Yes, that is what is printed across the chest of a t-shirt I have in my wardrobe. Of course, the surprise might be that it was given to me by my friend, Mike Adams. And he has more of them. And bumper stickers too.
Mike gave it to me last summer, when we were back in Manitou Springs, Colorado. I’ve been on staff with Summit Ministries since the summer of 1992. Mike has been a regular speaker at Summit’s summer seminars for quite a few years now. Mike and I had spent an evening with some friends, including Scott Klusendorf and John Stonestreet. And Mike and I had enjoyed some pun-ping-pong. (Of course, puns are the highest form of humor, as you know.)
The last time I wore my I Hate Mike Adams t-shirt here in England, someone from our church saw me here in our village. Her words were perfect: “That’s a little harsh, isn’t it?” I just smiled, then scowled and reiterate the slogan. I waited several minutes before I let her in on the point of the slogan.You can read about it here and elsewhere among Mike’s regular articles at Townhall.com. (He’s even kindly written about Summit Oxford.)
So, Dr. Mike Adams is professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Recently Mike was highlighted by Steven Hayward in The Power Line 100 Top Professors in America. And Mike deserves it. In fact, he is among the very few people I’d like to see as a guest on Bill Maher’s Insult and Mock the Conservatives show.
Right now Mike is going viral online, particularly his response to Edward, a colleague who charged Mike with being “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” Hayward posted Mike’s response and now it has been picked up by dozens of sites (see ClashDaily.com, The Blaze, and Glenn Beck) and is being linked, liked, and reposted like mad all over social media sites. Not only is Mike’s response classic (with an appropriate sprinkling of puns!), it is worth reading again and again…and again. Today Rush Limbaugh read it on his radio show.
Last, but not least, you don’t want to miss out on Mike’s books. The most recent, Letters to a Young Progressive: How to Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand, is, I’m told, being sent to me in duplicate from the States, with one of them having been inscribed by the author himself. I’m very much looking forward to reading it.
I think you should get this book, and perhaps today. But do keep up with Mike’s regular articles.
His early book sounds just as provocative: Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts “Womyn” on Campus.
I’ve not read this first book either, despite regularly reading Mike’s articles. I’m confident it would be witty, insightful, incisive, and just plain right.
Enjoy your reading!