Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

“Fat and stupid is no way to go through life, Son.” -Dean Wormer I envision that line being fed to Rosie O’Donnel. It fits so very well. Fat we know about. Stupid, we know as well, though there seems to be a new item pointing at that… Steven Chu at Half Life Source: Rosie O’Donnell […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

SAO PAULO, Brazil: A monster offshore oil discovery and promising fields near the find could help Brazil join the ranks of the world’s major exporters, but full-scale extraction is unlikely until 2013 and will be very expensive.The “ultra-deep” Tupi field off the coast of Rio de Janeiro could hold as much as 8 billion barrels […]

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Fred Lucas and Kevin Mooney at CNS note: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said on Tuesday that the troop surge, which began in June, has had a significant impact on the situation in Iraq and noted that he had always been critical of the Bush administration for deploying an insufficient number of troops in […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

James Joyner at OTB: Der Spiegel’s Gabor Steingart has written “The Comeback of a War President,” the first positive piece on President Bush I’ve seen (outside the usual suspects) since roughly since maybe the spring of 2005. He may be America’s most unpopular politician, but George W. Bush is no lame duck. As a wartime […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto tried to leave her Islamabad home Friday to lead a protest against a state of emergency but was stopped by police, her party said.”She tried to come out of the house. Police turned her back and we are trying to find another way,” her spokeswoman Naheed Khan […]

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davidl on November 9th, 2007

Note the author of this post was in a somewhat vile mood this morning.   Alas.  I am impressed.  Two black men quote Dr. Martin Luther King.    Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint in Christian Science Monitor: Martin Luther King had a dream that some day his children would “live in a nation where they will not be […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department. So at the end of the day, and dispite the Democrats election year stunt, Michael Mukasey makes it through the gauntlet.  Rest […]

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Eric Florack on November 9th, 2007

ABC News- A federal grand jury has voted to indict former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik on charges stemming from the acceptance of free rent and apartment renovations, tax evasion and lying on his application for the job as head of the Department of Homeland Security, two federal sources and a source involved […]

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