9/11 As Political Prop

Michelle, at her best/worst, in her 9/11 “remembrance”:

But remembrance without resistance to jihad and its enablers is a recipe for another 9/11. This is what fueled my first two books, on immigration enforcement and profiling. This is what fuels much of the work on this blog and at Hot Air. Not every American wears a military uniform. But every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland–not just from Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.

The Left greets such a commitment with mockery and derision, preferring instead to suck its collective thumb, play the grievance card, and engage in hindsight hypocrisy.

ARISE! ARISE, WINGNUTTOSPHERE! YOU HAVE YOUR ENEMIES LIST! Go out and protect your homeland from the “Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.” Because if you don’t, you sure are going to look stupid in a Burkha!

Personally, I am so glad we have Michelle Malkin out there profiling people to keep us all safe. Although, I might add, if she wraps herself up any tighter in the flag, she might suffocate.

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70 replies
  1. 1
    chopper says:

    But every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland–not just from Muslim terrorists, but from…the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.

    don’t these damn civil liberties absolutists understand that the constitution is just a list of suggestions?

  2. 2
    Tim F. says:

    Apparently Malkin has to destroy the country in order to save it.

  3. 3
    rawshark says:

    There are people trying to hurt this country and we need to take steps to prevent that. First step is to reduce the freedom to hurt this country.

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    Zifnab says:

    But remembrance without resistance to jihad and its enablers is a recipe for another 9/11.

    My grammar aren’t so good

    This is what fueled my first two books, on immigration enforcement and profiling.

    Buy my book.

    This is what fuels much of the work on this blog and at Hot Air.

    Read my blog.

    Not every American wears a military uniform. But every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland–not just from Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.

    Sitting at my keyboard makes me just as big and brave and important as all those heroes in Iraq. Someone please give me attention and praise

    The Left greets such a commitment with mockery and derision, preferring instead to suck its collective thumb, play the grievance card, and engage in hindsight hypocrisy.

    Democrats are the worstest.

    That’s about par for the course.

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    Ryan S. says:

    the civil liberties absolutists

    ??? civil liberties bad?? I think i need to lay down.

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    ThymeZone says:

    The Left greets such a commitment with mockery and derision

    You’re goddammed right, Michelle. If the government would do its job and actually protect the country and its vulnerabilities (food, water, transportation, power, etc) and stop fucking with us with things like color codes and phony terror “threat” arrests and seizing bottles of shampoo and eyewash at airports and wasting money and lives on a war that does nothing at all to actually protect us, maybe we wouldn’t mock and deride your foolish bullshit because … it wouldn’t matter.

    But they don’t do the job, and you pimp bullshit, and somebody has to stand up and say “take your bimbo-headed nonsense and shove it up your ass.”

    Thus, us.

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    Xenos says:

    But every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland

    To think I would find myself a citizen in an America where the constitutional republic could be referred to as the ‘homeland’. This, the first post-ethnic nation, dedicated to and defined by principles and law, and not to racial, religious, or nationalistic identity. The betrayal of all that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall and all the other founding fathers stood for is profound and obscene.

    Anyone using the term ‘homeland’ in this context immediately identifies themselves as a fascist.

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    rawshark says:

    Ryan S. Says:

    the civil liberties absolutists

    ??? civil liberties bad?? I think i need to lay down.

    Yes. In a country founded on the priciple that government should exist to serve the people’s civil liberties, civil liberty absolutists are a danger to the changeover to a fascist government founded to serve the interests of people who have wealth and power.

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    Steve says:

    I really think it shows disrespect for our military when people like Malkin and Hewitt act like we’re all soldiers in the war on terror. No matter how many times I eye the Arab-looking airline passenger next to me with suspicion, I’m still not comparable to the soldiers who risk driving over an IED at any moment, sorry.

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    capelza says:

    She is the epitome of the idea that we have to give up our freedoms here so we can fight for freedom elsewhere..without a trace of irony.

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    kchiker says:

    It’s a pity that the irony is so often missed when Malkin, Pat Robertson, and Dinesh D’Souza start to halfway agree with the Islamic critique of the West while simultanously foaming at the mouth in their defense of the West from that critique.

    the civil liberties absolutists

    “They hate us for our freedoms!”

    I’ll leave it to the reader to decide who best represents ‘They’.

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    Tom Hilton says:

    A year ago I wrote:

    There are two entirely different 9/11s: the event itself, and the event as symbol–as casus belli, as slogan, as debate-stopper, as cynical political ploy. As the former recedes into the past, the latter advances; the accretion of self-serving rhetoric threatens to obliterate genuine memory.

    Malkin, on the other hand, seems terrified that genuine memory just might win out over the self-serving rhetoric.

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    OxyCon says:

    Am I the only one who gets really pissed off when I read the America bashing tirades of immigrants such as Malkin, D’Souza, Ponnuru, and Nowresteh?
    Seriously.
    When I read these fuitcake’s right wing blathering, I think “how did you ever earn the right to puke out your America loathing, right wing hate speech? You live in this country, now, exactly because of Liberals, the people you get paid to attack. Go try and immigrate to more right wing countries and see if you are accepted into their society, since you love right wingers so GD much”.

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    kchiker says:

    capelza Says:

    She is the epitome of the idea that we have to give up our freedoms here so we can fight for freedom elsewhere..without a trace of irony.

    Damnit I need to type faster….

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    Jake says:

    Damn. Still no explanation for why she dressed up like a cheerleader and another Irony-o-Meter just bit the dust.

    Neither does Ms. Malcon provide us with any instructions as to how we are to detect the dread anti-war goons and civil liberties rat finks. I suppose we could start by rounding up Quakers and UUs to handle the bastards who insist on using the First Am to oppose the war. Nabbing all members of the ACLU might get rid of some CL creeps but so many people believe in civil liberties I’m afraid we’d only get the tip of the iceberg.

    Perhaps Ms. Malkin will write another book on how to spot the Terrorist Hugging Libruls in our midsts. Perhaps the warning signs will include:
    1. Doesn’t have any books by ME on his/her bookshelves.
    2. Doesn’t have MY blog bookmarked on their computers.

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    She sounds shrill.

    Let’s just call her Shrill Malkin.

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    Tax Analyst says:

    Neither does Ms. Malcon provide us with any instructions as to how we are to detect the dread anti-war goons and civil liberties rat finks

    That’s easy, Jake…you can just start by scanning the comments at places like Balloon Juice. There’s a whole pack of folks that believe in unholy shit like “Civil Liberties”, “Freedom of Speech”, “Due Process”, and all that other Commie, oops, I mean “Islamofascist Apologia” shit.

    But I’m sure that a little twist of the vice grips will better inform their POV’s.

    Welcome to the Winter of our Malkin-tent.

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    r4d20 says:

    … every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland–not just from Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.

    Translation: … every American has a role to play in protecting our homeland–not just from Muslim terrorists but from anyone who supports them, tries to understand them, or even disagrees with us on how best to fight them.

    They hate 75% of America.

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    capelza says:

    Be afraid, be very afraid!

    But what event took out basically a whole city and portions of a coastline? Much of which is STILL not rebuilt.

    That is not to lessen what happened on 9/11, but for Pete’s Sake wingnuts, get some perspective. Why don’t we have a “war on Hurricanes”?

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    capelza says:

    And thank you John, for reading he morons. I don’t think I could bring myslef to do it.

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    salvage says:

    she might suffocate.

    yeah, that’d be a shame.

  23. 23

    …not just from Muslim terrorists, but from their financiers, their public relations machine, their sharia-pimping activists, the anti-war goons, the civil liberties absolutists, and the academic apologists for our enemies.

    Anti-war goons? Goons for Peace?

    By the way, how do we know that Michelle Malkin is not a member of an Abu Sayyaf sleeper cell?

  24. 24
    Pb says:

    Re: civil liberties absolutists:

    “Resolved: That the maintenance of the principles promulgated in the Declaration of Independence, and embodied in the Federal Constitution are essential to the preservation of our Republican institutions, and that the Federal Constitution, the rights of the States, and the union of the States, must and shall be preserved.

    Resolved: That, with our Republican fathers, we hold it to be a self-evident truth, that all men are endowed with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that the primary object and ulterior design of our Federal Government were to secure these rights to all persons under its exclusive jurisdiction
    […]
    Resolved, That the highwayman’s plea, that “might makes right,” embodied in the Ostend Circular, was in every respect unworthy of American diplomacy, and would bring shame and dishonor upon any Government or people that gave it their sanction.
    […]
    Resolved, That we invite the affiliation and cooperation of the men of all parties, however differing from us in other respects, in support of the principles herein declared; and believing that the spirit of our institutions as well as the Constitution of our country, guarantees liberty of conscience and equality of rights among citizens, we oppose all legislation impairing their security.” — Republican Party Platform, 6/17/1856

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    capelza says:

    By the way, how do we know that Michelle Malkin is not a member of an Abu Sayyaf sleeper cell?

    Oh please, please..can we profile her? Put her on watch lists, no fly lists, have her bugged. Can’t ever be too careful you know.

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    RareSanity says:

    Michelle Malkin is certifiable and transparent…

    Is it wrong that I would still nail her if I ever had the chance?

    Isn’t the best sex with someone you know is bad for you?

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    Tom Hilton says:

    RareSanity, that’s just sick. Seriously, seek professional help. Or else watch her cheerleader video–that should cure you of any wrong feelings.

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    The Left says:

    I mock and deride that weak-ass shit! Now pardon me while I find a collective thumb, enroll in a game of Grievance-Uno, and plan my marriage to Hindsight Hypocrisy, who in fact is a 29-year-old librarian who lives with her sickly aunt in Sioux Falls, SD.

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    RareSanity says:

    RareSanity, that’s just sick. Seriously, seek professional help. Or else watch her cheerleader video—that should cure you of any wrong feelings.

    Maybe she just needs a little of my Libertarian loving’ to see the light.

    Once she gets a dose of my “sharia pimpin” she’ll straighten up and fly right!

    Okay, I’ve gone too far…

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    Andrew says:

    Is it wrong that I would still nail her if I ever had the chance?

    Isn’t the best sex with someone you know is bad for you?

    Definately wear a condom and earplugs. You might catch something.

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    norbizness says:

    Man, that The Left guy is wacky. I want to come clean in this private confessional booth: I think I might have typed “Peggy Noonan is so crazy, she’s hot!” at some point, and half-meant it.

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    Jake says:

    Or else watch her cheerleader video—that should cure you of any wrong feelings make you gouge your eyes out with a spork and perform a Peter Abelard on yourself.

    Fixed.

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    chopper says:

    the civil liberties absolutists

    “They hate us for our freedoms!”

    if that’s true, then ironically, by slowly eroding our freedoms, those politicians that malkin supports are effectively giving the terrorists less to hate.

    which makes them appeasers. oh michelle, when will you stop taking your marching orders from al qaeda?

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    Jake says:

    Once she gets a dose of my “sharia pimpin” she’ll straighten up and fly right left!

    Because I had the bad fortune to read the “I [] Ann Coulter in the [], hard,” blog entry (and a pox on whoever provided the link to that one) I can say that RS is being the soul of restraint and good taste.

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    ET says:

    Well Michelle, Romney’s boys do help him campaign so I guess everyone does have a “role to play in protecting our homeland” (is it just me or does the word “homeland” seem scarry). I guess the Right’s “role to play in protecting our homeland” is refusing to live in the real world and is to continue smoking whatever it is that makes them say some of the shit they say.

  36. 36
    AkaDad says:

    I’m glad there’s candidates out there, like Rudy Giuliani, who would never use 9/11 as a prop…

  37. 37
    Zifnab says:

    Is it wrong that I would still nail her if I ever had the chance?

    Hey, if you can stomach O’Reily’s sloppy seconds, go right ahead. I won’t judge you. I’ll be too busy throwing up.

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    Teak111 says:

    Let be honest, Michelle is pain attention to because shes a Asian hotty. She certainly has a mouth on her, but still, nice on the eyes.

  39. 39
    jenniebee says:

    To think I would find myself a citizen in an America where the constitutional republic could be referred to as the ‘homeland’. This, the first post-ethnic nation, dedicated to and defined by principles and law, and not to racial, religious, or nationalistic identity. The betrayal of all that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall and all the other founding fathers stood for is profound and obscene.

    Anyone using the term ‘homeland’ in this context immediately identifies themselves as a fascist.

    Props to Xenos.

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    Andrew says:

    Let be honest, Michelle is pain attention to because shes a Asian hotty. She certainly has a mouth on her, but still, nice on the eyes.

    She’s like an unattractive version of caricature of an attractive Asian hotty, at best.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Let be honest, Michelle is pain attention to because shes a Asian hotty. She certainly has a mouth on her, but still, nice on the eyes.

    She’s pretty enough in a photogenic sort of way, until she opens her mouth and speaks. But a hotty, ya think?

  42. 42
    RareSanity says:

    She’s like an unattractive version of caricature of an attractive Asian hotty, at best.

    Come on man, she is not unattractive. You are a man, you are supposed to be able to separate an unattainable woman from her personality.

    Just like women have to separate unattainable Hollywood hunks from the fact that they are all under 5’8″.

    Join me in a suspended reality where Michelle Malkin converses like Halle Berry in Swordfish…it’s fun!

    She certainly has a mouth on her…

    Actually those lips are a part of the whole thing…not necessarily what comes out of them.

  43. 43
    RareSanity says:

    ..she is not unattractive..

    Damn double negatives…you know what I meant.

  44. 44
    Andrew says:

    Come on man, she is not unattractive.

    Do you all live amongst trolls? She is barely average, at best, appearing to exhibit a contradictory combination of hydrocephalus and dwarfism in certain pictures.

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    whippoorwill says:

    I think Ms. Malkin could use a vacation, to some warm far-away exotic land. Maybe a one way ticket on Rendition Airlines to a friendly country where the government greets you at the airport with flowers and sweets. And in their kindly ways they offer to put you up for the 9 months of your get-away to paradise.

    And with your 6 feet by 9 feet bungalow you get free music piped into your room every day, and night. So as you don’t get to lonely there is always someone to talk to every few hours of your stay. Provided also are free body and head massages and handsome jewelry you can where like bracelets and ankle chains. How about Michelle.

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    ATS says:

    Malkin has become the Yankee Tariq Assiz, without the charm.

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    Tax Analyst says:

    jenniebee Says:

    To think I would find myself a citizen in an America where the constitutional republic could be referred to as the ‘homeland’. This, the first post-ethnic nation, dedicated to and defined by principles and law, and not to racial, religious, or nationalistic identity. The betrayal of all that Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Marshall and all the other founding fathers stood for is profound and obscene.

    Anyone using the term ‘homeland’ in this context immediately identifies themselves as a fascist.

    Props to Xenos.

    Yes, that goes for me, too. I’m glad someone finally thought to mention it. The term struck me as just plain wrong for this country from the moment I first heard about the creation of this department.

  48. 48

    You guys don’t actually know what an attractive asian woman looks like, I guess.

    I knew a stripper once… oh, but you probably don’t want to hear about that.

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    Dreggas says:

    ThymeZone Says:

    She’s pretty enough in a photogenic sort of way, until she opens her mouth and speaks. But a hotty, ya think?

    This is the reason god invented BALL GAGS!

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    Bruno says:

    Malkin? Attractive?

    Only if you like your women to have the figure of a 12 year old boy.

  51. 51

    I might add, if she wraps herself up any tighter in the flag, she might suffocate.

    Ah, if only…

  52. 52
    ATS says:

    “Come on man, she [Malkin] is not unattractive.”

    She is at least as hot as John Podhoretz or Ben Ginzberg. But not as succulent as “Sweet Lou” Dobbs.

    And Ed Gillespie, the chinless wonder from Meercat Manor. Or Fran Townsend in full dress, looking like a combination of Ollie North and Major Barbara. If Fran’s shiny buttons had been any bigger tonight, she could have joined the Florida A&M band.

    And finally there is Fred Thompson, whose face evokes a Malibu mudslide, and Bill O’R, who resembles nothing quite so much as a cake left out in the rain.

    Handsome is as handsome does.

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    Xenos says:

    But Dreggas… how does she say the safe word (“Dhimmi!”) when gagged?

  54. 54

    Just like women have to separate unattainable Hollywood hunks from the fact that they are all under 5’8”.

    Maybe some can, but I can’t. I had always had a thing for Bob Costas (I know not hollywood) until I heard recently — during a tiff he had with Barry Bonds — that he was 5’7″ 160#. Bummer. I knew he was 6′, but 5’7″?

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    chopper says:

    eh, her appearance doesn’t matter. i have far better reasons to ignore her.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Best category name EVER.

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    PK says:

    Oxycon,

    “Am I the only one who gets really pissed off when I read the America bashing tirades of immigrants such as Malkin, D’Souza , Ponnuru and Nowresteh.”

    No you are not. As an immigrant myself I find people like Malkin, D’Souza etc disgusting. They support ideologies which if carried out, would cause them to become second class citizens. I don’t understand how non-white immigrants can be right wingers, just as I don’t understand how gays can be republicans. Some kind of deep rooted self hatred, I suppose.

  59. 59
    AbVag says:

    Mmmmmmmm. Thinking of a three way with Malkin and Ann Coulter. I wonder how much in food stamps they’d be willing to accept to make it happen. They could call me a terrorist while I go jihad on their booties. Mmmmmmmm. Milk bombs.

    Why, no, RareSanity. I don’t think you gone too far at all. LOL

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    Surabaya Stew says:

    My feelings exactly, PK!

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    Surabaya Stew says:

    Well, im not an immigrant; (my father is) but aside from that detail, what PK said still stands…

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    Punchy says:

    No matter how many times I eye the Arab-looking airline passenger next to me with suspicion

    I dont get this. Look, they’re NOT going to try another hijacking. They know it won’t work (i.e., they couldn’t pacify 200 passengers with 4 people using promises to “return to the airport”). To continue to ban Arabs on planes and report those who speak in Arabic while boarding a flight is just stupid. Planes are passe.

  63. 63
    Punchy says:

    Is it wrong that I would still nail her if I ever had the chance?

    she’s got some of the best DSLs I’ve seen in a long time.

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    ImJohnGalt says:

    Am I the only one becoming mildly uncomfortable with the locker-room “I’d like to tap that ass, but only if she had a ball-gag in her mouth” tone of some of these posts? I ain’t a woman, but I’d certainly feel less welcome here if I were one.

    Sorry, perhaps I’m too sensitive to this, but if y’all were talking about my wife that way, I’d be inclined to ask you to step outside.

  65. 65
    Jake says:

    To continue to ban Arabs on planes and report those who speak in Arabic while boarding a flight is just stupid. Planes are passe.

    Heh. I went through Dulles International a couple of weeks ago. The people checking ID as I made my way through the Habitrails O’ Security? The dreaded brown types who WANT 2 KILL US!1 I’ve decided it is a filter. People who freak out when they discover a woman in a headscarf is the first line of defense against the box cutter brigade are too jumpy to board a plane.

    Am I the only one becoming mildly uncomfortable with the locker-room “I’d like to tap that ass, but only if she had a ball-gag in her mouth” tone of some of these posts?

    I don’t get it. I mean, assuming there is an attractive male Malkin counterpart on the far right [insert Coulter joke here], if I said, “Yeah I’d like to hit that,” I wouldn’t be using a euphemism. But I also wasn’t aware that Malkin was more than sorta cute. On a good day. If she’s NOT wearing a cheerleader’s outfit.

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    chopper says:

    Am I the only one becoming mildly uncomfortable with the locker-room “I’d like to tap that ass, but only if she had a ball-gag in her mouth” tone of some of these posts? I ain’t a woman, but I’d certainly feel less welcome here if I were one.

    indeed.

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    Carroll says:

    Ah…another “gimmick” girlie. A first generation VN refugee who thinks she knows all about what America should be.

    America loves a circus…how else to explain these types? In their own countries these genetic abberations would be laughed at and get no attention….only in America do we showcase freaks or pay any attention to them.

    I am waiting to be on the same flight as Michele so I can have her removed from the plane for her obvious unamerican foreign and terrorist resembling physical appearence. She’s dark, has slanted eyes and doesn’t look like most Americans and comes from a country that has killed Americans…shouldn’t we put her in a camp or at least deport her?

  68. 68

    Ah…another “gimmick” girlie. A first generation VN refugee who thinks she knows all about what America should be.

    If you mean Malkin, she’s of Filipino extraction, born in Philadelphia PA. Which is to say, she’s a native born American.

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    Tim F. says:

    Am I the only one becoming mildly uncomfortable with the locker-room “I’d like to tap that ass, but only if she had a ball-gag in her mouth” tone of some of these posts?

    100%. Threads like this make people who accuse us of having a sewer for a comments section sound somewhat less crazy. If our standards were one tick higher it would be bannable.

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