by Larry Simons
June 8, 2007
The hypocrite is at it again. This time a campaign to collect as many 20 minute phone cards to the troops as possible so that they are able to call their loved ones from overseas. But, in typical O' Reilly form, not without a stupid gimmick. A few months ago O' Liar started a campaign to send copies of his book, "Culture Warrior" to the troops. Free of charge? Without gimmicks? Of course not. That is not Billo's way. There has to be something in it for him.
In the book campaign, the stupid gimmick was that in order for the lucky troop (just dying to read his book amidst the hell of war) to receive the book, someone had to first buy a copy of the book, but only from HIS website. In other words, you had to buy it from Billo's site, meaning you're paying Billo nearly DOUBLE the amount of money than you'd buy it from Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target, etc.. If you sent Billo $26, you got a copy of his stupid book, and he would send a "free" copy to a troop. It didn't take a rocket scientist to quickly discover that if you bought a book from Wal-Mart or Amazon, you'd be paying nearly HALF the price that Billo charged. Meaning, you could buy TWO books from Wal-Mart or Amazon for LESS than $26 and give books to TWO troops.
But then, one must ask himself, why would anyone want to further punish troops by sending them Bill O' Reilly? I mean, they're already at war, that's bad enough. Why send them a book penned by a person who wants them to stay in Iraq and supports the President 100% in this ridiculous war? Now, Billo has a new campaign. If you go to his stupid website, take a stupid quiz and click "submit", a 20-minute phone card goes to a troop. To the average, stupified American this seems like a pretty easy way to show support for the troops. Pretty harmless, right? I mean, at least Billo's not asking for money this time, right?
Yeah, yeah, no money involved....harmless....quick and easy quiz, and poof, a troop gets to talk for 20 minutes to a loved one. I have two MAJOR problems with this. First, why only 20 minutes? We are talking about people giving their lives for their country and Billo can't afford at least a 120 minute card? Billo makes $10 million a year. Seems to me he can pull this one off. Second, why does Billo need a stupid gimmick like people taking quizzes to get troops something they need? Why doesn't Billo just send the fucking cards ANYWAY????? I know why. Because it is not enough that Billo just does something for anyone. He needs attention. There's got to be the "HEY! LOOK WHAT I'M DOING FOR THE TROOPS BECAUSE I CARE" factor. Billo needs to trumpet what he does to the whole world, and even then, his deeds are minimal and shameful.
The campaign is called, "Operation Call Home" and on his website it says "the promotion is now over". Why does it ever have to end? Hmmmm? Why Billo? Your good deeds have timelines? They have limits? Why can't you send the troops things they need on a regular basis without REQUIRING a stupid ass gimmick from your sheep?
WHY DO YOU HATE THE TROOPS BILLO?????