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January 17, 2006

Charlie's Show Prep #26

Sorry, Charlie. I got so psyched on 24 Sunday night I passed on helping you out. Two more hours of television's second-best show (still trailing Battlestar Galactica) pushed me until the wee hours of this morning to find some great material for your show.

  • Two Congressmen briefed webloggers on progress in Iraq. They found Iraqis taking more responsiblity in their country's security. U.S. troops don't bother watching U.S. media. Flip at Suitably Flip wrote, "Rep. Chris Chocola (R-IN) noted that their perspective was shy of a sense of disgust, but definitely a 'sense of dismissal'." Both Rep. Chocola and Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) noticed civilian Iraqis helping coalition forces with tips on the enemy's location. With greater Iraqi security participation that's probably led to them feeling more comfortable helping the coalition.

  • AlGore went off on President Bush...again! Is it really news since he never has a kind word to say about his 2000 opponent? Still, AlGore went over-the-top in comparing NSA spying on terrorists and wiretapping of Martin Luther King, Jr., unless Gore thinks MLK was a terrorist. He continued on his paranoid thread by claiming we are at "the brink of a dangerous breach in the fabric of the Constitution."

  • The ACLU is suing the NSA. Bluto from The Jawa Report writes, "The arrogance of the ACLU/MSM lawsuit is breathtaking; that Americans should be put at risk because a few paranoid elitists believe without any evidence that some of their calls may have been monitored."

  • Milwaukee County's pension problem is a national concern. Completely isolated from market forces government workers' pensions have become more generous (at taxpayers' expense) while companies are moving away from them.

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Posted by Sean Hackbarth in Wisconsin at 03:30 AM | Comments (3)