Skip to comments.Small town Missouri Paper upsets town over Cadet's graduation announcement
Posted on 09/18/2012 12:01:12 PM PDT by daxjaxter
CaleB kIllIan graduates From u.s. marIne Corps Boot Camp the next laugh By truman Jones Caleb Killian, son of William H. and Donna Killian of Fredericktown, graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at MCRD, San Diego, CA on August 12, 2012. Killian graduated from boot camp as a Private First Class and received recognition for qualifying expert in marksmanship. Killian was also chosen to be prayer leader for his platoon. During the 13 weeks of boot camp, he was trained in both class and field environments in first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, handto-hand combat, the basics of the M16A4 service rifle and close order drill. He will report to Camp Pendleton, CA for his next phase of training at the School of Infantry. In an alternative universe (the one many of us are dreaming of and working toward), this announcement might say: Caleb Killian, son of Wiliam H. and Donna Killian of Fredericktown, graduated from U.S. Peace and Love Corps boot camp at MCRD, San Diego, CA on August 12, 2012. Killian graduated from boot camp as a Private First Class and received recognition for qualifying expert in compassion. Killian was also chosen to be prayer leader for his platoon. During the 13 weeks of boot camp, he was trained in both class and field environments in first aid, uniform regulations, water preservation and desalinization, astronomy, hand-to-hand massage, the basics of vegetarian cuisine and close order jitterbugging. He will return to Fredericktown, MO, to lead us in drum circles, elaborate games of charade, campfire stories (by turns spooky and hilarious), and will conduct a workshop at Courthouse Square on how to irreversibly transform bayonets into pruning hooks, once and for all. http://madisoncountycrier.net/
She states only our community would find what she wrote as offensive. My question is does anyone outside of us believe it was uncalled for?
You signed up today to post lol catspeak?
She probably thought she was being funny.
Welcome to FR.
That is absolutely outrageous.
It’s on page 10 of the PDF and, were I this Marine’s mom, I’d be punching out some editor.
My son is enlisting in the Marines, though he signed yet, and is still hanging with his Sheriff Department mentors. It could go either way.
But this “alternative” notice deserves an apology
This publication bills itself as an “alternative community newspaper.”
The publisher is free to publish whatever she wishes, short of libel.
Her neighbors are free to read it or not, as they wish. Her advertisers are free to do business with her, or not.
This is all covered by the blessed First Amendment. Let it be.
The link has the article, same as the body of the post. The link in the comment is from the liberal asshat that wrote the announcement on a blog, and is the typical unapologetic junk.
I think the poster is on the level.
I would call it inappropriate and unprofessional.
People get the small town newspaper for the ads and to see their kid’s name in the paper. This was childish. The advertisers will correct this.
Could be ..... oh well, I didn’t leave a *big* mark.
Another flaming liberal permanently stuck in adolescence.
Obviously, my Aunt Becky has moved back to her home state of Missouri and resumed being a theatrically over-sensitive liberal horse’s ass editor of this small town paper.
Well, not really, but I do know that even little American as apple pie provincial burgs in mid-USA have their share of liberal horse’s asses who appear much more prominent a voice in the community than they really are when they get their hooks sunken into becoming a staff writer for a podunk small town newspaper. Good thing these little small town papers are only used to line rabbit cages and wrap up catfish fillets for the freezer.
I bet this liberal moonbat cries herself to sleep every night that she’s got to drive 98 miles into St. Louis to shop for overpriced organic arugala and raspberry ginseng tea at Whole Foods Market. Gosh, they’re just never going to build a Whole Foods in Cricket Chirp MO, are they?!
Burn her house down she insulted the Marine Corps, oh wait we are civilized, almost forgot.
I don’t care.
She’s a childish prat who thought she was being witty.
Her stupidity is it’s own punishment.
There are so many publications that would sneer at a young man who through perseverance, hard work and dedication has achieved a position of honor in society, something an “ink stained wretch” of a writer will never, ever do.
In the 1940s, some people went to the home of their new neighbors, the Schiefelbeins. They had a little boy and a little girl. The little girl had just begun a dance class, had a fun time, and had learned how to do a short dance, so her parents asked her to demonstrate her dance to the guests.
This made her older brother, little Billy Schiefelbein, intensely envious of the attention she was getting, so he went on a tantrum. Using all sorts of bad language, he smashed dishes, knocked over a lamp, and generally made a mess. When his father tried to restrain him, he went under the dining room table and bitterly cursed his sister, “Stop that, DAMN YOU!”
Even many years later, the people who had visited the Schiefelbeins remembered little Billy Schiefelbein, and remarked that they had never before or since seen such a perfect example of a Democrat.
Look at it this way.
Now, if you’re ever smack dab in the middle of Missouri and you need to hire a combination rapper/photographer for special event (like the local toenail clipping contest) you’ll know where to get in touch with “Steve.”
I’d post the ad, but it’s a PDF file. (They’re quite protective of the content at the local free newspaper.)
I’m going to assume that you posted this in all seriousness and good faith. So you want to do something about the disrespectful attitude of the writer (who seems to be responsible for a large part of the content at this “paper?”)
Well, the paper is a free ad rag, so you can’t unsubscribe.
But here’s what you can do. You get together with all your like-minded neighbors and friends. The bunch of you write letters - not form letters, mind you - to all the folks who paid to advertise in the ad rag.
Tell them that as long as they support the kind of disrespectful “journalism” this poor excuse for a writer is putting out, that you’ll have no use for anything they are selling.
And then you stick to your guns and only do business with the folks who care enough about your community to not put up with this crap.
Get back to us in a month and let us know how it worked out for you.
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