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Archive for July, 2007

Don’t Vote Hillary

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Hillary Clinton, Politics

A new YouTube video argues for regime change:

Republican YouTube Debate On The Rocks

by @ Monday, July 30th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Republicans

It seems as though the Republican’s version of the YouTube debate may not go off on September 17th after all:
The GOP version of the CNN/YouTube debate is still scheduled for Sept. 17, but may be moved to a later date.
CNN spokeswoman Mara Gassman says CNN’s Washington bureau chief and debate executive producer David Bohrman is [...]

Homer & The Gang Rake In The Big Bucks

by @ Sunday, July 29th, 2007. Filed under Movies, The Simpsons

To the tune of about 71.9 million dollars:
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Woo Hoo!
“The Simpsons Movie” turned doughnuts into dollars over the weekend, raking in $71.9 million to debut as the top movie this week.
The big screen tale of the lovable, if dysfunctional, family rolled over the competition, sending last week’s top movie, Universal Studio’s [...]

The Iron Man Enters The Hall Of Fame

by @ Sunday, July 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports

Even though I’m a Yankee fan, I’ve always had an abiding respect for Cal Ripken, Jr. Unlike alot of stars in baseball in the late `80s and early `90’s, he wasn’t controversial, he didn’t disrespect the fans, and he always gave his best. To the point that he played in 2,632 consecutive games, shattering the [...]

The Simpsons Movie: A Review

by @ Sunday, July 29th, 2007. Filed under Movie Reviews, Movies, The Simpsons

Kellie and I went to see The Simpsons Movie yesterday morning up in Tysons Corner. Now, to be fair, I am far an away a bigger Simpsons than my wife, but she came along anyway and we both enjoyed it.
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve laughed quite as much for that long in quite [...]

Preparing For The Abuser Fees Flood

by @ Sunday, July 29th, 2007. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Abuser Fees, Virginia Politics

Virginia’s abuser fees have been in place for just under a month now, but their impact has not been felt in the Court system yet, largely because most tickets written even in early July don’t usually make it into court for a few weeks.
Well, that’s about to change:
They have been trickling into courtrooms across Virginia [...]

Vladimir Putin = Don Corleone

by @ Sunday, July 29th, 2007. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Russia

Former World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov says that the key to understanding the regime of Vladimir Putin can be found in the works of Mario Puzo:
[I]f you really wish to understand the Putin regime in depth, I can recommend some reading. No Karl Marx or Adam Smith. Nothing by Montesquieu or Machiavelli, although the author [...]

Bonds Hits No. 754

by @ Saturday, July 28th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports

Barry Bonds is now one home-run away from tying Hank Aaron’s record:
SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 — Barry Bonds touched home plate early Friday evening, at the end of his trot around the bases for career home run No. 754, and the great tectonic plates that tremble imperceptibly beneath the surface of baseball’s foundation began to [...]

Site Notes

by @ Friday, July 27th, 2007. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

There seems to be some weird formatting thing going on on the front page right now. Some of you may see the middle column wider than it’s supposed to be, and for some reason the background color change isn’t working right now.
One of two things will happen. Either the problem will go away when the [...]

The Simpsons Movie: Two Thumbs Up

by @ Friday, July 27th, 2007. Filed under Movies, The Simpsons

First, Stephen Hunter in the Washington Post:
In “The Simpsons Movie,” no good deed goes uncrushed.
This merry celebration of mayhem, hostility, carnage, wanton destruction, power lust, dysfunction, nihilism and the proper application of gigantic plastic domes to American cities will certainly satisfy those who’ve seen all 400-odd episodes of the TV show twice, as well as [...]

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