Monday, September 08, 2008

There are citizens who say, I need love

How many people does the US have to kill inside Pakistan before it counts as a war?

Journalism as it should be done: alongside a story about the investigation that Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej’s cooking show violated the constitution because he was paid for it, the Guardian includes his recipe for pigs’ legs in Coca Cola.

Master criminal of the day, from the AP:

Fresno County authorities have arrested a man they say broke into the home of two farmworkers, rubbed one with spices and whacked the other with a sausage before fleeing.

Fresno County sheriff’s Lt. Ian Burrimond says 22-year-old Antonio Vasquez of Fresno was found hiding in a nearby field wearing only a T-shirt, boxer shorts and socks.

Burrimond said Vasquez was arrested after deputies found a wallet containing his ID at the ransacked house just east of Fresno.

The victims told deputies they awoke Saturday morning to the stranger applying spices to one of them and striking the other with an 8-inch sausage.

Burrimond said money allegedly stolen in the burglary was recovered. The sausage was tossed away by the fleeing suspect and eaten by a dog.

Today Bush met a bunch of volunteers on the White House lawn.

WHAT IS A JOY: “It is a joy to be here with members of the armies of compassion.” He came with some members of the other kind of army.

WHAT EVIL MAY DO: “Evil may crush concrete and twist steel, but it can never break the spirit of the American people.”

IN OTHER WORDS: “In other words, we used high-tech innovations to be able to channel people’s desire to serve in a constructive way.”

FROM BIG BROTHERS TO BIG BROTHER: “Another key component of USA Freedom Corps is our effort to keep track of Americans’ service to others. I mean, it’s one thing to talk about it, it’s another thing to measure, to kind of see how we’re doing.”

IN OTHER WORDS: “After 9/11, we tried to make this program [AmeriCorps] more effective -- in other words, to help the dollars allocated go further.”

WHAT THE PEACE CORPS DOES A FABULOUS JOB OF: “I mean, we are a compassionate nation and the Peace Corps does a fabulous job of advancing that compassion.”

WHAT SOME PANTSLESS CITIZENS SAY: “There are citizens who say, I need love.”

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