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And with Obama in the pockets of the big corn producers for Ethanol, food prices will never go down again. Now THAT is change you can believe in!

Posted by Just Me | June 23, 2008 7:47 AM

Shit, and McSame will do anything to improve the situation??

Posted by coco | June 23, 2008 8:02 AM

Then there's possibly the best AP headline so far this year:

Everything seemingly is spinning out of control

In which the AP writers try to write a better Onion headline and fail, while also describing the long litany of ways in which we're all fuckitty fucked fucked fucked.

And who or what's responsible for all of this? Don't bother asking the AP writers, they're as baffled as 99% of America.

Posted by Original Andrew | June 23, 2008 8:03 AM

Well then if McCain is a bigger asshole we should just suck it up and hug Obama a little tighter, eh #2?

"What a world!" - Margaret Hamilton

Posted by patrick | June 23, 2008 8:24 AM

And Obama is perfectly fine with the not going after telecoms for spying on Americans! Now that's change you can believe in!!

Posted by Just Me | June 23, 2008 8:28 AM

I am worried about Amy Winehouse. She has the potential to be a cultural icon with a music that could be loved by generations to come. If she doesn't wake up to her self destructive ways that is. The photo is truly disheartening. I'm reminded of Janis Joplin.

Posted by Vince | June 23, 2008 8:56 AM

@5, actually, Obama said he was in favor of stripping telecom immunity from the new FISA bill, but other than that, great point, shithead!

Posted by Just Sayin' | June 23, 2008 8:58 AM

George Carlin is dead. I thought his transition from acerbic cynic into utterly bitter bastard over the last 7-8 years didn't make for the most entertaining package, but damn if he wasn't still insightful about aspects of American life until the end. Besides, who could fucking blame him after all we've gone through?

Posted by laterite | June 23, 2008 9:21 AM

Winehouse; dude, she has emphysema at age 24. I'm 24! WTF!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 23, 2008 9:26 AM

Who is Amy Winehouse?

Posted by um | June 23, 2008 9:30 AM

@8 - Carlin's turn toward the bitter seems to coincide with the death of his wife. That, and the Bush presidency, which has made most liberal-minded folk angry and cynical.

Posted by Lou | June 23, 2008 9:31 AM

ECB, read the "day-care" story again - it ain't rape at a day care. It's supposedly a 'swinger's club' where 4 kids were groomed to put on sex shows for hundreds of people at a time. (the day care angle is that the swinger's club was located in a former day care) Sorry, but the whole thing is a little too Wenatchee circa '95. I think it's possible there was no horror at all, just a town full of conservative fucks who wanted the pervy swingers out of there. And in this case, at least two of them already have life sentences for a crime, the only evidence and witnesses being the testimony of kids who were between 5 and 8 at the time, and told their stories while in the care of foster parents. One of whom has now been arrested on child sexual assault charges. Hmmmm...

Posted by switzerblog | June 23, 2008 9:32 AM

i'd like to go on record early as saying the texas daycare rape scandal is going to be found to be complete bullshit: children manipulated by law enforcement and child care advocates, abused far worse by the system and their "protectors" than anything their parents did.

"Daycare" is in the headline as an alarm tactic, but the actual story and circumstances have nothing to do with a daycare. It sounds like the actual issue is religious leaders in the area object to some of the parents involved having visited a swinger's club.

etc etc. Go back and read some of the old articles from Wenatchee circa '94-'96 or so.


Posted by diggum | June 23, 2008 9:33 AM

Thanks for the vegan-friendly recipe. That looks gooooood!

Posted by Levislade | June 23, 2008 10:30 AM

Thank God.

The Rev. Tim Letsch is opening a church in the yellow-plastered building where the children were abused.
Posted by Bub | June 23, 2008 10:33 AM

I'm hoping tomorrow is a recipe for vegan-friendly couscous.

Maybe annie could help.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 23, 2008 11:22 AM

Place your bets on Amy Winehouse for the 2008 Darwin Awards.

Posted by Snarky | June 23, 2008 11:39 AM

Here's one of my favorite Carlin bits:

I coulda swore I posted this earlier, but that's the magic of a Gateway laptop. Their motto should be "Maybe."

Posted by Jason Josephes | June 23, 2008 4:07 PM

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