Thursday, November 21, 2002

Top Al-Qaeda Thug Captured

The US has snagged Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri the chief of al-Qaeda's Persian Gulf operations and is suspected to be responsible for planning the USS Cole bombing in 2000. Score one for the good guys.
My Cool Site of the Day

It's Disco Bush!

The implementation of a state lottery has been an issue in Tennessee lately. On this last election day, a referendum was passed to allow the state legislature act on starting a lottery. Many Democrats have been supportive of it, arguing that it will help solve the state’s current budget woes and will aid the funding of education. Now here’s my question: why do many liberals endorse a lottery? Most or at least a sizable minority of those who buy lottery tickets are relatively poor or lower middle class. If you use the lottery to finance education aren’t you funding it on the backs of the Poor and Downtrodden®, the very people that liberals claim to protect and cherish? Of course, nobody holds a gun to their head and forces them to head to the local Kwik-E-Mart to get a ticket.

Now, I oppose a lottery since it bloats the size of government. Some might be proponents of a lottery in Tennessee since they believe it will take pressure off of having a state income tax. But the lottery will only be a temporary “solution.” The lottery will generate more revenue, but it doesn’t solve the underlying problem of wasteful spending. Will spending still not under control, we’ll be back in the same spot that we are in now.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Would You Like Some Cheese WIth That Whine, Mr. Daschle?

Soon-to-be Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle complains about how those mean conservatives have been treating him:

What happens when (radio talk show host) Rush Limbaugh attacks those of us in public life is that people aren't satisfied just to listen," the South Dakota Democrat explained. "They want to act because they get emotionally invested. And so, you know, the threats to those of us in public life go up dramatically, on our families and on us, in a way that's very disconcerting."

Leftist politicians bashing conservative radio isn't anything new. Back in 1995, Bill Clinton and the media basically blamed the "hate speech" and "anti-government rantings" of conservative talk show hosts, Rush Limbaugh in particular, for the Oklahoma CIty bombing.
Byron v. Dreher

Dr. Mark Byron has an excellent reply to Rod Dreher's condescending piece on premillenialism.
Cry Me a River

Muslim groups are taking credit for pushing President Bush to rebuff "right-wing evangelical leaders who made a series of offensive, ignorant and racist statements against Islam and Prophet Mohamed," says the Saudi Arabian-based Arab News.

Basically we have been seeing this rising tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US — from right-wing commentators and evangelical Christian leaders – and there has been a barrage of anti-Muslim hate speech.

“There was a resounding silence from the president and other elected officials — and we felt that their silence equaled acceptance. On several occasions, we asked the president to speak out on this issue, and he, and Secretary of State Colin Powell, finally did,” said Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director at CAIR, the Washington-based Council on American Islamic Relations.

Well, bravo for y'all. By the way, most Evangelical Christians and conservative commentators don't hate Muslims, it's just that they have been critical of some aspects of Islam that seem to indicate that's it's jimmy-dandy to go and blow yourself up, taking a few innocent bystanders with you.

“I think it was clear that this rhetoric was so damaging to America’s image around the world, that they just had to do something,” said Hooper. He said he didn’t know if the president would continue to speak out in defense of Islam. “We don’t know, but when they start a policy line like this, other officials carry it forward, so hopefully that’s the case, here.”

“It is encouraging that President Bush responded, and that (Secretary of State) Colin Powell also spoke out positively. We welcome it and we appreciate it,” said Rizwan Jaka, president of ADAMS (the All Dulles Area Muslim Society), in Herndon, Virginia.

“It is something that was needed, because people were starting to wonder why the administration had not responded thus far.

“There were definitely a lot of people in the community who were starting to feel quite frustrated and disappointed that these attacks were occurring against Muslims, and nobody in the administration was responding.”

I might run the risk of sounding insensitive here, but it's rather hard for me to feel sorry for these fellows. If one was to create a list of the persecuted peoples of the world, American Muslims wouldn't even crack the top 100. Those who would make that list, however, are Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, and members of other reiligions living in Saudi Arabia where it is against the law to establish a church or even to profess a faith other than Islam. Yet, has CAIR, ADAMS, or Arab News decried this oppression? I think not. As far as the "attacks" go, Evangelical Christians and conservative commentators are critical of Islam, but don't harbor any animosity toward Muslims themselves.
Another Bit o' Wisdom for Thee

No matter how down you may be feeling, always remember:

Bill Clinton is not the President anymore nor will he ever be again.
Amen, Brother

I'm not going to say "gutter." That's what we're supposed to say now, instead of Qatar — instead of "Qa-TAHR." It's the latest thing. From time immemorial — defined as the moment of my birth on — we've said "Qa-TAHR." All red-blooded Amurricans say "Qa-TAHR." But the other day, I even heard Condi Rice — the otherwise unimpeachable Condi Rice — say "gutter." I almost busted a gut.

--Jay Nordlinger in today's NRO

Even though I'm a huge Condi Rice fan, I must say she has a rather bad habit of using these high-falutin "alternate pronunciations." One time a year ago I saw her on Fox News Sunday and pronounced the word ally as "ah-lay," not as "al-lie." Though, recently she seems to be pronouncing it like regular folk.
A Bit o' Wisdom for Thee

"Foreign policy is not a philosophy seminar"

--From Dinesh D'Souza's Letters to a Young Conservative that I skimmed through in the campus bookstore.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Alan Wolfe in the Boston Globe pens a good column on how elements of the Right and Left are wrong to call America an empire. A snipet:

Still, despite the endorsement the notion of an American empire has received from writers across the political spectrum, something is missing from the analysis. There is more to having an empire than simply the possession of great power. Empire presupposes the existence of a military establishment that is charged with the task of insuring, through the threat and use of force, that local and regional conflicts are settled by the application of imperial power. Understood that way, the imperial model does not match American foreign policy as it has actually developed since the end of the Cold War: Indeed, we fear empire rather than welcome it.

Department of Self-Irony

Two days before the election Michael Moore, mountain-sized Leftist film maker, wrote an article for his website calling for a "Payback Tuesday" against the President:

"Well, folks, Tuesday is the day! The day that George W. gets taught a long overdue lesson. The day that we, the MAJORITY -- the 52% who never elected him -- get our chance to reclaim a bit of our former democracy (back when ALL the votes used to be counted). What if, on Tuesday, all of us, regardless of our political stripe, and just for the fun of it, decided to serve one big-a** eviction notice that said, you have two years to remove yourself from the premises-and you had better not damage anything on your way out? I think we can give Bush the Mother of all Shellackings on Tuesday."

Cute. Sadly for Mr. Moore, election day would become "Republicans Smack the Idiot Democrats Upside the Head Tuesday" with the Republicans regaining control of the Senate, increasing their House majority, and holding on to a majority of governorships. Now, instead of being a man and write about wrong he was, our buddy Mike has decided to remove that article from his website. "Sorry, that message doesn't exist" will greet you now is you go to the article's link. Fortunately for us anti-idiotarians, Rachel Lucas has screenshots of Sir Moore's piece of leftist dribble on her blog for the world to enjoy.

Now here's where it gets interesting; our lovable lump of liberal lard was on TechTV Last Thursday being interviewed on his thoughts on the Internet, digital filmmaking, computer game violence, the evil corporate media, etc., etc.:

Moore is extremely suspicious of everything he hears on mainstream TV news and everything he reads in newspapers owned by large media conglomerates. He feels that local TV news in particular has poisoned the American public with unfounded fear. But there is a cure.

"The Internet actually has been the antidote," Moore tells Martin. "The Internet is where you get the truth. It's on the Internet that you can find out what the real facts are."

For once in your life, Mikey, you're right! It comes quite in handy when a certain filmmaker propagandist decides to erase a rather embarrassing column he wrote on his Website.
Good, I don't have to change my map

Alabama Governor Don Siegelman has finally conceded to his Republican challenger, Bob Riley yesterday.

Friday, November 15, 2002

Here's My Iraq Strategerie

Send in the A-Team. Air drop them with the van over Baghdad and within an hour, including commericals, Saddam Hussein will be dead and Iraq will be free. How's that for outside the box thinking?
Blix Concedes Iraqis May Deceive Inspectors Again

Ya think? What was your first clue, Han? Wait, ladies and gentlemen, there's more!

Suggest that Han Blix might need to be aggressive on his mission to ferret out Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, as Steve Kroft did, and the Swedish diplomat cautions that aggression is not permitted under his U.N. charter. So how will he perform his inspections? “We’ll be correct and effective,” he tells Kroft in an interview to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Nov. 17 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.

Now here's the kicker.

“Aggressive is an American quality. You are aggressive in business. That’s fine. Aggression is prohibited under U.N. charter,” Blix tells Kroft. “And as a European, I would rather use the word dynamic and effective.”

Truer words have never been spoken.
Senate votes for pay raise

The way things work in the Senate is that there is a automatic "cost of living" pay increase and in order to stop it, there must be a vote to block it. But Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-WI) motion to block the pay hike was voted down 58-36-6.

With the slumping economy and financial markets, job layoffs and federal budget deficits, "this is the wrong time for Congress to give itself a pay hike," Feingold said in a statement.

Whoa..I agree with a Democrat.

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Pelosi Wins

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wins the House minority leader race against Rep. Harold Ford, Jr (D-TN), 177-29. Ford stepped in to challenge Pelosi after Martin Frost (D-TX) dropped out of the race. Like Frost, Ford portrayed himself as the more moderate alternative to the very Leftist Pelosi. Now many on the left, particularly Alan Colmes of Hannity and Colmes, are whining and pitching hissie fits that conservatives are demonizing Pelosi by calling her a "San Francisco Democrat." Didn't liberals call Newt Gingrich "The Gingrich Who Stole Christmas" and other not-so-kind words?
WorldNetDaily has a transcript of sorts of a skit featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, "starring" parodies of the President and Saddam Hussein.

Bush said Saddam was in violation of the terms by typing his response in the "freedom-hating" Times New Roman font, when Helvetica had been specifically mandated. He also cited Iraq's response within five days instead of seven, but admitted "geometry" was never his strong point.

Nevertheless, the commander in chief said the U.S. was ready to send in inspectors.

"It'll be quite an inspection," said Bush. "We're gonna be sending in a barrage of weapons-inspecting missiles. Yeah, those weapons-inspecting missiles – they'll be able to signal a weapons-free area with a massive explosion."

"Freedom-hating Times New Roman font" -- I busted a gut when I heard this line last night!
Too my devoted reader

Sorry for the lack of posting. A myriad of tests and projects along with sinus problems have worn me down this week. Normal blogging will resume shortly.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Take that, you Yankee tight wads

Mississippi ranks Number #1 on the Generosity Index. with five other Southern states in the top ten. And what state is dead last? Why it's snowy New Hampshire, Mr. Benjamin Kepple's domain.
A "progressive" cause that I can support.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Fresh from The Onion

"Marxists' Apartment A Microcosm of Why Marxism Doesn't Work"

A President good enough to eat.

via Kyle Still
Your own Mini-Me

Amongst all the Nigerian bank account scheme and the "herbal Viagra" spam e-mails, I received an advertisement for this very, very disturbing product.
Fishy Business

Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal reports on some skirting of election laws by a Democratic candidate and her lackeys.

Monday, November 11, 2002

Seen on a bumper sticker

Driver carries only $20 in ammunition.
It was a dark and stormy night…

6:15 PM: I’m by myself in my dorm room having just finished laundering my clothes. Lounging in my chair I’m watching the local Fox affiliate’s weatherman with his Super Duper Ultra-High Tech Doppler Storm Tracker Radar 3000 (with PanicVision)®
show a large string of red blobs surrounded by layers of yellow and green on a map. Some of those menacing red blobs were over Batesville, MS moving westward. “Hmm,” I think to myself, “Batesville is 20 miles to the west of Oxford. That means that the storm front will be here soon.” A threatening tornado-producing storm is about to bear down on this little college town and what do I do? Drive to the local Sonic Drive-In, of course! “It’ll be a while before it hits here and I’m really in the mood for a No. 2 hamburger and a Route 44 orange slush.”

6:20 PM: I trek out to be car in the parking lot here at Kincannon Hall and the sky to the west is lit up like the 4th of July; not with fireworks, but lightning. “Better hurry.” A few minutes later while I’m driving through campus the air-raid sirens go off. “I really do need to hurry.”

6:25 PM: Arrive at the local Sonic establishment and the very nice young women on the intercom informs me that they aren’t serving anything with the tornado sirens going off. Disappointed (but not angry: I wouldn’t want to be frying fast food when all the city alarms of impending doom are sounding) that I’m not going to get my burger and 44 ounces of orange slush bliss, I head back to the dorm and try to scrounge up something.

6:30 PM: I make it to the 4-way stop that’s right before Kincannon. Then the flood gates of the heavens open up with the atmospheric wind machine on full blaze. I manage to find a parking spot about 60-70 feet away from the door to the building. “On the count of three: One. Two. Three.” I dart out of my car and into the wailing maelstrom. Make to the door to the lobby, my clothes and hair are drenched, my glasses have thousands of droplets clinging to the front of them. Check to see if all my limbs are in place and functioning. Still working. Check to see if any tree limbs have pierced my precious body. None. Check to see that my wallet is still in my back pocket and my keys in my front left pocket Still there. With all vital systems checked out, I make by way to my room, conveniently situated on the first floor. Fortunately the power’s still on so I turn on the TV to see the latest on the weather. Static and white noise. Okay, the cable’s out; I try the Internet. Server’s down. With my two main sources of information down, I turn on my radio and scan through the stations. Classical…Pop...Country…Rock…R&B…Country…Rap…Country…Country…Country… Spend several dialing through with no weather reports at all. Flick to AM: Static…Static…Static…Black Gospel…Static…Static…Static…Old Time Country…Static…Static…Static…, well, you get the idea.

8:50 PM: Spent the last few hours listening to my CDs and playing games on my laptop. The Storm of the Century of the Week as long since abated, cable and Internet are still out, but everything else seems to have returned to normal. Power goes out. I grab my fat pen-light-than-can-turn-into-in-a-book-light and turn off my laptop, currently the only source of light in my room. After ten minutes the power staggers back to life...and then after another ten minutes lies back down. And the coup de grace, the fire alarm goes off (from what I overheard, apparently the power going on and off tripped the alarm somehow.) I and the all the residents of Kincannon pile out into the parking out where we wait for 40 minutes before the fire department can arrive and give the all clear. The lights turn back on, receiving the applause of us residents, a few minutes before we head back into the building. Back in the room, the cable and Internet are also restored and all is well, this time for good.

Sheesh, the one Sunday that I miss church…
Veteran's Day

A hearty salute to all those who have served and are serving this country in the military.

Sunday, November 10, 2002

Finished dodging a bad storm front, full account tomorrow.

Saturday, November 09, 2002


Ole Miss mauled by Georgia 17-31

The Times Online: "All change as Eminem hailed as new Elvis"

Eminem as new Elvis? For one thing, Elvis didn't use a huge amount of profanity (in public, at least) like Eminem. And another: Elvis loved his mama.

Friday, November 08, 2002

2nd Chances

District Judge Charles Pickering is going to get another shot at 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. His nomination went down in flames last summer after Democrats who controlled the Judiciary Committee did the bidding of left-wing pressure groups and voted against have a Senate floor vote. With the Republicans soon to be in charge, Pickering's nomination (which President Bush never withdrew) is sure to be passed out of the Orrin Hatch-run committee and win Senate approval. I have to say I feel somewhat sorry for that vast alliance of liberal groups; all that hard work put into characterizing Pickering as racist homophobic right-wing fanatic now all for naught.

via Magnolia Report

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Bible Scripture for the Day

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

--2 Corinthians 2:15-17
Cheney Is Staying On..., anybody who's ordered a large shipment of Bush-Rice 2004 bumper stickers just might want to cancel it.
So Long...

Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri), House minority leader, is giving up his post. He's been trying to get the Speakership ever since the Republicans took over in 1994, but with the Dems failing to win a majority this go-round, he's quitting his leadership role & going to try to focus on a Presidential run for 2004. That leaves San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi and Texas Rep. Martin Frost vying for the top Dem gig. Pelosi is definitely the poster child for the far-left wing of the party which makes the very liberal Frost "moderate" in comparsion. Illustrating this is their ratings from the America Conservative Union: Pelosi 0/100 for 2001 and a 2/100 lifetime rating for 15 years of service; Frost, 25/100 for 2001 and a 16/100 for 23 years in the House. Pelosi is favored to win it, much to the delight of many conservatives. She'll play right into the old tax-loving, anti-military, abortion-liking, peace-at-all-costs stereotype than Republicans can easily play off of. You think the Dems would have learned that left-populism of Dukakis, Mondale, McGovern doesn't exactly play well with independent voters in the Heartland.
Watching Bill O'Reilly skewer The Right Honorable Grand-Poobah Lord High Commander Reverend (am I forgetting any titles?) Al Sharpton on tax cuts. Hilarious!

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Technical Errors Abound in Broward County

From the Miami Herald:

More than 100,000 votes went missing on Tuesday between the time they were counted by electronic machines and the time they were reported on cable-access television and on the Supervisor of Elections web site.

A glitch in the vote reporting system left a 104,000-vote difference between Tuesday night's totals and those reported late Wednesday.

Election officials said the error has no effect on the outcome of any races, though voter turnout jumped from 35 percent to 45 percent after it was corrected.

All together now, "How do you misplace 100k+ votes?"

Here's how the governorships will be distributed after the 2002 elections. The Democrats made gains in the West and Rust Belt with Republicans picking up offices in the Northeast and South.
Reviewing my Predictions

1.) Mississippi 3rd District: Pickering did win, but with far larger margin that I could have imagined.
2.) Mississippi 2nd District: Thompson won, but LeSeuer did a good bit better than I said he would by getting 43% of the vote.
3.) Tennessee Governor's Race: So much for my Yankee factor. Breseden promised to oppose a state income tax, let's see how long he will.
4.) Tennessee Senate Race: LAMAR! wins with a percentage point less than I figured.
5.) Arkansas Senate Race: As expected, Pryor wins by 1% more that I guessed.
Mississippi 3rd District: Chip Pickering blows out Ronnie Shows, 64%-35%. Wow.
Mississippi 2nd District: Bennie Thompson sails pass Clinton LeSueur, 54%-43%.

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

The Supreme Court of Arkansas has ruled against the judge that ordered for Pulaski County to remain open late
I've seen Tom Daschle on a few of the networks and now Dick Gephardt is talking with Brit Hume on Fox News. Where are Trent Lott and Dennis Hastert? The only other Republican I've seen chatting with the networks is Jeb Bush.
Mitt Romney (R) is leading Shannon O'Brien (D) in the Massachusetts governor race.
Dole wins in NC, Sununu in NH
Jim Talent looking good in Missouri
Thune may be in trouble in South Dakota
Republicans pickup one seat in Senate: Saxby Chambliss wins over incumbent Democrat Max Cleland

...And lose one: Mark Pryor over incumbent Tim Hutchinson

Crap, crap, crap: Democrat Phil Breseden is leading over Republican Van Hilleary in the Tennessee 50%-48%, with 74% of precincts reporting. Also, the lottery proposal seems to have passed, allowing the legislature to pass a bill authorizing it. The good news is that Lamar Alexander has won the Senate seat being vacated by Fred Thompson and anti state income tax state senator, Marsha Blackburn wins the 7th District (my district) in a walk.
Voting Nonsense

A Demcratic Judge has ordered Pulaski County, AR, a predominantly Democratic county, to keep its polls open later to 9:00 PM instead of the regular 7:30 PM. Republicans, obviously are rather annoyed by this. A similar thing happened in St. Louis in 2000 where a judge ordered the polls there to stay open later, but was countermanded by another judge. "Victory and the law be danged," seems to be the Democrats slogan.

via Drudge Report
Good Ol' Fashion Fisking

Christopher Johnson at the Midwest Conservative Journal does a yeoman's job of tearing a Joe Sobran apart.
As Heard on Fox News

The much-maligned Harvey Pitt, SEC Chairman, has resigned.
Yet Another Quiz

via PossumBlog
The Ole Miss Conservative's Mid-South Election Predictions

1. Mississippi 3rd District: Republican Chip Pickering over Democrat Ronnie Shows, 55%-45% This race race pits two incumbents against each other due to MS losing a congressional seat in re-districting. While Shows is a pro-life Democrat, Pickering has effectively pointed out that Shows will vote for a pro-abortion Democratic Speaker. Shows has tried to use the WorldCom (based in Jackson, MS) fiasco to whack Pickering, but to no avail.

2. Mississippi 2nd District: Incumbent Bennie Thompson (D) over challenger Clinton LeSueur (R), 65%-35%. Thompson is your typical ultra-liberal black Democrat and is fairly popular in the majority black district. LeSueur runs an energetic campaign but seems to be "too lightweight" to take on the incumbent. Still, look for LeSueur to be a rising star in the MS GOP.

3. Tennessee Governor's Race: 4th District Congressman Van Hilleary (R) over former two-term Nashville mayor Phil Breseden, 52%-48%. The state income tax issue has played prominently in this race, with both candidates promising to oppose it. Breseden constantly touts his business experience, referring too his creation and running of a medical services company. A major negative for Breseden is the "Yankee Factor," he's from North and has never dropped the accent. It's doubtful that many Tennesseans would want to hear his grating voice (to a Southerner's ears, anyway) for the next 4 years. Even President Bush in a campaign ad for Hilleary mentions that Tennesseeans need a governor "that speaks your langauge."

4. Tennessee Senate Race: former governor and secretary of education Lamar Alexander (R) over 5th District Congressman Bob Clement (D), 55%-45%. The race had been fairly close during the summer, but Alexander has pulled away.

5. Arkansas Senate Race: Democrat Mark Pryor, AR AG, over incumbent Republican Tim Hutchinson, 52%-48%. Divorcing your wife of 29 years and marrying a relatively young staffer isn't the best way to endear your self to a Bible Belt state. Otherwise, Hutchinson should have been running away with race.
Bad Joke Alert

Remember: Republicans vote today, everybody else tomorrow.
You're welcome, Mr. Oglesby.

Monday, November 04, 2002

Me, Whining

I'm getting rather tired of hearing TV pundits say that the election "is too close to call." Yes, it may be true, especially concerning the Senate races, but hearing this phrase being repeated over and over again is driving me batty.
An Independence Party member goes to the US Senate

Gov. Jesse Ventura has appointed Dean Barkley to serve as interim senator, filling the vacancy left by the death of Sen. Wellstone. Mr. Barkley ran in 1994 and again in 1996 for the Senate under the Reform Party banner, gaining enough votes to give his party "major party" status in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (the Reform Party of Minnesota is now the Independence Party, Gov. Ventura's party). Therefore, he's not a complete unknown with Minnesota voters. There's a question as to how long Mr. Barkley will serve. The two prevailing ideas are that he will serve until tomorrow's election results are certified in mid-November or that he will completely finish out the un-expired term of Wellstone's. The Senate will have a lame-duck session after the election, so will be interesting to see whether he will align with the Republicans or Democrats (or align at all, for that matter.)

Saturday, November 02, 2002

For cryin' out loud

Ole Miss clawed by the Auburn Tigers: 24-31.

Friday, November 01, 2002

Pardon my mess, part II

I've switched to the Haloscan commenting system, which hopefully won't be as bug-prone as the old YACCS service. Sadly, this means that any comments you have made on previous posts are not longer linked on the site.
Pardon my mess

As you have noticed, I've changed the template for this 'umble blog. The links sidebar and comments will be up and running fairly soon plus I plan to change the colors to Ole Miss's. For a preview of the new color scheme, check out this little tester blog of mine.
Reason #2,342,674 to dislike Democrats

A Democrat candidate for the US House of Representatives is running a campaign ad trying to link the VA/MD sniper case to her Republican opponent. Now, the Democrats have constantly been whining how the White House and the Mean-Spirited Republicans have "politicized" the Iraq situation; but apparently politicizing the sniper case into a case for gun-control is A-OK.
Fun with Referral Logs

MetaCrawler: Nick Nolte unfair trial

Another cause for the reality-challenged Left, perhaps