Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cowards Mangle and Misquote

Turns out Colonel Bubp didn't actually have anything to say to Rep. Murtha at all. His message to the Vietnam vet, as shamelessly relayed by Rep. Jean Schmidt, was to her, not him. How nice of her to turn it all around, eh?

Good on Rep. Murtha for being gracious about this, but from how the lady acts I'm not sure it's just a Freshman's mistake.

(Thanks to Crooks and Liars)

Monday, November 21, 2005

Well... that's charming

Courtesy of Frontpage Magazine, we have a kill order.

But then, where was this quote when so many Republicans were damaging our morale in Kosovo?

It is to laugh.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

oops X12337

Clinton calls the invasion "big mistake"

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Former President Clinton told Arab students Wednesday the United States made a "big mistake" when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.

Clinton cited the lack of planning for what would happen after Saddam Hussein was overthrown.

"Saddam is gone. It's a good thing, but I don't agree with what was done," Clinton told students at a forum at the American University of Dubai.

"It was a big mistake. The American government made several errors ... one of which is how easy it would be to get rid of Saddam and how hard it would be to unite the country."

Yes, that's the school I worked at, and he goes down as well as fresh humus and warm pita bread every time he goes over there, so it wouldn't surprise me that he got standing ovations, even if he'd said the exact opposite.

All I can say is "thanks for laying the groundwork in your own administration, asshole."

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More Straight Talk on France

It's a school paper, of all things. Courtesy of the daily Toreador

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Juan Cole on the French Riots

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

'This Is What You Get... When You Mess With Us...'

It seems that Moonbat Central is closed

David Horowitz says:

The decision to close MBC was not an easy one. ... Though the decision to close MBC was difficult, we believe it was correct. Unlike our adversaries on the left, we do not have access to limitless financial resources such as those which George Soros’s Phoenix Group dispenses. We must allocate our resources carefully.

So they couldn't be bothered to ask Mr. Scaife for some more sugar while calling him 'daddy'? That I find hard to believe. I don't have access to their net records, of course, but it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of their site traffic wasn't going straight to the blog, itself, rather than the rest of their site.

So were they really running out of cash? Or was this a strategic move?

One of the chief reasons for the blog's existence - and one of the chief reasons I read it - was to expose crazy talk for what it was. Unfortunately, a lot of the crazy talk was their own, and that of their fans.

After all, how could they claim to not be muslim-haters when their posts were innundated with comment trails like this?

And that's far from the only comment trail that was not moderated in favor of wiping out such nasty, rabid slime, but rather in favor of wiping out anyone who came in to argue for the other side. Blog "Editor" Richard Poe proved that several times.

So it seems that Moonbat Central was aptly named - the Moonbats came around, alright, and most of them were their own friends. Indeed, when I wrote about the worst parts of the blogosphere, back in 2003, I could have been describing Moonbat Central to a t.

(The only difference is that, as of this point, Mr. Horowitz is no longer a star, but a black hole.)

Of course, that could all be my inner conspiracist at work. Maybe it is money, and maybe they're not as flush with it as they'd like to be, or I'd like to think. (How much does it really cost to keep two sites and a piss-ant "center" running, anyway?)

But damn if that blog wasn't a serious liability on their claims to not be what everyone accused them of being - yet another clearinghouse for sickening, net-based islamophobia. And I think that may have played a large part in prompting the closure - if they had any sense, anyhow...

Either way, I'm calling this a victory - no one who bans me ever lasts for very long.

Go ahead and "impale" that, Poe ; )

Sunday, November 06, 2005

"you supply the detainees..."

Bush, Cheney, and Powell Repeatedly Pushed False Evidence To Justify War

They were told the guy was probably lying to them, and they used what he had to say, anyway.

I'm just flat-out disgusted. And have a prediction that, in years to come, every major book that covers our Liberation of Iraq is going to conclude that this was only less phony than a certain other war from our history...

You know, "remember the Maine"?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

remember, remember, the 5th of November...

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Malkin's Blinders

Michelle Malkin has a new book out: Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild. Orincus has the (preliminary) skinny on it.

As with her last book, she has simply chosen snippets of evidence that support her thesis and ignored substantial contravening evidence -- which is never mentioned, let alone confronted. The result is a blinkered and ultimately false version of reality.

We have it in where I work, and I was amused by her tales of Democrats being made physically sick by Bush's reelection. I clearly remember when Clinton was reelected that many colleagues and friends of my conservative household had similar problems - to hear them tell it - and some were thinking of leaving the country...

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Go Directly To Jail

Anne Coulter, once again, shows us what a doofus she is:

She also criticized the media for being liberal and Democrats for whining about their rights under the First Amendment.

"They're always accusing us of repressing their speech," she said. "I say let's do it. Let's repress them."

She later added, "Frankly, I'm not a big fan of the First Amendment."

That's according to a story in the Independent Florida Aligator.

Just for the record: High Crimes and Misdemeanors was published in 1998, while Clinton was still in office. If the First Amendment hadn't been there to protect her butt, it could have been in jail along with a number of other 'political' prisoners, most notably the crowd that kept claiming CLinton "arkancided" any number of former associates...

But then, this is a woman who thinks women shouldn't vote.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Plamegate Revealed!

Finally, a video that explains everything!