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I have an alibi: I was with O’Reilly

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2004 09:30 PM

Just got back from The O’Reilly Factor, which I did via FOX’s Washington, D.C., studio, and heard that some hooded hoodlum barged in on MSNBC’s Hardball show at the GOP convention in NY. Drudge is reporting: Attack Attempt On MSNBC Chris Matthews… Live On Air… Street Set Outside Convention… Hooded protester jumps security line … […]

WHERE IN THE WORLD

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2004 05:05 PM

Am scheduled to be on The O’Reilly Factor tonight live at 8pm to chit-chat about the GOP convention line-up–too soft, too tough, just right?

PUTTING BUSH THROUGH THE SPIN CYCLE

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2004 11:08 AM

The New York Times headline this morning reads: “Bush Cites Doubt America Can Win War on Terror.” John Edwards (who?) yapped: “This is no time to declare defeat.” Bush did not “declare defeat.” John Kerry’s desperate spinners are selectively seizing on the second sentence in Bush’s answer to NBC Today Show co-host Matt Lauer about […]

A CLOSER LOOK AT CODE PINK

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2004 08:35 AM

One of the leading protest groups in NYC is Code Pink, “a women initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement that seeks positive social change through proactive, creative protest and non-violent direct action.” They champion military deserters, support mothers who refuse to get c-sections to save the lives of their children, and hate Hummers. How […]

GOAT DROPPINGS

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2004 08:10 AM

The Michael Moore wing of the Democratic Party has made much ado of President Bush’s decision to finish reading “My Pet Goat” to Florida schoolchildren for several minutes after he was informed of the terrorist attacks on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. John Kerry picked up Moore’s goat droppings and his campaign is running […]

MTV IGNORES THE NEWS

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2004 07:06 AM

From Drudge and World Net Daily, we learn that John Kerry’s daughters were booed at the MTV Video Music Awards. WND reports: A widespread assumption that young Americans watching MTV may be more prone to vote for John Kerry for president over George W. Bush could be highly off target, as Kerry’s daughters received prolonged […]

ANOTHER SIGN OF SOFT AMERICA

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2004 09:56 AM

The subtitle of Michael Barone’s useful book, Hard America, Soft America, is “Competition Vs. Coddling and the Battle for the Nation’s Future.” I thought of the book yesterday while reading yesterday’s Washington Post article on the latest trend in Soft America: Cuddling parties. Here’s an excerpt (caution – read with an empty stomach): If Reid […]

Was one of the NYC bomb plotters an illegal alien?

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2004 08:56 AM

You’ve heard about the two men who were busted for allegedly plotting to bomb the Herald Square subway station. You may not have heard that one of the men, Shahawar Matin Siraj, a 22-year-old Pakistani national living in Jackson Heights, New York, had run into problems with immigration authorities. According to this article, Siraj was […]

MUSLIM “HATE CRIMES”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2004 08:42 AM

Daniel Pipes had a good piece earlier this week on a Muslim hoax crime. In a follow-up post on his blog, he notes that there have been at least four other instances in which American Muslims “won themselves vast sympathy as victims of ‘hate crimes,’ only to have it turn out that they were actually […]

SMEARED BY THE STRIB

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2004 07:14 AM

Don’t miss this hatchet job on our friends at powerline by Jim Boyd, deputy editorial page editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune. As Paul Mirengoff (“Deacon”) notes in his rebuttal, “Boyd spends half of his column attacking Rudy Boschwitz, Norm Coleman, and his fellow editors and then claims he’s run out of space to respond […]

John O’Neill

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2004 08:58 AM

Interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about John O’Neill, co-author of Unfit for Command. Although many of John Kerry’s defenders say the Swift Boat veterans are basically undercover Bush operatives, the Times reports that: * O’Neill voted for Al Gore in 2000; * he has described President Bush to several friends as an “empty […]

MMR VACCINE PROBLEMS IN BRAZIL

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2004 05:01 AM

Lawrence Altman of the New York Times reports that Brazilian health officials have stopped using Chiron’s vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella after “an unexpectedly high number of children who received it experienced serious allergic reactions in an immunization program last week. The reactions included rashes and anaphylactic shock, a potentially fatal allergic condition.” At […]

THE LATEST IN THE SWIFT BOAT CONTROVERSY

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 10:47 AM

An officer who served with John Kerry in Vietnam said Thursday in his first on-the-record interview about the Swift boat controversy that John Kerry’s first Purple Heart was awarded for self-inflicted wounds. Retired Rear Adm. William L. Schachte Jr. told columnist Bob Novak that Kerry wasn’t wounded by hostile fire and wasn’t even under fire […]

America’s broken health insurance system

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 07:29 AM

Update 10/11/2007. Welcome, new visitors. Go here. *** Paul Krugman has a column in today’s New York Times decrying America’s health care system. He supports–surprise!–a single payer approach. I have commented before on the problems with central planning in health care. I certainly am not convinced that a government-run system is the answer, but I […]

BOOK BUZZ

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2004 06:43 AM

The latest news on the book front: * I will be speaking about the book in Houston today, at an event sponsored by The Houston Forum. My next public appearances will be at U.C. Berkeley (145 Dwinelle Hall) at 7 pm on Weds Sep 8th, Borders Books in Puyallup, Wash., at 7 pm on Friday […]

GOV. MARK WARNER SIGNS PROP. 200-LIKE LEGISLATION

By thisistwitchy  •  August 26, 2004 11:14 AM

Dan Stein of FAIR has the scoop: Virginia Governor Mark Warner (D) signed a measure this afternoon cutting off illegal aliens’ access to public benefits. The bill limits illegal aliens access to state services, much like Arizona’s Prop. 200. “The measure would require that both state and local governments verify the legal presence of an […]

TRASHING CENTRAL PARK

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2004 07:42 AM

In Manhattan yesterday, a judge ruled that “United for Peace and Justice,” organizers of the largest protest planned during the week of the Republican National Convention, may not hold a rally in Central Park on Sunday. The New York Times (registration required) reports: Yesterday’s decision was the second this week in which a group of […]

COMING TO AMERICA: IT’S A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2004 06:51 AM

The State Department, after consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, has revoked the visa of a Muslim scholar with possible links to terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda: Russ Knocke, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, told Reuters on Tuesday, that the work visa was taken back because of a section in federal law applying […]

HOW RED INK DAMAGES SELF-ESTEEM

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 10:47 PM

You are not going to believe this latest entry into the annals of Stupid Public School Tricks. (Hat tip: Right Wing News.) According to the Boston Globe, teachers are no longer grading papers with red ink because it is too “scary” and “frightening” for children: When it comes to correcting papers and grading tests, purple […]

ARGUING IN BAD FAITH

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 09:39 PM

Blogger Eric Muller, believes it’s time to start “winding the back-and-forth down.” This desire is apparently shared by his co-critic, author Greg Robinson. I can see why. In yesterday’s post, I pointed out that Robinson had failed to correct more than a half-dozen factual errors that I called to his attention in my Aug. 6 […]

VIVA ITALIA

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 08:45 AM

Unlike the Philippines, Italy is apparently standing firm against terrorists who have kidnapped an Italian journalist: The Italian government said Tuesday it would maintain its 3,000 troops in Iraq despite an ultimatum from a radical Muslim group holding an Italian journalist and demanding that Rome withdraw its forces within 48 hours. A statement from Prime […]

BETRAYAL AT THE BORDER

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 08:00 AM

My latest column, keying off of this blog post on George P. Bush’s shameful remarks about the Border Patrol while campaigning for his uncle in Mexico, is here. The National Border Patrol Council’s new survey, which reports on the demoralization of immigration enforcement agents, is here. For more general info on how the feds have […]

RADIO DEBATE

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 07:18 AM

Today at 10am, I’ll be discussing my book on Philadelphia’s public radio station, WHYY. UNC law professor and blogger Eric Muller of Is That Legal? will take up the debate. More info here. Listen live here.

THE WISDOM OF HINDSIGHT

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 25, 2004 04:23 AM

Judge Richard Posner is guest-blogging at Larry Lessig’s site. Though he hasn’t yet read my book, he defends the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Korematsu ruling in a recent entry: …the wisdom of hindsight is treacherous. In March of 1942 when [Executive Order 9066] was issued, just three months after Pearl Harbor, there was not only […]

RUSSIAN AIRLINE CRASHES

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 24, 2004 09:10 PM

Jeff Quinton is liveblogging the crash of one Russian airplane south of Moscow and the disappearance of another between Moscow and the Black Sea. Check in here. Athena at Terrorism Unveiled has an analysis here. She notes: Chechen elections are this Sunday, and we know what the implications of that can be. Terrorism is a […]

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