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Tony and Tacky
September 17, 2004

Good taste or bad is revealed in everything we are, do, have. Emily Post


Rescued puppies Dog Shoots Man
A Florida man was attempting to shoot seven puppies when one pawed the trigger and shot him in the wrist. An excellent lesson for the times, says Dorothy Rabinowitz, "You don't have to sit still and wait when people are trying to kill you. Good doggie!"

Staying Put Riding out a hurricane
Daniel Henninger salutes all of those who rode out the hurricane in their homes. "These people have roots in their communities and homes with a lifetime of memories. To them I say, 'Godspeed and good luck.'"

Opray audience member Cars for Everyone!
Oprah giving away 276 cars to audience members, says Susan Lee, is "totally, totally, totally, tony." It is, she adds, not a cynical bid for ratings, but an ethical triumph if judged from the perspective of creating the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people.