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  • Mark Steyn On C-Span Right Now (Started at 10:13 PM EST)

    12/27/2005 7:17:48 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    C-Span ^ | 12/02/05 | Mark Steyn
    Speech to the Claremont Institute earlier this month. So far, Steyn is still being introduced...
  • Do you know how to use these tools?

    12/13/2005 7:44:39 PM PST · by coloradan · 176 replies · 4,701+ views
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    1. DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly painted part you were drying. 2. WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under the work bench at the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar calluses in about the time it takes you to say, "Ouch..." 3. ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel pop rivets in their holes until you...
  • Top 7 Most Powerful Moments in Movie History (vanity)

    12/12/2005 7:57:17 AM PST · by pissant · 374 replies · 4,974+ views
    PA Times | 12/12/05 | Santa Pissant
    Everyone knows by now that Pissant is not an expert, like MaximusofTexas, when it comes to movie reviews. The main problem of course is that Pissant has generally avoided anything that Hollywood has produced in the last 20 years. Fortuantely, most of the cinematic classics were made well before this self-imposed boycott started. So now, I will list the definitive "most powerful moments". They may be sad, scary, heartwarming, patriotic, etc. Top 7 Most Powerful Moments in Cinema History7. The Deerhunter- Russian Roulette POW scene --The actors in the Deerhunter, particularly DeNiro and Cristopher Walken make it seem incredibly real....
  • The Panic Over Iraq

    12/12/2005 5:40:28 AM PST · by Col. Bob · 8 replies · 590+ views
    Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, December 12, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST | NORMAN PODHORETZ
    Like, I am sure, many other believers in what this country has been trying to do in the Middle East and particularly in Iraq, I have found my thoughts returning in the past year to something that Tom Paine, writing at an especially dark moment of the American Revolution, said about such times. They are, he memorably wrote, "the times that try men's souls," the times in which "the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot" become so disheartened that they "shrink from the service of [their] country." But Paine did not limit his anguished derision to former supporters of the...
  • If World War 2 had been an online game chatroom

    11/30/2005 5:40:40 AM PST · by Srirangan · 82 replies · 5,005+ views
    History Forum ^ | Pathfinder
    Look what I found!! Source: History Forum If World War Two had been an online Real Time Strategy game, the chat room traffic would have gone something like this. *Hitler[AoE] has joined the game.* *Eisenhower has joined the game.* *paTTon has joined the game.* *Churchill has joined the game.* *benny-tow has joined the game.* *T0J0 has joined the game.* *Roosevelt has joined the game.* *Stalin has joined the game.* *deGaulle has joined the game.* Roosevelt: hey sup T0J0: y0 Stalin: hi Churchill: hi Hitler[AoE]: cool, i start with panzer tanks! paTTon: lol more like panzy tanks T0JO: lol Roosevelt: o...
  • Ben Stein - A few respectful thoughts about the war in Iraq. (excellent read)

    11/29/2005 6:51:05 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 58 replies · 2,854+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/21/2005 12:10:11 AM | Ben Stein
    Herewith, admittedly from the safety of the glorious nation called The United States of America, far from Ar-Ramadi, a few respectful thoughts about the war in Iraq: 1.) Conducting the war against al-Qaeda and the terrorists is a major drain on the energies of this administration. It would be a major drain on the energies of any administration. For Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald to be further draining the energies of the administration with his perjury indictment of Scooter Libby would be a matter for the most urgent concern if the charges against Libby were serious. But since by common consent of...
  • Urban Legends About the Iraq War

    11/23/2005 7:08:24 AM PST · by Valin · 60 replies · 4,448+ views
    In recent weeks, by claiming that President Bush lied us into the Iraq war, many on the Left have restarted their efforts to rewrite history. But this revisionism isn’t new. In the midst of the 2004 Presidential election, the cries were just as loud. The Bush Administration is finally pushing back, and many conservative bloggers are asking their readers to Google Clinton, Iraq, 1998 for all the information they need. Last fall, The American Enterprise debunked many of these same urban legends. Urban Legends About the Iraq War Urban Legend: The Bush Administration in general, and the Vice President and...
  • How To Lose A War: The Sequel (Ollie North)

    11/17/2005 8:22:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 126 replies · 2,228+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 11-18-05 | Oliver North
    How To Lose A War: The Sequel By Oliver North November 18, 2005 Since October of 2001, our FOX News "War Stories" unit has been documenting the remarkable young Americans fighting the Global War on Terror. We have covered thousands of them on the decks of ships in the Persian Gulf, on combat patrols in the shadow of the Hindu Kush, in gunfights along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates and gone to hospitals in Iraq, Germany and the U.S. with the wounded. Throughout, there has been a common bond among these "warriors of Sept. 11" -- a steadfast...

    11/21/2005 7:08:29 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | 11/21/2005 | Ralph Peters
    November 21, 2005 -- QUIT. It's that simple. There are plenty of more complex ways to lose a war, but none as reliable as just giving up. Increasingly, quitting looks like the new American Way of War. No matter how great your team, you can't win the game if you walk off the field at half-time. That's precisely what the Democratic Party wants America to do in Iraq. Forget the fact that we've made remarkable progress under daunting conditions: The Dems are looking to throw the game just to embarrass the Bush administration. Forget about the consequences. Disregard the immediate...
  • What Woodward Knew

    11/17/2005 6:12:45 PM PST · by YaYa123 · 117 replies · 4,051+ views
    US News ^ | Nov 17, 2005 | Michael Barone
    What to think of the quite astonishing revelation that Bob Woodward was told by administration sources—not Scooter Libby or Karl Rove, it seems clear—that Joseph Wilson's wife worked at the CIA, and told a month before what Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said was the first revelation by an administration source, Libby, to a member of the press? Here's the story from yesterday's Post on Woodward's testimony, and here's Woodward's statement, printed next to the story on the jump page. Here's the story by the Post's excellent media reporter Howard Kurtz on Woodward's apology to Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie for...
  • Saturday Night Live cartoon - no Christmas for red states

    11/17/2005 1:34:58 AM PST · by Frank T · 19 replies · 2,248+ views
    Saturday Night Live ^ | December 2004 | Robert Smigel
    For laughs, for the other night owls:
  • Hitchens: Are you sure you want to keep saying we were fooled by Ahmad Chalabi and the INC?

    11/16/2005 7:29:40 PM PST · by Senator Goldwater · 15 replies · 1,308+ views ^ | November 14, 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    But in trying to set the record straight, [Bush] asserted: "When I made the decision to remove Saddam Hussein from power, Congress approved it with strong bipartisan support." The October 2002 joint resolution authorized the use of force in Iraq, but it did not directly mention the removal of Hussein from power.
  • Must Watch RNC Video "Democrats:Dishonest on Iraq"

    11/15/2005 12:14:48 PM PST · by finnman69 · 25 replies · 1,252+ views ^ | 11/15/05
  • Jarhead Cheapens Vets' Heroism

    11/11/2005 12:14:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 55 replies · 2,159+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Nov 11, 2005 | Oliver North
    Jarhead Cheapens Vets' Heroism by Oliver NorthPosted Nov 11, 2005 San Antonio, Tex.—Yesterday, November 10, was the 230th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. Today, November 11, is Veterans’ Day. Lance Cpl. Aaron Mankin, USMC, observed both celebrations from Brooke Army Medical Center here in San Antonio. He’s been here for months—recovering from burns and wounds he received earlier this year near Al Qaim, Iraq. I was there, covering his unit for FOX News when the Assault Amphibious Vehicle he was in was blown apart by an improvised explosive device. This week, I was privileged to...
  • "The Other Iraq" Thanks America!

    11/10/2005 7:34:17 AM PST · by george76 · 255+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 10, 2005 | Hat Tip to Larwyn
    A MUST SEE VIDEO!!! KURDISTAN- THE OTHER IRAQ- THANKS AMERICA! Kurdistan Region of Iraq is a good news story that seldom gets told! Kurdistan is putting out a national media blitz this week. With a population of 5 million in an area larger than Switzerland or twice the size of New Jersey, it is surprising that this region remains largely undiscovered and commercially untapped. The Government and the peoples of Kurdistan invite you to discover their peaceful region, a place that has practiced democracy for over a decade, a place where the universities, markets, cafes and fair grounds buzz with...
  • Jedi nights at Kev's temple in Honley

    11/03/2005 3:11:14 PM PST · by Tamar1973 · 14 replies · 426+ views
    Huddersfield Daily Examiner ^ | October 12, 2005 | Huddersfield Daily Examiner
    PROUD house-owner Kevin Andrews. of Honley. wants to turn his home into a temple - a Jedi temple. Kev says: "At the last census, I registered my religion as Jedi. And so did thousands of other people. Now I want to turn my house into a Jedi Temple."Jedi Knights Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fought the good fight against evil in the Star Wars films.But their popularity was a bit of a surprise when the 2001 census for England and Wales asked people's religion.The census-takers prepared a list of 179 that included everything from Amish to African Methodist, Mennonite to...
  • REID All About it: Harry Reid's TOP 10 Leadership Flubs

    11/02/2005 9:32:11 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 36 replies · 5,557+ views
    Republican National Committee ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | RNC Research
    Wednesday, November 02, 2005Reid All About It: Harry Reid's Top Ten Leadership Flubs NUMBER ONE: Pulls "Cheap Trick" And Shuts Down U.S. Senate:The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Democrats Did Not Deny It Was A Stunt: A Brazen Effort To Change The Subject From The Supreme Court Confirmation Of Sam Alito ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) Milbank: "It Was A Cheap Trick ..." (Dana Milbank, "Mad About You," The Washington Post, 11/2/05) CNN's Lou Dobbs: "One Minute This Afternoon The U.S. Senate Was Doing The People's Business, The Next, The Senate Was Shut Down In...
  • Why Reid did it

    11/01/2005 4:27:06 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 169 replies · 4,393+ views
    The Corner at The National Review Online ^ | November 1, 2005 | Byron York
    Perhaps the best explanation for the Democrats' decision to virtually shut down the Senate today can be found in one passage from CIA leak prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's news conference last Friday: This indictment is not about the war. This indictment's not about the propriety of the war. And people who believe fervently in the war effort, people who oppose it, people who have mixed feelings about it should not look to this indictment for any resolution of how they feel or any vindication of how they feel....The indictment will not seek to prove that the war was justified or unjustified....
  • New Howard Dean mp3 - Hide the Salami

    11/01/2005 1:47:37 PM PST · by mgwv · 6 replies · 564+ views
    FarmGolf Website ^ | November 1, 2005 |
    To drum up support for the upcoming Supreme Court battle, Howard Dean has released a new song, featuring guest vocalist Hillary Clinton, entitled "Hide the Salami" A follow-up to his gold record of 2004, Howard Dean's Crazy Train Visit here to download the song Hide the Salami!
  • Joe Wilson In A Bind

    10/30/2005 9:25:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 223 replies · 8,794+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10-31-05 | Clinton W. Taylor
        Joe Wilson in a BindBy Clinton W. Taylor Published 10/31/2005 12:07:45 AM Last week I had the privilege of being lied to personally by Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, who spoke here at Stanford last Monday. The fact that Joe Wilson is economical with the truth probably won't surprise many Spectator readers. Nonetheless I assure you the horse I am beating, although it may be lying in the op-ed pages of the Los Angeles Times, is far from dead. But this week there's new evidence of his lies to flog him with. When the indictment of Scooter Libby was...
  • WAR OF THE WORLDS: The Lost Version (Iowahawk)

    10/31/2005 7:29:09 AM PST · by IowaHawk · 3 replies · 523+ views
    Iowahawk | 10/31/05 | Dave Burge
    “War of the Worlds”Aladdin Radio Theater of the AirCBS, Sunday October 30, 1938Radioplay First Draft ANNOUNCERThe Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Aladdin Theatre on the Air in "The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells. Brought to you Aladdin long-leaf Persian cigarettes, for that rich long-lasting poppy flavor of the Casbah. (MUSIC: ALADDIN THEATRE MUSICAL THEME, "THE SNAKE CHARMER") ANNOUNCERLadies and gentlemen, the director of the Aladdin Theatre and star of these broadcasts, Orson Welles. ORSON WELLESWe know now that in the early years of the twentieth century this world was...
  • Abortion Survivor Visits University of Michigan for Student Talk

    10/26/2005 5:21:51 PM PDT · by emiller · 10 replies · 1,190+ views
    Life News ^ | 10-25-05 | Steven Ertelt
    Lansing, MI ( -- Gianna Jessen is a 28 year-old woman who is interested in real estate, singing and song writing. But she almost never have the chance to engage in those interests because her mother had an abortion. Somehow, despite spending 18 hours in a chemical solution intended to kill her, Jessen survived. As Jessen turned to Christianity, she says she's found forgiveness for her mother and the ability to deal with Cerebral Palsy -- something she calls a gift. "When you have the gift of cerebral palsy, you are destined to live an extraordinary life," Jessen told students...

    10/26/2005 9:10:32 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 108 replies · 3,938+ views
    little birdie | 10/26/3005 | self
    NOT NECESSARILY THE (BREAKING) NEWS ... Please feel free to join in prayer for the protection of those serving our Country in the White House, in Iraq and elsewhere. And if you have any schadenfreude comments, well, you DO have the First Amendment. But the totalitarians are working on this problem. Meanwhile, John Podesta had no comment. Had to borrow that image, TiredofLaundry ;^)
  • Mark Steyn: Sometimes it is worth going to war

    10/17/2005 4:42:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 58 replies · 2,092+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 10/18/05 | Mark Steyn
    I yield to no one in my disdain for the United Nations and all its works, but I did find myself warming up to Unicef the other day. Last week, on Belgian television, the UN children's agency premiered the first adult movie featuring the Smurfs. By "adult", I don't mean it was a blue movie. Only the characters were blue. But it was an adult movie in the sense that the Smurfs were massacred during an air strike on their village, until, in the final scene, only Baby Smurf is left, weeping alone surrounded by wall-to-wall Smurf corpses. It's the...
  • RUSH Live Thread 10-17-2005 Monday

    10/17/2005 8:53:03 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 260 replies · 5,426+ views
    WABC Radio ^ | 10-17-2005 | Aliveritas
    Come and discuss.
  • WSJ: D'oh! Arabized Simpsons Aren't Getting Many Laughs

    10/14/2005 3:26:42 AM PDT · by aculeus · 31 replies · 1,993+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2005 | By YASMINE EL-RASHIDI, Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- When an Arab satellite TV network, MBC, decided to introduce "The Simpsons" to the Middle East, they knew the family would have to make some fundamental lifestyle changes. "Omar Shamshoon," as he is called on the show, looks like the same Homer Simpson, but he has given up beer and bacon, which are both against Islam, and he no longer hangs out at "seedy bars with bums and lowlifes." In Arabia, Homer's beer is soda, and his hot dogs are barbequed Egyptian beef sausages. And the donut-shaped snacks he gobbles are the traditional Arab cookies...
  • Sperm donor must pay child support – court

    10/13/2005 7:54:42 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 70 replies · 1,948+ views
    The Local ^ | Published: 12th October 2005 17:27 CET | na
    A Swedish man who donated sperm to a lesbian couple will have to pay child support, the Supreme Court has ruled. The man, from Örebro, is biological father to three children with the couple. The Supreme Court has now confirmed rulings by two lower courts that he is liable to support them. The 39-year old man donated his sperm to the lesbian couple at the beginning of the nineties. Three sons were born between 1992 and 1996. The man claims that it was never intended that he should take reponsibility for the children, but rather that the women would be...
  • Justification For War (SMURF!) (Funny Stuff!)

    10/12/2005 8:15:36 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 22 replies · 1,584+ views
    IMAO .US | 10/12/05 | Posted by Harvey
    Now THAT'S smurfed up! Most sane people figured this out 25 years ago, but finally the U.N. got the memo that Smurfs are up to no good and bombed their sorry blue butts: These subhuman creatures live in a patriarical society ruled by a quasi-religious dictator with a beard, they devalue the lone female in the town by forcing her to care for the children (a career-killing move for any upwardly mobile young woman), and they hate cats... and that really pissed off Laurence Simon. To top it off, they are somehow related to Belgium. Oh, wait. Now I'm getting...
  • P.J. O'Rourke: Two, Three, Many Katrinas (Rita disappoints the liberals)

    10/01/2005 2:43:16 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 26 replies · 1,771+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 10, 2005 | P.J. O'Rourke
    CHIEF AMONG THE MARVELOUS QUALITIES of liberalism is its ability to see the good in human suffering--and make a good thing of it. How like the early Christians, if the early Christians had been in politics. Hurricane Katrina was a blessing to liberals, a consecrated opportunity to make advocates of small government look small, to enlarge largess with a public dole of private goods, to expand the elemental purview of politics to include earth, water, air, and (with gas at $3) fire, and to shrink the reputation of a despised president. Hurricane Rita, with its sensible actions by state and...
  • LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and

    LARRY TRIBE GOES NUTS # 2 -- attacks Justice Scalia and
  • Submerged bomber lifted from Lake Murray’s bed (WWII B-25)

    09/21/2005 6:41:29 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 44 replies · 2,623+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9/21/05 | TIM FLACH
    It had been 60 years since Robert Barnes had seen a B-25 up close. Monday the Irmo resident got another look as workers slowly raised a World War II bomber that had crashed in Lake Murray. Barnes was among 500 people, gathered at the landing on the north side of the dam, who cheered and applauded as the B-25C bomber surfaced just before 9 p.m. Then workers spent nearly three hours draining water and 800 gallons of fuel from the plane. For a while, cables held it a few feet above the lake, a steady, gentle rain falling from the...
  • Don't get stuck on stupid (Transcript and audio of Lt. Gen. Honore briefing reporters on Rita)

    09/20/2005 5:06:52 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 134 replies · 8,365+ views
    Press Conference ^ | 9/20/05 | Lt. Gen. Russel Honore
    Honore: And Mr. Mayor, let's go back, because I can see right now, we're setting this up as he said, he said, we said. All right? We are not going to go, by order of the mayor and the governor, and open the convention center for people to come in. There are buses there. Is that clear to you? Buses parked. There are 4,000 troops there. People come, they get on a bus, they get on a truck, they move on. Is that clear? Is that clear to the public? Female reporter: Where do they move on... Honore: That's not...
  • Pease Porridge Zot, Pease Porridge Cold, Trolls Sitting in a Pot, Nine Days Old

    08/13/2005 10:02:43 AM PDT · by fox news fan · 7,538 replies · 37,470+ views
    International Legume Coalition
  • A soldier's 'True Story'- John Crawford's eye-witness accounts of American foot soldiers in Iraq

    09/17/2005 6:45:52 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 14 replies · 2,258+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Sep. 04, 2005 | Mark Hinson
    One of John Crawford's least favorite assignments when he was a soldier in Baghdad was standing guard at a gas station where shortages and long lines kept everyone on edge. "We were all sitting in the most oil-rich country in the world, and even when people could get gas, it was overpriced fuel trucked in by Halliburton from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia," Crawford writes in his terse, gritty, new memoir, "The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq" (Riverhead Books, $23.95). The book jumped to No. 12 last week on the New...
  • To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

    09/16/2005 2:50:52 AM PDT · by saveliberty · 250 replies · 10,423+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/16/2005 | Brent Baker
    Brent Baker's blogTo ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame NaginPosted by Brent Baker on September 16, 2005 - 00:50. ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel...
  • MSNBC Link to Looters (Police Included)

    09/13/2005 9:24:01 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 30 replies · 2,239+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 09/13/2005 | Martin Savage
    This is a hilarious vid clip of Martin Savage going into a WalMart and confronting various looters, which include a pair of female cops. He is deadpan hilarious.
  • EXPLOITING KATRINA: Anti-War Left Zinged in New TV Ad

    09/13/2005 10:15:33 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 9 replies · 1,332+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 09/13/2005 | Melanie Morgan
    PUSHBACK! NEW AD ZINGS LEFT FOR EXPLOITING HURRICANE KATRINA ...CLICK HERE to VIEW THE AD Like the ad? Want to see it broadcast nationwide on TV? CLICK HERE to HELP FUND THIS AD Cindy Sheehan Exploiting the Hurricane Disaster: Resources that could have been used to save lives are instead tied up in a war that continues to kill Iraqis and U.S. servicepeople. Our nation is at a crossroads: will we continue to squander resources and take lives in a war that never should have happened, or will we commit ourselves to the re-building of the Gulf Coast and...
  • Hurricane Ophelia Live Thread

    09/08/2005 1:46:25 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 386 replies · 8,617+ views
    NHC - NOAA ^ | 8 August 2005 | NHC - NOAA
    Hurricane Ophelia is churning off the Florida Atlantic coast. The following links are self-updating: Public Advisory Currently published every 3 hours 5A, 8A, 11A, 2P, etc. ET NHC Discussion Published every six hours 6A, 11A, 6P, 11P Three Day Forecast TrackFive Day Forecast TrackNavy Storm Track Graphics, SatelliteOphelia Track Forecast ArchiveForecast ModelsBuoy Data SE FloridaImages:Storm Floater IR LoopMelbourne FL Long Range Radar Loop Melbourne Experimental Radar may experience delays or outages Storm Floater Still & Loop OptionsColor Enhanced IR LoopOphelia Wind Field Graphic Additional Resources:Central Florida Hurricane CenterNews4Jax.comHurricane CityFlorida East Coast Surf Reports Lots of great info here, including surf...
  • The Fall of My Leftist House of Mirrors

    09/09/2005 1:33:07 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 45 replies · 2,338+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 9 SEPTEMBER 2005 | Michael Lopez-Calderon
    The Fall of My Leftist House of Mirrors By Michael Lopez-CalderonCalderon's Call | September 9, 2005 That crashing, piercing sound you hear is the fall of my Leftist House of Mirrors. A worldview that purported moral truths, cloaked itself in the language of arcane academia, venerated its doubtlessly dedicated, sincere intellectual stalwarts and activists – Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Benjamin Spock, Howard Zinn, Edward Said -- and preyed upon alienated young idealists who like me were in search of a workable Utopia, proved a chimera of monumental proportions. That my Leftist House of Mirrors produced an illusion on such a...
  • E.M.T. At the Superdome recounts what REALLY happened.

    09/09/2005 6:23:47 AM PDT · by RightinNM · 43 replies · 2,903+ views
    The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | 9/9/5 | Diana Heil
    Paramedic's N.M. team stays behind to treat storm victims ... a self-contained, federally funded team from New Mexico -- arrived in New Orleans at 3 a.m. Aug. 30 with 20 tons of supplies. ... Hesch has a few insights he'd like to share: "I would tell people to be patient with their government and understanding because this is the nation's biggest disaster, bar none."
  • Who was the idiot who called Hannity, mentioned, and then got cut off for being bad?

    09/08/2005 12:57:06 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 327 replies · 10,832+ views
    Who was the idiot who called Hannity, mentioned, and then got cut off for being bad?
  • CNN's Soledad O'Brien gets the verbal smackdown from a NOLA resident

    09/08/2005 1:00:32 PM PDT · by mhking · 77 replies · 6,493+ views
    <p>American Morning co-host Soledad O'Brien has had this holier-than-thou on-air attitude throughout the entire crisis following Hurricane Katrina. The past few mornings, she has been broadcasting from New Orleans to show the magnitude of the disaster.</p> <p>Well...this morning, a New Orleans resident whose house is high and dry came on the CNN morning program and...let's just say that Soledad got the smackdown.</p>
  • After we're all done blaming Bush . . .

    09/08/2005 1:13:51 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 23 replies · 2,073+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | September 08, 2005 | DAVID REINHARD
    President Bush and his federal government are to blame. Yes, conduct your investigations. Do all the after-action analysis, but Bush and his federal government are to blame. Forget the fact that an epic act of nature ripped across the Gulf Coast and breached New Orleans' levees. Ignore the fact the Hurricane Katrina response involved officials at every level of government in three states. We know Bush and his federal government are to blame. In their new book, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner discuss "conventional wisdom." It's a term coined by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith, who held that it's always...
  • Whoa nellie: Pelosi just told the CNN anchor babe to "quit her job and go to work for the Bush WH..

    09/08/2005 11:53:18 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 499 replies · 26,692+ views
    Just caught this at the end...Pelosi was being interview live on CNN, and she was spewing about the Bush failures..The CNN anchor was asking a few tough questions, interupting Pelosi, not letting the wild charges be go unchallenged, when Pelois, obviously annoyed, said "Well, why don't you quit your job ( at CNN) and got to work for the Bush White House?"
  • Oil Companies Limited Refining Capacity to Drive Up Gas Prices

    09/08/2005 7:01:08 AM PDT · by cogitator · 159 replies · 6,154+ views
    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) today exposed internal oil company memos that show how the industry intentionally reduced domestic refining capacity to drive up profits. The exposure comes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as the oil industry blames environmental regulation for limiting number of U.S. refineries. The three internal memos from Mobil, Chevron, and Texaco (available at show different ways the oil giants closed down refining capacity and drove independent refiners out of business. The confidential memos demonstrate a nationwide effort by American Petroleum Institute, the lobbying...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Our perfect storms

    09/08/2005 4:30:17 AM PDT · by Tolik · 12 replies · 595+ views ^ | Sept. 8, 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "In peace and prosperity states and individuals have better sentiments, because they do not find themselves suddenly confronted with imperious necessities; but war takes away the easy supply of daily wants, and so proves a rough master that brings most men's characters to a level with their fortunes." So the historian Thucydides explained, some 2,400 years ago, the grotesque rampages during a revolution on the island of Corfu. Arson, looting, shooting at helicopters, random murder, gang rape and stampede supposedly only occur elsewhere —in Baghdad or Rwanda, as if Americans are exempt from the frailty of culture simply because we...