Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Moron Mail

If I were an idiot with no life and only a tenuous awareness of the world around me, yet still had the same right-leaning political philosophy, I might write a letter to the Strib that went like this:

Thanks to Teddy Kennedy and his gluttonous appetite and unquenchable "thirst" there are about a thousand fewer tons of food and bottles of Chivas Regal to help the displaced people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Isn't the point of Chivas Regal to help comfort those displaced by natural disasters?

Pretty lame, huh? I mean how low is it to take a natural disaster that has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives and use it to take a cheap shot at a politician many dislike?

Not to mention I have no idea what Teddy drinks now. For all I know, it may be Dewars or Crown Royale. If I were to actually send something like that in, I would be rightly chastised as a no-nothing jackass shooting off his mouth. And the Strib would be right not to publish such a letter.

Oh wait:

Thanks to President Bush and his unjust and ill-conceived war in Iraq, there are about a thousand fewer Army National Guard members in Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Isn't the point of the National Guard to protect us at home and help out in natural disasters?

Blarn3y P3t3rs0n, Minneapolis.

Not only has twittledick here blessed us with that refreshingly original and underused phrase "unjust and ill-conceived war" (does Michael Moore write all these letters and them dole them out to fellow travelers to send in?), but he's tacitly trying to tell us that there aren't going to be enough Guardsmen to participate in the cleanup and relief.

I smell a talking point...

Yep, the moonbats are trying to set it up so that GW Bush gets the blame should anything in the aftermath of Katrina go wrong or take longer than expected. I've heard estimates that some will be without electricity for up to 3 weeks. How much do you want to bet that 2 weeks from now we'll hear some brain-damaged Kos wannabe saying "If those Guard units were back here in the States instead of in Iraq fighting an illegal and misguided war, everybody would have had their power back on by now"?

Feh. For the record, nobody is concerned about the number of Guardsmen available for the hurricane relief effort. From the AP story that Dead-Flies-for-Brains must have read before making us all stupider for having read his cliche-ridden garbage:

(First, in the interest of intellectual honesty, here's the line that Super Twerp got his info from)
Some 6,000 National Guard personnel from Louisiana and Mississippi who would otherwise be available to help deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are in Iraq.

Even odds that the source of that little nugget came from MoveOn, Code Pink or some other drool merchant organization. But then we read further:

Even so, Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita said the states have adequate National Guard units to handle the hurricane needs. He said about 6,500 National Guard troops were available in Louisiana, about 7,000 in Mississippi, nearly 10,000 in Alabama and about 8,200 in Florida.

So to you Barney Butthead, I say "Shut the hell up and pass the Chivas".

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