Thursday, June 29, 2006

Marine Exonerated over Song

We read:

"The US military will not punish a Marine who performed an obscenity-laced song to a laughing and cheering crowd of fellow troops in Iraq making light of killing Iraqis, the Marine Corps said today....

In the song, titled "Hadji Girl," Cpl Belile sang to fellow troops at a base in Iraq about encountering an Iraqi woman and her family. "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally," he sang. Laughing, clapping and cheers can be heard in the background....

Another Marine Corps official, who asked not to be named because details of the inquiry are private, said poor taste, poor judgment and poor timing, not to mention offensive lyrics, do not necessarily amount to criminal conduct."


Odd Logic

We read:

"Prayer has been banned at 4-H meetings in Lake County, Ind...

Stan Sims, the county extension director, said he issued the directive because: "We want to respect peoples' beliefs and be inclusive."


Banning expression of people's beliefs is respecting those beliefs? And how is banning things -- i.e. EX-cluding them -- being "IN-clusive"?

It's just that "newspeak" that Orwell described long ago, of course -- calling evil things by their opposite to make them sound better.

Love it!

We read:

"Last month, I drove out of an apartment complex in Boise and spotted a license plate that had 3 sixes.

This captured my attention, and as I slowed to look I realize I was staring at a blatant racial epitaph."


I guess he means "epithet". An epitaph is an inscription on a tomb. He can't spell "ingrained", either. And these elementary mistakes appear in a college newspaper at that! I guess that's what you get from an educational system dominated by Leftists who don't believe in standards.

I guess the article proves that if you want to be offended, you will be. The numbers were apparently randomly generated by the Idaho government computer. They obligingly withdrew the plate when they heard from the whiner.


A reader notes that N166ER is registered as an aircraft tail number with the FAA. See here

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