Professor Fired For Forcing Students To Sign Pledge To Vote For Obama

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Right-leaning college students are already challenged to fend off the strong, all-eyes-on-me opinions of the overwhelming representation of lefty professors in American universities, so when Sharon Sweet of Brevard Community College forced her students to sign a pledge to vote for President Obama and “Democrats up and down the ticket,” she crossed a line that was already a little fuzzy to begin with. And in a highly populated swing state like Florida, votes matter.

Campus Reform posted an exposé back in September revealing Sweet’s demand that her students support her political affiliation. Thankfully, the university was receptive of the report. Yesterday, after due process ran its course, BCC President Dr. Jim Richley called for her termination.

BCC President’s Dr. Jim Richley’s recommendation to the school’s Board of Trustees, follows an internal investigation released by the school, which confirmed a Campus Reform report that Professor Sharon Sweet had required her students to sign a pledge to support both President Obama and Democrats.

“The investigation found that Professor Sweet strongly encouraged or mandated that students from several classes sign a pledge card that stated, ‘I pledge to vote for President Obama and Democrats up and down the ticket,’” the report released by BCC stated.

What a bitch. To make this asinine display of leadership even more deplorable, it turns out Sweet implemented deceptive tactics to gain the signatures — basically tricking them into signing the pledge.

The BCC investigation also found that Sweet had employed deceptive practices in order to obtain the pledges.

“She also misrepresented her intentions to multiple students, indicating at various times that she was conducting voter registration for the college, that the pledge cards were non-partisan voter registration forms, and that the pledge was a ‘statistical analysis,’ it added.

Again, what a bitch.

Has Sharon Sweet realized that some bullshit pledge written by a community college professor is not in any way binding at the polls? Furthermore, the students who were duped into signing this piece of garbage didn’t even realize they promised to vote for Obama? Dumbass.

[H/T to BamaForRomney]
[via Campus Reform]

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      BamaForRomney

      I’m actually with TheKappaClapper on this one, but it really depends on the car too. The brake pads need to be replaced every 60K miles or so anyway, and they’re meant to last all that time with regular breaking. If you downshift all the time, you’re going to wear out the clutch assembly quick. You either want the flywheel and clutch plate disengaged or fully engaged; anything in between will wear it down fast. (Obviously you have to go in between to shift, you should just try to minimize it.) Downshifting to break isn’t as bad as riding the clutch, but it’s getting there. Point being, brake pads are relatively cheap compared to the clutch assembly. A well maintained clutch assembly can last 150K miles, but may need to be replaced as early as 90K or 100K if you’re constantly downshifting. Brake pads are going to last about 60K, maybe 70K if you use downshifting instead. All that being said, downshifting is probably the better option when you’re talking about going down a steep decline. Nobody wants their brake pads to overheat and fail on a mountain.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      The_JiffyLube_Guy

      A well maintained clutch assembly can last much longer than 150k miles. Most OEM brake pads last 30-40k miles.
      These numbers can very greatly depending on driving style and driving conditions and the type of vehicle.
      But for the most part I stand by downshifting up to stops.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      BamaForRomney

      I get what y’all are saying. Even the professionals can’t agree on this, so I guess it’s more of a personal opinion. I usually use the brakes for stop signs/lights, but I often use heel to toe downshifting for turns, just because it’s fun. And steep declines, of course, always use downshift. While we’re on the topic, road head is damn near impossible unless you’re driving on the highway. The upside is she can’t hold your hand while you’re driving around town.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      The_JiffyLube_Guy

      BamaForRomney – What car do you have thats already set up for heel toe downshifts?

      And yes the clutch in some geeds ford focus hatchback isn’t going to last as long as the one in Dad’s cummins.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      The_JiffyLube_Guy

      ^Most cars do not come set up for heel toe downshifts.
      Rev match downshifts yes.

      Heel toe downshifting is when you have your right foot toe on the brake, then spike the gas pedal with your right foot heel.

      Nobody Heel toe downshifts because it’s easier on a car. Race car drivers do it because if you are braking right at the limit of grip, downshifting without matching the revs will cause you to loose traction, thus making you slower around the corner.
      Fucking corncob

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      The_JiffyLube_Guy

      If you downshift properly it won’t put any wear and tear on your engine. Obviously if your doing sixty and throw it in first you will run into all sorts of engine and transmission problems. Throw it in fourth or even third, it’ll help you slow down without destroying your engine.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      Douglas MacArthur

      Alright let me end this bitch. When you driving, you’re wearing the front face of each tooth on each gear in your drivetrain. The front of a tooth on the crankshaft pushes against the back of a tooth on the next gear in line, which pushes the next gear. When you downshift, all you’re doing is engaging the teeth in the opposite direction, and putting force and wear on the faces that normally have no pressure on them. The engine parts you’re wearing out would normally have to be replaced because they’d worn on the front side. You’re wearing surfaces that would usually be thrown out with hardly any wear at all.

      If you say you’re transferring the wear from your brakes to your clutch, then you’re doing it wrong. If you downshift as quickly and smoothly as you upshift, then the added wear and tear on your clutch will be a statistical blip (how many times do you downshift for this reason, as opposed to normal shifting?) If you’re wearing out the clutch that means you’re slipping it.

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      BamaForRomney

      ^^^^I get what you’re going for, but you’re talking about things from the engine all the way down to the drive shaft. Did you mean to talk about the layshaft when you said crankshaft? Your explanation would make more sense if you were talking about the dog teeth engaging the various gears. (1&2 have the same collar, 3&4 have the same collar, etc.) However, that doesn’t have an effect on the clutch assembly or brake pads. I think you mistook my argument for maintaining the clutch as an argument for maintaining the transmission.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      The_JiffyLube_Guy

      I’d disagree with that. If you keep your clutch’s hydraulic system bled, and shift properly, your clutch will last half a million miles or more. The wear and tear on a properly maintained clutch system is negligible.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      Douglas MacArthur

      ^The first paragraph was meant to show TheKappaClapper that it doesn’t hurt the engine. The second paragraph was for you. Clutches that are say they are made for 150K miles take into account that the average person rides and slips the clutch. If you know how to drive and downshift without doing either of these, it will greatly extend the clutch life beyond the average. With extended clutch life, you can afford to downshift more often and extend your brake pads. I take it you don’t plan on driving your vehicle much past 300K miles anyways.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      Douglas MacArthur

      The problem with all of our arguments is that we are generalizing when it may be different for vehicles of different sizes, makes, and companies. Glad we could have a nice civil discussion.

      ^I do hate handjobs, but that’s all they can do. Although my pledge brother said once he was driving down a straight country highway, so pushed the seat back and his girlfriend hopped on and straddled him.

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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      cleavage

      There isn’t any special set up to heel toe downshift. Its just rev matching the transmission and engine and Its way easier on your car. Any stick shift can do it. Jiffy Lube is for gdis.

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      TheKappaClapper

      I understand that downshifting in of itself is not harmful to the engine; however, with regards to the clutch the increase shifts would cause more wear to the flywheel and friction plate, far more expensive parts than brake pads or even a rotor machine job

      ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago
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    BamaForRomney

    Y’all should check out Campus Reform (the source for the story). There’s a lot of action we can take to combat the 72% of professors who are liberal (vs. 15% conservative).

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      BamaForRomney

      Nice. I’ve submitted a couple of history textbooks that give a liberal story of the United States instead of the facts. You can look up professors before registering for classes, too. It’s like a Rate Your Professors for conservatives.

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    RisingFratstarOfTX

    Make a note, poli-sci professors, along with pretty much anything in the liberal arts or fine arts field=lesbian democrats. Any prof in a business or engineering college=good old republicans

    ^ ThisTake a lapReply • 2 years ago

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