August 31, 2006
Some honesty on Islam

It just comes from an unexpeced source. A man convicted of sexually assaulting an Indonesian housekeeper and keeping her virtually as a slave was sentenced Thursday to 27 years to life in prison. Homaidan Al-Turki, 37, denied the charges and blamed anti-Muslim prejudice for the case against him. He said prosecutors persuaded the housekeeper to […]

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August 30, 2006
Viewpoint discrimination

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Zachery Guiles can wear a T-shirt to school that labels President Bush the "Chicken-Hawk-In-Chief" and accuses him of being a cocaine addict and drunkard. In other news, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals -- the one with all the liberal, free speech absolutists -- still thinks […]

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August 30, 2006
Godwin's law

You may not have heard it called that, but you've heard about it. Godwin's law basically states that as any Internet discussion progresses, the probability of someone invoking the Nazis approaches a certainty. Unfortunately this problem has reached the airwaves. First you had MSNBC's Keith Olbermann giving a Nazi salute (while holding up a Bill […]

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August 30, 2006
Nadagate

Christopher Hitchens has a great article in Slate on the fallout from the Valerie Plame leak investigation. As most of us have long suspected, the man who told Novak about Valerie Plame was Richard Armitage, Colin Powell's deputy at the State Department and, with his boss, an assiduous underminer of the president's war policy. (His […]

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August 30, 2006
Elect me! I'll ignore problems

The Senate race in Pennsylvania may be the first indication that a change is in store for American politics. Bob Casey Jr., the state's treasurer and son of one of the few prominent pro-life Democrats in recent decades, is running against conservative GOP firebrand Rick Santorum. When the race started, Casey held a comfortable lead […]

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August 28, 2006
I can't be bothered with pesky facts

I periodically check out some of the video game blogs. Why? Because I play video games. I don't blog a lot about video games, because I don't play video games that much. Anyway, Kotaku featured [beware of vulgarities] an interesting story on a World of Warcraft message board by a guy who was responsible for […]

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August 28, 2006
Colorado giving out free plane trips

It was obvious before they ever flew the guy out of Bangkok on the taxpayer's dime that John Mark Karr had nothing to do with the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Karr had claimed that he drugged the girl, yet no drugs were found in her system. Karr's relatives said that he was more than a […]

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August 28, 2006
60 Minutes on Ray Nagin

I carry no brief for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. I think he is like far too many politicians (the majority of the San Diego City Council in recent years included) who just go-along to get along and don't take their responsibilities seriously. Having said that, last night's "60 Minutes" broadcast included a bit that […]

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August 27, 2006
Still not serious

As every election nears, pollsters often ask what are the most pressing issues facing the nation. The list usually contains five or six issues that get a substantial response. This year I'm sure the list will include: Iraq, terrorism, the economy, immigration, medical costs, Social Security, energy (oil) prices. You can probably come up with […]

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August 26, 2006
There is no coercion in religion

Hopefully, by the time you got up this Sunday morning, Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and cameraman Olaf Wiig will be free. In the meantime, they've converted to Islam. Earlier in the day a video was released by the kidnappers showing the two prisoners in good health. During the recording, the journalists claim that they […]

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It is now an inevitability that whatever the story, however complex its details, members of the American press will react by announcing who must be forbidden to speak going forward. https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/11/when-journalists-become-speech-police/

Rep.-elect John James (MI) and Rep.-elect Wesley Hunt (TX) are close friends and are first two Black graduates of West Point to enter Congress. They are even from the same class! Both Republicans. No surprise there have been almost zero national media profiles of either or both.

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