Sunday, September 30, 2007


The Noodle now has a new home at: Please stop by and check out the great new site. The new site allows for MCUH more robust functionality, user news submission and forums just to name two key improvements. The blog format will continue but will be just one part of the overall site. I hope you will find it more enjoyable and look forward to hearing your feedback. See you there!

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Friday, September 28, 2007

Rutgers Professor - Not Racist at all...

Rutgers prof under fire for comments about student athletes

TRENTON, N.J. -- A longtime critic of Rutgers University's drive into big-time sports is being criticized over a newspaper article comment that university officials have branded as racist.

At the end of a New York Times article Wednesday about William C. Dowling's failed efforts to get Rutgers to turn away from high-stakes athletics, the tenured English professor responded to arguments that athletic scholarships provide opportunity to low-income, minority students.

"If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine," Dowling said. "But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school."

Rutgers Athletic Director Bob Mulcahy told local newspapers that Dowling's comment was "a blatantly racist statement."

In a statement released by the university, Rutgers President Richard McCormick called it "inaccurate and inhumane."

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
Ok, maybe I am a little dense. I have certainly been accused of that by my liberal friends before and will be in the future. I just don't see what the hubbub is all about. Oh my God, I am finding myself on the side of an educator. That doesn't happen too often. Anyway, this Professor says:

"If you were giving the scholarship to an intellectually brilliant kid who happens to play a sport, that's fine," Dowling said. "But they give it to a functional illiterate who can't read a cereal box, and then make him spend 50 hours a week on physical skills. That's not opportunity. If you want to give financial help to minorities, go find the ones who are at the library after school."

What exactly in there is racist? He wants us to give the scholarships to kids who are striving to be better educated and not to athletes who are dumber that tree stumps (but good for the football program). Again, what is racist or inappropriate with that opinion? I am a big football fan but can certainly see the wisdom of his question. What needs to occur is to begin punishing schools that do not achieve specific achievement in test scores and graduation for their scholarship athletes (all sports). Giving a student athlete a scholarship to play football (or any other sport) and then using their physical talents for the Universities gain without insure everything possible is done to get that athlete a degree (and is actually educated) is where Universities are failing. The reality is that the current system is more racist that the Professors comments. Just look at the graduation rates for many schools and their minority athletes. Who should be accused of racism now?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Boulder Colorado - Raising Idiots

Boulder kids pledge to protest today

By Vanessa Miller, Daily Camera
September 27, 2007
Waving signs and American flags, Boulder High School students this morning will stage the first of what could become many Pledge of Allegiance protests in the school courtyard.
Members of the activist Student Worker club are inviting their peers to leave class every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. — when the pledge is recited over the intercom — and meet in the courtyard to say a revised version of the pledge that doesn't reference God.

Club President Emma Martens, a Boulder High senior who's leading the protest, wrote this new version: "I pledge allegiance to the flag and my constitutional rights with which it comes. And to the diversity, in which our nation stands, one nation, part of one planet, with liberty, freedom, choice and justice for all."

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:'s the nicest word I can think of to describe the students (don't even get me started on their parents) that are going out of their way to essentially mock our country. The fact that the parents and school board even tolerate this stuff is beyond comprehension. Any child who walks out of the Pledge of Allegiance or chooses to mock it in class should be suspended immediately. Why don't these students just burn a flag while they are at it? To call the Pledge of Allegiance (which they don't even have to recite) a violation of the separation of church and state is absurd. The other accusation that being in the room while the pledge is recited is tantamount to religious persecution is beyond my capacity to even comprehend. These kids need to spend some time learning what religious persecution is really all about. Suspend them until they get the point. Expel them if they don't, or refuse to comply. It's a simple solution that should have already been enforced. Who's running the nuthouse in Boulder Colorado schools?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Conservative - Perfect Definition

Why I’m A Conservative
by Burt Prelutsky [scriptwriter] 9/24/07

Every so often I hear from a self-anointed right-wing commissar that I’m not really a conservative simply because he’s disagreed with something I wrote. The most annoying aspect of being called on the carpet is that it serves to remind me that some of those on the right can be every bit as dogmatic and self-righteous as the pinheads on the left.

So, I will now list my core beliefs and you can all decide for yourselves whether when I claim to be a conservative, I’m guilty of misrepresentation.

For openers, I’m in favor of capital punishment. The sixth commandment, by the way, doesn’t really say that thou shalt not kill. When correctly translated, it states that thou shalt not murder. I can not imagine how anybody can argue that a person who commits cold-blooded homicide is entitled to out-live his innocent victim by 40 or 50 years

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
If you have not yet read the full story, PLEASE stop what you are doing and read it now. If you are a conservative I hope you will find it as enjoyable as I did. If you are a liberal, you should use this as a template to understand what many (certainly me) are thinking. I really cannot think of anything useful to add to this article except to say AMEN and encourage everyone to read it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The UAW - Slowly Killing GM?

UAW union threatens strike against GM


DETROIT - After 20 straight days of negotiations, the United Auto Workers union said it would strike General Motors Corp. Monday morning if a new contract agreement isn't reached, citing the automaker's failure to address job security and other concerns.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
I have previously written about how I believe that the useful time for unions has passed. This is a great example of how they can hurt American workers. They are pressing GM for further wages etc, in an environment where GM is marginally competitive already and struggling to survive. Toyota workers are supposedly considering the union option as well. How fast do you suppose the Japanese would reduce or completely close their US operations if US workers decide to unionize? They would never say that directly, but you can bet that they would not expand and would more likely reduce the scope of US operations if production costs go up too much. The UAW is in a unique position. They are potentially able to destroy the entire US auto market by painting the auto makers into a corner on wages, benefits etc. The UAW says they wants job security for their workers. Causing the auto makers to become non-competitive and possibly close their doors is not the greatest way to go about this. The thought of GM going under and dumping their pensions on the US taxpayers is not something that I would look forward to. Wake up UAW and start thinking of the workers REAL needs.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Columbia University Sets New Low

"Big Story" correspondent Douglas Kennedy went to Columbia University today (my alma mater) to get reaction on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming campus chat. It was no surprise that many of the students were intrigued by the anti-American Holocaust denier, but I was stunned to hear some thought it was "cool" to have him on campus. Because he hates America he is "cool"?! Would it also have been "cool" to have had Hitler or Usama bin Laden speak, too? Those kids should attempt to go to school in Iran where education isn't as free or open as it is here.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
Am I the only one who is totally disgusted by Columbia University? Let me remind you that this is the place where the leader of the minutemen was physically removed from the stage by students against his opinions and his group. Agree with him or not, he was a speaker at the University who was denied his opportunity to speak because he is not of similar liberal thinking. Now Columbia sets a new low by inviting the leader of one of the largest terror sponsoring states in the world to occupy the stage. The State department needs to step in and refuse to allow this terrorist to leave the UN vicinity. Columbia University needs to rethink what values they are teaching the young adults attending their institution. The President of Columbia should be ashamed of his actions and the American people should be disgusted by this as well. Thankfully, this media ploy by Ahmadinejad of Iran will not matter as he is predetermining his own fate by his actions and pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Time for Sanctuary Cities to Pay

Newsom pledges to make SF a sanctuary for illegal immigrants
Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer

Sunday, April 22, 2007

(04-22) 18:56 PDT -- Mayor Gavin Newsom vowed Sunday to maintain San Francisco as a sanctuary for immigrants and do everything he can to discourage federal authorities from conducting immigration raids.

The mayor cannot stop federal authorities from making arrests, Newsom told about 300 mostly Latino members of St. Peter's Church and other religious groups supporting immigrants. But no San Francisco employee will help with immigration enforcement.

"I will not allow any of my department heads or anyone associated with this city to cooperate in any way shape or form with these raids," Newsom declared. "We are a sanctuary city, make no mistake about it."

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
My apologies for linking to such and old article, but I saw a couple of similar media items recently and used this story for my example. We have cities in our country whose leadership is openly flouting our countries laws. I have a MAJOR problem with that. Illegal immigrants are by definition, not citizens, and are breaking our countries laws to be here. For any elected city official to then stand up publicly and state that not only will they not arrest or deport these people, but will instead support their illegal ways by giving them ID cards etc is a mockery of our justice system. These individuals should be charged as accomplices and fined, jailed or whatever is appropriate for these illegal actions. The US government and/or State government needs to step in and tell these cities that they will be responsible for the cost of the free medical care, emergency services, welfare, and any other benefits that these illegals consume. Let's see how that flies with the taxpayers of those cities. How long do you think it would take to get a recall election going if that happened? It is time to act...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jim Webb - Semper Fi?

email from Jim Webb on his troop amendment

Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:26:19 GMT From: "Jim Webb" Subject: Stop Burning Out The Troops

Dear Friend,

This Dwell Time Amendment provides a safety net under our troops. However long a servicemember has been deployed, they deserve at least that much time at home. It is a very simple, common sense amendment. For the sake of our servicemembers and their families, this is the right thing to do.

Click here to email your Senators!

Today, Senator Chuck Hagel and I will reintroduce an amendment that seeks to provide our men and women in uniform with the responsible rotational cycles they deserve.

We will be offering an amendment that requires our troops have a 1:1 deployment-to-dwell ratio for active units and members. This is a minimum floor. The Department of Defense's historic policy and current goal is a ratio of 1:2. Currently, Army units are deployed for 15 months with 12 months at home. It is not unusual for Marines also to have less time at home than the length of their last deployment.

This amendment is vital to the continued morale and effectiveness of our Armed Forces, which are breaking under the strain of unprecedented long deployments in combat zones.

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Conservative Bloggers Comments:
Somewhere along the line Jim Webb lost his marbles. I am not entirely sure where but I see it to now be the case. He has been a wonderful author writing some great books which include "A Country Such as this" which was one of my favorites. I don't recall anything particularly wacky during his days as Secretary of the Navy (perhaps I wasn't looking close enough). He goes from being a graduate of the Naval Academy, to being a highly decorated Marine Corps infantry officer in Vietnam to this Washington wussy who is trying to get troop reductions through this BS amendment that will handcuff our military leaders. Did Webb and Jimmy Carter contract some type of mercury poisoning while in Annapolis that caused them both to lose their minds? They are both Annapolis grads, I guess it could be true. I am highly disappointed in this Marine combat veteran who is so blatantly doing things that will ultimately undermine our armed forces and their mission. Shame on you Jim Webb. Semper Fidelis (Always faithful)? Not sure in your case..

This amendment was essentially defeated in the Senate (though it won with a 56-44 vote) because it fell short of the 60 votes required to avoid the Presidents promised veto of the legislation. I am happy to report that our troops and their leaders will not be handcuffed with this extremely dangerous legislation. Dressed in "Protect Our Troops" clothing, this was nothing more than cheap attempt to hurt the Presidents policy by holding our troops hostage. More poor leadership from the usual suspects in the Senate....