Archive for February, 2006

Mark Levin on Portgate

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Mark Levin’s blog is an excellent source for information concerning the UAE Port deal. As an example, check out this entry, More “Racism”?: Can you tell me why U.S. companies can sell certain technologies to Britain but not to, say, the UAE? Is it because our export-control system is racist? Or is it because the […]

Pakistani Kids Protest Prophet Cartoons

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Foxnews is reporting on a children’s rally in Karachi, Pakistan over the Muhammad cartoons. If you want to create the next generation of paranoid, reactionary, intolerant, Islamic psychopaths, then you have to start the training while they’re young and impressionable. KARACHI, Pakistan — About 5,000 children chanting “Hang those who insulted the prophet” rallied in […]

A Marine’s one-finger Salute

Monday, February 27th, 2006

From the blog PC540 comes this great picture and story of a Marine who, after being targeted by an IED, gives the enemy a one-finger salute while being treated by medics. An excerpt: Leading the fight is Gunnery Sgt Michael Burghardt, known as “Iron Mike” or just “Gunny”. He is on his third tour in […]

Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Iraq thanks US troops

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Two weeks ago, published this letter from the Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Iraq, thanking the men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Today, the New York post has an editorial, “Unfit to Print?” on the fact that this good news has gone unreported in the MSM. The Post notes, Inspiring stuff. So […]

Cartoon-newspaper wins prize

Friday, February 24th, 2006

(Hat tip: Cartoon-newspaper wins prize: Copenhagen – Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which angered the Muslim world by publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad last year, has won a Danish critical journalism award for its initiative, the jury said. Denmark’s largest daily was honoured with the Victor Prize for “having opened everyone’s eyes by showing how easy […]

Baby Noor’s foot surgery successful

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Dr. Michael T. Busch signs the cast of Iraqi Baby Noor who underwent foot surgery today in Atlanta. (PHOTO: Curtis Compton / AJC) Baby Noor’s foot surgery successful: The Iraqi infant known as Baby Noor underwent a successful surgery today to correct a deformity in her left foot. Doctor Michael Busch performed the outpatient orthopedic […]

Baby Noor having foot surgery

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Baby Noor having foot surgery: A surgeon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta plans to perform foot surgery today on Noor al-Zahra of Iraq, the 5-month-old girl brought to the United States for treatment of her spina bifida. The doctor hopes to correct a problem that has caused the toes and heel of Noor’s left foot […]

Yahoo Reverses Allah Ban

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Following-up on the Yahoo ‘allah’ ban, slashdot is reporting that Yahoo Mail has reversed the ban on ‘allah’ in usernames. The policy reversal, announced Wednesday, came too late for Linda Callahan of Ashfield, Mass., who set up a Google Gmail account after being rejected by Yahoo Mail because of the presence of “allah” in her […]

Georgia Senator Chambliss on the Port Takeover

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

(UPDATE: Read No More Business as Usual from Michelle Malkin for a summary of why the skepticism over this “deal” is justified. There’s a lot more to this story than is being reported in the MSM. I, for one, am shocked to find out that I actually wrote letters to my Senators expressing concern over […]

Is Yahoo banning Allah?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 has this story about a woman with the surname “Kallahar” who couldn’t create a Yahoo! user involving her surname which contains “allah” as a substring. Here’s what she discovered: Hello, my name is Kallahar (well, it’s an alias, but Kallahar really is a family name of an 1800’s Irish family (Ancestry of William Kallahar, […]

Stand up for Denmark!

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Stand up for Denmark! is the latest from Christopher Hitchens on the Muhammad Cartoons controversy. He makes great points about the extreme, “nauseating” hypocrisy on the part of the Danish mullah’s who stirred-up this can of worms. He also lambasts the US State department for it’s weak capitulation to the “American Muslims” who are successfully […]

American Media Self-Censorship

Monday, February 20th, 2006

For the last couple of weeks, the elite, liberal, mainstream American media have claimed the high-road over their decisions not to publish the Muhammad Cartoons; however, at least one paper finally has shown the courage to admit what the rest of us know: They are not publishing the cartoons out of fear of reprisal from […]

Iranian pastry: There’s nothing flakier. Except our president.

Monday, February 20th, 2006

That bit of inspiration comes from Cheering tidbits lighten otherwise grim week by Mark Steyn in Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times. If you didn’t read this yesterday and need a bit of pick-me-up to kick start the work week, then by all means give Steyn a read. With this one, he actually makes Ann Coulter seem mildly […]

More Drivel From America’s Worst Ex-President (oh yeah, and President)

Monday, February 20th, 2006

Fresh from bashing President Bush while in his presence and at a funeral, James Earl Carter takes time to add his worthless comments to the recent Palestinian election of Hamas, the terror group whose avowed goal is the destruction of Israel. Let’s see what Jimmy has to say, starting with the title: Don’t Punish the […]

Why I Published Those Cartoons

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

That’s the title of an op-ed piece in today’s Washington Post by Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Mr. Rose repeats much of what he has said before, but it’s nice to see in a concise and written form. He makes several important points: We have a tradition of satire when […]

Baby Noor won’t need bladder surgery

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

Baby Noor (photo: Curtis Compton/AJC) Baby Noor won’t need bladder surgery: Doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta said Friday that Noor al-Zahra, the Iraqi baby rescued by soldiers of a Gainesville-based infantry unit, will not require bladder surgery and remains in good condition. Noor, however, will need catherization from time to time, although that can […]

Cleric: $1 Million to Kill Cartoonist

Friday, February 17th, 2006

(Hat tip: Yahoo has this story, Cleric: $1 Million to Kill Cartoonist, in the continuing saga of the Muhammad cartoons. From the article: A Pakistani cleric announced Friday a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street protests and Denmark temporarily closed its embassy and advised its […]

Oppose the UAE Port takeover!

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Have you heard about the Bush Administration’s desire to turn six, US east-cost ports over to a state-sponsored company of the United Arab Emirates? This is the same country that is a bit too friendly with the likes of al-Qaeda! Michelle Malkin is all over the story with the following reports: Stop the Port Sellout! […]


Thursday, February 16th, 2006

Ann Coulter is at it again, this time with MUSLIM BITES DOG in which she points out that, with respect to the Muhammad cartoon violence, “So it’s not exactly a scoop that Muslims are engaging in violence. A front-page story would be ‘Offended Muslims Remain Calm’.” Heh. Coulter also points out that Syrian complicity in […]

The Free Press Has Surrendered to Islamic Fanatics

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

(Cartoon courtesy of Former New York City Mayor, Ed Koch, in this excellent essay, The Free Press Has Surrendered to Islamic Fanatics, hi-lights a recent CNN interview of Bill Bennett by Wolf Blitzer on US press non-reaction to the Muhammad cartoons: At that point, Blitzer interjected, saying to Bennett, “You can understand, Bill, that […]