people I want to punch in the face

No, censorship is not a version of free speech, jackass.
And a real man doesn’t send his students out to do his dirty work.
Well, unless it’s part of his political indoctrination routine, I guess.
Plus, it’s evidently okay to lie to students about having permission to censor their words.

Two Fresno State students are suing a professor for erasing anti-abortion messages they wrote in sidewalk chalk on campus earlier this month, claiming their free speech rights were violated.

Video footage shows Greg Thatcher, a professor of public health, scrubbing out messages like “women need love, not abortion” with his shoe and instructing other students to do the same. Thatcher claimed that the messages would only be allowed in a designated “free speech area” on campus, and says in the video that “college campuses are not free speech areas.”

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However, Fresno State no longer has such a free speech zone, and an official said in a statement Thursday that “our entire campus is open and supports freedom of expression.” [story]

Looks like xe either hasn’t read or hasn’t understood the memos.
Or the Constitution.

And what kind of professor is so disrespectful to his students that he wears shorts and a Tshirt (phys ed excepted)?
The correct answer is… a putz.

Okay, one more
and, yes, a sidewalk is involved, here, too

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Why is there never a bucket of water* around when you need one?

Look, if she really is an art student, she’s obviously being trite and derivative.
(What? Well, reckon I’d call it, you know, Munching™)
* Two points for knowing who poured that bucket of water


  1. jlw
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm |

    they all need to go back to nursery school.

    the prof, as you point out, is a buffoon.

    on the other hand, who writes a statement, intended to cause outrage, in a transitory medium, such as chalk, on a sidewalk and then, when people are outraged, expect the statement to remain inviolate? it’s chalk on a sidewalk for crying out loud.

    much as i disapprove of the prof, i am sick to death of all the people who intend to cause outrage (or intimidation) and then are shocked, shocked when people are outraged (or intimidated as the case may be,)

  2. Jess
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 2:12 pm |

    As time goes on, college campuses will be free-fire zones. Until then, I guess this type of shit will continue.

  3. jlw
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm |

    Jimmy Stewart.

    2 points?

  4. mech
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm |

    Nowadays all we have available are little plastic bottles of water which costs more than gasoline. Try putting out a cat fight with one of those.

  5. Posted May 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm |

    You’d think that people would step back and say, “Is all this drama-queening really necessary?”
    But it’s more of a positive feedback thing with each hysteria getting more hyperbolic than the last.

    Yup, Jimmy.
    That movie has the largest collection of horrible accents of any movie in American history.
    It starred Marlene Dietrich playing Lilli Von Schtupp…..”Frenchie”.

  6. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm |

    jlw ^3
    Well done! Destry Rides Again
    one of my all-time favorites.

    Vitoeeshir ^
    Yeah, I always wondered why Marlene (hubba) was called “Frenchie.”
    Maybe they explained that in the prequel.

  7. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted May 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm |

    Take away the camera and Screaming Me Me would have said “Aw shit” at most.

  8. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted May 13, 2017 at 6:26 am |

    “Screaming Me Me”

    clearly not a voice major… that’s gonna do damage

    yanno, that scream – to the human nervous system – is like pulling a fire alarm in the hind brain. it’s the getting mauled by a lion *as* a dingo eats her baby scream.

    butt, these know-nothing feeeeeeeel-males are gonna desensitize others to it; well, others on campii. then, when she sees an actual fire / murder / serious injury no one is gonna come running to help.

    so… in a way, her little performance *is* an ‘art project’ standing for the whole “we’re all gonna dieeee” / “they are actual NAZIs” / “breaking into homes to deport chiiiildren” / “working with the Russians” / [and MSM] crowd.

    see also: this little gal at Rodgie’s

  9. rickn8or
    Posted May 13, 2017 at 8:33 am |

    much as i disapprove of the prof, i am sick to death of all the people who intend to cause outrage (or intimidation) and then are shocked, shocked when people are outraged (or intimidated as the case may be,)

    Almost the same reaction when they discover there are other people with different opinions.

  10. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted May 13, 2017 at 10:36 am |

    Someone should’ve called an ambulance for her.

    Is ” yogurt” codeword for something?????

  11. DougM (flawed)
    Posted May 13, 2017 at 11:49 am |

    ^ *waambulance

    Amber Lamps didn’t work, here, which is a cryin’ shame

    (Note: again, links are provided for future historians of the web, not for savvy KisP denizens)

  12. Fat Baxter
    Posted May 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm |

    Maybe somebody should call an ambulance, and tell them to take her to the local psychiatric hospital. Hold her there for a while under evaluation. Call her parents and tell them they need to come to Collegetown and sign their daughter out of the nut ward.

    Do this a couple of times, word gets around, and maybe some of these nutjobs will stop and think before they throw a tantrum.