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Michelle Malkin Brings Down the Roof at AFP Defending the American Dream Summit (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 3,2011 | Jim Hoft

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 didn’t 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 didn’t build this!” The audience loved it!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afp; heroine; malkin; michellemalkin; preachit

1 posted on 08/03/2012 7:22:32 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

“My parents didn’t come here with nothing.” Sounds like Michelle opened with ghetto slang.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 7:41:29 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Hojczyk

Malkin rocks.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 7:55:03 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Hojczyk

She’s got conviction, that’s for sure.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“My parents didn’t come here with nothing.” Sounds like Michelle opened with ghetto slang.
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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!
or
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.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 7:59:33 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Hojczyk
If I was, oh, say, thirty years younger...and not married to my wife of...shall we say...nearing four decades...Michelle Malkin wouldn't be safe.

Great Caesar's Ghost! What a gorgeous and lovely lass!

And what a treat!

6 posted on 08/03/2012 8:04:18 PM PDT by stevem
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Wow... .and the horse you rode in on buddy.


7 posted on 08/03/2012 8:07:07 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: House Atreides

....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.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The problem is that the first 3 clauses were written up as separate sentences, followed by the part that completes the thought:

“My parents didn’t 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;


9 posted on 08/03/2012 8:24:13 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Humble Servant
I believe that Malkin's message is what counts. The lady makes her living writing, but you guys are a tough crowd.

I wonder what you'd do with "The Sermon on the Mount." :)

10 posted on 08/03/2012 8:37:32 PM PDT by ibytoohi (What the hell has happened to my country?)
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To: Humble Servant

My parents didn’t 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.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 8:41:43 PM PDT by yldstrk ( That is corrMy heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: House Atreides

Hey, I got hammered on here recently for a missing apostrophe.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 8:43:37 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: yldstrk

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.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 8:50:21 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: stevem

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.


14 posted on 08/03/2012 9:03:32 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: ibytoohi

Obama murdered the sermon on the mount.... check You tube... its there for all to see.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 9:06:57 PM PDT by Invictus (I'll never get used to living in the USSA (ununited socialist states of america))
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To: yldstrk
"Didn't come here with nothing" is incorrect no matter how you slice, dice or puree it.

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.

16 posted on 08/03/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dainbramaged

Really I dont believe it people woudnt do that.


17 posted on 08/03/2012 9:52:32 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: House Atreides

Would ‘’My parents arrived here without anything’’ be correct?


18 posted on 08/03/2012 10:27:17 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Bookmarking


19 posted on 08/03/2012 10:30:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

She said it correctly... whomever wrote the article screwed it up. Here it is with the better punctuation:

“My parents didn’t come here with nothing, not knowing anybody, not having a dime in their pockets… for me to be a wallflower.”


20 posted on 08/03/2012 10:51:09 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: jmacusa

Would ‘’My parents arrived here without anything’’ be correct?
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I don’t know, but:

“My parents arrived here without anything, not knowing anybody, not having a dime in their pockets… for me to be a wallflower.”

isn’t as poetic as and doesn’t flow nearly as well as:

“My parents didn’t come here with nothing, not knowing anybody, not having a dime in their pockets… for me to be a wallflower.”


21 posted on 08/03/2012 11:32:05 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
“My parents didn’t come here with nothing.” Sounds like Michelle opened with ghetto slang.

Since you are calling correctly formatted speech "ghetto slang", shouldn't you have said "It sounds like..."?

22 posted on 08/04/2012 3:10:10 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I am in disagreement with you but it’s ok.


23 posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:19 AM PDT by yldstrk ( That is corrMy heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
""Didn't come here with nothing" is incorrect no matter how you slice, dice or puree it."......"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."

I'll gladly accept your second state with my comment that notwithstanding her sentence construction you, and others, understood exactly the point and grammatical meaning she was expressing.

However, as to your first statement, you grammatical snobs that are legends in your own minds are only revealing yourselves to be arrogant, holy than thou, a$$holes starving for attention. Look that sentence up in your structure manual!!

24 posted on 08/04/2012 6:41:15 AM PDT by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: Mountain Mary
She’ll be speaking at our Freedom Conference in Colorado at the end of August.

Michelle Malkin is one of the real treats in modern punditry. If I knew she was speaking in my neighborhood, I would make it a point to rearrange my schedule to go listen.

25 posted on 08/04/2012 1:46:29 PM PDT by stevem
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