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Should Bonesaw Jesus execute Gen. Milley -- and other questions for Gary Clark, part 2
Is Lakeland's self-appointed veterans/military czar "pissed off" that Democrats helped a few Republicans overcome U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin's vote to shut down government and withhold troop pay?
Here is part 1 of my response to Gary Clark’s Memorial Day screed at my Kiwanis Club. His visit was chock full of false information, focused on what he’s “pissed off” about (his words) and barely touching on the sacrifices of actual veterans.
The Part 2 that follows tries to pinpoint Clark’s positions on the role, purpose, and values of the U.S. Military in relation to American society. I hope retired Col. Clark, as Lakeland’s most prominent self-appointed spokesman for service members and veterans, will publicly clarify his positions.
You may have seen that Bonesaw Jesus has called for the summary execution of Gen. Mark Milley, four-decade veteran of the U.S. Army — and outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Here is Gen. Milley speaking at his recent retirement ceremony
You can watch the full 21-minute speech here. Key passage here:
We don't take an oath to a country. We don't take an oath to a tribe. We don't take an oath to a religion. We don't take an oath to a king, or queen, or a tyrant or a dictator. And we don't take an oath to a wannabe dictator. We don't take an oath to an individual. We take an oath to the Constitution, and we take an oath to the idea that is America, and we're willing to die to protect it.
That is the oath my son took when he joined the United States Marine Corps.
This is oath my Dad took when he was drafted and fought with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, where he was wounded and nearly killed — becoming a disabled American veteran for life. We’ll come back to that in a second.
I’m just asking questions, Col. Clark. Can you give us some answers?
So I’d like to ask retired Col. Gary Clark, self-appointed spokesman on military and veterans affairs in Lakeland, a few questions. I hope he will answer them publicly.
I get Col. Clark’s emails on behalf of the Polk County Veterans Council. I think that email list would make an excellent public forum for answering the following:
1. Do you agree with Bonesaw Jesus that Gen. Milley should be executed?
2. Do you agree with the Gen. Milley’s words about the military oath that I highlighted above?
3. If so, will you put Milley’s words on a slide for your next public presentation?
Perhaps Milley’s words could be the lead-in for this slide from your Kiwanis Memorial Day presentation about why you’re so “pissed off,” which you seem to have cribbed from Lauren Boebert or Matt Gaetz or Marjorie Taylor-Green or the Proud Boys.
4. Do you agree with Bonesaw Jesus that disabled American veterans are icky and should be kept out of sight?
Or do you think Milley is lying about Bonesaw Jesus’ outrageous disgust at an incredibly admirable man’s sacrifice and talent?
Former President Donald Trump once belittled a disabled veteran, saying "no one wants to see that," The Atlantic reported.
When Gen. Mark Milley took on the role of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2019, he had chosen veteran Army captain Luis Avila, who had been severely wounded in Afghanistan, to sing "God Bless America" at the Armed Forces Welcome Ceremony.
Avila served five combat tours and lost a leg in an IED attack in Afghanistan. His injuries led to him suffering multiple strokes, heart attacks, and brain damage, The Atlantic reported.
It was a wet day with soft ground at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, and Avila's wheelchair almost overturned before others including former Vice President Mike Pence and Milley's wife rushed to help him.
When Avila finished his performance, Milley claimed that Trump said to him: "Why do you bring people like that here? No one wants to see that, the wounded," before telling him not to let Avila appear in public again.
My Dad was not as severely wounded as Capt. Avila. But he carried shrapnel in his body his entire life; and seizures caused by a brain injury from the concussion of the blast wounded him forced him into early retirement and damaged his quality of life. Despite that, he lived an incredibly productive and moral life.
5. Is the purpose of the U.S. Military to deliver Bonesaw Jesus’ retribution to whomever did not support his lynch mob coup?
6. Should active U.S. service members refuse their “woke” money paychecks because Democrats made them happen against Scott Franklin’s will?
In case you missed it over the weekend, Congressional Democrats teamed with a few Republicans to defeat U.S. Rep Scott Franklin and Matt Gaetz, his lascivious political pimp —- errrr, “wingman” — in their attempts to shut down the government and withhold military pay — along with everything else their shutdown would have damaged.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
I wonder if this pointlessness is what Will Harrell and Lakeland First had in mind when they teamed up with Gaetz to help Scott Franklin win his gross GOP primary back in 2020. They don’t seem to be around anymore; so it’s hard to ask them.
[Side note: I find it hilarious that Gaetz, Franklin’s lascivious “wingman,” says he’s going to force Franklin to choose between him and Kevin McCarthy in a personal loyalty test this week. How you gonna vote, Scott? Will you team up with Democrats to dump the weak, silly speaker you suck up to? Or will you push eject on your “wingman,” the gross, lascivious dude you suck up to, who put you in office? Thoughts and prayers.]
7. If service members should accept their “woke” pay checks, will you add Scott Franklin’s voting behavior, his effort to stiff the troops for the sake of Matt Gaetz, to the slide of stuff you’re “pissed off” about?
I think that’s a good collection of easy to answer — mostly yes/no — questions.
I think Col. Clark would do everyone, on all sides, a great service by offering clear answers that reflect his self-appointed role.
I look forward to amplifying them if he chooses to. I’m also happy to discuss any of these issues face-to-face with Col. Clark or anyone else who cares to. I’m easy to reach. Thus far, Col. Clark has never addressed any point I’ve tried to make with him, publicly or privately.