Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

I mentioned Tim Rutten’s article in the LA Times, earlier today. Captain Ed makes note of the same bit and says in part as regards the causes of the debate debacle: Corruption?  Rutten doesn’t make the case.  As my partner Mitch said today on our NARN broadcast, don’t blame conspiracies for what can be explained […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

ABC News’ Eloise Harper reports: A day after dealing with a hostage crisis, Sen. Hillary Clinton faced a tough crowd in Iowa. Clinton did not receive the warmest of welcomes at the Heartland Form in Des Moines, IA, and although the hostage scare was mentioned, the announcer brushed it off quickly in order to get […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

It took thirteen pages of a fourteen page diatribe from Franklin Foer… most of which were him trying to save his job, but TNR has finally admitted that Beauchamp COULD have lied. Bob Owens, of the Confederate Yankee, has the details posted at Pajamas Media. As Owens suggests… it’s time to Foer to leave. Now. […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

Hewitt calls CNN: “The Most Busted Name in News” No serious anchor would want to be where Cooper is today, at the center of a vast train wreck which cannot be explained away as the inevitable result of the sudden appearance of big news in a difficult setting, as with hysterical Katrina coverage of bodies […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

There’s an awful lot on the line in Venezuela tomorrow. It amounts to a constitutional referendum , which, if passes, will give Crazy Uncle Hugo the unlimited power he seeks. if on the other hand, that referendum gets voted down, it would end up being the largest smack down of government in recent times. Pajamas […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

The Telegraph:  A Chilean prostitute has become an instant celebrity in the Roman Catholic country after auctioning 27 hours of sex to raise money for a disabled children’s charity. Maria Carolina has made headlines and appeared on talk shows since she announced her donation to the televised Teleton, Chile’s largest fundraising event that will run […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

OK, I’ve apparently cured the outstanding issues we had with the Google Sitemap plugin, and so we can now proceed to the new version of WordPress. Unsure yet when that will happen. I’ve got the upgrade process automated, but I’ve not decided when to throw the switch. Perhaps Sunday, perhaps Monday. Another offshoot of the […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

I note with some amusement that Red State and Human events are proposing a do-over for the Republican YouTube debate. Red State adds an interesting twist:  Let’s see which of the Republican candidates really want to take questions from real Republican voters. In fact, that was my biggest objection to the whole deal.  It seemed […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

Captain Ed has noticed that Hillary Clinton decided almost immediately to make a political event out of the hostage situation, yesterday. He quotes a note posted at the Politico And as soon as it ended, Clinton took full advantage of the opportunity she had unexpectedly been handed. In her New Hampshire press conference, she stood […]

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davidl on December 1st, 2007

Bit wondered if the strange “hostage” situation in Rochester, New Hampshire the work of some demented Ron Paul supported.   Err,  I repeated by myself.   Paul supporter. Acoording the account given by the New York Times, I doubt it: Mr. Eisenberg was described by friends and relatives as despondent, with his wife recently asking for a […]

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Eric Florack on December 1st, 2007

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