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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Morning News

posted by on February 1 at 8:44 AM

In flames: Three attacked in freak lighter fluid incident.

Incognito: Posing as 12-year-old, 29-year-old sex offender attends Arizona public school.

Inarticulate: Biden’s Obama gaffe cripples first day of Delaware Senator’s presidential bid.

Incapacitated: TV show publicity stunt brings Boston to halt.

In someone else’s wife: SF Mayor Newsom affair rocks reelection campaign.

Insatiable: Binge eating #1 eating disorder in U.S.

In DC: Dem Sen. Levin and R Sen. Warner hammer out anti-escalation bill, foiling surge proponents.

In Olympia: Gregoire asks WSDOT to evaluate Tunnel Lite.

In the Black: Surprise! Exxon sets record profit.

In the Red: Personal savings at 74-year record low.

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or some Boston idiots just noticed Light Bright signs that have been up for a month and called in a fake bomb threat.

or Boston homeland security/police/et. al. does not catch suspicious devices on bridges and public spaces for several weeks.

or the citizens of Boston are fucking retarted.

Posted by seattle98104 | February 1, 2007 8:55 AM

"And the men known as his uncle, grandfather and cousin, who until recently shared a three-bedroom house with him here, were not family at all, but a web of convicted sex offenders and predators, law enforcement officials say, preying in part on one another."

Wow. I'd scoff at that scenario if it was in a Todd Solodz movie. Nice to see the kind of family values at work in McCain's and Kyl's state.

Posted by Fnarf | February 1, 2007 9:16 AM

Congratulations, Boston! You've won this year's award for Stupidest Populace Ever(tm).

FYI folks, I somehow doubt that The Terrorists are going to attack us utilizing ATHF characters.

Posted by Ann | February 1, 2007 9:21 AM

And why are the newscasters calling it a hoax??? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE???????

It's a fucking SIGN. A SIGN.

Posted by seattle98104 | February 1, 2007 9:25 AM

oh and this is how the media is op-ed'ing it:

Posted by seattle98104 | February 1, 2007 9:28 AM

To be fair: when the signs are not illuminated, they do not display Aqua Teen Hunger Force characters (a show that no one in the Police Department or DHS has ever watched); they are unidentified flat panels of electronics with wires hanging out of them. They're not "signs", because that word suggests they were placed with permission, but they were not. I don't think it's unreasonable at all to treat them with suspicion. How do you think soldiers would react to finding these in Baghdad?

And, after this, I DO think the terrorists are going to attack us with cartoon characters. Terrorists don't want their stuff to be detected beforehand, now, do they?

Posted by Fnarf | February 1, 2007 9:30 AM

"we need to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here".

Laugh out lucking foud.

Posted by truthseeker | February 1, 2007 9:39 AM

Alex Tourk, 39, who served as Newsom's deputy chief of staff before becoming his campaign manager in September, confronted the mayor after his wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, told him of the affair as part of a rehabilitation program she had been undergoing for substance abuse, said the sources, who had direct knowledge of Wednesday's meeting

Man, can't the rehabilitation clinics keep from having people divulge there "sins" as if thats the only thing a person can do to fix there lives. If she felt so guilty about it she would have left the guy or worked something out. This bothers me , because it is like these rehab programs are nothing but infested with this deep religious conviction you have to tell everybody everything you di. I'm sorry but if you want to confess , go to a confessional at a church. You might as well. Mark one more point in the Church for screwing up peoples lives.
I feel for all parties involved and theres more to affairs than people think. Its like "Oh I cheated on you , so you have a right to think I'm super evil and all. I should get therapy. I
should do this, I should do that, I'm the one thats crazy."
Thats what I feel her reaction , when her husband flies off the handle and clips her one, is to be.....because the Church and society thinks she's a sinner , the evil one and she should purge herself of her witch like ways. Getting cheated sucks, I know, but you don't have to persecute and throw stones at the cheater. It was sex or love was lost, whatever. No reason to even know in the first place.
Yeah people should be honest in there love, but feelings for a partner doesn't have to choke out the love,passion, desire, and lust you had between eachother. unless your possessive, which I'm findiing that in modern times has become increasingly so. We are only Human we say, but deep in our hearts we seem to have this controlling factor in relationships.
Marriage is the only union which means something in a realationship, people say. Its like if were not married then you don't love me on and on and on. I get tired of this religious pining on of how thats so great.
Any way I thought of all this while reading the article and I thought of the reasons men go to war, because of there passions for women. They like the best fight of them all "fighting over a women" look at the Trojan War.
And it comes from what 'Religion' and our great ancestors have told us.
Man will never change, and will continue to be self destructive because of love. People are being misled, and we are dooming ourselves if we do not set ourselves free from
the Church and religion.
And I'm not saying that we should all just go out and screw like bunny rabbits...I'm just saying relax the persecution allready. Its making mankind Bi-Polar. Crazy.
'all we need is love' the beatles.

Posted by sputnik | February 1, 2007 9:42 AM

I am very embarrassed for my hometown now. After spending an obscene amount of money overreacting to a bunch of lite-brites, they will now spend even more on incarcerating and prosecuting the people involved.

What if I put up a show poster that someone decided might be a bomb (them terrists are tricky, you know - maybe they have flat paper bombs), and then they told other people and it started a panic? People are idiots and get into panics about ridiculous things, and everyone is supposed to plan their actions based on what might cause panics? Oh, the moronicy . . .

Posted by Levislade | February 1, 2007 9:54 AM

So, lying out your ass is a cherished virtue for heathens then. Very interesting, sputnik.

Posted by kevin Lee | February 1, 2007 10:44 AM

Whats your godlike diefintition of Virtue. All this comming down on the church and its virtues in this rag, and you can't take the fact that no matter what you think or do or act, is
heavily influenced by the religious pining of your parents to be the good liitle boys and girls, and someday you are going to find love and and , you better not cheat....cause Gods gonna get you.
Screw shame and all that guilt. Go to rehab , get made to feel guilty about sex and how you should just love one person. Yeah this is a liberal mag, my ass. Its all over hollywood, all over america, all over your neighborhood that someone wnats to screw someone else. Its in every damn show, people watch it, and then they go home feeling better they can indulge in the 'Sins' as long as they don't do it. You want that kind of religion go to Pakistan. they set the rules of who they can screw and not. And if your caught cheating by the masses, whoah your toast.
I'm just saying that this comes to the science of the matter, of how man acts when he wants to control something. You want therapy. I deal in science. Two different arguments my friend. And if you want to throw religion into everything having to do with relationships and all go ahead.
I'm saying its making man nuts. He's a big, jealous, ugly brute... and will continue to be so because he was told he was.
I don't care for cheaters liers or anyone else for that matter. We might as well go to war on cheaters and liers. And hence mans folly. He has to fight about everything.
Not me pal. I don't judge. Wanna meat Jesus. He's right here man.

Posted by sputnik | February 1, 2007 10:58 AM

sorry I meant whats your definition?

Posted by sputnik | February 1, 2007 10:59 AM

#6: "How do you think soldiers would react to finding these in Baghdad?"

Um, Boston is not Baghdad.

Posted by irrelevant | February 1, 2007 11:06 AM

seeing the avg. age of soldiers is pretty fucking young, they'd be like, "wholly shit it's a glowing aqua teen hunger force sign!! I'm gonna take and put that shit up in the barracks!!"

Posted by seattle98104 | February 1, 2007 11:19 AM

I'm comming from the view point that if I was married and my wife cheated I wouldn't be judgemental, I could live with it, I would not off myself or her and everyone around me, I would feel a little wierd at first but I could move on. I wouldn't quit my job, I wouldn't bow to the masses to get revenge, I would even put her on a pedestal and show her love daily. Someone elses cock in my wife doesn't mean she didn't love me is all I'm saying.
Thats a fear many men have, and it ruins them and starts wars, and hatefilled propaganda that gets people all hot and bothered by equating sex with love. I could be screwing my wife for years and then someday she has
a quicky with a coworker and suddenly lifes over? I'm supposed to reject her like trash. thats someone elses opinion. not mine. I have a little more reasoning factor behind my soul and i'm not so quick to judge. Call me that defeatism whatever, but I learned that sometimes we need to get over our persecution of sexual trystes. I even hate that word. Religion came up with that. "Do you take this women to be your LAWFULY wedded wife"
whys does love have to be Lawful all of a sudden. You can be with someone and now you own them. I love my girlfriend, but I love the freedom to love her forever. Not because I had to. Because I want to. Marriage is overrated. I'm sick of its religous overtones. Everyone harps on Christians and there morals in this slog, so I'm riffing on marriage. I get deep. I'm go straight for the Brain Wash. O.K. let me have it.

Posted by Damien | February 1, 2007 11:21 AM

OK, so we all know that Gavin Newsom is seriously frakking hot, but did you check out the babe he had the affair with?

Politicians and celebrities should tell the media to go to hell when they ask questions about their sex lives. It's no one's damn business -period.

Given that, is it wrong for me to want video?

Posted by Original Andrew | February 1, 2007 3:09 PM

Many rehabs follow 12 Step recovery programs. In the 12 Step it specifically says that one should make amends to people that you have wronged, "EXCEPT when to do so would harm them or others."

Here, it is clear to me that by telling her husband about the affair she is hurting her husband and Newsome. She may want to tell him if STDs are an issue, but years later...

Anyway, don't blame rehab.

Posted by Papayas | February 1, 2007 4:24 PM

Well, Newsom did sleep with his friend's wife. That's a little worse than infidelity with a stranger's significant other.

That article on savings? Did Americans really save more in 1933? I really hope that cheap consumer crap is worth pissing away one's future.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 1, 2007 6:26 PM

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