January 24, 2009
Score = 20

For those of you who were ever puzzled by that line in the Gettysburg Address, a score is 20. So, "four score and seven years ago" is 87. Score does not equal thousands. So, how does one explain the "headline" on this AP video describing the "scores" that marched against Roe v. Wade earlier this […]

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January 23, 2009
They're not going to like this

CatholicVote's new ad: Nowadays, this is better than the old Beethoven quandry, plus it has the benefit of being completely true.

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January 23, 2009
Obama staffers ignorant of tech security, public records law

There's more than one way to write a story. Here's how the Washington Post wrote one story yesterday. Staff Finds White House in the Technological Dark Ages By Anne E. Kornblut Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 22, 2009; Page A01 If the Obama campaign represented a sleek, new iPhone kind of future, the first day […]

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January 22, 2009
It depends on the messenger

From "The Daily Show" on inauguration night: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c Changefest '09 - Obama's Inaugural Speech Barack Obama InterviewJohn McCain Interview Sarah Palin VideoFunny Election Video

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January 22, 2009
We wish him a speedy recovery

From the "I can't make this up" file: Former French President Chirac hospitalised after mauling by his clinically depressed poodle

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January 22, 2009
Mad Jack Murtha

Democratic Rep. Jack Murtha has solved one of those pesky problems facing President Barack Obama as he moves to close down the terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Murtha is offering a minimum security prison located in his district for the terrorists. Suspected terrorists at the military's detention center in Cuba are "no more […]

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January 21, 2009
That would make him a one-term president

From the Los Angeles Times: Transfixed by the daily spectacle of dismal economic news and wild Wall Street swings, few Americans have looked up to see what a wide array of economists say lies beyond the immediate crisis. And with good reason: The picture isn't pretty. The sleek racing machine that was the U.S. economy […]

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January 20, 2009
We welcome our new liberal overlords

Sen. Barack Obama was sworn in today as the 44th President of the United States. Politically, I'm sure that in the coming years that I'll oppose many of the policies Obama and the Democrat congress enact. This will likely begin tomorrow when Obama rolls back many of the abortion funding restrictions that exist under GOP […]

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January 20, 2009
Please be this stupid

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that she's open to other Democrats' plans to conduct hearings -- and possibly prosecutions -- into the Bush administration on a variety of fronts. "I think you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do […]

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January 16, 2009
Alternative Stimulus Plan

The Republican Study Committee released some bullet points on its alternative to the Democrat's stimulus plan. Some highlights: An increase in the child tax credit from $1,000 to $5,000. An increase in the deduction for college expenses from $4,000 to $6,000, and in the income threshold at which the deduction can be taken. An end […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

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