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Monday Quick Fix 6 (10/18/04)

We're at E-Day Minus 15. The polls are all over the place. I tend to watch Zogby as the real indicator. But, this year, I'm a bit suspicious because John Zogby came out early, predicting a Kerry win. Dunno if he's biased. But other Arab Americans overwhelmingly prefer Kerry. Wonder why? Do they think he'd be a softer touch in the Middle East. He would be. In fact, I believe, he'd go back to the turn-the-other-cheek policies of Clinton that set up 9/11. Yeah, I do believe there is a connection to us being a panty waste in the 1990s and the attack. And with that happy thought, let's turn to today's QF6:

1. Political 'Toon Fix: Chuck Asay has a pretty good idea why we're having a flu vaccine shortage in this country here.

2. Humor Fix: "Some people are now saying the questions at the end of the debate actually helped John Kerry because they made him look more human - well, that and taking the bolt out of his neck" -- Jay Leno.

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

4. Top of the News Fix: Bush surges to 8 point lead here (or is it only 2 points here?), Heinz Kerry paid lower tax rate than most taxpayers here, Mag: Ashcroft won't stay for second Bush term here, Marriage issue motivate conservatives here, and Mary Cheney's sister demands Kerry apology here.

5. Election '04 Fix: Neither major political party can lay a claim on being more Christian than the other. But, for the past 4 decades, the Democrats have been held captive by the cultural left as their social policies have veered further and further away from Judeo-Christian positions. Father Johannes L. Jacobse of talks of the importance of the '04 prez election in social terms here.

Opinion Fix: Donald Rumsfeld (Victory over terrorism), William Safire (Mary Cheney), Mark Steyn (Kerry unfit to lead), Andrew C. McCarthy (Times smears Patriot Act), and Diana West (Shuddering at a Kerry victory).

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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.