DAILY BRIEFING  8:59 am February 25, 2009

Skinny Wednesday

by Sara K. Smith

  • Michelle Obama wears sleeveless outfits all the time, giving the rest of America an inferiority complex about its flabby upper arms. [New York Times]
  • President Obama gave a speech last night, but you already knew that. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Egypt is still trying to broker a peace in Gaza, and in the meantime Israel and Palestine are launching airstrikes and rockets at each other, as is their wont. [AP]
  • It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras in New Orleans without a little midday gunfire. [Times-Picayune]
  • Don’t expect yesterday’s stock market rally to continue. Success is very short-lived these days. [CNN Money]
  • The only reason we are linking this article is for the very informative illustration it includes. [eCanadaNow]
 

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{ 38 comments }

WagTehGod February 25, 2009 at 9:02 am

Ow, I feel like I just had an exam looking at that graphic. So I’m good for the year, right?

wheelie February 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

ISRAEL MUST DESIST!

I for one am utterly sickened by the outrageous display of violence carried out by the evil Israeli forces against the innocent, peace-loving people of Palestine. For too long the aggressors, propped up by sinister foreign forces, have been allowed to attack poor civilians, unchecked by any vestige of moral conscience.

As usual, the sick and twisted armchair supporters of Israel turn a blind eye to their wrong-doing and try to blame Palestine instead. They conveniently ignore the fact that Palestinians are perfectly entitled to defend themselves against the constant onslaught by Israel, who will not be happy until every last Palestinian is dead.

wheelie February 25, 2009 at 9:11 am

PALESTINE MUST BE PUNISHED!

I for one am utterly sickened by the outrageous display of violence carried out by the evil Palestinian forces against the innocent, peace-loving people of Israel. For too long the aggressors, propped up by sinister foreign forces, have been allowed to attack poor civilians, unchecked by any vestige of moral conscience.

As usual, the sick and twisted armchair supporters of Palestine turn a blind eye to their wrong-doing and try to blame Israel instead. They conveniently ignore the fact that Israelis are perfectly entitled to defend themselves against the constant onslaught by Palestine, who will not be happy until every last Israeli is dead.

Bruno February 25, 2009 at 9:12 am

It sounds like New Orleans needs to ‘toughen up’. How dare they only shoot guns when they can use rockets in the middle east?

NRA/GOP – get on this. Our lack of rockets in cities is the most important issue facing America today.

Bruno February 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

The Canadians are so cute. They use gloves to do that!

freakishlystrong February 25, 2009 at 9:13 am

So, does that illustration represent Canada poking a hole in our Stimulus Package?

Cape Clod February 25, 2009 at 9:18 am

Never mind that man’s prostate. He’s got a penis and nuts growing in his leg.

Serolf Divad February 25, 2009 at 9:22 am

[re=252103]wheelie[/re]: [re=252104]wheelie[/re]:

How can you live with yourself?

ManchuCandidate February 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

[re=252107]freakishlystrong[/re]:
From what I’ve been told, that’s the He Spot so actually Canada City is boosting your stimulus package.

WadISay February 25, 2009 at 9:24 am

[re=252106]Bruno[/re]: Shouldn’t he have an erection when that’s happening?

WadISay February 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

I haven’t had the heart to read Kristol or Krauthammer this morning, but I bet they’ve toned down that “failed presidency” stuff.

BillyClubb February 25, 2009 at 9:27 am

[re=252111]Serolf Divad[/re]: Win!²

Walter Sobchak February 25, 2009 at 9:28 am

[re=252104]wheelie[/re]: You got it wrong, that’s a CANADIAN finger in that guy’s ass, not an Israeli one. You’re welcome.

Also.

Dean Booth February 25, 2009 at 9:30 am

Regarding the informative illustration, here’s how to do it right:
http://comicbooth.com/images/probing_question.gif

Norbert February 25, 2009 at 9:33 am

Actually that illustration was originally meant to accompany Thomas Friedman’s column today.

shanemacgowan February 25, 2009 at 9:36 am

Thank you for the graphic of all eight of former President Jr.’s State of the Union addresses.

dasNeonlicht February 25, 2009 at 9:38 am

Wow, I do not need that last article this early. And over breakfast! Thanks a lot, Sara.

tootsieroll February 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

[re=252118]Dean Booth[/re]: That’s just… nuts.

jagorev February 25, 2009 at 9:46 am

If she keeps going at this rate, Mrs. Obama may do to dresses with sleeves what President John F. Kennedy did to men’s hats.

Everyone knows sleeveless dresses are a secret communist dress code.

/sorry, just had a KLo moment

WagTehGod February 25, 2009 at 9:47 am

I suppose the graphic is a good explanation for why we don’t hear much about Republicans getting prostate cancer.

jagorev February 25, 2009 at 9:50 am

Winning comment from the NYT thread:

It’s enshrined in the second amendment that Michelle Obama has the right to bare arms.

Bruno February 25, 2009 at 9:55 am

“Also in the chamber Tuesday was former Sen. Norm Coleman, still fighting his Minnesota election.”

Is this true? They let him in there?

(Its in HuffPo, so I don’t know if its true, especially since I didn’t easily find the info elsewhere…)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/24/steele-lobbying-gop-on-di_n_169514.html

ManchuCandidate February 25, 2009 at 10:02 am

[re=252152]anno[/re]:
Fucking Spammer. Besides, most of the sugar daddies these days pay in Hobo Beans and Rice.

Cicada February 25, 2009 at 10:05 am

[re=252149]anno[/re]: Do SugarBabies get free cans of hobo beans? If so, count me in!

Advn2rgirl February 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

I remember SugarBabies. They used to get stuck in my teeth. Frickin’ cheapassed Hallowe’en candy.

d4g33z February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

[re=252152]anno[/re]: haha. This is fantastic spam! I feel like I’m on a ‘real’ internette site now.

CivicHoliday February 25, 2009 at 10:23 am

that graphic illustrates the final stage of interview for Republican pages. free prostate exam, baby! that’s…um…awesome, right? wait, why is the Congressman getting out latex gloves???

Guppy06 February 25, 2009 at 10:29 am

[re=252152]anno[/re]: I can’t trust a service that doesn’t use whore diamonds in its ratings.

Cape Clod February 25, 2009 at 10:32 am

[re=252115]WadISay[/re]: Kristol is whining that Hopey paid lip service to President Bam-Bams wars and didn’t even mention the imminent, deadly threat posed by the Persian devil hell people.

IceCreamEmpress February 25, 2009 at 10:33 am

That headline says “Prosate” instead of “Prostate”. Stupid Canadians.

Also, I’m confused about that article because THE WHOLE POINT OF PROSCAR IS TO KEEP YOU FROM GETTING PROSTATE CANCER (yeah, my 81-year-old dad takes it, so there). So what’s the point of that article? “MEDICATION WORKS AS PLANNED. HERE’S AN ILLUSTRATION OF SOMEONE POKING A FINGER INTO SOMEONE’S ASS.”

magic titty February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am

[re=252114]WadISay[/re]: We thinks alike, yo.

PerhapsSo February 25, 2009 at 11:44 am

I know that this is far from the focus of the NYT article, but the man sitting between Michelle Obama and Jill Biden is Officer Richard DeCoatsworth of the Philadelphia Police Department, who was *shot in the face* while on duty at age 21 and still managed to radio for help and chase the perp for many blocks. Then on his first day back to work after recovering, he caught a murderer. The Bidens invited him to the speech last night.

Huh! February 25, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Who knew the First Lady was such a proponent of the second amendment right to bare arms?

RobPetrified February 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Something is not right around here today.
I just can’t quite put my finger on what it is….
Hmmm.
I’ll finger it out.
Sooner or later I’ll get to the bottom of this, and when I do….
Oh, SHIT!

ALIVE! February 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Illustration of the first step in harvesting TruckNutz.

guerilla-nation February 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm

[re=252111]Serolf Divad[/re]: i’m guessing he throws a lot of rocks at himself …

Zorg February 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I downloaded that Canadian illustration and when the computer asked for a title, I typed in “How Republicans Reproduce.” Am I the next Oscar Wilde or what?

Lionel Hutz Esq. February 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I didn’t have time to read the article, so how does having a finger up my ass help me not get cancer?

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