Convicted cop killer honored as a ‘hero’ at City University of New York’s flagship campus

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Disgusting:

NEW YORK — New York City college students who share a community room named for an escaped cop killer proclaimed their love for the fugitive Tuesday.

Members of seven campus groups at the City College of New York commended the school for allowing them to work in the name of domestic “terrorist” Assata Shakur, now believed to be hiding in Cuba.

“We know that many Black people that fought for better conditions in the 70’s were framed,” the groups said in a statement released to FOXNews.com. “We consider Assata Shakur to be one of the people who were wrongfully and purposefully framed for her activities.

“And we consider her a hero and role model for standing up for our people and putting her life on the line.”

The Guillermo Morales/Assata Shakur Community Center on the third floor of CCNY’s North Academic Center was named in 1989 for Shakur, convicted in the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and Morales, a former member of FALN, which is a Puerto Rican liberation group that claimed responsibility for a rash of bombings in New York in the mid-1970s.

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Students questioned by FOXNews.com about the center hadn’t heard about the flap.

Sophomore Carlos Badilla, 20, of the Bronx, wants to know why the center was named after Shakur.

“If it had nothing to do with killing the cop, it’s alright,” he said. “You have to think why she did it, cause cops are known to mess with some people, you know. If she had a reason to do it then I have no problem with it.”

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I just watched Fox News’ report about this and they had a member of the board of directors on saying that the name of the ‘community center’ was never approved by the City University of New York BOD and that they will look into having it re-named. The students who spend their time in this ‘community center’ plan on fighting a propsed re-naming.

Related: Michelle Malkin links up to a NY Sun report about a speech disgraced America-hating 9-11 victim-blaming ‘professor’ Ward Churchill made at New York’s New School – to cheers and applause from the 200 students in attendance. Anni Karni at the Sun writes:

An ethnic studies professor from the University of Colorado, Ward Churchill, received a standing ovation last night from a crowd of more than 200 New School students after blaming the 2001 World Trade Center attacks on America’s support of Israel and its sanctions against Iraq in 1996.

In a two-hour speech at the New School titled “Sterilizing History: The Fabrication of Innocent Americans,” delivered without notes, Mr. Churchill traced what he called a pattern of mass murder as American foreign policy from the time of the country’s inception to the events of September 11, 2001, which he said the country was essentially asking for.

Mr. Churchill also called the president of the New School, Robert Kerrey, a former senator of Nebraska, a “mass murder and serial killer to boot” for having served in Thanh Phong, Vietnam. Mr. Churchill also served in Vietnam, an act for which he said he has spent the rest of his life apologizing.

Mr. Churchill received cheers from the audience for comparing Mr. Kerrey to the serial killer Charles Manson. “That’s who you’ve got moral equivalency in the president’s chair at this institution,” Mr. Churchill said. “How about a cage rather than a president’s suite?”

Mr. Churchill was invited to the New School by a student group, the Women of Color. The university was not involved in the invitation.

“We brought him here because he offers a framework in which we can conceptualize the struggles our community is dealing with,” a junior at the New School, Jamila Thompson, said. “A person’s work should be engaged critically, and his work allows us to build broad-based networks with Native Americans, Latinos, and anti-racist whites.”

Regarding the New School, here’s a little history on how they treat sitting Senators who make speeches at their commencements.

If conservatives are supposedly so hateful …

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… then why does the far left continue to report fake incidents of so-called ‘hate crimes’? One such instance can be read about at Stop The ACLU, where jonjayray links up to a news report about a gay Boise State University student who has admitted that he fabricated a report about an alleged ‘hate crime’ attack on him, and also admitted to using his fists and a stick to self-inflict the look of ‘injuries’ on his body.

Click here and here (scroll) for many more examples.

I think the Duke lacrosse rape case (which Peter Bradley talked about in the above Real Clear Politics link) will be one that will one day be added to the list of hate crime hoaxes.

Getting to know LIBERAL Illinois Senator Barack Obama

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Don’t believe the media hype about how this possible 2008 presidential contender is supposedly a ‘mainstream’ (read: middle of the road) candidate. He’s not. Ian Bishop at the NY Post has the details not only on a “questionable” 2005 land deal involving the Senator and a shady political fund-raiser, but on his very liberal voting record as well:

In the Senate, Obama’s liberal voting record belies the centrist themes he strikes on the stump.

The liberal lobbying group Americans for Democratic Action gives Obama a 100 percent voting rating – 5 points to the left of Sen. Ted Kennedy, who gets a 95 percent grade.

Obama backed a withdrawal of troops from Iraq, supported international funding for groups that provide abortion, and opposed reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

And a Congressional Quarterly review found Obama has a near-perfect partisan voting record, casting his lot with the Democratic Party line 97 percent of the time – higher than Clinton and dead even with Sen. John Kerry (Mass.).

Here’s the Americans for Democratic Action’s 2005 report on the 109th Congress where, sure enough, Obama garnered a 100% rating from them. To them, he is a “Senate Hero” where he joins other notable liberal Senators:

Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin, C. (D-MI)
Reed, J. (D-RI)
Reid, H. (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar, K. (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)

He’s more liberal than Kennedy? *Shivers*

Here’s more on Obama’s liberal voting record, courtesy of Larry Kudlow.

Don’t fall for the media hype. Obama’s got the likability factor going for him – but not much more.

Update: Sheesh! Could the MSM frenzy over this guy escalate any higher? (Hat tip: Allah)

Blogger panel podcast on potential 2008 Republican contenders for president

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Last night I, along with fellow NC blogger John Hawkins from Right Wing News, was interviewed by GOP USA-NJ’s Michael Illions on potential Republican contenders for the 2008 presidential race. You can listen to the interview here.

Related: In the interview, you’ll notice that John and I both had decidedly negative opinions on Senator John McCain. Time Magazine has an article about him as it relates to the 2008 presidential race: Why It’s Dangerous For the Maverick To Be the…Front Runner.

Extortion time: Six imams removed from plane seek ‘out of court settlement’ with US Airways

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Via Audrey Hudson at the Washington Times:

A group of Muslim imams is seeking an out-of-court settlement with US Airways, saying they should not have been removed from a Minnesota-to-Phoenix flight last month and were not behaving suspiciously.

Five of the six Islamic religious leaders have retained the Council on American-Islamic Relations for legal representation and are seeking a “mutually agreeable” resolution, said Nihad Awad, CAIR executive director.

US Airways scheduled a meeting with the imams on Dec. 4 to discuss the incident, but the men canceled it and hired the activist group to act as legal counsel.

“With the hopes of reaching an amicable resolution to this matter, we would like to take this opportunity to ask for a formal meeting with US Airways executives and legal counsel,” said Arsalan Iftikhar, CAIR’s national legal director, in a letter to the airline.

The imams represented by CAIR include Omar Shahin, Didmar Faja, Ahmad Shqeirat, Marwan Sadeddin and Mohamed Ibrahim.

For anyone still sitting on the fence on this incident in terms of not being sure whether or not to believe this whole thing was a set-up from the word “go”, watch this video of Debra Burlingame on Fox News as she provides some relevant facts about the imams, and what happened the day they were escorted off the plane.

If you’d like to show your support for US Airways in hopes that they don’t cave in to the demands of the lying imams and what the Dept. of Transportation to not fine US Airways for acting on their instincts in a post 9-11 world, here’s how you can do it (info courtesy of Tim Sumner at 9-11 Families For America.org):

U.S. Airways

Media Relations, 480-693-5729
8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F (Mountain Standard Time), Closed Sat-Sun

Doug Parker, Chairman & CEO, US Airways
Scott Kirby, President, US Airways
Corporate Headquarters Location
111 W. Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone 7 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F (Mountain Standard Time), Closed Sat-Sun

Corporate Headquarters: 480-693-0800 (General information number)

Internet customer support desk: 800-327-7810

Customer relations

Telephone 1-866-523-5333
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, MST
6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat-Sun, MST
Fax 480-693-2300

Another way is by emailing them using their contact form

Department of Transportation

(202) 366-4000
dot.comments@dot.gov

Prior/Related:

Senator Kennedy “rethinks” support of possible Kerry presidential bid

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Bad news for Senator Kerry – on his birthday, no less – via the Boston Globe:

WASHINGTON –Senator Edward M. Kennedy Monday dropped his public commitment to support Senator John F. Kerry in a 2008 presidential race, saying that he won’t wait “indefinitely” for Kerry to declare his intentions while the Democratic primary field takes shape.

Kennedy said he doesn’t currently plan to endorse another candidate and still might support Kerry if Kerry decides to run. But in an hourlong interview with the Globe’s Washington bureau, Kennedy offered strong praise for two of Kerry’s possible presidential rivals: senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, calling them “formidable figures” who are connecting with rank-and-file Democrats.

Kennedy said his oft-stated commitment to support Kerry again was based on the assumption that Kerry would state his intentions by early 2007. Since Kerry pushed back his decision in the wake of following an election-eve “botched joke” that damaged his public standing, however, Kennedy said he has informed Kerry that he may get behind another Democrat for president.

“I was under more of the impression before that he was going to run and was waiting in time [to declare his candidacy], but now he’s deferred that decision,” Kennedy said. “I have no plans of supporting anyone else at this juncture. I’m also not going to just wait indefinitely until he’s made a judgment or a decision.”

Later in the day, Kennedy’s office issued a statement clarifying that Kennedy will support Kerry if he declares his presidential candidacy “in the near term,” though Kennedy aides declined to define that schedule.

LOL! Translation: “I supported Kerry before I maybe didn’t before I maybe will again.”

I’m reminded of what Senator Zell Miller said about the two Massachusetts Senators during the 2004 Republican National Convention:

And no pair has been more wrong, more loudly, more often than the two Senators from Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.

Except in this case I think Kennedy’s right – for once – even though he won’t say what the suspected real reason is that he’s reconsidering his support for his fellow Mass. Senator. Dean Barnett sums it up:

I have a different interpretation for Kennedy’s move, “the first public fissure between the two Massachusetts Democrats on the issue of Kerry’s presidential aspirations,” as the Globe puts it. Let’s face it – Kennedy knows a sinking Oldsmobile when he sees one.

Ouch.

Update: Love the Kerry picture quote here ;)