SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

February 03, 2005

Shot Down

Marquette University says 'no' to Republican students' plan

CHICAGO (Reuters) -- A Catholic university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has blocked an attempt by Republican students to raise money for a group called "Adopt a Sniper" that raises money for U.S. sharp-shooters in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So it's wrong to support the troops?


The students were selling bracelets bearing the motto "1 Shot 1 Kill No Remorse I Decide".

While some may find the motto offensive it is the grim reality of the duties a sniper must perform.

"Clearly the rhetoric of that organization raised some questions and we had some strong objections as a Jesuit university," Marquette University school spokeswoman Brigid O'Brien said Thursday.

So what they are saying is that the Catholic community doesn't enjoy their freedoms? They don't agree with supporting the military?

The students, representing a group called College Republicans, originally got permission to set up a table at the student union to raise money for U.S. troops in Iraq.

But they chose to promote a group called Adopt a Sniper, which says on its Web site it supports snipers deployed by the United States armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The group says it "helps real snipers get the real gear they need to help keep us safe."

OK, so let me get this straight, they were willing to let the College Republicans support the other half million or so that have been involved with the war on terror, but not the sniper? It is ok to kill, but not from a distance? Where is the logic? The sniper has one of the most dangerous duties in our armed forces. More often than not they are alone or if lucky maybe with one other scout/sniper. Not to put one organization ahead of another, but I have great respect for the sniper and theirs is a worthy cause.

The brainchild of a Texas police SWAT officer Adopt a Sniper ( has raised thousands of dollars in cash and gear to supplement the kit of sharp shooters in U.S. combat platoons.


Among products sold on the site is a $15 coin with the imprinted phrase "Assistance From A Distance."

So screw Marquette University. Follow the link above and ADOPT A SNIPER

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at February 3, 2005 03:41 PM

I sure can't afford to now, but if any of your readers would like to buy a coin in my name, I'd be honored.

And screw Marquette. It's time the eggheads realized that wishing for a world of "goodness and light" doesn't cut it. It takes tough, dedicated men and women and the people who support their efforts. Keep your Kumbaya for someone who gives a damn.

Posted by: Mamamontezz at February 3, 2005 03:54 PM

Yeah, eff marquette. Marquette's problem is, there marquette...... The sniper should be finding them. ha HA!

Posted by: The Middle Slagle at February 3, 2005 11:41 PM
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