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MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2004

Mon., Nov. 22, 2004, 5:35 p.m.

Iraq: Good News Division

For those of us who believe the Big American Media wing of al-Jazeera isn't providing the whole story about Iraq, the latest "Good News from Iraq" by Chrenkoff is always a treat here.

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Mon., Nov. 22, 2004, 1:10 p.m.

Cuh-razy Lib-Lefties

John Little of Blogs of War points out some of the cuh-razy reaction by readers to the plane crash that claimed Bush Sr.'s crew today here.

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Mon., Nov. 22, 2004, 11:22 a.m.

Best of the Northwest

I was such a fool. For once, I tried to be open-minded about plans by The Duane to build a botanical garden in downtown Coeur d'Alene. After all, I figured, closing two blocks of Sherman Avenue for a botanical garden seemed like a good trade...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2004

Fri., Nov. 19, 2004, 4:02 p.m.

Final Word

Cutting out early today, folks. Gotta get a head start on celebrating my double-nickle birthday: Big 5-5. Tomorrow. Nah, I won't be hitting the bars. Never have. But I'll be enjoying myself with my wife and extended family. 'Tis nice to have family around. I...

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Fri., Nov. 19, 2004, 3:56 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens)

Darn ! Dan English is so logical. No wonder he keeps getting elected (including my little Republican vote). But if our elected officials have already decided to have an advisory vote for the library, open space, and public safety why not just add the Sherman...

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Fri., Nov. 19, 2004, 2:39 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Republic or Democracy?)

Do we live in a democracy or a republic and what does that have to do with Sherman Avenue? Outside of the county elections office is a sign that reads in part, "Gatekeepers of Democracy." Sometimes we get complaints that "Hey, don't you know America...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2004

Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 6:07 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin Time

*Arlen Specter wins colleagues' support: GOP judiciary panel members unanimously back chairmanship/WorldNetDaily: I'm told by my sources in D.C. that this cat now has a bell on his tail. And he'll behave. We'll see. We'll see.*Veterans blast Pentagon for ACLU deal: Defense department denies Boy...

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 5:23 p.m.

Craig answers Hot Potatoes criticism

Earlier this p.m., I criticized U.S. Larry Craig for supporting liberal colleague Arlen Specter's push to chair the Judiciary Committee here. I just got this comment from his office.“Senator Specter gave his word to President Bush and has publicly committed to move the President’s judicial...

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 2:39 p.m.

Craig backs liberal Specter for Judiciary post

The Repubs on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which includes Idaho's Larry Craig (pictured), told all the religious conservatives to go back to the back of the bus now that the R's have gotten their vote again. Translation: All 9 of these guys support liberal Sen....

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 1:28 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens IV)

DaveO, I think the Mayor and four of the six council members will want to avoid placing an advisory on the February ballot fearing the anti-BigD electorate will be successful and also torpedo the proposed library and emergency service levies. Like many others have said,...

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 12:06 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Hagadone Gardens II)

I thought Big D said if people didn't want his beautiful flowers he would take the plans off the table. So why does he object to a public vote? If it's such a great idea, let the people examine it and then make an informed...

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 11:02 a.m.

Best of the Northwest

And the winner is ... Rossi ... by 261 votes out of 2.8 million cast in Washington state. Mebbe. There'll be a recount here. And The Seattle Times notes that suburbs that haven't gone Republican in two decades helped put Dino over the top here....

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Thu., Nov. 18, 2004, 10:07 a.m.

Thursday Quick Fix 6 (11/18/04)

I've been doing some thinking about what a new Internet friend said re: this blog: "The endless smack toward non-Bush voters is getting kind of old, don't you think?" He could be right. Since this blog began in mid-February, the prez race was front and...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 2004

Wed., Nov. 17, 2004, 5:11 p.m.

Headlines @ Closin' Time

*NBC cameraman an anti-war activist: Man who took video of Marine shooting enemy in Fallujah has photos featured on peacenik site/WorldNetDaily: Speaking of aiding and abetting the enemy.*Cardinal whacks press for stirring dissension: Decries attack on Catholic bishops who spoke out about politicians, Communion/Associated Press:...

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Wed., Nov. 17, 2004, 4:57 p.m.

Presidential pardon

The election may be over, but, for Jay D. Dyson of Sacred Cow Burgers the fun lingers on. Here, he spoofs the annual pardon granted by the prez to the biggest turkey his aides could find.

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Wed., Nov. 17, 2004, 12:01 p.m.

Peanut Gallery (Mosque shooting)

I was watching your news program yesterday about the soldier that fired on the "unarmed" man here, and all I can say is shame on you! Shame on every news cast that follows our soldiers around who are dealing with life and death circumstances. It...

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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.