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Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on January 12 at 9:05 AM

Real Delay: Chertoff extends timeline to institute Real ID programs, but after May 11 of this year residents of lagging states – such as Washington – won’t be allowed to use state identification to board airplanes.

Top Giuliani Aides: They’re volunteers this month.

Grain of Salt for Me, Please: McCain and Clinton lead national poll; 34 percent of GOP and 49 percent of Dems, respectively.

376 Days to Reverse Impending Recession: Pelosi and Reid tell Bush, “We want to work with you.”

What a Fucking Mess: Golden Globes reduced to reading a press release and airing an episode of Dateline.

Taiwan Voters: Likin’ China.

Japan Politicians: Bush believers overriding UN loyalists.

But He’ll Still Take the Allowance: Musharraf says U.S actions against Al Qaeda in Pakistan will be treated as an invasion.

Waiting for the Sun: Under morning light investigators unearth suspected remnants of murdered Marine.

Happy Birthday, Rush: Pill-popping hypocrite is 57.

“Holy Sand”: Man dressed as priest arrested after police examine his package.

Dear Johns: Seattle prostitution sting nets 32.

Dear God: 14-year-old boy shot and killed in South Seattle.

Crocodile Beers: Group files to take over club’s liquor license.

In the Poker: Nickels’ cohort sentenced to 60 days for role in gambling scheme.

The Not-So-Honorable Patricia Clark: Chief Juvenile Judge ranked worst justice in King County.

Good Sports: High-school swim team members impale 15 piglets on car antennas.

Water Foul: Gulls migrate to Green Bay for scuttle at 1:30 p.m.

Wiki entry of the day: Cheese.

In the U.S., the consumption of cheese is quickly increasing and has nearly tripled between 1970 and 2003. The consumption per person has reached, in 2003, 14.1 kg (31 pounds). Fior di latte (commonly known as mozzarella) is America’s favorite cheese and accounts for nearly a third of its consumption, mainly due to it being one of the main ingredients of pizza.


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That's the most appropriate cheese picture you could find? WTF?

Posted by Timothy Hicks | January 12, 2008 9:39 AM

Two women johns were arrested? What's their story?

(Should they be called janes? No. I think they're johns too.)

Posted by elenchos | January 12, 2008 9:40 AM

I hope the airlines call bullshit on this ID nonsense. Can't wait to see the queues and thousands of irate people at Sea-Tac dealing with the delightful and always-intelligent and courteous TSA "people". The Guiliani Saudi cheer team in 2001 all had legitimate visas and IDs. This is NOT about safety, it is about total fascism.

Papers, please!

Posted by Homeland Stupidity | January 12, 2008 10:20 AM

@3, I don't know the exact number, but only a handful of states will have REAL IDs by May. It's gonna be fear and loathing at EVERY airport in the entire fucking country. Should be interesting - I may have to head out to the airport that day just for shits and giggles.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | January 12, 2008 11:18 AM

In the "poker" ? I think that's what happens after you're in the "pokey"...

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | January 12, 2008 11:53 AM

@5) I'm sure there's a good jail-and-Mini-Baccarat pun out there, but I couldn't find it after rolling out of bed. "Poker" had to suffice.

Posted by Dominic Holden | January 12, 2008 11:57 AM

Fuck the Real ID. Get a passport. Seriously. It may involve some expense and there is currently a long wait but it's worth it. You'll soon need it anyway for that trip to Mexico or that weekend in Vancouver. I'm proud that Washington and a few other states are resisting the Bush assholes and maybe President Obama will repeal this nonsense 13 months from now, but in the meantime get a fucking passport.

Posted by RainMan | January 12, 2008 12:30 PM

more cheese? i see this as a european cultural invasion. screw you guys and your streetcar ima go drive around and eat doritos and possibly go buy a gun in protest.

Posted by Cale | January 12, 2008 12:50 PM

Get your papers in order,
coming soon - no groceries, gasoline, no commerce without 'proper id'.
So much easier to 'get a handle on' drug sellers, and illegals, and political misfits.

In the meantime folks,
let's look at some more tits & dicks!

Posted by kissit | January 12, 2008 2:52 PM

I thought passports were already required for Canada? At any rate, it's stupid for anyone NOT to have a passport in Washington. The wait is hella long already and it won't get any better, so my recommendation is to apply now and keep it current, just in case. It's like keeping your driver's license in order, just in case you need to drive someplace. Especially here on the coast, so close to Canada, it makes a lot of sense to keep your passport handy.

Posted by Katelyn | January 12, 2008 3:49 PM

Katelyn, you may be correct about Canada. I know they changed the deadline date at some point but I wasn't paying much attention since I already have a valid passport and use it whenever I go up there. But you're absolutely right. Get a passport and keep it current.

Posted by RainMan | January 12, 2008 6:42 PM

How can Clinton still have a 13 point lead in national polling, given the hard hitting investigative reporting and devastating political analysis being written about her by Reality Check, Original Andrew, Mike of Renton, and Obamatron?

It's as if the voters aren't even reading the SLOG. What the hell are they thinking?!?

Posted by Big Sven | January 13, 2008 12:08 AM

Currently you need a passport to return to the US by AIR. Soon you will need it for car border crossings as well. but I don't know the exact date.

Posted by Mike | January 13, 2008 1:25 AM

Interesting that no one called the cops on the SWIM team. I wonder what type of kids are on the swim team and what influence their parents have.

Posted by Papayas | January 13, 2008 9:21 AM

one of the few times that i click on a link to an outside story . . . .

after reading the judges report:
-i'm worried that the lowest rated judge was a JUVENILE judge
-the results also smacked of sexism, with female judges getting lower ratings than male judges, so maybe i should reverse my first opinion there; i guess i also need to keep in mind that it's LAWYERS doing the ratings, maybe the lower-rated judges gave a verdict conflicting with what one of the sides was trying for in the way of decisions. also, maybe female judges are tougher on crime?

Posted by from east of miss | January 13, 2008 3:43 PM

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