Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Another entertainer who does USO Tours

As many of you have heard or read, I have been very critical of Al Franken's "Look at me, look at me, I do USO Tours...." attitude. I have always believed that people who do good things for the right reasons don't feel the need to constantly demand the focus be on them.

Besides that, I have been very critical of Franken's skits and parodies that mock and demean our troops, as well as his dismissal of conservative talk show host Melanie Morgan's tour last summer of Iraq which gave our troops the opportunity to speak for themselves about the positive impact they are having in the region, contrary to the daily media negative reporting and Al Franken's desire to see things fall apart so he can attack George Bush and the rest of his administration.

Below is a link to Newsmax with an interview with actor Gary Sinise, who by the way, also does USO Tours, yet he has a different perspective than the media and Al Franken.

Read below:

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2006/2/13/212715.shtml?s=en

15 Comments:

At 9:24 PM, Blogger KEvron said...

god bless al franken for entertaining our troops.

so, when are you gonna go on a uso tour, skorski?

KEVron

 
At 5:02 PM, Blogger A. Skorski said...

These are the silly posts and emails I love to get, "when are you going to do a USO tour...?"

Of course this is a serious question, just a snotty comment.

Since I am not a professional comedian, it's unlikely the troops would get much of a thrill from my appearance, which of course is not even the point of my criticism of Franken.

One need not do USO tours to point out when others are doing mocking and demeaning skits and parodies that dishonor our troops, something Franken does regularly.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger A. Skorski said...

One quick correction. On my last post, I wrote, " Of course this is a serious question..." when I meant to write, "Of course this is not a serious question...."

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Richard Schladen said...

I just saw Skorski on CSPAN. Al Franken is not perfect but he does stick to the facts. He doesn't need to talk about politics to make a living. He could do very well as a comedian. He doesn't need to go to Iraq. He doesn't support this immoral war but he wants to help our men and women who suffer because of the crooks in the White House. Skorski's only claim to fame is that he is very good at kissing Neocon ass. Patriotism is all about doing the right thing for the people of the United States. Al Franken is a patriot. Skorski and the crooks for which he is an apologist are traitors to the American people. Go ahead report me to the NSA. I am a 71 year old Roman Catholic with my wife of almost 47 years and wondwerful family. I don't give a damn what they do to me. I am willing to die in a righteous cause. I don't use my religion to gain political advantage. I let it guide me to help me find a good path in life. Al Franken doesn't need to wear as yarmulka to prove that he is a good Jew. His good works demonstrate his faith very well.

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger AlFrankenIsRight said...

Al Franken Is Right !

To paraphrase that famous quote, spoken to Mr. Potatoe Head Dan Quayle,
Skorski, I know what's accurate, and you're not.
It's so interesting how they found a fellow who wears a skull cap to criticize another Jew.
Skorski, you will be relegated to the dust bin of history.

 
At 8:35 PM, Blogger marypoppins/privateeye said...

I just saw you on Cspan. You caught my attention since you so eagerly stated that you are an O'Reilly fan, and I am curious...... Have you done any research on the truth behind Rush or O'Reilly? Please do a study on them next. They bend the truth where they see fit to benefit their fearless leaders of war and corperate greed. They get many of their facts from the Heritage Foundation. Do you know who started the Heritage Foundation and why? I do not listen to Franken. But I think now that I have seen your gig, I will start to tune in to see what he is all about. You say that Franken often calls attention to himself...
Have you not heard Rush say,
"I'm Rush Limbaugh...... Talent on loan from God." I have; and frankly, it discusts me. But perhaps you believe him???? Do you think that God wants us to be at war? Do you think that God wants us to neglect our poor? Do you think that God wants a man to be president who is cutting spending on education, healthcare, and the environment? Rush and O'Reilly love the President and all that he does against the least of ours. We live in the wealthiest nation in the world, yet we have people who can not afford healthcare.... people without homes..... children who can't afford a college education. Does that not discust you?

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger marypoppins/privateeye said...

Why do you moderate and approve your comments? This activity reminds me of people who sanitize their audiences.... If you know what I mean.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger pastorshannon said...

Hey Alan!
Just caught you on BookTv and I saw this link.

I am glad you took the time to explore Al Franken's 'facts'.

It's a sad day when the partisan lines have gotten so defined that we have liberals overseas criticizing the USA right in front of foreign governments that are hostile to America in the first place!

It's like seeing a husband/wife fighting in public. It's uneasy, uncomfortable, and should be saved for the privacy of their home.

How immature that liberal policticians go elsewhere to criticize the very nation they worked so hard to become leaders in.

It just shows they love to hear the sound of their own voices and are attempting to promote their own agenda instead of bettering America.

Sure, their opinion counts-but save it for the appropriate forum!

I'm embarrassed they are our elected leaders.

Maybe your next book should be "An open apology to the world for our politicians immaturity"

Keep on keeping on.

Shannon Z

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger Brian B said...

I think that your book is unoriginal, merely mimicking Franken's own book about Bill O'Reilly. I suspect that the vast majority of people neither know about it nor care.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger midcan5 said...

Alan, in a effort at fairness I watched you on cspan to see if you had really found Al Franken in a lie. Sorry but I didn't hear it?

On a personal level I am always surprised by a Jewish person defending or apologizing for what are for most part fascist comments by the likes of Limbaugh or O'Reilly. For my generation Fascism influenced our thinking too strongly to accept its labeling and group think. Your use of liberal as a label changes debate to simple name calling.

http://www.cursor.org/stories/fascismintroduction.php

james midcann

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger A. Skorski said...

Responding to midcan5, you begin by stating that you "wanted to be fair" to me... but in the next paragraph you suggest that Limbaugh and O'Reilly are fascists. Anybody who can so callously throw around the "fascist" label is not someone for whom "fairness" is a trait.

 
At 4:08 AM, Blogger Bob Collum said...

Comments...being allowed for all apparently? It's about time.

I saw ya too.....I just couldn't believe the irony of it all.

For instance, when you tell that tale of Al always repeating that particular stuff about Rush. Doesn't it occur to you that when you speak, you always say that? I just don't understand how you didn't realize that.

Doesn't seem fair is all.

 
At 12:34 PM, Blogger Love Spirit in CA said...

I can't figure out if you are in love with Al Franken or George Bush. Army men are indoctrinated, abused peasants. The kindest most loving thing we can do for them is tell them the truth and relieve them of their presumed obligation to this pig man of a President.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger A. Skorski said...

Perhaps you should speak with the thousands of troops who don't see themselves as "peasants" and are proud of their accomplishments overseas.

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger Bob Collum said...

"Since I am not a professional comedian, it's unlikely the troops would get much of a thrill from my appearance, which of course is not even the point of my criticism of Franken."

So, for the sake of saying it, Al is a professional comedian, and thus does thrill the troops with his presence.....wait for it.....

"One need not do USO tours to point out when others are doing mocking and demeaning skits and parodies that dishonor our troops, something Franken does regularly."

Do they not know about it, or are you the only one(maybe except for Laura Inghram) who considers this to even exist as an 'issue'?

 

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