News of the Weird (education edition):

In another bizarre twist in the politically correct crusade, an Ohio 7th grader was suspended from school for 10 days (!) for ‘liking’ a picture of an airsoft gun on social media.

Zachary Bowlin said “The next morning, they called me down and, like, patted me down and checked me for weapons. Then, they told me I was getting expelled or suspended or whatever.”

Russ Fussnecker, superintendent of Edgewood City Schools, defended the suspension “I assure you that any social media threat will be taken serious, including those who ‘like’ the post when it potentially endangers the health and safety of students

And this wasn’t even an actual gun-it was an airsoft gun. Imagine if–gasp–the kid had a picture of himself and his dad hunting or something.

There is one school superintendent that simply doesn’t have the judgment, and likely not the IQ, to hold the job that he currently holds

News of the Weird: Yale Protestors

College students these days are so sheltered it’s impairing their ability to even protest properly.

 The rich snowflakes at Yale University are protesting how the university is treating one of the unions representing faculty on campus.  Well, of course, protesting has become personal these days so they decided to hold a hunger strike…at the personal home of the University President. But this one was different.  In the flyer announcing the hunger strike and giving instructions for protestors, organizers wanted to make sure that protestors were protected from anything that might cause them any inconvenience or damage their sensitive psyches.  Things like….well, getting hungry.

Yes, so there were special instructions such desperate situations.  If the hunger strikers got hungry they could simply raise their hands and go and get something to eat, and someone would replace them until they ate.  At which time they could come back and rejoin the hunger strike.   

 Oh for the good ‘ol days of protesting…..

 

News of the Weird: (terrorist edition)

News of the Weird (but totally great):
Muslim terrorists killed by a wild boars

Acording to the chief of a local tribe, three Islamic State militants setting up an ambush in a bitterly contested area of northern Iraq were killed by a herd of stampeding boars.

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe told The Times of London the militants were hiding on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk waiting to ambush Iraqi soldiers, when the boars trampled them Sunday. Five other militants were injured, al-Assi said.

As strict Muslims I bet they never thought they would be done in by too much pork.

JFK and Elvis walked into a diner…

MSNBC far left commentator Laurence O’Donnell has had an interesting past week. According to some reports, he was in New Mexico in search of aliens at Area 51 and stopped for lunch in a local diner, a place where the locals know more than they share with outsiders.

O’Donnell sat pondering the recent US missile strike against Syria, after video and medical evidence emerged last week of a chemical weapons attacks in the ongoing civil war.   As he did, who would just happen to walk in but JFK and Elvis.   And who better to talk to about the issue than a former President so O’Donnell invited them over. In the middle of the peanut butter and ‘nanner sandwiches, O’Donnell broached the topic and asked what they thought. After some hesitation and a couple of looks between the two old friends, The King nodded and JFK spoke.   He said that he knew the real story and shared it with O’Donnell. Continue reading “JFK and Elvis walked into a diner…”

News of the Weird: Napping for Diversity

In the increasingly endless source of crazy news items coming out of academia is this note….

Far fewer women than men choose to go into math, science and related fields (so-called STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and math) and this has raised diversity concerns. But, fear not!  As reported by the school newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University has come up with a way to help the problem:   The Nap-In

Photo by Amanda Prestigliacomo

Yes, the school is hosting ‘nap-ins’ at the Morris Library on campus so that students can “dream about diversity” and thereby help solve our social ills.   Areas in the library’s rotunda have been set aside so that students can come, nap and dream us into utopia for up to two hours.   The event is part of school’s planned events for Women’s History Month.

And for those who have in the past laughed at my personal ‘nap-ins’ on lazy weekend days, you now should feel ashamed since my actions have been officially approved by an accredited institution of higher learning. Further, know that I have been helping to promote diversity so you may thank me, in part, for the small progress we have made so far over the last few decades of my life where I have been a regular contributor.