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Monday, April 16, 2007

Morning News

posted by on April 16 at 6:00 AM

Clinton’s Donors: Shifting to Obama.

Sadr’s Followers: Announce they are leaving Iraqi cabinet

Google’s Advertisers: Set up to get special deal on Clear Channel radio stations.

Gonzales’s Testimony: Released in advance of this week’s Senate hearings.

Taliban’s Revenge: The Taliban takes credit for deadly suicide bombing in Northeastern Afghanistan.

Wolfowitz’s World Bank Job : Oversight committee puts it in jeopardy.

Egypt’s Outlawed Political Party, The Muslim Brotherhood: Says it will field candidates in upcoming Egyptian elections.

UN’s Renewed Role: UN and African Union sign yet another deal With Sudan

Abbas and Olmert’s Big Meeting: Palestinian and Israeli leaders kick off yet another round of talks.

Domenici’s Big Request: The Albuquerque Journal had the big scoop yesterday on Republican Senator Domenici’s roleóand President Bush’s roleóin firing U.S. Attorney David Iglesias.

April Showers: East Coast trashed by heavy storms.

On April 16, 1775 (Easter Sunday), Paul Revere took a ride out of Boston to Lexington to tell John Hancock and Sam Adams (in hiding there) that the British would soon be sending troops to the town to arrest them and to seize military stores. Revere advised that minutemen should be moved in. When he got back to Boston, he set up a plan so lantern signals would alert the countryside to the Red Coats’ routeóby land or by sea. The colonists were ready.

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1

Bush would be a modern Red Coat.

Posted by Tom Paine | April 16, 2007 6:22 AM
2

unrelated request:

Could a Slog editor provide a brief justification for each member of its friends and enemies lists? I need to get caught up.

I'm not really able to just hate and love indiscriminately; even when nudged to do so by my Slog leadership.

I'm old school - I need to first understand my motivations.

For example:
Robin Williams is an enemy of slog because:
a) he is an often mediocre actor in mediocre movies? Or
b) Robin runs an 'I hate you guys even more' blog?

Posted by Sean | April 16, 2007 9:30 AM
3

Sean,
Let's start with this: Slog editor?

Posted by Josh Feit | April 16, 2007 9:44 AM
4

You should update this to note the Virginia Tech shootings.

Posted by tsm | April 16, 2007 9:57 AM
5

Josh, fair point.

I'll refine my request: to the person(s) specifically managing that friend/enemy list, and/or any self-designated Slog historian willing to assemble an answer to my query.

You guys are also welcome to just fake it for me. I'll play along.

I just gotta know why Robin Williams is out to get us. I've always been suspicious of that guy. nanoo nanoo?

Posted by Sean | April 16, 2007 10:37 AM
6

Yo Josh- You forgot this one. Im sure ECB would appreciate to know that us guys do as much as women in terms of house work.

According to Slate:

http://www.slate.com/id/2164268/

Posted by SeMe | April 16, 2007 10:56 AM
7

Did this get in over the weekend or before? I don't remember seeing anything on the slog, but I could be wrong.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2007/04/12/lawmakers_name_hate_crimes_bill_after_matthew_shepard/

Posted by Cook | April 16, 2007 12:35 PM
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@1 - true. As would all the Red Bushies.

As a former Clinton donor (think I met him about 4 times, her about 2 times), I'll be shifting to Obama. Haven't given him any money yet, so I'll be a new donor.

@6 - WTF?

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 16, 2007 1:17 PM
9

@6,

That study shows that men do as much total work as women. Women still do more housework.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 16, 2007 3:24 PM
10

I like the snippit of history in italics. Thanks.

Posted by treacle | April 17, 2007 12:23 AM

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