Archive for November, 2006

You can’t Censor Away Incompetence

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

(Hat tip: Our friend, George P. Burdell) Here’s a story that is fooling exactly…no one. The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that the principal of Hillsborough High School censored an article in the student paper in order to protect his poor, delicate students’ self-esteem. There’s only one problem: the principal is full of bullshit and […]

To hell with Iran and Syria

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

National Review’s Rich Lowry has this piece today, “Bush Adrift,” on whether President Bush is actually functioning as commander-in-chief. Lowry also addresses the “grand idea” of the upcoming Baker-Hamilton Study Group report: If press reports are to be believed, the grand idea of the Baker-Hamilton Group is start a regional dialogue including Iran and Syria. […]

National Lampoon’s Muslim Vacation

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

This picture and caption is from yesterday’s Lucianne blog. They have some great stuff, and if you haven’t checked them out yet then click here. Dear Mom: I’m third from the left…I think

Pelosi and “The Great Slackening”

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Alcee L. Hastings — Impeached Judge. Proud Florida Congressman. Pelosi and CBC hero. Before the election, we agreed with HR (see “The Perils of Representation”) on the likelihood that radical, way-out-of-the-mainstream leftists from entrenched, minority districts were positioned to take key House committee leads. Specifically, John Conyers, Charlie Rangel, and most alarmingly, Alcee Hastings were […]

Egypt arrests another blog critic

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

(Hat tip: Bloggers are at the centre of Egyptian political activism From the BBC, “Egypt arrests another blog critic”: Rami Siyam, who blogs under the name of Ayyoub, was detained along with three friends after leaving the house of a fellow blogger late at night. No reasons have been given for Mr Siyam’s detention. […]

Hitchens on James Baker

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Writing in, Christopher Hitchens has this essay, “Look Who’s Cutting and Running Now” in which he argues that “James Baker is the last guy we should listen to about Iraq.” Taken together with the dismissal of Donald Rumsfeld, the nomination of Robert Gates, and the holy awe with which the findings of the Iraq […]

Update on university Mobocracies

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Here’s a rundown on the latest nonsense infesting post-modern, leftist, American universities. The anarchists and Marxist kids and profs at these re-education centers are hell-bent on destroying the First Amendment protections of free speech and expression, and they are succeeding on their commune-campuses. Michelle Malkin has an update from the recent riot at Columbia University […]

Chuck the Schmuck, McCain the Pain

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Check out Hugh Hewitt’s post, “The Gang of 14’s Legacy: John McCain’s Burden”, on how McCain’s Gang of 14 destroyed the opportunity to right a wrong that united all Republicans. With any luck, McCain destroyed his chances at the Presidency as well. Hewitt also notes how, thanks to McCain, leftists like Chuck “the Schmuck” Schumer […]

Democrats’ election theft warrants an investigation

Friday, November 17th, 2006

This letter appears in today’s Athens Banner-Herald. Good job, Claude! OK, I’ve waited for more than a week now and haven’t heard anything, so it’s time to ask: I was told repeatedly the Republicans stole the 2000, 2002, and 2004 elections. So why didn’t they steal the elections of 2006? I was told repeatedly that […]

MSM Dependents

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Independents head to polls Politically, are you one of the infamous, elusive, free-spirit Independents? Do you even know? As a benefit to our readers, here’s a simple quiz to determine if you are a member of the hip, bohemian, free-thinking independents. Is “60 Minutes” one of you favorite TV shows? Do you believe that the […]

National Review editors get it

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Last week we wrote about the inevitability of amnesty under Bush and the democratic congress in “Amnesty America.” We noted that several, prominent political analysts understand this, and today’s editorial by the National Review editors indicates that they get it is as well. The first part of the editorial debunks the myth that opposition to […]

“Do As I Say (Not As I Do)”

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the audio of the interview from the Rush Limbaugh show. “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy” Today on the Rush Limbaugh show, guest host Roger Hedgecock has an interview with author Peter Schweizer on his book, “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): […]

Awww…poor Murtha

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Today’s “Three Stooges” of the House Well, the House Dems have elected Steyn Hoyer over John Murtha by a vote of 149-86 for Majority Leader. This is widely seen as a rebuke or setback for Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had lobbied hard for Murtha. We were pulling for Murtha: as the face of the Moonbat, […]

The Return of the Geezer

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

(Hat tip: Lucianne. The picture of Robert Byrd and hilarious caption from today’s Lucianne. Good job guys!) “Senator Robert C. Byrd, Majority Whip: Another face of youthful, vibrant, forward looking majority party” Have you noticed the ascent of the geezers in both the Republican and Democrat parties of late? On the Republicans side, we have […]

Republicans: assuming the position

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

(Hat tip: Michelle) Mel’s new friend Count me in with the “grumblers”: “Some grumble over choice of Martinez to head GOP” The right-leaning Washington Times on Tuesday said conservatives were comparing Martinez’s appointment to that of Harriet Miers’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court — a move that the White House reversed after a torrent […]

We are all Spaniards now

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Don’t miss Mark Steyn’s latest, “U.S. must prove it’s a staying power”, at the Chicago Sun-Times. With his characteristic sting, Steyn alerts us to the real effects of cutting-and-running from Iraq. The jihad crowd know that. So instead they employed a craftier strategy. Their view of America is roughly that of the British historian Niall […]

Al Qaeda gloats over U.S. election

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

(Hat tip: powerline) Check out this article in today’s Washington Times, “Al Qaeda gloats over U.S. election” BAGHDAD — The head of al Qaeda’s Iraq operations yesterday gloated in a new audio tape over the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and praised U.S. voters for punishing President Bush and the Republicans in Tuesday’s […]

Amnesty America

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

*** Scroll for Updates *** From the Houston Chronicle: On Wednesday, President Bush identified immigration as an area in which he’d work with Democrats. And in comments directed to congressional conservatives who stymied his push for a guest-worker plan, Bush noted that strides have been made on border security. “I would hope we can get […]

The Only Issue This Election Day

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Rush Limbaugh is talking today about Orson Scott Card’s essay, “The Only Issue This Election Day”, published yesterday in Real Clear Politics. Wow. Don’t miss it. A science fiction writer, and former Democrat, Card correctly identifies the War on Terror as the central, critical issue of this election and our time. As Card writes, “But […]

The new voter fraud

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Today’s article by Thomas Sowell, “The new voter fraud”, addresses the coherency of the Democratic Party and how the election of so-called “moderates” in that party will lead to putting radicals like Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry in positions of great power. HR made a similar observation here. Sowell starts with this observation […]