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  • House overturns school bake sale ban

    05/09/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/9/12 | Chris Cassidy
    State lawmakers overturned a controversial ban on school bake sales this afternoon after a fierce public outcry over school nutrition guidelines that also prohibited pizza, white bread and 2 percent milk. “That is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in my career,” state Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord), moments after the House unanimously voted to ease the statewide cupcake crackdown. “Talk about hitting the nerve of government reaching far into people’s lives.” State Rep. Brad Hill (R-Ipswich) offered the amendment, which leaves it up to local school committees whether to adopt the Department of Public Health rules, after hearing about an Ipswich...
  • Big Turn-Out for Cal Bake Sale

    09/27/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 | Lori Preuitt
    Bake sales don't normally get national attention.There was a big turn out for a very controversial bake sale on the Cal campus Tuesday. The Berkeley College Republicans' "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" kicked off right on schedule in Sproul Plaza at 10 a.m. The group announced the sale last week. They said it was designed to spark conversation about a bill that is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk that would allow California public universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in student admissions. The bill is SB185. Berkeley College Republicans posted the prices of its cookies according to race, gender...
  • UC Berkeley GOP student bake sale is mean-spirited

    09/27/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 62 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/27/11 | Chip Johnson
    I don't know about the political ethics or math skills of the UC Berkeley students who came up with the idea for an Increase Diversity Bake Sale, but they certainly know how to draw a crowd. The student Republican group that sponsored a race-based bake sale set to be held on the campus today must have been counting on raising more than just the cookie dough. There are few places in America more reactionary than a college campus, and among them, UC Berkeley is a leader. A bake sale flyer posted on Facebook last week linked the price of pastries...
  • Why the Berkeley College Republicans are Wrong

    09/26/2011 6:17:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 79 replies
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 9/26/11 | Thomas Lord
    The Berkeley College Republicans have taken a strong stance against a proposed law that would allow, among other things, race to be taken into consideration during the admissions process. They say on a Facebook event page: "The Berkeley College Republicans firmly believe measuring any admit's merit based on race is intrinsically racist." In this note I'll show that their belief is wrong. Not only is the use of race in admissions not intrinsically racist - the failure to consider race and other similar factors is intrinsically racist. This is not some subjective interpretation of histories of oppression. This is not...
  • UC Berkeley student senators respond to bake sale

    09/26/2011 9:33:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/26/11 | Nanette Asimov, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Berkeley student senators voted Sunday to condemn discriminatory behavior on campus - even if done in satire - in response to a Republican student group's plans for an "Increase Diversity Bake Sale," with pastries labeled according to race and gender. The 19-0 vote, with one absence, came during a special meeting of the Associated Students of the University of California, as the debate over affirmative action reignited in Berkeley. "Sure, it came off as discrimination," said Francisco Loayza IV, the treasurer of the Republican group, at Sunday's meeting. "People are being judged by their skin color (in affirmative action policies)....
  • Pay-by-race bake sale at Berkeley still on, student Republican group says

    09/26/2011 5:08:29 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 September 2011 | Holly Yan
    It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory. But the controversial "Increase Diversity Bake Sale" hosted by the Berkeley College Republicans is still on, the club's president said, despite "grossly misguided comments" and threats aimed toward supporters of the University of California Berkeley student group.During the sale, scheduled for Tuesday, baked goods will be sold to white men for $2, Asian men for $1.50, Latino men for $1, black men for $0.75 and Native American men for $0.25. All women will get $0.25 off those prices.The bake sale is meant to draw attention to pending legislation that...
  • The "Kids Meal Presidency": From WWOD to What CAN Obama Do?

    12/07/2010 6:08:07 AM PST · by suspects · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 7, 2010 | Michael Graham
    Two years ago, the wristband read WWOD? “What Would Obama Do?” Now it’s “What Can Obama Do?” Since his election, Barack Obama has gone from “global political Messiah” to “total White House mess.” It’s so bad that Obama-friendly reporter Mark Halperin in the Obama-friendly Time Magazine describes it this way: “Liberals believe he is an overcompromising wimp. The business community considers Obama ignorant about markets at best, a socialist at worst. . . The media, after aiding and abetting his ride to the White House, now see the president as incompetent and overwhelmed. The independents and Republicans who backed him...
  • Cookie monster! (Dopey politician calls cops to stop teen kids from selling home-made cup cakes)

    11/16/2010 5:10:33 PM PST · by WebFocus · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/16/2010 | Jennifer Bain and Leonard Greene
    This is the police. Step away from the cupcakes! A half-baked town-board member called the cops on a pair of pint-size entrepreneurs for selling their cookies and cupcakes in a Westchester park without a permit. "A lot of people go to eat lunch in the park," one of the bummed-out baker boys, Andrew DeMarchis (pictured), 13, of Chappaqua, told The Post yesterday. "So everybody bought dessert from us. When the cop first pulled up, I didn't know he was there for us. Then he walked up to us. I didn't know we needed a permit. I was more shocked than...
  • Busted: NY Politician Calls Cops on Kids’ Unlicensed Bake Sale

    11/15/2010 11:13:00 AM PST · by Falcon28 · 50 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2010 | Meredith Jessup
    Alert the authorities! Some kids in New York apparently think it’s still okay to engage in capitalistic ventures in America! Think again, kiddos: A politician in a New York suburb called police on two 13-year-old boys for selling cupcakes and other baked goods without a permit, according to a report Monday. The Journal News in Westchester County said the boys, Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff, had a brisk business selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies and Rice Krispie treats for $1 each in a Chappaqua park. However, New Castle [which includes Chappaqua] Councilman Michael Wolfensohn called the police after discovering the sale...
  • Cops Shut Down Child’s Bake Sale [Operating w/o license!]

    11/15/2010 10:14:02 AM PST · by freespirited · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Tood Starnes ^ | 11/15/10
    A New York lawmaker is under fire for calling the police on a pair of 13-year-olds selling homemade baked goods in a local park. Andrew DeMarchis and Kevin Graff were just trying to earn some pocket change by selling an assortment of cupcakes, brownies and Rice Krispies treats in a Chappaqua park. But the middle school entrepreneurs were shut down by local police at the request of New Castle Councilman Michael Wolfensohn. He called the cops because the boys were operating a business without a license, according to The Journal News. “The police offer was extremely pleasant,” Suzanne DeMarchis told...
  • Best of Rush Limbaugh: Dan's Bake Sale

    06/07/2010 4:27:06 PM PDT · by Ragnar1337 · 9 replies · 22+ views
    YouTube ^ | 6/7/10 | Jesse Smith
    Yah, there may be no live Rush right now, but there's always great archives to watch. For example, the Best of Rush, the famous, Dan's Bake Sale. Actual audio of Dan's call and videos from the famous bake sale. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k841nlsHC0M
  • Bake sales are banned in NY city schools

    10/05/2009 4:30:27 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 23 replies · 1,126+ views
    STLToday.com/NY Times ^ | 10/05/2009 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Bake sales are banned in NY city schools BY JENNIFER MEDINA NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK — There shall be no cupcakes. No chocolate cake and no carrot cake. According to New York City's latest regulations, not even zucchini bread makes the cut. Trying to limit how much sugar and fat students put in their bellies at school, the Education Department has effectively banned most bake sales, the lucrative if not quite healthy fundraising tool for generations of teams and clubs. The change is part of a new wellness policy...
  • Dan’s Bake Sale and Rush Limbaugh – 16 Years Ago Today

    05/22/2009 12:48:07 AM PDT · by Finny · 17 replies · 1,758+ views
    Finny's Mom
    Dan’s Bake Sale and Rush Limbaugh – 16 Years Ago Today ONLY Five Years After Rush’s Show Became Nationally Syndicated (1988) Letter from my Mother May 24, 1993 Fort Collins, Colorado Dear [Finny]: If there were liberals there, they were quiet as Republicans at Hyannisport. Dan’s Bake Sale. Fort Collins, Colorado, Old Town Square. May 22, 1993. Tens of thousands of Rush listeners were there, from all over the U.S. and the world. Local newspaper headlines proclaim 20,000-plus. No way – the number had to have been double or triple. They started arriving in the Ft. Collins area as early...
  • Dept. of Agriculture stops fish fry pie sales

    03/15/2009 10:27:50 AM PDT · by Glenn · 72 replies · 3,127+ views
    Beaver County (PA) Times Online ^ | 03/13/2009 | By Larissa Theodore
    ROCHESTER TWP. — Louis Slima looked over the apple, cherry and blueberry pies lining the dessert table at St. Cecilia’s Friday fish fry, trying to pick the best one. The trouble was, Slima, 60, of New Sewickley Township, wanted homemade raisin pie, which for years has been one of his favorites at the event. “This is the only time of year that I get them, during the Lenten season,” Slima said. Not anymore. On Feb. 27, a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspector stopped for an annual inspection at St. Cecilia’s kitchen in Rochester Township. The kitchen was spotless. But across...
  • Men pay more

    11/10/2007 1:45:42 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 85 replies · 136+ views
    The Daily Aztec ^ | 11-7-07 | Justin Lafferty
    NOW @ SDSU's bake sale charges men more for the same goods Imagine going to McDonald's and hearing that, because you're a white male, you pay full price for a Big Mac. Meanwhile, the girl behind you pays three-quarters of the total amount for the same thing. NOW (National Organization for Women) @ SDSU brought that reality to San Diego State yesterday at the Aztec Center by holding a pay equity bake sale. The prices for cookies reflected the difference of pay between genders and races. "It's just to raise awareness," NOW @ SDSU Co-President Amanda Whitehead said. "A lot...
  • New Orleans to Sell Flooded Buses on EBay

    03/28/2006 7:31:36 PM PST · by Pikamax · 87 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP ^ | 03/28/06 | Ap
    Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay. Some submerged to their roofs in the black flood waters, the yellow school buses were widely photographed in the days after Hurricane Katrina and have become an icon of the city's devastated school system. School officials acknowledge the sale of the buses on the Internet auction site may puzzle some people used to more traditional school fundraisers like bake sales. "There's no shame in it. Not one bit," said school board president Phyllis Landrieu. "This is...
  • Update: DePaul Censures Anti-Affirmative Action Group

    02/26/2006 8:50:37 PM PST · by rmlew · 19 replies · 865+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 23, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    (CNSNews.com) -A conservative student group has been acquitted of a charge that it violated DePaul University's anti-harassment policy when it conducted a protest against affirmative action, the school announced Monday. However, the DePaul Conservative Alliance (DCA) was found guilty of violating the Code of Student Responsibility and censured. In January, the DCA held an "affirmative action bake sale" to mock affirmative action policies in higher education. The protests, which have occurred on other college and university campuses, involve white and Asian students being charged more for baked goods than blacks and Hispanics. The mock bake sales are designed to criticize...
  • Study Links Bake Sales, Weight Problems

    12/06/2005 12:16:13 PM PST · by Serb5150 · 26 replies · 416+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/05/05 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS - Schools that run bake sales and let teachers reward students with candy risk having more overweight pupils, a study in Minneapolis suggests. That offers some vindication to the schools across the country that have cracked down on cupcakes and cookies on campus. Lead author Martha Kubik, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, acknowledged her research doesn't prove that such food practices contribute to adolescent obesity, but there does seem to be a connection. "I think we all have to step back and look at what we're doing to contribute to practices that might not support children...
  • Bake sale brings probation at GVSU

    04/14/2005 10:48:09 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 28 replies · 1,211+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | April 14, 2005 | Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
    A cupcake sale intended as a satirical jab at affirmative action has resulted in probation for the College Republicans at Grand Valley State University. The Student Organization Review Board notified the group Wednesday its March 21 "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" violated a university rule that requires financial transactions to be nondiscriminatory. During the sale, three members of the group -- who have resigned -- applied affirmative action principles to cupcake pricing. The students offered the treats for $2 for white men, 75 cents for blacks and white women, 50 cents for Asians and Hispanics, and 5 cents for American Indians....
  • Baking Up a Controversy

    04/12/2005 8:14:49 AM PDT · by Austin Willard Wright · 13 replies · 746+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2055 | John Leo
    The enemies of campus bake sales are at it again, inflaming one another over the dire threat of cupcakes and cookies sold at different prices to whites, minorities, and women. The sales are political parody, of course, poking fun at affirmative action policies and trying to get a debate going. Campus orthodoxy holds that such policies are sacred and that any dissent, even in the form of satirical cookie prices, is illegitimate and deserving of suppression. When members of a Republican club staged a bake sale March 21 at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., several students said they...
  • College Republican leaders ousted over bake sale

    04/07/2005 11:06:24 AM PDT · by KidGlock · 148 replies · 3,512+ views
    College Republican leaders ousted over bake sale Thursday, April 07, 2005 By Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood The Grand Rapids Press ALLENDALE -- Kyle Rausch started the day Monday as president of the Grand Valley State University College Republicans. By day's end, he had denounced the Republican party and was considering law school as an alternative to public office. "My political career is pretty much shot," said the 19-year-old political science major who spearheaded last month's controversial bake sale, sponsored by the College Republicans. Advertisement At the club's meeting Monday, Rausch, of Adrian, club vice president Paul Leitelt, and treasurer Matt Blondke were...
  • Affirmative Action bake sale stirs protest

    04/01/2005 9:02:03 AM PST · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    ASU Web Devil ^ | 3/30/05 | Michael Famiglietti
    Tensions rose in front of the Memorial Union on Tuesday over an affirmative action bake sale that sold cookies at prices determined by the buyer's race. ASU's College Republicans set up the bake sale to protest affirmative action. It sold cookies, Zingers and Twinkies to white males for $1, to white women for 75 cents, to Asians and Pacific Islanders for $1.25, to black and Hispanic males for 50 cents and to black and Hispanic women for 25 cents. Jared Sandella, president of the club, said he knew some people wouldn't agree with the club's position, but both white and...
  • Offended students find GOP bake sale tasteless - School threatens discipline

    03/25/2005 9:37:10 AM PST · by KidGlock · 55 replies · 2,031+ views
    Offended students find GOP bake sale tasteless Friday, March 25, 2005 By Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood and Barton Deiters The Grand Rapids Press ALLENDALE --A white guy could buy a cupcake for $2 from the College Republicans' bake sale this week at Grand Valley State University. But prices dropped dramatically for other customers, based on race and gender. The student group was willing to let the sweet treats go for 75 cents to blacks and white women, while it charged Asians and Hispanics 50 cents. The price for American Indians? Just a nickel. The point, said organizer Kyle Rausch, was to challenge...
  • Young Conservatives Make Strides In NC

    02/15/2005 7:33:34 PM PST · by UnionCountyYoungRepublican · 23 replies · 1,208+ views
    2/15/2005 | UnionCountyYoungRepublican
    I think that the day of the young conservative has definitely arrived, especially in the Tarheel State, and that can spell certain panic for the leftists in North Carolina. Today, the College Republicans of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte held a "affirmative action bake sale", in which cookies were sold based on sex and race. For a white male, a cookie cost $5, whereas a black female paid $1.25. According to the president of the club, this was merely showing that labeling and filling a "quota", even after the civil rights movement, were still the norm. I firmly...
  • Where’s the Yeast?

    07/14/2004 2:47:05 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 583+ views
    NRO ^ | 7/14/04 | Eliana Johnson
    During an overheated speech before an adoring MoveOn crowd, Al Gore told a story perfectly calculated to laud the troops while lambasting the president. While "there was a high level of competence on the part of our soldiers," it was lamentable that "their families have to hold bake sales to buy discarded Kevlar vests to stuff into the floorboards of the Humvees! Bake sales for body armor." In the same vein, John Kerry assured Americans that "as president, I will see to it that we don't have to have bake sales...to supply the troops of the United States of America."...
  • Half-Baked (Freeper Doctor Raoul makes the NY Observer)

    04/29/2004 3:10:43 PM PDT · by abner · 45 replies · 539+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 4/26/04 | George Gurley
    If you click on the link, you will get the cached page. Here is the snippet of the article from The Observer. Half-Baked The two goals of a bake sale benefiting the left-wing grassroots organization MoveOn.org on the afternoon of April 17 were to "bake back the White House" (in other words, regime change) and to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest bake sale ever. Three hours into it, a line was still stretching around the block from Teany, Moby’s vegan café on the Lower East Side, and by the time it was over,...
  • Bake Sale Bandits (Free Republic mentioned)

    04/22/2004 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Angelwood · 8 replies · 464+ views
    Human Events Online - Capital Briefs ^ | Tuesday, April 20, 2004
    Bake Sale Bandits: On April 17 in Washington, in a humorous attempt to combat nationwide MoveOn.org bake sales in support of John Kerry, Kristinn Taylor of the D.C. chapter of Free Republic organized a different kind of bake sale. While MoveOn.org portrayed Kerry as a "man of the people," Taylor's "Viet Cong Vets for Kerry" sale informed the public about Kerry's betrayal of Americans during the Vietnam War. The group gave away items including Jane Fonda nut cakes and Kerry waffles. But Taylor's sale was short-lived since the small card table was situated outside of Kerry's national campaign headquarters. Kerry's...
  • THE HILL: Police half-baked in Kerry protest? (DC Chapter anti-Kerry Bake Sale)

    04/21/2004 10:02:11 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 31 replies · 265+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2004 | Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour
    Police told a group of conservatives affiliated with FreeRepublic.com to cease a mock bake sale they held in front of John Kerry’s D.C. campaign headquarters last weekend. The small, pro-Bush rally was held to counter MoveOn.org’s “Bake Back the White House” bake sale last weekend, which the liberal organization claims brought in $250,000 from 1,000 bake sales around the country. The proceeds will help fund anti-Bush ads. Kristinn Taylor, who helped organize the FreeRepublic gathering, said since the law prohibits a group like MoveOn from “co-ordinating” with the Kerry effort, it couldn’t hold a bake sale in front of headquarters....
  • FMLA [Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance] plans to march on D.C.

    04/20/2004 3:32:12 PM PDT · by mwyounce · 6 replies · 309+ views
    For one campus organization, an April 25 march on Washington, D.C. is a way for their voices to be heard about women’s rights issues. The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance has been raising money this semester to attend the March for Women’s Lives. The group has sponsored bake sales where they’ve sold baked goods and vagina suckers, and also buttons with sayings like “feminist,” and “until the violence stops.” The group will also be raising money during a garage sale on Saturday at 207 South 30th Ave. from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group has so far raised enough money...
  • Did The MoveOn Sales Collect and Turn In Local and State Sales Taxes? (Not Paying Fair Share?)

    04/17/2004 9:36:15 PM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 17 replies · 242+ views
    Go to MoveOn.org and locate the Bake Sale uin your town. Call your town clerk and see if they have turned in the applicable taxes on their sales. Ditto for the state. MOveOn may be federally tax exempt (don't know), but it sure as hell isn't exempt from state and local taxes. Now there people claim that the rich aren't paying their fare share of taxes, so here's the issue, did they pay ANY TAX on this weekend's sales? Gorment hypocrites, blue ribbon phoneys.
  • Politics: MoveOn organizes national bake sales to raise money against Bush

    04/17/2004 8:42:19 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 19 replies · 285+ views
    AP ^ | 4-17-04
    San Francisco-AP -- The Democratic-leaning, Internet-based political group MoveOn has gone very low-tech to raise funds. MoveOn says it has held at least one-thousand bake sales across the U-S. The funds will be used to fund efforts to defeat President Bush. Treats for sale included "Beat Bush Brownies" and "No CARB Meringues" -- that's "CARB" as in "Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Bush." An activist in California served "Bush Im-peach-ment Pie" and "Karamels for Kerry." A MoveOn spokesman says "Bake Back the White House" was a way to engage people who have signed an online petitions "but haven't done anything in their...
  • Kerry National Headquarters Sics Cops on Freepers, Kristinn to Be On Fox News - On Now

    04/17/2004 12:03:06 PM PDT · by L_Von_Mises · 280 replies · 2,762+ views
    D.C. Chapter of FR ^ | 4/17/04 | L_von_Mises
    The DC Chapter of Free Republic set up a Viet-Cong Vets for Kerry bake sale in front of Democrat Presidential candidate John Kerry's national headquarters in Washington DC this afternoon. The Kerry campaign responded by calling the D.C. police to shut down the bake sale. When the D.C. police arrived they ordered the DC Chapter to shut down the protest in 15 minutes or they would ticket them for occupying a public space without a permit. At that point the police would then disperse them themselves. Due to the short notice, and the fact that it would be a small...
  • D.C. Chapter to Hold 'Viet Cong Vets for Kerry' Bake Sale this Saturday, 4/17/04

    04/15/2004 5:23:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 117 replies · 1,949+ views
    D.C. Chapter ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2004 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us this Saturday for our Viet Cong Vets for Kerry bake sale outside Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry's national campaign headquarters.As a spoof of MoveOnPac's nationwide Kerry bake sales being held on Saturday to 'prove John Kerry is a man of the people,' the D.C. Chapter will be holding our own bake sale to inform the public about Kerry's betrayal of his fellow American servicemen during the Vietnam War.Items being offered at the Viet Cong Vets for Kerry bake sale will include: Three Scratches...
  • Cookies For A Cause

    03/23/2004 2:15:38 AM PST · by thepackn83 · 18 replies · 405+ views
    The News and Record ^ | 3-23-04 | John Newsom
    The College Republicans use a bake sale to make their point.
  • Bake Sale a Success

    03/19/2004 11:09:04 PM PST · by Raymann · 19 replies · 321+ views
    Well we had our bake sale today and I'm happy to say it was a success. Our stand was right were most students passed by to go to eat so many of the students here (Univ. of Rochester) were exposed to out message. I'm also happy to say there was no violence and we were not threatened in any way, in fact my throat is hoarse now from all the debate we had. We where there for about four and a half hours but we didn't make much money but of course that really wasn't the point (as far was...
  • Bake Sale This Friday!

    03/16/2004 8:39:23 PM PST · by Raymann · 9 replies · 449+ views
    The University of Rochester College Republicans are finally having their AA Bake Sale this Fri the 19th. For any of you in the area, it'll be at 12:00 at the entrance of Wilson Commons. We'll be selling a few different kinds of cookies although that is obviously not the point. Prices start at $1.50 for Asians, a $1.00 for whites and so on (we're still working on that though). We're keeping this as low key as possible until we start as we don't want the liberal groups on campus to have a prepared protest. The location is right where most...
  • ACTION ALERT: Protest at William and Mary

    03/14/2004 11:41:42 AM PST · by SoL- Samuel Adams · 3 replies · 388+ views
    After the administration shut down an affirmative action bake sale put on by a libertarian group on campus, the liberals rallied around a pro-affirmative action 'forum' headed by sociologists and no opposition voices. VP for Student Affairs Sam Sadler stated that he would work to create a balanced forum to discuss affirmative action this semester. Instead, this is what we get: another indoctrination with only the liberals having their say. Press release by W&M: http://web.wm.edu/news/index.php?id=3458 In the interest of thwarting liberal bias, are there any freepers who can make come here this Thursday, March 18 at 7 pm to protest...
  • Academic Censorship

    02/12/2004 8:05:10 AM PST · by Davis · 2 replies · 382+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | February 12, 2004 | Trentino
    Whoopee! "Repressive speech policies" of American colleges, John Leo assures us, "are under heavy pressure and starting to break down." Authorities at Utah State University actually permitted a debate on race based admission to take place on campus. And golly gee, at Thomas Jefferson's alma mater, William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia, after first cavalierly refusing a permit and thus provoking shrieks of protest, one Timothy J. Sullivan, the president of that institution, did allow a group styling itself "Sons of Liberty," to hold an affirmative action bake sale. For pure smarm, his press release takes the cake. What I...
  • Need some help for a bake sale

    02/10/2004 8:03:09 PM PST · by Raymann · 63 replies · 415+ views
    The Univ. of Rochester's College Republicans, of which I'm a member, have decided to hold an affirmative action bake sale in a few weeks. Now I support this, even more so because I'm black but what I don't want is for this to turn ugly. My usual way for dealing with confrontations with crazed liberals is to get up in their face but I'm doing the protesting this time so thats not an option unless they force it. Also, as the only Black Republican there, I'm going to get most of the attention. I can hold my own for any...
  • Columbia College Conservative Club to Hold an "Affirmative Action Bake Sale" on February 5th.

    02/04/2004 10:36:43 PM PST · by rmlew · 35 replies · 435+ views
    The Columbia College Conservative Club ^ | February 4, 2002 | Ron Lewenberg
    For Immediate Release NEW YORK, NY -- February 4, 2004 On February 5, 2004 the Columbia College Conservative Club (CCCC) will hold an affirmative action bake sale from 12 to 1. This bake sale is not a fundraiser; it is a practical satire of race-based preference policies. It is not intended to demean or offend anyone, but to teach by analogy. If it is offensive for some that a person of a particular race should purchase junk food for less than a member of another group, is it less racist for members of one group to be admitted with fewer...
  • BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS: 'Affirmative-action bake sale' restored

    02/03/2004 12:12:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 369+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2004
    BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS'Affirmative-action bake sale' restored But college officials call parody 'inexcusably hurtful,' 'abusive' Posted: February 3, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com A student group at the College of William & Mary fought successfully for restoration of their "affirmative-action bake sale," a satirical event designed to show harmful effects of race-based admission policies. Around the nation, a number of similar protests by conservative campus groups have been shut down after raising the ire of school officials and some students. At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, for example, a bake sale was shut down after the Young Conservatives of Texas posted a...
  • William and Mary Finally Allows Second Bake Sale, but still Distorts and Disregards Truth

    02/02/2004 2:10:51 PM PST · by WilliamAndMary · 19 replies · 1,702+ views
    Victory for Free Speech at William & Mary WILLIAMSBURG, VA— After pressure from and public exposure by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the College of William & Mary (W&M) has reversed course and allowed an "affirmative action bake sale" to proceed without interference. A student group, the Sons of Liberty, saw its satirical protest unlawfully halted by W&M in November; it was one of many such protests nationwide that were shut down on campuses this past fall. While W&M allowed the group's bake sale to proceed without incident this time, W&M President Timothy J. Sullivan issued a...
  • William and Mary Allows 2nd Bake Sale- Cites Technicality

    01/27/2004 8:47:32 PM PST · by maluka23 · 31 replies · 721+ views
    College of William and Mary Website ^ | 1/27/04 | Timothy Sullivan
    William and Mary is strongly committed to freedom of expression under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. For that reason, the College has approved the request of a student group calling itself the Sons of Liberty to conduct a protest against affirmative action in the University Center. A similar event, held last semester, did not meet the administrative requirements we routinely impose on such activities. The application for Tuesday’s event did. The right to freedom of expression belongs to every member of this community, including the President. I am exercising that right by writing this letter. Members of...
  • FIRE fights against conservative discrimination at College of William and Mary

    01/21/2004 7:47:18 PM PST · by WilliamAndMary · 19 replies · 718+ views
    An Open Letter to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary December 18, 2003 Dear Board of Visitors: The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) unites leaders in the fields of civil rights and civil liberties, scholars, journalists, and public intellectuals across the political and ideological spectrum on behalf of liberty, freedom of religion, academic freedom, legal equality, due process, and—at the College of William & Mary—freedom of speech and expression on America's college campuses. Our website, www.thefire.org, will give you a greater sense of our identity and activities. You may already be aware of...
  • College Bake Sales Spark Conflict

    12/24/2003 11:46:33 AM PST · by winner3000 · 27 replies · 241+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/24/03 | MELANTHIA MITCHELL
    SEATTLE - Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord — and complaints about restrictions on free speech. Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them. Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend. "It's a good example of what affirmative action does, judging people based on race," said Jason Chambers, president of the University of Washington College Republicans, which held a sale in October that shut down when some...
  • College bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action spark conflict

    12/24/2003 6:46:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 355+ views
    College bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action spark conflict By MELANTHIA MITCHELL The Associated Press 12/24/2003, 7:13 a.m. ET SEATTLE (AP) — Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord — and complaints about restrictions on free speech. Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them. Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend. "It's a good example of what affirmative action does, judging people based on race," said...
  • College Bake Sales Spark Conflict

    12/24/2003 6:58:35 AM PST · by schaketo · 5 replies · 302+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | December 24, 2003 | Melanthia Mitchell, AP Writer
    SEATTLE - Campus bake sales by conservatives who oppose affirmative-action are cooking up discord — and complaints about restrictions on free speech. Organizers charge white students $1 for a cookie, while blacks and other minorities pay 25 to 95 cents. Doughnuts are available for 50 cents to everyone except Asian Americans and whites, who cannot purchase them. Unfair? So is affirmative action, organizers contend. "It's a good example of what affirmative action does, judging people based on race," said Jason Chambers, president of the University of Washington College Republicans, which held a sale in October that shut down when some...
  • Watchdog group ponders college suits(in support of AA bake sales)

    12/12/2003 7:31:25 AM PST · by Fun Bob · 2 replies · 202+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2003 | Jon Ward
    <p>An education watchdog group is charging several colleges around the country with silencing free speech after shutting down bake sales and is considering legal action.</p> <p>The "affirmative action bake sales," held by Republican and libertarian groups are modeled after "wage gap" bake sales held by student feminist groups, have sold cookies and brownies at different prices depending on student's race and sex to protest college policies that determine admissions based on such factors.</p>
  • Conservatives Beat Aggies(Texas A&M)?

    12/02/2003 8:07:06 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 95 replies · 5,215+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | 12-01-03 | Best of the Web
    The Texas A&M football team has just finished a dreadful season, going 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the Big 12 conference, including a 77-0 humiliation at the University of Oklahoma. Texas A&M's athletic director, Bill Byrne, has a novel theory as to why his school is suffering athletically. He blames the Young Conservatives of Texas A&M, a student group, which held one of those "affirmative action bake sales": "Free speech is not an issue for me, and differing political beliefs are not an issue for me, because I believe that reasonable people can disagree. But I'm disappointed over the national...
  • Conservative Texas Student Group Holds 'Affirmative Action' Bake Sale

    11/19/2003 4:55:00 AM PST · by kattracks · 4 replies · 294+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 11/19/03 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) - A conservative Texas student group is planning an "affirmative action" bake sale and pledge drive Wednesday to protest the creation of a new position addressing diversity at Texas A&M University. The group is opposed to the new vice president of institutional assessment and diversity position at the university. Dr. James A. Anderson will assume this post on Nov. 19. The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) held a similar bake sale in September at Southern Methodist University, but university administrators shut it down. "We hope our affirmative action bake sale and pledge drive will show the students of...