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Democrats for life

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 03:56 AM

Did you know that there is an organization called “Democrats for Life of America?” No, it’s not a club for entrenched liberal incumbents. It’s a remarkable group of Democrats who oppose abortion. Monday night, they held a convention dinner. I have searched for mainstream media news accounts of the pro-life dinner and have yet to […]

Late-night cravings

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 03:48 AM

Things I miss about… Seattle: Dick’s Drive-In fries and homemade vanilla milkshakes. Copper River salmon. Ivar’s clam chowder. Los Angeles: In-n-Out burgers. South Jersey: Funnel cakes and lemonade on the Boardwalk. Fralinger’s Original Saltwater Taffy. Joe and John’s pizza. Hoagies from anywhere. Reminds me of one of the late, great Michael Kelly’s lovely, witty, classic […]

Frequently asked question

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 28, 2004 03:29 AM

From the e-mailbox: Is that really you posting at ungodly hours of the night? Actually, ungodly hours of the morning. Yup, it’s me. No gold-plated interns here at Malkin Central. Just me and my keyboard and my incurable insomnia. Insomnia…it does a blogger good. Like this:Like Loading…

Visas for radical Muslim clerics

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 05:27 PM

The Holy Land Foundation, the largest Muslim charity in the U.S., and seven of its top officials have been officially indicted for providing financial and material support to the Palestinian militant group, Hamas: The 42-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas, alleges that the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development provided […]

The Syrian band playlist

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 01:10 PM

From the never-ending Flight 327 files…Writer Heather Wilhelm looked a bit closer at the Syrian Wayne Newton Nour Mehana’s tunes. Not exactly Danke Schoen. Heather reports: Mr. Mehana has a nice little song on his recent CD, by the way. It’s called “Um El Shaheed.” In English, that’s “Mother of a Martyr.” I noticed “Um […]

Selective disclosure policy

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 12:11 PM

Remember that awful New York Times piece about abortion activist Amy Richards’ decision to “eliminate” two of her unborn children through “selective reduction?” Well, the New York Sun got on the case and questioned the paper’s failure to disclose Richards’ line of work. Jacob Gershman reports: Ooops. Editors at the New York Times Magazine say […]

BLEG FOR BLOGGERS THAT BREAK NEWS

By thisistwitchy  •  July 27, 2004 11:14 AM

I’ve noticed a lot of MSM types have been griping lately about how blogggers don’t “break news” but merely “react to original stories that appear elsewhere or link to items some mainstream news organization has already reported.” If you have specific examples of bloggers breaking news, please send them to me at malkin@comcast.net. Like this:Like […]

Quip of the day

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 11:05 AM

Teenage golf phenomenon Michelle Wie shared her Deep Thoughts on global warming with Golf Digest: Global warming is a huge problem. Al Gore talks about it all the time. Have you seen “The Day After Tomorrow”? The huge hole in the ozone layer. Something has to be done about it.” Michelle’s vacuous eco-musings prompted a […]

When ridiculing religion is acceptable

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 10:19 AM

Can you believe there is now a UPN reality TV show called “Amish in the City?” Adam Buckman of the New York Post writes: What’s next? “Sikhs and the City”? At the risk of igniting a craze for copycat reality shows focusing on people who dress differently than the rest of us (working title: “The […]

Standing up to the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ culture

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 09:11 AM

The National Debate links to my Clare Booth Luce Institute speech, which aired on C-SPAN2 yeserday. (Hat tip: Instapundit.) I’m appending the full speech below. Like this:Like Loading…

STANDING UP TO THE “GIRLS GONE WILD” CULTURE

By thisistwitchy  •  July 27, 2004 09:11 AM

The National Debate links to my Clare Booth Luce Institute speech, which aired on C-SPAN2 yeserday. (Hat tip: Instapundit.) I’m appending the full speech below. Like this:Like Loading…

Explaining the “French party”

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 08:09 AM

Regarding the inimitable Ann Coulter and last night’s USA Today brouhaha: Human Events Online has posted a hilarious line-edited version of the spiked column. This is apparently the real thing and the paper’s editing remarks are in CAPS. Read all the way through and you’ll see that it seems that nobody at the newspaper understood […]

Bill. Hill. Ill.

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 04:12 AM

Blecch. There were more fake smiles on stage last night than on the season finale of The Swan. Like this:Like Loading…

Rewriting American citizenship

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 27, 2004 02:14 AM

The New York Times (registration required) reports on recent efforts to rewrite the test of American citizenship: In an effort to improve the quality and fairness of the citizenship test taken every year by hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the government is overhauling the naturalization exam. Like the current exam, the replacement will test applicants […]

Brenda McCormick, R.I.P

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2004 09:10 PM

Brenda McCormick died over the weekend. For 18 years, her non-profit organization, Mothers Inc., has served needy children and seniors with an annual Thanksgiving turkey drive and Christmas toy drive. The organization also provides families with back-to-school supplies and helps locate shelter for the homeless. To the consternation of some of her neighbors, she did […]

BRENDA MCCORMICK, R.I.P.

By thisistwitchy  •  July 26, 2004 09:10 PM

Brenda McCormick died over the weekend. For 18 years, her non-profit organization, Mothers Inc., has served needy children and seniors with an annual Thanksgiving turkey drive and Christmas toy drive. The organization also provides families with back-to-school supplies and helps locate shelter for the homeless. To the consternation of some of her neighbors, she did […]

Sullivan’s gold-plated bandwidth?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2004 12:15 PM

Apropos of Andrew Sullivan’s latest pledge drive to pay for increased bandwidth expenses, Wunderkinder wonders why Sullivan’s bandwith is so darn expensive. In an earlier post, Wunderkinder wrote: Even if you estimate Andrew Sullivan’s homepage at 40KB (generous considering the lack of graphics), and you estimate his monthly visitors at 3,000,000 (generous considering I think […]

Dem convention follies

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 26, 2004 12:03 AM

This will be a continually updated file on the best of the worst of the Democratic National Convention’s freaks, flubs, and follies. Feel free to leave your nominations. 7/26 Edition. “What liberal media?” moment of the day: From Spoons, CNN engages in some wishful thinking with its characterization of Carter, Clinton, and Gore as a […]

Thar she blows!

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2004 11:35 PM

ABC News reports tonight: Heinz Kerry Tells Reporter To Shove It Teresa Heinz Kerry urged her home-state delegates to the Democratic National Convention to restore a more civil tone to American politics, then minutes later told a newspaperman to “shove it.” Hey, did I call this or what? Flashback, Jan. 28, 2004, Howard Dean in […]

Sunday best

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2004 11:25 AM

Best profile of an Olympic athlete: You will be spilling tears when you read this great story about Michigan decathalon competitor Paul Terek and his family’s struggles. (Donations are being accepted by the Patriot Club/Olympic Fund, 31000 Joy Road, Livonia, MI 48150.) Best take on the 9/11 report: Thomas Barnett calls it a “National Security […]

Baby, you’re no good

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2004 06:40 AM

Here’s a little piece I did for the New York Post today on the Linda Ronstadt imbroglio. More blog commentary here and here and here and here. Plus: Frank. J. deconstructs “Desperado.” Update: Reader Jack from Queens writes: About 2 months ago, I was listening to WABC Radio’s Mark Simone, a conservative entertainment industry veteran, […]

They didn’t bother to check (!!!)

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2004 06:30 AM

In an article published late Friday night, “Misbehaving Syrians Carried Expired Visas (registration required),” the Dallas Morning News confirmed that 13 members of Nour Mehana had expired visas at the time of their June 29 flight on Northwest 327: Thirteen Syrian musicians whose behavior aboard a June flight stirred suspicions and talks of “dry runs” […]

What’s the Spanish word for “terrorist”?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 24, 2004 10:11 PM

Does unfettered illegal immigration from Mexico increased America’s vulnerability to a major terrorist attack on our soil? Or is this argument a red herring cooked up by anti-Latino xenophobes to serve an anti-immigrant agenda, as Virginia Postrel has asserted? Before deciding, consider these recent stories: Item: Congressman John Culberson (a Republican from Texas) tells the […]

Thank the Philippines

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 24, 2004 02:28 AM

From the Associated Press, “Iraqi Insurgents Issue Brash New Challenge:” Iraqi insurgents issued brash new challenges to the country’s interim government, capturing an Egyptian diplomat as he walked out of a mosque and making new demands for the release of seven hostages that will almost certainly go unmet. Militants kidnapped Mohammed Mamdouh Helmi Qutb outside […]

Who’s freaking out?

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 24, 2004 01:47 AM

Following the lead of anonymous air marshals (see Eric Leonard’s KFI news story), some in the blogosphere are piling on Annie Jacobsen. One blogger calls her a “sniveling little twit.” Kevin Drum pooh-poohs “Panic in the Skies.” Armed Liberal advises Annie to take a “chill pill.” And Commissar at Politburo Diktat writes: We are freaking […]

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