Gary Sinise is a Hollywood actor, he played a role as ‘Lt. Dan’ in the Tom Hanks movie of ‘Forrest Gump’. Sinise is well known for all his support and service that he does for veterans through the Gary Sinise Foundation. He is a strong supporter of our military and veterans. Gary Sinise is a patriot.
So recently when an idiotic teacher in California went off and degraded our military. As you can imagine Gary Sinise wasn’t too happy about it. Gary Sinise rarely blasts his horn against anyone, so for someone to rile him it…well it takes a lot.
First, it came out that the Pico Rivera, California, teacher — who also sits on the city council there — had gone on a long rant about how those who are in the military are “dumbs***s” and how “your freaking stupid Uncle Louie” would be the only type of person who would sacrifice for their country.
Then came the backlash. He was put on administrative leave by the El Rancho Unified School District, according to the Whittier Daily News, and was even chastised by the Department of Defense.
Now, the legendary “Lt. Dan” is coming out against the teacher.
In a tweet, actor Gary Sinise — best known for his role as Tom Hanks’ commanding officer in “Forrest Gump” — ripped Salcido and his “stupidity & ignorance,” calling what he had done an “outrageous insult.”
For those of you who are late to the party, Salcido became famous for this rant (Warning: Some bad language ahead):
The rant was apparently sparked by a student wearing a Marines shirt inside the classroom.
“We got a bunch of dumbs***s over there,” Salcido said.
“Think about the people who you know who are over there, your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whoever. They’re dumbs***s.
“They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the freaking lowest of our low. Not morally. I’m not saying they make bad moral decisions. They’re not talented people.”
It didn’t take long for pretty much everybody to jump on Salcido’s words, including the Pentagon.
“I have seen maybe a few things that he said that were very uninformed, and I think that’s an excellent example of who we would like to connect with, and inform them with an accurate image of those who are serving and why they serve,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Amber Smith, according to the Washington Examiner. (Smith, by the way, is one of those “freaking stupid” patriots who joined the military and piloted an Army helicopter in Iraq and Afghanistan prior to taking her previous position, according to the Examiner.)
Gary Sinise, known for his dedication to veterans’ causes, also thought along the same vein. However, he was somewhat less polite. Sinise posted on Twitter:
Such stupidity & ignorance of this so called teacher in CA. regarding the intelligence of men & women serving our country overseas. An outrageous insult to all who have served, including former presidents of the United States. Feeling sad for his students. http://abc11.com/education/teacher-under-fire-for-anti-military-rant-in-classroom/2998988/ …
“Such stupidity & ignorance of this so called teacher in CA. regarding the intelligence of men & women serving our country overseas,” Sinise wrote Sunday.
“An outrageous insult to all who have served, including former presidents of the United States. Feeling sad for his students.”
Gary Sinise is usually a pretty laid-back guy. However, when it comes to Salcido’s case, even Gary Sinise couldn’t hold back.
Feeling more outraged by this each moment.He can certainly have his opinion.R citizens R free 2 express that because that freedom is preserved by those he disparages,but his ignorance & his claims are baffling and wrong. And this guy teaches high school?Not right.
It is amazing that this Salcido character even has a teaching job, but I did say it was in California right? What do they care about our military, our education or our Constitution, especially when it comes to bringing in more votes from illegals in California and supporting Sanctuary cities. My guess is this Salcido thug, also doesn’t even know who Kate Steinle is either. What do you think?
Maybe since this teacher is now on administrative and paid leave, he’d like to go on a little sabbatical to say Afghanistan. Maybe spend a few weeks with the troops on the front lines. Maybe even find out through first hand experience how much skill and brains it takes to survive in a war with terrorists. What say you Mr. Salcido?
In the meantime, I hope Americans will continue to support Gary Sinise and the Gary Sinise Foundation that supports our military and veterans. It’s not often we have a patriot in Hollywood fighting for our military and patriots.
Thanks Gary for all that you do to support our military! God Bless You!