Wednesday, December 05, 2018

"The author received death threats!"

Lots of conservatives and libertarians say "Welcome to the party, pal."
This is two brand new things happening in two weeks. The Middle Class rioting in France and forcing the government to back the hell down off their shiny new fuel tax, and now pop music fans telling Lefties to shut the fuck up about their diva.
If you're expecting praise for being so sensitive and caring, and suddenly some of the people you're expecting it from tell you to eff off, it would be a horrible shock to an Enlightened One.

Excuse me while I catch my breath from laughing.

The latest study published by the highly-credentialed researchers in these well-funded programs, “California's comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence prohibition policies and firearm mortality,” was designed to evaluate the effect of California’s 1991 comprehensive background check and prohibiting those convicted of violent misdemeanors policies on firearm homicide and suicide. The study period was 1981-2000, with secondary analysis up to 2005.

Using a synthetic control methodology, the researchers found that the comprehensive background check and violent misdemeanor prohibitions were not associated with changes in firearm suicide or homicide.

In conversational language, the two policies had no effect.

Higher Education: "I want to get rid of you, so I'll find SOMETHING you've done.  Even if it's bullshit."
Herzog placed Gouws on “Official Warning Status” on November 13, on the grounds that he was guilty of “substantial and manifest neglect of professional duties.” Sounds serious, does it not? Was Gouws out throwing darts in the Springfield pub when he should have been teaching class? Using students’ term papers for tinder at campfires for Springfield’s dwindling cohort of men?

No. Herzog’s complaints focus on his refusal to meet in person with the chair of his department to discuss some student complaints. The chair, Alice Knox-Eaton, declined to tell Gouws the nature of the complaints or who had complained, and she refused to put the matter in writing. Gouws has his back up about this, having already been subjected to closed-door berating on the basis of supposed student allegations that he was never allowed to see.
I'd be pissed about that, too.  An administrator playing "You can't know what the complaints are, and none of this will be in writing" is a Party enforcer who figures they can get away with anything.  And you'd be a fool to play their game.

One of the Democrats admits that their clown show over the Kavanaugh nomination cost them.

Well, that and being a hypocritical asshat politician in other ways.

1 comment:

B said...

So it's like "Double Secret Probation"??