Last year, I wrote a blog piece about a University colleague criticizing that colleague's actions and ideas (here). I am not generally known for subltely; I call it like I see it. This colleague - Professor Yahya Kamalipour - promotes himself in the public domain, speaks and writes prolifically for public consumption. In response to my criticism, Professor Kamalipour, along with Professor Fewer, have decided that my speech is "hate" speech and that I am a "bully". (See here).
Some things never change.
In this blog, I have posted public criticism of a public scholar, Dr. Kamalipour. This is well known, at least within the Purdue University Calumet community. Of course, anything I say or do is immediately attacked by other members of the University community. Thus, did the University community swing into action to protect the emminent scholar, Dr. Kamalipour.
There is hypocrisy all over academia when it comes to free speech and academic freedom. One only needs to see the "dis-invitations" this season to speakers. Kamalipour is the new standard; I am sad to say the President Mitch Daniels is going along with the silencing of conservative criticism.
Professor Yahya Kamalipour is apoplectic. He has been busy, along with Professor Colin Fewer, getting the Faculty Senate at Purdue University Calumet, as well as the Purdue Calumet Student Senate to issue resolutions against me.
Kamalipour has now become, after Mitch Daniels, the arbiter of what is proper to say, i.e. civil, and what is not, bullying. This from a man, Kamalipour, who has stated over and over his hatred for Jews.
Today the Faculty Senate at Purdue University Calumet will vote to show its continued support and legitimization of a racist faculty member, Prof. Yahya Kamalipour. Why is he racist? The simple answer is that Prof. Yahya Kamlipour supports the vilification of the Jews (historically, such vilification has led to Jewish death campus – but hey, never mind). How has he done this? By inviting the most racist and anti-Jewish speaker to our campus that one can possibly imagine. And his inability to comprehend the vile and heinous anti-Semitism represented by the speaker he invited to campus is simply breath-taking.
Now you need to worry about how academics treat issues of substance to Americans
On 9/24/13, I posted a blog about a planned presentation at Purdue University Calumet by a speaker who promotes and disseminates rank Jew hatred. While I made the University community aware of the anti-Semitic writings and caricatures promoted by said speaker (see a copy of email: Download University Email), there has been no response from anyone. Not a word. Not a single individual on the campus of Purdue University Calumet has come forth to condemn rank anti-Semitism.
How Jewish ideas and arguments are rejected by Purdue University's administration. Any Jewish students should really question if attending a university such as Purdue that acts openly against Jews should be one of their real choices.
On September 27, 2013, Mr. Mark Bruzonsky will give a presentation at Purdue University Calumet. The title of his presentation is: “America and the Middle East—So Many Wars, So Little Peace, WHY?" According to Purdue University Calumet's own advertising, Dr. Kamalipour was “instrumental in bringing Bruzonsky to Purdue Calumet" (here).
Go to the original blog to see the Antisemitic cartoons of the speaker that the administration of Purdue University is bringing to your local campus. The same people who we are told promote "peace" and "tolerance" and "understanding" just happen to argue that all of America's problems are caused by Jews and the Jewish conspiracy against America.
There have recently been a number of articles looking at Mike Pence as the dark-horse of GOP presidential politics. There seems to be little discussion that this is unlikely. An example of such a perception, of Pence as the "dark-horse" of GOP presidential politics, is the following article:
5 reasons Mike Pence might be the 2016 dark horse to watch | The Daily Caller.
I know the aricle has a number of qualifiers. They always do. But why consider him at all? There is even talk of former Governor Mitch Daniels being the GOP candidate. Both Pence and Daniels are political and personal friends and supporters. What is true of one slides right along with the other. He, Daniels, is President of Purdue University, establishing his credentials and biding his time for 2016. The idea for Daniels' run is his reputation as a cost cutter and, by 2016, his problems with his wife and marriage will be old history. Daniels, so the argument goes reestablish his credentials with his "new" developments in higher education, which would help Republicans in that arena.
Governor Pence is doing the same; but, in the Governor's seat rather than higher education. Both can in fact sit out the 2016 race and run in 2020, well employed and probably improving their positions. Although, I would argue that by 2020 they would not be in any better position. The problems they have today, as GOP candidates, will remain.
The question though is this all fantasy thinking on the part of the GOP or is there any real substance behind it. Mike Pence in his role as Governor of Indiana and Mitch Daniels in his role as a Big-10 university president, both entered their new positions espousing conservative and traditional values. One for the state level and the other for traditional and real higher education. Governor Mike Pence came in with, what he himself claimed, an uncompromising position of having a voter mandate to provide the taxpayers a 10% rebate on the total funds collected by the State. It did not happen. The conservative principle here is that the State was in too much of people's lives and there was a need to reign in the State of Indiana Government, somewhat on the Texas model. It did not happen. Although Pence's party had complete control of the Indiana House and Senate, he could not or would not make it happen. Partial principles are not principles.
Daniels did the same thing. He came in with a memorandum to the Purdue family full of desire to really bring higher education and its lack of constitutional rights into the principled life of the American Constitution. When he got some push back, he retreated or gave up. He even argued, in a column, that the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, FIRE, would give Purdue a green light on his new policies to constitutional protections. He said the measure of his success, just as Pence said the 10% rebate would be, is FIRE upgrade of Purdue's policy in regards to the First Amendment. So far, FIRE and the AAUP have only criticized his primary rejection of his own memo and his lack of defense of any rights. Why would any conservative vote for these individuals in a primary?
That is the problem with both of them. It is the usual talking a good game; but no substantive actions. There has been plenty of that seen with the current president. Pence and Daniels are showing that there is not a substantive difference in their actions. It is probably true that they both can show that they are better administrators and managers in government than the current president. That will not get an election won.
They also electorally do not bring anything to the table. Indiana will go to the GOP candidate in the presidential race. Neither Pence or Daniels can help with other states in improving the GOP electoral map. The GOP needs to do itself a favor and to stop looking for the "dark horses." The GOP needs to concentrate on its conservative principles and values to win -- which it can. They need to ensure that everyone understands that it is the conservative position that make most people Americans and it is why immigrants come to America in the first place.
Posted on September 23, 2013 at 02:29 PM in 2016 Presidential Politics, Academia, Current Affairs, First Amendment, Higher Education, presidential politics, Public Policy, Purdue University | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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Professor Kamalipour is a Muslim who has an ongoing relationship, paid for by Indiana Tax Payers with Tehran University. Not only was he born and spend most of his upbringing in Iran; he has continued to enjoy the support of the Iranian Mullahs and most anti-American Iranians, if not other Muslims with the equivalant agenda. Otherwise, how would it be possible for him to go back and forth between America and Iran without some one questioning his intention -- on either side of the equation.
The following is a direct quote from him, in a Muslim journal of the problems of the world.
"My realisation, as a person who has travelled to more than 50 countries, is that different societies are more alike than different. The more I travel the more I realise this fact. The need of the hour is to get along with one another and,make friendship, and networks based on mutual respect and under- standing. The cause of majority of existing global problems is mere ignorance."
He completely ignores the acts of Muslims in killing Jews and Christians. He is the justifier of Islamic hatred and death squads against women, Jews, Gays, Christians, and other infidels. He defends by his statements and actions the beheading and hanging in Iran of all Gays and Lesbians. He would seem to be a great supporter of the misogynistic beliefs of Islam. He never says otherwise. He never criticizes the actions of his fellow Iranians.
According to Prof. Yahya Kamalipour all the problems with Islam are just a matter of misunderstanding and have a moral equivalency to Christians and Jews. A stand which is at its core anti-American and yet still funded by American taxpayers. What he says in America is not what he can or does say in Iran. How will Iran deal with him if they knew that most of his American supporters were homosexuals. How will the middle-east Muslims interact with him because he has lied about his association with homosexuals, women, Jews, etc.
I do not fault these various groups. They are all good courageous people. It is Professor Kamalipour who continuous his fraud of advancing himself on the backs of the oppressed.
It is time that Hoosier tax payers informed Purdue University that there is a limit to anti-American behavior, even from academics.
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Agents went to the home in McLean on Tuesday night, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Brandon Montgomery said Thursday. Fairfax County police were called in to help.
Montgomery said the investigation is in the early stages. The two women who were removed from the home are from the Philippines, Montgomery said, but there has been no formal determination that they needed to be rescued.
Officials received a tip that alleged two workers were being held in circumstances that amounted to human trafficking, said John Torres, ICE's special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations in the Washington field office. But he declined in an interview Thursday to discuss the case in more detail.
To either support his own guilt feelings or to accommodate the gay marriage lobby or because of pressure from his son and/or his wife Republican Congressman Rob Portman has turned the meaning of marriage and libertarianism on its head. See the following confused explanation of his new stance:
Proud’ Dad Portman Flips to Support Gay Son on Same-Sex Marriage.
I cannot claim to know what is going on in Portman's head; but, I can evaluate what he says publicly and the policy stand he takes. The libertarian position can only be defined as one where the state has nothing to do with marriage. It would be fine and justifiable if he had taken that position and said that he had "re-thought" the question now that his son is at Yale and gay that state policy should say nothing about marriage. Here he would be saying that government should get out of any recognition of, or any involvement with, marriage. That would not be a stand for "gay marriage" or any definition of marriage. It would be saying that people should be allowed to live as they want and with whom they want to and it is not the state's business.
But, Portman does make it the state's business.
If the state is going to recognize marriage, from a conservative point of view (and a libertarian one), it can only be because the state recognizes some overwhelming state, or societal interest. These interests must at least be in the area of survival and/or national, i.e. state, security. Nothing here would lead someone, under any circumstance, to support "gay marriage." And neither can Representative Portman.
The state has for a long time recognized marriage as exclusively between one man and one women because of long standing historical and religious reasons. Today under this theory it would be legitimate to exclude "gay marriage" under conservative concepts; but not under libertarian ones. Libertarian concepts would at best say that there is no place for the state to be in the marriage definition business. There are many, many definitions of marriage. Why would one or two take precedence over all the rest?
This is Portman's betrayal and the lie presented by his son. It is also the lie which most gay activist present.
The only, and I mean only, reason that the state can justify in having an interest in marriage is national suicide as it relates to national security. There is nothing in being a conservative or a libertarian that requires an individual or a society to commit suicide. Therefore the one and sole state interest in marriage is the consequence of that coupling, which is more children. Only the increase in fertility, i.e. new babies, justifies and explains the state's interest in marriage. Under these principles, there would be greater justification for polygamy than there is from gay marriage. (All states have a greater justification for polygamy than gay marriage; although, there are other social problems with polygamy.)
All these couplings have minimal advantage or no advantage to fertility: gay marriage, bestiality, general fetishes, co-habitation, marriage to inanimate objects, etc. As a consequence, the state cannot and should not have anything to say, as far as policy, about these.
Portman, understandably as a bereaved father, has turned state policy on its head when it comes to gay marriage. He not only betrayed his principles; he also stood the conservative and libertarian cause on its head. There is no reason for him to continue in politics representing conservative/libertarian ideas.
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The Hoosier State Legislature is being asked to provide hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the State's universities. We, Hoosier taxpayers, and voters, are further asked to provide hundreds of millions of dollars through our tuition payments for our children at these very same universities.
Where is the so called representation by the Hoosier Legislature? I willing to be any amount of money that they do not have any idea of where the billions of dollars they give to higher education goes.
The State of Indiana has become a joke in higher education where the Bill of Rights is considered. There is the IUPUI public disaster,Purdue and Indiana Universities' embarrassment of action, Ball State University and Purdue Calumet civil rights lawsuits. Hoosier taxpayers should be ashamed at what university administrators are doing with the people's money.
By the way, the new freeze on tuition in West Lafayette for the next two years is a ploy to get Hoosier tax payers to fork over more taxpayer money. This is the university systems way to get back at Governor Mike Pence. Pence does not get his 10% tax reduction; but the universities get all the money they need.
The first thing I hear when someone reads about the new "fiscal cliff" tax bill is: "What do you mean there is additional spending in the bill?" That is right. Not only does it include pork barrel spending; but, also tax credits, i.e. cash, for the Democrat and Republican loved corporations. Read the following column to understand the slight of hand as to how it got in there:
Tim Carney: How corporate tax credits got in the 'cliff' deal | .
What should be understood is that this was not a surprise to President Obama or to the White House. They were part of the Halloween joke on the American citizens. This has to be, in all aspects, one of the saddest new years in American history. Americans have had sad new years but not where they were so badly betrayed by Congress.
The betrayal of the American public by its elected officials is huge and should start a recall, if not an impeachment process. The only individuals who can be counted as "innocent" of this betrayal are the members of Congress who refused to vote for the charade.
Obama is not one of them. The American people gotten taken by the worst lie, well one of them, by this president. (He just spent an additional $7 million to return to his Hawaii vacation.) When he auto-pen signed the bill, the White House released a "signing statement." It said that Obama did not agree with everything that he signed; but, naturally he did not specify what he did not agree with. This is the kind of cover that any low-life Chicago Style politicians uses to cover himself if needed.
One of the central facts that every American knows is that the problem with the American government is that it spends way beyond it means. This has not been doubted by most Democrat or Republican Americans. Much to each of their dismay, they find that the new bill which claims to reduce future debt and excessive spending will actually add $4 trillion dollars to the national debt, according to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next 10 years and increases spending by the government through credits and direct spending increases.
As is too often the case, when looked at in hind-sight it would have been far better for the American Government to be forced to go over the so called "fiscal cliff." This "too big to fail" perception has led us Americans to accept trillions of dollars in spending on dubious projects we would never have sanely acquiesce to. It is now time to call for an end. Sadly, since this had nothing to do with creating jobs, we are going to see the economy remain flat and most Americans remain out of work or in minimal wage jobs.
Thank you Democrat and Republican elected officials.
Posted on January 03, 2013 at 01:25 PM in Chicago politics, Current Affairs, Economic Development, Economy, End of America, Obama Presidency, Obama Presidency "Chicago Model", presidential politics | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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At this time of the year, I want to wish all my Christian friends and supporters the best of hope and peace during this Holy Day season and may you all have a happy and joyous Christmas season. I want all of you to think about what will really have consequences for Christians in the many future Holy seasons to come.
Read the following article to see what is the coming in the new year for many Christian communities whose only sin was being Christian and in Islamic countries.
Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East - Telegraph.
All of Christianity and its leaders have been telling you to be good in charity and be good to your fellow man. This is all a good thing, a very good thing. Christmas Holy season does call for charity upon the Christian flock.
But, the tough charity is the one that has risks and many times negative consequences to the charity giver. That is the charity promoting and protecting the existence of Christianity and free Christians in the lands of its origin, the Middle East. If that fight is lost, how well does anyone really believe Christianity will survive? Without a living history, which is what is being destroyed by Muslims, no religion can survive on "purified air" or "luft" as the Germans would refer to it.
It is now time for all G-d fearing people to make a stand against the end of Middle Eastern Christianity by Muslims so that they too can have a Merry Christmas for centuries.
Posted on December 25, 2012 at 03:00 PM in Anti-Religion, Christians, Current Affairs, End of America, Islamacism, Islamic Terrorism, Middle East, Obama and Middle East, Religion | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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