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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:18 PM
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Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

LYNCHBURG Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, known for his conservative views and in-your-face personality, will deliver the commencement address at Liberty Universitys May 15 graduation, Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr announced this morning.

Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded, Falwell said in a news release.


Read more: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/a... /
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:21 PM
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1. Damn, they expect so little...
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:48 AM
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19. A real "Scholar" with impeccable academic accomplishments
This guy never gradiated (graduated)from anything resembling a university

In 1996, while working for a New Haven-area radio station, Beck was admitted to Yale University through a special program for non-traditional students. Beck took one theology class, "Early Christology," and then dropped out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Beck
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:37 AM
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21. The man is certifiably crazy! Can you imagine any OTHER
college in the world that would invite a lunatic to speak at ALL, with official sanction from the college administration?

This proves Liberty U is not anything resembling a real college, other than a finishing school for the paranoid.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 12:40 AM
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29. A finishing school for a cabal of Hateful, Religious Nut-Jobs
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 02:53 PM
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26. A fake "commentator" for a fake "university". It fits.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 04:15 PM
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27. Spot on!!!!
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Stumbler Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:17 AM
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40. Nice one
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SocialistLez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:27 PM
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2. How befitting. NT
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SocialistLez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:28 PM
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3. I guess Fred Phelps was busy....NT
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:20 AM
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17. Phelps is too radical for Liberty
Besides, after Falwell died Phelps said he went to hell
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:28 PM
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4. The choice of Beck tells me all I need to know about Liberty University,
It's obvious that the students are completely brain washed. I hope I never meet any of them.
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:39 AM
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22. Remember th Bush folks used to hire their law school grads from
Liberty University. Monica Goodling, or something who gave "litmus tests" to applicants was one of them, if I recall.

Not only tells you a lot about Liberty U, but about the Bush circus, too.
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 01:09 AM
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31. Monica Goodling was from Regent University's law school
She never attended Liberty.

Regent is Pat Robertson's school. I realize that Pat and Jerry were indistinguishable in many ways, however.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 01:56 AM
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32. To be fair, not only from Liberty. Also from Trinity and from Pat Robertson's law school.
Goodling was one of the few grads of Robertson's then fledging law school who worked for the admin. who managed to pass the bar on the first try.

Yes, Goodling was bad. Apparently, that was no problem, as long as she was hiring political appointees. (Screw separation of church and state, right? A religious test was fine.) However, when she was hiring for civil service positions, it was not ok. And she used the same test for all hires. Which turned out not to really matter all that much because Cheney made a bunch of political appointee positions into civil service positions just before the Eight Years of Horror ended.
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 01:06 AM
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30. Being founded by Jerry Falwell is all you really need to know
If that isn't enough, then all the guest speakers they have had over the years, including Ed Meese and Oliver North, should be.
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FightingIrish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:41 PM
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5. And the message is ...
you wasted your money getting that degree becasue I dropped out and still got rich. I'm not even that bright.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:49 PM
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6. Since they're inviting losers, will Jerry Sr. be present, too?.
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sadbear Donating Member (799 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:56 PM
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7. They probably do have his carcass encased in plexiglass
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 09:09 PM
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8. that says it all.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 09:12 PM
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9. I'm bettin' one ah them store bought degrees
carries more wait then won frum Liberty!
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 10:13 PM
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14. carries more wait then won frum Liberty!
Oh weight! Really?
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 06:07 PM
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28. You no dag-nabbin' well
I'm write! :dunce:
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 09:17 PM
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10. What did the sour cream say to the cottage cheese?
Hey, at least we're smarter than Liberty University.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 09:28 PM
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11. I never read much about LU, the enrollment numbers surprised me.
Fall 2009 residential enrollment: 11,900
Fall 2009 online enrollment: 36,239


Faculty Profile 23:1 Student/professor ratio
341 Full-time faculty
47 Full-time faculty with Academic Administration responsibility
438 Adjunct faculty
71% Full-time faculty hold terminal degrees


They have a Law School, yikes!

Welcome to Liberty University School of Law.


Your decision about which law school to attend is an all-important one. Law schools are not alike. As you become acquainted with Liberty University School of Law, you will see what sets it apart from the rest.

Some of Libertys initiatives in legal education, particularly to prepare you for practice, are unrivaled anywhere. We are unapologetic in our Christian worldview. Our rigorous curriculum integrates this worldview with valuable practice skills and bar preparation.

The law school admissions process is competitive and can be challenging. The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is here to see you through the process. See our links, below, and please let us know how we may assist you.

Sincerely,
Abigail I. Tuomala
Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

http://law.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=3816




By any chance, anyone know someone who attended the school?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:41 AM
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23. We drive by (through) it on 460 going to Roanoke
it has expanded across the dual divided highway in recent years.

You can look up there rules for students on line (whacky)

When Jerry died it turns out that he was insured to the teeth. LU is completely out of debt now. Falwell famously had to borrow money at the beginning of the school and he got it from..... Rev. Moon. A no interest loan from what I understand.

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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 09:31 PM
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12. I thought that fucker was taking a dirt nap
Edited on Fri Apr-23-10 09:32 PM by corkhead
oops, didn't see the "jr"
:blush:
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 11:37 PM
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15. On line
approx 40,000 and in attendance approx. 11,000. He will get major media coverage. The people of money controls and they want and it to stay that way. What they don't understand, we the people know better.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 10:11 PM
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13. A fake from a fake news channel faking it at a fake university.
Will he use a blackboard?

:eyes:
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pundaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 11:49 PM
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16. Is that school accredited? And if so, what good is accreditation?
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activa8tr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:43 AM
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24. Good question. It seems like Christian colleges have their own
little accreditation club, too!

"Today, TRACS provides academic accreditation to many of America's finest Christian institutions of higher learning. "

http://www.tracs.org/about.htm
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 03:30 AM
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18. A great match...
Edited on Sat Apr-24-10 03:32 AM by Hubert Flottz
Have you noticed how much Glenn looks and acts and talks like Jim Jones these days?

Edit...where was their "Gawd" when they played WVU last year?
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 08:31 AM
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20. I'm shocked they would invite a Mormon to give the address
Who's next? Romney? I thought the fundies hated Mormons.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 12:36 PM
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25. Sun Myung Beck and Liberty U.--sounds like a perfect match to me
I'm sure he'll breathlessly/tearfully update them on his latest tweets from God. :puke:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 02:06 AM
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33. The mods allow headlines from The Onion in LBN?
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 08:05 AM
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34. Bizzarro-world.
Too much pathetic to comprehend.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 08:53 AM
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35. Liberty U. The School Where You Only Need One Book
Well, at least it's inexpensive.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 09:46 AM
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36. Is this for real?

Beck is one of the few courageous voices in the national media standing up for the principles upon which this nation was founded,
glenn beck is a punk and Junior can suck my ass
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-10 10:25 AM
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37. The fruits of Master Moon's labor ripen.
and rot.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 08:45 AM
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38. Yup
Where to start, is there even a starting place anymore? Talking about My Country to the tune of My Generation by the Who.
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601Liberal Donating Member (132 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 09:55 AM
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39. What principles?
Except for the ones that lines his pockets
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-26-10 10:43 AM
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41. what type of loserish university would have an illiterate like beck speak to their students
answer: any right-wing one.
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