Longer Michelle Malkin
And don't get me started on the Alzheimer's thing.
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What do they matter, our headlong hates, when we take the toll of our Dead?
Think ye our glory and gain will pay for the torrent of blood we have shed?
By the cheers of our Victory will the heart of the mother be comforted?
If by the Victory all we mean is a broken and brooding foe;
Is the pomp and power of a glitt'ring hour, and a truce for an age or so:
By the clay-cold hand on the broken blade we have smitten a bootless blow!
If by the Triumph we only prove that the sword we sheathe is bright;
That justice and truth and love endure; that freedom's throned on the height;
That the feebler folks shall be unafraid; that Might shall never be Right;
If this be all: by the blood-drenched plains, by the havoc of fire and fear,
By the rending roar of the War of Wars, by the Dead so doubly dear...
Then our Victory is a vast defeat, and it mocks us as we cheer.
Victory! there can be but one, hallowed in every land:
When by the graves of our common dead we who were foemen stand;
And in the hush of our common grief hand is tendered to hand.
Triumph! Yes, when out of the dust in the splendour of their release
The spirits of those who fell go forth and they hallow our hearts to peace,
And, brothers in pain, with world-wide voice, we clamour that War shall cease.
Glory! Ay, when from blackest loss shall be born most radiant gain;
When over the gory fields shall rise a star that never shall wane:
Then, and then only, our Dead shall know that they have not fall'n in vain.
When our children's children shall talk of War as a madness that may not be;
When we thank our God for our grief to-day, and blazon from sea to sea
In the name of the Dead the banner of Peace...that will be Victory.
The data show that the dramatic decline in number of abortions of 90's to 300,000 fewer per year has now stalled almost to a stop. My initial study thought it had actually reversed. We will watch to see what happens in the next few years.Where Stassen was incorrect appears to be based on incomplete numbers, a fact he admitted from the beginning. So what are we to say about the difference between a decline of 300,000 a year per year, and a decline of 10,000 a year per year? Malkin's post chooses to bash Hillary and Howard. Stassen's memo chooses a different route:
We already know that abortion rates in Belgium and Holland, which have a strong social safety net, are around 6 per 1,000 women of child-bearing age, while the rates in the United States are around 23 or 24. I contend that we have something to learn from Belgium and Holland's more just support for mothers and babies, and their healthcare insurance for all citizens.
and Revisionist History, 246,247
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His face is deeply lined, like an old man's, but his wispy moustache reveals that he is probably 17... there's an open wound on one of his skinny arms and above it someone has written a number with a black marker pen. He might have done terrible things. I know nothing about him other than these seven fragments of his life. But I can say this. In the last photograph, he is screaming so hard it looks as if he is laughing.
Here's a rich irony: I'm writing today about a new children's book, but I can't describe the plot in a family newspaper without warning you first that it is entirely inappropriate for children.The good news is, it's not a children's book. That is to say, not in the way that word evokes: It's a book aimed mainly at high schoolers. Technically children, I suppose, but not exactly the world of Goodnight Moon. (Or The Pet Goat.)
A "rainbow party," you see, is a gathering of boys and girls for the purpose of engaging in group oral sex. Each girl wears a different colored lipstick and leaves a mark on each boy. At night's end, the boys proudly sport their own cosmetically-sealed rainbow you-know-where bringing a whole new meaning to the concept of "party favors."Of course, despite Malkin's distaste for this book, it doesn't, in fact, devolve into kiddie porn (thank God) but rather a cautionary tale. Like all good "children's books."
In the end, the kids in the book abandon plans for the event and news of an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases rocks their school...So what's Malkin upset about? Well, she seems to think that the author and publisher are too approving of their subject.
"Part of me doesn't understand why people don't want to talk about [oral sex]," [the author, Paul Ruditis] said. "Kids are having sex and they are actively engaged in oral sex and think it's not really sex. I raised questions in my book and I hope that parents and children or teachers and students can open a topic of conversation through it. Rainbow parties are such an interesting topic. It's such a childlike way to look at such an adult subject with rainbow colors."What is wrong with her? Does she think if we just ignore the reality of "rainbow parties" - and, more specifically, the risky and potentially self-destructive behavior teenagers are engaging in - they'll just go away? Would it be better for parents to have never heard of "rainbow parties"? Would it be better for teens to never read about STD outbreaks until one happens in their school?
Teenage group orgies are "an interesting topic?" Is Ruditis out of his mind? We can only pray Simon & Schuster keeps him away from the preschool "Rubbadubbers" books.
The GOP parade of pusillanimity marches on. With this pathetic cave-in, the Republicans have sealed their fate as a Majority in Name Only.Mainly, though, Malkin settles for quoting as many petulant right-wingers as possible. (No links - you can read Malkin if you need to see them in their natural habitat.)
Does Hindquarters ever get anything right? Or to put it another way, has he ever seen a lie he wouldn't tell?What a hideous deal! The Democrats have agreed to cloture on only three nominees, and they have made no commitment not to filibuster in the future, if there are "extraordinary circumstances." Of course, the Dems think any nominee who is a Republican is "extraordinary." The Dems have just wriggled off the hook on some of the nominees that, politically, some of them did not want to be seen voting against.
How on earth do those who define Priscilla Owen and Janice Rogers Brown as “extreme” even begin to define “extraordinary"?Exactly. After you've been called a (right-wing) judicial activist by none other than Alberto Gonzalez, or argued that precedent should be overturned based on your own personal opinions, I'm not sure you can get any farther out.
So essentially these fools folded on a winning hand and preserved for Senate Democrats a power which has never been exercised before---the routine filibustering of judicial appointees. (Abe Fortas was filibustered to prevent the man the embarassment of being voted down for his ethical lapses).No, no, no. Republicans attempted to filibuster three of Clinton's judicial appointees, and denied up-or-down votes to sixty more. The right-wing party-line-spouters (too many hyphens?) are trying to create a fantasy world in which the only honorable filibuster is a failed filibuster, and in which the vocal minority - for whom the filibuster was created - is punished for successfully sticking together.
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...I have come up with additional evidence [that I am a Native American].For extra racist goodness, read the comments on the linked-to site.
1. My hair is black.
2. I like popcorn.
3. I am a mean drunk.
4. I am high on peyote.
Gotta love Hollyweird.Ooh. Cutting-edge commentary. What's Malkin's beef with Chris Martin? Well, this:
"I don't really care about EMI. I'm not really concerned about that. I think shareholders are the great evil of this modern world."So. An artist obsesses about his artistic integrity. Not exactly breaking new ground.
...Martin told reporters at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre that the band was uncomfortable that they sell so many albums they can affect a major corporation's stock price.
"It's very strange for us that we spent 18 months in the studio just trying to make songs that make us feel a certain way and then suddenly become part of this corporate machine," Martin said backstage.
He criticised what he called "the slavery that we are all under to shareholders."
Malkin, apparently, not only deigns it unnecessary to double-check her sources before publishing a smear. She doesn't even feel it's necessary to read the stories she links to.For other examples of this, see here. And here.
I guess we're supposed to excuse this because Malkin is only a "pundit" (as though this were a realm free of the obligations of factuality). But just how seriously are we supposed to take a finger-pointing "pundit" like this (see especially her current jihad against Newsweek) when it comes to media "credibility"?
Too often since the "War on Terror" was declared, eager Bush-bashing journalists have forgotten that the troops are real people who face real threats and real bloodshed as a consequence of loose lips and keyboards.Wait. The media has forgotten?
...face real threats and real bloodshed as a consequence of loose lips and keyboards.No, they face real threats and real bloodshed as a consequence of a pack of lies. They face real threats and real bloodshed as a result of failed, immoral policies. They face real threats and real bloodshed as a consequence of...okay, loose lips and loose keyboards.
The Chicago Tribune discovers a line of man-hating clothing for children of lesbian parents born by artificial insemination.Ryan:
Why do they have to be lesbians? Answer: they don't.In fact, the Tribune editorial points that out:
Why was I shocked and angry? Not because the parents are lesbians. Not because they are raising children. Both realities are here to stay and they are fine with me.Sound advice. Leave it to Malkin to make this about those dykes and their man-hating ways.
What troubles me is that children today are being raised in an era of increasingly flexible definitions of parenthood, definitions that often serve the interests of adults without regard for children.
When they stop to consider the child's point of view, advocates for new technologies used by homosexual and heterosexual parents alike typically insist that children growing up in alternative family arrangements are just fine. End of story.
But it's not the end of the story. Those cute 3- and 4-year-olds grow up. They look in the mirror and see features and expressions they don't share with the parents who are raising them. They see other little friends who have a mom and a dad. They start asking questions.
If their parents are wise, they will tell the child about his or her origins, as most therapists now urge parents to do.
What should Isikoff do? I don't think he should resign. I think he and his editors should just bite the bullet, tell us who the faulty source is, and give a more forthcoming explanation as to how this debacle came about.Wow. She sure wanted Rather gone; why is she being so evenhanded now?
Lawrence Dirita dismissed Newsweek's explanation thusly: "People are dead because of what this son-of-a-bitch said. How could he be credible now?"Listen, Dirita. We liberals have been barking up that tree for three years now. But, for whatever reason, people still seem to be listening to George W. Bush.
Newsweek has blood on its hands. Blood on its desks. Isikoff should cough up his source.Yeah, this is the worst confidential source since Curveball.
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These unhinged moonbats have more thoroughly exposed the great myth of liberal tolerance than any conservative critic could. For that, I suppose we should be grateful.Okay, that's enough. This whole bit is recycled in more way than one, anyway.
It is time, however, for the Left to get a grip. Get back on your meds. In the end, you are only harming yourselves.
n.2.One that refuses to abide by the dictates of or resists adherence to a group; a dissenter.In Malkin's world, being independent in thought and action is called "squishiness." Nothing like taking pride in groupthink.
adj.Being independent in thought and action or exhibiting such independence.
predisposed to harp on law enforcement as an inherently racist and reckless institution, [and] hyp[ing] the hellions at the expense of the heroes...So. The MSM handpicks a few stories in order to paint a scary, biased portrait of the typical police officer as dangerous and a detriment to society.
As Jan Golab writes in a cover story for The American Enterprise magazine this month on how political correctness undermines policing: "Today, cops all across the United States battle a foe as destructive as crime itself: the presumption of common prejudice. This view has been fanned by a media elite which has made 'diversity' its virtual religion." The anti-cop bias, Golab notes, comes through the national MSM's "sins of omission— the stories never told. Propaganda, as Orwell said, is in what gets left out."
[Guest-posted by LA.]
It has happened. Again.That's right, Michelle Malkin has made a mountain. Out of a molehill. Again.
Just to clarify, I don't know or claim to know if it was al Qaeda or a nut or an al Qaeda nut. Whoever it was, though, clearly meant to terrorize or worse. And we can't ignore the very real possibility that it was a dry run.Speaking, of course, about the (certainly disconcerting and somewhat dangerous) exploding toy grenades at the British consulate in New York this morning, at about the time the polls opened in the UK. As for the "very real" possibility that it was a dry run, I'm thinking that it should go without saying that a real dry run would probably not make headlines. Pretty much defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
By "interesting", of course, Malkin means "Ha! See, I told you that everyone involved in the United Nations is a child molestor and terrorist!" Unfortunately, she is later forced to update:The detainee works at the world body's weapons inspection agency as an analyst, the official said. Another U.N. source said the man is a satellite imagery analyst....Will be interesting to see how that U.N. employee fits into all of this.
The FBI is not calling the man a suspect, said spokesman Jim Margolin.
"The New York police and the FBI said the man was not a suspect. Police said he was detained only because he was asked not to cross a police tape and did so anyway. A police official said the man may have been drinking."At 3:30 in the morning - on hump day - a man on the street in New York City has been drinking. What a degenerate.
You see you wouldn't ask why the rose that grew from the(If you're confused about the Tupac nonsequiter, start here.)
concrete had damaged petals
On the contrary
We would all celebrate its tenacity
We would all love its will to reach the sun
A further constraint was the inability to reconstruct the event so as to provide accurate data for forensic analysis of bullet trajectory, speed of the vehicle, and stopping distance due to the inherent danger in the vicinity of the incident location. This was made evident during a site visit by the Joint Investigation Team when a hand grenade was thrown (from the Route Vernon overpass) at the Team’s vehicles as members were boarding, injuring one Soldier.Read that closely... The military was unable to complete a comprehensive investigation of the incident because Baghdad is too dangerous.