Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

Some short shots here as I shiver a bit from the cold: * It occurs to me that Michael Devlin could run for Congress. He seems uniquely qualified. The True Crime Blog has some additions to that case, by the way, and has been feeding us hits all day, pretty much, since David put up […]

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davidl on January 15th, 2007

  (H/T photo:  Fox News ) [cue the Addams’ Family theme] Ok the  photo a mug shot and mug shots look creepy.  This just plain looks creepy.   Non custodial kidnapping for companionship are rare but inherently strange stories.  Recall the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping.   It is not easy to understand such kidnapping where purported victim stays in plain sight.  […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

Where is the apology from Sen. Barbara Boxer to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice? Tony Snow called the senator’s question to Rice a “great leap backward for feminism.” And Tony nailed it. Feminists like Barbara Boxer want it both ways. They want abortion rights, they want women to have access to the workplace, but if […]

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davidl on January 15th, 2007

(H/T photo:  BBC )  One of the conclusions of the Iraq Study Group(ISG) or the Baker-Hamilton Report is that we could achieve stability in Iraq by negotiating with our enemies like Syria and Iran.   The Telegraph (UK) exposes Baker-Hamilton as delusional. Rather than desiring stability in Iraq, Iran is funding the instabiity: In a further […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

FEDERAL WAY -The Olympian- The school board in this suburb south of Seattle has restricted showings of Al Gore’s movie on global warming, including requiring that it be balanced with an adequate opposing viewpoint. The board also required Superintendent Tom Murphy to approve when the former vice president’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” can be presented. The […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

Word about a new Book by Tom DeLay keeps showing up in my searches on various matters. IN the mail this morning, comes word that he’s due for a book release on March the 20th.  Apparently, they’re holding it under rather tight wraps until then. Unclear to me why they’d do that, given the usual […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

BAGHDAD, Iraq – AP-  Revolutionary Court were both hanged before dawn Monday, officials said, two weeks and two days after the former Iraqi dictator was executed in a chaotic scene that has drawn worldwide criticism. Another case of slanted news. Consider; Isn’t it equally true, that the hanging of Saddam drew worldwide cheers, and created celebrations […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

Apparently, that story of the Yale singers being attacked for singing the national anthem in Nancy Pelosi’s hometown is still hot, out there    

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

-AFP- Economists are hastily upgrading their forecasts for the US economy after a series of surprisingly strong reports suggesting the so-called “soft landing” may be over and growth is accelerating. Over the past week, surprises have come in stronger-than-expected reports on US job creation, the trade balance and retail sales — all key contributors to […]

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Eric Florack on January 15th, 2007

A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game  took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation. “You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one.” The student said, loud enough for many […]

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davidl on January 15th, 2007

  Today is federal holiday, a unique one.   Today is Martin Luther King Day, the only oficial national holiday in honor of a single person.   George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are forced to share one holiday, President’s day.    Millions of living veterans are lumped together for Veterans Days.   Not even one of our nations most […]

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