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Friday, June 30, 2006

The Friday Round Up

Welcome to the Friday Roundup of what is currently being talked about and discussed around the Blogs.

Michelle Malking believes something is not right with "HADJI GIRL" MARINE: SILENCED?"
Excerpt of Michelle Malkins Post:

When contacted by Marine Corps Times, Belile confirmed that he had canceled the free studio time, but declined to specify whether he had changed his mind or if it had been changed for him.

Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice, said an order that prevents Belile from performing and recording the song in his off hours “certainly raises a First Amendment question in my mind.”

“They could get him for disobedience, but there is still a question about whether the order is lawful,” Fidell said.

Atlas Shrugs is riveted by the new "Oil For Food's Bulging Bags of Smuggled Cash"
Excerpt of Atlas Shrugs post:

It was no wonder Saddam was confident no harm would come to him. He had the UN in his back pocket (the pocket with the wallet in it.) The following is in today's New York Sun. None of the dinosaur media goes near oil for food story -- the UN is their sacred mad cow no matter how decadent and bespolied.

“I guess we have to take care of B.B.”

A Korean businessman,Tongsun Park, hinted that he needed $10 million from Saddam Hussein so he could “take care” of Secretary-General Boutros-Ghali, a court heard yesterday. Mr. Boutros-Ghali told Mr. Park he wanted to “neutralize” a top U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq and that he was relying on his “Iraqi friends” to aid his mid-1990s bid for reelection, according to testimony.

Outside the Beltway clues us in on Police insanity with a "Man Charged after Videotaping Police on His Own Property".
Excerpt from Outside the Beltway:

A city man is charged with violating state wiretap laws by recording a detective on his home security camera, while the detective was investigating the man’s sons. Michael Gannon, 49, of 26 Morgan St., was arrested Tuesday night, after he brought a video to the police station to try to file a complaint against Detective Andrew Karlis, according to Gannon’s wife, Janet Gannon, and police reports filed in Nashua District Court. Police instead arrested Gannon, charging him with two felony counts of violating state eavesdropping and wiretap law by using an electronic device to record Karlis without the detective’s consent.


The Gannons felt police were harassing the family, Janet Gannon said. “There were six cops in my yard,” the first time police came, she said. “My husband was very upset. How many cops does it take to talk to a 15-year-old.”

Ray Robison informs us that the "DIA confirms found chem rounds are WMD"
Excerpt from Ray Robisons:

The 500 munitions discovered throughout Iraq since 2003 and discussed in a National Ground Intelligence Center report meet the criteria of weapons of mass destruction, the center's commander said here today.

"These are chemical weapons as defined under the Chemical Weapons Convention, and yes ... they do constitute weapons of mass destruction," Army Col. John Chu told the House Armed Services Committee.

Say Anything gives us some insight on "Nazi Roots Of Islamofascism" (with Pictures!)
Excerpt from Say Anything:

“Go out and murder the Jewish infidel in the name of the holy Koran . . . he who kils a Jew is assured of a place in the next world.”

Sounds like something Osama bin Laden would urge, doesn't it? Actually, this quote was uttered long before bin Laden was even born, by Amin al-Husseini, (1895-1974) Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. The biography of Husseini reminds us that the term 'Islamofascism' is no mere neologism aimed at extreme Muslims in the wake of 9/11 - it is also a reminder of the Nazi roots of extreme Muslim anti-semitism that still rages today.

Husseini was one of the masterminds of the Holocaust. Husseini met with Hitler in 1941, and according to Adolf Eichmann's deputy Dieter Wisliceny (later hung after Nuremburg for war crimes):

Stop the ACLU shows us the hypocricy of the ACLU in "ACLU Condemns House Resolution Approving SWIFT Program"
Excerpt from Stop the ACLU:

Here we go again. They are flipping through every American’s checkbook now. Even though the program is limited to following promising leads which are usually large international transactions, the ACLU has to throw out its scaremongering catch phrases. The IRS already thumbs trough all of our checkbooks anyway, unless the ACLU avoid that somehow. Why are democrats and far left organizations like the ACLU defending the leaking of classified information that puts America at greater danger? Maybe the ACLU should focus on cleaning their own house from prying eyes on their own member’s finances for fundraising purposes. What kind of independent review does that get?

Blue Star Chronicles with the "The Soccer Ball".
Excerpt from the Blue Star Chronicles:

This is what bugs me. This is a Pennsylvania company returning from Iraq - they are represented in Congress by someone like John Surrender MURTHA! Will he hear what they are saying? Will he support them? No. He’s just interested in becoming House Majority Leader - or is senile - or both.

Will the main stream media hear them? No, I doubt it. They are too busy looking for something - ANYTHING - they can hang around our President’s neck.

Here’s the reality as I understand it.

The people in the towns know full well who is on which side. They know who plants the IEDs, they know where the IEDs are. They are giving them shelter in their towns. So when the Americans go in there to get the bad guys, they have a real dilemma on their hands. They can not identify the enemy from the locals who are living in fear of the enemy.

The people in the towns aren’t sure if the Americans are going to stay so they are afraid to trust their own fates to the good will of the Americans. When they hear the demented ramblings of Murtha, Kennedy, Kerry and their little league of traitors, they are going to hedge their bets. So would I. They aren’t going to give up the terrorists until they are certain the Americans are going to see this through an not leave them to the very imaginative torture of their tormenters. We might leave them to be executed as was done during the Clinton administration.

You GO Girl!!
A good read / rant and I COMPLETELY understand her frustration.

The Cigar Intelligence Agency informas us what "The SCOTUS didn't do".
Excerpt from the Cigar Intelligenace Agency:

It does not:

• Satisfy the supposed demands of “world opinion:” the closing of the Guantanamo Bay camp and the immediate release of its detainees.

• Free Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the acknowledged driver and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.

• Exclude Hamdan from a court martial or, if Congress decides, trail by a military tribunal.

• Say that Hamdan or any others cannot be held “for the duration of active hostilities.”

• Require that he, or other detainees, be tried before a civilian court, as some anti-war activists had demanded.

• Prohibit the United States from detaining future enemy combatants.

Truth is, Hamdan remains ours, and the Bush administration and Congress still have plenty of ways to ladle out justice to him and other enemy combatants. Despite the hysteria of both sides, the war on terror continues as before.

The Adventures of Chester tell us where to "Hit Em Where It Hurts" (New York Times).
Excerpt from The Adventures of Chester:

It is sad and unfortunate that the New York Times has chosen to publish the classified details of a legal and effective government program meant to secure the Republic from attack. In fact, it is not just sad, it is enraging. In December, I thought that the outing of the NSA wiretapping techniques was in poor form, but there was a case to be made, and it was made by many, many commentators, that the program was operating in a gray area of the law.

But this latest bit of treason is truly outrageous. The program was legal; it was effective; it was not abused; it had independent auditors; and it was briefed to the members of Congress of both parties who Needed To Know.

I just spent a few fruitful moments on Yahoo Finance and discovered some basic information that may be of interest to many of you readers out there. On the major holdings page, we learn that a significant percentage of the New York Times' stock is held by institutions and mutual funds: 83%, quite a large chunk. Those institutions, especially the mutual funds, are in turn owned by none other than many of you Loyal Readers out there. You might want to find out if you own a little piece of the New York Times in your own 401K or IRA. Take a look at the largest mutual fund holders:

A very detailed and long post concerning the New York Times.
A very good read.

Blonde Sagacity shows the insanity of of PC with "Superman - Illegal Alien?".
Excerpt from Blonde Sagacity:

I have never been a big fan of Superman (Batman either for that matter) DC Comics are a bit hokey --Why bother with a geeky guy in tights or a grown man dressed as a bat when there are superheroes like Wolverine out there...?

I digress...

Anyway, it seems the screenwriters of the new Superman movie have decided he wasn't PC enough and changed his catch phrase "Truth, Justice and the American way" to... Ready for this...
"Truth, Justice...and all that stuff". Wow.

Here is an explanation from the writers, Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty:

I ran across this Article that will make you grin:

As the season of high grass and even higher pollen counts is upon us I thought this an opportune time to pass along a useful yard care tip: NEVER use a weed whacker in the nude.

You may wonder how I came by this insight....

And after all this and you need some cheering up, come watch a video with me.

The Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments:
What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It's amazing and completely insane.

Watch the Video HERE.