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Political nepotism: Spot the missing words

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 10:35 PM

The NYTimes has a round-up of blog posts decrying Jenna Bush’s new job at the Today Show and assailing nepotism run amok in the world of political families. Can you spot the missing words? One starts with “K” and ends with “Y.” And rhymes with “TENNEDY.” Also missing: A word that starts with “B” and […]

Judge blocks construction work on Gadhafi’s NJ estate

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 08:34 PM

The Libyan government defied work-stoppage orders on its construction project at Moammar Gadhafi’s NJ compound. Now, a judge has issued a halt to work on the Libyan estate’s driveway. Just in tonight: A judge has ordered a halt to work being done outside a northern New Jersey mansion where Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi wanted to […]

Culture of corruption: William “Cold Cash” Jefferson files for bankruptcy

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 04:54 PM

The corruptocrat from Louisiana is fighting to keep every last scrap of his ill-gotten gains — and he has enlisted his lawyer daughter to help. Via NOLA.com: Forrmer U.S. Rep. William Jefferson and his wife, Andrea, have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection as the convicted ex-congressman prepares for a forfeiture hearing in his federal […]

Soros-tied authors launch bid to dislodge conservative best-selling books

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 03:23 PM

“…among our prizes is a grand-prize of a trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii…”

Gibbs accuses Bush/Cheney of “underresourcing” the whitewashed war on terror

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 02:12 PM

Responding to a question about Afghanistan during today’s White House press briefing, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs assailed Bush/Cheney for having “under-resourced Afghanistan for the better part of a decade” and declared the region “the most important part of our war on terror.” Whoops. That’s “Overseas Continegency Operation” to you, Bobby. Flashback: After days of confusion […]

New eco-fearmongering message from Dems: “The fate of our planet hangs in the balance!”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 01:30 PM

Your daily dose of Democrat alarmism just got delivered to my email box from Democrats.com and the League of Conservation Voters. Sarah Palin-bashing? Check. Rush Limbaugh-bashing? Check. Ironic Newt Gingrich-demonizing? Check. Ironic Big Oil-bashing? Check. Politics of fear? What politics of fear? Ohhhh, yeah, that politics of fear: Dear Friend, We’re about to face the […]

Emetic of the day: The David Brooks-Barack Obama love story

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 12:26 PM

Torrid.

Latest Girls Gone Wild culture outrage: Pole-dancing dolls and t-shirt pasties

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 10:57 AM

Sigh.

Wackjob science czar to appear on David Letterman

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 10:36 AM

According David Letterman’s website, wackjob science czar Dr. John Holdren is scheduled to appear Wednesday night, September 2. Holdren has been a guest on Letterman before. He visited in April 2008 to ply global warming scare propaganda. Not a peep from Letterman about Holdren’s spectacularly wrong predictions and irresponsible alarmism. And we certainly won’t expect […]

Tom Ridge: Straight to the remainder bin

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 09:44 AM

Weasel.

Monday morning quick hits: Gadhafi, Haditha, Dingy Harry & more

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 31, 2009 09:02 AM

Good morning, all. Woke up early to talk about Communist-whitewashing Rep. Diane Watson on Fox and Friends. A few quick hits while I get my kids ready for school: *In case you missed it, make sure to watch the vid of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter ejecting a town hall protester who stood up to challenge a […]

Sunday open thread

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 30, 2009 09:10 AM

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Robert Schindler, Sr., R.I.P.

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2009 05:28 PM

Terri Schiavo’s father, Robert Schindler, Sr., passed away this morning. He was a passionate and invaluable advocate for life. R.I.P. Life News reports on his death here. Wesley J. Smith writes that “condolences can be sent to: Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Avenue ~ Suite 2 – St. Petersburg, FL – 33707.” More from […]

Colorado Springs welcomes homes the troops

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 29, 2009 02:18 PM

Thousands of people in Colorado Springs turned out this morning for the Red, White & Brave parade to welcome home the troops. The Colorado Springs Gazette put the crowd estimate at 45,000 downtown. It was a privilege to be among the throngs and throngs shouting “THANK YOU!” as our men and women in uniform marched […]

Video of the week: “It ain’t [America] no more, okay?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 11:09 PM

I already gave out one Cone of Shame award today. Officer Wesley Cheeks just needs a Bozo the Clown mask. Watch as he tells a town hall protester in Reston, Virginia, that he can “charge [him] with whatever I want to” because the protester is holding up a sign he doesn’t like. When the protester […]

Race-baiter Democrat Rep. Diane Watson praises Cuban health system, Castro & Guevara who “kicked out the wealthy”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 04:03 PM

“You can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met.”

Hey, maybe someone should “claw back” Pay Czar’s big pay!

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 03:34 PM

My column last week on Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg spotlighted his declaration of authority to retroactively “claw back” CEO compensation packages offered by TARP recipients that he deemed “excessive.” Reuters reports today that His Highness the Special Master of Compensation himself has raked in some hefty compensation packages: The “pay czar” tasked by the U.S. […]

Cone of Shame Award repeat: The intransigence of Mark Sanford

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 02:49 PM

He lied to his family. He lied to his staff. He lied to his constituents. He manipulated government officials and abused taxpayer funds. He took a defiant stand against being “railroaded.” But he’s the one responsible for building the tracks to disaster himself. Half of his state wants him out of office. But Marshall C. […]

Hair-raising: More hard-hitting MSM coverage of Michelle Obama

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 01:47 PM

“Flip-out.”

Rep. Michele Bachmann to heckler: “I’ve given birth here probably more times than you, sir”

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 12:51 PM

Some pro-socialized medicine hecklers tried to shout down GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann as she pointed to the crappy care pregnant moms are getting in the U.K. Watch her snappy retort. Video via Eyeblast (hat tip: Stephen Gutowski): Rep. Bachmann is not only a mom of five and foster mom of 23, she is also a […]

Culture of corruption: Rangel edition

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 09:15 AM

When he’s not race-baiting, he’s tax-evading and excuse-making. And always getting away with it. The latest? He “forgot” to disclose between $500,000 and $1 million in unreported wealth. Meticulous Man of the People: Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income — including up to $1 million for a […]

Gadhafi’s camping trip is a bloody outrage

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 28, 2009 09:00 AM

My syndicated column below rakes the State Department over the coals on its decision to grant Moammar Gadhafi entry into this country next month and its feckless efforts to accommodate his camping trip to New Jersey. Related reading: Here’s a blood pressure-raising piece on Gadhafi’s luxury tent, which he plans on pitching in the backyard […]

Team Obama denies politicizing homeland security. Insert laugh track.

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2009 09:44 PM

Props to the Associated Press for stepping outside its traditional role as Obama water-carriers and shedding light on the none-too-surprising politicization of border security funding under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. She’s in a state of denial. The White House is desperately undermining transparency. And maybe it’s finally dawning on the media stenographers that the Era […]

Horror in Knoxville update: Cobbins gets life without parole

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2009 06:55 PM

Reader Chris in Nashville e-mails: Hi Michelle, I am sad to report that murderer Letalvis Cobbins got life without parole (which is more likely 25 years or so, or less if state budget constraints dictate otherwise…see California’s recent decision to release nearly 200K inmates) instead of the death sentence he deserved. Channon Christian and Chris […]

New Mexico GOP to Holder: Where’s the transparency?

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 27, 2009 03:34 PM

The New Mexico Republican Party is asking pointed questions about the DOJ’s decision to drop charges against crony Democrat governor and failed Commerce Secretary nominee Bill Richardson. It was “killed in Washington,” we’ve been told. Who killed it and why? Show us the sunlight, Team Obama: ALBUQUERQUE—In response to news reports that high-level Washington DC […]

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