October 17, 2007

Possibly the best headline example of how even good news in Iraq is spun into bad news

'Ya just gotta shake your head and laugh: As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch (link).

Un. Frickin'. Real.

NAJAF, Iraq — At what's believed to be the world's largest cemetery, where Shiite Muslims aspire to be buried and millions already have been, business isn't good.

A drop in violence around Iraq has cut burials in the huge Wadi al Salam cemetery here by at least one-third in the past six months, and that's cut the pay of thousands of workers who make their living digging graves, washing corpses or selling burial shrouds.

Cripes. Next we'll be reading something like "Murder rate finally levels off in Philly; defense lawyers lament drop in business."

Posted by Hube at October 17, 2007 06:16 PM | TrackBack

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Um, spinned? Spun, dude, spun. Past participles are a bitch in English.

Posted by: Browein at October 17, 2007 08:46 PM

Hube: I saw that story yesterday and wondered the same thing. To follow up on your theme if Phiily crime rate ever drops:

"Philly cops are as lonely and bored as the Maytag repairman. There is a futility in the police ranks; very low crime rates mean they can't test out all those weapons and tactics they learned at the Police Academy".

Posted by: AJ Lynch at October 18, 2007 08:25 AM

Nice one, AJ. "Some cops have even resorted to tasering each other just to relieve the boredom and frustration."

Posted by: G Rex at October 18, 2007 11:22 AM

cut the pay of thousands of workers? More proof the war was working up to this point.

well done hube, this is negative spin on how the WAR is improving the lifestyles of those ungrateful Iraqi's.

Posted by: donviti at October 18, 2007 12:10 PM

hey so noch was ich würde an eure stelle kein geld mehr da rein steken ich habe auch geld rein gestekt und was hab ich da von garnix die wollen nur geld ferdinen und was krigen wir da von nur scheiße ich habe 50 euro reingestek dan konnte ich mir erst messi leisten vol dumm echt also leute wen die uns nicht in fifa 13 was fernümftiges an bitten den holle ich mir das auch net

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