Archive: Jun 2007

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    More Black Caucus

    The N&O follows up: Caucus members haven’t been shy about asking for contributions. A fundraising letter from a few years ago described a general contribution range from $50 to $400, and included a solicitation for an individual or corporation willing to pay $25,000 to underwrite a cabaret and reception.
    Sam Hieb, June 30, 2007
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    American media as Tokyo Rose

    Many who have followed the way the media has covered the War on Terror already knew this, but this puts it in terms everyone can understand: But recently, the troops have been passing around an interesting discovery. Namely, that the Japanese psychological warfare effort during World War II included…
    Locker Room contributor, June 30, 2007
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    Edd Hauser vs. WFAE: Round II

    Edd Hauser is dropping by Charlotte Talks again on Monday. Oh, what a backlog of questions we have. First and foremost, did the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce see a draft of the report before it was released? This was strongly suggested to be the plan in Dennis Rash’s March…
    Jeff Taylor, June 30, 2007
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    "Anybody at anytime can ask us to study anything"

    That’s UNCC’s official explanation of how the pro-CATS study from the Center for Transportation Studies came to be. Tuck that one away. It will come in handy when the time comes to square all the promises made with regard to, say, the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Other than that, what…
    Jeff Taylor, June 30, 2007
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    Conspiracy loon central calls the foiled London bombing “a crock of crap”

    “London Bomb–What a Crock of Crap!!” is the headline over on Alex Jones’ “Prison Planet” site. (The second exclamation point means he’s really serious.) Yes, there’s your “truth guru,” nincompoops. Fresh from declaring the Virginia Tech massacre a ““government black op” campaign to ban guns, he is…
    Locker Room contributor, June 29, 2007
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    Both Edwardses are ‘fraidy cats

    First John Edwards refused to go on Fox News for a presidential candidate’s debate, and now his wife, after insinuating herself on Hardball to jump on Ann Coulter long distance, is afraid to go on The O’Reilly Factor where people would actually see her. As O’Reilly tells it:…
    Locker Room contributor, June 29, 2007
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    Re: Brainstorm

    Paul, “Brainstorm” was being filmed in Durham when I first got to Duke in September 1981 to go to grad school. Most of the filming here was out at the then-Burroughs Wellcome building in the RTP, but, having been a lifelong Natalie Wood fan, I was hoping to get a…
    Locker Room contributor, June 29, 2007
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    Hamas Mickey Mouse martyred

    No, the Hamas Mickey Mouse is not a joke (see the screen capture below), and neither is this: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – A Mickey Mouse lookalike who preached Islamic domination on a Hamas- affiliated children’s television program was beaten to death in the show’s final…
    Locker Room contributor, June 29, 2007