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February 27, 2006

The Indecent Ted Rall

Scrawler Rall has loved trashing the families of 9/11, Daniel Pearl's widow, Pat Tillman and now he goes after the passengers of Flight 93 contending the plane was really shot down by Chimpy Bush while the passengers sat like sheep in their seats. John Hawkins posts the relevant part of the 9/11 Commission Report that shows that a passenger revolt, indeed, was the cause of the hijacked plane not completing its mission:

A passenger in the background said, "In the cockpit. If we don't we'll die!" Sixteen seconds later, a passenger yelled, "Roll it!"

The passengers continued their assault and at 10.02, a hijacker said, "Pull it down! Pull it down!"

The hijackers remained at the controls but must have judged that the passengers were only seconds from overcoming them. The airplane headed down; the control wheel was turned hard to the right. The airplane rolled onto its back, and one of the hijackers began shouting "Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest."

With the sounds of the passenger counterattack continuing, the aircraft ploughed into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at 580 miles per hour, about 20 minutes' flying time from Washington, DC.

Jarrah's objective was to crash his airliner into symbols of the American Republic, the Capitol or the White House. He was defeated by the alerted, unarmed passengers of United 93.

Time for me to rerun my Ted Rall parody -- my first and only word on what I believe motivates this indecent excuse for a human being (over the jump)

Ted Rall is John Walker Lindh with a crayon.

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Posted by Darleen at February 27, 2006 09:09 AM


I've seen some Rall satire cartoons on Aaron's Rantblog; I think they're hilarious! Thanks for running them!

Of course he blames Chimpy McBushHitlerHalliburnZioNaziCrusader for downing Flight 93! Don't you know? Chimpy's the sole source of evil in the universe! He even caused the ice age, and wiped out the dinosaurs.


Posted by: TalkinKamel at February 27, 2006 12:13 PM

What has puzzled me about the guy is what did he do with the money his mother gave him for drawing lessons.

Posted by: J Rob at February 27, 2006 01:35 PM

Getting a little too upset over a cartoon arn't you?

It's just a cartoon, after all.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at February 28, 2006 07:44 AM

Getting a little too upset over a cartoon arn't you?

Why? great satire - the soul of good editorial cartoons - requires a kernel of truth. So, Ralls doesn't like this particular truth and creates his own.

That's usually classified as "fantasy" and put on the funny pages (or released as a comic book).

But hey, it's not like Darleen wants to go over to Ralls' house, burn it to the ground, and chop his head off. If she did, he might actually offer an apology.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at February 28, 2006 11:23 AM

You're the one getting snorky about the cartoons, Carl.

The rest of us enjoy laughing at Rall? Why not? He's utterly laughable.

(Yes, what DID he do the money for drawing lessons?)

(The "Back to Iraq" one is a hoot!)

Posted by: TalkinKamel at February 28, 2006 11:58 AM

Rall's pretty good. He doesn't upset me.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at February 28, 2006 08:15 PM

Gee, Carl, it seems to be OK with you if Islamists get upset over cartoons, so why not other people?


Posted by: David R. Block at March 1, 2006 11:09 AM

They don't upset me either way.

What upsets me is the way some governments (including our own) are sort of giving in to the Moslems on this issue.

Moslems in the US are more moderate on this issue. They may not like those images, but they don't get violent as a general rule.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at March 1, 2006 11:54 AM