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Euthanizing the Old Gray Lady
April 28th, 2008 7:45 am

On a related note:

Print circulation continues on its steep downward slide, the Audit Bureau of Circulations revealed this morning in releasing the latest numbers for some of the country’s largest dailies for the six-month period ending March 31, 2008. When a full analysis appears it is expected to find, according to sources, the biggest dip yet, about 3.5% daily and 4.5 for Sunday.

The New York Times lost more than 150,000 copies on Sunday. Circulation on that day fell a whopping 9.2% to 1,476,400. The paper’s daily circulation declined 3.8% to 1,077,256.

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April 25th, 2008 8:03 am

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been absent lately. It’s because my focus has been on a lawsuit of a family member who had a minor accident with a van driven by an illegal alien 3 years ago from which they lawyered up and sued for $2 million. It was a grueling trial which ended yesterday in our favor. It was your typical case of plaintiff’s lawyers using the legal system as a lottery ticket.

So I’m getting back to normal daily activities and maybe one of these days I’ll write about our experience in this lawsuit. One interesting thing is that even in that setting, you could politics playing a large part - from the plaintiff’s lawyers striking potential jurors for their support of tort reform to the playing of the race card as a judicial weapon against innocent people to score cheap points with a jury.

Luckily the jury saw it for what it was. A disgrace. And the plaintiff’s lawyers spent $150,000 of their own money chasing this one. I take satisfaction in knowing they’ve lost money on the deal.

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Either that, or he’s finally supporting the Iraq war.

Last Fall, he was proud of the fact that he stopped wearing an American flag pin on his lapel. He acted as if it was some revolutionary stand. He said:

“You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a pin,” Obama said. “Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq War, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest.

“Instead,” he said, “I’m going to try to tell the American people what I believe will make this country great, and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism.”

Well, guess who’s back to wearing the “substitute for true patriotism”…

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“Articulate, Bright and Clean”
April 16th, 2008 7:26 am

That’s how Joe Biden described Barack Obama last year. But don’t take his word for it, listen to the articulate, bright and clean african american’s own words. John Hawkins has compiled a list of quotes from Barack and friends.

Some samples include:

“I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though. …”

Whew, at least he didn’t hit the smack.

“…I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”


“I can no more disown (Jeremiah Wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother - a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe.”

“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…”

Throw in some higher taxes and military surrender strategy and you’ve got the perfect liberal candidate. No wonder they’re going crazy over him.

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Happy Tax Day
April 15th, 2008 7:23 am

Don’t forget to pay on time… non-taxpayers and illegal aliens are counting on you to fund their ‘tax rebate’.

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Religion as a Political Tool
April 14th, 2008 5:50 am

From the same group of folks who’ve been spouting off negative comments during the entire Bush administration about political figures publicly professing their faith, comes this:

But in separate appearances at Faith in Public Life’s Compassion Forum at Messiah College — only the second such event in Democratic presidential campaign history — both spoke of their faith in starkly personal terms.

So on Sunday, in front of a religious crowd, both candidates worked their way carefully through the rhetorical minefield that still surrounds the issue.

I always know when it’s an election year by the way Democrats dust off their pro-faith rhetoric and start wielding religion as a political tool.

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Because we all know that if we’d just give up our weapons and go home all the bad people in the world would stop trying to hurt us…


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Jimmy Carter (Hearts) Terrorists
April 9th, 2008 8:34 am

Jimmy Carter is meeting with Hamas this month.

The Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported Tuesday that Carter was planning a trip to Syria for mid-April, during which he would meet with Khaled Meshal, the exiled head of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, on April 18.

Maybe he’s on Meshal’s shortlist for VP candidates and just wants to talk strategy.

Looks like the reception party has begun.

Palestinian militants burst into southern Israel and killed two Israeli fuel terminal workers Wednesday in a surprise attack that threatened to set off wider fighting.

Islamic Jihad and a smaller armed faction, the Popular Resistance Committees, claimed responsibility for the raid at the Nahal Oz terminal, just across the border from Gaza.

The Popular Resistance Committees has close ties with Hamas.

Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman, praised the attack as “heroic and courageous.” He said Hamas was not responsible but affirmed his group’s support for “resistance.”

Allahu Carter.

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Democrats Support Wiretapping…
April 7th, 2008 8:43 pm

against political opponents.

A federal judge has ordered Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) to pay over $1 million in legal bills incurred by House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a long-running battle between the two lawmakers over a leaked 1996 phone call.

The dispute grew out of a illegally recorded December 1996 phone call between House Republican leaders looking to spin an ethics case against then Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.). A Florida couple improperly taped the call, and the tape was eventually given to McDermott, then ranking member on the House ethics committee. McDermott leaked the tape to the press in order to demonstrate that Republicans were not abiding by their promise not to interfere with the Gingrich case, but the resulting media uproar led to McDermott’s decision to step down from the ethics panel.

Democrats support wiretapping for political gain, but oppose it in defense of our nation.

That would be the same Jim McDermott who was a guest of Saddam Hussein’s in Baghdad to oppose the American military prior to the war.

And then to further prove what an idiot McDermott is, check out how he spun the million dollar verdict against him:

“This has been a long and costly battle but, in the final analysis, the judgment handed down today in the U.S. District Court is a small price to pay in defense of so fundamental a principle, and freedom, as the First Amendment,” McDermott said. “Because of this protracted legal challenge, the First Amendment is stronger today, and shielded by new case law that will buttress its capacity to protect the publication of truthful information on matters of public importance long into the future. Knowing this, I am proud of my role in defense of the First Amendment.”

No, Baghdad Jim, you weren’t defending the First Amendment, you were trashing it… which is why you’re a million dollars lighter today. Logic like his means we should be thanking Ted Bundy for defending homicide laws.

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against our military.

Congressional Democrats are warning U.S. Iraq commander General David Petraeus, and the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, not to attempt to minimize the seriousness of the situation in Iraq when they testify to Congress next week. VOA’s Dan Robinson reports from Capitol Hill.

A few days before General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker appear before House and Senate committees to deliver their latest update on Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes clear what she hopes they will not say.

She hopes they won’t say that there’s been success in Iraq. Because good news out of Iraq - or for America, in general - is bad news for Democrats.

And, by God, this is an election year…

(And don’t forget how they preemptively attacked General Petraeus last time he testified)

If only they distrusted America’s enemies as much as those who defend us from them.

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