Adam Gadahn May Very Well Be Dead

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.

Rusty says:

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.


Irony Alert: Code Pinko Founder Medea Benjamin Calls On The Marines For Help

This story just floors me.

The source for it is an email to MAF’s Melanie Morgan from Eamon Kelley, the young Marine who is featured in Move America Forward’s TV commercial.


Melanie Morgan:

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:

I don’t think I need soldiers.

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

Ahmadinejad: Iran Number One World Power

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”.

Alrighty then!

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.

Obama Team Claims They’re Winning The Religious Vote

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:

New Hampshire

37 % of those who attend church weekly voted for Obama (32% HRC)

South Carolina
64% of those who attend church more than weekly voted for Obama (23% HRC)
61% of those who attend church more than weekly voted for Obama (36% HRC)
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.

There is an antidote for this. It’s called information. Information these church going folks may not know…… like for instance, Obama’s extreme and grotesque voting record on abortion.
McCain needs to hit Obama with this, and hit him hard. McCain has nothing to be ashamed of, here:
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.
So there’s that.
And then there’s his Socialistic leanings. The last time I checked, Socialism was an atheistic doctrine. …How about introducing us to his pastor, whose Trinity United Church of Christ chose to honor Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan with an award, last year.
I wonder what most Evangelicals will think of that when they hear it?
I think this may be a case of the voting public not yet knowing everything they need to know about the candidate. That’s why McCain will have to at some point start educating people with some hard hitting campaign ads.
I don’t care what the pollsters say…he’s going to have to go negative.

Alaska’s Governor, Sarah Palin On McCain’s V.P. List

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 15 UPDATE: Sarah Palin leads by a wide margin in Insta-poll of McCain VP picks. Go Sarah!

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.


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.

***crossing fingers****

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.

Slublog, posting at Ace of Spades HQ, a few weeks ago, said:

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:

Naughty librarian:

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?