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Unhinged rant ahead.
Look- Cindy Sheehan’s statements should stand on their own, and from my perusal, some of them are pretty damned outrageous. Likewise, it is my opinion that many of the ‘peace’ and ‘anti-war’ groups that are now aligned behind Cindy are pretty damned vile. Furthermore, it is clear to me that this President means what he says, that we are not leaving Iraq until he says so (no matter what the polls say), so the only reason Democrats are grabbing on to Cindy is for partisan gain and for retribution for real and perceived sins over the past few years. Fine. All well and good, I am not afraid of saying so and dealing with all of the bullshit and catcalls from the left.
But this kind of bile coming from Michelle Malkin is fucking out of line, and spare me the ‘like it or not, this is news’ crap. It is goddamned disgraceful. Knock it off, take down that post, and then apologize. Cindy Sheehan’s marital status, her relationship with her husband- none of that is your damned business. Even if you think it ‘proves’ a point. If it proves anything, it proves that losing a son in war fucks up families. Thanks for the deep insight.
No fucking shame. I don’t give a shit what even the nastiest folks on the left say about Malkin anymore. She brings this shit on herself, with vicious bullshit like this. No wonder she rushes to defend Karl Rove at every opportunity.[/rant]
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone remember Malkin’s stance on the NYT doing a background check on Judge John Robert’s adoption records? I do.
If her husband comes forward, and makes a statement, that is his right. He was, after all, Casey’s father. But running through Cindy Sheehan’s marital records to call her a liar or score political points is wrong.
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Unhinged critics have gone ballistic over the fact that I linked to this news, which was first broken by another site called Dang If I Know over the weekend.
In response, this blogger spewed profanities left and right.
Hey- I warned you I go unhinged when I see people dumpster diving into people’s marriages. Particularly when it is folks on my side- you know, the ones who believe in the ‘sanctity of marriage.’ Particularly when they are self-styled social conservatives who pretend to have a passing concern for standards of public conduct and human decency.
And quit pretending you are just breaking the news of her divorce. You are breaking the news of her divorce as an active attempt to discredit her. Have some decency. Try, just once, to be better than Chris Lehane.
I also like the attempt to just pass this off as ‘Hey! I just linked to news someone else broke!’ A true profile in courage. Personally, what got my knickers in a twist, and still does, is this:
Assuming this report pans out, it will be interesting to see if Cindy Sheehan continues to insist that she and her husband “are on the same side of the fence” with respect to her anti-war activism.
Who f-ing cares? Sheehan’s marriage is irrelevant- married, single, gay, straight, she is still Casey’s mother, and no amount of discussions regarding what her husband believes, or why she is divorced, or any other personal details change that. Stick to her statements about the war, stick to her actions, and stick to the groups promoting her. But stay the hell out of her marriage, or her failing marriage. Or get a job with the National Enquirer.
Again, no shame.
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Now damnit, cursing, loud expression, even stupidity are allowed, but I will not tolerate racist garbage, Michelle’s name is Michelle Malkin, and Michelle being wrong about something doesn’t give you the right to act like a spokesman for Stormfront in the comments section.
*** Final Update ***
This is why we shouldn’t go rummaging through her martial life.