Archive for May, 2006

Religion of….Something.

Religion of….Something.

| May 22, 2006 | Reply

Islam may be a religion of peace or it may not. I suspect that until the legendary Moderate Muslims around the world stand up and make their voices widely and loudly heard, the Wahabists and other asorted Islamists will continue to be the public face of Islam. Stories like this, though, do not help the […]

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Blog Fame Ain't Real Fame, Markos.

Blog Fame Ain't Real Fame, Markos.

| May 18, 2006 | 3 Replies

Ths is the worst campaign commercial I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to pick one big thing that’s wrong with it, because there are so many big things wrong with it. First, it’s clearly a Markos Moulitsas Production, since he instantly becomes the focus of the commercial the second he minces to the window in the […]

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Yeesh.

Yeesh.

| May 17, 2006 | 6 Replies

You have got to be kidding me. No sooner had Tony Snow finished his first briefing as the president’s press secretary than Democratic activist and CNN contributor Donna Brazile was on the phone to April Ryan, who covers the White House for the Urban Radio Network. In declining to discuss the NSA’s alleged collection of […]

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Tonight's Immigration Speech

Tonight's Immigration Speech

| May 15, 2006 | Reply

Yea, mostly it’s more of the same lukewarm, ineffective pap we’ve heard from the President for the past few years. More than that, it’s a melange of blending illegal immigration and legal immigration in a way that’s likely to confuse the hell out of people. High tech fences, motion sensors, and cameras are no substitute […]

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Thoughts on Tonight's Presidential Speech

Thoughts on Tonight's Presidential Speech

| May 15, 2006 | Reply

I am not at all looking for anything big from the President’s prime-time speech on illegal immigration tonight. It’s possible I will be surprised. I was surprised when he twice went before the UN and not only gave chapter and verse on Saddam Hussein but also upbraided the attendees for their reprehensible history of not […]

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Newsweek Deceives, Right from the Beginning.

Newsweek Deceives, Right from the Beginning.

| May 14, 2006 | 3 Replies

This sentence appared in a headline for a Newsweek article on the NSA “spying” program. Big Brother knows whom you call. Is that an accurate summation of the program? I don’t think so. Here’s how the article describes that program. Then, last week, USA Today reported that the NSA had amassed a vast database of […]

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Am I A Liberal?

Am I A Liberal?

| May 14, 2006 | Reply

Here’s a rather interesting quiz that’s supposed to tell you if you’re a “liberal” or not. If you say “yes” to a certain number, you get your very own cool tribal liberal tattoo. I don’t expect I’ll do well at this, but here goes. 1) Repeal the estate tax repeal: Nope. I don’t see it […]

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Happy Mothers' Day!

Happy Mothers' Day!

| May 14, 2006 | Reply

I’ve been out all day (between church and a choral concert) so I didn’t get to do this sooner. I want to wish every Mom out there a very Happy Mothers’ Day, especially to some of my favorite bloggers and commenters who are exceptional Moms and great role models to their children. To my Mom […]

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Another War Declared?

Another War Declared?

| May 11, 2006 | 1 Reply

Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch is dead-on right about Ahmadinejad’s letter, I’m afraid. Here’s Mad Mahmoud’s explanation of the purpose of the letter. “The letter was an invitation to monotheism and justice, which are common to all divine prophets. If the call is responded positively, there will be no more problems to be solved,” added […]

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"Yes me daddy me Snow me I feel cool an' deadly"

"Yes me daddy me Snow me I feel cool an' deadly"

| May 11, 2006 | 6 Replies

Oh Dear God, Yes! WASHINGTON – New White House Press Secretary Tony Snow is starting off in a combative mode against the press by issuing detailed rebuttals to what he considers unfair coverage of Bush. “The New York Times continues to ignore America’s economic progress,” blared the headline of an e-mail sent to reporters Wednesday […]

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