Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 28, 2016

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    BE THIS GUY  over 6 years ago

    I must be getting old, because I want to smack a lot of college students upside their heads.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  over 6 years ago

    Free speech is free, unless you need someone to shut up. Especially goes for certain groups that want only their own versions heard.

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    ursamaj  over 6 years ago

    It’s freedom of speech as long as you don’t say too much. Here in Canada we have hate speech laws, so no more “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits on classic rock radio stations. Why? Coz there’s a line about a little f*****t with an earring & some make-up. We sure did speculate at the time, were they singing about Billy Idol or Michael Jackson.

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    DangerBunny  over 6 years ago

    “Free speech”, with a speaker’s fee paid from student association funds. The comedians can still say what they like elsewhere, for free or from anyone willing to pay to listen or looking for entertainment. If the students don’t care to pay for someone’s opinion, that’s their choice. Good for them for speaking up.

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    unclebob53703 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Universities have pretty much lost their f&#@ing minds.

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    juicebruce  over 6 years ago

    Good or Bad it must and should be heard. That is how one learns. The problem is to many on campus only want to hear their view and stop others viewpoints, this is not good .

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    nosirrom  over 6 years ago

    I see that my previous comment was banned by GoComics University.

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    badbullgator  over 6 years ago

    What this strip needs is more Crock.

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    gnodroj1  over 6 years ago

    student assn funds weren’t put there by students. simply stated they are against free speech.

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    sarah413 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    It’s gotten past the point of absurd now. What’s worse is that civil discourse has gone the way of the dodo bird, Mount Vesuvius and, Mount Krakatoa.

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    eddie6192  over 6 years ago

    Looks like Rat banned Toon Boy.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I read some article where college kids were actually crying cause they heard Trump speech. Boy are they ready for the real world, not!

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    usafmsgt  over 6 years ago

    Liberals/Democrats/Facists/Sociaists/Communists all believe it is their right to shut down any speech they don’t agree with. They simply don’t believe in the 2nd Amendment.

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    Holden Awn  over 6 years ago

    Hope this strip is posted all over Emory U. this morning.

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    duplin  over 6 years ago

    End Federal aid to education, including the student loan program. Problem solved.

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    DW Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Too many people fail to understand the 1st Amendment only prohibits the gov’t from limiting your speech. It does not affect other people/institutions from limiting speech.

    Example: you complain about your boss being a piece of *, and your boss overhears you. You are fired, but it is not a violation of your rights. You said it, but faced repercussions based on that speech.

    Likewise, in the military you cannot advocate for a particular political candidate while in uniform. That is a limit based on your job, and appearance. You are free to do so out of uniform, without giving the appearance of gov’t endorsement. If you violate that restriction, you are subject to punishment under UCMJ.

    And, USAFMSGT, if you think it is only one side, you are delusional. I specifically remember people being prohibited from protesting a republican president by being attempted to be placed out of view, and the lawsuits filed, based on that restriction.

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    Carl  Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Of course the university a government institution generally or greatly funded by tax dollars would fall under the 1st amendment even if we agree that universities quit being about the pursuit of knowledge a long time ago.

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    azktryg  over 6 years ago

    Rat, more importantly, you should have berated Stephan for failing to issue a trigger warning before making his statement. I feel for all the college students that now need to seek the comfort of a safe room. Also, everyone commenting on this strip should get a trophy for bravely participating in the discussion, no matter how asinine his or her comment.

    Dangerbunny, Roger Merritt, I recommend this article: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/thats-not-funny/399335/. DW, I recommend you read http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/11/20/40-of-millennials-ok-with-limiting-speech-offensive-to-minorities/. The poll is directly about supporting GOVERNMENT limitation of free speech.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member over 6 years ago

    tolerant = everyone who agrees with meintolerant = everyone elseAND because they fit MY definition of intolerant I can do to them whatever I wish and still be tolerant – at least in politically correct definitions

    so therefore with this definition in hand I can do circle arguments all day long INSTEAD OF actually trying to solve a problem or come to some type of compromise that is the best for ALL concerned.

    so go most if not all political debates, media coverage, opinion opts etc. etc. etc.

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    OGWhatahunk  over 6 years ago
    Can we run in a firehouse and scream “theater”?
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    jbmlaw01  over 6 years ago

    Credit Pastis for carrying the torch

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    mattro65  over 6 years ago

    Can someone please fill me in on what this strip is referring to?

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    ChukLitl Premium Member over 6 years ago

    I thought Mallard Fillmore was just being reactionary. Now I’m hearing the the same from the left. Lots of folks are full of it, most of what everyone says is useless. Don’t let it get you down, it only castles burning.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Could this be the first bell ringing of the death of PC bullshit?

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    traintravler  over 6 years ago

    You have the right to free speech, but not to an audience. Some people just don’t deserve the time of day. Ever heard of “no-platforming?”

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    Number Three  over 6 years ago

    I have always believed in Freedom of Speech. If more people did then the world wouldn’t be such a screwed up place.

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    mail2jbl  over 6 years ago

    I know some students at the University of Missouri and Emory University who need to read this strip.

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    mattro65  over 6 years ago

    ellisaana,With a name like libsmasher, do you really expect him/her to respond to logic?

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    Mentor397  over 6 years ago

    Liked, copied, and shared. I should print a million copies or so and paste them around town.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 6 years ago

    I know we can’t call them “grammar blanks” anymore, but I’m amazed nobody called Rat on his mistake: the university “didn’t like” followed by “so they circulated a petition.” (Of course, a university is not a person so it can’t like or dislike much of anything……..)

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    How Orwellian of Rat! Intolerance? Rat has re-defined it to suit the fascist-left agenda of that PC “university”….

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    neatslob Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Your freedom of speech does not imply my obligation to listen.

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    Mike Parsons Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Spot on.

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    Sheila Hardie Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Except that if he was going to talk about his religion at his speech, they have every right to say no to that if it’s not a message they want associated with their school. It’s kind of sad that people think that’s censorship…

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    BoneyBay  over 6 years ago

    I have no tolerance for people who have no tolerance

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    toahero  over 5 years ago

    Petitions qualify as “more free speech”

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    CesarSantos  over 1 year ago

    The PC fascism with their own Black Shirt army, "Anti"fa, just waiying for their night of crystals.

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