Morning Blend

  • Jaques Chirac has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, two days after French people rejected the EU’s proposed constitution. In his place he’s named loyalist Dominique de Villepin to the post. “It’s like re-arranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Chirac has a lame duck government now and the problems of rejuvenating the reform process are huge,” said David Brown, chief European economist at investment bank Bear Stearns.

  • Radley Balko, at Tech Central Station, notes that grocers are using “big box” legislation to keep Rochester, N.Y.-based grocery chain Wegman’s out of their backyard. If you can’t beat them (and they can’t), outlaw them…

  • The Vietnamese Paris Hilton has been sent to “re-education camp.” Meanwhile Paris and Paris are set to marry.

  • Bob Geldoff is staging another Live Aid, to be called Live 8, but the reunion of the Spice Girls won’t be getting an invite. According to Live 8 spokesman the event, aimed at banishing Third World debt, is “a political rally to put pressure on world leaders.” The July 2nd concerts in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Philadelphia aim to generate a groundswell of support for the international Make Poverty History campaign in the run-up to the G8 conference in Gleneagles, Scotland, on July 6-8.

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