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MONDAY, OCT. 18, 2004


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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Best of the Northwest (10/15/04)

Just talked to Alice Rankin, Ron's widow. She's doing as well as can be expected after losing the love of her life. She told me that Ron's heart was fine from the double bypass surgery. But he'd sprung a leak somewhere and bled to death...

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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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Flipflop's hometown has it right ...

Remember when all the D's were guffawing about Dubya's hometown paper endorsing Kerry? Well, turnabout is fair play. Share The Truth sends along a dyne-oh!-mite endorsement of Dubya from Flipflop's home paper, the Lowell Sun, 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 (Still voting for Ron)

During the last few elections, when the rhetoric starts getting really nasty and I get tired of it, I have voted by absentee ballot just to get it over with in my mind (so I can then ignore all the nonsense). I've never been an...

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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...

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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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Technical difficulties

Blog Central is experiencing technical difficulties. I'll try to blog this morning before going to Spokane for the great prez debate for endorsement purposes. But no promises. It might be much later today before I can blog again -- DFO

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TUESDAY, OCT. 12, 2004

Headlines @ Closing Time

*Intel report prompts senator to close office: 'I would not bring my two sons to the Capitol between now and the election'/AP: What? A Democrat who considers terrorism more than a "nuisance"?*U.S. steps up attacks before Ramadan: To prevent repeat of violence at start of...

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Confirmed

After fighting off the after effects of double bypass surgery, Ron Rankin, 75, of Kidd Island Bay died around 6 this morning at Kootenai Medical Center. Kerri Thoresen, Ron's daughter, called just now to confirm this sad fact. He leaves behind his wife of 55...

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Peanut Gallery (Dubya's "timber company')

How strange that Kerry's misspoken reference to Dubya's non-existent timber company is being blamed by the BAM Networks not on Kerry or his staff, but on an urban legend on the Internet, since corrected. This site was Kerry's staff's source, n'est'ce-pas? Is this revenge for...

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Best of the Northwest

I've recently stumbled upon the political art work of Noah Kroese/The Argonaut. And am duly impressed. Dunno about his political leanings. But he can doodle. It's nice to add another fine 'toonist to my Northwest stable (David Horse/P-I, Eric Devericks/Times and freelancer Milt Priggee). You...

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MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2004


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.