Conscience Under Attack
Nurse given ultimatum: Help with abortion or lose your job, by Rick Moran @ AmericanThinker.com. First of all, my heart goes out to nurse Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo. She was the “other” innocent in this story. I pray God will grant her forgiveness and the peace of absolution. Not only is abortion an unspeakable atrocity, but forcing someone you know who feels that way about them to | Read More »
Obama avoided hard issues to curry favor
There is little doubt President Barack Obama gave a well-delivered speech to the Muslim world today. For that, he deserves credit. Where he ultimately failed was his avoidance of the tough issues. While his lofty rhetoric touched on some of the bones I am about to pick, it wasn’t specific enough to make a difference. Here is where he fell down and fell short: 1. | Read More »
Welcome to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, Gawker.
I’m sorry to have to tell you folks at The Gawker this, but it’s over. You’ve been tagged by the guy from the cow college as Outside the Pale, and you’re not coming back from that. It’s like this: you were fine with this post, for a given value of fine: you took precisely the line that was expected of you with the Mancow narrative. | Read More »
How GITMO could save America
Cheney and Obama held their twin security/torture/GITMO speeches yesterday. Obama delivered his usual mesmerizing, self-centered speech, in which he complained about the “mess” that the previous adminstration had left him. As Politico points out, he’s given this type of speech before. In his speech, which had been booked weeks in advance, Cheney argued that the anger over waterboarding is “recklessness cloaked in righteousness”. But these | Read More »
Jesse Ventura gets it right: let’s make our cities safe again
This is my first diary so I wanted to say hi to everyone! Please let me know if there’s something wrong with the formatting! I was watching The View the other day (I know, I know), and Jesse Ventura was on. At first, I figured he was just going to give the same liberal apologia we’ve been hearing for what seems like an eternity now… | Read More »
Liberal extremists seek disbarment of Bush lawyers
Encouraged by the green light President Obama recently gave to his Attorney General, Eric Holder, left-wing liberal/progressive extremists are seeking disbarment of a dozen Bush administration lawyers linked to legal opinions concerning the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques. The extremists are seeking retribution by persecution because these lawyers concluded, after a legal review, the enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, did not violate the legal prohibition of | Read More »
Holder did as much tapdancing this week as Pelosi did
The full 3-hour plus session before the House Judiciary Committee is available here on C-SPAN. Here are some highlights – scrolling around is a bit of a pain. Times are approximate. I’ll point out the parts worth watching by highlighting them. 00:00 – Holder’s opening statement 10:00 – John Conyers barely stays awake while trying to read his opening statement, and by the end of | Read More »
You can almost *smell* the relief coming from this Salon Prevarigate piece…
…because now they have an acceptable devil figure to blame it all on. Via @vermontaigne (and Protein Wisdom): Cheney’s torture trap for Democrats [Note: Salon defines 'waterboarding' as 'torture' throughout this article. Please calibrate your semantic filters accordingly. - ML] You might have thought getting torture back in the news would be a bad move for any Republican; after all, it was the Bush administration | Read More »
Pelosi Beclowns Herself
What can you say about a video that speaks so clearly for itself? If you don’t believe Pelosi is lying through her teeth at this point, you never will. Her story has changed repeatedly, and the one she’s telling now makes no sense. You get the feeling that about halfway through her appearance, she suddenly realizes that the press isn’t going to simply reprint her | Read More »
Why Didn’t Pelosi Act?
Speaker Pelosi claims that the CIA lied to her about its handling of terrorist detainees held by the United States. She claims not to have been informed about the methods being used to get information from prisoners. Obviously, this is almost certainly false. Why would the CIA have informed other lawmakers about interrogation methods, but not Pelosi? But even if we take her at her | Read More »
Lindsey Graham Threatens to Call Pelosi to Testify
It seems that good Lindsey Grahama has locked the bearded, alternate universe Lindsey Graham in a closet, and showed up at the first session of the Democrats’ terrorist interrogation show trial: “I don’t want to retry Nancy Pelosi, that’s not my goal but if you’re going to accuse these people in the Bush administration of being evil and committing a crime, then if she was | Read More »
Pelosi Travels to Iraq, Rewrites History
Nancy Pelosi made a surprise trip to Baghdad yesterday. And according to Alsumaria, she tried to rewrite the history of the debate over the U.S. role in Iraq: “The SOFA agreement is one that agreed between our two countries and as many of you know, I’m very opposed to the initiation of hostilities in Iraq and to this war in general. But when … once | Read More »
Does a Leftist’s Lies Matter? Pelosi-nocchio Says no Way!
There are classic lies. There’s “Mom, my invisible friend broke the window, not me.” Of course, we all have heard, “I didn’t see any cookies.” Then there’s that ever favorite, “No, officer, I didn’t know I was speeding.” And who can forget that time worn, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica.” But these days the American left has puffed itself up | Read More »
Pelosi. Knew. [Bumped.]
[UPDATE] You’d think that they thought that none of this would ever come out. —– (See also Aaron Gardner’s RedHot on this topic.) Pelosi knew about the waterboarding. She knew all along. According to the memo the very first briefing listed is 9/4/02 with then Rep. Porter Goss & Pelosi. The summary of the briefing says: “Briefing on EITs including use of EITs on Abu | Read More »
Condi Rice versus Random Antiwar Guy #555443.
And objectively speaking, the refs should have stopped the fight about halfway through. Not that either I or Brutally Honest would have thanked them for that: this was just too choice for words. If you’re wondering who won this exchange, either you haven’t watched it yet or you’re not willing to admit the answer. When the room shuts up to listen to one person over | Read More »