Archive 2006 August «
Australian blogger Tim Blair dissects shifting stories on the Qana ambulance incident. Here’s the summary of the discrepancies in Martin Chulov’s coverage for The Australian, based on the alleged eyewitness accounts of one “Qasin Shalin“/”Qassem Shalin“: * The “first ambulance”, no. 782, was speeding in a convoy AND stationary; * The six people on board […]
Readers, you know of my strong views and work debunking the “myth of the lone Muslim avenger;” reporting on the rash of “lone” Muslim shooters who have murdered Americans; and combating P.C. whitewashing of jihad. Most recently, I’ve extensively covered the Jeep Jihadi Mohammed Taheri-Azar in North Carolina and Seattle’s Jew-hating killer Naveed Haq. But […]
Mary Katharine Ham is fed up with guy bloggers having all the fun. So for all the ladies in the house: Man Candy. Free market think tank types want in on the action, too. They are actually holding a contest to vote for the “most beautiful policy people.” I link, you decide. Dan Riehl and […]
The penultimate chapter of my book Unhinged was titled “Assassination chic.” I explored the popular genre of “Kill Bush” literature, talk radio rhetoric, and art on the Left devoted to fantasies about murdering President Bush and Republicans, including: – Sarah Vowell’s best-selling murder travelogue of assassinated Republican presidents, Assassination Vacation; – Nicholson Baker’s Checkpoint, a […]
Coming to a theater near you. Rob Bluey at Human Events reports that the David Bossie documentary has backing from the liberal Weinstein brothers. But don’t let that stop you from seeing the film. It looks fabulous! The Washington Post profiles Bossie.
Bill Nienhuis asks an interesting question: WHY ARE GLOBAL POSITIONING SATELLITE DEVICES (GPS) STILL ALLOWED (POST-9/11) ON MOST AIRLINES? I scream this because returning from a cross-country vacation with my family yesterday, I spent five minutes explaining that the 2 oz. Infant Tylenol bottle (with syringe) was allowed under the less-than-four-ounces “essential non-prescription medication” language […]
An awful story out of the peaceful Pacific Northwest tonight: The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon. The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver […]
MTV workers vs. Young Republicans. I’ll take the Young Republicans.
General Motors has now withdrawn its sponsorship from CBS’s divided-by-race Survivor show. Haranguing by minority members of the New York City Council played a key role: A group of New York City officials blasted CBS and its hit series “Survivor” on Thursday, a day after the network announced that the teams on the new season […]
***updated with reader feedback/reports from Utah…homeless people paid to protest?…The “Holy Bucket Brigades”…*** It’s not just a Middle East thing. Here’s a CDS sufferer in Salt Lake City yesterday, via Yahoo/AP: Nazi symbol. Check. “Blood for oil” rap. Check. 9/11 conspiracy-mongering. Check. All that’s missing is a liberal racist insult and the Mercedes Benz peace […]
The good, the bad, and the ugly. Mostly the bad and the ugly.
It began in Salt Lake City, Utah this morning. Reader Ruth e-mails: Local (Salt Lake City) morning news-shows talked much about today’s rallies and protests in view of the arrival of President Bush this evening. (The day kicks off with a Death to Israel rally at 9:00 am followed by the Mayor’s anti-war protest at […]
Omeed Aziz Popal ***scroll for updates…”wedding jitters???”…more helpful Bay Area reader feedback below…a member of the San Fran JCC writes in…Popal’s lawyer: “he’s not all together…”….KTVU: Popal called himself a “terrorist?”*** Omeed Aziz Popal, 29, was arrested for a San Francisco-area hit-and-run spree that killed one and injured 14 others. SF Chronicle reporting: San Francisco […]
Remember the anti-war “hunger strike?” You know, the one that allows you to consume sherbet-loaded Jamba Juice, ice cream, and coffee? Well, Smash reports another staple of the moonbat deprivation plan: Beer! Wonder if Katie Couric has been “fasting” on the Cindy Sheehan plan, too?
***update: scroll down for a photo comment on twisted media priorities*** ***update 2: Australian Foreign Minister challenges press over coverage of the Qana ambulance incident…Red Cross bristles: THE International Committee of the Red Cross has rebuked Foreign Minister Alexander Downer for relying on an unverified internet blog to claim an Israeli missile strike on one […]
Glenn and Helen interview Judge Richard Posner on the constitution, national emergencies, terrorism, privacy, surveillance, FISA courts, espionage, and civil libertarians in denial. A snippet: “I think, you know, we need some fresh thinking. There’s a tendency of civil libertarians to kind of repeat tired formulas. It’s a kind of nostalgia for the old days. […]
Read Andrew Bostom at Front Page mag today, please: Forced conversions in Islamic history are not exceptional—they have been the norm, across three continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe—for over 13 centuries. Orders for conversion were decreed under all the early Islamic dynasties—Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, and Mamluks. Additional extensive examples of forced conversion were recorded under both […]
Get me out of here! Kofi Annan is in Lebanon for a capitulationist victory tour–only Hezbollah fanatics aren’t cheering. This is the thanks you get, Kofi. Not that you’ll learn anything from it: United Nations chief Kofi Annan was booed by a crowd chanting pro-Hezbollah slogans on Monday as he toured Beirut’s southern suburbs devastated […]
Bloggers take a closer look at the alleged Israeli strike on a Reuters news van from last week: See Power Line, Snapped Shot, and Hot Air. Update: Hot Air affiliate David Lunde applies some Adnan Hajjian Photoshop work to the Reuters roof… *** Related: Allah looks closely, very closely, at that NYTimes cheesecake shot. Greg […]
Tim Graham at MRC has just released an excellent study of mainstream media coverage of the pro-illegal alien demonstrations from March through May 2006. A few of the conclusions: ■ Advocates of opening a wider path to citizenship were almost twice as likely to speak in news stories as advocates of stricter immigration control. Advocates […]
***update: Howard Mortman compares Hezbollah spending on al Manar with American spending on Arabic programming*** Here’s a closer look at Hezbollah’s bloodthirsty tee-vee station, al Manar. Israelnn.com reports today: The Hizbullah terrorist organization invests $15-20 million a year in its Al Manar television station, more than the Israeli government spends for public relations, according to […]
Here we go again. Credit: Terry Anderson Show Credit: SOS This has gotten zero attention in the MSM. Over the weekend, militant illegal alien activists marched onto a post office station in Maywood, Calif., and replaced the American flag with a Mexican flag while chanting anti-American epithets. Yup, here we go again. Remember this spring? […]
Fresh air, no tiptoeing from Brit during Fox News Sunday’s discussion of the Centanni/Wiig kidnapping (hat tip: Ms Underestimated): Hume: Yes, and what an appealing faith these thugs must believe Islam is, that conversions have to be effected at the point of a gun. And what of the argument that all of the ills and […]
Ten Brits hurt in Turkish holiday resort. BBC: Ten Britons have been injured after three explosions hit a holiday resort in Turkey, the Foreign Office has said. The blasts happened in the past few hours at the coastal resort of Marmaris. At least one appeared to be on a bus, witnesses said. All ten injured […]