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Why the Obama Loyalty Oath Teacher Rocks

The right-wing blogosphere has been a-twitter with the news that some associate prof at a community college (like that’s a real college) gave students a pledge sheet to swear eternal loyalty and fidelity to Dear Leader during… a math class.

For those of you who thought liberals ran the social science and humanities, but refrained from math and the hard sciences because, well, they’re hard, don’t worry — lefty academics have those fields covered too. Just in case one of you pesky right-wingers thought about infiltrating gemology or cartography or something boring like that.

The teacher was immediately persuaded to take a leave of absence without pay. She should be given a medal.

You see, the teacher actually had the guts to make clear something that had been unwritten since the 1960s: if you don’t toe the Democrat line, your grade ain’t gonna be just fine. Call it transparency, which is more than the Obama administration ever achieved.

But let’s not get carried away. It’s not like 90-95% of professors vote Democrat, right?

So this loyalty oath should be appreciated by those on both the right and left. It gives one a clear idea of what a professor actually thinks about your politics. If you’re a lefty, skip the readings, show up for half the classes, kick back in class, and expect to get extra credit for making a snide remark about Sarah Palin’s retard baby.

Oh, right. Grade inflation’s a figment of my imagination. Forgot.

If you’re a righty, prepare to take a monk-like vow of silence for at least four years (god love you if you go to graduate school), keep your mouth shut for fear you might be outed as an advocate of icky things like the Constitution or personal responsibility, and get a shrink on speed dial for Zoloft refills.

One ugly and memorable example provides context. Sitting in a doctoral-level class on Marx & Marxism (had to find out what all the killing and poverty was about), it was discovered by the rabidly left-wing prof that one of the wet-behind-the-ears students was writing for a conservative blog. The professor “outed” him triumphantly in class and harassed him mercilessly the rest of the semester. Because you know — compassion.

This was far from the only such experience at my university. Nasty withdrawal letters were posted on college websites explaining that the faculty was essentially “fascist,” completely rigid in its leftwing ideology, and the student was dropping out before she likely snapped and set fire to the place.

What was the problem? Lack of truth in advertising. There aren’t colleges or universities anymore in the United States. There are radical leftist think tanks. You don’t go to grad school to study social science but socialist science. And you’re not escaping the fools just because you are taking something as innocuous as math. Because socialist math dictates two plus two equals five.

So thank you, Associate Professor Sharon Sweet, for showing some guts and finally putting out your real classroom requirements. Vote for Obama and pass. Vote for the other side and fail. That’s open-mindedness, tolerance, and diversity, all wrapped up into a smiley-fascist blood pact to the country’s chief golfer and celebrity schmoozer. The head narcissist wouldn’t have it any other way.

Note: The author went to a community college and was just kidding about that line.

Georgetown Suspends Minority Student for Refusing LGBT Training

Georgetown University participates in a program called the Community Scholars Program which provides scholarships to GU for disadvantaged youth from across the country. The students attend a 5-week summer intensive on campus to prepare for fall courses. One workshop they were required to attend was an LGBTQ(when did the Q get on there? Seriously folks, are you going to use the whole alphabet?) “sensitivity training”, as seen on this exclusive video. Jarrett Roby from Chicago, IL was one of the lucky attendees, but when he was told he had to attend the training or risk disciplinary action Roby chose his religious convictions over program policy and refused to attend. A debate ensued and Roby (young and black and yes, that may be unfortunately relevant here) was accused of making the residential assistants feel “physically threatened”. Here is the story in Roby’s own words and you can find more information and exclusive coverage at kiradavis.net.

I’m just greatly saddened about the situation. Officially, the program directors will say I was dismissed from the program because I left 3 of the RAs feeling physically threatened. However I never mentioned anything remotely violent or did anything violent. Also I am confident that all of my peers would support the fact that I have never showed an ounce of violence and any such claims are flawed. The directors of the program who dismissed me said that their reasoning may not be fair, but they were not going to ask for a general consensus of me.
Considering this, I believe I was asked to leave the program because I took a conservative stand against a liberal ideology and liberal group of people who are in charge of the program. Every scholar apart of the program was signed up for an LGBTQ seminar for Monday (July 23). I decided this was a seminar I would not attend. I am a devout Christian so I have no animosity in my heart toward any man whether he is gay or straight. I am required to love all people and I try my best to do so. I have no problems with homosexuals because it is the natural and God given right to be with whom they want to be with (Freewill). I do not support Gay rights, but as a supporter of the US constitution I do tolerate them. 
Because I have an established view point on LGBTQ I did not think it was necessary for me to go to the seminar. I approached a RA privately with my appeal on Sunday and it was automatically shut down and I was told I could expect to be written up if I did not go to the seminar. I held my peace and persisted with the idea of not going. Later that night other students got wind that I was not planning on going to the seminar. I was automatically attacked and deemed “closed-minded” and “ignorant”. In the mist of this rising confrontation I began to speak up to try and explain to other scholars how I was not trying to be intolerant. During this discussion the same three RAs that decided that they felt physically threaten tried to stop the conversation and send everyone to their rooms before the established curfew. I once again spoke up in protest of the early curfew and with an appeal that everyone calms down and back off. As the intensity died down it was clear that the RAs had personal biases toward LGBTQ and were against anyone who spoke against it. I heard the RAs say negative things about me but I didn’t respond because once everything died down it was curfew and I did not want to turn a political debate into and emotional onslaught. 
The next day I was called in by the program directors and told my actions during the informal debate had reassured the RAs feeling of being threatened. I was told that there had been a meeting with the RA’s and it was decided that I could not stay because 3 RAs were scared for the safety. I believe a true injustice was done to me. I am not looking for revenge, but I am trying to help stop injustice. – Jarret Roby

Here is exclusive video from my YouTube page taken by a student in the training session.

 

 

 

Obamacare CLASS-less


The Obama administration is giving up on a controversial piece of the healthcare reform law. CLASS – Community Living Assistance Services and Supports, as an integral part of Obamacare, was supposed to provide about 40% of the savings as a result of health-care reform. Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) estimates projected $210 billion in total deficit reduction from the healthcare law, $86 billion of which would have come from CLASS.

CLASS was canceled by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius after a 19-month effort to find a way to make it financially viable and self-sustainable. “We won’t be working further to implement the CLASS Act … We don’t see a path forward to be able to do that,” said Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee. CLASS is the largest piece of healthcare reform to be terminated, and is the first to collapse entirely on its own. HHS officials acknowledged that CLASS failed because it was too flawed to salvage. In a Friday afternoon letter to Congress, Sebelius wrote, “Despite our best analytical efforts, I do not see a viable path forward for CLASS implementation at this time.” Congress specified that the HHS secretary had to determine that the program would be sustainable for 75 years. HHS said a detailed analysis of the CLASS program showed that it simply couldn’t be made to work. Premiums would have been too high to attract enough interest to keep the program afloat. The White House said the decision to cancel CLASS does not reflect problems with other parts of healthcare reform.

Republicans said the CLASS program won’t be the last piece of healthcare reform to fail. “This announcement is a canary in a coal mine,” Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said in a statement. “Today’s abandonment of the program is just the latest evidence demonstrating ObamaCare’s devastating effects and ill-conceived policies. What will be next?” Representative Paul Ryan (R-IN), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said the administration finally “surrendered to reality.” “We have always known that this program was a naked scam – cooking the books trying to cover up the unsustainable cost of Washington Democrats’ government takeover of health care,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

BTW, CLASS was a pet project of the late Senator Ted Kennedy.