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Monday, July 21, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on July 21 at 7:30 AM

World tour: Obama arrives in Baghdad.

After having been in Afghanistan: Which he calls the real central front.

Withdrawal timeline: How about 2010?

That’s basically what Maliki said: Even though he says he didn’t say it.

Maliki’s political motive? A squeeze play.

The downside of all those new voters: They may overwhelm the new voting machines.

Wardrobe malfunction final chapter: Janet Jackson indecency fine thrown out.

Only in America: A stretch SUV takes you on a tour of foreclosed homes. In Kennewick.

And your rain barrel is illegal: Hippie.

Back to that Obama trip, here’s the CBS interview with Obama in Kabul:

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We won't support ball-less NO-Bama and will re-defeat him in November!!!

Posted by clintonsarmy | July 21, 2008 9:08 AM

Rain barrels are not illegal. Troll.

Posted by elenchos | July 21, 2008 9:11 AM

Millions of new voters overload system. Repugs claim victory!

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | July 21, 2008 9:14 AM

Interesting. Here is why rain barrels are not illegal. To bust you for your rain barrels would be as arbitrary and capricious a departure from established enforcement as a half million dollar fine for Janet Jackson's booby.

Posted by elenchos | July 21, 2008 9:24 AM

That article on new voters "overloading" the system is full of gems like this:

Ohio plans to add paper backups in case its electronic machines break down again, as they did in 2004, creating long lines.

carefully worded to sound neutral. One would almost think that the "problems" that plagued voting in Ohio and other swing states were just random technical snags, affecting the final vote counts in random ways that didn't really favor one party or the other. One would be wrong.

This article sounds like the feds are preparing the cover story for widespread voter fraud. Note how the biggest problems are predicted for new voters, voters who have been mistakenly purged from the voter rolls (remember that whole scandal with the Attorney General and "voter caging?"), and voters in places that have replaced touch-screen models (the kind that infamously don't allow for recounts) with paper ballots. Hmmm. Which candidate will these problems hurt the most?

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 21, 2008 9:57 AM

Hey Elenchos, I'm a little late as I'm out of state with limited computer time, but congrats on the birth of your Bastille bouncing baby boy (did he emerge with a fist outstretched shouting "viva la revolution?").

Now quit hogging all the rain in your hippie rain barrels!

Posted by PopTart in Denver | July 21, 2008 10:07 AM


That was less an interview than a cross-examination.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 21, 2008 10:26 AM

Remember, don't wash the baby in the rain barrel.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 21, 2008 10:45 AM

Go all the way to Kabul for an interview with a white woman from CBS? huh?

Posted by ams | July 21, 2008 11:11 AM

The CBS interviewer is distractingly hot.

Posted by GK | July 21, 2008 11:19 AM

@5: Progressive groups who reside in states like Florida and Ohio should start suing now, if they aren't already.

Posted by Greg | July 21, 2008 12:33 PM

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