Wednesday, December 10, 2014

LIfe's Hard. Get a Helmet

Oh, sweet merciful Vishnu, someone's in for a very rude awakening...

Columbia Law postpones finals over Eric Garner ‘trauma’
They’re a long way from being hard-nosed litigators.

A group of Columbia University law students demanded the school postpone their finals because of their “trauma” over the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decisions.

And the bleeding-heart higher-ups bought it.

In an email to the entire school, Interim Dean Robert Scott said the decisions “have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand-jury system and in the law more generally.”
Right. So, naturally, the way to cope is to postpone your critical law school tests because... Um... Yeah, I don't get it. I mean, if one of the people involved was a family member I could understand it, but aside from that, you ain't facin' trauma, buttercup. I got hit by a car halfway through grad school and still finished on time. That was trauma, literally.

I'm not surprised that the students would pull something like this. Heck, given the climate today, I'd be a little disappointed in them if they hadn't. But for Columbia to postpone finals? I have to tell you, if I were a Columbia grad, this is the kind of thing I would bring up the next time they called looking for money.

That's a hint, folks...

I really do wonder what's going to happen when these precious snowflakes get out in the real world. What happens when they take a job as an assistant DA and something bad happens - you know, like their favorite TV show gets canceled. Are they going to expect paid days off from work? Almost assuredly. My sister works for a law firm in Boston, and puts in something like 180 hours a week (may be a slight exaggeration, but not much). She's going to face competition from these sniveling little weiners? I think she went out drinking when she heard this news... (Note: she really didn't, because she has a JOB and effing commitments that go with it...)

At some point, the real world is going to rise up and smack these self-absorbed idiots (it's all about meeeeee and my pwecious feewings!) right on the backside. They're going to encounter a boss, or a neighbor, or a potential suitor who doesn't think the sun rises and sets in the crack of their asses, and it's going to shake their worldview mightily.

I just hope I'm there to point and laugh.

That is all.


Ted said...

On the news this morning, Harvard students pulled the same stunt but at least were honest enough to claim they were too busy attending "important protests" to study.

Why didn't we think of this in the 60's.....

Strangely here at the three letter school down the river, there has been no similar claim ........ our students have some real world exposure.

Stretch said...

Re. asking for money.
My friend Joe has already told UVA the over reaction to the Rolling Stone "rape" story will result in NO alumni donations from him.
If more alumni withhold donations over these precious snowflake moments the universities may (May!) get back to education vs. social engineering.

Bubblehead Les. said...

I could be wrong, but didn't Obama attend Columbia?

I do know that during the "Golden Age of Student Protest Movements," Columbia was a Hot-bed of Socialist Anarchy.

EMS Artifact said...

I think he went to Harvard Law, but it's probably a distinction without a difference.

Life's hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.