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  • The ABC commentator formerly known as Fred Thompson (Thompson no longer with ABC?)

    07/05/2007 1:22:58 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 21 replies · 805+ views ^ | 7/4/07 | Jared Bridges
    The blog Fred Thompson-N-Mo points out the fact that FDT is now a former commentator for ABC Radio. That’s right, ABC News now speaks of the Fred Thompson Report in the past tense: THE FRED THOMPSON REPORT: ARCHIVES The Fred Thompson Report contained the commentaries and opinions of Fred Dalton Thompson. Mr. Thompson is a former Republican senator from Tennessee, and former ABC News Radio contributor. Fred Thompson’s commentaries included his views… Given the fact that a presidential candidate really couldn’t continue such a commentary due to equal-time constraints, I wonder what Sen. Thompson might be up to…
  • The amnesty cloture vote — in order (HotAir has video of Brownback vote switch)

    06/28/2007 12:37:33 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 27 replies · 1,158+ views ^ | 06/28/07 | Allahpundit
    Say, how come there are 47 yes votes when the roll says there were only 46? Ah, my friends, that’s because Sam Brownback turned out to be the weaseliest “no” vote of all. He voted yes right at the very beginning, during the alphabetical vote, probably thinking that cloture was going to pass. Then, when it died, he switched to a no. I almost wish he was pulling more than 1% in the presidential polls so we could hammer him into oblivion with that. As it is, I’ve captured his moment of shame for posterity on video. I think that’s...
  • Cloture Fails! Bill Dead! 53 No Votes!

    06/28/2007 11:32:01 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 78 replies · 2,516+ views ^ | 06/28/07 | Dean Barnett
    The bill has died. Trust me, no one will be sitting shiva for it at, and not just because I’m the only one who knows what “sitting shiva” means. Actually, Medved also knows what “sitting shiva” means, and maybe he’ll be doing it on behalf of everyone else at Townhall who is instead celebrating like it’s VJ Day. (Reports that Matt Lewis surprised Mary Katherine Ham with a kiss like the one seen in the picture of above are unconfirmed.) So where do we go from here? Let’s take ‘em one by one, starting with the biggest winners and...
  • Domenici will vote against cloture tomorrow

    06/27/2007 1:11:30 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 40 replies · 1,313+ views ^ | 6/27/07 | Michelle Malkin
    3:59pm update. Vote is underway on tabling a Dodd amendment. Meantime, Noam Askew hears that Domenici will vote against cloture tomorrow. There’s buzz that Nelson and Bond are also likely no’s.
  • Tancredo wins surprise immigration vote

    06/15/2007 1:13:17 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 399 replies · 13,691+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 15, 2007 | Chris Barge
    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted to withhold federal emergency services funding for "sanctuary cities" that protect illegal immigrants. Anti-immmigration champion Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sponsored the measure, which he says would apply to cities such as Denver and Boulder. He was elated by its passage, which stunned critics and supporters alike.
  • Night Of The Lott Long Knives? (Lott and the "problem" of talk radio)

    06/15/2007 9:34:58 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 119 replies · 3,305+ views ^ | 6/15/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    Geez, Senator Lott is really unhappy with "talk radio" and some of his colleagues: The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.” I think that this is a complaint that the old days were more fun for senators, and that the senators especially don't like the new media's ability to inform, inspire and direct public opinion. The end result of...
  • The GOP Plays Fredo (Lott Throws in with Kennedy)

    06/07/2007 2:30:01 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 73 replies · 1,811+ views ^ | 6/7/07 | Dean Barnett
    What an odd day. Trent Lott, our very own Senatorial Republican Whip, has essentially declared war against the Republican base. Meanwhile, Harry Reid is pleading with George W. Bush to twist enough Republican arms so McCain-Kennedy can live through the night. To offer a cinematic metaphor, McCain-Kennedy is currently Vito Corleone lying helpless in a hospital bed. Reid is begging W. to play Michael Corleone and rush to the hospital to hide the Godfather before Solazzo’s goons can finish him off. Bush would probably comply, too, but as we’ve long known, this bill’s champions are all a bunch of Fredos,...
  • Standing Up for Scooter Libby

    06/07/2007 12:28:23 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 25 replies · 949+ views ^ | 6/7/07 | Joseph Bottum
    Scooter Libby was sentenced on Tuesday to thirty months in jail and a $250,000 fine. And I can’t much stand the bloodsports of American politics anymore. At the time of his conviction, I wrote a small essay about my friendship with Scooter—others knew him better, but we had a genuine literary friendship, free from the politics that infects too much conversation in America these days. And I, along with many others, wrote a letter to the sentencing judge pleading for mercy. Bill Kristol has perhaps the strongest reaction to this week’s imposition of an enormous sentence. And Kristol’s furious indictment...
  • Republican Senate Whip Lott To Republican Senators And Republican Base: Drop Dead

    06/07/2007 12:01:28 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 161 replies · 4,692+ views ^ | 6/7/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    From the WaPo, word of the continuing GOP meltdown: Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said he has told the most virulent Republican opponents that he will not tolerate a raft of amendment votes designed simply to filibuster the measure, and he castigated his own party's senators for their vote switches. "We're going to do this damned thing, and if we don't, I think we should dissolve the Congress and just go home," Lott fumed. The sooner the Republican Senate caucus can find 41 votes to declare the bill beyond repair, the better of the GOP will be. The presidential...
  • Fred Thompson Obtains The Services Of Tim Griffin

    06/06/2007 2:48:43 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 38 replies · 2,299+ views
    The Atlantic Online ^ | 6/6/07 | Marc Ambinder
    Here's an interesting addition to the growing, un-revealed, unofficial presidential campaign of Ex-Sen. Fred Thompson : J. Timothy Griffin, the former RNC research whiz and Army JAG prosecutor who served, briefly, as a U.S. Attorney in the second district in Arkansas. Griffin, you'll no doubt recall, was selected with White House input to replace prosecutor Bud Cummins in AR when Griffin returned from serving a tour of duty in Iraq. Griffin is advising Thompson on communications and message and will probably be a consultant to Thompson's presidential campaign. Griffin was a very early, very informal adviser to AR Gov. Mike...
  • McCain Opts Out Of Ames, Too (I smell fear!)

    06/06/2007 2:45:24 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 13 replies · 929+ views
    The Atlantic Online ^ | 6/6/07 | Marc Ambinder
    A statement from campaign manager Terry Nelson: "In light of today's news, it is clear that the Ames Straw Poll will not be a meaningful test of the leading candidates' organizational abilities, so we have decided to forego our participation in the event." Not a surprise. Why would McCain want to spend $3 million? Mitt Romney's in a big bind. He'll do well after winning Ames only if there's an expectation that he might not do well or if the field is competitive.
  • Thompson Raises $220K Online in 18 Hours

    06/06/2007 11:47:08 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 160 replies · 2,635+ views ^ | 6/6/07 | Patrick Ruffini
    Sources close to the Thompson campaign have passed along the following first-day results for Averaged close to 1,500 people per hour signing up as friends Averaged $12,000 per hour in contributions Raised more than $220,000 dollars via the website Seen just under half of the Friends send a message to others asking them to sign up or give. We'll see what traffic measuring services like Alexa say in a day or so, but this has to be considered a powerful shot across the bow.
  • Pirates 3

    05/25/2007 9:17:01 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 20 replies · 599+ views
    me me me | 05/25/07 | Me
    I got to see Pirates 3 last night and I'm curious if anyone else did too? It was a fun movie but they really REALLY needed to cut about 45 minutes out. SPOILERS BELOW . . .
  • A Decree from Markos

    05/22/2007 8:56:00 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 15 replies · 841+ views ^ | 5/22/07 | Dean Barnett
    Under the headline, “Record Everything They Do,” Kos wrote yesterday: Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them. All it takes is one "Macaca" incident to transform a race or create one where one didn't exist. As the Montana incident blogged earlier today showed, a video can knock out prospective candidates before they even enter. And this is no longer about finding one big blunder to put on a campaign commercial. It's about using video and (free) technologies like YouTube to build narratives about opponents, using their own words, at their own...
  • Semantics, Misnomers, Political Correctness and Plain Old Barnyard Sweepings

    04/27/2007 2:27:52 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 12 replies · 606+ views ^ | 4/27/07 | Charlie Daniels
    I think it was Shakespeare who said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Well political correctness and the stuff we shovel out of the barnyard after the bulls have spent the night have a similar odor. For instance, tell me what is the difference between an Islamic terrorist who gets on a bus in Jerusalem with a suicide vest and blows up a load of innocent women and children and an Islamic terrorist who sets a bomb on a train in London or Madrid? What differentiates between an Islamic terrorist who runs a plane loaded...
  • (Hugh Hewitt) Thursday's Show: Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and The War

    04/26/2007 3:44:00 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 6 replies · 658+ views ^ | 04/26/07 | Hugh Hewitt
    In addition to Thursday's regular heavy hitters Mark Steyn and James Lileks, I'll be joined by Stephen Hayes to discuss his big spread on big Fred and Romney's speech at Yeshiva University --see Dean's excerpt below. I'll also talk with Max Boot about his recent trip to Iraq and his Weekly Standard article about it. For ease of refernce, Boot's two most recent books are War Made New: Technology, Warfare, And The Course of History: 1500 To The Present, and The Savage Wars of Peace.
  • Bush Suggests More Targets For Congressional Probes

    04/26/2007 9:02:03 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 7 replies · 811+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 04/26/07 | Scott Ott
    (2007-04-26) — White House sources say President George Bush has given Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi a list of administration officials who would make good targets for Congressional probes as part of Mr. Bush’s strategy to keep Democrats preoccupied with investigations and thus distracted from implementing their legislative agenda. The news of the Bush strategy comes as Congressional committees have called for additional testimony from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice over the pre-Iraq War claim that Saddam Hussein sought uranium from Niger, and from Justice Department deputy Monica Goodling, over claims that the Bush administration fired eight political...
  • VT Shooting (Yoni, an American-Israli's perspective)

    04/17/2007 1:24:09 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 6 replies · 332+ views
    yonitheblogger ^ | 04/17/07 | Yoni Tidi
    America has created sheep pens in our schools where students and teachers are just ripe for the slaughter. In this world of ours their are just some simple facts, that in order to grow up you must face. Evil existing in this world. Get over it and now figure out how to deal with it. You have two choices you can kneel down and take a bullet to the back of the head or you can be prepared and fight. If I were a student I would get a back pack with two compartments. One for my books and school...
  • Ramallah isn't Warsaw (Catholic officials compare Israel to Nazi Germany)

    03/09/2007 12:20:56 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 5 replies · 363+ views
    ynet ^ | 03/08/07 | Eldad Beck
    German Church's comparison of Israel to Nazis clear anti-Semitic expression BERLIN: How much chutzpa, insensitivity, and foolishness is there in a person that dares compare the situation of the Palestinians in the Territories to the state of the Jews at the Warsaw Ghetto in World War II? This is even more so when we are talking about the leaders of Germany's Catholic Church. Nobody is attempting to claim the living conditions of Palestinians in the Territories are ideal, but nobody has a right to exaggerate the descriptions of those difficult conditions to the point of comparing the Nazis' systematic imprisonment...
  • Poll: If elections held today, Olmert would be thrashed by his rivals

    03/07/2007 12:19:53 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 2 replies · 222+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 03/07/07 | Gideon Alon
    If elections were held today, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would suffer a resounding defeat at the hands of a number of political rivals, according to a Channel 10 poll broadcast Wednesday. When asked who would be their preferred prime ministerial candidate, 30 percent of those polled said Netanyahu, while 18 percent picked Labor MK Ami Ayalon. Former prime minister Ehud Barak (Labor) came in third with 12 percent, followed by Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Lieberman (7 percent), Olmert (3 percent) and Defense Minister Amir Peretz (1 percent). According to the poll, 57 percent of Israelis say they want immediate elections,...
  • Iran cleric says Pakistan becoming 'terrorist sanctuary'

    03/02/2007 8:30:58 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 11 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 03/02/07
    TEHRAN (AFP) - A top Iranian cleric accused Pakistan on Friday of becoming a "terrorist sanctuary," following an upsurge of violence on the two nations' border area that Tehran blames on plots by arch foe the United States and on Pakistan's inability to control its border. "Though Pakistan is our neighbour, little by little it is losing its neighbourly manners. Pakistan has become a sanctuary of terrorists who kill people in Zahedan," hardline cleric Hojatoleslam Ahmad Khatami told Friday worshippers in Tehran. Zahedan is the capital of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, which is home to a population of minority...
  • Democratic Cage Match

    02/23/2007 3:38:12 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 11 replies · 563+ views ^ | 02/23/07 | Dean Barnett
    I hope this doesn’t get me kicked out of the conservative pundit’s union, but I haven’t been following the Obama-Hillary!-Geffen cage match this week. Having brought myself up to speed this afternoon by reading Bill Kristol’s and Peggy Noonan’s coverage of the affair, I guess I’ve missed quite a show. Kristol gives us a delightfully catty summary of the affair to date in an editorial titled “You Go Geffen.” (Do I spot the dark skills of Jonathan Last at work in crafting that hilarious headline?): David Geffen spoke truth to Maureen Dowd last week. Here is what the Hollywood mogul...
  • The 2006 Jackass of the Year

    02/22/2007 1:49:08 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 11 replies · 852+ views ^ | 2/16/07 | Mike S. Adams
    Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough ( has finally succeeded. His goal upon taking charge of the school was to transform it into a real university (not just an “institute”) where tolerance is emphasized more than academic achievement. One look at the following note tells you just how much Tech has changed since Clough took over: A V-Day wish for own very own Ruth Malhotra: This Valentine’s Day, you cannot attack gay marriage. It is about love and you are about hate. This Valentine’s Day, you cannot condemn a woman’s choice. It is about love and you are about hate.This Valentine’s...
  • Why Do Jews Not Vote For Republicans?

    02/14/2007 3:53:46 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 101 replies · 1,854+ views ^ | 02/14/07 | Dean Barnett
    ABC’s Jennifer Rubin thinks she knows. According to her report, Mitt Romney announcing his candidacy yesterday at a museum named for Henry Ford has a lot to do with it: Indeed, the incident may say something not only about Romney but about the GOP's problem with Jews. In his boatload of advisers, Romney apparently did not have anyone to say, "You know, a lot of Jews really hate Ford, and it might mess up your message.” A few points here to counter Rubin’s hyperbole. At this moment, Romney has less a boatful of advisors than a handful. And, for what...
  • A Note to My Readers on Supporting the Troops (Dig Arkin, Dig!)

    02/02/2007 9:42:23 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 26 replies · 1,260+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/07 | William Arkin
    I knew when I used the word "mercenary" in my Tuesday column that I was being highly inflammatory. NBC News ran a piece in which enlisted soldiers in Iraq expressed frustration about waning American support. I intentionally chose to criticize the military and used the word to incite and call into question their presumption that the public had a duty to support them. The public has duties, but not to the American military. So I committed blasphemy, and for this seeming lack of respect and appreciation for individuals in uniform, I have been roundly criticized and condemned. Mercenary, of course,...
  • The NRSC Pledge (A Reminder)

    01/30/2007 12:34:58 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 10 replies · 441+ views
    If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless...
  • Bush calls for global isolation of Iran

    11/13/2006 11:15:21 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 7 replies · 414+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 11/13/06 | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, responding to concerns Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert brought to the White House, called on Monday for worldwide isolation of Iran until it "gives up its nuclear ambitions." The risk to the world extends beyond Israel and the Middle East, Bush said in Oval Office remarks to reporters after meeting with Olmert for an hour. The United States and Israel say they believe Iran is working on nuclear weapons, although Tehran says its work on the technology is aimed only at producing energy. "Iran's nuclear ambitions are not in the world's interest," Bush said. "If Iran...
  • Sen. Chafee May Quit GOP, Divorce Britney Spears

    11/10/2006 11:06:54 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 16 replies · 1,021+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 11/10/06 | Scott Ott
    (2006-11-10) — Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee said today he may leave the Republican party, and is also considering ending his stormy marriage with pop star Britney Spears. “I have been a faithful member of my party, just as I’ve been true to Britney for all these years,” said Sen. Chafee. “But I feel we’ve grown apart. I’ve stuck to the Republican principles of larger government, less aggressive national defense and moral flexibility, but the the party has been co-opted by ideologues who have taken it in a new direction.” The dual announcements shocked both the political and entertainment worlds...
  • Pelosi Calls Talk of Bush, Cheney Pardons Premature

    11/09/2006 1:16:46 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 67 replies · 2,522+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 11/09/06 | Scott Ott
    (2006-11-09) — At a post-luncheon news conference outside the White House today, Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, said talk of pardoning President George Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney was “premature.” “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves,” said Rep. Pelosi, who as House Speaker would stand third in the presidential succession line. “There are no specific charges or articles of impeachment at this point, and so it’s silly to speak of pardoning them.” “Let’s not be too hasty for emotional closure,” the California Democrat added. “Our long national nightmare has only just begun.”
  • Are We Worthy To Inherit Our Fathers' Nation?

    11/08/2006 11:51:24 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 38 replies · 875+ views
    I'd like to preface this with some thoughts about the election: The time has finally come. We all knew the Republican reign couldn’t last forever. Nothing does. But if it had to happen, it couldn’t have come at a better time. As a whole, Republicans have been getting lazy and corrupt. They’ve strayed from the Conservative base that elected them and instead chose to be the Party of Spending and Scandal. They’ve lost both the backbone and the character needed to govern this country. Fortunately, this wake-up call the American people have sent comes at a midterm election and not...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Pennsylvania Meltdown

    11/07/2006 1:18:18 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 87 replies · 5,190+ views ^ | 11/07/06 | Hugh Hewitt
    From a connected Keystoner: We all prepared for this year?s elections to be heated, particularly in PA with so many contested races. But even with teams of lawyers on the ground, I don?t think anyone anticipated what is going on right now. I expect this will be THE national story by 5pm today if not sooner. 37 counties in Pennsylvania use the ESS & Ivotronic. These machines are experiencing massive failures. If you vote for one candidate, the opposing candidate lights up. Rendell votes are counting for Swann. Santorum votes are counting for Casey and so on County Boards of...
  • The Grey Lady's November Surprise (Dean Barnett on the NYT)

    11/03/2006 9:15:26 AM PST · by The Blitherer · 44 replies · 3,660+ views ^ | 11/03/2006 | Dean Barnett
    You see kids – this is what happens when your worldview gets hopelessly narrow. In its semi-annual November surprise, the New York Times “reveals” that the Bush administration put documents on the web that showed that Iraq was quite far along in its quest for nuclear weapons. Naturally, that’s not the focus of the story. The focus of the story is the cursed incompetence of the Bush administration, the Republican Party, and even right-wing media-types (like me!) who wanted the documents released. But the takeaway from the story for normal people won’t be that conservatives both inside and outside the...
  • Return of the Kerry Magic!

    10/31/2006 12:28:57 PM PST · by The Blitherer · 91 replies · 2,959+ views ^ | 10/31/2006 | Dean Barnett
    Democrats must be cursing that damn Karl Rove. How does he do it? From where in the black depths of his soul did he conjure the idea of putting a microphone in front of John Kerry’s mouth during the last week of a campaign season? We all know the truth now, and it is incontrovertible: Karl Rove is one magnificent bastard! For those of you late to the party, here’s the source of the controversy: According to the Pasadena Star-News: "Kerry then told the students that if they were able to navigate the education system, they could get comfortable jobs...
  • This Just In...Bush Caused Spinach E. Coli.(Hugh Hewitt blog on an article at DailyKos)

    09/18/2006 1:48:32 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 63 replies · 1,793+ views ^ | 09/18/06 | Maccabee / Dean Barnett
    From the unhinged leftists at the Daily Kos: “Bush Caused Spinach E. Coli. Expect More of this!!!” In their worldview, Bush truly is to blame for everything. “Bush Caused Spinach E. Coli. Expect More of this!!!” He did. Bush Administration officials planted ineffectual political operatives in high level positions as a reward for campaigning for the Republicans. Bush administration officials cut the budget and the staff for the FDA, we have all heard this before, two or three years ago. Expect more of this lack of oversight to endanger us in every area the Bush Administration has appointed idiots and...
  • The Big Push: Save Stargate SG-1

    09/01/2006 2:26:55 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 9 replies · 569+ views
    This is an email I recieved from the website. For those of you who don't know the show, it has been airing for 10 seasons and recently passed the 200 episode landmark. This current season is actually very intriguing because it has introduced a new villian that acts in very similar ways to the Islamofacists. Though there was no provocation, this new villian has just sent its armies to our galaxy to either convert (to the "one true religion") or kill every living thing. The SciFi station recently showed its contempt for the fans of this show, who give...
  • Christian Convert Arrested, Faces Death (told: nobody outside Iran will ever know or care about you)

    08/14/2006 4:21:02 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 6 replies · 481+ views ^ | 8/14/06 | Barbara G. Baker
    ISTANBUL, August 8 (Compass Direct News) -- Seven years after Issa Motamedi Mojdehi converted from Islam to Christianity, Iranian secret police have jailed him for abandoning Islam but officially charged him with illegal drug trafficking. Authorities formally charged the 31-year-old Christian with drug trafficking when he was arrested two weeks ago. But Savama (secret police) officials have told Motamedi Mojdehi that his real offense, said to be recorded in his confidential legal file, is abandoning Islam. Unless he renounces his Christian faith and returns to Islam, officials told him, he will remain in jail and possibly face execution. In a...
  • Your Help Is Needed (Former IDF member to start new Israeli political party)

    08/14/2006 2:40:33 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 2 replies · 293+ views
    Yoni The Blogger ^ | 8/14/06 | Yoni
    We have gone from highs to lows over the last month as together we have watched Israel suffer. The people in the north of Israel have suffered deaths and injuries as well as losses of income and production in the billions of dollars, due to the rain of thousands of rockets that have fallen on their homes. All of Israel and those that love Israel around the world, have suffered through a month of the worse leadership in Israel’s history. This failure of leadership is not only on the part of the ruling government but extends to the total of...
  • Egypt says Hamas agrees to free Israeli (But on what terms?)

    06/29/2006 2:58:09 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 19 replies · 474+ views
    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian militants have agreed to a conditional release of the kidnapped Israeli soldier but Israel has not yet accepted their terms, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in remarks published Friday. In an interview with Egypt's leading pro-government newspaper, Al-Ahram, Mubarak said "Egyptian contacts with several Hamas leaders resulted in preliminary, positive results in the shape of a conditional agreement to hand over the Israeli soldier as soon as possible to avoid an escalation. "But agreement on this has not yet been reached with the Israeli side," Mubarak said. Gideon Meir, a senior Israeli Foreign Ministry official, said...
  • Israeli Military on Move After 'Limited Operation' in Gaza Approved

    06/27/2006 3:22:15 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 15 replies · 608+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2006
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli planes attacked three bridges in central Gaza late Tuesday and early Wednesday, the military said, and Israeli tanks were on the move after a limited operation was approved, a response to a weekend Palestinian attack in which two soldiers were killed and a third captured. Israeli military officials said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert approved a "limited operation" for southern Gaza, aimed at "terrorist infrastructure." The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters. Palestinian security forces said Israeli tanks were on the move near the Israeli village...
  • Iranian leader: Talks with U.S. not needed

    06/27/2006 10:43:04 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 17 replies · 424+ views
    AP through Yahoo! News ^ | 6/27/2006 | n/a
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has rejected the prospect of talks with the United States on the nuclear program, saying nothing would be gained, state television reported Tuesday. "Negotiations with the United States would have no benefit for us, and we do not need them," the television quoted Khamenei as telling Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade.
  • Christian Activists Shouted Down, Threatened at Philly's Homosexual Rally

    06/26/2006 11:14:39 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 14 replies · 1,271+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 6/22/2006 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - The head of a Philadelphia-based Christian ministry says his group was targeted by a "lawless mob" of homosexuals at the city's annual homosexual pride event -- and that city police refused to enforce state laws against harassment and disorderly conduct at that time. New video footage from Repent America shows homosexuals with the group "Anti-Racist Action" shouting profanities at RA director Michael Marcavage and even threatening him with physical violence in the presence of Philadelphia police officers. Members of the group also yelled "Christian fascists" at RA participants while ministering at the June 11 event. Marcavage suggests the...
  • None…Zilch…Nada (A Summary of Palestine's "Peace Process" with Israel)

    06/16/2006 2:34:35 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 1 replies · 186+ views ^ | 06/15/2006 | Gerald A. Honigman
    Let me start by first issuing an apology to those readers who are versed in much of what comes next. The problem is that the other side keeps on resurrecting the same old arguments, and newcomers to the issues--or even oldtimers who pretend otherwise--thus have to be handed my same responses. A lie left unanswered often does eventually become accepted as truth. So, here we go… The latest hot story coming out of the power struggle (largely for control of the millions of dollars in foreign aid at stake…Arafat became a millionaire many times over this way) between the good...
  • Military blocks media access to Guantanamo (It's about freakin' time!)

    06/15/2006 3:07:48 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 18 replies · 432+ views
    AP through Yahoo! News ^ | 06/15/2006 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - More than 1,000 journalists have visited Guantanamo Bay since the U.S. military began locking up suspected al-Qaida and Taliban militants there 4 1/2 years ago. But access has been severely restricted: Journalists could not talk to detainees, they had to be accompanied by a military escort and their photos were censored. Now, the Pentagon has shut down access entirely — at least temporarily — expelling reporters this week and triggering an outcry from human rights groups, attorneys and media organizations even as the prison comes under renewed criticism for the suicides of three detainees last...
  • Jazeeragate (Al Jazeera: Coming To A Television Near You?)

    06/15/2006 2:27:18 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 8 replies · 342+ views ^ | 06/14/2006 | Jesse Petrilla
    The Jazeeragate battle against Islamofascists Al-Jazeera plans on launching an English language network aimed at the West, but some believe the people should take action to stop it. U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has referred to Al-Jazeera's reporting as "vicious, inaccurate, and inexcusable," while Dr. Walid Phares, professor of Middle East Studies at Florida Atlantic University refers to Al-Jazeera as "Jihad TV". The Al-Jazeera network has blatantly violated the Geneva Conventions time and again by broadcasting images of dead coalition soldiers and prisoners of war, a violation of Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention that protects POWs against acts...
  • Mixed reaction to Baghdad crackdown (Slanted Coverage Alert)

    06/14/2006 11:26:54 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 2 replies · 278+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/14/2006 | Hugh Sykes
    The people of Baghdad woke up this morning to new security measures intended to stop car bomb attacks. But two car bombs had already exploded in the city before midday local time, killing two people and injuring 10. Five of the injured were police officers - the bombs targeted police patrols. The security plan is called Operation Forward Together. The regular night-time curfew has been extended, there is a new hotline for anonymous tip-offs and there are extra checkpoints and police patrols all over Baghdad. The national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubbaie, says it is intended to step up pressure on...
  • Planned Parenthood Vows to Help Elect 'Progressive Voices' (Despite accepting tax-payers money)

    06/14/2006 10:41:48 AM PDT · by The Blitherer · 20 replies · 549+ views ^ | 6/14/2006 | Randy Hall
    Washington ( - The head of the largest abortion provider in America declared Tuesday that she and her organization -- which accepts taxpayer funds -- intend to use their resources to "swing the vote" and "help progressive voices win" elections across the country. A spokesman for a conservative group called the decision "outrageous." "We're going to channel our strength, our outreach, our power, and work with our pro-choice allies to help progressive voices win across America," said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Richards, the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, made the comments at...
  • The Second Fall of Rome? (A bit sensationalized, but a good read)

    06/13/2006 12:55:08 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 32 replies · 2,232+ views ^ | 7/13/2006 | Fjordman / Multiple Authors
    The Second Fall of Rome? Beware: the new goths are coming,,2087-2220267_1,00.html ONE of Britain's most senior military strategists has warned that western civilisation faces a threat on a par with the barbarian invasions that destroyed the Roman empire. In an apocalyptic vision of security dangers, Rear Admiral Chris Parry said future migrations would be comparable to the Goths and Vandals while north African "barbary" pirates could be attacking yachts and beaches in the Mediterranean within 10 years. Europe, including Britain, could be undermined by large immigrant groups with little allegiance to their host countries — a "reverse colonisation" as...
  • Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk' (Best. News. Ever!)

    06/12/2006 3:45:58 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 15 replies · 465+ views
    Eating pizza 'cuts cancer risk'Dont' bother reading past the title Pizzas are covered with a potentially protective tomato sauce Italian researchers say eating pizza could protect against cancer. Researchers claim eating pizza regularly reduced the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59%. The risk of developing colon cancer also fell by 26% and mouth cancer by 34%, they claimed. The secret could be lycopene, an antioxidant chemical in tomatoes, which is thought to offer some protection against cancer, and which gives the fruit its traditional red colour. Before people start dialling the pizza takeaway, they should consider that pizza can...
  • Don't blame Islam for terror? (Another great article from

    06/12/2006 2:34:13 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 10 replies · 817+ views ^ | 06/12/2006 | D.C. Watson
    Don't blame Islam for terror? This sure is an old, stale song, isn't it? From Western government officials to crybaby Muslim organizations, efforts to avoid speaking the truth about the world's most violent belief system continue. While no one should expect many of the Muslim community leaders to be honest when they discuss their faith or their ambitions, political correctness and appeasement on the part of Western leaders is going to result in thousands or more being killed or injured unless they stop being imbeciles, straighten their spines, and stop lying to the public about Islam. From President George W....
  • Czech Republic 3, United States 0 (Well dang!)

    06/12/2006 12:39:37 PM PDT · by The Blitherer · 46 replies · 668+ views
    AP through Yahoo! News ^ | 07/12/2006 | RONALD BLUM
    GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) -- Four years ago, the U.S. team woke up Americans to soccer with a stunning start and surprising run in the World Cup. This time, it opened with a thud. Routed 3-0 by the Czech Republic on Monday night, the United States might have a very short tournament stay this year. Jan Koller scored just five minutes in, Tomas Rosicky added two goals and the Czechs coasted to an easy win. "They punished us for every mistake we made," U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. Eager to prove they are among soccer's elite after their quarterfinal finish in...