Of Course: Anti-Weapon Crusaders Force North Dakota College's Fencing Team Off Campus

They're doing this for your own benefit, you know.


“The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy [at] NDSU . . . understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” the club’s coach told Valley News Live, meaning that use or possession of the swords is prohibited and the club will have to find a home off campus.

It's a new club, which is irrelevant. More relevant is the fact that none of the weapons used in fencing has an edge because, you know, this is a sport, not Game of Thrones.

The fencing club tried to argue that baseball bats were more serious weapons than a fencer's slender, flexible, ball-tipped sport foil, and that argument was rejected by the college, for the usual reason: Because it's True, and colleges are now officially opposed to things that are true.

Glenn Reynolds writes that colleges have become jokes.

Even fancy schools such as Harvard and Dartmouth have seen applications decline, with Dartmouth's dropping 14% last year, a truly staggering number.

It's no picnic for public institutions either. "There have been 21 downgrades of public colleges and universities this year but no upgrades," reported Inside Higher Ed. It's gotten so bad that schools are even closing their gender studies centers, a once-sacrosanct kind of spending.

....

From the economics to the politics, colleges and universities are looking less like serious places to improve one's mind and one's prospects, and more like expensive islands of frivolity and, sometimes, viciousness. And that is likely to have consequences.

A Yale law professor penned a commencement address even though no one asked him to:

And, before I go any further, I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you for not rescinding my invitation. I know that matters were dicey for a while, given that I have held and defended actual positions on politically contested issues. Now and then I’ve strayed from the party line. And if the demonstrators would quiet down for a moment, I’d like to offer an abject apology for any way in which I have offended against the increasingly narrow and often obscure values of the academy.

In my day, the college campus was a place that celebrated the diversity of ideas. Pure argument was our guide. Staking out an unpopular position was admired -- and the admiration, in turn, provided excellent training in the virtues of tolerance on the one hand and, on the other, integrity.

Your generation, I am pleased to say, seems to be doing away with all that. There’s no need for the ritual give and take of serious argument when, in your early 20s, you already know the answers to all questions. How marvelous it must be to realize at so tender an age that you will never, ever change your mind, because you will never, ever encounter disagreement! How I wish I’d had your confidence and fortitude. I could have spared myself many hours of patient reflection and intellectual struggle over the great issues of the day.


...

The literary critic George Steiner, in a wonderful little book titled "Nostalgia for the Absolute,” long ago predicted this moment. We have an attraction, he contended, to higher truths that can sweep away complexity and nuance. We like systems that can explain everything. Intellectuals in the West are nostalgic for the tight grip religion once held on the Western imagination. They are attracted to modes of thought that are as comprehensive and authoritarian as the medieval church. You and your fellow students -- and your professors as well; one mustn’t forget their role -- are therefore to be congratulated for your involvement in the excellent work of bringing back the Middle Ages.

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1 Hoplophobes

Posted by: real joe at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (xXhgd)

2 They're DNC think stupid tanks....good grief.

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (v0/PR)

3 Ahead of second.

Posted by: real joe at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (xXhgd)

4 The fencing club tried to argue that baseball bats were more serious
weapons than a fencer's slender, flexible, ball-tipped sport foil, and
that argument was rejected by the college, for the usual reason:
Because it's True, and colleges are now officially opposed to things
that are true.


And that tidbit there sums up higher education in one neat little package.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (9LuAk)

5 Morning Ace.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (ojnk6)

6 And it's another win for team Obama and the transformation of America into a 3rd World shithole!

Posted by: Daybrother at May 20, 2014 01:30 PM (h8e8S)

7 Bad news for the Martial Arts clubs...gotta leave your hands at home when you come to campus.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (ZKzrr)

8
I hadn't seen my high school yearbook in decades when a friend showed me one recently. On the same page as my track team was a photo of the rifle team. With rifles.

It looked like something from another country.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (JtwS4)

9 This is what happens when you capitulate to the radicals or, worse, side with the radicals as during the 1968 'student' takeovers of Cornell

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (qMd2B)

10 But swords are scary! Weapons are scary! This is supposed to be a place where we can learn without fear, and big, pointing objects cause fear. They're also sort of rape-y and clearly a tool of the patriarchy.

Posted by: College Critter at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (ejehg)

11 We're winning! Wait, what?

Posted by: The Special Snowflakes at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (Dwehj)

12 Cue up Daffy Duck as the Scarlet Pimpernel... or did he his quarter-staff cost a buck and a quarter?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (+xg/D)

13 These people are completely fucking retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (DrWcr)

14 Yeah, but these fencers aren't jabringing it, uh, uh, objectivizing their whiteness n****ers!

Posted by: Towson Debate Champ, bitchezzzz at May 20, 2014 01:32 PM (NqxPA)

15 I'm really glad I went to college when I did (2001-2005). I was surrounded by weapon-grade stupidity, but it didn't seem to permeate the way it seems to now.

Or perhaps I'm being blinded by nostalgia.

Posted by: Hal at May 20, 2014 01:32 PM (hmPdt)

16 Maybe they should relocate the fencing team at the epee-center.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:32 PM (lHb9q)

17 And then you have the usual suspects pushing for colleges to use lower evidentiary standards when adjudicating sexual assault cases. And you have me wondering how a system that is supposed to be dealing with plagiarism, roommates who don't get along, and people too loud late at night finds itself adjudicating felonies based upon what grant of authority from the state?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - We Vent Spleens at the Outrage Outlet! Have Yours Done For Summer! at May 20, 2014 01:32 PM (hLRSq)

18 "You'll put your eye out!"

Now is probably a humorous time to note that we kept airsoft guns in our dorm rooms in college.

Construction worker left a soda cup on a transformer one day so we shot through it out the window.

That was only 10 years back.

Now I'd probably be killed by a swat team.

(In fairness I don't know if the RA's knew we had the airsoft guns, we tried to keep it quiet.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (HDwDg)

19 I'm really glad I went to college when I did (2001-2005).


I have purses older than you.

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (v0/PR)

20 Assault foils.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (7ObY1)

21 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (PYAXX)

22 3 Ahead of second.
Posted by: real joe at May 20, 2014 01:29 PM (xXhgd)

***

Foiled again.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (lHb9q)

23 Cue up Daffy Duck as the Scarlet Pimpernel... or did he his quarter-staff cost a buck and a quarter?

Are the janitors still allowed to carry mops?
How about the landscapers, do they still get to carry weed-whackers?

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (ZKzrr)

24 This is a University mind you. Adults work and learn there.
This is your brain on Marxism.

Posted by: Daybrother at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (h8e8S)

25 Let me repeat, I carry this lighter and this tiny can of hair spray and these stiletto heels to look awesome. Not because these items provide me with a mini flame thrower and a stabby stabby stabby weapon.

That five D cell maglite in my car? For illumination purposes and to flag down passing aircraft if I get stranded. No other reason. Not a one.

Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 01:34 PM (mf5HN)

26 Watch out. Penises are next.

Posted by: NDSU at May 20, 2014 01:34 PM (Dwehj)

27 Colleges went from being bastions of free speech, thought and expression, to cesspools of ignorance, bigotry and intolerance. Coincidentally, this happened when the Left's infiltration was complete. But this is merely stating the obvious. I think I will go drink beer in the sun now.

Posted by: real joe at May 20, 2014 01:34 PM (xXhgd)

28 16 Maybe they should relocate the fencing team at the epee-center.
Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:32 PM (lHb9q)

Oh dear God...

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (DrWcr)

29 Adults work and learn there.

Assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (ZKzrr)

30 Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (ZKzrr)

My University has a small forest of trees.

Our grounds men get to keep chainsaws.

From what I remember of horror flicks those are pretty handy weapons as well.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (HDwDg)

31 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (QupBk)

32 HR yeah the janotirs are a greater danger. All the chemicals stored chlorine gas easy peasy for a disgruntled janitor.

Oohh landscapers and their pruning shears, sharp!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (+xg/D)

33 #7: That's not funny.

Posted by: 22 yrs of punching at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (y9wxf)

34 IIRC, I saw on Insty where somebody said something like, "kollidges are hotbeds of rape, racism and repression that everyone needs to attend."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (0HooB)

35 Cue up Daffy Duck as the Scarlet Pimpernel...

*****

Yoikes, and awayyy! Splat!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (lHb9q)

36 Please! There is to be no debate in the classroom!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - We Vent Spleens at the Outrage Outlet! Have Yours Done For Summer! at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (hLRSq)

37 I look forward to the unwarranted searches of students' dorms looking for deadly weapons such as:

Keys.
Drink bottles.
Scissors.
Flashlights.
Letter openers.
Pens.
Pencils.
Lamps.
Candle-sticks.
...
...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (PYAXX)

38 Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (ZKzrr)

People who are old enough that they should know better work there.

Such is the problem.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (HDwDg)

39 34 IIRC, I saw on Insty where somebody said something like, "kollidges are hotbeds of rape, racism and repression that everyone needs to attend."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (0HooB)

The three Rs!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (DrWcr)

40 Trigger Warning!

You are just all ignorant haters who don't understand how important it is to foster a Safe Learning Environment. I for one can not focus on my study of Feminist Art if there is someone across campus imitating war with a large, phallic object.

Posted by: College Critter at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (ejehg)

41 It looked like something from another country.
Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at May 20, 2014 01:31 PM (JtwS4)


-------------------------------------------


Your perception is correct. It was from another country.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (ZO+Re)

42 AlextheChic, you forgot to mention your weighted baton. When you get the urge to hi-step and twirl it. Not because it can be used to club someone, no siree bob.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:37 PM (+xg/D)

43 I always wanted to learn to fence.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 01:37 PM (zF6Iw)

44 So I guess the broadsword is out too?

Posted by: freaked at May 20, 2014 01:37 PM (nBA6v)

45 that argument was rejected by the college, for the usual reason: Because it's True, and colleges are now officially opposed to things that are true.

Fantastic.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (T0NGe)

46 Do they have an archery team?

Posted by: Tami at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (v0/PR)

47 If I may riposte, we must be en garde against these attacks. We must not be disengaged.

That's all the fencing terms I know except "touche."

And I think Touche is some race-baiter on MSDNC or something.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (7ObY1)

48 Gaylord Focker knows how to fence. He seems quite at ease sitting on it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (+xg/D)

49 43 I always wanted to learn to fence.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 01:37 PM (zF6Iw)

Finding reliable buyers for the stolen goods is the hardest part.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (DrWcr)

50 Fencing?
That sounds awfully violent.
And also a relic of white, European privilege.
And something the 1% of olden times would do to the slaves and serfs and stuff.
How.....oppressive!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (NqxPA)

51 Perhaps they should just wrap the entire campus in foam rubber and be done with it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (0HooB)

52 I was on the Debauchery Team in college.

Good times, good times...

Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (7ObY1)

53 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (PYAXX)

Actually Candle sticks were highly illegal in my dorm.

Mostly because someone almost burned it down several years prior with a candle.

More humor. After I became a commuter someone set the entrance awning on firing by dropping a pot cigarette out their window. (It might have just been wadded up rolling paper, I forget. They were high though, I remember that from the report.)

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (HDwDg)

54 " are therefore to be congratulated for your involvement in the excellent work of bringing back the Middle Ages."

I'm composing the e-mail of thank you and 'welcome to the Horde' right after I post this.

Epic.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (x3YFz)

55 Watch out. Penises are next.

Which Ivy will be the first to take the bold step of demanding all male students voluntarily chemically castrate themselves for the duration of their time of study?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (l5wxK)

56 Gaylord Focker knows how to fence.

He's a sword swallower anyway, so there's that.

Posted by: toby928(C) at May 20, 2014 01:38 PM (QupBk)

57 Went to college, failed miserably. While there joined a club. Club went to have picture taken for yearbook. Photographer asked, "Which group is this? OH! the pistol club" when everyone in the first two rows pulled pistols.

Posted by: Newman Smith at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (lYnTq)

58 I guess the broadsword is out too?


It's not like I can take it off.

Posted by: Ric Flair at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (LuB2s)

59 We will allow spears, though. This exception is made because they are traditional implements used by indigenous peoples of color.

Posted by: NDSU at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (Dwehj)

60 Good grief, even the Dakotas have gone under the boot??

The wave of insanity is cresting...

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (ZWaLo)

61 @37-

...slide rules

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (lHb9q)

62 Also, the school cafeteria will now only serve slop, gruel and whole roasted oxen, because knives to cut up vegetables or meat are DANGEROUS and have EDGES!

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (mizYg)

63 and so it begins
Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (QupBk)


----------------------------------------------


It began in earnest in the 60's. It's nearing the inevitable end now.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (ZO+Re)

64 IIRC, I saw on Insty where somebody said something like, "kollidges are hotbeds of rape, racism and repression that everyone needs to attend."
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:35 PM (0HooB)

The three Rs!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:36 PM (DrWcr)

I believe that was a tweet by Iowahawk.

Posted by: KG at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (p7BzH)

65 if there is someone across campus imitating war

Fencing : Imitating War :: color-by-numbers : Imitating Michelangelo.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (PYAXX)

66 I always wanted to learn to fence.

Same here. I was very disappointed to find out that BYU only had an enthusiast club, no instruction.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (l5wxK)

67 Posted by: Newman Smith at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (lYnTq

Reminder time:

My high school had (And still has) a fully stocked rifle range in the basement.

I shit you not, it's next to the pool hall.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (HDwDg)

68 Y'ever been confronted by a "ute" wielding his skateboard wound up like a baseball bat ready to strike? No?

Just wait.

Posted by: OK, thanks, bye Lace Wigs too at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (RPDkq)

69 Assault foils.

-
Did they have the thingy that goes up?

Posted by: WalrusRex at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (XUKZU)

70 All of this is aiming toward one ultimate goal:

Get ROTC off all campuses.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (mizYg)

71 Also, the school cafeteria will now only serve slop, gruel and whole roasted oxen

Without the oxen, because we don't want to offend the vegans.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (ZKzrr)

72 I remember when I was in undergrad, the professor for our advanced Con Law class took pride in playing Devil's advocate to the point that on one exam he asked us to guess his political affiliation. He told us he uses those answers to figure where he's letting his bias show. What a great man.

There were other good professors like him too. I had the usual thoughtless leftists too, but I like to remember the ones that really make me feel like I was in a truly academic atmosphere.

I didn't go to some hoighty-toighty big name though, so what do I know.

Posted by: shillelagh at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (hRzu2)

73 So I guess the ninja club is off the table as well?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (BZAd3)

74 It amazes me that these are the same institutions that once welcomed young men who stormed the beaches of Normandy.

Posted by: Mike at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (Rk8LS)

75 Did they have the thingy that goes up?


Huh huh. Huh huh huh. Huh huh huh.

Posted by: Butthead at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (DrWcr)

76
So, when did North Dakota go pussy?

Posted by: Hot Pug! at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (QQ/fJ)

77 Maybe the fencing team should picket!

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (lHb9q)

78 73 So I guess the ninja club is off the table as well?
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (BZAd3)

If administration banned them from campus, how would they know it worked?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (DrWcr)

79 So I guess the ninja club is off the table as well?

Are Asians considered white this week?

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (ZKzrr)

80 So I guess the ninja club is off the table as well?

Nobody could find it.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (l5wxK)

81 Muldoon, now you just trying to white-wash your puns...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (+xg/D)

82 Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:39 PM (lHb9q)

Oh! You're right.

Slide-rules.
Rulers.
Shoe-strings.
First aid kits...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:42 PM (PYAXX)

83 Posted by: shillelagh at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (hRzu2)

You're lucky.

My Bioethics and the Law teacher* insisted she was a "Narrative Feminist" but it was quite apparent she knew nothing about narrative ethics. (Modern Feminism is just shrill emotivism, so I can't really grade her on that.)

*This was a class taught at the law school.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (HDwDg)

84 Glenn Reynolds writes that colleges have become jokes.
Very expensive jokes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (RGBsB)

85 So, when did North Dakota go pussy?

They changed their name from the 'Fightin' Sioux' to the 'Mewling Quims' back in 06.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (LuB2s)

86 And they say the right is anti-intellectual.

I propose a new word for our would-be superiors: sophiaphobia, which would be Greek for "fear of knowledge".

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (YRsP9)

87 59 We will allow spears, though. This exception is made because they are traditional implements used by indigenous peoples of color.


But white folks are not allowed to use spears because CHECK YO PRIVILEGE

Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (7ObY1)

88 University Bulletin:

All students must now report to the University Dental Center to have all their teeth removed.

As of tomorrow, any students caught bringing dangerous incisors or bicuspids to school grounds will be expelled from campus.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (mizYg)

89
So, shooting clubs are banned, too?

What about ROTC?

Posted by: Hot Pug! at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (QQ/fJ)

90 So I guess the ninja club is off the table as well?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:41 PM (BZAd3)

baseball.

Assault bats. With reloadable clips (sic)

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (x3YFz)

91 I believe that was a tweet by Iowahawk.

You may be right. He's been en fuego lately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (0HooB)

92 I've heard tall fencers make good neighbors.

Posted by: S. Muldoon at May 20, 2014 01:43 PM (lHb9q)

93 I just got retweeted by Instapundit! Holy Cow!

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:44 PM (l5wxK)

94 In olden tymes, a king paid for a court jester.

Now court jesters pay.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:44 PM (+xg/D)

95 I'm reminded of that old headline from the MIT student newspaper: "MIT pistol team defeats Harvard fencing team".

Anyway, to repeat what's probably already been said above, fencing foils not only have no edge, but they're deliberately made of spring steel to BEND ON IMPACT. F'ing hockey sticks and baseball bats are each 20X more dangerous.

Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:44 PM (PwGfd)

96 'Mewling Quims'



That was teh funnie!



Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:44 PM (7ObY1)

97 In the interests of student safety, we are banning standard scissors. Only plastic safety scissors with no metal parts are permitted.

Also, pencils, pens, and similarly pointy objects are prohibited. Only large, wide crayons are permitted on campus.

...

I think universities have started to take the whole, "Everything I needed to know, I learned in kindergarten" idea too literally.

When is nap time?

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (j0wOO)

98 F'ing hockey sticks and baseball bats are each 20X more dangerous.

Title IX has already taken care of hockey and baseball at a lot of schools.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (ZKzrr)

99 It began in earnest in the 60's. It's nearing the inevitable end now.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (ZO+Re)

So this is... the beginning of the end?

Posted by: that guy who realizes that the end is beginning at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (9LuAk)

100 Do you think they'll notice the bowling pins the juggling club uses?

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (BZAd3)

101 Still got the lacrosse team to contend with.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (+xg/D)

102 Girls N Guns Compliance Pics from the previous Open Thread

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/468787284834144256

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/468792238848221185

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/468795351319601152

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/468797776847835138

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/468806694114713600

Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (aTXUx)

103
The hell with this longbow vs crossbow shit. It should be swords vs. battle axes.

Posted by: Hot Pug! at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (QQ/fJ)

104 93 I just got retweeted by Instapundit! Holy Cow!
Posted by: bonhomme


Do link!

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (mizYg)

105 AlextheChic, you forgot to mention your weighted baton. When you get the urge to hi-step and twirl it. Not because it can be used to club someone, no siree bob.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:37 PM (+xg/D)


Yup.

Obligatory Loki:


http://bit.ly/1obGb4m


Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (mf5HN)

106 In olden tymes, a king paid for a court jester.

Well, Biden does draw a salary. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (zF6Iw)

107 >>> none of the weapons used in fencing has an edge because, you know, this is a sport, not Game of Thrones.

Regardless, Winter is coming.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (Ua6T/)

108 Oh, BTW, the forces of political correctness have descended on MIT, severely limiting the ability of undergraduates to actually train in pistol.

(You know, because so many crimes are commited with $2000 3 lb, 12" long European match .22 pistols).

Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (PwGfd)

109 " Only plastic safety scissors with no metal parts are permitted. "

Get out your safety scissors and your circle of paper!

Posted by: Teacher at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (ejehg)

110 Off to the dentist to get some more of my dangerous assault bicuspids yanked.

Be good, 'rons and 'ronettes. And by that I mean, please royally misbehave in my absence. I'm countin' on you.

Posted by: Citizen X at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (7ObY1)

111 But swords are scary! Weapons are scary!

That's it. That's the beginning and end of it.

Well, also racism. The truth is that these liberals are afraid of black men with guns. To disguise their racism, they try to have a "zero tolerance" policy to allow them to act on it.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (T0NGe)

112 I'm thinking that, logically, one of the next things to go should be chemistry classes.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:47 PM (BZAd3)

113 26 Watch out. Penises are next.
Posted by: NDSU at May 20, 2014 01:34 PM (Dwehj)

I'll give you my penises when you pry them from my cold, dead hands

Posted by: Reggie <3 at May 20, 2014 01:47 PM (fWAjv)

114 Sharp edged paper! The humanity!

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:47 PM (BZAd3)

115 So you can't carry a Dirk on campus?

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (LuB2s)

116 This ties in with the Taranto "Parental Guidance" column about colleges instituting "trigger warnings" with reading assignments because for some of these supposedly adult snowflakes books may dredge up past wounds, offenses or other bad thoughts and make hurts.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (NqxPA)

117 98
F'ing hockey sticks and baseball bats are each 20X more dangerous.

Title IX has already taken care of hockey and baseball at a lot of schools.
===
Golf clubs. . .lacrosse sticks. . .etc.

Anyone notice that there are GODDAMN KNIVES in the kitchens at these schools?


Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (PwGfd)

118 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:47 PM (BZAd3)

Shut down every lab and move all the field equipment storage off site as well.

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (HDwDg)

119 When my sons return to college next fall, the older will take his Marlin 336 and his over-under shotgun and put them in the school safe. During hunting season it is not unusual to see a deer hanging from a tree after a successful before class morning hunt.

The youngest will be issued his firearm and keep it, along with his roommates weapons, in a rack in their room.

Madness hasn't gotten everywhere yet, but it is scratching feverishly at the door.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (l3vZN)

120 You know... now I'm trying to think of things I'd have in my dorm room that I *couldn't* use as a weapon.

Given any "reasonable" circumstance, about all I'm coming up with is the heavy furniture (bed, desk), my clothes (and some of them could be weapons), and paper.

Just about anything else? Yeah, I could use that to harm someone if I decided to do so.

How does that jibe with the "no weapons on campus" rule?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (PYAXX)

121 Do link!

Posted by: zombie


http://preview.tinyurl.com/q3wgmxv

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (l5wxK)

122 My high schooler and I spent Sunday evening at an admissions event featuring Harvard, Duke, Georgetown, Penn and Stanford. They mentioned all the great clubs available, like a grilling club at Georgetown and a bagpipe club at Penn. they mentioned e great histories of the institutions...established by Ben Franklin, buildings designed by this or that architect, founded in 17-whatever. They mentioned the great living experiences in the on campus residential areas and hip college towns. The fun opportunities to spend semesters overseas. But only Duke (research triangle) and Stanford (Silicon Valley) put a real emphasis on the learning opportunities. The rest, even Harvard, seemed all about advertising themselves as a cool place to hang out the next for to seven years, and how much of the cost could be subsidized with grants, scholarships and loans.

I will say Stanford and Duke impressed. The presenter from Georgetown made it quite clear her school was the place to go if your goal was to rub elbows with powerful politicians, score internships with Senators and lobbying firms, and attend events with famous actors.

Posted by: MostlyRight at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (hhmD7)

123
That club should call itself The Gay Olde Fencing Club.

Know-nothing college administrators would not only allow it, but would toss money at them.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 01:49 PM (PFy0L)

124 I'm thinking that, logically, one of the next things to go should be chemistry classes.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:47 PM (BZAd3)

followed by physics.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:49 PM (x3YFz)

125 Seriously, these "rules" inevitably target the interests, hobbies, and sports of

- middle- to upper-class
- white
- conservative

men.

Trust me, if fencing was a traditional ghetto sport, no one would be banning it.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:49 PM (mizYg)

126 Don't forget how dangerous golf clubs can be in the wrong hands.

Posted by: Tiger Woods at May 20, 2014 01:50 PM (ILBCY)

127


Posted by: kbdabear at May 20, 2014 01:45 PM (aTXUx)

#1 is a thoroughbred heartbreaker. Exercise extreme caution.

#5 pleases me because she's got her finger off the trigger, which is a rarity in gun pictures. That, and there's also the whole spaghetti strap thing going on... *cough*

Posted by: that guy who realizes that the end is beginning at May 20, 2014 01:50 PM (9LuAk)

128 The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy [at] NDSU . . .

This shit drives me up the wall.

Here's what they just said: "We have decided that our previous decision to ban weapons should also cover fencing foils."

But being cowardly bureaucrats loathe to take responsibility for their own actions and decisions, they couched their decision in language meant to give the impression that their hands were tied. Not up to them, just following "policy".

See, their decision wasn't really a subjective opinion for which they can be criticized, it was an "interpretation". And their "non-weapon policy" itself wasn't a decision they freely undertook, it's "policy" of indeterminate origin.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 20, 2014 01:50 PM (SY2Kh)

129 Well, Biden does draw a salary. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 01:46 PM (zF6Iw)


Mary Cloggenstein has a daughter.

http://tinyurl.com/nnnvwge

'Newington teen asks Joe Biden to prom.'

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 01:50 PM (fWAjv)

130 I was seriously considering a job offer in ND, as Chief Medical Officer, of the most important hospital smack dab in the middle of the Bakken oil fields, me being brought in to build a new $57 Million critical access hospital/clinic/nursing facility and unfuck the the problem of providing medical care for 15K workers and families that appeared out of nowhere...

Fuck this particularly.

I am going to send a letter to the Governor, legislators for the area, media, oil companies, and Board citing this utter idiocy as the 'final straw' deciding factor leading me to refuse the job. Obviously there are other reasons as well, but if just a few heavy lifters call the University on this bullshit, maybe future fucktardery can be reduced...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (W7zKe)

131 #5 pleases me because she's got her finger off the
trigger, which is a rarity in gun pictures. That, and there's also the
whole spaghetti strap thing going on... *cough*


Posted by: that guy who realizes that the end is beginning at May 20, 2014 01:50 PM (9LuAk)

----
..... and thusly..... it was the beginning of the end.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (nELVU)

132 Just what in the fuck is a "non weapons" policy? Thesepussies should have their asses beaten.

Posted by: prescient11 at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (tVTLU)

133 So you can't carry a Dirk on campus?

A ~12" fixed blade? You can't carry those anywhere! Not in Washington State anyways; maybe hunting.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (l5wxK)

134 Fencing foils aren't considered a "weapon" in any jurisdiction I'm aware of (full stop).

Did they ban archery too?

How about martial arts?

Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (PwGfd)

135 followed by physics.
Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:49 PM (x3YFz)

Can't have any of that scary potential energy!

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (BZAd3)

136 My hands are weapons too. Should the school cut those off?

Posted by: Titanium at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (jiaMq)

137
We have to do SOMETHING to fight against this terrifying epidemic of gang-related drive-by raddoppio and counter-riposte!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (TIIx5)

138 'Newington teen asks Joe Biden to prom.'

Holy daddy issues, Batman.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (ZKzrr)

139
So you can't carry a Dirk on campus?

What if a Dirk carries you? Wocka Wocka

Posted by: Dirk Benedict at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (PFy0L)

140 It began in earnest in the 60's. It's nearing the inevitable end now.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 01:40 PM (ZO+Re)

So this is... the beginning of the end?
Posted by: that guy who realizes that the end is beginning


No No No. Go back to what you always do. It is teh funneh.

Posted by: Daybrother at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (AVevg)

141 >>> 'Newington teen asks Joe Biden to prom.'

Sarah Palin wouldn't like my question.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (Ua6T/)

142 Trust me, if fencing was a traditional ghetto sport, no one would be banning it.

*strains mightily at keyboard*

Nope, can't do it.

I tried, but anything I post in response to that would just get me banned.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (0HooB)

143 The funny part is these nitwits would go totally apoplectic if they saw the Horde's armory.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (x3YFz)

144 Posted by: MostlyRight at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (hhmD7)

Did Georgetown discuss their abortion club?

I'm sorry "Pro-Choice club."

I'm not making this up. Last time I ever set foot on that campus, said club was handing out condoms in whatever passes for a quad there.

Oh and while my university may be totalitarian about how, when and where you can hang up flyers, at least it doesn't look like paper recycling plant .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (HDwDg)

145 I guess Jill intercepted the message, girl got a corsage. No word if the corsage was made from paste.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (+xg/D)

146 137
We have to do SOMETHING to fight against this terrifying epidemic of gang-related drive-by raddoppio and counter-riposte!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (TIIx5)

You better step, or I will fleche on your punk ass!

Posted by: Foil-wielding gangbanger at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (DrWcr)

147 Holy daddy issues, Batman.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:52 PM (ZKzrr)

Threatened to take Boehner if Joe turned her down.

Yikes.

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (fWAjv)

148 It's fun to read little pieces of nostalgic free speech, like Prof. Carter's.

Posted by: MTF at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (ZqgkP)

149 http://preview.tinyurl.com/q3wgmxv
Posted by: bonhommei


Nice!

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (mizYg)

150 In their defense, if this fencing team is like most fencing teams, it likely reeks of more Asperger's syndrome and desperate sexual frustration than the Tri-Lambdas at Comicon, and you never know when a power-virgin will snap.

Besides, they could probably smuggle any sort of weapon in their neckbeards.

Posted by: Bob at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (vgIRn)

151 Are slicing hammers to be banned?

Posted by: Paul Anka at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (LuB2s)

152 How about martial arts?


Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:51 PM (PwGfd)

----

My name is a killing word.
In or out??

Posted by: Maud'Dib at May 20, 2014 01:54 PM (nELVU)

153 This is all amusing and shit, but the reality is that the fucking gig is up.

We. Are. Over.

And this is just another minor symptom.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (BZAd3)

154 Do I calmly accept being 8 miles from the con questing to find parking while saving $400 for a hotel room I will only use to collapse in?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (+xg/D)

155 My wife just called, wants to know how I thought she did on the radio, just told her I couldn't listen because of the app. I assume she did well, but she likes to hear my sometimes jarringly frank reviews before she decides how she did.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (ZshNr)

156 What if you make "sword hand" gestures while on campus?



Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (GQ8sn)

157 "Your generation, I am pleased to say, seems to be doing away with all that. There's no need for the ritual give and take of serious argument when, in your early 20s, you already know the answers to all questions. How marvelous it must be to realize at so tender an age that you will never, ever change your mind, because you will never, ever encounter disagreement! How I wish I'd had your confidence and fortitude. I could have spared myself many hours of patient reflection and intellectual struggle over the great issues of the day."

Baloney.

There is no argument or debate in having 300 adults sit on a lawn in metal folding chairs hearing a career civil servant or author talk at them for twenty minutes. If any of them did try to debate that guy, they will be imprisoned. Debate is the last thing they want.

There's no real substance to any of these speeches. That's why they aren't bound and published annually for the greater glory of the speakers. That's why the faculty doesn't try to actually teach by having people audit speeches.

The reality is that the con of university is enhanced by having the annual tuition of two or three or ten students thrown at a VIP to come and talk down to grown adults about the meaning of life. Without these trappings of pomp and ceremony, the students might see through the pretense that they are children. They might realize they're customers, buying a product on credit, and being given every opportunity to be sold a pig in a poke if they don't squawk about it.

Posted by: Chris_Balsz at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (5xmd7)

158 My college had a rifle team. The school paper did a great April 1 headline about the rifle team getting goalies and the soccer team getting snipers.

Posted by: red sweater at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (lVwPm)

159 My name is a killing word.



The slow blade penetrates the shield.


Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (GQ8sn)

160 You better step, or I will fleche on your punk ass!


*****

Is that a typo? If not, call me.

Posted by: Reggie Love at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (vgIRn)

161 Are the janitors still allowed to carry mops?
How about the landscapers, do they still get to carry weed-whackers?


Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 01:33 PM (ZKzrr)


Could hack a few legs off before some hero with a lawnmower took him out. scary.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (GYg/s)

162 That commencement address by Stephen Carter is wonderful.
The only quibble I have is that medieval universities were usually hotbeds of debate, full of dialectical whiz-kids, including "devil's advocates" who argued against accepted doctrine. They loved logical argument.

But HEY HEY HO HO......

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (dfYL9)

163 156 What if you make "sword hand" gestures while on campus?



Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (GQ8sn)

Or nibble a pop tart into the shape of a sword.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (DrWcr)

164
Biden goes on to invite Maselli to visit him at the White House

--------

Why? He doesn't live there or anything...

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (PFy0L)

165 >>> Holy daddy issues, Batman.

Crazy uncle living in the attic issues.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (Ua6T/)

166 159 My name is a killing word.



The slow blade penetrates the shield.


Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (GQ8sn)

You have the weirding way.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 01:56 PM (DrWcr)

167 Usul no longer needs the weirding module!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:57 PM (+xg/D)

168 Foils aren't swords. They're simulated swords. Metaphorical references to swords. The way that a finger-gun is not a gun. The way that a crash test dummy is not a person.

How fucking retarded can you get?

College is a racket. A way to produce a generation of brain-dead, marginally-employed debtors.

Posted by: Phinn at May 20, 2014 01:57 PM (i5GO4)

169 This has been on the web for years, so I don't mind sharing it here. This is my loadout when I teach (my state allows CC for students and professors):

Eat this, hippies: http://greyttimes.com/?p=749

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (x3YFz)

170 156
What if you make "sword hand" gestures while on campus?
==

So long as you're doing them in your private room, that should be OK. Try to keep the moaning to a minimum.


Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (PwGfd)

171 We have folded space from NDSU. Many pussies at NDSU.

Posted by: Spice Guild Navigator at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (DrWcr)

172 My college had a rifle team. The school paper did a great April 1 headline about the rifle team getting goalies and the soccer team getting snipers.
Posted by: red sweater at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (lVwPm)


Well. I see someone found a way to get me to watch soccer.

Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (mf5HN)

173 When I was in college, one of the intramural sports/activities was target shooting with a .22 rifle. Indoors. Yes, I participated.

Posted by: Titanium at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (jiaMq)

174

The slow blade penetrates the shield.




Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (GQ8sn)

Goa'uld Naquadah shields can block Zat'nik'tels and staff weapons, but not Jack O'Neil's throwing knife.

The slow blade does indeed penetrate the shield!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (9LuAk)

175 Just about anything else? Yeah, I could use that to harm someone if I decided to do so. How does that jibe with the "no weapons on campus" rule?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (PYAXX)


----------------------------------------------


Don't forget your white penis privilege. You, you, whitey white white.

Posted by: Concerned college administrator at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (ZO+Re)

176 Do I calmly accept being 8 miles from the con questing to find parking while saving $400 for a hotel room I will only use to collapse in?

Which Con? What are your hotel options?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 01:59 PM (PYAXX)

177
Letter openers.

Letter openers are little swords.

And while we're at it..... what about those little plastic swords they skewer martini olives with at the moose lodge.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 02:00 PM (nELVU)

178 Wait, does the privilege come from the fact that the penis itself is white?

Posted by: Lauren at May 20, 2014 02:00 PM (ejehg)

179
Inre the commencement thing, you know who the more recent commencement speakers at Yale have been?

Cory Booker
Barbara Walters
Tom Hanks
Bill Clinton
John Kerry

I think Stephen Carter says the right things, but it's also something hitting pretty close to his home.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:00 PM (PFy0L)

180 I grew up and went through high school and college in San Francisco. Wasn't all that long ago.

I shot (adequately) in the high-school JROTC rifle range under the gym, marched with my demil'ed M-14 in the high-school color guard, and fenced (badly) in my college fencing class.

Sheesh...

Posted by: JEM at May 20, 2014 02:00 PM (o+SC1)

181 By the way I hear it is Asian Pacific American month. I plan on showing solidarity this week by having chink food at Super Dragon and squinting a lot....

....and I denounce myself.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (GYg/s)

182 "whole roasted oxen"

Speciest!! I demand a meat-free menu!!

Posted by: PETA at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (ZWaLo)

183 BREAKING:

Nerf guns now banned on campus, because they contain the word "guns."

This includes Nerf balls, because they are simulated bullets.

Any soft, round squishy thing is also banned due to its resemblance to a nerf ball.

This is in addition to the banning of all edged or hard objects.

Consequently, campus is now an Object-Free Zone.

Any student who brings to the OFZ any item that contains mass, or which has substance, onto campus, shall be expelled.

Molecular detectors have been installed at all entrances.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (mizYg)

184 With the current trend toward 'zero tolerance' on university campus, it would seem to open a window of opportunity to do the opposite; teach what other universities are not teaching.

Anyone?

Posted by: Smith The Contrarian at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (lYnTq)

185 This has been on the web for years, so I don't mind sharing it here. This is my loadout when I teach (my state allows CC for students and professors):


That's fookin' great, T9.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (0HooB)

186 OT from Drudge:

RECORD 10,996,447 ON DISABILITY

300 million total population. Scratch off everyone below 18 or above 65 years old. That's a LOT of 'disabled' people.

Can we go back to the days were, if your family didn't want you, we drown the 'disabled' in wells?

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (j0wOO)

187 Usul no longer needs the weirding module!


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 01:57 PM (+xg/D)

----
Use the atomics against the shield wall.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (nELVU)

188 it would seem to open a window of opportunity to do the opposite; teach what other universities are not teaching.

Good luck making it through the accreditation process.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (PYAXX)

189 168
Foils aren't swords. They're simulated swords. Metaphorical references
to swords. The way that a finger-gun is not a gun. The way that a crash
test dummy is not a person.
==

Well, they're potentially training devices for the user to learn how to use an actual rapier. (Cause rapier crime is a real problem in North Dakota).

But you're right, this is utterly absurd.

If these were Star Wars Cosplay Geeks with plastic lightsabers would anyone notice or care? Its basically the exact same thing with fencing foils, except that foil fencing is part of a roughly 300 year old internationally recognized European sporting tradition.




Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (6Q9g2)

190 I grew up and went through high school and college in San Francisco. Wasn't all that long ago.

I shot (adequately) in the high-school JROTC rifle range under the gym, marched with my demil'ed M-14 in the high-school color guard, and fenced (badly) in my college fencing class.

Sheesh...
Posted by: JEM


Yes. We know.

Posted by: NSA at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (AVevg)

191
If fencing is rife with lethal weaponry, can the banning of barbed wire be far behind?

Oh, and I loved the Yalie's take on the positional certitude of our offspring on campuses today. Especially when they are so certain that there are dozens of "gender roles".

Hand each one of them a completed Form ID-10T at the same time they are awarded their diploma.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars(TM) at May 20, 2014 02:02 PM (Pk0vQ)

192 AllenG, right now I have a room reserved at the Courtyard that is just down the street from the Anatole. At $159/night. For three nights.

Or go reserve a room at the Days Inn and Suites on West Northwest Highway. For $45/night. But it is about 7.8 miles away from the Anatole.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (+xg/D)

193 >>> Consequently, campus is now an Object-Free Zone.

Ban computers and their object oriented programs.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (Ua6T/)

194 Help vote an anti-gun billboard out of Boston:

NECN poll
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pc9a2go

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (A1Dcl)

195 Don't forget your white penis privilege. You, you, whitey white white.

Posted by: Concerned college administrator at May 20, 2014 01:58 PM (ZO+Re)


I may be wrong but I think Penis Privilege crosses racial barriers....and some Pols are talking about reaching across the aisle for it. or something.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (GYg/s)

196 143 The funny part is these nitwits would go totally apoplectic if they saw the Horde's armory.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (x3YFz)

What armory???


Hi Steve @ NSA

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (fWAjv)

197 Colleges have become jokes. Worthless jokes. And havens for stupidity. They are drawing the road map for their demise.

Posted by: maddogg at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (xWW96)

198 They want to do away with College fencing? Hell no!

It's an aerobic sport that requires more skill than most.

I tried it and am no good at it whatsoever.

But on a lighter note when swordsmen show up I say "You are really the stupidest people in all the world because you just bought a sword to a gunfight. Who do you think you are ...Highlander?"

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 20, 2014 02:04 PM (VfbdK)

199 This includes Nerf balls, because they are simulated bullets.

Any soft, round squishy thing is also banned due to its resemblance to a nerf ball.



They're taking the Today Sponge off the market?

Posted by: Elaine Benes at May 20, 2014 02:04 PM (LuB2s)

200 Well, they're potentially training devices for the user to learn how to
use an actual rapier. (Cause rapier crime is a real problem in North
Dakota).

----

Well rape-rape is rapier than just rape.

---- Stuff Whoopie Goldberg would say...

Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 02:04 PM (nELVU)

201 That's fookin' great, T9.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 02:01 PM (0HooB)

I always tell my students on day 1 I'm armed. If they can "make" me, they get 1 extra credit point.

By the end of the semester half the class is carrying.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:04 PM (x3YFz)

202 Watch out. Penises are next.

They can have my penis when they pry it out of my
cold dead hand.

Too late, damn.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Prada Badger Pants at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (GeVLX)

203 I'm seriously waiting for a brave judge to lock some of these people up while saying, "You are obviously bat shit crazy and I'm holding you for evaluation to see if you should become a ward of the state (birm)."

Posted by: Tonic Dog at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (wlk2Z)

204 Fencing out. BDSM seminars and clubs in.

Posted by: BEL at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (f7mRy)

205
Colleges have become manufacturing centers for politically-extreme, yet common-sense-deprived idiots.

And money-laundering operations for Democrats.

Posted by: --- at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (MMC8r)

206 194 Help vote an anti-gun billboard out of Boston:

NECN poll
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pc9a2go

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (A1Dcl)

Article says it is coming down in March '15.

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (fWAjv)

207 >>> Or go reserve a room at the Days Inn and Suites on West Northwest Highway. For $45/night. But it is about 7.8 miles away from the Anatole.

How much for parking near the con?

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (Ua6T/)

208 They can have my penis when they pry it out of my
cold dead hand.


+1

Posted by: Zombie David Carradine at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (LuB2s)

209 Don't forget how dangerous golf clubs can be in the wrong hands.

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Zombie Martha Moxley at May 20, 2014 02:05 PM (YEelc)

210 Or go reserve a room at the Days Inn and Suites on West Northwest Highway. For $45/night. But it is about 7.8 miles away from the Anatole.

Well, you have the option of DART; I'm pretty sure they have a bus stop right by the Anatole. You might check routes/rates; a lot of out-of-towners use DART for conventions.

But, yeah, here in DFW (for a convention of any sort), 8 miles might as well be the other side of the Metroplex.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:06 PM (PYAXX)

211 you don't want to go "active shooter" in my building. You won't get 10 feet.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:06 PM (x3YFz)

212 Letter openers.

Letter openers are little swords.

And while we're at it..... what about those little plastic swords they skewer martini olives with at the moose lodge.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 02:00 PM (nELVU)



Story time! Several years back I was out for dinner with Boy BFF and the long suffering woman who is now his wife. He and I both ordered the mixed grill which came on skewers. Waitress delivered the meals and she went to take the stuff off the skewers and we were all no no no leave them. Waitress looked puzzled but was okay fine and Boy BFF's wife was all oh hell to the no you take those away.

It was like she'd met us and knew exactly why we wanted them left behind.

Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 02:06 PM (mf5HN)

213 Don't forget your white penis privilege.

----

White.Penis.Privilege.???


Lets not get get carried away here.....

Posted by: NAACP at May 20, 2014 02:06 PM (nELVU)

214
BREAKING:



Nerf guns now banned on campus, because they contain the word "guns."



This includes Nerf balls, because they are simulated bullets.

You forgot Frisbee's? I've heard Ninja's used to use them as weapons.

Posted by: LIV at May 20, 2014 02:07 PM (f7mRy)

215 But, what if he's got a pointed stick?

Posted by: Tired of fruits. at May 20, 2014 02:07 PM (bUmSq)

216 196 143 The funny part is these nitwits would go totally apoplectic if they saw the Horde's armory.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (x3YFz)

What armory???

Hi Steve @ NSA

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (fWAjv)


The armory that went to the bottom of the ocean when the horde had the cruise party and the ship sank.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (GYg/s)

217 It was like she'd met us and knew exactly why we wanted them left behind.

The world needs more grill-skewer sword-fights.

Tell me you *at least* used straws...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (PYAXX)

218
This actually pisses me off mightily...

Oldest son, 11 years old, is really starting to think about what he wants to do. He's precocious, yeah, but it's getting me thinking.

I just can't feel right about sending him to colleges like this. He's a bright kid, kicks my ass with math, and I see a lot of "engineer" in him, but what's the point if he's going to go to some overpriced indoctrination facility?

On the other hand, I mention things like trades (you can make a seriously kick-ass living as a plumber) and he's mildly interested but in that "OK Dad, just to shut you up I'll politely listen..." He wants to build things. He's good at building things.

He's also the wrong gender and the wrong color, according to the Statists. Not sure if he'd even succeed in college with the Lefty shitheads setting him up to fail out of revenge for perceived historical slights.

It sucks. It really really does.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (PFy0L)

219 I could kill you with a spork from the cafeteria quicker than I could with a foil.
they're all idiots.

Posted by: shredded chi at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (DeRoy)

220 153 This is all amusing and shit, but the reality is that the fucking gig is up.

We. Are. Over.

And this is just another minor symptom.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at May 20, 2014 01:55 PM (BZAd3)
-------------------
Yep.
Put a fork in it.
Then bundle up as many manuscripts as you can find and head for the hills.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (dfYL9)

221 What happened to the rebelliousness of youth. Are these kids just going along with this bullshit?

When I was in college, this would have brought out the wrath of many. What's happened to the kids?

Have the lower grades sucked out all the spirit before they even get to college?

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (ZO+Re)

222 211 you don't want to go "active shooter" in my building. You won't get 10 feet.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:06 PM (x3YFz)


what state are you in T?

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (GYg/s)

223 You know, I actually went to a school where penises were banned.

We weren't even allowed to have boys spend the night in our rooms. WE had a special place for them to sleep though if you had a boyfriend coming in from out of town.

"Male Jail."

No girls allowed inside. I'm not making even a bit of this up.

Posted by: Lauren at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (ejehg)

224 It is evident that the very last desperate hope of saving Western Civilization from what are obviously Barbarian hordes - led, incredibly, by the very people we have entrusted to teach our youth - lies in the upcoming election. We are hanging on by our fingernails to the legacy left to us by giants. It sickens me to think that we are the people who only stand around and watch as the last flickers of human decency and freedom die.

Which is why I ask all of you: help us put Amnesty over the top.

Posted by: Weeping John Boehner at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (ylhEn)

225 What armory???

Hi Steve @ NSA

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM (fWAjv)


The armory that went to the bottom of the ocean when the horde had the cruise party and the ship sank.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (GYg/s)

Bottom of that reservoir that I can't remember the name of.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (x3YFz)

226 You could get such a welt from being slapped with a fencing foil.

Posted by: huerfano at May 20, 2014 02:10 PM (bAGA/)

227
ARRRGGGHHH


so retarded


seriously


who made these rules

ninnys


Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:10 PM (zOTsN)

228 I wonder if there is a kind of absurdist singularity where ideas and whole schools of thought become so airily outlandish and removed from reality that entire gender studies and social justice departments and classrooms full of earnest postmodernist disciples of Foucault and Derrida simply pop! like expanding soap bubbles and dissipate into the ether.

Posted by: troyriser at May 20, 2014 02:10 PM (O66NZ)

229 It was like she'd met us and knew exactly why we wanted them left behind.

One look at everyone's bloody thighs and the world would've known where you'd been and who you ate dinner with?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 02:10 PM (0HooB)

230 Fluffy, you mean what parking? The Anatole charges for parking. So last year people were parking anywhere they could. And then finding out later, with bags in hand, that their car got towed from the business they were blocking.

AllenG, yeah this is not my first rodeo in DFW dealing with distances and traffic. So the extra $400 seems far less of a hassle than doing daily combat driving. But yes I should check DART run schedule.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:10 PM (+xg/D)

231 what state are you in T?

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (GYg/s)

angry, but sarcast....

OH! CO.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (x3YFz)

232 Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (PFy0L)

State Schools (in general) will be safer than Ivy's.

You might also look into specifically Christian colleges (I know Notre Dame has gone 'round the bend) like (yes) Pepperdine in CA, Abilene Christian University, even TCU & SMU are at least less "indoctrination centers" however left-leaning much of their faculty may be.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (PYAXX)

233 Help vote an anti-gun billboard out of Boston
Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at May 20, 2014 02:03 PM


Done. I hate that fucking thing.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (knoK7)

234 But, HEY, SRZLY, you guys, we're about to get a Tsunami of illegal immigrant chilluns who want to get all learn-ified because they're soon to be completely legal, and shiite! They'll be able to afford to go to school, amirite?

Posted by: MtTB at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (sCHw2)

235 #198

Sword can't jam or run out of ammo, and a good one will make a worse wound than most bullets. Obviously gun has range going for it, but as far as weapons go, you could definitely do worse than a sword at close range.

None of which has any bearing on the fact that fencing foils not only aren't swords, but the swords they simulate (ie rapiers) were largely obsolete by the 19th century even as fighting implements.

Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (PwGfd)

236 Hey, how much for this gold watch my uncle gave me?

Posted by: Fencer Jones at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (bUmSq)

237 I'm surprised coach Enrique Alvarez hasn't played the race card yet. I believe that would trump the icky weapon card.

What is he, an honorable man or something?

Posted by: PJ at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (ZWaLo)

238 231 what state are you in T?

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (GYg/s)

angry, but sarcast....

OH! CO.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:11 PM (x3YFz)

lol. perfect.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:12 PM (GYg/s)

239 Michael "Weiner" Savage says they used to shoot rifles in NY City Public Schools.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:12 PM (LJ7Ze)

240 #228

At some point universities are going to become so financially bankrupt (they're already there intellectually and emotionally) that these types of departments really might literally vanish overnight.




Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 02:12 PM (PwGfd)

241 Jarts are going for between $50 - $250.

Take 'em to the next neighborhood picnic.

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:13 PM (fWAjv)

242 Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (PFy0L)


--------------------------------------------


Just a thought. Go out and find a couple of engineers and/or architects and pay them to teach your son. You might throw in someone good at mathematics also. I'm sure even with paying these people, you'd probably spend less than you would at these campi of indoctrination.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 02:13 PM (ZO+Re)

243 What happened to the rebelliousness of youth. Are these kids just going along with this bullshit?


In the future, "Survivor" will be a reality TV show where the contestants have their cell phones taken away. No remote islands or subsisting on coconut crabs. They'll leave the students in their dorm rooms. Last student to to starve to death wins.

Posted by: The Hobo Wears Prada Badger Pants at May 20, 2014 02:13 PM (GeVLX)

244 Might as well rename all colleges Frankfort School of at ________. (Chose your city)




Posted by: Burt Toste at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (pe7mV)

245
The same people who scream about Condi Rice speaking there are being taught by decrepit sixties radicals who have told them to scream. Many of the decrepit sixties radicals are ex-domestic terrorists who have actually killed people, but they aren't protested. They're awarded tenure.

Posted by: --- at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (MMC8r)

246 186 OT from Drudge:

RECORD 10,996,447 ON DISABILITY

300 million total population. Scratch off everyone below 18 or above 65 years old. That's a LOT of 'disabled' people.

Can we go back to the days were, if your family didn't want you, we drown the 'disabled' in wells?
Posted by: Damiano


This is the most depressing fact in the entire country.

I know, from up-lcose personal obsrvation and experience, that MOST - -not some, but MOST -- of the people on "Disability" are scammers and malingerers. But they get lifetime support WITH THE COLLUSION OF FEDERAL WORKERS who help "folks" sign up for disability. There is essentially no filter.

Are you ready for this: I know someone personally who gets lifetime lavish disability benefits. Essentially, he lives on government handouts. What is his "disability"? He walked into the office, totally healthy, and asked to get signed up for the program. The worker plied him with questions, with no success, until the question of past employment came up. It turns out that the status of "not having a job for the last five years" qualifies you as being officially classified as "unemployable" -- and "unemployable" is an official criteria which ranks you as permanently "disabled."

When my acquaintance pointed out that he had worked at some points during the previous five years. the federal employe guiding him through the application simply pointed out that all he needed to do was not mention his employment, and he was guaranteed to get Disabled status.

In other words, she encouraged him -- forced him, actually -- to cheat, in a system that is already lax and corrupt to the nth degree.

And what what I see, hear and observe, vast sectors of the population qualified for "disability" with the same level of fraud and collusion.

It has just become a universal form of extra welfare for the unethical.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (mizYg)

247 No remote islands or subsisting on coconut crabs. They'll leave the students in their dorm rooms. Last student to to starve to death wins.

I could get behind that idea.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (PYAXX)

248 Have pillow fights been banned...you know by lovely coeds with big tatas and really skimpy tight lacy things and....what is this thread about?

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (GYg/s)

249

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptable God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.......

Posted by: maddogg at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (xWW96)

250 We weren't even allowed to have boys spend the night in our rooms. WE had a special place for them to sleep though if you had a boyfriend coming in from out of town.

"Male Jail."

No girls allowed inside. I'm not making even a bit of this up.

Posted by: Lauren at May 20, 2014 02:09 PM (ejehg)

I pushed troops for a time. male and female were kept apart. They'll find a way. Caught 2 in a dumpster.

Being me, flashlight in hand, I let them finish before I busted them (I'm not completely heartless).

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (x3YFz)

251 You can have my sword, but first you will blow me.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (LJ7Ze)

252 I have to hand it to the left, they are in full bitch slap mode now.

And when I say bitch, I mean the GOP.

Posted by: LIV at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (f7mRy)

253 The world needs more grill-skewer sword-fights.

Tell me you *at least* used straws...
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:08 PM (PYAXX)



Of course we used straws. The straws were too bendy which is why we wanted the skewers. We were trying to make do with forks because the knives had already been confiscated due to her having a passing familiarity with us. Then we got the fork tines locked together and got a wee bit loud and then we got the super duper disappointed face and she middle named us both. Really loudly too.

Stupid being a grown up.

Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (mf5HN)

254 Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 02:13 PM (ZO+Re)


We used to call that apprenticeships.

Posted by: Burt Toste at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (pe7mV)

255 My cousin posted something on the ridiculousness of stopping Mexican themed events on Cinco De Mayo, her college enrolled daughter shot back calling the events insensitive and rightfully shut down. I should have stayed out of it, but couldn't, and returned fire, calling Cinco De Mayo a bullshit holiday most native Mexicans have never heard of, among other things, and an excuse for partying here in the US.

I'm actually concerned she may not be ready for the real world when she graduates, but I think she may go into journalism so she may have a shot.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM (P1WNR)

256
Thanks, Allen. What I'm grappling with is having two competing candidates and the Ivy kid who doesn't know shit will get the nod because of the name on the sheepskin.

-----

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 02:13 PM (ZO+Re)

---

No kidding - honestly, I could probably hire two FTEs to be his private tutors for what a four year degree would cost...and he'd get a better education out of it.

Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:16 PM (PFy0L)

257 "And what what I see, hear and observe, vast sectors of the population qualified for "disability" with the same level of fraud and collusion. "

And see, this is what really, really pisses me off because there are a lot of good people with legitimate disabilities who are denied benefits because they are honest.

Posted by: Lauren at May 20, 2014 02:16 PM (ejehg)

258 Michael "Weiner" Savage says they used to shoot rifles in NY City Public Schools.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:12 PM (LJ7Ze)


--------------------------------------------------


5th and 6th grade. Once a month would be at the local armory for shooting instruction. We'd bring our rifles to school and stack them in the cloak room until it was time for us to go pop some caps.

Posted by: Soona at May 20, 2014 02:16 PM (ZO+Re)

259 Stupid being a grown up.

True.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:16 PM (PYAXX)

260 OK, you people with the rapier wit, it's time to take B'Gal to her doctor for routine stuff. Then, it's off to vote against the sales tax increase.

Y'all have fun and try not to trash the place, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 20, 2014 02:17 PM (0HooB)

261 Shouldn't there be a katana wielding Japanese Schoolgirl pic at the top of the thread?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:17 PM (LJ7Ze)

262 My niece came back from kollidge last year with a head full of horseshit. A few years working will wash it out of her.

Posted by: --- at May 20, 2014 02:18 PM (MMC8r)

263 "Good luck making it through the accreditation process."

Not if your school is already accredited. Open an Olympic biathlon training program. Start up fencing, wrestling, weightlifting, marital arts programs.

Start up a school sponsored firearms training coupled with a strong law school program in constitutional law.

Especially if you are already have a strong science and engineering program. If someone wants social studies there are plenty of other schools.

We have two(?) civilian schools with a strong military history, military science curriculum. (VMI, and)

Success in the market place means pursuing opportunities that are being ignored.

Posted by: Smith The Contrarian at May 20, 2014 02:18 PM (lYnTq)

264

Knowledge is power silly.

Institutions of higher learning bullying.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2014 02:18 PM (IXrOn)

265 >>> One look at everyone's bloody thighs and the world would've known where you'd been and who you ate dinner with?

Please don't explain this. I just want it to hover absurdly.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 02:18 PM (Ua6T/)

266 Caught 2 in a dumpster.


Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM


As I recall, a couple of them tried a port-a-potty in Haiti. Which, come to think of it, probably smelled better than most of the country. Those crazy kids...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (knoK7)

267 Later BB. Keep your chin up.

Posted by: RWC at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (fWAjv)

268 OK, you people with the rapier wit


EoJ's wit used to be a lot rapier.

Where is that diva, anyway?

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (LuB2s)

269

College has become Day Care.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (IXrOn)

270

5th and 6th grade. Once a month would be at the local armory for shooting instruction. We'd bring our rifles to school and stack them in the cloak room until it was time for us to go pop some caps.


Culture was stronger then.

Posted by: --- at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (MMC8r)

271 Thanks, Allen. What I'm grappling with is having two competing candidates and the Ivy kid who doesn't know shit will get the nod because of the name on the sheepskin.

It depends on your kid. Often the Ivy kid will get the nod, but if your kid graduates well and is willing to work his way up, he'll land on his feet.

Take me- officially I guess I'm a "college drop out" who, through gumption and hard work is a software developer for a multi-national specialty retailer. If your kid can take that "gumption and hard work" and add "Magna-cum-Laude in Engineering" to it, he'll be far better off than I am far faster.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (PYAXX)

272 Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (mizYg)

Yup. The whole ACORN debacle wasn't a surprise to me in the least. All government agencies work like that.

It's almost as if... and I know this is crazy, right wing conspiracy stuff... government knows that the more people they get on the dole, the better their chances are of guaranteeing that they keep their elected office for life.

The only way to not qualify for government goodies is to be white and male.

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (j0wOO)

273 269

College has become Day Care.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 20, 2014 02:19 PM (IXrOn)

With more sex and booze.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (DrWcr)

274 I know, from up-lcose personal obsrvation and experience, that MOST - -not some, but MOST -- of the people on "Disability" are scammers and malingerers. But they get lifetime support WITH THE COLLUSION OF FEDERAL WORKERS who help "folks" sign up for disability. There is essentially no filter.

Posted by: zombie at May 20, 2014 02:14 PM (mizYg)


I have couple of motorcycle riding disabled neighbors who if I put a six pack and a carton of cigarettes in a tree would death fight each other to be the first one up.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (GYg/s)

275 Can we go back to the days were, if your family didn't want you, we drown the 'disabled' in wells?
Posted by: Damiano

This is the most depressing fact in the entire country

Ever been to Walmart and the 800lb people or, hell, even the 300 lb people (lookie folks, if you're over 250, male or female, yer fucking dead early) walking around in "yoga pants?"

I hit 225 5 years ago. I looked like a damn chipmunk. 175 now. Why? because I'm not stupid. I was. Now I'm not.

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (x3YFz)

276 Stupid being a grown up.
Posted by: alexthechick - Raaaaawwwwwrrr at May 20, 2014 02:15 PM


To paraphrase Dr. Who (Tom Baker, ftw!), what's the point of being a grownup if you can't act childish once in a while?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 20, 2014 02:21 PM (knoK7)

277 College has become Day Care.


You can't expect a woman to set aside her career for 26 years just to raise a child.

Posted by: garrett at May 20, 2014 02:21 PM (LuB2s)

278 They're rapiering everyone in there.

Posted by: Sheep Smith at May 20, 2014 02:21 PM (LJ7Ze)

279 A few years working will wash it out of her.

Hasn't helped half my cow-orkers.

Posted by: HR at May 20, 2014 02:21 PM (ZKzrr)

280 When I was in elementary school, the PEAK program would take me and a few other students to Higgins Armory all day on Wednesdays for half the school year. 10-year olds being taught the finer points of battlement construction between "breaks" where we got to wear and handle medieval armor and arms. Public school, even.

Posted by: Lincolntf at May 20, 2014 02:22 PM (ZshNr)

281 Success in the market place means pursuing opportunities that are being ignored.
Posted by: Smith The Contrarian at May 20, 2014 02:18 PM (lYnTq)


But the problem is that no school wants to do that (or too few do). My point was that, to fill that niche, you'd basically have to start up a new school.

Though there are some that are still sane-ish. Texas A&M, for instance, or any of the Military schools. Basically any school with a strong ROTC program is probably a good bet.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:22 PM (PYAXX)

282 @ 257 Lauren,

I hate that. I see people on disability loading up the golf clubs or fishing gear into the car and off they go. They are stealing from everyone.

I have some good years and bad years moneywise, but I at least I can hold my head up proud and say I didn't steal from the American people.

You are correct, for every scammer on disability there is some poor, real disabled guy who can't collect benefits. It makes my blood boil.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 20, 2014 02:22 PM (VfbdK)

283 57 Went to college, failed miserably. While there joined a club. Club went to have picture taken for yearbook. Photographer asked, "Which group is this? OH! the pistol club" when everyone in the first two rows pulled pistols.

Could have been the rap club.

Posted by: Weirddave at May 20, 2014 02:23 PM (N/cFh)

284 Anna Puma, I am suggesting you consider spending some of that $400 on parking at the Anatole. They might even give a discount.

Posted by: fluffy at May 20, 2014 02:23 PM (Ua6T/)

285
Wanna see a lefties head go all splodey???

Compare gun safety to sex ed.

I mean.... if just saying no doesnt work and theyre going to do it anyway.... why not teach them how to safely do it.????

Hilarity ensues.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 20, 2014 02:24 PM (nELVU)

286 Nite all. Its 2:26 am here and the bed calls. It's sleepy time.

Have a good one Rons and Ettes.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 20, 2014 02:25 PM (VfbdK)

287 285 They could also teach them how to drink responsibly.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:26 PM (LJ7Ze)

288 >>'Newington teen asks Joe Biden to prom.'<<

Take it to the bank, wingnuts:

I'm gonna hit that.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2014 02:26 PM (S+el1)

289 No kidding - honestly, I could probably hire two FTEs to be his private tutors for what a four year degree would cost...and he'd get a better education out of it.
Posted by: @JohnTant at May 20, 2014 02:16 PM (PFy0L)

This is how the world SHOULD work. Apprenticeships.

Unfortunately, the sad fact is that if some kid with talent and interest went this route, he/ she would undoubtedly learn more and have 1000 times the value of any other kid coming out of a university- however- the kid out of the university would be first in line for a job because of HR departments.

Experience, knowledge, and results don't matter much anymore. The only valid capital for HR departments is what initials come after your name.

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:26 PM (j0wOO)

290
NDSU was started as an agricultural college

in fact

they had a barn on campus

far far more people are injured on farm equipment than with fencing foils

I called the Student Affairs Office, the Public Affairs Office, and the President's Office

they have no press release at the ready, they are unprepared

in short, they do not know what the fuck they are doing

as this is a club, the decision was prolly make by the VP of student affairs

a guy named Prakash Mathew

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:27 PM (zOTsN)

291 My therapist confirmed that fencing foils are indeed subliminal penises and therfore anathema to the campus environment

Posted by: MAx at May 20, 2014 02:27 PM (b7yum)

292 MOTHER.

FUCKING.

IDIOTS.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 20, 2014 02:28 PM (wtvvX)

293 Let me tell you wingnuts something:

you don't need a gun. All you need is an epee. Wave it out your window whenever you believe an intruder might break in.

If that fails, blast 'em with a shotgun through the door.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2014 02:29 PM (S+el1)

294 292 MOTHER.

FUCKING.

IDIOTS.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 20, 2014 02:28 PM (wtvvX)

I wish you wouldn't candy coat, just put it out there. lol.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:29 PM (GYg/s)

295 you don't need a gun. All you need is an epee.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2014 02:29 PM (S+el1)


I read pee pee there for a nano-second.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:30 PM (GYg/s)

296 290 Most Prakash's are racist devil worshipers from Pokestan. Their racism even causes them to lie about the dangers of tea drinking.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:30 PM (LJ7Ze)

297 I am too old to suffer folls anymore guido

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 20, 2014 02:30 PM (wtvvX)

298 As a relatively conservative tenured professor at a large regional university, I am not surprised by this at all.

First, consider where all of the administrators come from--faculty and staff are often hired on the basis of the perceived prestige of their college. These schools are unswervingly leftist in policy and education. If they come from a non-prestige school, then these individuals try even more to emulate the attitudes and mindset of what they perceive as elite opinion.

Second, those few conservatives who survive graduate school (that is overwhelmingly populated by the left) learn to operate in silent mode in order to get a job. Same is true for apolitical and effective administrators. We just want to be left alone to accomplish our tasks.

Thus, even those professors and administrators who possess common sense are loathe to threaten their jobs and working conditions by challenging brain dead administrative actions that do not directly affect them that reify leftist notions of how the world should work. Such activists pushing these agendas are vicious and take no quarter--false allegations, ostracism, cuts in funding opportunities, travel, etc. and no less than personal attacks, vandalism are all used as weapons in this uncivil age.

Even my university which is in a considerably conservative area has increasingly adopted policies and positions that echo those of the more "elite" institutions. For that reason and some others such as the decline in reading ability of students, I am pessimistic about the future--both for personal reasons and for the U.S. in general.


Posted by: wg at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (S7TeX)

299 *fools*

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (wtvvX)

300
I have no doubt that Prakash made the call to ban

and that they have no idea what is about to hit them

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (zOTsN)

301 Experience, knowledge, and results don't matter much anymore. The only valid capital for HR departments is what initials come after your name.

All too often this is true. Until you have enough experience that they care about that more than your degree.

Which is where apprenticeships can be nice, depending on how they're set up. If you "apprentice" for 3 years, that's 3 years' experience on your Resume. That will at least get you a phone-screen in just about any IT shop in the country.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (PYAXX)

302 So then... longbows or crossbows.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (XO6WW)

303 One day they'll make a board with a nail in it so big, it destroys them all!

Posted by: Kodos at May 20, 2014 02:32 PM (QupBk)

304
The funny part is these nitwits would go totally apoplectic if they saw the Horde's armory.

They'd need scuba gear. Hordelings are the most careless canoeists anywhere.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at May 20, 2014 02:32 PM (JtwS4)

305 This is how the world SHOULD work. Apprenticeships.>>

My grandfather started at Ford back in the 1920s as a machinists apprentice. Worked his way up to being a VP in charge of setting up plants in South America. Guy had real world skills and understood what the real workers actually do all day.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at May 20, 2014 02:32 PM (Mxs5H)

306 I got the Chipotle's once.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:33 PM (LJ7Ze)

307 so when do they toss off campus rough consensual sex, s&m, etc?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 20, 2014 02:33 PM (HVff2)

308 297 I am too old to suffer folls anymore guido


Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 20, 2014 02:30 PM (wtvvX)


Agreed. Me too. it just comes out of my mouth now. And I just feel better.

Posted by: Guido at May 20, 2014 02:33 PM (GYg/s)

309

I mean.... if just saying no doesnt work and theyre going to do it anyway.... why not teach them how to safely do it.????


Funny how they don't accept the inevitability of smoking, overeating, fossil fuels, or anything else they are pretty damn sure they can stamp out. But they're convinced that anything else is unalterable.

Posted by: --- at May 20, 2014 02:33 PM (MMC8r)

310 When I was at NDSU I was (briefly) on the Pistol Team... there is a *shooting range* in the basement of the Old Field House. (It was old, for all I know it's been torn down). It was rated for .22s. The Army ROTC used it, mostly. I used it to kick Army butt with awesome sharpshooting skills to take home the turkey from their open-to-all-students turkey shoot. Go Air Force!

My opinion of forcing the fencing club off campus is...

Eat it suckers! You know you supported not having guns on campus, and you know you freaked out at the farmers with their buck knives on their belts... did you really think they'd never come for YOU?

Posted by: Synova at May 20, 2014 02:33 PM (7/PU+)

311 Once upon a time, when I was knitting regularly, someone made fun of me for it. I calmly informed them that by carrying around some yarn, I was also able to carry around 14" metal spikes and nobody looked twice at any of it.

Posted by: AngelEm at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (bo1ZH)

312 so when do they toss off campus rough consensual sex, s&m, etc?

They effectively already have.

If you're a (male) college student, having sex with another student is one of the most stupid decisions you can make.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (PYAXX)

313
Posted by: MostlyRight at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (hhmD7)


Remember the Duke LaCross rape witch-hunt? The gang of 88 professors that tried, convicted, and wanted to lynch those men based on the word of a crazy criminal stripper? None of them ever recanted.

I'd cross Duke off my list.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (N7QgG)

314 Poor Tom "Sofa Jumper" Cruise... seems his upcoming film just might be a real dog. In other words we might be better served to merely go read the manga its based on.

http://tinyurl.com/pwgpdc7

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (+xg/D)

315 Jerry Sandusky's partner in the Clime Syndicate is still on campus.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:35 PM (LJ7Ze)

316 Prakash and his family have lived in Fargo for 30 years. He is about to retire

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:35 PM (zOTsN)

317 312 so when do they toss off campus rough consensual sex, s&m, etc?

They effectively already have.

If you're a (male) college student, having sex with another student is one of the most stupid decisions you can make.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (PYAXX)

^This. She can accuse the male of rape at any time, for any reason, and his academic career is done.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 02:35 PM (DrWcr)

318 I'd cross Duke off my list.

Posted by: rd at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (N7QgG)


Not so fast. That freshman girl sitting next to you might be a pr0n star!

Posted by: EC at May 20, 2014 02:35 PM (GQ8sn)

319 In other words we might be better served to merely go read the manga its based on.


In what reality would that *not* have been the case.

Of course, now I want to see a (well done) Live Action Appleseed movie...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:36 PM (PYAXX)

320 If only one bruised pectoral muscle is prevented, then this is totally worth it.

Posted by: Countrysquire at May 20, 2014 02:37 PM (eEBON)

321 In other words, she encouraged him -- forced him, actually -- to cheat, in a system that is already lax and corrupt to the nth degree. And what what I see, hear and observe, vast sectors of the population qualified for "disability" with the same level of fraud and collusion. It has just become a universal form of extra welfare for the unethical.

And this is where I kick myself for being a sucker, playing by the rules. What's the point?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 02:37 PM (zF6Iw)

322 Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:20 PM (x3YFz)

Exactly. Most "disabled" people I know of are overweight.

Sorry, being overweight is not a disability. Eat less, move more. There is no excuse to subsidize 10,000 calories per day and sedentary behavior on taxpayer dollars.

The same goes for paying for lap band and similar surgeries. Further, everyone I know who's ever had lap band or similar surgery ends up being as big as a house again inside of 1-3 years, once they stretch their stomach out again. If your weight can be controlled by a lap band, then it can be controlled by self discipline. Guess which is more effective?

Yeah, I know that there are some overweight people who have legitimate medical issues that cause their weight problem. Fine. Let the medical issue be the criteria for disability, not weight.

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:37 PM (j0wOO)

323 Prakash and his family have lived in Fargo for 30 years. He is about to retire


What I don't get about Fargo is the kidnapping was in Minneapolis and the killings were in Brainerd so where does Fargo come into it?

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2014 02:38 PM (GXZgZ)

324 I bet Footballers inflict more injuries and commit more rapes than the Fencers.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:38 PM (LJ7Ze)

325 I bet Footballers inflict more injuries and commit more rapes are more rapier than the Fencers.
Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:38 PM (LJ7Ze)


FIFY.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:39 PM (PYAXX)

326 And this is where I kick myself for being a sucker, playing by the rules. What's the point?


A little self respect. That's all I got.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2014 02:39 PM (GXZgZ)

327 AllenG, I tried to grok the bus lines and rail lines but my eyes crossed... its multi-colored spaghetti.

Live action Appleseed movie? Oh dear. How to get studio execs to green-light it? Mention under all that cyborg upgrades is an AA male while Deunan, though blond, is a half AA female. Racial checkboxes seriously checked.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:39 PM (+xg/D)

328 Let the medical issue be the criteria for disability, not weight.

Even more crazy:

Stop having the US Taxpayer subsidize the "disabled."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:40 PM (PYAXX)

329 So does this mean the sword is mightier than the pen, or that the pen truly is mightier than the sword, or the penis mightier?


Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 20, 2014 02:40 PM (G/s6B)

330 How fat do you have to be to be disabled? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Meghan McCain at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (LJ7Ze)

331 Ya know, it's almost like liberalism is a stage of evolution. You start out by conquering the world. You come home and start a business, or join the union, or get a good office job. Your kids go to college.

You enjoy prosperity, turn a little liberal, give peace a chance, can't we all just be friends, don't rock the boat.

Then one day the barbarians are at the gate and your world conquering skills have been forgotten.

Posted by: Smith The Contrarian at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (lYnTq)

332 Stop having the US Taxpayer subsidize the "disabled."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:40 PM (PYAXX)

Except for veterans injured in war.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (QFxY5)

333
Even my university which is in a considerably conservative area has increasingly adopted policies and positions that echo those of the more "elite" institutions. For that reason and some others such as the decline in reading ability of students, I am pessimistic about the future--both for personal reasons and for the U.S. in general.


Posted by: wg at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (S7TeX)
Even my university which is in a considerably conservative area has increasingly adopted policies and positions that echo those of the more "elite" institutions. For that reason and some others such as the decline in reading ability of students, I am pessimistic about the future--both for personal reasons and for the U.S. in general.


Posted by: wg at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (S7TeX)

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (x3YFz)

334 Breaking: Another black-robed tyrant strikes down a common-sense marriage law, this time in PA. Again, a Dem state AG refused to defend the law.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (Q3tFF)

335 And this is where I kick myself for being a sucker, playing by the rules. What's the point?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 02:37 PM (zF6Iw)

I'm with you. What's worse is that people like us aren't playing by the rules anymore. The "rules" are now- suck the government tit.

All we accomplish anymore by playing by the old rules is supporting "to each according to their ability".

Every day I debate on just saying screw it and finding a way to drop off the grid until the burning times have come and gone.

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (j0wOO)

336 Not to be putting sword and penis in same sentence thank you.

Posted by: eleven at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (GXZgZ)

337 Talk about special snowflakes trying to game the system. Friend works at the VA handling claims and veterans. She got a PTSD claim filed by one super special snowflake because he claimed his supervisor stood behind him and berated him constantly.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (+xg/D)

338 I'm with you wingnuts on this one. What's dangerous about putting up a fence?

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (Rk8LS)

339 Posted by: Meghan McCain at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (LJ7Ze)

A ball gag, a bottle of bourbon and a pair of extra-large cuffs might a night with Meggie quite amusing.

Admit it....most of us would love to play with her ta-tas.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (QFxY5)

340
CAMPUS COPS REQUESTED THE BAN

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (zOTsN)

341 Good gravy.

ATM f*cking, toaster f*cking.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Man-dives-through-open -sunroof-attacks-Dallas-driver--259885241.html

"Nude and with no fear, the man slid arms-first into the open sunroof of a woman's car.

"A naked man jumped in," she told us, asking us to protect her identity. "He jumped in my car and he started attacking me."


People are whacked.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at May 20, 2014 02:43 PM (NnjE8)

342 More rapier? Well played my friend. Well played.

Posted by: Countrysquire at May 20, 2014 02:43 PM (eEBON)

343 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at May 20, 2014 02:34 PM (+xg/D)

That's what they said about Oblivion and I really enjoyed that movie. Of course I just admitted the other day I enjoyed that Joaquin Phoenix movie, Her, so I might not be the best gauge.

Posted by: Burt Toste at May 20, 2014 02:43 PM (pe7mV)

344 Except for veterans injured in war.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2014 02:41 PM (QFxY5)


I believe there is a huge difference between "US Government as Big Daddy Cheese" and "US Government as Employer."

Yes, people who have become disabled because they were getting shot at by bad guys so I didn't have to should be taken care of. That includes medical treatment and a pension.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at May 20, 2014 02:44 PM (PYAXX)

345
Even my university which is in a considerably conservative area has increasingly adopted policies and positions that echo those of the more "elite" institutions. For that reason and some others such as the decline in reading ability of students, I am pessimistic about the future--both for personal reasons and for the U.S. in general.


Posted by: wg at May 20, 2014 02:31 PM (S7TeX)

(snickle rafsikan farbek copis) I'm to the barrel for hitting post. we'll get to that in a minute.

wg: we're the front line. As univ professors of the conservative bent, we cannot quit. Ever.

you know how important this is, and I know exactly the battles you face with department chairs and deans and boards.

Hold the line. Never quit.

Ok... off to the barrel. ya'll left some snackies in there for me, yes?

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (x3YFz)

346 Shite. I wish I went to North Dakota College.

Posted by: zombie ned stark at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (5AsM2)

347 >>> Nude and with no fear, the man slid arms-first into the open sunroof of a woman's car.

"A naked man jumped in," she told us, asking us to protect her identity. "He jumped in my car and he started attacking me."
...

Shelter in place!!!

I hope she had her rape whistle with her.

Posted by: Damiano at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (j0wOO)

348 At least FL got rid of that stupid ban on weapons recently and universities statewide had to rewrite their campus policies about guns in cars.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (G/s6B)

349 ^This. She can accuse the male of rape at any time, for any reason, and his academic career is done.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 02:35 PM (DrWcr)

***

Like most things, there's an App for that now. For realz. You both download the App and each of you gets a code. The woman eneters hers into the guys App to verify it was consensual sex.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (ojnk6)

350
NDSUs student newpaper is The Spectrum. They had an article about the ban where they interviewed the campus head cop

he requested the ban

his reasoning is not that fencing is dangerous

but that cops responding might think it is dangerous and shoot the kids

so the ban is to make the campus cops comfortable and not shoot students

can you believe that!

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:46 PM (zOTsN)

351 Ok... off to the barrel. ya'll left some snackies in there for me, yes?

Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (x3YFz)

dude, I'm pretty sure you should't eat anything in the barrel.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at May 20, 2014 02:46 PM (G/s6B)

352 The funny part is these nitwits would go totally apoplectic if they saw the Horde's armory. Posted by: tangonine at May 20, 2014 01:53 PM (x3YFz)




What is this thing "armory" you're taking about?

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at May 20, 2014 02:46 PM (rXcBX)

353 Nood. Git along little corgis.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 20, 2014 02:47 PM (knoK7)

354 Nude and with no fear, the man slid arms-first into the open sunroof of a woman's car.

__________________________________________________

If your nude, doesn't that make it a moonroof?

Posted by: Countrysquire at May 20, 2014 02:47 PM (eEBON)

355 Something like 40% of everyone on SSI Disability was a USPS employee. I read that somewhere.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:47 PM (LJ7Ze)

356 NCAA identifies 34 schools with shooting teams. Weapons stored off campus? I fenced in college (70s) The best you could do with those weapons was a bruise. Of course we kept our weapons in our dorm rooms. My husband flew to a competition once. The pilot kept his weapons in the cockpit. There was a hockey team on board, with skates and sticks in the overheads.

Posted by: lurking grandma at May 20, 2014 02:47 PM (2VaQu)

357 And this is where I kick myself for being a sucker, playing by the rules. What's the point?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 20, 2014 02:37 PM (zF6Iw)


Look at it this way- the status quo is unsustainable. At some point (how soon we don't know) a whole lot of people are going to find themselves in a position where the Gravy Train they've come to rely on is no longer delivering on time.

Who would you rather be- a dependent who suddenly finds himself without a benefactor, or someone who can take care of themselves independently?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (SY2Kh)

358 Anyone notice that there are GODDAMN KNIVES in the kitchens at these schools?

Posted by: looking closely at May 20, 2014 01:48 PM (PwGfd)

I noticed lots of them when I was at USC

Posted by: OJ Simpson at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (aTXUx)

359 Like most things, there's an App for that now. For realz. You both download the App and each of you gets a code. The woman eneters hers into the guys App to verify it was consensual sex.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 20, 2014 02:45 PM (ojnk6)

It won't mean anything. She just has to say she was afraid, coerced, whatever, and it will be completely ignored by the school.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (DrWcr)

360
the Campus Cop said that cops might respond to students practicing, think they are really fighting, and shoot them

unbelievable

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (zOTsN)

361
A ball gag, a bottle of bourbon and a pair of extra-large cuffs might a night with Meggie quite amusing.

Admit it....most of us would love to play with her ta-tas.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 20, 2014 02:42 PM (QFxY5)


Fo' reals!

Posted by: Penis talking at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (GYg/s)

362
350

NDSUs student newpaper is The Spectrum. They had an article about the ban where they interviewed the campus head cop

he requested the ban

his reasoning is not that fencing is dangerous

but that cops responding might think it is dangerous and shoot the kids

so the ban is to make the campus cops comfortable and not shoot students

can you believe that!

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:46 PM (zOTsN)



They would probably object to a campus club for T.A.G. -- The Assassination Game.

Posted by: Phinn at May 20, 2014 02:49 PM (i5GO4)

363 AtC
Pixie will not allow a link, but at Amazon they sell a kitty Keychain which would definitely be handy.

To add to your look!

Posted by: Chillin the most at May 20, 2014 02:49 PM (gxtMZ)

364 It won't mean anything. She just has to say she was afraid, coerced, whatever, and it will be completely ignored by the school.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 20, 2014 02:48 PM (DrWcr)


She should be afraid and just submit.

Posted by: Penis at May 20, 2014 02:50 PM (GYg/s)

365
NDSU Police and Safety Officer Ray Boyer

head retard in charge and kid shooter with an itchy finger

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:50 PM (zOTsN)

366 The woman eneters hers into the guys App to verify it was consensual sex.

I couldn't consent. I was drunk!
And he forced me to enter the code!
And to download the app 6 weeks before we met at that party...

Posted by: The Girl, the morning after at May 20, 2014 02:50 PM (PYAXX)

367 I couldn't consent. I was drunk!
And he forced me to enter the code!
And to download the app 6 weeks before we met at that party...

Posted by: The Girl, the morning after at May 20, 2014 02:50 PM (PYAXX)


She was hypNOtised by my power!

Posted by: Penis at May 20, 2014 02:52 PM (GYg/s)

368 Ray Boyer, Director Phone (701) 231-6539 ray.boyer@ndsu.edu. ...

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:52 PM (zOTsN)

369 SSDI scheduled to run out of funds in 2016.

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:52 PM (LJ7Ze)

370 I would of thought fancy prancing drama major types would love them some fencing. Or is it thugs who fence?

Posted by: Erowmero at May 20, 2014 02:52 PM (go5uR)

371 Do fencers wear tights?

Posted by: Boss Moss at May 20, 2014 02:53 PM (LJ7Ze)

372
NDSU has a weapons armory for students to store their guns while they are on campus for use off campus

this is nuts

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:54 PM (zOTsN)

373 North Dakota State University students who are hunters soon will have a secure place on campus to store their guns and bows.
NDSU on Thursday is opening a storage site for weapons and ammunition for use by on-campus student residents.
University Police and Safety Office Director Ray Boyer said the campus has a "no weapons" policy, but that the storage site will be for students who want to hunt or target practice off campus on weekends or when they are not in class.
Boyer said right now, students sometimes place hunting equipment in their locked cars in campus parking lots. He said that practice becomes a safety issue if a vehicle is burglarized. The storage site will be mandatory.

Posted by: thunderb at May 20, 2014 02:55 PM (zOTsN)

374 Their campus paper is called The Speculum? And they are afraid of a 'weapon' resembling an engine oil dipstick?

Posted by: Erowmero at May 20, 2014 02:55 PM (go5uR)

375 If they've outlawed swords, what are we supposed to bring to a gun fight?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 20, 2014 02:58 PM (V4CBV)

376 So a teen age boy asks Hairy Reed to his high school prom but is bitterly disappointed when Reed replies: "I think you're a little old for me."

Posted by: An Observation at May 20, 2014 03:00 PM (ylhEn)

377
Texas AM has a fencing club.
Complete with barbed wire, posts, and post-hole diggers.

Posted by: drowningpuppies at May 20, 2014 03:04 PM (012vu)

378 Thanks for the kind words Tangonine.

My inspiration is Manchester's biography of Churchill's pre war years--Alone. Churchill never did give in that Germany and Hitler were an existential threat to Britain despite almost universal disdain and ridicule.

The existential threat to the American Republic is leftism in all of its shapes and guises.

Posted by: wg at May 20, 2014 03:32 PM (EfPOg)

379 Robert A. Heinlein was a friggin' genius: these ARE "The Crazy Years"

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at May 20, 2014 04:37 PM (TuCUs)

380 Why do't they make a "smart" foil? For the chilllldrens!

Posted by: Franko with extra mags at May 20, 2014 04:49 PM (bgJ0E)

381 If you want to be humbled unto the dust, read George Steiner's book "On Difficulty."

Or see him here, talking about reforming the humanities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyAqh4-18nQ

Posted by: Beverly at May 21, 2014 12:42 AM (Qhmgi)

382 If Obama had a son, would he be into fencing?

Posted by: jim at May 21, 2014 01:03 AM (VwhRo)

383 Calling George Steiner merely "a literary critic" is like calling Charles Darwin a veterinarian.

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