Archive for December, 2006

Senior al Qaeda leader captured!

December 20, 2006

From CNN:

U.S.-led forces captured a senior al Qaeda leader who was responsible for hundreds of civilian deaths and housed foreign fighters who carried out suicide bombings, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

The leader, who was not identified, was arrested in a raid in Mosul on December 14, the military said in a statement.

It said the suspect served as al Qaeda’s military chief in Mosul in 2005, and then took up the same job in western Baghdad.

“During that time, he coordinated car vehicle-borne improvised explosives device attacks and kidnap for ransom operations in Baghdad,” the military said. It cited reports that said he organized an attempt to shoot down a U.S. military helicopter in May this year.

“After a few months he fled Baghdad due to Coalition Forces closing in on him,” the statement said.

Another example of how the left does not support US Troops

December 19, 2006

Mary Katharine Ham has the story on vadalism against an Army Recruiting Station.

Go home,” troops that we totally support. You’re “not welcome,” good men and women of the armed services, whose service we appreciate so sincerely even though we don’t necessarily support your mission in Iraq. Riiight. Tell me more about it.

And, the Chamber of Commerce, which holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for any new member that requests it, wussed out of this one, citing safety concerns posed by thuggish lefties.

The troops can face down IEDs in Iraq, but the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce can’t handle a handful of SDSers and “Raging Grannies” to come out and show support for them? Lame.

Of course, it’s not as it campus lefties have a reputation for utterly peacefulprotests, but a bit of backbone in the face of these thugs would be much appreciated and much applauded by the mostly silent majority of sane people in the Triangle.

A different perspective here…

December 19, 2006

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the South Dakota democrat Senator Tim Johnson from his recent emergency brain surgery.

The senator showed some signs of recovery late last week, responding to voices, opening his eyes and moving his limbs. But his long-term prognosis is still unclear.

Johnson’s sudden illness has raised questions about the Democrats’ one-vote majority in the upcoming Senate session. South Dakota’s Republican governor, Mike Rounds, would appoint a replacement if Johnson’s seat were vacated by his death or resignation.

A Republican appointee would create a 50-50 tie and effectively allow the GOP to retain Senate control because of Vice President Dick Cheney’s tie-breaking vote.

A few people have made an interesting observation on this case.
Ace for one:

I can’t help but notice that Johnson’s minor interaction with the world is enough to keep him in the Senate, but such wasn’t enough to keep Terry Schiavo alive.

Now, no one’s claiming Johnson is brain-dead, of course. But still, the Democrats seem to have a newfound respect for an occasional opening of the eyes.

The Varmint is another

It’s Sunday, so I’ll pick Dershowitz twice…

December 17, 2006

…and I would still pick him at least once any other day of the week over that utter failure and embarrassment to America, Jimmy Carter.

The learned Prof. Dershowitz is taking the former President to task over his error filled book.

The former democrat President said he wanted to encourage debate with his book, but is refusing to debate with Prof. Dershowitz. The “reason” Carter gives highlights his arrogance and his cowardice. Even if you disgree with Dershowitz’s politics, you have to agree that he certainly does his homework.

A photo for today…

December 16, 2006

Happy Hannukah!

Easton "O.J." Jordon

December 15, 2006

Disgraced “journalistEaston Jordon (who knowing hid Saddam Hussein’s atrocities for years) is taking a page from O.J. Simpson’s “search for the real killers.”
Streiff from RedState has more details:

Over a period of time Curt at Flopping Aces noticed that AP relied heavily on an Iraqi police officer named Jamil Hussein for their Baghdad reporting. After an initial burst of name calling, AP has been unable to produce Captain Hussein.

Now a la OJ’s search for the real killers, the disgraced former head of CNN, Eason Jordan, is setting out to find AP’s equivalent of Waldo. The good news is that he’s taking Curt and Michelle Malkin with him.

The AP has a shameful record of acting as a terrorist mouthpiece in the Middle East in general and Iraq in particular. To a great extent the public perception of the war in Iraq has been created by AP. AP’s slavish reliance on Iraqi stringers, some of whom have been implicated in murders and other terrorist activites, is nothing short of a disgrace.

One big Heat Sink

December 14, 2006

Biggest damn heat sink I’ve seen in a PC system.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fascist

December 13, 2006

Lifestyles of absolute dictators chronicaled by the Radar Report.
Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-Quaddafi of Libya provides on the milder examples.

Clad in chic, form-fitting camouflage fatigues, his personal bodyguards are made up of an all-girl Amazonian unit alleged to be virgins. The 40-femme corps of African beauties is also said to be highly trained in martial arts and weaponry.

One of the best parts of the article was the comment by the completely clueless leftiod who couldn’t identify an actual facist even if there was a jackboot on his neck.

A Civil Rights Victory!

December 13, 2006

Kudos to the State Senate for overriding the Republican Governors veto on this important Civil Rights Bill.

Details from The Volokh Conspiracy:

Tremendous Victory for the Second Amendment in Ohio:

A few minutes ago, the Ohio Senate voted 21-12 to override Republican Governor Bob Taft’s veto of a bill to reform Ohio’s gun laws. The Ohio House had previously voted 71-21 to override the veto of House Bill 347. Because both houses achieved the necessary 3/5 majority, the bill will become law in 90 days.

Today’s vote is the first time that the Ohio legislature has overridden any veto since 1986, when a line-item budget veto was overridden. It is the first time since 1977 that a veto of an ordinary bill has been overridden.

The bill makes a variety of changes to Ohio’s Shall Issue law for concealed handgun licenses. It explicitly prohibits local governments from creating no-carry zones, except in places where state law already forbids carryings. The bill also removes the requirement that concealed carry permitees must, when driving, keep the handgun in plain view in the car, or in a locked container.

Even more significantly, the bill eliminates over 80 anti-gun local ordinances, including bans on cosmetically-incorrect self-loading firearms (so-called “assault weapons”) in Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati. Like the vast majority of states, Ohio does not have an “assault weapon” ban, but Ohio has had more cities with local bans than has any other non-ban state.

John Bergstrom Gets It

December 13, 2006

Still, we must ask, what about the giant monster tracks around Tokyo?