Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

No, I couldn’t bring myself to watch the thing. Trying to convince myself these people (?) are American and sane doesn’t work and only serves to make my butt hurt.  I’ll skim the text files when they show up in the morning. Why? Simple. Remember the line I posted from Drezner’s earlier this week: “Don’t […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

One of the things I’ve been looking at is my page stats, because I’m looking at putting these pages on a commercial site. I’m trying to calculate bandwidth needed. I’ve been noting a lot of bloggers using SITEMETER, and since it’s free, I thought I’d give it a try. The code’s been included today, and […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

The Washington Shaft is finally getting around to the conclusion I’ve been saying here for years, now: “The last recession may have started in the last months of the Clinton administration rather than at the beginning of the Bush administration” May have? Idiots.

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

A few days ago, I made reference to the idea that the states were no longer in the financial problems that they once were. HobbsOnline has the details of one of those states… Tennesee, which at the moment comes out around $170m. Funny how you never hear the news people talking about this.

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

Anyone who doesn’t understand that Dr. King’s call for racial equality is being twisted, need look no further than the reaction of the idiots running WestSide High in Omaha, as depicted at Omaha.com: “A small group of Westside High School students plastered the school Monday with posters advocating that a student from South Africa receive […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

As an owner of about 25,000 LP’s and a similar number of 45’s, along with all the digital stuff (MP3’s and CD’s), you can imagine this one tweaked my interest a bit. ELP Laser Turntable: plays vinyl records without a needle A Laser? For vinyl? Hmmm. But there’s more; The sales thingie says: “The LT’s […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

I’m thinking it was partially the problem. Bootrz points out today: “By the way … has anyone bothered to ask what this all means for Al Gore?  Al throws his support behind Dean, and it’s a sleigh ride to poll hell from there.  Who would want the endorsement from a man who couldn’t carry his […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

Drudge is reporting today that: “The senator from North Carolina ‘strongly opposes investing Social Security in the stock market,’ according to his campaign website. In a page titled ‘seniors,’ Edwards takes a stand on the controversial issue, declaring how he ‘strongly opposes recent efforts to privatize Social Security, which would jeopardize benefits by risking our […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

Daniel Weintraub is reporting a bit of an upset going on in California: “Dean and Clark are atop what looks like a two-man race for the Democratic presidential delegates from California, but President Bush holds at least a narrow lead in hypothetical matchups with all the Democratic contenders. So says the latest Field Poll.” The […]

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Eric Florack on January 22nd, 2004

BBC NEWS is reporting this morning about how closely government workers are monitored: “A tax office official in Finland who died at his desk went unnoticed by up to 30 colleagues for two days. The man in his 60s died last Tuesday while checking tax returns, but no-one realised he was dead until Thursday.” Several […]

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