BL: A Very Bad Day for Chancellor Chihuahua… PLUS

    BobLee
    August28/ 2018

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    A Very Bad Day for Chancellor Chihuahua… PLUS

    I swear… I ain’t never gonna get to give you my opinion on the NFL Kneelers.  STOP THE PRESSES Stuff keeps popping up. Literally I was ready to compose my NFL Kneelers column when WHAMMO ….

     “Plantation Education” by Rashad McCants

    Rashad McCants’ BOMBSHELL EXPOSE EXPLODES.

    Here’s my revised plan for this column…

    (1) A few well-chosen thoughts on Plantation Education. Obviously I have not – and likely won’t – read it, but just that it is out there is Guaranteed CHAOS that I so enjoy.
    (2) UNCCH’s related activities on Life After SSam Toppled… as “the eyes of the nation are on UNCCH” according to Chancellor Chihuahua. Which is sickeningly pretentious even for a UNCCH Chancellor.  My thoughts on SSam are a bit provocative. Yes, really.
    (3) A few brief words on The Death of John McCain because EVERYONE with a website, a twitter account or able to fog a mirror is required to do so this week

    Some of you might be asking… how does a self-admitted poorly educated (semi-literate”?) young manMcCants Book manage to “write a book”. Got me.  Is it a version of that adage about “1,000 monkeys with 1,000 typewriters writing The Complete Works of Shakespeare” ???

    This opus will NOT find a home in UNCCH’s Louis R. Wilson Round Library.

    Last weekend was a Big UNC BB Reunion for naming Roy Williams Court.  I’m betting Rashad was not invited… and won’t be next time for sure.

    Does Rashad’s book have a chapter on his soiree with Khloe Kardashian? If I’m not mistaken, Rashad was one of Khloe’s first NBAer… but certainly not her last.  McCants might have been her shortest NBAer in terms of height. She has opted for 6’9” and taller in recent years.

    The Foreword in “Plantation Education” was written by my friend Mary Willingham. I “spoke” with Mary recently. She is doing very well and does NOT miss the obscene threats from UNC’s more intellectually challenged faction.

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    Earlier today (Tues 8/28) Chancy Folt, her BOT, and UNC System Prez “Ma” Spelling (aka “that Bush Woman) and her BOG all met at UNCCH World HQ on Raleigh Road over in Chapel Hill.

    The purpose of their joint meet was to try to put UNCCH’s much maligned Humpty Dumpty back together again… i.e. What Next for Silent Sam.

    BOG member Thom Goolsby is demanding that SSam be restored to his McCorkle Place pedestal ASAP. I’m going out on a limb and betting THAT won’t happen. But just the fact that Thom is demanding it has the mob of angry anarchists firing up their torches and sharpening their pitchforks for another Geteyes SSam 2.0.

    Chancy Chihuahua REALLY DID say “the nation’s eyes are on us…”. Not even Maxine Waters says crap that silly. OK, Maxine does… but no one in their right mind does.

    NOTE: Chihuahua’s quote lacked the gravitas of King Leonidas addressing his fellow Spartans at Thermopylae. Or for that matter Bev “Baby Dumplin” Perdue addressing the Cary Rotary Club, but it was the best she could muster. Having to stand on a box to reach the podium mic does affect “gravitas”.

    “Chihuahua”, still in a tizzy as to what color lapel ribbon this Glorious Mess calls for, is beside herself. Apparently she is not aware that Mainstream Media Darling John McCain died this week which has effectively diverted “the nation’s eyes” from UNC’s McCorkle Place. Assuming “the nation’s eyes” ever were on it.

    Chihuahua may have gotten her “nation’s eyes” notion from a BLSays reader – Jerry – in Tucumcari New Mexico who read my last column re: SSAm and commented “Isn’t UNC the same school that perpetrated the Greatest Eligibility Scam in NCAA History?” … Yes Jerry, same school.

    WARNING: This is where you and I might differ…

    IMO… Silent Sam shoulda been quietly and reverently relocated 20-25 years ago.

    “America” has changed A LOT since SSam was put in place in 1915. SSam occupying such a prominence on the UNCCH campus is/was incongruous with Modern America.

    Whether less prominently on the UNCCH campus… or on a Civil War Battelefield… or wherever… SSam would still commemorate whatever he has ever commemorated… without “some” of the controversy.

    A moving ceremony involving a regiment of Civil War re-enactors in full dress uniforms parading SSam down Franklin Street woulda been “a sight”.

    A Much Better sight than the mangy mob of obscenity-screaming human hairballs at the recent toppling.

    Nothing “UNC officials” do about SSam will matter, of course, to the mangy mob of terminal malcontents because being “angry” is all they know or care to know. Rumor has it “changing the name of Carrboro” is next on their list. It is a very loooong list.

    The UNC BOG has given Chihuahua and her BOT “until November” to come up with “a plan” for What To Do With Silent Sam.

    That means for give or take 70-75 days they will do absolutely nothing… and then do something stoopid that will only create More Chaos. I can’t wait, can you?

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    My John McCain Is Dead Anecdote. … True Story: Yesterday afternoon around 3 PM I was getting a haircut from “Brandi” at The Guy’s Place. One of their multiple flatscreens was tuned to CNN… and UNC’s very own Brooke Baldwin (UNC’01) was reporting.

    NOTE: Did you know… Brooke Baldwin gave a UNC Commencement Speech several years ago that was bi-partisany judged to be THE WORST UNC Commencement Speech ever. That includes the one when Ted Turner was knee-walking drunk… and the time Madelyn Albright forgot the name of the university.

    So Brooke was opining on the passing of the Incredibly Wonderful Senator from Arizona. CNN’s official position has always been The Only Good Republican is a Dead Republican but Brooke’s reaction was waaaay beyond that.

    It was the first on-air case of Journo-Political Necrophilia.

    Her eyes rolled back in her head and she was shaking all over as she recounted McCain’s Greatness. It was orgasmic. Hellfire… it was pornographic.

    When they came back after a commercial break, Brooke was smoking a Virginia Slims and had a strangely contented look on her face.

    That was odd enough. Later I saw clips of Brian Stelter, F. Chuck Todd, MoJoe, and Chris Matthews all having similar emotional reactions to Senator McCain as maybe THE Best American Ever… not born in Kenya or Hope, Arkansas of course.

    Me?  I felt sorry for Omarosa. Remember her? McCain’s death came with her still having 6:27 minutes of Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame left. Unfortunately Warhol Rules do not allow left-over time to be reclaimed. Celebrity Life is not fair…

    I REALLY am tired of writing about UNCCH.  Would someone else PLEASE do something really really goofy?

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    THAT’S ALL FOR NOW…

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    • Anthony Reply
      2 months ago

      Can you believe Folt and Company dumped all the Silent Sam incriminating emails just as the hurricane was bearing down on the state? Just how crooked can this bunch get? Why do the UNC-CH trustees keep covering for them?

      • BobLee Reply
        2 months ago

        “The Trustees” are just appointed “advisors” who were appointed based on how much $$$ they give to UNCCH and/or to NCGA members or both. The last thing they want is any personal connection for this bureaucratic train wreck.

    • Anthony Reply
      2 months ago

      Sen. Thom Goolsby seems to be the only UNC official making any sense in all the talk about Silent Sam. Why is it so difficult to just obey the law? Why is it so hard to just do the right thing? Surely, more officials other than just Goolsby would agree. At least, I hope so. Or, are we that far gone as a state?

      • BobLee Reply
        2 months ago

        Not sure about “as a state” but UNCCH as a legitimate institution is pretty well shot to hell. SSam will NEVER go back where it was… MAYBE elsewhere obscurely on-campus but NEVER where it was. Thom Goolsby IS a “good man”.

    • esandy Reply
      2 months ago

      Doesn’t Chapel Hill have other War Memorials, at least WWI? If so, put SS with other memorials, in a designated safe space.

      • BobLee Reply
        2 months ago

        I don’t know but if so I’m sure it will be a suggestion.

    • Clif Brisson, Jr. Reply
      2 months ago

      BobLee:
      I heard on WRAL TV last night that the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce wants Silent Sam moved off campus. It seems that putting it back from where it was toppled would be bad for business and not comport with the town’s nationwide image.
      Cliff from Fayetteville

      • BobLee Reply
        2 months ago

        Well, “the eyes of the nation…” are on Franklin St according to Chihuahua….

    • CPR Reply
      2 months ago

      “What goes around, comes around,” That goes for speech, icons, music. et cetera, et cetera.

      “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
      Jesus the Christ

      “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you.”
      Confucius

      “Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged.”
      A. Lincoln
      “What goes around, comes around,”

    • UNCBlue Reply
      3 months ago

      Of course Rashad’s book will be dismissed by the Tar Heel faithful. But based on what little I have read there is likely much truth in what McCants says. At this point you are right. Who cares?

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        AfAm athletes DO get a plantation education but not just at UNC. It is epidemic across Power 5 World.

    • Ashley Overton Reply
      3 months ago

      Quit giving years ago. And I mean years, like 50.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        You are a true visionary!

    • Me Reply
      3 months ago

      Cuz– The ONLY answer is for All UNC contributors to any and all UNC gifts to quit right now,as I have done, then someone would get the message.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        I think that is actually beginning to happen … finally!

    • Former96Heel Reply
      3 months ago

      The loonies in Orange County cannot help themselves. Honestly, in the past year they have generated more fodder than two decades at State College. Add in TGU, and they may have covered the ACC in it’s entirety. Now, they have loved to shock over there with their Freshman required reading. If some academic goober has half a nerve, and a dose of tenure, they need to make this book a required read for the incoming freshmen.
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      Which makes me wonder…where do the millions of copies of unread books go, now that there are so few bookstores around. I mean HRC has inked more than I care to count, and every political hack has their take on DJT it seems. Is that a question for Art? As much as I admire the idea of the book, its audience is 2/3 of dedicated sports fans within that 50 miles. I am betting most of those already know how bad it is, and do not need the written validation. Is the rumor true that BobLee himself is narrating the audio version?

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        I’m “on the short list” …. 😎 … initial printings of untested authors are usually “not too many”.

    • wolfbuff Reply
      3 months ago

      I agree with your stance on SSam. Especially after the Charlottesville and Derm incidents last year, your girl Foltsey should have taken action before the mob did. They could have moved the statue to a quiet corner of a building somewhere and commemorated it as a history lesson of the Jim Crow era. Don’t erase history, but use it so that it doesn’t repeat itself. The fact that she hid behind “state law” as a reason not to take it down means to me she was secretly hoping a mob would do it for her and she could falsely claim some moral high ground. It also means to me that she is nothing more than a bureaucrat, a babysitter in the chancellor’s office with no vision or leadership capabilities. If proactively moving the statue was the right thing to do, then she should have risked getting arrested, risked getting fired. No way either of those would have happened and she could rightly have claimed some moral high ground.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        She was hired because she was a she and from Dartmouth. Not that she was a leader in time of crisis.

    • Dr Wire Reply
      3 months ago

      As much as I enjoy the thought of a new school motto at unX@ch based on SSam’s lynching and McCant’s tell-all:

      Carolina, where Anarchy and black athlete exploitation happily co-exist

      Let’s focus on more important matters.

      Did you see the excellent article by Jared Diamond in today’s Wall St Journal about Mike Shildt. 26-12 is not bad for an unX-A baseball player who worked his way up thru the system to The Show.

      I really like his comment “It’s nice to know that guys who have put their time in and earned their sweat equity riding the buses in the minor leagues are still considered viable options in the big leagues”. Hard to argue with the results of “Organizational IQ was something we felt we needed now”.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Shildt from Charlotte is an anomaly among MLB managers. I like him A Lot!

    • Oldwuf Vet Reply
      3 months ago

      I’m definitely enjoying the continued self-inflicted chaos over in CH. It makes it even better that they don’t even know they are a punch line/cliche. Just hope my Alma mater can stay out of the news a few more weeks.

    • Doug Reply
      3 months ago

      Re: CSS Neuse Interpretive Center on Queen St in The Magic Mile and the full size replica on Heritage St. in front of The C&F. Lord only knows if the current City Council will go “there?” Maybe Vivian will serve ham biscuits and sweet tea to the protesters for hire?

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        So many options. If C. Felix was still around he could make it happen with one phone call.

    • Andy.83 Reply
      3 months ago

      I was there … Brooke Baldwin’s UNC commencement speech. It was painfully awful even by low commencement speech standards.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        But But But… Brooke is so earnest and so sincere and ….. BOY OH BOY does she like John McCain. At least now that he is dead.

    • Hendersonville.Guy Reply
      3 months ago

      Have to say, as my wife was laughing uncontrollably at the Brooke Baldwin take, she commented, “He really is beyond the pale.” Pretty good description of BobLee. Love that picture of the Chancellor. It’s a classic and I’m going to buy and read the book, particularly since Mary wrote the intro.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Bless her heart. I passed “the pale” quite a while ago. … I’m sure Rashad will appreciate your support. I wonder if Khloe, Kourtney and Kim will buy copies?

    • Ken Reply
      3 months ago

      Unless you want to add some cred to Averysboro battlefield as it was the predecessor to Bentonville. Besides that they have more space there.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        I am no Ken Burns when it comes to Civil War stuff. My hometown touts a Confederate gunboat that only traveled 25 miles in its existence before running aground outside of town.

    • Former96heel Reply
      3 months ago

      I thought they were going to melt Sam down into commemorative coins. Proceeds to go to the Nick Saban Savior Fund. Or maybe Lane Kiffin. Heck there has to be a Bowden out there needing a job.
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      Did Roy write a review for Rashad’s book? ‘So darn proud that this dag gum boy wrote hisself a pure t book.’

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        SSam’s future is “in flux”. Naming the DeanDome Court as “Silent Sam Court” is apparently now off the table.
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        Any comments from Roy re: Rashad’s book would be eagerly anticipated and noteworthy for sure.

    • The Expatriate Reply
      3 months ago

      You plead, ” REALLY am tired of writing about UNCCH. Would someone else PLEASE do something really really goofy?”

      I recommend the Duke History Department’s faculty wanting the powers-that-be to remove the name “Carr” from the building they call home. Granted, Brother Carr did things not in acceptable mainstream thought but which were part of His Time in History. He also gave his friends, the Dukes, some land and a nice piece of change to help get Trinity College moved to Durham, acts which history tells us are parts if academia’s rationale for how buildings get named.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        “The mangy mob” is getting ready to go after All Things (Julian) Carr including probably CARRboro. The Kenans and maybe even The Dukes could be on their radar.

    • Lakepacker Reply
      3 months ago

      I think the most “ironic” statement there is that the UNCCH Headquarters is on Raleigh Rd. Seriously, that gang of liberal “intellectuals” cannot get out of their own way. I do appreciate them knocking Omarosa off of her pedestal. There is some good in everyone. Sometimes it is very hard to find. Now we can enjoy the Hat’s fond farewell. We really will miss him.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        I doubt that fancy $35M IPF was supposed to include “a Hot Seat” but it does.
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        My Grand Plan to relocate the UNC HQ has gotten “hung up” in committee!

    • Doug Reply
      3 months ago

      Wonder if Rashad thinks his book will compete with Art and his new Blue Blood II book? Surely he ain’t that du…Never mind.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Battle of The Books… Art usually just takes an old book and puts a new cover on it. His devoted fans don’t know the difference and gobble’em up.

    • robedixon Reply
      3 months ago

      About where SS ends up…I am going out of a limb, but maybe closer to the tree than you here and saying it ends up just off US 701 south at the Johnston/Sampson County line someplace where few ever see it again. Of course the how far out on the limb will be directly impacted by the November…wait January….state legislative elections.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        That would be Bentonville Battlefield if I’m not mistaken. I suspect that will be on the short list.

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