Saturday, March 27, 2010


The University of Regina (an oxymoron?) has created Project Hero.

The University will pay tuition and $1000 for the children of fallen service men and women.

OK, so far?

No, no, no.

Not OK.

Sixteen enlightened professors have signed an open letter condemning this horrible act.

You giving children who have lost a parent a little help in their education, the University is unwittingly approving the War in Afghanistan.


The only people I know on earth who can twist their kishkas in such knots are academics.

I have been against our participation in Afghanistan from the beginning.

But that has nothing to do with the efforts and sacrifices of soldiers.

Or with the devastating emotional and economic losses to their families.

Some folks at Universities really must find something to do with themselves all day, other than kvetching that they have another course to teach this term. Oy!


Keith said...

it would be interesting to know if the children of university professors get free tuition.

Evil Eye said...

Bloody country is becoming a complete farce. More and more I treat academics with disdain. They hide behind their degrees and make some of the most incredible statements ever.

I believe, common sense, is not taught any more, too simple, too easy.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Just change the names.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the families of people that waste their lives fighting an unwinable war should be compensated. Who cares what some idiot that has never been sent to a wasteland other than the faculty dining room.

Having said that why dont we extend this courtesy to the families of police,fire fighters , anyone that dies for the good of others.

Who will decide?

Who will fund this way of saying thank you?