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Monday, May 21, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on May 21 at 8:20 AM

Lebanon vs. Fatah al-Islam: At least 39 killed yesterday in “one of the most significant challenges to the Lebanese army since the end of Lebanonís bloody civil war.”

Israel vs. Hamas: At least five dead after Israel stepped up air strikes in Gaza.

Immigration: Employers unhappy with the proposed Immigration Bill, despite having a hand in creating it.

Iraq Study Group Recommendations: Not so crazy after all.

Jimmy Carter: “Irrelevant,” according to the Bush administration.

Cutty Sark: Tourist trap goes up in flames.

Acquisitions: America’s largest wireless network to be purchased for $27 billion.

Sicko: Michael Moore’s latest applauded at Cannes.

Dept. of Last Ditch Efforts: Local real estate mogul wants the Seattle Sonics to move near Boeing Field.

God’s Good Graces: First United Methodist Church’s sanctuary to be saved.

Streetcar: Greg Nickels’s cute little train is half-way finished.

And finally, a little bayonet wisdom from Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911 edition:

53. Keep the body well covered and deliver attacks vigorously. The point of the bayonet should always be kept as nearly as possible in the line of attack. The less the rifle is moved upward, downward, to the right, or to the left, the better prepared the soldier is for attack or defense.


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plus, i turned 40.

Posted by kerri harrop | May 21, 2007 9:49 AM

40 is the new 15!

Blaire's livejournal has a cool entry on the Cutty Sark. He's like comment 5 on the Miranda July post.

Posted by bonehead's girlfriend | May 21, 2007 10:06 AM

The streetcar tracks are gonna kill at least 2 bicyclists a day. It's gonna be Baghdad West.

Posted by DOUG. | May 21, 2007 10:10 AM

Here's a drill photo contemporary to the bayonetting instructions. Just practice. The several online of live practice by Japanese soldiers in Asia are there for the googling.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | May 21, 2007 10:39 AM

FINALLY!!! The Mayor will finally solve ALL of Seattle's transit problems with that damn train!! PRAISE GOD!! As soon as that opens ups I am sure that the congestion in the streets all over Seattle will totally stop! I mean all 5 people that will ever use it to go from their $800K condos to downtown will no doubt make Seattle so much greener!

Why did we vote for this lard ass anyway? I seriously don't remember?

Posted by Andrew | May 21, 2007 10:50 AM

You voted for lard ass because he wasn't Mark Sidran.

I'm now thinking that it might have been a mistake, as well.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 21, 2007 10:57 AM

Thanks Napoleon I forgot about Sidran being the lesser of the two evils. What was Mark's stand on mass trasit for the city of Seattle anyway? I know that the current idiot was just building the street car. And for someone who does not own a car and lives in Ravenna/Wedgewood let me just say the street car will improve my transit options immeasureably.

And that light rail to the airport? Well, the three times a year I go to SeaTac I am sure that will improve my life as well.

Posted by Andrew | May 21, 2007 11:54 AM

But, eventually, if we build an infinite amount of mile-long toy transit, they will spontaneously combine with each other and turn into the IRT, right?

Posted by Fnarf | May 21, 2007 12:51 PM

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