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Law Students Say The Darndest Things!

As Dave Barry says “I’m not making this up folks” this really is “Southern Suzy” from my constitutional law class… just add the drawl. Could be just me but I find her outrageously and very sadly funny…. Decide for yourself what you think of it..

Professor: I’m laying my bias on the table for you regarding the current administration…
Southern Suzy: (interrupting) I like Bush. I think he’s cute.

Professor: Should the executive branch have the control granted by the 2001 Joint Resolution?
Southern Suzy: The president can go to any country and kick their butts.
Professor: So you believe that majority power should rest with the executive branch?
Southern Suzy: I don’t know about none of that but I know we’re the greatest nation on earth, so if we wanna kick some butt we do what we want.

Professor: Do non US citizens have the right to habeus corpus (freedom to trial)
Southern Suzy: No! We really oughtta just go there and shoot ’em all dead.
Professor: (looking quite preturbed): So you think we should just kill anyone we suspect before we determine their guilt?
Southern Suzy: Darn right! Round em up and kill em all!

I’m apalled not because her views differ from mine because we all have different views and I have friends with conservative view points, but what appalls me is that when the professor is asking very genuinely complex issues that should be intelligently talked out she resorts to: Shoot em all! Bush is such a cutie!

Oy ve

23 thoughts on “Law Students Say The Darndest Things!”

  1. Based on her responses I suspect she will not be getting her cap and gown anyway. If she can to be a skeptical thinker and look at an issue from several angles then she will fail miserably. Even a lot of the conservative attorneys out there have learned to nuance the things they say. This woman obviously has nothing intelligent to add so she shuts down arguements by simian squawks rather than full discussion.People like this irritate me. Just the other day at work a few coworkers of mine (all conservative types) talked about creating an “escape from New Orleans” game….with all the racial connotations and other idiocy involved.

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  2. I can’t believe this girl actually made it into law school. Perhaps she slept her way there. People like this are scary to me–they are evil in their stupidity as those who actually premeditate such moronic thinking. I’m with Ash, she will probably not graduate with that kind of thinking anyway.

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  3. Okay – SS seriously needs to lay off the Rush. Oh wait – she makes up her own talking points, doesn’t she?I see a bright future in radio for her – not law, but definitely radio.

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  4. LOL @ having a career in radio Robin! That is sooo funny because its sadly so true! I’m glad someone else thinks so too! She’s actually in her second year so she did somehow pass… The professor has tried to do what you recommended Saadia but nothing works… *if you’re reading this and you’re a fellow law student… i wonder if you can figure out who I’m talking about??* πŸ™‚ hmmm! that’s going to be tough.

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  5. I’m from the South and I have to say this idiotic mindset is VERY common “round ’em all up and shoot ’em…WHOOO HOOOO!” I call it the high school mentality….the people who sit on the back of their truck beds reminising about the game point touchdown back in 75 or those who vote for Bush because “he’s a cutie.” It’s very hard for “the good ol’ boys” to think out of their little box…it’s sad really.

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  6. OH. MY. GOSH…What is appalling to me is that THIS chick gets the priveledge of continuing her education and is being such an idiot, when there are people like me who would love to go and be truly grateful for the opportunity but can’t afford it.What a waste!

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  7. I recently moved from mid-west to South and I am shocked to see this “cowboy attitude” everywhere around me from driving on road to lines in grocery store…like F**K ya…..I am 100% convinced now that Iraq war is nothing but due to Bush’s southern attitude of shoot them !I am sorry but I felt like thrown back to civil war era. I felt more culture shock than moving here from my country.

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  8. To be fair anonymous….the South has a lot of backward, chaw-spitting rednecks to be sure. But there are a lot of progressive people here who are working very hard to counter the knuckle-draggers. I was born and raised in the South and while I hate these ignorant, never-been-out-of-the-county-they-were-born-in country boys. I have never found anywhere else in the nation quite a naturally beautiful and we also have some of the best food too!

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  9. I’m with Ash… I don’t mean to stereotype all southerners because of “suzy’s” behavior… the south is also very hospitable and has much beauty to it… I choose to live here for a reason.

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  10. My father was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. Visiting was like going to another country. I’m sure that there are many open minded, educated, and hospitable folks in the South. However, I saw a mentality among many there that I’ve not witnessed anywhere else in the US. I saw strong, blatant racism for the first time and people who still couldn’t seem to understand that the South lost the Civil War (and this wasn’t just in my family). I admit that I do have some prejudice–I don’t know that I could ever live in the south unless it was in a major city.

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  11. Fair enough Jane. I don’t live in a tiny southern city…. I admit I get a little teensy bit nervous when on road trips we stop at small towns… very duck out of water….

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  12. Oh Wayfarer… my comments sure make my law school look bad now don’t they? The theory one my law school buddies has on the topic is she does this for the attention… but secretly she’s a genius:) Who knows.

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  13. Speaking of your classmates theory about this girl, it’s exactly along the lines I was thinking. I wondered if she was intentionally making these idiotic comments, to get a rise out of fellow classmates. Judging from general classroom discussion in this course, do you think this is a possibility? Of course, you know her so it’s possible she’s really just this . . . sad.

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  14. I truly believe (you have to see her to really get it) that she does believe what she’s saying. I think that she says it in a cutsey monosyllabic manner to make us laugh and chuckle, shaking our heads at cute little suzy… I think on exams she probably doesnt answer questions this way, but I do think what she says, she believs.

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  15. On one hand, at least she speaks her mind. On the other…sounds like a dangerous attitude and personality trait for an attorney. Forget the fact that I completely disagree with her point of view…I agree with you about the way she sounds so…I don’t know…dismissive about critical issues that should be carefully dissected! Ugh.

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  16. I just think she was pulling the professor’s leg. Come on, you just missed the obvious humor there.Imagine, this could be the future Nancy Grace.

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