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Update 7:50pm Eastern 9/22. Video: Yes, says Columbia official John Coatsworth, we'd invite Hitler. Because, of course, as I linked to yesterday, they already did. Transcript of Dean John Coatsworth's comments on Fox News: Reason number 9,991 not to send your kid to Columbia University. Update 1:23pm Eastern 9/22. Bill Kristol calls for a boycott.... Read More
Bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble: Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports: Israel's decision to attack Syria on Sept. 6, bombing a suspected nuclear site set up in apparent collaboration with North Korea, came after Israel shared intelligence with President Bush
An amazing professor's last lecture.
Your Friday morning inspiration. Bring an extra box of Kleenex. (Hat tip - Scott at Power Line.) Here is Professor Pausch's webpage. More.
Update: The latest news development... No bail for 'Jena Six' teen...via AP: *** I've had a few irate liberal readers asking why I haven't written about the Jena Six. For one thing, the MSM is covering it wall to wall. I like to cover stories that aren't getting coverage. The Jena Six case is everywhere.... Read More
Stifling dissent.
Over the past couple of weeks, I've blogged about the Left's smear campaign against Washington state Democrat Rep. Brian Baird, who initially voted against the war in Iraq but now opposes precipitous withdrawal after visiting the troops there in the summer. See here and here. See also this anti-Baird video attack ad from that... Read More
A-keep away from-a Runaround Hsu.
Update: The full criminal complaint and analysis over at HA. There's more to come. *** Yes, I actually persuaded Bryan Preston to do his best Dion impression for our new Runaround Hsu video. All I had to do was chime in during the scat interludes. Feel like singing along? Lyrics here. Watch and share here:... Read More
Bought and owned.
Here's your list of the 25 Democrats who voted against Sen. John Cornyn's resolution expressing support for Gen. David Petraeus in the face of that despicable smear ad. Like has said, they bought it, they own it: Akaka (D-HI) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Byrd (D-WV) Clinton (D-NY) Dodd (D-CT) Durbin (D-IL)... Read More
Turning off an open-borders magnet.
Here's the latest. Numbers USA says the Senate "will resume consideration of H.R. 1585, the Defense Department authorization bill for fiscal year 2008, at 10:30 a.m" today... The Senate switchboard number again is 202-224-3121. reports a tsunami of faxes flooding the Capitol in opposition to the DREAM Act. John Hawkins gathers intel from a... Read More
Update: The Hsu falls in NY.... WSJ has more details on Source Financing. *** The Wall Street Journal continues to dig into Democrat funny money. They identify a Clinton donor who says her political contribution was reimbursed by her husband's boss, a fund-raising bundler for the candidate: When Hillary Rodham Clinton held an intimate fund-raising... Read More
President Bush to make a "personnel announcement."
Update 1047am Eastern: The president is holding a wide-ranging press conference. He's addresing the S-CHIP legislation right now. You can watch it live at the White House webcast: I'm not going to be able to liveblog the whole thing. Leave any noteworthy exchanges in comments if you happen to be watching. Will be interesting... Read More
"Come to Jihad."
The audio-visual production team at al Qaeda Central is working overtime: Laura Mansfield's got the Zawahiri vid. It's more than an hour long. She writes: Th
All-points bulletin.
Update 9:30pm Eastern 9/20. Dogging Mahmoud, via WCBS: Still waiting. Update: 7:35pm Eastern 9/20. Columbia goes back and forth and back and forth on whether to cancel the Iranian nutjob's appearance. Get me a Dramamine. Update 5:20pm Eastern 9/20. The nutjob tells his friends at 60 Minutes that he is
Viva multiculturalism!
Open-borders insanity. Via Orbusmax, the Oregonian reports that American public schools are taking directions and materials from the Mexican government to teach immigrant student math, science, and US history in Spanish. Really: It's quite a little industry: In Washington, nearly 30 schools have already implemented Mexico's curriculum into the classrooms. Yakima School District was among... Read More
Fake and litigious: The $70 million suit.
Update: Via TVNewser, CBS responds... "These complaints are old news and this lawsuit is without merit." Rather will dredge up his bygones on the Larry King Live show tomorrow. Charles at LGF takes you down animated memory lane. Let's see that on CNN. *** Yes, my friends, Gunga Dan is suing Viacom and CBS for... Read More
Insane. Plus: Vote on Ahmadinejad's itinerary.
Update: Wow. I was just joking about the campus visit in my poll. And now this: I'm sure he'll get a warmer welcome than Columbia gave the Minutemen. Update: Request denied. Oh, holy hell. The NYSun reports: In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in discussions to escort the Iranian... Read More
Jim Hoft's got a round-up. Stand by for more... Wire report:
The rest of the story.
Update: Heh. Here it is...the police report detailing goofball University of Florida student Andrew Meyer's taser stunt during John Kerry's visit (thanks to Tyler Antar). I've redacted Meyer's personal information from the first two pages. My sources were right all along about this putz being a professional taunter and publicity-seeker. Take away: "Meyer was laughing... Read More
Contrary to tongue-tied Sally's incoherent Primetime Emmy Awards diatribe, childbearing and childrearing experiences do...
Update: Another mother Sally Field doesn't speak for: Ginger Gilbert, wife of downed pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who blasted the media and morale-undermining anti-war forces for using al Qaeda video of her husband's desecrated body "as a political catalyst to generate anti-war sentiment." Update: Patricia Heaton, on the other hand, does speak for me. Blundering... Read More
Call now. Call tomorrow. Keep calling.
Update 3:45pm Eastern 9/19. I've heard conflicting reports from readers who contacted Sen. John Cornyn's office about the DREAM shamnesty. Haven't heard back directly from his staff myself, but my friend Ragnar at the Jawa Report says he was told Cornyn is opposed to "all immigration-related amendments to the appropriations bill, including the DREAM act."... Read More
Going down.
Update: Charges dropped against another Haditha Marine *** The troop-smearer can't hide from Jason Mattera of Young America's Foundation, teaming up with Hot Air TV, who asks the Democrat congressman whether he will apologize to the exonerated Haditha Marines: You can just hear Rep. John Murtha's relief as the elevator doors close. Note, also, how... Read More
"You do realize that Malkin is a C.F.R member made to be a puppet for the Globalist agenda right?" That's one of the reactions over at YouTube to our simple video of the weekly Friday gathering at Walter Reed to show support for wounded troops. Who are the haters? Enjoy the vid. It's a great... Read More
Hot air.
Oh, mega-crikey: *** Related: Via USAToday, "U.S. judge kills Calif. suit citing car makers for global warming:" In a rebuff to Attorney General Jerry Brown, a former California governor, U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins ruled it would be impossible to gauge automakers' responsibility for climate change in the
"Preemptive surrender."
My expectations of the Bush administration are so low now, it's hard to get worked up anymore when the White House abandons conservatives in its futile quest to appease Democrats. But I am moved to agree with Paul Mirengoff of Powerline that the decision to pass up Ted Olson for Attorney General in favor of... Read More
Morning must-read.
Analysis you won't find in the MSM of one of the most important jihad trials of the year. More on the Muslim Brotherhood's plans to sezie the US.
Criminal friend of the Clintons...and Silky Pony.
William Lerach. Does the name ring a bell? He was a deep-pocketed plaintiff lawyer who cozied up to the Clintons and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats. And he got his money's worth. Left-wing magazine Mother Jones recounted more than a decade ago: Attendees at a private White House dinner on December 15... Read More
"What did I do?"
Update 7:30am Eastern 9/19. Just like my sources said yesterday, Meyer is a publicity-seeking stunt boy: Putz. Andrew Meyer, Taser Provocateur: Don't taze me, bro Update 830pm Eastern. The mugshot in case you haven't seen it: I'm sure it'll be printed on "FREE ANDREW MEYER" t-shirts and sold right next to the "FREE MUMIA" hoodies... Read More
Plus your quote of the day: "There's a lot of anger out there," [Democrat Rep. John] Murtha told reporters Monday at the...
Who's playing politics with the war? You tell me: The Democrat White Flag strategy is to punish the troops just when the counterinsurgency/surge measures are showing signs of success: No matter: In February, Bush requested $147 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in budget year 2008, which begins Oct. 1. As early as... Read More
Whitewash: "We didn’t want this to become more than it is."
They don't call it Dearbornistan for nothing. From the Press and Guide: Charles Johnson calls it
We brought you our video report on the defaced Vietnam Veterans War memorial last week. Now, the Park Police confirm this afternoon: The unidentified substance that was found splashed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earlier this month was the result of vandalism, the U.S. Park Police said today. Sgt. Robert Lachance, a spokesman for the... Read More
"They are making this up to make him look bad."
The Tampa Tribune discloses more eyebrow-raising details about the Goose Creek boys who said they were just on their way to the beach with harmless firecrackers (hat tip - William A.). I mentioned the do-it-yourself detonator video last week. The Tampa paper notes that it was posted to--where else?--YouTube: Also found: Jihadi images and footage... Read More
Welcome to George Soros's America.
Today has been declared "Truth in Recruiting Day" by the far Left group, Iraq Veterans Against the War. You won't be surprised to learn that the group that promotes fraudulent veterans is organizing a fraud campaign to interfere with military recruiters. Take a look: HELP END THE WAR! BEFRIEND A RECRUITER! Recruitment is essential for... Read More
O.J. Overkill.
O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J.O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J. O.J.... Read More
The "consensus" attorney general candidate to appease Chuck Schumer and Nan Aron.
12:00pm Eastern. From Sen. John Cornyn's office... *** President Bush is introducing his attorney general nominee in just a few minutes. Update: Bush urges lawmakers to approve Mukasey "quickly." He's got some worrisome left-wing supporters (or rather, non-opposers), including Charles Schumer and Nan Aron. Here's the always candid Mark Levin's take: There was a candidate... Read More
What happened in Vegas...
Do you know the way to Mandalay? "Hill bill footed by Hsu" Gotta love the New York Post's headline writers. Thankfully, what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas: Lovely details from the
Long-faced Sally.
...they'd blubber like this. *** The Left cries "censorship."
Night of the walking amnesty.
Tell your senator: Vote NO on Senate Amendment 2237 Exactly one week ago, I warned about the return of the DREAM Act, which would confer special tuition benefits on illegal alien students despite federal prohibitions on such special treatment. It was September 11 and no one was paying attention, I guess. Well, now bipartisan open-borders... Read More
Sunday meditation.
Your Sunday meditation. Read the whole thing. Bring a box of Kleenex: "An Unforgettable Reunion."
Update: Check out our video highlights of Them. Update: Gee, which side do you think the protester charged with felony possession of an incendiary device was on...Us or Them? Via ABC News (hat tip - bpmonaco): "Thousands of anti-war protesters holding black and yellow signs saying "End the War" filled the park in front of... Read More
"Surrender is not a word in our vocabulary."
Update 5:45pm Eastern. Here's the AP's dispatch mentioning some of the arrests of demonstrators who jumped the fence at the base of the Capitol. We were up the steps in the middle of the crazies who started barking "Fascism!" when the police took away the fence-jumpers. Update 5:00pm Eastern. Well, they came, they spewed, they... Read More
The Eagles joined Free members at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for the weekly Friday "Freep" tonight to show support for the troops. Bryan Preston and I were there to join in, meet fellow Eagles, and film the gathering for a future Hot Air special (see our video report on the first Gathering... Read More
The plot thickens. Read the St. Petersburg Times: (Hat tip - reader Lynne) Well, well, well: Just two innocent boys with fireworks on their way to the beach, eh?
Sanctuary no more.
Update: Here are the suspect photos: *** If you can get past the nauseating euphemisms, this report is worth reading: Three undocumented immigrant men remain jailed today in the brazen sexual assault of an unconscious woman in Fairview, an outdoor attack interrupted by law officers early Tuesday, authorities said. Police reported the men, all undocumented... Read More
Bill Ardolino reports from Iraq that President Bush held a conference with bloggers and embeds. Bill writes:
Jihad averted.
Bloggers have been all over the story of Houssein Zorkot, the Lebanese medical student at Wayne State University who was arrested with an AK-47 Saturday in a Dearborn, Michigan, park while dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face. No, it doesn't look like this was a med school homework assignment. Robert Spencer... Read More
Update: From Erick at RedState, a brilliant photoshop and question: What If Existed 65 Years Ago? Pass this one around (click for full-size): Update: Jon Ham looks at John Edwards and imagines Wendell Willkie... Update: Tell the smear artists at what you think of them. Update: The new ad accusing Bush of... Read More
The way forward.
Update 9:32pm Eastern. John McCain says the right thing...pointing out the Democrats' absolute refusal to acknowledge any progress or signs of success at all in Iraq and their character attacks on Gen. Petraeus. *** It starts in a few minutes. Allahpundit will have video. You can catch the White House webcast here:: *** The White... Read More
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No opinion on Terri Schiavo?
USA Today ran a story this week on the "top 25 headlines that shaped history." The 23rd-ranked story was the fight for the life of Terri Schiavo. Flabbergastingly, when GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson was asked about the case today, he said he had no opinion and couldn't remember the details: Republican presidential candidate Fred... Read More
The Glenn and Helen Show features an interview with author, professor, and former Bush legal eagle Jack Goldsmith on law, terror, and politics. Our decision-making process, Goldsmith argues, has been "strangled by law." There's a bumper sticker. Over at HA, check out part III of my interview with Laura Ingraham covering Akon, cultural issues, and... Read More
Who knew?
In the late afternoon of Sept. 6, several hours before Norman Hsu was apprehended in Colorado, I got a curious visit on my website. Someone had Googled "Norman Hsu suicide." My site came up in the search results because someone had made reference to Vince Foster's suicide in the comments of one of my Hsu... Read More
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?
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