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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Even the Most Elementary Fact Checking...

...is too much for some crowds. In my normal lurking over at Democratic Underground, I came across a story of a "Sailor" who reports that he's going to Captain's Mast for his political activities in opposition to the war. There are plenty of people offering him support, and he gives a little more information throughout the post. However, one little piece of information he drops makes me think that he might not be quite "on the level"...

"I am charged with the following: Article 88—Contempt toward officials-Posting Anti-Bush Flyers around base/Spreading hate and discontent for President/Administration..."

Interesting... later, he mentions that he's only 20, and talks about wanting to avoid a Dishonorable Discharge, so it would seem that he's enlisted. (Officers get "dismissed", not the dreaded Duck Dinner.) This makes it impossible for him to be charged under Art. 88, which only applies to commissioned officers. Is it possible that this poster is, I don't know... making it all up?

A quick Google search confirms this in about 5 seconds... but I guess the DUers, who are soooo much smarter than us Red State idiots, don't quite know how to do this...

Going deep...

5 Comments:

Blogger Vigilis said...

Very nice catch, Bubblehead. At one time we actually enforced laws against sedition. Too bad liberal lawyers have managed to render them ineffectual. Otherwise, the DU ruse would have been obvious. I am anxious to have two, opposition political parties that seek the welfare of the nation and ordinary citizens ABOVE that of lawyers and their criminal allies. -the Independent

6/14/2005 11:10 PM

 
Blogger ninme said...

Isn't it against the law to impersonate an officer? Like with the police?

Do you ever wish these people were right about the world and the men in black would rappel into their bedrooms in the middle of the night and take them away, never to be seen again?

6/14/2005 11:25 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So did you point out the inconsistency to the idiots supporting this jackass?

6/14/2005 11:27 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

No, that would require me to actually register at DU... the board's only for "progressives", and they're fairly quick to throw out anyone identified as a "fascist"... which is usually anyone who tries to bring facts into the debates over there...

6/15/2005 7:54 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone has cut and pasted from your blog to that forum regarding Art. 88

6/15/2005 5:01 PM

 

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