Archive 2004 October «
Watching John Kerry do his John Wayne imitation is like watching Matt Lauer parade around in his Paris Hilton costume. You don’t know whether to laugh or shudder at the sight. But one thing’s certain: It’s absolutely hideous. Let’s brace ourselves and take a closer look at Kerry in rhetorical disguise on Friday: In response […]
Via Blackfive, who has contact/donation information for the soldier’s family here: Sergeant Joseph Bozik, an Airborne Soldier with the 118th MP Company (Airborne) from Ft. Bragg, was recently wounded. He has lost both legs and an arm from a landmine, is not not conscious and has many medical complications. On Monday, Sergeant Bozik will be […]
…and it’s bound to get ugly somewhere on Nov. 2. Michael Moore says a total of 1,200 professional and nonprofessional cameramen, filmmakers and videographers will bring their cameras to polling places in Ohio and Florida to prevent “intimidation.” Moorewatch notes that “Moore himself is BLATANTLY trying to intimidate people with this ploy,” and has issued […]
Lots of readers have sent me a link to the vile Halloween costumes for kids featured this week at The Stranger, Seattle’s alternative newspaper. If you really, really want to spoil your weekend, go ahead and click. Making fun of Nancy Reagan in mourning? Making light of shoebomber Richard Reid? Ridiculing hostages about to be […]
Busy this morning transforming my daughter into Sleeping Beauty in time for her preschool Halloween party. Back later. Meantime, check Powerline and The Truth Laid Bear for al Qa Qaa updates. Also, Andrew McCarthy on Our Troops vs. Kerry’s Global Test and Clint Taylor’s excellent piece, which asks: Why won’t he fight terrorists as hard […]
The Rawhide ticket or the Aqua Net boys? You decide.
377 tons… 3 tons… What’s the difference? CYA Update: WaPo’s Howard Kurtz writes, The principal uncertainty about the story involves the timing of the ammunition’s disappearance. The White House says the explosives may have gone missing while Saddam Hussein still controlled Iraq. “Sure there’s a possibility” that happened, [New York Times Executive Editor Bill] Keller […]
In 2000, Al Gore carried New Jersey by 16 points. Now Bush and Kerry are dead even, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Update: An LA Times poll shows Bush up by 8(!) in Florida, down by 6 in Ohio, and even in Pennsylvania. If Bush takes Florida and holds on to Bush-leaning states, […]
Robert Weisberg, a professor at Stanford Law School, and his colleague David Mills, a lecturer at Stanford Law School, write in a Slate op-ed (“The Case Against John Ashcroft: Why don’t Democrats condemn the disastrous attorney general?“): We have seen major terrorist prosecutions brought with much political publicity fail with hardly a whimper. The major […]
If you have read Bill Gertz’s excellent new book, Treachery, then his latest bombshell in the Washington Times about a Russian link to the missing Iraqi weapons cache is absolutely unsurprising. Article excerpt: Russian special forces troops moved many of Saddam Hussein’s weapons and related goods out of Iraq and into Syria in the weeks […]
John Little at Blogs of War observes that the AP is already rehearsing its teary-eyed eulogy for Yasser Arafat. Not even a mention of Black September, John notes. Here’s some of the other biographical info they won’t be printing… Blood-spattered “peace” activism Arafat’s culture of death Arafat: Terrorism, Corruption, & Crime Arafat group sells bombers […]
The Drudge scoop today points to alleged American al Qaeda Adam Gadahn. Here are some handy background links: -The FBI bulletin. -Gadahn’s Muslim manifesto posted on a USC website. -Debbie Schlussel’s report on Gadahn’s radical imam. -More on the Islamic Society of Orange County at Little Green Footballs. -Blogger Jon at Right Side Redux did […]
Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Run Over Katherine Harris Update: MommyPundit asks, “Are Conservative Women Fair Game?”
Mallard Fillmore imagines Nov. 3… Yikes. (Hat tip: McGehee)
Just got off a radio interview with my friends Lee Rodgers & Melanie Morgan at KSFO. Check out the WMD ads that Melanie’s group, Move America Forward, is running here.
Column is up. Here’s the intro: The right to vote is precious, the politicians preach. Our democracy hangs in the balance, the pundits screech. Yes, but if we all value the sanctity of the voting process so highly, why is it that I’ve never once been asked to produce identification of any kind in the […]
The Bush campaign asserts that John Kerry’s health care plan amounts to a “government takeover” of health care. Medpundit agrees. Please. Kerry’s plan does increase the role of the federal government in health care. It is not unfair to describe it as “creeping socialism” in the market for health insurance. But as pointed out here, […]
Kate at Electric Venom says: John Kerry may be “reporting for duty,” but the real question is: to whom?
…is still trying to flog the Bush National Guard story? This article was posted just a few minutes ago. And, of course, no mention of John Kerry’s unsigned SF-180 (or this little debacle) to balance the non-story out.
If you haven’t already seen them, connect the dots here and here and here and here. Much more at Chad Evans’ blog and Wizbang.
Andrea Peyser exposes how NYC cab drives who are pro-Bush, pro-troops have been fined(!!!) for expressing their views. No press release from the free speech champions at the ACLU yet… Update: Mary Katherine Ham at Townhall’s C-log relates her experience in D.C. with some less Bush-friendly cabbies: Wow, that’s a lot nicer than the two […]
A reader sends along the tragic obituary of an Army civilian analyst whose wife died at the Pentagon on 9/11: Kenneth Edelle Foster, 51, a retired Army sergeant whose wife lost her life at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, died Oct. 10 at his home in Arlington, Tex., of pulmonary fibrosis and congestive heart […]
By now, you’ve all read about the MSM’s attempted October Surprise, NBC’s revelation undermining the missing cache story (via Kerry Spot, Drudge, and others), and the extensive blog coverage on the left and right (good sample here, here, and here). See also this incisive Wall Street Journal editorial, published today (but apparently written before the […]
So, Pat Buchanan–substituting for Joe Scarborough again on MSNBC–read a prepared statement tonight regarding Lawrence O’Donnell’s abominable behavior toward John O’Neill last week. “Lawrence O’Donnell is and has been a valued contributor,” Buchanan said, however he “crossed the line” and was “disrespectful to you the viewer.” What about how he behaved toward O’Neill?!? Not a […]
The transcript is up. Here is a small taste. It doesn’t do justice at all to the screamfest that took place, but you’ll get the idea if you imagine O’Donnell chopping at the air with a rhetorical hatchet a la Jack Nicholson in The Shining: O’DONNELL: …You know the truth is what got them out […]