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UC Berkeley chancellor's e-mail linking Tucson rampage to issue of immigration draws criticism
La Times ^ | 1/14/10 | Howard Blume

Posted on 01/14/2011 9:30:25 AM PST by NormsRevenge

The chancellor of UC Berkeley is drawing criticism for sending a campuswide e-mail that linked a Tucson shooting rampage with Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants and the failure of the DREAM Act.

In the e-mail, sent Monday, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau condemned a "climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated."

He continued, postulating on factors that may have motivated Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in Saturday's shootings, .. : "I believe that it is not a coincidence that this calamity has occurred in a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons."

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"From the 'CAPITOL' of liberal dolts," one commenter wrote on the Fox website.

A leader of the Philadelphia-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a civil liberties group, also criticized the chancellor's remarks. "The supposition that political expression created a climate that led Loughner to his choice is an idea that seems to have sprung from whole cloth out of the minds of people who likely were upset beforehand about 'rhetoric' and 'hateful' speech, including, apparently, Chancellor Birgeneau," Adam Kissel wrote.

Diane Schrader, on the NewsReal Blog of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, accused Birgeneau of delivering "a nasty political rant even while condemning — you guessed it — nasty political rants!"

Birgeneau also commented in his e-mail on the recent failure in Congress of the DREAM Act, which would have created a path to citizenship for children of some illegal immigrants. "This same mean-spirited xenophobia played a major role in the defeat of the DREAM Act by legislators in Washington, leaving many exceptionally talented and deserving young people, including our own undocumented students, painfully in limbo with regard to their futures in this country," the chancellor wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; berkeley; birgeneau; chancellor; dream; dreamact; giffords; immigration; loughner; rampage; robertbirgeneau; tucson; tucsonmassacre
Let the UC Regents know what you think of the inflammatory rhetoric that a long respected authority just had to let rip .. but be a nice little demon when you do so. :-)
1 posted on 01/14/2011 9:30:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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UC Regents Contacts

http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/contact.html


2 posted on 01/14/2011 9:31:02 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Question - is there an “official” keyword for anything Tucson shooting related, that will pull up everything posted on here from the laast couple of weeks?

Thanks,
TQC


3 posted on 01/14/2011 9:32:16 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Isn’t it against the law to use a government-funded resoruce and position to advocate for political causes?

Oh, right. Laws don’t apply to leftists...


4 posted on 01/14/2011 9:33:39 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: NormsRevenge

5 posted on 01/14/2011 9:35:08 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Berzerkely AGAIN shows its radical leftist colors....

No surprise.


6 posted on 01/14/2011 9:35:52 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: NormsRevenge

The victim’s voting record gives good insight into how the phony “blue dog” ‘Rats operate.

They will find two or so issues that your District really cares about (typically 2nd Amendment and national defense) and vote “conservative” on those issues.

BUT on other issues which are damaging to America (”Dream Act”, Obamacare, abortion, unemployment extension, etc.) they will vote in a block with the rest of the Democrat party.

This is how the Democrat Party has suckered American voters for years and it is one big reason they have maintained majorities when they should not have.

Unfortunately too many voters focus on their one hot-button issue and don’t look any farther. Perhaps this will change in the aftermath of this tragedy.


7 posted on 01/14/2011 9:38:25 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: NormsRevenge; All

Funny this chancellor never mentions that the same Illegal Aliens and their supporters push Aztlan and Reconquista....racist propoganda against Americans and the USA.

That is where the real hare speech comes from....and it comes from groups that are basically the Hispanic/Mexican/Mestizo Ku Klux Klan.

Disgusting that Commie Liberals blame Americans who want their borders sealed, the Illegal Aliens deported, and no Aztlan/Reconquista racism pushed on their kids


8 posted on 01/14/2011 9:40:35 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Whenever something is "Global"...it means its bad for America)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

not sure of an official keyword but these have a significant number of threads.

giffords
loughner
tucson
tucson massacre


9 posted on 01/14/2011 9:41:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

These UC Berkely chancellor types aren’t too bright, are they.


10 posted on 01/14/2011 9:46:06 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

Mostly they are Bolsheviks.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 9:48:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: All

The Tucson nut killed 6 people, Illegal aliens have killed thousands.....STFU, end of discussion....


12 posted on 01/14/2011 9:53:28 AM PST by Maverick68
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a state which has legislated discrimination against undocumented persons.” ......
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That statement is from a chancellor of a University? Well huh...

How much do people pay to get educated there?


13 posted on 01/14/2011 9:55:29 AM PST by Irenic
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To: NormsRevenge
In the e-mail, sent Monday, Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau condemned a "climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated."

Well, Bobby, I am hereby challenging your attempt to demonize your political opponents. I will not tolerate your hateful speech.

Please STFU...

14 posted on 01/14/2011 10:03:51 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

Somehwere Mario Savio is smiling. Berkeley has come full circle. It’s administration once again advocates the suppression of speech. Time for another Free Speech Movement.


15 posted on 01/14/2011 10:33:23 AM PST by p. henry
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To: NormsRevenge

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs spars with reporters daily on variety of topics, such as the administration’s strategy for the economy and the Pentagon’s progress (or lack thereof) in waging two wars. But Gibbs, who’ll leave his spot at the podium next month, found himself in a different sort of debate Thursday: Was the Arizona shooting rampage an inevitable byproduct of Americans having too much freedom?

Andrei Sitov, a reporter for official Russia news agency ITAR-TASS, argued that the “quote-unquote freedom of the deranged mind to react violently: It is also America.”

[Rewind: Gibbs’ bold move during Obama’s India visit]

Gibbs told Sitov he “vehemently” disagreed. “That is not America,” Gibbs said. You can watch the briefing room back-and-forth, which Politico’s Glenn Thrush likened to the Cold War-era “kitchen debate” between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev, below:It doesn’t appear that Sitov — whose country is known for cracking down on the type of personal freedoms Americans value — was swayed by Gibbs’ words. He told Thrush afterward that “if you want to stop this, you have to be willing to restrict some freedoms.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110114/ts_yblog_thecutline/gibbs-tangles-with-russian-journalist-over-freedom


16 posted on 01/14/2011 10:40:08 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: NormsRevenge

Your “undocumented students” don’t have a “future” in our country Chancellor Bobby.


17 posted on 01/14/2011 10:40:18 AM PST by The Toll
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


18 posted on 01/14/2011 11:27:51 AM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: NormsRevenge
condemned a "climate in which demonization of others goes unchallenged and hateful speech is tolerated."

Did he do a sub-paragraph A regarding the booing of Gov. Brewer at the Lolapalooza?

19 posted on 01/14/2011 11:31:15 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: SandRat

That’s beautiful. I need to mail it to our local newspaper editors.


20 posted on 01/14/2011 11:52:48 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Birgeneau sounds delusional - his ramblings reminding me of the shooter Loughner’s ramblings.
21 posted on 01/14/2011 11:54:52 AM PST by Dante3
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

I’ve tried to tag everything related with keyword giffords.


22 posted on 01/14/2011 8:36:24 PM PST by newzjunkey
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