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30 January 2008


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Bush Delivers His Final State of the Union Address -- Monday night, George “LBJ” Bush spoke to Congress and the world in his final State of the Union address. It was a rehash of tired issues, as if somehow, the year was still 2004. He betrayed no understanding of the economic difficulties of the US, he seems to think victory in Iraq-Nam is days away, and that New Orleans has risen from the dead. Mercifully, there are “just” 356 more days of the Bush administration.

Florida Puts McCain up, Rudy and Edwards Out -- The Florida primary yesterday clarified a number of things in both parties. In the Republican race, John McCain’s 5 percent victory margin over Mitt Romney has the press touting him as front-runner. Meanwhile, Rudy Giuliani’s distant third at 15% has finished him off. Reports are he’s quitting today and throwing his weight behind Senator McCain. On the Democratic side, no delegates were awarded to Hillary Clinton despite winning 50% of the vote. Senator Obama’s third of the vote seems to have convinced John Edwards that there is no room in the campaign for him; media reports are that he’s quitting, too.

Canada Doubts Afghanistan Mission -- Canada’s blue-ribbon panel of wisemen known as the Manley Commission handed its report to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and it now seems that most of Canada’s political elite is having second doubts about the Dominion’s role in Afghanistan. The government has accepted the recommendations, and now the fun begins. Just what is Canada doing in Afghanistan?

Writers’ Guild Gives Grammys a Waiver -- The political acumen of the Writers’ Guild of America is on display today, as it announced that its members would be allowed to write for the Grammy Awards show. It’s one thing to annoy management at every opportunity. It’s another to hurt one’s allies. Patric M. Verrone, president of the Writers Guild of America West, said, “Professional musicians face many of the same issues that we do concerning fair compensation for the use of their work in new media.” So, the show goes on with the writers.

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