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Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Thursday Morning News

Posted by on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Rob McKenna Goes Anti-Gay: His website declares that female supporters "don’t want free stuff, nor do they want their children being taught alternate lifestyles by strangers." McKenna also opposes gay marriage.

Man Killed on I-5: Just awful:

A man walking north in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 early Thursday has died after a car going 60 mph hit him, the Washington State Patrol reports. ... State troopers responded to look for the man, but before they could find him a southbound 2010 Hyundai Sonata hit him. The impact shattered the front windshield of the car.

Motley Python: Probably dead.

Good News About Catholics: Sticking it to their anti-gay bishops, Catholics for Marriage Equality Washington State will take out full-age ads in the October 28 editions of the Seattle Times, Yakima Herald, and Everett Herald featuring 1,000 Catholics who support gay-marriage-legalizing Referendum 74. "Catholic voices in favor of same sex marriage laws are often quiet in the pews," the group said in a statement this morning. "No longer."

Japanese Man Gets a Brazilian: He's reportedly paying $780,000 for her virginity.

Colin Powell: He says vote for Obama. John McCain says Powell has "harmed" his legacy.

Reagan Dunn: He's running for state attorney general on his bona fides as a tough-on-crime prosecutor. But Goldy looks at his actual record: Only three cases that went to trial and a track record of plea bargains.

Polls Look Grim: Jay Inslee trails in governor's race and initiatives teeter between passing and failing, including same sex marriage.

"What advice do you have for someone moving to Seattle?" Don't bother.


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"UPDATE: The McKenna campaign blog post has been taken down. I have called them to ask why. "

Yes, I've noticed some of their transmissions (tweets) at times appear to be a bit...unmanaged.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 25, 2012 at 9:15 AM · Report this
evilvolus 2
Donald Rumsfeld briefed the President this morning. He told Bush that 3 Brazilian solders were killed in Iraq.

To everyone's amazement, all the color drained from Bush's face, then he collapsed into his desk, head in hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears.

Finally, he composed himself and asked Rumsfeld, "Just exactly how many is a Brazilian"?

And now, we finally know.
Posted by evilvolus on October 25, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this
Fnarf 3
Apropos of nothing, if you didn't get enough Lesley Gore the other day on Slog, here she is in a pink catsuit resisting the lesbionic advances of Cat Woman and singing a Marvin Hamlisch song, "California Nights", on the "Batman" TV show, 1966:
Posted by Fnarf on October 25, 2012 at 9:40 AM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 4
@3 i missed lesley gore on slog ?.. where the hell WAS I ?
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on October 25, 2012 at 9:52 AM · Report this
venomlash 5
To borrow from "Questionable Content", nobody should pay that much for someone's virginity. "Either you don't get your money's worth, or you do and all other [sex] is ruined for you."
Posted by venomlash on October 25, 2012 at 9:56 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 6
McCain probably still resents Powell for endorsing Obama over him last time around.

I wonder what fucking "legacy" he means, anyway. Powell's fame and popularity are due solely to being the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during Gulf War I, when America finally threw off the Viet Nam doldrums for good. He was an okay Sec'y of State but wasn't an insider, which hampered his effectiveness to the point of keeping him from having much of a legacy there, other than as their tool for getting the world behind Gulf War II, which is the legacy he's been trying to disown ever since. Even so, he's worth a dozen McCains in my eyes.

@ riz, check out "You Don't Own Me" currently listed as a "most commented on Slog" story.
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 25, 2012 at 10:01 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 7
Ugh..the polls aren't good. But what does the MSM say? Elections tighten up at the helps them sell air time to candidates and groups pushing various ballot measures.

That said, I am trying to adjust to the fact we are probably going to have an anti-choice, gay hating freak as govenor of the state and we are going to be fucked over with charter schools and the pot initiative failing.

The upside? I think R-74 is going to barely pass but don't expect a final count of approval until mid to late November, Maria will go back to DC as well as Jim. Oh and Grand Bargin Obama will easily carry Washington State as well as get his second term with the pretty much the same congressional make up he currently has.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM · Report this
stinkbug 8
Random video day... The Beach Boys & Annette Funicello:
Posted by stinkbug on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
If you have to ask if you should move to Seattle, you shouldn't.
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 25, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
In the early 1900s, Louis Brandeis wrote the epochal book explaining the monopolistic plutocratic situation at that time, titled, Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It. Today, sadly, we don't have anyone quite of his stature, so we must post the question .....

What Would Louis Brandeis Do ? ? ?

Today at the ringing of the NYSE bell, a bunch of CEOs yelled, "Fix the debt!"

Fine, so let's attack it the proper way by asking, "What would Louis Brandeis do?"

First, he would identify the culprits, those who generated and benefitted from creating the vast national debt --- Justice Brandeis would have vociferously urged, "follow the money."

The incredible national debt derives, principally, from two sources:

shadow banking and the enormous sums spent on military offense (yes, the Wall Street-owned politicians refer to it as "defense" --- but it's all offensive in nature and spirity).

To identify the culprits, we must assiduously identify the owners of ExxonMobil, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, GE, AT&T, Bank of America, Citigroup, et al. --- the owners MUST be known, and yes, there are indeed owners.

Next, we must identify those who actually physically owns America --- this may require massive forensic audits of endless land trusts --- bt so be it!

After the owners and perpetrators of shadow banking have been identified --- they must then return all the money they've stolen. Some are obvious, as they are the vocal ones pushing for austerity on the rest of us: Peter G. Peterson (and his lackeys like Erskine Bowles, Jim Kolbe, Alice Rivlin, et c.), the funders of the Hoover Institute, the Cato Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Brookings Institution, etc., etc.

Obviously, we're aware of the Koch brothers, but little is known of the others who force their debt upon us. And then there's Jon Corzine and that missing billion or so?

The perps behind the endless shadow banking scams (and illegal rehypothecation in America) have parked trillions and trillions of capital offshore --- amounts which will easily pay off "our" debt which they created!

There's missing billions during military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and let us never forget that unaccounted for $2.3 trillion announced by the Pentagon's comptroller --- at a press conference --- on 9/10/01.

Again, obviously, with the growing national debt it becomes increasingly difficult for the super-rich to sell their junk bonds --- but that's a problem of their own creation. (And accounts for their own billionaire fortunes.)

Today they call them bonds (junk bonds) --- tomorrow the Fed refers to them as "toxic assets" and removes them from their books --- QE to infinity!!!!!!
Posted by sgt_doom on October 25, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
stinkbug 11
sgt_doom, thanks for letting us know that your Paste commands are still working today on your computer.
Posted by stinkbug on October 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Report this
bedipped 13
I wonder if maybe ya'all could avoid linking to the Seattle Olde Timesy quasi-news source at least until they get the stink of McKenna off their pages. Although I guess reporting about snakes is their forte.
Posted by bedipped on October 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Dougsf 14
Wait, somebody took their python for a walk in the park? Huh.
Posted by Dougsf on October 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
emma's bee 15
Apropos of the Catholic story, I'm surprised this Reuters item hasn't been Slogged yet (unless I missed it somewhere):

"Catholics want more focus on poverty than abortion, survey finds"…
Posted by emma's bee on October 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 16
Here is the biggest news The Stranger doesn't want you to see.
Posted by Ipso Facto on October 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM · Report this
@16 Dear Ipso Facto,

Could you please quit flogging that dead horse? The Kazakhs are ready to cook it.
Posted by There's Always Room For Jello on October 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 18
The winners of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation Third Party Debate have been announced!

Free and Equal has just announced that Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian are the winners of the instant runoff vote, in which viewers of the debate ranked the four candidates in order of preference. Stein and Johnson will now advance to the second debate.

More info here.

Follow Twitter hashtag #NowThatsADebate for updates.
Posted by Ipso Facto on October 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Fnarf 19
@18, thanks to your coverage, these unheralded candidates now have the chance to receive DOZENS of votes on election day. We're all super impressed.
Posted by Fnarf on October 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM · Report this

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