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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Morning News: There's Still No NHL Season... Does Anything Else Matter?

Posted by on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Citigroup Is Cutting Jobs: 11,000 jobs, to be specific.

Subway Death Update: Authorities say a suspect implicated himself in the death of the man who was pushed onto subway tracks.

Typhoon Bopha Update: Over 270 people are dead and hundreds are still missing in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha caused flash floods, and brought winds that hit up to 130mph.

Clinton/Fey 2016!: A poll shows Hillary Clinton has "majority support as a candidate for president in 2016." Tiny Fey should be her runningmate. I'd absolutely vote for them.

Speaking of Clinton: She says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "desperate" and could use chemical weapons.

Instagram vs. Twitter: Instagram admits they did that whole annoying glitch thing, that forced users to Instagram from Twitter, on purpose!

Yay! Public Outcry Works!: A Michigan teacher who was suspended after playing Macklemore's "Same Love" to her students, "has been reinstated with pay following public outcry."

Oops: Workers accidentally razed an 18th-century chateau in France. They were just supposed to restore it.

Oh, Good, We Need More: Starbucks is planning on opening 1,500 more shops in the US.

The Story Gets Weirder: "U.S. anti-virus software guru John McAfee, who is on the run from police in Belize seeking to question him in a murder probe, has crossed into Guatemala and said on Tuesday he will seek political asylum there."

Want to Tell If Someone Is Lying?: Feel their nose!

Have Questions About the Hockey Lockout?: Here's everything you need to know.

And now, I will just leave this here:


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--MC 1
Fey / Franken '16
Posted by --MC on December 5, 2012 at 8:39 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
Hillary Clinton has spent almost all her time as Secretary of State looking exhausted. I thought that she would rather retire for sure. Yes, taking four years off to campaign will rest her up (well, the first two years ought to be relaxing anyway), but I don't think she'll have the stamina for the job if she wins.
Posted by Matt from Denver on December 5, 2012 at 8:54 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
One of al-Assads generals needs to take him out. Otherwise, they all face a firing squad. It's coming.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 5, 2012 at 8:58 AM · Report this
Thank you for the 12 Days of Hockey. Even if it does make me miss hockey even more. *sigh* Clips of Super Mario are always awesome.
Posted by moosefan on December 5, 2012 at 9:12 AM · Report this
rob! 6
Note to self: Nose cold. Lie more.
Posted by rob! on December 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM · Report this
biffp 7
I'll take cautious optimism. I hope the talk of decertification is just to keep everyone at the table. It couldn't happen in time to save this season, and we'd probably walk back a couple steps in the negotiations.
Posted by biffp on December 5, 2012 at 9:38 AM · Report this
kitschnsync 8
Megan, please don't dignify polling about the 2016 election by addressing it as if it actually means something. We have more important things to address in the next 3 years.
Posted by kitschnsync on December 5, 2012 at 11:18 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
Hockey for the Winter win!
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
NotSean 10
@2 Sorta agreed.. But LOOKING tired isn't the same as truly being tired.

It does seem unlikely that she would want to spend another 4-8 years in the executive branch ( plus 4 campaigning ), when she could 'retire' and still play a huge background role in US policy. All the fun - none of the consequences.

...but then, that golden ring, first woman president, must be so extraordinarily tempting.

Posted by NotSean on December 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM · Report this
very bad homo 11
I think Hillary has other things to do. I doubt she really wants to be President at this point in her career.
Posted by very bad homo on December 5, 2012 at 12:50 PM · Report this
biffp 12
An interesting follow up on the Bob Costas editorial:…

And a podcast:…
Posted by biffp on December 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM · Report this
biffp 13
Things are moving fast in the negotiations.
Posted by biffp on December 5, 2012 at 6:32 PM · Report this

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