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johncoby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:36 PM
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Rice University (Texas) makes fun of Tea Party candidate, Rick Perry at halftime
The Marching Owl Band (MOB) is well known for playing out of the box. During halftime at Texas stadium, they started the show with a jab at Tea Party candidate Rick Perry. And the crowd LOVED it!

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Betsy Ross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:50 PM
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1. Wonderful! n/t
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:06 PM
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2. LOL
excellent!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:07 PM
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3. Perry to work with Teabaggers and Koch brothers to shut down Rice Univ in 3...2...1...
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:24 PM
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4. "Is your Candidate for President smarter than an Aggie?"
:rofl:

Even with Cheat-Sheets, he only gets a 2.2 GPA? Now, that takes effort.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:16 PM
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5. It was bad taste, poor humor and terrible judgment for the Rice
Band to public ally ridicule the Governor of the State. The Band Director will be most fortunate to hold on to his job.


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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:19 PM
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6. Of course it was, while the 'Baggers and Pukes ridicule the President and Liberals at EVERY turn
We don't want to hear your sanctimonious bullshit.
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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:59 PM
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9. I personally think that Perry is a terrible candidate, fully worthy of
being criticized. But, my point, which you seemed to have totally missed, was that a public organization that includes students of all political sides should not participate in partisan, public ridicule.

During my 35 years of directing various school bands, including two university bands, I have never seen one ridicule any public figure. It's just not an appropriate part of a school band's education and/or entertainment mission.

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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 11:20 AM
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17. The MOB is famous for its satirical half-time shows
It's a Rice tradition. The MOB was playing a UT half-time show. It would have poked fun at any A&M graduate running for president, regardless of party affiliation. It was an Aggie joke, and a pretty good one, imo.

Love ya, MOB!

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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:20 PM
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7. Rice is a private institution.
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ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:50 PM
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8. a private institution with a lot of money!
I'm thrilled by what they did.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:59 PM
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11. Rice U is known for having Brains. UT vs AM is the biggest rivalry in the state
This game was the perfect audience for that joke. Rice Band is famous for their "out of the box" humor.

Rick Perry is a disaster for higher education and education in general. Educators know this.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:33 PM
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10. Yeah, they won't be doing that at the A&M game.
They've had trouble there before.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:35 PM
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15. They are no longer in the same conference. I think they probably
still compete against each other in baseball or lacrosse, but rarely do they take the gridiron together.
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:06 PM
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12. God Bless The MOB. (n/t)
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:11 PM
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13. HILARIOUS!
And they worked in an Aggie joke. :rofl:
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:33 PM
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14. Even Aggies like Aggie jokes, and from the forums I've read, Aggies are NOT fond
of Rick Perry. Perry's policies could ruin TAMU's Tier 1 status.
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:56 PM
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16. Perry has really damaged the public universities with the budget cuts. n/t
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