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Dick ‘Turban’ Durbin Cares More For Bugs Than Soldiers
Publius' Forum ^ | 7/11/06 | Warner Todd Huston

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 Chicago’s 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 soldier’s farewell ceremony yet to eschew attendance to talk about bugs? No, they aren’t that important.

Worse, the matter isn’t even very pressing as to the funding issue, anyway. Durbin has said that the matter of Federal funding won’t be settled until the coming September! He certainly had the time to make a token visit to the soldier’s ceremony, I’d 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 Durbin’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: beetle; dick; durbin; iraq; soldiers; wot
This man is as much the enemy as the worst internal agitator could ever be.
1 posted on 07/11/2006 4:17:51 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

If your son was joining Al Qaeda, Durbinladen would have been there giving him a hero's send off.


2 posted on 07/11/2006 4:19:02 PM PDT by MikeA (sswee)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

By the way, God bless his son and Godspeed to him.


3 posted on 07/11/2006 4:20:25 PM PDT by MikeA (sswee)
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To: MikeA

I bet you are right!!


4 posted on 07/11/2006 4:20:43 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Why does this country tolerate these treasonous slime???


5 posted on 07/11/2006 4:20:49 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: MikeA

... and thanks for that.


6 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:03 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

New name for Dick Durbin:

Dick Dirt-bin.


7 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:33 PM PDT by roaddog727 (Bullsh## doesn't get bridges built.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Dick ‘Turban’ Durbin Cares More For Bugs Than Soldiers...

Master of the Obvious alert!

8 posted on 07/11/2006 4:21:58 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Godspeed your son and the soldiers of the 178th.


9 posted on 07/11/2006 4:22:14 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: roaddog727

I just like Durbinladen as his new name.


10 posted on 07/11/2006 4:22:36 PM PDT by MikeA (sswee)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


11 posted on 07/11/2006 4:24:24 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

...proving that politics is more important to him than what is RIGHT to do!


12 posted on 07/11/2006 4:26:37 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: ExcursionGuy84

Durbin was'nt their to preserve bugs he came to eat them.


13 posted on 07/11/2006 4:27:53 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Yep. Liberals really appreciate our troops.Soldier confronts Murtha and Moran.
14 posted on 07/11/2006 4:28:12 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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?


15 posted on 07/11/2006 4:30:16 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Durbin was smart to avoid such an event where brave men and women go forth to do the work that freedom requires.

Durbin deserves no place among heroes.


He was in search of his equals in the universe, ...


... insects.


God bless your son.
16 posted on 07/11/2006 4:30:41 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Mr. Jazzy, VPD of LCpl Smoothguy242, USMC, LavaDog 1/3 Marines Ooorah!!!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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!


17 posted on 07/11/2006 4:35:22 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
Dick “Turban” Durbin?

More like Dick "Turd-bin"

18 posted on 07/11/2006 4:36:05 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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.


19 posted on 07/11/2006 4:37:05 PM PDT by SoldierDad
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To: Mobile Vulgus

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!!!


20 posted on 07/11/2006 4:40:17 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero..............)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I'm not apologizing for this moron but he was on John Gibson's show today (7-11-06) and said he was at Gitmo yesterday -- or just got back.

I'm from Chicago.


21 posted on 07/11/2006 4:41:04 PM PDT by toddlintown
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Thank you for posting this. I hope it gets lots of attention.


22 posted on 07/11/2006 5:20:44 PM PDT by PghBaldy (God Bless America. That's the United States of America.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

How do these people keep getting elected? It astounds me.
There are no words.


23 posted on 07/12/2006 12:24:38 AM PDT by Lovergirl (Yes! It's true. I am a SnowFlake. Once a SnowFlake, always a SnowFlake :>))
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To: Mobile Vulgus

He is a sick, sorry, little shell of a man, and anyone related to the fool has my pity.


24 posted on 07/12/2006 3:49:33 AM PDT by Dimez Apart (Absolute Infantry - OIF Current)
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