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A New Year’s Eve reminder: Cherish life and love

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 31, 2006 10:04 PM

Ellicia Stanley, R.I.P. Back in October, I asked readers to help raise money for milblogger SPC Reid Stanley, whose wife, Ellicia, was diagnosed with cancer. She had tumors in her brain, breasts, and lungs. Bloggers Dave Logan and Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance had organized fund-raising efforts on behalf of the family, who faced enormous […]

A New Year’s Eve reminder:

By thisistwitchy  •  December 31, 2006 10:04 PM

Ellicia Stanley, R.I.P. Back in October, I asked readers to help raise money for milblogger SPC Reid Stanley, whose wife, Ellicia, was diagnosed with cancer. She had tumors in her brain, breasts, and lungs. Bloggers Dave Logan and Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance had organized fund-raising efforts on behalf of the family, who faced enormous […]

The New York Times’ abortion lies

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 31, 2006 12:54 PM

To express concerns to the New York Times: Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman & Publisher: publisher@nytimes.com Scott H. Heekin-Canedy, President, General Manager president@nytimes.com See the full decision of the court in the Climaco case (in Spanish): http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/nov/061128a.html See the New York Times article by Jack Hitt: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/magazine/09abortion.html?_… See the IPAS campaign to free Climaco http://www.ipas.org/english/about/support_ipas/carmen.asp http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/34576/ […]

Bombs in Bangkok

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 31, 2006 12:40 PM

No suspects, no motive known yet, but two more bombs just exploded in Bangkok. That’s on top of the six that earlier expoded, killing two people, wounding more than 20, and shutting down New Year’s celebration plans in Thailand. The Counterterrorism Blog is tracking developments. Zachary Abuza writes: Coup leader, General Sonthi Boonyaratglin has deployed […]

Crooked John Conyers

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 31, 2006 11:41 AM

Business as usual Here’s a great way to ring another new year of the culture of corruption in Washington. Jason Smith notes: Incoming Judiciary Committee Chair Admits Breaking Ethics Rules Here’s the buried-for-the-holidays statement on the House Ethics Committee website: December 29, 2006 Statement of Chairman Doc Hastings and Ranking Minority Member Howard L. Berman […]

Saddam’s last moment

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 30, 2006 10:42 AM

***update: the uncut version*** Video: Jeff Goldstein reflects on Saddam Husseined. Andy McCarthy weighs in: I had to turn off the TV-news. This is a solemn, important moment. It’s not a joyous one. An evil man deserved to die. His elimination was necessary — not close to sufficient, but necessary — for achieving, over time, […]

Report: Saddam is dead

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 10:11 PM

***1:53am Eastern update…witness Mowaffak al Rubaie describes to FNC the execution scene…”meticulously adhered to Islamic practice and ritual…no foreigners, no coalition”…body carried to ambulance/helicopter…negotiating with family on burial location…he shouted “Long live jihad!”…I have to admit he looked frightened…”he was shivering, he looked broken, frightened”…*** ***11:30pm Eastern update…CNN and Arab media reporting that pictures/video expected […]

Saddam goes court-shopping; the clock ticks

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 04:51 PM

***910pm Eastern update: US court denies Saddam’s appeal*** In the U.S.: Lawyers for Saddam Hussein on Friday made a last-minute appeal to an American court to avert execution in Iraq, asking a judge to block his transfer from U.S. custody to the hands of Iraqi officials. Hussein’s lawyers filed documents Friday afternoon asking for an […]

A new Zawahiri tape

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 03:05 PM

Laura Mansfield reports: A new message from Al Qaeda second in command Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri, the second message this month from Zawahiri, has been released on a jihadist website. The message, entitled “Congratulations on the Eid To The Ummah of Tawhid” by Shaykh Ayman al-Zawahiri and produced by As Sahab Media is dated Dhu […]

Kuwait’s “Not to Forget” Museum; Saddam’s date with death; Saddam “will be smiling”

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 11:23 AM

***scroll for updates…1147am Fox News reporting hand-over of Saddam from US troops to Iraqis has taken place…1245pm Saddam’s lawyer Najeeb al Nauimi tells FNC that Saddam “will be smiling” when he’s brought to the gallows…more on the hand-over….1:20pm Eastern Now, FNC reporting that James Rosen’s administration sources say Hussein is still in US custody…230pm Eastern…Muslims […]

Kuwait’s “Not to Forget” Museum;

By thisistwitchy  •  December 29, 2006 11:23 AM

***scroll for updates…1147am Fox News reporting hand-over of Saddam from US troops to Iraqis has taken place…1245pm Saddam’s lawyer Najeeb al Nauimi tells FNC that Saddam “will be smiling” when he’s brought to the gallows…more on the hand-over….1:20pm Eastern Now, FNC reporting that James Rosen’s administration sources say Hussein is still in US custody…230pm Eastern…Muslims […]

The year of speaking dangerously

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 29, 2006 10:35 AM

Diana West looks back at the dissidents of 2006 who dared to challenge and criticize Islam.

Meet Petty Officer Third Class Dustin E. Kirby

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 11:43 PM

***update – Soldier’s Angels tells me they’ll be making contact with Petty Officer Kirby in order to deliver a VALOUR IT laptop to him. Learn more about the project here.*** Maybe CNN can pause from their terrorist sniper video-promotion efforts and do a story on an American hero wounded by an Iraqi sniper. Kudos to […]

Preparing the noose

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 08:54 PM

NBC reports that Saddam Hussein will be dead by Sunday. Iraqis in Orange County, Calif., react. Latest : As Saddam Hussein’s lawyer made a last-ditch effort to impede his execution Thursday, the White House was preparing for the ousted dictator to be hanged as early as this weekend, a senior administration official said. The timetable […]

Virgil Goode under fire

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 03:31 PM

Robert Spencer dispenses with the usual MSM hysterics and takes a closer look at the controversy.

Questions about the John Kerry photo; answer: it’s real and accurate

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 01:37 PM

***12/29 update: see below…a message from the US Army captain/milblogger in Iraq who posted the photo…and corroborating photos…*** TPM Muckraker has some questions about the Lonely Kerry photo posted by Scott Hennen and linked by Power Line, me, and others. Justin Rood writes: At Hennen’s site, commenter “Anthony” noted that the picture’s embedded data, just […]

Questions about the John Kerry photo

By thisistwitchy  •  December 28, 2006 01:37 PM

***12/29 update: see below…a message from the US Army captain/milblogger in Iraq who posted the photo…and corroborating photos…*** TPM Muckraker has some questions about the Lonely Kerry photo posted by Scott Hennen and linked by Power Line, me, and others. Justin Rood writes: At Hennen’s site, commenter “Anthony” noted that the picture’s embedded data, just […]

CNN On Demand markets sniper video

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 12:10 PM

Source: Darth Dilbert Go to The Return of the Conservatives blog for the story of how TimeWarner Cable’s CNN on Demand is marketing the Iraqi sniper video of terrorists targeting American troops. Notice the category of the video? “Family.” But, you know, don’t question their patriotism. *** Now, please do something for one of our […]

The ambulance wars continue

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 28, 2006 11:55 AM

***Update 805pm: reax from readers posted below *** You all remember the ambulances in Qana that were supposedly targeted by Israel last summer. And you all remember Zombietime’s thorough, devastating analysis arguing that the alleged attacks probably never happened. Last week, Human Rights Watch released a report purporting to debunk the debunkers. To its credit, […]

Putting freedom above football

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2006 08:39 PM

The Baltimore Sun publishes a deeply inspiring story about a young college football player who puts service first. Wow: There were signs. They were small signs, but they were there, and they suggested that Maryland guard Donnie Woods was serious about quitting football to defend his country. An American flag hung from his locker, and […]

Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2006 11:44 AM

***see update here on questions about the photos*** I linked to this photo of lonely John Kerry spurned by the troops in Iraq last night via Power Line, but the photo is going viral and it’s worth re-posting as a stand-alone. Thank radio talk show host Scott Hennen for sharing the image. He tells Power […]

Disappearing leak case file

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2006 11:22 AM

Josh Gerstein of the New York Sun is always must-read. Today he reports on FBI leak case files that have apparently up and vanished: The FBI is missing nearly a quarter of its files relating to investigations of recent leaks of classified information, according to a court filing the bureau made last week. In response […]

Specter in Syria

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 27, 2006 11:10 AM

Following in John Kerry’s footsteps, Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) flew to Damascus to play footsie with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad yesterday. The Bush White House, which supported Specter over conservative challenger Pat Toomey, had no comment.

Gerald Ford, RIP

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2006 11:49 PM

***update: Dec 27 756am Eastern Bush speaks…Ford “was a true gentleman who reflected the best in America’s character…he commanded the respect and earned the good will of all who had the privilege of knowing him…for a nation that needed healing and an office that needed a calm and steady hand, Gerald Ford came along when […]

In the no-spin zone

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 26, 2006 07:25 PM

I’m up in NYC tonight guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor. Catch the show on Fox News tonight at 8pm or 11pm Eastern. *** Update: Speaking of O’Reilly, check out Power Line’s report on how O’Reilly’s reception in Iraq compared to John Kerry’s–photographic evidence included.

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