Daily Archives: August 1st, 2006 «

 

Bunny capers

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 9:14 pm » 13 Comments

To set the stage: About thirty minutes ago I went downstairs to make me an evening snack, when I noticed a cute little bunny rabbit sitting with its back to my french doors in the middle of my (very) weedy flower bed. I’ve seen rabbits in my front and backyard before, but never had such […]

 

NYT touts Republican ‘super-rich tax cheats, but omits info about ‘tax cheats’ on the other side of the aisle

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 6:34 pm » 2 Comments

Brian at Iowa Voice did a little detective work today after reading this standard ‘Republicans are greedy and evil’ piece from the New York Times, and notes an important omission – namely, how they overlooked the strong Democratic ties of one of the main ‘tax cheating’ groups they mentioned. Surprise, surprise.

 

Federal appeals court to the NYT on 2001 terrorist fund-tracking program leak story: Turn over phone records to prosecutors

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 6:21 pm » 2 Comments

Excellent news: NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that federal prosecutors investigating a leak about a terrorism funding probe can see the phone records of two New York Times reporters. A panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 vote that prosecutors had a valid interest […]

 

Kerry really knows how to draw a crowd, doesn’t he?

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 4:28 pm » 12 Comments

Heh: Photo Caption: U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks during a fundraising event for Iowa Senate candidate Rich Olive, Saturday, July 29, 2006, in Story City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

 

Tuesday/Wednesday open thread

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 12:56 pm » 21 Comments

Here ya go … and I’ll add my own off topic chatter to it to get things started off: Remember the temptation I blogged about last Thursday regarding a new Dell computer I’ve had my eye on? I gave in on Sunday evening and ordered it. Just rec’d the tracking number for it today. I […]

 

Castro calls in sick, leaving his brother in command

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 11:24 am » 8 Comments

What does all this mean for the future of Cuba? MSNBC’s Robert Windrem speculates: Fidel Castro is not dead, but unlike other authoritarian regimes, Cuba already has the transition scoped out and the successor annointed: Raul Castro, the president’s younger brother and Cuba’s defense minister. While there is often discussion and gossip both inside and […]

 

ST on Allman and Smash – audio

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 10:17 am » 2 Comments

Here’s the audio from my interview this morning on the Allman and Smash show. We primarily discussed the Mel Gibson arrest incident and from that segued into modern-day anti-Semitism and outrageous statements made by elected officials in our government. Mega-thanks again to Kevin for taking care of making sure it was recorded

 

Mel Gibson’s defining moment

Posted by: ST on August 1, 2006 at 12:06 am » 29 Comments

One of the big stories buzzing around in the MSM and blogosphere the last couple of days has been that of actor/director Mel Gibson who, according to TMZ.com, was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving. In the process of his arrest, it’s been alleged that Mr. Gibson made some incredibly disparaging remarks towards two […]