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UP OR DOWN, ‘ROUND AND ‘ROUND

By thisistwitchy  •  April 28, 2005 07:53 AM

Power Line has been doing a excellent job exposing the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s forgetfulness about its flip-flopping on filbustering. Lots of amnesia going around: “It is not the role of the Senate to obstruct the process and prevent numbers of highly qualified nominees from even being given the opportunity for a vote on the Senate floor.” […]

WE ARE ALL MINUTEMEN NOW

By thisistwitchy  •  April 27, 2005 05:38 PM

Here’s my column today on the status of the border-bungling pols in Washington. Headed down there now for the Hold Their Feet To Their Fire dinner. Back later with more.

MORE ON THAT “LOS ANGELES, MEXICO” BILLBOARD

By thisistwitchy  •  April 27, 2005 12:27 PM

Some in the mainstream media are picking up on the story–blogged here yesterday–on that appalling “Los Angeles, Mexico” billboard. Here’s some reaction in the Los Angeles Times, which reports “Ad Putting L.A. in Mexico Called Slap in Face:” “This is almost a poster-board for illegal immigration,” said Peter Amundson, a volunteer with the California Republican […]

ELIZABETH EDWARDS COUNSELS THE MOONBATS

By thisistwitchy  •  April 27, 2005 10:54 AM

Sen. John Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, is a frequent commenter in the far-left fever swamps of the Democratic Underground discussion forum (see, for example, here and here). Yesterday, Mrs. Edwards surfaced on a DU thread about conservative radio talk show hostess extraordinaire Laura Ingraham, who underwent surgery yesterday for breast cancer. (Hat tip: Reader Eddie.) When […]

AIR AMERICA’S ASSASSINATION CHIC

By thisistwitchy  •  April 27, 2005 09:32 AM

Assuming you’ve seen the Drudge Report flash on the Air America skit broadcast yesterday and now apparently under investigation for its assassination overtones. Randi Rhodes has used this rhetoric before. From May 2004: Comparing Bush and his family to the Corleones of “Godfather” fame, Air America host Randi Rhodes reportedly unleashed this zinger during her […]

LT. PANTANO’ S PLIGHT CONTINUES

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 11:35 PM

I’m still following the case of Lt. Ilario Pantano, the Marine who may be charged with the death penalty for killing two Iraqi insurgents in the heat of battle in a terrorist-infested town near Baghdad. Today was the first day of a preliminary hearing known as an Article 32 investigation to determine whether there is […]

LACI PETERSON VS. LISA EATMON: IS RACISM TO BLAME?

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 11:04 PM

Jeralyn Merritt at TalkLeft asks an interesting question: “Why is Laci Peterson more important than Lisa Eatmon?” Eatmon, 33, was 8 months pregnant when her body was discovered in the Hudson River earlier this month. Yesterday, the father of Eatmon’s unborn child was charged with her killing: Mr. Glinton, a sanitation worker, was arrested on […]

FLOOR FIGHT

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 04:19 PM

Sens. Reid, McConnell, Schumer going at it re. judicial nominations on CSPAN-2 now. Sen. Reid: “We’re willing to compromise..” Sen Reid re. up-and-down votes: “That will not happen.” 429pm. Back to the highway bill. I missed the top. Trackback if you saw/liveblogged it. 459. Sen. Kennedy launching into a diatribe about Abu Ghraib. Update: More […]

FAKING THE HATE

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 12:46 PM

You know that story about minority students being evacuated from a university because of racially motivated hate mail? Jesse Jackson even showed up to harangue college administrators. Well, a student has been arrested–A black female student who faked the threat because she wanted to go home: A student who was apparently homesick was arrested and […]

DINING WITH ANDREW SULLIVAN

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 11:38 AM

Worldly blogger Andrew Sullivan descends into RFK baseball stadium and has just discovered “a new foodstuff known as dippin’ dots.” It’s ice cream. Shaped like dots! Wait ’til he hears about the new foodstuff known as Pretzel Stix (best with hot fudge topping). They’re pretzels. Shaped like sticks! The wonders of mall food innovations, eh?

WHO-NEEDS-ENEMIES PHOTOS OF THE DAY

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 10:50 AM

I could write whole treatises on how American sovereignty is being undermined by our own open borders capitulationists and stability fetishists. But these photos say it all for me: (Source: ALIPAC) (AFP/Jim Watson) *** Background/related commentary: ALIPAC blows the whistle At least it’s not “Alta California” L.A. Now in Mexico? Byron York on the hand-holding […]

FRESH AIR FILES

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 10:05 AM

Good reads… Deroy Murdock on how terrorists heart libraries. Tom Sowell: Race doesn’t hold back America’s “black rednecks.” Nor does racism. Ed Lasky performs a “Colinoscopy.” Matt Rosenberg and Ambra Nykol explain why victim-card feminists are hanging red panties in their windows.

PRAYERS FOR LAURA INGRAHAM

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 09:25 AM

Just found out about this. From Laura Ingraham’s website: You know I hate Drama Kings or Queens, but I am asking for your prayers today and for the forseeable future. On Friday afternoon, I learned that I have joined the ever-growing group of American women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. As so many […]

MORE MSM POLLING BIAS

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 09:11 AM

The same folks that gave us a misleading poll about Terri Schiavo are now reporting the results of a poll that asks, “Would you support or oppose changing Senate rules to make it easier for Republicans to confirm President Bush’s judicial nominees?” Not surprisingly, given the wording of the poll, a huge majority of respondents […]

DISPOSABLE LAPTOPS

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 09:00 AM

The CEO of Advanced Micro Devices says $100 laptops may be available in less than three years. UC Berkeley professor Jasper Rine should be relieved.

THE AIR MARSHAL AND THE ACLU

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 07:42 AM

How do you know when an air marshals’ spokesman is spinning? When his lips are moving. Here’s Federal Air Marshals Service spokesman Dave Adams on the reinstatement this week of air marshal whistleblower Frank Terreri, who filed a civil liberties lawsuit against the agency after being suspended for criticizing FAMS director Tom Quinn last October […]

HOW MANY AMERICANS HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE?

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 07:38 AM

Oft-cited Census data apparently overstate the number of uninsured because they undercount the number of people covered by Medicaid. Turns out the true number of uninsured may be closer to 36 million than 45 million. That’s still a lot of people. For a more detailed discussion of the statistics, see here.

PABLO PAREDES: CO STATUS DENIED

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 07:19 AM

This just in… Military deserter and anti-war Left poster boy Pablo Paredes has been denied conscientious objector status. His request for Other than Honorable discharge in lieu of a court-martial trial has also been denied. In a press release e-mailed this morning by his brother, the Paredes family reported: Massive support activities for Pablo Paredes […]

AIR AMERICA: MORE BAD RATINGS

By thisistwitchy  •  April 26, 2005 07:06 AM

Brian Maloney takes a look at Air America’s dismal performance in the most recent Arbitron ratings, which were released last night: [In New York City,] WLIB’s tiny 1.2 audience share, for all listeners 12 and older, is the same as for Fall 2004. The audience is actually smaller now than when the station first flipped […]

ACCENT ON LIBERAL BIGOTRY

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 04:07 PM

File this under Party of Tolerance follies: A Democrat candidate for governor in Virginia is apparently mocking how people in his state talk. Virginia blogger John Behan writes… I think these attacks are blatantly prejudiced and clearly elitist. Kaine should be ashamed. For what it’s worth, however, if Kaine apologizes, I promise never to make […]

WHEN IS A HATE CRIME…

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 02:25 PM

…not a hate crime? When the attackers are black junior high school girls shouting “Black power!” and “White crackers!” and “Martin Luther King!” as they pummel white Catholic school girls on a New York City basketball court. Cops initially refused to charge the alleged assailants with a bias crime, but city lawyers have now overruled […]

2ND CAMERAMAN DETAINED IN IRAQ

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 01:59 PM

Iraqi police have detained a Reuters television cameraman and the cameraman’s father. (Hat tip: OpiniPundit via Jawa Report.) Earlier this month, a CBS camerman was detained in Iraq on suspicion of insurgent activity. Hmm.

CONFIRMED: THE LAPTOP-LOSING PROF MADE IT UP

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 01:34 PM

As many readers suspected, Jasper Rine, the biology professor whose pilfered laptop was the buzz of the blogosphere last week, “exaggerated” in an effort to scare the thief into returning his stolen computer. Says Rine: Although I have unlimited respect for facts, and delight in their discovery and appreciation, I have come to the obvious […]

CONFIRMED: HASAN AKBAR STABBED AN MP

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 01:33 PM

Last week, this site broke the news that Sergeant Hasan Akbar stabbed an MP with a pair of scissors. Now, Associated Press has confirmed the story: Akbar took a sharp item from an office where he was meeting with lawyers and attacked the M-P who was assigned to escort him to the men’s room. The […]

DEMOCRATIC BASKET CASES

By thisistwitchy  •  April 25, 2005 12:33 PM

Go read Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics on one nation, under therapy. Excellent diagnosis.

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