Archive 2004 June «
Is it real or is it a parody? Either way, it’s the winner: From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:25 PM U stupyd ass bitch. why u gotta talk shyt about tupac shakur? u dunt know shyt u dum asian bytch.
Am scheduled to be on FOX at around 5:45pm to talk 2Pac.
Lots of folks are buzzing about this vile anti-Bush image, which was printed in the Nation magazine’s latest issue. It is, as the site mentions, a take-off of Goya’s famous painting, “Saturn Devouring one of his Children.” The bright bulb who came up with this stunningly unoriginal idea (an Independent cartoonist did the same thing […]
Bad advice from a 911 dispatcher. Read the whole chilling transcript. Via Nashville Files Blog. Bill Hobbs comments: “Moral of the story: Take responsibility for your own defense.” Update: A police dispatcher disagrees: “From reading the transcript alone, the dispatcher did just what they were supposed to do: keep the caller on the phone and […]
Terrific op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal by UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo (link is for subscribers only): Taken as a whole, the Court’s message is unmistakable: The days when terrorism was merely considered a law enforcement problem and our only forces were limited to the FBI, federal prosecutors and the criminal justice […]
Column’s up: What your kid is learning in school: Update: A public school teacher in the Bronx shares her experience: I’m a 23 year old high school science teacher in the Bronx and I recently asked my ninth graders what their favorite book was. Almost every one of them told me it was “Down These […]
Sympathetic stories about photo-taking illegal immigrants seem to be the order of the day. The New York Times gives us the sad story of Purna Raj Bajracharya of Nepal. Shortly after September 11, Bajracharya was seen videotaping a building that contained an FBI office. He was detained for three months in New York City, then […]
Open-borders zealot Jack Kemp has withdrawn his endorsement of GOP candidate Vernon Robinson. No big loss. But it’s interesting to see who Kemp and his elitist friends thinks should be kept out of Washington. Robinson is a staunch, grass-roots Reagan Republican and rising star in the conservative movement with a remarkable personal history: The son […]
A former Marine corps reservist takes on the Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran and the rest of the newspaper’s Baghdad bureau. A sample: Iraq veterans often say they are confused by American news coverage, because their experience differs so greatly from what journalists report. Soldiers and Marines point to the slow, steady progress in almost all […]
The Chicago Times reports: “Couple beaten at Sox game after objecting to cursing.” The couple, concerned about what their young children were hearing in the stands, had asked two foul-mouthed brothers to watch their language. The parents suffered broken noses and black eyes — with the father requiring six stitches. Two quick things struck me […]
Sigh. Another entry for my People’s Republic of Maryland file. According to the Washington Post, the central planners and social engineers on the Montgomery County Council are in a huff because there are not enough minority firefighters. Is this because the libs are discriminating against non-white firefighters? No, it’s because a race-blind hiring and testing […]
Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reports on a Customs memo ordering airport immigration inspectors to be on the lookout for Pakistani visitors who might have attended terrorist training camps: In an unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered inspectors at America’s largest airports to examine all travelers of Pakistani descent — including U.S. citizens […]
You all know how I feel about the Wall Street Journal editorial board’s muddle-headedness on immigration. It’s all the more frustrating because the board remains a beacon on other vital national security issues. The newspaper’s editorial today on the Supreme Court rulings is the best analysis I’ve read. It recommends that Congress do its part […]
No, it’s not what you think. First, take a look at this USA Today feature on Hollywood leftists who are marketing political t-shirts: Celebrities are wearing T-shirts that make political statements or that urge young people to get out and vote. USA TODAY’s Karen Thomas looks at Hollywood’s election-year style: Ashley Judd The De-Lovely star […]
My former colleagues at the Seattle Times have published a blog since January 2004. There are nine staff members who post to the Seattle Times Opinion blog, “where our editorial writers and editors share their evolving thoughts on a variety of issues.” None of them has had anything to say since June 18. The blog, […]
Boxer/savage/vagrant Mike Tyson: ‘When I had money I was an animal. I was so belligerent. I lost all across the board. My life has been a total waste.’
Wading through this morning’s Supreme Court rulings on the Guantanamo Bay detainees and enemy combatants, at least one thing is immediately clear. The use of the military tribunals that the Bush administration fought so hard for is loooong overdue. Background here and here, including an unexpected defense of military tribunals from John Dean. Update: Just […]
Shorter Washington Post Style section: Intrepid writer Laura Sessions Stepp discovers a species of young males known as “players.” Stepp puts her Washington Post expense account to good use by accompanying some teens to their high school dance for some on-the-scene reporting: “It’s not that these guys play hard to get,” Erin Dall-Silver says at […]
Via Binyamin Jolkovsky of Jewish World Review: THE MISTAKE OF CLINTON’S ‘LIFE’ Bill Clinton has been characterized in many ways, often unflattering. But would even the most strident Bubba basher describe his life as a “failure”? There’s no need to — the ex-prez has already done so himself. Believe it or not, in the last […]
A homeland security employee sent me this depressing story about the FBI and DHS feuding over a name change: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement will not get a name change, Assistant Secretary Michael Garcia told employees Friday afternoon. The announcement puts an end to a months-long effort by ICE officials to change the […]
Allan Wall, an American who lives in Mexico, is one of the best commentators on U.S.-Mexican relations and the failures of immigration enforcement. Unlike much of the elite punditocracy who claim to represent voices of “realism” on these issues while ensconced in their editorial offices, Wall reports from the trenches. In the Houston Chronicle today, […]
As the Supreme Court gets ready to release its decisions in the enemy combatant cases, the Scott Peterson case offers a helpful reminder that establishing proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt is a tall order–as it should be in conventional criminal cases. In cases involving individuals suspected of waging war against us, however, a different […]
Just finished an interview with Steve Malzberg on WABC. A warm welcome to all his listeners who are visiting here for the first time. Make yourselves at home!
Bill at INDC Journal has launched a fund-raising drive for the family of Captain Daniel Eggers, his high school friend who was killed in Afghanistan after his HUMVEE drove over a landmine while he was serving as the leader of a team of Green Berets. Capt. Eggers left behind a wife and two young sons. […]
Readers of my book will not be surprised by this.