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posted by August 6 at 8:33 AMon
Nader ‘08: Bush signs new law broadening his already broad powers to spy on Americans—with the help of those still- and ever-fearful Dems.
Progress in Iraq: It’s “subtle,” says General Petraeus. Which may be why we’re detecting so little of it.
Missing in Action: The Pentagon has “lost track of” almost 200,000 weapons—AK 47s, pistols—that it provided to Iraqi security services in 2004 and 2005.
Uncle Walt: Disneyland created thousands of low-paying jobs in Anaheim, California. Now Disney is fighting a plan that would create affordable housing near Disneyland—you know, places where its workers could actually afford to live.
Black and Dicker: What’s the best way to placate a big and scary black dude in a public toilet? Offer him a blowjob and twenty bucks, says disgraced Florida State Rep. Bob Allen.
China Syndrome: Does fucking everything imported from China have lead in it?
Gay Civil Partnerships in Britain: It’s not exactly marriage, per se, but if you enter into one while you’re married to an opposite-sex partner that’s totally bigamy.
The Gathering Storm: Apparently something really, really awful is about to happen to I-5. The Seattle Times is out today with a guide to “surviving the I-5 mess.”
Murderous Men: A man murders his ex-wife—it happens so frequently it’s hardly considered news. But this man attacked his ex-wife in front of a man with a handgun and a concealed weapons permit. The bystander pulled his gun and shot the murderous ex-husband to death. That’s news. Rinthya Brooks, the deceased woman, has four young children.