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LOOK WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT VOTER FRAUD

By thisistwitchy  •  April 30, 2005 03:58 PM

Following up on David Gelernter’s excellent LA Times column on the Dems’ Infantile American Principle… Efforts to require valid photo ID upon voting–the horror, the horror!–continue to be stymied by the “Count Every Bogus Vote” lobbyists on the Left. Playing the scare-the-poor-and-old-people card, Democrat governor Jim Doyle of election fraud-riddled Wisconsin just vetoed a measure […]

“IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYBODY”

By thisistwitchy  •  April 30, 2005 12:53 PM

This is a tragic story of a freak accident, compellingly written by a former Seattle Times colleague of mine, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tomas Alex Tizon. Puts all your petty gripes in perspective. Also makes you appreciate the best of what journalism can be–gifted reporting and compassionate story-telling, from the lede graf to the ending that […]

WHO’S IN A FAMILY?

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 11:00 PM

Lots of buzz in New England and from parentbloggers about this book: The book, “Who’s in a Family?,” teaches preschoolers about “multicultural contemporary family units” including nuclear, intergenerational, mixed-race, and lesbian and gay arrangements. David Parker, father of a 5-year-old boy in Concord, Mass., was arrested Wednesday at his son’s kindergarten over a disagreement about […]

LIBERTY RISING

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 01:23 PM

One of my favorite anti-Moonbat antidotes, Protest Warriors.com, has a cool new documentary online about their battle with the Left last summer. They’ve put a half-dozen movies together on DVD. Check ‘em out.

THE WASHINGTON POST’S HEADLINE HYPE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 11:59 AM

From today’s Washington Post Corrections section: The headline on an April 28 analysis about ethics allegations against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay overstated the opinions expressed by legal experts. The experts said that DeLay is in danger of being declared in violation of House rules, but they did not characterize such a finding as “likely.” […]

DEPUTY DAVID MARCH, IN MEMORIAM

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 11:40 AM

My tribute to Deputy March is up at The Immigration Blog.

LAURA INGRAHAM UPDATE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 11:30 AM

Great, great news: Laura Ingraham’s lymph nodes are cancer-free, according to a pathology report. More details available on her web site.

LOOK WHO’S DEFENDING THE RICH NOW

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 11:11 AM

The left side of the blogosphere has gone into full-blown spin mode regarding the effects of President Bush’s Social Security indexing proposal. Here’s Josh Marshall: let’s state specifically what this to-some-sexy-sounding proposal offers: steep benefit cuts for all but the lowest income Americans and meager increases in benefits for them. It’s hard to see how […]

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: SA-I-GU

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 10:20 AM

Thirteen years ago, thugs and morons in southern California terrorized law-abiding business owners and citizens and sent Los Angeles up in flames. Coddling apologists still insist on referring to the L.A. riots as “civil unrest” or the “disturbance.” Korean-American shopkeepers in particular will not soon forget. Meanwhile, one of the most famous hate-mongers to emerge […]

SQUASHING THE “THERE’S A WAR ON” MEME

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 09:39 AM

I was going to comment on this curious post at Instapundit, which seems to take an uncharacteristically rude slap at Kathryn Lopez of NRO for simply noting House passage of the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (apparently such measures are reckless and unnecessary diversions because there’s a “war on”), but Ace of Spades already nailed […]

GET WELL, ZELL

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 09:11 AM

Democrat Zell Miller–a true maverick–fell ill yesterday during a speech and was taken to a hospital outside Atlanta. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Check out Scott Johnson’s lovely tribute to Zell here, “My favorite Democrat.” Mine, too. *** Previous: End-of-the-year listmania (best Zell zingers of 2004, scroll down)

THE ROAR OF MSM DEMAGOGUES

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 08:11 AM

“I propose a Social Security system in the future where benefits for low-income workers will grow faster than benefits for people who are better off,” President Bush said at his news conference last night. “This reform would solve most of the funding challenges facing Social Security.” Democrats claim that Bush’s plan constitutes a “cut” in […]

DEATH FOR HASAN AKBAR

By thisistwitchy  •  April 29, 2005 12:09 AM

Justice is served. Never forget the victims who died in Hasan Akbar’s cold-blooded, premeditated attack on our troops. They served our country well and honorably and left behind grieving families: Army Captain Christopher Seifert Major Gregory Stone *** Previous: Confirmed: Hasan Akbar stabbed an MP Breaking: Hasan Akbar found guilty Dear Diary: “I am going […]

MAKING FISCAL CONSERVATIVES CRINGE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 11:38 PM

From tonight’s Bush press conference, regarding the dreadful No Child Left Behind Act: The system for too long had just shuffled children through and just hoped for the best. And guess what happened? We had people graduating from high school who were illiterate — and that’s just not right in America. It wasn’t working. And […]

LT. PANTANO UPDATE: “HE’S A GREAT MARINE”

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 11:18 PM

Moving testimony today from six defense witnesses on behalf of Lt. Pantano, who faces a possible death sentence for killing two Iraqi insurgents in the heat of battle in a terrorist-infested town near Baghdad. From AP: Six defense witnesses spoke glowingly of 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano at a military pretrial hearing – at one point […]

TERMINATOR TROUBLES

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 11:01 PM

His poll numbers slumping, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger now is using border security to pump up his popularity. Chris Kelly has the details.

WARD CHURCHILL AND MEChA: PERFECT TOGETHER

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 06:04 PM

Scott at Slant Point reports on a match made in P.C. hell: left-wing loon Ward Churchill and America-hating ethnic grievance-mongerers MEChA. *** Previous: Bustamante, MEChA, and the media Ward Churchill: bullying claim Ward Churchill update Press conference on Ward Churchill Ward Churchill: Caught on tape One of Ward Churchill’s ex-wives speaks Double standards at the […]

AL FRANKEN: PROUD MEMBER OF THE UNREALITY-BASED COMMUNITY

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 05:56 PM

How does Air America’s marquee host deal with pathetic ratings? Deny, lie, and vilify. Brian Maloney reports that in an interview with South Park Conservatives author Brian Anderson, Al Franken asserted today that Air America’s ratings are not available to the public. So I guess the radio trade industry is just making it all up? […]

STILL MORE UNCOUNTED BALLOTS IN WASHINGTON STATE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 05:28 PM

They are still finding uncounted ballots in Washington state from last fall’s gubernatorial election. (Hat tip: Gerry at Daly Thoughts) Related: According to the King County Journal, Dino Rossi is ruling out a run for U.S. Senate against inumbent Democrat Maria Cantwell in 2006. He was considered the GOP’s best hope. (Hat tip: Doverspa at […]

LOJACK FOR COMPUTERS

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 05:08 PM

If U.C. Berkeley used the same computer-tracking system as the University of Tampa, Biology professor Jasper Rine might have recovered his stolen laptop. (Hat tip: reader Rod Ruggiero.)

BEWARE OF MOONBATS WITH SUPERGLUE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 01:25 PM

Another addition to the Left Coast lunacy files: Indy Media Watch reports that the moonbats in Seattle are busy planning for “Freeze the Media Day.” “Freeze the Media Day” is when people all around the country drop superglue and toothpicks into the money slots of slimy corperate (sic) media newspaper dispensers…This is a nationwide event, […]

THE AUNT TOMASINA CARD

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 11:22 AM

Memo to the New York Times: If you are going to publish editorials whining about the Republicans’ “dishonest discussion” of judicial nominees, you should try yourselves to refrain from engaging in dishonest rhetoric. Let’s take a look at a specious claim slipped into today’s lead editorial attacking judicial nominees Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown: […]

BLOGS VS. TALK RADIO

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 10:48 AM

Tom Blumer at Bizzyblog thinks the blogosphere is cutting into the talk radio audience: I believe the blogosphere has been taking listeners away from talk radio, and that the pace of this shift is accelerating. I believe it’s true on the left and the right, as Air America, having gained no meaningful traction during the […]

MODO WATCH

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 10:43 AM

Gawker untangles Maureen Dowd’s Bolton-hating mixed metaphors. Villainous Company does a little Dowd detangling of her own.

PORTLAND VS. AMERICA

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 10:26 AM

From the Left Coast lunacy files, the Los Angeles Times reports today that the city of Portland is withdrawing its cops from the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force: This city is expected today to become the first in the nation to pull out of an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, following a series of disagreements […]

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