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TUESDAY, OCT. 19, 2004

Best of the Northwest

I've gone national -- at least National Review. My first effort at analyzing the Washington prez race has been blogged by the National Review this morning. Bloggers throughout the nation are providing Bill Buckley's (pictured) mag with up-to-the-minute insight into the prez race in battleground...

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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2004

Parting Shot

I've been contacted by National Review, William F. Buckley's mag, to provide bloggable material for the eastern Washington races, particularly how Dubya's doing. I'll let you know where to look once I see them publishing my bloggerel. I'll begin tomorrow morning after I prepare the...

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Peanut Gallery (11 pieces of legislation)

re: factcheck.org documentation that John Kerry has produced only 11 pieces of legislation during his time in the U.S. Senate.DaveO,Why is it that a Congressperson or Legislator must be judged on the volume of legislation they author? Wouldn't you agree that in many cases, both...

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Peanut Gallery (Duke Nukem)

re: Hot Potatoes'd like to know when he's (House Speaker Bruce Newcomb) going to appoint North Idahoans to chairmanships, when he's going to replace anti-everything Dolores Crow as chairwoman of the House Rev & Tax Committee, and when he's going to ensure that all House...

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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...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2004

Parting Shot

I asked Kootenai County Clerk Dan English about Doug Burr's idea of voting for the late Ron Rankin as a quixotic protest vote. Remember? Doug said he couldn't bring himself to vote absentee for Repub Katie Brodie, whom he sees as another Hagadone mouthpiece, so...

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Bush Haters Strike Again

Imagine if you will the uproar if the Republicans had superimposed John Kerry/Edwards head in the poster above. The Lefties would be scuh-reaming bloody murder and saying the Right was insensitive to handicapped people. A Demo state rep. from Tennessee allowed his staff to circulate...

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Edwards more outrageous than Kerry

James Taranto's Best of the Web offers this insight into John Edwards' ridiculous comment that people like Christopher Reeve will walk if Kerry/Edwards do their job right:Columnist Charles Krauthammer is outraged by John Edwards's comment earlier this week that "if we do the work that...

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Running Late

I'm just beginning to post, so the Quick Fix 6 should be ready in an hour. Until then, pleaz take time to answer the question just below. I'm curious what you think about the debates. While you wait, you can contemplate these bumpersnickers I saw...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2004

Parting Shot

If you believe, as I do, that John Kerry's mention of Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary, (left in photo) in the third debate was a cheap shot, you must read James Taranto's superb analysis of it on the Best of the Web here.

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Best of the Northwest

I've been slammed with the Endorsement Summit and trying to catch up. Therefore, I didn't read the Coeur d'Alene Press yesterday ... and missed its story play re: Ron Rankin's death. 1C? Secondary story? C'mon. If I didn't know something about Brand X Editor Mike...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 2004


Ron's funeral services

Just contacted English Funeral Home/CdA re: Ron Rankin's funeral services. Here's the scoop. The services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the LDS church on 4th, with burial to follow in the Forest Cemetery. Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at...

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Peanut Gallery (Ron Rankin, RIP)

(This e-mail from John Rook re: his friend Ron Rankin is very, very long and it's very, very worth reading.)Dave,I have nothing but fond memories of the 20 plus years I counted Ron Rankin as my friend. When the CDA power structure headed by the...

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Michelle Malkin pinch hits

Since I don't have the time -- or the dependable blog today -- I'll leave you with Michelle Malkin's blog comments. They're superb today. She talks of the 30 Chechen terrorists who have entered the U.S. through our vulnerable southern border, national Demo bigotry and...

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KVNI-AM invite

Don't look now, but KVNI talkmeister Dick Haugen is setting up a three-way election analysis interview with Demo Mike Kennedy and myself for Monday morning, Nov. 1. Stay tuned.

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Peanut Gallery (Rankin services)

Have you heard anything about funeral arrangements for Ron, S-R site seems to have some issues this morning. Thought your words, and those of Mike Kennedy, did a good job of describing who Ron was; not an easy task! Although sometimes over the top, Ron...

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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.