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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
  Reconsidering My Endorsements

Currently, this is an "I'm with Fred" site but, thanks to Little Green Footballs, via Hot Air and Huffington Post, Lesterblog meets the current political turmoil with new introspection:



 
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
  Repent No More

Supposedly, the club, Repent, in Athens will change hands after this week. Last night was my last weekly karaoke hosting event. I'll share what I posted in the MySpace bulletin:


Circumstances well beyond my influence have dictated that the Athens bar we know as Repent will change hands very soon. Tuesday 11 September turned out to be the last of my weekly karaoke there, for Saturday 15 September will supposedly be the venue's last night as the Repent incarnation.

I have enjoyed my karaoke hosting very much this summer. I hate to see such a friendly place vacate so abruptly but I greatly appreciate the time I had there. The people who made the scene what it was will mostly remain in town, of course, so the kindred will enjoy many more happy times in the future, however they transpire.

Meanwhile, I am a free agent for karaoke hosting, available for parties, weddings and any other special events deemed worthy of my services. I will be happy to receive notes of interest here at my band account.

Again, I thank everyone who contributed to this brief but very enjoyable chapter of my townie life. I look forward to making new memories with you all.

Jon
 
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Friday, September 07, 2007
  "Osama" speaks

I don't usually post assertions that I can't substantiate but I feel very skeptical about this new video supposedly released by Osama bin Laden. I'll quote my own comment at the ABC blogs page:

Osama has an adult son who married Zawahiri's daughter a few years ago. I suspect the son's voice is close enough to Osama's to pass voice analysis and that his is probably the one we've heard in recent years. Indeed, have we ever had a good voice sample to compare new recordings with? I can't substantiate that beyond a suspicion but it's interesting that as time goes by, the media-savvy al-Qaeda's recordings have grown progressively worse in quality.


I'll be glad to see any useful comments or contributions regarding this latest media event.

UPDATE:

I guess it really is him, although he doesn't seem to be all there from his appearance and his chosen words. James Robbins at NRO has further commentary.
 
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007
  Rep. Gilmor Passes

Another member of Congress has passed too soon, this time US Rep. Paul Gilmor of Ohio. Lesterblog extends deepest condolences to the honorable gentleman's family and constituency.
 
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