10 ) “Occupy Wall Street” movements grow, expand, become more contentious, and remind us that when people rise up against their government, that’s patriotism, but when people rise up against the corporations that benefit from government largesse and favoritism, well, that’s commie talk.
9 ) Herman Cain continues to surge in the polls. Not that I’m a huge Romney supporter, but why are his biggest challenges in the primary from all the biggest loony-tunes?
8 ) Rush Limbaugh denies Mitt Romney’s conservative bona fides. Suddenly, lots of Massachusetts Democrats find themselves all turned around on this Romney guy.
7 ) Somerville public schools continue to clamp down on holidays. After neutering Halloween, one principal now wants to scuttle Columbus Day because it celebrates genocide. Fair enough. Can we also cancel Christmas because it celebrates a religion that killed thousands of people during the Crusades, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Inquisition? No? C’mon, let’s have a little consistency here.
6 ) Mitt Romney’s Mormonism becomes a talking point in the GOP primaries after a key Rick Perry supporter calls it a “cult.” Hey, remember when everyone said John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism would kill his chances of becoming President?
5 ) Friendly’s abruptly closes 60 restaurants as part of a bankruptcy protection restructuring plan. I only wish this was Brigham’s we were talking about, so I could lament how Awful Awful this is. It’s hard to work “Fribble” into a bad joke.
4 ) Netflix retreats on its plans to separate its streaming and DVD delivery functions into two separate operations. And all it took was thousands of customers jumping ship and plummeting stock values!
3 ) The MBTA launches a new campaign encouraging riders to be more courteous. So next time you’re on the T, look for signs reading, “We know we’re jacking up fares for your sub-par service, but that’s no reason to call us greedy jackasses.”
2 ) Theo Epstein leaves the Red Sox for the Chicago Cubs. Tell me, why is it that when the players on a sports team suck out loud, it’s the management that gets the boot?
1 ) Sixteen extras playing zombies in the next “Resident Evil” movie were injured in an on-set accident. Fortunately, none of them were struck in the head.
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