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SUSPENDED: Michigan State removes liberal professor who went on anti-Republican tirade
The Right Scoop ^ | September 5th, 2013

Posted on 09/05/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

Shocked? I sure am. I thought they’d just give him a quiet slap on the hand or ignore him altogether. I never expected he’d receive real consequences for leftist tirade:

CAMPUS REFORM – Michigan State administrators have suspended Prof. William Penn for the remainder of the semester, after he was caught on video going on an anti-Republican tirade on the very first day of his literature class.

In an email to students Thursday morning, Dean Karen Wurst of the College of Arts & Letters, cited his “inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive” comments.

“On Aug. 29, during your Literatures, Cultures, Identities course, Professor William Penn made comments he has acknowledged were inappropriate, disrespectful and offensive and may have negatively affected the learning environment,” she wrote. “Once MSU was made aware of the situation the Office of the Provost immediately began a review.”

“As a result, Penn’s duties have been reassigned, and he will not be teaching this semester,” she added. “A new instructor is being assigned to your course.”

Kudos to Michigan State University for protecting the classroom from political intimidation.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: academia; corruption; democrats; detroit; education; fired; hatespeech; leftismoncampus; michigan
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As graduate from a Big Ten school myself (The Ohio State University) I also have to say kudos to Michigan State.
1 posted on 09/05/2013 11:40:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

this means he is on vay cay He will continue to be paid. He needs to be fired.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 11:42:02 AM PDT by Chickensoup (...We didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Agree. Kudos to the administration for at least beginning to admit that they’ve got some extremely dumb sh**s on their staff.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 11:43:10 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The professor should be sent to one of those “tolerance” classes at Diversity University.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Still getting paid?

Hmmm. . .I wonder. . .


5 posted on 09/05/2013 11:43:57 AM PDT by Hulka
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The “professor” should have paid attention to what happened to Ward Churchill.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 11:44:00 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: Chickensoup

Not enough ‘hate’ mail from the alumnus $$$ supporters.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 11:44:02 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Kudos from this IU Hoosier as well.


8 posted on 09/05/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by henkster (If the Feds create an unlimited demand for bastard children, you get an unlimited supply of them.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I thought anti-Conservative tirades were a basic requirement for promotion.


9 posted on 09/05/2013 11:44:49 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He’ll probably be offered a job in the Obama administration.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 11:44:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Suspended just until the heat is off everyone ...(wink wink)


11 posted on 09/05/2013 11:45:01 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Professor William Penn believes in free expression and free speech.

Please write him and tell him what you think:

Penn@MSU.EDU


12 posted on 09/05/2013 11:45:02 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The Board of Regents at MSU is elected (on the ballot every 4 years, along with the Governor). No doubt why this happened. A typical public university where the ivory tower managers are insulated would never have done this.


13 posted on 09/05/2013 11:45:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Probably too much firewater for Penn, and he may lose his scalp for this, if I hear the tom toms and read the smoke signals correctly.


14 posted on 09/05/2013 11:46:20 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Could this be the beginning of a trend...to have a two way discussion once again in American colleges? Whatever, good on Michigan State!


15 posted on 09/05/2013 11:46:59 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: zeestephen

You gotta love those I-phones that can document all these egregious performances of our “public” officials.


16 posted on 09/05/2013 11:47:39 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Hotlanta Mike

He will probably get a huge job offer from Valerie Jarrett.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You mean, like the Fort Hood killer?

Yup, Major Hasan was on Obama’s 2008 transition team.

http://www.publiusforum.com/pdfs/GWuni_nidalhasan.pdf

Appendix C, Page 29.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:28 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: Hotlanta Mike

link to vid
19 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:42 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Hotlanta Mike

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=95961


20 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:45 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Chickensoup
this means he is on vay cay He will continue to be paid. He needs to be fired.

Then imprisoned. Or shot. Take your pick.
21 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:48 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Hotlanta Mike
With pay, to be re-instated next semester.

The nation's educators can't start punishing professors for this kind of rhetoric - there won't be enough of them around to fit in the mens room in a month.

22 posted on 09/05/2013 11:49:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sioux-san

True expressions of liberalism can only thrive when not exposed.

I used to have a yahoo handle of “expose the left”.

The lefties HATED that handle.

They know that liberalism exposed is liberalism defeated.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’ll bet he was suspended with pay, i.e. a paid vacation of a semester or two.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 11:51:27 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Chickensoup
I suspect he's on paid leave, poor guy.....

keep up the good fight folks....we're getting to them....

I figure by the time you know who starts WW3 and there's a draft, people will finally be awake....

25 posted on 09/05/2013 11:51:55 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Wow, I’m actually surprised that they did this, even though it would have been better if they had fired him outright.


26 posted on 09/05/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m stunned. Now that he’s been outed, the only students who will sign up for his section next semester will be the ones who agree with him


27 posted on 09/05/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Where’s the video? I would like to see the tirade before I give them TOO much credit.

If he dropped F bombs, insulted gays, blacks, women, etc. during the tirade, they may have determined he went to far in characterizing republicans as his was offensive to their own liberal subjects. In other words, he may have just taken the hatred beyond what level of hatred the administration will tolerate when it comes to political opposition to their position.


28 posted on 09/05/2013 11:53:22 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Is this idiot the Will Pitt of DU fame?


29 posted on 09/05/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: Chickensoup

I can’t believe people are falling for this.

The liberal administration is simply biding their time, waiting for the hullabaloo to blow over.

This nut firmed up his lib chops with his bosses, and they love him MORE, now.

Academics consider non-academics as short-minded dim-wits, 100%.

This story is all about FOLLOW-UP.


30 posted on 09/05/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Hotlanta Mike
A strange thing happened to me at GA Southern in the middle '80s. I was in a history class, and was absent-mindedly drumming on my desk. The professor asked me to stop, and I did.

Apparently I looked at him funny, because he then asked if I would like to leave. I gathered my stuff and I left.

I don't remember if I dropped the class or took the F, I was likely to do either at the time.

I ended up taking the same class from the same professor the next year, and got an A. Dean's List.

31 posted on 09/05/2013 11:58:07 AM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: A.A. Cunningham

He’s also a fake Indian.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 11:58:09 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Good news! Actually shocking! The typical response from schools has been to at least initially support their instructors under the guise of “free speech” for them and to suspend or expel the victimized student as the problem, that is until public outrage and alumni cause a big enough ruckus. That Michigan State didn't go through the “normal” process says a lot.
33 posted on 09/05/2013 11:58:20 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: gaijin

exactly.

If his diatribe had been aimed at any other groups than whites, Republicans or Christians his career would be very. He will get a pass.


34 posted on 09/05/2013 11:59:09 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: zeestephen
I thought anti-Conservative tirades were a basic requirement for promotion.

They will promote him after this all dies down.

35 posted on 09/05/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT by Mark17 (Mark Levin: Barack Obama is a human wrecking ball)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Was the SOB suspended with or without pay? If without pay it’s going to bite. If not, it’s nothing more than a paid vacation.


36 posted on 09/05/2013 12:05:57 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Here’s a MI St. William Penn:

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=95961


37 posted on 09/05/2013 12:07:33 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Obvious statement: O’Reilley will take credit for this creep’s suspension.
38 posted on 09/05/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Navy Patriot

Another cigar store Indian?


39 posted on 09/05/2013 12:11:16 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I’m guessing that the ONLY reason this guy got suspended is because someone whose contribution checks have a lot of zeros called the university president and complained. Otherwise, MSU would have rode out the storm claiming that this is an issue of academic freedom.


40 posted on 09/05/2013 12:17:32 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: miss marmelstein

You mean like Ms Fauxcahontas? She typifies the junior college loan officer you do not want reviewing your application. “No” or maybe “Hell No!” is her default response to any loan request.


41 posted on 09/05/2013 12:17:48 PM PDT by lee martell (y)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Paid Vacation = Reward.


42 posted on 09/05/2013 12:19:22 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Are Marines required to salute Al Qaeda yet?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Interesting comments - this one from 10 years ago, "Sells you his books and makes you write about them. He's very bias on certain issues."
A biased Lefty? Say it ain't so! LOL ...
43 posted on 09/05/2013 12:19:38 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Milton Miteybad; Chickensoup
Chickensoup ~ this means he is on vay cay He will continue to be paid. He needs to be fired.

Milton Miteybad ~ Then imprisoned. Or shot. Take your pick.

My pick would be a one year sabbatical in the back woods of North Korea, Iran or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the caveat that he have no special protection or indoctrination from those countries' governments.

44 posted on 09/05/2013 12:20:59 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Fresh Wind
Another cigar store Indian?

No, real redskin, Indian name Speak With Forked Tongue, he still gets heap big wampum whether he powwow or not. Pretty good for pot in peace pipe speech.

45 posted on 09/05/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
To emulate the Queen in Alice in Wonderland, I say: Off with his head!
46 posted on 09/05/2013 12:40:24 PM PDT by zbogwan2
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Time for him to move on to bigger and better things. Given his claimed ancestry, sounds like he would be a perfect deputy for Dr James Anaya, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples.

This is one of the multiple UN gadflies, aka "Special Rapporteur", who go around the world, telling everyone what they are doing wrong. Dr Anaya has been doing this for Canada's "First Nations" people just recently. Perfect mindset for Prof. Penn to continue his rants, right?

47 posted on 09/05/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I was in a 300 level management class several years ago. The professor started one of these anti-conservatives diatribes. I simply raised my hand and after about a min of not putting it down, the professor stopped and allowed me a question.

“Professor, I’m confused. I thought this was a class on management and the syllabus says that this week we will be talking about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. How does your current topic relate to the material on the syllabus?”

First, there was the confused look of “What the hell”? Then the expression went to anger of “How dare you” and then a bit of fear crept in as he realized that I had him dead to rights. Lastly the most pleasing expression of “Oh crap, there is nothing I can say to talk my way out of this.” played across his face.

In the end, he let out a strained sigh and say “Yes, we should get back to the material.” We never had another such episode in the class room. He kind of had it in for me after that but I still managed to pull a B in that class.


48 posted on 09/05/2013 12:48:59 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Navy Patriot; Fresh Wind
or my fav. (said about $HRILLary :) "Walking Eagle"; was
so full of (B)arbara ($)trei$and, no hope of flyin' ever.

49 posted on 09/05/2013 1:04:53 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: uncitizen
Suspended just until the heat is off everyone ...(wink wink)

My first thought on this as well...
50 posted on 09/05/2013 1:09:44 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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