James Ramsey, the President of the University of Louisville has apologized for wearing a poncho and sombrero at a Mexican themed Halloween party.
According to the Courier-Journal, the party was hosted by Ramsey and his wife at a mansion used by the university for official events.
— Courier-Journal.com (@courierjournal) October 30, 2015
Reaction from the campus community came quickly and fiercely. The editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal Olivia Krauth lambasted Ramsey for his decision making process.
From the Louisville Cardinal:
“There’s a word for this. It’s called racism.
Never mind that if a fraternity threw a party with a Mexican theme and pictures of them in these outfits got out, they would be in huge trouble just like countless other Greek organizations across the country in the past few years.
As the president of a university, I would expect more. As the president of a university currently in the middle of a scandal in the national news, I would expect even more than that. I would expect discretion. I would expect thought and research into whether or not this is considered offensive. Frankly, I would expect more creativity in costume selection. But I guess my expectations are too high for Ramsey.”
This is not the only controversy that the university is facing.
Louisville’s basketball program is also facing allegations that a former graduate assistant paid area call girls to have sex with recruits and players. Grand jury subpoenas have begun to be issued in that case.
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Live from the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa the three leading candidates for the Democratic Presidential nomination are gathered for a debate hosted by CBS News.
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RR 11:02 PM: My rankings: 1. O’Malley 2. Clinton 3. SandersCB 10:55PM: I’m not into conspiracy but its easy to understand the views that DNC is rigging this for Clinton. Ranking for me is: 1. O’Malley 2. Clinton 3. SandersCB 10:53PM: DNC’s intentions really strange with this schedule. Ratings will be low tonight.
RR 10:53 PM: This debate will fade from memory very quickly. Good for Hillary.CB 10:53PM: I doubt there will be any post-debate coverage tonight because of events in Paris.
RR 10:52 PM: Liked Hillary’s closing. Wrapped it up with a nice bow and made it clear that she is still teflon.
CB 10:51PM: “Heard a lot about me in this debate”-Clinton. Oh please, give me a break. Cheap shotCB 10:50PM: O’Malley was great but his closing statements are a little too rehearsed.
CB 10:49PM: Bernie Sanders on bipartisanship. Effective speech.
RR 10:47PM: @CB: I miss Jim Webb.
CB 10:47PM: Lincoln Chaffey randomly walks on the stage and just smiles at everyone in silence.
RR 10:46 PM: Clinton/ Trivalgo guy 2016
JF 10:41 PM: A single-payer system for healthcare is probably the best the solution to universal healthcare.
CB 10:40PM: @RR That makes sense. He probably does do it too much
CB 10:38PM: Free community college, and debt free college sounds reasonable. Clinton had best answer.CB 10:37PM: O’Malley DID ALL OF IT. He’s looking very good tonight
RR 10:36 PM: @CB you mentioned this earlier but.. O’Malley constantly going back to Maryland record is bad advice he is getting. He should touch on it but stay in the future. Otherwise, it sounds like he is saying that “Maryland is a wonderland”, which we know is not true.
CB 10:35PM: Anytime people ask Bernie where the money will come from, he always goes” uh….”
CB 10:33PM: The question is: is campus activism justified? As long as reporters have their first amendment rights, which are not infringed upon by vultures like Melissa Click.
RR 10:31 PM: University of Missouri question! Amazing how big that story got. Not to gloat, but Rise News interviewed the leader of the protest movement a full week before national media caught on.
RR 10:29 PM: O’Malley said that BlackLivesMatters. That is a good soundbite for him.
JF 10:28 PM: Will the topic of Clinton’s email ever die down? Yes, asking questions about the scandal is important. But haven’t the questions already been answered?
RR 10:26 PM: @CB agreed. Waste of time.CB 10:26PM: Okay, this e-mail moment is shopworn. Already happened at last debate.CB 10:25PM: Atlantic City quip was a joke. They’re doing fine.
RR 10:24 PM: Sanders bashes “media” for twisting his words about whether he thinks that Clinton’s email scandal is a big deal. Not sure that is true Bernster.
CB 10:20PM: @RR At Disneyworld, Toontown is out. Kind of like Atlantic City after Trump.
RR 10:19 PM: @JF that was grade A website plugging by him.
JF 10:19 PM: Best donation advertising goes to Martin O’Malley
RR 10:19 PM: Wall Street. The most depressing section of Magic Kingdom.. other than that Toontown thing.
CB 10:18PM: Got to protect Main Street from Wall Street. If not, how else will you get to Cinderella Castle and Adventureland.
RR 10:18 PM: O’Malley trying to take away the Wall Street attack from Sanders as both label Clinton as “candidate of Wall Street.” Red meat for the Dem base.
RR 10:15 PM: Sanders trying to keep nice with Clinton but can’t help the attacks. Can someone say conflicted?
CB 10:15PM: Sanders making sure Clinton knows he’s not shouting at her. She took that after the last debate and shamelessly ran with it.
CB 10:14 PM: @JF There’s your attack on Clinton’s position changes.
RR 10:13 PM: Sanders attacking O’Malley on his record as Mayor of Baltimore in terms of safety. The opposition research is starting to bubble to the top.
RR 10:13 PM: O’Malley attacking Hillary and calling her “Annie Oakley” because of gun positions.
JF 10:12 PM: The candidates have made a drastic switch from occasionally supporting each other’s policies in the previous debate to attacking one another.
CB 10:11 PM: Clinton: “92% of Americans think we need universal background check.” Lets get a background check on this statement.
RR 10:10 PM: The Wall Street back and forth the moment of the debate so far. Hillary stood her ground but she needs to get a better line than that 9/11 quip. Truth is that she will not have to talk about this after primary.
JF 10:06PM: Shouldn’t Hillary Clinton’s integrity be questioned considering the amount of times she’s changed her position?
CB 10:06PM: I don’t think Wall Street has been mentioned in the last two GOP debates…am I wrong?
RR 10:06 PM: Hillary using Wall Street 9/11 connection really dodges what Bernie was driving about.
RR 10:05 PM: Hillary strong on this rebut on Bernie.
CB 10:05PM: Great, here’s Hillary’s gender card.
CB 10:05PM: Glass Steagall…the hottest thing since Supergirl
JF 10:03PM Bernie Sanders response to Clinton’s economic plan: “It’s not good enough.”
RR 10:03 PM: Woah Bernie on the attack now. Says Hillary’s explanations to ties with Wall Street is not good enough.
CB 10:01PM: Wall Street 2: Bernie Never Sleeps. Unlike Carson
RR 10:00 PM: Welcome @JF to the second hour of the debate!
RR 9:59 PM: Alan Grayson, Dem candidate for Senate in Florida had an ad during the local slot in Miami market. Taking credit for getting Kevin McCarthy out of speaker race.
RR 9:55 PM: Hillary getting boxed out of some of these questions. Not sure it matters though.
CB 9:55PM: O’Malley to every question: “We did this”.
RR 9:49 PM: Always feel like Trivago guy is trying to flirt with me.
CB 9:49 PM: I really don’t like the Trivago commercial guy.
RR 9:48 PM: @CB Of course that is a big concern to be sure. But I think that ISIS will be able to get in the US one way or the other. We probably hurt ourselves more in the eyes of the world by not allowing people in.
CB 9:47PM: Just to clarify, I think we should take refugees. Number is debatable.
CB 9:47 PM: @RR On refugee response- Would you be worried of ISIS plants within that population? Screenings possibly insufficient?
RR 9:45 PM: Interestingly it is Hillary who is trying to poke Sanders and make their differences known. You would think it would be the other way around.
RR 9:44 PM: @CB: oh yeah. If Bama was playing right now, I would not be watching this.
CB 9:43PM: @RR Sanders kind of had a moment.B 9:42PM: @RR The fact that it is late Saturday night without much promotion is a part of it.
RR 9:42 PM: @CB previous question: I think that 100,000 refugees would be a reasonable number. America is a big country that has the systems to make it work.CB 9:41PM: O’Malley is strong tonight.
RR 9:38 PM: So far, no big moments in the debate. If it ended now, nobody would remember this happened tomorrow.CB 9:37PM: Kind of wish they would stay on foreign policy. Should at least be half the debate. Last night calls for it.CB 9:34PM: Can we just mention how ridiculous this DNC debate schedule is? Saturday night? After football?CB 9:30PM: O’Malley very generous on Syrian refugee number. Says accept 65,000. With screenings. Thoughts RR?
RR 9:26 PM: The flubs on the “radical Islam” question has to due to with the fact that Democrats have the burden of being the party in power.CB 9:25PM: Good for the moderator for pushing her on that.CB 9:24PM: IT’S RADICAL ISLAM! SAY IT!
CB 9:22PM: O’Malley insinuates “boots on the ground” is an offensive and inhumane term.
RR 9:22 PM: O’Malley coming across very strongly tonight. Presidential even.
CB 9:21PM: This is not Sanders’ strong suit. Reportedly one of his aides threw a fit because of the topic change of the debate.CB 9:14 PM: Sanders: “Iraq War responsible for unraveling of Middle East and rise of Al Queda.”CB 9:13 PM: Sanders: “Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.”RR: 9:12 PM Sanders using facts and science to tie climate change to the rise of terrorism will not be popular among some- especially on the right.CB 9:09 PM: Clinton: “ISIS cannot be contained, it must be defeated.” Seems to contradict Obama’s comments yesterday.CB 9:06 PM: Sanders has an underwhelming opening. Martin O’Malley’s is the strongest.
CB 9:04 PM EST: After the events in Paris, tonight’s debate will focus on foreign policy. This will be interesting. Our hearts go out to the people in France.
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Law Professor and progressive activist Tim Canova announced Monday morning that he would be running as an Independent against Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in Florida’s 23rd Congressional District.
The news came during a press conference on Monday morning called by Canova.
“I did not leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party has left us,” Canova said. “I am not screwing over the Democratic Party, it has screwed over too many ordinary Americans.”
Canova’s decision could have major implications in whether Democrats can maintain control of the seat.
“She is the kiss of death. Look what she did for Hillary,” Canova said. “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz lost Florida for Hillary.”
Canova said that he would be changing his registration as an Independent in May and would be partaking in a state wide tour of Florida.
He said that he campaign for Progressive Democrats and Independents around the state and country.
Wasserman-Schultz was the former Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee and defeated Canova in a 2016 Democratic primary.
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Conservative Columnist Posts Racially Charged Attack On Reddit: “Black Men Are Notorious For Lusting After A Well-Rounded Caucasian Butt Cheek”
In a controversial Reddit post, Breitbart columnist Milo Yiannopoulos responded to criticism of his publication’s crusade against the woman who Tweeted criticism of a Texas police officer that was murdered last week.
In the post, Yiannopoulos launched into a racially tinged tirade against African-Americans and Monica Foy, the woman who Tweeted a distasteful message about the murder of Texas Deputy Darren Goforth.
“I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought to ask what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes …,” Foy tweeted on September 1.
The Tweet quickly went viral after it was published on Breitbart.com, the right wing news website.
Two days ago, a Reddit user that goes by the name of tracker2208 posted a message on a pro GamerGate subReddit questioning Breitbart’s decision to report on the Tweet. (Foy only had 20 followers at the time and was not a public figure.):
“To me when I read that she is commenting about how society reacts to black shooting victims, not anything about the cop. But that doesn’t matter. What does is that she had 20 followers, she was a nobody,” tracker2208 posted. “Yet Breitbart journalist Brandon Darby decided she was relevant enough to do a hit piece on her. What follows is pretty much what you would expect when Gawker pulls this s**t. Why would he think so? Because they were investigating the BLM movement, and she retweeted #BlackLivesMatter 3 times. Are you eff’n kidding me.”
Yiannopoulos responded in the comments, referencing his GamerGate (GGers) audience.
“Alright, I’ll respond. I know that GGers are too gentle a species to engage in the sort of cruel and vindictive social media witch-hunt so often staged by progressives, so instead allow me as a distinguished member of the press to share a few thoughts.”
“Does she have a blackcent? Is this all a ruse to pick up dark-skinned men, now she’s grown too gigantic to get a white date? Perhaps I’ll write to her in prison.”- Milo Yiannopoulos
Here are some of the more pointed remarks by Yiannopoulos (you can read the whole post here):
“Enter stupid fat cracker Monica Foy, a large-and-in-charge supporter of Black Lives Matter who called one of the slain officers “creepy,” tweeting: “I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes.” Foy is the latest and greatest example of moronic white lard-asses who might mean well but have bought into the lies and conspiracy theories peddled by BLM organizers…
“Monica Foy is a student, by the way, at Sam Houston State University, which is rightly proud of its strong criminal justice program. Talk about the wrong place to talk smack about a cop. If it’s right to kick frat boys off campus for saying they don’t want blacks in their club (and I’m sure it is), I can’t help but wonder: has Sam Houston already put an order in for the crane?…
“Racist? Me? I’ve had more black dick in me than the entire Kardashian family,” Yiannopoulos Told Rise News.
“All of which leaves the looming question of why a woman like Foy was so enamoured with Black Lives Matter in the first place – her penchant for violence excepted, of course. Now, forgive me for being crude, but I happen to know there’s quite the interracial chubby chaser scene in Texas, and black men are notorious for lusting after a well-rounded caucasian butt cheek. I speak from experience. Does she have a blackcent? Is this all a ruse to pick up dark-skinned men, now she’s grown too gigantic to get a white date? Perhaps I’ll write to her in prison. (For some tips, you understand.)”
Yiannopoulos responded to an email with multiple questions from Rise News. One of the questions we sent him asked if his remarks were racist.
“Racist? Me? I’ve had more black dick in me than the entire Kardashian family,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “Yes, that’s on the record.”
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