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'Game of Thrones' Shirt Suspension: NJ Professor Punished for Pic
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Apr 2014 06:24 PM | Ken Mandel

Posted on 04/19/2014 3:14:43 AM PDT by Hugin

A New Jersey college professor says he was suspended for posting online a photo of his daughter wearing a "Game of Thrones" T-shirt with a "threatening" quote on it.

Francis Schmidt, an art and 3-D animation professor at Bergen Community College in northern New Jersey, told The Record he posted the picture of his 7-year-old daughter Jan. 12 wearing a T-shirt with the "Game of Thrones" quote, "I will take what is mine with fire and blood."...

...A day after posting the photo, Schmidt told The Record that he was questioned as to whether the photo was a threat against the dean. Despite his explanation, Schmidt said he was suspended without pay for eight days and ordered to see a psychiatrist before he would be allowed back on campus.

When Schmidt asked the officials why they thought the quote was threatening, one said, "'when you see the word fire, then someone shows up with an AK-47 here shooting everybody,'" he told the paper.

"I had no idea what to say to that," Schmidt added. "For God's sake, I'm a middle-aged art professor. I don't own any firearms."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; gameofthrones; newjersey; schools; speech
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Paranoid academics eating their own over zero tolerance.
1 posted on 04/19/2014 3:14:43 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Or GOT is too white for public consumption, apparently.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 3:16:11 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Hugin

Maybe next time he can get a shirt for his daughter with the “...and then they came for me” quote.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 3:16:18 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Hugin

Maybe the 7-year-old daughter has a MIRV’d nuclear weapon.

Did the university ever consider THAT?

Or maybe, she might have a cheeseburger and a 32oz drink.

Did Bloomberg ever consider THAT?

This stuff is all too scary. /s


4 posted on 04/19/2014 3:17:31 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: Gaffer
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

― Martin Niemöller

5 posted on 04/19/2014 3:19:10 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

It does make me wonder, who lets a 7 year old watch that show. It’s an excellent show for adults, but it’s chock full of nudity, orgies, and very graphic butchery.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 3:19:33 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

How is it a good show for adults, when it is wall-to-wall immorality?

I’ve never seen an episode, personally.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 3:21:01 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Hugin

OH the humanity! academia shows just how smart they really are.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 3:21:24 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Hugin

I find myself skipping through most of the claptrap....I really only want to see that blonde girl with the dragons and how she progresses in building her army in preparation to return home.

That, and waiting to find out when/if that little prick king gets his just rewards.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 3:21:41 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Hugin

I have a “Firefly” t-shirt that says, “Also, I can kill you with my brain.” Good thing nobody at Walmart has called the police!


10 posted on 04/19/2014 3:23:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: Jonty30

It’s entertaining, well written, acted and produced. A lot of good drama focuses on immorality. It may not be your cup of tea, to each their own. But I would never let a kid watch it.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 3:24:56 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Gaffer

The latest episode shows Joffrey’s demise. I’ve watched him expire about 5 times now. Good riddance.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 3:26:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Good...I have that DVR’d but haven’t watched it. Thanks!


13 posted on 04/19/2014 3:28:27 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Hugin
"Bergen Community College spokesman Larry Hlavenka declined to discuss Schmidt specifically, but wrote in an email to The Record: "Since Jan. 1, 2014, 34 incidents of school shootings have occurred in the United States. In following its safety and security procedures, the college investigates all situations where a member of its community — students, faculty, staff or local residents — expresses a safety or security concern."

Simple minded moron.

14 posted on 04/19/2014 3:29:55 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Hugin

And it is by your example that your kid will learn what is proper or not, despite your words. :)


15 posted on 04/19/2014 3:31:37 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Hugin

Good. It’s about time the Left feels threatened. They have run roughshod over liberty in this country far too long.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 3:34:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Enterprise

One symptom of a nation which has turned from God, in further states of moral degeneration, will naturally begin to turn inwardly upon itself, seeing enemies where none exist and attacking their own.

Couple this with those who are even more degenerate in their antichristian sentiments, such that they yearn for criminality, manifest by their thievery to satiate their worldly lusts, without obedience to the contractual protocols provided by God for national commerce,...and you have an unstable spiraling national governing degeneracy.

The only solution is for the nation to return to God by God’s mechanisms He provides for us to have fellowship with Him. His Plan is known only through faith in Christ.


17 posted on 04/19/2014 3:39:11 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Gaffer

18 posted on 04/19/2014 3:41:02 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cvengr

Conservatives and FReepers understand what is happening and why it will not end well.


19 posted on 04/19/2014 3:47:48 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

There almost needs to be a general legal fund for defense against liberal idiocy that would be used for specific cases and then to pursue institutions like this college to make them feel enough pain that they will curb their most deranged impulses.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Enterprise

Just a wild guess, but I’m thinking the collars and cuffs don’t match.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 3:57:15 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Hugin
Yup....

It’s an excellent show for adults, but it’s chock full of nudity, orgies, and very graphic butchery.

and incest... so many wrongs...

22 posted on 04/19/2014 4:01:27 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Hugin
"I'm a middle-aged art professor. I don't own any firearms."

With zero parenting skills (who would let a 7 year old watch that crap)

Not to mention a cowardly troglodyte ie "I don't own any firearms"

23 posted on 04/19/2014 4:05:56 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: Hugin

This thread makes me so not miss television.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 4:07:14 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Hugin
When Schmidt asked the officials why they thought the quote was threatening, one said, "'when you see the word fire, then someone shows up with an AK-47 here shooting everybody,'" he told the paper.

That college administrator must be on drugs. (And if not, he/she needs to be.)

25 posted on 04/19/2014 4:07:27 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Hugin

New Jersey Obama voters — all.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 4:09:39 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Hugin

If the little girl had worn a shirt with the words “ my two mommies make love in the livingroom while I watch” no one would have said anything.


27 posted on 04/19/2014 4:12:15 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Hugin

How did we Americans ever conquer the wilderness, settle the west, and win World Wars I and II????


28 posted on 04/19/2014 4:25:57 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jonty30

Never watched one either but the world is filled with immorality. One can’t pretend it’s not so.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 4:27:34 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Hugin

It does make me wonder, who lets a 7 year old watch that show. It’s an excellent show for adults, but it’s chock full of nudity, orgies, and very graphic butchery.””

How do you know he let’s his daughter watch the show?


30 posted on 04/19/2014 4:29:25 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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How do you know he let’s his daughter watch the show?

I don't know, but it seems likely if she has a t-shirt of the character it's because she's a fan. I suppose it's possible she just liked the shirt.

31 posted on 04/19/2014 4:33:46 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

“It does make me wonder, who lets a 7 year old watch that show”

Where does it say she ever watched it?


32 posted on 04/19/2014 4:36:08 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Hugin
In another article:
But Schmidt, a tenured professor, believes it was retaliation for a grievance he filed after being denied a sabbatical about two months prior to the incident.

“This was payback because I filed a grievance,” he said.

The college is having union issues.
33 posted on 04/19/2014 4:53:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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He tried to explain that the quote was from “Game of Thrones,” but the officials claimed they didn’t know the show, Schmidt said.
So an official from Human Resources went into the hallway and asked the secretaries if any of them had heard of the series and one came forward and confirmed that the quote was from the show, Schmidt said.

Schmidt told The Record he believes the suspension may have been retaliation for a previous grievance he filed with the college prior to the incident.
The school has also been embroiled in labor negotiations.

34 posted on 04/19/2014 5:00:35 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: SERE_DOC

>>who would let a 7 year old watch that crap

I can’t find any statement at all that the kid watched the show - ever. Can you direct me to it?


35 posted on 04/19/2014 5:02:04 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Just a wild guess, but I’m thinking the collars and cuffs don’t match.

Correct but she is quite lovely as a brunette as well.


36 posted on 04/19/2014 5:10:42 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Yes, indeed.


37 posted on 04/19/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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"For God's sake, I'm a middle-aged art professor. I don't own any firearms."

Maybe but he's not very smart. He just told every crook out there that he's an easy target.

38 posted on 04/19/2014 5:20:46 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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When Schmidt asked the officials why they thought the quote was threatening, one said, "'when you see the word fire, then someone shows up with an AK-47 here shooting everybody,'" he told the paper.

Really? Who would even make the link from that t-shirt? This 'officials' response did 100 times more to plant that idea or link than any t-shirt.

39 posted on 04/19/2014 5:22:29 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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How did we Americans ever conquer the wilderness, settle the west, and win World Wars I and II????

Simple. We used to censure, ridicule and ostracize these types of nitwits when they had the temerity to open their mouths and spew their drivel. Some were committed, some were 'excised'.

40 posted on 04/19/2014 5:26:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Zack Attack

I suppose they will want people to say “flame” instead of fire, since fire now equals guns. Amazing how these people think.


41 posted on 04/19/2014 5:52:23 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

Glad I never got that Breaking Bad T shirt that says “I am the danger, I am the one who knocks”. Wouldn’t want the “offense” police coming after me...


42 posted on 04/19/2014 5:55:17 AM PDT by machman
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To: Zack Attack
"Really? Who would even make the link from that t-shirt?"

Fire? hmmm....


43 posted on 04/19/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Jonty30

My wife and I watched a few episodes a year or so ago after I read a few blurbs on the internet as to how great it was. It wasn’t. We were both a little bored and haven’t watched an episode since.


44 posted on 04/19/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Sooth2222
How about this. News reporter:

"Fire fighters responded to a 3 alarm fire on Main Street yesterday at the Match-fire building. The fire burned the building to the ground before fire fighters could put out the blaze. Fire insurance investigators say the fire caused $325,000 worth of damage. We spoke to Fire Chief Wayne Smith....

Community college officials: "Oh my god, they've got AK-47's!!! Turn off the television and get under the desks!"

45 posted on 04/19/2014 6:18:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Hugin
I would prefer that people thought I had guns rather than announce my family is unprotected.
It's a question that should never be answered either way. Imo


46 posted on 04/19/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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"For God's sake, I'm a middle-aged art professor. I don't own any firearms."

Open invitation to robbers.

He'd have been thrown behind bars if the 7 year old happened to be eating a pop tart when the picture was taken.

47 posted on 04/19/2014 6:54:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Hugin

He and the Dean must be butting heads. Not unusual for an art professor.


48 posted on 04/19/2014 6:56:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: muir_redwoods

It probably would have helped his career. I’ve been thinking about changing my sex designation at the university.


49 posted on 04/19/2014 6:58:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Gaffer

I find myself skipping through most of the claptrap....I really only want to see that blonde girl with the dragons and how she progresses in building her army in preparation to return home.

That, and waiting to find out when/if that little prick king gets his just rewards.


Me too. Hope you saw the last espisode. If not watch it and see what happens regarding “ the little prick “


50 posted on 04/19/2014 6:58:16 AM PDT by patriotspride
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