15 October 2013

Irony Indeed


And here's another image of dangerous Tea Party radicals protesting the closing of monuments and memorials in D.C. over the weekend:


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess if you're a senior and fought in a war you can do whatever you want regardless of the law. There's some distorted morality isn't it?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

It's called civil disobedience. Look it up.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what it is called. You accuse the politicians of operating by a different set of rules in the post above and then in this post imply it’s OK for a bunch of vets to do the same. Trespassing, removal, and in some cases destruction, of public property, civil disobedience… however it is framed it is still a violation. I don’t think the memorial should be closed to them, but that still does not give them the right to knock down barriers and disregard the law. You accuse the democrats of throwing a temper tantrum when these people are doing the exact same thing. Perhaps you need to change the name of this webpage to 'Old Hypocrisy Blog' or make-up your mind what ‘virtues’ to promote. You constantly contradict yourself which makes me think this is all for show.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

You are misinformed about laws and our justice system Anon. American citizens have a long history of violating unjust laws which resulted in many positive outcomes and a change of unjust laws. After all the protests and press, some of these memorials and state parks were re-opened.

There is no contradiction here. But if you don't like what you're reading here, then don't.

Anonymous said...

You said: "After all the protests and press, some of these memorials and state parks were re-opened." Yes, the same press that has vilified the NPS for political gain. People simply doing their jobs have been trashed by folks like you who routinely talk out of both sides of their mouth with little knowledge of what is "actually" going on. In your ongoing efforts of “exposing frauds” you have inevitably exposed yourself as one. Anyone who spends some time going through this blog can plainly see you are simply a practitioner of adversarial conversation and not the conservative crusader that you like to present yourself as. You believe there is one set of rules for those who think like you and one set for everyone else. Now who’s the elitist?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon -

" the same press that has vilified the NPS for political gain."

Hmmm . . . what "political gain" do CBS, the Washington Post and scores of independent newspapers have in mind?

And all I'm doing is sharing those stories - not vilifying. As a matter of fact, I've stated more than once that I'm sure most NPS employees would just rather get back to work and dislike this stuff as much as anyone. This is an indication that you've really not read the posts. Do you believe the NPS is above criticism?

And if anyone's being vilified, its folks in the Tea Party, not the NPS. Interesting you chose to sound off on a post featuring old and wounded veterans. Classy.

"People simply doing their jobs have been trashed by folks like you who routinely talk out of both sides of their mouth with little knowledge of what is "actually" going on."

You know, your Junior High level debate tactics would earn you an F. Straw men and red herrings are under our standards here.

What's "actually going on" has been shared by those with first hand accounts and, again, from diverse sources. No fraud here partner.

Yes, I'm a bit adversarial at times - I must admit, at almost 56, my reservoir for suffering fools is running a bit low.

Thanks for the comment, but as I've made clear before, you'll need to post under a legitimate name if you're going to be "adversarial."