I couldn't let this snark-itorial from the New York Times pass without note today. The paper attacks the 9/11 families who oppose turning Ground Zero into the Blame America monument, an issue covered closely on this blog since Debra Burlingame first spoke out about the plans in her whistleblowing Wall Street Journal op-ed last month.... Read More
Blogger Leon H. takes a hard look at Air America's latest explanation for the public funding mess involving NYC non-profits. Writes Leon: Also raising eyebrows: that bizarre summer camp compensation arrangement noted at the end of Air America's statement. Fishier and fishier. Janeane? Al? Anyone? Anyone? *** Round-ups at The Blogometer and Mark in Mexico.... Read More
Conservative radio talk show host and NRO contributor Michael Graham has been suspended from WMAL-AM without pay in Washington, D.C., for bluntly challenging Islam last week on air and this week in a column. Excerpt from his JWR piece: I take no pleasure in saying it. It pains me to think it. I could very... Read More
New developments in the continued hunt for the 7/7 terrorist bomb plotters. ITV reporting: AP account here. Notting Hill is a chic, upper-class neighborhood in West London. So much for that terrorists-as-poor-oppressed-victims meme. More at The Counterterrorism Blog. *** Update: Arrests.
Late last night, I received an e-mail from Air America's webmaster and former Howard Dean staffer, Adam Mordecai. He wrote "Some answers to your questions" and included a link to/text of a new statement from the beleaguered liberal radio network about the New York City corruption probe of alleged diverted funds from inner-city non-profit clubs... Read More
Death row inmate Scott Peterson, convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son, has sent a message to his groupies at the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty. You'll love this part of the website: Sick. Here's the address the convicted killer's fans are sharing with members: Scott Peterson V72100 San Quentin State Prison San... Read More
In response to questions from radio reporter Perry Michael Simon about New York City's corruption probe involving the alleged diversion of public funds from two non-profit clubs that benefit poor kids and seniors to Air America, the liberal radio network put out a statement yesterday. Bottom line: Don't blame us. Here's the text via Brian... Read More
Charleston (WV.) Daily Mail columnist/blogger Don Surber reports on a GOP ad campaign against Sen. Robert Byrd. *** Previous: The vulnerable Bobby Byrd The life and times of Robert "Sheets" Byrd Bobby Byrd's klan of "upstanding people"
Reckless judicial arrogance was on display in Seattle earlier today during the sentencing hearing for al Qaeda operative Ahmed Ressam, the would-be Millennium bomber. Hugh Hewitt is all over the actions and statement of Judge John Coughenour, a Reagan appointee who is an embarrassment to conservatives and an impediment to winning the War on Terror.... Read More
President Bush will address the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Bowling Green, Va., tonight as participants mourn the loss of the four adult leaders who died in a horrifying electrocution mishap on Monday. The Anchorage Daily News memorializes the fallen Scout leaders, who all hailed from Alaska. AP profiles here. Here's the riveting account of... Read More
Credit: UK Times Online/ABC News I missed this on ABC News last night, but The UK Times online followed up and Andrew Stuttaford at The Corner linked: Shocking new images have emerged of unexploded bombs, some packed around with nails, which were found in a car left behind by the July 7 London bombers. In... Read More
San Diego citizens voted overwhelmingly yesterday to protect the cross at Mount Soledad, which has been under fire by secularists. But the fight's not over yet: The Thomas More Law Center, which has been instrumental in battling the cruciphobes, has a postmortem analysis here. Smash has a message for the atheist activist trying to bring... Read More
That's the subject of my new column. Here's where I first saw the Battle Staff Directive describing the incident at Tinker Air Force base on July 14 involving three men of Middle Eastern descent reportedly aiming a rocket launcher at low-flying aircraft. I confirmed the directive with Hill Air Force Base, which put out a... Read More
*scroll down for updates* Air America is being investigated in New York for diverting federal/local funds--possibly "hundreds of thousands of dollars"--meant for inner-city kids and senior into the station's coffers. Um, why isn't the New York Times, which has spilled tons of adulatory ink on the liberal radio network, covering this scandal on its front... Read More
Quick hits: - Forbes.com has a cool Best of the Web directory up, including a blog section. Take a look. - Belated congrats to Captain Ed on hitting the 10 million mark! - Sondra K has some exclusive pictures of Abu Ghraib. - Did you visit the ladies of The Cotillion yet today? What are... Read More
Calling all plain-speaking, fad-free teachers and other battlers against bad language: Joe Williams, guest-blogging at Eduwonk, has put together a list of pet educrat words and phrases for a new drinking game: Get out your blenders and drink up! Hat tip: Kimberly Swygert, who notes her favorites: "Differentiated instruction," "Self-directed learning" and "Higher order thinking."... Read More
Maureen Dowd's tribute to her mother is a beautiful and transcendent piece of writing. Condolences to the family. Nick Kristof's powerful column taking the MSM to task for ignoring the genocide is Darfur is also a must-read. Yes, I'm feeling okay.
Weird. For some reason, Cafe Press just sent me an e-mail coupon--$5 off orders of $30 or more--on Karl Rove novelty items (mostly anti-Rove), including t-shirts, hats, buttons, and other junk. Check out the entire Rove product line here. Here's a Rove-bashing throw pillow. Here's one of the few pro-Rove buttons. The Left may be... Read More
The family of Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich accepts Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's apology, but hoped for more: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, which broke the story, runs this telling photo this morning of Knoll hogging the TV camera during SSGT Goodrich's funeral: Credit: Annie O'Neill, Post-Gazette WaPo/AP story
The city of San Diego votes today on a referendum to save the giant cross at Mount Soledad, which has long been under fire by an atheist activist. Via the San Diego Union Tribune: Smash has a spot-on satire on Cruciphobia. Check out his other local election coverage as well. *** Previous: The cross on... Read More
The New York Post is reporting that "Osama bin Laden tried to buy a massive amount of cocaine, spike it with poison and sell it in the United States, hoping to kill thousands of Americans one year after the 9/11 attacks." The plot failed "when the Colombian drug lords bin Laden approached decided it would... Read More
I just got off the phone with Sal Sirabella, Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll's chief of staff. They are in the midst of drafting a letter of apology to Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Goodrich's family, which I will post as soon as Sirabella faxes it over. Sirabella read parts of the letter on the phone,... Read More
Mark Levin asks: "Is John McCain about to do for interrogations what he did for political speech?" Sure looks like it. Be afraid. VP Dick Cheney is reportedly leading a campaign to stop the attempted micromanagement coup over Gitmo. Stay tuned...
The Left's opposition to John Roberts is getting so ridiculous (see Bench Memos, Power Line, Charmaine Yoest, The Corner, and John Cornyn's website, among others, for background), that it's almost beyond spoofing. John at Wuzzadem takes a stab--and scores.
**updating and bumping** The disgraceful conduct of Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll, who crashed a Marine's funeral and poisoned the somber event with her anti-war lecturing, continues to rock Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which broke the story over the weekend, updates today: This is not enough. Where the hell is Knoll to apologize publicly to... Read More
Joe Gandelman points to this NYTimes story today on what police departments are doing--or rather, not doing--to prevent suicide bombings on American soil. Many of the police departments mentioned in the story continue to maintain reckless sanctuary policies; other moonbat cities, like Portland, Oregon, refuse to cooperate with federal counterterrorism efforts. The Times, of course,... Read More
TV Newser asks: "Is Dan Rather leaving CBS?" and points to a Philly Inquirer article yesterday, which prompted one TV Newser e-mailer to comment: I think this prediction from a Fark photoshopper last November was more apt:
Milbloggers and e-mailers are buzzing about this story of how Pennsylvania's moonbat Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Catherine Baker Knoll, reportedly showed up uninvited at a Marine's funeral and voiced her anti-war views: The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his... Read More
You've no doubt read about the case of mistaken identity in Thursday's London tube shooting. It is an awful, awful tragedy--and one which the usual suspects will exploit to further their anti-cop, anti-gun, anti-War on Terror agenda. But London Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, of all people, gets it right this time (via BBC): Confronted with... Read More
83 dead. Who will be first to blame Bush, Blair, and Iraq? Joe Gandelman has an excellent round-up, as always, with reminders of al Qaeda's longtime targeting of Egyptian tourism. The Counterterrorism Blog also has comprehensive coverage. Andrew Cochran notes: Austin Bay: "When will George Galloway and Teddy Kennedy admit Al Qaeda is at war... Read More