Have you noticed the especially weird vibe in the ether this week, boys and girls? That odd, rhythmless, nearly inaudible hum, the portent of zaniness afoot? How do you explain the confluences of these events:
Beginning on October 22, student groups across the nation will hold Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on their campuses. These protest weeks will feature a series of events designed to bring a message to these academic communities that challenges most of what students are taught about the so-called War on Terror both in the classroom and on the quad.
The Week’s events will include speeches about Islamo-Fascism by prominent figures, including former Senator Rick Santorum (Penn State, Temple and UPenn), Sean Hannity (Columbia), Ann Coulter (Tulane and USC), Dennis Prager (UC Santa Barbara), Robert Spencer (Brown, Dartmouth, University of Rhode Island, and DePaul), Daniel Pipes (Northeastern and UPenn), David Horowitz (Columbia, Emory, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin), Michael Ledeen (Maryland), Nonie Darwish (UCLA and Berkeley), Wafa Sultan (Stanford) and radio talk show hosts Melanie Morgan (San Francisco State), Michael Medved (University of Washington), Martha Zoeller (Georgia Tech), Alan Nathan (George Mason), Mark Larson (to be named) and many others.
Please note that the University of Pennsylvania is getting a double dose from Rick Santorum and Daniel Pipes. Kind of like being a Greek city and getting an extra visit from the Apostle Paul, Spot supposes. People in Philadelphia must be seriously out of line!
The next item is the glittering opening of the white whine grievance-bag classic, Indoctrinate U, that Katie wrote about so bowl movingly (and about which Spot will have more to say later) yesterday:
It's become a common complaint that U.S. campuses are home to a stifling liberal orthodoxy where contrary beliefs are persecuted. [U Professor Ken] Doyle says it's no illusion.
A new film, "Indoctrinate U," documenting that atmosphere, opens near campus tomorrow.
And finally, and Spot must confess his favorite, is Empty Holster Week on college campuses across the country. Would be vigilante collegians will parade around their campuses wearing their gun belts with an empty holster as a protest of their not being able to pack heat. It is a great way to identify people with other, er, empty holster issues, too!
This is from the Empty Holster Week protest guidelines:
Do not carry ANYTHING in your holster. Some members have suggested the idea of carrying cell phones or other personal items in their holsters, as a way of showing that the holsters themselves are harmless; however, SCCC strongly discourages against doing so. Aside from the fact that a casual observer’s overactive imagination might lead him or her to believe that the item in your holster is actually a gun, carrying something in your holster detracts from the protest’s statement. The point of wearing EMPTY holsters is symbolic, so please don’t confuse the issue by placing anything in your holster.
Yes, boys and girls, hard as it is to believe, somebody might think the object in a GUN holster is a GUN. Some people are just funny that way.
Well, Spot was thinking about these events—pondering them in his heart, so to speak—on his way to DL last night when a big full moon rose in the east. Spot heard dogs all over town baying at the moon. Spot stopped and corked off a few howls himself.
Apparently, some folks just observe the full moon in other ways.