GOP Stuck With Dumb (Romney), Dumber (Cain), & Dumberer (Perry) In Primary Fight News: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2012, ending weeks of feverish speculation that he might shake up a wide-open Republican race with a dramatic late entrance. Christie’s decision, Republican sources said, was to be unveiled at a news conference in the New Jersey state capital of Trenton at 1 p.m. (1700 GMT). The move followed days of meetings with advisers on whether he could swiftly put together an organization and mount a credible campaign. Read more here.
This Sh*t Is Just Hilarious To Me News: Herman Cain, the businessman who has never held elected office, has broken into the top tier of Republican presidential candidates in a new poll, running neck-and-neck with Texas Gov. Rick Perry while Mitt Romney has regained his status as the clear frontrunner in the race. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found Cain and Perry tied with 16% support among Republican leaning Americans. Romney leads the field with 25% support. It’s the second time in as many weeks that support for Cain has risen at Perry’s expense. Read more here.
Global Economic News: Greece has enough money to pay pensions, salaries and bondholders through mid-November, the finance minister said Tuesday, as global markets sank on worries that a messy default could bring down European banks and trigger another global recession. Read more here.
Jesus, Please Take The Wheel News: Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the Ministry of Education in Mogadishu, killing at least 70 people, wounding dozens and shattering a relative calm that had prevailed in the Somali capital for weeks. The bomb blew up after coming to a halt at a security checkpoint. It left blackened corpses on the debris-strewn street and set other vehicles alight. Uniformed soldiers were seen dragging the wounded away. Read more here.
Dude You Killed The King Of Pop, Just Make A Plea Bargain Already News: None of the fingerprints on propofol bottles found in Michael Jackson’s bedroom or in his doctor’s possession belonged to the king of pop, sources close to the investigation told ABC News. That revelation might deal a crippling blow to Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense theory that Jackson himself took a lethal dose of propofol and the sedative lorazepam without Murray’s knowledge, creating a “perfect storm in his body that killed him instantly.” Murray is on trial for Jackson’s death and could face four years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Read more here.
Happy Tuesday Obot family! Check out the links and come back to discuss. Now for today’s Tuesday Trivia….
What 1980 post-disco club classic is one-hit wonder Tag Team sampling in their 1993 hit single “Whoomp, There It Is”?
To get a pass from the “bad chair/Lay-Z-Boy/sofa/sectional/lounge” you must provide the song title and artist first (without using “teh Google” or “teh Wiki”). If no one is able to guess the correct answer by 8:00pm EST, I am keeping the pass for myself.
Can’t recall the answer? Take a listen and see if you can figure it out…
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