Monthly Archives: November 2006

The Dignity And Wisdom Of The Bench

All rise! Judicial commission admonishes Orange County judge San Francisco Chronicle, November 30, 2006: An Orange County judge with a history of private disciplinary action was publicly reprimanded by the state’s judicial misconduct agency Wednesday for sarcastically telling a defendant … Continue reading

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Being A Guy Means It’s Always On Your Mind

Even when you’re watching cartoons.* (Yeah, even guys who date back to the Truman administration. Don’t start with me, punk.) So it’s not surprising that some dude has gone and rated the hotness quotient of Disney heroines: The Top 10 … Continue reading

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Mary Went For A Walk Today And Sniffed Things

“Big deal,” you say? “That’s what dogs do,” right? Well, it is kind of a big deal, because usually the little brain-damage pup ignores her surroundings when she goes for a walk. As soon as one of us snaps the … Continue reading

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Story With A Happy Ending

Always like to start the day with a warm and fuzzy story along with the orange juice: Coon Rapids burglar picks wrong house St. Paul Pioneer-Press, November 29, 2006: With its always-drawn curtains, boarded-up back windows and no cars in … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To Your National Parks: Concealed Heat

Swell:WCYB-TV Bristol TN, November 24, 2006: One of Senator George Allen’s final efforts before leaving office in January is an attempt to lift the ban on carrying concealed guns into national parks. Allen, who lost to Democrat Jim Webb in … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Weapons In National Parks

It’s not like visitors aren’t already packing something. I always shake my head when I hear people asking why rangers have to carry guns. This haul was confiscated from visitors at the Kendall Ledges area of Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation … Continue reading

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Tell Me This Isn’t True

In a different article on the ongoing search for the two boys on the Red Lake reservation: Among the searchers Thursday were Al Downwind and his children Danielle, 11, Alvin, 13, and Brandon, 7. “We felt the need to help,” … Continue reading

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Message To Vladimir Putin

AP, November 24, 2006- Full text of the statement dictated by Alexander Litvinenko before he died and released by his friends on Friday: I would like to thank many people. My doctors, nurses and hospital staff who are doing all … Continue reading

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Laugh? Cry? Crawl In A Hole?

“Can I say hello to your dog?” How many times have I heard that? And how many times have I answered, “Certainly! He’s very friendly,” and then added, “But I have to warn you he can be a little sloppy.” … Continue reading

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Before Setting Forth On The Firth

Better read this firtht: Further wire snaps hit Forth Bridge The Courier, November 18 ,2006 THREE MORE wires holding up the Forth Road Bridge have snapped in the past few months, the Forth Estuary Transport Authority confirmed yesterday. Despite the … Continue reading

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Oh, Hell- Guess We’re Going To War

…with Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea all at once, no less: On the sidelines of the summit, Bush was drawing on his powers of personal diplomacy in one-on-one meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Hu Jintao, Japan’s Shinzo Abe … Continue reading

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With A Straight Face, No Doubt:

Lawyer argues sex with dead deer not crime I am not making this up- it happened right here in Upper Cheeseland: Duluth News-Tribune, Nov. 16, 2006: Prosecution of a Douglas County case involving alleged sexual contact with a dead deer … Continue reading

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