Archive for January, 2006

Giving a Killer the Megaphone.

Giving a Killer the Megaphone.

| January 31, 2006 | 3 Replies

Excuse me, folks, but can someone tell me when the hell is became kosher to give prime editorial space in a major national newspaper to an avowed terrorist who is an indicted and deported criminal? When did it become okay to give the “Grandfather of CAIR” and the founder of the Holy Land Foundation, an […]

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Zawahiri Threatens America; Democratic Senator Threatens Attorney General.

Zawahiri Threatens America; Democratic Senator Threatens Attorney General.

| January 31, 2006 | Reply

It seems that our enemies have managed to come together once again to threaten us. BERLIN, Jan. 30 — The deputy leader of al Qaeda aimed a fresh fusillade of threats and scorn at the United States in a videotape broadcast Monday, serving notice that he was alive and well despite a recent attempt by […]

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Weasels Everywhere!

Weasels Everywhere!

| January 31, 2006 | Reply

How about some belated Weasel’s Council results? It’s a damp and dreary morning here at The Shack which means that it’s a perfect time to have a cup of hot teat and catch up on some good, good writing. The January 13th contest featured several posts from old familiars to the Council. First among the […]

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A Sad Loss

A Sad Loss

| January 31, 2006 | Reply

The Anchoress has lost a dear friend, suddenly. Please pray for her and her family as well as for her friend’s family in their time of loss. May God hold them all closer than normal in the next few days.

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"Flight 93" – Live-Blogged as Far as I Can Go

"Flight 93" – Live-Blogged as Far as I Can Go

| January 30, 2006 | 3 Replies

I’m watching the A&E movie, “Flight 93″ right now. We’re only 20 minutes or so in and, in the movie, the first two planes have struck the World Trade Center buildings. I’m surprised a bit at the visceral reaction I feel, nearly five years later, at watching that second plane strike the skyscraper. It makes […]

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Move Aside, Jews, it's the Muslims Turn!

Move Aside, Jews, it's the Muslims Turn!

| January 30, 2006 | 1 Reply

Oh, for the love of Pete… DOHA (AFP) – Former US president Bill Clinton warned of rising anti-Islamic prejudice, comparing it to historic anti-Semitism as he condemned the publishing of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper. “So now what are we going to do? … Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?” he […]

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Elected Terrorist Begs World, "Please Don't Stop Giving Us Money!"

Elected Terrorist Begs World, "Please Don't Stop Giving Us Money!"

| January 30, 2006 | 1 Reply

Hamas Leader Urges Continued Funding GAZA CITY, Jan. 30 — A senior leader of Hamas urged the European Union and other international donors Monday to continue funding the Palestinian Authority once the radical Islamic group enters the government a few weeks from now. “We are asking you to cooperate with our mission by keeping an […]

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It's a Proverb because It's True.

It's a Proverb because It's True.

| January 29, 2006 | Reply

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Yes, filibustering Judge Alito is a stupendously horrible idea. The general pubic sees Samuel Alito as an eminently fair man whose intelligence and judicial demeanor suggests he’d make a superlative Associate Justice. Yet, some Democratic fringe dwellers want to filibuster him to make a […]

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Pure Journalistic Excellence

Pure Journalistic Excellence

| January 28, 2006 | 1 Reply

Gene Weingarten has written one of the finest articles I have ever read. Weingarten is one of the funniest writers working today, but this article….well…just read it. Please. It’s about a man who entertains at childrens’ parties. You’d think that would be a simple subject but Weingarten does something simply magical with someone I’d say […]

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Lessons of Fear (and some Fact-Checking to Boot!)

Lessons of Fear (and some Fact-Checking to Boot!)

| January 27, 2006 | 7 Replies

Remember that time-honored idea that you’re entitled to your own opinion, but you don’t get to make up your own facts? Someone should remind Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson about that today. Here’s how he starts his column about how President Bush is scaring the bejeezus out of us for crass political gain. Once upon […]

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