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Complaints about violence and repression of free speech on campuses raises counter-claims about protests against the dominant side. But an important distinction to keep in mind is free speech vs. paid speech or, in the case of Angela Davis, expensive speech.

Here’s an example of anti-paid speech right wing activism from the Texas Tech Toreador school newspaper:

Angela Davis visit spurs controversy
By Amy Cunningham
News Editor Feb 8, 2015

As a part of the third annual African-American History Month Lecture Series this week, Texas Tech will host speaker Angela Davis at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium of the Museum of Texas Tech.

In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said.

The petition, available on change.org and the Tech College Republicans Facebook page, has a goal of 4,000 signatures. As of Sunday, the petition has 369 signatures.

Jurado said the petition was made to let the greater Tech community know how the money is being used.

“We’re hoping to bring light to the issue that Texas Tech is spending $12,000 for Angela Davis to come speak,” she said. “We just want to bring light to the issue and have people express their thoughts and tell us why they don’t agree with this expenditure.”

Davis is a professor emerita of history and feminist studies, according to a Tech news release.

In the 1970s, Davis was placed on the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, according to an article by The New York Times.

On August 7th, 1970, a shotgun purchased by Angela Davis two days earlier was used to murder a judge. The shooter apparently was a part-time bodyguard for Davis and brother of her Death Row boyfriend George Jackson. As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

Davis was acquitted of all three charges against her, which were murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy.

But Angela was eventually acquitted, so no harm, no foul. Or something.

Tech should not use public funds to host someone the community does not respect, Jurado said.

Carson Bonner, an undeclared sophomore from Houston and fundraising chairman of the Tech College Republicans, said the organization created the petition because they are against the use of Tech’s money, not Davis herself.

So … campus Republicans peacefully petition against the Paid Speech of spending $12k to bring an elderly Communist (who perhaps got some cops murdered — she was, however, acquitted!) to Texas Tech.

It appears that the petition was ignored and Angela Davis got her 12 grand from Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX.

 
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  1. As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?

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    • Replies: @Shitposter
    Steve's probably thinking about Stalin, but I really can't find evidence that he actually said it, or his famous "One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic."

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouCantMakeAnOmelette

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Misattributed
    , @Eustace Tilley (not)
    I took your subtle hint and looked at the Lenin quotes at Wikiquote. I did not see the "omelet" quote.
    , @MBlanc46
    I believe that the line, or something like it is in Koestler's "Darkness at Noon".
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    I think Steve is referring to this infamous OSS double agent.
    , @TheJester

    "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs."
     
    Evidently, Reichsminister Hermann Goering said it:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=FNAYDQAAQBAJ&pg=PT104&lpg=PT104&dq=nazi+you+can%27t+make+omelettes+without+breaking+eggs&source=bl&ots=9YVOS65MqG&sig=QRlK3bq5Sz6VH63SXwA_tOrUX-E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ1Mzp2brTAhVFJCYKHU_xBaQQ6AEIMjAD#v=onepage&q=nazi%20you%20can't%20make%20omelettes%20without%20breaking%20eggs&f=false
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  2. 12,000 for one speech? That sounds pretty bourgeois to me!

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  3. Don’t you just love how 70s era leftist terrorism has been so effectively memory-holed? Oh, and the terrorists in question even get to give speeches at respectable academic institutions (and get paid for it to boot,) if they are not tenured academics themselves of course. Now that’s what you call a successful march through the institutions! Take notes, kids.

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    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @BB753
    I always point out that fact to anybody who denies that the Left won and took over all the institutions in the 70's. They played dirty but they won. So Murray is a nazi while Angela Davis is a national treasure.
  4. A sensible solution would be to have the individual student groups pay for their own speakers, so no one can complain about having their student fees go to speakers they don’t like. But then again, radical speakers, like Angela Davis, wouldn’t be able to collect their ten-thousand dollars for promoting social justice.

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    • Replies: @res
    Getting someone else to pay for their crusade (monetarily or otherwise) seems to be a key aspect of "social justice."
    , @Anonymous
    Yes. And in much the same way, let minority privilege groups on campuses - Black Student Unions, MEChA, etc. pay their own way- pay for their magnificent dorms, pay for their speakers, pay for their own events- the way that Frats have been expected to do all along, instead of expecting the student body writ large to pay (or their parents), the majority of whom are white or Asian and demonized for the fact that they and their ancestors were brighter and worked harder.

    Its truly obscene for a white person who didn't have a damn thing to do with the fact that a minority failed to perform as well, to be expected to pay for privileged treatment for that minority, while being harassed and blamed for their failure, by the minority and the administration which coddles them.

  5. “As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?”

    Answer: 1796 in English, from French, on ne saurait faire d’omelette sans casser des œufs (1742 and earlier), attributed François de Charette.

    This François de Charette was a Communist avant la lettre.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans extends the metaphor: https://twitter.com/TimmermansEU/status/855081649083699201

    Frans Timmermans @TimmermansEU Apr 20

    The future o/t world is diversity. To fight diversity is like trying to unscramble scrambled eggs
     

    , @Patrick Harris
    Unless there's another Charrette I don't know about, the guy was a die-hard royalist.
  6. Must really bug these old-school commies to see what the next-gen commies like the Clintons and Obamas pulled down for their pay-off for service to the struggle.

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  7. Don’t student newspapers regularly report how much the university pays each invited speaker? For example, how much is Berkeley paying Ann Coulter to come and speak? It’s not like this is secret information.

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    • Replies: @Alfa158
    Apparently some of it is secret. She is getting $20,000 of which $17,000 is being paid by Young Americans for Freedom, but I can't find who is paying the other $3,000. Might be the Berkeley Young Republicans? Maybe it is a well to do supporter who is putting up the $3K, but in secret to protect their safety and career? Also Universities set aside money from student fees to pay for speakers, and authorized campus groups usually get budgets from that pool for activities and speakers.
    It beggars the imagination that a university administration would ever elect to pay Ann to speak if they could stop it.
  8. @inertial
    As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?

    Steve’s probably thinking about Stalin, but I really can’t find evidence that he actually said it, or his famous “One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic.”

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouCantMakeAnOmelette

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Misattributed

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    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    but I really can’t find evidence that he actually said it
     
    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. I wasn't there to listen to Stalin. Were you?
  9. It was 1964, Paul Krassner was paid ( I do not know how much ) to give a speech on a fine spring evening at PSU.
    From various points of view either the speech or the pick-ups afterwords were a success, for various definitions of success.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krassner

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  10. @inertial
    As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?

    I took your subtle hint and looked at the Lenin quotes at Wikiquote. I did not see the “omelet” quote.

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Eustace Tilley (not):

    I would sworn that it was Lenin, but it looks like I was wrong.
  11. @JohnnyD
    A sensible solution would be to have the individual student groups pay for their own speakers, so no one can complain about having their student fees go to speakers they don't like. But then again, radical speakers, like Angela Davis, wouldn't be able to collect their ten-thousand dollars for promoting social justice.

    Getting someone else to pay for their crusade (monetarily or otherwise) seems to be a key aspect of “social justice.”

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  12. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    But Angela was eventually acquitted, so no harm, no foul. Or something.

    Cut her some slack, Steve. It’s not like she called an obnoxious black female comedian ugly on Twitter or something.

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  13. The Liberal idea of ‘free speech’: Anyone we deem to be about HATE is not allowed to speak in any way at any time; and everyone must pay for the speakers we deem to be about anti-hate.

    Open-minded, tolerant, egalitarian Liberals always accuse those they hate and/or see as inferior of the very things they are guilty of.

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  14. On January 17, 1970, Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette were charged with murdering a corrections officer, John V. Mills, who was beaten and thrown from the third floor of Soledad’s Y wing[11] This was a capital offense and a successful conviction could put Jackson in the gas chamber. Mills was purportedly killed in retaliation for the shooting deaths of three inmates by Miller, the previous year. Miller was not convicted of any crime, a grand jury ruling his actions to be justifiable homicide.[12

    Davis saw Jackson for the first time when she attended his pre trial hearing and started writing to him. it was like was like Tracy Ulmans death Row romances, with the added twist of a judge having the shotgun she bought taped to his neck and his head blown off..

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Yep, she should have been in jail a long time ago. She was paid by my alma mater to speak many years ago. I wrote and told them they should expect no more money from me, and they have gotten nothing since.
  15. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    You do have to admit that it’s sort of funny that they picked, of their own volition, a criminal to speak for Black History Month, though.

    If he wasn’t in prison, I would’ve suggested Mumia abu-Jamal instead.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    I'm somewhat surprised that BHO didn't pardon Mumia abu-Jamal, considering that he is a political prisoner and sheit. Just cause he shot a wounded popo in the head doesn't make him a bad guy, you feel me?
  16. @inertial
    As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?

    I believe that the line, or something like it is in Koestler’s “Darkness at Noon”.

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  17. Not just the judge, but 10 other people were killed as well. And the*&^%#*&^# was charged with all sorts of conspiracies to murder. And she was aquitted by a jury of White liberal idiots.
    She ended up where else????? Vice president in charge of communist agitation and crapola at UC Santa Cruz. That’s where several black panthers who weren’t murdered by their friends got PHDs in god only knows what.

    Davis’ Mother was heavily involved in fundraising for the 1930′s CPUSA via the Scottsboro Boys defense fund and she was sent north to be raised by what else??? Quakers another communist front.

    She’s older than I am but they have exhumed her and she’s paraded around colleges as an example of how much a strong minority woman can achieve with the support of liberals and old communists. I always extremely disliked her. All the blacks, Jews and liberals in the Bay Area just worshipped her when she helped kill those 11 people in the Marin county shootout.

    It was around that time that I learned exactly how much liberals, commies, feminazis, blacks and Jews hate us White American Goyim. Millions were spent on her defense, most contributed by the usual suspects.

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  18. @inertial
    As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?

    I think Steve is referring to this infamous OSS double agent.

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  19. @Sean

    On January 17, 1970, Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette were charged with murdering a corrections officer, John V. Mills, who was beaten and thrown from the third floor of Soledad's Y wing[11] This was a capital offense and a successful conviction could put Jackson in the gas chamber. Mills was purportedly killed in retaliation for the shooting deaths of three inmates by Miller, the previous year. Miller was not convicted of any crime, a grand jury ruling his actions to be justifiable homicide.[12
     
    Davis saw Jackson for the first time when she attended his pre trial hearing and started writing to him. it was like was like Tracy Ulmans death Row romances, with the added twist of a judge having the shotgun she bought taped to his neck and his head blown off..

    Yep, she should have been in jail a long time ago. She was paid by my alma mater to speak many years ago. I wrote and told them they should expect no more money from me, and they have gotten nothing since.

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  20. This used to piss me off as a student. My part of the student activities budget paid the rent (and much more) for a constant parade of ’60s leftists like Davis and Chomsky plus, for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren’t funny.

    If there was a speaker from the right either they didn’t get anything for the speech or speaking fees were paid directly by the conservative group on campus who did the invite. Then the administration would charge us thousands for security, something nobody on the other side had to pay for.

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    • Replies: @anon
    for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren’t funny.

    OT: This may be dating me, but my very first day at college, I was treated to a free preformance by Sandra Bernhardt. I only went because I didn't really know who she was, except for from Roseanne, and it was free.

    Not only was she not funny, but by the end of the show, she was so drunk or high or whatever that she wasn't even coherent, just singing little songs to herself and making lame comebacks to the many people in the audience heckling her. Nearly everyone walked out.

    One fat girl seemed to like her, though.

    And that is the story of the time I saw Sandra Bernhardt at college.

    , @Jim Don Bob
    As Mark Steyn so well said on Tucker Carlson's show last night. security concerns are the new shut up.

    https://www.steynonline.com/7761/security-is-the-new-shut-up-again
    , @Tracy
    God love ya for using the word "comedienne." Even though the bitches weren't funny.
  21. Guess who’s delivering this year’s CUNY commencement address:

    One of the ringleaders of the recent Hissy Fit Women’s Marches: Islamic triumphalist Linda Sarsour: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/20/taxpayer-funded-college-hosts-radical-commencement-speaker-with-ties-to-terror-group/

    This country is now several giant steps beyond Weimaresque, slow decline having accelerated, propelled by its Globali$t Open Border$ $ellout E$tabli$hment’s hefty shoves, down history’s Greasy Slide.

    Anyone know how many taxpayer dollars Sarsour will rake in for her CUNY commencement spiel?

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Auntie, watch when you type. The "t" key and "y" are next to each other. Unless you meant CUNY.
  22. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Don't student newspapers regularly report how much the university pays each invited speaker? For example, how much is Berkeley paying Ann Coulter to come and speak? It's not like this is secret information.

    Apparently some of it is secret. She is getting $20,000 of which $17,000 is being paid by Young Americans for Freedom, but I can’t find who is paying the other $3,000. Might be the Berkeley Young Republicans? Maybe it is a well to do supporter who is putting up the $3K, but in secret to protect their safety and career? Also Universities set aside money from student fees to pay for speakers, and authorized campus groups usually get budgets from that pool for activities and speakers.
    It beggars the imagination that a university administration would ever elect to pay Ann to speak if they could stop it.

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  23. A criminal communist invited to a college in Buddy Holly’s hometown???
    How?!? Wha…..???

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  24. Thanks for bringing this to light. The next time I get a call from Tech asking for a donation, I’ll be able to give the poor student on the other end of the call an earful about how university monies are being spent. I’ll do it gracefully, but make it clear that my wallet will be closed until someone from the opposite end of the spectrum is invited and paid the same amount.

    Since I worked from 5:00 to 8:00 pm three of my four years in school, I wasn’t able to attend too many guest lectures. I remember hearing Harvey Cox, a Harvard theologian, speak about his book, The Secular City.

    This is almost too much for this Red Raider to bear; first a losing football season, then the basketball team failing to make the tournament, and now a card carrying Communist being paid out of school funds to excrete her vile hate.

    At least our chess team finished second in the country and our meat judging team won the national championship. Thin gruel indeed!

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  25. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @tsotha
    This used to piss me off as a student. My part of the student activities budget paid the rent (and much more) for a constant parade of '60s leftists like Davis and Chomsky plus, for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren't funny.

    If there was a speaker from the right either they didn't get anything for the speech or speaking fees were paid directly by the conservative group on campus who did the invite. Then the administration would charge us thousands for security, something nobody on the other side had to pay for.

    for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren’t funny.

    OT: This may be dating me, but my very first day at college, I was treated to a free preformance by Sandra Bernhardt. I only went because I didn’t really know who she was, except for from Roseanne, and it was free.

    Not only was she not funny, but by the end of the show, she was so drunk or high or whatever that she wasn’t even coherent, just singing little songs to herself and making lame comebacks to the many people in the audience heckling her. Nearly everyone walked out.

    One fat girl seemed to like her, though.

    And that is the story of the time I saw Sandra Bernhardt at college.

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  26. Had Lubbock changed from the Lubbock I know from Buddy Holly documentaries? This tidbit suggests no.

    “On May 9, 2009, Proposition 1, which expanded the sale of packaged alcohol in Lubbock County, passed by a margin of nearly two to one, with 64.5% in favor. Proposition 2, which legalized the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants county-wide, passed with 69.5% in favor.”

    Startling incongruence, that’s all.

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  27. Conservative speakers are not paid, but are instead charged security fees.

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  28. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?"

    Answer: 1796 in English, from French, on ne saurait faire d'omelette sans casser des œufs (1742 and earlier), attributed François de Charette.

    This François de Charette was a Communist avant la lettre.

    Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans extends the metaphor: https://twitter.com/TimmermansEU/status/855081649083699201

    Frans Timmermans @TimmermansEU Apr 20

    The future o/t world is diversity. To fight diversity is like trying to unscramble scrambled eggs

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  29. @Auntie Analogue
    Guess who's delivering this year's CUNY commencement address:

    One of the ringleaders of the recent Hissy Fit Women's Marches: Islamic triumphalist Linda Sarsour: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/20/taxpayer-funded-college-hosts-radical-commencement-speaker-with-ties-to-terror-group/

    This country is now several giant steps beyond Weimaresque, slow decline having accelerated, propelled by its Globali$t Open Border$ $ellout E$tabli$hment's hefty shoves, down history's Greasy Slide.

    Anyone know how many taxpayer dollars Sarsour will rake in for her CUNY commencement spiel?

    Auntie, watch when you type. The “t” key and “y” are next to each other. Unless you meant CUNY.

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  30. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    "As another great Communist said, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

    Umm, who?"

    Answer: 1796 in English, from French, on ne saurait faire d'omelette sans casser des œufs (1742 and earlier), attributed François de Charette.

    This François de Charette was a Communist avant la lettre.

    Unless there’s another Charrette I don’t know about, the guy was a die-hard royalist.

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    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    About the omelets-and-egg-breaking saying, Patrick Harris writes, "Unless there’s another Charrette I don’t know about, the guy was a die-hard royalist."

    Yeah, you're probably right; I just was looking for an excuse to use the phrase avant la lettre (which I learned from Steve Sailer); i.e., Charrette was a Communist before the term "Communist" even existed.
  31. “On August 7th, 1970, a shotgun purchased by Angela Davis two days earlier was used to murder a judge. ”

    The US was a very violent place in 1970 with the ‘secret’ war in Cambodia reaching a peak. Nixon, Kissinger et al got a slap on the wrist for that or no punishment at all. So I don’t see why there is so much shock that someone not employed by the US government committed blood crimes and was not severely punished.

    It is also annoying that college ‘conservatives’ want to reignite old wars they are barely able to understand even while failing to conclude the myriad of current wars and importing worse criminals than Angela Davis from South America. I have to wonder what it is said conservatives are trying to conserve?

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    • Replies: @Hhsiii
    Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1944 and raised there. Not surprising that she turned radical.
  32. @anon
    You do have to admit that it's sort of funny that they picked, of their own volition, a criminal to speak for Black History Month, though.

    If he wasn't in prison, I would've suggested Mumia abu-Jamal instead.

    I’m somewhat surprised that BHO didn’t pardon Mumia abu-Jamal, considering that he is a political prisoner and sheit. Just cause he shot a wounded popo in the head doesn’t make him a bad guy, you feel me?

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    • Replies: @FPD72
    The president has no authority to issue pardons for state crimes, only federal offenses.
  33. @tsotha
    This used to piss me off as a student. My part of the student activities budget paid the rent (and much more) for a constant parade of '60s leftists like Davis and Chomsky plus, for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren't funny.

    If there was a speaker from the right either they didn't get anything for the speech or speaking fees were paid directly by the conservative group on campus who did the invite. Then the administration would charge us thousands for security, something nobody on the other side had to pay for.

    As Mark Steyn so well said on Tucker Carlson’s show last night. security concerns are the new shut up.

    https://www.steynonline.com/7761/security-is-the-new-shut-up-again

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  34. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    I took your subtle hint and looked at the Lenin quotes at Wikiquote. I did not see the "omelet" quote.

    Eustace Tilley (not):

    I would sworn that it was Lenin, but it looks like I was wrong.

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  35. @Shitposter
    Steve's probably thinking about Stalin, but I really can't find evidence that he actually said it, or his famous "One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic."

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouCantMakeAnOmelette

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Misattributed

    but I really can’t find evidence that he actually said it

    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. I wasn’t there to listen to Stalin. Were you?

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  36. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @JohnnyD
    A sensible solution would be to have the individual student groups pay for their own speakers, so no one can complain about having their student fees go to speakers they don't like. But then again, radical speakers, like Angela Davis, wouldn't be able to collect their ten-thousand dollars for promoting social justice.

    Yes. And in much the same way, let minority privilege groups on campuses – Black Student Unions, MEChA, etc. pay their own way- pay for their magnificent dorms, pay for their speakers, pay for their own events- the way that Frats have been expected to do all along, instead of expecting the student body writ large to pay (or their parents), the majority of whom are white or Asian and demonized for the fact that they and their ancestors were brighter and worked harder.

    Its truly obscene for a white person who didn’t have a damn thing to do with the fact that a minority failed to perform as well, to be expected to pay for privileged treatment for that minority, while being harassed and blamed for their failure, by the minority and the administration which coddles them.

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    • Replies: @JohnnyD
    @Anonymous,
    I agree. Unfortunately, there would be a show trial for any college president who tried to fight back against the BLM and SJW activists on his campus. Just look at what happened to those two poor professors/administrators at Yale who merely suggested that students just ignore "offensive" Halloween customes.
  37. @Jim Don Bob
    I'm somewhat surprised that BHO didn't pardon Mumia abu-Jamal, considering that he is a political prisoner and sheit. Just cause he shot a wounded popo in the head doesn't make him a bad guy, you feel me?

    The president has no authority to issue pardons for state crimes, only federal offenses.

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    You are correct, but the law never stopped BHO from doing what he wanted. See Cuba, dreamers, etc.
  38. In his book Chutzpah Alan Dershowitz told a story about Angela Davis. Hedid pro-bono work for her when she was charged with murder in California. Angela, a member of the US communist party, was traveling to the Soviet Union to receive some kind of award for her humanitarian work. Derschowitz wrote a letter asking her to say a few words about Jewish prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union. Their crime was trying to immigrate to Israel. At the time the Soviet Union had an official policy of preventing immigration of its Jews to Israel, mostly as a political favor to Arab client-states.
    Davis’s secretary called back to Dershowitz that she (Davis) wouldn’t her personal clout with the Soviets to help the Jewish prisoners because “They were Zionist fascists and opponets of socialism.” Page 81.

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Alert the Anti-Defamation League! I am sure they will hound Angela until she has no public standing!
  39. @Gerry Simpson444
    In his book Chutzpah Alan Dershowitz told a story about Angela Davis. Hedid pro-bono work for her when she was charged with murder in California. Angela, a member of the US communist party, was traveling to the Soviet Union to receive some kind of award for her humanitarian work. Derschowitz wrote a letter asking her to say a few words about Jewish prisoners of conscience in the Soviet Union. Their crime was trying to immigrate to Israel. At the time the Soviet Union had an official policy of preventing immigration of its Jews to Israel, mostly as a political favor to Arab client-states.
    Davis's secretary called back to Dershowitz that she (Davis) wouldn't her personal clout with the Soviets to help the Jewish prisoners because "They were Zionist fascists and opponets of socialism." Page 81.

    Alert the Anti-Defamation League! I am sure they will hound Angela until she has no public standing!

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    • Replies: @Alden
    ADL, AJC and other Jewish groups paid her way through college and contributed most of the money for her defense in the Marin county shoot out trial.
  40. This post reminded me of an incident that occurred in Utah about a decade ago. The student government of Utah Valley University booked Michael Moore as a speaker. They spent $55,000 to bring him to the school despite an explicit limit on paying more than $50,000 for a guest speaker (they justified it by claiming his $5,000 in travel costs were a separate expense). The conservative community erupted. The Left had a field day claiming that conservatives were a bunch of fascists merely for not wanting to pay from mandatory student expenses to hear a rabid leftist talk. A local filmmaker, with money from groups like the Center for American Progress, even made a documentary about it.

    Moore came to their town, gave his speech, collected his money that had been extracted unwillingly from the students, all without violence or bloodshed.

    Conservatives are fascists when they object to paying for speech we disagree with. Leftists are well-meaning patriotic citizens for violently objecting to speech they neither have to subsidize or listen to.

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    • Replies: @Marty T
    Solution seems to be for Texas state government to get involved. They pay for these schools. Prohibit funds to be spent for leftist speakers, and defund all ethnic and gender studies departments. GOP has tons of power across the country, it's time to use it.
  41. In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said.

    This incredibly convoluted paragraph may technically meet the style guidelines of the school newspaper, but the editor should be shot on sight for letting it go through. It’s about as back-to-front you can get without resorting to writing Chinese in Hebrew.

    If Rebeca Jurado said something, quote her. If her quote makes no sense, don’t pretty it up and then imply that she said the pretty version. Her point of origin has nothing to do with what she is purported to have said. Neither does her major. If that information is important, there’s your next paragraph: pre-written for your convenience.

    (I googled the byline, and the writer is the editor of The Daily Toreador. Awkward and hard-to-follow isn’t a mistake at the Toreador, it’s policy!)

    Jamming all of that information into a single paragraph–indeed, a single sentence–could be construed as political bias by either side of Disgruntled Americans who can and will lose track of commas when they’re applied via shotgun.

    Miss Cunningham misread her Journalism 101 class, and tried to cram every salient fact into the first three paragraphs while completely missing the story.

    What? How much is Angela Davis being paid? The article implies $12K, but that’s just to “host the speaker.” That can include $300 Uber fare from a prior gig in Dallas and $11.66K in overtime for union janitors. Not knowing the Angela Davis speaking fee is a story in and of itself, by this metric.

    Who? Who invited Angela Davis to speak? Somebody kicked off this $12K budget line item. Who is Angela Davis, and why do we care to spend the aforementioned $12K to have her speak?

    TL;DR:
    The writer of the article is the editor of the paper and is interested in public relations.

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    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Demeter Last, in addition to all the content deficiencies of the one-sentence paragraph you analyze, its mode of expression makes it needlessly hard to read.

    Do newspaper editors enforce a rule specifying the word order "..., A said" (the name of speaker, then the verb "said") in preference to the inverted word order "..., said A" (the verb "said", then the name of the speaker)? My impression is that editors prefer the uninverted subject-verb word order over the inverted verb-subject word order. But sometimes the inverted word order helps the reader by making it clear who is who. Here's an example:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said. ==UNQUOTE==

    Here, the reader will get the impression that the invited speaker is Rebeca Jurado, and will not be disabused of this false impression until reaching the very last word of the sentence, "said". Look how much easier this sentence is to parse with inverted word order:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, said Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman. ==UNQUOTE==

    Do schools of journalism ever even discuss this issue of inverting the word order for sake of clarity and ease of reading? Even if they don't, I hope reporters and editors discover this easy disambiguation trick on their own.
  42. Fringy Trivia for the Opera & Jug per Nickel Luvin’ Sailer:

    Angela Davis is an uber- silent partner in Brown Estate Vineyards , which is the first and only Black-owned estate winery in Napa.

    They produce a jammy decadent, and high octane robust – but overpriced – Zinfandel that quite often muscles its way to nation’s fine dining wine lists,due to its affirmative action exotica background.

    Few years ago, a good friend of mine was personaly “encouraged” by a couple of influential and well-to-do colege professors/vino aficionados to add Brown’s meritageish flagship Chaos Theory to his restaurant Captain’s Wine Selection …

    That’s how I learned about Davis’ involvement and Social Justice Added Value that goes with every ordered case of Brown Family’s vino.

    The Brown & Red Bourgeois, Flack Catching Society of Fake Rebels is an unfortunate Who-Whoming Reality we all live in.

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  43. @Anonymous
    Yes. And in much the same way, let minority privilege groups on campuses - Black Student Unions, MEChA, etc. pay their own way- pay for their magnificent dorms, pay for their speakers, pay for their own events- the way that Frats have been expected to do all along, instead of expecting the student body writ large to pay (or their parents), the majority of whom are white or Asian and demonized for the fact that they and their ancestors were brighter and worked harder.

    Its truly obscene for a white person who didn't have a damn thing to do with the fact that a minority failed to perform as well, to be expected to pay for privileged treatment for that minority, while being harassed and blamed for their failure, by the minority and the administration which coddles them.

    ,
    I agree. Unfortunately, there would be a show trial for any college president who tried to fight back against the BLM and SJW activists on his campus. Just look at what happened to those two poor professors/administrators at Yale who merely suggested that students just ignore “offensive” Halloween customes.

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  44. @FPD72
    The president has no authority to issue pardons for state crimes, only federal offenses.

    You are correct, but the law never stopped BHO from doing what he wanted. See Cuba, dreamers, etc.

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  45. @George
    "On August 7th, 1970, a shotgun purchased by Angela Davis two days earlier was used to murder a judge. "

    The US was a very violent place in 1970 with the 'secret' war in Cambodia reaching a peak. Nixon, Kissinger et al got a slap on the wrist for that or no punishment at all. So I don't see why there is so much shock that someone not employed by the US government committed blood crimes and was not severely punished.

    It is also annoying that college 'conservatives' want to reignite old wars they are barely able to understand even while failing to conclude the myriad of current wars and importing worse criminals than Angela Davis from South America. I have to wonder what it is said conservatives are trying to conserve?

    Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1944 and raised there. Not surprising that she turned radical.

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    • Replies: @Alden
    At age 14 she was sent north. She lived with an extremely hard left Quaker family and absorbed communism as well as black causes. She was promoted in national news as the great feminist communist black hope even before she got her PHD.
    It helped that she was pretty and well spoken, just like Obama.

    The same forces who spotted her at 12 are the same forces who spotted Gloria Steinem and a generation later Obama.

    I'm sure more are coming along the pipeline to continue the fight against evil Whitey for the rest of the century.
  46. @tsotha
    This used to piss me off as a student. My part of the student activities budget paid the rent (and much more) for a constant parade of '60s leftists like Davis and Chomsky plus, for some reason, feminist stand-up comediennes. Who weren't funny.

    If there was a speaker from the right either they didn't get anything for the speech or speaking fees were paid directly by the conservative group on campus who did the invite. Then the administration would charge us thousands for security, something nobody on the other side had to pay for.

    God love ya for using the word “comedienne.” Even though the bitches weren’t funny.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    If the female comedian is a "comedienne" why aren't female lesbians "lesbiennes"?
  47. @Patrick Harris
    Unless there's another Charrette I don't know about, the guy was a die-hard royalist.

    About the omelets-and-egg-breaking saying, Patrick Harris writes, “Unless there’s another Charrette I don’t know about, the guy was a die-hard royalist.”

    Yeah, you’re probably right; I just was looking for an excuse to use the phrase avant la lettre (which I learned from Steve Sailer); i.e., Charrette was a Communist before the term “Communist” even existed.

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  48. “So … campus Republicans peacefully petition against the Paid Speech of spending $12k to bring an elderly Communist (who perhaps got some cops murdered — she was, however, acquitted!) to Texas Tech.”

    Similar to campus Democrats who peacefully petition using the services of change.org. And there was no incident at Texas Tech. Imagine that, an audience that consisted of those on the left and right–read peaceful liberals and conservatives, NOT radicals–who engaged in civil discourse. Those damn moderates and cucks!

    Now, had this man decided to attend the actual event and put into action his rhetoric, would you and others dismiss the man as merely being an “outside influence”?

    https://gruntworksmedia.com/2017/04/19/a-message-to-antifa-from-an-american-infantryman-iron-mike

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  49. @Demeter Last

    In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said.
     
    This incredibly convoluted paragraph may technically meet the style guidelines of the school newspaper, but the editor should be shot on sight for letting it go through. It's about as back-to-front you can get without resorting to writing Chinese in Hebrew.

    If Rebeca Jurado said something, quote her. If her quote makes no sense, don't pretty it up and then imply that she said the pretty version. Her point of origin has nothing to do with what she is purported to have said. Neither does her major. If that information is important, there's your next paragraph: pre-written for your convenience.

    (I googled the byline, and the writer is the editor of The Daily Toreador. Awkward and hard-to-follow isn't a mistake at the Toreador, it's policy!)

    Jamming all of that information into a single paragraph--indeed, a single sentence--could be construed as political bias by either side of Disgruntled Americans who can and will lose track of commas when they're applied via shotgun.

    Miss Cunningham misread her Journalism 101 class, and tried to cram every salient fact into the first three paragraphs while completely missing the story.

    What? How much is Angela Davis being paid? The article implies $12K, but that's just to "host the speaker." That can include $300 Uber fare from a prior gig in Dallas and $11.66K in overtime for union janitors. Not knowing the Angela Davis speaking fee is a story in and of itself, by this metric.

    Who? Who invited Angela Davis to speak? Somebody kicked off this $12K budget line item. Who is Angela Davis, and why do we care to spend the aforementioned $12K to have her speak?

    TL;DR:
    The writer of the article is the editor of the paper and is interested in public relations.

    Demeter Last, in addition to all the content deficiencies of the one-sentence paragraph you analyze, its mode of expression makes it needlessly hard to read.

    Do newspaper editors enforce a rule specifying the word order “…, A said” (the name of speaker, then the verb “said”) in preference to the inverted word order “…, said A” (the verb “said”, then the name of the speaker)? My impression is that editors prefer the uninverted subject-verb word order over the inverted verb-subject word order. But sometimes the inverted word order helps the reader by making it clear who is who. Here’s an example:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said. ==UNQUOTE==

    Here, the reader will get the impression that the invited speaker is Rebeca Jurado, and will not be disabused of this false impression until reaching the very last word of the sentence, “said”. Look how much easier this sentence is to parse with inverted word order:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, said Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman. ==UNQUOTE==

    Do schools of journalism ever even discuss this issue of inverting the word order for sake of clarity and ease of reading? Even if they don’t, I hope reporters and editors discover this easy disambiguation trick on their own.

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    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    Does a bear shit in the woods? Of course they (J-Schools) do this and understand exactly the points you have made and convey same to their understudies.
  50. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    OT, but there is a Sailerworthy subtext:

    She’s under the poz-gas, but there is some nascent IQ there, and she just eventually might figure out which end is up. And let’s face it: if she wants to really rebel, we are the people her parents warned her against. She’d be an asset on our side if turned. (She doesn’t need to hold a job, her parents are stinking rich, and therefore could be tough to coerce: it’s like holding tenure.)

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    @Tracy
    God love ya for using the word "comedienne." Even though the bitches weren't funny.

    If the female comedian is a “comedienne” why aren’t female lesbians “lesbiennes”?

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  52. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Demeter Last, in addition to all the content deficiencies of the one-sentence paragraph you analyze, its mode of expression makes it needlessly hard to read.

    Do newspaper editors enforce a rule specifying the word order "..., A said" (the name of speaker, then the verb "said") in preference to the inverted word order "..., said A" (the verb "said", then the name of the speaker)? My impression is that editors prefer the uninverted subject-verb word order over the inverted verb-subject word order. But sometimes the inverted word order helps the reader by making it clear who is who. Here's an example:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman, said. ==UNQUOTE==

    Here, the reader will get the impression that the invited speaker is Rebeca Jurado, and will not be disabused of this false impression until reaching the very last word of the sentence, "said". Look how much easier this sentence is to parse with inverted word order:

    ==QUOTE== In response, the Tech College Republicans have created an online petition against Davis speaking at Tech to prevent the university from spending $12,000 to host the speaker, said Rebeca Jurado, a senior political science major from Mexico City, Mexico, and Tech College Republicans chairwoman. ==UNQUOTE==

    Do schools of journalism ever even discuss this issue of inverting the word order for sake of clarity and ease of reading? Even if they don't, I hope reporters and editors discover this easy disambiguation trick on their own.

    Does a bear shit in the woods? Of course they (J-Schools) do this and understand exactly the points you have made and convey same to their understudies.

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  53. @Wilkey
    This post reminded me of an incident that occurred in Utah about a decade ago. The student government of Utah Valley University booked Michael Moore as a speaker. They spent $55,000 to bring him to the school despite an explicit limit on paying more than $50,000 for a guest speaker (they justified it by claiming his $5,000 in travel costs were a separate expense). The conservative community erupted. The Left had a field day claiming that conservatives were a bunch of fascists merely for not wanting to pay from mandatory student expenses to hear a rabid leftist talk. A local filmmaker, with money from groups like the Center for American Progress, even made a documentary about it.

    Moore came to their town, gave his speech, collected his money that had been extracted unwillingly from the students, all without violence or bloodshed.

    Conservatives are fascists when they object to paying for speech we disagree with. Leftists are well-meaning patriotic citizens for violently objecting to speech they neither have to subsidize or listen to.

    Solution seems to be for Texas state government to get involved. They pay for these schools. Prohibit funds to be spent for leftist speakers, and defund all ethnic and gender studies departments. GOP has tons of power across the country, it’s time to use it.

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  54. @Selvar
    Don't you just love how 70s era leftist terrorism has been so effectively memory-holed? Oh, and the terrorists in question even get to give speeches at respectable academic institutions (and get paid for it to boot,) if they are not tenured academics themselves of course. Now that's what you call a successful march through the institutions! Take notes, kids.

    I always point out that fact to anybody who denies that the Left won and took over all the institutions in the 70′s. They played dirty but they won. So Murray is a nazi while Angela Davis is a national treasure.

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  55. The obvious retort over the years: where’s the fucking omelet?
    Don’t know who first said that.

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  56. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Alert the Anti-Defamation League! I am sure they will hound Angela until she has no public standing!

    ADL, AJC and other Jewish groups paid her way through college and contributed most of the money for her defense in the Marin county shoot out trial.

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  57. @Hhsiii
    Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1944 and raised there. Not surprising that she turned radical.

    At age 14 she was sent north. She lived with an extremely hard left Quaker family and absorbed communism as well as black causes. She was promoted in national news as the great feminist communist black hope even before she got her PHD.
    It helped that she was pretty and well spoken, just like Obama.

    The same forces who spotted her at 12 are the same forces who spotted Gloria Steinem and a generation later Obama.

    I’m sure more are coming along the pipeline to continue the fight against evil Whitey for the rest of the century.

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