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Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Morning News: Special Insomniac Edition

Posted by on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 4:25 AM

I woke up at 1:52 am and have not been able to go back to sleep. Please excuse errors in spelling or logic.* Today is gonna rule.

"A New Era": Senegal ushers in a new president after former President Abdoulaye Wade, whose "rule has gone from mass celebrations to mass protests" conceded defeat in the general election, allaying fears that he would again try to cling to power.

Health Act hearings start today in the Supreme Court. They'll last three days, and are an "epic clash that could recast the very structure of American government. But [they begin] with a 90-minute argument on what a lawyer in the case has called 'the most boring jurisdictional stuff one can imagine.'” To wit:

The main event — arguments over the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that most Americans obtain insurance or pay a penalty — will not come until Tuesday. On Monday, the justices will consider whether they are barred from hearing the case until the first penalties come due in 2015.

Where's the beef?: Seattle branch of Sysco recalls 16,800 pounds of potentially tainted beef, which it sold to "a single customer, which operates restaurants in Washington, Colorado, Arizona and Texas." Sysco would not name the affected restaurants, although they're also "not sure whether any of the meat made it onto menus before the recall was initiated." A spokesman said none of the beef was sold in grocery stores.

"I am Trayvon Martin": 2,000 march in Mt. Baker to protest the slaying of the Florida teen at the hands of the "neighborhood crime-watch captain."

Sinking deeper than the Titanic: Director James Cameron takes a one-man submarine to the bottom or the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on the ocean floor, becoming the first person to make the nearly 7-mile dive alone. "Naturally, a 3-D film is in the works."

''They asked me when I first had anal intercourse, oral sex, what sort of toys I played with as a child." Only the ill, disabled, or homosexual can avoid conscription service in the Turkish army, the second largest in the U.N. Proving that latter can be a humiliating affair.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree Axe Man: Dude driving a Lexus and toting an axe robs a Bitter Lake convenience store.

He had his first of five heart attacks at age 37: Cheney waited longer than average—20 months compared with a year or less—for his heart installation. HAR HAR. In less amusing news:

Assuming that Cheney's kidneys and other organ systems were working properly at the time of the transplant and he suffers no issues with organ rejection, the latest procedure could extend the former vice president's life by a decade or so, said Dr. Randall Starling, a specialist in cardiac transplants at the Cleveland Clinic.

Everyday Music Capitol Hill location reopens: Across the street. Black Breath play a show tonight at 8:30 pm.

“If just given the chance, if given their freedom, Koreans in the North are capable of great progress as well,” President Obama said in a speech to 400 students at a foreign affairs university in South Korea.

And finally, Blockhead's "Insomniac Olympics" after the cut:

*More so than you would normally.


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Cheney got his heart - when do you think W will get a brain?
Posted by frankdawg on March 26, 2012 at 5:14 AM · Report this
Biggest issue with rejection will be if Cheney got a human heart or not.
Posted by Second Circle of Hello on March 26, 2012 at 5:47 AM · Report this
Chef Thunder 3
About the same time dems get courage
Posted by Chef Thunder on March 26, 2012 at 5:50 AM · Report this
JensR 4
Or the US military get to click its ruby red slippers and go home?
Posted by JensR on March 26, 2012 at 5:57 AM · Report this
Well, Seattle Times fudged those numbers real good. It was more like 6000 at our peak yesterday.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 6
Ga. restaurant comes under fire after joking that Chris Brown, Rihanna inspired new ‘black and bleu’ sandwich: report

A Georgia steakhouse is getting grilled by local residents for promoting a new "black and bleu" sandwich it said was inspired by singer Chris Brown's vicious assault on former girlfriend Rihanna.…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on March 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 7
This is kind of cool.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on March 26, 2012 at 8:48 AM · Report this
Grant, whole you were up this morning you could've watched the Mariners play against the Yomiuri (sp?) Giants (the Yankees of Japan) play at the Tokyo dome. Game started at 3am. Japanese baseball is dope. Euro-soccer fans mixed with old-timey baseball.
I wanted to watch it, but it was at 3 am, a preferred time to sleep.
Posted by CbytheSea on March 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
I saw five UW students wearing hoodies today.

Million Hoodie March is everywhere.
Posted by Will in Seattle on March 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
tabathalphabet 10
Woah, I woke up suddenly right around 1:52 this morning also and had a tough time getting back to sleep. What was happening? Cosmos??
Posted by tabathalphabet on March 26, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 11
Only the cosmos will ever know.
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on March 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM · Report this

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