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Archive for July 29th, 2006

Mental Illness or Terrorism: The MSM has Made It’s Choice

Posted by Mark on July 29, 2006

Hugh Hewitt has a wonderful analysis of the MSM’s handling of terrorism as mental illness.

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Hurricane Strength Increasing! Not.

Posted by Mark on July 29, 2006

One of the “facts everyone knows” about Global Warming is the increasing strength of hurricanes in recent years. Oops.

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Interview With A Terrorist

Posted by Mark on July 29, 2006

Ever pick up a newspaper or sit reading an online news site…and as you’re perusing…you leap to your feet shouting “WTF”? I do that occasionally. Alright…alright….during these troubled times, it’s become frequent. You may want to avoid Reuters is especially adroit at making me jump and holler.

Buckle yourself in….it starts with this headline:

Hizbollah demands halt to “aggression”

Reuters….that loving nuanced moonbat reporting agency always comes up with a title that yanks my chain. And at this point I’m already reaching for my oxygen mask. Let’s review that title shall we? And class it’s time we went over this….so you won’t grow up to be an overeducated loon like Maureen Dowd or undereducated stupid b**** like Helen Thomas. The title implies….

…that Israel is the ‘aggressor’!
…Hizbollah is equal in power and world stature and therefore can “demand” and not “ask”!
…Hizbollah by ‘demanding’ already has the moral high ground!
…Reuters has ‘carte blanche’ access to Hizbollah’s leaders for interviews and reporting!

This is typical leftwing ‘moral equivalency’ thinking. Oh BTW….better put on some sunscreen for this next passage…otherwise you’ll do a slow burn:

In an interview with Reuters, Hizbollah’s deputy chief Naim Kassem demanded an immediate halt to “Israeli aggression”.

Asked how Hizbollah viewed U.S. demands for its guerrillas to disarm and make way for an international force in south Lebanon, Kassem said: “America and Israel have no right to get a result from their defeat. There is no (military) victory for America and Israel for them to make political gains.”

Pressed on possible deployment of such a force, he said Hizbollah had decided not to talk about this in public.

Okay class…let’s see if we can pick out what’s HORRIBLY WRONG with the above.

In an interview with Reuters? Are you kidding me? So what did Reuters do? Call them up…and say:

“Hey…Naim…how’s it going?” Listen…got time for me to go underground with you in a secret location so we can get your story without Israel and the Western countries knowing where we are? What’s that? In Syria…in Damascus…at the Chinese embassy? Okay…I’ll see if I can’t catch a U.N. helicopter…I should be there by six. What’s that? Oh…yah….and Allah Akbar to you too!”

“America and Israel have no right to get a result from their defeat”? Did I miss the memo? When did either of us LOSE?

Lesson is over….class dismissed.

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Alleged Leaker Leaks his Subpoena?

Posted by Mark on July 29, 2006

For your consideration, I present Mr. Russell D. Tice, former defense systems specialist in the NSA, now “doing housing construction work.” Mr. Tice leaked his subpoena compelling testimony to this reliable source:

…the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, which posted it on its Web site at The group was formed last year by Sibel Edmonds, a former F.B.I. translator who lost a court fight challenging her 2002 dismissal after the government invoked the state-secrets privilege, a legal doctrine it is also using to try to block lawsuits involving the security agency’s domestic surveillance program.

Now, correct me if I’m wrong. When you are given security clearance, you promise not to reveal classified infromation, period. It doesn’t matter if, in your opinion, it shouldn’t be classified. You promise, under penalty of law, not to leak it. Not to your wife, not to the dog, not to The New York Times, even anonymously. Sigh.

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