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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

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To: freespirited

Instructor: 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.


51 posted on 10/30/2004 2:06:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: freespirited

HATE CRIME ! I'm sure Jessie Jackson will be all over this.[not]


52 posted on 10/30/2004 2:06:53 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Drango
An old African proverb says: Saying I'm sorry does not heal the wound.

It is true, too, IMHO.

53 posted on 10/30/2004 2:07:45 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Wneighbor

"It is assault. It should be prosecuted!"

No she shouldn't. Her actions were a form of self expression due to the oppression she experiences every day by Imperialist America. Judges ruled that terrorism is "free speech", therefore this assault on a Nazi Republican can also consitute free speech.






;)


54 posted on 10/30/2004 2:08:00 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (They should rename it to World Hugh instead of World Series!!!!)
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To: Stellar Dendrite
Looks like the faculty at this place is made up of brilliant individuals. Check out this faculty home page from another faculty member at the same college: Beverly Leyerle's Faculty Home Page

I mean, give me a break. Learn your html someplace besides the link students will follow to find out about you.

55 posted on 10/30/2004 2:10:45 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that is what he reaps.)
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To: Leapfrog
I'll not make mine one of them by saying only that I don't like that guy very much.

What guy?

56 posted on 10/30/2004 2:10:45 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Dems...those unaccountable looking, gargoyle-like scarecrows looking to party, and raid the pantry.)
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To: freespirited

Just more of the liberal educational brownshirts.


57 posted on 10/30/2004 2:10:55 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Fundamentalist Liberals, Fundamentalist Muslims, the only difference is the clothes)
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To: Beckwith

Indeed. We have the guns - and they, if the attack on Ann Coulter last week was any indicator, have pies.


58 posted on 10/30/2004 2:10:57 PM PDT by GeorgeBerryman
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

They don't want to fight against an armed emeny. They much prefer skulking in the shadows and stabbing people in the back.


59 posted on 10/30/2004 2:13:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (God is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: freespirited

Party of Peace, aye.


60 posted on 10/30/2004 2:13:13 PM PDT by SmithL (Vietnam-era Vet: Still fighting Hillary's half-vast left-wing conspiracy)
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To: Wneighbor
But furthermore, that woman should have lost her teaching position at that college immediately!!

Exactly. And, since she was a "visiting prof," I want to know where she was visiting from. They need to hear from us, too.

61 posted on 10/30/2004 2:13:16 PM PDT by Exigence
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To: freespirited

I love dangling participles.


62 posted on 10/30/2004 2:13:53 PM PDT by spotbust1 (Gun control is when you use both hands.)
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To: Drango

What was good for Bobby Knight...


63 posted on 10/30/2004 2:15:58 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: bikepacker67
Some of these folks are going to resort to domestic insurgency.

Simple solution

S3

64 posted on 10/30/2004 2:18:48 PM PDT by Freebird Forever
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To: Osage Orange

See #39. I already got bopped. You're late.


65 posted on 10/30/2004 2:19:23 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Exigence

"Visiting" for fourteen years? Wonder what her immigration status is.


66 posted on 10/30/2004 2:21:08 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (I'm in old skivvies and New Jersey, and I approved this message.)
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To: freespirited
any female that thinks she's big and strong enough to kick somebody is big enough to get kicked BACK... but HARDER!!!
67 posted on 10/30/2004 2:21:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Wneighbor

You guys better do something about this kind of nonsense before kids decide they'd rather be electricians, carpenters or plumbers rather than go to college/LOL.


68 posted on 10/30/2004 2:21:38 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: freespirited

Democrat Party = Religion of Peace


69 posted on 10/30/2004 2:23:01 PM PDT by shezza (Watch "Stolen Honor" -- and then wonder how even one American could ever vote for JF'nK)
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To: Exigence
Exactly. And, since she was a "visiting prof," I want to know where she was visiting from. They need to hear from us, too.

Yep, I had to break away from FR for a minute to go to that college website.

Whereever that prof is from, they definitely don't have the same notion of acceptable behavior that we have in Texas. At risk of being hypocritical, that woman needs a good old fashioned Texas ass kickin' on top of everything else. You know, if the kicked student were one of my kids, I'm thinkin' I'd be all over that woman and risking arrest myself!

70 posted on 10/30/2004 2:23:11 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Calvin Locke
"What was good for Bobby Knight..."

When he decides to leave Texas, I hope his next job is head of the NCAA. How sweet it would be!

71 posted on 10/30/2004 2:24:03 PM PDT by fightu4it (conquest by immigration and subversion spells the end of US.)
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To: Ex-Dem
"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."

What should their position matter? IF this is a teacher, or a TA, or a janitor, or the school president they should be fired immediately, without question.
72 posted on 10/30/2004 2:24:49 PM PDT by spinestein (Nov 2nd. Don't forget to flush the Johns)
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To: Leapfrog
See #39. I already got bopped. You're late.

Consider it your second bop...(vbg)

FRegards,

73 posted on 10/30/2004 2:25:29 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Dems...those unaccountable looking, gargoyle-like scarecrows looking to party, and raid the pantry.)
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To: freespirited

Those pesky pacifists are at it again, I see.

MM


74 posted on 10/30/2004 2:25:31 PM PDT by MississippiMan (Americans should not be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.)
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To: Beckwith
" Before these looney liberals go starting a revolution they better think about who has the guns."

Not going to happen.

I have noticed that liberals don't think.

They don't think I should eat meat.

They don't think I should drive an SUV

They don't think I should own guns

They don't think I have freedom of speech

They don't think I should smoke

They don't think I should pay less taxes

They don't think I have a right to detest homosexuality

They don't think I have a right to believe in God

They just don't think.

75 posted on 10/30/2004 2:26:25 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

The military has great disdain for the Gigolo and the
Pretty Boy; Kerry has not gone near a military installation
because he is AFRAID they will boo him, or just endure him
If he does, it will shock me. If this bunch were to get
what they think they want (Kerry as CIC), it's a good chance
they'll have to learn to fight when he changes his mind
(flip-flops) and drafts them, because the real military is
on the edge of bugging out.


76 posted on 10/30/2004 2:26:34 PM PDT by Twinkie
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To: freespirited

Isn't Colorado home of the fighting whitey's T shirt?


77 posted on 10/30/2004 2:27:36 PM PDT by OldFriend (It's the soldier, not the reporter who has given US freedom of the press)
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To: Ed_in_NJ
"Visiting" for fourteen years? Wonder what her immigration status is.

Curious, isn't it? It probably means she isn't qualified for a professorship and this is their back-door method of awarding psuedo-tenure.

78 posted on 10/30/2004 2:28:30 PM PDT by Exigence
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To: Fenris6
"Damn, those Founding Fathers thought of everything."

They did ... now all that we have to do is have the intestinal fortitude to do what is right.

79 posted on 10/30/2004 2:29:17 PM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, UN hating, military industrial complex loving, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: Osage Orange

Duly bopped.


80 posted on 10/30/2004 2:29:55 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: ladylib
You guys better do something about this kind of nonsense before kids decide they'd rather be electricians, carpenters or plumbers rather than go to college/LOL.

ROFL... You came to the right place!!! I teach at a technical campus. We teach electronics, aviation mechanics, computer maintenance, machining, welding, HVAC and my drafting classes. We've got a major conservative bunch of faculty. Our students report that they feel much more respected at our campus than they do at the liberal campus where they take their academic classes. It's a good thing for them to learn IMO.

Politics are discussed often on our campus. Several instructors are retired military. I have seen that our conservatism and requirements of decent behavior have given some students clarity in their own political thoughts. It's amazing how just being honorable and speaking the truth can impact the young minds. Too bad so many students haven't received that through public school and from parents.

81 posted on 10/30/2004 2:31:47 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: freespirited
A part-time college instructor has apologized for kicking a student

File a police complaint and press charges. Give this idiot, a poor-excuse-for-an-intelligent-person, a record of having been charged and/or convicted of a violent crime.

Why stop at anything less? An apology doesn't cut it. Relish the university's indignant response when you press charges.

82 posted on 10/30/2004 2:32:24 PM PDT by Tax Government (Stop Freeploading. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: Leapfrog
#39....LOL

..I'm a Texas fan too...(like your tagline)

84 posted on 10/30/2004 2:37:57 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Drango

Not good enough!

I want Her Fired, and barred from ever teaching in that school. also Sue the School, and Force all the Teachers and Administrators to attend Sensitivity training classes.

Because thats Exactly! what they would do. They deserve NO LESS!!!


85 posted on 10/30/2004 2:39:14 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: Wneighbor

More kids should attend schools such as yours. They'd probably be a lot happier and a lot more productive in the long run. I really feel sorry for the kids who have to put up with the PC nonsense that gets fed to them in many high schools and so-called "liberal arts" colleges today.


86 posted on 10/30/2004 2:41:29 PM PDT by ladylib
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Done. letter body follows:

Thanks to you and your hate-filled reaction to political commentary, I can cross one more college off the list for my sons. I know of many, many more who are doing likewise.

As enrollments dwindle, more and more instructors will be let go. And I guess you will have to be working for that student later, after all.

What goes around, etc. Time to spruce up that resume.


87 posted on 10/30/2004 2:41:36 PM PDT by Turk82_1 (They also serve who merely stand and wait.)
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To: freespirited

I'm sorry teach--you can disagree with me but never, ever touch me.


88 posted on 10/30/2004 2:41:44 PM PDT by DaBroasta (Dear democrat voter your party leaders don't think you're stupid, they're counting on it!)
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To: goldfinch

LLL?= Lying Liberal Left?


89 posted on 10/30/2004 2:43:49 PM PDT by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Using the codename "La Condora Rosa", she led a coup in the mountanous regions of El Salvador, establishing the short-lived republic of Montedorada. The country was founded on a mixture of Marxist egalitarianism and the writings of Ann Landers. Montedorada unexpectedly came to an end when the ruling junta mistook a scout troop for an opposing army and fled the tiny mountaintop region.

Oh, BTW this is satire.


90 posted on 10/30/2004 2:46:52 PM PDT by farfromhome (Not tested on animals... That means they're testing it on you!)
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To: spinestein

I don't think it matters, I'm just pointing out that it'd be harder to fire a professor in (previously) good standing than it would be to fire a TA.

Hypothetically, if Larry Sabato at UVA were to do what the instructor in the article did, do you think he'd be fired? Most likely, a demand for an apology would be the most that'd come out of it. Or, to take an actual example, what about Professor Nicholas "Mogadishu" DeGenova over at Columbia? Last I heard, he was still around, despite some calls for him to be fired.


91 posted on 10/30/2004 2:47:42 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (AFL-CIO - Where organized labor becomes organized crime.)
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To: doug from upland

My thought too.


92 posted on 10/30/2004 2:50:21 PM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

>>. . .Ms. Spero has been teaching for more than fourteen years and has led many travel study tours to Mexico and Honduras.<<


And running weapons to Marxist rebels and narco-terrorists.


93 posted on 10/30/2004 2:52:20 PM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: LtKerst
LLL?= Lying Liberal Left?

That works. I was going for Loony Liberal Left. But Lying Liberal Loony works as well...

94 posted on 10/30/2004 2:53:31 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: freespirited

Again, reverse the positions. Can you imagine the outcry had a Republican teacher (I know, I know) kicked a student with a scumbag dem shirt. It'd be on the front page of the NYT! The guy would never teach again!! Disgraceful!!


95 posted on 10/30/2004 2:55:50 PM PDT by Tacis ("Kerry - Working For America In The Tradition Of Benedict Arnold & Ho Chi Minh!")
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To: 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.

So have the parents filed Criminal Hate Assault charges against the "Teacher"?

Has the restaurant owner filed criminal charges against her for attacking one of his patron?

Has the whatever college initiated a conduct hearing and suspended the "teacher" for assaulting a student?The parents and the restaurant owner are likely to file charges but the college I doubt it will take any action at all -- claiming that it did not happen on college grounds so they don't have a dog in this fight is the most likely outcome.

96 posted on 10/30/2004 2:56:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: ladylib

I've been teaching here for 4 years now. Before that I worked in industry and didn't think much about college age kids. I have learned a lot. I didn't know if I'd be able to get along with the kids well or not when I began this job but I have raised to great daughters so I figured I'd try it.

I have to say that my students are great. I love these kids and really enjoy being around them. Sadly, I have found it easy to understand why so many young liberal arts college students are so easily influenced by PC left-wing fringe instructors. These kids love having interaction with adults who will listen and talk to them. They soak up everything like a sponge. They are at the age when parents are still accustomed to talking to them as children and even the students who have great parents often don't feel they have "adult" conversations with their parents.
They've just come out of high school where PC rules don't really allow an exchange of political and social ideas. To the students, it is a treat to be brought into discussions by an adult about "real" issues in the world.

Of course a lot of what I'm saying about this is generalized but I've found it rewarding. I was surprised at this. I really like most of these kids. They are mostly really good folks and nice to talk with. LOL


97 posted on 10/30/2004 2:58:32 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: freespirited

All I ask is tha the instructor be given the same treatment as if he had assaulted a person who was black, latino, gay, or muslim.


98 posted on 10/30/2004 2:59:07 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: goldfinch

Bitch has got to leave campus SOMETIME!


99 posted on 10/30/2004 3:02:33 PM PDT by zzen01
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To: freespirited

Ditch the bi!ch!


100 posted on 10/30/2004 3:03:06 PM PDT by Prince Charles
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