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Saturday, December 4, 2021

The Prez likes to fart

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Paul Bedard of U.S. News & World Report raised a few eyebrows this week when he went public about President George W. Bush’s fondness for…well…farts.  Yep. The President farts – a lot.

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Another ethnic slur

Republican Sen. Conrad Burns, whose re-election campaign is pressing for tighter immigration controls, referred to his house painter as “a nice little Guatemalan man” and suggested that worker as well as employees of a roofing company he hired might be in the country illegally.

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Bush campaigns for Allen

President Bush has no qualms about raising campaign cash for Sen. George Allen, despite the Republican’s widely assailed quip in which he called a rival campaign worker of Indian descent a “macaca.”

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Marines recall inactive reservists

The U.S. Marine Corps will start ordering what could be thousands of inactive service members to return to duty in the coming months to counter a steady decline in the number of such troops who volunteer, the service said on Tuesday.

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McCain: Bush misled Americans

Republican Sen. John McCain, a staunch defender of the Iraq war, on Tuesday faulted the Bush administration for misleading Americans into believing the conflict would be “some kind of day at the beach.”

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Finally, a list that matters

Lists fascinate Americans. Compiling them in fact has become an industry that generates untold amounts of revenue, builds life-saving circulation for magazines, provides after-dinner entertainment and causes heartburn for those who get left off them. From the best-dressed to the best-undressed, there seems to be no end to what gets measured.

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Dealing with the ‘new anti-semitism’

Where there’s a way, there’s a will. Given an opportunity to wield power, some knucklehead, somewhere, will use it. That’s why I worry about signs that so many folks lately — left and right — are playing into what’s called the “new anti-Semitism.”

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Return of a ghost ship

The sadly derelict N.S. Savannah, now an almost forgotten landmark in maritime history, is being rescued from the government’s Ghost Fleet and being turned over to a Virginia shipyard for restoration. Indeed, the pioneering ship is worth preserving.

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Another trashy teen fad?

Isn’t it part of a teenager’s job description to be stupid, I mean daring, or, er, rebellious? Far be it for me to criticize teenagers who flout mortality, experiment beyond the brink of realistic thinking and generally push boundaries to their breaking points. That’s what I did as a teen in the sacrilegious ’70s, and for the most part I treasure that carefree — some might say thought-free — period of my life.

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