When you look for the liberal moron of the week it is hard to make a decision. It is not because it is hard to find liberal morons. It is hard because there are so many of them.
But now, there is one who is this week’s clear winner.
Who is it?
His name is Thomas Walker and he is an English Professor at Iowa State University. At ISU, the College Republicans decided to hold a drive to collect items to send to our troops in Afghanistan.
I read in Tuesday's Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn't the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don't their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren't GIs paid enough to buy what they need, and even what they want?
"As Republicans we believe in charity," stated Jeremy Freeman, a member of the College Republicans. Donating toiletries, boxed and canned foods, socks and beanies to U.S. soldiers who can already deodorize themselves, who eat better than the poorest Americans and who are gallantly garbed, is an eleemosynary travesty.
Necessities should be doled out to people who really need them and who might get them if not for the hundreds of billions of dollars being funneled to the Pentagon in the greatest squandering of money on the planet. If anything, Republicans should sympathize with veterans struggling to find employment, a challenge that may daunt the discharged soldier, who might wish he had reenlisted. Soldiers are to Republicans as fetuses are to them: prized. But once out of the womb-like army, Republican solicitude for hapless veterans goes where extracted zygotes go.
"We get to show the troops we still appreciate what they're doing for us," said another College Republican. What are they doing for us? Nothing. But against us they're doing a lot: creating anti-American terrorists in the countries they occupy. Said the same College Republican, "It can't be fun to be away from your family for the holidays. As if American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan had been conscripted? They chose to leave home.
Why do Republicans care so much about the military? Because the military-industrial complex is dear to their simplistic laissez-faire fantasies: a bottom-line patriotism that excludes the people at the bottom.
Thomas Walker has the constitutional right to be an idiot. That is a right he seems to exercise on a regular basis. If he wants to be a moron and let everyone know it, he has that right. If he wants to publish his moronic opinions, he is welcome to.
However, the taxpayers of Iowa pay his salary and I bet they are tired of bozos like him who are supposed to be educators, but all too often end up being indoctrinators.
Here is a simple idea. Eliminate his job. He probably has tenure, so he cannot be fired. But his job can be eliminated. If this buffoon outrages the people of Iowa then they should all call their Legislators on Monday and tell them when the Iowa Legislature meets in January and starts working on a budget, there is one position in the Iowa State University English Department that needs to be eliminated.
Perhaps someone should remind Walker of the oft-repeated expression, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Walker has removed all doubt.
Judson, I thought it might be Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but you found one much better than Debbie. I am amazed that anyone would allow this person to be involved in type of education. This is the type of person we need to expose all over the web - it needs to hit twitter, indeed, facebook and all the others. Thanks for a great article.
Judson, love Normans idea of posting 5 morons a week - I'll run with them if you'll post them.
You are my brother in the Lord. Norm
Republicans don't care about soldiers after they serve? Check out www.woundedwarriorproject.org Charities such as this and www.SoldiersAngels.org send not only toiletries but items like Silly String which is an excellent device for detecting thin nylon fishing line used as nearly invisible tripwires for booby trap bombs.
Love YAH JACK! Thanks for posting these links! Many Churches CARE too...who try to support those orgs.
A perfect example of who is feeding young minds.
A tenured moron is the bravest moron.
Other than an appointment to a judgeship where else do you get a job for life?
Thorry, Judthon but I dithagwee.
Bawney Fwank wemains the Liberal Mowon of the Thenury!
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That's not fwair!
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Hilarious! The very first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title was "How do you choose, with such fierce competition!?" Incidentally, INDOCTRINATION is the sole purpose for the 'John Dewey-Joseph Lenin' "education" system foisted on this nation since the 1930's. Until we identify this fool parade for what it is, TREASON, then dismantle it, our children will continue to be buffoon puppets on a communist-liberal marionette. This Walker imbecile is simply one who slipped his liberal media chain and someone with sanity noticed him, hence his clever diatribe above.
His remarks are despicable and he is clueless and he's teaching the future generation.
The embassy in Baghdad is long-completed...it is huge, but I don't have a problem with the building or the previous policy under which it was built...I have lots of problems with BHO's quit-the-world policies...he's the biggest dope on the Liberal side...ever.
I don't know where the notion of 16,000 contractors to defend the embassy came from but it's not true...we'll continue to have a large Marine Guard contingent and about 500 US physical facility protection contractors inside the walls, plus about 350 Iraqi exterior guards working gates and patrolling the street between the main embassy complex and embassy housing, which is across the street from the secure employees' entrance.
I spent a year in Baghdad and have been in several of the lower-security areas such as the dining facility many times...even got to go up to the Regional Security Officer's complex once because of a project we were working on.
The only failed thing about US policy in Iraq is that the Quitter-in-Chief is pulling our forces out too soon. Although Iraq's government will never look like ours, we've helped the traditionally hostile tribes work out succesful power & oil revenue-sharing agreements; we've developed a workable National Police Force system, plus done pretty well in creating and training a dozen specialized police agencies; including for the Oil Ministry; the customs and border patrol directorate of the Interior Ministry, and a host of others...they all work under a common doctrine and interoperate well.
The Iraqi military, including the little air force and coastal patrol navy, have come a long, long way from the days when Saddam used them as instruments of terror against the people. I worked specifically with Interior Ministry governance and public communications processes but I had significant interactions with I-MOD and I was impressed at the state of the army's development...
My roommate was the senior mentor for parliamentary affairs, and as I had done similar work in Afghanistan I shared some of the plans and systems I helped to develop in Kabul with him...the Parliament, as I learned, is generally successful although tribal & sectarian differences often cause almost insurmountable impediments to effective governance...almost, but much to my delight, my former roomie who is still over there, tells me that the members of the assembly are learning to work together despite the ancient animosities that still exist between tribes and Muslim sects...it's perfect...it's barely a form of governance that we'd recognize but it works, on the whole.
We made a lot of mistakes in the early years of our experience in Iraq -- as we do in every war -- but the outcomes are so much better than most people could have envisioned that I have to challenge anyone who says our policies there have failed...they have not.
Lastly, for all the good things I just said about Iraq the fact remains that Iraqis are Arabs...and I have no use for Arabs...20 years of dealing with them in one way or another has left a very bad taste in my mouth...none of them can be trusted.