Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Jawa Report: (Mexico City) On October 8th, Mexican writer of horror stories, Jose Luis Calva (pic), was arrested after fleeing from police who were investigating strange smells coming from his apartment. Police were looking into the disappearance of Calva’s girlfriend, Alejandra Galeana, and into cases of the dismembered bodies of two other women, one an […]

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Megan McArdle yesterday noting the story that we talked about here today,  and the press refuses to talk about at all;  Thanks to George Bush’s amazing deficit reduction plan, the budget deficit is now only 1.2% of GDP. If this trend continues, by the time George Bush leaves office, the budget will be within a […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

IPS, CF RELEASE 25 DETAINEES PRIOR TO EID Posted: 17 Oct 2007 04:17 AM CDT IPS, CF RELEASE 25 DETAINEES PRIOR TO EID SEVERAL WANTED TERRORISTS CAPTURED AND 11 ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS DETAINED DURING OPERATIONS TARGETING AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ Posted: 17 Oct 2007 04:11 AM CDT SEVERAL WANTED TERRORISTS CAPTURED AND 11 ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS DETAINED DURING […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

A thank you to Michelle Malkin for her link from VDARE.COM. Good article, by the way. Noted in passing at Billy Beck’s… > The Bawlmer Sun had a front page article > on the “right-wing smear campaign” against > the Frosts. Saw that. > Let’s see if you gag at the same places I > […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Froomkin: A defensive President Bush insisted that he was still relevant this morning in a news conference dominated by his bitter complaints about the Democratic Congress. Asked how he found himself vetoing a children’s health insurance bill that had passed Congress with bipartisan support, Bush insisted that using a veto is “one way to ensure […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Interesting article in The American Spectator this morning from Shawn Macomber, speaking of the Randi Rhodes thing, yesterday: A Democratic Underground member went so far as to divine from the assault the opening salvos of “an ideology war between conservatives and liberals that will rip this country apart…a war that will be bloody, and claim […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

While I have Ace open in the other window, we’ll link another story from there, which matches the mold of the one about the deficit dropping to the lowest in five years… Trend? Nah. I guess it’s only a story for conservative outlets like CNS News. The MSM wants the war officially won before they’ll […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Ace notes something that I had observed yesterday, but didn’t have the time to comment on, given the events: BizzyBlog corrects a bit and notes that the NYT (accidentally!) put a brief AP blurb about the story on page A22, but I’m going to count that cleanly as “not reporting the story.” A22 is where […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

A thoughtful, caring post from RightWingDuck at IMAO today: Ms. Rhodes was doing nothing wrong at the time except walking her dog. Many on the left are saying that this could not possibly be random. I agree, nothing is out of place as much as a person in New York being mugged. On a positive […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Boortz, yesterday; A priest in London is being investigated for inciting racial hatred after expressing his Christian views in a parish newsletter. Father John Hayes commented on a case involving a Muslim girl who wanted to wear her full veil in class. The girl claimed it was her “human right” to be allowed to wear […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

Michelle, this morning, makes note of something we’ve noted here previously; Innocent black Americans are being harassed, driven out of their neighborhoods, and targeted for murder. Why isn’t it on the front page of every national newspaper? Why isn’t CNN doing special documentaries? Why aren’t Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton up in arms? Because the […]

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davidl on October 17th, 2007

James Watson, as quoted by Reason Magazine: “There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically. Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so.” Evolution is […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

LOWELL -(Lowell Sun)- Democrat Niki Tsongas of Lowell defeated Republican James Ogonowski of Dracut today to capture the 5th District congressional seat vacated by Marty Meehan earlier this year.With 195 of 195 precincts reporting, Tsongas captured 54,363 votes, or 51 percent compared to 47,770 votes, or 45 percent, for Ogonowski. There’s a lot of arms […]

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Eric Florack on October 17th, 2007

OK a few notes left over from tonight…. Mind you, these are in no particular order.  It’s too fricking late to be that organized. No, Adkins, traffic was never a problem.  I should tell you that it did manage to drive traffic to the site; I’ve had smaller Instalanches… (Thanks again, everyone!) and I anticipate […]

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