UPDATE: Everyone I know who has blogged about this has received a highly focused comment spam from someone who signs himself “John Calvin” and comes from the IP address 184.108.40.206 (at least he was coming from there when he spammed me). He cut and pastes some large articles about Bush at Calvin and rants things like: “SADDAM and his henchmen inflicted the death and destruction. Bush and the troops liberated 25 million people. Your moral equivalence is disgusting.” He never shows any sign of having read the posts he is “replying” to. The built in spam filter in WordPress 1.5.1 correctly tagged his rants as spam and put them in moderation. He apparently does searches with things like “bush” “calvin” “leave comments.” I wonder if he does this by hand or has a script to do it for him? Anyone know anything more about this dude?
College ad to protest Bush visit – The Washington Times: Nation/Politics – May 17, 2005:
One-third of the professors at an evangelical Christian college in Grand Rapids, Mich., are taking out a large ad in a local newspaper Saturday to protest President Bush’s commencement speech.
“As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort,” the ad will say. “We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq.”
The 130 signatories, which include 20 staff members, work at Calvin College. Founded in 1876 as a school for pastors of the Christian Reformed Church, it now is one of the nation’s flagship schools for a Christian liberal-arts education.
I’m so proud of my Alma Mater. :)