Monday, July 31, 2006

Mad dogs and Hezbollah

You may have heard speculation, as did we, that Hezbollah itself may have blown up that building in Qana to try to smear the Israelis in the eyes of the world with the canard of “slaughter.” We doubt that. More likely: Arms caches stored on the premises that exploded, greatly aiding in the collapse of the structure. Hey, it wouldn’t have happened if the Israelis hadn’t fired back. Right?

Either way, it’s more than a little disturbing. It’s the criminal mentality en masse.

At the risk of becoming a bit callous ourselves, we can’t help but agree with the Israelis that to the extent they know what they’re doing, the civilian sympathizers of Hezbollah—who have given them unlimited aid and comfort in their barrios—have willingly erased the line between themselves and the savages.

Or as our Israeli cartoonist friend, Yaakov Kirschen at the Dry Bones blog, expressed it:

Speaking of editorial cartoons, thanks to everyone to who voted for William Warren to replace the vacationing Red Mike Luckovich at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. We’re sure it’s no coincidence that William has moved into first place! Let’s keep him there. We voted for him again, and so can you. The rules are no more than once an hour. We can surely do it once a day and support an emerging new, conservative talent in a vast wasteland of liberal journalism.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

What a crock

Did you know that the town of Qana--where the Israelis are accused of slaughtering women and children--is the village where Jesus performed his first miracle? Yes, the famous Wedding Feast of Cana, where he turned the water into wine. Yeah, notice whose country it was. . .

There's really only one comment that needs to be made about this so-called slaughter by the Israelis. Again, it's an editorial cartoon:

Friday, July 28, 2006

Golden Opportunity

Probably the most uniformly liberal/left feature in American newspapers today is not found anywhere on Page 1 or even the Op-Ed page. Too much variety. And while the feature we're talking about appears on the editorial page, it is not the editorial.

It’s the editorial cartoon. In all of America, you can pretty much count the entire cadre of conservative major metro daily cartoonists on the fingers of one hand. Talk about ideological lockstep. Trust me; I’ve made a study of this. And the reason seems to relate to the demise of multiple competing newspapers in most cities—hence, fewer professional opportunities—as those metro areas themselves have become more and more “blue” over the years.

But take heart. You can actually do something about that, in a small way:

Go to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Web site
and cast a vote for a replacement cartoonist for dreadful Mike Luckovich. (We wish it were a permanent replacement, but, alas, he’s just on vacation.) And, if we may be so bold, we have a suggestion as to how you should cast that vote:

William Warren. That would be No. 5 in the list. William is somewhere in the top three in the voting thus far, and he could use a lot more votes. William is a student at Wake Forest University and--we think you'll agree--a major talent in the making. As part of taking back our country, we want to see William snag one of those rare metro daily jobs when he graduates.

We met William last month at the national convention of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, where yours truly was the token-evangelical Christian panelist in a debate over the Muhammad cartoon controversy and the overall treatment of religion by editorial cartoonists. What a lion’s den.

In the hotel lobby were the Silver Spike Contest entries—editorial cartoons that had been rejected by editors as too over the top. One look would make anyone appreciate those editors. Somewhere around 90 percent of them were testimonies to irrational Bush hatred so far beyond the pale, it would have been understandable to alert the Secret Service. Scary stuff. (Kind of the mentality you see here from one of William’s competitors in the Journal Constitution sweepstakes.)

Needless to say, these conventioneering cartoonists were not too receptive to the token evangelical Christian viewpoint. Even less so was the local Muslim imam, who made a point of getting in a very pointed anti-Christian dig in his remarks. And his “ministry” in Denver is a program to foster greater Muslim-Christian dialogue! These guys need a few lessons in basic PR.

The silver lining was the opportunity it gave me to give the imam a piece of evangelical Christianity’s mind when he slithered up after the event to try to smooth things over. We weren’t having any of it. “Sir,” I said, “the basic problem is that Christians are deeply grieved that the supposedly mainstream Islamic community has done virtually nothing to publicly distance itself from those radicals who have supposedly hijacked your religion. Until that happens, there’s just not much chance of dialogue on much of anything, thank you.”

The imam looked hurt. “Oh, but we have made those statements. I’ve made them. The media just don’t report them.”

I told him I’ve looked high and low for those statements in vain, and it’s not because the media haven’t reported them. We exchanged forced smiles and walked stiffly away from each other. Think we were direct enough?

Anyway, let’s not have any more of this good-men-doing-nothing business. Vote for William Warren, early and often. If you need to see more, visit his Web site. You'll see what we mean.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Take no prisoners

When it comes to the scourge of Hezbollah, anything short of total, decisive and permanent defeat is unacceptable. We say that because these vermin are way, way beyond redemption. They are possessed of strong delusion and blood lust, for which there is no cure but the sword and the gun.

Perhaps if that happens, their puppet masters in Tehran will think again about their evil designs. One can always hope. If you think this kind of talk a bit strong, check this out from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI):

Mohsen Rezai, Iranian Expediency Council Secretary and Former Commander of Iran Revolutionary Guards: If Hizbullah's Patience Runs Out There Will Be Chaos in Tel Aviv; Ms. Rice Should Be Tried as First Female War Criminal; The Legal
Experts of the Islamic World Should Prepare Some Kind of Legal Action Against

In this extraordinary interview, Mr. Rezai tells his audience that they will never accept NATO’s presence in southern Lebanon as a peacekeeping force because NATO is an occupational force that serves as a tool of Israel and the United States. Guess he must have missed that whole thing in Bosnia and Kosovo, when NATO and UN forces worked together to defend the Muslim population against the depredations of Slobodan Milosevich’s Christian Serbs.

No, he didn’t miss it or forget. Truth and facts just don’t mean the same thing to them. In radical Islam, lying to your enemy is a virtue, according to Muhammad and the Quran. We need to get over our tendency to apply the Western model and try to negotiate with these people. To them, that’s a sign of weakness to be exploited and used against us. The only time we should believe them is when they’re talking to each other, not to us.

We encourage you to read this interview to get the full flavor of this deceit. You’ll find claims—who know whether they’re fact or sheer bravado?—that if Israel persists in its military operations, Hezbollah will play its trump card, i.e., missiles that can reach far beyond Haifa to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

That’s just another reason why we say if Israel gets them on the ropes, they need to finish the job—for once and for good.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A battle worth fighting

This is our first-ever call for action. There's a reason for that: This is important stuff...

Men across America—including Christians—are becoming enslaved to sexual addictions through hotel porn, especially men who travel. We brought this to your attention last week, and now it’s starting to catch fire.

Please consider this plea from the Family Research Council and join this fight. -- Roscoe

Keep Pornographers away from Major League Baseball!

Major League Baseball (MLB) owners are considering a recommendation that will allow a businessman with longtime porn industry ties to purchase the Atlanta Braves. John Malone is a corporate leader who among his many holdings includes ON COMMAND, a company that sells pay-per-view porn movies to hotels across the United States. As a result, Malone has profited from the corruption of many travelers who visit the estimated 1,000,000 hotel rooms his porn service reaches.

In addition to ON COMMAND, Malone played the leading role in breaking down community barriers to televised porn through his involvement in the franchise cable system known as TCI (Tele-Communications, Inc.).

Over the years, MLB has carefully preserved its character as an industry concerned about character and devoted to family. That image has suffered recently due to the sport's difficulty in facing up to issues of drug abuse among some of the game's best-known players. At the same time, MLB recently joined forces with other leading professional sports leagues and with FRC in the successful fight for the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act. MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig deserve praise for their role in passage of this landmark bill to curb online gambling.

Now baseball faces a new dilemma that will affect its character. While the sale of the Braves, one of baseball's flagship franchises, to Malone's Liberty Media has not yet gone through, the sale reportedly enjoys the support of Commissioner Selig. The American families who fill the seats, populate the Little Leagues, buy the hot dogs and wave the pennants should not see their hard-earned money go to line the pockets of a pioneer in the porn trade. MLB can and must set a high standard, for players and owners alike.

You can help by signing a petition to Commissioner Selig before he meets with Major League owners from August 8-10. Let him know that the ideals of sport and the nature of our national pastime are incompatible with the purveying of porn. Fill out the form to sign the petition now.

Thank you and, as always, God bless you.

Tony Perkins

P.S. We have just a short time to let Major League Baseball hear from us - loud and clear. Send Commissioner Selig a strong and encouraging message to keep our national pastime community- and family-friendly. And please forward this message to anyone you think will help us let Major League owners know we care.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Can we, uh, have a do-over?

Well, what d’ya know? One of the leading Hezbollah smart guys named Mahmoud—a literal rocket scientist, probably—is now saying, “Gee, we didn’t expect all this fuss from Israel over just a couple of kidnapped soldiers. What’s up with that? Can’t they take a joke?”

What a bunch of goofs. Hah-ha. I mean, those wacky insurgent dudes really crack me up. I wouldn’t be surprised if those are just rubber rockets raining down on Haifa that have all those Israelis cowering in bomb shelters. Tee-hee. (You don’t really believe all that Zionist propaganda about death and destruction, do you?) Those Jew boys always were way too serious, if you ask me.

Like, take my widow. Please. Nyuk-yuk-yuk.

I mean, those Muslim boys never let a few lousy human lives get in the way of their fun. They got their priorities straight.

What was it that Golda Meier always used to say about peace in the Holy Land? That it would only come when the Muslims loved their sons more than they hated the Jews.

Yeah, that Golda. Har-de-har-har. What a card. . .

Monday, July 24, 2006

Sick and tired?

Are you sick and freaking tired—as we are—of the mainstream mediocracy’s perverse obsession with Israel’s supposed atrocities against the Lebanese and the poor, innocent Hezbollah freedom fighters while downplaying the latter’s daily aggression against Jews in northern Israel via random rocket attacks on civilians?

Well, at least they’re equal opportunity slanderers—they’re doing the same thing in their reportage of U.S. forces in Iraq vs. the “insurgents” there. Hugh Hewitt demonstrated last week to what extremes the Los Angeles Times, for example, will go to avoid using the word “terrorist.” You’d hardly know that these misunderstood boys of Hezbollah are the same ones responsible for blowing up 241 U.S. Marines in Beirut in 1983—with the help of Syrian intelligence and Iranian financing. Some things never change, like our blame-America-first media elites.

Incidentally, the accompanying photo is one we took on a visit several years ago to southern Lebanon, where Hezbollah makes its presence known. (It's hard to read, but the lettering on the flag says, "All our disasters caused by U.S.A." The little thingies at the ends of the red stripes are bombs, and the white thingies in the blue field are cute little skulls.)

If you’re as fed up as we are, let’s try something constructive. Let’s forward the following list by Dr. Mitchell Bard to some of those mainstream mediocracy outlets and ask them to publish it. Sorry for the lengthy document, but that’s kind of the point, as you’ll see. It was circulated via e-mail, so there’s no URL we know of to refer you to:

Hizballah Terrorist Attacks Since May 2000
(July 24, 2006)

24 Jul 2006 - Hizballah fired more than 70 Katyusha rockets into Israel, several of which landed in Nahariya, Safed, and Kiryat Shmona. Medics treated at least 49 people who were lightly to moderately wounded. More than 2200 rockets have been fired at Israeli cities since July 12, killing 17 Israelis, all of them civilians. 20 Israeli soldiers were killed in other incidents.
23 Jul 2006 - Shimon Glickblich, 60, of Haifa was killed Sunday morning (11:00) while driving his car in Haifa. Habib Isa Awad, 48, of Iblin, was killed while working in the carpentry shop in Kiryat Ata. Another 12 were wounded in the morning barrage in Haifa, and more later in the day as over 90 rockets were fired at Haifa, Akko, Kiryat Shmona, and elsewhere in northern Israel. .
20 Jul 2006 - Five IDF soldiers were killed and five wounded in continuing exchanges of fire in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, near Avivim, where two soldiers were killed on Wednesday. The body of the fifth soldier, St.-Sgt. Yonatan (Sergei) Vlasyuk, 21, of Kibbutz Lahav was retrieved on July 22. At 16, Yonatan immigrated alone to Israel through the Jewish Agency's "Na'aleh" program. He was adopted by Dalia Gal, a member of Kibbutz Lahav in the Negev. An IDF officer was killed and three soldiers were wounded as two Apache (Cobra) combat helicopters on their way to Lebanon to assist IDF forces operating against Hizballah terrorists near Avivim collided and then crashed south of Kiryat Shmona.
19 Jul 2006 - St.-Sgt. Yonatan Hadasi, 21, of Kibbutz Merhavia and St.-Sgt. Yotam Gilboa, 21, of Kibbutz Maoz Haim were killed and nine soldiers were wounded in exchanges of fire between IDF and Hizballah in south Lebanon, near Moshav Avivim. The Israeli force had crossed the border to destroy the Hizballah rocket-launching position at the former IDF outpost of Shaked. Rabia Abed Taluzi (3) and his brother Mahmoud (7) who were playing soccer outside their house were killed and dozens were wounded in two Katyusha rocket attacks on the Israeli Arab city of Nazareth.
18 Jul 2006 - Andrei Zelinksy, 36, was killed Tuesday evening in Nahariya outside a bomb shelter. Though he managed to save his family by rushing them into the shelter, he returned home to get a blanket for his daughter and was killed. Some 130 rockets were fired at the north on Tuesday, 100 of them within one hour and a half - also landing in the Haifa area, Karmiel, Tiberias, Safed, Maalot and Rosh Pina. About 60 people injured were evacuated to hospitals in Safed and Nahariya.
17 Jul 2006 - Over 50 rockets were fired towards the eastern and upper Galilee on Monday night. A Katyusha rocket hit the external wall of the Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed, causing damage to infrastructure; five patients, two doctors and two other hospital employees were injured. Earlier, 11 people were wounded in Haifa when a 3-story apartment building was hit by missile. The Israel Air Force destroyed at least ten long-range Iranian-made missiles capable of hitting Tel Aviv, by targeting a Hizballah truck carrying the missiles before they could be launched. To date, missiles have been fired up to 40 kilometers into Israel.
16 Jul 2006 - Eight killed, 50 wounded in Hizballah rocket attack on Haifa - Rockets began falling on the Haifa area shortly after 9:00 a.m. Eight employees of Israel Railways at the Haifa train depot were killed in a direct hit by a Fajar missile made in Syria. A total of over 50 people were wounded in Haifa and the Haifa Bay area.
15 Jul 2006 - Katyusha rockets landed for the first time in Tiberias, located 35 kilometers from the Lebanese border on the Sea of Galilee, as well as in nearby communities.
14 Jul 2006 - Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday night an Israeli navy ship was severely damaged by an Iran-manufactured missile fired by Hizballah. Four IDF soldiers were killed: Staff Sgt. Tal Amgar, 21, of Ashdod; Yaniv Hershkovitz, 21, of Haifa; Shai Atias, 19, of Rishon Lezion; and Dov Steinshuss, 37, of Karmiel. Omer Pesachov, 7, of Nahariya, and his grandmother Yehudit Itzkovitch, 58, of Moshav Meron were killed by a Katyusha rocket in Meron early Friday evening. Roni, Omer's older sister, was badly wounded, and the grandfather, Naftali, was lightly hurt. The family had fled the Katyushas in Nahariya to spend a quiet weekend with their grandparents.
13 Jul 2006 - Monica Seidman (Lehrer), 40, of Nahariya was killed in her home by a Katyusha rocket Thursday morning. In the evening, Nitzan Roseban, 33, was killed in Safed by a direct rocket hit. On Thursday evening Katyushas landed in Haifa.
12 Jul 2006 - Hizballah terrorists infiltrated into Israeli territory and attacked two IDF armored jeeps patrolling the border with Lebanon, killing three soldiers and kidnapping two. Ground forces entered Lebanon in the area of the attack. A large explosive device was detonated underneath an Israeli tank, killing all four of the tank crew. An eighth soldier was killed when IDF troops entered Lebanon to try to retrieve the bodies of the tank crew. Throughout the day, Hizballah terror organization fired Katyusha rockets and mortar shells at Israel's northern borders' communities and IDF posts.
27 May 2006 - An IDF soldier was wounded when Katyushas were fired at an army base at Mt. Meron in the upper Galilee.
27 Dec 2005 - A branch of a Palestinian organization connected to Al-Qaida fired 6 Katyushas, damaging a house in Kiryat Shmona and a house in Metulla. In response, the IAF attacked a training base of the Popular Front, south of Beirut.
21 Nov 2005 - An attempt to kidnap an IDF soldier was foiled when paratroopers patrolling near Rajar village discerned a Hizballah unit approaching. Private David Markovitz opened fire, killing all four. In a heavy attack of mortars and Katyusha rockets that ensued, nine soldiers and and two civilians were injured.
29 Jun 2005 - More than 20 mortars were fired from across the border. Cpl. Uzi Peretz of the Golani Brigade was killed and four soldiers wounded, including the unit's doctor. Fire was exchanged and helicopters and planes attacked five Hizballah outposts in the Reches Ramim area.
24 Apr 2005 - Several explosive devices exploded near the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the Mount Dov area. Officials believe the devices were planted by Hezbollah, but this was not confirmed. No injuries were reported in the explosions.
7 Apr 2005 - Two Israeli-Arabs from the village of Rajar near the Israel-Lebanon border were kidnapped by Hizballah operatives and held in captivity for four days. The men, identified as Muki Ben-Jamal and Nuef Maharj Ben-Ali, said they were interrogated by their captors who wanted information on Israel. They were later released. Israeli officials did not believe that any security information had been compromised.
9 Jan 2005 - An explosive device was detonated against an IDF patrol at Nahal Sion. One Israeli soldier was killed, and a UN officer was killed.
20 Jul 2004 - Hizballah sniper fired at an IDF post in the western sector of the Israeli-Lebanese border. Two IDF soldiers were killed.
7 May 2004 - Fire in the Mt. Dov sector. IDF soldier Dennis Leminov was killed, and two other soldiers were severely wounded. The IDF returned fire.
19 Jan 2004 - An anti-tank missile was fired at IDF D9 while neutralizing explosive charges near Zari’t. An IDF soldier, Yan Rotzenski, was killed and another soldier was severely wounded.
6 Oct 2003 - Staff Sgt. David Solomonov was killed when Hizballah fired at an IDF force south of the Fatma Gate in the eastern sector. In addition, the Hizballah fired missiles and rockets at an IDF post in the Reches Ramim area.
10 Aug 2003 - Haviv Dadon, 16, of Shlomi, was struck in the chest and killed by shrapnel from an anti-aircraft shell fired by Hizballah terrorists in Lebanon. Four others were wounded.
20 Jul 2003 - Hizballah snipers fired on an Israeli outpost near Chetula, killing two Israeli soldiers. The IDF retaliated with tank fire directed at a Hizballah position, killing one operative manning the post. That night, there were multiple Israeli flights over Lebanon, two of which generated powerful sonic booms over Beirut.
7 May 2003 - Hizballah attacked IDF positions in the Sheba' farms with heavy rocket, mortar, and small arms fire. One Israeli soldier was killed and five others were wounded in the attack. Lebanese authorities asserted that the Hizballah firing had been preceded by an Israeli army foot patrol crossing the Blue Line.
5 May 2003 - A cycle of armed exchanges across the Blue Line began. Israel carried out more than 20 air sorties over the country. Subsequently, Hizballah fired several anti-aircraft rounds with shrapnel landing inside Israel.
22 Mar 2003 - Hizballah fired rockets and mortars at Israeli army positions in the Sheba' farms and adjacent areas. This attack followed eight incursions into Lebanese airspace by Israeli aircraft.
6 Jan 2003 - Hezbollah fired anti aircraft shells in the vicinity of Birait in the western sector of the Lebanese border. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
29 Aug 2002 - Fire at an IDF post in the Mt. Dov sector. IDF soldier Ofer Misali was killed, and two other soldiers were lightly wounded.
12 Mar 2002 – Infiltration: In a shooting attack on the Shlomi- Metzuba route. Six Israelis civilians were killed, among them IDF officer Lt. German Rojkov.
7 Aug 2001 - Two houses belonging to senior members of the former Israeli-allied South Lebanon Army militia were blown up using explosive devices. One of the houses belonged to Robin Abboud; the other to Samir Raslan. Hizbollah is suspected.
28 Apr 2001 - A 60 year-old Israeli man was found stabbed to death in Kfar Ba'aneh, near Carmiel in Galilee. The terrorists responsible for the attack were apprehended in July. Six members of a Hizballah-linked Palestinian terrorist cell responsible for the murder were arrested in July. The murder was the initiation rite of the organization.
14 Apr 2001 - Fire at an IDF post in the Mt. Dov sector. IDF soldier Elad Litvak was killed.
1 Apr 2001 - A 42 year-old Israeli woman was stabbed to death in Haifa. Her murder was the initiation rite of a terrorist cell, whose members were apprehended in July. Six members of a Hizballah-linked Palestinian terrorist cell responsible for the murder, originally thought to be criminally motivated, were arrested in July. The murder was the initiation rite of one of the terrorists into the organization.
16 Feb 2001- Fire at an IDF convoy on Mt. Dov. IDF soldier Elad Shneor was killed, and three other soldiers were wounded.
26 Nov 2000 - A charge was detonated near an IDF convoy. IDF soldier Khalil Taher was killed and two other soldiers were wounded.
7 Oct 2000 - Kidnapping: Three IDF soldiers: Adi Avitan, Omer Soued and Binyamin Avraham were kidnapped by the Hizballah from the Mt. Dov sector.

Friday, July 21, 2006

ASK ROSCOE: Go, Israel!


Man, you're such a shill. Why are we even on Israel's side? Don't you think their response to current hostilities has been disproportionate?

M. Allbright

Dear M.:

Absolutely. Surrounded by enemies denying even Israel's right to exist, what has Israel done? Unilaterally withdrawn from Lebanon. Unilaterally withdrawn from Gaza. Considering unilaterial withdrawal from the West Bank. There's not a lot they haven't done to try to appease both their enemies and friends, including us.

And what has it gotten them?

Suicide bombings. Kidnapped soldiers. Hundreds upon hundreds of rocket attacks. Jerky, screwball self-exposes of ignorance and demagoguery such as you're displaying here.

Yeah, I'd say that's pretty disproportionate. A more appropriate response would be a true one-eighty: A full-scale, take-no-prisoners offensive to retake all those relinquished territories and then some. Let's throw in the Temple Mount, which incredibly was handed over years ago to Islamic authority--which has shut down Jewish and Christian worship on the site.

How about let's also throw in Damascus? To be truly proportionate, these responses have to cost the opposition something. Last time, the Israelis stopped short of the Syrian capital. Perhaps that was a mistake. Perhaps they should correct that this time.

Let's remember, M., that other than the British, the Israelis are America's most dependable partner in the war on terror. We need to supply Israel with anything and everything whatsoever she needs to do the job right as they do some of the heavy lifting for us.

Let's also remember, M., who it was who murdered 241 U.S. Marines in Beirut in 1983: This very same Hezbollah. Let's not forget who it was that danced in the streets when the World Trade Center Towers fell on 9/11: Hamas and the Palestinians.

This time, Israel needs to do the "proportionate" thing. She needs to fix this problem with a decisive solution that will last for more than six months for a change. Hezbollah and all its terrorist friends need to be resoundingly defeated, if not entirely eliminated.

Does that answer your question, M.?


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Our new national pastime?

Say it ain’t so, Bud Selig. You’ve actually given your seal of approval to John Malone buying the Atlanta Braves? If John Malone gets the Braves, who gets the next team up for sale—Larry Flynt?

We say that because Denver billionaire John Malone is the king of white-collar pornographers. Malone has basically done for pornography in America what Ray Crock did for the hamburger. Crock may not have invented the burger, but his McDonald’s juggernaut sure got people eating one heck of a lot more of ’em. Same with Malone. Between the Internet and John Malone cable TV systems, pornography has become standard fare in millions of American homes.

Years ago, Malone was the leader in introducing sexually explicit content to scores of communities across America when he ran the largest residential cable TV system in the country, TCI. Today he’s delivering it to a million hotel rooms nationwide through a company called On Command, which is owned by his Liberty Media, the prospective new owner of the Braves.

We’re glad that some of this information is starting to come out, thanks to some God-fearing people who refuse to bow the knee to Baal when it’s becoming increasingly inconvenient not to. We’ll do our part here, too, with more info as time goes on. The other 29 Major League Baseball team owners must approve this deal, possibly as early as their regular quarterly meeting Aug. 8-10.

A word to John Malone: You can run, but you can’t hide. Be assured that your sin will find you out. In the day of judgment, your billions aren’t going to be worth squat. We just got a look at some of your video titles. You’re not going to claim that “She Likes It BIG” is about picking out diamonds, are you?

It’s still not too late to repent.

And, Mr. Selig, please don't let pornography become our new national pastime.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

WorldPride 2006 Riyadh

We’ll resist the temptation to say we told you so, but we sort of did. As things have continued to heat up in Israel and Lebanon, ol’ Jerusalem was just getting to be too dicey for the week-long international celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people that was to be held there beginning Aug. 6.

The rumor is that everything is being rescheduled, even as we speak, for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “All that violence—you know, with all those Katyusha rockets crashing the party—is just so counter to everything that WorldPride stands for,” said Jerusalem organizer Ephraim Schwartz. “Obviously, someone needs a hug, but maybe right now is not the right time for Jerusalem. Maybe next year.”

Very quietly Schwartz and other WorldPride organizers from at least a dozen different countries have been working behind the scenes to find an alternative location, and they came up with one that’s bound to raise eyebrows all across the Middle East—the capital of the oil capital of the world.

“It’s a little-known fact,” Al-Jazeera reporter El-Mer Al-Fud reported yesterday, “that Riyadh has quite a rollicking nightlife and a club scene that just doesn’t quit. There’s nothing else like it. In this part of the world, it’s known as the city that never sleeps. Around here, if you’re bold enough to strut your stuff, it’s the place to see and be seen.”

“Yeah, baby,” said Saudi Prince Nik El-Bagg with a mischievous wink. “We be rollin’ out the pink carpet as an expression of our solidarity with our Western brothers and sisters in the counter-culture. We may have a reputation for being kind of on the conservative side, but don’t believe everything you read. We be the best kept secret in the whole Middle East thing.”

Stay tuned for further reports on this dramatic, if not startling, development. Just when you think you have the world figured out, will wonders never cease?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Collateral damage

It’s just a coincidence, of course, but one of the casualties of the new Middle East war may be WorldPride 2006, a week-long international celebration of alternative sexualities planned for Jerusalem, beginning Aug. 6.

Not that they’re ready yet to throw in the towel. “Jerusalem is a calm spot,” the organizers soothed in a news release yesterday. In other words, Hezbollah probably won’t be able to send any rockets or other exploding things that far. They don’t think. So, don’t cancel your airline tickets and hotel reservations just yet. Oh, no.

We’re sure it’s still going to be a hot time in the old town as thousands—yes, thousands—of proud lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender celebrants brave even death itself to keep their appointments and make this thing a success, whatever it is. Still, it was jarring to receive the original news release several months ago breezily announcing all these LGBT activities “in the Holy City.”

Do words mean anything to people anymore? Like “holy”? Say, WorldPride organizers—I’ve got an idea: How about rescheduling the event for Riyadh or Mecca or Medina? Nobody would dare attack those places.

Sorry to wax philosophical, but we were just wondering. It was the same kind of wonder a few months ago when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans—just days before Southern Decadence, a week-long homosexual affair in the Big Easy, complete with copious streams of alcohol and lots of anonymous public sex.

Of course, the event had to be canceled. But it was just a coincidence. Of course.

Monday, July 17, 2006

A glimpse into the future

Wonder what’s really going down in the Middle East? Once again, nobody has it put together as well as Joel Rosenberg.

In terms of biblical prophecy, the growing relationship of Russia with Syria and Iran is particularly worrisome. This is the Ezekiel 38 scenario—the coming invasion of Israel, the final confrontation that the New Testament book of Revelation calls the battle of Armageddon.

Here’s the complete End Times anti-Israel coalition, as Joel has assembled it for us:

* Russia and former Soviet states (what Ezekiel called Magog, Rosh, Meshech and Tubal)
* Iran (Persia)
* Sudan and Ethiopia (Cush)
* Libya, Tunisia and Algeria (Put)
* Turkey (Gomer)
* Syria, Lebanon, possibly Jordan ("many peoples with you" including those along the "mountains of Israel")
* Central Asian Islamic republics (Beth Togarmah)

He notes that Egypt and Iraq are conspicuous by their absence from this list, but it makes sense: Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, and Iraq is preoccupied with regime change. See Joel’s blog for more.

Also conspicuously absent: The United States of America. In the battle of Armageddon, Israel is all alone—without its faithful sidekick Uncle Sam. Why’s that? Dunno. Either the United States has finally abandoned Israel or some huge catastrophe has befallen the last superpower.

Our guess: This doesn’t happen in 2006, but in 2008—after America has elected a cut-and-run appeasement President (probably a Democrat) who exploits war-fatigue to get elected and then gets us totally disengaged from the Middle East. This also makes sense from the standpoint of Russia. At present, Vladimir Putin doesn’t quite seem to fit the mold of Gog the dictator who “thinks an evil thought” and attacks Israel. Sounds to us more like a ruler to come.

So, if we’re correct, we may have two more years. That’s not much. Are your affairs in order? Do you have a saving faith in Christ? (If not, let us know—we can help.) He’s the only one who can stand against the evil that is about to overwhelm the world. In fact, that's the reason for his return.

More about that in coming days. In fact, if you recall our mention of From 9/11 to 666 by our friend Ralph Stice, we’re going to be exploring the scenario that we ourselves have come to believe—Islam as the beast of the End Times. Fasten your seatbelts.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Say, Roscoe. I’ve heard several pundits now talk about the new Middle East conflict as the beginning of World War III. Where do they get that? I haven’t read anything in The New York Times about a new world war. Isn’t that just right-wing rhetoric, probably ginned up by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney to scare people into supporting Bush’s phony war on terror?

--K. Olbermann

Dear K.,

Yeah, just like all these recent thwarted terrorist plots—blowing up the Holland Tunnel, etc.—were made up to boost Bush’s poll numbers. Just like the World Trade Center and the Pentagon weren’t really hit by terrorists, but by government agents trying to start a war. And just like Bush invaded Iraq to steal all the oil and give it to Halliburton.

Get real, K. It is a world war, and you’d better get about making up your mind as to which side you’re on—The New York Times’ and the Islamniacs, or America’s.

The latest “pundit” to espouse this World War III idea is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. According to David Postman, political columnist for the Seattle Times:

Gingrich said in the coming days he plans to speak out publicly, and to the Administration, about the need to recognize that America is in World War III.

He lists wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, this week's bomb attacks in India, North Korean nuclear threats, terrorist arrests and investigations in Florida, Canada and Britain, and violence in Israel and Lebanon as evidence of World War III. He said Bush needs to deliver a speech to Congress and "connect all the dots" for Americans.

He said the reluctance to put those pieces together and see one global conflict is hurting America's interests. He said people, including some in the Bush Administration who urge a restrained response from Israel, are wrong "because they haven't crossed the bridge of realizing this is a war."

Failing to face up to that reality puts us in the awkward position of fighting terrorism that threatens America, but pressuring Israel to exercise “restraint” in its response to Hamas and Hezbollah. Who are we trying to impress or placate? Hamas and Hezbollah are just as vicious and unprincipled as Al-Qaeda and the Taliban. And they have the same state sponsorship—Iran.

We’d best learn from history, K. What, in fact, did Israel gain by withdrawing from southern Lebanon and Gaza in the first place? Nothing but armed murderers with longer-range rockets that can reach more Israeli cities and kill more Israelis. Quite obviously, Israel needs to retake both territories—with the expressed backing of the United States. Hamas and Hezbollah are our enemy, too. They need to be neutralized permanently.

Let’s see if Iran and Syria have the stomach for this game or if they’re going to continue to shoot from the shadows. And if Iran gets involved in the escalation, then Israel should de-nuke them with our blessing. Then maybe that loathsome despot Kim Jong Il will have some second thoughts about playing such a dangerous game.

Yes, K. Like it or not, it is a world war. Whose side are you on?

Friday, July 14, 2006

WEAK-END (of the World) REVIEW

As a new and tragic Middle East war takes shape, it’s important to understand who the real players are here. To say it’s Israel against Hamas and Hezbollah would be missing the point. It would be like trying to understand the North Korea problem without making the China connection.

In this case, the Palestinian Hamas and Lebanese Hezbollah are really acting with the aid and comfort of Syria and Iran. And Syria and Iran, in turn, are clients of Russia. Admittedly, much of this is puzzling. Iran is also supporting the Chechen “insurgents” in Russia. So, you’d think that would be a problem for Russia. But Russia’s got bigger fish to fry—like regional influence and Persian Gulf oil.

Also, it’s already been foretold by the prophet Ezekiel that this very alliance would be the shape of things in the End Times. You can also read about it in the astonishingly prophetic novels of Joel Rosenberg, The Last Jihad, The Last Days and The Ezekiel Option.

And even more immediately, you can follow Joel’s analysis of developments as they occur at his blog, which also features an e-mail newsletter called “Flash Traffic.” Here’s a sample from today’s observations regarding Russia:

The U.S., therefore, should reverse course and refuse to approve Russia's bid to enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) unless and until Russia demonstrates conclusively that it has stopped selling missiles, nuclear technology and other weapons systems to the terror masters in Tehran and Damascus and until Russia proves willing to challenge these rogue states (and Pyongyang) forcefully and decisively in the U.N. Security Council.

Otherwise, anything else we do will be addressing symptoms more than root problems. The dangers here are extraordinary. On one hand, there looks like no better time than the present to execute the military solution to Iran’s nuclear program. But on the other hand, all such options threaten to unleash the Armageddon foretold in Scripture.

It is the studied opinion of The Roscoe Daley Report that there is hardly any road that does not lead there. Except possibly the road of appeasement and inaction—which, we believe, leads ultimately to our own demise. In the words of James Lileks to Hugh Hewitt yesterday:

“And if the gloves at some point don't come off, we're going to be buried with them. They're going to be crossed on our chest in the casket.”

That, unfortunately, seems to be exactly where we stand today. As Israel confronts Hamas and Hezbollah, we need to confront Iran, Syria and Russia. Anything less spells the beginning of the end.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Egg Allah Mode

Of course, if it does go bad, it was because of the international Jewish conspiracy, right? As Dave Barry likes to say, we are not making this up. . .

ALMATY (Reuters) - A chicken in a Kazakh village has laid an egg with the word "Allah" inscribed on its shell, state media reported Thursday.

"Our mosque confirmed that it says 'Allah' in Arabic," Bites Amantayeva, a farmer from the village of Stepnoi in eastern Kazakhstan, told state news agency Kazinform.

"We'll keep this egg and we don't think it'll go bad."

The news agency said the egg was laid just after a powerful hail storm hit the village.

Kazakhstan is a large, thinly populated Central Asian state where Sunni Islam is a dominant religion.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Throw away the key

"Reporters and editors are Americans, too," wrote David Carlson, president of the Society of Professional Journalists, in a June 30 news release titled "Government out of line in condemning press that reported on surveillance activities."

"We have no desire to undermine our country," Carlson continued, sounding for all the world like Richard Nixon denying that he was a crook.

Oh, Dr. Carlson (he teaches journalism at the University of Pyongyang or some place), where do we begin?

Well, first of all, just the fact that you have to say something like that in the first place speaks volumes. No? But in aligning yourself with The New York Times and others who apparently don't care whether they undermine our country and expose our children to additional danger of terrorist attack, you must correctly sense that there are thousands, if not millions, of people out there who'd like nothing better than a chance to give you a piece of their fis--er, mind.

Second, who died and made you imperial majesty? For your information, Dr. Carlson, this is still a representative democracy, and this "government" you call out of line is what we call the U.S. House of Representatives, i.e., the duly elected representatives of we the people. So, who the heck are you to say we the people are "out of line"?

Talk about arrogance, hubris and elitism. Maybe they do things differently in Pyongyang, Dr. Carlson, but this is how we do it here. Whether you happen to like it or not couldn't be more irrelevant.

"It is extremely dangerous to democracy," Dr. Carlson continued to lecture, "when the government attempts to decide what citizens need to know and when it attempts to intimidate the news media. . . A major role of the news media in a democratic society to demand accountability from government."

The SPJ news release concluded: "Carlson urgs journalists and citizens everywhere to note which of their representatives voted for the measure and to hold them accountable at election time."

Oops. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! He's really a journalist. He's really apolitical. He's really objective, unbiased, a pursuer of the truth. No, he's not really from Pyongyang.

No. Really. You must believe me.

(Help! I'm melting....)

Monday, July 10, 2006

Playing by the rules

Hugh Hewitt is a true Renaissance man: Law professor, book author, radio talk show host, marathon runner, hunter, traveler, remarkably well-connected political strategist and the guy who literally wrote the book on blogging. Plus, he’s dependably spot-on in his analysis of the major issues of the day—and a genuinely swell guy, to boot. We know him just a bit, and wish we had half his energy and aptitude.

(You feel a “but” coming on?) But nobody—not even Hugh Hewitt—bats 1.000, especially living that large with so many far-flung interests. So, there are going to be some inevitable oopses, like his blind spot regarding whacko lefty lawyer Erwin Chemerinsky, a frequent guest on his radio show. Or like his interview yesterday with Elizabeth Sullivan.

We’re driving home from work last evening and, tuning into Hugh’s show, hear a familiar voice from the past—Betsy Sullivan, international affairs columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. It seems she’s added her voice to the chorus in the mainstream mediocracy rising to the defense of The New York Times and denouncing the Bushies and those of us on the lunatic right who are obviously out to repeal the First Amendment and put reporters in gulags. What appealed to Hugh was that Betsy came from a “military” family and held those convictions despite her own personal attachments.

Well, we happen to know Betsy Sullivan and can attest that these “military” connections are a bit overstated. That’s about all we want to say about that—we actually like Betsy, despite her unfortunate politics. See how easy it is to get suckered? She’s a journalist, for crying out loud, and is supposed to be apolitical.

If that weren’t bad enough, she understated something else: When it comes to The New York Times, she’s not exactly an impartial source. Betsy Sullivan happens to be the daughter of Walter Sullivan, longtime science editor for The New York Times (retired). What a coincidence, huh?

So, did Betsy disclose that to Hugh? “No, and that would have been very interesting to know,” said Hugh after the show. Stay tuned for more. There could be a return engagement.

Moral-of-the-story question: When we will finally get it that the left doesn’t play by the same rules?

Saturday, July 08, 2006


Dear Roscoe,

Why do you bloggers make such a big deal about picky things like a crayon being flushed down a toilet?

Is the correct term for people like you right-wing nut? Or right wing-nut? And why are you picking on the Society for Professional Journalists and The New York Times? Are you some kind of censorship advocate? Don’t you think the people have a right to know what their government is up to?

B. Keller

Dear B.,

There you go again. That wasn’t a crayon allegedly flushed down a toilet—it was a Koran, you dhimmi. And Newsweek’s false report about that actually led to people dying. Your mainstream mediocracy elitists have become a full-blown menace. That's the problem.

And the correct term, sir, for people like me is mad-as-France-and-not-taking-it-anymore. Frankly, as far as we’re concerned, the SPJ and The New York Times can kiss our rosy red jazeera.

Speaking of Al-Jazeera, guess who rushed to the defense of Al-Jazeera “journalists” after 9-11, when the government wanted to restrict their access in our own country? Yeah, the SPJ--denouncing the government, moaning about the First Amendment, freedom of the press, etc. Kinda tells you where their priorities are.

Oh, and, B., here’s a trick question for you: Which news organization is more biased—The New York Times or Al-Jazeera? Bet you can’t guess. Look here for the correct answer.

One of the problems here is a lack of respect for truth. Here’s a case in point. We hope your attention span is long enough to follow this:

Three years ago SPJ’s Charles N. Davis, director of the Freedom of Information Center at the University of Missouri (see Thursday’s post, “Banana republic journalism”), wrote an opinion piece sharply critical of the President, “Public not served by secrecy,” that showed up on a few op-ed pages. In it Dr. Davis wrote:

“Only a few days before terrorist bombs killed eight Americans and many others in Saudi Arabia, President Bush stood behind the great seal of the United States and told the American people and the world that al-Qaeda terrorists ‘are not a problem anymore.’”

That darned Bush, huh? But wait. Want to read the real quote? Here’s what Bush actually said:

“Al-Qaeda is on the run. That group of terrorists who attacked our country is slowly but surely being decimated. Right now, about half of all the top Al-Qaeda operatives are either jailed or dead. In either case, they’re not a problem any more.”

Oh. Did you catch the difference, B.? The President wasn’t talking about Al-Qaeda as a whole no longer being a problem—as Dr. Davis represented it—but the ones who were in jail or dead. Big difference—at least, to honest folks.

An editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
, bless his heart, went to the trouble of contacting Dr. Davis to find out why he would do something like that. Did he simply misread the President’s statement? After a few minutes of dodging and weaving, the editor wrote, Dr. Davis finally admitted that he had taken deliberate license in reinterpreting the quote—“contextual bullying,” he called it.

Where we come from, B., that would be called bull-something, for sure. The second part would be what you and your kind are full of. To the max.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

Banana republic journalism

They really don’t get it, do they?

Could this Luckovich skew on reality possibly be any farther from the truth? In truth, it’s the elite media (principally The New York Times) that are out of control, not Homeland Security or the Bush administration. As a matter of fact, a great case could be made that the real problem is government’s failure to enforce national security under assault from a marauding mainstream mediocracy. We, for one, would make that case.

Speaking of out of control, could the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) be any farther from the truth when it denounces the U.S. government for “banana-republic intimidation of the press” in closing access to Gitmo by journalists in the wake of several terrorist suicides? Sure makes a fellow (a former newspaper journalist himself) wonder if these folks ever worked the police beat and had to deal with authorities securing a crime scene. But then, if you read the fine print, you find out that half these folks aren’t exactly journalists. They’re journalism professors.

Now does the picture start to come a little clearer? In this case, the full quote was: “This is the sort of banana-republic intimidation of the press we sneer at when it occurs on other points on the globe,” said Charles N. Davis, co-chairman of SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee and executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition—and an associate professor of journalism at the University of Missouri.

This is the same Charles N. Davis who was a co-signator to the anti-Iraq war petition (along with—no relation—Angela Davis, et al.) “Not in Our Name” and who was the subject of a complaint by Students for Academic Freedom for his anti-free speech behavior on the U of M campus when it concerned a conservative voice.

Oh, my. Yes, he who has ears to hear, let him hear. We don’t want to pick on just SPJ President-Elect Christine “Abe, Baby” Tatum when there’s this much other good stuff. When it comes to the mainstream mediocracy, it’s like shooting fish in the old hypocrisy barrel.

Meanwhile, we’d be remiss not to give out a couple of kudos along with the lumps. One kudo to Mark Steyn (who admits to borrowing from Ann Coulter) for making the point on Hugh Hewitt’s show yesterday that this kind of treachery by the mainstream mediocracy might be forgivable if they showed the same enthusiasm—or any kind of interest, for that matter—in exposing the schemes of the enemy. Ever read that anywhere in the mainstream?

The other kudo goes to Norah O’Donnell, who Wednesday on MSNBC did the kind of no-holds-barred interview with Cindy Sheehan that should be a model for all the Davises and Tatums of this sorry profession. Our friend Robin over at Chickenhawk Express has the link for this.

And, while we’re at it, we might as well give thanks for the state supreme courts of Georgia and New York, which yesterday upheld traditional marriage amendments in those states. We agree with Dr. Dobson, who said he hoped it signals a growing recognition that Americans don’t want their courts functioning as “super legislatures” to re-engineer society. Amen.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Quotations of Chairman Christine

Arrogance indeed. In spades. But there’s more in the mainstream mediocracy’s bag of dirty tricks: Automatic presumption of guilt, for example.

I know, you thought the media were supposed to be unbiased. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there’s really no tooth fairy, either. . .

Last time (“License for arrogance”) we began looking into the Society of Pervert—er, Professional Journalists and its president-elect, Christine Tatum, who likes to attribute quotes to Abraham Lincoln the way some people like to do to Yogi Berra. (I doubt Yogi's said half the things he’s said to have said.)

Take an article Ms. Tatum published last March, “Public’s right to know needs nonstop vigilance.” (Insert Te Deum sound file from Latin Mass.) “If my career in journalism has taught me anything,” the article began ominously, “it is that government seldom tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” (Yeah, and there’s no Easter bunny, either.)

But whoa there, Christine. Not so fast. I’m not ready to accept the premise that journalism has taught you anything, especially when the first thing you do is reveal a naked prejudice right out of the gate. People with such strong biases are rarely very teachable. They’re so biased, they can’t see their own disputable assumptions. In this case, it’s the presumed universal dishonesty of public officials—itself a pretty tired cliché.
This kind, apparently, only comes out by prayer and fasting. Erwin Chemerinsky, the loony left lawyer and board member of the anti-Christian DefCon cabal, was on Hugh Hewitt--yet again--yesterday. Hugh seems to be oblivious, impervious, dense or committed to showing he can't be manipulated by his listeners. Obviously, Hugh has a blind spot here. Should we change tactics and appeal to the conscience of John Eastman, who has to go head-to-head with Chemerinsky each week? Do you suppose Hugh has some kind of contractual oblilgation to Chemerinsky and Eastman? It makes absolutely no sense otherwise.


All of which, of course, translates all too easily into: “Whenever the President (or one of his lackeys) speaks, he’s lying.”

Tatum’s objective in this piece was to posture as the noble defender of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), by which journalistas pry secrets from the evil clutches of corrupt government miscreants. Enter the evil Bush administration. (Insert Darth Vader heavy-breathing sound file.)

“The first sign that the FOIA was in major trouble came in October 2001,” Tatum noted, when Attorney General John Ashcroft (insert boo-hiss sound file) instructed federal agencies not to automatically assume a valid public right to know with each and every FOIA request from the media folk. (Obviously the act of an enemy of the people.) Tatum goes on to bemoan the fact that the “number of classified documents rose from 8.6 million in 2001 to 15.6 million in 2004.”

Well, jeepers, Christine—what do you suppose might account for such an increase? Just that the Bushies are bad people and want to stick it to you? Don’t flatter yourself. Could there have been, you suppose, any other factor in that September-October 2001 time frame? Like—oh, say—a war or something?

Sad. But there’s more. Oh, gosh, there’s much more. We're just getting started.

Monday, July 03, 2006

‘License for arrogance’

Well, well. It seems the Society of Professional Jackal—er, Journalists (SPJ) is weighing in on The New York Times treason controversy. And guess which side they come down on?

Yeah—can you believe it?—against the Bush administration and for the NYT. Talk about a shocker. We’re still recovering from that one.

Actually, we probably shouldn’t have been so surprised. This is the same organization, after all, that conferred its precious First Amendment Award last fall on the Times’ Judith Miller. That’s the same Judith Miller who spent some time in the slam while she tried to remember who, oh who, might have leaked the name Valerie Plame to her. Now, there’s a real hall of famer for you.

So now, this professional coven of the mainstream mediocracy is officially applauding what they call “news organizations’ decision to expose secret banking surveillance activities” and Americans to the threat of more terrorist attacks. Now, why they’d want to go and do a thing like that is beyond me. I guess you have to live in New York to understand.

It seems they were offended to the point of launching a whole news release because of certain remarks from George Bush, Dick Cheney and Tony Snow, who had the gall to suggest that giving away national security secrets might be illegal. How rude.

This criticism is “a tired, shoot-the-messenger strategy that deflects attention from disturbing questions about the administration’s possible violations of the United States Constitution and American privacy laws,” sniffed SPJ President-Elect Christine Tatum.

We were curious about this Christine Tatum, so we checked around. It turns out she’s an award winner. Yep, she’s won a civil war historian’s “Dubious Quote” award for routinely closing her little talks on freedom of the press with one of her favorite sayings, which she attributes to Abraham Lincoln: “Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe.” Only problem is—well, you can read all about that here.

Now, you don’t suppose she would have made that up, do you? I mean, you know, being a respected mainstream professional journalist and all. If you like, you can ask her about it at Ask her for, you know, her source.

And there’s more. My, yes. But until next time, we’d just like to leave you with a little quote we kind of like: “Recognize that gathering and reporting information may cause harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance.”

And, no, that wasn’t from Lincoln. It’s from a little document called the SPJ “Code of Ethics.” Talk about your oxymorons. . .

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Bloodied but unindicted

Karl Rove--you have to love him, if for no other reason than he makes liberal heads explode and mainstream mediocracy folks go running for the Maalox. Anybody who can do that automatically qualifies as a friend of Roscoe.

How about let's start a rumor that the U.S. Mint is considering putting his face on some currency. But wait until I get a chance to buy a good block of Novartis (maker of Maalox). Anybody know if there are any good Karl Rove T-shirts on the market?

Meanwhile, if you want a good chunk of red meat, check out this Karl Rove Q & A we came across. See especially his comments about the Left and the blogsophere. He makes some good points about how the fire-breathing lefties in the blogosphere are helping to drive the Dems even farther left.