Incredible! This kid isn’t even diaper trained, but he can sing two full verses of Hey Jude. Watch til the end when he does his little guitar solo. Too cute!
Thanks to Crime Scene KC
Incredible! This kid isn’t even diaper trained, but he can sing two full verses of Hey Jude. Watch til the end when he does his little guitar solo. Too cute!
Thanks to Crime Scene KC
Three separate sources have told Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report, that Gadahn is either missing or dead. Apparently there were too many body parts after that last Predator strike, to make a positive identification.
If I were a betting man I’d put a couple hundred bucks on Gadahn being dead, but certainly wouldn’t bet the farm on it.
More details at The Jawa Report.
CodePink has set up a virtual blockade at the recruiting center, expanding it’s efforts to harass our troops and turn back young Americans looking to enlist. (The Berkeley City Council stubbornly refuses to apologize and continues subsidizing free parking for CodePink efforts to drive our soldiers out of town.) Eamon, who is recovering from back surgery, gutted it out under blazing skies in the boycotted town.
He sent me this e-mail after spending four hours there.
Titter Meter: HIGH.
“While we were at the protest in Berkeley from 12 to 4 PM a white volvo drove by and a man spat upon code pink. They chased him down the street and got into a verbal altercation. The police were NO WHERE in sight. That’s not the best part, ready for this? Medea Benjamin yelled and I quote “Marines!” she actually yelled for our help because this man had stepped out of his car. Lol. I even asked her if she was yelling Police and she told me “I said Marines” then put her arm around my friend Allen (the Marine vet) Ironic? Ok back to the emails!! “
Yes, ironic, considering she is on record as saying:
MAF’s Melanie Morgan is scheduled to appear on The O’Reilly Factor, tonight.
(Photo of Medea Benjamin from Zombietime).
Hat tip: Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press
This is the guy that Obama wants to hold talks with:
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared on Thursday that Iran was the world’s “number one” power, as he launched a bitter new assault on domestic critics he accused of siding with the enemy. “Everybody has understood that Iran is the number one power in the world,” Ahmadinejad said in a speech to families who lost loved ones in the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
Then he delicately added:
“Today the name of Iran means a firm punch in the teeth of the powerful and it puts them in their place”.
According to Obama, it’s “a disgrace” that we “have not spoken” to this man. How does he expect to negotiate (and with no precondition!) with this delusional wacko, I ask you?
I like Breitbart commenter, Realist’s attitude:
I don’t know, Ahmadinejad. I may be a little slow, but I’m just not convinced your country is #1. Perhaps we should just duke it out… US vs Iran, Mano y mano. I’ll tell you what…we’ll fight for one week, using any weapons we have in our arsenal and see who wins. I personally believe we could turn your whole country to glass in a matter of minutes, but what the heck do I know, I still have my sanity!
Then again, I suppose the responsible thing to do is lend credibility to a rogue state by holding talks with its dangerously delusional leader.
This is from CBN News. And it’s bad news for John McCain:
The Brody File has received a document from Barack Obama’s religious outreach team showing statistics that they say prove Obama is a hit with religious voters.
The document rattles off exit poll numbers state by state suggesting that he has a “broad appeal whether voters attend church weekly or occasionally” and he, “appeals to people across faith and belief lines: Christian and Jewish; Protestant and Catholic.”
Some of their stats:
37 % of those who attend church weekly voted for Obama (32% HRC)South Carolina64% of those who attend church more than weekly voted for Obama (23% HRC)Alabama61% of those who attend church more than weekly voted for Obama (36% HRC)Georgia:69% of those who attend church more than weekly voted for Obama (29% HRC)71% of those who attend church monthly voted for Obama (29% HRC)
Missouri59% of those who attend church weekly voted for Obama (40% HRC)
Etc. Etc.Etc….you get the idea. David Brody says:
Obama may be more liberal than John McCain but he enjoys talking about his faith in Jesus Christ. That is a big deal to some and this is a storyline that will be a big deal as time goes on.
Though the Arizona senator and all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee doesn’t detail his voting record on the campaign trail, an examination reveals a striking opposition to abortion in most of the major fights such as partial-birth abortion down to the smallest of skirmishes, even when he was in a distinct minority.
August 30 UPDATE: Ms. Palin’s acceptance speech, in case you missed it.
August 29 UPDATE: *SQUEEEEEEEEAAAAAAL!!!11!!!* OMG OMG OMG!!! *Tears of joy!!!*
August 25 UPDATE: Via Hot Air: Laura Ingraham makes the case for Palin.
August 19 UPDATE: Interesting: McCain/Palin 2008 - Stay tuned for important announcements? What’s that all about???
AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Sarah Palin addresses Wooten Scandal, and her possible VP pick on CNBC.
JULY 24 UPDATE: New Sarah Palin For America Website, here.
JULY 23 UPDATE: Newt Gingrich says “no more boring white guys for VP”. Likes Palin
JUNE 23 UPDATE PM: Smart move: Sarah Palin sends letter to Harry Reid urging congress to drill.
JUNE 23 UPDATE AM: Captain Ed responds to the Politico piece, strongly favoring Palin out of the three. She’s still a longshot, but if McCain were smart, he’s go for it.
JUNE 22 UPDATE: The Politico counts Palin as one of three Republican women McCain should be considering for VP.
JUNE 9 UPDATE: Sarah Palin Web Ad HERE.
JUNE 4 UPDATE: HERE.
UPDATE (May 29):
The buzz is getting stronger…. in fact it’s starting to reach fever pitch.
Wizbang got a hot tip that that the head of McCain’s VP search team is in Juneau, *possibly* to meet with Palin. The Weekly Standard is psyched about the idea, and even the terminally morose, and pessimistic Allahpundit is warming up to her.
This would be so good for the Republican party.
There continues to be much buzz about Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin being a potential nominee for Vice President on the Republican ticket. There’s even a Draft Sarah Palin For VP website. So who is this Sarah Palin?
Rush calls her, “Alaska’s Babe Governor”.
The American Spectator calls her “one of conservatism’s own:
She’s young being only 44 (two years behind Senator Obama), she is wildly known to despise government corruption. She defeated a horribly entrenched and corrupt Republican political machine in Alaska. She has a son in the U.S. military. She’s strongly pro-life, belonging, in fact, to Feminists for Life.
Gov. Palin could become the Republican Party’s Segolene Royal, the French Socialist Party’s glamorous leader known for her heels and political bite. She is the perfect antidote to Sen. Obama’s cheap thrills, and would help rejuvenate conservatism.
Palin is actually a good pick for serious reasons. She took on a sitting governor in a primary and beat him soundly. She fought corruption in the state government, is pro-life, anti-tax, a lifetime NRA member and has cut spending in her state. Having her on the ticket would undercut the “making history” soundbite that’s bound to come out of the Democrats no matter who they nominate.
Here’s the cute video Slublog posted:
I’m beginning to like this idea more and more.
More pictures…by popular demand (Geoff):
Former beauty queen: In the car:
More from Vital Signs:
Governor Palin has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho but, thank goodness, she lives her life with much more common sense than most in that profession. Palin is the wife of a commercial fisherman and the mother of four children, the eldest of which joined the U.S. Army last fall. Palin is also a former beauty queen, cheerleader, musician, mayor, and was a point guard for the Wasilla High School Warriors when they won the state basketball championship in 1982.
And, oh yes, Sarah Palin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a strong defender of the sanctity of human life.
What’s not to like?
Navy Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Michael E. Koch
29 years old from State College, Pennsylvania
East Coast-based SEAL team
February 4, 2008
“There are only approximately 2,500 SEALs in the Navy and they really are a brotherhood,” said Naval Special Warfare spokesman Lt. David Luckett. “This is another unfortunate reminder of the risks and sacrifices these amazing warriors and their families make on a daily basis.”
Koch leaves behind his parents and a fiancee. He enlisted in July 1998 and entered SEAL training in January 1999, according to The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk. He received the Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Navy SEAL Michael E. Koch died Feb. 4 after being wounded by small-arms fire during combat operations in Iraq alongside fellow SEAL Nathan Hardy, who was profiled last week.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
By Indian Chris, Right Winged And Right Minded
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The godfather of the conservative movement passed away while working (writing) in his study. KJL of NRO sadly reports:
After year of illness, he died while at work; if he had been given a choice on how to depart this world, I suspect that would have been exactly it. At home, still devoted to the war of ideas.
WFB is the man I credit with introducing me to the intellectual arguments of conservative ideas. Before talk radio, and the internet, there was Mr. Buckley on Firing Line and National Review, helping the silent majority understand the basis of their opinions, and giving them the confidence to express them. He was a giant in the conservative movement.
Mr. Buckley (one would never deign to call him by his first name!) was a devout Catholic, who wrote one of my favorite books, Nearer My God, about his faith journey. I read it during lent, some years ago.
Here is an essay he presented on NPR in 2005: How Is It Possible To Believe In God? You can listen to it at the link.
The great man is now at home with his God. May he rest in peace.
The New York Times Obit, here.
It originally contained this line:
“He also found time to write 45 books, ranging from sailing odysseys to spy novels to celebrations of his own dashing daily life, and edit five more. Two more books, one a political novel, and the other a history of the magazine called “Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription” are scheduled to be published in 2007.”
It was published in 2007.
And here’s NRO’s Symposium. (Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby).
Be sure to check out this surprising revelation from Chris Matthews at Newsbusters.
Finally, Ann Coulter has some WFB anecdotes that will make you smile. His great wit will be missed.
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William McGurn: God and Man and Bill
Christopher Hitchens: A Man Of Incessant Labor
Mark Stein: “It’s the epigoni, stupid”
William Kristol: What He Fought For
Map of Betrayal
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Interviewer: “So why have you ruled that out…running nationally?”
Obama: “I am a believer in…….(pregnant pause)……….knowing what you’re doing…when you apply for a job…”
“If I were to seriously consider running on a national ticket…I would essentially have to start now…before having served a day in the Senate. Now there might be some people who would have no problem doing that, but ah…I’m not one of them“.
Now, while it’s true that Hillary made a pledge in 2000 not to run for President, she had the good sense not to renew that pledge during her Senatorial re-election campaign in 2005.
Why were people even asking him four years ago when he was only a newly elected junior Senator from Illinois, whether he was going to run for President?
I think Joe Biden said it best:
“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Most people scoffed at the idea that Barack was “the first African American” etc. etc….And yet…
I think that’s the sort of thinking that has been fueling much of his support.
Hat tip: Amerpundit
Mohammed Hamid, the man who dubbed himself “Osama bin London” was found guilty by a London court Tuesday of organizing extremist training camps and soliciting murder:
Followers of Mohammed Hamid, 50, included four of the men later convicted of being involved in failed bomb attacks on the London public transport system on July 21, 2005.
Hamid, described in court as a “recruiter, groomer and corrupter of young Muslims” worked with Atilla Ahmet, a former spokesman for the radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri who is serving seven-year jail sentence for race hate crimes and for urging his followers to kill non-Muslims.
Hamza is currently awaiting extradition to the United States on suspicion of involvement in setting up a training camp for Islamist extremists in the northwest state of Oregon.
Ahmet admitted three charges of soliciting murder in September last year, a month before Hamid’s trial began at the high security Woolwich Crown Court in southeast London.
The court heard that Hamid wanted to send recruits for training in Afghanistan and east Africa and that he boasted his name was “Osama bin London” — a play on the name of the Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
The Telegraph has his background:
Mohammed Hamid is a former drug-addict who beat up his wife and could turn from a pleasant charmer into a domineering monster in the blink of an eye, a close family member told the Daily Telegraph.
“He is evil personified,” the woman said. “He is capable of killing people.”
The woman, who is too afraid to be identified, said the family moved from Tanzania, East Africa to Batley in the 1960s. The town borders Dewsbury, in West Yorkshire where the July 7 bombers plotted their attacks.
The four brothers and seven sisters lived with their parents and other relatives in one house and ran a clothing business from home. Hamid, or “Babou” as he was known to the family, was the black sheep of the family who had a Muslim wedding, which was never registered, to an Afro-Carribean woman called Linda from Hackney, east London.
“He beat her black and blue,” the relative claimed. “He was never afraid to put the boot in but he could also be nice as you like.
Much more about this cretin at the Telegraph. It sounds like he followed the typical trajectory of brutish street thug to radical Islamofascist. A relative had this to say:
“He was really a criminal and I think he only turned to religion for the attention,” the relative said.
“But he hated Britain and told his nephews the whole country should be Islamic and they should kill non-believers.”
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC
I was wondering why I was getting so many paint huffer hits, so I did some googling to see if ol’ Patrick Tribett has been in the news again. It doesn’t appear that he has been in the news since last summer when I posted, Infamous Paint Huffer Nabbed Again! So I have no idea what’s causing the uptick.
But I did make a hilarious discovery. Click on the link and scroll down to my update.
People are so silly!
They’re starting to pile up.
The board of a nonprofit organization on which Sen. Barack Obama served as a paid director alongside a confessed domestic terrorist, granted funding to a controversial Arab group that mourns the establishment of Israel as a “catastrophe” and supports intense , including providing drivers licenses and education to illegal aliens.
The co-founder of the Arab group in question, Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi, also has held a fundraiser for Obama. Khalidi is a harsh critic of Israel, has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group.
In 2001, the Woods Fund, a Chicago-based nonprofit that describes itself as a group helping the disadvantaged, provided a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN, for which Khalidi’s wife, Mona, serves as president. The Fund provided a second grant to the AAAN for $35,000 in 2002.
was a director of the Woods Fund board from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002, according to the Fund’s website. According to tax filings, Obama received compensation of $6,000 per year for his service in 1999 and 2001.
Obama served on the Wood’s Fund board alongside William C. Ayers, a member of the Weathermen terrorist group which sought to overthrow of the U.S. government and took responsibility for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1971.
Discover the Networks sums up Khalidi, thus:
Much more on Khalidi at the Discover the Networks site.
Aaron Klein goes on:
AAAN co-founder Rashid Khalidi was reportedly a director of the official PLO press agency WAFA in Beirut from 1976 to 1982, while the PLO committed scores of anti-Western attacks and was labeled by the U.S. as a terror group. Khalidi’s wife, AAAN President Mona Khalidi, was reportedly WAFA’s English translator during that period.
Rashid Khalidi at times has denied working directly for the PLO but Palestinian diplomatic sources in Ramallah told WND he indeed directed WAFA. Khalidi also advised the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid Conference in 1991.
In case you were thinking that the Woods Fund donation to WAFA was just a one-time, incidental, run in with Obama, think again:
According to a professor at the University of Chicago who said he has known Obama for 12 years, the Democratic presidential hopeful first befriended Khalidi when the two worked together at the university. The professor spoke on condition of anonymity. Khalidi lectured at the University of Chicago until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.
Khalidi in 2000 held what was described as a successful fundraiser for Obama’s failed bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a fact not denied by Khalidi.
Not surprisingly, Khalidi supports Obama for President.
Obama raised funds for the Palestinian Deheisha camp, described as a ‘Very active’ terror apparatus.
In his first major public address since a cancer crisis,Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.
The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.
“This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. (What? No white???) If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”
No, I believe the word is fooled.
Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.
“A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”
Gateway Pundit said it best:
A Circle of Hope!
Farrakhan also leveled small jabs at, Obama’s rival for the Democratic nomination, suggesting that she represents the politics of the past and has been engaging in dirty politics.
Finally, an endorsement she’s not going to get, that she doesn’t actually want.
Seriously though….is the McCain campaign taking notes? This needs to come back and haunt him as does so many other things.
The Mapping Sharia in America Project, sponsored by the Washington-based Center for Security Policy, has trained former counterintelligence and counterterrorism agents from the FBI, CIA and U.S. military, who are skilled in Arabic and Urdu, to conduct undercover reconnaissance at some 2,300 mosques and Islamic centers and schools across the country.
“So far of 100 mapped, 75 should be on a watchlist,” an official familiar with the project said.
Many of the Islamic centers are operating under the auspices of the Saudi Arabian government and U.S. front groups for the radical Muslim Brotherhood based in Egypt.
Frank Gaffney, a former Pentagon official who runs the Center for Security Policy, says the results of the survey have not yet been published. But he confirmed that “the vast majority” are inciting insurrection and jihad through sermons by Saudi-trained imams and anti-Western literature, videos and textbooks.
So far 102 Mosques and schools have been looked at. Preliminary findings include:
Here he is on The Neil Caputo Show last year, making his case:
A recent video posted at Mosquewatch.