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Mike Frank the director of the Notre Dame Football website Irish Eyes has released a free video of Coach Weis answering questions after Day 2 of Spring Practice. Frank's site is considered to be the authority on Irish Football, much better than anything you could get over at Blue and Gold Illustrated, as far as I'm concered.
From the people who brought you appeasement and the rise of Adolf Hitler:
No Shit of the Day
Quote of the Day
NEW YORK POST:
Massive seal slaughter begins in Canada
Ben Stein Opines on Terri Schiavo:
The ACLU against the Minutemen and America
Chrenkoff has the latest Good News from Iraq, Volume 24. Excerpts:
*** A recent poll in Baghdad showed that almost 84 per cent of respondents were against implementing Sharia and instituting an Islamic government.
***The Christian Science Monitor has recently published a reasonably balanced profile of the situation in Iraq two years after liberation. You can read all about the security problems, slow pace of reconstruction, the frustration and nostalgia for the "good old day".
***Experts also note the terrorists' change of tone:
"It is an all-too-familiar ritual. Hours after an attack on an American convoy or an Iraqi police patrol, a brief statement begins appearing on Islamist Web sites claiming the attack was carried out by fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iraq's most wanted man.
"But in the past two weeks, something has changed. Every day now, new messages appear on the Web offering encouragement to resistance fighters, and last week, al-Zarqawi's group started an Internet magazine, complete with photographs and 43 pages of text. Other Islamist groups are joining the effort, including one calling itself the Jihadist Information Brigade."The recent flurry of propaganda from Iraq has a distinctly defensive sound."
The violence here has not let up, but the relatively peaceful elections, and the new movements toward democracy in other Arab countries, appear to have had a dispiriting effect on the insurgents, terrorism analysts say." 'I think they feel they are losing the battle,' said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Institute, an American nonprofit group that monitors Islamist Web sites and news operations. 'They realize there will be a new government soon, and they seem very nervous about the future'."
Irish Spring Football Commences
Lebanon Pro-Syria PM to Quit...again
More good news.
Rice to be 'most traveled secretary of state in history'...
GOP woos blacks, but faces struggle...Winning over more African-Americans promises to be more difficult in Michigan.
"I'll just set out with my cell phone and credit card and run up to the Napa Valley," he said. The credit card is to keep him stocked with food since running burns a lot of calories.
Sharpton wants stations connected to violence punished...A worthy cause "Reverend", but you're about a decade too late.
Federalism Has a Right to Life, Too
Because I love all things old school, and in honor of March Madness, I give you Michael Jordan circa 1982:
I don't recall a single protester calling for more democracy in the Middle East. Nobody protested Syria's occupation of Lebanon or the Damascus regime's program of assassinations and terror. Not a single earnest undergraduate demanded free elections in Iran. No one criticized that great human-rights advocate, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
I Love Environmentalists
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday that Syria's president has agreed to present a firm timetable by early April for a full withdrawal of his country's troops and intelligence agents from Lebanon. I won't hold my breath either.
US-Mexican border as a terror risk
National Geographic Confirms: Hogzilla was Real!!!
Don't tell anyone...but, Winning Iraq war made us safer
Quote of the Day
Liberal Judge, Husband agree to Kill Terry Schiavo by Starvation
A leftist judge in Spain orders the arrest of a pathetic, near-senile Gen. Augusto Pinochet eight years after he's left office, and becomes a human rights hero -- a classic example of the left morally grandstanding in the name of victims of dictatorships long gone. Yet for the victims of contemporary monsters still actively killing and oppressing -- Khomeini and his successors, the Assads of Syria and, until yesterday, Hussein and his sons -- nothing. No sympathy. No action. Indeed, virulent hostility to America's courageous and dangerous attempt at rescue.
FINALLY...Senate votes to open arctic refuge to oil drilling
You're Screwed, California
The Domers Will Appreciate It
Real Feminist of the Day
"I don't think US should be the leader of the world"
And one more MUST READ from noted Muslim Moderate Fouad Ajami: A sudden, powerful stirring
With a little help from the Zionists?
The LA Times stumps for the bloody, murderous, communist, baby-killing regime in North Korea. Shameless and immoral. Cancel your subscription if you haven't already mom and dad, order the OC Register or something.
What have the Americans ever done for us?
“All right, all right. But apart from liberating 50 million people in Iraq and Afghanistan, undermining dictatorships throughout the Arab world, spreading freedom and self-determination in the broader Middle East and moving the Palestinians and the Israelis towards a real chance of ending their centuries-long war, what have the Americans ever done for us?”
Sandstorm Off Egypt
HAPPY (belated)125th BIRTHDAY!!!
And the Oscar Goes to...
"No to terrorism!" "No to Baathism and Wahhabism!"
Police thwart terror attack in Jerusalem...it's ironic because Stella was bitching today about how it took her 20 minutes to drive from the University to the gym (roughly a 10-15 minute walk) today because there was a military check point and they were searching every car. Looks like they found the guy though, a member of Fatah trying to infiltrate into the city.
Howard Dean Quote of the Day
Here's a very interesting interview with Victor Davis Hanson, conducted by Arthur Chrenkoff.
Credit where Credit is Due
Where have you gone Ron Powlus? Back to Notre Dame!
Condi Rice Confirms: Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing last weekend planned from Syria
You won't read it in any major newspaper but...A dramatic thinning of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last year was the result of intense upper-level winds and an extra dose of space weather, scientists said Tuesday, NOT of fossil fuels or gas emissions from American SUV's!
Syria's President Bashar Assad talks with TIME Columnist Joe Klein about his plans to withdraw the Syrian army from Lebanon in a matter of months
Tuesday, Mar. 01, 2005
TIME: Can you tell me when you will you be out of Lebanon?
ASSAD: Out completely?
ASSAD: Actually, our discussion should be with Terji Roed-Larsen, United Nations envoy, who is coming back in March. It [withdrawal] should be very soon and maybe in the next few months. Not after that. I can't give you a technical answer. The point is the next few months.
TIME: Could you give me a timetable?
ASSAD: It's a technical issue, not political. I could not say we could do it in two months because I have not had the meeting with the army people. They may say it will take six months. You need to prepare when you bring your army back to your country. You need to prepare where you will put the troops.
There are two factors. The first is security in Lebanon. The security in Lebanon is much better than before. They have an army, they have a state, they have institutions. The second thing, which is related to Syria, is that after withdrawing we have to protect our border. We need to talk about our borders, because when Israel invaded in 1982, they reached that point. It was very close to Damascus. So we will need [fortifications for the troops] along the border with Lebanon.
President Assad also discussed relations with the U.S., the Iraqi insurgency, the presence of Palestinian groups in Syria and the prospect of internal reform in his country. Read more about the interview in the upcoming issue of TIME and on TIME.com.
What is this a homework assignment?
Former President of Lebanon Amin Gemayel is interviewed in Time Magazine, the full interview can be found here, some notable excerpts are below:
Change in the Air