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Remember: Marxism Isn’t Funny

May 10th, 2009 by Vincent

"Oh, pookie!"

A sneak preview of our possible upcoming issue of “The Comic Pravda.”

From Our Adoring Fans

April 13th, 2009 by CJ Ciaramella

Last week the Model United Nations was on campus, and we received this thoughtful note from a young highschooler/diplomat:

On a side note, I’ve always wondered about how countries like Iran or North Korea get represented in the model U.N. I mean, is there a 15 year-old girl sitting there calling for the destruction of Israel?

On a further aside, The Groovy Fascists is a good band name.

Student Activists are Hillarious, Part MMXIII or “When ‘Keeping it Real’ Goes Wrong”

February 24th, 2009 by Vincent

This video of the ignominious end of some kind of student protest at NYU has been making the rounds today, and it really is worth a laugh. It kind of reminds me of the 2000 occupation of Johnson Hall by a motley assortment of protesters demanding that the U of O join the Workers Rights Consortium.

The NYU kids, though, had an even more hillarious list of demands than did the WRC protesters. In addition to the usual laundry list of college progressive smegma, they decided to include such reasonable requests as the establishment of a student commission with full power “to vote on proxies, draft shareholder resolutions, screen all university investments, establish new programs that encourage social and environmental responsibility and override all financial decisions the committee deems socially irresponsible, including investment decisions” (and you thought the ASUO was bad…), forcing the university to “donate all excess supplies and materials in an effort to rebuild the University of Gaza”, and demanding that someone else pick up the tab for their political theatrics by compensating “all employees whose jobs were disrupted during the course of the occupation.”

My favorite part of the video, though (aside from the cameraman bleating out platitudes about “consensus”, “hierarchy”, and “power structures” that he obviously thinks makes him sound “academic”), comes at the end when he’s making video of the protesters’ possessions just in case campus security confiscates their stuff. After making sure to document all the MacBooks, iPods, and headphones the rabble-rousers are carrying around in their bags, he proclaims that the police won’t be interested in confiscating a water bottle, since “they probably drink corporate water.”

Fight the power!


December 12th, 2008 by Vincent

In response to Stephen Steven Soderbergh’s swooning hagiography of Che Guevara, Reason has posted no less than four different articles in the last couple of days condemning the film and lamenting the disgusting love affair people have with the Che, the Castro regime, and its Chavista sidekick in Venezuela.

There’s way too much to try to summarize here, but they’re all worth reading. After all, Soderbergh’s “Guerilla” is almost certain to end up being screened here at the U of O by some student group or another purporting to promote “social justice” or some other euphemism for anti-capitalism.

Naomi Wolf: Drama Queen

September 23rd, 2008 by Vincent

Ladies and gentlemen, this is what a tantrum looks like:

Please understand what you are looking at when you look at Sarah “Evita” Palin. You are looking at the designated muse of the coming American police state.

I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is using Sarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populist face on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end of elections as we know them. If McCain-Palin get in, this will be the last true American election.

I can tell you one thing, if electing Obama means we won’t be subjected to another four years of tiresome faux-antifa screeds and “Save the Republic!” posturing, I might consider voting for him.*

To be fair to Ms. Wolf, though, she’s been playing at this little game of hers for awhile now, so maybe she actually believes it.

* Not really.

Melodramatic Posers.

September 4th, 2008 by Vincent

Everyone wants to be iconic.

Hey hey! Ho ho! Stuff and things have got to go!

August 25th, 2008 by Vincent

I think the DNC (or at least the crazy-fest outside, courtesy of “Recreate 68”) is going to be a hoot and a holler this year.

My personal favorite? “Humanity needs Revolution & Communism, Not a New Face on the Same Brutal Empire”

You can’t make this stuff up.


While the “Revolution & Communism” is perhaps the most absurd picture on there (so far), I think this picture of the clenched-fisted tools idolizing Muqtada al-Sadr as some kind of “anti-imperialist” hero beats it for sheer stupidity.

And is it just me, or is that a Coors logo and a small Budweiser logo on the reverse of Muqtada’s picture?

A Practical Guide to Hobo Code

June 19th, 2008 by Vincent

The Olympic Trials are nearly upon Eugene. For many, this means flying in from other parts of the country and renting a hotel room or apartment for a few days and enjoying this spectacle of world-class athleticism.

Indeed, Eugene has gone to great lengths to make the city a fun and welcoming place for people to come and enjoy during the trials. Also practically upon us is the (in)famous Oregon Country Fair, which begins on July 11, a mere 5 days after the Olympic Trials wrap up.

The upshot of all of this is that Eugene’s already-sizeable transient population is set to increase dramatically for the next month or so. In the interest of helping sports-minded hobos find their way around the city during the Olympic Trials and hopefully minimizing the confusion and possible bumfights over stoops and alleyways that might occur when the homeless Country Fair crowd arrives, I thought it might be helpful to post a link to this guide to hobo signs.

Hobo signs can be useful for a transient new to the area who might be wondering where he can get “work for food,” where he can “fake illness” for a place to sleep, which houses are “easy marks” or where “anything goes.” They’re also helpful for warning the wary drifter away from houses where judges live, “men with guns”, or dangerous “brutal” men.

While I do realize the inherent irony in writing on a blog about hobo signs for transients, it is my sincere hope that at least one bum will stop abusing his body while looking at pornography at the Knight Library long enough to find this post. After all, if we can help just one tramp avoid a “bad tempered owner”, then we’ve made the world a better place.


June 6th, 2008 by Ossie

The double feature you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here. 32 pages of Hate + 16 pages of Hack Attack = the apocalypse – if not that, at least one uproarious read. Enjoy.

Che Guevara’s Kids Tired of Wannabe Revolutionaries

June 6th, 2008 by Vincent

Shockingly enough, Che Guevara’s kids are tired of seeing their father’s face used to sell products:

Two of Ernesto “Che” Guevara’s children said Thursday they were tired of seeing their father’s image used to sell everything from T-shirts to vodka, calling the growth of the revolutionary as a global super-brand “embarrassing.”

Aleida Guevara, the eldest of Guevara’s four children by his second wife, Cuban revolutionary Aleida March, said the commercialization of her father’s image contributed to tension between rich and poor in some countries.

“Something that bothers me now is the appropriation of the figure of Che that has been used to make enemies from different classes. It’s embarrassing,” she wrote during an Internet forum sponsored by Cuba’s government ahead of what would have been her father’s 80th birthday on June 14.

So it’s official: no one likes “revolutionary” posers wearing Che shirts, not even actual revolutionary communists.

The Wait is Over

May 21st, 2008 by Sean Jin

After a long three month hiatus, the Student Insurgent has finally published another issue.

I was going to propose, for our Hack Attack issue, that we just publish blank space and have a caption asking, “Where were the other publications this year?” But alas (or maybe hooray) they managed to spew out another amazing issue, featuring gems such as:

Regarding Ants

Ants truly use the motto, “e Pluribus Unum,” out of many one.

Next, you’re going to tell me that ants Trust In God, as well, right?

If you want a better world, you could do worse than having ants as role models.
-Brian Kvenvolden is a prisoner of
war (emphasis mine) in the Wisconsin Prison Industrial Complex.

Great, all we need: prisoners telling us to better our world by following ants. (more…)

Cleaning the Filthy, Filthy Survival Center!!

May 2nd, 2008 by Amy

Need I say more?

Edit: I was very drunk when I made this post originally. Apparently some peoples’ idea of cleaning out Suite One doesn’t involve boxes, several hand-trucks, and a U-Haul, but merely some Simple Green and a recycling tub. To each his own, I suppose.

If you’re interested in assisting with the Suite One clean-up, considering it is “filthy, filthy”, click the link above, or just join the group and encourage my idea of cleaning-up!

P.S. Drew, are you circumcised I’ll ask this at a more appropriate time.

Uniting Campus Puff by Puff

April 30th, 2008 by Amy

I was recently invited to the Free Speech Parade Facebook group, hosted by the one and only UO Survival Center. What struck me as interesting was the description of the group:

We support free expression, be that: verbally, musically, poetically, artistically, physically, nutritionally, literarily, meditatively, economically (barter) or otherwise.

A perfect example of this “free expression” they support is Cimmeron Gillespie’s (coincidentally the group’s founder) drumming/musical performances that, I’m sure, we’ve all had the pleasure of encountering.

Perhaps a further buried example would be a student’s right to smoke–the act of smoking as an expression. I am hesitant to jump on the freedom of expression bandwagon here, but perhaps we, as a campus, could broaden our freedom horizons a bit and accept smoking as a tool to unite students, similar to say, a FIG class, or Week of Welcome.

Even better, if we can get the environmental lovin’ kids to support smoking on campus. Can you imagine OSPIRG collecting signatures to save your right to smoke? Student dollars at work on campus? Dare to dream, people, dare to dream!

As for me, I’ll see you at the Smoke-in on Monday, May 12th, sporting a large cigar.

Inmate denied chance to read SI, for some reason complains

February 29th, 2008 by Ossie

In the editorial in the newest issue of the Student Insurgent – which is radically written in first person – it is mentioned that a prisoner “is being denied his right to receive our paper.” (For those of you who don’t know, the SI uses part of its student-funded budget to mail its issues to prisoners across the country. In the Fall, Ted Kaczynski wrote to the SI telling them to take him off its mailing list. See page 30) Kevin “Rashid” Johnson writes:

This is Rashid. While I’m on your mailing list the uniforms here have repeatedly refused to allow your newspaper in. I expect you all have used some of my art and maybe writings.
Anyway, enclosed is a recent cartoon I did which you can use.
Of Course any replies or suggestions are welcome. To ensure that I receive any letters please send them to the following… (more…)


August 24th, 2007 by Sean Jin

As CJ pointed out to me yesterday, the Student Insurgent featured the ad-hominem letter by Diego Hernandez directed towards me that he submitted to the ODE a few months ago. Coincidentially, this is a part of the process that got me to join the Commentator.

Anyways, I picked up the Insurgent today (and disinfected my hands after touching it, of course) and found out that our dear friends at Suite 1 did not only post D. Hizzle’s letter, but wrote an entire article about the Multicultural Center. They endorsed the MCC, amonst a number of things, as a place that ‘serves as a safe and respectful environment’ and ‘promotes leadership development’. I must have missed Respect and Leadership day at the MCC, because it is anything but that for anyone that isn’t far-left liberal. But then again, the article is in the Insurgent, we never expected them to tell the truth, anyways.

I don’t know how proud the MCC should be for being endorsed by the Insurgent like this. It’s like if the LGBTQA were publicly endorsed by the Alliance of Sodomy Supporters.
Featured next to the MCC article in the Insurgent is a very poignant and elegant piece calling for the abolition of prisons due to the ‘mistreatment of transgender prisoners’. What I want to know is how can someone be a misogynist (woman-hater) if they can’t even determine the gender of the person they are hating on?

If you’ll excuse me, I have to go de-louse my hands.