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Archive for June, 2007

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

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

Time to get a start on the weekend:

Philadephia’s Mayor Really Wants an iPhone

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Technology, iPhone

It must be a slow day in the City of Brotherly Love, because Mayor John Street spent a good part of the morning waiting in line for an iPhone:
Donning a white baseball hat and warmup suit — complete with an iPod strapped to his arm — a casual Philadelphia Mayor John Street patiently sat on [...]

Under 17 ? You’d Better Be Reading This With Your Mom

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

H/T: Q&O

Texas Prosecutor Refuses To Prosecute “Predator” Cases

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Television

I wrote back in March over at The Liberty Papers about criticisms of NBC’s “To Catch A Predator” Series. Today, Fox News is reporting that a prosecutor in Texas is refusing to prosecute any of the men nabbed when Chris Hansen and his cameras came to town:
A sting in which police teamed up with “Dateline [...]

Finally A Responsible Journalist

by @ Friday, June 29th, 2007. Filed under Celebrities, Media

MSNBC’s Mika Brezinski refuses to talk about Paris Hilton:

On an unrelated note, am I alone in thinking that Joe Scarborough is starting to look more and more like a sleaze ?
H/T: Brendan Loy

The Bald Eagle Is Back

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under In The News

Threatened by extinction not so long ago, America’s national symbol is back:
OCALA, Fla., June 28 Bald eagles, whose numbers dwindled to historic lows in the early 1960s, are again flourishing and no longer need the protections of the Endangered Species Act, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced Thursday.
The big deal seems to be that they’ve [...]

Ohio State’s Greg Oden Goes First In NBA Draft

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

Greg Oden has gone from the starting center in the NCAA Championship to the first round pick in this year’s NBA draft:
NEW YORK — Greg Oden is the 1.
The Portland Trail Blazers settled months of debate Thursday night when they chose Oden over fellow college freshman Kevin Durant with the No. 1 pick in a [...]

A Wikipedia Murder Confession ?

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under In The News

There’s been an interesting-enough-to-blog-about twist to the story of the double murder suicide of “professional wrestler” Chris Benoit.
Apparently, someone altered Benoit’s Wikipedia entry to refer to the murder before the police had discovered the bodies:
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — Investigators are looking into who altered pro wrestler Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia entry to mention his wife’s death [...]

Not As Expected

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Contrary to what I had thought a few weeks ago, the Yankees are continuing their slide:
BALTIMORE, June 27 It feels like falling off a cliff, Joe Torre said Wednesday night after another loss, and the metaphor is appropriate. The Yankees had reached a high point before this trip, but suddenly they are plunging to [...]

Another Point/Counterpoint

by @ Thursday, June 28th, 2007. Filed under Blogging, The Liberty Papers

This week’s edition of Point/Counterpoint is up at The Liberty Papers.
The topic this week in the Constitution. Guest Blogger Derek Hammer takes up the point and argues in favor of the proposition that the Constitution is a living document. I provide a Counterpoint, in which I point out the dangers of allowing the Constitution to [...]

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