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College Group Pushes Back Against Palin Speech
Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2010

Posted on 03/30/2010 10:05:01 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SACRAMENTO (AP) ― The California State University, Stanislaus campus is in an uproar over Sarah Palin's scheduled visit to the school's 50th anniversary celebration.

Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, is scheduled to headline a black-tie fundraiser on campus in June.

But a student group is organizing a protest and its own event in response.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs13.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; brownshirts; democrats; education; freespeech; getpalin; leftwingextremism; liberalfascism; liberalhate; liberals; palin; palinbashing; reload; sarahpalin; waronsarah

1 posted on 03/30/2010 10:05:02 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, isn’t that special.


2 posted on 03/30/2010 10:07:11 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My mother always said we needed a few more Kent States back in the day. Not saying I agree with her, just saying.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 10:08:45 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I was in college I enjoyed it when prominent liberals came and always afforded them the respect of allowing them to voice their opinions without any of the obnoxiousness you see from the left whenever a conservative speaks.

I don’t understand these liberals who proclaim themselves to be so open-minded but fight against speech. Personally I like to hear from those with whom I have disagreements because it forces me to grapple with their opinions which in turn can help make mine stronger and better reasoned. Heck a persuasive argument can make me reconsider my opinion. Perhaps thats what they are afraid of. They fear that Palin will make arguments that they cannot refute.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:14 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Brainless twits; they won’t be adult human beings until they’ve been out in the real world for a while and seen a thing or two.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 10:10:38 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Free advertising by AP for the anti Palin event. Hardly newsworthy before the fact.


6 posted on 03/30/2010 10:11:56 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yee Heeeeee Heeeeeeeee! Has problems! PDS?


7 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:08 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The effing libs lie awake at night devising evil!


8 posted on 03/30/2010 10:12:12 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yee is organizing this attack on Free Speech...and he wants to get elected to something? Well, it IS california, so he’ll probably win.


9 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:45 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Pushes back" makes it sound as though someone attacked them. How about College group attempts to stifle an opposing point of view?

Leftie media - lying clowns & buffoons.

10 posted on 03/30/2010 10:14:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: DemonDeac

“I don’t understand these liberals who proclaim themselves to be so open-minded....”

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Today’s “liberals” are more like communists who know that the practice of free speech will only expose their deceitful objectives to the public.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 10:15:57 AM PDT by 353FMG (What else can Islam possibly contribute to the West other than its destruction?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"College Group Pushes Back Against Palin Speech

Doesn't "push back" imply that someone has "pushed first"?

Has Palin "pushed" anyone at this liberal mecca?

When are the college Deans going to step in and declare this infraction of free speech to be a crime, and toss the perps out of the school until they grow up.

Oops...I forgot, most of the deans at these liberal strongholds haven't grown up either, or, developed any integrity.
12 posted on 03/30/2010 10:17:23 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No free speech for you!


13 posted on 03/30/2010 10:24:08 AM PDT by TheDon ("Citizen" of Kalifornia, USSA)
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To: FrankR

It’s amazing to think that these colleges are supposed to be places of free speech and free inquiry.

They celebrate artistic freedom with an obscene play (The Vagina Monologues). They celebrate leftist speakers. They celebrate leftist ideas. But they try to censor and shut down any conservative ideas or thoughts.

What does that tell us about their committments to the concept of freedom of speech and free inquiry?

If Sarah Palin is so full of it, they should be able to pick apart her arguments piece by piece. They could have Sarah on the ropes (figuratively speaking) in a Q and A session, if they have the answers to the opinions which Sarah will express.

But instead of any challenges to leftist orthodoxy, they want to just shut down debate. Hmmmm...............


14 posted on 03/30/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FrankR; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

If anyone on this earth expects and awaits action by any college dean or president, then I hope they have large stocks of provisions to sustain their wait.
If anyone on this earth expects and awaits civilized action by the STUDENT BODY of our liberal colleges then good luck.
If anyone is familiar with the historical definition of STUDENT, they will know that be a STUDENT, one acknowledges that one DOES NOT KNOW and is seeking to KNOW.
These twerps do not know..neither do they wish to know.
Personally, I believe they have wonderful grounds for a Class Action Suit to obtain a full tuition refund plus damages.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 10:25:19 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t like her speech; don’t go. Screw these totalitarian college punks...


16 posted on 03/30/2010 10:25:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: FrankR

Exactly.
That is the real story here-The media treatment,spin and headline bias.
That someone expressing their ideas in a speech invites and necessitates “pushback”.


17 posted on 03/30/2010 10:26:08 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Non-violent protests and a competing event are fine. Demanding that the college rescind Palin’s invitation is not. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.


18 posted on 03/30/2010 10:27:37 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like Sarah's about to get the "Ann Coulter" treatment. No doubt, there will be a band of about 200 "committed" student "activists" (read, fellow-travellers who borrowed student IDs from real students) who will start threatening imminent violence against persons and property, and the speech will be shut down "for the public's safety" by the "benevolent" fascists in charge of the university.

Obama
19 posted on 03/30/2010 10:28:09 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Leland Yee (G) San Francisco


20 posted on 03/30/2010 10:31:14 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: DemonDeac

Simple, Liberalism is a mental disorder!


21 posted on 03/30/2010 10:31:35 AM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Oceander

Why do liberals always want strong women to shut up?


22 posted on 03/30/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT by stevestras
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Typical fascist lefties.


23 posted on 03/30/2010 10:32:33 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The real story is that the foundation that is presenting Palin is doing it as a fundraiser for student loans and scholarships. Yee is upset because he was too dumb to present the legislation package that would allow inspection of the fees paid to speakers by private foundations that he is now calling for. And he didn’t volunteer any of his campaign funds to replace the raised funds if the event is canceled. I’m not sure if that makes him an imbecile or a moron.

I didn’t catch any word that the ‘student’ sponsored event would provide any student funding as a result of its protest. They must be teaching How to Cut Your Own Throats 101 at CSU - Stanislus


24 posted on 03/30/2010 10:54:38 AM PDT by RideForever
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“College group pushes back”- against what? Free speech?


25 posted on 03/30/2010 10:56:37 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

My mother always said we needed a few more Kent States back in the day. Not saying I agree with her, just saying.

That’s harsh!!

But I appreciate her point that if these nitwits felt a few more billy clubs, rubber bullets and jail cell beds, they would not so easily fall in line with the instructions from their Communist Agitators (who are always watching from quite a distance away, through strong binoculars)


26 posted on 03/30/2010 10:58:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Are they any big, beefy Republicans that attent that school that can stand in front of the doors and do nothing but look menacing? Not the same as attempting to scare away people from voting like libs do, ya know!


27 posted on 03/30/2010 11:05:41 AM PDT by jeffc (I now live in National Socialist America)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege; onyx

*ping*


28 posted on 03/30/2010 11:08:41 AM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Being led and/or supported by the campus Ron Paul club, no doubt.


29 posted on 03/30/2010 11:10:17 AM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they hurry up, maybe they could book Chavez?


30 posted on 03/30/2010 11:27:36 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I read the story three times trying to find the name of the “student group” which is protesting. Couldn’t find it.

- JP


31 posted on 03/30/2010 11:35:48 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would a leftist group “push back” against one of their own? She’s a RINO, don’t ya know. (/sarc)


32 posted on 03/30/2010 11:36:21 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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To: Jack Hammer

“they won’t be adult human beings until they’ve been out in the real world for a while and seen a thing or two.”

And paid for their own health insurance. (That brings up a question for me: If a “kid” age 26 or under doesn’t have insurance, who gets fined by the IRS, the kid or the parents, or the parent’s employer?)


33 posted on 03/30/2010 11:37:16 AM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe the students can invite the more mature and reasonable Rev. Al Sharpton at some future date


34 posted on 03/30/2010 11:42:34 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1st Amendment for me, but not for thee!!!!! Brainwashed ignorant college students.


35 posted on 03/30/2010 11:43:25 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The more angry a politician makes the lefties, the more I respect that politician.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 11:50:43 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: DesertSapper

Palin is not without faults, but by golly she does know how to make all the appropriate enemies.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 11:58:34 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi Tio es infermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These students have been educated to be nice little Fascists who are only interested in watching your demise and have no empathy whatsoever for who they consider the enemy, which is everybody on our side.


38 posted on 03/30/2010 12:36:32 PM PDT by techno
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To: Jack Hammer

They like power! They like force!
They are back ends of a horse!


39 posted on 03/30/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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