Archive 2007 April «
Christopher Hitchens breaks out the flame-thrower. Ouch: A highly irritating expression in Washington has it that “hindsight is always 20-20.” Would that it were so. History is not a matter of hindsight and is not, in fact, always written by the victors. In this case, a bogus history is being offered by a real loser […]
Just a heads-up: I’ll be guest-hosting The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel tonight at 8pm Eastern. Hot topics: The Tenet fallout, the DC madam, and more. Tune in!
I can’t get this woman’s cry for help out of my head: Jim Hoft and Robert Mayer both sent the video and have extensive posts on the ongoing spring crackdown by the Iranian mullahcracy. Fausta notes that it’s not just women being targeted. It’s men with Western hairstyles. Tourists. Foreign journalists. And even mannequins: Though […]
Tony Snow is back on the job today. Welcome back!
I noted the political free speech battle won by my friends John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur last week–a decision, by the way, that has gotten almost no attention in the mainstream media. Here’s Rush Limbaugh’s take. John Fund at Opinion Journal weighs in today and concludes: Those in the media who support campaign regulations such […]
Andy McCarthy reacts to George Tenet’s 60 Minutes’ appearance: Why do the Iraq naysayers never confront the counterfactual scenario of their dreams? If we had left Saddam in place, the sanctions would have disintegrated in short order — Security Council members France, Russia and China were bought and paid for in Oil-for-Food bribes. Once the […]
No comment necessary: It was all political systems go for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at this weekend’s state Democratic convention as he hobnobbed with presidential hopefuls and party activists, and held a hasty news conference about plans for coping with disruption caused by a freeway tanker crash Sunday morning in Oakland. The crowds at […]
L.A. burning Wow, time passes quickly. Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. Time magazine has a retrospective and profiles of the key figures, from Rodney King to Daryl Gates to Reginald Denny and the LAPD officers. Thug Damian Williams, caught on tape beating Denny to a bloody pulp, is in jail […]
Ask Bay Area drivers: Fire can melt steel. Also happened in Houston yesterday. Will Big Ro blame Bushco for that one, too? Chuck Simmins needles the Truthers some more. Unfortunately, conspiracy-mongering pays: On “The View,” Rosie’s unpredictable nature kicked the show’s ratings up about 18 percent since last year and moved it to fifth place […]
The Daily Mail reports that Sony’s official promotion party for “Gods of War II” featured naked girls, bacchanalia, and a bloody, decapitated goat: I shudder to think how Sony will promote “The Godfather: The Don’s Edition.” Yikes.
Frank Miller: He gets it I’ve blogged previously about graphic novelist/illustrator Frank Miller’s renegade commentary on patriotism and al Qaeda’s jihad. The L.A. Times has a new profile of Miller today with news of his latest projects–and more fodder that will set the 9/10 Hollyweirdos’ teeth on edge: MUCH has been made of Miller’s politics […]
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Well, here’s the first name in the “D.C. madam” probe that has Washington in tizzy: Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias. Make that former Deputy Secretary of State Randall L. Tobias. Here’s the State Department statement: Ambassador Randall Tobias informed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today that he must step down as Director of […]
The state of Kansas agrees.
Sad news: The Egyptian blogger who blogs at Rantings of a Sandmonkey is calling it quits: (hat tip – Susan) Today is going to be the day that I’ve been dreading for quite sometime now. Today is the day I walk away from this blog. Done. Finished. There are many reasons, each would take a […]
Neeever mind… Last week, Hillary Clinton issued what she called the “Rutgers pledge” in the wake of the Don Imus firing: “Will you be willing to speak up and say, “Enough is enough,’ when women or minorities or the innocent or powerless are marginalized or denigrated?” Clinton said in her speech to about 700 people. […]
Good news: Al Qaeda leader Abdul Hadi al Iraqi has been captured.
Linda Greenhouse is the NYTimes court reporter famous for marching in a national pro-abortion rally and delivering far-left screeds. Bill Moyers, of course, is the far-Left propagandist who has parlayed his journalistic activism into a publicly-funded slush fund. Well, Harvard is training the next generation of liberal journalist/activists. Check out the Harvard Crimson newspaper report […]
LGF: “In the religious apartheid kingdom of Saudi Arabia, women are forced into shapeless black sacks, forbidden to drive, and beaten by the religious police if they accidentally expose an ankle, but camels have elaborate beauty pageants.” Not a joke: The legs are long, the eyes are big, the bodies curvaceous. Contestants in this Saudi-style […]
Ed Adams at the ABA Journal e-mailed me an interesting story from the May issue about conversations behind the scenes between the judges on the Iraqi High Tribunal and the American legal advisers to the court. “Contrary to the view held by many in the international community that the proceedings were merely a show trial,” […]
Here’s the latest development on the anti-war, anti-conservative Facebook stalker who targeted college Republicans in Fredericksburg, VA: A man whose anti-war expressions attracted widespread Internet attention received a suspended sentence yesterday in Fredericksburg General District Court. Andrew J. Stone, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery. A third count was dropped. Judge […]
Methinks he has been inhaling too many carbon emissions from his private jet: “Art, music, film, dance, poetry — all the arts — have long been our greatest tools to explore the regions of imagination that defy our efforts to think rationally about subjects that our emotions tell us are too painful to contemplate.” – […]
A giant passes: Mstislav Rostropovich, the ebullient master cellist who courageously fought for the rights of Soviet-era dissidents and later triumphantly played Bach suites below the crumbling Berlin Wall, has died. He was 80. Rostropovich died Friday in a Moscow cancer hospital, the Itar-Tass news agency reported. Rostropovich’s spokeswoman, Natalia Dollezhal, confirmed to The Associated […]
Cool photo of the morning: Caption at Yahoo! News — In this handout photo provided by Zero Gravity Corp., astrophysicist Stephen Hawking floats on a zero-gravity jet, Thursday, April 26, 2007. The modified jet carrying Hawking, a handful of his physicians and nurses, and dozens of others first flew up to 24,000 feet over the […]
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