Jules Gomes: ‘Dr’ Hillary’s award for achieving absolutely nothing

Swansea University is to award Harvey Weinstein an honorary doctorate for his tireless services to female actresses and models in the film industry. The award is in recognition of Weinstein’s creation of safe spaces for vulnerable women in Hollywood, such as his shower. Swansea University will rename its Media Studies programme after the Hollywood movie predator (oops, producer) and call it the Harvey Weinstein Institute of Film and Feminist Studies.

I’m not being flippant. Can you give me one good reason why Swansea University should not confer this honour on horny Harvey? After all, Swansea University has just awarded Hillary Clinton a doctorate ‘in recognition of her commitment to promoting the rights of families and children around the world’. It has also named its College of Law the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.

Great universities award great degrees to great people. Yeah! Here are some great examples. Edinburgh University awarded Robert Mugabe a doctorate for his contribution to education. The University of St Andrews gave rogue banker Fred ‘the Shred’ Goodwin a Doctor of Laws degree. The University of Bedfordshire crowned the BBC’s in-house sex predator Jimmy Savile with a doctorate for his charitable fund-raising. Meryl Streep has four doctoral handouts from Indiana, Yale, Princeton and Harvard for ‘her role as a powerful advocate for women’. Phooey!

Why not? In an age of entitlement everyone is entitled to something. Schools give children trophies for playing on the losing football team. If you are a college drop-out like rapper Kayne West with a sexy celebrity wife like Kim Kardashian you are entitled to an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. And if Kermit the Frog was awarded a doctorate from Southampton College, New York, why begrudge Hillary the Toad the honour of a Mickey Mouse degree from a Mickey Mouse university?



After all, as the Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Richard B Davies, astutely observed, Mrs Clinton’s ‘influence on domestic policy and on global affairs has been colossal’. So let’s list Hillary’s achievements, shall we?

Hillary did not propose a single important piece of legislation as a New York senator. American progressive Markos Moulitsas pooh-poohed her in the Washington Post. ‘Afraid to offend, she has limited her policy proposals to minor, symbolic issues – such as co-sponsoring legislation to ban flag-burning. She doesn’t have a single memorable policy or legislative accomplishment to her name.’

On Hillary’s achievements in global affairs this pundit was no less scathing. ‘Meanwhile, she remains behind the curve or downright incoherent on pressing issues such as the war in Iraq.’ Moulitsas quoted Hillary’s policy statement on Iraq to prove his point: ‘I disagree with those who believe we should pull out, and I disagree with those who believe we should stay without end.’ Duh? ‘Despite travelling millions of miles as Secretary of State, Hillary negotiated no treaties, secured no agreements, prevented no conflicts – in short, she accomplished nothing,’ concluded Dinesh D’Souza in Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party.

But Hillary is a good person, right? New York Times columnist William Safire called her a ‘congenital liar’. He elaborated: ‘Drip by drip, like Whitewater torture, the case is being made that she is compelled to mislead, and to ensnare her subordinates and friends in a web of deceit.’ Christopher Hitchens’s book on the Clintons was titled No One Left to Lie to. According to the Left-wing magazine Politico, when voters were asked the first word that came to their mind about Clinton, the No 1 response was ‘liar’. The second and third words were ‘dishonest’ and ‘untrustworthy’.

The Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning James Grimaldi investigated the Clinton Foundation and indicted Hillary as ‘one of the most aggressive global cheerleaders for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants such as General Electric Co, Exxon Mobil Corp, Microsoft Corp and Boeing Co . . . At the same time, those companies were among the many that gave to the Clinton family's global foundation set up by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.’

The Wall Street Journal also reports that, while Hillary was Secretary of State, around 60 companies which lobbied the State Department donated more than $26million to the Clinton Foundation and at least 44 of these companies participated in Clinton Global Initiative projects valued at £3.2billion. Were these companies doing charity? Not on your life! In some cases, donations came after Hillary did something to help the company. In some cases, donations came before. In other cases, donations came both before and after.

Hillary herself confessed that the Clintons were ‘dead broke’ when they left the White House in 2001. After analysing 15 years of the Clintons’ tax returns, Forbes magazine deduced that they had ‘turned political fame into a personal fortune, raking in more than $240million’. Where did all this money come from? Dr Hillary didn’t invent the iPhone. She couldn’t run a convenience store to save her life.

Of even greater concern is the fact that ‘tens of millions of dollars’ flowed to the Clinton Foundation from governments notorious for human rights abuses such as Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, writes Peter Schweizer in Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

Hillary’s greatest gift is making a mountain out of a microscopic pimple. What did she do to promote the rights of families and children? She didn’t stop her husband from preying on young female interns in the White House. She didn’t make a comment on pal and donor Harvey Weinstein until a week after the scandal erupted.

Oh yes, she brags about introducing a new approach to early education called Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters to 26 states in the US. Hyperbole! She brought the programme to Arkansas from Israel, but she wasn’t responsible for importing it to the US. And it’s not very big – only 15,000 participants each year. And 21, not 26, states use the programme.

If Hillary is the champion of women’s rights, why did 49 per cent of American millennial women from across the political spectrum give her an unfavourable rating and say that they preferred Bernie Sanders to her? And why did 53 per cent of white women vote for Donald Trump?

So can anyone give me one good reason why Swansea University and its bootlicking Vice Chancellor decided to curry favour with Dr Clinton? Hillary was booed and called a fascist as she entered Swansea University – not by Right-wing conservatives but by radical Leftists and Swansea University Socialist Students! Locals are lambasting Swansea University on its Facebook page. calling Hillary ‘one of the biggest criminals on the face of the earth’.

Why did Vice Chancellor Richard Davies decide to bring utter disgrace on his university? He explained that it was to ‘symbolise our support for the values of social justice and rights that have been her hallmarks’. Got it? Not justice, but social justice. Social justice is code for virtue-signalling. Swansea University has now declared itself a beacon of this political abracadabra.

If you want to pursue a degree in lesbian dance theory or media studies from the Harvey Weinstein Institute of Film and Feminist Studies, you know which Welsh university to apply to.

Rev Jules Gomes

  • sfin

    Let’s be fair here, Reverend – she did turn the richest country in Africa into a failed state (with help from our very own, gormless Dave and a very short, French popinjay with a Napoleon complex).

    Look up the YouTube clip “We came, we saw, he died” – it sends a shiver down the spine on the realisation of just how evil this woman actually is.

  • paul parmenter

    We have already seen examples of how to deal effectively with this kind of nonsense from universities. Time for some swingeing funding cuts to be applied in the area of South Wales, methinks.

  • AncientPopeye

    Let’s not forget Cambridge University gave us the Russian spies.

  • Owen_Morgan

    Excellent assessment. It reads like a hatchet-job, but it’s not. Every criticism is entirely accurate and it’s not even an exhaustive list.

    Hillary Rodham, as she then was (and occasionally still is, when it suits her), was fired from her job working on Watergate. Let’s face it: her only real claim to fame, before marrying Bill, was a job in a law firm from which she was dismissed. She was a then member of the Rose Law Firm, in Little Rock, an outfit which certainly boasts a reputation, to put it politely.

    She has been rightly castigated for decades for her disregard for law. Vital legal documents were found, years late, skulking in the roof-space of the White House; these were things the Clintons claimed to have mislaid. Conversely, White House furniture was moved out with the Clintons and had to be returned.

    The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have been partners in crime for years, providing no benefit to supposed recipients of charity, but plenty for cronies: a fifth of the uranium deposits in the United States to those Russians whom Hillary so frequently and vocally deplores.

    Then there was her server issue, as Secretary of State. This wasn’t a victimless crime and not one whose effects were confined to the US, either. Secrets from all America’s allies, us most of all, in all probability, were being hosted on a server which existed to protect the Clinton Foundation from investigation.

    On any level, naming a school of law after Hillary Clinton is an obscenity. She has flouted the law all her life, to the extent that she feels utterly entitled to continue doing so. The abuses have been accumulating for decades. That repellent smirk she wears represents her awareness that no-one in the United States has the decency to stick the cuffs on her. Some moron in Wales thinks she should have a school of law named after her.

    How about the “How Not to Behave” law school?

    • Reborn

      In other words she got a doctorate for being a thoroughly rotten person.
      If she took out dual US/UK nationality she could expect a seat in the Lords.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        A damehood, at least.

      • Charitas Lydia

        And, of course, a knighthood.

    • Nockian

      She is trailer trash. A disgusting blob with no morals whatsoever. She has no class, no discrimination and, if I had to guess, a psychopathic liar and extremely effective confidence trickster.

      • Actually she’s not even effective can woman, or we wouldn’t know what we know.

    • We tend to mostly refer to the foundations as the Clinton Crime Syndicate any more. Why? Ask a Haitian.

  • Craig Martin

    Universities are following the same path as the MSM – they are becoming less credible with each passing day.

  • Gary Laconic Jr.

    I note that husband Bill was already in receipt of honorary degrees from the Universities of both Liverpool and Edinburgh, the latter praising his charitable work with the Clinton Foundation.
    https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/clinton-210613

    Well, they do say charity begins at home.

    • Charitas Lydia

      Yeah, Bill should have also been awarded honorary degrees for groping and raping interns. He was uniquely qualified in this area.

  • Royinsouthwest

    Normally I like articles by the Rev. Jules Gomes but parts of this one reek of bile and snobbery, like the bit below.

    why begrudge Hillary the Toad the honour of a Mickey Mouse degree from a Mickey Mouse university?

    Which university did Jules Gomes go to? Let me guess. Would it be a rather posh one? And if he cares to reply perhaps he could also tell us which school he went to.

    If you examined the lists of people who have received honorary degrees from Oxford and Cambridge over the years would you find nothing to criticise.

    I agree that Hillary Clinton’s concrete achievements seem to be remarkably few. The same could be said of many prominent politicians but that does not stop universities from honouring them. In the case of Clinton one of the reasons for the award from Swansea, and the change in name of the law school, is that she is of Welsh descent. Many prominent Americans have been honoured over the years for being of Irish descent. Barak Obama got a Nobel Prize for being black,

    The Queen has over the years given awards to people far more unsavoury than Hillary Clinton. Nicolae Ceaușesc, the president of Romania is one example. Would Jules Gomes refer to our sovereign as “a Micky mouse queen?”

    Another mediocre former US Vice President, Al Gore, has probably had far more honours showered on him than Hilary Clinton has, at least so far. Gore even got a Nobel Peace Prize for contentious propaganda on the subject of climate change.

    Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: ‘To have honorary degrees showered on Al Gore when he doesn’t even get the hurricane direction right on the cover of his book, what sort of movement is this?’
    http://www.climatedepot.com/2013/10/15/princeton-physicist-dr-will-happer-to-have-honorary-degrees-showered-on-al-gore-when-he-doesnt-even-get-the-hurricane-direction-right-on-the-cover-of-his-book-what-sort-of-moveme/

    • Charitas Lydia

      You agree Hillary Clinton’s achievements seem to be remarkably few. So why give her a doctorate? Because she’s of Welsh descent? So now we honour because simply because of their ethnicity? This is a form of racism! And yes, Swansea Uni has disgraced itself and turned into a Mickey Mouse University by awarding crooked Hillary — no less a criminal — with this degree. Did you notice that almost all the sources in the article are left-wing. Goodness, if the Left is indicting Hillary, this says it all!!!

      • Royinsouthwest

        I was not criticising Gomes for his views on Hilary Clinton. I was criticising him for his snobbish and implicitly anti-Welsh remarks.

        Do you have no loyalty to your own family. If you were tracing your family tree and discovered that you were distantly related to someone famous who was descended from someone who emigrated in your great great grandfather’s time would you not be pleased. Is it racist for the Queen to honour British people? If not, why should it be racist to honour people of British descent?

        This argument has even more force when applied to small countries, as the Irish realise.

        • Labour_is_bunk

          “his snobbish and implicitly anti-Welsh remarks”

          Amongst many other universities, he mentions Edinburgh too – is that “implicitly anti-Scottish”? I think not.
          Many a TCW article has been based around someone’s over-zealous offence-taking at something said or in print.
          If Swansea University is not fit for purpose then he’s entitled (politely) to say so.

          (PS: before I’m added to the Welsh-bashing list, one of my great-grandfathers was born in Neath in 1863).

          • Royinsouthwest

            You failed to notice that he was polite in his criticisms of Edinburgh. There was only one university that he described as a Micky mouse university. I would not have minded if he had criticised Swansea without the gratuitous insult.

          • Charitas Lydia

            You are nitpicking.

          • Charitas Lydia

            You are nitpicking. And, honestly, most of the upgraded polytechnics are sadly Mickey Mouse universities. They were fantastic as polytechnics and like the French institutions offered our students excellent training in engineering, etc. They should have remained polytechnics. Now they disgrace themselves by offering Women and Gender Studies. Actually Dr Gomes has gratuitously put down Edinburgh University as well as the Ivy League colleges of Harvard, Princeton and Yale by association — associating them with thugs like Mugabe and Fred the Shred and Meryl Streep.

          • Royinsouthwest

            You are completely missing the point. It perfectly OK to criticise universities for their decisions and Gomes criticised several. Only one of those is a former polytechnic and that is the University of Bedfordshire. However Gomes treated Swansea differently from the other universities he criticised by not only criticising the award to Clinton but by calling it a “Micky mouse” university. Presumably he would not mind me calling him a snob who graduated from an institution that is the top university in Britain, if not the world or producing traitors?

            I also criticised Hilary Clinton, and by implication Swansea University. In my opinion it was OK to give her an honorary degree for having risen to one of the most important political positions in the United States. Lots of people are given honorary degrees for less. However I do not think that the law school should have been renamed after her. Such an honour should be reserved for someone whose achievements have clearly been of public benefit rather than for doing extremely well in advancing her own career.

          • Charitas Lydia

            Just because someone calls a university a Mickey Mouse university it does not make him a snob.

          • NedofWales

            As a person of Welsh descent I think I may add to the discussion that I think that Swansea University has made a grave error of judgement in honouring someone just because she has sharp elbows.

          • Simon Platt

            Swansea isn’t a former polytechnic, but a former college of the University of Wales, in much he same was as, say, King’s College is part of the University of London.

        • Charitas Lydia

          Why on earth would Dr Gomes, who is Indian, be anti-Welsh? Come on, he makes fun of other universities too. Grow up! Don’t be so thin-skinned. Simply being of a particular descent is no qualification for an honorary doctorate, especially if you have achieved nothing but notoriety.

          • Labour_is_bunk

            “Simply being of a particular descent is no qualification for an honorary doctorate”.

            Precisely

            However, all too often, someone of a partcular descent can self-identify as an “oppressed minority” and will brook no criticism or even gentle fun-poking, on pain of being denounced to the Race Police.

        • Well, you know, I went to a US land grant school, and didn’t graduate (Purdue), and if somebody sent me a resume (CV in Britspeak) with Swansea in it, I’d roundfile it, but then I would a Harvard degree, as well. For the same reason, they’ve made themselves Mickey Mouse institutions. Now if you’ve a University of Chicago economics degree we’ll talk, if I need an economist, of course.

  • Reborn

    ‘’one of the most aggressive global cheerleaders for American companies, pushing governments to sign deals and change policies to the advantage of corporate giants’
    Does this passage give us a possible clue as to why the US is so keen for the UK to remain
    a vassal state in the EU.
    An EU whose unelected president has the impudence to give a State of the Union address.

  • Nockian

    I can hardly bear to read anything that begins with Hillary. How on earth she is still being paraded around the media is beyond me. It is the equivalent of Saville, perhaps worse, because her crimes are not being covered up by one misguided institution, but by the entire USJD. Slowly what people have known for years about her vile, corrupt practices is beginning to emerge and if the light does finally shine on he activities I imagine even the most hardened critique will gasp.

    Our media should recall the tainting of Saville and cease to align themselves with someone whom they must realise is a far worse. Saville was a bit player at National level, Clinton is international.

    • Hertslass

      Our media doesn’t care – it is beyond hope. “Money doesn’t talk, it swears”…

    • Tethys

      What crimes?

      • Nockian

        Too many to list, but I doubt they (Hillary/Bill) will ever see the inside of a court for the vast majority of them. However just like the Mafia take down, the one crime which will get them will be a technicality – the management of their charity.

  • Shaunr19

    I’m quite happy for people to become wealthy: good luck to them. But how can any honest socialist be worth $240 million without being a hypocrite?

    • Flaketime

      You should watch the short movie ‘Clinton cash’ on YouTube, the first part of it is her saying that they left the White House in debt so ask yourself whether it was really legitimate earning that kind of money when she was still in political office, and her husband on the speech circuit.
      It’s far too easy for todays politicians to disguise bribes as speeches or other work of dubious value once they leave office, and those coming their footsteps hungry for the same are hardly likely to rat them out.

  • Charitas Lydia

    She deserves the award for telling us billions and trillions and zillions of times that she’s a woman.

  • Ah well, who else would have sold US uranium to Russia in the midst of a FBI investigation into Russian bribes and assorted underhanded dealing, while Secretary of State.

    • Simon Platt

      I was told off yesterday for describing Mrs Clinton as a “hypocritical warmonger”, and had to promise never again to paint her in such an undeserved good light.

  • noix

    Then there was that Marr_velous interview on the BBC where she compared Trump’s attitude to women to that of Weinstein and dismissed her husband’s serial offences as ‘long ago’ as if that made any difference. How any university or MSM outlet can take this woman seriously is beyond me.

  • hereward

    Have Swansea Uni benefited from a large cash injection into the Hilary- R -C Law school ? Even little Swansea could not be stupid enough to do this ridiculous act with out any benefit surely ???

    • Charitas Lydia

      Are you serious? It’s probably the other way round. Hillary hopes someone connected with Swansea would give a large cash injection into the Clinton foundation!

  • Flaketime

    Readers might take a moment or two to ponder why it is our £5 Billion pa extorted with the threat of imprisonment propaganda organisation have failed to report this, reported in the USA yesterday:

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355957-senate-judiciary-opens-probe-into-obama-era-russian-nuclear-bribery

    “The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, on Wednesday raised the issue in public during questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.”

    The evidence was first gathered in 2009 and 2010, but Department of Justice officials waited until 2014 to bring any charges. In between that time, President Obama’s multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) gave approval to Russia’s Rosatom to buy a Canadian mining company called Uranium One that controlled 20 percent of America’s uranium deposits.

    The committee’s members at the time included former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose husband, former President Bill Clinton, collected large speech fees and millions in charitable donations from Russia and other entities interested in the outcome of the decision.”

    There have been allegation that a speech made by Bill Clinton in Tajikistan was in effect cover for a bribe. Clinton simply dismissed this saying “I’ve gotta pay the bills”:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html

    Makes you wonder how many times these stories of corruption have to be circulated for the left to get it through their thick heads that Clinton is far too toxic to be elected, and that given the choice Trump was the better of the two.

    And why is it that we allow the BBC to not cover these allegations?

  • PierrePendre

    The Left is condemned to idolising Hillary because to do otherwise might confer a smidgin of legitimacy on Trump which would be the anathema of anathemas. She is everything that is good and holy and he is everything that is bad. It’s a waste of time mocking the university of Swansea. Being absurd without feeling embarrassed is a big part of academia with its transparent biases, its devotion to political correctness and its fear of offending students’ prejudices.

  • Simon Platt

    I’m afraid that rather many Vice Chancellors are as foolish as this Davies fellow.

    • Hertslass

      “Foolish”? You are being extremely charitable!

      • Simon Platt

        That’s me all over. Modest, too.

  • Charitas Lydia

    I am sure that this absurd and ludicrous behaviour of this VC would match only those in some corrupt countries where corrupt politicians are awarded equally absurd awards. This undermines those people of real integrity who have done something extra-ordinary and therefore deserve huge recognition from people. But what can we expect from some Universities who are Leftist in their agenda and producing snowflakes, destroying young university students?

  • Politically__Incorrect

    Our universities have reached such a state of stupidity that I find myself unable to resist laughing at stories like this. They give an honorary award to a person whose main contribution to the world was setting up a dodgy email server and being a woman. I guess if your female you can easily get an award these days because of the feminist backlash if they don’t give you one. It’s all utter farce except to lefty activists.

  • Bruce Atkinson

    I give Jules Gomes kudos for being able to write the “H” word so many times without barfing. He has a great stomach for toxic stuff. As an American citizen, I could have never done so. But I totally agree with Gomes’ point of view. I had a hard enough time stomaching Obama’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing but getting elected President.

    • Flaketime

      The Nobel prizes held in the failed state of Sweden are wholly politicised and should no longer be taken seriously. It is a very rare occurrence for anyone on the right to win, and normal for those on the left to do so for little achievement.

    • Charitas Lydia

      And don’t forget in 2013 China, Saudi Arabia and Cuba were on the UN Human Rights Council.

      • Bruce Atkinson

        Those who make these decisions are total idiots.

    • Tethys

      Quite how is Hillary ‘the greater evil’ ?

  • UKCitizen

    You know you are approaching the end when there is nobody in any position of power willing to shout that the emperor has no clothes.

  • Tethys

    SO refreshing on her recent round of interviews to hear a cogent, contrite, psychologically intact, rational political, and human voice from out of the American cesspit.
    Trump has certain attractions to a certain minority, but quite aside from the illegalities and the freak show, whatever damage he consciously or inadvertently does, the greater tragedy might well become the opportunities missed, ..possibly not to return.

    • Charitas Lydia

      You’re being sarcastic, aren’t you? I’d love to see evidence of one sentence from crooked Hillary which was cogent, contrite, etc. etc.? She can certainly talk the talk — like the cesspit of Hollywood vipers who preyed on young defenceless women while yelling SEXISM from the leftist rooftops. Did you hear the latest about Hillary getting $145 million dollars as a kickback from the Uranium One deal with Russia? It is worth noting that almost all the sources quoted in the above article are left-wing. Gosh! With friends like these Hillary doesn’t need right-wing Republican enemies, let alone Trump, to finish her off.