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Friday, June 24, 2005

More from the College War Avoiders Conference

I got loaded on a can of shitty beer. Alcoholism captured

Here are a couple of posts from the CNRC bitchfest

Bill Frist bestowed upon us CRNC'ers the honor of a telecast. After making a joke about how he's such a badass heart surgeon, the blond-headed belle in the row in front of me turned around and said, "He's good!" Yes, he's a pretty awesome doctor. Insert Terry Schiavo comment here.

Then a girl wearing pearls walked by. (Oh it's worth a mention all right.)

The girl wearing pearls walked by some dude rocking a polo shirt and sneakers, which is in itself worth noting at this kind of a gathering (casual? what?). Even more noteworthy than his crazy liberal dress, though, was the collection of empty Busch Light cans under his chair. I counted 6. Pearls. Busch Light. Pearls. Busch Light.

A little later, Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council took the stage, noting with courageous enthusiasm, "There are some things that are worth fighting for." He proceeded to talk about the Iraq War, and some very heroic veterans (give credit where credit's due, 'sall good). Then he said, "They're giving their lives as you're giving your time." Right. These (military-age) folks helped create this war, but they're letting everybody else fight it. The irony was lost on this crowd.

Note: the photo and post time. It's 11:43 AM. Now, when my father was working with alcoholics, one of the big warning signs was drinking before noon. Six fucking beers? Maybe they were Democratic Hill Rats undercover. Otherwise, that's just fucked up. More on Tony "KKK" Perkins and his speech later. And it was shit beer as well. The only time we drank like that was at Columbia games, and I'm an NYU alum.
The Young America's Foundation, in case you didn't know, is a bastion of awesomeness. They're doing a field training seminar here - it's still going on, but I thought I should slip out to get some ink on it.

First, here's the "Freedom's Source" document that comes in the hardcover folder they give everyone. (did you even know folders can come in hardcover?) The text:

"It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the soldier, who salutes the flag... who serves under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag... who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Were it not for the brave... there would be no land of the free."

Author Unknown

Beneath the text, there are two addresses flanking the Young America's Foundation logo. One is for the F.M. Kirby Freedom Center, and the other is for the Reagan Ranch.

If you were to think war is wrong, or that war should only be a last resort, you would be wrong, at least according to YAF.

Inside the training, sparcely placed beer bottles (not cans this time, these guys are high class) punctuated the tables in Salon A. One young conservative felt the need to be wearing his aviators while he sipped on his Coors Light and listened to the speaker.

One speaker encouraged these College Republicans to use the following phrases on their posters to get people to their speaking events:

"Feminazi's Beware."
"Where are MY reparations?"
"What women really want."

Yet in spite of conservative tactics like these, David Horowitz continues to claim that it is the left that is intolerant, while the white Christian male is the downtrodden oppressed. I missed him earlier in the day, but I saw him last night at Heritage so 's all good.

Motherfucker, if being a soldier is so goddamn great, you can sign up at any recruiter you fucking choose. I see a bunch of healthy young men and women here. So why the fuck are they here and not at MCRD Parris Island or Ft. Jackson. If you love soldiers so goddamn much, go fucking be one. Take the oath. Your time doesn't mean dick. Not to the 11B's or the truck drivers or the ER nurses or surgeons or the orthopedics nurses. Your time? Fuck your time.

Tell that to the families of five women marines. They have to bury their barely out of high school daughters, and you want to talk about your goddamn time? Time. Let's talk about your service. You love this war so goddamn much, go fucking be part of it. They can have their families cheerlead.

Fucking cowards. Hiding behind people who's asses they aren't fit to wipe.

posted by Steve @ 5:39:00 PM

5:39:00 PM

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