Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dishonest or delusional? You make the call.

In a fit of incredibly poor judgment, Blogging Tory Celestial Junk's "Junker" shows up at Dave's place to take issue, and the downright hilarity begins:

That’s all fine and dandy that you found a single convenient target to prop up your case, but I really must reject your notion that the left side of the blogosphere is the only one pointing out said injustices towards the troops. I just can’t accept that.

In the first place, Junker, we did not just find "a single convenient target" -- what we found was a spectacularly ignorant Canadian wanker who, against all odds, was unaware that U.S. war veterans were being treated like crap going back years at this point. We in the Progress-o-sphere have become depressingly used to Canadian conservatives being just flat-out ignorant about stuff, but the thought that someone who is part of a flag-waving cabal that is always pissing and moaning about how we should "support the troops" could be that clueless about military-related matters was what inspired this.

And as for whether or not you can "accept" that, let me be the first to assure you that none of us over here really give a fuck one way or the other whether you can accept it. Luckily, reality is on our side, and you're welcome to what's left. But let's not stop now -- let's let Junker bury himself good and proper, as he steels himself to confront our logic and rhetorically attacks head-on with:

I’m not going so far as to compile a list of examples.

Well, that didn't last long, did it? Game, set, match, thanks for playing, Junker. Next time, bring your "A" game. But we're not done here -- not even fucking close. Here's Junker, laying down the bullshit and hoping no one checks up on him:

But I rest easy with my case, knowing that my blogging partner and I have been all over these issues for as long as we have been blogging.

Have you, Junker? Well, that should be easy enough to check, then.

Let's refresh everyone's memory regarding, say, the fiasco involving the appalling treatment of returning U.S. vets at Walter Reed hospital, shall we? Something I personally blogged about here. And here. And here. Now let's see how that stacks up against what's been happening at that pisshole of a blog of yours, Junker, where, using the handy-dandy search feature and feeding in "Walter Reed", we find a grand total of two posts: this one (in which your father pathetically can't even spell Jon Voight's name correctly), and this one, in which your increasingly pathetic father dismisses the horrors of Walter Reed with what appears to be a lame attempt at humour:

Nothing a Little Bit of Capitalism Wouldn't Fix

Annie looks at the problems at Walter Reed ... strangely, they're the same problems we face almost everywhere that over regulated, over unionized, and over protected government employees are in charge:

and links to Ann Coulter for fuck's sake! This is your idea of "supporting the troops" outrage? Parroting Coulter when she tries to blame it all on the Democrats? Jackass.

Yes, Junker ... apparently, you and your dad have been all over that story like Dick Evans on NAMBLA's home page. What self-delusional bullshit. But Junker just doesn't know when to let it go, as he takes an axe handle to what little is left of his credibility:

A side note on Scotians comment. It pains me to see such ignorance on certain matters. The US military is not in tatters. There no longer exists a recruiting crisis in the US.

I have an idea -- let's have some not-stupid people fill us in. Say here:

Fatigue cripples US army in Iraq

Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis.

And as for recruiting going just peachy keen, Junker, well, let me introduce you to reality:

U.S. Army expands by lowering the bar on recruits

WASHINGTON: Two weeks ago, the Pentagon announced the "good news" that the army had met its recruiting goal for October, the first month in a five-year plan to add 65,000 new soldiers to the ranks by 2012.

But Pentagon statistics show the army met that goal by accepting a higher percentage of enlistees with criminal records, drug or alcohol problems, or health conditions that would have ordinarily disqualified them from service.

In each fiscal year since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, statistics show, the army has accepted a growing percentage of recruits who do not meet its own minimum fitness standards. The October statistics show that at least 1 of every 5 recruits required a waiver to join the service, leading military analysts to conclude that the army is lowering standards more than it has in decades.

So, Junker, are we done here? Seriously, are we done? After the public humiliation above, do you have the sense God gave a turnip to slink off quietly and lick your wounds and maybe think about how worthless are your opinions on this topic? Or are you going to be as abysmally pathetic as your father and just keep repeating the same dishonest tripe over and over, hoping someone even stupider than you eventually believes it? Because, really, it makes no difference to me.

You just keep lying to yourself, Junker, if it makes you feel better. But feel free to drop by my place or Dave's when you want to find out what's really happening out there. And we'll keep blogging about how to really support the troops. And you can keep blogging about the super-duper, wicked coolness of your yellow ribbons and fridge magnets and red t-shirts.

Does that sound fair, Junker? Does that work for you?

BY THE WAY, JUNKER, your father is as screamingly ignorant about things climatological as you are about things military. I didn't even think that was possible, but I'm always willing to be surprised.


Red Tory said...

Nicely eviscerated, sir.

Would it be impertinent to ask why “Junker” has chosen to name himself after the class of plutocratic, militaristic and aristocratic German elitists that led 2 million of that country’s soldiers to their deaths, not to mention an equal number of French and about half that of British soldiers?

M@ said...

Oh, RT, it's not that at all. It's a Freudian (pronounciation note: Froooodian) slip regarding the quality of the posts on the blog.

Or he's a small Chinese boat. Whichever.

So they need two people to put that blog together, huh? It shows, I guess...

Dave said...

CC, I say old boy, how do you manage to type with that machete in your hand?

Scotian said...

If it pains him to see such ignorance on display then perhaps he should stop looking in the mirror when he projects it onto others. I knew exactly what I was talking about when I left that comment at Dave's. What a self delusional git.

Ti-Guy said...

Since I have nothing else to say, I'll say this: Junker's not the worst rightwinger we'd have to deal with.

Sorry. I kind of like Junker. He has a sense of humour. If he's defending his father, I really can't blame him for that.