I Got Knocked Down and My Head Was Swimmin'

… I wound up with the Dean of Women:

  • Now! Hampshire reports that things could get interesting at the Tea Party gatherings tomorrow:
    New Hampshire Democrats are engaged in a statewide search for liberal activists willing to attend so-called tea parties on Thursday and carry signs expressing racist or fringe sentiments, a Democratic source with knowledge of the effort tells NowHampshire.com.
    The source is anonymous, so this could all be bullshit. Still, it might be a good idea to engage any "racist or fringe" Tea Partiers in conversation. "Hey, didn't I see you at the Strafford County Democratic Committee workshop last month?"

    Prof Althouse has similar advice at greater length. One of her commenters suggests:

    A vicious beating of racist sign-bearers would help, but I'd wear an SEIU, Che, or Obama t-shirt to do it.
    I'm pretty sure that's not serious.

  • [NewYorkSocietyForTheSuppressionOfVice] Sad news for the Womyn's Club at the University Near Here:
    A group of University of New Hampshire students were told Monday they wouldn't be allowed to burn pornographic materials on The Great Lawn Thursday as previously planned.
    Instead they plan to use shredders. Doesn't quite send the same message, but otherwise the Womyn join a long tradition, and you do what you can.

  • In other higher ed news, the Daily Beast lists the 100 Happiest Colleges. The University Near Here did not make the list, probably due to the lack of porn fires.

    Neither did UNH make the DB's list of the 50 Most Stressful Colleges.

    Interesting fact: there's a lot of overlap between the lists. For example, dear old Caltech was #9 on the Stressful list, and #8 on the Happiest list.

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