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Edge of the West

”˜W”™ At Cliff”™s Edge In Pursuit Of Elusive Prey
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Feb 4, 2007 - 8:46:00 PM
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BAGHDADPortable holes appear not to be working in Baghdad. Even the finest brand names- Acme, Halliburton, Tomahawk, Hummer- carry no weight in this conflict. Some four years later it hasn’t gone away.


  With Back Against The Wall, America Self-Corrects
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Nov 19, 2006 - 10:00:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Human dignity might be a good place to start this thing. Not a bad place to start anything. America showed off a lot of both on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of this November.


World Peace Can Wait, There's Pigs To Be Ate
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Aug 6, 2006 - 6:41:00 PM
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KONGINGINAK, ALASKASix Eskimos have been called up from their local National Guard unit in Konginginak, Alaska to go save the day in Baghdad, desperate for a better life and a decent wage for a decent day's labor.


  You're In Good Hands
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on May 7, 2006 - 6:41:00 PM

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WASHINGTON D.C.I knew we were in good hands when that video of Saddam's mouth being probed went all around the world, serving notice that we will extract information using whatever methods necessary.



Mr. Sensenbrenner, Tear Down This Wall...
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Apr 16, 2006 - 7:00:00 PM
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CHATSWORTHYou think the Chinese had this barrier-building thing down? Ha. This new "Great Wall of America" will make that tired old thing look like a white picket fence in front of a little pink house.


  Revisiting: Shock And Awe
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Apr 9, 2006 - 7:11:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Funny thing about how the United Nations, which set out to contain the rogue nation of Iraq, suddenly finds itself with an urgent new mission- to contain the rogue nation of the United States.


"W" Lobs Softballs Up To Op-Ed Plate
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Mar 19, 2006 - 7:08:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Even Ohio's starting to get it. Bush's numbers are in the 30 percent range and Cheney is about to go into the minus. I want to like these guys. However, the leaders of the free world—the bad guys?


  US Leaders Not Sharpest Knives In Drawer
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Mar 5, 2006 - 6:59:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Thinking through, I don't do this for my wealth. And that every man does need food, shelter, love and a good obsession to survive, not necessarily in that order. Take the vice president. Please.


Home Of The Brave On The Run
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Jan 29, 2006 - 7:41:00 PM

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WASHINGTON D.C.
Welcome to chicken nation. Sorry, had to say it.
Where a timid citizenry cowers beneath its own crumbling pillars of freedom and where faux-fearless leaders shepherd their flock into the valley.



  They Pull Out The "C" Word, Not The One You Think
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Jan 1, 2006 - 7:40:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.If the American public is sucker enough to fall for this "caliphate" fear package, perhaps they'd be interested in a piece of oceanfront property just outside Fallujah."


Gang That Can't Shoot Straight Passes Buck Just Fine
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Dec 18, 2005 - 7:04:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Bush appears to be using the "I'm-not-the-only-one-who-did-a-bad-thing" excuse. In case he forgot, he's the president of the United States. Talk about the buck not stopping here.


  US Ponders All Bush All the Time
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Nov 6, 2005 - 7:41:00 PM
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NEW YORKMs. Marie Runyon was arrested in Times Square in October. She was carted off to jail along with 17 other "Grandmothers Against the War" who sat in front of the recruiting station there.


When Harry Met W- You Got To Know When To Hold 'em
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Oct 23, 2005 - 7:58:00 PM
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TEXASWhen Harry met W. it must have been love at first sight. "So much of what is great about America is wrapped up in one big hug," said Supreme Court Justice, Ms. "Harry" Miers.


  Extreme Makeover: White House Edition
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Oct 9, 2005 - 7:25:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.A reporter for a major news organization has to gently ask the president of the United States if it may not be best for him and the country to, uh, kind of, stay out of the way, sir?


After 9/11 & Katrina, What Next?
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Sep 25, 2005 - 7:49:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.They say bad things happen in threes. After 9/11 and Katrina, America is wondering what could possibly complete this, because George W. seems to be a magnet for disaster.


  Big Easy, Baghdad Vie For Guard's Help
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Sep 11, 2005 - 7:32:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.
What tool do you use to clear brush? I would guess a shovel. It turned out to be an eventful vacation for the president between, let’s say, shovelsful more eventful than he may have liked”¦

 



Iraq, You Roll, A Hard Name Is Good To Find
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Sep 4, 2005 - 6:43:00 PM
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BAGHDADThey're having a tough time of it over there drafting an American-style constitution in what may soon officially be called “New Iraq.” Its just one of the main points they’re haggling over.


  Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch, They Put "Spartacus" On
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Aug 21, 2005 - 7:20:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Just to keep it real and Texan, as the Prez kicks it in the midst of an all-time presidential record five-week vacation. No such five-week chill is afforded the men and women who wear the uniforms.


Elvis In Baghdad
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Aug 14, 2005 - 7:26:00 PM
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BADHDADWhen federal appeals court judge John G. Roberts took the podium to accept the nod from President Bush, did it seem as if he was going a little out of his way to exhibit a bond with the women?


  Alarm Goes Off In London, It's Our Wise-Up Call
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Jul 24, 2005 - 7:03:00 PM
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ENGLANDI'm not kidding. A resident of Leeds, England, said that her friend and neighbor, one of the four who blew themselves away in the London suicide-bombings, had a favorite song.


When Chips Are Down, They Play The Clinton Card
Archives : Edge of the West
By Ron Scott Smith on Jul 10, 2005 - 7:33:00 PM
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WASHINGTON D.C.Conservatives, desperate for good news, roll out the tried and true Clinton-bashing. If you think it's tough being you, how would you like to be poor Sean Hannity these days? They are hanging in there.


  Critics Call, Columnist Raises, America Goes All In
Archives : Edge of the West
By on Jun 26, 2005 - 2:32:00 PM
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BEVERLY HILLSI noticed a sign the other day that touted a local real estate agent from Coldwell Banker. It said, "F. Ron Smith." So, I'd like to respond to a few formidable critics of this column.


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