Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

So, I’m scanning the AP wire, and I note a story moving under the heading: “Obama names Republicans he’ll work with “ Well, says I, this should be mildly amusing.. “There are some very capable Republicans who I have a great deal of respect for,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. “The […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

As regards the betting pools that have popped up for when Fidel Castro begins his stay in one of the few places I can think of that warmer than Cuba, I’ll add my comments. Rumors and indications notwithstanding, there’s no real way to tell whether not the man has kicked the enchilada¬† until such time […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

The biggest foreign policy disaster in the history of this country, bar none, was Jimmy Carter. On that basis, it strikes me as damning with faint praise that Zbigniew Brzezinski the man who help to implement that unmitigated disaster, has thrown his support behind the presidential candidacy of one Barrack Obama. No kidding. 

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

I’m going to say this at the outset, I think there are probably microbes on whale crap at the bottom of the ocean that are higher in the food chain than Bill Maher. I think it’s a measure of how far we haven’t gone to the left, and that Maher doesn’t have his ABC seat, […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

Email from several sources: Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here’s a sobering statistic: There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths.¬† That gives a firearm death rate of […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

Passed on from email without comment… A United States Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and! French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of officers that included personnel from most of the countries. Everyone was chatting away in […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

Captain Ed notes something odd, but not unexpected, in Florida: For once, Howard Dean is right, and he’s likely to pay a large price for it.  Dean warned Florida Democrats that he would refuse to certify their delegates at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 for their participation in fouling up the primary schedule, which […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

The story of Cpl. Dale A. Burger Jr is a story of duty, honor and sacrifice. A young leader so concerned with his men he refused to stay out of combat even though wounded, and ended up making the ultimate sacrifice in support of other Marines. So says McQ, in Today’s Project Hero. Go. Read. […]

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Eric Florack on August 25th, 2007

Matt Stoller, idiot extraordinaire, has decided to declare war on centrist Democrats. We’ve been working to identify the group of conservative Democrats in the House who are holding back progressives from being able to effectively govern. These are concentrated in two main caucuses, the Blue Dog Caucus and the New Democrat caucuses. Blue Dogs consider […]

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davidl on August 25th, 2007

Memorandum is abuzz with blogs repoting the death Fidell Castro, as if a dead man could die. Here is Perez Hilton: Sources reveal exclusively to PerezHilton.com that U.S. officials will be holding a press conference shortly to announce the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The story has even breached the main stream media: MIAMI […]

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