Re: Cock-blocked

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This is just great for so many reasons.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 9:58 AM
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Including the fact that Moby was first on it.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 10:00 AM
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I guess I'm vaguely not happy he got fired. Still, I'm sure it was totally worth it for him.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 10:01 AM
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He was an adjunct, so it wasn't even a real job. Totally worth it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 10:07 AM
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I don't understand why he was fired. Was it because the school thought this was too racy (??) (and therefore un-Christian), because it was viewed as somehow "not fighting fair," politically (and therefore un-Christian), or because it was such a bad pun (and therefore un-Christian)?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:11 AM
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Jesus made a pun. It's in the bible.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:12 AM
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Jesus didn't make a bad pun.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:16 AM
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True. But it was a pun making fun of somebody's name.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:18 AM
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So why was this guy fired?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:22 AM
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Hopefully it was so he could make more cock jokes.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:23 AM
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I don't understand why he was fired.

Its because the first rule of Penis Club is you don't talk about Penis Club.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:37 AM
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"I'm not only the Penis Club president. So is my member."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 11:42 AM
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Jesus definitely talks to Peter about cocks in the Bible.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 12:06 PM
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13: "You are Peter and on this cock I build my church" is the line, I believe.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 12:23 PM
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Does Victor Yanukovich's naked painting qualify as auto cock blocking? (scroll down for all the ugly details)


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 12:27 PM
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9: colleges are jerks? You don't get protection from embarrassing yourself until you're tenured? Because we believe in freedom?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 1:12 PM
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13: Psalm 23:4 isn't in the New Testament.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 2:17 PM
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17: Different place. Think of crowing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 2:22 PM
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16: And Cedarville is pretty hardcore along the Christian faith axis. From their website (the second bullet point slays me):

Cedarville Is Christ-Centered
Our faith is not a label or a surface treatment; it is our lifeblood and permeates all aspects of the University, its programs, and its people. Missions and ministry are integrated into every facet of the Cedarville experience.

• Unwavering commitment to the inerrancy and authority of Scripture
• Creationist approach to scientific research and study
• Required Bible minor a part of all academic programs
• Daily chapels with relevant biblical teaching and authentic praise
• Discipleship groups that provide opportunities for Bible study, mentoring, accountability, prayer, and open discussion
• Missions and study abroad opportunities that reach nearly every corner of the world


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:08 PM
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I'm sure "authentic praise" is some code phrase to distinguish it from other fallen Christians sucking up to God with their inauthentic sycophantic idolatrous rituals.

Maybe it's hand-stretched artisanal praise.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:12 PM
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Just in the past week, Cedarville banned an alternative campus newspaper that had some LGBT articles.

And it seems to be retrenching as more conservative:

A philosophy faculty member caused a stir last fall when writing an op-ed for the campus newspaper on "Why I am Not Voting for Romney." The philosophy department staff has since been cut back. The philosophy and physics majors have been eliminated.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:24 PM
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For a relatively insignificant county in SE Ohio, Greene County has a diverse array of institutions of higher learning:

Air Force Institute of Technology: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Antioch College: Yellow Springs
Cedarville University: Cedarville (now Southern Baptist)
Central State University: Wilberforce (public HBC)
Wilberforce University: Wilberforce (private HBC)
Wright State University: Fairborn (realtively new public)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:29 PM
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21: There really is a sorting going on in American life. I don't want this to sound overly hopeful or naive, but I think that people who say of the ongoing salience of issues like gay marriage and scientific denialism that political coalitions naturally rebalance (or whatever it is they say to prove that no one can ever have a durable majority) are misunderstanding the extent to which the current sorting is unprecedented. ~20% of America is unwaveringly committed to extreme positions (seriously, "Creationist approach to scientific research and study" WTF?) that are incompatible with what ~60% of Americans believe*.

I think the possibilities are a permanent minority GOP that wins its share of elections due to fundamentals, or else that 20% withdrawing from a political realm that rejects them, leaving the parties to reform themselves into something more like the ideological stances of the era between FDR and Reagan (not ideologically incoherent, just Republicans that accept reality and Dems that are less bound to corporate fealty).

It's possible that aristocratic cash is enough to wipe out the demographic disadvantage pif a GOP tied to lunatics, but I don't think so.

*I know creationism has a high level of support, but you can't get a majority to believe in Adam and Eve tending dinosaurs in Eden


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:35 PM
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...that 20% withdrawing from a political realm that rejects them...

This is pretty much what happened after the Scopes trial IIRC. Evangelicals withdrew from participation in political life to a large extent and only came back in the 1970s.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 3:44 PM
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colleges are jerks? You don't get protection from embarrassing yourself until you're tenured? Because we believe in freedom?

I didn't ask on what basis did they have a right to fire him. I'm saying I don't understand why they actually did fire him.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 4:45 PM
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I assume it was the sexual content of the ad that they objected to as un-Christian.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 6:49 PM
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OH is an at-will employment state and he's an adjunct. I probably shouldn't say any more about anything at this point, but it's hardly surprising.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 7:04 PM
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stir last fall when writing an op-ed for the campus newspaper on "Why I am Not Voting for Romney."

Because last fall was 2013?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 04-30-14 9:00 PM
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Jesus made a pun.

Where? The only thing I can think of is naming Simon Peter, which I guess would be like saying "I need you to be the rock on which to build my Church. Thus, I name thee Dwayne Johnson Rocky."


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 1:49 AM
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17: The classics never grow old, do they?


Posted by: knecht ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 4:31 AM
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29: That's what I was thinking of.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 4:49 AM
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the philosophy and physics majors have been eliminated.

Well that certainly demonstrates the creationist approach to science and research: don't do it.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 5:09 AM
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Is philosophy science or research?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 5:14 AM
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Philosophy is collateral damage, maybe.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 5:21 AM
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Crack is addictive.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 5:35 AM
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This morning's comment spam has provided a goood blurb for the Unfogged movie marketing material "a magnificent informative web site."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 6:19 AM
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I was thinking of it more as mouseover material.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 6:31 AM
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Later, Ford apparently went into a bathroom and didn't emerge for 45 minutes. He reportedly said, "My wife and children hate me. I am in over my head,"
Kudos to his wife and children.

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Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 6:47 AM
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Give the guy a break. He was probably in one of his drunken stupors.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05- 1-14 7:32 AM
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I assume it was the sexual content of the ad that they objected to as un-Christian.

Vague gesturing to the content of the ad is not good enough. I want to know what specifically about the ad they objected to as un-Christian. Because I don't see it.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 05- 2-14 8:29 AM
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Gesturing to the "sexual content" of the ad, I mean. The ad does not have any inappropriate sexual content.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 05- 2-14 8:30 AM
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This rather vague part of the statement from the college is probably as close as you are going to get: "Mr. Winteregg in his recent political campaign video did not represent the views or values of Cedarville University"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 2-14 8:37 AM
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The ad does not have any inappropriate sexual content.

Literalism thy name is urple.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 2-14 8:38 AM
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It's close enough that you could drive up and do an on-site investigation. Liveblog it when you do.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 2-14 8:38 AM
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