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Who’s afraid…

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…of campus police?  Apparently Women Against Private Police don’t want to “militarize” Johns Hopkins University.    What on earth does that even mean?   I would much rather have a child I cared about be on a campus made safer by a police presence.   In this case, students may well need the protection  against the people who would prefer them to remain undefended.

Thankfully,  there doesn’t appear to be enough interest or time for the petition gatherers to succeed.   This is one of the many times I have been thankful to live out in the sticks instead of anywhere near a so-called institution of higher learning.

 

 

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April 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm

And you wonder…

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…why I have come to loathe labor unions?   Read  this and  perhaps you’ll understand my view.

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April 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

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Campus Reform strikes…

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Campus Reform went to the University of Georgia to query students on when conservatives  had shouted down liberal speakers,  going so far as to offer $100 for naming just one such event.  No winners,  you’ll be unsurprised to hear,  but you will be both amused and alarmed by the sheer idiocy of the pitiful attempts at argument.

 

 

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October 14, 2018 at 2:27 pm

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The Bennett hypothesis…

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When he served as Reagan’s Secretary of Education in 1987,  Bill Bennett advanced the argument that government student aid had a lot to do with the constant increase in the cost of higher education.   Numerous studies have  proven him  right.

Government aid has also encouraged colleges to offer courses and degrees in idiot things.   Yes, underwater basket weaving was a thing.   Pissed-off lesbian theory is still a thing.  So-called higher education is where a lot of the liberal freaks from the 60s and 70s went and they have taught generations of students to be as disaffected,  disconnected,  illogical and super-sensitive as they are.   They have meltdowns because someone dares disagree with their uniformed world view, or because they don’t feel they should be expected to cope with classwork and laundry and life.

I love knowing that my young cousins and friends will be competing with these snowflakes for jobs in the real world,  and my kith and kin not only won’t be burdened by thousands of dollars in student loans,  they will also have some work experience under their belts.

 

 

 

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December 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm

So refreshing…

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…to see a  college president  who doesn’t roll over and play dead to pander to a bunch of over-privileged black students demanding he address the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement.   Of course, he should have added that the students do not pay tuition (their parents or the government does) so their reasoning as to why they must be allowed to make demands is as faulty as the remainder of what passes for logic in their little pea-brains.  I’m sorry, but if this is all you have to protest about,  I’d say your life is pretty damned good.

 

 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/14999/college-president-tells-black-lives-matter-hank-berrien

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April 2, 2017 at 10:14 am

Snowflakes vs nature…

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The delicate little snowflake students of Columbia University are horrified to  discover that  hawks eat pigeons.   Did they imagine hawks flew past a drive-in window to pick up an order,  or waited for some environmentally correct student to toss out mice for them?   How will these pitiful humanoids survive their entry into the real world?

 

 

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November 27, 2016 at 11:56 pm

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Sugar daddies…

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Back in the Dark Ages when I was in college,  I knew several students who had  sugar daddies   who enabled them to drive nice cars,  live off-campus, eat out often,  and not worry about tuition.   Only one of them was upfront about why she was doing it.   She was very clear about her goals and what she was providing in exchange for the money and gifts she received.   The others hedged everything,  and none of their families had the slightest notion of what their little darlings were doing to afford their college lifestyles.

I and many of my friends earned at least some of our own keep,  but not by sleeping with anyone.   I happened to land some tutoring jobs,  and some typing work,  because computers were rare then,  and an efficient, accurate typist could always find work in an academic setting.   It certainly never occurred to me to trade sex for money.   My apartment was far from fancy,  but it had the basics and my roommate and I kept it clean.   The only amenity I cared about was a secure lock on the door.   I wasn’t above picking up aluminum cans along the roadways to make a few extra bucks when needed.   I did have an professor offer me an A for sex,  which I declined,  preferring to show up for class and earn my B the hard way.

I can’t help but wonder what will happen to these young women when they get out into the real world.   I suspect most of them will spend the rest of their lives with a series of sugar daddies,  and like themselves less and less as a result.

 

 

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May 30, 2016 at 10:12 am

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