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ISU Lecturer To Students: Donít Send Gifts To American Soldiers Overseas, They Donít Deserve Them
Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | December 13, 2011 | Peter Schweizer

Posted on 12/13/2011 3:47:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

College Republicans at Iowa State University encouraged students to send gifts to American men and women in uniform serving overseas. Bad idea, says one faculty member. Do I really need to say anything about these absurd comments from Thomas Walker at Iowa State University, where he is a lecturer “in the intensive English and orientation program”?

I read in Tuesday’s Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn’t the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don’t their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren’t GIs paid enough to buy what they need, and even what they want?

He goes on:

Necessities should be doled out to people who really need them and who might get them if not for the hundreds of billions of dollars being funneled to the Pentagon in the greatest squandering of money on the planet.

And on:

Why do Republicans care so much about the military? Because the military-industrial complex is dear to their simplistic laissez-faire fantasies: a bottom-line patriotism that excludes the people at the bottom.

Since its the Christmas season and I’m generally and optimist, I will leave with this: at least he’s not teaching in the econ or poli sci department.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; college; cyclones; iowa; iraq; military; peacecreeps
He just expressed the majority opinion of the faculty lounge. Guess he wasn't briefed on not letting the cat out of the bag until the revolution starts.
1 posted on 12/13/2011 3:47:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think I can afford to do a care package this year, but is there a place where I can donate some time?

I’m in the Austin area, and this moron is motivating me to do what I can to help out.


2 posted on 12/13/2011 3:56:33 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

twalker@iastate.edu


3 posted on 12/13/2011 3:59:55 PM PST by Krankor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I read in Tuesday’s Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn’t the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don’t their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren’t GIs paid enough to buy what they need, and even what they want?

He goes on:

Necessities should be doled out to people who really need them and who might get them if not for the hundreds of billions of dollars being funneled to the Pentagon in the greatest squandering of money on the planet.

I really hate these "holier-than-thou" twits who have never spent a day in the service of their country but have worked their entire lives in the service of themselves!! Our men and women in uniform are protecting our freedoms so that idiots like this can be idiots and our great military folks do it for slightly more than they can earn pushing burgers at McDonalds!!

This is outrageous and it is the reason that leftists are not only destroying our educational system, they are destroying our once great nation!!!

(I would continue, but my language would, rightfully, get me banned!!)

4 posted on 12/13/2011 4:00:12 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: BenKenobi

Support Our Troops
http://www.military.com/spouse/content/military-life/military-resources/how-to-support-our-troops.html


5 posted on 12/13/2011 4:00:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...a lecturer “in the intensive English and orientation program”?

"Da do run run run, Da do run rruunnn."

6 posted on 12/13/2011 4:02:32 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: BenKenobi

Contact your local USO, or donate money to them.

The USO keeps offices in most major airports. They offer a place for military travelers to stow their luggage if they need to, a place to sit and watch TV or surf the internet. They also have an assortment of snacks and drinks. All military personnel need to do is show some ID and sign in on the guest list, and there is no charge for the services or snacks.

I believe they also provide services to military members deployed overseas.

I have benefitted from USO facilities while traveling. And when not traveling, I donate to them.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 4:06:48 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To America’s Armed Forces; Don’t protect this individual’s Life, Liberty, and Property. He doesn’t deserve it.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 4:09:07 PM PST by SkiKnee
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To: Thomas; Walker
Thomas Walker at Iowa State University

Hey Idiot!

You're paid to be there to teach a specific subject matter...not to deliver anti-American political propaganda.

Now, do we have his facebook page, home address and phone number?

9 posted on 12/13/2011 4:12:36 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: exDemMom

Hmm, I have as well. I did when I was in Sheridan WY.

Thanks. If there are other suggestions, I would love to hear them. I am not from this area, so I don’t know much, but I would love to hear from anyone who is.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 4:21:59 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know what this clown deserves ... sounds like ... a good bass kicking


11 posted on 12/13/2011 4:24:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In this wonderful Christmas season, I pray that the Lord turns Thomas Walker's heart toward love of those who so valiantly protect him...at Iowa State University.

In Jesus name, amen.

5.56mm

12 posted on 12/13/2011 4:28:58 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: exDemMom

Unfortunately they only have facilities in Kileen, and San Antonio.

That’s an hour drive for me one way to San Antonio.

I’ll think about that, but I think I can find something a bit closer.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 4:30:12 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what an a**hole... damn I wish we’d bring back public floggings...


14 posted on 12/13/2011 4:34:31 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He just expressed the majority opinion of the faculty lounge. Guess he wasn't briefed on not letting the cat out of the bag until the revolution starts.

Ditto on your faculty insight. I just wonder if they aren't sending jackasses like him out to try an inflame the revolution into starting, so that they can counterattack it. OWS smelled like that kind of op from the beginning.

I believe a God's grace is keeping America calm despite hellacious provocation from demonic forces.

15 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:28 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: SkiKnee

Well said.

“Ok...all you freedom hating lefties...line up over here...all the rest, over here.”

I’d love that.

Every mouth this kind of stuff emanates from is a coward’s mouth.

Call them on it...heck Raise them!


16 posted on 12/13/2011 4:41:46 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: exDemMom

Up yours Walker, you unAmerican jerk!

https://www.uso.org/donate/


17 posted on 12/13/2011 4:42:09 PM PST by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender! REMEMBER NEDA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

have they no tar; have they no feathers; have they no rails?


18 posted on 12/13/2011 4:46:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly")
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To: BenKenobi

Check with the American Legion and VFW posts in your area.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 4:48:53 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly")
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To: BenKenobi

There’s a VFW just down from me. I think I’ll help out there. :)


20 posted on 12/13/2011 4:49:37 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yep that’s perfect advice. Thanks so much!

If we all put some time in, we can show this moron what’s really going on.


21 posted on 12/13/2011 4:51:34 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Regents Address Controversial Letter In ISU Paper

By Diane Heldt, Reporter

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Regents-Address-Controversial-Letter-In-ISU-Paper-135291298.html

Regent President Pro Tem Bruce Rastetter said Thursday the board wanted to be clear that the regents do not share Walker’s opinion.

I, along with many Iowans, was offended and disgusted by the unfortunate and highly inappropriate remarks made against our soldiers in uniform,” Rastetter said. “Not only did Mr. Walker insult our sons and daughters in uniform – he also questioned the kind and humanitarian efforts made by our students to ensure that our soldiers know we care about them and are exceedingly grateful for their service.”

22 posted on 12/13/2011 5:03:01 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surely someone’s fist performed needed dental work on this vermin’s incisors!


23 posted on 12/13/2011 5:19:19 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Texas Fossil; 2ndDivisionVet
“I, along with many Iowans, was offended and disgusted by the unfortunate and highly inappropriate remarks made against our soldiers in uniform,” Rastetter said. “Not only did Mr. Walker insult our sons and daughters in uniform – ...

Looks like he just found out ISU isn't UC-Berkeley.

Wonder if his contract will be renewed?

24 posted on 12/13/2011 7:01:19 PM PST by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is my e-mail to Thomas walker:

Tommy.....I am embarassed to have a degree from ISU and will inform the alumni board that from now on I will be using my funds to support the troops as long as ISU has the funds to employ @ssholes like you. It is the brave soldiers who protect our Constitution that give you the freedom to spout your verbal diarrhea and give me the right to tell you what a low life, lower than whale shit on the bottom of the ocean, pond scum sucking magot you are.

BTW1...I sent a package several years ago to a young soldier stationed in Iraq whose mother and father had died and did not have family to send him a package. So, not all soldiers have families to send them packages and furthermore it is none of your damn business to tell others what they should do with their time and money. Elitists like you think it is your right to tell everyone else how they should live their lives but God forbid if we tell you how to live your life.

BTW2....Thomas Walker at Iowa State University, where he is a lecturer “in the intensive English and orientation program”? This class sounds like a worthless waste of taxpayer funds and a waste of time for students. On the other hand......I would love an opportunity to pass along some “Intensive English” to you.

Merry Christmas!!!!!


25 posted on 12/13/2011 7:37:02 PM PST by IAGeezer912 (If government ownership of business is so great, why aren't the N. Koreans filthy rich?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s an idiot and here’s why: many students today are veterans. One of them might walk up to him in class while he’s lecturing and knock his teeth out. Perhaps while wearing a prosthetic.


26 posted on 12/13/2011 7:50:47 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: IAGeezer912

Here is what I sent:

“I read in Tuesday’s Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn’t the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don’t their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren’t GIs paid enough to buy what they need, and even what they want? … Necessities should be doled out to people who really need them and who might get them if not for the hundreds of billions of dollars being funneled to the Pentagon in the greatest squandering of money on the planet.”

Really?

You actually make me embarassed to have a degree from ISU. It is those brave soldiers — away from their families, friends and loved ones — who protect our Constitution and freedom. And all you can do is publicly diss and humiliate our soldiers and the people that are honored to send them Christmas gifts. Really?

There are many reasons that make me proud of my home state and my alma mater, but you sir, are not one of them.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 8:30:31 PM PST by iowagal
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To: ApplegateRanch
When the chairman of the board of directors makes a statement as that, I doubt it.

I do not know about the culture of an Iowa University, but I know about a couple here and a either of them, this would be a career killer.

Wonder if he will receive and unexpected Christmas gift? “a pink slip”.

I hate what these cretin are doing to the culture and civility of this nation.

Unlike Obastard said, We ARE still a Christian nation.

28 posted on 12/14/2011 2:14:45 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: IAGeezer912
It is the brave soldiers who protect our Constitution that give you the freedom to spout your verbal diarrhea and give me the right to tell you what a low life, lower than whale shit on the bottom of the ocean, pond scum sucking magot you are.

Oh, dear. I do hope you spelled "maggot" correctly in your actual email. That vermin will no doubt use misspellings to confirm to himself that he is so much more intelligent than pro-military zealots (as he would deem us).

29 posted on 12/14/2011 2:50:08 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wouldn't even wish it on this guy but he's obviously never seen the front( wish he could spend a week with our soldiers in the front his essay his only food, his only defense), the time away from loved ones, from family, from sharing a crinkled picture tucked away in a cover ofr a wallet, of a prayer and a hope so far away locked and loaded defending some mountain FOB eating MRE's and hoping to God the mortars and that dam**d sniper just gives them all one night of rest.

No money can be paid to a man( or women these days) that lays down his life for his brothers, his sisters, defends his country with selflessness while professors in America spew their hate. "Tis the season to lecture how to be a scoungy scrooge.

Prideful prick!

30 posted on 12/15/2011 10:19:49 AM PST by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, "...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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