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  • Letter from a Virginian to Barack Hussein Obama

    10/24/2008 3:32:50 PM PDT · by lancer · 8 replies · 1,498+ views
    Email | Post 4 Oct 08 | Michael Master
    To Barack Hussein Obama, The New York Times carried a story on Saturday, October 4, 2008 that proved you had a significantly closer relationship with Bill Ayers than what you previously admitted. While the issue of your relationship is of concern, the greater concern is that you lied to America about it. The Chicago Sun reported on May 8, 2008 that FBI records showed that you had a significantly closer relationship with Tony Rezko than what you previously admitted. In the interview, you said that you only saw Mr. Rezko a couple of times a year. The FBI files showed...
  • As California Goes, So Goes the Nation...Hmmmmm, I don't hear anyone LAUGHING!

    10/19/2006 4:25:08 PM PDT · by lancer · 17 replies · 898+ views
    Email | 10/19/06 | Sgt. L. Ernie Foucault, San Diego PD (retired)
    I respectfully submit the following commentary on illegal immigration for your benefit and consideration. I was not only born and raised in California, but was a San Diego police officer from the late 60's through the early 90's. More specifically, I was a police supervisor from 1976 on, and was head of the police department's anti-gang unit during the latter 70's. There is a saying, "As California goes, so goes the rest of the country." In the matter of illegal immigration, Pennsylvania's leaders would better serve its citizens by not following California's lead. It would be my pleasure to discuss...
  • What they want

    08/06/2006 6:54:09 PM PDT · by lancer · 26 replies · 891+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | August 6, 2006 | Oliver North
    "What do they want?" It's a query we hear a lot these days. By "they," of course, the questioner means the suicide bombers, the masked men in the video-tape decapitating a hostage, the goose-stepping, black-clad legions parading with AK-47s. "They" call themselves Hamas, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood, Jamaat-Islamiyah, the Mahdi Army or any of a dozen other names for violent terror groups operating with impunity around the world. Five years ago next month "they" were al Qaeda -- thrust onto center stage aboard four aircraft turned into deadly missiles. This spring, "they" were Hamas terrorists firing...

    06/30/2006 6:57:31 PM PDT · by lancer · 57 replies · 1,895+ views
    To the Point Newsletter ^ | 6.28.06 | Jack Kelly
    The battle of Midway Island was the turning point of the Pacific War. Victory at Midway was possible because the U.S. had broken the Japanese naval code. The Chicago Tribune spilled the beans in a story that ran under the headline: "NAVY HAD WORD OF JAP PLAN TO STRIKE AT SEA." President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was furious. He knew that if the Japanese read the story, they'd suspect their codes were compromised, and change them. The president "initially was disposed to send in the Marines to shut down Tribune tower," wrote Harry Evans. "He was talked out of that, then...

    06/26/2006 6:54:35 PM PDT · by lancer · 1 replies · 322+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2006 | AMIR TAHERI
    WHAT should Arabs do to meet the challenges they face in a world not made by, or for, them? Debated in Arab countries since the middle of the 19th century, the question has been posed with even greater urgency since the 9/11 tragedy persuaded many in the West to regard all Arabs as enemies. Remarkably, the answers given today are more or less the same as those of 150 years ago. One answer, long the one most popular with the elites, is that Arabs should Westernize as fast as they can. Abdul-Rahman al-Kawakibi, the father of modern reformism in the...
  • France arrests a "very moderate" imam for terrorism financing

    06/21/2006 7:02:45 PM PDT · by lancer · 2 replies · 343+ views
    Counterterrorism blog ^ | June 21, 2006 | Olivier Guitta
    In fact Dahou Meskine along with sixteen other people were arrested on Monday and Tuesday for allegedly financing Islamic terrorism. The most probable organization that benefited from this money is the Algerian terrorist group GSPC. In fact, investigators found out that hundreds of thousands of Euros were funneled through some organizations and corporations owned by Meskine and his son to dubious NGOs. Nonetheles one of the persons in charge of the investigation acknowledged today to the daily Liberation that it will be tough to prove that this was done solely to finance terrorism. But what's even more troubling is the...

    06/09/2006 6:59:57 PM PDT · by lancer · 11 replies · 695+ views
    To the Point Newsletter ^ | 8 June 2006 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    A buddy of mine came over to my place tonight to celebrate the take-out of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He's on his way to Baghdad to be an advisor to Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malaki. "What advice do you think I should give him, Jack?" he asked me over too much Famous Grouse Scotch. Here's what I told him: "Well, the very first thing he should do is hang Saddam. Get the trial over with tomorrow, take Saddam and every one of his cronies on trial out into the bright Baghdad sunshine and publicly hang the bastards on world-wide television. Then...
  • The Root Cause of the Immigration Crisis

    05/20/2006 6:10:27 PM PDT · by lancer · 97 replies · 2,330+ views
    To the Point Newsletter, Dr. Jack Wheeler ^ | 19 May 2006 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    We're going to get deep and serious here, and I'm going to ask you to reflect on a number of previous articles. We're not going to fulminate against George Bush, illegal immigrant-hiring businesses and the whores in the Senate they pay off, Democrats who see every illegal alien as a potential welfare recipient who will vote for them, or even Reconquista Mexicans attempting to recapture the American Southwest. No, we're going to get to the heart of the matter and figure out the fundamental cause of the problem. The problem that lies at the heart not just of the immigration...
  • True Islam Unmasked

    02/06/2006 3:51:39 PM PST · by lancer · 90 replies · 2,869+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | February 06, 2006 | Barbara J. Stock
    The Islamic Pandora’s Box has been opened and no amount of energy spent trying to push the true face of Islam back in will be successful. The inherent violence, intolerance, and inbred anger of Islam is now out for all to see. The world is watching and the “handful of terrorists who have high-jacked a peaceful religion” doesn’t pass the “laugh test” any longer. An Islamic mob of over 500 marched through the streets of Knightsbridge, England, chanting, “Massacre those who insult Islam!” and issued warnings of further terror attacks by screaming, "Britain, you will pay, 7/7 on its way."...
  • Tempered reaction among American Muslims to cartoon row

    02/05/2006 11:46:47 AM PST · by lancer · 108 replies · 2,349+ views
    Gulf Times (Doha) ^ | 2/5/06 | Editors
    WASHINGTON: Tempered reaction among US Muslims to the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) can be partly attributed to their integration into American society, community leaders say. Fear of reprisals and the fact that the offending cartoons have not been reprinted in any major US newspapers may also have contributed to the lack of street protests and violence, they add. “There is better integration here of communities into the general society than in Europe where integration has not been very effective,” Kareem Shora, of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), said. “This (controversy) echoes the historical...

    02/04/2006 7:33:59 PM PST · by lancer · 94 replies · 3,195+ views
    2/4/06 | Private email
    For 1,000 years, 632-1683, militant Islam spread from Arabia through Spain and into France, where they were defeated in 732 at Tours, and toward China, where they were stopped by the Mongols, and then to Vienna (twice), where they were defeated finally in 1683. They also made it into India and Indonesia, where they remain today, although most left India for West Pakistan and East Pakistan (Bangladesh) in 1947. Islam since 1683 failed to take any land from others, and failed to make any significant advances in science, medicine, literature. music, architecture or art. Almost all their advances, such as...
  • Barrett Report to be published

    01/16/2006 3:34:32 PM PST · by lancer · 59 replies · 2,674+ views
    Fox News Channel | 1/16/06 | Brit Hume
    Brit Hume just reported that the Barrett report is going to be released soon. Says Barrett blames the Bush administration for the delay.
  • Local Insurgents Tell of Clashes With Al Qaeda's Forces in Iraq

    01/12/2006 3:24:30 PM PST · by lancer · 15 replies · 1,039+ views
    New York Times ^ | 1/12/06 | SABRINA TAVERNISE and DEXTER FILKINS
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 11 - The story told by the two Iraqi guerrillas cut to the heart of the war that Iraqi and American officials now believe is raging inside the Iraqi insurgency. In October, the two insurgents said in interviews, a group of local fighters from the Islamic Army gathered for an open-air meeting on a street corner in Taji, a city north of Baghdad. Across from the Iraqis stood the men from Al Qaeda, mostly Arabs from outside Iraq. Some of them wore suicide belts. The men from the Islamic Army accused the Qaeda fighters of murdering their...
  • Once Upon a Time When America Had Christmas

    12/15/2005 5:08:56 PM PST · by lancer · 10 replies · 767+ views
    email | 12/15/05 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    It's December 2030, and I'm shopping with my grandson in a mall in Northern Virginia. We've purchased a gift for a relative. "Gift wrap?" inquired the clerk. "Yes, thanks." "Happy Chanukah, Merry Kwanzaa, or Eid Greetings?" I frowned. The clerk whispered, "Listen, I think there may still be a few rolls of Christmas wrap in the back if you want." My grandson looked up at me and asked, "Why is the man whispering, Grandpa?" The clerk leaned over the counter: "The store's Diversity Regulations stipulate that we're no longer permitted to offer anything saying 'Christmas.'" "Grandpa," David asked, "when did...
  • Barrett Report

    12/13/2005 4:06:32 PM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 2,638+ views
    email | 12/13/05 | Evans-Novak Political Report
    Democrats have their own scandal brewing at the moment, but they are doing much better in covering it up than their Republican counterparts. At issue is the report by David Barrett, the last remaining U.S. independent counsel. Over ten years, Barrett has spent $21 million on the investigation of former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros, who lied to FBI investigators about hush money paid to an ex-mistress. The reason the report and the investigation have taken so long is that allies to Cisneros and the legal team of former President Bill Clinton at the powerhouse Washington law firm of Williams and...
  • Why it isn't Over, Over There

    11/28/2005 4:39:52 PM PST · by lancer · 5 replies · 427+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11/28/05 | Herbert E. Meyer
    Like every other business, the business of war has changed. Centuries ago, a war ended when one army defeated another on the battlefield. But in the modern world of total war , a war isn’t over when one army defeats the other. A war is over when the population of the country whose army has lost abandons all hope; when the people have been crushed so thoroughly – when the daily business of staying alive is so god-awful – that they wish only to clean up the mess and re-start their lives. This is why no Nazi official was able...
  • Historical Review of Iraq Situation A California Lawyer's Perspective on Iraq War

    11/01/2005 6:28:13 PM PST · by lancer · 15 replies · 2,609+ views
    email | 11/1/05 | Raymond S. Kraft
    Subject: Historical Review of Iraq Situation A California Lawyer's Perspective on Iraq War Sixty-three years ago, Nazi Germany had overrun almost all of Europe and hammered England to the verge of bankruptcy and defeat, and had sunk more than four hundred British ships in their convoys between England and America for food and war materials. Bushido Japan had overrun most of Asia, beginning in 1928, killing millions of civilians throughout China, and impressing millions more as slave labor. The US was in an isolationist, pacifist, mood, and most Americans and Congress wanted nothing to do with the European war, or...
  • The doomsday provision

    10/19/2005 4:33:09 PM PDT · by lancer · 6 replies · 561+ views ^ | 10/19/05 | John Stossel
    Guns are dangerous. But myths are dangerous, too. Myths about guns are very dangerous, because they lead to bad laws. And bad laws kill people. "Don't tell me this bill will not make a difference," said President Clinton, who signed the Brady Bill into law. Sorry. Even the federal government can't say it has made a difference. The Centers for Disease Control did an extensive review of various types of gun control: waiting periods, registration and licensing, and bans on certain firearms. It found that the idea that gun control laws have reduced violent crime is simply a myth. I...
  • Cautionary Tale

    10/18/2005 3:07:03 PM PDT · by lancer · 15 replies · 572+ views ^ | October 17, 2005 | Scott Norvell
    <p>California's Marin Independent Journal says a local U-Haul dealership is catching hell from immigrants' rights activists who say a sign at the business beseeching customers not to hire illegal day laborers from the corners nearby is racist. Employees at the dealer in San Rafael, Calif. say the sign is there to protect customers. The sign reads "Please do not hire illegal laborers. We have had numerous reports of injuries, thefts and damages to personal belongings. It is a federal crime to employ or pick up illegal day laborers, punishable by a $5,000 fine."</p>
  • IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana

    09/27/2005 7:06:09 PM PDT · by lancer · 4 replies · 314+ views
    IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana June 3, 2004 IEM, Inc., the Baton Rouge-based emergency management and homeland security consultant, will lead the development of a catastrophic hurricane disaster plan for Southeast Louisiana and the City of New Orleans under a more than half a million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In making the announcement today on behalf of teaming partners Dewberry, URS Corporation and James Lee Witt Associates*, IEM Director of Homeland Security Wayne Thomas explained that the development of a base catastrophic...
  • poll highjacked

    08/02/2005 7:02:53 PM PDT · by lancer · 5 replies · 183+ views poll ^ | 8/2/05 |
    Looks like the Dummies have highjacked the WND poll. The question is "What do you think about profiling to find terrorists?" Right now, 41.14% of 14,389 respondents say "It would result in innocent people being targeted and arrested." Now, you and I know that seldom do 14,389 people respond to a WND poll. And if they were regular WNDers, they sure wouldn't pick that response! So, do your duty, go to the site, vote your conscience and come on back to FR and enjoy the feelin'. Your welcome...
  • Research and recall

    07/31/2005 6:02:59 PM PDT · by lancer · 8 replies · 177+ views
    7/31/05 | Self
    I'm looking for an efficient way to record the names and biographical data of various persons and organizations and their links with each other. I have tried MSAccess, but it does not seem workable. There are several Freepers who do an excellent job of finding references to articles or names and posting it quite fast. I'd like to know how they store and recall that data so quickly.
  • Mary Jo Kopechne

    07/12/2005 6:29:43 PM PDT · by lancer · 116 replies · 6,996+ views
    E-mail | July 11, 2005 | Mary Jo Kopechne
    From Mary Jo Kopechne I would have been 65 years of age this year. Read about me and my killer below. When Sen. Ted Kennedy was merely just another Democrat bloating on Capitol Hill on behalf of liberal causes, it was perhaps excusable to ignore his deplorable past. But now that he's become a leading Republican attack dog, positioning himself as Washington's leading arbiter of truth and integrity, the days for such indulgence are now over. It's time for the GOP to stand up and remind America why this chief spokesman had to abandon his own presidential bid in 1980...
  • Muslims Settle 'Prayer in the Workplace' Dispute

    03/18/2005 5:01:52 PM PST · by lancer · 186 replies · 2,930+ views ^ | March 18, 2005 | Susan Jones
    An Islamic civil rights group says it has reached a settlement with the Dell computer company involving 31 Muslim employees who wanted to time out from work to pray at sunset. Coincidentally, a bill reintroduced in Congress on Thursday would address situations such as the one at Dell. The workers walked off their assembly-line jobs at Dell's computer manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tenn., last month when they were told they had to choose between praying on the job or losing the job. Devout Muslims pray five times a day.) In a settlement announced late Thursday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • Holland may test applicants from the East

    02/05/2005 4:53:30 PM PST · by lancer · 7 replies · 370+ views
    BRUSSELS -- Under a government proposal, largely Third World people applying to live in the Netherlands will have to take an examination to prove they understand the language and culture. The test will require 350 hours of study and cost $468. A video designed to capture the essence of Dutch life would be sent to applicants in their home countries. The video offers images of windmills, tulips, a description of the flag and a brief biography of William of Orange. As an early warning of the liberal mores, it also shows topless women sunbathing and a homosexual wedding. It is...
  • History Test

    02/04/2005 4:19:49 PM PST · by lancer · 4 replies · 401+ views
    To the Point ^ | 2/3/05 | Thomas H. Lipscomb
    Please pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test. The events are actual cuts from past history. They actually happened! Do you remember? In 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by: ...a. Superman ...b. Jay Lenno ...c. Harry Potter ...d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40 In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by: ... a. Olga Corbett ...b. Sitting Bull ... c. Arnold Schwarzenegger ...d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over...
  • Geologist gave repeated alerts

    01/02/2005 6:26:51 PM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 1,858+ views
    Timesonline ^ | January 2, 2005 | Jonathan Leake
    A LEADING geologist repeatedly warned Indonesian officials that an earthquake and tsunami would soon strike their shores, it emerged this weekend. Kerry Sieh, professor of geology at California Institute of Technology, has been studying the region for nearly a decade. Last July he became so concerned at the likely massive loss of life that he printed and distributed 5,000 posters and brochures around some of the islands later hit by the earthquake. He addressed church congregations and schools to tell people what to do in an earthquake. His main advice was for people to live away from shorelines. Sieh had...
  • DoD Tsunami Disaster Relief

    12/30/2004 3:23:06 PM PST · by lancer · 13 replies · 597+ views
    American Forces Press Service | 12/29/04 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2004 — Three Marine Corps disaster relief assessment teams are on the ground or about to arrive in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, and at least two P-3 aircraft are conducting initial reconnaissance of damaged areas as a wide range of other Defense Department assets works its way to tsunami-stricken regions of the Indian Ocean. U.S. Pacific Command has marshaled assets ranging from carrier strike groups to water purification ships to aircraft to provide emergency support for victims following the Dec. 26 earthquake and subsequent tsunamis, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James Conway, director of operations for the...
  • Winston's Folly: Imperialism and the Creation of Modern Iraq by Christopher Catherwood

    12/26/2004 6:49:29 PM PST · by lancer · 10 replies · 660+ views
    Guardian Unlimited Books ^ | November 27, 2004 | John Charmley, reviewer
    The Eastern Question that haunted the chancelleries of 19th-century Europe has returned to haunt George Bush and Tony Blair; or rather, the consequences of the failure to find a satisfactory answer to it have blighted all attempts to create a new international order in the aftermath of the cold war. This book is required reading for anyone wanting to have an informed opinion on recent events in Iraq; the fact that its author worked for Blair's "Strategic Futures Unit" makes one wonder why the prime minister did not spend more time reading history and less commissioning dodgy dossiers. There are...
  • 'They Weren't Going To Get This Bird'

    12/01/2004 6:47:59 PM PST · by lancer · 7 replies · 1,192+ views
    Army Times | 11/22/04 | Matthew Cox
    TALL AFAR, Iraq - The ramp drops and the infantry scouts sprint out the back of their Stryker vehicle, their gear rustling in the early-morning calm of the streets. The only other sounds heard during the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment's Oct. 13 sweep for insurgents are roosters crowing in the distance. But the scene was dramatically different just five weeks earlier, when another routine sweep landed these soldiers in an all-out fight to recover a downed American helicopter and its crew. No media were on hand to record the battle in this northern Iraq city of more than 300,000,...
  • The New Model?

    11/29/2004 6:15:36 PM PST · by lancer · 32 replies · 1,156+ views ^ | 11/29/04 | Ron Smith
    If you’ve ever wondered what this country will look like down the road, say 30-40 years hence, there is a metropolitan area right now that is probably a pretty accurate model for the future of the United States as a whole. Nicholas Stix, writing in November’s Middle American News (the story is not yet available online), points out that in Los Angeles right now there are 8,000 unsolved murders, 50% of its students fail the high school graduation exam, half of the working population is illiterate, 41% are foreign-born and in L.A. County, 54% don’t speak English at home. Crime...
  • Fighting the good fight

    11/26/2004 12:13:35 PM PST · by lancer · 8 replies · 502+ views ^ | 11/26/04 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- In 1864, 11 of the 36 United States did not participate in the presidential election. Was Lincoln's election therefore illegitimate? In 1868, three years after the security situation had, shall we say, stabilized, three states (not insignificant ones: Texas, Virginia and Mississippi) did not participate in the election. Was Grant's election illegitimate? There has been much talk that if the Iraqi election is held and some Sunni Arab provinces (perhaps 3 of the 18) do not participate, the election will be illegitimate. Nonsense. The election should be held. It should be open to everyone. If Iraq's Sunni Arabs...
  • Judge Bork to be on Fox News Channel "later this afternoon."

    11/07/2004 8:54:03 AM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 2,508+ views
    Fox News Channel | 11/07/04 | Eric Shawn
    That's all there is, but thought many here would like to keep an eye/ear out for the timing, which Eric didn't mention.
  • A Compelling Point of View

    10/29/2004 3:49:52 PM PDT · by lancer · 504+ views
    E-mail | October 25, 2004 | Anonymous by preference
    Dear Friend: Thank you for your telephone call yesterday. My muted reaction did not do justice to your eloquent soliloquy on why one should not vote for Bush's reelection. I offer the following thoughts, belatedly. Although I concur in some of the points you made, ABB is not a good enough reason for me, especially when the alternative is so much worse. Consider: Kerry has scant executive experience, and despite two decades in the Senate, no record at all of meansurable accomplishment. Rather, he has concentrated on opposing policies and legislation that benefit our country. Not only did he lie...
  • Depths of bigotry at Columbia

    10/28/2004 4:44:46 PM PDT · by lancer · 15 replies · 1,224+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, October 28th, 2004 | Editorial
    The evidence that Columbia University classrooms are infected by a culture of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli bigotry grows ever stronger. On film and in person yesterday, students described an intimidating atmosphere in which professors treat Jews with scorn and insist on adherence to the view that Israel is evil. The students' accounts at a screening of "Columbia Unbecoming" were shocking. An Israeli Army veteran said Prof. Joseph Massad demanded to know how many Palestinians he had killed. Another student quoted Massad telling a class, "The Palestinian is the new Jew and the Jew is the new Nazi," and "I will not...
  • Open letter to Vietnamese-Americans, Vietnam and other Veterans concerning the upcoming elections

    10/27/2004 3:09:49 AM PDT · by lancer · 15 replies · 973+ views
    E-mail | 10/26/04 | Mike Benge
    From Mike Benge Former VN POW, '68-73 Many people including Vietnamese-Americans, Vietnam and other Veterans and others, especially the younger generation, know very little about the Vietnam War. Even the Vietnam Veterans by and large knew little more than a microcosm of what was going on other than their little part of "Hell." Almost everyone has seen the picture of the South Vietnamese General summarily executing a Viet Cong, but was never told that this VC was part of a special assassination unit that had just finished cutting off the legs of the dependents, wives and children, in the police...
  • Debate Poll

    10/09/2004 7:15:09 AM PDT · by lancer · 2 replies · 646+ views
    WBAL-AM 1090, Baltimore, MD ^ | 10/9/04 | Bruce Elliott
    Don't forget to vote in Bruce Elliott's tracking poll leading up to the elections. Each week, listeners are asked to vote how they were affected by the debate and how they intend to vote.
  • Subject: Presidential Election -- America's apology

    10/07/2004 4:45:00 PM PDT · by lancer · 6 replies · 475+ views
    E-mail ^ | E-mail received 10/7/04 | Don Bendell
    Check out the accuracy of Don Bendell's piece yourself. It was checked on and nothing was found to contradict the information. To verify for yourself, click on the links in this letter. Subject: Presidential Election -- America's apology This is an open letter from Don Bendell -- it's something to really think about. Check the links at the bottom for proof and more info. Don Bendell is a former Green Beret captain, who served in Vietnam on an A-Team and in the Top Secret Phoenix program in 1968 and 1969, as well as in three other Special Forces Groups....
  • Another Vietnam? From the October 11, 2004 issue: What is the "lesson of Vietnam"?

    10/02/2004 5:09:03 PM PDT · by lancer · 38 replies · 710+ views
    Weekly Standard, Volume 010, Issue 05, 10/11/04 ^ | 10/2/04 | David Gelernter, for the editors
    JOHN KERRY is famously hard to pin down; you can reach out to grasp his opinion only to find that it has flitted away like a bashful butterfly, or a goldfish you are trying to catch with your bare hands. But nowadays his pronouncements and campaign ads are easy to read. They suggest that Iraq is like Vietnam; that our top priority is accordingly not to win but to get out. John Kerry evidently believes, a propos Vietnam, that we should have run away sooner. Many Americans disagree. Many Americans believe that we should have stood by our friends until...
  • This poll is a good one and needs freepin'

    10/02/2004 12:20:37 PM PDT · by lancer · 10 replies · 456+ views ^ | 10/2/04 | Bruce Elliott
    Bruce Elliott is the host of a talk show every Saturday morning from 0700-1200 on WBAL, 1090AM out of Baltimore. At 50KW, it covers a lot of territory. He has a running poll going that is taken every week until election time. He's trying to show how the listening audience moves as we move through the campaign.
  • Kerry concedes we won the war

    09/28/2004 4:46:27 PM PDT · by lancer · 26 replies · 1,486+ views ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Why is it that the press likes to report some misstatements by politicians but not others? John Kerry gave a highly covered, nationally televised speech last week at Temple University. The substance of the speech was front-page news across the country. Sound bites from it led all the major newscasts. It was analyzed by talking heads. It was rewritten into wire service reports. But no one – not one news agency, not one analyst, not one commentator – mentioned Kerry's slip of the tongue. It was an embarrassing one for the presidential candidate. After he made it and corrected himself,...
  • Osama's top deputy caught? Report claims al-Zawahiri nabbed in Pakistan

    09/27/2004 2:54:23 PM PDT · by lancer · 62 replies · 2,707+ views ^ | 9/27/04 | WorldNetDaily
    Osama bin Laden's top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been captured in Pakistan, according to a report quoted by Israel Radio today. The Jerusalem Post says Pakistani forces operating against al Qaida strongholds in the country report capturing the Egyptian national, who was formerly the head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which operated in the past against the Cairo regime. Earlier today, Lt.-Gen. David Barno, commander of the coalition forces in Afghanistan, told Reuters bin Laden and other senior al-Qaida leaders are most likely hiding in Pakistan and that they have been assisting Taliban remnants in efforts to disrupt the Oct....
  • Dan Rather's producer

    09/25/2004 12:40:46 PM PDT · by lancer · 22 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | 9/25/04 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- The executive producer of CBS's "60 Minutes" midweek broadcast, who partially blamed the Bush White House for bogus documents used by Dan Rather, is a former staffer for New York Democrats who was still making political contributions while on the network's payroll. Josh Howard served on the staff of Rep. Stephen Solarz and worked for Sen. Charles Schumer when Schumer was a state assemblyman, a background confirmed by CBS. Federal election reporting records show that Howard, identifying himself as a CBS employee, contributed $1,000 in each of Solarz's last two campaigns for Congress in 1990 and 1992. When...
  • Mr. Kerry and the FBI

    09/11/2004 6:11:52 PM PDT · by lancer · 17 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | 9/10/04 | Gary Aldrich
    We are apparently amidst a national conversation between the Kerry campaign and the mainstream media about President Bush’s military records when he served as a fighter pilot in the National Guard. The question of whether he missed a physical or several meetings seems to be asked over and over again. The catalyst for all these questions is the federal records which are kept about each member of the Armed Forces. These documents are the best evidence of what really happened at that time. Of lesser value are the memories of various individuals who served with George W. Bush. Did they...
  • Intervening in Iraq

    08/25/2004 7:26:54 PM PDT · by lancer · 1 replies · 316+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/25/04 | Sylvain Charat
    As a duty of memory, it is necessary, on the eve of the presidential election, to give a clear and definitive look at one of the most crucial events of the Bush administration and understand there was no room for hesitation. First, the U.S. intervention was legitimized by the U.N. Charter itself....Therefore, undertaking a military course of action was legitimate, and the United States respected the spirit and principles of the U.N. Charter. Second, it was not a new war.... Military intervention was necessary, and even a moral obligation, to eradicate this threat. Third, to this military threat must be...

    08/09/2004 6:47:58 PM PDT · by lancer · 31 replies · 682+ views
    Hannity and Colmes | 8/9/04 | lancer on a rant
    I just waited through 25 minutes of blather from Lanny Davis (thank God for the mute button) waiting for Alan to come on. Got five minutes of Alan and then the skull says we have to go now and they've been talking non-stop about Hacking. What is wrong with Hannity? He spends half his air time, radio and TV, giving these idiots free reign! Fair and balanced, OK, but this is stupid (IMHO)!
  • Denzel vs. Meryl on Jesus & Bush

    07/29/2004 3:39:28 PM PDT · by lancer · 17 replies · 2,484+ views ^ | July 29, 2004 | World Net Daily
    "Manchurian Candidate" stars Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep may be promoting a movie together, but they are not of one mind when it comes to religion and politics, as a recent interview on NBC's "Dateline" revealed. Katie Couric asked Streep about her appearance at a John Kerry fund-raiser, where she criticized President Bush by saying: "Through the shock and awe I wondered which of the megaton bombs Jesus, our president's personal savior, would have personally dropped on the sleeping families of Baghdad." "It was a question about, when you put Jesus on the campaign bus to stump for you, you...
  • Explaining the Arab-Israeli conflict through numbers

    07/27/2004 5:52:49 PM PDT · by lancer · 7 replies · 524+ views ^ | July 27, 2004 | Dennis Prager
    For the many readers who have requested a brief synopsis of the moral arguments in the Arab-Israeli conflict, I offer the following list of numerical data. Number of times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Old Testament: over 700 Number of times Jerusalem is mentioned in the Koran: 0 Number of Arab leaders who visited Jerusalem when it was under Arab rule (1948 to 1967): 1 Number of Arab refugees who fled the land that became Israel: approximately 600,000 Number of Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries: approximately 600,000 Number of U.N. agencies that deal only with Palestinian refugees: 1 Number...
  • Texas cop exposes truth of America's border security

    07/12/2004 3:15:50 PM PDT · by lancer · 42 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | 7/12/04 | David Watson
    I have been employed as a police officer, a town marshal (yes, Texas still has a few), and a deputy sheriff. All this within seven years. I do not have to worry about speaking out and getting fired anymore – I am pretty much blackballed from the profession. On [Joseph Farah's radio] show, I have heard uninformed people state that the police did nothing about this or that illegal alien problem. I cannot speak for the rest of the world, but here in Texas, you can't touch them. You cannot even ask them for a green card. You cannot even...
  • A war with two fronts

    07/07/2004 4:32:49 PM PDT · by lancer · 2 replies · 472+ views ^ | 7/5/04 | Diana West
    Ever hear about the Battle of the Humvee? That's what I'm calling a May skirmish fought by soldiers of the 37th Armored Regiment's 2nd Battalion in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. In what became a six-hour firefight, Americans battled followers of Moktada al-Sadir to secure the hulk of a burning Humvee. It's not that our soldiers fought because the flaming wreck amounted to a tin can's worth of military value. They fought, as Capt. Ty Wilson of Fairfax, Va., explained to The Washington Post, because "We weren't going to let them dance on it for the news. Even (with)...