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A university inside the suburban sprawl of northeastern New Jersey has  suspended a student for comparing another student’s legs to “a pair of bleached  hams” in a YouTube comment, reports CBS New York.

School officials at Montclair State University allegedly determined that  Joseph Aziz, a 26-year-old graduate student, violated the school’s student code  when he published the derogatory comment.

The history of the fracas dates back to August, when Aziz showed up at a  campus speech by Republican Steve Lonegan along with other members of Young  Americans for Liberty, which describes itself as the school’s largest  political organization.

The female student who was the subject of Aziz’s mockery also attended the  speech along with a male companion, reports NJ.com. The male companion heckled  Lonegan during his speech.

Someone apparently videotaped the episode and put it on YouTube. Aziz  commented twice under the video. The comments allegedly called attention to the  weight of both the heckler and the female student.

YouTube has since deleted the video and its comments.

“The initial comments were in poor taste and I regret making them,” Aziz told  NJ.com. “I was frustrated with what I perceived as an attack on the speaker  whose appearance my group sponsored.”

Such would have concluded one of millions of wonderfully insignificant  instances of free speech in the United States but for the fact that someone  later reported Aziz’s comments to the taxpayer-funded university.

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» 17 Comments

  1. Diann

    January 18th, 2013

    Oh, my gosh. I think I know this guy.

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  2. Claudia

    January 18th, 2013

    Oh, for crying out loud. This country is full of childish imbeciles.

    No offense to regular imbeciles intended. Please don’t suspend me!

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  3. norman einstein

    January 18th, 2013

    What is this? Kindergarten? He was suspended?
    Actually, I think it was rather a creative comment.
    Better than “you’re fat and your mother dresses you funny.”

    FFS…people need to grow the hell up.

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  4. Tim

    January 18th, 2013

    Republicans named “Lonegan” and “Aziz?”

    Will miracles never cease?

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  5. Carlos The Jackal

    January 18th, 2013

    I think the question on everyone’s mind here is, well, did her legs look like bleached hams?
    And if so, I fail to see the problem.

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  6. thirdtwin

    January 18th, 2013

    Here we are, right back where we were 20 years ago with the “water buffaloes”.

    http://articles.philly.com/1993-05-13/news/25962066_1_water-buffalo-insult-sisters

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  7. hanoverfist

    January 18th, 2013

    Need a picture to decide this one…..

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  8. Anonymous

    January 18th, 2013

    The school is teaching the death of freedom of speech.

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  9. thirdtwin

    January 18th, 2013

    @Hanoverfist…

    Nah, I’m good with my imagination. What I would like to know are the names of the hecklers, what they shouted at Lonegan and what Lonegan was speaking about that got them so enraged. Islamofascism? Illegal Immigration?

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  10. John F.

    January 18th, 2013

    So, it’s a-ok to stifle free speech with childish heckling, but it’s over the PC line to make “sophomoric” (but hi-larious and likely true) remarks about speech-stifling leftists.

    Uh, I get it now. Thanks, higher ed bureaucrats!

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  11. RosalindJ

    January 18th, 2013

    He was issued a restraining order (no-contact)? Are you freaking kidding me?

    Infantilize U. We’ll keep your children children forever because they’re special and precious, but it’ll cost you your house. And your children will never get jobs where they’ll earn enough to assist you in your dotage. So it’s Soylent Green for you!

    /rant Sorry – I derailed my own comment. Absolute disgust with morons does that to me some days.

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  12. RosalindJ

    January 18th, 2013

    After reading the entire article (it gets better), I’ve decided my circle of rant makes me look like a genius compared what Montclair State did.

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  13. conservative cowgirl

    January 18th, 2013

    That undeserved restraining order will affect his ability to arm himself. Two amendments for the price of one.

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  14. reddecaesari

    January 18th, 2013

    we all know some woman whose legs could be described as hams. bleached or blackened.

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  15. KF

    January 18th, 2013

    Actress Lena Dunham (who compared voting for 0bama to loosing ones virginity in a repulsive campaign ad last year) had someone say her arms “looked like tattooed ham hocks” at the Golden Globe awards recently

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Dunham (see picture attched to wiki article, her arms do look like tattooed hams. Very very poorly tattooed hams)

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  16. Porky Chrisie

    January 18th, 2013

    All this talk about ham like it’s a bad thing.

    Isn’t disparaging good food some type of hate speech?

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  17. Carlos The Jackal

    January 18th, 2013

    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and surmise that she probably wasn’t a muslim?

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