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June 21, 2006

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Rick

Michelle Malkin will do more damage to this country than Al Zarqawi? I'm not entirely positive, but I am fairly certain that the next young American businessman she beheads will be her first. But I will allow that I might be wrong. Do you ever actually read what you write? I know you must surely wonder why your side has lost all power over decades past. Well, it's stuff just like that. As long as your side is regarded as slightly more crazy than ours, you will be nothing better than jeering backbenchers. Not a criticism; merely an observation.

Oh, and your brief biography of Zarqawi? You really must stop repeating that which you overhear whilst swirling your chardonnay. Or, at the very least, lean towards another table and get a second reliable source.

bbbustard

I agree with you about Michelle, she has traditionally been more interested in having an impact on illegal immigrants than on beheading American businessmen. I also appreciate your comment about the importance of the perception of craziness - certainly the reality is that your side is much crazier, and wins elections because of its skills at manipulation, of both the media and the electoral results. As the last five years have so clearly proved, it has nothing to do with your ability to govern.
Could you be a bit more specific as to your objections of my characterization of al-Zarqawi?
Cheers!

Rick

A most interesting tactic you employ. When called to explain that which you profess, you simply claim to not understand the question. It's more comfortable than saying "I don't know"? I admire the attempt.

I will defer to an area where you undoubtedly have more expertise than me when you say "a lot of fashion designers see it as a fun fabric for partying".

"The first to wear camouflage in a non-military way were Vietnam Vets Against the War."
This is simply untrue. Returning troops have always worn uniforms (at very least partial) as they reintegrated back into civilian life. Modern camo was pioneered by the Germans prior to World War Two and has been worn since.

"No veteran, who is not protesting a war or going hunting, ever wears camo because
it's fun."
They wear it because it is clothing. But wear it they do. You have seen Forest Gump one too many times. The rabble protesting on the mall in 1971 added more than 10,000 names to "The Wall" and wear the blood of more than a million souls in south east Asia as they abetted the mayhem that would ensue with the communist takeover in Vietnam and Cambodia.

"Every female soldier in Iraq today who is putting on that fabric hates it."
A preposterous statement. Even if it might be partially true, you would have know way of knowing. Camo is like any other uniform. It is worn with enormous pride by those entitled.

You are out of your element when you pretend to speak on behalf of those who serve.

This is exactly like your Cheney post of some months ago where you accused Cheney of referring to Paks as Paks. You attempted to create an insult out of that which was not.

It's perfectly fine to dislike Malkin and Cheney. Just say so. I do not like Eleanor Clift, but would not fabricate something from whole cloth to make a point.

And to give credit when it is due, you said a week or so ago that Michelle Malkin "has traditionally been more interested in having an impact on illegal immigrants". That statement is 100% accurate.

Pax tecum.

Rick

A most interesting tactic you employ. When called to explain that which you profess, you simply claim to not understand the question. It's more comfortable than saying "I don't know"? I must admit that I admire the attempt.

I will defer to an area where you undoubtedly have more expertise than me when you say "a lot of fashion designers see it as a fun fabric for partying".

"The first to wear camouflage in a non-military way were Vietnam Vets Against the War."
This is simply untrue. Returning troops have always worn uniforms (at very least partial) as they reintegrated back into civilian life. Modern camo was pioneered by the Germans prior to World War two and has been worn ever since.

"No veteran, who is not protesting a war or going hunting, ever wears camo because it's fun".
They wear it because it is clothing and wear it they do. You have watched Forest Gump one too many times. The rabble depicted on the mall in 1971 was responsible for adding more than 10,000 names to "The Wall" and wear the blood of more than a million peaceful souls who perished in southeast Asia in the mayhem following the communist takeover of South Vietnam then Cambodia. Veterans who protest wars where they fought is a nearly immeasurably small number. Small like the numbers who commit atrocities; just visible.

"Every female soldier in Iraq today who is putting on that fabric hates it".
Preposterous. Even if it were true you would have no way of knowing. You only declare it to be true because it fits your "views". Camo is like any other uniform. It is worn with enormous pride. Do not presume to speak for a soldier waking in Iraq.

This is exactly like your Cheney post of several months ago where you accused him of insulting Paks by calling them Paks. It's perfectly fine for you to dislike Malkin and Cheney. Just say so. I do not like Eleanor Clift, but would not fabricate something from whole cloth to make a point.

In the interest of fairness, you did say that Malkin "has traditionally been more interested in having an impact on illegal immigrants". That is 100% accurate.

De oppresso libre.

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