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THE RAPE JIHAD

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2004 09:30 AM

That’s the title of this must-read piece in Front Page magazine by Robert Spencer. Here’s the intro: “Each of us was raped by between three and six men….One woman refused to have sex with them, so they split her head into pieces with an axe in front of us.” This happened in Darfur, from which […]

BURKETT SAYS HE AND LOCKHART DISCUSSED THE FAKE MEMOS

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2004 05:23 AM

Jack Douglas Jr. of Kinght-Ridder reports: During a single phone conversation with Lockhart, Burkett said he suggested a “couple of concepts on what I thought (Kerry) had to do” to beat Bush. In return, he said, Lockhart tried to “convince me as to why I should give them the documents.” As sharp-eyed reader Mark Landers […]

SECURITY MOM FOLLOW-UP

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2004 03:18 AM

Hey, everyone’s talking about Security Moms again. There’s this article in the San Francisco Chronicle (reprinted in today’s Manchester Union Leader and elsewhere). There’s this Associated Press report on John Edwards’ efforts to woo women voters by promising “We will do absolutely everything that needs to be done to keep this country safe.” And this […]

EVERYBODY GETS A CAR! EVERYBODY GETS A…

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 24, 2004 02:16 AM

…tax bill! Oprah got a lot of great press last week when she gave a “free” new Pontiac car to every member of studio audience. But as the Wall Street Journal’s Taste page notes, it quickly turned into a tax nightmare. According to one expert’s calculation, “someone in the 15% federal bracket (making, say, $28,000 […]

TERRORISM’S “DISTURBING TREND”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2004 12:29 PM

Bob Felton at Civil Commotion takes USA Today to task for a mealy-mouthed headline: USA Today notes a growing problem: Disturbing trend shows that terrorists see no limits on their violence As it happens, that headline appears in only the print edition, on page A-2; it is not in the online version of the story. […]

THE INSULARITY OF THE MSM

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2004 12:07 PM

Catherine Seipp’s piece today at NRO, “Liberal Journalists Are from Mars,” is excellent.

BUY A SOLDIER A BEER

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2004 11:38 AM

Stars and Stripes reports today on a new charity for thirsty American soldiers: CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq ? To Sgt. Dale Rogers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, the near beer that soldiers sometimes get in Kuwait and Iraq tastes like something drained through a wet sock. But that’s the closest the beer-loving Strike […]

THE FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC RACKET

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 23, 2004 11:02 AM

The Washington Post notes a new report slamming shoddy accounting practices at Fannie Mae, the behemoth, federally chartered mortgage finance company that receives a host of government benefits and exemptions from normal securities regulations: Though it didn’t quantify the effect of what it called pervasive misapplication of accounting rules on the company’s books, the report […]

THE FANNIE MAE & FREDDIE MAC RACKET

By thisistwitchy  •  September 23, 2004 11:02 AM

The Washington Post notes a new report slamming shoddy accounting practices at Fannie Mae, the behemoth, federally chartered mortgage finance company that receives a host of government benefits and exemptions from normal securities regulations: Though it didn’t quantify the effect of what it called pervasive misapplication of accounting rules on the company’s books, the report […]

WIN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR AT 60 MINUTES

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 08:00 PM

An alert reader sends me a link to a rather interesting ebay auction. Here’s the auction description: “Spend 60 minutes behind the scenes at 60 MINUTES. Meet the 60 MINUTES team including some of the on air correspondents and the producers who put the broadcast together every week. See where the stories are created and […]

JAMMIES FOR DANNY

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 07:41 PM

The bloggers at SgtStryker.com (now known as “The Daily Brief”) have launched a new charity. They’re asking you to send your old pajamas to Dan Rather: In order to offer an olive branch to show that we wish to assist in bringing CBS into the 21st century, I propose that we unite the blogging community […]

QUOTE OF THE DAY

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 01:08 PM

From a member of the The Dan Rather Fan Club: Everything they said about Bush is true; they just haven’t found the evidence yet. – Dale Channer, 34, florist, the Bronx, quoted in the New York Daily News

“KILLER APP” GETS A WHOLE NEW MEANING!

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 12:18 PM

Via one of my blog heroines, Michele Catalano, there is good news for bloggers who use Movable Type and are sick of Reuters’ penchant for sanitizing Islamofascist killers (which I vented about here). A blogger in Brussels has invented a killer app that substitutes the word “terrorist” for every weasel word used by terrorist-sympathizing news […]

“WACKOS AGAINST SCHOOL AND EDUCATION”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 08:39 AM

My latest column highlights a mock terrorism drill in a Michigan public school district that substitutes homeschoolers for Islamic terrorists. Here’s an excerpt: “The exercise will simulate an attack by a fictitious radical group called Wackos Against Schools and Education who believe everyone should be homeschooled. Under the scenario, a bomb is placed on the […]

AND DON’T COME BACK NOW, Y’HEAR?

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2004 01:13 AM

So, Muslim convert Yusuf Islam (a.k.a. Cat Stevens) was denied entry to America and the world thinks a human rights atrocity has been committed. Boo-hoo. As I’ve said many times before, there is no right to enter this country. It is a privilege. The entitlement goons at the Council on American-Islamic Relations, of course, think […]

SCARING UP DEM VOTES

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 10:53 PM

Betsy’s Page notes that college students are receiving alarmist e-mails warning them they may be drafted if President Bush wins re-election. The text reads as follows: Mandatory draft for boys and girls (ages18-26) starting June 15, 2005 There is pending legislation in the House and Senate, S89 and HR 163,to reinstate mandatory draft for boys […]

BOOK REVIEWS

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 04:02 PM

Blogging will be light the rest of the day. Complete chaos here at Malkin Central — new move, sick kid, home office full of half-assembled furniture (if I have to lock another cam, my wrist is going to fall off). Here are some IDOI book reviews in the meantime… Thomas Sowell John Leo Andrew McCarthy […]

PARLOCK UPDATE

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 04:01 PM

For those still interested: Just received a call from the IUPAT, which has now identified the union member who grabbed the Bush/Cheney sign from Phil Parlock’s daughter and threw the pieces at the family as they left the event. “We are taking steps to deal with the individual,” the union told me. Meanwhile, President Bush […]

KERRY’S ILLEGAL KIDDIE CASH?

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 12:07 PM

In his otherwise stultifying appearance with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa today, John Kerry noted the following intriguing tidbit, according to the Associated Press: Kerry campaign donors apparently come in all sizes. He told Philbin and Ripa that a woman in New York gave him $385 that her 8-year-old son had raised selling homemade campaign […]

FROM THE COINER OF THE PHRASE “AXIS OF WEASELS”

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 11:24 AM

ScrappleFace ‘s Scott Ott has a new book out–a collection of his greatest satirical hits. It’s big-time funny. Buy here. Check out Scott’s latest Rathergate dispatch here.

THE MSM: THEY INFLATE, YOU DERIDE

By thisistwitchy  •  September 21, 2004 11:14 AM

Editor and Publisher carries an AP report on the latest newspaper circulation scandal…this one involving the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Four advertisers sued the Star Tribune and its parent company on Tuesday, claiming Minnesota’s largest newspaper inflated its circulation numbers so it could charge more for ads. The federal lawsuit seeking class-action status alleges the Star […]

EUGENE ARMSTRONG, R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 10:14 AM

Moved by the barbaric murder/beheading of American contractor Eugene Armstrong in Iraq, a reader remembered this poem by American poet/novelist James Dickey about a friend who was a pilot beheaded by Japanese captors during World War II. Coincidentally, the surname of the subject of Dickey’s poem was also “Armstrong.” The Performance by James Dickey The […]

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, MRS. SCHLAFLY

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 10:01 AM

The irrepressible Phyllis Schlafly turned 80 this weekend. Her influence on grass-roots conservatism is profound. And she remains as incisive and impassioned and prolific as ever. Her latest of 20 ground-breaking books is The Supremacists: The Tyranny Of Judges And How To Stop It, but the one we’re reading now in the Malkin household is […]

IN SUPPORT OF PROFILING

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 21, 2004 10:00 AM

Daniel Pipes challenges Amnesty International and speaks the truth (as always) about national security profiling.

GUESS WHO DOESN’T WANT TO FIND SGRENA’S KIDNAPERS

By thisistwitchy  •  September 20, 2004 11:14 AM

Iraqis say Italians aren’t cooperating in the investigation of Giuliana Sgrena’s kidnapping, the New York Times reports: Iraqi investigators who are trying to find the kidnappers of the Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena say their work has been stymied by a lack of cooperation from the Italian intelligence services that won her release exactly a month […]

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