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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:31 PM
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John Yoo calls UCal-Berkeley, his employer, the "jurisdiction of the People's Republic of Berkeley"
In a speech the other day at Chapman University:



http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bybee22-2009apr...

Yoo, 41, alluded to his own uncomfortable situation at the liberal university where he has tenure, thanking the Chapman administration for giving him the opportunity to escape "the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of Berkeley."


Hey, man - if you don't like it there, no one's tortur...er, forcing you stay there.
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:35 PM
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1. And there is the problem with tenure
what a freaking absurd concept
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:49 PM
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22. there are ethics agreements that teachers are held to that can
invalidate his tenure pretty damned quick, which the most powerful one is unethical immoral conduct. getting indicted will kick his tenure in the ass.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:35 PM
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2. Why doesn't he go back to North Korea where his ideas would be better embraced
nt
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:35 PM
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3. Berkeley should fire his ass NOW, tenure be damned.
Yoo doesn't deserve the soft, cushy landing provided to him by a grateful RW machine.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:40 PM
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12. No, they shouldn't. However, they should continue to keep the heat on.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:54 PM
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14. We'll agree to disagree
Yoo is a mockery as a "professor" of law.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:37 PM
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4. We've been trying to get him fired for years
I'm glad he hates it here because the feeling is quite mutual
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:39 PM
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10. Perhaps he could commute an hour and work at the Hoover Institution.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:37 PM
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5. Berkeley has been calling itself the peoples republic of Berkeley since the 80's that I know of.
It was used jokingly because they felt they were more liberal than the rest of the country.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 10:38 PM
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25. That is what it was called in the 60s...
...and I remember that well...actually, sort of...but People's Park is a bit of a blur...!!!

:smoke:
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:37 PM
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6. Oh fuck YOO! That "People's Republic" meme is SOOO old ...
They used to call Santa Monica "The People's Republic of
Santa Monica" back in the Jane Fonda/Tom Hayden days of
the '80s. He's as lacking in wit as he is in legal
expertise obviously.
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:37 PM
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7. Cry me a river, John. You created this problem.
Yoo was put in the position of having no oversight whatsoever as he wrote his insane legal opinions. He gave Bush and Cheney unprecedented power and legal cover for illegal activities.

I would love to see him in chains.
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:38 PM
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8. If he hates it so much why doesn't he just quit?
I'm sure Liberty University would be GLAD to give him a job.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:38 PM
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9. As an alumnus, this pisses me off to no end.
Fuck YOO. You are a major league asswipe not fit to walk the halls of Berkeley. :grr:
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:39 PM
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11. Ungrateful S.O.B
He's got tenure at one of the best schools in the country and he wants to bad-mouth the school?

:mad:

:dem:

-Laelth
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 03:42 PM
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13. "no one's tortur...er, forcing you stay there."
:rofl: :thumbsup:
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:08 PM
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16. ...but it could be arranged with ease
I hear Olbermann offered $1,000 per second for waterboarding Hannity. Put your reputation where your memos are, "Professor" Yoo - teach us all a lesson that waterboarding does not constitute torture by volunteering to experience it yourself.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:20 PM
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19. I watched a waterboarding demonstration on youtube, last night
It made me feel sick to my stomach. The idea that anyone could say that what is taking place isn't torture is insulting to the world's intelligence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0SnqfFXc1k&feature=Play...
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CLG_News Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:04 PM
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15. K&R. n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:16 PM
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17. no one is forcing you to stay in the 'people's repbulic' john.
or is that just too obvious a reminder for you.

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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:18 PM
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18. He doesn't complain when he cashes in his paycheck I'll bet.
Ungrateful idiot.
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:33 PM
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20. Wow. When I thought these men couldn't get any crazier
sounding and more publicly self-destructive. Keep the one-line hits coming!
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 04:42 PM
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21. omigawd
i'm shocked. i hope that comment comes back to bite him in the ass. not as much as i hope to see his ass in jail.
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 05:32 PM
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23. You can be sure that the faculty hate him in return. Pompous asses like F-Yoo are generally
resoundingly hated by their colleagues, since this bad behavior affects their professional lives as well. These are the professors who are too "exalted" to do the daily work of universities, too "special" to have to mingle with the regular folk.

What a sad statement that he is in a college of Law.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-24-09 10:35 PM
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24. Fuck you, Yoo....
...if you don't like Cal Berkeley, then leave. Sheesh... :eyes:
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