Monday, August 28, 2006



McCain in 2000, if he were allowed to address Bob Jones University: "Get out of the 16th century and into the 21st century. What you're doing is racist and cruel!"
McCain in 2006, when asked if he would speak at BJU: "I understand they had made considerable progress."

Huh, for an institution as adverse to change as Bob Jones University, I would sort of tend to think that they probably haven't yet bridged the five hundred year gap that Senator McCain asked for during the past six years, but that's just an educated guess on my part.
I did a Wikipedia search on BJU (because I'm all about the research) in order to educate myself on their policies. Here's some of their rules [emphasis added and my snark in brackets]:

- Each student is provided with a filtered e-mail account. Using unfiltered Internet access via computer, mobile phone, or satellite phone is prohibited for residence hall students. The university provides content-filtered Internet access for student use that blocks pornography, "lurid violence," racial hate, and other "objectionable content."
- DVD/VCRs are not allowed in residence halls; DVD players on computers cannot be used for watching films. Televisions may be used only as monitors to play video games.
- Students are forbidden to attend movie theaters or, when visiting local homes, to watch any films with a rating higher than a G rating. Residence hall students are not permitted to play, use, or own video games that are rated T, M, or Ao or that include profanity, sensual or suggestive dress, rock music, graphic violence, or demonic themes. [I guess that leaves...Pac-Man?]
- Students may not listen to Country, Jazz, New Age, Rock, Rap, or Contemporary Christian music. [So what exactly can they listen to? Sounds an awful lot like the Taliban to me, but that's not exactly a revelation, now is it?.]
- The University will not allow anything displaying the logos of Abercrombie & Fitch or its subsidiary Hollister to be "worn, carried, or displayed" on campus even if the logos are covered because these companies have "shown an unusual degree of antagonism to the name of Christ and an unusual display of wickedness in their promotions."

Once again, it looks like the Straight Talk Express is taking a turn to the right.

1 comment:

microdot said...

Once again, John McCain, the potentially the most dangerous man in America is doing what he does best.
Why do I think he's so dangerous? The man aspires to have a brain. He is more intelligent than George Bush, and though he is a total political whore in the lowest sense of the word, his ability to speak out of both sides of his mouth seems to work some kind of magic for him.
I'm glad to see that he is so despised in the latest polls, but where does that leave the Republicans? Guilianis personal life makes him tainted goods in a national race....It's beginning to smell a lot like Jeb Bush! Oh, the humanity........................