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Saturday, June 30, 2007

In The News and On The Blogs: 6/30/07

London Terror Plot:

I pointed out in the previous post that there is more news in London, so catch up on the bombing attempts and the jeep that was rammed into thier airport later that day.

Don Surber has more in "We are all Britons II" and as usual he is well worth the read.

More updates on this over at Hot Air.

The Scotsman tells us that the police are hunting an Iraqi in connection to the london Bombing attempts.

Other headlines I see today include but are not limited to: Thompson:

Fred Thompson in New Hampshire. Politico gives him a glowing report but warns that Fred has to "commit" and not just

Fred Thompson confidently and casually stepped onto the New Hampshire political stage for the first time on Thursday — and even before his performance was through, the audience was begging for an encore.

In a sharp black suit with an open-collar, off-white shirt, the former Tennessee senator flew in for a fundraiser for New Hampshire state Senate Republicans, his pretty and lively wife, Jeri, also clad in black, at his side. The smashingly attired couple looked conspicuously out of place touring the greater Manchester area, as if they were headed to a fine restaurant in Boston but the limo driver took a wrong turn on I-93.

State Senate Republicans are outnumbered 14-10 and desperate to regain their majority next year.

Before the evening event on their behalf, Thompson made the rounds like an experienced presidential candidate.


Obama returns to New Hampshire on Monday, but this week belonged to the former senators from Tennessee.

Gore got his headlines by merely existing, which speaks to the fragility of Clinton’s lead here.

Thompson earned his, even if all he had to do was smile, bat his eyes and say he hoped to see us again really soon. But if he wants to keep the interest of New Hampshire voters, he’ll have to do more than flirt. He’ll have to commit. And soon.

Powerline points out that some Congressmen are not sure Thompson is ready for a tough Presidential campaign, I like Powerline and they have great analysis, but I do believe that the good ole boy, Thompson, may surprise them with his stamina.


McCain announced he is heading back to Iraq on Monday to spend the 4th of July with the troops.

Sessions and Immigration:

Wapo speaks as to how Sessions Takes the Lead in Immigration Fight, which after watching the whole thing on Cspan2, he sure did and he did it well.

"Hopefully our Senate has learned some things," Sessions crowed on the Senate floor on Thursday after his colleagues killed a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's immigration law, bouncing on his toes and struggling to contain a grin.

For weeks, the son of a country-store owner from rural Alabama emerged as a front man on immigration, making it his mission to break the uneasy union that produced the bill. Usually a GOP role player, he derided the legislation as the "no illegal alien left behind" bill and its bipartisan sponsors as "masters of the universe."

"I've kind of enjoyed it, actually," Sessions said of the long days managing floor debate for the opposition. "I feel real comfortable that I have a good understanding of the issues and the deficiencies of this legislation, so I felt real good about it."

Senator Mel Martinez, R-Fla., has a little hissy fit over the immigration thumping he and his merry band of Amnesty proponents suffered.

LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The Chairman of the Republican Party on Friday lambasted Democrats and Republicans who helped kill an immigration bill in the Senate and challenged them to come up with a solution beyond ``just build a fence along the border.''

Captains Quarters patiently reminds him that this has been answered multiple times and perhas it is Martinez that is a little hard of hearing or, in my opinion, just a tad slow in the head.

The answers seemed very clear to everyone outside of the Senate chambers for the past four weeks. Instead of offering a repeat of 1986, fix the underlying problems that allow for lousy border and visa security, as Congress has repeatedly promised, before saying "Trust us!" How difficult is that to comprehend?

Obviously it IS difficult for them to comprehend and I will refrain from any English/Spanish language and comprehension jokes at this time. (But I reserve the right to crack some bad jokes at a later time...heh)

In the meantime the Mexicans whine about the Senate defeat of the immigration travesty bill.

NewsBusters takes them to task.

Right on cue, as the illegal immigrant amnesty bill failed to get the required support for passage in the Senate, the MSM is here to tell us mean spirited LEGAL Americans how "hard" it is on all those poor, innocent ILLEGAL migrants who break the law to come here by the millions. Yes, folks, women and children hardest hit, as the old saw goes. Of course, it is nearly ignored by the MSM that these people are not just "innocents" but are here knowingly breaking our laws and then blaming us when they find life a bit uncomfortable -- and a bit uncomfortable is all they are facing it should be remembered.


The NYT tries to spin the fact that Don Siegelman, the former governor of Alabama, was convicted by a jury of felony counts and tries to make it a politial issue.

It sorta was, after all he was a politican and he did break the law, so... I guess the NYT thinks that because he is a Democrat breaking the law it shouldn't have been investigated and he shouldn't have been put on trial, that is saved for crooked Republicans.

Media Bias and outright lies:

Confederate Yankee has some questions for yet another AP source.

But the Associated Press didn't rely on the local police. Instead, they blatantly presented hearsay as the truth, and as a result, ran a story about a brutal massacre that currently appears to have never taken place.

In the news and on the blogs for 6/30/07.