Archive 2005 June «
Durbinization alert: Tons of readers are e-mailing me about NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ comments tonight in which he apparently compared the Founding Fathers to modern-day terrorists. The remarks seem to pooh-pooh the story about Iranian president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s alleged involvement in the 1979 hostage crisis at the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Williams previewed his […]
From Kabul, Afghanistan via NYT: United States and Afghan troops today reached the site of a downed military helicopter that crashed in a mountainous area this week, the United States military announced. The military said Wednesday that the aircraft appeared to have been brought down by hostile fire. Keep the fallen heroes and their families […]
When last we heard from the paranoid codger, he was blaming Karl Rove for Newsweek’s bogus Koran desecration story. The NYPost’s Page Six brings us the latest Mailer-strom: Norman Mailer is catching static over “Asiatic.” The literary lion offended the politically-correct crowd by denouncing New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani as a “kamikaze” and an […]
I’ve written before on the perils of paying off throat-slitting terrorists. John Rosenthal at Transatlantic Intelligencer tipped me off to his very interesting analysis examining the correlation between ransom and civilian casualties in Iraq. Check it out. Seems clear to me: When you subsidize something, you get more of it. Blood money for terrorists begets […]
John Derbyshire imagines the consequences… Scott Johnson at Power Line has more. Take Back the Memorial responds to Tom Bernstein. *** Previous: Take Back the Memorial: D.C. rally Take Back the Memorial: Heat’s on Take back the memorial: rallying on Take back the memorial: more voices raised Battle at Ground Zero: The IFC responds Take […]
The nuttiest professor’s fragging comments, blogged here three days ago with a big hat tip to the diligent folks at PirateBallerina, are now on video at Trey Jackson’s. The Denver Post (which properly credits PB; good for them) reports that Churchill is, naturally, defending his latest smear. Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill says […]
- Using racial slurs against each other during legislative debates over flying the flag. – Getting convicted for election fraud in East St. Louis. – And starting to dislike themselves more than Republicans do: A poll on the political mood in the United States conducted by the Democratic Party has alarmed the party at its […]
Brian Maloney has more on the ill-fated ABC reality show that ticked off both the left and the right.
It seems racism against black Americans is unacceptable, except when it’s endorsed by the untouchable Mexican government. As CNN and many others are reporting, Mexican President Vicente Fox’s administration has issued a stamp depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin. The series of five stamps released for general use Wednesday depicts a […]
Gratitude and good reads: – Thank you, Mark Steyn! – Thank you, John Hawkins! – Thank you, Instapunk! – A pro-American in Paris – Andy McCarthy double: Making Karl Rove a prophet and It’s all about 9/11 -Austin Bay: Why the long war must be won – FEC vs. bloggers round-up at Wizbang and all […]
What Jeff G. said. See also Ed Morrissey and Pejman Yousefzadeh, who uses a phrase I like to describe the NYTimes–”Talk Nanny.” Snort-worthy!
My new column is up, taking off from this blog post yesterday on the insipid “Operation Respect: Don’t Laugh at Me” curriculum being introduced into the NYC public schools. Intro: White House senior adviser Karl Rove caused a firestorm last week after observing that liberals favor “therapy and understanding” to fight terrorism in a post-Sept. […]
One of the most famous cats of the blogosphere, Laurence Simon’s Edloe, has passed away. Send your condolences. *** Flashback: All roads lead to Edloe Edloe and Alf Edloe and IDOI
Tim at Broken Masterpieces has been posting dispatches from his best friend, Duke, a medic who has been serving in Iraq, since April 28. The full archive is here. (Start from the bottom and keep scrolling up.) The latest installment of “Thoughts from the Cradle” is a good follow-up to the President’s speech last night.
The Bush Administration is being accused of withholding information about an illegal immigration survey. Chris Kelly has the details at The Immigration Blog.
This story is jaw-droppingly appalling, but some good seems to have come out of it. I had not heard of Officer Schechterle before, but thanks to the idiots at the Weekly World News, I’ll never forget his courage and inspiring will to live. Read more at the Officer Jason site and at In the Line […]
By distributing hateful flyers like this. Hat tip: Rocco DiPippo *** Related: Smash counters the counter-recruiters. Must-read. *** And here’s how some righty bloggers are supporting the troops: La Shawn Barber calls attention to the Helping Our Heroes Foundation. Molten Thought is holding a “Rear Echelon” blogathon to raise money for the Armed Forces Reserve […]
9/11 families who oppose the Blame America monument planned at Ground Zero will be in Washington, D.C., today for a noon press conference and walking tour of national memorials. Check out all the latest at Take Back the Memorial.
The missing girl case in Aruba continues to hold the attention of millions of TV viewers–and quite a few Internet users as well. Fox News Channel’s viewership is exploding, and Greta Van Susteren’s show, On the Record, which is leading the way on the story, has numbers through the roof. In the blogosphere, Dan Riehl […]
TVNewser reports, you decide: As Tom Cruise got all shook up with Matt Lauer on Thursday, the movie star’s publicists kicked into high gear, TVNewser hears. They lit into senior entertainment producer Tim Bruno, demanding that ‘Today’ only air portions of the interview that related to War of the Worlds. Then the handlers threatened to […]
Danny at Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas untangles the web of hyperbole and hearsay spun by Gitmo detainee Airat Vakhitov, a Russian Muslim who was released in March. Check it out.
The clairvoyants at the Associated Press have already released their report on the Bush speech, written in the past tense–a speech which isn’t scheduled to happen until 8pm EST tonight. Amazing! FORT BRAGG, N.C. – President Bush on Tuesday appealed for the nation’s patience for “difficult and dangerous” work ahead in Iraq, hoping a backdrop […]
Hah! Serves him right. Meantime, Bureaucrash is holding a protest on the Supreme Court steps tomorrow dubbed “Operation Our Land.” Keep on top of new land grabs at Eminent Domain Watch. Get in touch with other property rights activists at The Castle Coalition’s online forum.
Say goodbye to the Greatest Generation, and hello to the Pushover Generation. Hat tip: No. 2 Pencil and Ace of Spades Update: Sordid background on Peter Yarrow, who really should have no business being in charge of designing any children’s curriculum.
…about restoring its credibility as a reliable source of news? Righty blogger/veteran journalist Mark Tapscott takes a closer look at the paper’s “Credibility Committee” report (sorry, the name is so snort-worthy) and at exec editor Bill Keller’s response, and actually has some good things to say about the ailing Gray Lady. If the paper’s editors […]