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A HATE CRIME IN JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS–HORRID NEW DETAILS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 10:12 PM

As I noted earlier today, Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch have been doing cutting-edge reporting on the Armanious murders. Today JW revealed new details about the killings that the MSM have yet to report: Shortly after the murders, members of the Egyptian consulate went to visit the family to encourage them to keep quiet. And […]

“KILLED BY SUV”

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 01:50 PM

A WNBC headline: Man In Wheelchair Struck, Killed By SUV In Bronx Actually, he was killed by the driver of the SUV, wasn’t he? The story continues: Police said 41-year-old Juan Jimenez was crossing Broadway near 230th Street at about 5:44 p.m. when a late model black Mitsubishi SUV hit him and pinned him under […]

FIDEL CASTRO’S BLOGGING NEMESIS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 12:55 PM

The Miami Herald spotlights Babalu Blog, a fresh, funny, and fiercely anti-Castro blog run by Valentin Prieto. Here’s a taste: A couple of men walking home in Cuba get arrested for “hanging out in a tourist zone” and I am here in exile telling fidel castro to kiss my ass. Somewhere on that island, in […]

THE DOWNED BRITISH TRANSPORT

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 12:09 PM

Who shot down the British C-130 in Iraq carrying 9 Royal Air Force personnel and one soldier over the weekend? Terrorist mouthpiece Al Jazeera is now broadcasting a videotape with some possible answers. Background on another terrorist group’s claim on the crash at Jeff Quinton’s.

MUST-SEE VIDEO

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 11:26 AM

Adam Keiper has set images of the Iraqi election to Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. It’s dazzling. (Hat tip: Simon Smith)

SALUTE AMERICA’S HEROES

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 11:19 AM

Over the weekend, FOX News business anchor Neil Cavuto interviewed SPC Jose (J.R.) Martinez about the Iraqi elections. Martinez expressed elation over the success of the process and gratitude for his fellow men and women in uniform. Martinez’s unbridled enthusiasm and love of country captivated me. He is an awe-inspiring spokesman for Salute America’s Heroes, […]

ISLAMISTS TRACKING CHRISTIANS ONLINE

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 10:57 AM

The latest developments in the Armanious murder case… * From the N.Y. Sun, we learn that a radical Islamist website has been tracking Christians on the online chat forum, Paltalk–which was frequented by Hossan Armanious: The password protected Arabic Web site, at the address www.barsomyat.com, features pictures and information about Christians who have been particularly […]

RUSH SPEAKS OUT

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 08:23 AM

Meant to blog this on Friday, but Rush Limbaugh delivered some tough remarks on federal spending and illegal immigration that have grass-roots conservatives buzzing. “We cannot maintain our sovereignty without securing and protecting our borders in an era where terrorists around the world seek entry to this country,” Limbaugh said in his radio monologue. John […]

MAID FOR GOP SCANDAL

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 07:49 AM

I’ve never liked N.Y. Governor George Pataki (see here and here, for example). Here’s one more reason not to like him. The N.Y. Post reports today on its front page that Pataki had the state GOP secretly fund a personal maid for his wife at the family mansion: The servant — whose shocking existence on […]

IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL…

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 07:38 AM

…the disgruntled staffers sing. Ratherbiased.com alerts us to the latest issue of New York magazine, which has an inside look at the internal strife at CBS News. Among the juicy tidbits the magazine revealed, Ratherbiased.com reports: *Dan Rather has been observed wandering the hallways of CBS News muttering “elections have consequences,” referring to Bush-Kerry presidential […]

MUSLIMS VS. FREE SPEECH IN THE NETHERLANDS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 31, 2005 05:03 AM

From the New York Times: Can angry young Muslims dictate what is and is not acceptable in the traditionally open-minded world of Dutch arts? In the last few weeks, it appears, the answer has been yes. The Netherlands’ main film festival, now going on in Rotterdam, canceled a showing of a short documentary denouncing violence […]

BLUE INK SOLIDARITY

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 02:17 PM

Ten-year-old Shelby Dangerfield of Billings, Montana, has launched a campaign to show solidarity with Iraqi voters: “It will symbolize our support if we wear ink on our fingers,” Shelby said. “We’re not forcing them to vote, but they have a chance to do it and they should take that chance.” Shelby said Saturday afternoon she […]

THE LEFT GOES INTO HIBERNATION

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 01:52 PM

With the exception of Sullivan, the top bloggers on the left side of the blogosphere have decided to mark this historic day by hiding under their bedcovers. As of 1:45pm EST today, Talking Points Memo is silent on the Iraqi elections. Atrios is silent on the Iraqi elections. Crooked Timber is silent on the Iraqi […]

MEANWHILE, RAMSEY CLARK WEEPS FOR SADDAM

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 12:51 PM

Ramsey Clark, the terrorists’ lawyer, has an op-ed piece out today in the Houston Chronicle in defense of Saddam Hussein. Here’s a taste: The United States, and the Bush administration in particular, engineered the demonization of Saddam, and it has a clear political interest in his conviction. Obviously, a fair trial of Saddam will be […]

WOMEN VOTING IN IRAQ

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 11:53 AM

Lining up Smiling on the streets Turning out in droves Elderly women voters defy terrorists in Baghdad Entering the polling place Bringing the children Marking their ballots Celebrating their votes Will American feminists be celebrating these amazing images and this historic day? The silence is deafening. Update: Chris Muir’s newest Day by Day cartoon says […]

KERRY AND THE SWIFT VETS REVISITED

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 11:14 AM

Good for Tim Russert, who just grilled John Kerry on Meet the Press about lingering questions raised by the Swift Boat Vets for Truth. First, Russert asked Kerry about the impact the Swift Vets had on the campaign. Kerry said he “should have responded faster and more forcefully” and blamed his inability to combat “the […]

LIE OF THE MORNING

By thisistwitchy  •  January 30, 2005 10:53 AM

Tim Russert on Meet the Press this morning asked John Kerry what was going through his mind as he watched President Bush deliver his inaugural address: “Respect for the process, not feeling sorry for myself at all.”

HOW THE FRENCH HELP

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:37 PM

You’ll love this story about how the French are partying it up on their humanitarian mission to Indonesia: The naval ship’s pantry is stocked with wines, baguettes and pate, and its casual dress code is shorts and sandals. There’s even an artist – a painter to keep an illustrated record of the trip. With a […]

MORE CHAOS AT THE BORDER

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:30 PM

Yesterday on FOX News (video here thanks to Cheese and Crackers/Wes Roth), I discussed this report on increased assaults on Border Patrol agents along the southwestern border. Now, comes word that federal agents are being targeted for kidnap/murder plots by Mexican drug cartels. From the Brownsville Herald: A plot to kidnap and kill two FBI […]

IRAQI ELECTION NEWS

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 09:15 PM

The latest word on election eve… How Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper is playing it: Violence rages on as Iraqis go to polls today: 19 killed in suicide attack, shootings Steven Taylor at PoliBlog has a comprehensive round-up. Fresh news updates at The Command Post. Spirit of America will broadcast election coverage on CSPAN this Sunday from […]

GOOD QUESTION

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 08:57 PM

From reader Joseph O’Neill: Why don’t we see the human shields at the polls in Iraq? They were willing to protect Iraq from bombs before the war started. Why aren’t they protecting Iraq now?

AP SHOWS ITS BIAS AGAIN

By thisistwitchy  •  January 29, 2005 02:00 PM

Power Line has the goods on AP yet again. Previous examples here, here, here, here, here, and… well you get the idea.

STIFFING THE BORDER PATROL

By thisistwitchy  •  January 28, 2005 01:10 PM

Terry Jeffrey blows the whistle.

VW: VERY WIMPY

By thisistwitchy  •  January 28, 2005 12:21 PM

You know that VW/terrorist spoof ad that went viral last week? VW has decided to sue the satirists, whoever they are: Company spokesman Hartwig von Sass said VW lodged a criminal complaint with prosecutors in Brunswick, Germany, but did not specify a perpetrator. “This is an attack on Volkswagen’s good name,” he said of the […]

VIP: VERY IMPORTANT POMPOSITIES

By thisistwitchy  •  January 28, 2005 10:52 AM

The Reporterette has a good scooplet on how flight space is being restricted around the Greenbrier resort in West Virignia to clear the air for members of Congress coming for a junket, I mean, “policy weekend.” We’re sure much important legislative work will get done here.

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