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Getting Home Is The Best Revenge

Two questions for the W/M subject, 30-35 yoa, driving a red Ford 2wd p/u, WI plates┬áREDACTED, conventional cab/no topper, further subject description slight build, brown hair & beard, light-colored jacket (poss. down), Who flipped me off for approximately one-eighth of … Continue reading

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Rangers On A Plane

My mother just filled me in on the latest doings of Alec Baldwin, hometown hero. I’m not all that interested in celebrity news— I prefer her True Crime stories– but there’s no getting around it, Massapequa produced quite a crew. … Continue reading

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Keeping Busy At Golden Gate, Plus A Language Rant

From the NPS Morning Report, July 29, 2010 Golden Gate National Recreation Area (CA) Rangers Intercede In Parking Lot Brawl On the evening of Sunday, July 19th, rangers on patrol at Stinson Beach heard a call on the Marin County … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care About

LeBron James Lindsay Lohan

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Professional Writer At Work, Professional Editor Asleep

Spotlight on author Morgan Bramlet Avis Thomas-Lester Washington Post, June 30, 2010 Morgan Bramlet, 48, of McLean, senior director of branding and video for the American College of Cardiology, is author of “Virtual Death: A Cyber Thriller.” I admire anyone … Continue reading

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Newsday Could Care Less

My ancestral hometown paper is on a roll! In today’s sports section: Needless to say, the text of the story shows what they meant was, “could not care less.”

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Ya Think?

Hard-hitting journalism from Newsday today: Body found on Long Beach shore may be missing swimmer Or it might be something else.

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Somebody Fixes A Times Article

Reading the Times before I went to bed last night, I shook my head upon seeing America’s Newspaper of Record making an increasingly common error, for the second time this year: There was a grim inevitability to the questions that … Continue reading

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Et Tu, WAPO?

One would expect a reporter for the Washington Post to understand the meaning of the words she writes. One would expect the editors of the Washington Post to correct usage errors before they reach print. One would be wrong. Rice: … Continue reading

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Oh, Mr. Editor?

The Grauniad can’t quite make up its mind about orbital debris: Warning of catastrophe from mass of ‘space junk’ The Guardian, Feb. 24, 2008: To date, only one person has been injured by space debris, however: an Oklahoma woman who … Continue reading

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Why Newspapers Lose Money

The entire text of an article from yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel: Freight train kills man on tracks A man was struck and killed by a train Wednesday night in the Lake Alfred area, Polk County deputy sheriffs said. The occurred about … Continue reading

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Refute? Dispute? All The Same To The Times

To “refute,” according to the Merriam-Webster Third International, is to “to overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof; prove to be false or erroneous.” In other words, to refute is to disprove, not merely to gainsay. Nonetheless, it has become more … Continue reading

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