April 25, 2012

More Oops from Elizabeth Warren, Smartest Woman EVAHAHAHAAAA [Dan Collins]

You know Elizabeth Warren, the woman who’s running against Scott “The Nekkid RINO” Brown. She’s the creatrix of the intellectual underpinnings of the Occupy movment, and stop laughing. She’s also a millionairess who opted not to pay Massachusetts’ opt-in higher tax rate, though she thinks that the wealthy should be more heavily taxed. The wealthy, having means at their disposal to flee to other states, or if that is inconvenient at least dock their yachts* there to avoid those higher taxes that they advocate, will get out of the Bay State when they reach the conclusion that the fresh turbot is just not worth the Commonwealth’s surcharges, so it’s necessary to impose a Global Minimum Tax (and later Skynet) to make sure that international bureaucrats have the means at their disposal to enmiserablize one’s life wherever one goes.

So, in concert with Obama, she’s been stumping on the issue of student loans. Let’s set aside the insanity of their continuing to make hash out of hash tags on Twitter, and just note that they want the bros to think they’re not getting tased until after the election. That’s why it’s so downright funny when information such as this emerges:

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign is blasting Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s financial history as she campaigns in support of low-interest student loans, saying the Harvard Law professor’s interest-free loan from Harvard means she is too out of touch with students’ everyday struggles.

Warren disclosed the 20-year interest free loan from Harvard, which lent her between $15,000 and $50,000 in 1996, in financial disclosure forms filed with the Senate last September.

“Let me get this straight: struggling students and families pay more, so multi-millionaire Warren can pay nothing? This sweetheart deal adds insult to injury for the students whose high tuition costs have already made Warren a wealthy one-percenter, and reveals yet again Professor Warren’s hypocritical idea of fairness,” wrote Brown’s campaign manager Jim Barnett.

Yes, Mr. Barnett, due to their practice of making things clear and also perfectly clear, straight is the way you have gotten that. As for who paid Obama’s loans, we are still in the dark, but we do know that the financial burden of those loans caused him to ask not to have to pay off the advance that he got from a publisher to write his first book, straight out of Harvard Lawgh School, when he blew the deadline repeatedly, even though he had a job with a financial news analysis memo-writing company straight out of law school where he was famous among his co-workers for sitting on his duff, writing his memoirs, and taking a paycheck. It was a pattern of entitled shit-headedness that he would repeat at the University of Chicago, where he was not well liked by a different set of colleagues:

The highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law spoke out on Barack Obama saying, “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings.”

Doug Ross reported this and more:

I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

Lovers of verse still contend with political haters of Obama whether it was a good thing or not that he decided to ditch the pecuniary advantages of the poet’s life for politics, or the life of a high-powered consultant for that of a graft-powered insultant. There’s a mise-en-abyme in one of his PETAphagical memoirs about him taking an elevator to the floor on which he pretended to work at that “high-powered consulting firm,” and seeing himself in a three-piece suit opts for a career in which mom jeans pose not too much of an impediment, after which he ordered up some hookers, blow and imported beer on the company tab as his way of saying goodbye.

Why he and Mooch surrendered their law licenses to the State of Illinois, where lots of felons seem still to have theirs, is shrouded in gorilla midstery.

All of this carping will get us nowhere, though. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person engaged in taking money from one group of people (let’s call them ‘earners’) to lavish on another (let’s call them ‘occupiers’) in order to try to keep a scam (let’s call it the ‘education bubble’) afloat are doing such manifestly humanitarian work that their personal foibles should pass unnoticed, especially if they involve eating dog.

Besides, Obama is so omnicompetent he can do any job better than you.

* Full disclosure: the writer had his yacht docked when he was an infant, and doesn’t feel that it has interfered with his enjoyment of life.

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Comments (25)

  1. The only people with a stronger sense of undeserved entitlement than a member of an identity-politics grievance “community” are rich, pasty New England liberals.

  2. No, they can’t. Yes, they can.

  3. here is a list showing how high the number of Scott Browns is in our perverted Senate – it’s from the comments here, and it’s disheartening – 9 Scott Browns is many

    Roy Blount – MO.
    Scott Brown – MA.
    Cochran – MS.
    Susan Collins – ME.
    Hoeven – ND.
    Snowe – ME.
    Roberts – KS.
    Murkowski – AK.
    Moran – KS.

  4. I knew lots of Barack Obama’s growing up. I was one, in fact, for the last couple years of college and in the short years before my kids showed up, unannounced, at the door of my responsibility gland. I recognized him the moment I saw him, and I bet he has an ulcer.

    Oh, and welcome back Dan.

  5. Thanks, LMC, it’s nice to see you, too.

  6. LMC, you should have been a hipster, like the rest of us cool kids.

  7. Anybody else witnessing the wavy text?

  8. That was a nice, slow-burn rant.

    I didn’t realize that the Obamas had both surrendered their licenses to practice law. That’s the sort of thing a diligent media would have long since investigated. Too bad we have one that only does that for its ideological opponents.

  9. Did I not close a tag? Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I think that’s something that should have been gone over during orientation. I can’t be expected to memorize ever rule in the employee handbook and still have time to do my job. Besides, my boss is never at work and I think may be sleeping with someone else in my department, I won’t name names, but my guess is she’ll be team lead before long… Really? She is? I wasn’t at that meeting, I was at Bonnaroo that weekend and there was no way I was getting on a conference call at 8 AM… I was probably still in line at Starbucks and the wifi there has been really slow lately and I can’t upload all the pictures I promised people AND call in at the same time on the crappy used blackberry this place gave me. Seriously, I don’t know how you expect me to be productive when I can’t even facetime with this thing. Gaah. By the way, I was playing pickup basketball with Dave last week and he invited me to his son’s wedding, so I need Friday off.

  10. Dan, I wish I could remember where I read it, but it seems that Bernardine Dohrn wrote the syllabus for Obama’s law class. IIRC, it mirrored most of her syllabi and not only that, featured virtually NO teaching and relied heavily on classroom participation that counted toward 30% (or more?) or one’s grade.

  11. I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

    The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building.

    It would be clarifying to know just where the pressure came from for the Trustees to demand that Barack be found a position at the University. who were the trustees
    in 1992? Who could pressure them? Who would and why?

    Who sent him?

  12. Who sent him?

    Nobody. Actually, I’m willing to bet Bill Ayers dad was either on the board or doing the pressuring.

  13. Leigh, it was a Ann Barnhardt. I’m going to quote the whole thing as it is impossible to link there.

    Obama Didn’t Write His Own Course Syllabus.
    Posted by Ann Barnhardt – March 27, AD 2012 8:20 PM MST
    Breitbart.com published Obama’s University of Chicago “Constitutional Law” course syllabus a couple of weeks ago.

    HERE IT IS.

    Guys, Obama didn’t even write his own syllabus. The prose is sophisticated, the grammar is flawless, and the punctuation is good – heck, there are several semicolons used, and used correctly. In other words, the syllabus is everything that every other sample of genuine Obama-written prose is not. It isn’t the same voice. It isn’t the same author. Period.

    Every sample of genuine Obama-written prose in existence is HORRIFIC in terms of prose, grammar and punctuation. Agonizingly horrific. Please see Jack Cashill’s body of work, including several new pieces at AmericanThinker.com .

    Look at the course structure itself. Obama only had to bluff his way through four actual class periods, with most of those class periods consisting of student discussion. Students were explicitly graded on their participation in these four class sessions. The other six sessions were “small group project” presentations by the students. Obama wouldn’t have to say or do anything in those class periods except play the part of the “wise professor.” Total scammage.

    I think Obama was (and is) so stupid, and such a fraud that he had to have someone else prepare his course for him, including what little bit of lecture he delivered in those four class sessions.

    Who might have prepared a course syllabus and light lecture notes on constitutional race issues with an emphasis toward education and race?

    Bernardine Dohrn. As in Bill Ayers’ wife.

    Bernardine Dohrn was a paralegal at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin from 1984-1988, and, as an aside, was very likely acquainted with Michelle Robinson (later Obama) when Michelle summer interned at Sidley Austin while she was in law school and was later hired right out of Harvard Law in 1988. The dates match exactly. Barry was hired as a summer associate by Sidley Austin in 1989 while he was still in law school. That is allegedly how he and Michelle met. Since both Barry and Michelle are affirmative action frauds and put together don’t have the brains God gave a goldfish, neither one lasted long in an actual performance environment, and have only ever held non-performing meaningless crony positions.

    The reason Dohrn was a paralegal and not an attorney is only because she was a convicted felon per her terrorism activities with the Weather Underground back in the 1960s and 1970s. Dohrn was fully capable of passing the bar, and was working as a de facto attorney at Sidley Austin, just under the necessary title “paralegal” due to her criminal past.

    So, here we have yet another possible connection between Bill Ayers-Bernardine Dohrn and both of the Obamas. But back to the syllabus.

    We now know that Bill Ayers’ parents put Obama through Harvard, thanks to Allen Hulton’s testimony. The Ayers also knew that Obama was a lightweight intellectually who needed as much help with his academic tasks as he needed with his finances. Now Obama had been hired at the prestigious University of Chicago law school as an adjunct and had to actually teach a class – and appear credible. So, roll in the Ayers-Dohrn machine to the rescue. Just like the way that Ayers came to the rescue and wrote “Dreams From My Father” for Barry.

    Lawyer-in-all-but-name Bernardine Dohrn puts together a curriculum including lecture notes, and even writes the syllabus for Obama (as evidenced by the excellent prose, grammar and punctuation). All she needs to do is give Obama a few rhetorical platforms per class session (of which there were only FOUR) upon which he can then launch “class discussion.” Dohrn could have put this together in just a few hours. In class, Barry kicks back, fakes the role of all-wise “professor”, and cruises while the students in the class basically teach themselves.

    It should be mentioned that Dohrn has been a law professor since 1991, and focuses on race and juvenile/education issues. Which is pretty much exactly the focus of Obama’s course syllabus.

    Oh, and Bill Ayers has a Ed.D. in “Curriculum and Instruction.” As in, putting together curricula.

    Just sayin’.

  14. Thanks! I knew there was no way I was going to remember where I read it.

    Barry is nothing but a fraud. I want to see his school records. Did he ever pass the Bar? If he did, who took his test for him?

  15. I was trying to find the link to the Diamond article “who sent ya” and his blog is now readable by invitation only.

    Academic integrity.

  16. Chuck Todd on Warren story:

    And Scott Brown causes Mitt Romney a new tax return headache today. http://bo.st/J72ArU

    Because JOURNALISM!

  17. Motionview, a part of it is here.

    In Chicago politics a key question has always been, who “sent” you? The classic phrase is … from an anecdote of Abner Mikva’s, the former White House Counsel (Pres. Clinton) … As a young student … he walked into the local committeman’s office … and was immediately asked: “Who sent you?” Mikva replied, “nobody sent me.” And the retort came back from the cigar chomping pol: “Well, we don’t want nobody that nobody sent.”

    So it is reasonable to ask, who “sent” Barack Obama? In other words, how can his meteoric rise to political prominence be explained?

    Diamond’s answer is speculative, but informative because it provides a look back into the youthful life and times of the man who might be the next President of the United States.

    The most recent effort was by Jonathan Kaufman in the Wall Street Journal who argued that a critical connection for Obama was his links to some in the wealthy and prominent Jewish community in Chicago. This article contains some important insights and is well worth reading. But, I think Kaufman gets it wrong.

    So, who did “send” Obama? The key I think is his ties not to well connected uber lawyer Newton Minow, as Kaufman suggests, but more likely to the family of (in)famous former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers – not just Bill Ayers, but also Bill’s father Tom Ayers and his brother John as well. Obama was a community organizer from about 1985 to 1988, when he left Chicago for Harvard Law School.

  18. Here I believe is the whole thing.

  19. Yes, Mr. Barnett, due to their practice of making things clear and also perfectly clear, straight is the way you have gotten that.

    HA!

    Dan, you’ve been missed around here. Don’t be any stranger than you already are.

  20. Thanks for that link geoffb. Talk about damning evidence. It’s too bad there aren’t any investigative journalists anymore.

  21. Colombian hookers are much more interesting, Leigh.

  22. Ssssshhhhhhh, Jim. That’s a secret.

  23. The Secret Service inherited those predilections from Booooosh!

  24. I threw some money in Scott Brown’s direction last cycle when it looked as if he would be the 41st vote against Obamacare. Little did I know that voting rules really didn’t count.
    Since then, Brown has been a liberal Massachusett Senator who happens to have an (R) in front of his name. I’m thinking he’s going to have to work harder to get my support. That is, unless Ms. Interest-Free Harvard loan one-percenter implodes on her own.

  25. 15 hours and nothing?

    Either Dan has learned some new unrecognizable racial-fu or JD is losing his touch;)!

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