I Should Have Known…

Typical of those that can’t substantiate their position, they always resort to name calling, throwing things, and if all else fails, pull out the ever popular “I know you are but what am I?”

Seems my friend Mark Patterson is back with more comments. And this time, it is clear that he not only refuses to research before he takes a position, he also likely didn’t even read my post before he started his rant. Now, I could have just deleted his post. And frankly, that probably would be the wise thing to do. But, I have chosen to make an example of how not to win a debate with me. It’s also kind of funny, for those of us grounded in reality, to read the rants of someone clearly out of touch. Seems I touched a nerve with this one. (Note that if you are offended by either strong language or simply can’t stand to read rants written by people who don’t, won’t, or can’t read, then you probably should just avoid this post).

THIS IS THE TRAGEDY, JUST LIKE VIETNAM, YOU IDIOTS BELIEVE THE LIAR MURDERER BUSH.

Wow. Nothing like starting off with a well substantiated point. When all else fails, throw “liar” and “murderer” into your statement. And for good measure, call your opponent an “idiot.” That sure scores points. Mr. Patterson must have been a Master Debater in school.

THERE ARE STILL, STILL PEOPLE TODAY THAT THINK IT WAS THE “PROTESTERS” WHO KEPT US FROM “WINNING” VIETNAM, WAKE UP LOSER.

Now, I’m not sure if “wake up loser” is actually supposed to be part of this sentence. It actually went better with the next one. But that is where Mr. Patterson put his period, so I can only assume he meant this to be an ill-conceived sentence for some specific reason.

Also note that, again, it is typical that when you can’t substantiate a statement, you must resort to name calling. And, I would submit for discussion that we didn’t actually “lose” in Vietnam. It was two years after we pulled out, as a result of losing the war at home, that North Vietnam overan the South. So, yes, in an indirect way, the protesters were part of what kept us from winning in Vietnam. And you make it sound like the protesters of the Vietnam era were somehow warm and fuzzy about the troops. Appearently you have forgotten that our troops came back to be spit on and called “baby killers.” But I digress…

YES I SUPPORT THE TROOPS YOU ASS, I WANT THEM HOME, HEAR ME STUPID, HOME, NOT DEAD OVER THE LIES OF A LIAR MURDERER,

Again with the name calling. (Can this guy debate or what?) We all want them home. But some of us want them to complete what they are doing, which is stabalize a volatile region. Regardless of whether you believe the war was right or not, it would clearly be foolhardy to pull out now.

Here is also where it becomes abundantly clear that Mr. Patterson either can’t read, or doesn’t want to. In my previous post, I referred to H. Con. Res. 104 (which reiterates Public Law 105-338) and I quote:

Whereas the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-338) stated that it should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime;

The promotion of a democratic government has yet to be completed. Now hold that thought for a moment, because I need to add the next part of Mr. Patterson’s comments to tie this together.

SO WHAT IF YOU VOTED FOR THE SCUM, THAT MAKES IT O.K.TO KILL KIDS FOR NOTHING, JUST TODAY FOOL, 8/26, THOUSANDS, THOUSANDS OF SUNNI’S MARCHING IN BAGHDAD WITH BANNERS,SHOUTING FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF SADDAM HUSSEIN,

Here is where it is completely obvious that Mr. Patterson doesn’t read things before he opens his mouth. He seems to think that he pays attention to the news and I don’t. Ok, Mr. Patterson. Maybe you missed it, but we also had news today from General Richard Myers that the troops want to finish the job. That would be the job I mentioned earlier, the promotion of a democratic government. You do know who Gen. Richard Myers is? If not, I’m not going to tell you. You clearly need to learn how to do your own leg work instead of having to be spoon fed.

Bringing up the Sunni demonstration only serves to reinforce my point that you haven’t a clue of what you are talking about. Based on your statement, it would seem that you actually believe that a demonstration by a portion of a minority group that includes members of Saddam’s former party means that the entire country wants Saddam back. That’s pretty much what is going on here in America, since you probably also believe that Al Gore actually won the 2000 election.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU FOOLS TO WAKE UP, THE TOTALLY SAD FACT IS AS THE YEARS ROLL BY, HISTORY WILL PROVE YOU A ASS, AND ME RIGHT, WOW, SOME VICTORY WHEN THE GUYS OVER THERE DIE, AND ARE WOUNDED FOR LIFE, YOU SHOULD BE REAL PROUD OF YOUR STUPID REPUBLICAN LIAR MURDERER AND THE PARTY THAT IS KILLING INNOCENT KIDS,

I shouldn’t have to point this out, but it is actually AN ASS.

The rest is just too easy. I almost feel guilty pointing this out, but you haven’t done a lick of research. Republicans aren’t the only ones in support of this military action. Or, haven’t you noticed? You do realize that every vote taken in Congress is a matter of public record? I know that you don’t like to read on your own, and it would require some effort, but please Mr. Patterson, before you embarass yourself any further…

GOD BLESS MICHAEL MOORE, AND I WOULD BET YA, YOU NEVER,EVER SAW FAHRENHEIT 9/11, YOU CHICKEN HEARTED SOULD,THE GOOD THING IS THIS IS THE DEATH KNELL OF THE RIGHT WING,MAYBE PAT ROBERTSON CAN GET SOME “CHRISTIANS FOR BUSH” IDIOTS TO GO OVER THERE SUCKERS,AND I WOULD LOVE A YEAR FROM NOW TO TALK TO YOU WHEN ALL THESE TRUTHS COME OUT, AND THE COUNTRY REALIZES WE WENT TO WAR FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, AGAIN.

Oops. You did it. I tried to stop you. But I couldn’t save you from yourself. Well, we all know now, don’t we? You clearly have no ability to think for yourself, do your own research, develop your own opinion. I was correct in my first post when I mentioned you were likely a left wing extremist associated with either Michael Moore or MoveOn.org.

So appearantly you feel that since you are either too lazy, or too illiterate, to learn on your own, it would be easier to take a left wing extreme view handed to you in a “documentary” that clearly had a biased agenda. Call that your own opinion since you clearly are unable to develop your own. You somehow believe that “there is no terrorist threat”, that somehow this would all go away if we pulled out. Oh, you poor misguided fool. To pull out now would only strengthen extremists that are already bent on the complete and total destruction of Western Civilization.

Of course I fully expect to see another rant from Mr. Patterson. I would be deeply disappointed otherwise. While I am sincerely impressed with your unabated mastery of the English language, I would recommend sir, that you do a little research and develop a well substatiated point before you attempt rebuttal. I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.