California Mayor Snubs Veterans to Hang Out With ‘Occupy’ Fleabaggers

But they support the troops.

The mayor of Richmond, CA is under fire for her decision to skip a Veterans Day memorial to attend an Occupy Rally.

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin sent an email to the San Jose Mercury News explaining why she would not be attending a Veterans Day salute that included a re-enactment of the launch of a World War II-era ship at the Richmond shipyards.

“I choose to honor our veterans, not only on Veteran’s Day, but daily, but supporting an end to military warfare to prevent further fighting and dying in needless wars,” she wrote. “I am a strong supporter of Veterans for Peace and Iraq Vets Against the War.”

The mayor said that since the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day salute, she chose to attend an Occupy rally – an event that she has been actively promoting.

“I think it’s disgraceful,” said Jeff Rubin, who organizes Pinole’s Veterans Day memorial. ““This is not a war issue. This is an issue of honoring people who sign up to protect your rights.”

Rubin told Fox News the mayor has ties to the Richmond Progressive Alliance and has a history of creating controversy in the city.

“It’s disrespectful,” he said. “Just because you’re in politics doesn’t mean everything is political. There are some things that transcend politics and this is one of them. Regardless of your feelings about America’s involvement in Iraq or Afghanistan, you have to respect the troops.”

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/mayor-snubs-veterans-to-attend-occupy-rally.html

How nice to know that fighting back against Islamofascist zealots—across in the Middle East—who attacked this country and want us all dead, is ‘needless’.

Insufferable assholes  like  McLaughlin use the military as an outlet for their nihilist politics.  Give the Left a war that promotes their agenda, without the possibility of America  protecting its interests and security, and they’re all for it.  They’re quick to undermine wars we’ve already won, but will agitate for conflicts that are not in our interest and won’t be fought. The fact that America already gained a substantial victory against Islamofascist swine in two wars,  is just too hard to take.

Aligning yourself with a group full of communists, anarchists, nazis, thieves, perverts, rapists, derelicts, and aimless stutterfucks, is a clear indication that you’re not “honoring veterans”. You’re just another self-absorbed little fringenut whose idea of “social justice” is to destroy the Democratic Republic and the Constitution on which is was founded. 

Go fuck yourself McLaughlin.

3 thoughts on “California Mayor Snubs Veterans to Hang Out With ‘Occupy’ Fleabaggers”

  1. The rest of the Richmond City Council led by Tom Butt concurs with the mayor. Butt even aligns himself to draft dodgers.

    (Edited to reflect quotation and Butt’s authorship.)

    The following story from the Contra Costa Times unfairly appears to criticize Mayor McLaughlin for her choice of Veteran’s Day activities.

    Apparently, the mayor has chosen to exercise her First Amendment rights that veterans have fought for the last 200+ years by joining an Occupy Wall Street rally in Richmond. That’s a good choice and an appropriate way to remember veterans. I don’t know a lot of veterans who believe what they fought for was for 1% of Americans to own most of the country’s wealth and reduce the other 99% to second class citizen status.

    I accepted an invitation to participate in another event, the re-enactment of the launching of the Red Oak Victory, but I am not looking at it as a holier than thou opportunity. It’s just a different way of recognizing Veterans Day.

    I happen to be a Vietnam Veteran, and I am proud of my service, which was recognized by my government with, among other things, a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal. I busted my ass to do a good job, which, as a Corps of Engineers combat engineer officer was building infrastructure all over the south part of South Vietnam – highways, ports, bridges airfields, defensive works and operational facilities. At the same time, I knew that getting into that war was one of the stupidest things America had ever done. I guess I just gave my government the benefit of the doubt and did my duty.

    But I have never held it against others who demonstrated their patriotism by dodging the draft or participating in the anti-war movement. The way I look at it, we were all doing our duty as Americans, just in different ways.

    Trying to divide up and rate people on how they choose to celebrate our freedoms and those who fought for and won them is neither healthy nor in the best interest of America. Our country’s tradition is to challenge power that is being wielded unfairly or unwisely. Without those who challenge it, be they the Minutemen of 1776 or the Occupiers of 2011, this is what America is all about.

    Happy Veteran’s Day! I don’t care how you celebrate it, just do something meaningful.
    http://www.tombutt.com/forum/2011/111109a.html

    TYPICAL PROGRESSIVE FENCE SITTING!

    1. Barry,
      I emailed Butt with this:
      Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 7:34 PM
      To: Butt, Tom
      Subject: Your Veteran’s Day message

      Re:
      Veterans Day
      November 9, 2011 http://www.tombutt.com/forum/2011/111109a.html

      Having read your lame excuse for Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s behavior, I had to respond.

      I’m a retired Army Sergeant First Class, with a total of 30 years Reserve and Active duty service. I was an Intelligence Analyst, an S2 and a G2 NCOIC, as well as platoon sergeant. I served two tours in Iraq as part of the combat operations in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

      Your comment:

      “But I have never held it against others who demonstrated their patriotism by dodging the draft or participating in the anti-war movement. The way I look at it, we were all doing our duty as Americans, just in different ways. Trying to divide up and rate people on how they choose to celebrate our freedoms and those who fought for and won them is neither healthy nor in the best interest of America. Our country’s tradition is to challenge power that is being wielded unfairly or unwisely.”

      That is bullshit on stilts. The Left’s “patriotism” orbits around the guaranteed right to spew about all the things they hate; the country, American history, capitalism, and our Democratic Republic.

      Then there’s the special hate category they’ve reserved for the military; denigrating the sacrifices of those sworn to protect them and reap the benefits without having to put their own lives on the line. Marching in a free country in anti-American/pro-Islamofascist/communist/anarchist protests and hoisting signs that read: “We support our troops when they shoot their officers”, doesn’t take a lot of guts.

      The IVAW, which McLaughlin so lovingly supports, is comprised of some pretty nasty little malcontents:
      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/03/11/ivaw-wackjobs-threaten-gathering-of-eagles-counter-protestors/

      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/ivaw-losers-to-host-winter-soldier-ii/

      The “Occupy” derelicts she chose to hang with aren’t any better.
      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/nazis-and-communists-announce-support-for-occupy/

      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/the-occupy-fleabaggers-costly-rampage-rhetoric-and-agenda/

      http://biggovernment.com/jjmnolte/2011/10/28/occupywallstreet-the-rap-sheet-so-far/

      Remember the reception given to returning Vietnam vets by “patriotic” antiwar draft dodgers, who spat on them and called them “baby killers”?

      Jane Fonda showed her “patriotism” by posing behind a VC gun emplacment and smiling for the cameras.

      Like all liberals who speak wistfully of a brutal system that killed about 100,000,000 people worldwide, they never packed up and moved to any country under its influence.

      Remember the epithets, insults, and hatespeech by the Dems toward real Tea Party patriots who dared to question their arrogance, hubris, and unConstitutional ObamaCare? That was our challenge to the abuse of power. Where were you?

      McLaughlin, who has ties to the Richmond Progressive Alliance, opines about “needless wars”. How nice to know that fighting back against Islamofascist zealots—across in the Middle East—who attacked this country and want us all dead, is ‘needless’. Give the Left a war that promotes their agenda, without the possibility of America protecting its interests and security, and they’re all for it. They’re quick to undermine wars we’ve already won, but will agitate for conflicts that are not in our interest and won’t be fought. The fact that America already gained a substantial victory against Islamofascist swine in two wars, is just too hard to take.

      McLaughlin and her “Occupy” pals are self-absorbed little fringenuts whose idea of “social justice” is to destroy the Democratic Republic and the Constitution on which is was founded. Anyone who aligns themselves with a group full of communists, anarchists, nazis, thieves, perverts, rapists, derelicts, and aimless stutterfucks, is not “honoring veterans”. If you think that’s “patriotic” or “doing their duty as Americans”, you’ve got a serious case of cranial-rectal inversion.

      You may like McLaughlin’s perverted idea of “patriotism”, but I didn’t serve this country just so insufferable assholes like her could bad mouth me and trash America without a fight.

      That’s MY freedom of speech.

      SFC Cheryl McElroy
      US ARMY (RET)

  2. Liberals are utterly incapable of protecting national security. Sure, the president OK’s the killing of a major US target who has not managed to hurt us in 10 years, but he is sitting with his thumbs deeply implanted into his rectum as Iran builds a nuclear weapon…oh, wait…he has to go on another vacation.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial