Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

AN NASIRIYAH SWAT CAPTURES HIGH-LEVEL IED FACILITATOR, FOUR OTHERS Posted: 02 Dec 2007 08:51 AM CST AN NASIRIYAH SWAT CAPTURES HIGH-LEVEL IED FACILITATOR, FOUR OTHERS TIKRIT LAW SCHOOL AFFILIATES WITH BALTIMORE LAW SCHOOL Posted: 02 Dec 2007 08:46 AM CST TIKRIT LAW SCHOOL AFFILIATES WITH BALTIMORE LAW SCHOOL SIRAJ HAQQANI SHARES NAME OF FATHER ONLY: […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

NEW YORK -(AP)- Take the V train _ back to 1937. New York City Transit put a vintage 1930s-’40s subway train into service for one day on Sunday as a holiday treat for riders. Called the Nostalgia Train, the subway train features wicker seats, ceiling fans and advertisements from when it was first put in […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

Pete Wehner over at The Corner: It turns out, of course, that it was TNR‘s critics, and not TNR, who were vindicated, and all honor is due to them. What The New Republic didn’t understand, and still seems unable to grasp, is that they and others saw this for what it was: an effort to […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

Jonah wins this one going away:   By now you’ve probably heard that CNN made such a laughingstock of itself at the recent YouTube debate in Florida that it could only have been worse if host Anderson Cooper conducted it in fluent Klingon. In what was billed as a glorious exercise in democratic do-goodery and […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

Jon Martin at the Politico: Halperin has the big news: Mitt Romney will take to to the Bush Library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday to give a long-anticipated, much-debated speech about his Mormon faith and the role of religion in American public life. Says a Romney adviser to The Page: “The governor believes this […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

Well, what do you know… Ibrahim Hooper… the CAIR spokesman, and usually an Islamic Extremist Apologist, manages to surprise Uncle Bithead, this morning, as regards the TeddyBear case in the Sudan: Even if Ms. Gibbons had the intent to cause insult, which does not seem to be the case, Islamic traditions include a number of […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

James Taranto, the other day(Via mail) speaks about Murtha admitting there’s serious progress in Iraq, and that the surge IS working…. Murtha does make the obligatory complaint about lack of political progress in Iraq, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that he complains the White House is making invidious comparisons: As a reminder of how contentious […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

In answer to feedback: I’ll be honest; I considered trying for the open seat on the Watchers Council… but until my new job gets settled in, I can’t depend on having the time to give to the position. Maybe next time.

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

As a railfan, I can’t pass this one up. The Pere Marquette, (AMTK 371) a couple days ago hit the back end of an NS freight in the Chicago area the other morning.  It took a bit for the details of the crash to start filtering through… and the investigation is apparently taking some interesting […]

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Eric Florack on December 3rd, 2007

CARACAS, Venezuela,Monday, Dec. 3 —(New York Times)- Voters in this country narrowly defeated a proposed overhaul to the constitution in a contentious referendum over granting President Hugo Chávez sweeping new powers, the Election Commission announced early Monday.It was the first major electoral defeat in the nine years of his presidency. Voters rejected the 69 proposed […]

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