9/30/2006

Canadian Prime Minister Stands Up For Israel

There's finally some common sense coming from our neighbor's to the North. I guess this defense of the Joooz would make Stephen Harper a dreaded NEOCON. (Cue scary music)

Growing Is Constant, Not Sporadic

I read this article about a slump in ratings for Fox News and I say this paragraph that sent me spinning:

Olbermann's growing popularity -- and growing partisanship -- along with the response to Clinton's "Fox News Sunday" interview also indicate that Fox's foes have less fear about taking the network on.


Olbermann's growing popularity? Once in a while he beats a repeat of Hannity & Colmes. This is when he's not getting beat by a rerun of a gameshow. I always thought growing was a constant: slow, steady progress over time, not sporadic flukes.

I'm not saying Fox shouldn't take their ratings seriously, but come on, let's get real about the statistics, shall we?

Just Wild About Harry

Harry Reid went on a little tantrum concerning the fact that the Senate passed a bill to build a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border. While he trashed Republicans he seemed ignorant of the fact that over half of the Democrats in the Senate voted for the bill. Small detail.

Jimmy Carter's Hatred For The U.S.

Victor Davis Hansen just lays into Jimmy Carter in his latest piece. His nice-guy image is wearing thin.

A Warning Sign We Didn't See

When you look back now, the fatwa put on Salman Rushdie back in the '80s was just a precursor to our modern age.

9/29/2006

al-Sistani Reaches Out To Pope

The spiritual leader of Shiite Iraqis has reached out to Pope Benedict XVI and has expressed interest in paying a visit to the Vatican. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani continues to impress and this could be another very good sign.

The Time Is Now: Rush Limbaugh For Congress

What the hell is going on in D.C.?! If it's not one thing it's a freakin' 'nother. Now we have Mark Foley, Republican Congressman from Florida, resigning after they found he wrote suggestive email to a former male page, 16 years old, as well as some naughty IM's to other male pages. However, this has given me an idea:

Foley was running for re-election to a seventh term. He has represented his district, which includes West Palm Beach, since 1995. Florida Republicans could replace Foley on the ballot.

The time is now! Draft Rush Limbaugh!

“What’s Going Go Be Next? Do I Have To Cover My Head?”

It's getting really scary out there, and now cab riders at the International Airport in Minneapolis are experiencing what America is like when immigrants refuse to melt in the pot.

Who Is Holding Up A Vote On Bolton?

Why it's Linc Chafee, of course. You know, the Senator from Rhode Island that Bush helped to win a primary against a conservative challenger. That was money well spent.

Bill Clinton Causing Terrorism

It may sound silly, but as the Texas Rainmaker points out, by using the "logic" of the Left that is exactly the case.

9/28/2006

Are You An Astute Blogger?

Another big announcement here at Jim-Rose.com. International Man of Mystery, Reliapundit, has asked me to become a contributor to his website The Astute Bloggers. Reliapundit is one of the best bloggers out there with an uncanny foresight into the world of global politics, so it's an honor to be asked. Look for my posts at The Astute Bloggers as well as Anti-Strib, and of course the lion's share of posts here at The Libertarian Popinjay.

Looks like I'm in this blogging thing for the long haul.

Senate Passes Detainee Bill

It was 65-34. As usual, Linc Chafee sided with the Democrats and a handful of fearful-Red State Democrats voted with the Republicans, and a few mild surprises: Joe Lieberman for one. Hot Air has the roll call. Just remember what Dennis Kucinich said: This bill is everything the Democrats don't believe in.

UPDATE: Ted Kennedy: "In 40 days, we can put an end to this nonsense."

Ken Mehlman should put this in an ad and run it for 40 straight days.

The Screech Sex Tape

Well, it worked for Paris Hilton. She's famous for doing absolutely nothing other than some guy in a hotel room. And let's not forget the Godfather of sex tapes, Rob Lowe and his Democratic National Convention sex romp. But now we have Saved By The Bell legend Dustin "Screech" Diamond getting into the act. As my good friend Brick Parker says: "Suppose you made a sex tape and no one cared?"

Dennis Kucinich Says It All

"This bill is everything we don't believe in."

A Tangled Webb

It's official, the Senate race in Virginia is out of control:

Webb's comments to the Times-Dispatch prompted Allen campaign officials to
direct a reporter to Dan Cragg, a former acquaintance of Webb's, who said Webb
used the word while describing his own behavior during his freshman year at the
University of Southern California in the early 1960s. Webb later transferred to
the U.S. Naval Academy.

Cragg, 67, who lives in Fairfax County, said on Wednesday that Webb described taking drives through the black neighborhood of Watts, where he and members of his ROTC unit used racial epithets and pointed fake guns at blacks to scare them.

Let the good times roll.

MSM Declares Anger Good

Caught this on Rush this morning. Since Bill Clinton blew his stack in an interview with Chris Wallace last week, the MSM, in its never-ending task to protect the former president, has declared that public displays of anger are good. Sounds good to me. I'm sure my boss won't mind.

Woodward Hit Piece Hits The Shelves

Just in time for the fall elections, Bob Woodward is out with his latest hit-piece on the Bush Administration called State of Denial. His big revelations include Henry Kissinger serving as an advisor to the administration and President Bush's determination not to withdraw prematurely from Iraq "even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting him."

No word if there are any death-bed confessionals in the book. I was expecting maybe to hear what Zarqawi's last words were before the bomb hit or something along those lines. Do you suppose he said, "I believe"?

9/27/2006

Shhh! "Youths" In Belgium Riot

Don't tell anyone.

GOP Convention Going To Minnesota

The Republicans have announced they will hold their National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2008, but it's this blurb about the Democrats that interest me:

The Democrats, who last met in Boston, will announce a decision later this fall. A spokesman said 11 sites expressed interest in having the party's convention, but only four completed the proposals. New Orleans later withdrew its bid, leaving Denver, New York City and Minneapolis- St. Paul.

What do you want to bet they make another push for New Orleans and have Spike Lee open the convention?

Sabato's Hearsay

Scott Johnson over at Power Line is none too pleased with the recent actions of political analyst Larry Sabato concerning the George Allen campaign. I'm inclined to agree.

T.O. Saga Continues

Well, what to make of this report of an attempted suicide by Terrell Owens. It's really unfortunate for Owens that when I first heard this report, I immediately thought that maybe he was pulling a publicity stunt. He's the only athlete in all of sports that I would have that suspicion. Now, if this was indeed a genuine suicide attempt than it explains a lot about his personality and general behavior these past few years. I understand clinical depression better than most, it's a serious condition not to be taken lightly. For many, "toughing it out" just won't do. If T.O. is indeed suffering, I really hope he gets the help he needs.

UPDATE: T.O. says no suicide attempt. It was an allergic reaction.

9/26/2006

7-11 Dumping Citgo

Whether it's due to Chavez or not, it's a very smart business move. Oh, thank heaven!

Karzai: "Do You Forget?"

This guy is good.

The Real Bill Clinton

Dick Morris puts human cartoon in perspective.

UPDATE: Hillary repeats Bill's lies. (Hat tip: Drudge)

Matt Drudge Rules The World

A new book by a couple of veteran political reporters says Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report 'rules their world.' Not surprisingly, this story was broken by Matt Drudge:

"In the fragmented, remote-control, click-on-this, did you hear? political media world in which we live, revered Uncle Walter has been replaced by odd nephew Matt."


Matt, let me be one of the first to say congratulations on this recognition (for what it's worth). You're fans of near 10 years have known this all along. You are my home page and will remain so until the end of our time on earth.

9/25/2006

Has al-Sadr Been Defanged?

There's some strong evidence that the effectiveness of Shiite thug leader al-Sadr may be coming to an end. Reliapundit has a roundup of said evidence and opines this could be a huge step toward the stabilization of the country and its government. I'm inclined to agree.

George Allen Getting Hammered

Well, George Allen took another hit tonight as renowned political analyst Larry Sabato, a former college classmate of Allen's, said on Chris Matthew's show that Allen did indeed use the N-word in college. Sabato would not say if he heard it himself or if he had sources that he trusted, but whatever the case, it's bad for Allen. Whether any of it is true or not, Allen's presidential hopes are gone, now he has the fight of his life holding onto his Senate seat.

This is bad news no matter how you slice it. The Democrats have gone after Allen tooth and nail because of his presidential aspirations and they may have hit paydirt. If Allen did indeed stuff a deer head in a black family's mailbox, than he's a repugnant individual, but so are people who sit on such information for 6 years into his Senate term!

Bad craziness.

UPDATE: The Allen campaign is fighting back.

Nuke Watchdog Falls Into Tank

This is extremely funny...until you realize that these guys are the ones many expect to protect us from a nuclear Iran, then it becomes the least funny thing in the world.

The Saints Go Marching In

Well, I've been watching ESPN's coverage of the first game for the New Orleans Saints back in the Superdome. I'm not a big fan or Green Day, or current-day U2, but they did alright and it wasn't too over the top. The fans just seem excited to have something to cheer about again. George H.W. Bush was on hand for the coin toss and got a pretty good ovation from the crowd. (He was introduced as "George H. Bush." We're they afraid to say the "W"?) I can't believe how good he looks. If I'm that spry at 82, I will be truly blessed.

UPDATE: Tony Kornheiser asked Spike Lee if he was optimistic or pessimistic about the rebuilding of New Orleans. Spike laughed and said he wasn't going to have a "Kanye West moment." In other words, he decided to save the Bush bashing for another time.

Rock Me Amadeus!

Mozart opera banned in Berlin. Why? You guessed it...disrespecting Mohammed.

Clinton Rage: The Morning After

Michelle Malkin has a roundup. Also Bob Weir compares the performance to Captain Queeg.

UPDATE: Matt Drudge points out something I didn't catch...the speech slurring of Clinton. (Hat tip: lgf)

MORE: What if George W. Bush had acted this way?

MORE: Blue Crab says this interview has done a lot of damage to Clinton's legacy despite CBS's Harry Smith efforts.

MORE: Clinton wants historical accuracy? Let's reconstruct the documents Sandy Berger stole and destroyed.

9/24/2006

Damage Control, Mel Style

Ah, nothing like a little America/Bush bashing to get yourself back into Hollywood's good graces. (Hat tip: Drudge)

Why Didn't Chris Wallace Grill Republicans?

Turns out, he did.

The Folly Of "Trying"

Rick Bowen has a nice piece on the folly of "trying" in the strange world of the political Left.

New Intelligence Report

A new intelligence report says, according to the New York Times and the Washington Post, that the war in Iraq is hurting the War on Terror. However, the Bush White House says the Times/Post report is not representative of the whole document. The boys at Power Line have detailed analysis, but I want to look at one main point: Let's assume this is correct; what then, my dear critics, should we do (other than surrender)?

(cue crickets chirping)

October Surprise Hysteria

Gary "Hartpants" Hart has joined the chorus of Democrats already kvetching over a possible "October Surprise" from the Bush administration. Karl Rove had some fun with them by floating a rumor that he had such a plan ready to go. (Good one Karl!) However, the good Captain has a rundown on why this hysteria is a main reason the Dems have been out of presidential power for 6 years.

Scooter Libby Could Be Off The Hook

It's looking more and more like the case against Scooter Libby is crumbling. If there were any justice, Patrick Fitzgerald would be the next one indicted.

Sex Church

Finally a religious school of thought that makes sense.

Bill Clinton Is A Little, Little Man

Well, today we finally saw the full interview on Fox News Sunday as Chris Wallace made the cardinal MSM sin of questioning the great and powerful Bill Clinton. Clinton's excuses are lame and he knows it, that's why he nearly had a second heart attack during the interview. I would really hate to be him and have to work each and every day to try and convince people I'm not a joke, which he is. But unfortunately, the joke was on us, for eight years.

MORE: Michelle Malkin has a Blogosphere roundup.

MORE: I think we can safely say that Chris Wallace's education in what the DNC/MSM is all about is complete and he should be given his diploma. Here you have a reporter who was raised by a ultra-left legendary reporter in Mike Wallace, who followed in his dad's footsteps and worked for ABC News for years. When he made the jump to Fox, it became clear that he more centered politically than his father, but no conservative firebrand by any means, but he just have well have been as he was going over to the "enemy." Now, he has seen the leader of the Democrats nearly punch him for daring to ask hard questions about his record and, after looking into the transcripts of the other interviews, find he was the only one to ask tough questions.

9/23/2006

Does Vicente Fox Know This?

It appears now that Global Warming is responsible for illegal immigration. Is there anything GW can't do?

Osama Rumors Fly

Well, there are rumors once again that Osama bin Laden is dead, this time it comes from the French media. I doubt we'll ever really know. I've been in the camp that believes Osama is dead and has been for a long time. The reason? He never puts out any audio or video that clearly defines at what point in time he's making the recording. If he's still alive, he should put out a video with him holding up a recent edition of the New York Times (you know he reads it). It would prove that he was alive and give his useful idiots in the DNC/MSM more ammo against Bush. C'est la vie.

9/22/2006

Clinton Flips Out On Fox

Bill Clinton is in a panic. He knows that the truth is becoming common knowledge. He knows that we know that he was derelict in his duties in fighting terrorism for 8 years, and he's mad as hell about it. He is an absolute disgrace.

UPDATE: Remember now, Fox News is biased, but Keith Olbermann and MSNBC are completely neutral and ethical.

For the love of all that is holy, just pull the trigger Dan (Abrams). You know it's the right thing to do.

The Daily Drudge, 9/22/06

Some analysis on today's headlines at the Drudge Report

Bill Clinton says he's sick of Karl Rove's bulls---, but the bullshit of James Carville and Paul Begala? mmwwahh! That's the rich stuff!

Bush says the Democrats would raise our taxes if they got back into power. Well, duh!

Hezbollah is holding a "victory rally." Meet you next to the brick pile.

The Army has met its recruiting goal...the best since 1997. Jack Murtha has to be enraged, but at least he has more soldiers to slander.

Richard Branson is going to put up $3-billion to help fight global warming. I always get really depressed when I see billionaires piss away their money. Here's a thought...instead of wasting it on something we can't control, why not use the money to set up some banks in economically depressed areas and offer low-interest business loans to people who haven't been able to get loans from other banks? I know, that's crazy talk.

9/21/2006

Armitage Image Damage Control

I'm sorry folks, but I don't believe in coincidences. Just in the last couple of weeks we've gotten confirmation for what most of us already knew: that Richard Armitage was the leaker in the Valerie Plame affair. Then Armitage does a TV interview in which he plays to the MSM about how sorry he was for what he did to them and his president and on and on. He may be in the clear from a media trashing due to his anti-Bush credentials, but let's face it...the barrel-chested, no-neck former general looked like a little whiny in this interview. This "no partisan gun-slinger," this "well known gossiper" was, let's just say, not looking very manly to either end of the political spectrum.

So let's get back to today, where we get word that in a 60 Minutes interview, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf claims that Armitage told him after 9/11 that if Pakistan didn't help the United States in the war on terror, "Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age." Whoa! How macho! And how very interesting...the timing.

I report, you decide.

Damage Control Mode

The Democrats aren't complete fools. They know that Hugo Chavez is using their talking points in his speeches and in his recent speech at the U.N. They know how this looks to the electorate, so they're gone into full damage control. Charles Rangel, in what must have been extremely painful for him, blasted Chavez for coming to America and bashing President Bush, while Nancy Pelosi called Chavez a "thug." A smart political move by the Dems, but keep that in mind...it is a political move.

UPDATE: D'oh! Tom Harkin didn't get the memo. He also proves himself to be a fool when talking about foreign policy.

Harkin says, "We tend to forget that a few days after 9-1-1 thousands, thousands
of Iranians marched in a candlelight procession in Teheran in support of the United States. Every Muslim country was basically on our side. Just think, in five years, President Bush has squandered all that." Harkin says the U.S. has put billions of dollars into the Iraq war, when it could be helping poor countries with things like clean water, medical aid and education.

Every Muslim country was basically on our side? I'm sorry, could you speak into my good ear?You sir, are an idiot.

Whither Hugo?

The Anchoress has some excellent analysis on the media's lack of coverage of the speeches by Hugo Chavez and Ahmadinejad. Echoing what I said yesterday:

I guess we can quickly figure out that the “mediating intelligences” who determine what we will and will not see have decided that - for some reason - we’re better off not seeing the behavior of a pack of mad jackals…we might not want to continue funding them, or rushing to their aid when disaster strikes, you know? Or maybe, they figure the American public would look at yesterday’s very telling absurdities and say, “you don’t come to America and say that about her president…” Oh, no, what a freakin’ nightmare! It might even reflect well on Bush in the all-important, holy writ polls!


Yep.

The Daily Drudge

It's occurred to me that each day I opine about several things I've seen on the Drudge Report. Instead of throwing out the usual hat tips, I've decided to just do a daily post called "The Daily Drudge" and we'll see how that works out. Efficiency is my middle name...also "danger."

The people running Walmart are absolutely brilliant! The Democratic Party has declared war on the shopping chain, so what do they do? They launch a plan to sell generic prescription drugs at rock-bottom prices. The project will begin in Tampa, Florida (where else) and soon after be available throughout the state of Florida. Just brilliant.

Katie Couric's numbers are in a free-fall since her first week as the anchor of the CBS Evening News. It can hardly be a surprise, though I thought her honeymoon would last a little longer. Look, I hate to sound like a 60s radical at a peace march, but you have to understand something about CBS News. It's not about who is leading the charge of the organization, it's the organization itself that is the problem. The operation of the machine is so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that viewers can't take part. Mario Salvo, eat your heart out.

Speaking of numbers, MSNBC continues to occupy the cable news channel ratings basement. Come on Dan, wake up and smell the insanity.

The ratings king, Bill O'Reilly, says he's on al-Qaeda's death list. Some guys have all the luck.

Columbia University has invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak this Friday. It's funny how like-minded people tend to congregate together.

Jack Murtha is still working hard gathering support for a possible run at the House Majority Leader post. All I can say is "Go Jack Go!"

9/20/2006

A Free Press, Unlike Iran

I'm not a huge fan of Anderson Cooper, but one thing is for sure: he's 10-times the journalist that Mike Wallace is.

Karl Rove Toys With The Democrats

Karl Rove rules! Not only is he one of the great political minds of this era, but he knows just how to screw with his enemies. Case in point: his promise of an October Surprise.

"Torture" Works

Oh, snap! A huge setback for the anti-"torture" Andrew Sullivan types as ABC News reporter Brian Ross (who can hardly be called a Republican shill) has filed a report that states the techniques used in the secret CIA prisons have been very effective and have, in fact, saved lives. And if Sullivan and the Democrats had their way, these CIA agents would be in jail for war crimes. Unbelievable.

Voter ID Passes The House

The House of Representatives has passed a voter ID bill on a near party-line vote. The law would require voters to show a photo-ID at their polling station. Yes, there are folks that don't have photo ID's such as the elderly that no longer drive. Well, I'm sorry, but you'll just have to get off your lazy asses and get a photo-ID. All the paperwork you have to do for all those juicy government benefits, you'd think getting a photo-ID would be a walk in the park.

Don Surber gives us the exclamation point.

The LBJ Rule

I've been reading up on the fact that the MSM or Driveby Media has been loathe to cover certain sections of Iranian President Ahmadinejad's speech at the U.N. yesterday. Near the end of the speech, he called for the return of the 12th Imam and thus, the end of the world. Confederate Yankee says of the media: "They aren't scared about the possibility of millions of people dying. That are far more fearful that the President (Bush) is right, and that the world they've created for themselves is all too wrong."

Perhaps, but I think you have to look more deeply at how the members of the MSM think, and I think it has a lot to do with the thinking of LBJ.

While the folklore of the JFK assassination is hopelessly muddled in conspiracy theories and misinformation, it has become pretty well documented over the years that LBJ very much controlled the Warren Commission. Now why did he do this? The simplest answer is usually the correct one: He was protecting his own power. LBJ very much wanted the Warren Report to conclude that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. He was merely a nutjob that got lucky when he put his assassination plan into action. The other possibility was that Oswald was in cahoots with an enemy of the United States, specifically a Communist enemy, either the Soviet Union or Cuba. LBJ knew, or at least strongly suspected, that if this theory were to gain legitimacy or, heaven for fend, be proven that he would be in big trouble. The "right-wing" would be so outraged that they would turn out the vote en masse and elect a tough-guy Republican as president to go to war with the Commies (can you say Goldwater?).

I think this kind of thinking is what is on the mind of the many liberals in the MSM. "We can't play up what Ahmadinejad says, then people will realize what a kook he is and it'll give Bush's views legitimacy with the public. Then they'll elect more Republicans. Then there'll be a war. Oh, no!"

Any news that legitimizes Bush Foreign Policy is strickly hush-hush.

Quelle Surprise

Reuters reporter was communist spy during Vietnam War.

Anti-Americanism Convention

I said yesterday that I was getting really worn out reading the news this week, with all our country's enemies coming to New York to bash us; Jew-baiting in Virginia and so on. Today, we had Hugo Chavez call Bush the Devil and pimp a Noam Chomsky book in a speech at the U.N., and you know what...he got huge applause. And yet, the media still says we're the problem.

9/19/2006

Bad Week; Bad Mood

This is one of those weeks that really takes its toll on my love of blogging. First, the Miami Dolphins screw me in last weekend's football pool; then I waste an hour-and-a-half of my life last night watching a documentary on my hero, Barry Goldwater, written from an authoritarian-socialist point of view making it seem like "Mr. Conservative" was a liberal; then today I see George Allen getting harassed for being Jewish and then being accused of being ashamed of being Jewish because he didn't perform "Fiddler On The Roof" during his recent debate; and the world's leading anti-Semite giving a speech at the United Nations while President Bush gives a fantastic speech and he's bashed as the world's greatest monster by the MSM and the Democratic Party!!!!

What's the freakin' point?

George Allen And The Jewish Question

Just wow. No one has been more aware of the growing wave of anti-Semitism around the world than I have, but what happened at the recent Senatorial debate between George Allen and Jim Webb has me in a state of utter shock. As Charles Johnson said, it really has come to this. Unbelievable.

MORE: Dana Milbank tries to cloud the issue and make it look like Allen is ashamed of his Jewish heritage. Milbank is either ignorant or he's just being disingenuous.

EVEN MORE: The Left-wing Blogosphere is following Milbank's lead and attacking the "sensitive" Allen.

STILL MORE: Dean Barnett chimes in.

UPDATE: I've been reading some analysis of this and a lot of people are missing the point. It might have been one thing if the reporter had said something like, "I understand that like Madeleine Albright and John Kerry you've recently learned of some Jewish lineage in your family, could you elaborate on that?" That's borderline, but not nearly as offensive as the wording she used:

"It has been reported," said Fox, that "your grandfather Felix, whom you were given your middle name for, was Jewish. Could you please tell us whether your forebears include Jews and, if so, at which point Jewish identity might have ended?"
It's like she's trying to find a percentage. I doubt this Fox woman is an anti-Semite, she's most likely just an ignoramus, but the wording she used is like something out of Schindler's List. You'd think we lived in France.

UPDATE: Paul Mirengoff has some excellent analysis on the whole fiasco.

9/18/2006

Popinjay On Goldwater

Well, I'm watching the HBO documentary "Goldwater on Goldwater" about the former Arizona Senator and presidential candidate in 1964. It was produced and narrated by his granddaughter who started the show by saying she was trying to find out just what he was all about and why he was so vilified in 1964. This begs the question as to why she would then ask Hillary Clinton, James Carville, Andy Rooney, John Dean, Al Franken, Julian Bond and other authoritarians to help her analyze the great libertarian. Yes, Hillary was once a "Goldwater Girl" but she has long since sold her soul at the alter of power. They tried to soften things up at the start by pointing out his pro-gay and pro-choice stances (including a story of Goldwater's daughter's abortion), but then they proceeded to trash him for the civil rights vote. I also hate the way they constantly rehash this story about how JFK and Goldwater had agreed years before they would travel together on the same plane in the 1964 election. Aww! Touchy-feely! What utter crap! Those of us with two-eyes and a brain know that JFK would have left more knives in Goldwater's back than anyone could count. But no sense letting reality get in the way of a good Kennedy story. Anything to turn the Great Conservative into a Liberal. Walter Conkite said it himself.

As usual, it doesn't matter who looks at Goldwater, they always get it wrong. The man was ahead of his time, and it turned out way too ahead of his time as very few were ready for the hard realities of the era.
I could go on, but I don't really see the point. It's just more of the same. Goldwater will always be the most misunderstood man in American politics, even more than Reagan...and it's always going to stay that way as long as the enemies of libertarianism are called on to sit in judgment.

Socialism Defined

Absolutely classic. The Socialist Prime Minister of Hungary was caught on a recording talking about the sad state of his economic leadership. His candid words serve as an excellent definition of what Socialism is all about:

He was heard saying the economy had been kept afloat only through "divine providence, the abundance of cash in the world economy and hundreds of tricks."

He added: "We screwed up. Not a little, a lot. No European country has done something as boneheaded as we have."

He reportedly added: "I almost died when for a year and a half we had to pretend we were governing. Instead, we lied morning, evening and night."


You can't make this stuff up.

Saddam Offered Osama Asylum

Gateway Pundit found a CNN report from 1999 stating that Saddam Hussein offered Osama bin Laden asylum. I guess Congressional Democrats don't watch the Clinton News Network anymore. (Hat tip: Wizbang)

Touched By An Imam

Time's most recent cover of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows exactly which side the mag's editors are on. (Hat tip: Rush)

The Path To Journalistic McCarthyism

Cyrus Nowrasteh, the writer of the ABC miniseries, "The Path to 9/11" and the "friend" of Rush Limbaugh has written a piece for the Wall Street Journal that can only be called blistering. In it, he reveals his true identity, both ethnically and politically, and absolutely blast the Clinton cabal and its willing foot-soldiers in the MSM. A ripe subject for a miniseries indeed. RTWT!

Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition

Check out my post on the whole Pope v. Islam flap over at Anti-Strib.

9/17/2006

Bush Assassination Film Wins Festival Prize

Via Hot Air.

We Don't Need No Thought Control

He's a brilliant musician, but a he's also a political dolt. Roger Waters has always suffered from the disease of Socialism, and it seems the years haven't mellowed him out any.

Al-Jazeera Covers The NFL

Just saw something interesting on NBC's NFL pregame show. Peter King from Sports Illustrated said that there is so much media coverage being planned for the New Orleans Saints first game at home next Monday night that even al-Jazeera has requested and received a press pass. What's all the more interesting about this was the reaction from Bob Costas who said something to the effect of "I have many comments on that, none of them appropriate."

Pushing Marxism On The Kids

A brand of stationary supplies in Britain is using Marxism as a selling point in the area Borders bookstores. I guess they're downplaying the fact that Marxism is responsible for 100 million deaths in the 20th century...that would make the whole ad campaign a little depressing. I wonder if you can get a free Che t-shirt with a 50-pound purchase?

Howard Government Tells It Like It Is

I sometimes wish there were a way that John Howard and his administration in Australia could occupy the White House in America:

AUSTRALIA'S Muslim leaders have been "read the riot act" over the need to denounce any links between Islam and terrorism. The Howard Government's multicultural spokesman, Andrew Robb, yesterday told an audience of 100 imams who address Australia's mosques that these were tough times requiring great personal resolve.

Mr Robb also called on them to shun a victim mentality that branded any criticism as discrimination.

"We live in a world of terrorism where evil acts are being regularly perpetrated in the name of your faith," Mr Robb said at the Sydney conference.

"And because it is your faith that is being invoked as justification for these evil acts, it is your problem.

"You can't wish it away, or ignore it, just because it has been caused by others.

"Instead, speak up and condemn terrorism, defend your role in the way of life that we all share here in Australia."


And this guy is a "multicultural spokesman." Just good stuff. I'd give anything for our leaders to say this.

9/16/2006

Spike Lee: A Self-Hating Black

The Cigar Intelligence Agency has some nice analysis on the idiocy and sheer hatred that comes out of the "mouth" of film director Spike Lee. He is simply one of the worst people this country has to offer. (Hat tip: Rottweiler)

McCain's Fight Against Bush Is Personal

James Taranto nails it:

The argument is that unless we interpret the Geneva Convention as providing maximal protections to terrorists, our enemies will mistreat U.S. soldiers in their captivity. Assume for the sake of argument that this is true. If the restrictions on interrogations that Powell and McCain advocate result in another 9/11, then they will have sacrificed the lives of women and children in order to protect soldiers. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?


We get hit again, it's on McCain's head.

UPDATE: A fascinating retort in the comments section from "Bloodstomper":

"Nails it"? Jesus hates that kind of language! You losers are putting our country at risk and you don't know what you're talking about. I wish you could be tortured. I'd love to torture you personally! Okay? Then we could find out where you've been hiding Osama. We also know that you're the one who raped and murdered JonBenet Ramsey and I know I could torture you until you confessed, you little faggot. Okay? Happy now, pervert?


I'm feeling very well, thanks for asking.

Carter Continues To Amaze

You have to wonder what goes through Jimmy Carter's mind to say the things he says. Now, he's telling the people of Britain that their Prime Minister is too subservient to President Bush. Carter must just absolutely loath the President with all the things he's said just in the past year. I've never seen anyone so consistently wrong as he. And as Don Surber shows us, he's doing his son here in Nevada no favors with his running of the mouth.

Angela Merkel Has Guts

Cheers to Angela Merkel for defending Pope Benedict and his comments on Islam. It may be partly because he's German, but it's still a gutsy move on her part nonetheless.

Gas Prices And Popularity

Many are theorizing that as gas prices fall, Bush's approval ratings rise. I don't think there's any doubt that they're related. Gas is down below $2 in Iowa and it's as low as $2.79 out here in Vegas. I also think when people are polled on the "economy" their answers are really about gas prices. Very simplistic, but that's the American voter to a tee.

9/15/2006

Oriana Fallaci Dies

Eric over at Classical Values has a nice roundup of the tributes in the Blogosphere for Oriana Fallaci, the Italian journalist once revered by the Left until she began her fight against Islamic fascism. The Italian Christopher Hitchens indeed.

The War At Home

It's really stunning what's happening in this country. President Bush is trying to get some clarity to Geneva Convention rules, but the Democrats and the McCain Cabal will have none of it. They are working to protect the rights of terrorists. Bush seems to have given a very animated press conference this morning and, in so many words, called out McCain, et al and put it squarely on them. We get attacked again, it's on them. It's mind-boggling what these people are doing. I said just this week that I don't see how America can ever again win a war out-right because we have political forces in this country that work day and night to stack the deck against us. Our molly-coddling of prisoners in Gitmo is put on the same moral plane as Islamic fascist beheading people for not being Muslim. My God. What is going on in this country?

MORE: Charles Johnson makes an excellent point:

It’s a curious hypocrisy that many of those who seem to regard the Geneva Conventions as immutable, written in stone, are the same ones who constantly seek to redefine and reinterpret the US Constitution.

A Suggestion For Olbermann

Well, Keith Olbermann's stay on Cloud 9 came to a quick end as his bounce in the ratings on 9/11 proved to be short lived and he's now back in the ratings cellar with just a quarter of the numbers that O'Reilly gets nightly. Olbermann got a lot of attention for going on a nearly 9 minute rant about George W. Bush and his "impeachable" offenses as he broadcast from just outside Ground Zero in New York City on the anniversary of 9/11. But as we return to business as usual, Olby's ratings did likewise. So what to do now?

My suggestion for Keith is to give the people what they want. Don't hold back. You've all heard about this new movie that shows George W. being assassinated. Well, use it. Make that scene the new show-open. Openly advocate for the removal of President Bush from office, by any means necessary. Hey, if he's as bad as you say, it would only be patriotic to go on such a crusade. Maybe the Secret Service will come calling, but that's just an opportunity to expose Bush's "crushing of dissent" in the country. Sean Penn says Bush is going to turn this country into a fascist state...now's your chance to prove it. Life is short, Keith. Go for the gold.

UPDATE: I'm making a crazy suggestion, you say? Well, check out what Daniel Ellsberg is suggesting and then tell me I'm crazy. (Hat tip: Hot Air)

No Concept Whatsoever

We can debate the true spirit of Islam until the cows come home. Is it a religion of peace or war? Does the Koran call for the murder or "infidels" or not? These questions and more can be discussed and should be discussed with great fervor.

However, one thing that is simply not debatable is the fact that Muslims have absolutely no understanding of the concept of irony.

9/14/2006

Cultural Marxism And Europe

Fjordman over at The Brussels Journal has a great piece on the criticism of his use of the term "Cultural Marxism." In light of the recent conniption over George W. Bush's use of the term "Islamic Fascist," this proves an enlightening look at the battle over language and the desire of the postmodernists to cover their tracks.

Enlightenment Absolutism?

The gang at NewsBusters has some analysis of the interesting language used by the New York Times book critic William Grimes in a review of "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance."

The National Scolds

A great piece from George Will this morning on the Democratic Party's war on capitalism.

9/13/2006

Ann Richards Dies

Former Texas Governor Ann Richards has died of cancer. She was 73. Richards will probably be best known as the politician that insulted George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Democratic Convention by saying "Poor old George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth!" However, George W. Bush avenged his father and defeated Ann Richards for the Governor's office in 1994. I didn't care much for Richards politically, but I will give her credit for having a sense of humor...her appearance on "King of the Hill" was pretty funny.

Plame Suing Armitage

We're just getting word that Valerie Plame is suing Richard Armitage for violating her privacy rights, but she is not accusing him of participating in an administration conspiracy to blow here (fake) cover. I wish I could say this gives me joy, being as I hate Armitage so much, but it doesn't. This is meaningless. It's just more attention grabbing and political hackery from the nation's worst couple.

Ali Sistani Still Pulling The Strings

It would seem that the Iraqi Shiite Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani is still pulling some political strings behind the scenes. He recent helped quash a proposal to have Iraq be a loose federation of three states, one Sunni, one Shiite, one Kurd. There's little doubt this would make matters worse as the Sunni state would be one natural disaster short of Bangladesh with no natural resources and not much to see, thus a civil war would be likely. Captain Ed surmises:

Sistani does not want to see Iran prevail and squash the recently-freed Najaf version of Shi'ism, and he doesn't want to see his rival Moqtada al-Sadr rise to the top of a new regional political structure. Sistani knows that the only hope for his moderate brand of Shi'ism to survive and to flourish is to support the secular and democratic government that holds the entire nation together as one. Only by combining resources can the nation see its way towards a modern and moderate polity, and only that will allow Iraqis to control all of their own resources and exploit them for their own benefit.

Sistani's back in the game -- and I doubt he ever really left.

And from what I can tell, that's a good thing.

Will We Win Another War?

As the War on Terror has rolled on since 9/11/01, a question has loomed in the back of my mind. Is it really possible for America to ever win another war outright? By that I mean, have we backed ourselves into such a corner that our rules of engagement simply don't mesh with the realities of achieving total victory? Certainly the Path to 9/11 showed us the consequences of "The Wall" (and I don't mean Pink Floyd). Now, this story in the New York Post pretty much confirms my fears.

A Path To 9/11 Postmortem

Victor Davis Hanson has an absolutely brilliant column on the furor over "The Path to 9/11" and the hypocrisy of the Left (and Right). This should be the last word on the matter. If only I could write like him.

Armitage The Leaker Liar

According to Bob Novak, Richard Armitage is not only a leaker, but a liar. If this man were on fire, I'd spray him with gasoline.

9/12/2006

Syria Embassy Attack Beaten Back

Apparently a group of al-Qaeda Syrians wanted to create their own American hostage crisis reminiscent of the Iranian hostage crisis circa 1980, when they launched an attack on the American embassy in Damascus. However, the Syrian security forces decided that was the last thing they and Bashar Assad needed right now, thus the attack was quashed.

Ghost Tree

Weird.

9/11/2006

John Howard Disses Al Gore

Good stuff.

Moran Brings The Politics

Congressman Jim Moran (D-Virginia) really stepped in it today when he brought politics into his remarks at a memorial for victims of 9/11.

But Moran then maneuvered into more sensitive ground, suggesting that the
country was not safer and intimating that the Bush administration's foreign
policy was headed in the wrong directions.

“More people hate us,” Moran said, a comment that drew an outburst from the
crowd.

“My brother died on 9/11 - don't make this political,” a woman in audience
cried out.

Moran continued, calling on the nation to address the root causes of
terrorism by the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade
Center.


I will give Moran credit for not wavering when the boos poured in. He took a stand: politics is more important. Sorry folks, he said, but there's power to be had. No doubt his nutroots credentials are now impeccable.

2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11

Captain Martin Egan of the New York City Fire Department. 36 years old. Died on 9/11/01 at the site of the World Trade Center fighting to save the lives of others.

Never forget who the real heroes are.

9/09/2006

Rockefeller On Record

Senator Jay Rockefeller: World would be better off with Saddam ruling Iraq. (Hat tip: Drudge)

UPDATE: The good Captain chimes in.

The Path To Pearl Harbor

On this day in history...

Khatami Being Sued

Excellent! After our State Department wrongly allowed former thug President of Iran Khatami to come to the U.S., right near the anniversary of 9/11, and make speeches about how we need to be more tolerant, a group of Jewish Persians have sued Khatami claiming he is responsible for the kidnapping and torture of their relatives. He was served with a summons during a CAIR dinner. Nice.

UPDATE: Pajamas Media has a video report on the protests outside the Cathedral.

Bolivia Exploding

Peaceful protests are turning violent in Bolivia as the people are taking to the streets against their Communist stooge leader Evo Morales. Publius Pundit has a roundup.

Just A Reminder...

...of what Clinton didn't do.

Webb Makes A Big Mistake

James Webb had George Allen on the ropes in the Virginia Senate election. Allen shot himself in the foot with his supposed racial slur on an Indian Democratic operative, but now Webb makes the huge mistake of invoking the legacy of Ronald Reagan thus inciting the rage of one Nancy Reagan. Not good.

Netanyahu Video

Pamela of Atlas Shrugs has video of Bibi Netanyahu's speech this week in New York on Pajamas Media. Listen to this man.

9/08/2006

The United States Of Orwell


I kid you not.

Netanyahu Predicts U.S. Action

Bibi Netanyahu, preparing for a return to the Premiership of Israeli, gave a speech in New York yesterday in which he stated that President Bush is preparing to ditch the U.N. and take care of Iran alone. I wish I could be as optimistic as Bibi, but I really hope he's right, and I hope it's sooner rather than later.

Chafee Running Scared

Good ol' Linc Chafee has postponed a vote on confirming John Bolton as U.N. Ambassador so he doesn't have to take a stand one way or the other before his primary election in Rhode Island. Where would the GOP be without him?

Free Speech Is Dead

If the Democrats threats to squelch free speech at ABC weren't bad enough, we also have McCain-Feingold going into effect today.

Dems Go For Total Victory On "Path To 9/11"

Looks like editing out the naughty bits isn't going to be good enough for the Clinton cabal. Senators Reid and Durbin are demanding ABC completely cancel the miniseries in a letter that has not so veiled threats. Yet Bush is the one they call a Nazi. Michael Moore must be loving this.

Seriously, this is a really sad affair for our country. We have a group of politicians that are willing to abuse their power and bully a corporation in order to get their way. I've said time and time again, the new war is not the war on terror, it's the war for the control of information. Take it to the bank.

UPDATE: Drudge dug up this article in which Tom Daschle slams CBS for pulling "The Reagans."

MORE: Hugh Hewitt has been all over this story and has some nice analysis.

9/07/2006

ABC Buckles: Edits "The Path To 9/11"

It should hardly be a surprise. ABC committed the ultimate offense of putting the Clinton Administration in a bad light. Don't they know the rules? And hey, it may be that there are some things in the movie that are inaccurate, but when has that ever stopped Oliver Stone or Michael Moore? And they both have Oscars.

The real story here is how Clinton has to do everything possible to protect his legacy, because there is a lot to hide. I haven't heard a peep out of one Bush Administration official about their part in the movie, which apparently isn't much more flattering. What does that tell you? It reminds me of when Ronald Reagan let Jimmy Carter go to Iran and pick up the hostages in 1981. Reagan had confidence in himself and wasn't threatened by anyone else being in the spotlight. It's the same Bush. Clinton however lives in fear 24/7. What a horrible way to live your life.

UPDATE: Madeleine Halfbright says the scenes portraying her are "defamatory." Careful Maddy, you're a public figure. You'd have to prove their was actual malice to make that charge stick. Why don't you give George W. a call and maybe he can teach you how to handle being defamed on a daily basis.

Broder Calls Out His Own

Though it's easy to criticize the press now that we know (though most of us have known all along) that Plamegate was a farce, we can still give David Broder a little credit for calling out his own colleagues on their dereliction of duty through the whole affair. Rove indeed deserves an apology, but he won't get it. Folks like Joe Conason still see nothing when they look through Galileo's telescope.

Maliki Takes Control Of Army

More good news from Iraq (yes, there is some). Prime Minister Maliki has taken control of the Iraqi Army from Coalition Forces. Despite a day of heavy violence and attacks, Maliki was defiant:

"This is the message I have for the terrorists: We will see that you get great punishment wherever you are. There is nothing for you but prison and
punishment," he said.

Death, Mr. Prime Minister. The only punishment for them is death.

A War On Terror Refresher

Now that Nevada is going to have the Presidential Democratic Caucas much earlier, all kinds of Clinton-wannabes are coming to the Silver State to annoy us with their tired arguments on terrorism. Mark Warner, the wonder boy from Virginia was here yesterday talking about how we're not any safer than we were 5 years ago. One reason for this, he says, is that there is a dramatic increase in radical Islam all around the world.

Here's a refresher: Five years ago, we declared war on terrorism. What does that mean? It means we called out the terrorists, we said, 'hey you bastards, come out of hiding and face us like men!' The radical Islam was always there, but like the schoolyard bully, we took our mom's advice and ignored it. Remember? 'Just ignore him, sweetie, he's probably more scared than you.' It was nonsense then and it's nonsense now. I'm so tired of this argument that we create terrorism by fighting it, and anyone that makes that argument deserves an early retirement.

9/06/2006

Accuracy Suddenly Matters

We've been subjected to "Fahrenheit 911," CBS's "The Reagan's" and a litany of Oliver Stone films, from "JFK" to "Nixon." But only now, with the impending broadcast of ABC's "The Path to 9/11" which depicted the Clinton Administration in a bad light, accuracy is an issue.

Watch Out For Mitt

I've made it clear that I'm a Giuliani man, but I really think Mitt Romney could prove to be the dark horse in the 2008 race. It would be near impossible for a northeastern Republican (who's liberal on social issues) to win the GOP nomination, but he makes up for his supposed deficiencies with his intelligence and charm. True, Giuliani is also a northeastern Republican, but his record is a little more hefty, turning around New York and all. Still, Romney continues to impress. The boys at Power Line point out his recent snubbing of Iranian stooge Khatami as he prepares to make a speech at Harvard. He does a lot of things right for a guy from Massachusetts.

UPDATE: I had forgotten Mitt's dad created American Motors Corporation. I used to drive an Eagle...great car.

Iran Sets Us Up

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you will, but I think you have to give the Iranian Mullahs a lot of credit. Today they've floated a story about how their medical researchers have supposedly reached a breakthrough in the fight against AIDS, developing a formula that controls the symptoms of the disease.

So if we were to bomb one of their nuclear facilities, what do you think the chances are that we'll be accused of having bombed an AIDS research facility? Cue the useful idiots and the next thing you know, George W. Bush ruined our one chance to cure AIDS. Makes a baby milk factory seem insignificant, eh?

9/05/2006

Mapes Report Fake But Accurate?

Classic. The report from Radar Online earlier today that Mary Mapes was going to work with Dan Rather at HDNet is being refuted by Mapes...but Radar is standing by the story!

Dogs and cats living together...MADNESS!

Culture Of Corruption Indeed

Nancy Pelosi wants to make an impeached judge the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. When she talks, I wonder if it makes sense to her?

Mapes And Rather: Together Again

Disgraced CBS producer Mary Mapes will be rejoining Dan Rather at his new gig working for Mark Cuban's HDNet channel, Radar Online is reporting. Cuban says he doesn't care about ratings. That's becoming obvious. (Hat tip: Drudge)

War On 9/11 Miniseries Continues

NewsBusters have the rundown on the continuing war from the Nutroots on the 9/11 miniseries set to air this coming Sunday and Monday on ABC. Pray Disney doesn't buckle under the pressure.

Santorum Deserves Respect

Whether he wins or loses his Senate race, Rick Santorum deserves respect, and he has earned mine. Not because he destroyed his opponent, Bob Casey, in a debate this weekend, but because he refused to run away from what he believes in and he refused to run away from the president he believes in. Santorum has guts and he has principles. We need more of that in D.C.

How Much More Proof Do We Need?

So we have a former Lebanese Prime Minister assassinated a few years ago, now the man investigating whether the Syrians had something to do with it is almost assassinated by a roadside bomb. How much more proof do we need?

9/04/2006

Bobby The Whitewash

I was at a movie today and I saw a poster for an upcoming film, "Bobby The Movie" about the last hours of the life of Bobby Kennedy. Lord help me. More hero worship for this middle Kennedy brother that was as calculating and ruthless as anyone you've ever seen in Washington, D.C. What is it about death that makes everyone a hero? RFK is quite possibly the most overrated political figure of the 20th Century, and now the baby-boomers are going to shove him down our throats one more time.

Anyway, it's apparently about the final hours before his assassination and seen through the eyes of the people around him. It's also directed by Emilo Estevez (?).

This is why about the only thing I watch anymore is cartoons and the Discovery Channel.

McCain Assassination Attempt?

Charles Johnson is reporting that one of John McCain's escort helicopters was fired on by a missile when he was visiting the Republic of Georgia last week.

The Power Of The Dark Side

James Lewis over at The American Thinker is theorizing that Colin Powell may be setting himself up to be Hillary Clinton's running mate in '08. I wouldn't put it past him.

9/03/2006

Crocodile Hunter Killed By Stingray

Just hitting the wires, the famous "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin has died. The modern-day Marlon Perkins was apparently killed by a Stingray shark while shooting an underwater documentary. Known for his unbridled enthusiasm for his work, his risk-taking with wild animals and his Australian accent, Irwin was probably the best known nature host going today. He was definitely made for TV.

Iranians Love Americans

It's one of the best kept secrets in foreign affairs: the average Iranian on the street loves Americans, and perhaps more surprisingly, he doesn't hate George W. Bush. Don Surber has the scoop.

Rush To Appear On CBS Evening News

Drudge is reporting exclusively that President Bush, former President Clinton and Walter Cronkite will appear on the first week of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, but the big land is radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh which apparently was Couric's idea. It's unclear just what these appearances are all about, whether they're interviews, or in the case of Limbaugh editorials. Remember how 60 Minutes tried editorials with Clinton and Bob Dole? Maybe they're giving that another go.

Regardless, it'll be interesting to see how Limbaugh's fans react to this. He dubs himself "America's Anchorman." Is this an example of him sleeping with the enemy, so to speak, or has he come to bury Caesar, not to praise him? As Hillary would say, Stay Tuned....

Vermont's Identity Crisis

Vermont seems to be having a problem with teenagers walking around naked. Wait a minute, I thought Vermont was a Southern State.

Hillary Floats Trial Balloon

I would have gladly blogged some more yesterday if Blogger.com ever worked consistently.

Anyway, I see that Hillary Clinton is floating a trial balloon about the possibility of not running for President and instead becoming leader of the Senate Democrats. In reality, it's not a bad idea for her. She can't win the presidency unless the GOP completely tanks and if she stays in the Senate she can take over the shadow presidency of Ted Kennedy when he Satan comes to collect on his debt. Still, I think it would eat her up inside if she didn't get the big job.

9/02/2006

EU Giving Iran A Break

In what can hardly be called a surprise, the EU wants to give Iran a little more time to decide to become liberal democrats and stop all the fussin' and a feudin'.

Cruise (Damage) Control

After being dumped by Paramount Studios for being a freak, Tom Cruise is now in full damage control and he's started by spreading word that he's apologized to Brooke Shields for his anti-depressants tirade.

Looking at the big picture, it appears that the movie studios have finally decided to rein in these out of control actors. Let's face it, these guys makes so much money that it's getting harder and harder for the public to swallow all their preaching and crying. The studios know it, so they're doing what they can to get control of the situation.

9/01/2006

Bob Beckel Shocks The World

Wow! Bob Beckel, a hard-core liberal Democrat who has worked in the party's interest for years, from RFK to Jimmy Carter and beyond, may just have ended his career during an interview on Fox News Channel. After being read today's Washington Post editorial that stated the Plame Affair was not what it seemed and the media shouldn't have listened to Joe Wilson, Beckel was asked if the whole story was overblown by Democrats and Joe Wilson is the one that outed her and is the one to blame. His answer: yes. He didn't hem or haw, he didn't qualify. He said yes, and nothing more. David Asman seemed as shocked as I am. Here's the video.

Ron Rosenbaum Becomes One Of Us

One of my favorite literary journalist, Ron Rosenbaum, now has a blog over at Pajamas Media. If you haven't read his book, Explaining Hitler, pick it up soon. It's an astonishing piece of work. I'm looking forward to reading his near-daily thoughts on all thing under the sun.

Clinton To Call On Disney To Recut 9/11 Movie

Rush Limbaugh is reporting on his radio show this morning that Bill Clinton is calling the head of the Disney Corporation, Robert Iger, in a effort to get them to either re-edit the 9/11 ministeries set to air this Sunday on ABC or to pull it all together. NRO hopes ABC won't cave, but I'm pessimistic.

Apparently, this miniseries takes the Clinton Administration to task for their dereliction of duty in fighting terrorism. Here's a review from FrontPageMag. Stay tuned...

The End Of An Affair

Washington Post: "It's unfortunate that so many people took him (Joe Wilson) seriously."

I guess in a way you have to admire the cheek of the editorial board of the Washington Post. It takes real balls for an MSM outlet to make a statement like that.

MORE: Michelle Malkin has a roundup of Blogosphere reaction.

Rumsfeld Won't Back Down

He meant every word that he said, and then some.