Monday, May 23, 2005

Drooling Moron of the Year: "Forsake the Troops! Forsake the Police! The United States Sucks!"

OK...where do I start? How do I talk about this blithering idiot without giving him the validation of more attention that he so obviously craves? He's been bragging about the hits his sites have gotten since his story went national - and his moronic motives are outlined below. I hate to jump on the pile, but I cannot let this guy slide without saying something.

I absolutely will not embed links to his sites, so I'm sorry to make it slightly less convenient for you. It's the principle of the thing. His sites are Forsake the Troops, at .net and .info. You can also .com his name: Michael Crook, but I suggest you don't bother. I don't want to send traffic to his sites, so I've given you all of the pertinent info below.

Let me start off by saying thank God for freedom of speech. I've often encouraged the Lefties to exercise their freedom to its fullest so that they can prove their stupefying idiocy to the rest of us. But, obviously stretching that freedom past the breaking point is Michael Crook, the village idiot from Syracuse, NY. You've probably heard of him by now. Allow me to piss you off with examples of the rhetoric from his websites:

"Forsake The Troops" believes that as it stands currently, the compensation, benefit, and retirement packages that our active duty and retired military personnel get is outrageous, obscene, unearned, and above all.....undeserved.

These scumbags, who probably could not hack it in the civilian work force, made the choice to leech off of the American taxpayer, therefore we must do our part as taxpayers to recoup our funds, or at the very least stop this obscene abuse of our taxes, even if that means rounding up a group of concerned citizens to approach Congress to suggest the abolishment of our military.

Our goal is to eventually approach Congress about completely revamping the military pay structure and eliminating retirement benefits for the "retired" military scum...that is..personnel. That's right...Forsake The Troops is calling for an end to all forms of benefits for veterans. Shut down the VA hospitals, and make these scumbags pay their own way. It's just that simple.

# This website is proudly dedicated to the following ideals: The excessive base salaries must be reduced.

# All of the extra allowances must be eliminated. Soldiers should be made to pay all of their expenses (food, rent, uniforms, etc.) from base salary, just as it is in the real world. The soldiers should be made to pay 100% of the cost of medical insurance, and co-pays should be doubled from their current rate.

# If a soldier chooses off-base housing (and is eligible) he/she should pay for it out of base salary. We, the taxpayers, should not pay their rent. Isn't it enough our taxes pay for barracks? We'd be better off with pup tents.

# No soldier should get a tax break, as referenced to in IRS Topic 853-- No amount of money earned overseas by a US soldier should be exempted from taxes.

# The taxpayers should not have to pay for burial. If life insurance won't cover it (i.e. war) then the family should pay for it, just as it is in the real world. How is it our fault they chose to die?

Our underlying problem is this: the military is a lifestyle these morons chose. What idiot risks their life for a country? It's what they chose. Hopefully, they knew in their hearts this is abusing taxpayers' money, and they enlisted anyway. So...Forsake our Troops! Let 'em die in combat-- we don't need their ilk in this country!


Then, erroneously thinking he's radically clever, he posts this vile tagline:

U.S. Soldier= Poster child for retroactive abortion

Belatedly, he's added a wink-wink "disclaimer" to the bottom of his mission statement: Despite common opinion, we are not a hate group to the degree that we do not (officially) condone acts of violence, or any illegal acts towards military facilities or personnel.

Throughout his site, Crook labels soldiers "pukes", "scumbags", "idiots", "punks", "leeches", "dumbasses", and "criminals" - and says that they all deserve to die. He posts a running account of recent deaths in Iraq and rejoices over every one: Number of US soldiers killed in the Iraq War, of their own doing, because they CHOSE to be leeches: 1,587. These scumbags asked for it, and got it. Simper Cry. Then, under the title, "Punk Soldiers", Crook has posted photos of dead or injured soldiers and sneers:

This soldier was not a victim of anything else but his own poor choices. Forsake The Troops spits on him and all other "veterans" who died because of something that they chose to do. No sympathy here.


You can imagine the feedback this guy gets on his website, but he's gleefully posted a few comments from fans of his sick philosophy:

"Bluey" says: Great job on the website. I commend you for telling the truth. Somebody needed to do it because our government won't...I shouldn't have to pay for the enlisted to live like kings and queens. I appreciate that a lot of those guys have put their lives on the line, but that was their choice.

Here's winner from "Audie Murphy": First off, I would like to congratulate you on your courage. I'm glad that someone has the strength to stand up and point out the "wrongs" of the United States military.

I am totally against the military too, I know a lot of people will say that's unpatriotic, but when I think about it, do we really know what these so- called "soldiers" are doing there?

The media definitely is reporting a one-sided version of the war. Sure, some American's were dumb and got killed. How many Iraqi's and Afghani's get killed every day by some hot shot soldier? "Here are some bullets, go shoot up some poor family" That's what the Army General says to these soldiers. I know for a fact that the government spends billions of dollars for armor and huge guns for the soldier.

Compare that to a poor starving Iraqi. The Iraqi probably has an old broken rifle and a thin shirt. Suddenly these "American monsters", and that's definitely what the Iraqi's think Americans are now, bust into the man's house and start shooting up the place. Is this fair?

So I say, keep it going!


You getting the picture here? Well, it gets worse. For more attention, this Crook faked his own death. This hoax was recently posted on his site:

On Monday evening, the webmaster of Forsake The Troops was brutally assaulted by two men, thought to be members of the military, in response to their opinions about this website. Mr. Crook had been the target of numerous death threats and trespassers at his residence. All of these threats were saved and have been turned over to the authorities.

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UPDATE:
'At 6:19pm Eastern time, Michael Crook died of his injuries, after being rushed by ambulance to the leading hospital in the area for head trauma. The two men who allegedly assaulted him are currently in the custody of police. Mr. Crook died with his wife and infant daughter present.

'It is therefore the decision of his family, and associates that Forsake The Troops goes offline, to prevent further incidents of violence and threats against his family. Therefore, this domain will permanantly go offline at around 5pm Eastern time, on Tuesday, May 17th, 2005.

'Comments, and well-wishes may be addressed to noc@smishosting.com. Media inquiries (no interviews with family at this time), or sincere inquiries from well-meaning people may be directed to (315) 558-4372.

'Leave a voice mail message and your call will be returned by our media representative. The family requests privacy at this time."
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I am a member of Michael Crook's family...we do not have the passwords needed to update this website, but he did make me an account on this blog.

As it mentions on the Troops site, today at 6:19pm EST, Michael Crook died at an area hospital as a result of head injuries sustained from an assault by people upset with his website.

Michael died with his wife, and baby present. He was 27. The assaulters are in custody.

We ask for privacy at this time.


As you can probably imagine, the Democratic Underground (DU) instantly pissed their pants at this "news". Silly idiots. They freaked out, since this news of the "anti-war webmaster's assassination" only confirmed their fear and hatred of the military AND the Right (I kid you not!):

MADem freaks out: Holy Shit! It IS happening here. This is frightening.
tjDee opines: Well of course it is. Freeper types are usually violent thugs. I'm surprised they didn't use guns, since they're so obsessed with them. I'm nominating too. How not surprised yet utterly disgusted I am. I feel for his family and children.
Gman drones: That's how the RW [Right Wing] operates. That's how they intimidate.
lonestamot whines: Do you know the 10 steps to genocide?
Tyler Durden warns: And so it begins...The fate of Michael Crook is the future for all who oppose the new Nazis and their new Hitler. Make no mistake.
ben burch growls: I get death threats all the time. This is why I am a Fully Armed Liberal.
Old Leftie Lawyer moans: Oh, dear god. This is what that ratbastard in the White House has brought us to. This is beyond shocking. Speech has its price now, according to idiot thugs.
clem_c_rock prophesies: WE'RE ENTERING THE REALMS OF THE BROWNSHIRTS! We are entering some VERY VERY DARK TIMES. Fucking hell...


heh heh. Ok, now that's pretty funny - a full-on parade of Dumb and Dumber. The DUmmies only calmed down AFTER they snooped the Conservative and milblogs and "discovered" the hoax. For the life of 'em, they couldn't figure it out for themselves.

Anyways, after trying to frame soldiers for his "death", Crook has since showed up on Hannity and Colmes and various radio broadcasts. You can download the video of Crook's interview on Hannity & Colmes at The Political Teen. Crooks is reveling in the notoriety, and lest you assume that this publicity stunt is all a hoax, he goes out of his way to assure his readers:

A lot of e-mail messages have poured in, asking if this site is a "joke" or "hoax". That most certainly is not the case; Forsake The Troops is very serious about its mission, and its founder, Michael Crook, stands behind every word that appears within the site.

So, yes, this website is very serious, and death threats, foul language, meaningless petitions by a bunch of whiners, and mean instant messages will not stop the site."


Going on to emphasize his mortal retardation, Crooks adds this bit of silly fluff: "Forsake The Troops politely suggests a boycott of heavy metal group Metallica, due their obvious pro-military stance."

To ensure that his cancerous rhetoric doesn't stop with the military, he is creating more sites: Forsake the Police, and The United States Sucks! He's recently opened a forum, which you must register for in order to read or post (and I won't, so I didn't read the 71 current posts), and proudly proclaims: Thank you for visiting Forsake the Troops-- where we make the pro-military pukes our bitches!

A few personal observations...I'm thinking Michael Crook would be a welcome and celebrated dinner guest in Linda Foley's or Eason Jordan's households. They'd get along famously, I'm sure. And though he claims to have a wife and daughter, he sounds and acts highly effeminate, making me doubt that.

Furthermore, Crook hates the military because he desperately wanted to get in, and, not surprisingly, couldn't hack it! Ha Ha - the Ultimate Loser!

Lastly, Crook has a motive. He has performed a number of elaborate scams in an attempt to sell off his domain packages. The outraged publicity carries traffic to his sites, which he then uses to boost the price of his domains. His first site, Citizens Against the Troops, was run under the alias of Scott and Lori Vogel. You can go here to read an interview the Dread Pundit Bluto had with Crook in April. He discusses some of his many aliases:

The Dread Pundit Bluto: Is "Michael Crook" your real name? I've seen allegations posted that your name is really "Michael Delany-Vogel" or "Michael Delany".

Michael Crook: Michael Crook is my legal name. Mike Vogel-Delaney and Mike Delaney were names that I was known as in high school, and derive from family surnames.


And now, with the escalating public furor his Forsake the Troops site has caused, he is once again trying to sell the domain:

Now, he decided to start Silent Mike’s Internet Service, which hosted forsakethetroops.info. Once again, he started a ruckus by getting a bunch of people in an uproar and then posted a page saying that Silent Mike’s had pulled the site down for offensive content and once again he is offering to sell the domain off to the highest bidder.

There is no Scott or Lori Vogel. The whole scheme was thought up and carried off by Michael Crook. In addition, the man is a racist who is currently offering “discount” hosting packages to white supremists.


So there you have it: white supremacist Michael Crook made a notoriously offensive web site about an anti-military movement, and then he faked his own death and freaked out the DUms. The bad part about all this is that people are still falling for it and driving a steady stream of traffic his way. Worse still, there are losers out there who actually agree with him, elaborate hoax or no! No matter what, this guy is one sick fool.

What a filthy scumbag. What a contemptible waste of oxygen. What a [insert most vile metaphor you can think of here].

Ok, I'm sick of this already. Can we just Forsake the Moron?!