Take off, hoser

Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has been transferred to Canada to serve out the remainder of an eight-year prison sentence for having killed an American soldier in a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan: This is the same Khadr who pled guilty at a military commission trial in 2010 to killing one of those 2,000 troops, Army Sergeant […]


Instapundit seems to be keeping up with stories about the media outlets working collaboratively to turn the story of attacks on US consulates and embassies, the tearing down of flags, and the death of the US ambassador to Libya into a reason why Mitt Romney wouldn’t make a good president. A bunch of links here, […]

Ambassador to Libya Killed

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens Killed in Consulate Attack in Benghazi The U.S. ambassador to Libya died as Libya militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The death of Christopher Stevens, 52, on Tuesday came as two American State Department employees were also killed in Benghazi as an 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. […]


A basic difference between the sides: Rights come from government, not God She then goes on try and pass off government restrictions on activity as “rights.” There is a fundamental disconnect here. For all the labels, I think the basic difference between the “sides” is that one sees the government as a power for good […]

Stolen Valor Shot Down

Court Holds Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional In United States v. Alvarez, No. 11-210, a highly anticipated First Amendment case, the Court held six to three that the Stolen Valor Act is unconstitutional. The Stolen Valor Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 704, makes it a federal crime to lie about having received a military decoration or medal, […]


Murdoc’s been vaguely aware of the story about how convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and/or associates are waging a cowardly war against their foes using various forms of harassment, legal action, and apparently SWAT-ting, but he hadn’t read beyond the headlines and lead paragraphs until today. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, I encourage you to […]

Flag Day

I’ve got a friend whose birthday is June 14th. Every June 14th I wish him a happy Flag Day. Anyway, a reader pointed out that while Google had no special “Doodle” logo for Flag Day today, Bing had this: I’ve noted the difference between Google and Bing on various patriotic-sort holidays and anniversaries before, so […]