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Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Thursday Morning News

Posted by on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 8:32 AM

George Zimmerman: In an exclusive softball Fox News interview last night with Sean Hannity, Zimmerman, the vigilante neighborhood watch patrolman who tracked down a boy in Florida, said "It Was God's Plan" to fatally shoot Trayvon Martin that night. And he wouldn't do anything differently. Holy God.

Mister McFeely: The mayor of Puyallup is apologizing—and says he's "embarrassed"—after he approached a female employee at the photocopier, touched her shoulder, and said, "What would you say if I told you I was a little bit afraid of you?"

Looters' Paradise: Skyway policing plan leaves area unpatrolled for eight hours a day.

News Flash: "An Oregon man who stripped nude at Portland’s airport security to protest what he saw as invasive measures was found not guilty of indecent exposure."

Dee Awena: Economists say Seattle's proposed baskethooping and puck-in-goaling arena is a "good deal." Meanwhile, strip club owners on the arena site says they're not selling the land—at least, not at the price that's been offered.

Fired for Having It His Way: Burger King fires employee who made a viral video of standing—his nasty-ass boots right in the bins—in the lettuce.

"You People": That's what Ann Romney calls the peanut gallery who thinks Mitt's tax returns are of national interest.

Finally, the GOP Jobs Bill! Just kidding, it's a bill to kill AmeriCorps, NPR, PBS, and Planned Parenthood.

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Wow, between George Zimmerman, Ann Romney, and the Mayor of Puyallup, the news is chock full of sociopaths today.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on July 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
I can't wait to see that lying sack of shit, Zimmerman, go to prison. God's plan, indeed.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Pick1 3
Well, you could technically call it a Jobs Bill...seeing as it will be destroying so many jobs.

Just what we need!
Posted by Pick1 on July 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Note to self, be sure to delete gpsand all other meta data from embarassing photos before posting on the internet. No wonder he works in bugerking. I mean worked.
Posted by wl on July 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
so that's why the "interests" wanted that strip club shut down..
Government needs to get out of bed with the sports clubs - not a dime for stadia.
Posted by myr on July 19, 2012 at 9:21 AM · Report this
No, God's plan is to punish murderers, George.
Posted by westello on July 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 8
@7 Actually, if you read Joshua & Judges, God's plan is racially motivated genocide.
Posted by Sir Vic on July 19, 2012 at 9:33 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 9
The comment about tithing seems so incongruous, I wonder if it's somehow connected. Are they also hiding money from the church? Wouldn't that just be delicious if Mitt's own humble people turned against him.
Posted by MacCrocodile on July 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 10
"God's plan"? Seriously?

Zimmerman, you are a piece of shit.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on July 19, 2012 at 9:46 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 11
RE: The GOP's legislature that is nothing more than them pandering to their base.

Reminds me of this:…

Seriously. The bill blocks funding to promote healthy eating. Why would the GOP be against healthy eating? Because Michelle Obama is in favor of it, of course.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 19, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Report this
emma's bee 12
The CDC just posted an MMWR report describing this year's pertussis epidemic in Washington state:…

Still no good explanation why WA's epidemic is so severe, but it mirrors trends elsewhere in the country.
Posted by emma's bee on July 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM · Report this
10 to 1, Zimmerman is going for a not guilty by reason of insanity. It was god's plan,because he told Zimmerman to do it.
Posted by pussnboots on July 19, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
From Paul Constant’s book review of America, You Sexy Bitch . . . :

Maybe if voters educated themselves a little more, we wouldn’t have such a regressive political system.”

A few pages prior, in The Stranger’s endorsement of Maria Cantwell for reelection to the Senate, they claim:

She supported health care reform (even the beloved-by-liberals public option, after some foot-dragging).”

You mean Cantwell supported it by voting it down?????
The closest thing to the public option was Sen. Byron Dorgan’s amendment, which both Cantwell and Murray voted against!

Evidently, Constant is referring to The Stranger staff in his book review?
Also, from that Cantwell endorsement: “She dove deep into the weeds of the Wall Street meltdown and came back with smart proposals for regulating financial transactions.”

What complete bullcrap! She put on a bunch of dog-and-pony shows, wasting precious taxpayers’ time and funds, being derelict in her duties.

In one of those eye candy moments, Prof. Greenberger, formerly with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and who --- like Brooksley Born --- pushed for credit derivatives oversight, was questioned by Cantwell in her nonsensical fashion.

Greenberger tactfully rebuked Cantwell, pointing out to the dissembling senator that the US Senate had plenty of powers and rules still at its disposal to have reined in those financial transactions, but chose to do otherwise.

And please remember, Sen. Cantwell is a financial super-genius. After all, when she was voted out of office the first time, she spent only several years in the private sector, easily amassing a fortune as an incompetent Human Resources VP, then returning to politics as a multi-millionaire many times over! (In ancient times, that might be referred to as a political payoff or political buyout.)

Cantwell’s voting record has consistently been anti-American worker and pro-war.
Maybe if voters educated themselves a little more . . . . . .

(And must you post those FoxFiction clips?????)

Posted by sgt_doom on July 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
I can't believe Zimmerman's lawyers are letting him give interviews with this shit. I mean, it's obvious by going on Fox News he's playing to the right audience, but still, they're just giving away ammunition every time he opens his dumbass mouth.
Posted by NateMan on July 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 16
@12 My guesses would be: the NIMBY culture around here that fosters the anti-vaccination crowd; and the long run of shitty, cold weather that creates conditions for people to catch infections.
Posted by Sir Vic on July 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM · Report this
Fantastic takedown of state sponsored comedy:

The Joke's on You…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this

Zimmerman pretty much filled in all the blanks for an FBI serial profile...the talking to God, Son of Samminess on national TV clinches it.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on July 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
george...god here, and i got a 3 year old i want you to meet. do it you fuck, it's in my plan.
Posted by juan gabriel on July 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM · Report this
ItsAllOverNow 20
@19 I feel like a bad person for thinking that was so fucking funny.
Posted by ItsAllOverNow on July 19, 2012 at 1:03 PM · Report this
Stiny 21
@20, that makes two of us. 19 FTW.
Posted by Stiny on July 19, 2012 at 2:06 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 22
@17 -- wow... that was a bizarre piece.
Posted by Beetlecat on July 19, 2012 at 2:12 PM · Report this
Sandiai 23
juan gabriel pleases me.
Posted by Sandiai on July 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM · Report this

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