The Weekly Roundup: Happy Columbus Day!
- The headlines we were tempted to run, and the commentary we couldn’t.
Monday 3 October
But if not for that, would anybody even be aware that the NAIA had decided to boycott the state?
For that matter, would anybody even be aware of the NAIA at all?
Always remember: when reason fails you in a debate, you can just accuse your opponent of being in league with Hitler.
To recap: one guy makes a provocative argument that gay marriage is immoral and contrary to the teachings of Christianity, so his contemporaries call him an asshole and urge him to perform sexual acts.
We’ve seen more enlightened turd-flinging in the chimpanzee cage at the zoo.
Well, one supposes they might come in handy if some fellow comes down with a nose bleed...
Not her own racism, of course; she’s simply taken shelter behind her gender and skin color to accuse the school of unfairly investigating her for possible disciplinary action.
If it makes her feel any better, though, we’ve seen plenty of anti-Semitic white males go down the exact same path.
Tuesday 4 October
“Any port in a storm,” as they say.
But then, you are supposed to stay in that port for the duration of the storm, and not keep switching ports.
Ok, provided the “treatment” comes out of your pockets.
Because it’s actually supposed to be named “Global U.”
Well, something is, that’s for certain.
Apparently it is possible to express political opinions tastefully.
Seriously. People actually bother coming back to their college once they’ve gotten their devalued degree?
Wednesday 5 October
So, having already been forced to rule out essentially any historical costume, we’re now going to have to trade in our nice, safe, traditional clown costumes, just to avoid being mugged by roving gangs of college students?
Hillary probably wishes the same were true after the VP debate, because we suspect familiarity tends to breed incredulity in the case of Sen. Kaine.
Really, though? That position is an absolute caricature of itself.
There is much to be gleaned from the fact that the TA so quickly identified the incorrect guess as a reference to an obscure nude model. Why is the TA so familiar with the world of nude modeling?
“Is this really where you want to go after investigating a crucifix as a ‘hate incident’?” Campus Reform asks UW-LaCrosse.
So, what else is new? Bill Clinton has been covering up his rapes for pretty much all of his adult life.
Thursday 6 October
Needlessly provocative? Perhaps, but on the other hand, there were hardly any Jewish students on campus, so maybe it backfired on them, anyway.
He would gladly do the same for any pro-life or pro-GOP event, were he to be involved in one.
Of course, he also made fairly clear that the only involvement he would ever have with such an event would be protesting it.
Wait, what? Are they putting something in the water in middle Tennessee? And can we arrange to have it bottled and exported?
The slogans aren’t even witty. Who wants to wear a sweatshirt that alienates half the people they encounter if it doesn’t at least make the other half laugh?
We urge him to stay his course. Let them cry it out for a while and they’ll be more mature for the experience.
Friday 7 October
This one is just creepy. The sort of thinking that allows one to justify surveilling someone’s bedroom is the same sort that leads Orwell was trying to warn us about.
In this situation, if the term “blackout” had been used by anyone else, it would’ve been decried as racist.
For instance, they can use rainbow-colored fonts to make LGBT students feel more welcome.
The protesters are becoming lackluster. Is CHS getting less “offensive,” or are they just tired of being rhetorically abused?
Pshaw. The ROTC students would never retreat.
At a certain point, the hassle just isn’t going to be worth the stipend anymore, and then how will the school replace the revenue stream that RA’s used to generate with drinking fines?
If housing becomes gender-neutral and nobody notices...is it actually gender-neutral?