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Friday, October 26, 2012

Good Morning, News!

Posted by Denis C. Theriault on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM

This counts as good news. For the 13th consecutive quarter, the US economy kept growing—most recently at the not-too-shabby rate of 2 percent. As always, through, one of the biggest drags on growth is government austerity. Private-sector growth continues to significantly outpace overall growth. Let's say that again, but in bold: Private-sector growth continues to significantly outpace overall growth.

White people in America overwhelmingly prefer Willard Romney, forcing the president to rely even more on everybody else. Which just reminds us about the real reason the GOP is leading the way on voter-suppression efforts.

Colin Powell gave the president, for the second time, his endorsement. On TV last night, a top Romney aide—clearly projecting his own hangups on race and fealty—said the general did it only he and the president are both black.

Stupid comments about rape and other dumb gaffes, incidentally, are now among the biggest reasons why the Republicans are more likely to fall short of recapturing the US Senate.

On the Muslim holiday of Eid,
several dozen were killed or injured in an Afghanistan mosque bombing. Meanwhile, a holiday-related cease-fire in Syria was similarly ignored by a car bomber.

The BBC's sex-abuse scandal appears to go well beyond creepy and deceased host Jimmy Savile.

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and sex-party gourmand, has been sentenced to four years in prison for tax fraud.

Chinese censors, furious over an exhaustive story that charts the hidden and recently acquired wealth of a top Communist Party's many relatives, has blocked access to the New York Times.

A terrible "frankenstorm"
named Hurricane Sandy is barreling for the Eastern seaboard and could match hurricane-force wind with a sinister dumping of snow.

An awful story
about a nanny accused of stabbing two children under her care in New York's Upper West Sie.

Another awful story, about a New York cop who dreamed of kidnapping and eating hundreds of women. He kept files on them. Like the state of Massachusetts according to the dubious recollections of a certain ex-governor.

And yet another awful story, about an NFL cheerleader who slept with a 17-year-old only to be rewarded with her own reality show—brought to you by the makers of Jersey Shore.

SOME PEOPLE WILL SAY ANYTHING IN DRY, NASALLY VOICES TO NOT HAVE TO LOOK AT THE FOX & FRIENDS HOSTS ANY MORE, AND I CAN'T BLAME THEM.

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