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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:10 PM

Liberty University students: Attend the Cruz speech or be fined

Gotta love the freedoms they students get at Liberty University....NOT!!!!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/ted-cruz-liberty-university_n_6924752.html

Liberty Students Would Have Been Fined If They Skipped Ted Cruz's Speech

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) delivered his first official 2016 presidential campaign speech Monday during a convocation ceremony at Liberty University, a religious institution in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The room was packed for Cruz's speech, but the crowd wasn't all there just to applaud the senator's big announcement, which was first shared on Twitter. Some of the students who witnessed the launch of Cruz's 2016 presidential campaign were, in the words of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, only in attendance so they wouldn’t get fined.

Convocation is a mandatory Monday, Wednesday and Friday event for Liberty students -- and they are penalized with fines if they skip an assembly.



I guess the Rand Paul supporters were not too keen to be forced to attend and let it be known!

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Reply Liberty University students: Attend the Cruz speech or be fined (Original post)
LynneSin Mar 2015 OP
hifiguy Mar 2015 #1
gratuitous Mar 2015 #2
Initech Mar 2015 #3
lpbk2713 Mar 2015 #12
yuiyoshida Mar 2015 #4
tkmorris Mar 2015 #7
yuiyoshida Mar 2015 #8
Brother Buzz Mar 2015 #5
stage left Mar 2015 #6
Takket Mar 2015 #9
cstanleytech Mar 2015 #16
Dwayne Hicks Mar 2015 #10
immoderate Mar 2015 #13
LWolf Mar 2015 #11
polynomial Mar 2015 #14
backscatter712 Mar 2015 #15

Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:27 PM

1. FreeDUMB!

 

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:32 PM

2. Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it

Mandatory convocation is a feature that Liberty students (or more likely, their parents) want, rather than a problem to be addressed. It would be interesting to see a Venn Diagram of the universes of Liberty University parents who were unhinged over the notion of President Obama making a televised address to the nation's students, and those parents who are just fine with mandatory attendance at Senator Cruz's political rally. "Hey, there's only one circle on this Venn Diagram!"

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:35 PM

3. Anyone else see the irony here?

A fake university mandating students attend a speech from a fake presidential candidate?

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 03:18 PM

12. The topper ... it's named LIBERTY University




Only in Amurka.




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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:41 PM

4. I would say ..FINE ME...

AND THAN TAKE THE BASTARDS TO COURT.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:47 PM

7. Of course you would

But then, you wouldn't be attending Liberty University in the first place. Those people are nuts.

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Response to tkmorris (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:51 PM

8. yEAH I went to UC Berkeley...we're a different breed

of animules!! BEARS!!!

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:42 PM

5. Soon come, his thugs will be hijacking Bingo buses....

to pack the houses, "Who am I, what am I doing here?".

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:43 PM

6. Liberty University.

Where you have to attend speeches or you're fined. Hard line conservative Christians are irony-impaired.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 02:57 PM

9. that's why Cruz planned to announce this way.

the convocation is a required attendance event so they knew they would get a crowd this way. Otherwise it would have been him, a tumbleweed and this lady:

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Response to Takket (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 09:37 PM

16. Not if the tumbleweed had a box of matches to use to escape with.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 03:00 PM

10. I think it's time

 

To review and revoke their accreditation.

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Response to Dwayne Hicks (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 03:30 PM

13. Ach! I decided to look up their accreditations...

 

So I googled and clicked on wikipedia. So the wikipedia article say LU "was listed as the 17th most searched university in the world by Google search engine users in 2014."

Now I feel used.

--imm

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 03:13 PM

11. Private religious campuses...

they can get away with even more politicking than churches do.

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 02:00 PM

14. Republicans reveal the art of sequester

Sort of the same feeling all of America had when Bush handed over the screwed up treasury. It was about the same type of captured audience, only the tax payer didn’t have to go to a convocation ceremony.

The media in breaking news was the spin cycle in ugly politics, the new age convocation ceremony of breaking news.

Young men and women of Liberty University are dammed if they do or dammed if they don’t. I never had any respect for that University System and likely many more will not now. A shadow is now cast on the whole system.

In wide open conflict of the first amendment to make the arrangement around a Christian theme is similar to a person that links the name of Jesus to a nick name of Chuy. Cruz or Chuy they are both the same.

This action is the current fundamental Republican philosophy, illustrating what the Republican Cruz leadership will be.

All this accompanied by a very denigrating media that knows this distinction is persecution in the mental science. Moreover, it is not natural knowledge, but the strict sense of how expression to study the phenomena in nature now is manifest by political force.

These Republicans reveal the art of sequester again rather than reveal the art of Liberty…

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Response to LynneSin (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2015, 02:12 PM

15. Liberty "University" is a farce of higher education.

It's nothing more than brainwashing school for college-age fundies.

Just googling, found this article:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/11/1090946/-Liberty-University-s-The-Liberty-Way-exposed

Things that are verboten for students at Liberty University:

R-rated movies
"Ungodly" music
Dancing or Kissing
Witchcraft and abortion (considered on par with murder)
Being alone with the opposite sex

Yes, they really are that anal.

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