Daily Archives: January 6th, 2009 «

 

About that $240,000 T-shirt case

Posted by: ST on January 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm » 2 Comments

The AFP reported earlier today on the case of a Muslim man who was awarded $240,000 from an airline (JetBlue) that made him cover up a T-shirt that apparently had a provacative Arabic message on it: NEW YORK (AFP) – An airline passenger forced to cover his T-shirt because it displayed Arabic script has been […]

 

VIDEO: Bobby Rush says Senate refusal to seat Burris was racism

Posted by: ST on January 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm » 1 Comment

Watch/listen to the video below – about 45 seconds from the end is where he gets started: And via CNN: (CNN) – Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, the new vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday President-elect Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat should not viewed as ‘the black seat.’ “Mr. Burris will be seated or […]

 

Caption This – New Year’s Edition

Posted by: ST on January 6, 2009 at 7:41 pm » 8 Comments

Hehe: Original caption: Vice President-elect, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, has a word with Vice President Dick Cheney during ceremonial swearing-in, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, before Cheney administered a re-enactment of the Senate oath.(AP/Charles Dharapak) Have at it, ya’ll! Story: VP-elect Biden sworn in for […]

 

The latest on the Franken/Coleman contest

Posted by: ST on January 6, 2009 at 7:10 pm » 3 Comments

The Minnesota bloggers over at Power Line remind everyone that the Senate race in their state is not over in spite of the fact that Franken was “declared” the winner yesterday, and argue pursuasively that Norm Coleman has legitimate legal challenges that need to be resolved. Even the liberal Star Tribune supports Coleman’s legal challenges […]

 

Will he or won’t he? The Roland Burris open thread (UPDATE 2: SEC. OF SENATE TURNS AWAY BURRIS)

Posted by: ST on January 6, 2009 at 8:34 am » 1 Comment

It’s another busy day for me, but I wanted to start an open thread for those of you keeping an eye on what’s happening in the Senate today, as Roland Burris has insisted he will try and enter onto the Senate floor as the junior Senator from Illinois: WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Former Illinois […]