Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Dr." Laura Disses Military Wives

The radio show host with a PhD in Asshatery had a lot to say about women and the military but not so much to say about women in the military. On wives who are concerned about their husbands serving in Iraq,

"'He could come back without arms, legs or eyeballs, and you're bitching?'" Schlessinger asked before taking the stage at the base theater to host her daily program on ethics, morals and values. "'You're not dodging bullets, so I don't want to hear any whining - that's my message to them.'"

"Schlessinger boasted that she once talked a young woman out of marrying a soldier, noting that 'warriors need warrior wives' and that she felt the girl was unprepared."

"'When you're in the military, that comes first,'" Schlessinger said. "'You don't want to not have gone and find out your wife has to wear a burka.'"

Is that why we're there? I had no idea that I was in danger of being forced to wear a burka. But there's more! When asked about women who leave their families to serve in the military, she replied, "I'm going to leave that alone." And suddenly, the woman who can't keep her mouth shut shuts her mouth!

Laura Schlessinger, D.A. (that's Doctor of Asshatery) claims that these comments were taken out of context. Instead of putting them in context, she goes on about her son who's in the military and how much money she has raised to support military families, in the same way people against gay marriage say they don't have a problem with gay people -- just ask all their gay friends.


Anonymous said...

Before you wrote this post, did you happen to actually do some research? I think the answer is "no." Because you have writting an incredibly inaccurate and narrow-minded blog here. How irresponsible of you. How about you go join the military and learn some respect and discipline for your country. And if you are going to choose to disrespect our country and our military, how about you move to another country and send a postcard as to how wonderful life is there?

Anonymous said...

you're amazingly ignorant

Megan said...

Aw, look Femily! We have a little troll! Isn't it cute?

FEMily! said...

And in true troll style, it refuses to identify itself! Or is it just stupid and thinks that I'm Dr. Laura?