Skip to comments.Students Reject Honor to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' Hero (Col. Greg "Pappy" Boyington)
Posted on 02/14/2006 9:56:57 AM PST by Littlejon
Member of Marines not 'sort of person UW wanted to produce'
The University of Washington's student senate rejected a memorial for alumnus Gregory "Pappy" Boyington of "Black Sheep Squadron" fame amid concerns a military hero who shot down enemy planes was not the right kind of person to represent the school.
Student senator Jill Edwards, according to minutes of the student government's meeting last week, said she "didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce."
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Hey Legs, are you up for a little close combat?
Just fine, I imagine....
Folks without principal, pride, character or commitment to the IDEALS of this republic -- are very "malleable"...
Like lead -- they have been hammered into the leftist mold..
Like lead -- they will take any shape "necessary".
Hell, most of these gals and girlyboys may enjoy being comfort whores for an invading Army - it might possibly be the first time most of them had sex with a winner..
Every college or university I ever attended had a student government and college newspaper far far far left. At Purdue I suspect Bush easily won the votes of the general student population yet the Student Government sounded like it represented Burkley in the 1960's.
In which case, I'm not sure I believe that Student senator Jill Edwards is an example of the sort of person UW should produce.
Miss April ?? BARF !!
More like MISS CARRIAGE
"Miss April"--well, I don't think "Sports Illustrated" needs to worry about the competition.
Hey - Idaho wouldn't have her.
I wonder how one becomes a military hero without, in one way or another, killing the enemy.
"(I) didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce..."
...owes her liberties and her freedom to the brave men and women of the United States Military. She is beyond contempt for making such a statement.
God bless the male student population at UW if she was Miss April. Man. That is just sad.
You have to expect this from the Commie wannabes, drug addicts, homosexuals, cross dressers and pedophiles at UW. These maggots are so braindead that they don't even have a clue who Boyington is.
Say, Student Senator Jill, did you bother to ask the student body -- whom you supposedly represent in that democratic organization -- what they think about the memorial...or is this your fiat, thrust upon them from your dictatorial throne?
Yep, put it to a student vote, you chirping little bird.
Whatever happened to your slogan: "I WANT MY DEMOCRACY NOW!!!"
I see lamposts in the future if this crap is not rolled back.
Nothing but a rich little white girl sucking up to minorities to be popular.
I can hardly read this. Beyond disgusting and hateful.
I'm impressed. It normally takes a whole committee of Ivy-League PhD's to bescumber us with something this profoundly asinine. She has managed to do it all by her precious little self.
Someone should ask those students if they speak Japanese. After they reply 'no', tell them to thank Boyington.
And by that, I mean 90 pt. bold type OUTRAGE. And by that, I mean these college pukes don't deserve their education. They don't deserve their freedoms. They don't deserve their pampered, spoiled, safe and peaceful lives. They deserve the kind of existence that can only be found in a third-world, dictatorial regime - like Iraq under Saddam - where people were lowered feet-first into plastic shredders for the amusement of sadists.
If Jill Edwards has parents, they should be ashamed of the very lousy job they did raising their idiot daughter.
Wow, you weren't kidding. There is even a seat on the Senate set aside for "Voices for Planned Parenthood".
"Tell me, do I look flat in this dress?" -- Rachel Corrie
I had the honor of meeting Col. Boyington at Fullerton Airport where he was autographing books.
Jill Edwards must be related to Blake Edwards of Pink Panther fame...
They are probably right. A more apt hero at this school would be Pvt Eddie Slovik.
Tyrants across the globe are undoubtedly laughing at how they have transformed a nation of Free riflemen into a nation of selfish weaklings. All without firing a shot.
That's the bad news.
The good news is there are still enough riflemen left here to ruin the day of any would-be tyrant.
I hope so, but I fear we will pay a high price.
OK now that has to go down inmmy books as yer best post of the year rat !
Damn funny & True !
IMHO Pappy's deserves a better place than that den of socialist shit 'n shineola called a "skuol"........
Stay safe !
I forgot to add....
Still looking forward to having drinks and a meal with you...
Anywhere within a couple hundred miles of SJ is okay with me.
Well stated as to diminishing the school and not Pappy.....
I should be back around late May or early June for a trip to LLNL.....will make a point of breakin bread with ya this time if your home !
Stay safe RR !
That time frame should work for me....
Based on what I know today...
Boortz has a piece on this up today:
Here is Boortz's excellent piece...
HE FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY ... BUT HE'S NOT WORTHY.
His name was Gregory Boyington. Some called him "Pappy." He served as a combat pilot in World War II with the 1st Squadron, American Volunteer Group. This squadron was known as the Flying Tigers of China. Boyington later served as a combat pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps. He commanded Marine Fighting Squadron 214. Perhaps you've heard of this squadron. It was called the Black Sheep Squadron and was later featured in a TV series called "Baa Baa, Black Sheep." Boyington shot down 26 Japanese aircraft while serving in the Pacific. He was later shot down and spent 20 months in a Japanese POW camp. For those of you who aren't up to par on World War II history, Japanese POW camps were not happy places. Torture .. .and we mean real torture, not stripping them naked and taking snapshots. After the war Pappy Boyington was awarded the Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor. He died in 1988. You can visit his grave in Arlington National Cemetery.
Education? Oh yes! Almost forgot! Pappy Boyington was a graduate of the University of Washington. Just recently the idea of erecting a memorial to this Medal of Honor winner at the University of Washington made its way to the student senate. Here you have an alumnus who served in World War II. was captured and held, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. Perhaps some sort of monument would be a good idea!
Well .. not to Jill Edwards. Thanks to the folks at WorldNetDaily we can show you a copy of the minutes of a meeting of the student senate at the University of Washington. Under old business there was a discussion of a resolution calling for a tribute to Pappy Boyington. Student senate member Jill Edwards immediately moved to table the resolution. She wanted other issues to be considered. Another member said that the issue was at the top of the agenda and should be dealt with. Jill's motion failed, but she wasn't through. There was then some discussion on why Andrew Everett, another student senate member, wanted the memorial. Everett responded that Colonel Boyington "had many of the qualities the University of Washington hoped to produce in its students." Well, I guess that might be true, if leadership and courage are considered to be good qualities. Anyway ... that's when Jill Edwards spoke up and showed her true colors. She questioned whether it was appropriate to honor a person who killed other people. Then the lovely Jill Edwards said that a member of the Marine Corps was not an example of the sort of person the University of Washington wanted to produce.
Shall I repeat that? Jill Edwards, a Junior in Mathematics at the University of Washington, says that a U.S. Marine is not the example of the sort of person that the University of Washington wants to produce. Let's let this sink in. To all of you men and women out there who have served with pride in the United States Marine Corps; to those of you who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East, Jill Edwards, student senate member at the University of Washington, thinks that you are unworthy to be graduates of the University of Washington. My father was a Marine. He's buried in the National Cemetery at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas beneath a grave market that reads "Neal A Boortz, Sr. Lt. Col. USMC. World War II, Korea, Vietnam." Therefore, I think that Jill Edwards is an ignorant fool. I would submit that Jill Edwards is am embarrassment to the University of Washington. With her mathematics degree and her leftist outlook on life my guess is that she'll end up being a teacher in a government school. Oh goody.
By the way .. there's at least one more moonbat on the U of W student senate. Her name is Ashley Miller. Ashley says that there are already enough monuments at UW commemorating "rich white men." Well .. I guess you have to get that wealth-envy stuff in there somewhere.
Don't you just love these young people? They're so much fun to watch during those magic years when they know everything and when they have all of the answers to every problem facing mankind. As I said the other day, we should take 100 volunteer members of university student senates from across the country --- and let's make sure Jill Edwards is one of them --- and give them a country to run for four years. Haiti would do just fine.
Why don't we make this a circular thread loop?
"enough monuments at UW commemorating "rich white men.""
Yes, and it will take 100 years or so for them to equalize that w/other special groups - esp. those from amongst UWA alumni!
While I never killed anyone during my service, if I did - I would never call that act evil!
"Warriors are not meant to be the gentlemen sweet little old ladies invite to sit on the porch in Charleston and sip Mint Juleps"
Generals Lee and Jackson and Longstreet would take issue w/that...(as do I!)
If the University of Washington doesn't see fit to honor one of its alumni, a Medal of Honor winner and National Hero, then they should not receive any Federal Funding Whatsoever, even if it means losing the ROTC units there. Not one dime of my tax dollars show go to this institution of lower living.
But alas, the White House and Congress are too Cowardly and/or Lazy to ever give the thought of withholding Federal Funds to any anti-american institutions much thought.
Just the thought of watching at least half of these tenured, commie, half wit professors laid off and forced to find a real job would make all the handwringing worth it.
I would laugh my head off if the President and Congress ever found the Courage to actually just propose that Federal Funds be withheld from these types of "Educational Institutions". The Commies would be seen jumping off their Dorm Roofs.
No problem. It's not just "the South", tho - warriors do not have to be mere aggressive brutes. In fact, better they aren't - you can't control them, and that means nothing but a bitter & brutal society. (Hhmm, that's just like what we say about police dogs - you can't have a "mean" dog, they are out of control and nothing more than beasts; the best warrior dogs are bold but stable and controllable.)
Corrie actually graduated from Evergreen College, which is actually even further to the left than UW. Evergreen even has a piece of quad named "Red Square."
Dumb moonbats never learn. I have figured that out. The only way to get rid of this insanity is to get conservatives elected to student government. We did it here at UW madison.
Which UW is further left? Washington or Wisconsin?
We had a Rachel Corrie want a bee go here to UW madison a few years ago, she got arrested on the West Bank trying to get to Hamas members.