Blogging in the Garden State this week,
Roberto knocked my socks off with his headline: NEWSFLASH: The Star-Ledger is Against a Tax Increase.
I thought I was having flu-related hallucinations. But wait, Roberto clarifies,
Though they’re not really complaining about taxing NJ residents, they just think the timing is bad, “This isn’t about arithmetic, this is about image and political reality”. So it seems like the Star-Ledger editorial pages is only against tax increases when they threaten the political future of democrats in Trenton.
Patrick‘s not happy about it.
Thomas Friedman describes Iraqi voters walking around the body of a suicide bomber “who managed to blow up only himself outside a Baghdad polling station”.
Iraqi voters walked around his body, spitting on it as they went by.
That’s how the Afghans treated the dead Taliban. Hate doesn’t begin to describe it.
The Iraqi equivalent of the Taliban are the Insurgents – and the Iraqi people despise them. This election was a vote against the kind of terrorism that political Islam represents.
Sistani is not THE voice of the Iraqi people. The Iraqis are their own voice, and they said a very clear ‘no’ to tyranny and Talibanesque political Islam
Jack realizes the Iraqis are Voting, and voting with their feet.
Jeff Jarvis writes that Eason Jordan makes the big time – and – The gates fall. Jane suggests No more “-gates” to dub scandals. Sluggo sees similarities to cheerleaders, though.
The Barista have Valentine’s Day Classifieds. (Locally, you can have the Tritones or the singing doctors — story not on line — deliver singing telegrams). In more musical news, Bill Power‘s friends from Stretch Arm Strong got signed up with a major record label.
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UpdateTim took me up on my offer, and one of his posts, where an insomniac suggested a new library had me hoping the “suggestion” doesn’t cost his town $18,000,000, like our public library.