Can Big Sis be stopped?

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It is absurd that Janet Napolitano could become the head of the University of California. Other than being a student, Big Sis has no academic experience. She has produced no original research. She has not headed an academic apartment. She has no idea what it’s like to thrive in a free academic environment.

Her whole life, as head of the unconstitutional and German-sounding Department of Homeland Security, has been to harass and repress.

When I matriculated to the University of Michigan 40 years ago, we were a little envious that ours was the second most prestigious public university in America, after UC. Since then, both have gone down in prestige, although UC probably remains the the best public university in America, just barely. Since 1973, other states have boosted their own universities, especially the University of Texas and the University of Virginia.

Another problem she never would deal with is that, although American universities’ technical departments remain the greatest in the world, most humanities departments have become cesspools of Stalinist political correctness. It’s as if the Berlin Wall never fell and the Soviet Communist Party never was dissolved and abolished in 1991.

Most university humanities departments assume it’s Moscow 1937, with everyone who shows a smidgen of un-P.C. thought subjected to a Vyshinskyite repression.

Fortunately, some stirrings against Napolitano’s appointment are rising. The Bee reported:

“Objection is mounting to the nomination ofJanet Napolitano as the next University of California president, with students and immigration activists planning to protest against her at Thursday’s meeting of the governing Board of Regents in San Francisco.

“Napolitano, a former governor and attorney general of Arizona, announced Friday she would step down as President Barack Obama’s U.S.Homeland Security secretary after her nomination to UC is confirmed. She is expected to attend the meeting, where regents are scheduled to vote on her nomination.”

Actually, despite some deportations, she pretty much has imposed President Obama’s Open Borders policy, in defiance of the law. But you can’t expect todays’ P.C. students to know what’s going on.


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  1. Mark
    Mark 17 July, 2013, 14:00

    Janet Napolitano has been placed at the head of the U of C for one reason only: to create education programs for the illegals in California.

    What other possible reason could there be? She’s spent at least four years opening up the southern border and welcoming in illegals, so now it’s time to educate them to hate America.

    So she gets the presidency of the school system of the state with the biggest population of illegals in America. Then it’s a simple matter of forcing her underlings to pander to the illegals or get fired. Which will cost more money which means higher taxes for all Californians.

    In other words: California, you’re screwed.

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  2. us citizen
    us citizen 17 July, 2013, 17:17

    Gesh Mark……..never thought of that, but bet you are right on.

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  3. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 17 July, 2013, 19:11

    You will llove her in time….you really seek strong and competent administrators!

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  4. Mark
    Mark 18 July, 2013, 09:27

    Uhaul: Janet N is neither strong nor competent. During her years with Obama, we’ve had terrorist bombings (Boston bombers: three dead, 200 injured) and terrorist shootings (Fort Hood: 13 dead), none of which were stopped by Janet’s team despite that being her job.

    In fact, all Napolitano has done is release a list of “domestic terrorists” which included people who want smaller government and military personnel returning from Iraq.

    So all Janet is going to do is wreck the U of C school system. Trust me, it’ll happen.

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  5. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 18 July, 2013, 11:08

    You people are funny. Janet Napolitano has been selected to lead the UC system because large research universities are more than merely educational organizations; they are political organizations too.

    Among other things, the UC oversees our nuclear weapons laboratories, conducts cutting-edge medical research, and provides the basic science required to continually fuel our technological needs. Those are policy activities, many of which require a strong grasp of government operations and the ability to be an effective advocate for the organization at the federal and even international level.

    Those of you who never even made it to graduation at your local community college probably never considered the influence and amount of money the UC system brings into our state, but you might at least try.

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  6. jimmydeeoc
    jimmydeeoc 18 July, 2013, 12:40

    Skippy – Yes, the requirements are many. No argument there.

    ……but we are then led to believe that NO ONE from the groves of academe had the qualifications to fill that role? (Despite a series of successful UC presidents who came from academia.) They had to turn to a carpetbagging political hack?

    If political hackmanship is the sole criteria – why not Villaraigosa? Plus he’s out of a job…..Big Sis already had one. We coulda whittled down the unemployment rate.

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  7. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 18 July, 2013, 14:18

    There were most likely many candidates with the qualifications. She was a unanimous choice–the Regents must have seen something in her that they did not see in the other candidates.

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  8. Scab
    Scab 19 July, 2013, 10:50

    You gotta educate the youth to be communists and spy on their peers, it’s the way of the future.

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  9. Queeg
    Queeg 19 July, 2013, 12:28

    This woman meets the needs of California… rednecks are all passed over again…..hint…why?

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