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Michelle Malkin’s Hilarious Take on Rosie O’Donnell

Posted by Mike on December 12, 2006

People say stupid things all the time. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Everyone has done it at one time or another. The latest fad in our society when someone says something stupid is to get worked up and/or sanctimonious, demand an apology, debate whether the apology was good enough, and then finally move on when something else distracts us. For the love of God people, they’re only words.

Admittedly, some people step in it more often than others. Take Rosie O’Donnell for example. O’Donnell, who ironically enough is one of those people who tends to blow other peoples’ words completely out of proportion, recently offended Asian Americans with her impersonation of a Chinese newscast. How should people respond to O’Donnell? Should she receive the John Rocker/Michael Richards treatment? Probably not. But her hypocrisy is certainly fair game. Let’s leave the response to Michelle Malkin.

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West Ham Sacks Alan Pardew

Posted by Mike on December 12, 2006

One of my more unusual interests (for an American) is my love of West Ham United. I was first exposed to English football while studying at Notre Dame’s London campus back in the day. Although my interest was very casual at first, I soon found myself searching for a team to support. Looking back, the search was far more intellectual than it should have been. I knew I was looking for a London team, preferably one with tradition. I also knew that I did not want to support a team that wins year in and year out. Over the years I gravitated toward West Ham but never fully committed.

After I moved to New York City, a group of pretty cool Manchester City supporters approached me and made an outstanding pitch to me to follow their squad. I looked into it and was admittedly impressed. In the end however, I followed my heart and committed to West Ham ’til I die.

Today I really feel like a West Ham supporter. The only West Ham manager I ever knew, Alan Pardew, was fired yesterday. This must be the “fortune’s always hiding” part I’ve heard so much about. The men from Upton Park are currently in a disappointing 18th place. Our American readers (just about all of them) are probably thinking, no big deal, it’s a bad season, get over it. The problem is, in the EPL, a team is relegated when they finish in the bottom three. It would be like demoting a struggling Major League Baseball team to AAA. That will not happen though. West Ham has talent. Moreover, West Ham belongs in the top flight.

From my still newbie perspective, I don’t blame Pardew for West Ham’s troubles. The club has been surrounded with distractions all season. There have been significant injuries, new players who have hurt team chemistry, and the takeover. I don’t think West Ham should forget the climb up from the Championship or last year’s amazing FA Cup run. What’s done is done though.  The talent is there and there is a lot of football to be played.  COME ON YOU IRONS!!!!

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Bush Catches a Break

Posted by Mike on December 12, 2006

With his base disgruntled, his haters motivated and his election defeat still fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s safe to say that President Bush has seen better days. In fact, things are so bad that he even started taking military advice from a commission which included Sandra Day O’Connor and Vernon Jordan. One has to wonder if Barney still supports the President?

It has indeed been a tough couple of months, but fortune smiled on our 43rd President yesterday when outgoing world dictator in his own mind Kofi Annan took a final swipe at our President in his farewell remarks as Secretary General. Annan essentially accused the President of abandoning American ideals in the War on Terror. According to the demented bastard, the decision to use force against another nation is the right thing to do only when it is “for broadly shared aims, in accordance with broadly accepted norms.” He’s basically pissy because Bush didn’t take a global test when protecting American security interests.

This is a big break for the President. The person condemning him for not “doing the right thing” is the same person who apparently thought “the right thing” was to oversee the Iraqi oil for food scandal, overspend the kickbacks on his son’s Mercedes and overlook genocide around the world.  As Secretary General, Annan repeatedly failed to use his bully pulpit to condemn evil in the world; however, he had no problem whining about the civilized world’s repsonse to it.

It is often said that people are judged by the company they keep. In this case, the President will be judged by the enemies he made. When Kofi Annan accuses you of failing to do the right thing, chances are you’re doing something right.

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Terrorist Suspect in Rhode Island

Posted by Sal on December 11, 2006

For those who think that Illegal Immigration does not play into the War on Terror, a story posted by Michelle Malkin outlines a Rhode Island-based illegal immigrant who was involved in attempting to obtain a license to haul hazardous materials.  His behavior showed terrorist-like patterns, such as being more concerned with the hazardous materials than how to drive a tractor trailer (including declining to learn how to back up).  He was arrested and turned over to immigration officials. 

 While not all illegal immigrants are terrorists, and while all terrorists are not illegal immigrants, the current situation of open borders presents an easy way for terrorists to enter this country illegally.  Cases like this one in Smithfield, RI, underscore that fact.  Someone like this Mohammed Yusef Mullawala might not be in the country today if the borders were more secure.  While not the only component of the War on Terror, shoring up the borders is certainly an important one. 

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The Power of Language

Posted by Sal on December 11, 2006

In an ongoing crusade to redefine culture by changing the English language, the AP now apparently calls prostitutes “sex workers” in this story about a “sex worker” who stabbed a “client” who refused to wear a condom.  While the change in terms is seemingly ridiculous, the concept is much more dangerous than that.  Changes in language gradually effect people’s views.  By changing language, the Drive-By media is attempting to change the cultural view of prostitution.  “Sex Worker” is much more pleasant-sounding than “Prostitute”, “Hooker”, etc.    This is similar to the Drive-by Media’s refusal to call an illegal immigrant just that, but instead making up terms such as “undocumented workers”, “migrant workers”, etc, or the pro-Abortion crowd refusing to call themselves pro-abortion, but rather pro-choice (as if anyone in America is generally anti-choice, although some of us object to the brutal murder of unborn babies).  Words mean things.  The power of language must be understood, and conservatives must not accept the Drive-by media’s attempt to redefine the debate on issues by changing the terms. 

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MOOOve over SUVs…New Competition!

Posted by Ryan on December 10, 2006

 

Watchout! New left-wing environmentalist wacko targets are on the horizon! Now cows do more damage to the environment per heffer and bull than coupe or sedan do!  This article from Drudge is absolutely hilarious– that people are taking it seriously is also a hoot!  “Her Thighness” did not have any comments, but her spokespeople are sure she’ll chime in sometime soon after she’s finished grazing.

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Talabani–ISG Ain’t for Me!

Posted by Ryan on December 10, 2006

Talabani’s not so happy with ISG report for the obvious reasons, but moreover, it’s that same ol’ welfare state socialism concept applied to nation building nonsense that Baker, Hamilton, and crew have been pushing for the last 30 years that has caused many of the problems we see today in the Mideast, Africa and at the UN. Talabani and many conservatives can see this about the report’s fundamental flaws and at last they’re vocalizing their discontent to this latest version of “peace with honor.”

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Holocaust Schmolocaust?

Posted by Ryan on December 9, 2006

The ISG’s hope for all the Mideast, Iran, is holding a conference today on whether or not the Jewish Holocaust actually happened. Here are six of my (obviously sarcastic) suggestions to the pannel:

1. Why not just put on the pointy white hats and burn crosses to make it official?

2. Why not bring back the “goosestep,” which has been woefully out of fashion anywhere outside North Korea since the Cold War ended?

3. Why not call the next US diplomat to the region “Neville” on accident just to get a razz out of your willing accomplices, the infidel media?

4. Why not send a bill to the Israeli Defense Force for Iran’s Hezbollah expenses in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq?

5. Why not call for the Jews to pay reparations to all those poor Palestinian mothers of suicide bombers, just like Saddam had done?

6. Why not blame your unemployment, demoralized populace, horrid economic status (in an oil rich nation), and your poor standing in world affairs on the Jews and their friends, the Satanic States of America? Oh wait…

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Jihad for Christmas!

Posted by Ryan on December 8, 2006

A new Christmas jihad plot was foiled today!

However, immediate reports of an increase in the profiling of 62 year old 5′ 2″ tall white grandmothers at airports did not yield the results DHS wanted. Yet, would you believe that an upper Midwestern 22 year old man of Middle Eastern decent was nabbed for plotting to kill Christmas shoppers. I’m as shocked as you must be! Why are we even profiling grandma when she never blows anything up? I just don’t get it.

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Bush to ISG: What are you smoking?

Posted by Sal on December 8, 2006

President Bush subtly rebuked the Iraq Surrender Group (ISG) yesterday, declaring that we will win, we will prevail, although we may need a change of course.  He rebuked the two biggest points of the ISG report, that of the 15-month timetable for troop redeployment and proposed talks with Iran and Syria.  It is nice to see the President showing some of the backbone that he exhibited earlier in his Presidency.  The war in Iraq is not a disaster, although it is not going as it should at this point.  I’m glad to see the President standing up, admitting a course correction is in order, but at the same time calling a spade a spade when it comes to the Iraq Surrender Group report. 

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The Silver Lining of 2006

Posted by Mike on December 8, 2006

 

 

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Bloomberg Grandstands on Gun Issue

Posted by Mike on December 7, 2006

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed suit today against gun dealers from five states, none of them New York. His rationale is to prevent the sale of guns used during the commission of crimes in New York City.  It is now clear that Bloomberg’s arrogance knows no bounds.

Common sense tells us that gun control is unwise. A criminal who has made the decision to murder another human being also makes a decision to violate the statute against murder. If a person has no qualms about violating the statute against murder, what makes people think that the same person would make the decision to obey a statute that says he can’t own a gun? In the process, people who respect law become prey.

Preventing New Yorkers from owning guns is bad enough, not mention unconstitutional. However, Bloomberg’s attempt to use the courts to impose his own asinine policy upon regular Americans in other states is an arrogant power grab and a perfect example of why most regular Americans can’t stand New Yorkers (For the record, I love New Yorkers). Part of the investigation leading up to this lawsuit involved New York City police conducting undercover investigations in other states, an obvious violation of each of the other states’ sovereignty.

The lawsuits aer also a waste of money and other resources.  The sales in question did not involve a gun used in the commission of the crime so there are no damages.  Moreover, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects gun sellers from such suits.

If New Yorkers are cool with Bloomberg wasting their money and depriving them of their rights, well, too bad.  (“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”). The Second Amendment notwithstanding, Bloomberg’s grandstanding should be confined to Broadway.

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ISG Fallout = More War?

Posted by Ryan on December 7, 2006

So the Arab world has decided to weigh in on the ISG’s findings.  Some Mideastern quotes about the ISG report:

“…holocaust for American claims.”

“Bush confesses defeat in Iraq.”

“In the short term, American will highly suffer the loss of its credibility and reputation in the region.”

“Al qaida must smell victory…”

Iran could “fill the vacuum” in Iraq.

Anyone shocked?  I, for one, am not.  No matter what the report said, the Arab media would be saying the same thing.  However, they are saying this on the 65th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.  The pre-WWII analogies of appeasement in the face of our enemy are staggering sometimes. But at least Neville Chamberlain did not have himself as an example.  What’s our excuse?  Emboldening our enemies can only mean that they will try harder.  Unfortunately, this report and it’s findings, which focus on how to lose gracefully not how to win basically, means the death and killing is not likely to cool off at all in the near future.

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They Really Are the Slimes

Posted by Mike on December 7, 2006

The last paragraph tells you most of what you need to know about the Old Gray Whore.

Hat tip: Mark Levin

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No Empty Places in This Circle

Posted by Mike on December 6, 2006

She Who Must Not Be Named’s campaign for President has been underway for years. She’s just more open about it now. Since her re-election to the Senate last month, the dark mark tattooed on the arms of many of She Who Must Not Be Named’s followers have been on fire. According to the New York Observer, Her Heinous has been spending some time on the phone soliciting and confirming support from her colleagues.

Although many observers see the upcoming Democrat primary as She Who Must Not Be Named’s coronation, the Observer reports that many of her supporters are afraid of Barrack Obama,.  I find this hard to believe. The only political asset I see in Obama is that he doesn’t scream or sound insane when he speaks. He is a less-than-one-term Senator with no significant achievements. She Who Must Not Be Named’s fundraising ability, name recognition and loyal army of death eaters, er, supporters should be enough to carry her through the primary.  She isn’t concerned.

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ISG Is an IED to the War Effort

Posted by Mike on December 6, 2006

The Iraq Study Group came down from Mt. Sinai today, handing President Bush two tablets containing their recommendations for the future course of the war in Iraq. The media will undoubtedly treat this report as Gospel. Wait a minute, they ridicule the Gospel. Never mind. The media will treat the report as a press release from the DNC. Its findings shall not be questioned. President Bush shall obey or feel the wrath of David Gregory.

The ISG agrees with the President that Iraqis must become responsible for their own security. Their recommendations include the redeployment of our non-force protecting troops by 2008. The reasoning behind this surrender timetable is a rejection of what they call “an open-ended commitment to keep large numbers of American troops in Iraq.” Also included in their recommendations is a call for dialogue with the irrational regimes in Iran and Syria and a re-commitment to the Arab-Israeli peace process. That last irrelevant recommendation has Sandra Day O’Connor’s fingerprints all over it.

I have little respect for this group of Monday morning quarterbacks. First, the ISG is not qualified to tell the Commander in Chief how to run a war. Notable committee members include split-the-baby, PTA wannabe Sandra Day O’Connor and Vernon Jordan, the man responsible for arranging glamorous jobs for Bill Clinton’s concubines. To be fair, the co-chairmen of the ISG are probably qualified. Jim Baker’s resume on international affairs is about three miles long and Lee Hamilton served honorably on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Despite their qualifications however, Baker and Hamilton are state department types. They seem to believe that talking to irrational tyrants leads to peace. It’s as if they expect Ahmadinejad to suddenly cooperate in Iraq and abandon his life long dream of Israeli annihilation after listening to Justice O’Connor’s voice of reason.

Another Commission shortcoming is its bipartisan composition. The executive branch was designed to be appointed by and answer to the President. This constitutional framework enables the President to receive advise from those interested in the success of the President’s policies. The decision to allot half of the ISG’s seats to the political opposition ensured that the recommendations would not contain advice but rather buzz words for the media to parrot while they shoot for a self-fulfilling prophecy by repeatedly asserting we are losing. In addition, the ISG’s bipartisan composition lends credibility to the group in the eyes of the public and makes it easier for the media to portray them as omniscient.

A President should seek advice from a wide range of people when running a war. The advice should come from those who are determined to assist the President in leading our nation to victory. The advice should preferably come from generals and other military leaders to ensure its reliability even if it is unpopular. In the event political opponents have significant input, it really should be given behind closed doors rather than by a commission cloaked in moral authority it has not earned and does not deserve. The only ISG findings which should be followed are those approved by the President’s military advisers.

The entire ISG exercise is like President Lincoln asking John Breckenridge for advice on how the Union should win the Civil War and then asking the Lynchburg Daily Virginian to cover the findings. It was irresponsible for President Bush to lead our nation into war without an effective PR strategy to combat the Democrats and the media. It is even worse to cloak weak-kneed Republicans and partisan Democrats with the moral authority of an “independent commission.” This report will only provide the media with fodder to undermine our noble war effort. Although media assertions are no longer unquestioned, normal Americans must still call the media on their inaccuracies and recapture the spirit of 2004 to combat the upcoming ISG love fest. God knows President Bush has already checked out.

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Count Every (Democrat) Vote (Three Times)

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2006

Diebold! Halliburton! Selected not elected! Given their history of demanding “clean” elections, I’m confident the moonbat left will demand a thorough investigation to get the bottom of this.  Oh. It must have been an accident. An accident limited to the most Democrat county in Ohio.  Never mind.  Nothing to see here.

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Charlie Weis: Irish for Life

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2006

Many NFL fans dream of Charlie Weis leading their team. I’ll leave the response to the man himself:

“Everyone knows I’m staying here until they fire me or I die,” he said. “I’m here for life. That’s what I said I was going to do. So why would I not be a man of my word?”

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al A.P.–Both Winning AND Losing

Posted by Ryan on December 5, 2006

The buzz around the wires is that Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates believes that we are losing the Iraq War. How do we know? According to the AP, when Gates was asked if we are winning he responded to Carl Levin, “No Sir.” But if you read further down it says:

He later says that the US is neither winning, nor losing, “at this point.”

Media bias exposed in the same article, just two paragraphs apart? Couldn’t be!

Link via Yahoo.

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USC Song Girl

Posted by Mike on December 5, 2006

Enjoy.

Video made by The M Zone.

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David Cameron’s First Year

Posted by Mike on December 4, 2006

David Cameron is receiving mixed reviews one year into his stint as leader of the British Conservative party. The good news for Mr. Cameron is that for the first time in a decade, his party has a legitimate chance of winning the next election. However, despite his party’s improved political position, Cameron is having trouble keeping his own party’s voters on board. A recent focus group of swing voters conducted by Frank Luntz highlights Cameron’s standing.

In my opinion, evaluating Cameron begs the question: At what price is victory no longer worth it? If politics is nothing but a team sport, Cameron’s new direction is definitely worth it. However, if the goal of politics is to propose and implement policies conservatives agree with, then a Cameron-led government implementing left-wing policies is probably worthless. The answer to that question is ultimately up to our British friends. At this point, it appears that conservative voters recognize the price tag that comes with this kind of victory. Luntz’s focus group uncovered the dynamic Cameron faces:

Something stark is becoming apparent: Cameron is inspiring the most admiration among those who usually tend towards Labour, the Lib Dems or minority parties or who didn’t vote at the last election. He provokes the most critical comments from those who most frequently vote Tory.

When asked whether Cameron should remain party leader, the group came up with an interesting answer.

Nevertheless 13 say they want him to remain leader of the party, with only three saying they want a change (they are the more Tory leaning of the group and their preferred candidate is William Hague)

Hopefully this is the first sign that my prediction is coming true.

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The NFL at Week 13

Posted by Ryan on December 4, 2006

It’s been a while since the last NFL-related post, so I thought I’d offer a few opinions.  For full disclosure, I am a New England Patriots fan and I hope they beat everyone that they play.  However, with another 28-21 squeaker against the Lions (of all teams!), it’ll be an on-the-road playoff run.

That being said, the San Diego Chargers are on a six-game winning streak that has them tied for an AFC-best 10-2 record.  The press, especially ESPN, puts the Chargers in any top five or six, but the talk always seems to be about Indianapolis, Chicago, Ben Roethlisburger, Carson Palmer, the latest Giants fiasco, etc.   This reminds me of the Patriots’ slow but steady winning creep through the season and to Super Bowl XXXVIII.  Yeah, Tom Brady was good, but it was Indy’s year (have I heard that before? hmm…) and Manning’s coronation to Super Bowl glory was in full force.  Point being: no one was talking about the Pats getting too far into the playoffs, just like few are noticing San Diego getting too far either.  They’ll get to the playoffs, but it’s Manning’s year, right?

Also: Watch out for those Jets who could very well end up 11-5 and a scrappy play-off team.  And who really cares about JV, right?  Half the NFC playoff picture will be 8-8.  Chicago seems decent. The Cowboys look good, but I can’t root for a T.O. team beyond a week-to-week match-up.  Yet, I’d love to see the Saints (formerly the “Ain’ts”) do something too.

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Sad day for America

Posted by Sal on December 4, 2006

U.N. Ambassador John Bolton submitted his resignation today, due to the fact that his recess appointment ends in January, and his nomination shows little sign of passage in the Senate (thanks to Lincoln Chaffee). 

It is very unfortunate as Bolton was strategically and quietly working on reforms within the U.N., and now that work is unfinished.  It’s a sad day for America and American politics that a man of his credentials and talent was taken down in such a manner. 

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Novak Political Tidbits

Posted by Sal on December 4, 2006

Robert Novak often has many political tidbits of information that cannot be found anywhere else.  I came across his column this morning, and each item piqued my interest.  The full column can be found here.  To summarize: 

  • Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is shortening the time of Senate recesses to one week, in hopes of curtailing recess appointments of judges.  This could spark a revolt from Senators to have their breaks cut short. 
  • Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is trying to tell Republicans who their ranking member should be.  Republicans have appointed Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA), rated as the 17th most conservative member of the house and to the right of people like Mike Pence and John Shaddigg.  Frank wants the less senior and moderate Rep. Spencer Bauchus (R-AL), rated # 78 in Conservatism.  So Frank now wants to tell the Republicans what to do.  The Republicans would be well advised to laugh at him for this. 
  • Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keeting is considering a Presidential bid to try to fill the void of the clear Conservative candidate left by George Allen. 
  • The Republican Study Committee, which is the Conservative Caucus of the House Republicans, is having a leadership battle.  A Conservative Reformer Rep. Jeff Hensarling (R-TX) is being challenged by a pork-barrel spender Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS).  The Republicans need to ensure strong leadership that can control spending and should not, under any circumstances, have a pork-barrel proponent in its Conservative leadership post. 
  • “Emily’s List”, a radical pro-abortion lobby which supports female candidates for office who are unabashedly pro-abortion, had targeted 19 Republican districts for pickups and spent $1.5 million.  They won only two, and those were in problem Republican districts.  In a year inherently favorable to Democrats, it shows that the Pro-Abortion line does not win elections. 

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Chavez Runs… and So Do We

Posted by Ryan on December 3, 2006

Hugo Chavez is gunning, sorry running for reelection in the Socialist Paradise of Venezuela.  He wants to replace Castro as the biggest jerk in Latin America, subjecting his people to a meager “21st Century socialist” life of poverty and malaise, while using his oil revenues to help Iran and other anti-American factions throughout the world and region.  Given the nature of Latin American banana republics and their tin-pot dictators, Chavez is just a small conflagration that’ll be dealt with when he gets too annoying– or when another attempted coup actually works.

Since he’s publically supporting Iran, who we know to be a state sponsor of terrorism, with rhetoric and oil revenues, can’t we apply the Bush Doctrine to Chavez? Just a thought.

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Look! Dolphins!

Posted by Mike on December 2, 2006

 

Photo from NDNation

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Atari Timesuck

Posted by Mike on December 2, 2006

Here is an Atari timesuck. Jonah Goldberg at the Corner gets all the credit for this one. Jonah is now officially King of the timesuck.

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Litvinenko Update

Posted by Mike on December 2, 2006

I decided not to post every time there’s something new in the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning, but enough has happened since my last post to justify this one. We now know that Litvinenko was poisoned with the radioactive material, polonium-210, a poison which seems to be popping up all over London. We also know that Mario Scaramella, the Italian who met Litvinenko at the sushi restaurant where Litvinenko was poisoned, was also exposed to polonium.

The suspicion on both sides of this story continues to fascinate. Pat Buchanan offers a compelling argument that President Putin is being set up by his political enemies. Others are troubled by Putin’s consolidation of power and growing list of enemies assuming room temperature. One thing is for certain. The poisonings are not random. According to sources from the Guardian, the polonium dose which killed Litvinenko costs about 20 million pounds. (I know, Guardian kook alert, but hey, we’re talking about Russian spies dropping dead from polonium poisoning and whether it is the Vladimir Putin, high-level Putin supporters, or an intricate conspiracy involving high-level Putin opponents attempting to frame the Kremlin that is responsible. We can read the Guardian this once). This isn’t an enterprise for the average low-rent criminal. Deep-pocketed individuals with a high-stakes interest in Russian affairs are clearly responsible for this one.

If that wasn’t enough, several sources also report that Scaramella had only water at the restaurant while Litvinenko was dining on polonium-210. However, according to Scaramella, the purpose of the sushi bar meeting was to warn Litvinenko that both were on a hit list created by Russian intelligence. Serious accusations are flying from both sides. Putin might want to get the bottom of this. Or does he?

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Mehlman and Mitt Speak

Posted by Ryan on December 1, 2006

Slapping the Republican Party on the back with a good idea, today outgoing RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman spoke candidly to the nation’s GOP governors about reading the midterm defeats properly by getting back to the party’s “core principles” (read conservatism).

However, the most interesting, future-oriented rhetoric came from Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) in a speech he gave later:

“They [the Democrats] believe that government and Washington has the answer to every question, the solution to every problem.  We, as Republicans, don’t believe that.  But, if you think about it, sometimes over the past two years, we’ve behaved as if we do.”

Good segue into getting back to those core principles.  But he also said in that same speech:

“If you believe as I do, that the source of our strength is our people, then when America faces a new generation of challenges, like we do today, you don’t look to government, you look to make the people stronger.”

I like the way this man is sounds, as he potentially secures that conservative void in the GOP 2008 field.

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