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7. Huge group hug for post-election healing

Rice University, the private college in Houston, Texas, was turned into a healing space in the days after Donald Trump was elected president by about 150 students who gathered to form one huge group hug to comfort one another.

“Rice is and will continue to be a safe place for you,” attendees were promised.

An organizer shouted to the crowd:

“You should be comfortable being yourself on this campus. Your voice is wanted, it is desired. Let’s spend a few moments locking arms, holding hands, and feel like one big family. We are one Rice.”

It would seem these young folks didn’t hear the word “no” enough as children, evidenced by the fact that they are still acting like children. Sometimes, circumstances don’t work out in your favor and like the song says; you can’t always get what you want. Unless it’s a safe space. Rice has plenty of those, apparently.


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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

One Response

  1. Tricia Anthone

    Alumni of these institutions need to deliver the message by withholding donations. I would guess that some of the absurdities provoked by Title IX can be clarified by “guidance letters” from the Admin undoing the “guidance” offered by Obama’s admin. But the most effective message will come from Parents electing not to send kids to these schools and alumni electing not to support them while they remain bastions of fascist leftism.


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