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posted by February 1 at 7:30 AMon
Big Getting Bigger: Microsoft has put in a bid to buy Yahoo for the low, low price of $44.6 billion. Earlier this week, Yahoo announced it would be cutting 1,000 jobs.
Speaking of Cutting Jobs: The U.S. economy lost 17,000 of them in January.
A Little Good News: Abu Laith al-Libi, a senior commander of Al Qaeda, was killed yesterday in southern Pakistan.
Dept. of Strong Convictions: Faced with the threat of a Clinton presidency, right-wing blowhards long on record for hating John McCain are giving the “maverick” another look.
Rich Getting Richer: Exxon Mobile scoffs at Shell Oil’s profit of $27.6 billion, announces a profit of $40.6 billion.
Yet Another Debate: Eli Sanders’s coverage of last night’s debate between Clinton and Obama is here.
Are You Fucking Kidding Me?: Insurgents now using the mentally disabled for suicide bombings in Iraq.
GodSpace: The 35,000-member “Atheist and Agnostic Group” has been booted from MySpace due to complaints from whining Christians.
Snow, Snow, Snow: Governor Gregoire has declared a state of emergency after another night of heavy snowfall.
Target Reached: The University of Washington has hit its latest fund-raising mark of $2.5 billion.
Paying Up: Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Will He Ever Fucking Retire?) has paid $64,000 in damages to House Republican leader John Boehner.
Seattle Public Schools: Not serving beef for the time being. The Westland Meat Co.’s “downer cow” scandal is the reason.
Governor Wallace For President: