President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
This is one of those stories that makes you want to take a step back from all the stupidity that is contained in the world today and live in a cabin. On Gilligans Island. Not to be rescued. Ever.
Last night something called the “National Championship” game happened and College footballs best two teams slugged it out. In the course of that game famous people were seen and even President Trump showed up and was warmly received. As my colleague, Nick writes here at Red State earlier Trump Gets Cheers, Hangs With Vince Vaughn at National Championship Game, Left Has a Meltdown a great time was had by all.
Until a camera happened to catch actor Vince Vaugh who had the DAMN NERVE to shake President Trump’s hand and say howdy. Without me even continuing you can only imagine the super-duper hurt feelings brigade of the moronic mouth breathers on twitter went into high gear. People were outraged that someone who is famous and you liked in a movie would not share your super sensitive hyper idiotic view.
You people suck.
My friend Rachel contacted me about someone she knows that was in the Iraq war back in 2005. Remember we were in the thick of that war at that time and it was a huge undertaking for the United States and its forces. Lots of entertainers were recruited to go over and help those who were fighting to take their minds off the situation they were in.
Vince Vaughn was one of those people and he did something a lil different. Below is the link to Colby Smiths’ story…
The Day I Met Vince Vaughn
When I was in Iraq, in 2005, I was stationed in an extremely dangerous area. At the time, the most hostile combat area in the world. We lost a lot of good men and our base was mortared or shot at almost daily. Leaving the wire was worse in terms of violence.
I say all of this because no one stopped at any of the FOBs under 108th Armor’s control.
We heard that comedians, actors/actresses, cheerleaders and musicians were visiting the troops in Baghdad, or in Taji, or in Tallil, but they’d never stop in Mahmudiyah. They’d never endanger themselves by visiting the Triangle of Death.
No one, except Vince Vaughn.
Vince stopped at FOB St. Michael purely because he was told that no one stopped there. He went around our base, talking with every soldier. He signed photos and took photos while holding a sign that said, “If you can dodge an IED, you can dodge a ball.”
He even sat and played me, a lowly medic, in NCAA football in our haphazard, poorly constructed smoke shack. He played as Virginia Tech, if I remember, and I played as Texas Tech.
He was relaxed even though we were mortared when he landed and he had to lay on the helipad (everyone around him was still standing as we were accustomed to it, but we won’t fault him for that.)
Here’s the thing. We had lost multiple men in the days leading up to his visit and the constant combat was exhausting… but Vince Vaughn is an entertainer, and he used his skills to enable us, for just a few hours, to forget the horrors of the conflict we were in at great danger to himself.
So, sure, nobodies behind a keyboard will fault him for shaking the President’s hand. Nobodies will say that he needs to be canceled. Hollywood hacks who flew over our base will judge him. But I, for one, know better. I know that he’s a hero and that I will support him in his endeavors as he supported me in mine.
Please, let others know about what Vince did. He deserves credit, although, I know, he’s asked for none.
Now if you recall back at this time in 2004-05, Vaughn was in Dodgeball, Anchorman The Story of Ron Burgandy and Wedding Crashers. He was at the top of his game and he was literally risking his @$$ by going into a zone that no one else was going into to meet these troops that were in the “Triangle of Death.” No would have batted an eye or blamed him if he skipped. He didn’t dodge this area and I can’t find anywhere that he said boo about this publicly.
Now, I’m gonna take a flying leap that Vaughn might be a better person that 99.9% of these twitter butt nugget hacks that were whining about him saying hello to the President of the United States. That he took the time to visit troops that were doing their job in one of the most vicious places in the world at a time when he had a lot to lose is admirable and didn’t do it for publicity.
Possibly if these emotional wrecks on social media did something other than doing the triangle of the parent’s house walking from “bedroom to bathroom to the fridge and back to the bedroom”, they could at least respect the fact that people can have the common courtesy to chat politely with those we don’t always agree with.
Vince Vaughn is someone you should want to meet one day and shake his hand not condemn him.
If you feel otherwise over what happened last night, you simply suck at life.