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Posted on September 17 at 2:39 p.m.
OK, Now let the polemic begin.
The usual suspects will no doubt make their divisive comments in no short time.
Folks that never ride a bike at all ( and seem to hate them and their riders) will argue their point of view, while the "bicycle bigots" will no doubt be shouting them down.
Those of us in the middle, who recognize that Bicycles AND Automobiles are here to stay, AND those that use them need to find sane ways to exist using the same resources, namely roads and paths, are left puzzled by the insanity of the arguing !
Take a deep breathe folks !
On New Bicycle Buffer Law
Posted on September 4 at 10:11 a.m.
I've sat in her courtroom and witnessed her turn a blind eye to overwhelming evidence,documentation and testimony of law enforcement to rule in favor of someone in what clearly appeared to be based on skin color and surname.
It does not get more problematic when you have a sworn duty to uphold the laws and be objective BUT outwardly profess and exercise such a racist bias.
I agree with JarvisJarivis in that this is inappropriate and unprofessional. We can and should do better with our choice of Judges.
On Big Changes on Bench
Posted on August 18 at 8:15 p.m.
"Professor Eileen Boris wrote of the video footage: “If she appears smiling on camera, she is ‘wearing the mask,’ that is, she is hiding her actual state through a strategy of self-presentation that is a cultural legacy of slavery.”
Geez ... and to imagine that people pay good money to listen to this kind of "mumbo jumbo" from clowns like this !!!
I'm with you Bill Clausen: the elite club of academentia is too often so blatantly out of touch with how the peons of our community scratch out a living. In this case though the judge was not fooled by this so called "wearing of the mask"
On UCSB Professor Sentenced to Probation, Community Service in Theft, Battery Case
Posted on July 24 at 2:12 p.m.
Apparently Judge Brian Hill did not find the shorts culpable.... sorry about that Ken :)
I'd like to hear what the University will say about the good professor, ie what punishment they might dole out ? This should certainly tarnish her career.
Regarding "Trigger Warnings" My understanding is that The Academic Senate rejected the idea out right as imposing on their academic freedom.
On UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest in Theft, Battery Case
Posted on July 24 at 2:01 p.m.
ahhhh....Santa Barbara's very own " Borat "...
who BTW I'm sure is a very nice person.
One difference is Borat does NOT appear to take himself seriously... :)
On John Palminteri
Posted on July 10 at 2:09 p.m.
It's so sad, and frankly not surprising, that people ( you can apply this to whomever ) feel so compelled to label any critic of Feminism/Feminist studies as a bigot, anti intellectual, misogynist, denigrating to women etc etc.
Instead of engaging in a discussion where facts and logic, history, human nature and even biology are involved just discrediting the speaker with a label seems to be the norm. Sadly this tactic HAS been effective in stopping people from speaking, and in some cases cost them their livelihood. Josef Goebbels would be proud.
You would think that "Feminist Studies" would welcome critic, as it is in this way that your cause is strengthened by weathering outside examination and scrutiny. In many cases the fact that you attack logical examination to me is sign that maybe your beliefs and cause is not all that strong ?
I recently heard ( from a professor who was on the committee to review the Feminist study program at UCSB for accrediting purposes ) that it became clear to them that when the term "critical thinking" was used in this program, that it is, unlike in most academic disciplines, meant to mean critical of White Males and the Patriarchy. Imagine that ! So you by definition have a study/discipline that from the start has a bias in what outcome will be derived from it's work. To me this IS troubling and says a lot about the legitimacy (or lack of in the program ) But then what do I know, I'm just an anti-intellectual misogynist bigot.
On First UCSB PhD in Feminist Studies
Posted on July 7 at 3:22 p.m.
And before you take KV's endorsement too seriously I'd highly encourage one to have a look at:
"Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies" by Daphne Patai it can be found at:
Posted on June 4 at 10:01 p.m.
Though Elliot Rodger killed two more men than women on his deadly rampage, the mass murder has been interpreted by many as a misogynistic act because feminist ( gender bigots ) will not miss any opportunity to further their cause.
On Mass Murder Spawns Talk About Treatment of Women
Posted on May 24 at 6:04 p.m.
"The similarities abound between I.V.’s murderous madmen, so could anything have been done?"
Nothing like vultures picking on a carcass before it can even be buried... shame on you Nick Welsh !!!
On Isla Vista Shooting: Echoes of David Attias
Posted on May 14 at 7:18 p.m.
"The technology of photos, movies, and the internet have been interwoven with the respective technological advances."
Ha So profound !... Sounds like more academic "mumbo jumbo" regurgitated by so many liberal arts clowns who know so little about the internet/computing and less about the technology of image making... Dover Sharp you are really trying too hard, but not fooling me for one.. :)
The Harvard lampoon big book of college life had it right when they referred to "academia as faking it in a bold and aggressive way"
On Speech Is Free, Sometimes