Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

I want to call your attention to the advertisement on the extreme lower right of the right side column. The ad has been run free of charge on this site because I believe seriously in the project. it’s a part of the “America supports you” project, which is a worthy effort to remind the troops […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Yes, some of the sharper among you have noticed that the big red “Drop Cap” in the first letter of each post is gone. I removed it recently. It looked good, when it worked. Trouble is, too often, it didn’t work, and showed some really strange results. I’ll find another plugin for the purpose and […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2007

The evidence says no.    Mrs. Clinton was asked how she would protect the privacy of our service personnel.   Patrick Healy, New York Times:   She drew another ovation, too, with her response to an Air Force major, a 20-year veteran of the service who had served three tours in Afghanistan, when he asked how she would protect […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

LA Times:  Dick Wilson, a character actor who turned “Please don’t squeeze the Charmin” into a national catchphrase as exasperated shopkeeper Mr. Whipple in the TV commercial campaign that ran for more than two decades, has died. He was 91. Wilson died Monday of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2007

In the irony challenged story the day, Mrs. Clinton cites the need for experience to mend an ailing economy, but offers none. KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — The economy needs help and fast, Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Monday, claiming the experience for the job and saying the nation can’t afford to break in a newcomer. In […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Jonah Goldberg in today’s LA TIMES: As the hopeless but energetic presidential campaign of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) builds momentum in name recognition, fundraising and cross-ideology appeal, media conservatives are beginning to attack Paul in earnest You’re usually more on top of things than this, Jonah, so I’m not quite sure what to make of […]

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The Washington Post: Maryland lawmakers early this morning passed about $1.4 billion in annual tax increases and a public referendum on legalizing 15,000 slot machines as a far-reaching special session of the General Assembly hurtled to a close. Passage of the bills is intended to solve two long-festering issues: chronic budget problems created by passing […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Michael van der Galiën: Of course, the problem isn’t that Fox News is biased, it’s that the bias isn’t liberal / Laborite. No, the real problem is that Fox News has a conservative bias. If the news network was pro-Democrats Michael Tomasky wouldn’t have said anything about it of course. Although I agree that Fox […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Hume, last night: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to kill an amendment that would shield from lawsuits — employers who require their workers to speak English. The Wall Street Journal reports one of those employers being targeted by an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit is The Salvation Army — which gives employees one year […]

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The United Nations official in charge of spreading global hysteria about AIDS admits he lied.   Craig Timberg Washington Post: JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 19 — The United Nations‘ top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

The Confederate Yankee is reporting that The New Republic has canned its head fact checker.: Interesting (my bold): The New Republic is looking for an assistant editor to fill an immediate opening in our Washington, DC office. The assistant editor will be responsible for guiding the magazine’s fact-checking department (including overseeing the reporter-researchers), along with […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

McQ over at Q&O: Frankly I’m surprised it has taken him so long to realize the potential. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wants to turn OPEC into “an organization of monopoly and exploitation,” according to Saudi King Abdullah. The Arab leader rebuked his South American counterpart during this weekend’s rare meeting of leaders of oil-producing states. […]

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Eric Florack on November 20th, 2007

Headline: Obama: Takes Terrorism ‘Deadly Serious’ Well, as I gather it, so do the terrorists.  They’ve been at it a bit longer. Somehow, I suspect that your level of “serious” doesn’t rise to that of theirs…. particularly since yours has all the appearances of being just recently acquired.

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I’m starting to see an awful lot in the way of back channel chatter about Sybil Edmonds again.  In the last several weeks I’ve had at least three different people writing me, saying that I had to be delighted to expose her story.  Their version, I mean. I assume these to be Ron Paul troofers, […]

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davidl on November 20th, 2007

Dafna Linzer, Washington Post, reports on the City of Brotherly Love: PHILADELPHIA — This may be the last free Thanksgiving dinner for the Boy Scouts of Philadelphia. Citing a local 1982 “fair practices” law, the city solicitor has given the Scouts until Dec. 3 to renounce its policy of excluding homosexuals or forfeit the grand, […]

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