Michelle Malkin is an Idiot
Malkin against free speech for veterans; calls them ‘unhinged’

By Mary    ·     November 12th, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Michelle Malkin is on a roll, doing her best to whip up hatred toward anyone who disagrees with her on the war. Even U.S. veterans:

Completing an unhinged trifecta, here’s a story out of Boston on a disruption today at the annual Veterans Day parade by anti-war protesters:

More than a dozen members of an antiwar veterans group were arrested yesterday as they protested the exclusion of their message from Boston’s Veterans Day parade.

Members of Veterans for Peace lined up in front of a podium at City Hall Plaza holding antiwar placards, as color guards from Massachusetts military units and JROTC bands from across the state filed into Government Center for a ceremony, sponsored by the American Legion, to honor veterans after the parade. Some protesters wore gags, which they later said symbolized the fact that, while they were permitted to march in the parade, they were prevented from carrying signs opposing the war in Iraq.

“We were exercising our First Amendment rights,” said Winston Warfield of Dorchester, a member of the group. “The First Amendment protects free speech, even when you don’t agree with what’s being said.

Here’s the part she omitted:

When Boston police asked the demonstrators to move from the front of the podium so that the Veterans Day services could continue, they refused. As the Boston Firemen’s Band played The Marine Hymn, several protesters were placed in plastic handcuffs and led away.

“Our free speech and civil rights are being abridged here,” said Nate Goldschlag, a Vietnam-era veteran who was among those standing in front of the podium. “We are veterans, too, and we should be allowed to express our opposition to this war.”

Not if Michelle Malkin has her way [Emphasis mine]:

Don’t these people have enough of their own damned parades
without having to ruin everyone else’s?

Malkin’s commenters respond by calling the anti-war veterans “ingrates”, “maggots” and “numbskulls”.

Yes, question their patriotism.

Malkin spins Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldiers” remark

By Mary    ·     October 1st, 2007 at 1:12 am

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Chickenhawk/Draft dodger Rush Limbaugh
on why he didn’t serve in Vietnam-
“I didn’t want to go”

Michelle Malkin presents the most hilarious excuse yet for Rush Limbaugh’s “phony soldiers” remark.

Background: Last week, comedian Rush Limbaugh had the following exchange with a caller on his syndicated radio show:

LIMBAUGH: There’s a lot more than that that they don’t understand. They can’t even — if — the next guy that calls here, I’m gonna ask him: Why should we pull — what is the imperative for pulling out? What’s in it for the United States to pull out? They can’t — I don’t think they have an answer for that other than, “Well, we just gotta bring the troops home.”

CALLER 2: Yeah, and, you know what —

LIMBAUGH: “Save the — keep the troops safe” or whatever. I — it’s not possible, intellectually, to follow these people.

CALLER 2: No, it’s not, and what’s really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they’re willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined —

Notice how he referred to soldiers in the plural.

Two days later, the plural morphed into singular when Limbaugh attempted to defend his remarks. Claiming that Media Matters took him out of context, Limbaugh asserted:

I was talking about one soldier with that “phony soldier” comment, Jesse MacBeth.

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everybody involved in this knows full well I was talking about one genuine, convicted, lying, fake soldier

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But now, apparently recognizing how lame Rush’s excuse was, Michelle Malkin is echoing some of her fellow rightwingers, and the I was only talking about one soldier excuse has morphed into the plural again. Sunday night, Malkin quoted fellow rightwinger Brian Maloney to explain what Limbaugh really meant:

Brian Maloney points out that ABC News aired a report on phony soldiers and Operation Stolen Valor two days before Rush made his remarks. Asks Maloney: “Given the overwhelming evidence to support Limbaugh’s contention that he really was talking about phony soldiers who have faked their service, how does the left justify continuing this fabrication?”

The United State’s Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington, describes Operation Stolen Valor as “a year long effort to investigate and prosecute those who lie about their military service for financial gain or other reasons.”

No doubt, there are characters out there who exaggerate their military service or falsely claim to be veterans. Most of them do it to get financial or medical benefits to which they are not actually entitled, but there are also a few who do it for political reasons or just to get attention. Regardless of their reasons, they are wrong and, in my opinion, should be exposed and prosecuted.

But Limbaugh clearly was not referring to Operation Stolen Valor when he made the “phony soldiers” remark. Read it again:

CALLER 2: No, it’s not, and what’s really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they’re willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined

They’re obviously referring to soldiers who don’t think we should be in Iraq. Soldiers who speak out against the war. Soldiers like Jon Soltz and Alex Horton and those at VoteVets.org, as well as the many troops and veterans who have emailed me since I started this site, who make clear that Michelle Malkin does not speak for them.

Rush Limbaugh called all of them phony soldiers. Just like he smeared Paul Hackett, calling him a “staff puke”, and accusing him of going to Iraq to “pad the resume'”.

Michelle Malkin can spin all she likes but it is as clear as day that Rush Limbaugh thinks any soldier who doesn’t agree with him on Iraq is a “phony soldier”. That’s exactly what he said and that’s exactly what he meant.

Freepers: In favor of vandalism before they were against it

By Mary    ·     September 14th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

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Michelle Malkin credits members of Free Republic (AKA “Freepers”) for first reporting the possible vandalism to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial this week.

A reader emails a reminder of what the Freepers had to say about vandalism in August, 2005, when a Texas man was arrested for driving his his pickup truck over a makeshift memorial at Camp Casey, destroying the white wooden crosses bearing names of soldiers killed in the Iraq war.

Seems to be the only person so far with the Balls to do what’s necessary.

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W[ay] to go Larry. We should start a collection to help him pay his law fees. Three cheers for a real man.

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Now there’s a man who was not only pissed but after doing some planning and some rigging, got the job done. It’s Red Zone initiative to thwart the carpet bagging bluezoners.

Pickumup power………

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I think what the guy did was AOK!

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Larry is my new hero and I would love to buy this guy a beer and give him $20 towards his legal defense.

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Added: To her credit, Michelle Malkin called the vandal a “nutball”.