Saturday, March 13, 2010

Glenn Dreck's in Town!

Today is Saturday, 13 March 2010.

A miasmic cloud of karmic deficit settled over this town yesterday, as far-right rodeo clown Glenn Dreck brought his “Taking Our Country Back” circus for its national debut. The fear deepened last night with the arrival of Special Guest Star Sarah "You betcha!" Impale’Em. The two hustlers were reported to be staying at an undisclosed location or locations. No word yet if they spent the night in unlawful and disgusting congress.

Both Dreck and Impale'Em refused military service. Dreck began his radio career at 13, and one of Satan's favourite numbers is ... 13!

More tomorrow after I read the news reports.

On this date in 1954, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu began when well-concealed Viet Minh artillery opened fire on the French base camp. The latter was located on a plain ringed by steep mountains, which the French high command, with the same racist sense of superiority that would later haunt American commanders, assumed the "little yellow men" of the Viet Minh could never conquer. To the commanders’ chagrin, the Viet Minh carried dismantled artillery, on pack animals and their own backs, to the side of the mountains facing the French, dug firing caves, and reassembled the weapons.

While the opening barrage began at 5pm, the battle had in fact been lost when the French command incompetently sited the camp. The battle concluded on 7 May, and sealed the fate of the French attempt to reconquer Indochina.

Ironically, more than 50 years later, the USA/USE high command in Afghanistan made the same error, placing a small American-Afghan outpost a third of the way up a steep valley slope. A subsequent Taliban attack was a turkey shoot, leaving soldiers to die and be maimed by the betrayal of their own leaders’ incompetence.

How those stars on the shoulders of generals do dazzle, to the point they forget the law of gravity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Refused military service? Beck's too young to have been drafted and Palin's a female. That being said, anyone that would refuse military service is a despicable coward.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous rtr said...

I suppose that blanket assertion would extend to Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney and various other warmongering luminaries?

2:52 PM  
Blogger HH said...

I wasn't thinking of the draft. Both Beck and Palin praise voluntary military service as a responsibility of citizenship - but they refused to volunteer. As did Cheney, they had "other priorities" - getting ahead by climbing on the backs of those who didn't shirk the responsibility they demand of others.

3:07 PM  
Anonymous earthboundmisfit said...

A more appropriate name for the show: "Taking Our Country BackWARD"

8:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is so evil about not wanting the government running every aspect of one's life?

9:52 PM  
Anonymous rtr said...

Such as limiting a woman's right to reproductive choice, determining who may marry whom, decreeing acceptable behaviors between consenting addults in the privacy of their homes, establishing and enforcing civil laws that grant personhood to corporations but that refuse to prosecute corporations for civil crimes, the same government that exempts corporations from criminal penalties?

Or we talking about the superficial myth that deifies gun ownership as proof of a meaningless freedom to people who haven't been able to form any competent realization that in the same way that bringing a knife to a gunfight is a definition of futility, that bringing a gun to an economic fight is even more foolish?

Or does it just feel good to believe something that hasn't been true for six decades or longer rather than opening your eyes and exercising those little grey cells?

11:06 PM  

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