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Archive for June, 2009

Norm Coleman Concedes Minnesota Senate Race

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics

After the Supreme Court ruling I wrote about earlier, there were very few options left for Norm Coleman so it’s good to see that he had the class to bow out now rather than continue a pointless fight.‘ Here’s the statement he read at the top of the hour: “Ours is a government of laws, […]

One Of Those Posts That Just Makes You Feel Old

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Technology

Earlier this month, the BBC asked a 13 year-old British boy to trade his iPod in for a Sony Walkman: My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day. He had told me it was big, but I hadn’t realised he meant THAT big. It was the size of a small book. […]

Joe The Idiot Plumber Strikes Again

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Politics

This time, he’s talking about hanging Senators and completely mis-stating history: Wurzelbacher has a reputation for being a blunt, politically incorrect speaker. Referring to Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., more than once, Wurzelbacher asked, “Why hasn’t he been strung up?” And he glosses over facts. Referring to the Constitution as “almost like the Bible,” Wurzelbacher said […]

Minnesota Supreme Court: That’s Senator Al Franken

by @ Tuesday, June 30th, 2009. Filed under Politics

The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued a ruling that should bring an end to a Senate race that was over a long time ago: The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of the state’s long-running Senate race. The high court rejected a legal challenge from Republican Norm […]

Does The Supreme Court Have McCain-Feingold In The Crosshairs ?

by @ Monday, June 29th, 2009. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Politics, Supreme Court

The Supreme Court was supposed to have issues a ruling this week on whether the speech limits imposed by the McCain-Feingold law applied to an movie that was critical of  Hillary Clinton and made during the 2008 Presidential campaign. Instead of ruling, though, the justices have asked for additional argument on what could be a […]

More Trouble For John Edwards

by @ Monday, June 29th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, John Edwards, Politics

It looks like things are about to go from bad to worse for the former Senator and Vice-Presidential candidate: Former presidential candidate John Edwards is out of luck if he hoped that the extramarital affairs of Gov. Mark Sanford and Sen. John Ensign would take people’s minds off his own cheating scandal. Former Edwards aide […]

Supreme Court Over-rules Sotomayor On Discrimination Case

by @ Monday, June 29th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court

In a move that is bound to have repercussions for Judge Sonya Sotomayor’s approaching confirmation hearings, the Supreme Court today narrowly reversed a ruling she had made in a controversial employment discrimination case: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in a case with enormous implications for workplaces across the country, that white firefighters […]

Michael Jackson: The Great American Capitalist

by @ Friday, June 26th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, In The News, Individual Liberty

Ilya Shaprio notes this over at Cato@Liberty: The King of Pop’s creativity allowed him and his family to make hundreds of millions of dollars, yes, but it also created thousands of jobs in the music and marketing industries and brought joy to fans around the world. Whatever his personal eccentricities — perhaps, in part, as […]

Michael Jackson, RIP

by @ Friday, June 26th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities

After her long battle with cancer, yesterday’s announcement that Farrah Fawcett had died, while said, did not come as a much of a shock. The same cannot be said, however, for the second celebrity death that overshadowed hers: Michael Jackson, 50, died yesterday in Los Angeles as sensationally as he lived, as famous as a […]

Notice

by @ Thursday, June 25th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Regular blogging to resume, finally, on Monday June 29th.

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