Thursday, November 13, 2008
Do you remember the Gorilla drumming at the Karl Rove protest?
Turns out that this gorilla wasn't native to Pitzer as previously thought. A friend confirms that the gorilla in question was a sophomore from U.C. Santa Cruz.
Monkey see, monkey do.
I'm sorry to say that John Lerew lost his bid for Colorado's seventh congressional seat, but I'm sure he'll be back. With a bit more money, he could have made big inroads in a once upon a time competitive district.
For those of you who care, it wasn't close. "Perlmutter led first-time Republican challenger John Lerew 63 percent to 37 percent with 57 percent of the projected vote counted."
Yesterday, Dr. John Norvell, our neighbor to the north at Pitzer College, visited the comments box to weigh in on the now-infamous Prop 8 satire Nico Brancolini posted on The Forum. Norvell had some courageous things to say in defense of Charles's right to disagree with the mainstream:
I am amazed that a debate with 74 comments as I write this comment has proceeded from a deleted post which has not been restored despite the fact that numerous people, including the “editor,” have QUOTED from it. The “Chief Development Officer” of the site has even interpolated several commentaries INTO Charles Johnson’s subsequent replies. There are some good points above, and some bad ones, but how can this debate serve any purpose whatsoever if the original response to a very provocative (in a good way) article is censored by a site purporting to provide “news” and “exchange of ideas” and serve as a “forum”?
Peter Schramm has been having quite a few Claremont McKenna professors and scholars on his "You America" podcasts over at the Ashbrook Center.