Republican Senate candidate Michael Steele has released a powerful TV ad aimed at getting black Democrats to cross over and vote for him.  
filter the vote 2006
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trail blazing efforts.
A missile was fired at a helicopter escorting Sen. John McCain during a visit to the Republic of Georgia last week.
Two FOX News journalists [Steve Centanni, 60, and Olaf Wiig, 36] were released by their kidnappers Sunday, nearly two weeks after they were taken hostage in the Gaza Strip...  
"We were pushed down onto the dirt-covered concrete floor and we were forced to life face down with our handcuffs on," Centanni said.  
"Olaf was in the same room with me. Our shoulders were wrenched back, very painful."  
Both of the men were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, Centanni said.
Wall shadows
Posted by Bud Tugly in fun & games 13 years ago
How to make hand shadows on the wall.
Facts About Israel
Posted by Bud Tugly in history 13 years ago
1. Israel became a state in 1312 B.C., two millennia before Islam;  
2. Arab refugees from Israel began calling themselves "Palestinians" in 1967, two decades after (modern) Israeli statehood;  
3. After conquering the land in 1272 B.B., Jews ruled it for a thousand years and maintained a continuous presence there for 3,300 years;  
4. The only Arab rule following conquest in 633 A.D. lasted just 22 years;  
5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem was the Jewish capital. It was never the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even under Jordanian rule, (East) Jerusalem was not made the capital, and no Arab leader ever came to visit it;  
6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in the Bible, but not once is it mentioned in the Qur'an;  
7. King David founded Jerusalem; Mohammed never set foot in it...  
***There are 10 more.
“I declare that Israel has no right to exist,” said Sen. Lieberman, “and the United Nations should immediately recognize Usama Bin Laden as the sovereign ruler of all the land and people from Iran to Egypt.”  
A unnamed source at the Democrat National Committee said he expects the race to tighten considerably now that voters must choose between two “party-line Democrats.”
The Haret Hreik neighborhood, which contained Hezbollah's headquarters, has been bombed extensively since July 14.  
At least 127 buildings in the area shown here have been leveled.  
A really good graphic by the New York Times showing some results of the war.
Clowns Galore
Posted by Bud Tugly in the "other" pile 13 years ago
Lots and lots of pictures of clowns.  
Both good and evil clowns.
The UN Security Council should this week be discussing how to punish Iran for refusing to halt its uranium-enrichment programme. Instead, the world's leading powers are trying to bring a halt to the escalating violence in Israel and Lebanon, and Iran's nuclear programme has fallen off the international agenda.  
Smooth operating by Iran.
Text of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert's address to the Knesset today.  
"We fight for everything that everyone in the enlightened world takes for granted and never imagined that they would have to fight for - the right to a normal life."  
War Bloggers Map
Posted by Bud Tugly in current events 13 years ago
Neat interactive map of English language war bloggers covering the Israeli - Hezbollah Conflict.  
Links go to the very lastest postings only. Visit the homepages of these blogs for recent past coverage.  
TruthLaidBear on LF.
The president's demeanor, standing as it does in perfect counterpoint to that of his political adversaries, is one of the reasons Republicans control the House, the Senate and the White House, and, I predict, will continue to do so. Americans prefer nice people, because they recognize that a thriving civilization requires civil people.
Casey Sheehan's mother asks, “What did my son die for?” as she hops the globe with her traveling Cirque du Solemnity. His actions that fateful day provide the answer. Her son -- regrettably, now the second most famous Sheehan -- and the thousands of others like him, died for their brothers in arms.
Top 100 Military Blogs
Posted by Bud Tugly in blogs & zines 13 years ago
The Top 100 Military Blogs, or "milblogs", as rated by users of  
Many of the blogs are from active duty personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.