Monthly Archives: October 2007

Disintegration

Whatever the real story is with 7- to 11-year-olds in the UK, reading this piece in the Guardian should reassure you that whatever the adults and the government do in response will surely make it worse. I don’t say that … Continue reading

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Beyond Gruesome

This news story reports on a 17-year-old Florida teen who raped and murdered a 99-year-old woman: Detectives said they believe Edith Mecalla, who was a mother of 11 and a grandmother of 50, was targeted by Moise O. Opont, 17, … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize for Gore

The sad news here is that the Norwegian gurus who hand this thing out made Gore the co-recipient with a faceless UN “panel.” Not since Bill Clinton told Gore he could use the Oval Office bathroom has he had to … Continue reading

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Not this guy again

You know, I do believe in forgiveness, but not for this long (first item) and not without repentance. Carter is like a pestering old aunt who spends all her time baking fruitcakes (with sincere apologies to all the pestering old … Continue reading

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Even novelists have to eat

But this Mexican writer was on the Jeffrey Dahmer diet: MEXICO CITY (AP) – An aspiring horror novelist was arrested after police discovered his girlfriend’s torso in his closet, a leg in the refrigerator and bones in a cereal box, … Continue reading

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Digging the Gipper

Literally: TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -The body of George Gipp, the Notre Dame football player who inspired the rallying cry “Win one for the Gipper,” was exhumed recently for DNA testing in his Upper Peninsula hometown. The test was sought … Continue reading

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Small point about a small candidate

It was just yesterday that I commented somewhere that as bad as Hillary Clinton is — and she is horrific — her two principal opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination are, as impossible as it seems, even worse. Those two … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Bill Clinton reveals that the cigar belonged to Clarence Thomas

Biting his lower lip, his voice choked hoarse with anger, Bill Clinton today snapped back at a reporter who made a joke about cigars. “And you people keep reporting lies about that cigar. You keep assuming it was my cigar, … Continue reading

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Question for Food Channel viewers

I don’t watch that much, but I check in on occasion. So here’s my question. Anyone get a little nervous about Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa?” I mean, I’m down with Emeril and Rachel Ray and Alton Brown and that … Continue reading

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“Here Is a Strange and Bitter Crop”

James Taranto on the lingering brutalities (first item) accompanying the publication of Clarence Thomas’s autobiography. Though Justice Thomas angered me a few years back with his failure to step up to the plate in a certain matter, he remains about … Continue reading

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A bad turn at New Paltz village hall

Village clerk Brittany Turner has handed in her resignation, effective later this month. I had heard that her work was good, but what I really appreciated was that the camera liked her. Her resignation will certainly mark a serious cut … Continue reading

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Vampire State salesman seeks fresh blood supply

This would be funny if it wasn’t so sad: He said the problems of upstate are generally understood in Albany but that the will to address issues may be lacking. He said Albany “needs a reality check when it ignores … Continue reading

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Not enough hours in a century

Indeed. I can hardly get around to a fraction of the crazy shit I read every week in the New Paltz Times. But when it comes to The New York Times, which I can barely pay attention to, there are … Continue reading

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