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Towleroad Guide to the Tube #573

POKER FACES: A Lady Gaga, South Park, and Christopher Walken mash-up.

BEYONCE: Crowd surfs in London.

UCLA: Students in near riot over a 32% tuition increase yesterday.

MY PUMPS: Erickatoure Aviance, who you may have seen on the Wendy Williams show, shows off her pumps.

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  1. Pokerface is great, and Erickatoure Aviance is fierce; definitely working it. Girl makes me wanna get all dolled up tonight and work my pumps!

    Posted by: Joel | Nov 19, 2009 3:26:22 PM

  2. This is what happens when the state has no money. Unassisted by the CDOE, public universities have to pass the costs on to the students.

    They only have themselves to blame. Maybe next time there is a state-referendum to raise taxes (and, in part, provide for their education), all of these protesters will get off their butt and vote.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Nov 19, 2009 3:34:52 PM

  3. RODNEY WOLLAM: You have something of a point, but many of these students were not old enough to vote when the taxes were on the ballot.

    The problem is usually the older set, they got theirs and they don't feel any responsibility to pay for the education of the younger set.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 19, 2009 4:26:08 PM

  4. The election was just over a year ago. Anyone who is 19 (many freshmen and every second year student and up) would have had the opportunity to vote last November.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Nov 19, 2009 5:19:07 PM

  5. @Rodney

    How do you know they didn't vote for a tax hike? Did you go ask them? David makes a good point. The older generations tend to be quite selfish when it comes to paying for things they don't need. The Boomers should change their names to the Me Generation.

    Posted by: Scott | Nov 19, 2009 5:26:10 PM

  6. According to the data for that election, nearly half of all college-age Americans didn't vote at all. And you'd be hard-pressed to convince me that of the 52% who did vote, every single one of them voted for the increase in taxes.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Nov 19, 2009 6:12:24 PM

  7. @Rodney

    That 52% voter rate among college students is the exact same as the national average, so my point stands.

    Posted by: Scott | Nov 19, 2009 7:01:13 PM

  8. And my point is while this is unfortunate for the students, it's usually only when circumstances affect someone personally that people wake up to the needs of a functioning democracy. Small sacrifices from every single person in return for services for you alone ...

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Nov 19, 2009 9:35:42 PM

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