Monthly Archives: October 2005

Don’t Forward Word Documents

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October 31, 2005
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Heh.

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“Crush”

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October 31, 2005
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This is such sweet music: Republicans said that any attempt to deny Alito a yes-or-no vote would return the Senate to the brink of a showdown that was avoided last spring only when seven lawmakers from each party brokered a compromise. This time, they said they would crush Democratic opposition. You hear that, Barbara...

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Bonus Quote of the Day

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October 31, 2005
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Gang-of-14 member Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH): “I can’t believe anyone would believe this is a nominee that could be filibustered or that it would rise to the level of ‘extraordinary circumstances. If someone would filibuster, though, I would be prepared to vote to change the rules.” DeWine is the second Gang-of-14 member to pledge...

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Caption Contests

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October 31, 2005
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How would you headline this photo? Okay. How about this one? Last, but certainly not least, how about this one?

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Self-Parody Headline of the Day

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October 31, 2005
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From Pravda-USA Today: “Libby at center of case; reporters in middle.”

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Less Than Irrelevant

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October 31, 2005
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The DNC.

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Alito – “First Class”

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October 31, 2005
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So says Fidelis President Joseph Cella. Dr. James Dobson is “extremely pleased.” The MediaCrats? Um, they’re gloomy & depressed.

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Open Thread

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October 31, 2005
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Gasoline Prices and Public Opinion

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October 31, 2005
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[Data collected from the Energy Information Administration] Unleaded gasoline was selling for an average 60.5 cents a gallon in January 1976 (the earliest month with records for average unleaded prices). In November 1976, when Jimmy Carter defeated President Ford, the average for Unleaded was down to 60.2 cents. In 1980, when Ronald Reagan defeated...

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The Chairman

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October 31, 2005
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Here is an excellent profile of Arlen Specter, now the longest serving Senator in Pennsylvania history, who will once again be in the spotlight as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to consider the nomination of Samuel Alito, Jr. Specter is not only one of the most enduring political figures in Pennsylvania history, but in...

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Quote of the Day

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October 31, 2005
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Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), on Judge Samuel Alito: “I’ve known Judge Alito through the better part of two decades. He sits on the Court Of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which includes my state of Pennsylvania. He brings to this nomination a very distinguished record: was in the Solicitor General’s Office, was U.S. Attorney...

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A Catholic Court?

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October 31, 2005
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If Alito is confirmed, we will have five Catholics on the Court, an unprecedented occurrence. Moreover, those Catholics – Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy – will comprise the five-vote conservative block in most 5-4 decisions. Not that there’s anything wrong with this, just like there isn’t anything wrong with having eight men on...

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Meltdown Alert

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October 31, 2005
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Regarding Sam Alito: Here’s Nancy Pelosi. And Howard Dean. Here’s the Brady Campaign. And NARAL. Ah, yes, I see the prospect of Justice “Scalito” is having its expected impact. Good. And what about John Roberts? Well, I suspect Chief Justice John Roberts is quite pleased at the prospect of his former colleague in Ronald...

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2006 Michigan Senate Race

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October 31, 2005
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In what may be a sign that the the winter of our discontent may be over, the Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard has announced that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow for re-election next year. While many Republicans in the state have endorsed Keith Butler, there is no doubt that Bouchard is...

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2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race

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October 31, 2005
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Red State has an excellent article on how the selection of Judge Alito will affect the Pennsylvania Senate race. Judge Alito was the lone dissenter in the case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which will basically be the crux of the nomination hearings. After all, everyone knows that the banter about civil rights and...

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