September 30, 2005

Chuck Baldwin wonders if the

Chuck Baldwin wonders if the sudden turn towards big government in the wake of Katrina is coming from the GOP or from Bush.
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One begins to wonder if

One begins to wonder if Harry Reid will face the same type of public lynching that Delay has over his own pork scandal. Reid apparently approved of a grant to some crooked preachers in Nevada. Of course he says he didn't know they were getting the money in the first place. Wow that sounds like the same thing Delay said! Something tells me that the media won't be all over this one though.
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(This is a Precision

(This is a Precision Guided Humor Assignment for The Alliance of Free Blogs)

BM (Biased Media) Report - Washington D.C.

100, wait...1,000,000 people gathered today in Washington D.C. in what they thought would be a peaceful anti-war demonstration. Events started out in typical fashion with Barbara Streisand as the demonstration's first speaker. Her primary focus was on global warming and how she had used it to dry her hair that morning before coming to the rally. Next up came Senator Ted Kennedy who stumbled while coming up the steps of the platform spilling out a small silver flask from his coat pocket. The senator stood in front of the microphone for a moment scanning the monumental record breaking crowd before covering up the mic and looking to one of his aides mouthing, "I thought you said this was an AA meeting." The senator quickly was ushered from the stage. Cindy Sheehan, having just signed a $10,000,000 contract to endorse Prozac, jumped on stage and grabbed the mic where she was promptly arrested for failing to obtain a permit to shove her loudspeaker up her @$$. The five pro-war demonstrators who gathered to protest the protest could not be heard jeering the record breaking 1,000,000 person crowd. As Sheehan was ushered from the stage by metro police, Michael Moore took the mic and congratulated everyone for allowing him to exploit the poor and the military to make millions of dollars for his upcoming quackumentary I Know What You Did Last Hurricane. As he finished his speech a roaring sound rose in the distance as an M1 tank began rolling through the crowd smashing hippies under its tracks. As the tank approached it vaulted a shot at Michael Moore blowing him up as well as the stage. The five pro-war demonstrators cheered gleefully at the carnage. After the onslaught was over and half a million hippies were crushed or blown to bits one survivor was asked why he didn't run when the tank came roaring through. He replied by stating, "FEMA should have been here! Where were they?!! Thousands of hippies are dead and it's all that horse judge...Brown's fault!!"

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September 29, 2005

Remember what I posted about

Remember what I posted about Eddie Compass's sudden resignation? Well, according to this ABC News article, the investigation is underway and so far it's not pretty. I do believe that, as I predicted, there will be more about this...much more...that will come out about the NOPD.
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This one goes out to

This one goes out to Renegade Blogger who says that rather than focusing on terrorists abroad we should look at, what he calls, the other terrorists in our own country. Who are they? Why corporate America of course. Oh and Renegade...may want to do some fact checking before you post nonsense. The National Labor Relations Board and established labor laws prevent H. Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart, from interfering with any attempt by his employees to unionize.
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In an outrageous ruling, U.S.

In an outrageous ruling, U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered the release of additional Abu Ghraib photos and videotapes. Who was behind this you may ask? Why the ACLU of course! The government didn't want these pictures and videos released because they are simply more of what everyone has seen and can be damaging to the American image. This is simply more fuel for the Sheehan's and Michael Moore's of the world and their far left agenda and promotes and encourages hatred of everything America stands for. O'Reilly predicted this decision would bring an end to the far left. I agree completely. We need to stand up and finally say enough is enough!!
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Michelle Malkin has a list

Michelle Malkin has a list of the democrats that voted no on Roberts's confirmation courtesy As you might have guessed, it's a who's who of whacked out lefties in the Senate:
Evan Bayh of Indiana Joseph Biden of Delaware Barbara Boxer of California Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York Jon Corzine of New Jersey Mark Dayton of Minnesota Dick Durbin of Illinois Dianne Feinstein of California Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts John Kerry of Massachusetts Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey Barbara Mikulski of Maryland Barack Obama of Illinois Harry Reid of Nevada Charles Schumer of New York Debbie Stabenow of Michigan Jack Reed of Rhode Island Tom Harkin of Iowa Daniel Inouye of Hawaii Paul Sarbanes of Maryland Maria Cantwell of Washington Daniel Akaka of Hawaii
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Capitol Junkie of The Rail

Capitol Junkie of The Rail thinks that the Delay indictment could have serious implications on the GOP. I would have to agree myself.
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SCOTUSblog reports that by a

SCOTUSblog reports that by a vote of 78-22 Roberts has been confirmed as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Related- List of Dems that Voted No

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Someone please wake me up.

Someone please wake me up. I must be dreaming. I can't, for the life of me, understand why Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, Trent Lott of Mississippi, Olympia J. Snow of Maine, Jon Kyl of Arizona, Craig Thomas of Wyoming, Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Bill Frist of Tennessee, Gordon H. Smith of Oregon, Jim Bunning of Kentucky and Michael D. Crapo of Idaho, all Republicans, agreed to give Blanco a pass when she refused to answer questions about Brown's criticism of her efforts in Louisiana. I must have stepped into the twilight zone! Essentially they're saying, "It doesn't matter what he says or what evidence he presents, Brown is our scapegoat-period!" This is an outrage.

h/t- Michelle Malkin

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The Discovery Institute offers an

The Discovery Institute offers an FAQ on what "intelligent design" actually is and how it is not rooted in creationism. Here's a snippet:
2. Is intelligent design theory the same as creationism? No. Intelligent design theory is simply an effort to empirically detect whether the “apparent design” in nature acknowledged by virtually all biologists is genuine design (the product of an intelligent cause) or is simply the product of an undirected process such as natural selection acting on random variations. Creationism is focused on defending a literal reading of the Genesis account, usually including the creation of the earth by the Biblical God a few thousand years ago. Unlike creationism, the scientific theory of intelligent design is agnostic regarding the source of design and has no commitment to defending Genesis, the Bible or any other sacred text.
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Dick McDonald has some great

Dick McDonald has some great thoughts on the ID/evolution debate. He points out that while scientists dispute ID as having no scientific basis they can't prove how the world was created.
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September 28, 2005

Governor George Pataki of New

Governor George Pataki of New York killed the proposed Freedom Center which would have been incorporated into the 9/11 memorial site at Ground Zero. This "freedom center" would have featured a walkthrough showing inspirations of freedom from across the world including China! Naturally there was an outrage over this as well there should be. Michelle Malkin covered the case very well on her blog as did Take Back the Memorial organization, which has been fighting for this for months now. It's good to see the governor standing up for what is right both for the people of New York and the people of the U.S.

h/t- Conservative Thinking

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Hannity has been noting the

Hannity has been noting the careless spending proposed in this $250 billion Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Economic Recovery Act. The act will propose such pork spending as:
  • Establishes a sugarcane disaster assistance program modeled on the FY 2003 program to compensategrowers for estimated losses of $165 million plus anticipated lower production in 2006 due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina
  • $11 million to implement the Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Compensation Program for the 11,000 head of cattle lost due to Hurricane Katrina
  • $10 million to the Secretary of Agriculture to be transferred in the form of a direct lump sum payment tothe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, of which $8 million is for financial assistance toaffected alligator farms and $2 million is for assessment, research and mitigation activities
The list goes on and on. This is an unprecedented amount of taxpayer dollars which would essentially be wasted on unnecessary projects and programs. I don't mean to sound cold-hearted here. I think we can all agree that Katrina was a horrible tragedy and that the area certainly needs a lot of financial assistance but this is getting ridiculous.
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As we all know, New

As we all know, New Orleans Police Commissioner Eddie Compass has resigned. Many have wondered why he would suddenly resign after becoming the media-darling there after the hurricane. Most have speculated that it was because he lost control of 249 officers there who simply vanished. I believe that the problem runs deeper than that. Many New Orleans officers were involved in the looting there in the city in the wake of the storm. I think that as time goes on, we'll see that there were more involved in that activity than may have been previously assumed. I think that Compass essentially lost control and it will be revealed that this media darling wasn't really much of a darling after all. Especially after records indicated that in 2004 and 2005 11 officers had been arrested for being involved in criminal activities including shoplifting, conspiracy, and even bank robbery. Seems like a trend to me. Keep your eyes peeled for the coming firestorm.

h/t- Michelle Malkin

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Gov. Blanco is going to

Gov. Blanco is going to appear in front of the congressional committee in the Brown questioning today. She's defending the charge that Brown made that she and Nagin waited too late to issue the mandatory evacuation. Brown claims that his biggest failing was not realizing how dysfunctional the local government in Louisiana was by Saturday. The mandatory evacuation of New Orleans was not ordered until Sunday morning according to the well documented timeline of events, which coincides with Brown's testimony.

According to an AP article today on

Blanco takes strong exception to a charge by Brown that she waited until the eve of the storm to order an evacuation of New Orleans. She says Brown's comment clearly demonstrates what she says is the "appalling degree" to which he's "out of touch with the truth or reality."
Well, the simple fact is that according to the timeline which was maintained daily during that period, Blanco and Nagin did,in fact, wait until the eve of the storm on Sunday to issue the mandatory evacuation of the city. It looks as though Blanco is the one out of touch with reality.

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September 27, 2005

According to this article in

According to this article in the Washington Post Bryan Rehm, a teacher at Dover High School and also one of the parents involved in the lawsuit, testified that he was pressured by the board not to teach "monkey-to-man evolution."' The article goes on to say that Allan Bonsell and other fellow board members dismissed the separation of church and state as myth. Essentially he's right: the separation of church and state was the result of one of the biggest misinterpretations of the Constitution in our history. The aftershock has been felt ever since and will continue to be felt for years to come until we take back our society from the insane liberals who seek to ensure that our kids are raised to be Godless cogs in the liberal machine. The left can't get their insane values passed into law through legislation so instead they rely on two factors, which I've said many times: 1. the court system to dictate law from the bench (aka common law) and 2. the public education system which will produce the liberals of the future.
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Yes, believe it or not,

Yes, believe it or not, God led Ashley Smith to give Brian Nichols the crystal meth she claims she gave him in her new book according to this interview in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.* We all remember her right? Her tale of how she kept a "level-head" when taken hostage by Brian Nichols who had been on the run in Atlanta after shooting down a judge and police officers. Now, I'm not one to question anyone's faith. She claims that she has completely turned her life around and if so that is wonderful, but I think its a bit of a stretch to say that "God led me to give Nichols drugs." Of course, I've had my suspicions about this case from the beginning. Things simply did not add up but that is all speculation. Aside from that Smith has released her new book Unlikely Angel and received over $70K in reward money. She's also been offered movie deals (of course) so essentially this drug head stands to make millions off of this tragedy. She has stated that she plans on donating some money to the Katrina relief effort. My how noble.

* To view the article you must be registered. You can use kos's info which was handed out on The Alliance blog. First name: kos, email:, password: dailykos. Wow the left is actually good for something for a change.

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Michael Brown appeared before a

Michael Brown appeared before a congressional committee to defend his credentials and response to Katrina. The hearing, at times, got very heated as congressmen gave Brown all he could stand. Several times he lashed out in response, which is natural after unfairly becoming the scapegoat of the Katrina disaster. He cited the fact that he has overseen and helped coordinate disaster response efforts to over 150 disasters, debunking the myth that seemed to spread that he was unqualified. He also noted that evacuating people is not FEMA's job and how he has taken the fall for the incompetencies of Nagin and Blanco. I felt from the beginning that he was the target of unfair criticism and that Nagin and Blanco got a pass on this one. I'd like to take a moment and quote from the FEMA official site on what they actually do:
Advising on building codes and flood plain management...teaching people how to get through a disaster...helping equip local and state emergency preparedness...coordinating the federal response to a disaster...making disaster assistance available to states, communities, businesses and emergency managers...supporting the nation's fire service...administering the national flood and crime insurance programs...the range of FEMA's activities is broad indeed. One way to look at what FEMA does is to think about the life cycle of disasters. Some of the functions involved are shown below. The disaster life cycle describes the process through which emergency managers prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond to them when they occur, help people and institutions recover from them, mitigate their effects, reduce the risk of loss, and prevent disasters such as fires from occurring.
Seems to me that based on this, Brown is right. He did as much as possible from his vantage point. He noted that he wasn't a "dictator" and couldn't force the local governments there to do anything. I don't think FEMA was prepared to handle cleaning up after a sloppy local evacuation plan and that Michael Brown has taken the fall for their stupidity. So what did "bazooka" Nagin have to say about this? According to the above CNN article:
"I don't know what he's referring to," Nagin said, adding that "obviously, Mr. Brown is maybe under a lot of pressure. I feel sorry for him."
But then this really a surprise?
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I've been doing some digging

I've been doing some digging on Judge Jones and what I've found has been a bit disturbing. For example, in the intelligent design case, Judge Jones would not allow the Foundation for Thought and Ethics to become co-defendants with the Dover School District on this issue. The FTE is the group behind the referenced textbook in the case, Of Pandas and People and have extensive knowledge of intelligent design. So why is this bad? Well, the FTE could have provided its own attorneys to help out in the defense along with those from the Thomas More Law Center. They also could have provided expert insight into intelligent design that may be overlooked. Meanwhile, the 8 families represented are getting assistance on this issue from who else...the ACLU which, as we all know, has mega bucks and power behind it thanks to the American taxpayer. So why didn't Judge Jones allow FTE to step in? Because their intervention in the case apparently "wasn't timely." I fear that this will be a no-brainer for Judge Jones. With little to back them up, Dover can probably look to lose this one big time.
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The York Daily Record has

The York Daily Record has some coverage on the ID court debate. The Pennsylvania ACLU Blog is also tracking the coverage of the trial. They have a link to Judge John E. Jones III's profile which is on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania website which also features info on the case including the docket and info on email alerts. There isn't much info on Judge Jones III but he was appointed by Bush in 2002 and assisted then governor Tom Ridge at one time in his career. Naturally the ACLU is yet again on the wrong side of the issue. More to come.
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September 26, 2005

Just ask this moron, Jeb

Just ask this moron, Jeb Eddy, who joined in with demonstrators on Saturday:

Apparently he thought he would create a stir with that little sign of his. There's only one problem...HE'S A DEMOCRAT! Crokspot over at Conservative Underground exposed this bit of fraudulent reporting via the SF Gate with a simple google search. Special thanks to Wizbang for helping to expose this moron.

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Jay over at Wizbang made

Jay over at Wizbang made this brilliant post yesterday regarding the terminology the left tries to throw around. Since we're not "anti-war" as they are then we must be "pro-war" which is a typical reaction from their twisted minds. In response Jay proposes we use the term pro-victory to describe our stance on the war in Iraq and the war on terror in general. The good folks over at A North American Patriot have created a button which can easily be added to any blog's sidebar. It looks like this and links back to Jay's post on Wizbang:

h/t- The Chronicles of the Knights Simplar

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While finger pointing Bush as

While finger pointing Bush as being responsible for the levee situation in New Orleans, the left is keeping quiet about environmentalist's attempts to interfere with levee buildups in the region. Not to worry though, Capitol Junkie has been tracking this since a few days after Katrina and offers some great analysis.
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The debate over Intelligent Design

The debate over Intelligent Design being taught in the public school sector has begun today in a Pennsylvania court. The Dover Area School District authorized the mentioning of intelligent design in its science curriculum which primarily focuses on the teaching of evolution. A group of eight families represented by Pepper Hamilton LLP attorney, Eric Rothschild, argue that the idea of intelligent design is based on religious concepts rather than science. The Dover School District representatives state that they merely mention briefly the concept of intelligent design and refer students to another textbook called Of Pandas and People for those students who wish to learn more. The case will be heard by U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III.

I plan on following this one closely over the next few days. This is simply another example of how the extreme left wants to shut out God from our society using the courts and the education system.

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Tad over at The Chronicles

Tad over at The Chronicles of the Knights Simplar, recommends 5 things to do today. The most important, I believe, is the first item he highlighted regarding contacting your congressman to support legislation which would allow for the creation of a citizen's border patrol. If the government won't protect our borders, we need to at least make sure that we can. Contact your congressmen at to support this initiative.
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The Alliance has the New

The Alliance has the New Blog Showcase up this week on Striving for Average. At my request, Everyman Chronicles is featured in the carnival. Thanks, folks.
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According to this article,

According to this article, Hillary Clinton has again flip-flopped on her abortion stance. She indicated that if Bush Supreme Court nominees overturned abortion, our government would become like a communist state:
"It would go in the direction that I saw in my travels, where, you know, in China they mandated you could only have one child. And in some places, like Romania during the Communist era, they mandated that you must have five children."
This woman is so far out of the mainstream that its ridiculous. She doesn't care about the people of this country. She changes her views as often as her husband changes his women. Why? Because she doesn't care about her opponents nor does she care for her constituents. She only cares about winning votes and she'll say anything to get them. If the political climate in our nation appears to be heading to the right, she'll moderate her views as she did on abortion earlier this year. If the climate starts drifting to the left, she'll change to conform. She has no values of her own and that is dangerous for the people of the U.S. since she has the potential to be in the White House in 2008.
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September 25, 2005

You can take a look

You can take a look here for last week's rankings. Not a lot has changed but the gophers manage to sneak in this week.

1. USC
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. LSU
5. Virginia Tech
6. Florida State
7. Georgia
8. Michigan State
9. Wisconsin
10. Minnesota

1. USC Well many will argue that they showed a chink in the armor against Oregon this week and in reality they did. They should have easily handled the Ducks from the opening snap as they did Arkansas. Their depth proved too much for the Ducks in the end. USC will have some tough games coming up against Cal and Notre Dame and if they play early the way they played against the Ducks, they may not be able to capitalize on depth in the end. Next week's game against Arizona State won't be a walk in the park either but they should handle them.

2. Texas Texas did not play Saturday. Their next game will be against Missouri next week. It should be an easy victory for the Longhorns.

3. Florida They played a poor team in Kentucky and handled them easily. They'll have a big challenge ahead of them next week as they go to Tuscaloosa to play the Tide. Both teams are undefeated and have a lot to prove. This will be Leak's first test against a top caliber defense.

4. LSU They were supposed to play Saturday against Tennessee but the game was postponed until Monday. I'm going to incorporate their performance against Tennessee into next week's rankings since I do my top 10 on Sundays. They'll have a tough game ahead of them. The Vols lost to Florida, a team they probably feel they should have beaten. Now they'll have to play a tough LSU squad. It should be the type of marquee matchup we've come to expect from the SEC.

5. Virginia Tech I think its safe to say that they've proven the critics wrong after their manhandling of Georgia Tech Saturday. Of course many argue that Ball, the Jackets QB, was sick but when you look at the score,51-7, its easy to see that that's not the fault of any QB. A QB can't play defense for you. The Hokies are real and any team that has to face them should come prepared to realize that. They have a tough one ahead of them next week when they play West Virginia, a team that is 4-0 and has a lot to prove.

6. Florida State Like Texas and LSU, the Noles had the liberty of not having their rankings affected this week because they did not play. Next game is against Syracuse. Should be another easy W for FSU.

7. Georgia This team just finds ways to win. They'll have a week off next week but then come back to take on Tennessee. That will be their first real true test of the season.

8. Michigan State They absolutely manhandled Zook and the Fighting Illini. They're quickly proving to be a powerhouse team this year. They'll probably break into the top 10 in the AP and Coach's Poll this week. If they don't that would be a travesty. This team is for real. They'll have their hands full next week against a Wolverines team that doesn't want 3 losses this early in the year.

9. Wisconsin The Badgers passed the test and have legitimized their reason for being a top 10 team. They proved they could play and win a tough game when they beat Michigan. Sometimes that means more than blowing the opposition out. I look for the Badgers to make waves in the Big Ten this season.

10. Minnesota Another team that proved they are for real this week. They managed to beat a tough Purdue team and they're 4-0. Things just keep getting better for the Gophers.

Dropped out: Louisville

Notables: Alabama, Nebraska, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Virginia, Miami, Penn State, California,

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Kris was at the rally

Kris was at the rally and has some good info as well as pics. This protest demonstrated the whackness of the left. Rather than focus on the war they were advertising their true agenda: socialism. It was essentially full of freaks and misguided youth...oh and one insane congresswoman...not to mention Jesse Jackson.
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September 24, 2005

fas-cism: n. 1. a.

fas-cism: n. 1. a. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism. b. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.

2. Oppressive, dictatorial control

This word seems to be moving around in the liberal blogosphere faster than Sean Penn's boat can sink. The accusation from the left that the current American regime is rooted in fascism has quickly become the outcry of the whacked-out-left. What really sickens me is how common the word is becoming. Recently Warren Beatty, well known liberal whacko, threw the word around at a California nurses convention as easily as he would an olive into his martini glass. He referred to Schwarzenegger's initiatives for the November 8th special election as "fascist." The nurses, who undoubtedly must have been having some fun with nitrous oxide before attending the convention, were chanting "Run Warren run!" and "Stop Arnold" referring to Beatty's hint at making his way into politics.

The liberal (no pun intended) use of this word in the blogosphere makes me sick to my stomach. By their logic, Saddam couldn't have been a fascist. Since our form of government and the form of government that the Iraqis are setting out to create based on the rights of the people are fascist, what is Saddam then? By their logic Saddam must be a hero since he and his regime stood against everything American and we are, after all, "fascists."

These liberals sit around in their internet cafes and their coffee shops sipping on their lattes and mochas ranting about how we're all a bunch of "fascists" and how much better the world would be if we'd simply deny God in our country and try to "understand why the Islamic extremists attacked us." These people have simply lost touch with reality. Most of the people on the right laugh at idiots like Howard Dean and how he can go on calling republicans evil but the truth is, he is the representation of their mentality. He's the man they want there. Someone thats not afraid to give it to us "fascists."

The word fascism is quickly falling in with their liberal rhetoric and we'll soon be hearing that as much as we hear "Rove","LIAR!","hanging chads","vacation", and all the other fifty-cent words and phrases that the left use in their endless and pointless rants. The sad truth is that most of them have no concept of what the word means. Its trendy and thats all that really matters to the left.

Don't forget to send me your hate mail.

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September 23, 2005

Karl Rove details proposal

Karl Rove details proposal for a guest worker program which would legalize millions of illegal aliens. The article goes on to say:
Concerned that increasingly strident anti-immigrant voices within the party were undermining its efforts to reach out to Hispanic voters, the administration formed a coalition of business groups and immigration advocates during the summer to lobby for the sort of comprehensive reform plan Bush has sought since 2001
In other words, Bush is not only ignoring our borders and the illegal alien problem, he's selling out the safety of the American citizen for republican votes. Obviously any conservative can see how this compromises national security. Opponents of the act, the majority of which are republicans themselves, state that this will only attract more illegal aliens to our country. Yeah...thats the intent. So what have we learned from 9/11? That our president blatantly ignores the border/illegal alien issue. This can not be tolerated.

h/t: Jane Loves Tarzan

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Michelle Malkin has raised some

Michelle Malkin has raised some good questions about why the NY Times is ignoring the fact that one of Sen. Chuck Schumer's former aides illegally obtained a credit report on Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele. Many other local news agencies have covered the story but the Times has failed to cover the story. I wonder why.
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Normally I stay away from

Normally I stay away from liberal blogs simply because they are so focused on demonizing the right and everything we stand for but Jane from Jane Loves Tarzan is a liberal who actually brings up issues that I feel are noteworthy. She even managed to correct me on the issue concerning the no-bid contracts recently awarded in the wake of Katrina.

She makes another interesting point in her research on recently nominated Julie Myers to lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. Of course, many other conservatives have expressed anger over her nomination due to her lack of qualifications (including Michelle Malkin) and I'd have to agree. Bush's lack of focus on our border situation is punctuated by this nomination. Myers is the wrong person for the job and her appointment could be detrimental to our national security.

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Hurricane Rita is now a

Hurricane Rita is now a category 3 hurricane with winds at 125 mph. Meanwhile in New Orleans, levees have been breached and the city is once again facing the prospect of being underwater.


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September 22, 2005

The true civil liberties union,

The true civil liberties union, the Alliance Defense Fund, has filed an injunction to allow a 10 year old student to read his Bible at school during recess. As the senior ADF Legal Counsel Nate Kellum said:
"Luke Whitson should not be prevented from exercising his First Amendment right to read his Bible with friends during recess. We are asking the court to make sure he can do this while the case continues."
I agree completely. Unfortunately the courts, thanks to judicial activists and the ACLU, have twisted the meaning of the First Amendment to include this make believe "wall of separation between church and state."
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The nonprofit organization Bible Literacy

The nonprofit organization Bible Literacy Project has unveiled its new proposed textbook, "The Bible and Its Influence". The textbook is intended to present study on the Bible from an objective standpoint in our public school systems and will cover both the Old and New Testaments.
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The Washington Post is blogging

The Washington Post is blogging the Senate Judiciary's vote on Roberts. So far Biden, Kennedy, and Feinstein have voted no...there's a shocker.
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As the Captain has pointed

As the Captain has pointed out, Tom Daschle is quietly making a comeback into politics. Since he was ousted from the Senate, it appears that he has high hopes with seeking a possible presidential nomination or VP nomination? Perhaps Tom would be better suited as a Wal Mart greeter...oh wait he's probably not qualified.
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Did You Know is a

Did You Know is a blog containing explanations of general gee whiz stuff. I found this article on hearing sound in outer space quite interesting since I'm a sci-fi geek. A good site well worth a look.
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September 21, 2005

Many of you have probably

Many of you have probably heard by now, if you go to google's main search page and type in the word "failure", the top link is a direct link to President Bush's official presidential profile. This of course, stems from the fact that Bush was "googlebombed." The folks at google issued a statement saying they would be reluctant to fix the obvious sabotoge. It should be noted that a few years ago a company called Quixtar tried a similar tactic in an effort to push down the negative results for their business which resulted from typing in "quixtar" in the search box. Once google found out about the tactic they manipulated the Quixtar search results and "spanked" the company for its effort to sabatoge the google search results. It is worth noting that google is a strong supporter of the democratic party. A quick look on points out that Google has contributed over $71,000 to the democrats. Seems like the pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly to me.
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According to this AP report,

According to this AP report, the only things left in one Wal Mart in New Orleans were the country music CD's:
The Wal-Mart store in uptown New Orleans, built within the last year, survived the storm but was destroyed by looters.

"They took everything - all the electronics, the food, the bikes," said John Stonaker, a Wal-Mart security officer. "People left their old clothes on the floor when they took new ones. The only thing left are the country-and-western CDs. You can still get a Shania Twain album."


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h/t: Right Wing Howler

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The Captain has some great

The Captain has some great thoughts on Judge Roberts' confirmation hearings and how he made the democratic senators look like "inattentive freshmen." A great analogy!
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Cindy Sheehan has to

Cindy Sheehan has to sell crazy somewhere else. Her little "peace" demonstration was canned after she was shut down by NYPD for failing to obtain a permit to use a loudspeaker. Sheehan is going to lead an anti-war march in Washinton D.C. on Saturday.
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A federal judge unsealed a

A federal judge unsealed a motion against Ahmed Omar Abu Ali in which it was revealed that he worked with al-Qaida and tried to mastermind an assassination attempt against the president. His defense attorneys state that he was tortured into confessing by Saudi officials aided by American FBI agents. I only have one problem with that claim. If he were tortured for the information and forced into giving a false confession, why would he claim that the assassination plan was his idea? Wouldn't he simply claim involvement in the plot as opposed to identifying himself as being the one that came up with the idea? I'm not buying the torture claim for a second.
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September 20, 2005

Tuesday Blogburst John Kerry has

Tuesday Blogburst

John Kerry has continuously lied to the American public about his military service and role in Vietnam. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Kerry had the nerve to salute and tell the American citizens that he was "reporting for duty" despite the fact the he lied about events in Vietnam to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as well as to the media. He told the Washington Star:

"We established an American presence in most cases by showing the flag and firing at sampans and villages along the banks. Those were our instructions, but they seemed so out of line that we finally began to go ashore, against our orders, and investigate the villages that were supposed to be our targets. We discovered we were butchering a lot of innocent people, and morale became so low among the officers on those 'swift boats' that we were called back to Saigon for special instructions from Gen. Abrams. He told us we were doing the right thing. He said our efforts would help win the war in the long run. That's when I realized I could never remain silent about the realities of the war in Vietnam."
In fact he did meet with General Abrams and other officers as the U.S. launched a new initiative to drive the Vietcong out of the Ca Mau Peninsula.

He went on to tell the Senate Committee that troops in Vietnam had razed villages, raped, decapitated, and ravaged South Vietnam as a member of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He also met with the North Vietnamese leadership on several occaisions supporting their positions.

Kerry is a traitor and a communist. He has stated he'd sign his 180 and release his military records. So far he has released the information to the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times, both regarded as biased media organizations. Kerry, the American people want you to sign your Form 180 and release your records to a panel to publicly review them. We want to know the truth behind your propaganda.

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September 19, 2005

In her latest column, Star

In her latest column, Star Parker comments on Bush's race rhetoric and points to the fact that the dwindling of the nuclear family in the black community correlates with poverty. What really struck me in her commentary on the President's speech was this statement:
He (Bush) is either uninformed, which of course is troubling, or willing to bury truth for political ends, which is also troubling.
I personally think his comments were made as some method of political bartering with the opposition which is indeed very troubling.
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Well according to, the

Well according to, the Roberts hearing ended Thursday and the panel will meet on the 22nd to vote on the nomination of Judge Roberts. If he wins approval, the Senate will begin debate on the 26th with a final vote to come later on in that week.

I know many conservatives were not pleased with Roberts' approach to the committee's questioning but after reading over the materials and hearing Roberts' response to the questions posed by the libs I think he handled himself quite well. Most conservatives and liberals are all over the fact that Roberts stated that he wasn't an "ideologue." I'd say that was a perfect way to sum up Roberts' character. I think that he truly will interpret the Constitution with the intent of the founding fathers in mind thus he wouldn't be an ideologue at all. We shouldn't have been expecting Roberts to go in and vow to overturn Roe. I think he did well in representing himself and proved to America that he is ready for this position.

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It has become quite apparent

It has become quite apparent to myself and the majority of Americans who have even remotely followed the events of Katrina, that "bazooka" Nagin is an incompetent. He has refused to take any responsibility for what has happened and instead continues to point the finger at the federal government for his mistakes. Of course we all knew that the repopulation plan Nagin had proposed was insane. Now the federal government is stating that it is unsafe to return to New Orleans but Nagin insists on bringing these people back in too soon. One has to wonder about the mentality of someone who can complain that the federal government didn't help fast enough and then when they do offer assistance, simply disregard their advice. Am I the only one that sees that this guy is a nut job?
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September 18, 2005

Among my many other interests

Among my many other interests outside of politics and social science, is college football. I'm a huge fan of the game and have been for as long as I can remember. I've never been a huge fan of preseason rankings. I usually wait until about the third week in before I make any judgements on who I think are contenders. After three weeks in the books, here are my top 10 teams with some fan analysis. I'm not an expert on college football. These are simply my thoughts.

1. USC
2. Texas
3. Florida
4. LSU
5. Virginia Tech
6. Florida State
7. Georgia
8. Louisville
9. Michigan State
10. Wisconsin

1. USC Its hard to argue with facts and the fact is, USC is putting up insane numbers and are pulverizing teams with their second string at times. They have all the elements to pull off an undefeated schedule and will probably walk into the national championship game easily.

2. Texas Texas had a good test early against Ohio State and passed. The Buckeyes gave them a run for their money but Texas was still able to come out on top. They have a good chance at finishing up undefeated as well but they still have some challenges ahead including games against Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Not to mention they have to play Oklahoma which is always a tough game despite either team’s record.

3. Florida Urban Meyer’s system works. He was able to do some unbelievable things at Bowling Green and Utah and is probably going to have continued success in the SEC. Florida was lucky to snag him. With Chris Leak able to run the offense there is no reason that the Gators shouldn’t be playing USC in the national championship.

4. LSU Although they’ve only played one game, they beat a good team in Arizona State. They pulled together late in the fourth quarter to come out on top. Its moments like that that can define a team’s season. On a squad loaded with talent they are the favorites to win the SEC in most people’s opinions.

5. Virginia Tech 90 unanswered points over two games. Sure they haven’t played a true contender as of yet but Vick looks as good as his older brother and the Hokies look to be the favorite to win the ACC. It won’t be an easy road though. They still have tough games against Miami, BC, Georgia Tech and Virginia ahead of them.

6. Florida State While I’m usually not an FSU bandwagon jumper, they have proven that they won’t be simply giving the ACC crown up to the Hokies this season. They’ve had tough games against Miami and BC and have come out on top. With a favorable schedule ahead they could be undefeated when they face the Gators on November 26th.

7. Georgia Somehow the Bulldogs find a way to keep themselves at the top. After a near upset to South Carolina the dogs rebounded quite well against Louisiana-Monroe, a team they should have beat convincingly and did 44-7.

8. Louisville They made a statement Sunday against the Beavers. I look for big things from this team. They’ll easily win the Big East but even if they are undefeated they probably won’t get a shot at playing USC based on their weak schedule.

9. Michigan State You’re probably saying, don’t you mean Michigan? No, the Spartans are off to a great start and had a big win over resurging Notre Dame on Sunday. They’re proving that they are going to be a contender in the Big 10 this year. They’re winning big against mediocre teams and proved they can win the big game when they burst the Irish’s bubble.

10. Wisconsin Wisconsin is playing well early on. With Calhoun, a Heisman contender in my opinion, they will be giving the Big 10 all they can stand. They have a really big test against the Wolverines next week in their conference opener. This is a chance for them to put their program on the map this season.

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I received an email from

I received an email from a reader who stated:
I wish you had a comment system on your blog. I would love to debate you on a bunch of the things you have written. Oh well.
While I do have comments disabled I have left the link to the email address for that very reason. If you wish to discuss or debate anything I've written on this blog feel free to email me at I'm always open to debate but please refrain from hateful remarks, name calling, and other uncivil and disrespectful actions.
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September 16, 2005

In her normal brutal and

In her normal brutal and witty way, Ann Coulter gives the definition of judicial activism for those liberals who are too stupid to understand. Good stuff.
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If you missed last night's

If you missed last night's speech from the President on Katrina, you can read the transcript here.
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More idiocy from Kanye West.

More idiocy from Kanye West. According to him, white people can only use "black slang" when its no longer hip for black people. But George Bush is the racist....right.

h/t: The Rant


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According to this AP report,

According to this AP report, fewer than half of the evacuees from Katrina polled in Houston wanted to return to their homes in Louisiana.

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Well, the NYT is going

Well, the NYT is going to begin charging for access to their columns by their writers such as Maureen Dowd, Tom Friedman, etc. I imagine that all three of their readers will be pretty ticked about this one.
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September 15, 2005

In this report, Nagin stated

In this report, Nagin stated that the criminal element in New Orleans needs to stay out in the wake of Katrina. According to the article:
He detailed the list of ammunition they (military personnel) were carrying, saying that there were even some “bazookas” reserved for some people.
The bazooka hasn't been used in the military since the Korean War.

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In addressing the recent developments

In addressing the recent developments in the Pledge case, The Mad Tech provides some great info on the myth of separation of church and state and how the ACLU is undermining American history. An excellent read with great resources sited.

UPDATE: Apparently this was originally posted at the Stop the ACLU blog as part of their weekly blogburst.

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The Mississippi Attorney General is

The Mississippi Attorney General is suing insurance compaines who won't pay out to victims of katrina. I think we can all say we saw this one coming. Insurance compaines have made it their business to a). collect money from consumers and b). avoid paying out claims as much as possible. While this isn't unusual I do think that the insurance companies should hold some responsibility in helping out these victims particularly in Mississippi where its nearly impossible to determine whether the damage can be fully attributed to wind or flooding. In these cases, the paying consumer should receive the benefit of the doubt.

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According to a breaking news

According to a breaking news ticker on the CNN web site, parts of New Orleans will reopen on Friday. The French Quarter is expected to open back up for business on September 28th.

UPDATE: Here is the link to the article. The article quotes Nagin from last night on Larry King:

"Everything that we planned basically made the assumption that if we get people to high ground and get as many people out of the city as possible, then within three days, if we're totally flooded, then the cavalry would come," Nagin said. "I am not going to plan in the future for the cavalry to come in three days."
Thats the problem, didn't get as many people out of the city as possible. Its amazing how this guy keeps denying his responsibility.

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Well it looks as though

Well it looks as though the "Honorable" Denise Page Hood has ruled that a Michigan law which would ban a procedure opponents call partial-birth abortion is unconstitutional. More judicial activism at work in our federal court system.
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Eric Ragle comments on Gov.

Eric Ragle comments on Gov. Blanco finally taking responsibility for what happened in her state. He mentions Nagin not taking any responsibility and thinks that "since he uprooted his family and moved to Texas, we probably won’t hear from him again." Well, as a matter of fact we did hear from him on Larry King last night and he has stated that he plans on having 180,000 residents back in the city in two weeks. I highly doubt that will happen myself.
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SCOTUSblog is live blogging day

SCOTUSblog is live blogging day 4 of the Roberts hearing.
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September 14, 2005

"In this way we are

"In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war." -Dwight D. Eisenhower
It has been over 50 years since then President Eisenhower endorsed the addition of the phrase "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Karlton undermined history and spat on American values when he ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional due to the phrase "under God."

Many of us remember growing up reciting the Pledge everyday before we began our day in school. It is a symbol of what it means to be American and is deeply rooted in our tradition. But, for now, that is no more thanks to the judicial activism of Karlton. We can only pray that the state Supreme Court will strike down the ruling by Karlton but who knows? This could spread from California across the nation. Newdow and the left may be thinking that they've scored a victory but in reality, they've only further demonstrated how judicial activism by liberal judges is ruining our society. The public outrage over this ruling is incredible. This was an important ruling but not one that should have been very surprising. The left has discovered two areas where they have established footholds by which they can spread their agenda. Those areas, as I've said numerous times, are legislating from the bench via liberal judges in our court systems and poisoning our youth from behind the walls of public education. This decision was like a two-for-one deal at the supermarket for the left. They get to further spread their disgusting ideology throughout our public school system by having the Pledge of Allegiance removed via the ruling of one liberal judicial activist.

We as conservatives and everyday citizens need to wake up to the realization that we may be slowly losing our country to leftist extremism. This ruling should be that wake up call for our society. When do we come together and say "enough is enough?" Our nation was founded under Judeo-Christian values. President Eisenhower reinforced this ideal with his approval of the addition of the statement "under God" to the Pledge.

We can do something about this. We must do something about this. Do we want our children to grow up in a society without morals? A society that seeks to deny the existence of a higher power? Of course not! We need to stand up today for the future of tomorrow.

h/t: California Conservative and All Things Conservative

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Mass. state legislature to the

Mass. state legislature to the people: screw you! That is essentially what has happened in Massachusetts. The legislature there struck down a measure that would put a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage to the vote of the people:
"Gay marriage has begun, and life has not changed for the citizens of the commonwealth, with the exception of those who can now marry,'' said state Sen. Brian Lees, an East Longmeadow Republican who had been a co-sponsor of the amendment. ``This amendment which was an appropriate measure or compromise a year ago, is no longer, I feel, a compromise today."
Well, Senator, how about taking into account how the people feel as opposed to how you yourself feel? The people obviously want to have this initiative on the ballot. Why deprive the people you are elected to represent? This is a horrible day for democracy here in the U.S.
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Captain Ed wonders if the

Captain Ed wonders if the Palestinians are ready for their own "state." I'd have to agree with his sentiments that they are not based on their actions since the pullout.
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Ever Wonder Why Wal-Mart is

Ever Wonder Why Wal-Mart is the Low Price Leader? According to this article suit has been filed against Wal-Mart alleging sub-standard working conditions at oversees factories.
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Howard Basham also has good

Howard Basham also has good coverage on Roberts' confirmation hearing on his blog, How Appealing.


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SCOTUSblog is live blogging day

SCOTUSblog is live blogging day 3 of the Roberts hearings.
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Shaq helps police nab a

Shaq helps police nab a hate crime suspect in Miami.
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September 13, 2005

According to this report in

According to this report in the Mobile Register, people are lining up at Red Cross service centers in Mobile, AL in an effort to receive aid in the wake of Katrina. Red Cross spokespersons stated that walk-ins weren't being seen and that victims needed to call Red Cross shelters in their counties to set up appointments for aid. These people could be waiting up to two weeks to be seen for Red Cross aid, the article said.

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Andrew of is also

Andrew of is also taken aback by Roberts' assurance of not overturning precedent cases.


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As the Senate Judiciary Hearing

As the Senate Judiciary Hearing on John Roberts' nomination proceeds we're learning more about the man and how he'll handle the position of Chief Justice. He has stated, without directly referring to abortion, that he won't look to overturn rulings which have set precedent in the past (Roe v. Wade anyone?). Looks like he may be more of a centerist. Not good news for an America held hostage by a liberal court system.
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Tuesday Blogburst! Kerry has repeatedly

Tuesday Blogburst!

Kerry has repeatedly stated that he would sign the SF 180 releasing his military records. In fact, Kerry did sign the Form 180 a few months back but as the form restricts who actually gets the information, Kerry had his records sent to the Boston Globe as well as the L.A. Times and those institutions alone are the only two to get the information. Of course, both papers are known for their liberal bias. Naturally, neither organization had much to say about the records other than to indicate that Kerry's education records weren't too hot. So what do we want? We want Kerry to sign the form and release the records to an organization that will present the facts, good or bad. The people want to know, Senator Kerry. Sign your Form 180!

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Desertdame has some interesting thoughts

Desertdame has some interesting thoughts on Mr. Kanye West's true agenda. Glad I'm not the only one who had this in mind.
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Anita Ramasastry identifies problems with

Anita Ramasastry identifies problems with the Real ID Act set to take effect in 2008. Interesting ideas. I have mixed feelings on it myself mainly for religious reasons.
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Its good to see these

Its good to see these slimeballs facing the prospect of prison. Now I just hope they find the guy.
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An FBI intel analyst was

An FBI intel analyst was charged Monday with supplying classified information on Filipino leaders to officials of the Philippines. Odd stuff.
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September 12, 2005

First let me say that

First let me say that I know that I'm late in posting this. Really I should have made this post Saturday sometime but the weekend doesn't afford me much time to blog thus I wasn't able to post this yesterday. I wanted to wait until I got home from work today before making this entry so I could type it up with little interruption. Now onto the post.

9/11 will forever stand out in the minds of our nation's citizens whom experienced and witnessed the horrors of that day. We all remember where we were when the first plane struck, initiating the most devastating terrorist act our nation has ever seen and as much as we try to move on, it is something that will be forever etched in our memories. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day. 265 on the four planes, 2,252 civilians in the WTC, 343 firefighters, 23 NYPD officers, 37 Port Authority workers, and 125 civilians and military personnel in the Pentagon. In the days that followed we heard stories that ripped at our hearts as well as stories of extraordinary heroism.

9/11 brought our nation together as we struggled to prove to the world that the bad guys could not and would not win. Since then our nation has gone through its share of changes as 9/11 ushered in a new era for our civilization. Things have not been the same since and they never will be the same again. It is simply a fact. The war on terror is in full force and is a war we'll undoubtedly fight for many years to come. But it is a war that we will win. We must not forget the tragedy of 9/11. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives to an agenda of terror which seeks to destroy the United States and all of its citizens. We've made significant progress since that time. We've managed to help liberate millions of people from a regime which supported oppression and terrorism, we've managed to reformulate our security posture with the development of the Department of Homeland Security, and we've sent a message to terrorists across the globe: You cannot win!

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones on 9/11. We will never forget.

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Star Parker has a great

Star Parker has a great column on how racism had nothing to do with the failure of local officials in New Orleans. By the way Star Parker is black for those who don't know.

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Jan Larson makes a good

Jan Larson makes a good argument against restructuring the levees in New Orleans.

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In the wake of Katrina

In the wake of Katrina its worth noting how many people's insurance claims will be denied due to lack of flood insurance. The Wide Awakes remind people that this isn't uncommon. Flood insurance is very expensive and usually too expensive for most people to purchase.

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Cao brings up good points

Cao brings up good points about the state of emergency on our borders.

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Right Wing Howler brings up

Right Wing Howler brings up some good points in response to Mayor Nagin's "who's gonna drive the buses?" argument. Sorry, Nagin, but that isn't good enough. If you know that your evacuation plan calls for the use of city buses then you should have set up a task force of drivers ahead of time. Oh and I love the quote that RWH took from Gov. Blanco:
"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane," she said. "And it's because this administration and administrations before them do not understand the difficulties that mayors . . . face."
So now lazy city employees should take the blame? Sorry Gov. Blanco, but that just doesn't cut it either.

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The City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan clearly spells out the procedures for responding to a catastrophic hurricane. As pointed out over at Captain's Quarters, these procedures were not followed specifically the Regional Transit Authority's responsibility to:
Position supervisors and dispatch evacuation buses.
Naturally during this type of catastrophe the Regional Transit Authority takes its orders from the Office of Emergency Preparedness.

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Pajamas Media has a 9/11

Pajamas Media has a 9/11 Slideshow. We will never forget.
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The battle to confirm John

The battle to confirm John Roberts as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court begins today as the Senate Judiciary Committee opens its hearings on his nomination. According to the article, Republicans and Democrats see no serious obstacle to stop the confirmation. We'll see.

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September 10, 2005

Ever ready to exploit the

Ever ready to exploit the suffering in America for his own financial gain, Michael Moore may make a Katrina movie. One guess on who'll be the target of smearing.

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Liberals aren't the only ones

Liberals aren't the only ones disappointed with Schwarzenegger's approach to the gay-marriage veto. Conservative groups are disappointed that the governor wants the typically liberal courts to decide the matter.

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Colin Powell criticizes government on

Colin Powell criticizes government on Katrina response. He believes there were failures on many levels.

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Earlier this week a vulnerability

Earlier this week a vulnerability in Mozilla's FireFox browser was discovered. A patch has been made available as a fix for the problem.

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Naturally, the great reverend steps

Naturally, the great reverend steps up to defend Nagin in this interview done on Hannity and Colmes. Of course, once Hannity poses the question of the buses to Mr. Jackson the best he can come up with is "and take them where?" Sorry, Jesse, but if you're going to defend the incompetence of Nagin then this just won't cut can do better than that.

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September 09, 2005

As always, the ACLU is

As always, the ACLU is on the wrong side of an issue. In a recent hearing in Ohio, a judge ruled that a state law requiring girls under 18 years of age to get parental consent before obtaining an abortion was constitutional. The ACLU, of course, were fighting to overturn the law. Naturally the ACLU has your children's best interest in mind...gag.

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Frank Salvato makes some hard

Frank Salvato makes some hard accusations against Nagin and Blanco...and I agree 100%!

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Diane Grassi believes failing FEMA

Diane Grassi believes failing FEMA and Homeland Security should hold the blame for Katrina's aftermath.

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Vinton Cerf, 62, was a

Vinton Cerf, 62, was a member of the group that first developed the internet's predecessor, the Arpanet, 30 years ago. He's now joined the Google team as its "Chief Internet Evangelist."

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Warning: Extreme Language on Clip!

Warning: Extreme Language on Clip! Not for the kids.

During Vice President Cheney's visit to Gulfport, Mississippi, a passerby yells out an expletive to the VP which is caught on live TV. This video clip is courtesy

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Glenn Reynolds has found a

Glenn Reynolds has found a great article which appeared in the Irish Times yesterday written by Newton Emerson. Good stuff and very true. Amazing how individuals from across the globe can understand the lunacy behind the federal government finger pointing yet we can't see it in our own nation.

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Discussions are apparently back on

Discussions are apparently back on with North Korea's nuclear program.
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Homeland Security officer Robert Rhodes

Homeland Security officer Robert Rhodes has been acquitted of charges that he used excessive force against an individual while performing duties at the U.S./Canadian border at Niagra Falls in 2004.

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September 08, 2005

Kenny "The Jet" Smith has

Kenny "The Jet" Smith has organized a NBA charity game to be played at the Toyota Center in Houston on Sunday at 5:00 PM EST. Stars include LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and a whole lot more.

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This pic courtesy Boing-boing is

This pic courtesy Boing-boing is in very poor taste. I'm sure the same liberals who were going off about how Condoleeza Rice was too busy buying shoes are having a good time with this one.

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In typical fashion, CNN has

In typical fashion, CNN has found a way to berate the Republican representatives in the wake of Katrina. In this report on Cheney's visit to Gulfport, they note that although Cheney says that the residents of Mississippi's spirits are high, one particular resident claims they only visited areas where residents had insurance and are Republicans. They also noted a passer-by throwing around expletives to the Vice President in which he responds by saying its the first time he's heard those sentiments. They make it seem as if he's painting a false picture of how things are and that they understand that the whole story isn't being told. Typical.

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Its been many months now

Its been many months now since the extremist, Ward Churchill, brought the chickens home to roost with his ludicrous statements concerning the events of 9/11. He's slowly managed to escape the media radar through this prolonged "investigation" being conducted by a committee at the University of Colorado. While he has certainly used up all of his 15 minutes of fame and then some, it has become increasingly apparent that the University is standing by their man. Among the many charges against Churchill are reports of academic fraud and plagiarism. Churchill has managed to escape other serious charges including the fact that he lied about his ethnicity to gain his position. The panel rejected that claim last month. There are still some serious allegations against Churchill and one begins to wonder why its taking so long to "investigate" them. After reviewing a charge that Churchill made inaccurate statements in a preface for a book written by his ex-wife, the chair of the faculty panel was quoted as saying:
“I have concluded that these allegations, even if true, do not represent research misconduct. It is not the function of the committee to address any inaccuracies that may exist in a faculty member’s writings.”
In other words, we don't care what he says we're not firing him. I believe that they're slowly waiting the media out and eventually they'll make some statement which may appear in a small paragraph in the Denver Post next year stating that after investigating the claims they've found Ward Churchill clear of all accusations. He'll continue to pollute the minds of this nation's youth for many years to come and that will be that. I'm hoping that the media and blogosphere will be responsible enough to not allow that to happen.

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According to this Reuters report

According to this Reuters report large cash smuggling has become a severe problem since the passing of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act which creates reporting requirements for cash transactions over $10,000. This is causing the cartels to physically transport large sums of money across the border whereas in the past they wired and transfered the money.
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Leave it to the dems

Leave it to the dems to politicize this tragedy. At times its fun to watch them make fools of themselves and their party but this is not one of those times. Instead of coming together they choose to further divide this nation. It really does make me sick to my stomach.

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Bill O'Reilly raises some legitimate

Bill O'Reilly raises some legitimate questions in his Talking Points Memo. One has to wonder why the mayor of New Orleans would order a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans and then tell folk there that they could stay behind if they chose. Perhaps someone should invest in a dictionary for Mr. Nagin so he can look up the word "mandatory." Also, why did the Louisiana governor, Kathleen Blanco, wait so long before taking action? Part of the evacuation plan in New Orleans included the use of city and school buses and other government vehicles to get the people that couldn't leave themselves out of the city. Yet these buses were never used. Rather they were parked in low lying areas where they were flooded. Why didn't Mr. Nagin explain that although the Superdome would be used as a shelter there would be no food or water there? Everyone wants to point the finger at the President. We've heard "underfunding of levees," "Bush doesn't care about black people," "Bush is oblivious," etc. None of these libs seem to be taking into account that the state of Lousiana and the city of New Orleans are governed, as any state and city in the U.S., by local government officials first and foremost and not by the federal government. Sure the federal response could have been faster but these things take time and as far as I saw, the federal response was adequate considering the circumstances. The bottom line is Nagin and Blanco knew that Katrina would at the very least be a category 4 storm when it hit. The experts were predicting it to be a category 5 and to directly hit the New Orleans area. Nagin and Blanco also knew that those levees were designed to withstand up to a category 3 hurricane. That was something which was decided long before Bush even thought about stepping into office. Nagin and Blanco didn't take this storm seriously. They didn't take adequate steps to protect the citizens of Louisiana and New Orleans. The fact that thousands have likely died in this storm isn't the fault of Bush, Michael Brown, or anyone in the federal government. The blood of the dead rests on the hands of Nagin and Blanco.

UPDATE: Need I even mention the fact that Louisiana officials prevented the Red Cross from bringining in food, water, and other supplies initially because they didn't want a lot of people storming those shelters?

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September 07, 2005

Megan Basham thinks entertainers like

Megan Basham thinks entertainers like Kanye West, Sean Penn, Pierce Brosnan, and Celine Dion should stick to what they do best...entertain. These people are so far removed and out of touch with the everyday man that they have no idea what it takes to tackle a disaster of the magnitude of Katrina. As she points out, in the past these ignorant tirades have provided some comedy relief but now, its just plain poor taste.

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Glenn Reynolds offers some lessons

Glenn Reynolds offers some lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. The first thing he points out is the fact that you shouldn't build a city below sea level. The city has been around since 1718 so you'd think someone would have thought of this by now. When I got out of the military the wife and I considered moving there but decided against it due to the flooding threat. I'm glad we did.

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Good to see that the

Good to see that the Fifth District Court of Appeals is standing up for American citizens for a change. They upheld the 2003 ruling which affirmed that Sultaana Freeman's right to free exercise of religion was not violated by requiring her to expose her full face in her FL driver's license photo.

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Schwarzenegger may veto the recent

Schwarzenegger may veto the recent gay-marriage bill in California. The bill was approved by the California Senate last week and was passed by the state Assembly in a 41-35 vote. Hopefully he'll use his power as governor and representative of the people of California to ensure that the will of the people is observed.

UPDATE: Schwarzenegger released a statement saying he will veto the gay-marriage bill. Why? Well according to his press secretary:

"Out of respect for the will of the people, the governor will veto (the bill)."

Good to know that our form of government still means something.
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Apparently Saddam thinks the killing

Apparently Saddam thinks the killing of over 180,000 Kurds was justified.

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I agree with J. Grant

I agree with J. Grant on his take on the Bush blamewagon that has developed.

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Walter Williams has some thoughts

Walter Williams has some thoughts on how Katrina may effect the economy in those areas that were hit and why its wrong to think that this could mean an economic boost.

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September 06, 2005

Upon reading the following article

Upon reading the following article by John Nichols about Barbara Bush's comments after visiting the Astrodome I find myself appalled at how once again the liberal MSM can use their muscle to flex their liberal agenda. Mr. Nichols criticizes Mrs. Bush's comments:
"Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this, this is working very well for them," Mrs. Bush told American Public Media's "Marketplace" program, before returning to her multi-million dollar Houston home.

On the tape of the interview, Mrs. Bush chuckles audibly as she observes just how great things are going for families that are separated from loved ones, people who have been forced to abandon their homes and the only community where they have ever lived, and parents who are explaining to children that their pets, their toys and in some cases their friends may be lost forever. Perhaps the former first lady was amusing herself with the notion that evacuees without bread could eat cake.

It is amazing to me how the liberal media can twist the meaning of a person's comments. Earth to Nichols! In case you didn't know, these individuals have gone from a powerless Superdome which had a cracked roof, no running water, and was an unsanitary waste basket to the Astrodome which has power, running water, and workable toilets. While those certainly aren't extraordinary living conditions, considering these people have no homes left and were staying in the deplorable conditions at the Superdome, its quite a refreshment for them I'm sure. I think Mrs. Bush was excited at the prospect that so many people had managed to escape the conditions at the Superdome. Of course liberals always find a way to twist the meaning of things.

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According to this article on

According to this article on worldnetdaily, female survivors in New Orleans were urged to flash breasts for help. This was reported by a family from the UK who were visiting New Orleans on vacation. The story was reported initially to British media. As awful as it may seem I don't believe it for a second. They claim that government authorities were acting in this manner and I simply don't believe it. There were many civilians with boats trying to help as many as they could. I believe that if this did indeed happen, it can probably be attributed to a small group of civilians acting in their own capacity.

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Rebecca Hagelin has some interesting

Rebecca Hagelin has some interesting thoughts on how our society has continued on a downward spiral and how that became evident in New Orleans. In one section she says:
Still, the raping and beating and pillaging and murdering that shocked the world, for many now define not just New Orleans, but American culture.
She also blames much of the social decline of our nation on the hip-hop "gangsta" scene. I wonder what Kanye West has to say about that.

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According to an article on

According to an article on, President Bush intends to investigate the federal response to Katrina.

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A new article on

A new article on points out that the toxicity of the water in NO, which they say contains everything imaginable from human waste to bleach, could severely damage the delicate wetlands essentially killing everything living in Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi Rivers where the water will be pumped. To process the water and remove the toxic agents would prolong the entire process and doesn't appear to be an option. While certainly the prospect of damaging the environment is minute at this point it could become a serious issue for the future of that area. Its something that could impact the way of life there when and if that area ever becomes habitable again.

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The Red Cross is offering

The Red Cross is offering a variety of web banners for webmasters to add to their sites. Many different sizes and types available.

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Found this quite interesting. Some

Found this quite interesting. Some people in New Orleans are refusing to leave. Deputy Superintendent Warren Riley said that some didn't want to leave their homes and others were remaining behind to loot.

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Over the weekend America lost

Over the weekend America lost a truly great man in Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Bush has nominated Roberts to the position of Chief Justice.

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This past Friday during the

This past Friday during the Concert for Hurricane Relief, Kanye West decided to go off script and give his two cents claiming that "George Bush doesn't care about black people" among other things. NBC quickly made a statement acknowledging that Kanye went off script and that the network doesn't support his comments.

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Kazaa was dealt a heavy

Kazaa was dealt a heavy blow in a recent court hearing. They must clean up their act or disappear.

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September 02, 2005

Dee Stewart has responded to

Dee Stewart has responded to the blogging effort with the Hurricane Katrina Relief Blog

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According to the SF Gate,

According to the SF Gate, the National Guard has arrived in NO bringing in food and water and other supplies. Their first priority is to provide emergency supplies and then begin the evacuation process.

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This post will be kept

This post will be kept at the top as part of the "Blog for Relief" effort. Scroll down for current posts.

In an effort to raise money for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the blogosphere has announced "Blog for Relief" day. There are many charities popping up in support of Hurricane Katrina relief and Instapundit has a full list of charities that is growing by the hour. I recommend using the Mercy Corps..

Before donating to any charities be sure to check their validity at the Better Business Bureau's For a list of confirmed valid charities for Hurricane Katrina Check out their list.

UPDATE: The Blog for Relief effort has been extended throughout the weekend. I'll continue to keep this at the top over the weekend. has a list of charities with links to donate as well as info.

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The good folks at Power

The good folks at Power Line have helped to debunk the theory that Bush's underfunding of New Orlean's Levees was a factor in the destruction. Its amazing to me that the left will try anything and everything to demonize our President. They exploit Sheehan to further their own political agenda and now this. Last I checked, the President could do a lot but controlling mother nature was one thing he had no control over. Looking for someone to blame? Blame the local officials for being so ill prepared as well as the able-bodied citizens in New Orleans (of which there are many remaining) for not heeding mandatory evacuation notices. A terrible tragedy it has been but using it to fuel an anti-Bush fire is just plain sickening...but I expect nothing less from the left.

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According to an article in

According to an article in the Clarion-Ledger, the American Red Cross President Marsha Evans said:
the agency in its 120-year history has never handled a disaster worse than Katrina.
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The folks over at

The folks over at have compiled a massive Katrina Survivor-Connector List database. Spread the word.

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September 01, 2005

Another amazing video from the

Another amazing video from the folks at On their main page you'll see a link for the video: "Amazing Video: Hurricane Katrina caught on tape." The video was shot during the hurricane less than 50 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. Very chilling.

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According to a news report

According to a news report caskets are washing ashore in Gulfport, Mississippi. This simply leaves me wondering: what next?

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Yesterday, Hugh Hewitt noted a

Yesterday, Hugh Hewitt noted a post made at Instapundit regarding Amazon not placing a link to the Red Cross for Hurricane Aid on their main page (he's since updated the post acknowledging the fact that the link is now there). Glenn had noted that he hoped they would change their minds. Well in fact it appears they have. Amazon now has the donation link on their main page. I can't help but feel that the blogosphere had an impact on getting this done. I'm glad they changed their minds.

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These pics are courtesy Reuters.

These pics are courtesy Reuters. Aerial shots of New Orleans after the flooding.

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If you've been contemplating getting

If you've been contemplating getting in your car and driving down to help or sightsee FEMA says don't go. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response said:
"But it's important that volunteer response is coordinated by the professionals who can direct volunteers with the appropriate skills to the hardest-hit areas where they are needed most. Self-dispatched volunteers and especially sightseers can put themselves and others in harm's way and hamper rescue efforts."
They recommend giving to relief organizations who are prepared to assist many of which are listed on their site.
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Superdome evacuations have been put

Superdome evacuations have been put on hold due to gunfire. The situation is getting grim there. Fires have broken out outside of the superdome. This part of the article was scary:
during the night, when a medical evacuation helicopter tried to land at a hospital in the outlying town of Kenner, the pilot reported 100 people were on the landing pad, some with guns.

"He was frightened and would not land," Zeuschlag.

This is quickly spinning out of control.

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Network for has tons

Network for has tons of charities listed with links to donate.

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WLBT 3 out of Jackson,

WLBT 3 out of Jackson, MS has a 30 minute video available on their site of the destruction along the gulf coast of Mississippi. The damage is simply incredible. It brought tears to my eyes. Very hard to watch.

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h/t: Right Wing Howler

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