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Tuesday, September 25. 2007
Here’s a good quote from an Art History Prof:
Oh wait, Pammie is at Stanford and she’s talking about Don Rumsfeld….
Photo: The Lane Reading Room, The Bing Wing, Stanford University
Posted by Gwynnie in Politics at 11:06 | Comments (25) | Trackbacks (0)
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There's no link. Stanford, Harvard, Dartmouth, State U, Columbia. They all indulge tolerance for the intolerant and intolerance for the rights of others who subscribe to different worldviews than theirs. Diversity has come to mean a PC narrow mindset; truth and respect, propaganda and conformity or else.
Hello Mater, hello Pater,
Here I am at Campus Plotter
Campus is very earnest
and we'll change the unprog world if we can learnest
I went protesting with a dark-skinned victim
He wanted someone on cam to kick him
You remember my girlfriend Jo
She took women’s studies and now she’s Joe.
All the faculty hate the Bushies
The student union has banned unhealthy Hersheys
And the board of regents wants more color
So entry tests get crayoned over to be less duller.
One wonders why the good professor stays in the employ of an institution that hires such a reprehensible person. With her degree, experience and correct world view, she should be able to get that job at the recycling center sorting glass bottles.
re the illo (and re lost traditions, too), check out this Winslow Homer --it has not only similar content, but the same colors & values):
Yes Buddy. Tone, colors even lighting, amazing similarity. You have a mind for image my friend.
lucky coincidence, LM --just happen to be a Winslow Homer fan--but, thanks!
Professor Pamela Lee, tho she proves by her assertions on the topic of ethical values that she herself has none, should at least, as a Stanford professor, know how to spell, or at least look up the spelling of, such a crucial ethics-related word as "inquiry".
Free online dic:
en·quir·y (n-kwr, nkw-r)
n. pl. en·quir·ies
Variant of inquiry.
For variant/ esoteric spellings and deviant logic taught at Stanford, do parents still have to pay the highest tuition in the nation as they did a few years ago?
Her Art History 301: the study and celebration of socially conscientious images by peoples of colour who never garnered attention in the patriarchal capitalistic art-world and also those by intentional/ subconscious white male oppressors who did (garner attention) by such ostentation as Salon shows and ear lopping.
Good point --what exactly does 'wrong' (as in, "spelled wrong") really really mean when yuo cmoe rhgit dwon ot ti?
There is no wrong acc to leftists, except to be rightist, but even rightist moralists seem to know no wrong when it’s convenient. That you don’t know of the National *E*nquirer is somehow mighty right and pure, tho’ :)
jeez--deadly--gutted like a carp and barely felt a thang!
Uh, that weren't no sarcasm, but clearly it's time to exit stage right when you think otherwise. Would it have been better to suggest you read the tabloids?
Carp- a great noun and verb. I don't enjoy the latter but fished for the former in a swimming pool we let algae over every winter.
#22.214.171.124.1 Anonymous on 2007-09-25 16:23 (Reply)
O, come on. Nobody was bothering to be personal, except for maybe the Stanford jab-post. You're intact and feeling fine, admit it. I do, for me. Life's good, despite, and on-going.
I couldn't care less about my sister's alma mater.
Lark, nice alma mater
I will pluck you, alma mater
#126.96.36.199.2 Anonymous on 2007-09-25 16:43 (Reply)
yep--"Late modernism with an emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s, literary criticism and philosophical aesthetics, feminist theory, media and the relationship between art and technology"
Paintbrushes? We don' need no steenkin' paintbrushes!
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.
As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".
In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy.
The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.
There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.
In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.
Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.
Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.
By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".
During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.
Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.
Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
Gosh, did u rite that? Mostg eggsellent, Buddy, and that offered from a Germanic/ Danish/ Eng ancestored body.
No more danishes. 25 and counting!
"Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters"
naw, it just showed up in a email--i thot it was funny re the spelling backen 4th.
Wotevurrr. Claim genius or savanthood. Same same. I'm sticking' to a few points below high genius as to be believalbe, beleevable. As to Jermin, is it all that appealing a tongue in the abstract ?
My "Mostg" is some kind of subversive misspelling that i never wood've committed to a comment. I blame this site and its pro-pry-itors.
Didn't think so.
Seems the 17:00 stands, altho' sum ov us r weried bout Budy's efishent germanticism, soft c's and hard k's notwithstanding.
Gee, I didn't even know that Art History profs were so up on ethics and international law. Shows what I've been missing, eh?
Wonder how Prof Lee would grade a student who was as outspoken pro-Rumsfeld as she is anti?
Just judging on her wild truthless assertions, I'd guess any student expecting even-handedness would be screwed.
Of course, that means those who agreed with her would get the same political treatment, only in the other direction.
And thus the darkest corruptions glide innocuously into the room, like that fog coming in on cat's feet.