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Columbia prof calls anti-tax
Republicans ‘seditious’
and ‘treasonous’

Daily Caller, by Eric Owens

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/3/2012 1:31:36 PM

A professor of Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University in New York City, Robert A. Thurman, is hopping mad that Republicans are refusing to raise taxes. Last Tuesday, he decided to make a video about it. In the conspiracy-minded video, Thurman equates Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge with the oath of office. He then charges that members of Congress who have promised not to support tax increases have a conflict of interest that prevents them from serving as elected officials. The oath of office that all members of Congress take, Thurman notes, states that officeholders will do their jobs

He obviously has gotten the parties confused that are seditious and treasonous. Isn´t it wonderful we have individuals like him in our universities who teach such tolerance. s/o


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Reply 1 - Posted by: phx4546, 12/3/2012 1:34:06 PM     (No. 9046228)

Indo-Tibetan studies at Columbia University? That will give you a good understanding of life in America.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 12/3/2012 1:35:12 PM     (No. 9046229)

It never ceases to amaze me that the left has been so sucessful in cultivating such a a dumbed down constituency that would actually advocate for raising their own taxes.
The mind boggles.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Tucker, 12/3/2012 1:36:14 PM     (No. 9046230)

Not much credibility .... start off with a Columbia professor and go from there. I wonder if he even knows what seditious and treasonous mean cause he needs to look at the president and his treasonous party.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/3/2012 1:40:01 PM     (No. 9046238)

Now you know where Obama´s ideas come from.
Jerks like this pollute academia.
Students and parents go into debt to sit and listen to this garbage. What a country!

Reply 5 - Posted by: John21, 12/3/2012 1:41:51 PM     (No. 9046242)

He is a liberal academian which means he doesn’t have to function in the real world just in his little bubble of possibilities.
Why would anyone care what a cloistered eunuch with limited skills and intelligence have to say, he teaches only because he does not have the ability to function outside academia. With a degree in Indo-Tibetan the only work he would qualify for in the real world would involve asking if you want fries with your order.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 12/3/2012 1:43:55 PM     (No. 9046248)

Indo-Tibetan studies??? I guess that prepares someone to be an Occupy Wall-Streeter and sit around complaining that they can´t find a job to pay their $100k student loan for going to Columbia. Why doesn´t he just move to Tibet and live there under Chinese rule, since it´s obviously such a focal point of his life.

Reply 7 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 12/3/2012 1:45:51 PM     (No. 9046255)

He could always use his Indo-Tibetan acumen and demonstrate his outrage with the time honored Indo-Tibetan pastime of self-immolation...

We promise to applaud!




Reply 8 - Posted by: bobn.t, 12/3/2012 1:46:37 PM     (No. 9046256)

Nothing is preventing the professor from paying more tax than is required. He should send the gov´t a nice paycheck.

Reply 9 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/3/2012 1:52:12 PM     (No. 9046266)

I think his plan is, first be block captain then his brilliance will put him in a position with the ruling cabal where he can determine exactly who qualifies as having enough ´patriotism´ in the New America. These are the kind of insane, angry, zealots who show up every time a draconian dictator pops up. Nice job on the curious intellectual front, Columbia.

Reply 10 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/3/2012 2:03:43 PM     (No. 9046293)

I believe this French-for-shower bag is Uma Thurman´s father.

Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/3/2012 2:04:01 PM     (No. 9046294)

Every crazy lib from all walks of life are now crawling out of the woodwork screaming for higher taxes - with no response from the GOP!

This is why they lose elections. Fight back or die, fools.

Reply 12 - Posted by: William1, 12/3/2012 2:17:54 PM     (No. 9046323)

Great. Now we´ve lost the Indo-Tibetan Studies voters. Is there no end to the catastrophe we suffered in November?




Reply 13 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/3/2012 2:22:09 PM     (No. 9046329)

Seditious? Treasonous? I believe that´s how they referred to the Founding Fathers. There is no doubt that our modern "progressive" communists would have sided with the Red Coats.

Reply 14 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/3/2012 2:27:47 PM     (No. 9046349)

#8, hang in there. They´ve run for two election cycles on W, straw men, and skin pigmentation. I believe that one day Democraps will feel shame at the mention of the name "Barack Milhouse O´Dearleader"... Tbc

Reply 15 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 12/3/2012 2:28:22 PM     (No. 9046350)

Since "Tibet" as a culture no longer exists, and mostly chinese folks live there, ...he must have plenty of time to enrich his understanding of America....maybe in the afternoons?
What a moron.

Reply 16 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/3/2012 2:29:13 PM     (No. 9046354)

Err, #4 rather

Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/3/2012 2:38:50 PM     (No. 9046378)

Hey dingbat! Our country was FOUNDED on rejecting taxes!!!!




Reply 18 - Posted by: Rafter, 12/3/2012 2:39:47 PM     (No. 9046384)

Let´s deport him.

Mebbe he kin gain a first-hand appreciation of suppression of expression in his fave lands...
how about mebbe in China?
That´s close enough to Indo-Tibet...

See ya later!

Reply 19 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/3/2012 3:06:12 PM     (No. 9046449)

WOW, we have a Lib full court press on the fiscal cliff issue. At least we will learn ´who´ all the Libs are for later reference!

Reply 20 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/3/2012 3:09:49 PM     (No. 9046458)

Things seem to be escalating very rapidly.

Dark mist descending.......

Reply 21 - Posted by: jdmii, 12/3/2012 3:22:24 PM     (No. 9046489)

I have never seen a help wanted ad for someone with a degree in Indo-Tibetan studies.

Reply 22 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 12/3/2012 3:48:37 PM     (No. 9046534)

Yes, #10, he is UmaThurman´s father.



Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/3/2012 4:00:13 PM     (No. 9046556)

Quick, call names! Curse, Villify the American body politic! Never mind about real suggestions for solutions to the problems!

Reply 24 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/3/2012 4:04:51 PM     (No. 9046562)

Educated beyond mental competence. And this guy is just one of hundreds of thousands who influence the children!!

Reply 25 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 12/3/2012 4:15:35 PM     (No. 9046588)

This idiocy is beyond comment.

Girl´s Hubby

Reply 26 - Posted by: LAW428, 12/3/2012 5:49:45 PM     (No. 9046731)

University professors are overwhelmingly Marxist. This perspective should be no surprise.

Reply 27 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/3/2012 6:01:26 PM     (No. 9046748)

Folks, don´t forget that Geithner has a degree in Asian studies.

Reply 28 - Posted by: toddh, 12/4/2012 12:53:25 PM     (No. 9048111)

His translation of the Bardo Thosgrol offers no advantages over the classic by Lama Dawa-Samdup and W.Y. Evans-Wentz. Moderns can (and should) giggle at Evans-Wentz´s theosophy, but they could be led astray by Thurman´s unique translations. I very much distrust unique translations!

We should feel sorry for Professor Thurman. He is too stupid to understand that Socialism genocided Tibet. Bless his heart.

I am ever more convinced that the Fifteenth Dalai Lama will be an American Objectivist.

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