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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Morning News

posted by on December 9 at 9:13 AM

posted by news intern Brian Slodysko

The Great Flood: Clear-cutting and development may be the causes of last weeks washout.

Oil Crisis: Low prices and inefficient consumption in oil exporting countries will likely turn them into oil importing countries.

Oil Crisis II: Kurds run Arab-Iraqis out of oil-rich Kirkuk as a referendum vote for control of the city approaches.

Lost Snowboarders: Search called off.

Waterboarding: Congressional members, including Nancy Pelosi, knew of CIA torture practices in 2002.

Horserace: Oprah/Obama hijack the weekend campaign narrative in Iowa.

The Oprah of India: U.S. educated, transgendered late-night talk show host plans on pushing the boundaries of India’s social taboos (I mean, like, more than her mere presence already does).

Won’t Back Down: Republican crack-pot presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee stands by 1992 comments on the health risks of homosexuality and quarantining AIDS patients.

Christian Death: A Colorado gunman opened fire in a dormitory for Christian missionaries early this morning, killing two.

Fade to Black: Following Friday’s breakdown in talks between writers and studios, Hollywood’s klieg lights are switching off.

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Boy, that news about the Dems giving the big A-OK to waterboarding in particular is going to take away a lot of the authority in their moral outrage this campaign.

I don't know why I'm shocked. I didn't think I had the capacity to still expect more from politicians.

Posted by Peter | December 9, 2007 9:34 AM

I agree. It shocks and repulses me.

Posted by Fnarf | December 9, 2007 10:01 AM

Sadly, not much shocks me anymore when it comes to this kind of thing.

FDR in '08.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | December 9, 2007 10:08 AM

For me, the revelation about Democratic leaders supporting torture doesn't just shock and suprize me... it really demoralizes me.

Why? Being that I suffered abuse in King County Jail, I see a direct correlation between the toleration of torture in Guantanamo to the permissive attitude towards civil rights abuses in the KCCF.

Since Democrats here and in DC appear to support that kind of abuse, I fear that things will only get worse... Now I know that neither democrats or republicans are willing to understand why we are supposed to protect the civil rights of the people we detain, both domestic and foriegn, for both criminal offense and suspected acts against american interests.

I guess you would have to had experienced prisoner abuse to understand why it feels like such a dark day for me.

Posted by Packratt | December 9, 2007 11:49 AM

Those missing snowboarders were asking for it.

Posted by Asshole comment. | December 9, 2007 11:55 AM

"People take calculated risks all the time in pursuit of pleasures—people die skiing into trees on clear, safe days; people are murdered walking home from nightclubs; people on bikes get hit by cars; that proverbial bus could run your ass over tomorrow."

You forgot to add "people having sex--even safe sex".


It really is sad though, that they (the snowboarders) are missing, and how officials won't look for them again for the time being. Hope they had regular dental care. RIP guys.

Posted by another comment | December 9, 2007 7:54 PM

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