Daily Archives: October 16th, 2006 «

 

Monday/Tuesday open thread

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 8:04 pm » 13 Comments

Ok, ya’ll – tell me who you’re rooting for to go all the way in the World Series. I know St. Louis and the Mets are still battling it out to see who will represent the NL, so which of the two do you want to go? Are do we have some Detroit Tigers fans […]

 

Former US Rep. Gerry Studds passes away

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 7:41 pm » 7 Comments

My condolences to Studds’ family. I would be remiss, however, if I didn’t note the media and Congressional double standards on Studds, who admitted in 1983 to having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old male page in 1973 and also admitted to making sexual advances towards two other male pages, in comparison to […]

 

Weldongate: another October surprise?

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 7:17 pm » 2 Comments

Allah’s got the lowdown on the FBI raids (4 homes and 2 offices) that occurred today as part of an investigation into possible influence peddling by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA). This is far more serious, I think, than Foleygate, even though the organization (the liberal-leaning CREW) that contacted the DOJ about Weldon did so two […]

 

About those Lancet numbers

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 4:40 pm » 13 Comments

The much-disputed recent study by Lancet that claims over 650,000 Iraqi’s have died since the start of Iraq war is being disputed today but the anti-war Iraq Body Count website. Their claim? Lancet’s numbers are way too high. Via the IBC website: If these assertions are true, they further imply: incompetence and/or fraud on a […]

 

Support terrorists, get a slap on the wrist: Terrorist-supporting lawyer Stewart sentenced to 28 months in prison

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 3:18 pm » 15 Comments

Absolutely outrageous: NEW YORK — Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced this afternoon to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping an Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside. The 67-year-old Stewart, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, smiled as the judge announced his decision to send […]

 

Confirmed: North Korea test was indeed nuclear

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 11:53 am » 1 Comment

There had been some questions last week as to whether or not the test North Korea conducted on October 8 was of nuclear strength. Today, the US has confirmed that it was: Air samples gathered last week contain radioactive materials that confirm that North Korea conducted an underground nuclear explosion, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte’s […]

 

President Bush dedicates Air Force Memorial this past weekend

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 10:08 am » 1 Comment

This is awesome: ARLINGTON, Va. — President Bush dedicated a $30 million memorial Saturday to the millions of people who’ve served in the Air Force, in a ceremony punctuated by a thundering bomb burst formation of F-16 Fighting Falcon jets. “From this day forward, the men and women of the Air Force will have this […]

 

Duke lacrosse rape case has fallen apart

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 9:23 am » 5 Comments

Betsy Newmark has a recap of recent developments in the Duke lacrosse rape case, including an interview CBS’ Ed Bradley did on 60 Minutes last night with Duke law professor James Coleman, the other dancer who was with the accuser the night of the alleged rape (her story contradicts some of the claims being made […]

 

Terror-supporting lawyer to plea for mercy today during sentencing

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 8:58 am » 11 Comments

Joseph Goldstein reports in the NYSun: The New York lawyer who was convicted of material support for terrorism after carrying messages for her client, terrorist sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, is scheduled to be sentenced today to as much as 30 years in prison. She and her allies are pinning their hopes for leniency on a […]