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Mitt Romney's campaign canceled all their credit cards after the failed presidential hopeful conceded the race to President Obama. Many staffers, caught unaware, were left stranded: "Aides taking cabs home late that night got rude awakenings when they found the credit cards linked to the campaign no longer worked."

RomneyOrderingSecret Service were notified early Wednesday that their time guarding Mitt Romney had come to an end. "Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue," read the command text.

Anti-gay Muslim and Christian activists protested in Monrovia, Liberia, today to ban all gay and lesbian activities there.

Did Paula Broadwell's husband write to Chuck Klosterman at The Ethicist to ask for advice about how to handle her affair with David Petraeus?

Raise your hand if you wish Becks had taken you and not wife Victoria to see Barbra Streisand perform.

Is it gauche to ask wedding guests to donate to marriage equality causes in lieu of gifts?

The DC Eagle is closing.

JawsLegoLiam Neeson, Will Ferrell and Alison Brie have all signed on for the Lego movie.

This is what happens when you buy an "iPad" from a gas station.

Baby tiger and chihuahua find love in a hopeless place.

May we all age as well as Daniel Day-Lewis.

Brian Brown and his mob at the National Organization for Marriage want to make equality-supporting Starbucks "pay a price" in the Middle East. "Their international outreach is where we can have the most effect,” Brown said during a conference call with his minions. “So for example, in Qatar, in the Middle East, we’ve begun working to make sure that there’s some price to be paid for this. These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage. And this is where Starbucks wants to expand, as well as India. So we have done some of this; we’ve got to do a lot more.”

Lindsay Lohan has decided not to sit down for an interview with Barbara Walters.

Eugene Delgaudio, the Virginia conservative who used a gay couple's wedding picture to campaign against Colorado State Sen. Jean White and propagandize against marriage equality, is being investigated for allegedly using public resources and employees to fuel his anti-gay crusade.

RBSPSThis is what the Earth sounds like. PBS explains: "Physicist Craig Kletzing, a professor at the University of Iowa, and his colleagues at NASA recently recorded the clearest example yet of this chorus from the Radiation Belt Storm Probes, a pair of satellites surveying the radiation fields that envelop the Earth. Just days after the satellites' launch, they were beaming back high-resolution data that matches the quality of CD audio."

President Obama is officially the winner in Florida, collecting the state's 29 electoral votes and bringing his total to 332 over Romney's 206.

Nate Silver says GOP still has an electoral disadvantage for next two election cycles at least. "States like Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Iowa are overwhelmingly white – but also highly educated, with fairly progressive views on social policy. If Republicans moderated their tone on social issues, they might be more competitive in these states, while regaining ground in Northern Virginia and in the Philadelphia suburbs," says the statistician.

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  1. Mitt cancelled all credit cards the moment he lost the race. That's the way he treats employees. Really nasty.

    Posted by: simon | Nov 10, 2012 5:10:36 PM


  2. Typical of Martian Mitt to cancel credit card and leave his staff stranded. I'm surprised he gave them credit cards in the first time - I thought he would make them all pay for everything themselves. What a horrible, evil person ! I am still on a high after the election ! I really thought we were going to get landed with Martian Mitt. This weekend is a MAJOR celebration for us all !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 10, 2012 5:55:58 PM


  3. I went the DC Eagle precisely once. Someone put acid in my drink and it was one of the scariest experiences ever. My friends looked like werewolves, and I'd done acid before---but on purpose.

    Posted by: Anon | Nov 10, 2012 6:49:22 PM


  4. I lave Nate; he's always right. And easy on the eyes too.

    Posted by: chasmader | Nov 10, 2012 7:55:00 PM


  5. Pretty nasty what Brian Brown is doing. Didn't think much of the story when I first saw it but now it's sinking in, that's a really bold threat. Nasty SOB. Now they're the International O.M.

    Posted by: NeverEclipsed81 | Nov 11, 2012 1:35:01 AM


  6. So in other words Brian Brown is finally admitting that the "Christian" Right shares much in common with Arab fundamentalists. You say Sharia, I say For Jesus...

    Let's call the whole thing off.

    This story should get nationwide attention. The GOP is ALL about Capitalism but Brian Brown wants to damage a "brand" because their corporate identity conflicts with Middle East "values." Newsflash, Brian, ALL Western corporations have values that conflict with the Muslim world because they employ women.

    It's refreshing to hear Brian admit they share the same values though. The Ayatollah and the Assahollah, a match made in... well, somewhere.

    Posted by: Caliban | Nov 11, 2012 2:59:58 AM


  7. "These are not countries that look kindly on same-sex marriage" Why not just man up and say the TRUTH!? These are countries that do not look kindly on HOMOSEXUALITY ITSELF, just like YOU. I never thought I could have such an intense hatred for someone who I don't even know.

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 11, 2012 4:52:17 AM


  8. PS: Aren't these the same people who got absolutely outraged when we said that we were going to boycott Chick-fil-a? And we're not the ones donating to hate groups and trying to get peoples rights taken away!

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 11, 2012 4:56:01 AM


  9. For once I'm not going to rage about the Religious Right...

    An interesting statement of the election in terms of education of the electorate:

    http://www.happyplace.com/19076/election-infographic-shows-most-educated-states-voted-for-obama

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 11, 2012 7:42:47 AM


  10. The campaign credit card thing was handled poorly, but there might have been a hundred reasons for it.

    The basic mistake the GOP made was in not separating electoral college votes up into congressional districts while they held the reigns in blue states. Romney would have gotten 13 EC votes in Florida, 5 in Virginia, 7 in Ohio, etc., making the race a lot tighter. I think they are going to have to do it now to have any chance of winning in 2016, unless they run a populist moderate. Keep in mind that populist moderate John McCain lost by a larger margin though in 2008, so it ain't easy regardless.

    Posted by: anon | Nov 11, 2012 9:08:11 AM


  11. @Anon :

    "Populist moderate" McCain turned into an Evangelical right-wing nutjob as soon as he started to run for President. He turned 180* from the positions he held as a senator. *THAT* is why he lost (well, that, and Palin).

    Posted by: MikeKV | Nov 11, 2012 9:28:19 AM


  12. It is interesting to consider Romney's handling of the staff credit cards in light of one right-wing excuse for his loosing: he didn't have enough money.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 11, 2012 1:34:16 PM


  13. Yes and if it was your money, you would do the same thing. Having run several businesses and seeing first hand how much employees steal, this was the only prudent action to take. The sense of entitlement by employees today is incomprehensible.

    Posted by: Johnny | Nov 11, 2012 2:00:45 PM


  14. Only a true miser would cut funds off the night of the election, most decent campaigns wait 12 to 18 hours as a bonus to hard work done on it's behalf. Johnny I feel your pain but employees wouldn't resort to stealing if their wages are living wages. My ex was a business owner and he asked prospective employees how would they feel if he came to their home and stole from them? Also he hired based on character as well as ability.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Nov 11, 2012 2:51:48 PM


  15. The Romney credit card debacle reminds me of the surviving crew members of the Titanic, whose pay stopped at exactly 2:20am, April 15, 1912.

    Posted by: Joseph | Nov 11, 2012 11:17:07 PM


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