Eric Florack on November 14th, 2010

Forwarded from a reader: Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting  her in-laws and  while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the  driveway with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind […]

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davidl on January 24th, 2010

Representative Carol Shea-Porter ( New Hampshire – One)  opens mouth,  inserts foot, video: But no.  No, Rep. Shea-Porter actually just fell out of the Stereotypes about Women tree, and hit every branch on the way down. Moe Land. I used to think we could never replace Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who kept us entertained during […]

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davidl on January 16th, 2010

At least Martha is amusing, video: From Robert Coata National Review: Here’s the transcript (via the Brown campaign): Dan Rea: Umm Would Barack Obama be in if this thing was not this close? Martha Coakley: Umm it’s hard to know, I think that he uh is welcome in Massachusetts and I’m sure everybody is happy […]

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on January 3rd, 2010 It’s Friday night, already past 10, and the line to get in is forming. Everybody has got their best face forward–carefully selected images. No ugly faces. Everyone has their most put out there and their words carefully chosen. You can reel-in anything you conveyed before you send it out into the public: start to […]

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Eric Florack on December 31st, 2009

Many readers have been kind enough to send me bumper sticker files over the last few months and honestly, with the schedule I’ve been keeping I filed them badly for future use.  I found these while doing some cleaning, and will pass them along en masse. Enjoy. Note the websites mentioned in each of the […]

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on December 27th, 2009

It has been said that writing down one’s thoughts and expecting others to read them is one of the most narcissistic acts possible. By My family and best friends tell me that I am a talented writer and that one day I will be famous (!). Even though journalistic employment is in lean times […]

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davidl on December 24th, 2009

Plus Batman and Scooby-Doo,  a review of Sherlock Holmes, from Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

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on December 18th, 2009

,   www.JonesToTheGrindstone I couldn’t resist using the popular Internet abbreviation, “WTF,” to play-up a question with a complex answer: WTF is blogging? Yes, “what the flip”  (HA!) is blogging? Well, here is’s definition, “To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog.” And a weblog is listed as, “A website that displays […]

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on December 16th, 2009

By Karen Jones, I am building a catalog of tools and equipment to better ease us through our days—as we live amongst those who just don’t “get” us, want to “get” us, or even notice us as needing to be “gotten”. On top of the list of regular disturbances to be eased is sifting […]

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on December 13th, 2009

By Karen Jones, All types of hairdos walk through this maze of aisles, bins, and end-cap displays: the tightly curled, the heavily-shellacked, the Easter egg-colored, the pigtailed, and even the bald. These captains of hair commandeer their vessels as soon as they file through the automatic glass doors. The cargo ship is launched and […]

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davidl on December 10th, 2009

Tom Jensen Public Policy Polling, offers up this delicious tidbit: Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they’d rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term […]

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on December 10th, 2009

By Karen Jones As I sit on Bus 77 that cruises up and down Massachusetts Ave., I look down at all the cars on the street. The bus is much taller than the privately owned cars; so, I sit up in my crow’s nest spying on people. I ride public transportation almost every day because […]

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davidl on November 1st, 2009

I know legend has that the American writer Edgar Allan Poe died a drunk on the streets of Baltimore in 1849. Yet in the spirit of first Ronald Reagan, and now Jake Tapper, trust but verify, can we be so sure?   Poe does bears a certain resemblance to Robert Stacy McCain. So please consider the […]

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Eric Florack on July 31st, 2009

From the Mailbag, this morning is a classic example of how a joke isn’t funny unless there’s a grain of truth at the center of it. Community Service    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut he   asked about his bill and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money  from […]

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Eric Florack on July 29th, 2009

When I noted this in a discount book rack in my local grocery store, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of it and sharing it with you. The book was being sold for a $1.99. Someone had apparently decided they didn’t want the toilet paper after all and put it on the shelf next to […]

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