Let’s Kick Off The Holidays!

December 20, 2014

What’s Santa bringing you?

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Thanks to John for the extremely cool wreath.

And In Continuing Embarrassing Crap At Texas Universities

December 19, 2014

Oh yeah.

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Well, I guess we could look at it as the Trifecta of NeoCon Bamboozlers.

We have Ken Starr at Baylor and Alberto Gonzales, who should have gone to jail, got a cushy job at Texas Tech.

There is an upside to Rice.  Maybe Cheney will help her devise a student discipline plan.

Reminder:  When you lay down with dogs ….

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Fun With Guns: The Guns, Guns, Guns, and God Edition

December 19, 2014

Let’s start out with an 18 year old high school student in Saluda, Virginia, who came to school with an armory in the trunk of his car.

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To make matters even more fun …

… perhaps the most unnerving thing is that police are working under the assumption that they haven’t even found all the weapons. Much of the ammunition found in his car does not match the guns he was caught with.

Thankfully, the guns were found before anyone got hurt.

And then there’s the I Love Jesus Gun Brigade.

In Memphis, a 4 year old girl was shot in the face by her older brother using their grandmother’s gun.

Boylan says her grandsons found the weapon in her bed.

“I got up to go to church and I forgot to put it up. They came over, and I just forgot.”

The girl is still in the hospital undergoing several surgeries to her jaw.

Well done, NRA.

Thanks to Larry and Jeff for the heads up.

 

The Rick Perry Academic Building

December 19, 2014

Okay, so here’s the deal.

rickperryfingerOn December 12th the Regents at Texas A&M University decided to name the main academic building at A&M after Governor Rick Perry.  On December 16th, they announced it to the public.

On December 17th, Rick Perry said it was “a great honor.”

Sometime during those 2 days, somebody realized that Perry barely graduated and had a 2.5 grade point average.

On December 18, students spoke up.

More than 7,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition circulated by the Texas A&M University student Senate asking the board of regents not to change the name of the historic Academic Building for Gov. Rick Perry.

At 12:12 pm on December 18th …

The Texas A&M University Board of Regents meeting has been cancelled. The only agenda item on the special meeting was honoring Gov. Rick Perry with a resolution and the proposed renaming of the Academic Building.

The cancellation follows days of push-back on social media by thousands of current and former students. Many have expressed anger that the proposal was not made public until the meeting agenda was posted on Tuesday and that the public and student body had no opportunity to comment.

Okay, now here’s the reason why Perry had a 2.5 GPA.  At 12:44 pm, 32 minutes after the Board of Regents pulled back on naming the building after him …

Gov. Rick Perry is urging the board of regents now not to rename the Academic Building in his honor.

No, no, Honey.  You can’t give it back if they decided not to give it to you.

I’m kinda sad.  I think “Double Digit IQ Hall” would have been a great name for an academic building.

And, yes, Perry appointed the Board of Regents.

And, yes, they missed a chance to be the only university to have their academic building named after a probable convicted felon.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

The Colbert Report

December 19, 2014

Like most real Americans, I said goodbye to The Colbert Report last night along with Willie Nelson, YoYo Ma and some other lesser known people.

If it was passed your bedtime …

 

I hope they all growled at Grover Norquist and told him that he is not one of the cool kids!

Friday Toons

December 19, 2014

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