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Controversial UIC professor denied emeritus status

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They have no problem hiring a known terrorist but they voted against giving the scumbag emeritus status?



University of Illinois denies Bill Ayers emeritus status - chicagotribune.com

In a very unusual move, University of Illinois trustees Thursday denied giving emeritus status to controversial retired professor William Ayers.

The vote, at a U. of I. board meeting in Urbana, was unanimous and came after a passionate speech by board chair Christopher Kennedy, who invoked the 1968 assassination of his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, in saying that he was voting his conscience.

The other trustees, without comment, also voted against the appointment.

Ayers, the Vietnam War-era radical, had been an education faculty member at UIC since 1987. He retired effective Aug. 31 and then sought the emeritus faculty status, a largely honorific title that includes some benefits such as library privileges.
 

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They have no problem hiring a known terrorist but they voted against giving the scumbag emeritus status?



University of Illinois denies Bill Ayers emeritus status - chicagotribune.com

In a very unusual move, University of Illinois trustees Thursday denied giving emeritus status to controversial retired professor William Ayers.

The vote, at a U. of I. board meeting in Urbana, was unanimous and came after a passionate speech by board chair Christopher Kennedy, who invoked the 1968 assassination of his father, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, in saying that he was voting his conscience.

The other trustees, without comment, also voted against the appointment.

Ayers, the Vietnam War-era radical, had been an education faculty member at UIC since 1987. He retired effective Aug. 31 and then sought the emeritus faculty status, a largely honorific title that includes some benefits such as library privileges.
If there was true justice the headlines should have been BILL AYERS DENIED PAROLE or CLEMENCY
 

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Phew. To think that man almost had library privileges...
 

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Ayers served his time in jail, yes?

So then why is this a problem, I dont see a reason to call him a terrorist. Is he currently engaged in any violent activities?
 

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Ayers served his time in jail, yes?

So then why is this a problem, I dont see a reason to call him a terrorist. Is he currently engaged in any violent activities?
yeah it would be almost as unfair as calling Ted Bundy or Charlie Manson murderers or Ivan Boesky a scam artist
 

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Some people will forgive anything.

Ayers was, is, and always will be a scum bag.

He's not the least bit sorry for his terrorist ways. He wears them like a badge of honor.

And like so many other Communists/Socialists/Marxist radicals he's close to the Amateur in Chief Obama.

I seriously wonder what color the sky is in the fantasy world of so many Obama Disciples, because they has no relationship with reality.

They think it's cool to have terrorists and total wackos visiting the other Radical in the White House.

So sad, because when the Shtuff hits the fan it will be evenly spread all over them too and they either can't wait to wallow in it, or they're just too busy day dreaming about unicorns and butterflies to car about themselves or their children and their children who's future is being hocked by the "Trifecta of Doom Obama, Pelosi, Reid," and of course the rest of the cast of ne'er-do-wells in Congress.

And those who still think Obama is their Savior.
 

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Oh come on, Ayers just dedicated a book to the man that shot his father. Whats the big deal?

/sarcasm


The better question is how did that piece of trash get to be a professor in the first place?
 
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I'm sure Ayers is really crying about that money he wasn't going to get as the "title" has about as many benefits as a pimple on Truth Detector's neck.
 

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yeah it would be almost as unfair as calling Ted Bundy or Charlie Manson murderers or Ivan Boesky a scam artist
Ayers served his sentence. Unless he is currently engaging in terrorist activities, you're only name-calling because you disagree with his views.
 

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Ayers served his sentence. Unless he is currently engaging in terrorist activities, you're only name-calling because you disagree with his views.
He dedicated a book to an assassin.

You really think this is a simple disagreement of views?
 

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Ayers served his sentence. Unless he is currently engaging in terrorist activities, you're only name-calling because you disagree with his views.
He dedicated a book to an assassin.

You really think this is a simple disagreement of views?
 

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He dedicated a book to an assassin.

You really think this is a simple disagreement of views?
Yeah, I do. Again, the guy has served his sentence. If you dont like his views, that's fine. But he DOES have the right to express them, regardless of what they are. Calling him a terrorist is stupid because he ISN'T a terrorist. It'd be like me calling you a pedophile; it's stupid because it isn't (I trust) true. Unless you can show there is current evidence that he is currently involved in terrorist activities, he's a radical but not a terrorist.
 
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Ayers served his sentence. Unless he is currently engaging in terrorist activities, you're only name-calling because you disagree with his views.
This is not a disagreement of views. The man was a piece of **** terrorist. The idea that any place of education would even higher a piece of **** like that in the first place is unconscionable.
 

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Ayers is a former terrorist, yes. What he did was wrong. His choice to honour a killer is bizarre, at best, and really poor taste.

However, his educational work is worthwhile, despite his politics. I don't disagree with his basic pedagogy and research contributions. He's a good education professor/teacher.

Regarding terrorism, it's a bit hypocritical of an American to condemn Ayers without also condemning the United States government, which has been a huge sponser of terrorism around the world, from 1900-present. Most American political heroes had no problem using violence against innocent people to achieve political or economic ends. They even trained terrorists...so long as they were blowing others up. There's little moral difference between terrorism through the pen 1000 miles away and what Ayers did. In fact, we have done worse.
 

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y'all don't seem to recall the nyt article that appeared, thru the most peculiar of parallels, on 9-11, 2001, the day the wtc's fell

No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives - In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen - NYTimes.com

"i don't regret setting bombs, i feel we didn't do enough"

didn't do enough of what, professor ayers?

william ayers, 1970: "''kill all the rich people, break up their cars and apartments, bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at"

all the libs who aren't libs, the commies who recant, the obama supporters who never voted for him---they sure appear to apologize a lot

you may be so stuck inside your doctrinaire ideals you can't see out

but normal nates and nells know hate for what it is

it's unmistakable

shame
 

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Oh come on, Ayers just dedicated a book to the man that shot his father. Whats the big deal?

/sarcasm


The better question is how did that piece of trash get to be a professor in the first place?
I want to know what Obama has on the 5th Column Lame Stream Media that makes them let that WPOG get away with having people like Ayers ans Cimmies ans the rest and they say not a GD word about it. If bush had ever had anyone that was one tenth as radical as Obama is they would still be calling him a traitor.

I don't get it Chris Mathews even outed himself over Obama with that tingle up his leg remark, and I have seen video of him saying it more than once.

Aryers is only one of the list of frightening people Obama calls his pals and it's sickeniing.
 
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Yeah, I do. Again, the guy has served his sentence. If you dont like his views, that's fine. But he DOES have the right to express them, regardless of what they are. Calling him a terrorist is stupid because he ISN'T a terrorist. It'd be like me calling you a pedophile; it's stupid because it isn't (I trust) true. Unless you can show there is current evidence that he is currently involved in terrorist activities, he's a radical but not a terrorist.
Using your logic, doesn't texmaster have the right to call the person a terrorist if that is his view. Even if you think he is a reformed terrorist.
 

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Ayers served his sentence. Unless he is currently engaging in terrorist activities, you're only name-calling because you disagree with his views.
well last I checked Bundy and Manson haven't murdered anyone in YEARS and Boesky hasn't been accused of scamming anyone in a while either. FAIL
 

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Let me explain something to the less fortunate among us. Once a Terrorist always a Terrorist. It's like an Army General who has retired. For the rest of his life he will be called General like anyone who holds an elected office such as Councilman. Those people can use that title for the rest of their lives.

In the case of Bill Ayers he is unapologetic about being a Radical Terrorist who by the way should be rotting in some rat infested rundown Federal prison for the rest of his worthless no good life along with the rest of the Weather underground garbage.

As to how he is allowed anywhere near a school, it's the Liberal wacko way, it's like being a Muslim and drinking, chasing women in a strip club, and breaking all the rules and edicts are okay in the end because you are doing it for the cause and if you do enough you get first prize. In Islam it's the mythical nonexistent virgins, and in radical Liberal camps, it's a free pass to remain a nut bar and they'll even pretend nothing ever really happened and even though you piut a large number of lives at risk they'll defend you no matter how back you have been or radical you still are because they stand for nothing in the end.

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything, like all Liberals.
 

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Yeah, I do. Again, the guy has served his sentence.
What was his sentence for all the terrorist acts he committed?

If you dont like his views, that's fine. But he DOES have the right to express them, regardless of what they are.
Its not really a matter a of disliking his views. Its disliking what he did.

Calling him a terrorist is stupid because he ISN'T a terrorist.
He committed many terrorist acts in the US. So he is a terrorist.

It'd be like me calling you a pedophile;

You do realize pedophilia is a sexual attraction to prepubescent kids, not something that happens because mean ol catholic church doesn't let their priests marry.So that means you do not have to convicted of child rape/molestation to be one nor is it something that goes away unless they found a cure for it.

it's stupid because it isn't (I trust) true.
His past activities says he is a terrorist.


Unless you can show there is current evidence that he is currently involved in terrorist activities,
So by your logic Ted Bundy is not a serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, Jr is not a serial killer and John Couey is not a pedophile child murdering rapist because they are not currently doing those things.

he's a radical but not a terrorist.
The fact a school would give that piece of **** a job to teach or let him anywhere near that school is unconscionable.
 
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Yeah, I do. Again, the guy has served his sentence. If you dont like his views, that's fine. But he DOES have the right to express them, regardless of what they are. Calling him a terrorist is stupid because he ISN'T a terrorist. It'd be like me calling you a pedophile; it's stupid because it isn't (I trust) true. Unless you can show there is current evidence that he is currently involved in terrorist activities, he's a radical but not a terrorist.
#1 I never called him a terrorist. You need to be clear on whom you are replying to.

#2 He never ever expressed any regret for his efforts in targeting buildings for detonation.

This guy isn't a liberal where points can be argued. He's a far left extremist dedicating books to assassins and expressing no regret for past illegal activities. This is way beyond politics.
 

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Let me explain something to the less fortunate among us. Once a Terrorist always a Terrorist.
I disagree. Sure, there is a common asociation that is made linking a person to a crime, and with that association a specific state of mind. That association, however, doesn't inherently make it right. I mean, I believe that is why the english language has prefixes and words like "former" and "ex-" - it acknowledges that he was involved with the activities in question, but also acknowledges that he moved on from those specific ats that landed him behind the bars [that he probably should have been kept behind longer]. IMO, if he doesn't keep clear of said activities, call him a terrorist in the "in the now" sense, but until then, IMO, "ex-" or "former" is far more correct logistically.

The fact a school would give that piece of **** a job to teach or let him anywhere near that school is unconscionable.
You should see the nuts from PeTA and the Animal Liberation Front who are allowed into schools and universities to lecture on special occasions. They are just as bad as this guy if not, in many cases, worse.
 

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You know there is something really wrong when a man like Bill Ayes can do the things he did and then go on to be an educator in the very country he despises.

He said of America "It makes me want to puke."

Of the 30 bombings he said he had no regrets but felt they didn't do enough.

Then to find this man has a close association to the president makes you wonder if Ayers wasn't doing a bit of educating while they were hanging out together.
Between Ayers "America makes me want to puke" to Wright's "GD America" it's not surprising Obama comes off as not being especially fond of the country. He's surounded himself with anti-Americans.
 
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