Absurdity, Academy, Democrats, Disaster, Identity Politics, Political Correctness
Stanford Admits Muslim Teen Who Wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100x in Application Essayby Tammy on April 4, 2017
And we wonder why college graduates are living in their parents’ basements as they search for more safe spaces. At this point, with a few exceptions, the academy has devolved into being a factory for unemployable leftist agitators. and it appears you get a pass on actually competing if you were at Obama’s White House and stood next to Hillary. If we’re going to get the US turned around, we have got to get our university system out of the leftist quicksand. Via Washington Times. Stanford University admitted a Muslim teenager who wrote the phrase “#BlackLivesMatter” 100 times in his application essay. Ziad Ahmed, a senior at the Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey, said he was surprised the...
Hollywood Elites Against ‘Walls’… But Build ‘Security Maze’ Around Oscar Venueby Shifra on February 27, 2017
I guess if you call it a “security maze,” it’s ok? But it’s just that damn “Trump wall” to protect our border that is so offensive? Got it. Via American Mirror. Donald Trump’s illegal immigration solutions may have been punch lines for actors on Sunday night, but none of them objected to being protected by a wall and “security maze” during their self-absorbed awards show. “As a Mexican, Latin-American, migrant worker, human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separates us,” Gael Garcia Bernal said from the stage as he was presenting the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. But Bernal — and the many other Hollywood elites attending the Academy Awards — were protected from the...
Amid Complaints From Parents, Virginia School Board Pauses New Transgender Policyby Tammy on July 21, 2016
Good. The rush to political correctness, whatever the issue, without parental involvement, has got to be stopped. In the case of schools it involves allowing anyone who “identifies” in a certain way to have access to locker rooms, bathrooms and other sex-segregated facilities. Parents must remain involved in every action by a school. We are now at a point where presuming adults involved in the system will be doing the right thing is a mistake. Via Daily Signal. After facing significant resistance from parents, a school board in Northern Virginia has decided to temporarily suspend the implementation of new regulations for accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students. “Fairfax County Public Schools will keep handling transgender student matters with privacy and...
Bloomberg Gets Booed Blasting ‘Terrible Mistake’ Safe Spaces During College Commencementby Tammy on May 2, 2016
But wasn’t he trying to create ‘safe spaces’ for us hopeless little people when he was trying to ban the Big Gulp? Bloomberg is, after all, the poster child for the Nanny State. Government interference sends a constant message that we need to be protected from ourselves. Of course this contributes to the conditioning of students who then also believe they need to be protected from the world in general. Via Mediaite. The one time possible Presidential contender gave a commencement address this weekend to the University of Michigan and was faced with boos and jeers from the audience at the frail suggestion that so-called college “safe spaces” are a bad idea. In his address, Bloomberg blasted the PC culture...
Whaaaambulence Alert! Professor Vows to Call 911 On ROTC Drillsby Tammy on March 23, 2016
Hurry! Whining academic needs Safe Space! Via Washington Times. An associate professor at the University of North Dakota called the police on two ROTC students carrying replica rifles on campus, saying the group’s practice drills are “highly inappropriate” and “irresponsible” in light of recent school shootings. In a letter Sunday to the Grand Forks Herald, Heidi Czerwiec described the panic she felt when she looked up from her office computer to see “two figures in camo with guns” outside her window. “My first thought is for my students’ and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911,” she wrote. The threat, however, was two ROTC students carrying guns on their way to a routine training...
University of Washington Spends Science Grant on Hawaiian Vacation, Snuggiesby Tammy on March 11, 2016
Our entire system is run by grifters. Via Washington Times. A public university used federal funding for scientific research as its own personal piggy bank, spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on personalized Snuggies, pottery, and a trip to Hawaii, according to a new audit report. The University of Washington spent $8,821 of National Science Foundation (NSF) grant money on unallowable promotional items and gifts, including personalized Snuggie blankets, according to audit from NSF’s Inspector General. The wasteful purchases included $3,920 for canvas bags, mini optical mice and custom Snuggies and an additional $1,179 for embroidered Snuggies. According to the audit, the university used the NSF’s transaction card as its own personal credit card. Auditors found $12,868 worth of...
Mizzou Loses 1,500 Students, Is Flat Broke After Caving to Campus Protestsby Tammy on March 10, 2016
Heh. Via Daily Caller. The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests. “I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very significant budget shortfall due to an unexpected sharp decline in first-year enrollments and student retention this coming fall. I wish I had better news,” said MU interim chancellor Hank Foley in a Wednesday letter to school staff that was obtained by Fox Sports. According to Foley’s letter, MU will have about 1500 fewer students in fall 2016 compared to last year, an unexpected drop that is in turn causing...
Campus Fascism Alert: Show Us Your Zits! (Or You’re a Racist!)by Maynard on March 1, 2016
So that happened. A couple of kids at the University of Wisconsin exfoliated their faces. They posted a Snapchat selfie displaying their faces covered with exfoliation glop. A Chancellor, having uncovered another hate crime, rushed to condemn the little racists on a public forum...
PB & J Sandwiches: Racist!by dennisl59 on November 21, 2013
**Promoted from the TAM Wire. Posted by dennisl59** Seriously, who is really shocked that an ‘educator’ spews this nonsense? College Fix: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Is Racist, Says Portland School Official Did you know that eating or even talking about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich could be considered racist? That’s right. Apparently, it’s because people in some cultures don’t eat sandwich bread. Verenice Gutierrez, principal of Harvey Scott K-8 School in Portland explained in and interview with the Portland Tribune: “Take the peanut butter sandwich, a seemingly innocent example a teacher used in a lesson last school year,” the Tribune said. “What about Somali or Hispanic students, who might not eat sandwiches?” Gutierrez asked. “Another way would be...
Special Tammy Speech Selection: Florida State University 2004by Tammy on September 1, 2011
Since there will be no Tammy Radio today as a result my flying to Des Moines for the Tea Party rally, I thought I’d bring this speech of mine to your attention and hope you enjoy it. It’s a 2004 speech at FSU at Tallahassee. Of all the lectures and presentations I’ve given I am particularly proud of this one, and am honored to say it’s a favorite of Tammy readers and listeners as well. I was invited by FSU to speak about how conservative ideals benefit women, blacks, gays and all minorities. The room has about 200 people in it, and you’ll see the rather lukewarm reception I received at the beginning. The room was, I must say, a...
You Can’t Make This Stuff Upby Maynard on December 5, 2010
A note by Maynard Perhaps you’ve heard that Helen Thomas is back in the news with her hatemongering. …Thomas, who grew up in Detroit the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn today for an Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias. The Free Press asked her about her comments, which critics have said were anti-Israel. “I paid the price for that,” said Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent. “But it was worth it, to speak the truth.” “The Zionists have to understand that’s their country, too. Palestinians were there long before any European Zionists.” Thomas claimed that “You can not say anything (critical) about Israel in this country.” In a speech that drew a standing ovation, Thomas talked about “the...
Sheep May Safely Graze — NEH $ for Humanities Boondogglesby Pat_S on October 23, 2009
A post by Pat Out of work? House in foreclosure? Downtown turning into a ghost town? Get over your plebeian short-sightedness and be proud that some of the money the government doesn’t have is spent on larks for Humanities professors. For example: $150,000 for 25 professors to spend a month studying Bach in Berlin $130,000 for 16 professors to spend a month in San Diego studying the truth and meaning of life according to Aristotle $600,000 for an online film on starvation in the Soviet Union in 1920 $350,000 to explore the cultural significance of the circus poster The Humanities help us understand why things are the way they are. Sometimes inadvertently.
Will Obama Economics Tilt Center or Left?by Maynard on November 11, 2008
A post by Maynard Obama came from the hard Left, but he won the presidency by making appeals to the Center and even the Right. Now that he's got to make decisions, somebody is bound to be disappointed. This article...
Got “Expelled”?by Tammy on April 14, 2008
A post by Maynard I don't know whether I'm going to like "Expelled", which opens in theaters this Friday. But Hollywood and the mainstream media have been doing their darndest to immerse us in a cauldron of political correctness....
Harvard Implements Apartheidby Maynard on March 2, 2008
Gender segregation, like the burka, do one thing: reinforce the notion that women are objects to be controlled. For women, as Harvard bows to Islamist Stone Age misogynist theory. Perhaps Gloria Steinem can find some room in her schedule...