Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bush is given Purple Heart

I have to credit Crooks and Liars for bringing this story to my attention. Seems a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, who live in Texas woke up one morning and decided to give one of the husband’s purple hearts to george bush because in his own words….

“Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office.

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds," Thomas said”

So they presented the purple heart to bush yesterday. And no, this is not a joke. It should be, but it isn’t.


Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

I must admit, after so many years nothings surprising and in a way, if people do what they really believe, what can you say?

I'd offer a "black heart" myself, as he's done nothing to further mankind, and done everything to wreck any civility towards others, whoever they may be. ; (

April 24, 2007 2:25 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

OMG! Now THAT will make a wonderful photo-op now won't it?

April 24, 2007 3:51 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

What is wrong with people? I'm really begining to think everyone's gone crazy.

April 24, 2007 4:21 AM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Pity they didn't give Bush a grey brain, one in working order. He has more need of that given his proven lack of courage! Cheers!

April 24, 2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

What a dishonor that is to genuine Purple Heart recipients. The misleaders take another opportunity to slap the military down. What a sham we have in the executive branch.

April 24, 2007 4:59 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

This is so weird and discordant that it makes me dizzy to think about it. Must apply cool damp cloth.

April 24, 2007 5:27 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

This story makes me so...so...I better just be quite. Don't need any visits from the secret service/thought police.

April 24, 2007 5:28 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

It really does sound like a joke. So I can deserve a Purple Heart just for being unpopular, even if I went AWOL? They should have gotten a lifesized cardboard cutout of Bush, pinned it on that along with a halo, and nailed the whole thing to a cross. Poor, persecuted Bush. I can see why this is unprecedented.

April 24, 2007 6:17 AM  
Anonymous sister faith said...


Total disrespect for real Purple Heart recipients.

But remember the little display at the Repug convention? That to belittle John Kerry.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to fight the depression these people cause me.

April 24, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I couldn't believe it when I read it. I thought is surely a joke. It is bad enough that these two thought so little of what a Purple Heart means to cheapen it this way but the have Bush accept it makes it even more tawdry. Disgusting.

April 24, 2007 6:48 AM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

These people are morons, but if Bush accepts the gift my head may spin in circles. There are polite ways to decline a gift. Bush is flying them to the White House so they can present the Purple Heart in person, meaning I have to pay for idiots to go and drool over the worst President ever.

April 24, 2007 7:24 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

That Vietnam veteran said, "Bottom line is, I paid for these Purple Hearts with my blood." He certainly did. So why the fuck is he squandering one of them on a lousy pissant fratboy who not only got into the TANG champagne unit to escape serving in Vietnam courtesy of Dear Ol' Dad (whom he hated because Dad's own achievements in life made him ashamed of his inability and unwillingness to follow anything harsher than the path of least resistance), but couldn't even fulfill that relatively plum obligation?

Maybe that veteran thinks our actions in Vietnam were legitimate. But even if he does, I fail to see what this has to do with the current civil war in Iraq. O with Bush's presidency. Bush brought all the criticism he's receiving on all by mislef. That Vietnam vet didn't ask to be wounded...

April 24, 2007 7:45 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

If Bush accepted this medal, he absolutely cheapened the meaning of it. Those two people should be arrested for impersonating military officers. How can these schmucks bestow a military honor on anyone?

April 24, 2007 7:51 AM  
Blogger Keir said...

They can give it, but he'll never get it.

April 24, 2007 8:54 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

After hearing Pat Tillman's Brother speaking before Congress and how he recited the falsehoods that commended Pat for a Silver Star - NOTHING is too fake or absurd from these bAdmin Folks!

Breaks yer heart - It does!

April 24, 2007 9:12 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Look at it this way. The purple hear is the only heart he will ever have.

April 24, 2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

The Shrub needs to be given a Black Spot. Figuratively speaking, of course.

April 24, 2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger B.T.Bear Esq. said...

What kind of breakfast cereal were they eating????

April 24, 2007 11:35 AM  
Blogger B.T.Bear Esq. said...

"The Shrub". LOL!!!!!!!! I've never heard that before. LOL

April 24, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

This post breaks my heart. However well-intentioned Mr. & Mrs. Thomas may be, they have insulted those men and women who have actually served in the military and who have actually earned a Purple Heart.

And I believe that Mr. & Mrs. Thomas are well-intentioned. I also believe they are mis-informed, mis-led, and mis-guided. And so their actions pour salt into the open wound that The United States has become.

They attempt to honor a man whose administration lies when the truth would serve them better. They attempt to honor a man who disdains them, and anyone like them. They don't see the irony, and they break my heart.

April 24, 2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

I think we who think can all agree that this is a horrible, horrible miscarriage of justice.

I think I'm going to start a campaign - starting on MY blog later today - to send BLACK construction-paper hearts to GWB.

Mr. George Walker Bush
Office of the President
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

I will not do him the "honor" of using a title he has usurped as a part of his name.

April 24, 2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

This feel good story makes me feel so bad!

April 24, 2007 2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool sight :)

love the cat and puppy hound too.


Murphy and co.


April 24, 2007 5:54 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

And no, this is not a joke. It should be, but it isn’t.
The story isn't a joke, but all the participants sure as hell are!!

April 24, 2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...


Just send it too...

Der Fuehrer Bush
The Black House
Washington, DC

He'll get it have no doubt about that.

God Bless.

April 24, 2007 8:14 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

it is very nice of them to donate to the less fortunate

April 24, 2007 8:30 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

It would be nice to give a purple heart for emotional pain if W actually felt any. Thats the downside to always being right, you never know that you've fucked it up.

April 24, 2007 8:54 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Well...at least Mr. Peterson won't have to know that the circumstances of the heart given to Dubbie. He gave his life for Thomas...hopefully Thomas doesn't ever wake up from the dream he's living in to realize that he wasted someone's lifes blood on a loser that even Peterson probably wouldn't stand next to. Surely Thomas isn't old enough to have forgotten what Viet Nam was like and that what we are in the middle of now is even worse. Maybe it is an absurd joke on Thomas' part...maybe to make Dubbie think. Only...dub thinks it's genuine. I cannot believe someone could be that dumb.

April 24, 2007 11:22 PM  
Blogger Howard Davis said...

One of the saddest, most pathetic acts I have ever heard of.

April 25, 2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

MP wrote "That Vietnam veteran said, "Bottom line is, I paid for these Purple Hearts with my blood.""

So would we be right in saying that while Bush never spilled any of his blood in battle, he should get that award for spilling the blood of others?

The Thomases should have thought twice about what they were doing when they offered Bush a Purple Heart. He is unable to feel empathy, and I believe he only views our armed forces as a tool in his quest for empire, his religious goals, and his thirst for oil. His foreign policy is ALL ABOUT HIM. How long before enough of us wake up enough to do something about it?

April 25, 2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

God, how sad that this couple has no idea what they're doing. Still, they have every right to do it.

That Bush would accept is nothing less than a national disgrace. (That is, yet another disgrace to add to the long list.)

April 26, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger Old dog said...

SAD. Given to a individual (I cannot bring myself to call him a man) who had his daddy buy his way out of Viet Nam. Disgraceful to all those who truly earned it with their blood. But, I would expect little else from someone who has nearly destroyed our country for his own personal agenda

August 06, 2008 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Mr. Thomas for being so selfless. President Bush was a great man and a great president. You limp wristed liberals should have given him the respect due him like Mr. Thomas did. Bush made the ultimate sacrafice and how dare you people make light of it.

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