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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on January 23 at 7:36 AM

935: The number of false statements made by the Bush administration leading up to the war.

Body Count: War in Congo kills 45,000 every month.

And So It Begins: India on the verge of a bird flu disaster.

Case Closed: Jose Padilla sentenced to 17 years in prison.

That Other Presidential Race: Russian prosecutors open case against Putin opponent, alleging signature gathering fraud.

By The Numbers: New York chain restaurants now required to list calorie counts.

Only Sixty Bazillion More to Go: China shuts down 44,000 porn sites, internet fails to notice.

High-Ankle Sham: Tom Brady strolls through NYC wearing a leg cast.

And now, another 2007 NFL highlight:

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Fuck football. Why couldn't you give us a video of Heath?

Posted by Cat in Chicago | January 23, 2008 7:49 AM

Hope to see Josh Brown tackling Devin Hester. What a great Seakhawk moment.

@1 - I couldn't possibly imagine why someone in Chicago would want to forget this football season.

Posted by six shooter | January 23, 2008 8:04 AM

Interesting story. Bhutto's niece wants end to 'dynastic' politics:

Fatima Bhutto said she's a political person and does campaign for a splinter group of the Pakistan Peoples Party. That group is now run by her mother following the death of her father.

She said her main political goal is to empower Pakistan's largely disenfranchised masses and end what she calls the perpetual cycle of "dynastic" cronyism.

Dynastic politics? Good to know American democracy has so much in common with Pakistani "democracy."

Now if only some Bush or Clinton family member could speak out.

Posted by cressona | January 23, 2008 8:07 AM

False statements made by Bush administration leading up to the war: 935 (at least).

Number of dead or wounded soldiers and civilians, and lives otherwise ruined: Uncounted thousands, perhaps millions considering the refugee situation.

Chance that anyone will ever be held accountable for their actions or given anything other than huge promotions, seven-figure book deals and Congressional Medals of Honor for their lies: 0.

Posted by Original Andrew | January 23, 2008 9:41 AM

Bird flu seems bad... But just wait until the zombie virus starts spreading. We all know its gonna happen... Probably very soon... And we'll all be wishing we could go back to the good ole bird flu days.

Posted by Queen_of_Sleaze | January 23, 2008 10:06 AM
On the ground, culling teams have been facing an uphill battle with villagers smuggling birds out of flu affected areas and selling them in open markets.

"Poor villagers are feasting on chicken. At normal times, they cannot afford to buy as prices are so high. Now they are enjoying the meat," Ali said.


Posted by keshmeshi | January 23, 2008 10:31 AM

Okay, I realize that it is easiest for people in power to initiate change, but isn't it a little hilarious that her goal, along with her entire family's (in charge b/c of familial relations) is to end dynastic politics?

Posted by Megan W | January 23, 2008 10:38 AM

If we're going to eumerate false statements leading to the Iraq war, we should also include passionate speeches made by Mr. and Mrs. Clinton, John Kerry, the CIA, the British, Tony Blair, the U.N., and others who were ALL in favor of the regime change of Saddam -- it wasn't just Bush. History is more accurate when viewed with ALL the facts.

Posted by raindrop | January 23, 2008 10:59 AM

Man, the better part of that game was Adrian Peterson's 296 rushing yards.

Posted by Jordyn | January 23, 2008 11:29 AM

Heh. Thanks for the clip. "You could fry an egg on the top of his head."

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | January 23, 2008 2:30 PM

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