Monthly Archives: June 2006

This Is Starting To Stink

I saw an AP report on this earlier today. The Army is now investigating several soldiers for allegedly raping an Iraqi woman and killing her family. Now the Washington Post has picked up the story. No charges have yet been … Continue reading

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UN “Reforms”

The UN made a huge show of reforming it's Human Rights Council. It's first order of business was to re-institute the habit of the old council to bash Israel first at every meeting.  The new UN Human Rights Council voted … Continue reading

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Brainster In A Book!

Our good blog buddy Pat over at Brainster's Blog has been mentioned in a book about bloggers acting on a check to the MSM! Pat wrote a takedown on a Paul Krugman article that caused Krugman to actually issue a … Continue reading

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The Moose Waxes Rhapsodic

The Bull Moose has quite an interesting take on Hamdan. That was the response the Moose had to the Supreme Court's Hamdan decision. It was quite remarkable. In America, extraordinary rights are accorded even to our enemies who would use … Continue reading

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Food For Thought On This Holiday Weekend

From Bruce Kesler at Democracy Project. Like Groucho Marx, I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have me. To me, that’s a most American statement of principle, and I think applies to most Americans. The 4th of … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Today my seemingly endless mission to visit one member of the Fighting 101st each day brought me over to Useless Drivel. Off Route 75 has an important list of points to ponder on this, the start of the long 4th … Continue reading

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Immigration Compromise

Some Republican Senators have finally appeared to figure out that the disastrous mish-mosh of a comprehensive immigration reform bill they passed will not work. There are hints that a compromise can be reached with the House bill that would stress … Continue reading

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Recon

Now the animal uprising is sending agents to recon the area before sending the invasion forces. And some humans just think it's cute! Fools! A California man looked out in his backyard and tough he saw a squirrel hanging around … Continue reading

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What Freedom Of Speech Isn’t

Here's a story that illustrates wrong thinking on what the constitution guarantees. The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Thursday that it would launch a review of an instructor who argues that the U.S. government orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks for its … Continue reading

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Having It Both Ways

Election year mantra: "Cut dependence on foreign oil". Typical election year hijinks: Propose end to ban on drilling in certain areas. Count on people calling for ending dependence on foreign oil to vote against lifting ban. It's just the best … Continue reading

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No Win Situtation

A Florida judge has tossed out the confession of a man who admitted kidnapping, raping then murdering a 9-year old girl by burying her alive. The detectives who interviewed him erred by not getting him a lawyer when he asked for … Continue reading

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Dutch Government Falls

The government of the Netherlands has fallen over the row about Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Michael van der Galien at Liberty and Justice writes: At 4.00 PM today leader of D66 in the lower chamber, Lousewies van der Laan, said that … Continue reading

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USA Today And Semi-Retractions

All the way back in May, USA Today reported their "blockbuster" revelation that three giant telecommunication companies had turned over calling records to the NSA to build a monster database. They told the world that AT&T, Bellsouth and Verizon had … Continue reading

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Sticky Situations

Scientists have resumed excavations – if that's the right term exactly – at the La Brea Tar Pits. Regarded as one of the richest deposits of Ice Age fossil sites. This is an annual thing that has been done continuously … Continue reading

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Pump It Up-Date!

Well, it seems that the judge accused of using a penis pump during trials has been convicted and will be spending a year behind bars. BRISTOW, Oklahoma (AFP) – A US jury has sentenced an Oklahoma judge to one year … Continue reading

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