OK, here’s story number one, by way of Michelle: (06-17) 19:07 PDT TURLOCK (STANISLAUS COUNTY) — The town of Turlock and much of the rest of the nation was shocked when a 27-year-old man beat and stomped his 2-year-old son to death on a rural road. But what was nearly as stunning for many people […]

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Eric Florack on June 18th, 2008

Fox News: For the second day in a row, gas prices nation wide have ticked down. The decrease isn’t much, but it’s enough to give motorists hope that more could be on the horizon. The average per-gallon price stands at $4.075 for regular unleaded, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. This is down from […]

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Eric Florack on June 18th, 2008

LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse, whose legs were insured for a million dollars in the heyday of the Hollywood musical, died at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, her agent said. She was 87. Scott Stander said Charisse, a regular partner of legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, suffered a […]

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One of these days I’ve really gotta send Gaius over at Blue Crab Blvd a six-pack, just on G.P.. (Do beings that walk sideways drink beer? OK, dumb question. Depends how much they’ve had. Gotcha.)  The guy’s out there slugging away… even into stuff in my own backyard that I’d missed… they’ve managed to find […]

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davidl on June 18th, 2008

Just how stupid is Barack “BO” Obama?, via John Brody, Brody FilesL “This is unfortunately become a habit in our politics where anything’s fair game, and we just make things up about people. If you think about Michelle, I mean here’s somebody who’s done everything right. She grew up in modest means. She grew up […]

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So, President Bush has now joined John McCain’s call to eliminate the federal ban on offshore oil drilling. He’s even asked Congress to do so. This strikes me as a smart move, both in the political world, and the real one. Obama is now in the position, along with congressional Democrats,  of explaining why voters are […]

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Me at OTB just now: I have a nagging doubt forming at the back of my mind over all of this. Thinking aloud here so please bear with me… I mentioned somewhere, (here, bitsblog, Q&O, I forget where) within the last few days, that there was an effort afoot to bring back the ‘fairness doctrine’ […]

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Eric Florack on June 18th, 2008

Is there a a pair of braincells left in working order within the AP? (Shrug) No matter. You see, the bloggers are the 600lb Gorilla, and it’s time the AP figured that one out. So, AP, welcome to the school of Bithead. As of right now, and going forward until AP backs down from this […]

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davidl on June 18th, 2008

The Associated Press does not believe in the War on Terror, but they do believe in their war on bloggers, Tim Conneally, BetaNews The AP’s disharmony with bloggers may have only just begun, as the alternative it’s now offering to being served with takedown notices involves paying an up-front sum for excerpting online articles — […]

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