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If you can read this

then you are much too close.

You cheated to find out who Madeline Albright was…

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Happy Halloween

Our village holds trick or treating from 1 pm until 5 pm on the Sunday before Halloween, or on Halloween if it falls on Sunday, like today. Our little Mickey Mouse went the rounds for an hour with his father, had a piece of candy when he got home, watched a little TV and was out like a light. He’s almost four and really needed a nap. Not too many visitors today. Lots of ghouls, a tiny giraffe (15 months old), several Spidermen, various Disney Princesses and a Care Bear. I was glad to see that most the trick or treaters had at least one adult with them. Leftover candy, but all in all a nice Halloween.

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"Jumping to Conclusions" On Beltway Boys

I was watching Beltway Boys earlier and Mort and Fred were discussing Kerry and Bush’s accusing each other of “jumping to conclusions”. The comment made in answer to this was (paraphrased):

Bush may have “jumped to conclusions” regarding WMD’s, but it was based on CIA and other intelligence reports and was conventional wisdom. Kerry jumped to conclusions based on a front page story in the NY Times.

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Good Reading

Anything by Edward Rutherfurd. Sarum, London, Russka, The Forest, The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Saga.

All these books take you on a grand journey through the history of a specific area. You see the area through the eyes of several families through the centuries.

Sorry, that’s a lot of “through”s. Edward Rutherfurd is an excellent writer who helps you “live the history”.

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World Series or White House

When John Kerry was asked whether he’d choose a World Series win for the Boston Red Sox or a move to the White House, he chose the White House.

Now that the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series, does that mean he won’t get the White House?

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We need a clear victory

The one thing we need on November 2nd is a clear victory. We need a victory that is more than the polls’ margin of error. A victory that is clearly more than the Dem’s “spoiler” vote. You do notice don’t you that according to the Dem’s a vote for Nader is a vote lost for them, not for the Republicans.

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I should believe him?

Why does John Kerry think that I should believe him?

I can list the reasons I shouldn’t: The “magic hat”, Christmas in Cambodia, the signing of the 1st Gulf War agreement, meeting with the UN Security committee, the 16 point buck, the Boston Marathon, I could go on and on….

So why should I believe that he has a better plan? That he could do a better job in the White House?

Update: Forgot that Red Sox game.

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