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New Rutgers Course: How To Mind Your Own Business 101

New Rutgers Course: How To Mind Your Own Business 101

Don’t spy on the labels on wine bottles ordered by people at tables near you, because it’s none of your business.

Don’t then look up the price on the wine list, because it’s none of your business.

Don’t then calculate how long a family of four could live on the cost of the bottles of wine, because it’s none of your business.

Don’t then confront the people at the table, because it’s none of your business.

Don’t then run to TPM with the “story,” because it’s none of your business.

Instead of teaching a class at Rutgers called “Love and Money” about how students should handle their finances, you should create a class called “How To Mind Your Own Business 101,” and instead of teaching the class, you should take it …

because how other people spend their money is none of your business.

Update:  I wonder how many families of four could live on the $80,000 donated to fund the Love and Money course, and for how long.   I bet I know someone who could calculate that for us.


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Well that’s the root problem with liberalism isn’t it? They can’t mind their own business, because everything is their business. Every little detail of everyone’s lives. The Personal is Political, doncha’know, and our liberal Commissars are filled with Righteous Fire.

I wonder how many families of four would be better off by paying lower property taxes if elite universities payed taxes on all of that tax exempt land that they hoard.

Liberals are busy bodies.

They fear so called Conservative Christians telling them what to do with their bodies but have no qualms about telling others what they can or cannot do with their property, their money, their family or their beliefs.

Matthew 7:3:
“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

There are too many examples of this to repeat yet they refuse to see how intrusive their utopian idiocy has become.

I was inspired by my previous thought. Perhaps we should start taxing all non profits. Nobody has a problem with taxing the roof over my head, the walls that keep me warm and dry, the very walls I would die without the protection of; so why should I care if private universities and planned parenthood clinics have to pay taxes on their property and revenue.

By being a politician I think Ryan opens himself up to this kind of criticism. While I don’t think it was wrong of him to do whatever he wants with his money, I also do think it was wrong of her to have an opinion about that action and express it to him, a free society requires we tolerate both. Now if she was advocating legislation to control how he spent his money, that would be a different story.

the second do is supposed to be a don’t*

LukeHandCool | July 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

At what lowly evolutionary stage of development would performance art now be without the tour de force performances of so many lefty indignant savants?

LukeHandCool (who is cheered by personal good news and who will enjoy a couple of bottles of ridiculously expensive, at about $12 a bottle, Belgian Trappist ales with dinner tonight … with the curtains closed to thwart any curious lefty economists who might be passing by).

How can one be a good mudslinger if one minds one’s own business?

DINORightMarie | July 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I haven’t laughed so hard in a long, long time! Since November, 2008, probably! 😉

Thanks. What a twit. Go Paul Ryan!!!

1. Who do you think you are, William A. Jacobson, to criticize a high achiever like Feinberg?

a. She shot up the academic ladder, spending only ten years as an assistant professor.

b. Before that she shot up the corporate ladder, moving from intern to account executive.

2. And what’s your problem with the multidisciplinary BS material she is teaching? Next you’ll be saying that this is fluff which doesn’t warrant college credit.

Perhaps Paul Ryan should have asked her what she does for a living and when she said she was a university professer he should have told her that he was currently working on a bill that would lower the salary of university professors who taught such useless courses as she does since she obviously made too much money as exhibited by her ability to eat in a restraurant that sold $350.00 bottles of wine.

You see, this rude woman exhibits the left in all its beauty. She is the kind that is afraid of guns, would never own one, but will try to make sure you can’t own one; will drive a rice burner or an electric car (thinking that the electricity is cheaper than gas never having it dawn on her were electricity comes from) but will demand you lose your right to drive a Ford F-250; will insist that Congressmen live like paupers because of some radical notion she has that she (a professor) is so much better than a mere Congressman and she EARNS her money; who will rudely interrupt someone else’s dinner to spout off her liberal mantra, but never thought of taking $25K a year less for what she does, or better yet, giving $25K of her annual salary to some poor family she doesn’t know and will never help.

Perhaps she should teach a course in hypocracy; she has it down pat.

Juba Doobai! | July 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Nosy bitch! She reminds me of the first Alice (?) in Bewitched.

These Communists are damned unhappy people. She went out to celebrate her birthday (did her man buy her a glass of coke rather than a whole bottle of it?) and was so miserable that she decided to make Ryan’s life miserable. What a bloody awful woman. Despicable!

Juba Doobai! | July 9, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Somebody ought to track this Nosy Parker and take pictures of her anytime she engages in any activity where she spends more than $20.

@Juba Doobai, that’s the “Gladys Kravitz Syndrone” (from Bewitched TV show, back in the day). That was one nosy neighbor. Currently, they use this ‘Gladys Kravitz syndrone” title to ‘FaceBookers’ who go snooping on other people’s info.
I was gonna send Susan Feinberg ‘Crappy Birthday’ wishes, but thought better of it.

If Ryan doesn’t want to be made fun of when he acts like a plutocrat, he shouldn’t propose budgets that are absolute economic fantasy which tear up the social safety net and destroy Medicare in order to lower taxes by a trillion dollars.

If a liberal had acted in a similar cartoonish fashion (which would be, what, outlawing carbon emissions and then having his vegetable-oil van break down?) y’all would be howling like hyenas.

    You always this much of a parody?

    retire05 in reply to I. Stone. | July 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Perhaps Ryan should act like Michelle Antoinette who takes trips to Africa and hauls her extended family (mother, cousin and nephews) along on the taxpayer dime. Or maybe Obama can quit campaigning on the taxpayer dime, flying around making “official” stops as he journeys to some city to attend $35,000/plate dinners for his campaign coffer’s benefit, or maybe, just maybe, Obama who is worth millions can show us how that how that whole “shared sacrifice” thing works as he serves the Chinese at a state dinner $300 bottles of wine. Maybe the next time Michelle Antoinette is telling us how to eat healthy, she can start with her husband who seems to be caught on camera shoving a hotdog or hamburger down his gullet with regularity.

      You forgot the NY Date night.

      Or setting records for the number of parties in the White House.

      Heck, even just turn down the heat in the Oval Office so they’re not making orchid jokes in the winter….

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Juba Doobai! | July 10, 2011 at 12:12 am

gs | July 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm, thanks for posting the link to her cv, gs. On the basis of three measly years in business, she’s qualified to teach people’s kids? She’s just another Obama clone with little real world experience and a lot of book ideas. Love & Money?!?!

Tom-Pa, thanks for the name Gladys Kravitz.

    I’m glad you found the link useful and I agree with your overall assessment of Feinberg, but note, to be fair, that she has a PhD from Minnesota.

Bill, I’ve got to say I get extremely depressed whenever I read comments on sites like TPM. The **overwhelming** majority of those commenters (and there sure are a lot of them reading Marshall’s crap) are of like mind as this busybody “professor” who is rotting fruit, a product of the obviously liberally-biased academy. Why depressing? These clowns are all going to be obama voters next year. And while I and no one here, with possible exception of Istone above, will be casting their vote that way, I just don’t see the strength of any conservative in a head-to-head matchup next Nov. I sure wish Ryan or Christie would run. I want a series of visceral debates wherein the clown-in-chief is revealed to be the piss-poor “leader” he actually is. I want a conservative and not a RINO. Despite 9.2% unemployment, gas prices rising (again), a complete disaster of foreign policy, Holder’s out of control DoJ, broken promises, etc, etc, I think this country will reelect this SOB. God help us if that happens.

Unfortunately, the behavior of this officious meddler and her chest-puffing hubby is somewhat par for the course for a few of the larboard-leaners at the little red schoolhouse. However, over the years it has more often been the leftie scolds in the law school who have carried most of that water, so it may be significant that one of the Business School faculty has chosen to begin publicly sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong.

She does not live in or anywhere near New Brunswick, NJ, a fact which we know from her because she has also taken up the thankless public task of telling everyone how to go about being an “extreme computer” . . . you know, one of those folks who so needlessly contribute to the problems of global warming and climate change by commuting over two hundred miles a few days a week from Washington, D.C. in order to teach her Rutgers course in how to properly budget one’s resources?

“Learn to schedule your time more efficiently since long commutes will limit when you can run errands,” says extreme commuter Susan Feinberg, an associate professor at Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick, N.J. She lives 200 miles away in Washington and takes a train back and forth a couple of days each week.

Ye, yes, time is money! Husband your resources to maximize your “errand running” capacity, and all that.

But, giving in to the occasional need to go out of your way to be rude to a Republican in a restaurant, and in an entirely unsolicited manner? Priceless!


They fear so called Conservative Christians telling them what to do with their bodies but have no qualms about telling others what they can or cannot do with their property, their money, their family or their beliefs.

The huge difference is that the feared “CC”s only want to persuade with speech about moral behavior, the Leftists want the power of law to force people to obey their belief system. Energy Sec. Steven Chu has this to say about banning incandescent lightbulbs and forcing people to buy CFLs

We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money.

    Awing1 in reply to darleenclick. | July 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Three words; drugs, gambling, sex.

    I happen to be partial to the second one, although I might also argue my preferred game, poker, is much more skill than luck. I believe it was a pastor who testified before the house financial services committee a few years back on why I’m not responsible enough to gamble online (it’s because his adult offspring robbed a bank after losing thousands on online gambling, apparently he never heard what Willie Wonka has to say about who’s to blame).

    VetHusbandFather in reply to darleenclick. | July 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

    This is off topic but… I hope Steven Chu has some dimmer switches in his house, maybe in a home cinema room or something. And I’d like him to put some CFL’s in there and see how it goes.

All of the professors at Duke University will probably write a letter agreeing with this lamebrain from Rutgers.