I note with interest, Brian Mahoney over at Radio Equalizer, pretty much echoing my thoughts of  as regards the Knoxville Shooter and the attempt tp attach him to all things right-wing. As Brian says: Our lefty friends need to decide how far they really want to push this argument, because soon enough, future news events […]

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Eric Florack on July 31st, 2008

Me at OTB just now:   Oh? What claims then do you think you can honestly make about the success of the surge other than tactical? Well, the number of provinces now being fully controlled by Iraqi forces leaps to mind. Certainly, unattainable pre-surge. Them taking ownership of the situation… wasn’t that one of the […]

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davidl on July 31st, 2008

Jim Rutttenberg, New York Times, is shocked that John McCain is painting BO as ill-informed, arrogant and out of touch: WASHINGTON — After spending much of the summer searching for an effective line of attack against Senator Barack Obama, Senator John McCain is beginning a newly aggressive campaign to define Mr. Obama as arrogant, out […]

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Simon Owens over at Blogasm managed to grab an interview with LA Times blog editor Tony Pierce. Yes, that’s the guy who sent the letter that put the kibosh on stories about John Edwards at that Hollywood hotel that’s been the topic of many a blog post outside the LA Times Blogs. Perice seems to […]

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davidl on July 30th, 2008

Evidence is accumulating that John Edwards is right – there really are “two Americas.” There’s one where men cheat on their cancer-stricken wives and one where men do not cheat on their cancer-stricken wives. To put it another way, it would appear that ambulances aren’t the only things John Edwards has been chasing lately Ann […]

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davidl on July 30th, 2008

Bit rambled: Obama. Reparations. ‘Nuff said. Not quite enough.   Speaking at the UNITY ’08 conventionb, BO said, Laurie Au, Star-Bulletin, Honolulu: “There’s no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we’ve got some very sad and difficult things to account for,” [...] […]

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At some point, the rain around here has to stop. Not that we’ve had flooding of any serious amounts, but it’s rained around here about every day this summer, for at least part of the day. Today is another example. Yet another example for us all, of how “The Moderate Voice“, isn’t.  Am I getting […]

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Eric Florack on July 30th, 2008

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has changed his story and admits that FOX News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly never received talking points from the White House. On Friday, McClellan said on MSNBC that FOX News commentators would receive White House talking points, adding, “It was something we at the White House… were doing in […]

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Eric Florack on July 30th, 2008

Not sure what to make of thisreport from Fox News: An aide to Sen. Jim Webb was found dead from a gunshot wound Tuesday morning, the Virginia Democrat’s office confirmed to FOX News on Wednesday. Frederick Wayne Hutchins Jr., 26, ran Webb’s Roanoke office. According to media reports, local police had not made a ruling […]

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davidl on July 29th, 2008

The House of Representative is set to pass this tripe: Resolved, That the House of Representatives– (1) acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow; (2) apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under […]

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A second place at the OTB Sheep Off caption contest. So, the Democrats are almost to a man, includng Obama, claiming that the Surge didn’t work. So why, then, is Obama proposing another surge, this time in Afghanistan? Oil is down again today. As this is written, about 2pm Eastern, oil is at $121.45/bbl and […]

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Eric Florack on July 29th, 2008

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens allegedly made false statements to cover up gifts given to him by an oil contractor seeking his help on Capitol Hill, according to a seven-count federal indictment unveiled Tuesday. Stevens, 84, is the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate and has been under investigation for more than a year, […]

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Eric Florack on July 29th, 2008

So, now, it starts. You knew it hadda happen. Once we saw this business in Knoxville, you just knew the left was going to attach itself to the happening like a vampire bat. All the liberal hotbuttons are there for the left’s sick enjoyment; Gun control Anti-Religion fervor Right-side talkradio anti-leftism sexual politics Fox News And all of […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

Yeah, I was out all weekend. So, we made the trip over the weekend, to Fair Haven State Park, which is one of the best in the state. There’s a problem, though with the state Reservation system for their campgrounds; Forget about reserving one spot for one night. Two night minimum. So, we drove all […]

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Eric Florack on July 28th, 2008

The Chicago Tribune: BOSTON – Syndicated columnist and former “Crossfire” host Robert Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and is suspending his journalistic work. The story doesn’t say if there’s a malignancy, there. I hate to say this but the tumor may have affected his judgement with that pedestrian thing last week. Indeed, […]

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