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Colorado teacher kicks student for wearing GOP shirt off campus
UPI ^ | 10/30/04

Posted on 10/30/2004 1:48:57 PM PDT by freespirited

A part-time college instructor has apologized for kicking a student because he was wearing a Republican shirt. Fort Lewis College student Mark O'Donnell said he was showing people his College Republicans sweat shirt, which said "Work for us now ... or work for us later," when Maria Spero kicked him in the leg at an off-campus restaurant.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: assault; collegerepublicans; colorado; dembitch; democratviolence; electionviolence; fifthcolumn; hypocritecowards; leftismoncampus; leftisthate; leftwinghatred; looneyleft; marxists; politicalcorrectness; politicalterror; radicalleftists; socialists; teacher; thugette; tshirt
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1 posted on 10/30/2004 1:48:58 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

well as long as they apologised.


2 posted on 10/30/2004 1:50:06 PM PDT by Drango (NPR- When government funds a "news" outlet that has a bias...it's no longer news...it's propaganda.)
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To: freespirited

Once again, a person of peace and tolerance shows their true colors.


3 posted on 10/30/2004 1:50:35 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: freespirited

Wow! Taking knew-jerk liberal reactions to a new level!


4 posted on 10/30/2004 1:51:36 PM PDT by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: freespirited
Spero then said "she should have kicked me harder and higher," said O'Donnell.
5 posted on 10/30/2004 1:51:47 PM PDT by EggsAckley (........my Birthday is on Election Day.......Should I post a Vanity??.........)
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To: Drango

And these are the pacifist nutbags teaching our kids...


6 posted on 10/30/2004 1:51:49 PM PDT by shawngf
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To: freespirited

Time to draft all these hating & violent lesbos into the army to fight where it'll do some good.


7 posted on 10/30/2004 1:51:54 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Anybody but Kerry!!)
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To: freespirited

what about the T-shirt? I want one too!


8 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:21 PM PDT by Temple Drake
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To: freespirited

Tolerance!


9 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:21 PM PDT by TheBigB (I have a keyboard and an attitude. Don't piss me off.)
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To: freespirited
"Before the incident, I did not know you and that you are a Fort Lewis student."

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So I guess she thinks it would have been okay had he not been a Fort Lewis student.

10 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:26 PM PDT by doug from upland (Michael Moore = a culinary Pinocchio ---- tell a lie, gain a pound.)
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To: freespirited

The Democrats are totally losing it. When I saw the way they mangled my B-C sign, I knew that whomever did that was nutty.


11 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:35 PM PDT by Merry
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To: freespirited

I'll guess there will be at least five "comment removed by moderator" posts on this thread.

I'll not make mine one of them by saying only that I don't like that guy very much.


12 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:51 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: freespirited

"Before the incident, I did not know you and that you are a Fort Lewis student."

Of course, had you not been a student where I was teaching, my actions would have been wholly appropriate.


13 posted on 10/30/2004 1:52:56 PM PDT by HarryCaul
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To: freespirited

Kicked the student!!! That is assault!!!

I know, I'm not that surprised at the story. But, I too am a college instructor and it just turns my stomach to hear this. We are those who are supposed to be setting examples and being role models for students. It is revolting to hear this.


14 posted on 10/30/2004 1:53:13 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: freespirited

LOL, at first I thought the headline had things backwards.

These people are pigs.


15 posted on 10/30/2004 1:53:38 PM PDT by jocon307 (Don't let Australia down: Re-elect President Bush!)
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To: freespirited

Freep this f*ck!!!


Maria Spero
office tel: 970/247-7661
email: SPERO_J@fortlewis.edu


16 posted on 10/30/2004 1:53:39 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: freespirited
A part-time college instructor has apologized for kicking a student

sounds like a case of assault to me.

17 posted on 10/30/2004 1:53:57 PM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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To: freespirited

"O'Donnell said the apology wasn't enough and he plans to file a complaint with the college. "

No kidding. It's mindblowing that this professor and the college president think that saying 'sorry' is the end of this. The professor should be fired. Based on the reaction of the school I would say the Dean should be fired as well.


18 posted on 10/30/2004 1:55:16 PM PDT by orangelobster
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To: Wneighbor
We are those who are supposed to be setting examples and being role models for students.

The 70's are over.


19 posted on 10/30/2004 1:55:35 PM PDT by unixfox (Close the borders, problems solved!)
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To: mlocher

assault and battery right?


20 posted on 10/30/2004 1:55:54 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Leapfrog
#12..which guy?

It as a woman doing the kicking!

21 posted on 10/30/2004 1:55:58 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: freespirited
Ya know..

When Bush gets re-elected on Tuesday, Homeland Security is gonna need to keep a close eye on the moonbats.

Some of these folks are going to resort to domestic insurgency.

23 posted on 10/30/2004 1:56:12 PM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: freespirited

The LLL is losing it. They cannot stand any kind of challenge to their socialist agenda. Expect more of this in the future.


24 posted on 10/30/2004 1:56:14 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: freespirited
So, female instructor can be physically violent to male student. Could the process be reversed, even for a second?
25 posted on 10/30/2004 1:56:43 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: freespirited

Sounds like a politically biased "hate-crime" to me.


26 posted on 10/30/2004 1:57:20 PM PDT by stopillegalimmigration
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To: freespirited

I am certain that Maria Spero will understand, when the USA is overtaken by the terrorists, and she is about to be executed, that she may have been on the wrong side of the struggle.


27 posted on 10/30/2004 1:58:05 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Time to draft all these hating & violent lesbos into the army to fight where it'll do some good.

Strap them under the wings on a F16 & drop them on Fallujah.

28 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:08 PM PDT by afnamvet (Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 Jet Noise...The Sound of Freedom!)
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To: Temple Drake


You can buy a College Republican t-shirt (or a mug, sweatshirt or baseball cap) here:

http://www.cafepress.com/crnc/211955


29 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:19 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

All lesbos to the front lines, armed with 12" dildos low on batteries!!!!!!!


30 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:21 PM PDT by libwacker (attack me once...your fault........attack me twice....my fault)
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To: conservativebabe
Once again, a person of peace and tolerance shows their true colors.

Bingo!

31 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:25 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: unixfox
The 70's are over.

Responsibility and consequences are not. Neither are dignity and manners. They are still practiced in my classroom and outside my classroom, even with students who are misinformed enough to think they want sKerry in office. But then, that's the difference between "us" and "them" isn't it?

32 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:30 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: bikepacker67
"Some of these folks are going to resort to domestic insurgency."

And some will not be around to vote in the next presidential election. ;)

33 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:49 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: freespirited
College has sure changed since I was there in the olden days(early70s). No instructor would have done such a thing, except maybe my football coach(who knew he could outrun me). Today, I would probably be in jail for mopping the floor with this little sob. And, maybe thats what a few of these left wristed limpets need.
34 posted on 10/30/2004 1:59:58 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (I volunteer to instruct JFK on the meaning of a purple heart!!)
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To: freespirited

Now, if one of my friends kicked me, even if it was bruising blow it's still nothing to get upset over.

But when someone you don't know does it just out of spite, that is assault. Don't tell me that random jerks can come up and kick me whenever the feel like it with impunity; there had better be repercussions for people who do that.


35 posted on 10/30/2004 2:00:11 PM PDT by explodingspleen (http://mish-mash.info)
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To: freespirited
It is assault and O'Donnell should see that this witch is prosecuted.

Question: Who needs a visiting instructor of foreign languages? It may be semantics (seriously) but I don't get it.

36 posted on 10/30/2004 2:00:37 PM PDT by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: freespirited

It makes you wonder what she would have done to him if his shirt said: Vote Bush, piss off my Prof


37 posted on 10/30/2004 2:00:56 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: freespirited

She ought to be prosecuted for a 'hate-crime' and fired!


38 posted on 10/30/2004 2:01:43 PM PDT by NoClones
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To: Guenevere

Whoops!

You got me.


39 posted on 10/30/2004 2:01:45 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Maria Spero
office tel: 970/247-7661
email: SPERO_J@fortlewis.edu


She should be fired. What university again? Need the President and Board of Regents phone #'s


40 posted on 10/30/2004 2:02:00 PM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: freespirited

Democrat. The religion of peace.


41 posted on 10/30/2004 2:02:11 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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http://www.fortlewis.edu/community_culture/extended_studies/seniorsummer.asp

"Maria Spero is a Visiting Instructor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department at Fort Lewis College. A long-time instructor with the Extended Studies Program, Ms. Spero has been teaching for more than fourteen years and has led many travel study tours to Mexico and Honduras."

42 posted on 10/30/2004 2:02:51 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (Benedict Arnold was a hero for both sides in the same war, too!)
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To: freespirited

Guess she could not come with any fact based verbal arguments...


43 posted on 10/30/2004 2:03:02 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: NOTTAHERO
He should press felony assault charges against her and then sue her. Democrats luv lawsuits so give them one--against one of their own

I agree! But furthermore, that woman should have lost her teaching position at that college immediately!! Frankly, I can't imagine any of my co-workers doing such a thing but I don't care which side of the political battle they were on, this is a firing offense. And I wouldn't hesitate to be vocal about it at my little college.

However, losing the position should be the small issue. It is assault. It should be prosecuted!

44 posted on 10/30/2004 2:03:08 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Fenris6

Just go to www.fortlewis.edu :)


45 posted on 10/30/2004 2:03:36 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: freespirited

Hard to tell from the article if it was an actual professor or just a TA. TAs, I'd imagine are much easier to get rid of.


46 posted on 10/30/2004 2:04:31 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (AFL-CIO - Where organized labor becomes organized crime.)
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To: G.Mason
"Some of these folks are going to resort to domestic insurgency."

Before these looney liberals go starting a revolution they better think about who has the guns.
47 posted on 10/30/2004 2:05:01 PM PDT by Beckwith (John Kerry, sign the Form 180 - petition at http://www.SignForm180.com)
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To: G.Mason

"And some will not be around to vote in the next presidential election."

Good point. I thought the 2nd Ammendment was only meant to protect us from the government. Now I realize it was also meant to protect us from the fascist brownshirts. Damn, those Founding Fathers thought of everything.

Semper Fidelis


48 posted on 10/30/2004 2:05:06 PM PDT by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: freespirited
Spero, a visiting instructor of modern languages

Was she at a loss for words?

49 posted on 10/30/2004 2:05:56 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Mount Athos
assault and battery right?

right. this guy ought to be tossed in jail until wednesday.

50 posted on 10/30/2004 2:06:28 PM PDT by mlocher (america is a sovereign state)
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