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Bill O'Reilly book burning
Examiner.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | Bruce Maiman

Posted on 10/20/2011 10:30:56 AM PDT by Beaten Valve

Whaddya do when someone sends you two boxes of Bill O'Reilly's book, "Pinheads and Patriots"? You burn them.

No, it wasn't the Occupy Wall Street crowd. It was a bunch of soldiers in Afghanistan.

The unnamed soldier who tells the tale goes by the name Everqueer on Tumblr, where, for the most part, he posts on the stuff that people post on Tumblr: what they're reading, stuff he's listening to, with occasional dispatches from life in Afghanistan, like this photo of warming up for baseball and a weather report.

But three days ago he posted a photo of the books being burned in a barrel and wrote, "Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book instead of anything soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan might need, like, say, food or soap. Just burned the whole lot of them on my Commander's orders."

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; bookburning

1 posted on 10/20/2011 10:31:07 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

funny!

bill, you know, is so brilliant.

he’s the guy that has that herd of moo cows

and stupid and evil liberals on his big tv show.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT by ken21
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To: Beaten Valve
The unnamed soldier who tells the tale goes by the name Everqueer on Tumblr

I think that tells you all you need to know.
3 posted on 10/20/2011 10:33:40 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: ken21

That’s not funny.


4 posted on 10/20/2011 10:35:13 AM PDT by csmusaret (The only borders Obama has closed is a bookstore.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Do you mean that Gays don’t like Bill O’Reilly?


5 posted on 10/20/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT by Eva
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep.


6 posted on 10/20/2011 10:36:41 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Beaten Valve

What’s the matter with these soldiers, not Mitt Romney supporters?


7 posted on 10/20/2011 10:39:43 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Beaten Valve

I have an aversion toward burning books after the Nazis did it.


8 posted on 10/20/2011 10:49:56 AM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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To: csmusaret

having been in the military,

i doubt many are going to read bill’s book.


9 posted on 10/20/2011 10:53:22 AM PDT by ken21
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To: Beaten Valve

This sounds very queer.......


10 posted on 10/20/2011 10:59:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: ken21

Good source of heat out on the FOB.......


11 posted on 10/20/2011 11:22:19 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Beaten Valve
"Some jerk sent us two boxes of this awful book..."

Probably shipped by the Bloviator himself, after buying them off the shelf of his local Dollar Tree.

12 posted on 10/20/2011 11:22:40 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ken21

In 2005, I sent to radio battalion Marines books with collections of short stories and they were pretty well-received. However, over the past few years, magazines have been the preferred choice for special operations and infantry units. I think the magazines are popular because I usually toss in several Victoria’s Secret catalogs or SI Swimsuit Editions along with See’s Candies, French press coffeemakers, and smokeless tobacco.


13 posted on 10/20/2011 11:26:28 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Beaten Valve
Huh.

I can remember being so bored that I read the labels off cans and boxes to have something to do. A news paper was read to tatters, the crossword carefully recopied so others could do it, 40 year old magazines were passed around and the few paperbacks were held together by tape. If you dared breathe a hint of how the story ended you were subject to being taken outside and being gently shown the error of your ways.

I guess things have changed.

14 posted on 10/20/2011 11:40:33 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: 12Gauge687

“magazines are popular because...”

Our society is increasingly illiterate.


15 posted on 10/20/2011 11:59:05 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Beaten Valve

Queer Nazis burning books? Is that what I’m seeing? Is Examiner a queer website?


16 posted on 10/20/2011 12:18:54 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 12Gauge687

yes.

those are things that men in the field definitely need.


17 posted on 10/20/2011 12:43:32 PM PDT by ken21
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To: Beaten Valve

O’Reilly has been raising a lot of money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 12:49:04 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Tublecane

I think you have hit on only part of the problem. My friends in EOD and MSOB units all seem to have varying degrees of PTSD. In addition, downtime is mostly spent sleeping and doing errands with limited reading time. Many start falling asleep when reading.

Stateside, most regain an interest in reading books.


19 posted on 10/20/2011 1:11:03 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

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21 posted on 10/20/2011 1:37:54 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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