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Sunday, May 5, 2024
ISSUE #1205
Hamas Protests Continue. FFA Students Excel. Horse Racing and Women

I’m sorry to have to write again about Hamas/Palestinian protesters on university campuses. They harassed Jewish students and professors, and interrupted classes and final exams.

After forcing the University of Southern California to cancel graduation, the protesters moved across town to UCLA. They built a “fort” of plywood and lived in tents. If you have bought any three-quarter inch plywood recently, you probably wonder where they stole a hundred sheets of it.

Several professors at colleges across the country support the radical minority of students who are making life miserable for the 98% who are studying for an education leading to a valuable career.

As the semester ends, protesters are focused on graduation ceremonies. At the University of Michigan yesterday, several graduating students stood up, yelled and waved Palestine flags. I’m guessing they waited until after they got their diplomas. Any job offers may be rescinded.

Over 2000 protesters have been arrested at 50 colleges. You might think the city jails are full of protesters. But no, they have all been released so they can return to campus and continue protesting. At the very least, protesters should be held for 24 hours and forced to watch over and over the videos recorded by the Hamas terrorists as they slaughtered, tortured, raped and captured innocent people in Israel on October 7, 2023.

It is curious why so many female students and professors are foolish enough to support the Hamas terrorists. Hamas forces its own Gaza citizens, mainly women and children, to suffer the brunt of the war (living in tents, starving) while the terrorists are safe, secure (and well fed) in tunnels under Rafah. Hamas continues to hold more than a hundred hostages, including Americans.

Meanwhile, in many states high school students who belong to FFA are attending state conventions this month. (Until a few years ago FFA was officially Future Farmers of America.) Students are being honored for their years of work in various business, science and engineering categories. New leaders are elected for next year. Their agriculture science teachers have prepared them well for a stable, successful future.

Many graduating seniors in FFA will enroll in a college in their state and study for an agriculture-related career. Others will go to a trade school or continue on the family farm. These FFA members, whether in high school, college or throughout their lives, will be serving their communities. They will serve as leaders and as servants. Instead of yelling insults at Jews or other minorities, their loudest debate may be whether red or green tractors are the best.

In the Kentucky Derby yesterday, Mystik Dan, an 18-1 longshot, won by a nose over two other horses. Fierceness was the favorite but finished far back in 15th place.

Historic quotes:

“Money, horse racing, and women: three things the boys can’t figure out.” DT #2679, March 7, 1935

“Of all the cockeyed things we got in this country at the present time, it’s some of our judges, and courts, and justices. We got more bandits out on bond than we got people for ’em to rob.” DT #1374, Dec. 18, 1930

“You can take a sob story and a stick of candy and lead America right off into the Dead Sea.” WA #51, Dec. 2, 1923

“A fool that knows he is a fool is one that knows he don’t know all about anything, but the fool that don’t know he is a fool is the one that thinks he knows all about anything. Then he is a dam fool.” DT #325, Aug. 7, 1927

“There was 1700 young Boys and girls brought there by that great Paper, the Kansas City Star, from over 30 states. They were taking vocational training [FFA] and had led their various districts back home in the studying of farming, and stock raising.” WA #207, Nov. 28, 1926


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