Stuff You Just Can’t Make Up

1. Pres. Bush accusing opponents of his immigrant amnesty legislation of fear-mongering.

2. Tony Blair’s response to being told that Muslim anger at the West was not surprising given that the United States and Britain invaded Iraq and Afghanistan:

When he had finished, I said to him: tell me exactly what they feel angry about. We remove two utterly brutal and dictatorial regimes; we replace them with a United Nations-supervised democratic process and the Muslims in both countries get the chance to vote, which incidentally they take in very large numbers. And the only reason it is difficult still is because other Muslims are using terrorism to try to destroy the fledgling democracy and, in doing so, are killing fellow Muslims.

What’s more, British troops are risking their lives trying to prevent the killing. Why should anyone feel angry about us? …

3. Michelle Malkin in high dudgeon over “left-wing political child abuse” and the “exploitation” of 3-year-olds who were taken to an antiwar event in NYC at which they sang “It’s A Small World” in front of a “Tree of Peace” made out of green construction paper. “Ready to gag?” she warns her readers before inviting them to view a video of teachers talking to children about “pursuing peaceful paths to end all world conflicts.”

4. Robert Knight at NewsBusters apoplectic over the scandalous failure of the major media to report that the winner of the National Spelling Bee was homeschooled.

5. Right-wing bloggers sermonizing about “Darkness Redux” and “the silence of the complicit” because of the MSM’s failure to write about and show photographs of torture committed by Al Qaeda — while remaining silent about articles like this and this.

Links to right-wing blogs mentioned in this post can be found in my cross-post at Liberty Street.



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9 responses to “Stuff You Just Can’t Make Up

  1. the winner of the National Spelling Bee was homeschooled.

    Sure. That makes sense, because homeschooling your child gives you the ability and time to focus upon something like spelling to such a degree that the child can win these types of contests.

    If they really want homeschooling to be an accepted, mainstream choice for educating one’s children, then they should act like it’s the second coming of Jesus Christ whenever one of them manages to accomplish something.

  2. Does anyone else remember when homeschooling was the exclusive “bailiwick” of hippies? Do you further remember the cries of woe of the “Christians” regarding the practice? Does their hypocrisy know no bounds? (Yes, that’s a rhetorical question)

  3. I mean, they shouldn’t act like it’s the second coming whenever one of them accomplishes something. Sheesh.

  4. Playing a differernt role.

    Hey Kathy!

  5. phydeaux speaks for me!

  6. thebewilderness

    Why should anyone feel angry about us? …

    Couldn’t have anything to do with the bombs and the dead bodies, could it?

  7. amish451

    “Does their hypocrisy know no bounds?”

    The rhetorical question of this century ….and several previous, centuries …!!

  8. larkspur

    Michelle Malkin is so relentlessly heavy-handed and impervious to self-reflection. In September of 2005, she posted about the peace march in Washington DC, and I e-mailed her about her use of a photograph of a youngster, with a derogatory caption.

    “…About another entry – you have confused me. When reporting on a photo of Mrs. Bush being displayed disrespectfully, you are deeply offended. Yet the very day before, you posted photographs of people specifically to ridicule them. These are the people at the march in Washington DC. I don’t believe any of those people except for Cindy Sheehan can be considered public figures. One of the people you mocked is a little boy. Did you get his parents’ permission to re-print the photo on your site? Would you want your children to be mocked like that?

    “I hope you can explain why you feel this isn’t hypocritical, if that is what you feel….”

    She never answered me. Every once in a while, I’ll email somebody like Pam Atlas or David Limbaugh. They actually responded, but nothing from Ms. Malkin. It bugs me when she uses kids as cannon fodder.

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