—- It’s always sad when a good blog hangs up their hat and Southern Appeal is no exception. I always enjoyed reading the blog posts of Steve Dillard and the other contributors to the SA blog. While I’m saddened to see them closing up shop, I wish them well in all of their future endeavors.
—- Tom Maguire has a prediction posted about the Duke lacrosse case: DA Mike Nifong will drop all the remaining charges against the three accused Duke players on or by the Feb. 5th hearing.
—- Target Corp. has pulled their Che Guevara CD cases out of their stores after business columnists at Investor’s Business Daily and the Wall Street Journal made a stink about the cases bearing the image of the Commie-Marxist. (Hat tip: Tom Blumer)
—- Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Rep. and senator-elect Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have an opinion piece in today’s WaPo explaining why they believe free trade hurts.
—- The Associated Press has a rundown of strange seasonal crimes that have been committed over the last few weeks. The one I just blogged about apparently didn’t happen before the deadline for that piece
—- In the middle of his heated feud with “The View” co-host Rosie O, giving Miss USA a second chance, as well as approving the firing of Miss Nevada over some uh – shall we say “risque” – photos taken of her at a club – photos that were unbecoming of a Miss Nevada, Donald Trump has found the time to sue Palm Beach, FL in dispute over a supposedly too-tall (to Palm Beach) flagpole he has the US flag hanging on at his Mar-a-Lago Club.
—- Jim at bRight and Early wonders why a certain ‘spying’ program has been allowed to continue on for generations in this country without investigation or oversight … make sure to read that one very carefully