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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2004

Making the big time

My Red State spiel Sunday hit the big-time this morning as Michelle Malkin posted a link in her superb blog here. Michelle runs one of the best blogs you'll find in Red Country here.

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Tuesday Quick Fix 6 (12/14/04)

Sorry, I'm running late again -- and I can't blame my padre. I've spent the whole last hour kibitzing and laughing about the Coeur d'Alene Press front page today. It has John Lennon's word, "Imagine," above a ha-huge conceptual rendering of Duane Hagadone's garden --...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2004


Peanut Gallery (Sunday article)

Dave; It is not often in today’s politically correct media that I read an article by a news paper columnist that I can agree with 100%. Your article on today’s opinion page – We Red Staters can get offended, too – is very good. It...

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Peanut Gallery (Mayor Larkin's consent)

Hi Dave:I see now where the mayor of Post Falls, Clay Larkin has joined the band to laud Hagadone's new plans for Coeur d' Alene's downtown. Well I suggest that if Hagadone's plans go down the toilet in the Lake City maybe Post Falls would...

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Best of the Northwest

Over the weekend, it was all about Duane Hagadone (shown right as a young man at the Coeur d'Alene Press) and his plans for gobbling up Sherman Avenue for a memorial garden in front of his Coeur d'Alene Resort (above). Erica Curless/S-R penned a long...

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Quick Fix 6 (12/13/04)

Well, H-Rex & Co. will present their plans to take over 3 downtown street blocks today at the Kootenai County Courthouse meeting room. The public won't have a chance to speak in this opening round as Svengali casts his spell. Allegedly, the public will get...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2004

Final Word

No time for "Headlines @ Closin' Time" tonight because the Wife of My Youth awaits at home with a T-bone steak, cooked medium well. Waft the smell of a cooking steak my way, and I'll follow you anywhere.Meanwhile, I'll give you folks a tip re:...

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Peanut Gallery (Beware of sizzle)

People who think Big D is done manuevering are seriously mistaken. He's still got a few tricks up his sleave. You don't become a billionaire without having a backup plan that really is the master plan.I think his new tower could easily go where the...

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TGIF Quick Fix 6 (12/10/04)

Gotta roll today, folks. Got the annual CDA Christmas bureau party at noon, an editorial and Huckleberries to write before I quit breaking big rocks into little rocks. Onward.APhoto Fix: Brent Bozell/Media Research Center (Opinion Fix) agrees with many, including columnist Christopher Hitchen that director...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2004

Final Word

I see the Grinch is working overtime this yuletide:*Christmas music was banned, then unbanned, on a school bus here.*In Kirkland, Wash., a principal banned the production of "A Christmas Carole" as being too religious here.*As mentioned below, you got the Wichita Eagle apologizing for not...

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Hot Potatoes Log

5 p.m. Thirteen people have used the new "comments" section of the blog since it went on line 24 hours ago. I'm pleased with the volume, big time. No abusers so far -- other than a spammer that was advertising on-line gambling.3:30 p.m. Talked at...

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Iraq Humvees

The warrior leaders of the free(who fight from Washington DC)perhaps will note at some late datethey’re armored like a paper plate.The Bard of Sherman Avenue

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Phone cards not ribbons

Forget the yellow ribbons and the red, white and blue bumperstickers supporting the troops, sez blogger Hugh Hewitt. The number one request from injured troops is phone cards. You can find the info on how to serve our brave men and women at this World...

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Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens)

It is probably best to have this public vote on the Hagadone project, although we elected these people to make their decisions on these projects and live or die with them.It all depends on how badly Duane Hagadone wants this project. My guess it that...

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Best of the Northwest

Big news in Blog Free CDA ... The Duane has pulled his plans for a tower on the north side of Sherman Avenue and now is considering a site on the south side. He won't say where. It can be in only one place. I...

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Thursday Quick Fix 6 (12/9/04)

OK, troops, I have another assignment for you as I continue to review my Hot Potatoes' offerings. I want you to specifically analyze the "Quick Fix 6." Izzit something you read daily? Something you can live without? Pleaz let me know by clicking on the...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2004

Final Word

Bob Fick, the long-time AP correspondent at the Boise office, has quit his job over journalistic differences and will become an analyst for the state labor department. Betsy Russell/S-R here and political reporter emeritus Randy Stapilus/Ridenbaugh Press here (fourth item: "Losing A Watchdog") provide their...

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Extra! Extra!

You can now write your comments directly onto my blog. Just go to the bottom of an individual item and click on "Comments." That'll save me time because I won't have to deal with individuals e-mails. You can still write directly to me by clicking...

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Best of the Northwest

Shazam! The City Council stood up to bazillionaire Duane Hagadone and are moving toward a community vote on his botanical garden scheme here! Even Hagadone Do-or-Dier Dixie Reid. I must be dreaming. Dunno if this is a profile in council courage. Or common sense. If...

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Hump Day Quick Fix 6 (12/8/04)

Quick review of an elementary school Christmas songfest at Coeur d'Alene High Tuesday night: Song selection that included penguins, snowflakes and Frosty the Snowman but left out mention of the Christ Child: frightful; singing and kids: delightful. The director did include "Silent Night," which doesn't...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Michael Moore: Democrats need to embrace Hollywood: Director of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' claims Kerry lost race because he wasn't best candidate/WorldNetDaily -- Looks like the Pied Piper of The Left is trying to woo another gang of lemmings to lead over another cliff.*Jimmy Carter's grandson arrested:...

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Reader's Choice

*If Notre Dame was looking at Coach Dan Hawkins to get its program turned around, it'll have to keep looking. The Bronco coach signed a five-year contract today, according to a Statesman link passed along by Doug Burr, here.*Colleague Erica Curless passes along a Missoulian...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.





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