Fresno State investigating tweet by professor who cheered Barbara Bush’s death, says tenure doesn’t protect her

As we reported here and here, Fresno State English Professor Randa Jarrar was one of the many unhinged leftists who celebrated the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.  Her unhinged tweets apparently sparked enough backlash that the school now says it is investigating the incident.

According to the Fresno Bee:

Fresno State is investigating the incident in which an English professor tweeted that former first lady Barbara Bush was an “amazing racist,” said the university’s provost, who disagreed with the professor’s contention she can’t be fired because of tenure.

At a news conference Wednesday, provost Lynnette Zelezny address what she called the “disrespectful” comments by English professor Randa Jarrar on Twitter hours after it was announced Tuesday that former first lady Bush had died at age 92.

“We understand the concern from the community and we are taking this very seriously,” Zelezny said.

So what was it Jarrar said?

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal. F**k outta here with your nice words,” she tweeted, according to a report at Twitchy.

“PSA: either you are against these pieces of s**t and their genocidal ways or you’re part of the problem. that’s actually how simple this is. I’m happy the witch is dead. can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have,” she added.

“All the hate I’m getting ALMOST made me forget how happy I am that George W Bush is probably really sad right now,” she said in a third tweet.

But there’s more.  According to Twitchy, Jarrar apparently gave out the number to Arizona State University’s “dedicated crisis line” while passing it off as her own.

It seems this didn’t sit too well with actual medical professionals:


Initially, Joseph I. Castro, the President of Fresno State, issued this statement:

Twitchy wondered if Castro was made aware of her posting the number to the crisis line.


The school also disputed her claim that tenure protects her from being fire.

“To answer the technical question: Can she not be fired? The answer is no,” Zelezny said.

Farrar is reportedly on a leave of absence from the school and could not be contacted, the Fresno Bee said.

Regular readers of this site may remember another Fresno State teacher by the name of Lars Maischak, who said that President Trump “must hang.”

We can’t help but wonder: Is being a lunatic leftist a prerequisite for a teaching position at Fresno State, or is there something in the water that brings out the unhinged “crazy?”


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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