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When DUmmies Attack (AFN Soldier Under E-Mail Assault from DU)
Vanity ^ | 01 April 2005 | TxRadioguy

Posted on 03/31/2005 8:09:51 PM PST by txradioguy

It started out when I saw this "Letter To The Editor" in the March 22nd Stars and Stripes:

AFN needs diverse opinions

Rush Limbaugh is not of interest to all. Equal time needs to go to more moderate interests, and, failing that, to progressive ones.

I hereby launch a campaign to hear Air America once, at prime time, for every time Rush is on the air. Please let your local American Forces Network radio station know that you need to hear more than a paid announcement from the party line.

Any other point of view is absolutely necessary. Rush’s sources and motivations are highly suspect, and it would be interesting to look on White House pay records for what amounts go to the “Excellence in Broadcasting Network.”

I would also be curious as to what influence leads this broadcast to be on AFN on prime time four to five days a week, with political balance only from my fellow Texan Jim Hightower, for five minutes, buried somewhere in the early morning.

If we don’t demand freedom of choice, we won’t get it.

Emily Dolan Gordon Grafenwöhr, Germany

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And I replied with this in the March 29th Stars & Stripes:

Air America not the answer

This is in response to the letter writer who demanded “equal time” for Air America since American Forces Network broadcasts Rush Limbaugh (“AFN needs diverse opinions,” March 21). It sounds eerily like a form letter being circulated at the Liberal Web site DemocraticUnderground.com, so the editors of Stars and Stripes should be warned that more letters like this may be on the way. Let me also remind the letter writer, Emily Dolan Gordon, that the Federal Communications Commission’s “fairness doctrine” went away more than 20 years ago, so AFN, if it chooses, does not have to give “equal time” to the hate speech on Air America just to make it “fair.”

Second, why would anyone want to subject the soldiers and their family members proudly serving in all branches of the armed services to the anti-military filth that the hosts of the shows on Air America spew anyway? Besides, the liberal point of view is already disseminated on AFN through National Public Radio.

I suggest that if anyone wants to listen to their kook-theory scare-the-people diatribes, he or she should simply go to Air America’s Web site and listen for free. And if anyone dislikes listening to the things that Limbaugh has to say that much, he or she should simply exercise the greatest freedom we have as Americans, the freedom of choice, and change the channel.

Spc. John S. Wollaston Camp Casey, South Korea

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These started showing up in my mail box yesterday. The original letter writer started first:

Why don't you believe in equal time? Then you could make your own decision instead of someone else telling you what to think? I regularly listen to those I don't agree with...otherwise I'd be living in a bubble. I learn so much that way. When I'm against something or for something.. I KNOW why. When you just listen to Rush...you are just repeating his thoughts..not your own.

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Subject: Hey FreepTard

Must be nice to be sitting in the rear with the gear rather than wearing a flak jacket and web gear with the poor slobs in the Iraqi theater, huh?

Regarding your bullshit letter in S&S (and calling it bullshit is being polite):

"Second, why would anyone want to subject the soldiers and their family members proudly serving in all branches of the armed services to the anti-military filth that the hosts of the shows on Air America spew anyway?"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x3380046

You obviously have never listened to Randi Rhodes. She, like me, is a veteran. She served in the Air Force. She is a staunch defender of servicemembers and their families, no matter what your masters told you.

If you weren't a knuckle-dragging freeptard, you'd know that.

Hey, maybe before you open your yap and spew your own version of hate, maybe you should open your ears and actually listen to who is saying what, who is defending who. Bush is cutting veteran's benefits. Rush tell you that? Bush sent the Army to war without body armor. Rush tell you that?

No, you'd rather drink the Bush Kool Aid and believe the lies Limbaugh spews rather than open your d*mn eyes and realize you've been conned.

Oh, and Google is our friend at Democratic Underground.

Dumbass. ---------------------------------------------------------

Subject: What Planet Are You From?

Sir: I am not sure from where your delusions stem, but let's clear up a couple of things: Air America is not 'hate speech;' it's free speech, and small balance to the right-wing venom polluting the airwaves. NPR is highly-censored, 'right-wing lite' news. Rush Limbaugh really truly honestly IS a big fat idiot (and a liar to boot). Also, you may want to get your facts straight, if you want to consider yourself in any way a 'journalist.' There is NO 'form letter' on the Democratic Underground, demanding equal time for Air America on AFN, or on any other issue. Here at Democratic Underground, we pride ourselves on being sufficiently intelligent to write our own letters, in our own words, expressing our own thoughts. In other words, we are not merely 'dittoheads.' I am sorry to hear that you consider Air America's programming to be 'anti-military filth.' You must have a pretty loose standard for what you consider to be anti-military. You must surely despise the Bush administration's cutting of funding for VA hospitals; talk about anti-military filth! And from a deserter to boot. What a black mark in American history to have a Commander in Thief who ran from duty like George W. Bush did (not to mention Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld). Your writing sounds eerily like the hate-filled rants of Rush himself. Or are you simply another paid shill for the Bush administration, like 'journalist' James Guckert/Jeff Gannon? One last thought: if you really value the freedoms of our Constitution, you might want to take a look at the way Bush has violated his oath of office in his attempts to dismantle the First Amendment.

Sincerely Yours, Minnesota Grandmother for Truth ---------------------------------------------------------

Subject: Might Wanna Look John

Your names all over the bloghs John ... Damn!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=104&topic_id=3380046&mesg_id=3380046

FIGHT WAR, NOT WARS! KILL POWER, NOT PEOPLE!

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Subject: Fatboy Limbaugh

hey, I read your little rant about the Fat, Draft Dodging, Drug Addicted, Wife Trashing Limbaugh and would like to comment.

If a US serviceman wants to change the channel what does he change it to ?

Also, your pic should be changed. I noticed you are out of uniform. I believe being overweight is out of uniform, unless the weight is all concentrated in your necks.

I would also suggest you stop being so political. When I served honorably in the USMC, unlike your draft dodging, alcoholic Commander In Chief, I was told not to be political.

So, get a life. _________________________________________________________

So this is the respone from the "Freedom of Speech" crowd when you dare speak about their beloved little SCARE America. They have been assaulting my AFN e-mail account with this crap since yesterday. I gave NO indication that I worked for AFN, in fact I wrote the letter from my computer in my barracks room. It would also appear that I'm the target of my own thread in DUmmie land. Any advice or ideas for how I should handle this would be greatly appreciated. I need the power of the FReepers to help me on this. Thanks guys.


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So I'm thinking of e-mailing the Devil himself Skinner and challenging him to let me on there to defend myself. Good idea? Bad idea?
1 posted on 03/31/2005 8:09:53 PM PST by txradioguy
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To: Jim Robinson; Kathy in Alaska; pelikan; AZamericonnie; Old Sarge; Arrowhead1952; ...

*MEGA PING*

Need your help and advice guys and ladies.


2 posted on 03/31/2005 8:13:41 PM PST by txradioguy (When liberty’s in jeopardy, I will always do what’s right...)
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To: txradioguy

I'd ignore them, trying to defend yourself against ignorant savage children is pointless...

They just want attention.


3 posted on 03/31/2005 8:14:43 PM PST by Brian328i
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To: txradioguy

You are a hard charger, do what you know you should do. ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK.


4 posted on 03/31/2005 8:15:44 PM PST by a_dem_no_more (Pray for Terri's soul and the Holy Father)
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To: txradioguy

Just tell him he's great at giving himself an eye witness colonoscopy and then watch his head explode as he tries to figure out what that means.

Don't argue with idiots...after time no one will know who is who.


5 posted on 03/31/2005 8:16:56 PM PST by Fledermaus (It is now clear the Founding Fathers were wrong: free people cannot govern themselves!)
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To: Fledermaus

"Don't argue with idiots...after time no one will know who is who."

Well they prove what I say about this letters to the editor stuff being a DU operation simply beccause ALL the responses I posted have some mention of DU or knock me for being a FReeper. Which I said nothing about in my letter.

They are a touchy bunch over there.


6 posted on 03/31/2005 8:19:03 PM PST by txradioguy (When liberty’s in jeopardy, I will always do what’s right...)
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To: txradioguy
I say bad idea. Who cares what they think TX. They are only going to say hateful stupid things to you and get you upset.

They are our enemy- I know it hurts that they also happen to be Americans.

There is nothing you will say to any of them that will change their minds-why set yourself up? Why waste your time and energy on them?

Try to remember: There but for the grace of God go I. Hang out with the people who are thankful for you and our troops.

There are more of us than there are of them.

7 posted on 03/31/2005 8:19:22 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks!)
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To: Fledermaus

There is an old saying, "don't mud wrestle a pig. It gets you dirty and the pig likes it"


8 posted on 03/31/2005 8:19:38 PM PST by Guard Dog (The strong will do what they can and the weak will suffer what they must)
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To: txradioguy; Cool Multiservice Soldier; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; The Sailor; Old Sarge; ...

Active duty FReeper needs help PING!!!!


9 posted on 03/31/2005 8:19:40 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: txradioguy

Give them all a link to the DUmmie FUnnies and then let their heads explode! LOL!


10 posted on 03/31/2005 8:20:09 PM PST by LUV W (Freedom is on the march. Freedom is the birthright and deep desire of every human soul.GWB 3-29-05)
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To: txradioguy

They are beyond touchy...they are thin-skinned to the point they are going to start bleeding!


11 posted on 03/31/2005 8:20:19 PM PST by Fledermaus (I have a big truck)
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To: txradioguy
Hi Tx... I noticed you're the only one who signed their real name...

Can you play "You've Been Freeped" over the radio? With a dedication?

12 posted on 03/31/2005 8:20:51 PM PST by pelikan
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To: txradioguy
So I'm thinking of e-mailing the Devil himself Skinner and challenging him to let me on there to defend myself. Good idea? Bad idea?
It won't happen. I'd copy the worst of the worst to Stars and Stripes, along with the initial thread and perhaps their "which is worse, 9/11 or 11/02?" poll.

If Google is "their friend", how come our threads are always near the top of the search results, while theirs are near the articles that need to be translated from Korean?

-Eric

13 posted on 03/31/2005 8:21:22 PM PST by E Rocc
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To: txradioguy
I'd say leave it alone. Look at the audience you'd be talking to. If they could be persuaded by reason or facts they'd already be on your side.
14 posted on 03/31/2005 8:21:35 PM PST by Jaysun (I must warn you, I am a black belt in bullshitsu)
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Wear their idiotic attacks as a badge of pride. I actually enjoy it when I piss off some liberal idiot so badly that they have to take time to write me. It's free rent in their heads. You own a piece of them now, whether they admit it or not.


15 posted on 03/31/2005 8:22:00 PM PST by digitalbrownshirt
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To: txradioguy

First, go talk to the JAG and get some legal advice. Since they're spamming your email account, you need to ensure you don't use it to reply--then they could say you're abusing government resources. Also, as active duty, you have to watch it on some political stuff. They may be trying to get you to break some rule, etc.


16 posted on 03/31/2005 8:22:12 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: pelikan

For you...it would be a pleasure pelikan.


17 posted on 03/31/2005 8:22:23 PM PST by txradioguy (When liberty’s in jeopardy, I will always do what’s right...)
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To: txradioguy
I agree, when surrounded by the enemy, there is only one military option:

ATTACK!

Kick them in the balls. And when they beg for mercy, cut them off.

GI, remember what you were trained when you first joined this proud organization. Never, ever, allow the enemy to get the high ground.

However, if you are unable to handle a few cowardly Socialists, then I would highly advise that you never enter into combat.

18 posted on 03/31/2005 8:23:12 PM PST by Hunble
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To: E Rocc
t won't happen. I'd copy the worst of the worst to Stars and Stripes, along with the initial thread and perhaps their "which is worse, 9/11 or 11/02?" poll.

Best idea. Expose them. They hate it when that happens.

19 posted on 03/31/2005 8:23:18 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: txradioguy

Geez, those folks sure aren't very tolerant of divergent views. I don't have any advice, just offer all the support I can give. HUGS!

I'm thinking that arguing with these idiots is "Casting your pearls before swine" and you know what the Bible says about that.


20 posted on 03/31/2005 8:23:50 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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