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Updated: Clinkingbeard; Students react to professor's arrest
KTVB ^ | 3-18-2012 | Justin Corr

Posted on 03/19/2012 8:29:31 AM PDT by Netalia

BOISE -- A teacher, political candidate, and former doctor is facing charges of aggravated assault after police say she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun. We are beginning to learn more about Cynthia Clinkingbeard, and her behavior leading up to the incident on Friday night.

At the time of her arrest, Clinkingbeard was part of the adjunct faculty at Boise State and the faculty at College of Western Idaho.

Her students say that her behavior over the past few months was, at times, strange. Some students at CWI dropped her class because of what they called "erratic behavior".

Allan, Ruth, and Michael Burtcher all took Clinkingbeard's health and welness class at CWI this semester. They, and other students, say she would often berrate students and criticize their political beliefs. They also said she would make racially insensitive comments, shared each students' grades with the entire class, and made the class walk her dog around the building.

The Burtchers stopped going to the class and appealed their credits to the department chair.

A week and a half later, Clinkingbeard was arrested for threatening employees at an office supply store with a gun.

According to documents from the state Board of Medicine, Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder. In 2005, the board said her diagnosis was making her resistant to treatment. They revoked her license to practice medicine.

Michael Burtcher says he is also bipolar and he knows it is manageable, because he manages his own condition with medication. "When you're bipolar, it's a mental rollercoaster for your emotions," Michael explained. "You need to find the medication to keep you stable."

But Ruth Burtcher says Clinkingbeard would often talk about a lack of need for most medication. When Ruth found out about Friday's arrest, her teacher's behavior started to make sense.

"Now knowing what her situation is, I hope she gets the help she needs. I really do. Because, there were moments, when she was just this incredible person, very inspiring, and all-of-a-sudden, it would just go away. And she was a totally different person," said Ruth Burtcher, who took Clinkingbeard's class at CWI.

The College of Western Idaho did not want to comment on the matter.

Boise State University says that Clinkingbeard's teaching duties are on hold pending legal proceedings, but she is excluded from the campus.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: candidate; clinkingbeard; democrat; staples
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As posted yesterday... And update to the story was found this morning. I just thought that it was pretty humorous that this woman was a democrat, a registered candidate to run in the up coming primary's. Now even reading her students comments, I think putting it to goofy music would be appropriate. ;) As we always say, "Liberalism is a mental illness." Although, being bi-polar is no laughing matter. It is a serious problem. And I do feel sorry for her.
1 posted on 03/19/2012 8:29:40 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia

http://www.ktvb.com/news/local/Clinkingbeard-143260756.html\

Here is the link to the article. (I’m still kinda new to the forums) Sorry for putting the previous post above and not the article. Enjoy!


2 posted on 03/19/2012 8:31:04 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
"Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder."

Only in liberal land would you have a egomaniacal lunatic teaching a "health and wellness" class. You just can't make this stuff up.

3 posted on 03/19/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Netalia

>> Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder.

Why waste your time with city council, hon? You’re Presidential timber!


4 posted on 03/19/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Medical board revoked her license. Why is she teaching? I smell meth head


5 posted on 03/19/2012 8:34:02 AM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: Netalia

They seem to have left the Party affiliation of this nutbag out of the story? Wonder why?

Pray for America


6 posted on 03/19/2012 8:34:41 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: bray

She is a democrat. It states she was to run as a democrat in the previous article.


7 posted on 03/19/2012 8:37:29 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: circlecity

You really can’t make this stuff up! LMAO! ((shakes her head in total dismay))


8 posted on 03/19/2012 8:38:34 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
Clinkingbeard...looks like she has facial hair. High testosterone no doubt.

9 posted on 03/19/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Netalia
Clinkingbeard...looks like she has facial hair. High testosterone no doubt.

10 posted on 03/19/2012 8:39:01 AM PDT by y6162
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To: bray
it said it in the first article...but now it's been dropped. Hmmm...it's like someone told them to take it out.

Also, I like this part ..." other students, say she would often berrate students and criticize their political beliefs. They also said she would make racially insensitive comments, shared each students' grades with the entire class, and made the class walk her dog around the building.

yep, she's/it's a Democrat.

11 posted on 03/19/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: circlecity
Only in liberal land would you have a egomaniacal lunatic teaching a "health and wellness" class

Acquaintance of Mrs WBill's (friend is too strong a word) teaches a "Life Skills" class to High Schoolers. Topics covered are how to open a bank account, balance a check book, apply for jobs, etc etc etc. You know, stuff you and I likely figured out for ourselves, but nonetheless not an entirely wasted idea for a class. But I digress.....

This acquaintance is currently working on Divorce #3 (might have it already, it's been awhile since Mrs WBill has seen her), which is no wonder because there's a parade of men in her life. She's constantly getting her phone / water / electricity turned off for non payment, and is always working on one way or another to stay a step ahead of the bill collectors. She leads an absolute trainwreck of a lifestyle.

Yet, the school she works at deems her fit to teach "life skills" to teenagers. Sometimes the humor writes itself.

12 posted on 03/19/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Netalia

If you want it put to music, this would be the song: http://youtu.be/SMhwddNQSWQ


13 posted on 03/19/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Netalia

Oh, Lord! She is also terminally ugly!


14 posted on 03/19/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: y6162
looks like she has facial hair

In the her hair looks red, pink, brown, grey, and green.

Wonder if her drivers licence lists hair color as "Plaid".

15 posted on 03/19/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Netalia

16 posted on 03/19/2012 8:50:17 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Netalia
BOISE -- A teacher, political candidate, and former doctor is facing charges of aggravated assault after police say she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun.

Well, in all fairness, who hasn't felt the urge to pull a gun on a Staples employee?

17 posted on 03/19/2012 8:52:39 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: y6162

You posted the wrong picture. This article is about a female.


18 posted on 03/19/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: y6162

oopf! she needs a shave!


19 posted on 03/19/2012 8:55:20 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Netalia

I’m trying to figure out her name. Clinkingbeard? Is that real?

I can think of a couple of explanations. One, that she’s one of those liberal name-changers, and for some reason she picked that, maybe because she’s a butch lesbian.

Another, that it might indicate Indian ancestry. But she doesn’t look Indian.

Any ideas on this?


20 posted on 03/19/2012 8:57:00 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: y6162

Looks like Harry Reid without the glasses....


21 posted on 03/19/2012 8:57:21 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carterize Obama in November)
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To: y6162

“Clinkingbeard...looks like she has facial hair”

With a name like that you need a lot of facial hair!


22 posted on 03/19/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Netalia; mickie
She has been diagnosed with "narcissistic personality disorder".....same as the Narcissist-in-Chief except the public isn't privy to his medical records.

Leni

23 posted on 03/19/2012 9:02:04 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: y6162

Yikes, I don’t need my coffee now.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 9:02:30 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: Netalia
"Liberalism is a mental illness." Although, being bi-polar is no laughing matter. It is a serious problem. And I do feel sorry for her.

I feel sorry for society.
Illness, specially mental illness has been elevated to special status at the cost of risking the safety of everyone else.

Isn't this the same illneess that made the news in a SWA passenger airliner?

Some semblance of sanity from the mentally healthy segment of society needs to react to this silent killer group.

PC is wonderful and all, but...

25 posted on 03/19/2012 9:02:47 AM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Netalia

“And made her class walk her dog around the building” - good thing she wasn’t a department chair or they’d have had to clean up the dog poop, too.


26 posted on 03/19/2012 9:05:05 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dalereed

“she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun”

“Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. ... Their first big success came with a 1986 investment to help start Staples Inc. ...”

HMMMMMMMMMMM


27 posted on 03/19/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Cicero

“I’m trying to figure out her name. Clinkingbeard? Is that real?”

Hey! “Clinkingbeard” is my middle name! Watch it!


28 posted on 03/19/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Netalia

If my surname was Clinkingbeard I likely would go off on someone, too.


29 posted on 03/19/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: y6162

It has more testosterne than the entire Republican Party combined.


30 posted on 03/19/2012 9:07:47 AM PDT by sport
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To: Cicero

Yes, I also felt that it is possible that this is a made up name/name change. I doubt that she has any Indian heritage that would have given her this name. You know liberals, they like to pretend there something they are not.

The only thing that lacks from this article (really) is some connection to the “occupy” folks.


31 posted on 03/19/2012 9:08:03 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
Welcome Netalia.
It does take a while for non-nerds to understand how everything works. After 12 years, I am still learning about this site.
The fact that gremlins still strike the system from time to time doesn't help.

For instance, recently I wanted to review my recent posts, and was unable to for days! I was able however, to see posts of mine from 2001!

Surprises full of, this site is... as Yoda would say.

32 posted on 03/19/2012 9:08:10 AM PDT by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Einherjar

I told you there was some serious IRONY in this story! LOL

HMMMM!!!


33 posted on 03/19/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
"...she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun."

Was it her Staples gun?

34 posted on 03/19/2012 9:10:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

the board said her diagnosis was making her resistant to treatment.

???


35 posted on 03/19/2012 9:11:59 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Publius6961

Thanks for the Welcome! :)


36 posted on 03/19/2012 9:17:25 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: y6162

Lovely orange shirt!

Does she work on the highways? :o)


37 posted on 03/19/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: tet68

“the board said her diagnosis was making her resistant to treatment.”

The narcissism is the key. She won’t take the meds because she’s “perfect.” Ex was like that in a way. Hyper-Thyroid. She’d forget to take a dose, and, upon feeling much energized, would skip further doses. She was like a speed demon! Kept the house really clean though!


38 posted on 03/19/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Well, I guess it’s a real name. I just googled for it, and found this:

http://www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10859


39 posted on 03/19/2012 9:22:34 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Maybe it’s some sort of Teutonic teaser?

Klinkenbier (German) at Bing translator = jack beer

Klinken bier (Dutch) at Bing translator = sounding beer

She(?) looks Dutch. The D is really a B and with extra help from the beer goggles...


40 posted on 03/19/2012 9:24:32 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Netalia; Darksheare
Netalia ~ "...she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun."

Joe 6-pack ~ Was it her Staples gun?

Darks? Anyone you know???

41 posted on 03/19/2012 9:25:45 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1154 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Cicero
It took 20 replies to comment on the obvious ... CLINKINGBEARD ???

Dances With Wolves, Kicking Bird, Stands With Fists ... all noble "names"

CLINKINGBEARD?

Did the vomit stay so long that the beard ding-a-linged in the breeze like a wind chime.

CLINKINGBEARD?

OR

NO one at Ellis Island laughed so hard that Mr and Mrs decided that was not a good name to have in America?

42 posted on 03/19/2012 9:30:47 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: blueunicorn6; Netalia
“And made her class walk her dog around the building”

I'd have walked that dog -- right over to the Dean's office...

43 posted on 03/19/2012 9:30:47 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: knarf
I think it's safe to say that David Allan Coe has a "clinking beard"...


44 posted on 03/19/2012 9:34:53 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

lol love it!!!!!!!


45 posted on 03/19/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
Although, being bi-polar is no laughing matter. It is a serious problem. And I do feel sorry for her.

I dunno. It seems "personality disorders" are diagnosed by symptoms that could just as easily be explained by an extreme lack of character. Lack of self-control, lack of empathy, lack of humility, those kind of sound like sins to me.

46 posted on 03/19/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: y6162

When that picture was posted on an earlier thread, I thought it was a joke. Let’s start with the eyebrows.....


47 posted on 03/19/2012 9:41:30 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: wbill
She leads an absolute trainwreck of a lifestyle. Yet, the school she works at deems her fit to teach "life skills" to teenagers. Sometimes the humor writes itself.

I personally am a Christian. But a friend of mine who believes in karma says that most teachers are teaching the thing they need to learn.

48 posted on 03/19/2012 9:51:13 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Still Thinking
Well, in all fairness, who hasn't felt the urge to pull a gun on a Staples employee?

Or a stapler on a gun salesman?

49 posted on 03/19/2012 9:53:19 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I don’t know either. It could be a combination of both. It’s hard to tell between someone who is driven by sin and someone who truly has a mental disorder. Could you say that a person with dementia acts on their will or the will of the disease? I say it’s a combination of both. In part dropping inhibitions due to the illness itself. Logical thinking skills are clouded and impaired. The will is still there to do harm. And it has to resonate within that person first.

I don’t know the answers. But I do know that people who surrounded this woman should have not allowed her to teach based on the fact she was deemed un-fit to practice medicine as well.


50 posted on 03/19/2012 10:02:09 AM PDT by Netalia
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