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Monday Quick Fix 6

As you know, I was off Friday to take care of personal business. So, I didn't blog any response to Duane Hagadone's big plans for the waterfront. I still need to catch up on reading his snoozepaper and ours about all the facts. My first reaction? I'm not rejecting his plans out of hand. But I am rejecting his need to get this done yesterday. He's asking for a major concession from the city. And city fathers and mothers should take their time studying the ramifications of his request. After all, he's basically asking to change a traffic pattern that we've had for decades -- and hand over invaluable waterfront property. This needs to be studied. Big time. And I don't think that can be done by on The Duane's time schedule. I've had a number of responses from readers that I'll be blogging today. Stay tuned.

1. Political 'Toon Fix: Paul Nowak and Wayne Stayskal provide their whacky views here and here.

2. Humor Fix: "Teresa Heinz Kerry said that Laura Bush has never had a real job. Teresa is a translator. She’s been a translator for two years. Hey, let me tell you, Laura Bush has been a translator for the last 35 years!" -- Jay Leno.

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

4. Top of the News Fix: Latest Zogby tracking shows big shift for Bush here, Leftist British rag pulls column urging Bush assassination here, Rosie attracts few for Kerry here, First Lady is Bush's 'October Surprise' here, and Edwards: No riots if we win here.

5. Reality Check Fix: For the third time in five years Health and Human Services has failed to provide an adequate supply of flu vaccine. This should raise serious questions about the nationall government's ability to control health care here.

6. Opinion Fix: Dick Morris (Bubba to the rescue), John J. Miller (Senate races), Peter Robinson (James Cardinal Hickey), Gary Andres (Political models favor Bush win), and Noemie Emery Bush's stubbornness.

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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.