Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Idiots’ Delight

Fair warning, this month’s winner – yes, only one – is a doozy.  Over the last couple of years there have been many ridiculous, asinine statements uttered out of the mouths of buffoons.  Last year Herman Cain virtually stole the show all by himself with his now famous Libya interview.  Well, let’s just say Mr. Pizza ain’t got nothin’ on this dim bulb.

Without further ado:

Liz Trotta: It’s getting to the point where I’ve stopped being shocked by the daily banter of nonsense that spews out of the talking heads at Fox News.  But even I wasn’t prepared for what Trotta said recently regarding the recent rise in sexual assaults within the military.  Below is the exchange she had with Eric Shawn:


Shawn: So this is now causing a controversy?

Trotta: Well, it’s a controversy that won’t be a controversy because of political correctness. But we have women once more, the feminist, going, wanting to be warriors and victims at the same time. So what is the news? The news is that the Pentagon is going to add 14,000 more jobs for women in the military, but the overall ban against serving in the infantry, in special operations units, and combat tank units, is still in place. Well, you may ask, why did 140 women die in Afghanistan and Iraq if this ban was in place? Well, the whole way we wage war has changed enormously. No front lines, no clear delineation of where troops are. Women can be attached to battalions, but they can’t actually be in battalions. That would get down to the real guts of how we fight wars—and that is being a member of the infantry.

But while all of this is going on, just a few weeks ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commented on a new Pentagon report on sexual abuse in the military. I think they have actually discovered there is a difference between men and women. And the sexual abuse report says that there has been, since 2006, a 64% increase in violent sexual assaults. Now, what did they expect? These people are in close contact, the whole airing of this issue has never been done by Congress; it’s strictly been a question of pressure from the feminists.

And the feminists have also directed them, really, to spend a lot of money. They have sexual counselors all over the place, victims’ advocates, sexual response coordinators. Let me just read something to you from McClatchy Newspapers about how much this position on extreme feminism is costing us. “The budget for the Defense Department’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office leapt from $5 million in fiscal 2005 to more than $23 million in fiscal 2010. Total Defense Department spending on sexual assault prevention and related efforts now exceeds $113 million annually.” That’s from McClatchy Newspapers.

So, you have this whole bureaucracy upon bureaucracy being built up with all kinds of levels of people to support women in the military who are now being raped too much.

Shawn: Well, many would say that they need to be protected, and there are these sexual programs, abuse programs, are necessary—

Trotta: That’s funny, I thought the mission of the Army, and the Navy, and four services was to defend and protect us, not the people who were fighting the war.

Shawn: Well, you certainly want the people fighting the war to be protected from anything that could be illegal.

Trotta: Oh, look, I mean, that’s—nice try Eric. This whole question of women in the military has not been aired properly, and it’s the great sleeping giant.
   
OMG! You’d expect such a statement from the likes of a Rush Limbaugh, but coming from a woman – conservative or not – it’s beneath contempt.  As a man I was offended by the suggestion that just because men interact with women in close quarters they are naturally incapable of controlling their basic instincts.

To sum up, the reason rape is on the rise in the military is because feminists are pressuring the Pentagon into allowing women to serve openly next to their male counterparts near the front lines.  It’s got nothing to do with the fact that the perpetrators of these violent acts are sick individuals who should be held accountable for their deplorable conduct.  Indeed, in Trotta’s sick and twisted mind it’s the women who should have their heads examined.  After all, when you invade a man’s turf, take his job away from him and then have the nerve to be that close, what else should you expect?    

If this weren’t so pathetic, it would almost be humorous.  In fact, the first time I heard about it, I thought it was a fake news story from The Onion.  Nobody – not even a Fox pundit – could be that out to lunch.  Now that I’ve watched it several times, I realize that when it comes to depravity, the sky’s the limit, especially at Fox News.

Herman Cain, you may now pass Go and collect $200.
  

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