Thai has a couple of posts in the works, hopefully they'll come while I'm away to keep the 'flow' going :)
Everyone have a great weekend and I'll see you in a few days.
Fred Thompson May Announce July 4 for President
Fred Thompson May Announce in July Kessler: F. Thompson Endorsed McCain-Feingold Otto Reich: Unrest Unlikely to Oust Chavez Giuliani Law Firm Gave to Democrats Book Reveals Cuba-Vietnam POW Link
Republican Fred Thompson, a former Tennessee senator and "Law & Order" actor, is methodically moving ahead with a likely presidential bid, several officials with knowledge of the plans said Wednesday.
An all-but-declared candidate for months, Thompson will establish an official organization next week to weigh a White House bid while launching his first major fundraising effort. He also may visit early primary states in late June and could officially enter the race as early as the first week in July, according to the officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the plans were not public.
Despite the movement, they cautioned that Thompson has made no final decision about whether to run or where and when to get in the race should he decide to go forward.
They said he is considering several options for a possible formal announcement, and that one scenario has him officially announcing his candidacy over the July 4 holiday. It's also possible, they said, that Thompson could wait until later in the summer to declare his intentions. (link)
Blogger Sued for Publishing Stories About Muslims linked to Terror
If the Muslims get away with this "test case", it will shut us all down. The intrepid blogger and PI (and valued Atlas source) has been sued for publishing stories about Muslims with ties to Islamic terror. News stories already published in the mainstream media. Warner obviously hit a nerve. This is the next nefarious step in the litigation jihad. Warner must prevail. This wreaks of CAIR. Their tactics are written all over it. How is this different than the CAIR lawsuit against the Jane/John Does on the US Airways flight that reported the belligerent, aggressive behavior of the six imams?) Perhaps we need legislation to protect us (what happened to free speech?)
Bill Warner writes me the following;
Blogger sued and facing an injunction to cease and desist publishing stories about Muslims linked to terrorism
This is a serious threat to First Amendement rights of Freedom of Speach for bloggers and news reporters everywhere, and if I lose the law suit and the injunction is enforced, it will set a precedent for future law suits and injunctions to be imposed on any blogger or news reporter who writes about Muslims linked to terrorism.
n 5/21/2007 I was served summons of Complaint and an Injunction by the Mcintrye Law Firm of Tampa Fl who represent Abdul Raouf M. Dabus in a Defamation Law Suit against myself and my company for supposedly linking Mr. Dabus and his company VIP Motors in Tampa with shipping vehicles to the Middle East for resale in support of terrorism and that Mr. Dabus had worked at the Islamic Academy of Florida with Sami Al-Arain (The School that Terrorism Built) as an instructor from 1999 to an unknown point and that Mr. Dabus was linked to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and that such information is posted on my web site www.wbipi.com .
(link) from Atlas Shrugs.
May. 27, 2007 8:43 | Updated May. 27, 2007 21:14
Kassam hits house as IAF planes attack in Deir-el-Balah
By SHELLY PAZ, JPOST.COM STAFF AND AP
Two Kassam rockets were fired from Gaza at Sderot Sunday night. No one was injured but one went into shock when the Kassam hit.
One of the rockets hit a Sderot home that had been damaged by a Kassam in the past. The residents of the house were in Jerusalem when the rocket struck.
Earlier, IAF planes bombed Hamas installations in the Gaza Strip town of Deir el-Balah Sunday night.
A 35-year-old man was killed when a Kassam rocket slammed into the road near his car in Sderot Sunday morning, as rockets continued to rain down on the southern town.
The man - identified as Oshri Oz, 35, from Hod Hasharon - was hit in the neck by shrapnel when the missile landed, and the car crashed into a wall. He was evacuated to Ashkelon's Barzilai Hospital in critical condition and died of his wounds shortly afterward. (link)