Monthly Archives: August 2008

Rezko Sentencing Hearing Set

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Rezko’s lawyers asked for an extension from September 3rd to prepare for the sentencing hearing.

A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of convicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko by nearly two months, pushing his sentencing hearing back to Oct. 28 — one week before the presidential election.

Bringing Rezko back into the spotlight – what timing.

Welcome Hot Air readers!


Say It Really Fast

Victoria at Sundries brings this comment from a NYT article about Joe Biden. She has composed a little ditty about it.

I have composed a bumper sticker.

Obama-Biden Bumpersticker

Obama-Biden Bumpersticker

Say it really fast. What does it sound like?

Added:

Obama Biden bumper sticker 2

Obama Biden bumper sticker 2

Breathless Anticipation

That’s the media regarding VP picks on both sides.

You’ll know when you know.

Just wait and see.

Stop stressing out over rumours of this and rumours of that.

Quote of the Day

Overheard on the Kelly’s Court segment of American’s Newroom on FNC this morning. They were discussing the Bigfoot hoax, where a couple of guys sold a frozen rubber gorilla suit saying it was a real, dead, Bigfoot to Tom Biscardi.

Mark Eiglarsh said it was fraud and Lee Armstrong had the line…

You know, the law protects the weak, it doesn’t protect the stupid.

Love that line.

He continued with: If somebody calls you up and says, “I have Bigfoot in a fridge get out your checkbook,” and you write a check and it turns out you don’t recover, I wouldn’t be so surprised. Let’s treat this like an intervention, “Hey Mark, here’s breaking news, Bigfoot probably not real, unicorns, leprechauns not real either.”

Megyn Kelly: Next you’re going to be taking aim at Santa.

Lee Armstrong: No. Never. That’s totally real, especially for any kids that are watching. One last point: Loch Ness Monster is real. How do I know Mark? He’s swimming in my pool right now and I will offer him to you for $200. Now when you don’t get it and it turns out to be a float don’t be surprised if the police start laughing at you.

Sue

We went and saw her at the Field Museum on Friday, the last day of summer before school started. It was also the first day of the Chicago Air & Water Show and waiting for the bus back to the train station we saw some really cool flying by the Blue Angels over the Museum Campus.

Sue the T-Rex

Sue the T-Rex

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Monday Morning Musings

It’s the first day of school. From 8:20 a.m. until 9:55 a.m. – tomorrow starts normal days, until 2:55 p.m.

When I was a kid, we started the day after Labor Day and ended in the middle of June, now they start in the middle of August (it seems earlier in August every year…) and end in May.

Late last Wednesday, early Thursday, I was commenting at a post at Althouse’s about the Los Angeles ban on new fast food places in poor neighborhoods. I started listing the fast (and not so fast) food choices in walking distance and further. There are a lot of food choices in my area.

Walking distance: Popeye’s, Wendy’s, Panera Bread, Jimano’s Pizza, Chili’s, Panda Express, Dunkin Donuts, Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, McDonald’s, Arby’s, and Subway inside WalMart.

Coming in across the tracks and just a bit farther than WalMart: Jimmy John’s sandwiches, Starbucks, and Little Cesars {pizza pizza}.

Not in my walking distance and the other way down the main drag: A small local chain that sells hot dogs, hamburgers and gyros, Burger King, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s/A&W Root Beer, a Chinese place, KFC, Dairy Queen, Pizza Hut, and numerous taquerias. There’s a Domino’s Pizza in there somewhere too.

That’s a lot in a space of about a mile and a half.


Joust

At the Bristol Renaissance Faire we also saw a Royal Joust.

A Thirsty Knight

A Thirsty Knight

Our Knight and his Squire

Our Knight and his Squire

A Royal Joust

A Royal Joust

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