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Monday Quick Fix 6 (10/4/04)

A draft dodger from Nelson, B.C., left a pleasant message on the answering machine in response to my Friday edit: "Nelson right to dodge monument." In the edit, I applauded the town's wise decision not to support a privately funded memorial to American draft dodgers during the Vietnam War. His message? "I was one of those people (draft dodgers), and I'm (expletive deleted) proud of it. I wouldn't have served in Vietnam if my mother's life was on the (expletive deleted) line. What a (expletive deleted) awful war it was, and I'm proud. And I would stand by that monument with my fist int he air and would (expletive deleted) to the Spokesman-Review." Potty-mouth's mother should be proud.

1. Political 'Toon Fix: Wayne Stayskal here and Kevin Tuma here.

2. Humor Fix: Jay D. Dyson serves up another Sacred Cow Burger here.

3. My Way Fix: This Day in History here, This Day in Music here, and Today's Birthdays here.

4. Top of the News Fix: Iraqi forces walking tall in Samarra here, Bush makes significant gains in 2 polls of Catholic voters here, here, SpaceShipOne wins $10M for trip into space here, 'Psycho' siren Janet Leigh dies at 77 here, and A landslide for Kerry, if vote was in Canada here.

5. Reality Fix: Author Daniel Flynn talks about his book, "Intellectual Morons," here.

6. Opinion Fix: W. Thomas Smith Jr. (Cleaning up the Sunni Triangle), Donald Lambro (Senate control), Diana West (The Iconoclast), Cal Thomas (No knockout punch), and Jeff Jacoby (Abusers of eminent domain).

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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.