The Price of Helicopters

Lately we have seen much SJW unrest on University campuses in the US.  To a normal rational person who at least somewhat understands the constraints and imperfections of the world, the behavior of these SJWs appears to be baffling.  Their demands for trigger warnings, safe spaces, immediate responses to vague problems, etc. are very different than the demands of previous generations of University students, both in style and content.

I surmise that much of this odd behavior can be attributed to the fact that so very many of these children are victims (yes, victims) of helicopter parenting; where the parents hover over the children, attending to their every need and most importantly, never letting them fail.  What these children learn is that there is (and forever should be) a higher authority to give them what they want and to make everything right.  From this perspective the students are acting just as they always have, with university authorities substituting for parents.  Missing from their mind is the notion that life is often struggles, and through struggles on learns to lean on oneself and not expect some authority to make everything right.

Furthermore, in the new order, victims and victim advocates are the new status symbols.  Since helicopter parented youths can easily pass as conventional victims, they typically gravitate toward being victim advocates.  Pure is their heart and awesome is their mind for doing what they do.

What to do?  One might suggest that they are victims of their parent’s bad parenting.  Also, one might suggest that they grow up and understand the world as it is, rather than their childish notions of how it should be.  What else might one suggest?

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101 comments on “The Price of Helicopters
  1. SFC Ton says:

    I suggest a boot to the head, over and over again

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that you have a good point. Fewer Children are being born making for smaller families, which leads to more attention lavished on the fewer, more valued, children. It’s the “only child” effect written large.
    I’m sorry but the only solution that I have, now that these people are grown up, is to let them land on their backsides hard.

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  3. Sumo says:

    As per usual for me, this is only vaguely related to the topic, but I read somewhere the other day someone mentioning that with all the yammering about “safe spaces” and those BLM dolts wanting whites, Asians, and everyone else not “dark” enough excluded, that they are essentially DEMANDING that segregation be put into effect.

    All those civil rights activists from the 60’s must be oh-so-very proud.

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  4. SFC Ton says:

    diversity plus proximity equals war so yea segregation is an excellent idea


  5. Liz says:

    Yo Social Justice Warrior’s so fat, she’s got a double chinook!

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  6. SFC Ton says:

    Love chinooks! Can drop a whole platoon of whoop ass on one approach, sling load a platoon and field piece, in flight refueling, 3 miniguns tearing up the wood line while your running for that ride…. not much they cannot do really

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Chinook? Yummy! Salmon!!!!!

    With one uncommon word, you get all kinds of reactions.

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  8. molly says:

    What to do

    Go to bed and pour Spawny’s moonshine all over our heads. We then might wake up with a solution 😀
    (heh heh)


  9. SFC Ton says:

    Chinook is everyday parlance in my social circles


  10. BuenaVista says:

    Hate helicopters. My idea of an auto-rotation is a deliberate five turn spin to descend quickly out of the practice box.

    Academe will consume itself now, I suspect. When there was a wave of this outrage-drama during Viet Nam, universities were still run by a mix of personalities, many of them moderate or conservative in outlook. Now they’re run by leftists, exclusively. So the triggered and frightened outragers are attacking their own kind. Should be fun to watch.

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  11. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A better idea-eat burritos! 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄

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  12. molly says:

    Fuzzie let’s do this to the EU Commission President:

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  13. molly says:

    We must do this

    Then we picnic in peace..

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that Ton will be jealous. I doubt that he has an action emoticon that fires an assault rifle. I love them!

    As for the French, may they sweep up all the bad guys at once and we hear no more of them.

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  15. Yoda says:

    The price of the pill high it might be,

    Four years ago I was struck by the unwelcome onslaught of adult hormonal acne. No one wants to deal with unsightly blemishes on their face, but as an adult supposedly far removed from the awkward braces-and-acne phase that usually marks adolescence, I wanted a solution—fast!

    So, I went to my doctor and ended up with a prescription for the pill. The promise of clearer skin and claims that oral contraceptives can prevent ovarian cancer sold me. I didn’t even bother researching the side effects.

    It wasn’t until a while later that I began to question my treatment. A friend shared how fertility awareness methods had helped her understand and treat her reproductive and hormonal health. Her alternative to popping a pill intrigued me, so I took her advice and began researching.

    Over the next year, the more I learned about oral contraceptives and their side effects, the more unsettled I became. Researchers are increasingly finding that the pill comes with serious side effects—side effects that do not affect every woman, of course, but are certainly worth knowing about as informed consumers


  16. Yoda says:

    “Grow up” she suggests

    black conservative professor who found herself the latest target of student protests nationwide has one thing to say to those calling for her to be suspended from the university where she teachers: “Grow up.”

    Among other allegations, students accused Carol Swain, a professor of law and political science Vanderbilt University for nearly 27 years, of “unprofessional intimidation on social media” and “discriminatory practices in the classroom.”

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  17. As a parent in the trenches, the weird thing is all these helicopter parents put pressure on other parents to be helicopter parents, too. It’s almost like if you aren’t, then you are neglectful :/

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  18. So when I was a kid, we (kids) spent hours every day roaming the nearby parks, school, neighborhood. Rollerskating for hours on end on sidewalks. I would ride my bike to the store to get candy, maybe 1/2 to 1 mile away and back. I went door to door, alone, selling Girl Scout cookies (124 boxes!) We (kids) trick or treated door to door alone, past age 5. I rode my bike to the city pool every day for swim team practice in grade school. Today I cannot imagine my kids doing any of this.

    In the summer my brother and I would go several states away to visit my grandparent’s 160 acre farm. Everyday, my grandma would shoo us outside during her “stories” (soap operas). Those moments are some of the most fun of my childhood memories, exploring the creek, swimming in the pond, visiting the animals, hunting ripe berries in the garden. Yes we sometimes got into near trouble (draft horses stampeding around us so we had to jump on the pond) but we enjoyed it all so much, and learned to do and think for ourselves.

    There is actually a movement to bring back unsupervised “kids playing with other kids” time. Apparently it’s huge in the stages of development, peer to peer time minus adults. Few kids get this today.

    All this said, I was a latchkey kid bc my mom was widowed young, and probably had too much unsupervised time, but I enjoyed my childhood none the less. My only regret is all the hours I spent watching TV! (We had cable.)

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  19. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    What BV said upthread may well come to pass. These fembots and SJWs are going to tear academia apart. What I find hard to fathom is why. It is the source of their power.

    You have a level head. I am not worried about you.
    I think htat a lot of these helocopter parents may be using their kids as status markers.

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  20. Actually I am glad we live in a rural area where play dates need to be coordinated bc of distance. Moms I know in suburbs today have a much harder time, their kids are exposed to too much pop culture. So it’s hard to say… Perhaps childhood as we knew it would not work today.

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I am not entirely certain but, betwen the time when I grew up and now, there are legally mandated standards for parental supervision.

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  22. @ fuzzie yes, I am sure. It’s maybe both a loss and gain. Perhaps in my day too many kids came home to a parent-free home. Latchkey kids were not a good idea. But helicopter parents seem to be the 360 of that. Perhaps the (surprise!) idea of one stay at home parent was a good compromise?

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  23. SFC Ton says:

    What is “emoticon”?

    As a single father I reckon I did the helicopter thing when I had them. Sort of. Not the overt protecting thing. Mostly We did cool shit, shooting, camping etc but when you see your kids every other weekend and once a week you tend to spend the whole block of time with them

    France will not do what needs to be done; they will not round up and deport all non French because that would be racist and they fear being called the dreaded R word more then they fear losing the nation of their forefathers


  24. Yoda says:

    Spending lots of time with children not necessarily helicopter parenting it is
    Not letting them explore and/or fail is


  25. Yoda says:

    Helicopter parents and universities similar they are
    Teach youngsters many things they do
    But one of them is not “how to be stupid not”


  26. Liz says:

    I’m kind of torn on the “helicopter parenting” bit. On the one hand, parents can seem too “hands on”, controlling them by sifting their children through so many clubs/sports/classes and so forth it can be like a continuous train of events scheduled for their lives from sunup to sunset. There was a recent article in Psychology Today that indicated the average high school student has the same anxiety level as the average psych patient in the 1950s.
    OTOH, parents seem kind of hands off. They’re perfectly willing to let institutions/complete strangers raise their kids. Then they place demands on the institutions. This starts very early.

    I’m reminded of the time I went to the gym and our little ones were small. It was in Summerlin, a ritzy kind of gym. One mom brought her son and I overheard her telling the childcare person that her son “was being punished today” and he wasn’t allowed to watch television. Well, it’s a large room with lots of kids of all ages in there and the television was on. Did she really expect them to turn it off for one child? Well yes, yes she did. My thoughts were, if she really wanted to punish the child that way she should have stayed home and been a parent rather than dragging his ass to the gym and making demands on the overworked provider there. This doesn’t phase these parents, they have their own sort of entitlement issues. I mentioned this about the Child Development Center at the base. They had to give up “negative words” like “no” and “stop” and use “positive words”. So instead of “don’t run” they had to say, “use your running feet” and so forth.

    School lunches (Michele Obama is a moron) are similar. The lunches have always tasted like cardboard but now they are even worse. Parents say, “Our kids are fat! Do something!” so the government mandates fewer calories per meal. Not more healthful meals, just fewer calories, so we get hollow chicken nuggets (I have always packed their meals, even when I worked, they have never eaten the school cafeteria food, but from what they tell me their parents should be appalled if they knew).

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  27. Yoda says:

    Wonder if “helicopter parented students” expect parents to “make right” the student’s sexual intercourse I do


  28. SFC Ton says:

    LOL I taught my kids about double tap, controlled pairs and foo gas

    But I also spent a lot of time with them teaching them to despise moral decay and to honor the family name


  29. Yoda says:

    Wonder if helicopter parents should cosign consent forms I do


  30. Yoda says:

    Cosign at every step they should.
    Parents of both youths this would be


  31. Yoda says:

    SJWs — Trying to make a better world through other people’s toil


  32. Yoda says:

    they are essentially DEMANDING that segregation be put into effect.

    SJWs must segregate in order to desegregate

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  33. Liz says:

    Anyone else read the “shocking” report about Greece giving all the refugees papers?
    Maybe its been linked to and I missed it.
    Not sure why this is so “shocking”. That’s about as shocking as watching a 400 pound middle aged chain smoker have a heart attack when they try to run around the block.

    Greece is a mess. Did anyone REALLY think they had the resources to either screen the refugees, or keep them out, or keep them there? Yeah, good luck with that.

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  34. Yoda says:

    Confused the students are

    The title quote comes from a Washington Post editorial, which rightly condemns what some students and student groups have been doing. But I think an explanation is pretty clear.

    Newspapers aren’t about honoring safe spaces. Newspapers — at least not their news pages — aren’t about nurturing and welcoming and community healing. They’re not supposed to be

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  35. Yoda says:

    EU as it is now is not long for the world it would be

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  36. Yoda says:

    Stupid the EU masters are.
    Only path to succeed for EU defusing ethnic tensions it would be.
    Put ethnic tension increase on overdrive they did.
    Perhaps they need helicopter daddy to tell them how stupid they are

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  37. Yoda says:

    Deserve they do indeed

    The protesters at Yale and Missouri and a longer list of schools stand accused of being spoiled, silly, self-dramatizing — and many of them are. But they’re also dealing with a university system that’s genuinely corrupt, and that’s long relied on rote appeals to the activists’ own left-wing pieties to cloak its utter lack of higher purpose.

    And within this system, the contemporary college student is actually a strange blend of the pampered and the exploited.

    This is true of the college football recruit who’s a god on campus but also an unpaid cog in a lucrative football franchise that has a public college vestigially attached.

    It’s true of the liberal arts student who’s saddled with absurd debts to pay for an education that doesn’t even try to pass along any version of Matthew Arnold’s “ best which has been thought and said,” and often just induces mental breakdowns in the pursuit of worldly success.

    It’s true of the working class or minority student who’s expected to lend a patina of diversity to a campus organized to deliver good times to rich kids whose parents pay full freight. And then it’s true of the rich girl who discovers the same university that promised her a carefree Rumspringa (justified on high feminist principle, of course) doesn’t want to hear a word about what happened to her at that frat party over the weekend.

    The protesters may be obnoxious enemies of free debate, in other words, but they aren’t wrong to smell the rot around them. And they’re vindicated every time they push and an administrator caves: It’s proof that they have a monopoly on moral spine, and that any small-l liberal alternative is simply hollow.

    Or as the great Walter Sobchak might have put it: “Say what you want about the tenets of political correctness, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.”

    Which might turn out to be the only epitaph for the modern university anybody needs to write.

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  38. Sumo says:

    While the link that Master Yoda provided @ 2:48 makes a lot of good points, the thinly-veiled reference to “campus rape culture” ruined the whole thing for me.


  39. Pedat Ebediyah says:

    The answer is for people to promote justice and correctness (not POLITICAL correctness, but the truth of His Word) at all times in all places in the known universe for all people without exception. If you don’t wish to do that, then whatever you got coming, you had coming.

    Be a feminist all you want. You’re a dog to me. Stay in your lane. Don’t start none, won’t be none.
    Be a SJW all you want. You’re a pig to me. Stay in your lane. Don’t start none, won’t be none.
    Be a white supremacist all you want. You’re filthy to me. Stay in your lane. Don’t start none, won’t be none.
    Be a black nationalist all you want. You’re an unclean witch to me. Stay in your lane. Don’t start none, won’t be none.

    Stay in your lane. Don’t begrudge the dignity of other people at ALL times in EVERY place where people gather together and you won’t get your feelings hurt, or your body broken.

    Time is out for fucking with others. Stay over there. Keep my name out of your mouth or my affairs off your radar and you’ll have peace.

    If the “alleged” things at Missouri are true, then the perpetrators needs to know that fucking with people is a no-no.

    And the conservative “black” professor is right to some extent; and so is this sentiment.

    “The protesters may be obnoxious enemies of free debate, in other words, but they aren’t wrong to smell the rot around them. And they’re vindicated every time they push and an administrator caves: It’s proof that they have a monopoly on moral spine, and that any small-l liberal alternative is simply hollow.”

    If there IS rot at Mizzou, it needs to be called out, and the rotten apples thrown out. But screw you if you want me to quit my job over something that some other untoward person does. Kiss my azz.

    If I were an Administrator at Mizzou:

    “Take your classes, get your education, and don’t talk shit or fuck with other students in ANY context, or ANY circumstance. Period. If you don’t like nigras, that’s fine with me. If you don’t like crackas, more power to you. That’s how the world is. Nobody likes anybody. But don’t let that get in the way of you getting yours in the 5 years you’re here. Stay in your lane, get your degree and fuck them nigras/crackers. It’s good practice for when you enter the real workforce. Nobody respects or values anyone they don’t respect or value. Learn now, or learn later. Grow up”

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  40. Perhaps helicopter parenting is part of this bigger slow creep away from individual responsibility and personal freedom toward a nanny states tarting around 1980ish?

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  41. Yoda says:

    Human nature they do ignore,

    If you believe, as progressives do, that human nature is not fixed, and hence is not a basis for understanding natural rights. And if you believe, as progressives do, that human beings are soft wax who receive their shape from the society that government shapes. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people receive their rights from the shaping government. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people are the sum of the social promptings they experience. Then it will seem sensible for government, including a university’s administration, to guarantee not freedom of speech but freedom from speech. From, that is, speech that might prompt its hearers to develop ideas inimical to progress, and might violate the universal entitlement to perpetual serenity.

    On campuses so saturated with progressivism that they celebrate diversity in everything but thought, every day is a snow day: There are perishable snowflakes everywhere. The institutions have brought this on themselves. So, regarding the campuses’ current agonies, schadenfreude is not a guilty pleasure, it is obligatory.

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  42. Pedat Ebediyah says:


    “While the link that Master Yoda provided @ 2:48 makes a lot of good points, the thinly-veiled reference to “campus rape culture” ruined the whole thing for me.”

    Campus rape culture is a lie of course. These liars also need to be put on blast. Every false rape accuser needs her name put on the front page of every newspaper in the region: “LIAR”

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  43. Yoda says:

    creep away from individual responsibility and personal freedom toward a nanny states tarting

    “Nanny state” and “tarting” go together well they do

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    Word is Greece did it on purpose as pay back to Germany for how Germany acted during the Greek bailouts.


  45. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A few years ago, I had a single mom neighbor. Her kids activities kept her so busy she couldn’t hold down a full time job.
    I have to wonder how people do it.

    With all this codling going on at college, how do stuents manage to learn anything useful?
    In all seriousness, what is a degree going to be worth?
    How will these students repay their loans?

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  46. Yoda says:

    Word is Greece did it on purpose as pay back to Germany for how Germany acted during the Greek bailouts.

    Despite their face, their nose cut off they do.

    The hand that does feed, bite they do

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  47. Yoda says:

    “Tarts” and “Nanny State” remind me of this Dalrock quote they do,

    I think there is another side to the same coin. These women don’t just want to build a better beta, they want to tame the alpha. In fact, I think the former is just another way they are trying to approach the latter. They want to take an inherently unsafe activity and make it safe. They want to submit to a man without having to submit; they want a man who can tame their feral self. They want him to trip their danger signals. Even better if he is a stranger from a strange land.

    They want this all to happen without giving up their freedom; they want to play this out in the context of serial monogamy, so they can feel loved while also claiming their promiscuity is moral. They want to lose control to a string of strangers who have all of the hallmarks of very dangerous men, and they want a promise that this will always end well.

    They want to know that this will be safe, without it losing the excitement of it feeling unsafe. They are telling men to build a sort of serial monogamy amusement park where they can ride the roller coaster and experience the fear of falling or crashing, while knowing that just behind the scenes grown ups are actually in charge and are responsible for them safely feeling unsafe.

    One more thing. As I mentioned above they don’t want to be hemmed in. So instead of building an actual amusement park, they want roller coasters to spring up randomly in the same exact circumstances where the real danger they mimic would appear. They want to be driving their car on the freeway one instant, and the next experience the fear of careening out of control. They want to impulsively jump off the edge of the Grand Canyon and have a parachute appear and deploy at the last minute. And all they ask is your guarantee that all of this will be safe.

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  48. SFC Ton says:

    Not so much Master Yoda. Greece got fucked and while they fucked themselves Germany piled on and its my understanding the refugees don’t stay in Greece, they want to get to Germany and do


  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A lot of women must find the carousel very attractive.I think what they want to do is stay single indefinitely, ride the carousel, and be dependent on men via taxation and socialism.
    I don’t know how long men will continue to pay seventy percent of the taxes if this becomes common knowledge. Epsecailly if they don’t get to ride the carousel too.

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    Couple of comments were hung up waiting for approval of a new commenter


  51. Spawny Get says:

    Hi Pedat,
    everyone’s first comment gets hung up, you should be good to go now.

    “But screw you if you want me to quit my job over something that some other untoward person does. Kiss my azz.”

    Exactly! What the hell are these people quitting over? I imagine that some rich payoffs were secured behind the scenes, but it’s nuts. The Offendotrons will be back tomorrow, the day after etc etc

    If you’re the supervisor that told the lecturer to go…they’ll be after your job tomorrow. Should have backed the guy/gurl. You cannot sate the need to seek offense. You need to just tell them to (in the nicest possible way) FOAD, I’m not falling for your shit.

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    “the refugees don’t stay in Greece”

    No money to be had in Greece. Greece is happy and the gimmegrants are happy to just move along. The problem is coming where the chain of states after Greece start closing borders. There’ll be some wailing (and more rioting) from gimmegrants ‘trapped’ in Greece.

    We still can’t get Fucknut Dave Camermong to change the system so immigrants don;t get any benefits until they’ve paid into the system for (say) five years. Mind you, there’ll be blood and rioting if they do change the system. But then we’re heading for blood and rioting anyway.

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  53. Spawny Get says:

    Dalrock has written some excellent stuff, but this is his best that I’ve seen recently

    they want roller coasters to spring up randomly in the same exact circumstances where the real danger they mimic would appear. They want to be driving their car on the freeway one instant, and the next experience the fear of careening out of control. They want to impulsively jump off the edge of the Grand Canyon and have a parachute appear and deploy at the last minute. And all they ask is your guarantee that all of this will be safe.

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  54. Spawny Get says:

    I think that they should be free to jump off whatever they want. Whether they had the foresight to pack a parachute ahead of time is not my look out.

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  55. Spawny Get says:

    This should be on a plaque

    “Take your classes, get your education, and don’t talk shit or fuck with other students in ANY context, or ANY circumstance. Period. If you don’t like nigras, that’s fine with me. If you don’t like crackas, more power to you. That’s how the world is. Nobody likes anybody. But don’t let that get in the way of you getting yours in the 5 years you’re here. Stay in your lane, get your degree and fuck them nigras/crackers. It’s good practice for when you enter the real workforce. Nobody respects or values anyone they don’t respect or value. Learn now, or learn later. Grow up”

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It was months ago when I said in a comment but, it needs to be said again. How do people expect to keep afloat a welfare state with open immigraion? They have to choose one.

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  57. Padawan says:

    What is a degree going to be worth? Fuzzy asks (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    Social “Science” is due for a fall,
    Gender Studies and all,
    Their degrees are worth
    What fembots are worth:
    Two-fifths of one-eighth of fuckall.

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  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Sargon of Akkad has promised a video on Mizzou sometime this week.
    When I see it, I’ll link. Should be brilliant.

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  59. molly says:

    Waddadooda Big Red

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  60. molly says:

    Fuzzie 🐻 have u eaten yet
    🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯

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  61. Spawny Get says:

    Anyone round here qualified to tell Ton what an emoticon is?

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  62. Cill says:

    That’s a tricky one. Can’t think of anyone off of the top of me head…

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  63. molly says:


    Silly Unca S! 😉

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  64. Whoops that was supposed to be “starting” not “tarting.” Lol. Tarting is not good either, but that’s another topic!

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  65. Cill says:

    ‘Twas a freudian slip, Bloom. 😉

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  66. molly says:

    Unca S fixing his window

    (heh heh)

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  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You are the Queen of Emoticons! 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    I haven’t eaten and those burritos, one for each paw, are very much appreciated!
    Yesterday, an assault rifle. Today, a mini gun. Tomorrow, artillery?
    Ton will be so jealous!

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  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I like the blode kissing emoticon too. She looks like Bloom!


  69. Yoda says:

    I like the blode kissing emoticon

    A “blonde” a female version of bloke it would be?


  70. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That blonde kissing emoticon is VERY distracting!

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  71. SFC Ton says:

    Ton likes blondes. And brunettes and red heads…..

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  72. Spawny Get says:

    Yodes, you can forget wordplay. I got crickets for
    Inult = offensive comment (insult) from an Eskimo (Inuit)
    There ain’t no justice, there never was

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  73. Farm Boy says:

    NTs like wordplay.

    There should be more of a response


  74. Spawny Get says:

    Only in a just world.


  75. Cill says:

    I like the blode bloke kissing emoticon

    It’s clearly a bloke she’s kissing at 8:46 pm. Transparently obvious.

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  76. Cill says:

    I saw through it immediately.

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  77. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is a shame that she’s only a little more than a inch tall. 😦

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  78. molly says:


    I DO! 🙂
    (especially F. Dubya 🐻 )

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  79. molly says:

    She looks like Bloom!


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  80. Farm Boy says:

    He seems to have incorrect views,

    Picture, if you can, what has gone through my head over the last week. I am a Yale graduate. More specifically, I am a graduate “of color” who survived the allegedly toxic racism of New Haven in the 1980s and 1990s, back in the days when there was still apartheid in South Africa and activists didn’t generally talk about Halloween costumes.

    I consider myself the inheritor of three parental figures: my Filipino father, my Puerto Rican mother (with slave roots in a sugar cane valley), and my mother’s white lesbian partner. So I can swing Asian, Latino, black, or white queer, depending on the occasion.

    I spent my basic combat training in Missouri, about as far from the University of Missouri as Mizzou is from Ferguson. I was a private “of color” who survived the military-industrial complex, though we were more worried about being sent to fight jihadists in Central Asia than we were about hearing an “alleged” slur from a pick-up truck on our way to blocking a parade. I can talk your ear off about health-care issues for reservists, given that I had a head injury and received a medical discharge. But that’s for another article.

    Nowadays I teach at Cal State Northridge in Los Angeles. I am a “professor of color,” the sort of individual that minority protesters at both Yale and Mizzou seem to be demanding more of, to diversify the faculty. Currently, not counting people in early retirement, I am one of only two Latino professors of English on full-time staff at Northridge, the only Latino male who teaches English full-time, and the only Latino professor with a degree in classics (partly because there are only two professors of classics at Northridge and one is en route to retirement).

    I Check All the Diversity Boxes
    But go figure. I work at a “Hispanic-serving institution” of 40,000 students and thousands of instructors, where I have, if I may boast a little, credentials that equal or surpass the credentials of any white faculty member on campus. Not based on identity politics, mind you, based on passing comprehensive exams in Greek and Latin, as well as gaining fluency in multiple foreign languages. I am also exceedingly fast at taking apart an M-16, cleaning it, and putting it back together again. Just don’t ask me to fire at anything really far away, because I’ll miss. I’m a lousy shot.

    I may be a rare case of a professor being stripped of tenure and fired.
    Still, according to a well-placed source in the administration, I am the only faculty member who’s been under investigation for DHR (discrimination, harassment, or retaliation) this past year, and as of October 16, 2015, I am the only faculty member in recent memory to be facing “disciplinary sanction.”

    I was found guilty of a brand new crime that appears nowhere in the pertinent executive order (CSU EO 1074)—“retaliatory acts”—after an investigation that lasted 378 days. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Article 19, the three options for disciplinary action consist of suspension without pay, demotion, or dismissal. That’s a whole lot of suck, like choosing between arsenic, cyanide, or strychnine.

    Yes, dismissal. I may be a rare case—it is fully within the realm of possibility—of a professor being stripped of tenure and fired, like John McAdams of Marquette University, due to allegations of anti-gay bias. By the way, I’m a bisexual man married to a woman, the mother of my two children.

    Conservativeness Negates All Underprivileged Points
    With me there’s always a catch, a rub, a wild card factor. Although I embody everything social justice warriors claim to fight for, I also inherited from my left-wing lesbian mother a dogged refusal to dissemble. I am what I am, and I don’t like closets, masks, or phony avatars. I’m conservative through and through. I can’t pretend to be anything else. The world doesn’t know what to do with that.

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    It would seem to be spreading,

    Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.

    The Senate’s Student Executive Committee is demanding that Student Body President Jessie Pringle, Student Body Vice President Zach George and Chief of Staff Adam Moon step down by Wednesday and that the full Senate to take up impeachment measures if they refuse to leave, the Lawrence Journal-World ( ) reported. The committee registered a 6-3 “no confidence” vote Friday for the three leaders. One member abstained from the vote.

    The resignation demand comes after last week’s unrest at the University of Missouri and after a forum that University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little moderated on Wednesday, where a student group Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk presented diversity demands, which include hiring a director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs by Dec. 15, mandatory “inclusion and belonging” training for students and faculty and increased diversity in hiring


  82. Farm Boy says:

    American Football on Campus,

    College football players are gladiators of sorts. On the one hand, they are vastly underpaid for the risks they take as well as the profits they generate for the university and the scores of jobs they subsidize. On the other, in terms of college protocols, they are pampered and exempt from rules that other students follow. Being exploited and privileged is a bad combination.

    For half a century, liberals have pointed out that football players should drop the amateur pretense, join a semi-pro club, and make the money they deserve — given that their admissions, grades, and class attendance are exempt from university rules, and warp the college experience. Why do we treat as a privileged class those who so often do not meet university requirements that are non-negotiable for mostly indebted students without recourse to such lavish scholarships and subsidies? Entire majors, curricula, counseling, and protocols were invented simply to free football players from having to be students.

    Athletes are also exempt from the new liberal policing. The university campus has grown into a scary place, given the Maoist tendencies to go after race/class/gender enemies of the people. But no institution is more guilty of such politically correct crimes than is the football team.

    The majority of the African-American players on the University of Missouri team threatened to boycott their next game, unless campus diversity demands were met, including quotas to ensure more black representation on the faculty and staff.

    But why then would the football team be exempt from its own ideology? Did the players assume that their money-generating power made them far more important than the English Department or counseling staff? Did they think they were akin to nuclear plant operators and jumbo jet pilots — or the Democratic primary field — whose tasks are professed as far too important to be adjudicated by non-meritocratic criteria?

    Nearly half of the University of Missouri’s players are African-American, four times greater than the black percentage of the general population.

    Under the Obama administration’s dictates of proportional representation and disparate impact, publicly funded institutions must ensure racial diversity, even if they are not proven to practice discrimination.

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    She looks like Bloom!

    I would dare say that Bloom looks more wholesome.

    I like that

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  84. Liz says:

    “She looks like Bloom!”

    It’s like her angel and devil personas. 🙂

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Bot,
    It’s getting crazier and crazier on campuses and it is spreading.
    Coddling these kooks has got to stop.

    I wish more women were like you! There would be that many more happy boys! 🙂

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  86. molly says:

    Thank you Fuzzie!

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    Farm Bot

    I may be a stoic NT, but I am not a robot yet


  88. Cill says:

    I wonder if Farm Bot is the male version of Fembot?


  89. Cill says:

    Farmbot a gender pronoun it would be?


  90. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Fuzzie the Terrible Typist! I’m sorry.

    It’s not a compliment. It’s true.

    I think that I may have ebarrassed Bloom. If I have, I’m sorry for that too, Bloom.

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  91. molly says:

    “I think that I may have ebarrassed Bloom”.
    I think Bloom will know it’s only fun. I hope she does!
    Bloom is a really really cool person. 🙂

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  92. Lol Fuzzie, you did not upset me, I thought it was funny! I am not as blonde. Maybe for Halloween I could play the part of a West Coast style blonde, lol! Like, OMG!!!

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  93. Liz says:

    “Maybe for Halloween I could play the part of a West Coast style blonde, lol! Like, OMG!!!”

    You could combine the topic “helicopters” with the costume, too. Helicopter, chick!
    As Tyrone from Pimpin would say:
    “A minx in a Lynx. Dat’s what I’m talkin’ about!”

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  94. Yoda says:

    Coerce the storm troopers they do,

    s campuses erupt with protests and the TV cameras pan the crowds, an informal survey among the IBD editorial board members finds that pretty much every college student we know of is so busy studying that he or she has no time for or interest in protesting, no matter what the cause. To the far left, schooled in Alinskyite coercion, that’s unacceptable.

    Having gone to Columbia University myself, the vast majority of students seeking to mind their own business and complete their own courses of study, rather than spend time protesting, does have the ring of reality. The demanding workload in every department of the university — including journalism — leaves little choice.

    The most vivid sight I recall while there was of computer rooms filled to the brim with engineering and other science students working on programs at night — that’s Friday night. It’s the same even today with the students we know in pharmacy, nursing, business, Chinese Studies or, kid you not, performance art. There’s just too much work to do, the penalties are high for not doing it, and the hothouse atmosphere is very competitive.

    So it’s striking to see what’s become of Columbia, Dartmouth and other schools as movements such as Black Lives Matter gain media attention. At Columbia, kids are being coerced into joining protests whether they like it or not, as noted by Rick Moran, writing for the American Thinker.

    At Dartmouth, it’s even worse — kids are being disturbed if they study, with in-your-face violent pushing, shoving and screaming right in the campus library. They aren’t being allowed to study even if they want to — the epitome of what Bob Tyrrell referred to as the left’s desire to “disturb the peace.”

    It goes to show the hollowness of the various grievance-group protests gaining media steam on campus. Unable to persuade college students to join their “movement,” because most students have more important things to do, the campus radicals are now resorting to force in what Moran calls “totalitarianism” and campus ”


  95. Yoda says:

    Think straight they cannot,

    Spineless Leadership at Yale

    by Richard A. Epstein
    Monday, November 16, 2015
    When Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, my many progressive friends frequently reassured me that his presidency would mark a transformation of race relations in the United States. That prediction has proved half true. Things have surely changed in the last seven years—but for the worse. Racial tension and discord has gone way up, resentments have increased, and the levels of violence, confrontation, incivility, and ill-will have risen, taking an immense toll on our political and social institutions. Throughout all of this turmoil, the President has largely remained aloof, even though strong leadership is urgently needed to stand up against the radicals attacking our social institutions.

    Yet another example of how not to handle race relations came recently from Yale University, where I attended law school some fifty years ago in another period of national racial tension and unrest. The incidents surrounding the wearing of Halloween costumes at Yale has been well critiqued, but needs to be set into a larger perspective.

    The incident began with an email from Yale’s Intercultural Affairs Committee, which advised students to be aware of the risk of “cultural appropriation and misrepresentation” by such acts as “wearing feathered headdresses, turbans, wearing ‘war paint’ or modifying skin tone or wearing blackface or redface.” The letter goes on to pay lip service to freedom of speech even as it decries these various forms of social insensitivity. A letter of this sort from an official body carries more than a hint of official disapproval of actions that do not toe the line.

    That letter in turn provoked a thoughtful response from Erika Christakis, the associate master of Silliman College: “I wonder,” she wrote, “if we should reflect more transparently, as a community, on the consequences of an institutional (which is to say: bureaucratic and administrative) exercise of implied control over college students.” She goes on: “As a former preschool teacher, for example, it is hard for me to give credence to a claim that there is something objectionably ‘appropriative’ about a blonde-haired child’s wanting to be Mulan for a day. Pretend play is the foundation of most cognitive tasks, and it seems to me that we want to be in the business of encouraging the exercise of imagination, not constraining it.”

    Her e-mail provoked a fierce reaction on campus by some students. At least one Yale student cursed out her husband, Professor Nicholas Christakis, the Master of Silliman College, for his wife’s temerity to challenge the received wisdom. Colleges, we are now told, are to be “safe spaces” for students who are keenly aware of “microaggressions” and other perceived slights against their personal identities. This, too, was the argument the Yale student bombastically made to Christakis. Students like her want universities to protect them from any unpleasant thought or idea that may upset them. They of course can lash out against others from their “safe spaces,” but everyone else must back-peddle or face the consequences.


  96. Anyone claiming they need “safe spaces” should quickly be escorted to one, a padded cell at the looney bin! Safe from what? Freedom? Wackos.


  97. Yoda says:

    A bit draconian that solution would be.


  98. Why draconian? Such people are a threat to themselves and others, not to mention the ideals of liberty!

    Or maybe they could go on a group field trip to a third world country so they could see how ridiculously safe their lives already are?


  99. Sorry, I have little patience with those who want to restrict freedom of thought or speech.


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