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Michelle Obama Speech

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:37 pm

L.A. Times:

Michelle Obama delivered an affectionate tribute to her husband Tuesday night as a man of courage and unshakable conviction, putting a warm gloss on an opening convention program filled with harsh attacks on Republican Mitt Romney.

“I didn’t think it was possible, but today I love my husband more than I did four years ago. Even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met,” the first lady said in a prime-time speech carried live by the major TV networks. “I love that he’s never forgotten how he started. I love that we can trust Barack to do what he says he’s going to do even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard.”

Why do I post this? To explain why I don’t think I am going to be “covering” this convention as a blogger. Never mind just being busy in general. I don’t think I can stomach watching bilge like this.

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe something will come along that will spark my interest and I’ll catch it on YouTube. But right now I just have zero interest in watching this stuff.

More open threads, here we come!

Open Thread: Democrat Convention

Filed under: 2012 Election,Obama — Patterico @ 7:16 am

It ain’t like the old days:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The last time Democrats assembled for their national convention, the proceedings were awash in a mix of giddy exuberance and teary emotion as delegates nominated the party’s first African American presidential candidate.

Four years after the party in Denver, that jubilation has cooled.

And that’s the L.A. Times.

Your observations below.

Aaron Walker Could Use Your Help

Filed under: Brett Kimberlin,General — Patterico @ 7:15 am

The bad guys are swarming Aaron again and he could use your help.

I told you over the weekend how pro-Occupy and pro-Kimberlin forces had threatened Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby, who participated in the making of Occupy Unmasked. The story was reported in the Hollywood Reporter:

“We’ll be legitimately raping Brandon Darby and Lee Stranahan for the next several days while they are tied up with the movie premier at the RNC,” reads an email from The email includes Darby’s and Stranahan’s cell phone numbers.

One tweet reads, “While @S[tr]anahan is in Tampa this week, should Texas rapists be told where to find his wife since he supports the rape of everyone else?”

If you want the details, Joe Brooks has them here and here. (The bad guys attempted to wipe some of the evidence off the Internet, but Joe preserved it.)

The tweet about rapists being told where to find Stranahan’s wife came from pro-Kimberlin tweeter OccupyRebellion. Then pro-Kimberlin blogger the Liberal Grouch asked Stranahan: “How would your wife feel about having John Finman Norton skulking around in her back yard taking pictures, Stranny?” After assuring Stranahan that his wife was “safe” the Liberal Grouch added: “Better idea, Stranny. How about we find out where you are staying and rape YOU?” Then he added that nobody would actually do that, throwing insults at Stranahan about his cleanliness, and concluded:

But maybe it would be nice for a pro-rape asshole such as yourself to understand the fear a woman faces at the concept of rape.

How many men do you figure it would take to hold you down, Stranny.

I bet one could do it.

(Emphasis in original.)

The Liberal Grouch also published Stranahan’s address in a post titled “Let’s Visit the Stranahans at Home!”

So: Aaron commented about all that, and the Liberal Grouch twisted Aaron’s words and claimed that Aaron had defamed him somehow. Now pro-Kimberlin entity Breitbart Unmasked says he will be raising money for the Liberal Grouch to sue Aaron.

Aaron still has no job and is still fighting these cretins in court. He could use your help. Just go to his blog and hit the top PayPal link. I just donated $50.

And if you do donate, please let us know below. Let the bad guys know that you are defending the right to comment about their atrocious behavior.

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