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Archive: June, 2006

POSTED: Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 10:03 AM
Filed Under: Family Business

Img_1279The good news? There's good news? We won't have those box elder bugs around much longer.

That's a big old tree in our yard. Literally in our yard. So sad.

UPDATE: Ah, make that a mulberry tree, which would explain the berries.

Posted 06/28/2006 10:43:09 AM
POSTED: Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 4:05 PM
Filed Under: Prison News

Pleasefencemein_1Why would a South Philly construction worker want to chain himself to a doghouse for two weeks?

Love, of course.

Not just for the new Chevy Aveo he could win, but for Rocky.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 10:37 AM
Filed Under: Money

Tree 20_1 That 140-year-old American elm pictured on the back of a $20 bill?


The heavy rains took down the tree that stood sentry by the White House since the days of Andrew Johnson.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 9:23 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Viagra We take no joy in Rush Limbaugh's detainment at Palm Beach International Airport yesterday, or the discovery that he was packing a vial of Viagra, because our mother taught us to never make light of another's infirmities.

But can we at least share some of the better headlines we've read about it this morning in the blogosphere?

Keeping It Up (Billmon)

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 8:47 AM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

The Swiftboating of Murtha.

Posted 06/27/2006 11:52:14 AM
I'm amazed that this web site designer is surprised at the comments she received.  The level of disgust with the Bush administration is palpable and a backlash was inevitable.  The level of frustration is understood in light of the right wing media doing Bush's p.r. work for him and not remaining neutral.  The SWIFT Boat thrashing of Kerry was never documented or proved yet the media kept hammering away at it.  For a known draft dodger, DUI convict and child of privilege to set up a straw organization to hurl unfounded accusations at a documented, proven war hero is criminal.  Kerry shouldn't have let his record stand on it's own he should have called these guys and Bush out - for goodness sakes Cheney never served.  It's amazing and surreal that the press never called the administration on it.  The press's dereliction of duty to separate the truth from dirty campaign tricks and to inform the public accurately of the truth has given way to taking sides and courting favor.

God forbid the media speak the truth because their corporate owners may have a real stake in the game and not like the truth.  Editors, newsmen and broadcasters should be insulated from the fear of job loss for telling the truth.  There should be a mechanism even a law that prevents undue, influence and the conflict of interest from coloring or plain ignoring the truth.  The duty to the readers and viewers needs to come first.  Even bloggers and web designers if they are going to publish need to fact check and provide and speak the truth.  Taking money to publish fabrications is not moral, is not right, it’s not even right wing in fact I would add it’s treasonous.  We all as citizens should be the "good citizen" in true Jeffersonian fashion and conduct our actions and words in a manner that is good for the country first.  Self interest is tearing the very fabric of society apart both here and abroad.  Those in a position of power should set the example of integrity and honor.  Our democracy suffers for it and so does the world.

Posted 06/27/2006 01:06:07 PM
The owner of the website is a web designer by trade?

After viewing that website I have to say I am not impressed.

- Ryan

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 7:22 AM
Filed Under: Education

Remember the embarrassment of riches that Archmere Academy found itself with, having accepting a million dollars to slap the soiled Capano name over the Delaware private school's student life center?

Never mind.

The school's board of directors met last night and decided to find "the appropriate means of recognizing, in some other way," Louis Capano Jr.'s gift in honor of his parents.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 6:22 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Jones Ok, they battled back from 6 - 0 and touched Papelbon before rolling over in extra innings. But by dropping three to the Red Sox, the Phils have lost their fifth series in a row. They're a fin below .500. Their ace has control problems. Their bullpen leaks. Their manager seems to spend the whole game with his head in his hand. Blame's traveling around the horn. How about we start with Philadelphians?

That's the view of The Phanatic, a season-old blog by a Philly sportswriter named John McMullen. Blame the whole city.

McMullen, a staffer for, starts off his post by ripping former Phillie pitcher Todd Jones for ripping Philadelphia fans in the current Sporting News.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 3:10 PM
Filed Under: Sports

FreakingphillyWho knew the Phillie Phanatic was a really a mood ring?

Team spokesman Blade Woggs explains the new look to Phreaking Philly.

Anthony Preziosi
Posted 06/27/2006 03:32:28 PM
Given the current state of the organization, perhaps disguises are in order for Phillies management as well.
Posted 06/27/2006 03:34:02 PM
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