Remember John Kerry’s insult?:
“You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Well, the following little blurb of witicism comes from somone who wasn’t smart enough to use the sidewalk so he wouldn’t get run over.
“I don’t want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don’t, then you’ve got, the Army, Iraq, I don’t know, something like that. It’s, it’s not as bright. So, that’s my little commercial for that.”
—-Stephen King at a symposium for high school students at the Library of Congress
Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters, blogged about King’s idiocy and took him to task by reminding him:
Nice sentiment when the nation is at war, Stephen.
The horror writer got his panties in a wad and responded:
”That a right-wing-blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt,” he said in a statement posted on his Web site.
King said he supports the troops but believes the war in Iraq is ”waste of national resources … and that includes the youth and blood of the 4,000 American troops who have lost their lives there and for the tens of thousands who have been wounded.”
”I live in a National Guard town, and I support our troops, but I don’t support either the war or educational policies that limit the options of young men and women to any one career military or otherwise,” King said.
King also encouraged his fans to tell Noel Shepard to “shut up”.
Newsflash, Stephen: You impuned the intelligence, dedication, and courage of Soldiers in the United States Army with your patently false, mealy-mouthed pot-shot.
Since you think fighting back against Islamic cutthroats who operate across the Middle East, ensuring that they don’t get another chance to use planes as human-filled missiles, or succeed in subjecting Western civilization to a brutal Caliphate is a “waste”, then perhaps you can show us exactly how best to ‘spend our natural resources’. Barring capitulation, that is.
You worthless fuck.
Just so you’re aware, the U.S. Army has a higher literacy rate than the population at large. We are required to read and comprehend Field and Technical manuals that cover military occupations, equipment, weapons, and combat operations. I have an Associates’ Degree in Applied Science thanks, in part, to the GI Bill. Made the Dean’s List twice. Not bad for a former Soldier who “can’t read”.
People far better than you, joined to serve the country and take a stand against the Islamofascist aggression that started this war to begin with.
I guess you were too busy making profits from your latest gory novel to remember that.