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  • Begging for it: Ole Miss prof urges people to stick their hands in Republicans’ meals

    10/18/2018 12:31:07 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 53 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/18/18 | USA Features
    Not Smart: A professor at the University of Mississippi has called on people to desecrate the meals of Republicans by “sticking” their hands in their food and stealing the rest of it because they don’t deserve “civility.” “Don’t just interrupt a senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole damn fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility,” James Thomas, an Assistant Professor at Ole Miss, tweeted Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the...
  • Warren’s Pocahontas Wackiness Shows How Liberals Are A Bunch Of Bigots

    10/18/2018 5:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    It’s really tough to think of any fresh new ways to mock noted 1023/1024 white person Elizabeth Big Chief Miracle Whip Warren, so I admit I approached writing this column with some reservations.Oh, snap. This is too easy, like convincing a college sophomore from Santa Monica that America can embrace socialism, yet her daddy will still be able to buy her a cute BMW convertible.It’s also irresistible, and so right, to mock this ambitious poser. I can just see the old Mazola ad with the Indian woman saying, “Your people call this ‘corn.’ My people call it ‘maize,’ so Elizabeth...
  • Ole miss professor calls for harrassment of Republicans

    10/18/2018 3:12:56 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 57 replies
    Mississippi Center for public policy ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Brett Kittredge
    James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology at Ole Miss, tweeted on October 6, “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all. Put your whole fingers in their salads. Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'

    10/17/2018 9:25:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court. “Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Student charged with making 'false alarms' after claiming she received homophobic death threats

    10/10/2018 4:45:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 56 replies
    Yahoo via AOL ^ | Oct. 9, 2018 | Hope Schreiber
    An Ohio University student senate member has been charged with three counts of “making false alarms.” According to an online publication run by Ohio University students called the New Political, Anna Ayers told the student senate that she received homophobic death threats at both her student senate office and her residence. According to the Post — a student-run online publication covering Ohio University and the town of Athens, Ohio — Ayers is an Ohio University senior studying journalism. She reported that she received three threatening messages, but the Ohio University police investigated Ayers’s claims and found that she sent herself...
  • A Georgetown Professor's Castrating Rage: The face of leftist academic hate

    10/05/2018 4:30:44 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 80 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 5, 2018 | John Perazzo
    Taking her place among the gaggle of leftists who have felt compelled to broadcast their opinions regarding the sexual-abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Georgetown University Associate Professor Carol Christine Fair has weighed in on the matter numerous times in recent days. By any measure, Fair ranks as one of the more overtly angry and unrestrained of Kavanaugh's critics. Professor Fair's reflexive rage may stem, in part, from the tragic fact that in her youth, as she has previously disclosed, she was repeatedly molested by an uncle for about a decade. When Christine Blasey Ford went public with her unsubstantiated, uncorroborated...
  • Georgetown prof: White GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing 'deserve miserable deaths'

    10/01/2018 10:47:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Georgetown University Distinguished Associate Professor Christine Fair tweeted that white Republican senators in the Brett Kavanaugh hearing deserve to die. “Look at thus [sic] chorus of entitled white men justifying a serial rapist's arrogated entitlement,” Fair tweeted on Thursday. Referencing a video of "Lindsey Graham's tirade," Fair, who is a victim of sexual assault, added, “all of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps." "[A]ny of her students that see this rant are going to feel threatened if they have opinions that differ from hers." Tweet This "Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed...
  • For Christine Blasey Ford, a Drastic Turn to a Quiet Life in Academia

    09/20/2018 9:53:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 19,2018 | By Elizabeth Williamson, Rebecca R. Ruiz, Emily Steel, Grace Ashford and Steve Ede
    The text message from Christine Blasey Ford this summer worried her college best friend, Catherine Piwowarski. Over their years of friendship — as roommates, bridesmaids and parents on opposite coasts — Dr. Blasey wanted to know, had she ever confided that she had been sexually assaulted in high school? No, Ms. Piwowarski said she texted back, she would have remembered that, and was everything O.K.? Dr. Blasey didn’t want to speak in detail quite yet, her friend recalled her responding. “I don’t know why she was asking that or what it ultimately meant or didn’t mean,” Ms. Piwowarski said in...
  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • Academia Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Racism’ for the Rest of Us

    08/10/2018 7:20:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/10/2018 | By ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
    A “descriptivist” is someone who studies how language is used. A “prescriptivist” is someone who tells other people how to use language correctly. And while these are often framed as opposing camps, they need not be: A thoughtful descriptivist realizes that strongly established usage patterns should generally be treated as rules by someone who wants to communicate effectively; a thoughtful prescriptivist realizes that the rules emerge from constantly evolving usage patterns. There’s a certain strain of prescriptivism, though, that merely seeks to impose rules on other people’s language, often on nothing more than one’s own say-so. Overwhelmingly, these folks are...
  • No, the World Doesn’t Need More Humanities PhDs

    08/10/2018 5:02:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 10, 2018 | Rob Jenkins
    In May, The Chronicle of Higher Education asked four academics from across the country to weigh in on the “adjunct crisis.” The results were predictable, with most of the blame directed at the usual suspects: bean-counting administrators, complacent, tenured faculty members, tight-fisted state legislators, and, of course, those evil Republicans. Solutions generally involved pressuring colleges and universities to fork over more money for tenure-track positions—irrespective of enrollment and at the expense of students and taxpayers. Here’s an idea that wasn’t considered: What if we awarded fewer PhDs? A scarcity of humanities PhDs, rather than a glut, would create more demand,...
  • Emails Reveal High School Teachers Plotting To Hide Their Political Bias From Parents

    08/07/2018 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | By Ilya Feoktistov
    he Left is abusing American high school education in its struggle to gain and retain political power. We only found out about this incident by accident. How many more? Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the “call for objectivity” in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs, and serve as “liberal propagandist[s]” for the cause of social justice. This informal pact was made in an exchange of emails among history teachers at Newton North High School, part of a very rich but academically...
  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...
  • Cornell denies student his Ph.D. – and may expel him – for allegedly defending professor (trunc)

    06/20/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 20, 2018 | Greg Piper
    Sexual harassment’ is omitting a middle initial in an author list You don’t have to be accused of sexual assault to face a Kafkaesque proceeding at Cornell University that could deprive you the benefits of seven years’ hard work and money. Not dissuaded by a third of its law school faculty going to court to force Cornell to follow its own Title IX rules, the Ivy League institution is now withholding a Ph.D. from a student for the crime of allegedly defending his professor.
  • Course claims ‘objectivity’ is a ‘white mythology’

    06/07/2018 7:02:35 AM PDT · by Maceman · 70 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/6/18 | Toni Airaksinen
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges is offering a course next year to teach students how “objectivity” and “meritocracy” function as “white mythologies.” “White Mythologies: Objectivity, Meritocracy, and Other Social Constructions” is a sophomore-level course taught by Kendralin Freeman and Jason Rodriguez, who are sociology and anthropology professors, respectively. "Students will explore how systematic logics that position ‘the West’ and ‘whiteness’ as the ideal manifest through such social constructions as objectivity, meritocracy, and race." “This course explores the history and ongoing manifestations of ‘white mythologies’—long-standing, often implicit views about the place of White, male, Euro-American subjects as the norm,” explains the...
  • The Deep State Is Real, And Much Bigger Than You Know

    05/20/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    I used to be a doubter who would cringe, just a little, at any mention of “the deep state.” I admit it, it all seemed a little far-fetched to me that there was this cabal of careerists conspiring from within the government to harm President Donald Trump when I first heard it. I never doubted there were individuals doing it, but a wide net of conspirators seemed like something out of a bad movie more than anything that could actually happen in the United States. I was wrong, very wrong, the deep state is real. But there is much more...
  • THE LIFE OF A BLACK PROFESSOR IN AMERICA-Prof. George Yancy says it’s an ugly nightmare. Is it?

    05/09/2018 5:19:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 9, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    White racism must be everywhere for the Racism-Industrial-Complex to function George Yancy is a black professor of philosophy at Emory University whose research interests are almost entirely racially-oriented. Recently, he published an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled, “The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America.”  In response to “Dear White America,” an op-ed that Yancy had published in The New York Times and in which he implored whites—all whites—to accept that they are “racist,” Yancy claims in his most recent editorial to have been besieged by emails, letters, and phone messages filled with “racist hatred.” ...
  • The Tenured Enemy in Our Midst

    05/07/2018 12:36:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | Mike Adams
    In 2007, I sat down for a brief interview with an FBI agent. While we sat in a coffee shop in Wilmington, North Carolina, I outlined the case against Professor Julio Pino of Kent State University. My accusations were serious but irrefutable: Julio Pino was an Islamic jihadist who was actively conspiring with other terrorists seeking to murder American troops and innocent civilians. The FBI eventually got Pino. Unfortunately, it took them eleven years during which Ohio taxpayers were forced to pay the salary of a man who was openly planning to wage war on his own country.When Pino finally...
  • college drops disciplinary charges against conservative student

    04/23/2018 3:42:29 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    barbwire ^ | 19 April, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Siena College has dropped charges against a student who posted hundreds of flyers to raise awareness of the hostility conservatives face from professors. Zachary Butler, a junior studying political science, told Campus Reform last week that he posted roughly 600 flyers depicting an email exchange in which a Siena College professor called conservative students “miserable” to work with. As Campus Reform reported, Professor Jenn McErlean sent an email on March 20 announcing that she quit her school’s committee on civil discourse because the thought of working with conservative students was “making me miserable.” Though Butler was not involved in the...