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Trump vs. Clinton debate could trigger Hofstra Snowflakes

Written By | Sep 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2016 – In the run-up to Monday evening’s first of three scheduled debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Hofstra University—which is hosting tonight’s event—has wisely intervened to protect any delicate, easily frightened students unwittingly attending this live, televised political face off. It is entirely possible that Hofstra students may be exposed to a dangerous, free exchange of opinions and ideas.

Lest such students risk years of expensive therapy, a sandwich-board poster has been placed at the entrance to tonight’s on-campus debate venue, informing Hofstra’s legion of Snowflakes and wussies they may encounter forbidden and terrifyingly non-PC alien words, arguments and syllogistic logic, likely originating from Beyond the Wall where Donald Trump and his Dreaded Deplorables do yet dwell.

MRC TV’s Ashley Rae Goldenberg broke this important news in an online report late Monday afternoon:

“Hofstra University has posted a ‘trigger warning’ sign to warn students about the potentially disturbing content that may be discussed during Monday night’s presidential debate.

“According to CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello, a sign inside of the student center at Hofstra reads, ‘Trigger warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to help you.’”

If you’ve ever wondered what your kids’ brains are absorbing, courtesy of that second mortgage you took out to fund their “higher education,” well, you have it right here.

As the great Roman orator Cicero once lamented, “O tempora! O mores!”

Rough English translation: “Oh, the times! Oh, the customs! (or morals).”

Better 2016 English: “OMG! How far down the crapper has this country gone!”

Terry Ponick

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17