Friday Follies: Holder plays race card again while Brandeis, Dartmouth, Dropbox face the fascists

April 11, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder, Dartmouth and Brandeis, the fascist left demanding the head of Condoleezza Rice, and yet another Republican has his hypocrisy tattooed to his hip.

Yep, another week has passed and ”Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad.”

#5 Representative Vance McAllister, Louisiana Republican for a trifecta of wrongs:

  • Running as a family values conservative Republican only to be caught on camera in his own office tongue diving with a female staffer.
  • Actually being stupid enough to to tongue dive with a female staffer in your own office knowing you’re on camera
  • As of this writing, still not resigning after being caught on said office-cam tongue diving with female staffer.

It’s not that I give a flying finger of fate to McAllister’s attempt to perfect his tongue diving with a woman other than his wife, but I do care when politicians on either side of the aisle run on one thing and do another. Hypocrisy is hypocrisy. What McAllister does in his private life is his business but he was the one who ran for public office and made it our business.

The Democrat party is littered with the Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton types who no matter what they do are always forgiven because of the “contribution” they make to public life. (ie their inner circle just waiting for the next chance to rake in some dough.)

The Republican party is by no means a perfect party but on these types of issues it can draw a clear contrast. McAllister needs to go and he needs to go now.

#4 Dartmouth College spoiled little brat protestors for taking over the President’s office because in their dear little broken hearts, the university did not respond to their budget requests in a manner sufficient to them. From the Huffington Post article:

“None of those points are just thrown in there because we thought they should be there,” Jillian Mayer, a Dartmouth senior, said in a phone interview from Hanlon’s office. “People spent a lot of time building this Freedom Budget. I am not willing to prioritize certain things over others when all of these issues work towards the same goal.”

The Freedom Budget’s items include hiring more racial minorities as faculty, implementing more gender-neutral housing and bathroom options, banning the term “illegal immigrant,” evaluating the Greek system’s role in sexual assault, and harsher punishments for those who commit sexual violence.

Yep, gender neutral bathrooms and banning phrases that truly describe a situation are exactly the types of things that students should be demanding from an over $65k a year Ivy League university.

I guess every generation has to have its idiots so it might as well be this bunch and at least they’re half way across the country.

(Editor’s note: Technically this is a last week Folly but there was just too much to pack in and this one was just to toad-brained not to carry over to this week.)

#3 Dropbox protestorsEarlier this week, the cloud file storage company Dropbox announced it was naming Condoleezza Rice to it’s board of directors.

In the real world, that is seen as a prudent company bringing some of the best of the best talent it can to help guide it.

In the every increasing fascist living room of the political left these days it is a deed that must not go unpunished. Online outrage from the 21st century’s worst of the worst manifestations of the human condition is mounting and it is worth watching as to whether Dropbox will stand behind a purely rational and reasonable business decision or if it will cave like a Mozilla.

#2 Brandeis University – Speaking of the ever increasing fascism coming from American universities these days comes another story that in any sane and reasonable world would not even be a story.

The university was planning to give outspoken critic of Islam and women’s rights activist Ayann Hirsi Ali an honorary degree. A victim of Islam herself, (genital mutilation, arranged marriage and beatings) she wrote the film “Submission” to highlight the deplorable treatment of women in traditional Muslim countries and makes the point that the religion as it’s being run today isn’t interested in peace but is instead waging war against the west whenever and wherever it can.

Ali’s views reflect the facts as they stand and the truth before us but again, when it comes to the American university system, facts and truth flew the coup years ago.

From the Fox News story:

More than 85 of about 350 faculty members at Brandeis signed a letter asking for Ali to be removed from the list of honorary degree recipients. And an online petition created Monday by students at the school of 5,800 had gathered thousands of signatures from inside and outside the university as of Tuesday afternoon.

“This is a real slap in the face to Muslim students,” said senior Sarah Fahmy, a member of the Muslim Student Association who created the petition said before the university withdrew the honor.

“But it’s not just the Muslim community that is upset but students and faculty of all religious beliefs,” she said. “A university that prides itself on social justice and equality should not hold up someone who is an outright Islamophobic.”

Throw in that oh so intolerant terrorist front organization Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) demanding that such an affront to Islam be canceled and of course, the university caved and the offer to Ali has been withdrawn.

Ali’s treatment is bad enough but the Washington Post points out that Brandeis has a double standard on its honoray degrees noting that:

A few years back, Brandeis University awarded an honorary degree to Tony Kushner. This was controversial because Brandeis is a Jewish-sponsored (but non-sectarian) university that has historically had very close ties to Israel. Indeed, the university’s namesake, Justice Brandeis, led the American Zionist movement for some time. Kushner, meanwhile, was not only known for his hostility to Israel in general, but for making inflammatory statements such as “The biggest supporters of Israel are the most repulsive members of the Jewish community,” a direct insult to Brandeis’s many faculty, students, alumni, and donors who are strong supporters of Israel.

Despite objections, Brandeis went ahead with the award, with the university president explaining:

Brandeis bestows honorary degrees as a means of acknowledging the outstanding accomplishments or contributions of individual men and women in any of a number of fields of human endeavor. Just as Brandeis does not inquire into the political opinions and beliefs of faculty or staff before appointing them, or students before offering admission, so too the University does not select honorary degree recipients on the basis of their political beliefs or opinions.

But lest Brandeis stand alone as the pillar of intolerance this week, take a look at this little gem from a web posting by Abdullah Antepli praising the Brandeis action:

Thank God and to all those who were involved. The story took admirable turns after it became public. Brandeis’ community and friends of Brandeis turned this potentially disastrous and destructive scandal into an admirable and exemplary teaching moment for all. Numerous Brandeis faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and community members fiercely protested the University’s decision and demanded for it to be rescinded…………….

………..From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Brandeis University, President Frederick Lawrence and all others who are behind this exemplary moral act.

The man who wrote that is the Muslim chaplain and an adjunct faculty of Islamic Studies at none other than Duke University.

#1 Eric Holder – After getting a warranted and needed grilling by representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) over his continued stonewalling of Fast and Furious and the IRS debacle, Holder took to the refuge of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network the next day to imply that his (and Obama’s as well) treatment was due to his race:

The last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms even in the face, even in the face of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive adversity,” …“If you don’t believe that, you look at the way — forget about me, forget about me. You look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated yesterday by a House committee — has nothing to do with me, forget that. What attorney general has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What president has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment?”

I guess Holder never noticed all those of his party comparing George W. Bush to Hitler, or calling him a war criminal. And he obviously has never bothered to notice how Alberto Gonzalez, Janet Reno, Ed Meese, John Ashcroft and others were treated when they were in the hot seat before a hostile congress.

Holder’s not new to playing the race card, He’s done it before and he’ll do it again.

But he is right on one thing. America never has had an Attorney General be treated in the manner that he has. Never before has an Attorney General who has been held in contempt by the United States House of Representatives, who hides behind executive privilege on Fast and Furious, and who refuses to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the politicization of the IRS, been so propped up and supported by the main stream media.

Come to think about it maybe Holder’s right. Maybe this is all about race. I mean think about it. If it wasn’t for his race, there’s a better than average chance he’d already be in jail by now.

As always, thanks for reading, have a great weekend and I’ll see ya round the Corner.

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