Archive 2006 May «
Seattle’s KING 5 TV nabbed a must-see interview with one of the Marines injured at Haditha on Nov. 19. (Big hat tip noted below to Red Hot Cuppa Politics.) The Marine is Lance Cpl. James Crossan, who rode in the passenger seat of the Humvee that was struck by an IED. The driver was Lance […]
Bill Roggio of The Counterterrorism Blog is there, reporting on the riot aftermath: The violence was not Taliban-inspired, but composed mainly of Hazaris. The Haziris are an ethnic group that fought the Taliban under the banner of the Northern Alliance and followers of Ahmad Shah Masood , who was killed by al-Qaeda two days prior […]
And it’s taxpayer-funded.
The saga continues.
Video overview. My column today, What we know and don’t know, concludes: There are countless numbers of anti-war zealots on the American Left rooting for failure. They believe the worst about the troops. They’ve blindly embraced frauds who’ve lied about their military service and lied about wartime atrocities. They’ve allied themselves with socialist kooks and […]
The New Old York Times discovers the month-old Send-A-Brick project! (Have you sent yours yet?) Prediction: Next, the Behind-The-Times will break the “news” of the month-old toilet brush campaign in L.A.
***update: the school backs down! Michael Graham reports: “As I’m about to report exclusively on my show in 20 minutes, King Philip High has backed down under pressure from angry supporters of the US military. They’re going to allow representatives of West Point and the ROTC at graduation on Sunday (not tonight’s awards event, alas) […]
Hot Air affiliate Ian Schwartz has a video tribute to the departing Today Show star. Fly away! NBC is making the most of it: According to buyers, the network is charging $110,000 for a 30-second spot in Ms. Couric’s final appearance on ‘Today.”
If you know Philadelphia, you know Geno’s. Best cheesesteaks in the world. Reader Willie S. sends word via the Philly Inquirer that Joey Vento, the grandson of Italian-born immigrants who owns Geno’s, is taking a stand for assimilation and against illegal immigration. The Inquirer does its best to knock down Vento, but his blunt Philly […]
The beverage-spew-inducing line of the day goes to Al Gore for calling pro-illegal alien amnesty, Harriet Miers for Supreme Court-nominating, Medicare entitlement-expanding President Bush a “renegade right-wing extremist.” Sides. Splitting. Oh. Oh. Ouch. Help. Kathryn Lopez: If only! Freepers: Rolling on the floor. Lucianne.com: “Gore says he’s ‘carbon neutral’ – Doesn’t hot air count?
Scheduled to appear on The O’Reilly Factor at around 8:20pm-ish EDT. Update: Welcome to my blog, O’Reilly viewers! Here’s an editorial from The Argus on San Francisco’s idiotic attempt to boot J-ROTC from the public high schools. Thomas Sowell has written often on San Francisco liberalism. Start here. Cinammon Stilwell had an excellent overview of […]
The verdict. The background the rest of the MSM won’t mention.
Pepper-sprayed at the Port of Olympia. Jim Hoft has video and pictures.
Our preview of the star-studded nutroots convention. New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai, who will serve on a panel at the confab, hails the Kossification of the Democrat Party.
On May 18th, I was one of many bloggers on the Right to condemn Democrat Rep. John Murtha for blabbing about the still-not-complete investigation of alleged war atrocities by Marines at Haditha. (Formal findings are not expected for several weeks.) Since Murtha’s widely broadcast accusations of Marines killing civilians “in cold blood,” at least one […]
That’s what the president of the National Border Patrol Council calls the Senate immigration bill. Sounds right to me. Diana West dubs it the “Dissolve America Now bill:” The bill’s crazy provisions for allowing 66 million new legal immigrants into the United States by 2026 (twice the population of Canada) aside, the Senate bill grants […]
The Wall Street Journal editorial page gets all huffy about the FBI raid of Democrat Rep. William Jefferson’s Capitol Hill office. The WSJ board thinks law enforcement officials should have “negotiate(d) the parameters of such a search with House leaders” instead of obtaining a judicial warrant. The “Speech and Debate Clause” of the Constitution, in […]
The National Moment of Remembrance takes place at 3pm local time today for one minute. Our minute-long tribute over at Hot Air is here. La Shawn Barber shares reflections. Castle Argghhh! has a three-part Memorial Day series. Start here. Take time to read the Mudville Gazette and Milblogs, where Wynton Hall issues a challenge: Attention […]
The Minutemen began a fence-building project in Arizona today–and they didn’t ask Mexico’s permission. Chris Simcox issued a statement announcing the construction project now underway: Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), today announced plans by the MCDC to work with local Arizona land owners to build border security fencing on private […]
Everyone, take a deep breath: Fake nails and women’s shoes were flying as a bloody claw fight erupted at a Dorchester salon after one primping patron allegedly screamed at a woman bantering in Spanish, “Speak English! This is America!” Just minutes after the melee broke out at Kathy’s Nail Design at 261 Bowdoin St., it […]
Austin Bay liveblogs the president’s speech on the “long war:” I am listening to President Bush’s speech at West Point and thinking “Why didn’t he give this speech three years ago?” WaPo coverage: The U.S. will take the fight against terrorism to every shore and outpost in pursuit of enemies like none before, not relenting […]
***update: Mary Katherine Ham follows up with retired Brig. Gen. David H. Brahms, a long-time lawyer with the Marine Corps, who says his remarks about Haditha were taken out of context by the Washington Post…*** Last week, Rep. John Murtha blabbed about the military’s not-yet-complete investigation into alleged atrocities by Marines in Haditha, Iraq. I […]
***update: McQ says he has a copy of Macbeth’s real Form DD-214…more updates at Hot Air…*** Allah Pundit posts a new document that raises more questions than it answers. Check it out. If you have any expertise with Army discharge forms, take a look and give us a holler. *** Smash analyzes. John Noonan at […]
Illegal immigrants hop the border fences and head for the storm drains on their “path to citizenship:” Armando Reyes climbed over the border fence and prepared for the dash into San Diego. But his smuggler instead led him and four other migrants through a patch of reeds to a stinky drainage pipe, and ordered them […]
Gore, Gywneth, and Gulfstream liberals.