Eric Florack on May 7th, 2007

The Music: OK, this is going to be a little odd; I’m actually listening to the soundtrack from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Sometimes, particularly after you’ve heard a sound track a few times, by virtue of seeing the movie, it’s nice to examine the music itself. Given the epic nature of […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2007

James Lileks, a terrific writer and one of the best newspaper columnists in America, says on his blog today that his newspaper, the Minneapolis-St.Paul Star-Tribune, has decided to kill his column and have him write straight local news stories. This is like the Miami Heat deciding to relieve Dwyane Wade of his basketball-playing obligations so […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2007

The Associated Press reported on republican in general, and the Rudy Guliani campaign in particualr, dissatisfaction  with the selction of Keith Olbermann as republican debate moderator. Greenwald seemed to resent the characterization of Olbermann as the partisan hack that he is.   Greenwald attempts to paint Brett Hume as a paristan hack, ala Olbermann. Now, Hume […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2007

Continuing from the earlier post, there’s another lesson we can learn from recent events in Europe: Perhaps our image in the world isn’t quite so damaged as the left would have us think. We have in France a President who ran a very loud campaign, saying he wanted to be freinds with the US, and the […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2007

CAMARILLO, Calif. â€”AP–  Gasoline prices have surged to a record nationwide average of $3.07 per gallon, nearly 20 cents higher than two weeks earlier, according to oil industry analyst Trilby Lundberg. The previous record was $3.03 per gallon on Aug. 11, 2006. But despite inventory fears that have sent prices higher, there are signs that the […]

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Eric Florack on May 7th, 2007

Financial Times– Paris– Let the finger-pointing begin. Ségolène Royal’s defeat on Sunday night left the French Socialist party in disarray and searching for someone to blame. There is hardly a shortage of scapegoats. It is the party’s third consecutive presidential defeat. The Socialists now face the question of whether they can ever regain power without […]

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davidl on May 7th, 2007

How dumb can dumb get?  In the case of Sheryl Crow, it is pretty dumb.  From the Puffington Post: We have risen to great heights of arrogance in our refusal to acknowledge that the earth is changing. Can Crow name one, just one, scientist who thinks tha Earth’s climate is not changing?  Can Crow name […]

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