Skip to comments.Michelle Malkin Brings Down the Roof at AFP Defending the American Dream Summit (Video)
Posted on 08/03/2012 7:22:22 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Michelle Malkin was in top form tonight in Washington DC for the AFP Defending the American Dream Summit.
Michelle told the conservative audience: My parents didnt come here with nothing. Not knowing anybody. Not having a dime in their pockets
For me to be a wallflower. So that I could sit here while the American dream is being destroyed. Michelle then pointed to the American Dream banner and told Barack Obama, You didnt build this! The audience loved it!
My parents didnt come here with nothing.” Sounds like Michelle opened with ghetto slang.
She’s got conviction, that’s for sure.
My parents didnt come here with nothing. Sounds like Michelle opened with ghetto slang.
Ah hah, the grammar Nazis have arrived. Actually, I expect that Michelle came from the good English grammar ghetto.
Which of the following POSITIVE statements would be correct (or sound most correct to you)?
1. My parents came here with nothing!
2. My parents came here with anything!
Now make whichever one of the above is grammatically correct NEGATIVE and what do you have?
I’m not trying to be a nit-picker, but I think Michelle Malkin is wonderful and I don’t like to see her (even marginally and in good humor) attacked. I believe that Michelle’s word construction was correct.
Great Caesar's Ghost! What a gorgeous and lovely lass!
And what a treat!
Wow... .and the horse you rode in on buddy.
....and, remember, Michelle’s NEGATIVE word “didn’t” applied to “come here” and not to “nothing”. OK, I’m hereby resigning my temporary commission in the Grammar Nazis.
The problem is that the first 3 clauses were written up as separate sentences, followed by the part that completes the thought:
My parents didnt come here with nothing. Not knowing anybody. Not having a dime in their pockets For me to be a wallflower.
What she meant was that her parents came here with nothing, knowing no one, not a dime in their pockets, and they didn’t go through all that to see her be a wallflower.
The fault, Dear Brutus, lies in the pUnct-uat’ion;
I wonder what you'd do with "The Sermon on the Mount." :)
My parents didnt come here with nothing, not knowing anybody, not having a dime in their pockets for me to be a wallflower.
There fixed it. It was faulty punctuation to make her sound stupid. It actually was one sentence.
Hey, I got hammered on here recently for a missing apostrophe.
And that’s EXACTLY what she said. The opening poster transcribed it with periods—not Michelle. Listen to the video and you’ll (at least I did when I listened to it) hear that she spoke it as “commas”.
God, I feel like a teenager about to sign up for the Michelle Malkin fan club. My wife will kill me.
She’s married and has a son and a daughgter. Sorry steve.
She’ll be speaking at our Freedom Conference in Colorado at the end of August.
Obama murdered the sermon on the mount.... check You tube... its there for all to see.
I DIG, LOVE, ADORE, REVERE and ADMIRE Michelle. Her inner fire and passion for America is unmatched. I would add 'having a drink with her while chatting politics' onto my bucket list. She's filling in Breitbart's shoes just fine.
Really I dont believe it people woudnt do that.
Would ‘’My parents arrived here without anything’’ be correct?
She said it correctly... whomever wrote the article screwed it up. Here it is with the better punctuation:
My parents didnt come here with nothing, not knowing anybody, not having a dime in their pockets for me to be a wallflower.”