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While I was stuck in traffic on the way to UStream's Mountain View offices for the From the Frontlines web-a-thon yesterday, I tuned into the Gitmo interrogation hearing by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. Serving as human voo-doo dolls: Berkeley law professor John Yoo, who served in the... Read More
Update 6:00pm Eastern. DJN: "Lawmakers in the Senate defeated an initial attempt Thursday to strip immunity for telecommunications companies out of a bill reauthorizing the federal government's warrantless wiretapping program. Senators approved a motion to table an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would have removed the immunity provision in the bill. The... Read More
Just thought you should be reminded of what the do-nothing Dems are up to:
White Flag of Surrender waves again.
Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I'm watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed...76-17, with 1 present. Here's the wire dispatch. The Senate on Tuesday night passed a spending bill combining funding for 14 Cabinet departments with $70 billion for U.S. military operations in Iraq and... Read More
The Democrat meltdown continues--and finally, a Senate defense bill will get to the president's desk. With no timetable strings attached. Code Pinkos will be seeing red (hat tip - Jim Hoft): Next stop...appropriations: Reax: "I was pleased to see ... no policy changes to the Petraeus plan," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky... Read More
Botched.
The NRCC blows the whistle on San Fran Nan's latest unhinged remarks: More from
Don'tMoveOn.org.
Update 12/11 10:52am Eastern. Boehner on Dems: "They need to get their act together, now." Update 12/11 8:00am Eastern. Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH), Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (R-FL) and other GOP leaders will hold a press conference to discuss the Democrats’ massive “Omnibus” spending bill Tomorrow today at 10:30am.... Read More
Neeever mind.
The Democrats need to replace their donkey emblem with a photo of Gilda Radner's SNL character, Emily "Neeever mind" Latella: After inveighing stubbornly for months about their non-negotiable demand for an Iraq withdrawal timetable, the Dems are pulling a Latella. The nutroots will not be happy. Via Politico:
Surrender.
Time to bring it out again... Just about an hour ago, the Dems passed their Iraq withdrawal bill, tying $50 billion in war funding to a demand that President Bush start bringing troops home in coming weeks (never mind that it's already starting) with a mandated timetable of ending combat by December 2008: Translation of... Read More
Surrender Caucus. Plus: An informed essay on "Why the violence has declined in Iraq."
Reprinted by permission of Chip Bok and Creators Syndicate Code Pink is getting to "Madame Glam" Nancy Pelosi. She announced today that the House will debate Iraq troop withdrawals again: Democrats controlling the House of Representatives will try again to bring American combat in Iraq to an end when it debates legislation this week tying... Read More
This is high-larious. The Hill reports on an internal Democrat strategy memo complaining that the Democrat Party is too hyper-rational and lacks emotional appeal. For real. They think "SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILLLLLDREN!" is too bland and accountant-like: Democrats are losing the battle for voters’ hearts because the party’s message lacks emotional appeal, according to a... Read More
Cut, run, hike, hike, hike.
Brilliant: Ways and Means ranking GOP member Jim McCrery shoots it down: Ways and Means Ranking Member Jim McCrery (R-La.) issued the following statement today in response to a Democratic proposal to impose a new surtax of up to 15 percent to pay for the costs of the War on Terror. “This proposal would be... Read More
Reprinted by permission of Chip Bok and Creators Syndicate The Code Pinkos and nutroots will have foaming mouthfuls to say about this: The enormity of the military conflict in Iraq was spelled out in the simplest of all admissions tonight: Among all of the leading Democratic candidates for president, none was willing to commit to... Read More
***bumped and update: Senate approves the bill..."The Senate vote to send the legislation to the president was 80-14."*** Oh, the nutroots are as unhappy with the White Flag Dems right now as grass-roots conservatives are with the Amnesty Republicans: Keep it up and Cindy Sheehan's bound to follow through on her threat and run for... Read More
Looks that way to me.
Announcement reportedly coming at 6:10pm Eastern tonight.
85 days and counting. From the office of Sen. John Cornyn: *In case you missed it, according to Congressional Quarterly today, even though the conference report on the supplemental bill for our troops was adopted by the House and cleared by the Senate last week, House Speaker Pelosi “wanted time to personally read it and... Read More
Print and mail. Previous: Send 'em a white feather
Clowns to the left of us, clowns to the left... The Dem presidential candidates are "debating" in South Carolina. Hillary's Harlem voice has yet to surface. Joe Biden's foot has not entered his mouth...yet. Live-blogging over at The Hillary Spot and Sister Toldjah. And...spotlighting Gravel-mania.
Reader and Vietnam Vet Jack Haley e-mails: You can buy 'em online here individually or in bulk. Laura Lee Donoho was on the same wavelength in January: I think in addition to the pledge, we need to start a white feather campaign because it’s becoming quite apparent that we have a multitude of Cut and... Read More
Get out the veto pen, President Bush. *** The Tank publishes Joe Lieberman's floor statement. Here's a tidbit: I have great respect for my friend from Nevada. I believe he has offered this proposal in good faith, and therefore want to take it up in good faith, and examine its arguments and ideas carefully and... Read More
Reprinted by permission of Chip Bok and Creators Syndicate *** Related: Don't believe the war reporting of the McClatchy News Service. Milblogger COBDanny gives Reid both barrels: Dear Senator Reid, Thank you for finally putting this whole Iraq War mess to bed. The timing couldn’t be better for my family. You see, my son is... Read More
***Updated with lots of emails for Harry*** Active-duty military readers and military bloggers: If you'd like to send a message to the treacherous Harry Reid--who just declared the war in Iraq lost today--e-mail me or leave a trackback. I'll reprint/link them here as they come in. Here is Reid's contact form. He really needs to... Read More
The Party of Cut and Run cuts and runs again: The nutroots are not happy. Look like they may be issuing an "IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT" soon.
Marc Danziger is raising money to fight retreatist politicians: I'm a liberal Democrat (pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, pro-progressive taxation, pro-equal rights, pro-environmental regulation, pro-public schools) who supported and supports the war in Iraq. As I tell my liberal friends "Did I miss the part where it was progressive not to fight medieval religious fascists?" I've been... Read More
Since January 1, I've published nearly 2,400 blog posts of all shapes, sizes, and subject matter. Many readers have asked for follow-ups on stories that especially touched their hearts, boiled their blood, and otherwise piqued their interest in a lasting way. Here are a few updates: What ever happened to Haleigh Poutre? The state of... Read More
Merriam-Webster announced theirs over the weekend. Here are your nominations. Readers sent in a few entries coined in previous years, but they've held their currency, so they made the cut:
Dirtbag then, dirtbag now My woman-to-woman advice for Nancy Pelosi today: To clean a house, you take the garbage out, not in. Jan. 12, 2006: Pelosi Announces ‘Clean House Team’ to Address Republican Culture of Corruption Oct. 13, 2006: Pelosi: It will take a woman to clean up the House Nov. 13, 2006: Pelosi ba
(Photoshop: Kathy Y.) They can't be serious, can they? Oh, yes they are. The Hill newspaper reports. You deride: And more from
The good, the bad, the ugly. Wizbang coverage *Livebloggers: Will Hinton * Drumwaster * Sister Toldjah * Ed Morrissey Summation so far: The Joementum is gone. And Cynthia won't be doing the electric slide tonight. Instapundit rounds up election coverage. Pajamas Media is wall-to-wall. Mortman: Happier days. Video of Lamont's cut-and-run victory speech.
***update: Kerry-Feingold defeated 86-13. Levin-Reed defeated 60-39.*** Ouch. Like the hapless Simpsons' character who can't stop walking into rakes, the Democrat Party is set to thwack itself in the head again today with two votes to pull out troops from Iraq with no regard for the conditions on the ground. WaPo:
***scroll for updates*** They were "barbarically" killed, according to the Washington Post. Allah has more--and notes that the next of kin have yet to be notified. Keep them in your prayers. An uncle of one of the soldiers is criticizing the government. Newsbusters has more. Thanks to John Little for linking to PFC Tucker's last... Read More
Ian's got the video of Murtha on Meet The Press. Transcript here. After criticizing Karl Rove's "fat backside," Murtha put forth his fat-headed Okinawa plan: MR. RUSSERT: You say redeploy. Again, Mr. Rove challenges that comment. Let’s listen and give you again a chance to respond to the White House. (Videotape, Monday): MR. ROVE: Congressman... Read More
On May 18th, I was one of many bloggers on the Right to condemn Democrat Rep. John Murtha for blabbing about the still-not-complete investigation of alleged war atrocities by Marines at Haditha. (Formal findings are not expected for several weeks.) Since Murtha's widely broadcast accusations of Marines killing civilians "in cold blood," at least one... Read More
Austin Bay takes down Grandfather Moonbat Walter Cronkite, patron saint of the Cut-and-Run crowd: How much longer before Cronkite ends up on Celebrity Big Brother?
Mudville Gazette has the details on an Army soldier who confronted Dem Reps. John Murtha and Jim Moran at a town hall meeting in Arlington, Va. Greyhawk transcribed the confrontation: "Yes sir my name is Mark Seavey and I just want to thank you for coming up here. Until about a month ago I was... Read More
A brilliant Six Meat Buffet creation: It's the perfect moonbat Christmas gift! *** Best comment so far: "Are there instructions in French?" *** Related: Paul Mirengoff analyzes the Dems' "Cut-and-Run-Lite" strategy. *** Previous: True colors Howard the Coward Dean Howard Dean's true colors Mark Steyn on the Defeaticrat Party.
The new "Retreat and Defeat" video on the White Flag Democrats is here. I still think the GOP needs to disseminate this photo far and wide, too:
Vice President Dick Cheney is set to give a major speech this morning defending the Iraq war at the American Enterprise Institute. The Washington Times editorializes: Ever since Mr. Bush's Veteran's Day speech rebutting the canard that he lied the country into war, congressional Democrats and parts of the mainstream media have responded by coming... Read More
Josh Trevino notes that No End But Victory is liveblogging a procedural vote to authorize a vote on withdrawal from Iraq here. Keep checking back. As of 5:49pm EST: 5:49 PM Eastern: Vote Update: 65 For, 102 Against GOP: 65 For, 5 Against DEM: 0 For, 97 Against More liveblogging at Euphoric Reality. Lucianne.com readers... Read More
Quote of the morning comes from the sports page. I'm not a baseball fan, so I hadn't heard about the slapping incident involving a Houston Astros baseman's wife at Chicago's ballpark on Sunday night. The wife of Astros second baseman Craig Biggio was smacked by a male fan who cut and run. Biggio's wife chased... Read More
Via AP: Hey, maybe the GOP leadership is finally listening: Now, if they'd just get a clue about illegal immigration...
Last week, I criticized President Bush for equivocating on the Gitmo question. Rumsfeld tried to do damage control then. And Dick Cheney will be attempting to do so again on FNC's Hannity and Colmes tonight. But it's too late. A Republican anti-Gitmo brigade has been born: - Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) joined the Left's Guantanamo... Read More
NRO's James S. Robbins takes apart the so-called "smoking gun" war memo that has the Left in a tizzy. More from Kevin Aylward at Wizbang.
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