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Archive for September 24th, 2007

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Nun Profilin’ Has Got To Go!

Posted by Mike on September 24, 2007

Michael Graham kept it short and sweet and I’m practically speechless.  This is just sad.

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Choking While Having Her Cake and Eating It Too

Posted by Mike on September 24, 2007

A grim mood has gripped the country. No, it isn’t the weather. She Who Must Not Be Named made the rounds yesterday and appeared on just about every one of the major networks in her bid to trick the American people into voting for her. If you think the resulting dark mist just clearing up now is bad, just imagine if she is allowed to assume the most powerful position on earth and usher in a new era of “always winter but never Christmas.” OK. Enough with the Rowling and Lewis imagery.

SWMNBN did indeed make the rounds yesterday and showed that her arrogance clearly knows no bounds. Her recent refusal to condemn Moveon’s disgraceful attack on General Petraeus is common knowledge by now, as is her vote against the Senate resolution condemning the ad. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop her from deceptively trying to create the impression that she is not one pea in Moveon’s pod. Staying true to her love of buffets, she tried to have her cake and eat it too. Too bad for her this isn’t the 1990s anymore. The networks and CNN aren’t the only games in town.

Newsweek photo via MSNBC

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Pressure Building On Gordon Brown to Call an Election

Posted by Mike on September 24, 2007

Several Labour MPs are calling on Gordon Brown to call a snap election. With Labour riding high in the polls, many marginal backbenchers realize that their best chance of keeping their jobs is to fight an election battle before people remember why it is they were disaffected with Labour in the first place. After all, the Brown bounce can’t last forever, can it?

It wasn’t too long ago that David Cameron’s Conservatives were riding high in the polls and openly salivating over the prospect of running against Gordon Brown. Labour’s popularity during Tony Blair’s final days in Downing Street were nothing to brag about and Cameron seemingly succeeded in redefining the Conservative brand. Obviously our Conservative friends expected the new Prime Minister to enjoy a some sort of bounce after becoming Prime Minister but unfortunately for them, what went up still hasn’t come down. In fact, Labour’s lead over the Conservatives has increased since Brown took over back in July. It just might make sense for Brown to call an election even though he only recently achieved his life-long ambition.

But there’s the rub. Although Brown’s best chance to lead Labour to victory is right now, victory is never certain in politics. I think Gordon might be a little reluctant to risk his life-long ambition. The longer he waits though, the more likely he is to lose. This is quite a dilemma. Whatever Gordon decides to do, it would be wise to keep that referendum promise. Otherwise, the British map could turn bluer than people think.

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More of John Batchelor and John Loftus

Posted by Mike on September 24, 2007

Sorry for the late update but I just got home.  John Batchelor  is co-hosting John Loftus’ show again right now.  Check out Loftus’ archives for the fun.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Goes to Columbia

Posted by Ryan on September 24, 2007

Iranian President (and radical Islamist rube) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University today.  Did they have the right to invite him?  Yes.  Should the United States have restricted Mahmoud’s visa to the hotel, UN building, and airport?  Yes.  Should Columbia have invited him?  No, I don’t think so.  There’s a difference between embracing different viewpoints and hearing the contrarian point of view in the interest of an intellectual exchange of ideas, with giving a microphone to a man who’s the head of a government that has funded the killing of hundreds of US soldiers, ostensibly denies the Holocaust and threatens the world with potential nuclear violence.  It’s like Hitler and Khrushchev all rolled up into one!

Today at Columbia, Mahmoud essentially said the following:

  • To begin, he knocked Lee Bollinger, who gave him a chilly reception.  Fair enough, but part of the deal was to be asked tough questions.
  • His country does not support terrorism, while America does support terrorism against Iran of all countries.
  • The Holocaust is a myth and more research needs to go into whether or not it truly happened.
  • Homosexuality is a “phenomenon” that does not happen in his country.  The CBC thinks otherwise.
  • The US and Iran can be buddies, but it is the US that has to change, not Iran.
  • 9/11 could have been an inside job… or not.  He’s not sure yet.
  • “We love all nations.”  Oh yeah?  Ducking the issue on his previous statements about the destruction of Israel, he kept focusing on the Palestinians.  To those of you who don’t know, the Palestinians are undeservedly considered the white-trash slack-jawed yokels of the Arab world: no one wants them, no one likes them, and they embarrassed the Arab world until about 1948.  However, they are a great way to deflect the suffering of one’s own people for a scapegoated hatred of the Jews.  By relating things to the Palestinians, Mahmoud is prodding the Arab nations, who despize Iran anyway since they’re Persian not Arab, Shia not Sunni, and going nuclear not getting along.

Mahmoud’s visit has caused many people to have a strong reaction.  His Ground Zero talk inflamed people all over, perhaps even more than the Columbia speech.  Americans view Ground Zero as sacred, hallowed ground and a known terrorist sponsor wanting to visit is obscene to many.  I wouldn’t let him if I were in the authorities because, amongst other reasons, I couldn’t account for his safety.  Word has it he’s not going to go despite the chatter.

As for Columbia University:  I hope the alumni have been paying attention, especially if they donate.

AP photo.

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