Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Monday, May 02, 2005

Free Testaclese!

You know what really pisses me off?

Leftist free-speech hypocrisy. The wife and I agree that dressing up in a penis costume and walking around a college campus is just about the height of poor taste, but we are at a complete loss to understand how that is any more offensive than displaying a 40-foot inflatable plastic vagina. The sheer gall of the Roger Williams University administration is - well, it's gob-smackingly vile, as Ace said. Consider my gob soundly smacked.

Related: The college has also just approved a proposal to redesign the fire hyrants on campus.


Sure, no problem

Update: read this post, especially the footnotes. Heh.

Update: Ah, here's the problem. If you're going to march around in a giant penis costume, you just have to be in California.

Arch-enemies Phil the Sore and Healthy Penis unite to protest the unfair detention of Testaclese.

Update: I've been looking around to see if I could find any liberals actually defending the actions of the school, and so far I've come up empty-handed. But there are some interesting things here. First, as noted, none of the Lefty commenters overtly congratulate the school for supressing free speech on campus, so credit where credit is due. But that's about as far as credit extends.

"Christina Hoff Sommers really, really hates 'The Vagina Monologues', no doubt because she..."

Yes, as you can see that sentence is about to turn into an ad hominem attack. I guess if you've got nothing else...

Our author also posts a series of phallic symbols, apparently to suggest the argument that the nation is loaded with penises anyway, and so a few representations of vaginas is necessary to balance things out. A convincing case? Let's see. The first picture is of the Washington Monument.

It's an obelisk.

Yes, it's long and skinny and pointy. You can see obelisks all over progressive Europe, as well. Want to know where they got them? Stole them from Egypt. And what were the Egyptians doing with them? They were placed in front of temples, to symbolize holy ground. Egyptian creation mythology says the world was formed from chaos, represented by water, which turned into solid ground when a ray of the sun struck it and was petrified, and a mountainn emerged from below. That is the divine center, or ombellicos (congate with the word 'umbillical').

There is nothing phallic about it, except in the minds of people who don't know what obelisks are.

Item number 2 is a jet fighter.

Uh huh. I'm sure that aerodynamics had nothing to do with the shape of jets. They're designed the way they are, in spite of the laws of physics, just so people can fly around in metal penises. Right.

Next we have Tom Delay (I think - why should I care what Tom Delay looks like?) holding a very long rifle. Because, you know, rifles would work so much more effectively if they were shaped like breasts...

The last two images kind of break with the theme to get more tongue-in-cheek.

In summary, not even crazed liberals are willing to stick up for these university administrators who think Free Speech rights depend on content. I guess I should be thankful for the small miracles.