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From the AP:

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESIDENT LEAVES OVER RACE COMPLAINTS
BY SUMMER BALLENTINE AND ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The president of the University of Missouri system resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school.

President Tim Wolfe said his resignation was effective immediately. He made the announcement at the start of what had been expected to be a lengthy closed-door meeting of the school’s governing board.

The complaints came to a head a day earlier, when at least 30 black football players announced that they would not play until the president was gone. One student went on a weeklong hunger strike. …

For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus of the state’s four-college system. Frustrations flared during a homecoming parade Oct. 10 when black protesters blocked Wolfe’s car, and he did not get out and talk to them. They were removed by police.

Black members of the football team joined the outcry on Saturday night. By Sunday, a campus sit-in had grown in size, graduate student groups planned walkouts and politicians began to weigh in.

Until Monday, Wolfe did not indicate that he had any intention of stepping down. He agreed in a statement issued Sunday that “change is needed” and said the university was working to draw up a plan by April to promote diversity and tolerance.

The Tigers’ next game is Saturday against Brigham Young University at Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, and canceling it could cost the school more than $1 million.

“The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe ‘Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,’” the players said in a statement. “We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience. WE ARE UNITED!!!!!”

Head football coach Gary Pinkel expressed solidarity on Twitter, posting a picture of the team and coaches locking arms. The tweet said: “The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players.”

A statement issued by Pinkel and Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades linked the return of the protesting football players to the end of a hunger strike by a black graduate student who began the effort Nov. 2 and has vowed to not eat until Wolfe is gone.

He’s a grad student in P.E. studies, by the way.

“The protests began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him. In early October, members of a black student organization said slurs were hurled at them by an apparently drunken white student.

Also, a swastika drawn in feces was found recently in a dormitory bathroom. …

The association said in a letter Sunday to the system’s governing body that there had been “an increase in tension and inequality with no systemic support” since last year’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, which is about 120 miles east of Columbia.

Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by a white police officer during a struggle, and his death helped spawn the “Black Lives Matter” movement rebuking police treatment of minorities. …

Concerned Student 1950 has demanded, among other things, that Wolfe “acknowledge his white male privilege,” that he is immediately removed, and that the school adopt a mandatory racial-awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff.

The school’s undergraduate population is 79 percent white and 8 percent black. The state is about 83 percent white and nearly 12 percent black.

I realize worrying about rape on campus is so 2014, but abolishing the football team would be a good way to cut the rape rate.

Football coach Gary Pinkel is now a hero in the struggle against racism, but his record on rapism isn’t so hot. From ESPN:

Mizzou officials say they have learned
8/22/2014 – COLLEGE FOOTBALL MISSOURI TIGERS

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel acknowledged Friday he knew about a 2008 rape allegation against former running back Derrick Washington, but didn’t discipline him because police didn’t file charges.

Pinkel and Missouri athletic director Mike Alden addressed the media on Friday, one day after ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported that Missouri officials were aware of two allegations against Washington before his 2010 arrest for deviate sexual assault.

… OTL reported Thursday that Washington was accused by four women of assault before he was dismissed from the football team in 2010 after he was accused of felony deviant sexual assault. He was convicted in September 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison in 2011, but was released after 120 days as part of a first-time offenders program.

“I have to have information to make decisions,” Pinkel said of his handling of Washington. “He said, she said — unless I have some other information, that’s what I go with. If the police after they investigate it — they do a lot more than I can do. Certainly, I look at that. If they don’t charge him, how am I supposed to … unless there’s other circumstances, other things I know. And sometimes that’s happened before. But that’s how I’ve always done it.

… Pinkel was asked about dismissing wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who wasn’t charged with a crime despite two arrests on marijuana charges and another incident where he allegedly was involved in pushing an 18-year-old woman down a flight of stairs. Green-Beckham later ended up at Oklahoma but was denied a waiver there by the NCAA on Friday. …

Thursday, Missouri chancellor R. Bowen Loftin issued a statement, which said in part: “As it relates to one case highlighted in the report of an assault in 2008, our internal processes broke down, and the proper procedures were not followed regarding the student conduct discipline process and a necessary Title IX investigation. Our students and their parents, our faculty and staff, our alumni and community neighbors all deserve a safe and secure campus environment, and you have my word and my solemn promise that I and our entire administration will continue to work toward that end.”

“Outside the Lines” also reported Thursday that in 2010, a Missouri women’s soccer player got into a fight with Washington’s girlfriend at a bar in Columbia. Police arrested and cited both women for fighting. The soccer player told police that, during the fight, Washington walked up and “struck her with a closed fist on the left side of her face.”

She told police she wanted to press charges against Washington, and a warrant was issued for third-degree assault. But later that day, she came to the police department and said she had changed her mind. According to the police report, the woman spoke to her soccer coach, who said her scholarship might be in danger because of her arrest.

The report stated, “Her coach made her feel as though she would not have any problems with her scholarship if she declined to prosecute Derrick Washington for assaulting her,” and that, “if Mr. Washington was arrested, the incident would make the news and the situation with her scholarship might change.”

The soccer player wrote in an email to “Outside the Lines” that she did lose her scholarship but, with the help of an attorney, was able to have it reinstated.

For statistics on how bad the U. of Missouri athletic teams rape rate is, see my next post: “U. of Missouri Football Squad Moral Paragons in Fight Against Racism; in Fight Against Rapism, Not So Much.”

 
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  1. Missouri is scheduled to play BYU this week. Some irony. BYU, of course, is owned by the Mormons (the extremely white Mormons). The Mormons are folks who can actually complain about being “oppressed” by Missourians, as they were chased from their homes under threat of an extermination order issued by Governor Lilburn Boggs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1838_Mormon_War

    The Mormons moved from Missouri to Illinois, and then to Utah, where they built a functional, now-thriving community.

    There’s probably an argument in there about keeping people who are different separate from each other.

    There’s probably also an argument in there about those of northern European ancestry – Mormons – taking a more productive approach to dealing with adversity.

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  2. “….that the school adopt a mandatory racial-awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff.”

    Affirmative action and money for race-hustlers. These organizations and protests are just ways for blacks to get more political power. They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. They need to be stopped.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Well jeepers, Dew, it's not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.
  3. A school teeming with bigots elected a gay negro student body president. Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors.

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    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.
  4. abolishing the football team

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

     

    That would make for fascinating football competition, considering that about 60% of college students today are female.
    , @AndrewR
    That would lead to a majority black student body.
    , @Gunnar von Cowtown

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?
     
    Lulz!

    Speaking of college football and demographics, is the annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game the iSteve-iest of all match ups?

    1. Lots of high IQ white guys
    2. California and Chicago
    3. It's usually a really good game
    , @Jim Sweeney
    Perfect!
  5. Somewhat off-topic but relevant to the whole #blacklivesmatter #whitelivesdontmatter discussion. Check out Krugman’s column today on the white death rate story.

    Note that Krugman a) is a liberal, b) writing in the NYTimes, and c) doesn’t minimize the story or use it to advance a left wing agenda. He does point out facts which contradict the right wing narrative but admits the real causes are not entirely clear.

    What’s your take on the column, Steve?

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  6. This Black-grievance controversy will benefit the Republican Party, especially in Missouri.

    In the 2008 election, Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri by only 49.36% to 49.23%.

    In the 2012 election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Missouri by 53.76% to 44.38%.

    Thanks to these recent controversies — Ferguson and the university football team — Missouri is becoming a rock-solid Republican state.

    I think there will be many more Black-grievance controversies throughout the USA between now and the 2016 election.

    The Republicans have an excellent chance of winning the 2016 Presidential election by a very decisive margin.

    If Donald Trump is nominated, he will flip the entire Rust Belt into the Republican side.

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    • Replies: @Abe

    In the 2008 election, Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri by only 49.36% to 49.23%.

    In the 2012 election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Missouri by 53.76% to 44.38%
     
    Impossible! For years I've been told that Missouri always goes the way of the eventual winner in Presidential elections and that, therefore, the eventual winner can be predicted by looking at who's polling best in Missouri. It's so science! it puts the science! in political science. What are you gonna tell me next? That the Sox who always hit great against the Indians might hit not so great in a couple years when their lineups are different?

    BTW- I'm totally triggering right now because no one has brought up the highly relevant fact Missouri, for all its Midwest normalness, was like until not that long ago a slave state. Oh yeah, and favorite son Mark Twain became rich and famous by writing the n-word a lot. Will someone besides TNC stand up and point out these crucial facts!
  7. Not that I care about the racialist whining of pampered football players of darkness, probably all of whom wouldn’t have been qualified to enroll at the university without their athletic prowess, but I can’t really say I feel bad about a uni president with no experience in academic leadership being forced out. I can see how it might be beneficial to have an outsider come in to run the show, but I don’t understand why they didn’t have a former professor who’d come up through the ranks as president. Universities should not be run like for-profit corporations, although they’ve certainly become such in recent decades.

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  8. Tim Wolfe is not Tom Wolfe.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    "Tim Wolfe is NOT Tom Wolfe."

    And I don't think even Tom Wolfe would have made this up--A losing football team and coach (in that order) firing the university president.
  9. @Hail

    abolishing the football team
     
    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would make for fascinating football competition, considering that about 60% of college students today are female.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would make for fascinating football competition, considering that about 60% of college students today are female.
     

    Good one!
  10. @Hail

    abolishing the football team
     
    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would lead to a majority black student body.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would lead to a majority black student body.
     
    Ha ha! Even better!
  11. So, it appears Mr. White received and read the PDF on how to respond to a SJW and then he did the complete opposite.

    Not surprising that a liberal would do such a thing

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  12. @C. Van Carter
    A school teeming with bigots elected a gay negro student body president. Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors.

    “Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors.”

    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh…. Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Scheißtika
    , @SPMoore8
    I'd say going to the men's room, defecating, and then using the by products thereof to smear a swastika on the wall is not a very good example of hate speech. it is however a good example of clinical coprophilia. But don't worry, he only plays with shit because he was born that way .....

    Of course the entire Missouri situation is ridiculous. The president was given explicit instructions on how to grovel before the entire football team, with further instructions to resign immediately after the ritual humiliation, followed by a number of other demands to increase POC demographics in all areas up to 10% within two years, mandating an inclusionary curriculum to be taken by everyone, but to be "vetted" by students, staff, and professors of color, etc.

    Bottom line, the university capitulated to the demands of the football team. Talk about the tail wagging the dog. This would be like the NY Jets or Giants refusing to play a football game unless Mayor de Blasio (or Governor Christie) resigned.

    As with the insane situation at Yale University, the inmates are truly running the asylum, and the bottom line this is happening is that young people have been encouraged by school and university administrators, as well as their parents, to be essentially unemployable. Which I suppose is good, given the state of the economy.

    Once upon a time I would have been outraged at this kind of nonsense, however at this point it's just another instance of making me grateful that I no longer have anything to do with higher education. It really is a joke now.
    , @HHSIII
    Gotta get CSI-BM in there to test that swastika. Probably broke that chain of custody when they had the janitor go clean it up.
    , @Threecranes
    "Mmmm, let's see now.

    Looks like sh*t.

    Smells like sh*t.

    Tastes like sh*t.

    Careful everybody! Don't get near it!"
    , @WowJustWow
    Hate crimes for hire could be a pretty good business model in tough economic times. Disabled black lesbians could hire cisgendered straight white males to hang nooses and paint swastikas, so even if they got caught in the act, they'd still fit the narrative. Recoup the cost of hiring a contractor with the inevitable budget increase for the campus diversity center. Everybody wins!
  13. The only way this could be improved upon is if the members of the Board of Curators have to be litter bearers on sedan chairs and transport fat lesbians around the campus for a week.

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  14. The sane, wise, proper way to have dealt with this power-grab insurrection would be to have revoked football players’ athletic “scholarships” and to have fired the coach and the athletic director.

    But no. Better supposedly, for not all things considered, for Wolfe to surrender to Mount Calm – and to place the 7% minority of inmates in charge of the asylum.

    Just more proof that alumni donating not so much to further the academic acumen of their alma maters, but instead to pump up football, are being taken for saps – or, considering that a great many alumni donors are also members of the GATT-Globalist Import The Third World class, perhaps they’re not being taken for saps and for them all is proceeding if not to plan, then according to ambition to reduce all non-elite Americans, together with Perpetually Imported Third Worlders, to serfdom.

    Anyone willing to bet against the dung swastika having been yet another “Racism!” hoax?

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    I agree with your view of what the proper course of action should have been.

    However, black sportsball players in the NCAA world have more power than you seem to be aware.

    Thanks to the "intellectual" "property" lawyers we're talking big money here. Last year Mizzou got over $83 million in NCAA revenue:

    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/

    That's $2,766,666.66 recurring per angry Bantu feetsball player pretending to "hunger strike."

    Kick them out...and then try finding "at least 30" alumni who will replace that revenue. Each year. Every year.

    Higher Ed long ago became McCollege, a wholesale franchise system pandering to dolts, for dolts and their enablers and ochlosphiliac SJ-street-cred-seekers. With megaprofits skimmed to the MSM and shared back with the Ed Biz.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4650230-big-ten-network-revenue-share-provides-1-million-boost-for-some-schools

    Your and my kids' ability to imagine, design, build, maintain, and repair infrastructure and space telescopes means nothing compared to this level of panem et circenses.

    , @yaqub the mad scientist
    No, they are saps. It's been said plenty already, but I'll say it again. What are we to make of a man who childishly throws his money, his legacy, his devotion, to 11 punks knocking each other on the field as representative of a school? It speaks of that undercurrent of infantilism that this country has always had and seems to only get worse by. Steve has pointed out some people are more aware of how high the stakes are than others .

    Somebody's making that man a "sap"? He's offering up his devotion to a 20 year old meathead freely, knowing full well it does nothing to advance the academics nor the intellectual climate of his alma matter. It's a damned disgrace. Seeing this kind of thing made me want to puke when I was a kid, and it does now.

    I'm glad I at least got to know what a mature man, my grandfather, was like, who rightfully had two words for such things: frivolity and folly.
  15. So, let’s summarize: The march of diversity through our public institutions continues to destroy our public institutions one-by-one. Instead of Blacks learning how to live and thrive in an industrial society sponsored by those who helped create it, Whites can learn how to live and survive in the “hood” from Black university professors hired under affirmative action. It’s called reducing everything to the lowest common demoninator.

    If Missouri wants to reclaim quality education, it would have to fire the football coach and the faculty who walked out. It would have to expell the football players who went on strike.

    The lesson learned: In this day and age, there can be dire consequences for an unknown person calling someone in an official victim class a name … at least as alleged by the person in the victim class.

    It is now clear that I need to start saving money to send my grandson to a private university where he might actually learn something.

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    • Replies: @e
    A Ronald Reagan fire the air traffic controllers needed to occur. No guts. Just a bunch of cowards.
  16. Yeah, ya know its hell being a football players at a southern university. The chicks all ignore and deride you, the engineering students streak screaming through the library late at night while you’re studying hour after hour in a desperate bid to keep your scholarship. You struggle day after day in anonymity, playing in an empty stadium, unloved, unrecognized, your vital accomplishments in running with the ball or possibly preventing the other guy from running with the ball ignored by all. It’s unsurprising that somebody, somewhere supposedly saying a racial slur drove them over the edge. Especially when a cop 120 miles away had the temerity to not allow himself to be murdered sometime last year. How much can they take?

    On a more serious note, god how awful is it that the left convinced most everyone that racial slurs are magical juju oppressing minorities. Now as long as anyone anywhere ever says one, or can be accused of saying one, well none of the ten trillion things that have been done to help minorities matter. Some powerless nobody said a magic word and destroyed all our efforts! The bastard! Most Americans believe in witchcraft, I guess.

    In reality we just love specific insults–you tailor the insult for the individual you dislike, and we’ve got ones for every conceivable group or type of person. That’s the beginning and end of it. I’m sure slurs do bother loser groups more than non-loser groups in general, but cause and effect is reversed. It’s impossible to make me feel insecure about the accomplishments of white men cause white men are clearly collectively the best at doing approximately everything save running fast, jumping high and looking hot. (Though I’m straight too, so I’m a bit biased about that last one.)

    I’d like to think that the obvious absurdity of the complaints here would make more people wake up, but I’ve been hoping that for so long now . . .

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    "I'd like to think that the obvious absurdity of the complaints here would make more people wake up, but I've been hoping that for so long now..."

    And Republicans are often the heaviest sleepers during these idiotic events.
  17. Does anyone know of a site that documents the list of confirmed or probable hate-hoaxes? Like everyone else here, I think the poo-swastika reeks of fabrication.

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    • Replies: @SoCal Philosopher
    Never mind. I found one: http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/
  18. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    It’s time for another boycott. Missouri fans should boycott their games and stop making donations and show the players how fragile their coddled little worlds are.

    And Gary Pinkel is a dirtbag, but a lot of members of the coaching profession are.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Anyone willing to bet against the dung swastika having been yet another “Racism!” hoax?
     
    I am, but you'll have to offer me at least 500:1 odds.
    , @ben tillman

    It’s time for another boycott. Missouri fans should boycott their games and stop making donations and show the players how fragile their coddled little worlds are.

    And Gary Pinkel is a dirtbag, but a lot of members of the coaching profession are.
     
    You can start with Watson Brown (Mack's brother):

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no12uab.html
  19. Giving the football team the power to depose the university president sounds like a great idea. It’s hard to see how that could go wrong.

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    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Is this the first time a protest by a sports team has been a major factor in the overthrow of a uni president? I think we are going to see many similar incidents of this. Using a big money sports program as blackmail + race-baiting = foolproof way to effect change. I mean seriously: how could any university administration stand up to that?
    , @Tex
    Well, if the US is in its decadent phase why not go all Roman and have the Praetorians of Bread and Circuses pick the emperor? Elagabalus for Dean of Diversity!
    , @TomSchmidt
    At least it shows they're accountable to SOMEone.
  20. @SoCal Philosopher
    Does anyone know of a site that documents the list of confirmed or probable hate-hoaxes? Like everyone else here, I think the poo-swastika reeks of fabrication.

    Never mind. I found one: http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

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    • Replies: @Bill P
    Laird Wilcox has been just about the only person working on this for a couple decades. He's a former civil rights leftist. Maybe he still is, but he seems to be pretty disillusioned.
  21. @Hail

    abolishing the football team
     
    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    Lulz!

    Speaking of college football and demographics, is the annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game the iSteve-iest of all match ups?

    1. Lots of high IQ white guys
    2. California and Chicago
    3. It’s usually a really good game

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    There is no annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game.

    They've played seven games since 1933.
    , @Anonymous
    4. Arthur Butz is a professor at Northwestern
  22. Frustrations flared during a homecoming parade Oct. 10 when black protesters blocked Wolfe’s car, and he did not get out and talk to them. They were removed by police.

    So Wolfe remembered what happened to Reginald Denny, and “frustrated” plans to do the same to him. Perhaps he’s been reading John Derbyshire.

    Now that they’ve Mau-Maued Tim Wolfe, who will Soros’ legions attack next?

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  23. It’s no surprise that Pinkel became a social justice warrior when Mizzou is 1-5 in the SEC. They only beat South Carolina (which is having a terrible year as well). Of the best SEC teams, Missouri only played Florida (and lost). They do not play Alabama or LSU. There are surprises every week in college football but there is no reason to suspect that Mizzou will win either of their remaining conference games against Arkansas or Tennessee.

    It’s also not surprising that the players would latch on to a cause that lets them look like heroes instead of losers. Would Alabama’s players refuse to play if their university president did whatever Missouri’s president supposedly did? Not likely. Fans, including students, have very little patience for once-good football teams that are going to hell in a hand-basket. I know that Missouri did well in 2013 and 2014. That’s what makes it worse.

    The interesting question is what the SEC will do, assuming that they can do anything. Does big time college football want the precedent established that players can refuse to play without repercussions? They would not necessarily need to organize as unions and have collective bargaining, etc. The main problem isn’t players on teams having miserable seasons whining about white privilege or whatever. What if really good teams or good players decide that they won’t play until they get a cut of the millions that they are making for their universities and conferences? Most players who are good enough leave college early and enter the NFL draft. Understandably, the vast majority of top players will take millions of dollars over college football glory in a second. So, while the best players will not jeopardize their NFL prospects over nonsense like what is going on at Missouri and good teams will not throw away their seasons, it would probably be a different story if the issue is money.

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  24. @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

    Scheißtika

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  25. @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

    I’d say going to the men’s room, defecating, and then using the by products thereof to smear a swastika on the wall is not a very good example of hate speech. it is however a good example of clinical coprophilia. But don’t worry, he only plays with shit because he was born that way …..

    Of course the entire Missouri situation is ridiculous. The president was given explicit instructions on how to grovel before the entire football team, with further instructions to resign immediately after the ritual humiliation, followed by a number of other demands to increase POC demographics in all areas up to 10% within two years, mandating an inclusionary curriculum to be taken by everyone, but to be “vetted” by students, staff, and professors of color, etc.

    Bottom line, the university capitulated to the demands of the football team. Talk about the tail wagging the dog. This would be like the NY Jets or Giants refusing to play a football game unless Mayor de Blasio (or Governor Christie) resigned.

    As with the insane situation at Yale University, the inmates are truly running the asylum, and the bottom line this is happening is that young people have been encouraged by school and university administrators, as well as their parents, to be essentially unemployable. Which I suppose is good, given the state of the economy.

    Once upon a time I would have been outraged at this kind of nonsense, however at this point it’s just another instance of making me grateful that I no longer have anything to do with higher education. It really is a joke now.

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  26. @NOTA
    Giving the football team the power to depose the university president sounds like a great idea. It's hard to see how that could go wrong.

    Is this the first time a protest by a sports team has been a major factor in the overthrow of a uni president? I think we are going to see many similar incidents of this. Using a big money sports program as blackmail + race-baiting = foolproof way to effect change. I mean seriously: how could any university administration stand up to that?

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    • Replies: @Jonah
    Within 3 years you will see all NCAA member schools paying revenue sports players (football/basketball) a small stipend. The reason given will be fairness and other SJW pablum. The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don't step out of line.

    Just imagining the conversations going on amongst college administrators today... it might even happen by the end of 2016.
  27. @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

    Gotta get CSI-BM in there to test that swastika. Probably broke that chain of custody when they had the janitor go clean it up.

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    • Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown
    CSI-BM... lolz!

    That's meme-worthy. I wish we could post images.
    https://retrointhe90s.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/csi.png


    Andrew R's "Scheißtika" is comedy gold, too.
  28. Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture. That has given Americans who are sick of it all a “safe space” in which to get away from it all. This might be a sign that that’s changing, and it’ll be interesting to see if that causes a backlash. One of the most perceptive things I read about Gamergate was that they overreached when they went for people’s fantasy world.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Hepp said, "Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture."

    You obviously have not been watching ESPN lately.
    , @e
    Well, it's been a while, but Jimmy the Greek didn't survive; Howard Cosell did, however. Same old story. Howard was of the proper persuasions, both ethnically and politically.
    , @Danindc
    Disagree. Every single sportswriter is a flaming lib p*ssy. Especially Bill Simmons, who has an ISteve following.
  29. “The protests began after the student government president, who is black, said in September that people in a passing pickup truck shouted racial slurs at him. In early October, members of a black student organization said slurs were hurled at them by an apparently drunken white student.

    Also, a swastika drawn in feces was found recently in a dormitory bathroom. …

    Any evidence that any of this actually happened, or is it the usual hoax stuff?

    I wonder if the swastika in the bathroom was just somebody who forgot to flush and an oversensitive student who was the next person to use the toilet.

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  30. To paraphrase Niemoller:

    “First they came after the middle class white students, and I did not speak out because I’m not a student or middle class.

    Then they came after the conservative faculty, and I did not speak out because I’m not a conservative.

    Then they came after me and for some reason nobody wanted to stand up for me.”

    I’ve wondered for some time now when the chickens would start coming home to roost. Academics have been living in a bubble for decades, insulated from the deplorable conditions they’ve created on campuses. They’ve bought their security – up till now – through transparent hypocrisy and sellouts. Very few ordinary Americans will stand up for them, and it’s entirely their fault.

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  31. @SoCal Philosopher
    Never mind. I found one: http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/

    Laird Wilcox has been just about the only person working on this for a couple decades. He’s a former civil rights leftist. Maybe he still is, but he seems to be pretty disillusioned.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    http://www.lairdwilcox.com/news/hoaxerproject.html

    Problem is, he tends to identify anyone who has strongly held beliefs as an "extremist."

    There's just no pleasing most ex-liberals, in my experience. Their ideal world is one where everybody's alike, nobody believes much of anything (and surely doesn't fight for it), but somehow the world continues to deliver all the goodies to which they have become deeply accustomed.

    IOW, their ideal world is one where everyone agrees with them.

  32. I’m willing to bet that some of those protesters weren’t even students. When I was at Berkeley in the 80′s, there were “student” protests on a regular basis that included all sorts of local ruffians that I recognized from the street.

    I read Roger Kimball’s book, The Long March, and the scenes he describes taking place at Cornell and Yale in the early 60′s sound just like the fascism there at Missouri. Liberals have been in charge, to one degree or another, at the universities since the late 40′s (if WFB and my parents are to be believed) and yet the radicals still go charging through what’s left of their own mess.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we're seeing today at Mizzou and Yale. Many more students were involved, there was lots of physical confrontation and violence, taking over of buildings, etc. Those students became the liberal establishment, and a yuppie-ish attitude and environment has prevailed on campuses over the past generation while the leftism has become more institutionalized, so most people don't have much of a memory of student level extreme radicalism.
  33. My guess is the average football player’s commitment to this was weak. Athletes usually have better ways to spend their time.

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    • Replies: @Ed

    My guess is the average football player’s commitment to this was weak. Athletes usually have better ways to spend their time.
     
    ESPN reported this morning that only half of team supported the protest, both black & white players. Reporter quoted a player anonymously that said this wouldn't have occurred if they were 10-0.

    As of yesterday evening the President refused to step down. I suspect during the intervening hours Gov. Jay Nixon leaned on the board to remove him. Gov. Nixon applauds the resignation as a healing measure.
  34. Alimentary, Watson: the work of a shitlib. Run a DNA analysis of the swastistool and you’ll likely have the culprit’s race and ethnicity identified.

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  35. @Dew
    "....that the school adopt a mandatory racial-awareness program and hire more black faculty and staff."

    Affirmative action and money for race-hustlers. These organizations and protests are just ways for blacks to get more political power. They aren't even trying to hide it anymore. They need to be stopped.

    Well jeepers, Dew, it’s not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Well jeepers, Dew, it’s not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.
     

    Indeed. And, aside from the consistent pattern of hate hoaxes, the shit-swastika doesn't even make sense as a putative message from a "racist". It's something an anti-Nazi would do to express his opinion of what the swastika represents to him.

    Piss Christ was not the work of a Christian, and there's little chance that the shit-swastika is the work of a Nazi.

  36. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Gunnar von Cowtown

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?
     
    Lulz!

    Speaking of college football and demographics, is the annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game the iSteve-iest of all match ups?

    1. Lots of high IQ white guys
    2. California and Chicago
    3. It's usually a really good game

    There is no annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game.

    They’ve played seven games since 1933.

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    • Replies: @Gunnar von Cowtown
    Damn. You're right.

    Either there's a serious glitch in the Matrix, or I need to quit drinking.
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    • Replies: @Thea
    One weeps for Western Civilization if this is how our best and brightest spend their formative years
  38. @Bill P
    Laird Wilcox has been just about the only person working on this for a couple decades. He's a former civil rights leftist. Maybe he still is, but he seems to be pretty disillusioned.

    http://www.lairdwilcox.com/news/hoaxerproject.html

    Problem is, he tends to identify anyone who has strongly held beliefs as an “extremist.”

    There’s just no pleasing most ex-liberals, in my experience. Their ideal world is one where everybody’s alike, nobody believes much of anything (and surely doesn’t fight for it), but somehow the world continues to deliver all the goodies to which they have become deeply accustomed.

    IOW, their ideal world is one where everyone agrees with them.

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  39. @Auntie Analogue
    The sane, wise, proper way to have dealt with this power-grab insurrection would be to have revoked football players' athletic "scholarships" and to have fired the coach and the athletic director.

    But no. Better supposedly, for not all things considered, for Wolfe to surrender to Mount Calm - and to place the 7% minority of inmates in charge of the asylum.

    Just more proof that alumni donating not so much to further the academic acumen of their alma maters, but instead to pump up football, are being taken for saps - or, considering that a great many alumni donors are also members of the GATT-Globalist Import The Third World class, perhaps they're not being taken for saps and for them all is proceeding if not to plan, then according to ambition to reduce all non-elite Americans, together with Perpetually Imported Third Worlders, to serfdom.

    Anyone willing to bet against the dung swastika having been yet another "Racism!" hoax?

    I agree with your view of what the proper course of action should have been.

    However, black sportsball players in the NCAA world have more power than you seem to be aware.

    Thanks to the “intellectual” “property” lawyers we’re talking big money here. Last year Mizzou got over $83 million in NCAA revenue:

    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/

    That’s $2,766,666.66 recurring per angry Bantu feetsball player pretending to “hunger strike.”

    Kick them out…and then try finding “at least 30″ alumni who will replace that revenue. Each year. Every year.

    Higher Ed long ago became McCollege, a wholesale franchise system pandering to dolts, for dolts and their enablers and ochlosphiliac SJ-street-cred-seekers. With megaprofits skimmed to the MSM and shared back with the Ed Biz.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4650230-big-ten-network-revenue-share-provides-1-million-boost-for-some-schools

    Your and my kids’ ability to imagine, design, build, maintain, and repair infrastructure and space telescopes means nothing compared to this level of panem et circenses.

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    • Replies: @EriK
    I bet the Mizzou sports program doesn't make any money.
  40. What he should’ve done is fire Pinkel,the despicable rat (and notice how the dirtbag cloaks himself in the uhm,cloak.of righteousness–when he is a piece of sh*T!!). Then isolate the leaders of the strike, and revoke their ‘ships poste haste. Then leave to the rest of the rabble to think it over,with a deadline of one week. If they quit,screw em,.get new players.

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  41. Added note: I think the core of all this horseshot is the feeling among the white female student body that its not cool to be a “cum dumpster” for the black players. They want “racial awareness” and they want it now!!

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  42. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    This incident may be of relevance to your ongoing examination of the dearth of black cops:

    http://www.inquisitr.com/2552291/louisiana-cops-arrested-norris-greenhouse-derrick-stafford-shot-autistic-boy-jeremy-mardis/

    Black cops kill white boy, life goes on. Both cops have rap sheets themselves, one of them, for rape. “Make America Great Again.”

    Whatever the true motive may be for the police shooting, Jeremy Mardis’ death was claimed to be quick…

    Well, that’s a relief. Did anyone say that about Michael Brown?

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  43. OT

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a pink boot stamping on a human face – forever:
    economist.com/events-conferences/asia/pride-prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is the first-ever global initiative culminating in a 24-hour rolling event spanning three cities–Hong Kong, London and New York–which will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the global LGBT movement and its impact on business.

    For event updates, please follow us on Twitter via @EconomistEvents with the hashtag #EconPride.

    Speakers & Agenda

    Sol Arogones, Congresswoman, Government of The Philippines
    Alan Joyce, Chief executive officer, Qantas
    Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, Member of the legislative council, Hong Kong
    Martin Cubbon, Corporate development and finance director, Swire Pacific Limited
    Kate Zhou, Professor, college of political science, University of Hawaii
    Lee Badgett, Professor of economics, University of Massachusetts

    be afraid, be very afraid

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Dunno about the rest of you, but as I was raised, one was empowered to say "no" to others' sexual requests or demands.

    If that wasn't respected, it was considered rape.

    Just sayin'.
    , @Emblematic
    Actually that list looks more like a gathering of the 'sensible gays' rather than radicals.

    The one that caught my eye is Alan Joyce. He's a gay Irishman who was brought in to run Australia's quasi-national airline Qantus, which he's done with great success.

    He's disliked by the Left because he took a hard line against the unions. A few years ago he played a game of high stakes chicken with the then (left of centre) government when he grounded the entire airline fleet over a union dispute. The government caved in and forced the union back to work. So he's seen as hero by right-wing business types. Not exactly a radical progressive gay.

    The others on the list seem like respectable managerial types too.
  44. @Reg Cæsar
    Tim Wolfe is not Tom Wolfe.

    “Tim Wolfe is NOT Tom Wolfe.”

    And I don’t think even Tom Wolfe would have made this up–A losing football team and coach (in that order) firing the university president.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Tom Wolfe on “Muggeridge’s Law:”

    While Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of Punch, it was announced that Khrushchev and Bulganin were coming to England. Muggeridge hit upon the idea of a mock itinerary, a lineup of the most ludicrous places the two paunchy pear-shaped little Soviet leaders could possibly be paraded through during the solemn process of a state visit. Shortly before press time, half the feature had to be scrapped. It coincided exactly with the official itinerary, just released, prompting Muggeridge to observe: We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known.

    – From Wolfe’s “Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast: A literary manifesto for the new social novel,” Harpers, November, 1989.
    , @Olorin
    Did you just call those poor downtrodden legacy-of-slavery feetsball players LOSERS?

    You unmitigated racist KKK Southern redneck pickup truck noose tree.

    You should be fired.

    What they really are is "winners with no winnings." (quote, Kids in the Hall, the Money Momentum sketch)

  45. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Gunnar von Cowtown

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?
     
    Lulz!

    Speaking of college football and demographics, is the annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game the iSteve-iest of all match ups?

    1. Lots of high IQ white guys
    2. California and Chicago
    3. It's usually a really good game

    4. Arthur Butz is a professor at Northwestern

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  46. @Hepp
    Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture. That has given Americans who are sick of it all a "safe space" in which to get away from it all. This might be a sign that that's changing, and it'll be interesting to see if that causes a backlash. One of the most perceptive things I read about Gamergate was that they overreached when they went for people's fantasy world.

    Hepp said, “Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture.”

    You obviously have not been watching ESPN lately.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Precisement. I would ask:

    How is enabling rapey blacks to become megamillionaires and covering up for them, because melanin justice slavery racism downtrodden rainbow MLK KKK rednecks confederates disparate impact, "free of PC"??

  47. @HEL
    Yeah, ya know its hell being a football players at a southern university. The chicks all ignore and deride you, the engineering students streak screaming through the library late at night while you're studying hour after hour in a desperate bid to keep your scholarship. You struggle day after day in anonymity, playing in an empty stadium, unloved, unrecognized, your vital accomplishments in running with the ball or possibly preventing the other guy from running with the ball ignored by all. It's unsurprising that somebody, somewhere supposedly saying a racial slur drove them over the edge. Especially when a cop 120 miles away had the temerity to not allow himself to be murdered sometime last year. How much can they take?

    On a more serious note, god how awful is it that the left convinced most everyone that racial slurs are magical juju oppressing minorities. Now as long as anyone anywhere ever says one, or can be accused of saying one, well none of the ten trillion things that have been done to help minorities matter. Some powerless nobody said a magic word and destroyed all our efforts! The bastard! Most Americans believe in witchcraft, I guess.

    In reality we just love specific insults--you tailor the insult for the individual you dislike, and we've got ones for every conceivable group or type of person. That's the beginning and end of it. I'm sure slurs do bother loser groups more than non-loser groups in general, but cause and effect is reversed. It's impossible to make me feel insecure about the accomplishments of white men cause white men are clearly collectively the best at doing approximately everything save running fast, jumping high and looking hot. (Though I'm straight too, so I'm a bit biased about that last one.)

    I'd like to think that the obvious absurdity of the complaints here would make more people wake up, but I've been hoping that for so long now . . .

    “I’d like to think that the obvious absurdity of the complaints here would make more people wake up, but I’ve been hoping that for so long now…”

    And Republicans are often the heaviest sleepers during these idiotic events.

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  48. @David In TN
    "Tim Wolfe is NOT Tom Wolfe."

    And I don't think even Tom Wolfe would have made this up--A losing football team and coach (in that order) firing the university president.

    Tom Wolfe on “Muggeridge’s Law:”

    While Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of Punch, it was announced that Khrushchev and Bulganin were coming to England. Muggeridge hit upon the idea of a mock itinerary, a lineup of the most ludicrous places the two paunchy pear-shaped little Soviet leaders could possibly be paraded through during the solemn process of a state visit. Shortly before press time, half the feature had to be scrapped. It coincided exactly with the official itinerary, just released, prompting Muggeridge to observe: We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known.

    – From Wolfe’s “Stalking the Billion-Footed Beast: A literary manifesto for the new social novel,” Harpers, November, 1989.

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  49. @Auntie Analogue
    The sane, wise, proper way to have dealt with this power-grab insurrection would be to have revoked football players' athletic "scholarships" and to have fired the coach and the athletic director.

    But no. Better supposedly, for not all things considered, for Wolfe to surrender to Mount Calm - and to place the 7% minority of inmates in charge of the asylum.

    Just more proof that alumni donating not so much to further the academic acumen of their alma maters, but instead to pump up football, are being taken for saps - or, considering that a great many alumni donors are also members of the GATT-Globalist Import The Third World class, perhaps they're not being taken for saps and for them all is proceeding if not to plan, then according to ambition to reduce all non-elite Americans, together with Perpetually Imported Third Worlders, to serfdom.

    Anyone willing to bet against the dung swastika having been yet another "Racism!" hoax?

    No, they are saps. It’s been said plenty already, but I’ll say it again. What are we to make of a man who childishly throws his money, his legacy, his devotion, to 11 punks knocking each other on the field as representative of a school? It speaks of that undercurrent of infantilism that this country has always had and seems to only get worse by. Steve has pointed out some people are more aware of how high the stakes are than others .

    Somebody’s making that man a “sap”? He’s offering up his devotion to a 20 year old meathead freely, knowing full well it does nothing to advance the academics nor the intellectual climate of his alma matter. It’s a damned disgrace. Seeing this kind of thing made me want to puke when I was a kid, and it does now.

    I’m glad I at least got to know what a mature man, my grandfather, was like, who rightfully had two words for such things: frivolity and folly.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Also degeneracy.

    I didn't even like this stuff in college.

    I liked professional and college hockey in my teens and 20s, and still tuned in to the Stanley Cup sometimes in the '90s.

    Then I seceded from TV. Much better things to do.
  50. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Formerly CARealist
    I'm willing to bet that some of those protesters weren't even students. When I was at Berkeley in the 80's, there were "student" protests on a regular basis that included all sorts of local ruffians that I recognized from the street.

    I read Roger Kimball's book, The Long March, and the scenes he describes taking place at Cornell and Yale in the early 60's sound just like the fascism there at Missouri. Liberals have been in charge, to one degree or another, at the universities since the late 40's (if WFB and my parents are to be believed) and yet the radicals still go charging through what's left of their own mess.

    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we’re seeing today at Mizzou and Yale. Many more students were involved, there was lots of physical confrontation and violence, taking over of buildings, etc. Those students became the liberal establishment, and a yuppie-ish attitude and environment has prevailed on campuses over the past generation while the leftism has become more institutionalized, so most people don’t have much of a memory of student level extreme radicalism.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    I've asked myself many times in the past few years why and how it is that blacks are coming to this genre of Situationist histrionic street theatre so late.

    I figure it has to do with Rebellion, Inc., having run out of other people to sell the product to.

    Coming soon: Moose Limbs in the streets of American cities.

    I don't figure there was as much "student level extreme radicalism" as the MSM liked to pretend even back in the day.

    For example, of the people I've known who were at Columbia in "the" "Sixties," all but a couple ignored the hysteria and went to classes, or filled in with study sessions when classes were cancelled. These Boomers used to be too embarrassed to admit that they did things like sneak in basement doors or windows to keep studying while others were mugging for the cameras.

    A lot of us in the post Cibbil Rites Akt riot era had to focus mainly on the destruction of our/our families' industrial jobs and cities. Campus tantrums were far from our field of attention.

    But media coverage has been mistaken for reality. Then as now.
    , @Mike Sylwester

    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we’re seeing today at Mizzou and Yale.
     
    The university protests in the 1960's were about the Vietnam War.

    The protests now are about Halloween costumes and trivial incidents.

    Essentially, the protests now are being done by Affirmative-Action students who are flunking their classes and are trying to blame their universities.

    Classes began in September, and now it's November, and so these students know they are failing. They have given up studying, and instead they are protesting about Halloween costumes.

    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

  51. I find the incident in which a group of black students listened to some white guy call them the bad word just a little hard to believe.

    Does it make any sense that a single guy would come out with the most insulting fighting words he could use against a group of black guys, and that none of them would confront him physically, or even take a picture of him with a cell phone? Not one of them?

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  52. @TheJester
    So, let's summarize: The march of diversity through our public institutions continues to destroy our public institutions one-by-one. Instead of Blacks learning how to live and thrive in an industrial society sponsored by those who helped create it, Whites can learn how to live and survive in the "hood" from Black university professors hired under affirmative action. It's called reducing everything to the lowest common demoninator.

    If Missouri wants to reclaim quality education, it would have to fire the football coach and the faculty who walked out. It would have to expell the football players who went on strike.

    The lesson learned: In this day and age, there can be dire consequences for an unknown person calling someone in an official victim class a name ... at least as alleged by the person in the victim class.

    It is now clear that I need to start saving money to send my grandson to a private university where he might actually learn something.

    A Ronald Reagan fire the air traffic controllers needed to occur. No guts. Just a bunch of cowards.

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  53. @Hepp
    Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture. That has given Americans who are sick of it all a "safe space" in which to get away from it all. This might be a sign that that's changing, and it'll be interesting to see if that causes a backlash. One of the most perceptive things I read about Gamergate was that they overreached when they went for people's fantasy world.

    Well, it’s been a while, but Jimmy the Greek didn’t survive; Howard Cosell did, however. Same old story. Howard was of the proper persuasions, both ethnically and politically.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Well, it’s been a while, but Jimmy the Greek didn’t survive; Howard Cosell did, however. Same old story. Howard was of the proper persuasions, both ethnically and politically.

    Wasn't Jimmy the Greek an Eskimo, too?
  54. Whites on campus should heighten tensions by flying and wearing Confederate flags.

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  55. I correspond with three North American blacks (really black, not brown). Two were born in the Carribean and one in West Africa but all three have spent their entire adult lives in the U.S. or Canada.

    They have gone mad. After decades of knowing them one suddenly decided to give “the talk” to her kids. The talk about how white policemen might gun them down. One, who lives in a snobby wealthy neighbourhood with a white husband has taken to posting angry memes about white people, including the current nonsense about how the “black” woman who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays died in poverty. And one, a university prof. in the U.S. just berated me in an email for my white privilege!

    (Yeah I have white privilege. I live in a rural Canadian farming region. I don’t lock my car).

    It is the power of propaganda. This round started with Trayvon Martin. With the MSM’s devious strategy of creating a fantasy about that Ferguson thug it has gotten out of control.

    It won’t end until the election,

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    • Replies: @5371
    [the current nonsense about how the “black” woman who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays died in poverty]

    This is not satire?!
    , @3g4me
    You believed NAxALT. You believed you had IKAGOs. It's not propaganda, it's genetics. Yet another nice White who really, really wants to believe in equality and the paint job theory and it's just the Democrats' fault. Evolution is White privilege. Negro behavior is a function of Negro DNA.
  56. This is just the end product of radicalizing students and giving them absolute freedom to do as they please on campus.

    School officials created a monster they can’t control and it’s going to take down the university system in time. It’s not that the monster is particularly powerful – it’s actually just a bunch of smelly, stupid loud mouth whites and entitled blacks. But to stand up to them would require a backbone which none of the white elites have. So they will simply continue to roll over like a hot dog at a 7-11 rotary oven while the SJW rampage about.

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  57. @jimbojones
    Yale is experiencing a similar outburst of zealotry and lunacy.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-new-intolerance-of-student-activism-at-yale/414810/

    One weeps for Western Civilization if this is how our best and brightest spend their formative years

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  58. OT: surprising no one, the Russian athletics organization are dopers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/sports/russian-athletes-part-of-state-sponsored-doping-program-report-finds.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    GENEVA — Top Russian athletes, including Olympians and winners of prestigious events like the Chicago marathon, have for years participated in a systematic doping program that involved some of Russia’s sports officials, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday.

    The agency released a lengthy report here that described a pervasive doping culture among Russia’s sports programs, evoking notorious drug regimes like the state-run doping system of East Germany. The report recommended that Russia be suspended from competition by track and field’s governing body, and one of its authors said it would encourage the International Olympic Committee to bar Russia’s athletic federation from next summer’s Rio Olympics.

    “It’s worse than we thought,” said Richard W. Pound, a co-author of the report. “It’s residue of the old Soviet Union system.”

    The report implicated athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and various Russian institutions, including the country’s anti-doping agency and an accredited laboratory in Moscow that handled testing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It detailed payments to conceal doping tests and arrangements by which athletes were made aware of when they would be tested, in violation of code which dictates they be spontaneous, and also the destruction of samples.

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    • Replies: @5371
    Uncle Sam paid the WADA, and he got what he paid for.
    , @Brutusale
    I notice that Dick Pound has stopped going by his gay porno name and adopted Richard. Or that may just be the NYT Stylebook.

    Some of my favorite parts of Dan Jenkins' novels are his coverage of college sports and the ath-a-letes' names and majors. "The starting center is Boonaroo Sholomfet and he's majoring in Physical Beingness,"
  59. @Mike Sylwester
    This Black-grievance controversy will benefit the Republican Party, especially in Missouri.

    In the 2008 election, Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri by only 49.36% to 49.23%.

    In the 2012 election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Missouri by 53.76% to 44.38%.

    Thanks to these recent controversies -- Ferguson and the university football team -- Missouri is becoming a rock-solid Republican state.

    I think there will be many more Black-grievance controversies throughout the USA between now and the 2016 election.

    The Republicans have an excellent chance of winning the 2016 Presidential election by a very decisive margin.

    If Donald Trump is nominated, he will flip the entire Rust Belt into the Republican side.

    In the 2008 election, Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri by only 49.36% to 49.23%.

    In the 2012 election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Missouri by 53.76% to 44.38%

    Impossible! For years I’ve been told that Missouri always goes the way of the eventual winner in Presidential elections and that, therefore, the eventual winner can be predicted by looking at who’s polling best in Missouri. It’s so science! it puts the science! in political science. What are you gonna tell me next? That the Sox who always hit great against the Indians might hit not so great in a couple years when their lineups are different?

    BTW- I’m totally triggering right now because no one has brought up the highly relevant fact Missouri, for all its Midwest normalness, was like until not that long ago a slave state. Oh yeah, and favorite son Mark Twain became rich and famous by writing the n-word a lot. Will someone besides TNC stand up and point out these crucial facts!

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    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    "because no one has brought up the highly relevant fact Missouri, for all its Midwest normalness, was like until not that long ago a slave state."

    Missouri at the dawn of the Civil War was 10% slave, with few if any large plantations, cotton didn't grow there, and was more of a Mississippi River slave trade state. Slavery in the western part was sparse. The majority of Missouri acted like their neighbors in Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa, thus their vote against secession.
  60. @Boomstick
    OT: surprising no one, the Russian athletics organization are dopers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/sports/russian-athletes-part-of-state-sponsored-doping-program-report-finds.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    GENEVA — Top Russian athletes, including Olympians and winners of prestigious events like the Chicago marathon, have for years participated in a systematic doping program that involved some of Russia’s sports officials, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday.

    The agency released a lengthy report here that described a pervasive doping culture among Russia’s sports programs, evoking notorious drug regimes like the state-run doping system of East Germany. The report recommended that Russia be suspended from competition by track and field’s governing body, and one of its authors said it would encourage the International Olympic Committee to bar Russia’s athletic federation from next summer’s Rio Olympics.

    “It’s worse than we thought,” said Richard W. Pound, a co-author of the report. “It’s residue of the old Soviet Union system.”

    The report implicated athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and various Russian institutions, including the country’s anti-doping agency and an accredited laboratory in Moscow that handled testing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It detailed payments to conceal doping tests and arrangements by which athletes were made aware of when they would be tested, in violation of code which dictates they be spontaneous, and also the destruction of samples.
     

    Uncle Sam paid the WADA, and he got what he paid for.

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    • Replies: @Boomstick
    That doesn't refute the Russians habit of state-sanctioned doping. It's an attempt to portray an issue of fact as an issue of motives.
  61. There is only one thing Mizzou can do for their majority White campus:

    Hire a MagicNegroMan/Woman as president, to calm the heated situation. Look what such a move did for our country. Wouldn’t be surprised if it comes about.

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  62. WGG [AKA "World's Greatest Grandson"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    LOL, I wonder how much the President snagged for his severance package after the “closed-door” session with the board.

    I *wish* I was in his shoes. They can’t force him out, because he did nothing wrong, violated no terms and is generally blameless for all but his skin color. So if they fired him, the lawsuit would be massive.

    With all that leverage, I’m sure he walked away with several million in cash and full retirement benefits.

    I need to follow this career path.

    Step 1. Get hired by university
    Step 2. Achieve protected position
    Step 3. Dog-whistle solidarity with whites (something this lucky SOB didn’t even do)
    Step 4. Laugh all the way to the bank

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  63. @Anonymous
    There is no annual Stanford vs. Northwestern non-conference game.

    They've played seven games since 1933.

    Damn. You’re right.

    Either there’s a serious glitch in the Matrix, or I need to quit drinking.

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  64. This morning, the protesters were getting in the face of the media that was trying to ‘report’ what was happening. This is good; another group that detests the media. Even though that same media enables most of the SJW and other nonsense. But these protesters were never clear about that….

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  65. I hope this leads to the death of big time college sports. It really is crazy how D1 NCAA programs are spending money on coaches, support staff and most of all, obscene facilities in order to compete while not paying salaries to the athletes.

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  66. @Hepp
    Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture. That has given Americans who are sick of it all a "safe space" in which to get away from it all. This might be a sign that that's changing, and it'll be interesting to see if that causes a backlash. One of the most perceptive things I read about Gamergate was that they overreached when they went for people's fantasy world.

    Disagree. Every single sportswriter is a flaming lib p*ssy. Especially Bill Simmons, who has an ISteve following.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    Absolutely. Sportswriters have been aggressively left wing for over 50 years.
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    They have to be. They're exposed to hardcore HBD every day of their lives. There's no way they could survive mentally except to drink the Kool-Aid.
    , @Brutusale
    Except the aforementioned Dan Jenkins. He's covered golf and college football for 60 years, and if you read anything by him you'd know he isn't anywhere near a flaming lib pussy. Ask Tiger Woods.

    Jenkins' daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy.
  67. @Reg Cæsar

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

     

    That would make for fascinating football competition, considering that about 60% of college students today are female.

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would make for fascinating football competition, considering that about 60% of college students today are female.

    Good one!

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  68. @AndrewR
    That would lead to a majority black student body.

    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    That would lead to a majority black student body.

    Ha ha! Even better!

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  69. @Seminumerical
    I correspond with three North American blacks (really black, not brown). Two were born in the Carribean and one in West Africa but all three have spent their entire adult lives in the U.S. or Canada.

    They have gone mad. After decades of knowing them one suddenly decided to give "the talk" to her kids. The talk about how white policemen might gun them down. One, who lives in a snobby wealthy neighbourhood with a white husband has taken to posting angry memes about white people, including the current nonsense about how the "black" woman who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays died in poverty. And one, a university prof. in the U.S. just berated me in an email for my white privilege!

    (Yeah I have white privilege. I live in a rural Canadian farming region. I don't lock my car).

    It is the power of propaganda. This round started with Trayvon Martin. With the MSM's devious strategy of creating a fantasy about that Ferguson thug it has gotten out of control.

    It won't end until the election,

    [the current nonsense about how the “black” woman who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays died in poverty]

    This is not satire?!

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    • Replies: @Seminumerical
    Not satire:

    http://angryafricangirlsunited.tumblr.com/post/127283897158/thedivinebantu-this-is-kinda-of-a-lie-not

    You can look it up at snopes.com

  70. I’ve been a college football fan since I was a kid and still enjoy watching the games on Saturday. That being said, I think it has hit a point where division I college football has to be shut down in it’s current form. Bob Stoops at Oklahoma also jumped on the SJW bandwagon when his players demanded it during the frat issue at Oklahoma earlier this year. That a football team and an Affirmative Action grad student could force out a university president has to send a shudder through all of academia. These schools and their athletic departments are not on a sustainable path.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Participation in Pop Warner football is down, especially among whites, because of all the concussion brouhaha. So expect football to get even blacker.

    I have never understood the rabid devotion to my alma mater triumphing in sports. It's always seemed to me to be a case of "my blacks" can beat "your blacks". It's not as if the players are the sons of alumni.
    , @3g4me
    Docile surrender to the rule of savages, or giving up worship of professional sports. What a quandary you are in.
  71. @HHSIII
    Gotta get CSI-BM in there to test that swastika. Probably broke that chain of custody when they had the janitor go clean it up.

    CSI-BM… lolz!

    That’s meme-worthy. I wish we could post images.

    https://retrointhe90s.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/csi.png

    Andrew R’s “Scheißtika” is comedy gold, too.

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  72. A cynic, OK me, would say that the whole thing was cooked up to forestall lawsuits and rape allegations against current and former players, and coaches. But hey, that’s just me. SJW “racism” and “White privilege” accusations beat rape accusations.

    Just like the Gender Jihad against Dilbert and Wally is a coordinated effort by SJW who HATE HATE HATE White Men: gays, lesbians (particularly), non-Whites, Upper Class White women (definitely) with Corporate America looking to get rid of older, pricier, health-care using White men in favor of a mass of Indian H1-Bs.

    Just dumping Dilbert and Wally straight is bad PR. Better to whip up a Gender/Race Jihad by people who HATE HATE HATE White men: fat Black lesbians like the one who got Tim Hunt fired, White women from the upper classes who are not pretty enough and resent beta male attention, etc.

    But what’s the end game? Corporations that go the H1-B route have cheap labor but no ability to respond to new challenges because their workforce is mediocrity; foreign companies with better workforces will destroy them even with cronyist protection (too much Black/Grey markets with Amazon, etc.)

    What’s the future for Mizzou? Naive White coeds will still get raped. They might defer action for a while, but how did that work out for Bill Cosby? Now Cosby is old, and unsexy/dominant, and easy meat for the women he victimized. I foresee a MASSIVE set of lawsuits just a few years down the road, after the SJW victory celebrations are done.

    Overreach? No. We live in a Black-Run America. Per Paul Kersey and SBDL. The nation is run by and for Black people, down to the lowest denominator, as Black culture feels men like Duke Ellington and Nat Cole were pansies and “too White” and Tupac Shakur or Suge Knight the measure of a modern American Black man.

    But we are on the verge of a total cultural civil war, with even people on the Left like the South Park guys and Seinfeld realizing that their skin color and sex is their uniform. White women (if they avoid being raped at College Campuses by Black athletes or Black street intruders) have a privileged if second class place at the SJW Victory Celebration. White men — none. Not even a big shot like the University President.

    All this victory does is tell every White man he has no place in this Country. Ever. By definition, his skin color and sex make him the enemy. That pretty much guarantees a Cultural Civil War at the very minimum.

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  73. @5371
    Uncle Sam paid the WADA, and he got what he paid for.

    That doesn’t refute the Russians habit of state-sanctioned doping. It’s an attempt to portray an issue of fact as an issue of motives.

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    • Replies: @5371
    There's much to investigate regarding doping in many professional sports. The hiring of a hit job on this particular target has nothing to do with the pull of any facts and everything to do with the geopolitical situation.
  74. OT but I can’t resist to remember that today’s November 9, the 26th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall. I know how much people around here love the idea of walls, but the Antifaschistischer Schutzwall (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifaschistischer_Schutzwall) only worked because of the willingness of the border troops to use lethal force to kill any attempting to illegally cross the boundary. For whatever it’s worth, I doubt that the people would tolerate the media spectacle of that kind of bloodletting for the same reason they can not bear to see one child perishing by drowning in the Mediterranean. As long as there is freedom of the media, the reporters will wield the sentimentality of tragic images. The Camp of the Saints only has its power as long as the mass public can see it.

    What made the breaching of the Berlin Wall possible was that the people of the GDR lost their fear after the clumsy press conference by GDR official Günter Schabowski. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnter_Schabowski He died last week, but his mistake emboldened the citizens of the GDR to take their hammers and picks to that concrete, when a few hours prior they would have likely been shot for getting that close to the wall.

    Regarding the question of immigration, Americans make too much of the illegal component when the real issue is the total magnitude. Indeed the legal component alone made up of “compassionate” cases of “family unification” may be too much to be overwhelming the American culture, its community and ability to assimilate the newcomers. But nobody even has the courage to question even this legal component. It’s also unfortunate that immigration skeptics are painted as racists. I bear no ill-will to our Mexican neighbors. I wish them peace, prosperity and everything good. I welcome them to visit and hope we can show them our most gracious hospitality during their time here. But I’m probably not alone in expecting them to return home to their own neighborhoods in Mexico where they can build and grow their own country. If the left is right in there being differences to their vibrant diversity, then these differences should be respected, preserved and allowed to develop on their own trajectory in their own territory. Immigration skepticism can be voiced as a positive and compassionate position without animus against those being kept out. I like my my neighbors in my neighborhood. I might invite them to visit for a barbecue, but if they decide to set up camp, expropriate space or change the rules in my home that’s way too much.

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    • Replies: @Demon for Truth
    Why so apologetic? You sound like you have to prove your non-racist bona fides to be able to oppose mass immigration. Practice saying and writing this sentence: "We don't need any more immigrants, period." Political correctness is a social disease. Join the race for the cure.
  75. Let me add, the Eye of Soros feels this helps Hillary! or whoever Obama wants to surprise on the nation as his last minute replacement. Skeptics — its not as if Obama has a looooooonnnnngggg history of doing shady deals at the last minute.

    And to a certain extent I think they are correct. Fighting spirit matters. Victories and Victories energize Black voters, and those inside the SJW coalition: Upper Class White women removed from street thuggery or universities with powerful football programs. I doubt Harvard or Yale have many NFL prospects. Other non-Whites besides Blacks. Gays, Lesbians. All winners, energized by yet another successful purge of Whitey.

    And Whitey (White Men anyway) are going to be demoralized yet again by yet another defeat. Violence and the threat of it WORKS. Against Whitey anyway. Thuggery, dominance, its not only a way to a woman’s heart by way of other avenues; it works to sway women as a voting and cultural bloc. Women respond to whoever is the most dominant and violent like Chicks Digging Chechens.

    However, long term this just solidifies the Democrats and SJW types as being explicitly Anti-White Men. If the Democratic Party wins on being the anti-White Male party, long term it just guarantees White men fighting back. It will take time, and leaders, but it will happen.

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  76. @Boomstick
    That doesn't refute the Russians habit of state-sanctioned doping. It's an attempt to portray an issue of fact as an issue of motives.

    There’s much to investigate regarding doping in many professional sports. The hiring of a hit job on this particular target has nothing to do with the pull of any facts and everything to do with the geopolitical situation.

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    • Replies: @Boomstick
    You still haven't refuted, or even attempted to refute, any of the doping charges.

    "Implicated in the documentary were Russian athletes, coaches, national and
    international sport federations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the
    Moscow WADA-accredited laboratory. Witness statements and other evidence
    allegedly exposed high levels of collusion among athletes, coaches, doctors, regulatory
    officials, and sports agencies to systematically provide Russian athletes performance
    enhancing drugs (PEDs)2 in order to achieve the state’s main goal, as alleged in the ARD
    documentary: producing winners."

    https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/wada_independent_commission_report_1_en.pdf

    Dick Pound was the primary force behind the unraveling of pro cycling's doping culture and the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

  77. @Hail

    abolishing the football team
     
    How about mandating that the teams reflect the demographics of the school?

    Perfect!

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  78. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus of the state’s four-college system.

    This whole thing might be somewhat manufactured, much like the Duke lacrosse scandal and UVA rape scandal, in that the national media and SJWs get to demonize and depict a generally white campus as hostile to minorities and/or women. I’d be interested in knowing if any big names are behind this thing.

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    • Replies: @John W.
    Somewhat manufactured? It's completely manufactured. I read that Sen. McCaskill weighed in on it, taking the side of the black protesters. Everything about this story is unbelievable if taken at face value: the racist incidents that practically scream "hoax", a black jock going on a hunger strike, the charge that the university administration was unresponsive to allegations of racism. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say that Wolfe was not a committed lefty, and as a white man, this was a way some idealogues could get rid of him.
  79. @NOTA
    Giving the football team the power to depose the university president sounds like a great idea. It's hard to see how that could go wrong.

    Well, if the US is in its decadent phase why not go all Roman and have the Praetorians of Bread and Circuses pick the emperor? Elagabalus for Dean of Diversity!

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  80. @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

    “Mmmm, let’s see now.

    Looks like sh*t.

    Smells like sh*t.

    Tastes like sh*t.

    Careful everybody! Don’t get near it!”

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  81. @Barnard
    I've been a college football fan since I was a kid and still enjoy watching the games on Saturday. That being said, I think it has hit a point where division I college football has to be shut down in it's current form. Bob Stoops at Oklahoma also jumped on the SJW bandwagon when his players demanded it during the frat issue at Oklahoma earlier this year. That a football team and an Affirmative Action grad student could force out a university president has to send a shudder through all of academia. These schools and their athletic departments are not on a sustainable path.

    Participation in Pop Warner football is down, especially among whites, because of all the concussion brouhaha. So expect football to get even blacker.

    I have never understood the rabid devotion to my alma mater triumphing in sports. It’s always seemed to me to be a case of “my blacks” can beat “your blacks”. It’s not as if the players are the sons of alumni.

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  82. @Anonymous
    It's time for another boycott. Missouri fans should boycott their games and stop making donations and show the players how fragile their coddled little worlds are.

    And Gary Pinkel is a dirtbag, but a lot of members of the coaching profession are.

    Anyone willing to bet against the dung swastika having been yet another “Racism!” hoax?

    I am, but you’ll have to offer me at least 500:1 odds.

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  83. @Anonymous
    It's time for another boycott. Missouri fans should boycott their games and stop making donations and show the players how fragile their coddled little worlds are.

    And Gary Pinkel is a dirtbag, but a lot of members of the coaching profession are.

    It’s time for another boycott. Missouri fans should boycott their games and stop making donations and show the players how fragile their coddled little worlds are.

    And Gary Pinkel is a dirtbag, but a lot of members of the coaching profession are.

    You can start with Watson Brown (Mack’s brother):

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no12uab.html

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  84. @5371
    There's much to investigate regarding doping in many professional sports. The hiring of a hit job on this particular target has nothing to do with the pull of any facts and everything to do with the geopolitical situation.

    You still haven’t refuted, or even attempted to refute, any of the doping charges.

    “Implicated in the documentary were Russian athletes, coaches, national and
    international sport federations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the
    Moscow WADA-accredited laboratory. Witness statements and other evidence
    allegedly exposed high levels of collusion among athletes, coaches, doctors, regulatory
    officials, and sports agencies to systematically provide Russian athletes performance
    enhancing drugs (PEDs)2 in order to achieve the state’s main goal, as alleged in the ARD
    documentary: producing winners.”

    https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/wada_independent_commission_report_1_en.pdf

    Dick Pound was the primary force behind the unraveling of pro cycling’s doping culture and the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

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    • Replies: @Seminumerical
    I saw Dick Pound at a pub once. My girlfriend pointed him out. She worked with him indirectly. When she got excited she'd say his name repeatedly and laugh. "Dick Pound, Dick Pound, Dick Pound!"

    I sorry I have nothing sensible to add to the conversation.
    , @5371
    Have you attempted to refute the charges, based on sources at least as good, that the US athletics authorities turned a blind eye for many years to hundreds of positive tests by everybody from Carl Lewis on down? Because you're in grave danger of appearing as an obvious hypocrite here.
  85. @Danindc
    Disagree. Every single sportswriter is a flaming lib p*ssy. Especially Bill Simmons, who has an ISteve following.

    Absolutely. Sportswriters have been aggressively left wing for over 50 years.

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  86. @Olorin
    Well jeepers, Dew, it's not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.

    Well jeepers, Dew, it’s not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.

    Indeed. And, aside from the consistent pattern of hate hoaxes, the shit-swastika doesn’t even make sense as a putative message from a “racist”. It’s something an anti-Nazi would do to express his opinion of what the swastika represents to him.

    Piss Christ was not the work of a Christian, and there’s little chance that the shit-swastika is the work of a Nazi.

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    • Replies: @Uncle Peregrine
    "Piss Christ was not the work of a Christian" Well it was, at least according to Wikipedia. It immediately struck me as the reaction to a Catholic childhood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andres_Serrano . It really is a beautiful picture and if the artist had been more interested in art than in provocation and called it "Sunset at Golgotha (mixed media)" it would be non-controversially celebrated.
  87. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @e
    Well, it's been a while, but Jimmy the Greek didn't survive; Howard Cosell did, however. Same old story. Howard was of the proper persuasions, both ethnically and politically.

    Well, it’s been a while, but Jimmy the Greek didn’t survive; Howard Cosell did, however. Same old story. Howard was of the proper persuasions, both ethnically and politically.

    Wasn’t Jimmy the Greek an Eskimo, too?

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  88. Just a little off topic, but a 6 year old white Louisiana boy was shot to death by two black police officers. The officers have been arrested and charged with second degree murder. The boy, who was hit by five bullets, was travelling in a car with his father, who was critically wounded. Now, you can take this story and substitute a black boy and father as the victims and see how fast Obama and lynch are involved.

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    • Replies: @Federalist
    The facts of the case appear to be damning for the cops. Consider all of the brouhaha over Ferguson where the shooting was almost certainly justified. In the case that you mention, the father was unarmed and was not fighting the cops. It appears that he posed no threat at all when the police fired 18 times into the vehicle. The shooting was captured on police body cameras. The head of Louisiana State Police, the investigating agency, said that the video footage was deeply disturbing and in his other comments has clearly conveyed that he is appalled by the shooting. Usually, it's a "don't jump to any conclusions until we complete the investigation" theme. Not this time. It's also unusual that two of the cops were charged very quickly and not with manslaughter or negligent homicide but with murder and attempted murder. Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?
  89. @theo the kraut
    OT

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a pink boot stamping on a human face - forever:
    economist.com/events-conferences/asia/pride-prejudice


    Pride and Prejudice is the first-ever global initiative culminating in a 24-hour rolling event spanning three cities–Hong Kong, London and New York–which will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the global LGBT movement and its impact on business.

    For event updates, please follow us on Twitter via @EconomistEvents with the hashtag #EconPride.

    Speakers & Agenda

    Sol Arogones, Congresswoman, Government of The Philippines
    Alan Joyce, Chief executive officer, Qantas
    Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, Member of the legislative council, Hong Kong
    Martin Cubbon, Corporate development and finance director, Swire Pacific Limited
    Kate Zhou, Professor, college of political science, University of Hawaii
    Lee Badgett, Professor of economics, University of Massachusetts
     

    be afraid, be very afraid

    Dunno about the rest of you, but as I was raised, one was empowered to say “no” to others’ sexual requests or demands.

    If that wasn’t respected, it was considered rape.

    Just sayin’.

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  90. @Jim Don Bob
    Hepp said, "Caitlyn Jenner and Michael Sam notwithstanding, sports is remarkably free of PC by the standards of our culture."

    You obviously have not been watching ESPN lately.

    Precisement. I would ask:

    How is enabling rapey blacks to become megamillionaires and covering up for them, because melanin justice slavery racism downtrodden rainbow MLK KKK rednecks confederates disparate impact, “free of PC”??

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  91. @yaqub the mad scientist
    No, they are saps. It's been said plenty already, but I'll say it again. What are we to make of a man who childishly throws his money, his legacy, his devotion, to 11 punks knocking each other on the field as representative of a school? It speaks of that undercurrent of infantilism that this country has always had and seems to only get worse by. Steve has pointed out some people are more aware of how high the stakes are than others .

    Somebody's making that man a "sap"? He's offering up his devotion to a 20 year old meathead freely, knowing full well it does nothing to advance the academics nor the intellectual climate of his alma matter. It's a damned disgrace. Seeing this kind of thing made me want to puke when I was a kid, and it does now.

    I'm glad I at least got to know what a mature man, my grandfather, was like, who rightfully had two words for such things: frivolity and folly.

    Also degeneracy.

    I didn’t even like this stuff in college.

    I liked professional and college hockey in my teens and 20s, and still tuned in to the Stanley Cup sometimes in the ’90s.

    Then I seceded from TV. Much better things to do.

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  92. @Seminumerical
    I correspond with three North American blacks (really black, not brown). Two were born in the Carribean and one in West Africa but all three have spent their entire adult lives in the U.S. or Canada.

    They have gone mad. After decades of knowing them one suddenly decided to give "the talk" to her kids. The talk about how white policemen might gun them down. One, who lives in a snobby wealthy neighbourhood with a white husband has taken to posting angry memes about white people, including the current nonsense about how the "black" woman who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays died in poverty. And one, a university prof. in the U.S. just berated me in an email for my white privilege!

    (Yeah I have white privilege. I live in a rural Canadian farming region. I don't lock my car).

    It is the power of propaganda. This round started with Trayvon Martin. With the MSM's devious strategy of creating a fantasy about that Ferguson thug it has gotten out of control.

    It won't end until the election,

    You believed NAxALT. You believed you had IKAGOs. It’s not propaganda, it’s genetics. Yet another nice White who really, really wants to believe in equality and the paint job theory and it’s just the Democrats’ fault. Evolution is White privilege. Negro behavior is a function of Negro DNA.

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    • Replies: @Seminumerical
    No. I believe in a normal distribution. I choose to be friends with three people of decent character and I note they have been successfully deluged with propaganda.

    I lived ten blocks north of the South Side of Chicago long enough to know how dangerous and destructive the black American underclass is.

    (Weird that. I just went to Google maps to count the number of blocks. It would have sounded more precise if it were nine or eleven).
  93. @Anonymous
    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we're seeing today at Mizzou and Yale. Many more students were involved, there was lots of physical confrontation and violence, taking over of buildings, etc. Those students became the liberal establishment, and a yuppie-ish attitude and environment has prevailed on campuses over the past generation while the leftism has become more institutionalized, so most people don't have much of a memory of student level extreme radicalism.

    I’ve asked myself many times in the past few years why and how it is that blacks are coming to this genre of Situationist histrionic street theatre so late.

    I figure it has to do with Rebellion, Inc., having run out of other people to sell the product to.

    Coming soon: Moose Limbs in the streets of American cities.

    I don’t figure there was as much “student level extreme radicalism” as the MSM liked to pretend even back in the day.

    For example, of the people I’ve known who were at Columbia in “the” “Sixties,” all but a couple ignored the hysteria and went to classes, or filled in with study sessions when classes were cancelled. These Boomers used to be too embarrassed to admit that they did things like sneak in basement doors or windows to keep studying while others were mugging for the cameras.

    A lot of us in the post Cibbil Rites Akt riot era had to focus mainly on the destruction of our/our families’ industrial jobs and cities. Campus tantrums were far from our field of attention.

    But media coverage has been mistaken for reality. Then as now.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Well . . . At the risk of outing myself (NSA: too late now) I was at Columbia when the buildings were taken over. The ostensible reason was Columbia's plan to build a gym that supposedly enroached on Harlem.

    There were hard core Marxists on campus, and more than a few were to the left of Mark Rudd. I thought the whole thing was BS, but it became the Thing to Do. Take over a building, smoke some pot, get laid, etc.

    I was appalled even then at the spinelessness of the administration. I would have called the police the first day and then expelled everyone in the buildings. But they waited too long and the police response in the eviction was a bit strong. I saw a couple of people get hit by police billy clubs and it did not look like a lot of fun.

    MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat's ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc. But demonstrations were a good place to hook up. As usual the victors wrote the history and went on to be the Political Class we have today. A pox on their houses.
  94. @Barnard
    I've been a college football fan since I was a kid and still enjoy watching the games on Saturday. That being said, I think it has hit a point where division I college football has to be shut down in it's current form. Bob Stoops at Oklahoma also jumped on the SJW bandwagon when his players demanded it during the frat issue at Oklahoma earlier this year. That a football team and an Affirmative Action grad student could force out a university president has to send a shudder through all of academia. These schools and their athletic departments are not on a sustainable path.

    Docile surrender to the rule of savages, or giving up worship of professional sports. What a quandary you are in.

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  95. Meanwhile, back at Yale, Silliman College Master Christakis stands up to Cry-Bullies:

    “…because other people have rights too, not just you…”

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  96. Heather Mac Donald on the latest insanity: http://www.city-journal.org/2015/eon1109hm.html

    I have little sympathy for the universities. They have sown the wind for the past thirty years with all this race/class/sex crap, but now seem surprised that the whirlwind is coming around on them.

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    • Replies: @FineSwine
    That's right. They're being consumed by a fire that they started. They deserve no sympathy.

    On the contrary, the ultimate objective of this racial agitation seems to be to drive all white male liberals out of academia. This will be a colossal self-inflicted wound by the left. Don't interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake.
  97. @Danindc
    Disagree. Every single sportswriter is a flaming lib p*ssy. Especially Bill Simmons, who has an ISteve following.

    They have to be. They’re exposed to hardcore HBD every day of their lives. There’s no way they could survive mentally except to drink the Kool-Aid.

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  98. @Anonymous
    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we're seeing today at Mizzou and Yale. Many more students were involved, there was lots of physical confrontation and violence, taking over of buildings, etc. Those students became the liberal establishment, and a yuppie-ish attitude and environment has prevailed on campuses over the past generation while the leftism has become more institutionalized, so most people don't have much of a memory of student level extreme radicalism.

    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we’re seeing today at Mizzou and Yale.

    The university protests in the 1960′s were about the Vietnam War.

    The protests now are about Halloween costumes and trivial incidents.

    Essentially, the protests now are being done by Affirmative-Action students who are flunking their classes and are trying to blame their universities.

    Classes began in September, and now it’s November, and so these students know they are failing. They have given up studying, and instead they are protesting about Halloween costumes.

    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

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    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

    Mizzou is in the SEC. Football players don't really flunk out in the SEC unless they're working hard to do so. Those players aren't in any trouble academically.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Mike, thank you for pointing out the Viet Nam factor in 60's protest. There is little I like about John Kerry, but he served and then protested. Remember 4 students were killed at Kent State protesting the War, that's a statement.
  99. @Gunnar von Cowtown
    Damn. You're right.

    Either there's a serious glitch in the Matrix, or I need to quit drinking.

    Por qué no los dos?

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  100. @Olorin
    I agree with your view of what the proper course of action should have been.

    However, black sportsball players in the NCAA world have more power than you seem to be aware.

    Thanks to the "intellectual" "property" lawyers we're talking big money here. Last year Mizzou got over $83 million in NCAA revenue:

    http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/finances/

    That's $2,766,666.66 recurring per angry Bantu feetsball player pretending to "hunger strike."

    Kick them out...and then try finding "at least 30" alumni who will replace that revenue. Each year. Every year.

    Higher Ed long ago became McCollege, a wholesale franchise system pandering to dolts, for dolts and their enablers and ochlosphiliac SJ-street-cred-seekers. With megaprofits skimmed to the MSM and shared back with the Ed Biz.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football-news/4650230-big-ten-network-revenue-share-provides-1-million-boost-for-some-schools

    Your and my kids' ability to imagine, design, build, maintain, and repair infrastructure and space telescopes means nothing compared to this level of panem et circenses.

    I bet the Mizzou sports program doesn’t make any money.

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    • Replies: @Jonah
    Cost: about 80 million
    Revenue: about 83 million

    So only 3 million net. Not enough to put up with this crap ever again. The University will start dishing out teeny stipends to all their revenue teams. And huuusssshhhh... go back to sleep, boys.
    , @David In TN
    As I've written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL
    , @Olorin
    Oh, I wasn't claiming that this, or any, sports program on net makes money.

    What I said was, big money was involved.
  101. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    The swastika is very likely faked by the Dems and their operatives. They’re in a fight to keep their political power, and their two front runners, Clinton and Sanders, are both white and unappealing to black voters. The Dems realize that it is imperative to make their black base turn out to vote on election day, and the only method they have–since they haven’t improved the economic lot of the average black in the US over the seven years that their black affirmative-action symbol Obama has been in office–is by constantly fanning outrage and creating ‘incidents.’

    Blacks expected Obama to bring them the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and he disappointed them. Nobody shows up to vote if they’re disappointed and discouraged, especially if all they’re being offered is more of the status quo of blacks getting nowhere by Clinton and Sanders. Clinton’s polling among blacks must scare the hell out of her. At heart, Dem social policies lead in the direction of aborting blacks and replacing them with Mexicans. Some blacks may have figured this out, which is why Trump is getting unusually high black support for a GOP candidate.

    Expect more of these Soros-financed groups to show up and protest all over the country right before election day. Dems must make blacks paranoid and angry if they’re to pull off a win. However, the Dems keep forgetting that every time blacks riot, it scares the crap out of white voters in the area. It was the 1960s riots that helped Nixon win twice. Every time the left acts crazy, they create a bunch of unnerved moderates who bolt rightward.

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  102. @AndrewR
    Is this the first time a protest by a sports team has been a major factor in the overthrow of a uni president? I think we are going to see many similar incidents of this. Using a big money sports program as blackmail + race-baiting = foolproof way to effect change. I mean seriously: how could any university administration stand up to that?

    Within 3 years you will see all NCAA member schools paying revenue sports players (football/basketball) a small stipend. The reason given will be fairness and other SJW pablum. The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don’t step out of line.

    Just imagining the conversations going on amongst college administrators today… it might even happen by the end of 2016.

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    • Replies: @iSteveFan

    The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don’t step out of line.
     
    They're already paid employees if you consider their full-ride scholarships including meals and lodging. Even at a crap school like Mizzou, an instate resident is looking at $25K per year of tuition/room/board. You could come out of Mizzou as an undergrad owing $100K!

    Those athletes, most of whom will never turn pro, are already getting paid well.
  103. @EriK
    I bet the Mizzou sports program doesn't make any money.

    Cost: about 80 million
    Revenue: about 83 million

    So only 3 million net. Not enough to put up with this crap ever again. The University will start dishing out teeny stipends to all their revenue teams. And huuusssshhhh… go back to sleep, boys.

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  104. @Anonymous

    For months, black student groups have complained of racial slurs and other slights on the overwhelmingly white flagship campus of the state’s four-college system.
     
    This whole thing might be somewhat manufactured, much like the Duke lacrosse scandal and UVA rape scandal, in that the national media and SJWs get to demonize and depict a generally white campus as hostile to minorities and/or women. I'd be interested in knowing if any big names are behind this thing.

    Somewhat manufactured? It’s completely manufactured. I read that Sen. McCaskill weighed in on it, taking the side of the black protesters. Everything about this story is unbelievable if taken at face value: the racist incidents that practically scream “hoax”, a black jock going on a hunger strike, the charge that the university administration was unresponsive to allegations of racism. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say that Wolfe was not a committed lefty, and as a white man, this was a way some idealogues could get rid of him.

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    • Replies: @GW
    It was no doubt manufactured, but it got legs when the national media ran with it. Liberal sports pundits and mainstream media sources are what cost Wolfe his job--at some level perception is reality when it comes to recruiting kids to come play football at your school. If Wolfe didn't go there was a very real chance that U of Misery's reputation would be irredeemable.

    Of course this begs the question of priorities. At what point is racial hysteria and the decline of the academic side of a university too much for athletics and black grievance mongers to boss around?
  105. @EriK
    I bet the Mizzou sports program doesn't make any money.

    As I’ve written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

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    • Replies: @GW
    This is true, except a large state school leverages the popularity and visibility of its football team to boost enrollment and arguably raise tuition. It's not that the university needs a football team, but rather the athletic department (highlighted by football) has gotten too big to fail and could bring the university down with it.

    Whites, and I include the university system with deans and directors and chancellors and presidents and coordinators and faculty which is mostly white, have completed lost any moral authority regarding race under the current cultural milieu. White institutions cannot even deny the charge of racism because SJWs/blacks have been given the moral authority to decide how racism is defined (racists are anyone they hate). Everyone knows the hunger strike was a ridiculous ploy and the football team conveniently boycotted during a down year, yet the tactics worked in ridding the president who did nothing but gravel to their childish antics.

    Situations like what happened at the university of Misery are why Donald Trump will be elected president. Middle America is tired of the lunatics running the insane asylum in American society.
    , @Justpassingby

    As I’ve written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL
     
    The question isn't, does it make money for the school. The question is, how much does it cost the school. According to the figures quoted in a post above, nothing. By costing the school nothing, it benefits the school, because, otherwise, whatever sort of athletic program the school provided (even a Div-III level program) would cost them something.
    , @Federalist
    Generally, the only sports that make money are football and men's basketball. That money goes to supporting the other sports, including the Title IX required women's sports. In most cases, at least for the large public universities, the athletic department is partially supported by state funds and/or student fees. So, as far as direct funds go, athletics cost money rather than making money. (The athletic departments of a few schools are completely self-financing and even contribute a relatively small amount to the academic side.) However, football makes money for the university indirectly. People donate to universities at least in part because of the allegiance to the sports teams. Again, with respect to public universities, the football and/or basketball teams increases the popularity of the school with legislators.
  106. @3g4me
    You believed NAxALT. You believed you had IKAGOs. It's not propaganda, it's genetics. Yet another nice White who really, really wants to believe in equality and the paint job theory and it's just the Democrats' fault. Evolution is White privilege. Negro behavior is a function of Negro DNA.

    No. I believe in a normal distribution. I choose to be friends with three people of decent character and I note they have been successfully deluged with propaganda.

    I lived ten blocks north of the South Side of Chicago long enough to know how dangerous and destructive the black American underclass is.

    (Weird that. I just went to Google maps to count the number of blocks. It would have sounded more precise if it were nine or eleven).

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  107. @Boomstick
    You still haven't refuted, or even attempted to refute, any of the doping charges.

    "Implicated in the documentary were Russian athletes, coaches, national and
    international sport federations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the
    Moscow WADA-accredited laboratory. Witness statements and other evidence
    allegedly exposed high levels of collusion among athletes, coaches, doctors, regulatory
    officials, and sports agencies to systematically provide Russian athletes performance
    enhancing drugs (PEDs)2 in order to achieve the state’s main goal, as alleged in the ARD
    documentary: producing winners."

    https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/wada_independent_commission_report_1_en.pdf

    Dick Pound was the primary force behind the unraveling of pro cycling's doping culture and the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

    I saw Dick Pound at a pub once. My girlfriend pointed him out. She worked with him indirectly. When she got excited she’d say his name repeatedly and laugh. “Dick Pound, Dick Pound, Dick Pound!”

    I sorry I have nothing sensible to add to the conversation.

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    • Replies: @Gato de la Biblioteca
    What gets me is that Dick Pound is, essentially, in charge of punishment and discipline. The only way it gets better is if he'd be head-quartered in Bangkok.
  108. @NOTA
    Giving the football team the power to depose the university president sounds like a great idea. It's hard to see how that could go wrong.

    At least it shows they’re accountable to SOMEone.

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  109. @Lara
    My guess is the average football player's commitment to this was weak. Athletes usually have better ways to spend their time.

    My guess is the average football player’s commitment to this was weak. Athletes usually have better ways to spend their time.

    ESPN reported this morning that only half of team supported the protest, both black & white players. Reporter quoted a player anonymously that said this wouldn’t have occurred if they were 10-0.

    As of yesterday evening the President refused to step down. I suspect during the intervening hours Gov. Jay Nixon leaned on the board to remove him. Gov. Nixon applauds the resignation as a healing measure.

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  110. @David In TN
    As I've written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

    This is true, except a large state school leverages the popularity and visibility of its football team to boost enrollment and arguably raise tuition. It’s not that the university needs a football team, but rather the athletic department (highlighted by football) has gotten too big to fail and could bring the university down with it.

    Whites, and I include the university system with deans and directors and chancellors and presidents and coordinators and faculty which is mostly white, have completed lost any moral authority regarding race under the current cultural milieu. White institutions cannot even deny the charge of racism because SJWs/blacks have been given the moral authority to decide how racism is defined (racists are anyone they hate). Everyone knows the hunger strike was a ridiculous ploy and the football team conveniently boycotted during a down year, yet the tactics worked in ridding the president who did nothing but gravel to their childish antics.

    Situations like what happened at the university of Misery are why Donald Trump will be elected president. Middle America is tired of the lunatics running the insane asylum in American society.

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  111. @John W.
    Somewhat manufactured? It's completely manufactured. I read that Sen. McCaskill weighed in on it, taking the side of the black protesters. Everything about this story is unbelievable if taken at face value: the racist incidents that practically scream "hoax", a black jock going on a hunger strike, the charge that the university administration was unresponsive to allegations of racism. If I had to take a wild guess, I would say that Wolfe was not a committed lefty, and as a white man, this was a way some idealogues could get rid of him.

    It was no doubt manufactured, but it got legs when the national media ran with it. Liberal sports pundits and mainstream media sources are what cost Wolfe his job–at some level perception is reality when it comes to recruiting kids to come play football at your school. If Wolfe didn’t go there was a very real chance that U of Misery’s reputation would be irredeemable.

    Of course this begs the question of priorities. At what point is racial hysteria and the decline of the academic side of a university too much for athletics and black grievance mongers to boss around?

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  112. @Mike Sylwester

    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we’re seeing today at Mizzou and Yale.
     
    The university protests in the 1960's were about the Vietnam War.

    The protests now are about Halloween costumes and trivial incidents.

    Essentially, the protests now are being done by Affirmative-Action students who are flunking their classes and are trying to blame their universities.

    Classes began in September, and now it's November, and so these students know they are failing. They have given up studying, and instead they are protesting about Halloween costumes.

    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

    Mizzou is in the SEC. Football players don’t really flunk out in the SEC unless they’re working hard to do so. Those players aren’t in any trouble academically.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    I've followed college football for over 50 years. A player doing well on the field or with potential never flunks out. His "eligibility" is taken care of for him.
  113. @Seminumerical
    I saw Dick Pound at a pub once. My girlfriend pointed him out. She worked with him indirectly. When she got excited she'd say his name repeatedly and laugh. "Dick Pound, Dick Pound, Dick Pound!"

    I sorry I have nothing sensible to add to the conversation.

    What gets me is that Dick Pound is, essentially, in charge of punishment and discipline. The only way it gets better is if he’d be head-quartered in Bangkok.

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  114. @Jonah
    Within 3 years you will see all NCAA member schools paying revenue sports players (football/basketball) a small stipend. The reason given will be fairness and other SJW pablum. The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don't step out of line.

    Just imagining the conversations going on amongst college administrators today... it might even happen by the end of 2016.

    The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don’t step out of line.

    They’re already paid employees if you consider their full-ride scholarships including meals and lodging. Even at a crap school like Mizzou, an instate resident is looking at $25K per year of tuition/room/board. You could come out of Mizzou as an undergrad owing $100K!

    Those athletes, most of whom will never turn pro, are already getting paid well.

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    • Replies: @Jonah
    Riiiight. They all see it that way I'm sure.

    Green paper is magic. It'll change the players from student/protest mindset to employee/demand more money mindset.
  115. @Mike Sylwester

    Yes, the student protests and disruptions at Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, etc. in the 60s were far more extreme than what we’re seeing today at Mizzou and Yale.
     
    The university protests in the 1960's were about the Vietnam War.

    The protests now are about Halloween costumes and trivial incidents.

    Essentially, the protests now are being done by Affirmative-Action students who are flunking their classes and are trying to blame their universities.

    Classes began in September, and now it's November, and so these students know they are failing. They have given up studying, and instead they are protesting about Halloween costumes.

    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

    Mike, thank you for pointing out the Viet Nam factor in 60′s protest. There is little I like about John Kerry, but he served and then protested. Remember 4 students were killed at Kent State protesting the War, that’s a statement.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.
  116. @David In TN
    As I've written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

    As I’ve written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

    The question isn’t, does it make money for the school. The question is, how much does it cost the school. According to the figures quoted in a post above, nothing. By costing the school nothing, it benefits the school, because, otherwise, whatever sort of athletic program the school provided (even a Div-III level program) would cost them something.

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  117. @Olorin
    I've asked myself many times in the past few years why and how it is that blacks are coming to this genre of Situationist histrionic street theatre so late.

    I figure it has to do with Rebellion, Inc., having run out of other people to sell the product to.

    Coming soon: Moose Limbs in the streets of American cities.

    I don't figure there was as much "student level extreme radicalism" as the MSM liked to pretend even back in the day.

    For example, of the people I've known who were at Columbia in "the" "Sixties," all but a couple ignored the hysteria and went to classes, or filled in with study sessions when classes were cancelled. These Boomers used to be too embarrassed to admit that they did things like sneak in basement doors or windows to keep studying while others were mugging for the cameras.

    A lot of us in the post Cibbil Rites Akt riot era had to focus mainly on the destruction of our/our families' industrial jobs and cities. Campus tantrums were far from our field of attention.

    But media coverage has been mistaken for reality. Then as now.

    Well . . . At the risk of outing myself (NSA: too late now) I was at Columbia when the buildings were taken over. The ostensible reason was Columbia’s plan to build a gym that supposedly enroached on Harlem.

    There were hard core Marxists on campus, and more than a few were to the left of Mark Rudd. I thought the whole thing was BS, but it became the Thing to Do. Take over a building, smoke some pot, get laid, etc.

    I was appalled even then at the spinelessness of the administration. I would have called the police the first day and then expelled everyone in the buildings. But they waited too long and the police response in the eviction was a bit strong. I saw a couple of people get hit by police billy clubs and it did not look like a lot of fun.

    MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat’s ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc. But demonstrations were a good place to hook up. As usual the victors wrote the history and went on to be the Political Class we have today. A pox on their houses.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    "MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat's ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc."

    True, and as previously stated, I was there. Full disclosure, I thought of myself as a liberal at the time.
  118. @iSteveFan

    The real reason will be so this type of thing can never happen again. Paid employees with something to lose don’t step out of line.
     
    They're already paid employees if you consider their full-ride scholarships including meals and lodging. Even at a crap school like Mizzou, an instate resident is looking at $25K per year of tuition/room/board. You could come out of Mizzou as an undergrad owing $100K!

    Those athletes, most of whom will never turn pro, are already getting paid well.

    Riiiight. They all see it that way I’m sure.

    Green paper is magic. It’ll change the players from student/protest mindset to employee/demand more money mindset.

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  119. @ben tillman

    Well jeepers, Dew, it’s not like they can get political power any other way.

    And there are plenty of Great n Powerful Ozzes behind the scenes enabling their lucrative tantrums through manipulation big screen images.

    The swastika was appropriately drawn in shite. It reminded me of nothing so much as Tamara Brawler.
     

    Indeed. And, aside from the consistent pattern of hate hoaxes, the shit-swastika doesn't even make sense as a putative message from a "racist". It's something an anti-Nazi would do to express his opinion of what the swastika represents to him.

    Piss Christ was not the work of a Christian, and there's little chance that the shit-swastika is the work of a Nazi.

    “Piss Christ was not the work of a Christian” Well it was, at least according to Wikipedia. It immediately struck me as the reaction to a Catholic childhood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andres_Serrano . It really is a beautiful picture and if the artist had been more interested in art than in provocation and called it “Sunset at Golgotha (mixed media)” it would be non-controversially celebrated.

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  120. @Buffalo Joe
    Just a little off topic, but a 6 year old white Louisiana boy was shot to death by two black police officers. The officers have been arrested and charged with second degree murder. The boy, who was hit by five bullets, was travelling in a car with his father, who was critically wounded. Now, you can take this story and substitute a black boy and father as the victims and see how fast Obama and lynch are involved.

    The facts of the case appear to be damning for the cops. Consider all of the brouhaha over Ferguson where the shooting was almost certainly justified. In the case that you mention, the father was unarmed and was not fighting the cops. It appears that he posed no threat at all when the police fired 18 times into the vehicle. The shooting was captured on police body cameras. The head of Louisiana State Police, the investigating agency, said that the video footage was deeply disturbing and in his other comments has clearly conveyed that he is appalled by the shooting. Usually, it’s a “don’t jump to any conclusions until we complete the investigation” theme. Not this time. It’s also unusual that two of the cops were charged very quickly and not with manslaughter or negligent homicide but with murder and attempted murder. Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?

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    Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?
     
    It's Black-on-White. But note that only one of the killers was actually a police officer, and the one that was a cop was freelancing at the time for the local marshal. (The marshal's office serves court papers; it doesn't arrest people.) They weren't actually performing police functions. They were settling a personal score.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Federalist, no coverage for the same reason there was no coverage of the drive by shooting deaths of a five year old boy, a three year old boy and , are you fucking kidding me, a five month old girl in Cleveland. All were black. It touches a nerve, it reinforces a stereotype, it doesn't fit the narrative. In the Louisiana case, the accused cops are black, the boy is white. We are not concerned about white victims right now, remember. BLM!
  121. Whatever you think of this story, the University of Missouri administrators created this situation for themselves by scheming for years to get into the SEC and thereby giving the football team this power. The iSteve question is what will happen to this power over the decades as the movers and shakers in business are less likely to be ex-football players like Tom Wolfe’s Charlie Croker and are more formed by traveling soccer leagues and SWPL outdoor sports.

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  122. @Gunnar von Cowtown

    "Note the presence of two hate hoax risk factors."
     
    Yeah, the alleged poo-swastika smells like bullsh.... Wait. Let me start over.

    Ten bucks says the poo-swastika turns out to be yet another hate hoax.

    Hate crimes for hire could be a pretty good business model in tough economic times. Disabled black lesbians could hire cisgendered straight white males to hang nooses and paint swastikas, so even if they got caught in the act, they’d still fit the narrative. Recoup the cost of hiring a contractor with the inevitable budget increase for the campus diversity center. Everybody wins!

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  123. @David In TN
    As I've written previously, what ever money a college football team makes goes to the athletic department, not the academic side of the school. In other words, football DOES NOT MAKE MONEY FOR THE SCHOOL

    Generally, the only sports that make money are football and men’s basketball. That money goes to supporting the other sports, including the Title IX required women’s sports. In most cases, at least for the large public universities, the athletic department is partially supported by state funds and/or student fees. So, as far as direct funds go, athletics cost money rather than making money. (The athletic departments of a few schools are completely self-financing and even contribute a relatively small amount to the academic side.) However, football makes money for the university indirectly. People donate to universities at least in part because of the allegiance to the sports teams. Again, with respect to public universities, the football and/or basketball teams increases the popularity of the school with legislators.

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  124. @Federalist
    The facts of the case appear to be damning for the cops. Consider all of the brouhaha over Ferguson where the shooting was almost certainly justified. In the case that you mention, the father was unarmed and was not fighting the cops. It appears that he posed no threat at all when the police fired 18 times into the vehicle. The shooting was captured on police body cameras. The head of Louisiana State Police, the investigating agency, said that the video footage was deeply disturbing and in his other comments has clearly conveyed that he is appalled by the shooting. Usually, it's a "don't jump to any conclusions until we complete the investigation" theme. Not this time. It's also unusual that two of the cops were charged very quickly and not with manslaughter or negligent homicide but with murder and attempted murder. Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?

    Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?

    It’s Black-on-White. But note that only one of the killers was actually a police officer, and the one that was a cop was freelancing at the time for the local marshal. (The marshal’s office serves court papers; it doesn’t arrest people.) They weren’t actually performing police functions. They were settling a personal score.

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    R.S. 13§1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals
    A. The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
    B. The marshal may appoint one or more deputy marshals having the same powers and authority as the marshal, but the marshal shall be responsible for their actions....

    Marshal's offices perform functions for city courts and other lesser courts that parish sheriff's offices do for state district courts. They act as bailiffs, court security, execute arrest warrants and search for fugitives. As some do, this marshal's office had deputies writing traffic tickets. (There was a dispute about whether they could do this within city limits without the mayor's permission.) The officers arrested were working as deputy marshals on duty at the time that they shot the child and his father. They carry weapons, wear badges and uniforms, make arrests, etc. Before the shooting, they pursued the father in "black and white" marked vehicles with the flashing lights activated. Marshals' offices are not very prestigious law enforcement agencies but the two charged were acting in their capacity as law enforcement officers under state law. The original story was that they went after the father because there was an arrest warrant out for him. One of the many problems is that now it appears that there was no warrant. The fact that the officers may have been settling a personal score makes it more unlikely that the shootings were justified.
  125. Unsurprisingly, the president of the university folded.

    Does a university president fold like a cheap suit? Or does a cheap suit fold like a university president?

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    • Replies: @Ed
    Evidently the Gov. of Missouri has great influence over the board that runs the school. Judging by his comments, which were almost verbatim of the resigning president's comments I suspect he made it be known he had to resign.

    As of Sunday night the president released a statement refusing to step down. What's interesting is that the Lt. Gov, a republican, who is running for governor has come out saying this action was wrong. Can't allow kids to run school.
  126. @Gato de la Biblioteca
    The largest coherent group of such failing students are the African-American football players.

    Mizzou is in the SEC. Football players don't really flunk out in the SEC unless they're working hard to do so. Those players aren't in any trouble academically.

    I’ve followed college football for over 50 years. A player doing well on the field or with potential never flunks out. His “eligibility” is taken care of for him.

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  127. They claimed the scalp of the Chancellor, Bowen Loftin, as well. Pathetic. One hopes that the State Legislature goes after MU’s budget with a meat axe.

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  128. @Buffalo Joe
    Mike, thank you for pointing out the Viet Nam factor in 60's protest. There is little I like about John Kerry, but he served and then protested. Remember 4 students were killed at Kent State protesting the War, that's a statement.

    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.

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    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.
     
    I guess the 0.1% included the San Marcos 10, whose protest at LBJ's alma mater was handled a little differently. They were all kicked out of school.
  129. @Jim Don Bob
    Well . . . At the risk of outing myself (NSA: too late now) I was at Columbia when the buildings were taken over. The ostensible reason was Columbia's plan to build a gym that supposedly enroached on Harlem.

    There were hard core Marxists on campus, and more than a few were to the left of Mark Rudd. I thought the whole thing was BS, but it became the Thing to Do. Take over a building, smoke some pot, get laid, etc.

    I was appalled even then at the spinelessness of the administration. I would have called the police the first day and then expelled everyone in the buildings. But they waited too long and the police response in the eviction was a bit strong. I saw a couple of people get hit by police billy clubs and it did not look like a lot of fun.

    MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat's ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc. But demonstrations were a good place to hook up. As usual the victors wrote the history and went on to be the Political Class we have today. A pox on their houses.

    “MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat’s ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc.”

    True, and as previously stated, I was there. Full disclosure, I thought of myself as a liberal at the time.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Dave, graduated college in 1968. Liberal Arts, Jesuit college, remember the Berrigan brothers? Two radical Jesuit priests. But, yes, it was easy to protest in most cases. I shed my liberal skin a few years later when I worked for a government sponsored Affirmative Action program.
  130. @ben tillman

    Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?
     
    It's Black-on-White. But note that only one of the killers was actually a police officer, and the one that was a cop was freelancing at the time for the local marshal. (The marshal's office serves court papers; it doesn't arrest people.) They weren't actually performing police functions. They were settling a personal score.

    R.S. 13§1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals
    A. The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
    B. The marshal may appoint one or more deputy marshals having the same powers and authority as the marshal, but the marshal shall be responsible for their actions….

    Marshal’s offices perform functions for city courts and other lesser courts that parish sheriff’s offices do for state district courts. They act as bailiffs, court security, execute arrest warrants and search for fugitives. As some do, this marshal’s office had deputies writing traffic tickets. (There was a dispute about whether they could do this within city limits without the mayor’s permission.) The officers arrested were working as deputy marshals on duty at the time that they shot the child and his father. They carry weapons, wear badges and uniforms, make arrests, etc. Before the shooting, they pursued the father in “black and white” marked vehicles with the flashing lights activated. Marshals’ offices are not very prestigious law enforcement agencies but the two charged were acting in their capacity as law enforcement officers under state law. The original story was that they went after the father because there was an arrest warrant out for him. One of the many problems is that now it appears that there was no warrant. The fact that the officers may have been settling a personal score makes it more unlikely that the shootings were justified.

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    Thanks. I should know better than to rely on a news story.
  131. @Boomstick
    You still haven't refuted, or even attempted to refute, any of the doping charges.

    "Implicated in the documentary were Russian athletes, coaches, national and
    international sport federations, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the
    Moscow WADA-accredited laboratory. Witness statements and other evidence
    allegedly exposed high levels of collusion among athletes, coaches, doctors, regulatory
    officials, and sports agencies to systematically provide Russian athletes performance
    enhancing drugs (PEDs)2 in order to achieve the state’s main goal, as alleged in the ARD
    documentary: producing winners."

    https://wada-main-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/files/wada_independent_commission_report_1_en.pdf

    Dick Pound was the primary force behind the unraveling of pro cycling's doping culture and the downfall of Lance Armstrong.

    Have you attempted to refute the charges, based on sources at least as good, that the US athletics authorities turned a blind eye for many years to hundreds of positive tests by everybody from Carl Lewis on down? Because you’re in grave danger of appearing as an obvious hypocrite here.

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    How much are they paying you? I hear the going rate is 15 roubles per comment nowadays, but do you get more for seniority or better English skills?
    , @Boomstick
    No, because I think it's quite likely to be true that the US athletics organizations were covering up doping.
  132. Since the football team is now running the university, I say they go ahead and make it official by naming the head coach as new university president, and selecting the college deans from among the players. They can bolster the faculty of the medical school with the trainers from the team, and staff the gender studies program with few members of the cheerleading squad.

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  133. @theo the kraut
    OT

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a pink boot stamping on a human face - forever:
    economist.com/events-conferences/asia/pride-prejudice


    Pride and Prejudice is the first-ever global initiative culminating in a 24-hour rolling event spanning three cities–Hong Kong, London and New York–which will challenge policymakers and industry leaders to rethink the future of the global LGBT movement and its impact on business.

    For event updates, please follow us on Twitter via @EconomistEvents with the hashtag #EconPride.

    Speakers & Agenda

    Sol Arogones, Congresswoman, Government of The Philippines
    Alan Joyce, Chief executive officer, Qantas
    Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, Member of the legislative council, Hong Kong
    Martin Cubbon, Corporate development and finance director, Swire Pacific Limited
    Kate Zhou, Professor, college of political science, University of Hawaii
    Lee Badgett, Professor of economics, University of Massachusetts
     

    be afraid, be very afraid

    Actually that list looks more like a gathering of the ‘sensible gays’ rather than radicals.

    The one that caught my eye is Alan Joyce. He’s a gay Irishman who was brought in to run Australia’s quasi-national airline Qantus, which he’s done with great success.

    He’s disliked by the Left because he took a hard line against the unions. A few years ago he played a game of high stakes chicken with the then (left of centre) government when he grounded the entire airline fleet over a union dispute. The government caved in and forced the union back to work. So he’s seen as hero by right-wing business types. Not exactly a radical progressive gay.

    The others on the list seem like respectable managerial types too.

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    • Replies: @theo the kraut
    I'm not surprised at all to learn that this guy is a shrewed and competent businessman, and I never take these guys to be leftist by any sensible definition. It's not nice to fire a competent employee for being gay, but I don't think at all this is what the LGBT cum capitalist liberation front is all about.
  134. @Mr. Anon
    Unsurprisingly, the president of the university folded.

    Does a university president fold like a cheap suit? Or does a cheap suit fold like a university president?

    Evidently the Gov. of Missouri has great influence over the board that runs the school. Judging by his comments, which were almost verbatim of the resigning president’s comments I suspect he made it be known he had to resign.

    As of Sunday night the president released a statement refusing to step down. What’s interesting is that the Lt. Gov, a republican, who is running for governor has come out saying this action was wrong. Can’t allow kids to run school.

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  135. @Federalist
    R.S. 13§1881. General powers and duties of marshal; deputy marshals
    A. The marshal is the executive officer of the court; he shall execute the orders and mandates of the court and in the execution thereof, and in making arrests and preserving the peace, he has the same powers and authority of a sheriff.
    B. The marshal may appoint one or more deputy marshals having the same powers and authority as the marshal, but the marshal shall be responsible for their actions....

    Marshal's offices perform functions for city courts and other lesser courts that parish sheriff's offices do for state district courts. They act as bailiffs, court security, execute arrest warrants and search for fugitives. As some do, this marshal's office had deputies writing traffic tickets. (There was a dispute about whether they could do this within city limits without the mayor's permission.) The officers arrested were working as deputy marshals on duty at the time that they shot the child and his father. They carry weapons, wear badges and uniforms, make arrests, etc. Before the shooting, they pursued the father in "black and white" marked vehicles with the flashing lights activated. Marshals' offices are not very prestigious law enforcement agencies but the two charged were acting in their capacity as law enforcement officers under state law. The original story was that they went after the father because there was an arrest warrant out for him. One of the many problems is that now it appears that there was no warrant. The fact that the officers may have been settling a personal score makes it more unlikely that the shootings were justified.

    Thanks. I should know better than to rely on a news story.

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  136. @David In TN
    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.

    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.

    I guess the 0.1% included the San Marcos 10, whose protest at LBJ’s alma mater was handled a little differently. They were all kicked out of school.

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  137. @ben tillman

    As one who was in college during this time, 99.9 % of the time it took no courage to protest the Vietnam War.
     
    I guess the 0.1% included the San Marcos 10, whose protest at LBJ's alma mater was handled a little differently. They were all kicked out of school.

    Did Bill Clinton get kicked out of school?

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    Did Bill Clinton get kicked out of school?
     
    No, but my father-in-law's friends did.
  138. @5371
    Have you attempted to refute the charges, based on sources at least as good, that the US athletics authorities turned a blind eye for many years to hundreds of positive tests by everybody from Carl Lewis on down? Because you're in grave danger of appearing as an obvious hypocrite here.

    How much are they paying you? I hear the going rate is 15 roubles per comment nowadays, but do you get more for seniority or better English skills?

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    • Replies: @5371
    You came up with a really original take on my comments there. And you did it all by yourself! Mommy will be so proud!
    , @Brutusale
    Come up out of your hole and join the real world!

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/04/17/1050172707806.html
  139. @Boomstick
    OT: surprising no one, the Russian athletics organization are dopers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/10/sports/russian-athletes-part-of-state-sponsored-doping-program-report-finds.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

    GENEVA — Top Russian athletes, including Olympians and winners of prestigious events like the Chicago marathon, have for years participated in a systematic doping program that involved some of Russia’s sports officials, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Monday.

    The agency released a lengthy report here that described a pervasive doping culture among Russia’s sports programs, evoking notorious drug regimes like the state-run doping system of East Germany. The report recommended that Russia be suspended from competition by track and field’s governing body, and one of its authors said it would encourage the International Olympic Committee to bar Russia’s athletic federation from next summer’s Rio Olympics.

    “It’s worse than we thought,” said Richard W. Pound, a co-author of the report. “It’s residue of the old Soviet Union system.”

    The report implicated athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and various Russian institutions, including the country’s anti-doping agency and an accredited laboratory in Moscow that handled testing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It detailed payments to conceal doping tests and arrangements by which athletes were made aware of when they would be tested, in violation of code which dictates they be spontaneous, and also the destruction of samples.
     

    I notice that Dick Pound has stopped going by his gay porno name and adopted Richard. Or that may just be the NYT Stylebook.

    Some of my favorite parts of Dan Jenkins’ novels are his coverage of college sports and the ath-a-letes’ names and majors. “The starting center is Boonaroo Sholomfet and he’s majoring in Physical Beingness,”

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Brutus, please take the time to Google Key and Peele's All-star Game . The players names and schools LOL.
  140. @Danindc
    Disagree. Every single sportswriter is a flaming lib p*ssy. Especially Bill Simmons, who has an ISteve following.

    Except the aforementioned Dan Jenkins. He’s covered golf and college football for 60 years, and if you read anything by him you’d know he isn’t anywhere near a flaming lib pussy. Ask Tiger Woods.

    Jenkins’ daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy.

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    The fact he allowed his daughter to drift so far screams p#ssy to me....but agreed, he's a good read
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Brutusale said, "Jenkins’ daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy."

    Wow. I didn't know Sally Jenkins was Dan Jenkins' daughter!

    He is a riot. Read Baja Oklahoma some time. Then there is this classic: http://coudal.com/archives/2011/04/dan_jenkins_10.php
  141. @Brutusale
    Except the aforementioned Dan Jenkins. He's covered golf and college football for 60 years, and if you read anything by him you'd know he isn't anywhere near a flaming lib pussy. Ask Tiger Woods.

    Jenkins' daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy.

    The fact he allowed his daughter to drift so far screams p#ssy to me….but agreed, he’s a good read

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  142. @Brutusale
    Except the aforementioned Dan Jenkins. He's covered golf and college football for 60 years, and if you read anything by him you'd know he isn't anywhere near a flaming lib pussy. Ask Tiger Woods.

    Jenkins' daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy.

    Brutusale said, “Jenkins’ daughter Sally, on the other hand, is a sportswriter for WaPo and IS a flaming lib pussy.”

    Wow. I didn’t know Sally Jenkins was Dan Jenkins’ daughter!

    He is a riot. Read Baja Oklahoma some time. Then there is this classic: http://coudal.com/archives/2011/04/dan_jenkins_10.php

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  143. @Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta
    OT but I can't resist to remember that today's November 9, the 26th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall. I know how much people around here love the idea of walls, but the Antifaschistischer Schutzwall (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antifaschistischer_Schutzwall) only worked because of the willingness of the border troops to use lethal force to kill any attempting to illegally cross the boundary. For whatever it's worth, I doubt that the people would tolerate the media spectacle of that kind of bloodletting for the same reason they can not bear to see one child perishing by drowning in the Mediterranean. As long as there is freedom of the media, the reporters will wield the sentimentality of tragic images. The Camp of the Saints only has its power as long as the mass public can see it.

    What made the breaching of the Berlin Wall possible was that the people of the GDR lost their fear after the clumsy press conference by GDR official Günter Schabowski. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnter_Schabowski He died last week, but his mistake emboldened the citizens of the GDR to take their hammers and picks to that concrete, when a few hours prior they would have likely been shot for getting that close to the wall.

    Regarding the question of immigration, Americans make too much of the illegal component when the real issue is the total magnitude. Indeed the legal component alone made up of "compassionate" cases of "family unification" may be too much to be overwhelming the American culture, its community and ability to assimilate the newcomers. But nobody even has the courage to question even this legal component. It's also unfortunate that immigration skeptics are painted as racists. I bear no ill-will to our Mexican neighbors. I wish them peace, prosperity and everything good. I welcome them to visit and hope we can show them our most gracious hospitality during their time here. But I'm probably not alone in expecting them to return home to their own neighborhoods in Mexico where they can build and grow their own country. If the left is right in there being differences to their vibrant diversity, then these differences should be respected, preserved and allowed to develop on their own trajectory in their own territory. Immigration skepticism can be voiced as a positive and compassionate position without animus against those being kept out. I like my my neighbors in my neighborhood. I might invite them to visit for a barbecue, but if they decide to set up camp, expropriate space or change the rules in my home that's way too much.

    Why so apologetic? You sound like you have to prove your non-racist bona fides to be able to oppose mass immigration. Practice saying and writing this sentence: “We don’t need any more immigrants, period.” Political correctness is a social disease. Join the race for the cure.

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  144. @Federalist
    The facts of the case appear to be damning for the cops. Consider all of the brouhaha over Ferguson where the shooting was almost certainly justified. In the case that you mention, the father was unarmed and was not fighting the cops. It appears that he posed no threat at all when the police fired 18 times into the vehicle. The shooting was captured on police body cameras. The head of Louisiana State Police, the investigating agency, said that the video footage was deeply disturbing and in his other comments has clearly conveyed that he is appalled by the shooting. Usually, it's a "don't jump to any conclusions until we complete the investigation" theme. Not this time. It's also unusual that two of the cops were charged very quickly and not with manslaughter or negligent homicide but with murder and attempted murder. Of course, I only know what is reported and things often turn out to be a lot different than what we are told but this appears to be a clear cut case of an unjustified police killing. But even if that proves incorrect, why is there almost no attention given to this case?

    Federalist, no coverage for the same reason there was no coverage of the drive by shooting deaths of a five year old boy, a three year old boy and , are you fucking kidding me, a five month old girl in Cleveland. All were black. It touches a nerve, it reinforces a stereotype, it doesn’t fit the narrative. In the Louisiana case, the accused cops are black, the boy is white. We are not concerned about white victims right now, remember. BLM!

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    • Replies: @Federalist
    You probably realize that I was being facetious when I asked why there was very little coverage of two black cops killing a white six year old. The question answers itself. As you point out, not covering cases like this that do not fit the narrative is standard operating procedure. I wanted to point out that what is known (but of course not publicized) about this incident shows that there was almost certainly no justification whatsoever.
  145. @David In TN
    "MSM narrative not withstanding, most college kids did not give a rat's ass about Vietnam, civil rights, etc."

    True, and as previously stated, I was there. Full disclosure, I thought of myself as a liberal at the time.

    Dave, graduated college in 1968. Liberal Arts, Jesuit college, remember the Berrigan brothers? Two radical Jesuit priests. But, yes, it was easy to protest in most cases. I shed my liberal skin a few years later when I worked for a government sponsored Affirmative Action program.

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  146. @Brutusale
    I notice that Dick Pound has stopped going by his gay porno name and adopted Richard. Or that may just be the NYT Stylebook.

    Some of my favorite parts of Dan Jenkins' novels are his coverage of college sports and the ath-a-letes' names and majors. "The starting center is Boonaroo Sholomfet and he's majoring in Physical Beingness,"

    Brutus, please take the time to Google Key and Peele’s All-star Game . The players names and schools LOL.

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  147. @David In TN
    "Tim Wolfe is NOT Tom Wolfe."

    And I don't think even Tom Wolfe would have made this up--A losing football team and coach (in that order) firing the university president.

    Did you just call those poor downtrodden legacy-of-slavery feetsball players LOSERS?

    You unmitigated racist KKK Southern redneck pickup truck noose tree.

    You should be fired.

    What they really are is “winners with no winnings.” (quote, Kids in the Hall, the Money Momentum sketch)

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  148. @EriK
    I bet the Mizzou sports program doesn't make any money.

    Oh, I wasn’t claiming that this, or any, sports program on net makes money.

    What I said was, big money was involved.

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  149. @5371
    Have you attempted to refute the charges, based on sources at least as good, that the US athletics authorities turned a blind eye for many years to hundreds of positive tests by everybody from Carl Lewis on down? Because you're in grave danger of appearing as an obvious hypocrite here.

    No, because I think it’s quite likely to be true that the US athletics organizations were covering up doping.

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  150. @Abe

    In the 2008 election, Republican John McCain defeated Democrat Barack Obama in Missouri by only 49.36% to 49.23%.

    In the 2012 election, Republican Mitt Romney defeated Obama in Missouri by 53.76% to 44.38%
     
    Impossible! For years I've been told that Missouri always goes the way of the eventual winner in Presidential elections and that, therefore, the eventual winner can be predicted by looking at who's polling best in Missouri. It's so science! it puts the science! in political science. What are you gonna tell me next? That the Sox who always hit great against the Indians might hit not so great in a couple years when their lineups are different?

    BTW- I'm totally triggering right now because no one has brought up the highly relevant fact Missouri, for all its Midwest normalness, was like until not that long ago a slave state. Oh yeah, and favorite son Mark Twain became rich and famous by writing the n-word a lot. Will someone besides TNC stand up and point out these crucial facts!

    “because no one has brought up the highly relevant fact Missouri, for all its Midwest normalness, was like until not that long ago a slave state.”

    Missouri at the dawn of the Civil War was 10% slave, with few if any large plantations, cotton didn’t grow there, and was more of a Mississippi River slave trade state. Slavery in the western part was sparse. The majority of Missouri acted like their neighbors in Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa, thus their vote against secession.

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  151. @Buffalo Joe
    Federalist, no coverage for the same reason there was no coverage of the drive by shooting deaths of a five year old boy, a three year old boy and , are you fucking kidding me, a five month old girl in Cleveland. All were black. It touches a nerve, it reinforces a stereotype, it doesn't fit the narrative. In the Louisiana case, the accused cops are black, the boy is white. We are not concerned about white victims right now, remember. BLM!

    You probably realize that I was being facetious when I asked why there was very little coverage of two black cops killing a white six year old. The question answers itself. As you point out, not covering cases like this that do not fit the narrative is standard operating procedure. I wanted to point out that what is known (but of course not publicized) about this incident shows that there was almost certainly no justification whatsoever.

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  152. @snorlax
    How much are they paying you? I hear the going rate is 15 roubles per comment nowadays, but do you get more for seniority or better English skills?

    You came up with a really original take on my comments there. And you did it all by yourself! Mommy will be so proud!

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  153. @snorlax
    How much are they paying you? I hear the going rate is 15 roubles per comment nowadays, but do you get more for seniority or better English skills?

    Come up out of your hole and join the real world!

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/04/17/1050172707806.html

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    When Lewis came back to win his last gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, his jaw looked quite different.
  154. @Jim Don Bob
    Heather Mac Donald on the latest insanity: http://www.city-journal.org/2015/eon1109hm.html

    I have little sympathy for the universities. They have sown the wind for the past thirty years with all this race/class/sex crap, but now seem surprised that the whirlwind is coming around on them.

    That’s right. They’re being consumed by a fire that they started. They deserve no sympathy.

    On the contrary, the ultimate objective of this racial agitation seems to be to drive all white male liberals out of academia. This will be a colossal self-inflicted wound by the left. Don’t interrupt your enemy when he’s making a mistake.

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  155. @Brutusale
    Come up out of your hole and join the real world!

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/04/17/1050172707806.html

    When Lewis came back to win his last gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, his jaw looked quite different.

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Wade Exum has a zillion files on these athletes, but nobody seems interested. I guess we need false heroes more than we need the truth.

    I was a shot putter on my high school indoor track team, and I follow the event. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, each of the 8 guys in the final had been suspended for PED use at some point in the previous 5 years. But they were clean for the Games!
  156. @Emblematic
    Actually that list looks more like a gathering of the 'sensible gays' rather than radicals.

    The one that caught my eye is Alan Joyce. He's a gay Irishman who was brought in to run Australia's quasi-national airline Qantus, which he's done with great success.

    He's disliked by the Left because he took a hard line against the unions. A few years ago he played a game of high stakes chicken with the then (left of centre) government when he grounded the entire airline fleet over a union dispute. The government caved in and forced the union back to work. So he's seen as hero by right-wing business types. Not exactly a radical progressive gay.

    The others on the list seem like respectable managerial types too.

    I’m not surprised at all to learn that this guy is a shrewed and competent businessman, and I never take these guys to be leftist by any sensible definition. It’s not nice to fire a competent employee for being gay, but I don’t think at all this is what the LGBT cum capitalist liberation front is all about.

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    • Replies: @theo the kraut
    How about "LGBT & Capitalist Symbionese Liberation Army"? Powered by The Economist™
  157. @Steve Sailer
    When Lewis came back to win his last gold medal in the 1996 Olympics, his jaw looked quite different.

    Wade Exum has a zillion files on these athletes, but nobody seems interested. I guess we need false heroes more than we need the truth.

    I was a shot putter on my high school indoor track team, and I follow the event. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, each of the 8 guys in the final had been suspended for PED use at some point in the previous 5 years. But they were clean for the Games!

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  158. @David In TN
    Did Bill Clinton get kicked out of school?

    Did Bill Clinton get kicked out of school?

    No, but my father-in-law’s friends did.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    My two first cousins (one of whom had a permanent injury from a wound) who were in the U.S. Army in Vietnam would find their fate a bit enviable.
  159. @5371
    [the current nonsense about how the “black” woman who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays died in poverty]

    This is not satire?!
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  160. @theo the kraut
    I'm not surprised at all to learn that this guy is a shrewed and competent businessman, and I never take these guys to be leftist by any sensible definition. It's not nice to fire a competent employee for being gay, but I don't think at all this is what the LGBT cum capitalist liberation front is all about.

    How about “LGBT & Capitalist Symbionese Liberation Army”? Powered by The Economist™

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  161. @ben tillman

    Did Bill Clinton get kicked out of school?
     
    No, but my father-in-law's friends did.

    My two first cousins (one of whom had a permanent injury from a wound) who were in the U.S. Army in Vietnam would find their fate a bit enviable.

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    • Replies: @ben tillman
    David,

    At least one of the ten -- David Bayless -- had already served in Vietnam. At least one was a woman. And getting kicked out of school would cost them their draft deferments, so don't act like they were a bunch of draft dodgers.
  162. […] of free speech and opportunities for dialogue. With the latter school, for all practical purposes football players were instrumental in forcing the president of the university to step down. And a video caught a person who turned out […]

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  163. @David In TN
    My two first cousins (one of whom had a permanent injury from a wound) who were in the U.S. Army in Vietnam would find their fate a bit enviable.

    David,

    At least one of the ten — David Bayless — had already served in Vietnam. At least one was a woman. And getting kicked out of school would cost them their draft deferments, so don’t act like they were a bunch of draft dodgers.

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