What the FUCK?

Before I read this story I thought that the US as a nation, and California as  a state, could not go off the rails any further than they already were, but I see now I was wrong:

SACRAMENTO, CA  — The state Assembly has passed a resolution that would establish the first week of March as “Cuss Free Week” throughout the state.

The measure was approved on a voice vote Thursday and will be considered by the state Senate next week.

It was inspired by McKay Hatch, 16, a South Pasadena teenager who started a No Cussing Club and Web site at his middle school in 2007.

His movement has led to similar clubs in every state and 20 countries.

Hatch traveled to Sacramento with his family to support the resolution. He sees a link between foul-mouthed incivility and other forms of problem behavior, such as drug use and bullying.

“Your words become your actions, your actions become your behavior, your behavior becomes your character and your character becomes destiny: you are what you speak,” said Hatch during Thursday morning’s announcement.

Hatch said he hopes legislatures in other states adopt similar resolutions, citing a letter a middle school teacher in Louisiana wrote him.

“They found that after implementing a no-cussing club chapter, they had a 64 percent decrease in profanity and a 90 percent decrease in bullying,” he said. “This just proves to me what I already knew inside, and what I think we all know inside, our words are connected to our actions and have an effect on other people.”

Hatch also said his crusade to end cussing hasn’t been easy.  He launched the campaign at his middle school and soon found cruel classmates, even death threats to his family.

On one day in January of 2009, Hatch received 60,000 e-mails.

“It was a bunch of death threats of people trying to stop what I was doing. We actually had a couple of bomb threats on our house,” Hatch said. “But I realize they’re bullies and I’m not going to let the bullies win, so I’ve had a lot of backlash, but I’ve also had a lot of support.”

One lawmaker, however, did question the timing of the resolution. Assem. Chris Morby, R-Fullerton, wanted to know how lawmakers could be considering it when California is in the midst of a budget crisis.

“We recognize that we have a lot of tough issues facing California, but having the opportunity to recognize someone from our state who has made an impact is certainly something we should do here in the legislature,” Assem. Cameron Smythe, R-Santa Clarita, said.

Smythe sponsored the resolution, along with Assem. Anthony Pontantino, D-La Canada Flintridge.

“Cuss-free week,” if approved by the Senate, will begin next week.  Californians are encouraged to make “cuss-jars” using labels found on McKay’s Web site.  If you use profanity, you should deposit cash or coins into the jar.

McKay said at the end of the week money collected should be donated to charities.

I mean, hey if the kid and others want to start a non-swearing club, that is their right and that is fine with me. But sending it to the California state government, having this idea of “cuss free week” become a resolution that is now going to be voted on in the State Senate is all kinds of ridiculous to me. I am sorry that he got bullied and received death threats–that is not cool and the people who made those threats should be ashamed of themselves–but the fact of the matter is people have a right to cuss if they want to. Just like this 16 year old has the right not to cuss, and to try to encourage others not to, but to make it an official resolution/law? That is crazy, and comes dangerously close to infringing on First Amendment rights. The government cannot tell us what to say, or rather what not to say (unless it’s on television or the radio, and even in those media I think they should fuck off), but if this resolution becomes law, that will be what is happening.

Granted, I do not actually believe that it will pass the California state senate, but it was made a resolution so I suppose anything is possible. Whether or not the resolution becomes law is not really the point. The point is that a state government is seriously considering something like this. It is taking the time and the effort to decide whether or not this will become law. It is using valuable resources (monetary and time) on a trivial matter thought up by some Moral Code Crusading 16 year old because he makes the leap in logic that swearing leads to bullying and drug abuse. This is almost as ridiculous as saying drinking coffee in the morning leads to violent behavior in the afternoon and the consumption of alcohol in the evening.

I am dumbfounded that something like this could even be considered as a law, and I have to wonder how they would enforce a “cuss free week.” I mean, I know Big Brother is listening, so I suppose it is possible that recording devices will catch people swearing, notify the Department of Clean Language, which will then send the offender a ticket, working in much the same way as traffic light cameras that issue tickets to people who run red lights. Or maybe they will send the police to your home to issue a citation for your potty mouth, oh and also to check and see if you have any drugs in the house because you were swearing so that must mean that you are shooting or smoking the dope. And now with this, they don’t even need a warrant, or probable cause, to come into your home; they just need to be suspicious, and isn’t swearing a suspicious activity?

Seriously, how are they going to enforce a law like this (if it does indeed become a law, which I do not think it will)? The fact is that they cannot. It will be virtually impossible to enforce something like this, even with illegal wiretaps and hidden audio/visual recording equipment all over the place. The question then becomes: why pass a law that you cannot enforce? Well, the answer to that question is simple: there is no reason to pass a law that you cannot enforce. It would simply be a waste of time and resources that could be better spent on something worthwhile, like looking for a solution to California’s budget crisis, or the upcoming water crisis, or any number of other important issues. But no, instead we have lawmakers focused on an idea that has nothing to do with governing, and everything to do with censorship.


Ian McShane as Blackbeard?

I want to say that I really really really disliked the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I thoroughly enjoyed the first for what it was: a campy, big budget fun action/romance flick with good performances by all the actors (of course, this was before Johnny Depp kind of became a caricature of himself and started playing every role as if he were Jack Sparrow. It kind of reminds me of how Adam West insists that he is Batman). Oh, and Keira Knightly in those low cut, chest enhancing bodices (or corsages, to be more accurate)? Excellent, especially when one considers that she is not super endowed in the breast area (doesn’t change the fact that she is a beautiful woman). Case in point:

The point of this is that I am not overly excited about the fourth Pirates movie, especially since Ms. Knightley is not returning to wear those awesome corsages, but at least the eye candy will be good in the ever beautiful and talented Penelope Cruz. But this bit of news has intrigued me:

Ian McShane, Al Swearengen of Deadwood fame, has reportedly signed on to play Blackbeard in the fourth installment of this tired after the first one franchise. This could actually make the movie bearable and watchable, no matter what ridiculous plot they come up with, especially of he gets to exercise his loquacious abilities and gets into many a verbal duel with Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp. Hell, I would probably watch the movie just for a ten minute scene of them verbally sparring while involved in swordplay.

Here is the man in action, though of course the PG-13 nature of the Pirates movies would disallow the use of his cursing.

Warning: Very Not Safe For Work:

Tea Bagging with Captain America

Apparently in a new issue of Captain America, the stars and stripes superhero takes aim at the Tea Party movement, and it has sparked outraged within that movement.

From yahoo! news:

Since 1941, Captain America has been one of the most popular comic book characters around. The fictional super-patriot fought Nazis during World War II, took on those who burned the American flag during the Vietnam era, and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars for Marvel Comics along the way.  Now, the appearance that he is taking on the Tea Party Movement in a storyline about investigating white supremacists has forced Marvel to apologize for the comic hero.

Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called “the Watchdogs”. Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop.  The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like “tea bag libs before they tea bag you” and “stop the socialists.”

The Falcon mentions that the gathering appears to be “some kind of anti-tax protest” and notes that “this whole ‘hate the government’ vibe isn’t limited to the Watchdogs.” He then tells Captain America that he doesn’t think their plan will work because “I don’t exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks.” Captain America then explains that his plan entails sending The Falcon in among the group posing as an IRS agent under the thinking that a black government official will most certainly spark their anger.

The clear implicit attack on the Tea Party Movement was first noticed by Publius’ Forum’s Warner Todd Huston.  When a minor uproar ensued, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada spoke to Comic Book Resources and defended the issue while apologizing for the panel that seemed to tie real-life Tea Party protesters to the fictional group depicted in the book.

Saying that he could “absolutely see how some people are upset about this,” Quesada said that there was “zero discussion to include a group that looked like a Tea Party demonstration,” adding, “There was no thought that it represented a particular group.”

Quesada then went on to say that Marvel would “apologize for and own up to” a series of “stupid mistakes” that led to them “accidentally identifying” one of the members of the protest group “as being a part of the Tea Party instead of a generic protest group.” He explained that they were on deadline to get the issue to the printer for publication, and in the course of sending it off it was noticed that the signs in the scene contained no words or phrases. He said the editor then asked the letterer to “fudge in some quick signs” and that in the “rush to get the book out of the door,” the letterer “looked on the net and started pulling slogans” from signs captured in photographs at Tea Party protests in order to make them appear “believable.”

In response to Marvel’s explanation and apology, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips told Yahoo! News that it “sounds less like a genuine ‘we’re sorry’ than it does a ‘we’re sorry we got caught’ statement.”

“When I was a child in the ’60s Captain America was my favorite superhero,” he said. “It’s really sad to see what has traditionally been a pro-America figure being used to advance a political agenda.”

Ed Brubaker, the writer of the controversial Captain America story, told Fox News that any and all references to “tea bag” will be removed from all future editions of Marvel Comics.

This whole thing is ridiculous to me for several reasons. One, the Watchdogs have been appearing in Captain America since the late 80’s at least. I remember reading a story where, in an attempt to kill Captain America (whose mantle has been assumed by a man named John Walker at the time of the story) by holding his parents hostage. Well, the Dogs kill his parents, and Mr. Walker goes medieval on their asses in what has to be one of the most violent mainstream comics I have ever read. Here is the cover, for those of you interested. You can probably find a copy in the back issue bins at any self respecting comic book store (that is, if there are any self respecting comic books stores left).

The point is, the Watchdogs have been around for a while, and they have always been white supremacist, fascist douches. The Tea Party movement did not inspire them in any way shape or form, so they just need to chill out.

I realize, that the complaints aren’t about the Watchdogs, but rather about the portrayal of protestors using Tea Party slogans as crazy radicals. Well you know what, some of them are? Some of them are crazy, and racist, and radical and angry. Not all of them, to be sure, but some of them. Maybe even a lot of them, I do not know. In fact, since I do not live in America at the moment I can safely say that I don’t know a single teabagger, and I am okay with that. Besides, the protest scene in question (I haven’t read the issue, I am just basing what I am about to say on the art provided in the article–but that is okay because this scene seems to be the focus of this so called controversy) is just demonstrating, as the Falcon says, “this whole ‘hate the government’ vibe isn’t limited to the Watchdogs.” There is a lot of anger in America right now, even I know that and I live in the Czech Republic. And it is true that some of these folks really do seem to hate the government right now.

Now, the teabaggers might be feeling sensitive because Captain America is supposed to be the symbol of America, is supposed to stand up for the American ideal and so called real Americans, and they probably consider themselves to be “real Americans from real America” and in this issue the writers are taking not so veiled shots at them. But you know what? Grow up. The slogans lettered on those protest signs in the artwork are actual slogans and words found on actual papers and boards of actual tea party protesters. If they did not want someone to take them to task over their hateful and sexually charged words “teabag them before they teabag you” maybe they should have thought about that before writing those slogans and making asses of themselves on national and international television.

The two points mentioned above are irritating to be sure, but what really gets me is this statement by Tea Party Nation Founder Judson Phillips: “When I was a child in the ’60s Captain America was my favorite superhero,” he said. “It’s really sad to see what has traditionally been a pro-America figure being used to advance a political agenda.” There are so many things wrong with this statement that I do not even know where to begin, but I will try. First, I would argue that  a “pro-American figure” is taking a political stance, and advancing a political agenda. After all, if Cap is trashing fascists in order to save America, isn’t that a political statement and agenda? Sure, it might be an easy one, after all only fascists will object to fascist bashing, but it is one nonetheless. Also, this is not the first time Cap has dealt with political turmoil.

From Wikipedia:

The series also dealt with the Marvel Universe‘s version of the Watergate scandal, making Rogers so uncertain about his role that he abandons his Captain America identity in favor of one called Nomad. During this time, several men unsuccessfully assume the Captain America identity.[41] Rogers eventually re-assumes it after coming to consider that the identity could be a symbol of American ideals and not its government; it’s a personal conviction epitomized when he later confronted a corrupt Army officer attempting to manipulate him by appealing to his loyalty, “I’m loyal to nothing, General.. except the [American] Dream.” Jack Monroe, cured of his mental instability, later takes up the Nomad alias.[42] During this period, Rogers also temporarily gains super strength.[43] He also learns of the apparent death of Sharon Carter.[44]

As we can see, the Captain America title has dealt with politics before in the past, and quite often, too. The above example is just one of many. Just because you may disagree with the political statement that Captain America is making, do not imply that the comic has not done this kind of thing before, and don’t express fake outrage over something this trivial. Sure, Captain America is a popular comic title, but it is a comic with a comic’s readership. It’s not the New York Times, for crying out loud.

Of course the real problem is that the tea baggers cannot stand criticism. Hey I can understand that, no one like to be criticized, but here’s the thing. If you cannot take it, don’t dish it out. The teabaggers have built their platform on hate and criticism. It is their bread and butter and water. They can say and do whatever they want because they are outraged and against the government, but as soon as someone takes them to task on their point of view they throw up their arms and cry foul. You can’t have it both ways folks. Either stop the hate spewing out of your mouths, or learn to live with caricatures that some people will make of you.

Finally, since Captain America is an agent of the government, it is his job to protect that government and the nation that it rules, therefore it makes perfect sense that the comic would depict anti-government protesters as crazies and loons, and right now the teabaggers are the ones doing most of the protesting, as well as spewing forth most of the anti-government and hate speech that is out there today.

It saddens me to see that Marvel is caving on this, and that they have apologized for the depictions of the protesters in the issue. Whatever happened to freedom of expression. Oh right, Disney.

Sharks Leafs 3rd period

Announcer claims Thornton Heatley and Marleau need to step it up. To him I say: Shut it turkey (but I agree with you).

Sharks on the attack. Leafs have it.

So far this period is not very exciting. Or maybe that is just the subdued calling of the announcers.

Leafs threatening and dominating zone time. Sharks need a shift change, can’t clear the puck.

Nabby with a save, Sharks finally clear.

Leafs striking back. They are totally in control of the game. 27-17 shots in favor of Toronto.

The Leafs are totally outplaying and outworking the boys in teal.

Sharks shoot and almost score. Some nice pressure, and almost another goal from Seto and Pavelski. They are a bit of a dangerous duo tonight. Too bad they couldn’t get the goal.

Leafs threatening, but Sharks clear.

Some good back and forth play, but apparently not much to talk about since the announcers have been kind of quiet. I wonder how I would feel if I were able to watch the game rather than just listen to it.

The radio has gone quiet for a moment. That happens sometimes. It is annoying, but it is part of my life when I want to hear a Sharks game. The radio is back, and thankfully there were no goals, well thankfully the Leafs did not score, at least.

Puck is in the Sharks zone, but they are able to clear. Now the Ryan Clowe has taken a high sticking penalty. Nevermind that it was accidental, or the result of dirty play by Phaneuf (sp?), and now the Sharks are on the penalty kill.

Sharks continue to kill the penalty. About a minute left. Murray blocks a shot but limps to the bench. I hope it’s just a stinger and nothing more serious.

Nabokov with the big save. He keeps it tied and shows that thus far he deserves the team MVP because without him the Sharks are down 7-2 or worse.

The penalty has been killed.

It is time for the Sharks to reach into the tank and put the pressure on. There is no reason they should lose this game, nor is there any reason that this game should go into overtime. Of course, there are almost ten minutes left, which is plenty of time for this game to be broken wide open. If that happens, I hope it is the Sharks who are the ones doing the breaking and not the ones being broken. They should be able to do it, after all, it’s Toronto :-).

Faceoff in the Toronto zone. Do I smell a quick goal? Not quite.

Leafs strike back. Sharks defense holds strong, clear it out. Seto battles for it, sends it off a skate to Ryan Clowe to the back of the net! San Jose 3-2. Now let’s see if they can hold strong.

Leafs break out, Sharks turn it the other way. The announcers keep talking about their Turning Point brought to you by some kind of energy drink, and I wish they would just shut up about it. I understand that they have to plug it, they need to advertising revenue after all, but that does not make it any less annoying.

Commercial break and more radio silence.

5:29 left in the period and, with skill and precision from the Sharks, the game.

That’s right, the Sharks secondary scoring is better this year so if you focus on Thornton, Setoguichi and Clowe and Pavelski will make you pay!

Announcer: It’s hard to believe he (Thornton) has only three 30 goal seasons.

Me: No it’s not you twit. Thornton does not shoot. That means he cannot score goals.

Murray has not returned to the game. I don’t like the looks of that.

If the Sharks win, it will be a 9 road-game winning streak. Do it Tiburones.

Leafs pressuring… Sharks holding strong…Sharks attack…Leafs clear…Murray is back…

Weak shot, Toronto clears and starts their offense.

Nabby makes a big save off of Phaneuf to keep the Sharks in the game.

120 to go. JGS is out of the net.

Thornton misses the open net. Clowe’s shot is blocked. 45 seconds left.

Leafs threatening with the extra man. Sharks clear. 25 seconds.

Sharks are holding. Puck is lost, but Nabby holds strong and arguably saves the game without knowing where the puck is. Could this be the “Turning Point” the announcers have been talking about all night. 10 seconds left in the game. Toronto calls a time out. Hold strong Sharks, hold strong. And by that I mean Nabby because you are the reason the team is still in this game. You deserve the regulation win, and you have earned it, but you cannot rely on your team’s defense to protect the lead.

And now the Sharks have one, ironically enough because of a good defensive play in the form of a deflection. I guess I have to eat some crow.

Well the Sharks won, but it was not a pretty game. I suppose that does not matter because it is all about the W and the two points.

Sharks v Maple Leafs 2nd Period

Sharks did not score on the power play and now the Leafs got a good scoring chance.

The Leafs are pressuring, and now there is a possible goal and now there is a review to see if it actually was a goal.

No Goal! Whew.

Let’s go guys.

Sharks almost cleared the puck, but then it turned into icing, so they really didn’t even come close to clearing the puck. Grrr!

Blake with a big shot…GOAL?…no. So close. Okay, okay, keep it up. JSG is a punk but we can beat him.

Pictured: A punk.

Boyle off the faceoff for a goal! YES!

Sharks threatening, Leafs clear, but go offside on the possible breakaway. Good break for the Sharks.

Blake with a shot, Orty wide a wide shot. I like that the Sharks seem to have found their legs all of a sudden. I wonder how long it will last.

Seto to Pavelski for the big goal! This is more like it.

I wonder what the shot totals are now. I hope the announces tell me soon.

Ooh a fight: Exelby (?) and Staubitz. Lefts being thrown, Exelby without his helmet. A few more punches, then they hit the ice. It sounded to me like Exelby had the better showing, but then the announcers said that Staubitz was the victor, so I’ll accept that and focus on the important thing:

Sharks 2; Leafs 1

Torey Mitchell with the shot, JGS with the save., and then time for a commercial.

Leafs pressing, Nabby keeping it a one goal lead for the Sharks. Marleau clears. Leafs bring it back to the Sharks zone.

Leafs continue to press, the Sharks really need to get the puck out. Way to go Nichol, you cleared the puck and forced a faceoff in the Toronto zone.

Nabby with yet another big save. Seto ices it. Sharks need this faceoff, too bad Malholtra is injured.

Leafs won the faceoff and got the shot on goal. Nabby keeps it 2-1. Way to go Evgeni, keep it up until the final game of the Stanley Cup finals.

Leafs in the Sharks zone. Sharks finally clear. Boyle to Thornton. Leafs clear.

Sharks in the Leafs zone, setting up for a shot.

Thornton to Blake, Murray has it, Leafs take it away and clear.

Leafs pressuring and controlling the puck. Good scoring chances, but active defense from the Sharks–body blocks and poke checking.

Shot on goal for the Leafs, save by Nabokov.

Goodness, the Leafs are really responding and kind of taking control of the game. This is reminiscent of the first period, only the Sharks have the lead.

Grrr. Marleau just missed.

The Sharks may have the lead, but they are not playing a strong enough game to hold the lead. At least in my opinion.

Oh, but now they have a power play opportunity. Let’s see if they can score on this one.

Sharks cycling in the zone. Leafs, clear. No shots on this power play yet.

Leafs with a breakaway and shot, Clowe is there.

Sharks powerplay sucking right now.

Heatley with a big shot, JGS with the save.

Sharks do not score on the PP. Jody Shelley takes a retaliation penalty (why is he even on the team? I know he’s supposed to be an enforcer, but he sucks at that, and he makes boneheaded plays like this) which sets the Leafs up for a powerplay goal after only 9 seconds.

2-2 now. BALLS!

End of second period. Here is where we see what the Sharks are made of.

Shots: 25 Leafs; 16 Sharks

Sharks vs. Maple Leafs First Period.

So I am listening to this game right now, it’s an early game so that means it is only 1:30 am here. So far this is not a good game for the Sharks. They have been grossly outplayed. The Leafs have something like 12 shots and a goal. The Sharks have maybe 3 shots, and there are probably somewhere around 8 minutes left in the first period. The Sharks really need to get it going.

Man, Dany Heatley just sent one off of the post. At least that is a positive sign.

Speaking of the Sharks, I have not really written about them since the hockey season started. Could it be that I am still reeling from the pitiful playoff performance last year against the Duck? Yeah, most likely, but also because it is clear that Sharks are going to make the playoffs, unless they have a total meltdown, but I have enough faith in them to think that they will not suffer from such a fiasco. However, the Olympics are this year and the Sharks have at least four Olympians on their team, but I think it is something closer to at least six. Even with the Olympic Games, I still the that the Sharks have the wherewithal to plat through the Olympics and come back to finish strong. Then it will be the playoffs and that is where the Sharks really have to prove themselves.

Sounds like the refs missed a penalty call. Douches.

Sharks putting a little pressure on, but nothing too big.

Mitchell with a shot on goal, Leafs take it into Sharks territory. Huskins clears (who is this guy? oh, he was one of the dudes that came from Anaheim last year–the announcer just informed me).

I am interested in seeing how the new defensive acquisition, Niclas Wallin fits into the lineup. So far, it does not seem like he has added much as the announcers are not really talking about him But then, maybe that is a good thing because that means that he at least not making many mistakes, and I will take a clean but boring defender over a flashy but sloppy one any day of the week except for Wednesday because hey, everyone has to take risks once in a while.

I realize the above picture does not show a Shark uniform, but that dude in the Carolina uniform is now a Shark, and this is the best I can do right now since I cannot find any photos of him in a teal jersey.

These Maple Leaf radio announcers are pretty crappy. They are boring and speak in kind of flat unenthusiastic voices. But they are Canadian, so what are you going to do? I would like to take this moment to say that I have nothing against Canadians. In fact I think they are pretty great. They are just a little laid back, and I dig that; however, it is not necessarily appropriate for radio sports broadcasting.

Ooh, Los Tiburones are going on a Power Play. Second best on the road in the league. Of course that does not really mean anything, except that they are able to score on the PP, which is just something that should be a given for all teams in the NHL.

Shorthanded shot from the Leafs. Jerks. Good save Nabby.

First period over. Sharks still on the PP. Sharks outshot 13-7. Let’s go boys, pick up the pace.

Oliver North is a Twit

Watch the video for all the proof you need.

Now, there are all kinds of wrong spewing out of this twit’s mouth, but I particularly like the part about NAMBLA and Pedophiles. And by like, I mean find most offensive and asinine. The leap in logic from repealing an oppressive law that denies our soldier’s their rights, even though they have been fighting two horrific wars for the better part of a decade to how the repealing of that law will open to the door to all kinds of sexual deviants.

If we do not let pederasts and NAMBLA members into the military now (and I really don’t know if we do, and I am feeling too lazy at the moment to do a quick google search so if anyone knows, leave a comment and share your knowledge), I doubt that getting rid of DADT is going to change that. What it will change is that gay and lesbian service members will hide have to hide their sexual orientation. This will not make them weaker soldiers, and I highly doubt we are going to see them flamboyantly display their new freedom.

They are soldiers. They are not going out clubbing, or partying; they are fighting and dying for their country. They are trained professionals whose duty is to the United States of America, and I am sure they take their job quite seriously. Repealing DADT will not open the floodgates for pageant parades in the barracks anymore than it will open the military door to NAMBLA members, pederasts, necrophiliacs, folks into bestiality, or  Furries. What is a Furry, you ask. Well, ask and ye shall receive:

so please Mr. North shut your pie hole and stop the lying hate and bigotry spewing forth out of it. You are a liar and a hater of America sir. That’s right, I called said you hate America. I know that you served in the Armed Forces, and I know that you made Col, but I also know that you are a liar and a convicted felon. You are a good fall guy with a bad memory, who served his country and then lied about his actions while serving.You sir, are worse than Pete Rose, and he almost ruined baseball, America’s–the country that you hate–national pastime.

I know, you may be wondering how I can claim a man such as yourself, Mr. North, a Col. can hate his country. Well, maybe I can’t, but I can say that you have an extreme dislike for her troops. Sure, only some of them because after all not all of the troops are gay. Or are they? Right now we can’t ask and they can’t tell, so we don’t know, but wouldn’t it be great that if after DADT is repealed, it turned out that all of our servicemen actually ARE gay. Then you really would have to hate the whole army. I imagine the army would then look something like this:

Why do you hate us Mr. North?

I then imagine your head would look something like this:

This is what will happen to all lying Armed Forces hating, convicted felon's heads when Don't Ask Don't Tell is repealed.