Daily Archives: December 15th, 2006 «

 

Friday open thread

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 7:48 pm » 12 Comments

You have to check out the following video of a home that has lights synchronized to various Christmas songs – it’s amazing! Can you imagine being this guy’s next door neighbor, though? LOL! Update: OMG – check THIS one out, done to Wizards of Winter by Trans Siberian Orchestra (Hat tip: chard in the comment […]

 

Members of the military, others, respond to Rep. Rangel and Sen. Kerry’s insults about their education

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 4:38 pm » 6 Comments

First, a recap of Rangel’s and Kerry’s comments about our troops: Rep. Rangel – 11/26/06: “I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just […]

 

The WaPo movie review of “The Pursuit of Happyness”

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 4:16 pm » 3 Comments

I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Will Smith’s new movie The Pursuit of Happyness, in which he stars as a homeless father who has this ‘never say quit’ attitude towards succeeding. A brief synopsis of the movie: The rousing, true-life story of a single dad who went from living on the streets to […]

 

The Congressional divide

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 3:35 pm » 2 Comments

With the speculation on what the Senate would look like should Senator Tim Johnson be unable to serve out the remainder of his term in Congress (good news: it looks like he’s getting better) reaching fever pitch, Alex Kamen at the Washington Post weighs in with this timely piece about the 83rd Congress from 1953 […]

 

Kerry volunteers to talk to Iran and Syria

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 10:59 am » 12 Comments

I guess old habits die hard. Allah’s got the details. Update: On a more serious note, author and historian Arthur Herman has a must-read piece up at Commentary Online which discusses how he believes the US should respond to Iran: But, as I have tried to show, the most immediate menace Iran poses is not […]

 

John Hawkins interviews 2008 Republican pres. contender Rep. Duncan Hunter

Posted by: ST on December 15, 2006 at 9:33 am » 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about Rep. Duncan Hunter (52nd District in CA), who has thrown his hat in the ring as a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2008. I know he’s not well known, but the guy is definitely worth a second look and thankfully, John Hawkins has helped […]