July 29, 2010

Karl Rove dodges cries of "WARMONGER," pies at Chicago campus

Mainly because they're cooking up bullshit reasons why he won't be allowed to speak there...

The university previously argued that the timing of Rove's appearance for the upcoming school year could imperil its 501(c)(3) tax status.

"The timing of this event is problematic given the campaign cycle," Kimberly A. Moore, director of student affairs and Greek affairs, told students in an e-mail. "Loyola has to maintain impartiality in order to protect our tax-exempt status."

The article notes that they're letting some no-name Obama appointee from "the White House interfaith council" (yawn) speak on campus, but that's really nothing major compared to this:
Conservative students point out that the school has hosted partisan speakers on election years before. In September 2004, the school hosted Howard Dean, who ran for president that year. A couple of weeks after his speech, political activist Ralph Nader, who also ran for president that year, spoke on campus -- a speech that was advertised as a campaign event in which donations were solicited.
But neither of those events were a threat to the school's tax status, whereas Rove (who the article notes isn't even working on any campaigns this year) appearing on campus would be a big problem. Yeah.

I honestly would have a lot more respect for these douchebags if they would come right out and just say that they didn't want someone like Rove delivering a speech on their campus because they disagreed with his political views. At least that would be honest, but I guess that's a little too much to ask for. Surprise, surprise.

Update: Now that I think of it, though they probably don't like Karl Rove, maybe they are worried about their tax status. This is Barry and Rahm's home turf, after all.

"Wouldn't want anything to happen to this nice university you've got here that would raise your taxes, would you?"

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July 18, 2010

The Left's Sturmabteilung in action

Union jackboots taking a few swings at their opposition,

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July 12, 2010

Kenneth Gladney Was Unavailable For Comment

Remember Mr. Gladney? He was the African American gentleman beaten up by union thugs in St. Louis last year outside of a Russ Carnahan Town Hall. And he NAACP has not been very supportive of him as he seeks redress. Well, that perspective is important, given that this almost predictable bit of silliness from the NAACP is about to come forth. My only amazement is that this shit didn't come sooner.

Among the charges lodged against the tea party in the resolution:

•Tea party supporters have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically.”

•Tea party activists have used racial epithets, have verbally and physically abused black members of Congress {is this the discredited story about the walk across the Capitol Grounds on the weekend of the Obamacare vote?-ed}and others, and have been charged with threatening public officials.

Sigh. What a shock that the left, as their policies are unpopular and their grasp on power is set to be loosened this November, retreat back to their old race card gambit, proof be damned.

Oh well, fuck them. Fuck them all. Fuck you eternally with the fuckfury of fucking freedom for telling me that opposition to their side based on policy grounds is racist. Fuck them for making claims without proof. Fuck them for excusing Robert Byrd and his KKK membership, yet calling those of us who pointed it out bigots.And fuck them for trying to silence me without knowing what I think or feel, ignoring my explicit policy reasons for opposing their agenda.

Wanting a better life for my daughter? I guess I am a fucking Klansman on par with Senator Byrd. Wanting to keep my job? I guess I lost my lynching rope last week. Wanting to be able to have my family not wait in a line worse than the Post Office to get medical care? Then lets all sing "Dixie". And wanting to make sure that our country remains strong? Then give me my "Fans of Plessy v Ferguson" card.

Seriously, why should I fucking fuckity fuck have to apologize for something that I and many of my fellow conservatives do not believe and have not helped perpetuate because your side is bereft of ideas? Why should I feel guilty forwanting what I listed above/ And why the fuck in the fuckdumpster of fuck and fury do I have to apologize when our side is lying and distorting facts to present a meme that does not exist?

Fuck you, race hustlers. Fuck you for your lies and deceit to take on an opponent, rather than engage in debate. Get lost, and come back when you have facts and logic to support your claims.

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July 10, 2010

Academic freedom

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that this guy won't get a tenth of the support that Ward Churchill got form his colleagues, if even that much:

The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.

The professor, Ken Howell of Champaign, said his firing violates his academic freedom. He also lost his job at an on-campus Catholic center.

Howell, who taught Introduction to Catholicism and Modern Catholic Thought, says he was fired at the end of the spring semester after sending an e-mail explaining some Catholic beliefs to his students preparing for an exam.

"Natural Moral Law says that Morality must be a response to REALITY," he wrote in the e-mail. "In other words, sexual acts are only appropriate for people who are complementary, not the same."

An unidentified student sent an e-mail to religion department head Robert McKim on May 13, calling Howell's e-mail "hate speech." The student claimed to be a friend of the offended student. The writer said in the e-mail that his friend wanted to remain anonymous.
Now, my dad is a Catholic, but I'm not—in fact, I consider myself an agnostic—and I don't much care what consenting adults do with their naughty bits behind closed doors, but from what I understand, the official policy of the church (and it's hardly the only Christian denomination to take such a line) that homosexuality is a sin.
Speaking of which...
Howell said he was teaching his students about the Catholic understanding of natural moral law.

"My responsibility on teaching a class on Catholicism is to teach what the Catholic Church teaches," Howell said in an interview with The News-Gazette in Champaign. "I have always made it very, very clear to my students they are never required to believe what I'm teaching and they'll never be judged on that."

Howell also said he makes clear to his students that he's Catholic and that he believes the church views that he teaches.
So, here we have a guy who's an avowed Catholic, teaching students about Catholic doctrine, and he gets fired for doing so? All because a student (who's not brave enough to show his or her face in public) thinks that his teaching of that church doctrine is "hate speech." Did the student know about these teachings before enrolling in the course? Hard to say, but I would guess so.

There's much more at the link, including a statement from a U of I official that Howell's e-mails "violate university standards of inclusivity," thus justifying his dismissal.

To borrow something from Allahpundit, Exit Question: If this had been a Muslim prof discussing his religion's attitudes toward homosexuality, would we be discussing the same outcome?

I think we all know the answer.

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July 06, 2010

I'll just say this

Now that Levi Johnston has admitted publicly to slandering the Palins, I hope they do the right thing and hire a phalanx of legal eagles and destroy this motherfucker in court.

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