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Friday, September 7, 2007

The Morning News

posted by on September 7 at 8:07 AM

Good news: Senate plans to consider bill allowing groups barred from receiving US aid because of their abortion policies to receive contraceptives.

Food additives
: Connected to hyperactivity in children.

Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction: And Bush knew it.

Norman Mailer: Hospitalized with breathing problems.

Larry Craig: Resigning again?

Suicide bomb in Algeria: Fifteen dead.

Cholera in India: Those who aren’t dead face hunger.

Dead bees: Israeli acute paralysis virus to blame?

“Kicking ass” in Iraq?
: So says Bush.

Ruling: USA Patriot Act enables “far-reaching invasions of liberty.”

Condi: Secretary of State? Nope—“office wife,” according to Washington Post.

Babies: Too fat?

Brownback: Supports war, constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Suicide: Rate soars among US girls.

Things you didn’t want to know: Hugh Hefner still has sex “several times a week.” (Also, he loves Holly the most.)

Recipe of the Week: Tequila-Glazed Chicken With Jalapeno (Recipe and Photo via Bon Appetit/Epicurious)


1 1/2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, coarsely ground in spice mill or mortar
1 3/4 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) cut-up chicken
1/3 cup orange juice or pineapple juice
1/4 cup gold or silver tequila
2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 to 2 red jalapeño chiles with seeds, finely chopped
1 shallot, minced
Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Mix coriander, salt, and red pepper. Sprinkle mixture all over chicken. Arrange chicken, skin side up, on baking sheet; cover and chill at least 6 hours or overnight.

Combine orange juice, tequila, brown sugar, honey, 1 jalapeño, and shallot in small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 10 minutes. Add 1 more jalapeño if more heat is desired. Cool glaze. Transfer 3 tablespoons glaze to small bowl and set aside for serving.

Spray grill with nonstick spray. Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Arrange chicken, skin side up, on grill. Grill 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Brush chicken with glaze in saucepan. Turn chicken over; brush with glaze. Grill until juices run clear when pierced with fork or until instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 170°F, turning and brushing occasionally with glaze, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer to platter. Spoon reserved glaze over.

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The gals have started pwning themselves for three simple reasons:

1.) Most of the hot guys are gay
2.) Most of the straight guys are assholes
3.) Sex and the City

Life. Sigh.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 7, 2007 8:29 AM

I blame Evanescence.

Posted by kid icarus | September 7, 2007 8:49 AM

Well there's always that.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 7, 2007 8:53 AM

On the Baby Work-Out. The lady who said we are doomed if this is how we are going to deal with obesity with kids? Hell, we have been doomed long before that happened. It started with people sitting on their asses all day at work and then sitting on their asses all night at home.

But does this mean our 4 year olds will be shooting up steroids after having cookies and milk? Or should we ask, "Is it better to take steroids before or after your afternoon nappy?"

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | September 7, 2007 8:57 AM

I think the real issue is a seemingly legitimate newspaper using the word "littlies."

Posted by Levislade | September 7, 2007 8:59 AM

The political strain of Israeli acute paralysis virus maybe a good description of the malady that US middle eastern foreign policy has been suffering from since the dawn of Israeli nationhood.

Posted by artistdogboy | September 7, 2007 9:07 AM

In an even slightly more rational world than the one we live in, Blumenthal's article would be the final nail in the coffin for shrub and his cronies.

Alas, in our Bizarro World, it will ellicit little more than a shrug from the MSM, face-deforming spinning from the Administration and the Right Wing, and vigorous, albeit ineffectual hand-wringing from Congress.

Meanwhile the rest of us are left with little else to do about it but shake our heads sadly and say, "we told you so", or, stand on street corners and shout into megaphones about the revolutionary power of the color orange.

Seriously, Will somebody convince George Soros to offer shrub about ten Gazillion dollars to sit on the plank of a dunk tank filled with Jalapenio juice after he leaves office (I hear he's looking to "refill the coffers" once he retires), so the entire fucking nation can stand in line to throw softballs at 3 for a buck? I swear, we'd erase the national deficit in about six months.

Posted by COMTE | September 7, 2007 9:09 AM

Re: Kicking ass

Looks like DC Democrats and Republicans are united in defeating their common enemy: Democratic voters!

Who says that bipartisanship is dead?

Posted by Original Andrew | September 7, 2007 9:13 AM

Evanesence? Hmm, well, I suppose, but I blame the International Zionist Bee Conspiracy ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 7, 2007 9:14 AM

No, no -- you've got it backwards. Evanescence is also responsible for the bees offing themselves.

Posted by kid icarus | September 7, 2007 9:20 AM

We have no affiliation with the International Zionist Bee Conspiracy, yet we admire their work. Stay tuned for our next installment on "Today in Line Out".

Posted by June Bee Symposium | September 7, 2007 9:21 AM
Suicide: Rate soars among US girls.

Soars to almost half of the suicide rate for males in the same age group. My goodness, how young girls must suffer!

Posted by Judah | September 7, 2007 9:28 AM

The "office wife" comment was pretty damn insulting. Whatever else she may be, arm candy Condoleeza is NOT.

Posted by Katelyn | September 7, 2007 9:33 AM

Insulting Condi is a moral requirement. She didn't end up in that office by accident. Shame, really; the bitch could have had a respectable career if she hadn't hooked up with W. Now she's just another rotten sandwich on the garbage heap of history.

Posted by Fnarf | September 7, 2007 9:41 AM

The Devil made her do it!!

Posted by Katelyn | September 7, 2007 9:44 AM

If YOU are affiliated with the UW or science or plants or puppets (or *cough/cough* Scientific Illustration - Burke Room, on the left upon entering) you may want to read over this entry on today's Sea Times' "CHEAP FUN" feature.

Insects in the spotlight


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Ciscoe Morris, host of KING-TV's "Gardening with Ciscoe," will perform an educational puppet show, "Eek, Squish, Splat!" at 1 p.m. to inform kids and adults about the world of bugs.

Event Preview

Bug Blast, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, Seattle; $8, $6.50 for seniors, $5 for students/youth, free for kids 4 and younger (206-543-5590 or

Live bugs and bug-eating plants! A chance to tell your friends you ate a bug this weekend and lived to tell about it!

If this sounds like fun to you, head on over to the eighth annual Bug Blast on Sunday at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle. "Every year we bring in a certain type of bug that's edible and full of protein," says MaryAnn Barron, museum spokeswoman, who describes the experience as "crunchy."

The museum will have its own collection of bugs ranging from butterflies, spiders, beetles, moths, stick bugs and more [will bees bee inkluded?], both dead and alive. Private collections will also be on display. Kids can choose from many hands-on activities, including bug glasses, bug drawings, trivia and art. An educational puppet show, "Eek, Squish, Splat!" at 1 p.m. performed by Ciscoe Morris, host of KING-TV's "Gardening With Ciscoe," will inform kids and adults about the wonderful world of bugs.

"It's a nice balance of community, collections and bugs," says Barron.

— Rachel Dooley, Seattle Times staff

teh dveil mead me odit

Posted by June Bee | September 7, 2007 9:51 AM

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