Eric Florack on March 20th, 2008

From the Salem Statesman Journal: Jacob DeShazer of Salem took part in World War II’s legendary Doolittle Raid, endured more than three years as a Japanese prisoner of war and later teamed up with his wife, Florence, to serve as a Methodist missionary in Japan for nearly 30 years. DeShazer, 95, died Saturday night at […]

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davidl on March 20th, 2008

The Ass of the Day is John Dingell, Fox News: A Michigan congressman wants to put a 50-cent tax on every gallon of gasoline to try to cut back on Americans’ consumption. Polls show that a majority of Americans support policies that would reduce greenhouse gases. But when it comes to paying for it, it’s […]

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Honorable Mention at OTB’s Caption Contest. You know, I wonder how many people didn’t get that one. I see Reader got one, too. Well, all the arguments about how Wrights views are not Obama’s, and that they’re not working from the same racist stereotypes, just got blown out of the water. Shriek Engrish! Here, too.  […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2008

I’m hearing local congresscritter Tom Reynolds won’t be running again, this fall. He’s supposed to announce around noon, today, according to Buffalo radio.

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2008

From the WSJ this morning: Among the many things Hillary Clinton’s schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husband’s presidential tenure – such as the death of Vince Foster. Foster, a lawyer from Arkansas, was in the same kindergarten class as Bill Clinton and worked at the […]

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davidl on March 20th, 2008

If this were a boxing match, it would have been called.   Another say, another David Paterson mess,    The Daily News, New York, reports, “Gov. Paterson says he may have used campaign cash for hotel hookup:”   Gov. Paterson admitted Wednesday he may have improperly billed his campaign for at least one hotel tryst with a girlfriend. The […]

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Eric Florack on March 20th, 2008

In the LA Times, this morning: In the script for the landmark 1964 film “Nothing but a Man,” actor Ivan Dixon saw something familiar in the character Duff Anderson. Duff was a railroad worker in love with Josie, a schoolteacher and minister’s daughter who lived in an Alabama town. The story of Duff’s attempts to […]

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