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Archive for July, 2007

Irony, Thy Name Is Ted Stevens

by @ Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Filed under In The News

Talk about bad timing: There’s never exactly a convenient time to have one’s house raided by federal agents. But for Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) the impolitic timing Tuesday was exquisite: One day after the feds rummaged through his property on a corruption probe, he threatened to try to kill an ethics reform package. Cracking down […]

D.C. Vote Bill Delayed Until At Least September

by @ Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Filed under D.C. Vote Bill, Washington DC

In what can only be taken as and admission of near defeat, Senate Democrats have announced that any vote on the bill to give the District of Columbia a vote in Congress will not make it to the Senate floor before the summer recess: Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid said yesterday that he would […]

Chronicle Of The Collapse Of Sanity

by @ Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Filed under In The News

New Zealand edition: A new phenomenon in New Zealand is taking the idea of you are what you eat to the extreme. Vegansexuals are people who do not eat any meat or animal products, and who choose not to be sexually intimate with non-vegan partners whose bodies, they say, are made up of dead animals. […]

Returning To Nuclear Power

by @ Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. Filed under In The News

A power company in Maryland has applied to open the first new nuclear power plant in the United States since the Three Mile Island accident: The first application to build a new U.S. nuclear power plant in three decades has been filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, bumping a proposed third unit at a Calvert […]

Not The Winnie Cooper I Remember

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under Celebrities

Danica McKellar played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years many, many years ago. And, I don’t think Kevin Arnold was along in having a crush on her. Since then, she’s gone to college and become a math whiz, and has a book coming out: NEW YORK (AP) — Danica McKellar has a message for girls: […]

Bill Walsh: An NFL Legend

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under Sports

If you were a pro football fan in the 1980’s then there’s now way you couldn’t have respected what Bill Walsh did in San Francisco. He took a franchise that had been near the bottom of the barrel, and led them to three world championships. And, today, he died at the age of 75: Bill […]

Chief Justice Roberts Hospitalized

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News, John Roberts, Supreme Court

When the head of the third branch of government is hospitalized, it’s always a big story: WASHINGTON, July 30 — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was hospitalized on today after suffering a seizure at his summer home in Maine, the Supreme Court announced. The episode, described as a “benign idiopathic seizure,” was similar to […]

Is One Of The Senate’s Pork Kings In Trouble ?

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News

Senator Ted Stevens’ home was raided by FBI and IRS agents executing a search warrant ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service on Monday searched the home of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, an official said. Investigators arrived at the Republican senator’s home in Girdwood shortly before 2:30 p.m. Alaska time, […]

Name The Presidents

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under Blogging, History

Name all the Presidents from George Washington to George W, in ten minutes It took me a little over four minutes, but I got 43 out of 43, The two stumpers that slowed me down were James K. Polk and Franklin Pierce. How well did you do ? H/T: Jason Pye

Tom Snyder, RIP

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News, Media

Back when I was as kid in New Jersey, the other kids thought you were cool if your parents let you stay up and watch Johnny Carson’s monologue on The Tonight Show. The true test of pre-teen insomnia, though, was if you could stay up late enough to watch Tom Snyder on The Tomorrow Show, […]

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