Friday, October 15, 2010

Obama at Ohio State
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama appeared at a big campaign rally at Ohio State University last night. It was a surprising move, considering Ohio's rising unemployment and the fact that the president picked Wisconsin in the White House office pool last weekend.

New CPR Rules
The American Heart Association is making a huge change in its recommendations for CPR. The new guidelines call for chest compressions before AND after you eat the Baconator.

Federal Workers Poll
A new poll shows that most Americans believe federal workers are overpaid and don't work very hard. Federal workers are so enraged by the report they are promising to respond in six to eight weeks.

D.C. Rents
For the first time, the average asking rent in Washington D.C. is higher than in New York City. hat's because millions of would-be snipers are looking for prime Tlocations to take out Members of Congress.

Citi Profits
Citigroup posted second-quarter earnings of $2.2 billion Monday, mostly thanks to the fact that its bailout checks from the government are clearing faster.

October 18th

1009: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church's foundations down to bedrock… and says he did to promote “mutual understanding and healing.”

1210: Pope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV. Once again the final score, Otto 4, Pope Innocent 3.

1898: The United States takes possession of Puerto Rico… mostly to serve as a minor league team for the New York Yankees.


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