—Bunch and Campfield are unhappy about royalties. This made me laugh out loud about three different times this morning. One because they’re attacking academics’ royalties. Oh gosh, boys! Some people who take a penny never leave a penny! You’d better write up some legislation about that, too. Two, because “required” doesn’t mean “legally obligated to.” A “required reading” in a class is one that is central to the class. You don’t have to buy it, right now. They can’t make you. But it’s going to make it very hard for you to take the course. Which got me thinking, who is this person who is signing up for a class with a person he thinks so little of that he then resents having to buy that person’s book? Could you imagine if Toni Morrison were teaching a class in Contemporary American Fiction over at TSU and some dumbass felt fucked over because he had to buy Beloved? Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha.
Are textbooks expensive? Yes they are. But by god, if that doesn’t sum up the Republican mindset in our state, I just don’t know what does. “Textbooks are expensive so let’s screw over the dudes who write them, who make about a dollar a book, instead of addressing who all gets the other $99 or $199.”
–Rex Noseworthy does something so douchy that I refuse to link directly to it. Here’s Kleinheider’s reporting on it. If Frizzell made his own joke about it, then you need to be damn clear that that’s the case. But the idea that anyone would joke about a veteran being jumpy about loud noises who is not that veteran himself? Fucking gross.