While visiting No Credentials (who has earned her way to the blogroll in no time flat) I found my way back to Winston's Diary, where Julia has blogged an academic listserv
full of academics suffering from P.E.S.T.
Here are a couple of choice entries:
- Unfortunately, there are people in academe who voted for Bush...some of my best friends did, and it is hard to believe that they ignored that something known as the enlightenment actually took place a few centuries ago. For some very-well educated people in this country and for many not so well-lettered, reason pales when facing revelation. The war in Irak is for them a holy war, Bush said it, it is a "crusade"...
- This is what it must feel like to live in Italy under Berlusconi or Austria with Schroeder. My only consolation is that they will overreach, soon. My greatest fear is how many people will die in the process.
- my attitude is MAKE THEM PAY - time to find some political groups that are going to help me fightBush's expected initiatives on 1) no help with healthcare for the poor (guess who, women) 2) end of legal abortion 3) end of hopes for same-sex marriage 4) increase of gap betweenpoor and rich via such things as permanent tax cuts forthe rich 5) home land nazicurity.....
The most amazing thing is that this did NOT happen at SCSU. This is what happens when you discuss censoring a list