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Friday, September 8, 2006

Morning News

Posted by on September 8 at 8:44 AM

A suicide bomb in Kabul kills 16, including 2 American soldiers, just as NATO meets to discuss deploying more troops to Afghanistan.

Israel lifts the naval blockade from Lebanon and says all troops “could be removed within two weeks.”

There’s dissent among Republican politicians about Bush’s plan to try terror suspects in military tribunals but the admin is pushing ahead anyway and also asking for greater wire-tapping authority while it’s at it.

Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Institute have received more than $2.5 million in donations from the Walton Family Foundation over the past six years — does this make it testy territory for them to inform reporters and advise politicians on Wal-Mart policy?

ABC re-edits parts of its 9/11 “docu-drama” after receiving negative attention from Democrats and Sloggers about the film’s perceived blaming of the Clinton administration for the attacks.

“Pure Passion” a tv show hosted by “ex-gays” will debut this Septemeber on two Christian networks.

Today also marks the anniversary of the beginning of the seige of Leningrad, which lasted 872 long, shitty days and led to the demise of the city’s zoo animals at the hands of starving townsfolk.

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I'm sure it was the attention from Sloggers that clinched it.

Incidentally, I hope people will focus some of this Path to 9/11 letter-writing campaign at the BBC too, since they are planning on screening it here at the same time.

You mean they let the people eat the zoo? That clearly was the greatest tragedy of the Siege of Leningrad. Never mind the 1.1 million people who starved to death, clearly anyone hungry enough to eat a hippo is to far gone, and should have been feed to a monkey! Screw people, its animals that really count!

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