Eric Florack on August 31st, 2007

A busy day of work, today, and me without decent net access, means you get my notes from today all at once in The Ramble: Tony Snow has basically given his two weeks notice.  Says cancer isn’t the reason he’s leaving… and I believe him, but the effects of the disease are starting to become […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2007

Bit beat to Martin Lewis. However I will not be denied. For those who just don’t know when to stop digging,  The winner of the first Bitsblog Golden Shovel Award: DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Mike Nifong, the disgraced former Durham County district attorney, was held in criminal contempt of court Friday for lying to a judge […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2007

Robert McFadden, New York Times, reports on Saddam Hussein’s illegal war material found at the United Nations. No unconventional weapons were found in Iraq after the United States-led invasion in 2003. But a potentially deadly chemical agent produced by Saddam Hussein’s regime has turned up, improbably, in an office at the United Nations in New […]

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davidl on August 31st, 2007

Sliming’s New Meaning, Apparently, Is When You’re Quoted Accurately I understand lefty bloggers are quite bothered by this story in the Washington Post, with the eye-catching headline, “Lawmakers Describe ‘Being Slimed in the Green Zone’ Jim Geraghty, National Review. More, Don Surber.  

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davidl on August 31st, 2007

Michelle Malkin has Larry Craig’s police transcriipt and tape. There seems to be no clear ccnsensus on the tape.  From the legal perspective, the tape seems helpful.  Craig does not admit to anything near illegal and is the more polite of the two. From the political vantage, the tape does not seem to help Craig.   […]

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Eric Florack on August 31st, 2007

In the last few days, I have suggested repeatedly that this Norman Hsu was connected to the Chinese connection that was funneling money to the Clintons for their White House runs. The Wall Street Journal today, confirms this, to a large degree: DALY CITY, Calif. — One of the biggest sources of political donations to […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

As promised, I spent some time cleaning out the link list tonight, otherwise known as the Blogroll. In going through them I find myself surprised that the number of people who am I now realize it me up for links, and then what old off into the sunset never to be heard from again.  In […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

I know it’s the holiday weekend but ovoid as this place been slowed today.  From what I’m saying, everybody else is suffering from the same trend.  (Shrug) Second place at the OTB Caption Contest. Right Wing News is carrying an exclusive column from embed Matt Sanchez who’s writing from Ramadi, Iraq. I see someone offed […]

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davidl on August 30th, 2007

Ed Morrissey, Captain’s Quarters, writes of an interesting problem.  What happens when the ‘rats collect major campaign contributions from moonbats in order to elect blue dogs, read conservative, democrats: The Left has finally started taking off the gloves. They may now realize that the Democrats overpromised in the 2006 elections, raising money among the more […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

McQ, this morning points to a Daily Tech story I read as essentially saying that the scientific community has begun to back away from the suppose it consensus about the theory that humans are responsible for global warming.  He quotes a large portion of the text and then says: Interesting. And the “why” of the […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

A parting shot on Michael Vick’s press conference, which I had a chance to review again this morning : I totally ask for forgiveness and understand as I move forward to a better Michael Vick the person, not the football player. Have you ever noticed when someone says they want to “move forward” that what […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

Ah, yes. Leona Helmsley. She already had a reputation as being a little crazy an extraordinarily mean.  Even with this reputation, disinherit in her two grandchildren and leaving $12 million to her dog does seem a little over the top.

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

In response to the flurry of bumper sticker requests, lately, I thought I’d make one of my own; Hillary Clinton: The choice of Norman Hsu Michelle Malkin has more on the sordid tale of Hilly Hsu

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe this morning… a few clips, anyway, for discussion…: For most Americans, positive developments in Iraq are very welcome. But good news is bad news for the Democratic left, where opposition to the war has become an emotional investment in defeat. House majority whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina was […]

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Eric Florack on August 30th, 2007

Hmmm. Captain Ed, and James Joyner both note that Richard Jewel has died… kidney trouble, and complications from diabetes,  apparently. He was only 44. Richard Jewell will always stand up my mind is a prime example  of how someone’s reputation can be damaged by a press bent on doing precisely that.  Ed suggests (amazingly) that […]

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