Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Support Our Troops - Chapter 4

I'm dragging this thread out of the basement because this news item is just irritating the hell out of me. Being a military veteran myself, I just can't believe that this patriotic soldier is being treated this way by the country he so proudly served.

What kind of nation are we becoming when a man with an obvious amount of pride is punished for exercising his right to free speech? FREE SPEECH !!!!

Honestly, it makes me want to cry when I think that I wasted four years serving a country that treats patriots as if they were scum. What the hell was I thinking?

You know, I was actually proud to be a member of the United States Air Force. There was a time, when I was in uniform, that I used to actually get a lump in my throat when they played the Star Spangled Banner. Nowadays, when I hear that song, I just get a sick feeling in my stomach, thinking about all of the death and destruction, shock and awe, and fire and brimstone we as a nation have brought down upon this world.

Want to know what kind of work I did in the Air Force? Check it out here. The pictures of the guys in the hardhats are pictures of what I did. I was a Missile Maintenance Technician in the Strategic Air Command at this base. We test-launched nuclear missiles. Missiles designed to destroy milions of people.


At June 05, 2007 2:42 AM, Blogger sumo said...

I think the military will find that the courts won't let them have this one for a win. Of course I put nothing past them mind you...but I don't think they'll get the mileage out of this that they are hoping for. The rest of the military will stand behind him...I think. The administration really does have some limits and then the people will think they have gone to far...and this is one of them.

At June 05, 2007 5:22 AM, Blogger dada said...

Gee, and I was thinking of reenlisting. So much for slick recruiters promising me the moon only to learn from Adam Kokesh it can all be taken back. Expletive deleted!

Oh, and that's another point. Kokesh responded with an "obscenity" that we're not privileged to know, but it's okay to hear Big Dick cheney say "GO FUCK YOURSELF!" to senator Leahy.

Nice, pt, nice. Was Vandenberg the cushy duty station assgnmt I imagine it to be?

Did you ever write a message on the side of one of those enormous phalluses to be delivered to Moscow? Curious minds want to know.

At June 05, 2007 6:53 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

When I told Mr Pop about what they are trying to do to this guy, he said, "bullshit, they can't do that"

Then I asked Mr Pop is the guy could live at our house if he needs a place to stay. He said bullshit to that too. :)

Free speech? Isn't that a "quaint" idea in today's world. Yeah, I borrowed that word from "I can't remember shit" Gonzo.

At June 05, 2007 9:39 AM, Blogger azgoddess said...

i look at it this way...when stories like this become main stream

the powers to be -- will lose their 'go armed forces, let's go sign up' mentality in our youth

we need to bring all of our soldiers home - NOW!

At June 05, 2007 10:27 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

I really hope that you're right.

Was Vandenberg the cushy duty station assgnmt I imagine it to be?
Yes! Beautiful view of the Pacific from the missile silos. Start work at 0700, off by around noon and we were surfing at Jalama Beach by 1300 hrs.

Did you ever write a message on the side of one of those enormous phalluses to be delivered to Moscow?

That's classified information, but I can tell you that the Air Force really frowns on people touching their phallus.

Ask Mr. PoP if my whole family can stay at your house when we take our vacation in Florida.

Yes. Let's bring them nome now.

At June 05, 2007 7:54 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

This story is slamming around the internet and soooo many are soooo upset about it. Surely, the militry can't be that shut down and shut uped.

That was quite a job you had there, PT. Kinda scary, too.

At June 05, 2007 8:03 PM, Blogger dada said...

sounds like it was a great gig and I guess if pt ever got his wires X'ed while working on one of those ICBM's peacechick mary, he wouldn't be here today, right?

But I think pt answered our question about writing a little something on the side of one of those things, knowing as we do his uncontrollable urges to "sign" the entire Bay Area.

At June 06, 2007 6:29 AM, Blogger WeezieLou said...

very powerful post. i hope someday you can come to peace with your own service. the cause might be fucked, but the soldiers are honorable.

At June 06, 2007 7:22 PM, Blogger Kvatch said...

Hey...were you one of those guys that lived in a "bunker"--all sealed up in case WWIII happened?

At June 06, 2007 8:00 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

I still do, Froggy. You just never know...

At June 07, 2007 3:18 AM, Blogger Psychomikeo said...

Free speech for the dumb & fast food for slow minds

At June 09, 2007 7:23 AM, Blogger Liberal White Boy said...

Academic freedom has been dealt a serious blow. Anti-Semites at DePaul deny tenure to Professor Finkelstein.

At June 15, 2007 6:25 PM, Blogger 1138 said...

I helped with the photographic imagery that targeted them.


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