I was just reading the "Comments" section of an online news article about this fiscal cliff business when some ding-a-ling started ranting about how "you @#$!" liberals don't know anything about Pearl Harbor" and tried to make the argument that liberals are a bunch of military-hating traitors who ought to be rounded up and punished for being traitors to the country.

Setting aside for a moment the fact that I'm still trying to figure out what Pearl Harbor and the fiscal cliff have to do with one another in the first place, I fired off a response which I'd like to share again here:

I'm a lifelong liberal whose grandfather fought as a member of the U.S. Amry in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; whose father was serving in the U.S. Air Force at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis; whose uncle served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam; who served myself in the USAF in the mid-1980s and was stationed in Athens, Greece, during a period of some pretty extreme anti-American terrorism in that country; and whose little brother served with the U.S. Army in Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. Anybody who says THIS liberal doesn't care about the military is going to get a face full of "You ain't seen nothing yet" - ESPECIALLY if the ones doing the criticizing are self-righteous blowhards who pulled strings or found other means to get out of serving (yeah, I'm looking at you, Limbaugh).

Guess what, you vainglorious pinheads: It isn't just conservatives who fight and bleed and die for this country. I'm sick and tired of people branding me as a traitor or worse because I refuse to worship at the throne of the Almighty Fox. And based on the outcome of this most recent presidential election I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. 

So shut up.

All right, end of rant. My apologies to you, my friends, for taking up so much of your valuable time with this...