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Archive for September, 2009

Late Night Video: Francis Albert Sinatra

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Frank Sinatra, Music

I’m not sure where this is from, but from the look it’s from sometime in the 60’s with the Count Basie Orchestra…..Sinatra at his best.

A Book As Great As The Movie

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Book Reviews, Books, Godfather Saga, Movies

I’m usually not a fan of reading books based on movies I’ve already seen, especially ones that I’ve seen enough times that the images from the movie are indelibly etched in the brain. It’s for that reason that, even though I’ve seen The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II , and, yes, even The Godfather, Part […]

Saturn To Be Shut Down After Penske Walks Away From Purchase Deal

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Auto Industry, Business, Economics

Yet another piece of General Motors is biting the dust: DETROIT — General Motors said Wednesday that it now planned to close its Saturn brand after Penske Automotive abruptly called off an agreement to acquire the division. Penske said in a statement that it could not proceed with the purchase because another manufacturer, which it […]

Chart Of The Day

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics

Deficits as far as the eye can see: Based on Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data, the following chart shows a projection of deficit numbers for each year until fiscal 2018. Each color represents the difference between the projected deficits at different points in time. The purple bars represent the deficit numbers as they were projected […]

A Fiscal Conservative’s Case For Tax Increases

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics

Bruce Bartlett, a fiscal conservative who held positions in both the Reagan and Bush 41 Administration and who most recently is the author of Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, was on Fox Business Channel recently making an argument for why fiscal conservatives should not take tax increases off […]

Hollywood And Roman Polanski: Defending The Indefensible

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Dumbasses

Among the more revolting things to witness over the last several days has been the manner in which Hollywood and other segments of the so-called cultural elite have come to speak out in defense of a man who drugged and raped a child. It’s ranged from directors like Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen signing a […]

Bernard Goldberg Calls Out Fox News For Giving Out False Information

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under In The News, Media, Politics

A very interesting exchange from last night’s O’Reilly Factor:

Take Two And Call Me In 2012

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Humor, Politics

Bob McDonnell Ahead By Nine Points In Latest Rasmussen Poll

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under 2009 Governor's Race, Bob McDonnell, Creigh Deeds, Virginia, Virginia Politics

In the last Rasmussen Reports poll on the Virginia Governor’s Race, Bob McDonnell held a slim two points over Creigh Deeds. In a new poll released today, though, McDonnell has a convincing nine point lead in the race: Republican Robert F. McDonnell has bounced back to a nine-point lead over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds in […]

Sarkozy “Furious” With Obama Over Iran Response

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Iran, Politics

The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette’s Jack Kelly reports that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was not happy with the way Preisdent Obama handled the Iran issue last week: Nicolas Sarkozy was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons at a meeting Mr. Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council last […]

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