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Monday, December 17, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on December 17 at 7:52 AM

Pardons: Saudi woman sentenced to 200 lashes for the crime of being raped has reportedly been pardoned by King Abdullah.

The Forgotten War: President Bush is being urged to reduce troop levels in Iraq so they can be increased in Afghanistan.

Speaking of Iraq: Amidst little fanfare, Britain handed over control of Basra to Iraqi authorities yesterday.

Palestine: 66 nations come together to pledge billions to rescue the Palestinian Authority from bankruptcy.

Garden State: New Jersey has become the first state in four decades to ban the death penalty.

Useless Joe: Sen. Joe Lieberman has given his support to… John McCain.

Looking for a Spine in the Democratic Party?: See Sen. Dodd, Chris.

R.I.P.: The Crocodile is no more.

White Flight: Efforts to bring White Center into the Seattle city limits may be abandoned.

The Silence of Gridlock: Traffic may still be fucked, but at least our roads are getting quieter.

Damn Seagulls!: The Seattle Seahawks horked it in Carolina yesterday. Shaun Alexander managed just 17 yards, most of them coming by way of sliding on his stomach immediately after encountering the defensive line.

Silly Nicholas Cage Hair-Style of the Day (SNCHSD): From the movie Con Air.

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1

Who knew the McCain campaign even had thirty pieces of silver?

Posted by ratcityreprobate | December 17, 2007 8:43 AM
2

If he had that hair in Kiss of Death, it would have been an Oscar-worthy performance.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 17, 2007 8:45 AM
3

The Pardon story is F*ed up.

How the hell do you increase somebody's punishment for appealing? Not only that the woman's lashing was increased but not that of her boyfriend's? (not that it would have been right in either case.)

Does anybody know how many lashes one's body could handle before going into shock or dying altogether?

Posted by GirlDuJourToday | December 17, 2007 8:48 AM
4

Does the boyfriend still get lashed?

Posted by Cat in Chicago | December 17, 2007 8:56 AM
5

I am fucking sick of the Middle East, can we just carpet bomb the entire place with nukes? Wait, the damn fall out would be a problem. Sounded like a good idea for awhile.

Posted by Just Me | December 17, 2007 8:59 AM
6

GirlDuJourToday, I think it's about 30-50. What they do is lash you until the doctor present says you can't take any more, then they let you recover for a few weeks, then they take you out and lash you again. Barbaric in the extreme.

Posted by Fnarf | December 17, 2007 9:05 AM
7

The more I see of Chris Dodd, the more I am convinced that he is 100% certifiable badass.

Posted by Joh | December 17, 2007 9:09 AM
8

Sure, the Hawks stank it up. They weren't ready for 3rd string QB Matt Moore. Hometown sadness aside, the windy conditions -- especially in the kicking game -- looked like a lot of fun, you know, to be out there in.

A lot of tough weather all over the country made for classic, unpredictable Winter football this weekend. Anyone see Cleveland battling Buffalo to an 8-0 victory in heavy snow? I'm envious of their jobs this time of year.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 17, 2007 9:17 AM
9

Who is this redhead in the green dress in the American Apparel sidebar? God damn, she's hot.

Posted by Greg | December 17, 2007 9:34 AM
10

Fnarf thanks for the info. I had no idea.

Posted by GirlDuJourToday | December 17, 2007 10:00 AM
11

Let's hope she doesn't do it again.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 17, 2007 10:44 AM
12

it's backwards for sure, but she was not lashed for being raped. she was sentenced for being with a male of the opposite sex who was not related to her.

Posted by infrequent | December 17, 2007 12:34 PM
13

Dodd is an asshole (who is doing one good thing right now), he went on Imus show, as did McCain. Fuckers.

Also, I LOVE New Jersey.

Posted by Papayas | December 17, 2007 11:08 PM

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