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Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on October 5 at 7:05 AM

Posted by News Intern Aaron Pickus

Cubs Out: Dodgers sweep the Cubs as the LA team moves on to the National League Championship Series.

Terrorist Obama: GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin highlighted the innovative and constructive side of American politics yesterday when she described Sen. Obama as an “embarrassment” and someone who is”palling around with terrorists.”

Husky Shakedown: New University of Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward dismissed Marie Tuite, senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

Break Out the Candles: Thousands of local homes and businesses lost power as winds gusted up to 40 mph.

Victims Awarded: Pierce County jurors give $11.7 million to parents of a 2-year-old boy who drowned while at a day care in 2004.

Cheney the Tree-Hugger: Dick Cheney again displayed his flair for dark, ironic humor while speaking at the White House Conference on North American Wildlife Policy, saying that the conservation of wildlife has been a “high priority” for the Bush Administration.

Al Franken Surges: U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken moves ahead of his opponent, Republican Norm Coleman, in the Minnesota race.

Russians Head for Venezuela: Four Russian warships are on the way to Venezuela for joint naval exercises with the South American nation.

No Cabinet Agreement: President Mugabe and Prime Minister Tsvangirai have failed to follow up their power-sharing agreement with the formation of a cabinet.

Good Citizen: An uploaded news post by a “citizen” journalist on CNN’s website this Friday falsely reported Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack. In an inspiring example of the rationality and stability of our capitalist economy, Apple stock fell $9 billion before the rumor was debunked.

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"...CNNís website this Friday falsely reported Apple CEO Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack."

So, I should have bought Apple stock on friday?

Posted by yucca flower | October 5, 2008 8:33 AM
2

Nothing on Bill Maher's new movie?!?!? Man people, let me quote the last line of the movie: "Grow up or die!"

Posted by Andrew | October 5, 2008 8:39 AM
3

nine billion? Typo?

Posted by The CHZA | October 5, 2008 8:48 AM
4

Obama is an embarrassment!?! Obama. Really. It is a complete mystery to me how that woman could be so deluded as to think that Obama is the the one who is an embarrassment to our country.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 5, 2008 8:49 AM
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Don't put too much stock in that MN poll that shows Franken ahead of Coleman. That particular poll has a history of being skewed -- and wrong.

Posted by midwaypete | October 5, 2008 8:53 AM
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@3. Nine billion in market cap. Which was about a 9% drop in twelve minutes. Insane.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | October 5, 2008 9:21 AM
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Yes, it is an embarrasment. And not to mention Obama's marinating in the hate America venom of Wrights's sermons for 20 years. Keep it up Sarah!

Posted by raindrop | October 5, 2008 9:23 AM
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Ah, Russia. Putin is playing a game of Risk while the US is still playing Monopoly and the Presidential race is about to become a game of Clue.

Posted by PopTart | October 5, 2008 9:56 AM
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raindrop @7:

Yes, it is an embarrasment. And not to mention Obama's marinating in the hate America venom of Wrights's sermons for 20 years. Keep it up Sarah!

I gotta agree with raindrop.

Israeli politician and Holocaust survivor Yitzhak Shamir once said, "Every Pole sucks anti-Semitism with his mother's milk," and Barack Obama has been sucking in America hatred since he was breast-feeding at his liberal mother's teet.

I'll tell you what I'm really afraid of though: that America-hating Barack Obama is going to do to this country what those other America-hating politicians--FDR and Bill Clinton--did to this country. Can this nation really survive the kind of job growth, economic stability, national security, energy independence, and health-insurance reform that Obama is secretly plotting to unleash upon us once he grabs the reins of power?

Oh, and before all you leftists start bashing me, I think we can all agree that America is much better off after eight years of "country first" George W. Bush than after eight years of "me first" Bill Clinton.

Posted by cressona | October 5, 2008 10:12 AM
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@7
you keep up this fiction that liberals, leftists, and even radicals "hate" America.

And your side doesn't.

Yet it is yoru side that has wrecked our constitution repeatedly (remember Nixon?), that has started a trillion dollar war by "mistake," yeah right, that has weakened our economy thru the demonstrably idiotic notion of unregulated "free markets" which is 100% contrary to our founding fathers' ideals that we have democratic government to further our ability to pursue happiness, via majority rule, and your side openly consorts with terorrists and thugs like Oliver North (illegal actions for contras) and a CIA that overthrew democratically elected governments in Iran, Guatemala, Chile and lots of other places.

You sir, hate America. Not us.
As to Mr. Ayers, he was wrong for the bomb throwing phase but for decades he ahs worked on education reform. Add it up with pluses and minusses, then tell us all the vast amount of charity work you have done. But include your minuses of voting for GOP members who openly supported the crimes of Nixon, who trashed our constitution by pursuing ficticious impeachment of Billdawg and who openly supported the high crimes and misdememors of Bush et al.

I'm not sure whether you would come out more pro terrorist and anti American than Ayers, if yo exposed your long list o anti democratic foreign policy maneuvers and long standing support for right wing politicains who have abused our constiution over and over again -- Nixon, Reagan and Bush, to be precise.

You sir are the anti American.

Pls. make a note of it. And STFU.

Posted by PC | October 5, 2008 10:20 AM
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Sarah Palin is a traitor, and her husband is a traitor. They were members of the Alaskan Independence Party, which wanted to allow Alaska to secede from the United States. That is treason, and they associated with other traitors in the AIP. You betcha' That's the kinda straight talk we've been cravin'.

Posted by T | October 5, 2008 10:20 AM
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Oh my God! That is the best comment I have ever read from PC!

Strong work John Bailo, err... I mean Susan, uhh... I mean PC! Yay!

Posted by Uli | October 5, 2008 10:32 AM
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@8
by your analogy, i noticed that russia is the most intellectual of the three games. which is fitting because america and its policies are based on stupidity.

save the trees! elect cheney!

Posted by doh! | October 5, 2008 10:38 AM
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Oh Raindrop, you're so silly. Reverend Wright was a US Marine. He's accomplished more in his life than you ever will, and is beloved by more people than you can ever hope to be.

He is a fully functioning, contributing member of society who happens to be outspoken about the failings of our society. When he talks, people pay attention.

And you, Raindrop? You are just a troll on a blog. Kind of pathetic, don't you think?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | October 5, 2008 11:39 AM
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Hey! What's wrong with being a troll on a blog?

So all you GOP hacks know: us leftists, including radical revolutionaries such as myself, do not hate America. I would leave if I did. We hate what the traitorous assholes in YOUR party have done to America.

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
óBush in Washington, DC on Aug. 4, 2005

History has proven so.

Posted by UnCommonSense | October 5, 2008 12:15 PM
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And who does Sarah pal around with, oh yeah the Alaska Independence Party, which sees as its ultimate goal seceding from the union. She repeatedly courted a secessionist group founded by someone who openly professed hatred of the American government and cursed our flag. Sarah's husband, Todd Palin, was a member of this group, for years!

In 1994, Palin attended the group's annual convention. And she addressed its convention this year, as an incumbent governor whose oath of office includes upholding the Constitution of the United States.

Posted by Rank Stranger | October 5, 2008 12:18 PM
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My oh my. What absurd extrapolations I set off by merely stating fact. Obama himself eventaully repudiated Wright.

Posted by raindrop | October 5, 2008 12:59 PM

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