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    Professor Resigns After Admitting Theft of McCain Yard Signs

    A visiting professor who blogged about stealing McCain-Palin signs from the yards of Minnesota residents has lost his job because of the thefts.

    FOXNews.com

    Tuesday, November 04, 2008


    A Minnesota professor who admitted on the Huffington Post that he stole campaign signs for John McCain posted along the highway has resigned.

    Phil Busse left his temporary post at St. Olaf College after the school learned of his Oct. 30 posting, "Confessions of a Lawn Sign Stealer," in which the visiting professor admitted to snatching signs from Highway 19 in southeast Minnesota, the Northfield News reported Monday.

    "This summer and autumn it was speckled with McCain signs, their cobalt blue squarely set against the gold and red of fall foliage," he wrote on the Huffington Post. "By early October, however, there were no McCain-Palin campaign signs on the eastbound stretch of Highway 19. It wasn't because loyalties had switched, but because I pulled them out."

    David Gonnerman, a spokesman for St. Olaf College, told the News that the school learned of Busse's actions on Friday.

    "The administration made clear that Mr. Busse's actions were in direct conflict with the college's values and mission and that the college did not in any way condone them," Gonnerman said.

    Busse was a visiting professor and taught one class at the college, introductory media studies. He was charged with misdemeanor theft after he told Rice County law enforcement that he took three yard signs, the News reported.

    In his blog post, Busse said "yanking out the signs and running like a scared rabbit back to my idling car was one of the single-most exhilarating and empowering political acts that I have ever done."

    He faces up to 90 days in jail and or a $1,000 fine, the paper said.
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    I don't know what's more disturbing.

    The fact this man is teaching college students and is dumb enough to post a BLOG about stealing campaign signs...

    or...

    Yeah, he's just dumb. Nevermind.

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    What a moron. I would never pull political signs from someone's yard, even if I despised the candidate.
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    In his blog post, Busse said "yanking out the signs and running like a scared rabbit back to my idling car was one of the single-most exhilarating and empowering political acts that I have ever done."
    Humph.

    When the people finally get pushed hard enough and start to fight back, I wonder what he'll think then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by give.me.liberty View Post
    I don't know what's more disturbing.

    The fact this man is teaching college students and is dumb enough to post a BLOG about stealing campaign signs...

    or...

    Yeah, he's just dumb. Nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnappleLlama View Post
    What a moron. I would never pull political signs from someone's yard, even if I despised the candidate.
    He stole "yard" signs from the highway.

    Is that illegal, or is it picking up litter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    He stole "yard" signs from the highway.

    Is that illegal, or is it picking up litter?
    FTA:
    In his blog post, Busse said "yanking out the signs and running like a scared rabbit back to my idling car was one of the single-most exhilarating and empowering political acts that I have ever done."

    That doesn't sound like picking up litter to me, though I understand what you're saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    He stole "yard" signs from the highway.

    Is that illegal, or is it picking up litter?
    Ahhh, then maybe he should have "relocated them" by stacking them behind a single sign so that they could not be read from the highway.

    The OP said, "A visiting professor who blogged about stealing McCain-Palin signs from the yards of Minnesota residents has lost his job because of the thefts."

    So if that's not a personal property crime, he can have his job back and just lose his retirement benefits 'cause he is still an ass.






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