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  • Coed Dorms, Coed Floors — Now, Coed Rooms

    12/03/2007 7:41:43 AM PST · by Incorrigible · 274 replies · 3,234+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 12/2/2007 | Rebecca James
    Coed Dorms, Coed Floors — Now, Coed Rooms By REBECCA JAMES   From left, Brienna Dees, Pat Vescio, Kayla Capponi and Alexia Martinez often hang out together in Capponi's dorm room at the State University of New York at Oswego. Martinez is a sophomore, the other three are freshmen. (Photo by John Berry)     A new wave of coed housing that allows men and women to share rooms is hitting campuses around the country, and Cornell University senior Vince Hartman thinks it's about time."A lot of students are over the age of 18 and they have friends that are...
  • Colo. case prompts academic freedom talk at Cornell (Ithaca defends Ward Churchill)

    02/10/2007 7:58:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies · 721+ views Local Network ^ | 2007-02-10 10:03 AM
    ITHACA NY--A small group of students and professors gathered this week in A.D. White House at Cornell University to discuss the maelstrom that has erupted over Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado who has been subject to academic review and public scrutiny for his comments on the victims of the World Trade Center attacks. The statements, posted to a blog a day after the attacks and expanded into an essay in 2003, refer to the office workers in the Twin Towers as “little Eichmanns” and called into question the presumption of their innocence. “True...
  • Ithaca Protesters pick time over fine

    05/29/2003 4:13:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 367+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Thursday, May 29, 2003 | By DIANA LaMATTINA
    <p>ITHACA-- Three anti-war demonstrators chose to spend six days in Tompkins County jail instead of paying a fine for trespassing during a die-in at a military recruitment station.</p> <p>Daniel Burns, Peter Demott and Clare Grady were sent to jail by Town of Lansing Judge John Howell Wednesday. At the court appearance, the three indicated they would not pay the imposed $100 fine.</p>
  • Ithaca City Hall's American flag vandalized

    05/24/2003 8:53:51 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 273+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, May 24, 2003 | By DIANA LaMATTINA
    <p>ITHACA NY-- An American flag on the roof of City Hall was replaced after graffiti was sprayed onto it Thursday night, Ithaca Police said.</p> <p>A symbol made in orange paint appeared on the American flag as well as several other structures in the city, Deputy Chief Lauren Signer said Friday.</p>
  • Ithaca is Gorges In Rear-View Mirror:tribute to the most God-forsaken hell-hole in America

    05/08/2003 10:26:34 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 78 replies · 1,115+ views
    Cornell Review ^ | 5/1/2003 | G. Quentin Mull
    The only obvious difference between Ithaca and a bucket of scum is that a bucket of scum does not siphon off millions of dollars in taxpayers’ money every year. Finding this entire area completely devoid of virtue, your writer feels the need to highlight the reasons for his glee at soon gettin’ outta Dodge: Ithaca, hidden in its secluded (and deluded) little corner of New York, is a world of idealism run amuck. This is a town in which a million dollars were spent to make up “Ithaca Hours”—a communist’s dream—a currency in which one hour of one’s labour (no...
  • Mallard Fillmore: Ithaca resident complains about attacks on French

    05/06/2003 11:59:39 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies · 268+ views
    Mallard reads a letter from a reader: "Stop making from of the French. After all, they helped us out in the revolutionary war, signed 'Indignant in Ithaca.'"I wonder if this means he heard about the Ithaca Frenchfest?Ithaca is the City of Evil.

    04/30/2003 7:35:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 11 replies · 264+ views
    WHCU ITHACA ^ | April 30, 2003
  • Local uses gem essences to aid variety of problems (Ithaca New Age Wacko Alert)

    04/29/2003 3:41:06 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 373+ views
    <p>SIMON WHEELER/Journal Staff Susan Weiner keeps a stone layout with a rainbow obsidian sphere surrounded by various types of quartz, aquamarine, amethyst and cacoxenite on the ledge between her kitchen and the stairs of her Trumansburg apartment. Weiner displays the stones for the energy they send out to the planet and to those who live on it.</p>
  • Ithaca: America’s Most Embarrassing City?

    04/28/2003 1:25:21 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies · 362+ views | ^ | April 28, 2003 | By Jamie Weinstein
    In some circles the mere utterance of the terms “France” or “Chirac” are enough to elicit a contemptuous chuckle. A couple of weeks ago I went to a conference in Washington, D.C. put on by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobby that supports a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. The main event of the conference was a huge dinner attended by all types of dignitaries. While listening to AIPAC officials announce all the big shots at the event—over half of the Senate and the House attended—they mentioned the French Ambassador to the United States. Of the several hundred...
  • Increased parking charge irks Ithaca High School students(welcome to the city of evil, kids)

    04/28/2003 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 51 replies · 479+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, April 26, 2003 | By ANNE JU
    <p>ITHACA -- Ithaca High School students who drive to school are upset about having to pay a high parking fee next year.</p> <p>But, according to school officials, the money generated will help pay for things that will benefit all students.</p>
  • Study: Ithaca Solar Panels in dark

    04/20/2003 9:11:45 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 248+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, April 19, 2003 | By DAN HIGGINS and LAUREN BISHOP
    <p>ITHACA -- Central New York is not known for an abundance of sunshine, especially during the winter, when the dominant tone of the weather is steel-gray with low hanging clouds.</p> <p>It's a difficult environment for solar energy panels, such as the ones that adorn the roof of the Tompkins County Public Library.</p>
  • "Ithaca College Faculty 94% Liberal, and Think It's OK"

    04/18/2003 2:33:50 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 35 replies · 313+ views
    ChronWatch, Striving for Balance in the News ^ | Friday, April 18, 2003 | Posted by the ChronWatch Founder, Jim Sparkman
    The college profs just keep on with their dominance of Nutwatch. This time, it's Ithaca College of New York. (I'm glad my kids are out of college, and do not have to face this.) The article is from and was written by Katie Maslanka. With liberals diversity is 'the king', in everything except ideology. Note how the liberal profs defend the huge disparity. A recent analysis of political diversity at Ithaca College revealed that out of 125 professors in 14 departments, an overwhelming majority — 93.6 percent — are registered as Democrats or Greens. Only 6.4 percent are registered...
  • Fox News Publicizes Study Finding 93.6% Democrats/Greens in Ithaca College Faculty

    04/18/2003 5:22:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 316+ views
    Carping about the excesses of clueless crybabies since the turn of the century. Tongue Tied at April 17, 2003 Surprise Surprise A survey of political diversity at Ithaca College in New York found that of 125 professors who registered to vote at the college 93.6 percent did so as Democrats or Greens, reports the Ithacan. According to the study, sponsored by student Republicans and the local Republican party, only eight of the 125 professors on campus who registered with a political affiliation in the county describe themselves as Republican or Conservatives. Asma Barlas, an associate professor of politics, says...
  • Not a crisis, but it's close enough (Ithaca pot holes and anti-war whackos)

    04/17/2003 10:15:27 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 202+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Thursday, April 17, 2003 | By MICHAEL SERINO
    I opened the newspaper Monday morning to be greeted by a headline announcing that "Potholes a problem but not a crisis." This was certainly welcome news. Because driving around Ithaca during the past few weeks, I had been forming the opinion that our local potholes had already worked their way through the "annoyance," "nuisance," "problem," "pestilence" and "plague" categories, and were certain to be elevated to "crisis" status at any moment. My peace of mind, unfortunately, was short-lived. I began reading the story, only to learn that the problematic potholes in question adorned our county roads, not our city streets....
  • Ex-Cornell employee sentenced for child porn (Ithaca is the City of Evil)

    04/17/2003 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 133+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Thursday, April 17, 2003
    <p>ITHACA -- A former employee of Cornell University's office of information technology was sentenced to probation and a fine for having child pornography on campus computers.</p> <p>Robert E. Mosher, 36, of 3 Garfield St. in Cortland, was sentenced Monday in Ithaca Town Court to three years of probation and a fine of $500. He was represented by attorney Berry Francisco, who did not return phone calls Wednesday.</p>
  • Another Voice (criticism of hypocritical peace protesters in Ithaca)

    04/17/2003 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 4 replies · 239+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | 4/17/03 | By MICHAEL SERINO
    Last week I wrote a column that set out to have some fun with the antiwar movement. I had been increasingly irritated by the low level of discourse that characterized much of the protest rhetoric: Criticism of the president's foreign policy agenda degenerated very quickly into slurs and name-calling. And while such critics consistently characterized the position of the administration as motivated almost entirely by a combination of cynicism, religious fanaticism, diplomatic failure, fascism, racism and craving for personal gain, they of course saw their own positions as motivated by pure principle and the power of moral righteousness alone. But...
  • Apalling Lack of Political Diversity in Ithaca College Faculty

    04/15/2003 10:11:28 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 202+ views ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2003 | By Mark Finkelstein and Michelle Meredith
    Apalling Lack of Political Diversity in Ithaca College FacultyBy Mark Finkelstein and Michelle | April 16, 2003 117 Democrats/Greens, only 8 Republicans/Conservatives (93.6 percent vs. 6.4 percent) No Political Diversity in Department of . . . Politics! Republicans call for change A study made public today reveals a stunning lack of political diversity in the faculty of Ithaca College (IC), with 117 registered Democrats or Greens (93.6 percent) versus only 8 registered Republicans or Conservatives (6.4 percent). At a debate on affirmative action on April 2nd at IC, Tompkins County Republican Chairman Mark Finkelstein contended that there is a distinct lack...
  • Study analyzes faculty politics (Overwhelming Proportion of Democrats in Faculty of Ithaca Collge)

    04/17/2003 7:33:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 229+ views
    Study analyzes faculty politics Few registered as conservative Katie Maslanka - Staff Writer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 17, 2003 A recent analysis of political diversity at Ithaca College revealed that out of 125 professors in 14 departments, an overwhelming majority — 93.6 percent — are registered as Democrats or Greens. Only 6.4 percent are registered as Republicans or Conservatives. The Tompkins County Republican Committee and the Ithaca College Republicans sponsored the study to inform the college’s administration about what they see as a lack of political diversity on campus. According to the study, out of the 125 professors who registered with a...
  • Ithaca War tax resisters redirect dollars (the City of Evil)

    04/16/2003 5:11:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 261+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Wednesday, April 16, 2003 | By JESSICA KELTZ
    <p>ITHACA -- Ithaca's war tax resisters took their case to the public today, donating what they say would have been their federal income tax dollars to causes they support.</p> <p>War tax resisters do not pay federal income taxes as a way of protesting wars and the defense budget. Mary Loehr, head of the local war tax resisters league, said they typically redirect those funds to charities and other not-for-profit groups.</p>
  • Cornell University Debates Liberal Bias (Ithaca is the City of Evil)

    04/16/2003 4:55:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 241+ views
    Copyright © 2003 by The Cornell Daily Sun, Inc. ^ | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2003 | By BRIAN TSAO
    With the focus of the diversity debate centered around racial issues, some members of the Cornell community have voiced their dismay over the lack of attention to promoting a campus open for ideas. In a Mar. 28 Sun column, Joe Sabia grad claimed that most professors have a "liberal bias" and this bias disables the University from promoting diversity of ideas. Sabia wrote about a personal experience, in which he claimed that three staff members were using their positions to institute their antiwar sentiments in an open, nonpartisan forum about the war on Iraq and to criticize his prowar views....
  • Not in Your Name (Scott Ritter - you must live by your words) Joseph J. Sabia

    04/15/2003 8:51:52 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 7 replies · 258+ views
    Cornell Review ^ | 4/13/2003 | Joseph J. Sabia
    Not in Your Name For the better part of the last six months, Cornell University has been besieged with students, faculty, and townies marching around campus, wearing black armbands, and chanting “Not in Our Name.” (Not in Our Name is a reference to a radical antiwar organization affiliated with Communist organizer Leslie Cagan.) These folks have been screaming at the top of their lungs about how America’s war against Saddam Hussein is “not in their name.” Let’s review. A few weeks back, former U.N. weapons inspector and child sex offender Scott Ritter came to campus and informed Cornell students that...
  • Ithaca protesters describe actions (threw blood on flag, recruiting center)

    04/15/2003 10:00:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 16 replies · 316+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Tuesday, April 15, 2003 | By DANIEL BURNS, PETER DEMOTT, CLARE GRADY, TERESA GRADY
    <p>On Monday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, four of us from the Ithaca Catholic Worker Community -- Peter De Mott, who served in both the Marines and the Army including a year in Vietnam as a Marine, Clare and Teresa Grady and Daniel Burns -- went to the Army-Marine Recruiting Center in an act of nonviolent civil resistance to war making. We read the following statement and poured blood around the entrance to the center, including on the flag, to call attention to the horror of war. It may seem strange. You may wonder -- why did they have to pour blood, why on the flag? We will try to explain by offering the statement that we brought with us on March 17 to the recruiting center.</p>
  • Stunning Lack of Political Diversity in Ithaca College Faculty

    04/15/2003 4:44:18 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies · 2,043+ views ^ | April 15, 2003 | By Mark Finkelstein and Michelle Meredith
    A study made public today reveals a stunning lack of political diversity in the faculty of Ithaca College (IC), with 117 registered Democrats or Greens (93.6%) versus only 8 registered Republicans or Conservatives (6.4%). At a debate on affirmative action on April 2nd at IC, Tompkins County Republican Chairman Mark Finkelstein contended that there is a distinct lack of political diversity in the IC faculty. IC President Peggy Williams, who attended the debate, declined to acknowledge a lack of political diversity on the IC faculty. IC Professor Gwen Seaquist, who along with Finkelstein was a member of the debate panel,...
  • Flag plan (at firefighter memorial) irks community

    08/05/2002 5:43:21 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 32 replies · 533+ views
    Gannett News Service ^ | Monday, August 5, 2002 | By JENNIFER KINGSLEY
    <p>MONTOUR FALLS (NY) -- Village officials' plans to put a series of lighted flags at a popular tourist spot has drawn criticism in the community.</p> <p>Members of the Catharine Valley Trail project and some residents have voiced concerns about the village's plan to create an Avenue of Flags, 24 American flags in Shequaga Park that will salute fallen firefighters. They believe the flags will interfere with the path of the trail project.</p>
  • Ithaca Peaceniks Cancel Bus Charter to Anti-War Protest, Citing Lack of Interest

    04/11/2003 1:36:06 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies · 322+ views
    Ithaca Coalition for Global Justice
    The following is an actual email notification posted to the web site of The Ithaca Coalition for Global Justice, AKA "The Ithaca Sharks." ------------------------------ From: Jim Semp To: CC: Subject: [Ithaca Sharks] April 12th DC Peace Bus Trip Cancelled Greetings Peace-Loving People of the Greater Cayuga Basin... The Peace Buses for April 12th have been cancelled. Currently, people are seeking alternative actions to express their dissent and opposition to this illegal, immoral, insane, unjustified, unjustifiable, injust [sic], racist, greed-driven, violent, destructive, horrible and deadly war. Not enough tickets were acquired to make a bus trip possible. We are sorry...
  • The worst system, except the rest

    04/10/2003 10:15:29 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 216+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Thursday, April 10, 2003 | By MICHAEL SERINO
    <p>With the attack phase of the war in Iraq coming to an end, the anti-war movement seems to be winding down as well, and the party may be over for awhile for the protest crowd.</p> <p>The marches and demonstrations, quite predictably, had no effect whatsoever on the Bush administration's policy decisions. Not that there wasn't an up side: Middle-aged protesters got to relive their youths, and young people got a taste of what they missed in the Sixties. "It was something I needed to do for me," was offered by protesters as an explanation for their activities more often than the belief that their actions would actually do any good. I hope it worked out for them. But now that things are settling down, it's time to focus on the real business of where this country is going.</p>
  • Ithaca Officials In Deal To Swindle Taxpayers

    04/09/2003 9:37:37 PM PDT · by Publicus · 20 replies · 236+ views
    The Ithaca Journal ^ | April 9, 2003 | Lauren Bishop
    Tax breaks for office, hotel approved By LAUREN BISHOP Journal Staff ITHACA -- The developer of a proposed office building and hotel in downtown Ithaca has cleared one of the major hurdles that line the way to a planned late summer groundbreaking. The Tompkins County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved the Buffalo-based Ciminelli Development Co.'s request for nearly $3.9 million in property and sales tax breaks for the $26 million project. "This was a really significant step," David Chiazza, Ciminelli's vice president for development, said after Tuesday's meeting, noting that he first appeared before the IDA in July. "We're...
  • A silent force against prejudice (against gays in Ithaca)

    04/09/2003 6:39:14 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 395+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | By TANIA VILLA
    <p>Listen. Listen closely. What do you hear? Do you hear silence? Is there an undeniable silence that is filling the air today?</p> <p>Today, April 9th, 2003, is the seventh annual National Day of Silence. This is a day when people, traditionally students, that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) folks vow to be silent for nine hours. This silence is a way to mimic the silence that has been forced upon LGBT people for years through harassment, prejudice, and discrimination.</p>
  • Ithaca protesters found guilty of trespassing

    04/09/2003 6:28:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 223+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | From Journal Staff reports
    <p>OWEGO -- Four local anti-war protesters were fined Tuesday for their participation in a demonstration at Lockheed Martin Systems Integration facility in January.</p> <p>On Tuesday in Town of Owego Court, Daniel Burns, Peter DeMott, Lisa Guido, and Antoinette ChenSee, all from Ithaca, were among seven people found guilty of trespassing. They were ordered to pay $100 in fines and about $60 in court fees. Emmy Koponen, of Ithaca, participated but was found not guilty because the judge could not place her at the scene.</p>
  • Ithaca ACS debaters don't disguise feelings; class focuses on war, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    04/08/2003 7:25:34 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Tuesday, April 8, 2003 | By ANNE JU
    <p>ITHACA -- Alternative Community School students, in character as key world leaders Monday, demonstrated the instability of the Middle East by engaging in a series of fiery debates.</p> <p>Students in Chris Sperry's "Facing History and Ourselves" global studies class dressed as George W. Bush, Saddam Hussein, Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat, among others, to participate in the 12th annual ACS Middle East Debates.</p>
  • Oo la la: Ithaca (the city of evil) planning spring Frenchfest

    04/08/2003 7:01:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 56 replies · 3,794+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Tuesday, April 8, 2003 | By DAN HIGGINS
    <p>But if all goes according to plan there will be appearances by French celebrities, toasts made with French wine, and a celebration of the nation that many Americans have vilified for its opposition to the war on Iraq.</p> <p>Call it a backlash against the backlash. Paul Glover, known throughout Ithaca for activism on any number of traditionally left-wing causes, is calling for Ithaca to host a "FrenchFest" April 30 on the Ithaca Commons.</p>
  • Ithaca Collge events celebrate gay awareness

    04/07/2003 4:36:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies · 228+ views
    <p>Ithaca College plans to host a series of seven lectures and a film in April in celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Month. All events are free and open to the public.</p> <p>A lecture titled "Queer Reading/Reading Queer: Introducing Queer Studies in the First-Year Composition classroom" is planned for noon Tuesday in 101 Textor Hall. Mary Beth O'Connor, assistant professor of writing, will give the lecture.</p>
  • Green Party Leader to Suicide Bombing Advocates: "Ithaca is Against the War" (Ithaca Alert)

    04/05/2003 10:17:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 246+ views
    Paul Glover - Green Party of Ithaca
    Paul Glover, a leader of Ithaca's Green Party, in the course of calling for Ithaca to declare a "Franco-Ithacan Friendship Day", has called for a message to be sent to Moroccan demonstrators calling for suicide bombing letting them know that "Ithaca is against the war." Here is the text of the Green Party leader's message, posted to the list serve of the anti-war group "Ithaca Sharks': Subj: [Ithaca Sharks] Ithaca FrenchFest Date: 4/4/03 9:07:09 PM Eastern Standard Time From: To: CC:, Bonjour! I’ve gotten tired of standing around with candles singing peace songs, looking sad at...
  • Ithaca Fair Trade Fair Seeks Participants

    04/05/2003 6:01:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies · 186+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, April 5, 2003
    <p>ITHACA -- Ithaca Fair Trade Coalition seeks participants for the first Ithaca Fair Trade Fair, to be held on The Commons on Saturday, May 17.</p> <p>IFTC is looking for speakers to present on fair trade options or the damaging effects of free trade. IFTC is also seeking musicians, vendors offering fairly traded products and local organizations working on fair trade initiatives. The event will coincide with hundreds of others around the world to celebrate World Fair Trade Day.</p>
  • Political Harassment at Cornell: The witch-hunts of conservatives continue on campus

    04/04/2003 2:20:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 239+ views ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | Joseph Sabia
    Political Harassment at CornellBy Joseph | April 4, 2003 Last week, I penned an article for the Cornell Daily Sun in which I presented a case study in liberal bias or rather liberal abuse of the university. Specifically I revealed that a group of professors employed at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology launched an antiwar organization and used taxpayer-funded resources to indoctrinate students in their cause. I had hoped that by bringing the issue of political abuse of the university to light, we might commence a much-needed dialogue on the lack of ideological diversity at Cornell and strive...
  • A Liberal, Anti-War Jew Troubled by the Anti-Semitism of the Left

    04/02/2003 10:53:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 313+ views
    COLUMN TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2003 Does Antiwar Mean Anti-Israel? The Bully Pulpit By JEREMY WEINBERG Those who know me or read my column regularly can tell you that the only thing I am more unabashed about than my progressive political views is my heritage. I am a Jew and I'm very proud of that. Throughout time, my people have embraced some of the values that I hold most dearly: scholarship, perseverance, compassion and social consciousness. Historically, Jews have more often been thought of as people of the book rather than the sword. Following expulsion from their homeland thousands of years...
  • Cowboys (Ithaca barf alert)

    04/02/2003 9:37:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 39 replies · 327+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2003 ^ | April 02, 2003 | By:Donna Beckwith
    My sons grew up loving Star Wars. My oldest, especially, would watch the original trilogy of videos over and over. I saw the stories as a traditional retelling of good versus evil, light versus dark. But I was wrong. We've been led, as a culture, to believe these stories - the good guys always win. Lately, I've been forced to look deeper, to actually think about the morals of these tales. Star Wars is really a Western in a space ship. Bad guys come into town, act immorally, terrorize the God-fearing local population. Then the good guys - those brave...
  • The Fools: The outrage of political correctness on campus

    04/01/2003 7:37:12 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 8 replies · 236+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/1/2003 | John J Miller
    We have a frontrunner for next year's Campus Outrage Awards, also known as "Pollys," given each spring by the Collegiate Network in recognition of "political correctness, curricular decay, [and] violations of academic freedom and free speech." His name is Nicholas DeGenova, and last week this Columbia University professor wished "a million Mogadishus" upon U.S. troops in Iraq. That translates into 18 million dead American soldiers, most of them probably the same age as DeGenova's undergraduate students. The vile DeGenova will have to wait until next April Fools Day to pick up his Polly award. This year, however, he can congratulate...
  • Protesters stress patriotism in dissent, Nearly 300 march through rainy Ithaca afternoon

    03/31/2003 3:09:40 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 12 replies · 209+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Monday, March 31, 2003 | By LAUREN BISHOP
    <p>ITHACA -- Although Saturday marked the second major antiwar demonstration in Ithaca since the war in Iraq began, the props carried by participants prompted at least one onlooker to wonder whether they were for or against the war.</p> <p>Because the peace march included the theme "Dissent is Patriotic," many of the roughly 300 marchers carried American flags, which people have recently displayed to show their support of the Bush administration's actions.</p>
  • A Case Study in Faculty Liberal Bias

    03/30/2003 5:47:23 AM PST · by Eye4nEye · 22 replies · 663+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 3.28.03 | JOE SABIA
    A Case Study in Faculty Liberal Bias By JOE SABIA Cornell's faculty is overwhelmingly liberal. To paraphrase Bernard Goldberg, the liberal bias is so blatantly true that it's hardly worth arguing about anymore. Leftist professors have no interest in teaching students how to think critically. They reach conclusions on the "proper" way to think and proceed to indoctrinate students in their preferred ideology. The War with Iraq has led many antiwar-minded professors to behave outrageously and unethically. Consider the case of Dr. William Trochim, professor of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM). Trochim is a rabid antiwar activist. Obviously, that is...
  • In Ithaca, a Voice Of Dissent [NY Times epic City of Evil BARFER]

    03/30/2003 5:55:03 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 5 replies · 312+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/30/03
    ITHACA, N.Y., March 29 — The other night was Joan Baez, and tonight there will be gay and lesbian choruses. But Friday night the main feature at this small city's majestic State Theater was a congressman in the prerequisite gray suit, standing alone at a lectern and talking about geopolitics, oil and war. He wowed them. He said the war against Iraq was wrong, illegal, a tragedy. He said President Bush had deceived people and was stifling dissent rather than embracing diplomacy. He said that he had explored the prospect of impeachment, but that the time was not right, at...
  • "Two Mommies" author to speak at Ithaca College

    03/29/2003 4:07:48 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies · 204+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, March 29, 2003
    <p>ITHACA -- Author Leslea Newman, best know for the gay-awareness children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies," will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Muller Chapel on the Ithaca College campus.</p> <p>Her talk, entitled "You Can't Be a Lesbian -- You're Jewish," will consist of readings from her work. The presentation is part of the Jewish Life and Arts Series and is free and open to the public. For more information on Newman, visit</p>
  • Hinchey cheered (in Ithaca) for war stance (accused troops of 'massacre')

    03/29/2003 4:06:00 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 265+ views
    ithaca journal ^ | Originally published Saturday, March 29, 2003 | By DAN HIGGINS
    <p>ITHACA -- U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-22, received a standing ovation from a largely anti-war crowd of about 300 people Friday night at the State Theatre.</p> <p>Hinchey was cheered as "courageous" for a letter he sent to supporters recently that decried the war in Iraq, and which said that history may come to view it as "a massacre."</p>
  • (suspected child molester) Ritter Speaks (in Ithaca) on War in Iraq

    03/28/2003 7:52:42 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 122+ views
    Copyright © 2003 by The Cornell Daily Sun, Inc. ^ | FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2003 | By JENNIFER CHEN
    Last night, Scott Ritter, former United Nations (U.N.) chief weapons inspector, spoke about the current war with Iraq to a packed audience in the Statler Auditorium. Ritter began his lecture by saying that "this is a tough time for us all. A nation at war should never be taken lightly, regardless of the justifications or lack thereof." Although he is opposed to the current war with Iraq, Ritter wanted to make clear that he is not an antiwar activist. He believes that "war is sometimes required if that which you believe is threatened." He felt that if the United States...
  • Newspaper in Rep. Maurice Hinchey's District: "Massacre" Allegation Insults US Troops

    03/28/2003 4:42:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 8 replies · 361+ views
    <p>EDITORIAL You've got to hand it to Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-22nd Dist.) for his decision to openly question and criticize the Bush Administration while many of his Democratic colleagues stood mute and compliant.</p> <p>It is the right and the duty of members of Congress to needle and question public policies. When they disagree with the majority, they need to let their colleagues and their constituents clearly know where they stand on an issue or policy.</p>
  • Rep. Hinchey in Ithaca to talk about war (accused US troops of "massacre")

    03/28/2003 4:43:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 408+ views
    ITHACA JOURNAL ^ | Originally published Friday, March 28, 2003 | By DAN HIGGINS
    <p>ITHACA-- Just a day after U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey referred to the U.S.-led war in Iraq as "a massacre," the Democrat who represents the City of Ithaca in Congress is hosting a public forum on the war at the State Theatre.</p>
  • Massacring the Truth (NY Post Bashes Rep. Hinchey for Accusing US of Massacre in Iraq)

    03/27/2003 11:15:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 604+ views
    <p>March 27, 2003 -- Democratic Rep. Maurice Hinchey of upstate Saugerties has outdone himself with his quips on the war in Iraq.</p> <p>He told constituents that America is "engaging in what will come to be seen as a massacre in Iraq," under "the 'Bush Doctrine' of pre-emption, which allows the United States to attack any other country any time . . . for whatever reason the president feels is justified."</p>
  • Cong. Maurice Hinchey Tries to Slither out of Allegation US is Committing "Massacre" in Iraq

    03/27/2003 6:50:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies · 372+ views
    <p>Many FReepers read the yesterday's thread posting a letter in which NY Congressman Maurice Hinchey accused the US of committting a "massacre" in Iraq.</p> <p>Two papers in Hinchey's district ran articles on Hinchey's letter, in which many residents criticized him, notably including a veteran who told Hinchey to "shut his damn mouth."</p>
  • NY Rep. Hinchey under fire for criticizing Bush's policy (called it "a massacre")

    03/26/2003 4:27:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies · 543+ views
    The Kingston Freeman/The Ithaca Journal ^ | Originally published Wednesday, March 26, 2003 | By PATRICIA DOXSEY
    <p>"A MASSACRE" is how U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey says history will remember the U.S. attack on Iraq.</p> <p>A Kingston-area veteran called Hinchey "sick" and said the congressman should "shut his damned mouth."</p> <p>Hinchey, D-22nd Dist., said in a recent letter that the current military action -- which has widespread support among the American public but which he opposes -- will result in the United States becoming a "pariah" to the rest of the world.</p>
  • Cornell Official: "The more race-conscious an affirmative action program, the more effective"

    03/25/2003 5:42:52 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies · 293+ views
    Forum Focuses on Affirmative Action By BRIAN TSAO Even with many students recovering from sunburns and spring break hangovers, more than 80 students and staff members attended yesterday's Call Auditorium forum, "Affirmative Action at the Crossroads: The Future of Equal Opportunity in Higher Education." The Diversity Council and the Joint Assemblies Multicultural Issues Committee organized the discussion session to address students' concerns regarding the University of Michigan Law School case, Grutter v. Bollinger, which will be heard by the Supreme Court starting April 1. The main purpose of the forum was to present major viewpoints to the student body, said...