Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Remember Thinking This Guy was a Fake

Rick Duncan, anti-war Iraq veteran. Rick Duncan, survivor of the attack on the Pentagon. Rick Duncan, just another in a long list of lefty imposter liars eventually unveiled.

via Michelle Malkin

The leader of a statewide veterans group who fought for homeless veterans in Colorado Springs was in the Denver County jail on Wednesday, unmasked as a former psychiatric patient who posed as a wounded Marine officer and 9/11
Federal authorities are looking into whether Rick Duncan, whose real name is Richard Glen Strandlof, could have pilfered money he raised in the name of Colorado veterans, said Daniel Warvi of the Colorado Veterans Alliance (CVA), the group that Duncan founded.

The media (because it fits the agenda) somehow never questioned this guy's background during the last election when he was dragging down our efforts in Iraq.

Kinda wish you could release this guy into a tent full of grunts on a US military base in Iraq for a little "pillow party".

Read the whole thing and watch the videos at Malkin's blog. You'll find yourself a little upset.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In Defense of Keith Olbermann
For him, verbally assaulting women does take courage.

The liberal blogger Bob Somerby is no fan of MSNBC ranter Keith Olbermann, and that much we have in common with Somerby. He goes too far, however, in a recent post blasting Olbermann for a "buffoonish" segment on Carrie Prejean.

Prejean, whom Somerby unchivalrously describes as "an insignificant 21-year-old," competed as Miss California in the Miss USA beauty pageant. A kerfuffle ensued when a contest judge, Perez Hilton, asked Prejean what she thought of same-sex marriage. She gave what seemed an anodyne, if somewhat disjointed, answer:

Well I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one way or the other. We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage. You know what, in my country, in my family, I do believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman, no offense to anybody out there. But that's how I was raised and I believe that it should be between a man and a woman.

But Hilton, who apparently wanted a full-throated blessing, lashed out at Prejean. Later, as we learn from Somerby, so did Olbermann.

Meanwhile, as the Washington Post reported, Marion Barry, a Washington city councilman and former mayor, cast the council's lone dissenting vote on a measure to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states. Then--in a city with a history of race riots--Barry said: "All hell is going to break lose. We may have a civil war. The black community is just adamant against this." (At this writing, most hell has not in fact broken loose.)

Somerby contrasts Olbermann's viciousness toward Prejean with his silence on Barry:

Barry is an older man, not a younger woman. As Olbermann has made dumb-foundingly [sic] clear, he seems to live for the opportunity to ridicule young women. He never says boo about older man [sic]--perhaps understanding they could come to his studio and engage in conduct which might require him to obtain a sphincter implant.

As a rule, it is cowardly for a man to pick on women, especially young women. But Olbermann is exceptional, as New York magazine made clear in a 2007 profile:

It probably won't come as much of a surprise that when Keith Olbermann was a kid, he got the tar kicked out of him on a regular basis. And not by the football team. "I got beat up by girls all the time," says Olbermann. "They literally posted a sign-up sheet and would take turns. I think that's why I've always been such a fan of Mencken's [actually Finley Peter Dunne's] line, 'Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.' I've been afflicted."

Olbermann's affliction began at age 5 . . .

If you're outmatched by 5-year-old girls, taking on a grown woman requires at least a modicum of courage.