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Does Virginia really need a “Bully Bill?”

Chris and Kim Brancato knew something was wrong when their 12-year-old son came home with bruised ribs. Teachers “thought it was horseplay,” and the boy never told his parents he was being bullied. So the bullies kept beating him up, his grades began to slip, and the Fluvanna Middle School honor roll student tried to kill himself. Only after the ... Read More »

FBI: “Catholic” MS-13 won’t team up with Islamic terrorists!?!

If Michael Chertoff is confirmed as Department of Homeland Security chief, he’ll have his hands full reconciling conflicting positions within the administration regarding reported gang-terrorist activity. By now, many of us have heard of the reported link between El Salvadoran-based gang Mara Salvatrucha — MS-13 for short — and Islamic terrorists. (Michelle Malkin has good background here) In this morning’s ... Read More »

Prediction: Dem. Gov. Phil Bredesen in ’08

I’ve been sitting on this one for a few days. A few months actually. Look for TN Gov. Phil Bredesen to make a run for the Democratic nomination for president in ’08. He’s a fiscal conservative and frankly, a better budget trimmer than his predecessor Gov. Don Sundquist, a so-called Republican. He’s also closed a loop hole that allowed illegal ... Read More »

“Tis the season to attack Wal-Mart

On my way home from a Christmas shopping trip to the Sam’s Club in Charlottesville this weekend, I noticed about a dozen protestors outside Wal-Mart. A few signs caught my attention: “VIOLENT TOYS = VIOLENT BOYS” and “YOU DON’T HAVE TO KILL TO BE A HERO” If you follow the logic, the next time Ann Coulter gets a pie thrown ... Read More »

Reporter bias revealed

Edward Lee Pitts is a reporter for a newspaper whose motto is “To Give the News Impartially, Without Fear or Favor.” Yet according to an email posted on the Drudge Report, Pitts was far from impartial when he helped stage a question from a soldier to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. In the email addressed to Chattanooga Time Free Press staffers, ... Read More »

Dowd disses conservative Christians

Nothing scares secular lefties more than an election where some 60 million Americans cast a vote for — gasp! — a President who finds great comfort in his faith. Beltway blasphemy! Republicans call it winning an election. Maureen Dowd calls it “merging church and state.” And as the reality of a victorious conservative electorate sinks in, Dowd says she is ... Read More »

What they won’t mention at Arafat’s funeral

This letter is one of many collected by Israeli intelligence officials showing Yasser Arafat’s involvement in bankrolling terrorist activity. Just days after the 9-11 attacks, the PLO cut this deal with Arafat: The Palestinian Liberation Organization The Palestinian National Authority The President’s Bureau To the Fighting President Brother Abu Amar, may the Lord protect you, Greetings, I hereby request you ... Read More »

B.S. quotes T.J.

The Thomas Jefferson quote Barbra Streisand used for her November 8 statement regarding Bush’s re-election first appeared on Democratic Underground by a poster claiming to be Elizabeth Edwards: “A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is ... Read More »

ABC News Prez Attacks “Opinion”

In a speech at Harvard University this week, ABC News President David Westin warned against commentary in the news media: “The more time we express our opinions, the less time we have to talk about the facts.” Westin still doesn’t get it. He is is still stuck in the old-news mentality, the one that gave us three networks, three newsmen. ... Read More »

Information drop-outs: stay home.

I’ve never watched his cartoons but South Park co-creator Matt Stone is on to something: “It doesn’t matter who you’re gonna vote for. If you really don’t know who you’re gonna vote for, or are uninformed, or haven’t really thought about it? Just stay home.” (San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 17, 2004.) Amen! There’s a reason why our founding fathers made ... Read More »