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Does Islam Justify Honor Killings?

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 - by Supna Zaidi

Debate rages over whether religion or culture is behind such brutal murders.

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Towelhead and the Normalization of Sex with Children

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 - by John Nolte

Hollywood's latest effort to portray pedophiles sympathetically.

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We’re Not Electing a President of the World

Saturday, September 27th, 2008 - by Mike McNally

Obama worship overseas should not affect any American's decision on who to support.

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Who Won the Debate?

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Jennifer Rubin

More importantly, who does everyone think won?

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Drunkblogging the First Presidential Debate

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Stephen Green

Vodkapundit Stephen Green watched Friday's face-off with cocktail(s) in hand.

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Uncle Sam’s Multi-Trillion-Dollar Oil Lockup

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Tom Blumer

Maybe the Treasury bailout will force us to look at revenues we are losing by locking up our energy resources.

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McCain Accused of Using Economic Crisis for Political Gain

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Pam Meister

Harry Reid seems to think that a senator returning to the Senate constitutes grandstanding.

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Iran’s Oil Woes Threaten the Mullahs

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Meir Javedanfar

Ahmadinejad has good reason to be concerned about falling oil prices.

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Should McCain Have Picked Jindal Instead?

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Bridget Johnson

The governor of Louisiana may have been the smarter choice to be No. 2 on the GOP ticket.

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McCain and Obama’s To-Do List for the Debate

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Jennifer Rubin

Here's what the contenders need to accomplish in their foreign policy showdown — whenever it happens.

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Buckeye State or Banana Republic?

Friday, September 26th, 2008 - by Patrick Poole

Ohio Democrats open the door to massive voter fraud.

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Bogus Poll Intended to Boost Obama

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Steve Gill

The recent Washington Post-ABC poll is a textbook example of how partisan media outlets manipulate "news."

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Obama and the Fairness Doctrine

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Guy Benson

Will Obama flip-flop on equal time requirements in broadcasting?

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Obama-Ayers: Partners in Revolution

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Clarice Feldman

The Annenberg Files reveal a close working relationship between the presidential candidate and the former terrorist.

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The French Connection to the Palin Smears

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by John Rosenthal

What is an PR firm with an eyebrow-raising international affiliation doing producing an anti-Palin video?

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Obama Tax Plan a Frontal Assault on Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Jeffrey Carter

The people Obama wants to tax are the very people whose wealth drives innovation.

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Horn of Africa Turns into Pirate Central

Thursday, September 25th, 2008 - by Annie Jacobsen

Piracy in Somalia replaces fishing as the most profitable industry.

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Living Well for Less?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

With all the discussion about the economy and possibly higher taxes, I have been thinking lately about how to save money, so when Glenn ordered the books, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581602820?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1581602820″emLiving Well on Practically Nothing: Revised and Updated Edition/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1581602820″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1581605501?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1581605501″emArt Science of Dumpster Diving,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1581605501″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / I dove right in to see if I could learn some money saving techniques.br /br /What I learned was that the first book was worth the money just for the laughs and nonconventional wisdom alone. I knew I was in for a treat when I saw that the book was published by Paladin Press –the publishing company that put out such books as a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873642767?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0873642767″emHit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0873642767″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and Claire Wolfe’s a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/189362613X?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=189362613X”em101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=189362613X” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /br /br /”Living Well,” written by author Edward Romney, is a practical take on how to live on $12,000 a year (the updated version was published in 2001). In order to do this, he advises you to become a “country person.” This way, you can live cheap, no longer have to dress to impress and can find a cheap house (even if it means building your own shelter such as a tree house or log cabin) for $300.00 a month in rent. Uh, okay, I already live in Tennessee, maybe this is possible, but I doubt it. br /br /In Chapter 2, he describes a day of cheap living. For breakfast, he sticks to frozen orange juice and oatmeal cooked with cheap oats with dry skim milk, which is also used for his one cup of coffee. He then walks to the post office where he looks in the trash for a free magazine or newspaper that someone threw away, then goes home for lunch of a can of tuna from Sam’s Wholesale Club with free tomatoes from his garden. He only drinks water and has a two-day-old banana for dessert with the soft parts cut away. Hmm, I have a href=”http://drhelen.blogspot.com/2008/06/afternoon-snack.html”a tomato garden/a and overripe bananas are okay but not great. So far, so good. Until this….br /br /In a chapter on how to save on health and medical care, I have to say that I realized that this plan was not going to work for me. In order to get free medical care, the author suggests that one volunteer for medical experiments. “The doctor tests a new drug and its placebo and also gives you physical exams and a variety of other medical services.” He also suggests if you have ever served that you use the Veterans Administration hospitals: “Patients who are senile, brain-damaged, or chronically ill seem to run the greatest risk of mistreatment. Some VA surgeons have poor records. You take your chances….” br /br /He tells readers to simply try and stay healthy but if you do get sick, one can find free prescription medicine in a dumpster (if you are brave). “It is surprising how much is thrown away. Antibiotics and certain volatile drugs such as insulin and nitroglycerin are perishable, but most drugs are highly stable for several years at least. You have to read drug manuals and know what you are doing. The risk is high and you are on your own if you try this.” br /br /Maybe you shouldn’t. At this point, wouldn’t it be safer and less trouble really just to get a job to pay for extra healthcare or other needs? You can’t really live well for less if you are sick, disabled, or dead from giving your body over to medical experiments, questionable surgeons or digging through dumpsters for drugs that may or may not be safe. Call me crazy, but that’s my take. br /br /Anyway, the book is hilarious and I must admit to laughing so hard that I nearly fell over, but I doubt most of us could live this way for long. Could you?

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PJM Political 9/24/08: Veep Wars–Biden’s Gaffes, Cybercrimes Against Sarah Palin

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Ed Driscoll

Tune in each Wednesday to XM Channel #130, POTUS ’08 at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific for PJ Media’s weekly PJM Political show! (And at 12:00 AM Eastern Friday/9:00 PM Pacific Thursday for a rebroadcast.) If you missed this week’s show, click below to listen:

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While John McCain may have temporarily suspended operations, PJM Political rolls on, exploring the vice presidential nominees in the news: Joe Biden’s built-in gaffe machine, and the ongoing cyber attacks on Sarah Palin:

  • Recorded live this past weekend in Las Vegas at the Blog World new media exposition, PJM Political host Steve Green interviews frequent PJM contributor Austin Bay about the upcoming new edition of his book, A Quick And Dirty Guide To War.
  • Also at Blog World, pioneering Blog author and veteran talk radio host Hugh Hewitt discusses last week’s tightening poll numbers for John McCain with Ed Driscoll.
  • James Lileks explores the recent cybercrimes perpetrated against Sarah Palin.
  • Jennifer Rubin, PJ Media’s DC editor, analyzes a myriad of topics from the campaign trail, and forecasts this Friday’s upcoming first official presidential debate. (Which may or may not still be on as we “go to press.”)
  • And Steve Green explores Joe Biden’s gaffe-o-matic excesses from the start of this week.
  • Produced by Ed Driscoll.

Tune in to Pajamas’ new PJTV channel for plenty of additional Blog World coverage throughout this week.  If you missed any previous episodes of PJM Political, click here and scroll through for hours of audio archives.

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Patrick Poole on Obama’s “Trickle-Up Economics”

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Ed Driscoll

Patrick Poole, the author of today’s article on “The Biden Laugh Track Strategy” and last week’s look at “Obama’s Trickle-Up Economics” discusses economic bailout proposals left and right with PJM Political producer Ed Driscoll:

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McCain Suspends Campaign

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Richard Miniter

His proposal to delay Friday's debate is a shrewd move.

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Whose Side Is Bill Clinton On?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Richard Miniter

The former president's detached tone must be giving the Obama campaign heartburn.

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Two Visits to a Fast-Changing Lebanon

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Mary Madigan

The good food is still there but many good people are leaving. It's not hard to see why.

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The Obama-Biden Laugh Track Strategy

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by Patrick Poole

The Democratic ticket's gaffe factory is working overtime to lighten the national mood.

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Gay Marriage: Evolution or Revolution?

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 - by David Link

The upcoming California statewide vote on same-sex marriage marks a major milestone for the gay rights movement.

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