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Archive for September, 2007

Notes About The Blog

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

As you can probably tell, the frequency of writing has dropped off here recently, and there have been alot more posts about sports than about almost any other topic, especially this weekend. Partly, this is because I’ve been busy with other things and blogging has sort of taken a back seat. Also, it seems as […]

The Mets Complete A Stunning Collapse

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Mets, Sports

This is going to be one for the history books. When the season started, the New York Mets were off to a great start. First in the NL East for the entire season, until the very last day that is: The Mets completed a stunning collapse with an equally stunning performance in a 8-1 loss […]

In Memory Of John Berthoud

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under In The News

John Berthoud was one of the unseen faces in Washington fighting the good fight for fiscal conservatism and lower takes. Since 1997, he headed the National Taxpayers Union, one of the premier lobbying groups in Washington that seeks to advance an agenda of lower taxes and lower spending. Late last week, Mr. Berthoud died at […]

Welfare For The Not-So-Poor In Fairfax County

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under Virginia, Virginia Politics

Apparently, the definition of poor is getting pretty flexible over in Fairfax: Hundreds of families living in housing subsidized by Fairfax County taxpayers exceed income caps designed to ensure that only the neediest receive assistance, a review of county records shows. In the most extreme cases, Fairfax is underwriting rents for families making well into […]

Rutgers Loses To Maryland

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Sports

Unfortunately, the Scarlet Knights didn’t have a good week this week, losing to unranked Maryland and, most probably, falling pretty far in the polls when they come out tomorrow: PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -Rutgers doesn’t handle being in the top 10 very well. For the second straight year, the Scarlet Knights were upset after climbing that […]

Ohio State 30 Minnesota 7

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under College Sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, Sports

Ohio State continues to steamroll through its opponents: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Ohio State turned in another well-rounded victory, staying unbeaten while several other top-ranked teams couldn’t. Chris Wells rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and the Ohio State defense didn’t budge in a 30-7 win at Minnesota on Saturday night. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes (5-0, 2-0 […]

Should Joe Torre Return In 2008 ?

by @ Sunday, September 30th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

By the end of April, the idea of Joe Torre returning as the Yankee’s manager in 2008, even the idea of him surviving the month of May, seemed pretty absurd. After all, the Yankees had come off one of their worst months in recent memory, and thinks were not looking good for the rest of […]

Exactly What I Like To Hear From A Yankee

by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Game 1 starter Chien-Ming Wang on the Cleveland Indians: Wang has not faced Cleveland this season. I asked him what he thought of the Indians. “They have a good team,” he said. “But the Yankees are better.” Heh H/T: Peter Abraham

Gingrich Announces He Won’t Run For President

by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Filed under 2008 Election, Newt Gingrich, Politics

After flirting for months without ever committing to anything, former Speaker Newt Gingrich has announced that he won’t be running for President: ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — Two days after hinting he wanted to try for the White House, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich decided he would not run for president, his spokesman said Saturday. Rick […]

The Cubbies Clinch

by @ Saturday, September 29th, 2007. Filed under Baseball, Sports

With the Mets in apparent collapse and almost out of the playoffs, the National League, quite honestly, isn’t going to be of much interest to me this playoff season. Except for the fact that the Chicago Cubs clinched the NL Central last night: It was just last September about this time, if you’ll remember, that […]

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