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"Transgressions."
That is all. If you feel compelled to weigh in on his admission of "transgressions" and plea for privacy (shoulda thought about that before committing the transgressions against your beautiful wife/mother of your children, don't you think, Tiger?), have at it. Takeaway quote from his press release: "Personal sins should not require press releases." Well.... Read More
"...there was no intent to disrespect..."
Yesterday, I pointed you to the time-wasting politicians in the Connecticut legislature who were caught playing solitaire and watching baseball during debate on the state's budget. A Connecticut House Democrat spokesman sent the following statement to Fox News Channel producer Lee Kushnir after she saw my blog post and asked about State Democrats Barbara Lambert... Read More
Disconnected.
State lawmakers in Democrat-dominated Connecticut raised income taxes on the wealthy and borrowed more than $1 billion to balance their budget this week. While a minority Republican legislator spoke on the floor late into the night yesterday, what were his Democrat colleagues doing? Playing solitaire on their computers: And watching baseball over the Internet: Yes,... Read More
Iranian youth risked their lives to protest election fraud. L.A. youths set cars and buses on fire and took to the streets to riot...after their basketball team won: Losers. And looters! Compare and contrast: (Photo source: LA Times) (Photo source: Tehran Live)
What does Virginia look like? Not like this.
A bunch of punks trashed a mall in San Francisco over the weekend -- causing untold damage after throwing food, tossing trash cans, and ransacking kiosks. Their ostensible reason for the "protest?" "Solidarity with Greek Uprising." A half-dozen of the idiots were arrested for misdemeanor vandalism. But don't expect anything to come of the charges.... Read More
Stupid lawsuit of the day: Son hurt, Pa. woman sues Crocs firm. Next up: Parents start suing shoelace-makers when their kids trip over untied laces that didn't include user warnings.
You can pay whatever you like.
A Seattle shop owner lets people pay whatever they feel like paying for her merchandise... ...and then wishes for "magic" to happen when she can't pay her rent. Well, given the nationwide contagion of bailout-palooza, maybe it's not such a stupid business model after all. Groan.
Calm down.
Inevitable: They were fighting over $4.30/gallon gas: Reyes, who has three children and a family medical practice in La Palma, was waiting in line at the members-only store for gas that is generally offered at lower prices than in surrounding gas stations, Morales said. "I believe it was $4.30" a gallon, Morales said. The woman... Read More
"Cuddle parties."
Three years ago, I blogged about an inane trend called "cuddle parties." Yes, it's as ridiculous as it sounds: A bunch of adults in pajamas getting in touch with their touchy-feely inner selves by snuggling up and spooning with strangers. (I know: Sounds like something the press corps groupies are dying to have with Barack... Read More
O.J. Overkill.
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How Pat Schroeder sees conservatives.
This is Pat Schroeder, the old feminist Democrat who cried when she withdrew from a presidential bid in 1987, retired from Congress in 1997, and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Publishers, where they think it is wise to trash and mock conservative consumers. What does she think... Read More
Political correctness in the Pacific Northwest. Bah-humbug!
Who says the War on Christmas isn't real? You may recall last December that Sea-Tac airport removed Christmas trees after a local rabbi protested. Well, a new committee has followed up with its recommendation on what the airport should do this coming year. And the verdict is...Christmas trees out, "Peace and Harmony" first in. No,... Read More
Here's the latest on that Great Moment in Public Education I linked to yesterday: Two of the public educators who thought it would be peachy to scare the bejeebers out of elementary kids on an overnight field trip by faking an unannounced gun attack in the dark have been suspended...but only until the end of... Read More
These two goons, who sparked a terror scare in January after planting electronic devices in a botched Cartoon Network promotion, have apologized and performed community service to resolve the criminal charges against them: The Boston Globe adds these details: "I deeply regret that this incident caused such anguish and disruption for so many people," Berdovsky... Read More
Via KOCO: Say what?! Hat tips: Ryan W. and Brandon Dutcher in OK. *** More from Denver Channel 7 News on reaction to the monument: Look who else has been honored alongside the OU bomber: Clemons, 50, a hospital nurse, said she was in the st
An important media advisory from the AAJA: Only they can use ethnic descriptors. Everyone else: Back off! Too. Ridiculous. Reader Doug in Colorado writes: Yep.
I have blogged before about the obsessed UNC professor Eric Muller. He and his friends at Wonkette have sunk to a new low (Guess insulting me with ping-pong ball jokes wasn't enough). As a response to my column this week on Charlotte Church, they post a picture of a woman in a bikini that they... Read More
Everyone, take a deep breath: (Hat tip: reader Rich)
Our friends at Protest Warrior send word that the anti-war punk who gained illegal access to the ProtestWarrior server, stealing thousands of credit card numbers in order to commit massive credit card fraud, has been indicted. PW has posted the indictment docs and will be posting more, including: Glad to see the law catch up... Read More
How do you draw a peace symbol? Wrong: Right: Moonbat blooper flashbacks - thanks to Zombie: San Francisco March 2004... San Francisco Sept. 2005...
British bloggers hold the London MSM accountable: Scott Burgess brings you the latest news. *** Previous: Sassygate: Dilpazier Aslam fired Apologist for terror: We're sassy
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
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
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
**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
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
Wanna know how Washington State University teaches students to respect free speech? Mark Tapscott has the scoop.
Bruce at GayPatriot and Gryphmon give you a very good reason to stay away. Dianne Feinstein, believe it or not, agrees: "This isn't the San Francisco that I've known and loved and grew up in and was born in."
...goes to convicted bank robber Jason Battista today, for playing the 9/11 trauma card to weasel out of a long jail sentence. Via AP: Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey, comments: "Amusing?" No. Sick. Disgusting. Twisted. Pathetic. Yes.
Will Franklin has put together a link-filled photo album of Rabid Donkeys on the Loose.
So, I received a mass e-mail from Anne Lewis of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday. It was titled: "Right-Wing Implosion." And these folks think they are members of the "reality-based community?" Who's imploding? You. Tell. Me.
The Los Angeles Times wikitorial experiment has been shut down "because a few readers were flooding the site with inappropriate material." I can relate.
Ed Morrissey takes a closer look. Update: The ever-vigilant LGF was on it.
Whee! A group called "Professionals in the City" is throwing a party at the Cuban Embassy. Val Prieto at Babalu Blog blows the whistle. Hat tip to Bill at INDC Journal, who asks: Bill's got contact info for the party organizers.
Tons of readers are asking me to comment on the story of Gregory Despres, the Bloody Chainsaw-Toting Freak, who crossed the Canadian-U.S. border in April carrying his entire murder kit. The Ottawa Citizen has a good overview of the story and this scary photo: (CP PHOTO/HO/WHDH-TV) (AP) It's scary. It's bizarre. Great water-cooler and cable... Read More
An absolute must-read. Mona Charen roasts the touchy-feely State Department's "outreach" efforts in the Arab world: "Real Men Moisturize." So begins an article on "Sharp Dressed Men" that appeared in a State Department funded magazine aimed at youth in the Arab world. The magazine, called "Hi" is published in Arabic and English. A State Department... Read More
Looks like Brooklyn College professor Timothy Shortell is off his meds again: Related: Who's he calling a "moral retard?"
The NY comptroller says sex offenders are getting taxpayer-subsidized Viagra because of a federal Department of Health and Human Services directive. Sen. Chuck Schumer gets the Sherlock Holmes Award for making this observation: Dave Lucas points to this disturbing potential Viagra recipient in NY. Rob Port traces this back to the abominable Bush Medicare expansion.... Read More
AP reports the chilling news: Hat tip: James Joyner.
The Chicago Tribune discovers a line of man-hating clothing for children of lesbian parents born by artificial insemination. Dawn Eden covered the story--with photos--over a year ago.
Here's a sad, horrible story to ruin your Christmas cheer. Instapunk has much more. (Hat tip: Reader Chain Gang)
I came across this new photo of Michael Jackson (be careful, it's scary), who hosted three busloads of kids on his ranch this weekend as he awaits trial on child molestation charges. The article noted that "It was unclear where the children had come from." What the %^&#@@!? Reading the story and seeing the photo... Read More
Scott Peterson's ex-mistress has a book deal...with Regan Books.
He's the 21-year-old suspect reportedly now in custody for the Maryland arson fires. Speed was a security guard who worked at the targeted subdivision. So, what is ecoterrorism, racism, or something else? Looks like we'll know tomorrow. Update: News reports suggest Speed was motivated by grief and anger over the death of his infant son.... Read More
Check out this obituary carried in my old newspaper, the Seattle Times. It starts out routinely enough: We learn that Byrne loved "sailing, biking, cross country skiing, diving, hiking...an incredible mountain vista, how the leaves turned gold in the fall, a great bottle of wine and a wonderful meal with friends, a long ride around... Read More
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reports on the fate of Illinois' federally tax-subsidized flavored condom program.
Man, 24, accused of stabbing relatives who criticized his table manners: How rude.
My column today examines the outrageous case of two-year-old Bradley McGee and warns about the potential fate of his half-brother, Billy, in the hands of his mother in name only, Sheryl Hardy. She was convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for the torture and killing of Bradley 15 years ago. The Illinois Supreme... Read More
I had the privilege of meeting KFI's John & Ken in studio in Los Angeles a few months ago during my book tour. Ken's on the left; John's on the right. They're everything talk radio hosts should be: funny, fearless, smart, and deeply engaged in local issues. They take talking points from no one. They're... Read More
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The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
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