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EarlG

(22,262 posts)
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:42 AM Apr 2016

Pic Of The Moment: Law & Schadenfreude

Last edited Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:20 AM - Edit history (1)



A ntonin S calia S chool of L aw or ASSoL--Virginia law school has second thoughts...


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Pic Of The Moment: Law & Schadenfreude (Original Post) EarlG Apr 2016 OP
Va. Gov. Gilmore's SOL's underpants Apr 2016 #1
So now they just admit they are yuiyoshida Apr 2016 #2
Well, they did decide to go with a different name in the end. (n/t) thesquanderer Apr 2016 #3
Aw, heck. BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #18
They changed it to AS Law School (ASLS)--so now they are "assless!" nt MADem Apr 2016 #20
Prior to WW II, the commander of the US fleet... malthaussen Apr 2016 #4
I Don't Know Which Is Funnier... Bodych Apr 2016 #6
CINCUS came back into the lexicon....eg CINCUSNAVEUR. MADem Apr 2016 #21
Which I reckon is pronounced... malthaussen Apr 2016 #28
Close! Sink us NAV Yer is how it comes out in conversation! MADem Apr 2016 #32
WOW! Plucketeer Apr 2016 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author IHateTheGOP Apr 2016 #15
The invasion of right wing propaganda in a Public University and at the University of Florida......, turbinetree Apr 2016 #7
And......... MyOwnPeace Apr 2016 #35
Yepper......................... turbinetree Apr 2016 #36
too perfect Hiraeth Apr 2016 #8
Unfortunately appropriate. dchill Apr 2016 #9
Follow the Koch money: blue neen Apr 2016 #10
Perfect. forest444 Apr 2016 #11
Is that for real??? If so...wow! How could they miss that? C Moon Apr 2016 #12
Scalia's gravesite location remains undisclosed, almost 2 months after his death. Paladin Apr 2016 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author IHateTheGOP Apr 2016 #16
They underestimate how patient that truly motivated people can be. (nt) Paladin Apr 2016 #29
Many here are waiting for Dick Cheney to meet his Maker.... Hekate Apr 2016 #37
This message was self-deleted by its author IHateTheGOP Apr 2016 #38
This message was self-deleted by its author IHateTheGOP Apr 2016 #14
I so hope they leave it like this. BlueMTexpat Apr 2016 #17
Antonin is *not* rolling in his grave, rather he is beaming with pride n/t progree Apr 2016 #19
Whenever I name something, I try starting with a great acronym and working back to a name. merrily Apr 2016 #22
I don't think it at all unfortunate but quite fitting. redwitch Apr 2016 #23
If the shoe fits........... n/t Paper Roses Apr 2016 #24
!!! Kali Apr 2016 #25
Serendipity! lark Apr 2016 #26
Fabulous. LittleGirl Apr 2016 #27
Tony's Ultra Republican Doom Squad tavernier Apr 2016 #46
LOL LittleGirl Apr 2016 #49
Scalia's Honored Intern Technical Staff Fantastic Anarchist Apr 2016 #50
Amazing! DesertRat Apr 2016 #30
So now they are "tweking" it to Antonin Scalia Law School question everything Apr 2016 #31
From "Asshole" to "Assless!" nt MADem Apr 2016 #33
I liked #ASSLaw better 47of74 Apr 2016 #34
thank goddess his legacy lives on at Geo Mason, lol wordpix Apr 2016 #39
Yes I always thought he was an ASSoL zebonaut Apr 2016 #40
Damn. It was fun while it lasted! magical thyme Apr 2016 #41
Heeee AC_Mem Apr 2016 #42
That's great. PatrickforO Apr 2016 #43
yep, its all about being an elmac Apr 2016 #44
All said about him is well-deserved, colorado_ufo Apr 2016 #45
Thanks for the laugh warrprayer Apr 2016 #47
ROFLMAO! Nitram Apr 2016 #48

underpants

(184,091 posts)
1. Va. Gov. Gilmore's SOL's
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:44 AM
Apr 2016

As Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore initiated the Standards Of Learning standardized tests.

Yes kids it's time to take your SOL test. Time to find out how SOL you are

They ARE still referred to as "the SOL's"

malthaussen

(17,420 posts)
4. Prior to WW II, the commander of the US fleet...
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:53 AM
Apr 2016

... was referred to as CINCUS (Commander-in-Chief, U.S.), but someone pointed out that sounded rather, ah, unfelicitous when pronounced. It was changed after Pearl Harbor to COMINCH (Commander-in-Chief).

-- Mal

Bodych

(133 posts)
6. I Don't Know Which Is Funnier...
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:01 AM
Apr 2016

...CINCUS, ASSOL.

Considering how I felt about Dead Tony, ASSOL has the edge today.

(I'm wiping tears from laughing so hard at both of these...so funny)

MADem

(135,425 posts)
21. CINCUS came back into the lexicon....eg CINCUSNAVEUR.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:08 PM
Apr 2016

Funny how you have to stand back from the outfit to think of "sink us" - LOL!!!!

 

Plucketeer

(12,882 posts)
5. WOW!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 10:55 AM
Apr 2016

It takes 30 MILLION DOLLARS to rename a school??? I wonder what the tab was to bury his rancid carcass???

Response to Plucketeer (Reply #5)

turbinetree

(24,849 posts)
7. The invasion of right wing propaganda in a Public University and at the University of Florida......,
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 11:07 AM
Apr 2016
http://mercatus.org/charles-koch

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/George_Mason_University


http://www.alternet.org/story/150892/koch_brother_buys_professors_at_public_university_to_spread_free_market_propaganda_--_is_public_education_the_kochs'_next_front


http://billmoyers.com/story/a-must-read-jane-mayers-dark-money-uncovers-the-hidden-history-of-billionaires/

and taxpayers are paying for this university and other universities to do exactly what ?

Name a university for a individual that took down voting rights, expanded the definition of guns, and basically attacked the american worker and civil rights for over thirty-five years for starters..................to name a Univeristy for this ASSOL

And lets not forget a president by the name of Ronald Reagan, who has his named emblazoned on a airport when he started his racist laden remarks to run for the office in Philadelphia, Mississippi


http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/billionaires-role-in-hiring-decisions-at-florida-state-university-raises/1168680



Honk--------------------for a political revolution Bernie 2016



MyOwnPeace

(17,043 posts)
35. And.........
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 03:44 PM
Apr 2016

naming a major AMERICAN airport after the dick the ruined a union that was formed to protect the people that worked to keep that (and every other) airport safe!

THAT is so wrong that I just can't come close to expressing my contempt for the ASSOLs that did that!

turbinetree

(24,849 posts)
36. Yepper.........................
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 04:21 PM
Apr 2016

the unions in some cases backed that right wing former GE / NBC hypocrite, when he use to have a half hour show, ranting about this and that and how unions were bad, and then they had him going on the shop floors saying crap.
Then later, when PATCO backed him, they go on strike, so then he decided to nationalize the air traffic control system and bring in the national guard, and now the right wing propagandists / some media outlets are saying that if he was alive today he would be appalled at what his right wing part by looks now----------------really--------------- him and Goldwater, Nixon and all of them for that matter are racists, and for over thirty five plus years they the republicans and with help of DINO's have driven union membership down to 7% of the population, and today there still attacking

I agree they are naming buildings, public backed institutions for a racist, a black robed racist,.................you get the flag down and some sculpture, but now they put up a name------------------what the hell is the difference-------------------------none--------------- a racist is a F****ing racist


This is just outrageous -------------------and then they have the F*****king Koch's bankrolling the economics department spewing Ayn Rand libertarian crap----------------------------and the parents are sending there young adults to these institutions to get brainwashed-----------------------------amazing, or they support the brainwashing--------------amazing


ASSOLS, thats what they are ASSOLS

Paladin

(28,490 posts)
13. Scalia's gravesite location remains undisclosed, almost 2 months after his death.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 12:34 PM
Apr 2016

I think that speaks volumes about his malignant reputation.

Response to Paladin (Reply #13)

Hekate

(92,544 posts)
37. Many here are waiting for Dick Cheney to meet his Maker....
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 05:12 PM
Apr 2016

....so they can make an appropriately impious visit to his grave.

Response to Hekate (Reply #37)

Response to EarlG (Original post)

merrily

(45,251 posts)
22. Whenever I name something, I try starting with a great acronym and working back to a name.
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:17 PM
Apr 2016

So far, it's worked well.

But, does renaming a school require $30 million? Bet that amount could have built a damn good law school not that long ago.

lark

(23,575 posts)
26. Serendipity!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:30 PM
Apr 2016

I think Scalia reveled in being an asshole that wouldn't be stopped by anyone else's sense of ethics or morals. His family probably doesn't appreciate this at all, but I think that cantankerous old man would be OK with the name.

 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
41. Damn. It was fun while it lasted!
Wed Apr 6, 2016, 05:52 PM
Apr 2016
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/justice-antonin-scalia-gmu-law-school-acronym-controversy-assol-asslaw

Law school named after Scalia runs into acronym issue

By Rebecca Savransky

The university wrote in a letter sent to students and alumni that it is "authorized to use a variety of different names."

"The name initially announced – The Antonin Scalia School of Law — has caused some acronym controversy on social media," said Henry N. Butler, dean of the law school, in the letter.

"The Antonin Scalia Law School is a logical substitute."

colorado_ufo

(5,811 posts)
45. All said about him is well-deserved,
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:30 AM
Apr 2016

but he did seem to have the redeeming characteristic of a sense of humor. I honestly think he would have doubled over laughing at the whole acronym circus.

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