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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 27, 2010


    Paul Briggs does an outstanding imitation of how the Obama Administration handled the Shirley Sherrod video nontroversy.

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    The Moon Landing: 41 years later, still better than a punch in the face

    When Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon in 1969, I did not care. I was two, mind you. But 41 years ago, it was a really, really big deal. Bigger than iPad or Lady Gaga even, if you can imagine that.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 20, 2010


    Life: Sometimes you’re the penguin, sometimes you’re the whale.


    Unemployment Extensions: After Obama put on the pressure, it looks like Unemployment insurance will be extended for the next three months – right up until a couple of weeks before the election.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 19, 2010

    Breaking news

    Breaking News, American Style. Via Prosebeforehos.


    Gulf Oil Disaster: The cap remains on British Petroleum’s oil geyser, but an apparent leak and “undetermined anomalies” mean the happy ending is still a long way off.

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    British Petroleum Lobbied for Lockerbie Bomber release - oil for terrorists

    One must wonder if Republicans will be standing up for British Petroleum and their profits after this latest headline: “BP lobbied U.K. ahead of Lockerbie bomber release.”

    LONDON — BP confirmed Thursday that it had lobbied the British government over a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya in late 2007 before the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

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    I Am Israel, Hear Me Kvetch!

    Call me Israel. I am not a large man; I survive by wit and grit. I am a good man, and I fear no one.

    Do not judge me. My childhood was a nightmare grimmer than you, who grew up in comfort and security, could ever imagine.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 14, 2010

    The arrival of heavily armed monsters barely caused a stir with most Americans (HT Dvorak).


    Small Banks Can Bite It: Seems the bailout of mega-banks has hurt smaller banks. But they can deal with it themselves.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 13, 2010

    Yes, they survived. See Boing Boing for more on a Holocaust Survivor, his daughter & Grand children dancing at concentration camps and memorials throughout Europe.

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    William K. Wolfrum is a great blogger, so laws should not apply to him

    My friends, it has come to my notice that I'm a fantastic blogger. Seriously, borderline brilliant. My blog posts have brought joy and comfort to hundreds and hundreds of people over the years. For many, I am the only joy they will have all day.

    Now, being this good is a burden. Namely because it gives me so many chances to commit crimes. And here's the thing - I should be able to commit these crimes. The only thing holding me back is the law. This must change.

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    William K. Wolfrum’s Morning – July 12, 2010

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    Spain celebrates it’s first World Cup triumph (AFP)

    World Cup

    Spain Takes First World Cup: In a game that featured two beautiful teams playing rough-and-tumble soccer, Andre Iniesta hit an overtime goal to give Spain it’s first World Cup title as it beat Netherlands 1-0, and concluded a successful World Cup in South Africa.

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    Sea Turtles: Crazed Death Machines That Should Be Burned Alive

    If a Sea Turtle could, it would murder you with its bare hands. And liberal environmentalists would like nothing more than to allow this ancient species to gain the power they’ve always slowly plotted.

    Sea Turtles are often portrayed as wise, harmless keepers of the deep. But such a description couldn’t be further from the truth. The fact is this – Sea Turtles are monstrous man-eaters that make Great White Sharks look like otters.


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