The Green Helmet guy identified as PR guy/civil worker. The AP says he is a civil defense worker, not a mortician. Click on the video below and you will see the PR part. It is sick and disturbing though. Be warned.
Let me make a few observations here that I haven't seen elsewhere. Although what this man is doing is unforgivable, using dead children in such a way, we must remember after all, they are still dead children. Something we mustn't gloss over in our attempt to show this PR campaign. Aren't the images taken without direction enough though?
I try to understand this. I can see how one would want the world to see this tragedy. I can understand why he would want the images shot. But you just don't use the dead like that. You just don't.
There is one negative that I have read about George Bush that I completely agree with. I don't think he fully understands the different mentality that exists in the Middle East. Not only are they use to death on a daily basis (enough to be able to carelessly pick up a dead child's face for a better angle for the camera. Can you imagine such at thing here?) but they don't have a clear idea of what living in true peace means. We telling them about Democracy is like explaining to someone what chocolate tastes like. Impossible really. One has to actually taste it to understand. Which is how it will have to be in the Middle East. They will have to experience years of Democracy before they truly understand how wonderful it is. Oppressed is a skin not easily shed.
Liberals seem to think that we on the right imagine that everything is going well in Iraq. We do not. We only pray things go well in Iraq. We know that there is a perilous experiment happening there now. A bloody birth. It's awful. And we are aware that it could fail. The difference between the left and and the right is that we don't want it to.
This life they live in the Middle East has to change. We cannot live in a global economy, and in a world where technology has made us all neighbors, with one side living in the 21st century and the other side living in the middle ages. We just can't. We tried. I think America tried to ignore them for far too long. They cannot be ignored any longer.
Only time will tell if anything we did will make a difference for our children. Many people I talk to say we will never change the barbaric ways of the Middle East. They say we should leave them to kill each other as they have done for ages. But the radical ones made the big mistake of killing some of us. There is simply no going back.
We could leave, as the left wishes us to, but it won't change the faces of dead children there. They will still be blown up in bombs, whether it be in Iraq or Lebanon, or Israel. The dust of the land will still run red.
This is an effort that we should all be behind. Even if we disagree. But I fear we don't have the stomach or will for it. If we leave the beast of hate that attacked us on 9-11, he will wait patiently again to attack us.
Update: More proof of photo staging.
UPDATEII: The green helmet guy is injured:
"Two rescue workers, including the chief of the Lebanese Red Cross in Tyre, Salam Daher, were wounded by shrapnel during raids near the hospital where they had been rushing to help extinguish the fire, police said." via LGF
Saturday, August 12, 2006
The Green Helmet guy identified as PR guy/civil worker. The AP says he is a civil defense worker, not a mortician. Click on the video below and you will see the PR part. It is sick and disturbing though. Be warned.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:44 AM
Friday, August 11, 2006
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert endorsed an emerging Mideast cease-fire deal late Friday, after a day of dramatic day brinksmanship including a threat to expand the ground war in Lebanon.
The agreement calls for the deployment of 30,000 Lebanese and U.N. troops along the
Israel-Lebanon border. It falls short of some of Israel's demands, including a strong mandate for the U.N. forces to take on Hezbollah guerrillas.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:47 PM
Oh Man. via Ace
"BRITISH police claim to have found a "martyrdom video" in which one of the 24 British Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to destroy up to a dozen passenger aircraft sets out his reasons for joining the planned suicide attack.
British officials said the damning evidence had been found in the home of one of the suspects, who include a 23-year-old biochemistry student and a Heathrow security guard with an all-areas access pass.
The guard was in his airport uniform when he was arrested and led away in handcuffs.
The suspects are mostly of Pakistani origin but two are white converts to Islam. Abdul Waheed, 21, changed his name from Don Stewart-Whyte six months ago after growing up as the son of a Conservative Party official. "
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:44 PM
(TV5) -- Around 1:00am August 11th three men purchased cell phones from the Wal-Mart store on M-81 near the corner of M-24 in Caro. Wal-Mart places a limit on the number of cell phones that can be purchased at once, that number is three. The three men allegedly bought 80 by purchasing them three at time so that an alert wouldn't be triggered by the cash register. They also paid cash.
An alert clerk grew suspicious and called Tuscola County central dispatch. The Caro Police Department sent a unit and stopped the rented van on M-81 just east of Caro. The suspects were headed towards Bad Axe on M-81 where there is another Super Wal-Mart.
The three men were described as being of Pakistani descent but live in Texas. Police say the three, ages 19, 22, and 23 appear to be naturalized citizens. One man was driving while the other two were in the back opening the phone packages with box cutters throwing the phones in one box, batteries in another and the packaging and phone charger in another container. The suspects had 1000 other cell phones in the van. There was also a bag of receipts showing that someone was in Wisconsin the day before.
via LindaSOG from the Cotillion e-mail
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:29 PM
Remember in the recent post regarding Cynthia McKinney's loss and the Jewish slurs her black panthers group hurled at a Jewish Fox News producer? ( We will miss her just for the comic effect) In one of those ironic moments you can't just make up, I discover at Disturbingly Yellow that the anti-war song that Cynthia was so passionately singing along with in her concession speech is sung by Pink, who is....you guessed it...Jewish.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:35 AM
The WSJ sums it up:
"British antiterrorism chief Peter Clarke said at a news conference that the plot was foiled because "a large number of people" had been under surveillance, with police monitoring "spending, travel and communications."
Let's emphasize that again: The plot was foiled because a large number of people were under surveillance concerning their spending, travel and communications. Which leads us to wonder if Scotland Yard would have succeeded if the ACLU or the New York Times had first learned the details of such surveillance programs.
How do the Democrats respond to our near miss? With relief? With maybe (God forbid) appreciation?...... of course not:
"Ted Kennedy chimed in that "it is clear that our misguided policies are making America more hated in the world and making the war on terrorism harder to win." Mr. Kennedy somehow overlooked that the foiled plan was nearly identical to the "Bojinka" plot led by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to blow up airliners over the Pacific Ocean in 1995. Did the Clinton Administration's "misguided policies" invite that plot? And if the Iraq war is a diversion and provocation, just what policies would Senators Reid and Kennedy have us "focus" on?
Surveillance? Hmmm. Democrats and their media allies screamed bloody murder last year when it was leaked that the government was monitoring some communications outside the context of a law known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. FISA wasn't designed for, nor does it forbid, the timely exploitation of what are often anonymous phone numbers, and the calls monitored had at least one overseas connection. But Mr. Reid labeled such surveillance "illegal" and an "NSA domestic spying program." Other Democrats are still saying they will censure, or even impeach, Mr. Bush over the FISA program if they win control of Congress."
The important ending:
"As the time since 9/11 has passed, many of America's elites have begun to portray U.S. government policies as a greater threat than the terrorists themselves. George Soros and others have said this explicitly, and their political allies in Congress and the media have staged a relentless campaign against the very practices that saved innocent lives this week. We doubt that many Americans who will soon board an airplane agree."
And this, my friends, is why the Democrats have no business being in control while we fight this war on terror.
For God's sake, tell your friends.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:18 AM
Allah has put together all you need to know about the most recent terror plot:
The Guardian has this:
"When the jets were in midair over American cities, they planned to combine the explosives and detonate them using an electric charge from an iPod, the security services believe. [British Airways] flights were among the targets. US officials said the bombers had been seeking to hit New York, Washington, San Francisco, Boston and Los Angeles. Other airlines targeted were thought to be United, American and Continental."
the Independent says different:
"The suicide bombers allegedly intended to carry out three “phased” attacks on nine or 10 jets over a period of several months. The plan, it is understood, was to blow up the aircraft over the sea so that investigators would be unable to discover how the explosive - possibly a peroxide-based liquid explosive - was taken through the airport security without being detected."
the Blotter says the Brits had a man on the inside:
"They had an undercover operative deep inside the group of at least 30 terrorists who had developed a simple, effective and potentially devastating plan to close the world’s busiest airport, Heathrow, by carrying on small but deadly bombs concealed in sports drink containers and detonated by the flash of a disposable camera, intelligence and law enforcement officials told ABC News…
When the arrests were made Thursday morning, the plotters had reached the point of identifying airlines and routes, but had not yet picked flight numbers. An arrest in Pakistan two days ago prompted authorities to begin to their round-up of suspects."
Allah snarks a bit about the NSA implications of this:
"In the two or three days before the arrests, the cell was going operational, and authorities were pressed into action. MI5 and Scotland Yard agents tracked the plotters from the ground, while a knowledgeable American official says U.S. intelligence provided London authorities with intercepts of the group’s communications."
Take that, you "our civil liberties are being eroded" crowd. It's called National Security.
This is chilling:
"A British government source said an intercepted message from Pakistan telling the bombers to “go now” had triggered the arrests."
Allah goes on to ponder this:
"Curious. As is the claim of a senior Pakistani official, who told the Times of London that at least three of the people arrested were linked to AQ. As is the report in the Blotter that “two of those arrested in London came [to Pakistan] in the last few months for explosives training with known al Qaeda commanders.”
Allah also has a partial list of the suspects and their ages.
Allah also links to the TimesOnline article that has this stunning observation:
"Michael Chertoff, the US Homeland Security Secretary, said that the British plot was “getting really quite close to the execution stage”. For British and American crisis planners, the date August 22 looms large. This year it corresponds in the Islamic calendar to the day in 1427 which Muslims commemorate as when Muhammad took flight on the winged horse Buraq to the “furthest mosque”, usually assumed to be Jerusalem. Bernard Lewis, an expert on the Middle East, writes: “This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world.”
President Ahmadinejad of Iran has cited August 22 as the date on which he will give his final answer on nuclear development. The suggestion that the foiled British plot involved blowing up aircraft over towns and cities corresponds with a longstanding ambition held by al-Qaeda."
Good God. I think we might have dodged not just a bullet, but a firing squad.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:08 AM
Thursday, August 10, 2006
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman set out on his go-it-alone re-election campaign Thursday and seized on the terror arrests in Britain to argue that his Democratic opponent, Ned Lamont, does not fully understand the danger facing the nation.
He seized on the terror plot in Britain to criticize Lamont's opposition to the war in Iraq.
''I'm worried that too many people, both in politics and out, don't appreciate the seriousness of the threat to American security and the evil of the enemy that faces us -- more evil or as evil as Nazism and probably more dangerous than the Soviet communists we fought during the long Cold War,'' Lieberman said.
''If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do, get out by a date certain, it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again.''There is no doubt in my mind that Lieberman will win. Bets anyone?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:19 PM
Ok, I'm paraphrasing. Did you catch the anti-semitic slurs hurled at a Jewish Fox News producer after the Cynthia McKinney loss by her gang of black panthers? Geeze. I just love how one of them is saying "I'll pray for you" as the one beside her is slurring him. Next thing ya know she will be referring to New York as "Hymie town."
Hot Air has it here.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 1:01 PM
I'm just going to link good posts on this:
JunkYardBlog reminds us of a very similar plot.
Good short summary.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:14 AM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
that I was completely wrong about the fake photo scandal not being put out there for the general public to see. Hot Air, LGF, and Ace are on the news shows and still blogging about many other photos. At the very least we can praise our guys for making sure that in the future the MSM guys will be checking their photos very closely. And that is a win for truth and for all of us. (Even the one's on the left whose only response to this seems to have been, "but does it change the story???")
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:32 PM
I heard Charles Rangel the other day on the news pretty much comparing our military to the henchmen that controlled the prisons under Saddam. He said that Gitmo was no different. I see this attitude among many on the left. They feel our military, and now Israel's military, as really no different than those we fight.
Time magazine has an excellent article on Hizballah. I think that two photos tell the story though. The first is here. These little boys are members of al-Mahdi scouts. They cannot be more than 10 or 11 yrs old. These scouts train as future leaders in Hizballah. They pledge their commitment to martydom. Notice the hand salute. The picture is chilling.
Click enter to the first photo of the series. A scout leader teaches survival skills to the youth. As you can see in the photo there is a Star of David made of stones on the ground so that anyone entering the tent has to step on it.
I would like to say to Mr. Rangel that his comments are offensive to me as the daughter of a man who not only served in the armed forces, but attained much of his integrity, honor, and character there. He was a man on the road to nowhere and the army changed his life. Our military does not teach hate. It does not denigrate someone else's faith from the time you are a little boy. It teaches a person not to sacrifice for one's own self, but to sacrifice for others, so that they may be free. Most importantly, It teaches to fight against tyranny, not to fight to achieve it.
Mr. Rangel may not see the difference, but I certainly do.
Looking at the faces of those little boys we see the faces of those who will grow up wanting to kill Jews and Americans if given the chance. To me the war in Iraq and the war going on in Israel and Lebanon is all about removing from power those that teach little boys to raise their hands in a Nazi like salutes and to hate those who are different from themselves.
How can so many here in this country be against Israel in this? I understand the concern for civilians. Certainly. But I don't see the left wanting Israel to fight this enemy at all. I don't understand it. It is an enemy that makes their dreaded "religious right" here in this country look like pot smoking Harley riders. Do they not see the radical Muslim as a threat at all? Was 9-11 nothing? Did it teach them nothing?
It would be easy to walk away from all this. To welcome our boys home, pat ourselves on the back for creating a Democracy in the Middle East and keep our fingers crossed that it sticks. But then I look at the faces of those little boys and the countless others like them caught in the web of terrorism dressed up in a "holy war." I look into the eyes of women like the ones in the 8th of the photo essay. I can't look into their faces because they are covered head to toe in a burka that hides their lives. An oppressive place that I can't even imagine being in as a woman. I think to myself that there must be a different future here. There has to be.
All my life I have heard liberals say that we must "effect change." Why is it that in the most oppressive part of the world they have no interest in affecting change at all? Especially when not changing will lead us back to the kind of thinking that brought us 9-11.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:45 PM
Jeff at PW did such a good job at fisking this that I had to just swipe his whole post:
From Michael Moore’s website, “It’s All About Who You Sleep With ... a Cautionary Note from Michael Moore”:
...by painting you in blackface or calling you a Zionist toady. You hearing us, Jewlovers?
Let the resounding defeat of Senator Joe Lieberman send a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who supported the invasion of Iraq and who continues to support, in any way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war. Make no mistake about it: We, the majority of Americans, want this war ended—and we will actively work to defeat each and every one of you who does not support an immediate end to this war.
Sorry, but that’s just how the “moderates” roll!
Nearly every Democrat set to run for president in 2008 is responsible for this war. They voted for it or they supported it. That single, stupid decision has cost us 2,592 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. Lieberman and Company made a colossal mistake—and we are going to make sure they pay for that mistake. Payback time started last night.
I realize that there are those like Kerry and Edwards who have now changed their position and are strongly anti-war. Perhaps that switch will be enough for some to support them. For others, like me—while I’m glad they’ve seen the light—their massive error in judgment is, sadly, proof that they are not fit for the job. They sided with Bush, and for that, they may never enter the promised land.
You see, one must must be pure to withstand the purge. The rest of you are on the list.
Sorry, but that’s just the “moderate” way...
To Hillary, our first best hope for a woman to become president, I cannot for the life of me figure out why you continue to support Bush and his war. I’m sure someone has advised you that a woman can’t be elected unless she proves she can kick ass just as crazy as any man. I’m here to tell you that you will never make it through the Democratic primaries unless you start now by strongly opposing the war. It is your only hope. You and Joe have been Bush’s biggest Democratic supporters of the war. Last night’s voter revolt took place just a few miles from your home in Chappaqua. Did you hear the noise? Can you read the writing on the wall?
Uh, we can’t really forgive Kerry and Edwards. But we’re willing to forgive you if you take the proper stance. Because we could really use a chick as a candidate in ‘08.
To show how enlightened we are. And of course, “moderate.” So you see, you’re useful. NOW DO AS WE SAY OR PAYBACK WILL BE SWIFT AND SEVERE!
To every Democratic Senator and Congressman who continues to back Bush’s War, allow me to inform you that your days in elective office are now numbered. Myself and tens of millions of citizens are going to work hard to actively remove you from any position of power.
If you don’t believe us, give Joe a call.
But do it now, please. Because by November he’ll probably be back in the driver’s seat. Whereas Mike will be wading in a kiddie pool filled with custard and chocolate sprinkles.
Though the custard will be of the low fat variety. Because that’s just the “moderate” way.
(via conservative voice; h/t tpeters)
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:03 PM
Who else? Keith Olbermann.
Countdown with Keith Olbermann
MSNBC Friday, July 28, 2006 July 28, 2006
Letters to the Editor
Dear Mr. Olbermann,
We are deeply dismayed by your ongoing use of the Nazi "Sieg Heil" salute, both on your program and in public appearances -- including the recent Television Critics Association press tour -- while holding up a mask of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly.
While we understand that your aim is to entertain your audience by taking pot shots at Mr. O'Reilly, your repeated use of the Nazi salute has resulted in many complaints from our constituents, including Holocaust survivors and their families who find the use of this gesture offensive and repugnant in any context.
The Nazi salute is more than just a remnant of history, but serves as a calling card for modern-day neo-Nazis and white supremacists. We believe that the use of gestures and imagery associated with the Nazis – even in jest – only serves to trivialize the Holocaust and denigrate the memory of the six million Jews and others who died as a result of Hitler's Final Solution.
As a respected and well-known media personality, your actions have consequences and can set a standard for others to emulate. We are especially concerned that young people viewing your program might take their cues from your free use of the "Sieg Heil" salute.
In light of these concerns, we hope that you will reconsider your use of the Nazi salute in the future.
The Anti-Defamation League
I've said it before and I will say it again. Using the Nazi and Holocaust reference lightly just diminishes the horror we need to teach our children of the history of true hate. And that goes for all sides of political debate.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:42 AM
Last week Ron Rubin wrote an article at The Jewish Press called "Why Lieberman will lose" and he was right on the money of why he did in fact lose. The last two paragraphs say it all:
"Politically, it would have been far less costly for Lieberman to join the guilt-ridden “illegitimacy of military power” wing of his party. But to overlook the brutality of hate-filled fanatics would be to betray his bedrock religious principles and expose this country and the Middle East to an even more likely terrorist threat.
The conclusion to be drawn from Lieberman’s pending defeat is that his party’s self-styled “progressive” human-rights base is ideologically bankrupt when it comes to fighting the most bigoted enemy of our time."
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:22 AM
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The video below is a ITB Graduation Speech by LTC Randolph C. White Jr. As Blackfive says it will be the best 12 minutes and 11 seconds you will spend online.
Here is the text.
Here is my favorite part: (forgive the caps, that is how it was typed) (emphasis mine)
THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST ARE NOT NECESSARILY ON CAMPUS OR IN THE CORPORATE BOARDROOM RIGHT NOW. THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST ARE YOU MEN! …YOU OUT THERE ON THE PARADE FIELD. DON'T EVER THINK THAT THE KIDS RUNNING AROUND ON SOME COLLEGE CAMPUSES PROTESTING AND WHINING HAVE ANYTHING ON YOU. YOU ARE PRIVILEGED TO HAVE THE ONE ADVANTAGE THAT ALL COVET... YOU WILL KNOW MANY OF LIFES TRUTHS – YOU'LL KNOW ABOUT THE GOINGS ON IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, DJIBOUTI, THE PHILIPPINES, THE BALKANS AND MANY OTHER PLACES. YOU WON'T HAVE TO GUESS OR BASE AN OPINION ON SOME BESPECTACLED SO CALLED EXPERT, OR HOLLYWOOD “PROFESSIONAL PRETENDER” WHO DEFINES DANGER AS CROSSING THE STREET, LEAVING CAMPUS, OR HAVING A DECAF LATTE INSTEAD OF A REGULAR. YOUR HEAD WILL NOT BE FILLED WITH THE EMPTY THEORY OF THE OLD PATHETIC SLACKERS WHO TEACH ON MANY CAMPUSES... THE ONES WHO RAN TO CANADA, OR HID OUT IN EUROPE, WHILE MANY OF THE VETS WITH US HERE TODAY PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE IN A PLACE CALLED VIETNAM. THE SNIDE ARROGANT CROWD WHO SPEND THE DAY BLAMING AMERICA FOR EVERY WRONG IN THE WORLD BEFORE GOING HOME TO SLEEP AT NIGHT UNDER THE BLANKET OF FREEDOM PROVIDED BY BETTER MEN! ...BETTER MEN SUCH AS YOU STANDING ON THE GRADUATION FIELD.
YOU'LL SEE THE SMILES OF IRAQI'S HAVING THE CHANCE TO VOTE, OR TO MAKE A SIMPLE CHOICE, OF AFGHANI CHILDREN RECEIVING 21 ST CENTURY MEDICAL CARE OR GOING TO SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES. YOU'LL SEE MORE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS THAN MANY WILL IN A LIFETIME, AND BECAUSE OF THIS YOU WILL KNOW SOME OF LIFE'S HARD TRUTHS AND SOME OF ITS PUREST DEVOTIONS. YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO GUESS.
I FOR ONE WILL NEVER...EVER... APOLOGIZE FOR BEING AN AMERICAN AND DON'T YOU EVER FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO. WE'RE NOT PERFECT BUT I CAN THINK OF NO PLACE BETTER. WE DIDN'T BECOME THE GREAT COUNTRY THAT WE ARE BY ACCIDENT....WE EARNED IT! ---- AND WHILE WE WERE AT IT--- WE KEPT AND CONTINUE TO KEEP A LARGE PORTION OF THE WORLD FREE. AMERICAN BLOOD AND SACRIFICE IS THE INDISPUTABLE PART OF THE WORLD EQUATION. MORE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD ARE TRYING TO COME TO OUR SHORES THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY. WE REMAIN THE BEACON OF HOPE FOR MANY, AND GOD WILLING IT WILL ALWAYS BE SO. WE'RE NUMBER 1...DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR IT – BE DAMN PROUD OF IT!
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:49 PM
Jon Stewart shows us "the other Iraq." He makes fun, but nice to hear about all the same.
Reader Joe Wierzbicki sent this video and has this to say:
"The 3 Iraqi provinces that make up Iraqi Kurdistan have built a peaceful democracy modeled after Western nations. Not one single Coalition soldier has been killed in Iraqi Kurdistan. No westerners have been kidnapped. And just this past week, Iraqi Kurdistan's regional government passed a new investment law designed to encourage investment by Americans in the region - as they seek to embrace free markets and economic growth. It's all part of Iraqi Kurdistan's effort to reach out to Americans and other westerners as part of their "The Other Iraq" campaign.
So what does someone like Stewart do when confronted with such progress - well, there isn't much else to do but poke fun at the success being made by the Iraqi Kurds. Stewart's schtick is funny, and his humor will bring a smile to your face. But the even bigger smile should come from the recognition that at least part of Iraq is moving forward with the potential for a very bright and promising future. Watch the 1 minute and 35 second clip here:"
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:22 PM
We finally get to see the mysterious Ace, all 10 seconds of him discussing the fake photos scandal.
Charles Johnson of little Green Footballs was on Dayside. (video .wmv) I love Charles and all the hard work he does for the journalists who end up using his stories, but he needs some nice shirts. Ya'll hit the tip jar for him or something...;-)
Michelle has a good roundup on her vent today.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 2:10 PM
when a well known liberal and former counsel to President Clinton Lanny Davis discusses with concern the hate filled left. Here he is on the anti-war lefties running the Ned Lamont campaign:
"My brief and unhappy experience with the hate and vitriol of bloggers on the liberal side of the aisle comes from the last several months I spent campaigning for a longtime friend, Joe Lieberman.
This kind of scary hatred,"
"A friend of mine just returned from Connecticut, where he had spoken on several occasions on behalf of Joe Lieberman. He happens to be a liberal antiwar Democrat, just as I am. He is also a lawyer. He told me that within a day of a Lamont event--where he asked the candidate some critical questions--some of his clients were blitzed with emails attacking him and threatening boycotts of their products if they did not drop him as their attorney. He has actually decided not to return to Connecticut for the primary today; he is fearful for his physical safety."
If Lamont wins it will be a win for the worst of the Democratic party.
Update: I wanted to add something Michelle quoted of Mark Levin that I think perfectly illustrates a point I was trying to make in the comments:
"And while Davis correctly condemns the poison flowing from his own side, this is a serious problem for the Left, not the Right. Our nuts are on the fringes; his nuts run the DNC, their PACs, and their think-tanks."
I could not have said it better.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:03 AM
Monday, August 07, 2006
this and prayed that someone somewhere near Cindy Sheehan will get her the therapy she needs. I do not mean that in a sarcastic way. I mean that sincerely. Everyone here knows that I have great sympathy for this woman. But it is clear to me that she is drowning in her grief to the point where reality is no longer an option she chooses.
Put aside all the "heart" thing. Put aside her "fast." She has made a home where the President lives. (and will live permanently when he is no longer President) Does no one else find this beyond weird? She has left her whole family behind. Divorced. And now purchased land with Casey's insurance money to live next to the President.
This is not a well person.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:27 PM
“Lying b**** . . . shrew . . . Machiavellian . . . evil, power-mad witch . . . the ultimate self-serving politician.”
Yeah. Can you believe this horrible namecalling!!? I would be all over my party for resorting to such language, but...hey, it ain't my party.
I know what you many of you will say. Obviously Hillary won't get the Democratic nomination. WRONG. She will.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:40 AM
Sunday, August 06, 2006
at Qana and elsewhere for the past 10 yrs??
He may be identified as this guy:
"Mark MacKinnon of The Globe and Mail reported from nearby Tyre, Lebanon on July 26, describing the many difficulties caused by the rising death toll in that city. "Abu Shadi, the mortician at the government hospital in the city, agrees. He's processed 100 bodies -- many of them grotesquely mangled and burned -- and on his pickup runs has been forced to leave behind many more that he can't recover from cars and destroyed buildings.[...]Based on these descriptions, it seems highly likely that Abu Shadi the mortician and Abu Shadi the green-helmeted "civil defense worker" are one and the same. And, in the double role, Abu Shadi was among the first to arrive, before the media did, with his refrigerated truck that in recent days had been carrying around corpses."
Well now, how convenient is that? It makes one wonder if he was dropping as many off as he was picking up?
P.S. I'm not back yet, but the photo stories buzzing around the net is just amazing.
Update: Check out this woman who keeps losing her home in the war. via MVRWC
Another debunked photo.
Update: Rueters has pulled all of Adnan Hajj's 920 photos. Allah has the full story and every update you can imagine. Including another proven doctored photo(the one with the fake "missles" you have been seeing.)
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:46 PM
that the general public will probably never hear about . I have been too busy having an actual life to blog, but this fake photo thing just boggles the mind. Who can we really trust here? Geeze. And what other photos have been doctored and sent out by the MSM as real?
Ace has more.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:45 PM