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Brad's afternoon edition
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* Things have not been going well for the Romney campaign. To put it into perspective: NFL replacement refs are having a better week.
* New Romney ads are designed to appeal to women voters. NBC executives in charge of the Summer Olympics said: "If you want to appeal to women, first hit 'em with lots of gymnastics. Then diving. Then more gymnastics, followed by more diving."
* Former “Today Show” co-host Ann Curry, who recently sort of badmouthed the program, has been reporting from a Syrian war zone. Coincidence? I think not.
* The manager of a Florida Walmart kicked about 75 elementary school children out of the store for singing “God Bless America.” The kids were treated so shabbily by management, they said they felt like Walmart employees.
* John Edwards and Rielle Hunter have broken up. It's the end of Camelot, if your idea of Camelot is an illicit affair, a secret baby and a resulting court trial.
* A candidate for Congress in Florida named Eddie Gonzalez has legally changed his name to VoteForEddie.com. Hearing this does absolutely nothing to restore my faith in Florida politics.
* He legally changed his name to VoteForEddie.com only because RavingLoon.org was taken.
* It's reported that before issuing a verdict, the Drew Peterson jury asked for a definition of “unanimous.” The next time someone tries to tell you that people are not getting dumber, use this as example A.
* In Omaha, ARTsarben drew more than 20,000 people. Half those were just there to observe the one billionth cute word spin on Aksarben.
* On Sunday, a Tampa Bay defender hit Giants quarterback Eli Manning after Manning took a knee to end the game. In a sign of the times, the defender probably thought Eli was Tebowing.
* After the Tampa Bay defender hit Eli Manning, it was reported that Giants coach Tom Coughlin had an unhappy expression. Which doesn't mean much since the last time Coughlin had a happy expression was when he got a skateboard for his ninth birthday.
* In a new TV commercial, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones raps. And I, for one, just hope this 69-year-old billionaire with all the plastic surgery is taken seriously by the rap community.
* Jones is using his rap name – Vanilla Wealth.