In an amusing article posted on Townhall.com, Amanda Carpenter details “liberal campaign follies you might have missed because you were watching [John Edwards’] “I Feel Pretty” YouTube [video] for the 100th time”:
One of the best columns I have read in recent memory is Ann Coulter’s column this week, “A Green Card in Every Pot.” Ann makes the point that when you bring tens of millions of Latin Americans into a country (US) that no longer makes any effort to assimilate its immigrants nor teach them any American history or traditional American values or American customs, then what you will wind up with is a country (US) that will become just another Latin American banana republic. It is true. So true that you could cry.
As I was reading the paper today, it suddenly occurred to me that journalists are the most altruistic, self sacrificing and objective professionals I know. Search as you might, you will not find any positive correlation between the way they are treated and tenor of their reporting. Indeed, the opposite is true. They seem to be enamored with those who hate the free press from Communists to Islamists and reserve their wrath to democracies. You may call it self-hatred, ideological blindness or sheer stupidity. I merely note the phenomenon.
Yesterday, the Kremlin seemed to put another nail in the coffin of U.S.-Rus sian relations by testing a new intercontinental ballistic missile supposedly capable of penetrating any missile-defense system.
I would have never said this a few months ago, but I’m now pondering the idea of a new “special relationship” in my Los Angeles Daily News column today. Hint: They were quite special friends in helping America win her independence… and once changed the dynamics of papas fritas:
As conservatives continue to view Mexico through the three-dimensional lens of immigration, immigration, and immigration, they might want to widen their perspective to consider a human-rights atrocity that ought to outrage them as much as border fences.While virtually no one north of the border seemed to be watching, lawmakers in Mexico City overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize abortion for any reason and under any circumstance during the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy. This is no small measure for some small city. Mexico City has a huge population, and this unprecedented legislative action will deeply affect the lives of the more than 24 million inhabitants of the Federal District of Mexico City.
At a book signing in New York last week promoting “The Assault on Reason,” Al Gore criticized the “trivialities and nonsense” of celebrity gossip in the media and descried the “destruction of the boundary between news and entertainment,” according toAgence France-Presse. Call The Stiletto a cynic, but his comments seem a tad self-serving seeing that Current.tv, his TV network that will air user-generated content for a target audience of 18- to 34-year-olds, is scheduled to launch August 1st.
Frieda summarized for me No More Lies , the latest Iranian subversive video: It begins with Ahmadinejad’s campaign-time speech in which he says “do you think our problem is what our daughters are wearing?” The footage then moves on to the scenes of Police brutally arresting a girl in the streets of Tehran.The cleric which comes next is the Minister of Interior. He says “we are sometimes under attack and we have to defend our huge cultural heritage”. The next scenes are Police footage of a raid on a private party. Following with scenes from another Police violence footage, the lyrics start, “Whom are you avenging? The world is going ahead fast”.
Just how stupid are people supposed to be? Morons, based on how some companies market their products. Glaceau Vitamin Water, for instance.I was catching a rare stag dinner with the boys and they asked to split a bright pink bottle of “kiwi-strawberry (a+lutein)” flavored “focus” drink.
Having recently praised the GOP Bloggers/Matt Margolis online poll and more recently criticized the intense-if-undersized group of Ron Paul supporters — proving well enough that activists can imitate astroturfers, even if they’re more legitimate manipulators — an update is warranted.
We’ve got trouble. Nuclear Pakistan is teetering on the brink. Musharraf is assaulted from all sides and is probably on his way out. A Taliban led insurgency is spreading from the tribal lands to neighboring regions while the attempt to get rid of a supreme court judge galvanized the civil society and now a former cricket star from a cricket mad country, Imran Khan, is emerging as the leader of the opposition.
Last week, the Lebanese army attacked a squalid Palestinian refugee camp that’s become infested with Islamist suicide terrorists and guerilla fighters. On May 20, government troops surrounded the camp, with tanks and artillery pieces shelling it at close range. Army snipers gunned down anything that moved. At least 18 civilians were killed, and dozens more injured. Water and electricity were cut off. By week’s end, much of the camp had been turned into deserted rubble. Thousands of terrified residents fleeing the camp reported harrowing stories of famished, parched families trapped in their basements.
Have you ever wanted to download one of your favorite old songs and you couldn’t remember the title? Fortunately, you could Google some of the lyrics and the song would come up and you could add it to your ipod. But…what if the song is an instrumental? I am at wit’s end…
Rosie O’Donnell loves for us to talk about her… but boy, challenge her views just once, and Rosie resigns. Elisabeth Hasselbeck wasn’t even mean in the face of Rosie’s personal attack (“coward.”) She simply stood her ground, and Rosie-the-bully ran home.
“War is cruelty and you can not refine it”, was what one of America’s foremost experts on war, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman, told the mayor of Atlanta in 1864 after ordering all civilians expelled from the occupied city. Human nature periodically compels us to revisit this terrible caveat, most recently when the American combat death total in Iraq reached 3000, the largest casualty figure since the Vietnam War. Yet, General Sherman’s observation was not completely accurate. The brutal cruelty of war has indeed been refined - because the same human ingenuity that creates weapons of combat and the capacity to kill simultaneously discovers ways to heal and save lives.
OK, guys, let’s rally some attention for Samir Sadagatoglu and Rafik Tagi. If you haven’t heard of them, I’m not surprised, because this case has hardly gotten any press. Sadagatoglu, editor of the weekly newspaper Senet in Azerbaijan, and journalist Tagi received prison terms of four and three years, respectively, on May 4, 2007, the day after World Press Freedom Day. Tagi penned a piece the previous November titled “Europe and Us,” which compared Muslim and European Christian teachings and traditions and said the Christian societies were more successful and peaceful as a result. Not only did that draw charges of insulting Islam (both journalists are Muslim) and the convictions, but Islamists tried to kill the two in the courtroom and a cleric issued a fatwa calling for their assassinations. Outraged yet?