Monthly Archives: June 2006

Freepers Call for Protest Outside NYT July 10th

Protest the New York Times Revealing of U.S. Secrets, Monday, July 10, 5 p.m.

June 28, 2006 | firebrand

We have a sound permit, and we will be across the street from the New York Times. They are at 229 West 43rd Street.

The groups on board so far are Free Republic, Caucus for America, the Congress for Racial Equality, and Protest Warrior, NYC Chapter. We have reached out to several other groups as well, and are waiting to hear back from them.

Some high-visibility media people are interested in speaking at the protest. More information will be coming on this as we gather groups and speakers.

So hold the date! If you have been as sick about the Times‘s unconscionable blabbing of our classified information as the rest of those who care about the nation, now is your chance to do something to make your outrage heard.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Freepers Call for Protest Outside NYT July 10th

Protest the New York Times Revealing of U.S. Secrets, Monday, July 10, 5 p.m.

June 28, 2006 | firebrand

We have a sound permit, and we will be across the street from the New York Times. They are at 229 West 43rd Street.

The groups on board so far are Free Republic, Caucus for America, the Congress for Racial Equality, and Protest Warrior, NYC Chapter. We have reached out to several other groups as well, and are waiting to hear back from them.

Some high-visibility media people are interested in speaking at the protest. More information will be coming on this as we gather groups and speakers.

So hold the date! If you have been as sick about the Times‘s unconscionable blabbing of our classified information as the rest of those who care about the nation, now is your chance to do something to make your outrage heard.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Fun with O’s Letters to the Editor

I guess there’s just no pleasing them.

Take a look at the lineup of the seven Miami men (“Emerging threat calls U.S. home,” June 24) charged with — what? Being terrorists? Fomenting terrorism? [They look like] a gaggle of sad sacks.
Our government, in its wisdom, spends our taxpayer dollars to infiltrate cells of disaffected losers and then claims to uncover evil in our midst. These guys look as though they could use jobs paying $12 an hour, with health insurance and two weeks’ paid vacation. Instead, prosecutors will spend millions to try them, hoping to see them sentenced to 15 or 20 years in prison for thinking bad thoughts.
Does anyone seriously think these guys represent anything except the underbelly of a sick body politic? When the emperor wears no clothes, this is his idea of a major achievement.
JUDY MELLOW, North Portland

What’s the difference between al-Qaida and the people arrested in Miami for terrorist intentions? From the perspective of Bush administration public relations about the “war on terror,” none.
From the perspective of physical danger to us, much. In lieu of capturing Osama bin Laden and his chief [followers,] President Bush resorted to having the FBI entrap a few impoverished, angry men [who had] grand visions of nihilist notoriety.
Portraying this motley crew in Miami as a serious threat that would have developed without the FBI’s “assistance” strains credulity.
Gambits like this undermine the excuses for domestic spying, secret programs and violations of our constitutional rights that they are intended to reinforce. The Bush administration seems much better at violating our Constitution than it is at capturing or killing real terrorists.
TOM SHILLOCK, Northeast Portland

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Zarqawi: We ALL Got Him

This was emailed to me by a friend. I like it.

We ALL got that SOB.
Some grandmother somewhere in America works in a factory soldering wires toa harness that will connect to a little square box containing a little projection camera for an F-16 Heads Up Display.
A young man or woman, a year removed from high school, pulled pins from 500lb bombs on a hot desert tarmac.
Another kid in America works in a foundry pouring hot aluminum alloys whichwill eventually find its way to the compressor stage of the F-100 engine that will power an F-16 from a runway.
Someone in America sang in a church choir on Sunday, and on Monday washolding a rivet gun, helping build another warplane, which will help keep us free.
Some group of brave men in the darkness, shined a little laser beam againsta building.Some geeky American, known for his/her math skills wrote a little programthat turns numbers into coordinates.
Some young American decided to become a pilot after watching theThunderbirds or Blue Angels put on a show.
Some American you or I will never meet, had an idea, which became GPS.Some kid who last year was dancing at a Prom pulled the chocks.
Some kid wiped the canopy that a year ago was wiping car windshields inhis summer job at the local car wash back home.
Someone working in a rubber factory had no idea that his or her work productwas tucking itself into its bay as the pilot brought up the gear 20 ft off the deck.
Some little American girl who years ago was all about MTV and CDs gave avector, cleared hot.
Some pilots did their job.
SHACK, baby.
AMERICA got that son of a bitch.
Every damn one of us.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Fun with O’s Letters to the Editor

I guess there’s just no pleasing them.

Take a look at the lineup of the seven Miami men (“Emerging threat calls U.S. home,” June 24) charged with — what? Being terrorists? Fomenting terrorism? [They look like] a gaggle of sad sacks.
Our government, in its wisdom, spends our taxpayer dollars to infiltrate cells of disaffected losers and then claims to uncover evil in our midst. These guys look as though they could use jobs paying $12 an hour, with health insurance and two weeks’ paid vacation. Instead, prosecutors will spend millions to try them, hoping to see them sentenced to 15 or 20 years in prison for thinking bad thoughts.
Does anyone seriously think these guys represent anything except the underbelly of a sick body politic? When the emperor wears no clothes, this is his idea of a major achievement.
JUDY MELLOW, North Portland

What’s the difference between al-Qaida and the people arrested in Miami for terrorist intentions? From the perspective of Bush administration public relations about the “war on terror,” none.
From the perspective of physical danger to us, much. In lieu of capturing Osama bin Laden and his chief [followers,] President Bush resorted to having the FBI entrap a few impoverished, angry men [who had] grand visions of nihilist notoriety.
Portraying this motley crew in Miami as a serious threat that would have developed without the FBI’s “assistance” strains credulity.
Gambits like this undermine the excuses for domestic spying, secret programs and violations of our constitutional rights that they are intended to reinforce. The Bush administration seems much better at violating our Constitution than it is at capturing or killing real terrorists.
TOM SHILLOCK, Northeast Portland

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Zarqawi: We ALL Got Him

This was emailed to me by a friend. I like it.

We ALL got that SOB.
Some grandmother somewhere in America works in a factory soldering wires toa harness that will connect to a little square box containing a little projection camera for an F-16 Heads Up Display.
A young man or woman, a year removed from high school, pulled pins from 500lb bombs on a hot desert tarmac.
Another kid in America works in a foundry pouring hot aluminum alloys whichwill eventually find its way to the compressor stage of the F-100 engine that will power an F-16 from a runway.
Someone in America sang in a church choir on Sunday, and on Monday washolding a rivet gun, helping build another warplane, which will help keep us free.
Some group of brave men in the darkness, shined a little laser beam againsta building.Some geeky American, known for his/her math skills wrote a little programthat turns numbers into coordinates.
Some young American decided to become a pilot after watching theThunderbirds or Blue Angels put on a show.
Some American you or I will never meet, had an idea, which became GPS.Some kid who last year was dancing at a Prom pulled the chocks.
Some kid wiped the canopy that a year ago was wiping car windshields inhis summer job at the local car wash back home.
Someone working in a rubber factory had no idea that his or her work productwas tucking itself into its bay as the pilot brought up the gear 20 ft off the deck.
Some little American girl who years ago was all about MTV and CDs gave avector, cleared hot.
Some pilots did their job.
SHACK, baby.
AMERICA got that son of a bitch.
Every damn one of us.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Tonight on the Victoria Taft Show 6-9pm am 860 KPAM, Portland, Oregon

Andy Mc Carthy of National Review on the NYT’s leak story.
Mark W. Smith, author of the new book Disrobed The New Battle to Break the Left’s Stranglehold on the Courts.
Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute (see excerpts and links to her Weekly Standard piece on the NYT leak below).


Andy Mc Carthy of the National Review on the debate over whether to legally stop the NYT from revealing yet more war secrets.
Here’s his latest story. Here’s what he thinks:
Anger over the leaking of national-defense information by the media may have hit critical mass with the exposure, by the New York Times and other newspapers, of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program. Since this highly effective counterterrorism tool was compromised last Friday, President Bush and Treasury Secretary Snow have spoken out forcefully in protest, and many commentators — including here at National Review Online — have argued that this rhetoric must be matched by strong corrective action.But what action? New York Republican congressman Peter King boldly contends it’s time for a real nuclear option: an investigation and prosecution directly targeting the New York Times.
And here’s what he’s said about the outrageous case here and here.

Heather Mac Donald writes in the Weekly Standard:
BY NOW IT’S UNDENIABLE: The New York Times is a national security threat. So drunk is it on its own power and so antagonistic to the Bush administration that it will expose every classified antiterror program it finds out about, no matter how legal the program, how carefully crafted to safeguard civil liberties, or how vital to protecting American lives.
Get the rest of the piece here.

Here’s where you can get Mark Smith’s books here and here.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com