davidl on February 12th, 2007

“If I were running Al Qaeda in Iraq,” Mr. Howard said, “I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.” So sayeth John Howard, Prime Minister of Austrailia.   Video here. To which Barack Obama, playboy from […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2007

REDFIELD, N.Y. —(AP)- A historic snowfall of more than 11 feet is nothing to get excited about in this hardy upstate New York village that thrives on snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. “It’s snow. We get a lot of it. So what?” said Allan Babcock, a lifelong resident who owns Shar’s Country Diner, a popular eatery […]

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davidl on February 12th, 2007

This story was all too predictable.   As New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer operated as an arrogant jerk.   Spitzer’s M.O. was to file civil law suits against citizens for no violation of the law, and coherse a out court settlement. Spitzer legal extortion tactics won  him media praise, election to governor in landslide and stratospheric approval ratings. Now […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2007

( Arizona Republic)- Oh, for the days when Arizona’s high school students could roll pizza dough, sweep up sticky floors in theaters or scoop ice cream without worrying about ballot initiatives affecting their earning power. That’s certainly not the case under the state’s new minimum-wage law that went into effect last month. Some Valley employers, […]

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Eric Florack on February 12th, 2007

For years, ‘Dr’ Gillian McKeith has used her title to sell TV shows, diet books and herbal sex pills. Now the Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in. Yet the real problem is not what she calls herself, but the mumbo-jumbo she dresses up as scientific fact, says Ben Goldacre That the Guardian, this morning Now […]

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