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Vengeful deity endorses Obama via Gawker

Killer Tornadoes Attack Only Clinton Country

does God hate Hillary? (And note: Obama won Alabama, but Hillary won each county in that state with a recorded death from Tuesday’s storms.)

NYC, get ready to duck tomorrow via Boing Boing

One of those satellites may be visible to folks in New York City on Friday.”

From the New York Times on Feb 5, 2008:

In the case of the mysterious satellite that is about to plunge back to earth, Mr. Molczan had an early sense of which one it was, identifying it as USA-193, which gave out shortly after reaching space in December 2006.

From the New York Times Lede Blog on Feb 5, 2008:

USA 193 is predicted to pass across the twilight sky on a northwest-to-southeast trajectory between 6:07 a.m. and 6:11 a.m. Eastern time. Stargazers may take note that it will appear to rapidly skim just below the stars of the Big Dipper during its pass. At the midpoint of the pass (6:09 a.m.) it will appear almost directly overhead.

At its closest point to New York observers, USA 193 will be about 170 miles away.

previously at the kiwi:

US predicts 30-minute warning for satellite crash landing

and in other news:

Stop, Frisk and Swab from the drudge and

Police officers in Daytona Beach are swabbing the mouths of persons of interests during traffic stops with special DNA kits in the hunt for an elusive serial killer

… “Genetically, we know who he is,” Chitwood said. “We have DNA evidence from the murder scenes — so, we got that. That is never going to go away. And, sooner or later, we will match the DNA to the physical person and bring closure to everything that is going on.”

83 wiseguy nicknames thx drudge and the smoking gun

listed in the 169-page indictment, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn. As seen on the following pages, the charged hoodlums include “The Greaseball,” “Bobby the Jew,” “Tommy Sneakers,” and “Mike the Electrician.” Some arrestees, like Gambino captain Leonard DiMaria, even have multiple nicknames. DiMaria, the indictment notes, is known alternately as “L,” “Lenny,” “The Conductor,” “Nike,” “Uncle,” and “Fatso.”

Maureen who? via Gawker

From Maureen Dowd‘s column yesterday: “Even though Obama stopped smoking when he started running for president, he has lost five pounds racing around the country. Just like Hollywood starlets, he works out religiously and he can make a three-course meal out of a Nicorette.” We’d link, except that it’s not in the online version. Weird!Liberal bloggers Digby and Bob Sombery both noticed that quote while reading Dowd’s typically offensive amateur psychiatry hour column about how Obama is a girl (“diffident debutante”, “Obambi”) and Hillary Clinton is a boy (“dragon”, “the right man for the job”) in the paper newspaper (through gritted teeth, presumably). But it ain’t on It’s been disappeared from Lexis-Nexis too!

update: there’s an obit from Gawker as well, for anyone wondering who this Maureen person is/was.

cookie jar, meet the Clinton Mafia via the brad blog

As to the ballot boxes kept uncounted overnight at the home of a Democratic Party Official, Democracy for New Mexico points us to this report from NM political reporter Heath Haussaman, who writes today:

the ballot boxes spent the night at the home of Rio Arriba County Democratic Party Chair Theresa Martinez, whose state-lawmaker husband, Sen. Richard Martinez, endorsed Hillary Clinton.

so unfunny it hurts via Scholars & Rogues:

There is no doubt … we hope and pray every night to run against Hillary Clinton.”

Ari Fleischer

Super Tuesday Coverage: Western States Aired February 6, 2008 CNN

but this is kind of funny thx Raw Story and Chicago Sun-Times

Twenty voters at a Far North Side precinct who found their ink pens not working were told by election judges not to worry.

It’s invisible ink, officials said. The scanner will count it.

But their votes weren’t recorded after all.

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