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BEACH BUDDY: Hannah's dog, Penny, on Hilton Head's Driessen Beach.
Dogs. They stink. They shed. They drool.
And we love them.
If you don't love dogs - really love them - click on out of here. Go on, git! Shoo! This blog isn't for you. Thanks for coming, and good-bye.
My favorite part of president-elect Barack Obama's acceptance speech: "Sasha and Malia ... I love you both more than you can imagine. And you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the new White House."
Out today is the comedy "Role Models." Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen/friends who find themselves in heaps of trouble when they end up wrecking a company truck. When the case goes to trial, the court offers jail time or 150 hours in a mentorship program. So in efforts to avoid the slammer, the friends take on the program. What starts out as a good idea, soon goes bad when they realize they shockingly have made the wrong choice.
I know it's playoff time, and trust me, we'll cover that in plenty of detail (just in case the coverage in Friday's paper wasn't enough to tide you over until kickoff) but I first want to hand out some props to some area football coaches who deserve some praise.
My first shout-out goes to Battery Creek coach Carlos Cave. Cave, of course, has led the Dolphins to the playoffs for the first time since 2003, but that's not why I'm praising him here. This shout-out is about something he did off the field, something few people probably know about.
President-elect Obama won North Carolina on Thursday, a triumph that underscored his political strength as he turned nine states that President Bush won in 2004 to Democratic blue.
We at the Guide have come up with these Suggested Names for the Obamas' New Puppy. (Yeah, that's a lame lead-in, but frankly, this is like the only funny Obama-related thing we could come up with. If the nation's self-appointed comics are to survive, this guy need to get lamer, fast.)
Please make your own suggestions in the comments (though the following are outlawed: -Blank- The Plumber, You Betcha, Wealth Redistributor and Phyllis).
Listen, we know the Packet site isn't the easiest ship to navigate, but if you made it this far you'd be well served to check out Tim Donnelly's Last Day On The Job Live Election Blogging Extravaganza, which features, at press time, advice on where to get free chicken, several jokes about my son and a story about BMW drivers flipping off teen girls on the side of the road. I am going to link it again HERE SO YOU CAN READ IT AT ONCE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: A Change We Can Believe In
Spartanburg, SC | November 03, 2007
One year from now, you will have the chance to walk into a voting booth, pull back the curtain, and choose the next President of the United States.
Here's the good news - for the first time in a long time, the name George Bush will not appear on the ballot. The name Dick Cheney will not appear on the ballot. The era of Scooter Libby justice, and Brownie incompetence, and the Karl Rove politics of fear and cynicism will be over.
Rock City on Persimmon Street in Bluffton shut its doors this weekend, due to what Mitchell Trupia called financial troubles. The club's MySpace page also has the club shut down. Trupia said a press release would be coming soon, possibly later today.