Friday Afternoon News Roundup

You remember how the gun industry whipped up fears that the Obama administration was going to steal everybody’s guns? That translated into a huge windfall for them.

path of tropical storm Isaac

Projected path of hurricane (tropical storm) Isaac seems to be taking a more westerly direction away from central Florida.

Take your time and sit down and enjoy this great article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Shooting outside of the Empire State building has left at least two dead.

Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel and will not fight doping charges any longer. I believe that Lance Armstrong is a competitor. I believe that he worked very hard to be the best. I believe that he did everything in his power to win. Everything.

Hospitals struggle with super infections.

West Nile infections continue to be a problem.

Household income has decreased during the recession.

Mike Huckabee has raced to the defense of Missouri Representative Todd Akin. I wonder if this will jeopardize his appearance at the GOP convention?

A Republican candidate for sheriff in New Hampshire has retracted his statement about using deadly force to prevent abortions. He has now promised not to murder any doctors if he is elected Sheriff. Well, that’s a comfort.

Norway shooter gets the maximum of 21 years. I suspect that he will never see the light of day.

In the culmination of a huge case, a court in South Korea rules that Samsung did not violate Apple’s iPhone design. Well, that case wasn’t the huge one. It was the small one. In California, today, a jury decided that Samsung was a bad company and violated several of Apple’s patents. The jury awarded Apple a cool $1 billion.