Eric Florack on August 17th, 2007

Over at the Captain’s Quarters: Jeb Koogler, a staunch liberal at The Moderate Voice, has defended Hugo Chavez for a long time. He thought that Chavez intended to help the poor and downtrodden and made excuses for his tough tactics as a necessary interlude towards a better society. He disregarded Chavez’ authoritarian impulses as unimportant […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2007

This afternoon’s mention of my family’s loss of a beloved pet today, causes this article from Forbes (AP) to be even more painful: As part of his plea agreement, Phillips signed a statement that said Vick joined in executing at least eight dogs that didn’t do well in test fights by various methods, including hanging […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2007

As a presidential candidate, Democrat John Edwards has regularly attacked subprime lenders, particularly those that have filed foreclosure suits against victims of Hurricane Katrina. But as an investor, Mr. Edwards has ties to lenders foreclosing on Katrina victims. The Wall Street Journal has identified 34 New Orleans homes whose owners have faced foreclosure suits from […]

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2007

I fear this will seem sappy. I’m sorry, it is what it is. You see, our house is suffering a bit of a loss, today. Ray, one of our family cats, is gone. In a lot of ways, he was a member of the family. In retrospect, I am forced to admit that he was […]

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davidl on August 17th, 2007

Barack Obama:  He has interned in the Senate for three weeks.   He can locate Iraq on map in only two tries.  Let’s make him president. Frank J. IMAO.      

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Eric Florack on August 17th, 2007

Jon Henke and I are usually in some degree of agreement on any given issue. This isn’t one of them. As you read that link, I want you to keep in the back of your mind the fundamental questions, here: Does a country have the right to secure its borders or not? Is a country […]

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