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More on same-sex marriage amendment

February 25, 2004
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Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post has a nice roundup of reporting/opinion. I met Froomkin once while interviewing for a job on the Post’s web site (note to boss: this was before you hired me) … very funny guy who remembered me because he had sent me an e-mail asking me to include his...

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More on the dangers of SUVs

February 25, 2004
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People need to know this, even news people, so I’m going to harp on it. Somebody writes in to Sheila Lennon explaining why he prefers a truck to a car: Did the people who make these reports ever think that some of us buy large trucks and vans because they are safer? The big...

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Here we go

February 24, 2004
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Apparently the notion of marriage between people with out-of-the-mainstream sexual proclivities poses a grave threat to our Constitution, which must therefore be amended to protect us from these evil corroders of all that is good, just and right. Must be, because President Bush says so. I can almost hear the gears of the right-wing...

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Homelessness revisited

February 2, 2004
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A few months back I posted links to the San Francisco Chronicle’s series on homelessness. This morning somebody posted a rambling-but-moving reply to that post in the comments area. Excerpts: I had been searching for my old very good friend for almost 30 years. …. In my mind I could picture my friend married...

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Look, lies are lies

February 1, 2004
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… and we shouldn’t be publishing them. OK, so I am steamed that I looked away from my TV screen just long enough to miss the Janet Jackson Boob Incident, but my indignation gets even worse when I read the transparent lies of Justin Timberlake, whose official statement calls it a wardrobe malfunction. Janet,...

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Story idea of the day

January 29, 2004
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A filmmaker went on an all-McDonald’s diet and it made him sick as a dog. Within a few days of beginning his drive-through diet, Spurlock, 33, was vomiting out the window of his car, and doctors who examined him were shocked at how rapidly Spurlock’s entire body deteriorated. “It was really crazy – my...

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Whatever you do …

January 23, 2004
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… don’t click on this link. It might be catching.

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For all you campaign junkies

January 20, 2004
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The pundits over at Daily Kos have all sorts of interesting stuff to say about where the Democratic primary goes next. Click ‘n’ read the whole thing — lots of juicy tidbits.

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Get ready for Dubya II

January 20, 2004
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If Iowans are correct that Kerry’s the most electable Demorcrat, better get ready for the Republicans winning every state come November. Sorry, but that hair will not be in the White House except as a tourist. The bloggers who were all ready to take credit for Dean got a little wake-up call. Maybe technology...

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Shearer shears ‘em

January 18, 2004
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Harry Shearer on the entertainer-pundits: (from LA City Beat) Have you picked on Bush more than you did Clinton? No. The guys who have the guns are always the target. That’s sort of the rule. Everyone else is just running around talking. They are the ones who are actually doing something, changing people’s lives...

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