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Professor ousted after tearing down McCain yard signs
www.politico.com ^ | 11/04/08 | Johnathan Harris

Posted on 11/04/2008 9:44:20 AM PST by 50sDad

The St. Olaf (Northfield, Minn.) professor who, in a well-read Huffington Post item, recounted tearing down McCain campaign signs has resigned.

Per the Northfield News, it appears that Philip Busse was forced out.

St. Olaf spokesman David Gonnerman issued the following statement Monday afternoon:

"The St. Olaf College administration first learned of Phil Busse's self-admitted theft and destruction of campaign signs on the morning of Oct. 31 as a result of his posting on the Internet.

"The St. Olaf administration immediately referred the matter to local law enforcement authorities and commenced an investigation of its own.

"Mr. Busse has tendered his resignation and is no longer affiliated with St. Olaf College." Busse has been charged with misdemeanor theft.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; academicbias; brownshirts; dncbrownshirts; mccain; obama; philbusse; professor; signs; stolenelectionsigns; tear; vandalism
Ha-haw!
1 posted on 11/04/2008 9:44:21 AM PST by 50sDad
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To: 50sDad

There is a good reason they are called the loony left.


2 posted on 11/04/2008 9:45:45 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama is not qualified for the FBI, but he is qualified for the Presidency????)
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To: 50sDad

Another idiot in the Hall of Fame of idiot Obamabots.


3 posted on 11/04/2008 9:47:23 AM PST by Lent
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To: Red in Blue PA

He will be teaching in Chicago next term.


4 posted on 11/04/2008 9:47:58 AM PST by sharkshooting
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To: Red in Blue PA

Loony and stupid


5 posted on 11/04/2008 9:48:24 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: 50sDad

Private college justice!

(I now await all the Golden Girls and Jesse James jokes I’m not clever enough to make.)


6 posted on 11/04/2008 9:48:59 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: 50sDad

7 posted on 11/04/2008 9:49:09 AM PST by jgoldies3
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8 posted on 11/04/2008 9:49:15 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: 50sDad

How Sweeeeet it is!!!

What a Dofuss Professor


9 posted on 11/04/2008 9:49:32 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee, Home of the Shamed)
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To: 50sDad

Wow~

***place snarky comment about him being kept on faculty had he done something more outrageous here***


10 posted on 11/04/2008 9:50:05 AM PST by WKL815 (If the phrase "personal responsibility" makes you defensive, you may be a liberal.)
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To: 50sDad

Obama vandalism is probably a resume enhancer


11 posted on 11/04/2008 9:53:29 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ferengi?.....Probably not, but he sure has the lobes)
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To: 50sDad

“Per the Northfield News, it appears that Philip Busse was forced out.”

Good news from a university, for once!


12 posted on 11/04/2008 9:53:33 AM PST by Joann37
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To: 50sDad

He’ll be immediately hired by Columbia.


13 posted on 11/04/2008 9:55:00 AM PST by Bob J (For every 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, one strikes at it's root.)
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To: bert

Obama has hired him as “morals advisor”.....


14 posted on 11/04/2008 9:55:08 AM PST by Boonie
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To: Joann37

He’ll have the William Ayers chair after Ayers becomes Chief of Homeland Security!


15 posted on 11/04/2008 9:56:40 AM PST by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: 50sDad
Cool! Finally a way to get a left winger out of post highschool education (I refuse to call it higher education anymore. Get rid of the liberal dominance, then we can resume referring to it that way.)

Support Joe the Plumber!!!!! Vote like our lives depend on it!!!

16 posted on 11/04/2008 9:57:02 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (NOBAMA - it is for our future)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Hmm, a college professor? I’m surprised he wasn’t offered tenure.


17 posted on 11/04/2008 9:58:34 AM PST by VA_Gentleman (Moshe Plesser - "I think I did what is expected from every soldier and citizen.")
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To: 50sDad; B-Chan; Bill Dupray

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2120570/posts

Great ending to the string from last week


18 posted on 11/04/2008 10:00:06 AM PST by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee, Home of the Shamed)
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To: 50sDad

Finally a college that takes responsible action when a faculty member goes off the rails.

I searched their website, but couldn’t find what his rank was, or whether he was tenured.

All I could find is that he’s on the faculty list as being in the Theater Department:

Theatre
Brian Bjorklund
Philip Busse
Todd Edwards
Dona Freeman
Gary Gisselman
William Sonnega
Michael Wartman
Jeanne Willcoxon
Karen Wilson


19 posted on 11/04/2008 10:00:42 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 50sDad

And people are paying $30,000 per year to have this LOSER teach their children!


20 posted on 11/04/2008 10:03:42 AM PST by PGR88
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To: 50sDad

Wow, The McCain administration is already fulfilling its promise to help bad teachers find new jobs!


21 posted on 11/04/2008 10:05:56 AM PST by DannyTN (`)
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To: author

Whoa! Not so fast there.

Okay, it’s nice he’s sacked. But how about a month or two of sensitivity training to help him get his mind right? In honor of John Rocker, if nothing else.


22 posted on 11/04/2008 10:08:41 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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To: 50sDad

So we have the other HuffPo guy who wants Joe the Plumber dead, we have Black Panthers in Philadelphia intimidating voters, the nutcase out on the 101 in Southern California yesterday...


23 posted on 11/04/2008 10:10:05 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Cicero

He was brand new to St. Olaf and supposedly only there temporarily.

I am a recent graduate so my rumors are fresh.


24 posted on 11/04/2008 10:11:04 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: Cicero
...[Philip Busse is] on the faculty list as being in the Theater Department

From acting out to out of acting...buh-bye...

25 posted on 11/04/2008 10:16:08 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: 50sDad

Prospects for job not good for this professor - Antioch College is closed (Yellow Springs, Ohio).


26 posted on 11/04/2008 10:18:29 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: 50sDad
OUST BUSSE

FOR GREAT JUSTICE!

27 posted on 11/04/2008 10:21:35 AM PST by uglybiker (1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d 2 g3t l41d)
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To: Bob J
He’ll be immediately hired by Columbia.

Or Duke.

28 posted on 11/04/2008 10:24:35 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("Never underestimate the hungover side of the Force.")
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To: PGR88
And people are paying $30,000 per year to have this LOSER teach their children!

Yea, and then they wonder where they got all those crazy ideas and piercings.

29 posted on 11/04/2008 10:26:49 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: 50sDad


"Amazing!!"
30 posted on 11/04/2008 10:27:40 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Reagan-1976 Palin-2008)
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To: libertarian27

LOL PWNED


31 posted on 11/04/2008 10:33:23 AM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: 50sDad
I like stories that have happy endings.

Note to libs...."Actions have Consequences".

32 posted on 11/04/2008 10:36:36 AM PST by wbill
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To: 50sDad

What a tool!


33 posted on 11/04/2008 10:36:56 AM PST by popdonnelly (Obama is a neo-Marxist)
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To: 50sDad

Cal Berkley will hire him immediately.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 10:39:53 AM PST by RetiredArmy (God speaks & Americans ignore. So, maybe now He is going too act . . . you will notice, believe me.)
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To: 50sDad

A “Nelson Munz” moment if I ever read one!!!


35 posted on 11/04/2008 10:52:52 AM PST by willgolfforfood
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To: Seven Minute Maniac

Thanks. The speed in dealing in it would suggest that he was either an adjunct or a visiting professor or the like. But I don’t have any first-hand knowledge of St. Olaf’s beyond the name and general reputation.


36 posted on 11/04/2008 11:02:48 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 50sDad

Top of the list for Education Secretary in an Obama Administration.


37 posted on 11/04/2008 11:04:21 AM PST by pnuts
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To: 50sDad

It’s about time one of these unAmerican creeps has to answer for his actions in academe!!! Let’s hope this jerk is relegated to working for McDonald’s after this instead of forced upon innocent students.


38 posted on 11/04/2008 11:08:31 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: 50sDad

Once again, someone who has no business teaching has proved it.

To ruin your future (in conservative schools) with a misdemeanor? What does he teach? Who did he teach it to?

Not to worry, the lefties will gather him in and help him lick his wounds and make him a victim-martyr of the “vast right wing conspiracy.”

I’m so glad I’m retired and don’t have to worry about idiobot teachers.


39 posted on 11/04/2008 11:33:29 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (All You Need is Money [Soros] and a Candidate Who Can Be Coached to Look Sincere [Obama]. A. Huxley)
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