Talal "Ted" Ali Chammout sure has a funny way of showing his "love" of our country - via Fresno Bee (hat tip: reader Steve): That's for sure: In March 2004, Faller said, Chammout met with a confidential witness for the government and inquired about purchasing stolen military weapons. Then in the spring of 2005, Chammout... Read More
Watch The View co-host with the second biggest mouth of the show get booed--yes, she got booed!--when she compares former SecDef Donald Rumsfeld to Hitler. Here. Maybe The View audience isn't as bad as I thought.
***update: use this address*** Col. Wade F. Dennis JTF GTMO, APO AE 09360 Bruce Kesler e-mails: Writes Gordon: Never in human history have enemy combatants been kept in conditions of safe, humane care and custody as are found here. Detainees receive quality of food, medical treatment, legal assistance, and due process better than they have... Read More
A few minutes ago, I posted an update to the Jamil Hussein story. My source just informed me that he had incorrect information. I'm removing the post. I'll update as soon as I know more. Update: Marc Danziger reports the results of his investigation.
This unintended-consequences nightmare makes my stomach turn (via the London Times): WHEN people around the world sent millions of pounds to help the stricken Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, few could have imagined that their money would end up subsidising the lashing of women in public. But militant Islamists... Read More
Presidential candidates are pumping out new books like Pez candy. But why bother hiring a ghostwriter to concoct fresh pabulum when you recycle old pabulum? That's the Hillary Clinton way. On Tuesday, she's bringing back the 10-year-old "It Takes a Village." New cover, same old Big Nanny solutions: Amanda Carpenter revisits Hillary's failed village visions.... Read More
The New York Times and Newsweek finally try to catch up with my friend and investigative blogger Brian Maloney. They fail miserably. Don't bother reading their "exclusives." Go straight to the source for the real scoops.
In all its breathless purple prose about the "new digital democracy" and the "unmediated free-for-all" on YouTube, Time magazine ignores certain citizen journalists and overlooks those who have been banned from participating for expressing unpopular views. We remember.
Crystal ball award today goes to William Beutler, who predicted Time's predictable gimmick two months ago. Any bets for next year? Odds on Obama--who's busy apologizing for his land deal with indicted Chicago influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
Hannity went last week. O'Reilly was there this week to thank the troops. MNF-I reports: In a war that has perhaps been even hotter in debates than it is on the streets of Baghdad, the one constant in the media has been “spin.” It was fitting, then, that Bill O’Reilly, host of the Fox News... Read More
***10/16 update...Marc Danziger at Armed Liberal claims there may be a "Jamail Hussein in the Yarmouk police station in Baghdad"...See-Dubya is skeptical...I have contacted CENTCOM for comment...stay tuned...*** Eason Jordan has further comment on his invitation and my acceptance: There are people on both sides of the blogosphere who think this is some kind of... Read More
The photo that moved the nation The Wreaths Across America celebration was held yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery and across the country. Thousands of volunteers participated: Every December for the past 15 years, Morrill Worcester, owner of one of the world's largest holiday wreath companies, has taken time in the midst of his busiest season... Read More
Yahoo! News is currently featuring a slideshow of Reuters pictures of the year. The gallery of 208 images includes everything from a guy submerged in tomatoes, to soccer shots, celebrity cheesecake, more celebrity cheesecake, more sports shots, the Chavez-Castro lovefest, the lady speared with a javelin, Mel Gibson's mugshot, more celebrity cheesecake, and, oh, did... Read More
Dolls only Britney could love Source: Powers Point Kirsten Powers takes on skanky dolls in the NYPost today: Read the whole depressing thing. On the upside, Holly Hobbie rag dolls are back. You can do your part to bring back modesty and buy 'em here.
You've got to see it to believe it. I guess Joy Behar thinks it's funny to suggest that Sen. Tim Johnson's stroke was "man-made." Because she can't be serious, can she? Transcript: I like Elisabeth Hasselbeck's reaction. You'll like it, too.
Didn't have the TV on this morning, but am hearing that... ...Rosie O'Donnell "apologized" for her ching-chong routine. *Update: Here's the vid.* Despite her apology, she says she will probably do it again because that's how her "braink works." ...Harry Reid has just addressed the press regarding Sen. Tim Johnson. He had visited Sen. Johnson... Read More
Maj. Megan McClung was an American Girl. She was the highest-ranking female officer killed in Iraq last week. Watch this video. You will not forget her. (More about Maj. McClung in the OC Register.) Thanks to Ken Noland for pointing us to the memorial video and to the terrific website, Digital Imagery and Video Distribution... Read More
For crying out loud: Oh, you better watch out, you better not sing... On a related note, Santa hats are causing offense in Britain: A GRUMPY prisoner has demanded a ban on warders wearing Santa hats at Christmas time. Inmate Jamie Chapman said the cheery headgear was "rubbing salt in the wound" of inmates who... Read More
Hmmm, this doesn't sound good (via NYSun's Josh Gerstein): Will there be no consequences once again for the blabbermouth media? *** Previous: Blabbermouth NYT: Help! Help! Help! Supreme Court to NYTimes: Buzz off Terrorist-tipping NYTimes wants Ruth Gin
My new travel partner? Eason Jordan reports on his new website, Iraqslogger, that his team is in Baghdad looking for Jamil Hussein. They have not found him yet--which is newsworthy in itself--and get this: He has offered to pay for me to join the search in Iraq and accompany me: Who is Jamil Hussein? Michelle... Read More
Well, this should be interesting. I'm sure bloggers will be checking in to see what defamatory statements and rumors former CNN head Eason Jordan will be posting on his new website, Iraqslogger: For the past four years there has been no shortage of news and views on Iraq and the long-running war there. What’s been... Read More
Commentary magazine features a must-read lead article by Leon Aron on troubling re-nationalization developments in Russia. Read it in light of the latest news of Russia's designs on Shell. The Wall Street Journal puts it this way: Not good.
***Update: Spokesman says it was not a stroke. Johnson underwent emergency surgery of an unknown nature last night...926am update - It's unconfirmed, but word is that U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) has suffered a stroke. First and foremost, keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. There's already a rush to calculate the... Read More
Mark Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, has an interesting article in The Chronicle of Higher Education: "How Academe Shortchanges Conservative Thinking:" The absence of conservative minds from the liberal-arts curriculum and the off-campus ignorance of them — or worse, treatment of them as hired hands — are standard features of intellectual life,... Read More
Over the weekend, I noted the arrest of illegal alien Mohammed Yusef Mullawala, of Jamaica, N.Y., who enrolled in a Smithfield tractor-trailer training school in order to obtain a commercial driver’s license and permit to haul hazardous materials. He's the guy who was in a hurry to learn how to steer a tractor-trailer, but not... Read More
First, check out this reaction to yesterday's illegal alien worker raids published in the Des Moines Register: Caption: Hector Angel, a Marshalltown business owner, states his point of view about the raid as ICE buses roll away from the plant. A natural response from open-borders zealots who've been giving the finger to immigration law for... Read More
The Hill reports that Hillary Clinton has hired a "faith guru" and that other Dem prez contenders are also rushing into the pews: Burns Strider, one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists on winning over evangelicals and other values-driven voters, will join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as she prepares to launch her 2008 presidential... Read More
Babalu Blog is hearing rumors. Pajamas Media is checking things out and reports: "Spanish Radio said to have reported Castro dead. Miami police on alert." Related: The Ileana Ros-Lehtinen flap. Meanwhile, North Korea has awarded Castro a "Labor Hero" decoration:
Don't you love farce? Eric Boehlert has a post titled "Michelle Malkin fiddles while Baghdad burns" that's making the rounds on the moonbat side of the blogosphere. Bob Owens has a takedown of the Media Matters bloviator here: In Michelle Malkin fiddles while Baghdad burns, Boehlert dishonestly addresses the continuing Associated Press scandal surrounding the... Read More
The good news: The bad news: And if there are employer sanctions, they'll be bargained down to nothing. What won't make news: 1) It'll be just a matter of days before all of the illegal aliens caught are released. And then disappear. 2) The congressional representatives in each of these states--on both sides of the... Read More
Attention, congressional staff members on both sides of the aisle: Please have your bosses read this Dean Barnett Sunni-Shia Cheat Sheet over the holidays in order to avoid another Jeff Stein gotcha moment. While you're at it, The Truth About Muhammad would make an informative gift for the clueless. Bryan Preston offers his recommended reading... Read More
Fight the power Source: NYSun The New School gave the nation's preeminent moonbat academic a rousing reception. He returned the favor by trashing the college's president, former Senator and Vietnam War veteran Bob Kerrey as a "mass murder and serial killer." Via the NYSun: Fabrication? Churchill knows plenty about that. More: Mr. Churchill also called... Read More
Getting away with it Hello, culture of corruption: A refresher on the case: The ethics complaint stems from a tape recording made by a Florida couple, who gave it to McDermott in January 1997. The tape recorded then-Speaker Gingrich, R-Ga., in a December 1996 conference call with GOP leaders regarding a separate ethics investigation of... Read More
***see update to the update below*** Keeping the tradition alive Remember Fran O'Brien's? In April, milbloggers and my friend Buzz Patterson rallied to support the restaurant in Washington, D.C. that provided free weekly steak dinners to wounded soldiers staying at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. A reader sends a brief update reported in the Washington... Read More
Michael Fumento honors two of our troops killed in Ramadi--Marine Major Megan McClung with the First Marine Division and Captain Travis Patriquin of the Army's First Armored Division. You might remember one of the striking photos Fumento took on his last embed trip: The photo was of Capt. Patriquin's desk. R.I.P. *** Patterico shares his... Read More
Taking a stand College students in the Middle East protest a world leader by shouting "Death to the dictator!" And for once, they are not talking about George W. Bush. Jim Hoft has more. Allah's got video of the brave dissidents.
Ching, chong, smackdown's on: Hoisted by her own petard for her Asian language mimickry, diva of political correctness Rosie O'Donnell is getting blasted by a Chinese-American NYC city councilman for offending minorities: A city councilman is demanding that Rosie O'Donnell be held accountable for comments she made on ABC's "The View" last week that he... Read More
Do As I Say... Kofi Annan plans to give the United States the finger in his farewell address. USA Today reports: Like Kofi Annan knows anything about remaining true to principles? He leaves behind a feckless,
Shakedown target Audrey Hudson at the Washington Times has the latest on the grievance-mongering flying imams and their attempted extortion: Allah asks: "[I]s CAIR really stupid enough to invite the PR disaster that would result from pursuing a high-profile lawsuit related to terrorism in