The Weekly Roundup (12/7/15-12/11/15)
- The headlines we were tempted to run, and the commentary we couldn’t.
- You’d better watch out; you’d better not cry; you’d better not pout … but according to the University of Tennessee, we probably shouldn’t tell you why.
- To summarize: because a few over-sensitized college students equate the mere existence of intolerance to metaphorical death, it’s racist to raise money for children who are actually dying.
Monday 7 December
War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Exclusion is Inclusion.
Of course, that wouldn’t have been necessary if the reporters who initially covered his remarks had bothered to read all of them.
They must be afraid that a song might induce Congress to establish a state religion, or at least to impede the free exercise thereof. If they’re right, let’s just hope Obama is tone-deaf.
What choice did the editors have? They simply could not verify his facts, no matter how many times they searched the NPR archives.
Which makes about as much sense as their plan to entice a “more mature” audience by offering pictures with Santa and arts & crafts.
Tuesday 8 December
“There’s a lot of thinking and a lot of research that needs to be done, and I think students can contribute a lot,” the instructor said, demonstrating that even liberals aren’t entirely sure how to draw a plausible connection between violent rioting and the need for more welfare spending, and must now turn to the very generation they have been sheltering from the horrors of critical thinking to come up with an answer that can satisfy Melissa Harris-Perry.
One can hardly blame them. Who in their right mind would willingly subject themselves to the self-righteous bleatings of post-adolescents who fail to see the irony in employing their own speech rights to silence others?
Then again, perhaps Paul Robeson was just being satirical when he spoke of Russia’s “safety and abundance and freedom” and “the happiness I see on every face in Moscow.”
Wednesday 9 December
They offer $7/hour in store credit, and capitalism is the root of all evil?
“We don’t need ‘em,” the students chanted, referring to the Regents whose vehicles they were impeding because … well, because they need ‘em.
Be warned, graduate students: your Master’s degrees are next on the list.
To summarize: because a few over-sensitized college students equate the mere existence of intolerance to metaphorical death, it’s racist to raise money for children who are actually dying.
Thursday 10 December
You’d better watch out; you’d better not cry; you’d better not pout … but according to the University of Tennessee, we probably shouldn’t tell you why.
Admittedly, they may have a point when they say you can’t assume that a college student means something just because they said it.
Friday 11 December
Foolishly, the student had assumed that the “free speech zone” was a zone where she could go to speak freely.
Thereby proving only that he sees no reason to learn the meaning of terms before using them, and giving a fairly good indication of why he is a “former” professor.
Neither did Lincoln. Looks like there are still a LOT of signs in need of changing...
They claim using the term illegals is both offensive to Mexican-Americans and that it “appropriates [their] culture”. So are we to understand that being illegal is an integral part of Mexican-American culture? Now THAT sounds offensive.
Never mind that an illegal alien is someone who entered the country unlawfully, while an undocumented citizen is someone who has misplaced their Social Security card.