4:01 PM Sep 30, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can't Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime


Plus, there's the following from Victor Davis Hanson:

[W]ith the present-day Democrats, they apparently must be careful that at any given second a Democratic Senator might go off and compare our troops to terrorists (Kerry), Pol Pot (Durbin), or Saddam’s jailers (Kennedy), or perhaps suggest Iraq was better off under the Husseins (Rockefeller). The result is an addiction to dissimulation, a constant paranoia that without warning someone will say what they feel, and thereby reveal to the American people just how far this bunch has strayed from Harry Truman, Henry Jackson, and JFK—and how radically they have become enthralled with the various victim industries, academia, Hollywood, and the fringe of Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan, and the Daily Kos.

He also has some rather shocking things to say about Jimmy Carter....none of which are exactly undeserved, but infrequently voiced.

A spot in the sun

12:39 AM Sep 29, 2006by Rob Ritchie

It looks like a speck of dust on the surface of the sun. But this spectacular picture shows the space shuttle Atlantis alongside the International Space Station (ISS) silhouetted as they orbit the earth.

Follow the link to see a larger image.

11:08 PM Sep 28, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Weird Al sings about my life.

11:08 AM Sep 27, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Lileks ponders the evolutionary history of brain development:

There has to be a good evolutionary reason why we don’t remember our life when we’re six, but I can’t think of it. Perhaps the brain is designed to make us forget the trauma of watching parents or siblings dragged into the bush by tigers, followed by screams and squishy sounds, but given the tiger-free nature of modern life, it’s outlived its purpose.

7:36 PM Sep 26, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

"In the Islamic world you cease to be a human being. You become only a Muslim, whatever that entails."

High praise, indeed

5:21 PM Sep 25, 2006by Rob Ritchie

Paul Mirengoff at Power Line defends Chomsky's skills as a writer:

Year ago, I made it through "For Reasons of State." As I recall, it was a collection of his essays from the Vietnam-Cambodia war days. In fairness, I found Chomsky to be a readable apologist for genocide.

I'm shocked, shocked!

4:21 PM Sep 25, 2006by Rob Ritchie

‘Jihad’ car commercial upsets U.S. Muslims

CINCINNATI - A car commercial proclaiming a jihad on the U.S. auto market and offering “Fatwa Fridays” with free swords for the kids is offensive and should not be aired, Muslim leaders said on Sunday.

The radio advertisement for the Dennis Mitsubishi car dealership in Columbus, Ohio, has “a whole jihad theme,” said Adnan Mirza, director of the Columbus office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“They are planning on launching a jihad on the automotive market (Ed: Shouldn't that be "planning an 'inner struggle' on the automotive market"?) and their representatives would be wearing burqas ... ,” Mirza said. “They mentioned the pope in there and also about giving rubber swords out to the kiddies -- really just reprehensible-type comments.”

No. Sense. Of. Humor. Please note, this ad has not aired and may not exist in any place except the minds of CAIR.

Pious gratitude to: lgf

2:30 PM Sep 24, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

The Anchoress has thoughts on Osama, leaks, timing and reality

10:34 PM Sep 19, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

I'm with Anne: Enough Apologies

9:10 PM Sep 17, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Captain Ed has An Open Letter To Pope Benedict XVI, which I would sign in a minute. Go read it.

Or, better yet, send the Pope your own letter at benedictxvi-at-vatican.va (replace the -at- with @).

Update:  You have heard that the brave, brave muhajadeen shot a 70-year-old nun in the back, right?

5:15 PM Sep 17, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Tim Blair has a round-up of hurt feelings world wide: TALIBAN FEELINGS HURT

As he says, "Words fail...."

The New York Times would also like the Pope to apologize for his blatant act of theology:

It’s unclear how many people the Times will kill if their demand isn’t met.

4:04 PM Sep 17, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

In Austrailia, Muslims read riot act:

The Howard Government's multicultural spokesman, Andrew Robb, yesterday told an audience of 100 imams who address Australia's mosques that these were tough times requiring great personal resolve. Mr Robb also called on them to shun a victim mentality that branded any criticism as discrimination.

"We live in a world of terrorism where evil acts are being regularly perpetrated in the name of your faith," Mr Robb said at the Sydney conference.

"And because it is your faith that is being invoked as justification for these evil acts, it is your problem.

"You can't wish it away, or ignore it, just because it has been caused by others.

"Instead, speak up and condemn terrorism, defend your role in the way of life that we all share here in Australia."

I'll be interested in seeing what their response will be....

11:47 AM Sep 16, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

The Pope discusses theology and as a result spiritual struggle breaks out worldwide.

Captain Ed tells us why.

10:31 AM Sep 11, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Lileks remembers 9/11.

Also, in an accompanying Screedblog, he writes:

As a wise man once said: we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

Unless the price is too high, the burden too great, the hardship too hard, the friend acts disproportionately, and the foe fights back. In which case, we need a timetable.

12:11 AM Sep 9, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

ABC Fascists Rethink Partisan Attack

Democrat leaders are furious over an upcoming ABC dramatization of the 9/11 tragedy that unfairly portrays President Clinton as too distracted by Monica Lewinsky to pursue Osama Bin Laden. It's clearly a partisan attack, intended to divide Americans at a time they should all be uniting behind Democrats. As President, Bill Clinton was perfectly capable of both defending this nation from terrorists AND ejaculating all over the hired help. That's what true leadership is all about. Madeline Albright and others who worked with The Man from Hope insist that given the opportunity, a court-issued warrant, permission from the International Community, a green-light from the ACLU, and a thumbs-up from the public opinion polls, there's nothing that would have stopped him from going after Osama Bin Laden. They are demanding that ABC scrap the miniseries entirely, for while installing porn filters on library computers will lead us down the path to totalitarianism, censorship to protect Bill Clinton's legacy from right-wing smearmongers is essential for a healthy democracy.

In the spirit of national unity, ABC has agreed to remove any footage that makes Clinton or members of his cabinet look like ineffectual boobs. The new, more historically accurate movie will be five minutes long with 6 hours of commercials. In the drama's only scene, a senile, doddering Ronald Reagan is discouraged from capturing Osama Bin Laden by a domineering Nancy Reagan who, on the advice of her astrologer, instructs him instead to lay flowers on Hitler's grave and then beat up some queers for Jesus.

Democrat leaders concede that while the revised film takes some liberties with the facts, it captures perfectly the essence of the Reagan presidency and should air in its entirety. They furthermore encourage anyone wishing to learn what REALLY went on in the Clinton White House to urge their local libraries remove the porn filters from their computers so they can Read More About It.

Ha ha ha ha ha!

10:32 PM Sep 4, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Donnah and Scoliosis Barbie present a roundup of recent blog entries.

You'll laugh, you'll cry.

You might soil your undies. I'm just sayin'.

10:33 AM Sep 1, 2006

by Rob Ritchie

Minimalist webpage design.

I actually like it. Good job, Ed, even if you do hate HTML.