Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Your daily Joel.

It's days like this -- when I don't feel like being particularly challenged throwing together a post or two -- that it's always easy to slap around Joel Johannesen. So why not? Once again, let's appreciate Joel's perky optimism regarding the U.S. military:

U.S. Army meets re-enlistment goal? Tells us something.

Here’s what else “tells us something”: the fact that you have to stand on your head and search to find this news. Yes that also tells us something. It tells us that the liberal media doesn’t want us to know about this. So I think it’s actually two extremely important facts, neither of which the liberal media wants us to know about.

Yessir, according to Joel, everything is just ducky in WarWorld. Then again, perhaps you should also consider the opinion of someone who, when it comes to the American military, isn't as appallingly stupid as a sack of cement:

Army Warns Rumsfeld It's Billions Short

The Army's top officer withheld a required 2008 budget plan from Pentagon leaders last month after protesting to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that the service could not maintain its current level of activity in Iraq plus its other global commitments without billions in additional funding.

The decision by Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, the Army's chief of staff, is believed to be unprecedented and signals a widespread belief within the Army that in the absence of significant troop withdrawals from Iraq, funding assumptions must be completely reworked, say current and former Pentagon officials...

The Army, with an active-duty force of 504,000, has been stretched by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. About 400,000 have done at least one tour of combat duty, and more than a third of those have been deployed twice. Commanders have increasingly complained of the strain, saying last week that sustaining current levels will require more help from the National Guard and Reserve or an increase in the active-duty force.

How about that? Apparently, things aren't quite as rosey as Joel would like to think. And I'm betting you won't be reading this kind of sobering news over at "Proud to be Right-Wing Stenographers" anytime soon.

Call it a hunch.


Zorpheous said...

Joel is an interesting organism. He thinks that when the government or military meets their basic goals, it should be headline news. Yet when things are going wrong, goals not being achieved, that some who this is the fault of the leftwing media for reporting it.

In Joel's little rose colored world this is news,...

"Man swims in ocean and dries off once he reaches shores"

but this would be leftwing news

"Man swims in ocean and is eaten by shark after drowning".

I really love his rightwing religous hissy fits that he throws. It was last week when he start bitch about the CBC and "The Big Picture" about a show called "The root of all evil?". He of course took it as an attack on Christian-insanity and Catholicks. Anyhoo thanks to him I watched it and found it to be very interesting. Thanks to Joel I got to watch a very informative pov on blind belief.

Ti-Guy said...

Does anyone know why Joel comes off so ...mentally challenged? Is it organic, or is it the result of some sort of emotional/psychological abuse?

You know what's interesting? You can tell these non-anonymous righty-tighties are completely anti-social and isolated. I know if my neighbour or co-worker was Joel Johannesen, I'd be blogging up a storm about every juicy detail of gossip of which an undoubtedly crazed person such as this should be an unending source. The fact that no one is means he probably never leaves the house and that all his strongly-held conservative values never materialise into anything more substantial than the what bounces around in his blunt skull.

M@ said...

Heh. I didn't realise that he'd blogged about the Dawkins documentary. That was pretty funny.

I liked how his commenters were outraged that Christians could be compared with the violence and hatred of Islamofascists, and then went on to say things like "nuke the CBC".

As for the actual documentary and follow-on discussion, I gather none of Joel's commenters watched it (though one did write the ombudsman to complain about the content of a show that had not yet aired). A shame -- they might have learned something.

Well, maybe not.