Spencer Speaks at University of Florida

Full disclosure, I graduated from the University of Florida in 1995.

Judging by the tweets (#SpencerAtUF), a lot of people showed up to protest and now they’re walking out of the building.

Spencer, who heads the National Policy Institute, a nationalist think tank, is scheduled to speak at 2:30 p.m. EDT [October 19, 2017] at a [University of Florida] campus performing arts center. The university said it did not invite him to speak, but was obligated by law to allow the event.

Richard Spencer’s event at the university in Gainesville, which prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency to prepare for possible violence, comes about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to a deadly clash with counter-protesters.

The school said it will spend more than $500,000 on security, and the National Policy Institute is paying more than $10,000 to rent the facility and for security within the venue. Source: Reuters.com

Last December, Spencer visited Texas A&M University, and was met with a small crowd, most of whom were protesters. At that time I said watch this guy we’ll see him again.

 

Let’s put a pin in that

I’m posting this here just so we remember his name. I have a feeling we’re going to hear more from him in the future.

Richard Spencer, white nationalist and creator of the term alt-right spoke in Texas A&M’s Memorial Student Center on December 6. Source: TheBatt.com

While he was giving his speech the university was hosting an “Aggies United” event across the street. Some 400 people attended Spencer’s speech – most were protesters and most of the protesters weren’t students at A&M. Many more attended Aggies United.

Just weeks after the Texas A&M speech, Spencer is still in national headlines:

  • Spencer is considering race for Senate
  • His mom is target of hate
  • White supremacists targeting Jews in Montana (His mom lives in Whitefish, Montana)
  • Alt-right Plans Armed March Through Montana Town To Scare Jews

Zlad – Elektronik Supersonik

Santo Cilauro (born in Melbourne, Australia) is a film producer and comedian. One of the co-founders of The D-Generation, Santo wrote and performed in the show during the later half of the 1980s as well as a performer on the early 90s sketch comedy The Late Show. Not to mention co-authoring the Jetlag Travel Guides to Molvania, Phaic Tanand San Sombrero.

Zladko Vladcik (aka Zlad) is his fictitious version of a “Molvanîan” pop music artist. “Elektronik Supersonik” makes for a cheesy combination of Italo disco and Synthpop, with funny accents.

It’s 10.22.11, the world didn’t end, again.

If you’re reading this the world did not end – again. Sorry Harold.

In other news, I’m still going to HighEdWeb 2011 tomorrow.

It’s 5-22-11, the world didn’t end [UPDATE]

Maybe it’s because “Macho Man” Randy Savage stopped Jesus from initiating the Rapture. Randy, a professional wrestler, died Friday, May 20, in a car accident in Florida. He had the means and the opportunity. Just saying. If they can predict the end of the world, then Randy could stop it (or delay it) – one theory is just as crazy as the other.

We haven’t heard from Harold Camping or Family Radio about why we are still here. Maybe they left us behind. Maybe they went first on purpose or accidentally. Until we hear from them we’ll never know. The Lord works in mysterious ways. Maybe He took Harold and his followers and left the rest of the Christians as a sort of Darwin Award for Harold.

UPDATE:

OAKLAND, Calif. – A California preacher who foretold of the world’s end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21. Source: news.yahoo.com

I’m starting to think this was a publicity stunt. So mark your calendars (again) on October 21, 2011, the world will be obliterated. Note to self…try to get back all the worldly possessions I gave away, at least for the next 5 months.

Sorry for the late news, but the world ends tomorrow

World Ends 5-21-11

Sorry I didn’t tell you sooner, but the world is going to end tomorrow (according to Harold Camping). Actually, he says the apocalypse starts May 21, 2011, and judgement day is 5 months later on October 21, 2011.

THE END OF THE WORLD IS ALMOST HERE!HOLY GOD WILL BRING JUDGMENT DAY ON MAY 21, 2011 via JUDGMENT DAY.

Be sure to drop by their website and leave a parting message or see if anyone’s around after May 21.

So if the apocalypse happens and no one is there to witness, does it actually happen? Tweet me tomorrow and let me know.

The magic number I’m still betting on is 12.21.12. It’s a number that’s been around longer. I trust old stuff.

Prince William and Princess Kate marry and kiss…twice

William and Kate kiss...twice

A comment on CeleBuzz summed it up:

Aww how cute… princess kate and prince williams kiss was absolutely adorable… it should have been longer though… :( at least they kissed twice!!! lol

We caught their two kisses when we woke up this morning. It’s a tradition, but both times their kisses were really short and not sexy at all; like a good night kiss.

Congratulations to the new royal couple.

Now the countdown to when will Will be king?

More time off the clock

Now it seems with every major earthquake, (in theory) our days are getting shorter.

Richard Gross, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, calculations indicate that by changing the distribution of Earth’s mass, the Japanese earthquake should have caused Earth to rotate a bit faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 microseconds. “Earthquakes change the Earth

I wonder what the effects of a faster-spinning planet are to people? Will we get stronger, taller? Will the weather get more violent because of magnetic pole changes?

Less than honorable end to Lisa Nowak’s career

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Navy should discharge former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who lost her NASA job over a bizarre airport attack on a romantic rival, according to a Navy panel that reviewed her case.

The panel of three admirals made the recommendation Thursday after a daylong hearing at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville.

The recommendation now goes to the Naval Personnel Command. A final decision will be made by the Secretary of the Navy. In the meantime, Nowak will continue working on the staff of the chief of Naval Air Training in Corpus Christi, Tex.

She flew on the space shuttle in 2006, but was dismissed from the astronaut corps after her arrest in 2007. There was no listed number for Nowak in Corpus Christi and Nowak’s commanding officer in Texas didn’t immediately return a call Friday.

The panel recommended downgrading Nowak from captain to commander and giving her a discharge of “other than honorable.”

Source: The Associated Press: Navy panel votes to discharge ex-astronaut Nowak.

Meaning of Malamanteau

If enough people use a fake word does that make it real? Today, this xkcd.com comic created an explosion of traffic (and controversy) on search engines and Wikipedia.

Malamanteau is a combination of two words malapropism and portmanteau. These two are real words that have real meanings and the meanings are easily available on Wikipedia. Source: Malamanteau : Meaning of Malamanteau

Wikipedia quickly deleted the word – citing that it’s under review.

The power of the web – or the people on the web – never ceases to amaze me. The lesson here kids, don’t believe everything you see on Wikipedia – or anywhere on the web for that matter – always verify or confirm a source before you go quoting it in your blog.