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Professor’s Anti-Republican Classroom Tirade Caught on Video: ‘They Are a Bunch of
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | september 3, 2013 | Oliver Darcy

Posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:57 AM PDT by lowbridge

A new video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows a professor at a public university slamming Republicans as old, white individuals who want to keep black people from voting.

The eight minute video, released by college news outlet Campus Reform, reveals Michigan State University Professor of Creative Writing William Penn opening the first day of class with an anti-Republican rant.

“If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” said Penn. “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.”

“They don’t want to pay of your tuition because, who are you? Well to me you are somebody,” he continued.

Penn then appeared to accuse the Republican party of backing voter identification laws as a plan for “getting black people not to vote.”

“This country still is full of closet racists,” he said. “What do you think is going on in South Carolina and North Carolina. Voter suppression. Its about getting black people not to vote. Why? Because black people tend to vote Democratic.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
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Full title: Professor’s Anti-Republican Classroom Tirade Caught on Video: ‘They Are a Bunch of Dead White People’ Who ‘Raped’ the Country

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUi0rUEc_wI

1 posted on 09/04/2013 3:52:57 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Prominent DU tree hugged fool.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 3:55:08 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: lowbridge

The “dead white people” label is prophetic; when they say more white people died than were born last year, and whites still refuse to breed, then this is exactly what will happen. Republicans will become a thing of lore (like Whigs and Bull Mooses).


3 posted on 09/04/2013 3:55:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge

Outrageous. Does this guy own a gun?


4 posted on 09/04/2013 3:57:32 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: kearnyirish2

...and people pay thousands of dollars to seat their children in this communist idiot’s classroom...


5 posted on 09/04/2013 4:02:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
MSU is the more "conservative" of the two big universities. At UofM they teach classes in this crap.Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Michigan legislative action thread
6 posted on 09/04/2013 4:03:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DainBramage

Good Lord? Is this really the DU WilliamPenn? Or am I confusing him with William Pitt? Rarely go to DU. Can’t afford the disinfectant.


7 posted on 09/04/2013 4:03:57 AM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: kearnyirish2
then this is exactly what will happen. Republicans will become a thing of lore (like Whigs and Bull Mooses).

The end of our people, and hence our nation, is a lot more consequential (like, a LOT more) than the end of the GOP, which is, thank God, at hand.

8 posted on 09/04/2013 4:06:03 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. N)
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To: lowbridge

Punks like this pos had better pray that their anarchy never comes.


9 posted on 09/04/2013 4:07:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lowbridge
Who issued The Emancipation Proclamation? A Republican President. Who passes the post Civil War Constitutional Amendments providing former slaves with citizenship and rights? The Republicans in Congress.

Who created the Ku Klux Klan, enacted Jim Crow laws, stood in opposition to the Civil Rights bill, blocked school integration, and turned dogs/fire hoses on demonstrators? Democrats.

Don't let silly things like facts and history get in your way.

10 posted on 09/04/2013 4:09:50 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: lowbridge

Their utter intellectual stupidity and inability to grasp reality knows no bounds.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 4:10:09 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: lowbridge

This “scholar” apparently does not trust the power of logic, reason, or critical thinking. Mindless ranting seems to be his preference. Any students considering a course “taught” by this loon should take note.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 4:17:48 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: lowbridge

He’s a hater - he has no business teaching young people.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 4:19:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: lowbridge

What a way to start a creative writing class.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 4:20:09 AM PDT by struggle
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To: newfreep
I will build upon this jerk’s comments. Our nation is dead. A POS like this infusing his point of view in the classroom far afield of his alleged expertise is a symptom of a disease known as hallucination on a grand scale which seems to have overtaken most of the country. Most recent example is Bonehead and his aide de camp Cantor rushing to back Obama’s nutty war (or police action or extra constitutional engagement or bluster). When someone now says take our country back, I say why; malcontents and the mentally deranged now in abundance come with it. No, the sane people need a complete break from here. Let's go invade Canada.
15 posted on 09/04/2013 4:21:06 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: GOPJ

“He’s a hater - he has no business teaching young people.”

Of course he says he will not take it out on those in his class but outside of it he would...ok professor BS, bring it on, I am waiting for you to take me on. Guarantee one walks away and it will not be you albeit I am twice your senior.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 4:23:22 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: lowbridge

In a sane country, this “Professor”, would be fired immediately.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 4:24:35 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: DainBramage
He still has his 70s mustache and his butt-cut. Aw, that's cute.

But what, exactly, is 'creative' about a stock-standard 'GOP is evil' rant? These people are in such lockstep they should be bolted together.

18 posted on 09/04/2013 4:28:39 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: Mouton

This is why I keep telling people that they have to vote in the races for college administration. Democrats held almost every single university administration slot in the last election for no other reason than conservatives are too lazy to vote in those races. If all of the people who voted for Romney had bothered to vote in the state level education and college administration races we could have won every last one.

In Michigan straight ticket voting doesn’t get the job done. If there are more GOP candidates than Available seats, those races are skipped.

Its a little like trying to fight the nazis while leaving their weapons factories and training facilities intact. We lose every battle we don’t fight and the democrats fight every last battle.


19 posted on 09/04/2013 4:31:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge

Not dead white people. Dead white people is just a Democrat wet dream. It will probably end up being dead Democrats.


20 posted on 09/04/2013 4:40:42 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: lowbridge

Of course this fruitcake professor is feeding at the public trough. He teaches at a taxpayer supported state university (Michigan)

He would last two minutes in the private sector at a real world productive job


21 posted on 09/04/2013 4:42:50 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: lowbridge

Well, that does it; now they’ll promote him to provost.


22 posted on 09/04/2013 4:55:29 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: lowbridge

How stupid do parents have to be to spend thousands of dollars they could use in their retirement so that their kids can listen to a Communist rant in “Creative Writing” class!

Not only should this clown be fired for not teaching the subject he was hired to do, but the person who hired him should also be fired.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 4:58:19 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GOPJ

Isn’t this a pattern for him? I think he has been in this path before.


24 posted on 09/04/2013 4:59:04 AM PDT by healy61
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To: txrefugee

Strip the public funding and I think parents will care a lot more.


25 posted on 09/04/2013 5:01:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: lowbridge
A review from one of Penn's students from MSU's Koofer site:

"He is horrible. The class is unbelievably unorganized. At the beginning of the semester he told everyone not to take notes because there wouldn't be an exam. He then gave an exam that was so difficult that the curve was 50%. He is creepy and misogynistic. Picks on the attractive girls in classes. Penn presents a facade of being liberal minded and claims to love women, homosexuals and people of all race, but then progresses and perpetuates detrimental stereotypes about all three. He claims to love gay men because they "dress well and appreciate art." He refers to women as "puntas" and cougars."

Scratch a liberal, reveal a little fascist hypocrite.

26 posted on 09/04/2013 5:03:57 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: Mouton

Too cold!

Nah, I I’d rather fight these a$$holes for the country that I love.

It ain’t over till its over!


27 posted on 09/04/2013 5:04:24 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: lowbridge
His students thoroughly despise this prick:

https://www.koofers.com/michigan-state-university-msu/instructors/penn-159539/

28 posted on 09/04/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: lowbridge

Funny to note that ALL of his objections about Republicans were PERSONAL ATTACKS.

He never ONCE mentions policy. Not once.

it’s “Hate Republicans BECAUSE they’re ‘Republican’. They’re just baaaaaaad people...”


29 posted on 09/04/2013 5:11:35 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: joethedrummer

“His students thoroughly despise this prick:”............

Then why are these students taking his stupid classes?
Seems to me there are other “elective” classes available.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 5:20:54 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: lowbridge

Can writing only be creative it is liberal. Here is a link to an outline of an English composition course at Buffalo College. (http://i.imgur.com/FdHCESx.jpg) It almost makes you wonder if there is a course somewhere that requires you to get zotted on Free Republic to get an A.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 5:21:57 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: DainBramage

I couldn’t read the article because of all the fricking ads. Is this guy tenured?


32 posted on 09/04/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
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To: relictele

Not only is it blazingly apparent this ‘professor’ isn’t fit to teach his subject, he clearly isn’t capable of hunting ‘closet racists’ — unless he hasn’t looked in a mirror.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:24 AM PDT by wtd
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To: hcmama

MSU is actually fairly conservative as major universities go. Lots of farm kids go there to learn the latest agricultural technologies and sciences.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dennisw

“He would last two minutes in the private sector at a real world productive job...”

He wouldn’t last ten heartbeats on my street.


35 posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:43 AM PDT by Anton.Rutter
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To: lowbridge

You folks in Michigan are paying for this.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 6:01:01 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: lowbridge

Send your kid to a state college, so they can be turned into little America-hating commie rat bastards at the taxpayers’ expense.


37 posted on 09/04/2013 6:05:42 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

It is difficult to believe that parasites like this so-called “professor” actually are hired and get paid. He should be reported for child abuse. What a commie tool!


38 posted on 09/04/2013 6:24:48 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: cripplecreek
They teach this crap at 99% of American Universities, MSU is no exception, they have black studies, feminist studies, and Howard Zinn type courses as well.

The business school at UM is still predominantly conservative btw. The rest is simply totalitarian leftist like the rest of our Universities are.

Heck, you'd be shocked at what they teach at Hope and Calvin.

39 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:09 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: lowbridge

“Great teacher. He really seems to care....about what I have no idea.”


40 posted on 09/04/2013 7:04:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: relictele
"what is creative?"

Exactly. He's merely mouthing what most college lib arts profs believe. He should still be fired, but I'll give him credit for blowing off and letting us know what a jerk he is.

41 posted on 09/04/2013 7:11:39 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: lowbridge

Wow, what a fruitcake this so-called “professor” is.


42 posted on 09/04/2013 8:14:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Progov

If you read the comments, it appears they didn’t know until they took one of his classes. Read the comments (well, you have join to see them all, so I didn’t see them all).

But the one and two stars have a lot to say.


43 posted on 09/04/2013 8:23:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks lowbridge.


44 posted on 09/04/2013 4:10:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: lowbridge
I got this in my email today. I've crossed paths with Melanie Foster and Jeff Sakwa in the past. They are good people who received my vote and will do so again.

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Melanie Foster and Jeff Sakwa, candidates for Michigan State University Board of Trustees, released the following joint statement today:

News broke this morning of a Michigan State University professor who went off on a political rant during his first day of class. The full video, which can be found online by clicking here, shows Professor William Penn telling students "If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them." He went on to say, "They're cheap. They don't want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could." Professor Penn further stated that Republicans are, "a bunch of dead white people, or dying white people."

While Professor Penn is certainly entitled to his personal opinions, the classroom is not the place for him to be airing his political views. The students at MSU need to be focused on preparing themselves for their future professions, not on the political opinions of their professors.

It is imperative that the Board of Trustees at MSU take this matter seriously. We call for Michigan State University to complete a full and fair investigation into this matter to ensure that the classroom does not become a platform for political propaganda. We will be watching what happens with this incident to ensure that the University takes the appropriate actions.

It is incidents like this, among many others, that have inspired both of us to run once again for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. We need to bring a common sense, conservative voice to this overwhelmingly liberal board to ensure that all points of view are represented.

Melanie Foster
Trustee Emeritus
Candidate for MSU Trustee

Jeff Sakwa
Candidate for MSU Trustee

45 posted on 09/04/2013 10:40:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Jim Noble

“The end of our people, and hence our nation, is a lot more consequential (like, a LOT more) than the end of the GOP, which is, thank God, at hand.”

I agree, but the end of our people isn’t so far off. It isn’t even a violent end; just a passing through with fewer and fewer children until there are no more.


46 posted on 09/05/2013 4:09:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lowbridge; DainBramage; theothercheek; MaggieCarta; jenk; cripplecreek; madison10; SunkenCiv; ...
This jerk is just ridiculous. He has no business talking politics, especially in such a sharp partisan manner, in a creative writing class. He's wasting the students' time and money and, even worse, brainwashing some of them, and abusing his position in order to do so. Of course, he's not the first, nor will he be the last leftist professor to launch into one of these uncalled for diatribes in an American college classroom.

May be surprised, but I kind of doubt if any discipline against him will be forthcoming from MSU.

Did anyone notice the name William Penn? This could be an alias he uses to give himself a bogus connection to a historical figure.

47 posted on 09/05/2013 10:43:22 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
Right after the 2012 election I published a video of someone asking basic civic questions of students in line to vote in Boston MA, yes the education mecca of the world, on my facebook wall. An Informed Electorate? You Won’t Believe How Little These Young Voters Know About Our Gov’t

"The dumbing down of America is complete. Note this video was taken in Boston, the education mecca of the world!" is what I wrote over the link when I posted the video.

Then one of my liberal "friends" post this image with the comment, "sorry, had to share..."

And my wife took care of the rest.

48 posted on 09/05/2013 11:15:23 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: JannaNH

Courtesy ping to above.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 11:22:26 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: GregNH; All
If you look at exit poll data from the last election (for whatever it's worth in terms of accuracy), you will see that college grads (no advanced degree) did vote for Romney in a higher percentage that those with only a HS diploma or no HS diploma. So that trend contradicts the conclusion one might draw from your table. However, those with advanced degrees went more for Obama than those with only a bachelor's degree.

Sorry, I don't recall the source of the exit poll data but I trust my memory of the data itself.

50 posted on 09/05/2013 11:45:09 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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