The Score Is Veterans: 3; Kathy Griffin: 0

There was a public outcry when good old Kathy Griffin decided, with her comedic style of entertainment and good common sense, to hold a replica of President Trump’s severed head for a camera. You know, like it was sliced off by ISIS.

OK, she provided some sort of an apology but somehow lost an upcoming New Year’s Eve show with CNN. That was a low blow because she’s been doing that gig every year since 2007.

But once she denigrated their commander-in-chief, veterans had their say. And the score ended up with Veterans: 3 vs. Kathy Griffin: 0. She lost (it)!

Brian Duffy, National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) announced,

 The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. strongly condemns comedian Kathy Griffin’s incredibly revolting attack on the President of the United States. Her apology is not accepted. What she did was not humorous nor should it be protected speech or expression. Playing to an audience with a severed head is what our enemies do. The USO should immediately end its relationship with her.”

Right thereafter, the USO tweeted, “Kathy Griffin had two USO experiences years ago. The USO has no relationship with Kathy Griffin.” However, it is really disappointing that the organization has said nothing further on the matter, nor has it condemned her actions.

During her photo shoot, Griffin told her photographer, Tyler Shields,

We have to move to Mexico today because we’re gonna go to prison. Federal prison. … Because we’re not surviving this, OK?”

On May 30, the U.S. Secret Service let Griffin know they were aware of her actions with their own tweets:

On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats

Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations.

One Vietnam veteran said,

“I found it extraordinarily obscene what Ms. Griffin did. She should be ashamed of herself. And it is not surprising that some of her supporters and sponsors feel the same way.”

The man was correct. Her liberal critics included Chelsea Clinton and Anderson Cooper, both of whom responded with their own tweets. Advertiser Squatty Potty has left her high and dry. And ADT Corporation has begun pulling all of their advertisements from CNN. And it looks like there will be more.

Then on Friday, June 2, Griffin held her “first” press conference, saying,

The president and his grown children and the first lady are personally trying to ruin my life forever.”

While offering no proof of her claim, she then followed that with,

I am going to make fun of him more now.”

Let’s examine that claim. President Trump tweeted,

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”

So, from this, and a couple of other tweets from the Trump family, Griffin said,

I think he, I think her, I think he — I’m going to be honest: He broke me — he broke me,”

So she considers the Trump family’s response to her video as “ruining” her life? Are you kidding me?

The sad part about this entire story is Barron Trump, President Trump’s youngest son, saw the picture and thought Griffin was actually holding his dad’s head.

But guess what? Griffin still considers Barron an acceptable target. She told a reporter in December, 2016,

“It’s his turn. So I’m happy to deliver beat down to Donald Trump — and also to Barron. You know a lot of comics are going to go hard for Donald, my edge is that I’ll go direct for Barron. I’m going to get in ahead of the game.”

This establishes the statements she made at her press conference all lies.

Personally, many of us veterans wish she would just go away. Indeed, former army officer Thomas Madison has offered advice to Griffin, something many people would agree is excellent:

1. Stay home.

2. Do not answer the door.

3, Keep all light switches in the “off” position.

4. Stay away from windows.

5. If you have a pre-designated safe space in your home, go there. If you do not, hide under your bed. It can be amazingly comfortable under there.

However, since this is such great and sensible advice and would undoubtedly help her career, we don’t believe she would actually take it. We’re sure it’s not in her DNA.

Well, don’t hold your breath, because it looks like the aftermath will continue.

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Chuck Yarling has had many titles in his career thus far: veteran, engineer, math teacher, consultant, technical writer, book author and publisher, and triathlete. He was a member the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Bugles Across America, which plays Taps at military funerals and special events. Spec. 5 Chuck Yarling served with the 26th Combat Engineering Battalion in Vietnam as an awards clerk. His service with the U.S. Army resulted in being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal. You may reach Chuck at [email protected]

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