12.9.06 01:31

Hugh Hewitt on why we are losing in Iraq

I can't believe he said this:
A cadre of Clinton-era senior brass, who did not see it coming, it being the Islamist world war, got bitter and angry at having been passed over and pushed aside by the 9/11, post-9/11 Pentagon, and they have spent the next five years doing their best to undermine this administration, using reporters...to carry out that story, and amplify every mistake, and there are many, and to downgrade every success, and there are many, in a continued war against the people who tossed them out, and perhaps against their own conscience for not having seen it coming.
Not only do liberals control the media, entertainment, education and the courts, now they've infiltrated the military!

Moving day

And speaking "I've had enough of this crap", I'm looking for another host for this blog. I've been with 20six for over two years and 800-plus posts, but the recent platform change at 20six is not Mac friendly. Hope to get this thing done by the weekend. Thanks!
6.8.06 12:25

The next governor of Texas

Man, I hope he wins. Now I understand the appeal of country music, which is too often concealed by glamour and kitsch. Kinky Friedman seems like the real deal, a lyricist on par with Woody Guthrie or Hank Williams.
25.7.06 22:04

Border whores

For years, the red-meat right has told us that illegal immigrants are criminals and that they are taking jobs away from real Americans. So far, President Bush has stood up to this crowd, but the GOP continues to split over the issue. One group, the Minutemen, couldn't wait for the guvmint to stop the Mexicans - they passed the hat around and formed their own militia to guard the border.

Now it looks like the Minutemen leadership are the real criminals.:
A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization's leadership over financial accountability.

Many of the group's most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry -- primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes.

Several of the group's top lieutenants have either quit or are threatening to do so, saying requests to Minuteman President Chris Simcox for a financial accounting have been ignored.
What's the Spanish word for "Schadenfreude"?
23.7.06 20:56

Arab accomplishments

Sometimes it's hard to tell when a blatantly anti-Arab statement is made by a Malkinesque Western pundit, or by a Middle East leader. For example:
"...people are always putting down the Arabs and saying they cannot accomplish anything, but look at the Israeli warship in flames. That was an Arab accomplishment."
Who said that? Rush? Coulter? Ollie North?

No, it was Hasan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, reminding us once again how the fruits of modernity quickly wither in the hands of zealots.

h/t Juan Cole.
19.7.06 20:44

Fo shizzle, freedom is stupid phat!

This week on America's most embarrassing home videos, hear President Bush say a naughty word, and address the Prime Minister of Great Britain as "Yo, Blair". Sure its entertaining, but do we really need open mic night to realize what an insecure rube Bush really is? The fact that this is news tell us more about the US media than about the government it covers. Most legacy news outlets are too skittish to dwell on Bush's true character. The swagger, the shallowness of thought, the "just folks" act. It's all just background, a canvas for equally shallow reporters to draw long, lazy circles and call it news.
17.7.06 23:49

Paris Hilton swears off sex for a year

Obviously just a ploy to call attention to the failure of the Republican controlled Congress to fully repeal the estate tax.

h/t Huffington Post



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