Saturday, January 31, 2009

Military Pledge a Hoax

Says World Nut Daily:

A recent Internet report that a battle was shaping up between the U.S. military and the White House because of executive plans to have soldiers pledge allegiance to the president instead of the nation and its Constitution raised alarm among the patriotic this week.

But it didn't seem to include the detail that the Department of Defense knew nothing about the "issue."
[Still, I find it funny that WND claims the alarms were only raised among the patriotic. The non-patriotic not being as easily duped, I guess.]

Anyway, that didn't stop our local resident nutcase, Peter DiGaudio, from jumping all over the rumor and distorting it to read that the oath of allegiance would now be made to President Obama himself. Spouting Peter wrote this:

If Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Barack Hussein Obama gets His way, members of the United States military will be pledging allegiance to Him rather than the U.S. Constitution.
and

That’s breathtaking in its arrogance. It’s also reminiscent of 1930s Germany, when members of the German military had to pledge allegiance to Hitler. Here’s a draft of the new allegiance oath:

I swear by God Allah this sacred oath that I will obey without question the F├╝hrer of the German Reich United States of Obama Nation and people, to Adolf Hitler Barack Hussein Obama, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and that I am prepared as a brave soldier to lay my life on the line at any time for this oath.
Peter is so deluded that he now actually believes that what he wrote previously is being enacted.

I give it 24 hours before Peter pulls a Fred Dooley and sends his post down the memory hole. It's what local wing-nut conservative bloggers do when faced with -- facts and truth.

Oh, by the way, the original piece was clearly labeled satire.

7 comments:

  1. Yeah, it won't be long before Peter removes all traces of the post in question.

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  2. You know, maybe all this is simply what they WANTED to do under Mr. Bush but never pulled off?

    Blackwater is, technically, a privatized US army. They pledge allegiance to their paychecks.

    Just musing. Love the blog.

    hiho

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  3. He doesn't time-stamp his posts, but it's been up more than 24 hours already.

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  4. And he's gonna be on the quarter too: http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/01/us-mint-contemplates-putting-obama-on.html

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  5. Are comments not being made and posted?

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  6. Apparently not. Zach at Blogging Blue said he left one. I checked -- no show.

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  7. I've left three comments on Peter's blog pointing out the fallacy of this report. He hasn't published them and has closed his post to comments. He's completely unhinged, as usual, but I've never known him to be so willfully ignorant.

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