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Hollaback girl.
I noted the Muslim student protest of US pop star Gwen Stefani's scheduled Malaysia concert earlier this month. Well, the concert went off without a hitch today. As promised, Stefani behaved nicely for the Islamo-enforcers and covered herself according to the dictates of sharia law: Gwen Stefani was a good girl, just like she promised.... Read More
Slamming sanctuary.
But, you know, it's "irrelevant" how he got here, why and how he was allowed to stay, and why it's so damned hard for the feds to figure out what exactly his immigration status is: Meanwhile, fellow suspect Rodolfo Godinez is fighting extradition. His
Talking smack.
Drudge is headlining the Chicago Sun-Times article about Michelle Obama's latest comments on clean houses: Go ahead and weigh in: Was Mrs. Obama dissing Mrs. Rodham Clinton or not?
Longtime readers are familiar with the brilliant work of Diana West. She has been a guest-blogger here and I frequently link her trenchant Washington Times columns. Today, her first book debuts: "The Death of the Grown-up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization." I was delighted to read the manuscript and provide an... Read More
Ferry-watching.
Take a close look: Readers in the Pacific Northwest alerted me to a highly unusual FBI bulletin. Via King5-TV: Isolated incident? "Racial profiling?" Unfounded paranoia? Only if you haven't been paying attention. Recall the Seattle Times investigation from 2004 on reports on jihadi probing of the ferry system: Groups of men, including one tied to... Read More
"Boundaries education."
It's over. A judge dismissed charges today in the insane case of two boys in Oregon charged with multiple counts of felony sexual abuse, banned from school and forbidden any contact with their friends after being accused of swatting the behinds of fellow classmates. Seems to me that the individuals
Immigration in the No-Spin Zone.
I'll be doing the usual Monday Factor segment with O'Reilly and Kirsten Powers. We're scheduled for the first two blocks to talk about Elvira Arellano, sanctuary cities and crime, Nas and VTech, and the Democrat debate yesterday. Tune in at 8pm Eastern.
Tuning out whine and cheese.
Brian Maloney reported last week on the failure of Jane Fonda's femtalk radio network. Apparently, the women who promised to empower their sisters on the airwaves are now set to stiff their own employees. Wimmin oppressing wimmin. How...liberating! Carrie Lukas has more in today's NYPost on what women do and don't want to hear: Plenty... Read More
1-800-B-U-S-H-B-A-S-H-E-R-S. What would you have sent?
Remember the fair, objective journalists at the Seattle Times who cheered Karl Rove's resignation? Via the Media Blog and HA Headlines, here's news in Howard Kurtz's WaPo column of Rove's farewell gift: I think a basket of pacifiers would have been more appropriate. How about you?
Picture worth a thousand words.
Check this out. The Counterterrorism Blog's coverage of the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas has been must-read. Aaron Maanes follows up on CAIR's gambit to be removed as an unindicted co-conspirator: If CAIR et al succeed in setting a precedent by removing themselves from this list (rather than simply increasing the threshold for public... Read More
Yoo-hoo. Anybody home?
In addition to the questions Peter Beinart should have been asked, here are more questions from Richard Miniter of Pajamas Media, who looks at how TNR got fooled: So many questions. Any answers?
Deportation evader finally arrested. But where does she go from here? Update: Booking photo added.
Update 11:15pm Eastern 8/20. The open-borders movement carries on. Planning for a new massive, pro-amnesty demonstration in Washington on Sept. 12 is underway--and Arellano's supporters are pushing Sen. Barack Obama to sponsor a private bill to give a humanitarian visa to the deportation evader: Update 3:02pm Eastern 8/20. Protests in Chicago. WCBS2:
There have been more arrests in the Newark execution murders. Guess where they were headed? Geraldo thinks it's "irrelevant." Law enforcement officials, fortunately, took the suspects' criminal alien status quite seriously: Re. Godinez's immigration history: Immigration and Customs Enforcement records indicated Godinez may also be in the country illegally. Rodolfo Antonio Godinez Gomez entered the... Read More
Kathryn Lopez to Ellen Goodman:
Henchmen for Saddam.
They're lucky they weren't charged with treason. Via the Houston Chronicle: Houston oilman David Chalmers, accused of funneling illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's regime at at time when Iraq was the target of strict economic sanctions, pleaded guilty today to a conspiracy charge. Chalmers' business associate at Houston-based BayOil, Ludmil Dionissiev, pleaded guilty to one... Read More
I'm off tonight from the usual summer Friday guest-hosting duties. (They'll be airing a 1/2 Hour News Hour special 1/2 of a Factor with John Kasich and a "Body Language" marathon following that.) My kids are thrilled because it means I'll be with them for the biggest cable TV event of the summer at 8pm.... Read More
"Stop Islamisation of Europe."
Gates of Vienna reports on a protest in front of the Belgian embassy in Copenhagen tonight, objecting to the Mayor’s denial of a permit for a "Stop Islamisation of Europe" demonstration. Paul Belien at Brussels Journal points to some protest double standards. Pro-sharia, yes. Anti-sharia, no. More from Steen. And the battle continues.
Border security, homeland security.
Gov. Mitt Romney had a few minutes to chat with me about immigration and national security. Check out the interview at Hot Air. I'll put up a full transcript with more commentary here in a bit, so check back later. Here's part one of the interview. Click over to HA for part two. (Each segment... Read More
Things that make you go "Hmmm."
Varifrank highlights a mortgage fraud story with national security implications: Ahmad also faces money-laundering charges. Here's the eyebrow-raiser: Investigators have been unable to determine the exact losses to lenders, but said bank statements from just one three-year period showed Ahmad deposited $8.6 million from escrow closings. The FBI beli
More open-borders bullcrap from Fonzie Rivera.
Here's Geraldo Rivera on Fox and Friends this morning responding to my comments yesterday about his open-borders bullcrap (thanks to AllahPundit for the vid and heads-up): Geraldo says he "cringes" whenever I'm on Fox. I'll tell you exactly why. It's not because of any principled objection he has to the arguments I've made in my... Read More
Report: There's a bidding war over Marcus Luttrell's "Lone Survivor."
Tons of you are reading "Lone Survivor," the NYTimes best-seller I've spotlighted here and here. Now, there's this incredible news from Hollywood gossip columnist Nikki Finke. Tinseltown wants to make a movie out of the book: Hey, it's about damned time.
Welcome to John Edwards' America, a land where Democrat presidential candidates demonize the businesses that made them rich. Via the WSJ today, a fresh look at silky hypocrisy. Headline: "Edwards, Foreclosure Critic, Has Investing Tie to Subprime Lenders:" As a presidential candidate, Democrat John Edwards has regularly attacked subprime lenders, particularly those that have filed... Read More
Planned Parenthood gives Manhattan Mini-Storage's wire hanger billboard two thumbs up: "Fabulous."
In March, New York city readers called my attention to these Bush-deranged billboards by left-wing storage company, Manhattan Mini-Storage: Well, they're baaaack. And now the Manhattan company has really crossed the line: Truly. Tasteless. LifeNews.com reports: A good business advertising plan normally involves commercials that get the public's attention but shy away from controversy. Yet,... Read More
Your tax dollars at work!
Three Your Black Muslim Bakery staffers will be in court today on separate matters: Devaughndre Broussard was set to enter a plea in the murder of veteran black journalist Chauncey Bailey, who was investigating the bakery. Yusuf Bey the fourth and his brother, Joshua, are also due in court, where they're charged in a separate... Read More
The fate of Abdulla al-Mujahir.
Update: Guilty on all counts. The charges: Count 1 - Conspiracy to Murder, Kidnap, and Maim Persons in a Foreign Country as part of a conspiracy to advance violent jihad Count 2 - Conspiracy to Provide Material Support for Terrorists Count 3 - Material Support for Terrorists Counts 4 and 5 are against Hassoun for... Read More
Scott Thomas Beauchamp and the Left.
When last we revisited the Scott Thomas Beauchamp saga one week ago today, questions lingered about Colonel Quotey McQuoterton and Bob Owens had exposed hidden expert Doug Coffey. In the meantime, Bill Roggio received word from the Army's Col. Steve Boylan that TNR's claims of being stonewalled were flatly untrue: The response from TNR? As... Read More
Morning media appearance. Plus: radio with Laura Ingraham. Video link added. Audio link added.
Update: Video here. And here's the audio of my appearance with Laura. *** I'll be on Fox and Friends at approx. 8:40am today to talk about my column on sanctuary cities and criminal illegal aliens and related matters. As longtime readers know, I am not a morning person. Downing a tall caramel macchiato right now,... Read More
Humberto Fontova writes today at Frontpage: "Moral." Cuban exiles watch, wait, and pray for a change of leadership back home, reports VOA. And
Bull-ets.
2006 was the Year of Cloned Smoke, Green Helmet Guy, Flat Fatima, and Pieta Man. 2007 has brought us the ascendancy of Islamic Rage Boy and now...Magic Bullet Lady: Caption: AFP/Yahoo!News Caption: Tuesday August 14, 2007: An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid... Read More
Interview with the rapping Marine.
First, watch this if you haven't seen it already: Now, via Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive, here's your awesomeness of the day: Here's Jimbo's interview with SSG Dean, who wrote the rap for his grandmother. Enjoy. Andy Denton has another version of the rap.
Women, bloggers, MSM gatekeeper arrogance, and open-source journalism.
Last week, Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman trotted out the old "Blogosphere=Boys' Club" meme. I didn't bother linking or commenting, because all the whining from feminists about sexist male bloggers is just so old and boring. But there was one paragraph that piqued my interest. Goodman wrote: I was curious about the spreadsheet whose results... Read More
Let's have a conversation about it, shall we?
IBD wonders about Hillary Clinton's secrets: The Los Angeles Times reports that calendars, memos and reams of other records from the office of the first lady in the Clinton administration will stay off-limits to public scrutiny until after the 2008 presidential election, according to federal archivists at the Clinton presidential library. While former President Bill... Read More
What liberal media?
As a former Seattle Times employee, I'm only surprised that they didn't dance on the table as well. David Postman blogs: Wonder who that was?
Who's vandalizing Wikipedia?
The hot new site of the week is this Wikipedia edit scanner, invented by Caltech graduate student Virgil Griffith, which searches the list of edits at Wikipedia and ties them to known IP addresses of groups and organizations. Yes, you can now identify and track Wiki vandals at, say, the NYTimes or Al Jazeera. Very... Read More
Sending embeds to the front.
Blogger Bill Ardolino is going back to Fallujah for two weeks on August 30. He did some fantastic reporting and posts a new video he shot back in January: You can watch another clip here. Ardolino writes: "Some of my coverage will focus on the state of the Iraqi Police (IP) and the US Police... Read More
Update: Rudy-come-lately, Rudy the Flip-Flopper. Update: So, what does Michael Chertoff plan to do about this? Chicago Tribune: Elvira Arellano, the illegal Mexican immigrant who has avoided deportation for a year by taking refuge inside a Humboldt Park church, plans to leave her sanctuary next month to participate in an immigration march in Washington, according... Read More
Help find this thug caught on videotape beating a bed-ridden, 90-year-old patient.
Your help is needed. A woman I know and work with is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a fugitive health care worker who beat her 90-year-old father in his bed. First, some details from WJZ-TV in Baltimore: Here is Olouch's picture:
Meet Chingo Bling.
Reader R.L. took a photo of an obnoxious billboard in Houston on the loop 610 highway and asked me to find out what it was all about. Look: Well, the Myspace page advertised on the sign belongs to one "Chingo Bling." He is promoting the release of his latest album this week defiantly titled, "They... Read More
Facing jail for "party boy" dancing.
A few weeks ago, Mark Steyn wrote about the insane case of two boys in Oregon charged with multiple counts of felony sexual abuse, banned from school and forbidden any contact with their friends after being accused of swatting the behinds of fellow classmates. Well, there's an update. Via Orbusmax, the harassment charges have been... Read More
If you thought Hillary Clinton's health care takeover plan was bad, wait 'til you see what she has in store for the housing sector. As always with the Clintons, the market is the problem and Big Nanny (and Big Fannie and Big Freddie) are the solution. Last week, she unveiled her "four-point plan" to protect... Read More
They claimed to have dropped the John Does from their discrimination lawsuit. The Becket Fund challenges them to do what...
The non-profit Becket Fund is putting pressure on the flying imams to drop John Doe whistleblowers from their discrimination lawsuit. Contrary to MSM reports (the Associated Press reported "Imams not suing flight passengers"), the citizen John Does are not off the hook. The Becket Fund has filed an amicus brief urging the court to dismiss... Read More
Admissions...and denial.
Well, well, well: This comes after Ujaama was apprehended at a mosque in Belize with a fake Mexican passport: The new charges are a stark turnaround for Ujaama, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to a lesser charge of conspiring to aid the outlaw Taliban government in Afghanistan in the late 1990s. Federal officials have called... Read More
Interesting development in a civil suit that should be getting more attention: Five reporters must reveal their government sources for stories they wrote about Steven J. Hatfill and investigators' suspicions that the former Army scientist was behind the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, a federal judge ruled yesterday. The decision from U.S. District Judge Reggie... Read More
Stifling the sound of freedom.
Update: Vote was 2-1 to table the anti-Blue Angels resolution (hat tip - Gus). KCBS reports: Here's the resolution. It'll come up again, I'm sure. *** I last chronicled one moonbat politician's war on the Blue Angels in San Francisco in June. Well, folks, he's
Catch and release = More dead bodies.
On Friday, former prosecutor Remi Spencer and I discussed the arrest of illegal alien Jose Carranza in the brutal murders of three young Newark students and the attemped murder of a fourth. I reported on the discovery of a fingerprint found on a liquor bottle in the schoolyard where the murders took place...and questioned how... Read More
Standing up for the West.
Our friend and Hot Air colleague Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch, public enemy number one of CAIR, has a hot new book out: Religion of Peace? Why Christianity is and Islam Isn’t. If you buy just one more book the rest of this summer, make it this one. We have an interview up a HA.... Read More
"Gesture of good will." More: The released hostages are Kim Gina, 32, and Kim Kyung-ja, 37, ministry spokesman Cho...
Just in: The Taliban monsters are patting themselves on the back for their "gesture of good will." Now, they want their reward: "We are expecting the Korean people and government to force the Kabul administration and the U.S. to take a step toward releasing Taliban prisoners," Ahmadi said by telephone from an undisclosed location." Appeasement... Read More
Do as I say.
Ah, Silky Pony. He's the gift that keeps on giving. According to Politico, naughty John Edwards wasn't telling us the whole truth about where all his Dirty Filthy Fox News Funds for his coffee table book, "Home," went: Every dime, huh? "Every dime of the money they gave to me has gone to charity," Edwards... Read More
C-H-U-T-Z-P-A-H.
Classic. Even when the NYTimes admits its faults, the Internet gets blamed. Public Editor Clark Hoyt writes about the massive amount of misspellings that the Old Gray Lady sees fit to print: The fact is, The New York Times misspells names at a ferocious rate — famous names, obscure names, names of the dead in... Read More
Update 4pm Eastern. Radar talks to Fred Thompson rep Mark Corallo, who seems to shoot down rumors of a Rove jump to the campaign. Update: Video highlights and a parting shot. Update: Press conference at 11:35am. Update: 11:25am Eastern. The President is talking about Rove's family "making huge sacrifices. We're going to be friends for... Read More
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