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Jun 15th 2006

web gems

ESPN has theirs, i have mine.

number 1: tom alday, citing the washington times’ coverage of liberal bloggers and politicians in vegas. in a speech at the stratosphere,

washtimes: The line that earned [warner] the most enthusiastic applause with hoots and hollers was his call for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to be fired.

But seconds later, Mr. Warner said that “we are all glad to see the end of” terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi. That line was followed by silence.

= = =

alday: Aww, almost like a moment of silence for their fallen hero.

indeed. what also makes this post notable is, in the comments, he responds to someone on a different topic and refers to internet explorer as “a**-ware.” classic. check it out.

number 2: interested participant, opining on the guantanamo suicides

My take on the situation is that fanatics killing themselves is not, at all, an unusual event. And, in all candor, I’d much rather fanatics commit suicide in a cell as opposed to a bus or restaurant crowded with innocents. [source]

“democracy now!” blamed the suicides on the inmates’ despair at their indefinite detentions. “democracy now!” didn’t mention the constant parade of suicides going on in iraq, israel, and elsewhere, and how those seem to happen just fine without any orange jumpsuits or forced feedings.

number 3: michelle malkin on the pendleton 8 and the ACLU’s lack of interest in their case

Not a peep heard yet from the American Civil Liberties Union. The website of the self-anointed crusaders for individual rights contains hundreds of articles on the rights of al Qaeda suspects and an indignant press release on the suicides of Guantanamo Bay detainees. But no mention of the Camp Pendleton Eight. [source]

number 4: scott ott on the democrats’ reaction to zarqawi’s death

Democrats Vow to Fight On After Zarqawi Loss [full article]

the title actually says a lot, but then it just gets better.

One Response to “web gems”

  1. doug

    Here is my favorite part of Susan G. describing YearlyKos and Tim Blair’s amusing response:

    The media is, of course, in fascinated attendance and it seems like every fourth person you run into is here covering the phenomenon of…us.

    We’re worth it, too. We are something else.

    You are only 1,000 people at the Riviera Hotel. Check the attendance at these conventions, also scheduled for Vegas this month:

    * Western States Roofing Contractors Association: 4,000
    * Las Vegas Hair & Nail: 12,000
    * Electrical Apparatus Service Association: 4,000
    * Intl Esthetics Cosmetics & Spa Conference: 33,000
    * Coffee Fest: 8,000
    * Casino Chips & Gaming Token Collectors: 5,000
    * Truck Show: 30,000

    Kinda puts this little party in perspective, doesn’t it? These netroots folk amount to just one-fourth of the Electrical Apparatus Service community.

    I was even more interested in the fact that the “Western States Roofing Contractors Association” drew 4x as many people.