Friday, September 26, 2008

Aten-Hut!!

Is it my imagination, folks, or do veterans (some, I'm saying) sometimes use their veteran status as a means to stifle debate/dialogue? It seems like it to me. I mean, I'd even go as far as to say that it's blatant, at times. One tactic, in particular, that disturbs me is how they use their veteran status as a built-in rationale for why their reasoning/expertise is superior to yours. They were in the military and, so, ergo, they are de-facto more knowledgeable than you - not just on matters related to the military, mind you - but on basically anything that's even tangentially related; foreign policy, history, etc.. And, yes, they use this de-facto advantage/hierarchical superiority constantly - wherever and whenever it's needed.............................................Of course, what I find even more frustrating is how some of these veterans tend to use their status as a shield. I mean, seriously, they can be as demeaning and disrespectful to you as they want to be, but if you even think about responding in kind, boom! They whip out this "you don't respect the veterans (to which, of course, they generalize to include the troops, their service to the country, the military in general)" bromide/silver bullet and, yes, they frigging tar you with it. Never mind, mind you, that your problems with them have absolutely nothing to do with whether they served in the military or not. Nope, you disrespected the veterans, period................................................I mean, I know that this is an extreme example and all, but what about Timothy McVeigh? I absolutely respect the fact that he served his country but, really, was I obligated to continue to respect him? Bottom-line, folks, we are all, all of us, individuals and, while, yes, it would in fact be nice if we eventually could rest upon those laurels, life, damned if that isn't exactly fair, either. This, I'm saying, in case you HADN'T noticed.

17 comments:

Voltron said...

I dunno about BOB Bennett Will. Maybe we should hire his brother BILL....LOL

Did you check out Sara's response about Barry on my blog?

"Sorry my dear but Barack Obama is frickin strongly against nuclear, clean coal, drillin an all that other frickin conservotard goon crap you frickin deranged goons drewl over."

Unless I'm hearing things, Barry agreed with ALL that tonight.

He'd better tell Biden though, Biden recently came out strongly AGAINST clean coal...

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

You seem to be saying that Sara's research is a tad on the spotty side. I think you might be right. Bill Bennet's not a lawyer, though, is he? As for Bob, he defends anybody; left, right, middle, as long as he can get in the limelight.

thereturnofRusty said...

Will and Volt,you want a true guage of Col.Klinks stupidity?

Take a stroll over to LC and check out the exchange I had with him last night.

Anonymous said...

Son, you just described John McPOW to a tee, thats all he does is use his service as a shield and a bludgeon to act like he is superior and knows more than Obama and as a shield from any form of criticism or disent.

Pretty pathetic eh boy, that is if your not a hippocritical right wing troll.

Anonymous said...

Funny boy how you seem to take joy in Clif, 1138, AP and myself being called names and slimed despite our service to our country, yet have a fuckin hissy fit when John McPOW gets similar, if not better treatment.

Instead of decrying Rusty the fuckin gutless pussy boy you join right in and find his behavior amusing, so much for you not sliming veterans or supporting the right son.

clif said...

Nice to see the gutless PUSSY is still around.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

My "defense" of John McCain had nothing to do with this issue, Mr. anonymous paranoid stooge. I defended McCain (as I did 4 years earlier with Senator Kerry) because he was called a traitor and a coward by a spate of lunatics at the Lydia Cornell site. I defended him later when a another of their true believers tried to count as one of the planes that McCain lost, the one that was accidently hit by a U.S. missile - an incident in which over 100 sailors lost their lives and all that this douchebag can think about is how to shamelessly and moronically make a partisan political point about it. If a person's point is that maybe McCain has been using his military service as too much as a campaign ploy (ala Kerry in '04 - "I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty!"), that is a legitimate issue. But to go where you guys have taken this debate is as vulgar a tactic as I've ever seen.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I've never "slimed" any of these guys records. I have no idea how well they served. I just don't like how vile and mean-spirited the son-of-bitches have become. That's all. Hey, it's a free country and I'm entitled to my opinion. So, buzz off, you low-life loser.

clif said...

So, buzz off, you low-life loser.

So will ANYBODY who disagrees with ya is a low lifer.

Interesting no?

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Disagree respectfully and you woun't have a problem, Clif.

clif said...

Right do as YOU say, other wise you screech and cry like a baby, I got it now.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I tried conversing in a normal/respectful manner with you. You pissed on me. Ladies choice, I guess.

clif said...

Ladies choice, I guess.

I guess you probably don't know if your one or not either you seem confused about so much.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Third grade, Clif, graduate from it someday, please.

clif said...

You don't graduate from 3rd grade, unless that is what PA told ya

Nice to see the THIN skin is still burnin' son ......

LOL

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Actually, Clif, in some school systems, they do break up the grammar-school program, one building being K-3rd, another 4th through 6th. But that wasn't really the point, now was it?

clif said...

But that wasn't really the point, now was it?

If and when ya ever figger it out. get back to me, OK?

LOL