E. Gordon Gee guarding the OSU henhouse!

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The Duke of Hazard

Brookville, OH

#1 Oct 23, 2013
Leon Harrison
Clayton, Ohio
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

To: The Editor

Subject: E. Gordon Gee guarding the OSU henhouse

“E. Gordon Gee guarding the OSU henhouse”

Did anybody besides me laugh, when they read that Ohio Governor Kasich would be consulting with E. Gordon Gee, OSU’s most distinguished and expensive retiree (with compensation and benefits), about how to control, contain and cut college costs? Now, E. Gordon Gee will use his OSU office, economic experience, expertise and knowledge to cut the costs of college? This wise old frequent-flyer fox is now guarding the OSU henhouse?
During my forty years of real-job employment in the private sector, I worked with and around many men who were working, saving and struggling to pay taxes and then tuition to send their children to colleges and universities. Parents and working students were purposely paying for productive educations, not for cultural, political and societal indoctrinations. Can some of this delightful diversity-department drivel, inclusive institutional insanity, and marvelous multicultural mush be honestly equated and related to the inflated [1,120 percent] costs of college knowledge, during these past forty years?
I remember my coworkers’ anger and fear as it got harder and harder for them to make and pay those blue-collar dollars, year after year; most of them tried to work overtime or part-time outside. I have a hunch that some of their wives and kids were working to pay for tuition, gasoline and lunch. Continual and cumulative college costs and incremental inflation added to their aggravation and frustration; despite immigration, legislation, regulation, taxation and academic buddies doing gender, multicultural and psychobabble studies.
Some parents, students and taxpayers might naturally and normally (if not morally) think it unfair that they have to pay for some of these passionate part-time professors, angry affirmative-action academic activists and advocates, devout diversity disciples, and multicultural media messiahs to be figuratively and literally flying through the air everywhere; to promote themselves and participate, perform, pester, pose, protest and speak in public and on radio and TV shows. They and their fawning fans may seriously state that they are really representing their academic brands.
If these education employees and academia leaders get tenure and cannot be fired, before they get into government and retire, can we insensitive jerks at least budget-cut some of their prestigious perks of work? Can we end or limit their personal political missions by withholding our taxes and tuitions? Can parents, students and taxpayers demand and establish some sane sensible common-sense educational and institutional priorities; besides memberships within athletic departments, fraternities and sororities?
Oh, would it do me any good to ask for or rant for a literary job or an academic or government grant? I can be paid to behave and be bribed to be nice for a reasonable [cheaper than E. Gordon Gee] price…with expenses.

Leon Harrison
Clayton, Ohio
The New Cool Warrior

West Alexandria, OH

#2 Oct 25, 2013
But the G. Man is an OSU promoter and football fan! How can those OSU-student bartenders, barmaids, mini-mart attendants, cooks and waitresses bitch and holler about having to work a little longer and harder to pay them just a few more dollars? Why are they bitchin' about paying their tuition? Football is the OSU mission! Don't they get all wet or stiffer like the OSU jock sniffers?

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