Up for Debate: Gonzales heads to Belmont

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 11:10pm

Is the appointment of former-U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair at Belmont University's new law school a good move or a questionable one?

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52 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 10/18/11 at 10:15

I guess we will have to wait and see what he screws up, to know for sure.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/18/11 at 10:17

By: yogiman on 10/18/11 at 3:24
duma..,(sic)
Was(sic) you alive when the sun never set on the British Empire? I was.

Continuing Education for the old gas bag
Dungba.., I suppose that you can say that the sun still does not set on the British Empire.

There are currently 14 territories belonging to the British Empire.

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena, South Georgia and the Sound Sandwich Islands, the Sovereign base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekalia on Cyprus and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Places like New Zealand and Australia still see the Queen as the monarchy, but they have their own government, and are part of the commonwealth.

By: yogiman on 10/19/11 at 12:06

Excellent stupidity, dumba..,

Are those territories spread around the world and the sun has returned to never setting on the British Empire?

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 5:05

Did anyone catch the highlights of last night's GOP debates?
Romney arguing his entire 60 seconds about being interrupted.
Romney put his hands on Perry. Suprised Perry didn't pull out his gun from his boot.
And any of these fools thinks they can beat Obama?

By: govskeptic on 10/19/11 at 6:16

There's always a group of Professors who think they should run the place
or be the moral or moralless authority at all universities. The Belmont
collection is no different, they may be afraid the new hire may get a little
more attention than themselves. He' is filling one position, not the Dean of
the Law School nor heading up the University. A lot to do about nothing
other than another forum for a few Liberals to get attention and whine!

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 6:36

By: yogiman on 10/19/11 at 12:06
Excellent stupidity, dumba..,
Are those territories spread around the world and the sun has returned to never setting on the British Empire?

Dungba.., you are such a simpleton. You wanted to know if I was alive when the sun never set on British Empire. I try to educate you on world history and all you can do is your puny yogi song and dance routine. Such a sad little man is you.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 6:40

I think he wanted to do just that, d7. He can’t win verbally, so shoot the SOB mentality seem to appear on Perry’s face?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 6:49

govskeptic-

I don’t think that Gonzales notorious reputation is something the professors want.

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 6:50

Check out this other tread about 3 women who walk into a convience/grocery store, 11:30am, 1 walks into the office, and gets the safe, and all 3 walk out w/ it...just put a sheet over it.

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 6:58

The WTF Division: All these wild animals escaped in Ohio.
Good. There's nothing of any value in OH.
Columbus Zoo? Isn't that where they train the Ohio State Buckeyes?
So sad the Police are killing them all, not tranquilizing them.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 7:30

It never occurred to me that Belmont University was a sanctuary for liberalism.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 7:38

I disagree with the police shooting the animals, but understand there reasoning. I think.

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 7:41

With the recent gay soccer coach fiasco, Belmont is becoming more mainstream.

By: rldavenport@com... on 10/19/11 at 7:42

Nemo:

That's why Belmont broke ties with the Southern Baptist Convention.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 7:51

Thanks d7 and ridavenport. Belmont is not high on my radar screen and I forgot.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 8:08

Well I would feel safer with him as President……lol

Cain: If Al Qaeda Demanded It, I’d Consider Freeing Every Gitmo Prisoner For The Release Of An American Soldier
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2011/10/18/347276/cain-if-al-qaeda-demanded-it-id-consider-freeing-every-gitmo-prisoner-for-the-release-of-an-american-soldier/

By: Moonglow1 on 10/19/11 at 8:24

Moonglow1: Gonzales disregarded the rule of law when he served under Bush. He is a war criminal. Yes the professors are correct. Why would Belmont choose Gonzales? He paved the way for torture. He is a war criminal along with Bush. He should remain in Texas where the other criminals reside. Why not serve with Perry who is another nut like Bush. Who at Belmont made this terrible decision.

By: Kosh III on 10/19/11 at 8:26

"It never occurred to me that Belmont University was a sanctuary for liberalism."

You don't have to be a Liberal to oppose fascists who practice torture.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 8:57

That is true Kosh, but the conservatives today are fascist like.

By: BenDover on 10/19/11 at 8:58

Romney put Perry away last night. Perry came off as petulant and petty. Stick a fork in him.

Santorum and Newt both sounded great.

Bachman didn't do herself any harm or any good.

Romney basically held court.

Cain's paying the price for having a tangible plan that people can take pot-shots at... beginner mistake.

Ron Paul got a lot of cheers from his Hale Bopp crowd that was well represented in Vegas last night.

Overall it was choreographed by CNN and Cooper to benefit Romney.

By: Ingleweird on 10/19/11 at 8:59

Seems to be par for the course.

Intolerance for sexual orientation today, hiring war criminals tomorrow.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 9:02

Thanks for the play by play Ben, but so was the Tea Party debate choregraphed.

By: yogiman on 10/19/11 at 9:07

I agree, BenDover. Its pretty obvious all of these "debates" are well planned shows. Their biggest problem is; they don't seem to understand the audience can read between the lines.

You can almost read their lips before they speak.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 9:07

I have go to go for the time being. You can crawl out from under you rocks yogi and bud.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 9:09

How would you know Dungba..?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 9:11

I find it hard for a Dung Beetle like yogi to have the mental powers to read, let alone to read lips.

See you later lol

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 9:34

Anyone emanating from the Bush Admin, cir.: 2000-2008 is not fit to show up in public.
eg., Cheney, Rice, Rummy, Wolfowitz, Bremmer, and Bush himself.
All colluded to gain OIL thru illegal means.
And they all knew it.

By: pswindle on 10/19/11 at 9:45

Belmont, Let me see, they will not let a nice law abiddding citizen be the soccer coach, but they will let a Bushie be in a Law Chair. What is wrong with this picture?

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 9:52

"A nice law abiding citizen..."
Maybe.
But, for a "Christian" private school to sanction, tolerate, and embrace a "outted" Lesbian is too great a stretch.
For them to embrace the Republican party and all the Bush admin. did, isn't a stretch at all.
It's just bending over, as usual, as they're used to.

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 9:54

yogiman said

"You can almost read their lips before they speak."

Must be all that time with the sheep.You're Baaaaaaad yogi.

By: Kosh III on 10/19/11 at 10:13

Dar

It's only SOME "Christian" schools and groups that object to gay people. Most others have realized that being gay is not incompatible with "love one another" and that the Scriptures do NOT condemn same-sex orientation or even mention the subject!

By: bfra on 10/19/11 at 10:14

If yogi had said "read between the lines", that might explain where he gets all the fiction junk he posts.

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 10:21

Kosh III said

"It's only SOME 'Christian' schools and groups that object to gay people. Most others have realized that being gay is not incompatible with 'love one another' and that the Scriptures do NOT condemn same-sex orientation or even mention the subject!"

There are none so blind as those who claim to see the most.....

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 10:39

K-3: No way.
Look at the Republican field running for president.
Every single one says, "being gay is a choice". Especially Cain (!)
Bachmann's husband can even "cure" the affliction.
If these schools are indeed "Christain", and from what I hear, all charge $30,000 a year, "Christain" parents want them to be side- by- side with The Holy Bible.
No deviation.
And to them, "gayness", or actually being "gay", is an affliction.

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 11:06

Last night I decided to delve into the world of Ayn Rand by watching Mike Wallaces 1959 interview of her..... on youtube in 3 parts. And I came to the conclusion that if we all lived in Ayn Rand's world, there would be no human race. Why do I say that?

First of all there were two things that she said in the interview that really stood out in my mind. She stated that any act of altruism is immoral and that reason, devoid of emotion, should be the only guide to action. The other thing that stood out was the fact that she believed that love should be dependent upon the virtues of those to be loved... in simple terms, does loving that person increase your self worth; if not, then they are not worth being loved.

Then it occurred to me, what is parenthood if not the ultimate act of altruism? Do children increase your self worth? Isn't it the case that once becoming a parent, altruism is not only a good thing in a parent, but a necessary thing? And as for reason, what would be the reasoning behind having children? Sure you could say that bearing children is necessary for the perpetuation of the humans race.... but then again, wouldn't that be a decision based on altruism? And we can't have that. From my perspective it seems that an Ayn Rand Objectivist should only care about the condition of the human race up until the point of death.... after that, who cares. And as for love based on virtue, when has a parents love for their children ever been based on "virtue"? Now you could argue that there's an emotional component to raising children; that it fulfills some emotional instinctual need. But Rand argues that reason alone should dictate your actions and that emotion is irrelevant and even dangerous. So, it seems to me that if one were to truly follow the teachings of Objectivism, having children would be an act of heresy.

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 11:49

brrrrk: Did you drop some acid earlier in the day?
Way too an intellectual conversation.
Rand came up several months ago when "Atlas Shrugged" came up.
I forget why.
I think it's the Republican manifesto: no welfare, foodstamps, aid to families, homeless shelters......
It's the Republican way of life.

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 11:57

dargent7 said

"brrrrk: Did you drop some acid earlier in the day?
Way too an intellectual conversation."

Sorry, maybe my boss was right when he said I read too much... :-)

"I think it's the Republican manifesto: no welfare, foodstamps, aid to families, homeless shelters......
It's the Republican way of life."

Yes, but they conveniently forget that she was an atheist as well as a recipient of social security and medicare (seems she couldn't even adhere to her own teachings in that regard.).

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 12:21

I thought Rand was a Russian born Jew?
Russians are always COLD.
As in Siberia.
What was she to say? Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ?
And look at the Republican field, past, present, and future:
"Mine's mine....Go get yours".
"My fellow man"?

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 12:52

dargent7 said

"I thought Rand was a Russian born Jew?"

For my money, I believe Rand was a classic psychopath.... lacking qualities that are essential to a well functioning society. Just watching the Wallace interview certainly displays hints of that. But that's just my two cents..........

By: Loner on 10/19/11 at 1:47

Good afternoon, Nashville.

Gonzales has name recognition, therefore he is in demand. Some say Gonzales is famous, others say the man is infamous. Apparently, Belmont is looking for increased notoriety, so they hired a notorious fellow.

In that sense, it makes sense.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 2:19

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 9:54
yogiman said
"You can almost read their lips before they speak."
Must be all that time with the sheep.You're Baaaaaaad yogi.

LOL

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 2:24

Loner, wise words has made sense of this boo-boo.

By: BenDover on 10/19/11 at 2:55

Rand... a woman who knew how to put government in its place.

Sociopath may be a good diagnosis. When applied to government though it works really well because government must take from one person to be altruistic to another so the whole scheme is a farce.

I think altruism by the individual with his own money should be encouraged though. Rand had no use for the teachings of Jesus.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 3:24

Then Ryan was the anti-Christ?

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 3:25

s/h/b Rand

By: brrrrk on 10/19/11 at 3:40

BenDover said

"I think altruism by the individual with his own money should be encouraged though. Rand had no use for the teachings of Jesus."

If there's anything in the world that I'm sure of, it's that this country will never adopt your point of view..... sure the citizens of this country will get hoodwinked for a short period, but when things start to fall apart (as they are), they will quickly regain common sense.

And where's that Libertarian utopian example? Name one country..........

By: BenDover on 10/19/11 at 3:57

Here you go D'arge.

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By: yogiman on 10/19/11 at 4:38

.... "sure the citizens of this country will get hoodwinked for a short period, but when things start to fall apart (as they are), they will quickly regain common sense."

I must say, that's a true statement, brrrrk. Many of the people of this country have been hoodwinked and It won't take much more time for the "guvmunt" to fall completely apart.

I hope you and your fellow Obama fans gain a valuable lesson.

By: dargent7 on 10/19/11 at 5:57

8 years of GW Bush...
Where was the outrage when this dufus invaded Iraq?
So, now, everyone's upset our National debt is so large.
Well, two unfunded wars costing $4. billion a month for 7 years will do it to you.
But, my strength, like Republicans, was never math.

By: Captain Nemo on 10/19/11 at 7:00

Shut up Dung Beetle.