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We Win! The 9/11 Memorial Will Be a 9/11 Memorial

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Governor Pataki has given the IFC the boot. There will be no anti-American, politically correct BS at Ground Zero. Thank you , Governor.

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Dog Bites Man From the BBC

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

What a great headline:
US Press Critical of Tom Delay
Say it ain’t so, say it ain’t so.

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Texas Retribution Went National: The Wall Street Journal

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Great editorial on the whole Delay scandal:

The Majority Leader also deserves the presumption of innocence because of Mr. Earle’s guilty past. A liberal Democrat, he has a history of indicting political enemies, Democrat and Republican, on flimsy evidence that didn’t hold up in court. In the mid-1980s, he indicted Attorney General Jim Mattox, a rival of his ally Ann Richards, on bribery charges. Mr. Mattox was acquitted and won re-election. In 1993, he indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’d just been elected to the U.S. Senate, on charges of misconduct and records tampering. Mr. Earle was forced to drop the case even before it went to trial. Earlier this year, the prosecutor delivered a widely criticized speech at a Democratic fund-raiser in which he compared his prosecutorial targets to “Mussolini and his fascists” and all but declared that he had Mr. DeLay in his sights.As for political motive, Mr. DeLay has earned the wrath of Democrats by beating them time and again at their own game. His re-redistricting of the Texas Congressional delegation before the 2004 election helped turn six House seats over to the GOP. Without his prodding, the House would never have voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998. And his fund-raising and arm-twisting have kept the GOP House majority both unified and re-elected for a decade.

Partisan hack in the guise of District Attorney. Texas politics writ large.

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We Win! The 9/11 Memorial Will Be a 9/11 Memorial

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Governor Pataki has given the IFC the boot. There will be no anti-American, politically correct BS at Ground Zero. Thank you , Governor.

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Dog Bites Man From the BBC

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

What a great headline:
US Press Critical of Tom Delay
Say it ain’t so, say it ain’t so.

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Hang’em High

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

This is the most dispicable of non-violent crimes.

Pentagon Analyst Charged With Spying to Plead Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Pentagon analyst charged with providing classified information to an Israeli official and members of a pro-Israeli lobbying group will plead guilty, according to the U.S. District Court clerk’s office.

Lawrence A. Franklin (search), 58, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was indicted in June on charges of leaking classified materials – including information about potential attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq – to two members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (search) and an Israeli official.

Edward Adams, a spokesman for U.S. District Court Clerk in Alexandria, said a hearing to accept Franklin’s guilty plea has been scheduled for Wednesday. However, the charges to which he would enter the plea were not disclosed. Franklin was indicted on five charges.

Detailed information about plea agreements is not typically filed in court until the plea is officially entered. – source

Some of you may ask, what wrong with giving information to our “friends” in Israel? Well let me explain something, countries don’t have friends, no matter how close the ties (remember England, our closest ally, was once our worst enemy, and France was once our greatest ally). Countries have interests, and in this case the information given to Israel was not in our best interest. Espionage is espionage, no matter who you give the classified info to.
For this traitor I say “HANG’EM HIGH”.
But of course in this new kinder gentler society we never will.

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Texas Retribution Went National: The Wall Street Journal

Posted by Mark on September 29, 2005

Great editorial on the whole Delay scandal:

The Majority Leader also deserves the presumption of innocence because of Mr. Earle’s guilty past. A liberal Democrat, he has a history of indicting political enemies, Democrat and Republican, on flimsy evidence that didn’t hold up in court. In the mid-1980s, he indicted Attorney General Jim Mattox, a rival of his ally Ann Richards, on bribery charges. Mr. Mattox was acquitted and won re-election. In 1993, he indicted Kay Bailey Hutchison, who’d just been elected to the U.S. Senate, on charges of misconduct and records tampering. Mr. Earle was forced to drop the case even before it went to trial. Earlier this year, the prosecutor delivered a widely criticized speech at a Democratic fund-raiser in which he compared his prosecutorial targets to “Mussolini and his fascists” and all but declared that he had Mr. DeLay in his sights.As for political motive, Mr. DeLay has earned the wrath of Democrats by beating them time and again at their own game. His re-redistricting of the Texas Congressional delegation before the 2004 election helped turn six House seats over to the GOP. Without his prodding, the House would never have voted to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998. And his fund-raising and arm-twisting have kept the GOP House majority both unified and re-elected for a decade.

Partisan hack in the guise of District Attorney. Texas politics writ large.

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At Long Last…

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

The future workhorse of the military, to be used by every branch, is being approved.

Pentagon Approves Osprey Production

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to begin full-rate production of the V-22 Osprey, the hybrid helicopter-airplane that the Marine Corps considers vital to the future of its air fleet.

The Osprey program has been threatened since 23 Marines died in a pair of crashes during testing in 2000.

The go-ahead to start full-scale production was approved by the Defense Acquisition Board. – source

Although it’s beginnings were rocky (what test program isn’t), it promises to be a more effective and versitile workhorse to replace the Chinook, Sea Knight, and the C-130. Can I hear a big Hoooah for progress.

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Finally…

Posted by zaphriel on September 29, 2005

But the real fight I hear is yet to come. My President Bush choose well on his next appointment.

Roberts Confirmed to be Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — John Glover Roberts Jr., has been confirmed as the 17th chief justice of the United States.

The Senate voted 78 to 22 in favor of sending Roberts to be the top judge of the land Thursday as President Bush’ first vote for a Supreme Court justice in 11 years. – source

Anyone wish to guess who will be next? Please leave comments.

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