Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bloggered up

Yah, Blogger just forced me to the "new Blogger". Maybe the "new blogger" will actually publish my music videos when I schedule them to be published, the last two days I had to manually force the videos to post hours after they were supposed to have been auto-posted.

So anyhow, Santa Monica College campus police pepper sprayed a 4 year old child last night. WTF is with campus cops and pepper spray? It's like their solution to any problem is, just spray. Now, you and me, if the meeting room is overcrowded yet students are still trying to get in, we might, like, adjourn the meeting and re-convene in one of the neighboring campus auditoriums. Like, duh! But see, that's because you and me, we're sane rational people. We're not campus flatfoots or their overlords on the Board of Trustees. If we were, we'd know that the *correct* solution to an overcrowded meeting room (required by California law to be open to the public) is to declare the meeting room overfull, and start pepper spraying everybody who wants to get in.

The saddest thing is that if you read the comments on the Gawker post above, you see so many people say "she shouldn't have had a child at a protest." But it wasn't a protest. It was a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees, advertised and open to the public and required to be so by California's Constitution. Who expects violence at a Board of Trustees meeting? And there wasn't violence -- other than violence meted out by the campus police, who apparently feel so threatened by four year old children that they must pepperspray the little hellions. Man, that took balls. But not big brass clangin' ones. Marshmallows. Just sayin'.

- Badtux the "Pepper spray is not a condiment!" Penguin


  1. Weren't the "Don't tase me, bro" ossifers campus coppers?

  2. Yeppers., Bouffant. At the time I suggested that if the campus coppers felt so threatened by college kids, maybe they ought to take a less demanding job, like maybe preschool teacher. But this incident makes it clear that kindergarteners would terrify them too. Maybe they just need a job where they don't have to deal with living people. Like lab rat attendant at an animal testing facility. There they can get their kicks torturing little rodents without bothering the *rest* of us, who just want to go about our business without having to fear being tased or pepper sprayed by some ball-less wonder who suddenly "feels threatened" by some scenario that your average middle school teacher deals with every day armed with nothing but a grade book and a calm voice.

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

    1. I was just looking a picture of the cop spraying the student protesters and listening to MSP "If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next", and, lo, synchronicity strikes. Weird.

      Stick a fork in your country; it's done.

  3. Don't hold your breath. I wrote a post in advance for the 19th because I was going to be busy that day. Late in the afternoon, I checked and sure enough, Blogger did not publish it on time.

    The new interface also blows chunks.


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