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Archive for February, 2008

Some Friday Fun: Frank Sinatra — MySpace

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under Friday Night Videos, Humor, Videos

Okay, not really Frank, but still funny:

Victoria’s Secret Toning It Down

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under Business

Good for business, bad for teenage boys: Maybe it was the lusty mannequins in its stores, the massage oil on its shelves or the overabundance of cleavage on the glittery runway of its annual TV fashion show. But yesterday, Victoria’s Secret chief executive Sharen J. Turney acknowledged that the chain had gotten “too sexy.” Is […]

Does It Matter That SNL’s Fauxbama Isn’t Black ?

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Politics

Apparently, there’s some controversy over the fact that the Saturday Night Live actor who impersonates Barack Obama isn’t black: Is Fred Armisen, who is not African American, “black enough” to embody Obama on “Saturday Night Live”? Debate over that question has been pinging around the Internet since Armisen, a veteran cast member, donned darker makeup […]

Northern Virginia Leaders On Supreme Court’s NVTA Decision

The Washington Post reports that some political leaders in Northern Virginia are blaming a bad plan by the General Assembly in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision declaring the NVTA unconstitutional: RICHMOND, Feb. 29 — Northern Virginia officials reacted to the state Supreme Court’s decision Friday by condemning lawmakers for approving what they said […]

Ohio Dems: Closer Than Ever

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

The latest Rasmussen poll has Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama virtually tied in the Buckeye State: In Ohio, Hillary Clinton has maintained a constant level of support over the past week, but Barack Obama is rapidly gaining ground in her rear view mirror. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll, conducted Thursday night, shows Clinton earning 47% […]

Wall Street Takes A Dive

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under Business, Economics

It was another bad day on Wall Street: Stocks were sharply lower on Wall Street on Friday after a painful dose of weak economic data reignited fears that a recession may be imminent. A new round of woes in the financial industry also contributed to the sell-off. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 100 […]

WMAL Fires Chris Core

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under Media, Washington DC

I’ve lived in Northern Virginia since 1990 and, for the most part, the talk radio scene was pretty barren. One of the bright spots was a guy named Chris Core on WMAL. When I first found him he was teamed with old radio hand Bill Trumbull and the show was pretty light-hearted. After 1996, when […]

John McCain Endorsed By Bigoted Nutjob

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, John McCain, Politics

John McCain was recently endorsed by evangelical Pastor John Hagee and the Catholic League isn’t happy about it: HOUSTON — The president of the Catholic League today blasted Sen. John McCain for accepting the endorsement of Texas evangelicalist John Hagee, calling the controversial pastor a bigot who has “waged an unrelenting war against the Catholic […]

More On The Obama/Canada NAFTA Story

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Canadian television station CTV has a follow-up report to it’s allegations yesterday that the Obama campaign had contacted Canadian diplomats regarding the candidates attack on NAFTA: The Obama campaign told CTV late Thursday night that no message was passed to the Canadian government that suggests that Obama does not mean what he says about opting […]

What Ron Paul Could Have Learned From Barry Goldwater And William F. Buckley

by @ Friday, February 29th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Ron Paul

In short, it’s called disassociating yourself from the wacko fringe.

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