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TERRI NEWS: THERE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 07:18 PM

Via AP: George Felos, the attorney for husband Michael Schiavo, told reporters later that he had visited Schiavo for more than an hour Tuesday and described her as “very peaceful. She looked calm.” “I saw no evidence of any bodily discomfort whatsoever,” Felos said. Felos also said that the chief medical examiner for Pinellas County, […]

“THESE PEOPLE:” THE MSM’S RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 03:51 PM

Over the weekend, I wondered why the mainstream media was ignoring some amazing stories of pro-life activists and evangelical disabled advocates who have been peacefully keeping vigil outside Terri Schiavo’s hospice. Michelle Cottle of The New Republic, who appeared on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday, provides some candid insight into the bigoted mindset of the […]

THINKING ABOUT TERRI

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 02:17 PM

If you read nothing else today on Terri Schiavo, read the incomparable Mark Steyn. An excerpt: This is not a criminal, not a murderer, not a person whose life should be in the gift of the state. So I find it repulsive, and indeed decadent, to have her continued existence framed in terms of ”plaintiffs” […]

EARTHQUAKE BLAME

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 02:03 PM

You’ve seen the BBC report: The Indian Ocean is on tsunami alert after a quake off the coast of Sumatra, the Indonesian island that bore the brunt of the 26 December disaster. It struck just before midnight local time, with an estimated magnitude of 8.2, and caused widespread panic. Now, the tin-foilers at the Democratic […]

QUIZ OF THE DAY

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 01:56 PM

Okay, I never usually link to these things. But we’re huge Incredibles fans (if you haven’t seen the special DVD feature, Jack-Jack Attack, you must). So, which Incredibles character are you? I’m…Edna. Like this:Like Loading…

KURTZ DODGES AGAIN

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 01:35 PM

Lame. Meanwhile, John Hinderaker keeps the heat on. Earlier: “Ask Kurtz“ Like this:Like Loading…

BUY A G.I. BRACELET

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 01:25 PM

Received a beautiful G.I. bracelet today–it’s a purple band that sports the phrase “FOR THOSE WHO SERVE” in honor of the troops. The G.I. bracelets are just $5 each. The entire purchase price goes to the following 501(c)(3) charities: Fisher House Foundation Builds “comfort homes” on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. […]

GETTING HITCHED

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 01:09 PM

A wedding is in the works for the cutest couple in the blogosphere! Congrats to Frank J. and Sarah K (the official, one and only IMAO T-shirt babe). I’m wearing my Nuke The Moon t-shirt (available from one of my fine advertisers, Those Shirts) in celebration. Like this:Like Loading…

TSA: THOUSANDS STANDING AROUND

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 10:38 AM

Yesterday morning, TSA workers at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport thought they saw an x-ray of a gun in someone’s carry-on bag. So, naturally, they let the passenger proceed to the gate with his bag. Then it dawned on someone that maybe that wasn’t such a good idea. So TSA evacuated the entire airport […]

WAGE GAPS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 10:12 AM

Who earns more, college-educated black women or college-educated white women? Click on “Read More” to see the answer. Like this:Like Loading…

INTRODUCING THE IMMIGRATION BLOG

By thisistwitchy  •  March 28, 2005 06:04 AM

Please take a moment to visit my new group blog offshoot, The Immigration Blog. I’ve invited a few of the writers, researchers, and citizen activists I consider among the most compelling and insightful analysts on immigration and border security to join me in this new venture. Those joining me are: -Bonnie Eggle -Peter Gadiel -Chris […]

“I SHALL NOT DIE…”

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 11:41 AM

1 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever! 2 Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures for ever.” 16 the right hand of the LORD is exalted, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!” 17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the […]

EASTER E-MAIL OF THE DAY

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 11:40 AM

A reader notes that Google usually changes its logo on holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day, World Water Day, and so on. So, he asks, “why no logo for Easter?” Like this:Like Loading…

STANDING UP FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 10:15 AM

One of the pro-abortion Left’s favorite attacks on people of faith is that we only care about children before they’re born and not afterwards. Perhaps this is why the mainstream media has ignored the amazing stories of pro-life activists who have been keeping vigil outside Terri Schiavo’s hospice–people like Steve and Tony Sakac, the Withey […]

UGLINESS ON EASTER SUNDAY MORN

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 09:55 AM

The Los Angeles Times tries desperately today to paint GOP Rep. Tom DeLay as a hypocrite over the Schiavo case by exposing a family tragedy involving his deceased father. DeLay’s dad suffered massive injuries in a freak accident in 1988 while testing a trolley he had built on a slope near his home. The story […]

DEHUMANIZING TERRI

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 08:25 AM

With time running out for Terri Schiavo, I hope I am not the only one offended by AP’s breezy comparison between Schiavo (a human being) and Kismet (a robot): To understand the emotional reaction to the tapes of Terri Schiavo, one need only spend a few minutes with Kismet. People who spend time with the […]

YET ANOTHER JOURNALIST RECEIVES GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 08:24 AM

A television reporter in Florida whose work appears on CNN and local Florida stations has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from state government agencies he covered, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reports: Mike Vasilinda, a 30-year veteran of the Tallahassee press corps, does public relations work and provides film editing services to more than a […]

KOFI A. ANNAN, WILL YOU PLEASE GO NOW? PT. II

By thisistwitchy  •  March 27, 2005 12:47 AM

From the London Sunday Times: KOFI ANNAN, the United Nations secretary-general, is said to be struggling with depression and considering his future. Colleagues have reported concerns about Annan ahead of an official report this week that will examine his son Kojo’s connection to the controversial Iraqi oil for food scheme. Depending on the findings of […]

HOPE IS FADING. JUST PRAY.

By thisistwitchy  •  March 26, 2005 05:54 PM

Time and options are running out for Terri. Trey Jackson has video of Terri’s brother Bobby at a press conference stating that he is going to recommend his parents not visit anymore because of Terri’s condition. Many readers have noted Michael Schiavo’s refusal to allow an autopsy for Terri and his insistence on immediate cremation. […]

ASK KURTZ

By thisistwitchy  •  March 26, 2005 09:57 AM

Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz will be participating in an online chat on Monday at noon EST. Submit your questions here. Here are three questions I’m sending him: 1.Why did you describe the unsigned Schiavo talking points as a “Republican strategy memo”–a term that implies Republicans were responsible for creating and/or circulating it? 2. […]

PHOTO TAMPERING AT

By thisistwitchy  •  March 26, 2005 08:38 AM

Sharon Bond of the St. Petersburg Times reports on a controversy regarding the cover of the March issue of Harper’s magazine: Marine recruits so new that their hair hasn’t been cut don’t sound like the best models for a story about soldiers going AWOL – particularly since none in the group is a deserter. But […]

EYEWITNESSES?

By thisistwitchy  •  March 26, 2005 05:40 AM

Josh Claybourn of In the Agora reports a startling new development in the Schiavo “GOP Talking Points” memo story: On Friday four staffers of Senators Rick Santorum and Mel Martinez accused a renegade aide to Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) of distributing forged “talking points” to members of the media and claiming Republican authorship. In the […]

MSM CONTINUES TO IGNORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SCHIAVO MEMO

By thisistwitchy  •  March 26, 2005 05:33 AM

It has now been nearly a week since Power Line first raised troubling questions about the “GOP Talking Points” memo distributed to Republicans in the Senate. It has been three days since Power Line and In the Agora quoted an ABC News official who appeared to be backing away from the assertion that the memo […]

HOWIE KURTZ TRIES TO COVER UP

By thisistwitchy  •  March 25, 2005 06:55 PM

At the bottom of a column published at 7:31 am this morning, Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz downplays the Schiavo memo controversy: Powerline[,] which played a role in exposing CBS’s National Guard memos, is wondering about the Republican strategy memo that, oddly enough, fails to list an author: “Confirming what we reported, ABC News […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIVING WILLS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 25, 2005 03:16 PM

One of the big memes from the media about the Schiavo case is that the ultimate solution lies with living wills: Schiavo case sparks push for living wills Living Wills: Everyone Ought to Have One Schiavo debacle shows why living wills a must Living wills bring peace of mind It’s good that the Schiavo case […]

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