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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Morning News

posted by on December 26 at 8:00 AM

The new congress’s first bipartisan group project: drafting an immigration bill. We’ll see how long the gloves stay off.

Yanked from the Macy’s post-Christmas racks: dog hair Diddy jackets.

Not the green Christmas retailers dreamed of: sales fall short despite late rush.

A byproduct of chaos in Afghanistan: better, deadlier smack.

A sign of annoyances to come: one airline to allow cell phone blabber in the air.

Having too many tots: it’ll kill you quicker.

The anti-Hillary: the French flirt with a new spin on female political ascendancy.

Local drunks: cheating the system.

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If you have more kids you could kill yourself,
"the more children a couple produced, the higher their risk of early death."
"And the larger the family, the more likely children were to die before the age of 18"

Posted by Brian | December 26, 2006 9:14 AM

I would like to see legislation permitting the murder and midair ejection of cell phone users in flight.

Posted by Fnarf | December 26, 2006 9:16 AM

I would also like to point out that the story "Rush at End, but Holiday Sales Fall Short" was actually written in 1959, and has been used every Christmas without fail since then.

Posted by Fnarf | December 26, 2006 9:18 AM

The faux-fur from the Macy's jackets (faux because it's hair not fur I guess) is not from a dog (it's not in the Genus Canis) but from a canid species otherwise known as the Tanuki -

I'm not sure which is more disturbing: harvesting dog skins vs harvesting the skins of a "jolly little bear-like animal, wearing a large straw hat and carrying a bottle of sake, and most unabashedly propped on top of his own enormous, dragging scrotum"

Posted by kinaidos | December 26, 2006 9:44 AM

Ya can't wait to hear the useless calls people will have on all planes. You know the calls, the ones they make all of us listen too on buses and in restaurants.
"Then she said Blah! Blah! and she is" like" not talking to him and "like" is really Weird" anyway and "like" you know "like" Whatever! (for 2 hrs)

Posted by -B- | December 26, 2006 10:05 AM

"Which is Better: Fake Racoon Dog or Real Raccon Dog Fur Trim?"[sic]

asks the Blog, Treehugger.

Setting aside the Humane Society claim that the racoon-dog is 'dog like' (as opposed to being an actual domestic dog), which choice would be environmentally superior: 1.) a new jacket without trim; 2.) a new jacket with a petroleum-based faux fur trim; 3.) an honestly labeled new jacket with real fur trim; or, 4.) a used jacket with fur trim?
Posted by Laurence Ballard | December 26, 2006 10:18 AM

but seriously, is there no place we can lodge a protest at this preposterous idea of allowing cell phone calls in air? It is a terrible, terrible idea.

Posted by roots | December 26, 2006 3:16 PM

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