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Liberty University Student Buries Jerry Falwell Jr. in Scorn for Bizarre (Now Deleted) Unzipped-Pants Photo

It is not the most important news of the day, indeed it isn’t even really news, but sometimes this bizarre stuff helps us moderate some news that throws us into rages or tears.

We are most certainly taking a ride into Bizarro-world, in which “brand-clueless” Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. did what all university presidents do when going on vacation and getting drunk on a yacht with a woman much younger than them, take a picture in a state of half-undress and post it to their Instagram page! Not to make too fine a point here, but as we reported yesterday, this is the type of thing that would likely get the president of the University of Minnesota fired, never mind the president of Liberty University.

Ah, yes – Liberty University, a private school with no qualms about policing your private Christian life, should you choose to go there. Never mind that any university president would have some explaining to do, but this particular one is president of a university that enjoys policing morals.

It was for that very reason – probably – that a Liberty University student took to Twitter to take “President Falwell” to task for … going on vacation on a yacht, getting drunk with some scantily clad young woman and .. take it from there:

We also have a pretty good indication where that money for yachts and … young women, come from:

Sounds like a racket, except kids aren’t taken by surprise. But that’s not the only fine to be derived here:

To be fair, again, we do want to point out that one could walk on the campus of UC Santa Cruz and get fined for walking around with your pants undone. One would be better off – FAR better off – simply insisting you have the right to come to class naked, as some have, than to assert a right to walk around with one’s pants undone. So that’s not necessarily a “Liberty University” thing – though the sexism and misogyny certainly is.

Is this linked with Trumpism? Is that something practiced at Liberty? Yes, says our fearless Christian warrior, indeed she notes it’s perhaps the principle reason people go to Liberty (nowadays) and has to have a separate thread to discuss “other reasons” people go:

And nothing says “Trumpism” more than rank hypocrisy:

We think that young Alexandra will do quite well in the upcoming Liberty University debate versus President Falwell, but because we can’t have large crowds gathered during the time of COVID, maybe they can hold it on a yacht? Nah, she’s not getting on that boat with that creep, and that’s sorta the point.

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Jason Miciak is an attorney, author, political analyst and writer originally from Canada, with dual citizenship, living with his wife and daughter in southern Mississippi. He has an B.S. in Biology and a Minor in American History from Gonzaga University and a J.D. from the University of California. He does as little law as he can get away with while now doing full time writing for Political Flare. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, casual reading in science and dogs.

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