Archive for June 15th, 2006

Jun 15 2006

Arab Street Rises Up

The Arab street rose up to protest sympathy for Zarqawi’s death from Jordanian government officials: Some 3,000 people protested yesterday to condemn Jordanian Islamist MPs for visiting the family of slain Al Qaeda in Iraq chief Abu Musab Al Zarqawi to pay their condolences. From parliament the demonstrators headed for the Radisson SAS, one of […]

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Jun 15 2006

Democrats Remove Jefferson From Committee

In an Alice In Wonderland move the Democrat House caucus voted to remove William Jefferson from his seat on a powerful committee: With members of the Congressional Black Caucus crying double standard, House Democrats met behind closed doors Thursday and voted to strip Rep. William Jefferson of his seat on the Ways and Means Committee. […]

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Jun 15 2006

Link Between Press And Terrorist Attacks

I recall my days starting my blog and how daunting it was last summer. So I am glad to link to a brand new blog with an important discovery: a research paper that shows a connection between media stories and increased attacks by terrorists to get news media attention. I have always felt the connection […]

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Jun 15 2006

More Polling On Immigration

And more proof that the far right is far off on the immigration topic: By 50%-33%, the survey shows, Americans support the views expressed by President Bush and also by businesses, Hispanics and Democratic leaders: that steps to strengthen border security should be combined with a guest-worker program for prospective immigrants and those who have […]

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Jun 15 2006

Complete ‘Al Qaeda In Iraq’ Document

There has been much reporting on the Al Qaeda document outlining the dire straits of Al Qaeda in Iraq. I believe this site has a more complete, if not complete, version of the document in English for those who are interested. I could not help but notice this strategy: To use the media for spreading […]

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Jun 15 2006

Democrats Retreat On Iraq

Instead of forcing America to retreat from Iraq, Democrat Senators retreated en mass themselves on the call to retreat from Iraq in another blow to the ‘cut and run’ and the credibility of the left in this country: The Senate overwhelmingly rejected a call this afternoon for withdrawal of most American combat troops from Iraq […]

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Jun 15 2006

Immigration Solution – Again

The readers here reflect both sides of the immigration debate (the liberal way of full amnesty through immediate citizenship is not supported here).  I can see a coming together in the comments here as people finally give up on not budging and start working towards optimal (and yes comprehensive) solutions.  The following is a response […]

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Jun 15 2006

New Natural, National Monument

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The ex-biologist in me is happy to see this happen: President Bush is creating a vast new marine sanctuary Thursday, extending stronger federal protections to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and its endangered monk seals, nesting green sea turtles and other rare species. The nation’s newest national monument, which will be given a native Hawaiian name […]

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Jun 15 2006

If The Left Wakes Up…

The left has a chance to steal the middle this fall with the Reps so far out of position on immigration. I for one will have an incredibly tough time buying platitudes and promises, but it is possible that sincerity can break out if the dems wake up from their BDS. Here is an example […]

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Jun 15 2006

Repeat The Pete Wilson Debacle In ’06

David Broder points out the path the Republican hard line is on with their ‘make illegal workers felons’ nonsense.  He reminds us of the last time the Rightwing went obsessive and equated people who are trying to make a living and feed-house-raise a family to rapists, murderes and thieves.  The took the largest state in […]

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