Wiserbud’s caption contest reminded me of this:
Too bad, no longer available on Youtube, but still available here.
I liked the Pumpkin cannibal best, myself.
Well, this story is all over the place, today, but I thought up a funny headline, so I’m doing it, too. Besides, with so much depressing crap in the news, lately, I thought a “feel good” story was in order.
Apparently Canada denied entry to some Code Pinkos because of their policy of refusing entry to convicted criminals.
Hmmmm… which website should I use as a source…which one? The one titled:
Women Barred: Canada Refuses Entry to CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin and Retired Colonel Ann Wright
that starts off:
Two well-respected US peace activists, CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin and retired Colonel and diplomat Ann Wright, were denied entry into Canada today…
Wait! That’s the Code Pink website!
…Orrrr the more pithy and creatively titled:
That’s much better. It has a nice ring to it. I think I’ll go with Moonbattery.
“Peace” activists Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright had been told by Canadian authorities that if they want to enter the country, they have to apply for “criminal rehabilitation” and pay a $200 fee, because Canada has a policy of refusing entry to convicted criminals.
But policies only apply to little people, not big shot activists like Code Pink cofounder Medea Benjamin. Besides, the arrests were for a noble progressive cause: disturbing the peace in the process of propagandizing for American defeat.
So they tried to barge their way into Canada, anyway, and were denied entry.
Apparently this conspiracy of oppression also involves Bush, and the FBI.
He’s written a commentary at Human Events called, Phony Soldiers And Phony Senator. Here’s a part of it:
Macbeth follows a grand tradition of fake soldiers whose “war crimes” confessions have been used by the Left to slander the service of our troops. For example, Micah Ian Wright, author of the 2003 anti war best seller “You Back the Attack,” was an Army Ranger and Combat veteran feted at USC’s Annenberg School and in media like the Washington Post until he was finally “outed” as a complete fake. Many similar examples of phony “soldiers” used by the Left for war crimes confessions are documented in B.G. Burkett’s bestseller Stolen Valor. Indeed, the problem was so endemic that a Republican Congress in 2005, at the urging of many veterans, passed “The Stolen Valor Act” finally criminalizing activities such as those of Macbeth.
Wow, isn’t it sad, that these phony stories got so rampant that Republicans had to pass legislation to criminalize one of the left’s favorite propaganda tools?
There is no one more injured by phony war crimes charges lodged by phony veterans than veterans themselves whose service is dishonored by the slander. I know. In 1971, in addition to listening to John Kerry from our unit falsely compare our forces in Viet Nam to “the Army of Jhengiz Khan,” I heard Al Hubbard, the president of Kerry’s VVAW, appearing with Kerry in forums such as Meet the Press and Congress confess to war crimes such as bombing innocent villages. Hubbard was an Air Force pilot, who appeared on national television wearing the Distinguished Flying Cross and many other medals while confessing our guilt in Viet Nam. Except he was none of these things, having left the Air Force as a Sergeant, never serving in Viet Nam at all.
Military personnel all over the world thank God for Rush Limbaugh’s stout defense of our military from these fakes. In 1971, there was no one to defend us from the John Kerrys and the Al Hubbards. Indeed, it is the U.S. Senate that is a Potemkin Village. It is a body whose failure to condemn Hubbard’s and Kerry’s 1971 libels is deafening. It is also a place on whose floor active duty soldiers have been compared to the assassins of the Khmer Rouge (Senator Deck Durbin); people who terrorize women and children (Senator Kerry); and (in close proximity) cold blooded murderers (Rep. John Murtha). Hypocrisy and cowardice are terms too kind for those who demean our soldiers without regard to the consequences to them. This conduct when coupled with the effort to silence Limbaugh a stout defender of the troops, can be best described with two words: What phonies.
Media Matters is now parsing the entire article, word for word as we speak. No doubt their site will put up a breathless post about all the factual errors… They will inform us, for instance, that the US Senate is not a Potemkin Village, and nobody went deaf in 1971 because the they failed to condemn Kerry’s words.
Duly noted. I will look forward to watching O’Neill defend his words on all the talk shows:
Nora O’Donnell: You called the Senate a Potemkin Village when clearly it is not. Will you take back your words?
John O’Neill: No m’am, that it what we like to call an a-nal-ogy.
Nora O’Donnell: (Unable to surpress eyeroll) But you go on to say…(looking down at notes), “It is a body whose failure to condemn Hubbard’s and Kerry’s 1971 libels is deafening”.
(Looking up) Have you indeed needed to see an otologist as a result of this experience?
John O’Neill: M’am?
Nora O’Donnell: An otologist, or ear doctor. Have you needed one as a result of this so called trauma you speak of.
John O’Neill: Ummmm….m’am it was a figure of spe…
Smirking, weaselly Vote Vets Rep: That isn’t what this is about, what this is about is the continuous tendency on the right to exaggerate, and overstate their case, and use hyperbole, to make a point, which is patently dishonest and leads people to come to the wrong conclusions.
John O’neill: Well I..
Smirking, weaselly Vote Vets Rep: If you look at what he actually said, it’s obvious to anyone listening that he is very dishonestly trying to fool the American people into believing that he has some kind of medical grievance as a result of what the Senate, who we all agree is not the Potemkin Village, did or did not do. I think he owes the troops an apology for trivializing the very real injuries that they have received as a result our aggressions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Nora O’Donnell: And that’s all we have time for today.