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Welcome to Casual Friday where we wake you up with the overlooked news stories of the week. The offbeat, strange and sometimes downright weird news items that mainstream media tends to ignore, all wrapped up with a few funnies, all designed to get your face in smiling shape for the weekend.
This week I am cutting straight to the funny stuff.
My only regret about Romney's loss: Having to call off our plans to riot. I'd told Drudge about it and everything.— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) November 8, 2012
Let us Pause to remember that at least John McCain won Sarah Palin's home state. fb.me/2dDHNeW9d— The National Memo (@NationalMemo) November 7, 2012
Has Nate Silver started his model to guess what BS the GOP will impeach the president for?— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 7, 2012
You know it was a bad night when Michele Bachmann is the right's bright spot.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) November 7, 2012
No matter who wins tonight, we're all impressed Fox News made it through 4 years of a black president without saying the N-word on the air.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) November 7, 2012
Romney not watching any network projections. Will know it's time to pack it up & go home when his dog instinctively climbs on top of his car— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) November 7, 2012
Clint Eastwood just conceded to his barcalounger.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 7, 2012
Fox News says #RomneyRyan2012 is leading in Ohio and Florida among voters over 50 who send their relatives email in ALL CAPS.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) November 7, 2012
Thinking about skipping work tomorrow, smoking pot and marrying a dude.— Holy GOP (@HolyGOP) November 7, 2012
Bad news for Joe Walsh's kids. He's unemployed again.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 7, 2012
Oh just give Rachel another Emmy already!— Bill Harnsberger (@BillinPortland) November 8, 2012
"It looks tonight that in Missouri, Claire McCaskill has legitimately raped Todd Akin." ~ Jon Stewart -- The Daily Show.
The hashtag natesilverfacts is trending the last couple days and it seems Nate has replaced -- Chuck Norris!! ::gasp:: Here are a few to get the ball rolling -- or the numbers crunching -- Top 25 Nate Silver Facts:
When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from Nate Silver.
Nate Silver can unscramble an egg.
Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, fear of tight spaces is claustrophobia, fear of Nate Silver is called Logic.
Nate Silver can slam a revolving door.
Results ask Nate Silver if they're significant. #natesilverfacts— John Collison (@collision) November 7, 2012
Nate Silver doesn't think this song is about him. He's 78.3% sure it is. #natesilverfacts— Beau Dure (@duresport) November 8, 2012
Nate Silver can recite pi. Backwards. #natesilverfacts— Anthony Maës (@portemantho) November 8, 2012
I'll leave you with this single story from election night, just in case you were thinking that was the one day the Romney campaign didn't produce a gaffe, blunder or pratfall -- Whoops! Romney's "transistion" website spotted by blogger.
Before the election, Mitt Romney's staff prepared a transition website, in case the former Republican nominee was elected president of the United States. And even though Romney didn't win the election, the site saw the light of day — for a few moments anyway.Romney's Transistion Site at Taegan Goddard's Political Wire.
Taegan Goddard, author and former policy advisor, caught the slip up and captured screenshots of the now removed pages. He posted them on his blog, Political Wire.