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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Morning News

posted by on August 12 at 7:52 AM

Georgia: Fighting in the country continues as Russia officially stands down.

Kashmir: Indian forces kill at least 10 protesters as disputed region becomes destabilized.

Pakistan: Taliban admits to carrying out deadly attacks that claimed around 14 lives.

Hackers: Feds take down elusive Internet crime ring; lead culprit turns out to be their main informant.

Slackers: Programmers for opening ceremonies admit nine-year-old Chinese Olympic starlet lip-synched to an another girl’s performance.

Swimmers: Phelps wins gold no. 3; Coughlin and Peirsol also earn first-place nods.

Roller coaster: Oil prices drop due to stronger dollar, decreasing Chinese demand.

Frozen frontier: Coast Guard ship heads north to gather data on America’s Arctic land claims.

SPD officer on trial: South Dakota convenes grand jury to hear testimony in Sturgis shooting case.

Garbage: Seattle residents to pay heftier sums for trash pickup.

Bad press: Democratic Party cameraman tossed out of Rossi event.

Tanker contract
: Boeing gets ready to meet with Federal officials on $40 billion tanker deal.

EADS responds by challenging Boeing officials to Vulcan death match:

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Why is the media protecting the identity of this Iron Pig?

Posted by DOUG. | August 12, 2008 8:38 AM

Suppose 200 people show up to videotape a Rossi event? Then what will the little prick do? Call in the SWAT team?

Posted by ivan | August 12, 2008 8:42 AM

Your Kashmir link appears to be an "mail to:" instead of an "http:"

Posted by Intertubes Police | August 12, 2008 8:46 AM

This sounds very similar to the incident in Seattle between the off duty cop and the attorney. Gotta wonder how many more arrests there would be if both of these incidents had been with civilians and not police officers.

Posted by SARS | August 12, 2008 9:01 AM

Are we going to get a poll on who Obama should pick as VP?!?!? We haven't had one in a long time! AND rumor is we should know this week.....

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | August 12, 2008 9:47 AM

Other news today:

1. NYT articles on Bayh -- he was super pro war
2. HRC campaign memos in the Atlantic, see

Comment: um, she didn't do the big, big attack on Obama urged by advisers

3. Yes let's have a VP poll.

Rendell out, Warner out Gore out, Webb out Strickland (the Ohio guy) out Edwards hasn't said he's out of it, would be fun to include him in poll and see what he gets -- Richardson to me seems to be slow and vague whenever he talks. Perhaps Biden is the only one left who is acceptable to Obama base. Perhaps he is more of a plus in the current "Georgia on My Mind" context.

Who else? um....... with these tiny half point leads in places like OH and being tied in VA right now and such, maybe there should be a focus on, you know, winning the election?

So who could there be who actually gives Obama a lift in the polls ? Hmmm.......

4. Unsolicited comment (aren't they all) on Obama campaign performance recently.
On the whole they are doing great. I get it that they are laying foundations for the fall, by filling in his bio and making him look presidential. Good moves. Yet I also think and hope they will do better, by defining McCain/GOP as super rich liars and traitors who have stolen our constitution and economic well being for their own profit, lying and breaking the rules, for their own greed for money and power. The "McCain's a celeb too" ad is okay, it's a teeny step in this direction, bit I'd suggest going all out. Perhaps Obama will do so, in his acceptance speech.
OK, attack at will -- I'm sure I mispelled something or mentioned something already mentioned --

in unity,

Posted by PC | August 12, 2008 10:10 AM

PC, it's not the occasional misspelled word or even the repetitiveness; it's the complete inability to form a readable sentence. You type SO MUCH, but it never seems to click into place for you. No one can follow what you're saying. Why is that?

Posted by Fnarf | August 12, 2008 10:34 AM

DOUG. @1:

Rabid City Journal - Authorities ID shooter, victim in weekend shooting at Sturgis bar

Authorities identified the man injured in an Aug. 9 shooting in Sturgis as Joseph Patrick McGuire, 33, of Imperial Beach, Calif., and the shooter as Ronald Smith, 43, of Seattle, Wash.

Fuck the PI, they name people that haven't been charged all the time.

Posted by Anon | August 12, 2008 10:51 AM


Well, I'm glad PC is so incomprehensible. It makes it that much easier to skip her comments.

Posted by keshmeshi | August 12, 2008 10:52 AM

Hipsters! Are your tattoos fading? Are your earplugs sagging like a thugs pants? And that tattoo on your neck-think that will be a plus when you try to get a better job than bike messenger? Pathetic motherfucker. This Pabst is for you.

Posted by Regina Hecket | August 12, 2008 11:04 AM

Strike three and you're out, "Regina Hecket". Your mission to submit a correctly spelled post to Slog has failed. Sarcasm R Not U.

Posted by Fnarf | August 12, 2008 12:28 PM

Oil prices drop due to stronger dollar, decreasing Chinese demand.

I think you've got your causes and effects crossed. The predicted fall of demand (which is not due to the stronger dollar, anyway) causes trading prices to fall.

Posted by Cate | August 12, 2008 9:56 PM

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