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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on March 19 at 8:30 AM

posted by news intern Chris Kissel

Six civilians dead
: U.S.-led coalition kills several Afghan civilians during a raid in the Khost province.

Oversight in Beijing: Chinese government caught by surprise in Tibet.

D.C. gun ban
: Supreme Court appears ready to rule in favor of private handgun ownership.

Bush speaks: Defends war, asserts that “the costs are necessary” for a strategic victory in the Middle East.

Sky leaks: Storms sweep across Central U.S.

“So?”: Cheney admits he doesn’t care what the American public thinks about Iraq.

Whoa: U.S. government builds cybernetic insects.

Final odyssey
: Arthur C. Clarke dead at 90.

: New Jersey prosecutors subpoena records of college gossip site.

Gimme shelter
: Ron Sims disputes reports of mistreatment and unsanitary conditions at county-run animal shelters.

Gimme segways: Parking enforcement officers zip around on their new scooters.

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I'm sure Sims will put just as much effort into ensuring the animals in his shelter are kept safe and treated humanely as he did to ensure that pre-trial detainees at his jail were treated humanely and kept safe after the DOJ report...

...which would be absolutely none at all.

Posted by packratt | March 19, 2008 8:30 AM

Isn't Simms a Clinton supporter? Just saying....

But nothing on Obama's lead gone against Hillary AND that McCain is seriously ahead of both of the democrats for the White House? Have not fear: Americans will always embrace their inner racism.

Time to move to another country!

Posted by Andrew | March 19, 2008 8:37 AM

"Winter Soldier" Veterans of the Iraq war report on what Bush and the media do not want you to know about the war.
Go to youtube and enter "winter soldier"
or to or to
Iraq Veterans Against the War

Posted by Heather | March 19, 2008 8:47 AM

RIP ACC. I cut my teeth on Mysterious World.

Posted by kid icarus | March 19, 2008 8:47 AM

Andrew, polls at this stage of the game do not tell us how the election will come out. We have a lot of history to go through between now and November.

Posted by raindrop | March 19, 2008 8:52 AM

Ron Sims is pro-congestion pricing. So in my book, he can do whatever the fuck else he wants and it'll be OK.

Posted by nbc | March 19, 2008 8:52 AM

Had all those animals not been in trouble and found themselves in an animal shelter then they would not have those problems would they? Animal shelters are jails for wayward cats and dogs. They don't deserve to be coddled by "the system".

Posted by Animal Rights are for Losers! | March 19, 2008 9:20 AM

dude, why is the unpaid intern allowed to add credits? unpaid interns dont deserve credit!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | March 19, 2008 9:21 AM

Images from Dan Savages' glorious war on Iraq.

This comment to be deleted soon as off-topic.

Posted by DW | March 19, 2008 9:33 AM

Cpl. William D. O’Brien

Hometown: Rice , Texas, U.S.

Age: 19 years old

Died: March 15, 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.

Incident: Killed by small arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad.

Posted by DW | March 19, 2008 9:47 AM


Preznit Caligutard declares mother of all victories in the Iraqizoid War!!

Anyone who disagrees is a communist, AmeriKKKa-hating traitor.

He adds that you may want to buy a potato sack so that you'll have something to wear next year after US economic Hiroshima.

Posted by Original Andrew | March 19, 2008 10:11 AM

$5000 electric scooter? Why doesn't he just share one of the bike cop bikes. Although I guess with government contracting they probably cost $5k too instead of about a thousand...

Posted by Anon | March 19, 2008 10:30 AM

brief comments before rushing to work
hurray for guns, I can leave my bros house next time I'm in dc

what do you expect from cheny or the adminestration...they can tag team lincons corpse and it wont piss me off, there like scorpians, stinging is there nature. what pissis me is that the democrats idea of resestance is passive-agressivly refuseing to apply vasiline as there bent over with there checks wide

I'm for any kind of goverment spending that creates thousands of redundent goverment jobs for poorly educated borderline mongroloyds like myself
I'm not for anything that gives money to some company who will undercut there employees or keep employment costs down

Posted by linus | March 19, 2008 10:58 AM

You know, in our new Top Two Primary in August, wouldn't it be great if some other Dem ran against Sims?

Just saying ...

Then we win either way ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 19, 2008 11:04 AM

@14: Yup. I think it outta happen. Other than being a blowhard I can't think of very much Sims has done or stuck his neck out for.

I'm a diehard democrat, but I'm sick of his flip flopping and denials on a whole host of issues.

Posted by Dave Coffman | March 19, 2008 11:38 AM

Besides, it knocks the Greens and the GOP out of the race early ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 19, 2008 1:11 PM

Re: the "Bug's Life" item:

Quote: One of DARPA's goals is to remote-pilot a cyborg insect to within 100m (327ft) of a target. Control could be maintained using pheromones or mechano-sensor activation and direct muscle or neural interfaces using the embedded MEMS.

Pfffffttt... It's good to have a goal, lol.

Posted by Natalie | March 19, 2008 2:48 PM

@14 - if you read the articles about the animal shelter and other recent county controversies, I think you'll find that Fergie is positioning himself for just such a run. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't run for Executive soon.

Posted by Geni | March 19, 2008 3:15 PM

My god, Arthur finally died. I had totally taken it for granted that he'd keep sticking around. If any more wonders await us after death, he's the most prepared to appreciate them.

Posted by David | March 19, 2008 9:38 PM

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