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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on August 8 at 7:40 AM

They’re Having a Heat Wave: It’s pretty hot everywhere else in the US.

The British are Going! The British are Going! As Gordon Brown prepares to pull UK troops out of Iraq, Bushies express concern, let Brown know they would prefer Brits to stay in Iraq “another year or two.” Where’s your poodle when you need him?

Hillary and the Boys: Rivals lay into front-runner Clinton at latest Dem debate.

God’s Green Earth: Saving the homos didn’t work out, so bible humpers opt for saving the planet.

Modern Chemistry: Barry Bonds Breaks Aaron’s Home Run Record, hometown crowd cheers their “chemically-enhanced fraud,” says SF Chronicle.

Dead and Gone: The Yangtze river dolphin is declared extinct, “the first large animal to be wiped from the planet for 50 years, and only the fourth entire mammal family to disappear in 500 years.”

Stupid Baby: As noted yesterday, those awful Baby Einstein videos make babies dumb, not smart.

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So tragic about the river dolphins, really.

Equally tragic that there are no vintage Broadway clips to watch this morning.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 8, 2007 8:01 AM

I know Mark--I've come to rely on those clips to get my day going.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 8, 2007 8:04 AM

Also--no comment at all about Barry Bonds? God Herself was so angry about the record being broken that he open the floodgates and flooded all our subways.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 8, 2007 8:14 AM

I love where Rosemary Hollis says "The British are doing everything to avoid embarrassing the Americans, while at the same time continuing the withdrawal."
Don't know about you but my face has been pretty red for a while now.

Posted by amanda | August 8, 2007 8:16 AM

The flooded subway always makes for a great commute. I was there last month when the steam pipe broke.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 8, 2007 8:20 AM

my fear now is that I have eaten canned dolphin from China .... I need a priest.

I love dolphins, totally an intelligent mammal. The Chinese are killers.

and yes, the Navy has their language all mapped out. High security.

Posted by hilda | August 8, 2007 8:31 AM

Ummm...the Yangtze River Dolphin is always being declared extinct.

This is like the 3rd time this year.

I gotta pair of Air Force Ones made from their hyde.

Posted by Sharp Dresser | August 8, 2007 8:39 AM

After watching the AFL-CIO debate last night I came to the conclusion that I hate moderators in the debates. Even when its cute Keith.

The candidates were discussing Obama's position about unilateral strike in Pakistan. That is a serious issue, an issue that the president has COMPLETE control over. But right when they really started to talk, not talk 'script', Keith was like "oh we have to move on..."

What did they move on to? A million questions about healthcare that each fucking candidate has already answered. And not only that, but no matter who the president it, he/she can't just magically wave the wand of healthcare. They'd have to get congress to agree.

I know that unilateral attacks on Pakistan are not "hot button" issues, but it just seems like total bullshit to cut off an actual debate, just to ask the same question 5 times in 5 different ways that was already answered in every previous debate.

Posted by Original Monique | August 8, 2007 8:53 AM

Kucinich: 400 million for a stadium? Why not just buy the team?

Posted by Ryan | August 8, 2007 9:29 AM

"An intensive six-week search by an international team of marine biologists involving two boats that ploughed up and down the world's busiest river last December failed to find a single specimen."

Okay guys, that does it. Extinct.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 8, 2007 9:49 AM

Even if they'd found a handful, say ten or twenty, that's not enough genetic diversity for an intensive breeding program to repopulate the species. They'd get inbred and die out anyway.

In short, they were probably technically extinct long before they were literally extinct.

Posted by Toby | August 8, 2007 9:59 AM

Hey Dan, going to the beach today? Best grab that umbrella.

Posted by Deacon Seattle | August 8, 2007 10:00 AM

So I find it really annoying that I got through the whole first page of the LA Times article about the debate and was unable to read the second until I registered. Soooo annoying.

Posted by Dianna | August 8, 2007 12:53 PM

At least if the evangelical types are busy saving the planet for Jesus, maybe they'll have less time and energy to try and control everyone's sex lives.

Posted by Greg | August 8, 2007 12:58 PM

Re: the green evangelicals
While it's nice to see them (or at least the less rabid ones) take a non-insane position for once, for me this is just more dispiriting evidence of how they're seen as (are?) some all powerful bloc you must court if you want to to get anything done. Ugh. Nuts to powerful lobbies in all forms.

Posted by chi type | August 8, 2007 1:13 PM

From the Green Evangelical article: "'I did sense this is one of these issues where the church could take leadership, like with civil rights,' said Northland's senior pastor, Joel C. Hunter."


Posted by Cook | August 8, 2007 1:19 PM

Why do christians try to do something "green"? Isn't global warming and pollution everywhere going to bring the rapture nearer? I thought they wanted to be closer to god.

Posted by M'thew | August 8, 2007 1:54 PM

Well, it might be depressing in some ways, but I'd rather evangelicals were saying 'we must force everyone into caring for the planet!' than 'global warming? Bush says it doesn't exist, and he never lies!'

Posted by Reipan | August 8, 2007 2:21 PM

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