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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:45 PM

 

Berkeley reverses decision to cancel speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter

Berkeley reverses decision to cancel speech by conservative pundit Ann Coulter

Officials at the University of California at Berkeley on Thursday reversed their decision to cancel a speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter.

The university had announced Wednesday that it was canceling Coulter’s appearance following several political protests in Berkeley that turned violent.

But on Thursday, the university said it had found a venue where it could hold the speech on May 2, instead of the original April 27 date. However, a leader of the college Republican group that originally invited Coulter said the university was placing strict conditions on the event, and he said his group intended to reject the new terms.

Before the reversal was announced, Coulter had vowed to go ahead with an appearance anyway.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/19/berkeley-cancels-ann-coulter-speech-over-fears-of-more-violent-protests/?utm_term=.93d2eb6c3e11

Now it's up to Fa to mind its manners.

Protest if you want but keep it peaceful.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:21 PM

1. The safety concerns lead back to the Berkeley police who were told to stand down.

They literally sat in their patrol cars while antifa disrupted several events.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:26 PM

2. Let the ass kicking begin!

Look for the usual suspects. Trump should send in the Marines from 29 Palms to deal with the cowards dressed like ISIS.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:30 PM

3. Trump should send US Marshalls' to escort her

Like the last time Democrats were behaving Badly

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:40 PM

4. Well, to be pedantic,

It's "Marshals". "Marshalls" is a department store, I believe.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:40 PM

8. And a stack of amplifiers behind your typical '80s metal band.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:41 PM

5. Good. Let her speak. Mario Savio would approve.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:11 PM

6. That's good news. I can't wait for the fireworks to start and see a few

filthy losers get face punched by patriots.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:14 PM

7. Not for nothing this so called institution of higher learning cant seem to make a decision

About anything. Spineless from too many Decades of extreme left wing mental disorder.

If you stand for free speech its for all, Even the Coulters of the world. The kids who graduate are NOT being prepared for a world of divergent thoughts.

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:42 PM

9. They all stay in the Bay Area after they graduate.

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Response to Carlos W Bush (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:22 PM

12. What makes you think many of them graduate?

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:28 PM

14. Because lesbian underwater basket weaving 101 is pretty much a gimme?

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:46 PM

10. Coulter isn't nearly as horrible as Milo. I've seen her. She smart as hell.

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:43 PM

11. Looks like the university is more "CYA" than accommodating...

However, Coulter and the group arranging her event said they were rejecting the new invitation.

On a series of tweets Thursday night, Coulter criticized the university, saying Berkeley officials were adding “burdensome” conditions to her speech. She said she had already spent money to hold the event on the original April 27 date and was not available May 2. Also she pointed out that May 2 would coincide with a reading period before final exams, when there are no classes on campus and a fewer students around.

And she vowed that she was going to speak in Berkeley on the originally planned April 27 date, whether the university approved or not.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/19/berkeley-cancels-ann-coulter-speech-over-fears-of-more-violent-protests/?utm_term=.129832e55fbd

Yes, she can absolutely speak, between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 PM, while all students are taking tests, and she'll have to stand on one foot and juggle...

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Response to NeoKhan (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:22 PM

13. the Hecklers Veto should never be allowed

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