Memesters Union

F-Bombs Dropped on Veterans Day Rally

Nov. 12, 2014

“Happy motherf—ing Veterans Day!” That was the profoundly disrespectful “greeting” screamed by rapper Eminem, who was the centerpiece closing act for the Veterans Day “Concert for Valor” on the Washington Mall last night. Nothing says honor like carpet F-bombing an otherwise fitting Veterans Day observance. Be sure and thank the sponsors – HBO, Chase Corp. and Starbucks. On Monday, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was promoting his new book, “For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice.” He also used those promotions to announce Eminem’s appearance on the Mall. We applaud Schultz for advocating that businesses hire Veterans, as supported by a key piece of legislation Republicans are advancing through Congress. But our question for Schultz: Exactly what does he think Eminem “can teach us about citizenship, heroism and sacrifice”?

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