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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Morning News

posted by on December 27 at 8:00 AM

895: Days Gerald Ford and his giant lapels served in the office of president. He died last night.

10: Years since the last new Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Until now.

15: Minutes it can take for death following hanging. A court upheld Saddam’s death sentence. Will it be on YouTube?

284,000: Dollars recovered by local investigators from the $8 million swindled by a tech-investment con artist.

260: Estimated number dead in a pipeline explosion in Lagos. And still no one cares.

1 million: Number of cases in a new FBI master database of criminal records. Privacy advocates say eek!

7324.3: Miles away from Iraq (Baghdad, specifically) President George Bush had to remove himself to go do some thinking about what’s wrong in Iraq. He’s in Crawford.

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God bless Gerald R. Ford.

Posted by Chip Chipmunk | December 27, 2006 8:35 AM

Anyone have an opinion on the Akintunde Akinleye photo from Lagos? It's stunning, but also looks suprisingly Photoshopped - so Photoshopped, in fact, that I bet it's not.

Posted by Brie | December 27, 2006 8:50 AM
Posted by charles | December 27, 2006 10:08 AM

It doesn't look Photoshopped, it looks surreal. It's one of those photos of tragedies that's disturbingly beautiful.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 27, 2006 10:19 AM

Israelis did not stop building settlements in the West Bank 10 years ago. They just privatized it, with the Israeli government giving cover to all the illegal "settler" camps and incorporating many within the socalled green line as if they had government sponsorship. The substantive effect of Israel's decision to build more West Bank settlements is pretty low, but the symbolism is certainly likely to make things worse. Where is the US government? Busy criticizing Carter...

Posted by wf | December 27, 2006 10:34 AM

2007: a year of hoping for an end to the wholesale death and violence caused by islamofascists.

Posted by weird pictures | January 1, 2007 12:37 PM

This is a great Blog!

Posted by AutoBlog | January 6, 2007 9:21 AM

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