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Friday, April 25, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on April 25 at 8:03 AM

No Fruit for You!: Some crop yields will be 30 percent lower than usual thanks to crazy weather.

If the Democrats Can’t Win This Year, They Never Will: Food crisis prompts run on rice at Wal-Mart and Costco.

Of Course He Opposes Equal Pay: John McCain says the gals just need “more training and education.”

Colossal Mistake: 63 percent of Americans think the US “made a mistake” sending troops to Iraq.

Big Surprise: Most US women have “disordered” eating habits.

Shocker of the Week: EPA scientists report political interference in scientific decisions.

Um, That’s Not the Direction We Want to be Headed: Carbon dioxide, methane levels rose sharply last year.

Crazier and Crazier: The latest twist in the Sonics lawsuit saga.

Dick Shrinkers: Police in Congo arrest suspected sorcerers for “stealing” penises or rendering them impotent.

Dirty Old Man: Bill O’Reilly shocked—shocked!—at bra-revealing Miley Cyrus pics.

Falling Down on the Job?: DSHS sued for failing to prevent parents’ starvation of child.

Finally, Congestion Relief?: Yeah, but it might mean near-universal tolls.

For Josh: Wiz dominate Cavs, 108-72.

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1

nothing on the skater killed by a Metro Bus in the U-District though?

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/360613_skateboarder26.html?source=rss

Or Rush Limbaugh calling for riots during the Democratic Convention in August?

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/15980105/detail.html

Posted by Andrew | April 25, 2008 8:20 AM
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Why not just put up a sign that says "you must make at least this much money to ride these roads".

Posted by Giffy | April 25, 2008 8:26 AM
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What about those A holes at the Sci-fi convention with their red & green buttons!?!?! What are we gonna do about them?

THEY MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!

Posted by Mike in MO | April 25, 2008 8:30 AM
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Posted by Levislade | April 25, 2008 8:49 AM
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I hate to have to agree with a scrote like Bill O'Reilly, but he has a point that showing off her bra to teh intarnetz is not an appropriate behavior for a 14-year-old girl, particularly one as well-known as Miley Cyrus.

Posted by Greg | April 25, 2008 8:57 AM
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I don't understand, I purchased a copy of 101 Ways to Save the Planet ten years ago and I always turn off the lightswitch when I leave the room. How can carbon and methane be rising?

Posted by flamingbanjo | April 25, 2008 9:18 AM
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More training and education? Um, he really is fucking old an uninformed. Women are a majority of college students, soon to be a supermajority. Not only do women attend college in higher numbers, but they graduate in higher numbers as well.

Posted by Gitai | April 25, 2008 9:36 AM
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Didn't anyone see the South Park episode where the world(?) or just the U.S. makes girls like Britney Spears and Miley into sacrificial beings just so they can have a good harvest? No? That was a very creepy episode.

Posted by glerbglerbglerb | April 25, 2008 9:42 AM
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ECB is on weekday and isn't coming off as a shrill harpy. I'm beginning to think she justs enjoys trolling slog

Posted by wow | April 25, 2008 10:18 AM
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1. Not news: Gallup tracking poll showing OBama dorpping about 5 points:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/106801/Gallup-Daily-Democratic-Gap-Narrows-Obama-Keeps-Advantage.aspx

Remember: do not look. This is not news!!

2. Also not news, not to be looked at:

New Rev. Wright comments that Obama is a politician who says what a politician has to say.

This is most def. not news as it woudl confirm what I've said all along: duh, he's a pol, who says what he has to say for tactical gains in whatever circumstances he's in -- just like HRC!!

Remember: this is NOT news, DO NOT look it up on google or talk about it here, even though it dominated the MSNBC talk for about 4 hours yesterday.

4. Oh Rev. Wright also said he himself never talked politics with Obama -- wow. He never talked politics with the United States Senator and presidential candidate sitting in his pew? Whom he's known for 20 years and who gave his church about $25 K last year?

Obviously being a pastor has an element of being a politican, too.

4. Also not news, do not discuss or look up:
NC GOP's Wright TV ad blasting Obama.
This canbe talked about to condemn this "dirty" politicking, to condemn McCain for not stopping it, and most of all to condemn HRC for staying silent on it. What a racist bitch!! She won't help Obama that proves she's actually out for herself in this race -- and not for him!!!

But talking about it as relating to his electability -- that would not be news. Talking about how running ads like this for the next 7.5 months could hurt him -- that is not news.

5. Heard on tV that Wright now plans a big speaking tour this week including the national press club and stuff like that. This is not news either. Nor is it news that Obama has no control over this idiot Wright who now seems to be intent on hurting Obama as much as possible by keeping his views and face in the news.

At least Bill Dawg has beeen restricted to tiny towns more than two hours from a major airport to keep him out of the news!

6. Obama's been complaining that news reporters accusing him of being elite aren't using the little accent grave over the e in elite.
Good point! As HArvard Law Review editor he was in charge of little things like that, so it's good to know he will produce change in making us spell words according to their foreign roots. Espcially French words! C'est tres elite et marveilleuse or something! La plus ca change....

7. No 6 above -- I said that just cuz that was something I felt had to say.
It has a lot of truthiness to it. Just liek what Wright and Obama and HRC say !!

Posted by unPC | April 25, 2008 10:21 AM
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Although, while she's not being a shrill harpy, she is saying "you know" far too much. Something to remember next time, but good show! :)

Posted by you know | April 25, 2008 10:30 AM
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@8,

Don't we already do that? Except instead of ensuring a good harvest we ensure that shlubby plebs feel better about themselves via schadenfreude?

Posted by keshmeshi | April 25, 2008 10:54 AM
13

What, nothing on the Sound Transit dual advisory vote today? It's been on KUOW for hours ....

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 25, 2008 11:02 AM
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I bet Erica is as pleased as a whore at CES to see that penis's are being cut off in the Congo.

It embraces both her racism and her anti-male sexism.

Happy!!!

Posted by ecce homo | April 25, 2008 11:23 AM
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McCain is so dense... Everyone knows that girls can't be trained or educated...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | April 25, 2008 11:29 AM
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If anyone has ever driven routinely down a Chicago toll road or the Jersey Turnpike, they'd know that tolls add to congestion, not relieve it. Good luck with those tolls Seattle! Let's hope you don't sell us out to a Spanish toll collection company where all the money goes to Spain for the next 50 years, like they did in Texas. I predict some tar and feathers in our future.

Posted by AnnaMontana | April 25, 2008 8:14 PM

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