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US Soldier Firing SMAW At Insurgent Sniper Hiding In Balcony In Baghdad, Iraq.
Yet another fine vid from prolific LiveLeaker IRAQI TRANSLATOR USMC.
"Dunkin Donuts has capitulated and withdrawn an advertisement for its products following the allegation... that the spokeswoman in the ad was wearing a kaffiyeh, a scarf which is a staple of clothing traditionally worn by Palestinian men," the ANSWER Coalition said in a statement.The kaffiyeh has become a pro-jihad fashion statement for the evil and the hopelessly boneheaded chic worldwide.
Legal discussions about a potentially crucial top secret document that could help clear the Lockerbie bomber should be heard in private, the appeal court in Edinburgh was told Tuesday.Al-Megrahi's lawyers want the document released to the public. It's unclear why they wouldn't agree to the private session.
Britain's top legal officer in Scotland, Advocate General Neil Davidson, told three judges in the case that they should discuss whether the document should be made public behind closed doors and with specially-vetted lawyers.
in Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood's big-budget, Oscar-tipped film of the battle for the Japanese island that opened on Friday in the US. While the film's battle scenes show scores of young soldiers in combat, none of them are African-American. Yet almost 900 African-American troops took part in the battle of Iwo Jima, including Sgt McPhatter.[Lee has pretty much repeated the Guardian's charges] The Guardian is not a newspaper [and Spike Lee is not a director] that likes to let a little fact-checking get in the way of a good rant. If they were, they might have found out that the United States sent 110,000 Marines to invade Iwo Jima. That means that the 900 African Americans who participated represented eight tenths of one percent of the invasion force.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.Clever. Following the first law of politics, point the finger in a slightly relevant (if you cross your eyes and stand on one foot) direction when your chickens come home to rrrooost.
The bill would subject OPEC oil producers, including Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela, to the same antitrust laws that U.S. companies must follow.
The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.Obama also trotted out the "snippet" defense to explain away his wife's belief, spoken aloud at at least two different campaign stops, that, "...for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country [because her hubby is running for president]."
"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him.
"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."The Obamessiah, believing that he had been personally attacked, flew into a snit:
"It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action...[yada-yada-yada]Whoops, looks like Barack has a guilty conscience. White House spokesperson Dana Perino sets him straight:
"I understand that when you are running for office sometimes you think the world revolves around you. That is not always true and it is not true in this case."Another Bush staffer suggested that the President was not referring to a specific individual, though the name of America's worst president, former peanut farmer Jimmah Carter did come up.
For all the hope and excitement Obama's candidacy is generating, some of his field workers, phone-bank volunteers and campaign surrogates are encountering a raw racism and hostility that have gone largely unnoticed -- and unreported -- this election season. Doors have been slammed in their faces. They've been called racially derogatory names (including the white volunteers). And they've endured malicious rants and ugly stereotyping from people who can't fathom that the senator from Illinois could become the first African American president.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution finds a bar owner selling t-shirts comparing Barack to Curious George the monkey, and United Press International has their own anecdotal tale of racial woes.
Norman said those offended are "hunting for a reason to be mad" and insisted he is "not a racist."The bar owner makes a good point; Obama does look a lot like Curious George, even though George's skin looks suspiciously Caucasian. And does this mean that all the Leftists who have compared President Bush to Curious George had some darker, racially charged motive?
Why picture Obama as Curious George? "Look at him . . . the hairline, the ears, he looks just like Curious George," Norman said.
"Being an independent political article, Jane is an effective voice having its strong reverberation in different parts of the world. After their failure to attract Novak to their side, the Yemeni authorities turned to terrorize journalists, harm the reputation of Novak and prevent the circulation of her articles in the country in order not to let the Yemeni journalists know the westerners who back them."From my article after his 2007 arrest (but before his kidnapping):
Dec 2004, he wrote me from jail, "Democracy and freedom are not granted by a leader or a regime, it is a world wide human achievement of all the free people on earth." and "I believe in democracy, freedom, equality and rights and am willing to suffer for their sake simply because I do not wish my children to suffer dictatorship and I will strive to provide them a better future."December 2007: Al-Khiwani told MENASSAT.COM, "I am paying the price for believing the government and its claims about pursuing rise of democracy. After they broke into my house and terrified my family and kidnapped me in public, in front of the Al-Nida newspaper, I have this feeling that the authorities have decided to spill my blood."
May 2004, "We will continue our fight against corrupt crooks at the power center who are annoyed by the reports that have touched their interests," he told the Yemen Times.
December 2006, he wrote to the United Nations, "The State hunts us, abuses our rights, and restrict our freedom of expressions. We were subjected to abduction, forcible disappearance, and illegal and unconstitutional arrests. We are deprived of our livelihood sources because we criticize corruption and the military regime that has been grasping power for 28 years." (The United Nations failed to respond.)
In February 2007, al-Khaiwani was forcibly brought to court related to a published article. "I wished the court showed a similar zest in Anisah Al-Shuabi's case or doing justice to Raash villagers," he noted, referring to women raped by police and an entire village displaced at the whim of a sheik.
February 2007, he said his website Al-Shoura was blocked, "because we are criticizing corruption, the prejudices of rights and freedoms, and our continuing need for political and cultural reforms and good governance."
I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that.NewsBusters has the video as well. It's really a shame that Stephen King seems to have suffered irreversible brain damage when that van hit him a few years ago in Maine.
A message from StephenUnfortunately for King, the video reveals that his imagination has gotten the better of his memory.
That a right-wing-blog would impugn my patriotism because I said children should learn to read, and could get better jobs by doing so, is beneath contempt. Noel Sheppard says, “Nice sentiment when the nation is at war, Stephen.” I guess he feels ignorance and illiteracy are OK when the country needs cannon-fodder. I guess he also feels that the war in Iraq has nationwide approval. Well, it doesn’t have mine. It is a waste of national resources. . . and that includes the youth and blood of the 4,000 American troops who have lost their lives there and for the tens of thousands who have been wounded. I live in a national guard town, and I support our troops, but I don’t support either the war or educational policies that limit the options of young men and women to any one career—military or otherwise. If you agree, find Sheppard on the internet, and send him an email:
“Hi, Noel—Stephen King says to shut up and I agree.”
According to two sources, Winfrey was never comfortable with the tone of Wright's more incendiary sermons, which she knew had the power to damage her standing as America's favorite daytime talk-show host. "Oprah is a businesswoman, first and foremost," said one longtime friend, who requested anonymity when discussing Winfrey's personal sentiments. "She's always been aware that her audience is very mainstream, and doing anything to offend them just wouldn't be smart. She's been around black churches all her life, so Reverend Wright's anger-filled message didn't surprise her. But it just wasn't what she was looking for in a church." Oprah's decision to distance herself came as a surprise to Wright, who told Christianity Today in 2002 that when he would "run into her socially … she would say, 'Here's my pastor!' " (Winfrey declined to comment. A Harpo Productions spokesperson would not confirm her reasons for leaving the church.)Newsweek goes on to say that Obama joined the church partially to discover his racial identity, which was not a consideration for Oprah, who was "secure in her blackness." Both Obama and Winfrey were impressed with the church's outreach programs for the poor. Of course, Hamas does the same thing, and for the same reason - to cultivate an air of legitimacy while raising a crop of hatred.