The Airing of Grievances
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
Where Not To Send Your Child To School
First, we had the "disgrace of a (head football) coach,"Gary Barnett. The guy who in response to an allegation that former female place-kicker Katie Hnida was raped by a teammate said:
"It's a guy's sport. (Players) felt like Katie was forced on them. It was obvious Katie was not very good. She was awful. You know what guys do? They respect your ability. I mean, you could be 90 years old, but if you could go out and play, they would respect you. Well Katie was a girl, and not only was she a girl, she was terrible."Shorter version. She sucked, therefore raping her was perfectly acceptable. Hey, Gary Barnett, GFY. Oh, by the way, Barnett was invited back to coach this year.
Next, we had CU President, Elizabeth Hoffman, defending the words of players who allegedly referred to Katie as a "cunt."
During a deposition related to lawsuits filed against the university by three of the women, Hoffman was asked whether she thought the term was "a filthy and vile word."Cunt? Term of endearment? Wow. Somehow I do not think "I Love You Cunt" will be going over with the missus. (Hat tip to the Swamp's Aaronbond who pointed this out a few months back.) Oh yeah, Ms. Hoffman also still has her job.
Hoffman replied that it was a "swear word" and that its meaning depended on the circumstances in which it was used, the station reported.
When asked if it could ever be used in a polite context, Hoffman replied, "Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."
And today, we have word that CU freshmen Gordie Bailey boozed himself to death at a fraternity event. He reportedly consumed the equivalent of 22 beers in two hours.
Now, of course, it's unfair to kill the university for the actions of some jackass frat boys, but still, what type of authority, if any, does the administration have to lay down any law when its higher-ups are behaving like such certifiable horse's asses absent any repercussions? Just a disgraceful situation up there. Sad.