February 20, 2011
Columbia Punks Heckle Hero Anthony Maschek
Posted by Dave Blount at February 20, 2011 2:20 PM
The clogged toilet calling itself Columbia University has hit yet another new low, with the spoilt Marxist trustafarians who infest it heckling a hero who took 11 bullets on their worthless behalf:
"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.
Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.
"It doesn't matter how you feel about the war. It doesn't matter how you feel about fighting," said Maschek. "There are bad men out there plotting to kill you."
There are also bad men out there plotting to rot our minds and our souls; at Columbia they have been doing a first class job.
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.
Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.
He enrolled last August at the Ivy League school, where an increasingly ugly battle is unfolding over the 42-year military ban there.
The last excuse for forbidding ROTC was that the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy prevented the military from advancing the militant homosexual agenda. Now that Democrats have overturned it, moonbats predictably continue to push the envelope:
"Transpeople are part of the Columbia community," said senior Sean Udell at the meeting, referring to the military's current ban on transgender soldiers.
Horrifyingly if unsurprisingly, Columbia is home to arguably the most influential school of journalism in the country.
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