Thursday, August 31, 2006

These moonbats are determined to add some truth to their cries of, "It's just like Vietnam"

PARKLAND, Wash. -- The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is searching for five people who allegedly attacked a uniformed National Guardsmen walking along 138th Street in Parkland Tuesday afternoon.

The soldier was walking to a convenience store when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside him and the driver asked if he was in the military and if he had been in any action.

The driver then got out of the vehicle, displayed a gun and shouted insults at the victim. Four other suspects exited the vehicle and knocked the soldier down, punching and kicking him.

“And during the assault the suspects called him a baby killer. At that point they got into the car and drove off and left him on the side of the road,” Detective Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

In a few years we will be told that things like this never happened or were scenes from a movie. In the present we will hear that this is just one teeny tiny isolated incident. Scroll down on
Michelle's post to see the gathering pattern.

Solar auto unveiled......on this day in 1955

No word on whether a nine year old George W. Bush immediately shut down General Motors.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

If Omeed isn't Muslim he may need to convert to get out of this one

Two amazing things jumped out to me in this article. One was that you need to go about two thirds of the way into the story to find out Omeed Aziz Popal was driving an SUV. Usually when an SUV is involved they don't even mention a driver. The second thing was that with three reporters working the story nobody seems to have done a simple search on the name. Possibly these reporters are way ahead of me and already know that the Bay area is crawling with people named Omeed Aziz Popal and it was a different one listed in this traffic court docket from last year, but I doubt it. Wouldn't it be interesting to know what that case was about though?

I didn't know we were torturing Saddam Hussein...

...In fact I didn't even know we were trying him. The only real question is whether American leftists get their talking points from Russian news or whether they provide them. How do you say "Bush sucks" in Russian anyway? Буш сосет, according to these folks.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Was the gunpoint "conversion" speech written by Howie, Teddy, and San Fran Nan?

Michelle Malkin has the details here.

I just thank God they have been released.

Are we done with Fitzmas yet?

Armitage, a well-known gossip who loves to dish and receive juicy tidbits about Washington characters, apparently hadn't thought through the possible implications of telling Novak about Plame's identity. "I'm afraid I may be the guy that caused this whole thing," he later told Carl Ford Jr., State's intelligence chief. Ford says Armitage admitted to him that he had "slipped up" and told Novak more than he should have. "He was basically beside himself that he was the guy that f---ed up. My sense from Rich is that it was just chitchat," Ford recalls in "Hubris," to be published next week by Crown and co-written by the author of this article and David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation magazine.

As it turned out, Novak wasn't the only person Armitage talked to about Plame. Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has also said he was told of Plame's identity in June 2003. Woodward did not respond to requests for comment for this article, but, as late as last week, he referred reporters to his comments in November 2005 that he learned of her identity in a "casual and offhand" conversation with an administration official he declined to identify. According to three government officials, a lawyer familiar with the case and an Armitage confidant, all of whom would not be named discussing these details, Armitage told Woodward about Plame three weeks before talking to Novak. Armitage has consistently refused to discuss the case; through an assistant last week he declined to comment for this story. Novak would say only: "I don't discuss my sources until they reveal themselves."

When asked about this article on Meet The Press this morning Novak repeated the line about not revealing sources, but added that it is way past time for this source to come forward.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Democrats in charge? Let's nip this one in the bud.

For insight into the Democrats' brand of appeasement foreign policy, look no farther than former President Jimmy Carter. Just a few months into his presidency, he urged Americans to reconsider our "inordinate fear of communism." Carter kissed then-Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev on the cheek. Brezhnev invaded Afghanistan.

Carter, a staunch Bush critic, helped to usher in the "Iranian Revolution" of 1979 by leaning on the Shah of Iran to "release political prisoners." To show their gratitude, Iranians seized 90 hostages at the U.S. embassy, holding 52 of them for 444 days, before releasing them minutes after Ronald Reagan took office. At the time of the hostage crisis, Carter sent what some called a believer-to-believer letter in longhand to the Ayatollah Khomeini. The letter praised the ayatollah as a "man of God."

The other major Democrat line of attack accuses the Republicans of fiscal irresponsibility. This is their strongest and most persuasive argument. For it is true that this president, with the approval of the Republican-run legislature, ran up bills at a rate faster than any president since Lyndon Baines Johnson. Even if we exclude the cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, homeland security and Katrina relief, the Republican Party turned its back on their alleged "limited government" philosophy.

But the Democrats' primary criticism is to call Republicans too stingy. About the monstrous expansion of Medicare with the prescription bill for seniors, Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., said, "Because the administration and the Republican leadership refused to provide the funds needed for an adequate drug benefit, more and more seniors are facing the ridiculous 'donut hole.' That's the huge gap which leaves enrollees with major out-of-pocket costs."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Slick Willy turned sixty and shared a few of his cards

Monday, August 21, 2006

Pin the tail on the donkey.

Have you ever seen a group so totally devoid of ideas, yet somehow certain they are right?

Since the 2006 elections are fast approaching and the war is the most important national issue, wouldn't it be helpful to prepare a simple flow chart to compare the Bush administration's policy on the war with that of his Democratic critics?

One would think such an exercise would be unnecessary, since everyone knows what each side is advocating. But as ridiculous as it seems, no one has yet to flush out the Democrats on their position and the consequences flowing from it. They continue to hide behind their naked criticisms of President Bush and his policies, offering no intelligible alternative policy.

Nonsense, you say. Democrats are demanding withdrawal. Are they? To be sure, they make loud noises about withdrawal, but when Republicans have forced a vote on it, most of them have run for the tall grass. Instead, they throw out meaningless or misleading terms like "benchmarks" or "redeployment," which buy them more time to slander Bush without offering a plan of their own that can be evaluated or for which they can later be held accountable.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Adding the Al Qaeda Bill of Rights

The Wall Street Journal destroys the argument made by this Carter appointee that is trying to single handedly destroy our form of government. Keep in mind we have three coequal branches, or at least we are supposed to have. For strictly partisan purposes there are some that want to make the President a figurehead. I think you can safely place Judge Taylor in that camp.

Unlike Judge Taylor, Presidents are accountable to the voters for their war-making decisions, as the current White House occupant has discovered. Judge Taylor can write her opinion and pose for the cameras--and no one can hold her accountable for any Americans who might die as a result.

**UPDATE** What does it say about your ruling when this comes from CNN?

From CNN's The Situation Room:

Jeffrey Toobin: "This judge, today's opinion, said it was unconstitutional in very scathing terms. But this was a very liberal judge. You look at the–the sources she cites in her opinion, she almost exclusively cites other liberal judges. I am virtually certain that other courts will see this differently, and the only way to resolve those sorts of differences is to have it wind up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court."

Network roundup from Newsbusters

Thursday, August 17, 2006

WOW! Nicole Kidman takes a stand.

The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper.

It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

"We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads.

The support for this condemnation was very widespread. Good for you Hollywood!

The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt.

Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names.

Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.

Jimmah must not have liked CyMc being the biggest embarrassment to Georgia

According to former President Jimmy Carter it's just a couple of Jews. What's the big deal?

Mr. Carter, we had hostages held for 444 days in Iran due to your incompetence. Please build your habitat homes and stay out of the Middle East. For that matter stay out of Venezuelan elections too. Hugo thanks you for that sham you certified down there.

SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington's call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?

Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.

SPIEGEL: But wasn't Israel the first to get attacked?

Carter: I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

When fake pictures aren't enough....

...turn to headlines. From the Associated Press via Yahoo, of course:

Rockets hit Lebanon despite cease-fire

Now doesn't that sound like Israel violated the cease fire? In the story:

Highlighting the fragility of the peace, Hezbollah guerrillas fired at least 10 Katyusha rockets that landed in southern Lebanon early Tuesday, the Israeli army said, adding that nobody was injured. The army said that none of the rockets, which were fired over a two-hour period, had crossed the border and so it had not responded.

**UPDATE** AP/Yahoo has changed the headline, kind of like Mike Luckovich changed the title of his Pot to Kettle cartoon after the heat was put on. This should be to the original headline.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Aren't these people fasting?

First it was Jamba Juice and now BBQ. I'm fasting after lunch until it's time to throw that Porterhouse on the grill. Beer doesn't break a fast does it?

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) -- War protesters extended the olive branch to their new neighbors in President Bush's adopted hometown by hosting a barbecue Saturday - and a few even showed up.

The AJC, with a little help from AP, has found the real enemy


The Bush family, the Cheney's (although they try to hide behind that pesky Wyoming residence), and now the cell phone collectors. I wonder if the Dixie Chicks are embarrassed?

Caro, Mich. --- Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cellphones in their minivan.

Investigators believe the men were targeting the 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas. But one of the men said they were only trying to buy and sell phones to make money.

If you read far enough you'll find these young Texas entrepreneurs names. I don't remember them right now, but I think it was Maruan Awad "Tex" Muhareb and Adham Abdelhamid "Buck" Othman.

Michelle Malkin has more on these everyday Americans here.

(Hat tip:Andy)

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Then what's your problem Harry?

According to Harry Reid the "American people" are not buying the vile rhetoric of the evil Republicans and Despicable Dick Cheney. So why the hell does he care what they say? And oh by the way, would politicians of both parties please quit saying "the American people" want....

"They've run this play one too many times," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a conference call with reporters. "The American people simply do not recognize any validity in what they're saying."

So what did Tony Snow have to say?

"It sounds to me like Senator Reid is trying to accuse us of politicizing while he, himself, is politicizing the issue," said White House press secretary Tony Snow. "The comments that this administration has been making, including me, have been aimed at simply trying to get people to think seriously about, How do you achieve the goal of winning the war on terror? When you're in a war, the goal should not be how to get out. It should be how to win and then to get out."

Well at least we can easily tell who the adults are.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

ALLAHPUNDIT has spent the evening traipsing through the cyber newsstands of London.

A fascinating read that I've shamelessly linked to and will offer nothing in the way of a personal contribution.

Joel Mowbary on our useful idiots in the media

Hiding behind potted plants, Naveed Haq laid in wait for a 14-year-old girl he could use as a hostage. With a gun in her back, he pushed his way past security and through the door. He coldly, deliberately shot six women. When a wounded Pamela Waechter tried to flee up some stairs, he followed her, leaned over a railing and killed her.

Are these the actions of a crazy person?

A crazy person might cause harm to himself, maybe even someone close to him. Haq, though, did not know anyone at the Seattle Jewish Federation. He traveled some distance late last month from central Washington, getting there after determining his target following an Internet search for “something Jewish.”

That wasn’t all of his planning. Because of Washington law, Haq waited to purchase his two semiautomatic handguns, picking them up one day earlier.

Premeditation is the antithesis of crazy. So why is it that the mainstream media has either ignored or played down this story? The New York Times has written only one article. Ditto for the Washington Post. Both papers buried what little coverage they did offer, on page 22 and page 13, respectively.

Most of those outlets that publicized the shootings have focused on Haq’s history of mental illness, the most serious of which was bipolar disorder. Great attention has been paid to his apparently having acted alone. And some have reported that sometime last year, the accused murderer was a practicing Christian.

OK, so that story is about an individual in Seattle right? The press never considers some nutball statement from Pat Robertson as an individual thing. Left wing blogs will go to fantastic lengths to paint any transgression by a Republican, no matter how tenuous those Republican ties are, as an indictment of all Republicans.

Why does the press bend over backward to protect Muslims from being associated with Islamic terrorists? It seems to me that if peaceful. upstanding Muslims don't want to be associated with the terrorists that they would be the first ones out condemning terror and the people that are hijacking their religion. The fact is they spend far more time and energy denouncing the people that will identify the terrorists and our press is all too happy to be complicit in this.

The reason seems to be the same for both groups, they are simply scared to speak up. It can almost be understood from the Muslim community, but the press coverup is completely inexcusable and actually exacerbates the problem by making people fear they will be the ones blamed in the media should they speak out.

Mark Finkelstein has more from Newsbusters.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

See ya CyMc-Try to stay gone this time.

U.S. House - District 4 - Dem Runoff
Georgia 167 of 167 Precincts Reporting - 100.00%

Name Votes Pct

Johnson , Hank 41,178 58.82

McKinney , Cynthia (i) 28,832 41.18

**UPDATE** In what has to be one of the strangest "concession" spectacles ever Cynthia McKinney managed to hold the local TV feeds hostage for over half an hour, gather and name all her supporters, play and sing holler Pink's Dear Mr. President after telling all of us to pay special attention to the words, blame the press for maiming her mother and a staffer, tell us she would not put up with any more stolen elections (look at the numbers above. I'll assume she didn't mean that election), list various countries that were more like what she envisions for the United States (Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba, etc), walk us through the perceived ills of both Presidents Bush, play politics with the deaths of a few American heroes, make the obligatory Haliburton reference, level a bizarre sounding threat to take back the country, and toward the end wish her replacement in Congress well. I guess she forgot her opponents name or maybe she didn't want to prejudge November.

I'm sure I'm missing some of this and hopefully there will be video upcoming, but I really doubt anyone will have a full video report of the whole thing. It also appears that her people attacked a local news crew. All in a night's work for the former 4th district Congresswoman.

CyMc hits the highlights

Monday, August 07, 2006

Why they hate us-Russian version

The alleged English translation makes this a Pravda classic. It sounds a lot like the moonbats at ml's place, except it's slightly more coherent.

Is there a secret why many Europeans, Arabs, Asians, South Americans, Canadians and some other nationals hate more and more the George W. Bush government? Is it a wonder that, in the lane of their minefield of false views on the geopolitical world, the whole USA suffer damage in its reputation that may last for a long history to come? Let's study the situation and go into the details of the intellectual view of a mad-gone government around Bush, Rice, Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney and all the other blind politicians.

On the example of a cult-figure with very much influence in the USA , publicist and journalist Ann Coulter, the matter may be made transparent: You really don't know who is Ann Coulter? She is the most named power woman of the USA. And she is rightwing, Republican, a real woman out of steel and with an atomic brain and - she is blond and she assumes to be intelligent. This assumption requires a heavy theory of relativity - as follows:

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Same "journalist", same "news" service

What's wrong with this picture?

Apparently quite a bit.

**UPDATE** Reuters comes clean

Friday, August 04, 2006

And you wonder why the leftists get all their stories from Yahoo

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Who does this moonbat blame for her decision to show Joe Lieberman in blackface?

Why the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy of course.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Thank God somebody is finally going after this clown.

Let's see Murtha get in front of the cameras to slander the Marines again now. Maybe this old goat will finally realize what a fool he's become in his old age and retire to the obscurity he deserves.

A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.

Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine's reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.

Cynthia v. Cynthia

NEW YORK A Democratic congresswoman from Georgia is suing The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for libel.

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney filed charges against the newspaper's editor Cynthia Tucker and publisher John Mellott for an editorial column that ran in the Sunday July 30 paper about McKinney’s alleged altercation with police, according to All Headline News.

McKinney’s attorney, J.M. Raffauf, said the column describes McKinney whacking a police officer with her cell phone, a charge McKinney denies.

The suit says that other facts were misstated including a reported suggestion by McKinney that President Bush had known about the September 11 terror attacks in advance, and had allowed the plot to unfold so that he and his friends could profit from the resulting wars.

The suits says that McKinney wants an "immediate retraction in writing these false and libelous statements" and "demands that your retraction and correction be accompanied by an editorial in which you specifically repudiate your libelous statements."

Things must not be looking good in the McKinney campaign's polls, but this lawsuit is a match made in heaven.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Democrats offer the voters a strongly worded letter

After months of struggling to forge a unified stance on the Iraq war, top congressional Democrats joined voices yesterday to call on President Bush to begin withdrawing U.S. troops by the end of the year and to "transition to a more limited mission" in the war-torn nation.

With the midterm elections three months away, and Democrats seeing public discontent over Iraq as their best chance for retaking the House or Senate, a dozen key lawmakers told Bush in a letter: "In the interests of American national security, our troops and our taxpayers, the open-ended commitment in Iraq that you have embraced cannot and should not be sustained. . . . We need to take a new direction."

The 12 Democrats, led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), include liberals and centrists who have differed over Iraq in the past. The signers included the top Democrats on the House and Senate committees dealing with armed services, foreign relations, intelligence and military spending. Their action puts party leaders on the same page, and it helps clarify the Nov. 7 election as a choice between a party seeking a timeline for withdrawing troops from an unpopular war and a party resisting any such timetable.

For all its passion, the letter has more significance as a political statement than as a policy alternative. Most Democrats previously have embraced the general idea of beginning a troop drawdown this year, and the letter adds no specifics about how many troops should be withdrawn or how rapidly.

The Democrats have once again tiptoed up to the line of offering a plan. Of course not really. What they have offered is a talking point that can be used as an "It was our idea" if we are making enough progress to draw down troops at years end. If they were actually firm in their stance then they would run the Fall elections on a plan to defund the Iraq war effort unless the troops were out by whatever timeframe they are pretending they are going on.

The Democrats claim that everyone is on their side and they still don't have the nerve to take a stance. Does anyone trust these guys to lead in these serious times?

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