American Elephants

Are You Offended by Free Speech? by The Elephant's Child

Free Speech zones, small spots set aside where one can speak freely? Parents and alumni should let their colleges know that restricting freedom of speech is a non-starter. Universities are very aware of what has happened at Mizzou and Middlebury, Claremont and Evergreen to name a few, and they deeply, sincerely don’t want any big drop-off in enrollment nor in Alumni donations. Since they all belong to the same crowd, they are not really aware of how offensive contemporary colleges are to many, with outrageous tuition, and Marxist professors who consider themselves as the righteous ones, working to bring about a new and better world.

FIRE is a dandy place for your donations if you so choose. They take them to court, defend free speech and defend students caught up in the melee.


Fun Fall Freebies by American Elephant
November 21, 2010, 3:43 pm
Filed under: Cool Site of the Day, Fun n Games, Music | Tags: , , , ,

With autumn quickly giving way to winter, I headed out into the crisp cool air to clean up the last vestiges (fingers crossed) of fall leaves today — particularly from the roof — which leaves me feeling fallish (ba domp bomp!).

Sometimes, living in Seattle, we don’t always have the most distinct change of seasons. We usually have a nice, sunny, warm summer followed by nine months of different gradations of wet, drizzly gray in between. Other years, thankfully, the seasons are more pronounced. This looks to be one of those years. I was shocked to look at the weather gadget on my desktop to find that we may actually get our first snow tomorrow (the reason for the roof cleaning.) But because the seasons are not always as distinct as I would have them here in the drizzly dank Pacific Northwest, I look to other sources for my seasonal fix.

And before fall fleets away, I thought I’d share the fun fall freebies I’ve found on the web to help bring the season indoors. More after the jump…

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