August 25, 2004

Rutgers prof uses offensive language to refer to Republicans

Mike Adams points out the potty-mouthed bleatings of a tenured professor at Rutgers University in his column today.

The prof in question, Norman Levitt, is a math professor at Rutgers. Adams notes that a column by columnist Mike Bayham on John Kerry offended Professor Potty-mouth so bad that he had to write back.

I think turd eating, s*** sucking mother f***** fits you just about right (although your mother was hardly worth it; my Lab Retriever up and caught the clap when he f***** your mama).

The height of polemical eloquence? Perhaps not. But then thrice-used scumbags like you hardly demand much recourse to the thesaurus. Die before you plan to, and in much pain.


Adams penned a note back to Professor Potty-mouth congratulating him on his command of the English language. The good professor even had the courage to reply.
There are lots of people I don't like and who don't like me… I must say, however, that of all the fools and knaves currently polluting our culture, the scurviest are the two-bit, loudmouthed, spirochete-ridden flacks who peddle horses*** on behalf of the scumbag GOP.

Wear it if it fits.


I think that Rutgers President Richard McCormick and the Rutgers Board of Trustees would be very interested in how one of their tenured professors speaks to the general public, and how "well" he represents the university and the "finest" it has to offer.

President McCormick's e-mail address is, and his telephone number is 732/932-7454.

(Linking to today's Beltway Traffic Jam at OTB)

Posted by mhking at August 25, 2004 03:20 PM

Sir, respectfully, you don't get it. Tenure protects this man's academic freedom to engage in a free exploration of alternative ideas. You are clearly trying to censor him.

Ok. I have to stop now. My heart's not in this parody/satire of a liberal/leftest response to this post. Simply, I am totally outraged that this idiot has tenure and thus the freedom to be such a douchebag. Thanks for posting this. It's just disgraceful.

Posted by: RP at August 25, 2004 05:35 PM

Wow. I bet his momma and daddy are real proud of the money spent getting junior the vocabulary he has today. Or, something.

Posted by: Deb at August 25, 2004 07:27 PM

Actually, the first poster has it right. Tenure will protect this professor.

Oh well.

Posted by: Eric Blair at August 25, 2004 08:41 PM

But tenure won't protect the university from the bad press (if there is any).

Posted by: Samantha at August 25, 2004 10:51 PM

Tenure does not offer protection for any behavior does it?

Of course knowing the state of the todays educational institutions it figures. This is exactly the same type of mental attatude a lot of todays college graduates have - and not jus towards politics.

Good post.

Posted by: Jesse at August 26, 2004 07:14 AM

Just another day in the Garden State.

Posted by: Fausta at August 26, 2004 09:44 AM

I really don't think this numbskull needs much more than bad publicity.(Which he should get for years to come.) As long as that type of language does not constitute criminal assault, or intimidation, he should be able to keep his job.

His punishment should be a fine for misconduct.

I called the number below, and the woman who answered said that she had heart "of" the rukus, but hadn't seen the offending remarks. So I read them to her. She laughed with a blush (appropriately) and said that they were looking into some response, but no decision had been made yet.

Posted by: Byron R. at August 26, 2004 11:55 AM

Forget about No Child Left Behind. Rutgers' motto seems to be No Expletive Left Behind. Publicity would be the thing. Alumni and parents presumably would not be amused, and their dollars would be withheld. 'Have followed your advice and written the prez.

Posted by: Sissy Willis at August 26, 2004 01:18 PM
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