Jim, I don’t want to turn this into a discussion that has been had more than enough times on these boards, I was just pointing out that your comment, in the context of that other thread was unneccesary and inappropriate. Even if you wanted to voice your opinion that the military idea that someone offered might not be the best option for the kid, you certainly didn’t have to characterize it the way you did:
And your defense of it was even more offensive:
So, if I understand you correctly, any parent who encourages his or her kid to go into the military now, or since what, the Iraq war, is insane. How about the actual young men and women who decide to go over there, are they insane, too? Since we have an all-volunteer military, are all it’s members who join—as you say, “today”, or since the war started—insane?
I pointed out to you that joining the military does not equal going to Iraq. And going to Iraq does not equal dying. You must be aware of this, yet your hatred for Bush (who I have NO love for) spreads to the war. Fine. But then you color the fine young men and women who serve their country—some of which serve in Iraq—as insane. Is that really how you feel? And do you think that that other thread was an appropriate place for you to piss on them the way you did? I don’t.
That was my only point.
How about if the kid dies like the other kid mentioned in the thread, in the course of a robbery? Is that okay? Or he ends up living a life in and out of jail, and dies due to some violence in that life, is that okay? And you missed the big point bucko, that that thread was not the place to offer your shitty feelings about the war. The woman is trying to figure out what to do with her son, someone made the suggestion that she might want to consider the military—as hundreds of thousands of people do—to set the kid right. This, too, is not a new notion. Boyo Jim disagreed with that idea, which is fair, but then had to piss at the same time. My commentary was on that pissing. And then you come in excrete the same piss. At this point in the thread it was doubly uncalled for. Your characterization of our young people in the military is childish, ignorant and highly insulting to them. So on behalf of all of them, Go Fuck Yourself with a rusty bayonette. Then tak your piss that you like to spread around and rinse your eyes out with it.