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Another Exodus

Just in time for the upcoming Passover holiday, The Hill’s Alexander Bolton comments on Jews leaving the Democratic party:

Senate Democrats are seeking to counter defections by some major Jewish donors to the Republicans by stressing their party?s pro-Israel stance.

The lawmakers met privately last Thursday with nearly 80 Jewish interest groups to make their [...]

Photo of the Week

A row of German special police officers. Police swooped on more than 300 homes across Germany to smash an Internet ring trading neo-Nazi and racist songs.(AFP/File/Thomas Coex)

WIESBADEN, Germany (AFP) – German police swooped on more than 300 homes across the country to smash an Internet ring trading neo-Nazi and racist songs.

The federal [...]

What’s a Counter-Terrorism Expert?

Roger L. Simon says:

Does Richard Clarke speak Arabic or Farsi or even Pashtu? I honestly don’t know and Google isn’t giving me a quick answer. But if not, what really qualifies someone as a “counter-terrorism” expert anyway? I know I wouldn’t dare call myself such a thing without serious skills in some, if not [...]

Catblogging

Here’s my entry for next week’s The Carnival of the Cats. Don’t read if catblogging’s not your thing. Don’t even look at the picture. Just…just…go away. But if catblogging is your thing, here you go. It’s okay. You can look at it.

The tortoiseshell at the top with the glowing eyes is Moku, a.k.a. [...]

Waterglass 50/50 of the Week

This is a bit of an odd one, because it could be considered either good or bad news, depending on your perspective:

ABC Throws ‘Kingdom Hospital’ to Ratings Wolves

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – ABC has all but unplugged the life support machinery for one of its newest dramas, “Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital,” after four weeks [...]

More on Clarke, with UK Flavour

First, National Review’s man in Europe Denis Boyles likens Richard Clarke to Dilbert:

He had everything but the wonky tie and the instinct for self-preservation. Speaking up in the quarterly sales meeting, he’s the long-suffering guy who wants us to know that he’s always right, that everybody else is always wrong, that his boss is [...]

When Should We Stop Supporting Israel?

The question asked and answered by Victor Davis Hanson:

Jewish fundamentalists execute with impunity women found guilty of adultery on grounds that they are impugning the ?honor? of the family.

Israeli mobs with impunity tear apart Palestinian policemen held in detention.

Israeli television broadcasts?to the tune of patriotic music?the last taped messages of Jewish suicide [...]

More Kerry Brilliance

Our favorite Botox-injected self-hating liberal Presidential wannabe, John F’ing Kerry, has his panties all in a wad over the “character assassination” of Dick Clarke that the White House is apparently engaging in:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – John Kerry said Saturday the White House is committing character assassination with its treatment of former counterterror chief Richard [...]

Polite Disagreement Among Gentlemen

Here’s an email exchange I had with a couple of good friends: T and fellow blogger Ray:

First, T wrote:

Ray and Dave,

I just heard Dick [Morris] say that if Kerry’s negatives continue to go up, because of Bush’s negative ads, Bush could win in a rout. Sounds good to me. Of course several [...]

Energy Independence, or There’s Hope for the World Yet!

What if I told you that there is a new technological process that could take human waste and turn it into oil and gas to generate power? Or what about instead of using human waste, you could use old computers or used tires or medical waste or even cows infected with mad cow disease? You?d [...]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“You’ve done a nice job decorating the White House.”

–Jessica Simpson, upon meeting Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton

I’d like to think it was all an act to keep up her “blonde” image, but I’m afraid she’s the real thing. A true ditz. Let’s hope a tour of the White House will be as [...]

Miller Time for Seipp

Columnist and blogger Cathy Seipp was on the Dennis Miller show last night. As usual, when I see someone on TV who I first discovered in print (or on-line), I squealed, “Hey, I read her stuff all the time!” (I said the same of David Horowitz when I first saw him, but changed the pronoun.) [...]

The Funniest Site Since Leisure Town

America-hating socialist professor Noam Chomsky has a blog!

The posts are extremely funny, but many of the comments are truly classic. I’d permalink it, but I’m afraid it might crash Movable Type.

(Thanks to Tim Blair for the pointer.)

Iraqi Anti-Semitism Watch

Check out this headline from the Boston Herald:

Two police killed in northern Iraqi, protest against Hamas murder turns violent

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded two others early Tuesday in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi authorities said.

West of Baghdad, Iraqi police fired shots to disperse a violent protest [...]

Photo of the Week

Kisses! The new Sexy Urinal by Bathroom Mania, as seen at the JFK Virgin Lounge. (Courtesy:Bathroom Mania/ Photo credit:Meike van Schijndel. All rights reserved)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Virgin Atlantic Airways on Friday scrapped plans to install bright-red urinals shaped like women’s open lips at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, saying it [...]