Thursday, March 10, 2005

A Campus Surprise.... Yet Not

San Francisco State University had a job fair today. You know what a job fair is right? A bunch of companies set up booths, trying to help today's loony students find a job in their companies so they may one day soon be useful to society. One of the employers who had a booth there was the United States Air Force. After the great job they've done lately helping to keep us safe, it would have been nice if they could have gotten a warm welcome -- never mind just simple respect. Yet apparently this was too much to ask. But there was a surprise in the works beyond what you might be expecting me to write...

Yes, an anti-military protest started to form, telling the air force representatives to go home, claiming the military is sexist, racist and anti-gay. Disrespectful, sure, but not a complete shock. Eventually, the protest found another target -- Fox News -- who reported their ire on various shows today. Again, not a surprise.

But their footage told more of the story. While Fox pointed out the anti-military and anti-Fox News sentiment, they left out something.

Sprinkled amongst the crowd of anti-military protesters swayed flags -- the Palestinian flag to be exact. Not only that, there was an anti-Israel sign. I'm not quite sure why this wasn't pointed out by Fox, but since they're usually supportive, I won't hold it against them. But I will hold it against those protesters. Can someone explain to me what a job fair in San Francisco has to do with Israel and the Palestinians? Sometimes I hate today's campuses.

These kids obviously take their freedom to be able to protest like this for granted -- ironic that they don't realize that it is an option available to them because of our military. If there's any justice -- and I sure hope there is -- they'll graduate and not be able to find a job.


At 11:03 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Yeah, I saw that footage on the O'Reilly Factor last night. Jerks.

I did see one guy holding up an Iraqi flag, and one girl wearing a kaffiyeh. I call those useful idiots of Islamic terror kaffiyeh kids.

Morons. We're talking San Francisco, though.

Anyway, hurray for our heroes in the USAF! Especially tough pilots like Captain Kim Campbell.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

Used ta' be ... protesting was a "good" way to score "weed" (... and other pleasures); or so I'm told ...

This type of HATE is "playing to the media" and qualifies for "15 nanoseconds of shame." I'd like to think that someone gave a "college airhead" a flag and told him/her to stand in front of a camera as it pans the crowd ... You know, like "they" do in the Middle East for al-Jaz! :(

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

What do you expect from SFU?

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Esther said...

patrick, morons indeed -- and thanks for the link!

SA, your weed comment had me cracking up. I hope your take on playing to the media is all it was...but I suspect the kids understand propaganda and agree with the cause.

LOL Gindy. You're so right.


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