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Gang violence in suburban Virginia. Many stolen cars in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Courtland Milloy expresses rage at the lack of recognition by George W. Bush of a funeral for a D.C.-based National Guardsman who died in Iraq. W isn't the best neighbor in the world, it seems.

Although I noticed that Bush did have time to tape a message before the Redskins-Jets game Thursday night, praising football for exhibiting teamwork, sacrifice and determination, just like we Americans do, blah blah blah. (I was in the bathroom at FedEx when this came on the speakers, and heard an 8-year-old boy say, in a disgusted tone, "Awww, not GEORGE BUSH!" Pretty funny. Oh, and the Redskins actually ran the ball more than they passed, and won. Maybe all that yelling at Spurrier to LEARRRRRN DAMMIT! is working.)

Jen Waters, in writing about stained glass, lays this number on us:

The age-old art of stained glass, which probably originated more than 2,000 years ago, is still being enjoyed.
I've never seen a sentence with more passive voice than that. Passiver voice? Wait... I mean, a more passively voiced sentence than that has never been seen. By me.

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