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(Fox News)   Marine told he is no longer a Texas resident because he was away in Iraq   ( foxnews.com) divider line
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2005-08-17 09:40:13 PM  
This sorta reminds me of the time I was coming home from Korea on leave...dressed in my US Army class A uniform...and the customs/immigration folks at SFO weren't going to let me in the USA because my bags were on a different flight, which was the airlines fault.

Luckily, all the noise of me and a bunch of other passengers giving the guy a hard time about not letting a United States soldier into the United States attracted the attention of an airlines representative, who finally convinced the customs guy the baggage thing was their fault and not mine.

I didn't get my bags (which had a bunch of Xmas presents for my family) until 1 day before my return flight (5 days after Xmas).
2005-08-17 09:40:14 PM  

Nice try....
2005-08-17 09:40:40 PM  
No longer a Texas resident. How can that be a bad thing?
2005-08-17 09:41:20 PM  
How is that lucky? Texas is so much better off for people who have served, not only do we have the GI Bill but also this nice gift called the Hazzlewood Act which pretty much pays for a bachelors degree, good stuff, I <3 Texas he'll get his shiat straightened out, and yes Austin is quite liberal but that would be expected considering one of the largest universities in the United States is located there... but luckily the state legislature took power away from the city council or we'd be just as bad those cities in calie-fornya HAHA PWNED and wtf are you talking about MRNEUTRON where the phuck else would he be resident to? IRAQ?!
2005-08-17 09:41:48 PM  
Ya know, for giving him the runaround on this... his first semester should be on the house. This should have been caught by the freaking level one supervisor. There are already exemptions on the books to cover this. cocktards.
2005-08-17 09:42:30 PM  
2005-08-17 09:44:17 PM  
christ, i mean, its ok to be whatever politically. But jebus, i dont see why they just give the kid a break i mean he was in Iraq. Doesn't that count for anything? x.x

2005-08-17 09:45:34 PM  
http://www.austincc.edu/utility_pages/contact.php Here's the link to the college comment if you'd like to tell them how much they suck.
2005-08-17 09:45:40 PM  
My mothers boyfriend was in the Air Force. He did his twenty years, and retired. Since he was in the military, they paid for his college tution.

Of course he went to the most expensive school he could. He wasn't paying for it! The Air Force was!
2005-08-17 09:45:54 PM  
meh, just make up for it and give him a year of totalfark.
2005-08-17 09:46:09 PM  
Don't Mess With Tex...

Ah, screw it.

fark TEXAS!
2005-08-17 09:46:36 PM  
Maybe this was already asked, but what exactly was he if he wasn't a texas resident?
2005-08-17 09:47:12 PM  
Texas: No State Income Tax

They should put that on our license plates
2005-08-17 09:47:26 PM  
Heh he probably wants to be a part of the Hazzlewood Act, can't blame him...
2005-08-17 09:47:58 PM  
As is often the case, the press didn't quite get everything relevant included on this story. And a lot of posts in this thread are ranting and raving about liberals, the stupid government, stupid Texas, etc. etc. without bothering to do a quick search to see if there is another side to a story that it is pretty obvious there may be another side to.


He didn't lose his residency because he was in Iraq, he lost it because he enlisted in Louisiana, which is where he finished high school. The article says that members of the military are presumed to maintain residency in the state where they enlisted.
2005-08-17 09:48:01 PM  
yea, well guess what, bush has nothing to do with the Texas Education Board...as we all know, those are controlled by democrats and other liberals, so don't be too quick and jump to conclusions
2005-08-17 09:48:48 PM  
Yes, but he does qualify for in-state tuition at Baghdad Technical School.
2005-08-17 09:49:23 PM  
And yet Dubya is considered a Texan even though his family is to Maine what the Kennedys are to Massachusetts, and he is Yankee educated. I heard DeVry University is more than willing to help this guy out.
2005-08-17 09:49:34 PM  
this would be like saying bush is no longer the president since he was away in texas
2005-08-17 09:49:54 PM  
2005-08-17 09:53:20 PM  
If he's dumb enough to join the army, he's too dumb for college.
2005-08-17 09:53:57 PM  
why am i not surprised... my university went of of their way to screw me over at every opportunity, too...
2005-08-17 09:54:47 PM  
Easy Bong...you must have missed the sarcasm in my post.
2005-08-17 09:56:10 PM  

Holy Chrxst! You wanna borrow my Fascist tag for a bit?
2005-08-17 09:56:41 PM  
How many officials there drive SUVs with Support Our Troops ribbons?
2005-08-17 09:57:23 PM  
And yet Dubya is considered a Texan

Well, he does spend more time there than he does in Washington.
2005-08-17 09:59:20 PM  
Considering how many US soldiers falsely claim residence in Texas just to take advantage of the state's lack of income taxm, they can suck it.

As a perfect example, George Herbert Walker Bush, a Conneticut resident who claimed Texas status while President.
2005-08-17 10:08:07 PM  

/end it now
2005-08-17 10:08:34 PM  
I'm glad I read ACC's reply, otherwise I'd get all up in arms....

As a Marine (Prior Service), I'm sensitive to such things.

But the educator was right: If his Home of Record is not Texas when he gets transferred into Texas, he's not a resident of Texas. In fact, he's not obligated to pay state taxes (he is to his HOR state), he can keep his HOR drivers' license, etc. I used that little loophole to avoid paying state taxes for the time I was in college (USNA) and in the USMC. California (at the time) had no obligatory state tax for any military stationed outside the state.

Now, even if he has a Texas DL, residence, voters' card, etc, he still isn't a legal "resident" of Texas.

The guy has an out, which JamesBong has noted.

BTW TedDalton, once your home of record is set when you enter the military, it cannot be changed, except under very specific and (usually) extraordinary circumstances. At least, that's the way it used to be when I was in (1984-1994).

This is an example of the press not doing its research, not a Marine that is wronged. (I can note at three errors in that article.)

//nothing to see here. move along....
2005-08-17 10:08:41 PM  
BobtheFascist: considering they don't get paid shiat to do their jobs

would that be the jobs they signed up by their own free will? I don't think we should be in Iraq, but I can't stand when the soldiers biatch about it. They signed up for military service, which means that at some point in their careers with the military they could get shot at and could be killed.

And all of the whining about having their length of service extended - it has happened in every war. I happened to my one grandfather in WWII and my other grandfather in Korea. If you didn't want to go to war, you should not have signed up for the military, where it is your job to follow the orders not whine about them.
2005-08-17 10:09:19 PM  
I think everyone is missing what is really going on here. The school is taking advantage of him on a minor technicality because I'm sure he's going there under the GI bill, so it's the taxpayer that's paying the increased rate.

That's why the school could care less and they were hoping he wouldn't make a big deal about it and now they can't lose face

You are a moron who has obviously never been in the military and knows nothing about the GI Bill. For one, the GI Bill is something you EARN, not some hand out. It is part of the deal when you sign up.

You give up many of your civil rights and 4 years of your life, and agree to go get shot at in foreign shiite-holes if the President deems it necessary, and in return the taxpayer agrees to give you a paycheck and money for college when you get out (assuming you survive).

That being the case, the money goes to you, not directly to your college. Everyone with the GI Bill gets a flat rate set by the government. If that amount is more than your tuition, you get to keep the difference (since it is your money, you earned it). Thus, the former soldier using his hard-earned GI Bill funds definitely does care what tuition he is being charged.

You should really check the facts before you go popping off like that; it just makes you look ignorant.

Also, this is really a non-issue. According to Federal Law a soldier may designate any state he chooses as his home of record, even if he does not live there. For my 4 years stationed in Washington I maintained California (where I grew up) as my home of record, yet had no trouble getting resident tuition at the UW.
2005-08-17 10:10:35 PM  
meh, just make up for it and give him a year of totalfark.

Well that covers the first 50 cents...
2005-08-17 10:11:25 PM  
Well, what do you expect. This is how republicans treat veterans. Look at the cuts they made to the VA.
2005-08-17 10:14:39 PM  
LordPomposity, you started out well, but I think you overplayed your hand.
2005-08-17 10:17:46 PM  

If he's dumb enough to join the army, he's too dumb for college.

He's a Marine, not a soldier.

/world of difference....
2005-08-17 10:19:06 PM  
could care less

could care less = you care at least a little bit
couldn't care less = you don't care at all

It drives me up the wall when that gets mixed up
2005-08-17 10:19:32 PM  

And yet Dubya is considered a Texan even though his family is to Maine what the Kennedys are to Massachusetts, and he is Yankee educated.

Well, he never did any real military service....

/just sayin'....
2005-08-17 10:21:07 PM  
That's what the idiot gets for going to war on the orders of that terrorist piece of shiat in the White House.
2005-08-17 10:22:28 PM  
I was thinking the same thing. They just wanted the extra money from the government.
2005-08-17 10:22:35 PM  
He Is Not A Texan!

He listed a different state as his permanent address!

ACC gave him a scholarship anyway!

people actually serious about their bashing texas about this appear to be vapid anti-anything-republican sheep who didn't do their homework.

perhaps I'm wrong. Maybe they are just dumb.
2005-08-17 10:22:42 PM  
What asshats. He doesn't need the education now anyway. After his lawyers take care of the school he'll be set for life.
2005-08-17 10:24:09 PM  
this has nothing to do with his time in the military, it has to do with his time living in a another state and claiming that as his residence before and during his service.
2005-08-17 10:25:13 PM  
anomaly... waht law did ACC violate? They are forbideen by law to grant in state tuition to people from other states! they had no choice.
2005-08-17 10:26:52 PM  
1bad65 - I didnt think Austin was that much part of Texas! wow! I thought Austin was a lot more liberal
2005-08-17 10:36:05 PM  
Wait a second. I thought college people were the smartest and most patriotic citizens in the country? John Kerry practically made it his campaign slogan. You don't suppose liberals were lying about that, do you?
2005-08-17 10:36:17 PM  
Faux Comedy News Channel, as usual, tells half the story.

2005-08-17 10:36:32 PM  
Hopefully he's a Republican. Veterans are only given the respect they deserve by this Administration when they're Republicans.
2005-08-17 10:38:14 PM  
Hooray for ACC, finally sticking it to those damn killers who went to Iraq to murder people! There's nothing we libruls like better than denying education to people, even if it denies us the opportunity to indoctrinate them into our communist terrorist ways!

/i don't think so
2005-08-17 10:38:57 PM  
Major Irony alert here.

And yes, this is a level of irony that will even pass the scrutiny of the irony police here. Or should.
2005-08-17 10:40:22 PM  
If he's no longer a Texan and has been serving in Iraq...does that make him an Iraqi citizen now? I'm confused!
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