4 More Years! 4 More Years! 4 More Years! News: Barack Obama leaves the Democratic National Convention here with a commanding position in the race for president, leaving his Republican foe to hope that a meticulously staged three-day campaign event cannot overshadow a weak American economy. The Democratic National Convention, energized by party soldiers’ genuine affection for the first black president, accomplished what a cooler, well-staged Republican National Convention in Tampa did not: It broke through. Bill Clinton’s discursive, 50-minute Wednesday speech was watched by more people than the Cowboys-Giants game. Read more here.
J-O-B-S, Jobs Bitches! News: The August jobs report left a bittersweet taste. While the number came as a disappointment, substantially under analysts’ expectations, the politically and psychologically important unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1%. Read more here.
Osama bin Laden Is Dead & General Motors Is Alive News: General Motors Co (GM.N) plans to add up to 500 jobs at a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, marking the first step in the automaker’s goal to bring the bulk of its IT work in-house over the next three years. GM plans to hire software developers, database experts and others in Austin, the first of potentially four centers in the United States that GM plans to announce over the next year. Read more here.
Good News For Cornel & Tavis News: What good is color vision in the dark of the deep sea? For some crabs, an ability to see blue and ultraviolet light may mean the difference between chowing down on a good meal versus a toxic one. A new study published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Biology finds that some seafloor, or benthic, crabs can see in color. Read more about the study here.
See Mittens, If You Would Just Show Us The Tax Returns This Wouldn’t Be An Issue News: An anonymous group says it stole copies of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax records and will release them unless the company it stole them from pays $1 million. The Secret Service said it is investigating, and the company said there is no immediate sign that any such theft took place. Read more here.
Happy Friday POU family! We’ve had an amazing week and I’m still riding high from the DNC convention. Have a great weekend and enjoy your Friday Funnie…