Daily Archives: August 18, 2005

Larry Johnson – The "Expert"

This is priceless. Angry In the Great White North (hereinafter and for all time referred to as “Angry” – his name is way too long) comes to the defence of Charles Krauthammer (H/T Michelle Malkin). Apparently Larry Johnson, the self described terrorism expert, thought that referring to Krauthammer as “wheelchair bound” in a hit piece would somehow add to his argument. While I suggest you read the post, scroll down and check out the comment from “Nevel72”. He cites an article written by Johnson in the Summer just prior to the 9/11 attacks, wherein Johnson essentially argues that the threat of Islamic terrorism against the U.S. is a myth and that “Americans have little to fear”.

It’s hard to imagine any “expert” being more wrong about the subject matter that they profess to have superior knowlege of than Mr. Johnson. If I were him, I’d have a hard time showing my face in the local coffee shop, let alone trying to take on a heavyweight like Krauthammer.

Cindy Sheehan Leaving Crawford

Just heard on Fox News:

Cindy Sheehan is leaving the anti-war protest in Crawford because her mother has had a stroke.

Our prayers are with her mother.

Rader Gets 10 Life Sentences

The BTK Killer was sentenced to 10 life sentences today.

Fox News has the story:

WICHITA, Kan. — BTK serial killer Dennis Rader (search) was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, with no chance of ever going free.

Rader, 60, who terrorized the Wichita area and taunted police during a 17-year murder spree from 1974 to 1991, received 10 consecutive life sentences — one for each of his victims — for a minimum of 175 years behind bars without the chance of parole.

It was the longest possible sentence Judge Gregory Waller could deliver. Kansas had no death penalty at the time the killings were committed.

He has a life to live, unlike his victims, whose lives were cut so tragically short. Hopefully, he’ll use the time to reflect on his crimes, but I don’t think he will…

90 Days

It has been 90 days since John Kerry said he signed the Form 180 to release his military records. So far, we have learned that his college grades were slightly lower than George W. Bush’s.

Have we seen the actual form 180 yet?

Have we seen any more from the Globe? Have they posted the documents?

As Blackfive says:

This SF180 issue will never be cleared up until he signs an SF180 and lists the recipient as an independent journalist or committee, etc.

See also the clock at the top of the page.

Definite Must Read

Via Blogs for Bush.

Countercolumn has written an open letter to the New York Times, castigating them for their paltry coverage of positive stories. An excellent fisking with details of stories the Times hasn’t covered and listing those news outlets that have covered the same stories.

Go read it…