Wednesday, November 23, 2011

MORNING BRIEFING: A drought of liquor

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM

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Congress tried and failed. Now the whimsical yes-we-can-turned-tea-party voters have to make a decision, says U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.: Will it be Coke or Pepsi? I mean, will it be Democrats or Republicans who shape U.S. fiscal policy? (Though some are saying the failure of the "supercommittee" is good for the Dems.)(SR)

Speaking of bad decisions, it turns out Kevin Harpham, who admitted to planting a bomb in downtown Spokane during this year's MLK Day parade, bought A LOT of fishing sinkers with a debit card, giving federal investigators their first clue. And, dope, his DNA was on record from his military service, which the FBI linked to the backpack. (SR)

Costco didn't tell us this!!! There may be a drought of liquor thanks to the recently passed I-1183, which takes alcohol sales out of Washington state's hands. As state stores close their doors, they're trying to sell all of their inventory. (KREM)

Out ThereĀ 

Did you hear that Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann was on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" this week? It was so nice and polite! Afterwards, people realized that the Roots, Fallon's house band, had played "Lyin' Ass Bitch" when Bachmann walked on stage. Whoops. Fallon, all nice and polite, apologized. (CNN)

And, for the 67th time this year, Bachmann joined the other wannabe Obama defeaters in a debate. "I'm sorry, Blitz. I meant Wolf."

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