Defending Nancy Shurtz


I know we’re not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don’t know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don’t care that we don’t.
Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

“Harmful to one’s reputation; blameworthy: discreditable behavior.”

“The University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz ignited a firestorm because she wore blackface at a private Halloween party. No, that’s not quite accurate. Shurtz set the kindling beneath her. Someone else tossed the spark.”

I got in  a hella-of a lot of trouble when I posted on the apparent racism of Krysta Albert. Did I learn my lesson. Do I mind my own business? No.

Above is a quote that came to me by random, when I googled the controversy on Eugene’s ‘Cross on the Hill’. It latched on to the words “controversy” and “cross”.  With the election of Trump. and the giving of the Pulitzer Prize to Bob Dylan, there is nothing for me to say. Mr. Thomas nailed it. But, being a journalist, you know I must go on, and on, and on. Only when I am poking the charred remains of Caesar Von Trump outside the Trump Family Bunker, will I hang up my hat, and quietly………….die!


Here is my friend Frog being mentioned in an article in the Register Guard.

“Eugene has always struggled with taking itself too seriously, despite plenty of practice laughing at themselves. Where else can a man who calls himself Frog support himself by selling joke books? “

I wasn’t sure Frog was my friend, after all these years, until he comented on this alleged controversy.

“This is stupid!”

What pray-tell is so “stupid” about it? A major university is considering getting Nancy Shurtz away from them. When they got the bad news, she erred, they lit her on fire, and threw her over their stupid wall. They knew we the people would come running, and poke at her charred remains with a stick. Then we head back to Kesey Square to see what kind of action is going down there.

“And behold, there was a shiny bright light coming from over the wall, shooting sparks in all direction! And they came, and poked at it till it stopped sizzling, and grew dull.”

Why didn’t the Regents hold a secret council and discuss the matter? Why wasn’t it broadcast on Eugene Access T.V.? Better yet, why didn’t they contact some English Professors and have them come up with a pearl of wisdom like the one above, and give evidence they are not – that stupid.

“With a rubber chicken under his arm, Frog sells his homemade joke books on 13th Avenue near the UO. The city tried to stop him, wasting piles of money on legal work. But in 1994 the Oregon Supreme Court ruled for Frog, aka David Miller, and free speech.”

One person could have googled for some Wise Knowledge in order to appease the peons living at the bottom of the hill. Why leave us to our same old devices, which is to get out our old Bobby Dylan records and look for an answer as to what the fuch is really going down!

“Pulitzer Prize winners, always know!”

This song will always do! We used to trip to LSD with Dylan, on our backs, manipulating the waves of cosmic visions; and here come Tim Skully to hook you up to his Bio-feedback machine – again.

“Little boy lost, takes himself so seriously”

Do you recall Timothy Leary’s “Turn on! Tune in! And drop out!” This is to say, if a billion dollar university does not take the trouble to educate you, make sure you friggen know something when your graduate, then who should be dismissed and driven out of town?

We have come to the End of the Quicky Online College Course with the revelation that the Mime Troupe, of which Bill Graham was a member, put on a play with white actors in black face. Bill might be the man with the two minstrels. Jews had a profound impact on Vaudeville and Comedy because it offered a healing mask to hide your pain behind, and, tell the world your harrowing story. Bill owned three masks.

Covert neo-Confederate racists know children in America are becoming more and more color blind. Most professors know this, too. Bigots want a President that returns children to their good ol ways, so they will see the differences they see. Racism is taught.

In the next installment, I will give very good reasons why all Universities should write Donald Trump a letter DEMANDING he remove Stephen Bannon from his cabinet. In the last lesson, I will bid all universities demand Donald Trump not take office, and…….

The UofO threw Nancy over the wall to the dogs. They ceased to be neutral on the issue of racism. Senator Merkley refused to be neutral. So did Mario Savio, one of the father’s of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkley.

The machine has become odious again, in that it has produced dumb and neutral people who can’t, and wont bring themselves to vote. What I suggest – off the top – is that a law be passed where each graduate who votes, gets $500 dollars taken off their student loan debt.

Below is my ex-neighbor in a video exposing the truth the KKK was once big in Eugene.

Jon Presco


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The University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz ignited a firestorm because she wore blackface at a private Halloween party. No, that’s not quite accurate. Shurtz set the kindling beneath her. Someone else tossed the spark.

Anyone in the room could have asked her about Dr. Damon Tweedy, whose book she had recently enjoyed. Instead, one of the guests snapped a photo and shared it on social media. Flames ensued.

“Instead, one of the guests snapped a photo and shared it on social media. Flames ensued.”

Commissioned by the San Francisco Mime Troupe as a short to be screened during intermission for its rather infamous 1965 Minstrel Show (Civil Rights from the Cracker Barrel), which assaulted racial stereotypes by wildly exaggerating them. Scored by Steve Reich.

Bill Graham (January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was a German-American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death in 1991 in a helicopter crash. On July 4, 1939 he was sent from Germany to France to escape the Holocaust. At age 10 he settled in a foster home in the Bronx, New York. Graham graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and from City College with a business degree.

In the early 1960s, he moved to San Francisco, and, in 1965, began to manage the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He had teamed up with local Haight Ashbury promoter Chet Helms and Family Dog, and their network of contacts, to organize a benefit concert, then promoted several free concerts. This eventually turned into a profitable full-time career and he assembled a talented staff. Graham had a profound influence around the world, sponsoring the musical renaissance of the ’60s from the epicenter, San Francisco. Chet Helms then Bill Graham made famous the Fillmore and Winterland Arena; these turned out to be a proving grounds for rock bands and acts of the San Francisco Bay area including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, who were first managed, and in some cases developed, by Chet Helms.

 From the late 1930s to 1964, private individuals erected a succession of wooden crosses in the park, one replacing another as they deteriorated. In 1964, private individuals erected the cross at issue in this litigation. It is a fifty-one foot concrete Latin cross with neon inset tubing, and it is located at the crest of Skinner’s Butte. The parties who erected the cross did not seek the City’s permission to do so beforehand; however, they subsequently applied for and received from the City a building permit and an electrical permit.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a new culprit for its loss to Donald Trump: Self-loathing, sexist women.

During an appearance on MSNBC on Monday, former Clinton campaign communications director Jess McIntosh claimed it was women with “internalized misogyny” who couldn’t bring themselves to vote to elect the first woman president.

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer condemned President-elect Donald Trump‘s decision to hire a “white nationalist” as his new chief strategist.

The Oregon Democrats issued statements Monday calling on Trump to disavow what he called the “hateful actions” of Steve Bannon, who until joining the Trump campaign several months ago worked as executive chairman of Breitbart News.

Bannon’s new position will give him broad authority over strategic decisions made by the White House.

Famous quotes containing the words controversy and/or cross:

And therefore, as when there is a controversy in an account, the parties must by their own accord, set up for right Reason, the Reason of some Arbitrator, or Judge, to whose sentence, they will both stand, or their controversy must either come to blows, or be undecided, for want of a right Reason constituted by Nature; so is it also in all debates of what kind soever.”
Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)

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