Sunday, December 21, 2014

David Clarke and Cop Haters - Obama, Holder, De Blasio

David Clarke is right.

The shameless race baiters have been fueling this fire.

What did they think would happen?

Two NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were assassinated by an "I Can't Breathe" type of guy, Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

Brinsley used hashtags, like #ShootThePolice, #RIPMikeBrown and #RIPErivGardner (Eric Garner).

From AP:

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

The suspect, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, wrote on an Instagram account: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," officials said. He used the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown.

Police said he approached the passenger window of a marked police car and opened fire, striking Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in the head. The New York Police Department officers were on special patrol doing crime reduction work in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
I agree that there's blood on many hands.

From FOX News:

The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn.

"There's blood on many hands tonight," Patrolman's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said late Saturday. "Those that incited violence on this street under the guise of protest, that tried to tear down what New York City police officers did everyday.

"We tried to warn it must not go on, it cannot be tolerated," Lynch continued. "That blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall in the office of the mayor."

Also on Saturday evening, video obtained by the New York Post showed several officers turning their backs on the mayor as he made his way down a hallway at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, where Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had earlier been pronounced dead. The Post also reported that earlier in the evening, de Blasio approached a group of officers outside the hospital and told them, "We're all in this together."
I understand Clarke's anger.

This anti-police narrative that local and national leaders, as well as the protesters across the country, have been pushing has deadly consequences.

Two good men are dead.

Hey, LeBron!

What t-shirt will you wear now?

Hey, Obama!

You think LeBron "did the right thing" by wearing an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt at a recent NBA game.

Proud of yourself?

What a disgrace!

Milwaukee County Supervisors joined the anti-police brigade when they wore "I Can't Breathe" t-shirts during a meeting.

That's right. Demonize the police, Milwaukee County Supervisors.

Of course, Obama, Eric Holder, Bill de Blasio, Al Sharpton, and those of their ilk did not assassinate the NYPD officers on Saturday afternoon.

One man did - Brinsley.

But it's undeniable that the irresponsible, reckless remarks and assorted stunts by Obama and crew have mattered, a lot.

I totally understand Clarke's reaction.

Winter Solstice

So beautiful!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

GAB: Probe of Wisconsin Conservatives

For months and months and months, Leftists have insisted that John Chisholm's "John Doe" investigation was legitimate.

Not so.

M.D. Kittle, Wisconsin Reporter, reveals some extremely disturbing activity by the Government Accountability Board.

Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to a previously sealed brief made public Friday.

The documents, from an updated complaint filed by conservative plaintiffs in a case against the GAB, appear to support claims that the campaign finance, ethics and election law regulator is a rogue agency. They also show that the GAB considered using the state’s John Doe law to investigate key state conservatives and even national figures, including Fox News’ Sean Hannity and WTMJ Milwaukee host Charlie Sykes.

..."[T]he public has learned for the first time, over GAB’s objections, that GAB set up a secret system of Gmail accounts for its staffers and the prosecutors who ran the John Doe. We also know that GAB hoped its ‘illegal coordination’ theory could even extend to allow it to subpoena media figures like Charlie Sykes and Sean Hannity."
The Leftists will stop at nothing when it comes to their attacks on conservatives.

Once again, Wisconsin's mainstream media fail to get THE story.

They cannot be trusted. They're pretty much worthless. They're propagandists, not journalists.

Cheryl Abbate Leaves Marquette

Cheryl Abbate, a graduate student and philosophy instructor, is leaving Marquette University.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

A graduate student teaching assistant is leaving Marquette University after being publicly targeted by a tenured professor for her response to a student who wanted to argue against gay marriage in her ethics class, according to a national blog for philosophy professionals.

Teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate will transfer next month to the philosophy PhD program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, after being accepted through an expedited admissions process, according to the Daily Nous blog for philosophy professionals maintained by Justin Weinberg, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

Several sources independently confirmed that Abbate received "vile" emails and threats of physical harm after Marquette associate professor John McAdams accused her in a Nov. 9 post on his conservative-leaning Marquette Warrior blog of "using a tactic typical among liberals now" with the student.

"Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed 'offensive' and need to be shut up," he wrote.

The McAdams blog post captured national media attention and international attention from widely divergent groups: largely conservative free speech advocates supporting McAdams' right to blog his opinions and a student's right to argue against gay marriage in a class, and professors and teaching assistants who criticized McAdams for publicly calling out a graduate student and exposing her to political labeling and public condemnation.

...Weinberg said in his Daily Nous blog post that he had corresponded with Abbate, and she passed on the following: "Although the past month has been a very difficult and distressing time for me, the support and encouragement I have received from philosophers around the world has made this all the more bearable.

"I would like to thank each and every individual who sent a personal message to me, sent a letter to the Marquette administration on my behalf, and/or signed one of the online statements of support. ... Please know that your messages made all of the difference to me and I am truly touched and inspired by the concern and kindness demonstrated by those who took the time to reach out to me."
Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is painting Abbate as a victim rather than as an abusive instructor engaging in the harassment of a student.

The reality is Abbate did not conduct herself properly as an instructor. Yes, she's a student as well, but she's also in a position of authority. She needs to be held accountable her actions.

It's no surprise that Herzog depicts McAdams as a cruel conservative, but it is disturbing that she seems to suggest that McAdams deserves blame for the "'vile' emails and threats of physical harm" Abbate received.


While the extreme negativity sent Abbate's way was totally out of line, the product of sick individuals, McAdams certainly cannot be held responsible for the actions of others.

McAdams appropriately revealed an incident on campus in a blog post. He didn't misrepresent what happened.

It was right for McAdams to inform the public, especially Marquette donors, about the utterly unacceptable assault on the free exchange of ideas in Abbate's classroom.

Marquette President Michael Lovell owes Marquette donors an explanation about why he failed to stand up for the student's right to engage in discussion that's in line with the Catholic Church. Why did he allow the student to be abused and silenced? Why is Lovell permitting McAdams to be harassed?

It's absolutely unacceptable.

I say that as a former donor.

I strongly urge other Marquette donors to withhold their support from the university.

Dontre Hamilton Protesters Shut Down I-43

Dontre Hamilton protesters are very excited!

They "shut down 43 going both ways!"

Woo hoo!!!

You know what?

You can't shut down the freeway.

If you do, you should be arrested. Period.

"Black lives matter."

Yes, they do. ALL lives matter.

If these Leftist protesters are so concerned about black lives, they should be protesting the leading cause of death of black Americans - abortion.

That won't happen. It would make too much sense.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Protests over the fatal police shooting of Dontre Hamilton produced mass arrests in Milwaukee for the first time Friday as demonstrators temporarily closed I-43 in both directions during the evening rush hour.

The Milwaukee County sheriff's office said late Friday that 73 adults and one juvenile were arrested. After the scene cleared at I-43, about 100 people picketed outside the Milwaukee Police Administration Building.

The protesters were calling for justice in the case of Hamilton — who was fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer during a confrontation at Red Arrow Park — and pledged to stay downtown until those who were arrested on the freeway were released.

Among the protesters outside the Police Administration Building were Dontre Hamilton's brother Nathaniel Hamilton and mother, Maria Hamilton.

"We're still peaceful," Nathaniel Hamilton said. "Nothing is burning. Nothing is torn down. No one's hurt. I don't want them to think being disruptive is being violent."
Sorry, Nate. This wasn't peaceful.

This was terribly dangerous.

No one's hurt? That's BS. Preventing people from getting where they need to be is serious.


Block John Chisholm's car or Tom Barrett's car. Do not block innocent people who have no power to give you what you want.

You really blew it, Nate. You went a protest too far.

ABORTED black lives matter.

Black ABORTED babies can't breathe.

Read Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's statement on the protests.
I want to alert the public of information that has come to our attention regarding the potential of disruptive tactics. A credible source has informed us that several anarchist groups led by outside persons, are gathering in the Milwaukee area to plan disruptive activities both before and after the decision by Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm regarding the Dontre Hamilton case. The information indicates that the groups have exploited the tragic situation involving the death of Mr. Hamilton, to destabilize daily activities of law-abiding citizens in public and private spaces open to the public. This includes the use of blockades on the interstate system and around other roadways to prevent law enforcement from responding quickly to emergency situations. These leftist groups use the tactic of hiding among legitimate peaceful protestors to conduct their illegitimate campaign.
I believe the anarchist loons are here waiting to exploit the situation.

Unfortunately, it appears that Nate and others are willing to join forces with them.

These people don't give a crap about justice.

Obama: 'Sony Made a Mistake'

Obama's latest lamest statement:

OBAMA: I think [Sony] made a mistake... I wish they had spoken to me first. I would have told them do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.

Oh, good grief.

So Sony should not have cancelled the Christmas Day opening of The Interview?


Obama says he's "sympathetic" about Sony's worries regarding "liabilities and this and that and the other."

What does that mean?

Would Obama have issued an executive order declaring Sony free of responsibility?

Exactly how would calling Obama have changed the way this played out?

Breitbart reports that Sony DID call the White House. Sony was in contact with the administration.

[Sony Pictures CEO Michael] Lynton reacted to Obama’s comment that he wished Sony had reached out to them. “We definitely spoke to a senior advisor in the White House to talk about the situation. The fact is, did we talk to the president himself? … The White House was certainly aware of the situation.”
That makes Obama really look like a buffoon.

Bottom line: The North Korean government was responsible for this cyberattack. Our government should respond.

Obama's Monday morning quarterback routine is thoroughly inadequate.

Obama and James Flacco

Our brilliant president...

If a Republican official called James Franco "Flacco," it would be grounds to doubt his ability to serve.

Of course, when Obama flubs up, it's OK because he's a genius.

Just ask Michael Beschloss how smart Obama is. He'll tell you.

How embarrassing!

Friday, December 19, 2014

North Korea Sony Hack: Pulling 'The Interview' Cowardly?

From ABC News:

The U.S. government has taken the big step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States.

In a rare, official statement issued today, the FBI said it "now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.”
So it's official.

North Korea leveled an attack against a private U.S. corporation and won.

What will Obama do about it?

Tell us to go to the movies.

The Hollywood elite and others are complaining that the opening of The Interview has been cancelled.

Hollywood Hits Twitter To Vent Anger About ‘The Interview’ Being Pulled

It's very easy to whine about giving in to terrorist threats when your involvement isn't much more than typing out 140 characters on Twitter.

I don't blame theaters for protecting themselves from liability.

Yes, Hollywood is folding. What's the alternative? Risk violence?

If the people complaining about giving in to terrorists are willing to pay damages if God forbid someone was killed or injured in an attack on a theater, if they would put their money where their mouths are, I would have more respect for their comments.

Yes, succumbing to a threat is not good.

What's the altenative in this case?

People will see the movie eventually. I have no doubt about that.

Marquette vs. McAdams Story: National

Expect Marquette University's abuse of Professor John McAdams to get more national attention.

It's outrageous treatment of a conservative professor for merely expressing an opinion in a reasoned manner is hard to overlook.

Yesterday on his radio program, Rush Limbaugh briefly mentioned the matter.

Today, The Right Scoop is posting and tweeting about Marquette banning the tenured McAdams from campus.

Marquette university professor “relieved of his teaching duties” over gay rights debate

FOX News is also covering the story.

Catholic university Marquette suspends professor over anti-gay marriage controversy

Actually, the controversy here is fundamentally about free speech and academic freedom.

Again, I stongly urge Marquette donors to withhold support from the university.

Jimmy Fallon: Allouez Abominable Snowman and Poodle

Jimmy Fallon highlighted this Wisconsin story in his monologue on Thursday night.

From FOX 11, WLUK:

Introducing herself as Bumble, FOX 11 found the woman dressed as an abominable snowman and her poodle, Blizzard, on Libal Street in Allouez.

Pictures of the duo have been shared this week across social media.

...When asked what she was doing walking the streets of Allouez, Bumble said she was visiting from Misfit Island.

Yes, the Misfit Island, near where you can find Santa, Yukon Cornelius and Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer.

“Bring joy, happiness,” said Bumble when asked why she was visiting Allouez.

...While Bumble gives out plenty of waves, and some hugs, she doesn’t have a lot to say. However, she did leave us with one lasting message.

“Love all, care about all, beyond holidays,” said Bumble.

We are honoring Bumble’s request to not reveal who she really is. As for Blizzard the poodle, it’s a show dog that normally goes by Andy when it’s not out walking with Bumble.
Here's video:

From Jimmy Fallon's monologue:

JIMMY FALLON: Did you see this video? This has gone viral today. A woman in Wisconsin -- oh, man, people are awesome -- a woman in Wisconsin has been going on walks with her dog, but she's dressed as the Abominable Snowman from the cartoon Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. This is real. She wants to spread holiday cheer, I guess. I don't know if it's working. Just watch. Here's what she had to say.

[Clip from WLUK.]

REPORTER, BEN KRUMHOLZ: Is there anything else you want to say to the people watching tonight?

BUMBLE: Love all, care about all, beyond holidays.

[End clip.]

FALLON: Anyway, sleep tight, kids. That's not gonna creep you out. Look at the dog was like, 'Help me.'

Krauthammer: Obama, Cuba, and Appeasement

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You mentioned Obama in '08.

Well, this is what he said in '08: 'I will maintain the embargo.'

And he said for precisely the reason that we have cited here today: 'It provides us with leverage to provide the regime with a choice. If you take significant steps towards a democracy, we will take steps to begin normalizing relations' - which is the consensus that the country has had for 50 years.

There was not an ounce, there was not an inch, there was a not a suggestion of an opening here. So, this is a contradiction.

It's about, this administration, that everywhere it meets a tyrant, whether it's Putin in Russia and we abandon the missile defense system in Eastern Europe and get nothing in return; we do a START treaty which is advantageous to the Russians and does nothing on our part; or with Iran where Obama refuses to support the revolution in 2009 and appears to be relaxing sanctions and giving away the store on nuclear weapons.

Is there no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease for nothing in return? If you get something in return, I'd be willing to listen. I haven't seen anything.
There is no tyrant or anti-American center in the world that Obama will not appease.

Activists Release Video: How Meat Products Are Eaten


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sony Hack: North Korean Government Responsible

North Korea attacked a U.S. interest.

From NBC News:

U.S. officials have concluded that the North Korean government ordered the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment — a breach that led to the studio cancelling the planned release of "The Interview" — and a U.S. official told NBC News that the country "can't let this go unanswered."

The officials told NBC News the hacking attack originated outside North Korea, but they believe the individuals behind it were acting on orders from the North Koreans.

"We have found linkage to the North Korean government," according to a U.S. government source.

An official said the U.S. is discussing what form a response could take, and couldn't detail what options the government has available.

The security breach embarrassed several high-profile Sony executives and led to the studio cancelling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that depicts a fictional assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
What will the U.S. response to North Korea's attack be?


North Korea and the rest of the world know Obama won't do anything.

North Korea's cyberattack worked. They won.

The Interview is not being released on Christmas Day.

I don't like that the studio and theaters buckled. However, I understand why they did. If the movie opened and there was an attack, they would be sued like crazy.

Before this North Korean hack, I wonder how many people would have been aware of The Interview. You can't buy this kind of publicity. It's guaranteed to be a hit, eventually.

In the meantime, we look helpless, because in this case, we are.

I don't know why Sony chose to use a real leader, Kim Jong-un, in the film. Joking about assassinating a real person is not a good idea.

Why not at least use a fictional nation and alter the leader's name to take a bit of the edge off, albeit very slightly, like in The Great Dictator?

It's interesting that commercials promoting The Interview are still running even though the opening is cancelled.

I just saw one, December 18, 2014.

Barack and Michelle: 'How We Deal With Our Own Racist Experiences'

Barack and Michelle Obama "open up" in an EXCLUSIVE interview in People, "The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences."

Their RACIST experiences?

"I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn't anything new."

In a 30-minute conversation, the president and Mrs. Obama candidly added their stories to the national discussion of race and racial profiling that was sparked by the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York.

"There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't hand them their car keys," said the president, adding that, yes, it had happened to him.

Mrs. Obama recalled another incident: "He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee."

Give me a break.

I'm white, and on several occasions I have been mistaken for a Target worker. Yes, for some reason, people think I work there and ask me for help.

I began making sure I didn't wear a red t-shirt when I shopped there to try to avoid the issue. It was a little odd, but I wasn't offended that a few people made that mistake.

It happend at Pier 1, too. A woman thought I worked there and asked me for help. Offensive? No. It was no big deal.

I don't think being mistaken for an employee is a "racist experience."

A family member relayed two incidents THIS WEEK of being mistaken for an employee, once at a Walgreens and once at a car dealership. At the car place, a man told him the coffee maker was malfunctioning and asked him to take care of it.

Was he offended? No.

Was he a victim of racism or sexism or some other "ism"? No.

I have more stories like this. This stuff happens.

Apparently when this happens to the Obamas, they like to define the mistakes as "racist experiences."

John McAdams: Michael Lovell and Marquette Fire Back

Marquette University has really stepped in it, BANNING a tenured political science professor from campus for writing a blog post reporting on a troubling incident in a Marquette class.

Yes, it's that extreme.

Time for some major damage control by Marquette University:

Marquette University statement on personnel review
Given that professor John McAdams has shared his personnel information on his public blog, we are sharing the following information:

Last month, Marquette University began reviewing both a concern raised by a student and a concern raised by a graduate student teaching assistant. While this review continues, professor John McAdams has been relieved of his teaching duties and other faculty duties. His salary and benefits will continue during the course of the review.

Our president has been very clear, including in a recent campus-wide letter, about university expectations and Guiding Values to which all faculty and staff are required to adhere, and in which the dignity and worth of each member of our community is respected, especially students.

“This is a matter of official policy, but it is also a matter of our values,” President Michael R. Lovell said in his letter to the campus community. “Respect is at the heart of our commitment to the Jesuit tradition and Catholic social teaching.”
If that's true, and "[r]espect is at the heart of [Marquette University's] commitment to the Jesuit tradition and Catholic social teaching," then Cheryl Abbate should be under investigation and banned from campus.

If university expectations and guiding values demand that the "dignity and worth of each member of our community is respected, especially students," then Abbate is in violation of official policy.

"Our values" -- Oh, please!

Lovell is not proving to be a very good leader, and I say that with all due respect.

Lovell noted that Marquette listens to any member of the campus community who expresses concerns alleging inappropriate behavior. As stated in our harassment policy, the university will not tolerate personal attacks or harassment of or by students, faculty and staff.
Accurately reporting an incident in a classroom does not constitute a "personal attack or harassment."

What Lovell is actually calling for is in reality a lack of accountability by students, faculty, and staff. On his personal blog, McAdams acknowledged and discussed something that occurred. Being truthful and honest, in a respectful manner, is not inappropriate behavior. It's not harassment. It's not a personal attack. Analyzing events is part of accountability. Students, faculty, and staff should not be shielded from responsibility for their actions under the guise of a "harassment policy."

Furthermore, Lovell is being shamelessly selective in his application of his university's harassment policy.

Abbate harassed a student. Why is her harassment permitted?

“To be clear, we will take action to address those concerns.” he said. “We deplore hatred and abuse directed at a member of our community in any format.”

Has Lovell read the blog posts by McAdams?

Lovell certainly can't be suggesting that McAdams engaged in any sort of hateful or abusive speech. If Lovell is suggesting that, I'd like him to be specific and cite the instances of alleged hate and abuse.

I would hope Marquette would "deplore hatred and abuse directed at a member of our community in any format." That's a good thing. But, in this case, I don't see how Lovell's statement applies, unless he's referring to Abbate's abusive charge that her student was being homophobic for simply stating that gay marriage policy is a topic worthy of discussion.

The university has protocols in place for students who have concerns related to academic matters or any other issues. Faculty members who express concerns alleging harassment may also refer concerns through standard channels of authority – an associate dean, dean of the college or the provost.
Clearly, Lovell is comfortable silencing a student and tenured professor, and banning the teaching of the Catholic Church from being mentioned in a Marquette classroom.

I wonder. Does Lovell deplore the "hatred and abuse" being taught by the Catholic Church? Is Lovell's position that Catholic teaching will not be tolerated on campus?

Those are straightforward questions that deserve clear answers.

At this point, I strongly urge Marquette donors to withhold their support from the university.

Of course, if you think censorship on campus, stifling academic freedom, and assaulting Marquette's Catholic identity are appropriate, then get out that checkbook.



From WISN: Marquette University professor suspended for something written in blog

From FOX6 News: Banned from campus: Marquette University associate professor "relieved of his teaching duties"

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Marquette Harasses John McAdams

This is unbelievable.

I am truly shocked that Marquette University has taken such extreme measures to punish Professor John McAdams for writing a blog post outlining an incident on campus.

Yesterday, McAdams shared an email from Dean Richard Holz:

Dear John:

The university is continuing to review your conduct and during this period--and until further notice--you are relieved of all teaching duties and all other faculty activities, including, but not limited to, advising, committee work, faculty meetings and any activity that would involve your interaction with Marquette students, faculty and staff. Should any academic appeals arise from Fall 2014 semester, however, you are expected to fulfill your obligations in that specific matter.

Your salary and benefits will continue at their current level during this time.

You are to remain off campus during this time, and should you need to come to campus, you are to contact me in writing beforehand to explain the purpose of your visit, to obtain my consent and to make appropriate arrangements for that visit. I am enclosing with this letter Marquette’s harassment policy, its guiding values statement, the University mission statement, and sections from the Faculty Handbook, which outline faculty rights and responsibilities; these documents will inform our review of your conduct.


Richard C. Holz, Ph.D. Dean


McAdams explains:

We wrote him back and asked what the charges against us are. He failed to respond. Since we have done nothing particularly controversial lately besides blog about the Philosophy instructor (one Cheryl Abbate), we have to assume that’s what it is about.

The fact that Holz sends the “harassment policy” suggests that somebody thinks that merely blogging about questionable conduct by a Philosophy instructor constitutes “harassment.”

...Whether Marquette officials really want to punish us for blogging, or whether they simply feel the need for a pro forma “investigation” of changes someone has brought, we don’t know. Either would be gross misconduct on the part of Marquette officials. Any attempt to censor our blog not only would violate the canons of academic freedom, but would reverse years of precedent, since we have been free to criticize things going on at Marquette for nearly ten years now. And an “investigation” constitutes a form of harassment. Any charges against us should have been summarily dismissed.

Marquette, in other words, has again shown itself to be timid, overly bureaucratic and lacking any commitment to either its Catholic mission or free expression.
To say I'm angry about this is an understatement.

Did Cheryl Abbate receive similar treatment for harassing her student?

Has she been told she is banned from campus, and if a visit is necessary she needs to contact Holz in writing to be granted permission?


It seems that Holz and the university are trying to make it very uncomfortable for McAdams to stay at Marquette. It appears there is an effort to get him to voluntarily move on. That would be a tremendous loss for the rudderless Marquette.

In a previous post, I voiced my concern about supporting an institution purporting to deal in the free exchange of ideas while actually engaging in censorship.

In the past few weeks, we must have received about a dozen phone calls from Marquette, obviously its annual appeal. It's a nightly call. One came in Monday evening and another yesterday. I expect the phone to ring again tonight. I assume Christmas Break (or is it "Winter Break"?) will soon end the annoyance.

In sum, Marquette really wants our money.


This Jesuit university is a joke. Catholic? I don't think so.

I'm ashamed of my connections to the university.

John McAdams has taught at Marquette for at least 30 years. And he's being treated like this, likely because of a blog post detailing a reality at the university???

This is absolutely unreal. It's inexcusable. It's shameful.

Where's Marquette's president, Michael Lovell, on this?

Is he still busy doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Jeb Bush: 'Actively Explore'

Jeb Bush announced yesterday that he will "actively explore."

From AP:

Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries.

Bush, the son and brother of Republican presidents, is the first potential candidate to step this far into the 2016 contest, and his early announcement could deeply affect the race for the GOP nomination.

...The 61-year old former two-term governor of Florida declared on Facebook he would "actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States."
"Actively explore."

As opposed to "passively explore"?

I don't think Jeb Bush should be automatically dismissed as a candidate because his father and brother served as president.

I also don't think he deserves to be considered worthy to be a candidate because his father and brother served as president.

He certainly wouldn't be my choice to be the Republican nominee.

Prediction: Jeb Bush will not be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

Pakistani Taliban Attack: 132 Children Dead

Where is the outrage?

What is this?

One hundred and thirty-two children went to school and didn't return home. They were slaughtered. Taliban monsters killed them.

From CNN:

"'God is great,'" the Taliban militants shouted as they roared through the hallways of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Then, 14-year-old student Ahmed Faraz recalled, one of them took a harsher tone.

"'A lot of the children are under the benches,'" a Pakistani Taliban said, according to Ahmed. "'Kill them.'"

By the time the hours-long siege at Army Public School and Degree College ended early Tuesday evening, at least 145 people -- 132 children, 10 school staff members and three soldiers -- were dead, military spokesman Gen. Asim Bajwa said. More than 100 were injured, many with gunshot wounds, according to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani.

The death toll does not include the terrorists who attacked the school, bursting into an auditorium where a large number of students were taking an exam and gunning down many of them within minutes, Bajwa said.

...Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurrassani said the militants scaled the school's walls around 10 a.m. (midnight ET), intent on killing older students there.

The Taliban had "300 to 400 people ... under their custody" at one point, said Khurrassani, whose group is called Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, or TTP. But Bajwa said there was no hostage situation, as the attackers' focus was shooting to kill rather than taking captives.
These "God is great" killers obviously aren't of the "lone wolf" variety.

Where is the concern that people might lash out and commit violence against Muslims because of this horrific slaughter?

Why no hashtag expressing solidarity with Muslims around the world in the wake of this terror?

I don't expect there to be a hashtag, like #illridewithyou, following these murders.

When children are executed, it's a bit harder for a lame hashtag to pick up steam. Better to just express sorrow.

Of course, there's sorrow; but that reaction alone won't stop the killers.

These extremists are evil. They commit heinous acts. It's what they do. Oh, well.

Scores of innocent children are dead. Oh, well.

Reserve your outrage for real evil ones -- the Americans, the torturers.

I hope you're upset that some enemy combatants were deprived of sleep while in U.S. custody. That's worthy of outrage.

Do you think the extremists responsible for slaughtering these school children would have spared them if Americans had been nicer?

The fact is these animals will continue to kill until someone stops them.

This strategy of waiting for radical Islam to spontaneously become moderate is unconscionable.

Here's Obama's statement on the slaughter:

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and loved ones. By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity. We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region.
The U.S. "condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack."


That will stop the Islamists. After that, they must be ready to give peace a chance. No more killing children and beheading journalists.