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Aw! This is the end of an era.

Thanks to all of you who were with the Hot Air team when we launched this enterprise in 2006.

I’m forever grateful to all of you original readers and longtime commenters who made this one of the best communities in the conservative blogosphere!

2016-02-15 19:09:10 Michelle

Yeah, “preposterous.”

2008-11-12 03:26:51 Michelle

Thus begins the grassroots movement to get the boss to wear mirror shades next time she’s on.

SNORT!!!! I’m tempted…

2008-10-31 15:23:33 Michelle

In re:

“As I said, the authority to do this was in the plan all along. It’s not an additional $300 billion — it’s using $300 billion of the $700 billion already authorized to hit more directly on mortgages rather than rescuing investors from their derivatives.”

As one of my mm.com commenters wrote last night:

“It does not matter whether it is on top of the current $700,000,000,000.00 bailout. It is the simple fact that McCain thinks that house prices need to be stabilized by government mandate . That the government has any business at all to do with the price of a home. That the government’s duty is to keep people in their overpriced homes. That the government should discriminate against non home owners by helping establish home prices that are outside the range of many if not most people who work near where the homes are located. The government is not the economy, unless you are communist marxist socialist. Get the God Damned American government out of my pocket and my choices and do it now.”

2008-10-08 16:19:14 Michelle

Getting credit is not a constitutional right. Preserving home ownership should not be a government imperative to be pursued at all costs. Neither should foreclosure prevention at all costs.

2008-10-08 15:18:07 Michelle

I oppose this McCain monstrosity.

2008-10-08 15:14:48 Michelle

The missing SNL bailout skit — and the Soros connection

2008-10-07 02:53:08 Michelle


2008-10-02 15:15:28 Michelle

I’m John McCain and I approve this message.

Juan Hernandez approves, too!

2008-10-01 21:01:16 Michelle


Hope you run in to Alan Colmes and send him some Hot Air regards!

2008-09-01 02:39:53 Michelle


2008-08-31 16:48:47 Michelle

A certain member of the Hot Air staff is an avowed reggaeton fan.


How long before social cons start complaining to McCain about the lyrics to “Gasolina”?

3, 2…

2008-08-25 19:52:11 Michelle

Feel better?

No. He WILL pass the DREAM Act. He WON’T secure the border.

2008-07-15 15:21:53 Michelle

I’m mildly comforted by his willingness to tell them we need to secure the border first.

You know it doesn’t mean anything. He says it like he’s clearing his throat.

2008-06-20 17:32:18 Michelle

We want MM!


I’m doing exactly what I want to do, striking exactly the right balance between work and home life, and loving every minute of it.

2008-06-17 17:27:52 Michelle

Baldilocks is right. In fact, she’s used both phrases–“baby’s daddy” and “baby daddy” and rubbed all sorts of folks the wrong way with the pandering.

2008-06-12 04:47:41 Michelle

E.D. is not stupid.

2008-06-10 20:35:29 Michelle

I want this. I need this. I have to have this.

2008-06-06 00:21:08 Michelle

Michelle, what you’re reading isn’t plagiarism.

I didn’t say it was.

2008-06-05 15:30:45 Michelle

The Jelly Belly message is great for Iraq but the Afgans don’t speak Arabic, their enemies do.

Yes, don’t worry. MAF knows.

2008-05-26 17:14:19 Michelle

SNORT. My stomach is still hurting. And my nostrils, too.

The Lady Marmalade one was hilarious.

2008-05-12 14:37:12 Michelle

Check out the caption:


Grammar checker to Aisle 9…

2008-04-11 21:55:12 Michelle

It’s not that he stumbled, it’s that he keeps stumbling on this particular point.


2008-04-08 19:02:31 Michelle

Just finished watching. Simply amazing.

2008-03-31 17:32:30 Michelle

I’d still like to see a “Hot Air Vent” 1-on-1 interview between John McCain and Michelle Malkin. Why hasn’t this happened yet?

It’s not for lack of trying.

2008-03-31 17:26:41 Michelle

Very interesting, but allow me to point out that McCain’s blogger outreach didn’t reach out to many conservative blogs.

Cough, cough.

2008-03-31 13:26:16 Michelle

How could I have forgotten that one? D’oh!

2008-03-26 13:24:03 Michelle

I have no idea why the URL didn’t show. There it is now. Ok?

2008-03-25 01:06:47 Michelle

It is I. The video is public. YouTube just sucks. Stand by.

2008-03-25 00:50:09 Michelle

Michelle,there appears to be a SNAFU with the video!

Try now. Thanks!

2008-03-25 00:21:48 Michelle

I weighed in on Friday: He should be at the top of the ticket in 2012, not second banana to McCain.

2008-03-17 15:24:43 Michelle

Oh. Dear.

2008-03-13 15:37:17 Michelle

Well, here, let me explain it to you.

Or rather, let Jeff Epstein of Vietnam Vets for Truth explain it:

This photograph’s unquestionable significance lies in its placement in the American protestors’ section of the War Crimes Museum in Saigon. The Vietnamese communists clearly recognize John Kerry’s contributions to their victory. This find can be compared to the discovery of a painting of Neville Chamberlain hanging in a place of honor in Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in 1945.”

…Below the photograph of John Kerry are explanatory placards in English, French, Vietnamese, and Chinese. The English placard reads:

“Mr. Do Muoi, Secretary General of the Vietnamese Communist Party met with Congressman and Veterans Delegation in Vietnam (July 15-18, 1993)”

Senator Kerry may argue today that his anti-war protests did not render support to the enemy in time of war and that his activities did not violate the definition of treason given in Article III, Section 3, of the US Constitution. This exhibit paying tribute to Kerry in the War Protestors Hall of the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City tells a very different story. The Vietnamese communists clearly feel that the American anti-war protestors were a very important force in undermining support in the United States for American war efforts, a force that contributed materially to ultimate communist victory in 1975.

It’s a photographic shrine dedicated to the anti-war activists led by John Kerry, illustrated with a picture of John Kerry. Not Jane Fonda. Not John Lennon.

John Kerry.

2008-03-13 04:42:57 Michelle

maybe Michelle removed it and is going to host it with a different service?

no. youtube just sucks.

yes, we’re uploading it at sevenload and it’ll be done soon.

2008-03-13 03:41:57 Michelle

YouTube sucks. We’re swapping it with Sevenload in just a sec.

2008-03-13 03:30:18 Michelle

…or at least, it should be!

2008-03-13 03:26:29 Michelle

It’s up!

2008-03-13 03:25:54 Michelle

I think it’s a processing problem. Hang on. Trying to resolve.

2008-03-13 03:20:56 Michelle

Geez. 22 years old. Only four years older than Steamroller’s oldest daughter.

2008-03-12 22:35:11 Michelle


2008-03-12 02:13:38 Michelle

Make a U-Turn at “Responsibility Road”–and you end up at the Mayflower Hotel.

2008-03-11 14:56:48 Michelle

I came out of the geek closet ages ago, Frank!

2008-03-07 17:45:20 Michelle

Precisely. Thank you, Big A.

2008-03-06 03:12:43 Michelle

Update: Marines in Honolulu investigating.

2008-03-04 04:42:54 Michelle

Tons of Diggbats have sent me this video, too. Fits right into the soldier-as-monster narrative. Don’t fall for it. Look: The dog doesn’t move the entire time. It’s dead.

2008-03-04 03:02:08 Michelle

Would you have run the scoop?

No. There should be a compelling public interest rationale for ignoring the personal and national security risks of breaking the media embargo.

In this case, the only rationale was the compelling need to splash PRINCE HARRY’S NAME IN WORLD WAR IV FONT on a slow-news day.


2008-02-28 19:17:22 Michelle

Eyewash. I need eyewash.

2008-02-28 17:37:30 Michelle

Big A:

Guess you didn’t like the cinammon apple spice candles in my kitchen.

Crossing Yankee Candles off the company Christmas list…

2008-02-27 01:20:48 Michelle

Ah, the vainglorious world of tee-vee.

The things I have seen…

2008-02-26 15:17:44 Michelle

I can vouch for Allah’s fitness. Dude is getting buff.

His dancing skills, however, remain a mystery…

2008-02-25 22:17:23 Michelle

She really meant to say that every woman is “struggling” in the political sense–you know, in the context of struggling to keep our heads above water until the soul-fixing Obamessiah walks on water and extends his hallowed hand to save our corporeal and spiritual selves from drowning.

So stop twisting her words!

2008-02-21 23:17:43 Michelle

I guess, and although it’s not fair in this situation, Robertson’s made himself a pretty big target for derision over the years. How about his sidekick, though? I guess Chavez is “just a man with a very interesting perspective on things.”

So criticize him when he says stupid things.

The sidekick was just being wry.

2008-02-19 16:16:40 Michelle

This is the Huffington Post trying to slime Pat Robertson by taking his comments about Hugo Chavez out of context.


2008-02-19 16:10:38 Michelle

you have to keep Michelle away from the mike.

It wasn’t me. It was Hillary!

2008-02-15 20:13:19 Michelle

No, I was wearing a crusty pants suit.

2008-02-15 14:53:23 Michelle

Much weaker than I thought.

Don’t underestimate the Obama-nator, bp. What sounds like hard leftism to the average conservative ear comes across as moderate earnestness to the casual listener.

Also, behind the frontal attacks on the GOP are passive-aggressive attacks on Hillary.

Smart politics.

He’s a threat.

2008-02-13 03:05:20 Michelle

Jindal 2012: I’m there.

2008-02-11 16:09:31 Michelle


Allah’s right about the Slate video, though. It was cute.

2008-02-11 15:58:38 Michelle

There wasn’t much time to even start to duel her on anything. Here are my follow-up comments.

2008-02-06 17:23:06 Michelle

Don’t forget the Fashion Guru segment with Tim Gunn.

2008-02-05 17:03:57 Michelle

Greedy people.

2008-01-31 04:02:39 Michelle


2008-01-30 03:57:08 Michelle

Blogged this yesterday.


Contact info for the Berkeley “Peace and Justice Commission:”

Manuel Hector, Jr.
Health & Human Services
(510) 981-5110
E-mail: [email protected]

2008-01-28 21:48:22 Michelle

As I noted on the night of the debate, I honestly don’t think Obama knew what the Solomon Amendment was when he was asked. That’s why he shifted the discussion.

2008-01-23 15:00:50 Michelle

I think Hillary looks worse than Obambi.

2008-01-22 02:06:57 Michelle

Clinton disavowed it in the latest debate.

What is “it”? People are missing my point that it wasn’t just the drug allusion that Johnson made. It was the Tillie-esque derision that he threw in moments later. Those were the truly pernicious comments. The Clinton campaign has said nothing about that–because they don’t think there’s anything wrong with black-on-black race-baiting.

2008-01-17 17:55:41 Michelle

Good catch. I heard him say it yesterday when I was liveblogging, but I wasn’t sure I heard it correctly.

2008-01-16 14:28:58 Michelle

Two of my faves.

Hee. Which GOP candidate will be the Macho King?

If the GOP candidates were WWF wrestlers, which ones would they be?

John McCain = Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Mike Huckabee = Hillbilly Jim.

2008-01-15 14:57:43 Michelle

WWE! My bad. Last time I paid attention to wrestling, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Andre the Giant were in the ring…

2008-01-15 14:35:29 Michelle

Sending prayers and best wishes…

2008-01-14 18:58:23 Michelle

Yep. All those Paul people who will be sending hate mail to Brit Hume ought to be sending him flowers.

2008-01-11 04:53:52 Michelle

Contrary to Malkin (who as usual shows herself all too willing to stretch the truth when necessary to back up her prejudices)

Why don’t you go ahead and elaborate on that?

2008-01-10 06:51:27 Michelle

…and Keith Olbermann would be breathing into a paper bag.

I just snorted out loud.

2008-01-08 15:39:46 Michelle

Mystery solved? A possible radio show prank.

2008-01-08 05:33:55 Michelle

I think the tell is her pause and stalling as she orders her staff to turn the lights on because “it’s awfully dark in here.”

2008-01-08 04:12:14 Michelle

Which nutroots blog will be the first to scream “Gulf of Tonkin!”?

Democratic Underground. Natch.

2008-01-07 14:57:10 Michelle

If we choose to elect politicians that ignore the electorate and do just what they please, as McCain has done on campaign finance reform, Bush Tax cuts, and Illegal immigration, then we get just what we deserve, a government that doesn’t give a damn about the people it serves.

Indeed. We get what we deserve.

2007-12-26 18:20:36 Michelle

Contemplates…and throws blanket over head, wishing to fast-forward to 2012.

2007-12-26 18:19:28 Michelle

WOW! I want one! I wish I were the giver, but I wasn’t! Congrats, AP. :)

2007-12-26 15:51:39 Michelle


2007-12-21 17:00:00 Michelle

That flag–what country’s flag is that, anyway?–is giving me a headache. And what’s up with the cabbage pinned to her jacket?

2007-12-20 18:26:17 Michelle

Allah’s right. The vid is not quite as bad as the print description. But it’s only partly exculpatory. He gingerly touches the firefighter hat, then juggles it around reluctantly like it’s Kryptonite or a dunce cap or a lump of coal or something before he plops it on Mrs. Thompson’s head.

She really rescued him.

What an odd and revealing little moment. So in contrast to Fred’s nice smackdown of the schoolmarm at the Iowa debate last week.

2007-12-19 21:47:25 Michelle

Real men wear those “silly hats.”

2007-12-19 20:46:20 Michelle

That was…brutal.

2007-12-19 19:38:49 Michelle

I’m surprised that he hasn’t changed his given name.

Xopher just doesn’t have quite the same ring. ;)

2007-12-19 19:08:32 Michelle

No man can pull off wearing a red vest. (Well, maybe David Beckham.) It looks like an oversized bib. Is he about to sit down to eat at Red Lobster?

2007-12-19 14:30:39 Michelle

I dunno, I thought the running shoes answer was a better joke.

Oh wait, that was a real answer….


2007-12-14 16:50:26 Michelle

One of the books I read in January when we flew to Baghdad was Vali Nasr’s “The Shia Revival.” He writes about how Mookie was derisively known as “Mullah Atari”– because he spent more time playing video games than burying his nose in Islamic law. Guess he’s tired of being a hojat and ready to crack the books.

2007-12-14 04:16:06 Michelle

Yep. Larry O’Scary off his meds again. Or on them…

2007-12-10 01:24:47 Michelle

One would think that someone of MKH’s investigative capability could find something legitimate to talk about concerning the internet rather than high school boys and their fantasies and a movie acronym! How about Al Qaeda and their proliferation on the world wide web? MKH bills herself the “internet cop” and this is the best she can do?

Don’t blame MKH.

2007-12-06 02:37:11 Michelle

Please, with all due respect, don’t be stupid.

2007-11-30 19:21:26 Michelle

After so many years of bitter partisanship, it’s nice to see them finally agree with the boss on something.


2007-11-30 16:59:05 Michelle

It’s amazing a site as big as MM with her traffic volume can still be disabled by Drudgalanche.

I’m back up! It’s a bit slow, but it’s loading.

2007-11-29 14:38:39 Michelle

I think MM’s site is overloaded right now due to the Drudge linkage.

Our tech team is getting it back up. Stand by…

2007-11-29 13:44:26 Michelle

For the record, I found csdeven’s ad hominem attacks on Mrs. Thompson disgusting and appalling.

Would you like to mock my face the same way, too? Because leftist haters have said exactly the same thing about me.

2007-11-21 13:53:17 Michelle

Meet our terms of use, jummy.

This is not Fark.

2007-11-15 02:50:09 Michelle

Red Blind Eye.

2007-11-14 20:16:04 Michelle

The real question is, can we get MM a cameo in 24?

I’d settle for Jack Bauer wearing an “I will not submit” t-shirt.


2007-11-12 17:15:50 Michelle

e) It’s what all the cool kids read, Allah.

Can’t be a) because he said reads Hot Air, not mm.com. I’m dealing with it… :)

BTW, we watched more of Season 3 over the weekend. Day 3. Really enjoyed it.

2007-11-12 16:40:39 Michelle

Not really a country music fan, though I like individual songs.

Don’t really know about Allah. He’s more Beastie Boys.

Ask Bryan the Texas if he likes country music.

You’ll get an amusing reaction.

2007-11-09 20:14:46 Michelle


2007-11-09 15:41:07 Michelle


2007-11-08 02:12:24 Michelle

Michelle – you’re up early!

It’s the daylight’s savings time thing messing up my internal clock. :)

2007-11-04 11:16:20 Michelle

The McCain sticker is perplexing. There’s a “NO” above the Hillary sticker.

2007-11-03 19:21:47 Michelle

You beat me to it! I was saving this video for a Halloween costume post later tonight.

I’m embarrassed to show you my iphone costume now. So primitive by comparison. No LCD displays! Nevertheless, I’ll put up a photo later today after we take the kids trick or treating…

2007-10-31 18:38:55 Michelle

Well, Allah, if you ever decided to change your nom de blogguere, it’s settled: DIRTSNIFFINGHOTAIRNEOCON.

2007-10-30 16:16:31 Michelle

What was up with his hand movements? They had that John Kerry-eating-a-cheesesteak daintiness about them.

NOT hip.

2007-10-29 23:38:20 Michelle

Ham roasting Rosie. And looking extra-fab to boot!

2007-10-29 22:09:07 Michelle

WWAD: What Would Ayaan Do?

I think we need to make it a bracelet and send one to all American female lawmakers, celebrities, and public figures who might find themselves in Mrs. Bush’s situation.

2007-10-29 18:48:52 Michelle

Although the reference to her ethnic background is kind of curious.


2007-10-29 14:26:01 Michelle

Among the show’s most recent converts, as rumor has it: the boss herself.

Alas, it’s true. I’m on the Season 3 DVD. Does it go downhill from here?

2007-10-25 23:37:47 Michelle


You have more Fox News fans than you know! I swear on my iPhone costume that the senior producer got into my ear after my segment and raved about Hot Air. Said it was one of their “top five” sites they visit for story ideas.


As for my momentary inattention, two producers were talking in my ear right before I went on air, asking me to be ready to comment on the story about Fox News being tops on XM and something else on CNN and Israel.

And yes, I was totally talking out of my…hat..on the ad.

2007-10-25 15:29:16 Michelle

Meanwhile, British social workers left foster children with homosexual child abusers because they feared being accused of discrimination if they investigated complaints.

2007-10-24 01:22:10 Michelle


After I get one of my own.

All is forgiven. ;)

Incidentally, it’s somebody’s birthday this Saturday. Hint hint.

What a sweetie. Am I a lucky boss or what?!

2007-10-17 02:07:26 Michelle


2007-10-12 17:09:12 Michelle

It is indeed must-read. All of it. Another of the numerous quotable passages:

Reason: But do you feel at all uncomfortable with that heavy emphasis on religion in American public life?

Hirsi Ali: Yes. And the good thing is—and that’s what I’ve tried to tell all my European friends—I’m allowed to say so.

I think that it’s a great mistake for this country to reject a very good atheist. I mean, when you have two candidates, and one is an atheist and the other is a religious person and the atheist would make the better public official, it’s a great loss not to elect him. Anyway, atheists here can forward their agenda and fight back safely without risking violence.

I accept that there are multitudes seeking God, seeking meaning, and so on, but if they reject atheism, I would rather they became modern-day Catholics or Jews than that they became Muslims. Because my Catholic and Jewish colleagues are fine. The concept of God in Jewish orthodoxy is one where you’re having constant quarrels with God. Where I come from, in Islam, the only concept of God is you submit to Him and you obey His commands, no quarreling allowed. Quarreling or even asking questions means you raise yourself to the same level as Him, and in Islam that’s the worst sin you can commit. Jews should be proselytizing about a God that you can quarrel with. Catholics should be proselytizing about a God who is love, who represents a hereafter where there’s no hell, who wants you to lead a life where you can confess your sins and feel much better afterwards. Those are lovely concepts of God. They can’t compare to the fire-breathing Allah who inspires jihadism and totalitarianism.

2007-10-11 15:32:53 Michelle

Jan. 19, 2007: The immortal words of 2LT Mark Daily

Jan. 31, 2007: 2LT Mark Daily’s message reaches the Senate floor

Feb. 18, 2007: “I genuinely believe the United States Army is a force of good in this world”

2007-10-06 00:19:31 Michelle

This looks good, but it won’t make as sexy a Halloween costume.

2007-10-03 20:43:42 Michelle

Does anyone remember a mob of guest worker rights’ “advocates” laying siege to a Post office Flag pole over the summer, lowering the American Flag and raising a mexican flag? Just curious


2007-10-03 04:05:12 Michelle

Isn’t chum more pink than red? ;)

2007-10-03 03:44:39 Michelle


Thank you for your suggestion.

2007-10-03 00:09:30 Michelle

I thought this was a serious site.

That’s funny!

2007-10-02 23:54:40 Michelle


2007-10-02 19:14:26 Michelle

I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but I think I know what the world’s greatest boss is getting for her birthday…


Well, I guess the Skinbag laptop cover is kinda cute.

2007-10-02 18:19:53 Michelle

Hoax or not?


2007-10-02 17:50:33 Michelle

Ring the alarm!

2007-10-01 22:57:41 Michelle

Where do we send submissions?

Post a link here or send ’em to me at writemalkin-at-gmail.com

2007-09-29 15:52:47 Michelle

Colmes’ and Hill’s framing the entire controversy as a free speech issue is juvenile.

And so utterly exasperating. They should have all shut up and let Scott talk.

Death of the Grown-up moment, number 99,999.

2007-09-28 14:26:28 Michelle

I’ve been reporting on the Diversity Visa Lottery scam, brought to you by Teddy Kennedy, for years. Here.

2007-09-26 23:12:13 Michelle

Where else on the net can you get breaking Ahmadinajad news – on the ground video from outside Columbia – the latest Hillary updates – and a woman throwing up because of painful menstruation – all on one site, in one awesome package?

Nowhere my friends. Nowhere.

I love Hot Air.

I am going to put this on our business cards!

After I get Allah’s iPhone…


2007-09-25 12:48:31 Michelle

Surely a drudge link will get you that iphone.

Like AP says, after Microsoft buys HA…

…iphones and Lamborghinis for us all!

2007-09-23 00:00:50 Michelle



I’m six years older than Ms. Clueless. What does that make me? A great-grandma?

2007-09-22 01:51:20 Michelle


2007-09-21 02:21:44 Michelle

Elisabeth is A-list in my book!

2007-09-17 18:20:12 Michelle

Allahpundit is the lead blogger here for a reason. Several reasons, actually: He’s smart, funny, engaging, funny, addictive, combative, contrarian, prickly, funny, and, oh, the hardest working man in the blogosphere.

We disagree about many things. We agree about more.

If you can’t take heat and give it back, on religion or any other matter, get out of our kitchen.

Thank you.

By the way, the series on Gloria is really very touching. Good way to get some perspective.

2007-09-17 03:42:13 Michelle

Hmmm. No thanks.

2007-09-11 17:36:37 Michelle

Here’s my Senate testimony on immigration.

2007-09-11 16:30:30 Michelle

We interviewed Mark Steyn. Here.

2007-09-11 13:19:52 Michelle

We’ve already done interviews with Duncan Hunter and Newt Gingrich.

2007-09-11 04:28:08 Michelle

I’m going to crush you like I crushed you in tennis. We’re going to have to figure out how to get Allah one, so we can all play online.

2007-09-11 03:43:33 Michelle

Argh. You beat me to it. It’s definitely must-watch. Also check out the MSA guy’s YouTube channel.

He’s got quite an obsession with browbeating women over the hijab.

2007-09-06 18:19:34 Michelle

Noticed you blogged your A off today.

He does it every day. Show your love.

2007-09-06 03:25:51 Michelle

That’s not necessary. Don’t sink to their level.

2007-09-06 03:13:14 Michelle

So that means nothing will be said.

Yeah. If anything is said, it’s a little too damned late. The silence was a signal for Olbermann and his ilk to go ahead and pile on.

I have less anger towards Olbermann than I do with people I expected more of…silly me.

2007-09-06 02:28:03 Michelle

Fox needs to say something.

Gee, that would be nice.

2007-09-06 02:10:59 Michelle

And I suspect you already knew about this because he asked Michelle to host it. I know this because he also asked me and told me he asked Michelle.

Ahem. Not that anyone asked me, but I have not heard anything from Mark Cuban. And I don’t listen to the Mike Church show, so I didn’t hear about that either.

2007-09-05 13:16:08 Michelle

I thought it was interesting that the video was produced by a multimedia editor at the Spokane Spokesman-Review and distributed by them on YouTube. There’s a debate among the editors about whether it’s appropriate to have the newspaper’s imprimatur on the vid.

Interesting reading.

Can you imagine if a mainstream newspaper produced and distributed a similar satiritical video about say, Ted Kennedy, or Mel Reynolds, or Barney Frank?

Just saying…

2007-08-31 20:18:26 Michelle

No, it’s the continuation.

2007-08-31 19:58:54 Michelle

Have we alienated him somehow?

I hope not.

2007-08-31 16:19:21 Michelle

Another opening for Michelle.

You’ve got to be kidding.

We simply must nab him for Vent.

Yes, I want Tony! I don’t know if he’ll talk to us, though…

2007-08-31 16:01:39 Michelle

Geraldo’s Al Gore moment: He “invented covering the MS-13 story!”

2007-08-20 14:51:05 Michelle

Forget the iPhone! I just got a Wii. It. Rocks. And now I know what Allah should get for Christmas from the Hot Air family. Who’s in?

2007-08-17 00:41:26 Michelle

I had heard it when I was liveblogging, but I thought I heard wrong.


2007-08-09 18:45:17 Michelle

On the charge of the high crime of “predicability:” I plead guilty.

2007-07-23 13:22:56 Michelle

A 7-year-old girl said she had been raped and repeatedly molested over the course of a year.

Kanneh was arrested in August 2004 after witnesses told police that he raped and repeatedly sexually molested the girl, a relative.

In a charging document, Detective Omar Hasan wrote that the girl “attempted to physically stop the behavior from the defendant, but was unsuccessful.” Hasan wrote that Kanneh threatened the young girl “with not being able to leave the apartment unless she engaged in sexual behavior with the defendant.”

If you have a 7-year-old daughter–and yes, I do–there is nothing manufactured about the outrage over this story. And there is nothing tedious about wanting to see fists pounded and heads cracked over the defendant getting off scot-free.

2007-07-23 12:25:54 Michelle

The ozone layer is now completely obliterated. Do you know how much hairspray it takes to get that feathery, swoopy thing to hold like that? Three cans of this.

At least.

2007-07-22 03:21:37 Michelle

I’m just sayin
Jaibones on July 19, 2007 at 10:48 PM

And you’re lookin’ very silly.

2007-07-20 02:53:10 Michelle

As soon as I heard him say it, I snorted and Googled “people of girth.”

2007-07-20 02:25:34 Michelle


If you cannot disagree without cursing, insulting, and threatening violence against Patterico–a guest blogger whom I invited and welcomed to this site– you will no longer be welcome here.

That goes for anyone else who chooses to employ profanity and threats instead of facts and logic to argue with any of my employees and guest bloggers.

2007-07-18 16:52:36 Michelle

Seconding that.

2007-07-17 14:17:12 Michelle

Snorting my $5 cheap shamnesty victory wine out my nose.

2007-06-28 21:38:43 Michelle


Please turn off the caps lock key. We hear you fine without it.

2007-06-26 04:49:23 Michelle

He’s fixing it right now.

2007-06-26 03:49:23 Michelle

I wrote the lyrics. Bryan did vocals. And yes, we are quite happy with blip.tv!

2007-06-14 15:35:58 Michelle

Y’all realize we’re just having fun here, yes?

2007-06-13 21:36:03 Michelle

Lucianne.com: “Enough with the Thompson Tease…..go already.”

2007-06-13 20:40:58 Michelle

“Anger?” Eh. Mere annoyance. I don’t like flirts.

Not for president, anyway.

2007-06-13 20:34:11 Michelle

Wow. Is it my breath?

2007-06-13 20:24:40 Michelle

Plus: RCP headlines = Not funny.

Hot Air headlines = Teh funny.

2007-05-31 13:32:39 Michelle

Yes. See here.

2007-05-29 14:46:55 Michelle

Meant as gentle snark, sir.

2007-05-29 14:28:10 Michelle

…if I have to scroll down to to find the daily clip, that’s five seconds of my life I’ll never get back.


Fill in the blanks. ;)

2007-05-29 14:13:36 Michelle

I repeat: New Hot Air TV shows will be found easily at the Top of Top Picks.

Go there right now. Jihad Watch is available for your viewing pleasure.

And we’re experimenting with different embedded formats. Today ‘s show is in nice, big iFilm embed format. Check it out and let us know what you think.

2007-05-29 13:18:28 Michelle

As I mentioned in the post:

Loyal viewers of our Hot Air TV shows will continue to get their fix of original programs, which we’ll post in Top Picks.

2007-05-29 11:29:16 Michelle

Not yet. Boss?

Not yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

2007-05-29 04:11:45 Michelle


“Good greif,” indeed. The point isn’t just to highlight news sources that you like. The point is to provide you an array of the most compelling/interesting/amusing/newsworthy/ snort-worthy headlines and links.

Get it?

2007-05-29 03:52:00 Michelle

It’s live!

2007-05-29 03:26:26 Michelle

I can’t stand people dumping on Elisabeth. She’s genuine, classy, and tougher than she gets credit for–and she has done a terrific job of exposing just how nasty, insecure, and witless Rosie O’Donnell is. Her mere existence on the set makes Ro unhinged.

2007-05-24 13:31:12 Michelle

I covered the Wichita Massacre in 2002 and continue to follow the case.

Here’s my column.

2007-05-16 22:22:58 Michelle

OxyClinton…Hillary Ambivalence Syndrome…Dr. Laura…loved it!

2007-05-14 02:21:24 Michelle

Just received this info from Brandon Millett for those who can’t make it to the festival:

Can’t Make it this Year to the GI Film Festival?
Send a Soldier in Your Place!

We know Memorial Day weekend is a busy holiday. If you are unable to join us at the GI Film Festival, you can send a soldier in your place with a tax-deductible contribution of $65. Simply purchase a “day pass” and under “name” type in “Any Soldier USA” and we’ll make sure one of our local heroes gets a great day at the movies.

2007-05-11 14:01:05 Michelle

More importantly, thanks to Stacy McCain for inviting us to chat, for featuring the interview, and for giving everyone at Hot Air some nice exposure.

It’s greatly appreciated.

2007-05-08 01:11:07 Michelle

For the record, the full quote is this:

I’m very fortunate to have the team I work with–and Bryan, in particular, and I have been everywhere from the Gathering of Eagles march to interviewing Doolittle’s Raid survivors to going to Iraq to filming cheerleader routines in your backyard.

I was just mentioning specific instances of interesting video stuff on Hot Air. I wasn’t dissing the rest of the team.

2007-05-08 01:08:07 Michelle

ringmaster is banned.

2007-05-01 18:51:38 Michelle

Credit for the lyrics go to Bryan, but thanks! ;)

2007-04-26 11:34:15 Michelle

Do not call people “dumb-asses” on this site.

I politely suggest you re-read our terms of service regarding comments:

Hot Air allows you to post comments on the site, provided that you first register to do so with a valid e-mail address. We may allow as much or as little opportunity for registration as we choose, in our absolute discretion, and we may close particular comment threads or discontinue our general policy of allowing comments at any time. By registering to post comments, you warrant that you are at least 18 years old and that you are solely responsible for your account’s activity. (Update February 11, 2007: We are no longer accepting new Hot Air registrants. That means that if you are not already registered, you cannot comment on our site. We may re-open registration at a later date.)

We reserve the right to delete your comments or revoke your registration for any reason. Rarely, if ever, will we do so simply because we disagree with you. We will, however, usually do so if you post something that is, in our good-faith opinion, (a) off-topic; (b) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate these terms of use or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (c) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services.

Hot Air does not own your comments and expressly disclaims any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on our site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve us from any and all liability that may result from those postings. You further agree to grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, or otherwise distribute your comments without limitation, as well as to make such additional uses of them as may be needed by HotAir.com, Hot Air Network, LLC, or any affiliated entity.

In short, you’re our guest here. We value your opinion and are happy to provide you with a forum in which to express it, but if you abuse our hospitality or use our site to injure someone, don’t be surprised if we throw you out.

2007-04-10 04:38:56 Michelle

People, people. Direct all snark about tardiness to The Boss. Moi. Not your faithful Allah.

We were shooting the breeze over the weekend and I mentioned the Alanis video. Allah always aims to please. So, voila: A “My Humps” post. Okay, it’s a week old, but IMO still worth kicking around here.

I told the big A I didn’t think Irving Kristol could do a better job of exposing the vulgarity, misogyny, and mind-numbing idiocy of the original My Humps “lyrics” than Alanis has with her cover. She used her talent and humor to convey in three minutes what many social conservatives have spent thousands of words trying to convey in their critiques of trashy pop culture.

And, yes, in this case feminist critics and social conservative critics can come together in their mutual dislike of a talentless writher like Fergie.

She gives us all a bad name.

2007-04-10 03:54:50 Michelle

Yep. More elaboration on the bogus Rush-Imus comparison here.

2007-04-10 02:36:07 Michelle


2007-04-06 16:00:43 Michelle

Topic of my syndicated column tomorrow.

2007-04-03 21:30:46 Michelle

I had the misfortune of witnessing it firsthand. David Gregory makes Tucker Carlson look like Baryshnikov.

2007-04-03 15:40:41 Michelle

It was Sekoff who did most of the blubbering.

And I thought his concession to amend the post was, in fact, particularly interesting.

2007-03-31 01:26:17 Michelle

Just got back from the dinner. Thanks to Erick Stakelbeck, Bryan and I were guests of our friends at CBN News.

I’m sure Bryan will weigh in on, among other things, his chat with the lovely, talented, and fellow Texan, E.D. Hill.

Anyway, the whole affair was like being caught in an episode of Surreal Life–and Rove was Flavor Flav.

Honestly, he was cringe-inducing. I’ll say more in the morning after a few winks of sleep. Maybe my negative reaction will soften. But I doubt it. I’m with Baldilocks.

Bush seemed tired, but he was game and genuinely funny (although the Cheney shooting jokes were way overdone). Brian Williams, I hate to admit, also was a hit with the audience. The guy did a good Johnny Cash impression and is a human sound machine.

These are the things the media elite prize.

The most moving part of the night for me was meeting wounded Army vet Jake Keeslar and his beautiful wife. They were also guests of CBN. He lost both his legs in an IED explosion in Rawa, Iraq last June. (Here’s CBN reporter Melissa Charbonneau’s report.) He and his wife spoke about their positive experience at Walter Reed; we also chatted with Jake about conditions in Iraq and the evolving nature of attacks on American troops.

Both Bryan and I found it rather unsettling that the inside-the-Beltway media crowd gave Bob Woodruff a standing ovation, but not the veterans in the audience. Not to take anything away from Woodruff, but how about some priorities?

Most touching moment of the night: The presentation of the David Bloom award by his three beautiful daughters–the youngest so small you could only see the tippy-top of her head. The rest of her was blocked by the lectern until Woodruff lifted her up. The award went to Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig. Centanni profusely praised the Bush administration and the State Department, talked about the need to cover the “Palestinian side of the story” (hmmm) and made a strange remark expressing gratitude toward his fellow journalists for coordinating their efforts and NOT covering the story–apparently while negotiations for their release were ongoing.

Um, that’s the first I ever heard “coordination” explicitly referred to in reference to the case. It provides the answer to the question so many readers asked me at the time of the ordeal: Why weren’t more media outlets covering the story? It also raises more questions about who coordinated and how such an extraordinary agreement among journalists NOT to do their jobs came about…

“What liberal media?” moment of the night: The rousing applause and unabashed cheers from the crowd when Nancy Pelosi was introduced.

Blink. Blink. Blink.

2007-03-29 05:45:05 Michelle

Two thumbs up, MKH!

2007-03-23 16:30:30 Michelle

See also: Chapter 4, “They don’t support our troops,” in Unhinged.

See also: Zombie Time.

2007-03-22 12:40:25 Michelle

Michelle (if it was Michelle that did the recruiting) did an excellent job of putting together a great staff; each with their own strengths; that they bring to this site.

Yes, I am the recruiter. And thank you. I agree. :)

2007-03-20 05:21:18 Michelle

Naughty, naughty boy!

2007-03-20 01:52:17 Michelle

I don’t know about Ed, but my tongue was firmly planted in cheek…

2007-03-12 15:11:46 Michelle

Few people realize that Michelle was a model back in the caveman days.

Lovely. Thanks.

2007-03-09 19:52:52 Michelle

I must be a cavewoman, because I don’t get the joke.

2007-03-09 19:08:11 Michelle

The View mug was my prized Christmas present from Allah! Use it every mornin’!

2007-03-07 18:57:00 Michelle

My biggest regret in this interview is that I didn’t immediately respond to Newt’s dissing of the Swift Boat Vets. If he thinks he can win conservative hearts and minds by trashing their honor, he isn’t as smart as so many think he is.

2007-03-06 13:01:11 Michelle

Michelle has made Anns point. Feign outrage at being politically incorrect.

I’m not feigning. And it’s not “political incorrectness” that is the problem. It’s political stupidity.

2007-03-06 03:21:32 Michelle

Didn’t mean to be hostile (I had just finished paying her a compliment). Just meant that KP needs to be picking her fight with CPAC organizers, not me.

2007-03-06 02:37:55 Michelle

Great. What about the rest of y’all?

2007-02-28 14:30:05 Michelle

Credit goes to Sout al Kuffar for putting this one together. We love their work, glad you like it, too, and plan to collaborate on many more projects!

2007-02-10 01:58:03 Michelle

Thank you! I have a request. Would every Hot Air commenter please dig in your pocketbooks and buy at least one copy? This is the New Media Army of Davids at work.

Show your support.

2007-02-06 15:40:05 Michelle

I’m headed to the costume store right now…

2007-02-05 16:43:42 Michelle

Hey, watch it with dissing cat lovers. The Hot Air staff is feline-friendly.

2007-02-05 15:29:34 Michelle

Our first official edition of “Hot Air Theater.” We’re taking requests. Nominate your favorite, most unhinged blog post by John Edwards’ blogmaster and we’ll perform it for a future reading–and send a signed copy of “Unhinged” to whomever submits the best (er, worst) nominee.

2007-02-05 12:58:18 Michelle

Laa-laa is scared.

2007-01-30 18:56:58 Michelle

Haven’t had time yet to read D’Souza’s book, but read Robert Spencer’s post here.

2007-01-25 17:12:00 Michelle


2007-01-22 15:36:15 Michelle

Corrected that at mm.com. Hope he’ll forgive me. :)

2007-01-18 19:29:05 Michelle

Yep, I caught the holiday germs.

2007-01-02 14:46:20 Michelle

Oooh! Can’t wait.

Please tell me it’s not Rosie’s underpants.

2006-12-18 17:15:41 Michelle

Bryan introduced me to Atkinson earlier today. Now, I can’t get that Black Adder theme song out of my head.

2006-12-13 21:46:29 Michelle

Bite. Bust. Literal. Figurative. Whatever. This much is unequivocal: Chris Matthews is a pig.

The clip is worth it for the pricless shot of Edwards’ prissy face as Elizabeth talks about him not being able to carry off a joke. Watch it again. Classic. He looks like he just swallowed a tablespoon of wasabi.

I have a soft spot for Mrs. Edwards after she took on the twisted moonbats over their ugly Laura Ingraham-bashing.


2006-12-13 01:53:42 Michelle

Re. the middle name thing:

I’m with Allah. Don’t be dense, people. Reminds me of the idiots who make a huge deal out of my maiden name, Maglalang:


By the way, my middle name is Perez.


2006-12-12 17:07:52 Michelle

Didn’t know you couldn’t say “masturbate” on Fox. Learn something new every day.

Anyhoo, welcome to the club, Tammy!

Maybe we should have t-shirts: I Got Bleeped On the Factor.

2006-12-12 16:27:14 Michelle

We taped it late yesterday afternoon…the AP crawled to USA Today shortly after. Don’t worry. We’ll be following up.

2006-11-29 16:07:59 Michelle

Mugshot here (scroll about halfway down).

2006-11-14 16:17:38 Michelle

Mugshot here (scroll about halfway down).

2006-11-14 16:17:06 Michelle

Uh, I don’t remember that.

2006-11-14 04:50:31 Michelle

Benaiah – I don’t pick the topics. O’Reilly does. Believe me, I would have loved to have ripped the Beltway GOP eunuchs 10 times as hard.

2006-11-14 04:19:10 Michelle

People, please refrain from using the s-word in the comments section. Thank you.

2006-11-14 02:29:24 Michelle

People, please stop using the s-word here, ok?

2006-11-14 02:27:58 Michelle

I’m traveling and couldn’t tape a Vent for today, so we thought you all could use some post-election relief.

Hang tough. Get busy. And find something to smile about.

No Post-Election Selection Trauma sufferers here!

2006-11-08 15:57:22 Michelle

I know, I know–it’s pronounced DEE-bold. My bad! DIE-bold sounds so much more sinister, though…

2006-11-07 13:31:13 Michelle

Thanks for mentioning the mayo. Both KP and I wanted to talk about the heinous mayo-hater’s op-ed on “selective pregnancy reduction.” I wish someone would ask her whether she’s told her surviving triplet about his murdered unborn siblings, but there wasn’t much time to squeeze it in.

Plus, it’s not just something you squeeze into a cable TV segment.

Which just underscores how lousy news coverage is on this issue.

2006-11-07 03:07:16 Michelle

I couldn’t get through, either. :(

2006-11-07 02:06:48 Michelle

I said it first.

Victor Davis Hanson is channeling me again!

2006-11-04 03:10:23 Michelle


2006-11-02 03:23:45 Michelle

That’s my take on it, too, Attila.

2006-11-02 03:03:40 Michelle

Allah wants to “bury the Kerry scandal?”

Excuse me, but are you bleepin’ nuts? He was the first blog out of the box on this story, 11:54pm on Oct. 30, and he hasn’t let up since.


Shame on us?

Shame on you.


2006-11-02 02:38:16 Michelle

asc85 – Bryan gets all the credit for the wizardry. Though I did do the costume shopping–including the dagger he used to take out one of my kidneys. ;)

2006-10-31 13:57:44 Michelle

Three cheers for MKH. She was funny, sharp, and graceful. She got to talk substantive issues. And best of all: She got under snitty Stephanie Miller’s skin.


2006-10-31 04:26:02 Michelle

Re. Brigitte: Working on it. Stay tuned…

2006-10-30 14:33:31 Michelle

I think it’s a healthy little reminder, in the midst of a heated election season, that you can disagree vehemently with your most extremist political opponents without ripping each other’s throats out and leaving a blood-spattered mess.

2006-10-30 13:40:27 Michelle


You are accusing me of being paid off because you disagree with my opinion? Who is paying me?

Pardon my language, but don’t leave bullcrap on this site.

2006-10-28 02:15:14 Michelle

I salute Sout al-Kuffar!

My prediction: YT will flag or yank by noon.

2006-10-25 14:01:28 Michelle

My only regret is that I didn’t get him to sing. He did, however, promise to wear one of our “I will not submit” t-shirts.

2006-10-25 12:38:53 Michelle

First comment of the day: Best. Press Play. Ever. I like hard-edged Bethany. Give it to them, girl!

2006-10-24 12:45:01 Michelle

Ruthie – That was my very first question to Mark during our taping yesterday afternoon! Great minds… ;)

2006-10-24 12:29:39 Michelle

“He always seem to have the last word.”

Well, he is the host.

2006-10-24 02:28:01 Michelle

Watch the O’Reilly segment for yourself. Allah just posted it here.

“Nice people don’t get heard?”

I think you can hear me loud and clear. I guess you would prefer if I shrieked at the top of my lungs?

2006-10-24 02:02:23 Michelle

“Spanked?” Are you kidding me?

2006-10-24 01:52:31 Michelle

I like Wallstrip’s vibe a lot. Great entrepreneurial spirit, terrific production value, neat host. The man-on-the-street interviews are fun. They really are making the most of the medium.

The more the merrier: That’s my vlogo-sophy!

2006-10-24 01:23:25 Michelle

Anetmabo — Just to clarify, Steyn isn’t coming into the comments section here to answer questions. We will be taping an interview with him this week and will select some of the best questions here to pose to him.

2006-10-23 00:06:01 Michelle

We’re just warming up. Wait ’til next week. ;)

2006-10-13 13:39:23 Michelle


Cold Breeze? Warm Wind?



2006-10-13 00:38:07 Michelle

This is the group:


2006-10-06 14:35:47 Michelle

There’s a conservation YouTube group? ;)

2006-10-06 14:00:31 Michelle

FYI: For some reason, YouTube is not letting me accept new members. We’re stuck at 1,172 with hundreds and hundreds more waiting to get in. Every time I try to accept new members, an error message comes up. I’ve emailed YT three times and have received only useless automated messages.

So stand by if your membership is pending.

Also, the view counter was stuck on our first YouTube video letter. The view count is definitely undercounted, but we’re still in the top 20 today. Thanks for spreading the word on YT. Stay and fight. :)

2006-10-06 13:44:55 Michelle

Just saw the boss’s new post. It was kind of her to coin a new term for use by lefty bloggers. Heh.

Who’s gonna use it? Aravosis? Rogers? Atrios? Hamsher?

Maybe KP. Not anyone else.

2006-10-05 04:47:50 Michelle

Saw this yesterday. It makes me sick beyond words.

2006-10-04 17:47:48 Michelle

I’m not willing to conclude that every kind gesture he ever made towards every kid he ever encountered was a ploy to get their pants off.

Well, I guess the FBI and Florida state investigations will tell us whether it was closer to 3 or closer to 13, and whether the graduation cards and Morton’s outing were merely kind or more than creepy.

As for Kralizec’s proposal, I’ve contributed two–and they are more than I can handle right now. The rest of you get busy and pick up the slack. I’m going to sleep.

2006-10-03 04:21:14 Michelle

The explicit IMs were first revealed Friday afternoon. This is only the first full MSM news day of the scandal. Today, we saw more predatory IMs released today. I don’t want to just hurry up and move on from Foley. I think it’s worth pausing and reflecting and hammering at Foley’s M.O.–sidling up to teens, winning their trust, showering them with praise and gifts, etc.–because it’s the M.O. of every successful sexual predator. Yes, he resigned. But I don’t think it’s an empty or moot gesture to focus on how he did what he did, because it’s not clear to me at all that he has ‘fessed up to his predation. He says he’s an alcoholic with “issues.” That does not cut it with me.

2006-10-03 03:46:18 Michelle

…the vast, vast majority of righty bloggers are focusing their pushback not on defending Foley but on trying to hold the people who sat on those IMs responsible for their complicity in this. And why shouldn’t they?

I’m not arguing that they shouldn’t do so. Praised investigative blogger efforts here. But just as Dems are in danger of overreaching on their end in “holding Republican leaders accountable” (read: unfairly blaming the entire GOP for Foley’s filth), so are Repubs in the Beltway in danger of overreaching in holding the IM-sitters more accountable than the IM initiator himself. Not saying righty bloggers are necessarily doing this. But I’m reading it in my mail and hearing in on conservative talk radio. And it does not bode well.

2006-10-03 03:15:15 Michelle


No one’s letting Foley off the hook? You should see my e-mail. I’ll print some tomorrow. But just read some of the comments here first:

I haven’t seen/read anyone defending Foley, not a one, yet! Anywhere…

…You’re not going to like this, but the kid played along, and I don’t care what age he was then – if he was old enough to be left alone in Wash. D.C. to be a page, then he was old enough to know.

And this:

I’ve got no problem with Congressman Foley paying the usual price for treating the House Page Pen the same way BJ Clinton treated the White House intern pool (or trying to, at least), but you’ll forgive me if I don’t wax hysteric about the poor innocent pages after reading what was nearly an hour long Internet Message (IM) session between the congressman and one of his “victims” in which the victim seems neither very innocent nor in very much of a hurry to break off the “sexually explicit” conversation.

And this from Drudge’s radio show:

You could say, well, Drudge, it’s abuse of power. This is a Congressman abusing these impressionable, young, 17-year-old beasts. Talking about their sex lives with a grown man, on the Internet. Because you have to remember, those of us who have seen some of the transcripts of these nasty instant messages. This was two ways, ladies and gentlemen. These kids were playing Foley for everything he was worth. Oh yeah. Oh, I haven’t — you know, they were talking about how many times they’ve masturbated, and oh, they didn’t do it with their girlfriends this weekend. All this — all these things and these innocent children. And this poor congressman sitting there typing about, “Oh, am I going to get any?” You know?


And if anything, these kids are less innocent, these 16- and 17-year-old beasts. And I’ve seen what they’re doing on YouTube, and I’ve seen what they’re doing all over the Internet. Oh yeah. And you just have to tune into any part of their pop culture. You are not going to tell me these are innocent babies. Have you read the transcripts that ABC posted going into the weekend of these instant messages, back and forth? The kids are egging the congressman on (voice raised)! The kids are trying to get this out of him. We haven’t got the whole story on this.

He goes on to complain about the loss of Internet freedom and regulations on online gambling.


2006-10-03 02:30:58 Michelle

Just for the record, I didn’t think it was funny. Assuming someone else sent the letter to him, I think it’s an evil, malicious, and illegal act.

I continue to be wary of all outside mail sent to me. And I don’t think it’s overreacting to treat it that way.

2006-09-29 02:00:59 Michelle

I’m going to send her the t-shirt!

2006-09-27 01:05:50 Michelle

A- About being mad. I posted before I saw your comment.

2006-09-26 15:00:50 Michelle

As for getting invited to White House events, sorry.

I’ll throw a Hot Air office Christmas party to make up for it. You’ll love my candy cane cookies.

2006-09-26 14:55:27 Michelle

Allah, you are joking, right? Sort of?

For the record, my kudos for the Porkbusters crew are here.

2006-09-26 14:51:23 Michelle

New company motto:

“Hot Air: Where perverted men swarm to (and where perverted women occasionally ogle FDNY calendar guys)”

2006-09-19 14:51:44 Michelle

Oh, I forgot to answer the question!

Girl next door.

2006-09-19 13:45:44 Michelle

Tiekitwist –

The staff at Hot Air shares these things I value: sharp news judgement, entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to truth and fairness, shared passion for defending our country and its existence, relentless work ethic, personal and professional integrity, and yes, a wonderful, warped, and wicked sense of humor.

Allah offers all that and more on a daily basis here–I can barely keep up with him–plus an occasional appreciation for the fairer sex to blow off steam.

I encourage all my men to blog loudly and carry a big schtik. Nobody does it like Allah. And nobody–nobody–puts Allah in a corner.


P.S. Just so I don’t leave anyone out:

Bryan and Ian, I love you guys, too.

Virtual group hug.

2006-09-19 13:16:06 Michelle

Coke: It does a body bad.

2006-09-14 02:52:14 Michelle

Yeah, but I know I could smoke him at DDR.

2006-09-13 12:52:43 Michelle

First: Great CJR, though I miss the yellow teeth and cut-offs. And a shout-out to my former LADN colleague, Linda Seebach.

Second. To the critics, thanks for the feedback. But this site is not just MMTV. It never was and never will be. This is Hot Air, a full-service Internet broadcasting network and blog. You will still have me Venting, but we are seeking out the widest variety of talented vloggers, Citzen Journalists, and creative conservative producers and providing them a revolutionary platform made possible by the Internet revolution. And my credit cards. :)

I’m honored to have Jeff and DaF on board. Someday, when they have their own cable TV show, you’ll be able to say you saw them here first. If CJR is not to your liking, here’s a handy piece of advice: Do not hit the play button on the video.

2006-09-01 17:36:35 Michelle

Bryan, You still owe me a bag of salt and vinegar pork rinds. I’ll take a creme soda, too, please.

And while we’re on food, don’t worry, Allah. Your box of Dunkin Donuts munchkins is coming.

2006-09-01 02:03:59 Michelle

I am the founder of this site. I choose for you to leave. Goodbye.

2006-08-31 00:46:59 Michelle

French Foreign Legion guy in a speedo?

Eh. Blah.

Dunno about the rest of the Hot Air ladies in the audience, but this is not my idea of equal time.

Here, girls: This should satisfy.

2006-08-30 18:23:32 Michelle

Hee. Hey Jeff, I haven’t met the objectification requirement yet.

You know I only recruited you for your biceps, don’t you?

I am increasing the costume budget to allow for the purchase of a Speedo.

Cue Allah’s rolled eyes.

Seriously, my favorite moment of today’s episode: close-up of the Mercedes-Benz peace symbol on the Zionazism placard.


2006-08-25 19:51:48 Michelle

Ladies, I professed my crush long ago. :)

2006-08-25 03:29:59 Michelle

Just dropping in to say thanks to Bethany and realVerse for their excellent guest-hosting shows yesterday and today. She’s a star!

Re. Dave Ramsey: I agree with much of his philosophy. However, if I totally embraced the no-debt program, Hot Air wouldn’t exist.


2006-08-24 17:30:56 Michelle

Er, that’s “fascist.” But I’m with you.

2006-08-10 17:34:42 Michelle

I’m not Allah’s type.

2006-08-08 13:58:39 Michelle

That’s rock star Bryan Preston.

And come on, people. Don’t say we sang “well.” We were mocking John and Yoko on the fly. It’s supposed to be bad! Er, I hope Bryan agrees. :)

Here’s the lyrics, fyi:

Give jihad a chance

One two a one two three four

[Peace laureate Betty Williams]
Ev’rybody’s talking about
terrorism Islamism patriotism hateriotism fascism bushism
This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m
All she is saying is give murder a chance,
All she is saying is give murder a chance,

[Peace laureate Arafat]
Eveybody’s talking about martyrdom dirty bomb car bomb
Fatah bomb Hamas bomb Al Aqsa bomb
Bomb bomb child bomb
All he was saying was give terror a chance
All he was saying was give terror a chance

[Peace laureate Carter]
Let me tell you now
Negotiation hesitation mediation contemplation
Flagellation United Nations Machinations Flatulations
All he is saying is give appeasement a chance
All he is saying is give appeasement a chance

[“Peaceful” warriors for Islam]
Everybody’s talking ‘bout
Katyusha Hezbollah Syria Dawa Ahmedinijad Allah
Allah Allah Allah
All they are saying is give jihad a chance
All they are saying is give jihad a chance

All they are saying is give jihad a chance
All they are saying is give jihad a chance

2006-07-26 16:00:30 Michelle

better off blue —

looking for humorless news programming delivered by self-important commentators? you typed in the wrong address. NPR is at npr.com.

this is hotair.com.

2006-07-20 14:36:30 Michelle

Bryan’s expense account has been revoked.

2006-07-14 19:05:04 Michelle

I’m still recovering slowly.

It’s Bryan I’m worried about–he had a sip of my mango Jambo Juice, which had a “Femme Boost” in it to compensate for the absence of Cindy’s favorite wheatgrass.

P.S. The apple strudel at Loeb’s is fabulous.

2006-07-14 17:21:05 Michelle

We’re planning to touch on it.

2006-06-29 18:32:39 Michelle

Actually, we talked about this a bit after the show. Kirsten worked in local NYC politics and points out that the NYT elitists won’t give non-Ivy League,non-establishment local Dem candidates the time of day. She has a point. I saw the same thing when I worked at the Seattle Times, run not so much by committed liberals but by statist snobs.

2006-06-27 15:44:33 Michelle

D’oh! I got my funny Mels mixed up. Thanks for the catch.

2006-06-26 12:07:18 Michelle

Excuse my typos. It’s Friday night! :)

2006-06-17 01:17:44 Michelle

To the commenter questioning why I chose Allah to blog at Hot Air:

Answer: Because I consider him the best damned blogger in the blogosphere.

“Credentials?” What is this, the NYTimes editorial board? You want his credentials? I hired him. I love him. And if you are going to keep insulting him because he is too “libertarian” and “not religious” enough for you, perhaps you should go elsewhere for your blogging needs.

No, our management team doesn’t agree on everything. But conservatives are supposed to be more tolerant of disagreement than the other side, remember?

As for Ann’s description of Monica Lewinksy, it was dumb.
I’m disgusted every time Ann’s detractor’s bring up her weight. There was no need for her to turn around and mention Lewinsky’s. And what does Lewinsky’s Jewishness have to do with anything? Call her foolish, loose, promiscuous, or skanky. “Fat Jewish girl?” Totally gratuitious.

We shouldn’t be overly sensitive about racial/ethnic descriptions, of course. If a young, Muslim male is arrested for casing nuclear power plants, all of those descriptive factors are relevant.


Last point: Allah’s and Bryan’s points are right on about the double standard some seem to have here. When left-wing critics deride my maiden name, there’s no question the overtones are racial/ethnic.

And, by the way, I’m not “Filipina.”

I’m American.

2006-06-17 01:09:19 Michelle

DiverMike — With all due respect, sir, I suggest you read Pantano’s book and his acknowledgements section, in which he singles out Savage and many, many, many countless Americans who came to his defense, before you pop off.

Regarding Pantano and Haditha: Are you not paying attention to his every interview so far in which he warns against the rush to judgment against the Marines in Haditha? Did you not click on the very first link included above to his May 27th piece lashing back at Rep. Murtha over Haditha madness?

I am disgusted right now, too…with your baseless lecture about ingratitude. “Be careful Lt Pantano.” What is that? A threat?

You be careful. I don’t want to see crap like that here.

2006-06-13 05:44:54 Michelle

Commenters, please show Bryan some love.

That’s an order.

2006-06-02 16:41:21 Michelle


2006-05-23 06:32:05 Michelle

Allah – I wouldn’t say “ambivalent.” I’d say nuanced–a perilous thing to be on cable TV.

My own views, though only remotely as well-expressed tonight, mirror Charles Krauthammer’s.

2006-05-23 05:51:56 Michelle

Mongo – You were close.

Posterboard from Michael’s craft store… < $5 Tassel from Wal-Mart... $2.99 Directions via Google… Free

2006-05-19 14:57:50 Michelle

For the record, readers/viewers, I do not use the term “wetback.” Yes, the feds used the term in naming the successful “Operation Wetback” deportation operation in the 1950s. But that was the 1950s. I’m not getting all P.C. on you here, and I’m not going to delete the comments already posted, but slinging around the term is not helpful in the debate, IMO.

And: It is not an accurate of the description of Martinez-Flores–who entered the country legally and then overstayed his visa…like 40 percent of all illegal aliens currently in the country.

2006-05-18 12:46:49 Michelle

Blue Silver – Welcome! Here’s a link to The Ugly Baby assphant.

2006-05-15 15:08:25 Michelle

Hi viewers – Bryan and I went on a special field trip today. Vent will be up shortly and I think it will be worth your wait!

2006-05-12 21:56:15 Michelle

Alex K — Paul Belien alerted me to those remarks and they are worrisome. I don’t know enough about Vlaams Belang to judge the accuracy of her characterization. I also don’t know what preceded and followed the quote from the Antwerp paper about her reported desire to ban them. It would be helpful is someone at her Harvard speech asked her to clarify. All that said, her courage and insight into Islamic threats to the West are undeniable…which is why we’ve made her the subject of today’s Vent.

2006-05-09 13:26:55 Michelle

Laura —

Target. Or as we pronounce it, “Tar-JHAY.”

2006-04-29 01:08:42 Michelle

Not frogs. Care Bears! Wish Bear to be exact.

2006-04-28 19:46:39 Michelle

trobles1 – New edition of VENT coming very soon. stay tuned…

2006-04-28 18:26:36 Michelle

Hadsil —

It’s a joke. :)

2006-04-28 11:20:36 Michelle

Hey everyone. Just to clarify in response to MalkinFan (great name, by the way): I’m referring to the official discussion site —www.u93.org–not just the forum boards.

Jezla: Thanks for your feedback. The narratives are worse than you think. Historically inaccurate and apologist. Haven’t we had enough modern-day PC revisioned history? I’ve had it up to my ears with tolerance for this claptrap. And to see it on the official website of a movie that’s supposed to honor the heroism of United 93?


2006-04-27 14:57:44 Michelle
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Here's a picket sign I wish I could see outside the Madison statehouse. You don't want to pay for 1/2 of your benefits...I don't want to pay for ALL of them!
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JC was the only commentator here who made any sense. Taxes have not been raised under Obama for 95% of us.

Get the facts, people.
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Leave her alone.

She is hirsuitically-challenged (As well as centurially as the article makes clear).

2008-07-08T23:35:01 Michelle