Sunday, July 31, 2011

Deal Done
President Obama, Congressional Republicans and Democrats all worked through the weekend and finally agreed on a debt cutting plan. Now it's on to trying to avoid more serious financial disasters, like the L.A. Dodgers.

Downgrade Looms
Despite the debt deal success, the U.S. might still get downgraded by the financial rating agencies... which is kinda like when a man leaves his wife even after she gets a boob job.

HSBC Layoffs
Hong Kong banking giant HSBC is cuttinf 30,000 jobs... of course in China, there are 30,000 people in line at every HSBC ATM.

Poll Pain
President Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low of 40% in the Gallup Poll. And most of that 40% are the just the people who made a lot of money betting against him in the March Madness pool.

Rent Outrage
It's just been revealed that Vice President Joe Biden is charging the Secret Service rent to station its guards in the cottage near his home in Delaware. But the good news is they get to call him every night to fix the clogged toilet.

August 1st

30 BC: Octavian enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic, and making it part of the Star Alliance frequent flier deal.

1834: Slavery is abolished in the British Empire... except for women who happened to be married to British men.

1966: Purges of intellectuals becomes official People's Republic of China policy. It's the worst thing to happen to highly educated people until the premiere of Jersey Shore.


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