Archive 2004 December «
This story out of Cleveland is disturbing. And it’s not the first report of a laser tracking a commercial plane in American skies. I blogged on Bill Gertz’s report in September about a Delta flight to Salt Lake City, Utah, that was diverted when a laser penetrated the cockpit and reportedly injured the pilot. And […]
Via Drudge, I see that former Attorney General Ramsey Clark will be part of Saddam Hussein’s legal defense team. No surprise there. As I noted in this column nearly three years ago, Clark has a long record of allying himself with America’s enemies–the gorier the better. Michael Tremoglie’s FrontPage magazine articles provide more details: What […]
Washington Times editor Stacy McCain sends along his newspaper’s Susan Sontag obit, which begins: Novelist, radical Susan Sontag, 71, dies in New York From combined dispatches Susan Sontag, a critic, novelist and essayist who blamed America for the September 11 terror attacks and once declared that “the white race is the cancer of human history,” […]
My column today recounts the good, the bad, and the ugly on the borders and in the air in 2004. The first item I mention is the rise of MS-13, which I want to touch on a bit more extensively here. I think this El Salvador-based gang’s ascendance was one of the underreported stories of […]
This book is for sale now at Amazon.com. Update: Matt Margolis blogged about this earlier today. He did a little digging and found out that the book’s publication has in fact been cancelled, notwithstanding the fact that both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble are apparently accepting pre-orders. Update II: Margolis continues to dig and finds […]
In the wake of the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster, several commentators have made the astute argument that the best defense against such catastrophic risks is economic growth. Glenn Reynolds, for example, wrote in a Tech Central Station column: Over the longer run, of course, the best protection against catastrophes, whether foreseen or unforeseen, is a society […]
Make sure you are not drinking anything near your computer when you read this. Update: Reader Mike Gaffney writes in… As a Red Sox fan, I thank GOD that this twit has a Yankees cap on
The New York Times’ obituary of football star Reggie White contains the following indictment: White created a stir in March 1998 with a speech to the Wisconsin State Assembly. In it, he referred to homosexuality as “one of the biggest sins in the Bible” and used ethnic stereotypes for blacks and whites. At the time, […]
The fashion police at the Federal Air Marshals Service still don’t get it. But the Lakeland (Fl.) Ledger does. The paper weighs in with a scathing editorial about the dress code debacle here. Meanwhile, I received a “supervisor’s Daily Airport Activity Report” dated 12/15/04, which shows how managers are forced to play clothes cops. Here’s […]
Don Rumsfeld’s remarks regarding Flight 93 having been “shot down” over Pennsylvania caused a bit of buzz over the weekend. Here’s what he said: And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the […]
Kofi Annan is assuring victims of the massive earthquake/tsunamis overseas that help is on the way: The United Nations is sending special teams to countries hit by the killer quake and the tsunami waves, even as all UNICEF offices in the quake-hit region have been mobilised to support relief efforts. “UN disaster assessment and coordination […]
Here’s the latest on the U.S. Airways employee “sickout” that ruined a lot of travelers’ Christmas spirit. The company and unions deny that an organized protest took place. Whatever you call it, it resulted in the cancellation of 65 flights on Thursday, 176 on Friday and 143 Saturday. Blogger LaShawn Barber has a firsthand account. […]
A lot of readers want to know how my Christmas present –the Roomba 4100 Red–is working. So far, so good! I use it on the main level of our house, which has hardwood floors in the dining room, living room, and playroom, and linoleum tile in the foyer and kitchen. You won’t believe how much […]
From the London Sunday Times, we learn that Muslim polygamists may get special tax breaks in Britain: The Inland Revenue is considering recognising polygamy for some religious groups for tax purposes. Officials have agreed to examine “family friendly” representations from Muslims who take up to four wives under sharia, the laws derived from the Koran. […]
Accuracy in Media compares the state-controlled Ukrainian media with the American propaganda organ otherwise known as the New York Times: On November 26, the Ukrainian state-controlled media suddenly did an historic about-face. Journalists acknowledged they had broadcast propaganda and lies about the election favorable to the government-approved candidate. They apologized and pledged full independence. Unlike […]
What’s for Christmas breakfast: Apple-Cranberry Chutney with Sausages Cinnamon Toast Strata Bacon Potato Frittata What’s under the tree: For the kids – Jump Dancer (yes, I’m going to try it), American Girl doll and accessories (from grandparents), Elmo videos, electronic thingamajigs, etc. etc. etc. For the husband – IOU for his Delphi MyFi, which I […]
For your early morning reading… TULSA, Okla. An airman home on leave from basic training jumped into the frigid water of the Arkansas River to save a mother and her 2-year-old son after their car lost control and crashed… BATON ROUGE, La.- A McDonald’s worker ran to the rescue of an allegedly drunk driver whose […]
It’s true. Well, sort of.
I am scheduled to appear on Fox and Friends this morning at around 7:20 am eastern.
Audrey Hudson of the Washington Times has another great piece on the Air Marshal dress code story that I wrote about yesterday: Some federal air marshals are playing a high-tech game of hide-and-seek to dodge supervisors from inspecting their attire and ensuring compliance with a mandatory dress code. “The ‘suit Nazis’ are out there, so […]
Joe Gandelman gets into the ancient non-denominational-winter-solstice-holiday spirit. John Hawkins finds a Seussian tribute to this non-religion-specific celebration. And “Happy Ramahanukwanzmas” shirts are still on sale at Glenn Beck’s site.
Ninety-one veterans say they want their votes for Washington State’s governor to be counted, too.
Frum in the latest issue of National Review (cover story of the dead tree edition): No issue, not one, threatens to do more damage to the Republican coalition than immigration. There’s no issue where the beliefs and interests of the party rank-and-file diverge more radically from the beliefs and interests of the party’s leaders. Immigration […]
Sabertooth blogs about his call to Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Monday afternoon. Here is part of his post: …Hugh surprised me. When I told him that there was no difference between legalization and regularization, he said that President Bush’s guest worker program wasn’t a legalization of illegal aliens, because they could “never become a citizen, […]
Am scheduled to appear on FOX News at about 12:45 pm eastern time today.