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Professor's arrest roils Alabama campus after shootings
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Posted on 02/14/2010 6:56:22 AM PST by JoeProBono

Amy Bishop is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of three fellow biology professors. A Massachusetts police chief discloses that Bishop fatally shot her own brother in 1986.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; amybishop; jpb; uahuntsville
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1 posted on 02/14/2010 6:56:22 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

The head line should read.....”Elitist Yankee snob kills redneck educators”


2 posted on 02/14/2010 7:00:06 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. Taxes will give them a stake in society)
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To: JoeProBono
They were outspoken Northeastern liberals whose political yard signs stood out a little on their suburban lot facing a cul-de-sac called Scarlett O'Hara Circle.

I'm shocked...

3 posted on 02/14/2010 7:05:41 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.)
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To: bert

“...because Red Necks not allowed to carry in that place.”


4 posted on 02/14/2010 7:09:05 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: JoeProBono

****residents are coming to grips with perhaps the most unsettling fact in Friday’s campus shooting: The suspect was not a student but a professor.****

That has to be the most appalling statement ever written.

??????students are latent murderers - but adult serial-killer professors are not???????


5 posted on 02/14/2010 7:09:52 AM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: JoeProBono

She just singlehandedly shattered the “moody loners with handguns” stereotype, and at the same time proving (once again) that liberalism is a mental disorder.


6 posted on 02/14/2010 7:09:54 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: bert

Only thing is, they weren’t redneck educators. She killed and Indian immigrant, a black, and another woman.


7 posted on 02/14/2010 7:10:21 AM PST by behzinlea
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To: JoeProBono

Reading between the lines of this article is interesting...
Anyone who has ever been to college has known someone like this. I hope they hang her.


8 posted on 02/14/2010 7:17:34 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: 13Sisters76

Have there been any stories yet asking how somebody like that was allowed to get a gun?


9 posted on 02/14/2010 7:20:23 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: bert

No doubt she was a big proponent of gun control.


10 posted on 02/14/2010 7:22:12 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: bert

Like most liberals, this lady has some “toys in her attic”.


11 posted on 02/14/2010 7:40:54 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
I'm shocked...

I'm shocked too.

They named a cul-de-sac after Scarlett O'Hara?

12 posted on 02/14/2010 7:41:00 AM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: bert

Two of the three people she killed were black, and the other was Indian, so she didn’t even go after “rednecks.”


13 posted on 02/14/2010 7:41:53 AM PST by livius
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To: bert

Another product of the soft-on-crime Dukakis administration.


14 posted on 02/14/2010 7:42:09 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: shelterguy

When guns are outlawed, only bitter left-wing Harvard-educated mass-murdering feminist harpies will have guns.


15 posted on 02/14/2010 7:43:02 AM PST by behzinlea
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To: livius
Two of the three people she killed were black, and the other was Indian, so she didn’t even go after “rednecks.” So it's a hate crime.
16 posted on 02/14/2010 7:43:09 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: shelterguy

she did not have a permit. i gleaned that from nyt’s.
i read comments page under nyt’s story yesterday and
was not surprised to see that most readers blamed the south
and alabama for the shooting. made many nasty
remarks about southerners.


17 posted on 02/14/2010 7:45:11 AM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: behzinlea

Well, at least she showed DIVERSITY in her target choices.
The democRATS should be proud......


18 posted on 02/14/2010 7:50:00 AM PST by 9422WMR
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To: JoeProBono

Look around at some of those teaching in college.

Right off the top of my head we have Bill Ayres-—an unrepentant terrorist.

Dr,Ron Karenga. who tortured and burned other blacks with a soldering iron and head the black studies program at California State University.

Angela Davis once on the FBI’s most wanted list.

I am sure there are many others. Hippies and Free lovers from the old days, Communists, Socialists, Liberals with no conscience. We accept these people to teach our youth?


19 posted on 02/14/2010 7:51:00 AM PST by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono; Trailerpark Badass
...outspoken Northeastern liberals...

Amy Bishop's formation at Harvard Yard predisposed her to revolutionary murder. /sarc/

20 posted on 02/14/2010 7:51:43 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Brilliant

Curiously enough, virtually no mention is being made of this fact. You can bet that if a conservative flipped out and did something like that (even if she wounded whites as well, as this woman appears to have done), the whole thing would have been described as a racist assault.

But once again Ann Bishop is being protected because she is that most blessed of species, the ur-liberal from Liberal Land.


21 posted on 02/14/2010 7:52:45 AM PST by livius
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To: MAexile
"They named a cul-de-sac after Scarlett O'Hara?"

Yes...we do that down here. And we also like Miss Scarlet's spunk!

22 posted on 02/14/2010 7:55:13 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: LadyPilgrim

I have always said, “American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God.” Reading this article, I hope others can see why I feel the way I do.


23 posted on 02/14/2010 8:03:31 AM PST by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: LadyPilgrim

Scarlett O’Hara...pulled a pistol and shot a thief dead for stealing her last “ear-bobs” (which I assume are earrings?) inside Tara...what’s not to love???

Oh yeah...plus she was HOT. :)


24 posted on 02/14/2010 8:06:39 AM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: livius

“Two of the three people she killed were black, and the other was Indian, so she didn’t even go after “rednecks.”

There are plenty of black rednecks.


25 posted on 02/14/2010 8:16:15 AM PST by billhilly
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To: JoeProBono

Former DA William Delahunt (D), now in Congress representing Mass’ 10th district, and helped Bishop get off, isn’t saying much.


26 posted on 02/14/2010 8:21:04 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Venturer
Look around at some of those teaching in college..
Dr. Ron Karenga. who tortured and burned other blacks with a soldering iron and heads the black studies program at California State University.


...and who invented Kwanzaa.
27 posted on 02/14/2010 8:25:54 AM PST by Deo volente (January 19, 2010...the Second American Revolution begins, right where it all started!)
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To: geezerwheezer

Yes! It is grace! :-) Me too! He had mercy on me as well!


28 posted on 02/14/2010 8:30:22 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: bert
Lol, NYT headline

Harvard educated professor teaches life lesson to Confederate university

29 posted on 02/14/2010 8:37:52 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: Mich Patriot
"Scarlett O’Hara...pulled a pistol and shot a thief dead for stealing her last “ear-bobs” (which I assume are earrings?) inside Tara...what’s not to love???"

Yes, it's earrings! Us girls like to protect those things that are ours! :-)
And you're right about loving her attitude!

See...2nd Amendment rights and all! Spunk.....yep.....that fits perfectly. :-)

30 posted on 02/14/2010 8:42:15 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: gussiefinknottle
she did not have a permit. i gleaned that from nyt’s

You don't need a permit to purchase or own a firearm in Alabama, despite what the NYT might think.

You do need one to carry concealed, and it's against the rules of the University to bring a gun on campus, a student might be expelled and a faculty or staff member might be fired. But as always, those intent on doing murder and mayhem don't observe the rules.

But even if she had needed a permit, and been denied one, she was a Professor of BioChemistry, with access to all sort of chemicals and the knowledge to make "good" use of them. I'm sure she could have come up something even nastier. Bomb, chemical weapon, even a biological one.

31 posted on 02/14/2010 8:46:55 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: billhilly
There are plenty of black rednecks.

Indeed, Dr. Johnson worked with the Boy Scouts, that probably makes him a high tech redneck.

32 posted on 02/14/2010 8:54:28 AM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: JoeProBono

Gopi Podila, Podila, originally from Andhra Pradesh

******

Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job = STUPID.
IMO, you need to earn your job every day of the week.

33 posted on 02/14/2010 9:10:14 AM PST by kcvl
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To: JoeProBono

“Two of the three people she killed were black, and the other was Indian, so she didn’t even go after “rednecks” kThat is because Rednecks shoot back.


34 posted on 02/14/2010 9:13:45 AM PST by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: Venturer

“We accept these people to teach our youth?”

I agree entirely with your point. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that teaching is at the bottom of the list when it comes to faculty responsibilities. What universities want most is for their faculty to bring in grant funding and to increase the university stature through publications. Teaching is just one of those ‘irritating’ things that they have to do.


35 posted on 02/14/2010 9:17:12 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: kcvl

“Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job = STUPID.
IMO, you need to earn your job every day of the week.”

Ironically, one of the stated purposes of tenure is to ensure that academics can be free thinkers without worrying about dismissal, but you can’t survive long in a university environment if you don’t follow the liberal party line.


36 posted on 02/14/2010 9:19:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: kcvl

“Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job = STUPID.
IMO, you need to earn your job every day of the week.”

Ironically, one of the stated purposes of tenure is to ensure that academics can be free thinkers without worrying about dismissal, but you can’t survive long in a university environment if you don’t follow the liberal party line.


37 posted on 02/14/2010 9:19:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

She killed them because even affirmative action wasn’t enough to get her tenure in a second tier university. After having enjoyed unearned applause all of her life she become homocidal when reality began to intrude.


38 posted on 02/14/2010 9:27:45 AM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: behzinlea
harpies

good thing this forum is virtual, I'd been shot to pieces years back

39 posted on 02/14/2010 9:31:23 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: gussiefinknottle
made many nasty remarks about southerners.

hey...just like here...go to any race or civil war thread....that is all some ancestrally angry posters here ever comment on

40 posted on 02/14/2010 9:32:59 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: LadyPilgrim

plus she was hot even if unbalanced


41 posted on 02/14/2010 9:34:00 AM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: behzinlea

Thank you. I thought that statement needed correcting.


42 posted on 02/14/2010 9:36:50 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: achilles2000
“She killed them because even affirmative action wasn’t enough to get her tenure in a second tier university.”

Academics is absolutely full of people with huge egos. People with those types of egos have a hard time losing. That's in part why universities are not meritocracies. In order for meritocracy to work, people have to accept when others genuinely do better than them. This often doesn't happen in universities. When someone does better, the answer is to find a way around this, politically or otherwise. Academics is full of people whose mothers told them they were 'special', and they never matured enough to get passed the need to believe this about themselves. They must perpetuate this self image, at the expense of their own lives and happiness, or at the expense of those who stand in the way of their egos.

43 posted on 02/14/2010 9:42:45 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: El Gato
Concurring with El Gato’s comments.. link below spells out the process. Anyone that passes the NICS check can purchase rifle/shotgun/hand gun in Alabama. You must have a “permit to carry” before you wander about armed.
http://crime.about.com/od/gunlawsbystate/p/gunlaws_al.htm
44 posted on 02/14/2010 9:48:23 AM PST by UPcrawfish
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Wonder if she had a ‘Coakley for Senate’ sign in her yard? Brown winning in her home state probably sent her over the edge...


45 posted on 02/14/2010 9:56:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono
Some neighbors found them to be friendly. Others clashed with them. Armstrong said that Bishop passed around a petition to get another neighbor's dogs to quiet down. Armstrong signed the petition; he said Bishop and the dogs' owner eventually ended up in court.

What a shock...progressives from the north move down south, and start telling the residents how they SHOULD live their lives...maybe no one ever told Bishop that the locals "don't give a damn how they do it up north".

46 posted on 02/14/2010 10:03:50 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JoeProBono

The Shooter lives next door to one of my many Cousins. My cousin says she is “strange.” She would send her kids over to my Cousin’s house to play even when it was not convenient for my Cousin.

Thoughtless? Seems so. Self-absorbed? Definitely so.

I feel sorry for her kids.


47 posted on 02/14/2010 11:38:59 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws. He has erected a multitude of New Offices. Who? Obama!)
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To: wardaddy

:-) Yes...she was beautiful!


48 posted on 02/14/2010 2:43:25 PM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: HighlyOpinionated
probably sociopath and malignant narcissism.
49 posted on 02/14/2010 3:45:41 PM PST by wardaddy (I have been in a serious RHCPers mood lately......)
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To: JoeProBono

What are Alabama’s gun laws w.r.t. college campuses? My guess either it is against the law to carry a weapon on school grounds (even post secondary) with few exceptions; or, the college/university in question has a policy against weapons on campus.


50 posted on 02/14/2010 4:08:34 PM PST by nonsporting
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