Monday, March 05, 2007
Support Our Troops
Until they get wounded, that is. At that point, we fuck'em in every orifice of their body by denying them the 30% disability rating needed to qualify for Tricare (the military health plan for active duty and retirees) rather than the perpetually underfunded VA system.
The next time I see some rat-fucking bastard with one of those yellow ribbons on his fat-assed SUV, I’m going to take printouts of these two stories, smash in the driver’s side window, put these on the front seat, and spray paint on the door “So when are you going to start supporting the troops, motherfucker?!”. Okay, maybe not. But look, us “lefties” (term in quotes, because as a rational Libertarian I’m about as “lefty” as Barry Goldwater, but whatever) have been raising cain for the past four years that the Bush Administration has been shitting on our veterans and the response of the Freeper yellow ribbon crowd? “You’re just being a hypocrit, if you really cared about our troops you’d support dear leader’s war!”
What the fuck does support or not of Dear Leader’s war have to do with it? We ought to be giving these poor kids the best care we can for as long as they need it, fuck the budget, do what’s RIGHT not what’s CHEAP. But the Freepi just whine “you’re trying to make Dear Leader look bad!” whenever you point that out. Excuse me? What does motivation have to do with it? Right is right, and saying “I won’t listen to you because I don’t like what you’re saying or why you’re saying it!” is the act of, well, a fucking MORON.
What’s the Freepi response to all this:
@#$. Dammit, these right wing rat bastards are turning me into a clone of the Rude Pundit and giving me a blood pressure of 240 over 160…
The only good news is that now that Democrats are in charge in Congress, the so-called-liberal “mainstream” press can finally start covering stories that we’ve been covering in the “alternative” press (places like antiwar.com, Raw Story, Capitol Hill Blues, etc.) for literally years. Yeah, we got a free press here in the United States. And somehow, they always seem to report whatever the ruling party wants them to report (SNORT!).
– Badtux the Rude Penguin
Labels: culture of life, health care, veterans, war on terror, wingnuts
Posted by: BadTux / 3/05/2007 01:53:00 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Just because someone has one of those "Support Our Troops" ribbons on their vehicle does not mean they support Bush and his cronies. There's a HUGE difference between those two philosophies! I'm all for supporting the troops in every way they need it (especially medically, but also financially!), but I'm for doing something else to Bush and his buddies that wouldn't please them one bit (well, unless they liked having various large machine tools rammed up there!).
So, just because you see someone driving around with one of those "Support Our Troops" ribbons on their vehile, don't assume that they're Bush supporters.
# posted by : 5/3/07 2:18 PM
Rude Punditry, Here Here! Woooo Hooooo!!
ps, I see we ranted about the same thing today.
# posted by nunya : 5/3/07 3:45 PM
Being as I think a lot like Einstein did, I think men are fools for going to fight another mans war for him.
So I'm not happy about having to fix up troops that shouldn't have been there.
Dave, you don't know what you are talking about. Those fuck wits in SUV's are fuck wits, pure and simple.
I've studied them for years and they are shit. Just saying.
# posted by BBC : 5/3/07 7:26 PM
Dave, I agree with BBC. I have yet to see one of those stupid ribbon magnets (made in China, by Chinese labor, by the way) that wasn't accompanied by bush stickers of one sort or another.
If you have the ribbon without being a bush supporter, you are the exception that proves the rule.
# posted by andrew618 : 6/3/07 4:00 AM
I'm looking for a sticker that says,
"Support our troops.
Bring them home now and give them quality care!!"
I haven't seen that one. I'll probably have to create it myself.
Hmmm, I think I'll go do that right now.
# posted by : 6/3/07 9:56 AM
OK Sign's done. It's big and it's going in the back window of my car.
BTW I also own a large gas guzzling 4X4 Dodge truck, but the difference is that I only drive it when I need it. Unlike the morons in those rediculous Hummers. I wonder what percentage of those assholes have ever even had them off pavement?!
# posted by : 6/3/07 10:20 AM
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