A Different Kind of Blog

news and things sacred and irreverent put together by opinionated people.

Archive for February 8th, 2009

Week in Politics… hehehe

Posted by lawman2 on February 8, 2009

free-ride-sac0204cd

“This week in Washington, President Obama took time out from his busy day to read a book to a group of second graders. Did you see that on the news? It was a fairy tale about a cabinet nominee who once paid all his taxes.” –Jay Leno Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, Entertainment, Just A Caveman, Politics | 2 Comments »

Congress Is Divided Over Competing Stimulus Bills

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

08stimulus_600

The Senate agreement on a roughly $827 billion economic stimulus bill sets up tough negotiations with the House, primarily over tens of billions of dollars in aid to states and local governments, tax provisions, and education, health and renewable energy programs. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Politics | 4 Comments »

Pope to address Jews after bishop denies Holocaust

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

r

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Israel’s chief Rabbinate is resuming dialogue with the Vatican after freezing ties over a Holocaust-denying bishop and the pope will meet major Jewish groups to try to make amends, a Church source said on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Religion | 4 Comments »

Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez Tested Positive for Steroids in 2003

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

1_61_rodriguez_alex111907NEW YORK —  Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in his MVP season of 2003, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.

The New York Yankees star tested positive for two anabolic steroids, four sources told Sports Illustrated in a story posted Saturday on its Web site. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Crime, News, sports | 3 Comments »

1 dead, 134 rescued from Lake Erie

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

A helicopter flies over fishermen stranded on a slab of ice about 8 miles wide that broke free and floated away from the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie, at Oak Harbor, Ohio, Saturday,  Feb. 7, 2009. The Coast Guard said about 150 people had been trapped on the ice and rescue operations were underway about 1,000 yards off shore.

A helicopter flies over fishermen stranded on a slab of ice about 8 miles wide that broke free and floated away from the Ohio shoreline of Lake Erie, at Oak Harbor, Ohio, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. The Coast Guard said about 150 people had been trapped on the ice and rescue operations were underway about 1,000 yards off shore.

OAK HARBOR, Ohio—A miles-wide ice floe broke away Saturday from Lake Erie’s shoreline, trapping more than 130 fishermen, some for as long as four hours. One man fell into the water and later died. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News | Leave a Comment »

Pencil the Horse Rescued from Ice!

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

A dramatic rescue saves a six-year-old horse that had fallen into an ice-covered pond. The horse, named Pencil, spent hours in the frigid water with its hooves stuck in the pond’s muddy bottom – not able to move. Local 12′s Joe Webb was there.
 
For at least four hours today, Pencil the walking horse was up to his neck in a frozen pond. His owner ran a snow plow all night. When he came home around 10, Pencil didn’t come to the barn with the other horses. He went looking for him. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Entertainment, News | Leave a Comment »

Amanda Knox Fails to Keep ‘Confession’ From Co-Ed Slay Trial

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

Amanda Knox's father William, foreground right, waits for his daughter's trial to start in court in Perugia, Italy.
Amanda Knox’s father William, foreground right, waits for his daughter’s trial to start in court in Perugia, Italy.

PERUGIA, Italy —  Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, suffered a setback Friday after a judge ruled that her confession to being at the scene of the crime could stand as evidence. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Crime, News | 3 Comments »

GOP Senators Risk Political Backlash Over Support of Stimulus Bill

Posted by tothewire on February 8, 2009

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Sen. Olympia Snow, also of Maine, have broken with other Republicans to support the Democrats' plan for spending and tax cuts to

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Sen. Olympia Snow, also of Maine, have broken with other Republicans to support the Democrats' plan for spending and tax cuts to

 Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and Pennsylvania’s Arlen Specter have risked the wrath of their fellow Republicans and constituents to help push the controversial economic spending plan over the finish line Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in News, Politics | 3 Comments »

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 26 other followers