Thursday, October 26, 2006

Local dog chases local cat over local fence

For those of you out there who think journalism hasn't been the same since the Dacron Republican-Democrat bought out the Frostbite Falls Gazette, this just in from America's Newspapers (in case you can't read the tale at left under the banner, here it is):

Paul Ficara, 37, of Lebanon wanted to know Wednesday why President Bush would "sacrifice American soldiers for the sake of saying we didn't quit."

"It's better to take 'defeat,' if that's what the president calls it, and safe lives than it is to stay (in Iraq)," Ficara said.

Ficara reacted to Bush's speech Wednesday in which he described a fixed timetable for withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq as a defeat.

Inside: Snakes, spiders on ceiling!


Blogger Strayhorn said...

My favorite Jay Ward moment - only excelled by the story (in agate, no less) further down the page from the "Local Dog" story: "Millions Die in China Flood."

We still need to get around to publishing our formulation for the placement of foreign disaster stories - I remember we got as far as "C - D = P" (Casualties minus Distance equals Placement) but we never figured out the effect of other factors, like whether they spoke English or were, er, white.

8:31 AM, October 27, 2006  
Blogger fev said...

I know it's one of those things like trying to invent sonar and coming up with nylon instead, but for some reason, once we put the square root of 2 into the thing, it predicted a couple of plays to within a quarter inch.

Darn if I can remember which side of the equation it went on, tho.

12:35 PM, October 27, 2006  

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