Monday, July 20, 2015

Chickenhawks on Parade


They just keep turning up like bad pennies.

Ben Shapiro filed a police report targeting a trans woman after he went out of his way to be insulting to her and she suggested that he might want to cut back on that if he didn't plan to home in an ambulance. You may remember Shapiro as the UCLA/Harvard student columnist who was a leading cheerleader for the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, but who for some reason never seemed to be able to find his way to a recruiting office.

And former US Senator Saxby Chambliss -- who sat out Vietnam on student deferments then ran against Vietnam veteran and triple amputee Max Cleland as "weak" (i.e. not militaristic enough for Saxby's taste) -- called Edward Snowden, a genuine hero who does more for America on any given day than Chamblis has in his whole miserable life, to be publicly hanged.

I guess maybe I'm getting old and cranky, but the way I remember the past is that shitheads like these guys used to get dragged down the hall for swirlies in high school ... and later, seek work as janitors cleaning up the next generation of swirlie messes at said school.

These days, people actually seem to care what nimrods like Shapiro and Chambliss think about stuff.

It's like the Kardashians, minus any sex appeal. Boggles the mind.

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