Indoctrination 101

I’ve often said that if I have kids, they won’t go to a government school. Kids today are hit with Socialist propaganda everywhere. At the very least, I can insure that they receive an education that balances all the nonsense they’re going to get from the rest of the world. (Also, government schools do not teach necessary skills like critical thinking and decision making. And often they teach according to their particular political ideology and not according to the books. Anyway.)

William Staneski over at the American Thinker wrote an article that perfectly illustrates why I remain so resolute in that decision.

And yeah, the father of those future kids had better agree; it’s not something on which I’m willing to compromise. The number of kids, discipline methods, and many other parental decisions are up for negotiation. Education is not. Frankly, if my future husband (assuming I have one someday) and I can’t afford private schooling or home schooling, then I don’t want kids. I firmly believe that if you can’t raise your children properly, it’s better not to have them. We have enough screwed up, uneducated, backward-thinking people in the world as it is. I refuse to contribute to the problem.

Oh sure, it’s possible to do everything right in the parental playbook and still end up with a messed up child. But knowing from the get go that you’re going to do things wrong? It’d be kinder to let the kid run with scissors or play with your loaded gun.

I’ll get off my soap box now.

[Via Cranky-D.]


Job Fair Prep


So. There is a job fair tomorrow for engineering/technical types. At least, there’s a web site that promises a job fair. I’ve been trying to contact them all day, and I haven’t been able to catch anyone in the office. I have a question for them: what companies will be at the fair? Most job/career fair organizers list this information on their website. But not this one. And I need to know who will be there so I can be prepared for that specific company/industry.

So I’ve prepared as best I can. I’ve polished my general resume. I’ve shined my shoes. I’ve pressed my clothes. I’ve selected tasteful, but not trendy or expensive, jewelry. And I’m printing about 20 resumes. I’m thinking about printing 20 more.

It irks me that I can’t prepare specific resumes for each company at the fair. I’d like to be able to target my resume for that specific company. But no. This stupid company doesn’t have a list of the exhibitors on their website.  Did I say AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!?!!! Let me say it again.


I hate interviews. Sigh.

UPDATE 4:37PM: So I finally got in touch with the people from the job fair organization. There will be 13 companies there… and not one of them are engineering firms. Only two of them are not security related. So of the 13, I can’t apply for jobs at 11 of them because I don’t have security clearance. Shit.

And the other two? One is an insurance firm and the other is a satellite TV service provider. I’ve been to their websites and they aren’t looking for civil engineers. They’re looking for people with project management experience in things like transmission towers and satellite service problems. Neither of which is anywhere near my field of engineering.