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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Stop the detention!

"On June 22, 2005 -- the day of their son's graduation from high school -- there was a knock on my Uncle Gokal and Aunt Shiela's door. Several uniformed officers were outside, and told my cousin they needed to bring his parents in for questioning, and that they would bring them back in just a few hours.

A week later, our family members languish in a detention center in northern Virginia..."

Read on, then act! (via AWK)

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Turning point

"We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue," wrote George Orwell in his essay In Front of Your Nose. "And then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield." From 'Turning Point' by Gary Younge

Meanwhile, another quiet day in peaceful, liberated Afghanistan.

This is not a fence

This is a fence

Monday, June 27, 2005

This is not a fence

This is a fence

Isn't democracy wonderful?

Still think it was such a good idea?

Iraq roundup:

- At least four Marines -- including three women -- were killed in an attack on a US military convoy in the 'liberated' Iraqi city of Falluja. Of the 13 Marines wounded, 11 were female. (CNN)

- "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday it could take as long as 12 years to defeat the insurgency in Iraq, but he said it will be up to Iraqi forces to do the job." Seattle Times

- "The war in Iraq is creating a new breed of Islamic jihadists who could go on to destabilise other countries, according to a CIA report. The CIA believes Iraq to be potentially worse than Afghanistan, which produced thousands of jihadists in the 1980s and 1990s. Many of the recruits to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida had fought in Afghanistan." (Guardian)

- "The U.S. military has confirmed to FOX News that an Apache helicopter (search) was shot down near Taji, Iraq. A smoke trail was seen before it slammed into the ground, killing the pilot, gunner and both passengers aboard." (Fox News)

- "A SUICIDE bomber who had hidden his explosives in a pick-up truck full of watermelons killed at least 15 people yesterday when he blew up a police station in Mosul. The dawn blast partly demolished the police station and killed 13 officers. Police said they did not suspect the truck because there was a market near by. Two hours later, another bomber blew himself up outside an Iraqi army base on the edge of the city killing sixteen people and wounding seven. Five police also died when a suicide bomber walked into a guardroom outside a hospital.

- "In Baghdad, a US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb, and a mortar round hit a house, killing a woman and two children. In east Baghdad, gunmen killed a police colonel in his home."(Times Online)

(Hat Tip BD for the last two)

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Ooops, he did it again

Cyber sleuth Charles 'Icarus' Johnson flew a little too close to the Sun yesterday with his breathless revelation that a man arrested in Mexico was a 'Baja Jihadi'. (

Red-faced Johnson was later forced to admit that he'd published yet another piece of weblog junk when it transpired that Amer Haykel, the man in question, was in fact a tourist whom U.S. authorities had recently cleared from suspicion of terrorist involvement but forgotten to take off a terrorism suspect blacklist.

Said Johnson: "I take full responsibility for this mistake and apologize unreservedly for dragging Mr Haykel's name through the dirt. I hope he isn't angry at me and doesn't come round to slash my nice new set of Freedom Tyres (formerly Peugeot Tyres) that I bought when I cashed in my check from Mr Muscle's Fitness Program, the premier advertiser on my weblog."

Mr Muscle is 67.

Monday, June 20, 2005

King of the Lizards? Make that King of the Spammers

Isn't it telling how Charles Johnson's minions have nothing to put forward in his defence except spam. The latest joker hails from IP His message, directed at those who doubt Johnson's credibility at a purveyor of truth, is:

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Speaks for itself, doesn't it?

Michael Smiths we have known

Charles Johnson posts a howler that even we didn't think he would be capable of:

"Is British reporter Michael Smith, who broke the Downing Street memo story (after re-typing and destroying the originals), the same Michael Smith who was hired by Mary Mapes as a CBS assistant producer in the Rathergate scandal? (

...he asks on the front page of his so-called 'News' website, and links to one of his pyjama-wearing friends, Scylla & Charybdis.

Now may the almighty strike us down if we're wrong, but the fact that a person called Michael Smith was in the pay of CBS around the time their Bush memos were proved to be forgeries, and another Michael Smith received leaked documents from British cabinet meetings ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC, does not make them the same person, however much the lizards would like this to be the case.

After all, what about Michael Smith The Irish Writer? Or Michael Smith the Canadian Science Journalist? Or Michael Smith, the Managing Director of the Northwestern University's Media Research and Education Center? Or Michael Smith the Polargeek?

Could it be that Charles Johnson, in his zealous mission to discredit anything that might harm the Bush administration, is getting a little carried away by a common name featuring in both cases? Or could all these Michael Smiths be one and the same person? I think we should be told!

PS: We are beginning to suspect that Charles Johnson has been cunningly hiding the fact that he is actually a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and cartoonist, a professional baseball player, a lawyer, a professor of mathematics, a mandolin fan, and the president of the Flat Earth Society.

Charles Johnson, you can't fool us. We have Google!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

What we learned on LGF this week

Just to be clear about this, Charles Johnson posts THE TRUTH(tm) on his weblog and Google News had better include him in their list of trustworthy sources!

- Saeb Erekat is a liar (

- The BBC wants to see Israel nuked (

- The Downing Street Memo has been debunked (

- "Google News is broken" (sic) (

Charles Johnson DOES NOT use to push his own opinion. He merely tries to correct the liberal media bias. amen.

Spammer's IP addresses

Friday, June 17, 2005

Downing Street Memo gets legs

BBC News.

Meanwhile, with a flick of the wrist, Charles Johnson dismisses more than 100 Democratic congressmen as members of the "Bush-hating left". Why? Because A BLOGGER has found the smoking gun that "debunks", in Charlie's words, the Downing Street Memo. Expect an animated gif on the front page of LGF any day now.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Memo Schmemo

Today, Charlie J directs his minions ( to evidence of corruption and lying right at the top of government. No, it's not the Downing Street Memo that everyone else is talking about. It's a memo which appears to "cast doubt on U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s insistence he was unaware of a bid by a Swiss firm that employed his son for a lucrative contract under the scandal-tainted U.N. oil-for-food program", according to Reuters.

Naturally, that's much more important than whether the Commander-in-Chief fucked the American people (not to mention the Iraqis and the rest of the world) over by making the US invasion of Iraq a foregone conclusion...

"Dude, it's losing it"

Who needs terrorists when you've got idiots like these:,12271,1506514,00.html

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Pablo of LGF has his own blog!

Lizard spawn shows his ugly vizog to the world.

Monday, June 13, 2005

What passes for argument on LGF

It's always fun seeing what the lizards have to say about you, and the latest outburst from a minion called Powderfinger is well worth a read if you're looking for a good laugh. [NB: He's having an argument with another LGF reader, Dave]

"There's only one view you're going to get at LGF Watch, and that is that Charles is evil, stupid, incompetant and a "rabid racist". [So far, so good - X] Also, that everyone who reads/posts here is the same or worse. [hmmm, more or less, yes]

If you feel that you have some use for such alternative views, let me give you fair warning that wading into the comments to take sides with those cowardly little America-hating, Euro ankle-biters will earn you a cyber punch in the mouth from yours truly [oooh, getting frisky are we?]. As I mentioned ther over the weekend, I really don't give a damn what you say, do or think [Ah, he's clearly the open-minded type]. I care even less what you think of me [oh but you do, otherwise you wouldn't be throwing a tantrum].

I do think that you've got something of a conflict of interest [...because you're either for us, or against us...]. There's but one reason for that site to exist, which is to shit on this one. You like that dump? You think there's useful information to be found there? I'll see you over there. I'll be the guy landing on you like a ton of bricks. [come on over, fatso, we really need your incisive intellect over here :-]


Saturday, June 11, 2005

'Muslim? Change your name like me'

"What happens when the world changes around you and suddenly your face doesn't seem to fit? Tariq Ahmed, a British Muslim who changed his name to beat prejudice, tells his story." BBC News Online

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Official: Loony Lizard Leader can't read!

Charles Johnson puts his foot in it again today by posting the 'news' (and we all know what that word means on LGF) that: "Hatemongering British MP George Galloway’s election may be in dispute, as allegations of vote fraud surface" (

If CJ had bothered to read the Scotsman article he links to, he would have learned that the allegations of voter fraud are not made against Galloway but by Galloway. Thus, if they prove to be true, the election result would not be overturned but confirmed with a greater majority for Galloway.

Sure, this must be quite hard for cold-blooded reptiles like Charles to comprehend, but someone should have the decency to take him aside for a quiet talk and point out his mistake.

P.S.: Hark back to the days when Johnson got into a tizzy about transatlantic vote meddling: Read and learn from a true hypocrit.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

LGF comments to be turned off?

There are all kinds of rumours circulating about Charles 'Icarus' Johnson's new venture, Pajamamedia, and what effect it will have on LGF. One of the most persistant is that the Johnson will close the comment section of his blog because it turns mainstream advertisers off: they don't want to be associated with openly racist opinions. The modus operandi suggested is that the lizard king will offer to create a new, separate weblog for his loyal minions and slowly spin it off from Little Green Footballs, so that he can then present himself as a clean, objective commentator on world affairs.

This, of course, would be suicide. CJ is not known for his insightful commentary. He merely reposts bits of mainstream news that seem to support his worldview that Muslims are taking over and Islamic terrorism is the global enemy #1. Big deal: lots of people do that. The main reason why he is so popular is because every Islamophobia nutcase finds not only there spiritual home on LGF but they can actually join the conversation and discuss 'world affairs' through the proxy-Chukies Ironfist, Rayra, Bigel and co.

Without the comments the lizard island is empty. It's dead. If CJ takes this course his website will be finished: not something we would mourn, but definitely a significant juncture in blogosphere history.

Let's see what happens...

What is Charles Johnson's take on Deep Throat?

Does CJ think W. Mark Felt is a traitor, or does he think the guy did his country a service? The public has a right to know!

UPDATE: The Johnson has spoken! Or rather, as is his usual practice, he simply associates himself with someone else's opinion: