Magazine article Insight on the News

Burying Muslim Terrorists; the Inside Track to Be House Speaker. (the Insider)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Burying Muslim Terrorists; the Inside Track to Be House Speaker. (the Insider)

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Planned Parenthood is selling holiday cards beating the outside inscription "Choice on Earth, with nothing inside. Makes sense.

* Reviving a method used under the British Raj to deal with Islamic assassins, the Russians buffed the 41 Chechen terrorists killed in the Oct. 23 seizure of a Moscow theater in pigskins and lard, ensuring they would not be delivered into any anticipated heavenly ministrations by 72 virgins.

* German police still are seeking the brains of the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Communist terrorists who committed murders, kidnappings and bombings throughout Europe. The pickled brains of Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe--all of whom committed suicide in 1977--are reported to have been stolen from a lab in Berlin.

* Real-estate prices continue to rocket in many markets as investors remain suspicious of equity mutual funds, pulling out $430 billion in the second quarter.

* How big was your raise this year? Take-home pay of senators and congressmen has been raised $18,000 since 1999, boosting their salaries to $154,700 plus very fat pensions and benefits.

* When the Democratic National Convention is held in Boston beginning July 26, 2004, you will get to see the "Big Dig"--the result of $14.6 billion in pork-barrel spending to accommodate Massachusetts Democratic senators Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry (pictured at right). In constant dollars that is more than twice the cost of building the Panama Canal. This can't be good for Kerry's presidential candidacy.

* Is anyone else weary of heating Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), the antediluvian windbag and former organizer for the Ku Klux Klan, moo about civil rights, outre Roman senators in bedsheets and the invention of sliced bread?

* As the Pentagon's Dan Stanley was the first to observe: "War is God's way of teaching geography." But on a recent geography quiz of Americans ages 18-24, the prime time for military service, just 17 percent could locate Iraq. Shown a blank map of the world only 89 of 300 even could locate the United States.

* House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) is said to be planning to step down after 2004, opening the way for Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who succeeds Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas). Others who might be considered: DeLay protege Roy Blunt of Missouri, and John Boehner and Rob Portman of Ohio.

* New York state has been exporting hundreds of dangerous lunatics to nursing and adult rest homes in other states after they have been turned down by as many as 15 such residences in New York. …

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