The silencing of Daniel

Veterans’ Day 2005 — God bless all of our soldiers, sailors, Marines (oo-rah!) and air[wo]men in harm’s way, and piss on all the chickenhawks who didn’t have the balls to serve their country when called upon! Bush, Cheney, Libby, Rumsfeld, Rove, Wolfowitz, et al.

I haven’t been checking my blogroll very thoroughly of late, so I was astounded to see a 3-week-old post from Daniel “All the King’s Horses” Goetz was terminating his blog. I can’t even link to it, since his blog has been shut down entirely. Thank God for caching! I have included Daniel’s final post, “Double Plus Ungood,” at the bottom of this entry. Daniel’s girlfriend/fiancee (I’m not quite sure which) also has a backup of Daniel’s entire blog. One of my earliest posts was a link to his “Club Fed,” a brilliant piece of satire. The link no longer works, so I’ve updated the post with a copy of the original, although I think I lost some of the formatting.

For those who are unfamiliar with the phrase “double plus ungood,” (a frightfully large number of people), it’s taken from George Orwell’s 1984. If you haven’t read it already, buy a copy or check it out from your local library. If you have read it, do something about this denial of Daniel’s First Amendment rights!

Double Plus Ungood
By Daniel

I thank all of you who have been so supportive recently. I have never before received so much positive feedback, and it was very heart-warming to know that so many people out there care. Having said that, it breaks my heart to say that this will be my last post on this blog. I wish I could just stop there, but I can not. The following also needs to be said:

For the record, I am officially a supporter of the administration and of her policies. I am a proponent for the war against terror and I believe in the mission in Iraq. I understand my role in that mission, and I accept it. I understand that I signed the contract which makes stop loss legal, and I retract any statements I made in the past that contradict this one. Furthermore, I have the utmost confidence in the leadership of my chain of command, including (but not limited to) the president George Bush and the honorable secretary of defense Rumsfeld. If I have ever written anything on this site or on others that lead the reader to believe otherwise, please consider this a full and complete retraction.

I apologize for any misunderstandings that might understandably arise from this. Should you continue to have questions, please feel free to contact me through e-mail . I promise to respond personally to each, but it may take some time; my internet access has become restricted.

Support our troops--Bring them home!

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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