Gaudeamus Igitur That venerable commencement song’s opening line “Let us rejoice while we are young” should be updated to read “Let us rejoice while we are still here.”
22 thoughts on “Gaudeamus Igitur”
The University of Glasgow Chapel Choir since Gaudeamus Igitur in the West Quadrangle on a windy day!
speaking of graduations into this brave new world
Florida New College students plan alternative graduation against Trump pandemic adviser (msn.com)
CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour in speech at Columbia School of Journalism rips Collins, CNN, and Chris Licht 3 new ones over Licht’s “Town Hall” with the Orange scheisskopf.
as to the thread topic:
what students who started school in 2000 and now graduating from college have had to face and fear:
List of school shootings in the United States (2000–present) – Wikipedia
BTW, the thread cartoon is from David Horsey’s op ed Fear is an uninvited guest during graduation season | The Seattle Times published 2 days ago.
Attribution: GOP Gun safety solution by Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer, NC
Wonder if this why GenZ so uninterested in going to college. If you survived high school without getting shot why push your luck.
From today’s Gym Jordan fiasco:
Rep. Stacey Plaskett: “This hearing is evidence, as if we needed any more, that MAGA Republicans are a threat to the rule of law in America … my colleagues on the far right are on a mission to attack, discredit, and ultimately dismantle the FBI. This is defund the police on steroids.”
Odds wise I figure it’s kind of like flying – and I’m just talking about school shootings here – there’s a chance you’ll be on one of the planes that will go down or schools that are shot up, but the odds are very small. The (OK, one of the) differences of course is that with flight, crashing is a known risk that anyone who flies is aware of and takes into account when they choose to fly, and that risk has gone down progressively in aviation as time has passed due to government doing what it can to reduce the risk – until very recently being shot in school was never a risk anyone took into account when deciding whether to go to school or not, and that risk is increasing, with government doing all it can to increase that risk.
New CBO numbers out today, the Trump tax cuts McCarthy refuses to negotiate add $3.5 trillion to national debt over next 10 years. And only 15% of earners under $75k get any benefit. 80% of Trump tax cuts go to earners over $300k.
In other words when Trump gets cheers at his rallies for cutting taxes probably almost none of them benefited.
Supreme Court rules for Google, Twitter in closely watched cases (msn.com)
also more at the Gym games
Jim Jordan hearing descends into chaos after GOP withholds ‘whistleblower’ testimony (msn.com):
marjorie, could it be you are understandably mixing being a white supremacist up with another word that starts with “n”? (nazi perchance?)
Marjorie Taylor Greene claims white supremacist label is same as N-word | US Congress | The Guardian
Looking like the pressure is going to cause something to happen to Senator Feinstein. NY Times has an article today about her, as does the San Francisco Chronicle (paywall). What I thought looked like stroke complications are supposed to be from the shingles attack.
The only issue to her retirement would be leaving the Judiciary Committee down one as the gqp refuse to allow a substitution. A replacement for her would be junior in the Senate, but that is going to happen anyhow.
My concerns are her reputation first and the possibility she suffers a deadly fall in the Capitol. At this point she is made to be not in control of much of anything, including her memory. Sen Chuck needs to pull up his big girl panties and have a talk with the group who are controlling the woman.
Thanks to the conservative-dominated SCOTUS, graduates can look forward to an increased probability of getting shot across a variety of settings, from going to the store to walking down the street. Thanks, GOP, and keep your heads down, grads! 🎉
Looked like some nice musics last night…..I listened to one and later was going back for more and it all got cancel cultured.
A deep read of the Disney project that was cancelled is it is for seventeen billion dollars over several years with the first billion set for next yearish. The next governor of Florida is going to be crawling to Disney Land begging Mickey to reconsider.
No accident Disney stepping on today’s announcement DeSantis plans to file for president next week.
Trump post: “RON DESANCTIMONIOUS GETS CAUGHT IN THE MOUSE TRAP The Culture Of Losing Continues DeSanctus’ weakness leads to job losses and loss of $1B.”
Preakness on Saturday
For the local information about the Preakness, nothing is closer than the Baltimore Sun.
Jamaal Bowman beat SporkFoot Marge fair and square—shouted her loud-ass down, so wha’s she do? Pulls out the old “big black man threatening poor little white girl” gambit.
What a little piggie. She’s so fluent in “Oink”.