Archive for August, 2007

What do Deer Think?

Friday, August 31st, 2007

(Thanks, David) Ted Nugent, Rock star and an avid hunter was being interviewed by a French journalist, and the discussion came around to deer hunting. The journalist asked, “What do you think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it, “Are you my friend?” or is it, […]

Indictments for the pipe-bomb-packing “students”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Ahmed Mohamed and Yousef Megahed — Indicted on carrying explosive materials across state lines and additional charges. UPDATE: Here’s the three-page indictment as a PDF. *** Hot on the heels of yesterday’s post on the ongoing investigation of the two, pipe-bomb-packing students, Fox News reports that Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed have […]

War, Art, and Iraq

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

(Big high-five: HR) “The Art of (the Long) War” by David J. Rusin, is a articulate presentation of the War on Islamic Fascism — the best we’ve read in a while. HR notes “this article reads like a Victor Davis Hanson essay.” It’s that good. Here’s a teaser. Read the whole thing here. The West […]

Update on Pipe-Bomb-Packing Students

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Ahmed Mohamed and Yousef Megahed — Arrested in South Carolina for possessing pipe bombs (made from materials purchased at Wal-Mart. They were near the Naval Weapons Station, located in Goose Creek, South Carolina, and they claim they were driving to vacation at a North Carolina beach for Mohamed’s birthday. Both are students at the University […]

Sickening Corporate Welfare

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Yuval Levin, writing at the Corner, explains the map above of New York City: Have a look at the map of Manhattan (used recently by Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns in a speech). The red dots indicate people who live in Manhattan (and so clearly are neither hurting for money nor tilling the soil on the […]

UK Gun Crimes Soar After Gun Ban

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

File this story in the “Say It Isn’t So!” category. UK Gun Crimes Soar After Gun Ban Gun crimes in England have almost doubled since 1997, when a ban on firearms began. According to the Sunday Times of London, crimes in which guns were used numbered 4,671 in 2005-06. Also, government officials report that most […]

Hanson’s Vietnam Lesson

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Victor Davis Hanson on Bush’s statements — and subsequent reactions — on Vietnam: In all the hysteria over the Bush Vietnam evocation, people are losing their sanity. Now those in Vietnam are being dragged out and quoted by the mainstream media to prove Bush’s lunacy. But what are subjects of a police state supposed to […]

More Cartoon Hysteria

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Charles Johnson over at LGF alerts us to a new protest from the Religion of Perpetual Outrage over…hold your breath… Mohammad cartoons! He cites this Swedish article, “Iran protests over Swedish Muhammad cartoon:” Iran summoned a Swedish diplomat to its foreign ministry on Monday to protest against a cartoon in a Swedish newspaper depicting the […]

More “banned” cartoons

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Here’s your link to large format version of one of the banned “Opus” cartoons that several self-censoring, cowardly US newspapers refused to run. Michelle’s coverage is here, and she’s asking readers to name the dhimmi papers: According to Breathed’s syndicated, some 25 newspapers refused to run the strips. Let’s have the names, shall we? If […]

The Dog Days of Summer

Monday, August 27th, 2007

(Thanks, Lucianne) UPDATE: Michael Vick, ‘I Need to Grow Up’

Castro Is Finally Dead

Friday, August 24th, 2007

One of our more reliable sources claims Fidel Castro has finally died. WHIPPPPPPEEEEEE! May he burn in hell. Babalu blog has more. Let the party begin. UPDATE: Just a reminder that we’ve been teased with this news in the past, so stay tuned for more reports. Just the idea of that bastard’s death is enough […]

The “global warming” Chatty Cathy Doll

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Iain Murray at the Corner has this observation on salty oceans: “Since the late 1960s, much of the North Atlantic Ocean has become less salty, in part due to increases in fresh water runoff induced by global warming, scientists say.” —Michael Schirber, LiveScience, 29 June 2005 “The surface waters of the North Atlantic are getting […]

Richt leaves Georgia

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Former UGA head football coach, Mark Richt. The University of Georgia has announced that head football coach, Mark Richt, has tenured his resignation and is leaving the University effective immediately. According to University officials, Richt will be replaced with former Falcon’s quarterback Michael Vick who is expected to “put some fight into them Dawgs.” (Thanks, […]

Overturning the “Consensus” in One Fell Swoop

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Writing at Planet Gore, Joel Schwartz has this post highlighting new research from “Stephen Schwartz of Brookhaven National Lab” that “concludes that the Earth’s climate is only about one-third as sensitive to carbon dioxide as the IPCC assumes.” The report, to be published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, is available as a PDF here. […]

Vick jerseys going to the dogs

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

(Hat tip: tejay) At Atlanta shelter, Vick jerseys are going to the dogs: When the bright red jerseys with the bold No. 7 started arriving in the mail, staffers at the Atlanta Humane Society were a bit surprised. Today, however, about a dozen Atlanta Falcons football jerseys bearing the name and number of quarterback Michael […]

Send in the Clowns

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Police clash with a protester outside the Chateau Montebello hotel in Montebello, Quebec, August 20, 2007. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is meeting U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon for a two-day summit. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA) NAFTA Begins To Widespread Protest: However the NAFTA is not without its critics, and hundreds […]

Today’s Lesson: Government is Force

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison are victims of “government power gone wild.” The juxtaposition of the kids with the police officer watching from behind is a powerful symbol of the unlimited and arbitrary power of the government to destroy lives. It’s also a poignant reminder to never put your kids in government schools. A few […]

Global Warming Freak Shows

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Hundreds of naked people lie on a glacier in Switzerland to protest global warming. Mother Nature laughed then bombarded the high-altitude, naked swarms with ultraviolet radiation. (Article) Squatters at the “Camp for Climate Action” are “campaigning against the expansion of Heathrow and aviation in general because they believe carbon-emitting activities such as air travel contribute […]

“Sicko” Maternity Care

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Here are two stories on the wonderful maternity care available in the socialized medicine utopia’s of Canada and England. Be sure to forward this to Michael Moore and Hillary. Mark Steyn alerts us to this charming story of a Canadian woman who gave birth to quadruplets in Montana, of all places: A Canadian woman has […]

Global Warming Stupidity on the Rise

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Maybe it’s the heat, but the global warming nutters seem close to blowing their remaining sanity fuses. It’s one thing to have faith that Al Gore’s power point presentation should garner him a Nobel prize in paleoclimatology, but to blame the Minneapolis bridge collapse on global warming? Jeez. If there is a limit to absurdity, […]