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Updated on August 27, 2017

Tevya Roams the Campus

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Tevya is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, August 27, 2017. Our delightful friend, Wasp Tevya, has returned to college to chat it up with the students and professors. He is back now and full of observations and insights about life on campus today. Please join Tevya and me for a delicious meal. Tevya has prepared Baked French Toast Casseroles for all of us. He didn't enjoy the food on campus, and is shocked that the students haven't burned down the cafeteria! We hope to see you soon. I'll be at the door handing out Bloody Mary's. You are going to need them.

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School Days

Thanks so much for joining POP and me this morning. College is very different these days. When I went I studied, partied and graduated. Now life is much more interesting and varied. In my day, there were protests, but generally they were few and far between. Now protest is an everyday affair. Protesting perceived injustice was always a popular activity, but today because everything is unjust, we have a target rich environment.

BrynMawr College is no longer referring to the proper names of buildings that were named after one of its former presidents because she held racist and anti-Semitic views. The former president was M. Carey Thomas. Thomas did a great deal to promote opportunity for women in higher education. She had two buildings named after her. Now students wanting to go to Thomas Great Hall or the Thomas Library may never find them. Life can be so complicated. Stockton College has removed a bust of, you guessed it, Richard Stockton. Stockton, who was a Revolutionary War patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence, also owned slaves. College administrators say they will bring the statue back, but I imagine it won't be easy. If they do there will be vigils, cry-ins, coloring sessions and violence. The new normal is not normal at all.

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Got Money?

Here's a fun aspect of college life you might have missed. Students attending an elite and wealthy group of schools in Southern California are unhappy. They say they face racial strife and injustice and they are demanding money for therapy. Right about now, I think I need therapy, but I digress. These students, who are black, believe they have been victimized by white people. They are demanding that student journalists who are conservative in their views be expelled. One of the schools in this group is a women only institution. Students of color have been advised to charge their white peers for "emotional labor" inflicted upon them when they educate or correct a white student. Pardon me, while I take a deep swig of my Bloody Mary. It must be an incredible hardship pulling together the $50,000 a year tuition necessary to attend any one of these schools.

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Take an F on Microaggressions

The New School in Manhattan is breaking new ground when it comes to educating incoming students on the proper way to speak and act. Believe it or not the school has come up with a guide to insure that new students don't step on somebody else's toes or feelings. For example, never say that you think all gender bathrooms are stupid. Your opinion my hurt another student's feelings, and we simply can't have that. Students are taught that these small aggressions can hurt more than explicit aggressions like bopping somebody over the head with a two by four.

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It Ain't Easy Being Human

Life these day, whether on or off campus, is downright dangerous. The landscape is loaded with mines that are built to explode with a look or a gesture. How is it that such sensitive souls are really so insensitive? How is it possible that people who can't seem to find their way out of a paper bag are qualified to attend college? Why is it okay for college students to whine and cry their way through school? Enough is enough! All of this "talk" is pure garbage, and it doesn't deserve our attention. These demands, this new language, this uber- sensitivity to everything, this utter collapse of common sense has got to stop. Love the statues where they are. Stop telling students what to say and how to say it. If I didn't know better, I would swear that these complainers are trying to bring back the days of separate but equal. We have come a long way in this country. There is opportunity for anyone willing to work for it. There is no such thing as a free ride.

Let me quote Don Corleone at the risk of being called sexist, "Act Like A Man."


Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many liberals

It's no sin to be a liberal

But it's no great honor either.


"Act like a man."

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      20 months ago

      Dear Dianna,

      It may be asking too much of our kids. The deck is stacked against them. The only hope we have are the parents who must discuss what is happening now truthfully.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      20 months ago

      Our kids have much to deal with and sort out within our school systems today. The truth is skewed. I pray they will hold fast to the real truth and see beyond the lies.

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      breakfastpop 

      21 months ago

      Good Morning fp,

      These idiots can't look up the word because they don't own a dictionary. The situation is getting worse by the minute. One fool feminist decided we should stop celebrating Father's Day. Instead it should be called "Anyone's Day" or something like that. It is hard to remember things that don't make sense. In any case, try and make it to the Inn later.

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      Paula 

      21 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Naturally I gloat when I can say, "I told ya so!"....or, "I called it right from the start!"

      When all this outrageously ridiculous "PC CRAP" entered the scene....at first, all I could do was laugh. Surely these morons jest, I thought. Then I realized they're beyond morons because they're actually serious!

      Somewhere in Politico land a box car loaded with some bad "crack" must have spilled and they've all been inadvertently snorting the stuff for a lengthy period of time.

      I saw it for the BULL $hit it is, a path to a whole lot of trouble, absurdity and major rejection by the normal masses.

      I never bought it nor do I ever intend to succumb to such ludicrous, insulting, fabricated nonsense or the lame attempt at force feeding the intelligent segment of our population.

      So...to you PC imbeciles...that's right, IMBECILES....(go ahead I'll give you time to look it up)....If I haven't made myself clear enough, how about this? "SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN."

      Hi pop....sorry I can't play at the Inn tonight.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      21 months ago

      Dear Pino,

      These kids will be kids forever, unless they are hired by morons. If they are, their futures will be in jeopardy. What's happening now is unprecedented and scary. See you at the Inn. bYou might want to consider taking up residence there.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      21 months ago

      Dear Susan,

      I wish your granddaughter a grand future, and I wish you and your husband a calm future. Our world is topsy turvy right now, but your granddaughter will be fine if she remembers where she came from and who she is. Thanks for visiting.

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      Susan Ream 

      21 months ago from Michigan

      This hits my heart hard. We just delivered a granddaughter to a state school yesterday. The atmosphere reeked of liberal mentality and worldly pleasure.

      I pray that she will stick to her roots in the midst of such degradation. Thanks, Pop for exposing the decline of civility.

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      Pino Krisio 

      21 months ago

      POP and Tevya:

      I am speechless!!!!! What is going to happen when these crybabies graduate and go into the real world. They will not be able to handle it for certain.

      I am off to the Inn for baked French Toast Casseroles and lots of Bloody Marys, and I mean lots of them......

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      21 months ago

      Good Morning billy,

      You are being PC! It's much worse than that!

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      Bill Holland 

      21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I will agree this PC bullshit is over the top.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      21 months ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      This is all too confusing for me. Between changing the names of buildings that are offensive, changing pronouns that are offensive, tearing down our past, and forgetting about a better future, I think it is time to head to the Inn.

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      Tom Whitworth 

      21 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Tevya,

      Wow, let's take the concept that former Confederate associated names must change to its inevitable conclusion. All the state universities of former Confederate states MUST change their names. For example, The University of Alabama will henceforth be knows as the University of Peace and Snowflakes, etc.

      That should convert some microaggresions into Megaaggressions in a sudden hurry.

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