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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:29 AM

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! It's a crack, I'm back, yeah I'm standing on the rooftops shouting out, baby... LET'S GO TO PRESS.

A possible citywide college walkout in Occupy Boston! Labor Unions jump on board with Occupy Wall Street! And in Spain, the "Indignados" occupy Madrid's Puerta del Sol! (Keep an eye on Blogtown all this week for up to the second Occupy Portland coverage!)

WHAT?? Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's scuba diving discovery of ancient 6th century ceramic jugs was faked?? WHAT???

Two job reports issued today reveal that hope for an uptick in employment is "cloudy at best." (Maybe these reports were faked, too?)

House Republicans try to once again scuttle Obama's jobs bill, because....THEY. HATE. JOBS.

No one has much hope left for Greece who is "inevitably heading toward default."

A disgruntled employee shoots eight people in a California quarry.

More problems for hillbilly candidate Rick Perry after it's discovered he once defended Confederate symbols. (Maybe he thinks an influx of Confederate money will save the economy.)

Not that it really matters anymore, but Michele Bachmann's cleanup squad was sent scurrying again following her latest verbal gaffe.

Apple's newest iPhone
is a little too much like Apple's old iPhone for consumers' taste.

On TV, The Playboy Club is cancelled and star Eddie Cibrian is rushed to the hospital after an on-set accident—ALL ON THE SAME DAY.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Scattered showers in the low 60s today and tomorrow, followed by a dry Friday and Saturday.

And finally, a little British girl in a princess outfit raps the lyrics to Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" PERFECTLY.

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