Alec, you need to stop treating American soldiers like they were members of your own family. They deserve better than that.
Not content with achieving Father of the Year Emeritus status for his unique, outside-the-box parenting skills, Alec Baldwin spent yesterday evening on Twitter to once again offer his nuanced, carefully researched insights into a variety of important topics. In doing so, he offered a powerful challenge to such innovators as Oliver Stone, Sean Penn and even Hanoi Jane for the coveted title of "Hollywood’s Biggest Idiot."
In the past, I’ve even taken to these pages to defend Alec as a performer
. But as amusing as he is on screen, the fact is that he is a moral illiterate who refuses to let his manifest ignorance hinder his desire to have himself taken seriously as something more than an actor.
Alec wants to be just like Ronald Reagan, except he’s handicapped by some challenges the Gipper didn't face – like being a leftist, a jerk and a fool.
The bloviating buffoon apparently got agitated because Georgia decided to execute a cop killer who had spent 22 years failing to convince any jury or judge that the overwhelming evidence against him was inadequate. Ironically, the police officer Troy Davis finished off with a bullet to the head was an Army veteran – and judging from Alec’s attitude toward our warriors as manifested in his subsequent tweets, he probably thought that fact supported sparing the killer of Officer Mark MacPhail, Sr.
Here’s a selection of some of his inane tweets from his Twitter timeline
. Let’s see who fails to live up to Alec’s exacting standards!
Well, Michelle Malkin certainly does:
C'mon!! Let's go all Town Hall on that supreme thinker @michellemalkin. A world class, crypto fascist hater!
Davis is dead Does that make you happier, @michellemalkin?
@macandroo @michellemalkin @michellemalkin... Like Palin, but even mire (sic) of a hater.
The ferocious Malkin doesn’t need any help defending herself from this hack’s semi-coherent ranting – though I did jump in through my Twitter account (feel free to review and follow
) during the skirmishing to assist by kicking the trembling, twitching carcass Malkin had left behind.
On the plus side, Malkin can now say she knows what it’s like to be treated like a movie star. Unfortunately, that star is Kim Bassinger.
Alec doesn’t limit himself to new outrages either – he spices things up with some classics. For example, he’s one guy who won’t let us forget the nightmare of the Bu$HitlerCheneyHaliburton regime no matter how many years President Obama has been in office:
When do Cheney and Rumsfeld go on trial for murder? Will that trial be in Texas? Georgia?
That’s a great question! Their crimes include waging war in Iraq, waging war in Afghanistan, keeping Guantanamo open, and other wars in Somalia, Yemen and Libya! Oh, wait....
Proving himself totally immune to irony, he also tweeted:
But it’s not just a few Americans who don’t measure up to Alec's standards – it’s all of us!
Troy Davis is still dead. The gulf is still contaminated. Fukushima is still radioactive. #wecraveignorancesowecanshoplikeamericans
Wait, I thought that a new day dawned in January 2009 where America was respected and loved again?
US death penalty humiliates us in the eyes of much of the world
Alec leaves unsaid the obvious question – who gives half a damn what the motley collection of corrupt, genocidal losers who make up much of the world think?
And Alec reserved special contempt for our troops:
Right-wingers always hide the shameful policies of their nutbag policies behind "supporting the troops."
Gee, to the extent that I can decipher what it means to “hide the shameful policies of their nutbag policies,” from my vantage point as someone who did more than play one of the troops, I think right-wingers have been pretty damn supportive. But why should Alec just limit himself to yapping about things he knows anything about – he must allow his mind to run free so he can provide us with the full benefit of his ignorance!
Then there are these gems:
..soldiers are doing their sacred duty at the direction of maniacs like Cheney. We struggle the longer you won't face that.
You can support the troops and still face the fact that Cheney and Rumsfeld betrayed their country.
Interesting. So, by carrying out Cheney and Rumsfeld's nefarious plots, the troops therefore also “betrayed their country,” right? Or are the troops too dumb to know what they are doing and therefore get a pass? Alec, I need to know – are our troops morally bankrupt or just stupid?
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Hey, are the ones still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan still betraying their county, or did that change at some point? Alec, I must have your moral guidance! I mean, when I need a moral leader with an unerring sense of right and wrong, my first instinct is to seek out the guidance of a Hollywood star like you.
That, or consult Chet, my talking unicorn.
Well, apparently our generation’s greatest moral referee has come to his conclusion:
Wonder if the McPhail family will seek death penalty for US leaders who killed thousands of US soldiers and countless innocent Iraqis
Wow. Bravo, Alec – you’ve managed to simultaneously label our troops killers of “countless innocent Iraqis” while also trashing the murdered cop's family, all in just 140 characters! Yeah, I suspect the MacPhail family would have happily stayed out of the limelight, except the murderer you coddled kind of drew them into it by finishing off their husband and father by shooting him in the head
Oh, here’s my personal favorite of his Deep Thoughts:
@admiralwaugh US soldiers r brave n true. Their leadership is, by n large, borderline sociopathic. If u don't have guts to face that......
Well, Alec, save your public “US soldiers r brave n true” line for the rubes. At least have the guts to go full-troop hater. You know you want to.
But you try to evade having to take a position that even your stunted moral sense tells you will expose you to the unbridled contempt of every decent American. You hedge. You embrace the classic troop-hater dodge of only despising (at least in public) the troops' "leadership."
You punk. I’ve been part of that leadership you slander in war and peace. The leaders of our military, from the newest corporal to the highest general, day and night struggle to accomplish their missions while taking care of their troops. They spend years away from home. Many of them get hurt; some get killed. But they "have the guts to face" America’s enemies and they don’t back down.
On the other hand, you call little girls "pigs" over the telephone.
Alec, you are unworthy of further discussion. You’re not a thinker, you’re not scholar, and you’re not a man. You’re a privileged clown without the common sense or the common decency to shut your pie hole about better men and women than you’ll ever be.
You are nothing. You are dismissed. Get out.