From Phone Banks to Skyscrapers: McGinn knights seven campaign volunteers with jobs on the mayoral transition team. "We're not big on titles," McGinn says.

Afghanistan War: Obama rejects every plan from his national security team on fighting the Taliban. He tells officials to rewrite proposals on adding more troops and working with the corrupt Afghanistan government.

Unpaving Paradise: Belltown tries to decide if converting a street into a park will improve the neighborhood or attract crime.

Your Daily Douchebag: Jasen Bruce, a resident of Tampa, FL, beats a Greek Orthodox priest over the head with a tire iron because, he told police, the priest was a terrorist, a thief, and a gay sexual predator who spoke perfect English (even though the priest speaks little English). More about Mr. Bruce:

His blog entries tout the benefits of increasing testosterone and human growth hormones. He was charged with misdemeanor battery in 2007 for hopping over the bed of a tow truck and shoving its driver. He pleaded no contest.

Online photo galleries depict him flexing big muscles wearing little clothing.

Suckers? Gay-rights group in Utah fellates Mormon Church for supporting gay-rights legislation, even though the church remains "unequivocally committed to defending the bedrock foundation of marriage between a man and a woman.”

WalMart: Will stay open for 24 hours the day after Thanksgiving to avoid mad store rushes, like one last year that led to a fatal trampling.

Is This Offensive? A black statue of "Burning Man Obama," on fire; they call it art.

Tell All: Oprah previewing her interview With Sarah Palin says, "There's nothing that we didn't talk about."

Shot Down: Man who shot Lt. Governor's son dies.

Punched Out: Mike Tyson allegedly punches paparazzi photographer to the ground at LAX. Celebritiy parasite falls to ground, suffers cut on to forehead.

Final Push: Pro-choice groups stage organizing strategy to allow abortion funding in health-care-reform bill.

Jon Stewart: Busts Fox News's Sean Hannity using wrong footage to make GOP rally seem larger.

Michael Mastro: Bankrupt Seattle developer denies that he tried to block creditors from taking his mansion, Rolls Royce, and jewelry.

The Stranger's 2007 Genius Awards: This is why the winners are so rad. The annual bash at the Moore Theater on Friday at 9:00 p.m. Lineup and more here.

Things Hipsters Wear: A Seattle style blog.

Electricity Rates: They're rising to help fill a $140 million budget gap at Seattle City Light.

So Long and Good Riddance: Lou Dobbs leaves CNN.

On That Off-Colored Note: One last cotton-... minute with Lou Dobbs: