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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Mr. Ongoing 

In Arizona, where the legislature seems dedicated to a program of zeroing-out state funding to higher ed, and Illinois where an ongoing political struggle has left the state budget-less, the declines are over 50%.

Oh, so that’s who’s refusing to sign our budget. A fellow named “Mr. Ongoing Struggle.” 

I’d rather we weren’t mentioned at all because all this does is reinforce the two-sides narrative. 

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6 thoughts on “Mr. Ongoing 

  1. anon on said:

    ‘Th’ sound to vanish from English language by 2066 because of multiculturalism, say linguists.

    sitors expecting to hear the Queen’s English spoken on the streets of London in 50 years may need to “fink” again.

    By 2066, linguists are predicting that the “th” sound will vanish completely in the capital because there are so many foreigners who struggle to pronounce interdental consonants – the term for a sound created by pushing the tongue against the upper teeth.

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/28/th-sound-to-vanish-from-english-language-by-2066-because-of-mult/amp/


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    • Dreidel on said:

      Perhaps there’s some poetic justice in how languages intersect.

      Native English speakers find German grammar difficult to master, because German has seven different forms of the article “the,” depending on case and plurality.

      Native German speakers only have one word to learn — “the” — but it’s a sound that doesn’t come easily to their tongue.

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    • 2066 as in 1000-year anniversary of Norman invasion? Poetic justice indeed.

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  2. el on said:

    “Mr. Ongoing Struggle” has a soulmate, another bad governer who stated that “he would not direct any money or resources to help the problem”. Instead:

    Kentucky governor’s plan to stem violence: Prayer patrols

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/06/01/kentucky-gov-matt-bevins-plan-combat-violence-louisville-prayer-patrols/364043001/

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