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The Wings Have Lost Their Nuts (And Bolts), Indeed

February 4th, 2008 Billy Hallowell

weapons of mass destructionThe American ultra-left has an array of despicable tendencies.  And while I would be elated to provide an alphabetical list of the damaging ideals held by this portion of society, I will compose myself and limit my rant to one attribute: The ultra-left’s unwillingness to back the American government – even when it becomes painfully obvious that our officials are correct in their assertions – and even when millions of American lives are at stake. 

We’ve been in a sociopolitical civil war since the Iraq war broke out in 2003; the world has been embroiled in debate over U.S. motives for invasion, George W. Bush’s alleged lackluster decisions, and the plethora of American policy decisions that have colored our world since September 11, 2001.

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Iraq: A Surge to Success?

January 22nd, 2008 Billy Hallowell


Ironically, CNN broke down on January 11, 2007, when it published a piece entitled, “Speeding, motorcycles, wheelies provide war relief.”  I was beginning to feel alone in my informed understanding that the War in Iraq has taken a turn for the better.  And since the media tend to mention it only when death and destruction are occurring, seeing an uplifting story about the conditions under U.S. operations in Iraq was more than intriguing. 

The better security can be attributed to many factors: the U.S.-led surge that has put more troops across Baghdad and clamped down on insurgents; better-trained Iraqi security forces who guard more checkpoints; and the establishment of predominantly Sunni “Awakening Councils,” often made up of former militants, aimed at going after al Qaeda.

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2007 Iraq Coverage: An Overview

January 9th, 2008 Billy Hallowell

While browsing the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism web site today, I stumbled upon a December 2007 study entitled, “The Portrait from Iraq: How the Press Has Covered Events on the Ground.”  Before continuing, it is important that I note that I am an avid fan of the Project for Excellence.  The institution’s work is paramount to public understanding of and about the inner workings and outer affects of mainstream media coverage.

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Pessimism of the Democratic Party

December 24th, 2007 Urban Conservative

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidPessimism and flip flopping seem to be a common theme in the Democratic Party; but what else is new?  One minute they support the war, then they are against the war…and then they were never supportive of going to war blah blah blah.  Same story with most if not all the democrats on Capitol Hill.  First there is Murtha who was originally against the surge in Iraq now claims that it is working. Then, late last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who has been documented as saying “This was is lost”, has now changed his position claiming there is significant progress being made in Iraq.

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I Was Against the Surge, before I Was For the Surge

November 30th, 2007 Urban Conservative

Yes indeed; it was once said that it must be a cold day in hell. Once again, liberal scum John Murtha has changed his position about the recent surge in Iraq. With all do respect to the former Marine; because I also served 8 years in the Corps — how can anyone be proud to be a democrat with this type of leadership in office. This idiot even tried to stop the surge back in February.

John Murtha

“There is no way the surge will work.” John Murtha, March 2007
“I think the surge is working.” John Murtha, November, 2007

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Mark Cuban calls Bill O’Reilly a moron at BlogWorld

November 9th, 2007 Urban Conservative

The closing keynote speaker at BlogWorld was Mark Cuban. He was speaking to the audience about his blog; and how important it is to share ideas, thoughts, etc. with his readers. He then went on a rant about how others in the media attack him and call him names; and then went to say how important it is not to respond. He then called Mr. Bill O’Reilly a Moron for his comments about Cuban, who financially backed the controversial film “Redacted” which is story about the war in Iraq that depicts the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers. And of course…the crowd erupted in applause. 

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