Archive for May, 2006

Nah, It Ain' Genocide, Just a Bunch of Similar Dead People

Nah, It Ain' Genocide, Just a Bunch of Similar Dead People

| May 10, 2006 | Reply

It’s a sad world when you have to write a few hundred words parsing the meaning of the word “genocide”. Seems to me that someone willing to explain to us why what, to our own eyes and good sense, appears to be a genocide clearly isn’t comes off as not such a rationally-thinking person and […]

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Laughing at the Funny Foam-Flecked Madman

Laughing at the Funny Foam-Flecked Madman

| May 9, 2006 | 1 Reply

Speaking of laughing at maniacal killers, here’s James Lileks’ version of the 18-page letter that Irania President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s (baovsdbuh*) wrote to President Bush. Folks, this is what we’ve sorely been lacking (along with some heroic war movies where US soldiers aren’t seen as dysfunctional alcoholics, crazed killers, or greedy opportunists). I’ve said before that […]

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Terrorists Get a Little Bit of Their Own Medicine

Terrorists Get a Little Bit of Their Own Medicine

| May 9, 2006 | Reply

What can you say about this? BAGHDAD, Iraq – An explosion occurred in a building within the Sheik Abdel Kader mosque compound at approximately 6 p.m. May 7 in Rusafa, a neighborhood of east Baghdad. According to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Division, the bomb exploded, causing a fire. The Iraqi fire department […]

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Affirmative Action Takes a New Form.

Affirmative Action Takes a New Form.

| May 9, 2006 | 3 Replies

Ed Morrissey links to a story today that demonstrates just how out of hand our government preferences have gotten: Once the color barrier has been broken, minority contractors seeking government work may need to overcome the Bush barrier. That’s the message U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson seemed to send during an April […]

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A Blogger Needs Your Help

A Blogger Needs Your Help

| May 8, 2006 | 3 Replies

An Egyptian blogger needs our help. She’s in jail for no other reason than criticizing the Egyptian government and protesting the jailing of other dissidents. No one, on either side of the political spectrum, should sit idle. Repression ought to be an affront to all of us. And while those of us here in America […]

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A Gitmo Backpedal?

A Gitmo Backpedal?

| May 8, 2006 | 2 Replies

Mark Levin seems to read into a recent Bush quote that the President is abandoning Guantanamo Bay. Here’s the relevate quote from Reuters: “Of course Guantanamo is a delicate issue for people. I would like to close the camp and put the prisoners on trial,” Bush said in comments to German television to be broadcast […]

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We May Sleep, But She Sleeps Forever.

We May Sleep, But She Sleeps Forever.

| May 7, 2006 | 1 Reply

As a further reminder of who exactly it is that we’re fighting in our World War against the Islamists, here is the kidnapping, debasement, torture, murder, and defilement of an Iraqi journalist. Only the dangerously foolish, willfully ignorant, or those working on the side of the Islamists could equivocate after reading what was done to […]

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Okay, Hollywood. Get Into The War.

Okay, Hollywood. Get Into The War.

| May 7, 2006 | 60 Replies

Author Andrew Klavin addresses an issue That I’ve wondered about for at least the past three years: why no war movies? We need some films celebrating the war against Islamo-fascism in Afghanistan and Iraq — and in Iran as well, if and when that becomes necessary. We need films like those that were made during […]

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No Death for Moussaoui, Just for Us.

No Death for Moussaoui, Just for Us.

| May 3, 2006 | 2 Replies

*sigh* What, exactly does it take to draw a death penalty these days? Apparently, you can plan the deaths of a couple hundred thousand Americans and get life without parole. So, thanks to this jury, you and I will be paying to house, feed, and care for a man who will live his entire life […]

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How Soon They Forget.

How Soon They Forget.

| May 3, 2006 | Reply

Note to Caitlin Flanagan. Here’s a quote from Hillary Clinton that’s especially relevant to your column today . “You don’t have to fall in love…You just have to fall in line.” Now stop griping and paint some more of those “George Bush Hates Poor People” signs, would you?

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