Saturday Morning Roundup

Read this, then get back to your yard work.

Senate on record pace for sloth
The Washington Times
Big issues are piling up in Congress, but halfway through the year, the Senate is on pace for its least productive legislative session since records were first kept, and the House is also operating at a clip well below normal, according to an analysis of floor activity by The Washington Times.
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Gingrich campaign over $1M in debt
ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign is more than $1 million in debt, according to his campaign disclosure provided to The Associated Press on Friday.
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We’re Taking Advice from Whom?
Rich Galen,
I say we tax the hell out of anyone who has Timothy Geithner’s personal cell phone number.
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Grief counseling for Muggles mourning final ‘Harry Potter’ film
The Washington Times
A wise man — probably William Faulkner; possibly the people who keep making “Saw” movies — once said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” The same holds true for beloved movie and book franchises. If the examples of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” are any guide, the greater Potterverse figures to live long and prosper, well after the last film boards Charon’s ferry to its Blu-ray afterlife.
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The Lost Art Of Transparency — Or How Netflix Dropped The Ball
Netflix does a lot of things right, but not being open and transparent about their subscription changes are currently hurting them as they are taking a beating in the public’s eye.
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Google+: One Hell Of A Trojan Horse
There’s no shortage of Google+ in the air these days. Overeager pundits and soothsayers are hoping to be among the most visible voices on the net saying which service or company it’s going to topple, why it’s going to fail or succeed, and why it should or shouldn’t be more like this or that.
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Born On This Day
1821 – Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (d. 1910)
1888 – Shoeless Joe Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1951)
1907 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (d. 1990)
1911 – Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
1943 – Jimmy Johnson, American football coach
1967 – Will Ferrell, American comedian

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