As if we need scholars telling us about war; even if it's not the typical leftist line. If you're not there everyday like the troops on the ground... you really don't know shit about the situation. but:
(Breitbart) Two prominent US political analysts just back from Iraq said Monday the US troop surge strategy was making strides in some areas, but warned the Iraqi government was making "zero" progress.
the moonbattled nutroots have been under fire lately for being... well, for being their insane selves. And after O’Reilly nixed their Jet Blue sponsorship, they’ve been on the warpath.
NEW YORK (AP) - Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network.Pathetic
MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films...
At least 5,000 people nationwide have signed up to compile logs on who is running commercials on Fox, Gilliam said. The groups want to first concentrate on businesses running local ads, as opposed to national commercials.
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Monday's CNN-YouTube debate brought in pretty good numbers, delivering the highest viewership for a debate among adults 18-34 in cable news history.The blowhard Bill O’Reilly averages like 2.6 million viewers everyday. I guess for CNN and as debates go, two million viewers is something remarkable. To me, it’s just another day that I forgot there was a debate
The two-hour debate featured answers from the Democratic candidates responding to videos from YouTube users. It was moderated by CNN's Anderson Cooper live on Monday night from the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The debate averaged 2.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making it the second-most-watched debate so far this season.
McCain says he’s ‘happy about the state of his campaign’. The rest of the country asks: What campaign?
URBANDALE, Iowa (AP) - John McCain on Sunday assured Iowa supporters that he's doing fine and intends to seriously compete in the state's leadoff caucuses despite staff cuts and money problems.
The Republican presidential candidate met privately with supporters, then held a news conference at his Iowa campaign headquarters.
"I'm happy about the state of our campaign," the Arizona senator told reporters. "We will do fine. We are competitive and we will win in Iowa."
McCain said he met with backers to let them know his campaign was strong.
"I wanted to make sure that everybody knows what we are doing and get an update on the campaign and how we intend to stay heavily involved here in Iowa," he said.
The anti-Patriot Act, liberal extraordinaire is calling for President Bush to be censured for his ‘assault’ against the constitution.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Liberal Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold said Sunday he wants Congress to censure President Bush for his management of the Iraq war and his "assault" against the Constitution.
(World Net Daily) A controversial Washington-based Islamic lobby group today is highlighting as "Islamophobia" a heated radio talk-show exchange in which host Neal Boortz tells a Muslim caller Islam is a "cult," not a religion.I don't know about Islam being a cult. It's more of a religion that is incapable of evolving from its barbaric roots.
After a long list of crimes perpetrated all over the world in the name of Islam, the talk host told the caller, "You don't have a word of condemnation in you until the non-Islamic world rises up and starts to make it clear that we are fed up with your damned religion. We've had it up to here.
"And somebody, like I said yesterday, somebody needs to grab the Muslim world by the shirt collar, backhand it a good one, knock it into the damn corner and say straighten up or we're gonna eradicate you beetles from the face of the Earth. … "
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Under pressure to start withdrawing U.S. troops, the Bush administration wants the United Nations to play an expanded role in Iraq as a mediator both internally and with neighboring countries.That’s all well and good. But the UN is the most corrupt organization on this planet and are, in fact, Anti-American. So, don’t expect much (unless of course, Saddam was there and they were stealing money from the Iraqi poor).
Zalmay Khalilzad, a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq who now represents Washington at the United Nations, wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Friday that the world body could "help internationalize the effort to stabilize the country."
"While reasonable people can differ on whether the coalition should have intervened against Saddam Hussein's regime, it is clear at this point that the future of Iraq will have a profound effect on the region and, in turn, on peace and stability in the world," Khalilzad wrote.
MIAMI — A man who had been released from prison early for good behavior was convicted Tuesday of trying to kill a young mother and leaving her 5-year-old daughter to be eaten alive by alligators in the Everglades.
Harrel Franklin Braddy had befriended Shandelle Maycock and her daughter Quatisha. Maycock testified that Braddy went to her home in November 1998 and grew enraged when she asked him to leave.
He choked Maycock until she was unconscious and then forced her and Quatisha into his car, the woman testified. At one point, Maycock gained consciousness, grabbed the child and jumped out of the moving vehicle.
Braddy stopped, choked the woman again and put her in the trunk, she testified. Maycock never saw her daughter again. Prosecutors said Braddy then drove to a section of Interstate 75 in the Everglades known as Alligator Alley and dropped Quatisha in the water beside the road.
She was alive when alligators bit her on the head and stomach, a medical examiner said.
Authorities found the girl's body two days later, her left arm missing and her skull crushed, prosecutors said. Maycock woke up bleeding and disoriented in a cane field miles from her Miami-Dade County home.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If people keep gaining weight at the current rate, fat will be the norm by 2015, with 75 percent of U.S. adults overweight and 41 percent obese, U.S. researchers predicted on Wednesday.Not good.
This must be the ‘new direction’ they were talking about.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) Eighteen months before Bush leaves the White House, nearly two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction and give the president negative marks for his job performance.
An even bigger majority, 83 percent, say the Democratic-controlled Congress is doing only a fair or poor job -- the worst mark for Congress in a Zogby poll.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average swept past 14,000 for the first time Tuesday following a relatively mild inflation report and a wave of generally upbeat earnings reports.The deficit has been cut in half. The Dow continues to break records. And unemployment is a record lows... The Tax cuts have worked. Kudos Georgie Boy
The stock market's best-known indicator crossed 14,000 in the first half-hour of trading, rising to 14,002.60 and having taken just 57 trading days to make the trip from 13,000.
Fla. (AP) - A 38-year-old man was arrested after he called 911 and told a dispatcher he was surrounded by police officers and needed help, authorities said.Isn't drinking awesome?
Police officers met Dana Farrell Shelton after being called to investigate a disturbance at a bar on Sunday but had found no problems and told him to move along.
Shelton, who officers said appeared intoxicated, then called 911 to report he was "surrounded by Largo police," according to an arrest affidavit.
"Our officers were standing there scratching their heads. He called, standing there in their presence," Largo Sgt. Melanie Holley said. "It's one of our 'truth is stranger than fiction' cases."
I read about this the other day but I didn’t feel like posting on it. Basically, because I don’t know, or much care, about this Keith Ellison asshole. But today it’s been slowly eating away at me given that Elison, is in fact, an actual congressman.
From what I’ve read about him, he has connections to the Nation of Islam and is well liked by CAIR; the pro-Islamist front group. So, it’s not a surprise that he is unable to control his Muslim seethery.
(Telegraph) America's first Muslim congressman has provoked outrage by apparently comparing President George W Bush to Adolf Hitler and hinting that he might have been responsible for the September 11 attacks.Almost worse than the comment itself is the lack of media coverage that this type of rhetoric has received.
Addressing a gathering of atheists in his home state of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, a Democrat (as if we couldn’t have guessed. Ed.), compared the 9/11 atrocities to the destruction of the Reichstag, the German parliament, in 1933. This was probably burned down by the Nazis in order to justify Hitler's later seizure of emergency powers.
"It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that," Mr Ellison said. "After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted."
SEOUL, South Korea - United Nations inspectors have verified that North Korea has shut down its sole functioning nuclear reactor, the chief of the watchdog agency said Monday, confirming the isolated country had taken its first step in nearly five years to halt production of atomic weapons.Cleaning up Clinton’s messes.
CAMARILLO, Calif. - U.S. gas prices on average rose about six cents in the last three weeks, according to a national survey released Sunday... Regular gas prices averaged $3.06 a gallon, mid-grade was $3.17 and premium was $3.29...Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
(Daily Mail) It sounds like the perfect invention for all those couch potatoes who find even using a remote control just a little too much like hard work.
Scientists have come up with a box that lets television viewers change channels, switch on the DVD player or switch off an irritating presenter with the wave of a hand.
The controller's built-in camera can recognise seven simple hand gestures and work with up to eight different gadgets around the home.
I hate to be a nitpicker but what if you’re jacking off in front of the TV?
(Associated Press) - North Korea told the United States it shut down its nuclear reactor, the State Department said Saturday, hours after a ship cruised into port loaded with oil promised in return for the country's pledge to disarm.The Bush Administration’s diplomatic strategy for N. Korea as well as its willingness to use military force may have, in fact, saved millions of lives. So, where are the massive celebrations and the congratulatory handshakes from both the media and the Democratic Party? Not to mention the apologies for all of the partisan naysaying with regard to how President Bush has handled North Korea.
If confirmed by a U.N. inspection team headed to the Yongbyon reactor, the shutdown would be the North's first step in nearly five years toward de-nuclearization.
For some reason, I have the feeling that if a Democrat were in office and made such a difficult and skillful breakthrough on the Korean peninsula, it would be played up by every media outlet for weeks... but I could be wrong
WASHINGTON, July 13 — The year was 1973, and Karl Rove was looking for help — from the Nixon White House.And this is major news because...?
Tucked away inside 78,000 pages of documents from the Nixon administration, released by the National Archives earlier this week, is a little gem: a strategy memorandum from the man who would go on to become the architect of President Bush’s rise to political power.
DALLAS — Dallas-based chain Value Giant announced in a press release Thursday that their retail stores will begin accepting Mexican pesos as payment, according to MyFOXDFW.com.I’ll tell you what. I’m all for accepting pesos in an American store... if they can provide proof of legal citizenship upon purchase.
The Value Giant store at Southwest Center Mall will be hosting a promotional event on Saturday to introduce the new policy.
(Local 6.Com) When the shuttle rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building Wednesday, a giant "Go Endeavour" sign was put on a fence in front of the craft.
However, one item was missing from the sign: the "u" in Endeavour... The orbiter is named after HM Bark Endeavour, the ship commanded by 18th century explorer James Cook...Well it’s not like their rocket scientists or anything.
ManBearPig is loose on the streets and he’s gaining traction among mentally challenged voters.
(Washington Times) A Draft Al Gore group delivered the former vice president more than 100,000 signatures on a petition urging him to mount a White House bid.I have to say that I fully support Al Gore entering the 2008 presidential race. Two things will ensure a Republican victory: one is if Hillary Clinton is nominated and the other is if Al Gore is nominated to be the Democratic candidate. With Gore in, it increases the odds.
Draft Gore organizers brought the list of Gore fans to the Democrat's Nashville office yesterday morning, and called the number a "major milestone."
(AP) BOHEMIA, N.Y. There were flashing lights atop his SUV and what appeared to be a police badge in his hand, but it was the man he tried to pull over who was the real police detective.Well there's your problem!
Robert Lane, 25, was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal impersonation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Suffolk County police said.
Lane was driving an SUV fitted with flashing lights when he tried to stop the off-duty New York police detective on a highway on Long Island, Suffolk police said.
Betty Williams spoke at the International Women’s Peace Conference last night to peacefully call for the murder of President Bush.
(Dallas Morning News) In a keynote speech at the International Women's Peace Conference on Wednesday night, Ms. Williams told a crowd of about 1,000 that the Bush administration has been treacherous and wrong and acted unconstitutionally.But this isn’t even the first time she called for the death of the president. Last year she spread her peaceful murderous joy to school children. -Link-
"Right now, I could kill George Bush," she said at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas. "No, I don't mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that."
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded al-Qaida has rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press has learned.Well, anonymous high-level sources have told me that if you stuff food up your ass, you'll crap out your mouth. A worried AP staffer, who will remain unnamed confirmed that his bosses have tried it.
The official and others spoke on condition of anonymity because the secret report remains classified.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush refused to explain to Congress on Wednesday why he commuted the prison sentence of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The husband of the CIA agent outed in the case testified during a House hearing that the clemency grant had cast a pall of suspicion over the presidency.Why Should He?
In a gross display of unpatriotic ticket-giving, Florida police officers defiled our beloved Uncle Sam by using speed traps to bilk its citizens out of thousands of dollars.
So much for you fireworks, kids. The cops took all of daddy's money
Hundreds of Central Florida motorists were ticketed Monday by a costumed Uncle Sam officer in a weeklong operation targeting speeding holiday drivers.