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It’s a Barnum & Bailey World . . .
NRO Corner ^ | July 6, 2012 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 07/07/2012 8:25:23 AM PDT by Sherman Logan

Edited on 07/07/2012 11:30:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Harvard has appointed Vanidy “Van” Bailey as the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. Bailey, the assistant director for education at the University of California, San Diego, will assume the new position on July 16.


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Reminds me somewhat of the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 8:25:26 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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the newly appointed director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life

Just struck me that it would be simpler and more accurate to refer to her (insult intended) as director of abnormal sexuality.

2 posted on 07/07/2012 8:29:09 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

The fact this position exists is a resume killer for a graduate of that institution.

thanks for coming today, we’ll let you know should br the HR response for such an applicant.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Sherman Logan

The common term for it is Gender Bender.

Or, I suppose, in this case Gender-Bender-in-Chief.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 8:33:03 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sherman Logan

In former more rational times, “it” would be provided psychiatric help, not given a highly-paid post at a formerly-respectable college where “it” could influence our youth. Oh well, just jack up the tuition a few dollars more to pay for “it.”


5 posted on 07/07/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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Is this a PROMOTION ?


6 posted on 07/07/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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In fact, Bailey prefers not to be referred to by any gendered pronoun.

That leaves "it", which I also think he'd (sorry, couldn't help myself) find insulting.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 8:45:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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“...the College’s first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life.”

Does this mean that “Queer” is now a Politically Correct name for this bunch of....well,... Queers?


8 posted on 07/07/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Sherman Logan

Excuse me - it’s now the artist formerly known as “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince” (he’s back to “Prince” now - and please excuse my use of the gendered pronoun).


9 posted on 07/07/2012 8:46:02 AM PDT by Stosh
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It went home and told it’s mother it got a new promotion.

“Mom .I have been promoted to head queer.”

Arent you proud of your It?


10 posted on 07/07/2012 8:47:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sherman Logan
It


takes over a faculty position at Harvard

11 posted on 07/07/2012 8:48:23 AM PDT by Stepan12
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Harvard has a Director of Homosexuality?


12 posted on 07/07/2012 8:48:38 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama Kills))
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Harvard's reputation crashed a couple of generations back; but this is perhaps a significant further milestone on the way to absurdity. It seems to be trying to challenge the Academy at Laputa (encountered on, I believe, Lemuel Gulliver's third voyage), in pursuit of the idiotic.

This is also an example of the spreading contagion of what I describe as Cloud Dancing.

I suspect that those Puritans who established Harvard as an intended center for learning, would be spinning in their graves, if spinning in graves was in fact possible. Maybe someone at the new Harvard will commence a study of the possibility.

Cheers!

William Flax

13 posted on 07/07/2012 9:03:12 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Hardraade

Busiest office on campus


14 posted on 07/07/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: bert
...BGLTQ...

Don't they need another 'B' in there for bestiality? (Or are they just letting the one 'B' already there do double-duty?)

15 posted on 07/07/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: BwanaNdege

The Q stands for Questioning.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 9:17:36 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Sherman Logan

Woof.

This may be the instance where their exception proves the point.

17 posted on 07/07/2012 9:46:10 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Crunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunchcrunch...")
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To: Cicero

18 posted on 07/07/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Sherman Logan

Another sign that less academics, more narcissism is the mantra.

This is the same university that lost a trio of prestigious science/research staff:

“...UC San Diego just lost a trio of prestigious cancer researchers to Rice University. Rice had offered them 40 percent pay raises over their total compensation packages, ... They take with them many times that amount in government grants. Scrapping the new Vice Chancellorship for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion could have saved at least one, if not two, of those biologists’ positions, depending on how greedily the new VC for EDI defines his realm. UCSD is not disclosing how much the VC for EDI will pull in or how large his staff will be: “We expect that [budget/staffing] will be part of the negotiation with the successful candidate at the end of our search process,” says Senior Director of Marketing and Communications Judy Piercey. Since the new UCSD vice chancellor will be responsible for equity, inclusion, and diversity—unlike the Berkeley vice chancellor, who is responsible only for equity and inclusion—the salary at UCSD will presumably reflect that infinitely greater mandate...”

Link: http://www.city-journal.org/2011/cjc0714hm.html

So while Rice is pushing the advancement of science and research, UCSD is pushing...nevermind./s


19 posted on 07/07/2012 10:58:49 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Sherman Logan
Gawd! Nineteen posts and nobody's got on this one yet...

"Vanidy “Van” Bailey...will assume the new position on July 16."

Man, youse guy's are slackin'!


20 posted on 07/07/2012 6:57:05 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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