Eric Florack on February 28th, 2007

Tonight’s Ramble is going to be short and sweet. Well, short. The reason is fairly simple; yesterday afternoon, I ended up making a hurry up trip to the hospital. My younger boy , Alex, was being transported there.  He was about in a diabetic coma.  But not quite.  We have spent the last couple of […]

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Eric Florack on February 28th, 2007

So Sharpton, civil rights activist, is descended from a slave owned by relatives of segregationist senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. Big deal. How about whether Sharpton is descended from Mandinka royalty in Mali or sheep herders in Gambia? Better yet, trace Al to Lucy, the graceful Australopithecus anamensis, “First Humanlike Woman of the World,” […]

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davidl on February 28th, 2007

Is Mrs. Clinton’s campaign issuing rubber checks? “An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.”  Simon Cameron All those many endorsement checks and to what end.  Mrs Clinton’s problem is that her supporters will not stay bought: (CBS) CHICAGO Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are just beginning their presidential […]

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davidl on February 28th, 2007

The Morrises, Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, attempt to explain John McCain’s campaign collapse.   The Morrrises attrit over seventeen hundred words in the process, and fail.  Don Surber does the job in but two words  — McCain-Feingold: Americans do not like to be told to shut up. McCain-Feingold told Americans to shut up Go home […]

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davidl on February 28th, 2007

While the Libby jury deliberates, Clarice Feldman takes a break from the trial to take a shot at the liimosine class of watermelons:  I’m trying to figure out why Norman Lear with a 26 car garage insists we cut our driving and Barbra Streisand from her well-staffed mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean advises her fans to […]

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davidl on February 27th, 2007

K.C. Johnson, Durham-in-Wonderland reported that last December the defense in the set off this provervial bomb shell:  After his disastrous performance at the December 15 hearing—when he admitted that he and Mike Nifong had entered into an agreement to intentionally withhold exculpatory DNA evidence—Dr. Brian Meehan filed an amended report, which purported to be the complete results of […]

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BAGHDAD, Iraq —AP- The Iraqi Cabinet approved a draft law Monday to manage the country’s vast oil industry and distribute its wealth among the population _ a major breakthrough in U.S. efforts to press the country’s Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish groups to reach agreements to achieve stability. Parliament will take up the measure when it […]

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Eric Florack on February 27th, 2007

Caught on the radio this morning, from a small town station I stumbled across:   “It took Brittany Spears to make KFed look like a good parent.”

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davidl on February 27th, 2007

  Matthew Cox Army Times, reports on a hero: President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on retired Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall in a White House ceremony. In a recent interview, the honoree said he can’t stop thinking about the men on the ground who inspired him to repeatedly expose his helicopter to intense […]

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davidl on February 27th, 2007

(H/T  photo: Age(AU)   As a member of PETA, Pamela Anderson (pictured left wwaring Uggs) has protested the use of leather.  Now, the Daily Telegraph(AU) reports on Anderson’s, epifany: The Hollywood pin-up credited with turning the Australian boots into a global fashion phenomenon denounced the footwear on her website. In a truly blonde moment, the actress has suddenly realised that the […]

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davidl on February 27th, 2007

While the Clintons are not reknowned for their honesty, I am willing to take Mrs. Clinton for her word, that she personally wants to to take all oil company profits. That is what socialists do and that is what Mrs. Clinton is.  Socialists should be taken at their word when they say theyh intend to […]

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Eric Florack on February 27th, 2007

When observing a slam of a leftist icon, a measure of how truthful that slam is, is how much the left screams about it. Personally, I will take Al Gore more seriously when I see him actually driving one of the thimbles he thinks the rest of us ought to be driving; when I see […]

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* I took the boys out for a rail photo run on Sunday… We quickly saw that nothing was moving… and quite by chance, stumbled onto why. The picture, here, is taken from one of our favorite sitting spots… and one I’ve written about before.  You’re on Sanford Road, in Churchville, NY, looking west toward […]

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davidl on February 26th, 2007

It never fails to irritate me to see professsional reporters pontificate on subjects in which they are so bloody ignorant.  This story has one reporter in a snit: Victor Harris zoomed at 80 to 90 miles per hour in his Cadillac covering nearly nine miles in six minutes with a deputy sheriff hot on his tail. […]

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Eric Florack on February 26th, 2007

You can always figure somebody’s priorities, by what they do and do not do. A case in point would be last night’s Oscar awards. How is it that the academy managed to find time to award Al Gore for his propaganda film, but somehow, after eight tries, has never managed to get an award to […]

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