Heh.

How did the always absurd actress Lena Dunham weigh in, and why?

Oh, good grief.

Classes at Oberlin College were canceled on Monday, after a student reported seeing someone in “KKK paraphernalia.”

Other fretters swiftly weighed in with over-the-top proclamations.

https://twitter.com/WarrenFL/status/308926960548065280

Teabags!!111 of course. New tone and stuff.

https://twitter.com/jannel_love/status/308828183694811137

But, what exactly was this KKK-hooded figure?

A blanket.

An unofficial Oberlin account takes to Twitter to breathlessly tweet information.

A “misunderstanding.”

Or, you know, typical pants-wetting liberal shrieking over nonsense:

Those Oberlin people are an excitable bunch. Get this: there was only one witness to this Phantom Klucker, and … well, read for yourself:

Lt Mike McCloskey of Oberlin police told the Guardian on Monday that officers were still following up the KKK sighting, but suggested that the only witness may have been mistaken.

“Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anybody. College security later saw a student wrapped in a blanket.”

 They shut the college down and are forcing everyone to go to a day of political re-education and communal shrieking because of Linus Van Pelt.

Unbelievable, yet totally believable. Oberlin College issued a statement that could not possibly have been written by anyone who can function outside of an Ivory Tower.

We hope today will allow the entire community—students, faculty, and staff—to make a strong statement about the values that we cherish here at Oberlin: inclusion, respect for others, and a strong and abiding faith in the worth of every individual. Indeed, the strength of Oberlin comes from our belief that diversity and openness enriches us all, and enhances the educational mission at its core.

We ask that all students, faculty and staff participate in the events planned for today:

12PM | Lord Lounge, Afrikan Heritage House
Teach-in led by Africana Studies Department

2PM | Wilder Bowl
Demonstration of solidarity

3:30PM | Finney Chapel

Community convocation: “We Stand Together” (previously scheduled for Wednesday 3/6 at 12PM)
When faced with difficult situations, Oberlin has consistently met the challenges and affirmed its commitment to the highest quality of education and the noblest aspirations of its community members. We believe that today’s events—and our ongoing work and discussions—will strengthen Oberlin and will strengthen us all.

The other “hate” incidents, not including nefarious things like assault blankets, are still being investigated. You know, in between girlish shrieking and pearl-clutching. Were they even hate-related at all?

The sane weigh in with hilarious results.

Indeed. Hey, why don’t they just tell students to feign fainting or to urinate when they come across dastardly wielders of assault blankets? They are certainly teaching the pants-wetting by example.

Update: Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin weighs in about her alma mater, and its history of hate crime hoaxes.

Nothing has changed. The self-victimization/manufactured racism impulse at Oberlin — and so many higher mis-education institutions across the country — is as strong and poisonous as ever.

  • V the K

    Between this and the Maryland school making grief counselors available for children and parents who were ‘traumatized’ by the ‘kid who bit his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun’ incident, it’s apparent our Civilization has officially become too stupid to survive:

    Anyone notice, BTW, you never see conservatives freaking out over sh-t like this? It’s always liberals; politician, activists, teachers, professors, and administrators; the elites so sequestered in their ivory bubbles that they freak out at the slightest little affront to their Utopia?

    • V the K

      I mean, when’s the last time a church was shut down because an atheist was spotted in the area?

    • http://twitter.com/44_otter Howard Anderson

      Trauma counselors for that??? I give up, I’m heading for my mountain redoubt a year sooner than I had planned on!

      • V the K
        • NRPax

          Oh look! Another reason for me to try and move out of this state. Thanks, V the K!

          • V the K

            As soon as my kid finishes high school, I am GTFO MD.

          • NRPax

            A good thought. I’m starting to think of good areas to relocate to.

          • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

            Washington! It’s right on the left side of the line. A few more conservatives here, and we’ll take over this state.

          • Lady 12

            What, Washington State? Or DC? DC might make a little more sense…
            So would sarcasm…

          • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

            Washington state. DC is a cesspool…

          • Lady 12

            Since when was the state “right on the left side of the line?” I don’t really think it gets much more decidedly left than in WA.

          • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

            Guess you’ve never heard of California. Or Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, oh there are too many to list.

            Washington’s governor’s race in 2004 was 48/48, almost too close to count. In fact many here feel the fraud put them over the top. Unfortunately Dems have put up strong candidates the last two cycles but it’s within reach.

            Please name 3 states that are Dem controlled, but closer.

          • Lady 12

            Yes, I was born and raised in Washington. I remember the 2004 election and the fact that they had too many recounts, and considering WA’s voter laws, it was almost cetainly fraud that won them the election. But Rob McKenna was a pretty strong candidate, and if Inslee beat him then I think Washington has decided to be Democrat for a while. The last time Washington elected a GOP president was Reagan in 1984, and even that year they elected a Dem governor.
            As for the other three states, I don’t know which states are Dem-controlled and which are GOP-controlled; but I think Minnesota and New Mexico might be more likely to swing. (However, my knowledge of those two states is extremely limited, so please feel free to correct me.)
            You’re right, however, about getting more conservatives in the state. That can only be a good thing.

          • Garth Haycock

            I can understand why you’d wait for that reason – I have kids in high school, junior high and elementary – but is that really a reason to stay?

          • V the K

            My kid’s a junior, so it’s not a huge delay. Also, I have to find work in the new state. Looking at Indiana and Tennessee. And if you’re worried I’m one of those idiots who flees a liberal state and then votes for liberals… no frakking way.

          • Garth Haycock

            I’ve had the feeling that you love to take the fight to liberal on their ground since you’ve been posting on this site. And you make good points about why to stay.

            Here in the Salt Lake area, our liberals are generally more regressive and religiously bigoted than their counterparts around the country, but their numbers are small enough that we just pat them on the head and smile.

          • $24698634

            What a JO.

          • Garth Haycock

            Such a cute little regressive you are. Run along now.

          • KansasGirl

            I guess diversity only goes so far. lol

          • $24698634

            Must be all that air pollution in SLC getting to your brain.  How’s that polygamy thing working out for you folks out there? (speaking of regressive).  Beautiful country darkened.

          • Garth Haycock

            Ah, the lame, tired polygamy joke. Religious bigotry is always a hoot, isn’t it? Why not come up with something creative, especially because polygamy has not been practiced by the Mormons since 1890?

            Try again, but next time, make sure you know what you’re talking about. You know, be current; learn something, then post so you don’t look so foolish.

            By the way, the country out this way was darkened when the regressives started to contaminate Utah when they started slithering in from California. But then, you wouldn’t know that, because you apparently think polygamy is still prevalent.

    • Garth Haycock

      Regressives are incapable of living in reality. That’s why they react as they do to anything that is outside the realm of their bubble.

    • $23629333

      Imagine if that guy with the blanket would have had a Pop Tart-shaped gun. Paratroopers would have been deployed.

    • SineWaveII

      Not our “civilization” most of us will get by just fine. Just the metro-sexual-enviro-diversity-fascist-power movement. That’s doomed. They will be lying in a heap sucking their thumbs and crying while the rest of civilization marches away and leaves them to their well-deserved fate.

    • Dwayne Jackson

      V, are you serious they actually made grief counselors available? If this is true then someone needs to lose their job. I have to assume the powers that be will soon remove the letter L from the alphabet since the letter laid on it’s side resembles a gun.

      • MaMa1

        The will no longer call it the letter “L”. From now on it will be known as “the letter who shall not be named.”

    • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

      How did the faculty disarm that pop tart gun kid? They must be very brave to face down a deadly weapon.

    • Vennoye

      Is it just me, or are the leftys getting more crazy by the day?? Wrapped in a blanket equates to KKK–biting a pop tart to look like a mountain (what the child said he started out trying to do) but they see a gun and offer counselors and send letters home to the parents, 15-16 year old has a picture of a BB gun he saved to buy and he has a mental problem??????
      Seriously, are these people this out of control? If they are, it is time for Southern states to build a fence on the northern borders!! :-)

  • arttie

    Reeducation ala Pol Pot, Mao, and the Kim Ils?

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    Oh no…student with a blanket and a
    Pop-Tart.
    (everyone running in panic blowing a whistle)

    • http://twitter.com/44_otter Howard Anderson

      And not just any pop tart, either…Those morons.

      What caught my eye was this old fellow’s outrage over his ironclad belief that it was caused by…teabaggers..
      _______________________________________________________________
      Warren @WarrenFL

      Since President Obama has been in office the racists have been coming out of the woodwork and teabags. http://www.tampabay.com/news/nation/racist-incidents-stun-campus-and-halt-classes-at-oberlin/2106982
      _______________________________________________________________
      Personally, I would be more concerned with these people who go about their day with the images of ‘teabagging’ foremost on their mind. They’re just begging for the chance to fit that template to some incident, to fit their narrow minded conclusions.

      • Angie

        The prog beta males love homoerotic imagery — hence their joy over the use of “teabagging” as a descriptor — goes nicely with their fantasies about Obama.

        • Cold War Grunt

          Beta male? you are being far too kind …

          • Angie

            Castrati? :-)

          • Cold War Grunt

            perfect !

      • Angie

        The prog beta males love homoerotic imagery — hence their joy over the use of “teabagging” as a descriptor — goes nicely with their fantasies about Obama.

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        I’ve been making an effort, any time I see that term used, to call the user a “Cornholer” in return.

    • Rob M

      linus better never step on oberlin campus lol

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        I can see it now……

        HEADLINE!! ‘PEANUTS’ LINUS Permanently Banned from “Liberal Learning Institutions” for KKK Affiliation! Kindergartens & Elementary Schools to Follow!

    • RightThinking1

      …and vomiting….and urinating.

      Actually, I would have paid to see that. Whistles blasting away between regurgitations and urinations as the students ran about in panic, shouting “Blanket!…, Blanket!”

      Come to think of it, I can imagine the NEA funding this as ‘Theater’, were it not for those damned sequester cuts.

      • brewerandpatriot

        The NEA won’t fund it until there are feces involved.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      This is serious! If they let people walk around in blankets, next thing you know they’ll be wearing Snuggies&copy!!

      • Rabid

        Then they’ll want to ban High Capacity Assault Snuggies!!!

  • Miss Clairee

    There are so many ways I can go with this one. Where to start, where to start?

    1 – Obies, we must all unite and propose a ban on all assault blankets!

    2 – How in the world can Lena Dunham weigh in on anything? I didn’t know they made scales that would register that high.

    3 – If Oberlin is so “inclusive,” instead of shutting the whole campus down, why didn’t they just apprehend the mad KKK blanketer and have a nice sit down love-in and try to get him to peacefully change his ways instead of ostracizing him?

    • CatHerder

      Stupidity can be it’s own punishment.

      • Garth Haycock

        The only problem is that the stupid people are unaware of their stupidity. In that sense, ignorance truly is bliss.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      If Oberlin is so inclusive, why shun the KKK, or any hate group? Isn’t that the exact opposite of inclusive?

    • Cold War Grunt

      Can we confisicate the assault blankets, and get somebody that is handy with a needle and thread to create an emergency libtard-floozy containment device for the next inevitable time when Ms. Dunham decides to get naked? Please ?

    • Laura Jensen

      Oberlin as an inclusive university (what is that?) makes it a point to tell the world they are “Gay Friendly”. The party of acceptance acting as universal profilers…do they understand how ironic they are? I predict these self indulgent brats will spend $200k of mommy and daddy’s money over the next 4 years and NEVER figure that out.

  • NRPax

    Following our diversity seminar, we’ll be condemning Christians, right wing people and other hateful groups. Forward!!

  • $23639361

    OFerCrissakes!!! What a bunch of FLUKE-ING panzies!!! Do these so-called kumbaya, “students” i.e., sheep… walk around cowering in fear of their shadows all the time??? The whole campus is probably a “Gun Free Zone” what’s to be afraid of. I’ve never heard of the place, but it must be one of those private libtarded marxist schools that only hand out degrees in “_________ Studies”

  • Marcy Cook

    Student was looking for Lena Dunham to cover her face with the blanket for the protection of all the students.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      can we make it a down pillow? :p

      *Lib flame shield activate*

    • CatHerder

      When her mama told her she could grow up to be anything, she forgot to say ‘except a liberal moron’.

      • Silenttype78

        I actually tell my kids that in their late teens and early early twenties they might be tempted to experiment with liberalism…..but by twenty five I fully expect them to know better.

      • Silenttype78

        I actually tell my kids that in their late teens and early early twenties they might be tempted to experiment with liberalism…..but by twenty five I fully expect them to know better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    Ok…Let’s just say for a second, the Grand Dragon went for a stroll around the campus. Why would that constitute shutting the campus down?

    Also, in the NYT article, there seems to be a common trait among the people pictured. It’s like a fun game of Where’s Waldo…

  • capisce

    With the revelation of the truth, that’s was a collective, liberal sigh of disappointment, not relief, that just blew another hole in the ozone.

  • kenai

    That ‘in case of rape, urinate’ advice seems to be getting legs. Even seeing someone wrapped in a blanket (well, it may have been an assault blanket) is cause to urinate wildly.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      What’s weird is there is a whole fetish dedicated to that…what makes them think a sexual deviant rapist wouldn’t enjoy it? Not even being funny, I think it would only turn the rapist on even more…

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      What’s weird is there is a whole fetish dedicated to that…what makes them think a sexual deviant rapist wouldn’t enjoy it? Not even being funny, I think it would only turn the rapist on even more…

  • Silenttype78

    (Assault) Blankets You Guys.

  • greatunconformity

    I always wondered why the SPLC lists Bed Bath and Beyond as a hate group.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Pfft!

  • Maxx

    I had a Pop Tart this morning (maple….yummy) though I skipped chewing it into a functional 9mm….while sitting in a wonderfully comfortable brown suede recliner and get this…I had a blanket slung over me.

    Only liberals could turn someone morning hungry with cold toes into a “pastry-toting” blanket-wearing racist.

    • Miss Clairee

      You Ba$tard! How could you dare let bovines get slaughtered for your comfy SUEDE chair with your Non-Hummus filled Pop-Tart, and…and……you sit there with that dastardly thing called a…….a….a……..I can hardly form the word….a………a…BLANKET? SELFISH PIG!

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    This why the left is going to implode on itself, they are going to become so ridiculous nobody can deny it.

  • Joe W.

    Baaaaaa….baaaaa…..My sheep are braver than these twits….

    • NRPax

      Your sheep are more productive as well.

  • Denise O’Connor

    Perfect way to get out of a mid-term test.

    • NRPax

      Better than a fake fire alarm.

    • $23629333

      I was thinking the same thing. Imagine it’s Friday, and you have a very important exam. How might you earn yourself three extra days of study? Wrap yourself in a blanket!

      • Denise O’Connor

        I’m more thinking, call in a report.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Oh joy…. the Perpetually Offended, again…. and their king.

  • aliwilcox

    And yet, they are still holding a day of re-education. “We believe that today’s events—and our ongoing work and discussions—will strengthen Oberlin and will strengthen us all.”

    It’s so good to know the Borg is alive and communing well at Oberlin.

  • Angie

    Yep, since the Dem primary in 2008 the racists have been coming out of the woodwork — and ironically, they are ALL on the left.

  • bidentime

    As a result of this unfortunate blanket wearing incident “Burka Fridays” at Oberlin will be discontinued indefinitely.

  • bidentime

    As a result of this unfortunate blanket wearing incident “Burka Fridays” at Oberlin will be discontinued indefinitely.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Why are all these lefty college dolts so worried? KKK is rooted in the liberal, left-wing democrat party. They’re safe…its those dirty tea baggers who need to worry. Natch

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Why are all these lefty college dolts so worried? KKK is rooted in the liberal, left-wing democrat party. They’re safe…its those dirty tea baggers who need to worry. Natch

  • Snyderart

    So if I have a handkerchief in my pocket am I required to have a concealed carry permit for my assault hand blanket????

  • Snyderart

    So if I have a handkerchief in my pocket am I required to have a concealed carry permit for my assault hand blanket????

  • Bob Richards

    They have a chapel?

    • $23629333

      If I attended Oberlin College, I’d be crying in that chapel.

  • Bob Richards

    They have a chapel?

  • Jack Deth

    Oberlin?… Oberlin?

    Isn’t that the campus where an unattractive lesbian defaced her own property and damaged her car to create a frightening, bed wetting liberal tale that was quickly debunked?

    Thought so.

    Heck. Could have been Ms. Dunham’s jealous, rejected lover for all we know.

  • Jack Deth

    Oberlin?… Oberlin?

    Isn’t that the campus where an unattractive lesbian defaced her own property and damaged her car to create a frightening, bed wetting liberal tale that was quickly debunked?

    Thought so.

    Heck. Could have been Ms. Dunham’s jealous, rejected lover for all we know.

  • Tommy

    You all remember about a year ago when a black woman claimed she was beaten and set on fire by three white guys?

    Only she confessed to setting herself on fire and that those white guys never existed (Obama bot). Do you all remember the Al Sharpton falsehoods that caused riots and two jewish citizens being beaten to death because of their false racism.

    This liberal disease seems to decay human reason and amplify animalistic mentalities as they are the ones harming people. They are the ones perpetuating racism, bigotry and sexism and yet their minds are so decayed they’ve loss the ability to even see the truth.

    There is no reasoning with liberals. They’re two faced, deceitful, small minded hypocrites. They’ve waged war on us and we let them get away with it. At some point words will not be enough. At some point a new revolution will be the only answer to these liberals and the oppression they seek.

    For how can words be sufficient when they believe they alone get to define what those words mean.

    If we truly want America to be free then words cannot be enough. And should this revolution actually take place, its incumbent for all freedom loving Americans to stand and fight.

    Until then no one should bother with trying to find a common ground with these liberals, as they come to the negotiating table with the destruction of the GOP firmly implanted in their minds. And we’ve seen their compromise with them reneging on their promise to cut spending if Republicans agreed to a tax hike to avert the “fiscal cliff”.

    They broke their promise just like they always do.

  • Tommy

    You all remember about a year ago when a black woman claimed she was beaten and set on fire by three white guys?

    Only she confessed to setting herself on fire and that those white guys never existed (Obama bot). Do you all remember the Al Sharpton falsehoods that caused riots and two jewish citizens being beaten to death because of their false racism.

    This liberal disease seems to decay human reason and amplify animalistic mentalities as they are the ones harming people. They are the ones perpetuating racism, bigotry and sexism and yet their minds are so decayed they’ve loss the ability to even see the truth.

    There is no reasoning with liberals. They’re two faced, deceitful, small minded hypocrites. They’ve waged war on us and we let them get away with it. At some point words will not be enough. At some point a new revolution will be the only answer to these liberals and the oppression they seek.

    For how can words be sufficient when they believe they alone get to define what those words mean.

    If we truly want America to be free then words cannot be enough. And should this revolution actually take place, its incumbent for all freedom loving Americans to stand and fight.

    Until then no one should bother with trying to find a common ground with these liberals, as they come to the negotiating table with the destruction of the GOP firmly implanted in their minds. And we’ve seen their compromise with them reneging on their promise to cut spending if Republicans agreed to a tax hike to avert the “fiscal cliff”.

    They broke their promise just like they always do.

  • capisce

    Linus outed as Grand Wizard…Good Grief!

    • NRPax

      “Get out of our neighborhood, Franklin!” A new Peanuts special.

  • capisce

    Linus outed as Grand Wizard…Good Grief!

  • robcrawford2

    Dunham should man-up. I expect more from longshoremen.

  • robcrawford2

    Dunham should man-up. I expect more from longshoremen.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Hmmm…Maybe it was Senator Robert Byrd’s ghost.

  • NRPax

    I just re-read Lena’s tweet: The school I remember was the safest place to do you:

    There’s not enough alcohol that will ease the pain of the images in my head. But I’m going to make an effort anyway.

    • Dwayne Jackson

      I had the same horrifying images when I read that.

      • NRPax

        Glad to know that I wasn’t alone.

      • VerminMcCann

        Wait, you know what the hell that’s supposed to say?

  • Tessa

    Psych med must be in the dorm’s dining room salad buffet trough.

  • Cold War Grunt

    Why are they picking on Blanket Jackson?

  • JesLHW

    This same thing probably would have happened if the student was wearing a “I support Prop 8” shirt instead.

  • Garth Haycock

    Well, inclusion of everyone except those who use a blanket to keep warm. We can’t allow those people onto campus, otherwise who knows what could happen?

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    So…just a hungover dude wrapped in a blanket walking home early in
    the AM cold after passing out at some party Sunday night. The party he attended?

    Well, if there is a just God and he’s as funny as I think he is (I know He likes irony), we’ll find out the Sunday night party was held at the “Afrikan Heritage House.”

  • Steve_J

    If they can’t tell the diference between someone with a blanket wrapped around themselvevs and someone wearing a KKK robe; they shouldn’t be in college they should be in remedial First Grade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Another liberal Madrasa highlighted for all the world to see the myrmidons in full group-think mode.

  • lainer51

    This is even scarier than Pelosi’s face right after her botox injections.

  • sleazyrider

    Do they close voting precincts if someone’s spotted wearing black leather jackets and berets?

    • $23629333

      No, but they do stuff the ballot boxes while those guys patrol outside the door.

  • Michelle

    They shut down classes to hold meetings about tolerance because some dude was walking around wearing a…blanket. I could not possibly be laughing any harder at their stupidity and overreaction. This proves victim mentality and common sense cannot exist together in the same brain.

  • Jonny Red

    The libs are trying to raise a generation of guinea pigs.

  • Adela Wagner

    Oh yeah ? well, I’ll betcha that student was eating a gun shaped pop tart and had a piece of…ready?…don’t be afraid…paper, SHAPED LIKE A GUN in his pocket! And I’ll also bet, that there is in no way shape or form, ANY history course there talking about the origins of the KKK.

  • SineWaveII

    I think we need a million blanket march

  • TWG2A

    Golly. What do those brain dead idiots shriek when they see burqas? Best ban those beasts, too.

  • Silence Dogood

    Too funny, all the libtards in a fury but yet support the party that SPAWNED the KKK? Is this what they mean by liberal logic? LMAO!

    • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

      The party that “spawned it” is now the party acting against it. Meanwhile the Republican Party is doing everything it can to belittle minorities and accuse anyone who points this out as a “whiner”. You keep walking around in the past, no wonder you can’t see what is going on here in the present.

      • Silence Dogood

        Oh that’s rich. The Dems offer nothing more than more dependency, more debt and higher taxes. That will kill the economy and the .01% growth in the last two years clearly shows it. The conservatives offer self reliance, a chance to make it without taking from others to do it i.e. JOBS And most of all, self respect. Where’s the jobs? Oh that’s right, all the jobs bills are sitting on Harry’s desk to be round filed. Yeah, jobs and growth, that’s the Dem party alright. HAHA!

        • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

          ROFL. The conservatives offer no taxes for the rich, pollution, educational disparities among the youth, revoking the rights of women and minorities and the gains the LGBT community has made, and institutionalized racism. I could go on but really there is no end to your madness.

          • Silence Dogood

            Ha, your circle of ignorance is complete. It is those that pay the lion’s share of the taxes. Think about it, if you’re only making say, 25K per year, you DON’T Pay federal taxes, only city and state… But ignorant ppl like you just look at the final number and say, gee, I pay a lot of taxes. NO YOU DON’T. Learn how the tax code works sometime huh? you might just learn something.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    Please don’t wet yourselves, urinating in public is frowned upon…and illegal. #Oberlin

  • ceemack

    Somebody needs to drop a testosterone bomb on Oberlin college.

    I think they’re taking the “liberal” in “liberal arts” just a little too seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    @ A guy if you decide to post again

    No one is trying to deny that there have been racial attacks perpetrated on your campus over the last few months. Something tells me you didn’t actually read Mrs. Malkin’s article, though, she didn’t misreport anything.

    “Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anybody. College security later saw a student wrapped in a blanket.”

    McCloskey suggested that the apparent missighting may have been an innocent mistake. He also indicated that those responsible for the racist vandalism had now been caught and were being dealt with.

    “My understanding is that the individuals are college students and they have been identified. They are no longer on campus. The college is dealing with it internally, and we have been working in co-operation with the college.”

    He added: “Charges could be happening, depending on prosecutors’ review. Our case file has been forwarded to prosecutors.”

    Two students are thought to be behind the vandalism, but it is unclear if they were motivated by racial hatred, or – as has been suggested – were attempting a commentary on free speech.

    Cite where in the article she misreported?

    • A guy

      Well for one she failed to acknowledge in the slightest the very real attacks that have happened at all. That is negligence, and that is misreporting. Instead she referred to past hoaxes and made the assumption that this is in the same boat. You, like Malkin, are quoting the Guardian, Patrick Dennehy, but they too acted irresponsibly by saying that Mr. McCloskey suggested anything. I know the student wrapped in the blanket; it was on a different part of campus and it could not be confused with a KKK hood. Malkin ran with this Guardian report, failed to contextualize it, and became one of the sparks to this despicable assault blanket story.

      • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

        The blanket quote came from Mr. McCloskey himself…

        I am not going to pretend to know what is going on, on your campus, nor do I want to frankly. MM wrote on her experience, that there had been hoaxes in the past at Oberlin. I don’t doubt that emotions were running high which contributed to this latest incident. Again, the vandals have been caught and removed from campus. If there are more, I hope they are caught as well.

        Does MM past exp. give her a biased view that let her minimize the current event? probably. Regardless, she is entitled to report on her experience, it’s not a court of law, it’s her personal website.

        I think people on the right are just fed up with the overreactions surrounding incidence at schools lately. Everyone wants to keep schools safe but it’s gotten to the point of absurdity. Kids suspended for poptarts and throwing imaginary grenades. 2 other stories broke the same day as Oberlin’s. Cop’s called over a ‘Fresh Prince’ ring tone and a kid suspended for wrestling a gun away from another student who was brandishing it. Things have gotten way out of hand and people no longer use common sense.

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

        So the “hood” story was a COMPLETE fabrication and not mistaken identity. Thank you. What a bunch of billshirt-ridden arseholes you must be! Better go watch for squirrels with their tails turned up like assault revolvers!

  • Sandor at the Zoo

    If someone can confuse someone wearing a blanket for a KKK member, it should be the ultimate proof that the KKK is dead—and may it rot in misery. No one can tell what a KKK member looks like.

  • Zefal

    Some historical minutiae: The KKK started out in blankets then robert byrd suggested that sheets would be more comfortable.

  • deano24
    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      Ku Ku Klan made me laugh

  • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind
    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Oh, that wont stop the hysterics. They’ll just trot out the excuse that it was highlighting the real hate that lurks just under the surface and the perp will be a hero for having the courage to expose it. That’s where MY hundred bucks will be!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    I’m sure the college was disappointed that that’s all it was.

  • Canadian in USA

    “We hope today will allow the entire community—students, faculty, and
    staff—to make a strong statement about the values that we cherish here
    at Oberlin: inclusion, respect for others, and a strong and abiding
    faith in the worth of every individual.”

    …except for conservatives, Christians, and members of the Tea Party.

    There. Finished it for you.

  • oneword

    hahahahahaha A kid in a blanket

  • ArtieThe1

    Liberal pants wetting at its finest.

  • Michael Rice

    Right, men in a passing truck hurled slurs so we must assume every white person is a racist. That is unification for you.

    • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

      They aren’t “assuming every white person is a racist”. You are so ignorant.

      • ForTheRepublic

        Allow me to pose you this question: Did they, or did they not, investigate the claim before shutting down the campus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1003376721 Sheldon Cooper

    Oberlin or Insane Asylumn. We report, you decide.

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    so basically Linus is the bad guy now.

  • MaMa1

    Apparently this is all part of the war on cold people.

  • http://www.sarainitalyblog.blogspot.com/ sarainitaly

    Did someone bite a poptart into a pointy hat?

  • http://twitter.com/bodiazrising BodiazRising

    HAHAHA – I want to put my town on lockdown when ever I hear the word “solidarity”. #LiberalCodeWords

  • Sonus

    Blanket?

    I figured Oberlin for hoodies.

  • http://twitter.com/sasha_ari Sasha Williams

    Leave it to the ignorant people of Twitchy to make jokes about hate crimes. Racism is alive in America and just because you ignore it and call it “pearl-clutching” doesn’t make it go away. You all are enablers of racism. If the situation was reversed and this was a fake “black militant sighting” you would be calling for someone’s head on a platter and bemoaning integration.

    It may have been a false sighting THIS TIME, but the University acted correctly. Hate group sightings on campus (or anywhere else) is not something to be trifled with.
    Hopefully one day all you Malkin-fed morons will learn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      Nice blanket statement…Give me one instance, one, where I have ever been racist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    not funny at all…

  • el_polacko

    these incidents at oberlin have ‘false flag operation’ written all over them. hooded, phantom kkk figures appearing and disappearing into the night….really ???
    gimme a friggin’ break.

  • agroulx

    Why does anybody give a sh*t what Lena Dunham thinks? Who the hell is this broad anyway – what does she do?