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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Despondent Dems fleeing to Canada? Immigration website shows big spike in wake of President Bush's victory/WorldNetDaily: They shouldn't let the door hit 'em in the butt on the way out.*Bush wins Iowa: Gives president total of 286 electoral votes/Associated Press: Paint it bee-you-tiful red, baybee....

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Travels with Bayview Herb (South Dakota)

As I desert Indianapolis, I have left several things behind...A new Governor in Indiana, four new senators, four more representatives...History will never record this, but as I passed the hundreds of Daschle campaign signs in South Dakota, I hissed appropriately, putting a hex upon him....

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Peanut Gallery (Kootenai County vote)

Thanks for the compliments on the elections. My staff and poll workers did a great job and certainly deserve most of the credit. Now here's some interesting tidbits for all the political trivia buffs that demonstrates the intensity of the race for President. For various...

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Peanut Gallery (Sanders Beach)

I read both the Review’s and the Press’s articles today about six of the Sanders Beach property owners wanting the city to stop its legal action. Lotsa fizzle, no sizzle. With his irrelevant concern and speculation about who actually penned the lawsuit documents, I can...

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Gridley's onto something

You've read about the current flap in which City Attorney Mike Gridley, an unsuccessful candidate for the state Legislature, has accused the Coeur d'Alene Press of giving preferential treatment to his opponent, Repub Marge Chadderdon.The Coeur d'Alene Press has dismissed Mike's comments as sour grapes....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2004

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Net photo of Bush slugged as 'a--hole': News coverage on Netscape site includes graphic slam on president/WorldNetDaily: Yet another reason to switch from CNN to "Fox News."*Aides: Ashcroft likely to leave Cabinet: Stress causing health problems for 62-year-old attorney general/Associated Press: The, ahem, tolerant Left...

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Freedom isn't free

Michael Moore, one of the biggest losers of the recent campaign, posted this poignant photo of Dubya's face, comprised of troops killed in Iraq, as a way to slam the president. But conservatives, as Michelle Malkin explains so well here, should view it as another...

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What now:

UI blogger Henry Johnston shares my current dilemma:Now that the election is over, Bush has won, Republicans gained congressional seats, and we're on our way to four more years of freedom, what should I write about on this blog? Since this blog's birth in February...

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Best of the Northwest

There's all kinds of theories out there why Dubya smoked John Kerry Tuesday. Iraq? War on terror? Morality. Etc. But none can beat cartoonist Milt Priggee for boiling everything done to a simple answer here.1. Lib-Lefty David Horsey/P-I also didn't agree with the majority decision...

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He loves me not

There was an ex-Hagadone stafferWho carried a grudge ever afterEvery chance he got,He took a cheap shot.But, sadly, the facts didn't matter.Rick Thomas/Brand X biz writerDFO: I was blind-sided by this shot by Thomas. Couldn't figure out why he was ragging on me -- until...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3, 2004

Parting Shot

Didja know that Viggo Mortensen (pictured) -- yeah, the king who returned in Lord of the Rings -- has a North Idaho tie? He kicks back on a little place of his near Sandpoint. After a long day of talking politics, how about a change...

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Headlines @ Closin' Time

*Bush's victory speech: Read transcript of president's talk to supporters/WND: Music to my ears. *Kerry's concession speech: Read the transcript of senator's acknowledgment of Bush victory/WND: Long-winded but suh-weet.*Moral issues drove voters: Christian advocates, media pundits agree on believers' impact/WorldNetDaily: Onward Christian soldiers ... marching...

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Peanut Gallery (Bill McCrory)

I completely agree with your wanting to deliver a steamin’ Hot Potato with the sourest cream to the editor of the Coeur d’Alene Press for today’s editrivial criticizing Mike Gridley’s concern about his opponent’s apparent violation of Idaho’s campaign finance law. A promise to pay...

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Peanut Gallery (John Austin)

Hi Dave;Phil Corless needs to lighten up on our friend, Dave Bond. Although D.B.'s rants are sometimes over-the-top, he remains the voice of those dwindling few among us who can still remember the glory days of mining in the Silver Valley. Before the gondolas and...

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Peanut Gallery (Phil Corless)

You made a mistake giving D.P. Bond a voice on your blog. That's the kind of vile hatred this country does not need. Hey, it wasn't even funny. It was just mean, sickening, and juvenile. And it painted the 56 million people who voted against...

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An Open Letter to the U.S. Elites

To: Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Chris Matthews, Aaron Brown, Judy Woodruff, Al Hunt, Mark Shields, George Stephanopolous, Keith Olberman, Tim Russert, Margaret Carlson, Juan Williams, Terry McAuliffe, Tom Harkin, Tom Daschle, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, Howard Dean, Kofi Annan, Hans Blix,...

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Oh Happy Day Quick Fix 6 (11/3/04)

The Seattle Times has just reported that John Kerry has will concede Ohio to President Bush at 10 a.m. PSToday, ending the bitter 2004 prez election and sending many Bush haters to Canada. You can read all about it here.1. Political 'Toon Fix: Rather than...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 2, 2004

Ominous sign

re: Jonathan Cohen, my Taxachusetts conservative who writes occasionally, decided to go for Kerry, although he admits he's still under the spell of the Red Sox win:HI DAVE-O!I'm not really a closet wing-nut. I only play one in e-mails. That's why you're the first one...

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2 sites for local/state results

Kootenai County residents can follow local results by clicking on County Clerk Dan English's Web site here (and then on "cumulative results"), and North Idahoans can follow races throughout the state by going to the Secretary of State's Web site here.

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Peanut Gallery (Phil Corless)

Dave, I lived in Boise for thirteen years.... Gang violence in Caldwell was a regular highlight of the news from 1990 until we came to our senses and returned to North Idaho last year. The violence even spilled over into Nampa, Meridian and Boise.... My...

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Best of the Northwest

Here's what Matt Drudge reported at 5:12 ET: Exit poll mania spread through media and campaign circles Tuesday evening after exit data from big media sources claimed Kerry competitive in key states.... FL Kerry +1 PA Kerry+2-4 OH Kerry+1 WI Kerry+4 MI Kerry+2 NH Kerry...

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Huckleberries Online

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.