Archive for 19, May 2009

Why the Anti-War Movement is made of FAIL.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 19, May 2009 by chockblock

Yet another loser is unmasked, bloggers doing the work the media will not do (via Mudville Gazette):

t seems an anti-war “Marine” from IVAW has now been unmasked as a lying mental patient. He’s never served a day in the Marines, as he has claimed.

“Rick Duncan” (Richard Glen Strandlof) of Colorado Springs was a prominent anti-war activist who claimed to have served in Iraq on three tours of duty AND survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.

Greyhawk updates: Real Iraq veterans get suckered into joining IVAW (Iraq Veterans Against War), too. Here’s a resignation letter from one of them that offers insight into what this fraudulent “anti-war” group is really all about.

Hell, even their leader (allegedly a former Coast Guard member) isn’t an Iraq vet. (At least he admits it.)

The message was more important than the fact that this man’s story never added up. Many imposters get lots of traction and marketing from the left because they fit the mold. Claim to have committed war crimes, then go on to attack the country you claim that you love. Be sure to educate as many as possible about the “horrors you saw.” Even better, a tv special, national exposure.

As long as they can smear the military and service members, the facts don’t have to get in the way.

They say they care for the troops yet they slander us day in, day out. This Ain’t Hell quotes some of the anti-war bloggers:

Saying no to war is the most important way to bring it to a halt. If troops had the guts they think they have they would get up and walk away from the most blatant display of American arrogance in this Century.

…an ongoing Spanish investigation is adding harrowing details to the ever-emerging portrait of the torture inside and outside Guantánamo. Among them: “blows to [the] testicles;” “detention underground in total darkness for three weeks with deprivation of food and sleep;” being “inoculated … through injection with ‘a disease for dog cysts;’” the smearing of feces on prisoners; and waterboarding. The torture, according to the Spanish investigation, all occurred “under the authority of American military personnel” and was sometimes conducted in the presence of medical professionals.

They need to see us as the other. The dupes who signed up to fight for oil. If they see us as professionals fighting for our freedom, their cause rings hollow. It’s someones elses fault that the American people tire of their shrill rhetoric. They band on the same points over and over again. No matter that we are the people from their communities, the kids they went to school with?

Supporters and bystanders get hell too. Remember the protests at recruiter’s offices? They are not over:

The taxes that support the Army Experience Center come from a variety of Americans, many of whom – like me – are troubled by this means of recruiting young people. Society agrees that many of them are not developed enough even to drink a beer or drive a car.

This is not an argument against defending ourselves, or against employing violence when it’s necessary. This is an argument for giving kids the information they need to make the best decisions for themselves. One thing we can do is instill in them a much more rich, complex, and cooperative view of human life on the planet – not the good-guys-blasting-bad-guys dichotomy drilled into them by the Army Experience Center.

I never fell for any “propaganda” or ‘good-guys-blasting-bad-guys dichotomy”. I joined up with an open mind. I came to respect the army values. All throughout basic, we were given the opportunity to quit at any time. No one held a gun to our heads. Quite a few quit or were kicked out. The children who visit the Army Experience in Philly will get a soft sell, yes, but when they decide to sign up some day, they will do so without being suckered. The army don’t take children, as my drill sergeant used to say. Either you grow up or get kicked out. Most recruits are older then those mall rats visiting the Army Experience anyway. But that did not stop the leftist groups form marching on the mall. Never mind that the Army Experience was open 5-10 minuets after they left. That protest speaks more to the delusion that the left lives in.

In their world, lies are ok. When caught, they dodge the issue as much as possible.

ith so many new member applications coming through, new member processing was slow. Member packets were slow on being sent out. My speculation is that “Duncan” used his skills at a con to exploit that weakness-building on frustration with national office paperwork issues, he may well have complained that they had ‘lost’ his paperwork. He may have approached this at a sidways angle-using a respected IVAW organizer in Colorado to call the national office and get his access to the website. Is it right? No. Is it understandable? Unfortunately, I can understand why human error happens. That doesn’t mean we don’t need to work at closing that issue.

Well, “activeduty patriot” why didn’t anyone try to contact Mr. “Duncan”‘s former unit? Why did no one come forward claiming to have served with him? Like I said, too busy spreading the message of hate to do real work. Richard Glen Strandlof stole thousands of dollars from a vets group in Colorado, leaving the anti-war crowd with a lighter wallet.

Truly the anti-war left’s finest hour.

War and Peace: State of Decay (or how the left is running this country into the ground)

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 19, May 2009 by chockblock

We are a nation at war. We debate the war, we criticize the war, we support the troops. But on the left, noting but scorn, crocodile tears for those suffering, or angst over the war.

The media. Where to begin? When I was a boy the paper was a big thing. From ads, news stories to cartoons, I spend many an afternoon with my father reading the paper. Over time I discovered TV then the internet, but I still kept up with the paper. Now?

NEW YORK — New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has admitted to using a paragraph virtually word-for-word from a prominent liberal blogger without attribution.

Dowd acknowledged the error in an e-mail to The Huffington Post on Sunday, the Web site reported. The Times corrected her column online to give proper credit for the material to Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall.– Fox News. (h/t: Jawa)

That stunt would have given me a F in high school. The New York Times kills a story about ACORN and the Obama campaign over “game-changer for either side that close to the election.” Ethics? Naw, those are out of style. The Chicago Sun-Times denounces its readers after running a photo of two lesbians kissing. It seems that people are not entitled to their opinions, unless the paper gives it to them. PBS is going after member stations who air “religious services of faith-based groups” because that is inappropriate. No more Catholic mass for shut-ins, or programming from religious groups that OWN public TV stations. Why? Because it is “harming the brand” (PBS). This corporate statement from a non-profit organization.

The problem is the “person is political” doctrine at the left’s core. It’s all about advancing their agenda no matter the cost. Steal? No problem. It’s just a blog after all. If it had been the other way around however OH THE OUTRAGE!
Bury damaging stories about a presidential candidate? Not if he’s a democrat. A republic gets a rectal exam, but Obama got a pass. The readers are morons who need the media to guide them of course.

There will always be a media, but it will be more local. The big media (print, TV, magazines) will probably die out or become shadows of their former selves. They are narrow casting to the liberal base that hates this country. Patriotic stories, good news from Iraq get buried as they try to trash the last eight years and pump up the empty suits in the Whitehouse. Blogs, the internet, Youtube, they did not kill the media watchdog. It committed suicide from a diet of leftist garbage and a “blame America/hate America” mindset. The people in “flyover” country have moved on, they took their cash with them, starving the traditional media. Even the New York Times admits that the old business models will not carry it through 2011.

Sure, some can make the case for saving the traditional media (from Neptunis Lex):

The Internet mantra is that information ought to be free, but how can it be if the gaining of that information comes at a cost? We’ll either have to suffer the indignity of public sponsorship of media as a kind of utility or incorporate some kind of micropayment scheme. The alternative is a populace dumbed down to a lowest common denominator getting their news from comedians or fools, who stand to knowledge in roughly the same position as Oliver Stone stands to history.

Sadly, until the money and ratings start really dropping (Keith Olbermann is losing to Fox), we can expect more of the same. Government money won’t change that. PBS is government funded, yet they are politically leftist. Traditional media hated the internet because the freedom here erodes their monopoly of TV, print and Hollywood.

We should not subsidize crap. Especially anti-American crap. The masses have spoken, the bloggers are taking down the clowns, the fools and the Oliver Stones. As traditional media dies it rails against them, the last gasps of a dying worldview. Long Live the blogs and local media. National media either has to adapt or die. Succeed on your merits or fail. That is America.

Any government money to big media smacks of the Third World/1984 school of journalism.