Jury Can't Find Verdict In Political-Bias-In-Academic-Hiring Case

The jury agreed that the job-seeker had been denied her position due to her conservative views. However, they could not agree the Dean was legally responsible for this; they wanted to find the entire university responsible -- but federal law doesn't permit institutions to be held responsible.

So maybe we can use one more law.

Posted by: Ace at 02:38 PM



Comments

1 ace is here!

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2012 02:39 PM (q177U)

2 Barack Obama is a stuttering cluster fuck of a miserably re-elected President.

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2012 02:41 PM (q177U)

3 Eight years of clusterfucks, people! Hahahahah!!!

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2012 02:41 PM (q177U)

4 Whatever. You guys want to be forced into hiring OWS commie truthers?

Posted by: the lone lemon at November 24, 2012 02:42 PM (xXhWA)

5
4Whatever.




They are looking for jobs?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at November 24, 2012 02:44 PM (1sKK2)

6 If she was gay, black, or Muslim they would have given her millions
Just saying

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 24, 2012 02:44 PM (WnvXh)

7 Cop out.

If the dean was "forced" to implement biased hiring procedures than he/or/she/or/it has grounds for a lawsuit of their own.

If the dean implemented biased hiring procedures willingly, then he/or/she/or/it is responsible.

Posted by: Adriane at November 24, 2012 02:45 PM (gh+mp)

8 1. Guess we should put our pants on

Considering I'm at a park watching little girls play soccer it really would be a smart move anyway I think

Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 24, 2012 02:46 PM (WnvXh)

9
ace is here!




Can't be. It was much too short.

Posted by: katya the white Christian at November 24, 2012 02:47 PM (DoZD+)

10 put on the big boy pants.

Posted by: Max Power at November 24, 2012 02:51 PM (q177U)

11 ace is here!




Can't be. It was much too short.
Posted by: katya the white Christian at November 24, 2012 02:47 PM (DoZD+)
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So you've 'seen' ace then huh?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 24, 2012 02:51 PM (jucos)

12 It's a bow tie - it's supposed to be short. Though it spins when he yanks his lapel.

Posted by: The Truffle Shuffle at November 24, 2012 02:55 PM (VPhzW)

13 Guess we should put our pants on



And shirts.

Posted by: Paul Anka at November 24, 2012 02:57 PM (z9HTb)

14 You people can't get excited about this post?


You RINOs aren't worthy of me.

Posted by: Tom Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:01 PM (z9HTb)

15 Conservatives are like the living in a zombie novel.

They jump for joy when they find a jar of peanut butter.

Posted by: eman at November 24, 2012 03:03 PM (bWwMZ)

16 Good Stossel show on FNC now. It's a repeat, but it's a good one, 'The Tragedy of the Commons'

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 03:03 PM (piMMO)

17 >You people can't get excited about this post?


this post is about who has or has not seen ace's doohickey, I think

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 24, 2012 03:04 PM (8sCoq)

18 8 1. Guess we should put our pants on

Considering I'm at a park watching little girls play soccer it really would be a smart move anyway I think
Posted by: Navycopjoe (team LIB) at November 24, 2012 02:46 PM (WnvXh)


Quick, before they accuse you of being a high school teacher.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 24, 2012 03:05 PM (4oEMf)

19 The dean should have been held responsible. Policy rolls down from the top.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 24, 2012 03:05 PM (1jFOV)

20 Maybe this trial will spark a preference cascade.

Then you woke up.

Posted by: eman at November 24, 2012 03:05 PM (bWwMZ)

21 >Considering I'm at a park watching little girls play soccer it really would be a smart move anyway I think

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Aqualung




somebody had to

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 24, 2012 03:06 PM (8sCoq)

22 Not another law. No thanks. How about this -- If you are conservative, or even a liberal that thinks this kind of academic discrimination is wrong, then don't send your kids to this school.

Tell your kids why U of I is not an acceptable choice.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 24, 2012 03:07 PM (ccXZP)

23 21 Posted by: Jones in CO at November 24, 2012 03:06 PM (8sCoq)


Is snot running down your nose? And where's Crosseyed Mary?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2012 03:08 PM (XkWWK)

24 Posted by: Tom Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:01 PM (z9HTb)

Who the heck *is* Tom Cotton and why am I supposed to care?

Posted by: Polliwogette, disappointed hobbit at November 24, 2012 03:10 PM (NYki8)

25 "Aqualung" live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCMS-NJ7VxUfeature=fvwrel

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 24, 2012 03:11 PM (8sCoq)

26 Who the heck *is* Tom Cotton and why am I supposed to care?


Pick me, Baby. You know you want to.

Posted by: Tom Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:11 PM (z9HTb)

27 Following the advice of her attorney, John Boehner, the defendant, Teresa Wagner, announced that she was now changing her political views to appease the hard Left. "That way, although espousing liberal values in all my classes and personal life, I will be a conservative working in academia. That will definitely be a victory."

Posted by: Daybrother at November 24, 2012 03:13 PM (+paCV)

28 Posted by: Tom Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:11 PM (z9HTb)

Uhm, no. Yes I know I could look on Google or Wiki but, since it's someone I never heard of before you started pushing him recently, I don't care that much.

Posted by: Polliwogette, disappointed hobbit at November 24, 2012 03:14 PM (NYki8)

29 I wonder when they will have to Law affirmative action for Whitey?

Posted by: Clemenza at November 24, 2012 03:14 PM (Q8Pu5)

30 Posted by: Clemenza



Who is they and no, they don't have to do anything.

Posted by: Daybrother at November 24, 2012 03:15 PM (+paCV)

31 Can't be Ace, Hobo season aint over yet!

Posted by: Killerdog at November 24, 2012 03:16 PM (Oi60j)

32 And where's Crosseyed Mary?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2012 03:08 PM (XkWWK)


Over here.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at November 24, 2012 03:17 PM (4oEMf)

33 Uhm, no. Yes I know I could look on Google or Wiki but, since it's
someone I never heard of before you started pushing him recently, I
don't care that much.



I'm not the one pushing him. I am mocking the guy pushing him.


Gonna be a long 4 years.

Posted by: fluffy, but not Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:18 PM (z9HTb)

34 And the beat goes on. This is a good example of legislated loopholes for lawyers. Can't bite the hand that keeps giving them warm bodies.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:19 PM (gEpFm)

35
ace is in da house!

Posted by: Walkers! at November 24, 2012 03:19 PM (TYO2p)

36 And where's Crosseyed Mary?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 24, 2012 03:08 PM (XkWWK)


Try that again.

Over here.

Posted by: Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me at November 24, 2012 03:19 PM (4oEMf)

37 Can't decide whether to watch football or go on a tri-state killing spree.

Too lazy to go out so football it is.

Posted by: Daybrother at November 24, 2012 03:20 PM (+paCV)

38 The dean should have been held responsible. Policy rolls down from the top.



*****

Do decisions such as those occur without committee approval?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 03:20 PM (piMMO)

39 but federal law doesn't permit institutions to be held responsible.


Yet.

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:21 PM (I2LwF)

40 In the deep, dark portions of the intertubes you can find video evidence of ACE doing an interview ...

But I've said too much....

Posted by: Mr Know it all at November 24, 2012 03:22 PM (c8hZ5)

41 The dean should have been held responsible. Policy rolls down from the top. ***** Do decisions such as those occur without committee approval?
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 03:20 PM (piMMO)


Misdirected lawsuit. The claiment's lawyer should have known better. Or he did know better, and did it anyway. The law has become a fucking racket.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:23 PM (gEpFm)

42
to paraphrase Jim Trafficant: A progressive can find discrimination in a ham sandwich.

so it's funny, as Ace's post points out, that no discrimination can be found here

we're at the point where people cannot see the discrimination through the thick fog of discrimination, but can easily find where none exists

Posted by: soothsayer at November 24, 2012 03:23 PM (jUytm)

43 "The dean should have been held responsible. Policy rolls down from the top."

Or, as I prefer to say it, a fish rots from the head.

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:24 PM (gvVlx)

44 In the deep, dark portions of the intertubes you can find video evidence of ACE doing an interview ...


Was that the one on the Today show?

Posted by: fluffy at November 24, 2012 03:24 PM (z9HTb)

45 I just woke up from an alcoholic blackout w/ Jennifer Granholm servicing me wearing a strap - on. Congratulations to Ohio State! Was donut - scented man whore the UofM coach?

Posted by: Gary Moeller: Former Michigan Coach at November 24, 2012 03:25 PM (wIgpo)

46 First, we kill all the lawyers...

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:25 PM (OQpzc)

47
Discrimination is no longer based on facts and evidence of the matter. Discrimination is gauged by feelings, i.e., butt-hurtedness.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 24, 2012 03:25 PM (jUytm)

48 Was donut - scented man whore the UofM coach?


I'm in the NFL, my man.

Posted by: Rex Ryan at November 24, 2012 03:27 PM (z9HTb)

49 My take: it was completely without any doubt that this was criminal bias. But one or two leftists on the jury made this argument intentionally to let everyone off the hook and establish some precedent.

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:27 PM (I2LwF)

50 >
In the deep, dark portions of the intertubes you can find video evidence of ACE doing an interview ...

But I've said too much....



Google 'tank stuck in the mud'

Posted by: Jones in CO at November 24, 2012 03:27 PM (8sCoq)

51 Yes, of course, Invictus, but how?

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:28 PM (gvVlx)

52 Was that the one on the Today show?


Posted by: fluffy
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I can't give to much info for fear his Hobo tracking skills will hunt me down...

But it was in the year of our Lord 2006 and it was on one of the more popular cable news networks...

Now I must fashion several snare traps to protect my surroundings....

Posted by: Mr Know it all at November 24, 2012 03:28 PM (c8hZ5)

53 Meh, burn the dean by default. If they're innocent, they'll prove it on appeal by rolling over on whoever is responsible.

I have no patience with these scum anymore. I'm perfectly willing to apply "fake but accurate" standards when dealing with them. They engineered this fucked up system, let'em live by it.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 24, 2012 03:29 PM (1jFOV)

54 Discrimination is no longer based on facts and evidence of the matter. Discrimination is gauged by feelings, i.e., butt-hurtedness.
Posted by: soothsayer at November 24, 2012 03:25 PM (jUytm)


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Not only discrimination, but everything. "Feelings" are the law of the land now, not the US Constitution.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:29 PM (gEpFm)

55 I can't give to much info for fear his Hobo tracking skills will hunt me down...


Easy enough to throw him off the trail. Ever heard of soap?

Posted by: fluffy, charming Masshole at November 24, 2012 03:31 PM (z9HTb)

56 The government defines "economically significant" rules as those that impose annual costs of $100 million or more, and the Bush, Clinton and Bush Administrations each ended up finalizing about 45 major rules per year. The average over Mr. Obama's first two years was 63 but then plunged to 44 for 2011 and 2012 so far. The bureaucracies didn't slow down. They merely postponed and built up a backlog that is about to hit the Federal Register.

We'd report the costs of the major-rule pipeline if we had current data. But the White House budget office document known as the unified agenda that reveals the regulations under development hasn't been published since fall 2011. The delay violates multiple federal laws and executive orders that require an agenda every six months, so we thought readers might like a rough guide to the regulatory flood that is about to roll through the economy.


http://tinyurl.com/cwoa2nm (WSJ)

We are in a lawless era, where laws are only used against us. As reference, note all the challenges to voter ID, continued ACORN funding, declaring the Senate in recess, Jon Corzine, Black Panther get out of jail free card, and too many others to list here.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 24, 2012 03:31 PM (ccXZP)

57 Has ND shit the bed yet?

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:32 PM (I2LwF)

58 Yes, of course, Invictus, but how?
Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:28 PM (gvVlx)

I once turned in a paper to the staff college on the effectiveness ofmass crucifixions in stamping out terrorism. Maybe that would also work in this case.

I still think the Romans had the answer to all things. Until they went socialist, of course.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:33 PM (OQpzc)

59
We're at the point in our civilization that we undertake preemptive anti-discrimination.

For example: In England no more "piggy banks" because it might offend Muslims, because to offend means to discriminate...somehow.

Even if no one is offended, they might be in the future.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 24, 2012 03:34 PM (jUytm)

60 A fart in a whirlwind.


Unless you are willing to "go to the barricades" on behalf of some imagined or real discrimination, nothing will happen.

Nobody is going to lose anything, except the plaintiff. This lady who was an alleged 'conservative' will get nothing. And now she is radioactive, so no one else will touch her.

The academic system is so rotten and corrupt, so full of like - minded Leftwing drones, that it is all a lost cause.

Let it burn. Really.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch is Eddie Willers at November 24, 2012 03:36 PM (Md8Uo)

61 Kick off -- OU/OSU. I almost don't want to watch. My faith hasn't been uplifted with OU this season.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:37 PM (gEpFm)

62 I once turned in a paper to the staff college on the effectiveness
ofmass crucifixions in stamping out terrorism. Maybe that would also
work in this case.



I still think the Romans had the answer to all things.



Do you have a resume handy?

Posted by: Lisa Jackson at November 24, 2012 03:37 PM (z9HTb)

63 Mass crucifixion, perhaps. But what about mass impalings? I just learned yesterday that impalings were accomplished by attaching heavy weights to the arms and legs of the soon-to-be-impaled. We could make the punishment suit the crime by impaling the lawyers by setting them on top of pointed sticks and tying those monster Westlaw volumes to them. And for lawyers who are also government bureaucrats, we use the Federal Register.

I don't just believe in justice; I believe in poetic justice.

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:38 PM (gvVlx)

64 Guess we should put our pants on



Considering I'm at a park watching little girls play soccer it really would be a smart move anyway I think


That depends; how good are you at playing a flute solo?

Posted by: Alex at November 24, 2012 03:39 PM (HwgHt)

65 There is no England anymore.

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:39 PM (I2LwF)

66 Soap ? Never use it , I prefer to bay leaves under each arm then I smell like Soup all day ...

Posted by: Mr Know it all at November 24, 2012 03:39 PM (c8hZ5)

67 Do you have a resume handy?
Posted by: Lisa Jackson at November 24, 2012 03:37 PM (z9HTb)

I'm more of the school of tacitus or cicero. Piss off, tyrant.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:40 PM (OQpzc)

68
Two teams that I root for have a chance to end their own crappy seasons by encrappening the season of their opponents. BC (2 wins) is playing their ex-head coach at Bowl-bound NC State and Wake Forest (5 wins) is playing perennial SEC doormat Vanderbilt at the end of one of Vandy's best seasons in years.Wake would become Bowl eligible (but probably not worthy) with a win. All BC has to play for is pride. Repost from dead thread.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 03:41 PM (tkoGU)

69 I don't just believe in justice; I believe in poetic justice.
Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:38 PM (gvVlx)


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I'd be happy with equal justice.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:41 PM (gEpFm)

70 I root for BC.

Yeah it's hopeless.

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:42 PM (I2LwF)

71 Not enough, Soona. We're talking about lawyers.

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:42 PM (gvVlx)

72
Crucifixions?

Barky likes those, remember?
"We had to crucify them, to make an example out of them to others."

We now have crucifixion by lawfare.
And the mass crucifixions are already happening.

Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 03:43 PM (ICEh3)

73
Soothsayer, arms akimbo.

Posted by: soothsayer at November 24, 2012 03:44 PM (jUytm)

74 There is no England anymore.
Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:39 PM (I2LwF)

They were never honest or free. A pox on all the european aristocrats, and the proles who kiss their hand.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:44 PM (OQpzc)

75 OK, then: for our side, impalements it is!

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:44 PM (gvVlx)

76 Can't somebody come up with a right-wing university?

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 24, 2012 03:45 PM (9ghZ6)

77 And the mass crucifixions are already happening.
Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 03:43 PM (ICEh3)

Almost like Nero had been reborn. Weird, huh?

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:45 PM (OQpzc)

78 Ace inconveniences himself to maintain anonymity. He has turned down awards because of concern for accepting it in a public venue.

To knowingly direct people to a video that would compromise the identity of our host is, at the least, inconsiderate.

This is not a game. Their are people out there who are actively seeking to reveal his identity in order to make his life more difficult.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 03:46 PM (piMMO)

79 there, damnit

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 03:46 PM (piMMO)

80 Crucifixions? Barky likes those, remember? "We had to crucify them, to make an example out of them to others." We now have crucifixion by lawfare. And the mass crucifixions are already happening.
Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 03:43 PM (ICEh3)


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Once again, we talk a lot about it, but what are we actually willing to DO about it.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:47 PM (gEpFm)

81 Yes, a sarbanes-oxley for universities. If the institution breaks a law, all the deans go to Guantanamo.

oh wait, i'm a conservative. i do not believe in punishing freedom of choice.

How we just get federal money out of the system, and let the ivory tower pinks do what they want in their little socialist/Gomorrah fiefdoms.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at November 24, 2012 03:48 PM (zZJJp)

82 Never mind the weights. I want to stick the sharpened pole in all by myself.

Posted by: SurferDoc at November 24, 2012 03:48 PM (6H6FZ)

83 Yeah, I like the fact that they have a guy named Deuce and a guy named Spiffy on the team, but that's about the best I can say about them. Unfortunately neither BC or Wake is on my TV, so I'll go listen to the NC State broadcast in the shed. They are such homers it's a joke. Not that they shouldn't be, but they are like Johnny Most when it comes to defending their Wolfpack's honor.

Note: Remember the last couple years when Luke Kuechly was tearing up the ACC with his tackle totals? He seems to have transitioned nicely to the NFL, where he's third in the league in that category.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (tkoGU)

84 Well, the way these professional schools generally work is, they are quasi-autonomous. So the dean of the law school is functionally equivalent to the person in charge, even if the dean does report in name to the president of the university. But in general the dean is entirely responsible for things like hiring adjuncts and setting course schedules, which seems to be the issue at hand here with Wagner.

So I think what might have happened is that the law school dean did some blame-shifting and said "look, even if there was discrimination, I'm not the person *really* in charge, just look at this org chart". And the typical layman doesn't really understand how higher ed works (it is opaque, to say the least) and just accepted this org chart as equivalent to what one might be in the private sector, i.e., the guy at the top really is the person in charge. Which is not the case here.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (m/eXi)

85 Can't somebody come up with a right-wing university?
Posted by: USS Diversity at November 24, 2012 03:45 PM (9ghZ6)


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It's not a university, but Hillsdale College. I'm sure there are others. Admittedly too few, though.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (gEpFm)

86 I like this new precedent. You can be screwed by every person in the chain of command, but no one is responsible.

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (ky8o3)

87
Almost like Nero had been reborn. Weird, huh?

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:45 PM (OQpzc)

Worse, I think.
It's more like a combination of Nero + Caligula.

Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (ICEh3)

88 First, we kill all the lawyers...


I object.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (QKKT0)

89 My brother Peter is fairly accomplished with his pole.

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 03:50 PM (I2LwF)

90 Time to re-read "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire"!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 24, 2012 03:50 PM (Cnqmv)

91 Ditto NDH. There are dangerous people in our Republic. And the law seems to embolden them these days.

Posted by: Infidel at November 24, 2012 03:50 PM (6gXNv)

92 Theme song for the American *cough, hmbullshit* Justice *cough* system.

SIRENIA - The Path To Decay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouZQ7rgAq-I

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:51 PM (OQpzc)

93 To knowingly direct people to a video that would compromise the identity of our host is, at the least, inconsiderate.

Well, there *is* a video out there of Ace accepting the 2007 blogger of the year award, I did see it once, but I tried finding it again and I think it's been taken down.

From what I recall of the video, the description of Ace as an Ewok isn't all that inaccurate.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 24, 2012 03:51 PM (m/eXi)

94 Is Ace Allahpundit?

Posted by: L, elle at November 24, 2012 03:52 PM (0PiQ4)

95 How we just get federal money out of the system, and
let the ivory tower pinks do what they want in their little
socialist/Gomorrah fiefdoms.Posted by: endeavor


But, but teh childrens must go to teh yooneeversitees! And it must be free and good and then everyone's good and happy and good.

Only evil rethugglicans want people to pay for a service. We need free everythingss 'cause money is teh bad and we are teh good.

Therefore, die Thugglican!!!!eelventy!

Posted by: Your average leftie at November 24, 2012 03:52 PM (ON54M)

96 Time to re-read "The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire"!


I didn't realize someone had added a first half to my book.

Posted by: Edward Gibbon at November 24, 2012 03:52 PM (QKKT0)

97 I object.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (QKKT0)

Overruled. Do you want to join the defendants in the pit, councelor?

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:52 PM (OQpzc)

98 I like this new precedent. You can be screwed by every person in the chain of command, but no one is responsible.


Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (ky8o3)

And even if someone in power slips up and admits responsibility, there are never any consequences.

It certainly gives one more flexibility (especially after an election)!

Posted by: Barky Ochooma at November 24, 2012 03:53 PM (Cnqmv)

99 And Racism!!!eleventy!@!

Posted by: Your average leftie at November 24, 2012 03:54 PM (ON54M)

100 I like this new precedent. You can be screwed by every person in the chain of command, but no one is responsible.
Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM (ky8o3)


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If you work for a large corporation, look at their organizational chart. It's complicated for a reason.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 03:54 PM (gEpFm)

101 Took the kids to see Rise of the Guardians. Santa uses Yetis instead of elves to make the toys. Sounds like workplace discrimination to me.

Posted by: Jmel at November 24, 2012 03:55 PM (c+D8V)

102 I wonder what it would take to put Shakespear's injunction into action? What might be a precipitating event?

Posted by: Tonestaple at November 24, 2012 03:55 PM (gvVlx)

103 I didn't realize someone had added a first half to my book.


Posted by: Edward Gibbon at November 24, 2012 03:52 PM (QKKT0)

Sorry Edward, if I had been writing in ink with a quill pen, I most probably would not have made that mistake!

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 24, 2012 03:56 PM (Cnqmv)

104 University Personhood.

That's the ticket.

Posted by: Jeanne the Obscure at November 24, 2012 03:57 PM (MNXd+)

105 Ace is every man.

Posted by: Mr Know it all at November 24, 2012 03:57 PM (c8hZ5)

106 Overruled. Do you want to join the defendants in the pit, councelor?


Pit? This place has really gone into the shitter. We used to get a dock.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 03:57 PM (QKKT0)

107 I didn't realize someone had added a first half to my book.


Posted by: Edward Gibbon



Have you considered writing a sequel?

Posted by: literary agent at November 24, 2012 03:57 PM (z9HTb)

108 Why would the university be liable? Did they direct faculty to blackball conservatives? Kinda doubt it, given their aversion to actually stating policy on anything.

Hit the dean! Make him pay! That will scare the hell out of weasels the nation over.

Posted by: PJ at November 24, 2012 03:58 PM (ZWaLo)

109 Pit? This place has really gone into the shitter. We used to get a dock.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 03:57 PM (QKKT0)

It will be an ecclectic tribunal. Part roman, part mongol.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:58 PM (OQpzc)

110 >>
I wonder what it would take to put Shakespear's injunction into action? What might be a precipitating event?

Bounties. Large bounties.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 24, 2012 03:59 PM (ccXZP)

111 When i went to school i paid for it myself, and i was shocked one day to find the landscapers trimming hedges with pruners so that they would keep the "wild, untrimmed" look. -- that was my money they were wasting!

we need more people thinking like that in universities.

and sorry about typos above. I am in asia and it is dark and i am uncoffeed.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at November 24, 2012 03:59 PM (zZJJp)

112 Once we get rid of unions, then teachers and professors will know to shut the F up and obey their administrative overseers.
Which will be great for conservatism. Because educrats are strongly conservative and all union members are evil bastards. I know that's what Ronnie Reagan ran on when he was winning landslides by attracting Reagan Democrats.
Oh well, I hate unions and working people, so I vote Republican. That, and I LOVE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and internet schools (because they are for profit, which is always good).
Hard to believe a party which has come up with NCLB, the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Medicare prescription drug entitlement would possibly contain people who don't believe in the devolution of powers.
F the GOP and F Mitt Romney.

Posted by: stickety at November 24, 2012 03:59 PM (+Vm+w)

113 I was not coaching Michigan today. That was another donut scented Obama worshiping man whore. Springsteen is on the phone and I must weep.

Posted by: Chris Christie at November 24, 2012 03:59 PM (wIgpo)

114 It will be an ecclectic tribunal. Part roman, part mongol.
Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 03:58 PM (OQpzc)


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Will there be "brazen bulls"?

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:00 PM (gEpFm)

115
Posted by: stickety at November 24, 2012 03:59 PM (+Vm+w)

Oh look, it's a new one.

Posted by: chemjeff at November 24, 2012 04:01 PM (m/eXi)

116
1962:

Jury Can't Find Verdict In Race-Bias-In-Academic-Hiring Case

The jury agreed that the job-seeker had been denied her position due to her race. However, they could not agree the Dean was legally responsible for this; they wanted to find the entire university responsible -- but federal law doesn't permit institutions to be held responsible.

What is old, is new again. Just the actors, roles and protagonists change.

Posted by: Trevor (@TJexcite) at November 24, 2012 04:02 PM (Ea64Y)

117 Will there be "brazen bulls"?
Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:00 PM (gEpFm)

Nah. Too much ceremony to waste on evil. There will be wild dogs, though. Very mean and hungry wild dogs.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:03 PM (OQpzc)

118 Ace at the 2007 awards:

http://tinyurl.com/br7lhrf

Posted by: Daybrother at November 24, 2012 04:04 PM (+paCV)

119 Oh look, it's a new one.


It's a four day weekend. Some places don't 24 hour Walgreen's nearby.


Posted by: fluffy at November 24, 2012 04:04 PM (z9HTb)

120 Meh, another Insty story shows up. How about another elbow story for the night games?

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 24, 2012 04:04 PM (wR+pz)

121 Ace at the 2007 awards:

http://tinyurl.com/br7lhrf


****

HAHAHAAA!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:05 PM (piMMO)

122 Ace is here, just back from ME, where he works during the weekends, planting shit.

The Maine Surprise!



http://tinyurl.com/c225xua


Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 24, 2012 04:06 PM (wR+pz)

123 Nah. Too much ceremony to waste on evil. There will be wild dogs, though. Very mean and hungry wild dogs.
Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:03 PM (OQpzc)


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I'm feeding some ferrel cats. Should I stop feeding them?

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:06 PM (gEpFm)

124 94 Is Ace Allahpundit?


Ace does not believe that by giving Meggie Mac air time, she will eventually bed him. Nor would he want her to.

Posted by: Ferb Fletcher at November 24, 2012 04:06 PM (Q8Wa9)

125 you guys are teh awesome!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:07 PM (piMMO)

126 Ace is here, just back from ME, where he works during the weekends, planting shit.

The Maine Surprise!



http://tinyurl.com/c225xua


I didn't think that was really him until I saw his category, "ornamental bush."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 04:07 PM (QKKT0)

127 I'm feeding some ferrel cats. Should I stop feeding them?
Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:06 PM (gEpFm)

No. Nothing will ever happen. We will let the lawyer/politicians drive us all the way into the crater. Teach them to hunt so they may survive after the implosion of all we value.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:09 PM (OQpzc)

128 BC up 3-0 with ten mins left in half. NC St threatening.

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 04:09 PM (7TwHV)

129 I'm not the one pushing him. I am mocking the guy pushing him.
Posted by: fluffy, but not Cotton at November 24, 2012 03:18 PM (z9HTb)

Oops, sorry Fluffy. That's what I get for not checking the hash more carefully.

Posted by: Polliwogette, disappointed hobbit at November 24, 2012 04:11 PM (NYki8)

130 I didn't think that was really him until I saw his category, "ornamental bush."
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 24, 2012 04:07 PM (QKKT0)


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I don't think so. I think he's that fire hydrant over ther..........ah, man, get that dog away from him.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:11 PM (gEpFm)

131 Poor Ace, he's been moved to the discount bin.

http://bit.ly/WL7szf

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:11 PM (piMMO)

132
Nah. Too much ceremony to waste on evil. There will be wild dogs, though. Very mean and hungry wild dogs.
Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:03 PM (OQpzc)


Wild dogs? Where?
We eat wild dogs. Yum.

Posted by: Wild Hogs at November 24, 2012 04:12 PM (ICEh3)

133 Here he is again.

There is a high price t pay for knowing him.

http://bit.ly/10NNyTn

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:14 PM (piMMO)

134 Wild dogs? Where?
We eat wild dogs. Yum.

Posted by: Wild Hogs at November 24, 2012 04:12 PM (ICEh3)

Me too, where you get em?

Posted by: Injuin Blackfoot Barry, The One Who Eats Dogs at November 24, 2012 04:15 PM (wR+pz)

135 Not looking good for OU. Defenceless is the word I'm looking for.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:15 PM (gEpFm)

136
I think we should encourage the OWSers to file class-action suits against all the colleges and universities who have saddled them with massive debt.

These innocent young people were duped by these schools, into thinking that there would be jobs waiting for them...if they enrolled in their degree programs.
Duped, I say!

Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 04:17 PM (ICEh3)

137 Look, money talks and bullshit walks. As long as these academics get to ride the gravy train unopposed, they will. The only good news is that the coming economic collapse is going to soak up the gravy train, like stale bread the day after Thanksgiving. When graduates realize their degree in gender neutral astral projection won't get them a job plunging toilets, you'll see change. Schools that impart a traditional "classical" liberal arts education as well as practical skills are the ones that will survive the coming academic collapse.

Right now the libs are winning because they have most of the cultural capital. But we can get it back. If the Aldersons and Kochs of the world started funding conservative academics in the academy and not just think tanks, things would be better. If they supported Western Civ/Classics/Dead White Guy studies that would start to balance out the Transgendered Underwater Basket Weaving Departments flooding the universities.

The other way to get cultural capital is to buy it. Instead of boycotting a company like Disney, buy it! You get ABC, ABCNews, ESPN, Star Wars, Marvel etc. That's tremendous cultural capital. If the stockholders elected a conservative board, that would slowly effect change. Personnel is policy. I remember years ago Pat Robertson threatened to buy CBS. Viacom had an apeshit panic, before they realized he didn't have the money to do it.

As part of our Tea Party efforts, we should target companies and institutions for take over. Its not enough to target political offices. We need to take control of the levers of culture. I think in the run up to 2014, we should pick a target and get it. I mention Disney because its big, and aimed squarely at the youths. And while its liberal, its not toxic like NBC, so its more attractive. And ole Walt and Ronnie were best buds back in the day so we'd be returning it to its founder's roots.

Posted by: Iblis at November 24, 2012 04:17 PM (Pl9nC)

138 Hector Camacho has died after being taken off life-support.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:18 PM (piMMO)

139
7-3, NC State

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 04:18 PM (tkoGU)

140 Hello. Anybody here? If no one answers I'm going to start making up knock-knock jokes. And they're going to be terrible.

Posted by: Soona at November 24, 2012 04:18 PM (gEpFm)

141 136

I think we should encourage the OWSers to file class-action suits
against all the colleges and universities who have saddled them with
massive debt.


sure, yuck it up. the pigford lawyers are assembling a class right now.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at November 24, 2012 04:19 PM (zZJJp)

142 so on that global warming thing, (sidebar) do you get the feeling the greens are going to wait it out thinking that eventually we will have a warm year and they can tell us to ignore the past 15 years with no warming? like that they know they have a no-fail strategy since climate goes up and down, and they just have to make sure the public only pays attention when it agrees with their philosophy.

This is my biggest fear about the economy right now. We are all hoping for a recovery, and we all expect the economy will start to show some life eventually, but could the public possibly give credit to barry for the recovery he tried to suffocate for two terms? fdr still gets credit from a lot of people for the economy finally recovering after he spent four terms terms trying to kill it.

Posted by: endeavor to persevere at November 24, 2012 04:20 PM (zZJJp)

143 No tribute to J.R. Ewing?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:20 PM (piMMO)

144 Ronnie were best buds back in the day so we'd be returning it to its founder's roots.
Posted by: Iblis at November 24, 2012 04:17 PM (Pl9nC)

If...
If by Rudyard Kipling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOy8rneWlrs

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:21 PM (OQpzc)

145 who's there?

Posted by: conanthelibertarian at November 24, 2012 04:22 PM (9h6uO)

146 who's there?


****

Orange

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at November 24, 2012 04:23 PM (piMMO)

147 Another law? Only if we get another party. The GOP will say that things are fine as they are, until they need more donations to promise you to fix things that they'll find a reason not to fix

Like Saxby Chambliss

Could someone tell me why the Republican party exists? I can't think of any

Posted by: kbdabear at November 24, 2012 04:23 PM (wwsoB)

148 Knock Knock

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 04:24 PM (tkoGU)

149 The lefties say "oh well, we're a nation of laws"

Unless the law gets in the way of a lefty "doing the work of the American people", then the law is a distraction and racism

If the law won't do anything, it's time for Mr Market to kick them multiple times in the junk. Lefties worship their own money

Posted by: kbdabear at November 24, 2012 04:26 PM (wwsoB)

150 Interrupting Cow

Posted by: chemjeff at November 24, 2012 04:26 PM (m/eXi)

151 Could someone tell me why the Republican party exists? I can't think of any
Posted by: kbdabear at November 24, 2012 04:23 PM (wwsoB)

To convince you your vote matters. The most vile of lies.

Posted by: Invictus at November 24, 2012 04:26 PM (OQpzc)

152 Knock, Knock!


Who’s There?


Little boy blue.


Little boy blue
who?

















Jerry Sandusky

Posted by: Lincolntf at November 24, 2012 04:27 PM (tkoGU)

153 Lincoln, you're killing me!

Also, your joke was funny-- the one about BC having a shot

The other one was good too

Posted by: Truman North at November 24, 2012 04:44 PM (I2LwF)

154 Could someone tell me why the Republican party exists? I can't think of any



Posted by: kbdabear at November 24, 2012 04:23 PM (wwsoB)

If there weren't a minority party, we would invent one...
and it might actually have principles and leaders with integrity...
instead, we have the Grand Old Rino party peopled with Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Chambliss, McCainetc.

Posted by: Hrothgar - L.I.B or SMOD for the Children at November 24, 2012 04:45 PM (Cnqmv)

155 Someone should explain to the jury that if the "school" is doing something unconstitutional it's up to the "dean" to keep it on track. The buck stops here.

Just as Sarah Palin vetoed a bill to deny benefits to same sex domestic partners when her legislature sent it to her.

It's one thing to "go with" what your people send to you, because governors and deans and presidents usually ought to, and another to use "go with" them as an excuse to hide behind to allow someone else you are also responsible for to be unconstitutionally discriminated against.

Posted by: Synova at November 24, 2012 05:09 PM (7/PU+)

156 Worse, I think. It's more like a combination of Nero + Caligula.

Posted by: wheatie at November 24, 2012 03:49 PM


Except Caligula was at least a capable soldier and Nero actually had talent.

Posted by: otho at November 24, 2012 09:33 PM (yBF/9)






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