Monday, September 17, 2007

OJ and Stewart Zamudio

So should I write about OJ? or about the National Guard poster boy who speaks out against the war.

Well I'll write about both...

OJ Simpson has been arrested. He was charged Sunday with six felonies in connection with a reported armed robbery of sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room on Thursday night, the Las Vegas police said.

Mr. Simpson was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with two counts each of robbery with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count each of conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary with a firearm, Lt. Clint Nichols of the Las Vegas police said. A judge ordered Mr. Simpson held without bail pending arraignment this week in Clark County Justice Court, possibly via video.

Seems to me a lot of people are looking to send OJ to prison now. I'm writing straight from a New York Times article.

The National Guard poster boy is Stewart Zamudio and he's a former National Guard soldier who served in the military for six years, and was activated after 9/11 to work in and around Ground Zero. In an effort to exploit the events of 9/11, Zamudio was chosen to be featured in two recruitment commercials. He got out of the military in 2006. Now Zambudio tells Americans NOT to enlist.

A disillusioned guy who served his country and now doesn't want to recruit other young men for the war. My heart goes out to him as it doesn't for OJ. Watch the video.



Anonymous said...

People have wanted OJ to do something for years but I wonder, is he really that stupid?

I'm not saying that he is innocent, but he can't be this dumb.

And about Zamudio, I'm glad he has the courage to do what's right.

AnimeFreak40K said...

SPC Zamudio makes a LOT of good points, and I agree with him.

If he has not taken any flak for that, I am surprised...a statement like that coming from a soldier in uniform would not go over well. It really would not. Even if the commanders agreed with him, those up higher who did not would come down on them (and him). There is also the fact that he went around PR guys and whatnot, and that never goes well.

The only thing I think he got wrong was the part where if he had the starts to talk to the president, he would tell him his thoughts. He obviously has not been in for very long, or is knowledgable about the higher ranking generals in the recent past.

I say that because General Shinseki (and many others too!) stood before Bush and all of them all why their plan would not work, why they should not do what they are doing. He stepped down because they did not listen to him. The basic reason was "If they are not going to listen to me, why am I even there?"

He was not alone and many other generals stepped down and/or fell out of the limelight.

This is why guys like Paetraeus is in charge - because he is a "Yes Man". Bush and his group refuse to be around those that are not...and if they are around them, then their words are simply ignored.

And OJ can just go to hell. ^_^

raymond said...

You won't see me cry if they send OJ to jail.

the teach said...

Me either, raymond! I'll be stopping by your blog real soon. Thanks for commenting.

the teach said...

Yeah, jm4847, he is really that stupid! Also he cannot control his rage. Here in this case and earlier. I knew it would get him eventually.

the teach said...

Anime, I admire Stewart Zamudio but he's certainly getting a lot of publicity. And he's a model! Click on his name in my post and you'll see a modeling picture of him.

I hate to think Petraeus is just a yes man...but I guess that's right since he hasn't yet been fired by Bush.

OJ isn't going to hell...but he very well may be going to prison for a very long time! :)

dekerivers said...

I am dumbfounded by the actions of OJ. But I suspect that the inner conviction that he can do nothing wrong, and go on living as he was doing was so strong within him that any sense of right or wrong never registered in Las Vegas. Recall how Al Capone was sent to jail...not for killing anyone.

the teach said...

Thanks Deke, for your response. Oj supposedly can go to jail for the rest of his life! His rage and his "who gives a d____" attitude will send him there.