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Tea Party Marine Suing Corps

Former Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, formerly of Temecula, has argued that the Marine Corps violated his freedom of speech. He was discharged from the Marine Corps for statements he made on Facebook.

Former Marine sergeant Gary Stein—a former Temecula resident who was booted from the Marine Corps this month for anti-Obama statements—plans to sue the Marine Corps, he told supporters on Facebook.

A board handed Stein an “other-than-honorable” discharge last month for . He later clarified his remarks by saying he would not follow any "illegal" orders.

 that he was protected under the First Amendment when he made his comments.

Patch will update the story as it develops.

Stanley May 04, 2012 at 08:12 AM
Why does this traitor get so much coverage?
Popeye May 04, 2012 at 11:02 AM
Good luck with that; Tea Bagger!!!
Don W May 04, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Was he discharged because of his comments or his refusal to obey an order to take the Facebook site down? I thought is was the latter which makes this a whole different story.
michelle May 04, 2012 at 02:42 PM
What's he trying to say...Obama wants him to do illegal things?
Roy McCann May 04, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Thumbs up for all our other service men and women who serve with courage, integrity, discipline and honor, regardless of which political candidate holds highest office.
KitKat11 May 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM
What a sore loser! He did wrong for speaking negatively about his boss and he knew he wasn't supposed to. He's gonna turn into a pandhandler by taking donations from people who think he did right. No one should help him; he needs to learn from this massive. By suing he has told the world that he is pathetic. I work for government too and i'm no brain surgeon, but I know to follow the regulations if I wish to remain employed and be able to feed my family and pay my mortgage. Shame on you Gary! You are selfish and have hurt your family. Now get real and grow up, get a work ethic!
Robin Quivers May 04, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Yeah, good luck with that you snot-nosed little baby. Oh, and I'm sure this will REALLY help you with your real estate company. Grow up!
LBV Collins May 04, 2012 at 06:55 PM
From my perspective, Stein’s “Freedom of Speech” rights weren’t denied. They just had consequences. If I posted comments on Facebook for all to see, noting how much I hate my boss and that I think he’s an idiot… AND that I’m going disobey his orders and not do the job he hired me to do, then I think my boss has the right to fire me.
Only my thought May 04, 2012 at 07:11 PM
This guy is getting on my nerves he should understand their are so many others issues to worry about it that are important he opened his mouth and now he's paying for it
Zygo May 04, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Sad for what he has done to his family and future. Especially after he ignored repeated warnings to cease. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone is entitled to their opinions, but while you are in the military you keep those opinions to yourself - especially if it concerns disrespect for a superior officer. I sure hope his attorney is doing this pro bono, because he is apparently as clueless as Stein.
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 01:14 AM
And poopeye.. Keep running your dumpster. That's all you're good for. So proud, your parents must be.
Popeye May 05, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Yes Flush the Turd Romney the Tea Bagger...your parents are also proud of me!!!
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 10:21 AM
You use that term a lot.. Got something stuck on your tiny brain?
Stanley May 05, 2012 at 04:06 PM
It's always entertaining to read the well thought out comments from our local America-hater. Internal cancer like this turd stand side-by-side with the likes of Al-Qaeda who want to damage our country.
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
How do you know he hates America? Please site when and where he has stood with al Qaeda, or at least when and where he has suggested that.
Popeye May 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
It is well known that Tea Baggers are a terrorist group just like thier counterpart Al Qaeda. They both want to destroy America....Butt boy can't even follow orders from our President..How that for an explanation Flush the Romney Turd 2012...just think you are part of America's listed Hate/Terrorist group..
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Ok, child, I'd like for you to site as many instances of the tea party folks engaging in terrorist activity. In my opinion, you seem to subscribe to hateful thought. You use the term "tea bagger" ad nauseam. Please define the term in your own words.
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 06:29 PM
*More homework for tough guy: I'd like for you to explain "butt boy" for me too.. You're cowardice way of calling the man a fag? If that's the case, maybe you can tone down the hateful verbigeration.
Popeye May 05, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Flush the Romney Turd, look up your own questions..you seem to answer your own questions with the intellect of a dingle berry.
Patrick May 05, 2012 at 07:13 PM
We're not playing dodgeball here. You make indefensible claims and fire off idiotic personal attacks, then cower like a child. That's actually unfair to the average child, considering the low level of intelligence you display. I have a feeling this is not the first or last time you are called out as a dolt. You ought to thank the Lord every day that breathing is an autonomic function. Good luck with your life, you'll certainly need it.
temeculan May 06, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Popeye - You sir, are an ignorant bore with too much time on your hands. I am a Viet-era former military, tax paying, still working full time grandfather and an American and I think you need a good ass-whoopin'. This former Marine made a mistake, no doubt and he needs to drop the suit - but - he's got more courage than a foul mouth fool like you.

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