Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Emboldened by Obama...

DURHAM – Radical left-wing activist turned college professor Angela Davis will headline the University of New Hampshire's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration later this month.

Davis is best-known for a sensational 1972 trial in California where she was acquitted on murder and kidnapping charges, as well as her work in the civil rights movement and for having an afro that just wouldn't quit. She was once a member of the Communist Party and the Black Panther Party.
I love the way folks can wave a magic wand and instantly convert from "left-wing activist" to "college professor." I've got news for you. There is no transformation. Being a "left-wing activist" is a prerequisite to being a college professor. It's listed on the curriculum vitae right under the line that states "understands Microsoft Excel."

She, also, waved the magic wand and transformed from a Communist to a Democratic Socialist (Davis ran for Vice President on the Communist ticket in 1980 and 1984 along with Gus Hall).

Here's her list of honor:
1. Owned shotgun used to murder Judge Harold Haley
2. Made the FBI's Ten most wanted list (one of the first three women to do so).
3. Current member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
4. Lobbies for prison abolition.
5. Relocated to Cuba with just like nitwit racists Huey Newton and Stokely Carmichael.
6. Acted as close ally to Jim Jones' People's Temple (Bonus: Flavoraid was grape & cyanide-laced).
7. Davis is currently a graduate studies Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California and Presidential Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Still, Davis remains left-wing and contentious, but UNH officials said yesterday that's not a bad thing. "I do expect controversy and, in fact, I'd be disappointed if we brought a speaker to UNH during MLK week to talk about prisons and poverty without controversy," Provost Bruce Mallory said yesterday.
Next week...join us for "open stage in the round" as UNH presents:

"Roman Polansky...Dating Tips."