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Professor in Trouble for Firefly Poster--EDIT: Free Speech WON!

POSTED BY: SAVEWASH
UPDATED: Saturday, December 31, 2011 04:12
SHORT URL: http://bit.ly/riP9Qo
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Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:26 AM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


If someone else has already posted this, I apologize. I was just amazed by this story and thought I'd share.

http://www.techdirt.com/blog/?tag=nathan+fillion

Comments?


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 11:40 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


seems like all of us Browncoats ought to send the University e-mails and snail mails, advising the chancellor that we caught him cold violating a fundamental American freedom, and being stupid, and that therefore, we're gonnna keep an eye on him and the institution.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 1:51 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


here's a link, Browncoats, to a form letter to the VIPs at the University.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5896/p/dia/action/public/?action_K
EY=8262


Step up and protest, in the great tradition of Browncoat unity and expression of opinion.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 6:29 PM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air... and what-not" -Philip J. Fry


I commend this dude both for his taste, and his brass set.

I will say, just as an afterthought...Anything you put up for the general public to read must be well thought through...and be ready to put up with the idiots. Take any batch of comments from any news story on any given day and THAT is a sample of your viewership...

The other day some lady went bonkers because of the letters OMG on a billboard...Make no mistake, this is not a generally intelligent or tolerant society...

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 2:10 AM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


Sent e-mail and reposted to Facebook. What a load of crap!

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I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:29 AM

PIRATENEWS

John Lee, conspiracy therapist at Hollywood award-winner History Channel-mocked SNL-spoofed PirateNew.org wooHOO!!!!!!


Guess it's a good thing he didn't post this poster:



Everybody knows terrorists are identified by saying the word constitution.


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Monday, October 3, 2011 7:29 PM

DMAANLILEILTT


I hope you know that the gun he's holding is a model of one from Halo.

"I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?"

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:57 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by dmaanlileiltt:
I hope you know that the gun he's holding is a model of one from Halo.

"I really am ruggedly handsome, aren't I?"


"THEY" surely wouldn't.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 11:06 AM

DAVESHAYNE


Quote:

Originally posted by dmaanlileiltt:
I hope you know that the gun he's holding is a model of one from Halo.



The right of the people to keep and bear imaginary weapons shouldn't be infringed.

David

'Begone, sugar-free candy antichrist!' - Nathan Rabin.

'Geeks can't admit that anything worthwhile was invented before 1981. Soon, "making cocoa" will be called "milk hacking."' - Lore Sjoberg

http://xkcd.com/386/

"Don't worry. Captain Hammer will save us." - Penny.

I has myspace - http://www.myspace.com/daveshayneforpresident

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:46 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Sent mine in. What's wrong with these folks?

SGG

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:03 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


Hey, everyone! The First Amendment won, thanks to help from Browncoats and other right-thinking people who protested the original absurd reaction by the university. Read here to find out more about how it's been resolved:
http://thefire.org/article/13659.html

Our BDHs, Nathan and Adam, contributed to the fight against the university's censorship. Good for them!


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 2:28 PM

DAVESHAYNE


Good news. Good news indeed.

David

'Begone, sugar-free candy antichrist!' - Nathan Rabin.

'Geeks can't admit that anything worthwhile was invented before 1981. Soon, "making cocoa" will be called "milk hacking."' - Lore Sjoberg

http://xkcd.com/386/

"Don't worry. Captain Hammer will save us." - Penny.

I has myspace - http://www.myspace.com/daveshayneforpresident

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Friday, October 7, 2011 4:23 AM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air... and what-not" -Philip J. Fry


I'mma thinking maybe she just wanted a poster of Nathan for her very own

I understand hon...we all want posters of Nathan...

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Friday, October 7, 2011 7:26 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
I'mma thinking maybe she just wanted a poster of Nathan for her very own

I understand hon...we all want posters of Nathan...



Maybe somebody should send her some screen-caps from Trash.
Meanwhile , any of you Browncoats from Wisconsin, keep an eye on the University, and in particular, keep an eye on this re-education they're going to do on free speech rights and responsibilities. Make sure it isn't privately " Your right to free speech stops where the University says no, and your responsibility is to not embarass the college when it does something DUMB."

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Friday, October 7, 2011 9:24 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Glad to see free speech win out. How shiny is it that Nathan and Adam both got personally involved to right this wrong?

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Saturday, October 8, 2011 9:48 PM

MOJAVE


That is a scary story: a university chief of police threatening criminal charges for putting up a Firefly poster. Glad it ended well. And yes, we have some pretty damn cool BDHs.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011 4:51 AM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


"We beat the bastards of city hall!"



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I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Monday, October 10, 2011 12:46 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Yay!

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:08 AM

FORRESTWOLF


Them mudders showed that gorram magistrate!

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Friday, November 11, 2011 5:13 PM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


In light of the deaths at Va Tech as well as Columbine etc it was a ridiculously poor choice to make. There are all kinds of worthy quotes that could have been used. We have the right of free speech, doesn't mean we should always use it.

I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"

FORSAKEN original

Yes We Did!




“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi

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Friday, November 11, 2011 7:46 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFIllion:
In light of the deaths at Va Tech as well as Columbine etc it was a ridiculously poor choice to make. There are all kinds of worthy quotes that could have been used. We have the right of free speech, doesn't mean we should always use it.

I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"

FORSAKEN original

Yes We Did!




“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi



Isn't Mal's quote the exact opposite of Columbine and Virginia Tech?

" If I ever come to kill you, you'll be awake, I'll be facing you , and you'll be armed." Not, " I'll be the only one with a gun, and I'll make you lie face down on the floor first."

Sort of, it will be a fair fight, and you'll have a chance to stop me. And I think it's implied, you'll be armed, even if I have to hand you a gun first.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:05 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


The poster is inappropriate. Mal's intent is irrelevant. Perception is the problem. People will see a man with a gun talking about killing someone. They won't go any deeper then that. It is a distraction that the University could do without.

I am on The List. We are The Forsaken and we aim to burn!
"We don't fear the reaper"

FORSAKEN original

Yes We Did!




“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Mahatma Gandhi

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 12:12 AM

UNKDAVE

YOUR DISTURBING MY CALM


DOES NOT YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS APPLY WHEN YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS ARE MESSED WITH? JUST A THOUGHT.

DAVE

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:20 AM

MICJWELCH


There's an excellent video summarizing what happened through the whole thing.



"Always be yourself. Unless You suck." - Joss Whedon

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 2:30 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


Good video! Thanks for posting it.


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:00 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Excellent indeed, and it does give me a thought, since we're primarily a freedom-oriented folk, us Browncoats...

We ought to keep in contact with FIRE, and have ourselves a little FIRE-Fly palaver concerning the support of free speech in the educational environment, cause I am so down with that, and I don't just mean college professors, I mean everyone - since if a right isn't universal, it ain't a right at all, neh ?

http://thefire.org/cases/freespeech/

Just a thought,

-Frem

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Saturday, December 31, 2011 4:12 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by SAVEWASH:
Good video! Thanks for posting it.


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."




Second. Good guys won this one.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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