October 2005

31 Oct 2005 05:32 am

Howard Kurtz asks this question…….

What happened to the normal journalistic skepticism toward a single-minded special prosecutor, as was on display when Ken Starr was pursuing Bill Clinton?

Well, I think I can guess….

When Ken Starr was pursuing Clinton the media defended their own.

Kurtz also briefly covers the USA Today hit on Condoleezza Rice with the vile demonic photo shopped pic.

31 Oct 2005 04:54 am

In selecting Third Circuit judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. for the Supreme Court, President Bush has made a truly fantastic nomination which may eventually bring back Christmas.

From USNews.com we find……..

In 1997, Alito authored the majority opinion upholding a city’s right to stage a holiday display that included a Nativity scene and a menorah because the city also included secular symbols and a banner emphasizing the importance of diversity.

This is a brilliant pick. Thank you President Bush. Just try to filibuster Sen. Reid.
You will be revealed as a big Ebenezer Scrooge.

30 Oct 2005 08:48 am

Oh, this is rich. Reid wants President Bush to apologize for the actions of his aides in the CIA leak case. How pathetic. That the president should be compelled to apologize for aides who were trying to inform the uninformed and apparently still blindly uninformed media that Joseph Wilson was a damned liar who was trying to undercut support for the war is laughable.

I wonder. Have we ever heard an apology from Hillary Clinton for her blind ignorance that her husband was a serial lecher? (and that’s a kind way to put it because this blogger believes that she knew but didn’t care) That both she and he sicked their agents on women Clinton had pursued? Has she ever apologized to Billy Dale? Has she ever apologized to anyone?

Reid wants President Bush to pledge not to pardon anyone involved in the so-called outing of Valerie Plame. Sure. I am certain that President Bush will be glad to oblige Senator Harry Reid…….He will be glad to promise not to pardon anyone involved in protecting national security and the soldiers in Iraq on that cold day in hell when Reid finally finds an independent and cogent thought.

WASHINGTON (Oct. 30) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said Sunday that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should apologize for the actions of their aides in the CIA leak case.

Reid, D-Nev., also said Bush should pledge not to pardon any aides convicted as a result of the investigation into the disclosure of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity.

“There has not been an apology to the American people for this obvious problem in the White House,'’ Reid said. He said Bush and Cheney “should come clean with the American public.'’

Reid added, “This has gotten way out of hand, and the American people deserve better than this.'’

Cheney’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter'’ Libby, resigned Friday after he was indicted on five charges relating to statements he made to the FBI and a grand jury investigating the Plame leak.

Reid also said that Karl Rove, the president’ closest political adviser, should step down. Rove has not been charged with a crime.

The closest the indictment comes to Rove is its discussion of an unnamed senior White House official who talked to columnist Robert Novak about Plame and discussed the matter with Libby. That could describe Rove.

There is more…….

30 Oct 2005 06:17 am

The Anchoress called him daft. She is right.

Prince Charles to plead Islam’s cause to Bush

The Prince of Wales will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11.

The Prince, who leaves on Tuesday for an eight-day tour of the US, has voiced private concerns over America’s “confrontational” approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam’s strengths.

The Prince raised his concerns when he met senior Muslims in London in November 2001. The gathering took place just two months after the attacks on New York and Washington. “I find the language and rhetoric coming from America too confrontational,” the Prince said, according to one leader at the meeting.

It is understood that Prince Charles did not - and does not - believe that the actions of 19 hijackers should tarnish the reputation of hundreds of millions of law-abiding Muslims around the world.

Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Bar, was also at the meeting at St James’s Palace. “His criticism of America was a general one of the Americans not having the appreciation we have for Islam and its culture,” he said.

Mr Mahmood and other Muslims present stressed that Prince Charles did not go so far as to criticise the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. More recently, he has been careful not to express his views on Iraq.

The Prince also spoke of his sympathy for America after the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people. He said he wanted to promote better relations between the different religions of the world.

Those present at the meeting in 2001 included Sir Iqbal Sacrani, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, and Hashir Faruqi, the chief editor of Impact International, an Islamic affairs magazine.

There is more……

But my real question is…….

How does one wear a tiara over a burqa?

We all do want to be fashionable.

Maybe we should ask Robin Givhans. (hat tip: Betsy’s Page)

Or Princess Martha Louise.

Or this homecoming queen.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This article from sisu tells us what Saudi women really want.

30 Oct 2005 05:17 am

Here are Gateway Pundit’s updates on the rioting of Muslims in Paris.

CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France, (AFP) - A Paris suburb suffered a third night of arson and arrests sparked by the electrocution deaths of two teenagers, police said.

The violence on Saturday night was significantly less than on the two preceding nights, police added, but 13 youths were arrested and 20 cars torched.

Earlier Saturday an atmosphere of quiet rage hung over a peaceful procession of 500 people paying homage to the teenagers whose deaths sparked the rioting in the Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois.

“Let us show that despite our grief and our anger we know how to stay dignified,” said the Socialist mayor of Clichy-sous-Bois, Claude Dilain, outside the town hall before the march led by the dead boys’ families began at around 10:00 am amid a very light police presence.

Marchers observed several minutes’ silence and laid flowers a few metres from the spot where the boys Ziad, aged 17, and Banou, 15, died on Thursday when they scaled a wall of an electrical relay station while running away from police and fell against a transformer.

The local state prosecutor said that the boys had wrongly thought they were being chased by police.

According to a 21-year-old man who was with the two boys and survived the electrocution, “they ran because other young people were running. They thought they were being chased but they were not,” Francois Molins, public prosecutor for the Seine-Saint-Denis district, told a press conference.

An investigation by judicial and internal police authorities is underway.
The march passed off peacefully but there were angry expressions on the faces of some youngsters who believed the boys took refuge in the transformer to escape police.

29 Oct 2005 08:00 pm

Next Nominee May Well Spark a Climactic Battle

It’s just the New York Times expecting shock and awe from the thimblewits in the Senate. Oh there will be dirty politics and men sobbing into microphones but nuclear war? I strongly dislike the term nuclear option used in regards to ridding the SCOTUS nomination process of the dreaded filibuster but for the New York Times to employ a military allusion such as climactic battle to describe this process is downright silly.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 - When Harriet E. Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court, she may have taken with it the last chance to avoid a climactic confrontation over who will succeed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is retiring.

As he picks another nominee - Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit emerged as a leading candidate on Friday - President Bush faces redoubled pressures from both the left and the right.

His conservative supporters are more determined than ever to demand someone with a clear conservative record on abortion rights and other social issues; Senate Democrats are emboldened by the unraveling of the Miers nomination, the downturn in the president’s popularity and the indictment Friday of I. Lewis Libby Jr., a top White House official.

The handling of the next nominee is likely to be “tougher than hell,” Senator Arlen Specter, the
Pennsylvania Republican who is chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said in an interview Friday.

War is hell Senator Specter. Confirming judges is not. Get over yourself and buck up.

29 Oct 2005 07:28 pm

Gateway Pundit is all over this story.

Most of the residents in the rioting suburb are immigrants from Northern Africa. Clichy-sous-Bois, is a Paris suburb of just over 28,000 where 50 percent of the population is under 25 and one-quarter of the wage earners in each household have no job.French youth face riot police in the Paris suburb of Clichy, October 29, 2005.

Hundreds of French youths fought with police and set cars ablaze on Saturday in a second night of rioting which media said was triggered when two teenagers were electrocuted while fleeing police.

The teenagers were killed and a third seriously injured on Thursday night when they were electrocuted in an electricity sub station as they ran away from police investigating a break-in, media reported. (Reuters)

29 Oct 2005 04:13 pm

It’s our late, great, cat, Abigail back in the early nineties when we lived at Fort Drum, New York. She’s sitting in my wild garden.

28 Oct 2005 09:11 pm

Peapies Blog. She is a graphic designer who makes things out of felt.

28 Oct 2005 06:49 pm

Don Surber has the photo of Rip Van Winkle……or is it Sleeping Beauty?

Well, this person is definitely not awake.

Sleeping in public is just so passé.

Where are the sheets?

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