Friday, September 08, 2006

Patriotism is usually the refuge of the scoundrel. He is the man who talks the loudest. - Mark Twain

Many saw Rush Limbaugh's tirade on CBS's "Free Speech" segment which was basically his daily radio show trimmed down to sixty seconds. This is the same draconian blowhard who said America fetishizes science above religion and "liberal government and food stamps" were responsible for America's obesity epidemic.

In typical fashion Limbaugh understates America's role in creating these indestructible savages, imagine the multitude of moderate muslims who have joined the ranks of radicals due to American bombs decimating their homes or American bullets killing their family members or both. In a staggering display of audacity Limbaugh brandishes his interpretation of patriotism amounting to no less than the complete forfeiture of our civil liberties. I'd like to substitute Limbaugh's definition with Twain's and by that measure Rush is the country's pre-eminent patriot.

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