Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

MOSUL AIRPORT REOPENS FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AFTER 14 YEARS; RELIGIOUS PILGRIMS BOARD IRAQI AIRPLANE FOR HAJJ Posted: 04 Dec 2007 06:13 AM CST MOSUL AIRPORT REOPENS FOR COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS AFTER 14 YEARS; RELIGIOUS PILGRIMS BOARD IRAQI AIRPLANE FOR HAJJ AFGHAN DOCTOR, COALITION FORCES SAVE AFGHAN BABY Posted: 04 Dec 2007 06:10 AM CST AFGHAN DOCTOR, […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

I couldn’t resist this one: This one’s from Fark. There’s more, there, too.

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davidl on December 4th, 2007

Paul Mirengoff, Powerline, chides Mike Huckabee for foolishly comparing himself to Ronald Reagan.   Paul suggests a far better analogy: When it comes to foreign policy, Huckabee more closely resembles another former governor, Jimmy Carter. It was Carter, not Reagan, who viewed foreign policy as an extension of his own character and personal principles. Carter stood for a […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

I’m often asked why I railfan. Someone wrote and asked me that today. It”s really a family activity.  I wrote to this point about 5 years ago… while sitting just west of my office here… in a little burg called Churchville. As luck would have it, this is, then as now, one of the busiest […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

WaPo: The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan formally indicted one-time Hillary Clinton fundraiser Norman Hsu today, laying out what prosecutors described as a “massive fraud scheme” that allegedly left investors in Hsu’s fictitious clothing businesses taken to the tune of $20 million. The indictment charges Hsu with six counts of mail fraud, six counts of wire […]

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davidl on December 4th, 2007

Is Mrs. Clinton’s campaign merely spinning, or spinning our out control.   Listen to Mrs. Clinton’s  pollster Mark Penn, video.   Penn’s attempted attack on Barack Obama, does not demonstrate Obama’s weaknesses, so much as it highlights Mrs. Clinton’s.   Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is attacking Obama for a alleged lack of expericence, when Mrs. Clinton has virtually none herself.   […]

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davidl on December 4th, 2007

I’m back.   The computer got hit by a nasty virus.  Actually had to watch television and read books.   Speaking of returns. he’s back, and blacker than ever, from the Baltimore Sun: Don Imus returned to the airwaves yesterday, eight months after he was fired for a racially charged remark about Rutgers’ women’s basketball team, and introduced a new […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Captain Ed: Recall the pushback when we linked to the Zogby poll that showed Hillary’s support eroding at the end of November? The numbers showed Hillary losing ground against all Republican contenders, and had some correlation with Rasmussen’s numbers as well. Nonsense, came the response; Gallup’s polling in November — two weeks earlier — showed […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) -(Via KOMO) A former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., was in federal custody after being arrested on a charge of attempting to sexually exploit a minor. James Michael McHaney was fired Friday from his job as a scheduler for Cantwell, hours after he was arrested by FBI agents. The FBI said in […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Mark Steyn really should have his own category for this stuff.  The man is a master. You can’t assimilate immigrants and minorities unless you give them something to assimilate to. It’s one thing to teach children their history “warts and all”, quite another to obsess on the warts at the expense of all else. The […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Noted at Right Wing News, this morning, a collection of quotes from the Daily Kos, guaranteed to keep you regular. An example: 8) “I know I’m a Jewish lesbian and (Ahmadinejad would) probably have me killed. But still, the guy speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon… Okay, I admit […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

I’m not so sure about this one.  Ron Christie says it’s the beginning of the end for Hillary Clinton and her dreams of being president. To be honest, I never thought in the first few days of December I would proffer that the Hillary Campaign for President is near the end. To wit, her national […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Billy; You had an Uncle that worked for The Rock? (Sigh) I’d have loved to talk to him at length on that subject. Yeah, OK, I picked up on just that one aspect of a full life. Then again, I’m a railfan. But you know what? Even exclusive of that point, I would still loved […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

The New York Times is reporting: WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 —New York Times- A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains frozen, contradicting judgment two years ago that Tehran was working relentlessly toward building a nuclear bomb. In reading between the lines […]

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Eric Florack on December 4th, 2007

Gina Cobb raises a great point, and one I’d not fully considered Sometimes just the right words at just the right moment are world-changing.  “Why don’t you shut up?” was not remotely as eloquent as “I have a dream” or “Give me liberty or give me death!,” but at least it was spontaneous and heartfelt.  […]

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