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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gets standing ovation at New York college
The Hamilton Spectator ^ | 09/21/2006 | The Hamilton Spectator

Posted on 09/21/2006 7:39:02 PM PDT by DaveTesla

After a UN speech in which he called US President Bush "Satan," Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation with another anti-Bush speech at a New York college.

The South American leader spoke at Cooper Union last night before a packed audience including professors and union organizers.

Chavez proclaimed himself "a friend" of the people of the United States, but said he hopes next time, they'll choose, in his words, an "intelligent president."

He got the standing ovation for comments accusing Bush of committing genocide in Iraq.

Chavez compared the Bush administration's actions to those of the Nazis and said the U-S president should be brought before an international tribunal.

Venezuela's president has become Latin America's leading voice against the US government, taking on the crusading style of his mentor, Fidel Castro.

The US is the top customer for Venezuela's oil.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; brutalleftistthug; cooperunion; cu; dictator; dictatorworship; disgrace; education; ejahcayshun; highereducation; hugochavez; leftists; newyork; strongman; thug; treason; venezuela
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The state of education today.
Instead of teaching useful skills (Like Engineering)
they wallow in teaching revolt and self hatred.
1 posted on 09/21/2006 7:39:03 PM PDT by DaveTesla
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To: DaveTesla

If I were a parent paying for an education for a student at that school.....I'd yank my kid TODAY!


2 posted on 09/21/2006 7:40:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: DaveTesla

Which NY college?


3 posted on 09/21/2006 7:41:21 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: DaveTesla

Usefull Idiots.


4 posted on 09/21/2006 7:41:21 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: CindyDawg

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (in Lower Manhattan)


5 posted on 09/21/2006 7:43:43 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: DaveTesla

What do we call agents of a foreign power who agitate dissension on our domestic soil?

I forget...


6 posted on 09/21/2006 7:44:49 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: DaveTesla

This college receives Federal funding...yank it!!!


7 posted on 09/21/2006 7:45:23 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: DaveTesla
Why not treat him like this guy?


8 posted on 09/21/2006 7:46:01 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: goodnesswins

I don't think Cooper Union charges tuition. Who pays for it, I don't know. It's a well thought of art school, to my knowledge. Apparently filled with communists and lovers of authority.


9 posted on 09/21/2006 7:46:16 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Don't mix alcopops and ufo's)
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To: CindyDawg
Which NY college?

New York College.

10 posted on 09/21/2006 7:46:42 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: coconutt2000

More:
Iranian President Invited to Speak at CU [Treason By Any Other Name Alert]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1705587/posts


11 posted on 09/21/2006 7:46:57 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Hard to believe that a hushed audience once listened to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in that same hall.


12 posted on 09/21/2006 7:47:26 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: DaveTesla
I'm tried of this idiot. The people of his country need to revolt.
13 posted on 09/21/2006 7:47:36 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: 444Flyer

I have met the enemy and he is US!


14 posted on 09/21/2006 7:48:33 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: goodnesswins
If I were a parent paying for an education for a student at that school.....I'd yank my kid TODAY!

If you were a parent paying for an education at Cooper Union, you'd be paying too much. It's free.

The state of education today.
Instead of teaching useful skills (Like Engineering)
they wallow in teaching revolt and self hatred.


When they are not hosting dictators, Cooper Union IS an engineering (and architecture) school.
15 posted on 09/21/2006 7:48:47 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: DaveTesla

Abraham Lincoln is rolling in his grave.


16 posted on 09/21/2006 7:51:00 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: DaveTesla

Info regarding the school:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cooper_Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a privately funded college in Lower Manhattan of New York City. Cooper Union is located in the East Village, around Cooper Square and Astor Place (3rd Avenue & 6th~9th Streets). It is one of the few American institutions of higher learning to offer a full-tuition scholarship to all admitted students. The school offers degree programs in architecture, fine arts, and engineering.

The Cooper Union is one of the most selective colleges in the United States, with an acceptance rate of 10%. With over 70% of accepted students coming to attend, it also claims one of the highest yield rates of American educational institutions.


17 posted on 09/21/2006 7:51:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: conservative in nyc
What engineering skills did the staff at Cooper
present by hosting Chavez?

How to return to the stone age?

Architecture for nationalization?
18 posted on 09/21/2006 7:52:10 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: coconutt2000

Provocuteurs? (sp?)


19 posted on 09/21/2006 7:52:13 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: DaveTesla

Inviting the Iranian President to speak at a college is the equivalent of inviting an unrepentant and unreformed serial rapist to speak at a women's rights convention.

In other words, the Leftists have gone insane and Bush drove them to it... (Yep, Bush's fault.)


20 posted on 09/21/2006 7:52:15 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: DaveTesla

Another educational institution heard from. I type this same statement day after day. What a sad state of affairs that what was once a great educational system is now nothing more than high cost indoctrination centers.


21 posted on 09/21/2006 7:52:21 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: DaveTesla

Absolutely disgusting!


22 posted on 09/21/2006 7:53:18 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: RedRover
Hard to believe that a hushed audience once listened to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in that same hall.

My thoughts exactly when I Wiki'ed information on this particular college. Alot of familliar names made some pretty important speeches in the halls of Cooper.

23 posted on 09/21/2006 7:55:36 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity.)
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To: pepperdog
The ROT from within.

The infiltration and subversion of our higher educational
system.

The graduates will go on to run corporate / Industrial America into the ground.
24 posted on 09/21/2006 7:56:26 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Eastbound

Yep... And the laws don't protect even carriers of diplomatic passports from engaging in our domestic political discourse on our own soil. What Chavez is doing amounts to a form of espionage by a foreign agent.

If he and the others like him weren't bobble heads they'd probably be more dangerous. But all they're doing is whipping up a frenzy in the traitors in our midst, making them even far less attractive to the average American voter, which is doing us a favor in the long run.

The funniest part is that they actually think they're advancing their agenda.


25 posted on 09/21/2006 7:59:22 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: DaveTesla

Yes.


26 posted on 09/21/2006 7:59:31 PM PDT by pepperdog
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To: DaveTesla
Many Cooper Union lectures are open to all. It sounds like this one was, too. Here's a blog entry from the type of lefty who attended. They were not all students. There were even some Hassidic Jews in the audience, for some reason. Chavez used them as a prop to claim that he had Jewish friends but was against Israeli aggression.

Moonbat Harry Belafonte introduced Chavez, for what it's worth.
27 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:48 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: DaveTesla
"intelligent president."

A president that will privatize public corporations, redistribute the wealth, promote minority rule, tax churches, establish public domain to private property, disenfranchise and/or imprison political foes, and bring us to a form of egalitarian government reminiscent of the dark ages.

Chavez can always finance his Marxist government from the country's mineral reserves. Its not not that easy for most other countries it not that easy. He knows this and see them as houses of cards that be pulled down by economic failure. And he also knows if enough incompetent people get to office, America is headed for a collapse. He can say what he wants about George Bush, but he will never admit that he really knows that he is a righteous, intelligent, strong leader and servant to his people. That's fine Hugo, in six weeks the people you pandered this week will have forgotten your name.

28 posted on 09/21/2006 8:04:58 PM PDT by oyez ( The older I get, the better I was.)
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To: DaveTesla
[After a UN speech in which he called US President Bush "Satan," Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez got a standing ovation with another anti-Bush speech at a New York college. ]

Another lost opportunity.

Target-rich environment.

29 posted on 09/21/2006 8:07:36 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Democrats. French, but more cowardly.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

"I'm tried of this idiot. The people of his country need to revolt."

The people of THIS country (USA) need to revolt over this incident. Who allowed this POS to enter the US? Who okayed him to extend his stay and preach terrorism and hatred while defaming our great country?

We have missed a great opportunity to take this guy out. Then again that would make him a martyr. Oh well....pandering to an admitted and self-proclaimed enemy of the U.S. is an act of treason at the highest levels.

What has happened to my country?


30 posted on 09/21/2006 8:08:49 PM PDT by panaxanax
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To: conservative in nyc

"Moonbat Harry Belafonte introduced Chavez, for what it's worth."

Chavez's girlfriend Glover will be upset.


31 posted on 09/21/2006 8:09:10 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: DaveTesla

The college was Cooper Union, and I will have nothing to do with it, its students, its professors, or its alumni.


32 posted on 09/21/2006 8:09:56 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: coconutt2000
I think the school meant well. Bring in Chavez and let him give his idiotic speech so he can be shown as has. They didn't count on the audience being more idiotic an he.
33 posted on 09/21/2006 8:10:33 PM PDT by oyez ( The older I get, the better I was.)
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To: SeaBiscuit
My guess is that the Hasidim were members of a fringe group that are against the creation of the state of Israel. They were making the rounds here today, and were also seen with Ahmadinejad (who apparently hasn't gone home yet).
34 posted on 09/21/2006 8:11:40 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: panaxanax
The people of THIS country (USA) need to revolt over this incident. Who allowed this POS to enter the US? Who okayed him to extend his stay and preach terrorism and hatred while defaming our great country?

We probably have to let these cretins into the country to address the U.N. General Assembly. We probably don't have to let them speak elsewhere if we didn't want to. But if we silenced our critics by stopping them from giving speeches, we'd open ourselves up to a charge of hypocrisy on the freedom of speech front.
35 posted on 09/21/2006 8:16:01 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: DaveTesla

This is the Left. It is anti-American. The Democrat Party is its Political Machine. The "Mainstream Newsmedia" is its Propaganda Machine.


36 posted on 09/21/2006 8:16:27 PM PDT by Savage Beast ( 9/11 was never repeated thanks to President George W. Bush.)
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To: panaxanax
What has happened to my country?

Our country is doing what it is supposed to do, and what Chavez and Casto's countries do not allow: Free speech. Even speech that criticizes government and its leaders. Not to say I agree with it. In fact, Chavez looks and sounds rather stupid hmself. We'll be the judge of whether his words are true or not.

37 posted on 09/21/2006 8:16:37 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: conservative in nyc
The irony is that the speakers would never allow that in their own countries.
38 posted on 09/21/2006 8:18:00 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: DaveTesla

Just read that Cooper Union is an "engineering school"...Social Engineering I'm guessing. Why are they receiving Pell Grants while allowing enemies of our country to spout their propaganda? You are correct, the enemy is within.


39 posted on 09/21/2006 8:18:40 PM PDT by 444Flyer (B.S. by any other name is still B.S.)
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To: SeaBiscuit
The irony is that the speakers would never allow that in their own countries.

And that's exactly the point.
40 posted on 09/21/2006 8:18:57 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: conservative in nyc
We have allowed them to be hypocrites. ;-)
41 posted on 09/21/2006 8:20:59 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: conservative in nyc

Chavez and guests attended by invitation only.


42 posted on 09/21/2006 8:23:27 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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Why did they let him into this Baptist church after what he did? He goes on to repeat it there too:

NEW YORK — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, appearing Thursday at a Harlem Church for an oil-for-poor event, repeated his 'devil' reference hurled a day earlier at President Bush during a speech at the United Nations.

"They told me that I should be careful after I called him the devil — and I think he is the devil — because he might kill me" Chavez told a crowd packed into the Mount Olivet Baptist Church in Harlem.

"But, I place myself in the hands of God," he said.

Chavez Repeats Devil Comment at Harlem Event

Communist propaganda infiltrating our schools and churches?

43 posted on 09/21/2006 8:24:20 PM PDT by FJ290
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To: conservative in nyc
Why not let them speak somewhere else.
Go rent a speaking hall.
(Perhaps a garbage barge.)

I have no desire to silence them.
Why prop them up as good (little commie) role models to our youth at our universities.

Because they are teaching the students to hate and destroy America, thats why.
44 posted on 09/21/2006 8:28:50 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: FJ290

The man only says these things to get attention, which he craves more than anything.


45 posted on 09/21/2006 8:29:16 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: DaveTesla

Most likely faculty! Cuba, Venezuala and Universities are the only places that still believe in Communism.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


46 posted on 09/21/2006 8:32:35 PM PDT by bray (Voting for the Rats is a Deathwish)
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To: FJ290
"Harlem Church"

Yeah, good name for a church run and financed by the World Council on Churches and the U.N.
Remember Clinton's speeches there?
That's no church. Thats just the U.N. Following Hegel's plan.
47 posted on 09/21/2006 8:33:05 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Sam Cree

Cooper Union has not charged tuition in my memory. It was, and is I believe, an excellent school of engineering and architecture. It may heve incorporated the arts asplaces like Parsons School and the New School have also done. I believe the funding is privately endowed. It was at The Coope Union that Abraham Licoln made his most famous pre presidency speech. I guess the standards in oratorical guests have fallen quite a bit since 1860.


48 posted on 09/21/2006 8:36:53 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: conservative in nyc

How sad......then as a private funded school they have some weird priorities.....I'll have to see if I can figure out who's behind them.


49 posted on 09/21/2006 8:41:12 PM PDT by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: conservative in nyc
From the Lefty moron's blog:

Among the other miscellaneous themes addressed by Chavez that I jotted down on my notepad:

- Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation

- Afro Venezuelans

- Noted political writer Noam Chomsky, whose latest book talks about how U.S. dominance could give rise to the extinction of the human race

- Noted American author Mark Twain, who espoused anti imperialist politics

- astronomy and the planet Mars, advances in NASA technology and his own ponderings of the universe and Big Bang theory

- Chavez's own global travels throughout Africa, Portugal, Spain, and South America

- Peter Cooper and the importance of Cooper Union as an educational institution (this fed into a wider discussion of educational advances in Venezuela and Simon Rodriguez, Simon Bolivar's tutor)

- structural reform of the United Nations

- U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who was killed by the American right wing

- Martin Luther King, who would have been U.S. president if he had not been assassinated

He left the speech before he could hear Chavez proclaim his desire to visit Louis Farrakhan's Mother Ship in outer space and his intention to have plastic surgery to make him look like his idol Mao Tse Tung.

50 posted on 09/21/2006 8:43:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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