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Government land-grabbers lose

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 31, 2004 04:02 PM

Headline: Poletown seizures are ruled unlawful More: Reversing more than two decades of land-use law, the Michigan Supreme Court late Friday overturned its own landmark 1981 Poletown decision and sharply restricted governments such as Detroit and Wayne County from seizing private land to give to other private users. The unanimous decision is a decisive victory […]

Quote of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 31, 2004 11:47 AM

From a Marine sergeant expressing disgust with John Kerry after the candidate interrupted the sergeant and three fellow Marines’ lunch at Wendy’s for an unwanted photo-op: “I speak for all of us. We think that we are doing the right thing in Iraq.” Update: Baldilocks gives Kerry some pointers. Like this:Like Loading…

Praiseworthy flip-flops

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 31, 2004 11:28 AM

Check out Operation Flip-Flop–no, it’s not the Kerry-Edwards campaign. It’s a wonderful effort by a Houston couple to collect slippers and shoes for Iraqi children: A Montgomery County couple who launched a shoe-collection drive for Iraqi children delivered 2,010 pairs of flip-flops to Fort Hood on Friday for distribution in theBaghdad area beginning next week. […]

Did the Syrian Ambassador lie?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2004 05:18 PM

On July 26, the ambassador of Syria had an outraged letter published in the Washington Times regarding Northwest Flight 327: I am responding to Audrey Hudson’s article “Scouting jetliners for new attacks” (Page 1, Thursday). We are shocked by this article. It only reflects paranoia verging on the point of hysterics. The woman mentioned most […]

John Kerry wants to make Osama the next O.J.

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2004 04:45 PM

Via Drudge and the Associated Press, we learn: “Kerry in favor of U.S. bin Laden trial:” John Kerry said Friday he would put Osama bin Laden on trial in U.S. courts rather than an international tribunal to ensure the “fastest, surest route” to a murder conviction if the terrorist mastermind is captured while he is […]

Poor Kimora Lee Simmons

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2004 09:29 AM

Kimora Lee Simmons says: It’s all your fault! From the Woe-Is-Me Celebrity Files… The wife of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons faces drug and motor vehicle charges after police said she was driving erratically and ignored the flashing lights of a cruiser for nearly two miles. Kimora Lee Simmons was arrested just after midnight Monday outside […]

What say you now, Grover Norquist?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2004 08:46 AM

The Washington Post reports that Abdurahman Alamoudi, once embraced as a “mainstream” and “moderate” Muslim activist who courted both the Clinton and Bush administrations, will plead guilty today to accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Libya in violation of U.S. law and attempting to hide it from the government: Abdurahman Alamoudi has agreed to […]

Getting Kerry-ed away

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 11:35 PM

From Kerry’s convention speech: “You don’t value families if you force them to take up a collection to buy body armor for a son or daughter in the service…” Truth: The body armor bake sale myth is debunked by Eliana Johnson here. Like this:Like Loading…

Teresa helped write the speech

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 10:10 PM

From John Kerry’s convention speech: “What does it mean when twenty five percent of the children in Harlem have asthma because of air pollution?” Answer: It means Kerry is peddling junk science at the behest of his meddling wife. As science journalist Mike Fumento has noted, Since 1970, the total national emissions of the six […]

No girlie men allowed

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 07:49 PM

Mark Steyn whacks the girlie men of Europe and America upside the head, including the author of this wussy article in Foreign Policy proudly touting the European Union as “The Metrosexual Superpower.” On a similar note, blogger Jennifer Martinez calls on real men to rise up and revolt against the metrosexuals: Ok folks, I have […]

Reason #83,457 to homeschool

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 04:04 PM

From the Associated Press: Violence Scares Kids Into Avoiding School. The number of U.S. teenagers skipping school for fear of getting hurt climbed over the past decade, even though violence in schools actually declined, the government said Thursday….More than one out of every 20 high school students – 5.4 percent – skipped at least one […]

REASON #83, 457 TO HOMESCHOOL

By thisistwitchy  •  July 29, 2004 04:04 PM

From the Associated Press: Violence Scares Kids Into Avoiding School. The number of U.S. teenagers skipping school for fear of getting hurt climbed over the past decade, even though violence in schools actually declined, the government said Thursday….More than one out of every 20 high school students – 5.4 percent – skipped at least one […]

Baldwin vs. Baldwin

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 11:42 AM

Via CNSNews: Has-been gasbag actor Alec Baldwin “slammed the influence of religious conservatives on Wednesday, telling Democrats that the Republican Party ‘has been hijacked by these fundamentalist wackos.’” Meanwhile, Alec’s brother, Stephen Baldwin, who became a born-again Christian two years ago, has teamed up with Christian evangelist Luis Palau to produce an extraordinary documentary on […]

Hot book of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 10:00 AM

Unfit for Command : Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry Current Amazon.com rank: 2 Like this:Like Loading…

Hyping hate crimes

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 09:11 AM

The University of Michigan released a study purporting to show widespread abuse and harassment of Arabs and Muslims in America. From the Washington Post: Derogatory comments — “Go back where you came from!” or “Ooh, are you a member of al Qaeda?” — were the most common form of abuse. Others alleged job discrimination and […]

Flight 327 lands on Capitol Hill

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 08:48 AM

Looks like Washington is paying attention to the Annie Jacobsen story. The Washington Times reports that “federal officials were summoned to Capitol Hill yesterday to brief Senate and House Judiciary Committee staff in response to reports of the incident, and the Federal Air Marshals Association requested a meeting with top officials in the Homeland Security […]

Investing in the future

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 08:21 AM

The Boston Herald reports that the “Kerrys raced to dump foreign stocks:” John Kerry’s family dumped millions of dollars of foreign holdings as he launched his White House bid, gobbling up Made in the USA stocks in a huge politically savvy international-to-domestic shift. The investments, mostly in the name of Kerry’s multimillionaire wife, Teresa Heinz […]

“He thinks illegal aliens can vote? What an idiot.”

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2004 02:56 AM

David Brock’s media watchdog group, Media Matters, spends its multi-million dollar budget trying to point out errors made by conservative talk show hosts and columnists. In yesterday’s edition, talk show host Michael Savage is accused of lying about illegal aliens and voting rights. Here is what Savage is quoted as saying on his July 26 […]

Another Muslim sniper?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 05:05 PM

“Michael Wagner” is a black Muslim convert who was pulled over by an Iowa State Trooper for not wearing a seatbelt. No doubt the professional grievance-mongers are rushing to provide their pro bono services to an innocent man wrongfully profiled by racist cops. Never mind what was in his car: A 9mm pistol Three bulletproof […]

Terrorists don’t stop at the Rio Grande

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 04:39 PM

Ok, all you open-borders Pollyannas on both the left and right. Here is yet another example of terrorists traipsing across our southern border that you will no doubt ignore. Meet Farida Goolam Mohamed Ahmed. Federal News Radio reports: She was stopped at McAllen Miller International Airport on July 19 headed to New York. Eddie Flores […]

Tinky Winky has a new playmate

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 04:18 PM

I have a feeling my 8-month-old isn’t going to like him: John Kerry joins the Teletubbies. (Courtesy of Allah Pundit.) Like this:Like Loading…

Answering Michael Moore

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 11:47 AM

A number of bloggers have come up with excellent responses to Michael Moore’s question to Bill O’Reilly, “Would you sacrifice your son to secure Fallujah?” Here are three of my favorites: “No parent makes that choice for their child. You can enlist in the army when you are 18 years old, an adult. An adult […]

Sullivan smackdowns

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 06:53 AM

Andrew Sullivan’s “pay for my bandwidth” pledge drive has inspired several imitators. The Spoons Experience writes: [P]urely out of spite, I have decided to hold my own pledge drive. My only goal is to beat Sullivan on a pro rata traffic basis. As of today, According to Sitemeter, Andrew’s average daily traffic is 56,809. Mine […]

The party of Al Sharpton

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 05:34 AM

My new column is up: Five reasons to fear the Democratic Party. Well, six if you count Al Sharpton, who will speak tonight, believe it or not, to reinforce the Democrat theme of a “Stronger More Secure America.” Here’s a quick refresher course on Law-and-Order Al’s record on cops, crime, and security: 1) Sharpton’s post-September […]

Dem convention follies II

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 05:18 AM

(The first part of this file is buried so deep, I figured I better start a new one.) 7/28 Edition. Best bloggy round-ups. I have limited access to TV tonight. Here are a few good places to visit for convention nuggets: Poliblogger‘s got “bite-sized” facts and funnies. INCITE is live-blogging every night. 7/27 Edition. Best […]

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