January 28, 2021

Urban Farming: 1000+ Marijuana Plants Found on South Side of Chicago

Via Sun Times: The 1,000 or so marijuana plants — some as tall as Christmas trees — stretched across land the size of two football fields, but it took police in a helicopter to spot the massive grow operation on the far South Side. There were no reports of any arrests Wednesday. Here’s a satellite […]

South African Airline: The Fourth Wife Flies Free!

Via NY Post: A South African airline came up with a novel promotion this week for male passengers traveling with multiple wives. Kulula Airlines, based in Johannesburg, is offering a free ticket for a man’s fourth wife if the entire family flies together between the city and Cape Town. The ad reads, “Not only will […]

Summing Up South Carolina

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 1.21.12 @ 11:56PM Newt Gingrich has accomplished what no Republican has managed to do in the post-Reagan era: beat an establishment GOP candidate in the South Carolina primary by running as a conservative insurgent, even making effective use of populist themes — […]

South Carolina Predictions

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 1.21.12 @ 9:29AM South Carolina is the state that usually rescues the frontrunner; this time around, SC primary voters are being asked to stop one. Here’s how I expect everything to shake out, with candidates listed in order of finish. 1. Newt […]

Sarah Palin to Hannity: For Newt in South Carolina

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.17.12 @ 11:39PM Interesting. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, in an interview tonight with Sean Hannity on Fox, said that she would like to see the GOP presidential race continue after South Carolina. And… drumroll… were she a resident of South Carolina, she would […]

Fox News South Carolina GOP Debate Post-Mortem

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 1.16.12 @ 11:36PM Here are my final thoughts on tonight’s Fox News South Carolina GOP Debate which took place in Myrtle Beach. Rick Perry – He was full of piss and vinegar tonight. Perry scored early when he called upon Mitt Romney to release […]

Genocide Contiunes in South Sudan

Via NYT: The trail of corpses begins about 300 yards from the corrugated metal gate of the United Nations compound and stretches for miles into the bush. There is an old man on his back, a young woman with her legs splayed and skirt bunched up around her hips, and a whole family — man, […]

Re: Romney & the South

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 11.12.11 @ 8:28AM Right after Aaron Goldstein posted this, I saw the lastest Insider Advantage poll in which Mitt Romney fell to third place in South Carolina, behind Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich. Cain has been trouncing Romney in polls throughout the South, […]

Obama Honors South Korean President with Japanese Food

Via USA Today: The White House has released the menu for tonight’s state dinner for South Korean President Lee Myung Bak, and the main course comes from Japanese cattle bred in Texas. The Texas Wagyu Beef will be served with orange-ginger fondue, sauteed kale, and roasted kabocha squash, according to the White House. The full […]

Body count grows in a South African murder mystery

In this photo taken May 1, 2010, Lolly Jackson is seen during an interview with a Johannesburg newspaper. More than a year after Jackson’s death police are still chasing his killer. Now the recent deaths of men linked to him have added to the mystery. Last month, the charred body of Jackson’s lawyer was found […]