Daily Archives: April 25th, 2007 «

 

Weds/Thurs open thread

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 9:25 pm » 13 Comments

Your humble blogstress is wiped out. See ya’ll in the a.m. Photo courtesy: AFP/Karen Bleier

 

Dem candidates funded by hedge fund firms

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 2:15 pm » 7 Comments

Democrats will whine day in and day out about how evil “the rich” are, but they sure don’t mind taking campaign contributions from the very types of people they complain the most about (emphasis added): WASHINGTON – Two years ago, former senator John Edwards of North Carolina, gearing up for his second run at the […]

 

Raleigh News and Observer columnist Ruth Sheehan apologizes for presuming Duke lacrosse players were guilty

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 10:57 am » 6 Comments

How refreshing: Members of the men’s Duke lacrosse team: I am sorry. Surely by now you know I am sorry. I am writing these words now, and in this form, as a bookend to 13 months of Duke lacrosse coverage, my role in which started with a March 27 column that began: “Members of the […]

 

Reality show for a 2008 ‘independent’ presidential candidate in the works

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 10:17 am » 2 Comments

Interesting. Via AP: LOS ANGELES (AP) – The online social networking site MySpace and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are teaming to launch the search for an independent presidential candidate. The political reality show “Independent” comes with a $1 million cash prize and a catch: the winner can’t keep the money. The prize can be […]

 

New evidence exonerating Haditha Marines?

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 10:00 am » 4 Comments

This story from Newsmax is making the rounds so I figured I would link to it, even though I usually take what Newsmax says with a grain of salt (sometimes they’re accurate, sometimes they’re not – then again, so is the NYT …). Some of the claims made: Although the prosecutors said they needed more […]

 

Southwest Airlines and “Red Friday”

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 9:07 am » 7 Comments

Robert Bluey has a great post up about Southwest Airlines’ decision to encourage their employees to show their patriotism on Fridays by wearing red: Southwest Airlines is taking patriotism to a new level. My favorite airline has stepped to the forefront of the Red Fridays campaign, which encourages Americans to wear red on Fridays in […]

 

Rosie O. to leave The View?

Posted by: ST on April 25, 2007 at 8:35 am » 18 Comments

The online tabloid website TMZ has the scoop: There is a strong buzz in Hollywood that Rosie O’Donnell will announce Wednesday (April 25th) that she is leaving “The View.” If it happens, it’s likely Rosie will stick it out through the end of the season. TMZ has spoken with multiple industry people who say the […]