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December 2014

Friday Happy Hour: Goodbye Look Edition

Cuban Breeze

For the first time in 53 years, the United States will pursue normalized relations with Cuba, something that has not happened since Michael Corleone was forced to flee that tiny island on New Year’s Eve many years ago.  Twitter was immediately flooded with people asking when they could get Cuban cigars and whether ending our embargo will allow the Phillies to more easily pursue top-notch Cuban baseball players. Won’t you pour us a Cuban Breeze, Gretchen? (Apologies to Donald Fagan)

After spending the better part of a month fighting like cats in a burlap sack, Democrats and Republicans in Congress this week came together and actually passed an important piece of legislation.  U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s ABLE Act is now poised to become the law of the land, allowing people to set aside tax-free accounts to provide for long term care for disabled loved ones. See what happens when we all play nice?

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Friday Happy Hour: Fur Piece Edition

FurryAfter spending a year and a combined $30 million or so to tell you how different they are, it turns out that outgoing Governor Tom Corbett and incoming Governor Tom Wolf have more in common than just their first names.  Both of them will be donating a little time, money and elbow grease to local food banks to make the holidays a bit more cheerful for those in need.  Thanks, Toms!  

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Friday Happy Hour: Real Gone Cat Edition

Why cats have nine lives

We know you missed us during our Thanksgiving holiday hiatus, but fear not, we are back and better than ever.  Or at least as good as we are gonna get.  So throw your mittens around your kittens and away we go!

If you are worried about racking up too much credit card debt this holiday season, keep in mind that JUST THIS WEEK the U.K. has moved to pay off more than $3 billion in debt it floated to help finance a little conflict known as World War I.  Wonder what the interest and penalties were on that sucker.

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