Jul
7

It’s True, Michelle! I Love Terror!




Posted at 19:29 by Brad

Another classic Malkin trick: quoting commentors at the Democratic Underground and the Daily Kos to prove that the left loves terrorism.

Here is one of the comments she posts to prove that Democrats are weak on terror:

My condolences to the people of Britain, this madman of ours is fucking up the entire world.

But uh-oh! Look at what the comment directly below it says:

Let’s not get hysterical about Bush’s role in this. I think al Qaeda and their ilk would be hitting us again just like this regardless of what we had done. They aren’t attacking us because Republicans are in office here and they didn’t attack us on 9/11 because Republicans were in office then.

When will the shameless douchebaggery cease?

Incidentally, here’s a statement from someone who is actually representative of the Democratic Party, John Kerry:

We must reaffirm that cold blooded killers will not for a moment stop the critical work of the G-8 nations in showing the world the strength of our shared values and our commitment to ending poverty around the globe.

And if Kerry isn’t left-wing enough for ya, here’s London’s mayor, “Red Ken” Livingstone (via Max Sawicky):

I want to say one thing, specifically to the world today ? this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful, it was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary, working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian … young and old ? that isn’t an ideology, it isn’t even a perverted fate, it is an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder.

But yeah, it’s much more fun to search message boards for kooky comments than to do actual research.

Michelle also links to SZ’s best friend, Debbie Schlussel. Writes Debbie:

My friends at America’s premier self-anointed Arab leadership group, the ADC (American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee–note that American is just an adjective), have “condemned” the bombings, this morning, in London. Strange that ADC sent out a quick e-mail that contains some curious statements “strongly condemning” the attacks, yet at the time of this post, ADC’s rudimentary website features no such condemnation. Instead, there are calls to oppose the tools to fight terror–the Patriot Act and stemming illegal immigration.

Hm. That’s interesting:

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is horrified by the series of bombings that rocked London’s public transportation earlier today. At this time, it is being reported that there are 2 fatalities and more than 200 casualties.

We await Debbie’s correction.

UPDATE: Debbie kinda, sorta corrects. (But she still thinks they’re terrorists.)

36 Comments »

  1. Yosef said,

    July 7, 2005 at 20:25

    ADC American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

    Is it just me, or are there some letters missing from that?

  2. Greg said,

    July 7, 2005 at 20:26

    What an amoral sow. As if the day isn’t bad enough.

  3. Jim said,

    July 7, 2005 at 20:27

    Sadly, the toll is up to 30 dead and over 700 injured.

  4. Anne said,

    July 7, 2005 at 21:25

    American is just an adjective

    And… how would she prefer it to be written? I’m honestly puzzled.

    Or is she saying that anyone using “American” as an adjective rather than a noun hates America?

    And if all Muslims are somehow secretly aware of and responsible for any acts by other Muslims, wouldn’t the same standard hold for Christians?

  5. Brad R. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 21:29

    And if all Muslims are somehow secretly aware of and responsible for any acts by other Muslims, wouldn’t the same standard hold for Christians?

    Yes, unless all Christians condemn Fred Phelps for picketing the funerals of homosexuals and dead soldiers, they’re all in favor of it.

  6. Geek, Esq. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 21:57

    Time for another Ward Churchill sighting from the wingnutosphere.

    Why don’t left of center bloggers dig up Freeper and LGF comments and publicize them more vigorously?

  7. Brad R. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:03

    Why don’t left of center bloggers dig up Freeper and LGF comments and publicize them more vigorously?

    Because we have standards?

  8. Warren Peace said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:04

    [i]Why don’t left of center bloggers dig up Freeper and LGF comments and publicize them more vigorously?[/i]

    Because most of those comments would expose the lunatic left for what they are. The left/democrats/liberals exist on lies and would be the last people to post comments that shed light on their anti-American goals and ideas.

  9. Brad R. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:14

    Because most of those comments would expose the lunatic left for what they are. The left/democrats/liberals exist on lies and would be the last people to post comments that shed light on their anti-American goals and ideas.

    Yes, all those posts about Kofi Annan’s black helicopters sure have us freeeeeeeaking out.

  10. Geek, Esq. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:18

    Warren Peace:

    So, you wouldn’t mind if we ascribed the views and mentality of the posters on this thread:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=14263_How_to_Interrogate_Terrorists

    to Republicans and conservatives in general?

  11. Bikerdad said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:54

    First, what part of “yet at the time of this post” is confusing? Now, its a pretty weak ding on her part, given that composing and sending an e-mail is a lot quicker (for most folks) than redoing a web page. Had ya taken her to task for THAT, you might have some intellectual credibility. Instead, you fault her for making a statement that is [b]erroneous[/b] even though she clearly fixed it at a specific point in time when it was true. As Bugs would say, “what a maroon.”

    Second, Red Ken’s statement is patently absurd. It [b]was not[/b] “an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder”, as even his own words reveal. It was targeted at [b]Londoners[/b], not Parisians, not Angelinos, not Berliners. It [b]was[/b] aimed at, from the perspective of those who are claiming credit, “the mighty and powerful”, aka the British people. It was aimed at [b]civilians[/b], not the Royal Navy or RAF, nor the government. There was nothing indiscriminate about it.

    Last, Kerry’s demonstrated once again how his utter cluelessness. “Ending poverty around the globe”? You’ve got coordinated, mass terror attacks against the capital city of a nuclear armed nation, and he’s blathering about “poverty?” Any further discussion of poverty by the Brits and Americans at G8 is going to be mere window dressing.

  12. pgl said,

    July 7, 2005 at 22:57

    MM is taking cherry picked quotes from the comments box? I wonder if she’s going to start looking at the Angrybear comment box. Maybe she’ll make us all look STUPID by quoting Patrick Sullivan’s attempted defenses of Bush’s economic record. Wait a second, MM probably agrees with much of what Patrick writes – as it often seems to be C&P’d from a Lawrence Kudlow rant.

  13. Bill S said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:01

    Don’t feed the troll, boys and girls. Starve the trolls! STARVE THEM!

  14. verplanck colvin said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:01

    hey bikerdad, ever think that giving people something to live for (e.g. good jobs, health care, etc.) may make strapping explosives to their bodies look a bit less attractive? Killing A-rabs alone isn’t going to end the “war on terra”. It requires a change in mindset, and that doesn’t genuinely occur when someone is pointing a gun at your head.

  15. Brad R. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:02

    First, what part of “yet at the time of this post” is confusing? Now, its a pretty weak ding on her part, given that composing and sending an e-mail is a lot quicker (for most folks) than redoing a web page. Had ya taken her to task for THAT, you might have some intellectual credibility.

    Debbie could have clearly modified her post after it was *quite* clear that the ADC *had* posted its comments on its website. That would have been the, you know, honest thing to do.

    Last, Kerry’s demonstrated once again how his utter cluelessness. “Ending poverty around the globe”? You’ve got coordinated, mass terror attacks against the capital city of a nuclear armed nation, and he’s blathering about “poverty?”

    Kerry’s remarks are perfectly legitimate- the terror attacks were timed to coincide with the G8 meeting. Kerry never said that ending poverty would end terrorism- he said that it was important work and that leaders of the G8 shouldn’t be intimidated by mass-murdering thugs.

  16. Gavin M. said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:03

    Hey Bikerdad,

    I think tomorrow it might be fun to debate about this, and you’re welcome back then. But today, while they’re still tallying the casualties, I have to admit that I’m extremely short of patience for people who turn acts of terrorism into political haymaking.

    In short — and I’m aware I’m losing my temper at this moment — “Red Ken” has a very important job to do today just as Giuliani did several years ago, and it would behoove certain people to STFU about how his word choices do or do not prove that he is IN SYMPATHY WITH THE TERRORISTS, YOU MONSTROUS FREAK.

    Is that clear?

  17. vaara said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:14

    Another mental midget weighs in.

    Holy fuck.

  18. Rhymes With Right said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:43

    When will the shameless douchebaggery cease?

    Probably when the Democrats denounce the douchebags in their midst who provide moral support to the terrorists — folks like Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Howard Dean and the like. Until that time, it will be acceptable on left-wing oriented sites to trash the president, trash the country, and proclaim that the US and its allies deserve to be attacked by seventh-century wannabes whose first actions in power would be to suppress the very freedoms that the Left claims have been taken from them by the GOP.

  19. tigrismus said,

    July 7, 2005 at 23:50

    Bikerdad, I’ll only remark on the first part of your post: she questions their sincerity for not updating their website in a timely fashion, but her own false and pointless remarks are still there on her site.

  20. Brad R. said,

    July 8, 2005 at 0:01

    Until that time, it will be acceptable on left-wing oriented sites to trash the president, trash the country, and proclaim that the US and its allies deserve to be attacked by seventh-century wannabes

    Because trashing the president is the same as saying America deserves to be attacked. Get outta here, ya maniac!

  21. Pinko Punko said,

    July 8, 2005 at 0:07

    Douchebaggery can never cease, because a douchebag is as a douchebag does. The best part is the let’s call it “Douchey-logic” =”if I can contrain an argument somehow in my that appears to make sense under a series of increasingly douchey assumptions, my conclusions become true, reagardless of what my eyes and ears tell me.”

    SFTU, douches, and get back to your side of the swamp. This is not a day for your contortions of douchery.

  22. Cameron said,

    July 8, 2005 at 0:11

    Please be specific: what exactly constitutes moral support to terrorists?

  23. Vladi G said,

    July 8, 2005 at 0:53

    Until that time, it will be acceptable on left-wing oriented sites to trash the president, trash the country, and proclaim that the US and its allies deserve to be attacked by seventh-century wannabes

    Good lord, wingnuts are stupid.

  24. Dymphna said,

    July 8, 2005 at 1:16

    Please be specific: what exactly constitutes moral support to terrorists?

    Well, Pinko, I think it’s very clear. Disagreeing with Republican policy on any issue is obviously SPECIAL LIBRUL CODE for “Terrorists, we totally support you and all of your actions.” And John Kerry’s recent reference to “ending poverty” is clearly a shout-out to al-Queda along the lines of “Hey there, anything you need, you got it.”

    I guess the other libruls neglected to give you the Democrat-speak decoder ring. I hear you can get them in special packages of Fruit Loops, though. Good luck!

  25. tigrismus said,

    July 8, 2005 at 1:42

    She’s corrected. Kind of.

  26. Edmund Schluessel said,

    July 8, 2005 at 2:56

    I’ve never checked for sure, but there’s a pretty high chance Debbie Schlussel is a second cousin of mine; there aren’t many Schluessel/Schlussels in the US and the alternate spelling probably comes from my grandfather’s brother.

    I apologize for my DNA.

  27. Bill S said,

    July 8, 2005 at 3:26

    Edmund, SHE’S the one who should apologize for give all Schlussels a bad name. Oh, and also for being both useless and evil at the same time.

  28. Jillian said,

    July 8, 2005 at 4:28

    Poor Debbie seems to have “caught” the quotation marks “contagion” from “Kaye” Grogan.

    Good Lord! “Now” I’ve got “it”! Is there no mercy in this world?

    I hope nobody’s put off by a touch of humor on such a bleak day. I live pretty close to NYC and know people who died in the WTC attack, so another attack on a metropolitan area is affecting me more strongly than I think it might have otherwise. I’ve been teary eyed a lot today, which is very out of character for me, and I’ve been looking for things to help me smile all day long. I’m really grateful for this site and its wonderful humor today because of that.

    Those poor, poor people in London…I hope terrible things like this stop happening soon.

  29. teh l4m3 said,

    July 8, 2005 at 7:25

    Cameron: one way to support terrorists might be to legitimize them by using their actions as a political truncheon with which to cow your fellow citizens, and to engage them in “war” as one would with another state, thereby putting them on the same moral and intellectual footing. One way of supporting them is to imply with your words and actions that they are a worthy foe — to lower yourself to their level.

    Oh, wait. Who are the traitors again?

  30. tigrismus said,

    July 8, 2005 at 15:39

    Far worse is Schlussel’s next post, in which she basically says Londoners deserved it.

  31. Crazynick said,

    July 8, 2005 at 19:46

    It’s nice to know that this humble website and other left-wing sites have the ability to trash the country and the president to the extent that certain groups, say, the Republican controlled government, cannot overpower it.

    Besides, if I really wanted to trash the country, I’d do something like cut taxes while increasing spending, try to cut one of the most successful government programs ever, and sow divisions between Americans by claiming that half of them hate the country. Not to mention start a war on false pretenses which seems to have the net result of being a huge recruiting poster for terrorists. But as it is, I just comment on Sadly, No! every once in a while.

  32. elemental said,

    July 8, 2005 at 21:41

    Instead, you fault her for making a statement that is [b]erroneous[/b] even though she clearly fixed it at a specific point in time when it was true. As Bugs would say, “what a maroon.”

    Amost as Maroonic as not knowing how to use HTML tags or the preview button.

    I’m sure someone has already mentioned it, but doesn’t sending an e-mail to it’s membership, who are probably mostly Arab Americans, sort of discredit her ‘lip-service’ theory?

    Really there should be a list of this and other condemnations for when (actually already happening) the wingnuts start whining about how Muslims never comdemn terror attacks.

  33. Bikerdad said,

    July 9, 2005 at 0:24

    HTML Tags? Silly me, I actually thought that there was sophisticated posting software in use here, the sort that accepts both “[]” and “>” brackets. Ah well, live and learn.

    I’m sure someone has already mentioned it, but doesn’t sending an e-mail to it’s membership,

    hmmm, had you read the prior comments, you’d note that nobody has mentioned it. Wonder why? Perhaps, maybe, just possibly, could be, this is why: “Yet, ADC claims in its e-mail press release:” While there are certainly those who would tend to agree with the contention that a press release by the ADC is “sending e-mail to its membership”, somehow, I don’t think even you are crazy enough to be advancing that notion on a site where its being argued that the Left is serious about fighting terrorism.

    Or are you?

  34. Cameron said,

    July 9, 2005 at 0:50

    In my youth, I once asked, “Please be specific: what exactly constitutes moral support to terrorists?” But the guy from rhymeswithright didn’t stick around to answer.

    Now, Bikerdad, I’m going to pose a similar request. Please, provide definitions of “terror” and “terrorist,” and describe what you mean when you say “fight terror.”

    Then we can see if there is something in your presentation that a) the Left should be doing but isn’t, or b) the Left considers strictly anathema.

    Without those clarifications, it seems that you just showed up here to pick a fight, and that’s awfully knavish.

  35. sj said,

    July 9, 2005 at 1:17

    “Red Ken’s statement is patently absurd. It [b]was not[/b] “an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder”, as even his own words reveal. It was targeted at [b]Londoners[/b], not Parisians, not Angelinos, not Berliners. It [b]was[/b] aimed at, from the perspective of those who are claiming credit, “the mighty and powerful”, aka the British people. It was aimed at [b]civilians[/b], not the Royal Navy or RAF, nor the government. There was nothing indiscriminate about it.”

    Now THIS is patently absurd. Spending a whole paragraph to “prove” Ken Livingston’s perfidy for using “indiscriminate” in its common meaning.

  36. The Angry One said,

    July 10, 2005 at 4:39

    That?s why you need to play Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole, the contest that lets you be Karl Rove?s judge and jury (though not executioner).

    The contest is simple. You get to sentence Karl Rove for his crimes; the best and most fitting punishment wins the contest and a 1 GB iPod Shuffle.

    For more details and to enter, see:

    “The Karl Rove Whack-a-Mole Contest.”

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