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Archive for April, 2008

Bob Barr On Taxes And Spending

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Bob Barr, Politics

Bob Barr on taxes, spending, and Job # 1: H/T: Jason Pye

Virginia GOP Unites Behind McDonnell-Bolling

This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, but the Republican ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor in 2009 has received a full party endorsement: In a sign that Virginia Republicans are ready to move beyond their recent internal divisions, 50 elected and party officials announced today they are supporting Attorney General Robert F. […]

Clinton Supporter Says Wright “Flap” Will Last Through November

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Senator Evan Byah, a prominent Clinton supporter who has been mentioned as possible Vice-Presidential nominee and also happens to be from Indiana, says that the controversy over Barack Obama’s ties to Jeremiah Wright would become an issue in the General Election if Obama were the nominee: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) today praised Sen. Barack Obama […]

Metro To Dulles Returns From The Grave

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC

After several months when it seemed dead as a doornail, it looks like the Silver Line is a go-forward: Federal transportation officials today told Congress and Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) that they have approved the proposed 23-mile extension of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport, reversing their announcement in January that the project was […]

No Immediate Changes For College Football

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under College Sports, Sports

Whether you like it or not, it looks like we’ll be living with the BCS format for some time to come: HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — After years of research, discussion and hype, college football’s top officials gathered here to finally have a formal discussion about changing college football’s controversial and polarizing postseason. Years of bluster, posturing […]

24 Telemovie Coming In The Fall

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under 24, Television

It looks like Jack Bauer fans won’t have to wait until 2009 after all: The original plan for “24 : Day 7” was for Jack Bauer to head to Africa for a couple of episodes. That didn’t work out. When the season was delayed due to the writer’s strike – it only just started resuming […]

Gallup Dems: The Wright Effect Continues

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics

Previously, any post-win bounce that Hillary Clinton obtained in Gallup’s tracking poll would disappear after a day or two. This time, with her Pennsylvania win having coincided with the reappearance of Jeremiah Wright, the story is a little different: PRINCETON, NJ — National Democratic voters are essentially divided in their presidential nomination preferences between Hillary […]

Ben Stein: Science Kills People

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Evolution vs. ID, Religion, Science

National Review’s John Derbyshire continues his attack on Ben Stein’s movie Expelled: In an interview with the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Ben Stein said the following amazing thing in an interview with Paul Crouch, Jr. Stein: When we just saw that man, I think it was Mr. Myers [i.e. biologist P.Z. Myers], talking about how great […]

Lesbians Sue Lesbians Over Use Of The Word “Lesbian”

by @ Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Legal

Why can’t my law practice bring cases like this across my desk ? ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A Greek court has been asked to draw the line between the natives of the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos and the world’s gay women. Three islanders from Lesbos—home of the ancient poet Sappho, who praised love between […]

How Much Would You Actually Save If The Federal Gas Tax Was Suspended For The Summer ?

Use this handy little calculator to figure it out. We own a 2007 Honda Accord, which averages about 20-22 miles per gallon in the rush hour traffic that my wife faces getting to work. For that car, we’d “save” about $ 32.86 over the entire summer. We spent more than that filling the tank of […]

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