Rick Scott's Signature on University Diplomas Is Now the Subject of a Petition

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Apparently Gov. Rick Scott's positions on the state's higher-education system isn't impressing all of the students in Florida's public universities.

There's now a creative, albeit small, petition with signatures from Gainesville down to Broward of people who don't want the governor's signature printed on university diplomas.

Imagine that -- "The University of Florida has conferred on Joseph Schmo the degree Bachelor of Arts of Anthropology."

Signed, Rick Scott.

"We the undersigned, petition the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, from signing Florida University diplomas, because of the Governor's repeated assaults on the Florida Education System," the petition states.

The petition says it will be sent to the governor once it reaches 50 signatures -- it's currently at 44 -- and appears as if it started at the University of Florida, since the first ten signatures came out of Gainesville.

Here's the explanation of the petition from its creator:

If you have just earned your degree from a Florida University, good job! But on that otherwise pristine diploma there will be a smear of ink that reads, "Rick Scott Governor." Yes, the same governor who works constantly to remove student's rights to higher education, has had the bad taste to put his ugly signature on that beautiful degree! Do you really want him to defile the student's testaments to hard work, intelligence, and dedication?

It looks like it's not just 44 anthropology majors either.

"I'm an engineering student, but I know all too well that other disciplines are just as important," a petitioner from Tallahassee writes. "We all deserve an equal chance."

Will it happen? No, but it's the thought that counts.

Click here to head over to the petition website.


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Mr_mjb2002
Mr_mjb2002

Rick Scott is a lying,cheating,disgusting Govenor! He should NEVER even go near a Diploma! His signature is pure poison!

Rthomas
Rthomas

Lets keep after our state legislature to give us laws allowing us to recall incompetent politicians. The NSDAP proved that murders and fools can get elected to office and we the people need a non violent means of correcting our mistakes!

Siriti
Siriti

he needs to stop signing bills into laws as well. Bottom line, he needs to resign and go home

PT
PT

Home yes... but not in Florida

Bj Barrow
Bj Barrow

Perhaps now the majority of signatures needed will inspire another petition get rid of him he is a fraud!

ignore a  liberal
ignore a liberal

how incredibly immature you liberals are.

Rthomas
Rthomas

Are you more mature for juvenile name calling ? I am a retired USN officer  liberal and your response is .....questionable at best. Think about it.

Sam Geese
Sam Geese

Are you here to 'mature us up"?  Go elsewhere if you don't like it here.  Cuz, no matter what you and your ilk I love that word) think, this still is a free country.  So feel free to get lost, troll.

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Doesn't the autograph of a criminal render the diploma worthless?

FQS9000
FQS9000

Seeing as how most of the diplomas issued by the Florida universities are worthless due to the dumbing down of the curriculum, incompetence of the tenured faculty, worthlessness of the diploma programs, grade inflation, virulent political correctness and the admittance of unprepared students, the diplomas should be printed on toilet paper and signed by one of the fools who are the local TV anchoroids.  The governor should be ashamed to put his name on one of these grossly priced pieces of butt wipe.   

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Who helped him spell his last name? It has more than four letters.

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