Monday, 20 April 2009
"THE IRAQ WAR IS LOST": HARRY REID, 2ND ANNIVERSARY
Did we lose the war in Iraq two years ago?
You'd never know it by the condition Iraq is in now. There is a
democratically elected government, businesses are thriving, oil is flowing,
refugees are streaming back, al qaeda has been decimated, the mahdi army has
been decimated and almost the entire country is peaceful.
But two years ago the senate majority leader and (in my opinion) finalist
for the jimmy carter malaise award of 2007, hapless harry reid, told
us that he believed the war was lost.
You can hear him say it by clicking here.
Follow along with the transcript below:
HARRY REID: "I believe, myself, that the
Secretary of State (knows), Secretary of Defense (knows), and you have to make
your own decisions as to what the President knows, that this war is
Hapless harry is still the Senator from Nevada and the Senate Majority
Leader. But there are fears that he may have trouble winning re-election
next year. The reasons extend well beyond his ignorant and/or politically
inspired doom and gloom about Iraq, but it surely is a contributing
As it should be.
DOES THIS MEAN MY WIFE HAS TO WEAR A BURQA?
This fascinating tidbit comes to us from www.breitbart.com:
Abraham Lincoln was Born a Muslim, Says Film
ATLANTA, April 20 /PRNewswire/ --
Barack Hussein Obama is not alone.
The 16th President of The United States, Abraham Lincoln, was born a Muslim,
says Faruq Masudi, producer and director of the new Islamic movie, Quran
In a casting coup, Abraham Lincoln
shares equal footage with luminaries of Islamic history like Saladin, King
Faisal of Saudi Arabia and the former President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed. What
do they have in common?
Faruq Masudi said, "According to the Quran, everybody is born a Muslim.
It is only by his own free will that a man chooses a different course for
himself. In that Abraham Lincoln was not only a born Muslim but he chose to live
by Islamic edicts like abolishing organized slavery; establishing equality of
all human beings, democracy and accountability to God and Man; core Islamic
concepts as propounded in the Holy Quran
Everybody is born a Muslim? Wow!
I can't wait to tell my mother. It will give her so much to talk
to her friends about at the kiddush after shabbos services.
Personally, I aways thought Lincoln was
Jewish. I mean, his name was Abraham, and he was shot in the
Temple. That's got to count for something....
PAUL IBRAHIM: "TERRORIST" (BUT KEEP READING)
No commentary from me on this one. It does just fine on its own:
April 20, 2009
In Obamas America, I Am a Terrorist After
I am an Arab male in my 20s. If I dont fit the profile of your
average terrorist, Im not quite sure who does. Yet thanks to a culture of
political correctness and the likes of the ACLU, I had it unreasonably easier
than most after 9/11. Until, that is, the Obama Administration decided that my
conservatism makes me a potential terrorist.
Rewind to the aftermath of 9/11. Not only were Obama-types making
it difficult for airport security to even consider my background, but oftentimes
made it so anyone but me was selected for extra screening. On many occasions I
waltzed through security only to look behind me to see a little old black lady,
or an elderly white man, pulled out for an additional search in an obvious
exhibition of political correctness in a world where were supposedly trying to
My college experience was no different. I was automatically
assumed to be a member of an imagined community of oppressed minorities, invited
to diversity events that offered me special resources (because white people
apparently come with such resources), and welcomed with open arms by members of
an administration that cared more about the level of melanin in my skin than
about my intellectual capacity.
Then they discovered I was a conservative. The rainbows, unicorns
and Kumbayas abruptly vanished. Professors made plain their distaste for
non-liberal views in the classroom. Minority groups were shocked that a fellow
minority would speak out against their racially segregated dorms. In utter
irony, even the vice provost for diversity personally attacked me in print for
my calls for color-blindness you see, if the world became successfully
color-blind, he would have no job.
In short, college liberals claimed the high moral ground by
refusing to discriminate against me for being Arab, but then proudly
discriminated against me for being a conservative. And now we are seeing the
same from the liberal cohorts that form the Obama
Through Janet Napolitanos Homeland Security Department, the Obama
Administration has released a threat assessment report warning, with virtually
zero data or substance, that right-wing extremism could translate into
terrorist action as more Americans start opposing illegal immigration, abortion
and expanded social programs, while favoring gun rights, traditional marriage
and more state and local government. In other words, if youre conservative, you
might be a terrorist.
The report warns that extremists may be gaining new recruits by
playing on their fears about several emergent issues, such as the economic
downturn. And no, the report is not referring to the Obama campaign and
When has the Bush Administration ever released an overly
generalized, unsubstantiated report warning about the terrorist potential of
those who support liberal causes? Would any administration dare address Obamas
20-year spiritual home, which, during my recent
visit there, I found to embrace severely
troubling signs of racial supremacy and angry
Never. Yet as we are seeing today, we might have to worry more
about the left than about the right. After stirring up waves of fury about the
recipients of AIG bonuses (which the Democrats specifically allowed), some
Democrats fought to release the names of the same employees who were already
receiving death threats.
Supporters of gay marriage in California, many of whom have sought
to harass and intimidate political opponents, have published an online map
pinpointing the homes of those who donated even as little as $50 to the
pro-traditional marriage Proposition 8. Wonder why.
After Arizona State refrained from giving Obama an honorary degree
with his upcoming commencement speech, his supporters responded with death
Colorado police are currently dealing with threats of bomb attacks
if illegal immigrants arent released from jail (maybe they were victims of law
enforcement officials who are terrorizing families, as Obama
And, of course, anyone with a brain understands that the
neo-Nazis warned about in the administrations report are better classified
under socialist threats, as would have been the case with Hitlers
National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).
Yet the administration decided to go after
Having miscalculated the reaction to her political report (which
was not-so-coincidentally released days before the Tax Day tea parties),
Napolitano is now going on a partial, mild apology tour over the section in her
report attacking veterans for being potential terrorists with violent
capabilities never mind that they had just come back from fighting
terrorists. But her problem wont go away that easily. The Thomas More Law
Center has filed a lawsuit against Napolitano for encouraging law enforcement to
target and harass conservatives for their political beliefs.
Obama has dropped the term enemy combatants for enemy combatants
(preferring, perhaps, undocumented adversaries). He believes he can find
moderate Taliban to reach out to, an idea the Taliban themselves mocked as
illogical. His Homeland Security staff is focused on demonizing conservatives
while at least 20 Somali-Americans have gradually vanished in Minneapolis, one
of whom has committed a suicide bombing in Somalia.
Where are the Obama-bots priorities? They fought to have me
overlooked by airport security even though I fit the profile of the 19 people
who killed 3,000 Americans, but now believe I might be a terrorist because I am
part of a movement that turned out hundreds of thousands of average, peaceful,
hard-working Americans at nearly one thousand tea parties with zero serious
disruptions or incidents? And all because I dare to disagree with the
Looks like Obama is delivering the change he promised. In his
America, I am a terrorist after all.
WATERBOARDING: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY
Cheney Calls For More
CIA Reports To Be Declassified
Mon Apr 20 2009 16:20:53 ET
In a two
part interview airing tonight and tomorrow night on FOX News Channels Hannity
(9-10PM ET), former Vice President Dick Cheney shared his thoughts on the CIA
memos that were recently declassified and also revealed his request to the CIA
to declassify additional memos that confirm the success of the Bush
administrations interrogation tactics:
One of the
things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they
put out the legal memos, the memos that the CIA got from the Office of Legal
Counsel, but they didn't put out the memos that showed the success of the
effort. And there are reports that show specifically what we gained as a result
of this activity. They have not been declassified.
I formally asked
that they be declassified now. I haven't announced this up until now, I haven't
talked about it, but I know specifically of reports that I read, that I saw that
lay out what we learned through the interrogation process and what the
consequences were for the country.
And I've now formally asked the CIA
to take steps to declassify those memos so we can lay them out there and the
American people have a chance to see what we obtained and what we learned and
how good the intelligence was, as well as to see this debate over the legal
Nice of the Obama administration -- in the spirit of open government of
course -- to declassify the actions we took, but not what information we
got out of it and how many lives it may have saved.
As former Vice President Cheney points out, he never asked for any of this to
be made public before. But now that half the story is out there, the
other half deserves to be seen as well.
In other words, does "transparency" in the Obama administration end at the partisan waters' edge?
(HINT: the fact that this information was not declassified
at the same time as the seemingly damning memos, probably has given us
the answer already.)
GUNS, SAFETY AND RIGGED EXPERIMENTS
John Lott is a scholar, a gun expert and someone who has written extensively
about how legally carried guns can make us all safer.
Here is his latest piece, written for Fox Forum which takes on ABC News
20/20's "experiment" with an armed university student, during a
shooting. To say that this is fascinating and informative would be to
April 15th, 2009 5:08 PM
By John R. Lott, Jr.
Gun control advocates look desperate. Last Friday
night, on April 10, ABC aired a heavily promoted, hour long 20/20″ special
called If I Only Had a Gun. It is ABCs equivalent of NBCs infamous exploding gas tanks
in General Motors pickups where NBC rigged the truck to explode. With
legislation in Texas and Missouri advancing to
eliminate gun-free zones at universities, perhaps this response isnt
The show started and ended by claiming that
allowing potential victims to carry guns would not help keep them safe -
not even with hundreds of hours of practice firing guns.
No mention was made of the actual multiple victim
public shootings stopped by people with concealed handguns nor did they describe
who actually carried out such shootings. Instead, ABC presented a rigged
experiment where one student in a classroom had a gun. But sometimes even the
best editors cant hide everything the camera sees.
The experiment was set up to make the student
fail. It did not resemble a real-world shooting. The same scenario is shown
three times, but in each case the student with the gun is seated in the same
seat - the center seat in the front row. The attacker is not only a top-notch
shooter - a firearms expert who teaches firearms tactics and strategy to police
- but also obviously knows precisely where the student with the gun is
Each time the experiment is run, the attacker
first fires two shots at the teacher in the front of the class and then turns
his gun directly on the very student with the gun. The attacker wastes no time
trying to gun down any of the unarmed students. Thus, very unrealistically,
between the very first shot setting the armed student on notice and the shots at
the armed student, there is at most 2 seconds. The armed student is allowed
virtually no time to react and, unsurprisingly, fails under the same
circumstances that would have led even experienced police officers to fare
But in the real world, a typical shooter is not a
top-notch firearms expert and has no clue about whether or not anyone might be
armed and, if so, where they are seated. If you have 50 people - a pretty
typical college classroom - and he is unknown to the attacker, the armed
student is given a tremendous advantage. Actually, if the experiment run by
20/20″ seriously demonstrated anything, it highlighted the problem of
relying on uniformed police or security guards for safety: the killer instantly
knows whom to shoot first.
Yet, in the ABC experiment, the purposefully
disadvantaged students are not just identified and facing (within less than 2
seconds) an attacker whose gun is already drawn. They are also forced to wear
unfamiliar gloves, a helmet, and a holster. This only adds to the difficulties
the students face in handling their guns.
Given this set-up the second student, Danielle,
performed admirably well. She shot the firearms expert in his left leg near the
groin. If real bullets had been used, that might well have disabled the attacker
and cut short his shooting spree.
Nevertheless, even terrible shooters can often be
quite effective. Despite all of ABCs references to the Columbine attack, the
network never mention the armed guard at the school. He had an unusually poor target shooting record - indeed it is reported that he couldnt even hit a
target. Yet, his bravery still saved many lives because his poorly aimed shots
forced the two killers to engage in gunfire with him. This slowed down their
killing spree and gave many students a chance to escape the building. The guard
was only forced to retreat and leave the school himself because of the homemade
grenades that the Columbine murderers had.
The Columbine murderers strongly and actively
opposed passage of Colorados right-to-carry law, particularly the part that
would have allowed concealed handguns being legally carried on school campuses.
What goes unnoticed is that the Columbine attack took place the very day that
the state legislature scheduled final passage of the concealed handgun
Time after time the attackers in these multiple
victim public shootings consciously avoid areas where people might be able to
defend themselves. In the attack on the Jewish community center in Los Angeles
in which five people were wounded, the attacker had apparently scouted three of the West Coasts most prominent Jewish institutionsthe
Museum of Tolerance, the Skirball Cultural Center and the University of
Judaismbut found security too tight.
In the real world, even having a gun and pointing
it at an attacker has often convinced the attacker to stop shooting and
surrender. Examples include high schools in Pearl, Mississippi and Edinboro,
Pennsylvania, as well as the Appalachian Law School in Virginia. Street attacks in Memphis to Detroit ended this way, too,
without any more shots fired.
Even if the cases dont get much attention, gun
permit holders stop these multiple victim attacks on a regular basis.
Ironically, just this past Saturday, the day after ABCs broadcast, a permit holder in Columbia, Texas
stopped a mass robbery by fatally shooting the criminal. Some Web sites have
started collecting these and other defensive gun use cases (e.g., see here, here, and here).
ABCS 20/20″ exaggerates the danger of
accidentally hitting a friend when confronting an attacker. The show cites as
an example is a man who mistook his wife for an intruder. Obviously that case is
a tragedy, but those cases are exceedingly rare. But why didnt they present a
single multiple victim attack as an example? Simple, because it has not
ABC pushes the notion
that gun show regulations, rather than arming potential victims, can stop these
attacks. But very few criminals get their guns from gun shows: a U.S. Justice
Department survey of 18,000 state prison inmates showed that less than one percent (0.7%) of prisoners had obtained their gun from a gun show. Even adding flea markets and gun shows together raises the number to just 1.7 percent. There is not a single academic
study showing that regulating private individuals selling their own guns the
so-called gun show loophole reduces any type of violent crime. What the
regulations have accomplished is cutting the number of gun shows by 25 percent.
The show ends with this claim:
If you are wondering
where are all the studies about the effectiveness of guns used by ordinary
Americans for self-defense, well keep searching, we could not find one reliable
study and the ones we found were contradictory.
Yet, contradictory is an overstatement. There
have been 26 peer-reviewed studies published by criminologists and economists in academic journals and
university presses. Most of these studies
find large drops in crime. Some find no change, but not a single one shows an
increase in crime.
You would think that if gun control worked as well
as ABC implies, there wouldnt be these multiple victim public shootings in
those European countries with gun laws much stricter than those being publicly
discussed in the United States or by ABC. Yet, multiple victim public shootings
are quite common in Europe. In just the last few days, there have been a
shooting at a college in Greece and in a crowded caf in Rotterdam. Of
course, the worst K-12 public school shootings are in Europe.
Given the hundreds of millions of dollars that have been spent annually in the United States for
police officers on campus and other programs, one would hope that this
relatively inexpensive alternative, where people are willing to bear the costs
themselves to protect others, would be taken more seriously.
ABC never mentions a simple fact: all multiple
victim public shootings with more than 3 people killed have occurred where
permitted concealed handguns are prohibited. Rather than studying what actually
happens during these shootings, ABC conjured up rigged experiments aimed at
convincing Americans that guns are ineffective. Unfortunately, ABCs advice,
rather than making victims safe, makes things safer for attackers.
Lott is a senior research scientist at the
University of Maryland and the author of More Guns, Less Crime
(University of Chicago Press, second edition, 2000) and The Bias Against Guns
(Regnery, 2003). Much of the discussion here is based on both
books. John Lotts past pieces for FOX
News can be found here and here.
How's does that stack up as food for thought? Pretty well, wouldn't you
Think about it.
DURBAN II: WHAT WE'RE MISSING
In case you are wondering what is going on at "Durban II", the second UN
conference that supposedly addresses racism and other forms of intolerance
(this one held in Geneva, Switzerland)......here are excerpts about the first
day from a
story at CNN's web site. Please pay special attention to the quote
I've put in bold print:
(CNN) -- The opening of a United Nations conference in
Switzerland on anti-racism was marred by chaotic scenes Monday as protests and a
walkout by delegates disrupted a controversial address by Iranian President
Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz, left, greets Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad following his arrival in
The presence of the Iranian
leader at the conference had already prompted Israel to withdraw its ambassador
from Switzerland, while several countries including the United States are also
boycotting the gathering.
Dozens of delegates walked
out of the chamber as Ahmadinejad accused Israel and the West of making "an
entire nation homeless under the pretext of Jewish suffering ... in order to
establish a totally racist government." Watch delegates make their exit
He said Zionism, the Jewish
national movement, "personifies racism," and accused Zionists of wielding
economic and political resources to silence opponents. He also blasted the
United States-led invasion of Afghanistan.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called Ambassador Ilan
Elgar home to protest a meeting between the Swiss president and Ahmadinejad,
Israel's foreign ministry said in a statement.
"The meeting of a president of a
democratic country with a notorious Holocaust denier such as the Iranian
president, who has openly declared his intention of wiping Israel off the map,
is not in keeping with the values represented by Switzerland," the ministry
Ahmadinejad has said that the
Holocaust is a myth, and Iran hosted a conference in 2006 questioning the
Holocaust, in which about 6 million Jews were killed.
The United States, among others,
is refusing to send envoys to the Durban Review Conference.
The U.N. high commissioner for
human rights said Sunday that she regrets -- and is "shocked" by -- the United
States' decision to boycott.
"I am shocked and deeply
disappointed by the United States' decision not to attend a conference that aims
to combat racism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and other forms of
intolerance worldwide," High Commissioner Navi Pillay said in a written
"A handful of states have permitted one or two issues to dominate
their approach to this issue, allowing them to outweigh the concerns of numerous
groups of people that suffer racism and similar forms of intolerance... These
are truly global issues, and it is essential that they are discussed at a global
level, however sensitive and difficult they may be," she
The language reaffirms the Durban
Declaration and Programme of Actions from the 2001 conference in Durban, South
Africa, which the United States has said it won't support.
Obama said the United States
hopes to partner with other countries "to actually reduce discrimination around
the globe, but this (conference) wasn't an opportunity to do it."
Australia, Canada, Germany and
Italy, among others, are also boycotting the conference. Poland announced Monday
it too would pull out of the conference.
Netanyahu on Monday praised the
countries that refused to attend: "I congratulate the nations that boycotted the
show of hate."
That quote from the "High Commissioner" Naive Pill...er, Navi Pillay, is
an excellent insight for anyone who wonders about the overall mindset
of today's UN and/or what makes sense to this thoroughly moribund
It may also explain her title, since any Commissioner who actually believes
this crap is probably high on something.
One other point: Ms. Pillay is from South Africa. South Africa
borders Zimbabwe - one of the most racist hellholes on Earth.
Zimbabwe is where White farmers, largely responsible for the relative
prosperity of the country, were thrown off the land by strongman
robert mugabe and replaced with his cronies -- who then
promptly ran those farms into the ground. Now Black Zimbabweans are
literally starving in the streets.
How much attention is this conference paying to Zimbabwe? How much is attention is this conference
paying to the dozens and dozens of other overtly racist, hate-based governing
systems throughout the world? How much attention is this
conference paying to the institutionalized intolerance of countries now
ruled by shari'a law (Somalia being the most recent)?
Answer that question and know what a grotesquery Durban II really
BLINDNESS & EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS
Can embryonic stem cells be used to prevent macular degeneration, the most
common form of blindness?
The answer may well be yes. Sarah-Kate Templeton of The London Times
Blind to be cured with stem
At this stage we do not - repeat: do not - know if the therapy will work as
well as the scientists hope, or even if it will work at all. Nor do we
know whether it is necessary to increase the pool of already-existing embryonic
stem cell lines to accomplish it.
Regardless, it would be wonderful if a great many people can be cured of
Let's wait and see how this plays out.
ANOTHER LEFT WING BLOGGER MAKES AN ATTACK-APPEAL FOR FUNDING
Yesterday I showed you Mark Karlin's angry, offensive, personal-insult appeal
for money to fund his web site (www.buzzflash.com).
Today I will show you how they do it at the left wing
web site www.smirkingchimp.com:
The April Fundraiser Day
An ugly truth: Our
financial situation is dire and our fundraiser is going
During our quarterly fundraisers, we generally need to take in
about $1,000 a day for about ten days in order to keep afloat for the next three
months. Have a look at the chart on the right: after two weeks' effort, we've
yet to raise half what we need. As of right now paying next month's bills
will be a struggle.
If we were part of the Right Wing Noise Machine,
billionaires would make sure we were a well-funded operation. Because we're on
the left, we toil in near-poverty and have to beg our readers for
$0.00 $25.00 $160.00 No really, only FOUR
PEOPLE have donated today! Can you help?
Fascinating. I'm sure the ten right wing web sites I list are
all funded by billionaires. Yeah, right.
I cannot understand why people on the left do
this. If the people at www.smirkingchimp.com
need money to continue the web site (even the name of which is a
personal insult directed at President Bush), why not
just point out the need for funding and stash the bile?
Besides - not that they don't already know it - there are a
whole bunch of left wing billionaires/near billionaires to draw from. They
include George Soros, Herbert and Marion Sandler, Oprah
Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Steven Cohen and others. If all it takes is
a billionaire's $$$ to "make sure we are a well-funded organization", then smirkingchimp.com
doesn't have a worry in the world
The tacit inference that all billionaires
are right wingers is ridiculous. It is gratuitously fraudulent.
They know better, but can't resist attacking anyway.
That said, however, if anyone who reads this blog wants to
contribute to the smirkingchimp.com web site, I've certainly provided the information needed to do
so. Truth is only served when all sides are heard - even if some of them are
extreme and offensive
Noel Sheppard of www.newsbuster.org:
offers his take on a former
"newsperson", currently a university professor, giving us all a lesson in how
to demonstrate bias most effectively. Unfortunately for the "newsperson"/professor,
Frank Sesno, he is not trying to do it at the time.
Here, see for yourself:
Sesno Bashes Fox's Tea Party
Coverage, Defends Olbermann and Roesgen
In today's You've Got To Be Kidding Me moment,
former CNN personality Frank Sesno scolded Fox News for its coverage of last
week's Tea Parties while defending the disgraceful behavior of Keith Olbermann
and Susan Roesgen.
This from a man who is now a professor of media
and public affairs at George Washington University.
Appearing on CNN's "Reliable Sources," this was
Sesno's opinion of the Tea Party involvement of Fox News's Sean Hannity and
Glenn Beck (file photo):
StoryIt's fine from a First Amendment point of view.
They've got that right. It's not fine from a journalistic point of
view...Because that's not our job. Our job is not to use our podium and our
platform and our television camera to tell people what they should be thinking
and doing. Our job should be to tell them what's happening out there and
then they decide what to do.
Yet, moments later when host Howard Kurtz played a
clip of Susan Roesgen's deplorable behavior at the
Chicago Tea Party, Sesno responded:
She was debating him, which is a problem. On the
other hand -- and I've been there, OK? You're on live television, you have
somebody who's throwing, you know, firebombs at the camera, and you cannot
just let that go unchallenged.
Words like "fascist" are very
serious words. And your responsibility as a journalist, it seems to me, to
be out there, is to challenge that and draw that person out. It doesn't
mean getting into a debating contest with him. And maybe she stepped over the
line with that, but that's an important thing to call people out
Hmmm. So, the responsibility of a CNN "journalist"
is to challenge and call people out for their opinions. BUT, a Fox News
"journalist" should not use his or her podium, platform, and television camera
to tell people what they should be thinking and doing.
But there's more, for when Kurtz brought up
Janeane Garofalo's disgusting rant on
MSNBC's "Countdown" Thursday, he asked Sesno if host Keith Olbermann should have
called out Garofalo for her comments. Readers are encouraged to brace themselves
for Sesno's next hypocrisy:
Should be challenged. I mean, again -- but it
depends what the show is. All right? I mean, Keith Olbermann is Keith
Olbermann. I mean, he's going to approach this the way he
Amazing. So Roesgen was right to challenge and
draw out folks at the Chicago Tea Party, but Olbermann gets a pass with Garofalo
because he's Olbermann.
Meanwhile, Beck and Hannity clearly overstepped
Thanks for straightening that out for us,
And that concludes today's lesson on media and
But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them
NEWT GINGRICH ON THE TODAY SHOW
There has to be a web site - maybe even NBC's - that will provide the
transcript of Newt Gingrich on the Today show this morning, talking about
President Obama's performance with foreign leaders.
I don't want to tease you with my remembrance of what he said, because that
would not do it justice.
Look, I can't say I'm the biggest fan of Mr. Gingrich, and I hope he isn't
serious about a presidential run in 2012. He is far too vulnerable on several political
issues, as well as his personal life.
But, this morning, Gingrich's comments were so on-target that I want you to see/hear them
verbatim. He was utterly brilliant.
When I can get his segment, whether in print, on youtube.com
or somewhere else, I'll post it immediately.
UPDATE: You can see/hear Gingrich's Today segment (which is very short,
about 3 1/2 minutes) by doing the following:
1) Click on http://today.msnbc.msn.com/
2) scroll down just a short distance and you will see a picture of Matt Lauer
and Meredith Viera, with the words "Watch The Show". Click on it
2) Watch the commercial Today inflicts on you (ok, I agree they have to
pay the rent) - after which a vertical series of icons will show up on the left side
of your screen
3) Scroll down to Gingrich and click on the icon. (since he was on early in the show,
he is far down the list -- but you'll find
Voila. You have it.