Comments on: Drew’s Collection of More Things to Read on the Interwebs http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/ It rankles me when somebody tries to tell somebody what to do. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:59:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 By: Joe Bar http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3556101 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:11:45 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3556101 Hmmm. I spent some time on a Navy cruiser (USS Monterrey, IIRC). Don’t remember any urinals. Perhaps they are a luxury allowed only on larger vessels, like CVNs.

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By: edmund dantes http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3552115 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:18:58 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3552115 Love the PC strikes again comments on the urinal thing.

Here’s a decision that saves money, improves expediencies, allows for greater flexibility of crew assignments, et al

and people are pissed because apparently all those positives and very valid reasons for doing it are outweighed by the idea that in their head this was done to satisfy some PC or liberal agenda.

LoLLoL…

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By: roadgeek http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3552109 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:17:39 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3552109 I deal with the American public via email and telephone. Every day of the week. She’s right. Many of them can’t read at or above a 5th Grade level. Wishing it were otherwise won’t make it true. The suggested standard of discourse with the public at my employer is 8th grade, and even that is too much for many of the people we deal with.

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By: treefroggy http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550845 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:15:27 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550845 “but will have about 30 guys peeing off the back of the boat at any given time.”

Only if they are headed into the wind.

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By: Goober http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550366 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:41:34 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550366 You know, fuck it. Throw me in the list of “parents of the year” too. i answered a text message from my wife the other day while my daughter was playing in the back yard and I was sitting on the back patio watching daughter play. My wife wanted to know if she needed to pick up anything for the dinner I was making that night (tacos, very good)*. So I responded to my wife’s text instead of ignoring her and letting her drive home without picking up the beans that I needed.

So I am an unattentive parent. For 10 seconds, my daughter had to play in the yard by herself without me, while I sat on the patio and texted her mother that we needed a can of black beans. I can forward the pic if you’d like to add me to that page.

Shoot, now that I think of it, I was in the grocery store with her the other day and answered a text message, too. Mother-effer, I am just a horrible father.

*Holy shit, i just realized that instead of giving dear daughter my undivided, undistracted attention for the entire day, I had the gall to step away from her for nearly 20 minutes in order to make her dinner. Jesus H. Christ on a rubber crutch, someone call CPS and save her from me…

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By: Goober http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550339 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:36:15 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550339 “playing” safely in sentence #2. Sorry

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By: Goober http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550332 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 18:35:49 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550332 I thought the link to the “parents of the year” thing was going to be of parents who’s kids were in danger while they were f-ing around on the phone. All I saw is parents whos kids were laying safely and in no danger at all who were reading an article or responding to a text message while their kids played.

Are you seriously suggesting that children should have their parent’s undivided attention, 100% of the day, with no distractions whatsoever?

Would you have posted those pictures with that snark about “parents of the year” if the dad in the lawn chair had been reading a book instead of reading something on his phone? Why is a Dad reading a book in a lawnchair while his kids play okay, but as soon as he gets his phone out he’s “Dad of the year”?

Anyone who looked at those photos and thought “wow, what crappy, unattentive parents” is not a parent. Any parent who looked at those felt a twinge of fear that the next time they get their phone out to answer a text from their wife about what time dinner is going to be, that they’ll have their pic snapped and be branded “parent of the year” on some snarky website full of assholes that have never raised a child.

For the life of me, i can’t figure out how taking a picture of your kid playing in the sand at the beach makes you “parent of the year”. WTF?

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By: Lefty http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550215 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:59:41 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550215 the vatican could save a lot of money just by not being assholes. Here’s an article about how they spend oodles lobbying not to extend statute of limitation laws.

http://jezebel.com/5918382/catholic-church-quietly-declares-holy-war-on-child-sex-abuse-victims

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By: a leap at the wheel http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3550067 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:23:50 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3550067 Dear Judgmental Helicopter parent: Thanks for letting me sit on the bench at the park every time I take my kids there. Its about the only service you dumbasses provide to this culture.

If any of those kids can’t entertain themselves at the park, the beach, a party, or what looks like either a museum or library, their parents are doing it wrong anyway.

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By: Leah http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549995 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:59:57 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549995 Seriously. Media panic about helicopter parenting plus other people in public judging parents for NOT overparenting? Good to know it’s impossible to do it right. I’ll just keep doing it how I’m doing it.

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By: Jack Dempsey http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549859 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:23:58 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549859 For as offensive as that comment from the EPA head was (and it was pretty offensive), I am far more offended by the blathering drivel that “Obama might draw down the drug war, if we give him another 4 years to bust the balls of all cannabis users” is far FAR more offensive. That guy used the drug he is busting people for, after he said he wouldn’t do it, and THEN he says “Give me another four years and I’ll stop doing it for real.” Really? Raise your hand if you believe this crap!

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By: ClubMedSux http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549758 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:47:44 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549758 “Have you ever checked your email or surfed the web when you should be playing with your children?” Yes, because I don’t hover over my children 24-7. Somehow I have managed to raise three kids with enough independence and common sense that they can survive ten seconds without my immediate and constant attention while playing in such death traps as a children’s museum or my friend’s back yard.

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By: CyniCAl http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549707 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:33:45 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549707 •Former drug consumer Barack Obama will (reportedly) finally grow a pair and “take steps to draw down the nation’s decades-long war on drugs if he wins a second term.”

omg, for reals? I am totally going to register to vote now!

On second thought, no I won’t.

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By: PersonFromPorlock http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549619 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:04:40 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549619 This enthusiasm for commodes over urinals usually lasts until the ladies discover that there are men in the world who don’t sit and don’t lift the seat either.

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By: Fremdfirma http://www.theagitator.com/2012/07/16/drew%e2%80%99s-collection-of-more-things-to-read-on-the-interwebs/comment-page-1/#comment-3549606 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:01:19 +0000 http://www.theagitator.com/?p=25571#comment-3549606 Umm, kant ?

They never did quite kill straight inc, they just renamed it, again.
Synanon-> The Seed-> Straight -> Drug Free America Foundation.
I guess cause it sounds less like an evil cult when they say it that way, but it’s still the same old game, still run by Mel and Betty Sembler, and still every bit as fulla crap as it always was.

And of course, Mel is really good buddies with Romney, used to be his money man till wind of where the money CAME FROM got around and Romney had to get him and Lichfield out of the spotlight in a hurry.

Not that I am any fan of Obama by a longshot, but if the War on (some) Drugs is gonna be a factor, know who you’re getting into bed with when it comes to Romney.

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