Grown men should never tweet college athletes.
Mine Were of Trouble by Peter Kemp. An Englishman's account of the Spanish Civil War from the Nationalist perspective. Republished this year after being out of print for decades. (just finished)
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell. An Englishman's account of the Spanish Civil War from the Republican perspective. (just started)
It's not a phobia, and the use of quasi-medical terminology to enforce political conformity is repulsive.
Not faulting BrutusB, who is just quoting the linked article, but I despise this now-common way of phrasing accusations:
Bo Schembechler, the legendary University of Michigan football coach, knew about the alleged sexual abuse of the late Dr. Robert E. Anderson, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.
The formula: X did this bad thing <pause> according to accuser Y. When the substance of the accusation comes first, it sounds like a statement of fact until you get to the qualifier, "according to this accuser," which almost reads like an afterthought. Journalists phrase things this way because it grabs attention more effectively, but it also subtly biases the reader in favor of the accusation and against the accused.
More boring, but more fair: "X filed a lawsuit accusing Y of Z."
(It's funny and sad that BrutusB can write a much better headline than the pros at the Detroit News: "Lawsuit Alleges Bo Schembechler Was Aware of Abuse.")
Name the team after those super-helpful guys who sell you above-face-value tickets at the last minute when no one else has any. I would never have seen the Redskins at RFK without their help. They deserve the honor.
Say what you want about Terrelle Pryor
There was a sidebar poll asking what kind of quarterback people prefer. I favor a QB that can stiff arm linebackers and out-sprint receivers. Not the most crucial talents to win games, but the most fun to watch.
Interesting story and explanation of the results. Washingtonian, 21 Feb 2020
No, the Redskins shouldn't change their name just because white progressives like to get theatrically offended on behalf of other groups who don't care much (or at all) about the alleged outrage.
"New poll finds 9 in 10 Native Americans aren’t offended by Redskins name"
- Washington Post, 19 May 2016
Recruiting thread veterans know his true name.
Albuquerque roof bake will give you a perfect crust. The old ways are best.
Where's the "angry mob"?
People who demand that a public school expel a student for statements made outside of school are the angry mob. No scare quotes needed.
First Amendment rights for students are quite limited.
I don't think federal courts will agree that a public school can punish a student for offensive statements made outside of school. (Targeted harassment is another matter, as someone downthread pointed out.)
Since the start of the epidemic, how many college football players who tested positive got sick enough to require hospitalization (total # and %)? Anyone know?
Ran the Marine Corps Marathon as a 16-yr-old w/o one day of training. Completed in 4:40. Could not walk for a week after, and was literally dragging myself prone up/down stairs.
Who will these people stop at?
People who didn’t own slaves or commit genocide, for starters.
Meanwhile, in Mongolia:
I would vote for the guy with the clock.
Too late, it's done. Now I just need to find good forum software, and make Nine Route admin with unlimited powers.
Registering thirteenwarriors.com so 11w can have an adjunct mosh pit for political discussion.
This is from a 2018 Washington Post story about police shootings:
"[T]he number of unarmed black males killed in 2017 declined from two years ago. Last year, police killed 19, a figure tracking closely with the 17 killed in 2016. In 2015, police shot and killed 36 unarmed black males."
Judging by 11w, everyone in Ohio now says "y'all," so it's officially part of the Deep South.
It's weird how "pens" became so much more commonly used now that we live in an age where virtually no one writes out letters and articles by hand.