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(Big 1059)   "Ok, students, please note that on the syllabus for today's date it says you must all sign a pledge to vote for Obama"   (big1059.com) divider line 79
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2012-09-18 09:29:42 AM
These community college professors in their ivory white towers driving their Hyundais....
 
2012-09-18 09:37:05 AM
Big 105.9 is owned by Clear Channel. The same Clear Channel which airs Rush's show.

I hope you'll understand if I take this bit of news with more than just a grain of salt.

/and I hate the fact that they're the only rock station in Miami ever since 93.1 changed from rock and metal to elevator music
 
2012-09-18 09:38:20 AM
first of all, it's a blaze link, so proceed with caution.

second, if this guy did do that, then he should be fired. however, i find it hard to believe that a professor would be that dumb. and since this comes from a bullshiat site, i'm guessing there's more to the story.
 
2012-09-18 09:41:52 AM

King Something: Big 105.9 is owned by Clear Channel. The same Clear Channel which airs Rush's show.

I hope you'll understand if I take this bit of news with more than just a grain of salt.

/and I hate the fact that they're the only rock station in Miami ever since 93.1 changed from rock and metal to elevator music


I'm pretty sure Limbaugh's show airs on hundreds of stations that aren't owned by Cheap Channel.
 
2012-09-18 09:58:40 AM
FTFA: "Based on the allegations, Associate Professor Sweet has requested, and been granted, a leave without pay effective immediately" reads a statement put out by John Glisch, Assistant Vice President of Communications for BCC. Based on the whole "leave with pay" part, I'm going to go with legitimate.
 
2012-09-18 10:10:23 AM
OVERZEALOUS STAFFER
 
2012-09-18 10:13:26 AM
Assuming the story is true, she should lose her job.
 
2012-09-18 10:15:28 AM

FlashHarry: first of all, it's a blaze link, so proceed with caution.

second, if this guy did do that, then he should be fired. however, i find it hard to believe that a professor would be that dumb. and since this comes from a bullshiat site, i'm guessing there's more to the story.


the only legitimate reason I can think of would be if it was a poli-sci professor trying to make some point.
 
2012-09-18 10:24:58 AM

stpauler: These community college professors in their ivory white towers driving their Hyundais....


truly Brevard Community College (BCC) in Cocoa, Fla. is the very beating heart of the liberal professorial brainwashing conspiracy.

also, can we stop greenlighting links to websites that just repost blaze articles?
 
2012-09-18 10:39:33 AM
Teacher at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla. placed on leave.

I'm shocked.

Florida has colleges?
 
2012-09-18 10:40:04 AM

ManateeGag: FlashHarry: first of all, it's a blaze link, so proceed with caution.

second, if this guy did do that, then he should be fired. however, i find it hard to believe that a professor would be that dumb. and since this comes from a bullshiat site, i'm guessing there's more to the story.

the only legitimate reason I can think of would be if it was a poli-sci professor trying to make some point.


i wondered that too. either way, i'm guessing this story is at least half bullshiat.
 
2012-09-18 10:48:00 AM

impaler: Teacher at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla. placed on leave.

I'm shocked.

Florida has colleges?


Community Colleges. It's like high school but nobody has to hide the fact that they smoke.
 
2012-09-18 10:49:07 AM
This is why we should demand that every brown-skinned person provide at least fifteen forms of picture ID and sworn affidavits from at least three federal judges before we allow them to vote.

I mean COME ON.
 
2012-09-18 10:49:09 AM
I don't see a problem.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 10:49:24 AM

SundaesChild: Assuming the story is true, she should lose her job.


Yep. And it isn't a matter of WHO she's saying to vote for, either. I am on the left side of the aisle and I think it's wrong.

The problem there are too many people who are silent when they happen to match the same political ideas and are too loud when they don't.

I think anyone voting for Romney at this point is an idiot or way under informed. Doesn't mean they shouldn't get a vote, though.
 
2012-09-18 10:49:39 AM
Can somebody find this story from a real news source?
 
2012-09-18 10:49:43 AM
Here's a somewhat "newsier" version of the same story:

Link

Doesn't look like the kids were forced to do anything, but the math instructor was "using class time to urge students to vote for President Barack Obama and for distributing campaign material that says 'I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.'"
 
2012-09-18 10:50:25 AM
I think this hinges on whether the pledge really was required, or whether this prof was just promoting her candidate. Don't get me wrong, it's wrong either way, but hardly an outrage if she just said, "By the way, before you leave, take a look at this pledge and some of the candidates running for office. Don't forget to vote!"
 
2012-09-18 10:51:14 AM

FlashHarry: ManateeGag: FlashHarry: first of all, it's a blaze link, so proceed with caution.

second, if this guy did do that, then he should be fired. however, i find it hard to believe that a professor would be that dumb. and since this comes from a bullshiat site, i'm guessing there's more to the story.

the only legitimate reason I can think of would be if it was a poli-sci professor trying to make some point.

i wondered that too. either way, i'm guessing this story is at least half bullshiat.


Based on what I could find using Google, she's a math professor and had students sign a form she downloaded from gottavote.org. Browsing that site, I can't find any pledge on there about Obama... or any candidate for that matter. I didn't look through the entire site, though, so I could have missed it, but it just appears to be a site for registering to vote more than anything else.
 
2012-09-18 10:53:00 AM

FlashHarry: first of all, it's a blaze link, so proceed with caution.

second, if this guy did do that, then he should be fired. however, i find it hard to believe that a professor would be that dumb. and since this comes from a bullshiat site, i'm guessing there's more to the story.


I find that the more a story will probably piss people off, the more likely some important piece of information is missing. It's a good rule of thumb.
 
2012-09-18 10:53:36 AM
Here I thought subby was taking liberties to create a troll headline.

/very sad and wrong
//voting for Obama myself
///antithesis of higher education
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 10:53:43 AM

Shostie: Here's a somewhat "newsier" version of the same story:

Link

Doesn't look like the kids were forced to do anything, but the math instructor was "using class time to urge students to vote for President Barack Obama and for distributing campaign material that says 'I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.'"


Makes more sense... but still wrong. Don't do that in class. That's not its purpose.
 
2012-09-18 10:54:01 AM
Unless she actually said 'vote for Obama' and the materials state the same....

Not exactly sure what the outrage is about. It's not like college professors are known for staying out of politics.
 
2012-09-18 10:56:54 AM

Shostie: Here's a somewhat "newsier" version of the same story:

Link

Doesn't look like the kids were forced to do anything, but the math instructor was "using class time to urge students to vote for President Barack Obama and for distributing campaign material that says 'I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket.'"


Yea, there are two things that annoy me about this story. The first is that a math professor would use her class time to do anything but teach math. That she may have been using class time to stump for any candidate is illegal, a breach of conduct at a public college or university, and a waste of time. A sentence or two at the end of class like "Remember to vote, your voice is important" is one thing, but anything else is really a waste of time unless you have specifically designed the material to be a teaching instrument (and it being a math class, unless she was talking about polling statistics or something, I'm having a difficult time thinking of a reason to bring it up). Second is that, by all reports I've read, it was a student's parent who complained. Goddammit folks, you're adults now. Quit running to mommy and daddy to take care of you during college.
 
2012-09-18 10:58:13 AM
If true,

[yourenothelping.jpg]
 
2012-09-18 10:58:30 AM

TheDumbBlonde: FTFA: "Based on the allegations, Associate Professor Sweet has requested, and been granted, a leave without pay effective immediately" reads a statement put out by John Glisch, Assistant Vice President of Communications for BCC.

Based on the whole "leave with pay" part, I'm going to go with legitimate.


Read it again.
 
2012-09-18 10:58:32 AM
i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."
 
2012-09-18 10:58:43 AM

King Something: Big 105.9 is owned by Clear Channel. The same Clear Channel which airs Rush's show.

I hope you'll understand if I take this bit of news with more than just a grain of salt.

/and I hate the fact that they're the only rock station in Miami ever since 93.1 changed from rock and metal to elevator music


That's also the same Clear Channel that's owned by Bain Capital.
 
2012-09-18 10:59:04 AM
A concerned parent called?

Farking helicopter patents.
 
2012-09-18 11:00:18 AM
Preachers can preach who to vote for while getting tax exempt status...
 
2012-09-18 11:03:07 AM

BSABSVR: impaler: Teacher at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Fla. placed on leave.

I'm shocked.

Florida has colleges?

Community Colleges. It's like high school but nobody has to hide the fact that they smoke.


They also have football programs.

/They meaning Florida, not community colleges.
 
2012-09-18 11:04:26 AM
University administrators said they learned about the incident late Thursday afternoon and launched an investigation, after they received a phone call from a concerned parent.
What a "Concerned Parent" may look like:
samuel-warde.com

In addition to being inappropriate action in the classroom, Sweet's pledge requirement may have also violated Florida election law.
Section 104.31, of Title IX in chapter 104, states that "no officer or employee of the state... shall... use his or her official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with an election or nomination of officer or influencing another person's vote or affecting the result thereof."


Good to know any kind of politics are officially illegal in Florida under Section 104.31, of Title IX.


/She just had her students' best interests in mind.
//And America's.
///And the world's.
 
2012-09-18 11:05:09 AM

Kibbler: This is why we should demand that every brown-skinned person provide at least fifteen forms of picture ID and sworn affidavits from at least three federal judges before we allow them to vote.

I mean COME ON.


To be fair, white-skinned people also have to show picture ID:

images.seekyt.com
 
2012-09-18 11:05:25 AM

thomps: i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."


I wouldn't be surprised either way. But yes if it's true she should be fired, it's very inappropriate.
 
2012-09-18 11:13:05 AM

bdub77: thomps: i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."

I wouldn't be surprised either way. But yes if it's true she should be fired, it's very inappropriate.


if true, definitely inappropriate. but the phrase "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket" sounds so made up.
 
2012-09-18 11:16:48 AM

physt: Can somebody find this story from a real news source?


Florida Today: BCC professor on leave after allegedly urging students to vote for Obama 

If this is true, she should lose her job.
 
2012-09-18 11:17:16 AM

thomps: i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."


Until a student can actually produce the alleged materials, I'm a skeptic.
 
2012-09-18 11:27:35 AM
Disco with books.
13th grade.
High school with ashtrays.

/JuCo grad.
//Cheaper than the first 2 years at a Uni.
 
2012-09-18 11:28:54 AM

theteacher: A concerned parent called?

Farking helicopter patents.


Yeah, why didn't one of the students complain?
 
2012-09-18 11:31:48 AM

thomps: bdub77: thomps: i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."

I wouldn't be surprised either way. But yes if it's true she should be fired, it's very inappropriate.

if true, definitely inappropriate. but the phrase "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket" sounds so made up.


I'll just put this Here
 
2012-09-18 11:33:01 AM

StanleyPuff: thomps: bdub77: thomps: i'd be willing to bet a couple months of TF that if this story isn't made up completely, the facts turn out to be something like "she reminded students to register to vote and offered a handout which helped explain the process" and some moron student took that to mean "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket."

I wouldn't be surprised either way. But yes if it's true she should be fired, it's very inappropriate.

if true, definitely inappropriate. but the phrase "pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket" sounds so made up.

I'll just put this Here


has anyone found that bookmark from anywhere other than the website that originated and has been pushing this story?
 
2012-09-18 11:34:18 AM

Wellon Dowd: theteacher: A concerned parent called?

Farking helicopter patents.

Yeah, why didn't one of the students complain?


Too busy getting high and Occupying?
 
2012-09-18 11:35:09 AM
If a Clear Channel-owned media outlet is reporting it, well sir, I will absorb the information like a good little goose-stepping servile halfwit. I still thank Jesus Christ that Clear Channel got them Dixie Chicks off the airwaves.
 
2012-09-18 11:35:52 AM
There are some stupid people out there. If this "professor" did this, she should be fired and perhaps prosecuted. Given the source, I would not be shocked if it were bullshiat.
 
2012-09-18 11:44:51 AM

indylaw: There are some stupid people out there. If this "professor" did this, she should be fired and perhaps prosecuted. Given the source, I would not be shocked if it were bullshiat.


Why? It's her classroom. If she's tenured, short of violating a student she should be able to conduct the class as she likes. If she's not tenured, she can just not be renewed.

/Not against the law or policy for a professor to have an opinion and state it
//Is likely against policy for basing a student's performance on it or forcing to sign a pledge
///Neither is the case here
 
2012-09-18 11:46:28 AM

AcademGreen: /Not against the law or policy for a professor to have an opinion and state it


""The college takes this policy extremely seriously," said Glisch, referring to a policy that prohibits employees from soliciting support for a political candidate during working hours or on college property."
 
2012-09-18 11:48:27 AM
FTFA: content.clearchannel.com

And that's where I stopped reading.
 
2012-09-18 11:57:25 AM
Well, Republicans need SOMETHING to try to divert attention from Romney's recent Thurston Howell III statements.
 
2012-09-18 11:58:17 AM
well, to be fair, she is a math professor - and there's no way a math professor could in good conscience urge people to vote for romney.
 
2012-09-18 12:00:55 PM
So....

If the person behind this was smart enough to be using negative psychology he'd be too smart to support Romney, so this is just standard idiocy. Right.

I'd point out to the students that both political parties pander to the masses of rotting senior citizens that fill their lives. I'd probably get in trouble for creating ax wielding Libertarians who storm through nursing homes and reduce Medicare costs by millions with each blow of their axes.
 
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