Daily Archives: December 31st, 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 […]