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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on November 6 at 7:56 AM

Pakistan: Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry urged protesters to keep up the pressure. “The lawyers should convey my message to the people to rise up and restore the Constitution… I am under arrest now, but soon I will also join you in your struggle.

Afghanistan: At least 64 dead after a suicide bombers set themselves off during a welcome parade for visiting lawmakers.

Stupiddemocratstan: Thanks in large part to Sens. Chuck Schumer Diane Feinsten, Bush’s choice for Attorney General is all but guaranteed a confirmation before Thanksgiving.

Black Gold, Texas Tea: Now close to $97 a barrel, just in time for winter.

Getting Them While They’re Young: Antiabortion student groups now allowed at Virginia public schools.

The Important Things: Scientists may have found a solution to the dandruff problem.

Sharing the Road(s): Seattle has passed its 10-year Bicycle Master Plan.

Too Successful: Seattle Public Libraries are finding it hard to meet demands.

Dusty Bones: Fragments from a 600-year-old skull have been found in Ritzville, Washington.

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John Waters Says Smoke Anyway

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I've turned on to books at the library for two reasons. 1) I currently don't have the storage space for a bunch of books (never did, really, but I managed) and 2) new fiction and non-fiction is almost $40 a pop now.

So, I've waited for the new Christopher Hitchens since its release months ago. I think originally I was number 538 in queue. I've since moved up to the 300's somewhere.

By the way, the library is a pretty good resource for CDs, too. You know, when you really only want one or two tracks which are unavailable from online vendors.

Posted by Bauhaus | November 6, 2007 8:45 AM
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May want to fix that $2 a barrel thing. Oil hasn't been that cheap since about 1897.

Posted by DaiBando | November 6, 2007 8:47 AM
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Man, I really need to stop drinking first thing in the morning. Thanks for the heads up DalBando.

Posted by Bradley Steinbacher | November 6, 2007 8:51 AM
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I used to go to the library every Saturday as it was a good resource for opera dvds. Now I work at a video store and school is in full swing so videos come from work and the only library I visit is the university's for work.

On another note...John Waters' - This Filthy World just came out on DVD...I recommend it if only for the great behind-the-scenes anecdotes (for the fans).

Posted by cunei4m | November 6, 2007 8:53 AM
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I think it's Texas 'Tea'

Posted by nitpicker | November 6, 2007 9:09 AM
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Schumer had some insightful comments on waterboarding/torture back in 2004:


http://podloc.andomedia.com/dloadTrack.mp3?prm=2824xhttp://abcrad.vo.llnwd.net/o1/levin/rss/schumer060804.mp3

Posted by raindrop | November 6, 2007 9:19 AM
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How is it that the girl with 8 limbs didn't make the news?
http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/11/06/india.girl/index.html

Posted by Gidge | November 6, 2007 10:00 AM
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Re: Dems cave to Bush and destroy everything good and decent (again).


Wow, it's like DiFi, Schumer, Lieberman, etc., are just openly daring us to dump their bullet-ridden carcasses in the ocean somewhere.


Think that's crazy? Well, they never found Jimmy Hoffa...

Posted by Original Andrew | November 6, 2007 10:33 AM
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Thanks for posting the John Waters clip. I recently found it again on YouTube. It brings back great memories for me of when I used to go to the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis (part of Seattle's Landmark movie chain). They always showed that trailer, and I looked forward to it! (and I don't smoke....)

Posted by Today I'm Amy | November 6, 2007 11:25 AM
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Library use - guilty! I've got 30 items on hold currently, 4 of which are DVDs that I personally got them to buy via web Purchase Requests. And in the past month I've submitted new Requests for 11 new DVD sets, a mix of U.S. and UK TV shows. One of my other Hold items is a CD set with 60 people in front of me and only one copy; if each person keeps it out for 2 weeks, I'll finally be getting it somewhere around 2010. I've gotten into the habit of routinely cruising bookstores and DVD racks for new items to add to the list. I figure that I'm paying taxes for it, and might as well use it.

I love my "A Date With John Waters" CD!

Posted by MarkyMark | November 6, 2007 11:52 AM
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HA! Big thanks, Bradley!

Posted by kid icarus | November 6, 2007 12:43 PM

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