Friday, June 30, 2006

The Quest for Legitimacy

Lost In Lima Ohio describes an underhanded attempt by the odious Lindsey Ashford and Todd Nickerson to use a legitimate children's charity to give him and his fellow pedophiles a veneer of respectability. It seems that he sent his Alice Day collection, totalling in excess of $1000(the figure keeps changing with each retelling), to Save the Children. Now StC accepted the donation without reading the letter (this according to StC). Using the form letter informing him of the acceptance of the donation he issued a press release where it boasts that StC's acceptance of the money conferred some kind of recognition that they really aren't such bad people after all (not his exact words but clearly the impression he wished to leave).

Now if Nickerson et al wish to make donations to legitimate charities, fine. But do not turn it into a PR stunt like he did. Lilo of Lost in Lima Ohio and another blogger made sure that Save The Children was aware of Mr. Nickerson's activities. When StC learned of the nature of Nickerson's website, they returned the donation. Ever since then Nickerson and his cohorts have been having a hissy fit. After i post this I fu7lly expect "Gary" to return and "enlighten" us on how we are too stupid to understand that they mean no harm. His posts, this time, will be deleted as soon as I can get to them. This is one opinion which is not open to debate here. I guess that is how they deal with being exposed as the opportunists they are. They wouldn't hesitate to have their way with a child, so why should we expect them not to turn what should have been a charitible contribution into public relations stunt.

This, however, is not the worst thing they have done. It seems that Lindsey Ashford has a voting guide. He is handing out political endorsements based on the attractiveness of a candidate's children or grandchildren. They even include pictures. Currently their endorsement is for Senator Barak Obama. I wonder what his reaction to this is. Lilo has the link, I don't have the stomach to put it here this morning, maybe later.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Let's Give Him the Same Presumption

It leems that the left's latest military darling is like their previous one (John Kerry)a decorated war hero whos decorations are now called into question.

Col. Cut-n-run seems to be a prime example of what Ann Coulter was talking about. Somebody who they think their opponents cannot question. If they do the opposition is met with, "How dare you! S/He is a decorated vetran/grieving widow". Now there are allegations that the only thing Murtha did to earn his Purple Heart was to beg for it according to allegations made by WWII vetran, Harry M. Fox (USN).

Now, Murtha apologists will (rightly) point out that these are only allegations. It will also be further pointed out that he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. I agree. Therefore I will extend to Col. Cut-n-run the same presumption of innocence that he has extended to the Marines accused in the Haditha incident. Don't forget, he has already tried and convicted them even though the investigation is incomplete and no Courts Martial has even been conviened.

HT:ALa at Blonde Sagacity

Saturday, June 03, 2006

We Really Should Wait

I have been quiet of a couple of issues. Namely, Haditha and the Duke lacross team. It is not that I have no opinion on either. I think the process should take its course in both cases. In my younger days I was very vocal about my support of the troops after My Lai. Blindly so. I want to see ALL appropriate and relevent investigations and legal proceedings.
These things should not be tried by the public in either the press, Halls of congress or even the blogosphere. My opinions are my own and are right until proven otherwise, but I also do not like the taste of my words either.
Unfortunately, all coverage seems to be on either one side of the other with no one seeming to want to mediate between the two. The truth is going to be somewhere between the extremes of the coverage.