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St. Olaf professor steals McCain signs
Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | November 1, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/01/2008 1:17:43 PM PDT by RGPII

Last update: November 1, 2008 - 12:47 PM

NORTHFIELD, Minn. - A professor has confessed on a national blog to stealing Republican presidential campaign signs in southern Minnesota.

Philip Busse wrote about the thefts on Huffington Post, a liberal news Web site and blog in a post dated Thursday. He is a visiting professor in the theater department at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

In the article titled "Confessions of a Lawn Sign Stealer," Busse admits to stealing seven McCain/Palin lawn signs along Hwy. 19 near St. Olaf.

In an e-mail to the Northfield News, Busse expressed remorse, saying it was "immature and impetuous." He says he is disappointed most readers have focused on the thefts and not the larger issues of his writing. ___

Information from: Northfield News, http://northfieldnews.com

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: academia; duplicate; huffingtonpost; mccain; minnesota; searchworks; theft
What a dimwit: glorifying in this on the Huffington blog. Sorry if this has been published and feel free to delete. By the way, Northfield where this happened I guess is where the James gang lost a big showdown at the bank.
1 posted on 11/01/2008 1:17:44 PM PDT by RGPII
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In an e-mail to the Northfield News, Busse expressed remorse, saying it was "immature and impetuous." He says he is disappointed most readers have focused on the thefts and not the larger issues of his writing.

A punk by any other name is still a punk.

You want people to start taking you seriously? Stop stealing stuff that doesn't belong to you.

2 posted on 11/01/2008 1:21:41 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: RGPII

I’ll take the James boys over this nitwit...


3 posted on 11/01/2008 1:22:47 PM PDT by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: RGPII
What a nut...at least he admits stealing unlike his buddy Obama.

RightWingIt.com

4 posted on 11/01/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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In an e-mail to the Northfield News, Busse expressed remorse, saying it was "immature and impetuous." He says he is disappointed most readers have focused on the thefts and not the larger issues of his writing.

How about the even larger issue of his character, as evidenced by the thefts?

5 posted on 11/01/2008 1:23:00 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/)
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To: justlurking

St. Olaf’s Lutheran College, I have no problem with, but it costs an arm and a leg to send a student there I understand. How’d this guy ever get hired?


6 posted on 11/01/2008 1:24:00 PM PDT by RGPII (No O-Bortions.)
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So, this "professor" is upset that people are angry with his stealing and denying the free speech of others, rather than seeing things way. Is that about right?

St. Olaf administrators, I just bet you are proud you have this guy teaching your students. The next time you hit up folks for donations, do make sure you have his photo on the brochure.

7 posted on 11/01/2008 1:24:44 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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The next time you hit up folks for donations, do make sure you have his photo on the brochure.

Rather than pictures of gorgeous blonde co-eds of Scandinavian descent? That'll work.

8 posted on 11/01/2008 1:27:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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He's a "visiting professor".

I suspect his visit is about to end, prematurely.

9 posted on 11/01/2008 1:27:38 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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Maybe he can’t afford porn mags.


10 posted on 11/01/2008 1:30:42 PM PDT by Salamander (http://theuniversalseduction.com/articles/?c=Obama)
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To: RGPII

Been having an ongoing battle with Obama thugs who are stealing THESE signs here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


OBAMA: supported by thugs, anti-Americans, terrorists, and illegal ACORN voters
McCAIN: supported by hard-working Americans.

These signs literally drive Democrats NUTS!!!

Seriously. They have been driving around trying to guess when and where I post these signs along the roadways.


11 posted on 11/01/2008 1:35:24 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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With this nut job's photo on the front, at least it would be truth in advertising.

I am sure St. Olaf has some lovely young ladies attending classes. But, after almost 10 years of working in academia I can safely say that egocentric liberals are more frequently found on campus than super models of Nordic descent.

12 posted on 11/01/2008 1:37:07 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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These are the puerile left wingers that are teaching your children. These people never grew up.


13 posted on 11/01/2008 1:37:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Obama is a neo-Marxist)
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Ah, yes...Northfield. “The town of cows, colleges, and contentment...” St. Olaf’s on the west side, Carleton on the east side. FULL TO BURSTING with the usual suspects. My poor relatives...


14 posted on 11/01/2008 1:38:19 PM PDT by redhead (ALASKA; Step out of the bus, and into the food chain)
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To: Volunteer

We watch St. Olaf’s Christmas concert on PBS every year. They have a fair percentage of willowy Scandinavian lovelies. (In Lutheran choir robes, of course :-). Nonetheless, I’m sure the faculty is heavy on batty libs.


15 posted on 11/01/2008 1:50:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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St. Olaf is affiliated with the ELCA, the more liberal branch of Lutheranism in the US (as opposed to the Missouri Synod, which is pretty conservative). It's not inexpensive, but it is a relative bargain: about $8-10,000 per year less than East or West coast private liberal arts colleges in it's class (US News top 50 liberal arts colleges) and still need blind admissions. One of my daughters is a fairly recent graduate; she really liked St. Olaf.

I checked on the website, this guy is a Theater Instructor, pretty junior non-tenure track faculty; probably a 1 year appointment. I have written to the President of the college - no more money until this guy is gone.

16 posted on 11/01/2008 1:59:04 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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He says he is disappointed most readers have focused on the thefts and not the larger issues of his writing. ___

In other words, professor thug is saying, "yes, I'm a d@ned filthy lowlife criminal, but I'm also an attention whore, LOOK AT ME!"
17 posted on 11/01/2008 2:01:38 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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Standard procedure for the left. None of this will be in the news.


18 posted on 11/01/2008 2:10:28 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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Stupid liberal.


19 posted on 11/01/2008 2:13:54 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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They have a fair percentage of willowy Scandinavian lovelies.

Walking around campus in the late Spring is pretty amazing... more blondes than anywhere west of Oslo (Bergensers tend to be dark haired - German blood from the Hanseatic league days...)

20 posted on 11/01/2008 2:15:02 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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LOL! I suppose in late spring, they take their parkas off?


21 posted on 11/01/2008 2:18:23 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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Actually, they were mostly dressed in very un-Lutheran short shorts and skimpy tank tops the last warm day I was there. Very fetching. Nice, polite kids, brains freshly-scrubbed by the leftist humanities faculty. Still, there was an overwhelming sense of wholesomeness that transcended the rest of the usual college decadence.


22 posted on 11/01/2008 2:27:31 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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Wow. I’m surprised that you would give money there in the first place.


23 posted on 11/01/2008 2:52:08 PM PDT by Seven Minute Maniac
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Wow. I’m surprised that you would give money there in the first place.

Our daughter who went to St. Olaf had a wonderful experience, including her Great Conversations (a Western canon great books program for freshmen and sophomores) program, Oslo Summer, and Global Semester abroad programs. As I said, compared to the other schools she was considering, St. Olaf was a bargain - probably $40,000 less over 4 years. I give to the colleges and universities from which I've received my various degrees and thought giving money to music programs and scholarships at St. Olaf was good thing.

24 posted on 11/01/2008 3:00:32 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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St. Olaf professor steals McCain signs
25 posted on 11/01/2008 3:25:58 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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