Archive for August, 2006

Just being mildly observant here…

August 30, 2006

According the the SF Chronicle, the man who injured as many as 14 people by attacking them with a large motor vehicle in San Francisco is also believed to the same man who struck and killed a man in Fremont earlier.

The man is identified as 29-year-old Omeed Aziz Popal. It is not that far fetched to give odds that this guy is Muslim rather than a Seven Day Adventist.

A SF Police spokesman said the attacks in the city occurred at 12 locations over a 20-minute period.
“The hits were intentional,” he said, noting that police are treating them as assaults.

Now maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but the last time somebody intentionally drove an SUV with the intention to kill as many people as possible, it was a young Muslim male who said he was attacking unbelievers to avenge insults against Islam. Maybe, just maybe, there may be a connection here.

Just being mildly observant here…

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The Camera doesn’t lie…

August 29, 2006

…but Photoshop damn well does.

If the camera adds ten pounds, photoshop takes it off.

Debunking Katrina Myths

August 29, 2006

Facts to keep in mind today.

9/11 film review…

August 28, 2006

Govindini Murty reviews the movie The Path to 9/11, that will air on ABC (not to be confused with the movie currently in theaters).

The writing, acting, directing, editing, cinematography, and overall story-telling are first-rate. “The Path to 9/11” is fast-paced and thoroughly gripping the entire way. The five-hour miniseries (aired over two nights) is based on the 9/11 Commission report, and also on ABC News correspondent John Miller’s book, “The Cell.”

This is the first Hollywood production I’ve seen that honestly depicts how the Clinton administration repeatedly bungled the capture of Osama Bin Laden. One astonishing sequence in “The Path to 9/11” shows the CIA and the Northern Alliance surrounding Bin Laden’s house in Afghanistan. They’re on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but they need final approval from the Clinton administration in order to go ahead. They phone Clinton, but he and his senior staff refuse to give authorization for the capture of Bin Laden, for fear of political fall-out if the mission should go wrong and civilians are harmed. National Security Adviser Sandy Berger in essence tells the team in Afghanistan that if they want to capture Bin Laden, they’ll have to go ahead and do it on their own without any official authorization. That way, their necks will be on the line – and not his. The astonished CIA agent on the ground in Afghanistan repeatedly asks Berger if this is really what the administration wants. Berger refuses to answer, and then finally just hangs up on the agent. The CIA team and the Northern Alliance, just a few feet from capturing Bin Laden, have to abandon the entire mission.

HT to Ace.

Futher Proof that Kos Kids don’t share the same reality with Rational Adults.

August 28, 2006

After the far left extremist branch of the democrat party, under the leadership of DNC Chair Howard Dean, stabbed loyal democrat, and former party VP candidate, Joe Lieberman in the back, they are now shocked that Lieberman won’t lend his support to democrats running for office.

As Mr. Reynolds put it, Payback is a bitch.

That six degrees of seperation thing…

August 28, 2006

Sometimes it hits close. Iranian born US Citizen Anousheh Ansari will become the world’s first female space tourist when she blasts off aboard a Russian rocket on September 14. I’ve meet Ms. Ansari, even talked with her a few times. She may not remember me, but I remember her. She and her husband founded a telecommunications company in Texas that was bought by Sonus Networks. A deal that made her the single largest Sonus stock holder and a very wealthy woman. I met her while I was working at Sonus.
Odds are she doesn’t remember me, I was just one of many engineering managers while she was an executive VP who rarely visited the Westford offices.

For you nerds out there…

August 27, 2006

Here is another tidbit of info on the upcoming Star Trek movie.

The latest in leftie conspiracy theories

August 25, 2006

Cafe Hayek has the low down.

A conflict of interest

August 24, 2006

From today’s Washington Times Inside Politics column:

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor, who last week ruled that the government’s warrantless wiretapping program was unconstitutional, serves as a secretary and trustee for a foundation that donated funds to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, a plaintiff in the case, ACLU et al. v. National Security Agency.
The independent government watchdog Judicial Watch said it discovered the potential conflict of interest after reviewing Judge Diggs Taylor’s financial-disclosure statements, available on Judicial Watch’s Web site, http://www.judicialwatch.org.
According to her 2003 and 2004 financial-disclosure statements, Judge Diggs Taylor served as secretary and trustee for the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM). She was re-elected to that position in June. The official CFSEM Web site states that the foundation made a “recent grant” of $45,000 over two years to the ACLU of Michigan, a plaintiff in the wiretapping case. Judge Diggs Taylor, a 1979 appointee of President Carter, sided with the ACLU of Michigan in her recent decision.
According to the CFSEM Web site, “The Foundation’s trustees make all funding decisions at meetings held on a quarterly basis.”
“This potential conflict of interest merits serious investigation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

What media bias?

August 24, 2006

The in your face, unprofessional bias over at CNN.com.
Confederate Yankee has some rather damning screen captures.