Showing posts from September, 2006

Strickland's Plans for Ohio

As part of our continuing coverage of the Blackwell - Strickland Ohio race for governor, here's a snippet about what the Democratic Challenger Strickland Plans for Ohio...

Dallas Police: Owen's overdose 'accidental'

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Dallas police have classified Terrell Owens' case as an "accidental overdose," not an attempted suicide, closing their investigation Thursday of the Cowboys receiver's hospitalization. Dallas police chief David Kunkle said he has "great confidence in the original officer report," which said rescue workers were called to the scene because of an attempted "suicide by prescription pain medication." The police document also said a friend described Owens as being depressed and that Owens said "Yes" when asked whether he was trying to harm himself.
Whether this incident was an accident, or a unconsciously motivated suicidal gesture, time will ultimately tell.

Thomas Sowell: This Week's Revelations

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This past week has told us more than we wanted to know about ourselves and about our enemies. There was far more controversy over remarks made by the Pope than over the violence unleashed by Muslims against people who had nothing to do with what the Pope said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 file photo. Graham cannot serve as a member of Congress and as a military judge at the same time because it violates the separation of powers spelled out in the Constitution, a military court ruled Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) That our enemies do not understand the significance of free speech in a free society, where things that offend us can be denounced without indiscriminate violence, is bad enough. But that we ourselves seem headed further down the slippery slope of self-censorship is chilling.

Tolerance has been one of the virtues of western civilization. But virtue…

T.O. Attempts Suicide?

According to a Dallas police report obtained by News 8, Dallas Cowboys star receiver Terrell Owens attempted suicide Tuesday night.


Read the Dallas Police Report

Gov. Sonny Perdue to increase Georgia teacher's salaries

from the Sonny Perdue for Georgia Campaign...

Teachers in Georgia can expect a four percent across-the-board pay raise, with
more than 50 percent of teachers receiving a seven percent pay raise. This will occur due to an expected 1.24 billion dollar increase in revenues, 72 percent of which will be dedicated to education.

Democrats sic Hillary on Steele

from the Steele for Maryland campaign...

"Democrat party bosses in Maryland and throughout the country must be pretty scared of my campaign and our recent success. We already know they are planning to run a million dollars worth of TV ads to "knock" me down and "discredit" me, and now they are going to release one of the most partisan, controversial, and divisive members of their party to campaign against me: Hillary Clinton."

Update 9/27: Michael Steele just said on the Laura Ingramham show that he has about 30 percent of the black vote in Maryland. He calculates that he should need only 20 percent to win! Looking good...

Iraq is not in chaos.

Here's a quote from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani who was interviewed last Wednesday by Newsweek-Washington Post's Lally Weymouth in New York.

Iraq is not in chaos. There are many provinces that are calm -- where people live in prosperity. . . . I want to assure the American people that Iraqis are now enjoying democracy and human rights and are struggling to secure the country.

More Lies from the MSM about the War on Terror

More of What You Won't Read in the NYT

by Spook86

Yesterday, we noted that the MSM (along with their fellow travelers in the intel community), had apparently "cherry-picked" information from a recent National Intelligence Estimate, making their case that the Bush Administration's War on Terror had actually made the problem worse. In closing, we observed that if the NIE was that biased, it represented a grave disservice to both the community and the nation. Thankfully, the actual NIE is not the harbinger of disaster that the Times and WaPo would have us believe. According to members of the intel community who have seen the document, the NIE is actually fair and balanced (to coin a phrase), noting both successes and failures in the War on Terror--and identifying potential points of failure for the jihadists.

Related: Pelosi fails to close House for secret NIE discussion

Bush outfoxes Dems again: declassifies NIE report

The real Clinton emerges

By Dick Morris

From behind the benign façade and the tranquilizing smile, the real Bill Clinton emerged Sunday during Chris Wallace’s interview on Fox News Channel. There he was on live television, the man those who have worked for him have come to know – the angry, sarcastic, snarling, self-righteous, bombastic bully, roused to a fever pitch. The truer the accusation, the greater the feigned indignation. Clinton jabbed his finger in Wallace’s face, poking his knee, and invading the commentator’s space.

But beyond noting the ex-president’s non-presidential style, it is important to answer his distortions and misrepresentations. His self-justifications constitute a mangling of the truth which only someone who once quibbled about what the “definition of ‘is’ is” could perform.

Clinton told Wallace, “There is not a living soul in the world who thought that Osama bin Laden had anything to do with Black Hawk Down.” Nobody said there was. The point of citing Somalia in the run up to 9-11 is th…

The Clinton Interview w/ related quotes

"The president seems to be able, the former president seems to be able to deny facts with impugnity. Bin Laden is alive today because Mr. Clinton, Mr. Sandy Berger, and Mr. Richard Clarke refused to kill him. That's the bottom line. And every time he says what he said to Chris Wallace on Fox, he defames the CIA especially, and the men and women who risk their lives to give his administration repeated chances to kill bin Laden."

Terrorism Analyst Michael Scheuer

Source: Newsbusters

The secretary of state's response to Clinton's claim that he "left a comprehensive anti-terror strategy" for Pres. Bush's adminstration during the presidential transition in 2001.

"We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda," Rice responded during the hourlong session.

Source: New York Post

Charlie Rangel: Well Said!

'You do not come into my country, my congressional district, and you do not condemn my president. If there is any criticism of President Bush, it should be restricted to Americans, whether they voted for him or not. I just want to make it abundantly clear to Hugo Chavez or any other president, do not come to the United States and think because we have problems with our president that any foreigner can come to our country and not think that Americans do not feel offended when you offend our Chief of State'...

---Charlie Rangel D-NY


Prominent Democrats Comment on Iraq, WMDs

Since it appears that revisionism is the word of the day, I just wanted to revisit the thoughts of some prominent Democrats about WMDs in Iraq:

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons-of-mass-destruction program.
--Bill Clinton, 1998

Iraq is a long way from [the USA], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risk that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.
--Madeline Albright, 1998

He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.
--Sandy Berger

Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons-of-mass-destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.
--Nancy Pelosi

There is no doubt that . . . Saddam Hussein has invigorated his weapons programs. R…

The Facts About Clinton and Terrorism

Original Article

When it comes to Bill Clinton’s record on terrorism, there’s no need to invent fictional scenarios to show how ineffective he was; the truth is bad enough. A few months after 9/11, Byron York went through the record — including the former president’s habit of taking polls to see how he should respond to terrorist attacks —and came up with this report, from the December 17, 2001 issue of National Review.

Take the "Bush Lied, People Died" Challenge

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Among the many distortions, misrepresentations and outright falsifications that have emerged from the debate over Iraq, one in particular stands out above all others. This is the charge that George W. Bush misled us into an immoral or unnecessary war in Iraq by telling a series of lies that have now been definitively exposed.

Democrats Undermine Pres. Bush at Nation's Peril

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman on Friday criticized Republicans who accuse Democratic critics of the Iraq war of encouraging terrorists, arguing such talk "demeans the freedom we are all fighting for." This week, House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Democrats "are more interested in protecting the terrorists than protecting the American people." Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has raised the specter of Nazi appeasers in his attacks on war critics, part of the GOP's steady drumbeat of rhetoric contending Democrats are weak on national security.

Man Who Bribed Congressman William Jefferson Sentenced

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Kentucky businessman who admitted paying more than $400,000 in bribes to a Louisiana congressman was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison. Vernon Jackson, 54, of Louisville, is a key figure in the federal investigation of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. The chief executive of the telecommunications firm iGate Inc. said he paid the bribes to gain the congressman's help in obtaining business deals in Africa.

Armitage's Deception Exonerates Scooter Libby

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When Richard Armitage finally acknowledged last week he was my source three years ago in revealing Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA employee, the former deputy secretary of state’s interviews obscured what he really did. I want to set the record straight based on firsthand knowledge. First, Armitage did not, as he now indicates, merely pass on something he had heard and that he ‘‘thought’’ might be so. Rather, he identified to me the CIA division where Mrs. Wilson worked, and said flatly that she recommended the mission to Niger by her husband, former Amb. Joseph Wilson.

In Honor of Al Gore....

who is thinking of running for President again...

Here's MRM's Top Ten Responses To: "How Fat is Al Gore?"

10.He's so fat, when he appears in public the band plays "Hail To The Beef"

9.He's so fat, the Florida Election Commission is recounting his chins

8.He's so fat, he'll only take money from the Chinese if it comes with egg rolls

7.He's so fat, instead of apples, his students place margarine on his desk

6.He's so fat, the Secret Service has added one agent just to guard his ass

5.He's so fat, his belt gave a concession speech

4.He's so fat, he asked Bush if he can be ambassador to KFC

3.He's so fat, he had one of Dick Cheney's heart attacks

2.He's so fat, the Liberty Bell is now the second largest thing with a crack

1.He's so fat, Clinton is thinking of hitting on him

Falcons ...All Season Long!

The Full Story

CHARLOTTE — Warrick Dunn figured Atlanta's dominating performance over Super Bowl favorite Carolina would come as a surprise.

"Most people didn't think we could that," said Dunn after he rushed for 132 yards in the Falcons' 20-6 win over the Panthers on Sunday. "We've added some guys who have been to the Pro Bowl. There's an emphasis to get to the next level."

One of those newcomers, John Abraham, had two sacks and two forced fumbles, while Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes as the Falcons erased memories of their 44-11 loss to the Panthers.

Now Clinton Attempts to Circumvent First Amendment

Look who is so concerned about telling the truth....

Dear Bob,

Despite press reports that ABC/Disney has made changes in the content and marketing of "The Path to 9/11," we remailn concerned about the false impression that airing the show will leave on the public. Labelng the show as "fiction" does not meet your responsibility to the victims of the September 11th attacks, their families, the hard work of the 9/11 Commission, or to the American people as a whole.

At a moment when we should be debating how to make the nation safer by implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, "The Path to 9/11" calls into question the accuracy of the Commission's report and whether fabricated scenes are, in fact, an accurate portrayal of history. Indeed, the millions spent on the production of this fictional drama would have been better spent informing the public about the Commission's actual findings and the many recommendations that have yet to be acted…

Citizen Soldiers Undeterred by PC Environment

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a big turnaround from a year ago, the U.S. Army will achieve its 2006 goal of 80,000 new soldiers despite lingering reluctance by some potential recruits to join amid the Iraq war, officials said on Friday. Adding recruiters, sweetening enlistment bonuses, accepting older volunteers and even tolerating more tattoos helped the active-duty Army rebound from fiscal-year 2005 when it fell almost 7,000 recruits short of 80,000, officials said.

Snow Calls Out Journalist on "Down Low"

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NEW YORK - A not especially eventful press briefing at the White House today turned rancorous with NBC's David Gregory telling Press Secretary Tony Snow, "Don't point your finger at me," and Snow accusing the newsman of being "rude" and delivering Democratic talking points (imagine that).

Q: It's not a Democratic argument, Tony.

MR. SNOW: Let me answer the question, David.

Q: But hold on, let's not let you get away with saying that's a Democratic argument.

MR. SNOW: Okay, let me -- let's not let you get away with being rude. Let me just answer the question, and you can come back at me.

Q: Excuse me. Don't point your finger at me. I'm not being rude.

MR. SNOW: Yes, you are.

Digitized Bovine Squeezings


Sunday Nite Funnies: Bush on MRM

Joe Wilson is a Liar...Not Scooter Libby

Read it and weep

Washington - We're reluctant to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame's cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage.

Scooter Libby Defense Fund

Star Wars Missile Defense System Success!

Original Article

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military shot down a target ballistic missile over the Pacific on Friday in the widest test of its emerging antimissile shield in 18 months, the Defense Department announced. The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said it had successfully completed an important exercise involving the launch of an improved ground-based interceptor missile designed to protect the United States against a limited long-range ballistic missile attack.