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OSU librarian slapped with “sexual harassment” charge over conservative books for freshmen
Alliance Defense Fund ^ | 4/13/06

Posted on 04/13/2006 4:37:50 PM PDT by dukeman

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To: dukeman
"If they were allowed to do what they truly want to do, this librarian would be on his way to a re education camp."

More likely he'd be offered a cup of poison hemlock like Socrates. He too was, "corrupting the morals of the youth of Athens".
51 posted on 04/13/2006 6:32:21 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: dukeman

Funny, and these idiots go watch "Good Night, and Good Luck" and probably talk about have evil Joe McCarthy was, yet they are much worse.


52 posted on 04/13/2006 6:33:34 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Rockiette
two can play the same game and the unfortunate librarian needs help from the right wingers version of the ACLU

The Alliance Defense Fund is on the case. I expect you'll see this OSU item on O'Rielly before too long.

53 posted on 04/13/2006 6:34:43 PM PDT by dukeman
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To: JCEccles

"I'm sitting in a Barnes & Noble near the University of Virginia reading and posting to FR. You ought to see some of the looks I'm getting."

Hope someone has your six!


54 posted on 04/13/2006 6:35:15 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: dukeman

Can't ban the books...
Can't stop the librarians free speech suggestions...
But we can yell HARRASSMENT...of some form.


55 posted on 04/13/2006 6:36:40 PM PDT by EBH (We're too PC to understand WAR has been declared upon us and the enemy is within.)
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To: A message
"I am so embarrassed to be a life long Buckeye right now."

Hell, I graduated from The University of Michigan in The People's Republic of Ann Arbor and I've LONG been embarrassed by them. We ought to form an all Big Ten Club of people pi$$ed at their alma maters!
56 posted on 04/13/2006 6:44:43 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: WVNan
What do you know about this Ohio?

Ohio reporting. I have heard nothing about this. A tidbit for you: During the last election, GWB made a campaign stop in Mansfield. I was totally shocked that he would visit this city, which is relatively small and has declined significantly because it has lost most all of its manufacturing base. However, as it turns out, that campaign stop illustrates the President's strategy of getting those who live in the more rural areas out to vote for him; that strategy won the election for him. Mansfield is in an area that is big-time conservative.

57 posted on 04/13/2006 6:47:22 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: dukeman

Wow1 This hits close to home. I'm a reference librarian, and I have occasionally recommended conservative books to patrons. Maybe I'm asking for trouble!


58 posted on 04/13/2006 6:53:24 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Loyal Buckeye
Here's a follow up:

ADF Attorney on Live Radio to Discuss Ohio State Librarian Case

Hear David French LIVE Monday 4/17 at 1:10 PM AZT on Up Front with Vicki McKenna on WIBA AM 1310 (Madison, WI). He will discuss the case of Scott Savage, an Ohio State University librarian who "had the nerve" to recommend conservative books for the freshman reading program and is now being investigated by the university for "sexual harassment."

Listen LIVE here:

http://www.wiba.com/pages/streamnew.html

59 posted on 04/13/2006 6:53:30 PM PDT by dukeman
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To: dukeman
...three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him, saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.”

These professors may actually have a case. If they are steeped in the likes of Antonio Gramsci, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, or Herbert Marcuse, then the writings of Horowitz, Kupelian, and Santorum should, indeed, make them feel unsafe.

60 posted on 04/13/2006 7:05:54 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dukeman

N Korea, Cuba and American Universities are the last places on earth that believe Communism works.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


61 posted on 04/13/2006 7:12:45 PM PDT by bray (Racists for Rice '08)
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To: WestSylvanian
>>>>Savage was put under “investigation” by OSU’s Office of Human Resources after three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him...<<

--My bad. I thought his fellow librarians were the ones who reported him.
62 posted on 04/13/2006 7:13:10 PM PDT by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: bray
Maybe some Members of the Alumni Association need your guidance:

President/CEO Archie Griffin griffin@ohiostatealumni.org

Senior Admin. Asst. Mary Basinger basinger@ohiostatealumni.org

Senior Vice President Virginia Trethewey trethewey@ohiostatealumni.org

Program Coordinator William Hilton hilton@ohiostatealumni.org
63 posted on 04/13/2006 7:18:30 PM PDT by Cognoscenti247
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To: dukeman
My daughter is transferring over to OSU this fall. But she might be more conservative than Ann Coulter. God help them.
64 posted on 04/13/2006 7:19:58 PM PDT by manwiththehands ("'Rule of law'? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law! We want amnesty, muchacho!")
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To: dukeman
saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe."

You know, when other peoples ideas and worldviews make one feel unsafe...its time to take a look at the ideas you hold. Are leftist ideas so tenuous that a challenge to them induces fear?

Funny thing is, whenever I am confronted with leftist ideas, I usually smile because it makes me feel so doggone smart.

65 posted on 04/13/2006 7:25:39 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: WestSylvanian

Fighting for the right of our children to access porn on library computers.


66 posted on 04/13/2006 7:42:28 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: dukeman

Names!

We need the names of these poor profs who feel "unsafe".

NOW they really do have reason to fear -- Like cockroaches when the light comes on.

But we need to find those names.


67 posted on 04/13/2006 7:46:40 PM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: coydog
In effect, they have completely dropped the pretension that their sexual-harrassment rules are all about protecting people from, well... sexual harassment. They are using it quite blatantly as a blunt instrument against dissent.

You are correct...but did you expect a different outcome?
68 posted on 04/13/2006 7:48:25 PM PDT by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.org - Forging a Rebirth of Freedom.)
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To: dukeman

This is pathetic, and something I would expect from the U of Michigan.


69 posted on 04/13/2006 7:52:30 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (the freeper formerly known as dubyaismypresident)
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To: dukeman

Hard to believe this is the America we live in today.


70 posted on 04/13/2006 7:55:29 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Old_Mil

I just thought they'd be more slippery about it... like, you know, find some words or action they could spin into "harrassment"... but that would take W-O-R-K!


71 posted on 04/13/2006 7:58:28 PM PDT by coydog (Cowardice does not make you safe. It makes you a safe target. - - Dale Amon)
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To: freepatriot32; albertp; Allosaurs_r_us; Abram; Americanwolfsbrother; AlexandriaDuke; ...
lol, I'm not sure what to make of this one... there is obviously a few things missing in this story....





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72 posted on 04/13/2006 8:07:30 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/israel_palestine_conflict.htm)
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To: Panzerlied
We ought to form an all Big Ten Club of people pi$$ed at their alma maters!

A lol just would not be appropriate.

Yes. Das stimmt.

The Alumni Society for the Prevention of Stupidity in Big Ten Universities.

73 posted on 04/13/2006 8:08:52 PM PDT by A message
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To: Fiji Hill
Antonio Gramsci,

*spit*

Jacques Derrida,

*spit*

Michel Foucault,

*spit*

or Herbert Marcuse

*spit*

I had a reaction not unlike a dark ages peasant would have had upon hearing "Asmodeus, Mammon, Sammael, Belial."

I guess I do believe in demons....

74 posted on 04/13/2006 8:26:45 PM PDT by stands2reason
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To: dukeman

"saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.”

More proof that male libs are wussies. Poor things - so scared and unsafe. Boo f***ing hoo.


75 posted on 04/13/2006 8:29:39 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: TR Jeffersonian

ping


76 posted on 04/13/2006 8:34:48 PM PDT by kalee
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To: wagglebee

One for you!


77 posted on 04/13/2006 8:35:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Tolerating evil IS evil.)
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To: coydog
"In effect, they have completely dropped the pretension that their sexual-harrassment rules are all about protecting people from, well... sexual harassment. They are using it quite blatantly as a blunt instrument against dissent."

I really can't believe this...blows my mind. I hope this guy can get the attention of some conservative think tanks and/or media and put the spotlight on this garbage of a university. Maybe some conservative group could use this as a test case and finance his legal bills, thereby putting the fear of God into these despicable Marxists.

He should sue for damages.
78 posted on 04/13/2006 8:45:43 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: dukeman

Can you say Double Standard?


79 posted on 04/13/2006 8:47:58 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: PubliusMM
"Actually, I've not read the Santorum book, yet. However, I found the others quite readable, and informative."

I have the Santorum book, but now I intend on reading all of them. They will go at the top of my reading list.

Maybe some of these college students will finally get a clue, become curious and start doing some reading/investigating/thinking of their own.
80 posted on 04/13/2006 8:51:16 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: khnyny
Maybe some of these college students will finally get a clue, become curious and start doing some reading/investigating/thinking of their own.

While I was finishing my degree (in the 1990's) my university library had a big promotion making fun of books which had been banned at some point in history. The slogan was "Read a Banned Book!", and numerous books which had been banned at some time or another were listed for checkout and reading.

It was pretty funny, but I guess the implication was that books had been banned historically only for violating Conservative mores. How funny these uber-leftists want to now be the ones doing the banning, not the ones flaunting the ban!!
81 posted on 04/13/2006 9:12:11 PM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: dukeman

It does not compute. It does not compute. It does not...compute. It does not..... :-0


82 posted on 04/13/2006 9:25:36 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: dukeman

Help! Mom!
http://www.worldaheadpublishing.com/helpMom/index.php


83 posted on 04/14/2006 1:18:54 AM PDT by quietolong
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non story until something happens.

unless anyone is surprised by liberal professors being little b----s


84 posted on 04/14/2006 1:24:20 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: dukeman

Horowitz is speaking just down the pike at Marietta College on April 18.


85 posted on 04/14/2006 1:29:40 AM PDT by Peelod (Decentia est fragilis. Curatoribus validis indiget.)
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To: zook
This would never happen at Penn State.

How can you be so sure? (I'm a PSU grad, that's why I'm asking.)

86 posted on 04/14/2006 1:41:22 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: dukeman

I'd like to check out those titles myself.


87 posted on 04/14/2006 1:43:41 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: dukeman

This one is truly outrageous!

I do too, but I just can't believe we are finding these stories. Even if you do not like someones political thoughts. What does sexual harassment have to do with it. This story is too strange.

This Librarian must have done something else to have sexual harassment charges like saying hey man I can read these to you while nakked or something. There must be more to this story. MUST!!!


88 posted on 04/14/2006 1:52:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: gotribe

Not hypocritical at all, unfortunately, once you decode 'civility,' 'tolerance,' and 'mutual respect' -- especially 'tolerance' (add: 'for thee, not for me').


89 posted on 04/14/2006 1:52:59 AM PDT by Tenniel (I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. -- Robert Frost)
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To: JCEccles

I'm sitting in a Barnes & Noble near the University of Virginia reading and posting to FR. You ought to see some of the looks I'm getting.

I might look too because I never saw anybody working on a computer in that store. Just a thought. I can't see how a person can see what you are working on unless they practically come up from behind you and then see the shocking horrified website you are on.


90 posted on 04/14/2006 1:56:18 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: dukeman

un freakin believeable. The staff who made the accusation should be shamed out of work.


91 posted on 04/14/2006 2:27:44 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: dukeman

Maybe this guy needs some freeper help in the form of a letter writing campaign. Write to the college paper, write to the deans, write to the university alumni, write to the local press, write to support the librarian. I bet the students are smarter than these professors, and if this story got into the school paper - even in the form of an ad - the charges would be dropped and the complaining professors will be thoroughly embarassed.

If you have any info for contacting local media or the school paper I'd like to do my part. I am incensed at this story.


92 posted on 04/14/2006 2:31:40 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Doctor Don
Tenure policies at universities protect these radicals and they must be changed!

Yes. This is the key.

When the likes of Angela Davis at University of California Santa Cruz is given tenure, I think it should just be cut off from all federal funds - - including any grants, student loans, financial aid, tax exemptions, etc.

Another primary problem here is the funding for the Left with all of their 501(c) tax-exempt corporations. When will the Republicans get the message???

93 posted on 04/14/2006 2:39:14 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood (LET'S ROLL!)
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To: dukeman

Central Ohio bump.


94 posted on 04/14/2006 5:13:36 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Do I EVER change my tagline?)
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To: dukeman

Write notes of encouragement to Mr. Savage:

savage.109@osu.edu


95 posted on 04/14/2006 5:26:51 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: traviskicks
...saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.”

Apparently these poor professors are under some misapprehension as to the meaning of the word unsafe. I suggest they be dropped off in downtown Columbus at two in the morning unarmed and wearing nothing but their underwear. They would then be well aware of the concept of safety and would be unlikely to misuse the term in the future.

96 posted on 04/14/2006 5:29:18 AM PDT by NCSteve
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To: dukeman
Savage was put under “investigation” by OSU’s Office of Human Resources after three professors filed a complaint of discrimination and harassment against him, saying that the book suggestions made them feel “unsafe.

There should be no place "safe" for people with such attitudes. None.

97 posted on 04/14/2006 5:33:13 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: LS

Is there something else to this story? If not, these Ohio State folks are crazy.


98 posted on 04/14/2006 5:40:20 AM PDT by Flightdeck (Longhorns+January=Rose Bowl Repeat)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

Mansfield conservative? Maybe Ontario and Lexington and Clearfork - surrounding towns - but not Mansfield. Mansfield spawned Sherrod Brown, schools so bad that not even a teacher friend of mine will vote for their levies, bombed out economic base destroyed by democratic unions. When I think Mansfield, I think Cleveland, I think cities in democratic ruin. Perfect place for OSU nazis to set up a re-education camp.


99 posted on 04/14/2006 5:55:20 AM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: starbase
"How funny these uber-leftists want to now be the ones doing the banning, not the ones flaunting the ban!!"

Perhaps it has something to do with the ideological isolation under which most universities exist. The "diversity" of political, social, and ideological thought is limited to the far left. The professors live in ivory towers within these institutions, creating an almost incestuous relationship within the campuses. It's a classic example of "group think" with very little or no "tolerance" for any dissent. The hypocritical nature of what these universities are doing apparently hasn't occurred to them.
100 posted on 04/14/2006 5:59:49 AM PDT by khnyny
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