....must....resist...bringing...up...Japanese...internment...I haven't read Malkin's work on that subject, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt until I do. My reflex was to say she was wrong, but I do try to keep my mind open until I can examine an issue.
October 16, 2006, 08:36 AM
Hell I`ll take them to the range. .22`s to start with. What a bunch of lovley ladies.
October 16, 2006, 01:38 PM
I'll take her to the range. She can contact me by e-mail and I'll meet her anywhere in the Shenandoah Valley. ;)
October 16, 2006, 02:36 PM
Ya know, sexist that I am, I don't think Michelle needs anyone to take her to the range. She has described herself as a "pistol-packin' mama," and I took that to mean that she carries a gun. So, she can probably take herself to the range.
Sorry if I spoiled anybody's fun.
October 16, 2006, 04:32 PM
She can Shoot my pistol ANYTIME.
October 17, 2006, 08:35 AM
I haven't read Malkin's work on that subject, but I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt until I do. My reflex was to say she was wrong, but I do try to keep my mind open until I can examine an issue.
Hey, I'm all for hoping it was an intellectual "youthful indiscretion" and she's past all that now. :)
October 17, 2006, 08:39 AM
Mmmm, no meg, that's not what I meant.
October 17, 2006, 12:46 PM
Just curious meg, as I've not read it myself, what did she say specifically about the internment and what is your opinion (of her point of view)?
October 17, 2006, 12:58 PM
Malkin wrote a book that defended the government's decision to keep Japanese and Japanese-Americans in camps during WWII. Now will you take what I say or monmeg says at face value, or will you read the book and consider what Malkin has laid out in much greater detail and presumably with documentation?
October 17, 2006, 01:06 PM
I will take her shooting if she is willing to hold the targets. :D
October 17, 2006, 01:11 PM
As long as Molly Ivins is holding my targets. :p
October 17, 2006, 01:13 PM
As long as Molly Ivins is holding my targets.
Sounds like a deal. :neener:
October 18, 2006, 11:57 PM
I vote for Malkin holding the targets and Coulter holding her up.
October 19, 2006, 12:56 AM
I can understand someone who doesn't like Coulter or Ivins wanting them to hold targets. But for crying out loud, Michelle Malkin? You honestly can't think of something else she could help you with?
Or maybe you two aren't guys. My bad. :)
October 19, 2006, 11:39 AM
Malkin does nothing for me, I prefer good looking women with brains. My wife keeps me very happy. :D
October 19, 2006, 11:52 AM
OK, so I'll take up the discussion of her book "In Defense of Internment".
Yes I have read it, and yes it's controversial. Understand that Michelle Malkin (not her name, it's actually Maglalang) is Filipino and might have a bit of a slant against the Japanese because of their treatment of her ancestors.
The book gives some examples of Japanese-Americans helping their homeland (Japan) in different varieties. The point to remember about internment was that it was ordered to be put in place by Pres Roosevelt for 2 reasons.
1) The military commander of the West Coast asked for it, and
2) The public in general in California, Oregon, and Washington asked for it through their representatives, overwhelmingly by the way.
No internment was ordered in Hawaii even because no one there asked for it, it was never some "huge racist government plot" as the revisionists would have you believe. Was it wrong? Certainly. Was it a massive abuse by the Federal government? Not so much .
So her argument is that using the WWII internment of Japanese-Americans as an excuse NOT to racial profile Arabs and Muslims today in the post 9/11 world is a big mistake.
If you'd really read the book you would know that it's not so much about defending the internments as it is showing that they do not relate to the current day argument about racial profiling.
A quote from the author:
I was compelled to write this book after watching ethnic activists, historians, and politicians repeatedly play the World War II internment card after the September 11 attacks. The Bush Administration’s critics have equated every reasonable measure to interrogate, track, detain, and deport potential terrorists with the “racist” and “unjustified” World War II internment policies of President Roosevelt. To make amends for this “shameful blot” on our history, both Japanese-American and Arab/Muslim-American activists argue against any and all uses of race, ethnicity, nationality, and religion in shaping current homeland security policies. Misguided guilt about the past continues to hamper our ability to prevent future terrorist attacks.
And yes, I'd be more than happy to take her to the range any time.
October 19, 2006, 12:23 PM
Ooh, yay, saucy comments about who should be holding up targets and support for internment camps!
This thread is so totally High Road I can hardly stand it.