Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Nick Fury, Agent of Intolerance

"The College Republicans appear surprised about why we find their outrageous film so objectionable, but by the end of the week they will have felt the full fury of progressive voices for tolerance on the Palouse."

- UI Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Palouse Moonbat-in-Chief Nick Gier on Vision 2020 today.
Boy, nothing says "tolerance" like "full fury."

And in the UI Argonaut today, Rula Awwad-Rafferty, UI faculty member and JUNTURA committee chair (JUNTURA "enhances student academic success and promotes the values of respect, understanding, and equality within a diverse university experience") stated, “I don’t think hatred ought to be tolerated anywhere. But you don’t fight hatred with hatred.”

Really? So if you can't hate Mohamed Atta and Osama bin Laden, is it okay then to hate George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld? How about Wal-Mart? How about conservatives and evangelical Christians? Because you sure see a lot of campus-sponsored and -approved hatred directed at all of them, especially from Gier, who has compared fundamentalist Christians to Jihadists, (from the below picture on his UI-based web site, we can tell which Gier thinks is worse.) This is Gier's "full fury of tolerance?"

By the way Nick, here's a hint for you. If you were to post a sacrilegeous picture of Mohammed like that in Iran, it wouldn't be Jesus knocking at the door packing heat, it would be the Revolutionary Guard.

If I were the CRs, I wouldn't worry. That gasbag Gier doesn't have enough fury to get out of a wet paper bag.


Daniel F Schanze said...

Huh... the full fury of progressive voices? Is that supposed to scare us in this week of (in)tolerance? Everyone remembers the black-eye WSU got last year... I wonder how stressed WSU and UofI's relationship would become if Nick Gier, or some other faculty member from UofI gave our campus a bad name? An example of this being Streams and Leonard... I can't forget Gallegos (WSU faculty/staff).

April E. Coggins said...

I'm kind of wondering about this tolerance thing, as it applies to equal time. Do you think the Moscow Farmers Market would allow the WSU College Republicans to set up a presentation table? How about one at the University of Idaho? I wonder what kind of tolerance we would experience across the border?

April E. Coggins said...

Daniel: I am wondering, can anyone set up shop on the Glenn Terrel Mall or do they have to be sanctioned in some way? A few years ago some Christian fundamentalists were harrassing/informing people on campus, and WSU's rules were changed to exclude outside groups.
Is there a way to find out a. who is sponsoring the group. b. the time limit of the permission slip and if Nick Gier doesn't have a. or b., what happens?

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...

Nick is a very sheltered person. That's about all I can say nicely about him without getting into the specific term that fits him, starting with a "b" and containing five letters total.

Mattwi said...

Hey now, there's a Jesus anyone can relate to.. pistol packing Saviour.. LOL, Jesus packs a Browning, who knew!

Michael said...

Just another in a long list of notorious gun nuts.

Such as, Mahandas Ghandi and The Dalai Lama.

Daniel F Schanze said...

April, to my acute knowledge... you have to sign-up/schedule a table (or any other event) two weeks ahead of time. Then you have to get signatures (at a minimum) from the WSU Fire Department, as well as the WSU Campus Police Department. I am unsure if outside groups can address our campus body on the mall though... There have been many rule changes via Campus Involvement in relation to (events, tabling, etc) for Registered Student Organizations. If a table (or event) is not registered two weeks in advanced... or has those signatures... (or approved), they can be shut down, but I don't know if there are any punishments other than that.

Having said that, the PSU didn't have this week of tolerance scheduled in advanced... their protest against us happened/happening sometime after our announcement to show Obsession. It would be really interesting to see if they went thought he proper channels to host their events.

Also, it is against WSU policy for WSU funding to be used to protest another group on campus. This is a hard issue to articulate, but basically you can't request funding for an event to protest another event. I hope this is clear...