Morning Coffee 10.23.08

Remember when Thai ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra ran to the UK to escape his corruption trial? Well, his running didn’t stop them from finding him guilty. [BBC]

GASP! “…campaign finance reports confirmed that the Republican National Committee spent $75,062 at Neiman Marcus and $49,425 at Saks Fifth Avenue in September for Ms. Palin and her family.” While I really don’t care, it is interesting because some of Michelle Obama’s dresses were from Target…not that Michelle doesn’t wear designer as well but I can see why people are upset at Palin’s “working class” $150,000 outfits. [NYT]

50 Cent can hang out with his son again. He and his child’s mother have been locked in a bitter custody battle for a minute, and things escalated after that susty house fire. Now 50 gets at least one weekend per month with his son, along with one month in the summer and school breaks. [AP]

In China, Microsoft may have gone too far by installing anti-piracy software in their products to catch whomever’s bootlegging their programs. [G]

Sorry MC is late, CMJ’s BLU, Mickey and Pac Div show kept me out late. It was a good show though…but now I’m pretty sure that I have a cold. =0(

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