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March 16, 2005

Just When I Thought I'd Heard Everything...

You might have heard of Rachel Corrie, the demented anti-American moonbat with a particular grudge against Israel who famously displayed the wisdom for which her kind is so well known by deliberately standing in front of an Israeli bulldozer in an attempt to impose her pro-terrorist views on the conduct of that country's policy. The driver of the bulldozer couldn't see her, with the result that there is now one less rabid kook poisoning the world with left-wing rhetoric.

Now her family is suing the company that manufactured the bulldozer. Yes, I'm serious.

Check out Smooth Stone for full details and background.

Update:

It turns out today is the anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie, aka "St. Pancake." Click over to Something... and Half of Something for a highly informative piece on that excellent site's choice of Moonbat of the Year for 2003.


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Rachel Corrie burning a mock US flag in the Gaza Strip, courtesy of Little Green Footballs.

Posted by Van Helsing at March 16, 2005 1:37 PM

Comments

Of all the wastes of money...for Gods sake.

Posted by: Raven at March 16, 2005 2:15 PM

Worse then that family of the killed policman, suing the computer game company!.

Posted by: Pomalom at March 16, 2005 3:26 PM

Someone is behind all this idiocy.
The moonbats got their martyr now they need to elevate her a little.
Have you seen this moonbat galore website:
http://www.catdestroyshomes.org/?

Posted by: Felis at March 16, 2005 6:47 PM

Great site, Van Helsing, and thanks for the track back. Now, for your enjoyment, check out How Reuters transformed an accidental death into homicide

Posted by: Smooth at March 16, 2005 7:57 PM

Felis,

Thanks for the URL. Amazing: a whole website dedicated to charging Caterpillar with war crimes for making bulldozers. Of course, the site doesn't seem to mention why Israel would want to bulldoze particular buildings. It wouldn't have anything to do with combating terrorism, so as to protect innocent civilians, would it? Nah, they probably do it just to be evil — the same reason Caterpillar makes their bulldozers.

Posted by: Van Helsing at March 16, 2005 8:06 PM

Smooth,

Thanks, I did enjoy this link. It's an interesting article on how the folks at Reuters — who after 9/11 couldn't distinguish between terrorists and "freedom fighters" — used deceptive photographs to make Rachel Corrie's killing look deliberate. I believe these are the same pictures that can be found at Something... and Half of Something.

Posted by: Van Helsing at March 16, 2005 8:20 PM

"eceptive photographs to make Rachel Corrie's killing look deliberate"

Oh yes Reuters, well known for its journalistic integrity.
They actually invent politically correct lingo for the journos.
I believe it was Reuters' people who changed "terror" into "fight for freedom".

Posted by: Felis at March 16, 2005 8:57 PM

For those who may not be aware, Corrie is not just any Idiotarian. She won the Fiskie for hopping in front of that bulldozer. That's about as high as a moonbat can aspire. Frankly, she should have won the Darwin Award, too. Danged Political Correctness.

Considering she (and others) were deliberately getting in the way of the bulldozers, it's absurd to claim it's murder by the Israelis. It doesn't even it make much sense to call it an accident.

Posted by: Abe of Lincoln at March 17, 2005 12:54 AM

Actually was going to comment something short, but it grew. And instead of taking up your bandwidth, posting it over on my blog.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/

I will say this though, Rachel Corrie should have gotten the Darwin.

Posted by: Anna at March 17, 2005 9:34 AM

You people are pretty cold-hearted. You may not have agreed with Corrie and jumping in front of the bulldozer may have been the act of an impulsive youngster (surprise) but when was the last time any of you had the courage to do anything like what she did, however misguided it may have been? Is suing Caterpillar crazy? Yes, but that doesn't give you the right to spew vitriol about the dead. Get some empathy.

Posted by: Rob at March 19, 2005 12:41 PM

BWA HA HA!!!

Rob, that's brilliant parody-trolling, my man!

Can you believe there's actualy people who think Rachel Corrie and her ilk are anything other than P.A.L.* material?

The only people I know with the "courage" to jump in front of a Cat D9 are on angel dust.

Great satire of a lefty troll!!!

*pointing and laughing

Posted by: TripleNeckSteel at March 19, 2005 8:56 PM

Rob, in case you're serious, just because Corrie's extreme stupidity got her killed is no reason to deny yourself a good laugh. Are we really supposed to honor her just because she's dead? Stalin is dead. Hitler is dead. Arafat is dead. Lots of people who have no honor coming their way are dead.

Posted by: Van Helsing at March 20, 2005 10:50 AM