Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Rick: You say: Decloaking Beauchamp will not bring us closer to “victory” in Iraq – if such a thing existed outside of the fevered imaginations of an ever dwindling number of conservatives. It will not make up for Abu Ghraib – another story whose perceived importance far, far outweighed any relationship to the reality of […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Raining here, today. So much for getting any work done on the trailer. Honorable mention at OTB’s Caption Contest.. For once it wasn’t just the trailer park. TNR has released a statement on Beauchamp. Basically, the story amounted to “that’s my story and I’m sticking to it” as Bruce wonders, I will ask the same […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Ace, regards the “Premium” content wall coming down. Seems, the Times has decided nobody’s paying the extra freight for Dowd, etc… and so they’re taking the wall down. NYT Threatens: Now You’ll All Have To Come Up With New Excuses To Ignore Our Soporific, Sophomoric Columnists The New York Time$ $elect wall is coming down. […]

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davidl on August 7th, 2007

This one was simply way too easy to pass up on.  Hugo Chavez staged a photo-op with Sean Penn.  Ian James, Associated Press: LA GRITA, Venezuela – Aboard the presidential jet, a grinning Hugo Chavez put a hand on Sean Penn‘s shoulder, praised his acting and added: “And he’s anti-Bush!” The Venezuelan president reveled in […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

James Joyner takes on the word    “Poor” Julian Sanchez takes issue with the use of the words “underresourced” and “underprivileged” as euphemism for “poor,” arguing that the former is ungrammatical and the latter incoherent. He’s right, I think, that “poor” is both descriptive and inoffensive. Arguably, though, some substantial percentage of Americans living in “poverty” […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Gerry Rafferty, call your office… Bret Baier last night: Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul — who is campaigning as a critic of congressional overspending — has revealed that he is requesting $400 million worth of earmarks this year. The Wall Street Journal reports Paul’s office says those requests include $8 million for […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

(Voice of America)- Mia Farrow has offered to relinquish her freedom so that an ailing Darfur rebel can get safe passage out of a hospital. In an August 6 letter posted on her website, the 62-year-old actress-activist made the offer to Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir. I’ve said it for years, dear reader, that anyone that […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

I’ve been seeing this meme for several days now, ever since it started coming out that we were actually winning, militarily, in Iraq.  I guess I’m a little surprised that the comments are coming from this source, but I’ll let it go except to comment. AP’s John Burns left his “base” in Washington for a […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

McQ does a fair job of following up on this Beauchamp thing: “They told stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent […]

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davidl on August 7th, 2007

Garbage in, garbage out.  One Chris Goodall demonstrates.  What an attention grabbing headline: Walking to the shops ‘damages planet more than going by car’   Shame the headlines is not supported by by facts contained within the article itself. Walking does more than driving to cause global warming, a leading environmentalist has calculated. Food production is […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

Rush mentioned this yesterday, while I was in the truck, and I didn’t get the chance to write it down. But I see Boortz mentions it this morning: It’s a blog called Duvallbuck’s Diary. In this blog you will find an incredibly moronic piece of complete bullshit. The writer says that he would “rather die […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

LAS VEGAS —AP-  Lee Hazlewood, a singer and songwriter best known for writing and producing “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” for Nancy Sinatra, has died. He was 78. Barton Lee Hazlewood died at his home in Henderson of kidney cancer on Saturday evening, the Clark County coroner’s office said. Hazelwood also did three albums […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

I didn’t bother posting anything about the six miners trapped in Utah, because I estimated that the thing would be over by the time I got it posted.  As it turned out, they’re still not out of there… And what was a fast moving rescue, now has become a long, hard slog: HUNTINGTON, Utah —AP- […]

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Eric Florack on August 7th, 2007

AOL Sports is reporting: You can’t buy a Michael Vick jersey anymore. You can’t buy his Nike shoes, you can’t buy Vick-related apparel from the NFL’s online shop and you can’t buy his stuff at sporting good stores. So the Vick dog chew toy is just about the last thing you can purchase with Vick’s […]

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