Six In The Morning

OBAMA WINS SURPRISE NOBEL PRIZE Why did Obama win the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? Maybe things have gotten so bad in the world, having a President who isn't a crazy warmonger with a psycho sidekick is now prize-worthy. Or maybe the Nobellers want to give the President O. a little push to progressive politics. Or maybe, the Nobel committee wanted to get this one out of the way before some Conservative teabagging bastard shoots the president. Posthumous Nobels are such a drag. (Guardian)

IMMOLATION BID DOUSED A Saskatoon man is fortunately stopped from hurting himself very, very badly. Very weird and troubling and mysterious and probably crazy. (CBC)

DZIEKANSKI'S MOM SUES Mother of the man fatally tasered by RCMP launches legal action as hearing heads to a (second) close. (Toronto Star)

PEDOPHILE GETS CHANGE OF ADDRESS The Roman Catholic bishop busted for laptop photos of young boys fondling and fellating has a court's go-ahead to relocate to Ottawa after New Brunswick residents complained about him living in their community. (Globe And Mail)

GOOD SCIENCE CAN BE BORING United States outer-space organization NASA successfully shoots an empty rocket at the moon to search for lunar water and all we get is a lame video. Oh, and knowledge. (Washintgton Post)

WHAT? NO PYTHON? It's coming later today, I promise. Check back at 12:01. In the meantime, here's a piece by Murray Dobbin about progressives winning a victory against Big Asbestos (Big Ass for short). (The Tyee)

So, how come it's always the crazy lefties complaining about health hazards and trying to protect people from corporations? Aren't lefties weird, dangerous people? And yet these days THEY'RE ALWAYS RIGHT. About almost everything. George Bush (he was bad). Banks (they need to be regulated). The Iraq war (stupid, expensive and pointless). Asbestos (causes cancer). Global warming (it's real).

Huh. It's almost like...they should be listened to.

Naw, that's just crazy.

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