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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
John Musgrove I applaud your service to your communities and your fellow citizens. But you're no patriot. It seems you don't understand the origins of the word - but I'll sum it up for you: if you're a patriot so is Rush Limbaugh.

DMT

ps. I mean you no disrespect. But patriots are born in combat.
John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
if you're a patriot so is Rush Limbaugh.

Tell me one decent thing Rush limbaugh has done. Teaching hate isn't Patriotic.
John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
You must have your own definition of Patriotism



pa·tri·ot [pey-tree-uh t, -ot or, esp. British, pa-tree-uh t] Show IPA
noun
1.
a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
2.
a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
3.
( initial capital letter ) Military . a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 miles (60 km) and a 200-pound (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.

....

Care to expand on what you think a Patriot is?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Decency doesn't equal patriot. Doing good deeds, selflessly serving your community, doesn't equal patriot. There are other words, good words, that apply; patriot isn't it. I think our modern world has cheapened the word beyond any real meaning and I don't buy it.

Again I mean you no disrespect nor do I in any way think less of your accomplishments. Btw, I am no patriot either and I place your deeds and community service far above my own. You DO have my respect.

But you are not a patriot. Sorry.

DMT
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
the u.s.a. is a special country, moosie. if your definition came out of a british dictionary, that isn't good enough for me. try this one:

"to protect and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

i think you guys are batting about 50 percent on that.
John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
So you just make up what you want the word to mean? No wonder its so difficult to communicate in this world.

John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
There are lots of ways to defend ones country besides carrying a rifle. God help us if that is the only way.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
This is nutso,
But you're no patriot. It seems you don't understand the origins of the word - but I'll sum it up for you: if you're a patriot so is Rush Limbaugh.

Really, sometimes his arrogance - I mean ARROGANCE - knows no bounds.


I know the origins of the word. You're spouting bs. Again.

.....

So don't tell me I'm not a Patriot just because I haven't served in the military.

That's EXACTLY right.

Moosie, see, we have our common ground. ;)
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
John M, Dingus means you have to be a missile. Accept no substitutes.
You, Helen Keller, and Martin Luther King are just poseurs.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
What about all those who served in combat against the US? How does their patriotism stack up against an American's patriotism?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
The most noxious slogan I can think of is "America, love it or leave it."

I much prefer

"America, love it by improving it."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Hey, Ghost, no wisecracks from a ferriner!

And if I out-ranked Dingus then I'm more of a Patriot, right?
Especially cause my gun was bigger. Jess sayin'...

Credit: Reilly

But it was really hard to tote.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
better to let dingus explain..
John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
"to protect and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

A person can't do everything. Some defend against foreign enemies, others defend against domestic enemies.

Poverty is a domestic enemy.
Not supporting our Veterans is a domestic enemy that undermines the strength of our country.

I have fought against both of those.

Maybe we need a Dingus Dictionary. That way we all can be on the same page. Words are how we communicate. If one can change the definition of a word to suit themselves, then communication becomes nearly impossible.

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
I think Dingus is just having fun trolling.

I have read his posts for years and he is a smart guy.

No way Dingus could be serious about defining ONLY combat as Patriotism


By his definition, only George Washington is the ONLY patriotic American President.

And also, almost every member of congress is NOT a patriot.

No one, absolutely no one, is so deranged to limit patriotism to combat.

Dingus is just messing with us all.

John M

climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Norton.. He has said it before. I believe that is how he defines a Patriot. I don't accept his definition, but its his right to believe that.

If he is trolling, well then sh#t. Hooked again.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Quote Here
If you ain't served your nation in combat you ain't no patriot.

I'd be interested, DMT, to know why you limit patriotism to someone who hase not only served in the military, but seen combat.

According to Dictionary.com, the term "patriot" is defines as such:

pa·tri·ot
[pey-tree-uh t, -ot or, esp. British, pa-tree-uh t] Show IPA
noun
1.
a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.
2.
a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.
3.
( initial capital letter ) Military . a U.S. Army antiaircraft missile with a range of 37 miles (60 km) and a 200-pound (90 kg) warhead, launched from a tracked vehicle with radar and computer guidance and fire control.



Doesn't specify combat in this definition.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
I don't accept those emasculated, watered-downed and co-opted terms. patriotism was born of blood and revolution. Librarians, politicians (no matter how many they ordered to their deaths) are not patriots. Declaring love for one's country makes one a patriot? Lah dee dah.

DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
By his definition, only George Washington is the ONLY patriotic American President.

And also, almost every member of congress is NOT a patriot.

Correct you are.

I am trolling you. Every post is s troll. I am also smart, AND a peacenik. I hate war.

I am also perfectly serious. I don't care if you neverserveds get your doilies deranged by it either. A partiot FIGHTS for her country, accept no substitutes.

Watching Patton does not make one a patriot. Posting left wing sh#t on the internet... not patriot. Giving away some dental care or dropping a buck in the salvation army bucket? Compassionate and kind to be sure, but not a patriot.

Many patriots were killers, out and out. The may have done far more harm to their country than good, over all. But they were still patriots.

Sorry of your lack of service causes you discomfort but if it does bother you its your load to bear, not mine.

DMT

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
Bored today, Dingus?
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