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  • Chauncey DeVega and Nikki Giovanni are Part of a Vast Black Conspiracy to Take Your(ultra barf)

    10/09/2012 2:29:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 6 October, 2012 | Chauncey DeVega
    I have an alert set in Google that sends me an email whenever my name is mentioned somewhere on these Internets. Little did I know that I was part of a vast conspiracy to take away white people's guns, and also to deny said firearms to poor African-Americans. In a dark corner of the gun nut Right-wing blogosphere, I have been elevated to the level of Nikki Giovanni (god, I wish I had 1/100th of her talent or success). I am also apparently an "intellectual" (I wish), a well-funded operative of the Left (I wish I had those duckets), and...
  • VA Tech professor touts radical new advance in weapons technology

    10/06/2012 5:11:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 October, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    The self-described "progressive" Democracy Now! news program recently interviewed Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni, who taught a class in which VA Tech mass murderer Seung-Hui Cho was (briefly) a student, before she demanded that he leave the class. In the interview, Professor Giovanni advanced some rather startling notions about guns: "I think that guns are not one of our good ideas. I read the Constitution, and I didn’t see anything that said that any fool that wants a gun should have one. What did I miss?" Well, one thing she seems to have missed is that the Constitution does not...
  • Lone Bomber, Not Mafia, Sought for Italy School Attack

    05/21/2012 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sun May 20, 2012 3:31pm EDT | By James Mackenzie
    SNIPPET: "Dinapoli said police already had a facial composite picture of the suspect they believe was behind the attack which killed 16-year-old Melissa Bassi." SNIPPET: "He said investigators had acquired "significant" video evidence that suggested one man had set off the device which exploded as pupils were getting off a bus for the start of lessons on Saturday morning. The footage showed a man of about 50-55 years of age activating a remote control to detonate a rudimentary bomb made of three gas canisters hidden in a container outside the school gates, he said."
  • Poet gives voice to VA Tech's grief (Nikki Giovanni's profane rants)

    05/09/2007 9:32:08 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 35 replies · 1,235+ views
    The (Albany, NY) Times Union ^ | April 20, 2007 | Marc Parry
    ALBANY -- A renowned poet who taught the Virginia Tech killer found his presence so intimidating it felt like he was "controlling my classroom," the professor said in an interview. . . . The evening wasn't all solemn, though. Giovanni's often profane jokes about men, Jesus, and especially the Bush administration kept the crowd in stitches, though most of them can't be printed in a family newspaper. And from this article:But it wasn't what the celebrated poet said about the massacre that provoked one of the loudest reactions from her audience of University at Albany students Thursday. What really got...
  • Killer Cho's Troubling English Courses At VT:Prof Called Christian Republican Ken Blackwell A SOB

    04/20/2007 6:17:09 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 26 replies · 2,337+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/20/2007 | JoeClarke.Net
    Killer Cho at Virginia Tech is, of course responsible for the rampage that scourged the college this past week. We can spend time for the rest of eternity attempting to dissect his psyche. What provoked him? Why did he fall into the cracks? Why was he constantly excused by the school for aberrant and even criminal behavior? What were his parents like? Were his plays inspired by Quinton Farrentino who probably dipped his pen into blood to write those monstrous screenplays such as Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction? What does Ismail Ax mean? Let Nancy Grace decipher his modus operandi,...
  • What Cho Learned at Virgina Tech

    04/20/2007 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 65 replies · 1,840+ views
    Virginia Tech Website ^ | April 17, 2007 | Nikki Giovanni
    We are Virginia Tech We are sad today We will be sad for quite a while We are not moving on We are embracing our mourning We are Virginia Tech We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly We are brave enough to bend to cry And we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again We are Virginia Tech We do not understand this tragedy We know we did nothing to deserve it But neither does a child in Africa Dying of AIDS Neither do the Invisible Children Walking the night away to avoid being captured by...
  • Professor Had Expelled Gunman From Class

    04/18/2007 10:26:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Apr 18 | ALLEN G. BREED
    Nearly two years earlier,( Nikki ) Giovanni had stood up to Cho Seung-Hui ... He wore sunglasses to class and pulled his maroon knit cap down low over his forehead. When she tried to get him to participate in class discussion, his answer was silence. "Sometimes, students try to intimidate you," ... "And I just assumed that he was trying to assert himself." But then female students began complaining about Cho. About five weeks into the semester, students told Giovanni that Cho was taking photographs of their legs and knees under the desks with his cell phone. She told him...
  • Nikki Giovanni Changes Her Tune

    04/18/2007 11:20:25 AM PDT · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 126 replies · 4,152+ views
    4/18/07 | KIDD
    Nikki Giovanni's Moving Speech from Today's Service Tuesday, April 17, 2007WSLS NewsChannel 10     Students feared gunman for 18 months Wednesday, April 18, 2007This is London             We are Virginia Tech. We are sad today and we will be sad for quite awhile. We are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech. We are strong enough to know when to cry and sad enough to know we must laugh again. We are Virginia Tech. We do not understand this tragedy. We know we did not deserve it but neither does a child...
  • Nikki Giovanni's Speech at VA Tech Convocation

    04/17/2007 5:52:13 PM PDT · by subbob · 208 replies · 12,343+ views
    WSLS NewsChannel 10 ^ | 17 April 2007 | WSLS NewsChannel 10
    “We are Virginia Tech. We are sad today and we will be sad for quite awhile. WE are not moving on, we are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech. We are strong enough to know when to cry and sad enough to know we must laugh again. We are Virginia Tech. We do not understand this tragedy. We know we did not deserve it but neither does a child in Africa dying of AIDS, but neither do the invisible children walking the night to avoid being captured by a rogue army. Neither does the baby elephant watching his community...