“Corporate & Political”…. NO NO NEVER!

Mad Clowns
BobLee
February17/ 2016

A UNC System President who comes “from corporate America” and “from a political administration” ….. NO! NO ! NEVER!

…scream a gaggle of very constipated clowns from North Carolina’s state-wide University Asylum.Erskine Bowles

But But But…. I thought “the screaming screamers” liked…. Erskine Bowles. I liked Erskine Bowles. “EB” was as corporate as corporate can be…. and was Chief of Staff for The Clinton Gang. But now we learn “EB” was unfit by the ever-evolving litmus tests that the hyper-ventilated crowd o’ crazy clowns keep ginning up….

Other than getting back-stabbed by “Howdy Doody” Campbell and “Queen Mary” Easley, EB did sorta kinda OK …. for a life-long Old Well Kool-Aid drinker.

“being from corporate America” and “having ties to a political administration” disqualifies, so say the screamers, “that Bush Woman” a/k/a Margaret Spellings from occupying the same office that Ersky occupied for five years …. before “Z. Smith Tommy” (Ross) moved in.

Insert reminder that…. “Z Smith Tommy” wanted to appoint “Clueless Dickie” (Baddour) as Athletics Czar of the 17-campus system. That never gets mentioned among Why Tom Was Soooo Wonderful accolades. The screaming screamers looooove “Z. Smith Tommy”…. former “bag man” for the ultra left-wing Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.  If there is “an Eternal Hell”; Tommy Ross and “Trainwreck” Fennebresque will be forever chained together like Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones…. I digress….

The Ersky vs Margaret Hypocrisy is just one “betcha didn’t know” in Mike Adams’ latest “so THERE you pathetic pinheads” retort to the constipated clowns.

WARNING:  If Mike Adams scares the bejebbers out of you; please don’t read this. I wouldn’t want you facing the challenges of your day without your bejebbers.

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http://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2016/02/16/the-faculty-backward-network-n2119822/page/full

The Faculty Backward NetworkMike Adams

Mike Adams | Feb 16, 2016

Author’s Note: The email referenced in this column was composed by Chris Moore of East Carolina University, Michael Behrent of Appalachian State University, Jason Sturdevant of North Carolina State University, and Altha Cravey of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Please feel free to email these public servants with your thoughts.

Altha Cravey
…(BobLee’s NOTE: You’ve probably never heard of Altha Cravey. This venomous ol’ crone makes Gene The Gasbag sound rational.  She’s so insane she even scares the Carrboro crowd.

 


Dear Faculty Forward Network (info@facultyforwardnetwork.org):

I received your recent email on educational inclusiveness and diversity with great interest. I have written three books, spoken on 88 university campuses, and written approximately 1000 columns on the subject in the last 13 years. This was the first time I’ve ever been contacted by your organization. Therefore, I assumed you were writing about something important and that you had something meaningful and intelligent to say. Unfortunately, after reading your short correspondence, I realize that I was mistaken on both counts. That’s a harsh assessment so please allow me to explain:

Your email begins with the following patronizing assertion:

“Anyone who has taught in a university knows that education cannot occur without an inclusive environment that promotes diversity to the fullest degree possible.”

That is just demonstrably false. Former UNC President Tom Ross and his administration spent millions of dollars fighting a seven-year legal battle in which they sought authority to deny tenure and promotion to UNC professors for viewpoints published in online columns. Not one of the professors in your organization criticized Ross for that wrong position on academic freedom. In fact, many of you defended him when he was fired. You even had the audacity to call his firing “political.”

Your rank hypocrisy elevates academic dishonesty to a Zen art form. It is also conclusive refutation of the claim that “anyone who has taught in a university” knows about the importance of an “inclusive environment that promotes diversity.” It only shows that you know how to bury your “progressive” heads in a place where the sun doesn’t shine when your political allies are trying to purge your political enemies from the university system.

Your hypocrisy continues in the very next paragraph:
“UNC-Chapel Hill is dedicated ‘to teaching a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.”

When you wrote that sentence, included that quotation, and sent it to me via email, you were apparently unaware that in 2003 I caught UNC-Chapel Hill systematically trying to throw Christian groups off campus for refusing to purge their constitutions of references to their orthodox Christian beliefs. Nor do you seem aware that in 2004 I found a plaintiff to challenge that practice. Thanks to the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the plaintiffs won a federal injunction against UNC in 2005.

That injunction had the effect of temporarily stopping UNC from trying to throw Christian groups off campus based upon their clearly established right to freely associate in accordance with their own religious convictions. UNC would resume their unlawful efforts just a few short years later.

It is worth noting that the plaintiffs I found for ADF had a mostly minority membership. At UNC, it appears that the zeal to exclude Orthodox Christians exceeds the commitment to include minorities in that “diverse community” you keep mentioning.

In the same paragraph you state the following:
“North Carolina Central affirms its ‘commitment to academic excellence in a diverse educational and cultural environment.’”

As you know, North Carolina Central is a historically black college. In other words, its primary purpose is to provide an environment where black students can go to school with other black students and avoid interacting with whites whenever possible. If you keep trying, you might be able to find some example of UNCs commitment to diversity. So far you just keep highlighting its hypocrisy.  Finally, you end this torturously idiotic paragraph with the following:

“Appalachian State seeks to ‘promote a spirit of inclusion.’”

Once again, you failed to do your homework. In 2006, an Appalachian State professor threatened to have a student prosecuted for simply expressing his disagreement with same-sex marriage. Fortunately, I got the student lawyered up – again with the help of ADF. When the university got wind of the suit they had to remove the provision of the handbook that allowed for students to be expelled simply for expressing their core religious convictions.

The very idea that it took an impending lawsuit to change their oppressive speech code was appalling. Before we intervened, Appalachian State appeared willing to let a homosexual professor intimidate and potentially expel a teenaged student simply for disagreeing with his same sex marriage advocacy on one isolated occasion. That is not what I call promoting a “spirit of inclusion. It is what I call promoting a spirit of totalitarianism.

So why exactly did you decide to write and enlighten me on diversity and inclusion? It all became crystal clear in the next paragraph:

“Margaret Spellings embodies the corporatization of higher education – she’s a political appointee instead of an educator or academic.”

So let me get this straight (at the risk of sounding heterosexist). You object to the new UNC system president Margaret Spellings for two reasons. First, she came from corporate America. Second, she served in the Bush administration.

Once again, you are ignoring history. Before Tom Ross was president, UNC was under the leadership of Erskine Bowles. As you know, Bowles was a member of the Clinton administration. Before that he was a corporate executive. So your real objections to Spellings must be something other than what you stated. What could those objections be? Before answering that, let me state a couple of my conclusions:

1. It appears to me that you think Democrats should control the UNC system whenever the Democrats are in control of Raleigh.
2. It appears that you also think Democrats should control the UNC system whenever the Republicans are in control of Raleigh.

If that is true then why don’t you just stop referring to it as the UNC system? Why not just call it the DNC system?

If someone ever challenges you on this rank hypocrisy just remind him you are committed to “diversity” and “inclusion” and “de-politicalizing” the system. Don’t let the fact that you don’t understand what those words actually mean keep you from repeating them mindlessly while your colleagues nod in agreement and rock back and forth like a bunch of catatonic schizophrenics.

Fortunately, buried beneath your lies are your true objections to the Spelling’s appointment. They are, so to speak, spelled out in the very next paragraph:

“It is also disturbing that Margaret Spellings would be considered to run a diverse, highly respected university system when she used her position as U.S. Education Secretary to divide America, having once described same-sex marriage as a ‘lifestyle’ to which ‘many parents would not want young children exposed.’”

As a preliminary matter, let me remind you that Spellings is not being asked to run a “diverse, highly respected university system.” She is being asked to run a system that used to be diverse and highly respected until it was destroyed by its Democratic leadership.

There can be no denying that Spelling’s predecessor Tom Ross did two things that undermined diversity within the system and respect outside the system. First, he lost the longest, most expensive, and highly publicized legal effort to curtail academic freedom in UNC system history. Second, and at the very same time, he (Ross) presided over the largest academic fraud case in the entire history of the nation. UNC’s fake African American Studies courses were taught by a virtual army of highly trained academic imposters.

But, in your view, both of these sins are forgivable. Why? It is because Tom Ross supports same-sex marriage. And that is all that really matters. In fact, there is no other issue that matters more than approval of homosexuality. It has become an ideological litmus test for employment in the UNC system. If you are identified as opposing it you are declared academically ineligible. Even a fake degree in African American Studies will not be enough to save your bacon.

Note also that in your twisted view one does not even have to oppose same-sex marriage to be disqualified from leading the UNC system. All you have to do is state the empirically undeniable truth that “many parents would not want their children exposed” to such a lifestyle.

There is no denying that such a statement is true. But UNC professors are no longer committed to proclaiming the truth or even committed to allowing the truth to be proclaimed freely. They are committed to imposing ideological litmus tests that ensure one thing: That everyone agrees with everyone at the risk of being excluded from the educational environment in the name of diversity and inclusion.

And you are the people who claim to be leading us forward and preparing our children to function in our constitutional republic? God help us all.

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  • TheCowdog Reply
    1 year ago

    Oh, com’on BK. Adams is a decent hitter, and you and I both know what to do with a hanging breaking ball. The boy went yard with that one.

  • 58 Wolf Kennel Reply
    1 year ago

    BL or AP, Don’t want to get into this conversation too deep. Haven’t read much Mike Adams, and reading some of his web site, I can see why. Also don’t know why you assume such a bunch of negatives against Spellings (more against the process than the person). Also this morning’s N&O lead editorial is quite thoughtful and complimentary about Spellings.
    Enjoyed your description of toothless BOT’s until you realize the damage one specific BOT has brought on UNC-CH.
    Finally, the amazing cafeteria in Wake Forest is “Forks”. You have eaten their food before at the Raleigh Sports Club (we enjoy it every week). You can try it out again two weeks from today when Coach Fedora is the speaker if you would like to come. I’ll also invite my Wuff buddy who contacted you.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      I’m guessing you were not at the most recent BOG meeting when the We Hate Spellings, Republicans and Christians Commandos (a/k/a UNControllables) tried a very hostile take-over. Ms Spellings was the prime target of their obscenities…. Glad to hear The N&O is pretending to like her “for now”.
      .
      Look forward to Forks with you and Tom.

  • ncsu1987 Reply
    1 year ago

    Don’t necessarily agree lockstep with everything said, but damn, I do enjoy enjoy a good bitchslapping every now and then.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Mike Adams is a bomb-throwing RAMBO… which is his charm. 🙂

  • Porcophile Reply
    1 year ago

    Along with trying to provide for Baddour, Z Smith Tommy also suggested that athletes should be allowed to take fewer courses than other students, a plan that sure sounds like the kind of “special treatment” that the NCAA forbids. His best move in TGU seems to have been inadvertant: hiring Wainstein.

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      TommyRoss Fans fit a stereotype. ?

  • Rachel Reply
    1 year ago

    AP—I really appreciate your sharing this information. We can’t seem to count on the Republicans to let us know just how bad and leftwing the UNC system is. If it wasn’t for you and Mike Adams we would have no reliable information. From what I read and hear, however, it seems that the leftists are still in firm control of the administrations and faculties at all the UNC system schools. Why aren’t the schools’ trustees doing something about this? It just seems to me that the trustees just keep giving in to all these crazy leftwing people. What can the average taxpaying citizen do if the Republican legislature and Republican trustees aren’t going to do anything? Should we form some kind of organization? What is the answer?

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      First… understand the differences between Trustees and Board of Governors. Being a “Trustees” is little more than an “honor” / “obituary enhancement” for supporting your alma mater with generous contributions over several decades. The last thing a Trustee wants to do is anything controversial. They rubber-stamp their Chancellors objectives.
      .
      If any change is coming it must come from the Brd of Governors under their new leadership. The BOG former leadership – Tom Ross & John Fennebresque was a joke. Hopefully the new leaders will be more effective.

  • Doug Reply
    1 year ago

    The latest twist from a few of my “friends” is the revelation that Spellings lacks an advanced degree. Is she being misunderestimated. 🙂

    • BobLee Reply
      1 year ago

      Cam Newton doesn’t have an advanced degree either… but “they” say he is WONDERFUL. I consider TBW’s “lack of an advanced degree” quite a positive in her favor.

      • Doug Reply
        1 year ago

        Who is TBW? Thanks.

        • BobLee Reply
          1 year ago

          ??? Where did I use that?

          • Doug
            1 year ago

            In your comment above. ” I consider TBW’s “lack of an advanced degree” quite a positive in her favor.”.

          • BobLee
            1 year ago

            TBW = “That Bush Woman”…. 🙂

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