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Monday, December 10, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on December 10 at 7:30 AM

The Case of the Vanishing Videos: CIA and DOJ investigate MIA torture tapes. Meanwhile, fox put in charge of hen house.

God’s House Isn’t Bulletproof: 3 killed, 6 wounded in Colorado church shootings.

So, Mr. President, What Are You Wearing? Icelandic boy dials Bush’s private line.

Only You Can Prevent Forest Any Fires: Burn ban in effect, yo!

Global Warming Is a Myth:
But just in case it’s not, a bunch of states got together to figure out how to share their water.

The New England Patriots: Still assholes.

My Dreams Explode In Midair: Nerds, heroes, spend $7,000 to build a full-size X-Wing, which goes all Challenger on takeoff.

Now, in honor of Baltimore’s crippling loss to Indianapolis, here’s a clip of, well, Willis McGahee’s near-crippling college injury.

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It's not that I don't agree that we should be outraged, but this comment makes me feel alienated and irritated:

"When innocent people are killed in a religious facility or a place of worship, we must voice a collective sense of outrage," Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter

Shouldn't we be outraged no matter where the innocent are killed? Perhaps I'm being defensive. Is this extra-bad, like hate crimes are?

Posted by Tizzle | December 10, 2007 8:18 AM

Go Patriots!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 10, 2007 8:31 AM

Um, what about the news of the Seahawks winning their fourth straight division title?

Posted by Fan | December 10, 2007 8:36 AM

Fan - it's not too late to subscribe to The Seattle Times. We like to fixate on ASSHOLES here.

Posted by Slog Forevah | December 10, 2007 8:46 AM


Posted by Bellevue Ave | December 10, 2007 8:50 AM

Frankly, Fan, the division title is pretty meaningless, at least in our craptacular divison. What's more, it's giving some people delusions about our shot at the Super Bowl which is both annoying and crazzzzzy

Posted by Jonah S | December 10, 2007 8:56 AM

Patriots = Assholes? Who wouldn't pick on a guy like The Steelers' Anthony Smith who, earlier in the week, guaranteed that The Steelers would win? Smith spent the entirety of the game running around doing nothing that would appear to validate his guarantee.

There's your asshole.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 10, 2007 8:57 AM

Oh, I agree that Steve Kelley is a delusional homer but you don't have to be a total killjoy either.

Posted by Fan | December 10, 2007 9:02 AM

From the article about an Icelandic boy calling the White House:

"Atlason's mother Harpa, who was not home at the time, said she was shocked to find her son had been taken away by the police but could not quite bring herself to be angry with her son.

"He's very resourceful you know," she said. "He has become a bit of a hero in Iceland. Bush is very unpopular here."

I love how casually she notes that Bush is unpopular, as if he's so universally unpopular that its hardly worth mentioning.

Posted by gavingourley | December 10, 2007 9:21 AM

Man, I'd like to take that icelandic kid out for a beer.

Posted by Dianna | December 10, 2007 9:28 AM

If by assholes you mean the Patriots take pleasure in kicking the ass of every team in the NFL, and in embarrassing a guy who "guaranteed" his Steelers would win, then OK.

The Seahawks are lucky they don't have to play New England; it would be ugly. The Hawks have yet to show they can play with the big boys.

Posted by bigyaz | December 10, 2007 9:36 AM

I like how the Icelandic boy defeated White House security with Wikipedia.

Posted by Fnarf | December 10, 2007 9:38 AM

So have we invaded Iceland yet?
Oh wait, we'd need some available troops for that.

Posted by Mike of Renton | December 10, 2007 9:45 AM

It is now up to the Dolphins to stop the hated New Englanders from doing what they were able to do with Bob Griese, Larry Csonka and the great Mercury Morris. Death to New England.

Speaking of England(old) it was great to see Mayweather beat the living crap out of the british champ. Vegas was full of limeys who flew over cuz they thought their boy was going to whip on Mayweather, it was funny watching their faces as Mayweather peeled their champ's onion. Mayweather whupped him like a red headed step child while the brits sang God Save the Queen. I for one, had never seen Mayweather actually punch for power.

Posted by SeMe | December 10, 2007 10:09 AM

@SeMe: There's only 1.....RICKY HATTON! RICKY HATTON!!! RICKY HATTON!!!!!

No matter that he lost, Hatton is still the man. Hands down, I want a re-match.

Posted by Original Monique | December 10, 2007 10:19 AM

you might want a rematch but hatton wants none. he might be the man, but he is a whupped man. his own peeps threw in the towel. did u see his dad, he was almost crying to stop the whupping.

mayweather rearranged his limey brain with that last hit.

im not a mayweather fan, but man he whupped that boy. cotto might be able to beat mayweather but that limey needs to rewrite his winterwonderland song.

Posted by SeMe | December 10, 2007 10:39 AM

"He's very resourceful you know," she said. "He has become a bit of a hero in Iceland. Bush is very unpopular here."

How far we've fallen.

Posted by Colton | December 10, 2007 12:31 PM

They tortured MIA?!?!?!? Those bastards!

Posted by jj | December 10, 2007 12:56 PM


First The Stranger deems the findings of human rights abuses at the King County Jail is not newsworthy...

Then no mention of Human Rights Day and the beginning of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Why does The Stranger hate human rights?

Posted by Packratt | December 10, 2007 1:11 PM

Because we all own stock in night stick and Taser companies.

Posted by jonah s | December 10, 2007 1:13 PM


Unfortunately you'll probably get some pretty good returns on that investment with the new mass taser crowd control taser device they're developing.

Posted by packratt | December 10, 2007 1:25 PM

I think Slog as a rule ignores commemorative days, unless its SPAM Day or Introduce Your Mistress to Your Wife Day.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 10, 2007 1:25 PM

I understand its the thing to hate on the dynasty, being from Boston I know it all too well. But at least those of us who hate the Yanks hate them b/c they're a bunch of assholes. The Pats at least attempt humility, even though they have no reason to as Tom Brady and the rest of the team (Bruuuuschiiii) are one of the best football teams ever assembled and continue to completely earn the title of the best.
Hating doesn't make your bunk ass team any better, sweetie. Just makes you a widdle sour puss. ::squeezes cheeks::

Posted by poptart | December 10, 2007 1:29 PM

Fuck, I bailed on going to see the Mayweather fight last minute. The De La Hoya fight was great, and now I bummed I missed this one.

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