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January 29, 2007

"A Pansy Responds"

Arthur Silber is funny:

As the bloody nightmare that is Iraq continues to worsen with every second that passes, and as it becomes even clearer that we have no idea what we're doing, that all our military strategies are futile, and that "victory" in any meaningful sense was always impossible and shall forever remain so (all of which was entirely clear before this criminal war began), I fear for Rush Limbaugh's health...

I only listened to a few segments of Limbaugh's program this morning; I was busy with other tasks. But more than an hour after his initial salvos directed at what Limbaugh views as Bell's traitorous, lefty thoughts, he was still at it. While making some additional comments about the LA Times article and the threat this kind of thinking represents to our nation's very survival, Limbaugh said, addressing the lefties who think as Bell does (this is almost word-for-word, I quickly made a note of it):

You have this stupid pansy little idea in your head that war is bad.

As a gay man who opposes both the war and occupation of Iraq and who generally rejects the foreign policy of the United States in its totality, I am ideally situated to respond.

That response is here.

Posted at January 29, 2007 07:45 PM | TrackBack

I guess Rush is full of pansy little ideas himself, inasmuch as he draft-dodged out of 'Nam.

Posted by: Ted at January 29, 2007 08:38 PM

Rush is a neo-con mouthpiece. Rush will purport ANY lie or nonsense he believes is the party line. Rush is a habitual DRUG USER and most likely loaded on dope during his show. One should pay no attention to the pipe dreams of an opiate abuser.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 29, 2007 11:07 PM

"it's a lying liberal rumor to say Rush "draft-dodged." He did not dodge! He would have gladly gone to Nam, but he had an unsightly growth on his butt!"

Yep. It's a recognized medical condition that runs in his family(his father had a similar growth when he fought in WWII!).

Posted by: Scot at January 30, 2007 12:18 AM

Russ Lamebrain is the epitome of the 'macho attitude' forced on American men by using name-calling as a device to humiliate them into blind obedience of authority figures. Using epithets such as pansy or pussy will always be effective to trigger hostility in atavistic minds in order to make people hate the enemy enough to go out and kill them, even though common sense tells them that war is in actuality very bad.

This has long been taught in schools, especially in sports, when coaches attempt to humiliate players into submission by threatening one's manhood immediately: "Hey! Are you a stud or a pussy?" As for myself, I realized that war is bad and walked off of the football field for the final time before quitting the team, responding: "You are what you eat, coach, so call me a pussy all day long!"

Posted by: JLaR at January 30, 2007 01:37 AM

Let's have an online petition to reopen Auschwitz to full industrial potential and send Rush and others there (Rumsfeld, Ceheney, Kissinger etc) for some deep skin treatment.

"Kapitalism macht frei!"

Posted by: Unkle Bob at January 31, 2007 07:35 AM

At the risk of appearing to defend the flaming gasbag that Limbaugh is, I think he does accurately point out a common criticism of the left that it is portrayed as always being "anti-war" as opposed to being "anti-Iraq war."

I have no doubt that we do have a very solid, far-left membership that believes "all forms of war are bad." And certainly the liberal hawks who supported the invasion into Iraq were foolish to think that it would go well. But one ought not make the blanket statement that "war is bad" when we do actually have experience where, while "war is hell, boys", there are worse things than fighting a war.

You could lose a war instead.

Posted by: J. at January 31, 2007 01:41 PM

War is bad. Universally so. It should not be romanticized. Sometimes (very, very rarely) it may be necessary for self defense.

We do deserve to lose the war in Iraq. Sorry, but we are wrong, we are acting in a wrongful manner, and our leadership is positively evil. "The troops" ,may not be individually culpable, but it would be worse for the soul of our republic if we had easily won this war.

Posted by: Brian Miller at January 31, 2007 02:44 PM

There is no good war. It IS the crucible that burns us down, refined to our lowest common denominator, and ALL of us finally get to see just what kind of dog we really are.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 31, 2007 05:16 PM