In this flame Beelzebubba uses the BBQ Pit to flame me without my knowledge (since I never visit this section).
Since when is the BBQ pit used for such meaningless flaming against fellow dopers? Should I cut/paste quotes from EVERY doper I disagree with and flame them? I just think it’s immature and uncalled for - this is a forum for intellectual debate, not BBQ-pitting every little thing someone posts that rubs you wrong.
It’s a little late but I must defend myself - I can’t let his post stand. I will respond to the only non-flame in the thread - he asks “how exactly have you participated in defending our nation?” followed by some more flaming. Evidently his desk job at the Pentagon makes him a better citizen than me in his mind. My answer is this:
I defend our nation every year by voting for leaders who support our military. I vote for a President who respects our men and women in uniform that defend this nation and our freedoms with their lives daily. I pay my taxes, and vote that these taxes support our troops. I stand up for our military when I hear it being put down. I pray nightly for our troops. I support my brother-in-law, a U.S. Marine, who is a scout in the deserts of Iraq as we speak putting his life on the line for people like Beelzebubba, who’s biggest concern is flaming people who disagree with him on a message board.
My father flew in Viet Nam, my father-in-law flew over Libya during the Khadafi incident, my grandfather fought in D-Day, another grandfather left his family to mine oil in South America to keep our tanks, planes, and ships in Europe and the Pacific moving. I would fight to the death for our nation if called upon, but as it is now I’m a better asset to the National Institute of Health helping in the fight against cancer than I am to the military. So no Beelzebubba, I’m not “merely a child playing at knowing something of the real world” or “simply a troll”. I vote.