Can't TBOC! be shut down by administration or by lawsuit?
Every time something goes up on this site that the SLU Republicans don't like, they run to the administration crying "foul." The unfortunate reality is, "political orientation" is not covered in the SLU discriminatory harassment policy. And, as long as posts made over the SLU network do not violate the AUP, there is no action the university can take, short of mere bullish intimidation tactics, which they have done before, to no avail.
What about lawsuits? Well, we've outlined in a pretty clear fashion how they wouldn't hold up. But, besides the slander/libel/defamation laws, there is also the fact that contributors (aka tboccers) blog anonymously--or most of them do. Who would be served with papers? The blog itself? You can't really do that. And again, this is all aside from the fact that no case against TBOC would hold any water, legally speaking. Sorry kids.
In short, the SLU administration can't touch TBOC, and neither can the SLU Republicans, so they might as well just get used to it. After all, you know what they say. If you can't take a joke, fuck off. Actions aimed at halting or shutting down TBOC! only further prove the point TBOC! has made repeatedly: SLU Republicans and the SLU administration have no respect for freedom of speech whatsoever, unless that speech involves promoting their own ideology, or in some cases, crypto-fascism.
So go ahead, you Lizs, Jakes, Carlas, and Peters of the world. Meet with Rance, and Margaret, and Cissy, and Sully until the cows come home. And go ahead you Rances, Maragarets, Cissys, and Sullys of the world, and try to shut us down. Each time you all go after TBOC!, we only get stronger.