Daily Archives: September 28, 2005


Notice anything about this picture?
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It’s a screen shot from tonight’s episode of Lost. Just a few seconds, but there.

Yes, that’s the World Trade Center you can see out of the window.

This is a flashback scene that takes place prior to 9/11/01.

Thank you Lost.

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The Memorial Has Been Taken Back!

Via Ankle Biting Pundits

The International Freedom Center has been ousted from the 9/11 Memorial site.

Governor Pataki said:

“Freedom should unify us. This center has not,” Pataki said. “Today there remains too much opposition, too much controversy over the programming of the IFC and we must move forward with our first priority, the creation of an inspiring memorial to pay tribute to our lost loved ones and tell their stories to the world.”

Pataki said the Freedom Center could not occupy space in a cultural building located near the proposed trade center memorial, but left open the possibility that the center could find a home elsewhere on the 16-acre site.

The governor said he would direct the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. — the agency he created to rebuild the site — to explore alternate locations for the center.

The Freedom Center said:

“We are deeply disappointed that the will could not be found to continue the development of the International Freedom Center at this hallowed site,” the Freedom Center said in a statement. “We do not believe there is a viable alternative place for the IFC at the World Trade Center site.”

“We consider our work, therefore, to have been brought to an end.”

Translation: If we can’t play with the toys we want, we don’t want to play at all.

Congratulations to Debra Burlingame and the Take Back The Memorial Foundation!

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The DeLay Indictment

There’s lots of stuff over at Michelle Malkin about the DeLay indictment. I’m under the weather so I won’t be digging deep on this for a few days, but here’s my first thought: If I’m running the DA’s office and I’ve got a solid case against one of the most powerful Republicans in the country, I’d want the prosecutor handling the file to be about as politically clean as humanly possible. I’d also make sure every aspect of my case was solid, and I mean solid, starting with a clearly written, unequivocal and highly persuasive indictment. It seems that the opposite is the case here, on both counts.

Time will tell whether DeLay’s charges of abuse of office against the DA turn out to be true, but at this point the prima facie case against the DA appears stronger than the DA’s case against DeLay.
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