Eric Florack on January 7th, 2009

It’s true; from CNN we get all the important news.  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment […]

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Eric Florack on January 7th, 2009

By way of Blackfive: “Chance Phelps was wearing his Saint Christopher medal when he was killed on Good Friday.  Eight days later, I handed the medallion to his mother. I didn’t know Chance before he died. Today, I miss him.” – LtCol Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.), “Taking Chance” I included Taking Chance in the […]

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Eric Florack on January 7th, 2009

Welcome one and all to the most intense nightly read anywhere on the sphere… BitsBlog’s Nightly Ramble A mix of rain and snow over the snow that came down last night… sloppy driving today around here. It can’t decide if it wants to rain or snow. Between the snow, the ice and the ponded water, […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2009

Breaking: WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned Senate Democrats plan to accept Roland Burris for President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant seat. NBC news reports Burris is meeting with the Senate leadership now as Senate Democrats look for ways to defuse the standoff that has denied Burris a Senate seat. Dirty Harry as attributed by Bob […]

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Eric Florack on January 7th, 2009

Now, it starts…ABC News is reporting: President-elect Barack Obama took big money from a man at the center of a federal probe that has forced one of Obama’s top Cabinet picks to withdraw. Financial records show the Obama campaign got more than $30,000 from California financier David Rubin, the target of an investigation into donations […]

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davidl on January 7th, 2009

I don’t think it is an actual job requirement to be stupid to write for the Boston Globe, but it just might be, Jame Carroll, Boston Globe: For a brief period, America’s new president will bask in universal goodwill. The Arab world, Muslims generally, and Palestinians in particular, have unprecedented reason to believe they will […]

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