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Soldier at Ron Paul rally could face legal trouble
AP via SFGate ^ | 1/5/12

Posted on 01/05/2012 4:23:41 PM PST by SmithL

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- The military is investigating an Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate.

At a Paul rally on Tuesday night in Iowa, Cpl. Jesse Thorsen stood at a podium wearing his military fatigues and said the congressman's foreign policy was "hands down better than any other candidate's."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: activeduty; aids; anal; campaigning; homoactivist; ronpaul; roundmouth; thoreson

1 posted on 01/05/2012 4:23:54 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Soldier at Ron Paul rally could face legal trouble

COULD!? How about MUST!

2 posted on 01/05/2012 4:25:24 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SmithL

yes, and besides the consequence of his appearing in Uniform, I also think he should have a consequence for being a moron.


3 posted on 01/05/2012 4:27:44 PM PST by sockmonkey (He's not perfect, but Perry is no wussy boy)
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To: sockmonkey

There go the stripes!


4 posted on 01/05/2012 4:30:32 PM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Old Sarge

It’s a pretty darn basic rule.


5 posted on 01/05/2012 4:31:14 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SmithL

I saw that and I am very disappointed in Ron Paul for allowing that to happen. The man was in uniform. Paul as an officer knows that is not allowed. Big minus for Paul for allowing a fellow service men to break the code. In cives no big deal, in uniform is a no no and Paul knows that.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Old Sarge

As well he should face trouble! The lad is lucky someFirst Shirt is not giving him wall to wall counselling about now, too! Stupid fool........which, considering he is for Ron Paul, is redundant!


7 posted on 01/05/2012 4:32:37 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: SmithL

Has it been even determined if he is a real soldier? A quick search on this guy when this came up resulted in mugshots and police records- but no indication of military service.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 4:33:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: SmithL

Paul sure does love his military props.


9 posted on 01/05/2012 4:34:34 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Old Sarge

Prosecute him and all the gays who have been marching in pride parades in their uniforms or chaining themselves to the White House gates, as well.


10 posted on 01/05/2012 4:36:45 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: SmithL

http://florida.arrests.org/Arrests/Jesse_Thorsen_3040590/


11 posted on 01/05/2012 4:38:14 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

You might find this interesting.
http://www.gq.com/news-politics/blogs/death-race/2012/01/ron-paul-soldier-felon.html


12 posted on 01/05/2012 4:46:37 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: jpsb

Agree.


13 posted on 01/05/2012 4:57:22 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: SmithL
TO appear at a political event to express support or otherwise, in uniform is a really big NO NO. This reservist is in deep kimshsi!
14 posted on 01/05/2012 5:23:26 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: svcw

I’d act shocked...


15 posted on 01/05/2012 6:03:46 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: SmithL

I was at this event. The Paul campaign’s email invitation hit my mobile as I was leaving my caucus site, and I headed down there on an impulse. It seemed that a lot of other people did the same, and this was probably the case with the young soldier. The aborted CNN hallway interview introduced him as a first-time Iowa caucus participant.

I’m not assuming that Ron Paul aimed to parade a uniformed serviceman on stage. Paul bustled in through the rear of the hotel soon before mounting the stage. He invited this young man up through the hallway entry on the opposite side. It’s likely that a volunteer simply told Paul that a war veteran had just been cut off from having his say. The soldier had obviously not prepared himself to be a speaker, he looked dazed up there, and he did cut it short.

This was a collection of clumsiness. Almost all Iowa caucus campaign events are set up and run by volunteers and local amateurs. Many of them are young, and all of them mean well. Some of them are more enthusiastic than adroit. The candidate blows in at the last minute. Some times things get muddled up.

It was permissible for this soldier to attend his precinct caucus in uniform, but he screwed up by not changing into civilian clothes before heading to the rally. I hope his CO does punish him...very mildly. The young man made a Sad Sack spectacle of himself on national TV. That’s a self-punishing mistake if there ever was one.


16 posted on 01/06/2012 3:13:16 AM PST by Iowa Slim
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To: fizmath; DarthVader; Old Sarge; Vendome; mkjessup; 50mm; Servant of the Cross

A new PaulPot in out midst.


18 posted on 01/06/2012 8:20:19 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: fizmath; SmithL; Old Sarge; Vendome; mkjessup; 50mm; Servant of the Cross
PaulBot ZOT!!

19 posted on 01/06/2012 10:00:06 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: SmithL

Not anymore!


20 posted on 01/06/2012 10:07:29 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: DarthVader

Wow! I’m almost never in before the Zot!


21 posted on 01/06/2012 11:17:36 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised if you see more of that behavior)
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To: SmithL

Nuked the post as well as the troll. I bet that was Ralph...


22 posted on 01/07/2012 11:46:28 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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