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April 17, 2017

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Black Ball

Their desire to be good was much shallower than their desire to appear good.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Black Ball

As an aside Mr Thompson, read a lot of your work and first time commenting. Alerted to this site by our very own Tim Blair. A lot of coffee has been spat reading your work along with the commenters. Keep up the fine work!

David

A lot of coffee has been spat reading your work along with the commenters.

I’ll take that as a compliment. Welcome aboard.

Jen

The author of this essay is a Professor at a top-ranking, metropolitan U.S. university. Their name has been changed to protect them from retaliation.

Sign of the times.

sH2

The woman who had verbally assaulted me was a black female and the candidate whom she championed was also a black female. I was informed by the dean that pursuing a grievance, or even remaining on the committee, was now "complicated."

There's your problem.

David

There’s your problem.

Well, it’s hard to see how any institution, let alone an educational one, can remain functional if such anxieties determine who gets hired despite their shortcomings, who gets to be unprofessional with impunity, and who has to shut up about it. Lies tend to escalate and multiply.

Not entirely unrelated.

R. Sherman

Regarding the NYU writing professor, the question becomes how the problem identified is corrected? Instead of standing one's ground and contesting bogus accusations of racism, the pseudonymous Alex Southwell quietly leaves a hiring committee and publishes an essay after the fact. Unless those who are ostensibly concerned about quality and competence expose these travesties in time to prevent mistakes, the destruction of education will continue to the extent there's anything left worth destroying.

David

There’s your problem.

Such policies also result, inevitably, in suspicion among colleagues, and among parents and students, as to whether a minority staff member was a beneficiary of such indulgence and may therefore be incompetent. Which seems unfair to any minority staff who were hired because of their abilities, rather than just their melanin levels. It encourages and legitimises the very phenomenon it’s ostensibly there to correct.

Otto

A lot of this was predicted by Bloom in "The Closing of The American Mind". Bloom places a lot of the blame on cowardly university professors and administrators. These people have been in an environment of words, words, and words. They are like a cunning fox whose only tool is rhetoric and shuns and abhors hand-to-hand battle.The trouble is that when a fox is confronted by a roaring lion, who is a warrior, not prone to reason or words, the fox has no defense and whimpers away. This does not bode well.

R. Sherman

It encourages and legitimises the very phenomenon it’s ostensibly there to correct.

It's worth noting also, any attempt to provide remediation for academic deficiencies in order to raise the level of performance of underachieving groups is also met with protests and outrage because such efforts "unfairly stigmatize" those affected. Consequently, it becomes easier for feckless administrations to simply lower or eliminate performance standards than to bother with attempts raise achievement levels. It becomes the proverbial "hand-out" as opposed to a "hand-up."

Nikw211

Amy Alkon has identified the unnamed beneficiary of these piously lowered standards

I don't know Alkon and am a little uneasy about her identifying the "unnamed beneficiary" in question as this means that "Alex Southwell" must now also be identified against his/her wishes.

On the other hand, I was also slightly amused to spot this:

    Teaching Statement: Taking from Paolo Freire, ...

The "unnamed beneficiary" has spelt Freire's name wrong - it's Paulo Freire, not Paolo Freire

David

The “unnamed beneficiary” has spelt Freire's name wrong

I denounce your obvious white supremacist tendencies.

David

I don’t know Alkon and am a little uneasy about her identifying the “unnamed beneficiary” in question as this means that “Alex Southwell” must now also be identified against his/her wishes.

I suppose it’s difficult to avoid if you quote one of the candidate’s rather symbolic blunders - just seven words - and it turns out to be the only Google search result.

DAVE!

Stupid is the new smart.

David

Stupid is the new smart.

I think it’s also an issue of basic diligence. Everyone makes blunders, your host included, but what’s eyebrow-raising is that these howlers were in job applications and official documents, including the educator’s own faculty profile. It suggests that the person concerned is not only ungifted but can’t be bothered to proofread her own work. Which doesn’t bode well, especially if you’re being employed to teach writing.

PiperPaul

"Little children have imaginary friends. Modern liberalism has imaginary enemies."

More good lines here (it's mainly about the climate catastrofarian cult):

https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/nyt-readers-face-diversity/

Hopp Singg

I denounce your obvious white supremacist tendencies.

No, no! If the racism were obvious, we wouldn't need experts to uncover it for us. I denounce your obvious populism!

TheTooner

".. It suggests that the person concerned ... can’t be bothered to proofread her own work. ..."

I think she did proofread her own work. That's how she wrote it, she wouldn't see the errors when proofreading.

WTP

A lot of this was predicted by Bloom in "The Closing of The American Mind" (1987)

A lot of this was predicted by my mother (South Hills High School, 1940?) and father (Elizabeth High School 1941?, University of Pittsburgh, no degree, 1947?) long before 1987. Both of those luminaries were dismissed as too Edith & Archie to be taken seriously by proper educators at the time.

Sam Duncan

“In 2015, The Oberlin Review protested Christina Hoff Sommers for questioning the statistical basis for a variety of feminist myths by penning 'a love letter to ourselves.'”

I'd call that literary onanism. Or, if you prefer, a load of old wank.

Silvana Pampanini

https://kakistocracyblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/what-weve-got-here-is-failure-to-imaginate/

Some few years hence a new term will be conjured out of whole cloth. It will be a weapon against which the West has no defense. Not destructive ordnance or some malign machine. Just a word…much like any other. But one powerfully ensorcelled, no less. A word that will cause the whole of western civilization–and absolutely no others–to rend itself asunder. A word that will induce our ancient, rational, and leavened societies to cringe and grovel before the world’s basest denizens. A word that will force retreat from every colony and even our own cities. A word that by its merest whisper will hypnotize people into mass hysteria and cause their governments to fling open borders to millions of hostile aliens. These newcomers will themselves in turn speak the trigger compelling our people into laboring for the provision of their every creature comfort. Billions…trillions of dollars will be transferred at its invocation. It will bring rich and powerful men to their knees and women to their backs. Individuals, communities, churches, and nations will march out of their own lands into oblivion to prove to…someone…for some reason…that they are not this made-up word. And those who straggle behind the march will be subject to the vilest calumny from their enthralled peers. It is a word that will ultimately turn London into Karachi.

Sporkatus
...literary onanism... wank
"Penning ourselves a love letter", if you know what I mean. *suggestive eyebrows*
Daniel Ream

she wouldn't see the errors when proofreading.

The first rule of Dunning-Kruger Club is you don't know you're in Dunning-Kruger Club.

PiperPaul

Is it a hint that you belong to Dunning-Kruger Fight Club if you suffer from mysterious, unexplained cuts and bruises?

PiperPaul

And is there a Dunning-Kruger Leftist Cultural War Club that most people don't realize they are part of?

[+]

"Recently, three criminals were shot and killed during a home invasion robbery and now the grandfather of one of the suspects is complaining that it wasn’t a 'fair fight.'"

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidclarke/2017/04/grandfather-burglar-says-not-fair-defend-home-ar-15-heres-response/

David

complaining that it wasn’t a ‘fair fight.’”

Something tells me the moral rot extends through much of the family.

Spiny Norman

complaining that it wasn’t a 'fair fight.'

As I recall, the other two (now dead) criminals were armed with knives. It is not much of a stretch to believe they intended to do harm to whomever was in the house. They were not looking for a "fair fight".

Perhaps now, the next group of meth-heads looking to break into someone's home in that area will now have to think twice about it.

David

the other two (now dead) criminals were armed with knives. It is not much of a stretch to believe they intended to do harm to whomever was in the house.

I, for one, tire of hearing people excusing the behaviour of their criminal offspring – in this case, a trio of armed thugs breaking into someone’s home, terrorising the occupants, and intent on robbery, possibly worse - as merely “stupid,” rather than, say, malevolent and verminous.

Jenny R.

I remember back in 96-98 that the tenured faculty were big on reminding the freshman comp teachers that "we don't teach grammar", specifically there were some tenured faculty pressuring to allow ebonics and Spanglish (because "authenticity") on comp papers.
I know this because I was one of the freshman comp instructors that complained about some of our freshmen not needing writing class (how can you teach somebody college level writing if they can't read or produce grammar to even a fifth grade level?); they needed remedial grammar and reading skills. And I was told: "we don't teach grammar and reading skills".

The time table for something like this happening is reasonable then.

Lisboeta

Urban Dictionary definition of ebonics

Ebonics is really the study of the rules applied to turn English into some uneducated sounding pseudo-language whose purpose is for the most part to insult and denigrate "Whitey."

jabrwok

ebonics

Evergreen translation of proto-Ebonics into English.

Darleen

Meanwhile, back at the Claremont Colleges, the Mao-lings are upset at Pomona College Pres. Davis Oxtoby because free speech, The Enlightenment and even truth are just tools of White Supremacy in order to oppress black bodies.

Your statement contains unnuanced views surrounding the academy and a belief in searching for some venerated truth. Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity, and wielded a dichotomy of ‘subjectivity vs. objectivity’ as a means of silencing oppressed peoples. The idea that there is a single truth--’the Truth’--is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.

R. Sherman

...unnuanced views

Well then. I bow to the Éminence grise of the undergraduates of Claremont College. Their absolute assertions concerning "nuanced views" regarding the absence of absolute truth have caused me to completely reevaluate my entire life.

I need to crack open another beer, I think.

David

Meanwhile, back at the Claremont Colleges

According to the Mao-lings, Heather Mac Donald is a “fascist” who “wants [black people] not to exist,” and her attempts to engage minority students with debates and Q&As, despite harassment and mob intimidation by the aforementioned Mao-lings, are actually, secretly, an “attempt to silence oppressed peoples.”

Interesting theory.

Col. Milquetoast

Back in the 1980s Chicago had a dismal high school graduation rate: about 50-something%. They decided that the trauma of being held back to repeat a grade causes kids to drop out. Their solution was called Social Promotion : no matter their grades or if they learned anything everyone graduates to the next grade with their peers. It was reconsidered when people were graduating high school while illiterate and significant percentage of high school graduates were reading at a 4th grade level or below. This (the reconsideration) was controversial and sparked loud accusations of racism.

You can't blame the teacher as they can't force knowledge into unmotivated students. You can't blame the students because that would be victim blaming. You can't blame the administrators or the school board because they aren't teaching. You can't blame the student's parents because that would be racist. The only available politically correct object of blame is society and you in particular. Btw when social promotion was ended the graduation rate was still around 50-something percent.

David

Meanwhile, back at the Claremont Colleges

And I suppose we should ask the obvious. If evidence and statistics, even logic, are to be rejected out of hand and treated as an assault, and if “truth” is a mere phantom, conjured by “white supremacists,” how can the Mao-lings be so sure, so vehemently confident, in their own claims?

Microbillionaire

The Pomona Student Petition looks to me like the sort of thing that should get every signer failed out of every course they're in on the spot. It's riddled with lies, red herrings, guilt by association, guilt by second-hand association, special pleading, double standards, and above all the rejection of the notion of truth as a myth. It is tripe utterly unworthy of an adult mind.

David

It is tripe utterly unworthy of an adult mind.

Aside from the absurd chest-puffing, it’s an attempt to deter any rational enquiry (say, as to their motives) and to frame such enquiries as offensive and illegitimate, leaving only their own bald assertion and a demand for deference. Being so superior, in their minds at least, they wish to be obeyed. The rest is window dressing.

Microbillionaire

Also, I like to imagine the failure notice throwing their own words back at them, although they'd probably miss the point.

In addition, non-Black individuals do not have the right to prescribe how Black people respond to anti-Blackness.

Non-intellectual individuals do not have the right to prescribe how intellectual people respond to anti-intellectualism.

Tom

I've just read Mr. Southwell's article, yowser.

After successfully securing part-time employment for this academic labor scab...

While I agree with his assessment I certainly wouldn't want to be him the next time he enters the faculty lounge.

David

Regarding campus dramas more generally, what comes to mind is a supermarket scene in which a screeching child is misbehaving, slamming trollies and tipping over displays, while the parent does nothing, or whispers only the faintest, most ineffective reprimand, and gets pissy if anyone dares to suggest that their offspring be made to behave.

As to who should be given the most vigorous sack beating, I’ll leave that to the reader.

Burnsie

It's been more than 50 years since America's Civil Rights Act (1964) was signed into law. Trillions of dollars have been poured into building the welfare state, and today people like these Mao-lings enjoy not just equal treatment but preferential treatment in school admissions, government jobs, academic jobs, and corporate jobs as well.

Will there ever come a point when, instead of blaming whitey for all their problems, they'll look at other possible causes? Like, say, their rejection of that quaint notion of "marriage & jobs before babies?"

Nah. Keep whitey on the hook. That's the ticket.

Burnsie

While I agree with his assessment I certainly wouldn't want to be him the next time he enters the faculty lounge.

Yeah, he's a marked man now. He actually seems like the NYU professors I had many decades ago, back when academic standards meant something. I wish him well.

WTP

Y'all are aware that arguing bullocks with reason has zero effect on bullocks, let alone Bullocks. Bullocks will always win such a fight. Win being the objective regardless of objectivity's dubious genealogical descent from white patriarchal society.

Arguing is pointless. Stop giving them money.

WTP

Case in point:

It's riddled with lies, red herrings, guilt by association, guilt by second-hand association, special pleading, double standards, and above all the rejection of the notion of truth as a myth.

What do you think they're teaching in these schools? Given the inputs, what else would one possibly expect as an output?

Trevor

I do hope Mr Oxtoby replies appropriately - and certainly by no later than 4.07 pm as instructed. To do otherwise would be an egregious mark of disrespect, not only to the scholars of colour of Claremont, but to melanated peoples everywhere, who are well known for their punctuality.

Jonathan

She's appeared here before, but for the uninitiated, this is Yvette Falarca. She's a leader of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), an anti-white, anti-western group that uses violence against anyone it doesn't like. She's also a Middle School teacher in Berkeley, California.
Anyway, here's an archive of stories about, and testimony from people who've escaped the clutches of BAMN. It makes for disturbing reading:

Firstly, I would like to point out that while some of their ideas can occasionally be sound, they are a radical organization. That is the hook that got me in the net. I agreed with some of their political opinions. In the end, however, I was emotionally blackmailed into being part of BAMN by my significant other. She told me repeatedly that if I wasn’t a member and didn’t actively participate in the group’s activities that she could no longer be with me.

The way the organization makes this possible is often by convincing members to abandon their lives and come live in BAMN households. There, such members often become financially dependent on BAMN and many times, have no choice but to comply with orders so that they can eat and not end up homeless. Furthermore, many of the BAMN members are teenagers so this fact makes it even more possible for BAMN to prey on people that become financially dependent on them.

Why they still exist, I'm not sure but they do.

David

Here’s an archive of stories about, and testimony from, people who’ve escaped the clutches of BAMN.

So, essentially – dynamically, psychologically - a cult. Imagine my surprise.

Yes, the unlovely Ms Felarca has been mentioned here before. As I noted at the time, she strikes me as someone who just likes hurting people. It’s not so much politics as a personality disorder clutching an excuse.

pst314

"I, for one, tire of hearing people excusing the behaviour of their criminal offspring – in this case, a trio of armed thugs breaking into someone’s home, terrorising the occupants, and intent on robbery, possibly worse - as merely “stupid,” rather than, say, malevolent and verminous."

Well said. I would use those words to describe the thugs' apologists.

Richard Cranium
[...] also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain.

So Black and Brown people are not impervious to pain. That could be useful information.

David

I would use those words to describe the thugs’ apologists.

What comes to mind is the number of times various Guardian contributors have agonised at length over the quality of prison toothbrushes, or have airily dismissed burglary - the violation and robbery of someone’s home – as “really quite inconsequential,” before dismissing anger at that violation as plebeian and unsophisticated.

And so these pious little lefties pretend to feel sympathy for working class criminals - typically habitual criminals who prey on their neighbours for years - while denouncing any remotely commensurate punishment, and while disdaining the criminals’ equally working class victims, whose expectations of lawfulness and quality of life are not considered important.

dicentra

The HuffPo article on denying whitey the franchise was a hoax.

File this one under "Who the hell can tell anymore?"

Daniel Ream

Poe's Law strikes again.

Jacob

And so these pious little lefties pretend to feel sympathy for working class criminals... while disdaining the criminals’ equally working class victims, whose expectations of lawfulness and quality of life are not considered important.

That.

David

That.

It’s a strange thing to behold, and yet you’ll see it in said newspaper as a matter of routine. I can’t offhand think of another supposedly serious national publication that spends so much time contriving to excuse the perpetrators of vandalism, thuggery and criminal predation. And so we get Guardian articles assuring us that “crime against property is not real crime,” or that “problem families” who ruin their neighbours’ lives and throw pets from tenth floor windows are the real victims and are being “shunted out of society for not being rich enough.” Or that the vandalism of trains and tube platforms is emotionally liberating and a chance for young people to define themselves.

In the world of leftist moral preening, the obnoxious and dysfunctional poor are more deserving of fake solidarity and fake compassion than the functional and law-abiding poor.

Jonathan

In other Equality related news, always remember: 'Diversity is Strength'

… Nationwide, according to the Computing Research Assn., more than 84% of undergraduates who major in computer science are men.

Not so at Harvey Mudd, where more than half — 55% — of the latest class of computer science graduates were women, compared to roughly 10% a decade ago. …

To help female students feel like they belonged, professors found ways to remove the so-called “macho effect” by which more-experienced students — usually male — intimidated others by answering all the questions. They pulled those students aside privately and asked them to let others speak.

… Today, more than 40% of the school’s computer science faculty is female.

Result?

… Monday and Tuesday this week, the California college will not hold classes, the cancellation following a student sit-in last week at the campus, where minority students issued demands to administration — among them to funnel more money into counseling services, specifically geared toward students of color, and to prioritize minority student groups with funding and other perks.

Some faculty members, meanwhile, told the interviewers that students were not prepared for their classes, and that they’d observed deterioration in the quality of students accepted to Harvey Mudd over the years. They described students as wed to their phones and not committed to the sciences. …

Nobody could have foreseen this.....

David

Incidentally, the post on the riotous students at Middlebury and their attempts to assault Charles Murray has been updated.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Incidentally, the post on the riotous students at Middlebury and their attempts to assault Charles Murray has been updated.

Speaking of riotous students, in the free state of Alabama, Auburn shows Berkeley how it is supposed to be done with the Antifa snotflakes.

David

Auburn shows Berkeley how it is supposed to be done with the Antifa snotflakes.

Still chuckling at the girl at the end of the clip who throws down her pole in a strop.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...the girl at the end of the clip...

It does rather sum up the mental age of these goons, but speaking of Berkeley, this has been making the innerweb rounds, the Berkeley 5-0 Protest Guide.

Among the highlights, after filing your protest request with the department of recreation, you need to advise the rozzers if you want "symbolic arrests", and if so, when and where you want them.

Department of recreation, symbolic arrests, it is almost as if rioting is the only tourist activity Berkeley has.

Microbillionaire
Incidentally, the post on the riotous students at Middlebury and their attempts to assault Charles Murray has been updated.

Footnote to the update, David: in one of your own comments to that post you wrote

Some of Middlebury’s faculty push back, albeit feebly.

I followed that link, vaguely recalling that I commented there and wondering if anything had happened. I found that at the bottom of the Free Inquiry page, there were no comments and my comment submission of over a month ago was displayed as still "awaiting moderation". Meaning I only see it because my browser still has the cookie, I believe, because I don't see the comment in another browser or from another machine.

An amusing coda of sorts to the tune of nothing happening.

dicentra

if “truth” is a mere phantom, conjured by “white supremacists,” how can the Mao-lings be so sure, so vehemently confident, in their own claims?

The replacement for TRVTH is "narrative," which means "competing narratives,' which means that the winning narrative isn't measured by some objective standards but rather by the vehemence of the proponents of the narrative, meaning that extralinguistic means of intimidation win the day.

To encourage the others, that is.

R. Sherman

The replacement for TRVTH is "narrative..."

Ecce est mea veritas!

Sporkatus
The replacement for TRVTH is "narrative,"
Or, perhaps, "correctness". In their framework, they decry the use of the word "truth" and the thought of objectivity, but there remains an overarching *substitute* for truth which is absolute - the current standards set of What Must Be Said, What Must Not Be Said, and Who Must Say It, To Whom. A "lie" is now nothing more than a violation of the standards, but it would be a mistake to think they feel it any less transgressive.

Their leftism is so holistic that any of its elements are simple common fact, even if they were different yesterday. Anyone daring to contest What Everybody Knows is a "liar" because their "lies" fall outside the Many Accepted Truths and Who May Espouse Them. It's okay to claim that red is the best color for something, but you - you're off claiming the sky is brown or something. Therefore, it is morally wrong for you to enter a color as best for anything. Whatsoever. You shouldn't even have a favorite one, bigot. Don't you know about the history of red in oppression?

David

The replacement for TRVTH is “narrative,” which means “competing narratives,” which means that the winning narrative isn’t measured by some objective standards but rather by the vehemence of the proponents of the narrative,

And so the zenith of the left’s identitarian philosophy is a shrieking competition. Enlivened with shoving.

#TheCleverOnes

WTP

Anyone daring to contest What Everybody Knows is a "liar" because their "lies" fall outside the Many Accepted Truths and Who May Espouse Them.

Their "truths" are truths because, like works of fiction, things that never really happened, they tell a greater truth. A man who teaches ethics at a one of the top major black colleges explained this to me. He was serious. This is what we pay taxes for.

Sporkatus
like works of fiction, things that never really happened, they tell a greater truth
"Everybody Knows" that cops are especially racist toward blacks. Individual (who is coincidentally an activist) reports being hassled for being black - his truth, fits within what is Correct, what Everybody Knows, and the Narrative. The Story of Us. Actual truth, that he was doing something markedly stupid or illegal, is in conflict with all these and the Greater Truth and can therefore fuck right off.

Over and over and over...

David

There’s your problem.

Somewhat related.

Hal

General election declared, Guardian, ah, reacts . . .

How to survive the election campaign of doom
The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Defeatism won't protect British voters from disappointment on 9 June. There are glimmers of hope - from the power of citizen activism to Theresa May's political fragility.
David

General election declared,

I’ll just leave this here.

pst314

"Everybody Knows" that cops are especially racist toward blacks...

From the aftermath of an actual crime: "Momma! Why did he shoot me! I was only robbing him!" (after which the Momma rages against the racist cop who shot him.)

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Meanwhile, back in Alabama, "antifa" snotflakes were punked by Based Barrot Man, who clearly had more fans than the snotflakes and the autistic howling of Leotard Drummer Boy. Clearly Auburn leads Berkeley in the humor department.

David

Meanwhile, back at the Claremont Colleges

Heather Mac Donald pokes through the mental wreckage of the Mao-lings at Pomona College. And their assaults on basic grammar.

Tom

Well, they're starting to admit the truth.

Berkeley's cancelled Ann Coulter's upcoming speech because they're afraid, after the recent escalation of violence there, that someone might actually be killed.

As our host has said, this is what you would expect when no one was punished for the fiasco at Middlebury, or the riots at Berkely for Milo, or any one of a handful of incidents where lunatics were given full reign to shout down anyone slightly to the right of Stalin, because 'feels'.

The problem with 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome' is that I can always change the channel when it's on TV, that's not possible when it's actually real life.

Sheesh.

Microbillionaire
Berkeley's cancelled Ann Coulter's upcoming speech because they're afraid, after the recent escalation of violence there, that someone might actually be killed.

Ann Coulter is going to show up anyway and give a speech, just not coordinated with Berkeley. I don't think this will materially affect the resulting degree of violence.

Tom
Ann Coulter is going to show up anyway and give a speech, just not coordinated with Berkeley.

I had read that but those kind of things are iffy at best. Her sponsors, the Young America's Foundation (YAF), would then have to find a venue and absorb the cost of security and insurance which would not be cheap. There is always the First Amendment angle as UC Berkely is a public institution and receives tax money.

I don't particularly like Coulter, her stridency can be a bit over the top sometimes, but I'd love to see the bumbling commies of the UC system hoist by their own petard in a federal court.

David

Janice Fiamengo on dumb academia.

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