Radley Balko is someone that I’ve had lots of disagreements with, but there was nothing tasteless about his notice of. The commenters who decided to vulture in, on the other hand, are thoroughly contemptible and vile.
Football player gives up millions per year to get shot dead in Afghanistan. As far as I’m concerned, this just proves the perfection of natural selection.
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Wait, wait. He died protecting me from the invading Afghani army.
Man, I just jizzed all over my keyboard from feelings of State euphoria. Thank you Jebus and thank you gubmint.
It is shit like this that makes me wonder about being in bed with the Libertarian Party. I know that gloating over the deaths of American solders is not the party line, but the idea that I am associated with these disgusting cocksuckers revolts me.
It is distasteful enough for me to know that there are a lot of libertarians who take the, “screw those Iraqis, freedom is an American right, not a human one” stance that says that the war in Iraq was morally wrong, but this goes far beyond that. I need to go to the National Convention so I can find one of these bastards and kick the shit out of him and convince him to move all the way to the loony left.
(I want to stress that those were commenters, and not Balko. Balko is someone I frequently get annoyed with, but I haven’t seen anything that begins to rise to this level of depravity from him, and I don’t want this to reflect poorly on him.)