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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on April 15 at 8:25 AM

A first? The Pope, en route to the U.S., draws a distinction between gays and pedophiles.

Oil and food prices: At record highs.

But: The potato!

Bombing kills at least 53: Where else?

“Obama bin Laden”: Says the AP chairman, while McCain is given donuts with sprinkles.

Goodbye, Dalai: Visit ends today.

Problems Facing Our Socialism: By Barack Obama, the elder.

Problems facing our Democrats: In Pennsylvania, a quarter of Clinton supporters say they’d vote for McCain over Obama.

And a new Israel PAC launches—the first to support a two-state solution:

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So now decades-old essays by Obama's dead father, whom he scarcely knew, are campaign fodder? Why not go through the man's kindergarten records while you're at it? Oh, wait.

Posted by tsm | April 15, 2008 8:32 AM

“Homosexuals,” the Pope continued “are the reason that you can’t find a gawddamn condo in West LA for less than $500,000. So don’t even freakin’ think about Westwood or Santa Monica—that ship has sailed. You’re gonna end up living in Fullerton or Chatsworth, and all because of SODOMITES!”

Posted by Original Andrew | April 15, 2008 8:33 AM

Weren't potatoes the solution before? That's why people leave them on Frederick the Great's grave. (I took pictures!)

Posted by Abby | April 15, 2008 8:45 AM

This spud's for you!

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 15, 2008 8:48 AM

Do you have something against donuts with sprinkles?

Posted by Katelyn | April 15, 2008 8:50 AM

I assume Hils will shortly be finding a way to attach victim status to herself too, for having one of the most powerful media people in the world call the world's leading terrorist by her opponent's name.

Not funny, asshole.

Posted by Fnarf | April 15, 2008 8:59 AM

Poor Obama needs a hug.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | April 15, 2008 8:59 AM

a two state solution is impossible as long as PM olmert continues to support the insane settler program inside the westbank. since dismantling the settlements in gaza, the settlements have grown and continue to grow in the westbank. the settlers basically want to push the palestinians out and have jordan absorv them, which is not going to happen and thought the westbank continues to be run by fatah as oppose to the loons in gaza, the settlement land grabs continue to create resentment and deepens the caste system of the few dominating the arab majority. the key to peace is to isolate hamas and promote democracy within the westbank, but the first step is to end the settler program and the brutal occupation.

it is no wonder PM is even less popular in israel than GW is here.

the left and center left inside israel has always supported a two state solution, and israelis, but for some reason the US continues to support the most hawkish of goverments and the most reactonary policies including the settler program which is nothing more than some religious fanatics' vision of land that is theirs by god's command.

Posted by SeMe | April 15, 2008 9:18 AM

sorry for all the typos. no coffee yet.

Posted by SeMe | April 15, 2008 9:21 AM


Posted by max solomon | April 15, 2008 9:38 AM

26% defection among Clinton supporters
19% defection among Obama supporters
2.1% margin of error

Is there really much difference?

I hope these people are either blowing hot air, or they don't know the first thing about who McCain really is. This could change once Democrats focus their money on exposing him. The crapfest known as the media has done everything in their power to ignore his flaws and his ignorance on important issues, while citing his status as a 'maverick' and a 'straight talker' and pretending they weren't the ones to brand him as such in the first place.

You guys think the media is giving Hillary or Obama the coronation? Wrong. It's McCain.

Posted by w7ngman | April 15, 2008 9:46 AM

"child sexual-abuse scandals in the United States, and said it is causing “great suffering” for the church and “me personally.”"

I feel so very sorry for the Catholic Church and the poor poor Pope.

Fuck those money grubbing children!

Posted by Colin | April 15, 2008 10:02 AM

After reading a few posts on Taylor Marsh's blog, I don't ever want to hear Obama supporters called "brainwashed" again. Jesus, these people are crazy.

Posted by wow. | April 15, 2008 10:13 AM

And to those Christians who think that America was founded on Christianity... Look, even the Pope knows that's not true!

"'But he said the United States was interesting because it 'started with positive idea of secularism.'
'This new people was made of communities that had escaped official state purges and wanted a lay state, a secular state that opened the possibility for all confessions and all form of religious exercise,' he added. 'Therefore it was a state that was intentionally secular. It was the exact opposite of state religion, but it was secular out of love for religion and for an authenticity that can only be lived freely.'"

Posted by Strawberry Limonade | April 15, 2008 12:04 PM

Obama's grace under all this is awesome. He doesn't hide that he's pissed, because he is an honest man. Imagine the crap Hillary would make up in the same situation. Then doing a shot like a Yale sorority girl. Please, what a puppet. Reminds me of the story of one of the candidates in 68 - Muskie? Humphrey? who came into a bar in West Virginia and said loud and proud, "Bartender, a beer for the boys - and a Courvoisier for me!" I don't know who drinks Crown Royal, that's a weird one.

Posted by Grant Cogswell | April 15, 2008 3:37 PM

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