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  • Seeks to Refute West Point CTC Study

    02/16/2010 1:37:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 266+ views
    JARRET ^ | February 15, 2010, 2:31 pm | Jarret Brachman
    SNIPPET: "A buddy just sent me this link to’s Abu Talha al-Amriki attempting to refute a report by West Point’s CTC in his recent essay, ”A Refutation Of The Claims Of West Point Saying That Al-Qa’ida Kills Mostly Muslims.” For background, RM is a pro-jihadist group of online guys – jihobbyists if you will – that used to be ‘e-mired’ (get it?) by Yousef al-Khattab. If you read my blog, you’ll know al-Khattab recently handed the reigns to Abdallah as-Sayf Jones. There are a number of other contributors to the site, including this “Abu Talha al-Amriki” (I guess his...
  • This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post

    02/14/2010 6:55:29 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies · 416+ views
    CoyoteCrossing ^ | Jan.24 2010 | Chris Clarke
    This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum...
  • In Obama's decision-making, a wide range of influences

    01/25/2010 10:42:58 AM PST · by truthandlife · 37 replies · 728+ views
    As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories, tracking down firsthand reporting and seeking out writers with opinions about his policies. Obama was particularly interested in Atlantic Online's Andrew Sullivan's tweeting of the Iranian elections last year, said an aide, who requested anonymity to discuss what influences the president. When they spoke for attribution, administration officials played down the notion of a Googling commander in chief. "I don't think time permits him to be surfing all the time," Axelrod said, adding that the president reads "magazines like crazy," including the New...
  • (Turncoat Charles Johnson - Little Green Footballs) Right-Wing Flame War!

    01/23/2010 1:25:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 2,088+ views
    NYT ^ | Janury 21, 2010 | Jonathan Dee
    Right-Wing Flame War! By JONATHAN DEE Published: January 21, 2010 Charles Johnson has been writing a blog for almost as long as the word “blog” has existed. A bearish, gentle-voiced, ponytailed man who for three decades enjoyed a successful career as a jazz guitarist accompanying the likes of Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke, Johnson has always had a geek’s penchant for self-education, and in that spirit he cultivated a side interest, and ultimately an expertise, in writing computer code. His Web log, which he named “Little Green Footballs” (a private joke whose derivation he has always refused to divulge), was...
  • No MA Senate Race in LGF-Land

    01/19/2010 12:10:29 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 6 replies · 745+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-19-10 | Stoutcat
    Conservative, liberal, Democrat, Republican, it really doesn’t matter; pretty much the topic of conversation today is the special election being held in Massachusett(e)s to fill the seat left by the passing of Ted Kennedy. It’s a real barn-burner, it is, what with a stolid, leaden Democrat candidate woefully trailing a vibrant and optimistic Republican front-runner (I know, it’s almost unbelieveable). Television, newspapers, blogs are all covering the race with either despair or indifference (Democrat party hacks and the MSM) or breathless admiration and excitement (pretty much everyone else). Except one blog. This particular race doesn’t seem to have hit the...
  • Cyber vigilante takes on Islamic extremists

    01/14/2010 5:49:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 654+ views ^ | January 7, 2010, 03:58 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "I had an interesting demonstration this evening from a hacker who goes by the handle “The Jester” or in so-called l33t speak, th3j35t3r which is his Twitter ID. Since January 1, The Jester has been systematically wreaking havoc with several websites he associates with Al Quiada and Jihadists via a Denial of Service attack delivered over the web through an anonimizer service. The Jester has been documenting his attacks against,,,,,,,, since the beginning of 2010." SNIPPET: "So my message to The Jester (I know you are reading this since I sent...
  • New Study Says New Media Not Very Original

    A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism says that when it comes to reporting new news, old media wins hands down over new media. From Where does the news come from in today’s changing media? Who really reports the news that most people get about their communities? What role do new media, blogs and specialty news sites now play? How, in other words, does the modern news “ecosystem” of a large American city work? And if newspapers were to die—to the extent that we can infer from the current landscape—what would that imply...
  • Question of the Day: How do you spot a Concern Troll or Eeyore?(HillBuzz)

    01/10/2010 3:01:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 78 replies · 1,772+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | 1-10-10
    Some of you have asked us to further explain the difference between Concern Trolls and Eeyores. Well, here goes. Concern Troll = someone who posts on a board, forum, or article and says things like: * “You know, I really like Scott Brown, but it’s Massachusetts, and even though he’s had a surge, it’s Massachusetts, so we should stop phone-banking or working hard and just give up. It’s Massachusetts”. * “Oh, I’ve been so proud of how hard Hillary Clinton has been fighting, but there’s no way she’s going to win Ohio. This is the best board ever, and we...
  • CIA suicide bomber appears on tape with leader of Pakistani Taliban

    01/09/2010 4:40:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 920+ views
    LONG WAR ^ | January 9, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Hakeemullah Mehsud (left), the Leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. and Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi (right), the suicide bomber who carried out the attack at Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan. The al Qaeda operative who killed seven US CIA operatives and guards, and a Jordanian intelligence official, was on a martyr's videotape with the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi, a Jordanian Islamist who was thought to have been turned against al Qaeda, appeared on a videotape with Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of...
  • Do You Have A Blog? If So What Is The URL?

    01/07/2010 9:19:41 AM PST · by OneVike · 34 replies · 662+ views
    1/7/10 | One Vike
    With the explosion of opinionated blogs on the web, and any of a number of sites that will give anyone a chance to blog for free, I was wondering how many Freepers have a blog. If you have one, would you mind sharing your URL address and a little blurb about the theme of your blog. Many here know that I have two blogs, one for my political beliefs and one for my religious beliefs. For me I use the political one as a repository for the articles I write for my local news paper, the Enterprise Record. My religious...

    01/02/2010 9:55:36 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 481+ views ^ | 01/02/2010 | John G. Winder
    As Sarah Palin’s popularity grows so do the number of blogs about Palin, or perhaps Palin’s popularity grows due to the number of blogs available. These blogs now play a vital role in delivering news and information about Sarah Palin and conservative thought that has been abdicated by the mainstream media in the United States.
  • Terror suspect's Houston visit raises questions

    12/27/2009 6:53:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | Dec.27, 2009 | BRIAN ROGERS and PAIGE HEWITT
    As some Houston leaders called on Sunday for measures to help guard against future terrorist attacks, others questioned why the Nigerian man charged with trying to destroy a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit spent time last year in Houston. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is believed to have traveled to Houston in 2008, but no details of the trip were available Sunday. U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston declined to discuss any connection Abdulmutallab might have to the city, saying details of the investigation remain classified. U.S. government officials did confirm that they are looking into his travel itinerary, but the FBI...
  • Around The Backcountry Blogroll

    11/21/2009 7:52:41 AM PST · by jay1949 · 276+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | November 21, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Stack cakes, go-devils, and Abner, the wild monkey of the Smokies.
  • Questions About Facebook

    10/08/2009 8:33:33 PM PDT · by redheadtoo · 31 replies · 1,195+ views
    10-09-09 | redheadtoo
    I am thinking of getting a facebook page. Some friends, and I, wish to start a joint blog to promote our group. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? All the facebook users that I know, just use the page to find old friends. But I want to use it for business purposes. I would appreciate you sharing some of your knowledge
  • Government To Regulate Blogs (Please get this info out!)

    10/07/2009 11:30:30 AM PDT · by U of IL Conservative · 10 replies · 696+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | October 6, 2009 | Tim Andrews
    Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission issued an 81 page document entitled “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” requiring bloggers who write testimonials about products to disclose gifts or payments they receive. So if a company sends you a dollar-store toy, you will be scrutinized by the government, regardless whether you were asked to post a review or not. Whether it be free review copies of books, trips to oil rigs, payments, t-shirts, whatever it is, you better disclose it, to Uncle Sam, or, as the Washington Post reports, you’ll be fined up to $11,000 in fines...
  • Emergency Medical Services Humor

    09/29/2009 5:51:14 AM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 5 replies · 443+ views
    Life Under The Lights ^ | September 29, 2009
    For those of you who appreciate EMS humor, you may find this blog entertaining!
  • Liberal Pond Scum trashing Sarah Palin and Trig, Again.

    09/28/2009 8:31:01 PM PDT · by machogirl · 92 replies · 2,750+ views
    09/28/09 | me
    can't post directly
  • The New Free Republic (ZOT!!)

    09/19/2009 12:51:49 PM PDT · by holly101 · 290 replies · 7,939+ views
    holly101 | 9-19-09 | holly101
    Free Republic used to be the most up to date web site where you could go for the latest news. Now it's been overrun with so many personal blogs and opinions that it's a chore to wade through all the personal stuff to find the real headline news. Even religous post like the daily rants of Joel Osteen, (whom I detest because he's a fake getting rich off gullible Americans)is allowed to be posted on a regular basis but you're not allowed to refute anything he says. Why is he not being put in religion where he belongs? The categories...
  • Teach Your Children Well: An Alternate Lesson Plan for Parents

    09/08/2009 4:53:03 PM PDT · by Portnoy · 1 replies · 185+ views
    The Hippo's Ass ^ | September 8, 2009 | The Hippos Ass
    But this, as someone has said, can be a teachable moment. The real speech you should let your children hear will come Wednesday night, when the President addresses a joint session of Congress, the first non-State of the Union type speech since 9/11. Let your kids hear what the President has to say, then discuss it with them. Might I even suggest a few topics for discussion as well...
  • Uppity:The Liberal dog-whistle of the Obama age, and how to respond to it.

    09/08/2009 5:57:19 AM PDT · by B.Lyle · 14 replies · 1,092+ views
    vanity | 8/9/09 | Brett Lyle
    An archaic, politically incorrect term is beginning to make a comeback in the media and Liberal blogs as a tool to silence critics and end debate on Obama’s policies. Uppity, once a word applied to people of colour who were refusing to be subservient, is now being used by people of colour and Liberals to describe themselves and those they support. This has been happening for some time, but was made particularly obvious during the recent Van Jones scandal. Van Jones himself used the term during his now infamous address at UC Berkley. In a response to a question about...