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, […]
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 […]
This arrived in the mail today, though there appears to have been a mix-up with the mailing and Murdoc’s not sure if it was intended for him or not. Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget by David Wessel Publication Date: July 31, 2012 David Wessel, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling […]
In 255-67 vote, House places Holder in contempt of Congress 17 Dems voted for. 108 didn’t vote at all.
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. § 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 […]
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 […]
Wisconsin. All this time, all this money, all this whining. Clinton and Obama pulling for the challenger. Busing in voters from out of state. And lost 53-46. What idiots.