Friday, March 31, 2006

They Believe Their Own Spin

Yeah. That's it. The reason we invaded Iraq four years ago was to stop that country from going into civil war. Yeah. That's the ticket.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Baseball Season About to Start

BASEBALL!! Can't wait. Go Brewers.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Smackdown: Redux

I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder. Peter DiGuadio at Texas Hold'em Blogger thinks that Sean Hannity really laid a good one into Alec Baldwin while appearing on WABC Radio, hosted by Brian Whitman. The thrashing was so severe, he claims, that this was the reason Baldwin stormed out of the studio.

Well, things got a little too personal when Mark Levin asked why Baldwin's wife was so pissed off, prompting Baldwin to leave. Otherwise, I think Baldwin gave as good as he received. And, of course, once again, he was set up. Conservatives are the big cowards.

But this is typical behavior for Hannity (who is as boorish as it comes), Levin, DiGuadio and most right wingers. Well, here's one lefty who can swing with the best...Hey Sean, are you still boinking man-woman, Ann Coulter, or haven't you figured you have to approach her from behind?

There, is that vile enough for you hypocrites?

Another Conservative Lie Exposed Thanks to Kos

Another reason why you should discount anything Republicans, conservative columnists and talk show hosts (Patrick McIlheran, Charlie Sykes) and right wing bloggers (Jessica McBucher, Texas Hold 'em Blogger, etc.) tell you...

h/t Daily Kos

Howard Kallogian, a Republican candidate in the CA-50 special election, posted this picture, which he claims he took in Bahgdad:

He argues the picture is proof that Iraq is 'calm' and 'stable' contrary to press reports.

A few posters doubted this statement. One noted that the women were wearing western clothing, couples were holding hands and signs were in roman script.

Ah ha. It's discovered that the picture is actually of the Istanbul suburb of Bakirkoy...Turkey, not Iraq.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

You Betcha: It's The Media's Fault

Monday, March 27, 2006

Insult of the Day

Patrick McIlheran has claimed he wants to promote civil discourse between left and right, but then he insults the people who are involved in the anti-war referendums by implying they somehow do not support the troops.

If you aren’t in a town holding a referendum but want to do something for our
soldiers anyhow, you can check America Supports You, a site run by the
Department of Defense to let people cheer on the soldiers.

Seems to me that the people holding these referendums to get our troops HOME, support them more than McIlheran who simply wants to cheer them on. “Go guys go, sorry you lost your big toe.”

And then, he has another piece on tolerance in San Francisco. The article he links to describes the efforts of Ron Luce, leader of a group of 25,000 Christian Evangelicals, who came to San Francisco to combat the “virtue terrorism" of popular culture.” McIlheran displays his hypocrisy by failing to note that the group involved, which is led by Ron Luce, has been praised by Rev. Jerry Falwell and Fox News commentator Sean Hannity (well known tolerant guys), and that much of the statistical backing for the horrors Luce claims comes from TV is provided by a group that is funded by the hyper-conservative and ultra-tolerant Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundations.

The "fair and balanced" McIlheran cannot get his facts straight either. Jessica McBucher is not a journalism prof as he states, she is a lecturer. Big difference.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Afghan Court Drops Case Against Christian Because of Conservative Bloggers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Sunday dismissed a case against a man who converted from Islam to Christianity because of a lack of evidence and because of the efforts of conservative bloggers back in the U.S., officials said.

The announcement came as U.S.-backed President Hamid Karzai faced mounting pressure from conservative bloggers such as Texas Hold’em Blogger, spottedhorse2 and Boots and Sabers to free Abdul Rahman, a move that risked angering Muslim clerics here and those bloggers who threatened to write in capital letters (a tactic known in blogging circles as yelling).

An official closely involved with the case told The Associated Press that it had been returned to the prosecutors for more investigation, but that in the meantime, Rahman would be released.

"The court dismissed today the case against Abdul Rahman for a lack of information, for a lot of legal gaps in the case and because of the pressure from bloggers in the states," the official said Sunday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and because if he did, bloggers would be able to track his e-mail address and call him out.

In another decision today, Islamic clerics have decided to call off further demonstrations against Denmark because of the calls of support for that little country from conservative bloggers.

A point was made that the actions by the bloggers in support of Rahman and for Denmark were really insignificant, much like the anti-war referendums that they disdain, but conservative bloggers refused to acknowledge the hypocrisy.

However, Afghan tribesmen did profess a quiet respect for the website Boots and Sabers, given their fondness for swords and horseback riding.