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"We Smeared Michelle Malkin, Michelle Malkin Says"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 10:16 am PT...
I'm having trouble believing that the elaborate duct taping of mouth, carving FED onto chest, and hanging one self, by this poor Sparkman fellow was self inflicted. Anyone else think that? Do we trust even government "intelligence" agencies after the devolution of this country, compliments of the GWB admininstration's "alterations" of our country's laws, and institutions turned into RNC/corporate operatives? Seriously, the fishy aroma coming from the story of "suicide"! ???
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 1:39 pm PT...
The word "FED" was written on his chest in ink, not carved into it.
There is the possibility that he wanted to make his suicide look like a murder so that his heirs could collect life insurance money.
His lymphoma was reportedly under control, but that doesn't mean "gone" and there's plenty of reason to believe he didn't want to stick around for that party.
So many people have been murdered by maniacs, and suicided by corrupt power movers, and so many insurance companies have used their power to screw policy holders, there just isn't really any way for us to tell for sure what happened in any of these cases anymore.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:04 pm PT...
I still want to know, in this day and age of getting rejected for insurance for having a pimple 3 decades ago, a guy with cancer was able to get TWO $600,000.00 life insurance policies. I'd like to know the name of that life insurance company. My wife had cancer, and has been cancer-free for more than 5 years, and we cannot get life insurance. "Pre-existing condition". How did he get two huge life insurance policies? Forget about the suicide or not, the left/right thing, how did he get those life insurance policies?
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:11 pm PT...
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said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:19 pm PT...
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:23 pm PT...
From Facebook, if I click on NewsFeed, I see the link to this story listed along with others. If I then click on the link to "Bradblog", it goes to the bradblog facebook page (correctly), but if I try to go straight to this article, it just closes the NewsFeed view and puts me back at looking at Status Updates (and that's wrong.) I notice that other links that work correctly don't show a clean URL like yours does. you seem to be lacking the intial "Facebook.comSLASHlDOTphp?u=blahblahblah" stuff.
If, however, I go to your facebook page, and then find the story link there and click on it, that works ok. So anyway, I think you have some things to fix to support use via facebook.
For the love of truth,
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:28 pm PT...
LOL, the wingers are so terrified that their hate filled chickens are going to come home to roost that any excuse to distance themselves (by shifting blame) from their own rhetoric is pounced upon. What craven losers they are.
Thank you Brad for your site and the exemplary quality of your reporting and guest bloggers.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:28 pm PT...
Brad's conclusion and response for being classless and wrong in his assumptions:
"My god, has she and her friends made this world an ugly, and dangerous one in which to live."
Keep up the usual work, Brad!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 3:34 pm PT...
Malkin's new fear: Government will control newspapers
It's not every day that you hear conservatives voice concern about the free press.
I always thought she was admitting the newspapers aren't "liberal", by voicing concern over the government bailing them out. I thought they already spoke for the government, Michelle! So, why would you be against the government bailing them out? Nice she was showing concern for the "liberal" media, huh? Of course, she didn't make any sense at all.
If the press was "liberal", as she continually repeats over and over and over, why was she concerned about them? So, apparently they aren't liberal...according to Michelle Malkin II. Michelle Malkin I thinks they are.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 4:31 pm PT...
maybe when michelle apologizes for accusing john kerry of shooting himself yoiu should consider a retraction
there is nothing more repulsive than malkin
well maybe laura ingraham
or sarah palin
or ann coulter
or .... oh it goes on forever
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 5:06 pm PT...
For the reality-based genius in comment #10:
Malkin never said Kerry shot himself. She said there were questions based on a book about whether or not he was inadvertently hit by shrapnel from his own grenade. She never took a side as to what actually occurred.
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 5:10 pm PT...
Speaking of which, Cam. Did I "take a side as to what actually occurred" in the Sparkman case? If not, then why would a retraction be due as you seem to indicate in your comment #8 describing me as "classless and wrong".
On what was I wrong? And how many standards ya got there, chief?
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 5:11 pm PT...
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 5:31 pm PT...
Sure, Brad. You really covered your tracks with all those "wait for more details" lines. Course, your blog post also included this:
With all of that in mind, however, it's admittedly damned difficult not to look back at the kind of wildly-irresponsible and inflammatory rhetoric being slung casually across the airwaves to millions of viewers and listeners every day by folks like Bachmann, Beck, O'Reilly, Hannity, Limbaugh, and all the rest, without pondering questions such as: "What the hell are these people thinking?" and "Do they not realize that people are actually out there paying attention to what they have to say?"
We've long suggested on these pages that it would be remarkable if the rightwing Summer of Teabagging didn't eventually result in somebody's death.
If the killer or killers are ever found, anybody here want to bet that they are found to be avid fans of wingnut media?
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 6:08 pm PT...
I really don't buy the story that the census worker was murdered. I live in a backwater, shithole kind of area, similar to the one in which he was found in many respects. I know what passes for "justice" in such places.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 7:15 pm PT...
In the original article about Bill Sparkman's death, weren't there eye witnesses that found him who said his eyes were duct taped shut? that directly contradicts what the 'authoritites' are now saying, which is that he had taped his glasses on so he could see what he was doing.
Something doesn't pass the smell test.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 8:06 pm PT...
Michelle Malkin does not spew hate. Maichelle malkin exposes hate. Her book "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild" spells it out like no other book. And it is so amazing to watch lefty smear-mongers try to backpedal away from the Sparkman story.
Even now, some of the commenters don't believe the investigation results. What an insane asylum.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 9:21 pm PT...
Shut up Damail. Michelle Malkin is certifiable.
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 11/25/2009 @ 10:09 pm PT...
I don't like having to remind you that a certain minimal level of decorum is expected around here. Personal attacks and things like "shut up" or "you don't belong here"... those sorts of things we want to steer away from to the greatest extent possible.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would temper your rebuttals and rebukes when your sensibilities are offended.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 1:13 am PT...
Amazing how after you do try to blame the right for this death, and how you kept it going you now can say o'h well we were just reporting all sides. You did not wait to see the investigation you made your decision in advance and now don't believe the investigation. It's funny it's right wing nuts but when the left were doing films showing Bush assinated and shoving Cindy Sheehan down our throats every summer she wasn't a nut but the teabaggers as you so snidley and crudely call them are nuts??? FOx shows and conservative books are blowing doors on all left wingnuts but somehow you refuse to see it, may your blog and the main stream media go down in flames.
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 5:23 am PT...
Let's not forget the atmosphere that the Right has fostered and manipulates in this country...
Shall we be reminded of the right wings nuts who actually have committed murder ?
Is it that far a leap to suspect the census worker's death was murder ?
Are we supposed to overlook the violent imagery and insinuations the right uses to "fire up it's base" ?
I think to the Universalists Unitarian church murders in Tennesee, done by a whack job who was inspired by the direct words of Bernie Goldberg's "100 people who are screwing up America", to right wing talk radio slyly insinuating Obama isn't American and alluding threats to his life....should we ignore all the right wing violence that has occured already ?
Is it really that big a leap to surmise that the census worker's death was the work of "government hating righties" ?
It seemed to be a logical consideration.
Ya' think ?
You quote Brad in comment #8 as saying...
"My god, has she and her friends made this world an ugly, and dangerous one in which to live."
That my friend is a spot on assesment by Brad of the atmosphere in this country today. It's hateful and ugly....your kneejerk defense of the hateful and ugly isn't patriotic or noble...it makes you simply complicit. You may not like the left's stances or views; fine.
But it seems the right's attitude that "we're gonna get our way or there will be trouble" is just as divisive and harmful to the nation as a whole. You running to the defense of the likes of Malkin, Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh and Coulter is intellectually weak...and it makes you seem simply reactionary.
Sure there is free speech...but free speech should be tempered with decency and the truth. You my friend are defending liars whose only concern is their next multi-millionare dollar contract. You're like a right wing pundit groupie.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 5:56 am PT...
My god, has she and her friends made this world an ugly, and dangerous one in which to live.
The level of self-righteous indignation is boundless. You've outdone yourself!
Ah, if only we could all be as infallible as Mr. Friedman, who would never let a fact get in the way of his religious zeal for liberalism.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 6:03 am PT...
Malkin, along with Coulter et al, are most likely Government stooges trying to ferret out the hate mongers. They stir the pot and then squeal out the perpetrators.
We already know Ann (with the FBI boyfriend) is. Notice when her jaw was wired shut there was not a peep of what happened to her...oh yeah, she fell...that was it.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 6:23 am PT...
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 7:38 am PT...
In reading the comments from our right wing friends...It's apparent they want to conflate many unrelated points into this story.
Some seem to be aggravated with Brad personally (see Gunther @22) What Gunther calls "self-rightous indignation" is actually just righteous indignation...Gunther doesn't seems to know what "self-righteousness" actually means.
Righteous folks on the Left and the Right are offended and appalled at the rhetoric coming from the likes of Malkin. It makes me wonder why you single out this blog for the *self-righteous* smear.
Frank Schaeffer, a former evangelical right winger posts articles here. Mr. Schaeffer says some of the same type things as Brad. Would you call Mr. Schaeffer *self righteous* ? Maybe you should read some other articles here before you psycho-analyze someone's motives. Have you read Pat Buchanan's "Where the Right went Wrong" ? I have...would you call Mr. Buchanan *self-righteous*...hell for that matter isn't your critizism of Brad's self righteousness; self righteous on your part ?
I ask you Mr. Gunther when does one stand up to venal lies and hate without being self righteous ? Aren't the extreme right wingers who "want their country back" being extremely self righteous...as in their view of America is the only one that matters ? I mean come on...a large majority of Americans voted for President Obama, but these right wingers are under the foolish assumption that someone took their country away. That my friend is self righteous to the nth degree.
Or is that anyone that has a point of view that doesn't match yours, is just bring self righteous and that's how you nullify their position ...
Is that what helps you sleep at night ?
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 7:41 am PT...
Why did "the right" in the first place, say "the left" said Sparkman was killed? EVERYONE thought that! Not "the left"! They find a guy hanging with "FED" on him, and "the left" said he was killed??? That's a point no one is making here.
When did this start: when a person gets killed, we break it down into "the left" said he got killed???
The COPS said he got killed!!!!!!! Now they're saying something different.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 7:53 am PT...
Here's an irony about Michelle Malkin: there's a racist element on the right (don't even argue about it!), and Michelle Malkin looks oriental. If Michelle Malkin were on the left, the racists on the right would be attacking her not for being a liar and writing like a 2nd grader, they'd be calling her a "gook", a word John McCain loves to use.
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 8:04 am PT...
You gotta love it....
If you Google Michelle Malkin; Brad's article is the first return...it's even ahead of Malkin's own website.
it's just providential...serendipitous even...
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 8:27 am PT...
This should get about 50 million people angry about Michelle Malkin:
Michelle Malkin (like Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the "right") against extending unemployment benefits:
Is there anything Michelle Malkin is FOR, that's good for 99% of Americans besides herself?
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 9:48 am PT...
Michelle deserves credit for her extensive coverage of the Sibel. Edmonds scandal. When she called Bill O'Reilly shortsighted regarding his charges against Edmonds that she was duped by a CIA Mossad countersting op designed to embarrass the FBI thus leaving evidence of complicity in the 9/11 caper out of the mainstream media. Or the time she called Sean Hannity intellectually blocked for his statment that homosexual trysts that lead to political favortism shouldn't be considered real news as it happens all the time. Her finest moment must have to be the dust up with Beck over his assertions that Edmonds was fired because as woman she naturally suffered from a limited cranial capacity. Malkin nailed him with the old "takes one to know one eh Glenn?"
So give her some credit for standing up to the arrogance and ignorance exibited by her cohorts.
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 10:02 am PT...
"The Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London, with the assistance of the FBI, the U.S. Forest Service, the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Clay County Coroner’s Office, has concluded the investigation into the death of William E. Sparkman, Jr.
The investigation, based upon evidence and witness testimony, has concluded that Mr. Sparkman died during an intentional, self-inflicted act..."
Srsly, change the County law enforcement agency names and you can paste this statement on any number of "suicides" that are in manner or timing so suspicious as to give rise to, IMO, a well placed skepticism that the rulings are little more than politically expedience.
If it was suicide there is no need for an investigation to determine if it was a drug-related killing or part of a series of killings attributable to right wing ideology and the people stoking and manipulating the most violent elements of it. Look where the trail went in the death of Dr. Tiller, right into the major and mainstream anti-abortion movement but nothing seems to have come of it either.
The "suicide" ruling covers a whole range of deaths that seem to be happy coincidences for powerful and corrupt persons and institutions.
The acceptance of this ruling on it's face is unwise to the point of being silly. The faster hate-mongering people like Malkin jump on the bandwagon the more suspicious I become of the truth of the ruling. No apology or retraction for Michelle.
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 1:00 pm PT...
Tunga - Huh?! I can only presume you're being ironic in you comments concerning Malkin's endorsement of Sibel Edmonds (short of any actual URL's to support the suggestion).
But since others may not know that you are, I'm fairly certain, being ironic there, I think it may be wise if I point out that you are wholly and completely kidding about same.
(Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong about any of those assertions! I try to keep up with as much as possible, but can't possibly follow everything!)
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 1:40 pm PT...
If you Google Michelle Malkin; Brad's article is the first return...it's even ahead of Malkin's own website.
Oh, my sweet, dirty...Turkey Giblets - you're right!! Brad - you're Michelle's Malkin's #1 highest rated search engine whack!
How does that happen, BH? Is that return based on the average number of hits, or is it the most recent posing date what drives it to the top?
Wowweee!~ What incredible power, Brad has, now. (And it's about goddamned time.) Brad, if the above is true, that should help to bump your revenue, right? Show your sponsors just how many eyeballs you can drive? Rejoice Bradbloggers!
We've finally been made!
Never ever thought I'd say it, but today I'm grateful for Michelle Malkin's rabid, derisive fan base...
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
said on 11/26/2009 @ 1:46 pm PT...
Big Dan - you're absolutely right. In fact, you're comments above make me snicker, pick n' grin (self righteously) with your point re: Sparkman's health insurance payola. A good question I'd like an answer to.
I think you've found the most compelling nugget of evidence to foot that this case is odd enough to deserve some kind of independent investigation - tho' (pitying sigh and downcast eyes) don't believe in those much anymore, either. Still, from what we know about Clay County, even the practical appearance of a charade of an independent investigation might yield some kind of marginally pertinent information return...some mini-justice.
And TehhehHEEE! Yes, the ludicrous assertion that "the left" was the only one claiming Sparkman's death was murder. I guess now any information that isn't from Fox News is now officially defined as "the left". While I knew that in theory, it's both amusing and terrifying to see it verified in this (and so many other) threads.
What a knee-slapping, gag-a minute, horror flick this all is.
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 6:31 am PT...
COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 8:41 am PT...
It has become increasingly difficult to ascertain how much of the crap spilling from the mouths of Reich-wing propagandists like Malkin, Limbaugh & Beck is the product of deliberate deception and how much arises unconsciously as a matter of psychological projection onto the perceived "Left" that the Reich-wing has been programmed to despise by those of the "Right" who have grown so accustomed to operating within an Orwellian, fact-free environment.
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 10:56 am PT...
"Shut up, Damail" - Soul Rebel
No. I won't. The truth will get out.
"...there's a racist element on the right (don't even argue about it)..."
Don't even try to shut down that debate. The reverse racism and hate-belching that comes from the radical left (particularly when it involves any non-white conservative) is palpable. And the anti-semitism is even worse.
"...the racists on the right ...would be calling her a gook..."
The left-wing hate spewers call her a gook. They also call her a c###.
COMMENT #38 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 2:16 pm PT...
The left-wing hate spewers call her a gook.
Care to provide us with a link to an instance, even one instance, in which someone you identify as "left-wing" referred to Michelle Malkin as a "gook," or did you just make that one up from whole cloth?
COMMENT #39 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 3:29 pm PT...
Michelle Malkin documents that in her book, "Unhinged". Actually, they called her "one sick gook". Go to the library and check it out.
Also, the commenters over at Newshounds have called her "a fish-eating tw**" and "the love child of an opium whore from Manila and a sphylistic ape".
COMMENT #40 [Permalink]
Jon in Iowa
said on 11/27/2009 @ 5:41 pm PT...
Am I the only one who finds humor in the timing of Malkin's balkin'? Was she demanding retractions when these things were written (and was she including herself among the hate-mongers on the pointy ends of fingers)? Or was she hedging her bets and holding her breath?
It's almost as though she was able to connect the same dots the rest of us were--and which, it turns out, the suicide deliberately set out. Now that the investigators have connected all their own dots ("Look, Mommy! It's not a murdered man after all!"), Malkin has confused guiltlessness with vindication. So she's blaming the people she always blames, this time for . . . um . . . accepting the obvious narrative, rather than examining for herself why that narrative was so obvious.
COMMENT #41 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 10:59 pm PT...
The link Ernest asked you to provide notforthcoming, I googled it myself and found the excerpt you're referring to from Malkin's book. (Wasn't that hard, considering the chapter is entitled "One Sick Gook".)
First, the slur she's whining about was a sample of her HATE MAIL (which I'm sure she get's a lot of thanks to the boomerang zing of natural law)- But Damail, her account offers no citation whatsoever that this disturbed individual was from the "Left" --- she doesn't even give us so much as a bad username to source. I guess we're just expected to take her at her word, like you do, without merit.
I can't. I won't. I base that decision on her too oft televised, inescapable track-record of being wrong and mean and mean and then wrong some more. A lot. Sorry, that's just how I roll.
Nice try, though.
Second: You can't compare hate mail from one or two clearly disturbed individuals to the angry, misinformed, incitement of a whole group of angry misinformed individuals by a nationally televised pundit using our public airwaves. That's like comparing (bad) apples and demagoguery oranges. It's a massive whale scale of difference between one lone stupid and the massive megaphoning of mendacity as a means to drive the fearful masses, as Malkin does every single time she opens her lie-hole. To people who love guns.
(Liberals, as much as you like to rail against them for all things anti-Damail, typically do not brandish firearms at their organic gardening / earth-seed, New Moon gatherings.)
Three: Since when is she such a wallflowering waif? The hyper-hick-hyperbole that comes outta her mouth makes the hate mail she's citing seem like a a sweet, June roll in the hay. How come she can dish it out, but can't take it? She needs to grow some bigger swings.
All that said, I'm sure a fun slur like "gook" has been used by racists from all across the political spectrum. You can go to the library and check it out.
COMMENT #42 [Permalink]
said on 11/27/2009 @ 11:24 pm PT...
Oh, here's Damails link:
Sure, the "you are one sick gook" part of the comment is racist, but Damail didn't mention the second half: "Get a life, wax bean!"
...not half bad.
COMMENT #43 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 6:33 am PT...
I highly doubt Damail heard you...but I did.
Yours was a very good retort/comment. Too bad it's lost on Damail.
Good job anyway...
COMMENT #44 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 10:21 am PT...
"Yours was a very good retort/comment..."
Hogwash. That comment was nothing more than whitewash mixed in with denial and hypocrisy. The absolute refusal to admit that there is a toxic amount of hate emanating from the radical left destroys your credibility. (Notice, I didn't say "liberals", I said "the radical left". There is a difference.)
"One or two clearly disturbed individuals", you say?
And don't forget that her book "Unhinged" documents this lefty hatred in stark, overwhelming terms.
COMMENT #45 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 12:08 pm PT...
Hey, now! Hey, now! I'm a radical lefty and I'm the only one on your side, Damail! This tribal hatefest stuff isn't coming from the radicals. In fact, the people who are doing it consider themselves to be paragons of tolerance and moderation.
COMMENT #46 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 12:19 pm PT...
The absolute refusal to admit that there is a toxic amount of hate emanating from the radical left destroys your credibility.
A) I didn't deny that - tho' you STILL don't reference even one notable, linkable, verifiable example. In fact, I wrote (crazy that you need reminding as it's just two thumb scrolls upthread):
"All that said, I'm sure a fun slur like "gook" has been used by racists from all across the political spectrum. You can go to the library and check it out.
Damail, you need a thorough de-Foxification. You don't retain information from millisecond to nano. Were your reading / comprehension skills always this wee? Or is it that you've been given a full frontal FOX-o-lobotomy?
COMMENT #47 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 12:32 pm PT...
B) You continue to nonsense-maim us with:
"And don't forget that her book "Unhinged" documents this lefty hatred in stark, overwhelming terms."
Yes. Well, largely because of your lame, unverified, parroting of misleading propaganda post(s) last night, I actually wasted several minutes of my life last night scanning that unsourced, unprofessional "hogwash-whitewash" propaganda you keep sending up by Malkin.
And as for deniability and avoidiance: you did not address my larger point: That whole chapter entitled "ONE SICK GOOK" (and some others) is just her publishing all of the nasty, ANONYMOUS comments she gets from the INTERNET, Damail!
I can do the same right now from my YOUTUBE CHANNEL and claim their all right-wing radicals. Is THAT compelling enough for you to take my word for it - that I'm being attacked by a rabid group of right-wingers? Somehow I don't guess that it is.
But maybe I'm wrong about you. How would I know since you never engage in any real debates / exchanges based on verified facts. Seems to be beyond you. You just show up / rant/ spout your taking points, insult us, and then shut down. You dissapear completely on threads about FOX's distortions and lies - as do all your FOX-aholic, fire breathing brethren.
I hope it is of some comfort to you that you are not alone. It is of little comfort to me.
COMMENT #48 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 12:57 pm PT...
Hey, Damail ~ here's an excerpt from my upcoming book "One Sick Half-Kyke: or How I'm Not even a Public Personality (yet) and I'm STILL Getting Unfairly Attacked Online by Radical, Right-Wing McCarthyism Types!" I think you'll like it enough to buy it and quote it all over the internet as a way to avoid real debate:
"I do not cheer for the elimination of his (Van Jones') voice, rather it has no place inside an Administration of this United States due to his radical communist views. He can spout his views outside the government all he wants. The United States is a representative democratic republic, not a communist regime. Nice try with the 'McCarthyism' bit, but we all know that this out of control government is the real enemy, as was McCarthy, as are you."
gyoungers (1 month ago) YOUTUBE
I've even one-upped your 'free-wheeling, not-so into-facts, make-up-numbers-to-inflate-your-support' Michelle Malkin, and sourced the info so you can see for yourself it's a direct quote. Even if I haven't "confirmed" for you that the assbag in question really is a 'Radical, Right-Wing McCarthyism Type'. I'm sure you'll run right out and make it a best seller. Do you see, my little wax bean?
Eh, but why mince nuances? BlueHawk is right. You won't respond to this either. (I DO wish you'd answer 99's comment, above, just for good measure. Your distinction between the "radical left" (99) vs. your perception of liberals (notwithstanding my silly joke about). You do sling the word "liberal" around here a LOT as the source of your (FOX inspired)ire - even though now you backpeddle to "radical left" as side-step. So, please, feel free to once again not respond to me at all, and focus on reply to 99.
I'll look forward to it with ant-acid in hand.
COMMENT #49 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 1:27 pm PT...
Ah. 99 must've just fixed your hotlink to your supporting article (I didn't hit the dead one before because I'm tired of doing your work for you in response to your non-responsiveness) but hooray, Damail~! An actual link to something almost like a real story. That, at least, is a step in the right direction.)
But Damail, who is ZOMBLOG? I don't know who writes this blog, who supports them /him, what their agenda might be in writing it, what their level of education on the matter may be...this blog you're linking to is just another, random blog that may or may not have real info to support your position.
Next - it doesn't have any hard statistics re: death threats made to Bush that I can attempt to verify. ??? PLUS what little real information it DOES have is limited with qualifiers and disclaimers like the following:
"Yet for reasons that are not entirely clear, none of those Bush-threateners at protests was ever arrested, questioned, or investigated (at least as far as I could tell).
..."Bush-threateneres?" "As far as (who) could tell"?!? Is THIS your idea of journalism, Damail? If so, no wonder we can't ever find common ground for discourse.
The author of your source goes on to offer "dozens of examples" of such threats Wow! DOZENS of random crazy leftist radicals all without their own talk show? DOZENS in contrast to the hundreds of video clips I could pull up right now showing Michelle Malkin's at her worst?
Damail, you're all wet again.
COMMENT #50 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 2:42 pm PT...
Help me out here, please. I can't figure out if I should refer to liberals as Hutu and conservatives as Tutsi, or conservatives as Hutu and liberals as Tutsi... or does it matter?
COMMENT #51 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 3:36 pm PT...
I think Zombietime is a right-leaning site, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I remember it particularly for being the place where I found the first solid evidence that Obama's blather about being supported by millions of small donations, not by the wealthy and powerful, was an outright lie. There were other places, other forces that made him have to amend his boasts so as to be less lie-like, but this was the first one I saw.
Whoever owns the site goes to all the events and demonstrations and chronicles them with his/her camera. So, whatever the bias is, there's usually a fairly unblinking mix of actual images from which one might come to one's own conclusions.
Great collection of images of protest signs. Some hum-dingers.
I don't know if it applies, strictly speaking, but I personally heard many liberals either stating they wished Bush would be assassinated, or that they couldn't believe he had not been assassinated. And, since Obama is continuing most of, and maybe all of, what we hated the most about the Bush regime, I guess it's really only our president's race [or would it be his articulateness, his charm, his ability to ignore the Constitution in such a smoothly much less ingenuous way?] that's keeping those same people from saying the same thing now, right?
Right, Hutsis and Tutus?
COMMENT #52 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 6:33 pm PT...
Personally I never heard any lefty surmise or ponder Bush's assasination. I did hear a lot of speculation of Bush's impeachment, criminal conviction and legal execution....
I kid, I kid...but come on 99...the left did not engage in the violent rheotoric we're hearing now...even in Bush's darkest days. He was however called many, many imaginative dirty epithets...but hey that's life in the public eye...
Your Tutsis and Hutus analogy does however resonate...I'm willing to lay down my verbal armor against the right...but dammit their lies infuriate me.
COMMENT #53 [Permalink]
said on 11/28/2009 @ 6:57 pm PT...
Wow. Maybe it's just Northern California. Bank tellers and grocery clerks would say it. My hopelessly Rotarian mother said it a few times. People would mention how they kept hoping to see a little red hole appear on Dubya's forehead during his "speeches".... Some of them I know are liberals and others are conservatives and others indeterminate. I heard it a lot.
The right's lies infuriate me, too, for all of us, left and right, but there's a lot about the left that infuriates the right, too, and there's almost always kernels of truth we're too fucking vain and addicted to blind condemnation to admit. There is plenty of real suffering and struggling to go around, and to fuel this tribal hatefest right into the zone where we, on whichever side, cease caring who it kills.
The only thing certain is that it's not only not going to kill the real culprits: It's going to make them richer and stronger. We're committing mass suicide, taking out our fury, picking on people more our own size, instead of directing our ire at the culprits, instead of SOLVING the problems.
COMMENT #54 [Permalink]
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
said on 11/29/2009 @ 2:15 pm PT...
I billed Malkin for using my graphic. She took it down, immediately, but I told her she still has to pay.
COMMENT #55 [Permalink]
said on 11/29/2009 @ 6:16 pm PT...
"But Damail, who is Zomblog? I don't know who writes this blog..."
The pictures speak for themselves.
"You're all wet again..."
Only when I'm taking a shower.
COMMENT #56 [Permalink]
said on 11/29/2009 @ 9:35 pm PT...
Wow, all that writing just to lie about Michelle? Dude you need a girlfriend.
COMMENT #57 [Permalink]
said on 11/30/2009 @ 10:12 am PT...
Didn't feel like addressing any of my points, huh?
COMMENT #58 [Permalink]
said on 11/30/2009 @ 7:51 pm PT...
Malkin wants a retraction! This coming the week after she smeared U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette as an ignoramus and a bigot.
Check it out:
No retraction worth the name came from Malkin when the usual fog of fury was lifted and the facts became clear, of course.
COMMENT #59 [Permalink]
said on 12/1/2009 @ 7:13 am PT...
Get real man. You're the king of deflection and conflating.
I could surf the net and find pics of anything I want to if needed. The point you're tap dancing around is that the tone and atmosphere around President Obama is venal to the extreme. Bush was in office 8 years...he's did some dastardly things.
Obama has been in office 10 months and things have been loony tunes and blood lust from the right every single day.
You using a Michelle Malkin thread where Malkin calls for Brad to "retract" something he never said was true, and at the same time saying leftists are as violent as the right has proven to be.
That's priceless my friend. I see your comments here on a lot of Brad's pieces. You're a devout follower of Brad it seems. You seem to be thoroughly indoctrinated with the right's propaganda....you're a well trained operative.
One would believe that you feel that Bush's years were spring time in America....and that Malkin, Limbaugh, Hannity and Beck speak unfettered truth.
That Damail is why you're not taken seriously by those that comment here. You don't offer cogent arguments or discussion...you only offer regurgitated right wing lunacy. The left isn't your enemy Mr. Damail...the enemy are those that defend the Banks, Wall Street and the Military industrial complex...those that would defend the status quo in these times are either blind, stupid or complicit.
If this were the American revolutionary war Damail...you would be a British loyalist.