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University Could be Defunded Over Sex Week (Tennessee-Knoxville)
Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/20/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT by jazusamo

A group of Tennessee lawmakers is preparing to issue an ultimatum to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville – either defund the first-ever “Sex Week” or they will defund the university.

Lawmakers, alumni, and taxpayers are furious that the university allocated nearly $20,000 to fund a week-long salute to sex that included a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert, a campus-wide condom scavenger hunt and seminars on—among other things – oral sex and lesbian erotica.

“We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs,” state Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News. “I don’t know what jobs they plan on getting if they’re having seminars on oral sex and bondage. I don’t see how that will help someone in their professional career – unless they plan on becoming a porn star.”

“This is truly an offense to the people of Tennessee,” State Rep. Susan Lynn said on the House floor. “I am offended for the people of my district at the University of Tennessee having sex week.”

A university spokesperson confirmed to Fox News that the nearly $20,000 event is being funded by student fees and university money.

The nearly $20,000 cost was covered by money given from specific academic programs “who see a common interest – from law, from sociology and from history.”

“The university is providing funding for this workshop because it covers a wide range of issues that are beneficial to our students,” the spokesperson said. “It’s tackling important topics related to sexual health, sexual identity, preventing sexual assault, gender roles and religion.”

State Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News he is beyond outraged.

“They’ve been trying to say it’s about safety and birth control,” he said. “These kids are supposed to be some of the smartest kids out there – and they don’t know where to buy condoms?”

Campfield called Sex Week “completely ridiculous.”

“If they can’t figure out where to buy condoms, I question whether they need to be in college in the first place – if they’re that stupid.” Campfield has summoned university officials to the state capitol to explain why they signed off on the event. And he’s also going to try and withhold the university’s budget until they get answers.

“The university always cries poor-mouth, that they don’t have any money and yet they seem to have plenty of money to do this kind of stuff,” he said. “We’re going to try and hold their budget until it gets squared away.”

“This is not what tax dollars should be supporting,” he said.

Sex Week is scheduled for April 7-12 and includes 30 events including “Getting Laid,” “Sex Positivity; Queer as a Verb,” “Bow Chicka Bow Woah,” “How to talk to Your Parents About Sex,” “Loud and Queer,” and “How Many Licks Does it Take…” – a workshop about oral sex.

The university spokesperson said the student organizers did a good job making sure there are things to appeal to all students.

Noted lesbian bondage expert and erotica author Sinclair Sexsmith is scheduled to deliver a lecture titled, “Messing Around with Gender."

UT student Brianna Rader, one of the founders of Sex Week, told Fox News that Sexsmith will not be engaging in lesbian bondage demonstrations during her appearance.

“She’s doing a workshop on poetry about sexuality,” Rader said. ‘She’s also going to be talking about constructing and reconstructing gender roles in society.”

The content of sex week prompted Rep. Bill Dunn to express his outrage on the House floor. “It’s debauchery,” he told Fox News. “They are treating sex in such a frivolous manner.”

Dunn, who graduated from the University of Tennessee, said he’s been overwhelmed with phone calls from angry citizens.

“I don’t think they approve of the university using their resources to push forth a hook-up agenda,” he said.

Dunn said he’s been in touch with university officials who told him they’ve already launched an internal inquiry into who ultimately gave the thumbs up for the event.

“There’s going to be an investigation as to whose thumb was up,” he said. “I’m not sure the president of the university was aware of what happened.”

Dunn said he was motivated to speak out after the House passed three bills dealing with human trafficking of children.

“Society needs to understand you are going to reap what you sow,” he said. “If you turn sex into some kind of a game – and toys and debauchery – does it really shock you that people then take it to the step of ‘Hey, kids are just sex toys that we buy and sell and we get our pleasure however we want to?’”

Dunn said it’s time for university presidents across the state to buck up and have the courage to say certain things are inappropriate.

“It’s time for them to stand up,” he said. “There are adults who need to grow up and act like adults and lead young people toward what is good and health – as opposed to promoting stuff that leads to the breakdown of the family and sexual abuse.”

Campfield said the inmates are running the asylum.

“They say it’s all about diversity,” he told Fox News. “Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: academicbias; celebrateperversity; deviants; education; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; moralabsolutes; publiceducation; sexweek; taxdollarsatwork; tennessee; university
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“I’m not sure the president of the university was aware of what happened.”

If the president was aware of it they need a new president.

If the president wasn't aware of it they need a new president.

1 posted on 03/20/2013 6:29:03 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Yes! Defund this craphole! THIS is what conservative state legislatures HAVE to start doing. Shutting down these havens of communist academia who are indoctrinating the next generation of left wing voters.


2 posted on 03/20/2013 6:36:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jazusamo

Isn’t that what Spring Break was for?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 6:38:14 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: jazusamo
Great idea!

Doing a similar thing worked so well for Graham Spanier and Penn State!

4 posted on 03/20/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: NonValueAdded

I believe it is now and taxpayers don’t have to foot the bill.


5 posted on 03/20/2013 6:45:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Good comparison.
6 posted on 03/20/2013 6:47:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Viennacon

Proud of those who are standing up and saying we’re mad as hell and are not gonna take this crap anymore!


7 posted on 03/20/2013 6:51:49 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo

Who does UT think they are - Yale???


8 posted on 03/20/2013 6:52:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012; All

Since before I posted this article the University of Tennessee-Knoxville website has been down and still is, must be just a coincidence:)


9 posted on 03/20/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Great line!

“Well, perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”

10 posted on 03/20/2013 6:55:36 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: jazusamo
Isn't it natural that the next step of the sexual/amoral revolution take place on a college campus?

The world will soon have to decide in earnest...is sex a moral issue or just an animal urge?

Or even deeper...are there any moral/ethical absolutes or are humans adrift in a world without absolute values or Truth.

Human life is cutting to the core of this issue.

That said, Truth is and has always been...Truth.

This is the vine on which the gay life-style and sexual liberation dies.

If the is no Truth, there is no meaning to life.

But because Truth is self-evident...someone (God, ultimately) emerges as the eternal purveyor of it.

The final decision is...Obey or...Disobey.

This is the nature of free choice and the birth place of sin.

Without this freedom, we are only robots...and God doesn't want us to be robots. He wants us to freely choose Himself and the Path of Righteousness.

But if we choose the alternative...we will face the consequences of our actions.

This is the nature of life...and of eternity.

11 posted on 03/20/2013 6:57:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: jazusamo

I posted an article about this sex week recently. I was outraged but didn’t expect anything would be done about it. Glad the legislature is aware of what is going on.


12 posted on 03/20/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: jazusamo

How does one become a “noted lesbian bondage expert”? No, on further review, I don’t want to know.

Since when do college-age kids need any help or encouragement to have sex anyway?


13 posted on 03/20/2013 7:00:03 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: jazusamo
“We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs,” state Sen. Stacey Campfield told Fox News. “I don’t know what jobs they plan on getting if they’re having seminars on oral sex and bondage. I don’t see how that will help someone in their professional career – unless they plan on becoming a porn star.”

Obviously, one could earn speaking fees as a poetry-reading lesbian bondage expert. Duh!

14 posted on 03/20/2013 7:03:26 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Amen to that...Didn’t know how old this event was but was happy to see the legislature is up in arms.


15 posted on 03/20/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: expat1000

Heh! Quote of the day!


16 posted on 03/20/2013 7:04:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: jazusamo
."...perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”

Wow! Who's their scriptwriter, Johnnie Cochran or the boys at Duck Dynasty? That rocks!

17 posted on 03/20/2013 7:06:19 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberalism: knowing you're better than everyone else because of your humility. -- Daniel Greenfield)
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To: Albion Wilde

LOL! That does sound Johnnie Cochranish, don’t know the Ducks:)


18 posted on 03/20/2013 7:11:20 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Gee, all these wonderful classes in TN! Wonder what even more spectacularly degenerate classes are on offer nowadays at the more Lliberal” cesspools of “learning” up north?!


19 posted on 03/20/2013 7:14:35 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: jazusamo

The cultural decay is spreading south from Sodom and Gomorrah (New England)...will the good people of Tennessee defend their children?


20 posted on 03/20/2013 7:23:50 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jazusamo

Exactly.


21 posted on 03/20/2013 7:38:45 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: jazusamo

Anyone trying to defend—not deFUND—should be on the maximum dose of saltpeter.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 7:41:48 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Viennacon
Yes! Defund this craphole! THIS is what conservative state legislatures HAVE to start doing. Shutting down these havens of communist academia who are indoctrinating the next generation of left wing voters.

Exactly! This is where conservatives need to start the fight against the left. Stop funding left-wing indoctrination with taxpayer money.

23 posted on 03/20/2013 7:43:20 PM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: jazusamo
While objecting to the cultural rot in our universities, the promotion of debauchery, and the like is very much in order. I would like to take exception with the comment of Tennessee State Senator Campbell, “We should be teaching these children what is important to learn so they can get jobs."

Vanishingly few students at universities are children -- oh, the occasional first semester freshman might be 17, and there might be a literal handful of wunderkinder who skipped grades at a university the size of U Tennessee -- and the point of attending a university is not to get jobs, but to become educated. Job training is what our underused trade schools and polytechnics (which we should have, but don't -- sort of a 'trade school plus' that offers a more rigorous and broad education with a focus on job training) are for.

Beyond the promotion of immorality, things like "Sex Week" are absolutely contrary to proper education, as the promote they speaking and thinking of rot. The principal role of university education is summed up in what Prof. John Alexander Smith of Oxford told his class in 1914:

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

24 posted on 03/20/2013 8:15:11 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: jazusamo

Why isn’t the University spokesperson named?


25 posted on 03/20/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for posting this. It needs wide distribution.

Actually, UT is just following after the University of the South in Sewanee, Tn. This Episcopal school has done this kind of crap for several years. I presume they still are.


26 posted on 03/20/2013 8:19:31 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

College students are “children now”?


27 posted on 03/20/2013 8:21:24 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: jazusamo
This is why my family attends Tennessee's other intuition of higher learning.
28 posted on 03/20/2013 8:22:21 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: jazusamo

The only thing of value there is “preventing sexual assault”, and they can learn what they need to know from Professors Smith and Wesson;)


29 posted on 03/20/2013 8:33:32 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: jazusamo

30 posted on 03/20/2013 8:35:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Frank_2001

Both are excellent professors, they get peoples attention:)


31 posted on 03/20/2013 8:37:38 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Actually Knoxville {Jimmy Duncan's Congressional District} and East Tennessee in general outside out the UT campus is conservative. But we have a daily paper www.knoxnews.com which to put it mildly is gung ho liberal. They'll go after area local and state GOP officials with a vengeance. Stacy Campfield is one of the papers favorite targets. With the exception of a disgraced judge the paper will shy away of being critical of any Democratic office holder or any Liberal policies.

Denver, Colorado Freepers you can have your editor back now LOL.

32 posted on 03/20/2013 8:48:25 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: jazusamo
Oh BTW last fall a Frat House on UT Campus engaged in a widely publicized rectal alcohol sampling party which also made headlines. You'd think UT’s Board of Directors and the State Board of Regents would get a clue.
33 posted on 03/20/2013 8:54:43 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: jazusamo

did they have a lecture about the wonders of incest and beastiality??

oh that was Yale, wasn’t it?


34 posted on 03/20/2013 9:09:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jazusamo

I think I’d rather hang out with high school drop-outs than peole who went to college these days


35 posted on 03/20/2013 9:10:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cva66snipe

Universities think they are above the law


36 posted on 03/20/2013 9:11:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Reporters tried to interview her about that — but she was too tied up to answer. /s


37 posted on 03/20/2013 9:17:34 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jazusamo

Sandra Fluke may have to OCCUPY another skool!


38 posted on 03/20/2013 9:18:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cva66snipe

When I matriculated in the fall of 1966, the scandal was underage participation in sherry receptions. Seems tame, but it was a signal. Green light!


39 posted on 03/20/2013 9:48:32 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: jazusamo

In other porn news, legendary male star Harry Reems died the other day from pancreatic cancer. Perhaps the kids at UT-K can study his career...


40 posted on 03/20/2013 9:57:59 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: jazusamo

College tuition is increasing every year and funding crap like this!


41 posted on 03/20/2013 9:59:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: jazusamo; GeronL

surprise surprise! Someone else besides us finds this distasteful!


42 posted on 03/20/2013 9:59:40 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: dr_lew

LOL My uncle was a shift captain on the campus police force in the 60’s - 80’s. He did see some unusual stuff. Most of it was very tame compared to now. My late B.I.L. was class of 1970 I think in The School of Engineering. I made it through the VOC/Tech school down on Liberty Street twice. As close as I got to going to UT was visits to the Audiology Clinic at the staduim.


43 posted on 03/20/2013 10:04:32 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: GeronL
Universities think they are above the law

Really the last time the university ran half way right was when Andy Holt was still there. The rest of it's been political including Lamar Alexander's very short tenure as president there. Right now everything is PC. They're fixing to knock down the main road into the campus from a four lane to a two lane in the name of going GREEN.

44 posted on 03/20/2013 10:08:32 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Viennacon

“Yes! Defund this craphole! THIS is what conservative state legislatures HAVE to start doing.”

Agreed. When is the Texas Legislature gonna start dealing with the leftist cesspool that surrounds the University of Texas, and specifically kommieville Austin?


45 posted on 03/20/2013 10:34:19 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: jazusamo
 
"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.
 
It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.
 
The first stage being "demoralization".
 
It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.
 
Most of the activity of the department [KGB] was to compile huge amount / volume of information, on individuals who were instrumental in creating public opinion.  Publisher, editors, journalists, uh actors, educationalists, professors of political science.  Members of parliament, representatives of business circles. 
 
Most of these people were divided roughly into two groups:  those who would tow the Soviet foreign policy, they would be promoted to positions of power through media and public manipulation;  [and] those who refuse the Soviet influence in their own country would be character assassinated OR executed physically, come Revolution.  "
--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov
--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
 
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2095202/posts

46 posted on 03/20/2013 10:37:38 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I would bet that the faculty at UT is at least 25% sexual degenerate homo type. This destroying of a moral foundation is part of the demonic homo agenda for humankind.


47 posted on 03/20/2013 11:00:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: jazusamo

This explains the school nickname, the Volunteers!


48 posted on 03/21/2013 12:28:16 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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."...perversity does not make diversity just because it’s at the university.”


Wow! Who's their scriptwriter, Johnnie Cochran or the boys at Duck Dynasty? That rocks!

I confess I googled this guy to see if he is black! (He isn't)

49 posted on 03/21/2013 12:28:24 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Travis McGee

Good one, Travis.


50 posted on 03/21/2013 12:29:27 AM PDT by expat1000
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