INTHECAPITAL’S WORKING LUNCH: Here’s some stuff to make you smarter/less bored while you eat your lunch alone at your cubicle. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
NOTHING SAYS ‘HOLIDAY SEASON’ LIKE A GOOD OLE FASHIONED CONGRESSIONAL STANDOFF!
Good afternoon, DC. You’re almost there. Unless you work for a totalitarian dictator
of sorts, this is probably your last day slaving away at the cube. We’re right there with you. Let’s see if we can’t get you through those next few hours, eh? Who are we kidding? You’re already drunk, aren’t you? Of course you are. That’s why we love you…
BARRY TWEETS, YOU LISTEN: Obama tweeted last night. Figured you should know. “The @WhiteHouse: Everyone should see what #40dollars means to folks: groceries, daycare, gas, copays. Keep it going. I’ll talk abt this tmrw @ 12:15ET. -bo”
BREATH OF FRESH AIR - A NEW HAMPSHIRE PAPER ENDORSES LEAST-CRAZY GOP CANDIDATE:
Are Granite State residents starting to see the light with Huntsman? Probably not, but this only can only help, right? The former Utah Governor, seen last night tickling the ivories
on Letterman, must be smiling this afternoon after getting an endorsement from the Concord Monitor.IMPORTANT SNIPPET FROM THEIR ENDORSEMENT: ”Huntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama.” Read the Rest here: http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/299756/huntsman-is-the-best-choice-for-gop
Bit o’ Tech…
PETE CASHMORE’S PREDICTIONS ON 2012’s TOP TECH TRENDS:
I’m not usually one for throwing out random predictions but Cashmore, founder of Mashable.com, nails it in my opinion. IMPORTANT SNIPPET:”Near Field Communication essentially lets you replace your credit cards with your phone: Wave an NFC-enabled phone near the credit card reader in a store (or taxi cab), and the money is deducted from your account.” http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/19/tech/innovation/top-tech-trends-2012/index.html
BEST OF POLITICO’S PLAYBOOK (we read it so you don’t have to): via a direct copy/paste -
ROMNEY — “Consultant wars: Mitt’s mad men,” by Ben Smith: “MittRomney’s
campaigns for governor and president have employed perhaps the three signature political admen of their generation: Mike Murphy, Alex Castellanos and Stuart Stevens. … They hate each other. More precisely, Murphy and Castellanos, who worked for Romney in 2002 and 2008, respectively, have proven unable to disguise their loathing for Stevens, his current guru and frequent traveling companion. … [W]hile Stevens makes the campaign’s ads and travels with the candidate, Murphy is widely seen as waiting in the wings. … ‘Murphy wouldn’t come back in unless they agreed to shoot Stu in the head,’ said a prominent Republican consultant who knows all three well and who, like many who spoke to POLITICO, spoke anonymously for fear of becoming involved in a dangerous feud. …http://bit.ly/tUZtAV
the fun stuff….
DOLLAR MENU BE DAMNED! ORDER OFF-MENU AT FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS (h/t Marc Pitarresi): Guess what? All your favorite artery clogging fast food restaurants have secret menus. Next time you go to Chipotle you’re gonna be soooo VIP. FAVORITE ITEM: McDonald’s Chicken and Waffles (McGriddle sandwich with chicken in the middle)