May 1, 2015 11:00 pm -


This man really is a hero, not just because he was a Marine once, but because he’s speaking truth to power out on the streets of Baltimore. To the line of riot police standing before him, he shouted, “We gave our lives for this country! Is this what it’s coming to, man? I love this fucking…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Former Marine: I Was A ‘Patriot,’ Now I’m A ‘Thug’?

  1. Red Eye Robot May 1st, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    “He then compared the police in their riot gear to the enemy abroad. “You’re the same people I went to war with!”

    Hmmmmm, I wonder if there are any Marines on the BPD?

  2. William May 1st, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Relax… You can be a patriot again. Just go out west, visit the Bundy Ranch, point a loaded rifle at federal officers, and Sean Hannidy will come along in due time and dub thee “Patriot”.

  3. Robert M. Snyder May 2nd, 2015 at 12:32 am

    When president Obama and the mayor of Baltimore used the word “thugs”, it was my understanding that they were referring to the people who looted and set buildings on fire. I doubt that this veteran, or any other veteran, engaged in those activities.

  4. katkelly57 May 2nd, 2015 at 1:55 am

    He was told to sweeten his language…fuck that noise, people are falling like flies and folks are fed up with it.
    So sick of the bullshit and the ignorance and apathy that goes with it.
    Sweeten this!

    To the Marine, I thank you for your service.

  5. allison1050 May 2nd, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Why the hell should he be asked to change his language? Because he spoke the truth? Riiight, gotcha CNN that’s more “important” than hearing true words spoken any day.

    {{{Hey Ramona}}} Where are you now sweet cheeks?

  6. illinoisboy1977 May 2nd, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    He’s not a thug, if he’s not destroying property or stealing what isn’t his.