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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:35 PM

One of my students (engineering class) revealed himself today

with two tirades against Obama. One where Obama stole part of the $300 billion that went missing from the $700 billion bailout and another about having to protect himself against Obama.

My initial reaction was of course anger but my second thought was the way Ace Ventura says it so well: "Loo-hoo-zzzz-her!"

I suggested we drop politics and focus on governors (that is: engine governors). He then joked "All governors should be republicans!". Nobody laughed.

Sometimes it's hard not to gloat.

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Reply One of my students (engineering class) revealed himself today (Original post)
Turbineguy Nov 2012 OP
Ian David Nov 2012 #1
Recursion Nov 2012 #2
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #4
The Wizard Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #6
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #7
JackN415 Nov 2012 #8
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #10
Initech Nov 2012 #9
RagAss Nov 2012 #11

Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. Send him for a psych referral before he goes all Loughner. n/t

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:41 PM

2. Governors! The absolute coolest part of engineering

Maxwell's "On Governors" is just as important as his Treatise on Electromagnetism, IMO. Control Theory was the best class I ever had.

Completely off topic, but still.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:45 PM

4. Yes!

Dont get me started either!

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:43 PM

3. Subject him to

convulsive electric shock therapy.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. (ahem) One word: Testicles.

 

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:06 PM

5. Yeah, but governors shouldn't restrict semi's to 67 mph. That's too slow.

 

There's an old saying about mopeds - they go fast enough to get into trouble but not fast enough to get out of it. The same is true for semi's. Sometimes they really do need that extra speed to make traffic flow smoothly. Morons who don't know trucks have them get pissed off and do stupid shit out of road rage.

As for his joke, I'm welcome to give him Corbett. He can keep him. Free! Just like a kitten, except not cute and cuddly.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:17 PM

7. I hope that your engineering student ...

understands that small government results in small demand for American engineers. Where, praytell does he plan to work that doesn't get/depend on government contracts for its very survival?

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:20 PM

8. can't you ask him to leave the class? He can throw such tirade all he wants in public place

 

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Response to JackN415 (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:51 PM

10. Not really.

I'm going to approach it like this: Engineering is based on science and critical thought. If you base it on politics you get what happened in the Soviet Union, Chernobyl.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:23 PM

9. I swear these morons really do live on another plane of existence.

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Response to Turbineguy (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:51 PM

11. Get the behavior on record. He might snap and you don't want that on your head.

Seriously.

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