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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Morning News

posted by on October 19 at 8:21 AM

Increasing Iraqi violence is comparable to Vietnam’s Tet Offensive, admits Bush.

Bouying billions: Immigrants in America send home $45 billion per year — homeward bound cash makes up 15% of El Salvador’s GDP.

Republican Representative Bob Ney (Ohio) is found guilty of corruption, is headed to prison and refuses to leave office.

Tamil Tiger suicide bomb — disguised as a fishing boat — kills 16 Sri Lankans, just two days after a previous attack killed 100.

Bombs, not food: North Korea faces famine.

Graying Gays: Generation of aging homos find community support and services (except Tyron Garner).

Portland! A cheap place to die!

Pre-pregnant, now pre-cancerous? Washington doctor sued for not suggesting removal of healthy ovaries for woman who was a “waking time bomb” for cancer.

PTA Punchers: Seattle school closures meeting turns violent.

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Posted by Andrew | October 19, 2006 8:45 AM

Irony of the day:

Bob Ney (R), convicted of a crime and headed for jail, refuses to step down. He confessed to his crime and pleaded guilty. No torture required.

Meanwhile... A Canadian citizen who was essentially kidnapped by the US Government, flown to Syria, tortured for almost a year, then released because even under torture they couldn't find him guilty of anything (oops, so sorry). Yesterday he was to receive a human rights award in Washington, but couldn't attend, because he is STILL ON THE TERRORIST WATCH LIST, and cannot enter the US.

America... where the guilty run free in congress, and innocent victims of our government's worst abuses can't get a travel visa.


Posted by SDA in SEA | October 19, 2006 9:00 AM

There are now rumours of another page scandal about to break. Something to do with Illinois, apparently.

Posted by Gabriel | October 19, 2006 9:00 AM

Just checked Wonkette, who's now saying that it's Republican Jerry Weller.

Posted by Gabriel | October 19, 2006 9:04 AM

They just keep turning the pages over ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 19, 2006 11:06 AM

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