Professor Has Simple Answer to Screechy Student Demanding Delay in Exams Due to Heart-Ache Over Ferguson

A professor at Oberlin -- Lena Dunham's old stomping grounds -- of all places.

You can read the letter at Reason, or in this link.

When I read this, I thought what I'm about to quote below was a joke.

It's not. It's real. This really happened:

After receiving his professor;s response, the student posted the exchange publicly to Facebook, with the message: "TRIGGER WARNING: Violent language regarding an extremely dismissive response from a professor. This is an email exchange I had with my professor this evening. ... We are obviously not preaching to the choir. Professors and administration at Oberlin need to be held accountable for their words and actions and have a responsibility to their students."

More: An op-ed from a Harvard Law student, explaining that his classmates aren't whiny and entitled. Just really really serious about Justice.

Delaying Exams Is Not a Request from 'Coddled Millennials'

...

Drawing comparisons to events surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and other times of intense turmoil, these opponents portray today's law students as coddled millennials using traumatic events as an excuse for their inability to focus on a three-hour exam. In essence, law students are being told to grow up and learn how to focus amidst stress and anxiety -- like "real" lawyers must do.

Speaking as one of those law students, I can say that this response is misguided: Our request for exam extensions is not being made from a position of weakness, but rather from one of strength and critical awareness. . . .

Where some commentators see weakness or sensitivity, perhaps they should instead see strength--the strength to know when our cups of endurance have run over and when the time for patience has ended. Perhaps they should instead see courage--the courage to look our peers in the eyes and uncomfortably ask them to bear these burdens of racism and classism that we have together inherited from generations past. We have taken many exams before, but never have we done this. We are scared, but no longer will we be spectators to injustice. . . .

No, I see it as more excuse-making for the generation which does very little except make excuses as to why they can't handle the most basic aspects of their jobs.


Posted by: Ace at 02:57 PM




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1 Hey Sugar Tits, once you get over crying this is the real world. Get that ham sammich.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 02:51 PM (CpRK8)

2 Text in letter is to small to read and it will not let me copy and paste in a doc to enlarge.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 02:52 PM (u9gzs)

3 Heh. Nice.

Wish more professors had the spine to do this.

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 02:52 PM (UWFpX)

4 And first? Wow.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 02:53 PM (CpRK8)

5 Must have tenure.

Posted by: Roy at December 16, 2014 02:53 PM (VndSC)

6 "No."

LOVE it.

Posted by: NSA at December 16, 2014 02:53 PM (ABcz/)

7 I really need to start writing these people's names down so I can make sure that if I'm ever in a position to hire them, I don't.

Posted by: Austin in TX at December 16, 2014 02:53 PM (/6EeB)

8 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 02:54 PM (M1uf/)

9
Buried the lede, Ace. Had to go to Reason to read that the professors violent answer was one word.

No.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 02:54 PM (JtwS4)

10 Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!

Posted by: Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick at December 16, 2014 02:54 PM (8ZskC)

11 2 Text in letter is to small to read and it will not let me copy and paste in a doc to enlarge.
Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 02:52 PM (u9gzs)

Basically the student is asking the professor to put off exams, because, Ferguson trauma and dire emotional stress

Professor responds no.

Posted by: grammie winger, joy to the world at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (3B+O8)

12
Unleash the conservative twitter tsunami!

Posted by: Twit this guy's ass off the planet at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (1Y+hH)

13 FYNQ would have been better, but a larger trigger warning would have been needed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (8ZskC)

14 That's f*cking awesome.

And then that she gets all butt-hurt makes it even better.

I'm also trying to see what "violent language" she's talking about. Is "held accountable" now violent language? Or maybe "choir" is. Or maybe "response."

(yes, I see the ellipsis)

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (M1uf/)

15 "not at all in a place to take their finals now"


They're not on campus?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (oKE6c)

16 Love. It.

By the way, crazy PA shooter found dead, probably by his own hand, in a wooded area near his house.

Which is like a mile from mine.

I'm glad it's over. (High school here was actually closed today because of this guy.)

Not surprised he offed himself, but I was hoping for earthly justice. But I guess God's dealt with him now.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (r+7wo)

17
I take it back. It's there but barely visible.

Why do people post stuff to Twitter that can't be read?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (JtwS4)

18 OK it was posted as a photo, I copied it and pasted it into a word document. It was nice to know that this idiot called the cops killing those two thugs murder.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (u9gzs)

19 The hyphenated name pretty much guaranteed she was a severely libtarded wymyn.

But the "Della" sealed the deal.



Posted by: naturalfake at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (0cMkb)

20 "Nuts" was too wordy

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Sanitizer at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (3ZtZW)

21 And the pussification of American continues...

Posted by: shredded chi at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (2D3FS)

22 The girl who wrote the email -- Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick, a rich white girl -- needs to be called out on her racism.

She, an outsider, is claiming that black students are too mentally feeble to handle the pressures of college.

She is

a. Speaking for them -- not allowing them to speak;
b. Saying insulting things about them.

Why are racists like Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick allowed to attend Oberlin?

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (K4YiS)

23 Vic,
Click the "of all places" link and you'll pull up the text of the letter in much larger size.

Posted by: m at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (G891H)

24 The Prof was as succinct as Marcel Marceau in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie - "Non!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (CpRK8)

25 How are we losing America to the pansy-ass Oberlin's of the world?

In any real confrontation they are gonna have a panic attack and have to go lie down for a while.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (ZPrif)

26 I want to read her full Facebook post. Can somebody who does Facebook track it down and paste it here? I'm sure it's incredibly enlightening.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (M1uf/)

27
*snort*

I don't care if that professor is a raging lefty cockholster or a right-wing deathbeast, that shit's funny as hell.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (TIIx5)

28 Someone wasn't spanked enough.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (9221z)

29 Idiot student didn't get the memo that "NO MEANS NO"?

Posted by: Roy at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (VndSC)

30 Succinct.

Posted by: NCKate at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (FPQut)

31 My Engineering Professors would have simply replied "nice try kid".

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (xWW96)

32
Dear Della,

I got an A in statistics and am a stupid white dude. You can do it if you apply yourself.

Sample question for your study: Assuming a random distribution of special snowflakes, what percentage will receive a delay in their final exams?

Best of Luck,

Me

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (NtzGn)

33 "I have to privilege of being able to step away ...to assure that I will pass my classes."


Except for English, of course.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (oKE6c)

34 Isn't that guy racist for thinking every black person at Oberlin is having trouble concentrating?

Posted by: no good deed at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (w3a0Z)

35 That professor is my new hero.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (0HooB)

36 9
Buried the lede, Ace. Had to go to Reason to read that the professors violent answer was one word.

No.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Agreed.

Ace, it is not clear to the reader what exactly this post is even about. Must do a bunch of clicking to decipher.

An uploaded large image of the tweet exchange would do the trick.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (K4YiS)

37 I'm exhausted just trying to say her name.

Posted by: fly gal at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (8TdcF)

38 "Trigger warning" over a flat "no".

Hahahahahaha. This shit's so stupid it's impossible to parody.

Posted by: Andy at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (NpxRm)

39 I would have accepted "Fuck, no", as well. The motion is denied.

Posted by: t-bird at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (s7rRm)

40 Really like that he didn't even engage in conversation.

Is this what schools are producing today - students so exquisitely sensitive to the feelings of others that they write a lengthy letter asking for special treatment on others' behalf, completely unbidden?

That is a mighty big assumption she's making - that non-white fellow students are incapable of dealing with their emotions, and not even capable of asking for a delay all by themselves. Pretty racist, donchathink???

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (ABcz/)

41 He should count himself lucky. I had a Pol Sci prof that wrote for publication in four languages, and spoke more than that. I watched a fellow student who constantly cut class crash and burn at the final.
The problem? Iy had one essay question on it. If you read that sectio, or attended those classes, you were good. e signed off after ten minutes and wlaked on out.

A Chemistry prof quietly wondered why his colleagues hated Friday afternoon classes, with their tales of empty classrooms. he never had that problem. he also never administered midterms or finals. Instead, he organized his classes in weekly units, with quizzes every Friday.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (Spluw)

42 And I bet Daddy called her "princess".

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)

43 Not letting me be a lazy ass and making me take my exams when I was supposed to = violence.

Posted by: Oberlin ditz

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (r+7wo)

44
Revelations: 26:12-15

And in the end days, stories and rumors of stories shall be transmitted around the world in the bat of an eye. People will wonder if the story's be true or descended of The Onion. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth of the feeble minded is the third sign that the end is nigh. Therefore I command thee to mock, belittle and parody the feeble minded ones in order to prepare for the end days surely to come.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (NaV4z)

45 I griped about this last night on the ONT.
I just gave out final exams where I teach (private university).

I realized that some of the topics were weighty, so I gave a 15 minute review before the exam. I even solved some of the questions on the blackboard in the review. I even "accidentally" failed to erase the blackboard before handing out the exam. And so the blackboard had the solution to two of the most difficult questions right there, in plain sight, for 90 more minutes.

Four students still managed to get those questions wrong.

Posted by: navybrat at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (JgC5a)

46 Buy that man a drink!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (knoK7)

47 I can think of several exams that I wasn't in the greatest of mental states to take ... but what the Hell. I passed.


And my head kind of felt like a mini-Ferguson was going on inside.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (ViF0c)

48
My eyeballs became exhausted trying to read the microdot printing in the post.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (xWW96)

49
FYNQ would have been better, but a larger trigger warning would have been needed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (8ZskC)








Or "I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request.......means no.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (TIIx5)

50 Seriously Kurzer-Zlotnick?

Jeez the Onion can't compete with reality anymore.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (Rx8ML)

51 Dear Ms Zlotnick, You Ignorant Slut,

No.

Fixed it for him.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 16, 2014 02:59 PM (4+IgA)

52 In my day, we called in bomb threats. No joke. My physics final was put off a day because someone called in a bomb threat to the building it was going to be held in.

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (doBIb)

53 #generationofpussies

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (i0wGQ)

54 And I bet Daddy called her "princess".

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)



I'm betting "Commissar".

Posted by: naturalfake at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (0cMkb)

55 Are you sure this is real? "Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick?" If I was asked to make up a fake name for an Oberlin student, that's the one I would have made up.

Posted by: gp at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (mk9aG)

56 See brown people can't control their feelings. You really can't hold them to the same standard.


Is this the thinking ?

Posted by: ThunderB at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (zOTsN)

57 But the "Della" sealed the deal.









Posted by: naturalfake at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (0cMkb)


Della Street, Perry Mason's secretary, as played by Barbara Hale, was pretty cute, you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (8Fl6F)

58
There is a Facebook page for a Della Kurzer-Zlotnik who graduated St. Paul HS in 2014.

It's private so you can't see her rant there.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (JtwS4)

59 So Oberlin is basically just a method to extract money from the children of the idle rich.

It's like a Montesorri school for 20-somethings.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (ZPrif)

60 23
Vic,

Click the "of all places" link and you'll pull up the text of the letter in much larger size.

Posted by: m at December 16, 2014 02:56 PM (G891H)

I did, that is how I got the original to enlarge.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM (u9gzs)

61 Here's our Precious Snowflake now:

http://www.gofundme.com/96ti70

"My name is Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, and I'm 18. Mybiggest passionis
social justice and community organizing. My social justice journey
started with the youth group at my synagogue, Shir Tikvah. I had the
social action position on the board when I was 15, and I didn't really
know what that meant-- I just knew I cared about social change and
progress. Through my synagogue,I spent time working with other high
schoolersto raise awareness abouthomelessness andeconomic injustice. "

http://tinyurl.com/kpmc66b

"Della Kurzer-Zlotnick had
little experience with bullying until seventh grade, when a classmate
asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)

62 Good grief. From her GoFundMe page.

http://www.gofundme.com/96ti70

My name is Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, and I'm 18. My biggest passion is social justice and community organizing. My social justice journey started with the youth group at my synagogue, Shir Tikvah.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (Rx8ML)

63 And I bet Daddy called her "princess". Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)

Either that, or she'd sue me. Kids these days.

Posted by: my daughter and and money go to Oberlin at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (Spluw)

64
Awesome.

I can see this prof being like me, when I type something sarcastic three of four times in an email response, then do something else for a while, and then finally just answer with a terse comment, like 'will do'.

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (lIU4e)

65 42 And I bet Daddy called her "princess".
Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)

***********

I'd be willing to bet Daddy was gone most of the time, chasing the holy dollar. Or excluded from her life by a GRRLR-POWER judge.

When Daddies are present, Special Snowflake-itis is less likely to occur.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (vgIRn)

66 My old school was so tough, they dissected french exchange students in biology.

Posted by: Erowmero at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (go5uR)

67 Low T America.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (ZPrif)

68 Special snowflakes gonna be special.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (7ObY1)

69 The Professors response is in Ace's screen capture its just that it's so short and small, you don't notice it.

Posted by: WisRich at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (hdpay)

70 Is it Della or Delia. I can't tell from the screen grabs.

Proper mocking requires accuracy after all.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (9221z)

71 If 'no' is violence, whose side should I be taking in all the fake rape stories?

Posted by: t-bird at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (s7rRm)

72 A quick google notes she is the child of same sex parents with a "rich tradition" of activism. In other words, she'll convert to Islam the first time some desert warrior cracks her in the jaw.

Posted by: ejo at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (rsGj7)

73 What is this little shitstains name because I can't read the micro print posted.

Posted by: TVoC Hates the GOP at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (XzRw1)

74 "Nuts" was too wordy.

HA

Posted by: nip at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (a6Odp)

75 And I bet Daddy called her "princess".


I bet Dad was a turkey baster.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (oKE6c)

76 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)

Beyond.
Parody.

And what, exactly, is she asking for money to accomplish?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (M1uf/)

77 Maybe she was just really hungover. Worth a shot.

Posted by: brak at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (Tj+s6)

78 "My biggest passion is social justice and community organizing."


Yeah, good luck with that, Princess.




Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (7ObY1)

79 "Della Kurzer-Zlotnick had
little experience with bullying until seventh grade, when a classmate
asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."



Now it all makes sense...

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (doBIb)

80 Gustafon, another white male punishing the sweet, sweet meat of Coeds. When this gang rape ever end?

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (oDCMR)

81 The permanent infantilzation of America's youth finally pays dividends.

It's starting to feel like I'm living in someone's extended temper tantrum.

Posted by: brian at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (OX9bm)

82 : Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)

That's a joke, right? Please tell you you made that up.

Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (RYMED)

83 No is a 4 letter word (didn'tcha know?)

Posted by: Mr.KnowItAll at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (uJK1E)

84 People, you'e missing the point. This is not about the "pussificiation" of America, or a bunch of "special snowflakes."

She is, first of all, a girl, so it's not like she can endure "pussification" beyond what her biological gender also imputes into hr human nature.

Secondly, and more importantly, she's not claiming that she is a special snowflake - -she's claiming that the black students are mentally feeble special snowflakes who can't handle the slightest pressure or distraction in college.

In other words, she's saying the she and her fellow white students are more capable and mature than the black students.

She is a racist.

She needs to be expelled and publicly humiliated.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (K4YiS)

85 Don't laugh...this Special Snowflake will find her way into government, along with many like her, and make your kids' lives miserable.

Posted by: This is a Faux News Alert at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (hKyl0)

86 Della Kurzer-Zlotnick had
little experience with bullying until seventh grade, when a classmate
asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)

Was wondering about the hyphenated last name for a college student who is most likely unmarried.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (r+7wo)

87 Ms. Zlotnik

So the only time you think No means No is when you are drunk, hugging the porcelain goddess, and you have fun with a frat boy until the next morning. Am I correct?

Well No means No is many other situations. As in 'No do not enter the Monkey House at the zoo." But it seems your intelligence and emotional maturity is perfectly suited for such a venue.

You are still not getting an extension.

Sincerely,
Prof. Reality.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (CpRK8)

88 And I bet Daddy called her "princess".
Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)


Apparenlty "daddy" isn't in the picture. But I bet both mommies did.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (M1uf/)

89
That's not a knife. THIS is a knife:

Oberlin Students Fight for Academic Leniency

As of Thursday evening, over 1,300 students had signed a petition drafted by College junior Kiki Acey and other students of color demanding President Krislov suspend the standard grading system in the aftermath of the high-profile cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.

The petition, which was first circulated across Facebook and via email on Tuesday, calls for the College to institute a "no-fail mercy period" that would eliminate all failing grades and make a C the lowest possible grade a student could receive.

The idea to request a suspension of the standard grading system was brought up during one of the many actions that students of color organized last week.

http://tinyurl.com/l8rw734

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (kdS6q)

90 No daddy


Lord how people like her exhaust me

Posted by: ThunderB at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (zOTsN)

91 >>> TRIGGER WARNING: Violent language regarding an extremely dismissive response from a professor.

Bwahahahaha if true. I'm pretty sure in college I and my classmates received "dismissive" responses on our work every time we stepped into class. It is called constructive criticism, aka learning and teaching? Sound familiar?

I'm pretty sure some colleges have given up teaching altogether already...tooo controversial.

Posted by: LizLem at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (yRwC8)

92 And I bet Daddy called her "princess". Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:58 PM (9221z)

----

"Della Kurzer-Zlotnick had
little experience with bullying until seventh grade, when a classmate
asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."

------


Nope. No Daddy.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (NaV4z)

93 In Soviet classroom, test takes YOU !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (ViF0c)

94 73 What is this little shitstains name because I can't read the micro print posted.


I can't really read it either, but I'll hazard a guess:

Delia Kurzer Zlotnick?




Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (7ObY1)

95 If you are using chrome in the upper right corner are 3 little horizontal lines. Clicking will produce a menu..click on the + until the letter fills the screen.

Done and done.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (WNERA)

96 Iblis and Bob's House - there is no daddy, only two mommies.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (r+7wo)

97 See brown people can't control their feelings. You really can't hold them to the same standard.

According to Delia, brown people aren't even in enough control of their lives to ask the professor themselves. Delia appointed herself protector of the brown students. Bet she didn't even run this by any of them before penning the letter. The casual racism is breathtaking.

Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (ABcz/)

98 Seriously Kurzer-Zlotnick?


That sounds like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (0HooB)

99 I wonder if any of this is true.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (C6SiV)

100 I took a Ph.D. level econ exam with a ton of calculus after being up all night writing a paper for a different class. I had not studied at all, and had not slept. I passed. Deal with it.

Posted by: Farmer Joe at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (Ztfnl)

101 Della Kurzer-Zlotnick had

little experience with bullying until seventh grade, when a classmate

asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)



Figures.


Posted by: TVoC Hates the GOP at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (XzRw1)

102 Della has two Mommies.

Well, isn't that special.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:05 PM (7ObY1)

103 She is, first of all, a girl, so it's not like she can endure "pussification" beyond what her biological gender also imputes into hr human nature.

Yeah, but she doesn't have to make the name worse.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:05 PM (9221z)

104 Try that at VMI, Sugar.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 16, 2014 03:05 PM (l3vZN)

105 a classmate asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."
I don't like to talk about the Nursing Wars.

Posted by: Della Kurzer-Zlotnick at December 16, 2014 03:05 PM (Spluw)

106 Are you sure this is real? "Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick?" If I was asked to make up a fake name for an Oberlin student, that's the one I would have made up.

Posted by: gp at December 16, 2014 03:00 PM


The most rabid moonbat I keep on FB for entertainment purposes named his little girl Delia. True story...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 03:05 PM (knoK7)

107 I wonder if any of this is true.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (C6SiV)

---

The thought we're all getting punked did cross my mind.

Average Joe goes national???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (NaV4z)

108 82 : Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)
That's a joke, right? Please tell you you made that up.
Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (RYMED)



Sadly, no. Follow the links, my brother.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (oKE6c)

109 He said "No" to me. I think that's rape.

Posted by: Dulla Kurzer-Slopnick at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (JVEmw)

110 That sounds like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine.


Melvin Potrezebie unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (7ObY1)

111
"By the way, crazy PA shooter found dead, probably by his own hand, in a wooded area near his house.

Which is like a mile from mine."

Scary! Glad it's over but man, what a week.

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (lIU4e)

112
The idea to request a suspension of the standard grading system was brought up during one of the many actions that students of color organized last week.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (kdS6q)









You don't ask, you don't get. Worth a shot, anyway.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (TIIx5)

113 Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (r+7wo)

Good for you and maybe a cop's life has been saved also.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (1Y+hH)

114 this is how you deal with ze Germans and leftie Zealots


( I said "bullshit" , not 'nuts' )

Posted by: Brig. Gen. McAauliffe at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (8CdUx)

115 You know what's fascinating about that?

Juxtapose it with Megan McArdle's unintentionally hilarious article about how good white middle and upper class women need to learn how to stop being pleasey pleasers and say no and mean it. Yeah, no means no and people need to learn both how to say it and how to accept it when it is said to them.


You know what? I feel sorry for the children who have been raised like this. Protecting your children from absolutely everything isn't helping them. It's stunting them. It's keeping them from being their own people. It's infantalizing them.

It's setting them out in the horrible wilds of life naked, with their Achilles' cut and covered in bbq sauce.

No, these children don't know better because no one has ever taught them better. Thus, when someone attempts to do so, they have no ability to process that event.

I do feel sorry for them. Not sorry enough not to point and laugh but still sorry.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (mf5HN)

116 96 Iblis and Bob's House - there is no daddy, only two mommies.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (r+7wo)


So it was the turkey baster. What-d-ya know?

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (9221z)

117 Who wants to bet that Oberlin has less than 1% black student body?

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (oDCMR)

118 Where do these special snowflakes come from? I know we pad the edges of everything, but this?

At least I now understand why, when I patiently explained to the barrista that she had made a mess of my simple order - twice - she burst into tears.

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (DV/Ik)

119 Brown people can't control their emotions. Brown people cannot advocate for themselves.


What a bigot

Posted by: ThunderB at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (zOTsN)

120 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (kdS6q)

And here's hoping Oberlin college's President responds the same way: "No."

Hey, guess what, cupcakes, sometimes bad things happen and the world has to operate anyway. In these particular cases, it wasn't even "bad things" that happened (okay- people dying in the course of lawful arrest isn't *good* either).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (M1uf/)

121
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (oKE6c)

Amazing. Delia could be the beloved niece of our very own Mary Cloggenstein and I wouldn't be able to tell the difference! Uncanny.

Posted by: LizLem at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (yRwC8)

122 I'd hit it

Posted by: Heel at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (YPCWp)

123 So, now that Russia is collapsing after a few months of low oil prices -- maybe they should have saved some of that oil money when it was $140 a barrel.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (ZPrif)

124 Sure, Delia . . . but first you will blow me.

Posted by: Professor Raney at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (oqhrS)

125 The best thing about that screen shot is the time stamp between her email and his.

He seems to be a math prof, BTW.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (mPYNA)

126 I wonder how the homeless people's lives were improved by Princess Snowflake raising awareness about homelessness.

I know that question makes me misogynistic and rapist-ist, but I'm curious.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (r+7wo)

127 As of Thursday evening, over 1,300 students had signed a petition drafted by College junior Kiki Acey and other students of color demanding President Krislov suspend the standard grading system in the aftermath of the high-profile cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice.


Wow, they're even too lazy to occupy the Administration building. It's all done online now.

Malcolm X hardest hit.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (0HooB)

128 "Rightwing Deathbeast"

Awesome idea for a tattoo on the arm of the Cruz Missile!
H/T IllTempered Cur

Posted by: Jmel at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (cfFqn)

129 122 I'd hit it


At Oberlin, Special Snowflake hit YOU.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (7ObY1)

130 And what, exactly, is she asking for money to accomplish?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:02 PM (M1uf/)




She wants $600 to attend a CPUSA "National People's Action" training camp.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (oKE6c)

131 maybe they should have saved some of that oil money when it was $140 a barrel.


They pissed it away on vodka and lottery tickets.


Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (doBIb)

132 I feel oddly...optimistic. The Left is getting sillier and sillier, openly so. Indefensibly so. They can only lose allies, not gain any. I'm sure the feeling will pass.

Posted by: CJ at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (9KqcB)

133 The only response that would have been better than "No"?

"Nuts".

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (wtvvX)

134 Rightwing Deathbeast


Attn: Dave Mustaine: your new album title is ready.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (7ObY1)

135 69 The Professors response is in Ace's screen capture its just that it's so short and small, you don't notice it.
Posted by: WisRich


Wha--??

Do you see an image in this AoS post? Because I don't. I just a link to a Twitter post.

I see this:

"http://t.co/9E4PqkbyrX pic.twitter.com/FEuirMVWqU

- Ryan Gustafson (@RyanLGustafson) December 16, 2014"

That. verbatim. Are you saying that other users actually can see the image, and not just the URL of the image?? If so, how is this function achieved.

I often see posts that are nothing but "pic.twitter.com/XYZ" and I wonder why the blogger didn't just post the image, rather than the link to the image. But now I;m thinking that other people DO see the image.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (K4YiS)

136 It's Oberlin so we can't rule out "made up hoax" just yet.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (HDwDg)

137 No, these children don't know better because no one has ever taught them better. Thus, when someone attempts to do so, they have no ability to process that event.

I do feel sorry for them. Not sorry enough not to point and laugh but still sorry.
Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (mf5HN)

-----

Throw on top of that, for some, years of "therapy" and Zoloft, but mostly Zoloft..... and is it any wonder more adolescent do go postal and shoot up an entire playground.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (NaV4z)

138
Trigger warning for Della:

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (NtzGn)

139 I read that some of these students are busy protesting.
When is this protesting & rioting going to stop? Enough is enough.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (sj3Ax)

140 "NO. nonononononononono," she said in raging insensitivity.

If NO is the language of violence, don't worry. These snowflakes have a world of pain before them. I for one will laugh. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

No.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (4bCZC)

141 Reality is a dash of cold water to the face. Some people need just a few drops to wake up; others need half of the North Atlantic.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet for all of Your Holiday Needs! at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (hLRSq)

142 122 I'd hit it


Yeah? Tell me more.

Posted by: Sabrina Rubin Erdeley warming up in the bullpen at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (oKE6c)

143 133 The only response that would have been better than "No"?

"Nuts".
Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (wtvvX)


Yeah, but she wouldn't have been taught the context.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (9221z)

144 a classmate asked the St. Paul student about her two mothers, who are lesbians."

Okay, either "asked about" is now a euphemism, or she *still* has no experience with "bullying."

Megan McArdle's unintentionally hilarious article
I'm glad I'm not the only one who eye-rolled at that.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (M1uf/)

145 @20 D'oh! Bigby, you beat me to it...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (wtvvX)

146 "No" is violent language?

I would have responded "you gotta be shitting me."

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (Rx8ML)

147 Excellent. She's too dopey to understand that she is the racist. Soft bigotry of low expectations and all that.

Posted by: fugazi at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (tWfAs)

148 They raised her to be angry and unhappy and that will be her life's path

Posted by: ThunderB at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (zOTsN)

149 Well, it is a complete sentence.
Just say it.

Posted by: Nancy Reagans a genius at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (DL2i+)

150
The best thing about that screen shot is the time stamp between her email and his.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at December 16, 2014 03:07 PM (mPYNA)






*snort*

Good catch.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (TIIx5)

151 And so the blackboard had the solution to two of the most difficult questions right there, in plain sight, for 90 more minutes.

Four students still managed to get those questions wrong.


Some people don't belong in college.

Posted by: MSM at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (0NdlF)

152 Seriously, this is just like the #illridewithyou chick, a sort of Munchausen by proxy response to "racism" or "bigotry" that didn't happen directly to either of these gals.
But they're sure, so sure, that there must be some potential slight somewhere that they fight it like Don Quixote fighting windmills and using social media to ensure others can appreciate their efforts on behalf of brown people everywhere.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:10 PM (ABcz/)

153 Ace, the text is too small. You should...

No.

Posted by: Ace's Crack Editorial Staff at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (s7rRm)

154 The worse part AlextheChick, these helicopter parents or lawnmower parents have moved the break room at college to their house. Inoculating these kids with the false premise that if they whine and stomp their feet enough well everyone will cater to them. A whole freaking generation of narcissists have been raised as a result only thinking of themselves.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (CpRK8)

155 Off, smelly sock.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (0NdlF)

156 It's a win for Della now. She's a victim. She got her "oppression."

Posted by: brak at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (Tj+s6)

157 So it sounds like she wants the white kids to be considered honorary black kids or sumthin so they can get out of finals?

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (i0wGQ)

158 Hey, I want six years of retroactive disability for the emotional stresses caused by BO being elected twice.

Posted by: azjaeger at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (/43gX)

159 From Oberlin's website (verbatim - no shit):

'Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students in addition to white males.'

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (oDCMR)

160 Where do these special snowflakes come from? I know we pad the edges of everything, but this?

At least I now understand why, when I patiently explained to the barrista that she had made a mess of my simple order - twice - she burst into tears.



What?

Posted by: Mr. Rogers at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (0HooB)

161 Where some commentators see weakness or sensitivity, perhaps they should instead see strength-



Yes. My lawyers. When they come up against your sniveling, whiny ass and SWEEP THE LEG!

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (RJzmI)

162 How long are you given off if a relative dies? A couple days? A week? This isn't even a relative and it's not even a death. It's "stress" because the law didn't give you what you think "justice" is.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (bYHXN)

163 Something tells me this spolied little brat-bitch never got told "No" before.

Well, tough shit, sugartitz...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (wtvvX)

164 Professors and administration at Oberlin need to be held accountable for their words and actions and have a responsibility to their students.

lol

I read that backwards and upside down.

Like all works of fiction, music,... interpretation is all the rage.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: Joyfully doing Christmas stuff. at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM (IXrOn)

165 Professor Raney teaches Intro to Statistics.


If you can't hack an intro class, you've no business in college.

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:12 PM (doBIb)

166 She wants $600 to attend a CPUSA "National People's Action" training camp.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (oKE6c)



Annual tuition at Oberlin: $48,054

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:12 PM (oKE6c)

167 Oberlin has a total enrollment of 9200 with 20% being of "color". From their "facts" page but doesn't give a breakdown of "color".

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 03:12 PM (u9gzs)

168 Op Ed proves that they're protesting & rioting.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:12 PM (sj3Ax)

169
So.... Della .... sugartits..... if I ask you for a sloppy blow job, . . . and you say "No"..... you've triggered sexual violence upon my person???


You havent thought this out very well ... have you.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:12 PM (NaV4z)

170 I feel as if I have been run over.

Posted by: Cup of endurance at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (W5DcG)

171 64 >>I can see this prof being like me, when I type something sarcastic three of four times in an email response, then do something else for a while, and then finally just answer with a terse comment, like 'will do'.
Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (lIU4e)

Even better: Over at TruthRevolt, they say that he answered her in less than a minute--and it does look like that's what the timestamps say.

http://tinyurl.com/q8kubu9

Posted by: m at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (G891H)

172 OK. So, even if these babies really are struggling for Justice in correcting real and imagined wrongs, how in the everloving fcuk does postponing exams bring about Justice for the Gentle Giants everywhere?

This is simply ludicrous. If this crap is truly indicative of the human capital that will be entering the work force and the "real world" in the next few years, they and we are really and truly boned.

Delicate wilting flower is too upset by bad things happening to people who kinda asked for it? Sure am glad these flakes didn't have to storm the beaches of Normandy, because my German isn't that good.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (/Ho8c)

173 When I was in college and they wanted to get out of finals, they at least had the decency to have the college sorority call in a bomb threat, AND leave an alarm clock in a shoe box in the hall.
Today's kids are too lazy.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (9221z)

174
It's setting them out in the horrible wilds of life naked, with their Achilles' cut and covered in bbq sauce.

*adds to manual on what to do to Certain People*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (JtwS4)

175 96 Iblis and Bob's House - there is no daddy, only two mommies.
Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 03:04 PM (r+7wo)

**********

Aha. Well, there you have it. Beaucoup de Snowflake d'especial.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (vgIRn)

176 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (oKE6c)

LOL

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (K4YiS)

You have javascript disabled/blocked. There's a script that grabs those links from Twitter and then turns them into images.

On Pale Moon with NoScript I get the same thing. If I'm on IE or Chrome (or Pale Moon w/o NoScript) I get the actual images.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (M1uf/)

177 It's setting them out in the horrible wilds of life naked, with their Achilles' cut and covered in bbq sauce.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM


And it's mental images like this one that keep me coming back here. LOL

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (knoK7)

178 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (K4YiS

Zombie,

Ace embedded the tweet. Do you have a scriptblocker that may be blocking it?

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (HDwDg)

179
"Rightwing Deathbeast"

Awesome idea for a tattoo on the arm of the Cruz Missile!
H/T IllTempered Cur

Posted by: Jmel at December 16, 2014 03:08 PM (cfFqn)








I can't take credit. I shamelessly stole it from one of you reprobates who used it several years ago in the comments.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (TIIx5)

180 Oberlin Students Fight for Academic Leniency

Dear Students:

In light of your impassioned arguments, I have, in fact, been moved to substitute a grading system more appropriate to the circumstances.

You're all failed. Don't darken my office or classroom again.

Prof. Hard-Knock

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (DT3rQ)

181 I studied for Finals between hands of Boure (Cajun gambling card game) and did fine. I don't know if that says more about me or the quality of my Louisiana University.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (3jmxp)

182 167 Oberlin has a total enrollment of 9200 with 20% being of "color". From their "facts" page but doesn't give a breakdown of "color".

80% white white
10% pasty white
5% off-white
5% - "other"

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (7ObY1)

183 Oberlin has a total enrollment of 9200 with 20%
being of "color". From their "facts" page but doesn't give a breakdown
of "color".


Posted by: Vic


Pale pinkish is a color, last time I checked.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (/Ho8c)

184
This week, Oberlin students have been working on a list of demands to present to the administration. The demands currently include instituting weighted referenda* for students of color, creating central spaces for deans to meet with students on a weekly basis, and giving students the power to hire and fire the position of the Dean of Students.

*their votes counting more than non-students of color**

**15th Amendment what now?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (kdS6q)

185 Math professor.

Awesome.

Posted by: Y-not at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (9BRsg)

186
The lil' Lefty emailer cites The Daily Caller to make her case.

Strange times...

Posted by: CJ at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (9KqcB)

187 Nope. No Daddy.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:03 PM (NaV4z)


So which mommy squeezed her out the chute, and which one wielded the turkey baster? The DNA, they probably got from Hector's stash.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (8Fl6F)

188
The shocking part is that she is not self aware enough to notice how silly she looks by posting the email exchange.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (NtzGn)

189 Am I the only moron amused by the irony of old eyed morons complaining about the text in a post about millenial snowflakes complaining about taking a test on time.

Posted by: DaveA at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (DL2i+)

190
Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z

Della is actually remarkably high functioning ...

Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (Hd5n8)

191
Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z

Della is actually remarkably high functioning ...

Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (Hd5n8)

192 The petition, which was first circulated across Facebook and via email on Tuesday, calls for the College to institute a "no-fail mercy period" that would eliminate all failing grades and make a C the lowest possible grade a student could receive.

I was pretty sure this was the standard at most US universities anyway. D's are demeaning, f's are racist.

Posted by: Apple Martin and Moonunit Zappa at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (5buP8)

193 That. verbatim. Are you saying that other users actually can see the image, and not just the URL of the image?? If so, how is this function achieved.



Cardboard memership level.

Seriously, it shows on the main page with Opera Mini, before clicking "Comments".

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (RJzmI)

194 There's a lot of great stuff about telling a decent child "No" at an early age: Establishing boundaries, teaching self-control, etc.

Even a rotten kid incapable of learning those things will, at the very least, learn how to do things for him or herself after being told, "No."

Twenty years from now she might realize this professor did her a favor, but I'm not counting on it.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (uqV2n)

195 On Pale Moon with NoScript I get the same thing. If I'm on IE or Chrome (or Pale Moon w/o NoScript) I get the actual images.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (M1uf/)

----

Revenge of the Ampersands

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (NaV4z)

196 The DNA, they probably got from Hector's stash.


Or maybe from the inner walls of The Barrel.

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (doBIb)

197 Any chance she will Facebook her tits? I'm asking for a friend.

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (oDCMR)

198 Dear Della Kurzer-Zlotnick,

HA HA!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (lN8KC)

199 I'm still laughing at her ridiculously patronizing opinion of the black students of Oberlin.

Posted by: no good deed at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (w3a0Z)

200 WAIT.

"No" is now violent language?

Then every girl on campus who says "No" to sex is committing sexual assault.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:16 PM (wtvvX)

201 In a just world, these two would be summarily laughed at and drummed out.

In our world, they'll probably end up becoming highly ranked government bureaucrats or politicians.

Posted by: Gaff at December 16, 2014 03:16 PM (jPS2y)

202 I'm half quarter-Cuban on my mother's side.
So, I'm technically a Latina.

It's been very difficult for my people with, you know, all the racism and whatnot.

Posted by: White Chick McSoDamnWhite at December 16, 2014 03:16 PM (ZPrif)

203 80% white white
10% pasty white
5% off-white
5% - "other"


...yeah, that's about right.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 03:16 PM (DT3rQ)

204 Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:06 PM (mf5HN)

When I was 15.5 years old my dad dropped me off at a McDonalds and said "come out when you have a job." (In fairness it was a hiring day.)

I may be an abject failure* after that, but I at least got a job and learned that sometimes life is shitty and hard.

*Not a total failure, I never told y'all but I actually have a job interview on Friday at the Ivy-League wannabe down the road for a grunt level staff position.
Problem is job would barely be break even when you consider childcare, and slow down the dissertation writing. So I'm not 100% sure about it. I'm going to meet with them, see what they think my chances are of climbing the ladder and go from there.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (HDwDg)

205 Munchausen by proxy

& here I thought it was more like Down's by proxy.

Speaking of which, where's Gabe to provide some well-reasoned insights as to why these students probably aren't suffering from the long-term effects of shaken baby syndrome?

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (MbqmP)

206 The petition, which was first circulated across Facebook and via email on Tuesday, calls for the College to institute a "no-fail mercy period" that would eliminate all failing grades and make a C the lowest possible grade a student could receive.


This is just like a friggin federal bailout of companies "too big to fail".


Our country is doomed.

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (doBIb)

207 The professor obviously saw no percentage in writing a more lengthy response.

*face palms* One of her mothers is an astrologer? Oy vey! Let me guess this synagogue they go to is one of the Madonna Neu Kabbala ersatz synagogues?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (CpRK8)

208 Ace, the text is too small. You should...

No.

Posted by: Ace's Crack Editorial Staff at December 16, 2014 03:11 PM


This cries out for some Grumpy Cat photoshop.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (knoK7)

209 Even better: Over at TruthRevolt, they say that he answered her in less than a minute--and it does look like that's what the timestamps say.



Sounds like he has a copy and paste template all ready to go.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (RJzmI)

210 Lord Humungous is going to have sooo many new hood ornaments for his car that he's going to need his own warehouse 13.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (FMbng)

211 >>>I really need to start writing these people's names down so I can make sure that if I'm ever in a position to hire them, I don't.
Posted by: Austin in TX


if the name has a dash, toss the resume in the trash

Posted by: J Cochran at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (KHo8t)

212 Why should I have to take exams when all my broheims are out looting?

Posted by: Screechy Coddled Millenial at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (wAQA5)

213 Am I the only moron amused by the irony of old eyed morons complaining
about the text in a post about millenial snowflakes complaining about
taking a test on time.
---

Apparently you're the only one who doesn't see a difference between a physical limitation and an emotional one.

Posted by: Y-not at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (9BRsg)

214 80% white white
10% pasty white
5% off-white
5% - "other"
Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (7ObY1)


Large portions of my ample body are covered with ink - surely that qualifies me as "partially-colored," H8er.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (vgIRn)

215 She makes my concern for the future of 'merica a lot less.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (WNERA)

216 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (kdS6q

Deans meeting with students wouldn't be a bad policy for most universities.

I think if deans met with more students whole programs might start to be eliminated for "failure to teach anything useful."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (HDwDg)

217 Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist (Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit".



Other mother was Fawn Lebowitz.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (RJzmI)

218 Large portions of my ample body are covered with ink - surely that qualifies me as "partially-colored," H8er.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM



Sort of a Do It Yourself minority status?

Posted by: huerfano at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (bAGA/)

219 Heh
I'm going to get nck to ask one of the nun teachers at her school to hold up Friday midterms for that reason
See what happens

Posted by: Navpopojoe at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (MaUQj)

220 Suck it up, Buttercups.

Posted by: toby928(C) at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (rwI+c)

221 Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (doBIb

Fuck that noise.

Do to..well a complicated story, I entered my PhD program on probation.

If I got anything lower than a B I was out on my ass.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (HDwDg)

222 One day soon we hope to be free from the chains of injustice which keep you, our peers, from looking us in the eye and remarking upon what has just happened in your mouth.

Posted by: Mega at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (sOWAS)

223 This is what happens when a daughter is raised with no positive, strong male in the house.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (wtvvX)

224 Behold the Future Leaders of America.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Mr. Rogers at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (0HooB)

225 I saw Lesbian Moonrabbits open for, etc

Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (RYMED)

226 See what happens


Do the nuns have steel or wooden rulers?

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (doBIb)

227 I suppose he could have gone all retro and said: "Nuts."

Or perhaps the fave of my mom: "Not only no, but hell no."

Seems these special snowflakes probably ought to be said NO to a few more times before they are let out in the real world.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (g+qqc)

228 What a bunch of pussies.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (2Ojst)

229 223 This is what happens when a daughter is raised with no positive, strong male in the house.
Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:19 PM (wtvvX)

Or my mom with the lightening wooden spoon of death.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (g+qqc)

230 57 Della Street, Perry Mason's secretary, as played by Barbara Hale, was pretty cute, you know.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
__________________

The original casting choice--Alan Hale playing Della Street--just didn't work quite right.

Posted by: Furious George at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (UlJ3l)

231 if the name has a dash, toss the resume in the trash

Posted by: J Cochran at December 16, 2014 03:17 PM (KHo8t)


If the name isn't two, you know what to do.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (oKE6c)

232 She should have asked him to reconsider his response.

Then he could have followed up with "HELL no."

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (wtvvX)

233 You do understand, don't you all, that the Cultural Revolution in China started exactly like this -- the students sized control of the universities and humiliating and bossing around their professors -- right?

We are currently in the midst, right now, of a communist revolution happening in this country. Today. Now.

But strangely, incredibly, most of the country IS NOT EVEN AWARE that we are in the midst of a communist revolution. This is unique in history.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (K4YiS)

234 Seriously, though -- most of the Alinskyite Left is made up of these weak-ass wussies. We should be kicking their ass.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (ZPrif)

235 Perhaps we should nominate Prof. Raney for some leadership position. Say, oh, I dunno . . . president?

(Yes, I know how well having another "academic" has worked for us since 2008. But in his 1-word answer, Raney showed more courage and sense than Capt. SCOAMF has shown in his entire career.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (8rl/J)

236 All I had to see was the hyphenated last name of the student and that told me all I needed to know.

Posted by: CourtesyFlush at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (T8dAj)

237 No means No!

Posted by: Bob Belcher at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (3jmxp)

238 We feel you, Ferguson, and we delayed our exams in support of The Cause!

Time for a joyous walk in an Oakland park...

Posted by: Student Body SJW's at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (s7rRm)

239 Am I the only moron amused by the irony of old eyed morons complaining

about the text in a post about millenial snowflakes complaining about

taking a test on time.
---

Apparently you're the only one who doesn't see a difference between a physical limitation and an emotional one.


Posted by: Y-not at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (9BRsg)

The problem is these new flat panel monitors like mine that have a default setting of 1600 x 900 that you can not change without messing up the format.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (u9gzs)

240 We need Mary Clogginstein to weigh in on this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (oKE6c)

241 Apparently you're the only one who doesn't see a difference between a physical limitation and an emotional one.
Posted by: Y-not at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (9BRsg)


Zooming in on stuff is a software limitation.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (MbqmP)

242 224

You're welcome.
Posted by: Mr. Rogers at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (0HooB)

********
I'm not sure that's fair.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (vgIRn)

243
While many Oberlin students were unable to come to an agreement with their professors, a small group of student-athletes of color successfully convinced the College Athletics Department to issue a statement in support of their peers. "We cannot tell you how to feel or how to respond, but we support you," the department wrote in an email to varsity athletes on Thursday. "We can hear you. We can see you. And we stand with you. We are proud to be associated with students who speak up for their beliefs and for the rights of others."




Yeah, well -- you know.
Posted by: The Oberlin College Athletics Department

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (kdS6q)

244 I think if deans met with more students whole programs might start to be eliminated for "failure to teach anything useful."Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (HDwDg) You are under the mistaken impression that Universities see their reason for existance to be educating young people.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96)

245 This is what happens when a
daughter is raised with no positive, strong
male in the house.
Posted by: Tex Lovera

Or discipline. Or boundaries. Or anything else that makes a pupa-stage homo sapiens into a useful member of society.

Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (RYMED)

246 Or my mom with the lightening wooden spoon of death.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (g+qqc)


She wasn't Italian by any chance, was she? My aunts had wooden spoons with 30rd mags.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (FMbng)

247 Della Kurzer-Zlotnick's GoFundMe page:

http://tinyurl.com/mswgx3y

A taste:

"Hi everyone!

My name is Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, and I'm 18. My biggest passion is social justice and community organizing. My social justice journey started with the youth group at my synagogue, Shir Tikvah. I had the social action position on the board when I was 15, and I didn't really know what that meant-- I just knew I cared about social change and progress. Through my synagogue, I spent time working with other high schoolers to raise awareness about homelessness and economic injustice."

Followed by the Triple Crown of millennial causes, bullying, gay marriage, racism

Posted by: Average Joe at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (3mHQJ)

248 Or my mom with the lightening wooden spoon of death.
Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:20 PM (g+qqc)

-----

Wooden spoons and wire flyswater handles.

Building Americas character one swat at a time.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (NaV4z)

249 I've gone to court with the flu and taken depositions with a high fever, and these pussies can't take a fcuking law exam because they have the vapors over a news story? Kiss my pasty white ass, you pansy-assed limp-wristed milksops.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (2Ojst)

250 We need Mary Clogginstein to weigh in on this.
Huh. We need AtC to weigh in on this:

I saw Lesbian Moonrabbits open for, etc

Posted by: Della Kurzer-Zlotnick at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (Spluw)

251 >>You do understand, don't you all, that the Cultural Revolution in China
started exactly like this -- the students sized control of the
universities and humiliating and bossing around their professors --
right?


Good point, zombie.
*shivers*
We are so screwed.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (ABcz/)

252 Hey, guess what, cupcakes, sometimes bad things happen and the world has to operate anyway.

Cupcakes?!?

Stand and deliver!

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (Ua6T/)

253 Imagine how much studying she could have done in the time it took to (poorly) write that sniveling email? Or helping some of her friends-of-color-mostly-African-Americans study, 'cause, you know, they're hurting so bad...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (5buP8)

254
Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick
---
Surelya denizen of Battleboro VT

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (/eTPT)

255 Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist

(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z

Della is actually remarkably high functioning ...

Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (Hd5n

This girl and Lena Dunham put the sanity of every Oberlin student into question... How did conservatives like Barry One survive? For some reason scenes from Idiocracy come to mind, one sane person staring in disbelief at the crazy.

Posted by: LizLem at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (yRwC8)

256 235 Perhaps we should nominate Prof. Raney for some leadership position. Say, oh, I dunno . . . president?
(Yes, I know how well having another "academic" has worked for us since 2008. But in his 1-word answer, Raney showed more courage and sense than Capt. SCOAMF has shown in his entire career.)
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (8rl/J)



I used to get requests to move the administration of an exam all the time, for various reasons. I always offered to move it up as far as they'd like, either for the whole class (rare) or for some Precious Snowflake (all too common). After a while, no one ever asked. I guess the word was out.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (oKE6c)

257 Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96

Universities need to create donors.

The programs do not create donors.

Ergo: replace them with more engineering programs.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (HDwDg)

258 But strangely, incredibly, most of the country IS NOT EVEN AWARE that we are in the midst of a communist revolution. This is unique in history.Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (K4YiS) Most people don't know who the VP is. So why would they know about that?

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (xWW96)

259
It's risky to extrapolate from a sample set of four, but I have a handful of Oberlin friends.

They're all Red Diaper babies, from wealthy homes, went to (culturally socialist) Jewish summer camps.

They're lovely, interesting people, but they grew up in the ultimate bubble.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (JtwS4)

260 My aunts had wooden spoons with 30rd mags.


Filled with 5.56x45 splinter rounds?


Ouch!

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (doBIb)

261 My favorite part is that based on the timestamp of the response e-mail, it took the professor ONE MINUTE to respond.

Awesome.

Posted by: Bluedog803 at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (3ETm/)

262 All's I wanna do
Izza rooma-zoom-zoom
Anna boom-boom

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Sanitizer at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (3ZtZW)

263 I was pretty sure this was the standard at most US universities anyway. D's are demeaning, f's are racist.

Evidently, this is true at Oberlin:
http://tinyurl.com/p93r2v5

Sounds like she's got nothing to worry about...

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (i0wGQ)

264 It's 1968 all over again.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (W5DcG)

265 This is what happens when a daughter is raised with no positive, strong male in the house.

This is what happens when any child is reared without regard to logic and philosophy, where "social justice" is spoken of without irony and eye-rolling, and "ask[ing] ... about her two mothers" is considered bullying.

Nevertheless, I blame her. She has her own brain. She can learn and reason all on her own. At some point she should have come across the concepts of Chesterton's Fence and Occam's Razor (even if not by those names) and thought, "huh, why might (for instance) NYPD officers choke a man out in full view of cameras they knew were recording? Might it be possible that they had justification which I have not been shown?"

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (M1uf/)

266 But strangely, incredibly, most of the country IS NOT EVEN AWARE that we are in the midst of a communist revolution. This is unique in history.Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (K4YiS) I think we'll notice this new communist revolution ifstudents start mass murdering their professors. Mass murder is a kind of tell for those sorts of things.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (f56b1)

267 Maybe if she used the gang rape meme things would have gone better?

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (oDCMR)

268 Well if Russia does implode and takes the anemic global economy with it. I seriously doubt anyone for the next decade will have enough spare time from surviving to even listen to all these special snowflakes as they die much like deer in a deep Michigan winter after eating everything edible.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (CpRK8)

269 Posted by: The Oberlin College Athletics Department


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (kdS6q)

What the hell "sports" are there at Oberlin?
Lesbian Golf?Lesbian Soccer?Lesbian Field Hockey?

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (wtvvX)

270 Wooden spoons and wire flyswater handles.

Building Americas character one swat at a time.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:23 PM (NaV4z)

Having five kids in eight years do that to you. Doesn't matter which one you hit, either. The message gets through just the same.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (g+qqc)

271 255 Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z
Della is actually remarkably high functioning ...
Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (Hd5n




This story just keeps getting better and better. Unless ... we're being played by some leftist scam artist who's making up the whole thing.

Hmmm.


Either way, it IS entertaining.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (oKE6c)

272 My mom would grab me and my older sister and knock our heads together. Wooden spoons? pfft.

Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (RYMED)

273 Give them their trophy and then fail them.

Posted by: Mega at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (hHFOx)

274 We are currently in the midst, right now, of a communist revolution happening in this country. Today. Now.

Quite right. Suddenly I feel the need to buy a Washington Redskins t-shirt.

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (Ua6T/)

275 What these student douches are demanding is to be accommodated for being politically correct. As long as they pursue the PC line, they think the system should get in line and foster that.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (MMC8r)

276 You know what happens when Special Snowflakes never hear the word "No"?

You're in a Target (as I was today), and two kids are screeching and yelling non-stop, while the mother unit pretends not to hear them and keeps imploring the brats to put the stuff back on the shelves they were tossing on the floor.

You could literally hear the little bastards all over the store.

I had to stop myself from going up to the "mother" and saying, "Give me five minutes with your kids. That's all I'm asking."

Jeebus. We've got a whole new generation of spoiled, entitled brats we'll be dealing with.

And get off my damned lawn!


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (FsuaD)

277 Or discipline. Or boundaries. Or anything else that makes a pupa-stage homo sapiens into a useful member of society.

Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (RYMED)


But at least she has excellent self-esteem.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (0NdlF)

278 264 It's 1968 all over again.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (W5DcG)

Except that those hippies had actually encountered real education before going moonbat crazy. And smelly. Yeah, mostly smelly.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (g+qqc)

279 255 Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z
Della is actually remarkably high functioning ...
Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:14 PM (Hd5n



How come the photo only shows the upper half of her face?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (oKE6c)

280 Ergo: replace them with more engineering programs.Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:24 PM (HDwDg) But engineering is hard, Women's studies is easy.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (xWW96)

281 28 Someone wasn't spanked enough.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 02:57 PM (9221z)


It's looking like the better part of an entire generation.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizarro World at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (UtwNa)

282 Bigby, leave my name out of your drabbles please.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (CpRK8)

283 No, nope, negative, negatory, not a chance, no way, never.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (3jmxp)

284 >>>Or discipline. Or boundaries. Or anything else that makes a pupa-stage homo sapiens into a useful member of society.

They just put the potty in the middle of the room and waited for the kid to figure it out

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Sanitizer at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (3ZtZW)

285 FYI for Vic, if you're still around: Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the + or - keys to embiggen/enshrinken stuff in your browser. (it works most of the time)

Posted by: irright at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (8GKDa)

286 I wonder how the thespians punished Della when she was unruly...make her wash all the toys?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (5buP8)

287 Followed by the Triple Crown of millennial causes, bullying, gay marriage, racism.

Well, her letter comprises two outta three: bullying and racism.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (ABcz/)

288 Or maybe from the inner walls of The Barrel.

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:15 PM (doBIb)


Doubt it. The kid would have turned out better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (8Fl6F)

289 @214 Large portions of my ample body are covered with ink - surely that qualifies me as "partially-colored," H8er.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (vgIRn)
-------------------------

So...

You're saying that you're into black face?

H8t3r.


Also, that hash linked with that sock is just *WRONG!*

^^;;

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (UWFpX)

290 Oh, Jane, I once grabbed a kids arm in a restaurant and told him to sit down and shut up. Should have seen the look of horror on his face.

And he did.

Guess nobody ever tried that on him before.

Lucky I didn't end up in jail.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (g+qqc)

291 Or maybe from the inner walls of The Barrel.

Anything bred or mis-created from The Barrel would be intimately familiar with the word No. Ok with the screamed NOoooo!

Posted by: DaveA at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (DL2i+)

292 152 Seriously, this is just like the #illridewithyou chick, a sort of Munchausen by proxy response to "racism" or "bigotry" that didn't happen directly to either of these gals.
But they're sure, so sure, that there must be some potential slight somewhere that they fight it like Don Quixote fighting windmills and using social media to ensure others can appreciate their efforts on behalf of brown people everywhere.
Posted by: Lizzy


BINGO!

And incredibly she doesn't see that this makes her a racist - stealing the victimhood of the appointed oppressees for herself, and wearing it like a cloak.

She's racist in THREE different ways:

1. She claims to speak for black people, because apparently they're too dumb to speak for themselves.

2. She claims that blacks are too mentally unfit for college;

3. She steals their victimhood status for herself.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (K4YiS)

293 Dear Professor Raney,

In light of your previous response, I wonder if you would reconsider your position at least for those of us who have been fake-raped by mustachioed College Republicans?

Posted by: Delia Kurzer-Zlotnick at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (nFdGS)

294 The students are "hurting beyond belief" because a legal decision affecting people they don't even know didn't go their way?

Hyperbole much?

These kids need a heavy dose of reality, stat.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (/Ho8c)

295 "Through my synagogue, I spent time working with other high
schoolers to raise awareness about homelessness and economic injustice."

Out here in the SF Bay Area, elite liberal yuppie parents are absolutely squirmingly desperate to find ways to distinguish their brats at university application time.

Top grades and SAT scores just aren't enough, because grade inflation and test coaching have erased most such distinctions between top performing high schoolers.

So it's down to the extracurriculars. Music and athletics used to be the ticket. But not any longer. Now it's absolutely got to be something "social justice" related -- for instance, exactly like Della Kurzner-Zlotnick's silly schtick of "homelessness awareness".

This is funny at least in part because many of the parents of the applicants in question are essentially absolutely ruthless capitalist robber barons who would eviscerate puppies for a few extra bucks on the IPO price.

Yet they will, I kid you not, go on to spend tons of money to set up actual charitable foundations, whose only real purpose is to front for their kids in various fashionable liberal nonsense to impress the Ivy admissions offices.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (noWW6)

296 He seems to be a math prof, BTW.

Good. The only area of sanity left in academia.

He's a "Visiting Assistant Professor". Looks to be about 48. Got his BS in 1990 but PhD in 2002.

I don't know what his story is. A VAP is usually fresh out of grad school and can't find a job. He obviously isn't. As a VAP, he has no hope for tenure or promotion of any kind. In fact, he might be on a time-limit in that his position isn't infinitely renewable like a lecturer.

Still, there's always a dean or colleague who will insist on treating students like elementary school kids and gently suggest that there's a lawsuit in your future if you don't.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (L2xDv)

297 16 By the way, crazy PA shooter found dead, probably by his own hand, in a wooded area near his house.

Which is like a mile from mine.

I'm glad it's over. (High school here was actually closed today because of this guy.)

Not surprised he offed himself, but I was hoping for earthly justice. But I guess God's dealt with him now.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at December 16, 2014 02:55 PM (r+7wo)

My brother lives in Perkiomenville and they were on alert last night (cats staged at the windows to cough up furballs, weapons locked and loaded). Glad it's over.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (4bCZC)

298 Having five kids in eight years do that to you. Doesn't matter which one you hit, either. The message gets through just the same.
Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (g+qqc)

----

Word.

We got "collateralized" for stuff other siblings did all time.

Moms response??? "THIS is for something you did I DIDNT find out about."

I love my Mom.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (NaV4z)

299 One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit"


Ok, which one of you Morons made up this story? There is no way these people actually exist.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (B/VB5)

300 What the hell "sports" are there at Oberlin?
Lesbian Golf?Lesbian Soccer?Lesbian Field Hockey?
Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (wtvvX)

************

Then, there are those which need no modifiers.

Posted by: Softball at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (vgIRn)

301 Anything bred or mis-created from The Barrel would be intimately familiar with the word No. Ok with the screamed NOoooo!

NOOOOOoooooooo!

Posted by: Vader at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (0NdlF)

302 >>> Della Kurzer-Zlotnick's GoFundMe page

For being raging socialist/marxists, they sure have this capitalism think down pat don't they? She probably has an iPhone too. It's only bougie when OTHERS do it!

Posted by: LizLem at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (yRwC8)

303 Oh, Jane, I once grabbed a kids arm in a restaurant and told him to sit down and shut up. Should have seen the look of horror on his face. And he did. Guess nobody ever tried that on him before. Lucky I didn't end up in jail.
Posted by: tcn in AK

I think that this is part of the problem. Parents ave been interefered with, and even arrested. And you think that kids won't figure out that they can get away with crap while out shopping that they couldn't oterwise?

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (Spluw)

304 "Drabbles"?

OK now I'm teh Triggerd

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Sanitizer at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (3ZtZW)

305 I was an undergrad at NYU on 9/11. Classes were scheduled to continue as normal and onlycanceledafter Giuliani shut down the city below 14th St. But no, I can see why two cops not getting indicted would make it difficult for law students to study.

Posted by: Brian at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (b7GF2)

306 You do understand, don't you all, that the Cultural Revolution in China started exactly like this -- the students sized control of the universities and humiliating and bossing around their professors -- right?

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (K4YiS)


To be fair, back then the universities were places where people went to actually learn stuff.

Posted by: Teh Edukated Hatt at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (lN8KC)

307 226. or wooden rulers?

Wooden
Her 6th period math teacher has already given her a taste of "sit down shut up" therapy with it

Old hard core nuns don't play with little girls

Posted by: Navpopojoe at December 16, 2014 03:29 PM (MaUQj)

308 I don't know what his story is. A VAP is usually fresh out of grad school and can't find a job. He obviously isn't. As a VAP, he has no hope for tenure or promotion of any kind. In fact, he might be on a time-limit in that his position isn't infinitely renewable like a lecturer.


What's he got lose by being real with miss Della?

Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (doBIb)

309 My aunts had wooden spoons with 30rd mags.



Pikers. The lot of you. My aunt and my mom bought matching sets with grapeshot rounds.

Best if cousins didn't stand too close.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (RJzmI)

310 Or discipline. Or boundaries. Or anything else that makes a pupa-stage homo sapiens into a useful member of society.
Posted by: Secundus at December 16, 2014 03:22 PM (RYMED)

--------------------------
That's the thing! If you boil it down to evolutionary reductionism, the selfish reason to have and raise children is so you have a useful member of society to take care of you when you can't take care of yourself.

It's astounding that so many people would choose to raise a child in such a manner that the child would be emotionally incapable of taking care of a demented parent, but that's probably going to happen when the traditional roles of disciplinarian and comforter are blurred. Or merged in the case of the single mom, which is far more often the case.

Posted by: Oschisms at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (uqV2n)

311 Yeah, Oberlin's reputation is taking some big hits this month.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (9221z)

312 290
Oh, Jane, I once grabbed a kids arm in a restaurant and told him to sit
down and shut up. Should have seen the look of horror on his face.



And he did.



Guess nobody ever tried that on him before.



Lucky I didn't end up in jail.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (g+qqc)


No kidding. I run into these brats and their idiot parents every where I go. What the f*ck ever happened to teaching your kids to be quiet when out in public? To showing other people respect? It makes you wonder how the hell they act at home.

Freaking PC, entitled parents. Grrrrrrrr.....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (FsuaD)

313 I'll vote for anybody who will end student loans for the social sciences.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (MMC8r)

314 As it turns out the whiny little student is a already a dedicated SJW: Example:

Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, a senior at St. Paul's Central High School, said
she was bullied as a seventh-grader because her two moms are lesbians.

Posted by: George Orwell at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (1BQGO)

315 "No".

I like this man.

Posted by: Talibill at December 16, 2014 03:30 PM (FGZtn)

316 Della Kurzer-Zlotnick's GoFundMe page

obvious resume padding for the college apps

Posted by: brak at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (Tj+s6)

317
My name is Della Kurzer-Zlotnick, and I'm 18. My biggest passion is social justice and community organizing. My social justice journey started with the youth group at my synagogue, Shir Tikvah. I had the social action position on the board when I was 15, and I didn't really know what that meant-- I just knew I cared about social change and progress.



She knew the word needed to be changed. At age 15. The ones who enable these dipshits, they're the ones we go after first.

Posted by: CJ at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (9KqcB)

318 I love my Mom.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (NaV4z)

She still makes me crazy, but I love the old bird.

Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (g+qqc)

319 Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:26 PM (FsuaD)

I seriously don't get how parents can let their kids behave like that.

I have a 7yr old with very severe ADHD. His sister can be a right terror (by my estimation). Yet almost everywhere we go we're stopped by the older generation and thanked for the behavior of our children.

Of course, it could have something to do with the fact that if my kids had tried that, not only would they have ended up putting the products back on the shelves- they then would have been marched to the restroom and received thorough spankings.

And possibly again when we got home.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (M1uf/)

320
Am I the only moron amused by the irony of old eyed morons complaining

about the text in a post about millenial snowflakes complaining about

taking a test on time.
---

Apparently you're the only one who doesn't see a difference between a physical limitation and an emotional one.


I'm pretty sure your keyboards got Ctrl +, Ctrl -, Ctrl 0 and that they'll work in your browser.

Posted by: DaveA at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (DL2i+)

321 Large portions of my ample body are covered with ink - surely that qualifies me as "partially-colored," H8er.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 16, 2014 03:18 PM (vgIRn)


Well, I'd say Lena was "disfigured", but that presupposes that she has a "figure". So, I'm stumped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (8Fl6F)

322 Yet they will, I kid you not, go on to spend tons of money to set up actual charitable foundations, whose only real purpose is to front for their kids in various fashionable liberal nonsense to impress the Ivy admissions offices.
Posted by: torquewrench


WTF?

Posted by: Boy Scout Eagle projects and Girl Scout Gold Awards at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (Spluw)

323 word = world

Posted by: CJ at December 16, 2014 03:31 PM (9KqcB)

324
Over 100 Oberlin students occupied the Board of Trustees forum in Stevenson Dining Hall on Thursday, crowding along the walls and dispersing themselves throughout the space in order to ensure that their voices would be heard.

Many of the students who spoke at the forum demanded the Board take accountability for what they viewed to be the Boards apathetic approach, as well as for the racist microaggressions that some used in their responses.

Hands up, several students of color shouted when they heard language they identified as violent or oppressive. Dont shoot, the rest of the demonstrators yelled back.

Other students passed out a list of demands to the trustees. The demands called for divestment from companies that profit from Israels occupation of Palestine, creation of a scholarship program for undocumented students, a ban on fracking on College-owned property and the official formation of an Asian-American studies minor.

http://tinyurl.com/n55e5oq

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (kdS6q)

325 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (K4YiS)

You have javascript disabled/blocked.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon


No, I DON'T have JavaScript blocked. I have checked that several times, including now, and it is definitely turned ON.

This only happens specifically with twitter images.

Could it be because I don't have a Twitter account? Does twitter block non-users from seeing twitter images?

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (K4YiS)

326 Last time I checked, "White" is a color....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX (@Teresa_Koch) at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (PZ6/M)

327
I had to stop myself from going up to the "mother" and saying, "Give me five minutes with your kids. That's all I'm asking."

---
Where does THAT line form?

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (/eTPT)

328 I dunno, if these peoplereally are trying to get around to putting all the wrongthink folks in camps, I like my chances.
I'm not sure how well a revolution led by folks who can't handle exams because of a news story are going to respond to gunfire.

Posted by: Austin in TX at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (/6EeB)

329 These law students are the future lawyers of tomorrow. So let me make sure I understand this. These future lawyers can't take their exams because of all the stress and trauma of what they have already predetermined to be ethically charged racial murders. So what happens to these special snowflakes when they are sitting in a court of law trying such cases? Will they be too emotionally stricken that they won't be able to function in court? Do these idiots even realize the statement they are making to future employers?

Posted by: Havedash at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (gvqyH)

330 But at least she has excellent self-esteem.

And that's what it's all about, boys and girls.

Don't let your parents tell you otherwise. They don't know anything, especially Daddy.

Posted by: Mr. Rogers at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (0HooB)

331 Anyone else notice that it took him one minute to reply?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (B3QKg)

332 Bigby, how can you Trigger if you have your Safety on?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (CpRK8)

333 "We are scared, but no longer will we be spectators to injustice. . . ."

No longer will you have the prospect of being a college graduate either, dumbass.

Posted by: West at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (1Rgee)

334 My favorite Bad Santa quote:

Kid: Your beard's not real.
Willie: No Shit! It was real, but I got sick and all the hair fell out.
Kid: How come?
Willie: I loved a woman who wasn't clean.
Kid: Mrs. Santa?
Willie: No it was her sister.

Posted by: Super Creepy Rob Lowe at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (oDCMR)

335 Meh
My mom is from Mexico
I suffered under the threat of the chancla

And there is no cover to be had when it was thrown

Posted by: Navpopojoe at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (MaUQj)

336 Word.

We got "collateralized" for stuff other siblings did all time.

Moms response??? "THIS is for something you did I DIDNT find out about."

I love my Mom.



I'm suddenly remembering that scene from "Nothing to Lose" with Martin Lawrence. His mom slaps the shit out of him for coming home late, and then she slaps Tim Robbins.

"Owwww!!! What was that for?"

"You got that because you was with him!!!"


Posted by: EC at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (doBIb)

337 Heh. I remember the Sister who taught me in 4th grade absolutely going medeival on one kid's ass (and he deserved it, the jerk). She was crusty as hell, but come Hell or high water, you learned what you needed to learn...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (wtvvX)

338 I'm not sure how well a revolution led by folks who can't handle exams because of a news story are going to respond to gunfire.



Like a Ford Pinto with vapor lock.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (RJzmI)

339 BREAKING: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has privately apologized to GOP senators for interrupting their holiday schedules by his surprise tactics that effectively brought the Senate into session over the weekend - @politico

Posted by: Meremortal at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (1Y+hH)

340 I don't know what his story is. A VAP is usually fresh out of grad school and can't find a job. He obviously isn't. As a VAP, he has no hope for tenure or promotion of any kind. In fact, he might be on a time-limit in that his position isn't infinitely renewable like a lecturer.

I had a couple of Profs like this back when I bothered to attend college. In both cases, they were already rich and had retired- they were being Professors because they were bored.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (M1uf/)

341
Della Kurzer-Zlotnick's GoFundMe page

1) Form a desire to go to special, expensive Social Justice camp.

b) Ponder ways to fund it.

iii) Get a fvcking job!

D) Learn values of discipline and savings.

12) Realize that your desire for social justice has been excised by your newfound familiarity with Reality.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (JtwS4)

342 339 BREAKING: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has privately apologized to GOP senators for interrupting their holiday schedules by his surprise tactics that effectively brought the Senate into session over the weekend - @politico
Posted by: Meremortal at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (1Y+hH)

What a RINO.

Posted by: HoboJerk, The State Loves You at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (FA3Z7)

343
Even better: Over at TruthRevolt, they say that he answered her in less than a minute--and it does look like that's what the timestamps say.
****
That's great.

I usually have to write up the sarcastic responses to make myself happy first.

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 03:34 PM (lIU4e)

344 331Anyone else notice that it took him one minute to reply?Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (B3QKg) He had to mop the coffee off his keyboard before he answered.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (xWW96)

345 290 Oh, Jane, I once grabbed a kids arm in a restaurant and told him to sit down and shut up. Should have seen the look of horror on his face.
And he did.
Guess nobody ever tried that on him before.
Lucky I didn't end up in jail.
Posted by: tcn in AK, almost at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (g+qqc)



Once I was walking down a street in Berkeley when an oncoming kid (ca. 10-12) playing with a stalk of a rubber plant (I think; something flexible, like a piece of rubber hose) hitting things, just as he got next to me, suddenly hit me right across the groin with the damned thing.

I doubled up in pain, then grabbed the kid and lifted him off the ground, shook him (restraining the powerful urge to smack him), then put him back down and walked off.

The kid's reaction? Fear? No. Embarrassment? No. Contrition? Hell no. Astonishment. He couldn't have looked more astonished if I'd unzipped my jacket and produced another head.

I was probably 20 yards away before he recovered from his astonishment, and then called me every name in the book at the top of his lungs.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (oKE6c)

346
My aunts had wooden spoons with 30rd mags.










For me, it was a leftover piece of baseboard from one of my parents' reflooring projects.

Worst part was being told "go get the paddle and bring it to me".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (TIIx5)

347 178 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:09 PM (K4YiS

Zombie,

Ace embedded the tweet. Do you have a scriptblocker that may be blocking it?
Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks!


I am never able to see the image content of tweets. Usually I am also not able to see the text of a tweet, but instead a link to the Tweet's specific URL rather than the actual tweet.

At the linked URL, I can see the Tweet, but not embedded her (or any other non-Twitter page).

I have NEVER been able to see embedded tweets. It was not until 5 minutes ago that I realized to my horror that other people CAN se embedded tweets. I guess I've been missing half of the Internet.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (K4YiS)

348 He talked to Emily Renda.
Renda was the link between Erdely and Jackie.

Rolling Stone Source Says Reporter Misrepresented Another Part Of Article
Daily Caller http://tinyurl.com/mzojc7w


Renda, who brought Jackie’s story to Erdely’s attention, says that whereas she was “shoved around” by a couple of guys who she says were frustrated by an op-ed she wrote about her own sexual assault, Jackie reported her bar attack before she began speaking out openly on campus about her alleged gang-rape at the Phi Kappa Psi house.

Renda said that Jackie faced “retaliatory harassment” for her claims that she was gang-raped, not because she was giving sexual assault awareness presentations on campus.

The bottle attack on Jackie has never been independently confirmed and Renda declined to speculate if it was accurate.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (ZPrif)

349 How about student that take their exams on time get a bonus?

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (RizLv)

350 285
FYI for Vic, if you're still around: Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the +
or - keys to embiggen/enshrinken stuff in your browser. (it works most
of the time)


Posted by: irright at December 16, 2014 03:27 PM (8GKDa)


I have already done that long ago to the point where a slider bar is just before coming up.

Posted by: Vic at December 16, 2014 03:36 PM (u9gzs)

351 233 You do understand, don't you all, that the Cultural Revolution in China started exactly like this -- the students sized control of the universities and humiliating and bossing around their professors -- right?

We are currently in the midst, right now, of a communist revolution happening in this country. Today. Now.

But strangely, incredibly, most of the country IS NOT EVEN AWARE that we are in the midst of a communist revolution. This is unique in history.
Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:21 PM (K4YiS)


Damn straight.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2014 03:36 PM (zoehZ)

352
Lesbian Golf?
---
I'm better at the back nine holes than the front nine holes. But just to be clear,
there are no balls in lesbian golf...

Posted by: Della at December 16, 2014 03:36 PM (/eTPT)

353 F*** the Millennials (my generation). Get the ones that joined the military to burn it down, scatter the stones, and salt the earth where those idiots protested.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 16, 2014 03:36 PM (bRPUY)

354 Guess who...


Have you always wanted a glittery phallic shaped holiday decoration to accompany your tree or menorah?
Well tonight is your lucky night! The grand prize winner of Sex Trivia will take home a very special prize!

Posted by: RWC - Shopping for Justice! at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (fWAjv)

355 When I was in college and they wanted to get out of finals, they at least had the decency to have the college sorority call in a bomb threat, AND leave an alarm clock in a shoe box in the hall.
Today's kids are too lazy. Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:13 PM (9221z)************I think you might be risking jail time with that these days. Nobody did in college (I think in DC that would probably have been elevated) but I remember a ridiculous number of bomb threats in junior high and high school. None of which were anything more than students, clearly.

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (lIU4e)

356 Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (L2xDv

They say tenure is necessary for academic freedom.

I disagree. Tenure encourages robotic responses for 7 years.

Real academic freedom is not giving a flying fuck about tenure or whether they're going to fire you.

As I told one of my bosses "you don't need someone with tenure to run the IRB, you need someone who doesn't give a fuck about what others think. Now then, I'll be over here when you need me."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (HDwDg)

357 I think we'll notice this new communist revolution ifstudents start mass murdering their professors. Mass murder is a kind of tell for those sorts of things.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (f56b1)

Well, if that were to start happening, we shouldn't act rashly. Perhaps it is just a bunch of lone wolf students, and has no bearing on their beliefs or any larger movement. In fact, the professors themselves, being 95% liberal, should readily agree to not judge these lone wolf attacks harshly.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (Umbm+)

358 Higher education has become a special snowflake sanctuary.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (ds+fh)

359 A lot of this crap started when parents decided they needed to be their child's "friend" instead of a parent.

As we used to say to ours, "We'll be your friend when you've grown up, are on your own, and don't do anything to make us ashamed of you."

The vast number of parents I see in public are lazy, self-centered, and barely more mature than the hell-spawn they're inflicting on the rest of us.

/rant

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (FsuaD)

360 Do these idiots even realize the statement they are making to future employers?

Doesn't matter. It's Harvard and Columbia. They could write their exams in their own feces and firms would still hire them just to have an Ivy League grad in their attorney profiles. And the students know that.

Posted by: brak at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (Tj+s6)

361 I'm pretty distraught over here in the real world. I think I'll just skip this week's paychecks...

Posted by: Starbucks of Oberlin at December 16, 2014 03:37 PM (s7rRm)

362 These kids need a heavy dose of reality, stat.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (/Ho8c)


*standing at Parade Rest, off in the hallway*

Posted by: Gysgt. Hartmann at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (UtwNa)

363 How about student that take their exams on time get a bonus?

Posted by: Jean


Great idea! I suggest not automatically failing them.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (/Ho8c)

364 I'm guessing this wasn't the first such email he got and was tired of giving lengthy replies, and went with "no".

Soon enough it will probably be Fuck No, write me again and you get an automatic F you whiny little cunt!

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (0LHZx)

365 heh. when my siblings and I were young we used to love to get those paddles with the balls attached to a rubber band.
My mom loved us getting those as well.

Posted by: Talibill at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (FGZtn)

366 Oh, related to this topic; Lena Dunham is apparently scheduled to speak at sundance, at a panel about women. I know, you are all terribly surprised.

Posted by: LizLem at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (yRwC8)

367 For me, it was a leftover piece of baseboard from one of my parents' reflooring projects.

Worst part was being told "go get the paddle and bring it to me".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:35 PM (TIIx5)


For a kid that's like being asked to dig your own grave.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (FMbng)

368 What the hell "sports" are there at Oberlin?
Lesbian Golf?Lesbian Soccer?Lesbian Field Hockey?


Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 03:25 PM (wtvvX)


Squat tag in the asparagus patch?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (8Fl6F)

369 Zombie, it's like when I go to SF, there are so many things I am glad I don't see.

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 03:38 PM (RizLv)

370 It's why the white marxists are always trying to start a race war. They are too pussy (except for the rare Bill Ayers) for any actual violence -- but they think if they can control and direct black violence, then black dudes will do the violence part for them while they take a nap to recover from their 3rd panic attack of the day.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (ZPrif)

371 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (kdS6q)

If it were me, I'd answer with "F*ck you. You're all expelled."

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (K4YiS)

No, because how would twitter know? For some reason that script is failing. If you're 1000% sure that you don't have JavaScript blocked/turned off then there's something else.

Are you at work and twitter (but not ace) is blocked? That might do it. If your setup is old enough (I know people still using IE 5 and IE 6) that might do it, too. But at this point I'm throwing out random ideas.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (M1uf/)

372
Another sample statistics question:

If you roll Della's 2 Lesbian Mothers over 5 times, what is the chance that you will roll snake eyes at least once?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (NtzGn)

373 @310 It's astounding that so many people would choose to raise a child in such a manner that the child would be emotionally incapable of taking care of a demented parent, but that's probably going to happen when the traditional roles of disciplinarian and comforter are blurred. Or merged in the case of the single mom, which is far more often the case.
-------------------------

That's what nursing homes are for. Special snowflake suddenly forgets that her two mommies exist when they start mumbling and drooling in their senility.

And then sues the nursing home into non-existence after ignoring her mothers for ten years when she belatedly discovers that the nursing home has been neglecting her surviving mother.

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (UWFpX)

374 You got to give her credit for getting one thing right. It's not a request from "coddled millenials." It's a request from an entitled special snowflake. There's a difference.

Posted by: Bill Peschel at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (UrrCM)

375 You do understand, don't you all, that the Cultural Revolution in China started exactly like this -- the students sized control of the universities and humiliating and bossing around their professors -- right?


And later, Mao slaughtered the Red Guard like sheep when they became a political liability, many of the Red Guard still wearing the snazzy armbands Mao gave them to reward them for snitching on their teachers and friends.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (7ObY1)

376 These law students are the future lawyers of tomorrow. So let me make sure I understand this. These future lawyers can't take their exams because of all the stress and trauma of what they have already predetermined to be ethically charged racial murders. So what happens to these special snowflakes when they are sitting in a court of law trying such cases? Will they be too emotionally stricken that they won't be able to function in court? Do these idiots even realize the statement they are making to future employers?
Posted by: Havedash at December 16, 2014 03:33 PM (gvqyH)



To be fair, we bitched a blue streak when our one prof wanted us to come in on a Friday to work on a project because we'd all arranged our schedules to not have classes on Friday. As we explained to our professor, who was appalled that we were unwilling to work extra hours and what did we think being a lawyer was like, we were taking the last chance to be drunk by noon on Friday without it reflecting poorly on our job performance.

He found our argument persuasive and agreed that we could work on the project at the one local bar.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (mf5HN)

377 Oh, related to this topic; Lena Dunham is apparently scheduled to speak at sundance, at a panel about women. I know, you are all terribly surprised.
---

I wonder if she'll talk about vaginas? Oh, the suspense.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (ZPrif)

378 Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2014 03:28 PM (noWW6)

_____________

My babysitter has a 4.0 GPA, SATs off the charts. But still she was worried about getting into a top college since everyone and their brother has a 4.0 and good SATs.

So she went the social justice route as well...volunteering for homeless causes, breast cancer awareness, you name a cause, she did some work for it.

And it worked, she got a full ride to a top school. It's how the game is played.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:40 PM (0LHZx)

379 @370 - please go google 'Pull the Tregros' if you haven't heard it - snapshot of the early '70s and it summarizes (satirizes, but almost too close to truth) the situation you describe quite aptly.

Posted by: JEM at December 16, 2014 03:40 PM (o+SC1)

380 Are people getting some sense back?
MA judge overrules other judge that ruled Kosilek(spelling) is not entitled to have sex change surgery to become a woman. He killed wife in 1990 & in jail.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:40 PM (sj3Ax)

381 Did someone say something about their cups running over?

Posted by: Kate Upton's bra at December 16, 2014 03:41 PM (mPYNA)

382 I don't know how much time it took her to thoroughly put together that e-mail, with all the thought and nuance that she could muster, but it took less than 2 seconds to reply.

Eat it, chumps.

Posted by: Michael Raney at December 16, 2014 03:41 PM (78OXS)

383 The only job she's going to want to get is with the ACLU or some other shit SJW organization that this is the perfect audition for.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:41 PM (MMC8r)

384 @325 Could it be because I don't have a Twitter account? Does twitter block non-users from seeing twitter images?
---------------

No, I don't have an account, either. But I was able to see the image.

Have you ever tried to visit Twitchy? Have you been able to read the Twitter posts that are copied over to that site?

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (UWFpX)

385 "Ms. Kurzner-Zlotnick, what you've just said is one of the most insanely
idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling,
incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be
considered a rational though. Everyone in this room is now dumber
for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have
mercy on your soul."

Posted by: What the professor really wanted to say at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (yRwC8)

386 I'm not sure how well a revolution led by folks who can't handle exams because of a news story are going to respond to gunfire.

#HandsUpDontShoot

#OhGodTheyShotMe

#ImDyingImDying

#NvmRubberBullets

Posted by: Revolutionary at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (0NdlF)

387 Della Kurzer-Zlotnick's GoFundMe page

I knew I shouldn't have hurt my brain looking at that tripe.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (knoK7)

388 the best way to raise awareness about homelessness is elect a republican president. I doubt she worked towards this.

Posted by: X at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (KHo8t)

389 Tenure encourages robotic responses for 7 years.

Real academic freedom is not giving a flying fuck about tenure or whether they're going to fire you.


They'll just revoke your tenure in any case if you piss off the wrong people.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (MbqmP)

390 Out here in the SF Bay Area, elite liberal yuppie parents are absolutely squirmingly desperate to find ways to distinguish their brats at university application time.

Top grades and SAT scores just aren't enough, because grade inflation and test coaching have erased most such distinctions between top performing high schoolers.

So it's down to the extracurriculars. Music and athletics used to be the ticket. But not any longer. Now it's absolutely got to be something "social justice" related -- for instance, exactly like Della Kurzner-Zlotnick's silly schtick of "homelessness awareness".

This is funny at least in part because many of the parents of the applicants in question are essentially absolutely ruthless capitalist robber barons who would eviscerate puppies for a few extra bucks on the IPO price.

Yet they will, I kid you not, go on to spend tons of money to set up actual charitable foundations, whose only real purpose is to front for their kids in various fashionable liberal nonsense to impress the Ivy admissions offices.

Posted by: torquewrench


Not only would I like to subscribe to your newsletter, but I'd like to fund the skywriting version of it so every can read it in the sky.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (K4YiS)

391 These law students are the future lawyers of tomorrow.

Actually, they're not. That's not their goal anyway.

They're Ivy league law school graduates. They're getting their Super Special Snowflake degree.

They won't have to work as a *shudder* lawyer. No, they'll get an appointed position or work for the board of a nonprofit or just social justice the whole day through.

That's the system we've created.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (L2xDv)

392 Even Ms. South Africa's boobs are not worth waiting for a Daily Caller page to load properly. The most kludged-up overloaded spamfest of a site ever. Give me Ace's "early 2000's aesthetic" any day. DC is like Taboola during a DDOS attack.

Posted by: SocietyIs2Blane at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (QKIQb)

393 When I got out of exams, I did the old fashioned way...pretended I was sick with doctor's notes from a friend's cousin who as a podiatrist.

Kids today...fucking pikers

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (0LHZx)

394 383 The only job she's going to want to get is with the ACLU or some other shit SJW organization that this is the perfect audition for.
Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:41 PM (MMC8r)


Don't forget environmental law, so she can help all da widdle furry cweatures.

Posted by: Iblis at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (9221z)

395
heh. when my siblings and I were young we used to love to get those paddles with the balls attached to a rubber band.
My mom loved us getting those as well.
---
ours was warped...eventually

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (/eTPT)

396 Worst part was being told "go get the paddle and bring it to me".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


For a kid that's like being asked to dig your own grave.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads



And God forbid if you brought back something the size of a popsicle stick.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (RJzmI)

397 WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.

Ethanol isn't so green, either.

... just when you think you have a handle on things, you don't

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (4Pkdw)

398 I'm with Insty, this and the RS article (and UVA's quick reaction) are more proof that the higher education industry is crashing in upon itself. The sooner the better.

Posted by: SH at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (gmeXX)

399 >>The only job she's going to want to get is with the ACLU or some other
shit SJW organization that this is the perfect audition for.

Exactly. She is going to have a career "saving" people from themselves, even if they don't want her to do it. For Justice!

The key word in her description of her teen career as a SJW is "awareness." It means she's only interested in PR for her causes, not actually doing something tangible to help them. So, making people aware of homelessness vs. working at a homeless shelter, food pantry, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (ABcz/)

400 And later, Mao slaughtered the Red Guard like sheep when they became a political liability, many of the Red Guard still wearing the snazzy armbands Mao gave them to reward them for snitching on their teachers and friends.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (7ObY1)


See also: Night of the Long Knives, Germany, 1934.

Posted by: Gysgt. Hartmann at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (UtwNa)

401 Profile of a Social Justice Warrior:

http://tinyurl.com/lacfzz8

Posted by: The Unjust Hat at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (lN8KC)

402 My aunts had wooden spoons with 30rd mags


My mom has a running joke about all the wooden spoons my siblings and I still owe her because we "made" her break them across our asses.

And I'm glad she did. Wooden spoons hurt, a lot. Makes you think twice about misbehaving. Growing up without our dad, who died young, mom made sure *she* didn't raise any special snowflakes and that we received no quarter just because my dad wasn't there.

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (7ObY1)

403 I got the flyswatter treatment once, and so did my brother.

I told Ma "how does that grab you?" and Whack!

My brother took the icing bowl away from my sister and announced, "if I can't have it, nobody can!" Whack!

We were shocked beyond belief.


Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (l3vZN)

404 So on this matter of "homelessness awareness" as a pet cause among special snowflakes, well, San Francisco has a high density of the "homeless", and to be frank, it's rather difficult *not* to be aware of them.

The pervasive stench of feces, urine and vomit? HIGHLY conducive to said state of awareness.

Streets and sidewalks strewn with unconscious bodies, piles of ratty clothing, greasy fast food trash, broken liquor bottles, and used syringes? You'll be aware of all that for sure.

Having someone come up and scream incoherent schizophrenic word salad in your face from three inches away, or "begging" for money in words and tones strongly reminiscent of actual robbery? Also guaranteed to raise your awareness.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (noWW6)

405 That's the system we've created.
Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (L2xDv)

----

Who's this "we" Kimosabe???

Oh you meant "we" as in "we attourneys".

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (NaV4z)

406 @390 - oh man, I need to talk to a few other parents, I think it's game on.

Posted by: JEM at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (o+SC1)

407 People who own all-electric cars where coal generates the power may
think they are helping the environment. But a new study finds their
vehicles actually make the air dirtier, worsening global warming.


Cartoonist Ramirez was all over this years ago: http://tinyurl.com/mps9rxn


Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:46 PM (ABcz/)

408 Hot Wheels track. The original light saber. Even made it's own humming sound when inbound.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:46 PM (RJzmI)

409 It could be worse. It could be raining.

Posted by: Eye Gore at December 16, 2014 03:46 PM (W5DcG)

410 The JEF administration is full of Special Snowflakes.

Hell, Barry and Mooch are prime examples. ValJar. And on and on and on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:47 PM (FsuaD)

411 Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (MbqmP

My school tried to start "tenure review" every 7 years.

In fairness the president at the time was a crazy despot, so it was a bad idea there (because it was just "fire the people I don't like.)

But given that entire departments are populated with people who just sit on their asses, can't teach, can't do research, can't be fired, I think it was a good idea in general.

I just told my mentor "frankly I'm not sure what I think about tenure" I was told that opens the job market up much wider .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:47 PM (HDwDg)

412 I thought "No" was always to be respected.

Certainly there is no uncertainty there...

Posted by: Brendan at December 16, 2014 03:47 PM (8YVZT)

413 404 So on this matter of "homelessness awareness" as a pet cause among special snowflakes, well, San Francisco has a high density of the "homeless", and to be frank, it's rather difficult *not* to be aware of them.


Posted by: torquewrench at December 16, 2014 03:45 PM (noWW6)

___________

It's like the pink shoes in the NFL to raise awareness for boob cancer. Because there are millions and millions of adults out there who have no idea that cancer exists.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:47 PM (0LHZx)

414 Worst part was being told "go get the paddle and bring it to me".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


My mom never did that to us.

My dad did spank my brother with his Justin Roper once, though.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (M1uf/)

415 @397 - yeah, but...

The places with significant numbers of EVs at this point are mostly out West, and aside maybe from some power sneaking into the LA area over the intertie we get almost nothing from coal, it's all hydro, natural gas, the couple nukes that still run, and trivial amounts of 'renewables' that keep the Indian casinos' slots clanking out in the Coachella Valley.

Posted by: JEM at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (o+SC1)

416 And God forbid if you brought back something the size of a popsicle stick.
Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (RJzmI)


"Okay, if that's the way you want it, I'll go find something to paddle you with." --my mother 10 seconds before she grabbed the heaviest beech-wood spoon in the county

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (MbqmP)

417 Chuck Ross @ChuckRossDC 1h 1 hour ago
Though there's no evidence to support the claim, CNN is airing a story about a black North Carolina teen whose mom says he was lynched.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (ZPrif)

418 Please inform me Horde. My progeny will be hitting the Math and Science building at the local University in four years. Is being able to do the work still good enough on that side of campus ?


'Cause it will be a cold day in hell before I haul them off to do that Volunteer Social Justice shit. Not going to happen. Will pay for Tech School first.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (ViF0c)

419 Has there ever been *anything* described as "raising awareness" that raised anything other than the participants' self-esteem?

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (7ObY1)

420 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:32 PM (K4YiS)

No, because how would twitter know? For some reason that script is failing. If you're 1000% sure that you don't have JavaScript blocked/turned off then there's something else.

Are you at work and twitter (but not ace) is blocked? That might do it. If your setup is old enough (I know people still using IE 5 and IE 6) that might do it, too. But at this point I'm throwing out random ideas.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon a


I am not at work -- on my own internet connection.

I am using Safari - have always used it. The latest version compatible with my operating system, so it can't be updated further.

Twitter is not blocked.

I am mystified. And mortified, that for years I have not been seeing embedded tweet that have been visible to everyone else.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (K4YiS)

421 Trigger warning because someone had the temerity to say "No" to them? Now I want to throat punch someone.

Posted by: physics geek at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (MT22W)

422 While "war is peace" is the better known quote from Orwell's 1984, I'm pretty sure "weakness is strength" and "cowardice is courage" is in there too.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (lQn8Y)

423
My aunts had wooden spoons
Posted by: Citizen X

I got the flyswatter treatment once, and so did my brother.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat




Luxury. Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle -- if we were lucky!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (kdS6q)

424 I particularly enjoyed the Harvard law student justifying canceling classes because they were busy "drafting and editing emails and letters".

Yea, that will change the world....a well written stern e-mail.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (OWjjx)

425 I particularly enjoyed the Harvard law student justifying canceling classes because they were busy "drafting and editing emails and letters".

Yea, that will change the world....a well written stern e-mail.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (OWjjx)

426 And later, Mao slaughtered the Red Guard like sheep when they became a
political liability, many of the Red Guard still wearing the snazzy
armbands Mao gave them to reward them for snitching on their teachers
and friends.



Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (7ObY1)



Mao is the one who stirred them up and turned them loose in the first place, to undercut the support of the "revisionists" who were threatening him.


But once the Red Guard had served its purpose he put them on the SA plan.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (oKE6c)

427 Perhaps they should instead see courage--the courage to look our peers in the eyes and uncomfortably ask them to bear these burdens of racism and classism that we have together inherited from generations past.

Okay. First: f*ck that Special Snowflake in particular.

Second: "courage" would be refusing to take your exam- and taking the F- out of solidarity with the ones you're claiming to champion. That they want to avoid any ill effects of their "social conscience" is precisely why it's considered cowardice.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (M1uf/)

428 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (K4YiS

Probably some script killing add-on or security setting.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (HDwDg)

429 Speaking of Special Snowflakes, David Brooks is all Team Liz Warren:

http://tinyurl.com/lphvp87


*extreme nausea alert*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (FsuaD)

430 I knew I shouldn't have hurt my brain looking at that tripe.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 03:42 PM (knoK7)


I know. I read it first at about 10:30 this morning and my eyes still can't focus accurately.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizarro World at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (UtwNa)

431
Worst part was being told "go get the paddle and bring it to me".
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


For a kid that's like being asked to dig your own grave.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads



And God forbid if you brought back something the size of a popsicle stick.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (RJzmI)







Or trying to tell Dad "sorry, I can't find it ANYWHERE". I tried the lying route, my brother actually HID the paddle in his closet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (TIIx5)

432 I just told my mentor "frankly I'm not sure what I think about tenure" I was told that opens the job market up much wider .
Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:47 PM (HDwDg)


Well, I think the notion of tenure is outdated, given the insane number of (entirely redundant) schools & teaching opportunities that are out there, but it's also obvious that tenure isn't really quite as tenurey as they'd like you to think.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (MbqmP)

433 This is funny at least in part because many of the parents of the applicants in question are essentially absolutely ruthless capitalist robber barons who would eviscerate puppies for a few extra bucks on the IPO price.

Yet they will, I kid you not, go on to spend tons of money to set up actual charitable foundations, whose only real purpose is to front for their kids in various fashionable liberal nonsense to impress the Ivy admissions offices.

Posted by: torquewrench


I've railed away before about how Kids These Days don't have after school jobs because admissions officers do not give a single shit about actual experience that demonstrates ability and accomplishments.

Nope. Have to ticky that engages in the community ticky box.

I have another huge rant about how those ever so exquisitely tolerant and social justice aware technocrats are so ruthlessly capitalistic that the Rockerfellers are all dude greedy much.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (mf5HN)

434 425 I particularly enjoyed the Harvard law student justifying canceling classes because they were busy "drafting and editing emails and letters".

Yea, that will change the world....a well written stern e-mail.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (OWjjx)

_________

We wrote a sternly worded letter to President Obama several times too. Don't knock it. It will work one of these days.

Posted by: Boner and Mitch The Bitch at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (0LHZx)

435 I see no embedded tweets on this page. I have in the past. Not now. Turned off my ad-blocker, too.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (ZPrif)

436 391
They're Ivy league law school graduates. They're getting their Super Special Snowflake degree.

They won't have to work as a *shudder* lawyer. No, they'll get an appointed position or work for the board of a nonprofit or just social justice the whole day through.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 03:43 PM (L2xDv)



Or go straight into politics.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2014 03:51 PM (zoehZ)

437 I believe that these students have a full manifestation of "Modern Depression"

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 03:51 PM (4Pkdw)

438 Has there ever been *anything* described as "raising awareness" that raised anything other than the participants' self-esteem?

Posted by: Citizen X at December 16, 2014 03:48 PM (7ObY1)

I used to hate the whole RA idea, but I have come to love it. It allows these idiots to feel like they've done something without anything actually happening.

So, it's all good.

Posted by: Meremortal at December 16, 2014 03:51 PM (1Y+hH)

439 So does gender/ethnic/whatever studies attract the mentally unstable and damaged or does it create them?
Or both?

Posted by: gwelf at December 16, 2014 03:51 PM (nyxv/)

440 Postponed adulthood.

The LIV and the FSA are both produced by postponed adulthood.

Posted by: eman at December 16, 2014 03:51 PM (mR7Es)

441 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (M1uf/


As we all know, MLK real courage was asking nicely to not to go jail. And they listened and so civil rights happened.

How do you argue with history?!

(Before anyone jumps on me: SARCASM.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (HDwDg)

442 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (K4YiS)

Huh.

I'll admit I don't know from Safari. Maybe one of the other Morons can help. You say "years," how old is your mac?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (M1uf/)

443 Luxury. Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle -- if we were lucky!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (kdS6q)


Did you have to roll in the glass shards after, too?

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (0NdlF)

444 Yea, that will change the world....a well written stern e-mail.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at December 16, 2014 03:49 PM (OWjjx)
*************

Dude, emails are, like, so two years ago.

Hashtags are where it's at.

Posted by: Obama State Department at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (vgIRn)

445 418 Please inform me Horde. My progeny will be hitting the Math and Science building at the local University in four years. Is being able to do the work still good enough on that side of campus ?


We went through that shit with the first little Guevara. Mrs. Guevara set up all sorts of volunteering shit and what have you because apparently that's necessary nowadays, even though he'd rocked the SATs.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (oKE6c)

446 Who has time to raise awareness about bullshit causes? Kids of upper middle class families, that's who.

Who can't do any of that because they're busy working part time to support their families or trying to save up for college? Poor people, that's who.

Who gets into Yale and who doesn't?

And yet the progressive fucks are the ones on the side of the poor.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:52 PM (0LHZx)

447
Though there's no evidence to support the claim, CNN is airing a story about a black North Carolina teen whose mom says he was lynched.


CNN has gone full-out race bait They're STILL pushing Dorian Johnson as an authoritative source with a convincing narrative.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:53 PM (MMC8r)

448 Car bomb in Yemen today killed at least 31 including 15 children.
JV group has been very active of late.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:53 PM (sj3Ax)

449 418 Please inform me Horde. My progeny will be hitting the Math and Science building at the local University in four years. Is being able to do the work still good enough on that side of campus ?

_________

For the most part yes.

But when an Indian on an H1B can do a job 60% as well for 25% the pay, guess who gets the job?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 16, 2014 03:53 PM (0LHZx)

450 I am using Safari - have always used it. The latest version compatible with my operating system, so it can't be updated further.

Safari on 10.8/10.9/10.10 all show embedded Tweets fine.

I'm guessing by the terminology here you may be as far back as PowerPC?

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (B/VB5)

451 392 Even Ms. South Africa's boobs are not worth waiting for a Daily Caller page to load properly. The most kludged-up overloaded spamfest of a site ever.

Why do they and PJ Media(2 pages) and Breitbart(popups) hate their readers? I rarely read page 2 of a PJ piece because I hate that, and I jump back out of Brietbart too. they actually hurt their own clicks.

Posted by: X at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (KHo8t)

452 392 Even Ms. South Africa's boobs are not worth waiting for a Daily Caller page to load properly. The most kludged-up overloaded spamfest of a site ever.

Why do they and PJ Media(2 pages) and Breitbart(popups) hate their readers? I rarely read page 2 of a PJ piece because I hate that, and I jump back out of Brietbart too. they actually hurt their own clicks.

Posted by: X at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (KHo8t)

453 It's almost like the student loan bubble that's been created by directing nonexistent taxpayer dollars to give everyone the "right" to college is really so they can create intellectually incurious indoctrination centers.

Posted by: Mega at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (hHFOx)

454 The second piece was written by one William Desmond. I reiterate his (apparent) internship experience, as shown on his LinkedIn page:

U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (F2IAQ)

455 I laugh and joke about all of the spankings I received growing up. Now. But truth be told, I wouldn't change a thing about how I was raised. Thanks mom and dad.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (RJzmI)

456 "
So does gender/ethnic/whatever studies attract the mentally unstable and damaged or does it create them?

Or both?"

Who in their right mind is going to pay $70K or more a year to study those subjects for four years?

You would know from the start the only job you're getting qualified for is to teach the subject yourself, meaning you'll probably have to go to grad school too. So you'll be at least a quarter of a million in debt and facing this as your career.

For the rest of your life.

It has to take a certain kind of person.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (mPYNA)

457 I've railed away before about how Kids These Days don't have after school jobs because admissions officers do not give a single shit about actual experience that demonstrates ability and accomplishments.

Nope. Have to ticky that engages in the community ticky box.

I have another huge rant about how those ever so exquisitely tolerant and social justice aware technocrats are so ruthlessly capitalistic that the Rockerfellers are all dude greedy much.
Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 03:50 PM (mf5HN)


A couple of years ago I read an article on the Rhodes Scholar program where the admissions officer complained that the people applying were exactly the wrong sort that they didn't want. The applicants were kids whose entire lives were spent checking the boxes and who never actually did anything of value.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (10ydV)

458 Hey.... don't look now... but your Special Snowflakes are melting.... down...

Posted by: Wolf, Big Bad, 1 ea. at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (f0pWu)

459 Speaking of Special Snowflakes, David Brooks is all Team Liz Warren:

The financial spiral had the predictable effect on the familys emotional life. "Sometimes that spring I would overhear my parents arguing" Warren remembers, "I guess I shouldnt describe it as arguing.. my father never said much of anything.. while my mother yelled louder. They drank more..a lot more. . . . I knew that my mother blamed my daddy for not doing "what a man is supposed to do" and taking care of us."


*****

Somehow.... I have this feeling "this" is as made up as her Native American Bullshit.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (NaV4z)

460 As we all know, MLK real courage was asking nicely to not to go jail. And they listened and so civil rights happened.

Problem: people probably actually believe that.

Or, at least, believe that he wasn't aware that he'd be set upon with fire hoses and dogs. No, he knew, and he went anyway because: courage.

These special snowflakes wouldn't know courage if it were listening to them with great patience.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (M1uf/)

461 No, I don't have an account, either. But I was able to see the image.

Have you ever tried to visit Twitchy? Have you been able to read the Twitter posts that are copied over to that site?
Posted by: junior


No, I don't see the tweets at Twitchy, usually. I've always wondered why it is such a popular site, since it's almost unusable -- have to click on each "embedded tweet" to see what it actually looks like on twitter itself (the tweets ARE visisble on any page with a Twitter URL, but not only any on-twitter page).

I rarely ever go to Twitchy because it makes no sense to me -- takes an incredible amount of effort to even read a post, because every other line is a tweet -- that is composed if noting but a url linking to what the tweet says.

I'm kind of in shock here.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (K4YiS)

462 401 Profile of a Social Justice Warrior:

http://tinyurl.com/lacfzz8
Posted by: The Unjust Hat at December 16, 2014 03:44 PM (lN8KC)


Brianna Wu looks like Tiny Tim.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (zoehZ)

463 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (K4YiS)

Sounds like you have some scripting disabled.

Posted by: Mega at December 16, 2014 03:56 PM (hHFOx)

464 AWARENESS: Feeling good about yourself by annoying others and achieving nothing.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 03:56 PM (MMC8r)

465 Ms. Kurzner-Zlotnick, I've read your response and decided to move the exam up two weeks. Clearly, you and your classmates are well versed in the material if you have the time waste on trivial nonsense. Cc the rest of the class

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 03:57 PM (RizLv)

466 Thanks JG. Shitty news, but thanks.


We still won't do it. Kids, say hello to Community College.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 16, 2014 03:57 PM (ViF0c)

467 463 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (K4YiS)

Sounds like you have some scripting disabled.
Posted by: Mega at December 16, 2014 03:56 PM (hHFOx)

Which is usually a good thing.

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 03:58 PM (RizLv)

468 A couple of years ago I read an article on the Rhodes Scholar program where the admissions officer complained that the people applying were exactly the wrong sort that they didn't want. The applicants were kids whose entire lives were spent checking the boxes and who never actually did anything of value.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (10ydV)




Rhodes Scholars are adulated everywhere ... except in Oxford, where they're considered thickheaded backslapping rah-rah jocks from the various colonies. They get zero intellectual respect there.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 03:58 PM (oKE6c)

469 Zombie,
I have Mac & use Safari, but ever since blog broke back in May I've used iPad because I would get Error 500 if I use punctuation.

I haven't tried it in weeks though.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (sj3Ax)

470 Postponed adulthood.

The LIV and the FSA are both produced by postponed adulthood.

Posted by: eman
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Plus endless entertainment media exposure that convince them that success and happiness is their due..., because they are cool, and stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (F2IAQ)

471 I've railed away before about how Kids These Days don't have after
school jobs because admissions officers do not give a single shit...


And I think this is why they're such special snowflakes.
They're so busy being the best possible me up until graduating college that it never occurs to them that they have to focus on anything else.

It's amazing what happens when you have to delivery those newspapers, serve up that burger or deal with that nasty retail store customer no matter what your mood is or however much you don't respect your boss because: It's Your Job and It's Not About You.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (ABcz/)

472 We still won't do it. Kids, say hello to Community College.

They should be fine going to State schools, or private (religious) schools. State schools are obviously cheaper.

And if they're going for math/science, *where* they get their degree is more or less immaterial.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (M1uf/)

473 @Vic [2]
Ctrl-shift+ to embiggen even images in browser
Ctrl-shift- to belittle.

Posted by: phunctor at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (hrOoV)

474 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A student was hospitalized Monday night after plunging from the roof of a dorm building at Columbia University.

The 19-year-old man plunged from the roof of the eight-story building at 411 W. 116th St. around 8:30 p.m. Monday, and landed on a scaffold on the third-floor landing, officials said. Officials told CBS2 the man was a student.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (4Pkdw)

475 435 I see no embedded tweets on this page. I have in the past. Not now. Turned off my ad-blocker, too.
Posted by: Costanza Defense


THANK YOU!

So I may not be insane after all.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (K4YiS)

476
Why do they and PJ Media(2 pages) and Breitbart(popups) hate their readers? I rarely read page 2 of a PJ piece because I hate that, and I jump back out of Brietbart too. they actually hurt their own clicks.
Posted by: X at December 16, 2014 03:54 PM (KHo8t)

______

Don't forget us!!

Posted by: Hotair at December 16, 2014 04:00 PM (0LHZx)

477 Who in their right mind is going to pay $70K or more a year to study those subjects for four years?You would know from the start the only job you're getting qualified for is to teach the subject yourself, meaning you'll probably have to go to grad school too. So you'll be at least a quarter of a million in debt and facing this as your career.
Posted by: Nicholas Kronos
Did you ever watch the show 'Archer'? There's a great episode where he somehow winds up as king of a group of pirates. he meets a slave who was there because he was an anthropology major whom they had captured. There's a great exchange with Archer and a third character beating on this guy, asking him what he's going to do with that major. "I'm not sure, maybe teach....anthropology?" Whereupon they burst into laughter.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 04:00 PM (Spluw)

478 "Sometimes that spring I would overhear my parents arguing" Warren remembers


"I told you not to buy the cheap goddamned condoms, didn't I? So now we're stuck with ... uh ... a problem!"


"Oh, hello, honey ... uh ... go back to sleep."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:00 PM (oKE6c)

479 I know a few old time judges who would just love to hear this level of excuse making. Why they would probably grant these winners a continuance.....of 5 minutes...to call their malpractice carrier.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President of the Sheena Easton Fan Club at December 16, 2014 04:00 PM (OWjjx)

480 Columbia, where we can't even get gravity right.

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (RizLv)

481 Brianna Wu looks like Tiny Tim.

Posted by: rickl at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM


Holy shit, she does! LOL

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (knoK7)

482 Rhodes Scholars are adulated everywhere ... except in Oxford, where they're considered thickheaded backslapping rah-rah jocks from the various colonies.
--------

So..., Bill Clinton..., except he wasn't even a jock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (F2IAQ)

483 Well, Safari is the original application built on top of Apple's webkit, & old (OLD) version of webkit did javascript very poorly, & web-twitter is basically a giant cat-barf of javascript that runs slowly (on every browser besides the very latest build of chromium) on an 8-core dual proc xeon with 128G of ram, so I can't see how you would be having problems.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (MbqmP)

484 THANK YOU!

So I may not be insane after all.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (K4YiS)


Heh, getting gaslit?

I saw a twitter image on the original post, but it's disappeared for me now as well.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (0NdlF)

485 I see all the embedded tweets fine at Twitchy. None here on this page. Are there really embedded tweets on this page?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 04:01 PM (ZPrif)

486
Yet they will, I kid you not, go on to spend tons of money to set up actual charitable foundations, whose only real purpose is to front for their kids in various fashionable liberal nonsense to impress the Ivy admissions offices.
Posted by: torquewrench
*************

Do you know, I wondered why there were so many stories about kids who started their own charities...That happened all of never when I was a kid.

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 04:02 PM (lIU4e)

487 I saw Tweets at first when Ace posted this but they're gone now.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 04:02 PM (sj3Ax)

488 Yeah, there was an embedded tweet earlier that vanished. It was a pic of the email exchange.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 04:02 PM (ZPrif)

489 Miss Zlotnick seems like a nice match for Pajama Boy.

About 15 years ago, there was this lesbian couple who had a son who swam on my daughter's swim team. I cannot imagine what it must be like for a male to grow up with 2 mommies.

Posted by: fly gal at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM (8TdcF)

490 >>Do you know, I wondered why there were so many stories about kids who
started their own charities...That happened all of never when I was a
kid.

Same here. I think it's also because they don't want to be part of an established, icky religious-based charity, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM (ABcz/)

491 None here on this page. Are there really embedded tweets on this page?

Not anymore, I guess Ace took them down. But there were. It was the same one as at Reason, but lower quality.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM (M1uf/)

492 When we surrendered to Germany during World War 2, we did so from a position of strength. Viv' La France!

Posted by: France at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM (6n332)

493 Thanks AllenG.


The 9th Grade kid will be a Life Sciences student. Biology or something. Has a job.


The 5th Grade kid sadly has the Engineer Gene. Spread warned to find a job by 9th grade.


I'm a prick like that.

Posted by: ScoggDog at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM (ViF0c)

494 You say "years," how old is your mac?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon


From about 2007-ish, I think?

OS 10.6.8. That's the last version -- can't go any higher.

And no, I WON'T be getting a new computer or a new OS, because about 95% of my software won't work on the subsequent hardware/OS. The hassle isn't worth it, and I need that software.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (K4YiS)

495 1
Hey Sugar Tits, once you get over crying this is the real world. Get that ham sammich.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 02:51 PM (CpRK


The fact this was the first comment and posted by a ette just makes my day.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (/Mxso)

496 Same here. I think it's also because they don't want to be part of an established, icky religious-based charity, too.

That, and at someone *else's* charity, they would be expected to produce results.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (M1uf/)

497 That's what nursing homes are for. Special snowflake suddenly forgets that her two mommies exist when they start mumbling and drooling in their senility.

And then sues the nursing home into non-existence after ignoring her mothers for ten years when she belatedly discovers that the nursing home has been neglecting her surviving mother.
Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 03:39 PM (UWFpX)

---------------------------------------

Hell, there's nothing wrong with putting someone in a nursing home if you've tried to keep them at home first or your extended family's no help. Where raising a child properly comes in is the part where he quits his job, shops around for the best one, gets on a waiting list, and does home care for months until a spot in a decent place opens up. That requires self-sacrifice and grit. If you don't teach your kid those two, you'll end up in a nursing home that looks like the hospital from the movie Jacob's Ladder.

And it all begins with: "I want a cookie!" "No."

Posted by: Oschisms at December 16, 2014 04:05 PM (uqV2n)

498
So awesome. I am going to have to namemy son "Professor Michael Raney"
It'll be a bit awkward (as my my son is now 15), but we'll make it work.

Also, what happens when Della Kurzer-Zlotnik marries Pat Feinmann-Strauss? How will kids of the parents who couldn't make the "tough call" of selecting a singlefamily last name manage this? Will they just punt for another generation and name their one child Gaia Kurzer-Zlotnik-Feinmann-Strauss?
Ibet this is how the Ent names got started.

Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate at December 16, 2014 04:05 PM (Hj9yW)

499 I rarely ever go to Twitchy because it makes no
sense to me -- takes an incredible amount of effort to even read a post,
because every other line is a tweet -- that is composed if noting but a
url linking to what the tweet says.



I'm kind of in shock here.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (K4YiS)


FWIW, I don't see "embedded tweets" either, (and I thought embedded tweet was what you got when you rode a motorcycle real fast into a flock of sparrows). I have to click on them to read them, and I figured that was the norm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 16, 2014 04:05 PM (8Fl6F)

500
Safari on 10.8/10.9/10.10 all show embedded Tweets fine.

I'm guessing by the terminology here you may be as far back as PowerPC?
Posted by: Ian S.


No, it's a "modern" Mac -- 2.4 GhZ Intel core i5.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:05 PM (K4YiS)

501 Jeeze, I was horribly abused as a kid. Had summer jobs, cleaned the house once a week, did yard work...

And D'oh Boy walked dogs, mowed yards, and at 16 got a job bagging groceries and mopping the store's floors.

I guess I passed on the child abuse I suffered to our own kid.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:05 PM (FsuaD)

502 I've railed away before about how Kids These Days don't have after school jobs because admissions officers do not give a single shit about actual experience that demonstrates ability and accomplishments.

Nope. Have to ticky that engages in the community ticky box.


It also shows how upper-class you are, what with the lack of need for some supplementary funds.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (L2xDv)

503 383 The only job she's going to want to get is with the ACLU or some other shit SJW organization that this is the perfect audition for.
Posted by: ---

I wonder.

I think she'd rather swan around looking concerned than do any actual work. All the SJW places run on people working ridiculous hours for a pittance.

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (DV/Ik)

504 Are people getting some sense back?
MA judge overrules other judge that ruled Kosilek(spelling) is not entitled to have sex change surgery to become a woman. He killed wife in 1990 & in jail.

Posted by: Carol at December 16, 2014 03:40 PM


*looks out window for aerial pork*

Wow. Whoda thunk it? 'Bout time Wolf got benchslapped.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (knoK7)

505 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 03:55 PM (M1uf/)


:sigh:

I hate it when I hit poe's law.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (HDwDg)

506 479
I know a few old time judges who would just love to hear this level of excuse making.

I knew a judge who went to funeral home to inspect the corpse and question the funeral director when a lawyer's momma died and said lawyer asked for the trial to be delayed. And it was just a civil case.

Posted by: Lester at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (2UPXV)

507 And I think this is why they're such special snowflakes.
They're so busy being the best possible me up until graduating college that it never occurs to them that they have to focus on anything else.

It's amazing what happens when you have to delivery those newspapers, serve up that burger or deal with that nasty retail store customer no matter what your mood is or however much you don't respect your boss because: It's Your Job and It's Not About You.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 03:59 PM (ABcz/)



Yup. I have a completely pulled out my ass theory that part of the rise in breakdowns during freshmen and sophomore years in college is because these kids are away from home and facing at least some type of having to deal with reality for the first time and they cannot do it. Literally, they do not know how to do it. Cue the freaking the fuck out and breaking down.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (mf5HN)

508 Link to Oberlin exchange (tiny, I am afraid):
http://tinyurl.com/nmh8hd2

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:07 PM (F2IAQ)

509 Also, what happens when Della Kurzer-Zlotnik marries Pat Feinmann-Strauss? How will kids of the parents who couldn't make the "tough call" of selecting a singlefamily last name manage this? Will they just punt for another generation and name their one child Gaia Kurzer-Zlotnik-Feinmann-Strauss?Ibet this is how the Ent names got started.
Posted by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

In a thread of contenders, this is surely thread winner material.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 04:07 PM (Spluw)

510 Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (K4YiS)

Yeah, then you're probably just stuck without being able to see the embedded tweets.

Twitter didn't even exist until 2006, and wasn't nearly as big "A Thing" until a few years after that.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (M1uf/)

511 OS 10.6.8. That's the last version -- can't go any higher.

And no, I WON'T be getting a new computer or a new OS, because about 95% of my software won't work on the subsequent hardware/OS. The hassle isn't worth it, and I need that software.
Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (K4YiS)


It might take a while, but you can compile xombrero from source & run that, if you have a few build tools installed. It always ran adequately poorly on twitter for me.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (MbqmP)

512 It bears repeating: lawyers actually on the job have to be salivating looking forward to these coddled snowflakes in the court room being on the other side's team. If they'll cave in misery and chestless weakness over news of something distant from their coddled blue blood rich life, what will they do when they face real pressure?

Imagine being the poor sap that draws one of these darlings as a defense attorney. When he breaks down weeping in court begging for time off because the case is so hard and the prosecutor is mean, do you just put him out of his misery with a choke hold or throw yourself on the mercy of the court?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (39g3+)

513 Why do they and PJ Media(2 pages) and Breitbart(popups) hate their readers? I rarely read page 2 of a PJ piece because I hate that, and I jump back out of Brietbart too. they actually hurt their own clicks.
Posted by: X/i]

PLEASE tell them that.

I have explioaned to the powers-that-be at PJM for years that breaking articles up into multiple pages actually DECREASES traffic, rather than increasing it. But they won't listen. All my articles there get broken up too.

HOWEVER

But since you have to get to the Page 1" to see that option, it's pretty useless.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (K4YiS)

514 Ugh!

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (K4YiS)

515 The fact this was the first comment and posted by a ette just makes my day.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:04 PM (/Mxso)
***********
I would like to apologize on behalf of all Morons for the drubbing you took by some people who do not like NYC. I am outside of DC and have taken a beating now and then.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (32Ze2)

516 I cannot imagine what it must be like for a male to grow up with 2 mommies.

Posted by: fly gal at December 16, 2014 04:03 PM


As you noted, Pajama Boy.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (knoK7)

517 @378 So she went the social justice route as well...volunteering for homeless causes, breast cancer awareness, you name a cause, she did some work for it.
----------------------

imo, the worst part about the *need* for the right kinds of extra-curricular activities for college entry is that I suspect the vast majority of these teenagers would help their own personal development a lot more if they spent time doing a "teenager" job instead, such as bagging groceries at the local supermarket.

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 04:09 PM (UWFpX)

518 Forget it -- a whole paragraph disappeared along with my anti-italics.

Sigh.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:09 PM (K4YiS)

519 Literally, they do not know how to do it. Cue the freaking the fuck out and breaking down.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (mf5HN)


A parent who was a friend would stick to being a parent.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:09 PM (0NdlF)

520 514
Ugh!



Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (K4YiS)


Dodged the Barrel by this > < much. heh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:09 PM (FsuaD)

521 They are too pussy (except for the rare Bill Ayers) for any actual violence

Did Ayers ever get his hands dirty? I thought he made his girlfriends do all the illegal stuff. That is, when he wasn't shaming them into effing black dudes to prove they weren't racist.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (jhqr1)

522 Also, what happens when Della Kurzer-Zlotnik marries Pat Feinmann-Strauss?


Sounds like we're outnumbered.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (oKE6c)

523 I don't get twitter at all. everything seems like a repeat of something you already just saw. kinda like The Curse of Oak Island.

Posted by: X at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (KHo8t)

524
I've spanked my daughter once, but only because she pushed the boundaries so far that I had no choice. I've never spanked my son. Both are marvelously well-adjusted young adults. Mydaughter recently graduated from college, found a great management job,and married a good guy who adores her.My son is an infantrysoldier, recently (and thankfully safely) returned from Afghanistan. Don't get me wrong: I'm not self-righteous about it. I don't decry or second-guessparents who discipline their children that way, and the reason I didn't discipline my own that way is easy enough to figure out: my own father was a heavy-handed asshole. He beat us like it was his job. Hell with that. I swore I would never be that way, ever.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (f56b1)

525 From what I've seen of lesbian couples with a son, they treat him like a subhuman creature they're forced to have around while they spoil their daughter. And, for bonus, the boy grows up with heaving she-beast hair stinking things for women in his life.

Not a lot of lipstick lesbians out there except in the movies.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (39g3+)

526 Literally, they do not know how to do it. Cue the freaking the fuck out and breaking down.

Posted by: alexthechick - at December 16, 2014 04:06 PM (mf5HN)


I've observed this phenomenon first hand and it's scary. Some of these kids get paralyzed the minute reality hits and are simply unable to solve or even address the problem. I don't know how they are going to manage to get through life.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:10 PM (/Mxso)

527 The pervasive stench of feces, urine and vomit? HIGHLY conducive to said state of awareness.

Streets and sidewalks strewn with unconscious bodies, piles of ratty clothing, greasy fast food trash, broken liquor bottles, and used syringes? You'll be aware of all that for sure.

Having someone come up and scream incoherent schizophrenic word salad in your face from three inches away, or "begging" for money in words and tones strongly reminiscent of actual robbery? Also guaranteed to raise your awareness.

Posted by: torquewrench

Oh, don't I know it!

Periodically, I walk down 3rd to CalTrain. I have yet to get there without at least once having to explain the matter to some sturdy beggar.

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 04:11 PM (DV/Ik)

528 Finally: The "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt You've Been Looking For

http://tinyurl.com/o3l7exy

Posted by: The Breathing Hat at December 16, 2014 04:12 PM (lN8KC)

529 FWIW, I don't see "embedded tweets" either, (and I thought embedded tweet was what you got when you rode a motorcycle real fast into a flock of sparrows). I have to click on them to read them, and I figured that was the norm.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


THANK YOU as well for confirming my experience!

Like you, I have always assumed it was the norm.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (K4YiS)

530 I have a completely pulled out my ass theory that part of the rise in breakdowns during freshmen and sophomore years in college is because these kids are away from home and facing at least some type of having to deal with reality for the first time and they cannot do it.

Well, it at least passes the "I can see that..." test.

As for after-school jobs. I think it's nearing child abuse (or at least neglect) for your kid *not* to have an after school job, at least part of the time.

I worked at a pizza joint right after I got my driver's license (I had to be able to drive myself back and forth). I had enough extra-curriculars that Mom and Dad didn't require me to hold that job for very long. But, then, they also didn't give me spending money beyond enough for lunch and gas (too and from school only).

Once I graduated HS, even that stopped, and they have never paid a penny of my college tuition (one reason I didn't feel bad never getting my degree).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (M1uf/)

531 and have taken a beating now and then.
Posted by: Truck Monkey
-----------

I make a point of never pissing off truck monkeys. It always ends badly.

If people here had any idea of the Progressive shithole I live in, I would be subject to never-ending gibes. I would not be able to blame them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (F2IAQ)

532 Ok I lol'd at his answer. That was awesome.

Posted by: small town girl at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (4RRDi)

533 One of my sons friends spent about the cost of one month at Harvard and went to HVAC school 10 years ago. Today he has a company with 18 employees including my son as lead salesman.

Many of their classmates are paying on loans for worthless degrees, making 10 bucks an hour part time.

There are no trigger warnings in HVAC school.

Posted by: redenzo at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (WCnJW)

534 Can you imagine the trigger warnings contained in Blazing Saddles? Think of what would happen were a prof to screen it for one of their classes. The hothouse wallflower special snowflakes would get a serious case of the SJW vapors.

PSA Announcement: IMO, make sure you buy a copy of Blazing Saddles soon (makes a wonderful Christmas present!) because you know that movie's going to be eventually banned and all master copies destroyed thanks to all the current racial BS.

Posted by: RickZ at December 16, 2014 04:14 PM (BEGv4)

535 Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today's massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 04:14 PM (4Pkdw)

536 imo, the worst part about the *need* for the right
kinds of extra-curricular activities for college entry is that I suspect
the vast majority of these teenagers would help their own personal
development a lot more if they spent time doing a "teenager" job
instead, such as bagging groceries at the local supermarket.



Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 04:09 PM (UWFpX)

Yep. It's liberal bullshit. The driver is that they don't want universities to consider just grades and SAT scores - i.e., indicators of being able to handle college work - because then the entering class would be lily white, and they know it.

They need to find an excuse to drum up some bruthas, who don't have a dog's chance of getting in otherwise. To address that problem they come up with this "community service" bullshit because it's totally subjective, and therefore gives the admissions offices a free hand.
So now when Antoine's application hits their desk they can ignore the 400 SAT score and admit him because he was the leader of an "inner city youth group," i.e., a gang.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (oKE6c)

537 Well, Safari is the original application built on top of Apple's webkit,
old (OLD) version of webkit did javascript very poorly


Actually, Safari has always been the testbed for the latest Webkit, and Safari 8 (in OS X 10.10/iOS is *really* good at Javascript - faster by an order of magnitude over Chrome and Firefox. WebGL demos and ShaderToy on it are a near-religious experience.

OS 10.6.8. That's the last version -- can't go any higher.

Latest Chrome and Firefox I believe will still work on that version. For machines older than that, TenFourFox backports latest Firefox to 10.4/10.5 machines, including PowerPC.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (B/VB5)

538 I would like to apologize on behalf of all Morons
for the drubbing you took by some people who do not like NYC. I am
outside of DC and have taken a beating now and then.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:08 PM (32Ze2


That is extremely kind of you. It's all good, those people, like maddog and iblis and moo moo are in the minority here. People with such a perversely contaminated set of morals really should not be fretted about. Just kind of annoyed me more than usual today.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (/Mxso)

539 *pinches leg*

Yup. Still exist.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (mf5HN)

540 So Two Mommies make double the Bitch.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (MMC8r)

541 We've already seen what happens: the Occupy movement was a bunch of these twerps screaming and stamping their feet because people actually expected them to pay their bills and get a life.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:15 PM (39g3+)

542 When he breaks down weeping in court begging for time off because the case is so hard and the prosecutor is mean, do you just put him out of his misery with a choke hold or throw yourself on the mercy of the court?

First, why is that "either/or?"
Second, I petition the court for a new attorney.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:16 PM (M1uf/)

543 Finally: The "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt You've Been Looking For

http://tinyurl.com/o3l7exy
Posted by: The Breathing Hat
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Excellent!

The arty side of me..., okay..., the arty 5% of me would kind of like to have the same shirt, but with Isadora Duncan as the source.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:17 PM (F2IAQ)

544 Don't forget something important tonight happens.

Early showings of Peter Jackson's third serving of scheiss sammich of Hobbit.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:17 PM (CpRK8)

545 Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). This is the exact group claiming responsibility for today's massacre in Peshawar, leaving 141 dead.
Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy

Oh shit. And the SOB in Australia was granted bail.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 04:17 PM (Spluw)

546 533
One of my sons friends spent about the cost of one month at Harvard and
went to HVAC school 10 years ago. Today he has a company with 18
employees including my son as lead salesman.



Many of their classmates are paying on loans for worthless degrees, making 10 bucks an hour part time.



There are no trigger warnings in HVAC school.

Posted by: redenzo at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (WCnJW)


One of my younger cousins left a well-paying job and went to HVAC school. Now has a job making a *very* good living, newly married, and a lovely new home.

The guy who handles our HVAC is a friend who owns his own business. He and his wife have a very nice home, boat, a nice life.


Not every one wants or needs an Ivy education.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:18 PM (FsuaD)

547 Second, I petition the court for a new attorney.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:16 PM (M1uf/)


"New" implies that the sniveling excuse qualifies as an attorney in the first place.

"Your Honor, I have the right to a defense attorney. I do not have a defense attorney."

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:18 PM (0NdlF)

548
Do you know why all the law students asking for a postponement of exams should be failed and expelled from their law schools for asking for a delay on the grounds of "the murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown?"

Because a law school student has no business in the legal field if they're too stupid to know or acknowledge the legal difference between "killed" and "murdered."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at December 16, 2014 04:18 PM (6ndas)

549 I would not be able to blame them.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (F2IAQ)
AUSTIN TX? Oh dear G-d no......

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (32Ze2)

550 Congrats parents. You've raised the trophy generation, incapable of digesting even the most distant stressors.

Well done.

Wanna bet that in a generation or two that spanking will again be acceptable?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (RUERR)

551 Only eight days prior to the horrendous slaughter of children and school
staff in Pakistan, Barack Obama released Pakistani Taliban leader, the
second in command of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)


Well that explains why Obama made no mention of the Taliban in his remarks about the horrific mass murder of school children. But he has no time to pause for reflection - got to pack for 17 days in Hawaii, yo!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (ABcz/)

552 Don't forget something important tonight happens.

Early showings of Peter Jackson's third serving of scheiss sammich of Hobbit.


Objection, the latter does not follow from the former.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (DT3rQ)

553 On the not seeing embedded tweets, do you have flash blocked? Because that might do it as well.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (mf5HN)

554 Because a law school student has no business in the legal field if they're too stupid to know or acknowledge the legal difference between "killed" and "murdered."

That, too.

Also, while the Stats Prof can't do anything about it, it'd be hilarious if one of the Law Profs made his/her class study both cases.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:20 PM (M1uf/)

555 Elucidate on your objection Counselor.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:20 PM (CpRK8)

556 I just love what a statement it makes that his one-word answer was so offensive and traumatizing to these wretches that the word "no" requires a trigger warning.

What does that say about their lives, their parents, and their teachers to this point? Some people need a therapeutic beating.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:20 PM (39g3+)

557 Australian PM: ISIS 'Has Nothing to Do With Any Religion'

http://tinyurl.com/q67s6dg

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2014 04:20 PM (lN8KC)

558 "My biggest passion is social justice and community organizing."


Kurzer-Zlotnik/Warren 2016 !


Posted by: despair at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (dcY7v)

559 got to pack for 17 days in Hawaii, yo!


Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (ABcz/)


And from the link at Drudge, Mooch is so looking forward to sleeping in on Christmas morning and taking a break from all her "work."

What sort of "parent" sleeps in on Christmas morning?


Never mind.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (FsuaD)

560 Wanna bet that in a generation or two that spanking will again be acceptable?

In a generation or two, the survivors will be lucky to live to adulthood. "Spare the chainsaw, spoil the child" and all...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (DT3rQ)

561 But he has no time to pause for reflection - got to pack for 17 days in Hawaii, yo!

Poor dear has worked so hard and needs a vacation.

Should extend it to a 2 year vacation, to rest off the stress of 6 years.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (0NdlF)

562 @490 Same here. I think it's also because they don't want to be part of an established, icky religious-based charity, too.
-------------------

There's also the minor detail that a religious-based charity risks the possibility that special snowflake will get "fired" due to his or her inability to be productive.

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (UWFpX)

563 I would not be able to blame them.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (F2IAQ)
AUSTIN TX? Oh dear G-d no......
Posted by: Truck Monkey
--------------------------------------------

* stands mute *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:21 PM (F2IAQ)

564 Because a law school student has no business in the
legal field if they're too stupid to know or acknowledge the legal
difference between "killed" and "murdered."

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys Girls at December 16, 2014 04:18 PM (6ndas)


Yep. My pet peeve (in this connection): assholes who characterize a murder as an "assassination," apparently in the illiterate belief that that term is an intensifier of "murder," rather than a subset of it pertaining to political figures. As in the worthless turd "Tupac Shakur was assassinated.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:22 PM (oKE6c)

565 Cannot breathe. Cannot whine. Need more pillows, elevenish. At least that would improve the noise.

Posted by: concerned american at December 16, 2014 04:22 PM (o/3Hk)

566 Australian PM: ISIS 'Has Nothing to Do With Any Religion'


HEY! What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: A Certain Egyptian Goddess at December 16, 2014 04:22 PM (0NdlF)

567 Elucidate on your objection Counselor.

Statement regarding an event of importance, followed by notation of a massively doomed non-event that will fizzle and fail within 12 hours and everybody knows it.

/wants Peter Jackson's head on a stick
//not bitter, no, not in the least

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (DT3rQ)

568
Guesswhut folks. Global warming skeptics are now racists. This is why I fucking hate liberal statists. They wish to force their stupidity on the rest of us.
http://tinyurl.com/mjg4hz6

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (xWW96)

569 "Spare the chainsaw, spoil the child"
-------------------

Damn..., I mis-read that as, "Spare the chainsaw..., oil the chain"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (F2IAQ)

570 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) - TrueCon at December 16, 2014 04:13 PM (M1uf/)


My parents have only paid for 2 parts of my degree.

First they kept the loans I took out to live on campus my first year. I was leaning towards commuting, but was convinced otherwise.
We all agree that was a gigantic mistake and we still aren't sure who was most at fault, so they let it slide.

I've paid for everything else except some out of pocket money the last 2 semesters. They were paying my sister's sorority fees and though it would be "fair" to pay the last bit of my tuition. (Which was less than a grand at that point out of pocket.)

I wasn't going to complain.

My tuition was low due to an after school job I had. I ran the clock for Freshman and JV football games in high school. Mostly because it was easy and I enjoyed the extra spending money. And it didn't interfere with my weekend job.

My High School president used to check on the games, thought I was a good guy, wrote a letter on my behalf to my university. Money rained down, life was good.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (HDwDg)

571 I have no idea how these people are going to navigate life. They seem to think life is easy AND fair because they've deemed it so...

Posted by: small town girl at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (4RRDi)

572 HEY! What am I, chopped liver?
Posted by: A Certain Egyptian Goddess


You got lucky! We had to give up the branding entirely! I have to get new business cards and all!

Posted by: Sterling Archer at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (DT3rQ)

573 The biggest problem I can see is that we subsidize people and institutions to crank out useless agitators like this. We're raising the costs of useful educations to flood a bloated academia with human flotsam to do nothing but teach them to complain, obstruct, and destroy.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 04:24 PM (MMC8r)

574 I didn't think the Hobbit films were going to be great, but I didn't think Jackson would violate the book that badly. He tore out every page and used them for toilet paper. Its unbelievable.

If these movies weren't the Hobbit, they'd be less offensive, but still basically stupid and so full of holes. Its a tribute to his skill as a director and the astounding visual effects that its watchable at any level at all. You know its crap but its so fascinating to look at you watch it anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:24 PM (39g3+)

575 There are no trigger warnings in HVAC school.



Except for zzzzaaaaaaapppp!

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 04:24 PM (RJzmI)

576 Not every one wants or needs an Ivy education.

My nephew went to vocational school. Plumber. Just bought a house, gutted it and turned it into a palace. Also drives a new Corvette.
He's 23.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 04:24 PM (i0wGQ)

577 "Spare the chainsaw..., oil the chain"

Sage advice.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:24 PM (0NdlF)

578 324
Over 100 Oberlin students occupied the Board of Trustees forum in Stevenson Dining Hall on Thursday, crowding along the walls and dispersing themselves throughout the space in order to ensure that their voices would be heard.

Many of the students who spoke at the forum demanded the Board take accountability for what they viewed to be the Boards apathetic approach, as well as for the racist microaggressions that some used in their responses.

Hands up, several students of color shouted when they heard language they identified as violent or oppressive. Dont shoot, the rest of the demonstrators yelled back.

Other students passed out a list of demands to the trustees. The demands called for divestment from companies that profit from Israels occupation of Palestine, creation of a scholarship program for undocumented students, a ban on fracking on College-owned property and the official formation of an Asian-American studies minor.

http://tinyurl.com/n55e5oq
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


That is the most shocking and sickening thing I've read in a long time. Oberlin is finished -- finished -- as a valid place of education. Stick a fork in it.

That same can be said of many other schools as well by now.

The wheels are coming of education in the US. It is a major crisis that is not being discussed. It should be topic #1 of the nation.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:25 PM (K4YiS)

579 Snowflake: "I can't breathe!"

Hammer: "Good."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 16, 2014 04:25 PM (F2IAQ)

580 Well it is important to a certain subset of the Horde that it is showing. So I was being sensitive to their feelings.

Would you settle for seeing Uruh-hai playing footbol with Jackson's head? Or polo?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:25 PM (CpRK8)

581 Posted by: Sterling Archer at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (DT3rQ

The mobile pay operation "ISIS" (no Softcard) had the worst chosen name in history.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) And father to be in 3 (short) weeks! at December 16, 2014 04:25 PM (HDwDg)

582 556 I just love what a statement it makes that his one-word answer was so offensive and traumatizing to these wretches that the word "no" requires a trigger warning.


In fairness, I suspect that she was referring to her response to the one-word answer (which we haven't seen), not to the one-word answer itself.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:25 PM (oKE6c)

583 We don't educate in the US anymore. We indoctrinate into socialism.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (xWW96)

584 Snowflake: "I can't breathe!"


Here. Try putting this plastic bag over your head.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (FsuaD)

585 Oberlin is finished -- finished -- as a valid place of education.

You're assuming it ever was. From what I know, it was a joke as of 25 years ago.

Posted by: Sterling Archer at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (DT3rQ)

586 ISIS is to Islam like the Westboro Baptist Church is to Christianity. They're religious but they're the worst detritus of the religion's extreme fringe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (39g3+)

587 574 I didn't think the Hobbit films were going to be great, but I didn't think Jackson would violate the book that badly. He tore out every page and used them for toilet paper. Its unbelievable.


George Lucas syndrome.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (0NdlF)

588 Actually, Safari has always been the testbed for the latest Webkit, and Safari 8 (in OS X 10.10/iOS 8 ) is *really* good at Javascript - faster by an order of magnitude over Chrome and Firefox.

I don't doubt that: webkit has come a long way in the last 3 years; but if zombie is running an old version of safari built on an old version of webkit the js performance is going to be quite a bit less than adequate.

I have webkit 1.8.3 here, & while it has a decent js engine, twitter is a massive, steaming, memory-hungry pile of crap. I mean, so much so that for a while I just used a text-based perl client to do the twitter thang. Painful, but doesn't try to malloc all the ram & swap on my machine.

Posted by: Anderson Cooper's Smoked Sausages at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (MbqmP)

589 New topic: The NFL. Professional sport or just a venue for SJW now?

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (Rx8ML)

590 Dangerously incompetent sock off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (DT3rQ)

591 /wants Peter Jackson's head on a stick
//not bitter, no, not in the least
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (DT3rQ)



I want a billion dollars to film my Hobbit fanfic.

Mine would be way more interesting.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (mf5HN)

592 What sort of "parent" sleeps in on Christmas morning?
Never mind.


*snort*
The kind with a live-in nanny (a.k.a. grandma) and a staff of 26+ assistants?

And why would you even *want* to sleep in on Christmas day? That's when all the fun happens.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (ABcz/)

593 On the upside, not much chance of getting raped at those schools, by this pack of mincing pussies.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (RyIxP)

594 We don't educate in the US anymore. We indoctrinate into socialism.


The hell you say.

Posted by: Common Core at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (FsuaD)

595 "Modern Depression"

Is that anything like Industrial Disease?

Posted by: fluffy at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (Ua6T/)

596 Sage advice.
Posted by: CM
-------------------------

Yup

Posted by: 35 year old McCulloch at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (F2IAQ)

597 There is no ISIS, only VagISIL.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (CpRK8)

598 Grumpy professor is not amused.

Posted by: Lauren at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (4WP/Y)

599 553 On the not seeing embedded tweets, do you have flash blocked? Because that might do it as well.
Posted by: alexthechic


Flash is NOT blocked on my computer - -but it does only function sporadically. I often have problems with youTube, too.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:27 PM (K4YiS)

600 571
I have no idea how these people are going to navigate life. They seem
to think life is easy AND fair because they've deemed it so...

Posted by: small town girl at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (4RRDi


My only thought is they will eventually have to toughen up. Unless they stay on anxiety or anti depressant medication for the rest of their lives. Many of the college kids I was recently in contact with were dosed because they couldn't handle any stress.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (/Mxso)

601 Mine would be way more interesting.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (mf5HN)No doubt.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (f56b1)

602 I want a billion dollars to film my Hobbit fanfic.

Mine would be way more interesting.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (mf5HN)


I think Germany already has the dwarf porn market covered.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (Rx8ML)

603 Hobbits with chainsaws, want the Ents run....

Is that your fan-fic?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (CpRK8)

604 On the upside, not much chance of getting raped at those schools, by this pack of mincing pussies.
Posted by: Sharkman
------------------------

True. But the likelihood of being harassed/lawfared is soaring.

Posted by: 35 year old McCulloch at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (F2IAQ)

605 This thread has lost its fresh smell.

And now I'm about to have a little talk with the Mexican yard workers who do my neighbor's yard who are blocking my driveway.

If I'm not back in a couple of minutes....

...well, whatever.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (FsuaD)

606 I have no idea how these people are going to navigate life. They seem to think life is easy AND fair because they've deemed it so...
Posted by: small town girl at December 16, 2014 04:23 PM (4RRDi)
***********
If they have to venture outside of acadamia with their shitty degrees it does not work out well. Did I tell you that I happen to know the most educated Bank Teller in all of Brooklyn? She's my cousin. Multiple degrees with a focus on Poetry and creative writing. I laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. Schools attended include Sarah Lawrence, The Sorbonne, UC Berkeley, George Mason with a little Princeton sprinkled in. Her parents spent a fuck ton of money on her and will til the day they die. Schools that take money for worthless degrees like this should be driven out of business themselves.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (32Ze2)

607
'Cause it will be a cold day in hell before I haul them off to do that Volunteer Social Justice shit. Not going to happen. Will pay for Tech School first.
*****

It may not be Social justicey enough to get into an ivy league, but I remember tutoring at boys and girls club in high school. (which was so, so frustrating because I was taught phonetics and the little girl was taught the 'if you know the word, great, if not oh well' way to read. I had no clue how to teach her)

Is that kind of thing still helpful?

Posted by: Lea at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (lIU4e)

608 I wanna see Angelene Lilly nekkid.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (xWW96)

609 I still say the organization should just be called IS; Islamic States. The other part is just some nonsense about Levant and Iraq, and clearly they mean bigger things. Isis is a perfectly reasonable name and the sooner we move away from referring to them that way the sooner we can go back to using the word properly.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 16, 2014 04:30 PM (39g3+)

610 What's awesome is in the near to middle future these coddled millenials will be the ones making the decision on Ferguson.


Who here thinks they will consider the facts?

Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:30 PM (MDgS8)

611 Wow ,over 600 ! Must be a slow news day...

Posted by: helloit's me Donna and I know nuthink! at December 16, 2014 04:30 PM (Bn6aD)

612
I strongly suspect that professor will be issuing an apology in the very near future..

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at December 16, 2014 04:30 PM (6ndas)

613 I try not to bring this up very often, but I'll make an exception for suffering students of Oberlin.

I lost both of my parents over the course of a (very bad) week when I was in college - about this time, just over 24 years ago. The Dean offered to let me out of finals in light of my situation, and I wouldn't think of it. How better to honor their sacrifice in sending me to school than to cross that finish line.
You poor babies need to grow. The. Fuck. Up.

Posted by: Zorachus at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (hw2P1)

614 Wait - didn't Pajama Boy attend Oberlin too?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (oKE6c)

615 601
Mine would be way more interesting.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (mf5HN)No doubt.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (f56b1)


Not sure raptors are canon though. Might be able to doll them up with orc warpaint.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (/Mxso)

616 I have no idea how these people are going to navigate life.

They run for office as Democrats.

Posted by: --- at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (MMC8r)

617 New topic: The NFL. Professional sport or just a venue for SJW now?
Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 04:26 PM (Rx8ML)
***********
The PSA's with the weeping NFL'ers preaching to us proles not to do what their brethren do quite often tells you everything you need to know. I am done with the NFL.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (32Ze2)

618 My only thought is they will eventually have to toughen up. Unless they stay on anxiety or anti depressant medication for the rest of their lives. Many of the college kids I was recently in contact with were dosed because they couldn't handle any stress.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (/Mxso)



Bingo bango. Better living through chemistry.

As I said, I do feel some sympathy for these children, and they are children. You have to be taught how to be an adult and you have to be taught how to handle adversity. These kids are not being taught that and it's leading to terrible outcomes for the kids.

If you refuse to teach people to swim and, in fact, you take away all the life preservers and tell them that don't worry, the water won't hurt them if they fall in and then you toss them into the deep end and walk away? Yeah, it's not entirely their fault when they drown.





Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (mf5HN)

619 I strongly suspect that professor will be issuing an apology in the very near future..

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at December 16, 2014 04:30 PM (6ndas)


I wish that I could say "no way," but soon I am sure he will be issuing all A's in Intro to Stats. Because of the patriarchy, or something.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 04:32 PM (Rx8ML)

620 The Riders of Rohan on Raptors?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:32 PM (CpRK8)

621 I still say the organization should just be called IS; Islamic States.

Well yeah, but then you'd have Pres. Shrillary disputing its nature.

I don't think we could take a second Clinton questioning what IS is. Reality would collapse.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:32 PM (DT3rQ)

622 Heh.
I always make sure I give exams or quizzes on the last day before Thanksgiving break and the second to last day of lecture. It ensures attendance, specifically on the last day of lecture when the exam taken the day before is handed back.

Most universities require the class to meet the day the final is scheduled and postponing a final is NOT the call of the professor.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at December 16, 2014 04:33 PM (B3gSz)

623 'Bullet-looking missile thing' turns heads along highway south of Boulder

http://tinyurl.com/na8kd5n

WTF? Delia's perceived Dad?

Posted by: TVoC Hates the GOP at December 16, 2014 04:33 PM (XzRw1)

624 I strongly suspect that professor will be issuing an apology in the very near future..


I just hope he doesn't cry.

You can't call people coddled millenials and then cry.

Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:33 PM (MDgS8)

625 Hobbits with chainsaws, want the Ents run....

Is that your fan-fic?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:28 PM (CpRK



Hell no, Ents are awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:34 PM (mf5HN)

626 190
Della, daughter of two mothers. One mother is an Astrologist
(Linda Zlotnick), also known as "Moonrabbit". No joke. http://yhoo.it/135lC3z

Over/under on whether they think Christians are backward and superstitious?

Posted by: April at December 16, 2014 04:34 PM (bgDGj)

627 You can't call people coddled millenials and then cry.Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:33 PM (MDgS Sure you can.

Posted by: Sobbing Boner at December 16, 2014 04:34 PM (xWW96)

628 "I wonder how the homeless people's lives were improved by Princess Snowflake raising awareness about homelessness."

Wait. There are homeless people? I DID NOT KNOW THAT!!!

Whew! Glad that problem is solved.

Posted by: despair at December 16, 2014 04:34 PM (dcY7v)

629 Multiple degrees with a focus on ... creative
writing.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, Aiming His Torpedo at December 16, 2014 04:29 PM (32Ze2)


Is that what they call journalism now?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (oKE6c)

630 *pauses*. Peter Jackson's studio is named Weta after a Kiwi insect that scared him as a child. Hey French can you nuke some Wetas for us?

Think we could sell that to SyFy as a screenplay AlextheChick?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (CpRK8)

631 As I said, I do feel some sympathy for these
children, and they are children. You have to be taught how to be an
adult and you have to be taught how to handle adversity.


Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:31 PM (mf5HN)


Agreed, I have sympathy as well. Of course once they start trying to lecture me on social justice it melts away instantaneously. But the crux of it is they were failed by their parents.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (/Mxso)

632 Ents might put on the stompy boots for runts with chainsaws.

Posted by: Sobbing Boner at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (xWW96)

633 Zombie, you really shouldn't have a machine that old on the interwebs without a really good proxy/firewall. Use a tablet with a ROM OS.

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (TETYm)

634
Wait, some of you actually believe the students are stressed??

Come on.

This whole thing is bullshit. Amateur-lawery bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at December 16, 2014 04:36 PM (6ndas)

635 Think we could sell that to SyFy as a screenplay AlextheChick?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM (CpRK


If you can work some soft core lesbianism in we will run it every night.

Posted by: SyFy exec at December 16, 2014 04:36 PM (Rx8ML)

636 Emotional erection sock off...

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:36 PM (xWW96)

637 I try not to bring this up very often, but I'll make an exception for suffering students of Oberlin.

I lost both of my parents over the course of a (very bad) week when I was in college - about this time, just over 24 years ago. The Dean offered to let me out of finals in light of my situation, and I wouldn't think of it. How better to honor their sacrifice in sending me to school
than to cross that finish line.

You poor babies need to grow. The. Fuck. Up.
Posted by: Zorachus



Threadwinner.

Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 04:37 PM (RJzmI)

638 My favorite part is that the professor's response was sent within a minute of receiving the email. I'm guessing that he got to, "feeling traumatized because of day-to-day racism" and heard all he needed to hear.

Posted by: Cole at December 16, 2014 04:37 PM (Z5spv)

639 Hell no, Ents are awesome.
Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all


Why am I getting "Evil Dead" flashbacks...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Unrepresented at December 16, 2014 04:37 PM (DT3rQ)

640 Ents might put on the stompy boots for runts with chainsaws.

Posted by: Sobbing Boner at December 16, 2014 04:35 PM


Hmmm...Entwives in stompy boots, maybe?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (knoK7)

641 Posted by: Zorachus

Threadwinner.
Posted by: rickb223 - #IWROY at December 16, 2014 04:37 PM (RJzmI)


Amen!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (W5DcG)

642 The real tragedy is the thing that never happened but shut up Narrative.

Posted by: The Left at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (8zCR+)

643 That's the easy part, we use SyFy's go to gal for hotness, Number Six Tricia. She will play the scientist type who says "I got a bad feeling about this."

Imagine her running from a giant Weta. Kinda Indiana Jones style attire but her khaki pants are shorts and no hat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (CpRK8)

644
'I always make sure I give exams or quizzes on the last day before
Thanksgiving break and the second to last day of lecture. It ensures
attendance, specifically on the last day of lecture when the exam taken
the day before is handed back'

I worked at UGA for 16 years, and left in 2012. Professors used to not do that there, but got tougher about 10 years ago IIRC.

Posted by: small town girl at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (DsH+C)

645 Zorachus:

Peace to your folks' souls, and sorry for your loss.

Also: Cut. Jib. Newsletter.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (PRY5W)

646
Translation: Now I really wish I had studied. Between this failed attempt to put off exams and my involvement with the Occupy movement of the moment, I am going to have some serious school loans with no degree to show for it.
I guess I should have forgone "Hands up, Don't shoot" and gone with "buckle down."
Wonder if I can fool Mommy and Daddy for just a few more months to get an awesome Spring Break out of the deal...I suppose that semester in Europe is out of the question.
And, I would have much such an accomplished liberal politician. I have the blame game so down...

Posted by: Kathleen Sebelius at December 16, 2014 04:39 PM (MelgH)

647 >>>More: An op-ed from a Harvard Law student, explaining that his classmates aren't whiny and entitled. Just really really serious about Justice.

News flash spoiled millennials. There will be days you are absolutely disenchanted, depressed, lose faith in the virtue of, in fact outright hate your job. And still have to do it. Almost every hard working American has seen that day, and they have a name for it, Monday. Real life strikes again.

>>No

Awesome!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at December 16, 2014 04:39 PM (0q2P7)

648 "We are scared, but no longer will we be spectators to injustice. . . ."

Is this real?

This idiot wants to be a lawyer, and he doesn't care about the evidence, he's just convinced there's injustice, and he's so upset he's going to hold his breath until he turns blue?

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 04:39 PM (DV/Ik)

649
If you read the letter, it reads like a law student is trying to student-lawyer her way out of something.

She's too clever by half. The reason this crap worked at Columbia is because the Columbia Law School faculty were probably party to the scam.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Imaginary Home For Incorrigible Boys & Girls at December 16, 2014 04:39 PM (6ndas)

650 Haven't read all the comments, but anytime you want to enlarge anything on the screen on a MS computer just press & hold the ctrl key and the + key to enlarge (the - key will reduce it

Posted by: Cicero Skip at December 16, 2014 04:40 PM (FIrEF)

651 Haven't read all the comments, but anytime you want to enlarge anything on the screen on a MS computer just press & hold the ctrl key and the + key to enlarge (the - key will reduce it

Posted by: Cicero Skip at December 16, 2014 04:40 PM (FIrEF)

652 We are scared, but no longer will we be spectators to injustice. . . .



Well then fight Islamic terrorists then. Oh, and there's a bit of snot on your nose.

Posted by: dogfish at December 16, 2014 04:40 PM (1vYi0)

653 Imagine her running from a giant Weta. Kinda Indiana Jones style attire but her khaki pants are shorts and no hat.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (CpRKGo on.

Posted by: troyriser at December 16, 2014 04:40 PM (f56b1)

654 HARRISBURG - Philadelphia prosecutors plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute.

District Attorney Seth Williams is expected to announce charges against State Reps. Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald G. Waters, both Philadelphia Democrats, for allegedly accepting cash from an undercover operative, according to people familiar with the matter.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 04:40 PM (4Pkdw)

655 This just in: young Della has a Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpOhlZTGdzmhJJuKXWcSzA

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (oKE6c)

656 Yep. My pet peeve (in this connection): assholes who characterize a murder as an "assassination," apparently in the illiterate belief that that term is an intensifier of "murder," rather than a subset of it pertaining to political figures. As in the worthless turd "Tupac Shakur was assassinated.
Posted by: Jay Guevara

I agree. It's even worse when applied to gang members or terrorists. And the terrible misuse of 'execute'If the death penalty is "legal murder" (and it isn't) then gang members certainly don't.

Posted by: Blue Hen at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (Spluw)

657
Dear Della,

I got an A in statistics and am a stupid white dude. You can do it if you apply yourself.

Sample question for your study: Assuming a random distribution of special snowflakes, what percentage will receive a delay in their final exams?

Best of Luck,

Me

The answer is "it depends." As you can clearly see, I have an MBA.

Posted by: Kathleen Sebelius at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (MelgH)

658 I can't remember who it was here that was having the bad experience with Baldur's Gate and a sexually aggressive gay half-orc, but you'll probably enjoy the review of Bioware's new game, Dragon Age: Inquisition, done by Milo Yiannopoulos over at Breitbart. The link is in Ace's sidebar.

Just one quick word of warning. You'll probably want to minimize the page immediately after clicking the link, and then come back to it five minutes later. Given how long it took my computer to load the page, the alternative is to be stuck for a few minutes staring at a picture of what appears to be a gay sex scene from Mass Effect 3.

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (UWFpX)

659 Philly spree killer Harry Carry'd himself.

Posted by: Kwanza at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (/nR7C)

660 plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute.


Isn't this, in many ways, the story of Martha Coakley?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:42 PM (knoK7)

661 I know this is a bit early, but chag Chanukah sameach.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:43 PM (mf5HN)

662 I was finally told no for the first time this Sunday.

Posted by: Special snowflake Johnny football at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (z/Ubi)

663 Well tight white shirt with a kakhi jacket with pockets. Hair flowing back as she runs and bounces.

Need I go on?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (CpRK8)

664 Professor Michael Raney: "No."

Zorachus: "[...]"


Threadwinner Tie!

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (1CroS)

665 Yeah, I remember right after Pearl Harbor we cancelled exams.



Because everyone had enlisted.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (0FSuD)

666 I know this is a bit early, but chag Chanukah sameach.



Feliz Navidad.

Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (MDgS8)

667 got to pack for 17 days in Hawaii, yo!




Posted by: Lizzy at December 16, 2014 04:19 PM (ABcz/)



THAT should have had a trigger warning.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (6fyGz)

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (1CroS)

669 Wait, do the Asian-Aemricans want another degree program, isn't the entire science, math, and engineering department enough?

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (TETYm)

670 Barrel time

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (CpRK8)

671 glad I didn't do that...

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (6fyGz)

672


Test

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (FsuaD)

673 "No."

!!!

Now I need to watch Hobo With A Shotgun a few times to wind down.

Posted by: edj at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (klzyR)

674
oops

Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (MDgS8)

675 chag Chanukah sameach.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:43 PM


Wait...there's a special Chanukah sammich and my Jewish friends have been keeping it to themselves?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (knoK7)

676 Barrel's on holiday, right? Right?!

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (1CroS)

677 This idiot wants to be a lawyer, and he doesn't care about the evidence, he's just convinced there's injustice, and he's so upset he's going to hold his breath until he turns blue?
Posted by: Dianna
-------------

You *did* see that he interned at the DoJ, no?

Posted by: 35 year old McCulloch at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (F2IAQ)

678 Speaking of that special snowflake Johnny "Football". He is the poster boy for what we can expect out of the next generation. He has the talent to make a shitload, but he has been so coddled that he is throwing (intended) it away. What a douche.

Posted by: dogfish at December 16, 2014 04:46 PM (1vYi0)

679 Via Legal Insurrection:

The next big police shooting Grand Jury decision ... in Houston

http://tinyurl.com/npggyab

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2014 04:46 PM (lN8KC)

680 Dog walk. BBL

Posted by: 35 year old McCulloch at December 16, 2014 04:46 PM (F2IAQ)

681 Guess we get to find out what DNA is in teh barel...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 16, 2014 04:46 PM (wtvvX)

682 676
Barrel's on holiday, right? Right?!

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:45 PM (1CroS)



I left some cheerful Christmas lights when I was there, if you can find them under the used condoms, old pron mags, and unidentifiable stuff. Enjoy!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (FsuaD)

683
643 That's the easy part, we use SyFy's go to gal for hotness, Number Six Tricia. She will play the scientist type who says "I got a bad feeling about this."

Imagine her running from a giant Weta. Kinda Indiana Jones style attire but her khaki pants are shorts and no hat.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:38 PM (CpRK


She was just in the last episode of The Librarians. And while attractive she was lacking. She needs to go back to bleach blond and wearing skin tight red dresses.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (z/Ubi)

684 The answer is "it depends." As you can clearly see, I have an MBA.

Posted by: Kathleen Sebelius at December 16, 2014 04:41 PM (MelgH)


I apply the First Law of Sociology: "Some do, some don't."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (oKE6c)

685 I gave both my knees to football without a single dollar of payment. Makes me think I'm pretty stoopid.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (xWW96)

686 Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (1CroS)


Report to the barrel!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (0FSuD)

687 Special forecast for the special snowflakes - Fair today, followed by grossly unfair tomorrow.

Get used to it.

Posted by: 35 year old McCulloch at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (F2IAQ)

688 STOP!

Barrel time!

*dances*

Posted by: MC Hammer at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (/Mxso)

689 Damn, people. We're at #676+ and there's a response to a comment within seconds. It's like you want to send people to the barrel. Have you no mercy?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (1CroS)

690 I hunger...

Posted by: The Barrel at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (/Ho8c)

691 Guess we get to find out what DNA is in teh barel...]/I]

DNA glows in the dark?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (0HooB)

692 This idiot wants to be a lawyer, and he doesn't care about the evidence,
he's just convinced there's injustice, and he's so upset he's going to
hold his breath until he turns blue?

Posted by: Dianna




"I can't breathe!"


"Stop holding your breath."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:48 PM (oKE6c)

693 She was just in the last episode of The Librarians. And while attractive she was lacking. She needs to go back to bleach blond and wearing skin tight red dresses.
Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (z/Ubi)



She was more or less naked on Ascension last night.

I am train wreck fascinated to see how that hot mess ends.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (mf5HN)

694 DNA glows in the dark?

Like a Jackson Pollack painting.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (CpRK8)

695 I was going to write a thoughtful post, but, *sniff* I was at the convenience store charging my Leaf when a white man in a business suit filled a large cup with sugary soda; the cup was styrefoam!

Posted by: Kathleen Sebelius at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (MelgH)

696 The Horde does realize that our enemies are rubbing their hands together gleefully as they witness the pussification of America.

That wasn't actually a question.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (FsuaD)

697 651 Haven't read all the comments, but anytime you want to enlarge anything on the screen on a MS computer just press & hold the ctrl key and the + key to enlarge (the - key will reduce it

*Hunts for a picture of Kate Upton*

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (0NdlF)

698 666 I know this is a bit early, but chag Chanukah sameach.
Feliz Navidad.
Posted by: eleven at December 16, 2014 04:44 PM (MDgS



Happy Kwanzaa, mofo.

Posted by: Eric Holder at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (oKE6c)

699 Isn't this, in many ways, the story of Martha Coakley?

Martha was too stupid to be corrupt. She just did what she was told.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (i0wGQ)

700 633 Zombie, you really shouldn't have a machine that old on the interwebs without a really good proxy/firewall.

Why? What will happen to me if I don't use a "proxy/firewall."

I've been using the Internet since 1992 and nothing bad has happened to me yet!

Use a tablet with a ROM OS.
Posted by: Jean


Too complicated -- too many overlapping things happen in my life - -I need to be on a single unified computer when using the Web.

Posted by: zombie at December 16, 2014 04:50 PM (K4YiS)

701 I left some cheerful Christmas lights when I was
there, if you can find them under the used condoms, old pron mags, and
unidentifiable stuff. Enjoy!




Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (FsuaD)


Also note: The mechanical bull does not work. Also, it is not a mechanical bull.

Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:50 PM (/Mxso)

702 697
651 Haven't read all the comments, but anytime you want to enlarge
anything on the screen on a MS computer just press hold the ctrl
key and the + key to enlarge (the - key will reduce it



*Hunts for a picture of Kate Upton*

Posted by: CM


Yeah, those take care of enlarging for me, too.

Posted by: T. Jeff. at December 16, 2014 04:50 PM (/Ho8c)

703 In a pussified America, the one balled man is king.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:50 PM (xWW96)

704 Jane D'oh: "I left some cheerful Christmas lights when I was there, if you can find them under the used condoms, old pron mags, and unidentifiable stuff. Enjoy!"

Um, thank you? Kidding. You're very kind.

Seriously, though, all I want for Christmas is a hazmat suit.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 16, 2014 04:51 PM (1CroS)

705 She was just in the last episode of The Librarians. And while attractive she was lacking. She needs to go back to bleach blond and wearing skin tight red dresses.

I need pics for comparison.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:51 PM (0NdlF)

706 693 She was just in the last episode of The Librarians. And while attractive she was lacking. She needs to go back to bleach blond and wearing skin tight red dresses.
Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 04:47 PM (z/Ubi)


She was more or less naked on Ascension last night.

I am train wreck fascinated to see how that hot mess ends.
Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM (mf5HN)


*makes note to set up the dvr to begin recording ascension*

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 04:51 PM (z/Ubi)

707
Martha was too stupid to be corrupt. She just did what she was told.


Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 04:49 PM


My only question is which failed hack employment agency local law firm practicing family law and gay adoption she lands at.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (knoK7)

708 Why? What will happen to me if I don't use a "proxy/firewall."

Reduces your ability to be Internet anonymous.

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (0NdlF)

709 I am train wreck fascinated to see how that hot mess ends.

I hope you caught the last few minutes. Major plot twist.

Fingers are crossed for this to be good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (0HooB)

710 Ascension has so many things wrong with it.

"Oh Captain! Why haven't you and your hot wife produced any kids? We need to keep our population stable." After they spend a whole scene of them talking about how perfect a genetic match they are.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (CpRK8)

711 I watched 10 minutes of Ascension last night, then went out to the garage and welded up my disk harrow.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM (xWW96)

712 To quote Gen. Patton, "A man that eloquent has to be saved."

Posted by: Zumkopf at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM (kAi2B)

713 The students who was told "No" has reported the Professor to the administration:

http://bit.ly/139PWJX

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM (lN8KC)

714 I hope you caught the last few minutes. Major plot twist.

Fingers are crossed for this to be good.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (0HooB)



I did like the plot twist quite a bit but the rest of it is just such a hot mess. I will say they played fair with the plot twist.

I approve of the level of nekkid hotassery though.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM (mf5HN)

715 "Stop holding your breath."
Posted by: Jay Guevara

Perfect!

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM (DV/Ik)

716 Speaking of ages, this was an interesting passage in the WWII history book I'm reading:

"Most fighter pilots were young, usually in their early twenties. Davis and Arthur Fiedler, both ace, were twenty years old when promoted to captain."

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:55 PM (0NdlF)

717 My only question is which failed hack employment agency local law firm practicing family law and gay adoption she lands at.

As long as there's no heavy lifting. I was on a grand jury about 20 years ago. She was our ADA. Not only stupid, but very lazy.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 04:55 PM (i0wGQ)

718 I have to say that my first view of Ascension from the ads was this might be cool. Then it started looking like it would be a Soap Opera in Space.

But, I was unaware of naked chicks. Second look?

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 04:55 PM (Rx8ML)

719 The students who was told "No" has reported the Professor to the administration:

http://bit.ly/139PWJX

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM


Weeeellll....isn't that special.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:56 PM (knoK7)

720 @689 Damn, people. We're at #676+ and there's a response to a comment within seconds. It's like you want to send people to the barrel. Have you no mercy?
----------------

"No"

Posted by: junior at December 16, 2014 04:56 PM (UWFpX)

721 I approve of the level of nekkid hotassery though.

As do I.

I sorta like her being typecast as Teh First Character to Git Nekkid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 04:56 PM (0HooB)

722 I was wondering how that artificial gravity was working in '63.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 04:57 PM (xWW96)

723 As long as there's no heavy lifting. I was on a grand jury about 20 years ago. She was our ADA. Not only stupid, but very lazy.
Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 04:55 PM


Ooof. My brain hurts just thinking about that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 16, 2014 04:57 PM (knoK7)

724 709 I am train wreck fascinated to see how that hot mess ends.



Then you must be loving this Administration.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 04:58 PM (oKE6c)

725 There is one scene in Episode 1 where Tricia introduces to her bed partner a very hot blond nymph who only had Han Solo's leather vest covering her top...

As for the plot twist, typical government and the Tuskegee Syphilis study.

Amazing the ship was launched 50 years ago. But they have nitrile gloves and one of the crew duty uniforms, save the shoulder boards, are current USAF service dress.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:58 PM (CpRK8)

726 Is ace ranting on Twitter again and thinking he only left us unsupervised for under an hour?

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 04:59 PM (z/Ubi)

727 Also note: The mechanical bull does not work. Also, it is not a mechanical bull.




Posted by: Heralder at December 16, 2014 04:50 PM (/Mxso)



so...that's NOT a saddle horn?

And on that note...off to work! Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 16, 2014 04:59 PM (6fyGz)

728 "Most fighter pilots were young, usually in their early twenties. Davis and Arthur Fiedler, both ace, were twenty years old when promoted to captain."

Posted by: CM at December 16, 2014 04:55 PM (0NdlF)


I knew a West Point graduate who was commissioned in May of 42. He was a little older than most so he would have been 23 when he graduated. By the end of the war he was a LTC.

Yes, he was in the Air Corps.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 05:00 PM (Rx8ML)

729 Ascension has so many things wrong with it.

"Oh Captain! Why haven't you and your hot wife produced any kids? We need to keep our population stable." After they spend a whole scene of them talking about how perfect a genetic match they are.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 04:52 PM (CpRK



Actually, that was addressed with the you know we can't even have a child without someone dying line.

It's infuriating because it's a very interesting idea and the acting is at least decent. That being said, why fall back on the upstairs/downstairs dynamic particularly when there is care to show that the group is interracial. It makes no sense even within the context of the rules of the universe. Also the ship is 50 years old and no one knew about the one hatch in the one place? When kids go there all the time? And it's not exactly well hidden?

Plus the use of Tricia Helfer is lazy lazy lazy. No shit she's the scheming seductress. It's like casting Kevin Spacey in the new Call of Duty and expecting it to be a surprise he's a megalomaniac sociopath. Oh my stars and garters knock me over with a feather, it can't be.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 05:00 PM (mf5HN)

730 The gravity is easy to explain. Ascension's decks are perpendicular to the axis of thrust. As long as the engines are thrusting they can generate what feels like gravity.

But the ship is getting close to turn over time.

What does this mean? Soon the ship will have to flip around its axis of travel and start thrusting to decelerate. Or they will be traveling too fast to enter the new star system.

So for awhile they will be weightless. And then they will be walking on the ceilings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:01 PM (CpRK8)

731 "our cups of endurance have run over"


heh. College students...

Posted by: what do they call a quarter pounder in Liberia? at December 16, 2014 05:01 PM (8CdUx)

732 Plus the use of Tricia Helfer is lazy lazy lazy.

Posted by: alexthechick - The Specialest Snowflake of all at December 16, 2014 05:00 PM (mf5HN)


That's my kind of lazy.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 16, 2014 05:01 PM (FMbng)

733 The students who was told "No" has reported the Professor to the administration:



http://bit.ly/139PWJX



Posted by: The Political Hat at December 16, 2014 04:54 PM




I demand that you take me seriously, even if I am making a fool of myself!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 05:02 PM (oKE6c)

734 Amazing the ship was launched 50 years ago. But they have nitrile gloves and one of the crew duty uniforms, save the shoulder boards, are current USAF service dress.

Also, electronics should be HUGE, with glowing tubes and such.

I don't remember there being much beeping going on back then.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, Curmudgeon Extraordinaire at December 16, 2014 05:02 PM (0HooB)

735 Ask our faculty for an extension like this? You'd probably still get your degree. But there'd be a note in your transcript marking you as fundamentally unsuitable for any job anywhere.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at December 16, 2014 05:02 PM (z899H)

736 So for awhile they will be weightless. And then they will be walking on the ceilings.

Huh? Not if they flip it around.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 05:03 PM (Rx8ML)

737 What does this mean? Soon the ship will have to flip around its axis of travel and start thrusting to decelerate. Or they will be traveling too fast to enter the new star system.

So for awhile they will be weightless. And then they will be walking on the ceilings.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:01 PM (CpRK The engines have been thrusting to the tune of 9.8 meters per second per second since '63? And about to do it again for another 50 years? Pretty big fuel tanks.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 05:04 PM (xWW96)

738 Someone at the HQ must have hit the eggnog early.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 16, 2014 05:04 PM (FsuaD)

739 Oberlin's enrollment is 2,900.

A whopping 20 percent are students "of color," which could mean any damn thing.

Nice diversity, oh you guardians of diversity.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 16, 2014 05:04 PM (659DL)

740 Ah yeah. Newton. We will now have competing forces. Forward momentum versus the engines thrusting against.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:04 PM (CpRK8)

741 >>What sort of "parent" sleeps in on Christmas morning?

Ones that celebrate Eid.

Posted by: Aviator at December 16, 2014 05:05 PM (3rrMW)

742 ot
Obama and his state dept. released the 2nd in command of the Pakistan Taliban from US custody just last week.
The same ones that committed the massacre today.

http://tinyurl.com/oncqx2f

Posted by: navybrat at December 16, 2014 05:05 PM (JgC5a)

743 Maddog the only thing that makes sense is they are using nuclear propulsion. Perhaps I missed them talking about it but I don't recall a single reference to what is powering the ship.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:06 PM (CpRK8)

744 the First Law of Sociology is, "Some do, most don't"


or, "Nearly All of Us are F*cked Up"


Sociology..... heh

Posted by: what do they call a quarter pounder in Liberia? at December 16, 2014 05:06 PM (8CdUx)

745
743 Maddog the only thing that makes sense is they are using nuclear propulsion. Perhaps I missed them talking about it but I don't recall a single reference to what is powering the ship.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 0


Unicorn farts.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 05:07 PM (z/Ubi)

746 You know what I find traumatic? Barry Obama taking 17 days off from goldbricking in D.C. so he can goldbrick in Hawaii for the holidays.

Posted by: Fritz at December 16, 2014 05:07 PM (dVmLD)

747 743 Maddog the only thing that makes sense is they are using nuclear propulsion. Perhaps I missed them talking about it but I don't recall a single reference to what is powering the ship.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:06 PM (CpRK

They could be using a space scoop and gathering water to break down into hydrogen and oxygen

Posted by: MikeH at December 16, 2014 05:08 PM (84oau)

748 And do not doubt the power of unicorn farts.

http://youtu.be/lxHhBx1FtLQ

Posted by: Buzzion at December 16, 2014 05:08 PM (z/Ubi)

749 Does your dog deserve to be considered a citizen? Let me put this Voxsplain in you.

Posted by: Vox.com at December 16, 2014 05:09 PM (Nfdkj)

750 Oberlin's enrollment is 2,900.



A whopping 20 percent are students "of color," which could mean any damn thing.


Help, help, I'm being oppressed!

Posted by: John Boehner, student at December 16, 2014 05:09 PM (4nR9/)

751 749 Does your dog deserve to be considered a citizen? Let me put this Voxsplain in you.
Posted by: Vox.com at December 16, 2014 05:09 PM (Nfdkj)

What about my guppies? They swim up to the top when I fed them, they must have a vote

Posted by: MikeH at December 16, 2014 05:10 PM (84oau)

752 Nice diversity, oh you guardians of diversity.

A lotta "Indians" I'll bet...

Posted by: tu3031 at December 16, 2014 05:10 PM (i0wGQ)

753 Most fighter pilots were young ...

There are two reasons for that, one - starting early, and two - not being the healthiest of jobs.

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 05:10 PM (TETYm)

754 Ascension is a sociology experiment using a simulated spaceship as a Skinner box. Which does not explain why the Smilies are endangering the whole study by stealing the doctor's seahorse necklace.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:11 PM (CpRK8)

755 What about my guppies? They swim up to the top when I fed them, they must have a vote

Posted by: MikeH


Multicellularist!

Posted by: Paramecium at December 16, 2014 05:11 PM (4nR9/)

756 I have some pond scum that wishes me to proxy for them in the GOP primary.

Posted by: maddogg at December 16, 2014 05:11 PM (xWW96)

757 you guys keep trying to get me to coddle that millennial by reading his meaningless brainspew. Won't do it. No sir.

Posted by: MrDave at December 16, 2014 05:11 PM (E2g2d)

758 If you go to the Oberlin site, the main page has a slider image and the students look decidedly...pale.

There is a picture of some Cornel West looking guy who must be some professor of something.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 05:12 PM (Rx8ML)

759 Corgis, oh Corgis

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 16, 2014 05:13 PM (CpRK8)

760 The first dissertation out of the Asian Studies department - How Affirmative Action quotas discriminate against Asians?

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2014 05:14 PM (TETYm)

761 I mean, look at this:

http://alturl.com/4twbk

Looks like an Obama For America staff meeting.

Hell, it probably is.

Posted by: blaster at December 16, 2014 05:14 PM (Rx8ML)

762 759 Corgis, oh Corgis
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD)

Yark!

Posted by: Dianna at December 16, 2014 05:18 PM (DV/Ik)

763 Following the model set at several law schools, students at Oberlin College are pleading for leniency during final exams and the final grading period this fall semester in light of the grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and the shooting of Tamir Rice.

A petition has been circling around the school community President Marvin Krislov to suspend the standard grading system because students of color, especially black students, are at risk of failing.

"I would really like to see the normal grading system suspended for this semester and replaced with a no-fail mercy period. Administrators should require professors to exercise complete flexibility in what students are saying they can produce academically. Require that every professor listen to what their students are saying and if that means rather than writing a paper students instead meet with their professor to simply discuss in groups their paper topics or if tests are taken collectively with professors there are ways to make sure we are learning what we are supposed to be learning in ways that are not so taxing in times like this," the petition reads.

"Students in this moment should have complete access to alternative modes of learning while we process what's happening. Basically, no student especially black students and students of color should be failing a class this semester. A 'C' should be the lowest grade students can receive this semester. Professors should be required to work with students, who would otherwise be at risk of failing, to create alternate means of accessing knowledge."

The petition has garnered more than 1,300 signatures, according to The Oberlin Review.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 16, 2014 05:18 PM (4Pkdw)

764 "I would really like to see the normal grading system suspended for this semester and replaced with a no-fail mercy period."


This the same shit Reds have pushed for forty years.

Take the goddamned exams, you pussies!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 05:29 PM (oKE6c)

765 because students of color, especially black students, are at risk of failing.



Of course, that was true before Ferguson, but never mind.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 16, 2014 05:30 PM (oKE6c)

766 67 Low T America.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at December 16, 2014 03:01 PM (ZPrif)


TW

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at December 16, 2014 05:34 PM (HBAcW)

767 We. Are. So. F*cked.

Posted by: eureka! at December 16, 2014 05:59 PM (uB6Jm)

768 Just rule no more exams for Blacks. Stupid is as stupid does. Or doesn't, as the case may be.

Posted by: Json at December 16, 2014 06:01 PM (SBrPm)

769 Delia was absolutely right to stand up for her traumatized little black brothers and sisters. After all, so very many of them are still suffering from the shock of being forced to produce legal ID for the last election...

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 16, 2014 06:30 PM (/NUV/)

770 I once saw on Breaking Bad episode after the planes crashed above the city, well... the students had a grieving symposium in the gym, and one student suggested the teachers just pass them because that is what they did at UCLA if you found your roommate committed suicide in the toilet.

Posted by: Special Snowflake #451644554545 at December 16, 2014 06:31 PM (Moh0M)

771 You guys should check out her (Della) youtube page. She is subscribed to The Young Turks, RT (Czar Vlad I channel), Alex Jones Channel, and it appears she is for lesbian moms.

Now I will admit I am not the most prudish of conservatives, and being the male sexist I am the thought of hot lesbian MILFs right now is rather stimulating...but god this girl needs to grow up and learn a little history.

She is not helping women's rights at all and in fact this little hissy fit is proving all the stereotypes men have about women.

Posted by: William Eaton at December 16, 2014 06:50 PM (o+oA3)

772 Get the names of every student.
Blast their loser names everywhere.
None deserves a job in the legal profession.
But they would still be o.k. as Uber drivers.

Posted by: zzdawg at December 16, 2014 06:57 PM (K53fR)

773 The prof should've used Grumpy Cat.

Posted by: Darth Cobalt Shiva, Sith Lord at December 16, 2014 08:57 PM (F2i9w)

774 Escort girls http://regmodels.ru

Posted by: Regmodels.ru at December 17, 2014 01:18 AM (2188m)

775 Does anyone know where I can find a list of all of the schools that delayed finals over the Ferguson verdict???

I want to make sure to never send my kids there.

Posted by: Aidrius at December 17, 2014 08:50 PM (XkzAa)

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