Monday, June 27, 2005

Will Durst Nails It

He nails it down. Shut it, lock it, throw some chains around it, a little superglue around the edges. This case is closed.

"Okay, get this and get this straight. Criticizing our Government is not the same as criticizing our armed forces. Okay? The same way that criticizing our Government is not the same as criticizing our postal workers. Or criticizing our zoo keepers or our ceramic mosaic tile grout installers. And let me make this clear, I am not in any way suggesting that any of these groups be criticized. Especially the postal workers.

Furthermore, telling the press that you are disgusted by reports of torture does not endanger our troops. You're all so fired up desperate to know what does endangers our troops; I'll tell you what endangers our troops: Greedy, cretinous toad leaders who send them 12,000 miles away to a desert to fight a war based on lies."

It's the ultimate "I wish I said it first" column. Read.



Blogger indygirl said...

"... without the proper, needed equipment." needs to be tacked on to the end of that.

12:45 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Well. later on in the column, he does say:
"What bowling ball cajones you must have to scream at Senator Durbin, the anti-torture dude, instead of the idiots who keep sending our troops over there without the proper equipment."

I just didn't want to cut and paste the entire column. Besides, I think everyone should give the Working for Change website a look-see. Lots of interesting stuff there.


12:59 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Mary said...

Grow up and vote Republican! Yeharr!

1:42 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

What a tool.

1:53 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Eric said...

I have so saved this blog to my Favorites...

Nice to read something pertaining my point of view...I could not have commentated better...


2:31 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger "Radical" Russ said...

Thou hast been blogrolled, my BOPD friend.

Meanwhile, I've been trolling over at Angry Redneck (red peters... is that a name or a request?). Saw you and oddjob there a couple of times. He's such a perfect example of dementia freeperus that he should be placed under glass and studied scientifically.

I've been wondering about how patriotic Germans adjusted to the post-Nazi era. How did they reconcile their consciences after learning they'd been bamboozled by The Big Lie?

There might be some lessons there that red and his ilk will have to learn someday.

3:55 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Read back into the archives, Russ, and you'll see me talk about the comfortable lie. It's a time-honored tradition that folks of all stripes use, from German merchants who had to wipe the soot of cremated Jews off their windows every morning, to the spouses and children of alcoholics.

The comfortable lie will help them with the Big Lie. They'll tell themselves they weren't really that way. They'll tell themselves that it was other folks who were the radical conservatives.

As it has been, as it always shall be.


8:38 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...


Thanks for the bookmark. Only had a second to glance at your site, but I do appreciate a deep thinker.

My quickie take: it's still to early to classify the '90's. And much of that classification will take place through the refraction of the Aughts. So wait and see. I think it's going to hold up as a good decade.


8:41 PM, June 27, 2005  
Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

You preach it, brother. ;o) Seriously, this is exactly what I've been saying. Thanks for sharing it.

8:58 AM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

Thanks, Saur. Keep your feets from the sharks, ok?


9:08 AM, June 28, 2005  
Anonymous balloon pirate said...

Man, you all really need to read:

12:33 PM, June 28, 2005  
Anonymous balloon pirate said...

This is a must read about this stupid war in Iraq...

12:36 PM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

The previous two postings are not mine


1:07 PM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

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1:07 PM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger SFChick74 said...

'results oriented questioning'
That sounds pretty Orwellian to me. Interesting blog. Definitely going to add it to my blogroll.

9:12 PM, June 28, 2005  
Blogger Mary said...

I think Jeb would look good in the White House in '08. You know we are going to win anyway! RED

6:25 PM, July 02, 2005  

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