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  • Sidwell Friends’s surprising Pearl Harbor Day menu (Japanese food for the Obamas)

    12/06/2011 2:55:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/6/11 | The Reliable Source
    A lunch that will live in infamy? That’s what at least one parent at elite Sidwell Friends (yes, Sasha and Malia’s school!) wondered upon seeing what the school cafeteria listed as its “Pearl Harbor Day” menu Wednesday: A heavily Japanese-inspired lineup, including teriyaki chicken and edamame (as well as more generically Asian delicacies like tofu, fried rice, fortune cookies and “oriental noodle salad”). A school rep told us this was just a fluke — not a meal intended to commemorate the 1941 Japanese attack on U.S. forces: The contractor that prepares school lunches randomly assigned an Asian menu to Dec....
  • Senate committee confirms Southwick to U.S. Court of Appeals

    08/02/2007 8:51:11 PM PDT · by Felix McFarley · 8 replies · 546+ views
    Sun Herald ^ | 8/2/07 | MARIA RECIO
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on a 10-9 vote approved former Mississippi State Judge Leslie Southwick to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. The dramatic cliff-hanger of a vote on Southwick came after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who had deferred to Mississippi senators on setting a vote on the controversial nomination, suddenly added the Mississippi nominee to today's schedule. Democrats, under pressure from interest groups, were largely opposed to Southwick because of some controversial opinions had had concurred with involving racial and gay issues. But Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., decided to vote for Southwick, joining...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • A Surprising Endorsement

    10/24/2004 2:15:13 PM PDT · by crushelits · 15 replies · 1,931+ views ^ | October 24, 2004 |
    A Surprising Endorsement Readers know just how little little I think of newspaper endorsements for a presidential candidate. But there’s one endorsement worth noting: The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader is endorsing President Bush.Those familiar with familiar with South Dakota politicsSouth Dakota politics know just how much of a Democrat front the Argus-Leader is. This surprising endorsement is perhaps a sign that the political winds in South Dakota are blowing so much to the right that the newspaper endorsed President Bush to avoid losing readers. That is, of course, bad news for Tom Daschle in his desperate fight for re-election.UPDATE: Another...
  • Sept. 11 commission chairman says findings will be surprising

    04/04/2004 9:29:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 488+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/4/04 | William C. Mann - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the commission looking into the Sept. 11 attacks said Sunday that some of its findings has surprised him and will surprise the public as well. Thomas H. Kean also said he expects the commission's final report to be published before the November elections, possibly as early as July, even though the White House must clear it for intelligence problems. The commission's deadline for submitting its report is July 26, extended from May 27 after complaints that the White House was delaying the turnover of necessary materials. Kean, a former Republican governor of New Jersey,...