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vailpass
07-26-2011, 11:16 AM
well, judging from your avatar, i would guess that u of iowa is a good school...

isn't that where jenson goes to school?

U of I is a solid law school. Not elite but solid.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 01:53 PM
awwwww...ROFL

it must be brutal being you.

You have no idea.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Wow, your butthurt knows no bounds it appears. Nice to know that anyone with a job and responsibility should not be on a message board. I am sure the rest of CP great appreciates that enlightened opinion.

Just my opinion!

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 01:57 PM
No wonder Jenson's flunking out of law school.

I really wish the school would inform me of this instead of you.

Frankie
07-26-2011, 02:15 PM
I really wish the school would inform me of this instead of you.

ROFL

Righties pulling things out of their ass and presenting them as truth?! How can it be?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:17 PM
I told vailpass that my grades weren't all that great, and so naturally to him, that means I'm flunking out. In vailpass' world, flunking out is just something that is the normal endgame.

I've never met anyone who is as obsessed with my being a law student as vailpass. It has now exceeded my mom's interest.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 02:29 PM
U of I is a solid law school. Not elite but solid.

Well, they are #1 or in the top 5 for Creative Writing especially their Writer's Workshop. ( BU and FSU are two others for that.)

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:33 PM
I will admit that sometimes that great sin of pride overwhelms me. I have worked pretty hard in building up my life, and in some ways, it is paying off. I didn't get to a top 30 law school because my parents are rich (they are not), or because I am brilliant (I am not), but because I worked harder than others did and did the right things.

If I died tomorrow, people would have to say that I lived a pretty full life in my 23 years, and I'm glad for that.

So, this pride of mine can sometimes get hot when I'm dealing with people who think they're better than me for whatever reason, but can't hold down a job or for some reason or other are completely expendable and professionally insignificant, can't raise a kid, can't put together three sentences to form a logically valid thought, amuse themselves by making racist overtones, don't know anything about the Crusades (or other historical events) when they are using them to prove a point.

It's not that it pisses me off, it's just that it's easy and somewhat comforting. It's a real character flaw, a sin, and it's something I hope will even out as I mature.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 02:34 PM
University of Iowa is also listed as a public Ivy—a flagship state-funded university.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:38 PM
Well, they are #1 or in the top 5 for Creative Writing especially their Writer's Workshop. ( BU and FSU are two others for that.)

They are indeed. Although I'm not really affiliated with that program at all, it is pretty remarkable as far as the talent that has been involved in that program.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:40 PM
I really wish the school would inform me of this instead of you.

forgive me, I thought at one point you had shared you weren't doing as well in school as you would like and I was busting your balls on that. Perhaps I am mistaken. Though I doubt it.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:41 PM
Well, they are #1 or in the top 5 for Creative Writing especially their Writer's Workshop. ( BU and FSU are two others for that.)

Writer's Workshop is without peer. Vonnegut FTW.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 02:41 PM
They are indeed. Although I'm not really affiliated with that program at all, it is pretty remarkable as far as the talent that has been involved in that program.

Yes it is. Nearly had my daughter apply to UI for CW, but FSU is cheaper as a resident and near the top ( top 5) as well with Pulitzer Prize winners and one of the top film schools in the country for her minor. UI is an excellent university.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:44 PM
I will admit that sometimes that great sin of pride overwhelms me. I have worked pretty hard in building up my life, and in some ways, it is paying off. I didn't get to a top 30 law school because my parents are rich (they are not), or because I am brilliant (I am not), but because I worked harder than others did and did the right things.

If I died tomorrow, people would have to say that I lived a pretty full life in my 23 years, and I'm glad for that.

So, this pride of mine can sometimes get hot when I'm dealing with people who think they're better than me for whatever reason, but can't hold down a job or for some reason or other are completely expendable and professionally insignificant, can't raise a kid, can't put together three sentences to form a logically valid thought, amuse themselves by making racist overtones, don't know anything about the Crusades (or other historical events) when they are using them to prove a point.

It's not that it pisses me off, it's just that it's easy and somewhat comforting. It's a real character flaw, a sin, and it's something I hope will even out as I mature.

LMAO Stop acting like you cured cancer. There are around 140,000 law students in the country. You are one insecure kid.

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:45 PM
I will admit that sometimes that great sin of pride overwhelms me. I have worked pretty hard in building up my life, and in some ways, it is paying off. I didn't get to a top 30 law school because my parents are rich (they are not), or because I am brilliant (I am not), but because I worked harder than others did and did the right things.

If I died tomorrow, people would have to say that I lived a pretty full life in my 23 years, and I'm glad for that.

So, this pride of mine can sometimes get hot when I'm dealing with people who think they're better than me for whatever reason, but can't hold down a job or for some reason or other are completely expendable and professionally insignificant, can't raise a kid, can't put together three sentences to form a logically valid thought, amuse themselves by making racist overtones, don't know anything about the Crusades (or other historical events) when they are using them to prove a point.

It's not that it pisses me off, it's just that it's easy and somewhat comforting. It's a real character flaw, a sin, and it's something I hope will even out as I mature.

Pride is a sin? Holy shit. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Catholic.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:48 PM
LMAO Stop acting like you cured cancer. There are around 140,000 law students in the country. You are one insecure kid.

Oh, I'm not talking only about getting into a good law school. I'm just talking about my life in general. But thank you for trying to help me with this significant problem.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 02:48 PM
Pride is a sin? Holy shit. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Catholic.

One of the seven deadly, really is a vice, which I happen to agree with because it can lead to the other sins—those considered sins by others.

mnchiefsguy
07-26-2011, 02:49 PM
Pride is a sin? Holy shit. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Catholic.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (NIV)

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:50 PM
Oh, I'm not talking only about getting into a good law school. I'm just talking about my life in general.

LMAO

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:50 PM
One of the seven deadly, really is a vice, which I happen to agree with because it can lead to the other sins—those considered sins by others.

Meh.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 02:51 PM
Meh.

Protestor.

RedNeckRaider
07-26-2011, 02:51 PM
LMAO Stop acting like you cured cancer. There are around 140,000 law students in the country. You are one insecure kid.

The kid is full of himself LMAO

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:52 PM
You are one insecure kid.

Now this might be true, but it's important to me to point out that I'm the best insecure kid around. At least in my hometown.

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:53 PM
Now this might be true, but it's important to me to point out that I'm the best insecure kid around. At least in my hometown.

Sinner.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:53 PM
Pride is a sin? Holy shit. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Catholic.

I'm required by Canon Law Volume III, Book VI, Chapter 8, Section 1.321 to say that it doesn't matter whether you consider yourself a Catholic or not for it to still be a sin.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Now this might be true, but it's important to me to point out that I'm the best insecure kid around. At least in my hometown.

It's almost 4:00 where you are. Walk away from the intertubes and go hit happy hour.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:54 PM
Sinner.

Have you ever read Brideshead Revisited?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:55 PM
Pride is a sin? Holy shit. I guess it's a good thing I'm not Catholic.

It's not so bad. We get to drink and smoke and gamble.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:55 PM
It's almost 4:00 where you are. Walk away from the intertubes and go hit happy hour.

No thanks. I'm looking up breaches of unilateral contracts of employment in Iowa.

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:56 PM
I'm required by Canon Law Volume III, Book VI, Chapter 8, Section 1.321 to say that it doesn't matter whether you consider yourself a Catholic or not for it to still be a sin.

Okay. My book requires me to tell you that your book means nothing to me.

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:56 PM
Have you ever read Brideshead Revisited?

No.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:57 PM
Okay. My book requires me to tell you that your book means nothing to me.

Section 12.342: It means everything, whether you realize it or not.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 02:58 PM
No.

Do you know what it's about?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 02:58 PM
Have you ever read Brideshead Revisited?

Let me guess: you identify with Anthony?

Donger
07-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Section 12.342: It means everything, whether you realize it or not.

LMAO

What makes you think you know what everything means, Jenson? Especially for someone else?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Do you know what it's about?

No.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Let me guess: you identify with Anthony?

Why would you guess Anthony?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
LMAO

What makes you think you know what everything means, Jenson? Especially for someone else?

He's 23 and socially awkward. You should listen to him!

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:01 PM
LMAO

What makes you think you know what everything means, Jenson? Especially for someone else?

Hey, I just follow the rules, I don't make them.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:01 PM
Why would you guess Anthony?

Wasn't Anthony the flaming gay guy? It's a joke. God lighten up kid.

Let me guess, you identify with Sebastian and his Catholic angst?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
No.

Have you heard of it before?

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
No.

Hey, listen up it might help with the Italian wife if she get's uppity. :p Then again I am assuming she was raised RC.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Hey, I just follow the rules, I don't make them.

I'm happy that your religion offers you some comfort and apparently fills a void that you have in your life, but you need to realize that not everyone will take kindly to people like you trying to insert your beliefs into their lives.

It has been attempted many times upon me, and it has never ended well.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Wasn't Anthony the flaming gay guy? It's a joke. God lighten up kid.

Let me guess, you identify with Sebastian and his Catholic angst?

Nope, not Sebastian. There is someone though.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:05 PM
Hey, listen up it might help with the Italian wife if she get's uppity. :p Then again I am assuming she was raised RC.

Yes, until she figured out that her folks were rather poor Catholics.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:05 PM
Have you heard of it before?

Yes.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm happy that your religion offers you some comfort and apparently fills a void that you have in your life, but you need to realize that not everyone will take kindly to people like you trying to insert your beliefs into their lives.

It has been attempted many times upon me, and it has never ended well.

He was inserting his beliefs into your life? Where? I thought he was just asking you if you knew what it meant.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm happy that your religion offers you some comfort and apparently fills a void that you have in your life, but you need to realize that not everyone will take kindly to people like you trying to insert your beliefs into their lives.

It has been attempted many times upon me, and it has never ended well.

You think I'm trying to persuade you into Catholicism? That's weird. I have no such goal. I thought we were just having a conversation about it. No reason to be defensive.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Nope, not Sebastian. There is someone though.

Julia?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Yes.

Interesting. I figured you would have known more about its story and themes.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:08 PM
Julia?

Well done, vailpass. Do you remember why?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:09 PM
You think I'm trying to persuade you into Catholicism? That's weird. I have no such goal. I thought we were just having a conversation about it. No reason to be defensive.

No, I didn't think that and even if you tried, you would fail miserably.

I was responding to this: "It means everything, whether you realize it or not."

Do you not see the amazing arrogance in that?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:10 PM
Interesting. I figured you would have known more about its story and themes.

I've never been a fan of novels.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:10 PM
No, I didn't think that and even if you tried, you would fail miserably.

I was responding to this: "It means everything, whether you realize it or not."

Do you not see the amazing arrogance in that?

Yes, in a way, I do, absolutely.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
Yes, in a way, I do, absolutely.

Good.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
I've never been a fan of novels.

Why not? My grandma, a huge reader, has told me that same thing as well on more than one occasion.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Why not? My grandma, a huge reader, has told me that same thing as well on more than one occasion.

I prefer works of non-fiction.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:12 PM
Well done, vailpass. Do you remember why?

Because she chooses her faith over happiness?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:13 PM
Good.

Were you offended?

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 03:13 PM
I've never been a fan of novels.

What? I can't believe it with you being from Britain. Afterall, it is a nation of storytellers as well as merchants, even up to today with writers such as JK Rowling, Helen Fielding and Nick Hornby.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Because she chooses her faith over happiness?

No, certainly not; before that.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Were you offended?

No, more like a minor irritation.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:15 PM
I prefer works of non-fiction.

Has it always been that way, or has that preference developed over time?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:16 PM
No, certainly not; before that.

She jacked that guy off in the pond?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:16 PM
No, more like a minor irritation.

I'm glad you weren't offended.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:16 PM
Has it always been that way, or has that preference developed over time?

I've always preferred works of non-fiction.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:16 PM
She jacked that guy off in the pond?

LMAO

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:17 PM
She jacked that guy off in the pond?

No, after the pond incident. You have a good memory. Was this a recent reading?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:18 PM
I've always preferred works of non-fiction.

And WWII history at that, correct?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:18 PM
And WWII history at that, correct?

That's correct.

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 03:18 PM
And WWII history at that, correct?

Of course, over and over from the pov of the state of course. :evil:

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:20 PM
That's correct.

Have you ever read a non-fiction book that drew your attention the way Pillars of the Earth did?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:20 PM
No, after that. You have a good memory. Was this a recent reading?

High school. But my memory isn't as good as you might think, I'm not clear on why you might identiy with Julia. I remember she was intelligent and independent. What's your angle here?

BucEyedPea
07-26-2011, 03:20 PM
Have you ever read a non-fiction book that drew your attention the way Pillars of the Earth did?

Oh, I loved that as a miniseries.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Have you ever read a non-fiction book that drew your attention the way Pillars of the Earth did?

Not really, but I did use to enjoy Tom Clancy's and Clive Cussler's stories when I was younger and bored.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:22 PM
High school. But my memory isn't as good as you might think, I'm not clear on why you might identiy with Julia. I remember she was intelligent and independent. What's your angle here?

I'm impressed. But I don't just want to give it away, I'll just remind you that she wasn't always interested in her religion. There was a particular moment that awakened her to a new height of awareness.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:23 PM
I'm impressed. But I don't just want to give it away, I'll just remind you that she wasn't always interested in her religion. There was a particular moment that awakened her to a new height of awareness.

When the guy came on her?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Not really, but I did use to enjoy Tom Clancy's and Clive Cussler's stories when I was younger and bored.

Are you irritated by my questions?

go bowe
07-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Wasn't Anthony the flaming gay guy? It's a joke. God lighten up kid.

Let me guess, you identify with Sebastian and his Catholic angst?

are you thinking of anton?

aka kotter?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:23 PM
Are you irritated by my questions?

No.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:25 PM
No.

Do you teach WWII history?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Do you teach WWII history?

For a living? No.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:27 PM
For a living? No.

Was your father a soldier in WWII?

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Was your father a soldier in WWII?

No.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:30 PM
No.

What is it about WWII in particular that makes it so interesting for you to spend so much time studying it?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:31 PM
I'm impressed. But I don't just want to give it away, I'll just remind you that she wasn't always interested in her religion. There was a particular moment that awakened her to a new height of awareness.

Here affair with Charles? It is possible I have since drowned the brain cells that hold the answer to your question.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:32 PM
are you thinking of anton?

aka kotter?

LMAO I wasn't big boy but if you want to talk about it over a drink......

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:33 PM
What is it about WWII in particular that makes it so interesting for you to spend so much time studying it?

I don't spend much time studying it now. When I did, it was because it was one of the most massively influential and important periods in human history.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Here affair with Charles? It is possible I have since drowned the brain cells that hold the answer to your question.

Yes, and in particular, when Brideshead called her out on it. You may remember how she flipped out on him, but soon told Charles that the reason she was mad was really because he was right. Sin, sin, sin, her little sin, that she wore to dinner and walked around with all her life. She lived in sin.

Donger
07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Yes, and in particular, when Brideshead called her out on it. You may remember how she flipped out on him, but soon told Charles that the reason she was mad was really because he was right. Sin, sin, sin, her little sin, that she wore to dinner and walked around with all her life.

Is your Granny a Catholic?

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:37 PM
Is your Granny a Catholic?

My Catholic grandmother died when I was younger, unfortunately. I do have some great memories of her, though. My living grandmother is Lutheran.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:37 PM
Yes, and in particular, when Brideshead called her out on it. You may remember how she flipped out on him, but soon told Charles that the reason she was mad was really because he was right. Sin, sin, sin, her little sin, that she wore to dinner and walked around with all her life.

She was afraid of being happy or some such thing. I never liked how they portrayed Catholicism as a collar in that story.

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:39 PM
She was afraid of being happy or some such thing. I never liked how they portrayed Catholicism as a collar in that story.

What do you mean by that?

vailpass
07-26-2011, 03:42 PM
What do you mean by that?

How their religion was not a thing of faith so much as it was a thing of duty that was taken to such illogical extremes that it denied them happiness.

Frankie
07-26-2011, 03:43 PM
I've never met anyone who is as obsessed with my being a law student as vailpass. It has now exceeded my mom's interest.

Maybe he IS a mom.

Frankie
07-26-2011, 03:45 PM
LMAO Stop acting like you cured cancer. There are around 140,000 law students in the country. You are one insecure kid.

You are an ass. :rolleyes:

Frankie
07-26-2011, 03:47 PM
I will admit that sometimes that great sin of pride overwhelms me. I have worked pretty hard in building up my life, and in some ways, it is paying off. I didn't get to a top 30 law school because my parents are rich (they are not), or because I am brilliant (I am not), but because I worked harder than others did and did the right things.

If I died tomorrow, people would have to say that I lived a pretty full life in my 23 years, and I'm glad for that.

So, this pride of mine can sometimes get hot when I'm dealing with people who think they're better than me for whatever reason, but can't hold down a job or for some reason or other are completely expendable and professionally insignificant, can't raise a kid, can't put together three sentences to form a logically valid thought, amuse themselves by making racist overtones, don't know anything about the Crusades (or other historical events) when they are using them to prove a point.

It's not that it pisses me off, it's just that it's easy and somewhat comforting. It's a real character flaw, a sin, and it's something I hope will even out as I mature.

Good for you. :thumb:

Jenson71
07-26-2011, 03:48 PM
How their religion was not a thing of faith so much as it was a thing of duty that was taken to such illogical extremes that it denied them happiness.

Maybe if happiness is meant as something like intercourse in a pond with a paramour, yeah, it did seem to deny that happiness. But if happiness, in the sense of a good life, is understood as fulfilling righteous duties to God, others, and ourselves, the moral wouldn't really be advocating for the denial of that.

I think it's uncomfortable, though, the way Catholicism is displayed. But maybe part of Waugh's message was that religion shouldn't be too comfortable and pleasurable.

But for as famous as it is for being a book about Catholicism, it certainly doesn't make anyone run out their door and sign up to be a Eucharistic minister next Sunday.

Brock
07-26-2011, 03:57 PM
If I died tomorrow, people would have to say that I lived a pretty full life in my 23 years, and I'm glad for that.

lolwat

Pawnmower
07-26-2011, 04:14 PM
No, actually that statement could not be more incorrect.

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Jenson71
07-26-2011, 04:15 PM
lolwat

Oh yeah, definitely. I've already written my obituary, so they would have to say it. At least the paper would.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 04:30 PM
Maybe if happiness is meant as something like intercourse in a pond with a paramour, yeah, it did seem to deny that happiness. But if happiness, in the sense of a good life, is understood as fulfilling righteous duties to God, others, and ourselves, the moral wouldn't really be advocating for the denial of that.

I think it's uncomfortable, though, the way Catholicism is displayed. But maybe part of Waugh's message was that religion shouldn't be too comfortable and pleasurable.

But for as famous as it is for being a book about Catholicism, it certainly doesn't make anyone run out their door and sign up to be a Eucharistic minister next Sunday.

heh, that's no shit.

vailpass
07-26-2011, 04:30 PM
I like sheep ass. lambs

I'm sure it's a cultural thing.

Frankie
07-26-2011, 06:13 PM
I'm sure I'm an inbred.

I'm sure it's a family tradition.

Frankie
07-26-2011, 08:38 PM
Instant classic:

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nstygma
07-26-2011, 11:00 PM
Instant classic:

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LOL!

so do you think the pendulum of error that we call the media will now swing over to the ditch on the other side of the road?

vailpass
07-27-2011, 10:17 AM
Has Israel bombed Iran yet? Let's get this thing done for the benefit of every civilized man, woman, child and goat in the free world.

lucifer1306217
07-28-2011, 10:51 AM
An official complaint was made in Matthews' name against Senior Constable Paul Fogarty, the policeman who gave her the ticket. The complaint accused Fogarty of racism and of attempting to tear off her veil during their roadside encounter.

Unknown to Matthews, the encounter was recorded by a camera inside Fogarty's squad car. The video footage showed her aggressively berating a restrained Fogarty and did not support her claim that he tried to grab her veil before she reluctantly and angrily lifted it to show her face.

Matthews was sentenced in November to six months in jail for making a deliberately false statement to police.

But that conviction and sentence were quashed on appeal last month without her serving any time in jail because a judge was not convinced that it was Matthews who signed the false statutory declaration. The woman who signed the document had worn a burqa and a justice of the peace who witnessed the signing had not looked beneath the veil to confirm her identity.

Bernie, the civil libertarian, said the proposed law panders to public anger against Muslims that the case generated on talk radio and in tabloid newspapers, which itself is a symptom of the suspicion with which immigrants are viewed.

Muslims are among the fastest-growing minorities in Australia and mostly live in the two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne. There are many examples to suggest they are not entirely welcome.