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Ted Rall... he's ba-a-ack...

How does one begin to describe Ted Rall?

He's a hate-filled asshat who smears our troops on a semi-regular basis and is dripping with nothing but smug condescension and vile hatred for the men and women who give him the freedom to be a complete and total asshat. He's published in over 140 publications, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, received first place in both the 1995 and 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for Cartoons, and was awarded the 1998 Deadline Club Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Left just loves this guy.

Back in July, I wrote about his then-latest smear of our troops. He published a new cartoon calling our troops suicide bombers, saying our troops are possessed with religious fervor, poor education, immaturity, blind obedience, etc. This is also the same Ted Rall who called Pat Tillman an idiot, a sap, and a "cog in low-rent occupation army that shot more innocent civilians than terrorists to prop up puppet leaders and exploit gas and oil resources".

He even accused our troops of being murderers for Halliburton (there's one we've never heard before):

There was a time when service in U.S. military was honorable and professionally rewarding. But because of politicians who use the military to pump up corporate profits instead of defending us, that was a long time ago. Americans with personal integrity should boycott the volunteer military and discourage everyone they care about to do the same. "They come from parts of the country where jobs are hard to find," an acquaintance condescendingly excuses the enlistees. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? I'd rather sleep under a bridge, eating trash out of a Dumpster, than murder human beings for Halliburton.

If we're attacked by a foreign power, as we last were in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Americans will line up to volunteer. World War II, won six decades ago by a storied generation of draftees and volunteers, was fought to defend American freedom. But we haven't fought an honorable war since.

You know, why do I have the feeling that Ted Rall was the bespectacled kid with a runny nose who everyone hated in high school, and was beaten up by the football team over and over again?

Anyways, Ted Rall has decided that he hasn't smeared and insulted the people ensuring his freedoms quite enough yet, and has come out with yet another vile cartoon, characterizing our troops as idiots and saying that only idiots die at war.

Here's my question. According to this cartoon, natural selection is kicking in and that's why our troops are dying.

But if that's the case, then why is Ted Rall still with us? If natural selection had really kicked in, he would've been among the first to go.

And you know, the world would probably be a better place.

But just make sure to not ever, ever question his patriotism.

Hat Tip: Little Green Footballs


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Comments (19)

*sigh* I wish everyone woul... (Below threshold)

*sigh* I wish everyone would simply ignore him... it will only bring more people to see his work

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Why on earth do people keep... (Below threshold)

Why on earth do people keep giving this guy the soapbox? I agree he is a vile person - is that why you find it necessary to dredge him up, like viewing a car accident. Please just ignore him.

This is how the left feels ... (Below threshold)

This is how the left feels and thinks. Period.

I think you're being too ha... (Below threshold)

I think you're being too hard on them Jo, they surely don't think. It's more of a stimulus/response sort of thing.

I'm with Steve, but then, I told the Wash Post (who carries his cartoon, I think) that I would never read their rag again (after a trifecta of Hamas', Hezbollah's and Ted Rall's spewings in one week) so there's nothing more I can do about it.

I'm sure Harry Reid will fa... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

I'm sure Harry Reid will fall over himself in a rush to criticize him, then follow up that tirade with a sternly worded letter to Rall's syndicator.

He's sure to catch hell from Charlie Rangel as well since everyone (in certain lefty circles...) knows blacks and hispanics are the cannon fodder in Iraq. Rall is clearly insinuating they are stupid and the nation's collective IQ is higher with every one killed.

I'm just glad the left is finally abandoning the charade of supporting the troops.

I'm just glad the left i... (Below threshold)

I'm just glad the left is finally abandoning the charade of supporting the troops.

If I had a dollar for every time I've read that sentence since 2003, I would have a lot of dollars.
This is absolutely nothing new for Ted Rall or the left in general, it's just more of the same old, same old.

Several of you are saying t... (Below threshold)

Several of you are saying that we should just ignore it because it's nothing new. But I just don't understand that. Ted Rall smears our troops all the time, so we should just ignore him. Ted Rall constantly demeans their sacrifice, and we shouldn't hold him accountable.

Well, he gets ignored plenty and he ain't going away, so that advice is kaput.

In my opinion, we should get angry when we see this, no matter how often it happens. If it happens all the time, we should just get angrier -- not more complacent. I'm not saying anyone should go set fire to his house or ask for him to be censored, but we shouldn't sit back and ignore it, either. We shouldn't hesitate to speak up when he or anyone else pulls this crap.

Don't our troops deserve that much?

Perpetual anger is the hall... (Below threshold)

Perpetual anger is the hallmark of the left.

If you want to let the Wash Post know they shouldn't carry this guy anymore, do it. They will ignore you as they've ignored everybody before.

Look at CNN and MSNBC and the NY Times, they're circling the toilet because of their hate-Amerikkka attitude, but they won't change it.
CNN is the one who admitted to lying for a reallio, trulio fascist dictator and yet, their fans call FauxNews "Fascist".

I think the "ignore them" calls are all about ignoring when your baby keeps banging his spoon on the highchair, paying attention only keeps him doing it. If you ignore it, he'll stop.

He's like Ann Coulter without the brains, he's had to get more outrageous to get noticed. I'm actually curious to see how low he can go. He's already lower than (insert homespun phrase from Dan Rather here), so where is there left for him to go?

I want to ignore him in the "don't link to him" way, but I want people to see what our tolerant, peace-loving and totally non-hate-filled left is doing. But even he is over the top, why not just highlight what Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid is saying today? That way, they can't say something snide about how he's not actually a Democratic official.

I agree with Cassy here. S... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

I agree with Cassy here. Shine the light on these cockroaches, and many more people can witness what they are all about.

It could even shame a few of them out of their libtard fog.

Ted Rall is a despicable hu... (Below threshold)

Ted Rall is a despicable human being. The fact that he is celebrated and feted by the Left goes to illustrate the difference between Left and the Right.
It also shows the danger of electing to positions of national defense, people who agree with him.

His cartoons suck. Why are ... (Below threshold)

His cartoons suck. Why are you reading them? Tom the Dancing Bug, now that's a comic.

"If we're attacked by a for... (Below threshold)

"If we're attacked by a foreign power, as we last were in 1941 at Pearl Harbor, Americans will line up to volunteer."

If Ted makes this statement thinking he will be part of the volunteer effort, he will be surprised. If WE/Americans have to line UP again for ANY reason, Ted Rall and his loony left kind, better RUN.

I think the term is (friendly fire). As far as I'm concerned, leftards are just as much an ENEMY of this country as anyone who may attack us.

I support the right of Ted ... (Below threshold)

I support the right of Ted (gack) Rall to put out whatever he might please, no matter how vile, malicious, nasty or untruthful. As an American, he's entitled to his opinion, no matter how much I might, we might, anyone might disagree with it.

And I disagree with his work. Man, do I disagree with it. I'd be tempted to get one of his books and toss it into a paper shredder, then bag up the bits and send it back to him, but even at remaindered prices I can't see wasting the money. I most decidedly don't want to see him censored, forced to shut up, jailed, or shot. That's not our way. That's what you'll find in the two-bit dictatorships that THEY support.

No, what I'd love is to see him get a damn clue. But I don't see it happening - the man gets too much recognition for the crap he pushes, and he'll continue pushing it as long as he gets the accolades from the clueless left. He's received a lot of very positive reinforcement for his stance - it's not going to change without a real hard reality bitch-slap, and even then I'm doubtful it'll change for long. I saw it happen with an acquaintance right after 9/11 - she was very military- and Bush-negative before, then swung to supportive... and a few weeks later it was back to all our fault and the US the source of all evil once more. She'd managed to settle the conflicts in her mind, all was right (wrong) in her world again.

Some folks just can't handle any significant alteration in their worldview - it brings too many deeply held ideas into question, and there aren't any workable answers. It becomes better to ignore reality completely, and turn the narrative into something you're familiar with, making the enemy into 'brave freedom fighters' and our soldiers into the bad guys... it's what they're most comfortable with.

And the day after another attack on an American city he will likely pen another piece of crap blaming the government for not doing ENOUGH to stop the terrorists. He might actually venerate the military for a week or two, until they actually respond to the act, and then they'll become the bad guys again and Ted Rall will breath a sigh of relief.

THAT, after all, is how he sees them. And one doesn't give up one's enemies lightly.

Freedom of speech isn't a sometime thing. It is perhaps even more important to make sure it isn't limited when you disagree with it. Ted (gack) Rall has managed to torque off pretty much everyone to his right... and it's his right to do so. We might not agree, but we don't have the right to force him to shut up.

We can tolerate free speech. We know that eventually the lies will be exposed and the truth will be apparent. The left, however, cannot. There's little to no truth what they support - they know the views and 'news' they've got won't bear examination. Dissent isn't patriotic to them, it's something that must not be allowed to occur. Look at how fast dissent is stifled in WizbangBlue.

Let's not call for the same.


TED RALL and ARRON McGRUDER... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

TED RALL and ARRON McGRUDER their are the most vile forms of life on earth

JL: I guess I missed the c... (Below threshold)

JL: I guess I missed the clamor to suppress his free speech. I did see a few folks commenting about not promulgating his efforts. There's a difference.

His type of efforts, like Ann Coulter's, are designed to stimulate emotion. I think its not worth getting angry about. Really, don't a number of folks here enjoy making fun of folks frothing at AC comments?

I think the best action is to point out continued BDS BS from time to time and move on. I like the idea of posting an example cartoon WITHOUT a link.

Good post Cassy.

As a member of NH Mensa and... (Below threshold)

As a member of NH Mensa and a Navy vet, all I can add is fsck ted rall.

I always get a chuckle when I think about who the mullahs are coming for first... the media, the acedemics, and the Jewish faith. Not necessarily in that order. Convert or die; Diane Sawyer will gladly wear a birqua, Ted Rall with be the new Islamic rage boy, the liberals don't have the balls to stand up to oppression.

An interesting (to some) si... (Below threshold)

An interesting (to some) side note: Remember the Air Force Major Jill Metzger fiasco? Mr. Rall was at one time being heavily lobbied/ solicited to produce a cartoon lambasting her and the Air Force "cover up" of the investigation surrounding her 3-day disappearance.

PS -- (will probably be pilloried for this, but) I personally think some of his earlier works were both amusing and thought provoking.

Ted RAll...the original pos... (Below threshold)
Cynthia Davis St. Larnston:

Ted RAll...the original poster child for abortion.






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