Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Joe, Meet Josh

Joe the plumber (yes, believe it or not he's still around) was recently asked what heads he'd rhetorically bash were he in congress:

"Pretty much anybody that's stood there and said anything bad about our troops, pretty much anybody who sat there and talked treasonous talk about America. Back in the day, really, when people would talk about our military in a poor way, somebody would shoot 'em. And there'd be nothing said about that, because they knew it was wrong. You don't talk about our troops. You support our troops. Especially when our congressmen and senators sit there and say bad things in an ongoing conflict."

Ed Brayton has the video here. Astonishing as it is to most of us, the Joe the Plumber fans love this shit. YeeHAW! Shoot dem Commies! As for the rest of us, a commentor on Ed's blog named Josh put it best:

OH FOR FUCK's SAKE. This shit makes me crazy. As soldiers, our fucking morale is our fucking problem. The fact that a bunch of neocon twits try to make me feel warm and fuzzy by slapping another goddamn yellow ribbon magnet on their SUV doesn't really impress me.

Thanks. I feel supported.

You know what makes me feel supported? When people who have a reasoned view on a given war express that view. I don't give two shits if you're pro or con as long as you have thought out your fucking position. This my country right or wrong shit makes me crazy.

Our job as soldiers is to kick in the doors.
Your job as citizens is to try and make sure that Washington doesn't spend our lives stupidly.

We're doing our jobs, Joe.
Fucking do yours.

Amen Josh.

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