UCSD is not exempt from misfortune, October 30th tragedy proves

You might think La Jolla is a perfect, quaint town. Alas, it is not exempt from misfortune.

The San Diego Union Tribune reported on October 30th, 2010 that:

The body of an unidentified female was discovered Friday night in a small, burning car at the University of California, San Diego.

Neighbors called San Diego firefighters to a campus parking lot on Voigt Drive after 9 p.m. The fire was put out and the body was found inside the car.

The female has not been identified and the cause of death is unknown, San Diego police said. An autopsy, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Monday.

The Police Department’s Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident. The car is registered to a Carlsbad owner, Lt. Kevin Rooney said. No connection has been made between the owner of the car and the university.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

It is truly sad to discover this kind of news on my campus. Please do all that you can to find the person responsible. No crime should go undeterred.

Slick Willy to Make a Splash at UCSD with Global Initiative U

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Many leftists and their loyalists are defecting from President Obama and retreating to Former President Bill Clinton. He is everywhere lately, from storming the campaign trail to making endless T.V. appearances. Clinton Mania will stop at nothing for  attention.  I thought Van Jones, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ralph Nader, Norman Finkelstein, and Angela Davis were enough at this “politically apathetic” university! I was mistaken…

The former president is set to take the stage at UC-San Diego this April 1-3rd, 2011 for his Clinton Global Initiative–University forum on public policy issues. UC-San Diego’s administration cannot contain their excitement for the former president’s arrival.

“I am delighted that the Clinton Global Initiative-University is headed to UC San Diego,” said Penny Rue, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, at UCSD. “It represents an opportunity to host some of the most engaged and passionate college students from across the globe in addressing society’s most pressing problems. We welcome the opportunity to showcase our award-winning campus to the rest of the country and the world.”

Frankly, all that I can see coming from this event is talk about global warming brouhaha, talk about the United States as a human rights violator, and talk about social justice. Essentially, this will be the typical liberal love fest! Brace yourselves, folks.

I will keep you all posted about the event with breaking developments as they come.

The Final Stretch: Halloween Regards, Birthday Wishes, and Momentum for Victory

With the midterm elections looming, I would like to extend a Happy Halloween to everyone. Whether trick-o-treating, going to costume parties, baking, watching the news, whatever–take a break and be safe!

When you have a moment, enjoy these politically incorrect Halloween costume ideas. They will surely have you laughing!

Wish CA-Assembly 44th District candidate, Alvaro Day, a Happy 21st Birthday! He would be one of the youngest people to enter the State Assembly. Plus, he is in good position to beat his liberal opponent. Vote for him if you live in his district, and offer a donation to his campaign if you can.

We will be victorious come November 2nd. Keep up the tremendous work, fellow patriots! We are in dire need of accountable, Constitution-minded folks representing us in Washington, D.C. “Politics as usual” has failed.  Be sure to vote if you haven’t already!

Leaked Email Exposes Plot to Censor and Defund Koala

Taken from The California Review, October 27th, 2010:

California Review Editorial Board

We obtained an internal SAAC email that reveals a plot by Utsav Gupta, Josh Grossman, and Cody Marshall in which they attempt to prevent students from benefitting from legitimate media organizations by registering 89 (and possibly counting) other media organizations to challenge their funding.

In addition, Utsav Gupta’s one seemingly legitimate newspaper, The Independent, is intended to be a watchdog student newspaper. But how can The Independent be UCSD’s watchdog if its principal and founding members are themselves corrupted, and participating in a conspiracy to take funding from all other media organizations? Let me remind you that the Koala can self fund itself, however the MQ, The Left Coast Post, and the California Review, etc. do not have outside funding but will suffer the most by this conspiratorial defunding.

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From:
Date: Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 1:16 PM
Subject: [ucsdsaac] Potential Koala de-funding plan
To: ucsdsaac@googlegroups.com

Hey all! This is Cody Marshall. Some of us have developed a plan to force
AS’s hand in being more critical of the way that media organizations are
funded on campus. This could potentially provide an anvenue through which
we can get the Koala defunded.

Basically, AS can pick and choose which organizations to fund when there
is a financial justification to do so. Last year, AS over-funded media
organizations somewhat, but did not decide to cut any.

This year, we are going to break their backs! If they want to try and be
neutral, then so be it. We are gonna make them take a second look at the
way they fund media by creating over 100 random media organizations that
will all receive funding! Once they realize that their system is broken,
they will have to pick and choose orgs to fund, with the controversial
Koala surely being among one of the top newspapers to be contested.

check out this funny article from the california review; a conservative
newspaper on campus.
http://ucsdcalrev.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/king-gupta-returns-to-silence-free-speech/

Each media org needs a minnimum of 4 members to be approved! We had four
members up until last night, when Mac Zilber who is on AS dropped out
because of the potential heat he could face from conservatives on campus.
Please let me know if you want to take part in this. You don’t have to
produce ACTUAL MEDIA; just sign up for the org with your P.I.D. It takes
about 20 seconds for each org.


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King Gupta Strikes Back!

King Gupta is back…and with a vengeance too! He’s out to restrict free speech again.  I thought that madness had its place last school year? Why, oh why, UC-San Diego? We do not need to be haunted again with Gupta’s call for abridgment to free speech.

 

Nevertheless, enjoy the following for your viewing pleasure!

Gentlemen, Here’s Your Guide

“Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.”
-Luigi Pirandello

Sure enough, being a gentleman entails living like one. America beckons for more of them in this day and age. The question looms–are they out there and willing to proudly tout themselves more?  I am confident they are.

I traversed upon this blog and grew absolutely drawn to it! People have told me that chivalry is long-dead, and that holding such a belief is naive. Well, I can proudly say that my critics were wrong with this bit of encouragement. Ha!

The American Gentleman, a blog on tumblr, serves as a guide for our country’s gentlemen. Ranging from tips on how to be presentable, kind, articulate, and respectable towards women, AG serves as a tool to revitalize “the gentleman” with important life lessons. For too long, feminists have chided against chivalry and the greatness that comes with manhood. Time to change that, folks!

One can even send in suggestions here.

Number 43 is debatable, although everyone should proudly express their opinion.

Here are some of my favorite lessons:

Lesson No. 52: It is as important to be articulate as it is to be intelligent. Being well-spoken is as important as being well dressed. Intelligence can be gained, charm must be practiced and perfected.

Lesson No. 40: When you’re walking with her, stay on the side closest to the street.Traditionally you offer your left arm for an escort but the Gentleman keeps his lady free from the hazards of falling off the curb or traffic.

Lesson No. 38: They’ll only take you seriously if you take yourself seriously. Straighten your tie, button your top button, shake hands, make eye contact, and seal the deal.

Lesson No. 32: A Gentleman has a firm, confident handshake.You can tell a lot about a man by the way he shakes your hand. As my grandfather always said, “No Dead Fish!” Research even says a firm hand shake may lead to a longer life.

Lesson No. 11: Always open the door for her. It will open her eyes to see you breathe life in to chivalry. It’s not dead, you can bring it back.

Encourage gentlemen. We are in dire need of them in our society. Enjoy–spread the good word of The American Gentleman!

UCLA Cuts Off Admission to Islamic Studies Program

Taken from NewsReal Blog on October 25th, 2010:

It looks like another victory against Islamofascism is underway.  UCLA made a daring move to temporarily freeze all admissions into its Islamic Studies program. As a result, several protests broke out on October 22nd, 2010, at the UC campus by the Muslim Students Association in wake of the decision.

Most individuals assume that Islamic Studies is a respectable program that gives a fair account about the Middle East and Islam to contrast it to our highly Westernized, “Islamophobic” society. As a program greatly entrenched in teaching students that America and Israel are evil, Middle Eastern Studies and its ugly cousin Islamic Studies need to be brought into scope.  Lovely how our tax paying dollars are funding these anti-American projects.  Nevertheless, the decision to cease admissions into the Islamic Studies program is deeply rooted in the following sentiment:

The Academic Senate recommended the admissions freeze at the end of an external review that took place during the 2007-2008 school year…“In general, the Academic Senate will review programs to ensure that there are no problems that impact the quality of student learning,” Garrell said.

The Daily Bruin recounts that the outside review committee — consisting of UCLA and non-UCLA  faculty independent of the Academic Senate — felt compelled to investigate the program after students cited complaints with management and availability of resources.

“The review committee found that students felt that they were not well-taken care…the program was not managed well…”

Stanley Kurtz notes the sobering demise of Middle Eastern Studies as a sham to be reckoned with.

The story begins in the late 1940s, when Middle East “area studies” sprouted in American universities. The founders of this discipline made a pitch for government funding on grounds of national interest…To a degree, their pitch was self-interested. By breaking with the European model of learning based on the command of ancient and modern languages, and instead framing their object of study as a region of strategic value to the nation, apolitical scholars could contemplate fifteenth-century Islamic architecture and still do it on the government’s dime… The decline of Middle Eastern studies is a sobering story of intellectual failure–of the persistent inability of scholars to predict or explain real-world developments in the region of their supposed expertise.

Why waste money on an ineffective program that breeds contempt for our nation? These “educational” programs are largely sympathetic to anti-American views that have proven dismal and dangerous in America.

OC Register Letter-To-The Editor: Rep. Sanchez and cronies are the problem

I got a letter-to-the-editor published in The Orange County Register on October 19th, which is my county’s paper for news. I responded to the notion that the defeat of Loretta Sanchez would be more challenging because of all the money she has. I argue that no money in the world could spare Sanchez from her untimely doing. Go Van Tran!

Rep. Sanchez and cronies are the problem

In regard to the article, “Sanchez war chest far outstrips Tran’s,” Local, Oct. 19], no money in the world can spare Loretta Sanchez. She is representative of the problem surrounding Washington politics and its elitist mentality. Her previous remarks about congressional seats belonging to one exclusive group – Hispanics – is just callous and racist. Congressional seats belong to the people, not one “endowed” group.

I sincerely hope that Van Tran overcomes all the hurdles before him to beat Loretta Sanchez. She and her fellow cronies in California and throughout the United States are going to get a massive wake-up call come this Nov. 2. Whatever people can donate for Tran, whether volunteer hours or money, anything is needed for a victory in one of the most contested races this year.

Gabriella Hoffman

Laguna Niguel

Christian Hartsock and Gabriella Hoffman on The Rick Amato Show for Launch of Video Streaming_October 13th, 2010

My fellow conservative-in-arms Christian Hartsock and I went on The Rick Amato Show for the launch of video streaming this past October 13th, 2010! Listen to the first hour here, second hour here.

We were joined by many other wonderful guests, and hope that you tune to the radio broadcast if you missed it.

Be sure to sign up for Rick Amato’sAmato for Liberty newsletter and check out his newly updated website, AmatoTalk.com.

Follow Rick Amato on twitter at @AmatoTalk and note #AmatoActivists #ATRS when tweeting. Also, join the facebook page or add Rick as a friend there.

 

 

Campus Should Explore Conservative Viewpoints (Taken from The Guardian at UCSD)

My letter-to-the-editor to the Guardian at UCSD regarding the importance of conservative viewpoints on campus.

Enjoy!

Campus Should Explore Conservative Viewpoints

Posted on October 9th, 2010:

Dear Editor,

This past Tuesday, my organization Young Americans for Freedom had the pleasure of hosting conservative activist and film maker, Christian Hartsock. He spoke about activism, gauged club members, and talked about his trip to Iraq. His speech — entitled “What I Did Find in Iraq”— noted the war in Iraq is not a lost cause and that Iraqis are grateful to the United States for continual support and aid. There was even a debate sparked during the question and answer section — signifying the varying opinions held among members in regards to the Iraq War within the conservative movement.

Additionally, Christian Hartsock was one of four conservative activists to appear on CNN this past weekend in a segment called, “Right on the Edge” alongside Lila Rose, Jason Mattera and Ryan Sorba. CNN investigative reporter Abbie Boudreau covered these young activists and their involvement in the Conservative Movement in their respective spheres. The nature and slant of the documentary is debatable to most conservatives, though. Nevertheless, Christian was featured in the documentary in regards to his film making. He is best known for his involvement as a b-roll director for the ACORN investigation in San Bernadino, California, and as the director of a music video entitled “Victicrat” featuring ACORN investigative journalist, James O’Keefe.

Bringing the conservative perspective to campus is pivotal when trying to engage in campus dialogue. Universities tend to lean left, making conservative viewpoints heavily underrepresented. We host a slew of speakers, activities, projects and initiatives geared towards the notions of limited government, defending the Constitution, free market principles and traditional values. If you identify with any of the principles mentioned, then I encourage you to join Young Americans for Freedom this year.

—Gabriella Hoffman
Chair, Young Americans for Freedom

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