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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on March 12 at 6:50 AM

Spitzer: Will resign today, according to aides.

Obama: Winner of the Mississippi primary, 60%-37%. Meanwhile, Clinton is leading in Pennsylvania, 55% to 36%.

Adm. William J. Fallon: No longer commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East.

Florida’s Democratic Delegation: Not interested in that whole re-vote thing.

The Chinese Government: Using tear gas on protesting Tibetan monks.

Iraq: Now a stalemate, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Dollar: At an all-time low against the Euro.

Dick Cheney: Still pimping the missile defense system.

Andre Carson: Becomes the second Muslim elected to Congress.

New State Toxicologist Fiona Couper: Looking to restore trust.

State Rep. Helen Sommers: Retiring from the legislature after 36 years in office.

Dino Rossi: For the latest Sonics/Key Arena package.

King County: Facing a $45 million deficit.

Jones Soda: Posting a $10 million fourth quarter loss.

Ichiro: 0-21 in spring training. Why waste hits in games that don’t count?

And Finally: “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.”

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Re. Helen Sommers' retirement announcement...

Isn't it amazing how all these Republicans have been leaving the state legislature now that the political climate has turned against them?

Now if only that godforsaken viaduct can retire soon too...

Posted by cressona | March 12, 2008 7:56 AM

I received my first fundraising e-mail from someone running for Helen's soon to be open seat. That is going to be a fun race to watch, as well as the scrap in the legislature as to who becomes chair of Appropriations. Will it be her vice-chair, Hans Dunshee? Should be fun -- at least to this political geek.

Posted by ahava | March 12, 2008 8:01 AM

What about the story on the quarter of American teenage girls that have an STI? Where's that Stranger?

Posted by clarkj | March 12, 2008 8:11 AM



Posted by subwlf | March 12, 2008 8:11 AM

I don't pay much attention to the Mariners during Spring Training, a full season of frustration is draining enough. But leave it to Ichiro to make even his slumps entertaining.

Posted by madamecrow | March 12, 2008 8:11 AM

@3 - That's yesterday's news.

Posted by subwlf | March 12, 2008 8:12 AM

Tomorrow you should post Shatner's Rocket Man. Truly one of the great coked out moments of all time.

Posted by kid icarus | March 12, 2008 8:27 AM

@1 - Sommers is a Democrat. Have another cup of coffee.

Posted by Madashell | March 12, 2008 8:40 AM

Did one of those hobbits have a sign about Nimoy and the U.N.?

Posted by Henrietta | March 12, 2008 8:41 AM

Anybody else consider it funny that Nimoy chose Tolkein's least important work for his song? No? Never mind.

Posted by Big Sven | March 12, 2008 8:44 AM

Yeah, Big Sven?

You try making up rhyming words for Silmarillion...

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 12, 2008 8:49 AM

Madashell - that was cressona's attempt at being funny because you see she opposed some of his pet projects and maybe endorsed Hillary which makes her the enemy and therefore a Republican.

Posted by mgsucks | March 12, 2008 8:50 AM

1. reporting an average of polls is better than just reporting a single poll

2. the link on the FL thang says Obama opposes a re-do, too.

Oh well, Obama seems to have no proposal for giving a few million folks a voice. Best for him to stay silent.....he opposes coutning the votes already cast, and he opposes, it seems, having a re-vote, too. Those millions of folks just shouldn't get a vote. Their owners (DNC/legislators/cong. reps.) fucked it up, so let's blame the voters themselves. They deserve not having a vote that counts. And they are so entrenched in the politics of the past, wanting a vote and all.

Why can't they transcend and show some unity?? It's sooooo divisive of them to want a vote that counts.

Posted by unPC | March 12, 2008 8:53 AM

@3, HPV just isn't breaking news - everybody in the fucking world has it.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | March 12, 2008 9:03 AM

@12 - Oh, Sommers is a DINO, ahhhh-ha-haaah-hah, I get it. Sorry, maybe I'll have another cup of coffee.

Posted by Madashell | March 12, 2008 9:08 AM

is it wrong that the video revealed a hot hobbit fetish...maybe I should write dan

Posted by linus | March 12, 2008 9:11 AM

unPC, you can always join us & vote for McCain. It's so much fun to watch the Dems self-destruct. The balloon is deflating. The arrogance is gone. McCain FTW!

Posted by McCain/Crist '08! | March 12, 2008 9:14 AM

That video never gets old.


Posted by Dod | March 12, 2008 9:16 AM

Every time a Star Trek alum loses their self-respect an angel gets its wings.

Posted by Morgan | March 12, 2008 9:16 AM

HEY! Mister


Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 12, 2008 9:20 AM


There once was a Noldor named Feanor...

Posted by Big Sven | March 12, 2008 9:30 AM

And now for some REAL breaking news: Spitzer just resigned.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | March 12, 2008 9:31 AM

Thanks for the video, I'd heard the song, but never seen this.

@13 Do you have a link to a quote where Obama says he doesn't support a re-vote?

Posted by Mike of Renton | March 12, 2008 9:39 AM

Nimoy did a great job doing the voice overs for Civ Iv

Posted by Bellevue Ave | March 12, 2008 9:43 AM

@13 Let's face it folks... UnPC is now a troll. At first it was funny and edgy, but now it has denegrated to lame and pathetic.

UnPC please go troll elsewhere. Your rhetoric has become nauseous.

In other news...

How is it that any group looking to save the Sonics thinks that they get a "do-over" in asking for public money as part of their "rescue" effort?

It baffles me to think that King County and Seattle are facing budget deficits, yet some billionaire fools and a few loud whiny (minority) citizens trying to keep the Sonics, would have the audacity to ask for money after ALL this?

Didn't we all vote NO $$$ for the Sonics a few months back?

Posted by Reality Check | March 12, 2008 9:57 AM

Obama's margin in MS is actually 61-37, and has been since late last night. His margin of victory fell 127 votes short of 100,000. Even a blowout in PA isn't enough to save Clinton now.

UnPC, neither would seating FL as-is.

Posted by Fnarf | March 12, 2008 10:00 AM

How come "Clintons release their tax returns" isn't on this list of news items? Is it because she doesn't want people to know that her hubby was a senior advisor to a company that employs slave labor?

Posted by Fnarf | March 12, 2008 10:09 AM

Forget prostitution and scat. Such horrid abuse of tuba, banjo, and Spock should be declared obscene.

I think I realize now why they labeled the Sesame Street DVD as "not for children".

Posted by K | March 12, 2008 10:12 AM

Oh, and Sven? Tolkien didn't write any important books.

Posted by Fnarf | March 12, 2008 10:29 AM

"important" is a subjective word.

when I was nine and my dad read the hobbit to me, it was one of the most important things in the world. part of my love of books--which lead me to major in english lit--was born through that experience.

so if it weren't for tolkien, i might not have gone on to study Important books read by Important people.

so yes, tolkien wrote important books.

Posted by some dude | March 12, 2008 10:40 AM

Lots of people's first book was crap. It's hip to be nostalgic for the Six Million Dollar Man or your Big Wheel or your Tolkien, but if you're saying that stuff is good in a non-ironic way, something ain't right.

Posted by elenchos | March 12, 2008 10:44 AM

"The Hobbit" is a very good book. "Lord of the Rings" is a great book.

"some dude", my Mom read me the Hobbit when I was 9ish also, just as I read it to my daughter (and will to my son.) So I hear what you're saying.

On a completely different topic...

Reality Check calling unPC a troll is rich. Despite her 50% showing national, there are only two strong Clinton supporters around here (I don't count myself, since I've kind of been avoiding the subject lately)- ECB and unPC. You fanatics keep trying to hound the *only* dissenting voices off the stage. Sad, sad, sad. What are you so afraid of? If you've got it so in the bag, just ignore those two. Or could it be...

"Fear. The city is rank with it." - Gothmog.

Posted by Big Sven | March 12, 2008 12:00 PM

@24: I agree.

Posted by Gloria | March 12, 2008 12:02 PM

"Didn't we all vote NO $$$ for the Sonics a few months back?"

No, but Seattle voters did place specific restrictions on future city leases with professional sports teams. The Sonics savers would have to work within these restrictions.

P.S.: Love that Nimoy.

Posted by J.R. | March 12, 2008 1:36 PM

Fiona Cougar! MROWWR!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 12, 2008 2:06 PM

Sven, a song about Feanor or Earendil would just be way too pretentious. This is much lighter and funnier.

Posted by Greg | March 12, 2008 4:00 PM

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