The Duffel Blog gets another one

| April 16, 2014 | 23 Comments

Actually, this is the reason that I quit sourcing blogs, especially when it comes to the gun discussion and when it comes to veterans. People are getting sloppy and it takes too much of my time to check their facts. But, some place called Political Ears picked up on a satirical piece at our friends, The Duffel Blog, about how inebriated sot, Jim Moran, the Congressman, had introduced legislation that would require veterans to identify themselves to their neighbors like sex offenders. Political Ears reported it as fact;

Any military veteran should feel rightly indignant at this legislation, however liberals have a long and sordid history of treating service members and veterans as second-class citizens.

After all, they do overwhelmingly vote for Republicans.

Yeah, this is from the Duffel Blog piece;

For the safety of communities, the FCC would also direct cable providers to block access to violent war content popular among veterans, to include The Military Channel and Lifetime. Further, a preliminary letter details instructions sent to providers to censor movies such as “Black Hawk Down” and “Saving Private Ryan” so as “not to place a veteran into a potentially violent mental state and protect the community by not ‘poking the bear.’”

Totally believable shit, right? Anyway it sparked a flurry of phone calls and email to Moran’s office, forcing someone in his office who was still sober enough to type to write this letter.

“The satirical website ‘Duffelblog.com’ recently posted an article detailing fake legislation that portrayed our nation’s veterans suffering from PTSD in a negative, hurtful, and deliberately provocative light. My office has received a number of calls and emails regarding the posting, and given the speed with which false information can spread virally, I wanted to make clear that the article is false and the website is a spoof. As you are undoubtedly aware, I have advocated for billions in veterans funding to support those suffering from PTSD who risked their lives for our country. I am issuing this statement to make clear I disassociate myself with something that, while meant to be humorous, was in poor taste and hurtful to our veterans.”

I’m just thinking that it couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. But, be careful out there.

Category: Dumbass Bullshit, Satire

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  1. rb325th says:

    I laugh my ass off more at some of the reactions to their writing than I do the actual satire piece. It is absolutely awesome watching people getting all wound up, even after you tell them it is satire. (I don’t think they actually know what it means in many cases…)

  2. Sounds to me like Moron is seriously butthurt over this one, and taking it personally. Good. Troops, veterans, and military families took his whining about how bad reps have it in DC and how they need a raise personally too. With good reason unlike his whining.

  3. ChipNASA says:

    I wonder what the CIA, the NSA, the FBI and the DOD are going to do about this?!?!?!?!

    FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States


    http://www.theonion.com/articles/fbi-uncovers-alqaeda-plot-to-just-sit-back-and-enj,35788/

  4. Sparks says:

    While I am laughing out loud something in his response struck me.

    “I have advocated for billions in veterans funding to support those suffering from PTSD who risked their lives for our country.”

    REALLY! REALLY! When did you advocate for BILLIONS for veterans with PTSD, the clap or anything else? Leaving out of course, pay, retirement benefits and healthcare costs.

    Yea he’s all over pay increases for federal employees. But was against Iraq, against the increase of troops to Afghanistan in 2009, pretty much against anything military. Well… except for advocating for BILLIONS for veterans in his response. LIAR! HYPOCRITE! PIECE OF SHIT!

    • Geetwillickers says:

      As I read his bragging about all of the dough he voted to send to the VA, I just kept wondering: “So where did all of it go? Why, after piling on billions of dollars, does it suck just slightly less (if that) than it did in the first place? Perhaps piling money on the problem is not the best way to fix it?”

      JMHO

  5. Red Ghost says:

    Priceless. My favorite part was the alleged legislation was called The Fortify & Unite Communities to Keep Veterans’ External Threats Secure Act. The F**k Vets Act. Well played Duffel Blog. Next person who posts the link from Political Ear will be sent to supply for chem light batteries and a box of grid squares. Knowing a vile bastard like Moran is getting an ear full from pissed off people makes me happy.

  6. ohio says:

    It is amazing how many “news” outlets pick up on the blog and report it as fact. Shows how little the msm checks facts.

  7. MrBill says:

    I thought of our good buddy LTC Bateman when I saw this one –

    http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/04/veteran-ptsd-bill/

  8. Adam says:

    I saw a couple of other blogs that picked up the piece they did about the 82nd losing its airborne status.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    So, none of you (or anyone else in the 21st century) have read Dr. Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”?

    Yes, that raised a stink, too.

  10. Swampfox46 says:

    But…but….I read it on the internet, it HAS to be true right??

  11. GDContractor says:

    “…popular among veterans, to include The Military Channel and Lifetime”

    Priceless. Oh well, I guess everyone can’t be MESNA.

  12. Anonymous says:

    True, liberals think ideas like the Duffel Blog intends as satire are great and should be imposed upon America… be careful with your funnin’, left/libtards can’t tell the difference.

  13. RunPatRun says:

    The GI Bill at Gitmo piece was epic.

    http://www.wired.com/2013/02/mcconnell-duffel-blog/

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