- In a post on the University of Colorado’s unconscionable decision to make Bruce Benson its president, I called Bruce a “perennial pigfucker.”
- Commenting on his censure by the Colorado legislature for an overtly racist attack on migrant workers, I referred to him as “Colorado’s most famous asspipe.”
- In a piece on why CU will never get another penny of my money I said this: “may Bruce die soon and rot in Hell for all the damage his malevolent bullshit has wreaked on the citizens of Colorado.” (The CU development office called me the other night, by the way, so their records do not yet include a note wondering if it’s possible to get someone’s diploma rescinded.)
- In an article on Colorado Springs, America’s Teabagger Paradise, I referred to Bruce as “one of the most notorious political pigfuckers in America.” (I know, I’m overusing “pigfucker.”) Continue reading
First off, wow. Our previous match, The Blueflowers vs. Eilen Jewell, saw Jewell jump out to an early lead. Then The Blueflowers blew past her and established a huge advantage. Then Eilen’s fans battled back and re-took a late lead, only to see Blueflower fans mount a late surge to nip Jewell at the wire. This match saw the largest turnout in any ToR match to date (that includes all three tournaments) and final margin was a scant few votes. The irony, of course, was that Jewell was nominated for this tournament by none other than Blueflowers mastermind Tony Hamera. So, again, wow. Congrats to both artists and thanks to their fans for such a truly fantastic show of support.
The gauntlet has been thrown down. We’ll see how fans of our next two bands respond. Continue reading
You know, sometimes you get your Christmas gift early, like when someone you despise gets their karmic comeuppance. Which is why I’m pleased to report that yesterday, the Colorado anti-tax extremist and term limit hypocrite Douglas Bruce was convicted on multiple counts of tax evasion, filing false tax returns, and attempting to influence a public figure for the years 2005 through 2010. The Colorado Springs Gazette has more detail here.
I realize that this might not really fit with the spirit of the season – forgiveness and all that. But I’m OK with it.
It was January, and the country’s eyes were on football. The NFL had moved Super Bowl XXVII from Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California because Arizona had failed to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day an official holiday. To protest Arizona’s decision, and to show support for the new holiday—and, perhaps even to show solidarity with the NFL—someone on my college campus in northwestern Pennsylvania decided to celebrate with a rally. I can’t remember how, but I wound up on the program.
I read Hughes’ poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”: Continue reading