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Furman University professors, students sign statement opposing Bush visit
WIS TV ^ | May 12, 2008 | AP

Posted on 05/12/2008 11:21:28 AM PDT by aomagrat

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - More than 200 students and faculty members at Furman University have signed a statement protesting President Bush's visit to speak at the South Carolina school's commencement later this month.

Bush is scheduled to speak at Furman's graduation ceremonies May 31.

The 222 co-signers say in a statement on the school's Web site that they object to the president's visit for several reasons, including the war in Iraq. They also cite the administration's "obstructing progress on reducing greenhouse gases while favoring billions in tax breaks and subsidies to oil companies that are earning record profits."

English professor Robin Visel says a lecture series about various Bush administration policies is planned before Bush comes to the Greenville school.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: bush; commencements; furmanu; highereducation; leftismoncampus; psychosis
Damn liberals
1 posted on 05/12/2008 11:21:28 AM PDT by aomagrat
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To: aomagrat
Cut Federal funding and call a whaaaabulance.
2 posted on 05/12/2008 11:23:47 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Huh?)
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To: aomagrat
Nice campus, my wife went there for her bachelor's years back.
3 posted on 05/12/2008 11:24:18 AM PDT by wally_bert (Tactical Is Still Missing A Chair!)
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To: aomagrat

Those promoting a ‘political society’ have so many ‘motivating factors’!

I wish these college students would live in a reality based world!


4 posted on 05/12/2008 11:29:30 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: aomagrat
Good Lord, I thought Furman was a fairly decent school.

Are there ANY colleges in this country that aren't liberal indoctrination cesspools anymore???

5 posted on 05/12/2008 11:31:33 AM PDT by Marathoner ("Only Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama can get me to vote for John McCain." Thomas Sowell)
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To: wally_bert
Nice campus, my wife went there for her bachelor's years back.

Yeah, good school too. But the only place that Bush will be welcomed in Greenville is about 4 miles to the west of FU--Bob Jones University.

6 posted on 05/12/2008 11:32:03 AM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 254 and counting))
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To: aomagrat

Yeah, yeah. He differs from their pet causes so he must be silenced. At some point these children will have to encounter the real world...unless they stay in academia. Idiots.


7 posted on 05/12/2008 11:32:28 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: aomagrat

This is my wife’s alma mater...and it’s a private Baptist school, as well. Not somewhere I’d expect this sort of buffoonery to happen.

}:-)4


8 posted on 05/12/2008 11:32:33 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: Marathoner

It *is* a good school, that’s what’s galling about stuff like this. It’s annoying to see this kind of pap invade the County Club of the South. (I shudder to think how much they spend on the landscaping there...the entire campus is just gorgeous.)

}:-)4


9 posted on 05/12/2008 11:34:26 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Concur, cut tax subsidies for college education. Why am I paying for these creeps to fester for 4 years.


10 posted on 05/12/2008 11:36:00 AM PDT by wastoute
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To: aomagrat

They should get Mumia to cut ‘em a tape. They’d love that.


11 posted on 05/12/2008 11:36:17 AM PDT by thulldud (Insanity: Electing John McCain again and expecting a different result.)
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To: griswold3

Some liberal/radical/anarchist types just hate Bush, and the reasons mentioned sound convincing to themselves.

But, if Bush was in favor of doing whatever it is we’re supposed to do to fight global warming, if he wanted to go after the oil companies as much as Hillary does, and if he had already started withdrawing from Iraq, they would move on to other reasons to oppose him, such as:

gays in the military
gay marriage
stem cell research

appointing Roberts and Alito, who helped form the majority upholiding the ban on partial birth abortion

alleged violations of human rights at Guantanamo

alleged illegal surveillance of American citizens through the wiretapping/surveillance program

alleged voting irregularities in the 2000 election, so in the end, Bush never should have been president in the first place, according to these people.

See, the list of things to oppose Bush on are endless. If he was in agreement with them on the issues cited, they simply would have moved on to other reasons to oppose a president visiting their university.


12 posted on 05/12/2008 11:36:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Moose4

If she is an alumni then have her write them a nice letter.


13 posted on 05/12/2008 11:36:59 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: aomagrat

I’ve always wondered about this... If someone asked me to sign a petition like this and I tore it up, that’d be free speech, right?


14 posted on 05/12/2008 11:37:12 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Marathoner
Are there ANY colleges in this country that aren't liberal indoctrination cesspools anymore???

One that I know of. Hillsdale College in Michigan. They don't take a penny of government money.

15 posted on 05/12/2008 11:38:13 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: aomagrat

More than 200 students and faculty are protesting the President’s visit?
WOW!!!

Accoding to Wiki..., there are 272 faculty members, 525 graduate students, and approx. 2550 undergrades.
220/3347=6.6%
Only 6.6% with Bush-derangement syndrone?
I’ll take it!


16 posted on 05/12/2008 11:39:38 AM PDT by bugseye
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To: LibWhacker

Perhaps the students should be shown a petition by real Americans saying we oppose their efforts to stifle free and open speech. But then, these loons would gladly see conservatives silenced.


17 posted on 05/12/2008 11:41:27 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: aomagrat

Welcome to Furman University. CAUTION: You are entering a thought-free zone. Non-conforming thoughts, whether expressed verbally, in written form, or harbored in one’s own mind, are strictly prohibited.


18 posted on 05/12/2008 11:41:31 AM PDT by Be Free
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To: aomagrat

Et tu, Furman!?!?!?!


19 posted on 05/12/2008 11:42:28 AM PDT by Edgar3 (Steve Spurrier for President!)
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To: Marathoner
* Financial Aid o Q: How are you able to provide financial aid when you refuse federal funds? o A: Hillsdale College distributes over $5.5 million in privately funded financial aid each year to students. These funds are provided by individuals, companies and foundations who believe in our principles and the superior liberal arts education we provide to students. Including all sources of assistance, 95% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Back © 2007-08 Hillsdale College. All Rights Reserved

The way things ought to be...

20 posted on 05/12/2008 11:45:31 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: upchuck

SC BDS ping!


21 posted on 05/12/2008 11:46:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: aomagrat

I feel a lot better about spray painting Furman’s campus Citadel Blue in 1971 now!


22 posted on 05/12/2008 11:48:00 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: aomagrat

Yes, damn them all - our longstanding ‘enemy within’.


24 posted on 05/12/2008 11:57:30 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: aomagrat

p.s. Would someone on Campus ask them what it is about ‘free speech’ they fear and abhor? (. . .and why they do not choose to live in a Country where the entire body politic feels the same way?)


25 posted on 05/12/2008 11:59:59 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: Baynative
"It's a natural process."

Not for everyone apparently...

26 posted on 05/12/2008 12:01:53 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly (Proud member of the largest 'Hate Group' in the USA...The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy")
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Cut Federal funding

Damn straight. I'm a professor and it makes me sick to hear faculty whining about Bush and still begging for federal handouts. If I hated the government that much, I wouldn't want money from it. Damn hypocritical liberals.

27 posted on 05/12/2008 12:05:55 PM PDT by radiohead (I stood up for Fred at the Iowa Caucus. Where were the rest of you so-called conservatives?)
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To: cricket

I’ve been on the campus lately(contracting), nuthin but cankles,hairy armpits and the oppressive stench of patchouli. .


28 posted on 05/12/2008 12:06:01 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: cricket

I know at least one drug dealer on that list who is somehow still a student after 6 years (child of faculty receiving free tuition). Some can’t even really be called professors. Another is a semi-retired guy who refers people with “disabilities” to get adderall and another is a librarian. That list is a joke. I didn’t see a single Political Science professor on that list, even though it is about half conservative and half liberal. The people on the list are primarily fringe Dr. Fehler is an exceptional history profressor, however.


29 posted on 05/12/2008 12:06:38 PM PDT by SteinwayPianoman
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To: aomagrat
Well, if anybody asked I'd sign a petition for the President - any President - not to visit my town just because whatever thrill there might be would be overwhelmed by the pain-in-the-arse factor.
30 posted on 05/12/2008 12:13:48 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Moose4

They shed the Baptist affiliation years ago.


31 posted on 05/12/2008 12:34:00 PM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: aomagrat

It’s a very conservative school. I’m a 1984 graduate. 200 out of 4200 (or 4.7 %) doesn’t mean squat. How many of those folks were faculty or members of the left wing religion department?


32 posted on 05/12/2008 1:00:58 PM PDT by CWW (Make the most of the loss, and regroup for 2008!!)
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To: aomagrat

It’s a very conservative school. I’m a 1984 graduate. 200 out of 4200 (or 4.7 %) doesn’t mean squat. How many of those folks were faculty or members of the left wing religion department?


33 posted on 05/12/2008 1:01:05 PM PDT by CWW (Make the most of the loss, and regroup for 2008!!)
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To: aomagrat

Bush is banned but yet they would applaud and drool over Chavez or Ayers. Your tax dollars at work, teaching, more like brain washing our children with the liberal doctrine.


34 posted on 05/12/2008 1:30:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with Ted)
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To: aomagrat; enough_idiocy; rdl6989; IrishCatholic; Normandy; Delacon; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
"They also cite the administration's 'obstructing progress on reducing greenhouse gases while favoring billions in tax breaks and subsidies to oil companies that are earning record profits.' "

With the quality of American academia tanking is it too much to ask the eggheads to focus on traditional education instead of junk science and anti-capitalism? Meanwhile tuitions are going through the roof.

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

35 posted on 05/12/2008 1:39:14 PM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Marathoner

I predict that the alumni will be heard loud and clear in this case and the faculty will STFU. Money talks and talk walks. Might take a little time to clean up the place, but I’ll bet on the Alumni.


36 posted on 05/12/2008 1:49:05 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: aomagrat

spill over from UNC-Chapel Hill????


37 posted on 05/12/2008 2:33:24 PM PDT by elpadre
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To: Slings and Arrows; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Thanks for the ping.

English professor Robin Visel says a lecture series about various Bush administration policies is planned before Bush comes to the Greenville school.

And I'm sure that lecture series will be absolutely balanced, too.

South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.

38 posted on 05/12/2008 3:39:04 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: dblshot

“I feel a lot better about spray painting Furman’s campus Citadel Blue in 1971 now!”

LOL! I can hear Dixieland playing in my mind right now.


39 posted on 05/12/2008 3:59:29 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Love your neighbor. Buy American.)
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To: dblshot
I feel a lot better about spray painting Furman’s campus Citadel Blue in 1971 now!

Are you a former smackhead from Alcatraz on the Ashley?

40 posted on 05/12/2008 4:06:28 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: upchuck

A tiny percentage of a really good school stains them all. Tonight on the news (Fox), they gave 30 seconds to the losers and about 4 seconds to mentioning that many at the school support the administration. The protesters are our future burger flippers.


41 posted on 05/12/2008 4:38:12 PM PDT by doosee
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To: N. Theknow

“Are you a former smackhead from Alcatraz on the Ashley?”

Sir, yes Sir! Walked 30 tours for that foray upstate.


42 posted on 05/13/2008 5:42:43 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: dblshot

T Company Class of ‘71 here.


43 posted on 05/13/2008 5:49:24 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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