April 05, 2004


I've said before that I think many on the Left use the empty Support Our Troops claim to soften the blow when they rally against President Bush. (Others just say what they really mean.) Most of the time I doubt their sincerity, because you can't fully support the troops without understanding them. So I wasn't that surprised when I found this today on LGF:

Sometime overnight, someone used yellow spray paint to write “Kill Bush” on a section of the memorial where names of local veterans are displayed on a sloping wall. The same slogan, along with others, was repeated on the back of the memorial.

A lot of people will do whatever it takes to get their point across, even if it comes to vandalizing something as significant as a veteran's memorial. As long as word gets out that Bush is evil. I've come to expect this from the Left, and it really makes me sad.

Comments of some others who stopped by the memorial Saturday morning are unfit for publishing in a family newspaper.

I wish I could have met and talked to those people.

Posted by Sarah at April 5, 2004 07:43 AM

You really are over the top.
How dare you lump all liberals together with as*h*les who would vandalize memorials.
How DARE you?

You know what, I could point to instances of cross burnings on the lawns of African-Americans and make some idiotic claim about how this represents typical conservative sentiment.
But that would be utterly stupid, and insulting, and immoral.

But I see the right has no qualms.

Deal with this: NOT everyone agrees with Bush or his policies. It does NOT make us traitors. It does NOT make us unpatriotic to express our dissent.

OF COURSE, there are extremist wackos on the left AND on the right. It would be STUPID of me to generalize everyone on the right... and characterize the ENTIRE right by the extremism of a relatively few... but clearly, you have no such problem doing the same thing.

Deal with this: The fact that you clearly have so much contempt for those who disagree and who dare to dissent does far more to dishonor your husband's service than anything the far left could do.

Posted by: jab at April 5, 2004 08:40 AM

Ease up there Jab, or are you trolling?

Since all I have to do is quote her post to show how you are WAY overreacting, I'll do so.

"many on the Left"

"A lot of people"

Nowhere does she says, ALL, or even The Majority, hell, she doesn't even say Liberal.

Vandalizing Veterans Memorials is a bit worse than 'disagree and who dare to dissent '. It is outright inflammatory and destructive.

Disagree and dissent all you wish, but don't look for sympathy when you defend what she is actually talking about, rather than what you wish her to be talking about.

Man, I shouldn't feed the trolls.

Posted by: Blueshift at April 5, 2004 10:39 AM

Shouldn't feed them, but it's hard not to.

John Ray has reached the point that he now has an additional blog dedicated just to greenies. His Dissecting Leftism got too crowded!

Posted by: Mike at April 5, 2004 12:53 PM

I have a box of Troll-Be-Gone here left over from the infestation at Jennifer's. Turns out that the pellets work just fine on both left and right-wing trolls. Just sprinkle a little around the post and sweep up the dead trolls in the morning.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at April 5, 2004 01:34 PM

"...you can't fully support the troops without understanding them."

I absolutely disagree with this statement. There are a lot of people who have no idea what the troops go through yet support what they do.

Posted by: Ted at April 5, 2004 04:15 PM

Ted, I meant understanding who they are and what they do. Understanding that they're not all mindless robots following Rumsfeld's orders. Understanding that most of them love and cherish our country and feel that their duty station is wherever they must go to fight for our freedom. Not understanding how bad it sucks to wear body armor and kick down doors, but understanding that they're not Bush's minions...

Posted by: Sarah at April 5, 2004 05:07 PM