Freedom Never Cries

Found via Ace, who got it off John Miller at the Corner, Five For Fighting's John Ondrasik gives us a chance to decide what kind of world we want and he gives us this video to help us decide. It's very moving. Apparently the old man in the pawn shop is a medal of honor winner - one of our our everlasting heroesYou'll want to go watch it, and while you do, remember that - media narratives aside - Iran is at work against Democracy in the Middle East, and oh yeah, it seems Saddam did have ties … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Soros behind the curtain, illusions & the ’08 vote – UPDATED

On the endless go-rounds about illegal immigration I wrote a while back:What if it’s all an illusion, just like the Cinco de Mayo “nationwide protests” by Hispanics was an ‘06 (election year) illusion that had nothing behind it in ‘07 (no elections). What if everyone is being played a little bit, here, being prompted to emotional reactionaryism as a means of reaching into and infecting those Americans of good-will who until the “flashpoint” and the sudden hue-and-cry couldn’t be moved to hate? … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Sheehan’s usefulness played out, she’s gone

So, Cindy Sheehan's overlong 15 minutes have come to a slightly whiney close as she realizes - finally - that the Democrats and the left only loved her as long as she was doing their bidding emotion-tapping, Bush-bashing, Jackson-hugging, insurgent-encouraging, Chavez-hugging, camera-mugging, headline-grabbing, mob-collecting tool of distraction and obfuscation thing, meant to drive down the president's poll numbers and support for his efforts to keep terrorist attacks from our shores.I … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Shame of Plame stays mainly on…the Plame!

I meant to link to this terrific post by Ed Morrissey before my computer started acting up, and I can't not link to it, now, because I simply adore his righteous and exquisite wrath:The more I think about this, the angrier I get -- and not just at Patrick Fitzgerald. Richard Armitage confessed to the DoJ in October 2003, and then sat on his ass for the next three years as the media and the Left play this into a paranoid fantasy of conspiracies and revenge. I know Armitage dislikes Rove, … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Judge Taylor Roundup

I have so much stuff opened on this, I'll just put it all together for your easy reference:Check out Jonah Goldberg's smart piece on constitutional double standards.BEAR IN MIND: The tools Judge Taylor and the left want out of the reach of the US are the tools which are foiling terror attacks in England.Read Ann Althouse's excellent, rich-in-irony Op-ed in the NY Times, and she's got a rousing comments thread as well. And Volokh also has a rowdy piece on it.Hugh Hewitt links to Law Prof … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Hugh Hewitt sums it up perfectly

It must be increasingly obvious even to New York Times' reporters that the article of June 23 did enormous damage to the United States' ability to "follow the money," a damage that may become complete as countries such as Belgium and Canada review their support for the use of the program data by the CIA.Lichtblau's, Risen's and Keller's place in journalism history is secure. Even loyal friends and allies should at this point fall silent. There is no defense to be made and no counterattack to … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

“A good program is over…” UPDATED

UPDATE: The new line from folks in the media is, what secret? Everyone knew this!. Which makes one ask, then why was it a front page story????The perfidy and folly of the NY Times has spooked the "international community". But they didn't do any harm to the program, or anything. Also read scathing and brilliant satire on the NYTimes editorial decisions.End Update.Ed Morrissey gives us a heads up to an interview between Thomas Kean, the 9/11 Commission chairman, and Byron York of NRO. … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Awright, cool yer jets, my fellows!

In scanning some conservative forums, I am seeing a lot of "Bush needs to prosecute the NY Times and if he does not, then he's a wimpdisappointmentblah-blah-blah" type stuff.Please. Even the normally level-headed James Pinkerton is calling Bush "yella" in 22pt balony italics and wondering why instant gratification is not possible.Look, it's easy - and understandable - to want to mount a few obnoxious media heads to the wall, and it feels good to say "prosecute 'em." But the truth is, to try … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Keller is well-pummeled; you don’t need me! UPDATED

:::Scroll down for updates:::Lately, I find that when the blogs are swarming on an issue there are enough writers writing well on an issue - for example, the issue of Bill Keller and the NY Times' perfidy - that I don't really need to throw my less-impressive pearls out into the 'sphere.I do like Glenn Reynolds' response to Keller's most childish and specious statement. Keller wrote - unbelievably - Some of the incoming mail quotes the angry words of conservative bloggers and TV or radio … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

NY Times pushing to be charged? UPDATED

Related: Keller is well-pummeled, you don't need me.UPDATE: Do not miss Dr. Sanity's roundup which includes a link to this Jack Kelly piece on how Time Magazine spikes stories that are "too heroic." Yes, it's relevant. Also, give a read over at at The Scratching Post - CTCat is a marketer who is wondering if perhaps the NY Times IS deliberately trying to provoke the WH into making charges against them: I suggest that the NYT is hoping, praying, begging the Bush administration to take them … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK