1/24/2006

A Fisking We Will Do

People have the freedom of speech in this country. And it's an incredible freedom we have. But some people are just elitists and need to be shown how incredibly stupid they are. Uncle Jimbo's post at Blackfive has given a proper fisking to Joel Stein's Warriors or Wusses in the L.A. Times.

It's with disbelief I read the following by Stein:
I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health and a safe, immediate return. But, please, no parades.

Stein's whole article is in this same vain. The very men and women who he says we should not have parades for the incredible job they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan are the very ones who ensure our freedoms. Very magnanimous of him to say our soldiers shouldn't be spit on. Go read Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive . A very proper fisking is on hand for Stein. This country's greatest disgrace was how the Vietnam Vets were treated after they came home. My father proudly served his country and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He, and the men and women he served with did not deserve the treatment they received. Our men and women who are serving today do not deserve article's like Stein's. It's up to us to show our servicemen and women how proud we are and as a nation how grateful for the sacrifices made by them and their families.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Patrick said...

I hope there is a huge fuss made of them when they return. Parades, parades and more parades. People lining the streets waving American flags and cheering....
It's a great vision, lets not let low lifes take it away.

5:18 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Hugh Hewitt interviewed this twit on his show today. You can read the transcripts at radioblogger.com

8:00 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrick,

We are not!

elmers,

Saw the transcript at another site. Stein has pissed off a lot of military bloggers.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I'm sure they generate ad revenue from their number of online memberships.

http://www.bugmenot.com will still get you in.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Thanks.

9:23 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

I wouldn't give him the time of day let alone free publicity for his stupidity.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers bro,

Such stupidity as Stein's needs to be exposed.

9:43 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Joel Stein's Bio from the LA Times:

"Joel Stein is desperate for attention. He grew up in Edison, N.J., went to Stanford and then worked for Martha Stewart for a year. After two years of fact-checking at various publications, he got hired as a sports editor at Time Out New York. Two years later he lucked into a job as a staff writer for Time magazine, where over seven and a half years he wrote a dozen cover stories on subjects such as Michael Jordan, Las Vegas, the Internet bubble and — it being Time and he being a warm body in the office — low-carb diets.

Being desperate for attention, he has appeared on any TV show that asks him: VH1's "I Love the Decade You Tell Me I Love," HBO's "Phoning It In," Comedy Central's "Reel Comedy" and E! Entertainment's "101 Hottest Hot Hotties' Hotness."

After teaching a class in humor writing at Princeton, he moved to L.A. at the beginning of 2005 to write a column for the Los Angeles Times. He still contributes to Time and whatever magazines allow him to. But his heart belongs to you, L.A. Times reader. Only to you."

Do we really give a shit what this shallow asstard thinks about the troops doing the dirty work he won't support?

"'m not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War,"

Really? He just did.

6:16 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Stein is a jackass of the worst sort.

6:46 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

http://knockinonthegoldendoor.mu.nu/archives/153751.php

Jackass? Too mild!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Too true.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Such stupidity as Stein's needs to be exposed.

Why I don't think he really cares what we think of him and the LA Times is already knee deep in unsold papers. Tell him to go to hell and forget about him.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

In some ways at least he is honest, as opposed to those who say I don't support the war BUT I SUPPORT THE TROOPS. Forgive me Seawitch I am tired of trying to get these people to understand what service to this country is all about. They didn't have to suffer seasons of separation from their families or face being in harm's way etc. So how can they understand given they don't want to LISTEN or ASK those who have. I am sick of their crap. They're not gonna change and the sooner I ignore them and get on with my life the sooner I can forget about piss ants like this who were coddled all their lives, probably used or thought they were entitled to government student loans and then didn't bother to pay them back. I wash my hands of the whole lot! Sorry..about the rant.

11:12 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers,

Your reaction is understandable.

3:50 AM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

He's history Seawitch, I issued a fatwa on his ass today.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers,

A fatwa, eh?

5:32 AM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

Sometimes if you don't laugh you will just not make it. Anyone can issue a fatwa, I actually made a post about fatwas. Go issue your own. I've issued a few over the past couple of weeks. Try it, you'll feel better. I gave him a life sentence - to dhimmitude!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers,

LOL

2:49 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

I dedicated the fatwa to you by the way. Thanks for always supporting the troops.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

elmers,

Thanks.

4:40 PM  

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