The Weekly Roundup (1/30/16-2/5/16)
- The headlines we were tempted to run, and the commentary we couldn’t.
Saturday, 30 January
The school says it is looking to offer self-segregation to other demographics, as well, so we expect to hear them announce special housing for conservative students any day now.
Monday, 1 February
Feel like guessing how they voted? See below for the exciting conclusion to yet another episode of “Academic Limbo (How far backward can they bend?)”
The school says it was just a “misunderstanding,” which might have been more plausible had the officer not been wearing his uniform at the time.
So bursting into a private meeting and demanding money didn’t get the students what they wanted? How rude!
Right, because the solution to California’s myriad catastrophes is … (drum roll) … more illegal immigrants!
Maybe so, but there clearly hasn’t been any failure to indoctrinate.
It’s not terribly surprising, really. Gender-neutrality is the chic cause du jour, while accommodating the handicapped is sooo 1990’s.
Tuesday, 2 February
It seems “diversity” isn’t worth much when unconventional ideas are silenced. Go figure.
But if we reject binary sexuality altogether, how do we know which one of us should pick up the check at the end of the dinner date?
Is that their way of saying, “not Asians”?
Sigh...Who are we supposed to make the check out to this time?
Wednesday, 3 February
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!
Is he available for outside engagements? We know some students at Dartmouth that could stand to hear a similar message.
Conservatives feel the same way about most AU students, but we don’t go around trying to prevent them from "feelin’ the Bern" or watching re-runs of The Daily Show.
Students say they were told the school has concerns that Dinesh D’Souza is “anti-immigrant,” which sounds pretty silly when one considers that D’Souza is, himself, an immigrant.
Time for another guessing game: How do you think the school responded? See below for the not-so-shocking answer!
They’re wrong on both counts, but, as usual, it appears it will take a lawsuit to convince them of that fact. Stay tuned…
Thursday, 4 February
They already had enough on their plate trying to convince lawmakers to kowtow to the most radical elements on campus, and now they have to explain why budget cuts would be so devastating if they have enough money to put employees up at the Ritz-Carlton.
They themselves admit that “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” is a symbolic gesture, which is only likely to fuel additional demands for meaningless “celebrations” of various cultures. Welcome to the euphemism treadmill, on which you'll never be able to keep pace!
You know, after hearing about the students who are upset about selling Israelis ice cream, this almost sounds passé.
Does getting arrested really count as much of a consequence if there's a group ready to throw thousands of dollars away freeing you?
Fortunately for them, one doesn’t need to understand the First Amendment to receive its protections.
Is that why so many of them are progressives?
Friday, 5 February
The figure would have been even higher, too, if not for all those Millennials who have yet to live through an economy that hasn’t been ruined by Obamanomics.
What’s the second step? Editing potentially un-nice terms out of the dictionary so that people can’t even think them?
Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, as they say.
A few extra English professors might not hurt, either.
If it’s racist to oppose the destruction of black babies in the womb, is there anything that isn’t racist anymore?