Yeah, Your Day Wasn't Really That Bad After AllS

  • The Sichuan earthquake has probably killed 9,000 people, and let 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia out into the streets, but if I know you guys it's the panda stuff that is really going to get to you. [Wash Post]
  • But — thanks investment banks! — it probably won't have that big an impact on the economy! [WSJ]
  • Or Beijing's standing as the number one toilet metropolis. [Xinhua]
  • Meanwhile in Burma the UN is projecting a death toll of 100,000, and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon can't get junta leader Than Shwe on the phone so he actually just sent a letter, and the US is still trying to get them to accept aid at all...[Wash Post]
  • Hillary is going to win the white vote by landslide margins in West Virginia because they're still coming to grips with the notion of the first Muslim president down there. [FT]
  • Well it's about time Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson vowed lifelong commitment.[US Weekly]
  • Our favorite place Yemen made the Foreign Policy list of five most dangerous food crises, but North Korea beat it out for number one. [FP]
  • John McCain does not plan on sticking around for the ice caps to melt but remember he has young children and sometimes even the capacity for independent thought. [NYT]
  • Which may sound radical but that's what Huckabee's there for. [US News]
  • If you think you can take advantage of the crap economy just by getting in on a payday loan business, well, you sort of can. [WSJ]
  • America steadfastly refuses to forget how comprehensively shitty the Bush Administration has been. [Wash Post]