December 6, 2006
First rule of flight club

A couple weeks back a half-dozen Muslim clerics from the Phoenix area were flying home from a conference in Minnesota. They ended up being pulled off the plane because they forgot the rules of flight club. On a similar note, check out this op-ed piece by Debra Burlingame. These Imams were begging to be kicked […]

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December 5, 2006
For the record

Jeff Jarvis thinks even less of Byron Calame's latest column than I did. That's what I call an accomplishment.

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December 4, 2006
Bolton bolts

U.S. ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has tendered his resignation. First Sen. George "crybaby" Voinovich and then Sen. Lincoln "backstabber" Chafee and their perfidy is to blame for Bolton's exit after the Democrats won control of the Senate last month. Voinovich blocked Bolton's nomination when it first came up because he thought Bolton would […]

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December 3, 2006
Peace of the grave

Jimmy Carter -- Worst. President. Ever. -- was on C-SPAN2 Sunday morning pitching his garbage book. One caller managed to get through who told it like it is. Israel isn't the problem. The problem is the Muslim death cult that pervades much of the Middle East and holds power in the Palestinian territories.The kind of […]

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December 3, 2006
Don't know much about history

Sunday's Washington Post opinion section, Outlook, features short articles by five historians on where President George W. Bush will rank in history. Four of the historians are so blinkered by their own politics that it's highly likely that they've never met someone who voted for Bush in person and the only Republicans they know are […]

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December 3, 2006
Cheats Pt. 2

Here are a couple more articles from the St. Petersberg Times on the congressional race in Sarasota, Fla., where GOP candidate Vern Buchanan has narrowly beaten Democrat Christine Jennings in every count and recount in the race. First is this Associated Press piece which reveals that the voting machines didn't have any problems. I love […]

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December 3, 2006
Reporters' motivation

New York Times public editor Byron Calame has an interesting, yet flawed, article in today's paper that seeks to sugarcoat a serious problem. Calame focuses on what motivates reporters in their work: Being first with new facts or fresh insights. Pursuing stories that can have impact. Winning prizes. Impressing sources. Figuring out what’s really happening. […]

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December 1, 2006

If you haven't seen the 1992 movie "Sneakers," starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier and Dan Aykroyd as "Mother," then I encourage you to add it to your Netflix queue or pick it up at Blockbuster. Sneakers came to mind because there's a scene where Robert Redford's character goes into an office building to meet with […]

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December 1, 2006

Today's Wall Street Journal has a troubling report on Democrat dirty tricks in Florida -- again. Democrats whomped Republicans in last month's midterms, but oddly enough they're still calling in the legal cavalry to contest one of the few races they narrowly lost. That would be Florida's 13th Congressional District, which runs along the Gulf […]

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A mom in @ClarkCountySch reads from a graphic assignment her daughter was required to do. Her mic then gets cut off because it’s inappropriate for a public discussion.

Adults can’t handle hearing this content yet they readily give it to kids in school. How does it make sense?

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