The Wednesday Morning News

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Has anyone taken a look at the number of LDS members who live in the South Pacific which could've swayed towards Romney's way in votes? Because I know there are tons of Mormons in Hawaii. BYU has an extension campus on the north east side of Oahu by North Beach.
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Half full or half empty (Seattle PI) = nobody (The Stranger). In that case, according to The Stranger,
nobody approves of President Obama's performance, according to polls.

Also, it is with schadenfreude delight that I report your former Vice President cancelled a speaking engagement in Toronto as he believes it is too dangerous to travel to Canada.
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If you're a fan of investment banks being quit in marvelous style, don't miss the lovely Goldman spanking by Gary Smith, its executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is quitting today in fine form (NYT link):
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/opinio…

There are already wonderful parodies out there, including this from Darth Vader:
After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.
To put the problem in the simplest terms, throttling people with your mind continues to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making people dead.
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/socie…
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babies makin babies shootin babies
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Yeah 2 has it right, there was a decent crowd at the game.
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Hah! "Romney Tsunami"

*chortle*

I'm gonna remember that one.
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It just tickles me that those right wing southern Baptists are supporting a northern Catholic because they have no choice. They will never bring themselves to vote for a Mormon.
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..this happened monday as the seattle times reported , but it deserves to be mentioned here today
Charles Rolland, former state Democratic chairman, dead at 60
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/lo…
he was a hard working and altogether lovely man. with his wife jackie mouscou, they were a shining example of what a power couple could accomplish. he is deeply missed
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@1 Have you gone to the Polynesian cultural center they run there? NOT recommended! The big sailing canoe is nice to look at, but otherwise it's pretty lame. A little song-and-dance (literally) about each island. The Samoan presentation had the biggest building and group (about 6 people) and was led by a 40-ish guy who was obviously part haole (and included his kids, probably, since two of the dancers had quite similar faces) and another guy of about the same age who also looked more European than Maori. I guessed they were more or less in charge. Other islands have just one or two people in their presentations, IIRC, mostly younger.

There is a horrible presentation in which they try to claim that the Polynesians came from Central America, based on one word and food item, ignoring all the genetic and other linguistic data which overwhelmingly supports the model that they spread out from the area of Indonesia and across the South Pacific. Of course, the Polynesians were perfectly capable of having sailed to Central America and picked up that one sweet potato or whatever it was, but that wouldn't fit the Mormon mythology, so look away! No data to see here!
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But, but, if the Garden of Eden was in Missouri, they had to have originated there, right?
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More senseless gun deaths: where are the gun nuts and their specious justifications?
12
More kids die on bicycles than from guns every year (by a pretty wide margin, in fact). Looking forward to your specious justification of that.
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@5: Are you kidding? The announced crowd was just over 2,000, and I'd be surprised if half that many were there.
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@12, that's because most kids don't ride guns around, or get shot with bikes.
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@12 The sort of enlightened liberal who preaches against gun ownership would never want to ban bicycles, because riding a bicycle is something he enjoys. On the other hand he has no desire to own a gun.
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Again (and again) you lying strawman spewing right wing nut jobs show yourselves for the cretins you are:

No enlightened liberal "preaches" against gun ownership. I own several myself, including a "military style" rifle and a "tactical" shotgun, mainly to be sure it's not just you NRA cretins who have firearms when the revolution comes.

Being an enlightened liberal and a responsible gun owner, they are no where a 3 y/o can ever get them.

The PoS who left the gun under the front seat of his car with two small children should lose any right to own a firearm for life.
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What @16 said. I've probably killed more animals than most "hunters" ever have.

They taste good.
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Clarifications:

1. Ron Paul won the popular vote in the Virgin Islands. The media is reporting Romney as the winner because he got the most delegates. In every other state/territory the media has reported the winner to be the candidate with the popular vote. They pulled a switch-aroo-skee on this one to keep RP out of the news.

2. NASDAQ has nothing to do with how well the economy is doing. That's what eighth graders think.

3. Because cops make us safer. One of the child shooting deaths occurred when the kid found his dad's gun, who is a police officer.
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@18: In every other state/territory the candidate with the popular vote has also been the candidate with the most delegates. The popular vote doesn't matter, doubly so when the populace in question doesn't even get a vote in November.