Archive 2005 May «
I haven’t forgotten this GOP abomination . Neither have a group of young Ohioans who have launched a website and campaign to provide their blubbering U.S. Senator some, uh, emotional support. It’s called Console George and they’re asking people to send tissues to Sen. Voinovich. Hah! The site will post photos of the tissues you […]
President Bush’s response to a question about Guantanamo Bay at his press conference this afternoon was woefully inadequate, and not just because he flubbed the word “dissemble.” While he rightfully criticized Amnesty International’s hyperbolic report on alleged abuses at Gitmo as “absurd,” I don’t think he defended our detention policies and practices vigorously or articulately […]
1044am. Our economy is strong, but we need to work together to make sure we have a prosperous economy…More Americans are working today than ever before. Home ownership is at all-time high… [Lists four agenda items.] 1) Finish work on the energy bill. 2) Federal budget. Spending bills. Reining in mandatory spending. 3) Ratify CAFTA. […]
CNN is celebrating its 25th anniversary all week. Here are just a few of the “defining moments” the cable news network won’t be toasting: The bogus Operation Tailwind report CNN in bed with Saddam Hussein CNN’s Ted Turner mocks his own Catholic employees as “Jesus freaks“ CNN-n-Soros Easongate *** Bloggers covering CNN’s anniversary events from […]
…have banded together to form “The Cotillion.” Start here and follow all the links. Update: Bookmark here.
Sometimes, “art” is nothing more than hatred wrapped in vulgarity framed with stupidity hung on a wall. Like many of you, I read the this Drudge-linked story last week describing a vulgar anti-Bush painting that depicted the president getting sodomized by a Saudi over a barrel of oil. There was something missing, though. The online […]
…until I read this.
A new state report shows the abortion rate in Wisconsin is at its lowest since the state began tracking abortions in 1974, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin was one of the states that professor Glenn Stassen said was experiencing an increase in abortions. He later retracted that claim, but his now-discredited conclusions were echoed […]
The Washington Post editorial board likes President Bush’s proposal to adjust how Social Security benefits are indexed: IS PRESIDENT BUSH advocating cruel cuts in Social Security? Consider these calculations by the Urban Institute’s C. Eugene Steuerle: Government-provided retirement benefits for the average couple retiring in 1960 amounted to $195,000. Today, that amount has grown to […]
Legacy.com has set up a moving tribute page to honor service members who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. The company set up the site free of charge and launched it in March. The Guest Book sections are must read. Well over 19,000 Guest Book entries from readers have been posted since the site […]
Frank J. and the crew at IMAO have put together their first podcast (with handy MP3 link for the iPod-less among us). Topics: unnamed sources, Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 review, fun facts about the 50 states, etc. Check ‘em out.
AP neglects to mention the party affiliation of Tennessee state senator John Ford, who resigned after being placed under house arrest in an FBI corruption sting. Hint: he ain’t a Republican. (This earlier AP story I linked to posted at the NY Times has now rectified the omission.) Update: Ranting Right Wing Howler does a […]
Enjoy… – Yet another liberal talk radio show… this time it’s Al Sharpton. Brian Maloney provides background and explains why it will fail. – More dismal ratings for Air America in Boston and San Francisco (scroll to end of post). – PoliPundit wonders if John Kerry really signed his SF-180 form. Tempus Fugit says the […]
Blackfive: Opening the gates of heaven Mudville Gazette: Sacred words “I want to fight for something” Photo of the day: Maj. Mark Bieger Set a remembrance table
ComScore Media Metrix estimates that Daily Kos had 212,000 unique visitors in April, compared to almost 30 million unique visitors to the New York Times web site. If so, that means nytimes.com had 140 times as many readers as Kos, the most heavily-trafficked political blog. It also suggests that the number of visits at a […]
You probably will never see it in any MSM letters section, but you can read it over at Power Line.
No confirmation on the fate of former Clinton fundraiser David Rosen yet, but apparently CNN reporting and Drudge has the bright-red font announcing acquittal. 153pm FOX News now also reporting acquittal. First reports… Los Angeles Times Background at Peter Paul’s site, HillCAP. More coverage of the Rosen trial… Prosecutors: Rosen Failed to Report Gifts Rosen […]
From Widefield, Colorado, the latest addition to the anti-Bush assassination chic file (hat tip: reader Angela C.): High school yearbooks were recalled so that administrators could black out a joke caption under one student’s picture: “most likely to assassinate President Bush.” Mesa Ridge High School officials recalled about 100 yearbooks earlier this month and had […]
Another Republican joins the “maverick” club: Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the man who defeated Tom Daschle, has announced he will not vote for Bush U.N. ambassador nominee John Bolton. Thune says his opposition is payback for the Pentagon’s recommendation to close Ellsworth Air Force Base. Thune now claims that Bolton “is not the best man […]
Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz seems to tell Glenn Reynolds that the MSM is paying too little attention to newly disclosed FBI documents that contained the latest Koran-in-the-toilet allegation: I don’t contend that these FBI papers, unearthed in an ACLU lawsuit, get Newsweek off the hook. But you’d think they would be getting more […]
You probably haven’t heard about the new analysis by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, released Thursday, May 19. The study indicates that both the number of abortions in the U.S. and the abortion rate declined in 2001 and 2002: The Institute estimates that 1,303,000 abortions took place in the United States in 2001—0.8% fewer than the […]
In this morning’s coverage of Koran abuse allegations at Gitmo, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, Reuters, and Associated Press all mention in their lead paragraph that the Pentagon found no credible evidence that a guard flushed the Koran down a toilet. The Washington Post, on the other hand, does […]
Detainee who claimed American guards flushed a Koran down the toilet at Guantanamo Bay sez: “Never mind.” *** Previous: – Guantanamo Bay: the rest of the story – Once more, into the toilet – Newsweek lied*. People died.
So much for “comity.” And “getting things done.” Vote fails 56-42. 3 Dems sided with GOP: – Landrieu, Nelson, Pryor. 656pm. Sen. Harry Reid on the floor: “We’re not here to filibuster Bolton, we’re here to get information.” 658pm Frist: It certainly sounds like a filibuster. It quacks like a filibuster. It does disappoint me…We […]
New developments in the case of murdered Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh via AP (hat tip Tom Pechinski): Authorities have arrested two Chechen citizens in France and the Netherlands in connection with the November slaying of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, prosecutors said Thursday. One of the suspects was arrested May 18 in Tours, France […]
Green Room» Two House Dems demand Lerner resignation after using lobbyist to stage modified limited hangout
Daily Caller» SNL cold open spoofs MSNBC’s ‘Politics Nation’ host Al Sharpton
Gay Patriot» David Gregory update
Daily Caller» Rand Paul likens Benghazi to ‘tragic errors’ that led to ‘Black Hawk Down’ [VIDEO]
Green Room» IRS To Pro-Life Groups: You Know You’re Gonna Have To Give Up This Whole Protest Thing, Right?
Daily Caller» AP president rips ‘unconstitutional’ Obama administration investigation
Green Room» Feelgood video of the day
Gay Patriot» Did the IRS ask progressive groups the same kind of intrusive questions they asked of Tea Party groups? (And if not, why not?)