Jim Gilchrist Seeks to Return to Columbia University, Where His Last Appearance Sparked a Riot

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It's been a while since we've heard from our pal Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project and sworn enemy of Barbara Coe. He does pop up on our comments from time to time, where he smacks down true Know Nothings (as opposed to his misguided immigration philosophy).

But yesterday, Jimbo sent us an email to a story in the Columbia Spectator, the college newspaper of the Ivy League school, that states the campus' College Republicans want to invite him back. Last time he was at Columbia in 2006, a bona fide riot ensued in the auditorium where Gilchrist was scheduled to speak. Roll the tape!


The newspaper estimates the cost of bringing Gilchrist to campus, including lodging and security, would amount to about $1,500.

Gilchrist left his own comment selling himself to the Columbia student body, claiming "My appearance might also help to repair Columbia's tarnished image as an anti-free speech haven rife with bigotry, hatred, intolerance, ignorance. and other counter productive maladies common to fanatical extremists from both the ultra-left and ultra-right side of any debate."

While we don't agree with Gilchrist other than our common enmity toward Babs, I do wholeheartedly support the chance to have him speak before a college crowd, uninterrupted. Better to let a speaker make a fool of himself than ustedes, coeds!

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mitch young
mitch young

" Babs, I do wholeheartedly support the chance to have him speak before a college crowd, uninterrupted."

Mighty white of you, Gustavo. And I mean that with no irony what-so-ever.

qdpsteve
qdpsteve

Maybe Gustavo should start a new category: the Know-Somethings?? ;-)

Jim Gilchrist
Jim Gilchrist

Senor Arellano, Thank you for such words of encouragement.  It is truly the nicest thing anyone has said to me today. :)    But, of course, hateful bigotry presents itself from both sides of a debate.  And thanks for supporting free speech for "everyone," unlike some of your misguided acquaintances at the Register, like Frank Mickadeit, who bogusly pose as professional journalists.  You know, that creep never retracted his false claims that I embezzled hundreds of thousands  (or was it millions) of dollars from my non-profit organization.  Should'a sued that social maladroit before the statute of limitations expired.   To this day I still meet people at Starbucks who ask me how long I spent in prison.  :)  Honest!  Propaganda goes a long way in hanging the innocent. By the way, the most notorious serial killer in recent history, unabomber Ted Kaczynski, is a HARVARD graduate.  Just goes to show ya', inside every Harvard or Columbia student might be a serial killer just waiting to leap out.

Thank you for letting me rant and not suppressing my freedom of speech.  You are a great American!...even if you do support the takeover of the continental United States by Mexico. Hasta la vista,  Jim Gilchrist, President, The Minuteman Project

909Jeff
909Jeff

Yet they let Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speak with no riot... Interesting?!

anon
anon

That's funny, Columbia is always in the paper for inviting all kinds of controversial speakers. If Columbia is anti first amendment, I wonder what the rest of the colleges are like!

TeresaLopezgirl32
TeresaLopezgirl32

Beleive it or not,but there are latinos who are sick and tired of illegals too.

mitch young
mitch young

I believe it. I know plenty. Latinos are most in competition with illegal immigrants economically. 

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