Jan 31, 2008

Support and Defend 

You all remember the action in Berserkely from last October, right? Round two is on. And it’s time to start droppin’ elbows.
"We are the defenders of democracy, the upholders of the Constitution," said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink. "If it weren't for people like the people in Berkeley, standing up for what they believe, we'd be living under Hitler."
Well, well well. Is that right? YOU are the defenders of democracy. YOU uphold the Constitution. It’s you and the folks in Berserkely that have stood up against Hitler, eh?

Well listen up toots, and listen fucking good. It’s people like my grandfathers (and grandmother) who stood up for what they believed and actually beat THE REAL HITLER. It’s people like my father and my uncles who kept the forces of Soviet communism at bay. And it’s people like me who have raised their right hand and sworn to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and are putting in long hours away from family and friends to ensure that a piece of parchment that sits in a climate controlled, bulletproof case in Washington continues to be the guiding light for this nation. These are all things that you wouldn’t know shit about, you shriveled up, hideous waste of space.

You are much more familiar with sending $600,000 to - and I quote - “the other side” in early 2005 right after our Fallujah offensive, effectively providing cash to Sunni insurgents/al-Qaeda in Iraq that had evaded us during the fighting. You are well versed in protesting our commitment to our allies in South Korea, calling for (along with Cindy Assclown Sheehan) actions that would effectively cede the peninsula to North Korea without us there to stop them from grabbing it. You are thoroughly aware of how to organize violent havoc and rioting in Seattle. And you most certainly know how to praise Hugo Chavez’ snatching of private property and rights in Venezuela and then support the same policies being implemented here in the U.S.

In short, YOU, Medea Benjamin, are the very antithesis of a “defender of democracy and upholder of the Constitution.” I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire. Not because of any fire extinguishing assistance it might lend, but because I’m sure that if my dick was within such close proximity to you it would shrivel up and fall off in protest.

Forget Hitler. You and the rest of your similarly withered, degenerate, crusty “turn on, tune in, drop out” burnout buddies do not have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to a colicky baby. So you spend your time screaming at the top of your lungs at a free government that you know won’t suppress you in any way. You do this to the point that – since the government won’t “torture” you – you “torture” each other.

Last October when this story broke, I thought to myself, “Why in the world do we have an OSO in Berkely? Ain’t nobody in that neighborhood gonna join the Corps.” And then I saw how some normal folks stood up and told Code Pink to get bent, and figured that there was still some worth to having an office there. Now, after this latest round, I don’t care if anyone in Berkeley wants the office there or not. I say we leave it there and reinforce that sumbitch like it was Khe Sanh. It’ll be the thorn in the ass of Medea and all those other “defenders of democracy” who want it gone because it makes them feel inferior. That’s right – INFERIOR.

The truth is, Medea, you slack jawed, droopy-faced, fucking nitwit, that you don’t want this office there because it makes you feel small. It makes you feel dirty. It makes you feel unworthy. And you should. Because you ARE small, dirty, and unworthy. You have spit in the face of those who, for generations, have actually defended democracy, upheld the Constitution, and literally stood up to defeat Hitler – and any reminder of the importance of their actions is also a reminder of the utter worthlessness of yours.

Ultimately, you festering pieces of putrid fecal matter can’t stand the sight of a Marine because it reminds you that you aren’t one. It reminds you that you have done NOTHING with your life that makes a difference. And that being the case, I hope that office stays open whether it signs anybody up or not. I’d happily sit there all day just to know that it pissed you off and reflected your total lack of value. You have never defended democracy, you are completely unacquainted with what it takes to uphold the Constitution, you have never had to actually face down an entity as threatening as Hitler, and you have added nothing to society. In total, you have done jack-shit deserving of the legacy of those Americans who came before you that did all those things and those Americans who you want removed from your sight that are presently doing all those things.

While, as a Marine, I officially make no comment on your actions Medea, as an American, I hope you choke. I hope a satellite lands on you. No, strike that. I hope instead that you live a long life doing exactly what you’re doing now – being completely devoid of significance. I hope you spend every day you walk the earth seething with fevered hatred of those whom you know you could never measure up to. I hope that you die old and alone, looking back on a life that had no impact and left nothing for future generations. That’s what I hope for you, you soulless, spittle-spewing hag. I hope you live a long, angry, empty, worthless life that will be memorialized by no one.



Jan 30, 2008


In the comments to my previous post about "universal" (socialist) health care, reader N. O'Brain worried about the pending birth of a grandchild via military medicine. I said not to worry, and reminded that when you're about to deliver you go to head of the line.

But, once again, British medicine provides the counter point:
Maternity wards are being forced to turn away expectant mothers because they cannot cope with soaring demand from immigrants.

One hospital even had to shut its maternity ward for two months because its staff were needed elsewhere to deliver babies from foreign-born mothers.

An investigation has found the cost of providing maternity services for immigrants has more than doubled in only a decade to £350million a year.
Just in case anyone was wondering what out of control immigration coupled with socialized medicine would look like, that would be it right there.

Jan 28, 2008

Still more fun from the UK 

So, henceforth, any terrorism perpetrated by persons of an Islamic persuasion will be designated "anti-Islamic activity." Britain's Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith, unveiled the new brand name in a speech a few days ago. "There is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorize, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief," she told her audience. "Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic."

Well, yes, one sort of sees what she means. Killing thousands of people in Manhattan skyscrapers in the name of Islam does, among a certain narrow-minded type of person, give Islam a bad name, and thus could be said to be "anti-Islamic" — in the same way that the Luftwaffe raining down death and destruction on Londoners during the Blitz was an "anti-German activity." But I don't recall even Neville Chamberlain explaining, as if to a five-year old, that there is nothing German about the wish to terrorize and invade, and that this is entirely at odds with the core German values of sitting around eating huge sausages in beer gardens while wearing lederhosen.


Yeah, socialized medicine - that's what we need. Just like the UK.
Jerome Bartens was diagnosed as deaf in his right ear when he was just two and has struggled at school ever since. But Jerome, now 11, was suddenly able to hear clearly again as he played with friends in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. He said he heard a popping sound, then found the tip of a cotton wool bud in his ear. His family believe Jerome must have put the bud in his ear as a toddler and the centimetre-long cotton tip came off the plastic stem.
DIAGNOSED AS DEAF. Like as in A DOCTOR SAID SO. Actually, MULTIPLE DOCTORS. For NINE YEARS. Click that link. You gotta see how big the thing is. AND THEY MISSED IT.

Trust me when I say this, as a recipient of the only truly socialized health care system currently active in America - military health care - socialized medicine IS NOT what you're looking for.*

Just remember that come November.
*Military medical is spectacular at shock-trauma treatment, aka battlefield medicine. Where they suck is any type of family care or continuing care situation. I am in year four of a dental procedure that would likely have been completed in a few months out in the private sector. Part of that had to do with deployment schedules, but more than that it has to do with not being able to schedule appointments any sooner than months in advance sometimes. You ready to wait months to have a cavity filled or a broken bone set? Or years to find out that you aren't really deaf? Yeah, that'll be fun.

Jan 19, 2008


Sure enough, Grodner walks in and two cops take him out and cuff him.
It's just... so... BEAUTIFUL...

Jan 17, 2008


Jan 11, 2008

Jackass lawyer update 

Though he might not be in the courtroom, [Sgt] McNulty might derive some comfort from the fact that the presiding judge is a former Marine. Circuit Court Judge William O’Malley was a lance corporal in the early 1960s and is known around the Chicago Courthouse for wearing a Marine Corps pin on his lapel and celebrating the Corps’ birthday each November.
Ahhh, schadenfreude. It's what's for dinner.

Jan 8, 2008

Marinespeak lesson - as taught by... 

... the Air Force? You better believe it.

I'd be willing to bet that more Marines know who Air Force Colonel John Boyd was than airmen do. Why? The OODA loop. Know this: the OODA loop is Marine Corps DOCTRINE.

No clue what I'm talking about? Bill Whittle will provide you with the answer. This is history you must be familiar with.

Jan 6, 2008

Dungeon Master Adam Gadahn begs for wedgie, bullet in the head 

Dude, seriously? This is the best you've got? Do other al-Qaeda guys even associate with you anymore? This is the most pathetic and laughable thing you've done yet. Congratulations, you have actually become a caricature of yourself.

If for some reason those of you playing along at home don't know who our dear, chubby Dungeon Master is, he's this guy, and believe it or not, he's worth a million bucks. He is also someone whom I bear more hatred for than Osama bin Laden, because he is a no shit traitor to the United States. I will say this though, Azzam Adam Ms. Pearlman - those are the most womanly hands I've seen yet on a terrorist Dungeon Master. Seriously. If you put some sparkle on those nails, I bet all the goats will come a' runnin'.

UPDATE: "Revolting geek of mass proportions."

Jan 5, 2008

Blast from the past 

Oh, that's awesome. Note how nobody else on the stage even twitches when he says the magic words...

Jan 3, 2008

Jackass lawyer now even more famous 

Updated at Blackfive, the tale of douchebag extraordinaire Jay R. Grodner has now hit the Chicago Tribune. Who said there's no such thing as bad publicity?
And I wanted to get Grodner's side of it because he's been accused but not convicted of anything. So we called all the Grodner numbers we could find -- home and business -- including those on the police report and others in the suburbs and Chicago. Many were disconnected, and his cell phone voice mail was full.
Oh to hear THAT mail box. And did I mention his law firm's website has been down since the story hit Blackfive? Ahhh... that's a spicy meatball...

UPDATE: OH, it just. gets. better.

Movie Review 

It's been quite some time since I've done a film review (in fact, I think my last one may have been before I went on float... that's TWO YEARS ago... jeez...). But today, I saw "Battleground" on Cinemax. It was one of my favorite old movies when I was a kid. I always used to watch it on Veteran's Day, but it's been hard to find in recent years. A great film about the 101st Airborne at Bastogne, it had some pretty big names in 1949 (Van Johnson, James Whitmore) and some others who would gain fame later (Richard Jaeckel, Ricardo Montalban).

It incorporates most every World War II movie cliche ever, but there's plenty of fact in this fiction. Most of the cliches stem from reality, as the screenwriter - Robert Pirosh - took many of his own experiences from the Battle of the Bulge (though not in the 101st) and put them into the script.

This is not a full blown movie review, however. Suffice it to say, I gave the film 8/10 on IMDB. What I really wanted to do was bring up a scene featuring Leon Ames as the Chaplain. Naturally, it wasn't on YouTube for me to post, and I'm not tech savy enough (yet) to drag something off my DVR onto the computer. But here it is - as transcribed by me - as important and relevant now as it was then.
The Chaplain: Anybody here from Ohio?
Soldiers: Hawkeye Lake, sir. Cincinnati, sir. Mayfield Heights, sir. Tippecanoe City, sir.
The Chaplain: I'm from Chillicothe. Any of you men Lutherans?
Soldiers: Here, sir. Here, sir. I am, sir. My wife is, sir. (laughter)
The Chaplain: So am I. But these services aren't just for Lutherans any more than they're just for men from Ohio. I merely happened to be in your area. In other areas there are other chaplains of various denominations and religions. All of us Holy Joes are switch hitters. Earlier this month in Holland I held Hanukkah services for some of the men of the Jewish faith. How'd I do Levenstein?
Levenstein: Not bad for a beginner, sir!

The Chaplain: Well, now it's nearly Christmas. And here we are in beautiful Bastogne enjoying the winter sports. And the sixty-four dollar question is: Was this trip necessary? I'll try to answer that. But my sermons, like everything else in the Army depend on the situation and the terrain, so I assure you this is gonna be a quicky.

Was this trip necessary? Well, let's look at the facts. Nobody wanted this war but the Nazis. A great many people tried to deal with them - and a lot of them are dead. Millions have died, for no other reason except that the Nazis wanted them dead. So in the final showdown, there was nothing left to do except fight. There's a great lesson in this. And those of us who've learned it the hard way aren't going to forget it.

We must never again let any force dedicated to a super race, or a super idea, or a super anything become strong enough to impose itself upon a free world. We must be smart enough and tough enough in the beginning to put out the fire before it starts spreading.

So, my answer to the sixty-four dollar question is: yes, this trip was necessary. As the years go by, a lot of people are gonna forget. But you won't. And don't ever let anybody tell you you were a sucker to fight in the war against fascism. And now, Jerry permitting, let us pray...
Though the enemy has changed, the enemy is the same.
"Battleground" still shows up on TV and can be easily found on Amazon for $12 or less.

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