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If You Paid $63,916 Per Year To Attend Wellesley And You Write Like This, You Got Ripped Off

Ace mocked the Wellesley News editorial already, as have the Folks over at Heat Street, but it's important to appreciate it for more than its anti-freedom tone and the writers' total, complete, abject ignorance of what free speech means.

They can't write. At all. It's awful. And chaotic. And overwrought. And, ultimately, meaningless.

Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech. Shutting down rhetoric that undermines the existence and rights of others is not a violation of free speech; it is hate speech. The founding fathers put free speech in the Constitution as a way to protect the disenfranchised and to protect individual citizens from the power of the government. The spirit of free speech is to protect the suppressed, not to protect a free-for-all where anything is acceptable, no matter how hateful and damaging.

[my bolding]

Awesome! They get it completely wrong, and they write so badly that they accuse themselves of "hate speech." And then they say that the "spirit" of free speech is to protect the "suppressed," which is obviously the speech that they are...um...suppressing. So which is it?

Oh, it's a staff editorial, which presumably means that more than one person was involved in the writing of this middle-school-quality piece.

Mom and Dad must be so proud.

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 Its all a big scam

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2017 11:58 AM (Ot7+c)

2 So, anyone who can write is guaranteed a job till they drop dead?

Good news for Ace, the cobs and any members of the Horde who write as part of their job.

Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 11:59 AM (FkAXz)

3 Corgis summoned

If you have not grounding in opposing views you have nothing in a argument

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2017 12:00 PM (Ot7+c)

4 Also... not only does the sample text above show a lack of writing skill, it shows a complete lack of logic.

I don't want to say that the Millenials are a mess and we need the robots NOW... but I'm saying many of the Millennials are a mess and we need the robot workforce to report to their supervisors ASAP.

Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 12:00 PM (FkAXz)

5 This staff is going to go far in the literary world writing the next Fifty Shades of Gack.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:01 PM (obaG8)

6 The poor writing of those Wellesley students is typical of all colleges now. College students are nowhere near as educated as HS students were 50 years ago,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:01 PM (mpXpK)

7 Sixth?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 12:01 PM (vRcUp)

8 What's this funny dot over the comma for?

Posted by: Wellesley Editorial Board at April 16, 2017 12:02 PM (oVJmc)

9 "Shut up!" she explained.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:03 PM (Nwg0u)

10 It's immature and irrational to want to claim to be the first 10 commenters. I resolve not to do this anymore.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 12:03 PM (vRcUp)

11 and the fact that parents are forking over $63K for this is obscene. And that is only part of the cost. The total will easily run over $100K

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:03 PM (mpXpK)

12 Per year?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (7dpmG)

13 How does one "undermine the existence of others" by words?

What a load of turgid claptrap.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (JZdsf)

14
When you're a fascist, grammar isn't important.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (Q9+6G)

15 'Oppressed' would be far better than 'suppressed.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (oVJmc)

16 We ask new Engineers to write parts of proposals and yes, it's almost not worth the rewrite effort.

Posted by: Uncle Si at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (ZLmoR)

17

Oh, it's a staff editorial, which presumably means that more than one person was involved in the writing of this middle-school-quality piece.

I remember all my 'group' writing in college. I wrote everything and everyone got an 'A'. Oh, we had a big meeting, the purpose of which was that the other group members carefully wrote their names on a piece of paper so that I spelled them correctly. Then I sent them away.

I wanted an 'A' and the only way I was going to get it was doing all the work myself.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (HTdUD)

18 This editorial won a Pulitzer Participation Prize.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2017 12:05 PM (oVJmc)

19 It's quite simple. Up is down. Black is white. Wrong is right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:05 PM (Nwg0u)

20 16
We ask new Engineers to write parts of proposals and yes, it's almost not worth the rewrite effort.

Posted by: Uncle Si at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (ZLmoR)

Some of the worst technical writing I have ever seen came from engineers at work.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:06 PM (mpXpK)

21 I don't deal much with college these days, although of course schools continue to churn out dunces, so the work force is getting them in.

No, to me the bigger problem is the credentialed management class that exists in almost every mid to large organization, and while it is a direct result of dumbed down graduates, to focus all this energy on what is wrong in academia is to ignore the rot that exists all throughout the institutions and systems that actually, you know, do and control stuff.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2017 12:07 PM (Pz4pT)

22 The only way the crap in colleges and schools will be fixed is to get the government totally out of the schools.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:08 PM (mpXpK)

23 So this seems to be becoming a thing in academic and tea-party circles... unfortunately.
http://tinyurl.com/kxven8f

A conservative Christian went to Ronald Hendel's class for Jewish Scripture, and Hendel up front said: this is a class for an outside, scholarly look at the Pentateuch, and we're not going to entertain the stance that Moses wrote it all. A student David Kurz objected to the rules, and Hendel said - tough, those are the rules.

Then Kurz went to Campus Fix, and then Kurz went to the freakin' Tea Party (Turning Point, "TPUSA", how cute) and got Hendel's name on the blacklist, here - http://tinyurl.com/knbhxau

My thought: Kurz was out of line, and going further out of line, and the Tea Party should stay far away from debates over Biblical scholarship.

Also, it's hard to argue for outside scholarship on Islamic texts if we're demanding safe-spaces from outside scholarship on the Bible.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 12:08 PM (6FqZa)

24 Only a literaphobe would criticize their writings!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 12:08 PM (IqV8l)

25 16 years of indoctrination from all directions is very hard to overcome. Especially when that indoctrination is during your formative years and is all you have ever known.

At some point, we all need to realize that the "elite" colleges are anything but. These colleges have simply clothed themselves in their universally acknowledged "elitism" and done nothing to maintain "elitism". They have not just ground to a halt as far as recognizing their incoming student's lack of skills and education, but have 100% neglected to even attempt to correct it, discipline it , or not accept it.

They are simply money laundering facilities that support a full complement of "elite" professors who are hiding from any real world work or contributions.

Posted by: Jen at April 16, 2017 12:09 PM (ZgC02)

26 we had to destroy speech in order to save it.

Posted by: Wellesly thinkers at April 16, 2017 12:09 PM (LlBbw)

27 This is very embarrassing for me you know

Posted by: Duke of Wellington at April 16, 2017 12:09 PM (Ot7+c)

28 They will not be oppressed by the grammararchy!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 12:10 PM (IqV8l)

29 I've noticed this repeatedly - many graduates of enormously expensive colleges and universities have no idea how to write a simple declarative sentence.

Posted by: Whatever at April 16, 2017 12:11 PM (xnAyb)

30 Free college for everyone!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:11 PM (7dpmG)

31 13 How does one "undermine the existence of others" by words?

What a load of turgid claptrap.

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wouldn't you like to know

Posted by: Witches Of Wellesly '18 at April 16, 2017 12:11 PM (LlBbw)

32 http://preview.tinyurl.com/mjuhkt6

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 12:11 PM (vRcUp)

33 If we suppress you, you were hate speech-ing.

Only free speech will be permitted!

Posted by: Wellesley at April 16, 2017 12:12 PM (kCDOM)

34 I remember all my 'group' writing in college. I wrote everything and everyone got an 'A'. Oh, we had a big meeting, the purpose of which was that the other group members carefully wrote their names on a piece of paper so that I spelled them correctly. Then I sent them away.

I wanted an 'A' and the only way I was going to get it was doing all the work myself.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (HTdUD)


Group projects are a good preparation for the real world.

If you are on the other end of this type of equation, where you are tasked with "participating" as a cooperative member of a group, and one nazi control freak insists on doing all the work/writing himself, then you learn to just sit back and stop getting angry that your work is not valued, and not welcomed.

You stop caring who gets "credit" and just figure out how to not get in trouble for the parts that didn't get done by the brown-nosing/kiss-ass "doer" who doesn't know as much as he thinks he does.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 16, 2017 12:12 PM (Pz4pT)

35 "Some of the worst technical writing I have ever seen came from engineers at work."

Yeah, but at least the engineers possess actual skills.

The Wellesley snowflakes know nothing, have learned nothing, and still have no idea how to write.

Posted by: Whatever at April 16, 2017 12:12 PM (xnAyb)

36 grammer is a wrench of the patriarchy.

Posted by: Witches Of Wellesly '18 at April 16, 2017 12:12 PM (LlBbw)

37 Wait until these revolutionaries toss out the grammar rules.

Dangling participles for all. It will be chaos on the pages and for once Faulkner and his lack of punctuation won't be to blame.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (obaG8)

38 THEY'RE MURDERING US WITH THEIR VERBIAGE!!!!

Posted by: Wellesley Geniuses at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (JZdsf)

39 Insisting on correct grammar are oppressive.

Posted by: Whatever at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (xnAyb)

40 I could care less how poetical they are. What worries me is what they believe.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (MuTTO)

41
I've noticed this repeatedly - many graduates of enormously expensive colleges and universities have no idea how to write a simple declarative sentence.
Posted by: Whatever


Their rule is: the longer the better.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (IqV8l)

42 Who knew the Tower of Babylon would be recreated by the Communists.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (obaG8)

43 I have often blamed the declining academic and educational standards on diversity and affirmative action but what if it's worse than that? What if the attack on language is an attack on thought itself such that the elites can easily lead the mob anywhere they want it to go?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:14 PM (Nwg0u)

44 Oh wait, still need to wake up... Tower of Babel.

Never mind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:14 PM (obaG8)

45 "Their rule is: the longer the better."

Yeah- I think they have special classes teaching them how to lengthen run-on sentences.

Posted by: Whatever at April 16, 2017 12:15 PM (xnAyb)

46 29 I've noticed this repeatedly - many graduates of enormously expensive colleges and universities have no idea how to write a simple declarative sentence.

---

Can two we can!

Posted by: Witches Of Wellesly '18 at April 16, 2017 12:15 PM (LlBbw)

47 Hillary went to Wellesley, didn't she?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 12:15 PM (vRcUp)

48 41 Their rule is: the longer the better.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 12:13 PM (IqV8l)

I recall reviewing an engineering paper for a plant change that had a single sentence paragraph that took up almost half a page.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:15 PM (mpXpK)

49 13 How does one "undermine the existence of others" by words?

What a load of turgid claptrap.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (JZdsf)

Its because the Pen IS mightier than the sword...

Thus, you must actually be doing significant real damage with words!.. because words are more dangerous than swords...

Said no one ever on a battlefield....

Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 12:17 PM (NgKpN)

50 Everyone gets an "A", a sheet of stickers, and a fruit cup.
That'll be $63,916.00.

Thank you very much!

Posted by: Wellesley Professors at April 16, 2017 12:17 PM (Ivjge)

51 Insisting on correct grammar are oppressive.
-

Power to the illiterates!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:17 PM (Nwg0u)

52 Also, it's hard to argue for outside scholarship on
Islamic texts if we're demanding safe-spaces from outside scholarship on
the Bible.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 12:08 PM (6FqZa)

The Bible as literature has a long and illustrious academic history. Why this would surprise anyone is a bit baffling.

Mr. Kurz should have been told to fvck off by everyone involved.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 12:18 PM (rF0hx)

53 Too much cowbell?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ICjXk8AWlHg

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:19 PM (7dpmG)

54 Obviously Kurz is appropriately named for obviously short in temper.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:19 PM (XwPvU)

55 However, I would like to see our side break out old fashioned slurs that have not been used in 100 years just for entertainment purposes.

Words like reprobate, miscreant, wretch, wench, rake, knavish, etc.

The left might think it is some kind of new right wing Nazi slang.

Posted by: William Eaton at April 16, 2017 12:20 PM (MuTTO)

56 Future editors at Random House, because they went to Wellesley, dahling!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2017 12:21 PM (NOIQH)

57 40
I could care less how poetical they are.


cough**couldn't**cough

Posted by: Grammar nazi at April 16, 2017 12:21 PM (LAe3v)

58 I could care less how poetical they are.

cough**couldn't**cough
Posted by: Grammar nazi at April 16, 2017 12:21 PM (LAe3v)


Right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

Posted by: David Mitchell at April 16, 2017 12:23 PM (8nWyX)

59 >>How does one "undermine the existence of others" by words?


It's sad that the proper response to this editorial is something one (used to) learn in kindergarten: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"

Grow up, Wellesley editorial staff.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2017 12:23 PM (NOIQH)

60 cough**couldn't**cough
Posted by: Grammar nazi at April 16, 2017 12:21 PM (LAe3v)

--------------------------------------------------

Fascist...

Posted by: William Eaton at April 16, 2017 12:23 PM (MuTTO)

61 They didn't use enough big words. For 64K/year you should learn some big words.

Posted by: Javems at April 16, 2017 12:24 PM (yOqwj)

62 Dangling participles for all.

Up with that I will not put!

Posted by: pep at April 16, 2017 12:24 PM (LAe3v)

63 Hey, I've got a great idea for use of all those MOABs just sitting around in storage not being used ...

Posted by: ShainS at April 16, 2017 12:25 PM (ZcAbN)

64 Maxine Waters and Tomahawk Lizzie represent everything wrong with the elevation of diversity and affirmative action. Maxine is so stupid she envisions herself as a genius and Lizzie is the epitome of fraud and corruption.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:25 PM (Nwg0u)

65 Maxine is so stupid she envisions herself as a genius

I seriously doubt she is familiar with the word "envisions".

Posted by: pep at April 16, 2017 12:26 PM (LAe3v)

66 It's also quite amazing how backward that last sentence is.

Posted by: JEM at April 16, 2017 12:27 PM (TppKb)

67 Didn't Maxine's bs bank get bailed out?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:27 PM (7dpmG)

68 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:25 PM (Nwg0u)

I don't think that you are being fair to Maxine.

I'll bet she is just as corrupt as Tomahawk Lizzie, though I would guess on a smaller scale.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 12:27 PM (rF0hx)

69 Not one of mine but... free speech is the right to tell someone to "fuck off", not say "good morning".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (nlbfN)

70 It's also quite amazing how backward that last sentence is.

Posted by: JEM at April 16, 2017 12:27 PM (TppKb)

They can't think. They regurgitate talking points.

It's sad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (rF0hx)

71 >>I could care less how poetical they are. What worries me is what they believe.



The two are linked: they can't think clearly, and they can't justify their argument, so it is buried in circumlocution; saying it clearly would be too revealing and indefensible. Just like how Scalia's writing was clear and concise, while the wise latina's (or most of the 9th circuit's) is just like that editorial.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (NOIQH)

72 They are simply money laundering facilities that
support a full complement of "elite" professors who are hiding from any
real world work or contributions.

Posted by: Jen at April 16, 2017 12:09 PM (ZgC02)

They do have nice buildings, usually a mixture of traditional and ultra modern. And nice green lawns. Do colleges still have library's?

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (FA6S7)

73 People need to be cajoled, ridiculed and shamed for their lack of English skills.

The only way we learn is through peer pressure.

My tenses don't often agree because I type like I talk. That needs to change.

If I am not an intelligent Conservative, I make every one of you look like fools when I reply on other websites.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:31 PM (6gk0M)

74 Do colleges still have library's?
Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (FA6S7)


Yes, some of the best in the world.

And if using "library's" instead of "libraries" was intentionally ungrammatical, my hats off to you're little joke.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 12:32 PM (8nWyX)

75 SIgh.

It's The Revenge of the Hippies.

The ones that didn't go the way of Ben and Jerrys became "college professors." And they have been spending their life indoctrinating students. They found willing followers among the Millenials because of the way they were raised:

1. Computers/phones 24/7
2. Parents not home
3. You're a special snowflake

I think these three things have made them susceptible to brainwashing. Because that's what they're doing.

Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 12:34 PM (FkAXz)

76 and the fact that parents are forking over $63K for this is obscene.

Maybe dad thinks it's a bargain for not having to listen to that drivel over dinner.

Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 12:35 PM (FhXTo)

77 Maybe dad thinks it's a bargain for not having to listen to that drivel over dinner.
Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 12:35 PM (FhXTo)


If you sell them to the circus instead, you get money, and they might learn a useful trade.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 12:36 PM (8nWyX)

78 And if using "library's" instead of "libraries" was intentionally ungrammatical, my hats off to you're little joke.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 12:32 PM (8nWyX)

I use auto-spell, the ultimate in correct writing skills...../sarc

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 12:38 PM (FA6S7)

79 "What if the attack on language is an attack on thought itself such that the elites can easily lead the mob anywhere they want it to go?"

Reread 1984.

Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at April 16, 2017 12:38 PM (7npgV)

80 Herbert Marcuse wrote about this. He advocated it. Intolerance of the Right is a good thing. How that fucker escaped Hitler and got a sinecure at the Univ. of Calif. I will never understand.


Posted by: JAS at April 16, 2017 12:38 PM (lcylG)

81 Lol at the nk pink feather dusters/toilet bowl cleaners.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:39 PM (7dpmG)

82 Referring again to

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=10034

propagandizing is an end stage in the credit money bust out of institutions.

Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 12:39 PM (FhXTo)

83 Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech

I'd like to focus on the sentences before the stupid contradiction error.

It seems like the author wants a free license to equate conservative views with "racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia". Which is utter bullshit

If you:
* think that you need to look at the actual events before determining a white cop shooting a black man is racist
* think that affirmative action is immoral
* think that homosexuality causes health and psychological problems
* think that Islam has serious issues with regards to tolerance
* think that transgendered people might have psychological issues, given that ~40% commit suicide whether they "pass" or not.

and you even want to discuss any of those issues, you are guilty.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 12:39 PM (vRcUp)

84 Here's a wacky use of a comma in a sentence in the final paragraph:

"We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."

And I have no idea what that means.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 12:41 PM (Gqgs8)

85 I think it's like this: if you're a special snowflake, you're going to be butthurt at the stuff you hear and read in college. That's true Right and Left.

Time was that the prof could say to the class: these are the basics, you're being graded on your knowledge of the basics, if you disagree then save it for the essays and the final exam, and footnote your work. If you prove me wrong that is awesome. But if you're going to be an ass piping up in class all the time, there's the door.

The main problem is that the Left now has the "muscle", as Click noted, to shout down the prof. Some people on the Right want in on this power but they're not going to get it.

And profs in general - like Hendel, a Leftist himself, outside his classroom - won't be able to claim moral authority to shut off Right whiners if they coddle the Left. In fact they won't be able to shut off Left whiners either when some ambitious turd learns to work the levers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 12:42 PM (6FqZa)

86 I'm not a sophisticated individual. I am quite base, in that sense. You'll never see me at an opera or a Broadway musical.

That just isn't "me".

What I have found it that language is a weapon, nowadays. Without proper English, you are a blunt tool.

Honed, sharpened, clear English is a forged, weighted axe against those who would otherwise defecate upon tradition.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:42 PM (6gk0M)

87 "We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."



And I have no idea what that means.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 12:41 PM (Gqgs

Bad piano tuning?

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 12:43 PM (FA6S7)

88 Do colleges still have library's?


Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 12:29 PM (FA6S7)

Sure they do; it's just that some "students" use them differently than other students.
https://youtu.be/uccnht0MOTo

Posted by: Country Singer at April 16, 2017 12:44 PM (GUBah)

89 I've found my retirement house. Now to convince the missus.


https://tinyurl.com/kzvmv5g

Posted by: Javems at April 16, 2017 12:44 PM (yOqwj)

90 "The spirit of free speech"

Such a non-viable topic.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 12:45 PM (Gqgs8)

91 "rhetoric that undermines the existence . . . of others"

"To be or not to be" might not make the cut.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 12:48 PM (Gqgs8)

92 "We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."


And I have no idea what that means.
--

I'll take a swing.

By 'tone policing' I think they mean receiving input that they feel is, in tone, hostile, sexist, homophobic etc.

Consequently, they are no interested in receiving any input that they feel does not fit with their world view, since anything that diverges from that would be deemed "hate speech."

In other words "tone policing" means "monitoring hate speech."

And everything that doesn't fit their little narrow window of wonderfulness is "hate speech" and must be stopped.

You know, like Hitler.

Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 12:50 PM (FkAXz)

93 A repost from last July, on point:

One of the things that makes us Americans and not Europeans has been our commitment to civil liberties, including the right to free speech.

But there's a pernicious movement afoot to read the 14th Amendment right to "liberty" to override things in the Bill of Rights such as the right to free speech. You see, you can't have "liberty" if someone offends you with their speech. This current phase of progressivism is being played out at a college or university near you.

The likes of Obama loves them the 14th Amendment. The rest of the Constitution, not so much.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 16, 2017 12:50 PM (bQxkN)

94 These "Little Eichmanns" need to be bastardized and ridiculed for the language-changing little shitheads they are.

They can't speak it. They can't write it. They don't know it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:51 PM (6gk0M)

95 >> "The spirit of free speech"


Wasn't that Amelia Earhart's plane?

Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2017 12:52 PM (pJWyD)

96 15 'Oppressed' would be far better than 'suppressed.'
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2017 12:04 PM (oVJmc)



I had the same thought. They can't even get their Marxist theology straight. They're obviously sort of hooked on phonics, and "suppressed" sort of sounds like the word they were thinking of. (Reminds me of a corporate memo I once received that for some reason mentioned "polo bears.")

OTOH, it could have been worse. They could have written "repressed," "distressed," or "undressed."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 12:54 PM (SRKgf)

97 "The spirit of free speech"
"Wasn't that Amelia Earhart's plane?"
-Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2017 12:52 PM (pJWyD)

That was the "Spirit of St. Francis", I think.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:55 PM (6gk0M)

98 The Tone Police are the Dream Police's Special Ops division.

Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2017 12:55 PM (pJWyD)

99 Honed, sharpened, clear English is a forged, weighted axe against those who would otherwise defecate upon tradition.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:42 PM (6gk0M)

That's a fancy way of saying good English helps you cut through the shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2017 12:55 PM (0mRoj)

100 There is free speech and then there is the "spirit of free speech."

Applying my understanding of the spirit of free speech I deem these people to be offensive to me and therefore not permitted to speak. Yeah, the old Spirit of..The Spirit of the Law.

No longer mere academic idiots. Close minded ideologues.

Posted by: gracepc at April 16, 2017 12:56 PM (OU4q6)

101 "That's a fancy way of saying good English helps you cut through the shit."
-Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2017 12:55 PM (0mRoj)

Yup.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:56 PM (6gk0M)

102 This being said, is "beration a word?"

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 16, 2017 12:56 PM (cCsPW)

103 Sophisticated use of commas there dillberries.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2017 12:56 PM (BO/km)

104 Clear writing and reason go hand in hand. In this little missive they demonstrate that they still have much to learn.

My grade for them: F. This grade is not because I agree or disagree with what they wrote, but because it is practically incoherent. Meanwhile, I would be very gratified if they would please put down their pens and spend some time reading the Constitution, and the Federalist Papers.

Maybe then they might be able to construct a plausible argument.

Posted by: Gork at April 16, 2017 12:56 PM (9JDsW)

105 This being said, is "beration" a word?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 16, 2017 12:57 PM (cCsPW)

106 Hah, the "Dream Police" was a Cheap Trick song. I did not know that.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 12:57 PM (6FqZa)

107 Saw Cheap Trick open for Billy Idol at Six Flags.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 16, 2017 12:57 PM (7dpmG)

108 84 Here's a wacky use of a comma in a sentence in the final paragraph:

"We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."

And I have no idea what that means.
Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 12:41 PM (Gqgs



I've noticed that, in addition to not thinking logically, and not having a basic grasp of grammar and syntax, that snowflakes also cannot punctuate, and instead place, commas randomly in, their writing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 12:57 PM (SRKgf)

109 *lap* *lap* *lap* *lap* *lick* *lap*

*pauses*

You didn't really think actual education was even a goal at Wellesley, did you? It's all about making the students hate normal society.

*returns to carpet munching*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton Wellesley "69" at April 16, 2017 12:58 PM (t5m5e)

110 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2017 12:01 PM (mpXpK)

Semi retired I dipped my toe into teaching at the Community College . Lasted two seminars. They could not write, would not read, and can barely form a cohesive thought. It was depressing beyond belief, joyless and very time consuming. Very sad what is coming out of schools these days.

Posted by: gracepc at April 16, 2017 12:58 PM (OU4q6)

111 I don't believe that "beration" is a word, but I could be wrong. I might use it, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:59 PM (6gk0M)

112 80 Herbert Marcuse wrote about this. He advocated it. Intolerance of the Right is a good thing. How that fucker escaped Hitler and got a sinecure at the Univ. of Calif. I will never understand.


Posted by: JAS at April 16, 2017 12:38 PM (lcylG)



Marcuse, Horkheimer, and the rest of the Frankfurt School were welcomed to Columbia, from which they scattered across the country. Marcuse first went to Brandeis, then ultimately to UCSD, where his main disciple was ... Angela Davis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:01 PM (SRKgf)

113 Come back Dean Vernon Wormer; all is forgiven.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:01 PM (6FqZa)

114 I bet a picture or painting of Hillary is prominently displayed in the administration building among there greatest graduates.

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 01:02 PM (FA6S7)

115
Thanks to the election of Donald Trump we can still debate this and other free speech issues. It was my number two issue after determining the composition of the Supreme Court as to why it had to be #AnyoneButHillary.

If these reprobates ever grab the reigns of power, watch out.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:02 PM (HTdUD)

116
"We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."

We will control the bass.
We will control the treble.

Posted by: The Control Voice at April 16, 2017 01:02 PM (IqV8l)

117 I'm going to watch baseball, now because I'm an American.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:04 PM (6gk0M)

118 I don't believe that "beration" is a word, but I could be wrong. I might use it, however.

*******

Some people be eatin' real meals, but for others it berations.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 16, 2017 01:04 PM (0tfLf)

119 Please allow for my Oxford comma.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:04 PM (6gk0M)

120 And yes, it is a sprain in the brain to come off from reading the Book Thread and then scroll up for this drivel.

I'm sure they'd agitate to ban Xenophon. I mean, he invented xenophonia.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:04 PM (6FqZa)

121 "It's awful. And chaotic. And overwrought. And, ultimately, meaningless."

Just like Wellesley, those who teach there and those who attend class.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 16, 2017 01:05 PM (5VlCp)

122 >>>"polo bears"

I LOVE that.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:06 PM (Gqgs8)

123 Help me fellow Morons.

I have a son who is finishing up Junior year. Wrapping up ACT and SAT and AP testing. Testing in top 1% of 17 yr olds. Charter "Great Books" prep school recently ranked in the top 15 high schools for "college preparedness", whatever that means. Fairly liberal teachers in nearly every class, especially in a daily 2 hour long Socratic debate style Humane Letters class that weaves history and readings of the truly great works of Western literature. Always a bright kid and an old soul. Kind of despises his own generation. Chosen for leadership positions by classmates in NHS, by his school to represent them at HOBY leadership, and now by our home city to travel internationally this summer and represent our town and the USA with Sister Cities International. Loves watching the news and listening to talk radio and discussing politics, and leans Libertarian. So I'm bragging like a proud father does...

Anyway, he is getting letters from all the "top" schools. The NE Ivy's, Rice, Northwestern, USC, Berkeley, U of Chicago, U of Michigan, Vanderbilt, Stanford, U T Austin, etc. Also the smaller "top" lib arts schools like Claremont McKenna. Protestant but he's showing curiosity in some of the better Catholic schools like Notre Dame or Santa Clara. He's not interested in small Christian schools...doesn't want to live and study in a bubble.

But he's still a 17 yr old kid. Still a millennial. Looking towards engineering and the sciences but ultimately business. Any advice for a parent who sees his kid on a track to attend what the USA Today college rankings say are the top learning institutions but is concerned about how he might come out the other end being? I want him to have maximum opportunity without indoctrination. So many of the schools pushed by school councilors are the same ones I see in these articles.

He doesn't like the E Coast. Loves Texas and the W Coast and has family ties in Chicago/mid-west. He's currently throwing around Northwestern, Rice, USC, UCLA, Santa Clara, TCU, C.M., and Univ of Washington. Thoughts?

Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)

124 Oh wait, still need to wake up... Tower of Babel.

Never mind.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2017 12:14 PM (obaG


I thought you were mocking them in 42!

Posted by: auto-c at April 16, 2017 01:08 PM (gwPgz)

125 Knowledge, is gud.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2017 01:08 PM (kTF2Z)

126 I wrote way better than that (once upon a time) after a litre of Jim Beam and a hit of purple mesc. Yikes..

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 16, 2017 01:09 PM (Tyii7)

127 122 >>>"polo bears"

I LOVE that.
Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:06 PM (Gqgs



Yeah, I laughed out loud when I read it. And smile every time I think of it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:09 PM (SRKgf)

128 >>> snowflakes also cannot punctuate, and instead place, commas randomly in, their writing

And, it almost, seems like they're doing, it on purpose. Because, if it were, random then they would at, least sometimes be, right but they, aren't.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:11 PM (Gqgs8)

129 125 Knowledge, is gud.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2017 01:08 PM (kTF2Z)

Faber College Class of 2018

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at April 16, 2017 01:11 PM (a3sfz)

130 Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)

Take a look at Rice.

Cali? No.

Ga. Tech?

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 01:12 PM (t+pZv)

131
Some people be eatin' real meals, but for others it berations.
Posted by: Diogenes


Ken-L rations

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 01:12 PM (IqV8l)

132 MostlyRight...military academy or flagship state university. Academies still teach moral responsibility, and flagship are usually large enough to avoid/ignore the nonsense pushed by the looniest faculty factions.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at April 16, 2017 01:12 PM (cCsPW)

133 Thoughts?

Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)

There was an interesting article at ZeroHedge the other day about the best yielding college majors. Yield being defined as college costs, years of indentured service (in medicine) vs eventual salary. Also - 'name' schools vs lesser.
Must read...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-13/which-
graduate-degree-gets-you-out-debt-fastest

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:14 PM (HTdUD)

134 Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)

That's truly wonderful news. You've done a great job.

I have friends that went to UCLA and USC. Some leave indoctrinated, some don't.

It may depend on what they're studying and where they end up working.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:14 PM (u8Ywb)

135 Mostly right, one thing to keep in mind - elite schools love playing on hopes of high schoolers and their parents. Another thing to keep in mind - part of the ranking metrics that keeps some of the schools you list 'elite' is admission rate. Keep those things in mind as you walk back from the mailbox with the glossy catalogues.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at April 16, 2017 01:15 PM (JyFLk)

136 122 m

Don't know if you saw it, but thanked you for your kind words about my Chad Adams Show interview.

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:15 PM (vUcdz)

137 We've let them think they are entitled to their own pronouns. Is it any surprise they think punctuation is a personal choice?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at April 16, 2017 01:16 PM (a3sfz)

138 He doesn't like the E Coast. Loves Texas and the W Coast and has family ties in Chicago/mid-west. He's currently throwing around Northwestern, Rice, USC, UCLA, Santa Clara, TCU, C.M., and Univ of Washington. Thoughts?
Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)


UC campuses generally are going to be tough, and I expect Univ. of Washington would be too.

Your son sounds much like the elder Guevara, who wanted no parts of UC. He received a full academic merit scholarship to Alabama, and he loves it. They practically sent a limo for him, and gave him preferential treatment for ... everything, really. They're taking money from the football program and recruiting top students from all over the country and the world. Our son says that at least half of his classmates in the honors school are from the East or West Coast.

Plus, absolutely zero PC crap or Communist infestation.

So, just a thought. We think Alabama is a comer, since they're doing much the same thing that Texas A&M started doing a generation ago. UC, OTOH, is going down the toilet with the band playing.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:16 PM (SRKgf)

139 I went to Rice and still go there when I'm in Houston. I didn't like it when I was there. They had a smug campus political establishment at the time; and the lower administration sucked ass. Although the faculty and college President was better, especially when Rupp left.

I think Rice has gotten worse. I commented here last November on how they had lame ass "healing" for the students (mostly LGBT) who had the sadz over Trump's victory.

Also, downtown Houston: so a crime and a traffic problem.

If the kid can somehow avoid and not engage the Left there, he will do better than I did.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:17 PM (6FqZa)

140 He doesn't like the E Coast. Loves Texas and the W Coast and has family ties in Chicago/mid-west. He's currently throwing around Northwestern, Rice, USC, UCLA, Santa Clara, TCU, C.M., and Univ of Washington. Thoughts?
---

Hillsdale is a conservative in Michigan. Not unbearably far from Chicago. It's at the top of the most conservative colleges.

I have a cousin who taught performing arts at Northwestern years ago. She makes these Wellesley kids seem right wing.


Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 01:17 PM (FkAXz)

141 The SJWs seem to have their very own vocabulary. Very similar to pig Latin.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 16, 2017 01:17 PM (Tyii7)

142 Notable Wellesley alumni --

Diane Sawyer, teller of many a tall tale
The Wicked Witch of Chappaqua, who is now coming out of the woods
and the noted nuclear physicist Elizabeth Shue

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2017 01:17 PM (wTwJ2)

143 What really saddens me, apart from the fact that we can't shut down the campus for a night and hunt these water buffalo for sport*, is the utter joylessness of their existence. Here they are, in the flower of their youth, when they should be sucking out the marrow of life and reading all the books and doing all the drugs, and they are choosing to be angry and boring and bubble-wrapped.


I kid! *shifty eyes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 01:18 PM (PhYV5)

144 >>The SJWs seem to have their very own vocabulary.


*Up-Twinkles*

Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2017 01:18 PM (pJWyD)

145 The "tone" topic comes up twice in the screed.

paragraph 3: "the tone surrounding the current discourse is becoming increasingly hostile"

Now think for a second where they'd stand on that. O.k., well:

paragraph 6: "We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."

So, what's your grievance?

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:18 PM (Gqgs8)

146 Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:15 PM (vUcdz)

I listened to part of the show, you sounded great.

I'm happy to hear Joyce has a diagnosis and is able to be treated at home. Praying for Joyce and family.

Happy Easter.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:19 PM (u8Ywb)

147 Mostly right, one thing to keep in mind - elite schools love playing on hopes of high schoolers and their parents. Another thing to keep in mind - part of the ranking metrics that keeps some of the schools you list 'elite' is admission rate. Keep those things in mind as you walk back from the mailbox with the glossy catalogues.
--

The purpose of any college/ university is to keep students there as long as possible to get the maximum amount of money from them.

If you learn a trade, wow, that's a bonus. But that is not their main goal.

Their only purpose is to make money. As much as possible.

I don't have any kids, but if I did, I would be more inclined to send them to trade school.

Posted by: shibumi at April 16, 2017 01:20 PM (FkAXz)

148 My sense is that the Ivies and some other elites are following the path of Brown U and defining themselves down, at least in most fields. This is pronounced in admissions -- extraordinary middle class kids aren't welcome.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 16, 2017 01:20 PM (bQxkN)

149 The SJWs seem to have their very own vocabulary.

Imagine that.

Posted by: eric blair at April 16, 2017 01:20 PM (6FqZa)

150 Next time you are standing in front of a "younger generation" who is writing up your chart, your receipt, or any kind of document, watch how they struggle with it.

First, I am surprised at how many grasp a pen , putting the pen against the pinky or fourth finger and grasping the pen like it's four inches in diameter. They are now severely handicapped in trying to form any kind of letter in block print and it's virtually impossible to write cursive. I realize that no one is taught cursive anymore, despite the speed one can develop to write in cursive.

It's literally like they stopped any fine motor skill development and writing skills at four or five years old.

Yet, as I've referred in the past, Civil War soldiers who were taught at home wrote beautifully penned letters on battlefields using ink and pens they scrounged up from scrap materials.

Another marker of our educational system , I guess.

Posted by: Jen at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (ZgC02)

151 >>>By 'tone policing' I think they mean receiving input that they feel is, in tone, hostile, sexist, homophobic etc.

Valiant effort, for which I commend you! I don't see any evidence that the writer(s) had put as much thought into this as you did.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (Gqgs8)

152 146 CaliGirl

Thank you!!

Actually just spoke with her a 1/2 hour ago. Very glad to be home, and her vocabulary/cohnotion are soooo much better than just a few months ago.

Will have an update on the ONT.

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (vUcdz)

153 So, what's your grievance?
--

You say things that we don't like!

You THINK things that we don't like!

Stop it! NOW!!!

WE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND YOU ARE ALWAYS WRONG!!!!!

Posted by: Wellesley Studentz at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (FkAXz)

154 AND SHUT UP!!!

Posted by: Wellesley Studentz at April 16, 2017 01:22 PM (FkAXz)

155 For Lent I gave up "news". Haven't read, listened, watched or discussed the news for the last forty days. News/politics can be a time sink and stress me out if I let it so going without can be a good Lenten observance.

But I'm back in it now and this was the first place I went. So lay it on me.** What's happened? Do we have flying cars now? Machines that turn yard waste into felet mignon.

**Extra points for summarizing everything in a haiku and/or a bawdy limerick.

Posted by: bananaDream at April 16, 2017 01:22 PM (BHl6T)

156 >>>136 122 m

Don't know if you saw it, but thanked you for your kind words about my Chad Adams Show interview.
Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:15 PM (vUcdz)

No, I didn't; you're very welcome. You did great.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:22 PM (Gqgs8)

157 Oy:

cohnotion = cognition

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:23 PM (vUcdz)

158 145 The "tone" topic comes up twice in the screed.

paragraph 3: "the tone surrounding the current discourse is becoming increasingly hostile"

Now think for a second where they'd stand on that. O.k., well:

paragraph 6: "We at The Wellesley News, are not interested in any type of tone policing."

So, what's your grievance?
Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:18 PM (Gqgs



Exactly.

"We are not interested in any type of tone policing. So ... uh ... just ignore what we wrote above. Never mind. Carry on."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:23 PM (SRKgf)

159 >>>137 We've let them think they are entitled to their own pronouns. Is it any surprise they think punctuation is a personal choice?
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at April 16, 2017 01:16 PM (a3sfz)

Good point. Preceded by their entitlement to Ebonics.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:23 PM (Gqgs8)

160 Their math skills are worse.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 16, 2017 01:24 PM (89T5c)

161
First, I am surprised at how many grasp a pen , putting the pen against the pinky or fourth finger and grasping the pen like it's four inches in diameter. They are now severely handicapped in trying to form any kind of letter in block print and it's virtually impossible to write cursive. I realize that no one is taught cursive anymore, despite the speed one can develop to write in cursive.
---
BUT WE TEXT!!!!

WRITING IS OLD FASHIONED. TEXTING AND EMJOIS ARE THE FUTURE YOU H8RS!!!!

Posted by: Wellesley Studentz at April 16, 2017 01:24 PM (FkAXz)

162 WRITING IS OLD FASHIONED. TEXTING AND EMJOIS ARE THE FUTURE YOU H8RS!!!!

Posted by: Wellesley Studentz at April 16, 2017 01:24 PM (FkAXz)



Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (SRKgf)

163 This editorial was brought to you by me.

Posted by: Completely Unnecessary Semicolon at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (70QTT)

164 Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (vUcdz)

I'm really so happy she's home, as I'm sure she is. She's in my prayers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (u8Ywb)

165 'Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech '

Who's the judge of what is acceptable speech? Can people paying this much for an education be this dense?

Posted by: joe at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (ctXeH)

166 AHE,

I agree. What a bunch of mopes.

They should immediately be stripped out of college and sent to Cuba to work into sugar cane fields or

flown to North Korea to eat dirt and roaches.

Then they'd have a reason to complain.

These are sad, spoiled, rich weenies who believe in nothing traditional so they have to find what little meaning they can through leftist power politics and fascism.

We would've laughed at their sorry droopy asses when I was in college.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2017 01:26 PM (NyJwR)

167 "Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears."
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (SRKgf)

I call 'em "Gay Smileys" and I never use them, because girly.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:26 PM (6gk0M)

168 Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears.

:poop:

Posted by: the well-reasoned and eloquent emoji response at April 16, 2017 01:27 PM (6FqZa)

169 He doesn't like the E Coast. Loves Texas and the W Coast and has family ties in Chicago/mid-west. He's currently throwing around Northwestern, Rice, USC, UCLA, Santa Clara, TCU, C.M., and Univ of Washington. Thoughts?
Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)

Hillsdale.https://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/majors-minors/

Posted by: Jen at April 16, 2017 01:27 PM (ZgC02)

170 Well hell. A troll towards the end of the books.

Happy Easter to the trolls.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 01:27 PM (t+pZv)

171 >>>153 So, what's your grievance?
--

You say things that we don't like!

You THINK things that we don't like!

Stop it! NOW!!!

WE ARE ALWAYS RIGHT AND YOU ARE ALWAYS WRONG!!!!!
Posted by: Wellesley Studentz at April 16, 2017 01:21 PM (FkAXz)

Thread winner.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:27 PM (Gqgs8)

172
My takeaway from the ZeroHedge link I posted above is that a MBA from a lower/middle tier school would net the best early to middle term yield. A Doctor would eventually catch up and surpass the MBA, but only very late in life.

Also: We have an MBA in the White House right now. He seems to have done alright financially.

Bonus: Business school requires/nets little social justice indoctrination.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:27 PM (HTdUD)

173 165 'Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech '

Who's the judge of what is acceptable speech? Can people paying this much for an education be this dense?
Posted by: joe at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (ctXeH)



I like the "generally" characterization. It evokes the image of a sage passing judgment on the intellectual prowess of his fellow students, and finding it acceptable, with occasional exceptions.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:28 PM (SRKgf)

174 164 CaliGirl

Oh, she is.

When I spoke with her late last week, she was so depressed, hated being there. Which is understandable, of course, but she really needed to be.

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 01:28 PM (vUcdz)

175 It is not very nice to insult and lie about our Presdent of Color because thatis like lying to Jesus. It is OK to lie and say bad things about Bush bad Trump, but not a black presdent. You just doesn't do that to a Black Present, people !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 16, 2017 01:28 PM (WmgTn)

176 "Diane Sawyer, teller of many a tall tale
The Wicked Witch of Chappaqua, who is now coming out of the woods
and the noted nuclear physicist Elizabeth Shue"

Is Shue as endemically drunk as the first two on the list?

Wellessshley. (Hic!)

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:29 PM (noWW6)

177 Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate


But how are they at their attempts to integrate?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:29 PM (SRKgf)

178 We have to discriminate racially to stop racial discrimination.

We have to silence you to promote free speech.

And we have to destroy the village to save the village.

It's as clear as the dress that clung to her like Saran Wrap to a sloppily butchered pork knuckle, bone and sinew jutting and lurching asymmetrically beneath its folds, the tightness exaggerating the granularity of the suet and causing what little palatable meat there was to sweat, its transparency the thief of imagination.

Sincerely,

Posted by: The Young Writers of Wesley Wellsey Welleslesly the big school that comes after High School at April 16, 2017 01:30 PM (Ndje9)

179 noted nuclear physicist Elizabeth Shue

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2017 01:17 PM (wTwJ2)

Uh....the actress? Nope. She went to Harvard.


I think she started at Wellesley.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 01:30 PM (rF0hx)

180 167 "Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears."
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (SRKgf)

I call 'em "Gay Smileys" and I never use them, because girly.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:26 PM (6gk0M)


I sent family members Honeybaked ham dinners for Easter, and two bothered to call and thank me. But my nephew's wife sent me a text full of stinking emojis. Last time I bother sending anything to them. At the very least, use some freaking words!!!!!!!

Posted by: moki at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (V+V48)

181 Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Emojis (downloaded) equals spyware.

That being said, I have a daughter who seems to think my 'tone' is hostile if I don't end every freakin' sentence with a :~)

Freakin' hieroglyphics is devolution.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (HTdUD)

182 lso the smaller "top" lib arts schools like Claremont McKenna.

Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 01:07 PM (s68J6)



I would avoid Claremont McKenna like the plague. It's been in the news a lot recently for leftist idiocy. A friend's daughter goes there, and confirms that it is pretty much shot through with leftist crap.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (SRKgf)

183 He doesn't like the E Coast. Loves Texas and the W Coast and has family ties in Chicago/mid-west. He's currently throwing around Northwestern, Rice, USC, UCLA, Santa Clara, TCU, C.M., and Univ of Washington. Thoughts?
Posted by: MostlyRight

The advice I got from one of my high school teachers (who had a PhD from Caltech in Chemistry, who also taught in college), was to go to a very good small school for your BS or BA (like Hillsdale), where you were in small classes, then go to a big university for graduate work. If your son in interested in Engineering, find someone who is doing research in his field of interest and go visit.

Virginia Tech is not a small school, but a very good school. I went to Case Western Reserve for a while, and it is a Tier One research university (in East Cleveland, and the neighborhood is a lot better now than when I was there in the mid-70's).

The big schools in California (in the UC system) are kind of a nightmare. I have a young guy working for me that just graduated in ChemE from USC, and he is a great kid.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at April 16, 2017 01:32 PM (S6Pax)

184 "Tone policing" is another one of those one-way streets.

It's what happens when a more privileged person tells a less privileged person that they should stop shouting, or advocating violence, or burning things, or whatever.

The more privileged person's tone is fair game, of course, especially when it contributes to a "climate" or "culture" of oppression.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at April 16, 2017 01:33 PM (4bKiB)

185 My sister loves emojis.

So, I'll send them back to her.

But, if any of my friends sent them to me...

I would be disturbed.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2017 01:33 PM (NyJwR)

186 I like the "generally" characterization. It evokes the image of a sage passing judgment on the intellectual prowess of his fellow students, and finding it acceptable, with occasional exceptions.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:28 PM (SRKgf)


Sort of like how we didn't really deserve Obama because we failed him in so many many ways!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 01:33 PM (gwPgz)

187 That being said, I have a daughter who seems to think my 'tone' is hostile if I don't end every freakin' sentence with a :~)

Freakin' hieroglyphics is devolution.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (HTdUD)



So she's a tone cop?

Pretty soon the Mandela sign language guy will be considered eloquent, although everyone watching him will think he's putting on the hit and run.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:33 PM (SRKgf)

188 Whoever invented emojis should have had his balls cut off with rusty garden shears.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:25 PM (SRKgf)

Speaking of emojis...there is a TV ad with dozens of little shit millenials exhibiting extremely rude behavior with some sort of new emoji that Apple seems to think is more important than the photoelectric effect and penicillin.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 01:34 PM (rF0hx)

189 I can too right good, dad!!!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2017 01:34 PM (kTF2Z)

190 Men should never use emojis.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:34 PM (6gk0M)

191 Clonton's book, Big Health Problems, didn't sell well. The Manhattan store had to haul a bag of remaindered copies and toss it in the back of a van
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:32 PM (6FqZa)

Heh. From the books. Did have some free range colons though.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 01:34 PM (t+pZv)

192 When it comes to 'hate speech', I always like to point out to speshul snowflakes the story of the ACLU and Skokie, IL. The ACLU went to bat for Nazis, replete with swastika armbands and flags, to march in the predominantly Jewish area of Skokie, IL in the late '70s. This was a time when there were quite a few people living there who had tattooed numbers on their forearms. The city didn't want the march and denied a permit for same. In steps the ACLU to defend the Nazis' First Amendment right to march; the ACLU won and the Nazi march was held. I simply cannot see the ACLU of today standing up for the First Amendment in the same manner. Instead, I can see the ACLU of today defending the right to 'shut up, they explained'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 16, 2017 01:35 PM (zlQMj)

193 From Daily Mail:

A 67-year-old man, Robert Gene White, has died in El Paso, Texas, while receiving a lap dance at a strip club on Friday night.

The article failed to mention whether he had a smile on his dead face.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2017 01:35 PM (wTwJ2)

194 Where do you think NPR gets their news editors from?

This morning, we found out how to get conservative ideas featured on NPR. You find some conservatives who are pissed at Trump! Morning Edition interviewed two of them at length this morning (without even a liberal in the mix!), let them speak without talkin over them, and didn't even imply they were racists! Their thesis: Trump is not a real conservative! Help me understand when N bloody PR started worrying about vetting who is and is not a conservative?!

After listening to these guys it became apparent that they were not happy because Trump has changed his mind on some stuff like Ex-Im Bank. As a person who is uncertain how I feel about that issue, I am not aghast that Trump got an earful from the CEO of Boeing, and changed his mind. No what I would be aghast about? Him getting an earful from George Soros or Al Sharpton, and acting on THAT like the dildo just previously holding that office would have!

Trump has gotten so many noses out of joint that poor NPR doesn't know whose conspiracy theories to push this week!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 16, 2017 01:35 PM (LeUrG)

195
This brings to mind when I was an engineering undergrad at La. Tech and taking technical writing. We had to write a technical paper, then a popular magazine article on the same subject. I wrote a plodding but accurate tech piece, then wrote an entertaining magazine article that read pretty well ( I was a sophomore I think).

Next time class convened the prissy assistant prof of English called me out in the hallway and told me I had to withdraw from his class because he couldn't abide a plagiarist. I was shocked at the accusation and said "Hell no, I won't withdraw. I didn't plagiarize anything." The next few weeks consisted of my trying to prove a negative to that piece of excrement. I got a B, but deserved an A in the class.

Posted by: Sphynx at April 16, 2017 01:36 PM (OZmbA)

196 If "Real People" Commercials Were Real Life - CHEVY Emoji Ad


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d03svtYlFm8

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:37 PM (SRKgf)

197 As I said the other day:

Snowflakes -a limerick

They don't love hate, they insisted
But their logic's contorted and twisted
Though told they were odd
And their thinking was flawed
Nonetheless, bless their hearts, they persisted.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2017 01:37 PM (wPiJc)

198 "Snowflakes -a limerick

They don't love hate, they insisted
But their logic's contorted and twisted
Though told they were odd
And their thinking was flawed
Nonetheless, bless their hearts, they persisted.
"
-Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2017 01:37 PM (wPiJc)

That was Restaurant Quality Lemonade.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:38 PM (6gk0M)

199 Posted by: moki at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (V+V4

I've never used an emoji, in a text. Ever.

When my husband is driving, I read him his texts from his friends and he dictates his response. I always end his response like this :-). I'm sure his friends think he's lost his mind.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (u8Ywb)

200 So she's a tone cop?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Annoyingly so. But she recently moved to an upper middle class subdivision where she claims to be completely surrounded by Tea Party types. With clipboards, who tell her who to vote for, what initiatives to vote for or against, etc.

So there's still hope for her.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (HTdUD)

201 'Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech. Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech '
__________________

It's "viable discourse" if we agree with it.

Otherwise, you're a bigot, a h8ter, a ____________-phobe, a ________-ist, and a poopyhead!

Posted by: Wellesley genius! at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (riF5p)

202 Posted by: moki at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (V+V4

"I've never used an emoji, in a text. Ever."
-Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (u8Ywb)

Irony.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:41 PM (6gk0M)

203 >>>184 "Tone policing" is another one of those one-way streets.

It's what happens when a more privileged person tells a less privileged person that they should stop shouting, or advocating violence, or burning things, or whatever.

The more privileged person's tone is fair game, of course, especially when it contributes to a "climate" or "culture" of oppression.
Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at April 16, 2017 01:33 PM (4bKiB)

Huh. It's like a proxy for "privilege," then. And the screed-writer(s) would claim to be unprivileged, hence "not interested in any type of tone policing" like the icky privileged people (Dad!) insist on.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:42 PM (Gqgs8)

204 Huh. It's like a proxy for "privilege," then. And the screed-writer(s) would claim to be unprivileged, hence "not interested in any type of tone policing" like the icky privileged people (Dad!) insist on.
Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:42 PM (Gqgs



Dad is privileged to write the checks. Also to pay for the batteries.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (SRKgf)

205 CaliGirl hadn't. Pixy on the other hand . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (6FqZa)

206 I've had occasion to meet with recent additions to the staff at work. With some exceptions, the recent college graduates have disappointed me. Critical thinking skills are very rare in those graduates.

Also, I remember coming out of school just burning with determination to make my way in the world and prove myself. That seems to be lacking in today's graduates as well.

There are exceptions, certainly. They seem to either come from smaller parochial schools, or graduates who have served a tour in the armed forces prior to school. They tend to have a more useful (read:more valuable) attitude.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (2VN2E)

207 Nothing says "douchebag" like emojis.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (qJhUV)

208 Posted by: Wellesley genius! at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (riF5p)

And the ignorant, arrogant idiots don't even know what "viable" means. What they meant was "reasonable."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (rF0hx)

209 Me, personally, I loved this. Very cool.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 16, 2017 01:44 PM (MZcWR)

210 Men should never use emojis.


Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 01:44 PM (FhXTo)

211 RUN-DMC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EheLN-MDzrA

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:45 PM (6FqZa)

212 Damnit, Dave.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:45 PM (6gk0M)

213 "After listening to these guys it became apparent that they were not
happy because Trump has changed his mind on some stuff like Ex-Im Bank."

When I first heard Trump as a candidate excoriating the Ex-Im, I immediately had doubts that he even understood _why_ people would find it to be problematic.

He'd simply been presented with a list of hot-button issues for primary voters by his pollster, and he went out and pretended to be hopping mad about All The Things that they were mad about.

The best summation of Trump I've ever heard is that he "speaks conservatism as though it's a foreign language", in a stilted awkward way, like a guy slowly phonetically reading words out of a phrasebook that he's never heard before.

(Or like Steve Martin describing how to communicate with a Parisian cab driver while speaking no French. Increase the volume and adopt a cheesy accent. "EYE WOOD LAHK TO GOH TO ZEE 'OTEL.")

This is true of Trump with regard to religious social conservatism and also with regard to Constitutional conservatism. His earlier life was focused obsessively upon making money and chasing tail, not on studying these subjects. He then took a crash course, and it's not clear how much of the material was retained.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:45 PM (noWW6)

214 And the ignorant, arrogant idiots don't even know what "viable" means. What they meant was "reasonable."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (rF0hx)



Duolingo needs an English course for native speakers of English.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 01:45 PM (SRKgf)

215 >>>202 Posted by: moki at April 16, 2017 01:31 PM (V+V4

"I've never used an emoji, in a text. Ever."
-Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (u8Ywb)

Irony.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:41 PM (6gk0M)

Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:46 PM (Gqgs8)

216 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:41 PM (6gk0M)

Quit picking on me. I'm multitasking over here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:46 PM (u8Ywb)

217 There's so much to mock that I despair of it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Comma Master at April 16, 2017 01:46 PM (LTHVh)

218 Next time class convened the prissy assistant prof of English called me out in the hallway and told me I had to withdraw from his class because he couldn't abide a plagiarist. I was shocked at the accusation and said "Hell no, I won't withdraw. I didn't plagiarize anything." The next few weeks consisted of my trying to prove a negative to that piece of excrement. I got a B, but deserved an A in the class.

My wife had a similar experience. As an adult with decades of writing experience she was accused of plagiarism. But the prof couldn't 'find it' on the Internet but was positive the quality of her writing was so good that it had to be copied.

That kind of speaks to the quality of writing he was accustomed to reading. She ended up graduating cum laude, a rch short of magna.

You'd think the dumb shit would look at her academic record before flinging accusations, but... that's why we have Trump.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:47 PM (HTdUD)

219 If I wished them a Happy Easter, would they require a safe space?

The darkness flees from the light.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Comma Master at April 16, 2017 01:47 PM (LTHVh)

220 "Quit picking on me. I'm multitasking over here."
-Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:46 PM (u8Ywb)

*HAH!*

I wouldn't dare pick on you, darlin'! Pixy simply didn't do you any favors.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (6gk0M)

221 I are engineer not English major but that is terrible.

A friend of the wife's just graduated 4 tear UC campus and wanted to be a teacher, a shape of young minds as it were. She gave Mrs. Jukin her letter to get into the teaching program. O.M.G! It was full of so many grammatical and even spelling errors it was pitiful. It was like a 6th grade student wrote it. The wife only corrected spellings and a few major grammar errors. There were still tens of errors and she took paragraphs to get to a point. OF COURSE she was accepted to he teaching program. I guess if you are going to have 80% native Spanish speakers English is just not a requirement in California.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (cOHS7)

222 When my husband is driving, I read him his texts from his friends and he dictates his response. I always end his response like this :-). I'm sure his friends think he's lost his mind.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (u8Ywb)


Having an iPhone and a car stereo with Bluetooth is actually pretty sweet. I can be driving to visit my parents, tap the stereo's activate button, and dictate a text to mom that I've crossed into Indiana or whatever. No typing, and the phone never leaves my pocket.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (8nWyX)

223 >>>208 Posted by: Wellesley genius! at April 16, 2017 01:40 PM (riF5p)

And the ignorant, arrogant idiots don't even know what "viable" means. What they meant was "reasonable."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 16, 2017 01:43 PM (rF0hx)

Or maybe "acceptable." I'm not sure.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (Gqgs8)

224 I don't know how you guys use the emojis here and not get the back boxes. Also, how does Donna use the ampersands?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:49 PM (u8Ywb)

225 >>>217 There's so much to mock that I despair of it.
Posted by: Grump928(C) Comma Master at April 16, 2017 01:46 PM (LTHVh)

Jump in! The water's great!

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:49 PM (Gqgs8)

226 Donna called a guy in India who fixed ampersands for her

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:50 PM (6FqZa)

227 "I don't know how you guys use the emojis here and not get the back boxes. Also, how does Donna use the ampersands?"

They could tell you, but then...

Posted by: navybrat at April 16, 2017 01:50 PM (w7KSn)

228 Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (8nWyX)

He has Bluetooth but he won't dictate texts. It scares me when he's texting and driving. I've told him he can do that.

Maybe I need to teach him.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:51 PM (u8Ywb)

229 Donna called a guy in India who fixed ampersands for her
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:50 PM (6FqZa)


A steal too, only $900.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 01:52 PM (8nWyX)

230 I drive better when I'm texting.

Posted by: Weasel at April 16, 2017 01:52 PM (tU+ul)

231 ..."This is true of Trump with regard to religious social conservatism and also with regard to Constitutional conservatism. His earlier life was focused obsessively upon making money and chasing tail, not on studying these subjects. He then took a crash course, and it's not clear how much of the material was retained."
-Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:45 PM (noWW6)

Thank You. Take note, Followers of "Kek".

Once he got the nomination, I backed-off because of Hillary. What a spectacular cunt.

At least Trump read the book.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:52 PM (6gk0M)

232 I don't know how you guys use the emojis here and not get the back boxes. Also, how does Donna use the ampersands?

Posted by: CaliGirl


It's a mystery. &&&&&

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 01:52 PM (HTdUD)

233 Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (8nWyX)
---
I picture you crossing state lines pursued by blue and white phalanx, sirens screaming, texting "Made it Ma! Top o' the world!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 01:53 PM (PhYV5)

234 &&&&&!

Posted by: Weasel at April 16, 2017 01:53 PM (tU+ul)

235 I wouldn't dare pick on you, darlin'! Pixy simply didn't do you any favors.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:48 PM (6gk0M)

I'm teasing. I didn't notice the emoji.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:54 PM (u8Ywb)

236 Somebody pointed out the horror of this when Ace posted the editorial, but it's worth revisiting.

"We have all said problematic claims, the origins of which were ingrained in us by our discriminatory and biased society."

So much wrong, so little time.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:54 PM (Gqgs8)

237 &&&&&&&&&

Need some?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:54 PM (6gk0M)

238 Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:49 PM (u8Ywb)


http://smilies.mee.nu/

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 01:54 PM (t+pZv)

239 If society is still this biased and discriminatory, then their decades of hard work were for naught.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 01:55 PM (PhYV5)

240 Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2017 01:35 PM (wTwJ2)

Texas, so I bet he had his boots on!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 01:55 PM (gwPgz)

241 Dear Special Snowflakes,

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Hillary will never be president
No matter what you do.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 16, 2017 01:56 PM (cOHS7)

242 Huh pixy translated : and P into that one.

no more ASCII ftw.

Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 01:56 PM (FhXTo)

243 Willowed from Book Thread:

Clonton's book, Big Health Problems, didn't sell well. The Manhattan store had to haul a bag of remaindered copies and toss it in the back of a van

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:32 PM (6FqZa)


The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I am pleased.
In vast quantities it has been remaindered
Like a van-load of counterfeit that has been seized
And sits in piles in a police warehouse,
My enemy's much-prized effort sits in piles
In the kind of bookshop where remaindering occurs.
Great, square stacks of rejected books and, between them, aisles
One passes down reflecting on life's vanities,
Pausing to remember all those thoughtful reviews
Lavished to no avail upon one's enemy's book --
For behold, here is that book
Among these ranks and banks of duds,
These ponderous and seemingly irreducible cairns
Of complete stiffs.


The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I rejoice.
It has gone with bowed head like a defeated legion
Beneath the yoke.
What avail him now his awards and prizes,
The praise expended upon his meticulous technique,
His individual new voice?
Knocked into the middle of next week
His brainchild now consorts with the bad buys
The sinker, clinkers, dogs and dregs,
The Edsels of the world of moveable type,
The bummers that no amount of hype could shift,
The unbudgeable turkeys.


Yea, his slim volume with its understated wrapper
Bathes in the blare of the brightly jacketed Hitler's War Machine,
His unmistakably individual new voice
Shares the same scrapyard with a forlorn skyscraper
Of The Kung-Fu Cookbook,
His honesty, proclaimed by himself and believed by others,
His renowned abhorrence of all posturing and pretense,
Is there with Pertwee's Promenades and Pierrots -
One Hundred Years of Seaside Entertainment,
And (oh, this above all) his sensibility,
His sensibility and its hair-like filaments,
His delicate, quivering sensibility is now as one
With Barbara Windsor's Book of Boobs,
A volume graced by the descriptive rubric
"My boobs will give everyone hours of fun".


Soon now a book of mine could be remaindered also,
Though not to the monumental extent
In which the chastisement of remaindering has been meted out
To the book of my enemy,
Since in the case of my own book it will be due
To a miscalculated print run, a marketing error--
Nothing to do with merit.
But just supposing that such an event should hold
Some slight element of sadness, it will be offset
By the memory of this sweet moment.
Chill the champagne and polish the crystal goblets!
The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I am glad.

Clive James

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 16, 2017 01:57 PM (Yjt51)

244 The only problem I see with how that geezer went is that it's going to be difficult to close the coffin lid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 01:57 PM (6FqZa)

245 Posted by: Weasel at April 16, 2017 01:53 PM (tU+ul

Show offs.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:57 PM (u8Ywb)

246 Posted by: Sphynx at April 16, 2017 01:36 PM (OZmbA)


Ah yes, college English professors.

In high school, I consistently made A+ on essays and tested out of the first 2 courses in English in college.

Aaaaaanyway, my first 3 essays received "F", which was a huge shock cuz I went over them with a fine toothed comb and there were no misspellings and no grammatical errors.

And none were marked on my papers, Just a big red F.

I went to the prof. and asked him why my papers had received F and he mumbled some nonsense about grammar and spelling.

But, of course, could not find any when I asked him to do so. Finally, he got exasperated and said (and I quote this directly)

"I don't like the way you think."

Now, admittedly these essays were written from a goofy viewpoint because he kept assigning us current political hot topics, which I had zero interest in.

So, to make them interesting to me, I generally wrote from a humorous point of view. Not fascist, not racist or anything like that.

To cut a long story short, he eventually made it known to me that he expected, through examples of "good thought " essays that he wanted a far left viewpoint.

Now as a young skull full of mush my thinking was more or less center left,

but I was so offended by his fascist mentality that I thought Okay fucker, you have made an enemy for life."

And thus, a young conservative was born.

Not yet fully-formed mind you, but the tendency to resist leftist hammerheads was ignited within me.

So, I wrote all subsequent essays from a communist viewpoint, and got an A out of the class, which was the important thing for me.

And ugh, next semester I got a history teacher who was exactly the same. Commie viewpoint or F.

The left has been playing the No Free Speech For You Game for a long time.

Tiresome fascist fucks.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2017 01:58 PM (NyJwR)

247 "A friend of the wife's just graduated 4 tear UC campus and wanted to be a
teacher, a shape of young minds as it were. She gave Mrs. Jukin her
letter to get into the teaching program. O.M.G! It was full of so many
grammatical and even spelling errors it was pitiful."

The first time I ever encountered the use of the term "microaggressions" was in connection with UC.

At UCLA, in the school of education there, certain grad students were handing in laughably amateurish work, filled with obvious spelling and grammatical errors.

One prof had become embarrassed by this phenomenon, and began to return these papers with every error prominently red-lined, and an admonition regarding their poor quality. He informed each student thus chided that he would personally put in as much time as required to work with them and bring their scholarship up to snuff.

But... the offending students were black. The disciplinarian prof was white. This constituted a racist "microaggression", per the students, and they went straight to the chancellor about it.

End result? The students were allowed to continue to submit sloppy, lackadaisical work, and the professor's career was incinerated.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:58 PM (noWW6)

248 Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 01:54 PM (t+pZv)

Thank you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:59 PM (u8Ywb)

249 Oh, wait, more to mock.

paragraph 3: "This being said,..."
paragraph 5: "This being said,..."

Taken from a cribsheet on "Handy Transitional Phrases for All Occasions," perhaps.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 01:59 PM (Gqgs8)

250 "If society is still this biased and discriminatory, then their decades of hard work were for naught."
-Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 01:55 PM (PhYV5)

It was never "hard-work". It was Virtue-Signalling and saying things that aren't true until many believed them.

Good Point taken, however.

They've lost how many Statehouses and Federal-Level elections?

I'd like them to keep it up because that particular Wormhole has been successful for us.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 01:59 PM (6gk0M)

251 Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 16, 2017 01:57 PM (Yjt51)

Brilliance.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:00 PM (PhYV5)

252 Thank you.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 16, 2017 01:59 PM (u8Ywb)

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 16, 2017 02:01 PM (t+pZv)

253 Of course, the result of this destruction of logic, grammar and spelling is that someone like Ta-Nehisi Coates is deemed one of America's Leading Public Intellectuals.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 16, 2017 02:05 PM (OyxXs)

254
Hillary will never be president
No matter what you do.


I wouldn't totally count on that until she is in the ground.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 02:06 PM (IqV8l)

255 I wouldn't totally count on that until she is in the ground.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 02:06 PM (IqV8l)
---
Remember to bury the head separate from the body.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (PhYV5)

256 >>>253 Of course, the result of this destruction of logic, grammar and spelling is that someone like Ta-Nehisi Coates is deemed one of America's Leading Public Intellectuals.
Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 16, 2017 02:05 PM (OyxXs)

By some.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (Gqgs8)

257 Not surprising. To begin with, a lot of the other students in my graduate program write complete dreck.

I teach high school, and what those students write is unmentionable. No understanding of grammar, spelling, logic, or anything else.

Many of my coworkers would excuse it by saying that many of these students are ELLs (English language learners) who speak Spanish at home. I find that unimportant. It's not as though they'd breeze through Dickens if only given a Spanish copy. They're functional illiterates, regardless of the language.

Posted by: CPT11A at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (hxUdS)

258 "Let me be clear".....so much idiocy in Barack's catch phrase.

They should have used that in their "essay" so that everyone would know that they weren't trying to bullshit anyone.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (5VlCp)

259 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (PhYV5)

Don't forget the dogwood stake through the heart

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 02:10 PM (gwPgz)

260 Has anyone noticed that the batshit craziest pablum seems to come from the most expensive and exclusive private schools that rich white leftist parents send their kids?

Wellesley, Amherst, Oberlin

It's almost like they're doing some sort of pennance before they get their high paid jobs that their rich connected parents reserved for them and that they're guaranteed a very good living no matter how stupid they come out

Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2017 02:10 PM (AOrEZ)

261 Watching PBS's "The Great War". Synopsis. Despite the US being a racist, sexist, xenophobic country, World War One was won by women, minorities and Eddie Rickenbacker.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 16, 2017 02:12 PM (qJhUV)

262 I can tell that English composition was thrown out when every fucking Millennial uses the word "literally" when there's no "figuratively"

Ex; "I literally almost dropped my phone"

Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2017 02:14 PM (AOrEZ)

Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 02:14 PM (FhXTo)

264 "I literally almost dropped my phone"

That sentence does make some sense though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 02:14 PM (6FqZa)

265 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (PhYV5)

Don't forget the dogwood stake through the heart
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 02:10 PM (gwPgz)


Medieval villagers would leave hundreds of shot glasses at their doorsteps every night. According to the legend, Hileray! would be compelled to stop and drink each one, and thus be exposed to the rising sun.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 02:15 PM (8nWyX)

266 Weird Al
Word Crimes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

You're Welcome.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:15 PM (6gk0M)

267 "I teach high school, and what those students write is unmentionable. No
understanding of grammar, spelling, logic, or anything else."

Met a woman who teaches English literature and composition at a very expensive Silicon Valley private prep school.

The bane of her professional life is phone texting. It has ruined the vocabularies and the ability to write of her pupils, who are overwhelmingly white and Asian and grew up in Anglophone households. No language barrier to blame.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 02:16 PM (noWW6)

268
Watching PBS's "The Great War". Synopsis. Despite the US being a racist, sexist, xenophobic country, World War One was won by women, minorities and Eddie Rickenbacker.
Posted by: tu3031


Hidden figures of 1917

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (IqV8l)

269 "I literally almost dropped my phone"

That sentence does make some sense though.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 16, 2017 02:14 PM (6FqZa)



I literally shat my pants.


Hmmm.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

That sentence makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Hillary! at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (NyJwR)

270 Wellesley, Amherst, Oberlin

Bennington, Antioch, Smith, Bryn Mawr...

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (RghRe)

271 Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:58 PM (noWW6)

I'm back doing internet dating.

Its amazing how many Ladies, with the profession of teacher, have basic spelling errors in their profiles...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (NgKpN)

272 271 Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2017 01:58 PM (noWW6)

I'm back doing internet dating.

Its amazing how many Ladies, with the profession of teacher, have basic spelling errors in their profiles...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (NgKpN)

It is unfortunate yet true that many teachers aren't exactly the sharpest bulb in the box.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)

273 Watching PBS's "The Great War". Synopsis. Despite the US being a racist, sexist, xenophobic country, World War One was won by women, minorities and Eddie Rickenbacker.
Posted by: tu3031



Well, that makes perfect sense, since they're the ones who built this country. /sarc

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:18 PM (SRKgf)

274 We're trying to fill a tech position and got a resume last week that could not be translated. Seriously, three of us could not decipher the applicant's intent. It was alarming.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 16, 2017 02:19 PM (Tyii7)

275 Some things are so dumb that only a group of rich college girls can believe them. Or say them. Or think them.

Posted by: Skeptical Voter at April 16, 2017 02:19 PM (Sda6L)

276 >>>262 I can tell that English composition was thrown out when every fucking Millennial uses the word "literally" when there's no "figuratively"

Ex; "I literally almost dropped my phone"
Posted by: kbdabear at April 16, 2017 02:14 PM (AOrEZ)

Another example:

"I literally died when he said that!"

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:19 PM (Gqgs8)

277 If someone misspells something in their Craig's List or Ebay advertisement?

I'll skip it and go on to the next sale.

Yeah, I'm That Much of a Dick.

This shit matters to me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:21 PM (6gk0M)

278 Its amazing how many Ladies, with the profession of teacher, have basic spelling errors in their profiles...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:17 PM (NgKpN)

It is unfortunate yet true that many teachers aren't exactly the sharpest bulb in the box.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2017 02:18 PM (0mRoj)



One of our kids' English teachers had a lifesize cardboard cutout of our dusky Lord and Master and now ex-President, and thought the sun shone out of Maya Angelou's ass, if this gives you any hints. She used to hand out vocabulary sheets that contained grossly, risibly erroneous definitions.

This put Chez Guevara in a bit of a quandary. Should the kids regurgitate her laughably wrong definitions, or supply correct definitions and thereby embarrass her?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:22 PM (SRKgf)

279 274 We're trying to fill a tech position and got a resume last week that could not be translated. Seriously, three of us could not decipher the applicant's intent. It was alarming.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 16, 2017 02:19 PM (Tyii7)



I have actually rewritten documents for the sole purpose of my making sense of them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:23 PM (SRKgf)

280 249 Oh, wait, more to mock.

paragraph 3: "This being said,..."
paragraph 5: "This being said,..."

Taken from a cribsheet on "Handy Transitional Phrases for All Occasions," perhaps.

-
Only a transitionalphobic would complain about this.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 02:24 PM (Nwg0u)

281 ..."This put Chez Guevara in a bit of a quandary. Should the kids regurgitate her laughably wrong definitions, or supply correct definitions and thereby embarrass her?"
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:22 PM (SRKgf)

That's easy; and I have no qualms about reminding people about their so-called "professions" when I haven't even been to college.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:24 PM (6gk0M)

282 I have actually rewritten documents for the sole purpose of my making sense of them.

I hear ya. Been there and done that, as well.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 16, 2017 02:25 PM (Tyii7)

283 Should the kids regurgitate her laughably wrong definitions, or supply correct definitions and thereby embarrass her?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:22 PM (SRKgf)


Embarrass the living hell out of her. They are never too tenured to learn.

Posted by: RickZ at April 16, 2017 02:25 PM (zlQMj)

284 wee bit of the old projection, I see.

Posted by: Joe Inaugurating 45 in DC at April 16, 2017 02:27 PM (55//3)

285 All of a sudden every college student thinks they're James Joyce. Not that they know who he is. But they do sound an awful lot like him.

Posted by: Corona at April 16, 2017 02:28 PM (xLwrt)

286 I speak in my own voice and I'd never expect liberals to walk in lock-step with my opinion.

If they "require" this of me, we're going to have a problem.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:30 PM (6gk0M)

287 All of a sudden every college student thinks they're James Joyce. Not that they know who he is. But they do sound an awful lot like him.
Posted by: Corona at April 16, 2017 02:28 PM (xLwrt)


In his letters to Nora Barnacle, maybe.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2017 02:30 PM (8nWyX)

288 >>>Only a transitionalphobic would complain about this.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 02:24 PM (Nwg0u)

I'm not complaining, I'm mocking. The piece is a published editorial written by an editorial board of a student newspaper at a first-tier liberal arts university. The writing does not betray that pedigree.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:30 PM (Gqgs8)

289 Ed Driscoll has linked this CBD piece at Insty.

I'm still not putting pants on.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2017 02:30 PM (wTwJ2)

290 273 Watching PBS's "The Great War". Synopsis. Despite the US being a racist, sexist, xenophobic country, World War One was won by women, minorities and Eddie Rickenbacker.

-
In the concluding episode they talk about returning black soldiers being lynched while Woody "Woodpecker" Wilson's police stood by and did nothing. You know, like the cops in Bezerkley last night.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 02:31 PM (Nwg0u)

291
Many of my coworkers would excuse it by saying that many of these students are ELLs (English language learners) who speak Spanish at home. I find that unimportant. It's not as though they'd breeze through Dickens if only given a Spanish copy. They're functional illiterates, regardless of the language.
Posted by: CPT11A at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (hxUdS)
----
My dad grew up in an Italian-speaking household in a poor polyglot neighborhood and managed to speak and write the English language perfectly.

Then as now, become part of the culture at large.

It certainly helped that he was a voracious reader. I always maintain that those who can't write probably don't read.

God I am a judgmental b*tch.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:32 PM (PhYV5)

292 That "piece" got by layers and layers of fact-checkers.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:32 PM (6gk0M)

293 Over at Townhall:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mpjaooj

Wellesley College Newspaper Editorial: We Must Punish 'Problematic' Thought Crimes With 'Hostility'

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:32 PM (Gqgs8)

294 -Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:32 PM (PhYV5)

You're pretty hawt, but you already knew that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:35 PM (6gk0M)

295 BTW, the sixth most beautiful woman in the world, who will never be president of the United States, graduated from Wellesley.

Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2017 02:36 PM (1BQGO)

296 You said 'Ettes twice.

Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 16, 2017 02:38 PM (LTHVh)

297
Has anyone noticed that the batshit craziest pablum seems to come from the most expensive and exclusive private schools that rich white leftist parents send their kids?

The reason is quite simple and quite common among the affluent: When you have No Problems, you look for the problems in Other and then try to change Other.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:38 PM (Q9+6G)

298 Colleges and universities are thinking of their charges not as students, but as customers.
This is the outcome.

Posted by: navybrat at April 16, 2017 02:39 PM (w7KSn)

299 "You said 'Ettes twice."
-Posted by: Hedley Lamarr at April 16, 2017 02:38 PM (LTHVh)

He really likes 'Ettes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:39 PM (6gk0M)

300 I would make a comment but am afraid of the speech nazis.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 02:40 PM (P/kVC)

301
What happens to people when they have $$ is they look for ways to create their Utopia.

We are but their peons for them to mold and condition.

And they do it under the guise of 'making the world a better place' and horseshit like that.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:40 PM (Q9+6G)

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (Q9+6G)

303
Don't you EVER do that again, Soothie!!

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (Q9+6G)

304 Barrel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (6gk0M)

305 university-->college

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (Gqgs8)

306 Nope... Quite the Save!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (6gk0M)

307 It's hard to keep stoking one's outrage when there are curried lamb meatballs cooking in the oven. They smell so good!

Mmmmmmmm......

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:41 PM (PhYV5)

308 "I would make a comment but am afraid of the speech nazis."
-Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 02:40 PM (P/kVC)

Never be afraid of being corrected.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:44 PM (6gk0M)

309 285 All of a sudden every college student thinks they're James Joyce. Not that they know who he is. But they do sound an awful lot like him.
Posted by: Corona at April 16, 2017 02:28 PM (xLwrt)

James Joyce? Isn't that the Professor of Queer Mathematics who is transitioning? Xe is so brave and an example for us all.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at April 16, 2017 02:44 PM (a3sfz)

310 Heh. Third on the list of recent posts on the sidebar of that editorial is:

"Trump's presidency should not obscure global literacy"

Literacy. Snort.

And fourth on the list:

"Social media discourse fails to produce substantive results"

Sounds like even more nose-thwacking!

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:45 PM (Gqgs8)

311
Look at what billionaires do when they're billionaires.

They don't give away their $$. Yes, they donate their money to charities, but their charities are bullshit charities they themselves concocted as a vehicle to make people behave as the billionaires desire.

Bill Gates could literally help thousands of poor people directly and literally make them all relatively 'wealthy' without even putting a dent in his fortune.

But instead, Bill Gates spends his money by controlling people's lives be it in Africa or in the USA with his environmental bullshit. Same with Zuckerburg. He does his "charity" donations by "helping" bullshit social causes which are just political causes that he likes.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:46 PM (Q9+6G)

312 It's hard to keep stoking one's outrage when there are curried lamb meatballs cooking in the oven. They smell so good!

No fair. Now I want curried lamb meatballs.

I had some well-stoked outrage that's just been dampened a bit. I had been anticipating the airing of "Sacred Cod" on Discovery, and when I missed it and it wasn't on OnDemand I actually bought it.

Then I was tremendously disappointed, so I did a rant about it on Facebook. That wasn't satisfying, so I cut and pasted my rant and put it in the comments form on the film's website.

So I just got a nice personal note from one of the producers. I wrote him back asking one more question and he promised to find the answer and get back to me on Tuesday.

I'm still righteously disappointed in the movie, but I'm not as mad as I was.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:46 PM (gIRsn)

313 >>>300 I would make a comment but am afraid of the speech nazis.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 02:40 PM (P/kVC)

This is a comment section in a blog. The standards are a bit looser than they are for a published editorial written by an editorial board of a student newspaper at a first-tier liberal arts college, yes?

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:47 PM (Gqgs8)

314 https://youtu.be/8Gv0H-vPoDc

Posted by: AllMyFriendsAreLefties at April 16, 2017 02:48 PM (K8P1X)

315 Barrel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T)


Put a [ i ] or [ / i ] at the end of your nic.

Why a [ i ] ? Because then automatically Pixy inserts a [ / i ], that's why.

That's one less keystroke for a man, one giant leap...or something.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 02:48 PM (HTdUD)

316 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:46 PM (gIRsn)

What was your beef with Cod?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:49 PM (PhYV5)

317 My Mother and Father corrected me mercilessly and I'll never let them forget it.

-Each and every time they use "less" instead of "fewer"?

-When they say "heigth"?

I remember them making fun of my speech impediment.

Yeah, it is A Thing.



Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:49 PM (6gk0M)

318
You cannot find a single person, a single individual Bill Gates ever helped. Or Warren Buffet. Or Zuckerberg.

In fact, I think it's actually been proven that millionaires are more generous. relatively, than billionaires. But maybe I just dreaming that. I dunno.

Billionaires are a different breed, tho. They fancy themselves as gods, I believe.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:50 PM (Q9+6G)

319 I going to Wellesley to learn to write good.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 16, 2017 02:50 PM (qJhUV)

320
Put a [ i ] or [ / i ] at the end of your nic.


That's like commenting with training wheels.

Live Dangerously Moronically.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (Q9+6G)

321 313 >>>300 I would make a comment but am afraid of the speech nazis.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 02:40 PM (P/kVC)

This is a comment section in a blog. The standards are a bit looser than they are for a published editorial written by an editorial board of a student newspaper at a first-tier liberal arts college, yes?
Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:47 PM (Gqgs

Apparently..... not... sadly...

Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (NgKpN)

322 he was killing me softly with his song

Posted by: Roberta Flack at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (OonSC)

323 Happy Easter Rons and Ettes. I pray all are having a loving and peaceful day!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (2qHjF)

324 >>>Put a [ i ] or [ / i ] at the end of your nic.

And if you put the letter inside pointy brackets instead of square brackets, the characters won't show up next to your nic in the "recent comments" list on the main page.

pointy bracket <

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:52 PM (Gqgs8)

325 "Apparently..... not... sadly..."
-Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (NgKpN)

You used the ellipses incorrectly.

*Gavel*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:53 PM (6gk0M)

326
Mark Steyn put it best: The Left would rather "save the world" from global warming instead of helping one person, because helping one person is too hard.

Think about that for just one minute and it will finally dawn on you that the Left Does Not Really Believe In The Things They Say They Believe In.

It's all bullshit.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:54 PM (Q9+6G)

327 What was your beef with Cod?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


Herewith, my rant:

"I was so looking forward to this that when I missed its on-air debut and couldn't find it on OnDemand I bought it on Amazon.

It's awful. I learned nothing. In fact, it's like that line in Billy Madison, everyone who watches it comes out dumber.

There are cuddly fishermen who only want to buy Christmas presents for the daughters they never see and there are mean government regulators telling them not to fish. We get very little about cod themselves. We get nothing about fishing methods and their effects, no bottom-dragging, mid-level trawling, mesh size, nothing.

For the scientists they show a guy with a stack of paper saying "hey look, we've done more stock assessments for cod than for any other fish", but they don't go into methodologies. Also, they completely punt on the reasons for stock decline, "hey maybe it's global warming, not overfishing".

There was a very good book on cod by Mark Kurlansky which came out in 1997. I recently re-read it and wondered what had become of our pretty little codlings since then. There is a good documentary to be made in recapping Kurlansky's book as a baseline and exploring what's happened since. This isn't that movie.

There's also precious little about cod themselves. They repeatedly use some stock footage of underwater cod which are in clear green water and swimming around in high kelp. I think it's stock footage from Pacific cod, it certainly doesn't look like our fish or waters.

This is worse than just a bad movie. A bad movie is just a waste of time. This is a wasted opportunity. How many documentaries about New England groundfish are going to get made? This is awful, and a waste, and it makes me mad."


(The producer promised to get back to me with the source for the underwater cod footage).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:54 PM (gIRsn)

328 Apparently..... not... sadly...
Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 02:51 PM (NgKpN)

Example?

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:55 PM (Gqgs8)

329 >>>You used the ellipses incorrectly.

*Gavel*
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:53 PM (6gk0M)

Nice.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 02:55 PM (Gqgs8)

330 I love it when other people interpret the Constitution for me. It's like they're trying to convince me Brussels sprouts are delicious.

Posted by: Fritz at April 16, 2017 02:56 PM (MF/hn)

331 Bander, you should make the documentary yourself. Start up a GoFundMe.

You have the knowledge and you're photogenic.

Do it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:57 PM (PhYV5)

332 Put a [ i ] or [ / i ] at the end of your nic.


Pro tip: compose your comment in MS Word, then copy and paste here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 02:57 PM (SRKgf)

333
In case you missed it: One of the stupid signs the fake protesters were holding at their fake tax return protest this weekend was: "This Is Not Normal"


I found it amusing. And true.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:58 PM (Q9+6G)

334 And what's wrong with heighth? It's as standard as "breadth" or "coolth".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:59 PM (PhYV5)

335 That's like commenting with training wheels.

Yes, close tags in nicks are cheating. They are the stock and trade of hornswaddlers, boondogglers, and charlatans. They are reserved for the use of the halt and the lame and pregnant women.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:59 PM (gIRsn)

336 Wellesley - for rich girls who are too dumb to get into an Ivy, or a decent liberal arts college, or an honors program at a state school.

Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2017 03:00 PM (E49yS)

337 Link to Ace's takedown of the Wellesley editorial:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=369302

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 03:00 PM (Gqgs8)

338 Gay Smileys.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:00 PM (6gk0M)

339 In 2016, Wellesley was ranked the third best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and first on The Princeton Review Best Professors list. Also, Forbes magazine in 2015 ranked Wellesley 26th among all U.S. colleges and universities. Wellesley is currently the highest endowed women's college in the world, with an endowment of nearly $1.8 billion, and had a Fall 2017 first-year student acceptance rate of 21%. You may now continue.

Posted by: @SOEarpiece at April 16, 2017 03:02 PM (LTHVh)

340 "Yes, close tags in nicks are cheating. They are the stock and trade of hornswaddlers, boondogglers, and charlatans. They are reserved for the use of the halt and the lame and pregnant women."
-Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:59 PM (gIRsn)

"hornswogglers".

*Gavel*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:03 PM (6gk0M)

341 Pro tip: compose your comment in MS Word, then copy and paste here.


You should listen to Jay. He's Pre-Med.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 16, 2017 03:03 PM (LTHVh)

342 Shit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 03:04 PM (gIRsn)

343 Boston Globe:

"Wellesley College student newspaper ignites free-speech debate"

"An editorial in the Wellesley College student newspaper that called for "shutting down" some forms of hateful rhetoric became the latest flashpoint in a contentious national debate over free speech and its limits on college campuses."

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k7nawul

Posted by: m at April 16, 2017 03:05 PM (Gqgs8)

344 "You should listen to Jay. He's Pre-Med."
-Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 16, 2017 03:03 PM (LTHVh)

This is gonna be great!

Posted by: Flounder at April 16, 2017 03:05 PM (6gk0M)

345 Yes, close tags in nicks are cheating. They are the stock and trade of hornswaddlers, boondogglers, and charlatans. They are reserved for the use of the halt and the lame and pregnant women.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


^^^THIS^^^

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 03:05 PM (vRcUp)

346 That's okay. We still love you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:06 PM (6gk0M)

347 43 What if the attack on language is an attack on thought itself such that the elites can easily lead the mob anywhere they want it to go?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2017 12:14 PM (Nwg0u)


That is my suspicion. If you are constrained in your speech by these fascists, it cripples your thought process.

One of the tools used by cults is not allowing questions or criticisms. Each person may have doubts but since they are never echoed by others in the cult, the person feels isolated. They dismiss legitimate doubts because they never hear them verbalized.

Posted by: Emmie at April 16, 2017 03:06 PM (xVuS6)

348 339 In 2016, Wellesley was ranked the third best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and first on The Princeton Review Best Professors list. Also, Forbes magazine in 2015 ranked Wellesley 26th among all U.S. colleges and universities. Wellesley is currently the highest endowed women's college in the world, with an endowment of nearly $1.8 billion, and had a Fall 2017 first-year student acceptance rate of 21%. You may now continue.
Posted by: @SOEarpiece at April 16, 2017 03:02 PM (LTHVh)

I do not know how to rank "the best liberal arts colleges". Unless ranking is based solely upon the the size of their "endowments" as the blurb suggests. Or is it acceptance rates or a combination of the two.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 03:07 PM (P/kVC)

349 Yes, close tags in nicks are cheating. They are the stock and trade of hornswaddlers, boondogglers, and charlatans. They are reserved for the use of the halt and the lame and pregnant women.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


That is a very muscular response, and by muscular I mean ghey. NTTAWWT. Carry on.

Posted by: Hawaiian Judge in Grass Skirt at April 16, 2017 03:08 PM (HTdUD)

350 Hillary will never be president
No matter what you do.

I wouldn't totally count on that until she is in the ground.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Ain't no grave can hold this body down.
Ain't no grave can hold this body down.
When 2020 comes around
I'm gonna rise right outta the ground.
Ain't no grave can hold this body down.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 16, 2017 03:09 PM (vRcUp)

351 335 That's like commenting with training wheels.

Yes, close tags in nicks are cheating. They are the stock and trade of hornswaddlers, boondogglers, and charlatans. They are reserved for the use of the halt and the lame and pregnant women.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 02:59 PM (gIRsn)

But not the lame OR pregnant women, they must be both pregnant AND lame.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 03:10 PM (P/kVC)

352
Swaddlers.

Ever swaddle a baby?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 03:11 PM (Q9+6G)

353
Don't they teach you that at the hospital -- how to swaddle your new baby?

Or is that just a hippy or old-fashioned thing?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (Q9+6G)

354 Grammar nazis have already been replaced by robots. They just won't stop commaing.

Posted by: DaveA at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (FhXTo)

355 So, FenelonSpouse is working at Amazon Fulfillment. It's the first time since we've been married that he hasn't been home for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. He will be off tomorrow when we will have our turkey. I am not wrestling with a turkey for just FenSpawn and myself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (fDdVG)

356 There's a woman going round, takin' names.
And he decides who to free and who to blame.
Everybody won't be treated all the same.
There'll be a golden ladder reaching down.
When the Hillary comes around.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (vRcUp)

357 I'd rather have prophylactics than ruin someone elses' cogent and well-typed comment.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (6gk0M)

358 336 Wellesley - for rich girls who are too dumb to get into an Ivy, or a decent liberal arts college, or an honors program at a state school.
Posted by: PJ at April 16, 2017 03:00 PM (E49yS)

So, can a rich guy, who self designates himself as a Girl, enroll???

or are they just all talk, no action?

Posted by: Don Q. at April 16, 2017 03:12 PM (NgKpN)

359 Shit. I meant "And she decides who to free and who to blame".

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 16, 2017 03:13 PM (vRcUp)

360 341 Pro tip: compose your comment in MS Word, then copy and paste here.


You should listen to Jay. He's Pre-Med.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 16, 2017 03:03 PM (LTHVh)



Pre-law.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 03:13 PM (SRKgf)

361
there's a wacky cat lady on youtube who swaddles cats or ferrets, one of the two.

oh wait, she swaddles bats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuvaos1WHTk

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 03:13 PM (Q9+6G)

362 Wellesley is currently the highest endowed


And if there's one thing those girls appreciate, it's generous endowment.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 03:14 PM (SRKgf)

363 O/T, but too good to *not* share:

Baby Sister Update:

From Hubby:

"Joyce released from Shands 4/15 to be home for Easter. Pulmonary infections of Pneumocystis and presumptive Pseudomonas controlled by antibiotics.

Shands one of the top rated neurosurgey hospitals in USA. Also number one rated hospital in Florida. We thank them for taking care of Joyce."

I also spoke with her a little while ago. She's so happy to be home, and she's speaking so much better!

Please pray that they are able to successfully treat this so that she may continue on a path to healing.

To my fellow, beloved Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and our family.

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 03:14 PM (vUcdz)

364
Sleeping Bags were fun when we were kids because it was a bed....with a zipper.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 03:15 PM (Q9+6G)

365 341 Pro tip: compose your comment in MS Word, then copy and paste here.





You should listen to Jay. He's Pre-Med.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 16, 2017 03:03 PM (LTHVh)





Pre-law.

And he's damned glad to meet you!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 16, 2017 03:15 PM (qJhUV)

366 Ace once referred to colleges like Wellesley as 'Marxist seminaries', and the term stuck with me. These once great colleges and universities aren't educating, not anymore: they're indoctrinating. They're turning out whole armies of totalitarian twits, completely divorced from reason and reality.

The American Left is becoming an alternate universe, with its own gods and saints and way of looking at the world. I can't imagine this state of affairs can continue indefinitely. Something's gotta give somewhere.

Posted by: troyriser at April 16, 2017 03:15 PM (nSXub)

367 Continued Love for you and yours, ibguy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:15 PM (6gk0M)

368 Once upon a time, students went to a university to be educated. Now they go to educate the university.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2017 03:15 PM (kTF2Z)

369 Thank you for the update. Prayers will be offered on this most glorious day of the year.

Posted by: Blake at April 16, 2017 03:16 PM (WEBkv)

370 Thanks for your faithfulness in lifting up your sister for prayer, ibguy. I am glad that she is home and is speaking better. Continued prayers for your sister.'s healing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:16 PM (fDdVG)

371 I do not know how to rank "the best liberal arts colleges". Unless ranking is based solely upon the the size of their "endowments" as the blurb suggests. Or is it acceptance rates or a combination of the two.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 16, 2017 03:07 PM (P/kVC)



I can't figure that out either. There are relatively objective measures to estimate the standing of STEM departments and football teams, but how do you rate liberal arts? Proportion of faculty with elbow patches? Number of student-professor affairs?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 03:16 PM (SRKgf)

372 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 16, 2017 02:08 PM (PhYV5)

Don't forget the dogwood stake through the heart
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 02:10 PM (gwPgz)

Buried face down, in the center of a crossroad.

Posted by: just to be sure at April 16, 2017 03:18 PM (mBYZv)

373 "I can't figure that out either. There are relatively objective measures to estimate the standing of STEM departments and football teams, but how do you rate liberal arts? Proportion of faculty with elbow patches? Number of student-professor affairs?"
-Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 16, 2017 03:16 PM (SRKgf)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:18 PM (6gk0M)

374 >>>So, can a rich guy, who self designates himself as a Girl, enroll???

I could do a remake of "Back to School" starring me! I got boobs and no penis, and that is the definition of a woman, no?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at April 16, 2017 03:19 PM (vRcUp)

375 Beautiful, logical, flowing, piece of writing that.

Posted by: Usntakim at April 16, 2017 03:20 PM (hMqvx)

376 350

And people wonder why I keep reading AoSHQ!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 03:20 PM (gwPgz)

377 >>>I wouldn't totally count on that until she is in the ground<<<

Granny Killbot is one eccentric billionaire away from being forever encapsulated in a AI clearinghouse. She will rain down terror on civilization for an eternity.

Posted by: Fritz at April 16, 2017 03:21 PM (MF/hn)

378 I went to college so long ago-not to Wellesley-but to an out of state school-that a year of tuition including room and board was $5,000. I don't even know what it costs now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:21 PM (fDdVG)

379 ed by: just to be sure at April 16, 2017 03:18 PM (mBYZv)

The head is buried facing down at one crossroad whilst the body, with the dogwood stake, is buried at least two crossroads away!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 03:23 PM (gwPgz)

380
Meh.

Try getting solid information about the Bandersnatch.

That asshole Lewis Carroll has a lot to answer for.

I shall write him an angry letter.

Posted by: Cod at April 16, 2017 03:23 PM (NyJwR)

381 Posted by: Hrothgar at April 16, 2017 03:20 PM (gwPgz)

Yes, it was quite funny, but I really do not want to think of Hillary's rise being analogous to that of Jesus.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:24 PM (fDdVG)

382
I went to a 'Top 10' liberal arts college per Newsweek (or US News and World Reports, I forget - one of them.). It sucked. The students and profs were dumb as shit, but my grades and cumulative average probably caused some of them to withdrawal and seek a career in the low-paying service industry making sure my french fries were top-notch.

So there's that.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 03:24 PM (HTdUD)

383 If someone misspells something in their Craig's List or Ebay advertisement?
I'll skip it and go on to the next sale.
Yeah, I'm That Much of a Dick.
This shit matters to me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:21 PM (6gk0M)

Yup.....if the ad says three hundred roses for such an such service, does it mean 300 roses or 300 dollars?

And does descreet mean discreet or is it something like a happy ending? One must be clear in these things.

Business is business after all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 16, 2017 03:26 PM (5VlCp)

384 On a positive note, the dipshit(s) who wrote this gives me an opportunity to once more request feedback on the essay I wrote on free speech. Link in nick. Thanks.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 16, 2017 03:27 PM (fYbFJ)

385 And does descreet mean discreet or is it something like a happy ending?

Happy endings come one at a time, so they are discrete.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2017 03:30 PM (gIRsn)

386 The song I currently think of in connection to Hillary Clinton is Johnny Cash''s "God's gonna cut you down"
I certainly hope she repents and has a genuine conversion, but here or in the next life some reckoning is coming. I'm sorry if that's mean spirited, but that's how I feel at the moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTCS6aWRSc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:30 PM (fDdVG)

387 Yes, it was quite funny, but I really do not want to think of Hillary's rise being analogous to that of Jesus.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke


No offense meant. I just think it's funny to think of Hillary of some kind of Nebuchadnezzer who imagines herself to be a deity.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 03:30 PM (vRcUp)

388 Liberace was buried face down so that his "friends" could almost literally stop by and have cold one.

True story.

Posted by: Brian Williams at April 16, 2017 03:32 PM (cOHS7)

389 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 16, 2017 03:32 PM (KCxzN)

390 Gah "funny to think of Hillary as some kind of Nebuchadnezzer"

I need to stop drinking.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 03:33 PM (vRcUp)

391 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 03:30 PM (vRcUp)

No offense taken. She's, I think-whatever else she is-a narcissist-probably a malignant one. They tend to think of themselves as God's chosen instrument and if they are not people of faith they tend to think of themselves as super special.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:33 PM (fDdVG)

392 Does anyone really think Hillary, Chelsea, and all the other elites really write the books they have published. I can guess they do sit with a ghost writer and answer questions but they don't sit up half the night pounding the keys on the computer, no way!

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2017 03:33 PM (FA6S7)

393 I need to stop drinking.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

Do you need to stop drinking or get better at drunk typing?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 16, 2017 03:35 PM (fYbFJ)

394 I told a SJW to "Suck a wet shiny turd out of my asshole" and they almost literally did.

A-L-M-O-S-T!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 16, 2017 03:35 PM (cOHS7)

395 That is truly embarrassing. Way to beclown yourselves and your college!

Your ideas can't compete in the public square so just shut down debate? Alrighty!!

Wellesley is the third best liberal arts college the same way Hillary is the world's 6th most beautiful woman

Posted by: AsstAdjunked at April 16, 2017 03:37 PM (iHRFl)

396 Off to Easter dinner with Mom and Dad!

G'bye, Ev'ry-Buddy!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 03:39 PM (6gk0M)

397
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 16, 2017 03:39 PM (kTF2Z)

398 hhahahhahaha

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 16, 2017 03:39 PM (0O7c5)

399 I kan haz grammmer?

Posted by: A edukatud colege gratuit at April 16, 2017 03:40 PM (rUIbB)

400 There are relatively objective measures to estimate the standing of STEM departments and football teams, but how do you rate liberal arts?

By how fast they serve me at Starbuck's.

Posted by: t-bird at April 16, 2017 03:40 PM (/cksx)

401
Reading that again it appears as if I'm insensitive to people who make fries in the service industry after completely failing in college endeavors. Nothing could be further from the truth. For this, I apologize.

I appreciate those good-tasting fries. But a little lighter on the salt, if you please.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 16, 2017 03:41 PM (HTdUD)

402 i hope her student loans are as oppressive as she is

Posted by: phoenixgirl... at April 16, 2017 03:43 PM (0O7c5)

403 And in regards to Johnny Cash's song "God's gonna cut you down" I think "long tongued liar" is a good description of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 16, 2017 03:45 PM (fDdVG)

404 And in regards to Johnny Cash's song "God's gonna cut you down" I think "long tongued liar" is a good description of Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Very long.

Posted by: Huma at April 16, 2017 03:46 PM (fYbFJ)

405 By how fast they serve me at Starbuck's.

The cute ones can do better at Bunny's Good Time Massage.

Posted by: JEM at April 16, 2017 03:47 PM (TppKb)

406 Does anyone really think Hillary, Chelsea, and all the other elites really write the books they have published. I can guess they do sit with a ghost writer and answer questions but they don't sit up half the night pounding the keys on the computer, no way!


Posted by: Colin


Just out of curiosity, did you actually read Hard Choices? I'm not a big reader myself, but I avoid that shit like the plague.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2017 03:48 PM (vRcUp)

407 What I have found it that language is a weapon, nowadays. Without proper English, you are a blunt tool.



Honed, sharpened, clear English is a forged, weighted axe against those who would otherwise defecate upon tradition.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:42 PM (6gk0M)

Well, Slap, blunt tools can be wielded with deadly force, too. Just sayin.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 16, 2017 03:48 PM (tHwdc)

408 I don't believe that "beration" is a word, but I could be wrong. I might use it, however.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 12:59 PM (6gk0M)

I have an English degree, and I hereby approve this message.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 16, 2017 03:50 PM (tHwdc)

409 If You Paid $63,916 Per Year To Attend Wellesley And You Write Like This, You Got Ripped Off

Don't blame the poor little children. It's not their fault that English is sooper-hard with all those adjectives and stuff. In Spanish we don't have adjectives.

Posted by: A Wise, Empathetic Latina at April 16, 2017 03:52 PM (zc3Db)

410
If someone misspells something in their Craig's List or Ebay advertisement?



I'll skip it and go on to the next sale.



Yeah, I'm That Much of a Dick.



This shit matters to me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at April 16, 2017 02:21 PM (6gk0M)

This makes me hawt. I want to Sell you Things on Craigslist.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 16, 2017 03:56 PM (tHwdc)

411
79 "What if the attack on language is an attack on thought itself such that the elites can easily lead the mob anywhere they want it to go?"

Reread 1984.
Posted by: Formerly known as Skeptic at April 16, 2017 12:38 PM (7npgV)

It's all especially amusing when one remembers that movie theaters around the world screened the 1984 production of "1984" starring John Hurt, as a protest against the Trump Administration. Because the Left is against speech codes, and constraining the language so as to constrain thought, and punishing dissent, and IngSoc.

Posted by: Monty James at April 16, 2017 03:56 PM (gKOMX)

412 Food thread up.

Posted by: HH at April 16, 2017 03:57 PM (DrCtv)

413 Because the Left is against speech codes, and constraining the language so as to constrain thought, and punishing dissent, and IngSoc.
Posted by: Monty James

And they've always been at war with Eurasia Eastasia.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 16, 2017 03:57 PM (fYbFJ)

414 @123 "He's not interested in small Christian schools...doesn't want to live and study in a bubble."

Not sure what you mean by a "bubble," but there is far, far greater diversity of thought and freedom of expression at many small Christian schools (places like Hillsdale College and University of Dallas) than at the institutions you mention; U of Chicago being the possible exception.

Posted by: Bigsmith at April 16, 2017 04:02 PM (gZcdQ)

415 I see that Brooke Baldwin is going full steam ahead with transitioning into a black woman. Not that there is anything wrong with that..... It's an interesting turn of events that's all I'm saying.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 16, 2017 04:06 PM (2qHjF)

416 I just returned from a staggering Easter brunch. Champagne, oysters, tequila-marinated salmon, eggs Benedict with spinach and prosciutto, applewood smoked sausage and bacon, grilled asparagus, French toast with berries and maple butter, fresh fruit bowl, stewed rhubarb, carrot cake cheesecake and petit fours.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 16, 2017 04:07 PM (tHwdc)

417 I need to repost 416 on the food thread.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 16, 2017 04:08 PM (tHwdc)

418 ... Bill Gates spends his money by controlling people's lives be it in Africa or in the USA with his environmental bullshit. Same with Zuckerburg. He does his "charity" donations by "helping" bullshit social causes which are just political causes that he likes.

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 16, 2017 02:46 PM (Q9+6G)


The charities they put their money into are trusts they control. It's a politically correct way for them to shelter their largess.

The Clinton's tried it but they were too greedy to be believable.


Posted by: g"What we need is more women" at April 16, 2017 04:13 PM (tGmdn)

419 "43 I have often blamed the declining academic and educational standards on diversity and affirmative action but what if it's worse than that? What if the attack on language is an attack on thought itself such that the elites can easily lead the mob anywhere they want it to go?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks"


Um, yes ?
That is exactly what the attack on language is about.
Affirmative action and diversity simply support the effort.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at April 16, 2017 04:15 PM (KGH7Z)

420 Happy Easter
Fox News sucks and shall be ever boycotted.
Have a great and wonderful day.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2017 04:22 PM (UOJLJ)

421 fRonds dont lett freends typd runk.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 16, 2017 04:30 PM (nlbfN)

422 I seem to remember something very close to that 40 cloves of garlic and a chicken recipe from an old edition of The Joy of Cooking.

But it also included a really large amount of butter. Instead of olive oil. Plus salt and fresh-ground pepper.

Today, I settle for baked chicken thighs cooked for a really long time with several cloves of garlic, sometimes sliced, which is totally against the rules for this recipe, as it turns out REALLY garlicky. Sometimes I dot with just a little butter. Bake for at least 2 hours at 325 degrees. Remove cover (I used oiled alminum foil) for the last few minutes to brown the chicken a little.

Posted by: KT at April 16, 2017 04:55 PM (qahv/)

423 Oops. Wrong thread. Need to wake up!

Posted by: KT at April 16, 2017 04:59 PM (qahv/)

424 for #123
Try Australia or UK universities. 3 year bachelors degrees. Save beaucoup money. Australia has a portal to help US students find Uni in Oz.
Bond Uni (top business school in Australia) runs three-semester years so can be out in 2 years flat if one wants. High high school GPA and get good scholarship.
Three years versus US 4 and now 5 years for a Bachelors. The expectation overseas is that university study is to focus on major/specialty, that 'distributions' were supposed to be accomplished in high school prior to uni. The US expectation is that the uni will get more money if they encourage a slow-walk semester credit load.

Word to wise - Be prepared to discover US one-semester-abroad students binge drinking their way through their 'overseas' experience. Avoid them like the plague, as a full-time degree student, do not accept being put in a US student ghetto dorm.

Pathetically US students have a world-wide reputation for incompetence that is getting worse, and deservedly (but it's the education industry's fault - the students have only learned what they have been taught. US adults in charge of US classroom K-12 are wholly responsible for this disaster.)

Posted by: dont feed the beast at April 16, 2017 06:26 PM (cSjny)

425 Hmm
"Wellesley is certainly not a place for racism, sexism, homophobia,
Islamophobia, transphobia or any other type of discriminatory speech."

So, does 'arachnophobia' now mean discriminatory speech against spiders?

Posted by: dictionary calling at April 16, 2017 06:31 PM (cSjny)

426 "Wellesley students are generally correct in their attempts to differentiate what is viable discourse from what is just hate speech."

Before you start taking hostile action shouldn't you be more than "generally correct" ?

Posted by: ADK46er at April 16, 2017 08:09 PM (AZ08z)

427 Mr. Miller 8th grade would have given an F with a chance for a C if it could be brought up to an A over the weekend.
30 years and middle school teachers expected more than Cal professors? #Cantdenythedecline

Posted by: Joe Mack at April 16, 2017 08:58 PM (SEFXb)

428 Testing1

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 10:01 PM (vUcdz)

429 Testing2

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 10:01 PM (vUcdz)

430 Testing2a

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 10:02 PM (vUcdz)

431 Testing3

Posted by: ibguy at April 16, 2017 10:02 PM (vUcdz)

432 Mostly Right, have you looked at Hillsdale in Michigan? That might be a good fit.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate's Wife at April 16, 2017 10:12 PM (hR0Bo)

433 Thanks to all for the advice on the college search. We've looked at Hillsdale and small Midwestern and Cali Christian colleges like Calvin, Biola, etc. None of them appeal to him...size and opportunity. He does want a degree that holds some weight outside its immediate geographical area. We visited Rice, and he shadowed a great class on entrepreneurship, and it's on his list. He loved USC. Someone mentioned the military acedemies and associated schools. He visited Texas A&M and did not like the feel at all. While in Texas we checked out UT Austin and TCU...liked TCU but I fear that one will be far too expensive after fin aid. Austin was a bit too intentionally weird for him.

Someone mentioned GA Tech and another Alabama. He knows a guy at GA Tech in architecture who seems happy...got into USC as well but the aid was far better in GA. His councellor told him Alabama would likely pay his way but that part of the country is foreign to him and our extended family...no connections there.

Thanks again. It's going to be an interesting summer and fall.

Posted by: MostlyRight at April 16, 2017 11:35 PM (7mvPs)

434 This one isn't much better:

"We have all said problematic claims, the origins of which were ingrained in us by our discriminatory and biased society"

And I love the brutal arrogance of this one:

"The emotional labor required to educate people is immense and is
additional weight that is put on those who are already forced to defend
their human rights."

Because of course people need university newspaper journalists to educate them. At great cost in emotional labour, of course.

Posted by: Doubting Rich at April 17, 2017 01:01 AM (JWWPY)

435 Mostly Right: It may have been mentioned by others above (I skipped down to write), but your son should look at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale MI. Hillsdale is an independent college that takes NO federal money and thus is not bound to follow "federal guidelines", as they are so harlessly described. Their touchstones are the Constitution and, speak of the devil, the "great books" of Western thought. Their free monthly newsletter, "Imprimis", is a gift to all and a fine example of the clarity of thought and writing to be found at Hillsdale.

No, I didn't attend Hillsdale. I attended Marlboro College, near Mary Cloggenstein's hometown of Brattleboro VT. A bastion of the Birkenstock nation, it nonetheless demanded that, by the end of one's sophomore year, one could meet the English Requirement by proving one could write clear, concise English to the satisfaction of the English Committee. Failure to do so meant not advancing any further at Marlboro. I passed it, but left to go to work instead.

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