Saturday, April 14, 2007

From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be sir. Do you maggots understand that?

Turd Blossom was in Oregon yesterday to speak at a Republican fundraiser which sounded like it went pretty much by the numbers (Democrats are only interested in "mandating failure," yada yada.) Of course there was a protest against Rove and the war of about fifty people which the Oregonian dutifully reported. Then they stuck this little paragraph in-


Rove did find some support among those on the street. Austin Hope, 17, and his six buddies from Beaverton were driving along Southwest Hall Boulevard when they spotted the rally. They went home, grabbed some markers, scrawled "Support the war" on a poster and drove back to protest the protest.

"We want to show that there are some Republican supporters in Oregon," Hope said.

One would think that a reporter competent enough to get Mr. Hope's age and name would at least ask the obvious question of Mr. Hope as to whether he planned on enlisting in the Army come his eighteenth birthday to actually put some action behind his oh-so-empty "support the war" words. I realize the answer to this question would probably be embarrassing to Mr. Hope but it could be considered his first lesson in civics, and being called on hypocrisy.

With all do respect to young master Hope should either lace up some boots next year after he turns eighteen or polititely sit down and shut up while the adults discuss the issue.

6 comments:

ladybug said...

Kinda like when I ask folks who "support the troops" this one little question;

"So, are you willing to support the wounded vets AND their families FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES through YOUR TAXES???!! Because that's what it's going to take to support a permanantly disabled soldier. I'm willing to do it, it's only fair to support fellow Americans."

I then cite the statistics that there are 3x the number of wounded (which include a very high number of brain injuries) than there are dead in the Iraq war.

They seem all gung ho, but if the uber-"patriots" really think of the human consequences of war, they never seem as enthusiastic.

Swinebread said...

They support the war not he troops.

Dean Wormer said...

They seem all gung ho, but if the uber-"patriots" really think of the human consequences of war, they never seem as enthusiastic.

Exactly. They also seem to care more about their team and it's fortunes in domestic politics than they do actually following geopolitics and trying to figure out the best strategey.

A pox on all of 'em.

Aaron said...

Our mainstream media is crap. As you point out, whether this young Beaverton student was planning on enlisting is the obvious follow up question. And they should be asking similar questions of war supporters who too old to serve. Are you conserving gasoline? Are you donating blood? Very few of these people are willing to make any sacrifices for the war they endorse. Lower income people are fighting the war and, as the tax burden shifts downward, lower income people are paying for it.

Overdroid said...

I donate blood. In fact I just did. But when I do I think peaceful, liberal thoughts. It's PEACE blood. Sometimes I think about gravy though. That's GRAVY blood.

Dean Wormer said...

Aaron-

I agree completely. Bunch of hypocrites.

Droid-

That was pretty funny. Almost spit coffee...