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Wounded Iraq Vet Gets Heckled During Columbia University Speech
fox ^ | 2/20/11 | New York Post

Posted on 02/20/2011 1:15:58 PM PST by Nachum

Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: columbiau; heckled; iraq; leftistscum; scumbaglefties; vet; wounded

1 posted on 02/20/2011 1:16:03 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Why do these things always seem to happen 500 miles away?I would welcome the chance to be present when some hairhead calls a wounded/recovering Marine a racist.


2 posted on 02/20/2011 1:21:13 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum

It ticks me off that those little nards have the RIGHT TO VOTE. You should be 25 or in the military to be a VOTER!!!!!!!!! [or a landowner]
Those selfish children cancel out my vote.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 1:22:26 PM PST by barbarianbabs
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To: Nachum

Is columbia the place where they make hissing noises during your speach if they disagree with you?


4 posted on 02/20/2011 1:23:54 PM PST by Mr. K (Job #1 is to DEFUND THE LEFT~!!!!)
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To: Nachum
If I was attending or paying for my kid to attend Columbia, I'd be transferring right about now.

What does it take to embarrass the education staff there? Did they intervene?

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Useful idiots (pssst...it's a volunteer military. Nobody is forcing you to join.)


5 posted on 02/20/2011 1:28:14 PM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum
From the article,

Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.

Disgusting.
6 posted on 02/20/2011 1:28:50 PM PST by Girlene
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

How disgusting! (Yet not surprising)

7 posted on 02/20/2011 1:30:12 PM PST by nutmeg (God bless Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin)
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To: Nachum

Ahhh... At least some people were embarrassed


Faculty members are divided.

“Universities should not be involved in military activities,” Sociology Professor Emeritus Herbert Gans told The Post. “Columbia should come out against spending $300 billion a year on unnecessary wars.”

A group of 34 faculty colleagues, including historian Kenneth Jackson and former Bloomberg adviser Esther Fuchs, plan to announce their support of ROTC tomorrow.

José Robledo, 30, a Columbia student who commutes to Fordham University for ROTC coursework, said he found the treatment of Maschek abhorrent.

“The anti-ROTC side has been disrespectful and loud. They hiss and they jeer,” he said. “It’s been to the detriment of the argument.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/hero_unwelcome_Zi3u1fwtRpo87vXAiAQfSN#ixzz1EXKvJrif


8 posted on 02/20/2011 1:30:15 PM PST by hattend (Obama got his 3am call about Egypt. The call went right to the answering machine.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Girlene

I thought that now that we let Fugepac*ers serve that would convince the Schools to restart ROTC. It appears that they are now trying to say the Military preys on the poor. How many poor atColombia?


9 posted on 02/20/2011 1:33:42 PM PST by mortal19440
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To: Nachum
"Transpeople are part of the Columbia community," said senior Sean Udell at the meeting, referring to the military's current ban on transgender soldiers.

So first it was DADT that was the issue for Columbia to not have ROTC on campus, now it a lack of "transpeople" allowed in the military???

Seriously you cannot make this chit up

Personally, I did not know their was such a thing as "transpeople" Either you have a set or you don't.

10 posted on 02/20/2011 1:37:30 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Nachum

Racist for not having trannies in the military?? Oy vey.

I wonder, when Obama was a student there, if he would have been among the hecklers. I’m thinkin’ yes. And now he is the LEADER of our great military.


11 posted on 02/20/2011 1:43:59 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Nachum
"War is a terrible thing, but not the most terrible of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill

These "students" are the miserable creatures John Stuart Mill aptly describes.

12 posted on 02/20/2011 1:44:36 PM PST by NYFreeper
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To: Nachum
Others hissed and booed the veteran.

A pox on all their houses.

13 posted on 02/20/2011 1:51:09 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: Nachum

Ignorant punks whom would be served well by the harsh realities of a tyrannical state.

Thank you for your service, Anthony Maschek. We are proud of you!


14 posted on 02/20/2011 1:58:12 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum

This shite boils my blood. This soldier is a hero, and he is being heckled by a bunch of spoiled know-it-all commie punks. Columbia should be ashamed.


15 posted on 02/20/2011 2:12:58 PM PST by GnL
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To: Nachum

“Oh, So you graduated from Columbia? Sorry, no openings meet our criteria from that school”


16 posted on 02/20/2011 2:16:07 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Nachum; BIGLOOK

Good thing I wasn’t there..
I’d have done some ass kicking and ended up in jail.


17 posted on 02/20/2011 2:18:53 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Nachum

The professors at these colleges, and the parents of these students, should also be ashamed for instilling these kinds of values. I say that about the students who were booing the veteran. The one who blurted out “racist!” was probably just an average liberal. They have to accuse someone of being racist about once a day just because.


18 posted on 02/20/2011 2:20:48 PM PST by DeskCaptain
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To: Nachum

Dear Congressman_______________,

In light of the anti-American culture manifested at Colombia University against a brave wounded soldier, I am asking you to propose a bill that withdraws all federal grant money to Colombia and similar universities that bar ROTC programs, or otherwise creates an anti-US culture.

Soldiers should not be forced to bleed for these worthless people, neither the taxpayer should be forced to pay for their miseducation.

Your constituent.


19 posted on 02/20/2011 2:25:32 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Nachum

Too bad we don’t have Press Gangs who can round up these leftist idiots and have them wake up in Afghanistan tomorrow.


20 posted on 02/20/2011 2:33:24 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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To: Nachum

An outrage but sadly, not that surprising when it occurs at a pricey university that teaches students to despise their country and celebrate sexual perversity. Take the typical entitlement mentality and inherent narcissism most college-age students possess and you have a bunch of ignorant, self-absorbed fools booing a military hero and calling him ‘racist’ because he made a brave attempt to defend the military to these worthless idiots, most of whom think a hangnail is a wound and so, cannot relate to moral and physical courage of a hero such as Anthony Maschek. Their loss - but still galling to learn about and chilling for it’s implications for our nations future.


21 posted on 02/20/2011 3:16:36 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Nachum
Columbia has been acting as an anti-American beachhead for at least a century. Columia delende est!
22 posted on 02/20/2011 3:22:40 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Nachum. That's defamation, he really, really needs to sue their ignorant little faces off.
"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

23 posted on 02/20/2011 5:13:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Nachum

Ah yes that’s the same university who invited and gave aid to the Marxist who were booted from Germany and came here in the 1930’s http://www.academia.org/the-origins-of-political-correctness/


24 posted on 02/20/2011 5:19:05 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: nutmeg

Listened last night online to Mancow to what had happened, it truly was disgusting.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 3:17:27 AM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: Nachum

Are we really surprised to hear of such treachery at Columbia? Columbia was the very heart of sedition against the U.S. during Vietnam. It was at that time that ROTC was first targeted and banned from the campus. It was then that the “New Left” commies and Maoists flew the VC flag as a “protest” of U.S. “imperialism. Since that time, the Left has conducted its “long march” through the educational institutions of America. The college of Education at Columbia is one of the most “prestigious” in the country. Obama is a Columbia alum. Bill Ayers went to Columbia Teacher’s College back in 1984; having traded bombing police stations, tacking judges hostage, robbing banks, and killing cops as a Weather Underground terrorist, for a career as a “professor of education”. He recently retired as a tenured professor from the University of Illinois (Chicago). I confronted a professor last year in grad school over listing an Ayers book as required reading in the class. Recall also that Columbia President Bollinger was the jerk who invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian “President” and infamous Holocaust denier, as a guest speaker while he was in NYC to visit that other stellar institution, the UN. Isn’t that nice, vicious tyrants are welcome...while American heroes are persona non grata! The university claims that the current ban stems from the don’t ask don’t tell policy and that they can’t reinstate ROTC even though the Pentagon has changed their policy because...get this...the military still makes no allowance for TRANSGENDER personnel. Oy! Would Columbia have the US military populated by real life corporal Klingers standing guard in wigs and pumps? The saddest part of this story is that what you see at Columbia has spread throughout ALL of academia.


26 posted on 02/21/2011 3:20:34 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Nachum

Columbia U has long been am absolute cesspool.


27 posted on 02/22/2011 5:42:34 AM PST by Amagi (ObamaCare's proposed tax on Tanning Salons is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: Amagi

1- You might want to examine the ethnic demographics of Columbia, half are foreign and most of the rest are US minorities. Few average Americans (the ones that enlist) are not ever given admission.

2- Most graduates from Columbia will never serve except on Wall St.

3- Their perceived job is making money not defending the USA.

4- A disproportionate number of bankers who robbed taxpayers blind probably came from Ivy League and Columbia and Harvard.

5- An equally disproportionate number from Columbia have never ever served in any capacity in our military. Their self proclaimed mission is about stealing our taxes using Geithner and the Fed.


28 posted on 02/22/2011 3:11:08 PM PST by apoliticalone (Conservatism is about the USA, not the international corporations and bankers)
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To: apoliticalone
Amen to that.

I'm told that some of the earliest Viet Nam war era riot/protests occurred at Columbia.

29 posted on 02/22/2011 3:16:44 PM PST by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: Conservative4Ever

bttt


30 posted on 02/24/2011 11:46:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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