Archive: Aug 2007 (page 4)

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    Special Session, Override of Gov. Easley’s Veto

    Of course, they wouldn’t call it unless they had counted the votes.  Don’t count on a difference of opinion between the party’s on this one.  Even GOP folks love to forego tax revenues and support corporate welfare.  Rumor mill has 30 GOP and about 55 Dem votes to override…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Carrington’s photo keeps on giving

    We should have thought of this. An enterprising blogger looked at Don’s high-res photo of John Edwards’ mansion in Chapel Hill and counted the SUVs in the various driveways. Why did he to this? Because of something Edwards said on Tuesday: “I think Americans…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Re: Latest Fredudential campaign news

    Right, Jon, and surely you see that Thompson’s announcement would fail to confirm those who deny reports that he does not intend to contradict suggestions he isn’t, de facto, a non-candidate. In fact, the opposite is true. At least, we all hope so.
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Latest presidential campaign news

    Reportedly, Fred Thompson has said that tomorrow he is going to issue an announcement spelling out his definite intention to give a clear statement outlining his decision to state unequivocally that on Sept. 6, he might announce his campaign for president.
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Deviant restroom behavior of the future

    Slate has it pegged in this fictitious report by an undercover cop of the future: At 1217 hours, I saw suspect swipe his hand under the divider for a few seconds, a possible sign of support for charter schools. Suspect repeated this motion again, from…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Here Come the CATS Police

    This week’s Rhino Times confirms my suspicions, CATS will soon have it own police force. The Rhino reports that the Charlotte city council the other night spent $2 million to enter into a contract with Allied Barton Security Services to provide patrol officers for CATS locations. Bonus Observation:…
    Jeff Taylor, August 30, 2007
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    Should have read the Wiki

    Next month the New York City schools are opening the Khalil Gibran International Academy to teach Arabic and Islamic culture. Two minor problems: 1. Gibran wasn’t Arabic 2. He wasn’t Islamic either One scholarly resource [/sarc] could have tipped them off that Gibran was (1)Lebanese and (2) Marionite…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007
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    Market factors influence the price of gasoline. This is actually news to some.

    Gasoline-price increases in the spring and summer of 2006 were not the result of antitrust violations by oil companies or refiners, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said. “The 2006 price increases were caused by a confluence of factors reflecting the normal operation of the market,” the commission said in…
    Locker Room contributor, August 30, 2007