Daily Archives: June 5th, 2007 «

 

Farewell, Charlotte Coliseum

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 8:29 pm » 9 Comments

Charlotte’s “old new” coliseum, built back in the late 80s and still beautiful when it was all but abandoned a little over ten years later, was imploded Sunday to make way for mixed use development (part business park, part residential). Here’s video of the implosion: The last use for the “old new” coliseum was to […]

 

GOP debate open thread (VIDEOS ADDED)

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 6:55 pm » 12 Comments

I’m going to catch up on some blogging, rather than liveblog tonight’s GOP presidential candidates debate, but I wanted to start an open thread devoted to the debate and news related to the candidates. Here’s a preview of what’s likely in store at tonight’s debate. The debate starts at 7pm ET. I’ll link up to […]

 

What do you get when you combine a controversial preacher and a politician?

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 6:49 pm » 2 Comments

Well, if you’re a Republican, then what you get is widespread attention in the national media, guilt by association, etc. But if you’re a Democrat, not so much. Update: Speaking of guilt by association, will the MSM hammer Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards for touring parts of South Carolina with none other than prominent Hugo […]

 

Hsu, Hsu, where are you?

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 3:04 pm » 13 Comments

.!. Fox News reports that shady Dem door Norman Hsu failed to show up today for a bail reduction hearing: DEVELOPING STORY: California businessman Norman Hsu, a former New York apparel executive and major contributor to Democratic candidates and causes, failed to appear for a bail reduction hearing Wednesday, leading to speculation that he again […]

 

Dem earmark reforms: 100 hours versus 100 days

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 1:14 pm » 1 Comment

Wish I had more time to comment on this, but wanted to post the link anyway to this editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal about Democrat promises on so-called “earmark reform” which sums up the Dems words versus their actual actions when it comes to ‘reforming Washington.’ Hat tip to Gaius at Blue Crab […]

 

Breaking: Scooter gets 30 months

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 12:18 pm » 10 Comments

Via AP: WASHINGTON – Former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Tuesday for lying and obstructing the CIA leak investigation. Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, stood calmly before a packed courtroom as a federal judge said the evidence overwhelmingly proved […]

 

Tuesday open thread

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 7:22 am » 4 Comments

Just realized I hadn’t created one of these posts in several days. Post away, ya’ll

 

“Duh” headline of the week

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2007 at 6:44 am » 2 Comments

From ABC News: Democrats Lose Their Edge Come to think of it, have they ever had an edge? The article talks about a poll which notes that Congress’ approval rating has slid back down to pre-election levels, primarily due to the Iraq war issue, which is leaving nobody happy these days. On a more interesting […]