BLS: ..MizzouMess Part II: Earl Goes To Dairy Queen

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BobLee
November09/ 2015

OK, back to Mizzou…..Missouri blacks
….. the gaggle of angry little anarchists got their way.
….. The “evil rich white man” resigned.

….. the Dick Gregory wannabee guy is eating again.
….. Coach Pinkel didn’t say anything to screw up his recruiting.

Everyone can go back to whatever you were doing before the word “MIZZOU” entered your lexicon….. confident that something like that could never happen “at our school”.

I appreciate all of you telling me I “nailed it”; but, this one was a slam dunk from the get-go.   Even if I wasn’t your resident expert on “Mizzou”.

All across the fruited plain of PowerFiveLand…. teams of gladiators suddenly realized the NCAA/ESPN Empires cannot exist without them.   Not even for one week.

The rank/file spectators demand their “bread & circus” ….. the Fat Cats demand their “bragging rights” ….. the university accountants need the $$$$.   The coaches…. the administrators…. the staffs…. they are ALL totally dependent on “the gladiators”.

50-60 “student-athletes “of color” now have the power to bring a Major College to its knees.   They have had it for some time but didn’t know it. Now they know it.

20-30-40,000 students, staff, alumni facing the unimaginable HORROR of their football or basketball teams “refusing to play”.   They won’t “do that” the fans and alumni all say to one another.  They can’t….. can they?

They can ….. They will unless they get whatever they want…. whenever they want it.Tim Wolfe
The power pendulum has swung…. but not “at your school”.  Just at all those other schools.

You had never heard of Tim Wolfe two days ago.  Just another “rich white man” who got what all “rich white men” have coming for the high crime of being “rich white men”.   Before he took the position as President of The Univ Missouri System in 2012 he had been a successful IBM executive.

You don’t really understand what did / did not happen in Missouri.   It sounds yucky.  Some black students were “disrespected”…. called names.   That’s not right.   That must be a horrible place…. that “Mizzou”.  The “media reports” make it sound just awful.   They treated those poor black students so disrespectfully.

They are an SEC school…. everybody knows all those SEC schools are full of stoopid rednecks.  Doesn’t each SEC school have a Klan chapter?  I bet they do.

Actually “that Missouri” is a lot like North Carolina.   Other than the two “big cities”, Missouri is full of Greenvilles, Salisburys, Hickorys, Roxboros, Lumbertons, New Berns and even Kinstons.   Good “salt of the earth” folks going about the never-ending challenge of making a living…. caring for their families…. trying to do more things right than wrong.   Just like us here in North Carolina.

Instead of an ocean, they have two really big rivers.  Their mountains – The Ozarks – are even older than The Smokies.  NASCAR’s Carl Edwards lives right there in Columbia.   “Good guy”…. Carl’s wife is a doctor.  His mom is Nancy…. stepdad Jim.  “Good people”.

Columbia MOWhat happened to cause all the ruckus at Mizzou?

Columbia, MO (“CoMo”) is in the geographical middle of Missouri – 120 miles along I-70 from St Louis or Kansas City.

One of the adjoining counties to CoMo’s Boone County is touted as “has more meth labs per capita than any county in America”.   Uh oh.

CoMo is a thriving metro area of 125,000 with two Billionaires (with a “B”) among those 125,000.  Two GOBs who married Sam Walton’s nieces.  One owns the St Louis Rams and will probably move them to LA in a few months.  No one likes him.  The other one is even richer and not nearly as disliked.  I digress …..

If you were casting for Deliverance II, you could do so within 40 miles of CoMo.  It gets a little scary if duelin’ banjos ain’t your thing.  Not real “progressive” if you get my drift.   Think deepest darkest Johnston County (JoCo)….Redneck Truck

I’m going to tell you an apocryphal story.  About “Earl” from JoCo on his way to that Dairy Queen over on Western Blvd in Raleigh.

Earl is having “a bad day”.  Earl has lots of bad days….. Earl has “issues” about “colored people”.  Those issues are based on Earl’s particular life experiences.  It is what it is.

Earl is in his 2004 Silverado going from Hillsborough St over to that DQ on Western Blvd.  Earl has no affiliation whatsoever with NC State University.  He is just cutting thru the campus on Dan Allen Drive.   As Earl’s truck approaches Thurman Drive by Bragaw Dorm….

A black student – Leon – on a bicycle shoots out in front of Earl’s truck.   Uh Oh…..

Earl yells out:  “Hey N*****, go back to Africa where you belong….”  Uh Oh again.

Earl is Earl and “having a bad day”.   Earl shoots on down Dan Allen, turns right and goes on to DQ for a Blizzard.

Leon is having a bad day too.  His just got worse.   Leon is active in the NC State Black Student Assoc.   He’s had it with being “disrespected” by guys like Earl from JoCo.

Leon storms over to Chancellor Randy’s office and DEMANDS Chanc Randy “Do Something”.

“A white guy in a pick-up truck just yelled a racial epithet at me.  What are YOU going to do about it?”  Leon demands of Randy.   No license #, no other info – just “a white guy in a pick-up truck”.

What CAN Randy do?   He gets what little information Leon has and promises to alert campus security to keep their eyes open for Earl’s 2004 Silverado, but doesn’t know Earl or that it is a 2004 Silverado.

“NOT GOOD ENOUGH” says Leon.

Leon contacts Jacoby Brissett and Nyheim Hines .  Leon tells them what happened and that “that white man Chancellor won’t do anything.  He is not sensitive to black people.”

Jacoby and Nyheim get angry too.  They tell their teammates AND THEN ……  If you haven’t seen where this is headed…. I can’t help you.

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IF such did happen around here…. Dave Doeren, Marc Gottfried, Roy Williams and Larry Fedora even Coach K would do EXACTLY what Gary Pinkel had to do.

(1) Bend over… (2) grab his ankles and (3) hope no one “calls him a racist”.  THAT would destroy his entire recruiting program.   The “gladiators” hold the hammer.

No.  This has NOT happened at NC State.  Do you think it couldn’t?

Within 50 miles of I-40 and Miami Blvd there are more than a few Earls with “colored people issues”…. and some Bloods and Crips and even some MS-13s…. and way too many sexual predators too.  Takes all kinds to make a metro area of over a million.

THAT friends and neighbors is “why Tim Wolfe resigned today as Prez of Univ of Missouri System”.

Over the past six months, there was also “a drunk student (??) who “said something racial” to a Missouri black student.

“A drunk white guy” said something to a black guy on a Saturday night in a college town.   Nothing like THAT would ever happen in Raleigh or Chapel Hill or Derm…. NEVER.

There was NOT a fraternity’s Uncle Remus party…. or any foolishness with a confederate flag.

The dining hall did NOT serve “watermelon and chittlins” to a black student.

Hellfire – Mizzou is where Michael Sam is a local hero for heaven sakes.

A campus of 35,000 students in a city of 120,000 had two reports of “racial epithets” over a four-six months period !

A “swastika painted in feces” (yuck and double yuck) appeared on a dorm wall.  Not good by any means but not sure why or who it was intended to “disrespect”.

Really bizarre stoopid stuff “happens in college towns”.   Always has….. always will…. whether the football team plays or not.   Being a campus security officer is NOT a dull job.

Tim Wolfe probably didn’t help himself in retrospect by not realizing – it’s 2015 – when a “black student” or a not-heterosexual student barges into your office, you better drop everything you were doing and give them whatever they want….. or else.

Maybe Tim Wolfe has “Trainwreck” Fennebresque’s “people skills”?   Would it have mattered?

The Univ of Missouri black football players have just shown every group of major college gladiators who “holds the hammer”.  When they drop that hammer THINGS WILL HAPPEN.  Big Time College Sports just got REALLY Interesting.

Don’t like something at your college?  Call a local media outlet.  Tell’em you and your buddies plan to “go on strike unless ______”

….. and watch your Coach, your AD, your Univ admins, and especially your Trustees all wet their pants.

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  • Chet Reply
    1 year ago

    Sounds like this is a backdoor way to unionize the players.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Maybe… but I don’t think so.

  • TheCowdog Reply
    1 year ago

    Well. Guess “Earl”was having a really, really, bad day in Jeff City. We shoulda’ seen that one comin’.

    BTW. I appreciate the “…holier than thou being above it all,” thing. I feel better.
    Usually, with that kinda blues, we feel like we’re ” below it all.”

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Now that “the drive-by media” has packed up and moved on to the next OMG story… and the smoke clears… a lot of “gory details” are unraveling – SURPRISE! There will always be “Stoopid Redneck Earls” and all the other central casting stereotypes in these OMG stories…. sooooo predictable on all sides of the aisle. Yes, “the privileged rich white folks” always stumble and fumble playing their assigned roles too. Great Fodder for me!

  • JDanWuff Reply
    1 year ago

    There truly is no fool like an old fool.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Need to be more specific JDan. Or, maybe not. 🙂
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      How YOU doing these days, amigo? Tough Fall for our buddies up in Blacksburg.

      • JDanWuff Reply
        1 year ago

        I’m doing better. Getting accustomed to the chemo, l guess. Finally stopped it from spreading and have had a reduction. The left lung is clear as is the abdomen. A lingering spot in the right lung keeps me from being in remission.

        Definitely a sad time in Hokietown. Frank deserves to go out better, but he pulled a Unitas.

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          And apparently a Payton Manning too! The sports figure who lingers 1-2 years too long…..

  • sanfransoxfan Reply
    1 year ago

    One thing’s for damn sure – things are not going back, they are moving on (note I did not say forward). The days when “Nothing like THAT would ever happen in [your town here]” could be said with an ironic tone and raised eyebrow before going about one’s business? Well, they’re over, over, over.

    Too many Earl’s are having too many bad days. Some of it is cause those darn Leon’s are not only “encroaching” where Earl believes they don’t necessarily belong, but also have the sack to think it’s no longer acceptable to be the recipient of Earl’s racist ire (i.e., having a “bad day” cause on good days we all know Earl is totally benevolent toward those folks, his fellow human beings, and only having a bad day would make him say something so totally out of character).

    And the Leon’s are starting to figure out that in a world where things have mostly been stacked against them, they have some actual goddam leverage for a change, and it is through those 50-60 gladiators who represent about $1B to their respective Athletic Departments, which we’ve all seen hold a very large sway over any University (hello, TGU). And those gladiators? Besides being pampered thugs individually, they all have Mom’s and cousins and siblings and Leon’s in their lives, and they get it, and they’re not so much the easy marks to be manipulated but willing participants in a little “justice” of their own (family comes first, and they for damn sure know that Uni is not family).

    So yeah, you nailed it, but as you implied, there ain’t no rocket science deduction going on here. It’s simple competition and exploitation of opportunity. Our team vs. yours. And “our team”: will take advantage of every opportunity afforded us to succeed. And this is one helluva genie that’s been uncorked, and it ain’t going back in the bottle with brute force.

    To me, your best point was what the hell took so long to figure this out? As to copycat? Well, not to worry. It won’t happen wherever a team of gladiators and their Mom’s and Leon’s have all spent their entire lives on equal footing…

    uh oh.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Well whattayaknow! I’ve been waiting for you to pop a cap on us from the way far left. You just made a friend for life outta BK.
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      When / Where do you predict the next PowerFive campus will explode? Big Ten? Pac12? Even though MU is SEC, it’s not REAL SEC. Will they try to pull this off in REAL SEC Country??
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      MU would not have been my choice of where for this one because of the nature of the campus, but the proximity to “Ferguson” was the ignitor. Wonder if it will be this FB season or wait til BB season. Uuummm, big election a year from now …. Coincidence ??? 🙂

      • sanfransoxfan Reply
        1 year ago

        Waiting for moi? Well, ok then.

        I write rarely but when I do it’s in response to your post, without reading the comments. So not looking for a friend (or foe), but appreciate your’s is a place where you are secure enough you don’t feel the need to control.

        Not sure what I said to get branded, or were you referring to “left coast” as where I’m coming from? Anyhow, I have now read the comments. The ones calling for a return to club sports might not be that far off if looking for a way to truly shut this thing down.

        As to why Mizzou? I don’t see a Ferguson connection. Maybe they just have the Leons that figured it out first? Someone was going to, somewhere. Clearly your family’s school educates smart folks, so why not there?

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          You had referenced your “ideological bent” at some point that caused me to wonder if you might get the urge to share. Your thoughts are always welcomed.
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          I believe as the smoke clears in CoMo, “all this” may turn out to be a bit more complicated than you are describing. That it is more than “simply” a built-up frustration over racial oppression that simply reached a breaking point and exploded. I’ll stop there for now and give “the smoke time to clear”. Just as there were follow-ups to Ferguson in NYC and Baltimore, there will “more Missouris” to come. That upcoming election a year from now is NOT a coincidence. The “rich privileged white men” and the “great unwashed simply wanting more Bread & Circus” were caught napping. The “next one” will not be as easy. The “rich privileged white men” are irrelevant. They are fops and fools as we have seen with UNC’s TGU. The “sleeping giant” that might be awakening from this will come from a different socio-economic strata. …. we shall see.
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          “This” has all the juicy elements to be tailor-made for this website. Just as Duke Lacrosse and The Great Unpleasantness have been. I’m counting on you to contribute.

          • sanfransoxfan
            1 year ago

            I did not, and do not have one of those “bents.” And things are always “more complicated” but not where it matters – at the foundation. Which is showing cracks. There is something coming, but it’s not short term (maybe our Kid’s kids). It’s not going to be a revolution. More like gas escaping (from gasbags). TGU is fascinating because it pulls so many of the pieces together. As is TGR (“The Gladiator Revolt”? credit BobLee). I won’t make any meaningful contribution, but I won’t pick at scabs either. Who gives a shit if the feces was bogus? That’s not the story and never was/is; that’s just folks trying to put things back into their take on the world. Things are a helluva lot more entertaining when you step back and try to see the big picture (and yeah, it’s hard, especially for us angry old southern white guys, who carry more than our share of baggage).

          • BobLee
            1 year ago

            Semantics… I’ve been in “the biz” of on-line socio-political commentary for 20+ years. I learned very early on that there are only two categories in “the biz” – (1) Mainstream Moderates… and (2) “crazy right-wing nuts. The Mainstream Moderate category became the sole possesion of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, The Clintons, Bob Kennel, Bill Barber etc etc. Since I share little /no POVs with the MMs, I only have “crazy right-wing nut” to hang my hat. I don’t think of myself that way but…. Not sure who made this rule, but it IS a rule. Call yourself whatever floats your boat; but we view the very disturbing reality of America’s Race Crisis from different “bents”. I did not “label” you other than we have differing POVs.
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            I LOVE your comment that what REALLY happened (the faux swastika) “DOESN’T MATTER…” I live for those YeeeHaa statement. Tawana Brawley kidnapping “didn’t matter”. Bill Barber claiming 80,000 people massed at his rally “didn’t matter”… and ad infinitum untrue statement by “The Clintons” and Obama “don’t matter” …. sooner or later NOTHING MATTERS. Details and misstatements DON”T MATTER unless a “privileged white guy” says them. An undotteded “i”… an uncrossed “t” and STOP THE PRESSES yells the NYTimes Editor or a CNN producer. THAT got really old quite some time ago.
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            I welcome your contributions here as I welcome all who feel so inclined. Take issue with anything I write. Call me out. Hell, call me insulting names (I’m confident you won’t do that). Unless a commentor defames my family, I will simply roll my eyes, grin, and Approve / Post the comment unedited.
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            Yes, the ever-widening Great Race Chasm in America is doomed to keep widening as both sides blame the other side… not to be resolved in my lifetime.

        • NCSU68Grad Reply
          1 year ago

          BL has brought up some salient points. If you sift through his columns and the comments, there is a movement that, for WHATEVER reason, started at UoM. 7% of the student body is black….interestingly only 3% of the faculty is black. BUT, the total White population of the Students, as well as the faculty, is 75%. SO, on paper, it is a fairly balanced or diverse campus when you look at the diversity of the students versus the diversity of the faculty. Click on the link…it is from the University and not a kooky site.
          https://diversity.missouri.edu/about/stats/
          OK, what has created the situation? I haven’t a clue. The reports in the press do NOT list any major incidents…..in fact, they are very minor in “intensity” as well as the number or frequency. One has to wonder when on drunk student (who was immediately expelled) made racist remarks and someone painted a swastica in feces causes this much uproar…..WHAT IS GOING ON. However, the campus is within easy driving distance of Ferguson. Black Lives Matter started there. I assume that you fully understand that Michael Brown’s hands WERE UP but he was beating the officer when he was shot. Even the leaders, after Eric Holder’s DOJ could NOT find any hate crime or any evidence to support that he was surrendering…..will state that the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was a “symbolic” statement and that Michael Brown was NOT practicing that.
          SO, BL has made a compelling case that there is the Ferguson impact. He has caused news junkies like me to do a LOT of reading….from the MSM to the Radical. There is nothing that SHOULD have triggered what happened. However, for whatever reason, the activists got the FB team involved and the rest is history.
          I also would point out that there were TWO demands….in writing and also chanted and postered……
          First, that Tim Wolfe produce a HAND WRITTEN Public Apology. And that (these are the groups words), he apologize for his WHITE PRIVILEGE…..let that sink in. He was to pull together the entire campus and read his hand written apology and then give it to the “1950’s Gang” leader.
          The next part was then more merciful. In Japan, he would have drew his sword and fallen on it. But the 1950 Gang only wanted him to THEN turn in his resignation.
          If you can figure out WHAT motivated the 1950 Gang to come up with that, then have at it. I concluded that they wanted complete control of the campus. So, 7% of the student population wanted control.
          NOW, if you look at the photos (very few….remember the 1950 crew took OVER and chased off the press). There was about 90% Black and maybe 10% White activists….there was NO diversity of hispanics, native americans, asians, etc.
          Do a little reading. Read the AP articles. Google. The BLM group is heavily aligned with the 1950 Gang. Call it what you want….but it is just a power play and the BLM/1950 crew figured out that they could go nuclear…..and the threat worked.
          SOME folks think that the speeches and the posters and the rhetoric of the chants are offensive. However, (NO JOKE), the UoM POLICE DEPARTMENT has sent out an email that anyone with “Hurtful” comments is to be photographed and THEY will detain them. SO, if you object to the 1950 Rhetoric….you are a RACIST. If you object to their language and it is HURTFUL to you, you can NOT respond….otherwise, the UoM will be knocking at your door. I WISH that I was being Sarcastic and making this up….but if you GOOGLE it, it is there. NOW, if you are not lockstep with the 7%, you are subject to police harrassment. I think that was about the ratio of Nazi Germany….with the Nazi’s being the 7%. How’d that work out?

          • BobLee
            1 year ago

            Emerging News…. the “feces swastika” was bogus. Fabricated to add a sensational OMG element to the protest. There was nothing spontaneous whatsoever about any of this. I am gathering more info from my CoMo contacts. …. Column Fodder Overflow !!

  • NCSU68Grad Reply
    1 year ago

    Bob Kennel,
    I thoroughly support the right of individuals to protest things. That happened when I was at NCSU in the late 60’s, I also lived through the MLK assassination riots that ensued which effectively shut down Raleigh for a more than a week. I also had a friend that was driving through a neighborhood in Chapel Hill, with her 2 YO daughter that was stopped and surrounded by a group (gang) of black young men with Molotov Cocktails and ordered out of her car…..but one of the leaders saw the little girl and told his crew to let her drive on. This was on the EDGE of a white neighborhood and they were headed into it.
    At NCSU, my wife was working at a remote lab close to the fairgrounds and the school provided armed guards to escort them back and forth. I KNOW how the 60’s worked. We got a bit out of control….you will perhaps remember the baton beatings of the “Hippies” by Mayor Daley during the 1968 Dem Convention. There are YouTube videos of it. The PRESS was there and reported it.
    OK….now, follow me on this one. Whatever the situation was in Columbia, it is out of control. It was also handled or “escalated” by an out of control mob. I am sure that if there had been armed guards that blocked the protesters when THEY surrounded the President’s car and would not let him DRIVE or CONTINUE and IF THEY were beaten by the truncheon carrying thugs (also call Law Enforcement Officers), that the PRESS would have run the footage 24X7. You still with me here?
    This morning there is footage of a STUDENT reporter being told by a Faculty Member….”You are NOT allowed to Photograph us. I need some M>U>S>C>L>E over here to stop this…” That was said to a bunch of young black men (sounds like a repeat of Chapel Hill). The Reporter was not What’s his name Watters from Fox. He was a STUDENT…..for the Campus Newspaper.
    This was on a PUBLIC courtyard or lawn….According to what I know about constitutional law, IF a member of the press is prevented from capturing video or filming situation on PUBLIC property by a PUBLIC employee, then the US Gov will use Federal Marshalls or whatever means necessary to escort and ALLOW the reporter access….to prevent Freedom Speech from being coerced.
    SO, NOW, we have a MO State Employee….on MO State property…..telling a Student REPORTER that THEY (the 1950’s group….and it ain’t the Four Tops) have confiscated the PROPERTY. They have declared, by their own version of Marshall Law that it is a MEDIA FREE ZONE…..and that they have their OWN Security Gang with MUSCLE to enforce it.
    I don’t think that I overstated or misrepresented these facts…..but PLEASE check them out.
    NOW, if I remember correctly, the Rev BB and the Moral Majority & Dry Humping Society was allowed to TOTALLY shut down the WCBOE and the Legislature…..and were FINALLY arrested.
    Now, had one of the leaders of the Legislature come in and told WRAL or the N&O that “We have declared this a Media Free Zone….and we have MUSCLE to physically REMOVE YOU….”….???? Wonder if THAT would have gotten a bit of air time or space above the fold?
    Tim Wolfe and the Chancellor are gone. Whether they were railroaded by misstatements from the press, incidents that were “Staged” (as in Duke) for impact or whatever, I do NOT know. BUT it is appalling.
    I remember how the NCSU Faculty Senate and the UNC BOG (or maybe it was the BOT) railroaded Jimmy Valvano. In one instance, at the FIRST meeting of the Spangler Commission, he was asked by a member of the “Investigative” Committee….”Gee, Coach Valvano, Why did you not just GIVE your players a little EXTRA spending money so that they would not have to sell their shoes or their tickets?”. I think that you probably have the resources to verify that…..
    What we, I am afraid, are witnessing a resurgence of the 60’s….the part of our history that has mellowed…..but the folks that were killed in the campus and city bombings and the students at Kent State remain JUST AS DEAD and their loved ones grieved their losses. Left unchecked, the “Student Dissidents (Anarchists) like the 1950’s gang….supported by a professor that wants to be part of a ’60’s movement…..is taking us down a very slippery slope.
    We got out of Viet Nam….and then the economy went to heck in a handbasket…..and THEN it calmed down as folks needed to make a living. The Millenials are soon going to have to GO TO WORK….there is NO vibrant economy to support them….all the “Free Feces” like the Obama Phones and stuff are being paid for with borrowed money. There is NO large thriving (unionized or non) work force to pay for YOUR retirement and also fund THEIR retirement and also pay for the Massive Entitlements that are prevalent today.
    I know you are a learned and logical individual….even my son, a flaming liberal, realizes that he must save for his future (and he is doing quite well there) and has abandoned his “I need to pay more taxes stand”. That may be OK for Buffett (but his lawyers and accountants are in many court cases of back taxes….as is Rev Shapton)….but NOT the populace in general.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      You are sticking your head in the mouth of a very self-righteous old liberal lion, ’68. BK guzzles the raging rants of RBB like Woody Durham hooked up to a Carolina Way IV. Have at him. 🙂

      • NCSU68Grad Reply
        1 year ago

        Thank you for permission to commit blog suicide…..but I do take offense to his comments. Having talked personally to him, he is not such a bad guy…..but you only want to talk about certain things.
        As you pointed out, countless posts before, we are probably more alike that either of us would admit. We pray and believe in the same God and support the same institution and each has our own career accomplishments. I only have a Silver Rolodex…..but I do chat with various high ranking members of the Gov’s Council of State and the administration at NCSU, from time to time.
        I shall be careful, though….lest we have a melt down of your server….

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          Not certain about that “same God” thing. His is a Barberized version that condemns all Repub/Conserv to eternal hellfire.
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          Anyone gets their say here. At least all who have visited so far. On never knows what the next ill wind might blow in. BK’s rants are high on passion and overall entertainment value.

    • Doug Reply
      1 year ago

      Warning: My sarcasm meter is switched to full ON. 68 please refrain from using rational thought processes when debating others with a different point of view. Do you think a light will suddenly go off in a person’s head that they have been wrong all along and it was YOUR salient points which corrected a lifetime of mistakes and flawed reasoning? ?

      • BobLee Reply
        1 year ago

        It is well documented that in the long history of the Internet – NO individual opinion on anything has been changed one iota. There is no precedent for that ever happening.

  • Babs-in-Derm Reply
    1 year ago

    If people stopped going to, viewing, and supporting the games, these fools wouldn’t be playing ball, scholarships would be dropped, and the administration would gain control again. You have to call their bluff.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      The “stop going” phase of that plan is going pretty well. “Viewing” and “supporting” phase not as well. Not sure what straw will break that camel’s back.
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      As for “admins gaining control”… other than the most senior admins, the mid-lower level admins are part of the toxic mob of anarchists. Even many Chancellors such as UNCCH’s “Chihuahua” are among the rock-throwing screamers. … IF, the NCAA outlawed all “special admissions” and required all athletes to qualify as “real students” that would clean up a lot of the riff-raff. Many schools would, of course, come up with their own “schemes” to circumvent that policy but a few DEATH PENALTIES would slow that down. But this will never happen.

  • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
    1 year ago

    BL, previous post wouldn’t go through saying I was posting too fast ?
    Actually just trying to get out of here. It said that it seemed to be appropriate to give BL his full throated AP voice :>))
    Today’s “hoot and holler” at 1:00PM is just veterans saying that Medicaid should have already been made statewide. Using the portable Bell Tower we dedicated at NC State 18 months ago. On Veterans’ Day we also realize the VA was not intended to deal with all regular medical problems that veterans have, and many are suffering.
    No William B. today as he’s in several other places on voting rights. He also had a great Biblical sermon this weekend in your favorite N&O :>)) You guys run the risk of exposing yourselves both politically and morally in trying to demonize him. Still trying to get him on “Between Two Ferns”.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      “you guys” ??? I have “guys” ?? I’m just one smart-aleck with his own website, BK. You’re the high-falutin’ mover-shaker with the golden rolo-dex, BK. RBB does quite well “demonizing” himself without “us guys” helping in that regard. When he gets to spewin’ and ragin’ can you actually smell the fiery brimstone?

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      1 year ago

      BK,
      Perhaps you could put a link here as to WHY the VA was NOT setup to deal with “Veterans Health Issues”? Did I misinterpret WHAT you said. My son, an NSCU Honors Grad and also a Cum Laud UNC Grad (JD) would be most interested in that. He is part of the “appeals” committee that is the final authority (save litigation) of Veterans Entitlements or Benefits. There are about 300 of them….they have a QUOTA and even if they go on vacation, have to work extra hours to keep their quota up. They have to do about 6 cases per week….do the math….that is 1800 cases per week…..their current workload is about 7 or so years.
      What about FDR’s SS program? Methinks that I read that it was for RETIREMENT….and until LBJ pulled his little accounting sleight of hand in 1965 to fund “The Great Society”, it was a “Trust Fund”. Even Al Gore, erroneously refered to the “Sacred Trust Fund” during his campaign jabs at GW Bush’s (whom we call 43) preoposterous notion to “privately invest it”. Are you talking about THAT SS program?
      If so, then I suggest that you travel to North Raleigh and visit the SS building there. It has ARMED guards…..you have to have an APPOINTMENT. You see the “case specialist” from behind Bullet Proof glass….where you SLIDE your paperwork or document UNDER IT (like purchasing Gas in a Ghetto convenience store). NOW, if you do a study of the folks in the lobby….they are about 20% MAX, Elderly. The BULK of them are YOUNG…..many with small children of mixed heritage…..and also some that have physical infirmities. SO, could you “Explain” WHY the VA and SS was never “set up” to do what it is doing? WHO, save the politicians that benefit from having a “Ditto Head” voting base….is benefiting?
      Seems to me that your party of choice is the one that is inflating the rolls of this voting block….and want them to become financially endentured servants…..and you are asking the working folks (I also assume from your resume that you are STILL paying a hefty amount of taxes….as I am due to saving for my Golden Years)…and that the working folks, of BOTH parties can hardly pay the interest on the 17 – 18 TRILLION dollar National Debt…..much less provide for THEIR retirement.>p>
      I must NOT have received the memo….perhaps you could enlighten those of us that are of average intelligence…..only retarded of course, as we do not bow down to the Emperor (wonder about his clothes?) and his group of thugs….
      BL, please forgive me for taking up too much column space….but as Professor Harold Hill would say….”Makes your blood BOIL?”…..only this time it is the Flim Flammers (sometimes of both sides of the aisles….but predominately LEFT) that we ought to be afraid of….

      • BobLee Reply
        1 year ago

        Permission granted ’68. A heavy artillery barrage aimed at BK is always enjoyed (at least by me!).

  • TarheelMC Reply
    1 year ago

    Well written and astutely observed. About to happen down here in Wayne County with Charles B. Aycock High School, only this time it will be led by a bona-fide race-baiter, the Reverend Barber his-own-self. I suspect that most, if not all, of these incidents are part of a very well-orchestrated plan. I also believe that this is an undercurrent in this country of normal, respectable people, of all races and creeds, who are getting sick of this stuff. I have told my children that race relations are the worst they have ever been in my 50 years, and it is largely due to “boy who cried wolf” actions like those at Mizzou. No matter how the real facts are brought to light, the damage is done. God help us.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Kennel is gonna “get you” for defaming his BFF Rev Barber. 🙂 …That “undercurrent” better become a raging tsunami before the radicals and their media cronies have total control.

      • TarheelMC Reply
        1 year ago

        Breaking news- Rev Barber just received the “prestigious” Puffin/Nation Prize, a $100,000 payoff to continue his agitation in Raleigh and beyond. Past winners include: NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Playwright/Gay Activist Tony Kushner, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, Enviromentalist Wacko Bill McKibben, etc. Stir the crap and get paid. Quite a life.

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          OMG I’m SHOCKED !!! 🙂

  • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
    1 year ago

    BL, BL, BL — Some stories are obviously more close to the bone than others. This Mizzou story shows you indeed “nailed it”, although it was through Agent Pierce’s foot into the floor.
    Whole story not out yet. Demonstrations not violent. Certainly more than just three football players that you first intimated. Chancellor as well as President now resigned and taking “blame” for overall situation. Nothing really new here. It’s called “racism” and it exists in MO as well as here in the Triangle. It’s America’s original sin, our Societal Great Unpleasantness.
    However, your “Earl” story does a true disservice to NC State, and using Brissett’s and Hine’s names is over the line if you don’t know them well enough to call them “friends”.
    And please understand I don’t know enough yet about the so-called “Constitution” side issue to comment. I do trust Chancellor Woodson to do whatever is the right thing. Will be at Board of Trustees meeting Friday and can ask.
    No question the “Gladiators” at Missouri found a voice. Demetrious would be proud.
    How’s this for a thought? Since nothing else among all the rich white men seems to be working, how about if some enlightened UNC-CH basketball players and football players decided not to transfer or leave school but just declare they will not play again until “The Great Unpleasantness” is resolved by UNC-CH (without waiting forever for the NCAA). Chance for Chancellor and BOT Chair to step up even before new System President gets here. How would that story play rather than manufactured “Earls” :>))
    In the meantime leaving now for protest demonstration at Capitol Building for Veterans not having access to statewide Medicaid. I’d take the nail out of Agent Pierce’s foot if he could get Medicaid statewide where it should have been. (VA doesn’t cover all problems).

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      As usual BK, you declare your personal omniscience of all things based on “you are BK”. I reject that qualifier, as usual. But I do post your unedited comments. … The original locked-arm photo did indeed only have three players. You are wrong, BK. NOOOO… yes BK. You are.
      .
      My satirical fable of “Earl going to the Dairy Queen” will not confuse anyone who visits here as being anything other than obvious satire. Unlike your assorted heroes and messiahs who rely upon their media cohorts (and loyal disciples) to disguise / promote their lies…. “at least 80,000 of’em”. Despite your weekly insistence to draw my line for me, I shall retain that sole right as it is “my line” to draw where I please. Maybe Rev Barber will let you write his sermon-rants for him. That one he did recently that declared “God Hates Republicans” was a doozie.
      .
      I have no info on the Constitution thing except a WRAL report which I would never trust. I’m sure you will provide your usual Kennelian POV at some point. UNC’s AfAm athletes current and former are universally obstinate at revealing any truths(?) / transcripts about TGU. “The Scheme” allowed many/most of them to stay eligible during their days as UNC athletes. Why would they ever admit to that? You and I DO AGREE that UNC’s legendary “Lower Level / Blue Zoners” a/k/a “rich white men” do have terminal “ostrichitis”.
      .
      “Earl” and AgentPierce send you their regards for “a nice day”… and to stay warm and dry at your latest “Hoot & Holler”. 🙂

  • DrJay Reply
    1 year ago

    I strongly agree with Backnine. My hope (and prayer) is that someday soon there will be enough people who will stand up and say, “OK – that’s it. Enough is enough,” and we can bring an end to this wretched absurdity called political correctness that has gripped not only our universities but our entire nation.
    (Yes, I have on my asbestos shorts and construction helmet and am not holding my breath.)

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      The Enough Is Enough Moment ? I’ve longed for that moment for more years than I want to count. My dear friend the late Dr Danny Lotz used to get very discouraged by the general deterioration of our society. He was a Bible scholar. I would remind him that according to The KJV and Revelation, it will get a lot worse before it gets better.

  • SWVA UNCer Reply
    1 year ago

    Call me dumb, I guess, but I didn’t know the U.S. Constitution was so offensive. And, I’m so behind on some work I’m doing, that I don’t have time to sit down and explore this Project Veritas thing, but just why did they want the U.S. Constitution out of dorms? Isn’t NCSU still a part of the U.S. (said in jest, of course, I KNOW they are!) Seriously, what was the problem, and why in heaven’s name would a chancellor bow to such a ridiculous request?

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Beats me. Hopefully our NCSU “insider” Mr Kennel will enlighten us.

  • Geek49203 Reply
    1 year ago

    Y’all missing the point. I did a geek thing and searched this article for the word “Ferguson” and didn’t find it.

    Well, to bring you up to speed, the nastiness that had been simmering for a long while blew up a while back when a youth robbed a store and got himself shot by the cops. It was in some of the newspapers?

    Well, anyway — just like NC or any of the other 57 or so states — things had been simmering for quite a while there before the blowup. But when it blew, let’s just say that the thing polarized the locals. People who at least were “trying” to get along suddenly started using words and ideas that we’d thought buried with the 1950’s.

    So yeah, it could happen “here” wherever “here” is. And it’s not just that athletes finally figured out that they have power, it’s that the world is finally figuring out that what passed for civil rights progress in the last 50 or so years was really a bunch of PC-speak and platitudes and people just biting their lips.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      “Black crime” both “black on black” and “black on white” in Columbia MO has increased dramatically in the past year or so. Definitely a post-Ferguson influence.
      .
      Several years ago – early Obama Regime – I asked a prominent “civil rights activist”: Considering the sorry state of race relations in America today, going back to the CRA in the large 60s, what would he have done differently to achieve a more harmonious result over these past 50 years? … He said he had never thought about that and had no answer. I discontinued dialoguing with him as doing so was pointless. I had a number of suggestions relative to welfare state – public education – personal accountability – nuclear families – reparational mentalities etc etc etc. … but decided why bother.

  • Daviewolf83 Reply
    1 year ago

    It most definitely could happen at my school, as evidenced by the report that broke just yesterday. An “evil” conservative group (paraphrasing WRAL News) descended on poor NC State and in a very “corrupt” manner, got them to agree to remove copies of the US Constitution from all displays in the dormitories. Yes, their chain was yanked and the fact it was connected to a knee caused it to jerk.

    Apparently, the group involved (Project Veritas) tried the same experiment at Duke and UNC and to their credit, their knee was not jerked. They made the right decision to reject the request and not remove the printed copies. Being an alum of NC State (undergrad and graduate school degrees), I did send a note to Chancellor Woodson, asking him to explain how they could allow their chain to be so easily pulled. Bottom line, UNC and Duke appear to at least have some safeguards to protect them from the loonie faction (perhaps because they possess so many of them on their campus’) and NC State does not have the experience or polices to deal with the same set of loonies.

    I am sure I will get the pattern answer about how NC State needs to provide a wonderful and enchanting environment for all students to learn and this experience only points out how well these policies are working. My view is if they keep giving the loonies a chain to yank, they run the risk of having the same thing happen to them that happened at Missouri.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Your words about your school say more than anything I might add. I no longer “have a school”. I am “a Man without an Alma Mater”.

  • Old MacDonald Reply
    1 year ago

    This just in BL — Fightin’ Bob Kennel has vowed to hunger strike until you “acknowledge your white privilege.” Your move!

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Is FBK donating “Constitution-shredders” to his dear ol’ alma mater? Very interesting times we are living in.
      .
      Has anyone ever actually died from a self-imposed “hunger strike”? Pinkel’s excuse is “I supported my players in order to save the life of the “hunger striker” ???

  • uncleron Reply
    1 year ago

    What backnine said. They tsk tsk’d Bill Friday and patted him on his head when he warned about the incompatibility of academics and entertainment. Of course, if you change the focus of academics enough you can forestall the problem for awhile. Get the popcorn and switch to high school football, this is going to get way worse before it gets better.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      You assume it WILL “get better” ?? Notice how it seems to always get back to “Bread & Circus”.

      • uncleron Reply
        1 year ago

        Better might not be good on all fronts. To me, UNC football was better when you had to go to the game to see it and stately pines ringed the stadium. There are, no doubt, factions of the “fan base” that would enjoy a good Lions vs. Christians halftime show. Status quo is getting less and less popular among some factions. Let’s see which side wins.

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          The dramatic increase in “Flat-screen Fans” is not likely to diminish.

  • Richard Reply
    1 year ago

    The inmates are running the asylum! Where are the trustees? Unbelievable something like this could happen.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      “Trustees” are the most spineless of everyone in this mess. They don’t get paid for their service so they are not about to take a strong stand on ANYTHING that might be controversial. Never forget the UNC trustee saying to Butch “is this hurting recruiting?”. Her name was Barbara Rosser-Hyde in Memphis.

  • Doug Reply
    1 year ago

    Hard hitting. Succinct. Even I got it. I know plenty of Earls and more than few Bro’s. I suspect sooner or later and probably sooner, this is going to be about paying college players more than just stipends. $erious money to make the players be perhaps a bit more selective in taking offense to every yahoo that calls someone an offensive name. Can’t happen at my school? Now where have heard that recently? Those dumb jocks might be semi-illiterate but they’re smart enough to know what the NCAA pays ESPN and smart enough to see those Mr. & Mrs. fat cats roll in their Lexus, sitting up in those new fancy palatial towers. Taj Mahal dorms and fancy locker rooms with 200 charging stations just ain’t going to cut it much longer. Somebody, somewhere will ask, ” just how far do you want me to bend over?”

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      I hope you’re right but I don’t see it happening. Fat Cats and fans only want bragging rights at whatever costs. Academicians are fops and fools. Trustees are spineless.

  • backnine Reply
    1 year ago

    This development is a sickening mess to be sure. But I have to wonder what may happen if the gladiators attempt to use said hammer too often. Just beneath the surface among rational, everyday working folks who pay taxes (and buy tickets) is a building sense of “I’m sick of this $hit”. It’s why the GOP front-runners right now are establishment outsiders and not career politicians.

    I can see a scenario – and perhaps I’m hoping for a scenario – where the inmates (and loony community organizers) make one threat too many and their bluff gets called. Public sentiment for it is building albeit not reported on by the liberal media.

    If this were to happen at “my school” and despite my heavy investment in blood and treasure over the years, I would demand that “my school” send these spoiled brats packing. Hell, forfeit the rest of the season and then promptly pull the scholarships for breach of contract. College athletics is not a political bullypulpit. I love my school’s teams, but not at the cost of enabling a bunch of race-baiters. And I think there are many like me that feel the same way.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Hope you’re right. 🙂

  • oldwuf vet Reply
    1 year ago

    Brother BL, once again you called it. My lovely wife and I were just talking about the Mizzou situation this evening. My comment to her was exactly that; its coming. Only a matter of time(and not long) before it hits the local campuses where our tuition dollars have been going for the last 7 years. I’m glad I’ve only got about 2 more years to worry about how this is affecting my kids education or my tuition checks being blown on useless crap. This is just an extension of the hyper-offended attitude that has pervaded college campuses for several years. Of course today I also see where another activist bureacrat at NCSU deemed our Constitution an offensive document. Is it time to start building a bunker yet???

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Yeah that “shred the Constitution thing” … wondering what Bre’r Kennel’s gonna say about that? … This other crap has been building and lurking in the weeds for years. Fans, alumni, fat cats got what they deserved. JUST WIN COACH!

      • oldwuf vet Reply
        1 year ago

        “Lurking in the weeds”. It is surprising that the loonies, race hucksters, little activists in training hadn’t figured out how to recruit ballplayers to extort social justice before now. The environment is certainly perfect. Our President and his minions can be proud of the racial “harmony” they’ve stoked the past 7 years. Doesn’t seem like anybody is happy these days.

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          Welcome to Obama’s America!

          • TheCowdog
            1 year ago

            I thought you said this thing transcends politics. Wait. Didn’t you say something like, (…”needs someone to blame?”)

            Certainly, this situation could never have evolved in McCain’s America.

            Now, back to my stool at the Apolitical Blues Lounge, before somebody snags it. I’ve noticed alotta new faces there of late.

          • BobLee
            1 year ago

            I suppose, in 2015 in America, NOTHING transcends politics… except, of course, you “holier than thous” who proclaim yourselves “above it all”.
            .
            Would a McCain’s America be like a “Dole’s America”? My influence with the GOP hierarchy is greatly exaggerated. I’ve been in a “lesser of available evils” mode for quite some time. We don’t have our own lounge.

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