Have You Told UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp To Resign? Why NOT?

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Here is the flier circulating on UNC-Chapel Hill Campus about which Chancellor Holden Thorp HAS NOTHING to say!

Apparently to falsely label a Professor Emeritus in good standing as a White Supremacist and “suggest” neighbors and friends “contact him” at his home address is just ordinary campus rhetoric-all in good fun.

When the Professor *all in good fun* “suggests” he is a crack shot he is summarily reprimanded and removed as advisor to a student group!

Good Grief! The Chancellor of a major University no longer feels compelled to even go through the motions of impartiality any more!

He knows which side of the argument is “his” and he will defend it to the death of the last Professor on campus if necessary!

Remind Chancellor Holden Thorp that “civil discourse” is a multi-party process and fliers on campus which menace a Professor’s personal safety should be investigated as thoroughly as any off-the-cuff email remarks.

If the Chancellor of a TAX SUPPORTED University does not understand this he needs to resign immediately!

Background information from last week’s post for those of you who missed it:

University of Berserkley Chapel Hill Division Fires Pistol Packing Professor CLICK LINK HERE

Link to previous thuggery at Chapel Hill for those of you who missed it:

Michelle Malkin- Where Are The Adults At The University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill? CLICK LINK HERE

More links to help explain UNC’s civil discourse policy: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE

Send your expressions of outrage and dismay to Chancellor Holden Thorp email: holden_thorp@unc.edu
Suggested text:

Dear Chancellor Thorp;

Given the wretched state of security on the modern University Campus, marked by the Virginia Tech Massacre just two short years ago with a body count of 32 dead and 17 wounded and more recently (September 13th!!!!) the murder 4′11″ 90 pound Yale Graduate Student Annie Le it is barbaric of you to suggest a Professor be punished for his open and honest talk about the need for and necessity of competent personal protection.

May I remind you few things are more uncivil than being brutally murdered and stuffed into a cable duct inside a “secure” campus laboratory.

And of course, there is this example, ripped from yesterday’s headlines right on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Campus:

Eve Carson Murder Link:

http://johnjacobh.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/university-of-berserkley-at-chapel-hill-nc-murder-update/

I know not how you rose to the position you hold and I do not care.

You are unfit to define civil discourse and an embarrassment to contemporary society.

Resign sir; resign immediately.

Do it for the children.

A Disgusted American Taxpayer

University Of Berserkley (Chapel Hill Division) Fires Pistol Packing Professor

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“Thanks for your concern; I have a Colt 45 and I know how to use it. I used to be able to hit a quarter at 50 feet 7 times out of 10.”

Those were the words from Professor Emeritus Elliot Cramer to a student concerned about the Professor’s safety that prompted UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp to demand Cramer’s resignation as advisor to the Youth For Western Civilization Student Group.

Apparently discussions about prowess in matters of self defense are not protected speech in the enlightened corridors of North Carolina’s Taxpayer Funded Public Universities.

Send your expressions of outrage and dismay to Chancellor Holden Thorp email: holden_thorp@unc.edu

Suggested text:

Dear Chancellor Thorp;

Given the wretched state of security on the modern University Campus, marked by the Virginia Tech Massacre just two short years ago with a body count of 32 dead and 17 wounded and more recently (September 13th!!!!) the murder of 4’11” 90 pound Yale Graduate Student Annie Le it is barbaric of you to suggest a Professor be punished for his open and honest talk about the need for and necessity of competent personal protection.

May I remind you few things are more uncivil than to be brutally murdered and stuffed into a cable duct inside a “secure” campus laboratory.

I know not how you rose to the position you hold and I do not care.

You are unfit to define civil discourse and an embarrassment to contemporary society.

Resign sir; resign immediately.

Do it for the children.

A Disgusted American Taxpayer

LINK TO EMAIL PDF FILE CLICK HERE

Tantalizing Excerpt From News Article:

UNC chancellor asks advisor to step down

Saturday, September 19, 2009 | 8:51 PM CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) —

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp asked Professor Emeritus Elliot Cramer to step down Friday.
Cramer was retired from the university, but the campus group Youth for Western Civilization needed an adviser, so he stepped in.
According to the university, Cramer was asked to step down after he sent an inappropriate e-mail.
It all started when someone warned Cramer that fliers, with his home address, were circulating.

COMPLETE LINK TO STORY TEXT CLICK HERE

War On Olympus

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Once again Patriots, Conservatives, RKBAians, or whatever they call themselves this week step on their own neckties in pursuit of Nirvana.

Two of the earliest links I posted on my Blogroll when I first launched my little blog on the rough and roiling seas of the Internet 18 months ago were to David Codrea’s War On Guns Blog and the mega message board site Free Republic.

Heaven knows they have both been good to this little one oar rowboat blog especially when you consider I do not post cookie recipes to attract readership.

Now, alas, fisticuffs have broken out between these two favorite sites.

In many respects, they are equally matched.

Freepers, as they refer to themselves, are at best a wild and woolly bunch whose message board discussions can evoke images of barroom brawls as portrayed in a John Wayne Western.

(You know, the visiting Ingénue sits on the bar with a teapot as she waits for a chance to smash it on the head of an evildoer as they coast past her position while Granny knits quietly in the corner and trips everyone who comes within range)

And Codrea is a professional gun magazine writer whose online commentary frequently includes obscure sentences of the *We discussed that HERE(HTML Link) and HERE(HTML Link) and HERE(HTML Link) * variety leading readers through a rabbit warren maze of topics and references that would make Google proud.

So it is probably no surprise in a head -to-head collision confusion and incoherence will abound in all directions

In this particular case Codrea has managed to trigger Free Republic’s Legendary MODERATE-THEM-ALL-LET-GOD-SORT-THEM-OUT policy because of a dispute over some of his Examiner.com articles.

His claim? His Examiner.com articles are reprinted in their entirety on the Free Republic Website and as a consequence he is not properly compensated for his work product which is paid on a piece work viewer click basis. CLICK LINK HERE

A brief keyword search of “Codrea” reveals a somewhat mixed result. CLICK LINK HERE

About half a dozen Freepers have posted his columns over the past six months, most of them well within fair use guidelines. CLICK LINK HERE

In at least a few examples due diligent fair use is practiced almost to excess with one example generating nearly six thousand clicks with presumably handsome rewards for Mr. Codrea. CLICK LINK HERE

In other cases, confusion may be a direct result of Mr. Codrea’s own public pronouncements.

Free Republic maintains a excerpt feature as part of their post procedure. Why this excerpt feature is not universally applied to all posts is anyone’s guess. Nevertheless, if an author posts permission to reprint with attribution Freepers cheerfully reprint work product in its entirety and bypass the excerpt feature.

Here’s where the confusion begins. On HIS BLOG Mr. Codrea makes this statement: “All of my entries on this site are © David Codrea, but may be posted freely elsewhere as long as they are not edited without my consent, and attribution and a link to this blog are provided.” CLICK LINK HERE

Now is it possible a few of the more gung ho and somewhat naive Freepers (who are legion) find it difficult to distinguish between Mr. Codrea’s BLOG and his online published work for EXAMINER.COM? Especially since Mr. Codrea co-mingles his Examiner.com site with his blog and visa versa?

Yes, the sophisticated among us may smugly believe all Internet users are equally savvy and knowledgeable.

But if my own experience is any guide, every ignoramus is ignoramus in a completely different and unique fashion. At the end of the day a page click from a blog to a publication website is just another click indistinguishable from any other click

Nevertheless, as a result of all this confusion ALL Examiner.com articles are now blocked from the Free Republic Website.

Regardless of how well or how poorly they have been crossposted hundreds of conscientious Examiner.com writers can no longer communicate their ideas through the noise and fog of the Official Propaganda Press Corps Media to an audience eager to read their work because two sets of knuckleheads in two widely separate locations cannot come to terms as all good Capitalists should.

Normally AT THIS POINT I would scream…….but sadly, AT THIS POINT, I suffer from extreme scream fatigue because of the incessant nitwittery which surrounds me.

Can the party of the first part acknowledge the party of the second part may not be as skilled in the use of the Internet or have a Copyright Handbook available?

Can the party of the Second Part acknowledge long standing principles that date back to the Original Congressional Trademark, Patent and Copyright Act should be understood and practiced by Conservatives if no-one else? Repeat after me: DUE DILIGENT FAIR USE EXCERPT. It is not exactly rocket science.

Jeez, guys, if you cannot rule yourselves how will you deal with the Bolsheviks who eviscerate us all even as we cogitate? This nation was founded on the notion of protected innovation as a spur to development and prosperity. Does this really require a dunderhead Attorney Cease-And-Desist letter?

Maybe everything that has occurred in this little Donnybrook is all perfectly legal. But you know what? It still stinks. Color me exasperated.

Here is a thought: Why not thank the people who crossposted correctly and correct the people who crossposted incorrectly? Not nearly as much chaos with that effort, eh?

Oh, and my disclaimer? I hold no brief for Examiner.com, Free Republic, or David Codrea. My interest is solely in the preservation of the Republic and the pursuit of Liberty. A pox on all your houses when you undermine fundamental foundational precepts.

Keystone Cops Alive And Well In North Carolina

104 Agents, basically the size of a military company (100 men) and these guys just can not seem to maintain control over their weapons.

Their patrol rifles are stolen, their pistols are stolen and when directed to secure them with handcuffs, an agent shoots himself when he triggerlocks a loaded pistol.

Really, these guys qualify for the Gomer Battalion in any Army in the world.

Always remember and do not ever forget: Only Police And Military can be trusted with deadly dangerous firearms.

They do have good taste in weapons though!(Sig Sauer 552 Sport Utility Rifles ) Just remember to cuff’em Dano. It’s for the children!

Hysterical Excerpt:

ALE agents armed with assault rifles; 2 are missing
BY MICHAEL BIESECKER – Staff Writer

On July 20, the same day an agent in Charlotte reported that his handgun had been stolen out of his car, Chandler sent an e-mail instructing his officers to secure their side arms with handcuffs.

“The weapon shall be locked with the cable through the trigger guard,” wrote Chandler. “If the cable will not fit through the trigger guard … handcuffs should be locked around the weapon cable and the weapon should be covered so as to hide it.”

On Aug 24, ALE Special Agent Nelson W. Corthell accidentally shot himself in the hand at home in Hendersonville. The bullet lodged in his arm, according to his 911 call.

About two hours later, another e-mail was sent to all ALE officers.

“Whenever you secure a weapon using the issued cable lock or any other means (handcuffs, etc.) it is vital that the weapon be rendered safe by unloading it,” wrote Patrick Forbis, a special agent-in-charge in Elizabeth City. “This unloading should be done first prior to placing any security device on the weapon.”

LINK TO COMPLETE STORY CLICK HERE

Project Exile Exiled??

One Milwaukee Federal Judge has recused himself from cases which elevate street crime to Federal Offenses.

His recusal was triggered by a gun possession prosecution.

Is it possible the National Rifle Association’s insistence on enforcing existing Gun Control laws (rather than insist the Constitution be honored and criminals be convicted of criminal behavior) has had the unintended consequence of prison overcrowding?

The bad news? His is not necessarily a principled Constitutional stance, but more a pragmatic refusal to fill Federal Prisons with petty criminals so prosecutors can pad their resumes.

Just as pilots say any landing you leave in one piece is a good one, I will say any Judge who moves toward “governs best governs least” moves in the right direction.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Federal Judge Refuses To Take New Criminal Cases
by Erin Toner September 2, 2009

Robin Shellow, a criminal defense attorney in Milwaukee, says she has seen a growing concern among judges over the federalization of street crime.

Shellow says she has represented dozens of youths who were convicted of gun crimes and sent to prison for life.

“I think that has got to weigh heavily on judges who have been around for a long time and who are saying there’s got to be a better way,” she says.

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO COMPLETE STORY

Cops Shoot Fire Chief In Dispute Over Traffic Tickets

Heavens to Betsy! Just when you think things could not possibly get more idiotic, THEY DO!

I resolved to post only the most egregious Feral Cop stories after I contemplated posting two statutory rape cases from two different jurisdictions in one week.

Somehow, I now believe it impossible to limit Feral Cop stories in any way. They are too frequent, too outrageous and too, did I mention, idiotic?

Read this story.

A town with 174 residents where the last business was just shuttered has SEVEN Police Officers who spend all their time writing traffic tickets.

When the Fire Chief went to Court to complain he left on a stretcher with a .40 Caliber slug in his hip.

The DA says he will not prosecute the Officer. The Judge has resigned. The Mayor is unavailable. The Sheriff wants to know why all the money from the traffic tickets has disappeared.

Good Grief, television soap operas should be so lucky to have such a rich texture of farce in their daily broadcast.

Hysterical Excerpt:

Now the police chief has disbanded his force “until things calm down,” a judge has voided all outstanding police-issued citations and sheriff’s deputies are asking where all the money from the tickets went. With 174 residents, the city can keep seven police officers on its rolls but missed payments on police and fire department vehicles and saw its last business close its doors a few weeks ago.

CLICK LINK HERE FOR COMPLETE STORY