Shake It Off…Georgia Tech Style

As if there aren’t already enough reasons to LOVE  the smartest public university in the country, here’s one more for you…

Shake It Off Georgia Tech was produced by GTWreckless. It’s a yellow-jackets-inspired lyrical adaptation of Taylor Swift’s mega-hit featuring Georgia Tech senior Maggie Bridges (a.k.a Miss Georgia 2014) and the Georgia Tech all-male a cappella group, SympVibes.

From the YouTube video description:

Georgia Tech students are criticized a lot by non-Georgia Tech students and themselves. We are told that we don’t know how to have fun, we study too much, or we’re just simply a bunch of nerds. Who cares what people say? As Georgia Tech students, we are going to make a difference in this world; And yes, we are nerds. Don’t change who you are to conform to what other people want from you. Remember who you are because you are awesome. Just shake it off Georgia Tech.

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Word of the Day: gruber

A new word has cemented itself into American-English vernacular. The word is…

gruber  (grü ber)

noun    

  1. something intended to deceive or defraud;
  2. an arrogant liar

verb    

  1. to perpetuate a deception or hoax; to hoodwink

Synonyms: fraud, fake, Nancy Pelosi

Examples:

  • Only now has the whole story of the fantastic Obamacare gruber been disclosed.

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Net Neutrality? Really?

The first time I heard the phrase “net neutrality” was in this Daily Caller article: Comcast, Time-Warner Tank After Obama Announces Net Neutrality Support. Normally “net neutrality” would sound like nails on a chalkboard to me. It’s a little too PC for my taste, but I confess when I first read that net neutrality means reclassifying ISPs as utilities, I thought it actually could be a good thing for broadband customers because…

Remember this?

 

Haven’t we all had similar experiences with our ISPs? Seriously, does anybody like Comcast? Or AT&T? Or Time-Warner? I know I don’t and, products and services aside, it always makes me wonder how these companies manage to stay in business with such egregious report cards when it comes to customer service.

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Keep Away from Wackadoodles

Have you seen this? It’s a one minute and 57 second video produced by Hollaback! a non-profit organization dedicated to stomping out traumatic “street harassment” committed against women. ISIS is running around beheading people and the U.S. currently has the largest number of Ebola cases in the world outside of West Africa and terrorists are entering our country via the unsecured Mexican border, but apparently what keeps the folks over at Hollaback! awake a night is the impending threat presented by guys whistling at cute girls. Scary, I know.

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You Say White House Ebola Response Coordinator. I Say Ebola Czar

You say toe-may-toe. I say toe-mah-toe. You say White House Ebola Response Coordinator. I say Ebola Czar. Either way, President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain has as been a bit of an enigma for most Americans.

I mean, wouldn’t it make more sense to pick someone, say, with an infectious disease or public health background? Or at least some sort of medical doctor? But “he’s strong. He’s very tough,” said CNN political analyst David Gergen. “It’s important in this job to be a coordinator; you have to knock heads together. He’s tough enough to do that.” Okay… now I get it. POTUS was looking for someone to arm wrestle ebola, not actually coordinate the government’s response to the deadly virus. Ron Klain… you da man!

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Democalypse 2014

Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat…

“Last week the people who wanted to delay Obamacare were called legislative arsonists and terrorists who were holding the country hostage. This week they’re called Democrats.”

Comment from txhsmom on October 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM

…and there’s more.

You know it’s bad when Jon Stewart accuses liberals of hypocrisy.

Pregnant? At my age?

Originally published August 22, 2014.

Every once in a while one of those astonishingly incredulous I-didn’t-know-I-was-pregnant-till-I-gave-birth stories hits the headlines. You know the kind of story I’m talking about. The kind, for example, in which some woman suffers with agonizing abdominal pain and everyone around her is convinced her appendix is on the verge of exploding so she rushes to the emergency room only to be discharged 48 hours later with a fully in-tact, healthy appendix and a two-day old infant. Call me a skeptic, but I find it humanly impossible for a person to be pregnant for three whole trimesters and not know it.

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Just Say No to Hillary Clinton

Originally published July 13, 2014.

For the record, there is no war on women being waged in the United States of America, but if there was, I’d rather have Joni Ernst fighting for me than Hillary Clinton. Almost makes me want to move to Iowa.

 

JUST SAY NO to radical liberal feminist ideology. JUST SAY NO to Hillary 2016.

Extra Credit for Hairy Armpits

Originally published July 9, 2014.

No, I’m not making this up.
Coeds with hairy armpitsCoeds at Arizona State University get extra credit for having hairy armpits. Seriously. Associate Professor of women’s and gender studies, Breanne Fahs, offers female students extra credit if they agree not to shave their body hair – as in armpits, legs and bikini areas – for the entire semester.

floculantI imagine it’s worth it when you consider those bonus points have the potential to raise a flailing student’s grade from a D to a C or C to a B or if you end up as flocculent as this chick, from a B to a BO (sorry). Anyway I can’t help but wonder about eyebrows and upper lips. I mean is only shaving taboo or are plucking, waxing and chemical depilatories prohibited too?

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Book Review: Burning Gold

Burning Gold CoverBurning Gold by Clea Calloway chronicles the emotional conflicts suffered by Jenni Ann Gold Cagle. Jenni Ann is a likable twenty-something artist traumatized by the heinous, random act of violence that claimed the lives of her mother, father and beloved baby sister, Abby.

The story begins immediately following the tragedy as sixteen year-old Jenni Ann is adopted into the family of her maternal Aunt Lyn and Uncle Charles Bennet. In spite of her aunt’s and uncle’s love and commitment to helping her heal, Jenni Ann’s nagging conscience never ceases. She believes her recklessness and neglect on The Night makes her responsible for the murder of her family. Jenni Ann refuses her aunt’s repeated attempts to get her into counseling and instead turns to drugs and sexual promiscuity to numb the unbearable pain of guilt and grief.

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