Monday, December 31, 2007

Bhutto Assassination Video Emerges

It seems to show Bhutto being shot, contrary to Pakistani government claims that she fractured her skull by bumping her head on a sunroof lever.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sunday Funny

Saturday, December 29, 2007

ABC News: Heterosexuals Are 'Perverts'

Let's say you're a healthy straight male walking through a park in Columbus, Ohio when an attractive woman wearing only a bathing suit bottom (topless sunbathing is legal in Columbus) beckons you. She chats, drapes her leg over your shoulder, and asks to see your penis. As soon as Captain Happy pokes his head out, undercover police move in to arrest you for public lewdness.

Being entrapped is bad enough. Adding insult to injury, ABC News headlines its story, "Topless Woman Lured Perverts in Police Sting."

Got that? Playing sausages and bungholes in the bushes is just fine, but a normal male response to overtly seductive behavior from a half-naked woman is "perverted."

Sounds like Columbus, Ohio has way too many police on the payroll, and way too little idea about how to deploy them effectively.

Sounds like ABC has way too many perverts on their payroll.

Vermont Activist Advocates Open Treason

As the Surge continues to work as planned desperate lunatic fringe lefties get more and more idiotic.

From CNN:
A group in Brattleboro is petitioning to put an item on a town meeting agenda in March that would make Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney subject to arrest and indictment if they visit the southeastern Vermont community.

"This petition is as radical as the Declaration of Independence, and it draws on that tradition in claiming a universal jurisdiction when governments fail to do what they're supposed to do," said Kurt Daims, 54, a retired machinist leading the drive.
Without the will and wherewithal (and luck, or, perhaps, a beneficent Providence) to enforce the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers would have gone down in history as traitors to the Crown.

Kurt's little hissy fit is simply treason, without any noble purpose.

Stupid syrup-sucking stump jumper.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Bon Anniversaire Á Moi

That's right, it's Bluto's birthday.

Below, an unusually dedicated fan lights a birthday candle for me.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated

From The Sun:
At least 20 people were killed when the bomber struck after opposition leader Mrs Bhutto addressed a political rally, witnesses said.

It has been reported that Mrs Bhutto was shot in the neck and the chest before the bomber blew himself up.

Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto’s party who was at Rawalpindi General hospital, said Mrs Bhutto died at 6.16pm Pakistani time (1.16pm GMT)
Bhutto's supporters immediately blamed Musharaff's government for the attack:
Nawaz Sharif, another former premier and leader of a rival opposition party, rushed to the hospital and addressed the crowd.

“Benazir Bhutto was also my sister, and I will be with you to take the revenge for her death,” he said. “Don’t feel alone. I am with you. We will take the revenge on the rulers."
However, opposition parties, and others, are more likely to benefit from the chaos caused by Bhutto's murder than is Musharaff.

Update: Al Qaeda Claims Responsibility

From adnkronos international:
A spokesperson for the al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed responsibility for the death on Thursday of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

“We terminated the most precious American asset which vowed to defeat [the] mujahadeen,” Al-Qaeda’s commander and main spokesperson Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid told Adnkronos International (AKI) in a phone call from an unknown location, speaking in faltering English. Al-Yazid is the main al-Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.

It is believed that the decision to kill Bhutto, who is the leader of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP), was made by al-Qaeda No. 2, the Egyptian doctor, Ayman al-Zawahiri in October.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Her Struggle

Excerpted from a post by Good Lt. at The Jawa Report:

Remember Maryscott O'Connor - that frothing-at-the-mouth nutroot psycho hosebeast that the Washington Post saw fit to do a pointless, slobbering profile on last year?


Well, after having a knock-down-drag-out falling out with Mr. "Screw them," and most recently, she's completely jumped the shark and let her inner neo-Nazi out for the all the world to see (I got a lot of screencaps in case she decides to start scrubbing). A sample:
I now find myself, for the first time in my life, hating Jews. I find myself hating the Jews on this site, both the Jews who have conducted their malicious campaign against me for so long and the Jews who have stood by in silent solidarity with them, never saying a word against their vile attacks, their cruelty and ugliness.

I find myself thinking that Proximity perhaps has the right idea, that Jews regard other human beings as objects, to be sacrificed to the interests of Jews. That Jews will always stand with other Jews no matter their guilt, and against non-Jews, no matter their innocence. The face of Jews has become unspeakably ugly in my sight, because of the ugliness of the Jewish haters here.
When you become so insane that even the Kossacks turn on you...

Read the rest.

NYT Writer Trashes Hillary's 'Experience'

But wouldn't it be cheaper to hire the surgeon's spouse for your next operation?

The New York Times' Patrick Healy writes disparagingly of what the Clinton campaign touts as Hillary's unique experience as co-president:
But during those two terms in the White House, Mrs. Clinton did not hold a security clearance. She did not attend National Security Council meetings. She was not given a copy of the president’s daily intelligence briefing. She did not assert herself on the crises in Somalia, Haiti and Rwanda.

And during one of President Bill Clinton’s major tests on terrorism, whether to bomb Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, Mrs. Clinton was barely speaking to her husband, let alone advising him, as the Lewinsky scandal sizzled.
Here's the real money quote:
And, in the end, she did not feel or process the weight of responsibility.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24, 2007

Waterboarding: A Call to Martyrdom

Mark Bowden, writing in The Philadelphia Inquirer, offers his defense of waterboarding as a tool for gathering operational information (as opposed to gathering legally actionable evidence):
It is an ugly business, and it is rightly banned. The interrogators who waterboarded Zubaydah were breaking the law. They knew they were risking their careers and freedom. But if the result of the act itself was a healthy terrorist with a bad memory vs. a terror attack that might kill hundreds or even thousands of people, it is a good outcome. The decision to punish those responsible for producing it is an executive one. Prosecutors and judges are permitted to weigh the circumstances and consider intent.

Which is why I say that waterboarding Zubaydah may have been illegal, but it wasn't wrong.
Accepting, for the sake of argument, Bowden's definition of waterboarding as "torture," what is the logical outcome of his viewpoint? That our interrogators must operate with the knowledge that they are subject to arrest and imprisonment at any time, just for doing their jobs effectively.

How long will we be able to find patriotic, courageous people willing to do what they must to save innocent lives, knowing all along that their careers and freedom are hostage to the whims of cowardly, hypocritical politicians who will sell them up the river for a few percent swing in a close election?

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday Funny

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Jawa Responds to Whiny Little Internet Jihadi Bitch

Vinnie of The Jawa Report posts this video response to one of the pussy internet terrorist supporters that Jawa readers have gotten booted off several hosting sites:

Wow. Sucks to be him.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Al Qaeda Propaganda, Operations Networks Disrupted in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed one terrorist and detained 19 suspected terrorists during operations Wednesday and today targeting al-Qaeda networks in central and northern Iraq.

During coordinated operations in Baghdad Wednesday and today, two wanted individuals were detained for their involvement in the al-Qaeda in Iraq media and propaganda network. The individuals are also reportedly associates of a suspected terrorist, who was detained by Coalition forces Dec. 9 for his role in the same network (see MNF-I press release A071209a, “Al-Qaeda networks disrupted; Coalition forces detain 10 suspects,” dated Dec. 9, 2007).

The ground force discovered caches of media and propaganda materials during both operations. In addition to the wanted individuals, the ground force detained four suspected terrorists Wednesday.

During an operation in Tarmiyah today, Coalition forces detained a wanted individual believed to be closely associated with an al-Qaeda in Iraq leader for the network operating north of Baghdad. The wanted individual is reportedly responsible for facilitating the flow of information to senior terrorists in the network, which is responsible for car-bombing and improvised explosive device attacks, as well as extortion, intimidation, weapons trafficking and the facilitation of foreign terrorists. In addition to the wanted individual, the ground force detained one suspected terrorist on site.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Growing Number of Scientists Doubt Man-made Global Warming

From the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works:
Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007.

Even some in the establishment media now appear to be taking notice of the growing number of skeptical scientists. In October, the Washington Post Staff Writer Juliet Eilperin conceded the obvious, writing that climate skeptics "appear to be expanding rather than shrinking." Many scientists from around the world have dubbed 2007 as the year man-made global warming fears “bite the dust.” (LINK) In addition, many scientists who are also progressive environmentalists believe climate fear promotion has "co-opted" the green movement.

Juba 3 Video Sucks

I noticed the increase in traffic here since the terrorist scumbags at Islamic Army of Losers in Iraq released the new Juba III video. Yes I have a copy and if you are some terrorist sympathizer wanting a copy email Howie and I'll tell you to go f*ck yourself.

Oh and if you are still waiting on that super awesome copy to download because the other links are dead. You're welcome.

OK OK Ok here it is Juba III.

I call it Juba III because youtube took down the other copy, but thank goodness Liveleak still has it Juba II is on google vid. That makes this one Juba III. Right?

OK, sorry here's the real Juba video.

Allahu Ackbar indeed!

More info on pwning the Juba 3 video here at The Jawa Report.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Memorial to the Omaha Mall Victims

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Some Bilal Hussein Charges Come Out

The New York Times finally gets around, in the fifth paragraph of this story, to reporting some of the charges lodged against alleged Iraqi "journalist" Bilal Hussein:
A spokesman for the military said that Mr. Hussein had been detained as “an imperative security threat” and that he has persistently been “treated fairly, humanely and in accordance with all applicable law.”

In a lengthy e-mail message, the spokesman said that Mr. Hussein had been named by “sources” as having “possessed foreknowledge of an improvised explosive device (I.E.D.) attack” on American and Iraqi forces, “that he was standing next to the I.E.D. triggerman at the time of the attempted attack, and that he conspired with the I.E.D. triggerman to synchronize his photograph with the explosion.”
This is likely to be one of the photos that won Hussein a Pulitzer. The Associated Press, who employed Hussein, the Gray Whore, and the rest of the MSM just cannot seem to fathom what is wrong with employing locals without any serious vetting.

This, despite Adnan Hajj, Green Helmet, and the rest of the propagandists who have turned Western wire services into house organs for Islamist terrorists. Mainstream reporters just figure that, so long as their local "journalists" are allies in the War on Bush, they have to be all right.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Channeling Tawana Brawley?

The story of the conservative Princeton student being beaten unconscious after receiving email death threats didn't get much coverage outside of The Princeton Tory, but, apparently, it was a hoax anyway.

From The New York Sun:
A student at Princeton University who said he was beaten unconscious by two black-clad assailants Friday has said that he fabricated the assault, and that he sent e-mail death threats to himself, three other Princeton students, and a prominent conservative professor at Princeton, Robert George, police said today.
If this report is true, this is despicable behavior, if not psychotic.

His injuries had been described as too serious to have been self-inflicted.

Update: The Princeton Tory reports that Francisco Nava had perpetrated a hoax while a student at the Groton School, writing "Die Fag" outside his room.

Send the ACLU a Christmas Card

Crossposted from: Stop The ACLU:

Its become a popular yearly tradition now to send the Anti-Christian Liars Union grinches a Christmas card. I personally think its ineffective, and that the money you waste on a stamp for the organization to toss in the shredder would be better served towards a good cause. So, I encourage you to save that money, dig a little deeper, and contribute to an organization that fights the ACLU and defends Christmas. The Alliance Defense Fund, and the ACLJ are both great organizations that defend Christmas each year. The Alliance Defense Fund does it for free. Why not help groups like that out this year?

However, from experience last year...I know that many will insist on sending the ACLU a Christmas card. Afterall, it is tradition. If that is how you want to make your message...we have some great greeting cards and postcards available at our online store. Plenty of other great Christmas gifts too.

Send your Christmas card to the ACLU at:

125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York , NY 10004

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sunday Funny

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Dramatic NASCAR Finish For the Dems?

The Washington Post covers the latest scandal here, and MSNBC's Tom Curry asks the question, is Hillary toast?

Could it go down like a race: the two top drivers swapping the lead back and forth, when suddenly, contact; one of them takes the other into the wall, letting number three motor around the mess and on to the checkered flag?

With Hillary's campaign co-chair, Bill Shaheen, forced to resign after bringing up Barack Obama's admitted teen drug experimentation, the story has grown legs. As for Obama, while voters were willing to give George W. Bush a pass on youthful indiscretions, the charges from Hillary's campaign play just too nicely into white fears of black teen drug culture...though MSM outlets won't likely charge "racism" the way they would if a Republican had mentioned Obama's past. Combined with Obama's lack of experience and naiveté on foreign affairs, who knows how this will play out?

And then John Edwards may find himself with an open road to the nomination.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lest We Forget

Conquer or Die (the YouTube identity of The Jawa Report's Vinnie) made this poignant video featuring faces that have faded from the pages of the mainstream media as their captivity continues.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Facebook Jihad

Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report reports in detail about one of the newer fronts in the cyberwar against Islamic Jihad - the social networking website Facebook:
Facebook is designed to attract young people and allow them to easily share pictures, video, articles, and generally stay in touch. It seems many terrorist groups and their supporters have seen that as the perfect combination for recruitment. To sign up, all they need is an email- many use fake names, like this guy who used the name of the Gama’at Al-Islamiyya terror group.

From there, they need to set up a Facebook Group to attract people. Groups like 14 Shabat, Muslim Brotherhood, and even some Al-Qaida wannabes are featured.
Read the rest.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Submit or Die

A Canadian father enforces the wearing of the hijab:
A 16-year-old girl died in hospital late Monday night, hours after police in Mississauga received a call from a man saying he had killed his daughter.

Muhammad Parvez, 57, has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his daughter, Aqsa Parvez. He will appear Tuesday in a Brampton court.

The victim's 26-year-old brother, Waqas Parvez, has been charged with obstructing police.

Students at nearby Applewood Heights Secondary School in Mississauga said the teen had recently clashed with her family after ceasing to wear a hijab and adopting a more Western style of dress.
Is there any middle ground, or does France, of all places, have the right idea in banning this outward expression of repression?

Thanks to Howie of The Jawa Report.

Allah Came to Him in His Cell

The waterboarding lasted about 35 seconds before Abu Zubaida broke down, according to Kiriakou, who said he was given a detailed description of the incident by fellow team members. The next day, Abu Zubaida told his captors he would tell them whatever they wanted, Kiriakou said.

"He said that Allah had come to him in his cell and told him to cooperate, because it would make things easier for his brothers," Kiriakou said.
Kiriakou said that he has come to regard waterboarding as "torture," but he credits the 35 second "torture" of Zubaidah with foiling several planned terrorist attacks, and says that it, "probably saved lives."

Would you shove a red hot poker up a terrorist's ass to save your children? I'd try waterboarding first, but keep the iron in the fire, just in case.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Plain Clothes Cop Witnessed Joe Horn Shooting...

...and one or both suspected burglars may have been shot in the back.

From the Houston Chronicle:
The two burglary suspects killed by Pasadena homeowner Joe Horn were shot in the back after they ventured into his front yard, police disclosed Friday.

In another twist, investigators revealed that a plainclothes Pasadena detective witnessed the Nov. 14 shootings after he pulled up in an unmarked car seconds before Horn fired three shots from his 12-gauge shotgun.

The men, who had just burglarized Horn's neighbor's house, faced him from seven to 10 feet away when they ignored his order to "not move"or they would be dead, police said.
Horn's attorney says that the fact that a police officer witnessed the shooting and Horn was not arrested bolsters Horn's self-defense claim.

But, under Texas law, it may not matter.

Commenter hamous at the Lone Star Times notes this section of Texas law that might be used to legally justify Horn's actions:
§ 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or
tangible, movable property:

(1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.41; and
(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:
(A) to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal mischief during the nighttime; or
(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated
robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and
(3) he reasonably believes that:
(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or
(B) the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the land or property would expose the actor or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1,
But the next paragraph in the statute raises doubts about Horn's authority to protect his neighbor's property:
§ 9.43. PROTECTION OF THIRD PERSON'S PROPERTY. A person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property of a third person if,
under the circumstances as he reasonably believes them to be, the actor would be justified under Section 9.41 or 9.42 in using force or deadly force to protect his own land or property and:

(1) the actor reasonably believes the unlawful interference constitutes attempted or consummated theft of or criminal mischief to the tangible, movable property; or
(2) the actor reasonably believes that:
(A) the third person has requested his protection of the land or property;
(B) he has a legal duty to protect the third person's land or property; or
(C) the third person whose land or property he uses force or deadly force to protect is the actor's spouse, parent, or child, resides with the actor, or is under the actor's care.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1,
Maybe this is why Horn's attorney is claiming self-defense as justifiation for shooting the two men.

The dead men have been identified as illegal aliens from Columbia, one of whom was deported from the US ten years ago.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Pelosi, Other Dems, Briefed on Interrogation Techniques in 2002

We are shocked, shocked, that liberal politicians could be so disingenuous.

Long before it became clear that terrorist interrogations could be used as a political tool, the CIA was showing members of congress exactly how interrogations of captured terrorists worked.

From the Washington Post:
In September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), was given a virtual tour of the CIA's overseas detention sites and the harsh techniques interrogators had devised to try to make their prisoners talk.

Among the techniques described, said two officials present, was waterboarding, a practice that years later would be condemned as torture by Democrats and some Republicans on Capitol Hill. But on that day, no objections were raised. Instead, at least two lawmakers in the room asked the CIA to push harder, two U.S. officials said.
Of course at this point in time, liberal nutbags like Al Franken were still in their "red hot poker up the ass" mode, but give the Left credit, when they see a chance to stick a finger in the President's eye while endangering the entire country, they go for it, hammer and tongs.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, December 08, 2007

NBC Rejects Ads Thanking Troops - Updated and Bumped

Update: Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters reports that NBC had no problem running a antiwar ad during the Today Show.

Also, a Drudge Report blurb says that NBC has reversed its decision due to "...pressure from outraged viewers."

NBC has rejected the two spots below because Freedom's Watch, the group that produced them, is "too political" and lists their URL in the ads.

Of course, if Freedom's Watch removes their URL, the ads would then appear to be PSAs produced by NBC - not that NBC or any MSM outlet has a reputation for being thankful to the troops who put their lives on the line to guarantee the MSM's right to slander those same troops. And to endanger them and compromise their mission by disseminating classified information about secret programs. And print helpful diagrams showing the weak spots in their body armor. And, of course, no mainstream outlet would offer a discount for a group's ad that uses a bad pun to accuse a serving general of treason. Not that there's a double standard at work here or anything.

And don't you dare question their patriotism.

Bush Admin Told CIA Not to Destroy Tapes

Update: The actual videotapes are no longer necessary. Leftist shill Kevin Drum has been able to psychically reconstruct the tapes in his mind:
So here's what the tapes would have shown: not just that we had brutally tortured an al-Qaeda operative, but that we had brutally tortured an al-Qaeda operative who was (a) unimportant and low-ranking, (b) mentally unstable...
Amazing. For his next trick, Drum will use his mental powers to ascertain the true identity of Jack the Ripper.

Interesting. The New York Times is now reporting that CIA officials were advised not to destroy videotapes of terrorist interrogations:
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 — White House and Justice Department officials, along with senior members of Congress, advised the Central Intelligence Agency in 2003 against a plan to destroy hundreds of hours of videotapes showing the interrogations of two operatives of Al Qaeda, government officials said Friday.

The chief of the agency’s clandestine service [Jose A. Rodriguez Jr.] nevertheless ordered their destruction in November 2005, taking the step without notifying even the C.I.A.’s own top lawyer, John A. Rizzo, who was angry at the decision, the officials said.
There appear to have been valid operational reasons to destroy these tapes, not the least of which was to prevent al Qaeda and other terrorist leaders from viewing details of CIA interrogation techniques, and protecting the identities of the interrogators. No one could seriously doubt that the videos would have eventually made their way to YouTube.

Unfortunately, operational security must take a back seat to congressional witch-hunts these days. That means the motivations for destroying the tapes are muddled. Was Rodriguez practicing some CYA, or were the operational security considerations foremost in his mind?

We'll never know, though we'll undoubtedly be subjected to the spectacle of congressional investigations whose sole purpose is to promote the political stock of the investigators.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Day of Infamy

December 7, 1941: forces of the Empire of Japan attack the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. More than two thousand four hundred Americans die in the attack, sixty-six years ago today.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Boy Scout Laws: Philadelphia Edition

The city government of Philadelphia has decided that tolerating homosexuality (don't ask, don't tell) is not enough for the Philadelphia chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. Since the Scouts refuse to advocate homosexuality by welcoming openly gay scouts and scout leaders, the city has reneged on their lease and will evict them.

The Philadelphia Scouts are too stubborn to make these simple changes to the twelve Scout Laws:

A Scout is Trustworthy.
A Scout is Loyal.
A Scout is Helpful.
A Scout is Friendly.
A Scout is Courteous.
A Scout is Kind.
A Scout is Obedient.
A Scout is Cheerful.
A Scout is Thrifty.
A Scout is Brave.
A Scout is Clean.
A Scout is Reverent.

Gay activists: doing their best to bone the Boy Scouts and stick their genitals in America's face with impunity.

Philadelphia's city government: "You will obey the dictates of the State in every thought and deed or suffer the consequences."

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

One Dead, Several Wounded in Omaha Mall Shooting

Update II: The shooter has been identified as 20-year-old Robert A. Hawkins, a white man from Bellevue.

Update: 9 innocents dead and the shooter committed suicide. The guy under the bench apparently was not involved, but was arrested in the confusion.

Reports are confused; but seem to agree that at least one man is dead and several other people are wounded. Some reports say that a young black male in camo pants and a black hoodie has been arrested after being found hiding under bus stop bench. 35-40 shots reported.

You can listen to a live stream from Nebraska radio station KFAB here.

A Jawa Report source within earshot of the sirens says that there is no indication of Islamist terrorism at this time.

Al Qaeda in Iraq: 'Coalition Has Destroyed Us'

Michael Moore's "Freedom Fighters" have taken it big time up the pooper, despite the best efforts of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Jack Murtha, and their fellow travellers.

Via The Jawa Report:

Only 200 al Qaeda Fighters Left Alive in Iraq

All the rest? Dead or captured. I heard about this yesterday, but hadn't taken the time to check it out yet. Friend of the Jawa and sometimes collaborator Jveritas reports:
In his speech released yesterday Abou Omar Al Baghdadi the supposed leader of the Islamic State in Iraq which is Al Qaeda in Iraq said that only two hundered Mohajeroon are left in Iraq. Mohajeroon which means immigrants in Arabic are the foreign terrorists who came to fight in Iraq. This is yet the most stunning admission by Al Qaeda in Iraq that they are totally destroyed and from the tens of thousands of foreign terrorists they had, almost all of them are killed and captured and only two hundreds are left.
Read the rest at The Jawa Report.

Google Blogger Harassment?

Now that my blog will have been in publication for three years come January, Google has decided that it might be a "spam" blog. That means that every time I post, I have to enter one of those annoying word verifications. And the word verification NEVER works on the first try.

I'd be interested to hear from other longtime Blogger users if they're also being subjected to this idiocy. Especially conservative bloggers, as I suspect that no liberal blogs are affected.

Huckabee's Willie Horton

ABC's The Blotter reports on a nasty skeleton in Mike Huckabee's closet:
A Missouri mother says she will do "whatever it takes" to stop former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from becoming president, because he freed the man who went on to rape and murder her daughter, Carol Sue Shields (pictured).

"I can't imagine anybody wanting somebody like that running the country," Lois Davidson of Adrian, Mo., told the Blotter on
Huckabee isn't being tarred with this brush merely because he happened to be governor of Arkansas at the time:
Wayne Dumond was initially sentenced to life plus 25 years for raping a 17-year-old Arkansas high school cheerleader. In 1999, a parole board voted to free Dumond, after then-Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his desire to see him released.

A former parole board member tells ABC News that Huckabee exerted strong pressure on the board to release Dumond.
Since Huckabee seems to be enjoying favor with the mainstream press, it remains to be seen what sort of legs this story will have.

Thanks to Bithead of BitsBlog.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Blog Comment Poser Arrested

A teacher pretending to be a rightwing nutjob has been arrested and suspended from his job because of a comment he left on a blog.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
West Bend - As readers of a conservative blog debated the subject of teacher salaries, a writer using the pseudonym "Observer" weighed in.

The West Bend teachers' salaries made him sick, the person wrote, adding that the 1999 Columbine High School killers had the right idea.

"They knew how to deal with the overpaid teacher union thugs. One shot at a time! Too bad the liberls (sic) rip them; they were heros (sic) and should be remembered that way," the writer said.

But police say the writer was a teacher himself - and the past president of a teachers union - apparently posing as a teacher-hater.

James Buss was arrested Thursday by West Bend police, and the 46-year-old Cudahy man could face criminal charges. He has been suspended from his job as a teacher at Oak Creek High School.
While this poseur deserved to be outed and embarrassed for pretending to be something he wasn't, Owen at Boots & Sabers thinks the arrest is "a gross overreaction" to the comment. I agree.

Thanks to Tongue Tied.

Philadelphia Pols Move to Bone Boy Scouts

From Fox News:
The Cradle of Liberty Council—Philadelphia's Boy Scout chapter—has been housed in an historic building in downtown Philly for almost 80 years, paying almost nothing for the prime piece of proprety under the terms of a 100-year sweetheart lease it inked with the city in 1928. But that lease is set to expire, and city officials say the taxpayer's shouldn't be footing the Scouts rent bill because of it's national policy banning openly gay members and leaders. The Scouts must either pony up the fair market rent for the space—about $200,000 a year—or find a new home.

"If they want to accept the national policies of the Boy Scout organization they have to be able to pay for it," said Philadelphia City Councilman Jack Kelly.

According to a letter the Boy Scouts received from City Solicitor Rome Diaz, the Boy Scouts have until Dec. 3 to sign a new lease and start paying for the use of the property, or the city will find a new tennant and the scouts will be evicted.

Diaz, who is openly gay, refused FOX News' request for an interview.
Philadelphia's city government is determined to cornhole the Scouts, despite an earlier outpouring of rage that crashed the Philly mayor's email system.

Thanks to Jay at Stop the ACLU.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Happy Chanukah From the Al Qaeda Dancers

What's that music?

They should stick to the dancing, their martial arts "skills" are teh ghey.

Thanks to Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report.

Raw Vid of Joe Horn Protest/Counter-Protest

Regional racepimp Quanell X leads his bullyboys of the New Black Panther Nation into Joe Horn's neighborhood. The counter-demonstration seems to be more than he bargained for.

Audio of the Joe Horn 911 call.

Hugo Loses

Venezuelan Dictator-in-waiting Hugo Chavez's proposals to become president for life and take Venezuela down the path of socialism were defeated by a narrow majority:
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Hugo Chavez suffered a stinging defeat Monday in a vote on constitutional changes that would have let him run for re-election indefinitely and solidify his bid to transform this major U.S. oil provider into a socialist state.

Voters defeated the sweeping measures by a vote of 51 percent to 49 percent, said Tibisay Lucena, chief of the National Electoral Council, with voter turnout just 56 percent.
The question is, though, if Chavez, the darling of many moonbat Hollywood celebs, will abide by the results of the vote.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

NRO Shows TNR How It's Done

Editor Kathryn Jean Lopez of the National Review Online apologizes to readers for blog posts made by W. Thomas Smith Jr. that contained unconfirmed reports and unacknowledged educated guesses:
Bottom line: NRO strives to bring you reliable analysis and reporting — whether in presenting articles, essays, or blog posts. Smith did commendable work in Lebanon earlier this year, as he does from S.C. where he is based, as he has done from Iraq, where he has been twice. But rereading some of the posts (see "The Tank" for more detail) and after doing a thorough investigation of some of the points made in some of those posts, I've come to the conclusion that NRO should have provided readers with more context and caveats in some posts from Lebanon this fall. And so I apologize to you, our readers.
Smith offers his explanation here.

Contrast NRO's reaction to The New Republic's months of stonewalling and complaints of conspiracies within the military before issuing a lugubrious pseudo-retraction. Note also that Lopez manages to make her point in four succinct paragraphs, while TNR's Franklin Foer blathered on for 13 pages before coming to the point, sort of, on the fourteenth.

Sunday Funny

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The New Republic Sort of Retracts the Scott Thomas Bullcrap Stories

TNR editor Franklin Foer makes readers wade through 13 pages of self-pitying crap, eventually to reach this pseudo mea culpa regarding the Scott Thomas Beauchamp stories* on page 14:
When I last spoke with Beauchamp in early November, he continued to stand by his stories. Unfortunately, the standards of this magazine require more than that. And, in light of the evidence available to us, after months of intensive re-reporting, we cannot be confident that the events in his pieces occurred in exactly the manner that he described them. Without that essential confidence, we cannot stand by these stories.
Foer blames everyone in sight, from conservative bloggers to Scott Thomas Beauchamp to military PR folks (oddly, neither President Bush nor Global Warming are mentioned), until finally coming out and implying that TNR became so enamored of the truthiness of the tales that they failed to verify anything before going to print. The hope seems to be that most readers will give up long before page 14, and be left with vague impressions of Foer's earnestness.

Bob Owens, who has been on top of this story from the beginning, and whose blog Confederate Yankee is mentioned by Foer, explains at Pajamas Media why Foer should be fired.

* Beauchamp wrote stories for The New Republic, under a pseudonym, saying that US troops mocked a disfigured woman in uniform, wore a piece of a child's skull on their heads, and deliberately ran over dogs with Bradley fighting vehicles.

Newsbimbo Makes 'If I Offended Anyone' Non-Apology

Don't you just love these "...if I offended anyone..." non-apology apologies?

Yes, Erin, you did offend a few people, not only those who hold the office of the Presidency in high regard, but also, those who are horrified that the state of modern journalism has sunk so abysmally low that fluffy bits of brainless eye candy, such as yourself, can make a living pretending to know what you're talking about.

Here's the video of the original shameful incident.

The Tragedy of Senile Dementia

Via HotAir, video of repellent leftist newsfossil Helen Thomas showing her ass to Dana Perino:

Repellent Leftist Newsfossil Helen Thomas

Thanks to Rita for the tip.