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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on May 23 at 7:26 AM

Iraq Spending: Democrats remove a troop withdrawl timetable from bill. Antiwar activists squawk; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls compromise “great progress.”

Reform: Remember all that talk about democrats cleaning up Congress? Evidently it’s easier said than done.

Missing Soliders: One of the three soliders missing in Iraq since May 12 may have been found floating in the Euphrates River.

Iran Nukes: The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran is still defying the U.N. Security Council.

Google: Getting kinda creepy.

Today in Menstruation: The FDA has approved a “no period” birth control pill.

Seattle Police: The FBI are investigating whether two SPD officers violated the rights of a suspected drug dealer.

Pop: Jones Soda has reportedly landed beverage rights at Qwest Field during Seahawk games, beating out Coke and Pepsi.

Missing Jogger: He, um, fell into a ravine.

Apolo Anton Ohno: Winner of this year’s Dancing With the Stars.

SeattleOklahoma CitySeattle Sonics: Winners of the #2 pick in the NBA draft.

And finally, some proper stepping instructions from Infantry Drill Regulations, 1911:

60. The length of the full step in quick time is 30 inches, measured from heel to hell, and the cadence is at the rate of 120 per minute.

The length of the full step in double time is 36 inches; the cadence is at the rate of 180 steps per minute.

The instructor, when necessary, indicates the cadence of the step by calling one, two, three, four, or left, right, the instant the left and right foot, respectively, should be planted.


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I don't understand why he would come up with such a lame reason for his disappearance. He fell, fell, into a ravine, a ravine. Doesn't he care more about what society at large thinks about his bullshit tale than the fact that he likes it hard and in the anus?

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 23, 2007 8:07 AM

"“The goal is to enable Google users to be able to ask the question such as ‘What shall I do tomorrow?’ and ‘What job shall I take?’?”"

This randomly reminds me: when aol accidentally released its search data last year, local artists found that a surprising number of people do internet searches as if asking computers for personal guidance. The artists created a whole collage of searches that were based on the query "should i", which they displayed along with a video installation at OTB. Here's a link to the project:

I guess the implication is that a number of people will probably welcome Google's attempt to manage our lives for us.

Posted by TrevorG | May 23, 2007 8:24 AM

The Dems Capitulate!! Write to Sen. Murray and thank her for voting against the Iraq bill and write to Sen Cantwell letting her have it for voting for it. I told Cantwell that we need to find another candidate to challenge her in the Primaries in 2012. We put her into power and we can take her out!!

Posted by Andrew | May 23, 2007 8:49 AM

I'm surprised nobody's sloggin this story yet:

trying to give the death penalty for child rape

Posted by Faux Show | May 23, 2007 10:18 AM

Ah shit.

That no-vote on the Sonics, that ringing of the no-corporate-welfare bell, is now going to fade into the distance and disappear.

Posted by dirge | May 23, 2007 11:35 AM

Nah, we won't miss the Okie Sonics once we get the Seattle Skaters from the NHL.

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 23, 2007 2:19 PM

I support the death penalty for child rape. I support the death penalty for serial rape too.

Posted by elswinger | May 23, 2007 3:06 PM

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