|"It seemed to appear overnight."|
Some are calling it a miracle.Others are calling it a stunt.
Only two days after Irvine Valley College administrators announced an Oct. 19 pancake breakfast in honor of the college’s 25th anniversary, a massive sinkhole seemed suddenly to appear on the south-east end of campus, perilously close to the campus police facility, revealing what some observers are calling a “25-year-old stack of flapjacks, with butter.”
“Back a quarter-century ago, people celebrated important occasions at the college with ‘pancake breakfasts,'” explained IVC President Glenn Roquemore.
On Thursday, several senior faculty were asked to describe the momentous meal, but none could recall pancakes or even a breakfast.
“I think they’re just making this shit up,” said one long-time English instructor. "We were a real college back then, and real colleges don't have stupid pancake breakfasts" she said.
“The ‘pancake’ business didn’t start until that idiot Steve Frogue became trustee,” she said. “He not only invited Nazis to speak; he insisted on prayer breakfasts. It was unbelievable. That’s why we tried to get rid of the bastard.”
Frogue, a controversial history high school teacher, served as a SOCCCD trustee from the end of 1992 until the summer of 2000, when he resigned, in part because of a public outcry in response to his proposed "forum" on the Warren Commission. He had invited four speakers to the forum, some or all of whom were associated with Liberty Lobby, an anti-Semitic organization in Washington, D.C. founded by notorious racist and conspiracy theorist Willis Carto.
“I showed up around here in 1986, and I sure don’t remember any pancake breakfasts back then,” said Bauer.
“That sort of infantile stuff didn’t start in this district until a bunch of pious assholes took it over, starting with Williams and Frogue in 1992 and then especially after the election of 1996. Then came (Don) Wagner in 1998 and, worst of all, Tom Fuentes in 2000, when Frogue bailed. All those Republicans on the board were anxious to snag Fuentes to help them with their political ambitions. This board is pretty much an annex of the County GOP,” stated Bauer. "It's sickening."
But what about the sinkhole and those pancakes?
“I dunno,” said Bauer. “But it's a sure bet that some fucking pancake house owned by some bigshot Republican is raking in the dough."
"And I wouldn't be surprised if Fuentes got a cut, too.”