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IS THAT A DRAFT OR DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE HOLES IN THEIR HEADS?
|I knew better than to leave the tv on Headline News last weekend. Headline News is to journalism what Sally Jesse Raphael is to Leonardo Da Vinci - a total waste of air and energy. But I'm sick to death of stock market analysts telling me the horse is out of the barn three years too late, so I left it there and made myself a nice drink.
I bought a bottle of "Electric Reindeer Zinfindel" wine 4 or 5 years ago, and it's moved from place to place and across the country with me. Why move a $4 bottle of wine so disreputable that no woman I've ever known would actually sit down and drink it with me? Because I packed it away and forgot all about it, that's why. And now I wish I could do that with the horrible brain-vomit I heard reported on Headline News.
I'd just sat back down with the glass of wine and had taken my first sip, more than half expecting to taste vinegar or computer cleaner. I was pleasantly surprised to find it still was recognizeable as wine, and was enjoying the glow of this unexpected largesse when the news reader jabbered something about "reinstating the draft".
Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) came onscreen, but with the McNews ethic of Headline News I don't know if his words actually ran or the talking head told us what he was saying. The gist of it, confirmed in an internet search for real news articles, is that Rangel (and Rep. John Conyers of Michigan) said as members of the Black Caucus they were going to ask the House of Representatives to consider legislation to reinstitute the draft.
According to the Washington Post the two Congressmen "have voiced support for a nationwide military draft, saying that the children of the rich should serve alongisde less privileged Americans in the war on terrorism."
Our tax dollars at work once again, ladies and gentlemen. Rangel and Conyers must be stupid as bricks to have said this, or even to have thought it. Who elects these morons?
IT'S AN ALL-VOLUNTEER MILITARY RIGHT NOW! EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES MILITARY IN 2003 IS THERE BECAUSE THEY ENLISTED OR RE-ENLISTED VOLUNTARILY! ANYBODY WHO TELLS YOU DIFFERENT IS A GODDAMN LIAR, AND KNOWS IT.
This is a direct and total insult to every man and women in the military, and particularly to black men and women. One can only speculate these politicians figure those in the all-volunteer military are probably too smart to vote for them anyway. Their comments and plans are simple political grandstanding for the purpose of expanding their own power and economic base. Real politicians should be making damn sure there needs to be full-scale war anywhere, rather than tap dancing to refill their bank accounts. These particular men would be beneath contempt were they not elected representatives of the United States House.
So please, join me in expressing total contempt for their lying asses. Don't just take my word for it; click here.
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