Jan 102011
 

On the night of October 28, 2000 we attended a Tina Turner concert at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. Reunion Arena has since been demolished and a parking lot stands in its place now, but the memories of that night will live on forever. I can honestly say it was the best concert I’ve ever attended. I was very surprised to find this video online. I remember this as though it were only yesterday…

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Jan 102011
 

It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Honestly.

Judge sentences Tom DeLay to 3 years in prison

Tom DeLay
Tom DeLay

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge ordered former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison Monday for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002.

The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The Republican who represented the Houston area was once one of the most powerful people in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 job in the House of Representatives. During a several-minute statement to the judge prior to sentencing, DeLay repeated his longstanding claims that the prosecution was politically motivated and that he never intended to break the law.

“I can’t be remorseful for something I don’t think I did,” DeLay said.

Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.

I will be very surprised if he serves a day in prison, but isn’t it fun to watch justice being served?