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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Late Morning News (Again): Snow, Boehner, Pills

Posted by on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Hey y'all, it's just that kind of a week. Here goes...

There's Snow in Them Thar Hills: Actually, in the lowlands, too. Last night was stormy, and it could keep going. Check pass conditions before driving over any of our gigantic mountains.

Boehner, Wilted: He's announced this morning that he'll "bring for a vote his proposal to extend expiring tax breaks for all but the wealthiest Americans who earn more than $1 million a year." Let's get off the cliff, already.

Real-Time Coverage of Breaking News: Usually not that accurate, says NPR. In the case of the Newtown shootings, this includes most of the major media outlets misidentifying the shooter. The NYT's public editor breaks down some of their errors here.

No Birth Control for You: As Cienna reported this morning, the Domino's founder is trying to block his employee's access to birth control, apparently for religious reasons. Which just gives me an excuse to post this long essay by a former pro-lifer where she breaks down the pro-life movement's shit logic and explains why being on the pill is actually safer for those precious zygotes everyone supposedly cares about.

Teen Purse-Snatchers: At the Mount Baker light rail station. The teens have been apprehended.

Will South Korea Elect a Dictator's Daughter? General Park's daughter is a presidential contender. She'd be the nation's first female president.

Zooey Deschan... zzzzzzzz: And her husband, rocker Ben... zzzzzz [snore]. I'm sorry. Some famous people aren't married anymore or something. It's all over my internets.

The Mountain Goats played the Showbox last night. Here's John Darnielle's most romantic song:


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@5: I refer to that idiot as Bonehead. He can't do ANYTHING right.
Posted by auntie grizelda on December 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM · Report this
I never tire of "No Children." Awesome song.
Posted by bigyaz on December 18, 2012 at 9:12 PM · Report this
McGee 11
Well Domino's Pizza need to get more employees somehow.
Posted by McGee on December 18, 2012 at 5:02 PM · Report this
originalcinner 10
"My name is John Boner. But it's pronounced Throatwarbler Mangrove".
Posted by originalcinner on December 18, 2012 at 2:16 PM · Report this
originalcinner 9
I read it as Boner, and I say Boner at home. It depends who I'm talking to outside my home, since I try not to offend harmless old grannies.
Posted by originalcinner on December 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 8

I'm well aware of what the proper pronunciation of his name is, but I freely call him "Boner" whenever discussing politics with friends and acquaintances. I'll use the correct pronunciation at such time that he becomes a decent human being, so, in other words, never.
Posted by keshmeshi on December 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM · Report this
Simone 7
@5, no your not the last. I still read his name that way too.
Posted by Simone on December 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 6
Boehner Pills....
Posted by Gern Blanston on December 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Am I the only one who still reads Boehner as Boner? I would try to remedy that as a problem, but it just serms so darn fitting.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on December 18, 2012 at 12:32 PM · Report this
Zebes 4
It's all over my internets.

I prefer to read this as "It's all over, my internets," as though "my internets" is an affectionate term for one's blog-readin' followers.
Posted by Zebes on December 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Hoping Zooey decides to go surfing in Santa Barbara. I'll send you invites to the wedding.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
One of my colleagues voted in the South Korean election.

If you saw the Asian version of TIME, you would have seen a picture of her.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM · Report this

Call Andrew Lloyd Webber!

Updated Romeo and Juliet as a musical. Kim II Jung II as male lead and Park Geun-hye as the young man's desire. What stands in their way? A DMZ!
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on December 18, 2012 at 10:35 AM · Report this

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