Daily Archives: August 24, 2007

Medicare Part DD

Untitled document There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the Medicare Part D program. Whether you're for the prescription drug benefit plan for retirees or not, there are a lot of things to complain about. But 93-year … Continue reading

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Is It The Grunion?

Untitled document I first posted about this last year. Three brothers who lost their father in the Second World War have been funding a search for the remains of the submarine their father commanded. USS Grunion was lost sometime after … Continue reading

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Untitled document  I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o'beer,   The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."   The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,   I outs … Continue reading

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Musseling In

Untitled document City officials in Escondido, California have issued an emergency ban on boats and personal watercraft for Lake Wohlford for five days. It seems an invasion of Quagga mussels has been detected at a nearby lake. The Animal Uprising™ … Continue reading

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The Grapes Of Stupid

Untitled document Detroit "school activist" Agnes Hitchcock has been given a $250 fine and six months probation after being convicted on charges of disturbing the peace. Hitchcock is the leader of Detroit's Call 'em Out Coalition disrupted a school board … Continue reading

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Untitled document Maybe? (I still Don't forgive Doug Ross for going "nuc-you-lar" on this. UPDATE: Caution is in order here, of course. Others: Hot Air, A Blog For All, The Jawa Report, The Van Der Galiën Gazette, The American Pundit, Jammie … Continue reading

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Slithering Trifecta

Untitled document Three serpentine stories slithering across the wire services should send ophidiophobics scurrying for safety. (We sincerely hope the word police don't come after us for criminal alliteration as well.) First: Snake in School savages student: DENVER – Students hopped on chairs and … Continue reading

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Beckham Beware

Untitled document Mr. David Robert Joseph Beckham, new captain of the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team had better be careful. A new star is rising. Kariba is coming for you. Kariba the horse has become a regular Mane Rooney – … Continue reading

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“A Memorable Disaster Shared By Peoples And Cities.”

Untitled document You ask me to write you something about the death of my uncle so that the account you transmit to posterity is as reliable as possible. I am grateful to you, for I see that his death will … Continue reading

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The Silence (And Tastiness) Of The Lambs

Untitled document A bear is being blamed for eating part of a flock of sheep on a Virginia farm. A local official of the US Department of Agriculture says it is because of dry weather. Katherine Meadows, owner of Springwood … Continue reading

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The Good Guys

Untitled document Peggy Noonan tells the story of a trip to Normandy in 1991. Meeting an old man, he asked if they were American. When they affirmed this, the man insisted on a toast of calvados with the group. Because … Continue reading

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Honesty Deserves Respect

Untitled document Representative Brian Baird voted against the war in Iraq. He has been an unyielding critic of the conduct of the war. That is why his honesty on the situation in Iraq is an outright disaster for the Reid-Pelosi strategy … Continue reading

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Changed Debate

Untitled document Charles Krauthammer devotes his column this week to the sudden change in the tone about Iraq coming out of Washington. He calls it the beginning of a rational debate on the war. (I don't know if I would … Continue reading

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