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Marines Outraged At Desecration Of Emblem In Arizona Republic Newspaper Cartoon!

Posted on 06/14/2006 6:48:12 AM PDT by InfantryMarine

Marines, Former Marines, Veterans, and Citizens are outraged at the desecration of the USMC Emblem as published in the Arizona Republic Newspaper 06/07/06.

Don't know how to post the picture but here is the link: (Perhaps someone can post it for me? and hotlinks for the email addresses to the parties concerned)

http://www.azcentral.com/php-bin/slideshowx.php?referer=azcentral&ssid=3708&slide_nbr=6&numslides=57&go=1&go=1

Here are the addresses, phone, and email contact, information of the folks responsible for this abomination.

I hope they here from us en mass and LOUD! Semper Fi-IM

------------------- Managing Editor Randy Lovely 602-444-8790

randy.lovely@arizonarepublic.com

Editor Ward Bushee 602-444-8087

ward.bushee@arizonarepublic.com

Editorial Cartoonist Steve Benson 602-444-8035

steve.benson@arizonarepublic.com

randy.lovely@arizonarepublic.com ward.bushee@arizonarepublic.com steve.benson@arizonarepublic.com

Company Addresses: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/newsroomphone/byassign.php


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: americans; enemedia; gunnyg; history; marine; marines; usmc; usmcemblem; veterans
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1 posted on 06/14/2006 6:48:14 AM PDT by InfantryMarine
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To: InfantryMarine

2 posted on 06/14/2006 6:49:54 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in... patience, humility, & charity." -St. Philip Neri)
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To: InfantryMarine


"No better friend, no worse enemy."

Perhaps some marines should show the nutjob lefty that smeared the emblem what a "code red" from A Few Good Men really is.


3 posted on 06/14/2006 6:50:06 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: InfantryMarine

http://www.azcentral.com/php-bin/slideshowx.php?referer=azcentral&ssid=3708&slide_nbr=6&numslides=57&go=1&go=1


4 posted on 06/14/2006 6:50:37 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: InfantryMarine

As the wife of a Former Marine, this makes me sick.


5 posted on 06/14/2006 6:51:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Got my towel, got my bar of soap.


6 posted on 06/14/2006 6:51:33 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Jack Bauer" is Arabic for "I'm f*cked.")
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To: InfantryMarine

Is there any doubt left in anyone's mind that the US media is on the side of the Islamic nutjobs?


7 posted on 06/14/2006 6:52:09 AM PDT by Antoninus (I don't vote for liberals -- regardless of party.)
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To: InfantryMarine

Benson is as left wing as one can get. He really hates America.


8 posted on 06/14/2006 6:52:10 AM PDT by engrpat
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To: InfantryMarine

Grrrrrrr.......

9 posted on 06/14/2006 6:52:45 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

The Mafia would drive a Steam Roller over his hands so he never drew another cartoon again.


10 posted on 06/14/2006 6:53:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Antoninus

Nope


11 posted on 06/14/2006 6:53:16 AM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: InfantryMarine
steve.benson@arizonarepublic.com

602-444-8035

Let him have it!

12 posted on 06/14/2006 6:54:44 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: InfantryMarine
It ain't just the Marines that are PO'd by this desecration! This paper and the cartoonist are far beyond the pale in desecrating the honor of all men and women who have served their country.

I truly hope enough people rise up and pummel the living crap out of this POS "news"paper.

13 posted on 06/14/2006 6:55:21 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all)
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To: InfantryMarine

Effing sick bastards. I hope they roast for this.


14 posted on 06/14/2006 6:55:26 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Support American sovereignty - boycott employers of illegal aliens)
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To: InfantryMarine

What a bunch of pathetic bastards. Get the soap and towels or makes these pizdas play some Squadbay 500.


15 posted on 06/14/2006 6:57:03 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Support Network Infrastructure Defense: Kill BlackHats)
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To: InfantryMarine
It is easy to come to the conclusion that the kind of people who print this sort of garbage want nothing more then a violent reaction from those they have so badly offended and enraged. If and when they get this response they can then smile smugly and say "See, I told you so"

The correct response IMO is for all enraged individuals to acknowledge the right to free speech, which the Marines they have trashed have died to protect through the years, and then exercise their own freedom of choice and refuse to purchase the newspaper, refuse to patronize any of the businesses who advertise in the paper and finally contact the advertisers and inform them of your decision to no longer buy their product until an apology is printed on the front page above the fold.
16 posted on 06/14/2006 6:57:47 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: InfantryMarine
I'll let a former Marine say it. Where's your honor, dirt-bag? You are an absolute disgrace!
17 posted on 06/14/2006 6:58:06 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in... patience, humility, & charity." -St. Philip Neri)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

Could you tell the rest of us what 'code red' is? Will you have to kill us after you do?


18 posted on 06/14/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: InfantryMarine

Benson seems to hate white folks too.

He claims thru his cartoons that Americans are lazy and that he admires the work ethic of illegal Mexicans. I wonder if he includes his job among those that doesn't require much of a work ethic to do?


19 posted on 06/14/2006 6:59:23 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (My head hurts.)
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To: InfantryMarine

Hi My name is Mike Tremoglie

I am a writer for The Evening Bulletin, Front Page Magazine, and several other newspapers and magazines.

Recently I wrote a piece about Haditha for the Bulletin in which I mentioned the holier-than-thou hypocrisy of some journalists about Haditha. This would seem to me to be the paradigm of such sanctimony.

It would also make a good article. Do you live in Arizona? If so, what are the opinions of people who have served in Iraq their families etc?

Could you contact me at elfegobaca@comcast.net or nattybumpo1981@yahoo.com?

Thanks

Mike


20 posted on 06/14/2006 7:00:04 AM PDT by William Tell 2
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To: CholeraJoe


I got my towel...and a full coffee can...

The enemies of our nation will, of course, use this as propaganda. This puke knew what he was drawing, and the fact it was published is equally repugnant.

Factless, cowards, enabling and emboldening our enemies need to be delt with "old testament" style. This goes beyond "Free" speech.


21 posted on 06/14/2006 7:00:12 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: netmilsmom
It's not a surprised to see such trash in the Old Media. But, what really frosts me is that they are offering to sell a print of this cartoon. Go to the link you posted and you will see a link saying "Purchase a print of this photo". That's really over the top.
22 posted on 06/14/2006 7:01:49 AM PDT by foxfield
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To: All
Where is the Crescent Moon dripping blood with a severed head, captioned: "Allah Cut-throat"?

........oh nvm..... BASTARDS!

23 posted on 06/14/2006 7:03:11 AM PDT by CygnusXI (Where's that dang Meteor already?)
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To: InfantryMarine

We were just talking about the media's selective focus on another thread.

Isn't it strange how a guy like Ward Churchill can get the benefit of the doubt for over a year while his actions are investigated, and our troops get no grace period for an investigation whatsoever.

The focus on the other thread was Ann Coulter vs Ward Churchill, and which had actually said worse things about those close to the 09/11 tragedy. Churchill damned those who died. Coulter criticized a select few women for their actions. Who got skewerd?

The DM sinks further...


24 posted on 06/14/2006 7:03:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hey Senators, what have you done with those Conservatives we sent to Congress? (CyberAnt Inspired))
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To: InfantryMarine

1 five gallon can of roof coating (tar)
5 full pillows, goose down (feathers)

worked in the past, will work again


25 posted on 06/14/2006 7:03:16 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Pyro7480

Disgusting. It shows such a lack of regard and respect and understanding of the selflessness and honor of these men and women.

They want us to lose. they want terrorists to kill our brave soldiers. Don't tell me otherwise.

Too bad exile isn't an available remedy for some of these hate-America kooks.

As another poster said, when Zarqawi got his just desserts the libs were burning their flags at half-mast.


26 posted on 06/14/2006 7:03:50 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Eagles Talon IV
I contacted them and told them they were a$$holes. So, I made sure I kept my comments to them in line with what they printed. I told them they have the right to print what they want and I have the right to tell them they are a$$holes. Which they are. They don't have to listen to me call them that and I don't have to buy their newspaper.

Ain't America great or what?

27 posted on 06/14/2006 7:03:55 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (What is it about "illegal" you don't understand?)
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To: Al Gator

You forgot the rope and the rail ... That's OK. I got 'em handy.


28 posted on 06/14/2006 7:04:29 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: InfantryMarine

And liberals and the MSM have the audacity and gall to attack Ann Coulter for her remarks.


29 posted on 06/14/2006 7:04:43 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: massgopguy

I know what you mean.

Too bad we can't send this punk to Saddam's Iraq, and let him draw anti-Saddam cartoons. See what happens.

The American public isn't going for this crap this time.


30 posted on 06/14/2006 7:05:05 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: InfantryMarine

Words fail me, at least the words we are permitted to use on FR.

The Arizona Republic is such a rag. Benson is well suited to it and vice versa.


31 posted on 06/14/2006 7:06:04 AM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Join me! Every night I pray for Global Warming . (And I think it's beginning to work.))
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To: InfantryMarine

Steve Benson is a dirtbag. He's been one for years and years. His hate-ridden leftist scribblecrap has polluted the Arizona Repugnant for too long.


32 posted on 06/14/2006 7:07:53 AM PDT by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Pyro7480; RaceBannon

The Corps bends over backwards to police any sort of improper use of force incidents, whether the outside world knows about it or not.

This cartoonist is an ignorant ass.

Race, you see this shiat yet?


33 posted on 06/14/2006 7:07:55 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Eagles Talon IV

I know what you mean.

In my experience, though, a fair number of law enforcement officers are former military.

I'm sure if this cartoonist ever interacts with them, they will make sure they follow the letter of the law exactly, so as not to offend his sensibilities.

I don't know how he'll like it, though.

In the meantime, the reaction to the cartoon may cause a ripple of "see, I told you so" in leftist circles, but the cartoon itself causes a much larger wave of "yes, the left does want us to lose" throughout the country. America's not falling for it this time.


34 posted on 06/14/2006 7:08:25 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: InfantryMarine
The most effective way to deal with this sacrilege is to gather the phone numbers and e-mail or FAX addresses of this newspaper's advertisers and protest to them. This kind of protest hurts all the way up to the corporate office.
35 posted on 06/14/2006 7:09:04 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: Al Gator
1 five gallon can of roof coating (tar)

And it has to be nice the scalding hot.

36 posted on 06/14/2006 7:09:25 AM PDT by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: ladyjane


When a marine is messing up, and endangering his unit, by action or indifference...the marines in his unit may punish him accordingly until the marine gets with the program...

It's a purely fictional act portrayed in the movie "A Few Good Men."

Marines take better methods (through increased training, etc.) at ensuring their comrades are up to par with the standards of the corps. Hollywood always sees the worst, and likes to imagine things.

However, for this puke cartoonist...it may be his right to be malicious and fallacious, but it would also seem prudent to give him a "code red" hollywood...style...since it would seem appropo and, I doubt, reason would work.

Tired of lib, pukes, demeaning our military. It's about time seditionists and those of evil intent start to feel repercussions for what they publish.


37 posted on 06/14/2006 7:09:28 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: InfantryMarine
Here's the Assclown!


38 posted on 06/14/2006 7:11:15 AM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Pyro7480
This bastard knows that he can get away with this, because the Marines are NOT the cold-blooded-murderers-of-the-world that he is portraying them to be.

Let this punk do that with an Islamic symbol, and he'll find out who the *#&%#%* murderers in this world are.

39 posted on 06/14/2006 7:12:24 AM PDT by wyattearp (Study! Study! Study! Or BONK, BONK, on the head!)
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To: InfantryMarine
Steve Benson is a hateful little toilet tick. He is embittered because his Mormon Church could see his hatred and kicked him out. He lies about all things conservative and twists situations to conform to his agenda.

In other words, he isn't worth a second thought. (I would love to see him get his comeuppance!)
40 posted on 06/14/2006 7:12:36 AM PDT by lawdude (Murtha: SPEAK LIES TO THE WEAK!)
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Benson needs a good a$$-whoopin'!
"The beatings will continue until morale improves"


41 posted on 06/14/2006 7:12:39 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Concretebob/Coop in '08)
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To: Spiff

Actually, cold works just as well. It will take eons to clean off, much skin coming too!

Scalding hot changes the nature of the charges, if you are caught.

;-)


42 posted on 06/14/2006 7:15:51 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Eagles Talon IV
Please consider this
The correct response IMO is for all enraged individuals to acknowledge the right to free speech, which the Marines they have trashed have died to protect through the years, and then exercise their own freedom of choice and refuse to purchase the newspaper, refuse to patronize any of the businesses who advertise in the paper and finally contact the advertisers and inform them of your decision to no longer buy their product until an apology is printed on the front page above the fold.
43 posted on 06/14/2006 7:16:48 AM PDT by Shimmer128 ( If you don't change the direction you're going you're going to wind up where you are headed.)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

"Factless, cowards, enabling and emboldening our enemies need to be delt with "old testament" style. This goes beyond "Free" speech."

It is ok as free speech and makes Ann Coulter easier to understand!


44 posted on 06/14/2006 7:18:50 AM PDT by lawdude (Murtha: SPEAK LIES TO THE WEAK!)
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To: Shimmer128

That...or they could make use of their right to bear arms.


45 posted on 06/14/2006 7:18:57 AM PDT by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: InfantryMarine
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

46 posted on 06/14/2006 7:19:08 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Children are a Blessing Abortion is slapping God in the Face !)
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To: InfantryMarine

GyG Response...

http://www.angelfire.com/ca4/gunnyg/thennnow.html


47 posted on 06/14/2006 7:21:01 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: lawdude

Please disseminate to all your email lists and encourage them to contact the AZ Republic links and phone numbers to express their disapproval of their allowing this screed to be published.

Media outlets to should be notified.

Thanks!


48 posted on 06/14/2006 7:22:12 AM PDT by InfantryMarine
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To: Shimmer128

Second that.


49 posted on 06/14/2006 7:22:47 AM PDT by NonLinear (He's dead, Jim)
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To: Centurion2000

Soap and towels my butt. Get a bucket of wet sand and a stiff scrub brush.


50 posted on 06/14/2006 7:24:22 AM PDT by scooter2
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