Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jawas Fight Marines in Afghanistan


US faces smaller, smarter enemy in Afghanistan
By LARA JAKES (AP)


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Marines on the front lines in southern Afghanistan say there's no question that the militants are just as deadly as the Iraqi insurgents they once fought in Iraq's Anbar Province. The Afghan enemy is proving to be a smaller, but smarter opponent, taking full advantage of the country's craggy and enveloping terrain in eluding and then striking at U.S troops.
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Full story here.

So sad. The Jawa used to be good guys.




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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Just Another Dead Kennedy

Ted Kennedy liked to hear jokes about Chappaquiddick and would ask people if they'd heard any new knee slappers. Driving drunk off a bridge and leaving a woman behind in a car submerged upside down in the water to suffocate in a small air pocket is funny stuff to fat bastards so rich they can buy anything, including their way out of murder.

Ed Klein (1) was a guest yesterday on The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU radio, guest hosted by Katty Kay (2). Beginning 29:45 into the program was the following (I.R. transcription):
Katty Kay: Ed Klein... people are sad at his passing, and yet, celebrating this huge life and his huge long list of accomplishments.

Ed Klein: I think he'd be the last person who would want us, those he left behind, to be morose and full of bathos. I think he...

KK: He would come in with a big guffawing laugh and make us laugh, too.

EK: ... he would... And yes, you're so right, he would, and he'd probably have a joke to tell, as well...

KK: At his own expense!

(30:22)
EK: Well, you know, he'd - (chuckling) I don't know if you know this or not, but one of his favorite topics of humor was Chappaquiddick itself and he'd ask people, "Have you heard any new jokes about Chappaquiddick?" I mean, that is just the most amazing thing. Not that he didn't feel remorse about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, but that he still always saw the other side of everything and the ridiculous side of things, too."



You Tube via Gateway Pundit
That Ted, what a card!





H/Ts Kathy Saidle of the LA Examiner and Jules Crittenden of Small Dead Animals


(1) Edward Klein: Former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine. Frequent contributor to Vanity Fair and Parade. Author of several biographies, including "All Too Human," "Just Jackie," "Farewell, Jackie," "The Kennedy Curse," and most recently "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died."

(2) Katty Kay: Washington based correspondent for BBC News and regularly anchors The Evening News programmes seen on BBC World. Katty brings a truly global perspective to her coverage of American politics as her broadcast journalism career spans more than 15 years and 4 continents. She is also a regular guest analyst on “The Chris Mathews Show,” “The Lehrer News Hour,” and many other news programs.








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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ted Kennedy Dead


Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, the least of the Kennedy brothers, John and Robert, died tonight after a long illness with a brain tumor. Forty years after leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown July 18, 1969 on Martha Vineyard's Chappaquiddick Island, Ted Kennedy died peacefully at his home in Hyannis Port.

Ted Kennedy, senior Democrat Senator with strong socialist leanings from Massachusetts, attended a party on the island that night for a group of women known as The Boiler Room Girls. After drinking a large quantify of alcohol, Kennedy was driving Miss Kopechne home when he drove the car off the bridge and into a canal. Kennedy extricated himself from the vehicle and rather than running to a nearby house with a burning porch light, Kennedy chose to swim to the mainland. He then proceeded to his own home and went to bed.

Later the next day, after the body of the 28 year old Kopechne had been found, Ted Kennedy called police to report the car accident several hours after he awakened and made several phone calls. Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, was sentenced to two months in jail, suspended. He lived forty years as an unconvicted murderer and Democrat Party hero.

Again, Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (born February 22, 1932, is dead, dead, dead August 25, 2009.




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32 Czars Lead the Big Parade...

... and the LA Times says the music is "ominous".


You Tube, pundital
I'm not so sure it's the music.




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Monday, August 24, 2009

News From Beyond the Grave

Jesse Helms (1921-2008), Republican Senator North Carolina, commented on compromise in politics, 1959.

Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?




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