Christmas in May

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credit: Dale Preston. logoPosted May 9, 2020 at 17:40. Revised Sep 11, 2020 at 13:02.

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John Deere LogoChristmas in May

It seems that ChaosFarm is still not enjoying the warmer temperatures that generally arrive in May. It is a shock to wake up in the morning and be greeted by snow on the rooftops. The polar vortex did not hit here in midwinter, but it is here now. It looks like abnormally cold weather is going to remain for at least another week. This weather is excellent fodder for stoking the lunacy of those who believe that there is no such thing as global warming.

The tranquility at ChaosFarm has been interrupted by an OberlinChaos reader, MC. He has sent us a link to a misleading interview with the College President. This interview is one more piece of evidence that President Ambar sees all the world as a courtroom containing an ignorant jury that can be easily swayed by her persuasive arguments of the moment. Things don’t always work that way.

Oberlin College and ControversyCNN interview of Ambar

Hi JD:


I came across this interview with CNN’s Michael Smerconish. Interesting how Ambar belabors such terms as “community” and “collective” — as would any good socialist/progressive. For good measure, she also throws in a couple of politically correct terms (equity, diversity) — but clearly, her worldview has to do with the collective/the community (in other words, she places society above the individual).


I also note that she claims Oberlin awards $63 million/year in financial aid. If it were true, it would constitute a huge drain on an $800 million endowment.


But of course, it’s not true. The $63 million isn’t real money that the college is awarding; rather, it consists of tuition discounts, or federal loans, or both.


Anyway, hope you’re doing well.


All the best.




Creative accounting


MC has seen through President Ambar’s creative accounting.


Doing good things


President Ambar has made a big deal out of her desire to improve relations with the town of Oberlin. She has made it clear in other contexts that when she refers to the “Oberlin Community,” she means the college minus the town. She preaches inclusion while practicing exclusion.

/s/ JD Nobody, OC ’61.

This blog warns Oberlin Alumni about the verbal prestidigitation and redactions in the COVID and Gibson’s Bakery stories. Please tell your fellow Obies how our college has damaged its reputation, the Gibsons, and the worth of our degrees. No pandemic, sleazy PR, or conflating of libel and slander with free speech can minimize the BOT’s negligence. Their elitism and compulsive behavior is eradicating funding for THOUSANDS of scholarships or 225 Steinway concert grand pianos. All done to destroy a tiny bakery!

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Posted May 9, 2020 at 17:40. Revised Sep 11, 2020 at 13:02.
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JD Nobody

JD Nobody, OC '61, has a 54-year career in developing software. This involved IT application design and maintenance, software engineering, bank operations, and article composing software for The Business Torts Reporter. He was an administrative officer and ICBM launch officer in the U.S. Air Force.
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