Mike Adams

The saddest part of this note is not that is says “you are in no place to judge” just three sentences before it says “you are a sinner.” Nor is it the fact it says “you are in no place to…hate” after its author threatened to choke its recipient.

It isn’t even the fact that Rainwater used her Georgia Tech email address (gtg261w@mail.gatech.edu) to say “i really want to choke you bitch” in April of 2006 while Tech’s speech code was still in effect.

The saddest part of this note is that it was written by a student at Georgia Institute of Technology. Let that sink in for a moment.

Intelligent people understand that the people who see “hate speech” everywhere are among the most unhinged members of our society. They also realize that universities with speech codes and widespread emphasis on tolerance and diversity will attract these unhinged students disproportionately.

Intelligent people understand these things but not Wayne Clough. After losing the speech code aspect of the lawsuit he continues to fight on with the other components of the case, which he will also surely lose. And the Georgia taxpayers are footing the bill while Clough sides with these lunatics.

That is why he is the DrAdams 2006 Jackass of the Year. Take a few minutes to email Clough (wayne.clough@carnegie.gatech.edu) with a sincere and heartfelt note of congratulations. I know I will.

Author’s Note: Dr. Adams sincerely regrets that he delayed announcing the results until February. Also, Rosie O’Donnell and Natalie Maines both deserve honorable mention. Each will get a gift certificate to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a one-way plane ticket to Havana.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.