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Repeating Kerry’s Mistake

Driftglass is right: I am Spartacus.

I wouldn’t mind joining major media outlets and Nobel Prize winners on DonoWho’s enemies list, although the list does include the Left Behind books. I wonder if saying that I preferred the Latin mass is enough.

There is another issue to be considered aside from this hate-monger, and that is the character of candidates. Backing down, or even being conciliatory when faced with attacks by this weevil doesn’t bode well for a candidate’s ability to govern or judgment.

As Mustang Bobby of Bark Bark Woof Woof points out in The MauMauing of the Blogosphere, at least Amanda and Melissa can now defend themselves as the effluent from the settling pond that is DohoWho’s base flows in their direction. The small example that Culture Ghost provides is not exactly a testament to the education they presumably received at Catholic schools.

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February 15, 2007   13 Comments

Why?

On the local news they reported that four F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB will participate in a fly-over at the start of the Daytona 500 stock car race.

Who is paying for this, and are they paying for the entire cost of this 700 mile round trip?

This isn’t just a matter of jet fuel wasted with the resulting increase in greenhouse gases, but the cost of the crews that will fly, launch, and recover the aircraft on a Sunday during a three-day weekend, the wear and tear on the aircraft.

February 15, 2007   2 Comments

DonoWho?

The only place Bill Donohue deserves to be seen is on a milk carton. The MSM continues its race to the bottom with the National Enquirer. I call it the Murdock effect: when a guy makes obscene amounts of money from tabloids and uses it to buy a media empire, he’s going to use the techniques that made him money. If he makes more money, all of the other media companies will copy the concept.

As Clif of Outside the Tent and American Street points out in Lies and the Lying Anti-Semites Who Tell Them, a minimum of checking would show the man isn’t much of a liar. But the MSM does no fact checking.

Trex at Fire Dog Lake demonstrates in Get Thee Behind Me, Demon Onion Dip!, the man attacks commercials.

Think Progress notes in Bill Donohue Defended Bush Catholic Outreach Staffer Who Was Outed As Sexual Predator, that if you are a male Catholic authority figure, you can expect Bill to be on your side, even if you are creep. This attitude has cost the Catholic Church millions in payments for lawsuits.

The media doesn’t mention any of this when they give Donohue access to the airwaves, nor do they address the real question: What gives William Donohue the right to speak for the Catholic Church, especially on matters of doctrine?

Update: I can’t believe that I forgot to include Echidne of the Snakes and her extensive research on Donohue’s enemies list.

February 15, 2007   Comments Off on DonoWho?

Choosy Shoppers Choose

Something other that Peter Pan or Great Value [WalMart store brand] peanut butter with lot numbers that begin 2111, unless they believe that salmonella is one of the required food groups.

They may also choose not to watch NASCAR unless they want to reward cheating. What a surprise, a bunch of G-d fearing, Shrubbery supporting, good ol’ boys are adding illegal chemicals to their fuel.

For those who know nothing about stock car racing, criminally and rule breaking are part of the mystique of a sport started by people who made their seed money by transporting moonshine.

February 15, 2007   2 Comments

Green Zone Intelligence Analysis

[Slide One]

Yazd Mosque

1. This is known to be a mosque.

[Slide Two – map of Iran]

2. This mosque is known to be in Iran.

[Slide Three – stock photo of Muslims praying]

3. Muslims are known to worship in mosques.

[Slide Four – stock photo of Moqtada al-Sadr]

4. Moqtada al-Sadr is known to be a Muslim.

[Slide Five – Iran map with MaS in label and arrow]

5. Moqtada al-Sadr is in Iran.

[February 18th is the last day of the Islamic month of Murharram which commemorates the martyrdom of Husayn, and during which the Koran forbids killing. Of course, the US forces in Iraq are prepared for all hell to break loose as the Madhi Army takes to the field again on the 19th, right?]

February 15, 2007   2 Comments