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Archive for June, 2007

Saturday Night In Washington

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Washington DC

Kellie and I went downtown for dinner tonight, and on the way back home, I was able to use the cell phone camera to capture this beautiful sight We drove home to Virginia, the long way, and watched the sunset

The Reality Of “Predatory” Lending

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Economics, Real Estate, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

I wrote earlier today about a Washington Post article about the rising number of foreclosures in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Along those same lines, Tim Cavanaugh writes in the July issue of Reason Magazine about the current focus on so-called predatory lending and its connection to the state of the real estate market. As Tim […]

Stephen Colbert Reviews The iPhone….Sort Of

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Humor, iPhone, Technology, Videos

Foreclosures And The Northern Virginia Real Estate Market

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under Real Estate, Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis, Virginia

It’s becoming a familiar story, but the Post reports this morning on the rise of real estate foreclosures in the Northern Virginia area: Home repossessions are cropping up almost everywhere in the region, regularly occurring on suburban streets unaccustomed to hard times. In Montgomery County, the foreclosure rate has tripled in a year. In Fairfax […]

The iPhone Debuts

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under iPhone, Technology

Apple and AT&T stores across the country were busy last night as Apple’s much-hyped iPhone went on sale for the first time: Stephen Easley was the first person to emerge from the Apple Store in Clarendon, and a dozen television cameras trained on his new iPhone. In his haste, he ripped open the package, and […]

What Hamas Is Teaching It’s Children

by @ Saturday, June 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News

Children’s television in the world of terrorists: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Mickey Mouse lookalike who preached Islamic domination on a Hamas-affiliated children’s television program was beaten to death in the show’s final episode Friday. In the final skit, “Farfour” was killed by an actor posing as an Israeli official trying to buy Farfour’s […]

Friday Night Videos: Diana Krall

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Friday Night Videos, Videos

The first in what I think might just become a tradition. Tonight, it’s Diana Krall. Not only pleasing to look at but pleasing to listen to. And an amazing talent.

New York Movie Critic Joel Siegel Dies

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under In The News

This is an entirely self-indulgent post, but I grew up in the New York Metropolitan areas in the 1970s and 80s and one of the most well-known local media personalities was a guy named Joel Siegel who reviewed movies for the local ABC affiliate. He was acerbic and sometimes mean, but when you’re a kid, […]

Much Ado About Nothing

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Abuser Fees, Virginia Politics

Not Larry Sabato seems to think there’s something wrong with how much Delegate Dave Albo, who is also an attorney, charges for a DUI defense. Albo, of course, is the chief architect of the abuser fees that go into effect on Sunday, but I don’t see the connection. DUI is a serious crime. It’s a […]

Cool YouTube Find

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Frank Sinatra, Music

Someone took the recording of Frank Sinatra’s There Used To Be A Ballpark and set it to scenes of baseball stadiums that are no more:

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