retirement age and she was always "forgetting" her glasses, so we'd fill out forms for her. I only found out because the company implemented new online evaluation processes that were long and involved. Her manager was hounding her to complete it and she eventually broke down crying and admitted she couldn't read. She was a salesperson so she could get by as long as she could process a sale.

I couldn't imagine a teacher being unable to read and it being undetected. I'm sure some people caught on, they had to. What about grading? Weren't there any tests? Report cards?
 
2018-04-15 06:25:09 PM  
In many states, dedicated teachers (who can read and write) have often left for states that pay decent wages to teachers.
 
2018-04-15 06:27:47 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: I had a coworker who couldn't read or write in English (she was originally from Greece). I don't think most people noticed she couldn't read. She was past retirement age and she was always "forgetting" her glasses, so we'd fill out forms for her. I only found out because the company implemented new online evaluation processes that were long and involved. Her manager was hounding her to complete it and she eventually broke down crying and admitted she couldn't read. She was a salesperson so she could get by as long as she could process a sale.

I couldn't imagine a teacher being unable to read and it being undetected. I'm sure some people caught on, they had to. What about grading? Weren't there any tests? Report cards?


"Hey, what grade did you get on that test?"
"Incomprehensible scribble...you?"
"Same."
 
2018-04-15 06:34:56 PM  

Xanlexian: FTFA:  God just wants you to stay stupid.


Im not sure I would label him "stupid" - he had math skills, and clearly had problem solving skills. This looks like a very specific learning disorder along the lines of dyslexia or dysgraphia.
 
2018-04-15 06:39:41 PM  
Art teacher?
 
2018-04-15 06:45:18 PM  

ISO15693: Xanlexian: FTFA:  God just wants you to stay stupid.

Im not sure I would label him "stupid" - he had math skills, and clearly had problem solving skills. This looks like a very specific learning disorder along the lines of dyslexia or dysgraphia.


Also possibly a processing disorder on top.  My kid with issues can't read past third grade, but get someone to read the questions and he's a B student.  Put that same person out of sight and reading to him and he flunks.  He's learned how to read tells, and knows how to signal mostly correct answers.  He can't pass online tests to save his life.  But he can fix anything from can openers to car engines.  If it's mechanical, it will not defeat his hands; it will submit.  The written word, not so much.
 
2018-04-15 07:03:50 PM  

jtown: Art teacher?


Those are just failed hippies who can't garden...
 
2018-04-15 07:10:21 PM  
Barbara Bush trifecta in play
 
2018-04-15 07:12:52 PM  

iheartscotch: UsikFark: iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.

He can't read at all, managed to get a college degree, then proceeded to teach for 17 years and nobody noticed anything. Yep, seems legit.

/ too legit. Too legit to quit

There's places in America where this is totally possible.

To be fair, I would probably be in that boat too as I have dyslexia.

When I was in grade school, the nuns didn't know what the hell to do with me. I was always really good at math but I couldn't read well and my handwriting looked like my hand was broken (it wasn't).

Eventually, it got to the point that they brought in my mom and told her that I'd never pass grade school; much less go on to high school or college. My mom really didn't like that at all and got a second job so she could hire a tutor for me. It worked out pretty well.


He is dyslexic. a teacher by trade, he should have realized that. no mystery there. Sir Jackie Stewart has a much better publication about his adventure with dyslexia.  I know this because my son is dyslexic and also in the racing industry. They've met. Their ability to understand and repair motors is almost savant.  I found it interesting that in a paddock loaded with cars and mechanics, those two found each other.  Can't read with a damn but can get the car running round the track just fine when it was 'game on' time :)

*professor at Princeton told me my kid see's in 3d when he looks at a motor or machine. It was the best way she could describe what was going on in there. Funny; grade school teacher told me he would be lucky if he got a job pumping gas for a living. Oh, he's pumping fuel all right. Race fuel into millions of dollar cars. She is a so called teacher who wrongly sets limits on children. Harrumph!!!!

http://dyslexia.yale.edu/story/sir-ja​c​kie-stewart/

"No, I can't recite the alphabet, but I know every single gear change and braking distance required to negotiate the 187 corners around the 14.7 miles of the circuit in Germany.  And all that information remains banked in my head to this day.  Now is that stupid or clever?  I may never know."  J Stewart
 
2018-04-15 07:15:35 PM  

Pocket Ninja: This article has just the slightest taint of bullshiat.


I found it very heartwarming, even if a little shallow on the actual reason/condition behind his actual illiteracy. Didn't sound like dyslexia, because  he could do math and copy stuff he saw. Interested to know what the actual reason was.
 
2018-04-15 07:15:49 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Barbara Bush inspired John Corcoran to ask for help and finally learn to read

*BLINK*

*BLINK*

[img.fark.net image 349x268]
The sad thing is, I actually miss having him as president.


Did he wear a brown suit that day?  How could have not known????
 
2018-04-15 07:21:40 PM  
It's like the old joke about the swimming instructor who can't swim and is saved from drowning by one of his pupils.

I had a teacher (who also taught my brother). I loved her because she was really witty and cool (she was a lesbian and looked and talked sort of like a Regency dandy), but she was a bad speller. My brother used to claim that "that is how she wrote it on the board" as an excuse for mistakes in his notes, but my Mother did not believe him until she went to a PTA meeting and saw what was written on the board.

Yup, trust your children. Some of the things they say about teachers are true. For example, the bit about Irish and Spanish coffee in the Teacher's Lounge and in class. Hey, I was the English Teacher's pet and would shall a good long laugh with them over the homework assignments and essays.
 
2018-04-15 07:25:11 PM  
I never drank coffee in those days or I would probably have had to ante up for the coffee. I had my first cup of coffee years later on the Swiss Air flight back from Switzerland. I had it without sugar. It was bitter but good coffee, first rate, like everything on Swiss Air when you fly First Class. I talked my ticket up from tourist to business and then lucked out when business was over-booked. I was wearing a jacket and tie, so they bumped me up. That's a little trick you can use when flying. Always look like a member of the deserving poor.

Speaking of Regency times.
 
2018-04-15 07:31:25 PM  
I have a dyslexic cousin--perhaps more than one. The Emperor Charlemagne was dyslexic--although a very bright man and a founder of many monastery schools (his reign was a little renaissance before the renaissance), he never learned to read and write. Many of the dyslexics in Europe and probably the upper classes of North America may have inherited the trait because of him--or other kings and lords who didn't know how to read.

I read of a Samurai who was famously proud he did not know how to count past ten because that was a peasant or merchantile thing to know. Who knew? Ignorance is sometimes bliss after all.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. reveals that a very large part of the upper classes in the USA can not read. They manage pretty well making other people do their reading.

So maybe Trump is not a fool who does not read. He may be a fool who can not. Still a loathsome scab on an old whore's buttocks, but it would explain why he never reads anything but magazines with his picture on the cover without resorting to his giant ego, so I suppose it is still a mitigating factor.
 
2018-04-15 07:34:24 PM  
The proud Samurai warrier lived in the 19th century, if I recall correctly, or perhaps the 18th. We are not talking medieval at any rate. Even Samurais were rarely so purist about their disdain for commerce as this fellow was. Even some English lords and ladies can read a railway schedule or a racing tout's pamphlet.
 
2018-04-15 07:40:37 PM  
Eye yam a tru beeleaver inn hour edukashun sistum.
 
2018-04-15 07:43:09 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Sentiment also applies to headline writers.


I have to believe that was intentional....

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2018-04-15 07:45:19 PM  

cherryl taggart: ISO15693: Xanlexian: FTFA:  God just wants you to stay stupid.

Im not sure I would label him "stupid" - he had math skills, and clearly had problem solving skills. This looks like a very specific learning disorder along the lines of dyslexia or dysgraphia.

Also possibly a processing disorder on top.  My kid with issues can't read past third grade, but get someone to read the questions and he's a B student.  Put that same person out of sight and reading to him and he flunks.  He's learned how to read tells, and knows how to signal mostly correct answers.  He can't pass online tests to save his life.  But he can fix anything from can openers to car engines.  If it's mechanical, it will not defeat his hands; it will submit.  The written word, not so much.


And there's plenty of people who are literary scholars, yet peak at putting gas in a car in the mechanical world.  My oldest is really good at electronics, solders electrical components really well.  Younger son was reading at adult level by 5th grade, excited to do handy work like I do, but can't do math in his head.  My daughter is a walking calculator, a fair reader because her bro (younger son) tutored her.  She struggled reading at first because of the same mess Corcoran's teachers pulled, moving her along without really teaching her.
 
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