May 29, 2006
According to Master Steamer Allahpundit, being physically strong, morally astute, and pro-civil liberties makes one a “gaywad”.
There aren’t enough real villains to fight, I guess, so they’re duking it out with each other over civil liberties. The dissenters — led by Captain America, naturally — are facing hard time at a Gitmo-esque facility. … Stay tuned for next week’s issue, in which a grief-stricken Batman hears the news about Haditha and has the Human Torch immolate him outside Don Rumsfeld’s office.
Perhaps he means that the whole intra-superhero conflict is frivolous and unimportant, leaving all involved with a “gaywadish” stain on their respective tights. (N.B. According to Urban Dictionary, gaywad may not necessarily have a homophobic connotation.)
Either way, it’s just fiction.
On a related note: I still haven’t forgiven Topps for attempting to militarily indoctrinate me with their Desert Storm Trading Cards.
Update: Geez. I call him flamboyant one time, and he has to go and whine in wingnut fashion. Cushy job, that.
I was going to do a long-ish write up on the asininity of all that is the National Review’s Top 50 Conservative Songs to which Jesse applinked (”approvingly linked”) last week. It turns out that Jon Swift and Rude Pundit easily put anything I could have come up with to shame.
Today is Memorial Day. Please take a moment to reflect on those who gave their lives in our country’s armed conflicts. The official “National Moment of Remembrance” is at 3 PM local time.
I’ve never been inclined to trace my lineage back to the Civil War, when the tradition of celebrating the lives lost in American wars began. So as far as I know, I have no personal connection to any of the soldiers being recognized today, but without the collective roles of those who gave their lives under the command of our nation’s leaders, we would not have a national identity based in prosperity and personal freedoms.
Below are some links to hit around 3 PM.
Update: gordo (of appletree) has a great suggestion on how to spend The National Moment of Remembrance: Disabled American Veterans.
Another Update: Oh yeah. I meant to link to MM’s M-Day post. Here it is.