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Bushism of the Day

“This isn’t the politics of the moment. This has to do with what can we get done right now.”–President Obama, news conference, Dec. 7

‘I Wish I Knew How to Quit You’
“Why Obama Can’t Shake Bush”–headline, Politico.com, Dec. 8

Out on a Limb

  • “Dem Lawmaker: Dems’ Best Candidate in 2012 ‘May or May Not Be’ Obama”–headline,TheHill.com, Dec. 7
  • “Early Prevention, Screen Programs Reduce Chronic Disease, Studies Find”–headline,Philanthropy News Digest, Dec. 7

With DNC in Mind, City Bans Carrying Urine, Feces
“Sarah Palin About to Dump on Tax Cut Compromise?”–headline, Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, Dec. 8

We Blame Global Warming

  • “Fort Lauderdale Breaks Cold Record for Dec. 7″–headline, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Dec. 7
  • “Unusual Methods Helped ICE Break Deportation Record, E-Mails and Interviews Show”–headline, Washington Post, Dec. 6

So Much for the War on Drugs
“Irish Vote on Budget, EU Says Crisis Pot Is Enough”–headline, Associated Press, Dec. 7

At Least Kevin Smith Can Still Surf the Internet

  • “Kevin Smith ‘Too Fat’ to Fly Southwest”–headline, People.com, Feb. 14
  • “Comcast: No Plans to Charge More for Heavy Web Users”–headline, WSJ.com, Dec. 7

The Lonely Lives of Scientists
“Happy Cows Taste Better, Say Scientists”–headline, Courier Mail (Brisbane, Australia), Dec. 9

The Lonely Lives of Older Men
“Older Men Want More Sex, Study Finds”–headline, Reuters, Dec. 6

‘That Was a Heck of an Omelet’
“FDA Recalls Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Eggs and More”–headline, Yahoo! News, Dec. 7

The Miracle of Yeast
“Food Stamp Rolls Continue to Rise”–headline, WSJ.com, Dec. 8

‘She Was Quiet, She Kept to Herself,’ Says Wie Neighbor
“Michelle Wie Shoots 71 in Dubai”–headline, Associated Press, Dec. 8

No Layoff for Quasimodo
“L.A. Judge Rejects Putting Court-Appointed Monitor in Charge of Bell”–headline, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 7

‘Enough Is Enough! I Have Had It With These Moth–Oh, Look! A Squirrel!’
“Snakes on a Plane: Passenger Manages to Smuggle Two Parrots, a Squirrel and FOUR Snakes on Eight-Hour Flight”–headline, Daily Mail (London), Dec. 7

Hey, Kids! What Time Is It?
“Time for Dems to Relearn the Lost Art of Compromise”–headline, FoxNews.com, Dec. 7

Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “Does a Bad Baby Name Make Someone a Bad Parent?”–headline, TheLoop21.com, Dec. 5
  • “What Aspect of Dealing With Bullies Did Obama Fail to Learn as a Child?”–headline,Puffington Host, Dec. 8
  • “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Stupid People?”–headline, Jim Mullen syndicated column, Dec. 8
  • “Where Do You Stand on the Leggings Debate?”–headline, Dayton Daily News, Dec. 7
  • “Who Is Attacking the Plastic Snails of Miami Beach?”–headline, Associated Press, Dec. 8
  • “Can’t Anybody in the Obama Administration Talk Without Saying Embarrassing and Revealing Things This Week?”–headline, Commentary website, Dec. 8
  • “More than ever, America today reminds me of a working couple where the husband has just lost his job, they have two kids in junior high school, a mortgage and they’re maxed out on their credit cards. On top of it all, they recently agreed to take in their troubled cousin, Kabul, who just can’t get his act together and keeps bouncing from relative to relative. Meanwhile, their Indian nanny, who traded room and board for baby-sitting, just got accepted to M.I.T. on a full scholarship and will be leaving them in a few months. What to do?”–Thomas Friedman, New York Times, Dec. 8

Answers to Questions Nobody Is Asking

  • “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming”–headline, TheAtlantic.com, Dec. 7
  • “Married Men Are Nicer, and Here’s Why”–headline, Reuters, Dec. 6

It’s Always in the Last Place You Look
“4,000 Oxycodone and Xanax Pills Found in Bust”–headline, WTVC-TV (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Dec. 8

Someone Set Up Us the Bomb
“Moderate Committee Picks Jar Conservative Ascendancy in House”–headline, DailyCaller.com, Dec. 8

Breaking News From 1777
“Washington Fights to Rebuild Battered Reputation”–headline, Der Spiegel, Dec. 6

News You Can Use

  • “Avoid Animals Raised on the Farm That Have Hair on Their Backs”–headline, Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.), Dec. 7
  • “Three Suicides in Peoria in 24 Hours Prompts [sic] Police to Remind Residents Not to Kill Themselves”–headline, Phoenix New Times website, Dec. 7
  • “Here Are Some Good Gifts for the People You Hate”–headline, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dec. 8

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