Monthly Archives: December 2006 «

 

Just a few hours away from 2007

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2006 at 5:27 pm » 15 Comments

Here are some New Year-related links for your perusal: —- Australia, of course, has already celebrated the new year with a beautiful fireworks display at the Sydney Harbor Bridge. —- Here are photos of other New Year fireworks displays from places already into the New Year. More here. —- In the meantime, Bangkok is ringing […]

 

Carolina Panthers at the New Orleans Saints

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2006 at 11:59 am » 10 Comments

In addition to a win over the Saints today, we needed a Giants loss yesterday and a Packers loss tonight against Chicago to make it into the playoffs. Well, today’s game is now meaningless for the Panthers as the Giants beat Washington yesterday. Speaking of Green Bay, they still have a very slim chance of […]

 

Are Americans spoiled brats?

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2006 at 11:20 am » 4 Comments

ST reader Sev sends along this story, written by Craig Smith. Smith took a look at some poll numbers that said nearly 70% of people in this country were unhappy with the direction this nation was headed and concluded that we are indeed spoiled brats: So being the knuckle dragger I am, I starting thinking, […]

 

Honoring President Gerald Ford

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2006 at 10:27 am » 1 Comment

The Associated Press has a nice write up and recap of the arrival of Ford’s casket at the Capitol yesterday: With the thunder of cannon and the whistle of a bos’n pipe, the nation’s capital honored Gerald R. Ford’s memory Saturday in funeral ceremonies recalling the touchstones of his life, from combat in the Pacific […]

 

Incoming House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers admits to ethics violations

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2006 at 10:17 am » 4 Comments

And in turn, the House Ethics Committee punishes him by issuing a statement that essentially says that Rep. Conyers, who is also a proponent of impeaching President Bush, should refrain from doing it again. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised before and after the elections that the Democratic Congress would be the “most ethical Congress […]

 

New Year’s weekend open thread

Posted by: ST on December 30, 2006 at 11:15 am » 11 Comments

Got some post-Christmas cleaning (heh) and decoration re-storing to do so I’ll be away from the blog most of the day. The big news of the weekend obviously is the execution of Saddam Hussein so use this open thread to talk about him or whatever you like. Be back later

 

More bad news for Mike Nifong

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2006 at 11:31 pm » Comments Off

On Thursday, the North Carolina state bar filed an ethics complaint against the embattled DA in the Duke lacrosse rape case. Now the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys have called for him to step down from the case. Via ABC News: Dec. 29, 2006 — In yet another moral blow to Durham County District […]

 

Some Democrats will support ‘spending restrictions’ on the Iraq war

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2006 at 5:34 pm » 6 Comments

Because it’s “time to get out.” Via the Brattleboro Reformer: WASHINGTON — Fearing President Bush is poised to escalate the Iraq war, several New England Democrats said they will support spending restrictions to block a potential troop surge, or even leverage a withdrawal. It is a challenging maneuver that could crosscut the promises of their […]

 

Guess it’s time for me to start doing those dishes

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2006 at 5:05 pm » 7 Comments

The BBC is reporting that a new study suggests that women who do a ‘moderate’ amount of housework are cutting the risk of getting breast cancer: Women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study suggests. The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found […]

 

Saddam’s execution “imminent”? (UPDATE II: SADDAM EXECUTED)

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2006 at 4:51 pm » 19 Comments

Rumors and news stories are swirling that the former Iraqi dictator who the US captured and ousted in 2003 will be executed this weekend. Hot Air and Malkin are on top of the latest developments. Jules Crittenden speculates on the time the execution will occur and has a link roundup of other opinions. In the […]