Monthly Archives: January 2008

Mr Dooley, as perceptive as ever.

He is rumored to have said "I belong to no organized political party.  I am a Democrat."  Hillary Clinton defeated Obama by a quarter of a million votes in the first big state "polled" this political silly season.  Her margin … Continue reading

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Bush can’t compromise.

""The reason why you articulate a vision is to give people inside the Palestinian territories who don’t want violence and who don’t want to destroy Israel a chance to be for something." (Bush) Until recently, Bush did not pretend that … Continue reading

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More on Ezekiel – Sidney O. Smith III

Moses Jacob Ezekiel is one of the greatest of American artists, and I must say that he has influenced my life.   I cannot recall how I first found out about him, it may have had something to do with the … Continue reading

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Moses Ezekiel – A Forgotten Man

""I hope you will be an artist, as it seems to me you are cut out for one. But, whatever you do, try to prove to the world that if we did not succeed in our struggle, we are worthy … Continue reading

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A New Bomber? Why?

"The U.S. Air Force announced plans for a new long-range bomber several years ago, but the program has not received much attention or funding in the regular defense budget because of competing budget demands. According to defense experts, plans call … Continue reading

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“Mother Jones” on Iraq

This is a really good collection of interviews on withdrawal from Iraq among other things.  My only problem with the interview with me is that it would have been nice if the interviewer had done a better job of cleaning … Continue reading

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Just too old, sad but true.

"I didn’t pick John to support because I’m just afraid that the vice president would wind up taking over his job in that four-year presidency,” said Norris, who was hosting a fundraiser for Huckabee at his Lone Wolf Ranch. "So … Continue reading

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Fred Thompson’s Role in SC

Add half of FT’s vote to Huckabee’s in South Carolina and the result looks quite different. McCain and Thompson are good friends.  Thompson has waged a lackluster campaign since his effort began.  His speech in South Carolina last night was … Continue reading

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A Clinton – McCain Race?

Looks like it might be.  The results in Nevada and South Carolina point in that direction.  Romney’s victory in the Nevada outcome is indicative of nothing more than the participation of his co-religionists.  The Clinton campaign continues to demonstrate its … Continue reading

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The Japanese are ______ (insert term)

"The Japanese whaling fleet is on its annual whale hunt in the icy Antarctic waters, with a target this year of killing about 1,000 of the giant mammals. Japan exploits a loophole in a 1986 international moratorium on commercial whaling … Continue reading

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