Skip to comments.Dick ‘Turban’ Durbin Cares More For Bugs Than Soldiers
Posted on 07/11/2006 4:17:49 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
My son went away to Iraq with the Illinois National Guard, last week. I, the proud papa of one of our brave men in uniform, stood in the bleachers at the General Richard L. Jones Armory in downtown Chicago on the morning of July 3rd watching as the boys of the 178th Infantry battalion (MPs) presented themselves to their relatives and Chicagos media for the last time before they leave for duty in Iraq.
Republican candidate for governor, Judy Barr Topinka, was present and stayed for a while shaking hands and wishing the soldiers well. Every single TV news outlet attended to interview the boys for a segment on their nightly newscasts.
And where was Dick Turban Durbin when the boys from Chicago were preparing to leave for Iraq?
Talking about bugs.
No, not the NSA, CIA, surveillance kind, I mean real bugs. Dick was touring nearby Kane county, Illinois looking for the emerald ash borer beetle that he is trying to get Federal funds to combat.
Obviously it was more important to be merely one county away looking for insects instead of making an appearance at the ceremony wishing bon voyage to the soldiers of the biggest city in his state.
Yes, apparently the ash borer beetle is more dangerous to America than are terrorists as far as Senator Dick is concerned.
In researching this beetle problem, I can agree that we Illinoisans need to try and stop their advance across the state. But, was it right to be only a few dozen miles from the soldiers farewell ceremony yet to eschew attendance to talk about bugs? No, they arent that important.
Worse, the matter isnt even very pressing as to the funding issue, anyway. Durbin has said that the matter of Federal funding wont be settled until the coming September! He certainly had the time to make a token visit to the soldiers ceremony, Id say.
So, once again, we see that Dick Turban Durbin has his priorities clearly on display. The soldiers that he thinks are as bad as the enemy -- OUR soldiers -- are to be ignored as a bug takes first palce in Durbins list of priorities.
Spending Federal funds on bugs or supporting our soldiers? The choice is clear for Durbin.
Senator Durbin, meet the beetles
but to heck with Beetle Bailey.
If your son was joining Al Qaeda, Durbinladen would have been there giving him a hero's send off.
By the way, God bless his son and Godspeed to him.
I bet you are right!!
Why does this country tolerate these treasonous slime???
... and thanks for that.
New name for Dick Durbin:
Master of the Obvious alert!
Godspeed your son and the soldiers of the 178th.
I just like Durbinladen as his new name.
He'll never go to a troop sendoff unless a Democrat is President, and maybe not even then.
He knows the far left is his voter base, and he's not going to risk that by doing something publicly that they would hate.
...proving that politics is more important to him than what is RIGHT to do!
Durbin was'nt their to preserve bugs he came to eat them.
I am very grateful to you and your son. You should be very proud of him. Please tell him I prayed for his safe return home.
But dang! Why do your fellow Illini keep voting crap like Durbin to public office?
May the Good Lord look over your son and his fellow soldiers as they try to make the world a better place. As far as Sen. Durbin goes, who cares what happens to that dirt bag? I sure don't!
More like Dick "Turd-bin"
God Bless your son and your family. God Speed to his service to our nation and I'll pray for his safe return. My son will soon deploy to the Triange of Death in Iraq, and the leaders of this country like Durbinladen have done more to render aid and confort to the enemies our sons will face then all the terrorist leaders combined. Shame on them.
You were lucky, at least your son's unit got Topinka...my son's unit the 33rd MP Bn got NO ONE at their June 25th farewell ceremony......but thousands of citizens from Bloomington, Illinois all turned out to line the highway for there trip to O'Hare.........Thank you Bloomington!!!
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