we still remember mitch hedberg

A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

Jul 12th 2007

A Collection of Mistranslated Persian Idioms

Kindly provided in today’s Washington Times by Arnaud de Borchgrave:
Culled from a wide variety of sources, ranging from Agence France Presse (AFP), the French national news agency, to the London Daily Telegraph, to the Suddeutsche Zeitung Online, to France’s Le Monde and Liberation, Mr. Ahmadinejad spells out the target and the strategy: “This regime [Israel] […]

Jul 12th 2007

Want to make a dirty bomb?

You’ll just need some free time and a postal box.
Congressional investigators set up a bogus company with only a postal box and within a month obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that allowed them to buy enough radioactive material for a small “dirty bomb.”
This is the kind of story that makes me very […]

Jul 3rd 2007

Prediction: Gordon Brown out sooner than later

This is just ridiculous:
Gordon Brown has banned ministers from using the word “Muslim” in ­connection with the ­terrorism crisis.
The Prime Minister has also instructed his team – including new Home Secretary Jacqui Smith – that the phrase “war on ­terror” is to be dropped.
A couple more terrorist attacks by Islamic radicals and this sort nonsense […]

Jun 30th 2007

clinton aides: kean destroying “bipartisan aura” of 9/11 commission

this post was also written a while ago and never published. but it relates to a topic still fresh on many people’s minds — the 9/11 commission and clinton administration misconduct. — travis
excuse me while i vomit.
on the fifth anniversary of the september 11 attacks, ABC will be airing a movie, “the path to […]

Jun 27th 2007

human rights first: ’24’ should be nicer

back in february, news broke that people were upset the show ’24’ depicts aggressive interrogation techniques. this is what i wrote at the time. — travis

Human Rights First recently brought a West Point commander and retired military interrogators to Hollywood for meetings with producers of [fox’s] “24” and ABC’s “Lost” to talk about their […]

Jun 12th 2007

Forget Iran

What about Pakistan?
Gregory Scoblete posits that we should forget Iran for a minute and worry about Pakistan.
While the 2008 presidential candidates are busy fielding questions about how they would confront Iran’s nuclear ambitions, few seem interested in addressing a much more pressing issue: Pakistan.
Hat tip: Tom Barnett.

Apr 26th 2007

Iraq withdrawal would be a disaster

From Newsbusters:
Left-wing blogs loved it when CNN’s Michael Ware rebuked Senator John McCain a few weeks ago, after McCain suggested he could safely walk through areas of Baghdad. But this morning on CNN, Ware took dead aim at Democratic schemes for pulling out of Iraq, saying that debating a U.S. troop withdrawal was “delusional” and […]

Feb 19th 2007

the unmentionable religion (formerly known as the religion of peace)

it’s islam.
but you wouldn’t know it from lots of reports on the recent salt lake city shooting, like this one, where the reporter settles on a perfectly logical reason for the rampage: he grew up in war-torn bosnia! (you know, because we’ve had all these problems lately with bosnian rage and […]

Jan 16th 2007

Jack’s Back


Dec 21st 2006

peace on earth

you know the bumper sticker: ‘visualize whirled peas.’ this is what it would look like.