- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 4, 2010


A race of interest, perhaps. Kesha Rogers, a “Lyndon LaRouche Democrat,” has won the Democratic primary in the 22nd Congressional District of Texas with 53 percent of the vote, the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee announced Wednesday - noting that her opponent, Doug Blatt - who had been endorsed by local Democratic groups - received 27 percent of the vote. Ms. Rogers espouses a startling “impeach Obama” platform, among other things.

“Kesha’s campaign hit relentlessly at a single theme, that President Obama must go, that his attacks on this nation - with his dismantling of the manned space program, his efforts to ram through a fascist, killer ‘health care’ policy, his endless bailouts for Wall Street swindlers, while demanding budget cuts which will increase the death rates among the poor, the sick, the elderly and the unemployed - are not acceptable, and will not be tolerated,” says Harley Schlanger, a LaRouche spokesman.


Well, let’s just cut to the chase here. A list titled “Sex, Violence and Hate: The Top 10 Most Disgusting Attacks on Conservative Women” has been assembled by the Culture and Media Institute, chronicling the ill will - some of it astonishing - levied against females of a certain ideological persuasion. See the list here: www.cultureandmediainstitute.org.

“This doesn’t happen to liberal women. Recall that MSNBC’s David Shuster was suspended for mentioning Chelsea Clinton in a suggestive light during the 2008 presidential campaign. And you can be sure, if there were well-known liberal women who had been treated in this manner, the National Organization for Women would have been very vocal about protesting such disgusting, adolescent and sometimes violent comments. For conservative women? They’re silent,” research director Colleen Raezler tells Inside the Beltway.

“March is Women’s History Month, in which we acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of women in history and in society today. But for a select group of women - conservative women - their accomplishments and contributions are rarely celebrated but often demeaned and mocked in sexist - and crassly sexual - ways,” she continues, noting that Michelle Malkin and Sarah Palin draw the most odious attacks, with Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly; ABC’s “The View” co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck; and Liz Cheney and others also targeted.

Among the worst: Playboy magazine writer Guy Cimbalo identified the top 10 “conservative women” he wanted to have rough sex with - though he used a much more graphic term and called them “[expletive] hot.” His list included Ms. Kelly, Mrs. Hasselbeck, Weekly Standard writer Mary Katharine Ham and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican.

In addition, MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann compared Mrs. Malkin to a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it,” while fellow MSNBC host Ed Schultz offered this characterization of former vice president Dick Cheney’s daughter: “The shooter’s little girl, Liz Cheney, has been hitting the lecture circuit, parroting daddy’s fear-mongering rhetoric.” ABC News correspondent David Wright also referred to Mrs. Palin as “Vice President Barbie.”


President Obama will make a special appearance on the 1,000th episode of “America’s Most Wanted” - now in its 22nd year - airing Saturday at 9 p.m. on the Fox broadcast network.

Host John Walsh will discuss the Obama administration’s crime-fighting initiatives: Mr. Obama will get a chance to talk up his support of state and local law enforcement, prosecution of “white-collar criminals” and the Recovery Act’s $4 billion that was allocated for state and local agencies.

To date, the show has helped capture more than 1,100 fugitives, including 17 from the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” list over the years. The series also has reunited 43 missing children with their families, which Mr. Walsh says is his “proudest achievement.”


Promising news, hopeful news, not to be overlooked:

Operation Moshtarak, under way in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan since Feb. 13, is “progressing extraordinarily well” and is moving from the “clearing phase to the holding phase,” says Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell.

“Moshtarak” means “together” in the Dari language. The operation in this drug-smuggling and insurgent stronghold involves 15,000 U.S., Afghan, British, Danish and Estonian troops, and is bolstered by a strategic public outreach that seek allies among tribal elders and local law enforcement. “The combined force and the people will defeat the insurgents and bring a better life,” say leaflets distributed across local neighborhoods.

“There are still pockets where we believe there to be some Taliban hiding out, perhaps lying in wait. We are determined to clear out those pockets, as well,” Mr. Morrell says.

“The Afghan flag is flying over Marjah for the first time in Lord knows how long. Markets are open; they’re well-stocked. Commerce is flowing. Displaced persons are returning to their homes. There is a greater sense of security. There is widespread participation in community meetings. So things are trending in the right direction there.”

Way to go.


• 33 percent of American adults would approve “a ban of the Muslim burqa veil, which covers the entire female body from head to toe.”

• 70 percent of French adults, 65 percent of Spaniards, 63 percent of Italians, 50 percent of Germans and 27 percent of Chinese agree.

• 64 percent of American adults say that “full-body scanners” should be introduced in all airports.

• 62 percent of British, 58 percent of Italians, 58 percent of French, 53 percent of Germans, 46 percent of Spaniards and 44 percent of Chinese agree.

• 40 percent of Americans say security checks should be stepped up in public places, such as parks and shopping centers.

• 71 percent of Italians, 67 percent of Chinese, 63 percent of Spaniards, 50 percent of French, 48 percent of Germans and 43 percent of British agree.

Source: A Harris Poll of 7,256 adults in the seven countries (average sample 1,010), conducted Feb. 3-10.

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