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Entries by Diane Francis from 08/2008

Bottled Water: The Height of Stupidity

| Posted 08.05.2008 | Green

Bottled water is a joke, one of the biggest consumer and taxpayer ripoffs ever. I applaud California A.G. Jerry Brown who said recently that he will sue to block a proposed water-bottling operation in Northern California by Nestle.

Hillary's 2012 End Game: Part 2

| Posted 08.07.2008 | Politics

Hillary's silence is deafening. And it's, in some measure, the reason why Obama's lead has disappeared against McCain. Clearly, the Clintons are aiming for 2012.

Georgia on Your Mind? Europe Smarten Up

| Posted 08.14.2008 | Politics
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This is a geopolitical, shadowy situation that's all about oil. There are American fingerprints all over this situation. Upshot: Ruble tanked, Russi...

Female Gymnastics Is Always About Child Abuse

| Posted 08.15.2008 | Politics

The 16-year age rule is irrelevant. All females who eventually become world-class gymnasts have been exploited while they are children -- because, for them, developing Gold Medal skills is a race against puberty.

Does Obama speak "American"?

| Posted 08.21.2008 | Politics

Obama is going to lose this election because he does not speak American. He speaks English like Brits or Harvard professors. Their language is often p...

Democrats Flunk First Night

| Posted 08.26.2008 | Entertainment

Conventions are TV series, watched by people fleetingly, and must compete against better, more interesting programming.

Hillary's Homerun

| Posted 08.27.2008 | Politics

Once again, Hillary helped rescue another guy's political career: In this case, Barack Obama's, who badly needed her ringing, feminist, endorsement at the Democrat's gathering in Denver.

Biden Disappoints

| Posted 08.28.2008 | Politics

The anticipatory bounce that VP nominee Joe Biden's speech was supposed to deliver was that he knew Obama and McCain and was going to differentiate the two. Didn't happen.

Obama Goes from Defense to Offense

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

Obama went from professorial to pugnacious -- and from an exotic newby to an average American with the same values as voters.

McCain Will Crash and Burn Again with Palin

| Posted 08.29.2008 | Politics

Palin's peanut-sized political past disqualifies her a job as large, and serious, as Vice President. Is McCain simply swapping pantsuits because he believes women are dispensable and merely arm pieces?