TAKING ACTION  3:19 pm February 11, 2010

Will Anyone Help These Poor Georgetown Students Celebrate Our Founding Fathers?

by Jim Newell

The young princes of George Town College are furious that the school has decided to cancel their upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday, to make up some of the nine-years-worth of snow days they’ve had recently. Thousands of members have signed up! It will be a Revolution! No longer will George Washington’s legacy (/luxury skiing vacations) be tarnished under their watch! [Facebook via NBC Washington]

 
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rambone February 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

They may take our lives, but they will never take our second tier holidays!

ManchuCandidate February 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Life must be rough for the little tinklers, er, students.

The universe will pay the little crybabies back when they enter the job market with their massive “skills” and “experience.” Note to students: Beer pong, while, fun, is not useful when working as a corporate drone.

Joshua Norton February 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

“Disgrace our Founding Fathers”. Suuuuure. That’s up there with “the dog ate my homework”. The Founding Fathers would have told you to get your ass back to class and read something. NOW!!

President Beeblebrox February 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Great idea! Because Facebook fan sites are incredibly effective in bringing about social change.

Hart88 February 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm

But daddy already paid for my trip to Park City!

SayItWithWookies February 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Our patriotic GU students should take this opportunity to honor George Washington’s brutal winter at Valley Forge by walking to class Monday in their bare feet, staining the quad with thousands of their bloody footprints. Or maybe they hate America — their choice.

JMP February 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm

The poor babies. Funny, both my undergrad and law school universities didn’t even give us off for President’s day; until now I had not realized how horribly deprived I was, or how this meant they hated America.

Terry February 11, 2010 at 3:38 pm

[re=511535]Hart88[/re]:

I was thinking they were heading to a sunny beach somewhere, but you’re right. It’s a ski trip.

Extemporanus February 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm

The times when you have seen only one set of bloody FreedomprintsĀ® in the snow is when I carried you.

comicbookguy February 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

[re=511527]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Are you crazy? Beer pong is what gets me through mondays at the office! Learn beer pong kids, you’ll need it when you leave school and enter your mind numbing dead-end jobs.

jetjaguar February 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Can’t blame em’ for trying…

Come here a minute February 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm

These earnest young people were going to celebrate Our Founding Fathers as tradition dictates: buying discounted mattresses at Mattress Discounters Once-In-A-Lifetime Annual Presidents’ Day Sale.

RubberSoul February 11, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Those pansies get President’s Day off? No college/university I’ve ever attended/worked at got it off. I thought adults had to work and/or go to school on that day.

V572625694 February 11, 2010 at 3:57 pm

[re=511527]ManchuCandidate[/re]: What is it with Today’s Youth and their beer pong and sake-bombing? And their music? It’s just noise. Grow a haircut!

BigDupa February 11, 2010 at 3:58 pm
gurukalehuru February 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

Absolutely the easiest petition to get people to sign is the one that gives them a day off class. Refuse to sign and be marked as a nerd for life.

Joshua Norton February 11, 2010 at 4:00 pm

[re=511558]V572625694[/re]:

SAKE BOMB!!!!!11!

KAMPAI!

Advocatus_Diaboli February 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm

In my experiences with G-towners, making up a few missed classes really isn’t going to help that much.

yargisbargis February 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Now when I was a young whippersnapper, we NEVER got President’s Day off. WE have to walk 5 minutes in the freezing snow to get to class for days and days before we got our 2 week spring break.

qwerty42 February 11, 2010 at 4:07 pm

This is so sad. Who’s with me? We need to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters — our comrades — and fight the oppresive nazi jackbooted jesuitical seiu thugs!! to the barricades!!! For Freedom!!! And beer pong!!! and cheap drugs!!! and … well, whatever.

qwerty42 February 11, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Oh yeah, almost forgot:
Liberty at the Barricades

choinski February 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Lincoln was a founding father?

rambone February 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm

[re=511577]qwerty42[/re]: For boobies!!!

TGY February 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

[re=511600]rambone[/re]: For great justice boobies!

Also, for some reason I keep reading ‘Funding Fathers’.

WadISay February 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

It’s a classpoc-o-lips.

Berkeley Bear February 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm

My kids are getting the day off from school, but the public university I’m teaching at doesn’t take it off for whatever reason. Seeing as how the little shits (my students, not my kids) get nearly a month off between semesters as well as a full week at Thanksgiving and Spring Break, I’m not exactly crying a river for them.

One Yield Regular February 11, 2010 at 4:38 pm

[re=511597]choinski[/re]: Yes, him and Washington and Ronald Reagan and whoever else is on Mt. Rushmore.

Barcode of the Apocalypse February 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I thought they didn’t have to leave D.C. to take a skiing vacation!

Flanders February 11, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Nevah forget!

Job Description:

I am a Georgetown undergrad student and part time employee in the financial services industry. I am looking for someone to take care some of my everyday tasks for 1 hr a day, 5 hrs/ week, $12/hr. I live on campus which would make things very easy convenient for a Georgetown student. The normal pay per week will be $60 ($300/month), even though on occasion it will be possible to work additional hours and/or receive bonuses at my discretion.

The schedule is completely flexible because I do not need to be around when you do the work. You can even spread it out over the course of the day. As my PA you will receive an email once a day by 9:00 am with a task list for that day and a time estimate for each task. Important tasks will be bolded on the list and must be done that day (even though everything on the list should theoretically be finished on a daily basis). At the end of the day you will send me an email telling me what tasks are incomplete or that all tasks have been completed.

Tasks such as doing laundry that involve a lot of waiting around (time when you could be doing other tasks or doing your own stuff) will be counted for the approximate amount of time it would take to do the labor involved. For instance, laundry will be counted for half an hour even though a laundry cycle takes 1.5 hrs to complete.

Job Requirements:

PA example tasks -Organize closet -make bed -Drop off / pick up dry cleaning -Drop me off / pick me up from work -Do laundry -Fill up gas tank -bring car for servicing -schedule appointment for haircut -Pay parking tickets -manage electronic accounts -shopping and running errands -other random tasks.

Preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable with city driving (car will be provided) and who are available when I need to be picked up and dropped off for work. Preference will also be given to Georgetown undergrads for convenience.

Available Openings: 1

Hours: 3.0 to 7.0 hours per week

Compensation: $10.00/hour to $12.00/hour, Occasional Bonuses

Start Date: Immediately

End Date: End of School Year

Time Frame: Academic Year

thejesusandmarycheney February 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

So is Georgetown off today? Why do they love the ayatollah??

Patton February 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm

As a student who a) has had no snow whatsoever, and b) has classes on Monday anyway, I’ve got two words for these poor wretches at Georgetown: Blow me.

slappypaddy February 11, 2010 at 4:56 pm

what a bunch of pampered wussies. they’d snap like dry twigs under any real pressure. send them home to their mamas.

Tommmcatt February 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Oh for Christ’s sake just cut class like eveyboy else!

Blue_in_VA February 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm

[re=511643]Flanders[/re]: I was hoping somebody would remember.

thesheriffisnear February 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I think they should be more worried about parlaying a Bachelors in Medieval Studies into gainful employment.

DangerousLiberal February 11, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Hmm. Georgetown, you say?

Figures…. Maybe they can all get their personal lackeys to go to class for them. After all, they’re writing all the papers.

AnnieGetYourFun February 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

[re=511643]Flanders[/re]: I still can’t believe that someone would think it’s faster/more efficient/worth paying to have someone else book their haircuts.

Keram2 February 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Dear Georgetown. Shut up you disingenuous bastards.

Wonderman February 11, 2010 at 7:36 pm

Dear Students:

Life is tough. Suck it.

That’ll be 45,000 dollars pleez.

chaste everywhere February 11, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Our original Floundring Farmer, King George the Washerwoman, coulda tossed any of these pikers across the Potomac with one hand behind his back.

[re=511543]Extemporanus[/re]: You’re TERRIBLE. You mean that wasn’t God carrying me all those times?

S0C7 February 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

“Oh rotten damnation all! I was SO looking forwood to seeing the whole gang! Kipington Assington, Blair Corporaton, and dear dear Sally Worthmorewood. Sally SO needed a rousing rush down the slopes. The spik help daddy sent to clean her condo up and died at the wurst possible time! Selfish bitch. Oh well, these setbacks build character they say.”

Mr Blifil February 11, 2010 at 11:45 pm

I thought it was the owning of all the slaves that disgraced the memory of the founding farters.

Captain Swing February 12, 2010 at 6:15 am

Given how highly the Founding Fathers valued scholarship, it’s these peckerheads who are a disgrace to their legacy. It’s not hard to imagine Presidents Washington, Adams, Jefferson & Co. looking down from the sky, shaking their heads and wondering why they bothered.

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