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2013-04-22 07:28:12 PM  

Silly Jesus: But Fark has informed me that there are no left wing terrorists


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2013-04-22 07:33:00 PM  

Mrbogey: The reflexive need to dismiss or defend anything a left-winger does is just stupid.


Mrbogey: It'd be neat if they could not act so reflexively


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2013-04-22 07:34:02 PM  
Obama befriending Ayers would be like Bush befriending the Marathon bomber, except in the eyes of the media and the brainwashed Total Fark left.
 
2013-04-22 07:34:37 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: So you think the government should prohibit a private university from hiring ex-cons from all or just certain positions? Can I have a list of crimes that would be on this list?

Now, a number of employers do this voluntarily. But is that the proper thing to do? Continue to punish someone who's paid their debt to society?
"Sorry, you were a felon so that means you can never work at a higher position then janitor EVER in your life again."


Are you sitting on some surplus bales of straw?  Because your response to everything seems to involve at least one straw man.  I never stated that the government should prohibit the private hiring of an ex convict.  Neither did the article author, or so far as I can tell from a cursory perusal, did anyone in this thread.  So why did you raise and then attack an argument that no one is making? (hint: it's called a straw man fallacy for a reason).
 
2013-04-22 07:46:48 PM  
Professor, no. Close friend and confidante to a Liberal President, without question.
 
2013-04-22 07:48:39 PM  
I sure the farklibs who seem to think this is no big deal wouldnt think differently if, say, an abortion clinic bomber was offered a job post release with Bob Jones university or something.

A convicted terrorist shouldn't be precluded from getting a job, but an prestigious university offering a terrorist a lecturing gig is another thing IMO.
 
2013-04-22 07:48:52 PM  

Talondel: Are you sitting on some surplus bales of straw? Because your response to everything seems to involve at least one straw man. I never stated that the government should prohibit the private hiring of an ex convict. Neither did the article author, or so far as I can tell from a cursory perusal, did anyone in this thread. So why did you raise and then attack an argument that no one is making? (hint: it's called a straw man fallacy for a reason).


You're a birther; why are you suddenly against strawmen?

I'm just trying to determine why you think this particular crime and private employer are mutually exclusive.
 
2013-04-22 07:55:32 PM  

SamWaters: Its possible. I was imprisoned for robbing a bank and conducting quasi terror operations with the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA).  Those were the days!    My sentence was commuted by Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton granted me a pardon.  I don't teach at a college, but I've had offers.

Patty

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But your the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst. That's totally different.
 
2013-04-22 07:56:26 PM  
you're

/damn it
 
2013-04-22 08:24:29 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Mrbogey: The reflexive need to dismiss or defend anything a left-winger does is just stupid.

Mrbogey: It'd be neat if they could not act so reflexively

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Thank heavens you posted. I was wondering what the position espoused by morons would be on this issue.
 
2013-04-22 08:34:16 PM  
if intrenet had xisted 40 yrs ago and someone posted Ayers terrorist will be a professor in 27 years, he would be troll. We are so far from dealing with these 'rat types appropriately. But I think the good people will wake up soon and it's about to get extremely ugly for you 'rat types.
 
2013-04-22 08:41:35 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: if intrenet had xisted 40 yrs ago and someone posted Ayers terrorist will be a professor in 27 years, he would be troll. We are so far from dealing with these 'rat types appropriately. But I think the good people will wake up soon and it's about to get extremely ugly for you 'rat types.


0/0

Wat?
 
2013-04-22 08:41:50 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Could a hack journalist ever become an actual benefit to society one day?


Maybe as an organ donor?
 
2013-04-22 08:48:13 PM  

Talondel: I think the position is that they probably shouldn't be offered prestigious jobs at Ivy League universities.  Certainly you can see the distinction between that position and the straw man that you've offered?


How about offering admitted traitors the presidency of a small, Southern university?
 
2013-04-22 08:49:05 PM  
The NYP clearly uses yahoo comments as "sources." They were using that joke since Thursday.
 
2013-04-22 09:20:01 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: How about offering admitted traitors the presidency of a small, Southern university?


Or give them television shows, radio shows, buy tons of their books, get them to run for office...
 
2013-04-22 09:22:24 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: I sure the farklibs who seem to think this is no big deal wouldnt think differently if, say, an abortion clinic bomber was offered a job post release with Bob Jones university or something.

A convicted terrorist shouldn't be precluded from getting a job, but an prestigious university offering a terrorist a lecturing gig is another thing IMO.


No it isn't. There is nothing, NOTHING that The Liberals (tm) aren't capable of.
 
2013-04-22 09:34:26 PM  
You farkers are so tied up with your anti-republican, anti-NY Post bias that you are missing the point.  This is not an article written by a journalist, it is an op ed written by a victim of Ms. Boudin's terrorism.  Ms. Boudin was a member of a left wing terror group called the Weather Undergound.  They were a teror group in the 1960's - 1980's who were anti war and anti government.  I was there when they robbed the Provident Savings Bank at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet New York.  They killed a cop.  One person got away and is now a fugitive in Cuba.  It traumatised my community.  I was in junior high, but I remember what it did to our town.  The point of this op ed is that Ms. Boudin and her group were plotting to blow up Columbia University's libary.  They would have killed hundreds of students and facuilty.  They failed becasue their bomb blew up while it was being built.  Now, 40 years later, the left has glamorized these terroirsts because they were "Progressiive" and anit vietnam war.   Worse, Columbia, their intended victim has hired her as a professor.  Seriously?  Imagine if this bombing happened today.  Imagine that it was done by some right wing tea party group?  Would Columbia hire them 40 years from now as profesors?  I doubt it.  Imagine if some conserviative, southern school hired a former right wing terrorist who blew up an abortion clinic in the 1980's as a professor?  How would you farkers think about that?  The point of this article is that there is no difference between the weather underground bombers and this group of Islamic bombers.  Oh and one other thing, on the morning of September 11, 2001, the NY Times had a glowing front page tribute to one of their members, William Ayres, who helped bomb the Pentagon in the 1960's.  He is now a respected member of academia.  He said in the article that he had no regrets about that attack.  As I read that, the Pentagon was hit by a new wave of terorists.  That man, Mr. Ayres, is friends with Pres. Obama.  When Sen. Obama ran for President, the media did not care, because after all it was only left wing terror.  Once again, this is not about the NY Post, it is about a terror group that killed americans for 20 years and is now feted by polite society (get it, weather underground, the web site..ha ha) and honored in academia.  Something to think about.
 
2013-04-22 09:40:07 PM  

Mrbogey: Lionel Mandrake: Mrbogey: The reflexive need to dismiss or defend anything a left-winger does is just stupid.

Mrbogey: It'd be neat if they could not act so reflexively

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Thank heavens you posted. I was wondering what the position espoused by morons would be on this issue.


You mean you don't read your own posts?
 
2013-04-22 09:41:36 PM  

CowboyJeff: [...] ...


And another one bites the dust.

Another one gone, *ploink*, another one gone, another one bites the *poit*!
 
2013-04-22 09:42:30 PM  

CowboyJeff: You farkers are so tied up with your anti-republican, anti-NY Post bias that you are missing the point.  This is not an article written by a journalist, it is an op ed written by a victim of Ms. Boudin's terrorism.  Ms. Boudin was a member of a left wing terror group called the Weather Undergound.  They were a teror group in the 1960's - 1980's who were anti war and anti government.  I was there when they robbed the Provident Savings Bank at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet New York.  They killed a cop.  One person got away and is now a fugitive in Cuba.  It traumatised my community.  I was in junior high, but I remember what it did to our town.  The point of this op ed is that Ms. Boudin and her group were plotting to blow up Columbia University's libary.  They would have killed hundreds of students and facuilty.  They failed becasue their bomb blew up while it was being built.  Now, 40 years later, the left has glamorized these terroirsts because they were "Progressiive" and anit vietnam war.   Worse, Columbia, their intended victim has hired her as a professor.  Seriously?  Imagine if this bombing happened today.  Imagine that it was done by some right wing tea party group?  Would Columbia hire them 40 years from now as profesors?  I doubt it.  Imagine if some conserviative, southern school hired a former right wing terrorist who blew up an abortion clinic in the 1980's as a professor?  How would you farkers think about that?  The point of this article is that there is no difference between the weather underground bombers and this group of Islamic bombers.  Oh and one other thing, on the morning of September 11, 2001, the NY Times had a glowing front page tribute to one of their members, William Ayres, who helped bomb the Pentagon in the 1960's.  He is now a respected member of academia.  He said in the article that he had no regrets about that attack.  As I read that, the Pentagon was hit by a new wave of terorists.  That man, Mr. Ayres, is friends with Pres. Obama.  W ...


10/10  The misspellings really make this.
 
2013-04-22 10:07:26 PM  

Fart_Machine: CowboyJeff: You farkers are so tied up with your anti-republican, anti-NY Post bias that you are missing the point.  This is not an article written by a journalist, it is an op ed written by a victim of Ms. Boudin's terrorism.  Ms. Boudin was a member of a left wing terror group called the Weather Undergound.  They were a teror group in the 1960's - 1980's who were anti war and anti government.  I was there when they robbed the Provident Savings Bank at the Nanuet Mall in Nanuet New York.  They killed a cop.  One person got away and is now a fugitive in Cuba.  It traumatised my community.  I was in junior high, but I remember what it did to our town.  The point of this op ed is that Ms. Boudin and her group were plotting to blow up Columbia University's libary.  They would have killed hundreds of students and facuilty.  They failed becasue their bomb blew up while it was being built.  Now, 40 years later, the left has glamorized these terroirsts because they were "Progressiive" and anit vietnam war.   Worse, Columbia, their intended victim has hired her as a professor.  Seriously?  Imagine if this bombing happened today.  Imagine that it was done by some right wing tea party group?  Would Columbia hire them 40 years from now as profesors?  I doubt it.  Imagine if some conserviative, southern school hired a former right wing terrorist who blew up an abortion clinic in the 1980's as a professor?  How would you farkers think about that?  The point of this article is that there is no difference between the weather underground bombers and this group of Islamic bombers.  Oh and one other thing, on the morning of September 11, 2001, the NY Times had a glowing front page tribute to one of their members, William Ayres, who helped bomb the Pentagon in the 1960's.  He is now a respected member of academia.  He said in the article that he had no regrets about that attack.  As I read that, the Pentagon was hit by a new wave of terorists.  That man, Mr. Ayres, is friends with Pre ...

 
2013-04-22 10:10:51 PM  
Fart_Machine:  I am sorry for the spelling errors, we can't be perfect like you..the point is that this woman was a terrorist who used bombs to kill people, just like the bomb in Boston.  She tried to bomb Columbia Univesity and failed.  Now she was hired by Coliumbia. Why?  Is Columbia saying that terrorism is OK if it is done by a left wing anti war group 40 years ago?  What will they think 40 years from now about the Boston Marathon bomber?  Care to argue my points and not my spelling?
 
2013-04-22 10:20:24 PM  
The Conservative mind thinks that anyone who spends any time in prison should be shunned for the rest of their life and never work again.
 
2013-04-22 10:31:51 PM  

CowboyJeff: Fart_Machine: I am sorry for the spelling errors, we can't be perfect like you.


No, you misunderstand.  Your trolling is very well-played sir.  Bravo!
 
2013-04-22 11:08:00 PM  

Fart_Machine: No, you misunderstand. Your trolling is very well-played sir. Bravo!


Translation: "I can't argue with anything you said, but I disagree with the conclusions you made, so I will call you names."

/ considering that CowboyJeff: is simply repeating well known talking points, surely you have a better counter argument by now... surely?
 
2013-04-22 11:10:32 PM  

Fart_Machine: Wondertwins powers activate!

Lionel Mandrake: Wondertwins power activate!


Lionel Mandrake: Shape of Herp!


Fart_Machine: Form of Derp!

 
2013-04-22 11:11:19 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: The Conservative mind thinks that anyone who spends any time in prison should be shunned for the rest of their life and never work again.


Except patriots like G Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, etc.
 
2013-04-22 11:18:57 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Except patriots like G Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, etc.


I think we can agree that:
a) The liberal mind thinks that former terrorists are acceptable in a position to shape young minds.
b) The conservative mind thinks that former political criminals are acceptable in a positions as pundits.
 
2013-04-22 11:20:22 PM  
I think it's great to hire people out of prison when they're trying to make a go at a normal life.

There are a lot of good solid sane people at all the academic places I've taught/worked. However, I also have met several basically crazy/unhinged people who work in Universities around the country.

Being a respected University doesn't mean you don't have a heap of crazy in there, simmering away.

However, I think it's kind of silly that Columbia hired her. Rehabilitated or not, the woman has got to still be crazy. Even 20 years in jail does not fix crazy.

/academic
 
2013-04-22 11:23:03 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Fart_Machine: No, you misunderstand. Your trolling is very well-played sir. Bravo!

Translation: "I can't argue with anything you said, but I disagree with the conclusions you made, so I will call you names."

/ considering that CowboyJeff: is simply repeating well known talking points, surely you have a better counter argument by now... surely?


Translation:  I need attention badly because my life sucks.

Look, I'm sorry.  It will get better little guy.  Really.  Now run along.
 
2013-04-22 11:33:26 PM  

Fart_Machine: Look, I'm sorry. It will get better little guy. Really. Now run along.


Sooo.. then, no, you don't actually have a counterpoint to Cowboy Jeff's post. Thanks for clearing that up.

/zero points for baiting. That's just sad. funny, but sad.
 
2013-04-22 11:35:33 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Fart_Machine: Look, I'm sorry. It will get better little guy. Really. Now run along.

Sooo.. then, no, you don't actually have a counterpoint to Cowboy Jeff's post. Thanks for clearing that up.

/zero points for baiting. That's just sad. funny, but sad.


What counterpoint do I need for an obvious troll?  Did I disturb your alt?  Is that why your panties are in a bunch about this?
 
2013-04-22 11:50:35 PM  
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yawn.
 
2013-04-22 11:59:12 PM  

BojanglesPaladin: Fart_Machine: slapfightbaitslapfightbaitinsultnamecallslapfightbaitpointlessdef lectionslapfightbait

yawn.


Indeed. Your shtick is pretty lame.  Try another alt next time.
 
2013-04-23 12:19:37 AM  

Fart_Machine: Indeed. Your shtick is pretty lame. Try another alt next time.


Still a yawn. Told you, I'm nott gonna play slap-fight with someone acting like a child. No matter how much you call me a poopie head.

/you are sometimes better than this. must be a bad night or something.
 
2013-04-23 12:25:05 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Fart_Machine: Indeed. Your shtick is pretty lame. Try another alt next time.

Still a yawn. Told you, I'm nott gonna play slap-fight with someone acting like a child. No matter how much you call me a poopie head.

/you are sometimes better than this. must be a bad night or something.


So goading me for not answering a troll is acting like an adult.  And since nobody has insulted you stop playing the victim.  There are better ways of getting attention.
 
2013-04-23 12:28:28 AM  
I'll save you the time and just give you what you want because I have better things to do:

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BojanglesPaladin: yawn.



sorry you are having a bad day or something. Take care.
 
2013-04-23 12:29:53 AM  

CowboyJeff: Imagine if this bombing happened today. Imagine that it was done by some right wing tea party group? Would Columbia hire them 40 years from now as profesors? I doubt it. Imagine if some conserviative, southern school hired a former right wing terrorist who blew up an abortion clinic in the 1980's as a professor? How would you farkers think about that?


Imagine if my aunt had balls. Would she be my uncle today?

I mean, yeah, but that's hardly relevant, is it? And who Columbia chooses to be their professors is not the general public's choice. You may be horrified and appalled, but unless you're on their Board of Trustees, your opinion counts for diddley/squat in their balance sheets.
 
2013-04-23 12:32:58 AM  

Gyrfalcon: You may be horrified and appalled, but unless you're on their Board of Trustees, your opinion counts for diddley/squat in their balance sheets.


True. While they are free to hire whomever they choose, they are also subject to being criticized for it, which many people are rightly doing.

/Also, I'm reasonably certain that Columbia receives a fair amount of Federal funds, so the general public's opinion of who they do and do not support and hire is maybe a little relevant.
 
2013-04-23 12:44:33 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: I'll save you the time and just give you what you want because I have better things to do:


You gotta be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2013-04-23 12:47:35 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Gyrfalcon: You may be horrified and appalled, but unless you're on their Board of Trustees, your opinion counts for diddley/squat in their balance sheets.

True. While they are free to hire whomever they choose, they are also subject to being criticized for it, which many people are rightly doing.

/Also, I'm reasonably certain that Columbia receives a fair amount of Federal funds, so the general public's opinion of who they do and do not support and hire is maybe a little relevant.


Well, about as relevant as my opinion about use of Federal funds to make Hellfire missiles or pay for other crap I don't like. If you don't approve of their hiring practices, don't go there.
 
2013-04-23 12:48:26 AM  

Fart_Machine: pointless yammering


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2013-04-23 12:51:18 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Well, about as relevant as my opinion about use of Federal funds to make Hellfire missiles or pay for other crap I don't like. If you don't approve of their hiring practices, don't go there


We agree that public opinion on how tax dollars are spent "is maybe a little relevant."

And you do not have to attend Columbia to express a valid criticism of Columbia's decision to hire a former terrorist to teach young students.

Is your position that there is nothing wrong with Columbia hiring a convicted terrorist, or that no one should criticize that decision?
 
2013-04-23 12:52:07 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Derp


You certainly have better things to do I see.
 
2013-04-23 12:53:09 AM  

Fart_Machine: You certainly have better things to do I see.


yawn.
 
2013-04-23 12:56:48 AM  

Fart_Machine: BojanglesPaladin: Fart_Machine: slapfightbaitslapfightbaitinsultnamecallslapfightbaitpointlessdef lectionslapfightbait

yawn.

Indeed. Your shtick is pretty lame.  Try another alt next time.


i155.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 01:03:24 AM  

BojanglesPaladin: Also, I'm reasonably certain that Columbia receives a fair amount of Federal funds


It's a private university so unless her position deals with research there isn't any federal funding going towards it.
 
2013-04-23 03:25:38 AM  
Pfft...amateurs.

i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-23 06:57:07 AM  
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
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