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Frazier Pleased With Erin Henderson’s Performance In Increased Role

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 6, 2011 – 6:50 am

The Vikings identified Erin Henderson very early as the top candidate to fill the starting outside LB job vacated by Ben Leber’s departure via free agency, and Henderson has come through for the club by performing well through the season’s first 4 games.

Against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1, his first career NFL start, Henderson got to QB Philip Rivers and registered his first career sack; he also had 7 tackles. Last week in Kansas City, Henderson was 2nd on the defense with 9 tackles, which was also a career high for him. In total, Henderson has 20 tackles, 1.0 sack and 1 pass defensed through the first 4 games.

You can’t help but to be excited for Henderson as he progresses into an NFL starter. He originally made the Vikings roster as an undrafted free agent in 2009, became a steady contributor on special teams early in his career, and now is the team’s regular starter at outside LB. The latest significant step in Henderson’s development came last week, when he stepped into the role of a nickel LB in place of his brother, E.J. Henderson, who is dealing with a sore knee.

In the Vikings nickel package, one of the starting LBs is replaced by a DB. Up until last week, it was Erin Henderson who came off the field. But the Vikings wanted to reduce the amount of snaps E.J. played because of the sore knee, so they inserted Erin into the lineup. After watching film of Sunday’s game, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier sounded pleased with how Erin performed.

“I thought he did a good job, considering the amount of time he has had to play that position,” Frazier said. “He did a really good job for us and he should continue to improve. The health of EJ Henderson will determine how much more Erin will play in that role, but it was good to see him come out and really do a good job. It lets us know, that if things continue to go as they are with EJ, that we have a guy that can handle that position.”

As for E.J., it sounds like the Vikings plan to reduce his snaps last week is working so far. He was able to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday, whereas last week on Wednesday he was a non-participant.

“He was much better, to the point where we are going to let him do a few things [Wednesday],” Frazier said. “So that was encouraging; I think we did the right thing by taking some snaps off of him during that game.”

The Vikings also did the right thing by tabbing Erin Henderson as a starting outside LB.


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101 Responses to “Frazier Pleased With Erin Henderson’s Performance In Increased Role”

  1. By Rocksalt on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    As most fans know and gripe about on a regular basis, the Vikings could use a better offensive line. Especially with the grind-it-out, no-room-for-error style of offense they hope to win with.

    Looking at the past nine drafts, it’s little wonder the Vikings don’t have a dominant offensive line. The team has not chosen an offensive lineman in the first round since taking Bryant McKinnie seventh overall in 2002.

    That’s not to suggest the team should have taken an offensive lineman over Kevin Williams in 2003, Chad Greenway in 2006, Adrian Peterson in 2007 and Percy Harvin in 2009. Or that trading the first-round pick in 2008 for Jared Allen was a bad idea.

    No, this just points out that if you put the offensive line on the back burner long enough, there’s going to be issues on the field eventually. And eventually has been around the past couple years.

    Every other team in the NFC North has selected at least one offensive lineman in the first round since 2002. The Bears and Packers have done it twice. The Packers have done it in the past two drafts.

    In the past nine years, the Vikings have gone three entire drafts (2003, 2004 and 2007) without selecting an offensive lineman. They’ve taken only three in the second round. Two of them (Marcus Johnson in 2005 and Ryan Cook in 2006) are gone. One of them (Phil Loadholt) is starting.

    Overall, the Vikings have taken seven offensive linemen in the past nine drafts. Four of them were selected in the fifth round or lower. Two of them (DeMarcus Love and Brandon Fusco) were selected in the sixth round this year.

    Mark Craig
    MPLS STAR TRIBUNE

  2. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Coach Frazier must be excited! This doesn’t surprise me either. I have commented that positive news is better than the garbage of reality we have to endure on a day to day basis! Coach Frazier seems to be quite content with the performance of McNabb and Berrian as well which would almost make a person question anything positive he would have to say regarding any of the other Vikings crew. I am starting to look at Coach Frazier as being another Les Steckel, a Coach with lots of talent yet can’t find a way to win with them and that is if he uses that talent at all.

  3. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Rocksalt and Mark Craig,

    Yep, ignore an area for too long, and it comes back to bite ya!

    Thank you for the statistics.

    Selecting an offensive lineman high in the draft also
    says that the TEAM is more important than one or two superstars.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ol’ Bill Belichick may say that you should draft offensive linemen late in the draft, but his ACTIONS speak louder than words. The Pats just selected an Offensive Lineman in the first round this year.

  5. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikes Fan Forever,

    I just watched the sports channels again for the 1st time in almost a month.

    DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE !

    They want you to watch the show. They are not going to talk about Offensive Linemen or even Defensive Linemen.

    Why??? Because we enjoy watching the wide receivers, quarterbacks, and running backs.

    We enjoy hearing about the ALL POWERFUL COACHES.

    Brett Favre said it well in 2009-2010 when he said, “I usually have
    a great statistical day when my team wins.”

    That is why FOOTBALL is one of the greatest team sports of all time.
    IT TAKES A TEAM ! ! ! lol forever.

    McNabb is not the greatest QB in the NFL.

    We hope him to be in the top 15. Seriously.

    The receivers are not getting open.
    The offensive line is not blocking well consistently.
    McNabb is not making the good throws when he does have time.

    The defensive backs are not covering people consistently
    which causes the defensive line to look bad at times.

  6. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    frazier pleased ? FANS SAD

  7. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier pleased, Fans sad, Fans getting mad, Berrian very bad.

  8. By Justin F on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    What Rocksalt posted pretty much proves Spielman is a idiot for ignorine 1 important area too long.

  9. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If only our defense didn’t hemorrhage yards

  10. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings by 40.

  11. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Your right the Vikes will probably lose by 40

  12. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Yep, you are correct when you said ” it is your right” to predict a win by 40. If you meant to say, you’re right (you are) then you are wrong. Get it right.

  13. By David P on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Titus,

    Way to go. I knew the predictations would show up soon. I hate to be Mr Negative here, but the only way the vikings win by 40 is if the cardinals defensive players are kidnapped and the vikings defense plays against the vikings offense. But hey someone here besides Mike W. needs to be positive so it might as well be you. With the above scenario maybe BB can get some seperation.

  14. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Then you are incorrect when you said Vikings by 40 since it is an indefinite reference, learn syntax.

  15. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ha ha ha– syntax, seriously? Come on. There is a definite, focused audience, with an implied reference that no one on here mistook for anything but my intended point. Learn relevance. By the way, if you want to be technical, I could tear your sentence to pieces. I will be nice– let’s start with the word, “since.” Wrong usage.

  16. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Daddy has work to do– adios.

  17. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Nope it’s not actually, but delusional idiots aside… I believe this is a Vikings forum if I’m not mistaken

  18. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    And an indefinite reference is when the audience does not know what you are referring to, aka the Vikes what by 40? The Vikings lose by 40? Yes that would be correct, but being as delusional as you are, you were trying to mean that they will win by 40, so just brush up on your skills a bit, you’ll get there. Maybe go back and get your GED there’s still time

  19. By Titus on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Sonny, I addressed your “indefinite reference” with two points– one, the audience is known (so what needs to be mentioned or not, is also known.) Secondly, a corollary to one, is that my statement was explicitly implied (how do you like that, or is your head spinning?). So save your explanations for the playground, because an indefinite reference more accurately refers to pronoun usage. Yikes, what do they teach kids today? Note: “They” in this previous sentence is an indefinite reference.

  20. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    LOS ANGELES – Chances are Zygi Wilf will not move the Vikings to the country’s second-largest city.

    Chances are someone else would have to do it.

    And just might â ‘–

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_19014099

  21. By Mike B on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @Shawn I have stated many times that the Wilfs would have to sell the team to facilitate a move to LA. There are groups there looking to buy a team to move to LA. I don’t believe there was ever an option for the Wilfs to move from MN. Why would they push for a stadium so hard if there was. Wilfs enjoy owning the Vikings and want to make it successful here in MN. I think these are the best owners we have had in a long time. I wish others in MN would realize this and get the stadium deal done. Vikings is part of MN and the stadium deal would make it permenant.

  22. By Viking Joe on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Titus I’m writing an analytical essay on the short story called the story of an hour from 1922, and I keep summarizing, any advice? SKOL VIKINGS !!!!!!!!

  23. By sean on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    draft kalil or martin then draft coryell judie in the second since we have alot of luck with players from texas aTm

  24. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    As if the secondary could possibly get worse … Winfield probably out :(

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_19048932

  25. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B … yea the Wilfs are good people as far as I know … my mom met Zygi and has a picture of her and him hangin in the house

  26. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I really do wonder sometimes if we have anyone able to judge talent accurately … sounds like with Winfield out our coaches are going with Asher Allen a CB that any reciever can catch 10 ba-lls on

    then throw in tyrell johnson and bernard berrian … it makes you wonder if our front offices watches the game or drinks so hard in the first half they are pa-ssed out for the second half

  27. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Berrian could catch 6 ba-lls on Asher Allen

  28. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    S H E R E L S !!! FOR W I N F I E L D !!! S H E R E L S !!! FOR W I N F I E L D !!! S H E R E L S !!! FOR W I N F I E L D !!! S H E R E L S !!! FOR W I N F I E L D !!! S H E R E L S !!! FOR W I N F I E L D !!!

    :) :) … Im not … :) :)

  29. By Beeverchoan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Rocksalt is so smart. He is my idol. 8==D

  30. By Tfunk on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    ponder / singletary…NOW

  31. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Is 2012 the end? We shall see.

  32. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    This is not the end, it is not the beginning, it is the end of the beginning.

  33. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I was and will be a MN Vikings fan, the question being how many light-years will it be before we see an SB?

  34. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I hear there is an developer in Oregon who wants to buy a team and move it to Oregon , calling them the Oregon Ducks.

  35. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I should say a SB win that is.

  36. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Wilf wants to get the top 5 draft pick, he probably told frazier to keep losing to get a high draft pick they want to rebuild like the future taking a page out of the lions. Look for them to lose majority more games frazier is not worried because wilf probably wants him to do that.

  37. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    It depends on what part of the country you are standing on that makes you sound wise or not, for example the word fountain means one thing in the north compared to the south.

  38. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Where is the MN Vikings new stadium? That’s right MN Tax payers do not want to put out their fair share to get one. While wanting the revenues a new stadium would bring in. How strange is that? Vikings not wining is not helping much in getting a new stadium so why would the Wilf’s want their team to lose and not get a new stadium?

  39. By Beeverchoan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    That is just plain stupid thinking webb

  40. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    12 games to until the Vikings move, Question is to where?

  41. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Ciao

  42. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    test

  43. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    grrr

  44. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    DRS .. I thought you were a Republican suporter, NO NEW TA’XES !!!!

    Isnt that the pro’po’ganda Republicans fill Minnesotan he’ads with?

    So this is what happens, GOOD BYE VIKINGS !!! HEL’LO NOTHINGNESS !!!

    But hey at least you wont have to pay an extra 5 cents for every $10 you spend … see how much your Republican leaders do for you?

    Spend $100 dollars and save 50 cents …. YAY REPUBLICAN PRO’PO’GANDA !!!

    O but thats not all they do for you ….

    Spend $1,000 and your going to save $5 …. YAY REPUBLICAN PRO’PO’GANDA !!!!

    Good Bye Vikings :(

    O but it gets better …

    Spend $10,000 and it will be $50 … Wow its odd how there are not more millionaires with all the money republicans are saving you

    I guess when your the top 1% … 1/2 penny sales ta’x could add up when they are fully upgrading their private jets

    GOOD BYE VIKINGS !!! YAY REPUBLICANS … NO NEW TA’XES !!!

    Unbelievable … how republicans get more than 1% of the vote

  45. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    He L L o …. That is so hard to catch, cant say H E L L O

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  46. By Chilly4Life on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    It’s so funny that I saw this coming. You lose Brad Childress and you promote Bill Cosby as your head coach. A ring will never come to Minnesota, because it is hard to get as much talent at our skill positions as we already have. Our talent is absurd, but everyone shouted, “FIRE CHILDRESS” without truly knowing what they were shouting for. Reassign Childress a coaching position on this team and the results will speak for themselves.

    “REHIRE CHILDRESS”

  47. By GM on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    “AEG (one of the 2 outfits trying to build an LA stadium) signed a $700 million naming-rights deal with Farmers Insurance.”

    Why cannot one of the fortune 500 companies in the twin cities take the place of the state government?

    I VOTE FOR LAND O’ LAKES STADIUM!!!!

    An Arden Hills company with a local representative name.

    Land O’ Lakes Stadium, home of the MN Vikings!!

  48. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Good point GM.

  49. By GM on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Land O’ Lakes Stadium proudly introduces the new Bernard Berrian Butter. LOL

  50. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    LOL GM for office 2000 and NOW :)

  51. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Land O”Lakes Stadium … Home of the Vikings

    It doesnt get much better than that … GM git r done

  52. By GM on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Someone get Zygi on the phone for me….

  53. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Unbelievable? @Shawn. When two guys cover a pass and take away the ball we call it an intercepetion. It is perceived good or bad depending upon the team you’re behind. When two guys cover you and take away half your money it is a robbery. Even the robbers know they’re bad. When 200 million people take away earnings from the wealthy so they can redistribute it , you call it taxation in a democracy. You perceive it is good. Outside of the scale oif it, there isn’t much difference. Sure you can clothe it in fine suits, gov’t agencies and judges robes,. But there is really nothing different in wealth redistribution on any scale. Finally, if you mandate wealth redistribution, conscience on the part of the wealthy ceases to exist, because the people take it, and the people decide how it should be spent. Such as billions toward planned parenthood, which is baby killing in the cave.

  54. By GM on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I just sent Land O’ Lakes and email. Wish me luck.

  55. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Well Frazier is just so “pleased” with everything and everyone this yr isnt he? No wonder there’s been no improvement in this team. The head coached is “pleased” with the current 0-4 product on the field…oh look, the grass is blue and the sky is now green. It’s GREAT living in fantasy land

  56. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier-pleased
    AP-frustrated
    Fans-sad
    McNabb-benched
    Berrian-STAKED

    Shawn- thanks for making your rant short, now I can still play!

  57. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Too much taxing and socialism results in Greece., We have a wonderful example of empirical evidence of Govenment systems and their effect on populations. Gov’t conrolling the economy == East Germany. Capitalism and striving to be rich controlling the economy == West Germany. Mercedes Benze, BMW, Etc. Govt. Socialiism = Grey depression. Stop the taxation!

  58. By VegasVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    LAND-O-STAKES lol

  59. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Superbowl winning coaches are never pleased with a losing product. Even mild mannered Bill Belichick will get up and say “This is unacceptable!” Babysitter Frazier wants to keep up morale tho. How about lighting some fire under this pitiful team

  60. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    planned parenthood helps social security in the long run

  61. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    PPC … you would have valid points if you could stay in the real numbers, NOBODY is suggesting 50% tax rate …. So why is that the propoganda always spewed … Its non sense

    The only nuber being proposed is 40 % which is what it was under the last president to balance the budget … of course it was a democrat that accomplished that feat and a democrat trying to to it again

    Republicans havent balanced a budget since ? ever?

    I will give you both parties spend too much … BOTH PARTIES

    AND DONT GIVE ME THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS SPIN ON CLINTONS ACHIEVEMENT … Just acknowledge who did it and how he did it yes having a republican congress that was professional helped him

    Unlike this unprofessional congress we have now

  62. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    PPC … your insane, your telling me that these other countries went broke by taxation and caring for its citizens?

    ARE YOU AWARE AMERICA IS BROKE AND ALL WE DO IS BOMB OTHER COUNTRIES ?

    Instead of taking care of our own we are busy killing others …

    America is the only civilized country not to take care of it citizens by providing health care … I say everyone against health care is not a patriot , you have to care about your people to be patriotic

  63. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, I am neither Republican nor Demarcate, I am conservative. I believe there is a just use of taxes, that being the building and maintaining of public Struthers, places and things that help and bring betterment to the society thru helping one’s ability to stand and fend for ones self.

  64. By TheRealDon on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Do you guys think its say to say if we lose ponder might play next game..

  65. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    No Wonder Greece Is Bankrupt: It’s So Corrupt That Nobody Pays Any Taxes
    ……..The Business Insider

    It’s no wonder that Greece is such a financial disaster — hardly anyone pays taxes.
    It’s one of the most corrupt countries in Europe according to report by Transparency International, on par with ‘cocaine-infested Columbia’.
    Thus it’s pretty hard to fund the country’s expenses:
    Bloomberg: So many Greek companies and employees cheat on their taxes that a third of all economic activity delivers no revenue to the government, the Finance Ministry says. Some Greeks say tax evasion is rooted in the Ottoman Empire’s control of the country for centuries until the 1820s. “We very much lack a tax conscience,” says Ilias Plaskovitis, the Finance Ministry’s general secretary. “Some trace it back to the Ottoman Empire, when tax evasion was resistance to foreign powers.”
    Today, Greeks routinely pay cash for a wide range of services, from plumbing to medical visits, without demanding a receipt, allowing the providers to forgo declaring the income to tax authorities. The government projected in January that its crackdown will generate 1.2 billion euros in additional income this year.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/corruption-in-greese-hampering-economic-recovery-2010-1#ixzz1a2NGsukn

  66. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    ROTFLMAO …. thanx Nova

  67. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If the Democrats would take away the parts of their plans that inhibit mankind from developing and evolving in freedom and liberties then I would be backing their ideals as well.

  68. By NovaScotiaVike on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Hard to say that the Greeks are “overtaxed” !

  69. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    not all Republicans are conservatives and not all Demarcates are liberals. There are good ideals in both parties, just bad men looking to run our lives. I feel that help should be extended to the truly needy, and only to the truly needy.

  70. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I’d hire richard simmons before calling chilly.

  71. By Webb on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Singleterry would be a good coach for this team, the reason why he didn’t succeed with the 49ers is because they don’t have quite the talent this team does and plus that team is incurable. With this roster and how many playmakers the vikings have singleterry will get this team up and running.

  72. By john on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    start joe webb …and maybe u can save your season…..joe webb is the guy that got u this head coaching job frazier…and u haven’t kept your word ,so u get what u deserve when u bring in mcnabb…same thing childress did bring in brett but at least he made it to one nfc championship game….if u stay with mcnabb …2-14 there’s your record………mcnabb is 5 million richer an can retire, disappointed in the coaching staff joe webb out play e1 at qb on that team

  73. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I am pondering if Mc-loser is bed buddies with coach when the Vikings are out of town. Why stay with a player that is unable to do his job? Put Webb in one half to see if he has the right stuff and if not put Ponder in the second half. We have to see who our QB will be for the next few years, Mc-loser is a veteran QB why does he need time to get better; he should be good now. Coach what’s up? Coaches if you lose this game do not get on TV and say tuff loss but I see great improvement! Please do not.

  74. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, you need medical help.

  75. By DRS on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Later one and all, have a great day.

  76. By GMan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings bad, GMan sad, good thing we took 3rd round talent w/ our 12th pick this year. We should win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes!!!

  77. By GMan on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings remind me of something I saw floating through a wastewater treatment plant the other…the infamous ‘brown trout’!!!!

  78. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @DRS … :) if only I had healthcare

  79. By Mt_Viking on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    If I had health care i could get my shoulders and foot fixed!!!! then I could get a job and help get us out of the bad economy… F75k the republicans and their ultra-rich puppet masters …hope they all die of rectal cancer :)

  80. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    frazier glad ,team is bad,fans are mad,ziggie and LA are glad berrian just plain sucks

  81. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    just stand behind the yellow line there MT viking free healtcare is gonna take you a while. your Demarat death panel will get to you soon enought . take your
    bedroom slippers off ,put on your marching boots,suck it up, get a job, you know hope and change. blame everyone but yourself,wallow in self pitty why don’t ya

  82. By paul on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, America’s broke? GOLD is at $1700.00 oz. How many ounces of gold in Fort Knox.

  83. By Shawn on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @paul .. hopefully 14 trillion dollars worth :)

  84. By GM on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    An economics professor said he had never failed a single student before but had, once, failed an entire class. The class had insisted that socialism worked – and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer for all, for society. The professor then said ok, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.

    He said that all grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A. After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone was given a B. The students who studied hard were upset, and the students who studied little were happy. But, as the second test rolled around, the students who hadn’t studied much for the first test had studied even less, and the ones who studied hard weren’t motivated to study hard again, and they decided they wanted a free ride too; so they studied little. The second Test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average was an F.

    The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else. All failed …. and the professor told them that the socialism they wanted would ultimately fail, as they had, because the reward of success normally goes to those that work harder, but when government takes the reward away; few will try so no one will succeed.

  85. By Frederick Jones on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    @GM,

    Well that is a relief.

  86. By ozzinator on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @Hippster, GM, DRS, & PPC:
    Couldn’t of said it better myself!
    Conservatives rule, liberals drool………..

  87. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    with you GM

  88. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn. Sorry if I got you upset. You really need to relax. I spent my college years in charity work, not frat parties. I contributed to the homeless problem in Santa Barbara by assisting in in feeding them quality college cafeteria food. In time word got around and too many people showed up and the city put a stop to it after I left the area.

    Mainly I was secretary of the hunger action group, we organized charity contributions for the homeless shelters, and collected it stapoles from grocvery stores. We put together work-a-thons, and workded long hours., for pay + sponsorships. We contributed 5 figure quantities to Woirld Vision and Woirld Hunger organizations to assist famine ravaged peoples on the Big Ear contrinent.

  89. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Excuse the typoes. My eyes and fingers are not cooperating. Ultimately, I am for helping people, just not making the money pit of gevernment the stewart. When you understand the various ways the Gov’t taxes you, it is different than any plan put on the table by any party. We have high state taxes, sales taxes, property taxes… When you factor in the decreasing value of money, SSI is a major form of taxation. When you consider capital gains, inheritance etc. it is not absurd to think that uncle sam is squeezing you more than any partisan tax plan professes. So this 1/2 arbitrary figure in the analogy was not insane, it was probably conservative… In the long run. Are you capable of certifying me insane Shawn?

  90. By Purple Paint Chips on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I admit I was stabbing in the air on Greece. But whatever corruption got them there, I am told another country, (Germany) is going to have to pay for the party or the EU will break up. The word again could be taxation or redistribution of wealth. Should the Vikes give up on high priced players, so we an give the money toward fixing the Greece ‘party?’ This is the principle of my AIM. I wish these owners the best, but I do not insist they subsidize me and my insanity medicine.

  91. By ozzinator on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Right on PPC

  92. By Rocksalt on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah .unchecked captialism is the solution.HAHAHA……money made on hedge funds and speculators……Bernie Madoff ,and the Wall street debacle(Which George W signed the papers to bail out.)
    Also.No taxes? Really then no govt..since govt relies on ojur taxes.
    But OK Teabag RUPUGNANTCANT LOONIES…….
    Let;s have no govt……no public works, no highawy dept, no ploice, no firedept…..lets just say NO TO EVERYTHING
    OH and Let’s just folloow the fascist mantra of TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY……no foreigners………
    OH but wait, we need foreiners to do our menial labor
    Oh and we only want govt whae it suits our loony agendas like deciding on womens reproductive rights and WAR,,,,Must have Big WAR CHEST!

  93. By Rocksalt on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    BTW Germany has a great healthcare system………not like the one here which is run by and for money-making insurance companies who work very hard to deny you coverage if you really need to cash in on whazt you have paid into in the hopes of never having to use it……yeah.our system is great for the wealthy………like our legal system…good for the rich…….

  94. By hippster on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    hey there rocksalt if you like the alternative to capitalism so much,there’s planes leaving every day at your local airport,never got a job from a poor person,never will.oh and by the way was’nt it capitalism that brought about the keyboard your typing on ?give us a break without capitalism you’d be living in a hut waiting for yor air drop. liberals are followers, republicans are LEADERS so get back in line little sheep

  95. By GM on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    I spoke with a fellow that was the German equivalent of a US city mayor and he said that the German healthcare system is bankrupting them.

    George W Bush was hardly a conservative Republican, especially in his 2nd term.

    Why do you think the Dems took over congress in 2006? Because independent conservatives will not vote for RINO’s.

    When a candidate runs on conservative principles, they usually win the independent vote.

    …and to keep on topic, consider Erin the candidate and Frazier the voter. LOL

    Oh, and Rock, the name calling really does nothing for your argument. It makes you sound like Micheal Moore or Bill Maher. If you have a point to make, say it.

  96. By ozzinator on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Rocky always gets foul mouthed and name calls, because his points have no merit.

  97. By ozzinator on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    @ hippster,
    Ha ha! You’re cracking me up man!
    nuf said……

  98. By glennisi on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    @hippster…last time I checked…our “capitalism” got us into this mess! When we de-regulated banks, it was like taking the muzzle off the pitbull…the greed of wall street made them bite everyone…now the disenfranchised american worker needs to put this dog down…this time…we need to do what most corporations expect us not 2 do…read the fineprint!

  99. By hippster on Oct 8, 2011 | Reply

    planes leaving every day my friend .I’d rather be a capitalist than a hut dweller.this is how i know capitalism works ,I had an old lawnmower that I put out on the street for thirty dallors , my son was 11 yrs old at the time, he asked if he could have it to mow yards with it , before long KPS was born in the neighborhood .KID POWERD SERVICES . he learned fast what hard work was ,but he also learned that with hard work comes rewards.he became a capitalist over night.thank GOD ps last time I checked on any socalist country they were broke or getting there fast

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