Posted on | July 31, 2012 | 39 Comments
— Cindy Chafian (@CindyChafian) July 30, 2012
— Roseanne Barr (@TheRealRoseanne) July 30, 2012
As the son of a son of a sailor, I gave a decade active, and a decade more in the reserves, to my country. Actually more, but I’ll keep it simple. Grew up on the edge of foodstamps; moved all over the West Coast; didn’t really get to know my father until I was 16, and he was on his final shore tour. And I’m fortunate. I at least got to know my dad, and no one in the family has left body parts in some odd corner of the planet.
Also, I don’t do guilt. I rejoice in your exercise of free speech. Quite a blessing, isn’t it?
I’d just like you to know, Roseanne, as you toss off random bits of condescension on Twitter, that far nobler folk than you are out there ensuring that Americans can ply a porcine pie-hole with prosciuotto. In fact, it’s a point of honor to defend the liberty of Americans to maximize their God-given talents, or to be useless sacks of rancid crap.
May you one day mature to the point of grasping this.
Forgiving you in liberty, Roseanne,