Political corruption: it’s in the attitude

The local political story is the continuing trial of former State Senator Vincent Fmo (D-Philadelphia) on theft and obstruction of justice charges. When you read about the daily testimony concerning Mr Fumo, you just shake your head: what could ever have possessed the man to do this stuff, and to think that he could get …

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Let them be rankled

In yet another attempt to piss off people, our “freethinking” friends are trying to impose their will on the inauguration: Activists sue to keep God out of inaugurationÂą By Sam Wood, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer When Barack Obama takes the oath of office a week from today, should God play a part in the proceedings? …

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Pirates of Somalia

Hollywood has often glamorized pirates as swashbucklers manning tall ships. The typical pirate operated from a rather small and agile craft and was often utterly heartless. The penalty for the crime was typically hanging and burial in the sand near the water’s edge at low tide so the ocean would take the carcass. Sometimes the …

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Class shows

I didn’t watch the entire thing, and didn’t see it early, but caught the last half of Brit Hume’s interview with both Presidents Bush yesterday afternoon on Fox News Sunday. Mr Hume asked George W Bush about President-elect Barack Obama and the transition, and despite Mr Obama’s harsh criticism of President Bush last week concerning …

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