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March 30, 2009

Congress Contemplates Mandatory ‘Voluntary’ Service

Over at FSM today:

A bill titled HR 1388: The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, otherwise known as the "GIVE Act," has already passed the House by a vote of 321-105. The legislation would fund volunteer organizations, and would also recruit additional participants in AmeriCorps, as well as create new government volunteer organizations including a Clean Energy Corps, Education Corps, Healthy Futures Corps, Veterans Service Corps, and an expanded National Civilian Community Corps for disaster relief and energy conservation. Michelle Malkin has much more.
Read it here.

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January 19, 2009

The Immaculate Perception

On FSM today:

The inauguration is upon us. Washington D.C. is festooned with porta potties, doughnut chains are offering patriotic pastries, consumers can purchase Obama thongs, and the financial crisis has taken a holiday as inauguration expenses are expected to reach $150 million – part of that comprised of emergency spending authorized by the White House.

Barack Obama’s face can be seen beaming out at us on nearly every magazine cover (special edition!) at the supermarket checkout. He graced the cover of TIME magazine 14 times in one year. News programs are jockeying to provide the most syrup-laden coverage of this Historic Event. Hollywood and the rest of the left have finally rediscovered their long-lost (well, eight years anyway) patriotism. Cynical journalists removed the neutral blinders from their eyes just long enough to give The One™ a rousing round of applause and cheering.

And last but certainly not least, Europeans love us again. Finally, I can get a full night’s sleep.

Welcome to what I call the “immaculate perception.”

It's all here.

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January 16, 2009

Robert Spencer on ‘Stealth Jihad’

Wednesday, I attended a luncheon in NYC where Robert Spencer was speaking about stealth Jihad, the subject of his latest book. I wrote about it for FSM:

Those of us who get the bulk of our news from the Internet are probably aware of pro-Hamas rallies that have taken place across the nation over the last couple of weeks. To name just a couple: in Los Angeles, the Islamists chanted “Heil Hitler,” “death to the Jews,” “death to Israel” and “down, down, USA!” In Fort Lauderdale, Jews were exhorted to “go back to the ovens.” As Spencer noted, “Never before in American history have we seen people openly, on American soil, and in full light of video cameras, saying that they want to see a renewal of a genocidal ambition, and they want to see a whole people exterminated.”

So where was the mainstream media? Aside from a story on the Fort Lauderdale event on FOX News, they were nowhere to be seen. I understand the thrill of covering Michelle Obama’s plans for redecorating the White House and the Obama children’s first day at their new school, but one would think rallies that advocate genocide might garner a little interest from the free press that prides itself on bringing us all the news we need to know. As a result of their negligence, many Americans remain in the dark. “This ought to be the largest story of the last 20 years,” said Spencer. So why isn’t it?

Read it all here.

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January 13, 2009

FSM's 2009 'Hope and Change' Awards

Over at FSM today, the 2009 Hope and Change Awards are up! From the press release:

New York, New York - As we enter this new era of hope and change, FamilySecurityMatters.org offers the 2009 Hope and Change Awards, celebrating the best from politicians and other public figures whose dedication to their version of hope and change in 2008 went above and beyond the call of duty – and sometimes taste.

Awards season has arrived and Americans are being treated to the likes of the People's Choice Awards, Golden Globes, Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards and many more, celebrating the best that 2008 had to offer the American public in the world of entertainment. In keeping with this fine tradition, the Hope and Change Awards will distinguish their recipients’ best efforts. All that’s missing is the red carpet and Joan Rivers – but who knows what next year will bring?

For the first time ever, FamilySecurityMatters.org will offer a number of award categories falling under the ‘Hope and Change’ umbrella, much as the Academy Awards do. The awards were created to recognize the recipients’ tireless efforts to make our country a better place for Americans, and to provide inspirational role models for our youth.

In announcing the winners, FamilySecurityMatters.org President, Carol Taber, said, “Because America has become a culture driven by unexceptional mass media and a pernicious popular culture – rather than by the brilliance of the founding principles enshrined in our Constitution – it is more important than ever that the personalities who dominate the media are recognized for their profound influence on the next generation of Americans, heaven spare them.”

FamilySecurityMatters.org Editor, Pam Meister, said, "2009 is supposed to herald a new era of 'hope and change' much ballyhooed by the media. Yet theoretically, every election cycle represents change and the American people simply receive more of the same. The Hope and Change Awards serve to highlight – in a tongue-in-cheek manner – the mediocrity that often accompanies public service and the national discourse. Until the American people actively begin demanding more from those who purport to serve them, we anticipate that the Hope and Change Awards will enjoy a long and prosperous existence."

There are a number of prestigious awards, including those listed below (click here to find out why each winner prevailed!):

1. GRUBBIEST FINGERS AWARD – Rep Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich)

2. SYCOPHANTIC FOREIGN ACTOR AWARD - Simon Baker, star of television’s “The Mentalist.”



5. MIDDLE FINGER AWARD - Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill)

6. THE UH, RIGHT AWARD – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.)

7. "JUST LIKE YOU" AWARD – Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host, media magnate

8. “SHADES OF EVITA” AWARD – Caroline Kennedy, American Princess

The awards are bestowed by FamilySecurityMatters.org, a website that focuses on issues affecting the safety and security of America’s families.

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Prince Harry's 'Racist Remarks' - Is Media Outrage Justified?

My latest at FSM today:

Obviously, I don’t know if Prince Harry is a bigot or racist as I have, and never will, meet him. It’s possible to explain away his public faux pas – perhaps the latent anti-Semitism in Europe led him to believe wearing a Nazi costume was acceptable; perhaps the Paki and raghead comments were merely his indulging in the tough talk that soldiers may use when they are amongst themselves. (Or maybe he’s rebelling against his father – who has been rumored to be a closet convert to Islam.)

Then again, Harry may well be a closet racist/bigot. If he is, bad cess to him.

But the bigger question is this: Why is it that Prince Harry’s remarks are met with such horror by the press, while they barely bat an eyelash at pro-Hamas protests like this one in Fort Lauderdale, where participants told Jews to “go back to the oven”?

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January 06, 2009

Hi, I’m Senator Al Franken – and if You Don’t Like Me, You’re a $%&! Jerk

Over at FSM today:

Anyhoo, I'm just about to sign the contract for my next big gig: Senator from the great state of Minnesota! Getting rid of – I mean, defeating Norm Coleman wasn't easy. First, I had to actually campaign. It was really tough answering questions at events where only one person showed up. Boy, I feel sorry for that guy – just imagine the pressure he was under! And some people may tell you I'm a bully and have a foul mouth, but I'm here to say that's simply not true. I just don't like (bleep) conservatives – especially those who come to my events and who work for talk radio hosts who are more successful and better looking than me.

Read it all here.

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December 30, 2008

Caroline Kennedy’s Treatment Sexist? Hardly.

Over at FSM today:

Of course, Roff is correct that Kennedy meets the bare bones requirements. And naturally, Paterson may select anyone he likes to replace Hillary Clinton in the event her nomination as Secretary of State is approved. Yes, Roff does touch on the idea that political dynasties are anathema for many Americans, but he’s missing the main point: it wasn’t sexism that Palin was up against, but elitism. The sexist comments about her motherhood being a barrier to doing a good job as vice president were just a sideline, permitted because she didn’t make the grade as far as elitists were concerned. Remember, Hillary Clinton also had to face some sexist blowback, but that was only after liberals and the lapdog media had decided that Barack Obama was their man.

Read it all here. And yes, I had Caroline Kennedy on the brain this week...

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December 18, 2008

If the Shoe Fits...

This is my latest for FSM:

The glee with which so many Americans have savored this insult to President Bush is, frankly, nauseating. Regardless of your opinion of the man, he is our president, our Commander-in-Chief. Watching the television coverage on CNN – believe me, I had no choice – I noted that my companions were not upset about it all, and were parroting the “biggest insult in the Middle East” line conveniently fed to them. So I asked them how the same news would be received had it been Obama behind the podium instead of Bush.

Read it all here.

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December 12, 2008

Media Suddenly Discovers Obama’s Case of SCS – Shady Crony Syndrome

Finally! But don't get too excited yet:

Whoever said politics isn’t any fun hasn’t been paying attention to Chicago, also known as “The Windy City,” “Hog Butcher for the World,” “The City that Works” and, more recently, “The Biggest Political Cess Pit West of Washington D.C.”

The story itself doesn’t offer any analysis or depth to the information – it’s simply a laundry list of shady characters whom Obama has known and worked with for the last couple of decades. But the AP has seen fit to impart information that somehow didn’t make the grade during the two-year long presidential run. I guess they were too busy writing stories about how much he and Michelle adore each other and what a great basketball player he is. In a similar vein, august news personalities Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose – four days before the election – admitted they knew little about Obama: his views on foreign policy, what books he’s read or who his heroes are. Who his heroes are? Now that’s funny!

Read it all here.

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December 10, 2008

Not Even Democrats Want to Touch Blagojevich with a 10-Foot Pole…Why?

I discuss the Blagojevich scandal over at FSM today:

When political scandals hit the fan, here’s how they are usually dealt with: Republican offenders are almost immediately vilified by the press and then hounded by their own party to step down either from their leadership position or their elected office – or both. Democrat offenders are given the benefit of the doubt by the press (at least in the beginning), and their fellow party members circle the wagons to protect them from criticism on the right.

However, the ever-expanding scandal of Democrat Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris being arrested on federal corruption charges doesn’t fit the usual Democrat “never say surrender” playbook. What gives?

Here's the whole thing.

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December 04, 2008

The Constitution and the Presidency – Why It Matters

Amidst all of the speculation about Barack Obama's birth certificate, it's a good idea to talk about why the framers created the "natural born citizen" requirement for our presidents.

I wrote about it for FSM today.

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October 28, 2008

Obama's Hope 'n Change Smells More like Socialism

My latest at FSM:

Barack Obama promises change. But can America afford the change he’s promising?

Joe the Plumber’s question to Obama about taxes, to which Obama answered “when you spread the wealth around it’s good for everybody,” just scratched the surface of the candidate’s plans. A Chicago radio interview of Obama in 2001 has surfaced and it paints a detailed picture of Obama’s guiding political philosophy.

Read it all here.

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October 22, 2008

Will the World Heed New Messiah’s Message? Passing the Global ‘Test’

My latest at Family Security Matters:

I thought that if we elected Barack Obama that the world would love us. British singer Joss Stone (who?) wants Obama to win because “he’s more loving…McCain – he seems angry, he seems like an angry man.” The Germans love him. (They also love David Hasselhoff’s singing ) Obama himself promised, “We will change this country. We will change the world.”

Read it all here.

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October 15, 2008

Obama – ‘Spread the Wealth Around’ Reveals Socialist Plan for America

I interviewed Joe Wurzelbacher, the plumber who spoke with Obama on the campagin trail in Ohio about Obama's tax policies for small business. Read my interview with Joe at FamilySecurityMatters.org here.

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October 10, 2008

My Interview with John Murtagh

I interviewed John Murtagh, whose family was targeted by the Weather Underground in 1970. William Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, were the head of this notorious domestic terror group and are "friendly" with Barack Obama.

My interview with Mr. Murtagh is at Family Security Matters.

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October 06, 2008

Movie Review – ‘An American Carol’

I saw An American Carol over the weekend and my review is up over at FSM:

"Why should I celebrate a country that's caused oppression and terror all over the world?"

These are the words of Michael Malone, the fictitious director lampooned in An American Carol, which opened up this past weekend, coming in (as of this writing) seventh overall at the box office for the weekend. With a number of big-name stars and some surprising cameo appearances, it's an enjoyable afternoon or evening out at the movies geared toward pride in country harbored by more Americans than one would think based on the usual cinematic offerings from Tinseltown.

If you've seen Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, you know what kind of film you're in for - full of the slapstick, corny jokes and foul-mouthed kids that comic film veteran director David Zucker is well-known for. And if that kind of humor isn't your cup of tea, you may want to pass this up. But bear in mind, there's a lot more to An American Carol than first meets the eye. The movie borrows heavily from the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, but brings to it not only the patriotic flavor that has largely been missing from Hollywood fare since the 1960s, but also straight talk about the dangers posed by radical Islam that many Americans either don't wish to face or believe are blown out of proportion by those trying to sound the alarm - as if 9/11 wasn't alarm enough.

Read the whole thing here.


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September 24, 2008

Chris Dodd in Action - Too Little, Too Late

My latest over at FSM:

Connecticut’s “other” senator was among the first to begin bashing the Bush administration for its $700 billion bailout proposition. "It would do nothing, in my view, to let a single family save a home. It would do nothing to stop a CEO from dumping billion dollars of toxic assets on the back of American taxpayers," Dodd said.

Forgive me for being just a wee bit cynical. Dodd was the top recipient of campaign donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the last ten years – to the tune of nearly $134, 000. Plus, where was he when the Bush administration proposed a new agency to oversee Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in 2003? Had it passed,

The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios.

John McCain tried to spearhead reform too, back in 2006. Where was Dodd?

Read it all here.

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September 17, 2008

Did Obama Violate the Logan Act During His Iraq Visit?

My latest at FSM:

Nothing in Article One, which covers the duties of Congress (both House and Senate), says anything about senators engaging foreign policy unbidden by the president - even those running for president. And somehow I doubt President Bush called him up and asked him to take over Condoleezza Rice's job for a day.

But my plebian education may be impeding my interpretation of both Obama's denial and the Constitution. See, I didn't go to Columbia or Harvard - like Sarah Palin, I graduated from a state university, so I may not be educated enough to figure it out. I do still have all my teeth, however, so that's one thing going for me.

Read it all here.

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September 05, 2008

Solid Performance by McCain

My review of the senator's acceptance speech last night, posted to FSM:

Always strong on national security, he reminded Americans that al Qaeda remains a threat; Iran is not only a major sponsor of worldwide terror but is also seeking nuclear weapons; and Russia, rich with oil wealth, has a corrupt government and seems determined to exert its influence on unwilling neighbors like Georgia. And, as one would expect, he highlighted his initially unpopular support for a surge in Iraq that has proven successful. Invoking Bush and Reagan, he said, “I know how the world works. I know the good and the evil in it.”

Read it all here.

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September 04, 2008

Sarah Palin Flexes her Political Muscle at the Republican Convention

Stayed up late watching Sarah Palin's speech and writing about it for FSM:

As she did in Dayton, Palin introduced her family. While scandal-mongers were likely hoping she’d address the media-driven scandal created around her daughter’s pregnancy, she would only say, “From the inside, no family ever seems typical, and that’s how it is with us. Our family has the same ups and downs, the same challenges, and the same joys. Sometimes even the greatest joys bring challenge. And children with special needs inspire a very, very special love.”

Three cheers for her refusing to bend to the mainstream media’s agenda. It’s something that’s likely to infuriate them even more than the fact that they were caught with their pants down when McCain announced Palin as his VP pick.

Read it all here.

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August 21, 2008

Obama’s Poll Numbers Are ‘Slip Slidin’ Away’

My latest at FSM:

According to historic precedent, the stars favor Democrats this year as a sitting president’s approval ratings usually have a large impact on whether voters will pull the lever for the same party’s candidate. Currently, President Bush’s ratings are hovering around 30% - hardly anything to write home about. (Yet considering job approval ratings for the Democrat-led Congress are less than half that, Bush looks like he’s the head boy, beating out Nancy “Save the Earth” Pelosi and Harry “Oil Makes Us Sick” Reid.) Still, precedent is precedent. Until 2008.

It’s shocking when you consider that Obama has received just about the biggest media build-up in the history of our nation. And with so many well-informed Hollywood celebrities unafraid to show their backing of The One™, the public was sure to follow suit. I mean, if we aren’t afraid to imitate Jennifer Aniston’s hair, surely we aren’t afraid to imitate her politics.

Read it all here.

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July 29, 2008

Obama's Rainbow Tour...Shades of Evita

My latest over at Family Security Matters:

But how did Obama’s world tour go over with Americans? Were they convinced that Obama was merely on an extended fact-finding tour in order to bolster his foreign policy credentials? According to a Fox Opinion Dynamic poll, 47% believed that this was a campaign event, while only 19% thought it was a fact-finding mission. (25% thought the trip was a little of both.) And as for the big bounce this tour should have had, the race between Obama and John McCain remains in a statistical dead heat in most polls. Considering historic trends, this election should have been in the bag for Democrats. That McCain, who has had much less media coverage than Obama, is nipping at his heels is not a harbinger of great things to come in November.

Read it all here.

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July 16, 2008

Wanted: Candidate for President; Whiners Need Not Apply

My latest effort at FSM:

As Michelle Malkin pointed out on her blog the other day, Obama is hardly alone when it comes to being the subject of tasteless satire. And considering the examples she provides, the cover of the New Yorker is small potatoes. Can you imagine if President Bush protested every time he was mocked in print? Heck, he wouldn't have the time to brush his teeth, let alone tend to the needs of the nation.

Read it all here.

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July 03, 2008

Thoughts on the Fourth of July

My current article over at Family Security Matters has a Fourth of July theme:

Should we forget the flag, Mom and apple pie and behave more like the "citizens of the world" the Left so desperately want us to be? "UN über alles" could be our new international anthem, and we could fly UN flags from our homes instead of Old Glory. Just look to Coca-Cola as an inspiration: in response to boycotts against its products in the Middle East, the company has proclaimed that it is not an American company but an international company. If that's the case, I think they should move their corporate headquarters from Atlanta to Brussels, where they might feel more at home.

You can read the whole thing here.

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June 27, 2008

Get Off Your Duff, America: Drill Here, Drill Now

My latest at Family Security Matters:

The villain in all of this, of course, is the oil industry. Their enormous profits have become a target by certain politicians and a windfall tax is being proposed on oil profits. Yet the federal tax on a gallon of gas is about twice what the profit the oil companies collect. And bear in mind that an industry that has an enormous output will of course have proportionally large profits. But don't tell that inconvenient truth to those politicians who never met a tax they didn't like. So when can we start taxing the windfall tax? After all, it's the oil companies who do all the exploration, extraction, refining and transportation. The government collects a fee for doing zip.

Read it all here.

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June 23, 2008

Judgment to Lead21st Century Challenges: Is Obama the One?

My latest over at Family Security Matters:

Now to be fair, public speaking is difficult even when you have notes in front of you. But when it comes to answering challenging questions, is Obama's off-the-teleprompter stumbling what we want to put in front of the likes of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - who is so clear and emphatic in what he says about wanting to destroy both America and our key ally in the Middle East, Israel? The stammering above was in response to a simple question to which he should have had a well-rehearsed answer in his front pocket. What will Obama's response be when Ahmadinejad says, "I'm building my nuclear arsenal and to hell with you, Twinkle Toes"? Will Obama say, "I...well...the United States believes...um...yaknow...we have a history of....I can tell you...there ought to be...um...ahah...ultimately...I mean, really? Do you ...um...eh eh...really mean that?"

Full article here.

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May 02, 2008

Supreme Court Photo ID Ruling Sparks Silly, Sanctimonious Debate

My latest effort over at Family Security Matters:

If photo ID is such a burden to society, why aren’t these folks complaining about the everyday need for such a document as listed above? (It sure would save me time when out shopping if I don’t have to dig my license out of my wallet every time I want to write a check.) If you don’t have a license or other photo ID, are you not being disenfranchised every time you go out to run an errand?

Read it all here.

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April 20, 2008

Carter's Middle East Pilgrimage: A Cause for Concern?

This article actually posted Friday to Family Security Matters, but I was nowhere near a computer and so could not post a link. Here's an excerpt:

And regardless of whether Hamas can be treated with or not, it’s no longer Carter’s call to make, as he left office nearly 30 years ago (in a landslide defeat by Ronald Reagan, if memory serves). It’s the sitting president who maps America’s foreign policy and designates surrogates to carry it out. By taking it upon himself to visit with the head of a group that’s been officially designated as a terrorist organization, Carter not only thumbs his nose at President Bush but grants Hamas legitimacy in the eyes of the world – including our other enemies in the region. Additionally, he’s doing what he can to make President Bush an international laughingstock.

I don’t feel very ashamed after all.

Full article here.

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April 10, 2008

Benedict Arnold, Meet Jimmy Carter

My latest at Family Security Matters:

It’s bad enough that Carter could, conceivably, be considered the worst president of the 20th Century. Does he have to be the worst ex-president as well? Richard Nixon earned the grudging respect of his critics in his post-presidential years. Carter would have done well to take a page out of his book.

But the die has been cast. Not only could Carter be considered an anti-Semite and coddler of terrorists, but his post-presidential years are chock full of slaps in the face to American foreign policy and America in general. Behold the wonder:

Read it all here.

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April 04, 2008

Newsflash: Hanoi Jane's Voting for Obama

Over at FSM today:

Some of you may have thought that Fonda, the feminist’s feminist, the one who blithely spouted the “C” word on live television back in February, would back Hillary Clinton, one of her sisters in the fight against the sexist patriarchy that forms the backbone of America. But feminism is only one of the more recent incarnations of a woman whose film career includes the diametrically opposed Barbarella and 9 to 5. Fonda’s real social roots go back to the Vietnam War and her highly publicized trip to Hanoi to give moral support to the North Vietnamese and Cambodian Communists. And so her endorsement of Obama, the anti-war candidate, isn’t really much of a surprise.

Link to full text here.

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March 13, 2008

What I Did on my Vacation: Nothing -- By Nancy Pelosi

My latest at Family Security Matters today:

Back when she was installed as the first woman Speaker, Nancy Pelosi could do no wrong. Just over a year later, buyer’s remorse seems to be setting in. Specific criticism of Madame Speaker seems muted, however, perhaps because one wouldn’t want to sound sexist by talking smack about the first female House Speaker in American history. Such an image must be constantly buffed to keep that nasty tarnish away.

But that’s okay; since I’m also a woman, I’m not going to worry about being labeled as a sexist. Just think of me as one of the gals at the kaffee klatsch, not some mean ol’ guy who wants to beat up on a woman in charge.

Read it all here.

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March 07, 2008

Bombing of Times Square: Military Target an Afterthought

My latest at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

Consider the dearth of good news articles coming out of Iraq (and Afghanistan). Back before the surge was implemented a year ago, you couldn’t get away from articles about the violence in Iraq and the ghoulish accounting for the death of each and every soldier. Articles about schools being built, wells being dug, and other accomplishments by our soldiers for the betterment of the lives of Iraqis were practically ignored. And now that the surge has proven to be highly successful in the year since its inception, all’s quiet on the Iraqi front. Now the news is all about the economy and how we’re about to have our second Great Depression. After all, the media has to have something negative to harp on in an election year.

Read it all here.

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February 29, 2008

Barack Obama: Looking Beyond Hope and Change

My latest at Family Security Matters:

“Hope and change” are keywords in many of Obama’s speeches. His style of speechmaking has been likened to that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who surely knew how to use passion to get his important points across. But what kind of “hope and change” does Obama promise? If you listen to one of his campaign speeches, you’d be hard pressed to find out. All Americans should be spending more time researching the candidates and the issues than a cursory glance at the latest headlines and network news briefs as we head toward a critical election in November.

Read it all here.

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February 08, 2008

John McCain at CPAC

Wow, I'm so tired...not getting enough sleep. I'm attending CPAC in Washington D.C., where thousands of people are converging to discuss the issues with some of the biggest names in conservatism.

The president will speak in an hour, but I won't be there...I'm not actually staying at the hotel where CPAC is being held, and so I'd have to have gotten up at an ungodly hour to get in line for the security check and metal detectors at 5. I'm sorry to miss it, but I'd be an absolute mess if I attempted it, and I'm sure the line is practically out the door. So I'll content myself with the fact that I saw Dick Cheney speak yesterday.

I also saw John McCain speak, and wrote about his national security stance for Family Security Matters this morning. A completely unrelated article was supposed to run on Pajamas Media today, but apprently was bumped because of Mitt Romney's unexpected exit speech yesterday (which I heard but didn't see; we couldn't make it into the main ballroom and ended up in a spillover room with a large TV...and I was behind a pillar and couldn't even see the TV). So perhaps my PJ article will run tomorrow; I don't know.

In any case, I'm off for more excitement today. And my diet is totally off the rails; I'll try to pick up the pieces today, but don't bet the farm. I'll have another update later this weekend.

Oh, and Mark Steyn? Brilliant and witty speaker. I recommend him!

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January 31, 2008

Say What? Military Near Top of the 'Prestigious' Career Heap

My latest at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Duty, honor and country refer to the giving of yourself for something greater than you are. You may earn a few medals on the way – but in the end, joining the military and, in the event that you become an officer, leading your uniformed legions into battle in defense of your country and its ideals, putting yourself in harm’s way – means a lot more to most Americans than how many Oscars or Pulitzer prizes are collecting dust on your mantel.

Read it all here.

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January 25, 2008

Tacky T-Shirt takes Moral Equivalency to New Heights

My article at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

Yesterday, I saw an image on the Internet that I would never have imagined in my wildest dreams. Considering all of the shocking images available on the Internet that claim may sound specious, but trust me on this one.

T-shirt merchant Boomerang, located in Holland, has created a shirt with a picture of Anne Frank wearing a kaffiyeh called “Banned Frank.” I’m not sure what the intention was and since I can’t read Dutch, I can’t even figure out if a majority of commenters on the web page approve or disapprove (except this one looks like a thumbs-up: “Gezien de reacties hieronder; goed werk.”).

Read it all here.

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January 18, 2008

It's the Policies, Stupid!

A preview of my latest offering at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

Yet what about our responsibility as citizens and voters? Sure we can watch quick clips on the alphabet networks’ evening news to see what this or that candidate said on the stump as we wait for the new season of American Idol to start. We can also glance at the newspaper headlines in the convenience store while waiting in line to buy that magical lottery ticket. Don’t act surprised; this is how many people get their news and thus form opinions upon the most crucial issues of the day. Think about it: since the surge in Iraq has been so successful, its place on the front page has been replaced with news of a worsening economy. Accordingly, the economy has taken the forefront for many voters as they prepare to vote in both primaries and the general election.

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January 10, 2008

When Ideology and Science Collide: Iraq Casualty Study Debunked

Over at FamilySecurityMatters.org today:

In their all-consuming desire to make President Bush look bad and, at that time, in an effort to “dethrone” him, ideology trumped up as science may well have put the lives of American troops and civilians working to rebuild Iraq in greater jeopardy.

Read it all here.

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January 08, 2008

The Ice Queen Melteth

My take on Hillary's crocodile tears over at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Why is a woman who claims to be tough on the issues suddenly breaking down during a public campaign appearance? True, she was surrounded by women, not men, and perhaps she felt “safe” in shedding a few tears in that environment. But as president, if she’s elected, she won’t have the luxury of being surrounded by other women who will be sympathetic to her need to cry. She’ll be dealing with tough and often unscrupulous men (think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez, for starters) who do not have time for tears and would interpret them as weakness. We cannot afford to have a weak occupant in the White House. Remember Jimmy Carter? The stakes are even higher now.

Read it all here.

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January 03, 2008

Disrespecting the Military: The Proud Moonbat Tradition Continues

My latest at FamilySecurityMatters.org:

Back in the ‘60s, college students and hippies (often interchangeable) despised the military and the Vietnam War because, frankly, they didn’t want to be drafted and go through the horrors of war and possibly die. Today, even though young men have to sign up for selective service upon reaching the age of 18, there is no draft. Our military is strictly voluntary, and standards are so high that not even all who volunteer are accepted. So you might think that anti-military bias would have gone the way of the dodo – but you’d be wrong.

The whole thing is here.

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December 28, 2007

Top 6 National Security Bloopers of 2007

The top news of the day, of course, is about Benazir Bhutto today...as it should be. My first words after hearing about her assassination yesterday were, "The fat's in the fire now!" The next few days will be crucial ones in a situation where things have the potential to get very ugly indeed. All eyes are on Pakistan.

Still, my weekly article (written before this news broke) is running as scheduled over at FamilySecurityMatters.org and in it, I talk about what I think are the top national security bloopers of 2007. Here's a snippet:


Why is the media having a fit that the CIA, whose every move is supposed to be cloaked in secrecy, is trying to keep its interrogation tactics a secret from the enemy? This makes even less sense when you think about how many MSM outlets were outraged about the “outing” of (non-covert) agent Valerie Plame. The CIA’s decision to destroy interrogation tapes of high-value al Qaeda captives makes sense in a time of war: you don’t tell your opponents your battle plans; nor do you tell them anything else that might give them an advantage. Besides, as Cliff Kincaid pointed out, the whole thing was blown out of proportion by a press salivating at the chance to place the White House in a cover-up scandal not seen since the days of Watergate.

Read it all here.

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December 20, 2007

Harry Reid: Our Knight in Dingy Armor

My column about His Dinginess over at Family Security Matters:

One might be tempted to feel sorry for Reid. After all, the poor guy’s been “obstructed” by the Republicans who, as the minority party, aren’t being good boys and girls and allowing the big kids to take over the playground. But it wasn’t too long ago that the Democrats were in the minority, and obstruction was the word of the day. Reid seems to have forgotten one of the cardinal rules in Congress: stop the other party from getting their legislation through. It was okay when he was one of the Huns at the castle gate, but now that he’s sitting in the throne room, he doesn’t enjoy the sound of the battering ram.

Click here for the whole thing.

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December 13, 2007

Waterboarding: 'Surfing' For the Truth

My article about waterboarding should get the usual knickers in a twist:

Lest we forget, Saddam Hussein was one of the pioneers in the art of modern torture. His minions indulged in the quaint practices of cutting out tongues with razors, tossing dissidents into plastic shredders, public beheadings and the infamous rape rooms. Yet we were wrong to depose him because Iraq was, er, “more stable” under his brutal rule, right?

But let’s get back to waterboarding. As the confirmation hearings for Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general loomed back in October, Democrats and some Republicans indicated that unless he denounced “waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques” they would oppose him. (Despite his refusal to “categorically” define waterboarding as toture, Mukasey was confirmed by a 53-40 vote.)

The entire read is here.

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December 10, 2007

My Interview with Rep. Sue Myrick

Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) is the founder of the House Anti-Terrorism/Jihad Caucus. I had the opportunity to talk to her on the phone last week, and the transcript and audio of that conversation are both over at Family Security Matters. Click here.

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December 06, 2007

Code Pink's Fun-Filled Pakistan Adventure

My column over at Family Security Matters today:

Let me get this straight: For decades now, not only has Medea Benjamin not only been embarrassed to be an American, but she has actively participated in events that one might term seditious, or even treasonous. Suddenly, when faced with a situation where her civil rights and her personal safety really were at stake, she reminds us that she didn’t come to serious harm because she has the protection of being a U.S. citizen and – gasp – imagine the horrors the citizens of the other country must be experiencing!

Read it all here...

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November 29, 2007

Once More, With Feeling: Pop Culture and the Presidency

My article at FSM today:

But seriously, when Americans begin to salivate over a candidate only after an overpaid, out of touch entertainer living in a ritzy Malibu cocoon makes “The Announcement” as to whom she is backing, it’s time to discuss priorities. That’s not to say that the glitterati shouldn’t have an opinion on presidential candidates. Most everyone has an opinion, including you, me and the mailman, and those opinions will come into play when we all head to the polls next November. But when I want an educated opinion about who will do the best job in steering this country through murky waters infested with illegal aliens, Islamist terrorists and serious financial issues, the last person I plan on turning to is one whose claim to fame is singing “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and “I’m the Greatest Star.”

Read it all here.

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November 21, 2007

Top Five Reasons to Be Thankful This Year

My weekly FSM column a day early:

We cannot go back and undo history. The history of man worldwide is littered with tales of conquest and war, and America is no different in that regard. What does make us different is that we try to learn from our mistakes and move forward. Was there slavery? Yes – and we abolished that during the long and bloody Civil War. (Ask your friendly neighborhood liberal what he thinks about the slavery that goes on in parts of the Middle East and Africa to this day.) Were American Indians routed from their lands? Yes – that happened too. (Don’t forget, they did fight back!) But continuing to cry over spilled milk and, even worse, making children feel guilty for anticipating their holiday feast with family and friends is despicable.

Be sure to read the rest here.

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November 09, 2007

Deck the Halls with Bombs and Shrapnel

Over at FSM today:

Targeting malls at Christmastime makes sense, of course, if you’re a terrorist – malls and other retail centers will be packed to the gills with shoppers during the month of December. And while I wouldn’t recommend becoming a recluse as a result of the news, as the old saying goes: forewarned is forearmed. Unless, of course, “forearmed” is now considered a non-PC term due to its vague reference to arms/weapons, thus making the use of it one of those “zero tolerance” issues we hear so much about. If you know for sure please send me an e-mail, as I don’t wish to be offensive. (Oh, darn it, I’ve already crossed the line by saying “Christmas” instead of “holiday.” Sixty lashes with a wet noodle for me.)

Read it all here!

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November 07, 2007

Tonight on Family Feud: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens? Survey Said…

My article over at Family Security Matters today. Here's an excerpt:

Newsflash to Washington insiders: a majority of Americans are not in favor of illegal aliens being in their country, much less receiving privileges and entitlement programs being handed out like cocktails at a party at the Kennedy compound. If you’d bother to get out of Washington a little more often and talk to the folks “down here,” you might know that. Our displeasure about the “amnesty” bill over the summer and the recent Dream Act proposal were not mere quirks, but it’s how we really feel. We don’t work hard and pay our taxes just so millions of interlopers with extended palms can reap the benefits of “privileges” they didn’t earn.

Be sure to read it all here.

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October 25, 2007

Looking for 'Love' in All the Wrong Places

Over at Family Security Matters today:

One of Winston Churchill’s most famous quotes has been bandied about quite a bit lately: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Unfortunately, not enough people seem to be paying attention to the wit and wisdom of one of the greatest leaders in modern history. Just as a schoolyard bully will continue to terrorize his smaller victims who give up their lunch money rather than fight, so will the mujahideen continue to plan and plot violent action against those whose responses are reactionary rather than proactive.

Read it all here.

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October 22, 2007

A Deadly Disease Makes an Unwelcome Comeback

Something I wrote about for Family Security Matters today:

Part of the reason for screening potential immigrants to America is not only to bar the criminals and shiftless benefit seekers, but to keep out people with serious diseases. Many of us, when learning about Ellis Island, heard of the “cruelty” of Ellis Island health officials who turned away immigrants who had spent all their money crossing the Atlantic simply because they may have had a weird rash or runny nose. With medical technology being what it is today, obviously no one would be turned away for a simple case of eczema. But if illegal aliens with diseases like TB are streaming over the border, there is no way to know about it until it’s too late.

Read it all here.

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October 18, 2007

Treason Looks Pretty in Pink

My article at Family Security Matters today:

During the last week of December 2004, Medea Benjamin announced that Code Pink, Global Exchange, and Families for Peace would be donating a combined $600,000 in medical supplies and cash to the families of the terrorist insurgents who were fighting American troops in Fallujah, Iraq. In an article dated January 1, 2005, the online publication Peace and Resistance reported that Rep. Henry Waxman had written a letter addressed to the American ambassador in Amman, Jordan to help facilitate the transport of this aid through Customs.

So the group that provided supplies and cash to the families of terrorists calls Marine recruitment officers traitors? Psychiatrists call that “projection.”

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October 15, 2007

Which Came First: Global Warming or Al Gore?

Over at Family Security Matters today:

But let’s not let facts get into the way of the story of a local boy making good. Since losing his bid for the White House in 2000, Al Gore has taken a page out of Madonna’s book and reinvented himself: going from being a bitter politician wallowing in the agony of defeat and cheese-drenched nachos to a being new-age champion of rising sea levels and cheese-drenched nachos. He’s become a Hollywood darling, rubbing elbows with the likes of lightweight actor Leonardo DiCaprio (whose own global warming documentary was a spectacular failure) and foul-mouthed rapper Ludacris, who performed at this summer’s Live Earth (which was also a worldwide ratings flop).

Read it all.

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October 11, 2007

Taking a Leak on Homeland Security

My article at Family Security Matters today.

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October 03, 2007

Senate Liberals 'Rush' To Judgment

I wrote about the controversy over at Family Security Matters today.

You may be wondering where the Senate comes into all of this. My goodness, where do I begin? One would expect senators to hold back from involving themselves in petty public disputes that have nothing to do with passing legislation on national security, the economy and so on. They’re statesmen who are supposed to comport themselves with the dignity lent by the office they hold. Yet a number of liberal senators jumped into the maelstrom created by Media Matters with as much enthusiasm as Homer Simpson at an all-you-can-eat buffet:

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September 28, 2007

Dancing With the Dictators

Sorry posting has been so spotty this week...it's been pretty much the worst week at this job since I started nearly a year ago as far as obnoxious assignments that take far too long and have far too many problems to fix. Things should slow down a bit next week. (I haven't posted at Newsbusters now since the first week of September! I'd better get something up there soon or they'll think I've dropped off the face of the earth.)

In any case, please enjoy my current article at Family Security Matters:

Something else has reached dizzying heights popularity-wise these days, and that’s reality television shows. With young couples showcasing their appalling parenting skills so that a snooty British nanny can tell them off, along with spoiled rotten rich kids whose parents put on sweet 16 parties to rival housewarmings planned by Alva Vanderbilt, I think the time is right for a brand-new reality show: “Dancing With the Dictators.” I tell you, it’s a match made in heaven. Remember those old candy commercials where the guy eating the chocolate bar and the guy eating peanut butter from the jar would bump into each other, get mad, but then try the new combination and smirk with joy? Yeah, that’s how I envision “Dancing With the Dictators”: two vile tastes that taste vile together. Wasn’t that the slogan?

Read it all here.

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September 21, 2007

Lee and Mahmoud...

My latest article at Family Security Matters:

His request “was denied for reasons of security and safety.” Why wasn’t it denied on the grounds of common decency? A spokesman for the National Security Council in the White House made the understatement of the year when he said, "It seems odd that the president of a country that is a state sponsor of terror would visit ground zero." It also seems odd that the same president would be welcome at the U.N., an organization that is supposedly in existence to foster peace and harmony throughout the world. But who am I kidding? This is the same U.N. that once welcomed Cuba onto its Human Rights Council and made Saddam Hussein’s coffers spill over during a period of sanctions against Iraq, thanks to its highly corrupt Oil for Food program.

This is yet another reason why we should consider not only withdrawing our membership from the U.N., but kicking them out of New York and letting some other sap of a country host them. Not only would NYC no longer have to worry about millions of dollars’ worth of unpaid parking fines, but we as a nation wouldn’t have to babysit a bunch of people who make no bones about how much they despise the United States. Plus, think of how much money we’ll save by not having to pay membership dues! (Don’t worry; Democrats will think of new ways to spend it. A penny saved is a penny spent.)

Be sure to read the whole thing.

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September 18, 2007

Another Take on GOE III at

I've written more about the Gathering of Eagles III over at FamilySecurityMatters.org today.

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September 13, 2007

Good News for America Means Bad News for Democrats

My weekly column at FamilySecurityMatters.org deals with the attempt by Democrats and their minions to humiliate General David Petraeus and discredit him before he had a chance to speak:

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said it best back in July. If the report by Petraeus were to be positive, Clyburn admitted it would be “a real big problem for us.” He’s not talking about Americans…he’s talking about the Democrat Party, who took back the House and Senate in the 2006 midterm elections on an anti-war ticket, and still they have yet to accomplish what MoveOn.org and their ilk “paid” them to do. (According to MoveOn.org, “we bought it, we own it, and we’re going to take it back.” It, of course, is the Democrat Party.)

Why is it that Democrats would rather invest in the defeat of our military, thus the defeat of our country, than do what we can to achieve the objective of getting Iraq to the point where it can fend for itself? The answer, sadly, is politics and power. Oh, and winning Miss Congeniality in the U.N.’s upcoming “Miss Nation” contest. Everyone wants to be liked, right?

Read it all here.

RELATED: It turns out the NYT gave MoveOn.org a substantial discount on their "General Betray Us" ad, while charging FreedomsWatch.org "significantly more" for an ad of the same size that ran a day later. To quote Allahpundit, "never underestimate the Times."

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September 06, 2007

Better Late Than Never, Katie Couric

My latest over at Family Security Matters:

Believe me; it’s tempting to suggest that Couric’s trip is a desperate attempt to revive her show’s stagnant ratings. But even if that’s true, we must give credit where it’s due. For journalists traveling to Iraq, there is always an inherent risk involved, even though they are provided with the best security available. And when a journalist with Couric’s well-documented liberal credentials (and cushy, high-profile job) not only risks her safety by traveling to a war-torn city but actually admits that things are going better than hoped – well, yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

Read the whole thing here.

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August 30, 2007

Sanctuary Cities: Flipping the Bird to Federal Law and American Citizens

My FamilySecurityMatters.Org column this week. Here's an excerpt:

The idea that coming and going across the border as you please is a “right” is also being bandied about. Kirsten Powers, a Democrat political analyst who is a regular guest on Fox News, recently claimed on “The O’Reilly Factor” that it is indeed a “human right.” This assertion is patently ridiculous. As a sovereign nation, the U.S. has the right to decide who may share in, and contribute to, our collective experience. Like a home, there is a front door. Immigrants who seek entrance must knock, and our laws determine which knocks are answered.

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August 23, 2007

Staying Informed -- Making a Difference

That's the title of my Family Security Matters piece this week. A smidgen:

What would Jefferson, or any other of those brilliant men who created our country out of whole cloth, think of a citizenry that meanders blithely on with more thought for pop culture than the serious issues of the day? What would they think of our education system, which concentrates its efforts on multicultural pursuits that divide, not unite, and devalues the contributions of a bunch of “dead white men,” preferring to focus on the missteps of our people rather than our triumphs? What would they think of their heirs, today’s politicians, who put party politics before national security and other important matters?

Read the whole thing here!

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August 09, 2007

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

That's the title of my weekly piece at Family Security Matters today. Here's an excerpt:

So yes, with things going so well at home, it’s easy to become irritated at the constant barrage of news from the Middle East. The cry resonates: “Pull the troops out!” Sure, pull them out. If the aftermath of a precipitous pullout is worse than that of Vietnam, it won’t be our problem...or will it? I hear it all the time: “We need to take care of our own people before we worry about the rest of the world.” Ah, but the rest of the world isn’t concerned with waiting for us to declare that we’re finally ready to face them. Osama bin Laden took full advantage of our desire to keep the status quo. Unfortunately, we seem to be ready to go back to that warm, comfy place we inhabited before being shocked beyond all belief on 9/11.

Read it all here.

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August 02, 2007

How To Defame America for Fun and Profit -- Hollywood Style

My column today over at Family Security Matters.

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July 27, 2007

Cindy Sheehan's One-Ring Political Circus

She's baaack...and serious political discourse takes a huge step backward. I talk about Cindy and her campaign to unseat Nancy Pelosi over at Family Security Matters today.


Cindy's caravan of bloviation has arrived in New York City. Since I no longer work there, I am missing all of the fun. But Kesher Talk is on it with video and still photo coverage.

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July 19, 2007

Our Media: Playing Lip Service to Our Troops

My Family Security Matters column today.

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July 06, 2007

Red Fridays!

If you've never heard of Red Fridays (no, it's not a Communist plot, heh!), then click here for my "tutorial" on the subject over at Family Security Matters. (Hint: supporting our troops!)

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July 05, 2007

The Many Faces of Islamic Jihad

That's the title of my weekly Family Security Matters article, up today. Here's a preview:

Two incidents, thousands of miles away from each other, show that Islamists are not people to be reasoned with. It doesn’t matter where they come from; it doesn’t matter what material possessions they have or how impressive their career paths were to date. It doesn’t even matter so much who they kill, as long as they strike panic into the hearts of all those whom they decide are their enemies.

You can read the entire piece here.

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June 28, 2007

Flash! Bush Actually Worse than Hitler!

That's the title of my FamilySecurityMatters.org column today.

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June 21, 2007

Appeasement is Always a Mistake

My FamilySecurityMatters.org article today.

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June 14, 2007

Thank God for Paris Hilton

My regular column at Family Security Matters this week extolls the virtues of the nonstop coverage of Paris Hilton's incarceration. Yes folks, there is a silver lining.

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June 13, 2007

Responding to Linda Chavez

I've written an extra article for Family Security Matters this week, and it's in response to Linda Chavez blaming racism for the backlash against illegal immigration. You can read it here.

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May 31, 2007

Saying Goodbye to Cindy Sheehan

While I'm not sorry to see the hind end of the "peace mom," there are a few lessons to be learned from Cindy. I write about them over at FamilySecurityMatters.org today.

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May 24, 2007

Jimmy Carter: Still Just a Goober

Check out my comments about the man whose photo is next to the word "malaise" in the dictionary, over at FamilySecurityMatters.org today.

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May 17, 2007

Holding Women to Lower Standards

My Family Security Matters article today.

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May 03, 2007

In Their Own Words

My interview with soldiers from the 610th Brigade Support Battalion is up at Family Security Matters today. Please head on over to check it out!

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April 26, 2007

Harry Reid Should Step Down

If Rosie O'Donnell can step down as co-host of The View, why can't Harry Reid step down as Senate Majority Leader? I talk about good ol' Harry and all of his pals over at Family Security Matters today.

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April 12, 2007

Comparing Heroes to Zeroes

Guns and who uses them and why...it's an important distinction to make.

A gun is a tool. And depending upon whose hands a gun is in, it can be a force for good or a force for evil. To imply that anyone who wields a gun is automatically on the side of evil is the kind of moral equivalence we have come to expect from many on the left today. For example, most of us would feel more reassured to see a gun in the hands of a professional law enforcement officer than your common, garden variety street thug. Yet there are those who feel threatened, even endangered, by such a sight.

Read more of what I have to say about this in my FamilySecurityMatters.org article today.

UPDATE: In the piece, I include a quote that was in the Denver Post from a Calvin Freehling, who the article says is a Vietnam veteran. This morning, I received an e-mail from VeriSEAL, a group dedicated to providing "independent, no-cost verification of Special Operations Forces personnel backgrounds to SEC associates, clients and law enforcement." The e-mail said, in part:

Please be aware that in response to the Denver Post article by Joe Bunch, a preliminary military records search found no record of a Calvin Freehling having served in any branch of the armed forces. This search was done in response to Mr. Freehling's comments which you have reflected in your excellent piece. Upon finding no record of military service for Mr. Freehling, a formal records request has been made to the the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis.

Mr. Bunch ignored our observations, though he was all too eager to accept the preposterous comments of a likely military imposter.

I've informed FSM, and hope they'll include a footnote. The quote seemed odd to me, and I hesitated before including it...I should have known better.

UPDATE II: FSM has removed the reference to Freehling!

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