Friday, April 30, 2004
Watch the president clean his glasses on the sweater of Maria Pope, producer of the David Letterman show. Now that's what I call respect AND dignity.

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Bill Clinton's memoirs set for June release.
Kerry attacks Bush on his war record (or lack thereof).
The military records (as we know them) of President Bush, Vice President Cheney, and John Kerry.

Thursday, April 22, 2004
Here's another (not-so-friendly) review of Bob Woodward's new book, Plan of Attack.
Slate's condensed book club ... has read some good books lately ... and written some notes on the good parts of the book. This way you don't have to read the whole thing.
  • John F. Kerry: The Complete Biography by the Boston Globe Reporters Who Know Him Best
  • Plan of Attack - by Bob Woodward

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2004

    Multiple Sources
    Well, the president was in town on Tuesday and he had a lot to say ... He wants the Patriot Act renewed, but not everyone likes the Patriot Act. At least one local dignitary didn't even want to hear what Bush had to say. We'll discuss the speech, the Patriot Act and Bush's visit in detail on Thursday.

    Thursday, April 15, 2004

    Moratorium in
    Well, the town board voted 3-1 to impose a nine month moratorium on buildings over 80,000 square feet. Town Supervisor John Austin was the sole dissenter (Marc Smith was absent and it's not known how he would have voted). Here's a link to the US&J story about it.
    Niagara Buzz dot com
    My friends at Niagara Buzz wrote an interesting interpretation of yesterdays show with the WalMart officials ... entitled: Walmartians make local radio appearance: “We come to serve consumers!”

    Tuesday, April 13, 2004

    Thanks to Mickey Magno of the group Lockport Citizens for Smart Growth and Joan Malone of the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition for being on an extended edition of Dialog on Tuesday morning. Don't forget that the folks from the WalMart Corporation will be on Wednesday ... and the Town's moratorium vote is Wednesday night at 7.
    Ya just gotta love the internet. This site might be fun ... it's well designed if nothing else.
    The Best Anti-Wal*Mart Links
    In honor of this morning's guests, I thought I'd make it easy for you to find some anti-WalMart stuff for yourself.

    Monday, April 12, 2004
    Here is the web site for the book we are discussing this morning with Dr. Ken Druck. Dr. Druck is the executive director of the Jenna Druck Foundation. The book can be purchased through his web site.

    Saturday, April 10, 2004

    On WalMart

    Wrote a column on Saturday (kind of) after visiting the Super WalMart in Springville. More thoughts on the topic will DEFINATELY be forthcoming. And don't forget to vote in the poll.

    Friday, April 09, 2004

    We're not alone.
    There are other communities struggling to figure out where Wal-Mart fits in (or doesn't). Here's some news articles I found on the subject.
    Lodi City Council to consider retail measure
    Wisconsin group fights Wal-Mart supercenter
    Residents back proposal opposing Wal-Mart

    Google for yourself

    Thursday, April 08, 2004

    Buffalo News
    County legislature wants cost of Medicaid itemized on property tax bills. Is it just me, or is this their way of saying, "It's all the state's fault."
    Buffalo News
    More funds sought for homeland security. Niagara County wants to be classified as "urban" in order to get more money from the feds. Yeah, you read it right. Urban.
    New York sued over gay marriage ban.
    Here's a site helping you put political rhetoric into context. It SEEMS non-partisan from what I can tell ... FactCheck it out.
    Is Bush's base dwindling? Howard Fineman says many fringe conservatives are starting to question The Bush.
    Lockport Journal
    Wal-Mart grant questioned by McDonough. School board member Beverly McDonough said the city was "bought" with a $7,000 park improvement grant ... When Mayor Tucker was on Dialog two weeks ago, he said he wasn't bought.

    Tuesday, April 06, 2004

    New Dialog poll!!!
    Should the town of Lockport impose a moratorium on buildings larger than 80,000 square feet? Go vote in the new poll. To see the results of old polls, including the most recent, "Should a Super Wal-Mart be built in the Town of Lockport?" click
    here. Newer polls are at the bottom.
    Buffalo News
    Address-gate wraps up. Apparently both Mike Carney and Bill Davignon live in the district they're still both trying to represent. Phase 14 of the legal battle ... done.
    Fox News
    US Rep. Amo Houghton is retiring ... leaving a void in the Southern Tier Republican district.
    Residents to determine fate of Wal-Mart. Contested Supercenter plan faces ballot in L.A. community. Hmm. Interesting. Direct democracy on a business issue. This'll be fun to watch. From the same people, mind you, that brought you "Total Recall" 2003.
    Thanks to Jack for appearing on Dialog Tuesday morning. The show went very well and I'm glad Jack came on ... but I still don't trust party-jumpers.