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By Lee Russ, Section News
Posted on Fri Dec 01, 2006 at 03:27:19 PM EST

After a week of woe, we are finally back online.  It will take some time to catch up with delayed posts, etc., but hey....first I have to live through the first December thunderstorm I've seen in years, and the first tornado warning for southern Vermont in at least two years.

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The Borat-Michael Moore comparison (yeah, Jonah Goldberg again)


Rants

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:34:26 PM EST

Jonah Goldberg certainly makes one wonder exactly what the media criteria are for a columnist, doesn't he?  Not only does he seem to misunderstand the mechanics of elections and voting, but now he thinks Borat is a lot like Michael Moore.  Or, more precisely, that Michael Moore "rose to fame catching people off guard and pulling similar stunts" to those pulled by Borat.

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This just in: Bishop urges fasting to prevent food poisoning


News

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:13:30 PM EST

Not really.  But he is urging the sexual behavior counterpart of that brilliant policy.

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Ignore that sucking sound & return to your job (if you still have one)


Rants

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 05:07:14 PM EST

No matter how hard the U.S. government tries to pretend that decent jobs are not being sucked out of the country daily, and no matter how hard the mainstream media tries to ignore the fact that the government is pretending, the proverbial "sucking sound" continues unabated.

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Milton Friedman: a "great man" or a "great mistake?"


Republicons

By Lee Russ, Section OpEd
Posted on Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 05:36:21 PM EST

The death of Milton Freidman, economic advisor to Reagan and widely considered to be the moving force behind America's current devotion to "free markets," has led many an observer to issue glowing eulogies.  Lawrence Summers, of all people has decided that Friedman's efforts marked him "as a great man."

A "great man?"

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Quote of the day:


News

By Lee Russ, Section News
Posted on Wed Nov 22, 2006 at 04:38:58 PM EST

The Republican tent shrank until there was no room for me.
Montana State Senator Sam Kitzenberg, who last week switched from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party, giving control of the Montana Senate to the Dems.

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Ebb tide for real estate prices means "what hot economy?"


News

By Lee Russ, Section Ranting
Posted on Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 03:45:37 PM EST

Remember that "hot economy/"  Remember all those credit accounts funded by equity in the home?  Remember today's story from USA Today?

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Sliding down the education ladder in that "hot economy"


News

By Lee Russ, Section Ranting
Posted on Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 03:21:20 PM EST

Get the feeling that your future prospects are starting to dim?  Considerably?

Say. you just might be a minority in one sense, or, if you believe me, a part of a coming majority.

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