From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 11, 2008

There they go again. Asshat Congressman extraordinaire Steve King of Iowa goes all wingnutty on Obama’s middle name Hussein (which means “handsome one” in Arabic, or “terrorist goat fucker” in Wingnut). He started off saying:

“They’ll be dancing in the streets because of his middle name. They’ll be dancing in the streets because of who his father was and because of his posture that says, ‘Pull out of the Middle East. Pull out of this conflict.’ “

Called on to apologize he just got wingnuttier:

“I will tell you that if he is elected president, the radical Islamists, the […]

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Blizzard ’08 Follow Up

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A ‘Hot Issue’ poll in the Dispatch today asks readers: “Do you think your city did a good job of clearing the streets of snow?

Current results:

76% Yes
24% No

And I’ll have to agree.

This is my third winter in my Clintonville home and this is the first time my street has ever been plowed.

Because the street is narrow and has a tight turn-around at the end the large city plow trucks can’t get through. But this year they hired trucks from the local nursery that, after getting stuck a few times, eventually got […]

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Death at Kent State

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Tonight at 8PM the National Geographic Channel is airing a one-hour documentary called “How It Was: Death at Kent State” talking about the May 4, 1970 incident that resulted in the National Guard killing 4 people and injuring 9 others at Kent State University. If 8PM doesn’t work for you, it is also airing at 11PM.

My parents were students at Ohio State at the time, and my father has told me that the incident made things really hairy at Ohio State too. Hopefully this show will be an interesting and comprehensive look back at the situation.

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I knew waiting on queue for rollercoasters at the park was tough, but not this tough.

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