Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Several days late and a brain cell short.

Blogging Tory and self-described military junkie Paul E. Marek of Saskatoon finally clues in to what we here at CC HQ have been blogging about for days:

The Invisible Hand of Socialism

Obama style:

The Department of Defense has allegedly compelled a private employer to fire a U.S. Army Reserve major from his civilian job after he had his military deployment orders revoked for arguing he should not be required to serve under a president who has not proven his eligibility for office.

According to the CEO of Simtech Inc., a private company located in Tampa, Fla., and contracted by the Defense Security Services, an agency of the Department of Defense, the federal government has compelled the termination of Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook.

Cook's attorney, Orly Taitz, wrote in her blog that Simtech CEO Larry Grice said he would try to find another position within the company for Cook, but nothing is currently available.

Unsurprisingly, Mr. Marek is, once again, as dumb as a bag of dog turds. But you already knew that, right?

BY THE WAY, there's actually a simpler interpretation of what happened here. The DoD had no need to demand that Cook's employer fire him. Rather, all the DoD needed to do was revoke Cook's security clearance, at which point he was probably unemployable if his position with Simtech required such a clearance. At that point, Simtech undoubtedly had no choice but to release him, and all the DoD probably did was remind Simtech of their contractual obligations to the DoD with respect to DoD-related work -- no security clearance, no workee.

Others have been speculating the same way, such as here, where the government's revocation of someone's security clearance is essentially unreviewable. Quite simply, by his actions, Cook demonstrated that he was entirely untrustworthy, at which point the DoD acted appropriately, at which point Cook was well and truly fucked, and all by his own hand.

And Paul E. Marek is still as much of a total twatwaffle as ever. Quelle surprise.

IRONY, OH IRONY: Appreciate, if you will, the stone-faced hypocrisy of Cook's supporters, rising to his defense, demanding fairness, or due process, or employment rights and so on. These are, of course, the same howling yobs who absolutely despise the concept of unions and workers' rights, suddenly deciding that those rights are incredibly important after all.

There's a reason I hate these people.


Boris said...

Further, the only link to Obama in all this is the delusional major's and his lunatic "lawyer's" assertion that Obama is a fraudulent president. Marek implies that Obama has a direct and active hand in the fate of soon to be Mr. Cook. It's a no brainer that any serving soldier who openly and very publicly challenges the legitimacy of their CinC is going to get hammered. Militaries all over the world frown greatly on that sort of thing and attach serious words to it, like "mutiny" and "treason" and "insubordination" which are uttered by serious people at serious events called "court martials".

As far as his link to socialism - he keeps using that word, but I do not think it means what he thinks it means.

liberal supporter said...

As far as his link to socialism - he keeps using that word, but I do not think it means what he thinks it means.
You daft lefty, don't you get it?

Hitler's party was called National Socialist, therefore Hitler was a socialist. Hitler gave orders to kill millions of civilians, and at the Nuremburg trials, "I was just following orders" was not an acceptable defense for soldiers carrying them out.

Therefore, the principle of soldiers being able to refuse illegal orders should now be expanded beyond something based on the legality of the orders themselves, to refusing all orders based on who happens to be giving said orders. Please do not point out that this is very different, because it ruins the analogy, and only traitors ruin right wing analogies and narratives.

And please bear in mind that "treason" only applies to refusing orders from a Republican President. Or simply voicing disapproval of any policy, no matter how minor, of said Republican President.

Please try to correct your thinking yourself. All waterboarding cells are currently occupied and your retraining might not take place for some time.

Thank you.

Ti-Guy said...

I just can't believe my taxes are going to his squalling brat's upkeep.

KEvron said...

"Marek implies that Obama has a direct and active hand in the fate of soon to be Mr. Cook."

a misperception that i'll be happy to reinforce for paul.

seriously, you all need to stop wasting your time in trying, in vain, to enlighten these idiots. tell' em they're absolutely right about the birth certifictae, then thumb your nose in their faces. it takes all the fun outta the whining they do so enjoy.


Rev.Paperboy said...

There's a reason I hate these people.

ooh! ooh! I know! I know!

could it be because they are hateful?