Posted by: ST on September 5, 2006 at 11:59 pm

Here are a few quick stories/links I’ve been remiss in posting about today – trying to get back into the blogger groove after some light blogging over the holiday weekend:

— The President gave a war on terror speech today on the close-to five year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Here’s the transcript. He also released a document today called the “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism“, a strategy he says we’ve been pursuing since 9-11.

— The lefty blogosphere is in need of a wahmbulance, apparently, as they are still up in arms over ABC’s upcoming docudrama about 9-11, which makes me even more interested in watching it than I was before. All this hoopla over it makes me think that perhaps the docudrama doesn’t whitewash the Clinton administration’s miserable failures on the emerging and growing AQ threat like the 9-11 Commission did. Good. Hugh Hewitt blogs about some possible edits ABC will be making to the movie.

— The Federal Electoral Tribunal in Mexico has declared the conservative candidate Felipe Calderon the winner in Mexico’s hotly contested presidential elections. His main rival, Manuel Lopez Obrador, is promising a ‘parallel leftist government from the streets.’ See Gateway Pundit for more links on that story.

— Condolences go to blogger Joshua Micah Marshall – his father passed away from a heart attack two weeks ago. Joshua has blogged a touching story about it today. (Hat tip: Kim Priestap)

Jason blogs about the Big Kaboom (not to be confused with former NCSU visiting prof Dr. Kamau Kambon) that wasn’t. His post is about how ‘experts’ had been predicting earlier this year that there would be a massive wave of Hispanics registering to vote over the immigration issue. So far, that prediction has fallen way off the mark.

— Matt at Blackfive has a new book out called The Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Looks like a must-read.

Greg Tinti has video of the Perky One’s debut on CBS Evening News tonight. El Rushbo will be doing a 90 second guest segment on Thursday. More links on this via Malkin. Fellow NC blogger Mary Katharine Ham provides some thoughtful commentary on la Couric’s deubt.

Tom Maguire examines an article of David Corn’s in which Corn discusses what Valerie Plame’s role supposedly actually was at the CIA. Corn, along with Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff, dropped the bomb last week with the news that it was not-so-fond-of-the-Iraq-war Dep. Sec. of State Richard Armitage who admitted to ‘leaking’ Plame’s name back in 2003 – done so without malicious intent.

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  • 11 Responses to “Quickies”


    1. Phil says:

      “The Path To 9/11”
      The lobbying reportedly includes efforts directed at former Democratic Senator George Mitchell, whom I believe is still Chairman of the Disney company, if I’m not mistaken so if the Democrats get their way, who knows they will succeed in rewriting history again.

      Don’t put it past them.:-w:-w

    2. camojack says:

      Don’t you love me anymore, or has my blog become too apolitical for ya? :((

    3. Phil says:

      Come on camojack pull yourself together now.
      A fella like yourself who grooves on a Harley and Loves Star Trek can’t be all bad.:-w:-w

    4. Fat Tone says:

      I like quickies. ;)

    5. sanity says:

      Ah such sensitivity…..

      Jewish man removed from airplane for praying

      Some fellow passengers are questioning why an Orthodox Jewish man was removed from an Air Canada Jazz flight in Montreal last week for praying.

      The man was a passenger on a Sept. 1 flight from Montreal to New York City when the incident happened.

      The airplane was heading toward the runway at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport when eyewitnesses said the Orthodox man began to pray.

      “He was clearly a Hasidic Jew,” said Yves Faguy, a passenger seated nearby. “He had some sort of cover over his head. He was reading from a book.

      “He wasn’t exactly praying out loud but he was lurching back and forth,” Faguy added.

      The action didn’t seem to bother anyone, Faguy said, but a flight attendant approached the man and told him his praying was making other passengers nervous.

      “The attendant actually recognized out loud that he wasn’t a Muslim and that she was sorry for the situation but they had to ask him to leave,” Faguy said.

      The man, who spoke neither English nor French, was escorted off the airplane.

      Read the rest HERE.

      So praying is not allowed?

      I sat behind a woman that reeked of some God-awful perfume, and I mean REEKED like she bathed in the stuff, on a small commuter plane. The whole time I had my nose stuck tothe cieling to the airvent because I could barely breathe it was so bad. Does that mean I can now have someone like that thrown off the plane because of smell?

      How about if it bothers me they are dressed funny?

      What if they are scared of flying and are mumbling to themselves?

      Where does it stop and common sense begins?

    6. sanity says:

      More BDS….

      Around 75 top professors and leading scientists believe the attacks were puppeteered by war mongers in the White House to justify the invasion and the occupation of oil-rich Arab countries.


      Professor Steven Jones, who lectures in physics at the Brigham Young University in Utah, says the official version of events is the biggest and most evil cover up in history.

      He has joined the 9/11 Scholars for Truth whose membership includes up to 75 leading scientists and experts from universities across the US.


      In essays and journals, the scientists are giving credence to many of the conspiracy theories that have circulated on the internet in the past five years.

      They believe a group of US neo-conservatives called the Project for a New American Century, set on US world dominance, orchestrated the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to hit Iraq, Afghanistan and later Iran.

      Read the rest HERE.

    7. Baklava says:

      Not me Fat Tone… ;)

      Wow Sanity. Insane stuff.