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Friday, April 11, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on April 11 at 8:00 AM

But Its Such a Lovely Sculpture Park: Trolley line may be scrapped for lack of trolley barn. Feit had it first; the Times has more.

Lies: Gregoire calls foul over claims to keep Sonics in Seattle.

Wise: Senate passes housing measure.

Goodbyes: Randi Rhodes leaves Air America Radio.

Jam Tomorrow: Food prices harming food-aid efforts.

Jam Yesterday: Microsoft releases tool to avoid traffic.

Pane in the Ass: Analysts say Windows is collapsing.

Gold Hanky Award: US “seriously hurt the feelings” of the Chinese people by passing a resolution asking China to stop being shitheads.

Warning: Protesters vow Buenos Aires surprise.

Docking: Russian spacecraft on space station.

Filing: Frontier Airlines heads for bankruptcy.

Snubbing: Mugabe will skip summit.

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John sings on Hillary campaign trail.

Killer Deals: Defense department wares for sale on Craigslist and eBay.

Killer Wheels: Pedestrian struck on I-5.

This Is Only a Text: New method for delivering emergency news.

From Growing Up Straight: What Every Thoughful Parent Should Know About Homosexuality, by Peter and Barbara Wyden. Copyright 1968.

RAISING THE SEXUALLY SECURE CHILD

It has been mentioned earlier that many homosexuals come out of a sexually repressive home atmosphere, and others come from homes where they were sexually overstimulated. What is the sensible middle course?

The exerts are unanimous in suggesting that parents should do their best to answer questions about sex without appearing embarrassed…. Most experts believe it is not desirable to volunteer information on homosexuality to children but to alert to opportunities to explain the subject briefly and naturally.

Dr. Gebhard’s son started tossing around the word “fag” when he was about eight years old. Dr. Gebhard asked, “Hey, do you know what that word means?” Then he explained homosexuals this way: “Some boys like to have sex with other boys. It isn’t a good idea. People in general don’t like it and you can get in trouble about it.

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1

dom, the shitheads link doesn't work. and my head hurts!

Posted by scary tyler moore | April 11, 2008 8:42 AM
2

Thanks, STM. Should be fixed now.

Posted by Dominic Holden | April 11, 2008 8:47 AM
3

Take off the BR tag at the end, and all is good.

Posted by Greg | April 11, 2008 8:47 AM
4

Is Randi going to be the MC for Hempfest ever again?

BTW, Randi is back on the radio on Monday: NovaM picked her up and she will be on again on AM 1090 in Seattle.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 11, 2008 8:50 AM
5

Broken liiiiiiiinks... makes me feel fiiiiiinee....

Posted by Yogi | April 11, 2008 8:54 AM
6

This is good and all, but where's the roundup thread for Slog Happy Hour? I wanna know what happened at the Saint. Did the new paint smell make everybody pass out?

Posted by Greg | April 11, 2008 9:01 AM
7

My browser inexplicably added spaces to the link. So a bunch were broken. I think they've all been fixed now...

Posted by Dominic Holden | April 11, 2008 9:07 AM
8

Only half of the links worked for me. weird.

Posted by Tracy | April 11, 2008 9:14 AM
9

Most of them are still broken, Dominic.

Posted by Fnarf | April 11, 2008 9:18 AM
10

We are down, we are crazy fools
Everyday at school
Teachers here, teachers there
Books and books, they are everywhere

Come on boys, we need to dance
We have got a good chance
Lay your problems on the floor
Clap your hands and sing to me once more

Everybody, let's go to the gig
We can dance there, dance and eat an ice-cream
Everybody dancing all night long
Try to do it, sing a happy song

Music sound, dancing in the night
We can get so high
For no reason no don't stop
Now's the time to go to the top

It's a sweet simple happy song
We'll sing all night long
Lay your problems on the floor
Clap your hands and sing once more
http://www.free-lyrics.org/Babys-Gang/26514-Happy-Song.html

Everybody, let's go to the gig
We can dance there, dance and eat an ice-cream
Everybody dancing all night long
Try to do it, sing a happy song

It's time to dance, it's time to sing, sing a happy song
(Sing a happy song)
Let's go, let's go boys, come with me and sing
(Sing a happy song, our song)

Let's go, let's go boys, come with me and sing

We are down, we are crazy fools everyday at school
Teachers here, teachers there
Books and books, they are everywhere

Come on boys, we need to dance
We have got a good chance
Lay your problems on the floor
Clap your hands and sing to me once more

Everybody, let's go to the gig
We can dance there, dance and eat an ice-cream
Everybody dancing all night long
Try to do it, sing a happy song

(Sing a happy song)
(Sing a happy song, our song)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqWxVoEH-o8

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 11, 2008 9:19 AM
11

Re: Links. Fuck! I did the MN in Safari, but normally I do it in Firefox. Okay, this'll take a minute but I'll rebuild it. Please stand by.

Posted by Dominic Holden | April 11, 2008 9:21 AM
12

The Chinese are REALLY starting to get under my skin with the Victim act.

Also, that excerpt made me throw up a little.

Posted by Marty | April 11, 2008 9:23 AM
13

enough with the silliness, bellevue ave. and you're a lousy dancer, too.

Posted by scary tyler moore | April 11, 2008 9:25 AM
14

I never thought Rhodes had anything more than the brains of a gnat, but calling HRC a whore is really a shit-stupid reason for a failing radio network to fire her. People seemed to like her, gnat-brains and whore-baiting and all.

Frankly I wish they would dump Franken. He's much better at ironically snarky right-bashing books than he is on either TV or radio. Go back to the keyboard, please, Al.

Anyway, if liberal talk radio is to succeed, it can't do it by being lily-livered.

Posted by K | April 11, 2008 9:29 AM
15

scary tyler moore, I have fun dancing, thats all that matters. Now go trim your beard and leave me alone.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 11, 2008 9:34 AM
16

K - Franken is running for Senate and quit the radio show over a year ago.

K who do you support for pres? With your knowledge about events I'm guessing Hillary.

Posted by McG | April 11, 2008 9:54 AM
17

K: do you even know what you are talking about? You should dig around as to all the stuff that lead to Randi Rhodes leaving Air America and understand that her rant against Hillary was TWO WEEKS before the suspension.

Her mouth is not what got her fired. I suggest you follow the money and look at why others left Air America Radio.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | April 11, 2008 10:18 AM
18

People in general dont like it and you can get in trouble about it (from the how-not-to-have-a-gay-kid thing)

They're right about people not liking it, but thanks to Lawrence v Texas, you can't get in trouble any more!

Posted by Mike in MO | April 11, 2008 11:08 AM
19

I didn't realize this had been decided...but here it is in the ST trolley article:
"Construction to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to begin in 2012"

Posted by Cato | April 11, 2008 11:11 AM
20

Regarding the Sonics story: Given the apparent evidence of bad faith. Would it be possible for the City of Seattle or whoever is paying the current debt on the Key Arena to place a lean on the Sonics?

From the sound of other stories, I get the impression that Oklahoma City is writing a blank check for the Sonics' new arena. Given the circumstances, Seattle should try to get a piece of that action. Let Oklahoma pay for the Key.

Posted by Some Joe | April 11, 2008 11:49 AM
21

Actually, you missed the cool part of the Russian spaceship docking at the space station story -- it was bringing South Korea's first astronaut into orbit, So-Yeon Yi, and she is the youngest woman in space to date as well.

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2008/04/202_22213.html

Posted by Peter F | April 11, 2008 12:49 PM

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