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October 29, 2004

More Facts Contradict Kerry's Charges about Al Qaqaa

CNN is showing a Pentagon briefing with an Army officer who is describing how the explosives at Al Qaqaa were destroyed in June 2003 after having captured it in April 2003. I'll have more as the story breaks. - Captain Ed...
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October 27, 2004

Jane Roe, of Roe vs. Wade, Endorses Bush

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Norma McCorvey, the former plaintiff in the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion, has endorsed President Bush for re-election. McCorvey became a pro-life Christian in 1995 and renounced her role in the landmark Court decision. She now works full-time to get...
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Bush Defends Self While Kerry Escapes Judgement

Bush defends himself over the missing arsenal claim while criticizing Kerry: "A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not the person you want as the commander in chief," Bush told about 8,000 supporters at a rally on a day of campaigning that began in Pennsylvania...
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Bush on Religion and Heaven

In an interview with ABC News President Bush explains his view of religion and the path to heaven [hat tip: WorldMagBlog]. While the president often refers to God during public addresses to his supporters, Bush's religious convictions don't always seem to reflect those of the conservative Christians who make up...
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Everything They Said About Bush is True . . .

... they just haven't found the evidence yet. [New York Daily News via Michelle Malkin]....
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October 26, 2004

Weapons Arsenal Used to Target Bush

According to Drudge, "News of missing explosives in Iraq -- first reported in April 2003 -- was being resurrected for a 60 MINUTES election eve broadcast designed to knock the Bush administration into a crisis mode." The story of the missing weapons arsenal was reported on the front page of...
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It’s Too Close to Scrape (Toast-O-Meter)

The next to last Toast-O-Meter (political analysis) is now up (Click Here). Your first two bites: BUSH: Security, security, security. And: surety, surety, surety. KERRY: The clear strategy the last two weeks has been the pounce on any and all stories in the news that might underscore the theme of...
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October 24, 2004

Security Council members deny meeting Kerry

As I've considered this breaking story and commentaries from others it occurs to me that its benefit will not only be the obvious exposure of Kerry's bold dishonesty but also the placing of Kerry's campaign on the defensive during a critical time period. If this story gets enough attention, precious publicity will be lost as Kerry attempts to spin it.

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October 23, 2004

Which President? Which Worldview

The Dawn Treader gives insight into how to evaluate a political candidate. He suggests that the fundamental basis for picking an individual to lead this nation is his worldview. I concur and add that in addition to what a candidate says, his actions and record speak volumes about what he...
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October 22, 2004

Misrepresentations Continue to Drive Politics of Stem Cell Research

I came across this article on stem cell research via Beldar...
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Bush and Vatican Take Resolute Stands Against Human Cloning

Bush irks allies with call for human cloning ban WASHINGTON, October 21, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An open letter to John Kerry from over 35 of the brightest and most influential non-clergy Catholic leaders in the United States has been published in major newspapers across the country. The letter calls Kerry...
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Toast-O-Meter Rounds-Up, Summarizes Pre-Election Status

Poliblogger's Toast-O-Meter gives a solid pre-election analysis. Here are a few crumbs: Indeed, the strategy for Kerry all along seems to have been a resume-driven one (a la Bob Dole) rather than one based on a specific vision for the country. While I understand the basic issue, I am...
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Bush Continues to Lead in Arizona

The Arizona Republic reports that President Bush's lead over Sen. John Kerry has "dropped" to seven points. Survey USA, as reported by the Business Journal, gave Bush an eleven-point lead....
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Presidential Election Poll Tracker

More election news here and here....
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October 21, 2004

Kerry's Ongoing Faith-Based Contradiction

BlogsforBush's Matt Margolis notices a contradiction in John Kerry's statement, "I will bring my faith with me to the White House and it will guide me," when compared with Kerry's prior assertion,"I can't take what is an article of faith for me and legislate it for someone who doesn't share...
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Pro-Lifers Divided over Bush's Record and Claims of Abortion Increase

There is significant controversy regarding the pro-life record of President Bush. Recently, Rose, among others, suggested that Bush is not pro-life. Countering this are other pro-life blogs and organizations who have endorsed the president (see also Pro-Lifers Favor Bush)....
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Mrs. Laura Bush Shows Grace, Class

Responding to Theresa Heinz-Kerry's gaffe that Mrs. Bush never had a "real job" (despite working for 10 years as a school teacher), the First Lady showed grace and compassion. "Mrs. Bush knows that some days are more difficult than others when your husband is running for president," said her spokesman...
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Faith without Deeds in the Politics of Abortion

Lisa Fabrizio writes an excellent editorial about John Kerry's belief in faith and works....
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Abortion Survivors Tell Their Story

In the early 90s I heard two young ladies speak about their lives as abortion survivors. One was badly burned by the saline solution that was injected into her mother's womb but by God's grace she didn't die. Both had remarkable testimonies. Here is a site with stories from others...
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October 20, 2004

Inconclusive Study Links Coffee and Heart Disease

In my Coffee Cateogry I had envisioned commenting only on those news reports that support my daily coffee intake. Then this came across my screen: Reuters - Consuming moderate-to-high amounts of coffee is associated with increased levels of several inflammatory markers, a finding that could help explain previous reports linking...
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Fox Poll Favors Bush

Powerline's Hindrocket comments on the latest FoxNews poll that finds the president leading John Kerry by seven points. Bush is up by five according to the Washington Post tracking poll. ACE has more and Poliblogger headlines the Tie Persisteth. Frankly, these polls are getting a little "crazy". See the pollingreport...
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Sudan, Ethiopia Deny Persecution and Genocide

Contradicting the testimony of WHO surveillance and the review of 14 experts, the Islamic government of Sudan denied a recent U.N. report that said 70,000 people have died since March in Darfur refugee camps. A government minister insisted Saturday that the number couldn't be more than 7,000. [more]....
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Nobel Laureates Reject Kerry's Economic Plan in Support of Free Trade

From the Arizona Republic via Instapundit: Americans will spend the next two weeks trying to sort through the differences between President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry on many issues. But on the economic front, especially when it comes to taxes and economic growth, the president's policies...
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Silent No More Speaks About the Pain of Abortion

Women across our nation have found the real cost of abortion to be high and long-lasting. Dedicated to be silent no more, they have found their voice and are crying out to America through cutting edge media projects....
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October 19, 2004

Crossing Picket Lines by John Kerry

June 27 - "I don't cross picket lines," John Kerry said. "I never have." Indeed, Kerry has highlighted his support of first responders, such as police and firefighters, during his campaign. Oct. 19, 2004 - Kerry crosses two police picket lines. Here is more about what the nation's largest police...
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October 18, 2004

Imminent Excommunication for Kerry, Kennedy and Company?

If you claim "faith" and IF your church declares that you are "faithless" it is a big deal. While many media outlets report that John Kerry has been excommunicated Washington Dispatch editor, Shane Cory, says "not so fast." She interviewed Fr. Basil Cole, the letter's author. He revealed that he does not speak for the Vatican but unofficially provided his personal opinion (that Kerry is a heretic).

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Supply -Side Economics and the National Debt

Recently I posted two entries, here and here, on the looming national debt. ACE suggests it isn't that bad (actually, he quotes an article by Larry Kudlow published in the National Review Online). Is seems that this years $415 billion deficit came in about $100 billion less than the Office...
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Kerry Campaign Accepts Blood Money from Abortionists

Here are three doctors who have a hideous practice in common: Dr. Martin Haskell, based in Ohio and owner of three abortion clinics, pioneered the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure. [Haskell's manual is published here] Dr. George Tiller runs an abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas. He achieved notoriety for performing...
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Religion Matters in Politics - Bush vs Kerry

Decisions made by the President of the United States are based on what he believes to be right and wrong, which in turn flows from his religion (his beliefs about himself, the world and God). President Bush is comfortable speaking about his faith and his actions indicate that he is...
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Buchanan Endorces Bush

In a surprising move, Pat Buchanan has given President Bush his endorsement in the upcoming election. Here is my summary of his reasons: Suprememe Court: "With Kerry as president, William Rehnquist could be succeeded as chief justice by Hillary Clinton." Iraq: But a vote for Kerry is more than just...
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Iowa City Abortion Protest Draws 250

About 250 people lined Dubuque Street on Sunday from Jefferson Street to Park Road to protest abortion. It was the first such protest for Johnson County Right to Life, a group made up of local churches and families. [more]...
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Military, Police Support Bush

A new Annenberg survey reveals that active-duty military members and their families prefer George Bush over John Kerry despite the Kerry/Edwards accusations of back-door drafts and poor administration of military resources, by a 3-1 margin. [Captain Ed] In a Press Release, the largest police labor organization called on John Kerry...
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Usama Bin Laden's Fate?

An interesting report on the fate of Usama Bin Laden suggests that he is dead and the President's silence is because his "committment to killing terrorists supercedes his committment to his own re-election."...
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October 17, 2004

Light Posting on a Beautiful Weekend

No blogging today (National Blog Free Day)....
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October 15, 2004

Florida Right to Know Bill Struck Down

Abortion rights advocates hailed an appellate court ruling against a law that would have required doctors to tell pregnant women seeking abortion about its alternatives. The law, also known as the ''Women's Right to Know Act,'' also would have compelled doctors to give patients a state-produced flier on alternatives to...
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President Bush Refuses to Sign Pro-Abortion United Nations Statement

President Bush is getting heat from abortion advocates because his administration is refusing to sign on to a United Nations document that reaffirms support for a population control plan that vaguely endorses abortion. Though he is drawing criticism, only 85 nations around the world have signed onto a statement endorsing...
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Pro-Kerry or Anti-Bush?

Are you voting for Senator John Kerry because you like his stance on the issues or are you voting for John Kerry because you hate President George W. Bush? [more, hat tip: Jeff Quinton] Overwhelmingly I have found the answer this question to be latter....
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Powerline Sabotage Hits Milwaukee

A friend of mine alerted me to this interesting but bizarre story about a power line tower that was toupled after someone removed the anchoring bolts. The result was a blackout at the airport and rampant speculation about terrorism. Investigators have found a pair of gloves and a metal tool...
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October 14, 2004

National Debt Reaches Legal Limit

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government reached the $7.384 trillion legal limit on how much it can borrow, forcing the Bush administration to shuffle funds among accounts and prompting fresh Democratic criticism of the president's economic policies...
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Wrap-Up of the Third Presidential Debate (MSM, Conservatives and Liberals)

My wrap-up of the third presidential debate includes summaries and quotes from the mainstream media and conservative and liberal bloggers. Similar to the last debate, I see the pronouncement of the winner divided along party lines. Personally, I think that character revealing questions (faith and family) were a big factor...
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October 13, 2004

Round 3 Bush vs Kerry

I just returned from watching the debate with nearly 40,000 [update: 44,000] of my good Arizona friends at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix. The huge Republican crowd was quite responsive to the President and predictably negative toward his opponent. Needless to say I heard a good portion of the debate...
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Political Wandering from Iraq to Magic Cell Phones

This is what I found during my "walk-about" among a few noteworthy political blogs. First, there is the issue of whether or not Kerry originally was honorably discharged before he was later honorably discharged (by President Carter's executive order in 1977) [more]. Hmmm... this pattern does sound familiar. Here are...
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Giving a Voice to Third Party Candidates - Peroutka

Blogs for Peroutka ask, "How about a real debate?" From Joshua Claybourn, "A band of ten have joined forces to keep you updated about Michael Anthony Peroutka's presidential campaign, the Constitution Party's candidate for president. The blog will explore "the rampant corruption in the two mainstream parties and the growing...
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Motivating Stem Cell Research ... and the Election

In a remarkable response to Christopher Reeve's death, Vice Presidential Candidate John Edwards promised that the Kerry administration has a plan to cure paralysis through federally funded embryonic stem cells....
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Pro-Life Blogs Launches

One of the truly great aspects of being part of the Blogdom of God is the networking and publicity that excellent bloggers are getting. The weekly Christian Carnival is a must read and the League of Reformed Bloggers and Evangelical Aggregator are providing more opportunities for Christians bloggers to interact...
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October 12, 2004

Initial Thoughts on Saddam's Deception and the U.S. Led Invasion

There is a point that I've been mulling around in my mind and contemplating related to the war in Iraq. I would appreciate some peer review prior to pursing the ideas further. There is a principle in Deut. 19 that penalizes a false witness according to the nature of his...
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National Debt is an Unpopular Topic Among Candidates

JS Online:...
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October 11, 2004

John Kerry's Enigmatic Faith and Works

Albert Mohler, President of the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes about the Enigmatic Faith of John F. Kerry: When it comes to his religious convictions, John Kerry is a portrait in paradox.......
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Short-Term Missions and MTW

"It's not worth the money to send short term missionaries!" some say. "Send long-term missionaries or give it to indigenous church planters," others say. "Send only those who are fully trained and committed for the long haul." [more] Short-term missions - good or bad???...
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October 9, 2004

Fifteen Minute Sermons?

Purpose driven fifteen minute easily digestible seeker friendly grade school level sermons – a how not guide by Challies....
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Kerry's Criticism and Promises Ring Hollow

A statement I expected but did not hear during the debate: In four years President Bush has not found a cure for the common cold. I can do better. I have a plan. - John Kerry...
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Poltical Party Milestones

A few milestones from Kevin McCullough [hat tip: Lambertus Meyer]...
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Debate on Stem Cell Research

One of my disappointments in the debate was the answer each candidate, and particularly Bush, gave on the topic of embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). While there is no surprise over my stark disagreement with Kerry, I found Bush walking a political line, attempting to appear supportive (first president to...
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October 8, 2004

Second Debate Appears Divided Along Parisian Lines

Both Democrats and Republicans agree that tonight's debate was "useful". With a few exceptions, opinions about who won appear to be divided along party lines. On both sides of the aisle there are a few claiming overwhelming victory for their candidate.

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Debate 2 - Initial Thoughs

Bush won, not by much, but he won. During most of the debate, rather than answer questions, Kerry played the prosecutor using 20-20 hindsight and painted America in a desperate and negative light. He also made promise after promise that are inconsistent with his voting record but yet tailored for...
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Mount St. Helens Eruption Prediction Update

Scientists said the earthquakes and explosions at Mount St. Helens could lead to an eruption as powerful as the one in 1980, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.... Larry Mastin, of the U.S. Gological Survey said there's an outside chance that an eruption could send a plume of ash 15 miles...
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Christian Leaders Take a Stand for Morality in Election

Christian Leaders Take a Stand for Morality in Election; Focus on the Family's Dobson, Hodel Join National Call for Biblical Principles to Guide Voter Decisions

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Bin Laden in Iran?

Although it is hard to believe, here is the claim: Iran's cleric leaders are harboring Osama bin Laden, according to two Iranian intelligence officials cited in a new book. The sources say they have seen the al-Qaida terrorist leader alive and well, although he no longer resembles the picture on...
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Are You a Polarized Blogger?

The U.S. presidential campaign between George W. Bush and John Kerry has prompted a frenzy of gossip and conspiracy theories among Internet bloggers, hybrid online sites that blend news, gossip and opinion. ... "Blogs probably pretty accurately reflect the level of polarization and paranoia and frustration among everyday Americans that...
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Extensive Bribery by Saddam included UNSC Member Nations

With the publication of the Duefler Report, it is documented that Saddam Hussein did not have WMD at the time of the U.S. invasion. Opportunists who are quick to exploit the report against President Bush should consider the former positions of Bill Clinton and John Kerry....
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Bush, Clinton and Kerry on WMD - Were they all fooled?

AN unapologetic George W. Bush conceded yesterday that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, but insisted he was right to invade Iraq because it was "gaming the system" to end UN sanctions so it could develop a new terror arsenal. [more] Was Bush fooled? Did he have another...
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October 6, 2004

Today's Affirmation

From the Kerry prayer team: Negativity bounces off of me as I run with John Kerry and John Edwards....
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Playing Both Sides of the Global Test

In lastnight's debate, Cheney rightly criticized Kerry for promising to submit the U.S. to a global test prior to pre-emptive military action. In response, Edwards argued that Kerry qualified his statement. "He also said very clearly that he will never give any country veto power over the security of the...
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Weapons of Mass Destruction? Another Report by WND

Another possible WMD find? A trailer found by the U.S. in Northern Iraq last year likely was used by Saddam Hussein's regime as a mobile biological weapons laboratory, and not to fill hydrogen balloons as some in Britain and the U.S. have charged, a view supported by exclusive photos obtained...
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October 5, 2004

Cheney - Edwards Vice Presidential Debate

In my quick review of several bloggers and news organizations it appears that conservatives give the debate to Dick Cheney while liberals favor John Edwards. Both sides appear very confident in their respective assessments. Having a conservative orientation, my take is that Cheney displayed remarkable command, presence, self-control, and depth....
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Staggering National Debt Looms

"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave" (Proverbs 22:7) In the late 80s and early 90s I read several reports and a book about the looming national debt. One prognosticator said that 1995 was the year the debt would reach a crisis level. A...
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October 4, 2004

Kerry Attacks Bush on Embryonic Stem Cell Stand

"The hard truth is that when it comes to stem cell research, our president is stifling science for ideology and playing politics with people who need cures," Kerry said in remarks prepared for the meeting with voters [more]. After noting that cures are at our fingertips for Parkinson's and other...
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October 3, 2004

Who is the Pro-Life Candidate?

An interesting poll reveals that a substantial percentage of voters do not know the stances of President Bush and Sen. Kerry on the issues of abortion and stem cell research. Incredibly, voters were able to correctly identify the right stance with the right candidate only 51 percent of the time....
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Price of Gasoline - Bush's Fault?

One of the criticisms that has been leveled at Bush is that the price of gasoline has risen under his watch. In general, I don't think any president is able to manipulate the global economy the way his detractors (and supporters) often suggest. On this particular issue I found this...
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Post-Debate Question: Why Did Kerry vote for the War?

Debra Saunders concedes Kerry won on style but Bush won on substance (San Francisco Chronicle):...
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October 2, 2004

A Gmail Account Could be Yours

I have a few gmail invites left for anyone whose site links to me. Drop an email to blogicus at gmail dot com....
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Post Debate Thoughts - Bush is Steadfast - Kerry Caters

After the Presidential Debate, many news sources and some conservative bloggers tended to give Kerry the edge on the basis of his slick presentation. Bush’s style and effectiveness was lacking and he seemed to miss great opportunities to point out fundamental flaws and contradictions in his opponent's message. As I’ve...
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October 1, 2004

Mount St. Helens Erupts

Webcam feed here and local blogger here. [from Instapundit yesterday] Update: The FAA has been notified but it doesn't seem this will affect air travel since winds are fairly calm and aircraft fly well above the 1 mile high mark. Update2: At 40 miles away I didn't feel anything...
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First Debate Round-Up Favors Kerry

Here is a wrap-up of the Bush-Kerry debate from various sources (including a few liberals). My opinion is that Kerry won style and presentation while Bush won substance. Since perception is the key to marketing it would be hard not to give the debate to Kerry. However, the public may...
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