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Old feud rears its head at Trinity (Ward Churchill Strikes in San Antonio)
mysanantonio.com ^ | 11-2-11 | Melissa Ludwig

Posted on 11/06/2011 5:57:23 PM PST by genetic homophobe

Ward Churchill, a controversial activist for academic freedom, at a speech at Trinity University on Tuesday accused the university's president, Dennis Ahlburg, of a smear campaign against him some years ago in Colorado.

He also invoked the Hitler salute of “Sieg Heil” to Ahlburg's wife, Penelope Harley, as she stormed out of the auditorium after defending her husband in front of the audience of students and faculty.

“This personal vindictiveness in an institution that has welcomed you ... I find very, very hard to listen to. And quite frankly, pretty darn insulting,” said Harley, before leaving for her son's soccer match.

Ahlburg was in New York, but was reached by phone later.

“He comes in and insults me in my absence... and screams ‘Sieg Heil' at my wife?” Ahlburg said. “This is a champion for free speech that America does not need. The only speech he wants to hear is his own voice.”

David Spener, a professor of sociology and anthropology, invited Churchill to speak as part of a program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Known for his inflammatory rhetoric, Churchill wrote that the attacks were justified by U.S. sanctions in the Middle East, and called the World Trade Center workers “little Eichmanns” who “formed a technocratic corps at the very heart of America's global financial empire.”

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/education/article/Old-feud-rears-its-head-at-Trinity-2247806.php#ixzz1cyn0Ia4e

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: davidspener; sanantonio; texas; trinityuniversity; wardchurchill
OK, our son goes to this school, the main problem we have is the "president", who's whining about the treatment he (and his wife) got from this scum, said inviting (read PAYING) Churchill was a bad idea, but in the name of free speech invited him anyway. Hey I got an idea: $40gs plus to send a kid to your school, you're the president, BE THE G^%$DA*& PRESIDENT! Say "No, Ward Churchill is not even welcome on campus, much less are we gonna pay him to agitate our students who's parents are paying out the a$% to send them here". I know. Good luck with all that. They are all fortresses of the left masquerading as universities. Then the phone will ring, they'll ask if they can count on us to give a little extra...
1 posted on 11/06/2011 5:57:27 PM PST by genetic homophobe
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To: genetic homophobe

I went there as well and I want to know what the hell my donations are going to if they invite Churchill to speak there.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 6:01:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: genetic homophobe

“controversial activist for academic freedom”

VOMIT. What a huge lie.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 6:01:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: genetic homophobe

“controversial activist for academic freedom” my eye. The guy’s a charletan


4 posted on 11/06/2011 6:01:48 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mnehring

I still don’t understand why people donate to colleges these days.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 6:02:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Really. The exorbitant “tuition” should cover everything and more. When I went to school it was $750 a semester.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 6:05:41 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: genetic homophobe; mnehring

My brother went to Trinity in the 80s, and it appears to have turned a normal, reasonably intelligient human being into a reflexive liberal....the usual stuff: global warming, antiChristian, Obama voter, OWS, evil Koch brothers, etc. I am sure that it is much more rabidly left now than it was then.

Not worth $40k. Not worth a dime.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 6:11:19 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: genetic homophobe

Huh. I didn’t know that old queen was still prancing around. Why is that so many transsexuals think they have right to behave badly?


8 posted on 11/06/2011 6:11:23 PM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: george76; genetic homophobe

Ping to Ward Churchill: Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art.

Despicable!!


9 posted on 11/06/2011 6:15:37 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: genetic homophobe

I thought Trinity was a Christian school.


10 posted on 11/06/2011 6:17:40 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross

It is. Presbyterian.


12 posted on 11/06/2011 6:27:38 PM PST by ngat
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To: genetic homophobe

I would invite a skunk before I would invite Ward Churchill to any gathering other than OWS.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 6:33:17 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: yldstrk

There are hundreds/thousands of lib academicians who desperately want to make a name for themselves. Their teachings and academic output are practically worthless. But even though they have sinecures in our country’s colleges, they still want to be famous. Although they only deserve obscurity, they will do or say anything to get attention. Churchill is one of the worst, but there are plenty more where he came from.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 6:35:02 PM PST by driftless2
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To: genetic homophobe

It is considered common courtesy to scrape any Ward Churchill off your boots before entering public places or private residences!


15 posted on 11/06/2011 6:35:47 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: driftless2

bunch of pompous idiots


16 posted on 11/06/2011 6:38:27 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“I would invite a skunk before I would invite Ward Churchill...”

That isn’t very nice. Skunks are noble creatures who emit a foul odor. That is just the way they are.

ward churchill is an ignoble creature who emits foul ideas. He chose to be that way.


17 posted on 11/06/2011 6:40:05 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: GeronL
Okay, how about “Disgraced plagiarist and fake Indian”?
18 posted on 11/06/2011 6:44:36 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: genetic homophobe
Ward Churchill, a controversial activist for academic freedom, ...

More like "controversial activist for academic fraud".

19 posted on 11/06/2011 6:45:00 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MrEdd

That would be a lot more accurate.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 6:46:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mnehring

If you don’t make donations they don’t go to anything.


21 posted on 11/06/2011 6:46:22 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: genetic homophobe

I’d recommend San Antonio College (SAC). Much cheaper and they do have some conservatives.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 6:47:45 PM PST by Alissa
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To: genetic homophobe
Churchill sued, claiming a violation of academic freedom. A Denver jury agreed, awarding him $1. A district judge later set aside the verdict. Churchill appealed, and his case is before the Supreme Court of Colorado.

I thought it was all settled already. Is this headed to the SCOTUS?


23 posted on 11/06/2011 6:48:38 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, reFudiate!)
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To: GeronL

Since I cant post to the newspaper comments from my phone, you might suggest something to that effect there for me :D


24 posted on 11/06/2011 6:49:56 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

I am not a member. I ain’t signing up.

I did send it to the reporter though.

mludwig@express-news.net


25 posted on 11/06/2011 6:54:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: genetic homophobe

Next time they call, say “No, I’m not donating to a college that pays speaking fees to FRAUDS like Ward Churchill.”


26 posted on 11/06/2011 6:59:33 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: genetic homophobe

Ward Churchill a “controversial activist for academic freedom”? Not sure if I should laugh or be sick...

Ward Churchill is a phony, a liar, a thief, a charlatan, a serial agitator, a plaigarist, and a self-styled member of the perpetually agrieved...

He has absolutely no place in any institution of higher learning...

After some considerable effort and expense, the people of Colorado are finally rid of him...I see he’s landed somewhere else to carry on his vile hatred of all things American...

As for anyone who pays out good money to hear him spew his bile, serves ‘em right!


27 posted on 11/06/2011 7:22:27 PM PST by elteemike (Cogito! Ergo armatum sum!)
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To: genetic homophobe

This guy is a demented fraud.


28 posted on 11/06/2011 7:24:01 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: genetic homophobe
"David Spener, a professor of sociology and anthropology, invited Churchill to speak as part of a program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks."

This guy is inciting.

29 posted on 11/06/2011 7:24:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: genetic homophobe

So many communists, so few suitable lampposts...


30 posted on 11/06/2011 7:26:54 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: jazusamo

Let’s add re Churchill, marxist psychopath, a non-Indian, and hatemonger.

Making a list, checking it twice, and then calling the insane asylum to come pick up their loose cannon.


31 posted on 11/06/2011 7:33:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ngat

no, it is not Christian. It was originally.


32 posted on 11/06/2011 7:46:38 PM PST by genetic homophobe (Do we vote for a pro American globalist or a anti American globalist?)
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To: GeronL
May I suggest something I learned of many moons ago from a fellow Freeper...

BugMeNot

http://bugmenot.com/

Quite useful - give it a URL and it will give you a whole host of user names and passwords.

33 posted on 11/06/2011 10:19:21 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: genetic homophobe

34 posted on 11/06/2011 11:51:22 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Thanks for the link. A techie “fixed” my computer early last year, and lost an entire directory and also “forgot” to back up my Favorites folder, which I’m still rebuilding. This was one of the missing.


35 posted on 11/07/2011 12:53:31 AM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks genetic homophobe.
...at a speech at Trinity University on Tuesday accused the university's president, Dennis Ahlburg, of a smear campaign against him... David Spener, a professor of sociology and anthropology, invited Churchill to speak as part of a program to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

36 posted on 11/07/2011 4:02:00 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: genetic homophobe

Melissa Ludwig contributor and staffer for the My San Antonio.com website could have led off her attribution to Ward Churchill instead of “contraversial activist” but:

Ward Churchill Native American poseur and well rounded Marxist kicked off os several college campuses but still tenured by University of Colorado ....


37 posted on 11/07/2011 4:29:22 AM PST by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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To: yldstrk
The guy’s a charletan

The guy is a con man who belongs on a used car lot or in a pawn shop......

38 posted on 11/07/2011 4:40:26 AM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: genetic homophobe

“He comes in and insults me in my absence... and screams ‘Sieg Heil’ at my wife?” Ahlburg said. “This is a champion for free speech that America does not need. The only speech he wants to hear is his own voice.”

Muttering in a low voice as he leaves the microphone, “will not someone rid me of this academic fraud”.


39 posted on 11/07/2011 5:28:04 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Ahlburg is who I blame. If he had any balls he’d have told the commie professor “hell no, he ain’t coming”. We can’t afford to send our son to trinity, but he qualified a generous grant from a group of very generous alumni. I am sure these alumni would object to how their money is being spent.


40 posted on 11/07/2011 8:29:32 AM PST by genetic homophobe (Do we vote for a pro American globalist or a anti American globalist?)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

thanks


41 posted on 11/07/2011 2:42:22 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: yldstrk
"When I went to school it was $750 a semester."

You went a lot later than me!

By the time I'd graduated from Auburn, tuition had quintupled to $125/quarter!

42 posted on 11/07/2011 6:46:49 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: ADemocratNoMore
"Quite useful - give it a URL and it will give you a whole host of user names and passwords"

One of which might actually work - if you're lucky, and the site is not particularly smart.

43 posted on 11/07/2011 6:49:50 PM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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