Joseph Cao defeats 9 term indicted Jefferson D-La ..

In the last of the elections, today in Louisiana, Joseph Cao, running for the Republican seat,defeated the 16 count-indicted Congressman William Jefferson. Turnout was down as expected in the traditional Democratic base, allowing the relative unknown to take a traditionally safe Democratic seat.

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

Joseph Cao in New Orleans campaigning for Republican U.S. Congress, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. ( AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)

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December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Housing, Obama Administration, Politics. 1 comment.

General Eric Shinseki named Secretary of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Richard Cody (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Gen. Eric Shinseki (center), Army chief of staff, and Task Force Rakkasan commander Col. Frank Wiercinski begin an awards ceremony for heroism and valor during Operation Anaconda. The ceremony was held at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on April 6. Photo by Spc. George Allen, 314th Press Camp Headquarters

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Richard Cody (left), commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Gen. Eric Shinseki (center), Army chief of staff, and Task Force Rakkasan commander Col. Frank Wiercinski begin an awards ceremony for heroism and valor during Operation Anaconda. The ceremony was held at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan on April 6. Photo by Spc. George Allen, 314th Press Camp Headquarters

General Shinseki, former US Army Chief of Staff, has been selected to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the incoming Administration. The announcement will come from PEBO on Meet the Press Sunday.

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December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Obama Administration, Politics, Terrorism. 4 comments.

NAVY wins 7th Straight

A deployed US Navy carrier squadron’s version of the music video for “Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas. Also check out (their) video of “Hey Ya” by Outkast.

…Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo didn’t skip a beat in his first year leading the Mids since Paul Johnson left for Georgia Tech. Niumatalolo became the second service academy coach to win the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in his first year, joining Navy’s George Welsh in 1973.

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…Shun White ran for 148 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead bowl-bound Navy over Army 34-0 Saturday for its seventh straight win in the storied rivalry between service academies…

Some Navy fans held a sign that read: “Congress, bail out Army!”….

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December 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , . ARMY NAVY GAME, Black Eyed Peas, NAVY, NAVY CARRIER SQUADRON, Politics. Leave a comment.

Request Line: For Footsoldier: Happy Birthday (Born to Be Alive)

what a nice bounce the markets gave us yesterday in honor of Footy’s birthday weekend..

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December 6, 2008. Tags: . Disco, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Leave a comment.

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