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The 5 Spot- Weird News Edition

For some reason there has been a lot of odd news lately you might have missed with the inauguration festivities.

1. Italians have wagered billions of dollars recently on the lotto and over half of them are betting on the same number.

2. The two biggest beer makers in the world have gotten to -shall we say- a pissing contest.

3. I bet this guy knows a little about that last part.

4. A fish with a human face? I see the resemblance but it is nothing to carp about.

5. The San Francisco Chronicle has a new name for moonbats. Bias, what bias?

OK one bonus pick. It's not so much odd news as it is an odd belief. James Klurfeld of Newsday says we should not try to spread freedom around the world because freedom is hard and we aren't that good at it anyway.


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Comments (12)

In the midst of all the exc... (Below threshold)
Write Winger:

In the midst of all the excitement surrounding Thursday’s inauguration (search) comes more news of Kerry supporters suffering from post-election depression.

“Dear Abby" (search) advice columns are filled questions from depressed Kerry supporters, which led to this bit of advice from one write-in shrink: “Don't worry. Many psychologists I've spoken to about post-election depression say those feelings are normal, especially now, with inauguration festivities underway.”

Now, if it seems like this is the first election where the losers took a beeline to the psychiatrist’s couch, we may have discovered the reason why.

OpinionJournal.com reports on a new study that shows a relationship between states that went for Kerry and states that have a high concentration of psychologists (search). “The ten states (including the District of Columbia) with the highest ratio of psychologists per 100,000 residents, were, with the exception of Colorado, all blue states, which supported John Kerry...The ten states with the lowest ratio of psychologists per 100,000 residents, all were red states, supporting Bush…”

Well, red or blue, for all of you who choose the couch in front of the TV instead of the psychiatrist’s couch, sit back, tune in FOX News and enjoy the show.

HAHAHA, the fish story is h... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

HAHAHA, the fish story is hilarious, though I suppose the born agains and evangelicals will shout out that it's the face of jesus or something. The devine can be on cheese sandwiches so why not freaking fish??

Hmm. the first thing that c... (Below threshold)

Hmm. the first thing that came into my mind when I saw the fish story was "Yasser Arafat".

Maybe he has been reincarnated as a fish.

the SF-Chron article has be... (Below threshold)

the SF-Chron article has been pulled. It cannot be found.

YES I NOTICED TOO, I THINK ... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:


THe SF Chron story link has... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

THe SF Chron story link has a " at the end of the URL. Take that off and you can get to the story.

Write Winger...Do yo... (Below threshold)

Write Winger...
Do you think the shrinks are the symptom or the disease?

'"What he's done is take ov... (Below threshold)
Jack Tanner:

'"What he's done is take over the old progressive language of 'freedom' and redefined it without explicitly saying it -- only with code words -- in terms of a conservative worldview," said UC Berkeley linguistics Professor George Lakoff. "Those people who've got that worldview will understand the code words."

It's not the worldview it's the secret decoder ring.

I was delighted by Pres. Bu... (Below threshold)

I was delighted by Pres. Bush's bold inauguration speech. That's what a leader is supposed to do - set new, high, constructive goals. Of course, I expect attack from the left, but it's interesting how many supposed conservatives are unable to rise to the occasion. Two examples: Peggy Noonan who "felt bad" in her 1/21/05 column at wsj.com's Online Journal and Sen. Frist on tv Friday night - it was either on MSNBC Scarborough or FoxNews Hannity & Colmes. Frist seemed eager to say oh, it's only a VISION - i.e., don't take it seriously, it's just a pipedream... Small minds can't fathom big goals.

Frist is a weak minded hipp... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

Frist is a weak minded hippy sympathizer. I doubt he could act like a man even if he had pamela anderson sat naked on his lap. No, that man is a boy lover for sure.

The lefty version of "freed... (Below threshold)
Chilly Willy:

The lefty version of "freedom" apparently means "freedom from responsibility" or maybe it sounds like "free stuff."

I suppose that's better tha... (Below threshold)

I suppose that's better than a human with a fish face.






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