Monthly Archives: July 2011

Management has spoken

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to be one of the surprise teams in Major League Baseball this season; and over the past 24 hours, the team’s management has indicated it is confident that the team can make a run at a … Continue reading

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The updated CFL power rankings

After five weeks of the season, the top two teams in the league were the bottom two one year ago. Indeed, how quickly things can change. Here are this week’s power rankings (with last week’s rankings in parentheses). Edmonton (1), … Continue reading

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Los Angeles TV news crew fired upon (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 11:45 p.m. EDT: The following tweet was sent by Los Angeles freelance journalist Edward Lawrence: Leanne Suter from ABC7 was shot in hand w/ a pellet from BB Gun during her 6p Live shot. She’s ok. 2 arrested … Continue reading

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ABC News is reporting that a debt deal is coming together (2x UPDATED)

2nd UPDATE: 11:27 p.m. EDT: The New York Times, in examining the big picture associated with the debt, suggests that President Obama could be alienating liberals as he seeks to complete a deal that will satisfy Republicans. Besides turning off … Continue reading

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Perhaps this is progress?

The Washington Post sent this news alert at 10:16 p.m. EDT: Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid announced late Saturday that negotiations with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the White House had made enough progress that he would delay consideration … Continue reading

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If he could have, then Anders Behring Breivik…

…might have attacked other targets in Oslo. According to the Associated Press, Breivik, who has confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed at least 77 people, has told investigators that he had multiple targets in mind. During a … Continue reading

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Summing up the debt talks (to the tune of Barney)

I hate you… You hate me… I’m not going to deal with thee. With a middle finger… …in your eye… I’ll blame you when the debt talks die.

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