Saturday, April 22, 2006

U of Washington Student Senate vs. Pappy Boyington

For those of you not following this little exercise in modern student thinking, allow me to summarize what has gone on before:

In February of this year, a student at the University of Washington introduced a bill in front of the Student Senate to commemorate Medal of Honor winner Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, USMC,ret.

In the ensuing debate, several student senators opined:
"...whether it was appropriate to honor a person who killed other people."

"...didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."

"...that many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men."

"...understood the sentiment of not wanting to reward those who fought in the war..."

Yeah. The minutes of that particular Student Senate meeting hit BlogWorld, and, as my Dear Old Dad was fond of saying, "The manure hit the rotating, oscillating, vector-flow cooling unit."

Hoo-hah.

Apparently to the enormous shock of the Univ. of Wash. Student Senate, the real world application of Cause-and-Effect is somewhat mind-erasing.

The Student Senate immediately went into Full Cover Yer Arse Mode, issuing multiple statements along the somewhat fuzzy lines of: "You peons people have misunderstood what was actually said", before wandering off into: "What the Senatrix was quoted as saying is actually a paraphrase of what she meant. You're just too damned dumb You don't actually understand what she was trying to say."

Yeah. Right. Whatever.

Then, of course, taking a leaf from the Liberal Playbook, the Student Senate then roundly took issue with anyone who dared speak their minds to the Student Senate about this. Damned pesky First Amendment.

Apparently the Student Senate has the Right to Free Speech, but if you want to criticize any actions of the Student Senate, you don't have the Right to Free Speech.

Much to the delight of BlogWorld.

Anyhoo, as of April 4, 2006, amid much prissy bitching, the Student Senate passed a resolution honoring five Univ. of Wash. alumni who had received the MoH with 61 voting "Aye!", 14 voting "Nay!" and 13 chickenshit "Abstain" votes, if I count correctly.

The minutes and record of who voted how are found here.

Rumors are, the Senatrix who expressed a couple of the above-quoted statements walked out during the vote, and as such wound up as an "Abstain". Which the Univ. of Wash. Political Officer PR flack maintained was actually (remembering the the Student Senate is still in 'Full Cover Yer Arse Mode') merely her way of making a statement as to how the vote was conducted, rather than a statement about the resolution. Really. Honest.

Do I look like I fell off the turnip truck last night?

Ah, well. All's well that ends well, and all that.

LawDog

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

No wonder, since Senators representing such fine institutions as "AMnesty International" are represented on the Student Senate.

Anonymous said...

Student Senates; HUGE egos competing for tiny scraps of power.

And you've got to love the hypocrasy of Amnesty International. They spend their time primarily complaining about how bad the US prison system is, but when you mention Uday's Iraqi Olympic committee torture chambers, they're silent. And always wanting to end the death penalty in the US first, even though Iran has public executions done with cranes, which typically happens after the public beatings.

I'm so glad I'm out of college.

Calico Jack said...

First off, there is no such word as Senatrix. You don’t have to take my word for it, look it up in the OED. You won’t find it. Female Senators are still Senators, even moonbats like Hitlery.

Note from the minutes of 4/4/2006, Item V:

Alex Kim (in part) states that next week is rape and sexual assault prevention week. This should really be learn to shoot and pack your gat week, but somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.

I wonder how many of these future leaders of the United States are able to clearly and coherently explain WWII, including the fireworks at the end and the epilogue in Nurnberg. I’d also like to give them a little quiz on the life and times of Gregory "Pappy" Boyington. Correct answers are rewarded with a shot of whiskey. Wrong answers are punished with an electric shock administered by someone who reads this blog.

That these narcissistic, egotistical, privileged little snots actually has the unmitigated gall to believe that they are qualified to vote against a monument to any WWII veteran is an accomplishment in self-delusion; That any would not suffer the consequences of publicly expressing their outlandish ideas is negligence on some older person’s part.