Author Archives: Jeffrey Langstraat

Kim Jong-Orange

Seriously, the Day of Patriotic Devotion? I’m sure Dinesh D’Souza will be out with his Triumph des Orange soon.

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Robbie Williams is a Fucking Prophet

It takes a certain kind of man with a certain reputation to alleviate the cash from a whole entire nation… …Have it like an oligarch.

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A Dedication to the Basket of Deplorables Riding on the Trump Train

Or any Trump voters, really:

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False Consciousness

This fall, for the first time, adjunct faculty where I teach are working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement. For the past couple weeks, and into next week, my local President and I have been attending adjunct faculty orientation sessions, introducing … Continue reading

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“I’m going to kill you, faggot.”

It was a voice on the answering machine. Reported it to the campus police, and they could trace a phone number, but it was a semi-public line and no person could be connected to it. It was dropped. That was … Continue reading

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Kill the #NerdProm

I despise the White House Correspondents Dinner. Perhaps this is because I despise the DC political-entertainment complex. Every year, media personalities who call themselves journalists hang out with media personalities from film and television, and media personalities who call themselves … Continue reading

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Happy International Workers’ Day!

On my way to a union contract ratification meeting this afternoon, which seems a particularly appropriate way to spend time with some of my union brothers and sisters today. Also thinking about this performance of a classic union song, Bread … Continue reading

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This thing called life

I spent this morning in tears. That was surprising to me. Prince died yesterday, and, while the news had stunned me, it had not left me distraught, as it had a colleague. I spent the afternoon and evening listening to The … Continue reading

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A Problem with the Privatization of Public Higher Education

Last weekend, I attended the annual AFTPa Higher Education Conference. Of course, the Supreme Court’s recent Friedrichs decision was a primary focus, but there were a number of interesting conversations about local issues across the Commonwealth and the status of … Continue reading

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This clip finally makes sense

I finally saw The Departed today. Been revisiting Whitey Bulger and organized crime a bit over the last couple months. The book version of Black Mass is way better than the movie.

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