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« on: September 20, 2007, 11:45:53 AM »

Sally Field Doesn't Speak for Me
Wed Sep 19, 3:00 AM ET

Like actress Sally Field, I am a mom. Unlike Sally Field, I do not live in La-La Land. We breathe a different brand of oxygen. We hold diametrically opposed worldviews. We have nothing in common but stretch marks.


Contrary to tongue-tied Sally's incoherent Primetime Emmy Awards diatribe, childbearing and childrearing experiences do not bond all women in a universal sorority of non-confrontation. There are sheep moms. There are lion moms. We know which kind Sally Field is.

"If mothers ruled the, ruled the world, there would be no god-damned wars in the first place," Field bleated. In the Gidget Guide to Parenting, mothers are appeasers and hand-holders. Our maternal instincts supposedly lead us to shun fights and coddle bullies instead of disciplining them.

There would be "no god-damned wars," Silly Sally, because we'd all be conquered chattel if Field Diplomacy "ruled the world."

Motherhood and peace-making are not synonymous. Motherhood requires ferocity, the will and resolve to protect one's own children at all costs, and a life-long commitment to sacrifice for a family's betterment and survival. Conflict avoidance is incompatible with good mothering.

On the playground of life, Sally Field is the mom who looks the other way when the brat on the elementary school slide pushes your son to the ground or throws dirt in your daughter's face.

She's the mom who holds her tongue at the mall when thugs spew profanities and make crude gestures in front of her brood. She's the mom who tells her child never to point out when a teacher gets her facts wrong.

She's the mom who buys her teenager beer, condoms and a hotel room on prom night, because she'd rather give in than assert her parental authority and do battle.

She's the mom whose minivan sports insipid bumper stickers preaching non-intervention at all costs: "Peace is patriotic." "War is not the answer." "It Will Be a Great Day When Our Schools Get All the Money They Need and the Air Force Has to Hold a Bake Sale to Buy a Bomber."

Hollywood can afford to indulge Sally Field's inarticulate naivete. America cannot. And the very moms that Sally Field claims to speak for know it.

This weekend, I met dozens of military mothers in Washington, D.C., who fervently oppose the Sally Field/Cindy Sheehan model of maternal submission and immediate surrender. They were among several thousand grass-roots activists who turned out for the "Gathering of Eagles" counter-demonstration on the National Mall.

Deborah Johns, mother of William, a Marine who has served three tours of duty in Iraq, condemned the Left's demonization of Gen. David Petraeus and urged Congress to oppose a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq. "Cindy Sheehan doesn't speak for me," Johns said. "She has never spoken for me. And she will never speak for me. . . . We are not going to let the domestic enemies at home defeat us like they did" during the Vietnam War.

Debbie Lee, mother of Mark, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq, rejected the anti-war movement's infantilization of the troops. She was galled at the George Soros-funded ANSWER "die-in" usurping the names and legacies of those who have died serving in Iraq. Describing her son's heroism and her support of the counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq, she said: "You can't 'take' someone's life who gives it . . . and Mark willingly gave his life. . . . God redeployed Mark to heaven."

In Sally World, these mothers and their sons are helpless victims. In Sally World, self-defense is for "war-mongers." In Sally World, you can pretend that the bloodthirsty mothers who strap al Qaeda suicide bomb vests on their toddlers and sit them down in front of the television to watch the Jew-hating Hamas Mickey Mouse don't exist. In Sally World, you need only to embrace our enemies, "imagine" peace and rub your Emmy Award like a magic lamp as you wish global jihad away.

In the real world, not all women think with their wombs instead of their brains. In the real world, you can't just give evil a "time-out." Sally Field fancies herself the mother of all spokesmothers. To which I say, in my most maternally combative tone: Speak for your own bleepin' self, sister.

Michelle Malkin is author of "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild." Her e-mail address is malkinblog@gmail.com.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 11:56:35 AM »

"If mothers ruled the, ruled the world, there would be no god-damned wars in the first place," Field bleated. In the Gidget Guide to Parenting, mothers are appeasers and hand-holders. Our maternal instincts supposedly lead us to shun fights and coddle bullies instead of disciplining them.

That myth always kills me. In college I worked as a nurses' aide, which is very much a woman's world. Oftentimes I was the only male in the building, except for the patients. And I can tell you with absolute certainty: if I were to fall into the hands of an enemy someday, I'd hope it was a man and not a woman. A man will beat you until you say uncle. Too many women I've known won't be satisfied as long as you have a shred of decency or hope left in your heart. When you've lost your wife, kids, house and job, live under a bridge or in jail, and the whole world uses your name as an epithet of contempt and disgust... then she might be satisfied.

Think Hillary and the travel office. It wasn't enough to fire Billy Dale. She had to try and send him to prison for life. Why? To justify herself. So nobody could dispute her decision to give her cronies the job.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 12:41:35 PM »

Sally Field Doesn't Speak for Me
Wed Sep 19, 3:00 AM ET

Like actress Sally Field, I am a mom.


DUDE!I've always thought you were a guy!?!

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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 01:03:36 PM »

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On the playground of life, Sally Field is the mom who looks the other way when the brat on the elementary school slide pushes your son to the ground or throws dirt in your daughter's face.

She's the mom who holds her tongue at the mall when thugs spew profanities and make crude gestures in front of her brood. She's the mom who tells her child never to point out when a teacher gets her facts wrong.

She's the mom who buys her teenager beer, condoms and a hotel room on prom night, because she'd rather give in than assert her parental authority and do battle.

She's the mom whose minivan sports insipid bumper stickers preaching non-intervention at all costs: "Peace is patriotic." "War is not the answer." "It Will Be a Great Day When Our Schools Get All the Money They Need and the Air Force Has to Hold a Bake Sale to Buy a Bomber."

Do you know Sally Field and know this to be fact, Michelle?  Or is it just slander? I'd like to see some backup or proof of some kind, Michelle.
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 02:11:07 PM »

Do you know Sally Field and know this to be fact, Michelle?  Or is it just slander? I'd like to see some backup or proof of some kind, Michelle.

Histrionics from Michelle Malkin?  It is hard to believe. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 03:27:43 PM »

Malkin is using Sally Field as a representative of "sheep moms," so those statements aren't meant as statements of fact about Field herself, but about "sheep moms" in general.   
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 04:42:00 PM »

Why is Sally Field a representative of anything?

Remember when she appeared before congressional committees to talk about farming problems?

She's never worked a farm. She played the role of a woman who owned a farm. That's it.

If Sally Field can represent farmers before congressional committees, then why not allow Harrison Ford to appear regarding terrorism issues? IIRC, he's killed a few terrorists in his movies, so he should be the perfect candidate.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 05:10:00 PM »

Sally Field, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Streisand, and all the other barking moonbants with zero relevance.  Yippee.  Slow news day - I guess that's a good thing.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 10:44:06 PM »

Sally Field, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Streisand, and all the other barking moonbants with zero relevance.  Yippee.  Slow news day - I guess that's a good thing.

Yeah but Susan Sarandon is kind of a hottie. smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 01:12:21 AM »

All the monsters have mothers.

If mothers could have, or wanted to, end all wars, they would have thousands of years ago.  Mother-love is not the basis of a rational and fair civil society.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2007, 01:15:06 AM »

All the monsters have mothers.

Ah, but did they have fathers? Maybe what they needed was fatherly discipline and a manly example.   police

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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 01:47:23 AM »

My point was that Field's remarks were unthinking sentimental crap.

Either mothers can't or don't want to "bring utopia" to all mankind.

If only life were as simple as her mind...
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2007, 08:01:43 AM »

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If only life were as simple as her mind...
Can I get an AMEN out there?

AAAAAAAAMEN!!

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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 01:23:14 AM »

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"You can't 'take' someone's life who gives it . . . and Mark willingly gave his life. . . . God redeployed Mark to heaven."

Oh geez.  I am going to vomit.

Denial at its finest.
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