Monthly Archives: September 2006 «

 

Stepping away (Weekend open thread)

Posted by: ST on September 29, 2006 at 8:11 pm » 23 Comments

There are some things going on in the blogosphere right now (check out Wonkette, HotAir, and Malkin’s for more) that I don’t want to be a part of, even as a blogger standing on the sidelines watching it all play out. So I am stepping away from blogging for the next couple of days until […]

 

REMINDER: Carolina FreedomNet 2006

Posted by: ST on September 29, 2006 at 4:50 pm » 6 Comments

Here are the details of the upcoming NC conservative blogger conference I posted about a several weeks ago. It’s on Saturday October 7th at the Sheraton Greensboro (NC) – Koury Convention Center from 8-2. Yours truly will be there and will also on one of the panels. Will be my first blog conference and obviously […]

 

US Rep. Mark Foley: Good riddance

Posted by: ST on September 29, 2006 at 3:25 pm » 26 Comments

Here’s the scoop on US Rep. Mark Foley’s (R-FL) decision to step down from the House over rumors he was soliciting sex from an underage (16 y/o) male page. I read the rumors about the intial charges earlier at RawStory, and like Allah, didn’t want to post about them until they could be substantiated. Looks […]

 

Senator Pat Leahy: a historical retrospective

Posted by: ST on September 29, 2006 at 10:10 am » 3 Comments

Sort of Update: In other Congressional news – this time, the not so funny kind – Rep. Jack Murtha won’t be happy to see this. (Hat tip: Leo Pusateri at B4B) Prior: Senator Pat Leahy: We’ll become just like the Taliban, Saddam’s Iraq if detainee bill passes (SENATE VOTE: Yeas 65, Nays 34)

 

Confronting global warming hysteria: Sen. James Inhofe takes on CNN and the rest of the MSM

Posted by: ST on September 29, 2006 at 9:04 am » 91 Comments

We’ve all read about the hysteria surrounding claims of “global warming”, most noteably coming from Al “Inconvenient Truth” Gore (read about his latest global warming rant here). Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is a well-known critic of the theory of global warming and its alarmists, and made a speech on Monday on the Senate floor to […]

 

Senator Pat Leahy: We’ll become just like the Taliban, Saddam’s Iraq if detainee bill passes (SENATE VOTE: Yeas 65, Nays 34)

Posted by: ST on September 28, 2006 at 3:50 pm » 27 Comments

This, I suppose, is Leahy’s way of trying to look tough on terror. Greg Tinti has the video and transcript. Sound familiar? Here’s the latest on the Senate debate on the bill. The Republicans in the Senate displayed some backbone on this one, rejecting the moderate Republican Arlen Specter’s amendment to the bill, which, according […]

 

Thursday open thread

Posted by: ST on September 28, 2006 at 1:15 pm » 6 Comments

Isn’t it beautiful? Caption: A swan smoothens its plumage in a pond in the southern Russian city of Stavropol September 28, 2006. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA)

 

Did Webb use the “n” word, too?

Posted by: ST on September 28, 2006 at 1:00 pm » 5 Comments

Yesterday, I blogged about Larry Sabato clarifying his remarks on whether or not he’d actually heard Senator George Allen use the “n” word. In that post, I also referenced an article nothing his opponent Jim Webb’s shiftiness over answering a question about whether or not he’d used the word. Well, the intrigue over that continues […]

 

Senate and House race polls

Posted by: ST on September 28, 2006 at 11:49 am » 3 Comments

Real Clear Politics has the latest. Bookmark that page (and this one, too) and check them frequently between now and November. RCP’s got the wrong link up for the CT Senate race between Lieberman and Lamont, but the latest poll is showing the Senator ahead of Lamont by 10 points. In other election-related news, the […]

 

Inscriptions on Arizona 9-11 Memorial to be reviewed

Posted by: ST on September 28, 2006 at 10:05 am » 8 Comments

A bit of good news this morning: The commission that approved the location for the 9/11 Memorial at the State Capitol will look at controversial statements on the sculpture to see if they should be removed. Tom Smith, a former Republican lawmaker and chairman of the Legislative Governmental Mall Commission, said the group never reviewed […]