Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Proving themselves to be wussies of the first order, the administrators of Yale University have, apparently, banned students from calling Harvard men "sissies." We remind both universities that truth is a defense even to the charge of hypocrisy.
Which reminds me, I think I'll make my annual contribution to FIRE today, and in honor of Yale.
(As to the other accusation, that Princeton men are "lazy and good-looking, and aristocratic"? Guilty as charged!)
CWCID: Glenn Reynolds.
Eric Holder should have gone to Yale, because he's a wussie too.
I know Eric Holder, Anonymous--even his little daughter could put a foot up your ass. Eric would pull it out, put yours up there, break it off and beat you with it. I've seen him stare down utterly terror-rising drug dealers and other monsters (some who've threaten his wife and kids directly). So stow the wussie stuff, Wussie. Post like grown up--name, address, photo, if that's possible for wingnuts. TH: this is the type of fanclub my wife was trying to get you to decry on your birthday.
Now to real story of Yalies acting a little dumb:
I know a few gay men who'll call another gay man a sissy in jest. Then again, the sentiment can lead to other things, ugly things.
Is Yale trying to nip that in the bud? Frankly absent more rational basis I don't see it. There might be better ways to get students to act like newly minted emotionally mature adults (hard to do in this culture).
There's been "Faggot baiting" and outright assaults by drunken fools at Georgetown (against gay students male and female, or anyone perceived as queer, including a purely heterosexual girl who happened to dress boyish) and the university thus had come down hard. That was compliments of our Provost, a lazy good looking and aristocratic Princeton man). Good. If they can;t learn good sense, courtesy and grace at home (regardless of their parents' high income) then someone needs to put a foot in their asses.
On the flip side of the frat boy thing, you have idiots from Africa, the Caribbean, or Middle East who think murdering gays is jolly good sport, and brng that to campuses as well as city streets. Certainly there are wingnut and religious orgs of which Tigerhawk fans doubtless know which are helping nations like Uganda in this quest (amazing how some seem to interlock with Tea Party and Insurance Co -fed right wing groups, but hey lol).
What amazes me is that while I understand the frat boy/arrested development impulse to go from sissy to out and out assault/hate crime, this other stuff make those miscreants seem utterly harmless.
It's no accident that places like Uganda, or Jamaica or Iraq or Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia etc where gays are hunted...are places with almost intractable problems of misery, poverty or ignorance, stratification, stultification, religious dogma that makes Pat Robertson/De Mint/Stupak look like Rosie ODonnnell or Bill Maher. Turning against these folk serves a useful purpose when you can't your own act together.
But back to Yale. Perhaps this parade of horribles marched through administrators' minds? I can see that. But come on Yalies--the sissy thing hasn't risen (or descended?) to these coarse to barbaric levels, so let's lighten up Yalie.
But be vigilant...
CC, you like to talk exceedingly rough, with poor articulation, and even sometimes in a bizarrely adolescent way. Threatening talk is worse though- it's just weird.
Here's what I'll tell you about Eric Holder: before this administration is over I believe he'll be utterly disgraced, as he should have been for selling pardons for Clinton, he'll be under investigation by a special prosecutor for his politicization of career prosecutor decisions and he'll ultimately be facing prison time. At that point even the daughter you think is tougher than tough won't be able to help him.
His dereliction of duty starts with "dumb", with his CIA investigation, accelerated sometime in November to malfeasance, with his politically motivated preservation of criminal Black Panthers, but is quickly proceeding to criminal negligence with his actions concerning KSM.
So keep your threats to yourself, because they don't impress me. Like you don't impress me.
CC, by the way, you sound just like the Iranian foreign minister! Heh.
So how soon until Harvard comes out with a T-shirt showing Yale-ies as Sissies, from the students all the way up to the faculty?
(btw: I'm declining to jump into the comment war. Mr. Holder has enough to worry about now, and it will be *very* interesting when he decides it is time to bail out of this Administration and write his "it's their fault!" book.)
"If they can;t learn good sense, courtesy and grace at home (regardless of their parents' high income) then someone needs to put a foot in their asses."
Hah! I wait with bated breath for your own such encounter.
This is OT, but after not hearing from CC, I went over to his blog. Surprisingly, he's actually asking a very good question about the phenomena of middle class, highly educated and westernized Muslims becoming terrorists:
"what motivates young men with everything to lose? Look at US Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan--a trained MD and shrink. What is this inner voice that says I am somehow unworthy of my accomplishments in this world...this alien world that has given them so much? Why do they think it's robbed them of their souls as Muslims?"
Some updates from the past few days are here:
http://thefire.org/article/11466.html(a possible precedent)
http://thefire.org/article/11463.html (will Aziz Ansari be allowed to say "sissies" on January 30?)
http://thefire.org/article/11457.html (Yale dean defends censorship)