Monthly Archives: October 2008

Belgium shrugged

Diana West reports on the harrowing case of Bart Debie, who has just begun serving a one-year prison sentence for “racism,” in what Diana describes as “fascistic little Belgium.” If her account of Debie’s case is accurate, then her characterization of Belgium is not far wide of the mark. Debie was a senior police officer in Antwerp in 2003 when, according to Diana’s account, he and several other officers responded »

Obama Shrugged: An update

Washington Post reporter Matthew Mosk returned to the subject of Barack Obama’s online campaign fundraising yesterday in “Obama campaign using untraceable donations.” The story was published on page 2. Mosk reported at the top of the story: Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give »

Rays throw away the book; Phillies triumph

The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series tonight by taking Monday’s suspended game 4-3. The winning run scored thanks in large part to a to lead-off double in the seventh inning by Pat Burrell. The Phillies bunted Burrell’s pinch runner to third [correction-the runner actually move to third on a ground out] and he scored on a single by Pedro Feliz. The main talking point of the game will be »

Live-Blogging the Infomercial

No, I didn’t live-blog it, I boycotted it. After all, it was paid for with money that was obtained, at least in part, through the Obama campaign’s participation in criminal fraud. The least I could do was not watch it. Plus, I was pretty sure it would be excruciatingly boring when it was not infuriating. But Michelle Malkin did watch it. She probably had to; she does this for a »

McCain Campaign Presses L.A. Times on Khalidi

The Los Angeles Times is sitting on a video tape of a notorious farewell party for Barack Obama’s good friend Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi is a former spokesman (albeit perhaps an informal one) for Yaser Arafat’s PLO and a long-time apologist for terrorists who advocates a “one-state” solution for the Middle East, i.e., the eradication of Israel. The L.A. Times has reported that Obama attended the party for his friend, as »

Vets for Freedom call out Jack Murtha

As we have reported, the loathsome Rep. John Murtha is facing a serious challenge in his bid for re-election this year. Now, Vets for Freedom has sent Murtha an open letter imploring him to apologize for having accused a group of United States Marines of killing “innocent civilians in cold blood”. Murtha made this accusation in 2005, during an ongoing investigation into the actions in question. Later, charges were dropped »

Play Ball!

The World Series resumes tonight where it left off on Monday — with Philadelphia batting at the start of the bottom of the sixth inning and the score tied at 2-2. If the Phillies win, the Series is over. If not, it will return to Tampa, and we could have something memorable on our hands. The odds favor the Phillies tonight. First, they have an extra half inning in which »

Coleman Pulling Away

I mentioned last night that intuitively, the momentum in Minnesota’s Senate race seems to be shifting toward Norm Coleman. As well it should–Norm is one of the ablest members of the Senate, and his opponent, Al Franken, is a bitter former comedian with a violent temper who moved from New York to Minnesota to enter the Senate race. In a normal year, it wouldn’t even be a contest. But this »

Siamese Twins

The Obama campaign says it has “no ties” to ACORN, a ludicrous assertion given that the campaign has disclosed to the FEC a payment of $800,000 to ACORN’s subsidiary, Citizens Services Inc. The depth of the relationship between the Obama campaign and ACORN was revealed today when a former ACORN staffer testified in a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Republican Party: A former staffer for an affiliate of the Association »

Don’t Judge Me, Period!

Michael Ramirez brilliantly sums up the Obama campaign’s–and, for the most part, the mainstream media’s–position that the only honorable thing Republicans can do is concede the Presidential election. Click to enlarge: To comment on this post, go here. »

Is “too late” better than “never”?

In the post below, John wonders about the extent to which the money Obama is using to pay for tonight’s five-network infomercial comes from the illegal donations that his campaign has “facilitated and encouraged.” As John observes, we probably will never know the answer. We do know, however, that the television blitz is made possible by the fact that Obama broke his promise to publicly fund his campaign if his »

The Race Is Getting Closer

Barack Obama’s national lead over John McCain is down to two points in Gallup’s “traditional” turnout poll, and this morning Rasmussen Reports has Obama’s lead dwindling to three points. The Rasmussen result is especially significant, I think. Rasmussen uses a more or less constant set of assumptions that could turn out to be wrong, but that provide a solid basis for following trends. In other words, Obama’s lead may or »

If You Missed Fox and Friends This Morning…

…you missed Scott, who was on the show via video feed from Minneapolis, talking about the Obama campaign’s systematic campaign contribution fraud. I missed it too, since Scott with typical modesty didn’t tell us he was going to be on. But my wife happened to catch it. The MSM have assiduously avoided this story, like all others that could interfere with their preferred election outcome, but word is starting to »

Snapshots of the tank

Michelle Malkin lists her top five “Snapshots of the tank” inside which the Obamedia have been swimming during the campaign. It’s too early to speak with any finality on the subject, but I think a shot of the MSM’s ignoring and mangling the story of Obama’s fraud-friendly online credit card operation might make the top 10 or 20 of what will be a very large list. To comment on this »

Obama Shrugged: The Website

We continue to receive reports of dubious (i.e., illegal) donations to the Obama campaign. Yesterday Mark Steyn reported the contribution of “Adolfe Hitler” of 1 Reichstag Building. Herr “Hitler” received a grateful acknowledgement of his contribution: Dear Adolfe, Thanks for joining this movement. It will take all of us working together to bring change to this country, and we wanted to make sure you know about all the opportunities to »

Talk the Vote

Tonight we attended the “Talk the Vote” show, starring Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved and Dennis Prager, that is touring the U.S. The event was sponsored by the Patriot, Salem Radio’s local affiliate. With no advertising other than announcements on the Patriot, the event drew a sold-out crowd of 3,000 to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. It was a great evening. A number of local politicians spoke, including Norm Coleman, Tim Pawlenty, »

The IMF at work and at play

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is a French Socialist politician who currently serves as managing director of the International Monetary Fund. Recently, it came to light that Strauss-Kahn had a sexual relationship with a married subordinate at the IMF. In addition, he recommended the woman for a position as an intern in the research department even though, as the Washington Post puts it, “her qualifications were allegedly below the usual standards.” There were »