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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Morning News

posted by on December 26 at 8:25 AM

Falling Housing Prices: The price of a single-family house fell for the 10th straight month, dipping a record 6.7 percent over prices a year ago.

Disappointing X-Mas Season Sales: Weakest sales growth in four years.

Troop Families Down on Bush: 55% disapprove of the President, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup poll of relatives of military.

Turkey Bombs Norther Iraq Again: Third attack on Kurdish rebels in 10 days.

Hillary Clinton’s “Experience”: Does being First Lady really count?

Afghanistan Expels Diplomats: EU and UN workers expelled for meeting with Taliban.

Buffet buys Marmon Holdings: Pays $4.5 billion for the manufacturing firm.

Indonesian Landslide: Nearly 80 dead.

Washington State Trooper Kills Man: 27-year-old man shot on I-5 after attacking cars and trooper.

David Bowie (Space Oddity, original version, 1969)

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wtf is up with that first link?

Posted by NaFun | December 26, 2007 8:33 AM

And yet Seattle is one area were housing prices continue to increase.

Posted by Matt from Denver | December 26, 2007 8:41 AM

Hmm sales were down. Interesting, could be that the Christmas Sales were really really lame this year.

Posted by Just Me | December 26, 2007 8:42 AM

Well, sure, two terms as First Lady counts for something. So does two terms as Senator from New York. She's still infinitely preferable over a Mormon named Willard who totally fucked up Massachusetts, a Bible-thumping kook from Arkansas, or a dingbat whose only qualification is being Mayor of New York (where they pretty much hate him).

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | December 26, 2007 8:44 AM

The Huckster's "not campaigning" in Iowa today, instead he's hunting pheasants.

Meaning: I'm the real gun lover in this contest. That Romney guy is a fake hunter, he lied about his hunting love, like he lied about being a real conservative.

"I am Christian" + "Merry Christmas" + "I am hunter" = non-attack attacks.


Posted by unPC | December 26, 2007 8:59 AM


I don't know about that. I've been seeing "Price Reduced" signs all over the place.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 26, 2007 9:13 AM

@ 6, I'm just going by what the story said. But I'll speculate that some of these "reduced" prices are still higher than what they might have asked a year ago.

Posted by Matt from Denver | December 26, 2007 9:20 AM

you're wrong matt. housing prices have been off month to month but not YoY. but thatll change just as the seasons will.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 26, 2007 9:22 AM

Sales aren't down; they're up. They're just up by a lesser amount than they have been in the past few years.

The annual parade of "outlook bleak", "outlook good", "sales up", "sales down", "sales off forecasts" stories is a total joke, as predictable as Bill O'Reilly's "War on Christmas" baloney slices. Every year it's the same thing; the retail stories start before Halloween, but they mean nothing. Sales are ALWAYS up, and they're ALWAYS up by less than the retailers want. It's as newsworthy as the sunrise and sunset.

Posted by Fnarf | December 26, 2007 10:16 AM

I was Turkey bombed last night.

Posted by Jim | December 26, 2007 3:51 PM

that Bowie video is freaking me out... 1969???? wow..... very cool.

Posted by M | December 26, 2007 10:50 PM

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