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Mmm, mmmm, mmmm.
Season’s &$*%!! greetings.
A fiscal conservative shot heard ’round the world on March 25, 2009: Would that we had more like him on our side of the pond.
I’ll be spotlighting best-of images and stories of 2009 throughout the day. First-up: One of my favorite Tea Party signs sent in by a reader in Raleigh, NC: Let’s make it an operating slogan of 2010.
Please keep Rush in your prayers: Conservative radio talk host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains, sources told KITV. Paramedics responded to the call at 2:41 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Limbaugh suffered from chest pains, sources said. Paramedics treated him and took him to […]
“It was anything but SEIU.”
My column today spotlights Yemen’s dangerous catch-and-release program for terrorists — and ours. But before you read it, please inform yourselves of this sad passing: American sailor/U.S.S. Cole bombing survivor Johan Gokool died in Florida yesterday. He lost a leg in the attack and suffered severe PTSD. Gokool was 31. R.I.P. and never forget. In […]
Five days after the Christmas Day bomber tried to blow up NWA Flight 253 over Detroit, President Obama is still on vacation in Hawaii. He has delivered two hasty, tie-less statements on homeland security from a makeshift podium in Honolulu whose underwhelming sum impact has been the equivalent of voting “present” (Obama’s career m.o.) By […]
Last week, Steve Schippert at ThreatsWatch first raised questions about a White House executive order that appears to give Interpol immunity from American law. See Steve’s full analysis here. Andy McCarthy weighed in here with more questions: Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police […]
No doubt Janet Napolitano will find a way to praise this as an example of her homeland security system working: A group of California artists wants Mexicans and Central Americans to have more than just a few cans of tuna and a jug of water for their illegal trek through the harsh desert into the […]
Jetting off for Broadway dates, undeserved Peace Prizes, botched Crony-lympics bids, and world apology tours is hard work, don’t you know? Cue the world’s smallest violin: After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired. Who […]
The Guardian details the latest on the new wave of arrests in Iran amid another round of regime complaints that the homegrown protests are Western-fomented: Authorities in Iran intensified their drive to snuff out the opposition movement overnight by arresting the relatives of prominent activists, including the sister of the Nobel laureate and human rights […]
Open thread: Obama’s statement on the Christmas Day jihadi attack; Perfunctory, hasty, and bloodless
Scroll for updates… President Obama is scheduled to make a public statement this afternoon on the Christmas Day jihadi attack at around 3pm Eastern. Sure bet: He won’t use the word “jihad.” Via AP: The White House says President Barack Obama is preparing to make his first public statement on the Christmas Day terrorist attack […]
“You’re not gonna get re-elected.”
Jihadists never rest. And their m.o. has always been: Try, try again. Hello: The Associated Press has learned that a second Nigerian man has been taken into custody aboard a jetliner in Detroit after locking himself in the airliner’s bathroom. A law enforcement official tells the AP that the incident took place aboard the same […]
Obama’s biggest joker.
The Independent of London has a piece up today on the wealthy, pampered lifestyle of would-be Christmas Day bomber Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab. The Nigerian elite enginnering student studied at one of Britain’s leading universities, “lived a gilded life” and “stayed in a £2m flat.” The Independent says Abdulmatallab’s privileged status is “surprising” — “a very […]
Incident on NWA Flight 253? Update: suspect claims al Qaeda direction; Update: An attempted act of terror
Scroll for updates… Via BNONews, a passenger on Detroit-bound NWA Flight 253 was arrested in what MAY have been an attempted hijacking. Also reports that the suspect may have attenpted to light something. TSA and FBI investigating. Update: MSNBC retracting story, according to BNONews. FoxNews and other reporting the arrested passenger lit firecrackers. ABC News […]
Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas! “Gloria in excelsis Deo” – King’s College Choir: Please keep our troops in your prayers. In Afghanistan, our soldiers are hard at work: ”This is my third Christmas away from family, the first two were in Iraq and then one here,” Sgt. David Nix, from Charlotte, North Carlina, said, […]
I was stuck in line at the airport when the Senate served up Demcare and the debt limit increase. What a unconscionable burden to cram into the stockings of you, your kids, and grandkids, eh? The Democrat majority has been waging generational warfare unfettered for a year. Who will fight back – and when? *** […]
Yesterday, ABC News reported that al Qaeda recruiter and Fort Hood jihadist spiritual advisor Anwar al Awlaki was asked by Nidal Hasan if it was okay to kill American soldiers. After mocking U.S. intelligence in an interview with al Jazeera, Reuters is reporting early this morning that Awlaki has been killed in a military strike […]
My column today builds on this post about the slacker mandate in Demcare — and examines how the chief architects of the government health care are openly achieving single-payer-by-proxy. Listen to the final self-congratulatory paeans to “health care as a right” this morning and you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about and exactly what they […]
When no one else will fight for your national security, you have to D-I-Y. Do it yourself. Defend Our Defenders continues to step up to the plate. Here’s the latest on the citizen backlash against the Obama administration’s Gitmo North plans at Thomson Correctional Facility. And details of a potential lawsuit: GITMO LAWSUIT COULD BLOCK […]
My column looks at the year in Washington political bribery. And what a year it was for the Beltway’s reverse Santa Clauses, who are suspended simultaneously in mental states of denial and indignation. Democrat Sen. Mary “Louisiana Purchase” Landrieu defended her payoff while declaring that she “can’t be bought.”Democrat Sen. Tom “Iowa Bounty” Harkin dismissed […]