DAILY BRIEFING  8:40 am November 2, 2009

Hamid Karzai Is Declared President—But Was He Even Born In America??

by Juli Weiner

  • After very possibly receiving fewer votes than his opponent, Hamid Karzai has won the presidential election of Afghanistan! [New York Times]
  • Ford earned $1 billion in the third quarter and people are now thinking the company could be profitable by 2011. [Washington Post]
  • Yesterday some American guy—originally from Eritrea, but still totally counts—won the New York City Marathon, which is the first time that’s happened since 1982. [CNN]
  • A suicide bomber killed 30-ish people outside a bank in Pakistan, most of whom used to have something or other to do with the military. [AP]
  • The New York Yankees baseball team has won another go-round in the baseball tournament, and look at this biased coverage from the New York Post. [New York Post]
  • Everyone who’s anyone in the Arab world just despises Hillary Clinton. [Reuters]
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Redhead November 2, 2009 at 8:48 am

“PHILADELPHIA — The Yankees are nine innings away from returning to a place Derek Jeter and others firmly believe a season is a failure if they don’t.”

Worst.Lede.Ever. WTF? Now, I get that this is the NY Post and not the NY Times, but could you still try to write a coherent lede?

Larry McAwful November 2, 2009 at 8:49 am

Yay! New York’s sportball team has won another sportball match! They did some great sportball things and now move on to a bigger spot in the sport contests, or something.

BeWoot November 2, 2009 at 8:52 am

If the Yankees win, will there be a TARP tape parade down Wall Street?

ManchuCandidate November 2, 2009 at 8:54 am

U! S! A! If I were a Kenyan marathoner, I’d hire Oily Taints as my lawyer and demand to see the winner’s birf certificate!

TGY November 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

[re=447976]BeWoot[/re]: Perhaps a ticker-TARP parade.

George Will' November 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

Quit stalling and put the Halloween pictures up!

TGY November 2, 2009 at 8:57 am

Democracy … ‘stan-style! One AK-47, one vote!

Larry McAwful November 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

The poor 30-ish people! But I’m not worried. Due to my birthday two months ago, I’m now 40-ish, and thus safe.

Words November 2, 2009 at 8:59 am

Would someone please buy Ms. Clinton some new clothes? Looked like she wore the same scarf and outfit the whole time.

Mild Midwesterner November 2, 2009 at 9:02 am

Not surprising, really… Cabbies know all of the fastest routes around NYC.

Suds McKenzie November 2, 2009 at 9:08 am

cool, my heroin prices will stay under $3 a gallon.

Servo November 2, 2009 at 9:21 am

Fuck MLB! Especially the Yankees!
Ford’s salvation came via Microsoft’s SYNC and America’s insatiable appetite for gadgetry. Their vehicles are still shitty. Have you filled up a Ford lately?

Monsieur Grumpe November 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

There’s just way too much explosives in the world. Who’s making this shit anyway?

Suds McKenzie November 2, 2009 at 9:33 am

[re=447987]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: Nobel prizes don’t pay for themselves.

Aflac Shrugged November 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

Interesting that you blow yourself up near banks to kill service members in Pakistan.

Here, you’d only do that if the bank was next door to a strip club and a storefront offering 30-day paycheck loans at 25% interest.

TVarmy November 2, 2009 at 9:48 am

Why is Ford being so unAmerican as to turn a profit under a Democrat? They need to help Rush Limbaugh help Obama fail.

Suds McKenzie November 2, 2009 at 10:06 am

[re=447996]Aflac Shrugged[/re]: … Yakov?

DemmeFatale November 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

Of course, if I were a bitter poor from Philly, I’d hate the Yankees too!


Jim89048 November 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

I’d hate to earn a billion dollars and still not consider myself profitable. Something wrong with that math.
Phillies need a bailout. Also.

hobospacejunkie November 2, 2009 at 11:59 am

Screw the Yankees. Roma beat B-o-l-o-g-n-a, 2-1 & are only 5 points from 4th place.

AKAM80TheWolf November 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm


The Serie A is sooo [i]noioso[/i]. You need to get yourself sorted (with the EPL).

AKAM80TheWolf November 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm


Curse my poor reverse html skillz.

DemmeFatale November 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

[re=448098]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Yes please, (especially Jeter)!
Why doesn’t the USA get footie the way, oh…I don’t know…THE REST OF THE WORLD does?

Mr Blifil November 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm

The Yankees are nine innings away from returning to a place Derek Jeter and others firmly believe a season is a failure if they don’t.

I kinda sorta get the gist of the idea the writer is trying to express. My question is: are NY Post columnists actively receiving bonuses or something for committing the worst violations of grammar?

lawrenceofthedesert November 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Glad to hear that Ford churned out a billion by “cutting manufacturing costs,” and with it, that pesky quality control is finally out of the way entirely. I imagine the Fords’ innovative re-engineering of the Detroit Lions was their model.

Jukesgrrl November 2, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Can we just declare Kate Hudson the winner and go home before we have to endure any more “news” from the Post?

lochnessmonster November 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I think a good story that you missed is the Bears won yesterday even though they weren’t playing football!

naveed November 2, 2009 at 11:26 pm


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