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Archive for March, 2007

It Won’t Be The Same Without Apu And Snake

by @ Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. Filed under Television, The Simpsons

It seems that 7-11 is seriously talking with Fox about converting some stores to Kwik-E-Mart’s to coincide with the release of The Simpsons Movie this summer: It appears as though the world’s largest convenience store will get Simpsonized, though 7-Eleven Inc. said the deal isn’t done yet. But at a company event yesterday in Richmond, […]

Jim Tressel And The Final Four

by @ Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Final Four, College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

It may the middle of spring training for the Ohio State football team, but that isn’t going to stop Jim Tressel from making to Atlanta this weekend: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel admits he has more on his mind than spring practice or how to replace Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy […]

The D.C. Vote Bill Is On It’s Way Back

by @ Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, U.S. Constitution, Washington DC

Like a bad movie sequel, House Democrats announced plans to bring the D.C. Vote bill back to the House floor after it fell victim to a masterful Republican procedural move last week: The House will resume action on a D.C. voting rights bill in mid-April, with the majority party seeking new tactics to avoid the […]

Bad News For Hillary

by @ Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Hillary Clinton, Politics

She may be the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, but she’s got a lot of convincing to do: [A]ccording to a new Harris Poll, half of U.S. adults say they would not vote for Senator Clinton if she was the Democratic candidate, while only 36 percent say they would, with 11 percent unsure. Her own […]

Jim Webb On Loyalty

by @ Wednesday, March 28th, 2007. Filed under In The News

While Virginia Senator Jim Webb was giving a press conference about the arrest of one of his aides and proudly voicing his support for Second Amendment rights and the right of self defense, a man named Philip Thompson was having a very different day: Thompson — a.k.a. “Lockup No. 1″ — spent 28 hours in […]

Thompson Gains, Giuliani and Romney Lose

by @ Tuesday, March 27th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

The latest USA Today/Gallup poll is out, and it’s clear that Fred Thompson even talking about running for President has shaken up the Republican field: former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson shook up the field when he said he would consider getting into the presidential race. These days, Thompson is familiar as the actor who plays […]

Those Rutgers Girls Roll Over Arizona

Quite honestly, it really wasn’t a contest: GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Good Knight, Rutgers! C. Vivian Stringer and her scrappy Scarlet Knights are headed to the Final Four. Kia Vaughn had 17 points and 10 rebounds while dominating the paint to power Rutgers to a 64-45 victory over Arizona State on Monday night in the […]

Why Are People Excited About Fred Thompson ?

by @ Monday, March 26th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

There’s no denying that the possibility of former Tennsesse Senator Fred Thompson running for President has conservatives excited. Power Line has the best explanation for why that I’ve seen so far: [T]he Republican party is a conservative outfit but neither of its two leading presidential contenders is solidly conservative. That leaves a gap — the […]

Webb Aide Arrested Bringing Pistol Into Senate Office Building

by @ Monday, March 26th, 2007. Filed under In The News, Washington DC

An aide to Virginia’s junior Senator Jim Webb was arrested this morning trying to bring a loaded gun into the Russell Senate Office Building: An aide to Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) was charged this morning with trying to carry a loaded pistol into the Russell Senate Office building, Capitol Police said. The gun was discovered […]

Did Alberto Gonzalez Fall Into A Perjury Trap ?

by @ Monday, March 26th, 2007. Filed under George W Bush, Politics

The continuing controversy over the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys seems to have taken an interesting turn. One of the senior counselors to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is refusing to testify before Congress and claiming the protection of the Fifth Amendment: The senior counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will refuse to testify before […]

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