Teaching how to hate

I’m glad I’m not in college these days.
I’d never make it to the end.

First, I’m a lot more stupid than I was back then…and I’m a lot more lazy.

Back in the stone age I took some courses at Washington State University.

Great party school.

When I went there we were expected to get the assignments done on time, show up for a majority of classes and pass the tests.

Washington_State_UniversityOther than that – just behave yourself.

Join me as we visit WSU – home of the Cougars.

See how you like this:

If you’re a student of certain professors at that school, your grades will drop if you use words like “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if you fail to “defer” to non-white students.

Briekss-Poster-sizedNice, huh?

Let’s dissect this in a hopeless effort to understand.

The professor of the “Women & Popular Culture” class has laid down the law that students will get a failing grade if they use any words she considers oppressive or hateful.

Please note: what she considers.

I consider anything with chocolate to be the best thing in the world but don’t care if you agree.

Depending how much you offend the lady, you can be removed, fail the assignment, or fail the semester.

Yes ma’am, that’s preparing them for life.

Follow the herd.
Keep your opinion to yourself.

No picture seems to exist of this lady.
Probably a good thing.

I leave you with her poster.

This professor’s not alone in the loony-tune world of academia..

rebecca.fowlerStudents taking Professor Rebecca Fowler’s “Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies” course will see their grades drop if they use the term “illegal alien” in their assigned writing.

This lady says, “students will come to recognize how white privilege functions in everyday social structures and institutions.”

Here’s how she explains it:

“The socio-legal production of migrant illegality works to systematically dehumanize and exploit these brown bodies for their labor.”

I have no idea what she said either.
She must be a blast on a date.

I’ll pass.

Saving the best for last…

streamasStudents in professor John Streamas’s class are expected to “defer” to non-white students if they want to do well in the class.

You would be expected to “reflect” on your grasp of history and social relations by respecting shy and quiet classmates.

In other words leave them alone so they have no chance of making new friends and feed their insecurities.

Also defer to the experiences of people of color.

I’m going to be ill.

Several other WSU professors require their students to “acknowledge that racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, and other institutionalized forms of oppression exist” or that “ we do not live in a post-racial world.”

I should note people don’t have to take these classes so I expect those that do are already brain washed.

Maybe if everyone stopped blaming people today for something that happened 150 years ago would be an interesting direction?

What do ya think?

What I think is they should invite Donald Trump to come speak to the students.

I’d buy a ticket to watch that.

It’s Monday and I’m grumpy

It’s raining like hell, the dog was pacing the hallway all night and I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

I’m grumpy.

Where do I start…

weather-lady-fixedHow about the weather ladies on local TV.

Stop saying, “We think…”, “We’re watching…” and “We expect…”

You’re not meteorologists.

You’re just regurgitating what the National Weather Service meteorologists are saying.

Wanna be a forecaster?
Go back to school.

By the way – I’m not picking on the lady in that picture.
It’s just a picture.

I have no idea what she says because I don’t watch that station.

Update: Here’s a correction I am pleased to make.

From Ben Gutierrez, an old broadcasting colleague: “For the record, the lady you pictured in the blog IS an actual meteorologist, with a degree.”

That makes my day.

Good for her.
I should note she is the only female weather person that is a meteorologist, so I wasn’t too far off the mark.

Apologies for lumping her in the wrong group.

Who’s next…

garbage-truck-sizedOne of these mornings I’m going to meet my garbage collector as he races down the street and throw a can at him.

These guys are so much in a hurry to get to their second job they put the can back down while gunning it for the next house.

The can usually ends up laying on its side in the gutter.

Cool your jets.

Lemme see…

mcdonalds-drive-through-sizedJack in the Box and McDonald’s need to straighten up.

Especially if their workers are going to end up making $15 an hour for doing $3 worth of work.

I’m getting tired of pulling out of the drive-through and finding out when I get home my order is either wrong or missing some stuff.

If I drag my hungry butt back there, no one says “I’m sorry”.
The usual answer is generally, “oh.”

I get the feeling I’m supposed to apologize for bothering them.
Excuse me for expecting you to give a damn.

And don’t hand me the “cultural thing” stuff.
It’s crappy training and accountability.

While I’m on a roll…

saggy pantsSaggy pants.

If this is an expression of your free speech then your brain is empty.

These guys look like unemployed thugs.

Pull your pants up.
Maybe you’ll get more dates.

Probably not.
That won’t give you good taste.

Yes, I feel better.
Thank you for wondering.

Odds and ends for a Friday

Not FairThings that are not fair…

I close my eyes at home for 5 minutes.
Two hours go by.

I close my eyes at work for 5 minutes.
Thirty seconds go by.

Why is that?

It is totally unfair that overweight people get hungry.

It’s unfair attractive people are considered smarter, nicer, and more moral than unattractive people.
Luckily the wife is lovely and balances off my stupider, grumpier, immoral self.

Weird headlines found while cruising the Net…

– Animal rights activist beaten with a duck
– Working longer raises stroke risk
– Jared Fogel: enjoy a foot long in jail
– Airplane passenger tasered over his man purse
– Communists meeting to plot world domination
– Food looking different without artificial dyes
– TSA worker accused of putting finger down man’s “rear cleavage”
– The $1 Million Parking Spot
– Update. Found a new one: Man assaults girlfriend with plate of sauerkraut

Have a nice weekend.