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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Morning News

posted by on December 27 at 8:31 AM


Bhutto Assassinated: Fired on at political rally.

More Bhutto Coverage.

Bhutto Obituary.

Health Care Benefits Scaled Back: New federal rule allows employers to cut back benefits to older retirees covered by Medicare.

Christmas Eve Murders:Daughter and boyfriend arrested for killing six members of the woman’s family in Carnation, WA.

Priests Come to Blows: Greek and Armenian priests get into fight at Jesus birth site.

S.F. Zoo Tiger May Have Been Taunted: Investigation into Christmas Day mauling

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"Johnson said she was shocked that her eldest son whom she described as a 'good Christian' was arrested in connection with the slayings of three generations of the Anderson family. "

WTF does "good Christian" even mean anymore?

And apparently the killers met through an online dating service -- probably one of the ones that don't let gays join because they are "perverts." Ahhh, dios mio...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 8:38 AM

MSpaint a bullseye on that forehead, Feit!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 8:40 AM

Do not taunt happy fun ball.

Posted by kid icarus | December 27, 2007 8:47 AM

@1: I heard that he hadn't spoken to his family in a while since some sort of "monetary dispute"- also super Christian of him.

The whole situation is awful, and from what I've been able to gather, the daughter who's being held in connection to it was more than a little off. "Wired different" is what someone said, I think. Shorthand for "selfish bitch".

Posted by Jessica | December 27, 2007 9:00 AM

Poor tiger. Murdered for killing some fucking moron who taunted him and earned his own death.

Posted by Gitai | December 27, 2007 9:04 AM

@4: Or just "crazy bitch."

For more on Christians getting un-Christian really fast about money, see the Mars Hill threads here...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 9:06 AM

Look at the picture behind her. Now look at her.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 9:10 AM

Well, Herr Poe, it is her dad, after all...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 9:28 AM

I don't have my copy of John Hodgman's book handy, but I supsect that the convergence of these events is a portent of Ragnorok.

Posted by kinaidos | December 27, 2007 9:32 AM


The other picture.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 9:33 AM

Hey Josh, thanks for the update on aging health care cutbacks.... I've been extremely interested as of late about the baby boomers, and how they are going to bankrupt our society, and how their selfishness is something we need to attend to for the benifit of the greater good.

Posted by Homo Will | December 27, 2007 9:34 AM

@10: Sorry, I don't get it. It's a picture of

Forgive me. I'm not the snarkiest bulb in the Slog chandelier so I am missing the substance of your comment.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 9:38 AM

Jesus fuck. She's wearing the same goddamn thing and she has the same goddamn droolcup look.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 27, 2007 9:46 AM

@13: Value-added insight.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | December 27, 2007 9:49 AM

Oooh--it's like the movie Airplane, in the scene where Lloyd Bridges is standing dramatically in front of the picture of Lloyd Bridges standing dramatically in front of a picture of Lloyd Bridges!


Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 27, 2007 1:36 PM

Can Charles expound on the politics of why that picture of her is totally elongated so she appears thinner? Is it SLOG doing that, or capitalism?

Posted by Dougsf | December 27, 2007 2:06 PM

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