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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Morning News: More Pistol Whipping, 12 Years of War, and Turkish Mortars

Posted by on Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 6:55 AM

12th year of war in Afghanistan: And the Taliban are still badgering U.S.-led NATO forces.

Another Pistol Whipping in the U-District: Two people were smacked in the face with a semi-automatic handgun early Saturday morning in a robbery eerily similar to the three U-District muggings that happened last weekend.

Ehud Barak Israeli Angry: Israeli war planes staged a mock raid over southern Lebanese villages today.

Venezuelan Election: Hugo Chavez, four-term incumbent and man U.S. citizens are encouraged to dislike, is challenged by Henrique Capriles for the country's presidential election.

Late Cranberries: The drought puts a delay on Washington's cranberry production.

Trading Fire: Syria and Turkey are pissed at each other, illustrated by the mortar exchange that has continued since Wednesday.

New Addition to Radioactive Junkyard: The first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier's reactor compartments will be gifted to the Hanford Site sometime in 2017.

The coolest-looking chimp you've ever seen:


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GlibReaper 1
2012-2001=11 doesn't it?
Posted by GlibReaper on October 7, 2012 at 9:26 AM · Report this
GlibReaper 2
Is it a forgone conclusion that because we're entering our 12th year that we'll be there for 12 years? Wow, that's depressing. Must be the Obama state of mind.
Posted by GlibReaper on October 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
How would Hezbollah like a two front war? They will get one if they keep up the meddling.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 7, 2012 at 9:58 AM · Report this
Free Lunch 4
@2 - Prepare to get more depressed. The scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan is the end of 2014.
Posted by Free Lunch on October 7, 2012 at 10:46 AM · Report this
Karlheinz Arschbomber 5
Send the smoking chimp, as well as the smirking chimp (now in Texas) to Afghanistan.
Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber on October 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM · Report this
Last of the Time Lords 6
@4, give or take a couple of years....
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on October 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM · Report this
venomlash 7
--Do you smoke after sex?
--I don't know, I've never looked.
Posted by venomlash on October 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 8
Oh, it's so cute the little brainwashed are still running their program that smoking = cool.

The tobacco propaganda runs deep. I bet you still think your opinions are your own.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on October 7, 2012 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 9
Speaking of propaganda, why has John Boehner been keeping a low profile? I really wish Democrats would use his hated mug in their campaign ads. Asking things like "Would you like this man running the country?"
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 7, 2012 at 1:48 PM · Report this
disintegrator 10
@8: It must be tough to live in a world where irony is constantly lost on you...
Posted by disintegrator on October 7, 2012 at 4:06 PM · Report this
Hasn't that smoking chimp video been around for, oh, 3-4 years or so? Time to retire it.
Posted by crone on October 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM · Report this
Hey all, Monday the 8th is the deadline to register to vote in WA. Do it.

Posted by shabadoo on October 7, 2012 at 8:50 PM · Report this
John Scott Tynes 13
It's not actually hard to dislike Chavez. He's dead set against trade unions and free speech and he likes to throw advocates for both in prison. The guy is a thug, even if his opinion of the U.S. is fashionable.
Posted by John Scott Tynes on October 7, 2012 at 9:16 PM · Report this

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