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.