When the editor in chief of Colorado State University’s student newspaper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian, allowed “Taser this: Fuck Bush” to run as an editorial, he probably saw himself enshrined next to Patrick Henry as a great protector of liberty. He was wrong. Now he’s a lot more like the Real Men of Genius in the Budweiser radio commercials; you barely kept your job Mr. Unnecessarily-absurd-free-speech advocate.

A real man of genius?

Rating: 3 out of 10

He sailed the ocean blue

Make sure to mark Columbus Day on your calendars for Friday, Oct. 12. If you want to truly celebrate the man, myth and legend that was Christopher Columbus, don’t forget to amass your muskets, smallpox blankets, greed and colonialist arrogance before partying down. Who knows, pretty soon we might be able to celebrate Jefferson Davis Day too.

Rating: 5 out of 10

Renovating history

After an Italian architectural firm inflated a 2003 project from a projected $75 million to roughly $200 million, the University is expected to start anew in its long-in-the-works Law School renovations. Unlike a certain other major renovation, maybe administrators won’t decide to tamper with a University icon without a little community input.

Rating: 7 out of 10

That university alum

University Law School alum and conservative windbag Ann Coulter spoke to a crowd at Cleary University Oct. 1. In The New York Observer on Oct. 3, she argued implicitly that women should be disenfranchised because, “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.” In her speech she answered a question about who she would vote for in the upcoming election. How preciously ironic.

Rating: 6 out of 10

The “D.C. Seven”

What’s worse than white students hanging nooses from a tree in Jena, La. and six black students beating one of them up for it? Seven students in Washington D.C. – six white students and one black student -holding down a deaf black student at Gallaudet University and drawing swastikas and “KKK”s on him in marker.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Thomas the tank engine blows steam

Fuming with his usual perverse sense of victimization, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has a new memoir railing on affirmative action and liberals as undermining his brilliant achievements. Although he has certainly strung together more unfounded arguments, as a Supreme Court justice it’s a bit of a stretch to think that Thomas has been stonewalled by the negative stereotypes associated with affirmative action.

Rating: 2 out of 10

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