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Archive for August, 2007

Friday Night Video # 2: Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Friday Night Videos, Videos

At some point after their duet, Bono pitched this song to an aging Frank Sinatra, apparently more than once. Ten years earlier, maybe Frank would’ve taken it, and it would have been great, no doubt. Bono ended up singing it at Frank’s 80th Birthday Concert back in 1995, and didn’t do bad at all for […]

Friday Night Video: The Most Unlikely Duet Of All-Time

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Friday Night Videos, Videos

Frank Sinatra and Bono: And, yet, it worked.

Why Tom Davis Should Not Be Virginia’s Next Senator

Now that John Warner has announced his retirement from the Senate, the race for what may well be one of the most hotly contested Senate seats in the country has started. Among the leading candidates for the Republican nomination is Congressman Tom Davis who, as The Club For Growth reports, has a less than stellar […]

What’s Wrong With The Republican Party, Circa 8/31/07

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Individual Liberty, Right to Contract

George W. Bush speaking on the so-called mortgage crisis: “The government’s got a role to play” in dealing with the issue, Bush said. Sir, the only role the government has to play in this situation is to sit on the sidelines and let the courts enforce the terms of contracts that people entered into.

Meanwhile, From Our Least Surprising News Of The Week Department

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under In The News

Idaho Senator Larry Craig will apparently announce his resignation tomorrow: BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig will resign from the Senate amid a furor over his arrest and guilty plea in a police sex sting in an airport men’s room, Republican officials said Friday. Craig will announce at a news conference in Boise […]

John Warner Steps Down, Virginia Politics Gets Alot More Interesting

John Warner has served Virginia in the Senate for nearly three decades and, today, he announced that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2008: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Aug. 31 — John William Warner, who entered the Senate 28 years ago best known for marrying actress Elizabeth Taylor and grew into an elder statesman […]

Friday Afternoon Video # 2

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Friday Night Videos, Videos

Friday Afternoon Video #1: Diana Krall

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under Friday Night Videos, Videos

An early start on the holiday weekend, with some help from Ms. Diana Krall

Fred Thompson Announces

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Fred Thompson, Politics

That he going to announce that he’s running for President: Actor and former senator Fred D. Thompson confirmed yesterday that he is running for president, ending a political flirtation he has been conducting since March and thrusting himself into the thick of the battle for the Republican nomination. In a conference call with elected officials […]

Rutgers Rolls Over Buffalo

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sports

The Scarlet Knights’ home opener against Buffalo wasn’t expected to be much of a contest, and, in the end, it wasn’t: PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -No. 16 Rutgers has more offense than Ray Rice running the ball. There’s also Tiquan Underwood catching and Mike Teel throwing. Rice rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, Underwood had […]

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