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Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis blames West, Texas, explosion on lack of unions and bad zoning


Death threat retweeter Erik Loomis claims Rush Limbaugh incites violence, accuses Michelle Malkin of hypocrisy

Talk about gall.

David Shuster defends Prof. Erik ‘Head-on-a-Stick’ Loomis in tweet war with National Review’s Greg Pollowitz

Former MSNBC personality David Shuster was kind enough to host fanatical anti-gun professor Erik Loomis on his lightly watched Internet talk show today. The interview was nothing special, although it’s worth watching just for the shockingly bad graphics employed by Shuster’s “Take Action News.” A bit more interesting, however, was Shuster’s subsequent dialog with National Review’s Greg Pollowitz on […]

Prof. Erik Loomis clarifies: 'Those were historical dildos we talked about'

America’s nuttiest professor, Erik Loomis, loves teaching about the history of sexuality (see his now-deleted tweet above). Today, in the wake of an outcry about his anti-gun tweets (he still can’t see why anyone was offended), he is talking about dildos again. “To be clear, these are historical dildos we talked about. Actually read about to […]

Professors decry 'witch hunt,' rally around Erik Loomis in name of 'academic freedom'

The nutty professor has found defenders in academia, who worry that “his lack of tenure makes him vulnerable,” a state of affairs the rest of us face every day while arguing our beliefs in the public sphere.

Liberal journo Mike Elk sad about death threats to death threat connoisseur Erik Loomis

While we at Twitchy do not advocate death threats against anyone, we do have to note the irony here. Apparently it is okay for Erik Loomis to retweet death threats against people he doesn’t like, but it’s bad when he receives them himself. Maybe Elk should think about whether gratuitous references to violence should be […]

Flashback: Erik Loomis criticized Sarah Palin for 'violent rhetoric'

University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis is defending his angry, violent tweets on the grounds that they were metaphorical. So to clarify, I want to make it blindingly clear that I did not call for the assassination of Wayne LaPierre. In my world, calling for someone’s head on a stick is a metaphor to hold […]

Sick retweet by disgraced Rhode Island prof Erik Loomis: ‘Hunt down Dick Morris like a pig’

University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis landed himself in very hot water after retweeting a call to murder and demanding NRA chief Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick.” Loomis has since deleted his Twitter account, but unfortunately for him, the internet is forever. And from the looks of things, his mind is even sicker […]

Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account. Here is what his page looked like about 20 minutes ago: Here is what it looks […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo launches task force to design ‘total reboot’ of Common Core

“The evidence of failure is everywhere,” admits Cuomo.

Politico's new labor reporter has rich Twitter history of bashing … Politico

“I feel like u would have to pay me to read politico.”

‘Peak Bergdahl’: David Shuster now part of the vast right wing conspiracy

“Part of the right wing’s drum beat.”

‘Truly insane’: Amanda Marcotte says conservatives view Benghazi through penis-shaped lens

“She’s obsessed.”

#MyLiberalCampus: Left-wing bias and ‘diversity of thought’ on college campuses

American colleges and universities protect diversity of thought. Ha ha. Just kidding!

Labor reporter Mike Elk is ‘beat’ and wants you to pay for his Florida ‘vacation’

Help a bro out!

Report: David Shuster joining Al Jazeera America; Tweeters note perfect match

Al Jazeera America has already poached Ali Velshi and Soledad O’Brien from CNN, and the latest report is that the network that will begin airing on some outlets in the U.S. next month has signed former CNN lefty anchor David Shuster. As Neil Clark Warren of might say, some tweeters see multiple dimensions of […]

S.E. Cupp ‘innocuously’ says GOP needs cover to call Limbaugh ‘crazy, stupid, dangerous’

In issuing a sweeping indictment of Limbaugh as “dangerous,” Cupp is only hurting the conservative cause.

CNN host Howard Kurtz: Should we care about Chris Dorner’s love of CNN (and MSNBC) hosts?

Howard Kurtz is one media personality who wasn’t name-checked in alleged killer Christopher Dorner’s lengthy manifesto, so perhaps he has the perspective to ask if we should even care that Dorner praised Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley and Anderson Cooper. Should we care that he […]

Twisted ghouls descend on murder victim, American hero Chris Kyle

Because to some on the anti-gun Left, the tragic murder of an American military hero is an opportunity to crack jokes and talk about “karma.” Vile.

Lefty academic laments ‘neoconfederate judges’ who ruled NLRB appointments unconstitutional

Oh, will the injustice never end? Libs are all broken up over the DC Circuit’s Court of Appeals’ ruling that Obama’s non-recess “recess” appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. Scott LeMieux, who posts at the über-lefty Lawyers, Guns & Money blog (along with the illustrious Erik Loomis), channeled his outrageous outrage into a delightful little […]

Reefer madness: Tom Tancredo will smoke weed after losing bet

The pro-marijuana crowd is having a lot of fun tonight at the expense of former Congressman Tom Tancredo. Apparently, the arch-conservative made a pre-election bet with comedian Adam Hartle, stipulating that he would smoke weed if Colorado voted to legalize cannabis. The bet was made public in a recent promotional video for Hartle’s documentary about the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64, and Tancredo says he will keep his word. While he personally […]

Michele Bachmann introduces Obamacare repeal bill; Libs freak out

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) today introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare. At this point, the introduction of such bills should surprise no one, as it has been done many times. Still, somehow this simple and unsurprising act managed to get our liberal friends frothing at the mouth.

The 2012 Twitchys: Top 20 deleted tweets of the year

Here are our picks for the top 20 deleted tweets of the year — preserved for posterity, hilarity, and transparency.

Gun-grabber Deepak Chopra decides who is mentally fit to bear arms

If you read that and thought of gun control advocate Erik Loomis, you are not alone. But what Chopra is really saying is that you are unfit to exercise your Second Amendments right if you passionately support that right. That did not sit well with some. @deepakchopra don’t make a blanket statement about people’s mental health. I would […]

Joyce Carol Oates likens Piers Morgan to 'crucified Negroes' over deportation petition 'rage'

A hilarious petition to deport Piers Morgan is a form of lynching? Really?

If that’s a proper metaphor for this situation, the word certainly doesn’t mean what we thought it did.

Arianna Huffington: The NRA 'plays on the idea of armed insurrection against the US government'

When Erik Loomis called the National Rifle Association a “terrorist organization” and wished for the organization’s chief to be imprisoned, we cried foul.

Now Arianna Huffington is taking Loomis’ argument one step further.

Great news! America's nuttiest professor returns to Twitter; Update: Deleted again

He’s baaaack.

New Mexico professor uses Newtown massacre to mock Christianity

It appears that Rhode Island does not enjoy a monopoly on professors tweeting vile things about the Newtown shootings. Another callous ghoul has emerged in the form of Geoffrey Miller, professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the  University of New Mexico and author of The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature. In […]

University of Rhode Island professor's retweet: Murder anyone who thinks teachers should be armed; Update: Police met with prof; Update: University issues statement

Four days ago, Erik Loomis, an assistant professor of American history at the University of Rhode Island (see left), retweeted a tweet advocating the murder of people who think elementary school teachers should be armed.

New tone: Dead pig wrapped in Romney shirt left outside GOP office

A dead pig dressed in a Mitt Romney t-shirt was left at a Republican Party office in Manhattan Beach, California. Obvious conclusion: Gosh, those Republicans sure are hateful extremists. I’ll beat this was done by a republican trying to start up trouble. Shame on you republicans get over… — DioGuardi@99(@rourke1226) November 9, 2012 Say hello […]

Could Gary Johnson cost Mitt Romney Florida? Recount likely

With more than 70 percent of precincts reporting, Florida appears headed for an automatic recount as the vote tally between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is ridiculously close, and third-party candidate Gary Johnson’s vote total covers the difference. Will Libertarian Gary Johnson be Mitt Romney’s Ralph Nader in Florida? — (@postonpolitics) November 7, […]

Time for the death penalty? Saints may have eavesdropped on opponents

According to an ESPN Outside the Lines report, the New Orleans Saints have been doing more illegal things throughout the years than we originally thought. In addition to Bountygate, Saints GM Mickey Loomis may have been eavesdropping on opponents.

NFL denies Saints’ appeals, Twitter reacts

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has heard the appeals from New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis, head coach coach Sean Payton and assistant coach Joe Vitt.

Unfortunately for them, no changes will be made to their suspensions.

Saints ‘Bountygate’ coach Payton expected at NFL annual meeting Soon-to-be-suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is expected to arrive at the NFL Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday along with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, ESPN reported. The piece says he’s also expected to address the media there.

NFL rules on ‘Bountygate,’ comes down hard on Saints

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has finally made a decision on how to discipline the New Orleans Saints for bountygate. As expected, he came down hard on everyone involved in the scandal.

Five killed, many more wounded in Chicago violence

From the Chicago Tribune: Five people were killed and at least 11 other people wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning across the city’s South and West Sides. Three people, whose ages or genders weren’t available, were shot about 1:50 a.m. on the 5300 block of South Loomis Boulevard in the Back of the […]

Saints coach and GM issue statement, admit blame

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis issued their first public statement since bountygate broke. “We acknowledge that the violations disclosed by the NFL during their investigation of our club happened under our watch,” the pair said in a joint statement. “This has brought undue hardship on (Saints owner) Mr. […]