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Friday, February 10, 2006
Friday Hit Parade
by Cordeiro
Michelle Malkin Mis-Identifies Dusty Harry

Memo to Michelle: Your references are top notch, but referring to Senate Minority Leader Dusty Harry (D-Luxor Casino) as Dirty Harry is an insult to Clint Eastwood's character of the same name. The mere mention of Dirty Harry Callahan strikes fear into the heart of San Francisco's criminal element. Dusty Harry strikes fear in the hearts of absolutely nobody.

Good News From Cindy Sheehan!

But first the bad news: She's not running for Diane Fienstien's Senate seat. Damn. That would have made for great blog fodder.

Now the good news: You can be graced by the presence of Cindy at your event. So far, the Ebay bidding is up to just over 1 Large. If you suffer from insomnia and don't want to take drugs, this just might be your ticket to slumber.

LA Mayor Blindsided By History

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa claims he was "blindsided" by W's revelation that al Queda planned an attack on the Los Angeles US Bank Tower in 2002.

Some thoughts for Mayor Villaraigosa: First, in 2002 you weren't the Mayor of LA. Therefore, W's address is a historical observation, not a terror warning. Were LA authorities notified about this threat? I don't know. You might want to ask Jim Hahn.

Second, I lived in LA for some years prior to September 11, 2001 and some years after. In the days and weeks following the events of that Tuesday morning, KFI radio ran a single sentence spot between commercials. All the voice said was:

It could have just as easily happened here.
It still could. Your taking to the national stage claiming to have been blindsided by something this obvious does little to instill faith in your leadership.

Dean Barnett Reads "State of War" So You Don't Have To

Dean always seems to be willing to take one for the team.

Greyhawk's Takedown of Janis Karpinski's Iraq Urban Legend

Relieved of command, busted from Brigadier General (that's one star for those of you in Blue States) for her unit's role in Abu Ghraib, now Colonel Janis Karpinski fabricates lies from whole cloth in regards to the challenges faced by female soldiers in Iraq. Nice try, Janis, but facts are very stubborn things. Well done, Greyhawk.

Cheap Shot Comments

In my perusal of LDS themed blogs, I came across this: The comments on Geoff B's post over at the Millennial Blackhole (M0) have given a soapbox to anyone who wishes to take their opposition to the Iraq War and vent their spleen in the direction of the United States Armed Forces.

Memo to Paul Mouritsen: You do a disservice with your comment to those stalwart LDS church members who have, are, and continue to serve honorably in the service of this great nation. To state - with only anecdotal evidence - that the US Military is an "environment where alcohol and drug abuse and sexual promiscuity are almost universally accepted, even encouraged" is demeaning to those men and women who wear the uniform. Personally, I stand in awe of who they are and what they do. If you want to make such assertions in an open forum, you'd better be able to come up with more evidence than second hand stories from a "nurse in a large hospital".

Your broad brush painting of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines as "unsuitable husbands and fathers" due to "years of intense male bonding and consorting with prostitutes" shows you have little if any first hand contact with the righteous men who have served this country.

You, sir, owe them an apology.
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