Pennsylvania sues to shut down diploma mill.

You’ve gotta admit the folks who run Trinity Southern University in Texas must be amazing educators. They’re so amazingly surprisingly good that they managed to take an ordinary house cat and teach it enough about business administration that it was able to graduate from the school with a degree and a 3.5 grade average. Not only that, but in this day and age of rising tuition costs they managed to pull off this incredible feat for a mere pittance. For some reason, though, the state of Pennsylvania thinks something is amiss and is suing to shut the school down.

Investigators paid $299 for a bachelor’s degree for Colby Nolan — a deputy attorney general’s 6-year-old black cat — claiming he had experience including baby-sitting and retail management.

The school, which offers no classes, allegedly determined Colby Nolan’s resume entitled him to a master of business administration degree; a transcript listed the cat’s course work and 3.5 grade-point average.

The state is seeking a permanent injunction, civil penalties, costs and restitution for violating consumer law and restrictions on unsolicited e-mail ads.

Personally, I think this is a bigoted and transparent attempt to keep cats subservient to humans by denying them the ability to gain the necessary degrees needed in the demanding world of business administration. Many cats already have the requisite talent and dedicated self-absorption to be professional syndicated cartoonists so why not MBAs? It’s naked speciesism at its worst.

8 thoughts on “Pennsylvania sues to shut down diploma mill.

  1. Damn….  Wish I would have known about that place before I submitted my resume. Master’s would have looked good when I asked for a raise…

  2. Well, it sure beats the tuition at Bob Jones University.  The degree you get from this diploma mill is about as useful as one from BJU as well.

  3. Having worked my ass off for my M.D. at the Med. College of Wisconsin and coming out of it $150,000 in debt, this shit really pisses me off.  Where do people like Kent Hovind get off with their phony degrees that they didn’t earn?  People who get a real education should be incensed by this crap.  Bullshit to the extreme!

  4. Les opined:  I think this is a bigoted and transparent attempt to keep cats subservient to humans by denying them the ability to gain the necessary degrees needed in the demanding world of business administration.

    Les, haven’t you ever been owned by a cat?  They do quite well administrating all the business that concerns them without silly human degrees, thank you.

  5. Apparently someone entered the info for the cat.The cat would have probably got a grade point of 4.0.So I find this very degrading to the cat.On the other hand why should I find it degrading that someone that has spent 40 odd years in a given profession with more IQ than the Doctorate idiot that they worked for all those years, seeking a Degree for a life’s work Diploma.Chances are they knew twice as much as the Degree person and probably gave them all the info to obtain Eternal Recognition of The Life Achievemant Award.So don’t knock the diploma mills until you have suffered the indignity of bigoted idiots like yourself.

  6. Herman, my sarcasm-detector may be offline today, but are you saying that diploma mills are OK?

    Yes, some people with degrees are pompous idiots.  The solution is not to BE a pompous idiot.  Devaluing earned degrees is not the solution; it’s the same thing the pompous idiots are doing.

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