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"My Name is Michael Vocino and I Like Dick"-Life in political philosophy at U of Rhode Island
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 1, 2005 | Nathaniel Nelson

Posted on 08/01/2005 5:23:17 AM PDT by SJackson

“My name is Michael Vocino and I like dick.”

These were the words spoken by my philosophy professor, Michael Vocino, as he introduced himself to our class the first day of his Political Philosophy course.

In the fall semester of 2003, I enrolled in PSC341, “Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli” as part of my studies to earn my degree in Political Science at the University of Rhode Island. According to the course catalog, this class was about the “Major political philosophies from Plato to Machiavelli and their influence on such key concepts as justice, equality, and political obligation.” But Professor Vocino’s class focused mainly on the professor’s sexual preference and social beliefs and his vendetta against political conservatives and Christians.

Being a conservative activist both on and off campus in a blue state, I have engaged in many debates that have brought me criticism for my beliefs. Criticism in public debate should be expected as should constructive criticism of intellectual beliefs within the classroom. Yet, when comments are vehement and specifically targeted at one’s core beliefs, and the attacker is a professor with the authority of his position behind him, the idea of constructive criticism can be lost and with it the idea of an education.

Being in a new class with a new professor, I was unsure what to expect on my first day. I did not expect my philosophy professor to open the class with the statement he did.

As he walked into the room from the door he had just closed, Professor Vocino looked at me and -- in front of the entire class -- asked, “Are you queer?” Not sure as to what or whom he was pertaining, I responded with a defensively vauge, “What?” He repeated the question and this time I answered, to his apparent disappointment, that I was not. At that point, the class laughed.

Continuing the introduction of himself to the class, he spoke about how he had not had sexual relations for some time because he was waiting for, “true love.”

As for the course direction, he explained he was only going to teach us about Machiavelli and his main work, The Prince. In other words, he intended to omit all of the philosophers from Plato to Machiavelli that the course was intended to cover. His reason for leaving out Plato? “I don’t like the Greeks.”

In speaking to other students after this opening class, I learned that Professor Vocino’s actions that day were not extraordinary, but typical of his teaching style.

During the semester that followed, Professor Vocino made numerous sexual comments and gestures towards myself and other male members of the class. On the second day of class, Professor Vocino asked me, in front of the class, whether I was uncomfortable knowing that he thought that I was “hot.” I answered in the affirmative. Further along in the semester, as I entered the class with my shorts on, Professor Vocino noted that I had nice legs. To that, I responded that though they may be nice, they were unfortunately hairy.

A few times during the semester instead of giving the usual educational assignments, Professor Vocino asked me, and a few other male members, to try “making out” with other males and tell the class how it felt. While observing an outside student walk by the classroom with baggy-style jeans on, he offered that he wished men would wear tighter pants because he liked “bums.” Often Professor Vocino would ask members of the class for hugs. In fact, he did an “experiment” to see how people reacted to the intrusion on their personal space. This “experiment” consisted of class members standing as close as they could to each other. He ended the “experiment” with students, again mostly male and including myself, standing as close to him as they felt comfortable.

During the semester, Professor Vocino spent much time on the subject of sex, or in his words, “fucking”, often asking students if they were sexually active; if so, how much, with who and when. It was a frequent occurrence for Professor Vocino to talk about “dick” and all of the actions that one can do with said body member. It should be noted that one entire class was devoted to the topic of masturbation.

By the end of the first class, everyone knew that I held politically and socially conservative views. In introducing ourselves to the class, we were instructed to say one thing about ourselves to the class. As I was in the process of forming the lone Conservative student organization on campus, I took the opportunity to promote the new club. At that time, only one student expressed an interest. At the start of the next class this student and I were asked to stand in front of the class and explain why we were Republicans. As this was at a time when the state Governor was negotiating with the professor’s union, we were asked to defend his actions. There were numerous points during the semester that we were asked to defend the Bush Administration’s policies. The debates that followed usually got heated, sparking strong comments from both students and professor alike. A major portion of one class was spent comparing President Bush to a serial killer because he was sending troops to Iraq.

While defending my conservative beliefs, I revealed that I was a Christian. Consequently, I was often pressured to defend President Bush’s faith and the policies resulting from his religious beliefs. Often times Professor Vocino would ask me what “Your Bible” had to say about controversial issues like abortion, homosexuality and war.

I have never been embarrassed by my beliefs. There have been occasions when students have expressed an interest in learning more about the Christian religion and I welcome the chance to speak with them. However, while I welcome the chance to express my religious beliefs, there are times and circumstances that can make the same expression difficult and nerve-wracking. Having your own professor attack you is one; having a majority of your classmates do so is another. Many times throughout the course I became apprehensive and intimidated as I was subjected to harsh and extreme and emotional criticisms.

For example, I made it known that I felt that the term “fucking” was inappropriate to be used in the classroom. Following Professor Vocino’s prompt, one student confronted me stating that she was offended that I would seek to “protect women” by asking people to refrain from the use of that kind of speech. I felt instantly defeated by this unexpected line of attack. In response, I quietly explained that I found it to be an inappropriate use of the term, and that I felt that there should be a little more professionalism within the classroom. I explained that just as there are professional standards in any workplace, there should be standards in the classroom and especially in regards to what was appropriate for a teacher.

Professor Vocino often singled me out to explain why I would want to refrain from engaging in “fucking” until I was married. I would always respond that I wished to refrain from “sex” and/or “sexual intimacy” until marriage because such relations were God’s gift to marriage. My explanations were always received by Professor Vocino with a derogatory smile.

Since students are known to be a little adventurous, Professor Vocino would always spend the first portion of class on Mondays attempting to find out what we did over the weekend. The conversation would be spent on drinking habits, drug habits, and of course, “fucking” habits. It was almost like clock work that I would be expected to explain what I did over the weekend, and why I did not want to drink heavily and use drugs. This would usually spark up another debate within the class, often resulting in the conclusion that I need to “live a little.”

The most frequent criticism of my Christian belief was its position against homosexuality. [1] At the time of the course, the debate over same-sex marriage was receiving much national attention, particularly in neighboring Massachusetts. As the designated Christian and conservative spokesperson in the class (and not always wanting the task), I was required to defend these positions. At one point, after finishing my explanation, Professor Vocino responded contemptuously, “What the fuck does it matter?”

As the semester progressed, I began to feel hated within the classroom. I found myself wanting to avoid class because I did not want to be attacked. I wondered about all the campus regulations which emphasized “diversity” and “sensitivity” to and respect for the Other. I wondered why these regulations didn’t apply to people’s hateful attitudes towards me.

The fear I experienced was intensified by Professor Vocino’s own attitudes towards me. He would often deliberately mischaracterize Christian beliefs in order to provoke me to respond. One such occurrence was when Professor Vocino asked me why I and other Christians “hate fags.” It took a lot of effort to explain why it is incorrect to state that Christians “hate fags.” My difficulty stemmed in part that I was a student and he was my professor. I was conscious of my lack of knowledge and experience, compared to his level of expertise in Biblical history and text. The fact that the accusations he was making were harsh and extreme increased my discomfort.

Professor Vocino also argued that “According to [the Christian] religion, [Christians] should be stoning me to death” because Professor Vocino was homosexual. This was of course referencing Leviticus 20:13, part of the old Jewish law. This understandably got many students angry. Due to the overwhelming odds and the rising emotions in the room, I did not think to respond with Christ’s words “He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone." [2]

Another such occurrence where I felt very removed from the class was when Professor Vocino remarked that there should be security officials escorting women into abortion clinics because the “wacko Christians” were outside and dangerous.

Professor Vocino said on another occasion that fundamentalist Christians were ruining America with their beliefs and were depriving people of their rights. According to Professor Vocino, Christians were “wrong”, “crazy”, “nuts”, “idiots”, etc.

Ironically, Professor Vocino often stated that he loved Jesus. He often said that he would like to attend church again. After repeatedly hearing this, I took a chance and publicly invited him, and anyone else, to attend my church for a special Thanksgiving service. Professor Vocino responded with a compromise proposal, which was he would only come to church with me if I went to a gay bar with him. This proposal was made during class and many students became upset with me because I would not agree to visit a gay bar.

Wishing to explain my reasons, I sent Professor Vocino an email that I truly wanted him to attend church with me and that I was willing to listen to his thoughts over coffee. He responded saying that unless I went into what he called the “lion’s den of iniquity”, as did Daniel, and go with him to a gay bar, then he would not attend.

Because of Professor Vocino’s extra-curricular preoccupations, the time we were able to spend in class discussing the actual subject matter was limited. We did read Machiavelli’s The Prince and a guide to the author. We were also required to write a brief review of a third book, Machiavelli and Us, written by Louis Althusser, a French Communist who strangled his wife and ended his career in an insane asylum. A mid-term was given and at the conclusion of the semester we were required to give a short presentation relating Machiavelli’s principles to some portion of our life.

Though we did cover Machiavelli, Professor Vocino chose to run the class largely through student presentations. Instead of Professor Vocino explaining The Prince, each chapter was gone over by the assigned student.

Although the course was described as “Political Philosophy: Plato to Machiavelli,” and was meant to cover 2,000 years of political philosophy, our syllabus only had three books. Each of the three books had to deal with Machiavelli. As someone who wished to learn about political philosophy, I felt extremely frustrated by the end of the course. Instead, everything relating to Machiavelli was redirected to Professor Vocino’s obsession with sex.

I was deeply troubled throughout the semester. I spoke with many family and friends about the situation, so as to make sure that I was not overreacting. By the time I became uncomfortable enough to want to drop the course, it was past the point where I could do so without penalty or sign up for a new class. Wanting to keep my credits, I stayed in the class. However, I periodically chose not to show up.

I was often advised that I should confront Professor Vocino with my concerns. Since I was extremely apprehensive about the entire matter, I did not confront Professor Vocino for quite some time. It was not until I received the email about the “den of iniquity” that I decided to approach him. I worked in a law office to finance my education. I was advised by the lawyer I worked for to write a letter putting Professor Vocino on notice that I was very uncomfortable with his behavior and requested that he only speak to me on matters dealing directly with the course subject matter. Professor Vocino refused to sign the letter, as he felt that he did nothing wrong. When he received the letter, he apologized for making me feel uncomfortable and stated that he would honor my wishes.

Yet, this newfound respect was brief in duration. When he resumed his usual provocations, I decided to go to the Chair of the Political Science Department. I took along the other conservative student who was sometimes criticized with me. I was pleased to learn that she was appalled by Professor Vocino’s behavior. As my friend and I were uncomfortable dealing with the matter before the conclusion of the class, we met with the Chair immediately following the last day of class. Following our meeting, we were assured that Professor Vocino would be spoken to and that his teaching in the Political Science Department would be suspended. To my knowledge, this promise has been met. I was greatly impressed with how the Department handled the matter.

At the beginning of the next semester, I was contacted by the Discrimination/Affirmative Action office at the University. At their request, I explained my concerns with the director of the office. I was advised that I was entitled to file an official complaint with the University. Should I have chosen to file a complaint, an official investigation would have followed.

At the time, I chose not to file an official complaint. My reason was that I merely wanted Professor Vocino to know that his actions were wrong. I felt that it was only fair to give Professor Vocino a “second chance.” I hoped that he would possibly learn from his mistakes. I was informed that the office would be speaking with Professor Vocino. I was advised that should Professor Vocino contact me again, I should contact the office.

Thus, Professor Vocino is still teaching and very active at the University of Rhode Island as he is associated with the Film Studies Department and the University Library. I have been told by numerous students that Professor Vocino still teaches in the same fashion as he did in my class.

Recently, Professor Vocino and a fellow colleague responded harshly to a column that I wrote for the student newspaper. [3] The reason for such criticism was due to a comment made based on statistics from The Center for Disease Control. [4]

As a columnist, it is understood that I open myself up to public criticism. Even so, Professor Vocino’s criticisms were unprofessional and threatening.

Though previously advised of his actions against me and, to my knowledge, being advised not to contact me, Professor Vocino once again vehemently attacked my beliefs. In his public response to my column, Professor Vocino described me as the “face of hate” and stated that columns such as mine “cause murder, beatings, humiliation and more for LGBT community members.” (LGBT is an acronym for the Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender community.) He also reiterated his slander that I believe homosexuals “should be punished…as [instructed in] Leviticus where the prescription is that gays should be stoned.” The backlash among the general student population at the university against my mis-represented beliefs was harsh.

Distressed, I went again to the Discrimination/Affirmative Action office. But this time I was advised there was nothing that the office could do.

Notes:

[1] See Leviticus 18:22, 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9; I Timothy 1:9-10; Hebrews 13:4

[2] See John 8:2-11, specifically John 8:7

[3] The column in question can be located at http://www.ramcigar.com/media/paper366/news/2005/04/07/Editorialopinion/Common.Sense.The.Right.Mindset-916257.shtml. Professor John Leo’s response can be located at http://www.ramcigar.com/media/paper366/news/2005/04/08/Editorialopinion/The-right.Mindset.Is.A.JellO.Cook.Off-917937.shtml. Professor Vocino’s response can be located at http://www.ramcigar.com/media/paper366/news/2005/04/20/Editorialopinion/Nelson.the.Face.Of.Hate-930892.shtml

[4] http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts/msm.htm, http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats.htm#exposure


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: academia; campuscommies; campusradicals; cary; highereducation; homosexualagenda; pharisee; tenuredradicals
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1 posted on 08/01/2005 5:23:17 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson
I wasn't going to touch this one.


2 posted on 08/01/2005 5:24:59 AM PDT by rdb3 (I once had a handle on life, but I broke it.)
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To: SJackson

this student would appear, IMHO, to have a great case for sexual harrassment....


3 posted on 08/01/2005 5:27:15 AM PDT by mo
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To: SJackson
I did a google search and below is the "professors" web page

Link

It says he is a "professor of film studies". He would fit in perfectly in Hollyweird.

5 posted on 08/01/2005 5:34:05 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: SJackson

I'm speechless


6 posted on 08/01/2005 5:34:11 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve)
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To: SJackson
Professor Vocino is still teaching and very active at the University of Rhode Island...

Sounds like he's very active on Fire Island.

7 posted on 08/01/2005 5:34:24 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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Thus, Professor Vocino is still teaching and very active at the University of Rhode Island as he is associated with the Film Studies Department and the University Library. I have been told by numerous students that Professor Vocino still teaches in the same fashion as he did in my class. Report this abusive SOB to Bill O'Reilly. Bill will string him up after he castrates the bastard!
8 posted on 08/01/2005 5:34:46 AM PDT by micho
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To: SJackson

On top of being filled w/ evil, this prof is also lazy.

The student should have filed a suit for grand larceny (his tuition being squandered).


9 posted on 08/01/2005 5:39:01 AM PDT by sauropod (Polite political action is about as useful as a miniskirt in a convent -- Claire Wolfe)
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To: rdb3

Definitely a headline that will get the article read.


10 posted on 08/01/2005 5:39:10 AM PDT by SJackson (America...thru dissent and protest lost the ability to mobilize a will to win, Col Bui Tin, PAVN)
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To: SJackson
and stated that columns such as mine “cause murder, beatings, humiliation and more for LGBT community members.”

they seem to do a marvelous job of it among themselves

11 posted on 08/01/2005 5:39:50 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: SJackson
comments and gestures towards myself

Nice way to butcher the English language. I guess he watches too much ESPN and MTV. He is correct in his view of many college professors. I had similar things happen in the late 80's at DePaul.(GO Figure) So, do you stoop to the level of the left and get them fired or do you do as he did and lodge a formal complaint. Or, you can do as I did and get kicked out of class for being combative and "hostile" and cost your parents 1300.00.

12 posted on 08/01/2005 5:40:35 AM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: SJackson

I'm a fan of the vice president's too.

Oh wait, that's not what he meant...


13 posted on 08/01/2005 5:42:47 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Federalist Society?)
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To: SJackson

Why do people try to force on me what they do in bed? When I tell them to shut up, I'm labeled a racist, nazi pig.


14 posted on 08/01/2005 5:45:31 AM PDT by Dallas59 (" I have a great team that is going to beat George W. Bush" John Kerry -2004)
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To: SJackson

Ah, the lovely fruits of diversity. Ain't it grand?


15 posted on 08/01/2005 5:45:35 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: rdb3

It's good to see you on FR! Are you recovered from your accident?


16 posted on 08/01/2005 5:46:22 AM PDT by Vor Lady (O, ace, a, omen, etta, usi...)
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To: SJackson

He might like Dick but he doesn't know Jack.


17 posted on 08/01/2005 5:47:30 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: SE Mom
<18>I am not speechless, I am fed up with wanky do-good Christians who will not prosecute their abusers, setting up a situation where the onlookers learn that this is ok behavior and the next Christians who run into these freaks are attacked with even more vehemence.
18 posted on 08/01/2005 5:50:31 AM PDT by mlmr (CHICKIE-POO!)
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To: SJackson

I would have loved a situation like this. I love trouncing lefties in front of everyone. They rarely provoke me a second time.


19 posted on 08/01/2005 5:54:18 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: rdb3

This so-called professor is but one who is ruining the country. Parents and students pay or borrow good, hard earned money to be educated--with "teachers" such as this loon, it amounts to the same investment as say, providing the nigerian embassy with your bank account number so that milliosn can bve transferred. It seems about as sound.


20 posted on 08/01/2005 5:55:53 AM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through the lives of family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: SJackson
Further along in the semester, as I entered the class with my shorts on, Professor Vocino noted that I had nice legs. To that, I responded that though they may be nice, they were unfortunately hairy.

Unfortunately? And, that's a lame comeback regardless.

21 posted on 08/01/2005 5:57:33 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: rdb3

My brother just got an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manahattan. I helped him move his stuff and afterwards we went out on the town. I was sitting with my brother and a female friend when guy walked up to me and said "Every gay man in this room is infatuated with you." Apparently, they liked my physique and five o'clock shadow. I spent the rest of the night explaining that I was heterosexual and married while turning down invitations to "get some coke and viagra" and party. This was all pretty funny to me and I wondered why women never appreciated my hard-earned muscularity the same way. One of the gay guys explained that women "just don't get it." He was engaged to a girl at one point and broke it off because she didn't understand his need for random sexual encounters with strangers. That's why he's now "married" to a man. There's your gay gene for you.


22 posted on 08/01/2005 5:57:47 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: rdb3

My brother just got an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manahattan. I helped him move his stuff and afterwards we went out on the town. I was sitting with my brother and a female friend when guy walked up to me and said "Every gay man in this room is infatuated with you." Apparently, they liked my physique and five o'clock shadow. I spent the rest of the night explaining that I was heterosexual and married while turning down invitations to "get some coke and viagra" and party. This was all pretty funny to me and I wondered why women never appreciated my hard-earned muscularity the same way. One of the gay guys explained that women "just don't get it." He was engaged to a girl at one point and broke it off because she didn't understand his need for random sexual encounters with strangers. That's why he's now "married" to a man. There's your gay gene for you.


23 posted on 08/01/2005 5:57:50 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: GraniteStateConservative

This kid probably came across as easily freaked out, which I presume made the constant ribbing worse. A quick wit and sense of humor helps.


24 posted on 08/01/2005 6:01:09 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: Dane
After viewing the professor's web page the only thing I have to say is

EWWWWWWWWWWW - Yuck

Seriously, I've served on an affirmative action committee at the school I teach at where we have had hearings regarding inappropriate behavior of professors. This young man had a very, very good case of sexual harassment against this professor.

He really should have done something as it would have helped students who followed him.
25 posted on 08/01/2005 6:13:49 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Well... There you go again!)
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To: Grannyx4
How are you, ma'am? I'm recovering, and will be recovering for some time.

Thanx for all the support. I truly appreciate it all.


26 posted on 08/01/2005 6:49:22 AM PDT by rdb3 (I once had a handle on life, but I broke it.)
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To: SJackson
"My Name is Michael Vocino and I Like Dick"-Life in political philosophy at U of Rhode Island

If this was the Dick he liked in his political philosophy class, he would have been run out the the university on a rail.


27 posted on 08/01/2005 6:49:40 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Bork should have had Kennedy's USSC seat and Kelo v. New London would have gone the other way.)
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To: mo
I don't get it. Why on earth didn't he sue this "professor", or at the very least, follow through with a written complaint when he had the opportunity to do so? Sexual harrasment, harrasment and ridicule of his religious beliefs, The "teaching style" if you can even call this teaching, are all good grounds to have this guy kicked off campus, along with a settlement for the troubles. Even a class action suit by all the students who didn't recieve what they paid for. This goes to show how sick and twisted our education system has become, and why we have so many moonbat leftists in this country.
28 posted on 08/01/2005 7:05:33 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: heylady

Are you sure you don't want to move to Texas?


29 posted on 08/01/2005 7:11:57 AM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: mo

Exactly what I was thinking. He should have filed the official complaint.
susie


30 posted on 08/01/2005 7:13:29 AM PDT by brytlea (All you need as ID to vote in FL is your Costco card...)
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To: rdb3

Glad to hear you are recovering. I hope it goes by quickly for you; I know what a pain in the backside therapists can be even as one tells one's self, "They are only trying to help me!" I'm glad you are back on FR!


31 posted on 08/01/2005 7:14:01 AM PDT by Vor Lady (O, ace, a, omen, etta, usi...)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Oh, it makes sense why he failed to take action, the guy is a TerriKook.


32 posted on 08/01/2005 7:32:09 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mo
this student would appear, IMHO, to have a great case for sexual harrassment....

Agreed...

33 posted on 08/01/2005 7:36:05 AM PDT by Fury
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To: KarlInOhio

Ain't DAT DA TRUTH!!!


34 posted on 08/01/2005 7:37:56 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Bumper sticker "Martyrs or Marines: Who do YOU think will get the virgins?")
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To: SJackson; rdb3; Dane; Semper Paratus
"My Name is Michael Vocino and I Like Dick"

Yeh, and I think he should run for the presidency in 2008. Oh, wait a minute.

;-)

35 posted on 08/01/2005 7:40:59 AM PDT by beyond the sea ("If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball." - Jack Lemmon)
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To: Semper Paratus

ROFL!


36 posted on 08/01/2005 7:41:31 AM PDT by beyond the sea ("If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball." - Jack Lemmon)
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To: beyond the sea
Yeh, and I think he should run for the presidency in 2008. Oh, wait a minute.

Uh hillary has never liked Dick.

Especially Dick Nixon.

37 posted on 08/01/2005 7:45:01 AM PDT by Dane ( anyone who believes hillary would do something to stop illegal immigration is believing gibberish)
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To: SJackson

This student has a sexual harassment case on his hands.


38 posted on 08/01/2005 7:47:26 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: mo

Yes, behavior like this would not be tolerated if this were straight behavior.


39 posted on 08/01/2005 7:47:31 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: mo

He needs to get a lawyer, sue the prof, then sue the college. This is an outrage.


40 posted on 08/01/2005 7:49:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (A person who will lie for you, will lie against you.)
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To: SJackson

My name is Exile, and I like pie.


41 posted on 08/01/2005 7:50:27 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: SJackson
Wow! If this tenured "professor" (it seems he professes mostly about his perverted sexual practices) worked at a Fortune 500 company instead of a public university and behaved like this I have no doubt that he would find himself... promoted to some meaningless highly paid position in the HR department to showcase the company's commitment to "diversity".

Can you imagine the sh!tstorm this would have caused if the "professor" was a hetero coming on to female students like that?

What ever happened to common courtesy, politeness, civility, etc? Oh, that's right. We're talking about a Liberal here. Got to wear your perverted sexual practices on your sleeve and get in everyone's face about it, don't you? Pig.
42 posted on 08/01/2005 8:03:09 AM PDT by 43north (Pain is God's way of telling me I'm still alive.)
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To: Dallas59

As is typical of socialist orthodoxy, the truth is presented 180 degrees out of phase. Note the following
excerpts regarding who is a Nazi and who is not a Nazi.





Program of SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY (SPD)
Accepted at the Heidelberg Sozialdemokratische Partei Congress on September 18, 1925.

CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY

The Social Democratic Party is striving for the abolition of the educational privileges of the propertied classes.
Education, schooling, and research are public matters; their operation is to be secured through public institutions and the expenditure of public funds. The provision of instruction and instructional materials free of charge. Economic support for pupils and students.
The public institutions of education, schooling, culture and research are secular. All legally grounded interference in these institutions by churches and religious or ideological communities is to be opposed. Separation of church and state. Separation of church and schools. Secular technical and occupational schools and institutions of higher education. No expenditure of public monies for ecclesiastical or religious purposes.
The unified structuring of the school system. The creation of the closest possible relations between practical and intellectual labor on all levels.
The common education of both sexes by both sexes.
Standardized training of teachers in colleges and universities. [...]

EWALD VON KLEIST-SCHMENZIN
National Socialism: A Menace

Der Nationalsozialismus (Berlin: Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, 1932).

"Mere mention of the word religion has caused eruptions of animalistic rage among National Socialists."


43 posted on 08/01/2005 8:08:11 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: SJackson

For everyone who wants to see what michael vocino thinks,I googled the name michael vocino homosexual and it came up the very first one...Its called 'the forum archives 2003' scroll down to # 15 and you can read what michael thinks about bigotry ,gays etc......


44 posted on 08/01/2005 8:14:05 AM PDT by fishbabe
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To: SJackson

For everyone who wants to see what michael vocino thinks,I googled the name michael vocino homosexual and it came up the very first one...Its called 'the forum archives 2003' scroll down to # 15 and you can read what michael thinks about bigotry ,gays etc......


45 posted on 08/01/2005 8:14:05 AM PDT by fishbabe
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To: 43north

One could imagine that the prof is consumed with guilt and this practice of openly using shocking diclosures and propositions is his way of seeking validation from the timid as well as the "open-minded."


46 posted on 08/01/2005 8:16:18 AM PDT by Old Professer (As darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good; innocence is blind.)
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To: Old Professer

Correction: disclosures, sorry for the typo.


47 posted on 08/01/2005 8:17:30 AM PDT by Old Professer (As darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of good; innocence is blind.)
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To: maxsand

Secular vs. religious is only one part of the problem.

Of course, unless Herr "professor" was an important Party member or high up in the SA (at least until "The Night of the Long Knives"), he would likely have been sent to a camp for sexual deviants.

This guy sounds like your typical insecure Liberal bully who uses what authority he thinks he has to force his beliefs on his students who for the most part are not in a position to challenge him. Gee, that does sound like the Nazis, doesn't it?

Always remember this: the Nazis were NOT conservatives, the were "National Socialists", i.e. democRats.


48 posted on 08/01/2005 8:21:45 AM PDT by 43north (Pain is God's way of telling me I'm still alive.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

quite frankly, in my grandfather's day and time, on the first day of class this stuff started coming out, someone would have punched him out, told him to shut up and teach, and that would've been the end of it. Today, he'd better deal with it with a lawyer-and YES is does need dealing with.


49 posted on 08/01/2005 8:33:17 AM PDT by mo
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To: SJackson
I was advised that I was entitled to file an official complaint with the University. Should I have chosen to file a complaint, an official investigation would have followed.

At the time, I chose not to file an official complaint.


FOOL !

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Given that that LEFT murdered 120 million humans last century in the name of its ideology and without batting an eye, its abundantly clear that, the only thing the LEFT understands is RAW UNBRIDELED BRUTE FORCE.
50 posted on 08/01/2005 9:43:30 AM PDT by pyx (Rule #1. The LEFT lies. Rule #2. See Rule #1.)
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