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The Vocabulary of Professor Erik Loomis: ‘Motherf–ing F–kheads F–king F–k’

Posted on | December 23, 2012 | 69 Comments

Dishonest academic defenders of University of Rhode Island assistant history professor Erik Loomis have repeated the professor’s false assertion that he was criticized merely for using “metaphor” in his unhinged Dec. 14 attacks on the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.

One critic has decscribed the petition on behalf of Loomis, although ostensibly a defense of free speech rights, as a “campaign to dominate debate and suppress criticism.”

In fact, Loomis’s “head on a stick” Tweet was just one of many offensive messages he sent on Dec. 14. More importantly, perhaps, the professor’s demented obscenity-strewn tirade attacted scrutiny, revealing that Loomis seemed prone to angry online eruptions, and had a habit of employing vulgarities in his Twitter messages, particularly in targeting Republicans.

Professor Loomis seems to have recognized that he had problems more serious than “right-wing morons” too stupid to understand metaphor, because he deleted his Twitter account to hide the evidence of his derangement. Fortunately, before the evidence got flushed down the digital memory hole, one of those “right-wing morons” was clever enough to compile six months’ worth of Erik Loomis’s Tweets into a 439-page PDF file. A few samples from the archive:

Perhaps you see the f–king pattern, motherf–king racist sexist f–kheads.

And perhaps the administration at the University of Rhode Island can provide appropriate mental health counseling to help assistant history professor Erik Loomis deal with his problems.

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  • Robin

    My Mom always told me that cursing was “an ignorant mind attempting to express itself”. Does URI really want ignorant professors that cannot express themselves without obscenities? He isn’t a very good representative and he is embarassing the university. Time for him to be provided with a line he can’t cross without losing his job.

  • William Keane

    If you’re a parent paying tuition for your little darling child to attend that university wouldn’t you be concerned that their faculty has such a limited vocabulary? Any parent who cares about the quality of their child’s education should consider other institutions.

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  • Ldi/dt

    One person comes to mind when I see this type of online behavior: Deb Frisch. This moron is our next Deb Frisch.

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  • JeffS

    Loomis does seem to have issues with anger management and mental health.

    Prudent thinking requires asking ……. do Rhode Island laws have some means of preventing unstable people from buying firearms?

  • John Galt

    “The thinking is on my own time.” For this fool to refer to what he does as ‘thinking,’ is to perpetrate a perversion of the English language sufficient to annihilate the entire fabric of space-time through the sheer force of its illogic.

    Seriously, when did Jay start teaching college?

  • Becca Lower

    Even if the university isn’t bothered by Loomis’s obscene language, you’d think that they’d consider querying him about the “pointless meetings” bit.

  • Dianna Deeley

    I did rather agree with the complaint about white subtitles on white backgrounds. Sorry – that was actually a sensible remark, once stripped of the obscenity.

  • Dianna Deeley

    I have never met or even had a glancing acquaintance with a faculty member who didn’t regard committee work with a combination of horror and resignation. The Administration can’t be surprised.

    The issue is that he’s just throwing all this out into the public arena without a moment’s thought, or the slightest filter.

  • sybilll

    If God wanted to punish me, he’d make me have lunch with this douche and Charles Johnson.

  • Shawny Lee

    Which should make people reading his comments wonder just what else he considers appropriate on his own time.

  • turfmann

    I don’t have a problem using profanity in posts (as long as the host of the forum is obliging) but it has to be done for effect.

    F*** is a perfectly legitimate word in the English language (censored, as the host here has likewise censored) with its myriad meanings and usages. In the hands of creative writers, it can serve as the sledgehammer driving home a particular point the author wishes to make.

    In the hands of small minded, small state, metrosexual, eunuch, assistant professors (with special emphasis upon the “ass” in assistant) it comes off as a vulgarity.

  • turfmann

    Just remember:

    Residents of Rhode Island are descended from those who were thrown out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    Chew on that for a bit.

  • William Keane

    Agree. Also, tiny cooking directions on some foods are pretty dang thoughtless.

  • William Keane

    However, because we believe in a God who is forgiving if we but ask, he’d send you to that lunch with a fully charged taser.

  • K-Bob

    We need a law protecting us from mass vulgarities.

  • BruceC

    I agree. Loomis is a semi-automatic “Assault Professor”. They should be banned immediately.

  • Adjoran

    That people like Loomis might eventually be eligible for tenure is a clear indication of the problem with education in our country. Government needs to get out of the school business completely. If RIU wants to fund the likes of Loomis out of their own revenues or endowment, that’s their business, but don’t waste a penny of my money on any school that would.

  • BruceC

    On second thought he might actually be “select-fire”

  • JeffS

    That explains much.

  • Pablo

    Hey, hey, hey! Loomis is an immigrant. He’s not one of us. He’s an Oregonian or something. Which would explain a few things.

  • Professor Erik Loomis

    Well what a smarty pants you are! But you are not an expert on historic dildos…so there!

  • Charles Johnson

    We would then stiff you with the check.

  • Professor Erik Loomis

    Hence my looove of lumberjacks!

  • Shawny Lee

    His lack of vocabulary is only exceeded by his total lack of judgement. What if this is actually the “filtered” version of his opinion?

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  • Taxpayer1234

    Some anger management for that boy!

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  • Becca Lower

    Right. It shows a lack of discretion and judgement.

  • Becca Lower

    Note: paragraph 2– described. 🙂

  • Rob Crawford

    Proof Loomis is an ignorant douche: his call for yellow text on a white background. Even in the Dark Ages they knew that was not very legible, as heralds had a rule against putting white on yellow and vice-versa.

  • JeffS

    Hey, hey, hey! I’m from Oregon. If Loomis is as well, he’s likely from Salem, Portland, or even Bend, which have been infested by California refugees who forgot why they left California in the first place.

    So blame California, ‘kay?

  • Steve Bartin

    Why shouldn’t universities start paying their “fair share”? Isn’t time to tax the socialists? Attention Republican party: why allow your avowed enemies to live tax free???

  • JeffS

    With emphasis on “burst” mode.

  • Beeblebrocs

    The guy’s limited vocabulary is the least of his problems. Notice the lack of critical thinking skills.

    A. There is ZERO evidence that Romney is a racist.
    B. There is ZERO evidence (quite the contrary) that Obama knows more than Romney about foreign policy.
    C. The “undecided voters” that Loomis called morons, ironically all seemed to have voted for Obama.
    D. What evidence is there that the GOP wants to “destroy university systems”? That’s simpleton-speak for “we in higher ed think [erroneously] that were smarter than our critics and so when conservatives criticize leftist universities that means they want to get rid of universities.”

    WRONG LOOMIS. We just don’t want our tax money going to fund mental midgets calling themselves educators when any objective observer can see that most “professors” are dumber than dirt. I would prefer to have teachers in university classrooms who know more than the freshman students they are instructing. Is that too much to ask?

  • robertstacymccain

    Clearly, Loomis needs help with his problems.

  • robertstacymccain

    Didn’t Deb Frisch also work in academia?

  • JeffS

    She did. At the University of Oregon.

    Maybe her and Loomis have an awful lot in common, hey?

  • Dianna Deeley

    Yes. She was at the University of Oregon in Eugene, then she taught in DC for a while, then she followed her partner of the time out to Arizona, where the public portion of her meltdown began.

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  • K-Bob

    The older you get, the tinier they become.

  • egoist

    I think some of these anti-gun characters (the prestigious prof above) are projecting. If their skulls are full of broods of spiders leading to public MF-tantrums, everybody is merely a F-ing nanosecond from spraying bullets.

  • John

    This “new” civility must be the “new normal.”

  • Ldi/dt
  • Moneyrunner

    Look at a picture of Loomis. This is someone who’s always been unpopular. If he’s heterosexual he never got a date. The jocks in school always picked on him if they noticed him at all. Inside he always thought he was smarter, on the outside he was an outcast. He’s an Adam Lanza. His tweets tell us that he’s a smoldering volcano of hate. Not to use too many metaphors, but this guy is a hand grenade and someone or something is going to pull the pin. I hope his mother doesn’t collect guns.

  • bflat879

    I always told my children that the “f” word was a sign of ignorance. There’s a dictionary full of words that can be used instead of the “f” word so, if you’re too ignorant to know what they are, you need to study harder.

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