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Entries from June 2007

Gilchrest Now turns on Israel Too

June 28th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Update 6/29/2007: According to Govtrack , Gilchrest is very nearly a Democrat. 6/28/2007 It’s hard to believe I ever voted for this man. He joined thirty others in Congress to allow for unfettered aid to groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah. From Ed Lasky at the American Thinker: Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) has been a […]

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Tags: Election 08 · News

Fairness Doctrine??

June 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

It seems the Fairness Doctrine trial balloon is being floated into the media these days. If you haven’t heard yet, we continue to see news reports, rumors, and opinion columns about the potential for Democrats to push a revival of the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting. The target? Conservative talk radio. After doing a little reading […]

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Tags: News

“At least Hitler meant well.”

June 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I know the likes of Peter Mehlman would prefer to return the Seinfeld ’90’s when life was a show about “nothing,” but 9/11 unfortunately deposited an exclamation point on our society that there are people in the world willing to murder and die for their sick beliefs. And a life full of cute nothingness and Starbucks […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · al Quaeda · Iraq · Islamic Fascist · Popular Culture · The Western Front

“Rangers and Marines of grace defend us.”

June 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Back to this world’s demons, the courageous Taliban is now tricking six-year-olds into suicide bombing missions. My imagination is lost on this Islamist sickness; the mind just won’t stretch to an understanding of how these “holy men” can use children as walking bombs. This kind of evil is unthinkable, which is why many people are in […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · al Quaeda · Islamic Fascist

“Angels and ministers of grace defend us”

June 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I caught a terrific performance of Hamlet this weekend by the Shakespeare Theater in D.C. (this troupe very well might be producing the best theater in the U.S. today) and had a thought which never occurred to me regarding the prince. What would be the prime factor that would blunt one’s ambition in killing someone? Perhaps […]

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Tags: Books · Popular Culture

Power of Nicotine

June 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Michael Yon reports: The AQI installed Sharia court had sanctioned the amputation of the two “smoking fingers” for those who violated anti-smoking laws…Most Iraqis smoke and this particular prohibition appeared to have earned the ire of many locals. After an American unit cleared an apartment complex on the 23rd, LTC Smiley, the battalion commander, reported […]

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Tags: al Quaeda · Iraq

Abolitionofman Gear

June 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The wonders of the internet never cease to amaze me. I started out the other night looking to set up an internet storefront to sell Abolitionofman.com gear, and within an hour we were up and running. Check it out at http://www.cafepress.com/abolitionofman Lot’s of cool t-shirts, mugs, hats, etc. are now available. So that you are […]

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Tags: News

Friday Funnies

June 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

A PETA activist finds his worst fears realized: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TMTZvIQJ2k[/youtube]

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Tags: Culture Wars · Popular Culture

Guerrilla attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

June 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

I wrote in one of my very first posts about the despoiling of language as described by Orwell; and now this from the UPI as found by the Jawa Report. NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) The number of FBI prosecutions for non-terror prosecutions have fallen since the guerrilla attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, federal data […]

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Tags: al Quaeda · Orwell

Press Coverage/Non-Coverage of Arrowhead Ripper

June 21st, 2007 · 5 Comments

Update 6/22/2007: Al Quaeda Body count, 51 dead, 20 captured. And it looks like the mainstream media is finally catching up with this story. Joe Klein files this report today filled with very good news: After the briefing I asked Colonel Antonia if he’d asked the Sunnis why they had turned against al-Qaeda….. “AQI demanded […]

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Tags: al Quaeda · Iraq · News

World Series Of Poker

June 21st, 2007 · No Comments

The temps have reached triple digits here in Las Vegas and are likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Time to seal ourselves up in the beauty of central air conditioning. The summer months also bring a fascinating event to Sin City. That’s right, the World Series of Poker is in town. No […]

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Tags: Popular Culture

Did Liberalism Die in 1963?

June 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Click here for some interesting Q&A with James Piereson, author of the new book Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism. This book, or as Piereson calls it, “an extended essay”, examines the Kennedy Assassination and its role in transforming/destroying the liberal movement by changing optimism and […]

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Tags: News