Bouhammer in the News

I was featured in an article on the front page of The Buffalo News yesterday. I had been interviewed by Lou the week before and was not sure when or if it would run. I was surprised to see my picture in the print version (it is not in the online version).

It is a pretty good article with different opinions on the worth of the war in Afghanistan by three of us who have all been there at different times. Anyway, what is even more interesting is the friggen WHACKOS who comment on the online version of the article. I was going to reply to some of them, but honestly I don’t have the energy and can find a better use of my time. It is very clear that out of all of the commentors on this story, that only a few have any common sense and know their history. Anyone that does not know or can understand why the war was started in Afghanistan needs to have their head and eyes examined. I would be glad to give them the addresses of some places to visit in Washington DC, New York City and Shanksville, PA that they could check out. Also anyone who wants to say the war in Afghanistan is over oil (something there is absolutely nothing of in Afghanistan) needs to take off the hockey helmet and quit licking the windows of the short bus.

I wonder, is it too many seasons of Survivor and American Idol or people trying to replicate scenes from Jackass that have made this country to become dumber and dumber every day?

The story is at the link below:
http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/863033.html#

2 thoughts on “Bouhammer in the News”

  1. “I wonder, is it too many seasons of Survivor and American Idol or people trying to replicate scenes from Jackass that have made this country to become dumber and dumber every day?”

    You know, I don’t think we’re actually dumber — we’re just more partisan and more deeply entrenched in this “us vs. them” thinking that pervades politics today. IMO, the red vs. blue debate in this country is what has gotten dumber, not so much the people.

    Here’s a good book that helped explain the current American Condition to me:

    Mistakes Were Made, (But Not By Me): http://www.amazon.com/Mistakes-Were-Made-But-Not/dp/0151010986

    How can people believe things that are obviously not true? Cognitive dissonance. If it’s easier to believe in Santa Claus (or Oil in Afghanistan) then it is to believe that GWB got one right, or that sometimes wars are needed . . . wheeee, down the fairy trail we go. It only looks insane from the outside, I guess.

    Thanks for the blog, and congrats on your recent retirement. You’ve had a history of service anyone could be proud of.

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