From the daily archives: Monday, November 27, 2006

In what might be the most bizarre battle in the “War on Christmas” (just wait, Bill-O and Gibson will be right on top of the “story” again), a Colorado homeowner is now in a fight with her homeowners association over a wreath… in the shape of a peace symbol.

A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.

Some residents who have complained have children […]

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Quinnipiac University conducted a “thermometer poll” of prominent politicians, and while Kerry was rightfully panned in the results (39.6 – last out of 20, and below President Bush!), their copy about Kerry was dreadful:

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee who was roundly criticized before the election for suggesting that students who don’t study could end up stuck in Iraq, came in last at 39.6.

Sigh. (He didn’t suggest that students who don’t study could end up stuck in Iraq. Well, I guess he did if you ignore the context of the statement.)

However, what really struck […]

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Why the Democrats will win in 2008

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Because people like Mitt Romney are already dead-in-the-water when it comes to winning the Republican primary.

I’ll have much more on Mitt Romney’s liberal record on social issues as the primary heats up. Mitt thinks that he can just erase his Massachusetts-liberal record, but we can’t let him get away with it.

“Christianists” ($1 to Andrew Sullivan) like Matthew Naugle exert an undue amount of influence on the primary process. When Mitt Romney is “too liberal” (like Voinovich) for the base, the candidate that they’ll end up putting forth in the general election will be far too conservative for […]

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Kilroy/Pryce Race Requires Recount

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CNN just announced the numbers for the?Kilroy/Pryce race in Ohio’s 15th.

Pryce is still ahead- but only by 1,055 votes (down from the 3,536 votes in unofficial election-night totals).?? The margin is so slim that it WILL REQUIRE A RECOUNT.


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What Would Jesus Drive?

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Wired talks about Chevy’s “roll-your-own” ad campaign.

Chevy had already enlisted Internet users for its 2005 introduction of the HHR, a retro-style SUV along the lines of Chrysler’s PT Cruiser. After almost 1,300 people submitted photos and videos promoting the new vehicle, Chevy decided it was time to try this stuff where it really mattered ? on the Tahoe, whose astronomical profit margin (about $10,000 per vehicle according to one estimate) makes it critical to the success of Chevrolet and its parent, GM. The Tahoe had just gotten its first makeover in years ? serious styling, luxury seats […]

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