Attend Maryland Conservative Action Network’s “Turning the Tides” Conference- January 12, 2013

TTT2013All conservatives and libertarians in the DC metro should attend Maryland Conservative Action Network’s “Turning the Tides” conference in Annapolis, MD.

Here’s what will transpire on January 12, 2013:

Join us for frank discussion about where we go from here. Topics will include what to expect from both Washington, DC and Annapolis, improving our ground game, national security, the left’s war on the suburbs, how “green energy” schemes are hurting our national and state economy, and more.

Yours truly will be a youth panelist. I will give a talk about my activism coupled with my family history. Hope you come and hear from me and countless other speakers:

  • Dan Bongino
  • Brad Botwin
  • Brandon Cooper
  • Myron Ebell
  • Pamela Geller
  • Gabby Hoffman
  • Stanley Kurtz
  • Steve Milloy
  • Mark Newgent
  • Neil Parrott
  • Richard Rothschild
  • Jim Rutledge
  • Ken Timmerman
  • Blaine Young
  • and more.

Registration details:

Sponsorship opportunities and vendor tables are available. Please contact tonya@mdconservatives.com for details.

If interested in media/blogger credentials (space is limited), please contact jjamitis@mdconservatives.com.

The DoubleTree Hotel has set aside overnight rooms at a special conference rate of $99/night for Friday and/or Saturday.If you would like to book a room, please call 1.800.222.8733, and ask for the Conservative Action Network block (group code: CAN).

Online registration is being handled through ShowClix.

Register by December 12 and get the discounted early bird rate of $50!

After December 12 the regular price of $75 takes effect and walk-in registration on January 12 will be $100.

A student rate of $25 is available for anyone with a current high school or college ID!

Visit http://www.mdconservatives.com/ for more details.

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.

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