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Archive for May, 2009

California Supreme Court Upholds Proposition 8

by @ Tuesday, May 26th, 2009. Filed under Gay Marriage, Individual Liberty, Politics

After I listened to the oral arguments of the California Supreme Court’s hearing on Proposition 8 and gay marriage, it seemed pretty obvious that the Court would find, based on state law that had nothing to do with the gay marriage issue, that Proposition 8 was a proper amendment to the state Constitution. And, it […]

Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor For SCOTUS

by @ Tuesday, May 26th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics

Just over a month after David Souter announced his retirement, President Obama has named the woman he hopes will fill Souter’s seat: WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as “an inspiring woman” with both the intellect and […]

Sparkin’ It Up At Below The Beltway

by @ Friday, May 22nd, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Yes, I’m still around….. As I mentioned the other day, an electrical storm that hit a little too close to home while we were out of town caused more than a few problems around here. Over the course of three days, I’ve replaced an Ethernet card, had Comcast out here because the cable modem went […]

While We Were Out

by @ Monday, May 18th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Apparently, while we were away for the weekend a storm struck here in the undisclosed environs of Western Prince William County, Virginia and unleashed some lightening that struck a little to close to home. It looks like we lost an ethernet card on one computer, a power supply on another, and a GFCI circuit in […]

Metablogging: Social Networking

by @ Saturday, May 16th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Blogging will be non-existent this weekend as it has been for the past several weekends. I already mentioned this in the past, but decided to post it again since there are probably new readers that haven’t seen it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve got a Facebook profile so send me a friend request if you’re […]

General Motors Giving The Ax To 1100 Dealers

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Auto Industry, Business, Economics

Yesterday it was Chrysler, today General Motors announced that it intends to trim it’s dealer network by nearly 20 percent: DETROIT — General Motors is telling about 1,100 dealers on Friday that they will lose their franchises by late next year. Unlike Chrysler, which on Thursday released a list of 789 dealers that it was […]

Will Anyone Ever Break DiMaggio’s Record ?

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Baseball, Sports

As yet another baseball hitting streak came to an end this week, it’s time to once again wonder if anyone will ever beat Joe DiMaggio’s consecutive game hitting streak record: To put things into perspective, DiMaggio’s feat lasted from May 15 to July 16 during the 1941 season. It all began with one fateful swing […]

Judge Rules Minnesota Teen Must Undergo Chemotherapy

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Individual Liberty, Privacy

Earlier today I wrote about the case of Daniel Hauser, a 13 year old Minnesota boy whose parents were refusing to submit him for chemotherapy to treat his Hogdkins disease. As I noted at the time, a decision in the case was imminent. Well, earlier today, a state court Judge ruled that Daniel must undergo […]

Political Fact Of The Day

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Democrats, Politics, Republicans

From a new Gallup Poll on party identification: Voters who came of age during the eight years of the Bush Presidency are roughly eight points more Democratic than the rest of the country; that advantage could be worth an extra point or two to Democrats throughout the next half-century. More importantly, this move to the […]

(More Than) Four Words On The New Star Trek

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Just go see it. Need more ? (Spoiler alert !) Well, there are reviews from James Lileks and Stephen Green, which I agree with completely, and Will Collier points out the reason why J.J. Abrams’ alternate universe Trek is the best thing that could’ve happened to the franchise: Up until this weekend, Star Trek was […]

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