Thursday, August 13, 2020

well said, General!

Via Bill Keezer (and edited for style and content):

For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian. General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently. Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children. Regardless of how you feel about gun laws, you have to love this! The interview contains one of the best comeback lines of all time. This is a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove, who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout troop visiting his military headquarters.

So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds, and when it returned, the interview was over.


John Mac said...

Oh, that's a classic burn! Wish I could have seen the interviewers face.

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I don't mind the shooting. It's the archery that kills me! No one should have the right to train young children in the adult art of arch remarks! Why, this will just lead kids to hate speech! Even worse, to free speech! People will start to think that they have the right to say any damn thing they please. Even insults! Well, those %&*@#!!! mother*+&%#$@s can just go *&#@$$% themselves! Pardon my language, but this is something up with which we will not put!

Jeffery Hodges

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John from Daejeon said...

Looks like this is a hoax that originally had a U.S. slant to it in the 90's.

Kevin Kim said...

Daejeon John,

Wouldn't surprise me. Something about the story seemed a little too good to be true.