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Bloviating Zeppelin: Moonbat of the Week Award (And A First-Ever Runner-Up!)

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Moonbat of the Week Award (And A First-Ever Runner-Up!)


Harry Belafonte is so yesterday's news. He's an Alzheimer's victim gone bad, so placing him in the gunsights of my Moonbat rifle is child's play. Let's go for someone new, shall we?

And the award goes to:

The stunningly gorgeous and sensible Cindy Sheehan!

CARACAS (AFP) - Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, joined more than 10,000 anti-globalization activists in Caracas, where she hailed Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez.

"I admire him for his resolve against my government and its meddling," said Sheehan, who gained notoriety when she camped outside US President George W. Bush's ranch last year to protest the Iraq war. She said she hoped to meet Chavez later in the week.

She said Venezuela's foreign ministry sponsored her visit.

Ah, so the Venezuelan foreign ministry sponsored her visit, eh? What a wondrously ugly little dupe for Hugo Chavez! Likely bringing her biker wallet on a chain and a weeks' supply of Pendletons, Sheehan has lost any sympathy whatsoever for her latest stunt. It's time to say what I'll wager no one else has:

Cindy Sheehan will stoop so low that now her son, her very own flesh and blood, now plays little if any significance in her war against, first, George W. Bush and second, the United States of America. The DEM, even right-wing media, have given Sheehan a bit of a break because, after all, she did in fact lose her son in Iraq. Her son is now nothing more than a tool she is using in her toolbelt of Publicity War against America; read: GWB.

As far as I'm concerned now, the gloves should be off and this traitoress should renounce her citizenship and find another country in which to inhabit.

Runner-Up for Moonbat of the Week:

Yes! My first ever Runner Up! And the RU is:

Los Angeles Times 30-something columnist Joel Stein for his 01-24 piece entitled "Warriors and Wusses." Stein writes in part:

I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on.

I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War, but we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health and a safe, immediate return. But, please, no parades.

Seriously, the traffic is insufferable.


Particularly smarmy and condescending, I'd say. But WEIN?

Last night Hugh Hewitt interviewed Joel Stein on-air. Some of the interview:

HH: "And at the end, I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after Vietnam." That's big of you. "But we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea." What I'm trying to figure out is what do you think is a good idea for the military to do?

JS: Well, again, that's not what my column was about, and that's something that people talk about constantly, and people give opinions on. There's a lot of Americans who are against this war and still think we should have a military.

HH: Now wait. This is the last...well, let me give you the two last paragraphs of your column. "I'm not advocating that we spit on returning veterans like they did after the Vietnam War. But we shouldn't be celebrating people for doing something we don't think was a good idea. All I'm asking is that we give our returning soldiers what they need: hospitals, pensions, mental health, and a safe and immediate return. But please no parades. Seriously, the traffic is insufferable." So you obviously do not honor their service?

JS: I don't honor their service? The people serving in Iraq right now?

HH: Yeah.

JS: I honor them as human beings, and I want them home safe.

HH: But you don't honor their service?

JS: And honestly, I think that all these...for people who don't believe in the war and are putting up these stickers saying they support the troops anyway, my fear is that it's prolonging the war and putting them in further danger they don't need to be in.

HH: But Joel, I'm talking about you. I'm talking about what you honor, and you obviously don't honor military service.

JS: I honor police service. I honor military service. Any...I just think that...

HH: You do honor military service?

JS: Yeah. No, I'm grateful for people that serve in the military.

HH: But you don't support our troops?

JS: I don't...I don't believe in supporting the troops in an action that you don't believe in.


At least Stein is honest insofar as he has the guts to make his stupidity public, whereas many Left Wing people refuse. But simply another reason the DEM and MSM are plummeting like a 1959 Nash Metropolitan pushed out the back of a C-130.

So there it is folks, there's the crux of the biscuit: once again it's about Iraq but, reading carefully between the lines, it's about George W. Bush.

21 Comments:

Blogger NEO, SOC said...

It will allows be about Bush. If the DEMs win in '08 and for the next 20 years; they will still blame Bush for their incompetence!

Wed Jan 25, 07:08:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

NS: A more important Truth was never written.

Wed Jan 25, 07:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger Robosquirrel said...

I was thinking about commenting on our favorite useful idiot (useful to our enemies), seeing as I had the whole Venezuelan thing going on a little while ago. I'm a little more concerned about their international ties than which moonbat support Chavez today.

I wonder if Cuba is on the world tour? Bolivia, or Mexico, maybe?

Wed Jan 25, 07:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger Robosquirrel said...

Re: Joel Stein, I think Lileks put it best:

"Picking on an average Joel Stein column is like arranging your old Powerball tickets in chronological order; it’s something to do, but the effort seems misplaced. As far as I can tell he seems a nice enough fellow, certainly not full of boiling bile - rather, he has the certainty you often find in 17 year olds whose Social Studies teacher just assigned a Howard Zinn book for the class."

Wed Jan 25, 07:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Can we bribe Chavez to keep her?

Wed Jan 25, 09:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Mr. M.A: thanks for once again attending the blog! Yours has been stellar as well. Venezuela is well on its way to becoming the newest Middle Eastern quagmire, only with shade and humidity.

And yes, don't you think those countries will be a bus stop as well -- ? Well, okay, IF they pay her airfare. . .

About Mr. Stein: he's as significant as a balled piece of lint on your sweater. Or as wasted as taking the time to read "My Life."

Wed Jan 25, 09:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BWH: Hey! GREAT idea!! By gum, I think you've hit a HOME RUN!!

Ba-boom!!

Wed Jan 25, 09:48:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

WOW.. Cindy: idiot.. no sympathy.. Joke.. But in an encouraging way, she is the face of the liberals. She doesn't like Hitlery, and apparently neither do the libs.. So.. she pretty much is the face fortuneatly for us.

Stein: I was wondering when it would come to this.. It will spread.. You just watch .. More of them will come out of the closet against our military men, and they will be spat on.. It is happening as I speak anyway.

I agree.. Maybe we should have a special website urging people like him to leave.. Can we kick them out???

What does the pledge say to immigrants who become U.S. citizens'.. anyone know? I am willing to bet if they have to be willing not to become traitors, maybe we have a case???

Wed Jan 25, 10:03:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

Oh yeh,
Wouldn't it be great if this time.. unlike after Vietnam, we stood up and hailed them, and PUT DOWN THE ONES WHO WANT TO SPIT ON THEM BEFORE THEY DO IT..I want the story of the future is that they came home as hero's.

Wed Jan 25, 10:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Rebecca: fortunately, I believe the "spitting" thing is passe -- Baby Boomers ran that tactic into the ground in the 60's. Matter of fact, far as I know, there have been no incidents of spitting on our soldiers at all -- or am I unaware of documented incidents?

No, the opposition now will come in its current political form of verbiage, sound bites and screed. However, I think Stein may have "opened the door" for additional Left wingers to feel more comfortable in expressing their true beliefs insofar as they do NOT do something as "lame" as "supporting the troops."

Wed Jan 25, 10:19:00 AM PST  
Blogger Gayle said...

Your picks for Moonbat and runner up are excellent, BZ!

I think it's tragic that there are so many American citizens who are so obtuse. The libs have done a wonderful job of dumming down a large part of the American population. Kudos to them! Attempting to destroy their own society seems like kicking yourself in the head to me; but maybe they think they have a better place to go after America is destroyed. If so, I wish they'd pack up and go for it now.

Wed Jan 25, 11:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

Blo,
On another note; Just wanted to stop over again and mention i linked you on my latest post.. I heard the most beautiful, soul piercing voice on t.v. last night and thought.. based on your excellent musical taste.. You might find her voice as intriguing and unique as I did. She has the 'old' sound and has the voice of a veteran Jazz singer. Her second song was a jazz tune that blew me away...
Believe it or not, she was on AMerican Idol. She is above the frey of talent on that show.. About time i saw it.
The judges were blown away.

Wed Jan 25, 11:44:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: it's a sad thing, yes, but it's occurred on every societal front and THAT'S why it's been effective: through the media, TV, radio, movies, education and PARENTING.

Rebecca: okay, I'll go over there quick-like-a-bunny and see! Thanks for the link!

Wed Jan 25, 01:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

Joel Stein is not a moonbat, moonbat is too complimentary

Wed Jan 25, 08:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous John The Author said...

Stein's words may be moronic, but he had more guts that the rest of these anti-war cowards. I devoted a post of my own on my blog, that'll explain what I mean.

Wed Jan 25, 09:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

01 26 06

ha ha h ah ah ah BloZep: Your wit never ceases to amaze me. This is a classic post!!! Gotta luv it!

Wed Jan 25, 11:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

3S10: Correct, but as we all have noted about most Right Wing blogs, we say what we have to say using minimal F or S bombs.

JTA: I'll go there and check out your post and blog. And as I noted: "At least Stein is honest insofar as he has the guts to make his stupidity public, whereas many Left Wing people refuse."

Mahndisa: Thank you for the VERY nice comment!

Thu Jan 26, 05:35:00 AM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Great post!!

I'm thinking about writing a post and listing all the libs who belong in the insane asylum and these 2 definitely belong.

The only thing I give Joel credit for is saying what most libs are really thinking.

In doing my Reagan posts it just reminded me how right on he was about fighting evil just like W. The liberals are psycho for not understanding that you need to fight evil not appease it.

Thu Jan 26, 09:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

LMC: As you and I both know, Evil exists. It is easy and sometimes fun -- or sometimes very fun -- and always involves the easy way out. Being good requires diligence and judgmentalism and discretion, discipline, ethics, discrimination (check the definition in the dictionary) and perseverence -- all the things many true Leftists despise.

Thu Jan 26, 11:26:00 AM PST  
Blogger All Fed Up said...

He needs to realize that there are soldiers who do not agree with the war too. Yet they are there fighting for not only their own life but our way of life as well. In my profession I don't believe in all of the policies or laws I help enforce yet it is my job and I believe in the process to prevent bigger issues and anarchy.

Fri Jan 27, 08:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

All Fed Up: Hear, hear! Very true words!

Fri Jan 27, 05:03:00 PM PST  

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