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Ben Carson steps down as
Hopkins commencement speaker

Baltimore Sun, by Andrea K. Walker

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Posted By:toledo, 4/11/2013 7:11:23 AM

Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson stepped down Wednesday as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine after complaints from students about controversial comments concerning same-sex marriage. The withdrawal came less than a week after medical school Dean Paul B. Rothman chastised Carson for his comments and met with graduating students concerned that the famed physician was an inappropriate commencement speaker.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: philsner, 4/11/2013 7:15:17 AM     (No. 9269963)

Yes, the only thing that is ever "controversial" is deviation from leftist group think.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tucker, 4/11/2013 7:17:24 AM     (No. 9269967)

My word. This is very chilling. When they can do this to a man of Dr. Carson´s stature, think what they can do to the rest of us. What a horrible country we are becoming. I am deeply ashamed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 4/11/2013 7:22:01 AM     (No. 9269981)

Bully alert!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 4/11/2013 7:24:03 AM     (No. 9269986)

I think Sen. Santorum was also "disinvited" from giving a speech at a Michigan school because of his stance on same-sex marriage also. If this isn´t the beginning of censorship, I don´t know what is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Loretta, 4/11/2013 7:24:08 AM     (No. 9269987)

I agree with #2. Sad for our Country. The world is upside down .

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/11/2013 7:25:36 AM     (No. 9269991)

It is frightening to know that future doctors who will be treating patients and setting medical policy are afraid to hear the truth. Perhaps Gosnell, the abortion specialist, would be welcomed to JH.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/11/2013 7:26:41 AM     (No. 9269994)

Gaystopo!! I am sick and tired of this tiny minority of thugs and bullies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NancyD, 4/11/2013 7:27:00 AM     (No. 9269995)

I don´t know what is worse, the leftists who are to intolerant of opposing views OR those who back down.......

We are doing it to ourselves people. We are allowing them to shame us.

IF we aren´t willing to stand up for our own beliefs we are to blame.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/11/2013 7:29:56 AM     (No. 9270001)

The blight is on John Hopkins.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/11/2013 7:30:28 AM     (No. 9270002)

3% of the population can now dictate who gives commencement speeches.Left wing fascism is taking over the country and their hypocrisy on diversity is breathtaking.We want diverse people who agree with us.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 4/11/2013 7:32:15 AM     (No. 9270005)

Dr. Carson showed his wisdom and humility... again ...

It´s the p c Dean and students´ loss...

V saddened and ashamed of JHU right now.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: rinohunter, 4/11/2013 7:33:42 AM     (No. 9270007)

I´m very disppointed in Dr. Carson. If you can´t stand up for what you believe and are easily threatened/shakendown then I don´t think that you believe in what you believe.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 4/11/2013 7:34:43 AM     (No. 9270008)

The Thought Police win!

The replacement speaker will be delivering an address entitled The Glories Of East Germany.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: edgar, 4/11/2013 7:36:07 AM     (No. 9270009)

Another case of Anti-Christian Bigotry. There is no "tolerance" from the left.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lala, 4/11/2013 7:40:08 AM     (No. 9270013)

God bless Dr. Carson. He did not want the graduates´ special day to be about anything other than themselves. But it´s a shame that a crowd of young people and their families missed the opportunity to hear an incredibly inspiring story about hard work, love, determination, self-reliance, self-respect, and honor. If there were more Ben Carsons in the country, I would not be so dispondent about our future.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 4/11/2013 7:43:58 AM     (No. 9270017)

Is this the end result of Political Correctness - - or will re-education camps be?
Freedom of speech and freedom of thought go hand in hand. The dictatorial Left wants neither.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/11/2013 7:46:32 AM     (No. 9270022)

Thanks #7- consider "Gaystopo" stolen and ready to be brandished freely.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nonsense, 4/11/2013 7:57:50 AM     (No. 9270035)

Now the young radicals who took this honor away from an honorable man believe there is no one they cannot bully in the future. Never worked a day in their life, never paid the heavy burden of taxes, yet they believe that "gay marriage" is the most important issue of the day. What useful idiots the students at JHU are.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tgfrr, 4/11/2013 8:11:07 AM     (No. 9270055)

The ultimate clinical pragmatist and realist, who taught how to bring objective and verifiable observations into the practice of medicine and one of the founders of the school, William Osler, hangs his head in shame and disbelief.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: altoona, 4/11/2013 8:12:00 AM     (No. 9270057)

#s 6 and 7: great comments. Yes, I think these grads would take Gosnell over Carson any day. One severs the spines of children; the other saves lives of children. It is an easy "choice." These new docs are ready to practice Obamacare.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pickle1, 4/11/2013 8:16:51 AM     (No. 9270067)

I thought he was going to speak.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 4/11/2013 8:16:53 AM     (No. 9270068)

We have reached the end of the line. This country is finished.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jinx, 4/11/2013 8:20:54 AM     (No. 9270078)

How sad. Students are being brainwashed into believing that people like Dr. Carson should not be listened to. They are censoring conservatives. Are they really afraid that Dr. Carson might make someone change his/her mind once they hear him speak? The same group would demand that someone like Bill Ayers be allowed to speak. Students are not being taught to think for themselves. This is frightening.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/11/2013 8:28:58 AM     (No. 9270095)

What will they do then? Hugo Chavez is not available.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/11/2013 8:29:40 AM     (No. 9270096)

Free speech is only for leftists.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/11/2013 8:31:29 AM     (No. 9270100)

Forgot to add - in the future we may want to check out the med degrees of any new doctor we see and decline to be treated by anyone from Johns Hopkins.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: 4freedom, 4/11/2013 8:37:57 AM     (No. 9270112)

It´s probably a wise thing to back out, kids gone through years of indoctrination can turn violent, just as they were taught.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Clinger, 4/11/2013 8:40:17 AM     (No. 9270116)

Diversity in action.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 4/11/2013 8:45:07 AM     (No. 9270128)

Ha ha ha. Let these larval stage MDs walk into the valley of the shadow of Obamacare alone.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: olcap, 4/11/2013 8:48:49 AM     (No. 9270133)

"I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.&)"

- Dr. Ben Carson

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tennisbum, 4/11/2013 9:06:31 AM     (No. 9270150)

Get a list of all of the graduates from Hopkins Medical School. If any of them set up practice or enter an established practice near you, avoid them like the plague. Too immature to treat real patients plus they can´t deal with the real world where there is a difference of opinion. Their new Hippocratic Oath...."Do as I say, ask no questions and follow my orders or else."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/11/2013 9:23:56 AM     (No. 9270181)

"Do as I say, ask no questions and follow my orders or else."

That´s the oath for all leftists, especially the one in the WH.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/11/2013 9:30:53 AM     (No. 9270202)

Dr Carson is not David Horowitz. We should not expect it of him. Both are national treasures but one has devoted his life to fighting communism and one has devoted his life to surgery. Horowitz thinks he owes us. Carson knows that he does not. God bless both of them in their different ways.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Salt5792, 4/11/2013 9:30:56 AM     (No. 9270203)

The perverts win another one.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/11/2013 9:32:09 AM     (No. 9270208)

Another great university bites the dust.

What´s the difference between Obama and Dr. Carson? When Obama was going to speak at Notre Dame´s graduation, a group of pro-life students objected. Obama didn´t care and these highly principled young people held their own graduation ceremony at the Grotto (which is a shrine to the Blessed Mother.)

Dr. Carson deferred to the students because it is their day. Unfortunately, I suspect many more students wanted to hear him than did not so their day is now tarnished by his absence.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 4/11/2013 9:36:14 AM     (No. 9270220)

I hear they replaced Dr.Carson with a doctor on trial in Philadelphia. I´m surprised they don´t offer a How to do late term abortions elective at JH. I suppose that the anatomy and physiology class at JH now lists a second function for the Anus and rectum.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 4/11/2013 9:37:23 AM     (No. 9270223)

I think that Michelle Obama would be a brilliant replacement. She could tell the doctors where to live, what to eat, how to behave, what to drive , where to vacation,
where to take their residency, and so forth, just what the doctors ordered.These graduates definitely don´t need someone that has already gone through the life experiences they will encounter, as well as being in the minority. PC at its worse. Hoping the alumni don´t decide that the school is not worthy of their donations. or maybe, that´s what stared this witch hunt.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: ironchefw, 4/11/2013 9:42:05 AM     (No. 9270241)

Maybe Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street would be a better choice to speak to the young graduates.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: JAN, 4/11/2013 9:44:32 AM     (No. 9270249)

The swine didn´t deserve Dr. Carson´s pearls.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 4/11/2013 9:45:28 AM     (No. 9270253)

I´m so terribly disappointed to see this. I can see why he wouldn´t want to disrupt the students´ commencement, but this is just another win for the horrific leftists who continue to silence those they disagree with. It is terribly disturbing such a tiny segment of society are so powerful. I used to respect Johns Hopkins. That is no longer the case.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/11/2013 9:57:36 AM     (No. 9270283)

Their loss.

And some very bad publicity for a respected institution.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: EnsignO, 4/11/2013 10:36:12 AM     (No. 9270367)

Ben Carson wrote: "Someday in the future, it is my hope and prayer that the emphasis on political correctness will decrease and we will start emphasizing rational discussion of differences so we can actually resolve problems and chart a course that is inclusive of everyone," he wrote.

How extremely sad that so many people are now rejecting eternal truths found in the world´s great religions. Many thanks to Dr. Carson for being a beacon of truth and trying to shine a light along the shoals of muddied thinking. When those who won´t listen crash on the shoals and rocks of PC, they can only blame themselves. Remind me to be wary of doctors graduating from John Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: rosewater, 4/11/2013 10:38:31 AM     (No. 9270371)

From the article:

*Hopkins has not said it would discipline Carson. In his letter, Rothman acknowledged Carson has a right to his opinions.*

Discipline him for expressing his opinion?? What a horrible country we have become. And thank you JH CEO Rothman for allowing Dr. Carson to have an opinion.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/11/2013 10:48:20 AM     (No. 9270397)

What is the point of coming forth and speaking out, Dr. Carson, if you`re not going to speak out? After all, appearing on Sean Hannity every other week is just talking to the choir. Those who disagree with you can never be enlightened unless they can hear what you have to say. By backing down you have enabled the Left to make it easier to deny you the right to speak and be heard. Good luck to you, Dr. Carson, but you just shot yourself in the foot.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 4/11/2013 10:59:55 AM     (No. 9270410)

when the november election results were in, it was finished. The direction had long been set, but now the retreat has become a rout. There will be some rear guard actions by small groups willing to sacrifice themselves in hope of buying time for someone to appear who can regroup the troops, but unless that someone appears, the battle and war is lost. If someone does appear that can rally the troops and lead a counterattack, I suspect they will be more a Hitler than a Washington.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Bumblebee, 4/11/2013 11:40:49 AM     (No. 9270514)

I am confused! I thought I just read on Dirge that he was going to speak there after all???

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Reply 47 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/11/2013 12:06:16 PM     (No. 9270576)

Your loss, morons.


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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/9/2014 5:13:32 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel´s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud. The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa´s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
attorney general has ever had to
deal with that kind of treatment?’

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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Top conservative: 2016 not
Ted Cruz´s turn, favors Mike
Pence-Rand Paul ticket

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM     Post Reply
A founding father of the conservative movement who is now a star among Tea Party activists is urging the GOP to choose a governor to duel Washington “insider” Hillary Clinton for the White House, saying that 2016 isn´t the best time for Sen. Ted Cruz to run. Often called the “funding father” of conservatism for pioneering direct mail fundraising, Richard A. Viguerie believes that the Texas senator is a “game changer” for the movement but that the best way to beat Clinton is with a candidate from outside the beltway. “I don´t think it would be best for the conservative movement for

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

The incredible hypocrisy of
21st Century feminism

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Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:37:27 AM     Post Reply
My first published column was in a local paper opposing the Equal Rights Amendment for the same reasons that Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative lawyer, campaigned on. As ambiguously written, the ERA, would eliminate the men-only draft requirement, repeal protective laws like sexual assault and eliminate the tendency for mothers to obtain custody over their children in divorce cases. Ironically, one of the arguments that helped sink the amendment from ratification was the fear that single-sex bathrooms would no longer be permitted. In addition, opponents of the amendment also warned that it would lead to abortion on demand and same-sex marriages.

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

Elderly couple attacked in restaurant
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KATV-TV [Little Rock, AR], by Elicia Dover    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/8/2014 12:55:57 PM     Post Reply
Little Rock — An elderly couple was attacked at a restaurant when they asked a woman to refrain from cursing while talking on a cell phone, according to police. The incident happened at Cuisine of China on Geyer Springs road. In the police report, Don Francis, 74 and his wife Bettye Francis, 69, say they were attacked by Joecelyn Thornton, 33, after Francis asked her to stop cursing. In the surveillance video, a woman can be seen walking over to a table and pushing Francis. His wife intervenes and that´s when Thornton allegedly attacks her, pushing her into a table and punching


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