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AP: Pro-lifers more lethal than jihadis

Wow.  Just…wow.  From Newsbusters:

Let me get this straight: On September 11, 2001, terrorists brutally exterminated nearly 3,000 Americans, obliterated the landscape of lower Manhattan, and pummeled the headquarters of the United States’s national defense. And since that same date nearly six-and-a-half years ago, pro-lifers have committed a grand total of zero murders, attempted murders, and bombings directed at abortion workers and clinics across the United States and Canada.

So the Associated Press implies that the bigger threat of terrorism to this country comes from … pro-lifers? Here’s how the AP tells it:

When it comes to fears about a terrorist attack, people in the U.S. usually focus on Osama bin Laden and foreign-based radical groups. Yet researchers say domestic extremists who commit violence in the name of their cause — abortion or the environment, for example — account for most of the damage from such incidents in this country.

The AP’s reporting is simply a smear. Violent episodes against abortion clinics have been quite rare, especially in the last decade. Even the stats from National Abortion Federation (pdf) reveal this.

In his book On Message, Life Dynamics’ Mark Crutcher sums it up best: “The image of abortion workers having to dodge a hail of automatic weapon fire just to get from their car to the clinic door is utter nonsense.” Crutcher notes that in the years 1993 and 1994, the worst period of violence in pro-life history in which five abortionists and clinic workers were killed, more farmers and twice as many hairdressers were murdered on the job. (The total number of murders that have occurred since Roe v. Wade passed in 1973 is seven.)

Nope…no liberal media bias!

February 20, 2008 Posted by | abortion, media bias, religion of peace | 7 Comments

Union prez and Clinton supporter provide some hot blue-on-blue action

I need a cold shower after such scorching hot leftist cannibalistic political p0rn.  From First Read:

Buffenbarger called Obama a “thespian,” and he sarcastically referred to the junior senator from Illinois as a “wunderkind.” He compared Obama to “Janus, the two-faced Roman god of ancient times.” And he pleaded with the crowd to boo Obama’s labor record.

Early in his speech, Buffenbarger asked, “So now we have a decision to make. Will we rely on the Harvard Law Review editor? The silver-tongued orator from Kansas, Hawaii and Illinois? The man in love with the microphone?”

Taking off the gloves, he said, “Barack Obama is no Muhammad Ali. He took a walk every time there was a tough vote in the Illinois State Senate. He took a walk more than a 130 times. That’s what a shadow boxer does. All the right moves. All the right combinations. All the right footwork. But he never steps into the ring.”

But it was Obama supporters for whom Buffenbarger saved his most vitriolic contempt, and he proved that the Democratic Party’s coalition is nothing if not fragile. Channeling Howard Beale from the movie “Network,” he yelled into the microphone, “Give me a break! I’ve got news for all the latte-drinking, Prius- driving, Birkenstock-wearing, trust fund babies crowding in to hear him speak! This guy won’t last a round against the Republican attack machine. He’s a poet, not a fighter.”

With all this trash talk, who needs a Thrilla in Manilla? 

You leftards gonna take that from this man?  Acutally, yeah…you are.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Hillary, Obama | 6 Comments

Jihadis: Evidence doesn’t count if racism was involved

Borrowing a page from the O.J. Simpson trial, the Muslim USF students who were found with explosives materials in their car are arguing that the material can’t be used against them because the arresting officers are racist.  Ignoring the fact that Islam is a religion and not a race, and ignoring the fact that evidence doesn’t incinerate upon succesfully proven claims of racism, we see this from Jihad Watch:

Naive Kids Update: it seems that the arresting officer in South Carolina, who found pipe bomb materials in the trunk of the car being driven by Ahmed Mohamed and Youseff Megahed, said, “Damn terrorist. I think they’re part of the **** Taliban….Maybe they’re gonna practice the suicide bombing here.”

He also evidently noted their race as “Islamic,” which should endear him to the politically correct crowd that continues to insist that opposition to the global jihad constitutes racism, but in this case it has gotten him in hot water, because — as the newscaster says, in probably the first time this has been acknowledged in the mainstream media — “of course we all know that’s not a race, that’s a religion.”

Question: If this cop is a vile Bull Connor-type racist, does that make the pipe bomb evidence vanish?

Meanwhile, Ahmed Bedier of the Council on American Islamic Relations is speaking out here. He is affiliated with an organization that was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case, has had several of its officials convicted on terror-related charges, and was founded by members of an organization that was named by a Muslim Brotherhood operative as part of its “grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house.”

Here, he is saying that the pipe bomb evidence should be thrown out because apparently the police officers found a Qur’an in the car and thought that suspicious, while they would not have thought a Bible in the car to be suspicious. Of course, Bedier would not want you to recall that Muslims all over the world are committing violence and justifying it by reference to the Qur’an, that suicide bombers pose with rifles and the Qur’an before they go to kill and be killed for Allah (cf. Qur’an 9:111), and that the Qur’an, unlike the Bible, contains open-ended commands for believers to wage war against and subjugate unbelievers (cf. Qur’an 9:29). Just forget all that, and chant “racism…racism…racism,” and pretty soon you’ll have come around to the illustrious Mr. Bedier’s point of view. 

Were the case in Los Angeles and one of the arresting officers Mark Fuhrman, they may have had a chance.  But with a lawyer who works for a terrorism front group, their chances at beating the rap are slimmer than Ted Kennedy’s chances at sobriety.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | bigotry, CAIR, political correctness, religion of peace | 3 Comments

January was bitterly cold

From the Weekly Standard:

How cold? Anthony Watts reports that the drop from January 2007 to January 2008 “appears to be the largest single year to year January drop for the entire GISS data set.”

Of course, we’re not likely to hear much about record breaking cold, but Watts goes on:

This is yet one more indication of the intensity of planet-wide cooler temperatures seen in January 2008, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere, which has seen record amounts of snow coverage extent as well as new record low surface temperatures in many places.

Which has had the not surprising effect of restoring much of the sea ice lost last summer. The CBC reports:

Satellite images are showing that the cold spell is helping the sea ice expand in coverage by about 2 million square kilometres, compared to the average winter coverage in the previous three years.

“It’s nice to know that the ice is recovering,” Josefino Comiso, a senior research scientist with the Cryospheric Sciences Branch of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, told CBC News on Thursday.

“That means that maybe the perennial ice would not go down as low as last year.”

So what, Al Gore might say. The problem isn’t the extent of the ice, but the thickness. Well…

The cold is also making the ice thicker in some areas, compared to recorded thicknesses last year, Lagnis added.

“The ice is about 10 to 20 centimetres thicker than last year, so that’s a significant increase,” he said.

I’m starting to think that the left only pays attention to the Arctic in the summer–when it’s supposed to melt. 

I think I’ll stand outside with a hair spray can pointed to the sky and empty the can, to see if I can generate some global “warming” to heat things up here.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | global warming | 3 Comments

Google does UN’s censorship dirty work

Yes, that Google.  “Do no evil.”  I guess it depends on the meaning of the word “evil”, right?  We all know they’re run by a bunch of leftist hacks, but now they’re not even pretending otherwise.  From FNC:

How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google?

If you’re journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a scrappy little Web site.

Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that’s taken on Goliath-sized entities like Citigroup since 1987.

Since 2005, he’s been focusing almost entirely on stories that deal with internal corruption inside the U.N., posting several stories online almost daily.

He’s been especially interested in the inner workings of what could be called the practical-applications arm of the international organization, the United Nations Development Programme.

Many of Lee’s stories were featured prominently whenever Web users looked for news about the U.N. using the powerful Google News search engine, a vital way for media outlets both large and small to get their articles read.

But beginning Feb. 13, Google News users could no longer find new stories from the Inner City Press.

“I think they said, ‘If we can’t get this guy out of the U.N., let’s disappear him from the Internet,'” Lee said.

Lee said he felt certain that the Internet company and the international agency had now joined forces to make his work less accessible to the public.

According to Stricker, on Feb. 1 someone e-mailed Google a complaint about Lee’s Web site, alleging that Inner City Press was a one-man operation, thus violating the Google News ground rule that news organizations it lists must have two or more employees.

Lee is vague about how many people work for the Inner City Press, but said there’s at least one woman who works for the organization full-time, as well as “about half a dozen” volunteers.

“If people work for us as volunteers, why does it not count?” he said. “Is it their business?”

The reaction to the de-listing, however temporary, has been furious. The non-profit Government Accountability Project lambasted the company, calling Inner City Press “the most effective and important media organization for UN whistleblowers.”

“We’re alarmed,” said Bea Edwards, GAP’s international-program director. “The question is, is what user sent the complaint? And it’s probably not too hard to guess. We would guess the complaints came from the UNDP.” 

Everyone knows the U.N. is useless and corrupt, but to have Google doing their dirty work is shameful.

February 20, 2008 Posted by | corruption, Google, shameful, United Nations | 1 Comment

CNN talking points: extoll Fidel’s virtues

The Clinton News Network…or the Castro News Network?  From Cuban blogger Babalu Blog:

Michael Graham, blogging at The Natural Truth, brings us this disgusting but not surprising story about how CNN coached its anchors to treat the subject of fidel castro in an early morning email today.

I can now confirm independently that not only did such an email go out, here it is in its entirety:

From: Flexner, Allison
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:46 AM
To: *CNN Superdesk (TBS)
Cc: Neill, Morgan; Darlington, Shasta
Subject: Castro guidance

Some points on Castro – for adding to our anchor reads/reporting:

* Please say in our reporting that Castro stepped down in a letter he wrote to Granma (the communist party daily), as opposed to in a letter attributed to Fidel Castro. We have no reason to doubt he wrote his resignation letter, he has penned numerous articles over the past year and a half.  (No need to question, huh?  So much for that journalistic instinct! – Ed.)

* Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba – namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.  (Free “education”?  Don’t you mean “propaganda centers”? – Ed.)

* Also the Cuban government blames a lot of Cuba’s economic problems on the US embargo, and while that has caused some difficulties, (far less so than the collapse of the Soviet Union) the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices. Some analysts would say the US embargo was a benefit to Castro politically – something to blame problems on, by what the Cubans call “the imperialist,” meddling in their affairs.

* While despised by some, he is seen as a revolutionary hero, especially with leftist in Latin America, for standing up to the United States.

Any questions, please call the international desk.


The sender of this email is Allison Flexner whose current position at CNN is unknown. She was a producer and has been in Cuba according to this transcript from 2000.

Smoking gun evidence about how the mainstream media and particularly CNN, which we have always referred to as the castro news network, is trying to sanitize castro’s legacy, EVEN NOW!

As if health care and education were a good enough excuse to violate human rights. We have to be fair now don’t we?

As if the regime needed any more help in getting its talking points into the MSM, they now come through official emails to journalists and anchors. We’ve often lamented the Faustian bargain that foreign news agencies have made with the castro regime in order to maintain access. When Reuters has a reporter in it’s Cuba bureau that penned 1,000 articles for the official newspaper of Communist Party U.S.A. nothing should surprise us. But it does. 

Nope…no liberal media bias!

February 20, 2008 Posted by | Castro, CNN, media bias | Leave a comment