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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on August 19 at 8:28 AM

Pakistani Problems: With Musharraf gone, America evaluates its options.

Florida Meets Fay: Tropical Storm Fay brings rain, wind, loss of power, but fails to reach hurricane strength.

Georgia On Their Minds: Russian troops reported to be digging into positions throughout Georgia, despite ceasefire agreement.

iPod Immolation: Japan warns consumers as three accounts of iPod nanos bursting into flames are reported.

Walk Hard: Nickels wants you walking this summer.

Basketball Battle: Sonics season ticket holders demanding that they get two free seasons of seats in OKC.

BBK: Obama appears to have picked either Biden, Bayh or Kaine to be his VP nominee. The suspense builds!

Watchmen Lawsuit: Who will watch the Watchmen after everyone gets done suing one another?

TODAY IS A PRIMARY!:

Find your poll location in King County.
Or call 206-296-VOTE.
Polls are open 7AM to 8PM.

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Posted by The Incredible Sulk | August 19, 2008 8:34 AM
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@#1 - Do you have a life? Seriously!

Posted by Chris from N.O. | August 19, 2008 8:38 AM
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Nickles? Who or what is Nickles? There are no prominent people in Seattle named Nickles.

Posted by Fnarf | August 19, 2008 8:52 AM
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What is with the censorship thing?

I can't imagine what it is we are not supposed to read??? The word douchbag one more time??

Smut stuff, plenty already here ... backbiting, more than we need ...

Just curious.

Posted by BOB from Ballard | August 19, 2008 8:54 AM
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Posted by clintonsarmy | August 19, 2008 9:00 AM
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It's just more inane Tourette's rubbish, like #5, BOB. They're probably prolonging the agony by deleting it.

Posted by Fnarf | August 19, 2008 9:10 AM
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Not that I find this guy at all profound, but a pretty compelling piece today by CNN's Jack Cafferty, Commentary: Is McCain Another George W. Bush? Regarding the Rick Warren forum:

One after another, McCain's answers were shallow, simplistic, and trite. He showed the same intellectual curiosity that George Bush has -- virtually none.

Posted by cressona | August 19, 2008 9:16 AM
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@7: I wrote an essay with the same title. I will re-print it here in its entirety for a Slog exclusive.

Yes. Yes, he is.
Posted by Ziggity | August 19, 2008 9:21 AM
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uh...your link to King County Elections is screwy. the correct page for KCE is:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/elections/

(and yes, the "polling places" link on that page is currently down - i've alerted our IT people about it and hopefully it will be back up and running soon)

FWIW - if your polling location is HAMILTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (in wallingford) you need to go to the location where it is temporarily housed, the old lincoln high school, entering on WOODLAWN near 44th.

Posted by jezbian | August 19, 2008 9:32 AM
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If we're going to continue removing posts, why can't we do the same to clintonsarmy's cut and paste posts? Are they really on topic if it's the same thing time and again?

Posted by Banna | August 19, 2008 9:36 AM
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I'll be glad to take a walk in the rai... I mean sunny summer.

Posted by Simon | August 19, 2008 9:51 AM
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the exact url for looking up your polling place/candidates and issues on your (personalised) ballot is at:

https://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/voterlookup.aspx

Posted by jezbian | August 19, 2008 9:53 AM
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AC 360, Gergen:

"McCain is now on a sustained roll in his campaign. Since the time he shook up his organization a few weeks ago, he has been much more focused and has started to get through to voters. Democrats ó and the press ó didnít like the quality of those ads, but they seem to have worked politically. His stand on drilling and on Russia have also strengthened his aura of command. And now Saddleback.

Thatís quite a run and it is reflected in the polls: not only have the national numbers tightened up but McCain has actually moved ahead (slightly) in three key battleground states: Ohio, Virginia and Colorado.

A web site that averages all significant polls, RealClearPolitics.com, has previously projected that just looking at polls, Obama was ahead in states with over 300 electoral votes; now he is down to 275 ó a tiny cushion since 270 is the magical number for winning."

You heard it here first.

(NB: I recently said you need 271 to win, that was erroneous, it's 270.)

Relevance to VP choice?

WTF with play it safe BBK choices?

And btw: BBK shows voting for Iraq war no longer a disqualifier, in Obama's view.

Posted by PC | August 19, 2008 10:06 AM
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@13 - nuh uh. Other media disagree.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 19, 2008 10:34 AM
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Posted by deadender | August 19, 2008 10:58 AM
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Posted by dfjkdj | August 19, 2008 11:56 AM
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@10
I couldn't agree more! This republican idiot's spam his moved beyond old. SLOG please delete or ban this moron. Thank you.

Posted by Sad Comment | August 19, 2008 12:11 PM
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Posted by sad comment2 | August 19, 2008 12:14 PM
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Can't take the suspense anymore. Pick Hillary. Go fu k Obama. Go Hillary 2012.

Posted by Ziggity | August 19, 2008 12:29 PM
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I still have the screenplay that Terry Gilliam was going to use to make the Watchmen back in the late 80s. Download the trailer now. Watchmen could go the way of the Fantastic Four movie that never came out.

Posted by elswinger | August 19, 2008 12:49 PM

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