Friday, August 20, 2004

More from the Soapbox...

This link, via Inter Alia, totally gets me all riled up again about the plastic surgery in the military thing. The story is essentially this:

A group supporting natural breasts staged a small street protest in Hollywood on Wednesday against a U.S. military policy offering free breast implants to female soldiers. The group, led by porn star and former California gubernatorial candidate Mary Carey, said the military should spend its money on "bullets, not boobs."

The protest was organized by porn impresario Mark Kulkis, president of Kick Ass Pictures, the company for whom Carey stars. It follows recent news stories about the military offering free plastic surgery, including breast enhancements, to soldiers and their families so military doctors can practice their skills.

Kulkis said he opposed military breast implants because they are an unwise expenditure of tax money and because he does not like fake breasts.

"We support our military 100 percent. Part of the reason we're protesting is that we think these tax dollars would be much better spent on essentials (for soldiers)," Kulkis said.

Yeah, I'm sure these assholes have put a lot of thought into where their tax dollars are going...I know the natural vs. fake boob debate really gets me going too...I mean, who needs to worry about health care, wartime expenditures, child care, unemployment or any other weighty matter when we could be settling the "Which are better, fake or natural?" question?

Since I've already addressed this in a post called "Soapbox Alert" I will quit now. But I am going to feel pissy about this all day. This really is my soapbox, these men and women (and most of my really close friends) are willing to risk their lives every day to defend this country, and rest assured, they aren't doing it for the free plastic surgery...but they are doing it so jackasses like these can have the right to say whatever they want or have a protest about something this asinine in front of the Army recruiting office in order to gain notoriety and publicity for themselves while claiming to care about this country's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
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