Morning Coffee 8.12.08

When someone tries to sidestep a grizzly ending: Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra has fled Thailand, where he’s on bail for corruption charges, for the UK. Shinawatra’s a millionaire and owns the UK’s Manchester City football club. “In a statement…Mr Thaksin said he and his wife would remain in the UK, “where democracy is more important.” Lol at the democracy twist. [BBC]

While police are firing on protesters in Kashmir and Whole Foods is recalling ground beef sold between June 2 and Aug. 6 in certain states for e coli, the US is watching the Edwards melodrama like a train wreck in slow motion. Now Edwards’ other woman refuses to let her baby girl take a DNA test to prove Johnny isn’t the father. We all know what that means, Johnny is most likely the little girl’s father. Smh… [BBC1] [WebMD] [Guardian]

Travie and his band is going on tour with the Roots (and sometimes Estelle), Oct 2 through November 1. Travie, of course, is the lead singer for the Gym Class Heroes and the genius behind this jam. Viva! [MTV]

Almost 13,000 folks have fled the southern Philippines as the fighting between the army and the country’s muslims is increasing. [BBC]

Proof that T.I.’s next LP, Paper Trail, won’t suck. He’s working with his trademark producer, DJ Toomp. No more Wyclef. That’s right I said it. (I actually didn’t hate T.I. vs T.I.P. but I don’t play that jawn anymore. Take that for what you will…) [SS]

Interesting, the NY Times Mag checks out whether Obama is the end of Black politics…thoughts? [NYT]

What’s your favorite song because I need one desperately…affected e coli states after the jump.

“According to a Whole Foods news release, illnesses allegedly linked to ground beef from Whole Foods Market are in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. The Whole Foods ground beef recall includes stores in:

  • Alabama
  • Canada
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Wisconsin

If you’ve got any of the suspect ground beef in your refrigerator or freezer, return it to your Whole Foods store with the packaging or receipt for a full refund. If you’re going grocery shopping, know that Whole Foods stores have already pulled suspect ground beef off their store shelves.

Whole Foods voluntarily issued the ground beef recall as a precaution because of concerns about Coleman Natural Beef processed by Nebraska Beef Ltd.”

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