Sunday, July 30, 2006

Photos that damn Hezbollah

The immediate condemnation of Israel for a retaliation that unfortunately killed civilians including several children is misguided to the point of complete absurdity. If the outrage was directed at the people that hide behind women and children and fight in their midst, maybe it would stop. The only thing that is accomplished by condemning Israel and demanding they stop is to ensure that more and more terrorist fighters will fight among civilians.

LGF has more here.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ronald Reagan tribute (hat tip-Expose the Left)

The AJC seems to think the Jews are lying-go figure

For a big city newspaper the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is woefully behind. They haven't even gotten around to telling us that the shooter was a Muslim, but he was a troubled youth with a history of mental illness...blah..blah..blah...

The gunman, who employees said claimed to be a Muslim angry at Israel, forced his way through the center's security door after an employee had punched in her security code, said Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a co-worker who was not at the building at the time.

Staff members said they overheard him saying "'I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone," Meislin-Dietrich said. "He was randomly shooting at everyone."

To be fair it was an AP story, but the rest of the antique media seems to have made it's way to the random Muslim excuse list.

**UPDATE** The paragraphs excerpted above have been rewritten as follows:

The gunman forced his way through the security door at the federation after an employee had punched in her security code, Marla Meislin-Dietrich, a database coordinator for the center who was not at the building at the time, told The Associated Press.

"He said `I am a Muslim American, angry at Israel,' before opening fire on everyone," Meislin-Dietrich said. "He was randomly shooting at everyone."

Michelle Malkin has more details and a reminder of how all these acts of violence are covered when a random Muslim is involved. What may be more sick is the way any bad act by one of our soldiers on the battlefield is covered by these same propagandists reporters. In that case the entire military is smeared as a bunch of murderous thugs.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Pander and run---see the Dems do have something new

After years of struggling to define their own approach to post-Sept. 11 foreign policy, Democrats seem finally to have hit on one. It's called pandering. In those rare cases when George W. Bush shows genuine sensitivity to America's allies and propounds a broader, more enlightened view of the national interest, Democrats will make him pay. It's jingoism with a liberal face.

The latest example came this week when Democratic senators and House members demanded that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki either retract his criticisms of Israel or forfeit his chance to address Congress. Great idea. Maliki -- who runs a government propped up by U.S. troops -- is desperate to show Iraqis that he is not Washington's puppet. And the United States desperately needs him to succeed because, unless he gains political credibility at home, his government will have no hope of surviving on its own.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

I once mentioned that every Democrat was running for President...

...there was a time that I thought I was exaggerating.

July is not known as a hot month for local politics, so some recent developments in the 12th Congressional District race are so much more unusual.

Last week, we reported that a private investigator was checking into Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey on behalf of U.S. Rep. John Murtha, whom Irey is challenging in November. A woman visited the county elections office requesting copies of Irey's campaign finance forms in her races for commissioner and information from a state database that would show how often she voted.

While all of these things are matters of public record, Irey cited rumors that the investigation is more widespread and extends to another locale as well. She also charged that the Murtha campaign has previously looked into other opponents' pasts.

A statement from Murtha denied there was anything sinister about the effort to gather information about a candidate from the public record, but added, "especially when that person is not well known."

That sounds strange. Far from being an unknown, Irey has been a county commissioner since her election in 1995, and Murtha has represented a large portion of this county in Congress for nearly four years. We can't imagine his campaign brain trust sitting around asking, "Who is this lady and where did she come from?"

Monday's newspaper carried a picture of Murtha campaigning, not in Washington or Waynesburg, but in Hampton, N.H. While the AP failed to mention it, Murtha has already expressed interest in a presidential race and seems to be looking beyond this November to 2008 and bigger things.

Help Mothra get an early start on his Presidential campaign here!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Breaking News from the Left Coast

WARNING: Do not click the title of this post if you are eating, drinking, have recently done either, or will soon be doing either.

We've got mail! From Midori no less.

Some of us saw a comment from Midori pop up and then quickly go away the other day. For unknown reasons I actually checked the email on this blog and found out why.

From Midori:

I was looking for Getalife's blog and couldn't find it.

What happened to it?

Anyway, I did a search for your blog and got your email address.

To get to the point: I was invited to participate in this on-line community, and wanted to invite you and Getalife. I joined late last night.

The web site is

There are three forums:

» Neutral Ground
» Left Side of the Aisle
» Right Side of the Aisle

When, and if you register, you have to indicate whether you are left or right of center.

First things first, to answer Midori's question getalife deleted his blog for reasons he won't divulge.

Now the forum itself. While I appreciate the invitation and the thought I don't like signing up for any kind of forum that won't let me view it in advance and this one seems especially pointless. If you're on the right it seems you can only talk to people on the right and the same for the left. The Neutral area says that everyone can talk but can't discuss politics. I don't see any other reason not to sign up if any of you are up for this sort of thing. If I'm wrong about the format maybe someone (hint to Midori) can clue me in.

Maybe it's just July

From the Jun 24, 1974, Time Magazine, entitled: "Another Ice Age?"

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.
Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest.Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data. When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.

Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa's drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest's recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.

Sunspot Cycle. The changing weather is apparently connected with differences in the amount of energy that the earth's surface receives from the sun. Changes in the earth's tilt and distance from the sun could, for instance, significantly increase or decrease the amount of solar radiation falling on either hemisphere—thereby altering the earth's climate. Some observers have tried to connect the eleven-year sunspot cycle with climate patterns, but have so far been unable to provide a satisfactory explanation of how the cycle might be involved.

Man, too, may be somewhat responsible for the cooling trend. The University of Wisconsin's Reid A. Bryson and other climatologists suggest that dust and other particles released into the atmosphere as a result of farming and fuel burning may be blocking more and more sunlight from reaching and heating the surface of the earth.
From Newsbusters

Just imagine how cold it will get during the next cycle if the mad scientist figures out how to cool the sun down now. Just to recap, since losing in 2000 Al has tried to set a world weight record, become a small town restaurateur, tried his hand a California business consultant, opened a complete failure of a TV station, sped up the self-destruction of Howard Dean, gone to Saudi Arabia to do a Kanye West impersonation, and become the new Michael Moore which may explain the whole size issue. Please let me know what I'm leaving out.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Exactly what is it the libs want to negotiate?

A few years back, when folks talked airily about "the Middle East peace process" and "a two-state solution," I used to say that the trouble was the Palestinians saw a two-state solution as an interim stage en route to a one-state solution. I underestimated Islamist depravity. As we now see in Gaza and southern Lebanon, any two-state solution would be an interim stage en route to a no-state solution.

In one of the most admirably straightforward of Islamist declarations, Hussein Massawi, the Hezbollah leader behind the slaughter of U.S. and French forces 20 years ago, put it this way:

"We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you."

Swell. But, suppose he got his way, what then? Suppose every last Jew in Israel were dead or fled, what would rise in place of the Zionist Entity? It would be something like the Hamas-Hezbollah terror squats in Gaza and Lebanon writ large. Hamas won a landslide in the Palestinian elections, and Hezbollah similarly won formal control of key Lebanese Cabinet ministries. But they're not Mussolini: They have no interest in making the trains run on time. And to be honest, who can blame them? If you're a big-time terrorist mastermind, it's frankly a bit of a bore to find yourself Deputy Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Pensions, particularly when you're no good at it and no matter how lavishly the European Union throws money at you there never seems to be any in the kitty when it comes to making payroll. So, like a business that's over-diversified, both Hamas and Hezbollah retreated to their core activity: Jew-killing.

You might categorize this post as flexible

This is just the kind of fluff piece our great friend
Nicole is always clambering for.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

The wild and wacky world of William Jefferson (D-LA) makes the front page...

....of the Saturday Washington Post. The situation surrounding the Louisiana Democrat just gets stranger and stranger. On the one hand he hasn't even been indicted. on the other hand if he were a Republican this would have been front page news for weeks. The Post has finally deemed it a front page story, but decided to run it in the Saturday edition. If a newspaper ever wants to bury a story and still be able to say it was front page news you can rest assured it will be printed on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Times Watch catches the bias, but misses the revisionist history

Times Watch, in this article titled "Bush and the NAACP -- Bring Up Willie Horton, Ignore NAACP's Notorious James Byrd Ad" somehow misses Adam Nagourney's tiny little twist huge gaping change of historical fact.

Mr. Mehlman’s much-publicized apology to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People seems to have done little to address the resentment that built up over what civil rights leaders view as decades of racial politics practiced or countenanced by Republicans. One example they point to is the first President Bush’s use of the escape of Willie Horton, a black convicted murderer, to portray his Democratic opponent in the 1988 election, Michael S. Dukakis, as soft on crime.

I guess it sounds more palatable for the New York Times to say that the Republicans were picking on a Democrat over the unfortunate case of an escapee committing a few new crimes, except for the inconvenient fact the Willie Horton didn't escape. He was a convicted murderer serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole that Michael Dukakis decided to let out for a few days under his blanket furlough program.

The judge that sentenced Willie Horton in Maryland after his conviction for brutally assaulting Clifford Barnes and raping his fiancée wouldn't even let him go back to Massachusetts so he could be sure Michael Dukakis wouldn't let him out again.

**UPDATE 7/20 2:15PM Clay Waters at Times Watch points out this Boston Globe story that further tries to muddy the status of Horton.

Dukakis could not be reached for comment Friday. As the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, Dukakis was hit by negative ads from national Republicans, including one that used the case of Willie Horton, a Massachusetts inmate who escaped while on furlough and raped a woman and assaulted her husband. That ad has become a storied example of negative campaign techniques.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Daughter of a Soldier

I lifted the following story from Kim Peterson's web site and I'm posting it in it's entirety:

Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest act’s of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving thru the terminal was a group of soldiers in their camouflage uniforms. As they began heading to their gate, everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet, waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me -- I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young, unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women, a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers. He kneeled down and said "Hi!" The little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier, he didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give her daddy? Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter’s name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mom was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking ‘walkie-talkie’. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, "I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you." He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying "Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon."

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than six feet away as this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier, in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember, everyday, all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. And at the end of the day, it's good to be an American!



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Monday, July 17, 2006

David Limbaugh on the latest New York Times wackiness

Sometimes you have to just wonder if these liberal geniuses at the New York Times and elsewhere have the slightest scintilla of common sense, let alone goodwill. At a time when the global conspiracy of Islamic terrorists to wage war against the civilized war is on display for all to see in Israel, the New York Times chooses, once again, to downplay -- if not dismiss -- that threat and, instead, demonize President Bush.

For several years the Democratic leadership and the mainstream media have been depicting President Bush as a power-hungry executive who "tramples on" the Constitution. But the New York Times, in its July 16 editorial, wrote, "It is only now, nearly five years after Sept. 11, that the full picture of the Bush administration's response to the terror attacks is becoming clear. Much of it, we can see now, had far less to do with fighting Osama bin Laden than with expanding presidential power."

Basically the New York Times has taken their traditional place as the news trend-setter and decided to see if they can use it to mainstream the lunatic left. The good news is that this will put the Times on the bullet train to oblivion.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

We have a winner!! Our 10,000th visitor...

....fits this blog to a Tee. From Dallas, Texas we find someone actually googling the words to "A Horse With No Name" and ending up here.

Referring URL horse with no name
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Visit Entry Page http://rw-theorigina...alife-has-scoop.html
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We're #1 in this search and here we thought we were goofing on getalife and his unnamed sources.

Meet Kyle MacDonald

Saturday, July 15, 2006

This amazing video and simulation should put to rest the Flight 77 conspiracies

It should, but I'm sure it won't. The title link is to the post at Little Green Footballs and has some other very interesting material.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Wilsons seem to believe our Vice President may be a cannibal

The title link is to page 15 of the court filing by the Wilsons. It seems to be a 23 page collection of all the accusations we've been hearing and reading for 3 years. You may remember most of them as the ones a Federal prosecution has found didn't happen. I really doubt this will go very far when they find out that voters are being turned off to other candidates by this second bite at the apple attempt to keep themselves in the public spotlight. This is a person that claims to like being undercover, right?

Here's the lawsuit from the beginning.

Bad news for Plamegaters you can't even get PMSNBC fired up for this one.

**UPDATE** Amber Frey stands in for "the spy", or so it seems, at the press conference. Not to be petty, but could Val have afforded all the cosmetic enhancement while still on her CIA salary?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

So when does Joe Wilson get frogmarched?

Click the title or here for Bob Novak's explanation and the picture to get the post from Wizbang. Lot's of bloggers have posted about this non-case for ages and I would love to see their posts linked in the comment section. Since this blog has only been around since January our first post on the Wilson caper was here, although other than comments their isn't anything added to this article from Real Clear Politics. In March we excerpted a story from the Duluth News Tribune (no longer available free on line) here.

The kiddies were getting restless waiting for the Fitzmas that was always around the next corner. Then it happened Fitzmas had arrived!! The party was just cranking up and the DUmmies were dancing. But as they partied through the weekend a strange thing happened, Fitzmas never began. For the next few weeks they anxiously told us that the end was near. They were right!!!! With that they turned their sites to Cheney, we didn't really have the heart to beat them up over that one.

Now that the source of this super secret, classified, deep cover sleuth's name was her husband's "Who's Who in America" entry, is there any doubt that the severely deluded, but ever resilient moonbats will demand that President Bush be impeached for allowing this book to be published?

The antique media will still try to run screaming headlines like this one proclaiming that Rove was a source, but the story will fizzle out once you get out of the headline and into the text. I know that at this point you are babbling something like. "RW, that link was Fox News. What the hell do they know?" Get over it. Fox News isn't that much better than the rest of your favorites, but they are a slightly closer to balanced so I am trying to ease you back to reality. Besides if you were paying attention you would see they are trying their best to spin it your way. Would thanking me be too much to ask?

Remember Pot to Kettle?

Back on June 21, 2006 Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal Constitution posted a cartoon named Pot to Kettle, seen here as originally posted. As you can see from the link in the title to this post his cartoon drew massive outrage at his blog, as well as several other sites, and on the afternoon of the 22nd the name of the cartoon was changed to mask the truly despicable connotation of the name. The cartoon was bad enough on it's own, but the title told the true story of the meaning. Shortly after the name was changed Mike issued this response/excuse. In it you will see the mention of two soldiers that Luckovich at least acknowledges were treated unimaginably. The "bad timing" excuse touched off another round of outrage, discussed on his blog and here.


This is what Mike Luckovich and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution were comparing our government and our military to in Pot to Kettle and these are the soldiers that Mike thinks just threw off the timing of his cartoon. This site has the details and at the bottom of the post some disgusting and graphic pictures that will show what our enemy is really like and what despicable people like Luckovich think about our military.

You will be able to turn back without seeing the pictures if you choose. The Jawa report has placed them far down the page with a warning of when to stop scrolling. I am purposely not naming the soldiers on this post to cut down on the number of blog searches that might bring the families to content they don't want to see.

Hat tip: Gulf Coast Pundit

Our first discussions were here before the AJC had opened Mike's blog for comments.

Cartoonist Joel Samuelson may have best summed up my feelings here.

Monday, July 10, 2006

From red card to race card

PARIS, July 10 (Reuters) - France captain Zinedine Zidane was apparently called a "dirty terrorist" by Marco Materazzi before he head-butted the Italy defender in Sunday's World Cup final, the anti-racism group SOS Racism said on Monday.

"According to several very well informed sources from the world of football, it would seem that the Italian player Marco Materazzi called Zinedine Zidane a 'dirty terrorist'," SOS Racism said in a statement.

Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was shown a red card after the incident and Italy went on to win on penalties after the match was tied 1-1 following extra time.

The Paris-based group called for an inquiry and said world soccer's governing body FIFA had recently toughened sanctions against racism.

"It's for this reason that SOS Racism asks in a determined fashion for FIFA to shed light on this altercation and that sanctions laid out in the official rules be applied should this be the case," SOS Racism said.

What a shocker that the race card comes out. I sincerely apologize for putting up a grass hockey post, but this is really about the claim. If this is exactly as stated what makes the words "dirty terrorist" racist and secondly can't the French just STFU and burn a few cars?

Watch the head-butt here. See that made the metric football post worthwhile!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Lopez-Gorebrador still looking for a chad

If Al Gore ever wanted to make his mark upon the world he has done it and it's not his mad scientist routine either. Al has made the contested election and the subsequent pall of doubt over the results a part of our daily life. Liberals love to pontificate about 200 years of tradition when it comes to things like the filibuster, which isn't really the case anyway but I digress, but when it comes to the peaceful transition of power that the United States always did hold up to the world as the shining light of democracy, Gore's legacy is that he has completely scrapped that and made trust in democratic elections nearly impossible.

Mexico just had what is quite possibly the most above board and transparent election ever and just because it was a close election Andrés Manuel López Obrador is contesting the results and creating a situation where national unity in Mexico will be impossible. Al Gore did the same thing in the United States in 2000, although he and his fellow travelers just claim that President Bush is the one dividing the country.

Thanks Al! You do the mascot of a jackass proud.

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Well maybe everyone but Eric Lichtblau knew

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A tale of two launches

The contrast between our shuttle launch and North Korea's pathetic attempt to show it's muscle couldn't be more stark. Discovery's launch worried many Americans because we believe that it may be somewhat outdated and dangerous to the astronauts on board. North Korea's fizzled attempt at a missile test proves that while a madman runs that country, it's capabilities are minimal and decades behind ours. We should continue to pressure North Korea's neighbors to solve this problem and not bow to the political left in this country that wants to play up Kim Jung Il's power simply to distract us from our mission in the Middle East.

For anyone more interested in the space travel angle of this post, Pravda has an interesting theory on what makes a space mission successful.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!!!!!

USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!

The Declaration of Independence.

Fourth of July Celebrations

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Didn't Osama get his talking points from the DNC?

As Allahpundit points out, OBL doesn't seem to think Iraq is a distraction from the GWOT. Little Green Footballs points out the sheer monotony of the Al Qaeda themes.

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