Little Green Footballs

Sunday, October 23, 2005

A twofer

Here are a couple of excellent blog posts about the warniks' hysterical reaction to events being planned by the American Friends Service Committee (a.k.a. Quakers) to commemorate an impending milestone: the inevitable, tragic, and pointless death of the two-thousandth U.S. soldier in Iraq.


What's the evidence for calling the AFSC, a group made up of members and the families of members of the American armed forces, a group of phony pacifists? Are they phonies? Are they not really pacifists? Why? LGF has no real message - it's just a random, generic smear for the sake of a smear.

But what's truly nefarious is referring to a candelight vigil for 2,000 dead soldiers as a party. A party? I've read the entire AFSC website describing the event, and nowhere do I see mention of cake, balloons, pinning the tail on a donkey, silly hats, noisemakers, champagne, Spin the Bottle, 7 Minutes in Heaven, bobbing for apples, necking with the girl who answers the phones in the supply room, white elephant gifts, punch, keg beer, chicken wings, pizza or costumes.

In fact, there's no suggestions at all for what type of event people should hold in their communities. The group is simply suggesting that Americans get together to discuss the fact that 2,000 of their fellow citizens have died. That's it. To Little Green Footballs, that sounds like a good time. Like a party.

[Michelle Malkin] cites an LGF post claiming that anti-war activists are holding “parties” to mark the 2000th dead soldier killed in Iraq, to happen any day now. Malkin doesn’t interpret “parties” to mean a “gathering of people.” The way she writes, she’s interpreting “parties” to mean a bunch of drunken, boozed up idiots destroying the memories of our troops.

I was affiliated a while back with one of the groups that will be hosting a “party” in the near future. In fact, I received my invitation to this “party” in the mail today. The group hosting the Wilmington “party” is featured on the website of “event locations” that LGF cited in its post.

For those of you interested, below is the postcard I received in the mail this morning.

You'll have to click the link above to see the postcard. Sure doesn't look like a "party" to me. But then Charles and his anti-peace activists are accustomed to celebrating death in their own way, which is why it's so easy for them to project their own bloodthirsty fantasies onto others -- in this case, a group with a long and noble tradition of anti-violence.

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