August 2006

Tim Blair On The ICRC Ambulance Story

August 31, 2006
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Tim Blair homes in on what I always felt was the weakest link in the Red Cross Ambulance story. As I’ve said, it is hard to draw absolute conclusions from images taken a thousand miles away. But the reporting was either terribly done, or that is the real place to begin...

Why Isn’t This News?

August 31, 2006
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One might think that with an American media so attuned to listening to what our friends, allies and even enemies in the International community have to say, we’d see more than a handful of Google News references to a recent exchange between a radio show caller and the Australian Prime Minister...

The Politics Of Big Oil

August 31, 2006
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We only ever hear one side of the Big oil story from the MSM. Blog friend Pundita has an interesting post dealing with another side of the equation.

The production and export of petroleum in Chad are overseen by the Exxon Mobil-led consortium. Under the mechanism, Exxon Mobil … is...

Correction: Byrd And The Secret Hold

August 31, 2006
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Instapundit informs Senator Byrd of West Virginia may also have a secret hold on a spending transparency bill.

That can’t be right. Byrd would never put a choke hold on anything. Everyone knows he prefers a noose.

HuffPo: No Fascism To See Here

August 31, 2006
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In a revealing, though inadequate bit of analysis, R J Eskow at the Huffington Post writes:

IF (Eskow’s quaint abbreviation for the Islamic Fascism he argues doesn’t exist) is a propaganda creation in the classic sense of the term. Anyone with a grasp of history knows that "fascism" entails intense nationalism and...

What A Bunch Of Crap This Is

August 31, 2006
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via Steel No, unfortunately, it isn’t a joke.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview with the chance to see a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool.

Discussion Thread

August 31, 2006
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Air America: The Bankruptcy Of Liberalism

August 30, 2006
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Update: Okay, I was ahead of the curve. Air America bankrupt.

As if one needed more proof that Liberalism in America today isn’t only bankrupt as an ideology, Air America appears to be fast approaching the point of bankruptcy, too. Today they fired Mike Malloy.

Oh, and there’s another wonderful bit besides the...

Hackett Calls Dan Senor “Der UnterFuhrer”

August 30, 2006
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Update: Didn’t take long for Olbermann to do his best to top Hackett. These people are coming unhinged now that’s it’s obvious Bush and Co. are pushing back on the war and the war on terror, pre-election. That video here – Hackett below. My God, that’s the most I have ever...

Couric Comes Out Swinging

August 30, 2006
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In the wake of today’s awkward announcement from CBS that they did indeed alter an image of new CBS Anchor Katie Couric to make her look slimmer, I received the image at right from an unnamed source who claimed to have absolutely no affiliation with Katie Couric, or CBS’ Public...

Only Fools And Carter Rush In

August 30, 2006
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So, Jimmay is willing to meet with a former Iranian President. And the Iranians reached out to him? Might that be because the last time they dealt with Carter they took an embassy, several hostages and eventually Iran itself – along with any Carter hope for a second term?

In case it...

The Useful Idiot Edition

August 30, 2006
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Some of you may remember the large banner featuring Condoleeza Rice with fangs that was unfurled in Lebanon during the war. Powerline has the story on it here.

The image at right is different but is also from Lebanon. It was recently rolled out courtesy of Hezbollah for Kofi...

It Just Can’t Be Edition

August 30, 2006
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Was the San Fran road rage an act of terrorism? No, it just can’t be. Watch the brief video at lgf. Also see an update there that suggests the motive might have been revenge.

Was Katrina an unavoidable natural catastrophe with blame for all levels of govenrment. But, more importantly, did it...

Secret Senator Revealed?

August 30, 2006
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Could be.

Twelve days ago, at a town meeting in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) accused Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) of obstructing his porkbuster-database bill with an anonymous hold.

Buffalo

August 30, 2006
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Finally a locale that gets about as much respect as New Jersey. It’s about time.

“I’ve lived in Buffalo for 38 years and I’ve never heard gunfire.” Thus spoke Newell Nussbaumer, an organizer for Buffalo Old Home Week, a festival aimed at attracting warm bodies to the beleaguered upstate New York locale....

The Thing About Blogging

August 30, 2006
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Everytime you think you’ve had enough, it pulls you back in. Must be my week.

I’m person of the week here at Politics Online..

And Powerline News is listing me as blog of the week next time around. I can’t say I’m disappointed to be, um, following blonde sagacity. How’d I ever...

San Fran Vehicle Rampage

August 29, 2006
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Update: There’s info on an Omeed Aziz Popal here for some type of traffic infraction in 2005.

POPAL OMEED AZIZ     7697923/14/2005

Update2: Much more here

Gateway Pundit has the details and graphics.

One person was killed and at least 14 others injured when a rampaging man intentionally targeted pedestrians with his sport utility...

Secret Senatorial Hold Down To Three

August 29, 2006
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via Allah

Details of what it all means at TPMM

Who’s trying to stop the government from telling its citizens where their tax dollars are being spent? Help find out.

Just before the August recess, the Senate was set to vote on a bill introduced by Sens. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Tom Coburn (R-OK)...

I’d Advise The Blogosphere To Slow Down

August 29, 2006
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As the originator of the Red Cross Ambulance story, I would urge the elements of the blogosphere still running with the story to at least slow down, if not back up. They are increasingly looking like the very drive by media against which we so often rant, running the risk of...

Worthwhile Reading

August 29, 2006
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Light blogging for a while. In the mean time, Memeorandum is always a good place to look for news. Hot Air stays on top of breaking events.

Ace does as well, but also covers a great many other items with worthwhile commentary.

Michelle always has in depth coverage of notable events.

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