March 13, 2007

Duffer A. Yeagley: Misdirection Pundit

From the Bad Eagle Blog

I must say that so much misdirection and fabrication comes trickling off Duffer A. Yeagley’s web site, it’s sometimes difficult to make time to address it before another stream of Duffer misdirection starts flowing. But, I think I might as well adopt Bad Eagle as my own moniker too. I mean, why not? Yeagley does, and he wants Indian mascots to be proliferated rather than removed, so I’ll adopt Bad Eagle perhaps, and write articles under my new mascot ... perhaps.

David Yeagley — “United States Marine Corps General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently pronounced homosexuality as immoral. I suppose that's what it takes these days, a Marine, to tell it like it is, or at least like he thinks it is.... In any case, reading into the depths of the article, we discover that the timing of this new homosexual surge matches perfectly with the Democrat call to remove troops from the Middle East” (Mar.13, 2007)
First, the rally cry against gays is infantile, Pace declared homosexuality was "adultery" and therefore immoral. Adultery? When Gays cannot legally marry, how can there be adultery? The logic of this reasoning is staggeringly stupid. Of course it comes from a stodgy few who think the world should be flat, and if God in Heaven wanted it round he would have made it that way.

Gay people are not an accident of evolution. They are not evil. They are some of the society’s best artists, musicians, painters, dancers, singers. They are here to stay, no matter what old farts complain about. All the complaining in the universe will not change that fact. This voice crying out against the Gays is a fading voice, it is the last cries of the last holdouts, the flat-earthers. Treat Duffers with a bit of sympathy here, for whatever sad reason, he simply cannot join us in the grownup's world. So I hereby decree, as the new Bad Eagle, that I am 100% supportive of the new legislation being introduced by Rep. Martin Meehan, D-Mass to reverse the military's ban on Gays to serve openly.

Second, it is very interesting that Duffers takes what is clearly a Republican talking point and tries to slam the Democratic people with it. This is not timed with removing troops, which many Republicans are supporting. No, it is timed again with the rampant corruption of Republicans. When dirty laundry gets aired, the Republicans try to misdirect one’s attention from it. So, don’t see the wizard behind the curtain! Forget you saw Republican-fed cockroaches and Republican-grown black mold in the veteran hospitals! Forget that the Republicans “outsourced” the military hospitals to a private company without oversight! And, forget that Bush’s Republican war is a dismal failure and at such a great cost for Americans! Forget, forget, go to sleep, forget ... the Republican dream.

But here is the real reason Duffers and the other anti-thinkers are attempting to misdirect, because the Republican President is sending injured troops back into Iraq, after treating them in blighted hospitals. Bush is sending INJURED TROOPS to die in Iraq. If you really want to know why the media is focused on the flat-earther Pace, read this article by Mark Benjamin:
The Army is ordering injured troops to go to Iraq. At Fort Benning, soldiers who were classified as medically unfit to fight are now being sent to war. Is this an isolated incident or a trend?

March 11, 2007 | COLUMBUS, Ga. — "This is not right," said Master Sgt. Ronald Jenkins, who has been ordered to Iraq even though he has a spine problem that doctors say would be damaged further by heavy Army protective gear. "This whole thing is about taking care of soldiers," he said angrily. "If you are fit to fight you are fit to fight. If you are not fit to fight, then you are not fit to fight."

As the military scrambles to pour more soldiers into Iraq, a unit of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.

On Feb. 15, Master Sgt. Jenkins and 74 other soldiers with medical conditions from the 3rd Division's 3rd Brigade were summoned to a meeting with the division surgeon and brigade surgeon. These are the men responsible for handling each soldier's "physical profile," an Army document that lists for commanders an injured soldier's physical limitations because of medical problems -- from being unable to fire a weapon to the inability to move and dive in three-to-five-second increments to avoid enemy fire. Jenkins and other soldiers claim that the division and brigade surgeons summarily downgraded soldiers' profiles, without even a medical exam, in order to deploy them to Iraq. It is a claim division officials deny....
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