Did You Know...

   

Archive » 2005 » February

U.N. SEX SCANDAL: HEADS ARE STARTING TO ROLL

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 10:08 PM

Reuters reports on a possible resignation in the wake of the U.N. Congo peacekeepers/predators crisis: UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Reuters) – The U.N. representative in the Congo, American William Lacy Swing, may soon resign his post following allegations of widespread sexual abuse by peacekeepers, diplomats said on Monday. Swing, due in New York on Thursday […]

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FACULTY MEMBERS COME TO THE DEFENSE OF WARD CHURCHILL

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 09:27 AM

CBS4 Denver reports that hundreds of University of Colorado faculty members have come to the defense of professor Ward Churchill: Members of the faculty bought an ad in the Monday edition of the Boulder Daily Camera. The ad demands the university stop [its] investigation. Churchill’s defenders frame this as an issue of academic freedom, but […]

ANARCHY IN BOSTON

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 09:07 AM

On top of its al Qaeda problem and its MS-13 problem, Boston has another headache: anarchists. The Boston Herald reports: Local Joint Terrorist Task Force investigators are keeping close tabs on a group of anarchists hellbent on creating a classless society – using armed resistance if necessary, the Herald has learned. Anarchist Black Cross Federation, […]

WHAT TO DO ABOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 07:57 AM

Want the feds to get serious about illegal immigration? Polipundit has a simple, humane, effective plan. Like this:Like Loading…

THE SOFTER SIDE OF THE BLACK PANTHERS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 07:29 AM

A new exhibit at the Berkeley Public Library shows the positive side of the Black Panthers: BERKELEY — Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover once called the Black Panthers the “greatest threat to the internal security of the country.” But a collection of black-and-white photographs on display at the Berkeley Public Library shows a softer […]

HAWAII’S SECESSIONISTS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 05:58 AM

Tomorrow is Sen. John McCain’s hearing of S. 147, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005. The bill is also known as the Akaka bill, after the bill’s principal sponsor, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii). Tomorrow’s hearing, which begins at 10 am eastern time, will be broadcast live over the internet through a link provided […]

HOT AIR ON THE

By thisistwitchy  •  February 28, 2005 05:20 AM

Michael Northrop of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, argues in this Washington Post op-ed that hundreds of businesses have taken steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, mostly by using energy more efficiently. In so doing, they have reduced their costs and increased their profitability: For example, six companies — IBM, DuPont, BT (British Telecom), Alcan, NorskeCanada […]

BLOGGING THE OSCARS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 05:54 PM

The red carpet parade’s starting at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. Not my cup of tea, but there’s plenty of Oscarblogging and ‘net coverage elsewhere, including: James Joyner’s Oscar picks at OTB. Newsmax on the “Christian Oscar” awards. Moviefone’s viewers’ choice awards. Guess which movie the masses picked? Liveblogging at Making the Movie and Mark […]

DON’T MISS MARK STEYN’S DEBUT…

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 05:45 PM

…in a blog’s comments section. Over at Austin Bay’s. Sez Mark: “Austin Bay goads me into losing my blogospheric virginity. It was over in minutes, but the audience made me nervous.” Like this:Like Loading…

THE GARBAGE MAN MOVES ON TO LONDON

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 04:07 PM

Democrat political operative Zack Exley, known as “the garbage man” for publishing fake photos of President Bush with cocaine residue under his nose, has been hired as a campaign consultant by Britain’s Labour Party. A Labour spokeswoman told The Independent that Exley was hired specifically because of his experience working for MoveOn. For those who […]

KRYGYZSTAN VOTES–BUT WAS THE ELECTION FAIR?

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 03:24 PM

Polls closed today in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary elections. The results are expected tomorrow, according to VOA News, but one opposition leader is already alleging violations of election regulations. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting says protests about the integrity of the election process began about one week ago in Talas where “supporters of parliamentary hopeful […]

NBC: NETWORK BLASPHEMING CATHOLICS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 27, 2005 12:26 PM

Last week, the NBC-TV sitcom “Committed” decided to use the Holy Eucharist as a cheap comedy prop. (Hat tip to one of my favorite bloggers: The Anchoress.) The Catholic League describes the show: During the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” two non-Catholics are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass. […]

REAL ID ACT LOOPHOLES

By thisistwitchy  •  February 26, 2005 07:00 AM

The Real ID Act, which recently passed the House by a 261-to-161 vote, has been portrayed by both supporters and opponents as banning drivers’ licenses for illegal aliens. As the sponsor of the bill, Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.), told Human Events, “an applicant for a driver’s license or renewal must prove […]

WHAT WILL THE VACCINE PUSHERS SAY NOW?

By thisistwitchy  •  February 26, 2005 07:00 AM

Earlier this month a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found no evidence that flu shots reduce deaths among the elderly. This morning brings word from The Lancet that flu shots don’t work at all among another large high-risk group: children under the age of 2. Reuters reports: There is no evidence that […]

SICKO OF THE DAY

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 12:51 PM

Look what this woman did while her toddler was in the back seat of her car. Trevor Bothwell of The Right Report has much more, if you can stomach it. Like this:Like Loading…

ANOTHER BIZARRE TWIST IN THE WARD CHURCHILL SAGA

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 08:21 AM

Check out these two pieces of art. The first, drawn by the late artist Thomas E. Mails, was published in a 1972 book called The Mystic Warriors of the Plains. The second, titled “Winter Attack,” was “drawn” by University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill. Photo credit: CBS4 Denver. Photo credit: CBS4 Denver. CBS4 Denver has […]

MUST SEE TV

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 07:35 AM

Columnist Mark Steyn is scheduled to appear on C-SPAN this morning at 9 am eastern time. (hat tip: Frum) Like this:Like Loading…

DAS BOOTS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 06:53 AM

There’s lots of buzz about Condi’s black leather, high-heeled boots. Robin Givhan of the Washington Post spins an entire, breathless article out of the Secretary of State’s attire (it’s Givhan’s schtick). An excerpt: When looking at the image of Rice in Wiesbaden, the mind searches for ways to put it all into context. It turns […]

MEDIA BIAS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 06:17 AM

When FDA panelists on COX-2 inhibitors have industry ties it’s considered a big story, but when panelists on federal and state immunization panels have ties to vaccine manufacturers few seem to notice or care. Why is one story more newsworthy than the other? Like this:Like Loading…

CALLING TYPE O BLOOD DONORS

By thisistwitchy  •  February 25, 2005 12:04 AM

There’s a Marine who needs you. From the Bakersfield Californian: LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) – A Marine who received a liver transplant because of a near-fatal infection that developed after his return from Iraq may now need a bone marrow transplant. Lance Cpl. Christopher LeBleu, 22, has a “high probability” of needing the transplant because […]

READ THE U.N.’S LIPS: NO NEW SEX SCANDAL

By thisistwitchy  •  February 24, 2005 03:50 PM

The United Nations responds today to my column last week on the Congo peacekeeper/sex predator crisis. From Jane Holl Lute, Asst. Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, in the N.Y. Post letters page: February 24, 2005 — Michelle Malkin’s column (“U.N.’s Rape of the Innocents,” Opinion, Feb. 16) neglects to mention the measures the United Nations is […]

WARD CHURCHILL: CAUGHT ON TAPE ADVOCATING TERRORISM

By thisistwitchy  •  February 24, 2005 09:08 AM

In August 2003, loony professor Ward Churchill spoke in Seattle before a crowd of moonbats and advised them on how to conduct acts of terrorism. Churchill’s voice is unmistakable on these tapes, obtained and released by Denver radio station hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman. You must hear the the clips to believe them: Part […]

MS-13: BUS MASSACRE SUSPECT NABBED

By thisistwitchy  •  February 24, 2005 08:57 AM

I’m continuing to track Mara Salvatrucha/MS-13, the violent illegal alien gang that has spread from El Salvador to Honduras to Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and across the heartland. The latest arrest involves an illegal alien MS-13 member in Texas wanted for masterminding a shocking bus attack in Honduras in December that claimed the lives of […]

THE REVOLT AGAINST NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

By thisistwitchy  •  February 24, 2005 12:02 AM

The bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures is coming out with a devastating report tomorrow that reportedly shreds the Bush administration over the No Child Left Behind Act. A special task force on the federal law will hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., and the report will be posted on the NCSL website at […]

REMNANTS OF 9/11

By thisistwitchy  •  February 23, 2005 10:07 PM

It was another sad milestone for 9/11 families today. The medical examiner’s office in New York has announced it will halt efforts to try and identify the remains of the 2,749 people who were killed in New York on Sept. 11, 2001: Speaking in the Bronx yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the remains would stay […]

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook