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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Morning News

Posted by on Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 8:04 AM

In Syria: Government forces killed 36 people yesterday when they opened fire on protesters in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour.

In Arizona: With only five percent of last week's fire contained, firefighters are preparing to face predicted winds up to 30 MPH today.

In Joplin, MO: Eight people have been confirmed to have rare, deadly fungal infection. Three have died, and experts think it may have been caused by last month's tornado.

Breaking! Formaldehyde isn't good for you, says the Department of Health.

Run, Newt, Run! Newt Gingrich tells the NY Times it's not his wife's fault everybody quit, says he'll prove his former entire staff wrong!

A Governor Hard at Work*: If you like reading about lies, check out an entire archive of released emails sent by Sarah Palin. You'll find out about faked TV interviews, newspaper columns published under a different name, and other poor choices. SarahPAC says, "The emails detail a governor hard at work. Everyone should read them."

At Least None of Them Were Underage? Delaware police are questioning a high school girl in connection with Rep. Anthony Weiner's texting habit.

Today, in Probably Not Worth It: 12 people got into a half-hour brawl aboard a Virgin Airlines Flight from the UK to Barbados at 30,000 feet yesterday, allegedly in response to one passenger swearing in front of a child.

Today, in Creepy: A 74-year-old was sentenced yesterday in two 40-year-old cold-case murders that happened in Madison Park and the Central District.

Zut Alors! Europe may fine France for mistreating its hamsters.

*To be fair, lying is REALLY hard work.

Finally, for no reason, here's a little kid dancing with heartwarming flair to some old-school Madonna. Come on, vogue! Good morning.


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raindrop 1
Weiner's a pedo? OMG!
Posted by raindrop on June 11, 2011 at 8:34 AM · Report this
Kid's got moves.
Posted by Schweighsr on June 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM · Report this
It would be more clear to say that France got fined for not doing enough to protect endangered hamsters.
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on June 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM · Report this
Oh god, why won't this Anthony Weiner thing just go away? So what if he texted a high school girl - he never met her in real life and even her family isn't all that concerned. Can't we just drop it already? I used to think the media only went into a frenzy over "infidelity plus" - as in infidelity plus hypocrisy or lawbreaking - but this is infidelity minus. All he did was flirt and exchange photos, he didn't even meet them for sex! Fucking drop it, stupid media!
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on June 11, 2011 at 9:51 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 5
It's not exactly "last night's fire" in Arizona, either - it's been burning for a week now.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on June 11, 2011 at 9:52 AM · Report this
17 year old victim?

Shades of Sammy Adams!!!

Danny has a thing for pedophile politicians....
Posted by birdsofafeather on June 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM · Report this
raindrop 7
he didn't even meet them for sex!

As far as we know...
Posted by raindrop on June 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8
Age of consent in New York: 17…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 10:22 AM · Report this
#1: WTF are you talking about? First off, there's no evidence of anything happening despite that article's best efforts to try to insinuate that something did (it's what we call bad journalism). Second of all, pedophiles don't like teenagers you dumb fuck, they like pre-pubescent children. People like you use that term only because you want to think he's fucking 11 year olds.
Posted by Jizzlobber on June 11, 2011 at 10:23 AM · Report this
#7: You sound like a birther, and probably were back when it was "acceptable."
Posted by Jizzlobber on June 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM · Report this
Let's hope no one ever sent that kid for that horrible "Sissy Boy" treatment because he is awesome!
Posted by tacomagirl on June 11, 2011 at 10:28 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 12


When I was that age, my best friends were Steve and Mike who lived across the street. They were twins and everyone on the block called them The Twins.

Steve and Mike were an "odd couple" because while Mike loved sports, trucks and dirt, Steve liked playing house and "sweeping" to make things nice and neat. When the family worked mowing the front yard and garden, Stevie would be pushing the broom around, sure to clean up every blade of grass, and make "all nice and neat".

They had the first color TV I ever saw, and I used to go there and watch Lost In Space and the Time Tunnel.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Let's all wish Dan Savage a happy birthday. He's turning 51 today.
Posted by Mike McGinn on June 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM · Report this
Jessica 14
@4: he wasn't "exchanging" sexy pictures with the WWU student, he just sent her a cock shot out of context. It's fucking creepy and it shows a weird lack of any sense of boundaries. It's upsetting to me-- I really liked him because he spoke so passionately and eloquently on the need to respect women's bodily autonomy w/r/t their reproductive health, but apparently respecting women's wishes only went up to "unless I decide it's time to send them unasked-for cock shots".
Posted by Jessica on June 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM · Report this
too bad the chick is in Delaware- 18.....
Posted by youhavetherighttoremainsilent.... on June 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 16
Palin was responding to an e-mail from her rural affairs adviser, Rhonda McBride, about a radio host who had made a racist, sexist joke about Native Alaskan women.

Palin wrote: “Disgusting. And I take it personally when I consider they’re talking about my daughters.”…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 10:50 AM · Report this
@12. Great. What does that have to do with me?
Posted by tacomagirl on June 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM · Report this
That kid is totes awesome. I'm glad he made it out alive, must have great parents.
Posted by Jersey on June 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 19

Nothing at all...I posted the wrong number.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM · Report this
@19. OK..I'll bite. What does it have to do with anything?
Posted by tacomagirl on June 11, 2011 at 10:59 AM · Report this
prompt 21
As a veteran, I never get all of these gov't forces firing on citizens. I know your commander is telling you to, but at some point when you're blowing away people in your own country, you gotta wonder if something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Posted by prompt on June 11, 2011 at 11:08 AM · Report this
venomlash 22
@16: *headdesk*
Posted by venomlash on June 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM · Report this
Gingrich's wife has veto over him going anywhere overnight and can micromanage his schedule and overrule things... Does that ring a bell with anyone else? How does a politician's wife usually behave if her husband has had an affair and she finds out and then decides he can stay? Sounds just like that to me...!!
Posted by subwlf on June 11, 2011 at 11:32 AM · Report this
Wow that dancing boy is frickin' amazing!! He is more diva than I (born as a female) could ever be!!
Posted by subwlf on June 11, 2011 at 11:37 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 25
who cares about the Quality of the news? it's Quantity that the Slog writers have to provide.
Posted by dnt trust me on June 11, 2011 at 11:50 AM · Report this

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are calling on Rep. Weiner to resign after the latest incident involving the embattled congressman admitting to contacting teen girl on Twitter
Posted by us on June 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Weiner's Fifth Sexting Partner Revealed

The fifth woman in the Weinergate scandal has been identified as Traci Nobles, a Pilates and Zumba instructor who repeatedly referred to the Rep. Anthony Weiner's genitalia in their online chats, the New York Post reported Friday.
"Weiner! Way to stand your ground sexy. Keep it up like I know you can!" Nobles wrote in one message on the New York congressman's Facebook page, the newspaper reported.
"Heart you, heart your passion, and as always, heart your balls!"
Weiner confessed Monday to sending lewd photos and suggestive messages through social media sites to six women over a three-year period. The confession came after Weiner spent a week vigorously lying about accidentally sending a photo of his bulging underwear to all of his Twitter followers that was intended to go only to Gennette Cordova, a 21-year-old college student in Seattle. Weiner had claimed his account was hacked and that he was likely the victim of a prank.
The other women who have come forward are Meagan Broussard, a 26-year-old single mother, Lisa Weiss, a 40-year-old Las Vegas blackjack dealer, and porn star Ginger Lee.
Nobles, a 34-year-old cheerleading coach and gym coach in Athens, Ga., came forward reluctantly after a roommate sent the Las Vegas Sun a screenshot of a private conversation she had with Weiner.
"I really regret that this was sent to you," Nobles told the Sun. "She thought someone should know."
Posted by us on June 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 28

This guy is like the Tiger Woods of nerdy New York leftist politicians who like to Tweet.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 3:11 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 29
@20 (did I use @, I meant to use d!)

As I said, I used the wrong number to make a reference.

I meant to refer to @3 + 2i which is an imaginary number.

Imaginary like the imaginary person who I hope will one day appear in the Puget Sound region who does not take everything and everybody literally, and can make even the barest leaps of logic between on thing and another

But that is world for science fiction.

And I'm not really making this comment in reference to you.

Just my imaginary numbered friend, 3 + 2i.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on June 11, 2011 at 3:15 PM · Report this
Sandiai 30
Honey Badger is awesome. He don't care. He's Honey Badger!

The kid was quite talented.
Posted by Sandiai on June 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM · Report this
venomlash 31
@29: What the fuck is it lately with you and mathematics? Did you go to night school or something?
And "3+2i" is NOT imaginary, you buffoonish dweebcake. It's not real, but it's not imaginary either. I will buy you a drink next time I see you (I'll hit up a SLOG Happy! eventually, Bailo) if you can tell me what category "3+2i" ACTUALLY falls into without looking it up.
Posted by venomlash on June 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM · Report this
Fnarf 32
@36, cut him a little slack. By my calculation, Bailo was proposing marriage to tacomagirl. It's a sensitive moment for him. The category his numbers fall in is best described as "highly irregular", possibly off its medication,
Posted by Fnarf on June 11, 2011 at 11:44 PM · Report this
prompt 33
@31 If anyone is available for the prize, I don't think it'd be too complex to figure out...
Posted by prompt on June 12, 2011 at 10:26 AM · Report this
if the kid dancing had been a girl we'd see a whole crop of people wailing about the sexualization of children.
Posted by Litch on June 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM · Report this
the idiot formerly known as kk 35
That kid rocks! Thanks!

And Weiner should resign when Senator David Vitter turns himself into a proscutor, confesses his patronization of a prostitute and begs to be sentenced. Fucking Republicans.
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on June 13, 2011 at 12:35 AM · Report this

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