It was ISIS Gone Wild Week at College Insurrection.
Cross posted at Legal Insurrection…
The pro-ISIS, anti-Israel movement had itself quite a week on college campuses.
- Harvard Arab Weekend Features Panel on the BDS Movement
- BDS Activists at UCLA Try to Shut the Press Out of Upcoming Vote
- UCLA Student Government Passes Anti-Israel BDS Resolution
Feminists and rape culture activists had a tough week.
- Speaker Critical of Rape Culture Causes Protest at Brown
- Brown University Students Can’t Handle a Debate About Rape Culture
- Oxford Debate on Abortion Cancelled After Feminist Complaints and Threats of Protest
Whatever you say, ladies.
- U. Tennessee Drops the Word “Lady” from Women’s Sports
- U. Delaware Paper Will No Longer Use ‘Lady’ When Reporting Women’s Sports
It was a big week for politics in higher ed.
- George Washington U. Law Professor Jonathan Turley – Obama Amnesty Tearing at Fabric of Constitution
- Concordia U. Student Looks at Loretta Lynch Nomination
- U. of Maryland Student Explains Why a Republican is State’s New Governor
- Franklin and Marshall student fisks Dartmouth “scholar’s” tasteless query to Rick Perry
It seems like there’s a whole lot of cheating going on too.
- 43 Dartmouth Students Accused of Cheating – in an Ethics Class
- Duke University Launches Investigation of Alleged Cheating in Computer Science Class
And what is going on at Yale?
- Doctor Removed From Yale Medical School After Sexual Harassment Finding
- Yale School of Medicine’s Task Force on Gender Equity Launches
All leftism, all the time.
- Economics Profs Claim Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich
- Elon University Replaces the Word “Freshman” With “First-Year” to Celebrate Diversity
- In Preparation for Ferguson Verdict, Saint Louis University Gives Students Protesting Tips
- Catholic Loyola University student govt’ considers ‘gender neutral’ restrooms
Hint: The answer is no.
Higher ed bubble update.
- University Of Southern Maine Students Take Over Trustees Meeting to Protest Cuts
- Teachers Union now demanding free tuition for teachers
Philanthropy from the No Spin Zone.
Hypocrisy at Harvard?
And finally, stupid news.
It’s time for a music break.
Stay with this song for at least 45 seconds.
SON VOLT – WINDFALL
There are two more songs below that somehow fit the mood.
Democrats lost control of the Senate and the House (again) earlier this month, but you’d never know it from the way they’re acting right now. Progressives are high-fiving each other over a new Benghazi report which still doesn’t reveal the deceptions Obama and Hillary used by blaming the attack on a YouTube video.
They’re also really excited about Obama’s bold new power grab on immigration this week.
They’re dreaming. They’re in denial.
Ed Morrissey at The Week…
The Democrats are in denial — and they have been for months
n the aftermath of an unexpected and gargantuan setback of any kind, the first response is usually denial. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross lists that as the first of five stages of grief in her seminal study, On Death and Dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Kubler-Ross at first narrowly applied that process to the reaction of the terminally ill to their prognosis, but later found that it applied to any catastrophic personal or professional loss.
Democrats and President Barack Obama suffered a huge professional loss this week. And they are most definitely in denial about it.
Dems lost control of the Senate. They watched the GOP extend its majority in the House, governors’ mansions, and state legislatures. The extent of these losses may take weeks or months to absorb for the White House and its allies on the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
But the denial stage didn’t start on Tuesday night. It started months before, or perhaps two years earlier, after Obama won a narrow re-election over Mitt Romney and learned the wrong lessons from it.
The Republicans who won this month won’t be sworn in until January and Democrats are having their last hurrah.
Allow them their indulgence. The real ramifications of 11/4/14 aren’t coming for months but when they do, reality is going to set in. Fast.
Do you remember when the media was absolutely giddy over Sarah Palin’s emails in 2011? I’m not exaggerating when I say there were airplanes full of reporters flying to Alaska to scour Sarah Palin’s emails for any dirty or damaging morsel they could find.
The Washington Post actually encouraged public crowdsourcing of the emails…
Read the Palin e-mails
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Flash forward to today. Right now.
New Lois Lerner emails have been recovered…
30,000 missing emails from IRS’ Lerner recovered
Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever.
The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) informed congressional staffers from several committees on Friday that the emails were found among hundreds of “disaster recovery tapes” that were used to back up the IRS email system.
“They just said it took them several weeks and some forensic effort to get these emails off these tapes,” a congressional aide told the Washington Examiner.
The IRS, in a statement provided to the Examiner, said the agency and IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is fully cooperating with the investigation.
“As Commissioner Koskinen has stated, the IRS welcomes TIGTA’s independent review and expert forensic analysis.” The IRS statement said. “Commissioner Koskinen has said for some time he would be pleased if additional Lois Lerner emails from this time frame could be found.”
Will thousands of so-called journalists descend on the IRS demanding the opportunity to examine Lois Lerner’s emails? Will the Washington Post ask readers to help them dig for dirt on Lerner?
If not, why?
Sarah Palin committed no crime other than being a conservative woman. Lois Lerner has been implicated in using the power of the IRS to stifle the First Amendment rights of thousands of Americans and conservative Tea Party groups.
Surely, the media will investigate these newly found Lois Lerner emails more aggressively than they looked into Palin’s emails. Right?
After watching Obama’s address tonight, I have to agree with Allahpundit…
Obama’s words were an insult to the Constitution and offensive to all Americans, especially people who came to the United States legally. By the way, was it my imagination or did he suggest that all immigrants are fruit pickers and maids? I have a feeling the left would have something to say about that if someone like President Romney had said it.
I’m not going to get into the nuts and bolts of Obama’s plan, there are pundits on TV who get paid to do that, but I will say this. It’s not going to work.
If you’re angry about Obama’s plan, take heart in this. It will not work.
I don’t think Obama even thinks it will work. The only reason he did this is because his base needed some red meat to help them get over the ass-kicking they took in the midterms.
Consider the paperwork and man hours required to carry out Obama’s plan. There aren’t enough government workers to carry it out. It’s mathematically impossible.
Anyone who believes they can benefit from Obama’s plan might as well also believe that Obamacare is free.
Don’t get me wrong, Obama’s plan and his speech tonight were outrageous and maddening on many levels.
But like his 2008 resume, they’re as thin as the paper they’re printed on.
Obama is about to set a precedent that Democrats will someday regret…
President Obama to announce executive action on immigration Thursday
President Obama said in a video that he will lay out his proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration system Thursday and will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday.
“Tomorrow night I’m going to be announcing here from the White House some steps I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system,” Obama said in a video posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.
“Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken.
No, actually… we don’t.
Obama wants you to believe that his amnesty plans are based on helping people and our supposedly broken immigration system. That’s a lie. Obama is doing this for purely political reasons.
In 2010, Americans were concerned about jobs and the economy but Obama wanted to pass Obamacare. The people elected more Republicans to congress than any time since the early 1900’s to stop him. His response? Fuck you, I’m doing it anyway.
Now is no different.
Americans don’t want what Obama wants and they voted overwhelmingly to give control of the senate to Republicans this month. Most people are still mostly concerned with the economy and jobs. Most Americans are not concerned with immigration.
Obama’s response? Fuck you, I’m doing it anyway.
His fans are trying to say this amnesty push is no different than what Reagan did in the 1980’s.
That’s also a lie.
Reagan signed a bill that was sent to him by congress.
Obama is – as liberals are so fond of accusing Bush – going it alone.
Unfortunately for the low information Obama cultists, he has no authority under the Constitution to create law, a point he himself has made on numerous occasions. His reasons are personal, cynical and like all things on the left, purely political.
Any Democrat, Progressive or Liberal who doesn’t speak out now will be barred from criticism when this precedent is used by a future Republican president.
You won’t like what’s going to happen but you know what we’ll say?
Democrats love to re-write history and their loyal fans in the media let them get away with it all the time but Elizabeth Warren’s claims that GOP policies were catastrophic cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.
I’m responding to two articles which are getting a lot of attention right now.
This piece by Lucy McCalmont of Politico…
And this piece by Daniel Strauss of Talking Points Memo…
Earth to Democrats…
YOU caused these problems. YOUR policies wreaked havoc on America’s economy. YOU are responsible for the problems we currently face.
YOU were the ones who used the power of government to force banks to give home loans to people who YOU knew couldn’t afford to pay them back.
Ron Fournier of National Journal sees the writing on the wall…
It’s amazing how Michael Ramirez can say more in a cartoon than a writer can say with words.
Is your blood pressure a little low tonight?
Here’s some follow up reading from Sean Davis at The Federalist…